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[ - ] Yesterday someone posted about their private school doing one to one music lessons and their kids being fluent in 2nd language after 2 years language immersion in the school. I am new to the private school process and would love to know which schools offer these type of services. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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Fluent in two languages after two years of language immersion school=impossible. It is astounding to see how little some students progress in immersion settings. Before you say 'no', I'm a language teacher; I not only see it firsthand, but this is the conclusion of a lot of research: immersion schools are a great idea in theory, but you need to radically adjust your expectations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Why are NYers so mean and angry? Even in Westchester County? I could kind of understand NYC, but generally speaking, people in NY metro area are not nice. Now I understand why, before moving here, I heard so many people say they can't stand New Yorkers. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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in my experience, new yorkers aren't particularly mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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It's not that they're mean. They just all genuinely believe that they should express every thought as they have it, and they count on other NYers to have thick enough skin that it will just roll off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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^ NYers all have a high self-esteem problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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+1 they are blunt no nonsense straight types but not mean per se IMO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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Westchester mom here. I know what OP is saying. The moms here are MEAN. Not just blunt or no-nonsense, but straight up nasty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Westchester was not like this in the past. It used to be laid-back, respectable. It got bad in the 1990s with the influx of "new money" finance guys and their dimwit wives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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I never noticed that - have lived in both. Are you sure you aren't just seeing one small group of people and making generalizations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:45 PM Flag
[ - ] So... Dilemma!! We just got notice of an amazing park avenue apartment on sale and it is NOT going to be here for long so we have to act fast. Problem is, we were really hoping to live on the UWS. I've spent barely any time on the UES... How is it? Are the restaurants/shopping as good? I'm thinking no... But our kid's school is here so that's a plus. If you live here, do you like it? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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UES is very uppity and striverish. I prefer UWS without a question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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Shit. Thanks for the response... We don't know what to do!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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UES is loud and annoying with so much construction. Go UWS... SO much nicer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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School district MUCH better UES than UWS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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UES is fine and at the end of the day not all that different than UWS (and I say that as a long time UWSer). if you love the apartment grab it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:45 PM Flag
[ - ] how do most moms decide to stay at home vs. work? Is it mostly a function of finances or more a function of personalities? How does the math work out in NYC? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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It's mostly personalities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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For us it's a function of personalities. I WOH, but this morning when DC said, "I miss you when you go to work every day." I almost came in and quit. Then I reminded myself that when school starts in the fall DC will not be bored home with nanny every day and won't miss me the same way. I should have done full time camp!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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For us it's a function of finance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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I wanted to stay home and we could afford it. The amount of money I am worth in the marketplace would not be worth the cost of childcare unless I preferred to work. Which I don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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So you made less than a nanny and you expect no career growth? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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I made around 40K in the mid 1990s and did not expect to grow in a career that I did not want to pursue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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I have a college degree but no job skills to speak of. In the late 80s and early 90s I was a secretary because I could type, but these days everyone can type and I am not what you'd call proficient on any kind of software. I could probably work at a daycare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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What does your DH do? Hope you don't mind my asking, just curious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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VP in a tech company [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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What's cost of childcare these days in NYC for 2 toddlers? Assume FT. Mom works 50 hours a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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$400 per week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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On what planet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Planet Earth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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What? No way. Much more than that, exp for 50 hours!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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^^The range I have heard is $650 to $950 a week, plus taxes, healthcare, etc for some on top of that. Plus cleaning help, which I would say most WOH people have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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Full-time nanny for 2 DCs costs about $800 per week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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Wow. I pay only $400 per week for 2 dcs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Where are you located? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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UWS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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I'm wondering the same. A lot of my friends from HS SAH in the NYC area and they are all keeping up with the Joneses (buying lots of stuff, don't appear to be living on a budget), yet I doubt any of their DHs earn more than 200k per year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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Agreed they must save ZERO. I don't know how people live like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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finances are a big consideration but obviously not determinative for some people , since there are families with two parents workng who could live on one income, and families who cut their budgets significantly to have a parent at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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Most of the women I know SAH because they hated their jobs but claim it's important for them to be at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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I stay home because DH works crazy hours and if I worked too, our kids would be raised by nannies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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My mom moved to Brooklyn and was very willing (read: pushing) to take care of our kids. Free child care pretty much sealed the deal for me to keep working. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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I wish I had this! My mother doesn't live in the state, but she would 100% be my "nanny" if she lived here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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From what I have seen, the stress of working and having reliable childcare, that both parents are happy with results in both parents saying that it would be better if the mom stays home then come the next two kids and 10 years has passed. Mom is intimidated to return, family has come to rely on her services, then everyone says...well at this point it's not really worth it, entry level doesn't pay.....and then you turn around and kids have left for college! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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Personality, for us. DH wanted a big family, loves kids, and loved being a SAHP until they were in elementary. I did not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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I love my job, I'm primary breadwinner, plus I wouldn't really enjoy staying home all day w the kids and house. In our case its math and sanity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:31 PM Flag
