I guess I should be somewhat glad that spammers don't waste paper – just my time. I'd like to have a 'junk-o-meter' that would keep track of the seconds I spend deleting junk mail. I think it would add up to minutes a day. 20 maybe? Well, that's a good 2 hours a week. If that's true, then 2 x 50 (assuming the two weeks of vacation I used to have) = 100 hours. Well, that's 4.16 days a year — just do delete spam!!I believe that spammers should be forced to spend their time planting new trees. I think it's a nice completion to a vicious cycle. If we could only get the politicians to do something about it. Sadly enough, with the exception of our good friend, future politician, and fellow blogger, Tara Sue, the folks in Washington would likely send out another mailer – yet again, missing the point.Think about the amount of mail that is generated by your own local government. I am still getting sales tax applications from the State of Texas. I've had my sales tax permit for over two months. And, just in case I lost the first one, they sent me the same certificate 4 times!So folks, do your part to help cut down on junkmail. Don't sign up for petty mailing lists. Watch who you give your information to. Tell those solicitors to take your name off the list. Don't shop with folks that knowingly and openly resell your name and address. And please, for my sanity's sake, no matter how great the opportunity of a lifetime may be, don't forward it to me, and don't forward it to everyone in your address book.Remember: Friends don't let friends forward spam. As with other topics of the day, abstinence is the only guarantee.

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