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[ - ] Why are people more outraged about Cecil the lion being killed than planned parenthood selling fetal body parts? Would jimmy kimmel cry over that? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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Because it's not true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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The fetuses will killed by their own mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:03 PM Flag
[ - ] How long does it take to be confident on the road, especially highways. Have not driven in 20 years. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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Probably 50-100 hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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They recommend at least 100 hours before taking a driving test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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OP here, I already have a license, just haven't driven for the longest time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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She's trying to give you an idea of what they consider the minimum to be comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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Right away except for when you get on the highway. You might be nervous getting on but that's it. I just went through this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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When was the last time you drove? May have to drive for a potential new job and feeling worried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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I don't know. I've been driving for about seven years, including on highways, and I still get nervous. I get especially nervous on long trips with open road, believe it or not. It also depends on where you'll be driving. I'll never get used to driving in Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Driving my 11 and 13 yo boys from LI to Prospect Park Zoo tomorrow. Is there anything else to do in the area? Any suggestions for a fun place for lunch in the area? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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Prospect Park Zoo is lame [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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It's really small, your older kids will be totally bored. Not worth a special trip to go to this zoo (especially with older kids) and especially not in this heat wave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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Im the worlds biggest Brooklyn cheerleader but I agree - the zoo is really for little kids. If you want to come to Brooklyn, I'd suggest spending some time in the Dumbo area - specifically Brooklyn Bridge park. You could go roller skating, kayaking, etc and then have great pizza and ice cream for lunch - all within a few blocks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Tell me more about the kayaking! Not OP but that sounds interesting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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It is free so need to wait in line on weekends. There is also a pop up pool w/ artificial beach. Go early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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LOL. Like everything in NYC, it sounds oh-so-great but MOBBED! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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And not actually that great. If I lived on LI on a hot summer day-off I'd go to the beach! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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Go on a week day and early ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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Try Brooklyn Botanic gardens, they serve a resonable lunch. They are too old for Lefferts House and Carousel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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11 and 13yo boys aren't going to like any of this (Prospect Park, Zoo or Botanic Garden). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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Why not Bronx Zoo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Go to Bronx Zoo instaed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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This. Prospect Park Zoo is for little kids. Tiny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Agree that you should go to Brooklyn Bridge Park or the Bronx Zoo (if it's a zoo they want). You could also try Luna Park and the aquarium at Coney Island. Although the aquarium is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy so walking through it goes quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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This. Boys will prefer Coney Island. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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Why? NYC/Brooklyn in the summer is hot, gross and reeks of garbage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Affleck was cheating with the nanny. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ben-affleck-has-been-dating-nanny-christine-ouzounian-2015297 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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Yep. and now People is reporting this as well (which I deem a tad more credible than US Weekly). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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Yes, People tries to fact check. I know someone who works there, and they were going to run with a story that involved someone I know well. I called my friend and told them that if the story came across their desk, it was false, and they killed it not only in People but in their sister publications. (And it was, in fact, a false story) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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Don't people know, shit like that happens. ALWAYS get a fat or ugly nanny. ALWAYS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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And probably 3 other women at the same time. He probably thinks it's ridiculous that this one is being called out when has chicks all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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They were separated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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Men are genetically wired to want to have sex with the women who care for their children ----- totally baseless comment. If this were true, no man with a SAHM without help would ever have an affair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Cecil the lion should have died a more painful death. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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No, Cecil should have died a natural death in his natural habitat. Not by some gun hungry dentist claiming to be a hunter for sport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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WRONG. Cecil should have been skinned alive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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I thought teenagers slept until 2pm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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I know! This one started early this morning. Usually don't see him until the afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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A white male Minnesota dentist is GOD and should decide when innocent creatures die. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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Cecil was not innocent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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Did Palmer God kill him because he deemed him guilty? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Frankly, I think most lion deaths are pretty damn painful. Lion-on-lion violence has been the scourge of the savanna for millenia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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I agree. I'm not saying Cecil should have been burned alive, but it would have gone a long way towards paying down lions' collective karmic debt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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#lionlivesmatter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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I hope Dr. Palmer dies a painful death. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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^this. im surprised he hasnt taken a bullet yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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That would be the perfect ending. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:07 PM Flag
