Verizon to End Unlimited Data Plans for New Customers –

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Verizon to End Unlimited Data Plans for New Customers –


A) I am glad I don’t use Verizon

B) I’m glad I am not a new customer.



Wild Facebook parties could be banned in Germany – Telegraph

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Wild Facebook parties could be banned in Germany – Telegraph.

“Last month 100 Hamburg police offers made 11 arrests when 1,600 people gatecrashed a 16-year-old girl’s birthday. …The girl, who had to flee the party, had apparently forgotten switch on her Facebook privacy settings when inviting friends to the celebration.”


This obviously is a problem, but is that really the solution?

Should We Tell Little Girls They’re Pretty?

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Should We Tell Little Girls They’re Pretty?.

I wish I wish I wish I could remember where I heard the advice “do not compliment the girls on their height, their hair, etc., because that basically shows them you are only interested in their physical appearance…”

But it. is. so. true.

Overly-showering someone with compliments turns into a two-edged sword, particularly in light of my previous post called “Addicted to Lipo”.  As this current article states:

“Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. “

Who wants that!?

I don’t think ignoring their looks is the answer, but I do think wording is particularly important.  We were all children at one point, I am sure that comment / compliment / remark from Ms. Whoever or Mr. Soandso that you overheard (or were directly told!) sticks out in your mind to this day.  Kids remember things.  They have a lot less cluttering up their brain than we do and arguably, it’s what they remember from their younger years that really begin to define how they think of themselves.

I’d be interested to hear others’ thoughts on this.

In SSPX news today… | Fr. Z’s Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

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In SSPX news today… | Fr. Z’s Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?.

“We learn that the Holy See’s spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, commented on recent SSPX priesthood ordinations, I assume both at Winona, MN, and Econe, Switzerland.  Lombardi said that the SSPX doesn’t have canonical status in the Church and that their ministers don’t legitimately exercise ministry in the Church.  The press release says that Fr. Lombardi was reaffirming Benedict XVI’s letter of 10 March 2009.”


Just thought this was worth re-posting.

Toddler Falls Ten Stories, Is Caught by Passer-By

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Toddler Falls Ten Stories, Is Caught by Passer-By.


Holy schmoly!

“Wu—herself the mother of a seven-month-old—was walking by when she noticed the baby hanging out the window. She ran across the street and caught the falling baby, breaking her arm in the process.”

That is one of those stories that only comes around once in a long while.  So glad that the baby and the one who caught her are safe!