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[ - ] Would you be annoyed? Nanny took 4 yo DS on a picnic yesterday, I packed their lunches in the AM. DS told me that he was upset because nanny ate his string cheese. WTF? Who takes food from a 4 yo? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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Was the string cheese the only meal he had? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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how much food did you pack for her? maybe he said he didn't want it? you can't always trust the "facts" you learn from a 4 year old. If you generally like her I wouldn't be bothered about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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I wouldn't get annoyed by cheese tbh. If dc had plenty food to eat and the nanny took a piece imo is not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:22 PM Flag
[ - ] On a teleconference this morning, when someone took out their phone and started recording what the speaker on the phone said. Speaker was not aware he was being recorded. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Criminal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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depends on the state, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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I think so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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Legal on ten states. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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dick move and possible lawsuit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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What would be the claim? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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We made him turn it off and he had no idea that was wrong [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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legal in ny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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Legal but ahole move. I would fire someone on my staff for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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Not legal if any ONE person on call is in a state that doesn't allow it. Bonehead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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Tim Armstrong? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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Depends on the state. In many states legal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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wow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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One party consent in New York (sender or receiver) as long as both parties are located in New York. Illegal for third parties to record. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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On conference call, when you don't know where all parties are, is stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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I'm not saying it is wise, just stating the legality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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What is this person's profile? Junior? Jerk who is trying to "gotcha" someone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm paranoid how my DS is going to do in K this year. He is not stupid (got 99 on G&T) but completely uninterested in reading/writing. He is also very active and outgoing boy who likes to have silly fun and can sometimes be completely overboard. In addition, he is bilingual and English is not that strong yet as his other language. I grew up in the other country where school starts at 7, not 5, and not sure what to expect. I also hear all the stories about "behavioral" issues boys are having in schools and how administration is often pushes the parents to have evaluations and take measures up to giving boys drugs to calm them down. I'm very scared. What would you say? Any recommendations? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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Well he is going into k which means he probably can't read yet so maybe that is why. Do you read to him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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I'm reading him, yes. But he does not exhibit any interest in learning to read or to write. He knows alphabet and can write his name but makes "eyes" when I try to show him some short words which he can learn by sight. what bothers me is the luck of any interest. I am not blaming him though - all kids are different and he might get his "spark" later but we need to comply with school requirements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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He is 5. Calm down and stop pressuring him. He's going to grow up to resent you if you keep this up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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Seriously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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I'm not pressuring him and I'm fine if he would start reading at 7. But I'm dreading the school. He would need to behave and show the progress in reading and read to the certain level by end of K. I don't see any interest right now (and he is early birthday - January, so he is 5,5). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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All normal. He will be fine! Cherish these days of silly fun before he become a more sober 7 and 8. His young boyhood is almost over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Thanks. I hope our K teacher is going to "cherish" it too...:)))) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Do you not trust the particular school he will be attending? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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To be honest, I do not know what to expect - I never attended public school in USA. DS is going to a good zoned school but with 25 kids in class and one teacher can I ask for much? Again, from what I understand there're levels of reading, etc. that he has to achieve by the end of K. And provided that he is not interested in academic learning, bilingual, active, all makes me thing that we are probably not going to have "easy" road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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He sounds like a 5 year old boy to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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+1 He sounds great. Smart, healthy and full of life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I the only one that is turned off by the 50 shades trailer? Those people are gross. They are hardly the people I'd want to see naked. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles might be more down your alley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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T-U-R-T-L-E POWER! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Who would you cast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Not sure, but the guy looks very blah. Somebody with troubled eyes would be better. As usual, they showed very little of the guy, more body shots of the girl. I like the girl's face but her body is atrocious. She reminds me of a mousy little boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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np: "somebody with troubled eyes" OMG that just made me laugh so hard, I don't know why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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In my mind, Mr. Big from Sex & City will be more suitable for Christian. The current actor is not tall enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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Yeah, about 20 years ago he'd be perfect for the role. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Mr. Big is only 1 inch taller than the current actor. But Mr. Big is more mannish and has more gravitas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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Mr. Big is hotter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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never understood why anyone would make it into a movie anyway - just does not lend itself well and it really was not great anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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did not read the book. i watched the film trailer - i'm sorry, this looks so dumb. also, looks stolen from "secretary". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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Secretary was awesome!! Very well cast and executed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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or- I know. I LOVE james spader. his looks have certainly faded though - :(. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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Charlie Hunnam from Sons Of Anarchy was the original actor cast for that role. I would have preferred him. Have you seen him in SOA?! ughhhh DH knows if the chance ever comes up I'm taking it. ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Yah, he is much more sexy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Another in-law post: I can't *stand* my in-laws. I smile politely, chat and nod and tolerate them for my kids' and husband's sake. They're pushy, intense, invasive, entitled. I feel the same way about women who say they adore their in-laws that I do about women who claim they love being pregnant: you're lying or dumb. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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Whatever floats your boat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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I actually do love my in-laws, but they also drive me nuts. So just like my own parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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I like my inlaws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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OP: Any tips on how to get there? Our current relationship is so unenjoyable: I'd like to like them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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I like being pregnant; hate my MIL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:22 PM Flag
[ - ] I was at a barbecue last night and I really cannot believe how much CRAP people allow their kids to eat. At one point, friend's DC had a cupcake in each hand, while his mother held his mountain dew can so he could sip hands-free (yes, kid is obese). It was insane. When I was growing up, we had some sense of right and wrong. There wasn't so much indulgence. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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What are you doing at a trashy barbecue? You aren't picking your friends very well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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op. Lol, only the food was trashy. The hosts and guests were all very wealthy and UMC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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sorry I was just joking :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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That makes m sick. But then again, maybe she was letting them live it up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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op. No, I have seen her do things like this before. She has 5 dc, which is 4 too many for her IMO. She has no rules when it comes to the dc, no wonder her kid is obese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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that is sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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NP We know a family like this (3 dc). The youngest is 11 and morbidly obese. The parents are both educated lawyers, and don't seem to care. I don't understand, if that was my kid I would be getting him some therapy and nutrition guidance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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They probably already have a surfeit of hired help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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Yuck I always hated Mountain Dew. It's gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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I hate watching fat people stuff their faces. [ Reply | More ]
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op. Yes it was really gross. I feel mean for saying that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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This stuff makes me sick. What is wrong with people? Even on vacation, where it's pretty much a free for all, we would never allow this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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Says more about this particular genetic line than anything else. I doubt that mama grew up with the sense of right and wrong you had. [ Reply | More ]
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This happened in flyover I assume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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op. No, happened right outside NYC in a very UMC suburb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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2 cupcakes and a soda! the horror! clutching my pearls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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I know, me too! If they were eating at home like this all the time then I would be devastated, I tell you, devastated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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lolol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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My kids go nuts at bbq's but its because they don't get all that stuff at home. I'm not going to ruin the bbq for everyone just bc I don't want my kids to have an extra cupcake. Big deal. Let them enjoy it. I know that there are some judgey people there who are probably cringing, but it's none of their business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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np I totally judge your kids for "going nuts" at bbqs because it's clear you are depriving them. If you have a healthy balance of good food/treats at home, kids won't feel the need to binge on others' dimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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My trim kids are pretty much allowed to eat what they want - particularly if we're at a BBQ (mostly because I want to enjoy myself and don't want to argue w them in front of others). They eat healthy 90% of the time and have always been good w fruit and veg. No soda though... I'm holding firm on that one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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that would gross me out but would only really bother me if it was my kid. I am past worrying about other people's kids and their eating habits. We try to eat healthy, fresh food, real ingredients, and minimal junk. DS who will be 3 next month has only had juice recently, only rarely, and only when its 100% juice. He has never had soda and I honestly dont ever want him to drink it. We do let him eat junk like cookies/cupcakes/etc more recently on special occasions (birthday parties, etc) but try to keep it in moderation. The biggest battle is when my ILs are around. MIL seems to make it her life mission to feed him as much junk as possible. I remember her visiting when he was 18 months old and she was so proud to tell me when I came home from work that he now knew how to say "more cake!" (he had never even eaten cake before then). She made something new every day and fed it to him at lunch and dinner daily. Was a huge battle between me and DH. She also makes things with the worst ingredients possible and buys the junkiest candy for him. It's just frustrating to me because DS never cared about this stuff at all before MIL was involved and now he gets in kicks when he begs for candy and now he asks for it in stores, etc. At least my ILs live OOS so its not something we deal with constantly. That said, I am not against desserts generally in moderation, we are actually having DS birthday party at a Chocolate works (the kids make chocolate molds, decorate them, tour their chocolate factory, and make choc covered items in their choc carwash). But, its a special occasion and he's obsessed with the movie charlie and the choc factory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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OMG lmfao this post is hilarious because your kid is TWO YEARS OLD. Just wait until he's in school. You won't be able to continue your food nazi controlling ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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Seriously...she would like to prevent her kid from EVER tasting soda?