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[ - ] Can someone explain to me the Navier–Stokes equations? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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Asl Steven Hawkins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:36 PM Flag
[ - ] How long can you keep cooked fish? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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A few days if it's refrigerated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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cooked monday morning - can I eat it thursday for lunch? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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yuk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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ick, I wouldnt but its probably fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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Won't kill you, but it'll be far from delicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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It's probably okay, but try to eat it tomorrow;it'll taste better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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yes of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:51 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm bringing my children to my parents lake cabin next week. I am completely dreading it as I have a complicated relationship with my parents. Any survival tips if they try to capture me to have a "deep talk" about why I am not closer to them? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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don't really get into it. you will just hurt their feelings. Say you're busy and this is the best you can do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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This. You're busy with children and are doing your best and are so, so happy the children will have this time with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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medical marijuana [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Good luck. I had to skip last year as my mom was so insane in '12. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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Wine plus go to bed early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:52 PM Flag
[ - ] 3yo has been throwing epic tantrums all day. True, ridiculous tantrums. Is 15 minutes of quiet time in her room appropriate? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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Yes, but if the behavior is unusual, I'd wonder what else is going on. Too hot? Not feeling well? Over tired? I appreciate your frustration, but also try to figure out the root cause. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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I think over tired. This happens less often now than it used to but I feel like we are entering a new phase now and I'm at one of those junctures where I am starting from scratch again with figuring out how to handle it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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It's hard with kids, something works for a few weeks and then everything changes again. Did she take a nap? Play outside today? Eat well? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Inmate mom. Tell is your story. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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Yes yes. Please do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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I remember hearing it was some white collar crime and she was wrongfully accused [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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+1 I think she said that she was poorly represented too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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And how does she have so much Internet access in prison? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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Do people in prison have internet access? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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Yes, depending on the facility and her security classification. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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Conrad Black (the convicted Canadian businessman) gave regular email interviews from his federal prison in Florida. He had an hour of online access per day usually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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You never ask someone in jail what they did. You ask what they "are in for." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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I don't even think you're supposed to ask that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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How did become knowledgeable about prison etiquite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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any woman on woman action [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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She probably hacked the NSA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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Is it like Orange is the New Black? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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The author went to Smith, I think: you don't think it's her, do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Petty rant post. I'm getting sick of my inlaws requesting us to bring specific items to THEIR parties. Every week they invite us to a bbq, bday party, or graduation part. Then tell us to bring a specific item of food to serve. I'm sick of these cheap bastards. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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That's funny. My in-laws get upset if you DO bring anything. They take is as your commentary that what they have to serve isn't good enough. "Oh you didn't have to bring this .. we already have this … but ok no matter we'll find a place for it." We're reduced to bringing orchids half the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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I hate when people bring food after I have said "just bring yourselves", it never works with my menu and I am a planner - have my timetable, serving platters, etc. all mapped out and ready to go....always throws a wrench into things - But I always smile and say Thank You [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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Maybe potlucks are typical in their family. Would they say no if you asked them to bring something when you hosted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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I would love it if someone was specific about what they wanted me to bring. Makes my life easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a breast biopsy before? Good news or bad news? I am nervous. Had a mammogram then breast ultrasound and now they want to do a biopsy. I am supposed to travel next week - should I postpone? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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How much urgency was there in when they wanted to schedule the biopsy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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This is the correct answer. If they say "eh, you should get that looked at. Call the surgeon and make an appointment" probably nothing. If they say - "you need to see the surgeon Friday - my nurse will call and get you an appointment" probably they're worried about something in particular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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Just had one last month. It was good news. I'd ask your doc about whether to travel or not next week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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is it a needle biopsy? if so, its not a big deal - just go ahead and do it and get it over with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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I would get the biopsy done as soon as possible. It's probably nothing but why should you worry one minute longer than you have to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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md mom here - once they see something abnormal on the mammo their hands are tied and the have to biopsy it even if they thing there is 99% chance its benign. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:19 PM Flag
[ - ] I am so sadden as i watch the ongoing slaughter of innocent women and children in Palestine. What a brutal cleansing of an ethnic population. I thought the excuse of the day was, they killed 3 Jewish teens . What happened to that excuse, did they find that some sick jewish person did it? Then within hours you change to, they fire rockets, then to they have tunnels. They have killed 1,200 innocent women and children the last two weeks. They will have to face their brutal crimes someday. The tunnel excuse us just one more manufactured lie to continue on with the murder. The Palistinians have tunnels so they can bring in the most basic supplies to support the most basic human existence. Because you have brutally imprisoned them in their own homes and set up embargos on dangerous items like womens tampons, clean water, basic construction materials, medicine, diapers. You are pathetic and weak! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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I really feel for those civilians too. Hope both parties come to a speedy negotiation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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First, I can't believe anything the propaganda machine produces (Israeli government or AIPAC claims).They nor most people in Israel dont really have a great history of telling the truth. Just ask any Jewish person how many of these fierce rockets have killed or even caused a mild annoyance to Israel and what their response to the murdering 900 women and children. You will see them turn red and start screaming "racist, Anti-semite, Nazi", and then call AIPAC to turn you in for some made up threat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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why dont you go choke on a tampon. your facts are totally confused. the tunnels into Israel are NOT for smuggling, onlt the ones to egypt are. the ones to israel are 100% purely for infilitrated attacks, of which there have been about 10 this month. hamas is to blame for all of this -- its 100% a response to rocket attacks, which hamas does becuase they haven't given up their dreams of recapturing ALL of israel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Hamas is back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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oh right start name calling - so typically Jewish of you - Madoff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:20 PM Flag
[ - ] I am so sadden as i watch the ongoing slaughter of innocent women and children in Palestine. What a brutal cleansing of an ethnic population. I thought the excuse of the day was, they killed 3 Jewish teens . What happened to that excuse, did they find that some sick jewish person did it? Then within hours you change to, they fire rockets, then to they have tunnels. They have killed 1,200 innocent women and children the last two weeks. They will have to face their brutal crimes someday. The tunnel excuse us just one more manufactured lie to continue on with the murder. The Palistinians have tunnels so they can bring in the most basic supplies to support the most basic human existence. Because you have brutally imprisoned them in their own homes and set up embargos on dangerous items like womens tampons, clean water, basic construction materials, medicine, diapers. You are pathetic and weak! 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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why dont you go choke on a tampon. your facts are totally confused. the tunnels into Israel are NOT for smuggling, onlt the ones to egypt are. the ones to israel are 100% purely for infilitrated attacks, of which there have been about 10 this month. hamas is to blame for all of this -- its 100% a response to rocket attacks, which hamas does becuase they haven't given up their dreams of recapturing ALL of israel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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oh really how about facts on how many people have been killed outside of military personnel from Israel. The world will not tolerate your murderous ways and unfortunately your propaganda and lies have been trumped by facts and the internet. What kind of in-human idiot would believe you are justified or not committing war crimes with 3 dead Jewish civilians (one by heart attack from an overweight old woman running for a false alarm) vs. 1200 innocent women and children. Get lost murdering greedy person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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70% of american public see the israel side - that battle is for self defense and started by hamas. look fallujah battle US killed 800 civilians - thats what happens in urban combat, and it spronounced by hamas using human shields and encouraging civilians to stay and guard rockets - demonstrably proven so don't deny it. these are the same guys that threw fatah from rooftop. even egypt and saudi knows hamas are bad guys and quietly supporting israel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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Unfortunately that is not true - AIPAC driven statistics. Read the newspapers or watch the news.Israel is targeting women and children with very accurate sophisticated accurate rockets supplied by the US. We give these murderers 3.5B a year. This is one of the largest handouts we support, let these killers stand on their own. NO MORE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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UM Egyptian support has nothing to do with supporting Israel - not in the least. They are not supporting Palestine now because CEECEE doesnt like certain people that are in power in Palestine. That is no excuse for ethnic cleansing and genocide! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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After the downfall of Nazi Germany, the German people “washed their hands” of any complicity in the Jewish extermination camps by pleading ignorance. Lower rank German soldiers excused themselves by saying that they were only following military orders. Today, in the Holy Land, the Zionist government, with the support of the majority of Israel’s population are themselves perpetuating a holocaust against the Palestinian people. After the bodies are counted and the atrocities documented, how will the Jewish people and their government excuse themselves for committing these crimes against humanity? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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Why are you on UB posting the same post day after day? You are not even a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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um first post and yes i am a mother.... so get lost please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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You post this day after day verbatim and it not the first post and you are not a mother. You are angry fat man trying to play on women sympathy for children. But we know the facts and know that is Hamas who is responsible for death of poor Palestinian children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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You cow, prove it - post the links to the day after day posts. You are pathetic fool! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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I know, i am sure it is way too deep for your small mind. Lets stick to how much our bagels cost and what we are going to wear to our husband's bosses house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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»+1. given Israel's bellicosity it's would be great for the members and supporters of AIPAC to move to Israel, do the fighting themselves and stop dragging USA into Israel's madness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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Repeating the same lie over and over again, does not make it true. No one is denying that the tunnels are there as passage ways for terrorists to get into Israel. Yet, it has been widely reported that 160 Palestinian children died in building these tunnels. Why are you not saddened by that? Is it because you don't give a f about the children and women since you have not posted these posts during Arab spring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone explain to me what is going on in Syria? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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Muslims are killing each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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Nusra Front vs Assad. ISIS vs Nusra Front AND Assad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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what's your prognosis? how much longer can Assad stay in power? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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I almost think it's better for Syria if Assad does retain power. We need to see what becomes of this IS Caliphate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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what do you think about this? "Certainly this new crisis in Iraq is serious. It is not in U.S. interests for a well-armed, well-funded jihadist group like the Islamist State of Iraq and Syria to fulfill its self-proclaimed destiny, i.e., to create an Islamist state that spans Iraq and Syria. The question is how to stop this from happening and what role, if any, the United States should play in the stopping." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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i like your pragmatism [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Assad is not in danger of falling. Damascus was no longer seriously threatened after 2012 or so, when Iranian and Hezbollah support shoved back the rebel offensive and then Assad's soldiers captured almost all of the territory along the Lebanese border. The fighting is about which sections of the country will be controlled by Assad, which by the various Islamic militias, and which by the Kurds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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USA doesn't want islamic militias to gain a whole lot of territory, so Iranian and Hezbollah did the dirty work USA didn't want to do itself but wanted to happen? highly doubt USA will put boots on the ground in the middle east any time soon after being in Iraq for 12 years (it was sold to the American public as a much shorter war) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Syrians want to overthrow their dictator to form a new government, but the problem with a democracy is that sometimes the people will elect someone who is not desirable (from US perspective), so we're not eager to see that happen. we'd rather stick with the devil you know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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That's old. Way old. Arab spring is the Arab winter. It isn't about democracy anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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the Arab spring only succeeded in Tunisia, where no western country influenced the outcome. as soon as there's a foreign country pressuring for its own puppet, the new gov has no legitimacy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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Israel is carrying out secret missions killing people to keep the area unstable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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would Israel be angry if USA rebuilds its relationship with Iran? not that Israel has a say in the matter though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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i assume this is sarcasm - you cant be this deranged right. maybe blame israel for ukraine or ireland while you are at it? maybe sunspots too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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Is this Wolf Blitzer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Not her but she is slightly correct. Israel does conduct military operations in Syria. It's clandestine operations can't be verified but its other strategic objectives are easily verifiable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2013_Israeli_airstrikes_in_Syria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_2013_Latakia_explosion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_2013_Latakia_explosion#Subsequent_raids http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-fg-israel-syria-20140622,0,5245009.story [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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so that Israel can complain that its not well liked and has to defend itself back?