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[ - ] Will the anti-Israel obsessed poster or posters PLEASE move to Gaza already and see how lovely it is living under the Hamas regime? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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You are confusing anti-violence with anti-Israel. You can not demand that everyone who speaks up for dead children move to Israel or accuse them of being an anti-semite, anti-Israel, or pro-Hamas. The world is not this black or white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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^^ sorry, I meant move to Gaza. You clearly do not want them to move to Israel! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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Thank god I live in the U.S.A. and can freely express my views. I refuse your recommendations to move to either Gaza or Israel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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The exterminationist anti semite is here all the time. It is the same anti black poster. The same people hate Jews and hate blacks and post anti black articles like http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1503253_Craigslist__Essay_by_a_Teacher_in_a_Black_School.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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Z, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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Read the world news. There are many who are horrified of the killings in Gaza, but still supporters of Israel. Please don't boil it all down to anti-semitism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:18 PM Flag
[ - ] My dcs are 7 and 4. Should I take them to San Francisco or Los Angeles when we go to CA for the week? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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When are you going? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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End of August. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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Either would be fun. SF has golden gate park/bridge, the Exploratorium, cable Cars, Alcatraz, for starters..LA has the beaches and Disneyland. You don't have to drive too much in SF, you'll be driving everywhere in LA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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Beaches are better around NYC, frankly, if that is where you are coming from, than LA. Disney is too crowded during school holidays, but the amusement parks are good during off-seasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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A number of CA public schools go back in session in mid-August and the water is way warmer in Southern Calif then NY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:30 PM Flag
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Are you thinking of moving or just lokig for vacay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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Not on your list but San Diego - Legoland, Balboa Park and Wild Animal Kingdom are good for DCs your age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Anybody watching the Hotwives of Orlando on Hulu? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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Even I can't justify something like that, and I'm wasting time on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think animals are capable of recognizing certain "paranormal" entities beyond the range of human sensory perception? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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Put down the bong and make dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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yep, my cat loves the chair that belonged to my grandmother (she was on found dead sitting on this chair) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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Maybe it's just comfortable and why the hell did you keep it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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hey it is a very nice and comfy chair, i can totally see why grandma passed out there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:31 PM Flag
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Some animals can see or hear frequency ranges that human beings can't. Some even have complete different senses (like sharks). There's nothing paranormal about any of that though, it's all well understood scientifically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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Yes. They sense changes in barometric pressure and can sense earthquakes coming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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my cat sensed a carbon monoxide leak in our building at least 16 hours before the detectors and fdny did. he was going ballistic, miau-ing at us non-stop, jumping at the door etc. and we thought he had finally lost it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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hey dimwit this is not paranormal, it is an actual physical thing, gas smells duh and cats have sensitive noses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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me dimwit no know you for said that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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"Beyond the range of human sensory perception" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
[ - ] And now Israel's flares are raining down on a UN school used as a shelter. Good job there, Israel. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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They don't care. Their supporters will just say that it's hamas' fault for storing weapons in the school. And if kids die, its hamas' fault too. Israel has figured out what to say to deny any and all responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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I'm a supporter and not Jewish. That's exactly what I am saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:21 PM Flag
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BS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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If they Israelis aren't actually "targeting" Palestinian children, they must suffer extraordinary incompetence in sighting their weapons. Because they're not getting much else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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Gaza is just to congested with people. Its like dropping bombs on the slums of India, and being surprised that kids and women are dying. That's all you are going to hit, with an odd Hamas character here or there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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^^too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Being used as a shelter? As opposed to the other two that were being used as weapons depots? If there are flares raining down it means time to move to another "shelter" because they are going to bomb this one, although I'm sure Hamas is telling them to stay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Where do you think women and children are being housed, if not in shelters? Where do you want them to go? There is no place to go that is safe from the bombs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Women, what movies do you want to see more of? For instance I would like to see movies show more random parts of the world in a positive light. Not the usual cliche scenes of third world anarachy. Borat is not reality. There are Vegas like nightclubs in Almaty. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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Intelligent movies about the biography of a black scientist and their struggles to get published. They have to work twice as hard to matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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Are you kidding? There are more black scientists in the movies than in real life. Morgan Freeman gets that role every year, and remember the black scientist in Terminator Two [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:31 PM Flag