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Dis you read the article in the huffington post with the mom whinig that her out of control 3 and 5yo have been suspended from their free, tax payer funded pre-k program 8 times for their wild and violent behavior. She attributes the suspensions to racism. I hate to say it but it is time for tracking in schools. Test kids, move the ones that have a clue to good schools. 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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I didn't read the article but please describe violent behavior for a 3 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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He threw a chair, hit staff members, bullied and spit on other kids [ Reply | More ]
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Whoa. Mom should be investigated. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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ITA but you will get flamed for the mere suggestion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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Why? Something is obviously going on at home. There was a kid like that at my daughter's nursery school and he was eventually expelled. It turns out that his parents were going through and ugly break-up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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op: And let the rest keep each other company and ruin their schools. Her little darlings can go to a rough school where all the kids are as wild as hers. Then she can whine about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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3 years old is too early to determine anything. If the child was 8 I would agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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Here is what you don't get. The 5yo is behaving the same way and she doesn't hold them accountable. He will be 8 and doing the same thing in a few short years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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Link? Sounds dreadful. [ Reply | More ]
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My phone sucks for linking but i will try. hang on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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That's actually really sad. Sounds like mom and kids need some help, I hope they get it. [ Reply | More ]
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see below [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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Bad parenting 101. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Due to politically correct mom, every school in New York that suspends black boys more often than Asian boys is under attack right now [ Reply | More ]
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So silly, because there is a difference in behavior with those two groups. There just is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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Of course the two groups of boys have different behavior. But read the article. The government is now forbidden to suspend black boys more often than Asian boys. Choose your school district wisely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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"We continue to look at students of color in a pathological manner, by buying into a racial narrative born in white supremacy -- that Black youth are angry and aggressive. Then we treat them punitive with the zero - tolerance policies; it's more along the line of criminalization, not education." - from the article. The kid is only 3 Years old. It's really hard to figure out if he's acting out because of something at home or lack of discipline (which would be my guess) or that he's inherently bad/violent (which I doubt). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Duh! Asians misbehave less often [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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Some. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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I do not support vouchers, which are unrealistic and exclude SN kids and push religion on kids. I do not support charters that gut public schools and cherry pick just a handful of lucky kids. I recognize that many, many teachers are dedicated professionals and that they do not deserve blame for the failure of education in this country. I support Obama, I think he has compassion . And I believe in a strong social safety net. But it is time for tracking. Letting all the kids suffer because of the ones who can't/won't learn is not fair. And not all families can spend 40,000 per year to save their kids. [ Reply | More ]
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How do vouchers push religion on kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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The only option for most of the voucher kids will be catholic and christian schools. Let's be real, they aren't heading for City and Country or Dalton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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And what if the parents of those children want Catholic or Christian schools? Are poor parents even allowed to make decisions for their own children anymore or are they at the mercy of the system. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with you. Bring back tracking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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The only way to keep the "lucky kids" in the city is to have charter or specialized schools. It's up to parents to prioritize school versus other outside activities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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I think there should be more charters and specialized schools. That way more kids will escape these awful few. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Agreed. There are a lot of good kids that are at the mercy of the few bad kids. Then they're grouped with the bad kids because they share the same skin color. It's not right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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I believe in tracking. I also homeschool my children. I would send them to public school if tracking happened from an early age. I've never admitted that out loud to anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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Dear tracking mom, you are full of shit. You are not mature enough to accept that the " slow " track classrooms will be filled with African Americans and the " fast" track classes will lack African Americans. You are a pathetic little child afraid to grow up in to reality [ Reply | More ]
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I think YOU are not mature enough to accept it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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No, i accept it. I am an adult. You are too politically correct to accept that in New York black boys are more disruptive than Asian boys. You are pathetic and I hope to god you are not a parent at my DD school [ Reply | More ]
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op: I do accept that. i am fine with it. I am tired of pretending that there is no issue with behavior in some groups. [ Reply | More ]
