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newmac Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 03:30 AM
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Huffpo finds the source of recorded "robocalls"
More on the firm tied to the origin of those calls

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Feather_Lars...


Just look at their clients. This firm is pure sleaze.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 03:33 AM
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1. Great find and welcome to DU! n/t
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 03:35 AM
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2. Just posted this in another thread; here's their contact info and client list

http://www.flsconnect.com /
There is an office located in Mankato, Minnesota. 1400 Madison Avenue. Anyone in the area care to join me for some picketing tomorrow??
Anyone else want to swamp their offices with calls? Jam their phones? Flood their fax machines?
Local phone number 507.388.5996
Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) number 651.999.0249, toll-free 1.866.357.2008.

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7300 Hudson Blvd
Suite 270
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55128
651-999-0249
651-649-0486- fax
Toll Free: 1-866-357-2008


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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 04:03 AM
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4. Bookmarked, I'm in.
I can even do this while mowing the grass. :hi:
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 04:24 AM
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6. I'm sure you're way ahead of me here on crossposting to the MN forum
Right?? Right!!
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:15 AM
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15. Yeppers, did that before I went to bed...
:hi:
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riverdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 04:56 AM
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7. Green Bay Packers?
I thought they were publicly owned. What would they be doing in such company?
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:16 AM
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16. Not sure but I'd like to know...
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 06:49 AM
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8. Some Robo calls might be helpful
in delivering a message to them. I think it might take a lot of Robo calls.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 03:58 AM
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3. K&R!
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 04:13 AM
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5. Thank you! K and R
and Bookmarked!
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 07:09 AM
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9. The company is called "FLS."
Fucking Liars and Scumbags is what it stands for, I believe. But I could be wrong. We should all call them and ask.

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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:17 AM
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17. Feather, Larson and Synhorst - I call them Fear, Lies and Smear
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machI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 07:28 AM
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10. K & R
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 07:34 AM
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11. Could This Be The End Of Robocalls???
I've seen this company mentioned before in making these calls...Talkingpoints Memo has been great in finding these companies and finding out who operates them.

Here's hoping the Obama campaign stays away from any robo-calling and that those getting calls from Gramps will react negatively. These calls are an irritant and, for some people, a tremendous violation of their privacy...the return on these calls is always more negative than positive.

I know in some states, it's illegal to place an automated solicitation call...I'd love to see a sleezy company like this one shut down for violating those laws or the Do Not Call list.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 07:36 AM
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12. From your link
FLS-DCI has been one of the largest corporate receipents of funds from the Republican National Committee in 2004. FLS-DCI has close ties to key White House advisor Karl Rove and others in the GOP.

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It's probaly the same source of the robo calls against McCain in 2000 claiming he had an african-american child out of wedlock and the other outragous claims.
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Grateful for Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 09:07 AM
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13. Thanks for posting this.
K&R
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 09:25 AM
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14. Chamber of Commerce connection
These guys are tied at the hip:

"Joint and several liability reform has been a long standing priority for the business community, local governments, schools and non-profits. Grassroots wins the day in politics and FLS was an invaluable partner in implementing a targeted program to help secure the votes needed to pass this major legislation.

David C. Olson
President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Chair, Civil Justice Coalition"

http://www.flsphones.com/team.htm

Civil Justice my ass.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:17 AM
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18. Yikes. That's kinda scary.
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:35 AM
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19. St. Paul, eh? Think they had "anything" to do with the police
action during the convention????
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:48 AM
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20. The Robocalls are backfiring
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2008...
<snip>
Among Hoosiers who received one of the calls is Melissa Achtien, a 48-year-old Fishers mother of four who said she came home from a soccer meeting to find the message attacking Obama on her voice mail.

It was, she said, "a very ugly call about being afraid of Obama because of his association with Ayers. We are afraid about our jobs, our 401(k), et cetera. But using the politics of fear that a U.S. senator is palling around with terrorists is just ridiculous. There's no honor or integrity in that."

Achtien -- wearing a "Republicans For Obama" button at a news conference organized by Democrats -- said she's never voted for a Democrat before but will support Obama this year.

James Davis, a 68-year-old Indianapolis man, also received one of the calls. And, he said, it's why he's now going to vote for Obama.
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Keep calling Rethugs!!!
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maddowfan Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 03:51 PM
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21. I Say McCain-Palin Is Behind Them
I couldn't be bothered about the company, although it is interesting. I want McCain-Palin fried over this!
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