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[ - ] Would a guy think negatively of a woman if he found out that she had an affair, when she was in her 20s, with a married guy 20 years older than her with 2 young kids? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Why does he have to find out? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I would. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope so. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] WOW, that is one heck of a response! http://www.urbanbaby.com/topics/55357193 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes, "finance guys" caused the crisis, simply driven by greed (their bonuses) as virtually all financial crises are. You have to go back a bit to see where it began: Greenspan deregulated the system and Govt encouraged predatory lending (subprime, no doc loans, etc). These two forces incentivized the boom/bubble in subprime mortgage bonds, whose prices were driven ever higher by subprime Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs), which was a Ponzi (like the entire bond market today is with the Fed's Quantitative Easing policy since 2008), as the buyers of CDOs were singularly other CDOs in the latter years of their existence. In Nov 2005, subprime credit default swaps (CDS) started driving mortgage spreads higher, but the finance guys would have none of that. Enter the hedge funds, which colluded with CDO bankers to issue even more CDOs (when housing prices had already begun to decline in mid-2005), thus driving bond spreads tighter again (and prices ever higher). They did this by hedge funds buying the riskiest "tranche" (bond slice), the equity, and simultaneously shorting a lot more risk in the less risky tranches via subprime CDS. They called this the "long-short correlation trade," or "Magnetar Trade," named after the most prolific hedge fund in the space, whose subprime CDOs were all named after constellations. See ProPublica articles for evidence of this collusion and fraud (fraud due to obvious conflicts of interest involved, in which a CDO manager, with bankers, market a deal whose riskiest investor (equity holder) is simultaneously shorting (the debt), without anyone knowing that, e.g. no disclosure of this). Then, once rapidly falling home prices (just like today's falling oil prices, which is happening in a nanosecond compared to home prices, and will spur massive defaults in the US shale business, UK oil business in collapse already, high-cost oil producing countries like Russia) started falling and delinquencies surged requiring rating agency financiers to finally cut ratings on subprime bonds, the Ponzi bubble blew up, requiring the Fed to throw over $23 trillion (TARP was a rounding error) at the banks to support the system and keep bankers in business. As a result of the Fed's "stimulus," real unemployment (including all discouraged workers and part-timers) surged to 23% (an inflation calculation used officially until 1994 when Clinton era started throwing people out of work force so that today only 54% of adults between ages of 16 and 54 are in the workforce); and inflation grew to 3-10% depending on how you re-calculate the hedonic quality and substitution adjustments put into the inflation calculation by both parties, to reduce entitlement spending. Due to understated headline inflation rate of 1.5% today, GDP is over-stated, and is likely below zero, based on how inflation used to be calculated. Thus, we are experiencing a second depression today, unbeknownst to anyone not studying the real economy, as opposed to fiction presented to you on TV and by Wall Street. Today's oil shocked market will be no different, but this time it will be the Fed and other central bankers that will continue to prop up the market, instead of bankers/hedge funds/rating agencies, until enough defaults happen in the oil business to plunge high yield bonds and systemically reach into all the other various capital markets and economy, at which point there will be another Govt-sponsored bailout (see "Cromnibus" bill pushed through Congress last w/e reinstating $303 trillion derivative bailout language previously taken out by Dodd-Frank regulations that were supposed to ease the "moral hazard" (See Wall Street II movie) in this system. But none of you will agree with this or believe this, so I probably just wasted five minutes of my time. God luck! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's a good place to order gold jewelry in time for Christmas? I worry about department store quality. TIA. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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A jewelry store. [ Reply | More ]
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At this point, Blue Nile. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Autism risk linked to particulate air pollution 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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don't forget IVF [ Reply | More ]
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Jenny McCarthy is on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Former assistant Pre K teacher here. I did more work than the Head Teacher. Parents, don't feel you have to give the assistant less. Trust me, they work their tails off. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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FINE. You will get a gift card too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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HYP humanities Millennial? [ Reply | More ]
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DITTO! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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I always give the assistants the exact same gift as the teacher. Preschool classrooms would be a disaster without assistants!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Unfortunately, my ds's is a disaster, and it is because the assistant does little to nothing to support the teacher. Public pre-K. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name poll: Clark for DS. Family name. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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I like it. I grew up with a Smith and always thought it was a cool name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
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Griswold? [ Reply | More ]
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Way to go for the low-hanging fruit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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NP: my first thought too. I hear Beverly D'Angelo calling his name. She's annoyed. [ Reply | More ]
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Kent? [ Reply | More ]
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These responses couldn't be less helpful. Famous people have names too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Love it [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
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Stark [ Reply | More ]
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huguette? [ Reply | More ]