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She started question things when comparing notes with other class parents and finding that their kids had similar behaviors or worse (one kid sent another to the hospital) with no suspension. Did you not read that far into the article? [ Reply | More ]
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My daughters tell me that in every class they have ever had with Asians and African Americans the asians behave better and disrupt less. If this mom is saying her kids behave same as the asians i just do not believe her [ Reply | More ]
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Does your daughter only speak of white people as individuals? You people teach this grouping crap very early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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I read it and frankly I did not believe it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:11 PM Flag
[ - ] The best thing I did to prepare for the birth of my first born was... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Try to stay as healthy as possible during the pregnancy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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Ditto. Exercise moderately, eat lots of leafy greens, rest as much as you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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Bedrest [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Another baby died after being left in a hot car. It happened in Wichita, Kansas. One of the foster parents has been arrested. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Evil people. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't buy for a minute that this is ever accidental. Accidentally on purpose at best. [ Reply | More ]
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I totally disagree. A change in schedule or routine with a sleeping baby in the back - very possible for sleep deprived parents to do this. Scares the hell out of me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I talked to Mikey's dad from this article once, and absolutely believe his story. And I had some close calls of doing stupid things when I was sleep-deprived and my routine was off, so I believe it can happen. Which isn't to say that every time is an accident. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/fatal-distraction-forgetting-a-child-in-thebackseat-of-a-car-is-a-horrifying-mistake-is-it-a-crime/2014/06/16/8ae0fe3a-f580-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html [ Reply | More ]
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Are ppl dumb? If nothing else, it's been all over the news recently. Don't understand how it's not on ppl's minds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Re: Israel vs. Palestine. I wish they could develop the technology to colonize other planets in my lifetime so I can get off this sh*thole of an insane asylum. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Guess what? It would be all the same things there. If you bring the unholy combo of men and religion, that is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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I knew that, but maybe at first the struggle to survive on an alien world would unite people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Like the difficulty if making a desert livable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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Yes, until two people started arguing about the meaning of life. Until then ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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It wouldn't. There are always scarce resources and people teaming up against the other. [ Reply | More ]
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Most Israelis are not religious. This isn't about religion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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What is it about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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The right to exist? [ Reply | More ]
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The right to exist at a certain latitude and longitude? Too bad a volcano couldn't erupt right under it. [ Reply | More ]
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What the hell does that even mean? [ Reply | More ]
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Would the fight disappear if one group moved of a particular piece of land or if the piece of land magically disappeared? [ Reply | More ]
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Where can Jews exist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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Take out religion and people will find another reason to fight. Human beings are selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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I wish Israel or someone else developed a technology that stopped using oil. I have a good feeling the world would lose interest very quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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The Eastern Mediterranean is some very strategic real estate so Israel would continue to be an important player, if slightly less urgent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.25.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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Rare earth element shipments and other resources passing through the Bosphorus as well as naval stations and traffic. Think anyone gives a sh*t about Greece because it's Greece? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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Islamic militants are all the same. I can't understand how people can look at Hamas and not see ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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Ok crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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Then someone would be complaining that you displaced the natural fauna of the new planet...and a war would start over that... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Would it bother you if you invited a family over for a bbq and the mother started nursing her infant in front of everyone? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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not at all. [ Reply | More ]
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I think so, yes. It is not something I would do, i am far too modest. But I did BF [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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where do all these prudes come from? are you american? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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She could have gone to a private room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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Of course I am American [ Reply | More ]
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Was the baby supposed to eat ribs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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So did you stay home all the time? Or make [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Not in the least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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no, would not bother me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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No, unless she was being an exhibitionist or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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Wouldn't bother me or any of my guests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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+1. If this bothered anyone, I would think THEY were the odd one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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Nope. If anyone finds breastfeeding sexually arousing they need a therapist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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np: I don't think it's sexual, but that doesn't mean I want to be around it, either. [ Reply | More ]
