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[ - ] s/o on the pot luck wedding thing. A few years ago friends did this. She was recovering from a horrible car accident w/minimal insurance. Both mothers were widows and the couple was just out of grad school. People were thrilled to contribute - even those who traveled to get there. It was a wonderful event, great fun - and the bride got on the groom's insurance. Each case is very different. We sent two cases of champagne and I baked a dessert I knew the groom loved. Just saying.... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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I have also been to a potluck wedding that was wonderful, and wasn't tacky a bit. It was a young couple from very poor families who didn't have a lot themself. We were all happy to be part of their day, and to help them out. I think UBers are imagining some upperclass couple who makes it a potluck just to save money. Obviously that would be weird and tacky. But I doubt that's the kind of people we're talking about in these potluck posts. Haha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Oh believe me it happens- I posted a few too many times already about my friend's pot luck. She was upper middle class. Her parents have 2 vacation homes. They're just tacky and didn't want to plan or organize anything. And they probably were stingy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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I went to a sort of pot luck last year. Bride was a chef and asked that anyone who wanted to sign up to bring a favorite dish. The bride and groom provided steak,chicken and fish bbq, cake and some appetizers. Many friends really enjoyed contributing and lots brought wine, premade cocktails, mixers. It was a wonderful wedding and perfectly appropriate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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That sounds great. Signed, been too WAY too many uptight WASP-y weddings at the Waldorf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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My cousin's wedding was like this too. Her husband's family is very different from ours and it was in a different part of the country,so we might have thought it a little "tacky" but they pulled it together with a lot of love. My mom and dad wanted her to have nice flowers so they paid for that, and in the end they were just so happy to get married and are still going strong 13+ years later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:10 PM Flag
[ - ] shot in the dark-- anyone done the blueprint cleanse? maybe even more than once? this isn't spam; I have a question. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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just eat clean, no need to cleanse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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too expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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^^^thanks for the opinions. I do it about once a quarter, for 3-5 days. I'm wondering if anyone else has the same unintended results as me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:11 PM Flag
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I'll bite. What are the unintended results? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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Cleansing is a total gimmick. Can't believe you guys fall for this. Just someone trying to make a buck out of your insecurities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Is K too early to put kid into an afterschool competitive chess team development program? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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seems like half the kids in K at our g&t do afterschool chess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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+1. There is always a wait list for chess at dcs afterschool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:20 PM Flag
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sounds a little late to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Any moms from Massachusetts on? We are in a vacation rental in Newburyport and we just ended up visiting one of the Market Basket supermarket stores. How crazy is what is happening? no fruit or vegetables or bread, no fresh meat or fish. Only one lane open and the managers are bagging the groceries and running the registers! There is a 4 percent discount on everything in the store, though I don't know what that means. We were like the only people in the entire store! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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just moved to boston and i went into a market basket and was shocked as well. apparently theres a mass strike thats why shelves are empty, there are discounts. i have not been very pleased with any of the "normal" grocery markets here so far. i know MA has trader joes and whole foods. hope that helps! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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Where are you from? It's not like Gristedes or D'agostinos is a viable substitute for whole foods in NYC either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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southern california, where even the most shittiest grocery markets have fresh produce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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And Stop and Shop - not WF but not half bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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went to a stop and shop bc of the market basket strikes, and i was very disappointed in the produce and the lack of selection [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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Why did you go there? The workers have been on strike for 2-3 weeks now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone used diclegis-- newly approved FDA drug for nausea? It was yanked off the market 30 years ago for alleged birth defects. My morning sickness is debilitating. I took one dose but then started researching and despite assurances from my ob -- I'm worried. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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I took it - I had awful morning sickness and it was the only way I could function. My DD is two months old now and perfectly healthy. My doctor was definitely on the conservative side and had no reservations about me taking it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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There are reports it's basically bendectin renamed and reissued which caused internal birth defects to the babies reproductive ability-- ie causing infertility. That's what is making me pause. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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You are so wrong, bendectin is Unisom plus vitamin B. DES (diethylsilbestrol or something) is the drug you are thinking of. It is still not permitted for PG women. OP, try the Unisom plus vitamin B combo, but only if you don't have to be anywhere for a while because though it knocked out the nausea, I was also pretty well knocked out! You have my sympathy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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Sorry, I didn't realize you were OP, I thought you were some trolly lady trying to scare OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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I'm just not sure what to do. I emailed my ob. So you're saying diclegis is chemically different from bendectin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:00 PM Flag
