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General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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Very pretty. Sounds like it would be the name of a face cream or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Knowing what you know now, would you rather have been born a woman or a man to live in 2015? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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Where is the option of Trans? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] What is Riverdale like (safety, community, resources, proximity to stores, commute to Manhattan, investment opportunities, schools)? DH wants to buy there because ita so affordable. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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its so good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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I like it, and am also looking to buy there. Schools are good until middle school. There are 2 good privates that you can always look into. Do you want to buy co-op/condo or house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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We're looking at apts. I love the houses there but our budget is 300-450k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:40 PM Flag
[ - ] A pure meritocracy does not exist but the US comes closer than any other country. True or false? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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false [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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False. Quality education is not available to all here. The Nordic countries (yes with higher tax rates) allow for more equal access to education regardless of income. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Best ways to target belly fat? I know spot reducing doesn't work but I'm thin everywhere else (5'4", 112lbs) with a protruding belly. I haven't been eating any grains, but should I cut out fruit as well? Should I do HIIT? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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What type of exercise do you do now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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crunches [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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Are you sure you're not bloated? I always thought I had fat deposit there until my stomach upset was badly upset one day and then became perfectly flat the next day. Maybe you're not drinking enough water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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op: Forgot to mention I have a herniated disc so I have to be really careful with crunches, which of course makes it harder. I do stabilization exercises everyday, like on all fours with ankle weights, lifting opposite arms and legs. Squats with a 15lb kettlebell. Regular planks and side planks every day. Walk at 2.5mph at 15% incline without holding on for about 30 min every 2-3 days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
[ - ] N.A.A.C.P = Niggers Are Always Causing Problems 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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Can we just stop with this shit? This language is disgusting to see. I hope one day UB is exposed and your IP address & personal info gets displayed for all. So everyone can see what a disgusting person you and all the other disgusting racists are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Which part of this statement is offensive to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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Np: the fact that you bothered the write it, OP, is offensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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They are supported by the U.N. (uppity negroes) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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you do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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What a coward you racists losers are on this site. Takes a lot of confidence to come on an anonymous site and post a bunch of racist bullshit. I'd love to see you hold a job, have friends or any respect outside the KKK speaking like this in real life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
[ - ] I hate being a doormat. Ran into the sister of an old friend, and the sister works in same neighborhood as me. She mentioned she is starting an enrichment program for pre-K and K-bound DCs. She's already e-mailing me the hard sell about wanting to get together to chat, knowing that I have DCs and know a lot of parents. She even told me she wants to see if I can help generate a buzz by hosting something at my apartment (she offered to arrange catering and cleaning service - so strange). This is very presumptuous of her and I don't even have time to do things for myself. Do I ignore, am I being grumpy, or do I tell her I am unable to help? I am a bit taken aback and am not the type of person who would solicit my friends. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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Just say NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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Wow, she's super aggressive. I would send her back a nice, concise email just saying that it was super great to run into her but that you think all your friends are kind of sorted on their school needs and hosting an event is too much for you (too much on your plate). Tell her you'll pass along the name of the program to friends if it comes up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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Good response. I am starting to blame myself for her being so aggressive (I did smile and say that it sounded like a really great program). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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Tell her you're really busy and no interested in getting involved in a business right now. She's being very aggressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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Susan, great seeing you. I wish you tremendous success in your business endeavor however I am not interested in participating. Enjoy the rest of summer! Jane [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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And if you have already sort of agreed, Susan, after thinking about this I've decided it isn't going to work. I'm wish you much success but I'm not going to be able to help you. My apologies if I gave you the impression it was a done deal. Best of luck to you. Enjoy the rest of your summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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OP thanks. I did respond in an enthusiastic way but never told her I'd help her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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OP I thought she was being super-aggressive. I did smile and say that her program/new job sounded interesting and would be well-received among parents, but didn't expect such a hard sell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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so dont be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
[ - ] DH started wearing panties as a fetish but now he says its more about comfort. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:26 PM Flag
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Hi Kris [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Can i host a baby shower for my baby. We are using surrogate mother so i am not pregnant myself. I really want to do it since i have been to so many baby showers over the years. Its my time to celebrate. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:24 PM Flag
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why did you use a surrogate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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If there was problems conceiving or carrying out the baby full-term and people know that I see zero issue with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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How is that any of your business? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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Nope. You can have a meet the baby party and a large Baptism get together [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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How do you know that its a christian family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Psychic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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No. Have a party after baby is born. Not a shower where gifts are required. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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Well you can't really host your own. Can a close friend throw one for you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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though i suspect trollery, i will play along. is the surrogate going to be there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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Sure. I have friends using a surrogate who just had a shower. Surrogate was there too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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> I'll add I may not have appreciated a nuance. Typically, someone else (friend, sister) hosts the shower FOR you. In reality, I think you can plan one with a friend very easily. That's what we did for mine--friend had it at her house, but I helped enormously. The point is, doesn't matter whether the baby is arriving via surrogate or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Can't your mom or sister or best friend host one. You will still be a FTM and its natural to want a shower. So I say yes, if hosted by someone other than you. Congratulations btw! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Sure you can. Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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NOKD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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Oh dear god. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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Weird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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Sorry you can't throw your own shower. Do you have a friend who'd do it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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You can host a party for your surrogate if the gifts will be things for her (pregnancy items, post-partum treats, etc.) Or someone can host a party for you because you are an expectant mother. But if the gifts will be for you/your baby, you cannot host the party for yourself. I know that in cases of third-party reproduction or adoption, sometimes friends and family can be hesitant to throw one ahead of time or even to raise it with you, in which case you may need to drop hints that you would like one. Normally, I'd say you can't do that, but in this case, I think you can. But you still can't throw one for yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Why would she have a party for the surrogate? Ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Surrogate not the issue. You can never throw your own shower [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] I have been going to the gym during lunch. However, I find that I'm taking almost 2 hour lunches. I hope no one notices, but I obv can't keep doing this. Any tips to make the gym quicker? TIA! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:18 PM Flag
