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This incident begs the question...

I was taught the slide rule in 8th grade

I learned how to do long division with a pencil and paper in 6th grade

I learned cursive writing in 1st grade

In HS I was taught how to write a research paper by using the library, index cards with sources of the information and details I discovered.

With changing tools, inevitably comes changing needs of what skills to learn.

Adjustments must follow to what and how we teach our youth.

Back during the buildup for our invasion of Iraq...

… I was breakfasting in a cafe, and likely talking too loud.

I was vociferously voicing my objections to my mates about the ongoing drumbeat of arguments (suspected lies) pushing us towards war…

Another table the diners all got up to leave, except one older man turned from their party and came over to my table; glaring daggers at me, he screamed through clinched teeth:


…and stalked off.

Leaving a suddenly silent restaurant behind.

Great reply, my gonzo friend... A few more...

( as a regular reader of Reddit, I need to keep up heh )

AFAIK - As Far As I Know
BTW - By The Way
ELI5 - Explain Like I'm Five (years old)
FTW - For The Win (awesome achievement)
GFY - Go Fuk Yourself
GTFO - Get The Fuk Out (of here)
ICYMI - In Case You Missed It
IDK / IDNKT - I Don't Know / I Did Not Know That
IHML - I Hate My Life (one who still lives with his mama)
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IKR - I Know Right! (affirming agreement)
IMHO - (or IMO) In My Humble Opinion
JFYI / FYI - Just For Your Information
LYK - Let You Know
TBH - To Be Honest
TIL - Today I Learned (also a popular subreddit)
YOLO - You Only Live Once (like investing into a meme stock like a fool)
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