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[ - ] Can we impeach De Blasio? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] OTM are you here? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone explain how someone can be lured into ISIS? If they like war, why not just join the army? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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^^^ I meant someone from US [ Reply | More ]
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You are vulnerable and want to belong to a group changing the world, you are valued and celebrated for your ideas - not just a cog in the wheel [ Reply | More ]
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I still don't understand ISIS's ideology. What are they trying to achieve? So far they are just killing other muslims. So it is not about US/Israel/UK etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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That's a different question. You will never understand that. It is nonsensical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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OP and I have two boys. I could totally see them wanting to become heroes and join the Marines etc. But there is no glory in ISIS. Everyone hates them here and in their own countries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:05 PM Flag
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If you are an out of place, disrespected loner, it's the same :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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Fear. They aren't always taking willing recruits. You realize that they are forcing people to join their ranks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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An idealist gone bad. Most people can keep their senses but some feel different and special. [ Reply | More ]
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They love Islamism and hate the west, it's pretty simple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm divorced, 24x7 custody of my three kids. Dating an older man since Sept. My kids are off to camp in July, which is when his grown kids come to stay with him at his beach house. A long or faraway trip is thus not in the cards, but he suggested we take a few days away at some local inns just to "escape together" which we never get to do. Am wondering if I should bring up whether to split costs with him? Early on, I picked up the occasional dinner check, movie tickets, etc. but as time wore on he always refused and just takes the bill. I don't want to presume he will pay for the inns/hotels but he definitely seems to prefer paying and the balance we have struck is that I pay for smaller stuff. Should I just tackle the question head on before the trip(s)? Offer to get meals and he'll cover lodging (even that seems presumptuous). Advice? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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How old is he? How much more does he make? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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OP:About seven years older than me. I don't know what his exact finances are, but he is definitely more well off than me. I could, however, very comfortably, split things down the middle with him -- we don't do things that are beyond my financial reach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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I would just ask him. Be direct. He'll appreciate it. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you off a weekend at your place? [ Reply | More ]
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^^^he may turn you down, but it is the thought that counts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:00 PM Flag
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I don't have a weekend place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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You have a regular place, right???? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. We both live in the city. But would that be bizarre to offer for him to stay in the city when arranges his summer to be able to max out his time at his beach house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O Hampton is done and passe. Where in Georgia would a NYer buy a vacation home? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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St. Simons Island. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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Cumberland island [ Reply | More ]
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How about lake areas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Mosquito lake [ Reply | More ]
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I have a home near Lake Hartwell. It is beautiful, quiet and so peaceful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:47 PM Flag
[ - ] I am in LA and was at a Dodger game yesterday and one of the players (first name Enrique) goes by the nickname "kee-kee," but spells it "Kike" (with an accent on the e). So this word popped up on the enormous Jumbotron. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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OP: I am agnostic, but of Jewish extraction and was horrified/amused (a little) that no one in the Dodgers organization noticed this and suggested he spell it a little differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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I had a friend named Kiki [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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OP: Not "Kiki." "Kike" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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just reflects 2 concurrent realities: a) Kike is his bonafide nickname and how it is spelled in Spanish, b) the offended constituency isn't all that large in that geography. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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OP: I agree, and Jews don't make up a huge part of Dodger fans (lol). But it's like the "N" word for Jews. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Yeah, like vinny del negro changed his name. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: It's not his given name, it's a nickname. Many ways to spell it. Just surprised when he signed with the Dodgers (LA, not Indiana or Kentucky... there ARE Jews here!), no one was like "hey, let's do "kiki" instead of "kike.") [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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OP: I'm assuming it's a bunch of Gen Xers working for the Dodgers who do not know that this is a slur. [ Reply | More ]
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Kike should be gassed! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do KIKES thrive in POISON GAS????? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Why did it take the father, in the DC murder, so long to give the thugs the money? He let them torture jis family. 40k is nothing to these people. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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You are really weird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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+1 If by "weird" you mean "undermedicated". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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Or over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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good point! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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What do you mean by these people? It is not that easy for anyone to get their hands on $40k between 6:00 pm on a weeknight to noon the next day, esp. Not in person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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NP- true. It can only be done if he could walk into his bank. Even ATM's don't spit out more than a grand a day. But who knew he had 40K in cash for something? these guys must have known this. They didn't go in trying to take the guy to the bank at gunpoint. They must have known a way he would be able to get the 40K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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This, ffs. Even rich people don't keep this kind of cash lying around their house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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Let me guess, black? Most people do not have 40K on hand [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are some not so great SAT scores your friends dc have gotten in the last few years? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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I have no idea what other people's children have scored on any tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Really? I have five close friends and we all share. My dc has friends and they share with each other as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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muliple anything your DFs tell you by .9 and you're in the ballpark of the truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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Not everyone lies. Besides, we forward emails and send photos with acceptance letters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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Wth - why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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To see who is a winner and who is a loser. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Np: this doesn't sound interesting at all. Do you share rejections as well or disappear for a bit each time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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As I said below - that isn't me. It's a troll. Yes. We share it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. About lots of aspects of parenting and the lives of our children. I do t get this secret mentality. Why would it be wrong for moms to share and support each other? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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At this point, it's not your place to share. It's your child's business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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NP- THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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At what point? I'm describing elementary they high school. And my child shares with anyone - but rarely talks to my adult female friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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Actually one of us has sat score. Her child got 2280! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:05 PM Flag
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I did not write that. In all honesty, why not? These tests and application processes are stressful - we go thru it together, helping, guiding and supporting. Some are a year ahead. It seems perfectly normal to me. When SHS letters go out, the good news starts flying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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Lame [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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It's nobody's business but your kid's. If I were your kid, I'd be pissed my mother was spewing my personal business all over the place. Have some respect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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Thank you for your concern. My child is fine with it. I think parents care more than children [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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NP I disagree with this. I too have a group of friends who have been around forever and have helped during various stages of childhood. I think it's rare in NYC. But that doesn't mean it's wrong. Every child struggles with something at some point. Other adults can often help. It's the parents who pretend their dc are perfect in every way and try to hide the "normal" struggles that tend to keep everything secret. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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My dc got a 2380. I did not tell anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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Well done! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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Where is your dc at school? SUNY? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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I know someone who got 1500 and another person who got 1700. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:57 PM Flag
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How did that play out for them? [ Reply | More ]
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That was years ago. Not so bad. They were ok students, just really bad test takers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:13 PM Flag
[ - ] How do we feel about the name Wesley for our 4th boy? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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I love it. Was on my list for my 2nd and I regret not using it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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^ votes here will lean towards no... [ Reply | More ]
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Would you mind sharing what you went with? I'm on the fence. I also love Harry/Harrison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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Benjamin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Your kid lucked out [ Reply | More ]
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like it [ Reply | More ]
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Don't care for it, but that doesn't matter if you do! [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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Prefer Wyatt, Wade or Wake. If we're doing the W theme [ Reply | More ]
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Or William [ Reply | More ]
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Like it! [ Reply | More ]
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At least you are using it for a boy and not a girl. Wesslee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Parents of Hill schoolers: does your DC have a phone? If so, what age? What kind? TIA. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Most have jitterbugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:40 PM Flag
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Even the HSers? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, iPhones are over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Because it is impossible to hold the moral high ground while you have an iPhone in your pocket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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She's kidding [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone done a day trip to Martha's Vineyard? Best ways to get there and best things to do? TIA 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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Crazy. Way too far for a day trip. [ Reply | More ]
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too far for a day trip imo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Unless you are taking a helicopter or something, it isn't terribly convenient for a day trip from NYC, imo. [ Reply | More ]
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A day thrip from NYC or a day trip from the rest of your vacation on cape cod? Did a day trip why I was a teen with my family from cape cod. We biked, we went to the beach, we had ice cream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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We took a ferry from one of the towns - maybe dennisport? [ Reply | More ]
