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[ - ] SIL named her DB Liana. White trash alert!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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I have a niece named Lacey [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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Not as bad as Liana IMO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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Dh's sister or brother's sister? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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Dh's brother's wife [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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I grew up with a Liana - perfectly nice girl. Never heard that name again until now, wasn't aware it was "white trash." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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Agree. I have a niece Liana. Horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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Sounds like you just don't like SIL, what is wrong with that name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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I don't have anything against SIL. Liana is so white trash. At least I talked her out of Jayden, though. Niece will thank me for that one in 20 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Watched into the woods w 12 and 10 yo. 10 yo was very offended by prince charming's behavior. Did not expect the story to take that turn. What do u think? There were several very mature themes in the move. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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I haven't seen the film. What behavior? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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The movie is a mature movie. You should have done your research before taking dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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Loved it. So did 11yo. Yes, several mature themes, but really not any more than most PG movies and considerably watered down from the stage musical. In general, fairy tales have dark themes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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What did the 12you think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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Op: she kind of got the themes. I thought the movie was interesting and told them to rewatch in a few years. It questioned a lot of things we take for granted in fairy tales which are anti feminist, even amoral such as Jack stealing the giant's gold things.... Prince Charming. I thought there was a dig at Prince Charles and Diana's marriage in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:07 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of below 529 post. What is the advantage of maxing 401k if your are in 25/28% tax bracket? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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You are... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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Thanks for correcting that, I was having trouble understanding the post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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OP: sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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I was joking. People feel the need to correct the tiniest of typos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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NP. If you have your typos corrected ALL the time, immediately, you eventually learn the habit of reading your own writing for typos as you go... (as most young professionals find out in their first few years of work). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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Who cares, it is a message board and people type with autocorrect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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PP. PLenty people care - those with higher standards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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It is the same advantage as in any tax bracket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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No. If you are in a higher tax bracket then most likely you will pay lower tax on that money once you retire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Tax deferred growth. Not complicated. The money goes in pre-tax. Annual growth is not taxed. Pay tax on the out. Compare with normal investment - pay tax before it goes into the account. Any growth gets taxed at cap gains. Tax deferred growth account (e.g. 401k) you end up with more... especially (but not only) if you have a lower tax rate at the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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That's my question! What you just explained makes sense if you are in a high tax bracket but if you are not then why lock $$ away while taxes will potentially go up and SS will more likely be taxed due to 401k disbursements [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Best place/beach to take six year in Florida in April - Miami, Palm Beach, Naples...? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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south beach is a bit young and party-ish for a young child. i'd pick palm beach or naples for something more laid back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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Easier to get flights to East Coast of Florida. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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The Breakers in Palm Beach is great for kids but it's very, very expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:54 PM Flag
[ - ] DF was emailing yesterday saying she was mad that her 12YO DS did not want to play board games. "It's a snow day. A family day. I don't understand why he didn't want to play board games." Good grief 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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i wouldn't be mad - i would be annoyed and we would play a board game or a card game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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Kid got an unexpected day off with no schedule... her DS probably wanted to chill and do his own thing for once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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meh. i played board games and card games w/ ds's yesterday. had a blast. (8 and 11) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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Good grief to you for posting the contents of an email on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Dc came down with fever and respiratory infection, and is getting over it. Now I have it. Dh says I shouldn’t get too close to dc because I will reinfect him. I said to dh that he is wrong, because now dc has antibodies to that illness. Am I the one who is incorrect? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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assuming it is the same illness, you are correct. I think it is very likely that it is. that said, if you are sick, and your DH will do all the childcare because of his incorrect reasoning, I would let him, rest and get better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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LOL, this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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OP: LOL, so true- I am the one nursing dc and not him. That is why I got sick, and he did not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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or - no use winning the argument. just tell him he is right and go to bed while he makes dinner, cares for DC and gets them to bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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Yes and no. How do you know it is the same bug? Even if it was, it might have already mutated from then host transmission and his antibodies are not protecting anymore. Chances are that he won't get it, but your DH is not totally wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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^interesting point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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Virologist here ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Pushy people be it relatives or friends make me immediately say no to all they are pushing for. I then feel guilty about it for days. I can't shut out relatives but do I just stop being friends with pushy people even if our dcs are close friends? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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I sort of back off. I don't like pushy folks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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That's what I do. I just clam up but then feel guilty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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Me as well. I don't like being forced into things. Likewise, I am aware of how I behave with others. If I see someone is not interested in something, I in no way keep pushing it on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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Of course but there are people who will keep pushing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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I know what you mean. Had a friend sign me up to become a chair committee for several events at our DCs school. Just had my 2nd baby. Didn't even ask. Just said, "I signed you up!! I think it'll be so much fun!!" Yeah, not fun for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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Are you still friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:39 PM Flag