[ - ] My 17yo son bought a locket for his girlfriend that says "i love you" on it. I told him that it was inappropriate and that he needed to give it to her in front of us, so that we could explain that it was not a proposal or "promise" token. He gave it to her and we explained that he only loved her as a friend and not a wife. DS is now upset with us because she broke up with him. I'm glad that she finally showed her true colors. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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Ewww...mom, stay out of his love life. You ruined his private, romantic gift, and his relationship. He is 17 and in love. It's okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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I feel like for fake posts, you should try a bit harder to not make it seem SO fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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THIS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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+1 try harder OP, you can do it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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Who wants to be dating someone that just likes them as a friend? Of course she broke up with him. Good job, mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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He is 17. You are way too involved. If he was 13, I could understand your concern but you need to let go here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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What a DUMB FAKE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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Better that he has sex in front of you so you can tell the girl it doesn't mean anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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your son is gay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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She was smart to break up with someone who comes from such a rotten family. It's just too bad that you caused your own son such heartbreak by your COMPLETELY INSANE maneuver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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----------------- OP Here ------------ Ok, ladies. Not a fake, but I was the teenage girl in question. I was just reminded of this today because I was going through some things that my mom had sent to me from her recently sold house and I found this locket. Completely brought me back to that weird incident. We had been dating for almost a year at that point and he gave me this locket on V-Day. It was such a weird experience. I'm 31yo, for reference sake, in case you are wondering if this occurred in the 1940s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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Are you married now? Is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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If this isn't fake, why don't you just write about the incident from the proper perspective and describe your side. This is totally confusing otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:08 PM Flag
[ - ] I am brown and my ILs are white. MIL is always making comments like, "You must have gotten so much sun lately. You are so dark!" Most times, this is completely without merit because it's the middle of winter and I work in an office. Just an odd thing to say and it always rubs me the wrong way. I can't tell if she's really just realizing that I'm brown and surprised by this - after 12 years - or if she's being passive aggressive?? Also, she's the same MIL who said about my children, "I love how dark they have gotten. They look like little Indians!" What would you make of this - weird? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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She must have missed the etiquette class that taught how rude it is to comment on someone's physical appearance. You may need to enlighten her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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Just ignore these comments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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I do, but it's just weird. I can't imagine constantly commenting on someone's skin color. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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As long as she loves your kids and treats them well, try not to take offense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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tell her she is looking more grey and wrinkled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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It's completely inappropriate, but I'm honestly guessing she means it as a compliment. White people are weird with tan obsession. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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So true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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op - That's interesting....and odd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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MILs say stupid shit no matter what color you are. You would be better off just ignoring it or letting your husband notice and say something. Don't get into a battle over some perceived slight. It will only make your own life more difficult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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op - No, I don't want to start anything. I'm just curious where this is coming from because it strikes me as really weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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You were the one who married into this family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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Incredibly rude. But she's anxious and wants to prove to you (and everyone else) that she's open-minded. In the Sixties, people used to constantly bring up Sammy Davis, Jr., whenever they met a black person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:04 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o elderly driving post. A neighbor told me last week that another elderly neighbor does more than move his car from one side of the street to the other for street sweeping. He's still driving across Brooklyn to fish. He's at least 90 and might be 95. He still has his wits but as the patriarch of a large family, no one seems to be taking his keys. I think he might have hit a parked car in the neighborhood (saw a sign posted)... It's not my job to do this - just wondering why these people can't pry the keys from grandpa. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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My mom is 96, her dr. said no reason she shouldn't drive. She lives in suburban Atlanta. Her dr has a simulation machine/device where they test elderly on. My sister was there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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your mother should not be driving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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So you know more than her doctor, and this machine. Wow, I am impressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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I know 2 in their 90's who stopped after having an accident. One severely injured two people and another was more of a fender bender, but still a wake up call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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Boy, these folks will regret their small mindedness when they're older, stuck at home and their kids take their car keys even though they were capable of driving. Where do you get the idea that all 90 year olds are the same? Imagine your life without mobility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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My mom took out a mailbox and then we called it quits. She was fine with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:09 PM Flag