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Np. Woods hole [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. For the record- it was fun and beautiful, but very low key. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Hermes 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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herpes [ Reply | More ]
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Nn Hermie [ Reply | More ]
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Trailer trash who thinks the name sounds rich or sister of D'Nishqua, Domiqua, Dominiqua and La- Ah pronounced Ladasha. [ Reply | More ]
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awful [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Dh is ocd about messes and can't control his need to keep things neat and tidy, even in front of kids (7,5,10mos) while I just refuse to let his issues rule our lives. Yesterday we kinda got into it in front of them when he saw dd (5) hands were messy w her smoothie, but she wasn't yet finished with it so I told him I'd clean her up after she finished. I'm not gonna sit next to her and clean her after every goddamn sip. He says I need to respect his opinions/needs too. What say you UB? Was I ok to call him out on his bullshit in front of them? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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I am surprised you have made it this long. Just see how clean things are when he is caring for 3 kids by himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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Op exactly. Then all of a sudden his ocd disappears. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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I couldn't live like that. All the power to you if you can. I can keep clean to my less than perfect standards but I couldn't have responsibility for meeting his standards and subject to his constant critiques. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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then he can clean her up if he is so upset by it...you both have to respect each others way of doing things [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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Op. He recently had knee surgery and is stuck in bed. Or on couch, which is where he was when this was all going down... He normally would've done it himself all the while bitching at me, "we need to keep this house clean, Yafe yada yada [ Reply | More ]
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This is a good torture situation. You should parade dcs with spills and sticky fingers all around him but just beyond his reach. And spill a few things on the floor and walk away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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Op. Hahah soooo tempted!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:02 PM Flag
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I woudl give him some slack then, sucks to be immobile. However the bitching at you, woudl have to stop...respect goes both ways [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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Op. Well he always says if I just did what he asked, he wouldn't bitch at me. It's that simple ;) I just refuse to give in to his craziness! He's def ocd (his dad and sister have it too, both officially diagnosed) and he refuses to do anything about it and instead projects it all onto us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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LOL, classic abuser language. "If you just did what I say, all would be OK" Diagnosis = asshole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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If he wants it that way, he gets to manage it. Will drive your kids crazy though. People with OCD are hell to live with [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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What hell. If he wants it done, he can do it himself. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Parents of teens, do your teens hang out with you on holiday weekends for BBQs and such, or are they typically making their own plans? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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My kids 16 and 15 hang around the house. They are tired from school (usually a lot of tests before this weekend) and just want to hang around the house and relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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13 still hangs. I remember being a teen and my parents would for e me to attend the family stuff and hang out for what seemed like forever before allowing me to leave and be with boyfriend/friend [ Reply | More ]
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sometimes they do/did, sometimes not - if we have something going on I encouraged them to invite a few friends but if they have something else they want to do, I don't usually have a problem with it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm a native New Yorker and have only been to the Hamptons once, as a kid. Is this unusual? When we want to go on vacation, we go to Canada or Oregon (where DH and my father have family). What am I missing out on with the whole "going to the Hamptons" culture? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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connections [ Reply | More ]
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Lots of houses with really tall privet hedge so you can't see anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Networking, learning which stocks to buy/short from IB pals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:40 PM Flag
[ - ] what gender is the name Llewys? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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Transgender, leans male when Mercury is in retrograde [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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how is it pronounced? [ Reply | More ]
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op: not sure, just saw it written. my guess is lewis. [ Reply | More ]
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Why did it take the father in the DC murder, so long to give them the money? 40k was nothing to them. He let his family be tortured. [ Reply | More ]
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oops sorry [ Reply | More ]
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i forgive you, llewys [ Reply | More ]
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That isn't a name. Are you sure it wasn't Llewyn? [ Reply | More ]
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op: definitely was with an s. since when has not being a name stopped anyone from giving it as a name, lol [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] For the lady who wanted articles on corruption because she thinks corruption doesn't exist in America (this is a while ago) here you go 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The US is ranked somewhere around 15 in the list of least corrupt countries. Not that impressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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15th out of 200 countries is not bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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Hm, us is not on that list. Least corrupt is Denmark https://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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Corporations are the USA and are also the most corrupt. Everyone else copies the US [ Reply | More ]
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And what ranking do you expect to see in Forbes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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