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Political story about a female steeping into politics and winning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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More stories about families taking care of their elderly grandparents. Stories about senior citizens. It shouldn't be conveyed that after 60 you roll over and wait to die. That's how many view the elderly and I would like to see more Judi Dench like films. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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You should buy a moma membership. There are three movie theaters there which show all sorts of movies from all over the world. English subtitles included. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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More women in the lead roles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Single (widowed) mom here, starting to date again and have been seeing a really great guy who is a divorced dad. We've kept our relationship separate from the kids so far but at some point soon will start interacting and testing the waters. One of my DC has the same name as one of his. Is this something that may cause issues/resentment in DCs if it became a blended family situation? Any tips how to handle? Or am I borrowing trouble? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Of course not; if you set it up so that it's fun, it will be fun for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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Age/gender, OP? I can see tween/teen girls maybe being weird about it if they're going through an "identity seeking" phase and if they are uncomfortable with the relationship generally. But I would just focus on following the usual advice about dating w kids, and blending families, and not make the name thing a big deal. Can you use nicknames etc at home? First-middle name combos? Etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Just called my doctor's office and got his answering service; why do doctors' answering services seem to hire the rudest people? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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they outsource. So they hire an agency/ business, but get whoever the agency/business hires (cheaply). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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and I don't understand why they even have them - all they do is take a message [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Right? After you have to beg them to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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exactly - be one thing if they could set up an appointment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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My doctor's answering service will page doc on call (if necessary). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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they don't people going over their medical details with them, lots of hypochondriacs out there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
[ - ] If only I had kept my Outback Red 10 button henley.....link inside...side note, I've seen it in pink in the wild in the last 3 years. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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Loved the OR 10 button shirt! What next? A comeback of the Forenza oversized shirt?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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From your lips to god's ears! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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that woudl be great imo - loved those sweaters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:00 PM Flag
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Awful. The henley was the same. Just not very flattering on anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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not going for attractive or flattering - they were just comfortable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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also, the ones with the super deep V neck! They could bring those back too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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YES! I had a hot pink one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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OMG, henleys are back in style? I wonder if I still have mine? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:11 PM Flag
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If you do, you need to learn to let go. We're talking late 90s, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Haha, I guess. They were so comfortable, and layered nicely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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I always felt so sloppy. But I guess it was easier. I was fa at HYP, but it wasn't as obvious as it would be today thanks to grunge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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Mid- to late 80s, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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I think there were two rounds - mid-late 80s was this outback red shirt, then late 90s maybe something made of thermal underwear material that was kind of part of the grunge thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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Yes! The waffle henley! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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we had henleys in the 80's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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I think I had them in the 70's and 80's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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it costs $3 to manufacture that thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Outback Red - who sold that brand? I remember buying and wearing but I dont think that was a stand alone store. Was it sold at Express? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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No, The Limited [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I crazy to think we could raise a kid in this apartment? http://streeteasy.com/building/111-4-avenue-new_york/7j 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Of course you could. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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are you and dh on the short side? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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yes, generally small people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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so you will be fine, don't listen to the naysayers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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Not at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:20 PM Flag
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Is it common that NYC real estate listings don't include sq footage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:21 PM Flag
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Totally common, even standard for co-ops. It's actually specifically discouraged by real estate firms due to past lawsuits overstating them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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LOL, "This fantastic loft home won't last", and it's been on the markets for 8 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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is he going in the bedroom and you sleep in the loft or vice versa? There's a reason it's been on the market for a while - youll have to go see to find out why [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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thanks, we own a similar (but smaller) space in the neighborhood and are not ready to upgrade just yet, but thinking about the future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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it comes with a lifetime supply of neck braces [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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Put yourself and your kid out of your collective misery, and go move someplace that is actually comfortable for 3 people. This is for rats in a maze. Good for one person, and MAYBE a couple. With a child? All I can say is, "Poor thing." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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you sound fat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:30 PM Flag
[ - ] FYI, Israel is the size of New Jersey and has a population of 8 million, the Gaza is half the size of nyc and has 1.8 million people. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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I wish we could just cut that part of the world off, detach it with a shove from the foot and send it hurdling through space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Well you'd be losing out on a lot then. Have you seen what Israel has been up to lately with regard to tech? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:11 PM Flag