[ - ] There's a reason NYC is the most miserable city in the country, and that post by that bitch complaining that her husband is too nice illustrates is perfectly. NY draws unhappy people looking to remain the same. So much for the "tournament"...I'd imagine the big prize is a lifetime supply of antidepressants. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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Yeah ... how's life in Happyland? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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Happy as hell, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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She wasn't complaining he was too nice. I am very reserved and this kind of constant interaction with strangers would be very unnerving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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I have to respectfully disagree. I'm a very happy person and I'm drawn to NYC. I don't let others define my happiness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Ils golden retriever attacked my almost two year old this weekend. We were outside, fil immediately put the dog inside in the (large) laundry room. Mil let him out and demanded to know what dd had done (nothing, we were all watching, they were rolling around in the grass popping bubbles). They want us to come over again this weekend but mil refuses to keep the dog in another room. Sil also has two young dcs and says she will not come over unless the dog is locked up. Fwiw he did not draw blood but dd has a bruised ear and had teeth marks on her neck. WWYD? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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See them at your house. I grew up like this...my grandparents had a cocker spaniel who'd been abused and was fine with adults but hated and bit kids. All 4 of us cousins got bit by this dog...my one cousin BADLY. Now that I'm grown with grown kids, I ask my mother wtf she was thinking bringing us to that house. She had no balls where her mother was concerned though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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Herein lies the problem, we are remodeling and can't host yet. In a few weeks this will be a solution. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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Then you don't go. Or meet at a restaurant. This is sort of a hotbutton for me, and I am a HUGE dog lover. But I had a dog that bit one of my ds when he was young and the dog was gone the next day. You simply can't have kids around a biting dog. But if they won't cooperate, that's it. Your kids safety > their stupid feelings. And how many weekends do you need to spend with inlaws anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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this this this. (another dog lover) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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Thanks. Dh is of the same mindset but mil is making it out like we are totally unreasonable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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Then just don't see them for a few weeks. You are the mom and run your own family now. You get to make the rules now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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And you can't go 3 weeks without seeing them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Lol, I could go forever... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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So. Problem solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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what you are doing - don't go unless dog is in another room. That said, was the dog rolling around on the grass with them? Not sure I would let any dog roll around on the grass with my 2 year old. very easy for the dog to think play time in a way that is too rough for a small child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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this, it is not the dogs fault [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Playing too rough is one thing but the dog was attacking, I was sitting right there and picked dd up and even in my arms the dog continued to jump and snap at her. Teeth showing, snarling/growling, angry attacking. He has never done anything like this before and has always been around kids, since he was a puppy. You're right about how we were letting her play, we were totally trusting the dog and luckily we got a wake up call without her getting seriously injured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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If the dog had been serious, it would have drawn blood. You are overreacting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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Did the dog truly attack? teeth bared growling hackles raised and with ears & tail down? if not, then more like was he playing rough and DD got scratched by claws or teeth. just keep an eye on them next time and don't let kids get down on the ground w the dog. if so, then tell them that dog has to be kept away from kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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See above, it was scary, definitely NOT playing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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I wouldn't come over unless the dog was locked up, but my DH would probably have killed the dog, literally. He told me if my mother's dog ever hurt our kids he would kill it an I believe him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:44 PM Flag
[ - ] How would you bring this up? I have been carpooling with another mom for daycamp, she does drop-off and I do pick-up. Lately I have been having some issues with her 7 yo DS. Yesterday he refused to get in the car, lay down in the parking lot and started kicking me, laughing the whole time. One of the fathers had to come over and help me (the kid is as big as I am). I am not really close with the mother and I'm not sure how to tell her about this. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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Carpooling is for convenience. This SUX. Break it off and tell her why, starting tomorrow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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"Jane, yesterday Johnny did X. Is there a good solution to dealing with this the next time because a father had to step in and keep Johnny from hurting me further. If this happens again and I can't deal with it, I'm not putting myself at risk. How do you want me to handle this? I won't leave him there but I can't take this on." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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You are the same size as a 7yo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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op. He is enormous. His mother is like 6 feet tall and 300 lbs, he takes after her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Just say this won't work out because of what happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Just tell her the facts, no your feelings. This happened yesterday. I can't keep up the carpool. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Noting that most of the little kids flooding the Texas border were brought up in the Cathlolic faith, and noting that Catholicism champions the sanctity of life and large families regardless of economic circumstance (have that kid on the taxpayer's dime, just have that kid), do you think the Pope would consider altering Catholic doctrine - maybe say, "Hey, use a condom occassionally, the U.S. taxpayer is bleeding out supporting all of your Latin American kids?". 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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I DO think the Catholic Church position on BC has been problematic. Most Americans don't care, but others do. This is the Pope to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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^Problematic is an understatement! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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Also Catholic doctrine says no sex before marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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This if your going to follow the contraceptive rules, then why ignore the no sex before marriage and no divorce rules? I'm not catholic myself, but it seems pretty selective to say god wants me to have many lovers and create many babies! I don't quite think that is the point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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Right. Catholic Church encourages the rhythm method too but many poor people aren't educated on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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Hopefully, he changes the position. I don't think he will find your rationale compelling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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ITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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No kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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The problem in those regions is not primarily one of population growth. It is one of violence and poverty. Both of which are -- at least partially -- due to external factors (drug trade and globalized agribusiness.