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[ - ] Name poll for dd: Elizabeth. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Everyone's middle name! [ Reply | More ]
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] i want to do matchy matchy names for twins, genders are unknown at this point. any suggestions (other than "don't")? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Jillian and Julian. :D [ Reply | More ]
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dane and edna [ Reply | More ]
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Catherine and Caroline [ Reply | More ]
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sonja and jonas [ Reply | More ]
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Dorothea/Theodora [ Reply | More ]
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Freddie and Flossie [ Reply | More ]
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Nan and Bert [ Reply | More ]
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Brenda and Brandon [ Reply | More ]
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Ben and Jerry [ Reply | More ]
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Caroline and Charlotte (they are both feminine forms of Charles). For that matter, Charles and Caroline/Charlotte for b/g [ Reply | More ]
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Ruby & Pearl [ Reply | More ]
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Tom and Tim [ Reply | More ]
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Tim and Jim [ Reply | More ]
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Donald and Ronald [ Reply | More ]
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tic and tac [ Reply | More ]
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Blaise and Isabel [ Reply | More ]
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Nadia, Aidan, Diana [ Reply | More ]
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Cindy and Bobby [ Reply | More ]
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Myrna and Armyn [ Reply | More ]
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Kourtney and Khloe [ Reply | More ]
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Claire and Jamie [ Reply | More ]
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Dumb and Dumber [ Reply | More ]
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Dorcas and Scardo [ Reply | More ]
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Nicholas and Nathaniel (Nick and Nate), Margaret and Penelope (Daisy and Poppy), John and Jane, Theodore (Theo or Teddy) and Theresa (Tessa) [ Reply | More ]
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Larry and Lenny [ Reply | More ]
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Lester and Esther [ Reply | More ]
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Bob and Boob [ Reply | More ]
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Alice and Celia [ Reply | More ]
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Drake and Radek [ Reply | More ]
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Dido and Fido [ Reply | More ]
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Jaime and Cersei [ Reply | More ]
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Linda/Laura, Jessica/Jennifer, Tiffany/Stephanie, Timothy/Anthony [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Poor Bernie. He really never had a chance or opportunity. It's was all stolen from him by Clinton and her demons 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:29 PM Flag
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FIVE ! [ Reply | More ]
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Count your own desperate posts Hillary. [ Reply | More ]
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Have you considered medication for your obsessiveness and paranoid delusions? [ Reply | More ]
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It's all out there for all to see what she has done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Can we do a rental poll? List your neighborhood and the amount you pay in rent? (NYC) 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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- UWS-- 2br --4,700 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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ues 1br doorman, fireplace, 1000square feet $3200 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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Harlem next to Morningside Park, 2 br, 2 bath, $2,300, 24x7 doorman, live in super, rent stab. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:27 PM Flag
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nice. is it safe at night? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:29 PM Flag
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No, the year we moved there were several shootings IN OUR BLOCK. Zoned public school sucks (ELA-Math test scores under 20%). Tons of west african immigrants around who are used to eat chicken in the sidewalk and just drop the bones in the stop when they are done (mind you, trash can is just a few feet away from them). Moral of the story: there's no free lunch, just trade-offs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:32 PM Flag
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wow. I am sorry. It's SO hard to figure out this rent thing in NYC. Bottom line - do you think the safety of the nabe is the most important thing and does that trump the quality of the apartment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:35 PM Flag
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I moved before kids, after kids, it becomes all about safety imho. The shootings happened bf my oldest DC was born. The reality is that upper Manhattan has tons of gangs still, but my DH works in upper Manhattan, so the risk wouldn't have been removed completely by avoiding the area altogether. Also, my DH didn't want to commute in crowded subways any longer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:40 PM Flag
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Aren't you zoned for ps 180? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:35 PM Flag
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Yep. This year it improved marginally from the year in which I made the decision to avoid it altogether: Math 21%, ELA 24%. Sorry, but that is not good enough for my kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:42 PM Flag
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Accurate description. Washington Heights here - same. These neighborhoods are not completely gentrified so you must compromise. A lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:35 PM Flag
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In your area, the mix of people is different, more Dominican and PR. You have to deal more with noise contamination (say, reggaeton music) than with west african males behaving as if women were their servants. These guys also tend to occupy the entire sidewalk and wouldn't even see you coming with the stroller. It's as if women and kids are invisible to them. It improved recently with the removal of a mosque in Douglas and 116th. [ Reply | More ]
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The men in WH also hang out on the sidewalks and like catcalling. However, I must admit that most of them are gentlemen and will offer help with the stroller/bags if they see me struggling. Friendly for the most part, so you are correct, probably not as bad as your nabe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:48 PM Flag
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How long ago was this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:36 PM Flag
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The shootings weren't uncommon just 7-10 years ago. But still happens, including one right next to the playground. If you can pay more for safety and have kids, DO IT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:46 PM Flag
