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5G Conspiracy Theories Are Fueling an Entire Economy of Scams

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Illustration: Elena Scotti, Photo: Getty Images, Shutterstock

It’s an unfortunate truth that snake oil salesmen lurk behind every corner of the internet, waiting for the next conspiracy or wellness fad so they can swoop in with cure-all wares and rob people of their hard-earned cash. It’s also true that people generally fear the unknown—and new technology slots neatly into that category. So it’s really no surprise that the dawn of 5G has spawned an entire online market of scams.

Amazon, Etsy, and eBay all host thousands of products that claim to “protect” you from the harmful effects of 5G. They range from so-called Faraday cages, which are basically mesh office file organizers, to thumb drives that claim to create holographic shields against 5G waves. You can find new-agey jewelry made of shungite, silver-laced neck gaiters parading as hoods, and this ridiculous $40 sticker

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Diversity visa lottery winners from countries blocked by Trump hope for another chance under Biden

She was in her fourth year of university, living in Yemen, a newlywed and soon to be pregnant when she found out she won the US Diversity Visa Lottery, also known as “The Green Card Lottery.” It seemed Al-Doais had beaten the odds — 12.4 million applicants applied for a chance at the up to 50,000 visas that could be issued for 2017.

But in 2017, then-President Donald Trump took a series of actions aimed at barring individuals from Muslim-majority countries from coming to the United States. The one that was ultimately allowed to take effect — Presidential Proclamation 9645 — placed varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.

The path to a new life in the US for diversity visa lottery recipients like her seemed all but blocked. Although she said she was not refused under … Read More

Back to school for more epic highs and lows of high school football

How To Practice Safe Shipping in ‘Riverdale’

The stars of the CW hit show explain how to protect yourself — from shipping too dramatically.

Despite Riverdale fast-forwarding seven years post-high school just two episodes ago, this week took us right back to the oh-so-familiar hallways of Riverdale High. We really just can’t escape this place, huh?

And if this week’s recap of all the epic highs and lows of high school football reads a bit different to you, that’s because I’m taking over the hallowed duties from your usual recapper Sam Highfill while she’s on a very well-deserved vacation. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve written about the shenanigans of the town with pep murder capital of the world, and things have gotten exponentially crazier around here since then. But at least one thing’s for sure — I can always count on Riverdale to make poor song choices

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Cut Vanessa Baugh some slack after vaccine controversy

I met Vanessa Baugh many years ago at a fund-raising event for a local nonprofit organization. She and her husband own a jewelry store in Lakewood Ranch and I, at the time, had a disc jockey business. Over 20 years I donated my disc jockey business to many nonprofit fund raising events. I was impressed that at the majority of these events Vanessa had donated jewelry to help raise funds for these nonprofit organizations. I am sure that her donations amounted to many thousands of dollars.

When she decided to run for a county commission seat, I met with her at a restaurant in Lakewood Ranch and shared with her some of the things she would be facing. I have always had a concern that business owners would get involved in local politics. The county commission would not be her only responsibility. She would become a member of the Port

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What Makes a Murderer? – The Atlantic

Anissa Jordan was born in Oakland, California, in 1968, the last of eight children. For years, her mother’s live-in boyfriend beat and molested her and her half sister Althenia. The girls didn’t tell their mother. “It was our secret,” Jordan told me. When Jordan was in fourth grade, Althenia was murdered. The case was never solved.

Jordan was held back in school, started acting out, and was sent to juvenile hall. By 10th grade, she was spending most of her time “partying and having fun and smoking weed and drinking beer.” More stints in juvenile hall followed, then a string of arrests and convictions as an adult, nearly all of them theft-related. She had her first child, Amanda, at 21, followed by two more daughters and a son.

In 2005, Jordan was 36. She was on felony probation, unemployed, and addicted to drugs and alcohol. She had moved in with

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Lab Grown Or Natural Diamonds? The Choice Is Getting Clearer For Consumers And Retailers

Valentine’s Day falls nearly smack dab in the middle of the peak period for diamond jewelry sales, which extends from the December holiday season when about 20% of engagements occur through Mother’s Day, this year on May 9.

By all accounts Holiday 2020 was a strong one for diamond jewelry sales, especially for lab-grown diamonds (LGD), which offer shoppers bigger stones for less money.

When it comes to buying diamonds, those are the two factors that matter most. For men, the cost of a diamond takes precedence in the purchase decision for an engagement ring, followed by the design. For women, it’s design first followed by the carat size, which goes hand-in-hand with cost. And for both men and women the quality of the diamond comes in third, according to a survey by Beyond4Cs.


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