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[ - ] How much allowance would you give to a 12 yo? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:45 AM Flag
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20 dollars a week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:45 AM Flag
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My 12 yo gets $50/week. It's enough to motivate him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:47 AM Flag
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What does he do with $50 per week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:50 AM Flag
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hookers and blow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you think it's very hard to get a children's book published? I know a mom who just got a book deal and I know this sounds bitchy but she's not someone I usually think much of. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:45 AM Flag
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you don't have a book deal, wonder what she thinks of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:50 AM Flag
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Do you live in Brooklyn? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:54 AM Flag
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OP: other coast [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:56 AM Flag
[ - ] The Owen case kind of reminds me of the Edmund Perry case from 1985, when a Stanford admit from Exeter was shot dead while trying to mug a cop near Columbia University. Young men making incredibly dumb decisions and getting into serious trouble as a result. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:44 AM Flag
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Who mugs a cop??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:46 AM Flag
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There was a long article in NY Magazine in 1987 about that case: https://books.google.com/books?id=p-MCAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA30#v=onepage&q&f=false - the author's conclusion seems to be that Perry felt alienated from his old Harlem neighborhood due to attending such a fancy prepschool, and to prove his "street cred" he tried to do something drastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:49 AM Flag
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That was a sad story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:55 AM Flag
[ - ] I don't know why, but this Owen Labrie thing is making me upset. A poor guy's life is ruined because of a stupid mistake in high school. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:41 AM Flag
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Troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:44 AM Flag
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A lot of crimes are stupid mistakes made in youth. Doesn't make it any easier for the victims. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:46 AM Flag
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I just saw the news and it was sad seeing him cry. I had never heard about the case though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:48 AM Flag
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He was probably crying with relief [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:53 AM Flag
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Why relief? He is still looking at 11 years in prison [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:58 AM Flag
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Ugh. The poor guy. Commits statutory rape. Poor, poor him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:51 AM Flag
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I think what happened to him was the result of many other incidents like this one. Everything he did finally caught up to him. It was not just a one time mistake. I'm sure many kids knew about him and didn't like what he did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:52 AM Flag
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I agree with you and am not a troll. I also am suspect of the girl's story because of how she emailed with him afterwards. She did not sound like someone who had just been traumatized by the guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:52 AM Flag
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You know, she didn't even need to be traumatized and her parents could have pressed the charges for statutory rape. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:55 AM Flag
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It is because she was in denial, which is typical of an inexperienced raped girl. She doesn't know what to do. Nobody taught her what to do after being raped, ok?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:57 AM Flag
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Many kids in HS are having sex, and many girls are under age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:53 AM Flag
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There was a senior in high school (girl) whose girlfriend was 15. She didn't even treat her like crap or send out posts about how she had sex with the girl and laughed about it. They had a relationship. And she was convicted of statutory rape. Save your sympathy for someone who is far more deserving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:57 AM Flag
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Is she in jail now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:59 AM Flag
[ - ] I am visiting family in the Midwest and I am in awe of how different our lifestyles are. I feel like NYC you have more money and less space so you have fewer things but spend a lot on them. In the Midwest space is endless so people accumulate a ton of inexpensive stuff. My sister after shocked at some things I own and said ahe could never spend that but taken in the aggregate she spent so much more! My sisters house is easily 4000+ and she has a walk in closet that is almost as big as my apartment. She must have 50 bags but none cost more than $40. I have 5 purses and aside from one they each cost $500+. She has enough clothes to fill my entire apartment but mostly from target, gap and old navy. She has 6 strollers! We just have on uppababy. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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Vba [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:41 AM Flag
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Not really. It's an interesting thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:42 AM Flag
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Not so much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:50 AM Flag
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To me it is. Repeat after me: we are all different, and that's okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:56 AM Flag
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New here, what is vba? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:50 AM Flag
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Veiled brag alert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:53 AM Flag
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Veiled brag alert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:54 AM Flag
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+1 I just bought a painting which came framed by artist. Total cost is far less than many family members spend at home goods on crap. We are "fancy" for having art, but have spent far less overall!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:43 AM Flag
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This exactly. My mom and sister spend hundreds every time they go to target or homegoods and they thought I was insane for spending $450 on one framed painting for our living room. If you add up what they spend... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:55 AM Flag
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Yes, my twin!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:56 AM Flag
