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[ - ] I have a slight cold (sore throat) and am done with my work. OK to get a pedicure? I'm not sneezing or coughing. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Maybe try not to sneeze on the manicurist... [ Reply | More ]
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Are they going to manicure your throat? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Kind of rude‚ú®. Don't get the poor manicurist sick. Their jobs are difficult enough [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone ever almost certain you would cry when quitting your job? How did you hold back tears and make it professional? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I pretended I was an actor playing the role of someone quitting. I do this whenever I have to do something that makes me uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
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What would you be crying about? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Just woke up from 7 yr coma. Has Obama healed America's racial wounds and ushered in the post-racial age? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Lol. [ Reply | More ]
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Nope but the republicans have gotten even loonies than they were then! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is this Trump thing really gonna fly? Like really really? I'm for, just wondering if it will stick. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes. president Trump. I have mixed feelings about it but it is coming whether I like it or not [ Reply | More ]
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It is starting to look like it will. I never would have predicted that. But it's time for us to realize that Trump IS the Republican Party. [ Reply | More ]
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No one can know until the primaries actually get under way and we see if the non-voting yahoos who constitute his core support turn up at the polls. If they do, and Trump continues to steamroll along, I see this as an opportunity for moderate Republicans (there have to be some left) to retake and reimagine the party in a more lucid light. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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^^^Meaning, the Republican party could split for good. [ Reply | More ]
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President Trump. Get used to it. [ Reply | More ]
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I am used to it [ Reply | More ]
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It is surreal to me that people are buying into this, but they are. [ Reply | More ]
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As opposed to the Bush-Hillary we would have got sans-Trump? [ Reply | More ]
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I am not a Hillary fan, but she is a far more plausible president than Trump. Honestly, I don't like any of the candidates, but Trump just seems like he will be the "oh God what have we done" candidate if elected. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course not, don't be absurd. He has incredibly high unfavorability ratings, and loses in general election polls against leading Democrats. I hope he is the Republican nominee because that would ensure a new Clinton presidency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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No. Entertainment value is high but electability is low. [ Reply | More ]
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Who knows? I don't pretend to know what the majority of Americans think and polls are unreliable. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name poll: Annalise-on-Hudson 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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if it's a boy it can be Hudson-on-Hudson [ Reply | More ]
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reminds me of Simpsons: Gumbel to Gumbel [ Reply | More ]
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(for baseball fans) Orlando-on-Hudson [ Reply | More ]
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Nicely done! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We are hiring a new nanny and need someone who can sleep over three nights a week, so arrive Monday 8am and stay until Thursday evening. Two DCs, 4yo who goes to prek, and 2yo. DH and I both work FT and have busy schedules. How much should we pay for this? TIA 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I would do a set salary - maybe $1k per week? [ Reply | More ]
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more - she is asking for live in convenience without actually giving the person a home to live in probably $1500 to be fair [ Reply | More ]
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1500 for a legal and 1000 for an illegal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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OP I was thinking of $200-250/day. She'll have her own room, TV etc. We had a baby nurse for a year and it worked well but she charged $250 for 24 hours. This is closer to a 12 hour day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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She could make that working at Uniqlo. Think more. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you need them to sleep over? [ Reply | More ]
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At least 250 for every 24 hour period. [ Reply | More ]
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It's easier with our schedules. I'm out the door my 645am and DH works late, if either of us has to travel or has a conflict we can run late. [ Reply | More ]
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If I was the nanny, I would expect to be paid for the sleep hours. So your rate x 84 hrs, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't forget OT [ Reply | More ]
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Post like this irks the shit out of me. [ Reply | More ]
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porque? [ Reply | More ]
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That's weird. If someone is faced with this situation, what's wrong with doing a market check? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:21 PM Flag
[ - ] At work and I really need to poo. But I don't poop in public bathrooms. This sucks! :( 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Oh, get over it. I do it all the time. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it that you don't poop in public, or that you can't relax because coworkers are in the same room? If it's the latter, go out to a nearby hotel and use their lobby bathroom. I used to work near Bergdorf's and their restroom was the best - private stall, floor to ceiling doors. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you afraid of germs or of people looking at you? [ Reply | More ]
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Every time I drop a deuce at work I think of UB. [ Reply | More ]
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well, you r getting paid to poop. bring in a newspaper, and take your time [ Reply | More ]
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What's the big deal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:22 PM Flag
[ - ] is it just my town (northeast, UMC, super highly educated) where the middle school kids never wear bike helmets? or is it everywhere? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Most places they do wear helmets. Actually the death rate of children on bicycles is way way down due to helmet use [ Reply | More ]
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op: i don't get it. it seems to happen in middle school. none wear helmets. maybe 2 percent. (both my husband and i work at home and see the kids all day.) [ Reply | More ]
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It's because kids don't ride their bikes anywhere anymore [ Reply | More ]
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"super highly educated"? [ Reply | More ]