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No, I'm saying the drug you are thinking of that was bad was NOT bendectin, it was DES, which is still banned. Bendectin has been used in Canada forever. It is safe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:20 PM Flag
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DES was a teratogen, straight up. NO way is it close to declegis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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Ps the one dose of diclegis similarly knocked me out. I'm like a zombie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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Those claims were eventually disproved, but because of them, Diclegis is one of the most tested drugs given to pregnant women. The original drug was discontinued not because it was actually found unsafe, but because the drug manufacturer couldn't afford to keep defending it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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I had morning sickness (really 24hour sickness) so bad I had to be hospitalized twice to be rehydrated but I never took medication because of how many drugs the pharma companies have claimed were safe over the decades that ended up causing problems down the road for the babies. good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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have you used zofran? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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this - it helped me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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You're fine. Quit worrying. OBs are a lot more trained than you are. If they're prescribing it, they know what they are doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Best time to go to Florence, Italy? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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I don't think there is a bad time - I have been every season but preferred the Spring. Weather is nice but not too hot to walk everywhere, but not too many tourists yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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June or July. Italy, like most of Europe, shuts down in August. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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The best time to go to Florence is is February or March. The hordes of tourists won't have descended, it's rarely freezing cold (I sat in cafes in Milan in February one year), and you get to see the real city. Much nicer than the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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end of April, beginning of May: lots of European tourists but few Americans. [ Reply | More ]
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late May/early June. Beautiful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:03 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted yesterday about officer Wilson's broken eye socket, and was ridiculed for having cited a blog. Well Fox News is now running the story. It is a matter of time before the liberal mouthpieces like the NYT have to acknowledge the story. And the real story is this: Michael Brown deserved to die. 68 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Whoops, I posted to soon, because ABC is also running the story. http://abcnews.go.com/US/ferguson-shooting-grand-jury-decide-october-charge-cop/story?id=25047905 [ Reply | More ]
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"Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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Nearly beaten unconscious people do not manage to get off 6 shots, 3 in the arm and the last two right in the head! But hey, I guess anything is possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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^^^did the "severely beaten" cop miss a single shot at his "target"??? He is obviously superman! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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Maybe that's why he missed so many times first, because he couldn't see straight. A good cop who isn't losing consciousness would be able to aim better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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So shots that hit a shoulder instead of killing a teen are "misses"?? In what universe do you live where cops shoot to kill UNARMED teens? And I love that you think his LAST shots as he is "losing consciousness" would hit the target spot on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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I read a report that he kept coming at him even though he was shooting. I don't know , I wasn't there. Neither were you. So let's let the courts decide what's what. And stop being fucking animals and looting shit and saying how cops are horrible people int he mean time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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If a giant man is coming at me and hitting me with such force that he's breaking my facial bones, yah, I'd shoot him. THat kind of person is fucking crazy to beat on a cop like that. He'd probably have kept beating if he hadn't gotten shot, and the cop would be dead and the "unarmed teen" would be on trial for murder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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Whether cops do (or more to the point should) shoot unarmed teens is a debatable topic. But it's not debatable that the tactic everyone learns if you DO shoot someone is you aim for the middle of the chest. "Shoot to kill" is kind of a misnomer - but you "shoot to stop," which tends to amount to the same thing if you're accurate and there's not an ambulance on site. "Shoot to wound" amounts to "shoot to GET killed." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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Actually that's exactly what they do. What they can't do is fight anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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The white-people-oppress-innocent-black-children story is more compelling, so let's not get facts in the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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You deserve to die. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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^Because I'm a black racist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Fox News is as credible as the Drudge Report. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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How about ABC News? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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So the fuck what? He deserved to die bc Wilson couldn't take a punch? Violence is never acceptable, death is not the answer. It never is. If you think otherwise, you need help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Why should a police officer have to "take a punch" from someone -- being black doesn't give you the right to assault a police officer, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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I agree that an officer shouldn't ever have to take a punch. However, officers are trained in how to avoid putting themselves in unsafe situations. If the accounts I have heard are correct the officer did not demonstrate good decision making skills and contributed to the escalation of the situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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this x 10000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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I think were probably happen is that the kid was stupid and the cop was stupid too and met him halfway. That ends up with the dead kid. It also ends up with an acquitted cop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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Oh dear. You are COMPLETELY missing the point. You do need help. You just skipped hopped and jump to the wrong conclusion. Being a black person does not give you the right. Who said that was true? Is that written somewhere? Yes things happened that should've but the result was death. Death. Over a punched eye? Standing in the street? Do you see the glaring difference. I don't think you do. You never will bc you will stay complacent in your bubble listening to what you want to hear from those who think like you. Too bad you have no regard for a lost life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Nobody knows really what happened but as we learn more and more the people on the kids side seem to be more wrong than the people on the cops side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Cant believe you're standing with the Jack Booted Thugs?!?!? Seems to me you should be down there with your Open Carry pals standing with the protestors and MB's family. What they're doing down there is EXACTLY what your Tea Party buddies are all about. Taking Back Our Country. Revolting. Oh, wait. It's only okay if the victim is white. Have a seat, sir/ma'am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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This. Seems that what the cops are doing in the wake of the shooting is exactly what they were going to take up arms over. But they are no where to be found. I wonder why........... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Yup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Wait, so police officers should just let people beat them to death? Look, with the information coming out, it's pretty clear this kid wasn't innocent and the cop isn't a monster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And clearly there were judgement lapses on both side at an absolute minimum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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But that should apply to the cop too. And just because Brown died before a court case doesn't mean he gets to stay innocent somehow. What was the cop's lapse in judgement? I'm pretty sure that every police academy in the US teaches their cadets to shoot someone who is beating them unconscious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Seriously. I hope a video comes out eventually so that people can stop arguing. One side is going to look mighty dumb if a video comes out. Who knows which side that will be. But my money is on the rioters who are saying how Brown was a "gentle giant". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:20 PM Flag
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Why don't you take a punch? Would you take a punch from that guy if you didn't have to? If you had a gun you would shoot him instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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Np - I have taken a punch before (I grew up in a bad neighborhood). Not the end of the world. He's a cop not an Upper East side SAHM. He should be able to take a punch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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Fuck that. Some guy beats me up and I'm supposed to just let him keep beating me up? I'd shoot him in the face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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You're insane and I bet have never had a fight because you'd know that taking someone's life is a lot worse than a few bruises. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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A huge guy breaks my face and then wants to keep attacking me. Yes I would shoot him. You would too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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Not in the head. I have a conscience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Ha ha! But the shooting was justified then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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Hah! You sound like a little bitch. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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And you sound like an Internet cowboy, somebody who's very macho behind their keyboard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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Okay, so in your universe, a huge man can jump a cop and start beating him to death, and the cop should take it and not shoot. Right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:20 PM Flag
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You sound like a nut. Thank goodness conceal and carry is illegal in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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Let the 300 pound guy break your face and see how you feel dingbat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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I'm not a killer lady. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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If the cop let him run away, and brown had killed someone else, all these black racists would be blaming the cop for not stopping the criminal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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He has no weapon and no criminal rrecord. The shopkeeper didn't even call the police in him. How does a fist fight infer that someone is a murderer? [ Reply | More ]
