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[ - ] How is Fordham law? Any btdt? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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Don't bother with law school unless it's tt. Isn't worth the $$ and you'll make peanuts at the end of the day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:20 AM Flag
[ - ] My nanny is so effing lazy. Just hired her two months ago and it is unbelievable how misled I was by her. In the process of interviewing for a new one, but god this sucks. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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Currently sitting here doing all the housework I hired her to do! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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hindsight is 20/20. what did you miss? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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A main priority for me is household management stuff, and I repeatedly told her this, and she reassured me about that she did this type of stuff. Nope! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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get rid of her. nannies suck. [ Reply | More ]
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I am, it just takes time to find a new one. We are in a new city, which makes it harder..... She stinks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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I was in your shoes last summer. UB was great for moral support during the firing, the interviews, etc. For a while I seriously doubted my hiring skills but new nanny is just fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
[ - ] Why do people think the Ivy League is a magical goal? Met many who were the bosses of Ivy League because they also made the right connections. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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Brainwashing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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Having been blessed both bright hard-working kids, I was happy with any school that was roughly top 50 including liberal arts college. Neither applied to any Ivies. I was totally fine with that. Even kept questioning myself on it, but couldn't find any reason to get worked up over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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Everyone is looking for the panacea - some magic potion that unlocks all of the doors and guarantees a perfect life, and the Ivy League has been very, very good at marketing that image. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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The super low acceptance rates are a product of that marketing. The odds for acceptance among the kids who actually have a shot is closer to 20-30% which is similar to the acceptance rates at most fine schools that don't market out the wazoo, and therefore get an applicant pool of kids who aren't just shooting for the moon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
[ - ] What's the deal with SKII? Anyone used these products before? They seem to be all the rage. Why? What item is most worth the money that they make? Thanks 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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Sounds like marketing. It's a Japanese product? Read Shiseido is a lot of marketing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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This. Apparenly Goop lovesss SKII [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:14 AM Flag
[ - ] Just venting for a moment. Posted earlier about my sensitive 5yo DS who is usually cheerful and happy but cries easily and my depressed unemployed DH. As I sit here still at work (at a job I'm terrified to lose), I am just feeling sad to be so stressed and short on time and everything else for my two little kids, and know I'm going to miss this lost time with them always. I am trying to keep things as stable as possible, but I am missing big chunks of my kids' childhood and not being as good and present a mom as I'd like, and even if things improve in the next couple of years, I can never get back this time. I know most people have to work (and I don't mind working) and I have it better than many, I just needed a little pity party after getting off the phone with DS crying and asking when I'd be home. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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Awww. You sound like a good mom. Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. This is hard, but even when you can be there all the time, there are still meltdowns. You are doing the best you can and as your kids get older they will totally look back & respect you for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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OP: Thanks to both responders above. I love them so much, and am dying to just be home at a normal hour to spend some time with them that isn't rushing them to bed (or out the door in the morning) or just kissing their heads after they're already asleep. I feel robbed and like they've been robbed. I know there would be meltdowns anyway -- and there are, but I can deal with those, when I'm there for them. It's this happy wonderful kid crying about wanting me there (and of course me worrying that it's a reaction to dh), and my having to insist on getting off the phone eventually after failing to comfort him that is so heartbreaking right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:22 AM Flag
[ - ] 25 yo DD is hysterical on the phone right now. She apparently doesn't want my help and every thing I say appears to be exactly the wrong thing. If you thought CIO was hard when they were babies, just wait until adulthood... 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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What is she upset about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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She hates her job and she's struggling financially and she wants to go back to school. She asked me if I would help her pay for LSAT classes and I asked how much they were. She said "More than I can afford", so I made a joke and said "Oh, so $100?" She said "No a lot more than that" and I said "Well, you said more than you can afford. $100 is more than you can afford" ... And we were off to the races with the hysterics after that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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Would you have said that to a friend? Be kind..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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I thought I was being funny. She didn't seem to think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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I don't doubt that you meant no harm, but would you have said the same if it were a friend in crisis on the phone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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No, I suppose not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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NP: insensitive of you to think you were being funny when you said it the first time, but you knew it wasn't funny when you repeated it the second time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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np-don't pay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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She is 25. If she really wants LSAT she can pony up the money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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She's not spending money shopping or drinking, she's barely making ends meet. She really can't afford the money for a class. I won't pay her tuition if she goes to law school, but I don't mind paying for her to take a class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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Well it's just my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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np 20s can be difficult cut her some slack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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I guess you're right. It's been a long time since I was 25. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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People often don't want advice when they're upset. They really just want someone to listen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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Law school is the worst idea ever unless Harvard is giving her a free ride [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:22 AM Flag
