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[ - ] Anyone live in the area zoned for PS? Where? Do you like the neighborhood? Thinking of moving there for schooling. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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I think everyone probably is zoned for a PS. LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Sorry! I meant PS6. Thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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PS? [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 08.29.14, 03:59 PM Flag
[ - ] We live downtown and 12 yo dd school is uptown. Would you feel safe having your dc go to school in an Uber car alone? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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No, no, NOOOOOOOOOOOO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Oh, yeah, I want some potentially creepy stranger in a normal looking car locking my daughter in a car ALONE and taking off with her. What is the matter with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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I would not. [ Reply | More ]
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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A resounding no on this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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Can you sign her up for the school's bus service? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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^ and to answer your q, no way on uber [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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Nope. No way. And I'm not sure how young is too young for taxi on own, either. Also have a 12 yo dd, fwiw. Live within three blocks of school and she's been walking to/from alone since 10.5 or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Thinking of moving to Larchmont. What is it like? How are the schools? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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They are good, but not as good as Scarsdale, Edgemont, Bronxville or Chappaqua. They are also facing issues. Federal lawsuit as they put all the apartment kids in one class. Elementary school feeds into Mamaroneck HS, not great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Preschool applications in 4 days! What is the best advice for the process from those who have BTDT? What to do/say and what not to do/say? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Good luck! Went through the process last year. Where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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UES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Ok, that is where we applied. So we basically applied to most of the area schools that are within a reasonable distance to our home (East 70s). It really is tough to get through on the phone for applications on that first morning so you will need help calling if you are applying to the schools that require a call that morning. We just were friendly, didn't ask too many questions, wrote thank you notes after the tours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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thank you. did you get in where you wanted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Did your opinion of any schools change after you toured it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Yes. We dropped 2 out of consideration after the tours. Also, we thought we were going to want one the super traditional schools but ended up LOVING two play-based ones. It was actually really surprising. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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Got into our first choice and second choice ^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Any advice on what to say/do? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 17 yo DS is such a slug! He'd sleep till 2 every day if I let him. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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so don't let him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Did the same when I was in high school, just a phase, teens need sleep [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Exhale or Physique 57? Which is a more rigorous workout? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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almost identical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Agree or not: The 30 eighth graders who graduated from Harlem Success Academy this year and got the highest scores in NY State do NOT belong at a specialized high school because they just aren't good enough. If kids like that were admitted, the specialized high schools would be ruined. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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OP: I disagree -- I think many (perhaps not all) of those students would do well in a specialized high school and admitting kids like that would not ruin the high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Those students did not test in, therefore they don't get to go. Same rules for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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You pointedly ignored the question. If they were admitted, would the specialized school be "ruined" because they are undeserving and would bring down all the students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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np: Over time? A few might make it, more probably wouldn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Why would only "a few" make it? They obviously are well-educated. No one is saying to admit failing students to specialized high school. But they prove that there are deserving minority kids who would do fine there and not ruin those schools. So why is everyone pretending that admitting them would destroy the specialized high schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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Why are you afraid to answer the question? Why am I a troll? Do you hate Success Academy and think their high-scoring students on the state exams would ruin every specialized school that admitted them? Or do you think they would be fine? I think they would be fine at a specialized high school despite not scoring high enough on the SHSAT. Some people think they would ruin those high schools if they were admitted. Are you one of them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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np You are the infamous troll and your style is recognizable miles away. Hope you get help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Thank you for proving that you are a hypocrite! Apparently you believe that those 8th graders would ruin any specialized high school they attended. I do NOT think that because I believe they were well-educated at Success Academy (and I have never bashed the education, only the lie that they are willing to educate every kid who wins the lottery.) Why won't YOU admit that those top students will NOT ruin the specialized high schools if they are admitted? I think they should be admitted! Do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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I think you are obsessed and really need help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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OP: Just because you don't like me pointing out the hypocrisies of Eva Moskowitz doesn't allow you to call me names. Ignore my posts if you want to. But the fact that YOU are obsessed with my truthful posts about Success Academy demonstrates that I am obviously getting to you. Do you work for Success Academy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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The issue is how they got those scores. If they were prepped to the crazy extent that many people believe, they will absolutely sink in the atmosphere of the specialized high schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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IF they were prepped, they'd fit right in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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i do not know the kids personally but i have to think that they have a good work ethic and their achievements should be recognized. i take serious issue with your post for those reasons. you may or may not like charter schools or SA in particular, but don't ever forget that there are real kids involved who are achieving things that many people thought they could not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Op is bitter because her own son got expelled from SA, so he has been denied the opportunity. She takes special sick shadenfreude pleasure from SA kids' failures. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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OP: I WANT those kids to be admitted to specialized high schools. The top 15 at least must be fantastic students! You are the hypocrite because you claim that admitting any minority student who doesn't score high enough on the SHSAT would ruin a school. Do you agree with me that there are students like the 8th graders at HSA who are well-educated enough to attend one of the specialized high schools without ruining them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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OP: I AGREE that their achievements should be recognized! They are top students. I just find that there are hypocrites on UB who would claim that allowing Eva Moskowitz' "tops in the state" 8th graders to attend a specialized high schools even if they didn't score high enough on the SHSAT would ruin the school. Do YOU think that admitting students like that would ruin the specialized high schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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OP again: If anything, Eva Moskowitz should be supporting de Blasio and Farina on this because the amazing test scores of her eighth grade scholars PROVE that there are fantastic minority students who could attend specialized high schools and don't score high enough on the SHSAT. Eva Moskowitz knows for a fact that those students from HSA would not ruin the specialized high schools if they are admitted because they are top scholars who belong there and may have had a bad day. Eva Moskowitz knows that if some of those students were at a specialized high school, it would NOT ruin the high school and make it a terrible school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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You know she went to Stuy, right? I don't have issue with changing admissions but I wonder how they'll have the resources to have a thorough admissions process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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OP: The same way every non-specialized high school does it. The same way LaGuardia does it. Use the SHSAT as a cut off, but make the cut off score lower. Then look at the student's grades and academic record (maybe even their state test scores!) to see if they seem like a kid who would be capable of handling the work. My point is that there are very likely a good number of students like those 30 who would be fine in a specialized high school. There are ways to increase the % of URM, even a little, that would not ruin those schools. Don't you agree? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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The current system is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Here is the most common sense measure that de Blasio and Farina should adopt for the specialized high schools: 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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OP: Good quotes from comments: "In 2012, out of a graduating class of 800 seniors 124 failed one or more classes. In fact, that's usually the average amount of students that fail per year. What do these students do? They go to summer school and return the following year. Most fail again and enroll in summer school and again are re-admitted. Yes, you read that correctly. That's a dirtly little secret few know, and even less want to admit or talk about. " [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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^^This is about Stuy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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My doctor said she was about to fail organic chem in college so she dropped it and took it in the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Summer classes are easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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Couldn't it be that the classes much harder than most schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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Yes, they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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OP: Another good quote from former Stuy teacher: "Now Lets look at stats in other high schools who use a variety of parameters to accept students: Beacon, Bard Early College and NEST are all top NYC high schools with a higher percentage of minorities. Yet these schools are not only thriving, they're outranking Stuyvesant in basic metrics." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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What metrics are those? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Likely not math SATs or AP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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Not in National Merit Scholars. Not in College Placements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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About first dropping residency requirement for ElRo and Millinium? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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No!!! Not ElRo! Is Millennium even any good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:49 PM Flag
[ - ] If your child needed a one on one aide in an automotive trade high school, would you keep him there or out him in a regular high school? Fighting with my sister about my nephew. I know, MYOB. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.29.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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^put him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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seriously, automechanics do quite OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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She doesn't want him to be a mechanic! That's another crazy part. She thinks he can be an engineer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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uh, someone needs to get her informed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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Unfortunately, she could be me. Wishful thinking dies hard. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I find the comment "our zoned public school is not an option for us" offensive. There, I said it. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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you're entitled to your opinions in the good 'ole USA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Myob. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Obviously you have never toured my zoned school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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I've said it, and I'll say it again. Our local zoned school is failing and sending my DC to a failing school is not on the cards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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yeah, i know what you mean and i have mixed feelings about zoning in general. on the one hand, it creates segregation, on the other, it's nice to be guaranteed a good option if you have it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Because i am forced to send my kids to my zoned public even though it stinks. If I didn't have another option, neither should anyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] U Cal/Berkeley is the BEST college in the US. Berkeley is far, far superior to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and MIT. Agree or not? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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honestly these are all good schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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OP: Nope, one is clearly superior, and that is Berkeley. The others are 2nd rate because they don't only use test scores to admit the class. That makes them a terrible school that no one wants to go to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Agenda much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Hypocrite much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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No kidding. What an anemic troll post. No one here gives a shit about what anyone thinks about Berkeley. East coast and California are apples and oranges and no one is in a line for your oranges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Splitting hairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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How good a school is, is not nearly as important as what a student brings to her own education. A sheep at Berkeley is still a sheep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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to you, maybe. to me, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Then you must agree with de Blasio that using other criteria in addition to the SHSAT does not ruin a school. Since neither Harvard, Yale, or Princeton admits only the top scoring students on standardized tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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apples and oranges my dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Best college in that part of the Bay Area [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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It's too close to call. All great schools, all hard to get into. And makes no difference...kids get great educations there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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OP: No, HYP are terrible because they use criteria other than a standardized test to admit students. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Ah. Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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OK Berkeley rules. Now you can go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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I agree with this on SO MANY things for which UB wants there to be a "best". If I got to choose for my child I would probably choose HYP, Williams over Berkeley, but I am an East Coast girl. Now Stanford I would be willing to let her go west for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Me, too. [ Reply | More ]
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have you actually been out to Stanford and toured? both my dc were very turned off by it (as were dh and I) which was surprising given all the hype. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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Better than Caltech? MIT? Come on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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she's trying to make a stupid point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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this is such a silly and unintelligent claim to make. i have worked with and been in a masters program with graduates from all the schools you listed. it the end it is the person not the program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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OP: But the only way to judge that person is the standardized test score. If you don't only accept the top scorers, and instead admit a student who might have a slightly lower score but lots of other academic achievements, you have ruined that school. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Great gift for an 8 year old boy? I need a good toy! tia 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ds loves mad libs (for kids) [ Reply | More ]
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Rockets [ Reply | More ]
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Pokemon, Legos, Minecraft, rockets, PSP, DS3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:56 PM Flag
[ - ] I woke up to loud banging at 5 AM. Police officer was banging on neighbor's door and served him court papers. What does that mean? To receive court papers and not get arrested? Wondering how serious this is since neighbor is pretty odd. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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police officer or process server? Could be anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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Definitely police officer. Saw the cop car and the cop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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Could mean anything. Where I live police make extra money serving papers, and can do it in uniform. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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at 5 AM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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Yep, where I live, they know that's the best time to find someone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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People are home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Those are not cops. They're agents of some kind - IRS, ATF, FBI, whatever. If the cops bang down your door at 5 am it's because theyre there to take you someplace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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So those agencies are allowed to deliver court papers? OK, if those agencies are involved, it sounds pretty serious. I just don't want to find out later that I live next to a serious criminal or something. He is friendly with my DCs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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It means you are nosy and don't mind your own business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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In many states, service of process even for a normal civil case is done by the county sheriff's office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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That sounds like a search warrant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Lawsuit of some kind. Or restraining order. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Poll: would you stay with your dh if he was sentenced to 8 years in prison for white collar crime? would you take your dc to prison to visit him? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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in sickness and in health, til death do us part. yes. i'd bring dc to visit him too. he's not a murderer, he made a (huge) mistake. [ Reply | More ]
