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[ - ] NYU has cancelled semester in Israel -- rather than just allowing students not to go if they don't want to. Yet they have campus in Abu Dhabi. Time to tell NYU not to look for jews for money. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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um maybe it's because of the DANGER factor???? Abu Dhabi doesn't have bombs everyday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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+1000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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Nobody is dropping bombs in Abu Dhabi, and vice versa. Calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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yeah but I bet you will also argue that Israel is perfectly safe and has no reason to really defend itself... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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and the first student that gets hurt would sue the school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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So if they get mugged in NY, then can sue the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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They have a campus in Israel or just study abroad? I know they prostituted themselves to the Arab oil money but Israel too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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Are you serious? There isn't a war taking place in Abu Dhabi. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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I have to agree with you. Israelis are trying to live their life as normally as possible so who is NYU protecting? no one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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The students!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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This! WTH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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WTH? all other universities are open. They are trying to live their life. These students just lost a semester. Life in Israel isn't like the US but they have to keep going [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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That argument could be used for any country on Earth (they are trying to live their lives). The students in Israel don't have a choice -- they're Israeli students. An American university would open itself up to huge liabilities if it sent American students to a warzone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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If I was an Israeli student I would think twice before considering NYU from now on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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You sound profoundly retarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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this is your argument? hmmm --np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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that is not logical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:31 PM Flag
[ - ] I admire my best friend for have the confidence to say 'kids aren't for me. I like my loubituons too much. I like my vacations and dinners out'. She's early 30's and married, I think it's awesome that she can be so open and sure about how she feels. With that being said, I adore my kids and would never ever trade my life, but sometimes I think about what I would have done had not have been a mom- How about you? Me- I would be working in fashion and I feel confident I would be one of the best in my field, as it would be my top priority. I still have my job, but it is part time and not my main priority. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 08.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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different strokes for different folks. anyway, if everyone had kids there would be too many people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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op: You're absolutely right. I don't think she should or should not have kids, she knows what works for her, but I love her ability to be vocal about it and not be afraid to say she likes the luxuries of being childless too much to have children. It's awesome to be so confident in a decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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that's amazing for her then. but don't you feel you have been confident in your decisions? women do too much tearing down and not enough propping up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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ITA - OP seems to imply that she's not confident in her decisions. Is that the case OP or am I misunderstanding your post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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OP: Oh no. I am very confident in our decision to have kids, which I think many people are. We wanted (and want) our kids so SO bad. I am simply saying, not many are as vocally confident about NOT having children and why. Especially not from my small midwestern town. I am proud of her for being secure to admit that she doesn't want kids. Many of us are vocal about how much we want kids, including myself. I wouldn't change my life for a second. All I'm saying is, it makes me proud of her and think what I would have done if I had felt the way she did. Where I come from, it is NOT common to hear someone speak this way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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She might get to her mid 40's and realize that she was wrong and it would be too late. Not saying that everyone should have kids. But I know enough people who thought that when younger only to frantically embark on all kind of fertility treatments in their 40's in a desperate attempt to have at least one child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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Or she might not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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seriously. having kids is not for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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OP: I agree with you. She will genuinely not ever want kids. I have seen her seriously squirm when my kids slobber, cry, or touch her with slobber hands. lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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this, see it all the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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I dont. I am 38 and still dont want kids. I am just like OP's friends, happily married and do not want kids. I have no desire to clean dirty poop, feed or spend at least 18 years worrying myself sick about the condition of a child. There are just so many more negatives to being a parent in my mind, than positives. I'd rather not roll the dice and find out whether I have a good kid or the next Charles Manson. So nope, I opt out! No regrets now and I doubt I ever would have any in a few years when I am 45. I'm actually considering getting my tubes tied so I dont have to deal with birth control anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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I'm glad you're happy with your choice but I think you're in the minority. No snark intended but why are you on Urbanbaby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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Not so much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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Sometimes I wished that I didn't want kids. Having kids is tough. But I have always had a nagging feeling that my life would not be complete without my kids, and I cannot imagine life without them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:44 PM Flag