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:::Shhh. Logic has no place here!!::: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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Whether or not he had a record he was in fact a criminal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Because of a video stealing five dollar cigars? Wasn't Giuliani's daughter caught shoplifting at Sephora? I bet half the kids at TT schools have stolen something just to see if they could get away with it. He wasn't a criminal. He was a dumb kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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Wow, you deserve to die for hitting someone? This guy shouldn't have been on the force. A coworker of mine went to officers' school and he said those in common were shocked at how many new recruits had to learn how to box because they had never been in a fight. Is this what we're coming to? Grown men who are supposed to protect us but can't even handle themselves physically? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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officers' school? Do you mean Police Academy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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No, he was in the military. He was a captain in Iraq. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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So basically you don't understand why the police carry guns at all. Not every cop is superman, they can be overpowered and put in danger. What if a policewoman were being beaten unconscious? Would you think it was wrong for her to shoot her attacker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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Taking a punch isn't bring superman. My cousin is a cop and has gotten into many physical altercations. No dead bodies The kid was shot 4 times in the arm. Why did he need to be shot in the head? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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If you're cousin is a cop (I'm sure he is only on UB), you'd probably know that cops aren't trained to wing someone and wound them. They're trained to shoot at center mass (basically shooting to kill). Shooting at someone isn't easy, especially if they are moving, especially if they are charging you. It's absolutely ridiculous and not grounded in any sort of reality to think that police are just going to shoot you to wound you and stop you from acting dangerous. Ask your fake cousin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:14 PM Flag
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He's not fake. He has had physical fights. Chasing kids and pulling them off fences etc. I could care less if you believe me. Believe what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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Seriously ask your cousin then. I still think he's fake, but oh well. Ask him what he would do if one of those kids he pulled off a fence beat him until he fell back into his cruiser with a broken orbital bone. Look policemen can get beaten to death like anyone else. Society understands the dangers they face, so they are given guns to protect themselves. The fact that a bunch of left-leaning white ladies in New York don't want to learn anything about what it's like to be a cop, doesn't mean cops should roll over and let criminals kill them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:21 PM Flag
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The guy was huge and the cop had already fought with him once and had his face broken. Literally. Fuck that, Id shoot him too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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So, in your world, everyone who punches someone can justifiably be shot and killed, or just those who punch cops? Or just black guys who punch cops? Or just black guys who punch white cops? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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How about people who break a police officer's facial bones and then continue to attack them? I think they're good candidates for getting shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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He was shot four times in the arm. I'd guess that was enough to stop the beatdown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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Those shots were probably all fired within 2.5 seconds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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so, breaking bones justifies death? in your world? Or just shot? It's a slippery slope. See, we have laws in this country -- which you seem to be indifferent to -- but I'm honestly trying to understand your moral compass here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Why is it so hard to understand? If he really broke the cops face and was coming back again for more the cop was 100% justified in shooting him. What is so hard to understand about that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Don't you think there is a problem with ANYONE punching a cop? If you are dumb enough to hit a person with a gun, who's in a uniform, you are going to hit the wrong cop at some point. If you are smoking pot and your judgement is impaired, sure, you could be more aggressive than you meant to be - but the cop still has to deal with you. It's very sad a man was killed, but he made some really stupid choices that day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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Didn't Michael Brown hit the officer FIRST? And then he RAN AWAY?? I bet the cop was mad he got hit, so no wonder he shot Michael so many times to make sure he was good and dead. No one who takes a swing at a cop or anyone else deserves to live. I think we should all shoot dead every person we see in a fight from now on. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/what-i-did-after-police-killed-my-son-110038.html#.U_UcSFZgt-P Here's an example of the same kind of wonderful policing that the Ferguson cops did! But this time a white kid died - did he deserve to die, too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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http://www.kmov.com/news/crime/Police-Suspect-hides-in-womans-basement-assaults-officers-271009211.html Why isn't this guy dead? He broke the cop's hand. A also in St. Louis. In addition the guy was actually committing a crime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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If you attack a police officer, there's a pretty good chance you're going to get shot. Is there anyone who doesn't know that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:24 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o the NPD spouse post from earlier. Always surprised when I see people responding they basically can't divorce bc family court system agains protecting kids from other parent. Hasn't anyone come up with any recourse this day in age? It's not 1950. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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I thought about fighting for supervised visits and a right of first offer (meaning if they are not with kids, they have to offer that time to the other parent). But at the end of the day, it was not worth me taking the risk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have "split" after two months of "dating". lol 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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mutual beards [ Reply | More ]