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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No. WTF. The Pope is not going to tinker with 2 millenia of doctrine to accomodate a temporary immigration hiccup in the United States. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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I think MS-13 and the other drug cartels are more responsible for the kids flooding the border than the Catholic faith. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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the pope isn't changing centuries if catholic theology to help the US taxpayer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone here buy clothes from stores and then wear them right away, without washing them? I have a white shorts emergency, my boss is on vacation, thinking of ducking out and buying a skirt, but I'm grossed out by the idea of wearing it without washing. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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All the time! But why are you wearing white shorts to work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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We are allowed shorts in summer-not shorty shorts.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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All the time. Why is that gross? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Of course. It's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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yes except for the underwear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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I have never ever ashes something before wearing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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Yeah, I don't get why it's gross. Is it because of people who may have tried the clothes on before you? Chemicals? I guess I don't like thinking about all of that, but I always wear stuff off-the-rack, except for undies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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I've bought a few new pieces that certainly needed to be washed first. But most clothes are fine to wear. Just run the fabric across your skin to detect undesirable particles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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Yes, but only if it doesn't have a chemical smell. I usually wash underwear first too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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Okay. I am with you and do not. Then again, I have seen the factories outside the US and that is what swayed my decision. I doubt the US factories are any better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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All of my stuff has been worn by hundreds of people before me - it honestly won't kill you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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I wear clothes without washing. But not underwear. Pants no bigger if I'm wearing underwear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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I wash undies ahead of time. That's it...frequently stuff never looks better than before the first time it's washed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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Only when I'm shoplifting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o. When I visit relatives in the midwest and south, I am always shocked by how many seriously FAT women I see with good-looking boyfriends/husbands. Like I am talking 300+ pounds with a really hot guy on her arm. Meanwhile in NYC, size 10 is considered "chunky." Crazy, right? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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Standards are different. I am a size 14, and when I attend family gatherings in Michigan, I am often by far the skinniest woman there. Even the 18 yos are plus-sized. I feel like a supermodel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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maybe once upon a time they were skinny ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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Agree. There are a number of women from my hometown who were atheltic and highly attractive in my high school days but have gained a significant amount of weight over the years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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Okay, here's a question: why is it mainly the women? Why do the men stay (*relatively*) fit compared to the women? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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blue collar jobs burn calories [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Babies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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But why isn't there more social pressure to be healthy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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OR - I think in a lot of places there is probably still "eating for two" or "you can eat whatever you want" attitude during the pregnancy. Add to that driving everywhere and generally less healthy diet and voila ! Also, they probably never lost all their baby weight so with each subsequent pg they start at a higher weight, then they stop working, yada yada yada and it spins out of control. And if everybody around you is like that, there is less pressure to look better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Everyone is fat there. The guys don't have a choice. No competition for the women or incentive to lose weight, so they hop in their cars and head to McDonald's/Burger King/Whataburger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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You sound no less ignorant spouting your stupid stereotypes than someone who says all blacks are lazy or all gay men are pedophiles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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Depends on the location in the South. I'm in New Orleans and almost all white, preppy guys with white collar jobs want thin. I'm a size 12 but dating a guy from LMC and he loves chubby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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Yeah but even among the preppy set, "thin" is relative. I'm sure they would consider a size 8 or 10 to be plenty thin enough. In NYC, that's not the case, size 2 rules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Women get fat after marriage, men stay in shape and stay with their fat wives because they are loyal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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op. I have high school-aged relatives and they are OBESE. Its not just the moms who are fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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It's a different way of life in the Midwest and South. People have to rely on driving and make more of an effort to exercise. Fast food is more ubiquitous. Folks aren't as image-obsessed as they are here in NYC. I see the same thing with my family members when I go back home to the Midwest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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It's not the driving, it's the image. If they really cared, they would exercise and lose weight. But weight is not important to them, so they don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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Or they cheat on their fat wives with a skinny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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Remember in high school, how boys who dated girls who weren't hot enough go made fun of? Men in Manhattan are stuck in that cycle for life, and have to have the thinnest, prettiest, best-dressed wife in order to compete with the other men. They're simply not allowed to choose women who are anything outside the expected mold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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300lbs? That's stretching it. 220-240 is common enough, though. I've been over 200lbs for the majority of my marriage and my DH looks like Lance Armstrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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Where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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Ohio [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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And you're on this board because ... ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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I don't know, somehow I got past security? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:35 PM Flag