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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Can someone explain this in simple terms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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The Arab Spring started in 2011 across the Arab world, where people rose up against the dictatorships of their countries and started peaceful protest for democracy. Governments like Assad retaliated against the people and committed atrocities against their own nation. The anti Assad protesters had to turn to militant groups, al Qaeda etc, to fight the regime with weapons etc. Now the people are caught between the regime and the militants who are fighting Assad through violent means that the Arab spring did not want. But this is old, the battle isn't even about that now. Al Nusra, spin off AQ franchise, are in Syria fighting against Assad. ISIS have declared a caliphate over Iraq and Syria and despise Assad and Al Nusra and have demonstrated the weaponry, monetary and military capability to take and hold land in Iraq and Syria. The people are screwed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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Thank you so much for this response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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+1. "ISIS have declared a caliphate over Iraq and Syria" this is the reason why the new alliance for USA in the middle east might be Iran. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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it's a civil war with several fronts (one of them has links with al-qaeda) that's lasting way too long, killing a ton of people and even includes at least one very confused American youngster who thought he was Broadie from Homeland. http://news.yahoo.com/video-shows-smiling-american-bomber-syria-161212677.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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"I want to rest in the afterlife, in heaven. There is nothing here and the heart is not resting," Abu-Salha says. "Heaven is better. When people die they either go to heaven or hell. There is happiness beyond explanation." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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Al Nusra are the official AQ offshoot. ISIS (known now as the Islamic State) were an AQ offshoot who have now been renounced as holding any AQ affiliation. Nusra hate them, they want to destroy each other, they both hate the Assad regime. ISIS show capability that Nusra just do not have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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would Iraq's current mess have an impact on what USA is willing to do in Syria? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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200k syrians dead in massive ethnic cleansing barbaric attacks, but the world media and liberal fools ignoring the story since it doesn't tie to their antisemitic impulses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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syrians are semitic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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being anti-semitic would imply celebrating syrian deaths [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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yes dont you know the entire world is anti-semitic... Everyone is out to get the chosen ones...Dont believe me, ask a jewish person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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"ask a jewish person". Let's not confuse anti-Israel (which almost everybody is outside of USA, except from Israelis) with anti-Jewish. Most educated Jewish people care about human rights, don't support Israel and shouldn't be mixed up with Israel's crimes. Some classmates of mine run away from Israel because for moral convictions they refused to participate in Israel's army. Israel's answer to them would have been jail. Don't expect ANY pro-Israel statement coming from them, and they are Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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Aren't the Israelis that cheer when Israel bombs Gaza where they also do a siege, so there's nowhere to hide for civilians... also anti-semitic? Palestinians are semitic after all, aren't they? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it fair to assume that a lot of fatal, single-vehicle, single-passenger car and motorcycle wrecks are actually suicides? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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no, most people would never willingly take their own lives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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I always assume substance abuse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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Of course not. Why would you say that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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Because it's a way to ensure that life insurance would pay out to your family without tripping the suicide clause, because the cause of death is "accidental." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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I'm sure it happens, but to say "a lot" is probably overstating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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I always assume they are under the influence or young and inexperienced drivers who are going too fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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This. We knew one who was driving only a mile from one house to another. Took a curve too quickly in the rain. He was 17 and died not 100 feet from his own house. Just went right into a tree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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DH has a colleague who did it this way. He has a family and made it look like an accident for insurance purposes and to save face for them. His dw definitely believes it was just a tragic accident. It's a small tight knit office and a couple of guys knew that he was drowning in debt and had mentioned the possibility of suicide. I think this is REALLY rare though ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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You don't really know for sure that's what happened. People talk, but suicide is extreme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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DH was very close with him and their 3rd business partner. He is certain :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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I really don't think so. I've known of several victims where I live