[ - ] The Officer Wilson support page is at $207k in just 4 days, versus the Michael Brown page at $153k in 8 days. AMERICA IS SPEAKING! STAND UP FOR HEROES! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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Spam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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Wow. Reading Rainbow got 1 million in 11 hours. Indeed. America is speaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there any way to tell my boss that I'm completely overwhelmed? I cried at work (not in front of anyone) for the first time this morning. I currently manage 10 smaller-scale clients, when in the past I'd work one or two big ones. These small clients are just as demanding, despite their smaller budgets. I am unable to be fully invested and feel like everything is frenetic. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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I should also add that I am the only one at my level who has more than 5 clients, and the others at my level have dedicated staff. It's just me on this account and I feel like I have to nag to get others to concentrate on these smaller clients, because they're being pulled to the larger clients. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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I would not say overwhelmed, but inform boss that these smaller clients demand as much time as a bigger one and you want to discuss. are there ways to cut corners, are they charging smaller ones enough given the time needed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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I like this approach. We are charging the smaller ones enough and the irony is we don't have enough headcount to bill enough hours against their projects! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Fairfield County, CT or Westchester mom's here? I love it here, but do you miss the city like I do? Won't go back until the kids are older, but man do I miss the LIFE that is constantly in motion in the city! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 08.22.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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i'm happy to visit the city. sometimes it's tempting, but as i said below, unaffordable. and yes we have a hhi of 2mm+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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op: Good for you. We are WAYYYY below that and lived in the city on a lot less. It was hard, but doable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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op: NOT snarky at all. Sorry, didn't clarify that :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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no, i get that. everyone has different ideas of how they want to live, what they need, etc. so the price points are going to be different for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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We moved to Fairfield county 2 years ago and it's paradise!! I lived on the UES for 6 years and I wouldn't go back for all the money in the world! The dirt, the uncivilized people that you had to encounter, the total lack of manners, the bums, just all terrible IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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I posted below about staying at a friend's apt. It was fun, but so happy to be back in CT (ff cty). I love it here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Speaking of uncivilized people. Totally agree! I just moved to NJ a few months ago. Still come into the City for work everyday, and I already cannot stand all the rude people I have to deal with on the streets, in the subway, etc. I know life in the City is competitive, but, really, do you have to act like an animal...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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In CT. Yes, I miss the city but I cannot imagine having my 2 young kids there. I don't feel like we could afford the kind of life we want in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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Mom's what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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np: stfu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Been dieting and doing so well (down almost 20 pounds!). Last night I had some wine and then ate 3 slices of pizza at 9pm. I woke up and i'm super puffy and bloated, dammit pizza and PMS. I have a slinky dress to fit into tomorrow! How can I get rid of this bloat by tomorrow evening? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Lots of water and very limited salt today, more water and caffeine (and still very limited salt) tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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OP: Coffee is good?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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Duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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Mixed green salad with lemon juice, no gluten today, and tons of water! Oh, and a few Gas X pills [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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go for a run, it probably won't do anything but make you feel better about it. great job on the weight loss [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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Water, black coffee, cardio, sauna. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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oh and good job on the -20 lbs! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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Eats lots of fruits and raw veggies, go for a run, drinks lots of water [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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Great job! How long did it take you and what was your secret to losing 20lbs? You inspire me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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Op: I shouldn't inspire you! It's a battle. I have been doing Nutrisystem for about 3-4 months. I love it. I haven't been working out too much, but once my kids are back in school that will be added in too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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Any diuretics- coffe, green tea, coconut water. What was your method? Weight watchers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I live in the suburbs of NYC. I recently took my family into the city for a few nights to stay at a friends apt. While it was fun walking around and doing touristy type stuff I couldn't get over the prices. The same yogurt in the burbs is a dollar more in the city. Lunch for a family of four? Easily $75. I guess I haven't fully lived there in about eight years, but I couldn't get over how expensive it is!!! 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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Lunch for a family of four is about $100. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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We were at Le Pain Quotidien. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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its a chain. it costs the same in the burbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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Probably though I have never been to one in the burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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That is why your comparison is so silly. You are comparing some place you know close to home to a random chain you chose to go to in NYC. In our local diner full breakfast of 2 eggs, potatoes, freshly squeezed orange juice, and coffee is $6 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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I'll have to check out the one in new canaan, but i bet it's cheaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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cheaper than $6? please let me know... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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I seriously doubt that- rent alone would make a 10-20% difference in total price if they differentiated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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it is same price everywhere whether it makes sense or not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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it depends where you go and where you shop. I feel that the suburbs are more expensive... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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well, enlighten me...where do you shop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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Trader Joes costs the same as anywhere else, cheese at our local West Side market is amazing and is less than in the suburbs for much better options, we have ethnic vegetable shop where vegetables are not expensive at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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I have never gotten over the prices for meat in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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YOu get chicken cutlets for less than $1.99/lb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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This is why these women are always complaining about being poor even though they have a HHI of $300,000. I live in a beautiful town in CT and we live like kings on $575,000. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Op: I live in CT too, actually. And we have a HHI of 2mm + and I don't think we could live in the city. I guess we could, but we wouldn't be saving a lot. bet. the cost of an apartment, private schools and a second home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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We're in Fairfield county and it's such a beautiful place! My DH says I'm like the TV show "Under the Dome"...if it doesn't occur under the dome of our town I just can't be bothered. LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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i agree. it is so beautiful here and i rarely leave my town. i do love it here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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NP: Seriously, you are asking to be parodied by Gawker... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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Lol. You realize $575,000 is a pretty royal salary anywhere right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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np: no way. not in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Eye-roll. Not amongst those who work in the alternate reality that is finance (or who are married to those who work in finance). Otherwise, it is, absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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sure, if you want to live like shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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we are this kind of family and suburbs would be much more expensive for us because I WORK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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yes, live on UES and have noticed a huge increase in food prices the past few yrs. Yogurt costs $1 more as do almost everything. Butter and bacon cost several dollars more and the stuff never goes on sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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2 years ago we lived on the UES and I went to Target once a week to do my grocery shopping because things were crazy expensive in the stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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and even at Target in the city, every item is at least 50 cents more than in burbs. box of pasta $1.80 vs burbs for closer to $1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Food is peanuts compared to rent and childcare costs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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unless you are buying your yogurt at the deli, I would have to disagree. Live in NYC and vacationed this year in WV and NC shore, not super touristy areas, we rented houses. The cost of groceries is pretty much the same. The only thing cheaper outside of NYC were gas and cigs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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I can get chick nuggets on sale in burbs at $3 per pack and normal price in the city is $6. same exact item! yogurt, cereal...it all cost much more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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There are certain high end shops (like Whole Foods) which are more expensive, but you can get your groceries here for pretty much the same as in the burbs. Trader Joe's is very cheap, my local Chinese supermarket has very cheap fruits and veggies. We also have Costco and BJs if you wish to shop in bulk. Plus your regular supermarkets like Walbaums are pretty much the same as anywhere else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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op: not really. the diapers at CVS were $13.99 a pack vs. 10.99. The rents are just higher. Square footage more expensive. you can't get around that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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Of course the rents are higher. Most people buy diapers online, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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that was just one example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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the only real difference in cost of living is housing and childcare. The rest can be controlled if you are watching $$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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or if you want to have a car and need to pay for a garage. don't you also get slapped with a 5% city tax on salary? That is not insignificant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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we park on the street but most done need a car [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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^^ but if you try to replicate suburban life in NYC it will be more expensive. You have to embrace the positive the city has to offer and give up the suburban expectations [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:32 PM Flag
[ - ] WOHMs of 2 or more kids in NYC, how old where the kids when you where able to stop employing a nanny and cut down your childcare expenses? TYIA 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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Latchkey kid in 4th grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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do you have just 1 child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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When you vest was in 4th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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how old where the older kids? My oldest is very capable of being a letchkey kid but two younger siblings are different. I think having more than one at home alone is more problematic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Other was in middle. So, they each came home alone. It was fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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My oldest is going into 5th and gets home alone and is usually home alone since nanny is out with 2 younger kids at that point. My 2nd dc is starting K in the fall and my youngest will be home with ft nanny. I want to have youngest start nursery school next year but we can't afford nursery school + nanny. Do I just forgo nursery school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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The age when you can trust them to be home alone all day.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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So how old was your youngest? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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I never had a nanny. My parents watched my kids until they were three at which time they started nursery school. DH picks the kids up from nursery school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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do you mean daycare from 8-6. So what happened when one of them started school that ends at 2:30 and the two kids where at two different locations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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I have family that can help with that but I guess your question is when is it safe to send kids home al alone. I'd say around sixth grade (maybe fifth depending on the kid). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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I am trying to figure out when I can at least get rid of ft nanny. My oldest is 10 and comes home alone, does hw etc. My youngest are only 5 and 2 1/2. My 5 yo is starting K and I would really like to have the youngest start nursery school but I can't afford both nanny and nursery unless I dip into savings [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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I would feel safe leaving the 10 year old with the 5 year old but the 2 1/2 year old needs too much supervision IMO. What about an after - school sitter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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That is what I am wondering about. When I do the math though and add up all the days off, sick days + summer and take into consideration that pt sitter as more per hour than ft nanny I think we will stick with ft nanny this year. Do I apply for nursery schools for the following year though? We really can not afford ft nanny + nursery but I feel it would be better for youngest to start something at 3 yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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Never had a nanny. Variety of different set-ups in terms of picking kids up from school (my mom, they had sports practice, etc.). To get more to your question I guess, they started staying home alone for short periods of time when the oldest was 10, youngest was 8. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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TY. This is what I am asking. I don't have family who can help so my only option is a nanny. After-school + ft daycare is more $$ then 1 nanny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
[ - ] My fat butt is down 17lbs today. Not telling friends or family, this process is for me, but it feels good to say it "out loud" to someone. I may have to decide on a fun Halloween costume in a few weeks or schedule family photos that I have been avoiding. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Congrats! How did you do it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Great work! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Good for you! i have lost 17, but have to say I've gained back a few. Back to it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
