Another reason why you shouldn’t trust Craiglist
‘Jalopnik commenter PeterVWJetta did a quick bit of internet sleuthing, and found a Craigslist ad from someone named Mikey, who just so happened to be selling a dusty black Delorean (also spelled “Dalorean” in the same ad) for a tellingly absurd $12,000. Peter contacted the seller and started exchanging emails, convincing the seller to send him a picture of the odometer. There was 636 miles on the clock. Peter was sure he had found the car…’
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Who Cares If Barilla Doesn’t Like Gay People?
‘According to a Reuters translation of an Italian radio interview, Barilla said that he “would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don’t agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role.” He added matter-of-factly that if gay people “like our pasta and our advertising, they’ll eat our pasta, if they don’t like it then they will not eat it and they will eat another brand.” Another translation of the interview quoted Barilla as saying “I have no respect for adoption by gay families because this concerns a person who is not able to choose.” To summarize, the image of a gay family in a gay Tuscan villa making a steaming pot of gay carbonara just doesn’t have synergy with the Barilla brand.
‘Understandably, LGBT advocacy groups in Italy and around the world have taken the statements-especially that quote about the availability of other brands-as a provocation and are calling for a boycott of Barilla products…’
Cursive Writing Helps Cure Autism
‘Before my son turned 3, teachers in his special preschool set him to the task of squeezing clothespins open, then perching them on the rim of a plastic cup. The idea was to strengthen his grip so he could someday grasp a pencil. When testing showed he could not copy simple figures, the worksheets began coming home, charting my son’s progress in connecting the dots in dotted lines.
‘Eventually a page of lines arrived bearing a triumphal, cursive note: “Independent!” The teacher guiding my son’s hand had let go, and he’d done it all by himself.
‘The point of these exercises wasn’t to ensure my son would play the violin or become a surgeon, but that he would stop using a fisted pencil grip, print clearly and write cursive. This sequence would in turn jump-start his development and nudge him into mainstream academics…’