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:) [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 35, divorced, 2 DCs. Dating a 33 year old who is never married/no DCs. Crazy? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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Maybe, maybe not. See where it goes. Many 33 yo men are unmarried and go on to marry and have families. He may not have met the one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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I definitely don't think it is crazy that he is 33 and unmarried [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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not crazy. If you enjoy his company keep dating. Perhaps don't involve your kids until it is leading to marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Yes, so far I haven't, been about 9 months. Though he is open to meeting them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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Why crazy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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I guess just because I assume that in general, a guy that age/in that situation would want to date a woman who doesn't have kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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How old are your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Older, as I had them very early 20s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Neighbor is leaving this weekend for Christmas. They have two kids in middle school. The mother is going to the school today to get the homework due next week (kids have school Monday and Tuesday). My question is: why can't the kids do it? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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My question is why do you care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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Double this [ Reply | More ]
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MYOB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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Kos the kids will screw that up and then there will be missed HW. The mom is being proactive. She's the one who probably decided the kids will miss some school in order to go on vacation. So she's taking the responsibility for gathering the HW. I'm sure the kids did not plan the vacation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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Please move. You are a neighbor who everyone hates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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Why do you know so much, and why are you so invested in your neighbor's life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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She must be sleeping with the husband? or she is jelly that they are going away? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have pre school age dc doing chess in school or Chess at 3? DS or DD? DO they enjoy it? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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At the age of 3. Dont they just throw it around? LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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well there is a program for 3 yo so probably not/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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"Snowflake! Don't put the bishop in your mouth!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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this sounds like a very bad catholic joke lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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I'm the one who posted it, and ironically, my kids go to Catholic school! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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both dcs started at 4, after preK [ Reply | More ]
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aren't they 5 after pre k? [ Reply | More ]
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i meant afterschool activity during preK! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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I imagine it is the rare child who would enjoy chess at the age of 3. But parents like to say that their children are learning chess, and plenty of places will manufacture a chess program to help underemployed chess whizs earn money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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There's a sucker born every minute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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+1 Complete waste, but a sucker is born every minute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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Trust me, don't waste your time and money. Whatever your child can learn at 3 in a year, he will learn at 4 in 6 months, or at 5 in 3 months, or at 6 in a month. You will lose nothing by waiting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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+1 Plus, I KNOW everyone's snowflake is "advanced" and "gifted" on UB, but a 3 year old really doesn't have the cognitive maturity to play a real game of chess. You can certainly teach them how the pieces move and what the object of the game is. But the planning, the strategy, the tactics-- 3 years old is simply too young. I LOVE chess myself and I have an 8 year old who loves it even more than me and competes in tournaments frequently. I taught him at age 6, but in retrospect I could have done it at 5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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prob a vba but i've just taught my 6 yo how to play chess and now he wants to play it every.single.night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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It's so boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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no way! chess is great! [ Reply | More ]
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not a vba-- chess is an awesome game, and at age 6, they can really play a game and understand how to strategize right from the beginning. [ Reply | More ]
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yep he is starting to surprise me with some of his moves, i still don't play hard it "too hard" but i'm increasing the difficult level gradually [ Reply | More ]
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^^ don't play it "too hard" [ Reply | More ]
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That's the way to go-- I always tried to sort of match DS's level in the way I played. I didn't want to just let him win, because kids need to get used to losing, especially if they play in tournaments. I liked to give him a bit of a challenge without making it so hard that I turned him off the game. [ Reply | More ]
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that's exactly what i'm doing, it is a bit tough to get the right "balance", i'm trying to get a 50/50 win/loss record [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O... Anyone know anything about Madison, NJ? Is it down to earth? Diverse? Good schools? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Great town with beautiful homes and top schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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^^ I live in NYC but every family I know who lives there is very down to earth [ Reply | More ]
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Great, thx. Nice people? Good, friendly, outgoing community? [ Reply | More ]
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MC [ Reply | More ]
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Typical Jersey. Yuk [ Reply | More ]
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Old homes, very good but not excellent schools, easy commute, boarders some of the most affluent areas of Nj [ Reply | More ]
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^^^ sorry meant clarify it borders serious wasp territory. Some diversity on Madison and Chatham but if you go the other direction, none. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you do anything for your preschool teachers on the last day before xmas? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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last day of school? Gifts? letters? I didn't prepare anything!! [ Reply | More ]