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who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Read another post that got me thinking: Was with my DH at a pub and we saw a woman there who was pretty pregnant. She seemed to be drinking a beer. The drink was blonde looking and frothy and in a mug. Dh was like 'Eh, its okay. We don't know how many shes had. No big deal.' I was a little more worried but thought MYOB. I personally wouldn't that far along but l guess I shouldn't judge. She was there with a lot of friends and maybe didn't want to be left out? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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When I was in London and pregnant, I would go to dinner and have a small glass of wine. No one even cared. MYOB. It could have been a O'Douls which I regularly drank during the early stage of my pregnancy if I went out with friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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OP has no idea if it was a non-alcoholic beer or the only real beer she'd had in 8 mons. MYOB..and it's much safer during the last few wks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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Maybe she just had the baby and looked pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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NOTHING wrong with drinking an occasional beer while pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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Occasional being the operative word. And she is in the last few wks, from your observation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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I'm very pregnant and have an occasional glass of wine. Myob. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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Out in public, or at home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Is the alcohol content greater, or risk to the fetus greater, when the drink is consumed in public or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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Sounds like she drinks at home. Away from the judgmental eyes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:11 PM Flag
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Why would it matter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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Actually, the third trimester is exactly when I would feel perfectly comfortable drinking a beer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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This is exactly what my OB told me - it's safer later in the pregnancy. I had a glass of wine at a restaurant the night before I went into labor and no one really seemed to care/notice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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Could be alcohol free beer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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it's none of your business if she wants to raise a baby with brain damage. [ Reply | More ]
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A single beer does not cause brain damage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:12 PM Flag
[ - ] If sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 1 1/2 hours how do you make sure DCs have on sunscreen at recess? DS is pretty fair and burns easily. He is entering K so I don't think he's old enough to apply it himself accurately and consistently. Any suggestions / solutions? TIA 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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Oh good lord. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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so apply in the AM and pray that it still works? Look if you don't have anything helpful to say, don't say it. I've just been diagnosed with skin cancer and I want to make sure my kids wear sunscreen on a regular basis. [ Reply | More ]
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What about a hat during recess- would he wear that? Or have you talked about it with the kindergarten teacher? I'm sure given your recent diagnosis (which I'm sorry to hear about), she or he would be willing to let you know options for teachers applying it. And third option is getting your DS into it as a routine- it won't be perfect at the beginning- but if you make it a habit that he does daily, that will serve you well in the long run. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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Thanks. Maybe I'll load him up and then work with him on putting it on too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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I don't really think it needs to be applied that often, I think that's SPF marketing... But I would get a good physical blocker and just put a LOT on in the morning. A sunscreen stick for the face and ears, too. I wouldn't count on the school reapplying. Also, long-sleeved shirts (light colors) if he is super sensitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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That's what I was wondering whether it really loses efficacy after 1 1/2 hours. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Why isn't your kindergarten aged child capable of putting on sunblock? I suggest showing/teaching them how to do so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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He's 4. Maybe your 4 YO is / was doing this at 4 but I am not sure mine will remember every day and apply it correctly on his face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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Just get him a zinc stick for his cheeks and nose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Mine has been doing this since age 3. It is simply a matter of teaching them to do so. Get the neutrogena sticks. Extremely easy to apply even for a young child. It's simply a matter of repetitive teaching. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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My DCs are very fair and I put it on in the morning before school. It is only a few months that they are wearing short sleeves and 1 daily application has always kept my DCs from burning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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We are very fair and one application in the morning covers DS all day long provided he isn't swimming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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It needs to be replaced that often if you are swimming. Totally fine to do it just once a day otherwise. Beyond that I have a hard time believing you have such intense sun in NYC in the fall that your kid is going to be burned at recess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Whose seeing Emma Stone in Cabaret opening night? This girl!! I am so excited!! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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Not a fan of performers with lisps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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Lisps? She has one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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np: She absolutely has a lisp. How can you miss it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone receive or take the advice to have red wine to calm Braxton Hicks contractions in late pregnancy? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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I think I heard that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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NP: white wine. It worked! Also was advised after CVS procedure to quell cramping. Worked then too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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yes, I did. I glass of wine per day for about 2 weeks, but then I continued with 1 per week for the next 10 as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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btw, DC is fine and did great on Hunter and g&t tests [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:11 PM Flag
