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kleptiPodmania have children; therefore we have iPods. We bought our daughter her first iPod for her 13th birthday; with it, thank goodness, we purchased Best Buy’s Performance Service Plan. I’m not normally one to pay for extended warranties, but the salesguy warned us that iPod hard drives don’t last long and pointed out that teenagers have a tendency to drop things — and the plan covered normal wear and tear. My daughter’s iPod lasted about 6 months and then died with no warning. I returned it, and after a brief check Best Buy handed over a brand-new one. Another six months went by, and, just like the first one had, the second iPod went belly-up. By this time, Apple was no longer making the original model, so my daughter received a brand-new video iPod — an upgrade that cost us nothing extra.

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a punishment to fit the crime

WASHINGTON, April 5 — The Department of Homeland Security’s deputy press secretary appeared in a Maryland state court on Wednesday and refused extradition to Florida, where he faces charges of using the Internet to seduce someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.”

I have a 14-year-old daughter. Since she first began using a computer, we have impressed upon her the importance of not believing anything that anyone says online, unless it’s someone she has met in person and knows fairly well. Otherwise, anyone who speaks to her electronically could be just that — anyone. With any sort of motive and any sort of intention. Continue reading