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The causes and severity of NSA infractions vary widely. One in 10 incidents is attributed to a typographical error in which an analyst enters an incorrect query and retrieves data about U.S phone calls or emails.
There are two phone calls parents don’t ever want to get from their children. No. 1 is, ‘I’m in prison. Come fetch me.’ And No. 2 is, ‘I’ve written a novel… and it’s set in your hometown.’
I start phone calls at 4 A.M. to cheer people up. The housebound, people in the hospital. People who, after decades, still can’t get over what happened 10 or 15 years ago.
My grandmother, when she looked at American movies, she said, ‘They’re all the same. In the first scene somebody shoots somebody and then everybody makes phone calls.’
In my office, I have a very beautiful marble bust of Seneca. I always have my eye on him when I’m taking phone calls. He’s one of the many philosophers I’ve always read and admired.
When people note that more and more voters are cutting their landline phones and that more and more people are refusing to pick up phone calls from numbers they don’t know, they are identifying problems that the polling industry has long struggled with and continue to try to adapt to.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
The NSA is not listening to anyone’s phone calls. They’re not reading any Americans’ e-mails. They’re collecting simply the data that your phone company already has, and which you don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy, so they can search that data quickly in the event of a terrorist plot.
And that’s how I wrote to NICAP, but then later, just very soon after that, like three weeks later, we started getting phone calls from government agents.
The idea of MPs texting and emailing through debates makes my gorge rise, as it does when a minicab driver makes phone calls at the wheel. I’m not paying you to keep in touch with your mates!
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Every morning, I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day.
The only time producers fed me lines on ‘Laguna Beach’ were more fake phone calls or pickup scenes. We’d film for nine months out of the year, and then they would start cutting episodes together, and they would realize that they needed a specific scene.
At the end of the day, what difference does it make if you made 10 films or 18 films? You made 10 films, but you had a great relationship with your kids, or at least you did your best not to screw them up irrevocably, or you made 18, and they don’t return your phone calls.
On the evidence I have on hand at home, social media isn’t killing our children. It isn’t killing families, either, because the constant long bloody phone calls that parents complained to their teenagers about in decades past are gone.
When you build your own brand, people will still return your phone calls regardless of the call letters or where you actually work, because they now know you and they trust you in what you have to say and what you’re doing. That, to me, is the most important aspect when it comes to building your brand.
I’m not engaged in predicting random number generators. I actually get phone calls from people who want to know what lottery numbers are going to win. I don’t have a clue.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
When I ask people how much time they spend not doing their job – time spent on ‘work-about-work’ or phone calls or e-mails – people regularly tell me 60, or even 90 percent. So if Asana could take that down closer to zero, we could potentially double the effectiveness of humanity.
The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It’s time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
I’m after joining the ‘This Morning’ family, so I’m going to be doing a bit of presenting. I’m going to be taking some phone calls, like an agony aunt type thing, I’m going to be taking on some challenges, they want me to do a skydive and drift a car and things.
Any good GM wants to field phone calls from his peers.
I felt we really couldn’t be separated that much. I’d had a baby, and I was traveling and working alone while he was in the Army. It was very difficult-the phone calls and all of that. I really was very depressed.
I can go to sleep when my head hits the pillow. When I get phone calls from my factory in the middle of the night, I can go right back to sleep on a dime.
Wherever I am, I start my day, it’s the same. I’m not an early bird. I’m not waking up at five o’clock, six o’clock; it’s usually seven-thirty, eight o’clock, and I will then read the newspapers, emails from around the world and make phone calls.
I do not know of a Chinese blogger who has gone to jail, but I know several who have had their blogs shut down. I also know some Chinese bloggers who have received threatening phone calls from police warning them to ‘be careful.’ In some cases, they stopped blogging for a while.
Both my parents are actors, and I saw them struggle with work, waiting for phone calls.
Charlotte Le Bon
I hate phone calls, so I believe in a telephone armistice. To me, the idea of calling someone unprompted is basically saying, ‘Hey, stop whatever you’re doing and talk to me right now.’ If you find yourself in the middle of something, getting an unprompted annoyance is incredibly frustrating.
Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors’ phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away.
If you’re a successful woman, chances are that you spend a ton of time working. You’re probably on your email a lot, taking phone calls and going on regular business trips that don’t involve your man. He can start to feel left out of a very important and very time-consuming part of your life.