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op: yes, ranked very high in level of education. where people are totally obsessed with health and safety. im not sure they know that their kids don't wear bike helmets and would be appalled. and if you think your middle schooler does, you might want to check. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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Getting my middle school aged son to wear a helmet is just as hard as getting my high school aged son to wear a condom. [ Reply | More ]
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op: ok so im not crazy! im not judging parents - im actually trying to figure it out with a soon to be middle schooler and just seeing today one of his classmates collide with a car (no injuries wearing helmet but scary as fuck) [ Reply | More ]
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Just set a large penalty. My son has received cash from relatives for his birthday and has thousands saved up. DH fines him a hundred dollars every time he rides bike or skateboard without a helmet, The fine works to influence his behaviour [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Triple Threat Actors/Actresses? 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Catherine Zeta Jones [ Reply | More ]
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Bipolar who married an old fart (who got where he got because of Daddy) to get ahead. [ Reply | More ]
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In case you're asking Michael Douglas was Kirk Douglas's son. [ Reply | More ]
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I think most people know this. [ Reply | More ]
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I like Michael Douglas in his own right. [ Reply | More ]
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What even is that. [ Reply | More ]
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Can act, dance and sing [ Reply | More ]
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Anna Kendrick. [ Reply | More ]
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Love her! [ Reply | More ]
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John Travolta [ Reply | More ]
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Ha. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, technically he did have a bunch of number one hits ... :) [ Reply | More ]
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Hugh Jackman [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Smiley [ Reply | More ]
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Smiley [ Reply | More ]
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Debbie Reynolds [ Reply | More ]
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Mathew Broderick [ Reply | More ]
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Jane K [ Reply | More ]
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Shirley Temple [ Reply | More ]
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Rita Hayworth [ Reply | More ]
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Nathan Lane. [ Reply | More ]
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I would say J. Lo but she really can't sing [ Reply | More ]
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Or act. [ Reply | More ]
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You think? She did do Selena, but you're kind of right, she's a little one-note [ Reply | More ]
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Or dance [ Reply | More ]
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she was good on In Living Color [ Reply | More ]
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Sjp [ Reply | More ]
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Neil Patrick harris [ Reply | More ]
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Judy Garland [ Reply | More ]
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Patrick Swayze [ Reply | More ]
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He could sing? [ Reply | More ]
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Aww miss him! And yes he sings. Wind through my trees [ Reply | More ]
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I guess like Jack Wagner could sing [ Reply | More ]
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Fred Astaire [ Reply | More ]
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Rita Moreno, won Tony,Emmy & Oscar. Angela Lansbury. [ Reply | More ]
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Me! B lister here! ;) [ Reply | More ]
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Meryl Streep [ Reply | More ]
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She can dance? [ Reply | More ]
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She can everything. [ Reply | More ]
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She can "get by" but she's not a dancer. [ Reply | More ]
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Olivia Newton John [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] NYC public schools are among the most racially segregated schools in the country. I am a little surprised that no one in DiBlasio's admin. (like Tish James) has not taken this on as a major issue. 126 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.27.15, 08:16 PM Flag
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I completely agree. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank goodness they are not taking this on. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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For better or worse, DeBlasio wants white middle class people to stay in Manhattan. That means whether he likes it or not he has to keep PS 234 all white [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you think he cares about white MC staying in Manhattan? [ Reply | More ]
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To pay taxes. You can't fund all his welfare programs without the white middle class paying taxes [ Reply | More ]
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1)Taxes 2) it goes to shit when MC people are not renters and owners. [ Reply | More ]
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Not to mention consumers of local businesses. [ Reply | More ]
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His wife is sticking needles in him every night to change this. [ Reply | More ]
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It is a gross oversimplification to say whites will leave if they are racially mixed [ Reply | More ]
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You are wrong, whites react badly to their sons being beaten to death at public schools http://abcnews.go.com/US/bailey-oneill-12-dead-weeks-school-bullying/story?id=18649201 [ Reply | More ]
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Of course it is. The "whites" care about quality education, first and foremost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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You people are so dense. I work in a hospital with lots of people of color who will move if their kids have to go to rough schools. The schools could be any color. I am sure in Kentucky or many places there are all white schools that we would not want to send our kids. It is economic segregation and the majority of poor people that stay in NYC happen to be of color. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:29 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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Pretty much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Do you have any proof of this? Because I'm going to say this is a false statement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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Proof? Are you joking? [ Reply | More ]
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Nope. The statement was ny schools are among the most racially segregated IN THE COUNTRY. What data are you using? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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OP: See the Daily Beast link below. [ Reply | More ]
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This is very well established. Was all over the news earlier this year. [ Reply | More ]
