Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Blendr and Grindr are apps designed for men to meet other men or woman to meet men. But what happens when your underage teen is flirting with someone twice his age?
- Lisa barr
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
By Lisa Barr I'm an optimist, a Cup Half-Full person. There are, however, a few things I really hate - and topping my list are pedophiles/predators. Nowhere are they more prevalent but online, on apps, in chat rooms, and I'm learning ... on blogs (but that's another story). For those who have been following my blogs these past six months, you know two things about me: If something is dangerous or hurtful to kids - I will expose it. If something hurts our relationships -- you will find it here on this blog in the raw, no holding back. The other day, a Mom contacted me, and proceeded to tell me a story about how her gay cousin, who is in his late 40s, was visiting her from out of town, and they were having dinner. She noticed he was staring …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
There were two serious DUI related crashes in Skokie recently. One suspect was involved in a hit-and-run while the other crashed into a local business.
Skokie saw two serious DUI related crashes within a 24-hour span on June 9. Brian Ribert Lewkowsky, 37, of Skokie, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, among other things, on June 10. Officers originally responded to a head on crash in the 3800 block of Oakton Street after Lewkowsky allegedly drove his vehicle through a building. When officers asked for his license, Lewkowsky handed them a credit card, the report said. He allegedly had a blood alcohol content level of .128. Just one day prior, German C. Dejesus, 45, of Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, among other charges, on June 9. Skokie police found DeJesus in the 8100 block of Crawford Avenue after Lincolnwood police sent out a …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, and an estimated 7,000 other online sites are expected to go dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Ac (PIPA).
You may want to wipe the dust off your old Encyclopedia Britannica as Wikipedia is officially blacked out. "This is going to be wow," said Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales via Twitter. "I hope Wikipedia will melt phone systems in Washington on Wednesday. Tell everyone you know!" Wales also added via his Facebook page yesterday, "Tomorrow = Epic!" The online information super site decided to block access to protest against two bills - SOPA and its companion PIPA - aimed to stop online piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act are both currently pending in the House of Representatives. The entertainment industry has publicly supported the effort because they feel it will end the downloading of copyrighted material from torrent …