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If you start looking better and more confident as a result of working out, no, no one will mind. If you don't, everyone will talk about it/complain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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Not true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:26 PM Flag
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Just keep doing it discreetly. It is better in the long run the listening to stupid corporate rules [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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Another stupid answer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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If you're getting your work done, then who cares? Unless you have to clock in and clock out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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Do you leave right at 5 or are you putting in long days anyway?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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Only answer that makes sense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.28.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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op: I get my work done. This job is flexible so I generally leave at 5 p.m. but am working from home a couple of hours after dc in bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Go do a 30 min circuit training routine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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either a 45 min class + quick shower or alternate cardio/weights days so that each session is shorter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Divorce question: How does the law prevent entrepreneur DHs who own their own businesses from just putting all their money in their business and giving themselves artificially low salaries in order to make low child support payments? The DH can just say "my business hasn't been doing well in recent years" and then use their company to make all his purchases such as buying a company car and things like that? What rules are in place to stop DH from hiding his money in his company and not just paying himself a high salary or paying himself in equity of company stock rather than money? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:18 PM Flag
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The lawyer will engage a forensic accountant. They will go through company expense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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hmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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op: but it's not illegal for him as CEO of the company to choose to pay himself a lower salary or choose to put more money into the business and stop paying out dividends to shareholders (including him as majority shareholder). So my question is more of what legally stops him from doing this rather than how do I catch him doing this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:40 PM Flag
[ - ] UB bitches, Thank you for saying no to LK Bennette Dress. I received it in mail today and its beautiful. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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Glad you like it, but in the future don't ask for opinions if you don't really want them. We weren't bitches just for answering your question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] The BBC: A study by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has found that bright children from poor backgrounds are not getting highly paid jobs because of less able middle-class children. Middle class "hoards" opportunity - do you agree or disagree? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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Not enough information for me to form any opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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I don't think that the class structure in the U.K. is necessarily the same as in the U.S. The U.S. study mentioned in the report found that children from advantaged backgrounds were protected from downward mobility when, based on their cognitive ability, one might predict those individuals would occupy a lower socio-economic position. I am not sure that is the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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A lot of highly paid jobs depend on social capital so yes I agree to an extent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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You think that stupid middle class kids are keeping poor bright kids out of opportunity? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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OP said "less-able" not stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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This. It takes 2+ generations for they typical family to work it's way out of poverty, because they don't have the network or the social skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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I believe studies like these are conducted by sociologists who set out to prove a pet theory and discard any evidence to the contrary. Is this a peer reviewed study? I shouldn't think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:18 PM Flag
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I think it's more than that. The smart but poor kids don't always know proper protocol in interviews. I saw a clip from a new show that follows recent grads around while they start their adult lives. One woman had to tell a girl that using profanity during the interview was probably not the best way to present yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:18 PM Flag
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Agreed. It's also possible that the poorer kids are less intelligent than the middle class kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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I'm sure the study controlled for test results etc. Sorry but "meritocracy" is a myth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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I do know that bright isn't all that counts. Social skills matter, dress like the job you want matters, connections matter, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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While true, this doesn't relate to "hoarding" of opportunity by middle class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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Connections aspect does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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This is not what the study says at all. It says that elite jobs are taken by graduates of elite schools, a great proportion of whom come from private preparatory academies. This has nothing to do with the middle class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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I was going to post similar sentiments. Duh. Rich white kids get the best of life compared to mc or lmc white kids. No surprise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:22 PM Flag
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Why might limited downward mobility be of concern? Tilly (1998) coined the phrase “opportunity hoarding” and Reeves and Howard (2013) refer to it as a “glass floor”; both of these descriptors highlight the undesirable nature of lower-skilled advantaged children blocking the success of higher-skilled disadvantaged children through the hoarding of opportunities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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wrong study [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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Opportunity is vastly unequal but is it fair to say mc hoards it? If an opportunity is there, you take it. You don't turn it down because you think maybe some poor person out there somewhere could benefit more. The solution is to create more opportunity not to try to parcel out what's there more fairly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:24 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Having a shit-tastic week at work. Had to maintain grace while someone who's not even my client bitched at me. My team needs to be reminded to do their jobs, and if I don't remind them, it's always on me. I am very envious of my SILs who only do 1 activity per day - pilates, grocery shopping, etc. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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You sound like a horrible person and deserve the week that you are getting if you really, truly believe your SILs do one activity a day. Horrid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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Horrid? Sheesh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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Your SIL has nothing to do with your work week. Leave her out of it and compare notes with your DH and BIL if you need help managing at the office. [ Reply | More ]
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