[ - ] My dh cannot join us, but I really want to get away with the 3 dd (10,12, & 14) for spring break. Any suggestions for a relatively easy vacation when traveling as a single mom? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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^ op: looking for destination suggestions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:02 AM Flag
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Parameters? International? Domestic is always easy. Florida? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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I am completely open. I've done Disney and London alone with them and both went well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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How about Paris? Or do they like lounging by the pool/beach? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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Come to LA; teenagers will love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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+1 head out to Palm Springs while you're there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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What else could we do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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All of the touristy things go shopping on Rodeo, Hollywood walk of fame, Promenade in Pasadena? Venice beach. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was a hip and sunny vibe trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
[ - ] Kim Kardashian has 27 million instagram followers?! She's not going anywhere, like it or not. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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Are there really that many stupid people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:02 AM Flag
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NP: It's true! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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Np. Wow, that many idiots around? Why can't she do something good w this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:14 AM Flag
[ - ] S/O: what names are reviled here on UB but you actually like? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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Bussy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. What about Sebastian. Then you call him Bussy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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Reminds me of the time a German colleague (living in the US) told me they were naming DD Gutrund. After receiving honest feedback from several people, they chose Ingrid instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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Samantha [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name poll- Aude? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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She hears? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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Yuck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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I don't love it, but I do love Audrey, so I vote for that, nn Aude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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sounds odd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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Great name for a startup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:06 AM Flag
[ - ] I know it's almost March, but this didn't disturb anyone? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/nyregion/speaker-of-new-york-assembly-sheldon-silver-is-arrested-in-corruption-case.html 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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I thought this was old news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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+1 And hardly surprising. Local government in the US (and most elsewhere) is terribly corrupt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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There are lots of things he's done that rub me the wrong way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:12 AM Flag
[ - ] We're not even married yet and the sex has dwindled down to three times a month, and most of the passion congress from our arguments over dishes. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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Then I wouldnt marry him if I were you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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THIS!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Np. Eh... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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Normal. Shape of things to come. It takes work to keep sex alive, on both sides. Which takes acknowledgement that it takes work, and then the work itself. Just like everything. Easy to take good things for granted, and then they slide... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Whoops - damn iPhone: I have severely dry hands. Have been to derm multiple times. She gives me steroid creams and whatever is latest in the market (currently some cream called EpiCeram. Nothing at all seems to help. I have seven tiny little cracks that bleed on my knuckles and fingertips. This only happens during the winter months. I know it's gross, but i try to wash my hands as little as possible. It really interferes with taking care of the kids, let alone doing housework. Does anyone have any tips OR an awesome derm? I see the group at Cornell currently. Thanks. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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Wear rubber gloves for dishes and other cleaning. Use hand lotion often throughout the day, and every time you wash your hands. I like Aveda's product. Put heavy application of vaseline or A&D Ointment on hands before bed, and sleep in cotton gloves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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Thanks. I do the cotton gloves. Prob need to use rubber gloves more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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Stop using steroid creams! See this website www.itsan.org [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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Take biotin. I helped my skin a lot. It's in the GNC Hair, Skin, Nails formula but you can also buy it alone. I like the GNC formula a lot, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
[ - ] I ate some many cuties last night I can't stop farting and going to the toilet. Any help or suggestions to stop this? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:47 PM Flag
