Tips for Handling Bogus Phone CallsWritten by Kevin Carraway
They may say that their car has broken down and they need to phone someone for help. They may pretend to be a workman, saying that they need to check your electricity or water. They might even claim to be from council and that they are carrying out a local survey. Whatever reason a caller gives, you need to be sure that they aren't just trying to get into your home to steal something.
There are around 12,000 incidents of "distraction burglary" each year, where callers get into homes and then steal cash or valuables while occupier is distracted in some way. Sometimes they work in pairs, with one doing talking while other is stealing and they often target elderly.
Be on your guard every time doorbell rings, or there's a knock at your door. Look out of your window to see who's there first and if you don't know who person is, open window slightly and talk to them that way, rather than opening your door. Alternatively, have a viewer fitted in your front door so that you can take a good look at who's there first. If your eyesight isn't so good, don't worry as you can now get wide-angle viewers to help you see better.
Put door chain or door bar on before opening door and talk through gap. You could even fit a small mirror to wall next to door so that you can easily see person you are talking to. When caller has left and you've closed door, don't forget to unhook chain so that any friend or relative you have given a key to can still get in. Make sure your back door is locked if someone knocks at your front door. Sometimes thieves work together with one coming in back way, while other keeps you talking at front.
The Big LieWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
B.S.: -THE BIG LIE! There are many techniques to deceive in our 'expert' and professional ‘spin doctors' medicine bags. Stonewalling was word for Nixon in Watergate. Plausible deniability is often used. The presentation of statistics that befuddle befuddled who generate Bell Curves can amaze even best of us. Speaking with certainty about something uncertain is stock and trade of most experts. After all who would tell such barefaced lies? They do have sheepskin to prove they know what they talk about. The rationalizing process is common to all humanity and there need be nothing wrong with admitting error and mistake. However, it is a rare time when you'll find a doctor or other expert admit they didn't know what they were talking about, or simply followed 'convention' rather than involve themself in kind of process they'd use to verify their diagnosis if it was their 'loved one' on cutting table, or in jail, or about to face some other social disaster.
It would be hard to say what is biggest lie ever told, and we will explore many of them, one bullet theory and 'The Flat Earth' fiction that includes man didn't travel in ancient times is just about crème de la crème. It seems if you call something exact opposite of what it is; then people can be sold story just as much as if you tell little white lie. Remember to keep a straight face and stick to your guns. The concept of 'caveat emptor' or 'buyer beware' is rule that follows from Golden Rule (He who has gold rules.). Political platforms and journalistic history seem quite adept at this art which was perfected when power became more important than truth and 'brotherhood'. Language and semantical hair-splitting can obfuscate any issue to point that good people with righteous intent give up trying to figure out what is going on - and 'go with flow' or take 'path of least resistance'. Laws are meant to be used judiciously rather than applied to manage in some selective manner targets like poor or people from other countries and circumstances; we need just and ethical future behavior starting at top. Revenge and 'getting yours' is God of violence and greed.