being teenagers/parents/neighbors and usually they were weather related. Bad ice/rain/poor visibility [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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As for motorcycles my ds recently asked me how much motorcycles cost. I said you can buy one for about the same as it will cost to bury you when you kill yourself on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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absolutely not. Most are probably the result of speeding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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I highly doubt it. I assume it's invincibility/testosterone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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Yes. I think about this three times a week. It's the only way to make sure your family gets the insurance, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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Except, you could end up just crippled, brain dead, or accidentally kill someone else you weren't counting on. Oh, and then there's the fact that you'd be ruining your family members lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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Right, and your hospital/legal bills can put your family in the poorhouse for generations to come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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Makes suicide by slitting one's wrist look even more cowardly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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np: the suicide clause in most insurance policies is for a limited time (2 years) after you buy the policy. it's there to prevent people buying insurance in anticipation of, not to screw a family 15 years down the road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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You know what assuming makes you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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That doesn't seem like an effective way to commit suicide. Too many people survive and are then disabled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Any entrepreneur SAHMs that went back to work? I had a design business (print and web) for many years, trying to get back in the game. I'm in a new area, so my old network is limited. NY Metro area now. Any thoughts/pointers on how to reconnect? TIA! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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I think this is a poor business to try to start, unless you have paying clients lined up already. Everyone who ever used Photoshop and Wordpress is calling themselves a "designer" and will be constantly driving down your pricing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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I am not in your field, but I also live in NY burbs. I think there is room in the local market for these kinds of services in most towns. Most restaurants have appallingly bad websites/graphic identities, for example. Why not try connecting with local business owners? Maybe a website or portfolio to show them would be best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:44 PM Flag
[ - ] My sister in law, no joke, refers to her son as 'King ____' (he has a castle room and a cape and crown) and the kid literally calls other people peasants. He screams at his mother too, saying crap like "Mother, I command you to get me that juice box!" 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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I suspect she wanted a girl to play Princess with and being a peasant for her King DS is the consolation prize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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Inside joke, perhaps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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Hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Yeah that's her first child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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They must LOVE him at school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Please tell me if I am handling this correctly: we have an amazing nanny has been with us for five years. Even now that both of my kids are in school, I have kept her on full-time (50 hours a week) because I don't want to lose her (I just find things to do around the house, and she does some light cleaning.) She technically gets two weeks of paid vacation every year, plus paid time off whenever we go away – probably another week or two in total – which never overlaps. In reality, she gets more than this because when she goes away for a few days more than two weeks for her vacation, I don't make a big deal about it. I also don't dock her pay if she is sick a day here or there, because it is so rare and she's so reliable. She texted me last night to say that she would be late today because there was a problem with her car she had to take it to get fixed. I said no problem, let me know when you're on the way. I heard from her in the middle of the day and she said the car probably would not be ready until 1:00. By the time she got to me it probably would be closer to 2. Since she usually leaves at 430, and I'm not working today anyway, I told her that if she wanted she could just not come in and I'd count as a vacation day. You would think that would be the best deal for her since I and up not really tracking those so closely anyway, but I get the sense that she's upset. Did I goof here? I have a feeling that she wanted to come in late and just get paid for the whole day. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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OP: sorry so long! Posting from my phone and it didn't look that long on my screen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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Can you offer an unpaid day instead? I mean she can't really expect to be paid for a full day if she was just planning to come in for a couple of hours. Either she takes an unpaid day or a vacation day. I think that's fair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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OP: if she said to me "no I'd rather save my vacation days for something else" I would agree in a heartbeat. That would be fine. But she knows that I'm going to give her much pretty much as many vacation days she wants anyway, so it's actually in her interest to get paid and call it a vacation day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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I think it depends...if it is obvious that the car situation was rough (and probably expensive) and you can afford it, it wouldn't hurt to just give her the day. Since you already said it you can't go back now, just don't count the day. You could ask her if she is upset and be sympathetic about the car. She probably had a shock having it break down and then being down 100$ for the day is hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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Honestly, she should take the day off as a vacation day since she could not work her full day. If she's upset about it despite you keeping her on a paid 50 hour schedule while working part time and give her more vacation than agreed upon, then she does not sound that amazing but entitled. I think entitlement is a big problem in our country now days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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Did you use a vacation day before? Sje might think its odd that you're doing that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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She's probably upset about the car and let that leak into her voice. I would just let it go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Tl;dr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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You seemed upset yesterday when I said you should take the day as a vacation day. Were you upset? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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who wouldn't want to come in late and get paid for the whole day? too bad, she'll get over it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Honestly, I would have treated this the same way as you treat the occasional sick day, especially since you say she's otherwise very reliable and you aren't fussed about counting the vacation days anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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OP: here's the catch – and I would have included this in my original post but it was already getting long. I made the mistake of mentioning to my husband that she was going to come late, and his response was "you're not paying her for the whole day are you?" He already thinks that we are way way too generous w her but typically defers to me on issues involving her pay. To me, calling it a "vacation day" was the best way to take care of her without having to deal with him on this – I could tell him "counted as a vacation day" while she and I would know that it's not really going to be a big deal if she ends up one vacation day over her "limit" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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When she comes in tomorrow say, "I hope you know when I said yesterday was a vacation day, i really meant a personal or sick day and my intent was just to let you know that you would be paid for the day even though you didn't come in. I don't want you to think you still can't take your usual vacation." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:34 PM Flag
[ - ] A question for runners: I took up running very seriously a few years ago. My feet expanded - not just when running, but in general I could no longer fit into my dress shoes. Then I stopped running and after a few months I could fit into my dress shoes again. Is it just my imagination or did running make my feet swell up??? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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It's muscles in the feet. This happened to my friend who was a college athlete. After graduation her feet went down like half a size. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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OP: So should I just quit? I hated that entire 2-year period where I had huge feet and couldn't fit into anything. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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^^My feet are 11W to begin with. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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I have the same size, apparently you can get really nice dress shoes that are made for drag queens...a drag queen told me that once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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This is happening to me. I've been running for 6 months. I fit my clothes better, not my shoes. Dilemma :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do I feel general malaise? Do I need to go back to work? SAHM with 2 year old dd, no paid help. Have been in a funk most of summer. I get reasonable sleep, work out regularly, eat sorta healthy, look fine. Dh and I have good relationship. We have enough $$ to make things work on one salary but not rich. I cannot figure out why I am not thrilled because everything looks good on paper 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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SAHM gig with young child can be tedious and numbing if you are doing it 24/7. How often do you have adult social contact, alone time and date nights? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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OP--date night once a month, have coffee for 20 min with other moms at the gym sometimes while our kids are in childcare, alone time = nap time and when I'm working out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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this isn't enough. You need a hobby or something to keep your mind engaged. Try that sort of thing first before getting a full time job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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I'd increase date night to at least 2x a month. Do you get to pursue any outside interests or hobbies that make you feel like you're learning something or growing in some way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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OP--nope. I read what I can during dds nap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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I'd like for a personal growth opportunity. Things are too stagnant for you right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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OP--I agree, but what kind of opportunities are available to someone who is with a 2 year old 90% of the time? :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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the feminine mystique is still relevant after 40 years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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This is me exactly. Let's hang out, it'll be ... not fun lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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OP--I know, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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This is exactly what I've always wanted, I feel guilty not being completely thrilled... I'm ready for #2, time to shake things up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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OP--dh is pushing for #2 also. We're TTC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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it will get easier when you hit school age. I found it terribly tedious being at home with 1 child, then a bit less tedious being home with 2, but then when #1 started kindy and I was just home with 1, it was great. Then when #3 came along, I was perfectly happy being SAHM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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