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chocolates [ Reply | More ]
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Gift cards [ Reply | More ]
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Contributed $ to class gift and dd gave them cards [ Reply | More ]
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Have my child make them a card [ Reply | More ]
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Lame. [ Reply | More ]
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Lame. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Dh has discovered online shopping and thinks I, a sahm, am his personal returner. He is losing his mind right now because I can't find a receipt from something I returned for him 2 weeks ago and he is sure the refunded amount should be $4& change more. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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Sounds like my boss. Tell him you found the receipt and the amount is correct. Lose the receipt again when he gets home. [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh. It's more about the fact that I don't have the receipt than it is about the money. He lost a huge deal yesterday and will now laser focus his frustration on other petty things [ Reply | More ]
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if he ordered it, then it should be in his email the receipt - tell him to go look for it [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] just found out that our very close friends asked the school principal to ensure our daughters are never in the same class together. i'm completely shocked. i always thought our girls got along incredibly well but apparently, the mom thinks my daughter is too silly and disrupts her dd's focus. i am really hurt. dh says i'm being silly and that it's no big deal. i feel that to proactively go to the administration really makes my child looked upon in a poor light. who's right? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I do not think it makes your DD look bad. Many parents want kids separated because they goof off and do not listen to teacher. [ Reply | More ]
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Sibs are often separated. It's not because one is a problem child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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This is so grinchy! Kids need to learn to focus even with their friends in class. Mean and a huge overreaction from them unless teachers have already spoken to you both about it? [ Reply | More ]
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"mean"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Well they certainly didn't do it to be nice [ Reply | More ]
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Petty would be a better word [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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I think you may be overlooking a more interesting issue. How did you find out? If it was from a school administrator, then he or she has no discretion, and if he or she told someone else who told you, then it's even worse. Other then that, your DH is right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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You're beyond silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Private schools frequently separate friends, because - correctly or incorrectly - they think it builds a better community. You need to develop a social circle outside of the school. Are you comfortable saying which one it is? [ Reply | More ]
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the school is irrelevant. the parents went to the administration and the dh is the one who told my dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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I'd think WTF too. Then I'd think her dd is easily corruptible. Are those her words, that your dd is silly and disruptive, or yours? [ Reply | More ]
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her words. i found out because the dh mentioned it my dh, as though my dh had already been aware of this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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shitty friend. if i felt this way about a friend's child, i would speak to the mom first! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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op. that's how i feel! i'm honestly stunned. what's so bizarre is that this family has gone to extreme lengths to be friendly with us. they invite my daughter over constantly and even took her on vacation with them last summer for a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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I think you're taking this in the worst way possible. Yes it's a bummer that you learned this information. You shouldn't have. That administrator kind of sucks. But don't think of it in the worst light. Maybe the other mom really sees that her kid enjoys your kid so much that she won't pipe down and do her work in class. Try to pretend you never heard this information and forget about it. Don't let it affect your friendship with the mom. If you act weird or bring it up, then things will only get uncomfortable. And it definitely doesn't reflect badly on your child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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op thank you. if this incident didn't involve my own child, i'm sure i'd dispense this exact advice. much harder to be rational in this case, though. i'm trying though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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I would be hurt but don't make a big deal out of it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Get over it. the administration doesn't care why the girl's parents don't want her in the same class, they just honor the request. They know that there might be more going on. I always requested that my ds not be with his best friend. His best friend was a bit silly and disruptive, but I really just didn't want them distracting each other in class. I love his friend, and many years later, even though they didn't attend the same ms or hs, they still hang out all the time. Let it go, and stop taking it personally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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op hard not to take it personally when they specifically contacted to school about my daughter. how else should i take it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Wow, you are really touchy and sensitive. This is your daughter, not you. If you keep confusing the two, you will have a really hard time as she grows up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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doesn't dignify a response [ Reply | More ]
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How old are the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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3rd grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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lol, your child will not be looked upon in a poor light - and your dh is correct you are being silly and it is no big deal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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It is not surprising that you would feel upset, anyone would. But it's one of those things you just deal with. Everyone's out for their own child. I felt upset once when a mom wouldn't let her kids come over and play with my younger child because my older one "was a troublemaker." I felt particularly upset by that because my younger one hadn't done anything at all. Basically we just ended up drifting apart from that family altogether, my younger one never quite got over her resentment over that. For the record, one of their kids later got into some trouble and people avoided them, so ... just deal with your own family, forget what everyone else thinks, and trust that life happens to everyone eventually. [ Reply | More ]