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Sure, a tiny bit of wine is a mild sedative/muscle relaxant. But for lots of BH you also need to stay well hydrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 10:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Pregnant after multiple losses. Taking questions/providing comfort/motivation. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Congratulations! How many weeks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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congratulations! Wish I were you - I have one great ds already and so so ambivalent about whether or not I make the leap to fertility. Had two losses last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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My friend just gave birth to the most beautiful girl after four losses. This is definitely the child she was meant to have. Best of luck to you - I'm saying a prayer for your DB (it's ok if you don't believe in prayer, I do!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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I have one ds -- 6 losses before, then one after. Time to quit for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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congrats! I have a dd, we've been trying for #2 for awhile now. Sometimes I think maybe it's just supposed to take longer this time because there are days when I am overwhelmed by my almost 2.5 year old. We had wanted a 2 year gap but now I'm not sure that would have been good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever known a man who simply never dated and didn't really seem that interested in women? I know someone like this and I'm dying of curiosity. He's nearly 40 and has never had a girlfriend. He barely seems interested in meeting women. Attractive, successful (but not a workaholic), nice personality. Doesn't seem the least bit gay, but maybe he flies under my radar? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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i wonder about men like this too. like keanu reeves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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Keanu will be 50 Sept 2! (But he did have a girlfriend and a baby. The baby was stillborn and the girlfriend died - I can't remember if it was suicide or a vehicle accident.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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it was an accident [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Maybe, maybe not: The people article said she "lost control of her 1999 Jeep Cherokee on L.A.'s Cahuenga Boulevard, sideswiped three parked cars, rolled over several times and was thrown from the car. Authorities believe she died instantly, but they are awaiting toxicology tests to determine the final cause of death. (In her car police found prescribed antidepressants and two rolled-up dollar bills with "a white powdery substance" inside.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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Car accident [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Good grief, that's awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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i know, awful, but nothing since. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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he is gay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Maybe he keeps his personal stuff quiet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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My BIL was like this for a while. In the first 10 years I knew him I knew of one casual gf back in HS. Nothing since. When we went out he just wanted to hang with his buddies and didnt care about meeting girls. My other BIL on the other hand was all about one night stands and meeting girls at clubs. I never got a gay vibe from him whatsoever but thought maybe he just wasn't interested? (this was throughout his 20s). But, about 1.5 years ago he started dating someone who is a great match for him -- makes me wonder if he was secretly dating people and not telling anyone or if he just wasnt interested until he found his current gf but they are now thinking marriage so it only takes one! [ Reply | More ]
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Asexuals / aromantics make up around .33% of men (roughly 1 in 300). That's rare, but not unheard of. It's possible that's what your friend is, whether or not he admits it to himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Isn't an aromantic someone who likes a good aroma? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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that's a smelliopath [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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or a nosographer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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Aromatic aromantic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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a stenchonist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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That's (sort of) aromatic. Also a class of hydrocarbons :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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I have a friend who's brother (must be around 50?) is like this. He's not particularly attractive, and not at all successful, though he's kind of a funny guy. She (his sister, I mean) is quite confident he's not gay, but he's never had a girlfriend or - she says - been on a date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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Some people just don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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My sister is like this. Happy, full life, no apparent interest in men, women, dating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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He is asexual or deep in the closet gay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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Asexual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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NP: two family members, accomplished men in their later 50s. Both married at that age for first time! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.20.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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