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    Genetics is intractable:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...m_source=atltw

    I'm not geneticist, but I've believed this omnigenetics model forever. My high school science teacher told me that blue eyes are recessive and brown are dominant. I looked at my Punnet square, looked around me, and knew it was way more complicated than he was letting on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Genetics is intractable:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...m_source=atltw

    I'm not geneticist, but I've believed this omnigenetics model forever. My high school science teacher told me that blue eyes are recessive and brown are dominant. I looked at my Punnet square, looked around me, and knew it was way more complicated than he was letting on.
    My wife has blue eyes and mine are brown. All four of our kids have blue eyes. My wife has some strong genes.

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    21st century issues:

    Women-only ‘full nudity’ spa’s ‘no male genitals’ rule ignites transgender debate

    http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/tor...sgender-debate

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    Was that a Russian production of West Side Story?


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    Happy Independence Day!


    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    A fine reading of the Declaration.


    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, but isn't that the whole point of Snap Chat? It's becoming too difficult to decipher between dumb and fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, but isn't that the whole point of Snap Chat? It's becoming too difficult to decipher between dumb and fake.
    Yep. Apparently this person wasn't aware of that.

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    What do you make of this? Summit County demolition derby........


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_LOWBpOuuQ
    “Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.” -- Harry S. Truman

    "You never soar so high as when you stoop down to help a child or an animal." -- Jewish Proverb

    "Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle the most versatile, and maybe most intelligent, safety in the game." -- SI, 9/7/15, p. 107.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mUUser View Post
    What do you make of this? Summit County demolition derby........


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_LOWBpOuuQ


    And singer feels embarrassed by performance, meant no harm, and issues honest, heartfelt apology. Taking responsibility for a difficult situation....something we don't often see. Good on her......

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=45335673&nid=148
    “Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.” -- Harry S. Truman

    "You never soar so high as when you stoop down to help a child or an animal." -- Jewish Proverb

    "Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle the most versatile, and maybe most intelligent, safety in the game." -- SI, 9/7/15, p. 107.

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    Dang, it sounded like she was three sheets to the wind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    An interesting read. We've indulged my own children a bit much on the smart phone/tablet front, and we always tried to balance that out by making it a requirement that they have extra-curricular activities. That's how we justify it to a certain extent by saying that they'll need a phone to be able to get ahold of us should problems arise at practice, etc., and if they don't do things, they don't need the phone.

    I think it seems to be working, but it is a battle to occupy them with something other than Minecraft YouTube videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    battle to occupy them with something other than Minecraft YouTube videos.
    Then you are winning. There are far worse things for them to waste their time on.

    The article discusses the smart phone/depression link and seems to put the blame on social media. I think pornography is playing a role too, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Then you are winning. There are far worse things for them to waste their time on.

    The article discusses the smart phone/depression link and seems to put the blame on social media. I think pornography is playing a role too, though.
    They aren't really to the age where pornography is an issue yet. My oldest boy is 12.

    I think the biggest problem is the social pressures of "trying to keep up with the Jonses" when looking at FB and Instagram. You see all of the great things everyone else is doing and has and you don't see anything negative (other than the occasional passive aggressive "OMG NOT AGAIN!" type things on FB).

    As one person described it: "You're comparing your every day life to someone else's highlight reel".

    I am proud of my oldest, who is my only girl. Girls have unique peer pressures that I think are magnified by social media. She's 19 and seems very well adjusted and happy and she had a cell phone starting in the 8th grade because of all the dance she was doing. Although, I don't think got a real smart phone until sometime in high school.

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    A stat I think a lot of us don't understand is the average age a child is exposed to pornography is 11. A judge in my neighborhood told me that he has seen instances of children as low a 9yo who are dealing with pornography issues (he isn't LDS btw).

    Of course he is dealing with troubled kids etc, but the point being that in my opinion it is never to early to be carefully monitoring what your kids are doing online. (Not saying you aren't). I meet a lot of parents who believe that porn is more of an older teen issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker Ute View Post
    A stat I think a lot of us don't understand is the average age a child is exposed to pornography is 11. A judge in my neighborhood told me that he has seen instances of children as low a 9yo who are dealing with pornography issues (he isn't LDS btw).

    Of course he is dealing with troubled kids etc, but the point being that in my opinion it is never to early to be carefully monitoring what your kids are doing online. (Not saying you aren't). I meet a lot of parents who believe that porn is more of an older teen issue.


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    Yeah. I think I'm gauging more on his apparent overall interest in girls, but he may be hiding it well. The mysterious lives of teenagers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Yeah. I think I'm gauging more on his apparent overall interest in girls, but he may be hiding it well. The mysterious lives of teenagers.
    Yeah, didn't mean to be preachy about that.


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    I'm on my third teenager. Based on our experience, we've eliminated four key apps from his phone: Snapchat, instagram, FaceTime and houseparty. Those are four popular apps where they can receive something inappropriate and easily hide it. We also ask him to leave his phone upstairs at night, and he can't have it in his room. Nothing is fail safe, but, I think it helps.

    The other point I'd like to make is that if you ask any LDS bishop (and I'd presume the equivalent of other churches leaders as well), they'll tell you that 100% (or near 100%) of their youth will be exposed to pornography before they graduate from HS. IOW, have a plan so that when it happens, you can be better prepared to deal with it.
    “Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.” -- Harry S. Truman

    "You never soar so high as when you stoop down to help a child or an animal." -- Jewish Proverb

    "Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle the most versatile, and maybe most intelligent, safety in the game." -- SI, 9/7/15, p. 107.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mUUser View Post
    I'm on my third teenager. Based on our experience, we've eliminated four key apps from his phone: Snapchat, instagram, FaceTime and houseparty. Those are four popular apps where they can receive something inappropriate and easily hide it. We also ask him to leave his phone upstairs at night, and he can't have it in his room. Nothing is fail safe, but, I think it helps.

    The other point I'd like to make is that if you ask any LDS bishop (and I'd presume the equivalent of other churches leaders as well), they'll tell you that 100% (or near 100%) of their youth will be exposed to pornography before they graduate from HS. IOW, have a plan so that when it happens, you can be better prepared to deal with it.
    Agree 100%.

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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    We're about to play the west coast version of this couple in football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Have you ever read the NYtimes vows page? They are all like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applejack View Post
    Have you ever read the NYtimes vows page? They are all like this.
    I thought this one was especially special.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    WTH did I just read?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I assume you were invited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    I assume you were invited?
    No, although Muffy, the bride's aunt, is a good old chum of mine.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    No, although Muffy, the bride's aunt, is a good old chum of mine.

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