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Links should be abundant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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Here is an article written fifty years ago when the mayor tried mixing black and white in the same schools. Result was horrific violence against white children as detailed in the article https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/my-negro-problem-and-ours-at-50/ [ Reply | More ]
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50 year old info is silly [ Reply | More ]
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I doubt that's true. [ Reply | More ]
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According to UCLA's Civil Rights Project, NYC has the most racially segregated schools in the U.S. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/31/the-real-reasons-new-york-has-the-country-s-most-segregated-schools.html [ Reply | More ]
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Silly white idiots in Philly tried to force Asians to go to the same schools as African Americans and pf course the Asians were brutalized http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/10/22/philly.school.asian.american.attacks/ [ Reply | More ]
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Like throwing in the lambs with the wolves. [ Reply | More ]
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This. The Asians were tortured and whites just did not care about the torture of Asian boys and rape of Asian girls [ Reply | More ]
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How did this resolve? [ Reply | More ]
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It is still going on. Asian boys and girls cry about it but whites do not care and let it continue [ Reply | More ]
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White people suck [ Reply | More ]
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I'm white. I don't suck. [ Reply | More ]
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Am I nuts or is this New York State data? [ Reply | More ]
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It is both state and city, but the city segregation patterns lead the state data (excluding NYC). [ Reply | More ]
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Generally, children of all races hate it when they have to go to racially mixed schools. The white girls at integrated school complained and begged their parents to move them to a white neighborhood [ Reply | More ]
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But parents ignored their pleas and this was the result http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/richmond-high-school-gang-rape/ [ Reply | More ]
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Np, didn't DeBlasio demand that Stuy accept more blacks and fewer Asians? What happened with that [ Reply | More ]
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I think widespread opposition killed it; it's dead as far as I know. Maybe DiBlasio believes that his universal pre-K program will lead to more integration over time? I don't know. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you for a thoughtful anawer [ Reply | More ]
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Answer [ Reply | More ]
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I think it was illegal because they go by scores. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok that makes sense [ Reply | More ]
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The test is designed to reward certain groups. [ Reply | More ]
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Got your tinfoil hat on, do ya? [ Reply | More ]
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Nope. Scrambled paragraphs are something no student has seen before. Not a skill developed anywhere but in TEST PREP for the SHSAT. So, you will need a family who seeks this info and finds a way for you to be taught this skill. In addition, math concepts not taught as part of NYC general Ed curriculum by the time of the test are included - again, you need to know what to learn and find someone to teach you. Lets look at the scoring. If you get a perfect score in one section, you can miss about 1/2 of the other section and still qualify -which makes it easier for math quizzes to get in (math isalso easier to tutor) than an I reall good student. [ Reply | More ]
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Actually, what has happened is that certain groups have adapted to the demands of the test and engage in significant preparation for the test. The test has not been designed to reward certain groups. If we saw a widespread commitment among black MS public school parents and in black communities to do test prep for the SHSAT, we would see increasing enrollment by black students at Stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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Minimally. [ Reply | More ]
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Tell us why this group is so uninterested in doing well on the SHSAT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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I don't pretend to know the answer to that question. But just look at the role of test prep in Asian and white culture, and compare that with the virtual non-existence of test prep phenomenon in predominantly black communities. Then look at Stuy's student body demographics. Can you come up with a better explanation? [ Reply | More ]
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You can't handle the truth so no one wants to spell it out for you, sister [ Reply | More ]
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What is the truth? [ Reply | More ]
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You can't handle the truth [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. Do not tell her [ Reply | More ]
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
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I deserve the truth! [ Reply | More ]
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I deserve the truth! [ Reply | More ]
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NP: 1. their schools are terrible, 2. very little personal interest in academic excellence, 3. culture doesn't support academic excellence, and 4. possible cognitive challenges. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
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You are quite welcome. [ Reply | More ]
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5. Parents work two jobs and are lucky to hear about scrambled paragraphs. [ Reply | More ]
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Asian parents? [ Reply | More ]
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All good points (except for #4 -- where did THAT come from?). [ Reply | More ]
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Came from honesty [ Reply | More ]
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honesty is neither allowed nor appreciated. [ Reply | More ]
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scrambled paragraphs aside, the state test scores for the majority of these schools are terrible. If a student cannot be on grade level for math and ela, how can they be expected to be able to handle such a rigorous environment as a SHS? Why do we need to dumb down the curriculum? Students who can handle the test can handle the workload. [ Reply | More ]
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WHAT? You can't say scrambled paragraphs aside. This is about SHSAT. NOT STATE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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Her points abot scrambled and math were/are valid. Rewards prepping. Not smart [ Reply | More ]
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We aren't discussing curriculum. We are discuss ing the test. [ Reply | More ]
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You assumed I meant BY RACE. Your mistake. Certain groups are the ones who know you must prep and then seek prep and can AFFORD it - [ Reply | More ]
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I was not the one who introduced the term "certain groups," but I assume that poster was using that term as a euphemism for race. [ Reply | More ]
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I AM that person and did not mean race. That's what I'm trying to tell you. [ Reply | More ]
