At least five times in the last couple months I’ve been offered to-good-to-be true jobs by recruiters who disappear when I ask for more information about the company.

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At first some of them seemed legitimate — a hospital in Illinois seeking a writer to work in it’s marketing department, a clothing manufacturer wanting a photographer, a drug company looking for an administrative assistant. But as they began asking for personal information, my queasiness increased.

So I started researching phishing job scams. Digging through the details is how I figured out that the offers weren’t above board:

I got as far…


As President Trump claimed electoral victory in the wee hours following election night, and multiple times in the last few days, he predictably employed Orwellian doublespeak.

“Frankly, we did win this election,” he defensively told a crowd gathered in the East room of the White House.

“A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise … and we won’t stand for it,” he declared. “We will not stand for it.”

The Orwellian trick is that in the same speech Trump declared: “We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in…

Kevin T. Felt

Former Reporter for the Pasadena Star-News, taught overseas for more than a decade, truth-seeker

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