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I live on the other side of morningside park but we live going to the park and like restaurants on your side. My dd goes to Hebrew school on 118th. I wish we bought in your hood 5 years ago. It has totally transformed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:49 PM Flag
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Awesome. Which school dies your DC go to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:29 PM Flag
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Not the zoned public. Had to use another one from out of zone within our district. It worked great, but before securing a great school, you lack the certainty. Parochial school was our backup, one I wasn't really happy with. But we need to save a lot for retirement, college... so I didn't feel comfortable spending a lot on housing and wanted a rent stab for the stability that provides tenants in the sense that they always have the right to renew (having kids, moving around is less palatable). The 0% rent increases are a new bonus, before that we had ~2%-3% rent increases per year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:36 PM Flag
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Aren't you still in D3 though so basically your options are the same as anyone living on the UWS outside ps 199,9,87,166,452 zones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:38 PM Flag
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Right. Living in D3 (barely, by just a few blocks), made all the difference. There's a mom in our block who sends her twins to PS 87, she faked living in PS 87 school zone by using her BIL's address. That's a different way to solve it, but it opens the doors to more problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:51 PM Flag
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How long ago did you move to NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:52 PM Flag
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Brooklyn Heights - 2br/1.5 bath duplex with rooftop deck - $3500 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:29 PM Flag
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That is a beautiful nabe. Do people with brownstones have a certain site where they advertise? I would imagine they would want to be selective if they share the building as a private landlord. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:32 PM Flag
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I don't live in a brownstone -I wish. I'm in a regular walk up building. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you ever see brownstone ads for families who want a rental income for their home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:53 PM Flag
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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn - $1,400, 1br. Myself + dog. Suburban vibe, safe, McMansions. All I can afford. I arrive in lower Manhattan in 30 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
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NP - does anyone have an idea what it would be like to live in the area right near the Cloisters? Fort Washington ave looks teeming with young families...rent seems a bit cheaper....but is it SAFE? [ Reply | More ]
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Washington Heights mom here, I replied above. Yes, that area is the safest in WH because of its close proximity to Columbia. However you are pretty much trapped in a few blocks radio. The area directly bellow is pretty bad (young people up to no good on the corners, I've seen police beating them up in broad daylight, dirty, loud music at all hours). Schools are also not the greatest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:39 PM Flag
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SO helpful. THank you....I was just up there yesterday and feeling enamored but curious about - grocery stores, for example [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:49 PM Flag
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(OP) I am on a site through the NYC dept of housing that looks at middle income families and tries to help with housing. It's such a huge problem. The only thing is that most of the buildings that are 80/20 are not in desirable neighborhoods....they seem very unstable and I don't know how I'd manage this with two dds (solo mom here) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:38 PM Flag
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What's your income? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't qualify for the low income - just the middle income - I just got a new job that pays 96k plus I have child support that adds 30k per year on top of that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:44 PM Flag
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for example I am on a waiting list for a 2br for 2600 called Tapestry that is on 124th and 2nd ave. But I don't know how I'd manage my dcs and their social life. It's not a neighborhood they can really have a lot of walking freedom...But right now I am in a converted 2br (fake wall to make a bedroom for myself). And the rent increases about 200$ every two years. Right now I pay 3200 - which is pretty good. But....I can't sustain it until the dds go to college [ Reply | More ]
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^^Tapestry has a few apartments for middle income folks and the income requirement is between 90k and 130k I think [ Reply | More ]
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How old are your kids? [ Reply | More ]
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10 and 12yo [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know where your dc's schools are. Once they get to HS they have to commute thriugg all kinds of areas though [ Reply | More ]
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I know. The bldg has a garage and I even considered driving them to school - and parking nearby for myself....on my commute to work. IDK (garage rental is pretty good $250 [ Reply | More ]
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What about an apartment in Sty Town in the east 20s? [ Reply | More ]
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I thought those were all condos [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm 6 months pregnant and I haven't felt the baby moving much since yesterday. Usually I feel strong kicks throughout the day. Should I be concerned? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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eat something sugary and then rest for a bit....if nothing call doc [ Reply | More ]
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drink something and lie down [ Reply | More ]
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drink water [ Reply | More ]
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Have some orange juice, drink the whole glass and then lie down. [ Reply | More ]
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Checking back to see how you are feeling op?? [ Reply | More ]
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op: I had fruit and a cookie. I feel her now. Thanks, everyone! [ Reply | More ]
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Cold, sweet things usually worked for me (ice cream, virgin tiki drinks, etc.). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you eat instant mashed potatoes 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ew [ Reply | More ]
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Sure thing [ Reply | More ]
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Not anymore but I used to in college. Not the plain ones, but the onions and chives was delicious and convenient. [ Reply | More ]
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Those are awful! My mother made those a few times when we were camping. I associate them with campgrounds and Coleman stoves. [ Reply | More ]