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Yes, just looked at her a little differently from that point on. She's pretty high strung. Wants to know everyone, be in the social scene. So I just put up some boundaries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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She was just thinking of herself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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OP: that's the issue I have. These friends are offering to do something nice with our dcs but its not good time for us and they get pushy. They act like we are bad parents but in reality they are just thinking about their kids needs and assuming what they want is best for everyone else too. We may not have the time or resources to entertain our children the way they do but our kids can not be purchased as friends. KWIM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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You should talk to them. If they're your real friends, meet for coffee and tell them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Do you really thinks so? What would you tell them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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Start positive, then use a lot of "I feel". Like, "you're such a great friend and I treasure our friendship. I wish I could do all the things you'd like us to. however at this point in our lives, we have to be really selective about what we do." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I understand the spam that is promoting a product or includes a link, but what is the purpose of the word salad spam? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:07 PM Flag
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...and I also wonder how it's generated. Are those posts composed by humans? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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I find that they tend to have eye catching language, even if nonsensical snippets are strung together. I don't know, either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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I don't understand what you mean? Can you explain? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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I've wondered that too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Yikes. Pregnant with DC#2 and dealing with hemorrhoids for the first time. Any tips on how to deal? And how long after delivery do they tend to go away (if they do at all!)? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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They are a pain! You can hold an ice cube directly to them, use tucks when you go to the bathroom, don't sit for long periods of time. I used to put a little Vaseline on them at night and that helped but gently wipe off with tucks in morning or you will get grease on upholstered furniture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:08 PM Flag
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And your clothes. Unless you were sitting naked on your furniture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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Start taking a fiber supplement. The more you strain, the more permanent they get [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:08 PM Flag
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I would wrap up an icepa k and use that. Use regularly for best results. They probably won't disappear post-partum but could improve enough that you won't need to treat them at all. Mine did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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They are horrible! Best advise I can give is to have them treated after you deliver. Everyone told me mine would resolve. They didn't! Instead they would flare up 2-3 times a year and bleed. Now seven years later I'm pregnant again and they are so bad that I tear up when I climb stairs or sit down. My DH slapped my butt yesterday and I screamed out in pain! They say witch hazel and sitz baths helps but I didn't get much relief from either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:47 PM Flag
[ - ] James Franklin, who was the head coach at Vanderbilt when those players committed the aggravated rape, is currently a football coach at Penn State. WHAT 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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of course he goes to an IVY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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have you nothing else going on in your life? it's not that it's not clever. it's just boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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Every college football team in the country has had sexual assault allegations made against players. They are not always so serious, but it happens every year on nearly every team. [ Reply | More ]
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Was there any accusation that he tried to cover up the rape? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Oh FFS why can't you turn your back for a minute. I made breakfast muffins and told ds 10 to do the toothpick test and see if it came back out clean so we know the muffins are done. I came back to find twelve toothpicks, he pricked every single one with a new toothpick. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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They're just toothpicks. But ds sounds a little slow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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thanks awesome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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Maybe he is just OCD and did not want to cross contaminate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:09 PM Flag
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seriously, this should not both you - it's silly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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Ok? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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Umm yeah you need to relax lady! Your DS actually did what you asked, although maybe not exactly needed or how you wanted but e did what you said so calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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OP Not a big deal but kids are just so random [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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You started with FFS…indicating you thought it was a big deal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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I feel sooooo sorry for your son. :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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Why? She made him breakfast muffins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:07 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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Why in the world are you silently cussing at your DS about this? I'd take one look, laugh, and move on with my day. Your poor kid. He will be in therapy one day for the damage his hyper-critical mom did. Turn this and your attitude around before it's too late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:08 PM Flag
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Oh please I did not curse at anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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Cussing? Are you the one who never went to college? You sound like my grandma [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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And yes, I went to college at a TT in CA and have 3 mil in assets (under my name, DH's accounts are separate). Maybe the term cussing is a regional thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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Your post starts with "FFS" and it's not the words, it's the attitude behind it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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Aw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:08 PM Flag