[ - ] do you wash beach towels after every use? (beach or pool) 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:01 PM Flag
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no, I get them in pairs and have lots of different colors so we always know who's used which ones. after a pool day we hang up to dry. after beach shake off the sand and reuse for the next beach day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:03 PM Flag
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Depends on the use. If they are super drenched from the water, yes. If not, I let them dry off in the sun and re-use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:18 PM Flag
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^ but not at our lake house - fresh water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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Why would salt water be a problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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itchy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Nope. Once every couple weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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couple of WEEKS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:25 PM Flag
[ - ] I know this is so 1990s, but my DH is finally letting me change the apartment for better feng-shui. I have a specific question: to save space, we are getting drawers under DDs new bed for her clothes and linens. Is this ok? Her room is tiny and we are trying to save floor space. No flames please. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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why would anyone flame this?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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are you kidding? the underbed drawers will block the energy flow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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It will just be DDs clothes and bed linens. No shoes, toys, books. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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Bed linens are known to be the worst offenders in blocking energy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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For real? Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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It has something to do with the fibers. Energy gets stuck in them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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^^Google it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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Sooo frustrated. Can't find a good solution for this tiny apartment. It's so cluttered! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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Np this person is pulling your leg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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If just bed linens should be fine - but clothing that has been "out" in the the world should not be stored under beds - keep the energy flowing, don't store anything under if you don't have to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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He's letting you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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Big of him, isn't it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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Why do you need permission?? Oh wait... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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We came to an agreement. Don't worry, this is my only home decorating impulse that has been suppressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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Sounds like you need a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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Do you work?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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Yes. If the other option was being at home asking permission for home decor I would likely claw my own eyes out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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Don't for get to sprinkle some pig's blood in the cardinal points. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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^2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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You can find a fix for this by putting something in the drawers. Depending on area of house DCs bdrm in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:25 PM Flag
[ - ] moving to san francisco. what are the best area? single fam. would like a neighborhood in walking distance with shops, restaurants, whole foods (or the like), etc. 2 Million budget. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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The school situation there is kind of a nightmare. Do you maybe want to rent initially to see where you get in and then decide where to buy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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Single family - 2mm? Bernal heights? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Maybe St. Francis Woods or West Portal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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2M single family in the city, good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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It's possible! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:23 PM Flag
[ - ] re-post for morning crowd! Anybody on with the mirena iud? I had it inserted about 7 weeks ago and I am suddenly having acne. Anybody with a similar experience? I am trying to figure out if it's a coincidence or not. I have also been spotting on and off since then but definitely more on for the past week and a half and I am getting tired of it. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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I've never used Mirena but note it's late July, the whole city has acne [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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op here: LOL? I am not sure I got the joke/comment! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:01 PM Flag
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it's hot and muggy. Everyone is breaking out. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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I've had my mirena for about 6 months now and have had instances of spotting for up to 2 weeks - but then there will be like 2 months of nothing. No insight on the acne though, my skin has been good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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i have had Mirena since November and I can honestly say not a single thing has changed (for the worse anyways). I don't get a period, don't get cramps, don't get PMS, etc. Maybe like PP said it is more to do with the weather than the Mirena. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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Were you on the pill before? Some oral contraceptives suppress acne so perhaps it is that effect wearing off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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no, not since 2008 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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i had the mirena for 3 years. it was great. no acne. no periods. it was lovely. we only got rid of it b/c dh had a vasectomy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Your terrible nanny has your children trapped in a double-wide stroller, screeching in the LIBRARY while she uses the internet. They are clearly frustrated and restless and she is ignoring them. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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Waaaaa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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CALL 911!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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See "the caregiver's only job is to keep the children alive" below. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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Yep - see it all the time. Parents don't seem to care and nanny gets to say she took kids to library [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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She kept saying 'we're leaving now' and then staying for 20 more minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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How many times? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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Guess her employer won't give up the wifi password. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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It's a little much to call her "terrible". It's not like she's at home drinking cofeee or, even worse, bottled water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:03 PM Flag
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Okay, your lazy, disengaged nanny. Feel better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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Are you lazy and disengaged while you are posting here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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