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Only when I'm too lazy to make the real thing. [ Reply | More ]
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No. I cook most food or eat out [ Reply | More ]
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I like them, but they're not good food. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] wot is nina short for? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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lenin [ Reply | More ]
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Sabrina? [ Reply | More ]
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No Irish Need Apply. [ Reply | More ]
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Can be antonina [ Reply | More ]
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Antonina [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing, in dd's case. [ Reply | More ]
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Uh oh. Where's nickname police mom? Lol [ Reply | More ]
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What's with this "wot" poster who always asks about nicknames? Such a weird way to troll. [ Reply | More ]
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wot? [ Reply | More ]
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It's Uk slang for what [ Reply | More ]
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I get that. I'm pointing out that every "wot" post asks about nicknames. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know, for it is a mystery [ Reply | More ]
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Ninawot [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] HGTV families *crack me up* when they complain about their houses - - and I realize how much we put up with her in NYC. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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For example, I was just listening to a couple explain how (awful) it is to have to do laundry in the kitchen. LOL [ Reply | More ]
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^and then another couple explaining that they just don't have any storage space in their 3br house.... [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. I know. I gave up a lot when we moved back to NYC and it's sometimes so ridiculous that I have to move now just to get a large hall closet whereas I had an attic and 2 car garage elsewhere. For a lot cheaper! [ Reply | More ]
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I live in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in Manhattan with 2 walking closets, and a balcony. They aren't as common, but they do exist. [ Reply | More ]
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do you rent or own? [ Reply | More ]
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Rent stab, so kind of in between. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I know UB hates women, but I'll say it: I am super - excited about the possibility of a female president. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ill take frosty the snowman over Trump. [ Reply | More ]
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Nobody likes her vp. He has a scandal already. Sanders voters are pissed after her emails were leaked. Blm is pissed she picked an old white man. Not looking good for her [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I like her VP, religious policy wonk with a Republican father-in-law: appeals to the center and delivers a swing state. [ Reply | More ]
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His state doesn't like him either [ Reply | More ]
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BLM is pissed about her pick, but if you think they will vote for Law and Order Tricky Trump, you must be crazy. [ Reply | More ]
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Ima gonna count your posts today just to see how desperate you people are right now [ Reply | More ]
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Starting the count right now at FOUR [ Reply | More ]
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The last thing that I care about is the gender if our next president [ Reply | More ]
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It's just sad that is the woman. [ Reply | More ]
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We don't hate women. Most of us are women, except for the Trump troll. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I find the "WOHM vs. SAHM" recurrence to be fairly anti-female. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Witness the blowback against blacks because of Obama. Even with crime at 20 yo low. Therefore, let us prepare ourselves for the worst misogyny weve ever seen. Should she win. [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly! As a Jewish women my nightmare #1 is Jewish president followed by #2 female president. Precisely for the reasons you describe. [ Reply | More ]
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Our DHs will be grumpy. There will be hostility in the workplace. Maybe even discrimination.( After all, women have arrived.) there may even be more violence against women on the streets and on college campuses. But we will rise, and we will build a secure and prosperous future for our sons and daughters. [ Reply | More ]
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Omg you sound like such a twat [ Reply | More ]
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Is that like a pussy? And so it begins... [ Reply | More ]
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You guys, always preparing for the worse. [ Reply | More ]
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Experience [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:32 PM Flag
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Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:14 PM Flag
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You and the country deserve better than a criminal unethical female. [ Reply | More ]
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If the female wasn't Hillary Clinton, I would too. But I'm having to vote for Trump or Jill Stein instead of Democrats this time around. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/dnc-emails-sanders-clinton.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news [ Reply | More ]
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It's unfortunate that it could be Hillary. [ Reply | More ]
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Yawn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:53 PM Flag
[ - ] DH's company laid everyone off recently, and he just got a new job which will be lower-paying for at least the first year. I work PT and we also have plenty of savings. We have been living in our house for the past year which has barely any furniture. It's seriously depressing to have the house half empty. I would like to set a reasonable budget, say $10k, to purchase a few key pieces of furniture and have the house feel more like a home. DH doesn't want to spend any money at all, as it would come out of savings. Does my plan sound fair, or is DH right? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He is right but you can also compromise and buy a few things 2nd hand [ Reply | More ]
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op: thanks, do you think $10k is a reasonable amount for living room and dining room? [ Reply | More ]
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I furnished my entire 2nd home on a budget of 3K but I got it all used so I am the wrong person to ask [ Reply | More ]
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op: wow, that's great. [ Reply | More ]
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That's a lot, but I bought my furniture at a scratch and dent warehouse sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Yes. Life goes on despite this set back. He is employed at least. Cut down on other things (eating out, cable, etc) and hold on to the rest of your savings. Having a comfortable home is very important imo. I even believe it affects the relationship. [ Reply | More ]
