Well, That's Capitalism!
The parents of Terri Schiavo have authorized a conservative direct-mailing firm to sell a list of their financial supporters, making it likely that thousands of strangers moved by her plight will receive a steady stream of solicitations from anti-abortion and conservative groups.
Privacy experts said the sale of the list was legal and even predictable, if ghoulish.
"I think it's amusing," said Robert Gellman, a privacy and information policy consultant. "I think it's absolutely classic America. Everything is for sale in America, every type of personal information."
The New York Times
List Of Schiavo Donors Sold To Direct-Marketing Firm
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
Translation: *Ding-Dong* YOU'VE GOT SPAM/JUNK MAIL!!
Excellent! Now, your wife can save $19.95 on that autographed 700 Club penis pump she always gets pestered about in her Hotmail and you -- being the man of the house -- get 20% off the consultation fee at The Jerry Falwell College Of Breast Implants. Hey, not only is Jerry the president ... but he's also a client.
Only in America, people.
Only in America ...