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why does it bother you so much? FWIW this only became "taboo" in the 1950s, before that women used to breast feed everywhere in public, on the sidewalk, on the train, in restaurants, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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some how i don't think my great grandmother was wiping out her boob on the sidewalk or in a restaurant...but maybe some did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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You would be surprised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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They didn't think of it as "un-modest." Completely different mindset back then. It's very likely she breast fed in public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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Oh the horror! No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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If it bothers anyone it's their problem, not mine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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No, not at all. I find it strange that it bothers people. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Not in the least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Are you serious? Of course not. [ Reply | More ]
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Not at all, I would want to give her a high five but wouldnt because I wouldnt want to make her uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ that said, I am glad to see the vast majority of other responders would not be bothered either :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:05 PM Flag
[ - ] I am on diet, just want to lose about 6 lbs (leftover baby weight) - its SO hard. And Im starving. What can I eat for snacks, apples and carrots arent doing it for me. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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You need protein! Add hummus to the carrots (or even apples - tastes great with granny smiths), a handful of nuts, a little piece of cheese. Will keep you fuller longer. Avoid processed carbs like the plague - I never believed it until I tried it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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Do not listen to this. Hummus is fattening. This is a typical not-skinny-gal thought of being thin. It's moderation and I do agree, you need protein. Have some Fage 0% or Siggi's yogurt. Eat little snacks regularly and not big meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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OR: are you serious, ano? A little dollop of hummus is not fattening. When you eat the whole container, yes, it's fattening. I'm thin and active, and always have been. There is NOTHING wrong with a little hummus as a snack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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^and fat-free dairy is not great for you. You need a nutritionist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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Depends on the dairy and while I agree re "a little dollop," often people eating hummus eat far more than a serving. Moreover, unless she's going to a health-food or gourmet food store, most of the Sabra-type hummus offerings have a bunch of garbage in them. (I'm thin and active too.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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You must be kidding...hummus is not fattening! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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How long ago did you have the baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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4 years. lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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Well, they advise getting within 7 pounds of the starting weight and you've done that! Might just want to live with this weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Eat mini-meals for snacks which including protein. Could be few bites of a hearty soup, half sandwich or few bites from a leftover meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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String cheese, individual serving size containers of cottage cheese, plain greek yogurt with a little honey and berries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Just read this, it's so beautiful. I wish I had this. Does anyone here REALLY have this kind of village? Would you just quietly take another mom's kids for the day just so she could get some sleep? This is something I really long for, and try hard to find in my own life. www.huffingtonpost.com/bunmi-laditan/i-miss-the-village_b_5585677.html 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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I think it romaniticizes the past a bit too much, but I agree with the underlying sentiment. I don't think the whole concept of doing it alone is new, though. My mother's generation (50s/60s) seemed to put a lot of emphasis on presenting the perfect family and that was basically achieved by appearing to be some kind of super mom. I don't know. Even living in this huge city can be isolating. I just wish that we were able to depend more on each other without feeling like burdens or taking advantage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I am interested in doing a barre class at my gym. Never done one before, and I'm not very flexible. I'm a little on the heavy side (5'5", 150). Any advice on whether or not this would be an okay class for me to try? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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FUN, do it!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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What kind of exercises do they do?? Sorry if this sounds dumb, I just don't really know what it entails and the descriptions I read are all kind of vague. Like, "tones your body with fun ballet moves!" Okay, like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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I have worse stats than you and I just started barre at the gym last week. It's really fun - get 1lb weights and don't be ashamed if you have to put them down. Instructors are always so cheerful as they put you through pain. And I didn't think it required much flexibility at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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Thanks! One picture I saw (from a different gym) had a girl with her leg up on the bar, I was worried because I doubt I can do that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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our barre class doesn't do that because the class is too full. Equinox barre burn? Some matwork - down dog, planks. Some high rep weights for arms. Squats using a weighted bar for balance. MANY people crap out during the planks (or maybe that's just me). It's totally OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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^I personally don't see how it's a barre class except there are some arm motions that I guess approximate first, second, fifth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Go ahead!! Your body will thank you!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:05 PM Flag
[ - ] My cousin "registered" for contributions to her honeymoon - not just a solicitation for donations to the general fund, but specific items: "buy us a cocktail - $10/per", "help us rent a car - $25/per" TACKY. 45 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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Maybe she feels like it will be more fun if you know where the money is going. What does it matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Klassy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Not everyone has the same amount of Klass. No need to punish the needy. [ Reply | More ]