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There's this amazing new app called yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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Yup, keep telling yourself that's all that's coming out of Israel. The bigots on the internet are always the most ignorant and least educated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Forgot Sodastream. My bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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LOL, ILY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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Let them use it for themselves and befriend the Pallies. They can start calling them the Pals and means it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Gaza is a prison and the jailers are shocked to find the prisoners aren't thrilled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Haven't been inside many prisons, have you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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Have you been inside Gaza? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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whose fault is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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whose fault that you have not been inside Gaza? Or whose fault that the people of Gaza don't leave? Where will they go? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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Gaza is not a place of incarceration for people who have been convicted of crimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Is Egypt a jailer too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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They're more like being paid to look the other way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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you do realize nyc population is 8 million? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:04 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O: I've seen some crazy things. I've seen a mother hang up the phone with her grown daughter and say "She's such a bitch." Then a few weeks later post a meme about how family is everything and her daughter is such a blessing. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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Facebook is just what they want you to think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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How is this crazy? - dd was probably driver her bat shit crazy so she called her a bitch....fleeting moment in time only - you realize you can be upset with someone and still love them and consider them blessings, right?!? No I guess you don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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You only see the positive on FB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Why so much hate against Israel and Jews lately on UB? Jealous much? Signed, Half Catholic, Half Muslim mom 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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Just curious, but how can you be half Catholic, half Muslim? I get that your mom was one and your dad the other, but are you observant? Can you do both?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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I was raised Muslim but we still celebrate some Christian holidays and I've been to church with my mom and grandparents multiple times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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Do you go to a progressive mosque? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Jealous? Honey, as a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant in America, there's pretty much no one for me to be jealous of. If I were only male, I'd be in the ranks of the luckiest people on the planet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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as long as you don't live in the ozarks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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who raped whom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:26 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm so jealous of friends in other cities who have large numbers of friends who they vacation with and visit at each other's homes. I live in NYC with 3 kids, and we just don't have this. When we make friends, they either end up moving or get weirdly competitive or something (I'm thinking of parents at DC's school). Anyone move out of the city and find they made more friends? 62 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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Sure. In Most cities in America it is easier than Ny. NY is a tournament hard to make friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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Money is less of an issue in the rest of the USA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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OP: Do you think it would be easier in L.A.? Or similar to NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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Easier in most of Los Angeles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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OP: That's what I've been telling DH. But he tells me that Californians have a reputation of being nice to your face, but fake inside, so that I wouldn't like it. He feels that New Yorkers are more authentic, but I just get depressed seeing everyone's friends and family-friendly social life on facebook, and my lack of it in NYC. (We do love NYC otherwise, though). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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Hubby is wrong. In south pasadena the moms are genuine earnest sincere .. Come spend a week in s pasadena [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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South Pas is absolutely on my list! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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Rent here for two weeks and check it out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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We should do this! How are your schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Good. Mnot as good as Scarsdale but just as good as anything in Manhattan other than Stuy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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lausd is full of thugs but S Pasadena has its own district. No thugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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He's confusing that for the south, Dallas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Lots of people moving in and out of NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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you don't really want this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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Those burb couples have a lot of drama going on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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how so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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alcoholism, infidelity, abuse etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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Oh ok, never mind then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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OP: Maybe. But I'm also tired of the "drama" in NYC. Here is an example. I ask a mom who I thought I was friendly with at DC's school what teacher her DC had for next year. She answers "I don't know". Meanwhile, her child is telling my child in great detail the name of the teacher she has next year, etc. Its so weird that I don't even know how to understand it. Competitive? God knows. But this kind of stuff keeps happening when I try to build up friendships in this city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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np: what school has already notified of classes and teachers? ours waits until late August and I heard that was the norm. so maybe the kid is making stuff up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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yep fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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OP: No. We got class assignments on the last day of school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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maybe switch neighborhoods? we moved from a more expensive neighborhood in SF to a less expensive one (of course still expensive, but you know what i mean) and the parents were much more down to earth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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This. Like move from Park avenue to Cobble Hill to find frindlier people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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np Actually, the fanciest people with the oldest money are the nicest and most friendly, in my experience. The nouveau strivers are the absolute worst--and there are a lot of them (especially at private schools). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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maybe nice and exceedingly polite but not friendly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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I agree very nice but their habits and lifestyle involve long established habits and commitments and will not include vacationing with someone from their dc's school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:21 PM Flag