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You shouldn't assume. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, please. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh please what? [ Reply | More ]
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I know. The questions are all about fried wice, chopsticks, and foot binding. So unfair to everyone else! [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Lol. Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Correct. The best qualified kids. [ Reply | More ]
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No. The most PREPPED dc [ Reply | More ]
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There was an effort to change that criteria, but I believe it's SUNY or the State Board of Ed that decides this issue, and I believe the Mayor actually has no power to change it on his own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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State law would have to be changed. The legislature took the power away from the city in the early 1970s when Mayor Lindsay wanted to change the criteria to allow for more underrepresented minorities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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He doesn't have the authority to impose his racist agenda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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Where does your dc go to school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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PS 187 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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Its not diverse enough for you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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This thread is not about one particular school or my own experience with that school. In case you did not notice, this is about a broader issue in the larger NYC community. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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New York has always had neighborhoods where the racial groups were mixed. And such neighborhoods have always been hellish. Here is an article about how painful it was to attend a racially mixed public school http://www.slideshare.net/mobile/guest910dc9/norman-podhoretz-my-negro-problemand-ours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Just because there have been problems in the past does not mean there is not a reason to try something different now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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You just because it has not worked, repeatedly, in past, this time it will be different? Really, that's great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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I hope for the sake of your children that you are just joking. It is cruel to subject your children to this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Plus one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Amen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Subject my children to what exactly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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Even when whites are not involved there is tremendous violence when the races are mixed, Blacks abd Latinos brutalize each other for example http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/09/28/riots-break-out-between-black-latino-students-at-victorville-school/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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So you just keep googling scary stories about racial conflict and posting the links here? That is your idea of having a conversation about an issue like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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I just don't think you are being honest with yourself, You sound like a good mom and your intentions are good and i like you. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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Amen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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So I'll see you in Hell then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Well, I have the same values and aspirations that you do, I am just more analytic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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No, you are just more cynical and pessimistic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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Well i admire your youthful innocence and optimism [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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I don't even have to open since when I read negro in the title I know it is 40 yrs old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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True, but what is the answer? Busing would never work and just trigger a wave of white flight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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Controlled Choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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I don't know what that means. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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Look it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Not a chance. White parents aren't idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Great quote on the idea of mixing the races in school http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/alberteins133991.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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love that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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Me 2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Who gives a crap? Since race is socially constructed, why do we need different races altogether, in the first place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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No one beliefs that other than a few lefty sociologists trying to hold on to their jobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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^believes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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The OP is advocating the mixing of races in school, is that right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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Y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Has been tried all over the world and does not work. England tried mixing white and non white. Result of mixing was more than a thousand little white girls raped http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/08/27/rotherham-sex-scandal-more-than-160-police-officers-under-investigation-for-ignoring-victims/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Holy Shit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Oh, scary link mom keeps at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Why shouldn't I keep at it? Your silly ideas were tried out and the result was a thousand girls just like my DD being raped [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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Plus one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Click on it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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they're economically segregated, but you could have wealthy blacks in a white area, or housing projects in a wealthy area, thus introducing diversity. Everyone in a zone regardless of color can go to that school. so its not racially but economically segregated as is the entire country. If it turns out poor areas contain a lot of blacks, well, that's reality, but its still not purposefully racially segregated, like the south used to be. I would say, to the contrary, that housing projects are a way of integrating poor areas into wealthy areas (subsidized by tax dollars) that result in allowing those poor people to send their kids to more economically successful areas public schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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This is an erudite statement thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:22 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the most devious thing you have ever done? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Oh wow. Deviousness was kind of built into my career. Outside of that, I kept my evil ex SIL from getting a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:15 PM Flag
