There have been updates to my contact information. Mainly, my experience of the latest moves to crack down on robocalls by requiring wider STIR/SHAKEN implementation is that since that deadline went into effect, the number of car warranty spam calls has dramatically increased and so I am now blocking or declining calls from all unidentified numbers.
Rabbi Michael Lerner's wife, Cat Zavis, has sent out a message that he is seriously ill.
This is a man who deserves far more credit than he has ever received. If you are so inclined, there are certainly less worthy occasions for prayer.
— David Benfell, Ph.D. (@n4rky) October 30, 2021
Joke of the day: $3.5 trillion is the floor.
— Suppressive Person (@johnbeal77) October 30, 2021
Chico Harlan and Seung Min Kim, “Biden says Pope Francis called him a good Catholic and said he should keep receiving Communion,” Washington Post, October 29, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/biden-pope-francis-meeting/2021/10/28/80f529ca-33a1-11ec-8036-7db255bff176_story.html
Have to think this is good news. These assholes won't be (mis)teaching children.https://t.co/tDhm3yWia7
— David Benfell, Ph.D. (@n4rky) October 29, 2021
Robert Barnes, “Supreme Court won’t block vaccine mandate for Maine health-care workers with religious objections,” Washington Post, October 29, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-vaccine-mandate-maine/2021/10/29/0ad60158-3903-11ec-91dc-551d44733e2d_story.html
Howard Blume, “They stuck to their anti-vax beliefs. Now these teachers and school workers are out of jobs,” Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-29/the-unvaccinated-few-in-l-a-unified
Sam Wolfson is likely a lot closer to being right about Mark Zuckerberg than Zuckerberg is about the ‘metaverse.’ That still isn’t saying much.
Sam Wolfson, “Metaverse, Mars, meditation retreats: billionaires want to escape the world they ruined,” Guardian, October 29, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/29/metaverse-zuckerberg-mars-billionaires-escape-world
Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein, “‘Almost schizophrenic’: Judge rips DOJ approach to Jan. 6 prosecutions,” Politico, October 28, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/28/almost-schizophrenic-judge-rips-doj-approach-to-jan-6-prosecutions-517442
Andrew Jeong, “University of Florida bars faculty from testifying in voting rights lawsuit against DeSantis administration,” Washington Post, October 30, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/30/florida-voting-rights-desantis-lawsuit/
Laura Forman, “Gig Companies Can’t Take Everyone for a Ride,” Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/gig-companies-cant-take-everyone-for-a-ride-11635602401
- Bevin Fletcher, “FCC robocall mitigation deadline goes into effect,” Fierce Wireless, September 30, 2020, https://www.fiercewireless.com/regulatory/fcc-robocall-mitigation-deadline-goes-into-effect↩