[ - ] White privilege - fact or myth? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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sadly it's a fact [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Fact [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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Fact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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Being born white is like getting to start the game a few spaces ahead on the game board. How you then play the game is up to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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Totally a fact. When I was in college, I needed to carry a TV set across campus at about 10 pm. It was cold so I put a hat and coat on and was hurrying across campus carrying a TV. Stopped by campus police. The minute I took off my hat and the security guard got a look at me, he offered me a ride. I'm a white female. Now suppose I was black male? How do you think the story would change? White privilege is real and because it is so real and so widespread, most white people don't even notice it. It's all around us, like the air. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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Fact, of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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FACT....thank the Lord!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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How so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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How do you thank Jesus, our Lord and Savior? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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You just pray dummy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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It is a fact, but it is less than it used to be. There is male privilege too. There is class privilege which is probably even stronger. Many of us have something to overcome and need to persevere. Immigrant groups know this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Give me a break. Some of us have more to overcome than others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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Fact. BUT - if black people stopped committing (relatively) so much crime - white privilege would rapidly erode. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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No it wouldn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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White privilege includes the ability to be seen as an individual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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^^^I meant to reply to the post above you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:37 PM Flag
[ - ] I work from a coffee shop regularly. Can I deduct any of the coffee from my taxes as a business expense? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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No. Not even a little bit. If you had a formal work meal, it would be different. Client or team meeting, after hours meal on work property, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Nope. Work out the costs; if you're spending several bucks a day on latte and little treats, it might be worth renting a cowering space, which is deductible. Some of them even have free coffee--though probably not as delightful as Starbucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Grammar Moms: Me either or me neither? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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Neither. But if you want to get really correct about it, you probably are looking for "neither do I" or something similar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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^ Wait - back up a second - context? Is it something like, "She did not give a gift to me, either" or more like, "I don't like chocolate." "Me, neither"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Neither is correct, but it falls into the category of vernacular, i.e. informal speech. Re the example below: "I don't like chocolate," a more correctly response would be "I don't either." Or, alternatively, "You DON'T????" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Does a manager need his management approval to fire someone or can he do it on his own? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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Depends on company policy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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What happens in most cases? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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he goes and talks to someone about firing you and they meet with HR to make sure it's all cool, and then they fire you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Jenna Wolfe expecting baby #2 in February. It's a girl! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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who is jenna wolfe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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Today Show anchor- usually on weekends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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oh jeez. who give a flying f*ck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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Lesbian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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And your point is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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Sorry. TV lesbian on Today Show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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np: i love how just cause she's a lesbo people think she's so wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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i think she's wonderful bc she's a lesbian and proud and on tv! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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this kind of stuff is so problematic in society now. why should sexual orientation even be a topic of conv. who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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At least a couple of the posters here, clearly. And I don't think you mean "problematic". I think you mean "commonplace" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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no, i think it's problematic how everyone feels the need to shove their sexual orientation in faces or make it a huge topic of discussion. i'm not anti gay, but i also don't feel like i need to hear about it just as if you are hetero i don't need to hear about that either. bigger fish to fry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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She doesn't shove her sexuality in anyone's face. She just shared a picture of her family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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exactly. it's the or who posted "lesbian" op just said jenna wolfe was a today show anchor, then probably the or labeled and chimed in. it's much more common for straight people to point out gay people quite honestly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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okay. I guess you brought it up here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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So [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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She's the one Tiki called the C word (thus accellerating his downfall . . .) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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Who's sperm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:19 PM Flag
[ - ] When am I going to get my child's 3rd grade test scores? It's been a week since they were realeased to the media, so where are the individual results? DOE, wtf? 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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They are purposefully withholding the information. Jerks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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Why? What's the point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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Control, anti test agenda [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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It's summer. Students are supposed to be on vacation. The scores will still be the same when they are released after school starts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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This information is for the PARENTS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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Meh. It's for the parents, teachers, students, schools, and state. It's better to release the stats when everyone is back in school and can act on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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The teachers and state have the information. Why do you think parents shouldn't get it at the same time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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It's school-related. It's better to distribute it while school is in session, so there is someone available when parents start emailing and calling with their follow-up questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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You don't have a child in NYC public school. Parent dont call with follow up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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Do you honestly believe the parents who are checking the website daily for the scores, and claiming there is some sort of conspiracy to manipulate the scores, are not going to be calling & emailing their DCs' teachers and other school personnel to complain or ask what it all means? These people are neurotic to the core about this stuff; they are like dogs with bones, and they will not stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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Lol. You do t talk to your teacher about it! What do you mean by "somone is available?