As recently as 2014, I was a Paul Ryan supporter. I pounded signs and made phone calls on his behalf. I bought his book and gave it out to friends.
The worst thing about being a freelance film director is that you’re scrambling around Soho with a briefcase, looking for somewhere to make phone calls. That was my position for 10 years.
You’ve got to realize, I’ve been stabbed three times; I’m not too used to this kind of love from people. It has been unbelievable the amount of support I’ve gotten. I’m getting letters, packages, e-mails, and phone calls from so many people. It’s just overwhelming.
I’ve had to fight for roles and I’ve lost a hundred roles, but ‘Smoking’ and ‘Smith’ were phone calls. That’s the dream.
E-mails, phone calls, Web sites, videos. They’re still all letters, basically, and they’ve come to outnumber old-fashioned conversations. They are the conversation now.
I got a call saying that George Lucas wanted to meet me. Of all the phone calls I’ve received – Oliver Stone wants to meet you; Spike Lee wants to meet you – that was the one call I never in a million years thought was going to happen.
There’s a difference between being able to make long distance phone calls cheaper on the Internet and walking around Riyadh with a PDA where you can have all of Google in your pocket. It’s a difference in degree that’s so enormous it becomes a difference in kind.
When I did my first price guide in 1979, publications weren’t interested in mentioning it. Now I get phone calls weekly if not daily from publications and television shows who want to know what’s hot, how to get started in antiques, and the best way to buy antiques.
For me, not owning a car means I may spend a little extra time on public transportation, but I can use that time to read, catch up on work projects, and make the phone calls I couldn’t get to earlier. Plus, I never waste time at the mechanics or gas station.
I learned Hollywood is a small community, and you really have to be a part of the community to get anything done. Unlike traditional industries, where you can do things from afar with phone calls and e-mail, this town is really about being social. Because that’s how trust gets built.
I would say 90 percent of my mail and phone calls are from people who want some kind of help or succor or commitment from me to do something.
I think that audio and video over the internet in the sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls. Maybe we’ll actually have picture phone through your work station.
People return my phone calls now, which is really interesting. I’ll tell you what I’ve learned that’s kind of bittersweet. So many doors have opened up. I’ve met everybody in the business. I’m fortunate people want to work with me.
It’s hardly a secret that I’m skeptical of declarations that the aliens are out and about on our planet. Still, I try to answer every one of these mails and phone calls because, after all, it’s not a violation of physics to travel from one star system to another.
I worked in an office. I was like an assistant. So, I would just answer phone calls, coordinate events. It was a great day job. I worked with amazing people, but obviously, whenever you are doing something that’s not your dream, you kind of feel like, ‘Oh, I’m on this grind.’
Kelly Marie Tran
I’m bad at returning phone calls.
You play a couple of shows, and these label guys come – and they leave halfway through a show. Then the phone calls just stop. And your heart is broken.
James Vincent McMorrow
I’m unique for a suspense author in that I don’t have a specialty background. A lot of suspense writers used to be lawyers or crime beat reporters. I didn’t even know a cop when I started out. I finally figured out that I could visit prisons – I just had to be willing to make the phone calls.
It doesn’t hurt to be a former governor. It helps in terms of getting your phone calls returned.
PM Modi believes in detailed planning through extensive consultation. He is an example as a listener – no interruptions, no urgent phone calls, no distractions; he absorbs every input. He doesn’t hesitate to say he needs more inputs, another round of briefing, or more time to mull over.
When I go a stretch without tweeting, I will occasionally get an email from my mom, checking in. I always find this amusing but also gratifying: Thanks to Twitter, I can keep in touch with my parents and let them in on what I’m doing in a way that even the regular phone calls of a doting daughter can’t do.
As a novelist, there are three phone calls you never expect to receive in your lifetime because if you waited for them you would grow despairing – one calling from Stockholm with a Swedish accent, one from the NBA, and one from Oprah Winfrey.
A lot of times as an actor you watch a film it’s like thumbing through a photo book from your past. It’s people you haven’t seen in a while, there are people that have passed away, and there are people you owe phone calls to.
In Hollywood, one doesn’t bag a project over phone calls. You have to work hard, find a manager, give screen tests, attend workshops and take up voice training.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.
When I was a kid, among the other embarrassing things I would do, and there’s a list of stupid things, but I would make these dumb comedy tapes. I would often make prank phone calls, but I would also do it with friends.