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np: I like it! Way more fun than just giving money. It's just like a registry, if you ask me. Why is it okay to buy a silverware place setting @ $150 and not buy a night at a hotel @ $150? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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nnp: why would someone want Uncle Herb and Aunt Esther to buy them a night at a hotel? It's creepy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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It's the new MC wedding. Be nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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My friend did this, it really is terrible. She had things like "afternoon snack of ice cream" or "bike rentals" or "wine with dinner" - barf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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How did this even get started, and where are people's mothers to tell them to absolutely not do this?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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OP: the worst part is, they are late-30s professionals. I could almost see if they were young/just starting out, but this is just gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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SAME!! Just saw this - two late 30's professionals, registered for things like a honeymoon breakfast in bed. Just crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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OP: that makes my skin crawl!!! Wonder if it's the same people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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I don't understand why you care so much. If anything, it should just make you feel superior, it that's what you want. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I just think it's ridiculous and trashy. I don't understand why someone would do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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What if they are ridiculous and trashy? What if they have no taste? Eat foods and wear clothes you do not approve of? What if they are happy doing all of these things? Why do they have to follow your rules for the world? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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Someone had a honeymoon fund.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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No, we actually didn't. People do tacky things all the time. If they are excited about their wedding, who cares? You can just send cash or buy the gift you want to buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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Because some people are rubbed the wrong way when they are solicited for money. Some people take it further and don't even like seeing wedding registries listed anywhere, but most modern people no longer really bat an eye at a Williams Sonoma registry or something. Most people, however, still are put off when they are specifically told that the couple wants money. Maybe in 50 years no one will bat an eye at that either, but as it stands right now, most people are put off when someone tells them they want a cash gift. It is what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Pretty much sums it up. [ Reply | More ]
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But why waste the time being rubbed? We know some people are and will be tacky. I assume these are not bad people. Why not just ignore them, and feel sorry for their bad taste if you must, and just give the gift you want to give? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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OP: not judging them as people. It's this particular thing that I think is just wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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So if it is wrong, why not just pity their bad taste and give what you want to give? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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OP: that's what I'm doing IRL. And venting about it on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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Fine, be rude and tell your guests to give you money. And give your brother and father the chills when you list "romantic breakfast in bed for the lovers... so that you don't have to leave the bedroom all day!" as something someone can purchase for you publicly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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Hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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np- I always feel irritated when people flat out ask me for money. And I don't think I'm alone. Someone had a wedding website that listed 2 registries and had a big note at the top of the website that said "We have two small registries but please remember that the most welcome gift is in the form of checks or cash!" I probably would have given them a check (it's my go-to) but it struck me as so rude that I bought them something from their registry instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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OP: that would be the quickest way to a set of towels from me. No way would I give cash to someone who wrote that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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I think I gave them a muffin tin and some cookie sheets. Haha. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: perfect. [ Reply | More ]
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I've seen a few of these- it really does just go towards a general fund, I've been told, but I think the point is that it makes people feel like they are buying you something specific- like, they are buying you a hot air balloon ride when in reality they are just giving you a 200 dollar check, but they feel like they are giving you a "gift". I think it's supposed to be a gentler way of asking for cash than just flat out asking for cash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Many of these funds take a cut. Its stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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REALLY?? That's ridiculous. People should just let their guests give them checks like they probably would have done in the first place if not presented with this "easier, more fun" way of giving money to the couple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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I never understand these cash solicitations at weddings. At least half the guests will give you cash anyways. And the other half obviously prefer to buy you a solid gift, so just let them, and appreciate their gift. It's not like you aren't going to get a shit ton of cash anyways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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OP: right, and we are Italian so they will be getting mostly cash anyway. It seems really cheesy to me to ask people to buy you a "bike ride on the beach!" when you're a full-grown, working adult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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It's way beyond cheesy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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And it's less cheesy to buy you a dinner plate when you are in your 30s? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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OP: fair point. I usually just write a check FWIW. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you know what I hate MORE? Going to the bridal registry in a major department store and trying to get a store associate to HELP me. I would much rather log onto a honeymoon site and buy a balloon ride than deal with Macy's. I think when the couple is older they already have the basics - why not take a honeymoon with extras they normally wouldn't splurge for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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Why not order from Macys online? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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Give the happy new couple a book on etiquette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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OP: I think my mother is doing this. She's horrified (it's her sister's daughter). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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You should punish them and teach them a lesson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Isn't this like a gift registry? I don't see the big deal, I mean, I find silly to complaint about it, how much were you willing to spend on a gift? Don't you want to give something the couple would appreciate? I would rather buy something they want (between my price range) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Omg, just live and let live... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Poll: It's a sunny day, it's 80 degrees out, it's 10:30 in the morning. If a SAHM is at home with two kids, ages 3 and 5, do you think she's lazy for not being outside right at that moment (regardless what the rest of the day may bring)? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No way. There are plenty of fun things to do at home. Being outside is just one of many options! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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No. She does not have to sit in the sun all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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no idea if she is lazy or not...but I can be lazy outside just as easy as inside [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Schlepping kids to the park or opening the door and letting them play in backyard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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I'm not a SAHM, but I am a homebody. Call me lazy but there's nothing more relaxing than hanging around at home for chuncks of the day. Enjoy! [ Reply | More ]
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nope. I sah and sometimes my kid just wants to be home for a while. Not rushing is a gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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Sitting out in the summer weather sounds like the essence of lazy. I like to take my kids out for hours when it's 20 degrees. Now that builds character. [ Reply | More ]
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I feel lazy when I do this... But no, I don't think a sahm who does this Is lazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I rarely do anything with my kids without asking 3-4 friends to join in with us, because I don't want anyone to feel left out. Is that weird? I don't think anyone else does that. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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3-4 of their friends or your friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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It's only weird if you do so to avoid being alone with your kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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OP: I ask my friends and their kids to come along. I'd been burned a lot recently by posting things on facebook that I was doing with my kids, and some of my friends would say things like they would have joined us, had they known. Or more to the point "Thanks for not asking us to come, too." I seem to get that one a lot :/ [ Reply | More ]
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Amongst your friends you're known as the organizer. No one else does this because you're already taking care of the group activities. I am not an organizer - I would rather pickup and go rather than navigate the logistics, schedules and picky eaters. I appreciate the efforts of the organizer - it's just not my thing and I find it very stressful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
[ - ] How much weight can I lose in 3 weeks? 5'2", 130. I've been losing-plateauing-losing-plateauing for the past 15 months since dd was born. I've been at this plateau for about a month. Vacation with DH's family in 3 weeks and I want to feel good. What should I do? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'd eat healthy and exercise regularly for the next 3 weeks. It would better to be the same weight and toned than to sit around and starve to lose 5 pounds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I don't know what's worse - people not giving up their seats on the subway to pregnant woman, or those that charge the doors like wild animals when the train pulls up to the platform running for a seat when they clearly see a pregnant woman standing beside them that could probably use a seat and obviously is not looking to body check anyone for it. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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I don't think people are as aware of you as you think. When I'm sitting and a few people get on, I do glance up to see if someone elderly or pregnant or handicapped is getting on so I can get up if needed. But when I'm entering the train, I don't look around at others on the platform to gauge who needs seats the most. I just don't. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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I think the people bumping into my large belly are aware of me... sorry to say. I am always aware of my surroundings and the people standing 2 inches from me.. pregnant or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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In the smartphone era, people don't notice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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I know, it's sad. It's amazing the city doesn't have more pick pockets. I think they'd do quite well with all the oblivious people! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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Someone in my office was just picked at the 51 St 6 train station. She said the police told her multiple picks there that week, like a ring operating there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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Interesting. I'm not surprised. I guess we just don't hear about it. Bring pregnant has really made me realize how many people are lazy and also inconsiderate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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Middle aged brown women are the worst about charging into a crowded subway car to get the vacScant seats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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I used to take the local home just so I could sit but so many pregnant women would get on that I'd have to give up my seat to, I just stay of he express now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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If I notice I get up but often I'm just looking down at my book/magazine. When you're sitting and you know your stop isn't coming for a while it's not like you keep your head on a swivel looking for pregnant women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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Totally agree. If you're pregnant, disabled, elderly and you really want a seat just ask. Don't stand there passively fuming that no one is offering you a seat. Get angry if they say no - not because they didnt notice you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Of course, I don't begrudge people for not noticing someone standing if they are reading or whatever, but to say you don't lift up your head for 2 seconds at all in a 10 minute ride is a bit odd. Especially if there is a belly looming over... it is also obvious when people do notice and the pretend to fall asleep or be all of a sudden so deep into their book... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I am 28 weeks and this is my second pregnancy in NYC. I have actually been surprised by how often I have been given seats on the subway this time around, although its always by women. Last pregnancy it was always women or young minority men. White males are the worst offenders. If its a super packed train and I dont have to go far I will usually just stand, easier than pushing through to try to get a seat, but if its not a packed car I will walk up to the white middle aged man most conspicuously ignoring me and say "excuse me sir do you mind if I sit down?" and touch my belly and make him feel like a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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I offered me seat to a pregnant woman and she said no thanks. I got up anyway and told her I couldn't sit while she was standing. So someone else sat there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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Lol... People are such assholes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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