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August 23rd, 2021 - 7:15 pm § in Misc.

Will 5G end scam calling?

This article (here) is from the BBC, about U.K.’s telephone system, but the technology is the same. It explains why scam and robo calls are so hard to block — basically, an antiquated telephone ID protocol dating from 1975 that didn’t anticipate the problem and wasn’t designe[...]

August 23rd, 2021 - 6:24 pm § in Economics, Hypocrisy, News Media

Tucker Carlson falsely blames refugees for housing shortage

Ranting about America’s housing crisis, which is real enough, Fox host Tucker Carlson told his gullible audience, “So, why is it happening? Well, lots of reasons, but one reason it’s happening is America is becoming a lot more crowded than it ever was, and one of the reasons for th[...]

August 23rd, 2021 - 4:53 pm § in Misc.

Tallest American dies

Igor Vovkovinskiy, 38, a Ukrainian immigrant who’s lived in the U.S. since age 7, died this week. At 7 feet, 8⅓ inches, he was the tallest person in America. He weighed 380 lbs. and wore size 26 10E shoes, which had to be custom-made for him. Vovkovinskiy, who styled himself the “worl[...]

August 23rd, 2021 - 1:51 am § in Misc., Religion

Aliens go to Hell

Creationist Ken Ham (bio here), who built the “Noah’s Ark” theme park in Kentucky (details here), doesn’t think there’s life outside of Earth. And if such life exists, they’re not entitled to salvation. “Jesus came to save us, not to another planet to save another race of beings,[...]

August 23rd, 2021 - 1:35 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

August 13 is postponed

PillowGuy Mike Lindell told his credulous followers that Trump would be “reinstated” on August 13. That date came and went. Biden is still president. Trump is a private citizen. How does he explain that? Just a minor technical hitch. Trump will reassume the presidency “before the e[...]