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np I agree with all of this except for the use of the word "mistake". A typo is a mistake. White collar crime is an ongoing choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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LOL. Blacks commit crimes, whites make "mistakes". Jesus christ you suck. [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
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He may not be a murderer, BUT robbing people of their hard-earned money means he robbed them of their life/their time spent on this earth. [ Reply | More ]
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He committed a crime period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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uh, yes. i mean ruth madoff is a ninny in many ways but they were/are a couple. [ Reply | More ]
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She is a MORON. An idiot and only stayed with him bc the entire country has SHUNNED her. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes and yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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it really depends on how awful that crime was. not sure i could live w a Madoff type crime but wouldn't think twice about a Martha Stewart type one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Did he STEAL from people? Did he ruin people's livelihoods? Then, he is a crook - hard to stay with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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If I were Madoff's wife I'd change my name and leave the country. I wish she was in jail tooo tho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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Absolutely. Absolutely! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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He is a CRIMINAL. You can sugar coat it any way you want. Still a criminal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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If you are going to respond multiple times, you should layoff on the ALL CAPS because it makes it VERY OBVIOUS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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No and yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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^ depending of kid's age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Well, if I didn't know about it I would divorce him. I don't want to be married to a shady liar. I guess if I had known but looked the other way or was in on it I would just be happy I didn't get caught too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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yes I would take kids to visit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] One of my close mom friends is so passive aggressive it droves me crazy. My daughter invited her daughter to do something, the daughter wanted to, but the mom must not think it is something she wants her doing. Okay, tell me that! I am a grown up. I know we make different choices for our kids. Don't just not answer my email when you have answered every other one. So annoying. Thank you for letting me vent. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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she probably just feels awkward being honest and doesn't want it to be uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
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Okay, but we have been friends for years and that is just so strange to me. The one time I had a sticky issue with her I spoke to her about it and it was a little awkward but we wound up closer, I thought. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with you, OP. Friends talk these things out. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she's behind on her email. [ Reply | More ]
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But she has answered more recent ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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UB always makes some bullshit excuse as to why a dumbass woman is actually just carrying on with life instead of being an asshole. Yes, she is an ass. You and your daughter, however, will be more than fine and real soon, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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i agree. thanks for stating this. ub has been full of absurd opinions all summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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why wouldn't she want her to go, could it be dangerous? I would just mention it again. then say If you can't go, just let me know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Post-partum formal dress suggestion. My sister's wedding is coming up in October, it's black tie, I'm the only one in her wedding party so I can pick what I want. I had a c-section two weeks ago and don't see myself recuperating my body before then. This is my third baby so my belly is puffier than with the others and I gained a lot of weight with this one. Any designers you reccomend that look nice but not matronly. I think I am probably a size 12 and 5"4. Hoping to tone up my arms before hand. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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order a bunch of stuff that looks promising from saks or bloomies online and just return what you don't keep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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I hate doing that, it is such a pita. I wish stores kept better stock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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OR: I only suggested it because with 3 kids including a newborn + the c section it might be difficult for you to get out and shop in the stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Tone up your arms and wear a corset/girdle/spanks. Lycra is your friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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get a personal shopper at saks or bloomies. and spanx it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:19 PM Flag
[ - ] I have been through a lot in the last several years but really worked to make a better life for myself and dc's. However, I feel an emptiness and don't know how I can feel better. Guess I thought my achievements (family-friendly job, moving walkikng distance to dc's schools, etc.) would bring me happiness but no luck. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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I have an empty feeling too. I can ignore it for periods, but it sneaks back. Are you a single mom by any chance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Yes. I know I need to do something that is just for me but finding the time or energy is hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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Married and feel the same way. I feel like I am a machine and can't stop or the whole system will break down. What happened? I followed all the "rules" - good kid, good college, good DH, good career. And am so empty and sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Book rec: Life after Life. I know I am late to the party but it was great. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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I love Kate Atkinson's books (sp?). I discovered Jackson Brodie a few years ago and find them so moving (and they are "detective" novels!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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