[ - ] I wonder if he knows she does this. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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^^ oops [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Honestly, I think Cecil the lion deserved to die 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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+1 lions are savage, bloodthirsty animals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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Well, some are. The ones in Chicago certainly seemed to need to be taken out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:25 PM Flag
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I am on Team Palmer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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Quit responding to your own posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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do not feed the troll, people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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Comfy in those mesh shorts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:42 PM Flag
[ - ] do you buy your children luxury items? We do well but are thrifty by nature. We have a nice apartment and send DD to private but otherwise you wouldn't know by looking at us. Don't buy designer clothes, wear fancy accessories, etc. DD birthday is coming up and she asked for an expensive luxury item. We can afford it but I don't think a child needs an expensive item like that. We told her that. She asked if we could take the money we would spend on her party and buy that item instead. I still don't know how I feel about that. Thoughts? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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Luxury items? No way. DD got a cashmere sweater for Xmas from a generous aunt but I would never buy something like that for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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what is the item? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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It depends on what it is. I think it's reasonable she asked for the item instead of a party [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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Age? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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What kind of item and what age? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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I would absolutely do that. You are not spending any more than what the party would cost, correct? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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I consider a smartphone a luxury item for a kid - 17 year old got a year of service (she bought the phone because she wanted better than the basic) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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What you consider a luxury item, others don't. You don't mention the item, so it is hard to give you advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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It depends on her age and the item. If she is a teen, she will want what her girlfriends have. If she's younger, and you suspect it's just a passing fancy, then maybe not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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Everyone defines a luxury item differently. What do you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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They're expensive enough as they are (the kids) but I hand things down. I have reached the point where I told my sons do not buy any jewelry for the girlfriends, I can find something in my collection for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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How old are your sons? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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How old are your sons? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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"collection"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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What item and how old is DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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Yes why not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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I wouldn't spend the party money on something really expensive. I would agree to give her part of the money toward the item she wants and then tell her she needs to earn the rest doing extra work around the house, etc. How much is the item? I think it's important she work to earn it so that she will value it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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what is IT exactly ??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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She needs to have the party to teach her that social interactions and memories and more important than material items. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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^are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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You need to tell us, is it a pair of boots? An Iphone? or a Gulfstream? A pony? It greatly depends... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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How old is dd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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:-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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We need answers! Too much missing information. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:05 PM Flag
[ - ] My 8-year-old DD has been taught good manners her entire life. She knows what to do/say -- she just doesn't do it. I still have to prompt her with "what do you say?" to get her to say thank you, remind her to say please, etc. I'm tired of it, and I think she's way too old to need these reminders. My 2-year-old son actually remembers his manners better than she does. Does anyone have any good methods for getting her to do this on her own? I'd rather it be positive reinforcement than punishment. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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sorry - this is part of parenting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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true story. just keep reinforcing. she will adopt the manners when she is ready. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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So just reinforce her and your son when they do it. Maybe an etiquette class? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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They don't really offer any around here. I'm her GS leader and we do have an etiquette component to all of our meetings -- I just think she should be able to remember this on her own by now. It's not just please and thank you. She also ignores people when they ask her something if she doesn't feel like talking, wipes her hands on her clothes instead of using her napkin, and other things like that. We remind (nag) her constantly but that just doesn't seem to be doing the job. Obviously, when she remembers, I notice and praise her, but it's fairly rare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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She just doesn't want to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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This. Your kids have different personalities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:25 PM Flag