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op wise advice. the dilemma here, though, is that we spend a ton of time with this family. i'm honestly just really surprised right now and hurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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You should view the account of that administrator through very jaundiced eyes. Sounds unprofessional. Also, it can be quite normal for young girls to get on so well they can't focus on their work. I've frequently been told by DD's teachers that they have considered splitting her up in future with her best friend. We'll see what happens. [ Reply | More ]
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it wasn't the administration who told me. it was the dh who casually mentioned it to my dh. he seemed to think we already knew this. [ Reply | More ]
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PP That means the administrator told either your the other DH or someone who told him. Serious issues with discretion here. [ Reply | More ]
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op. the father of the other girl told my dh. he and his wife had gone to the principal together. [ Reply | More ]
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np. Bet it wasn't the administrator (since op won't respond to that), but it was through the grapevine. She heard from a friend of the mother, and decided to project her own spin on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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How do you find out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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the other girl's dad told my dh. he seemed to think his wife had already mentioned it to us. he acted like it was totally normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it popular now that people put images of their fetus on XMas cards?? I know people do it on FB posts. But an 8-12 week sonogram on a card? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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Yes, there are people who will do this. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate those photos even on Facebook. Christmas card is OOT. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^OTT [ Reply | More ]
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What's OTT? [ Reply | More ]
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Over the top? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know why, but I find that - I can't think of the right word - kind of offensive? [ Reply | More ]
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Offensive? Maybe awkward [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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I know, offensive isn't right. Whatever it is, it's bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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bad omen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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No kidding. If something goes wrong, it surely seems like something you will regret forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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OMG! I just got one like this and then later the same day a looooooooooooong horrendously sad fb post about how "some of you may have gotten our holiday card and learned we're expecting a baby boy. He joined us too early over the weekend..." there were pictures of the parents and sister holding the 18wk fetus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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oh god. [ Reply | More ]
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What?! Wow I guess people grieve in their own way. That seems crazy to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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My mom knows them too and said she must be blinded by grief to choose to post those pictures but a week later they are still up. Shocking to say the least. People (from their church) keep reposting trying to turn it into some viral campaign against abortion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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Oh for God's sake!! [ Reply | More ]
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That's disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Fetus cards are NOT ok. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG, I read this as feces and thought WTF? [ Reply | More ]
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Please tell me they're not photoshopping santa hats onto the fetal heads? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Hair dresser always cuts my hair shorter than I like. I have an appointment with him today for a touch-up color and thinking of going to another place right before (like a supercuts, etc.) for a trim. Think he will be able to tell I just had my hair trimmed before coming to his salon? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
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always cut after color [ Reply | More ]
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really? why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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just the way its done. you want color correct first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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At the salon I go to, they do cut first then color, at least when highlights/lowlights involved - want the color to lie correctly based on cut. (also why would they want to color before knowing how much might be chopped off...?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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np It's color then cut at any high end salon. Really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Pub Sch parents, what do you think the new School Quality Snapshot instead of letter grades? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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I never followed the letter grades, but the underlying data for the old system was interesting. Much of the data is the same set. In the old system, they had the average state test scores for all incoming students to middle and high school. This was really helpful to me when choosing a middle and high school because it let me know if my dc's were in the average range for a particular school so it would be an appropriate choice. This is not available any more. What is available in the new system is the top few schools that graduates of a particular elementary or middle school attend. Though not that interesting for elementary since our gc gives us the info for our school, it was good for high school choice. The data is almost identical if you look at the spreadsheets, and I don't find the snapshot all that helpful or different from the old one which split out the sections behind the letter grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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I don't have a clue what you are talking about - but you sound like you know what you are doing. Can you tell me how many students went to specialized high schools from Wagner middle school? How many went to Beacon? That would be really cool! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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