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It's so specific I don't want to give details in case she reads the site. In general terms, she had previously lied on a polygraph and gotten away with it. I happened to know her polygraph examiner for this job, and made sure he knew what areas to really probe. She ran out sobbing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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That's....pretty specific. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:32 PM Flag
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A lot of people lie on polygraphs, and you'd be surprised how many leave them in tears! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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How many people take polygraphs as part of a job screening process? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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And have an examiner drill down on a sensitive topic. And lied and got away with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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Security? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:33 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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I busted up an affair. No one knew it was me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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In my youth, a boyfriend left his wallet at my house. I went through it and removed a little piece of paper with a woman's name and phone # on it. He came by the next day to get the wallet. Long story short...neither of us ever mentioned the missing piece of paper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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That is hardly devious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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When I was 16 I convinced my frenemy's parents that she was sleeping with two different boys, her swim coach (total asshole, he was 17) and my brother (atheist man whore, every mom's worst nightmare). We were really close when we were kids, but she got more popular when she got older and bullied me. Her boyfriend was a creepo and felt me up and so she told all her friends that I was a slut and that I should kill myself. I made amends and pretended I was terribly sorry to get her trust. Keep in mind, we were both from a very conservative christian area in the south. I started with little hints, offhand comments, and "concern". Then I added some entries to her diary and stole some condoms from my brother (that was sort of gross) and put them in her backpack. Parents searched her stuff after I made them concerned, and found all of the evidence. Nobody believed the boyfriend when he denied it. She wasn't allowed to apply to any of the top schools and her parents made her go to a Christian College. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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you win [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:26 PM Flag
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^Honestly, the fact that she didn't apply to the top schools is probably the reason I got into an ivy. She was my competition and the chances of two girls from our small school getting in were slim to none. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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good for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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i kind of love you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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revenge is a dish best served cold [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:29 PM Flag
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At boarding school when SAT scores came in, I overheard two of my dorm mates talking about a weekend in January when the junior had gone home with the senior and the senior took the SATs for the junior with her ID. I turned them in. They were both expelled and the senior lost her college acceptance to Georgetown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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They were both bitches and deserved it, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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"Turned them in " how. How could you prove it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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I think they ultimately admitted it. Not sure how they got to that place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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that's not devious - tattle tale, yes. but cheating on SAT's is a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O: When I was young, my boyfriend of five years cheated on me with an intern at his office. Six months after we broke up, they eloped. I pretended to be desperate and upset and slept with him, then I called his mother up (she was a close family friend, almost like a mother to me) and cried about it. The OW/Wife was super pissed and called me a whore, etc. Said it was different because they were married and tried to get his family to cut off contact with me. She didn't show up to Christmas because I was there. Six months later, they were separated. I'm still friendly with him by default and he doesn't know I planned it all out. And that's the story of the most devious thing I have ever done. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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wow. horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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A woman scorned... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Eh, whatever. That's the risk you take when you marry someone for whom you were a rebound. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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well maybe he deserved it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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He did, but it was very manipulative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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all's fair in love and war [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:18 PM Flag
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wow. diabolical and somewhat impressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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i think i love you. i've been looking for revenge strategies to get back at OW and do not have a sufficiently devious mind... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:15 PM Flag
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Get a life. That's the best revenge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:33 PM Flag
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but it's not revenge that she can see or feel... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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I guess sleeping with a married man you can feel.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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Impressive. And I've done some devious wacky shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:16 PM Flag
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What did you cry about, what was the fake complaint [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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I pretended that I felt super guilty and told her he had made me feel "dirty". I told her he had manipulated both of us and that I felt so helpless because he had roped me in again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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It is different bc they're married, but generally you both sound like whores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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Mostly OP. If you're not married it's not cheating. Alls fair until there's a ring on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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That's way too much energy spent on a douche. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:27 PM Flag