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Just keep reminding her and praising her when she does. It will happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:24 PM Flag
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Yes she is a child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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My son is like this too and the younger daughter is much better. I think it's a personality thing. She enjoys following the rules of social engagement although very energetic and lively, he has also been a bit shy and reserved socially and the basics are just not on the top of his mind. So I remind and remind and remind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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The same upbringing can have different effects in different children. Your daughter might grow out of it or she might remain that way. My sister was always completely resistant to being taught manners and when I went to visit her while I was pregnant, and had to drive 45 minutes to the burbs with a toddler in tow. because she refused to come to the city, I wasn't even offered water or juice at her house. It was very hot that day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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When visiting your own sister you wait for her to offer you water? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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I am not allowed to take stuff from her kitchen without asking. She would have a fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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So you aren't close at all. Why martyr yourself? You should have just chosen not to visit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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I sometimes think that "the culture" raises children as much as parents do. My SIL's three grown children, who were raised well, in an ordinary MC manner with attentive parents who insisted on thank you notes, etc., are as rude and self-centered as can be. So what does your DD watch or hear that might make her ignore the rules? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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This is a very good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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I would guess that this is only with you and she does it automatically when you're not around b [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 02:06 PM Flag
[ - ] I would like to plan a family vacation during Christmas break Dec 24-Jan 2. We are in NYC and have a limited budget. Kids are 3, 5, and 12. Any suggestions? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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Warm weather or cold? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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Prefer warm but will consider cold if its fun and perhaps something we can drive to so we can stay on budget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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Dominican Republic or Jamaica all inclusive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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When kids were young, we went to Woodstock Inn in Vermont. They loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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Look for deals with Apple Vacations or something similar? I've not used them but I think they are budget friendly. You may also find some good package deals for Cancun or the DR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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Christmas week will be high priced everywhere for air and hotels. I recommend a cruise for cheapest all-inclusive price. Fly to Puerto Rico and cruise from there for best weather at that time of year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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Limited budget and Christmas travel don't go well together. That being said, try St John or Belize. We've had wonderful vacations there during the holidays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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Cruise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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Drive to Florida or take Auto Train- Disney, Miami, Sanibel, Keys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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We loved Disney. Enough range of activities for all ages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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Dominican Republic is going to be your most cost effective option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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Depends on what you define as limited budget. Pretty much everything will be twice as expensive during those weeks. If you really have a small budget you are better off picking another period of time to make your money go far. The cheapest option is probably a vrbo rental in Florida near a beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:59 PM Flag
[ - ] My MIL is always bragging about how she has the most wonderful handyman who will come and fix anything for her on a moment's notice, he does everything, he is a godsend, etc. and she will never refer him to anyone because she wants him all to herself. Suddenly something in our front door somehow jumped off track this morning and now I can't fully shut the front door unless I put something behind it (in my case, a big jug of spring water). I texted MIL ever so politely telling her it was an emergency I would never ask otherwise but would her guy be free? She says sorry with lots of sad emojis, she would love to but if she gives his name out, he may not be available if she needs him, and she always needs him to be free for her. I fucking hate my MIL. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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she really sux, so sorry, selfish bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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^ FIND OUT WHO HE IS- make sure he knows she does this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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op. I've never seen him, only know his first name is Mark and he supposedly goes by referral only (if MIL is to be believed). Internet not helping me out on this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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is he her friend on fb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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She's not on FB :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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Geez that sucks big time. Would she tell DH if he asked? If you were in Westchester I'd give you the name of my guy. He fixes everything -- $25/hour. He's like the husband I never had. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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I wish I were in Westchester right now, too! Hmm. That's a good point about DH, I'll see if he can come in from another direction. That may work. Good suggestion! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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do tell - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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my dh can't even change light bulbs and we moved to a big house in Westchester. If you are serious pls send name to anonmomofthree at gmail. THANKS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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Maybe she's sleeping with him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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Your MIL is a loon and likes having things over on people. Don't ever ask her for favors or for the name of this guy. Find your own handyman. There are plenty of emergency handymen you could find on short notice. I also think it's his own fault if he goes by referral only. He should be easily searchable online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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Yes. It's about her own power tripping. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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IDA. As a small business service provider referrals are the best way to establish & keep a good client base. Open advertising (searchable online) brings in such a huge range of possibilities & deadbeats & tire kickers. Not worth it if you are a one man operation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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Power trip. Ignore. Get your own handyman. She's sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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I would tell her she's taking money away from him and his family, which she would never do if he were really a godsend and she really cared about him. i would also tell her, what if I told you that about seeing your grandchildren? i.e., if I share them with you I won't have them to myself? that wouldn't be nice, either. And then I would get dh to extract the name from her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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No, don't engage with crazy MIL, she'll love that she's rattling you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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the front door is experiencing humidity. give it a day or two. love, mark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:25 PM Flag
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Sorry OP, your MIL does suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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I wonder if he knows she does this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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I would text her back, "Give me the number of the handyman, please." Answer every communication from her with that sentence until she gives it to you. Then, don't call him and never mention it again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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This, except call him to fix the door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:39 PM Flag
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Omg, this is kind of hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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Get your son to call MIL. Let her try to deny her son. If she still says no then see if she can make the arrangements for mark to come to your place so you don't get his secret info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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This. Would have been much better for her son to have asked him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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How old is MIL? Chances are good this is her gentleman friend. Or that he's a younger guy who likes granny-punanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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Ask her to call Mark and have him go to your place. That way you don't need to know his number and she controls everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Oh man. Looked in the mirror this morning and I think I see a tiny bit of cellulite on my upper arm where my arm meets my pit. Dear lord, aging is no freaking joke. I'm not even overweight. Boo! So long tank tops. I'll remember you fondly. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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You are going to have some hard days to come, cupcake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.30.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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NP: Oh, please. I am 56 years old, fit enough, not overweight, and gravity and age effect us all. I still wear tank tops and shorts, bikini swimsuits, etc. If you are self conscious, you lose your freedom to just live your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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Good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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Where's your burqa? Throw it on and get some plastic surgery, girl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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tank tops are hideous. i have never worn them and i'm pretty fit and young. women's upper arms tend to be schlubby - even if they are fit everywhere else. and, if they are supper skinny and have athletic arms, i think it makes them look terrible - like kelly ripa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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I never wear tank tops. T-shirts only! I feel you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:13 PM Flag
[ - ] how long till all this goes? is it like this every morning??~!~! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:16 PM Flag
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It's so surprising. I mean, I know everyone says that CBS doesn't give a crap about this site and won't even make it a free intern's job to keep after the spam. But then why don't they just close the site down? Isn't it more expensive to keep it alive or is that kind of a negligible amount? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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op: should we all move elsewhere?!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:31 PM Flag
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People have tried that before. Someone tried to open a new page/site about 6 months ago, but it didn't really work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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op: wow, I had no idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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The especially odd thing about this is that I can't imagine any of the spammers sites are getting clicks. Everyone just ignores it. It's so pointless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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Youbemom doesn't have spam but it's not as interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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Yeah, youbemom sucks and moves too quickly. You get advice from one or two posters and it's gone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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I dont get it either..ITs not like anyone is clickin the links in the spam. Why does it always appear between 1 am and 7 am ET time? What the F? Who is posting this crap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 01:33 PM Flag
[ - ] If a person dies w a POD in a bank account, the named person get the money ahead of any claims against the estate such as leftover hospital bills? Person died yesterday so the bill will come in 2-3 weeks. If the POD empties the account next week can the hospital come after the POD for a claim? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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I don't know what you're taking about, but even with a will probate takes a long time, not a couple of weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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np. My dad died spring of 2014. His probate still isn't finished. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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whats a pod? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:31 PM Flag
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Watching this. POD is paid on death, right? Theoretically that money is yours (assuming you're the living party) and you can take it out at any time. Are you the executor of the estate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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