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what are cuties? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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Either a brand of clementines or mini soy ice cream sandwiches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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Np- clementines or tangerines or something of that sort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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My 2-year-old DS will do that if we let him. We call it "fruit frenzy." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:04 AM Flag
[ - ] Sitter city or care.com . Others you can suggest to find a PT sitter ( preferably college student ? ) 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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If in Manhattan: Barnard Babysitting Service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:45 PM Flag
[ - ] When did you start to feel ur kids were more interested in their friends than you? What did u do to stay connected? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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Talked normally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:44 PM Flag
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12-13. Wait it out…. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Here's something that doesn't make sense - why does Obama claim that ISIS is a "perversion" of Islam? Basically everything ISIS does is directly justified by Koranic verses or in the major hadiths. If you showed the ISIS caliphate to Muslims from 670AD, they'd probably take a look at it and say, "Yeah, looks familiar. Good job." 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:37 PM Flag
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Don't feel the troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:41 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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It's an honest question. Words have meanings. ISIS does not appear to be inconsistent with traditional Islamic doctrine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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OK, I'll play. Christian doctrine, itself full of contradictions, actively incites the death of homosexuals, among many many other hateful murderous things. Doctrine only really counts when the respected governing body re-preaches and enforces. So your point is rather ignorant of how relgion works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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No, it doesn't. The book of Leviticus calls for gays to be killed, but Leviticus is in the Old Testament, not the New Testament. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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Again, you're not in tune with some of the stuff that is promoted right here in America by American "pastors." Get a clue about what is happening in your own country with your own fellow "Christians" before you spout off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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Then show me the Christian ISIS caliphate. If Christians believe in what you claim they believe in, there MUST be such a thing... right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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Of course they believe it, but we also live in a society that frowns upon this type of behavior (the actually killing and maiming part; destroying national treasures...stuff like that) is punished because we have a rule of law that is, while not perfect, keeps people from doing these things except for the crazies who kill and maime with random gun violence. The problem is that you're not seeing that connection. You just see the behaivor and assume that it is a result of the "religion" whereas it is a result of both the belief and the power to do these things. ISIS wouldn't exist in stable environments. ISIS succeeds because it has taken advantage of the opportunity. That's why people diss religious nuts in our country when they start saying crazy things. It puts the crazies in their place and they are kept there because of fear, not because they don't think their proposed deeds are wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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Many Christian sects uphold the entire Bible as gospel truth, not just the NT. Get your facts straight. You are wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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ISIS acts on it. Do these other sects? If not, why not? Perhaps because they DON'T really believe in what they claim. But Muslims, if given the chance, clearly do. And that's terrifying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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See my post above, and reflect. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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Because he is Muslim [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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Do you really believe that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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He is an atheist, obviously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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Have you ever read the Bible? ..... I didn't think so. Moving on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Yes. What about it? The "Old Testament" was superseded by the New Testament, and has been taken as merely advisory by Christian scholars since the era of St. Augustine (ie, hundreds of years before Islam was born). As for Judaism, it has had a different relationship with textual exegesis than Islam has ever had. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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You've never lived in the Bible Belt, obviously. I can point you to my BIL's many blog posts and his literal interpretation of both the old and new testaments. Give it up. This argument is silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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Or actually been to Church, where readings from the Old Testament are commonplace. But only the bits of the OT deemed "ok" in today's world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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It's not my fault that American Protestants are mentally slow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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What is for dinner tonight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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We went to the diner down the street. Love diner food on nights like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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What does this have to do with this post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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It's as mundane as the OP. May as well talk about food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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Decapitated head [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Rivendell question...I was offered a spot there in the preschool for the Fall for 3s class. Child also likely to get several CPSE services then but IEP not created yet. (Has gotten EI for past year). Am I guaranteed to be able to get all his related services there on site through CPSE as he'd be in the preschool or do I still have to go through cascade system and possibly do services elsewhere. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:37 PM Flag
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Most likely yes, you will be able to get services on-site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:39 PM Flag
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Thanks. I'm assuming you're right but just want to be sure. Will find out asap but was curious if anyone had experience of attending the school but forced to do CPSE services elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.26.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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