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Operator Starsky, of the Ukrainian National Guard

I stumbled across this channel on youtube, and it seems to be the real deal.

His english is probably better than mine, and I have found his take on what is happening interesting. He has had a YT channel for more than a year, and his earlier vids were in Ukranian, mostly about training with the National Guard. A few weeks ago he started publishing in English about the invasion.

So just wanted to put this out there as someone who is actually in Ukraine. He seems to be reporting things as he sees them.

Here is his YT. Would be interesting to hear other opinions.


The Robo Calls have gotten out of hand. I may disconnect my home phone.

I am now getting 10 to 15 Robo Calls per day, every day. I have stopped answering my home phone so I get over half of these calls go to blank answering machine messages.

My phone number is listed with the "Do not call" registry, but I think they use that list to make calls now.

I have had the same phone number for many years, and it is used for some account registrations for stores, banks etc.

The most calls recently come from Home warranty, Auto warranty (my vehicles are 20 years old), Insurance offers, and refinance or other loan offers. Also want me to change my utilities, but I do not have natural gas, and I do have solar panels so I have a near zero electricity bill. But, These fukers are relentless.

They often spoof or fake other local area code phone numbers. I have gotten a few at least real but angry calls from other people because they got similar BS calls and these companies faked my number on caller ID.

It usually takes at least 8 seconds for the robo caller to connect to one of their flimflam specialist, so if you keep saying hello to a blank line you know it is a BS Call.

If I am connected to a human I ask to be added to their do not call list, and they usually just hang up on me. Occasionally I can dial a number to be added to their do not call, but either way within a day they are calling again. This has gotten much worse in the last few months for some reason.

Note that this is a simple basic phone line that does not have call blocking available. Apparently I can add some of this for additional money to the phone provider.

The new internet technology has been great for lower cost long distance, but faking caller ID and these foreign or other scam call centers has got to be taken care of some how.

My cell does not seem to have near this problem but it does have some scam blocking.

Anyone else having this problem?
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