[ - ] I am feeling jealously (a coworker is trying to become best friends with one of my friends) and I know it is extremely juvenile and petty. can't say this IRL bc it's that stupid. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:35 AM Flag
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There are worse things in life to happen but it's not stupid. Jealousy is a common feeling whether people like to admit it or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:49 AM Flag
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Waste of energy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:50 AM Flag
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I've been there. I'm someone who doesn't like it when my friends become friends with each other without me but I know how that is regarded and keep it to myself or groan to my dh. I'm sorry OP! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:50 AM Flag
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Agreed. It's so annoying but not much you can do about it. Maybe it won't work out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:58 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you think are the best private schools in Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan? Starting to think about K admissions for next year - Thanks much. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:34 AM Flag
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St Anns, Packer, Grace [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:35 AM Flag
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Begins and ends with St. Ann's. The others are not great. That bunch would include Grace, Packer, Friends, St. Luke's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Lawyer moms: will Owen Laurie do jail time? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:32 AM Flag
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Ask PR moms instead [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:35 AM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:36 AM Flag
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Labrie, damn autocorrect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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Nope, but he should. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:46 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:51 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm reading comments online that the debit credit and ebt machines are not working in many stores around the country. Cash only. How about nyc? Any issues? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:27 AM Flag
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Was not working at the grocery store earlier. Cash only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:36 AM Flag
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:42 AM Flag
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Did not work at market an hour ago. So strange. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:40 AM Flag
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Wow I've read it's down in many states [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Speaking of alleged rapists, do you remember the Alex Kelly case from Darien? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:27 AM Flag
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yes. Is he still in jail? The woman who charged him is just as brave and admirable as this 15 year old who testified. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:28 AM Flag
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no, he's a skydiving instructor in CT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:29 AM Flag
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He's been out since 2007. On probation until 2017. Owns own business. Sky diving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:32 AM Flag
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Yes, he jumped bail. I just read that the judge finally confiscated Labrie's passport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:30 AM Flag
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He hid for seven years. Then he turned himself in to save his parents from obstruction charges. Went to prison. Was released for good behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:35 AM Flag
[ - ] s/o of Owen Labrie post below: Does ANYONE really believe this kid was planning to study for the ministry? You gotta be KIDDING me! He planned to "take divinity classes". He's trying to have sex with as many young girls as he can and sending out offensive Facebook posts to friends charting each time he "nailed" one and he is thinking of the ministry? I think he should have been convicted just for the chutzpah of his defense attorney ever bringing that up. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:24 AM Flag
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^^all I can say is that the church certainly dodged a bullet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:25 AM Flag
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I am guessing he was planning on either transferring after a year or going to law or mba school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:27 AM Flag
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OP: No, he got into Harvard undergraduate. He isn't old enough for grad school. But supposedly, he planned to take divinity classes. Right. Unless there was a "Relgion for Jocks" class that was the easy A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:29 AM Flag
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He just got into the easiest place to get into Harvard. Probably hoped to do well and transfer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:28 AM Flag
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I think he shot for the least popular major at Harvard from a major prep school and he calculated his admission chances well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:31 AM Flag
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you don't declare your major when you apply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:33 AM Flag
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It's a separate school at Harvard. Easier to get in to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:35 AM Flag
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^ just saw post above. I guess divinity is only grad so I'm wrong. Maybe he just wrote essays about studying divinity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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You have an essay when you apply and you distinguish yourself as well as possible with your application. Are you seriously this dense? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:40 AM Flag
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That's not how it works at all. Harvard isn't admitting you because you say you intend to take divinity classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:48 AM Flag
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Sometimes they do. IF be made a compelling case that he had an interest in something interesting about Div classes it could have distinguished him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:58 AM Flag
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Lots of creepy "religious" guyslook at priests! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you know anyone who went to a really crappy law school that does well, professionally? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:24 AM Flag
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Every plaintiffs attorney [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:26 AM Flag
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Andy Cuomo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:28 AM Flag
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Is St. John's crappy? Then yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:32 AM Flag
