Marriott Phone Scam

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On February 9, 2019, I received a robo-call from the group claiming to represent the Marriott corporation. Apparently, I had won something. Clearly this was another scam. The phone number on the caller ID was +1 (215) 589-6715‬. I call the number back immediately, and the voicemail gave the name of Jean-Luc Picard, which confirmed my conclusion; no confirmation was needed. I called the number back today to see if it is still functioning and it is, but with a different message.

The interesting twist is they want the caller’s complete address and phone number in order to be put on there do not call list. I spoke with Marriott International customer service and they assure me that at no time will Marriott call any one and ask for their personal information. Additionally, the voicemail is just a string of common business voicemail phrases until the end when they ask you for your personal information.

Senate Watergate Video Now Available on iOS

 

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John Dean testifying June 27, 1973

An earlier post discussed the monumental and important work done by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)—putting the Senate Watergate Hearings and the House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings online. At that time, the collection had some issues:

There are some technical issues with the repository. None of the videos can be embedded into a website, and only the first week’s videos can be played on an iOS device. Hopefully, it is a minor glitch with a website or the operating system that AAPB and/or Apple will eventually fix. However, all the videos run well on Windows 10.
Watergate Hearings Online

Recently, the above problem has been solved. All of the Senate Watergate Hearings can be viewed on an iOS device. The Judiciary Committee Impeachment proceedings still can only be viewed on Windows 10. Hopefully, that will be fixed soon. In addition to the problem of the Impeachment videos being out of sequence. A corrected sequence will be posted here in the future.

Life Planning for those with Disabilities

Some time ago, I received an email from Martin Block. He operates a website called Able Rise. The site has an abundance of resources for people with physical and other disabilities. Martin requested that I add some links to my list of disability resources.

Since your site is clearly an authoritative resource for those with disabilities, you’re well aware of the importance of life planning for these individuals (well, anyone, really!). But you also know how overwhelming and confusing it can be to know where to begin. With that in mind, I’ve pulled together some really helpful information that will help people of all ages navigate this process (see below) – would you consider adding this list to one of your disability resource pages?

More Support for People with Disabilities

Every now and then, I receive an email requesting that I had links to my site. I am appreciative of those emails because they draw my attention to new websites and points of view. Usually, I will add the suggested links to the pages having to do with their content. However, links on the subject of disability required different approach. In May 2017, I posted Support for People with Disabilities. Over a month ago, I received a request to add the following links to my site. Again, the best way do that is this post. My thanks, and apologies to Christy who made the request.