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Identity Theft Tips . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 24 August 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Dear Ones,

Here is a video with tips on dealing with identity theft. Hope it proves useful! There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have a few tips for you about identity theft today. The first one has to do with the bench on which I am sitting. Let’s imagine that you had a picture in hand or a video in hand in which someone else was sitting on this very bench. And you were trying to figure out if it was the same person as I am.

Here is one tip: You can look at the back of the bench, and you can look at the top of the head of both people, and try to figure out if the top of the head is taller or the same in both pictures. That will help you to figure it out. Maybe it is the same person. Or probably it is a different person.

Then we have hands. Some people have very large hands with very long fingers, as do I. Other people have very small hands with very small fingers. And there is everything in between. If you look at a person’s hands, and compare them to the hands of the other person in the other photo, you are likely to figure out if it is or is not the same person.

Another possibility is ears. Ears are very distinctive. No two ears on separate people are likely to be the same, except in the case of identical twins. If you get a chance to look at the ears on both photographs or both videos, you will get a better idea whether or not you are looking at the same person.

As to voice: Voice on video or voice on the movies is really no indication whatsoever of who is talking on the video or on the movies. Voices can be dubbed in, or synthesized voices can be added, and the original voice track can be silenced. This can even be done on home video; it is very easy to do. So voice is no indication.

Mannerisms, in a person that is not affecting a mannerism, are an indication. You might look at the usual way that they hold their hands; or the usual way that they gesture; or the gait; or the way that the hips move when they walk; or the tone of voice; or the pauses in the voice … and see if those two match.

Of course, a good actor could do all that, so that is not such a good indicator. But for an unaffected situation, it might be possible to tell.

I know, from reading the “AARP Bulletin” … https://www.aarp.org/bulletin/ … as well as from reading other sources … that there is quite a problem these days with identity theft, with synthetic identity theft, with cybercrime, and with hacking. It may be confusing to just about everyone. I hope these tips help you to stay scam-free and to keep those hard-earned bucks in your pocket.

I hope you will not be taken in by people who sell, for instance, houses without the owners’ permission … which can be a big problem … or people who pretend to own the money in the bank that is really not their money or their bank … and people who try to discredit other people … maybe business rivals. Or in my case, in the literary world, there are attempts to steal intellectual property. Terrible things go on, by pretending that people who are of good repute and upstanding reputation are the exact opposite. So it is hard to tell that.

I usually find the best thing is just to go up and talk to a person, or talk to them on the phone; and try and figure out what is really so.

I hope these tips help a little. I thought they might go well together with this blog …

Link: “Amateur Sleuth: On Matching Up Mugshots,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 29 April 2018; updated on 22 August 2020 and 24 August 2020; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8As ..

That blog attempts to explain whether two mugshots are of the same person … despite disguises and changes in date of birth and so forth.

That is all I have for you right now.

God bless you all,
And keep you safe,
And be with you
Through all your days.

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

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Crime Prevention Tip: Illegal RFID Readers May Pose Ripoff Risk at Bank Teller Windows . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 9 May 2022 and published on 10 May 2022
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Crime Tips

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This is a video on how to prevent your credit card and debit card information from being ripped off at a bank teller window  …

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Elder Euthanasia for Profit: Truth or Fiction? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 April 2022

Image: “An Old Man Is Receiving Help to Dress Up,” by geralt, 12 May 2015, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_man_being_assisted.jpg … public domain … COMMENT: What this image signifies to me is that the elderly deserve good care from friends, relatives, and caretakers right up until God Himself decides to take them home to His heavenly kingdom. There is no excuse for senicide performed to enrich the coffers of heirs or of con artists who intend to benefit financially from the death of an old person; this is an unpardonable offense against the elderly, I feel.

Image: “An Old Man Is Receiving Help to Dress Up,” by geralt, 12 May 2015, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_man_being_assisted.jpg … public domain … COMMENT: What this image signifies to me is that the elderly deserve good care from friends, relatives, and caretakers right up until God Himself decides to take them home to His heavenly kingdom. There is no excuse for senicide performed to enrich the coffers of heirs or of con artists who intend to benefit financially from the death of an old person; this is an unpardonable offense against the elderly, I feel.

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COLORADO MEDICAL AID IN DYING ACT

The below article mentions the 2016 Colorado Medical Aid in Dying Act (MAID) …

Link: “What About Us, Those Without a Terminal Illness?” by Martha McClellan Authentic Aging, 6 November 2021 … https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/what-about-us-those-without-a-terminal-illness/ ..

