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[ - ] Dcs are very good students--for the burbs. I mean this honestly. In NYC they would have had an incredibly tough time "getting into" hs so we moved (are both in ms now). The workload is really low. In NYC I understand hs kids have 3-5 hours hw. Will they be unprepared for the workload of college? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Definitely not "unprepared" for college. We didn't have 4 hrs of homework a night in high school and we did fine (some of us excelled) in college. I think all of this homework as "preparation for" the homework in the next grade is just silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] What if Scotland folds and collapses under independence? Venezuela had oil and it was terribly mismanaged. Why will Scotland be different? Northern Ireland only recently became stable. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Because Scotland is not being run by an indio, low life, dictator. DUH! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Chavez is dead [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Why does Jimmy Kimmel look a but down syndromy? Its really the only way to describe him. His eyes are so squinty and a tad cross eyed. Anyone else notice this? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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I don't know who he is so I googled his picture. You are such a cunt! Do you also say this about east Asian people? Maybe he has some mixed blood back when. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Op. Lol. Not trying to be. I think hes italian. Was watching a clip and noticed his eyes are just so...close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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I thought he was kind of cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Op. The humor def helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:31 PM Flag
[ - ] I had a discussion with someone today who can bring a lot of resources and financial assistance to my work, and they said, essentially "I'd be happy to hear about ways for us to help pay for really big, national, important groups and people to get involved in this work, because right now I feel like you're kind of doing a half-ass job." I think I should probably be happy that they're willing to invest more heavily - that means they don't think we're terrible, right? - but all I can dwell on is "they think we're doing a half assed job." What do you think? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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sorry to say but that does not seem encouraging [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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I don't know what to make of it. I know there are other groups that they look down on that they just don't get involved in because they don't like their work, so the fact that they're saying "come, be involved, we'll keep you in the loop" is encouraging, I guess. But I can't really tell, you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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cannot say without more information but he/she sounds like a charmer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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She is a person who does this to many people she works with - she wants to help, but she always, always has some kind of barb or dig or negative thing to say. The other thing she likes to do is give people a little bit of money to do something, then after six months decide she's not happy with the progress and pay a third party a lot more money to come in and do it instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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it means they think about you in a negative way. they are signaling to you that you didn't sell them on investing with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:19 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a 6yo 1st grade boy whose handwriting is still pretty bad. He's a very good reader for his age and can actually spell pretty well. But the handwriting still looks like pigeon-scrawl. He gets OT and we are ramping up the practice at home. Anyone BTDT- how long until he can write like his classmates? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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At some point, they'll all by typing anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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he is 6 yo. the handwriting is supposed to look like pigeon scrawl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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Don't worry. Practice makes perfect. Similar issue but by the end of 1st grade, he was fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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OP: thank you. That's what common sense tells me, but I went to his classroom and saw the work hanging on the wall and he was definitely the very bottom of the pack in terms of writing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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my father-in-law's writing looks like a kindergartener wrote it and he's a prize winning scientist. My son (a college sophomore)'s writing is even worse. Luckily there are computers now. If that's your son's biggest issue, thank your lucky stars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Friend thinks she looks like Angelina Jolie and as sharp as Marissa Meyer. She is the near opposite. Let the dream continue? She thinks these are the reasons she is unemployed. Too intimidating. Humoring her is getting a little old. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Is she neither pretty nor smart? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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ugh, you're friend sounds annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Let the bitch have her fantasy. Its no skin off your nose.. Whatever floats her boat. Nice to be that confident about oneself, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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what can you do instead? tell her she's frumpy and dumb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Marissa Meyer is a bitch so maybe she's not far off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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she sounds annoying but you sound like a frenemy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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No, I have been a good friend, but I feel like I'm lying at times to appease her. Yes, Brad Pitt would've dumped AJ for you, too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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then do the slow withdrawal. people like that are an energy suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Will anybody celebrate Scotland's independence from UK tomorrow? If so, how? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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By getting drunk on scotch and then crying when I realize somebody has to pay the bills and it's now me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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WHY do we care about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Not gonna happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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I shall make some shortbread [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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I'm going to a ceilidh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking for suggestions on activities for 3yo DD during an hour of quiet time each afternoon. She no longer naps - but is still on the border of needing it and definitely needs some sort of downtime after preschool in the morning. Can't go in her room since her baby brother is napping there. I'm fine with one show but don't want an hour+ of tv or screen time. We do plenty of activities together but looking for ways to help her play quietly by herself so she gets the break she needs and I can send an email, empty dishwasher, etc. Thanks! