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  1. Bear
    Bear April 26, 2018 9:12 am

    “The tools work even with emails sent to non-Gmail accounts. “

    Not if the sender wants me to read it. The only way that could “work” with standard email is if it merely emails a link to a Google-hosted page chock full of Javascript, which displays the actual email. And if I were so inclined, I could still copy it.

    My first reaction is that anyone using this on me (except maybe if he gave me a heads up and explanation beforehand), is getting blacklisted unto the end of time.

  2. rochester_veteran
    rochester_veteran April 26, 2018 9:54 am

    My wife and I read aloud to our kids and now our kids are reading aloud to their kids and when I get to see the grandkids, I read a loud to them! It’s also wonderful for bonding with the kids!

  3. E. Garrett Perry
    E. Garrett Perry April 26, 2018 11:03 am

    A dear friend who grew up in Oldham once explained the Manchester area- known even in the 70s as Gunchester- thus:

    “Yoo give meh thousand pound an’ ‘alff an hour, an’ ahl getcheh a pounda mareyhawanna ‘r an AK-47, w’icheveh y’wont. Can’t do t’both, boot ah’ll getcheh won. Fook me, prob’ly ‘ave easier time wit’ t’goon, if ah’m honest…”

    The facial disfugurement known as the Glasgow Grin was locally called the Manchester Minge, reflecting the Mancunian propensities for violence and perversion in equal measure.

    Nasty place, are t’Old Smoke.

  4. larryarnold
    larryarnold April 26, 2018 12:10 pm

    Knife crimes soars by more than a fifth across England and Wales driven by weapons epidemic in London
    I thought Claire might be exaggerating. But “weapons epidemic?” Because until now there were only a few knives in the city?

    Proper response from the Parkland kid (or any other called in by the SRO for interrogation):
    “Not without my parents.”

    The only solution to the email problem is don’t send anything you don’t want your mother to read.

  5. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson April 26, 2018 4:30 pm

    I read Peterson’s 12 Rules. Good book. Maybe great. Lots to chew on. He is not a ‘libertarian,’ but he makes strong arguments that most libertarians would be comfortable with. A key part of his argument is that our culture evolved over tens of thousands of years, each generation adding a bit of wisdom to the problem of understanding life. Our religions, myths, ancient philosophies are the accumulated wisdom of the ages and they ought to be respected. They may be wrong…and it is our duty to THINK about everything and decide what is correct…but we need darned good reasons to toss tradition out and replace it with something we dreamed up yesterday.

    So, he has little good to say about BLM, progressives, modern feminism, Social Justice, etc. He is not merely grousing. He is intellectually taking apart and exposing our modern culture for the rotted hulk that it is and proposing simple approaches to recovering our individual sanity. And (here’s the most libertarian part), it is all about the individual.

    Clean your room. Pet a cat (and a dog). Don’t bother kids that are skateboarding. There are life-lessons in those prescriptions.

  6. jordanms2015
    jordanms2015 April 27, 2018 8:38 am

    Re – reading aloud to your kids
    As mine got older and more accomplished we took turns reading the books.
    Then in late teenhood, he caught the audiobook disease that his father has and listens regularly when driving.

    Re Jordan Peterson – he has a YouTube channel that is well worth the time to check out regularly –

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