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Truly, Lawfully, Evilly Yours

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This story is making the rounds of all the genealogy pages on FB this week. Some people are panicking, others are saying it's nothing, it's just info you can find anywhere online. My problem with it is that, unlike Ancestry or FamilySearch, it links living people to your name. Not to mention all the places you've lived for the past thirty years or more. Yes, that's all available somewhere online, but not generally all in one spot. And genealogy sites tend to be pretty careful about publicly showing living people. Except for the living people on your own tree on Ancestry, for example, you can't see any other tree's living members, they just show up as 'private.' You have to get permission from that tree's owner to see those people. 

There's an opt-out feature on this thing; I used it, and seem to have disappeared from the site, for now, at least. They're going to have to change the way they do things if they want to be a viable, useful genealogy site.

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As a woman who is single, lives alone, and is dating, I am terrified that they list my address. I rent and therefore could typically keep my address under wraps pretty easily until now. I went on the site and opted out. 

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I heard about this through a group I belong to that involves writing about public safety (police, fire, etc) and there was much concern about them that people could find out the contact information for those type of folks.  


That is the link to their opt out page.  I just opted myself out (and Mom, hers isn't up to date but I'm taking it off anyway)

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Thanks for posting this, @lawfulevil. :) And thanks for posting the direct link for opting out, @clueliss. :) I just opted out. I wasn't surprised to see my info, but it was much more accurate and detailed than "white pages" type listings I've found of myself.

Ha! A bunch of those "white pages" list me with my mom's birthday. That explains all the calls and mailings I get for hearing aids, medic alert systems, retirement centers, and home delivery of my Medicare approved medical supplies. :pb_rollseyes: By the time I'm old enough to qualify for Medicare (if it still exists), I'm going to be so cranky about all the stupid marketing and all-out fraud that is aimed at seniors. It's so debasing and cynical.

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I made sure to opt out my mom even though that was out of date post move to nursing home because her mail comes to me.  

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    • AmazonGrace


      Today we learn that God uses marriages to teach us what true love is. Soo....true love ends in divorces, custody battles and fights about the property. 



      What is True Love?

      July 06, 2020

      by Gwen Shamblin Lara

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      The Greatest Commandment… One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” Mark 12:28-34

      Why did Jesus say, “You are not far from the kingdom of God”? It is because just having the knowledge of what God is looking for is not enough. The journey and the spiritual war start in the mind, as we discussed before. But you could have the knowledge of God and not have a heart for Him at all.

      God uses human relationships and marriages to teach what true love is. If you have ever had a crush on someone, then you know how this feels… it is emotional. You feel your emotions rise and your pulse rate go up. You would know if your lover entered the room, even if you did not see him or her, for your senses are alert to the voice and presence of the one you love. Your mind thinks about your lover every spare moment, including times that it should be concentrating on the job at hand. You clean up and dress for your love. You look for opportunities to be in his or her presence. You look forward to your times alone. You would do anything for this person and find it no problem; providing aid would be a pleasure. Being separated brings sadness. That is your heart. It is an emotional entity. It is passion and feeling. This passion can be given to anything from the Earth below to the Heavens above, but it belongs to God.


      Gwen only washes and dresses herself if she's got a crush in somebody. So on behalf on anyone near enough to see and smell her I hope she has a crush.

    • medimus


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      I do continue to marvel at adoption in the US, someone mentioned 35000$! Goodness. Adoption rarely happens here. There were 72 domestic adoptions in 2018 (the latest year with figures). 72. In the whole country. That includes step parent adoptions (the partner of the parent who has been living with the child and parent for more than two years; 35), long term foster to adoption (25), foreign-to-domestic adoption (3) and extended family adoption (2), as well as infant adoption of which there were only 7. Plus 42 intercountry adoptions from the 10 approved countries, three of which haven't had any adoptions since at least 2012. Interestingly more than half of the intercountry adoptions are from a single country and the second largest group, about a third, are from the US.

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    • LurkerOverThePond


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    • just_ordinary


      On 7/5/2020 at 7:43 AM, SorenaJ said:

      In these times, I don't get why Joy is hanging out with Carlin (and whoever that family was they hung out with a few days ago per instagram). Pregnancy weakens the body's immune system, meaning a potentially harder time if she get covid, plus coronavirus increases the risks of preterm birth. 

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      So dumb. 

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    • LurkerOverThePond


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