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op: totally agree- I even feel more productive when my home is organized and attractive. DH doesn't get this at all. [ Reply | More ]
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Save from your salary, plan and buy. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA with you, not that much money for some peace of mind. [ Reply | More ]
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He's right. The first few years of a new job are the riskiest. There is no guarantee of a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:21 PM Flag
[ - ] If you care about Democracy, vote for Trump, Johnson or Jill Stein. Never Hillary: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/dnc-emails-sanders-clinton.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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DNC on fleek in 2 days!!! Light over darkness baby!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Wtf is fleek [ Reply | More ]
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bye [ Reply | More ]
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Sanders voters are enraged [ Reply | More ]
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Rightly so! They should vote for Jill Stein or for Trump, but NEVER for HIllary Clinton. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you live in NYC, do you separate your own recyclables? We just purchased a home so this is new to us. How do you hide the different trash cans in your kitchen? Any tips? Kitchen looks so ugly at the moment. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I live in an apartment with a refuse room. I keep a blue recycling container under my kitchen sink. I fill it up, then every 3 days or so when it's full, I take it to the refuse room and sort into paper or plastic/glass. Here it is: http://www.containerstore.com/s/6-gal.-stack-carry/d?productId=10032152&q=recycle%20bin [ Reply | More ]
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op: Thank you. That will probably work. [ Reply | More ]
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You did not recycle here in the city? [ Reply | More ]
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op: No. We had a live in super who separated everyone's garbage. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Wait, what? They went into garbage bags and pulled out bottles? [ Reply | More ]
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op: Yes. Neighbors throw their garbage down the shoot. The night before sanitation is due to show up, the super sorts through all the bags, separates everything and brings it out in the curb. This was every building I've ever lived since arriving in NYC (in Queens). [ Reply | More ]
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the chute? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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Hope he was well paid & tipped for that gig. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:15 PM Flag
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op: He wasn't paid or tipped. He lived for free in a 2 bedroom apartment in Astoria. Rent in the building varied between $1,800 - 2,400. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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Wow, that's awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:30 PM Flag
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Yes but we have them built into cabinets. If you don't separate recyclables you'll be fined, and also you're being a very un-environmentally friendly person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:59 PM Flag
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op: I agree. We are planning a remodel. I can't wait to get built in cabinets for trash cans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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I live in the country (Vermont) where no-sort has been introduced, so all the recycling goes into one container. Maybe it'll become the norm because it's way easier. I can't believe the poster above, whose super separates all that crap. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:11 PM Flag
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op: Well, he lives there for free. It's a good deal imo. The landlord usually pays for outside contractors to do all the major work in the building. Super's job is to take care of the garbage and sweep the outside. It's like he gets paid $1,800 to do that a couple times a week. He was usually done in an hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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Well, kudos to him and it certainly saves time and mess for everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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We separate paper and cardboard from glass/plastic/metal - it's not that bad (though I agree, poor super!). My parents in CA just put all recyclables together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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I have two tall stainless garbage cans in a corner of the kitchen (with lids). Getting the cabinets redone and will get a large drawer that has two containers built in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:06 PM Flag
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Np: that's what we have - it's so nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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we usually just put empty rinsed bottles/paper on the counter and take them out to the garbage room/chute a couple of times a day. not pretty, but it works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:10 PM Flag
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I put a bag next to the garbage can for metal things. Another bag for paper. Then take them out each day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:10 PM Flag
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op: Sounds doable. I will probably try that for now. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:11 PM Flag
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We have a closet on each floor of the building that has separate containers you can throw recyclables into. I don't keep anything in our apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:54 PM Flag
[ - ] We'd like to send a deli tray or food to friends whose wife is recovering from surgery. They live in Maplewood--any delis (Zabar type or Italian) that do a nice job? Thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:45 PM Flag
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That's nice of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:50 PM Flag
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you are a sweet friend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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Can you google delis in that area? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:55 PM Flag
[ - ] How do you find a balance between spending/saving and paying for conveniences like extra childcare/housekeeping etc. I feel really insecure financially which is very stressful for me but I also find myself exausted and frustrated because I am a WOHM with 3 dcs and a lazy dh. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:36 PM Flag
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I think your first step is to talk to him, tell him you cannot do it all, and you want to save. Come up with a list of chores, and estimated time (and bill paying takes at most 1/2 hour a week). Divide it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:48 PM Flag
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We have done this. He is slow and not a multitasker. I think what he does now is all I can realutivaly expect. I need to be realistic or we will fight all the time. KWIM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:51 PM Flag