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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The teachers don't get the information either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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Really? Then why does my child have summer homework? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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That's a crime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Because you chose poorly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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?? Do you mean because we don't attend private school? How rude! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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Because you don't watch enough movies and recognize good quotes. But it's not a big deal, regardless; we're all just worm food in the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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That's ridiculous considering they were released to the press. If the press has a right to know so do the parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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My guess is they are better than expected. Current administration is anti test. If parents are pleased with results, they lose. In addition they are trying to make them "less important" but by hiding them - it is having the opposite effect. Just upload them for crying out loud. On the first day of school when parents get together and start complaining it will be an even bigger deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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But they already released the aggregate results to the press. Why withhold the info from parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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It just makes them look like they're hiding or manipulating something. By withholding they seem less than transparent/foster distrust. I just don't see the upside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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This x millions. They are idiots who don't have a clue about constitutes. More interested in horses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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They want parents to know their place. The DOE is in charge and will get to it when they feel like it. Farina hates parents. This should be obvious from all of her statements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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Biggest question for me is whether any suburban school districts or other NY cities like Albany or Buffalo have already given the scores to parents. If they have not done so yet, it seems pretty silly to act as if there is some de Blasio or Farina conspiracy theory. There are a million school children in NYC and each score has to be entered into ARIS, I assume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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^^^Any parents who live in Westchester or Long Island out there? Did you already get your dc's scores? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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They don't matter to us, they are not used for middle or high school selection [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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Do you have a child in NYC public system? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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The release date has never been coordinated with the test of NY state just as cut off dates are not. Bloomberg released quickly. He had nothing to hide and believed in parents having information. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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You seem to have no cle. Every year the aris system is updated within a few days after the state release. This year, the DOE has decided to withhold the scores for 3 weeks. It is a conscious decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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So when exactly are we going to be informed about the scores? Do you have this info? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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You will have to ask Farina that since she has said two different things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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Ugh. It hasn't even been a year and I am now counting the days until BdB leaves office. Saw today that Eva Moskowicz will probably run next election. I used to hate her, but I would rather have her in charge at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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I am guessing that they decided to wait until some of the school staff is back. In summer, I think it's mostly principals and parent coordinators who are actually in the school. By waiting until APs and maybe guidance counselors I'm not sure who exactly comes back before labor day, but it's at least some of the staff in that last week, they can more effectively field parent questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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Such bullshit. If you have questions, you can contact the nysed and they will get back to you within 48 hours. This is not being done to help parents and students. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:38 PM Flag
[ - ] As of July 17, 2014 there were 1,048 cases of Ebola and 632 deaths. As of August 21 there are 2,473 cases and 1350 deaths. That math is not comforting. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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Not in america or europe = not a concern [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:03 PM Flag
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This is what happens when outside countries and companies go into a continent they do not understand and then screw with the ecosystem and the internal cultures. Reap; sow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:04 PM Flag
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PANIC!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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I am not panicking but that's a fucking jump for 30 days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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You need more data points to know the function of growth. This could be asymtotic or parabolic. Can't tell without more data [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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no one's denied that it would spread in Africa - but there will not be a similar issue in a first world country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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look at HIV, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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Also, with more patients, more chances of the virus mutating into something more transmissible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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"most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That is not stupidity or weakness. It is just human nature." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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There is no use talking about science and facts with people on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:53 PM Flag
[ - ] FARINA, where are the test scores?! Why are you hiding the information from parents?! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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Farina here. Calm down, I'm still calculating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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Calculating what? You have had the information for over a month [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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Do all the other NY state school parents have them already? If they don't, then why is Farina the one "hiding" the information? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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NY State school systems do not coordinate. The information has been released statewide, but individual scores have not. In addition, the scores are not used in the same way by other systems. Lastly, the information is available and has been released earlier under other administrations, so the question is not IF she is withholding, it is WHY SHE IS WITHOLDING [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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I don't like her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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+10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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See my post above: I'm guessing she withheld until some of the school staff were back. I know at least some of them come back the week before labor day. Before that, it's a skeleton staff of just principal and parent coordinator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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