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lol +1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:33 AM Flag
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Yes, he's a big pharma lawyer. Great personality. Very ambitious, high eq [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:33 AM Flag
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What eq? Was the law school Albany? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:49 AM Flag
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Emotional intelligence, ability to read people. Not Albany, very off brand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:52 AM Flag
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That's what I figured you meant. I know an Albany grad who fits your description, including the eq. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:56 AM Flag
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Yes some tiny school in NH I'd never heard of. Very successful guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:33 AM Flag
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Yeah. A lot of the best lawyers around went to local schools where they took night classes. They fought their way up and they are sometimes the best litigators to get you out of your smaller jams. They know the courts inside and out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:36 AM Flag
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Also you might not know that "crappy" law schools are sometimes also called "scrappy" law schools because they produce hungry grads [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:37 AM Flag
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Yes, many people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:39 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm trying to find who owns a house in our neighborhood. I can't find anything on the internet and don't even see it listed in the county assessor's online records. How do I find the owner? I assume someone must own it right? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:22 AM Flag
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Pull up the whole street in the state or county records and manually look at each house number to make sure you didn't miss it by typing n something funky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:25 AM Flag
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Look at the city assessor's tax rolls, not county. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:31 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm on vacation in San francisco for the first time in many years. Was disgusted by the filth and poverty of the mission. I lived in this neighborhood 20 years ago, and thought that all the dot com money would have lifted up some of the social problems. Instead I saw a hood that still stank of excrement, was still down and out, but the edgy arts spaces were gone and replaced with stores selling bags for hundreds of dollars etc. the contrast was not cute. Can someone help me to understand? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:18 AM Flag
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Not sure, but my sister just arrived there today for a girls weekend and said YUCK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:24 AM Flag
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I've found the homeless population way more aggressive and hostile in recent years. I think more than ever the gap between the haves and the have nots is just so vast, causing resentment. I'm not saying this is justified, but the homeless there seem to feel so entitled. After a trip there this summer, we've decided to go someplace else this fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:24 AM Flag
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I really wanted to like SF, but I just couldn't. I'll take New York any day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:31 AM Flag
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I don't understand the economics of it. Hasn't the dot com money helped the city? Or has it just driven up real estate and other costs? Has it somehow not stimulated the economy in a good way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:31 AM Flag
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I cannot help. I visited a lot in the 1990's and loved it. Went back for a visit in 2007 and was shocked and disgusted by the people living on the street. I have no desire to return. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:32 AM Flag
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SF is filthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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SF is gross. Full of aggressive homeless people and hypocrites. Not to mention over-priced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:52 AM Flag
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this is not news. SF is disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:54 AM Flag
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Yeah but why isn't it getting better due to the tech money? Why still so down and out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Moms who had first db after 38, if you had a second, how old were you? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:18 AM Flag
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Also 38 :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:21 AM Flag
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I'm 39 now. The clock is ticking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:30 AM Flag
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I meant I had my first and second at 38 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:36 AM Flag
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40 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:27 AM Flag
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Did you feel rushed? Part of me just wants to enjoy the baby that I have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:29 AM Flag
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42 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:30 AM Flag
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Any regrets waiting that long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:31 AM Flag
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I didn't marry until I was 35, so there really wasn't much I could do earlier. I'm 55 right now with 3 teenagers, and I will retire when the youngest finishes college. I would like to be younger, so I can enjoy my future grandchildren for longer... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:57 AM Flag
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First at 40, 2nd at 43. One m/c in between. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:32 AM Flag
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41 and 43--and I am not a New Yorker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:34 AM Flag
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41 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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40 & 42 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:45 AM Flag
[ - ] UB moms, you just made me feel better that you also hate summer and hate the cliquey mom school posse. Oh where are you IRL? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:16 AM Flag
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Probably working, just like you. At least summer is almost over! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:18 AM Flag
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Can't wait! Oh, except for all the douchebags back from hamptons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:20 AM Flag
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I'm in CA - so for better or worse the play all summer types usually stay here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 02:22 AM Flag
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"douchebags out East" [ Reply | More ]
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