J. J. Abrams
There were the phone calls and Elvis had asked me to visit him in Los Angeles. This was in 1962.
It’s hard to understand the athlete’s lifestyle. You literally eat, sleep, train. You go to training camps in the winter where there is no Internet, you can’t make phone calls.
I get very anti-social, depressed and irritable with people. I don’t have time for them. I can’t make phone calls and stuff. I just sit on my own for days.
I would like to be the kind of coach who gets text messages and phone calls from players years after I coach them, because we had something that is bigger than just being on the floor.
I don’t even have voice mail or answering machines anymore. I hate the phone, and I don’t want to call anybody back. If I go to hell, it will be a small closet with a telephone in it, and I will be doomed and destined for eternity to return phone calls.
There are some phone calls where it’s not even worth wasting the electrons on.
I live in reality, and I know at any moment I could stop getting the phone calls and nobody wants to hear me sing or tell jokes anymore.
Everybody knows I return all of my phone calls. I pick up my cell phone myself, much to the chagrin of my staff.
We’re surrounded by distractions. Whether it’s emails, phone calls, text messages, social media notifications, or people entering and leaving your workspace, those distractions end up eating a good portion of your time.
I allow those phones to ring, and I go straight to it. As a result, I get some very, very strange phone calls.
I think one of the great things is that when I got started, no one would return my calls, and now I get a lot of phone calls, which is good. I have options.
I always get super confused by the way we look at technology, because since when were all phone calls created equal? It’s not like every text is the same or that all texts are human interactions that are compromised. I don’t get how conduits somehow dictate sentiment.
Mary H.K. Choi
Big brother listening in on your phone calls – I got a problem with that.
It’s rare to work on a series without a writer. If you have a question about a line, then phone calls have to be made.
We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State.
Texts and e-mails travel no faster than phone calls and telegrams, and their content isn’t necessarily richer or poorer.
When I have to take phone calls, I start to sweat and panic. Being on the phone is so weird – hearing a voice without seeing the face so you can’t really know the intention behind the voice.
Christine and the Queens
To say the U.S. government is targeting U.S. persons, to listen to their phone calls and read their emails, is just false.
The last thing I say on most phone calls is not, ‘Goodbye,’ but, ‘Thank you.’
These ‘free’ applications ask for permission to read your emails, your text messages, listen to your phone calls, record video from your phone. Why else would someone spend millions developing an application which they then give away? Kind-hearted, maybe? Get real.
I don’t have a relationship with Yoko. I’ve tried contacting her many times after John had died. She wouldn’t return any of my phone calls.
That actually is one of my huge challenges right now because I write best at night, no question. I can focus. You know you’re not getting any phone calls, I can shut everything down, and I’m just more creative at night.
I’m signed to a U.S. label, and I didn’t enjoy the 3 A.M. phone calls. I’m not a great sleeper, so I didn’t enjoy being woken up.
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
I know how many days in which I have just answered e-mail, had three phone calls and a two hour lunch. Poof, gone. They are not infrequent.
I don’t take private phone calls from the Trump Administration anymore.
Carrier networks were originally built for connecting phone calls. Now they’re getting swamped with bandwidth-hogging data applications. Keeping up will require huge investments. Who’s going to pay for that?
I practice at home, in between phone calls, and have much to do.
My family has had to become quite understanding about me not returning phone calls when I’m filming.
Sundays in France have a different atmosphere to other days, with fewer phone calls, no postman, no delivery men and no one banging on the door.
For too long, Americans have been plagued by unwanted and unlawful robocalls. For too long, they’ve found unauthorized charges and changes to their phone service on their bills – practices commonly known as ‘slamming’ and ‘cramming.’ And for too long, some phone calls that are placed to rural residents have been dropped.
In the black-and-white world of a girl in her late teens, I thought of things like Internet etiquette as obvious, rule-bound institutions. Facebook was Facebook, texts were texts, emails were emails, chats were chats, webcamming was webcamming, phone calls were phone calls.
If you want people to support you, then you have to support them. You have to think long about what you did for people who voted for you, made phone calls for you, who went door to door for you.
For me, there is no day or night for music. I often work through the night – without phone calls disturbing me.
A. R. Rahman
To tell you the truth I am hard put to think of anyone who’s career was affected significantly by making all those phone calls and I must be wrong. I must be wrong! Because it has just got to pay off!