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Doesn't sound like she's got much else going on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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It was worth it at the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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They were wrong but so were you. I could never imagine doing this to someone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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They were wrong but so were you. I could never imagine doing this to someone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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* a halo slowly appears * [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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Not at all--I'm no saint. But would YOU do this?? It's so gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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OP is gross. We have some sociopaths on here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:04 PM Flag
[ - ] DS is objectively beautiful little boy. I think this is how crazy MIL is born. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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That is evolution. We are all deceived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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This. We all think our kinda cute kids are gorgeously handsome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:14 PM Flag
[ - ] http://www.ilovmode.com/amazing-apartment-living-room-ideas-that-you-will-like/eye-catching-small-apartment-living-room-idea-with-cute-yellow-white-sofa-set-and-square-wooden-coffee-table-and-yellow-area-rug-also-two-tones-wall-paint-colors-and-white-floor-tile/ 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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^^^ op: thoughts on this design. TIA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:01 PM Flag
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Very mod. I would want a bigger rug. It all looks a bit matchy matchy too - too much all one style. Maybe mix it up with some antiques. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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op: def bigger rug. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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^^^ I agree that it's very matchy matchy. I would probably get white couch instead of white and orange. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Is the furniture made of plastic? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:04 PM Flag
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op: not sure, but I would probably just get all white furniture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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not my taste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Hideous. Looks like the inside of an egg. This is the sort of thing you might see in a mod airport lounge. NO in a house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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Do you have kids? I assume you are single and in PR or marketing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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op: no; 1 dc; married; attorney. Young, and I really like modern, chic, sleek look. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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This looks like a reject design from mad men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Thinking of making steak for friends coming over for dinner. Is there a way to finish it before they get here and then keep then warm for 45-60 minutes without drying out? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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nothing wrong with serving cooled steak, sliced, esp in summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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This. This is the way to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Have everything else ready. Steak only takes a couple of minutes to cook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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I'm nervous about making it because I haven't made it much. Would like to finish it without any distractions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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Definitely don't make anything for company that you aren't totally sure of. Make something you are used to making - will be less stressful that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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Ugh, then I would have to do roast chicken, which I am tired of. Thought teaks would be nicer. Could do a lasagna I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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Just serve the steak. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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Roast chicken is a great dinner to serve to guests. What about a paella? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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That's a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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Not really. Make something else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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Steak cooks so easily, this isn't really necessary. It should rest for 15-20 minutes after cooking already. If you must, under cook by a few degrees and keep in a very low oven. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:02 PM Flag
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Do not do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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You really should let it "rest" a bit after cooking to keep in the juices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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Yes. Just cook it and let it rest until you eat. Totally fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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With aluminum foil to keep warm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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I would just let it rest and serve. It won't be super warm but this is a common approach to serving meat without drying it out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:15 PM Flag
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You could do a chateaubriand, which is really just filet mignon, but roasted in a larger piece in the oven, instead of pan roasted. It's so easy - I vastly prefer cooking something in my oven rather than stovetop or grill when I'm entertaining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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do a room temp steak sliced on a bed of arugula and tomatoes. you can cook the steak and have it done an hour in advance then you let it rest and slice for service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do martial arts studios charge fee for belt promotion tests? What happens if dc fails? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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They gotta make money off you while they still have your interest. You stick with the belt you have until the next test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Also, they actually have to purchase the belts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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There's no way the belt costs what the school is charging for the test! If dc fails, do you have to pay again for the next test? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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IME, they typically wait until they know DC will pass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:15 PM Flag