BAD DREAMS ABOUT EUTHANASIA OF ELDERLY MEN WITH ALTZHEIMER’S AT MEMORY CARE CENTERS

I see that the enactment of the 2016 Colorado Medical Aid in Dying Act (MAID) followed hot on the heels of the nightmares I had while in Colorado in the year 2015 …

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Pragmatic Prophet: Take Care to Avoid Threat of Violence Till Masks Come Off . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 27 February 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Dear Ones,

Here is a rough graph of California daily COVID cases, and another of California daily COVID deaths …

Image: “Comparison of California Daily COVID Cases to Deaths,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 February 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: Roughly traced from graphs found online … COMMENT: In January 2021, when the Delta variant of COVID was predominant, it is clear there was a surge of COVID cases and quite a spike in COVID deaths in California. About a year later, in mid-January 2022, when the Omicron variant of COVID was predominant, there were many more cases of COVID than in January 2021, and about 10 days later (which would have been the approximate incubation period), there was a lesser surge of deaths. This showed that Omicron was more infectious than Delta, and that it was less deadly. That is common knowledge, of course. But what concerns me is that, between the top of the California daily COVID deaths surge (about 29 January 2022) and yesterday (26 February 2022) the decrease in California COVID cases has not kept pace with the decrease in COVID cases. California COVID deaths remain high. The same is true for the concomitant graphs for the United States as a whole.

Image: “Comparison of California Daily COVID Cases to Deaths,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 February 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: Roughly traced from graphs found online …

COMMENT: In January 2021, when the Delta variant of COVID was predominant, it is clear there was a surge of COVID cases and quite a spike in COVID deaths in California. About a year later, in mid-January 2022, when the Omicron variant of COVID was predominant, there were many more cases of COVID than in January 2021, and about 10 days later (which would have been the approximate incubation period), there was a lesser surge of deaths. This showed that Omicron was more infectious than Delta, and that it was less deadly. That is common knowledge, of course. But what concerns me is that, between the top of the California daily COVID deaths surge (about 29 January 2022) and yesterday (26 February 2022) the decrease in California COVID cases has not kept pace with the decrease in COVID cases. California COVID deaths remain high. The same is true for the concomitant graphs for the United States as a whole.

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Crime Stopper Tip: Pickpockets in Home Depots in the San Fernando Valley? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 26 February 2022 and published on 28 February 2022
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Image: “Dandy Pickpockets Diving: Scene Near St. James Palace,” by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, 2 December 1818, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dandy_pickpockets,_diving.jpg … public domain

Image: “Dandy Pickpockets Diving: Scene Near St. James Palace,” by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, 2 December 1818, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dandy_pickpockets,_diving.jpg … public domain

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Here is something to look out for in the Home Depots here in the San Fernando Valley. There is a Summary after the video …

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The Voice of the Desert Fathers . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 13 February 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Image: “Icon of Pachomius,” by anonymous author, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StPakhom.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: “Saint Pachomius (ca. 292-348), also known as Abba Pachomius and Pakhom, is generally recognized as the founder of Christian cenobitic monasticism.”

Dear Ones.

Here is a great interview by Leath Tonino with Douglas Christie. This interview was published in The Sun Magazine, a favorite read of mine, as I have a notion that some of my writer and poet friends here in Los Angeles have their works published in it under pen names. Here is the interview …

Link: “The Sun Interview: The Desert Within: Douglas Christie on the Power of Silence and Contemplation,” by Leath Tonino, in The Sun, January 2022 … https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/553/the-desert-within ..

The topic of the interview is the Christian tradition of leading the contemplative life, beginning with the desert fathers and mothers … the ‘abbas’ and ‘ammas’ … of the early Christian tradition. Hallmarks of this way of life, to which I as a Lightworker and a Christian have for many years subscribed, are living (insofar as is practical, in the current days) a secluded life, fasting, meditation in every waking moment, sexual abstinence, and prayer.

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Pragmatic Prophet: Uptick in Morbidity: Variant BA.2 or Fake COVID Deaths? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 7 February 2022; updated
Previously titled: Pragmatic Profit: Uptick in Morbidity: Variant BA.2 or Fake COVID Deaths?
Location: Los Angeles, California

Image: “Ninja,” by un amigo, 10 October 2010, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ninjaaa.jpg … public domain

Image: “Ninja,” by un amigo, 10 October 2010, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ninjaaa.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones.

It appears to me from national and California coronavirus statistics since mid-January 2022 that the new Omicron variant BA.2, which appears to have been introduced in the United States in January, may be more lethal but somewhat less infectious than the original Omicron virus.

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