New Robo Calls

The title of this blog post is a no brainer.  There are new recorded, mass telephone calls all the time.  Some are campaign-type messages, some are marketing and some are meant to get as much of your money as possible sent to a place where you’ll never recover it. Phone scams are often designed to cause you to panic, so your critical thinking skills go on the back burner.  The caller — live or recorded — will suggest you’re in trouble, and then provide instructions to help you get out of trouble.  In the United States, a popular racket involves … Continue reading New Robo Calls

More New York Stuff

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 33-minute question and answer session on WNYC should be heard by anyone interested in how the largest U.S. city government will be responding to changes made by the incoming president.  It was aired live this morning. You may have to scroll down a bit to find the link.  I moved it to resolve a problem with overlapping text. Continue reading More New York Stuff