Dear Meredith, We broke up in April, 2018. I said I didn't feel like a priority. He agreed and then promptly ended our relationship. We continued to see one another for the next three months. He graduated college and moved back home. Within a month, he met someone new. Today, he says he's in love and wants to marry her. The way he treats her is totally different than how he treated me in our two-year relationship. He never saw marriage with me. We still talk on a daily basis, but my friends say I need to block him altogether. I can't imagine not having him in my life, no matter how much grief or heartache he has caused. I'm now indifferent when I hear about his relationship exploits, but a little bit of me wishes he tried as hard when we were together. Should I block him on everything? - strangely conflicted Do you talk to many other friends on a daily basis? If so, which ones? Daily talk is a lot of communication. You can have him in your life without being his best friend. There … [Read more...] about Do I have to block him?
Cell phones how have they changed us socially
Police seize bulk of smuggled wine Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 yesterday said that they have seized 500 bottles of wine without receipt in a car. While patrolling on Thursday, policemen of the Police Agency on Economic and Corruption Crimes (C46) under the Ministry of Public Security found a Toyota vehicle with red plate travelling in district 1 suspicious; therefore, they stopped the vehicle. Driver Pham Van Viet showed document of the vehicle but not with the red plate. They discovered five containers of Chivas Regel Aged 12 year each container with two bottles of wine; 20 containers of Johorie wine each container with 12 bottles of wine and 20 containers of Kakhia Coffe Liqucur wine each container with 12 bottles of wine. The vehicle was carrying 490 bottles of wine totally. The driver couldn’t show any document relating to the wine. From driver’s statement, police officers raided the warehouses in Thu Duc District, finding 4,220 foreign-made bottles of … [Read more...] about Social News 16/1
opinion Doug Bandow Published 10:30 PM EST Dec 19, 2018 HAVANA “Where are you from?”, asked the 20-something as he passed me on the street in Havana. America, I replied. “I love America” he declared, before turning into one of the city’s many restaurants. He likely was a member of Cuba’s growing private workforce. However, opportunities for young Cubans are too few. State controls continue to stifle the economy. Ironically, among the biggest barriers to reform is President Donald Trump, who seems determined to preserve the fading communist dictatorship. Increased economic ties to the U.S. are the best means for Americans to undermine the regime. Yet the Trump administration partially reversed President Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba. This switch hurt the island’s many private businessmen and women, who complained to me on a recent visit that they cannot get a hearing from the administration. In 1959 Fidel Castro and his … [Read more...] about Ties to U.S. help Cuba rise from communism
By Lisa M. Krieger | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 8:12 am Residents of Paradise bitterly complained in the wake of the Camp Fire that Butte County’s early warning system failed them, and now a detailed Bay Area News Group analysis shows just how thorough that failure was. The review revealed that thousands of critical cellphone messages were missed, delayed or lost — a disturbing reminder of the fragility of our electronic notifications systems, even as more of our lives move online. “The system failed. Technology, the thing I trust most, failed,” said Lisa Parr, an accountant who had signed up to get the county’s emergency alerts but never received one. Hard at work on her computer and phone that fateful morning, she was unaware of approaching flames and escaped with just moments to spare. “The system that was supposed to help save us — it … [Read more...] about Camp Fire created a black hole of communication
By Greg Keraghosian Updated 4:00 am PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Chinese Embassy Scam (1 of 2) Most call recipients will see an unfamiliar 415 call and ignore it, then delete the Mandarin voicemail they can’t understand. But they’re not the scammers’ target audience. Who is? Chinese-born people living in America. The robocalls vary in their voices and scripts, but they boil down to this: the caller claims to be from their local Chinese consulate, and the target is suspected of committing some kind of financial fraud in China, and there may be a warrant for their arrest. Their family back home in China could be punished for their crimes. When the target calls the number provided, they’re transferred from the “consulate” to another scammer posing as a detective. The target is instructed to resolve the issue by wiring a large sum of money to China that will be “examined,” then returned if found innocent. That … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about robocalls and other phone scams