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    On a slightly related/unrelated note, I unfriended someone on Facebook for not only posting that "get 36 books" pyramid scheme but then defending it. Just because you've gotten one book back so far doesn't mean the whole thing will be a success for everyone or even for you. One book is not 36. I also hate the hashtags connected to it because how does a book exchange "save our culture" anyway? I hate that everyone that shares it hasn't done a google search to see how there's no legit way to buy 6 books and make it turn into 36. It seems like a terrible idea start to finish, you mail out 6 books and just hope to 36 in return but there's no guarantee that you get 36 unique books. It calls for you send your favorite you could get a dozen copies of one book. I did a google search and found a book exchange site, seems totally legit and legal, you send a book and then you get to pick on out. There are even people on reddit organizing their own 1 for 1 exchanges. It's not like book exchanges are unheard of.
    We've used Book Mooch on and off for years. It's easier to simply donate books or put them in a 'little library' but occasionally I still hop onto Book Mooch to look for specific books or to see if anyone wants something we have. If you have a series or a lot of similar books, one person or group can mooch a lot of your books and save on shipping. e.g. An organization in CA and one in WI each mooched a bunch of children's books from me. So that gave me a lot of points to mooch books and I only had to ship out a few big boxes. OTOH, there were times I was shipping many single books and the shipping, even using media mail, got pretty high.
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    I hate that we are on the no call list....BUT I KEEP GETTING TELEMARKETER CALLS!!!!
    I love the fact that dd wanted to do pa training for girl scouts...but no one told me that I had to register her AS a pa...not a camper. Trying to find the freaking info on the web site is a never ending hunt. Even after I had talked to someone ON THE PHONE about it!!! Why am I having so much trouble with girl scouts??? AHHHHHHH!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deli76 View Post
    I hate that we are on the no call list....BUT I KEEP GETTING TELEMARKETER CALLS!!!!
    I've been getting quite a few calls lately too; they are all from anti-abortion groups. I am also on the 'do not call' list. The calls really irritate me. I turn them in to the state AG; I'm not sure it does any good but it makes me feel better. It only takes a minute to report the call online.
    finished 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 14) and Wombat (boy - age 14)

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    We got telemarketing calls no matter for being on the DNC list.
    When we switched to the home being an additional line on the cell phone plan (cheaper!!!), the calls all stopped.
    Our home *cell* defaults to the home wifi for signal, and is plugged into a set of cordless phones, so it appears to be a regular home line.
    Without the telemarketers.
    Heres the cell-to-home phone thingie we have... Im sure there are other models.
    https://www.amazon.com/AT-Connect-An...s=att+clp99483
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    AM, I get just as many telemarketing calls on my cell phone as our landline. I just keep blocking numbers and they keep calling from new ones. They even do something so that it appears that the call is from a local phone number or business on my caller ID. I used to wait until the person would get on and then when they would finish their initial part of the script I would start mine - "Thank you for calling today to reduce your interest rates, may I have your credit card number?" Or maybe, "Thanks for calling about home security systems, if you give us your code and your street address we can update your alarm system so that it continues to work correctly."

    Or, if you have littles, give them the phone. I used to hand over the phone to DS when he was little and all the stuff he just HAD to talk endlessly about I'd tell him, "Here, tell this person all about your hermit crabs, frogs, the airplane you saw...."

    That worked, too.
    homeschooling one DS, age 13.

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    LOL I hadnt thought of handing the phone to the kids. Ours were mostly automated telemarketing messages - even more annoying!

    Its been about a year now, and no telemarketing calls get through. I like knowing that if the phone rings, its someone I want to talk to.

    Hubbys phone number has a common 800-number prefix, he made it years ago so that it would only ring for someone in his contacts list. That seemed to work well for him.

    But yah, who likes telemarketers?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    I use my orange camping whistle for the non robocall ones. Works like a charm. The robocalls are getting relentless, though. I have had many from some dude with a thick accent, claiming that he is from the IRS, I owe big dollars, and the police are virtually on their way unless I call back. I block the number and they keep popping back up with new ones. These scams must work on a decent percentage of people for them to keep at it like this. Makes me sad and angry, and almost wishing there were a hell.
    Skrink - mama to my 14 yo wild woman

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    We get them on our landline, but rarely. Dh and I are the only ones with the number so if he's home I just pick up and hang up. Last week I answered and there was a real live person there instead of dead air. He said I won a cruise. I was laughing my ass off.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    Not too long ago a person called and offered to fix the "problem" on my computer. It seems my computer had a bad "bacteria" (so he told me in very poor and broken English.) Virus....bacteria - whatever!
    homeschooling one DS, age 13.

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    Two hours ago my son and I were watching a baby rabbit in our backyard.
    I just looked out the window and saw a cat grab the rabbit from under a hosta. I ran outside but the cat ran so fast I didn't see where he went. I am sick about it.

    We have so many birds and rabbits killed by the cats. I've asked my neighbors who let their cats out if they will put collars with bells on them - but they won't.
    finished 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 14) and Wombat (boy - age 14)

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