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Especially with the young ones. They don't want to discourage you early. Get up a several levels and it's a different story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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i've never know a dc to "fail". it's basically a charge for the belt + the graduation "class" and that includes the profit to the martial arts place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:16 PM Flag
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Thanks. My dc was just told he would be tested for the yellow belt soon, so this is all new to me. I would be pretty upset if they let dc fail on dc's very first belt test in front of the whole school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:18 PM Flag
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Of course not. They order the belts at a fraction of the cost that they charge you. Yes you have to pay twice, even three times, though usually they don't risk antagonizing you enough to make you feel like walking. This is how they make money. Most kids are only in the martial arts stuff for a few years, tops. They have to get you while you're there. I think my son was like 8 and had been doing it three years when the instructor took his green belt because he kept talking in class, and bumped him to a white belt for the week. Mistake. We had two weeks left on our paid contract (it was 6 months at a time) and when my son said he wanted to quit, I was like, awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:18 PM Flag
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Most sports are a few years tops at that age, if that. The white belt thing sounds pretty rough, although I'm sure the instructor meant well. Why were you so happy to quit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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I didn't really like going, it was boring as all get out and I was only doing it because my son really liked it. But the second he didn't, I was out of there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:32 PM Flag
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why is it boring for you? it's not your activity! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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It was far enough so that I had to sit there and watch. Sorry, I was bored out of my mind, the studio was hot, I didn't like any of the other parents. Like I said, I stayed 3 more years than I wanted to, but it was tedious as hell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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ugh. not worth it. i only go on occasion, but i tell my nanny to drop him and go get coffee or go shopping! she only stays if she has a friend htere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Great lesson you taught your kid by letting him quit because of a demotion (that was earned by misbehaving) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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+1 This is very un-martial arts, which is all about grit and perseverance. Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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He was 8 years old. It's not like you put Tae Kwon Do on your college application. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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This is not about college at all. If dc lost interest for a while, you were right to quit. If dc was just mad because of the very temporary demotion, you should have told him to stick with it for 6 more months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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That was actually what I had been doing for the previous few months. His interest was lagging and I told him to stick it out because we had paid for it. But 2 weeks from the end I told him he didn't have to go back if he didn't want to. We would only have walked into a pitch for another 6 months and I was done. It was just some dinky little place in a strip mall. Not a huge loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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Under those circumstances I would have done what you did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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You can't keep up everything. Do you really know anyone who did martial arts as a child who has done it into adulthood? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Yes. My BIL. He's 50 years old and is some kind of eleventeen black belt. He has a "dojo" in his basement and we're all as impressed as you would think we are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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I know plenty of people who kept it up until college and benefitted a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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How so? Did they fight off any bad guys? Or just keep in shape and go around telling people they were black belts? Because that's what most people do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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These days, unless you're actually attacked by someone, it's just a big old exercise class. I secretly think that the Asians that teach the class think all the white people are ridiculous, but they are happy to take their money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:20 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted earlier about applying for preK this fall (moving back to city from CT burbs). Here is my list so far (note that since we won't finalize an apartment until next spring I'm applying widely) - what do you think? Do we have a chance in hell for any of these? We are not connected, but DD is super easygoing, very socialable, flexible, likes school, etc. IPS - 45th St or 86th St St Albans School All Souls Garden House York Avenue Preschool St Barts Epiphany Community Nursery School Temple Emanu-El 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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I see you're covering your bases God-wise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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Ha! See below - I'm Christian and DH is Jewish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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you have several child centered schools and then the most traditional preschool in the city. You have Christian and Jewish. Very weird list to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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I'm Christian and my husband is Jewish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Old-fashioned UB poll - house/apt square footage, neighborhood, # of kids, public or private school. 60 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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900 / Hoboken / 1db so no school yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Hey, neighbor! Hoboken here too/1200/1 DC/private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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Can I borrow some square feet from you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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Split the difference? This is the largest unit we've ever had, but we're allllllll the way uptown. There are tradeoffs for sure! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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1400 sq ft/downtown Austin/1/private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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Why are you on this site? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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Transplant from NYC. Also live in an urban environment. Are you the UB police? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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Property downtown is expensive. Did you pay a lot for your place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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Property downtown is expensive. Did you pay a lot for your place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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No, because we bought it 5 years ago when downtown was just starting to take off. I can't believe the prices people are getting now. Bubble city, and it sucks because I work in real estate so I just know the dead horse is looming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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Yeah, we live in Boston and prices are comparable in austin for condos. It is insane! My family lives there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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It really is unbelievable, and there is going to be such a glut of units downtown. Developers are acting like the migration down here is going to continue at the same rate and it just can't. And it's not a downtown culture (yet) as you probably know, so I just don't have a great feeling about it. We really should sell our place, but I don't know where we would move right now/what we could afford TBH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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Are there actually lots of people moving downtown? They are doing so much building and like you say its just not very liveable yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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More and more, but a lot of people are priced out - even on rentals. Units in our building are renting out in the mid to upper $3000s a month (I've even seen $4000 for one of the bigger units) for 2 bedroom, and the salaries just aren't what they are up north. I love living downtown, but that is not the culture here (as you know) - people think we are nuts to have a kid downtown. It's nice though, the trail, Whole Foods, all the restaurants, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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Interesting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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Interesting and a little scary. DH and I are both tied up work-wise with the real estate market here, so it could continue to be great or it could be a disaster. We shall see! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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8000, UES, 2, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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BS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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You don't think anyone owns those townhouses? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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Townhouses are usually more like 5-6000 sf. That would be a GIANT townhouse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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Not going to out myself, but think along these lines http://www.corcoran.com/nyc/Listings/Display/3434332 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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hey! that's my house! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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True [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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4000, Cobble Hill, 3, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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2400/uws/2/private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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1600 sq foot apartment in chelsea, 1 DC in public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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2000, Cobble Hill, 2, public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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950 sq ft, uws, 2 public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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1600, Tribeca, 3, public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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9500, uws, 1 dc, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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Ya think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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3200, NJ, 1, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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1800, Central London, 1, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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19K ? suburbs, 4 kids, both public and private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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you do not have 19 thousand square feet in your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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You're presuming the main house is the only building on a 10 acre property [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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uh huh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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Hmm. This is one of the homes around where we live that we nearly bought 10 years ago before we decided to build ourselves. It was a little too crazy and had no stables. http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2006/11/20/story21.html?page=all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:30 PM Flag
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We currently live in North Andover [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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So assuming a pool house and a guest house and maybe a barn? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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Who counts their barn as square footage? If I throw in my chicken coop and tractor shed, I might hit 25k. So dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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house, 2000, South Pasadena, 2 DCs, public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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Whats the point of this dumb poll? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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2900 sf, UES, 4, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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1400 apt, yorkville, 2, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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House. 2400 sq feet. St. Louis. 2 kids, public (suburban district) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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1600 apt, yorkville, 2, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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House, 1500 sq ft, Pasadena, one kid, not in school yet but probably homeschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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1100 sq ft. apt/Washington Heights/2 kids/public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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1800 / les / 2 / public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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2400/UES/0 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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1750/No.Cal suburb in city limits/1/public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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This is why we moved outta nocal back to nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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House, 3500 sq, Harlem, 3, private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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1200, uws, 2, public and preschool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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800, West Harlem, 2, Private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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1800, nyc, 4 kids public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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