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OP: we live in Manhattan, so I guess by definition its all expensive. But we don't live on Park Avenue or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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Move to queens. Moms are nicer in Douglaston [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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but poorer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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But nicer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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We moved to another state with basically no connections and have 5X friends we had in NYC. We honestly thought we smelled or something when we lived in NY. We don't vacation with people b/c we don't like doing that, but friends to visit and have dinner with, we have now and didn't before. No idea why this was so for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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Common experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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OP: God, this is what I want so badly now. Just nice people visiting for dinner and such. Where did you move? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Texas (I know, urban baby anathema, but we love it). For example, we just saw some people for breakfast at their home on Sunday. Had a fun time. DH said as we left, "did you notice they didn't try to compete about anything? They just had fun with us and our kid. huh." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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that's loser talk right there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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Hah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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This is true. But you have to understand that every miserable pathetic Manhattan mom on UB consoles herself by making fun of Texans. Kind of the way the fat girls in middle school would get together to bully the retarded girl. Only way they could feel good was abusing someone else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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This. Hook Em! [ Reply | More ]
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Gig Em! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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Sic Em! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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+1 I grew up in NYC and while my family is there and I have good friends from growing up, I've lived in Texas for 20 years and it is just so much more fun. People are more willing to be social and invest in friendships instead of constant competition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Most of america is like this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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OP: This is depressing:( I grew up in Michigan back in the day where brown-skinned Indian people were something of a novelty and excluded. So I was very excited to live in NYC with its incredible diversity and tolerance. But now, many parts of American appear to be changing, and are perhaps more appealing then I remembered growing up. And I now yearn for more of a community feel for my children... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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Are you Indian? check out diamond bar California. You will like it. And children are happiest growing up in a community with many children that look like them, not happy being the only one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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Texas person from above. The big cities outside NYC have really diversified. Houston is truly amazing on the score, for example, and we really didn't expect it before we moved. What they don't offer is the walking, urban lifestyle we had in Brooklyn, but you make the trade offs you need to make. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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OP: My brother used to live in Houston a few years back (worked at their medical center, which was amazing)-- I loved visiting him there. And the people were ridiculously friendly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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they are. TX is all about let's mix up some margaritas and whoever shows up we're glad to see them. People are good conversationalists and really enjoy the company of others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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Huge sections of austin are pedestrianized and full of Indians and knowledge workers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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2nd Texas person, Dallas is great too. Not a walking lifestyle either but very diverse and yes lots of Indians (not sure if you are Indian). I hate listening to my NYC friends hate on TX. It's a great place to live (except today when it's 102 lol!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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Yes but Dallas has a great pedestrian lifestyle on McKinney avenue. My DD loves the streetcar and we walk to and from the West Village development and ride bikes on the Katy trail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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You're right. Although that will not be a nabe with lots of young families, unless you're living on the HP side of the Katy Trail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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^^but to be honest for OP, none of the TX cities are a 100% pedestrian no-car lifestyle like NYC. There are degrees, but I can't imagine not having a car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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Go south or to flyover. People are so much nicer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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OP: I keep thinking southern California since my family all moved there over the years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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The nicest people are in Laguna and S Pasadena. If you have massive money please move to Laguna. If moderate money move to S Pasadena [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:20 PM Flag
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Moderate money. (I'm a doctor). I keep hearing great things about S.Pas. I am of indian background-- will we fit in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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I live in the city. Stop caring so much. Yes, NYC CAN be transient but so can many other places. Don't buy into the competitiveness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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L o l [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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R o f l m f j a o [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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It's a space issue. We lived in 2,400sq/ft apartment and never had people over. Now we live in a house with a big yard and grill and have people over all of the time and definitely have made more, new family friends more quickly than NYC. NYC was more about going out with other couples at night than spending relaxed time together with other families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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