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Has he always been useless? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:54 PM Flag
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When we didn't have kids it wasn't as obvious. I already had a solid career and he was in grad school which he had me believing was much more Chaka hung than my job. When we had 1st dc we had a fulltime nanny so it wasn't difficult for me to take care of the rest. I did know at that point that he dies very little compare to me but we lived each other. The twins made our life a totally different ball game. We wouldn't have so many issues if life didn't work out this way but here I am and I have to make it work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:58 PM Flag
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Any chance he can work more to bring in more money to cover help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:59 PM Flag
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Not a chance. He isn't a hard worker and not motivated enough. I am glad he is employed. He is always at work hiding out so according to him - he works long hours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:02 PM Flag
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So he won't work much outside the home, and he won't work much in the home. Nice gig he has. You're not going to be able to find a balance with this man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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Right so I need to find It irrelevant of him. I need to balance saving and outsourcing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:06 PM Flag
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Separate finances. He pays for the help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:08 PM Flag
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It's it joint $$ in case of divorce anyway? So he will save $0 out of his income and I will save more if mine but how does that really matter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:09 PM Flag
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Maybe you are right? How do I do it so it makes him care/step up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:10 PM Flag
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You can't force him to care, you can give him the facts, tell him why things aren't "fair" the way they are now, tell him what you plan on doing about it, let him make his choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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BTDT. Now what do I do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:29 PM Flag
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^ irrespective [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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Chaka hung? Is that the cousin of Chaka Khan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:01 PM Flag
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Lol, crazy autocorrect :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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^ it was meant to be challenging [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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I think she meant challenging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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Ok. That might best the best autocorrect I've seen in a while. LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:42 PM Flag
[ - ] I voted for Bernie and still hold out hope that Hillary will be indicted before the convention and the delegates will pivot and make Bern the nominee. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:35 PM Flag
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I don't like Hilary, I am scared if trump but Bernie is the absolute worst case IME [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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Am not sure why you say that. Bernie has some great ideas [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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so did Karl Marx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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I'm just hoping that the Dem convention is as peaceful as the RNC regarding demonstrators. I predicted the streets would run red. Enough with the violence! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:14 PM Flag
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Not going to happen. Get over it and vote for her unless you don't care at all about human rights. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:41 PM Flag
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What a joke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:44 PM Flag
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Which is the joke? Trump, I completely agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:46 PM Flag
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No, Hillary caring about human rights. She cares about one thing, herself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:00 PM Flag
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The morons who vote for hillary clinton are too stupid to realize that warmongers like HRC kill people abroad by the hundreds of thousands, mostly kids and women. They are so naive poor things! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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If you care about Human Rights, the worst case scenario is warmonger HIllary Clinton. Vote for Trump and help clean up the Democratic party from the crooked Clintons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:59 PM Flag
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Thanks, but I'll vote for the person who won't arrest me for having a necessary abortion because my fetus died, won't bar my Muslim friends from living here and won't incite hatred among the electorate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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You realize you are voting for the one who picked War Criminal Henry Kissinger as main advisor, right? You have no ethics caring so little about the people USA kills abroad, voting for a warmonger makes YOU responsible for those deaths. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:30 PM Flag
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It's not going to happen, but if you absolutely won't vote for her, please show up and vote for the downticket candidates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:47 PM Flag
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:49 PM Flag
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Put down the bong, not going to happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 01:55 PM Flag
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Bernie didn't want Hillary indicted. And she has his full support. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:02 PM Flag
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DNC starts Monday baby! Let's. Party!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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I love how in America the Republicans are presuming she's guilty first and looking for evidence to support it later, rather than presuming she's innocent as per, you know, the Constitution. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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Indict her for what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:08 PM Flag
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np--Some possibilities: conducting Clinton Foundation work while on trips as United States Secretary of State and then covering up this fact by deleting calendar records; lying to congress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 02:35 PM Flag
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