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For a 10yo? That's fine. That's even good -- heck, my teenagers can't do some things in the kitchen. Send you ds over to my house, I'll praise his abilities and enjoy the muffins he's not determined ready to be eaten. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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He did what he was asked, in a thorough, careful way. Why is that bad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Unclench. [ Reply | More ]
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This! [ Reply | More ]
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And? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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General Topics 01.28.15, 12:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Which is "worse" in terms of the danger to inmates? State prison or federal prison? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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State prison. Men's state prison. Men's state prison in California. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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State prison. Murderers vs. tax cheats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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State. Why do you ask? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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DH of someone I know is going to serve state time [ Reply | More ]
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He may also serve federal later. Controlled substances but there are different charges [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Advise her to reduce non-liquid assets to cash, which she will probably need. Also, he should have any non-emergency medical procedures now. Finally, he should do several original copies of a durable power of attorney. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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High medium or low security? I don't think medium and low are bad. Is he white? I'm not sure a white guy can get out of prison whithout being raped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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Is this true? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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If it's low security, he probably can: the club that the COs hold over you in minimum security is that, if you mess up, they'll send you to a rougher place. [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't know state facilities give you time to voluntarily surrender, the way federal does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 02:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Wait. Why was Obama trying to drop 529 plans ?? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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because he doesn't want the rich getting another tax loophole. god forbid you save for college. as always he's trying to "level the playing field". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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Honestly, I am no longer sure any of these programs make sense. It turns out you start paying taxes on your SS if your HHI exceeds 25k so you are basically forced to take disbursements from 401k which pushes your SS into getting taxed. I used to max my 401K but now I am going to lower it to company match only. I don't do 529. It's best when your money is invisible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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He's a commie pinko [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Huh? Where is my snarky fun urban Baby? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone yesterday claimed to have three Ivy degrees. How exactly does that happen? What would they be in? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:10 PM Flag
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Undergrad, masters, law or medical, Phd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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"Undergrad" is not a degree - it's someone studying for their primary degree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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FFS [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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I went to an ivy undergrad then Harvard for law school and the Kennedy school (JD/MA) so maybe poster has a masters and phd or 2 masters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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I asked if the poster went to grad school twice and they said something condescending back, like if I had to ask I was clearly a hick. Maybe I am but I was just curious. I did not go to college, so I guess I really don't know. A PhD never occurred to me, thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:21 PM Flag
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Why didn't you go to college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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(and not judging) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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op. long story but I ended up working at 18 and being promoted early because I fit really well with the position. One of those things where you just decide you are already where you would go to college to get to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:30 PM Flag
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Good for you! College is really overrated. And I went to college. Couldn't wait to get out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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The rude poster with three degrees could have also had two or more undergrad degrees. Your question was fine, OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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BA, md and then decide to go to business school. DH has a few friends that changed track after decided medicine was right for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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Undergrad, masters, mba [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:29 PM Flag
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Bachelor's, master's, PhD. In pretty much anything. Not that unusual. Most with PhDs have 3 degrees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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op. Wow, so it's apparently fairly common? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:33 PM Flag
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I really had no idea. I guess I am far removed from those circles. Thanks for the lesson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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Yes it is pretty common [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Getting a joint JD/MBA or MA is very common. The programs work so that you get both degrees in 4 years rather than the 5 that would be required to do them independently. Especially in peograms where the "other" degree is the lesser degree, admission is almost a gimme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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I have 3 degrees and so does DH. Undergrad and 2 grad degrees. It's not unusual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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^^I have BS, MSc, MBA and DH has BA, JD, LLM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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What is an LLM?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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Master of Laws, but I didn't think any Ivy gave them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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I know that at least Harvard and Yale do. Probably more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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Master of Laws. It's an advanced law degree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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It's like a Master's in law. You're not qualified to practice law, as you would be with a JD, but you have studied law and can teach or do research. Almost everyone I know with this degree have it in addition to something else, such as a JD or a PhD in political science or public policy, for example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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Master in laws. The most common is tax because law school teaches you very little tax and it is such s technical field. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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That's fairly common. I know someone with two LLM degrees, however, and that I don't get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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I have dual undergrad Ba/Bs and an MBA. DH also has 2 undergrad degrees and a masters [ Reply | More ]
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