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Make a homemade book with her. You can come up with an idea for a story and then draw the pictures and write out the story with her and she can color them in. Then take them to get laminated and make a book out of the drawings. It can be an on going thing she returns to work on, making new books and new stories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Just say it.....You want time for yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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put her down in your bed and give her a book to look through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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Make a busy box that only comes out during that time and gets put away at the end of the hour. Include small things she can't play with when baby bro is awake - beads and pipe cleaners to make jewelry, special books, whatever she's into. Sometimes you can put out a splat mat and put out Play Dough or paint. And I totally get why you need that break, but sometimes it is special to have that one-on-one time with Mom - maybe she can "help" you in the kitchen or pound on an old keyboard while you send emails. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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Play doh. Good one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Sesame Street. I started letting my daughter watch it around the same age - and for the exact same reasons (napping baby, needing a break from kids to get work done around the house, letting her have some rest/downtime). It's an hour long and more "enriching" than some other TV. Even if she's not napping, she probably still needs some time to zone out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a Dh who works night shift? Any insight? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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He is not really at work...wink wink [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Is he with you? wink wink [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Good Lord, no! I have no need for her DH....or any DH for that matter. I am well over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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I used to work nights...what are your specific questions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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DH used to work with the Asian markets and worked over night. It was a brutal 2 years. The weekends were tough b/c he had to go to work Sunday night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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Sort of. More like he works all shifts. Sometimes he takes off a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to golf or have lunch or go to one of the kids' games, but then he goes back to the office and stays. We only see him once or twice a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone save that post where a woman got served divorce papers at her DC's birthday party? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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OMG! What a douchebag of an ex she had!!! Forget about a woman..who would do this to his kids?!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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Maybe she was avoiding service. If you do that, someone's going to get you eventually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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You cannot avoid service. All they have to do is come early in the morning or late at nigh. This was out of spite and uncalled for. If I was that child, I would not have a father from that day forward. Unless the kid is too small to understand what happened. I did not read the original post so I don't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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You don't have to answer the door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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oh stop it, they can find you. this was UNCALLED FOR and you know it. You have to really hate someone to do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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+1, that was my first thought [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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^^^still not nice, though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] What's with this new fashion trend I'm seeing where only the front part of a shirt is tucked in near the zipper? I'm dubbing it the shirt mullet ... 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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this was trendy when I was in HS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Yes, please don't tell me it's back again. It made a comeback around 2006 or 2007 and died away again. [ Reply | More ]
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I missed it in 06/07 but see it out and about in full glory now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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Love the shirt mullet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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Ha! Shirt mullet. Perfect, it's such a dumb look to do deliberately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Different but similar: I hate seeing grown 30 and 40-something+ men with untucked shirts at semi-formal events or big presentations. Tim Cook looked ridiculous last week making the Apple announcements with his untucked shirt. "I am so cool and hip and youthful!" No, Tim. No, you're not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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tuck it in / don't tuck it - but don't 1/2 tuck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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I think it looks like: I ate too much at can't tuck my shirt in right now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the class size of Stuyvesant, Hunter and Bronx Science? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.17.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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I thought 800 at stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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That is a single class? That is enormous! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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you can easily look this up on google [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Australia is a huge continent. As big as the 48 contingent states. They would not break up. Not even little southern island Tasmania. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Australia also only has twenty million people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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Right. they all need each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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It's even illegal not to vote because they need every single one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Instead, in Britain tomorrow Scotland is about to become independent it seems. Do you think that Wales will go next? They are fed up of concentration of power in London. Also the Scots are the real owners of the oil in the North Sea, they will win big time by becoming independent $-wise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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Really? They want to be like Norway, don't they? Well good for them. How dare those snotty Londoners want to take their oil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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YES! that's the model: Norway for oil, Ireland for corporate taxes. London is shitting its pants as we speak. it's fascinating to watch this unfold. Brave heart will be so proud! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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the "Norway for oil" basically means to save those extra revenues in a fund to be given to the next generations. in Norway, each has 1/3 of a million that the country saved on their behalf. they also have higher oil prices, to avoid becoming the typical oil exporter that wastes energy at home. Norway is the right model to follow. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, if it actually works, good but if it turns out like the other failed attempts Scotland made to get on the global scene then the are going to be begging to get back in with England. [ Reply | More ]
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when were this "failed attempts" made? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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New Caledonia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Inapplicable. Very sparly populated. No need to disconnect. Scotland was a country before it became part of GB, (by force). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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As long as it doesn't worsen into a Trainspotting scene it should be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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By force and in an extremely bloody way. When England sees a resource they want, be it land, energy, they used to just take it w/out any sense of decency. That's over now, but Westminster didn't adjust to the times fast enough. [ Reply | More ]
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They used to suck, but hopefully, nowadays they are more correct in their treatment of people who do not wish to belong to their "great empire". I personally fail to see why they, or anyone else, would saddle themselves with a shitload of sullen people who want nothing to do with you. Governments are stupid. I'd take care of mine first and let others take care of their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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It became part of GB when James Stuart of Scotland became queen Elizabeth I's heir to the throne of England, uniting the kingdoms under one legitimate monarch. It only got testy again after the Hanoverians took over from the Stuart line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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blah blah blah di blah....separate country, different language, unique culture. let them be and Ireland also. [ Reply | More ]
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blah blah blah di blah....separate country, different language, unique culture. let them be and Ireland also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] someone on FB just named their newborn baby boy "sawyer rae" thoughts? I think it would have made for a better girl name. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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So they basically transposed last and first names? ooooo....original... [ Reply | More ]
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I was wondering what the problem was as Sawyer is kind of cute until I saw it was a boy.... [ Reply | More ]
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If I heard "Sawyer" I would think Boy. But Rae is definitely a girl's name. [ Reply | More ]
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that is what I thought too! I had to double check to make sure it was a boy again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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Pig Latin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Is eating at a restaurant unhealthy? My friend and I had plans to go to a nice restaurant tonight and she canceled so that she could eat a healthy dinner instead. Maybe she just doesn't like me?? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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she sounds weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Bizarre. Almost every restaurant has healthy options, or she could have just asked you to switch to a different restaurant with healthier options. And worst case scenario, she could have eaten beforehand and just kept you company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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I've been to this restaurant before. Is a piece of salmon and some Brussels sprouts so bad for you? I know they probably use butter...but I just feel unloved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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High calorie for sure - maybe she's just been eating out a lot lately? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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She sounds mentally ill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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she either was making an excuse or is kind of nutty. if you eat out every night its not healthy but one night is fine and you can find a healthy food at restaurants if that's your goal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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I think it can be hard to eat healthy at a restaurant. Just take her for her word. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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eating disorder? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] How come whenever I see a headline on Ebola, I process it as Idris Elba. What is wrong with me... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ebola is eating your brain [ Reply | More ]
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Elba has ebola [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone know anything about ps 145? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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yes. what do you want to know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:04 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC could function perfectly as a city-state fully independent of all the other crap that's happening in the US and NYS. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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Really Einstein? Pray tell me where you would get your food from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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we could set up a roof top farming system. plenty of unused space to grow food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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also, you can order meant and all kinds of foods via websites these days. no need for apples from NJ. water filtration sytems can be set up and a comprehensive recycling system that is used to build stuff with it. add 3D printing technology to the mix, and we can make our shit. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes... I can just see it... Blacks and Hispanics in South Bronx growing their own food....lolololol... And in fact, same could be said for white trash urban areas. You speak like a typical yappie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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these people need something to aspire to and the feeling that they can have a positive impact on their communities and own lives. our government isn't given them a chance to become productive. we can together learn to make and build things wit hour hands and minds. cities as social enterprises are the future. [ Reply | More ]
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sunshine, you go ahead and plant and they'll aspire to come and take it off your hands by force...and maybe kick your ass while they are doing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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you've spent way too much time in Brooklyn. we will need more than artisanal rooftop Brooklyn food and microbrewed beer to survive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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op: i haven't been to brooklyn in years but OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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its a state of mind. and you have it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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ok you pessimist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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We'd turn Staten Island into a farm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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see, great minds think alike. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Ummm - import it???? All small countries that function well in their own import goods. Even huge USA import goods and produce. How obtuse.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Except you can't grow or raise your own food, you have no place to put your trash or process your waste, and Wall St would crash [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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then it would get its shit together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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not USA, but yes New York State. Albany sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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I don't agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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I don't know. I was pretty happy we were part of the US on 9/11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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why? what did the rest of the country do for us? guiliani was running everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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its nice to be connected to an army when attacked by international terrorists [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
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