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[ - ] Anyone own a small boutique? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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Is opening ceremony small? [ Reply | More ]
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You own it? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What at the regents exempt high schools in NYC? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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A handful like beacon. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What should I wear to my 20 year HS reunion? It will be at a cheesy club in NJ. I am tall and thin and I hated all those fuckers I went to school with. I'm only going to make myself feel better. I'm owning that. Flame away. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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you need to move on. wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Nothing wrong with this. Why not show up and look good? [ Reply | More ]
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OP, don't listen to her. I just went to my 20 year reunion looking tall and thin, and enjoyed the hell out of seeing the dumpy "popular" girls. Have fun and work it. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's always kind of obvious- and a little pathetic- when people show up to reunions with the clear intention to show everyone how awesome/sexy you are now especially if that was not your persona in high school. No one cares! People go to those things to catch up with old friends and see how everyone is doing, in my opinion at least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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No, people care. There are no surprises now thanks to FB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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x100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Not sure why people are flaming you! Wear a nice dress you look good in -- not insanely fancy or anything (for me, a wrap dress w/a fun pattern and black boots worked for h.s. reunion but you and i have totally different builds) [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. I'm not going to go OTT. I just want suggestions for something! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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Don't be overtly sexy. Wear something that scream class, something understated. No flaming from me. [ Reply | More ]
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Any suggestions? I'm pretty casual normally. [ Reply | More ]
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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I was in the same boat a couple years ago. I was the one of the only women wearing a skirt (it was definitely a jeans/sparkly top/suburban crowd). And many people got very heavy in the interim, while I stayed thin. A lot of people didn't recognize me -- it was totally "She's All That" -- I took off my glasses and went from nerd to prom queen. I felt weird and out of place, but I don't think I "showed them" or anything. Every seemed pretty happy with their life, and weren't trying to compete with me. Yes, the cheerleaders were dumpy moms, and I was a hot New York lady, but I'm sure they weren't crying their eyes out with jealously or anything. I wasn't "trying" to show anyone how sexy I was, I just *was* objectively the best looking woman there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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Yea I pretty much feel like no matter what I'm doing a heck of a lot better than those jersey broads that never left out home town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Okay, so I was panicking about ebola... but I have to admit, with the exception of Duncan who was wrongly sent home, everyone who gets it and gets treated early seems to be recovering, at least here in the US. Thoughts? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Those we've been TOLD about ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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Oh, STOP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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What's weird is that from the reporting it doesn't even seem like they are getting very sick? The one guy gets sick and dies, and then these others seemingly recover like it was just one of those routine bugs that go through the elementary school. It's like they are using a machine gun to kill the fly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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IDK. Even though they came through it fine, I would imagine that the two nurses had to go through at least a few days of pretty violent illness. I read an account by Dr. Brantly about how he had uncontrollable diarrhea, how it really strips you of your dignity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone renew their cell phone contract at Costco kiosk? Have to Costco today anyway. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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what's Costco? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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That place where poors (and common rich like Mitt Romney) go to buy food and household supplies in quantities large enough to last a single person half a lifetime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
[ - ] If I win MEGA tonight at $224 mil. How much will I take home? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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1/4 of it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Depends, do you have a wife? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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You won't be winning. I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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about 35-40% of it if you are in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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So about $75 million. And if you can invest it only reasonably well, you can have (after taxes, fees, and a little reinvestment) 2% per year to spend - an annual after-tax income of $150k, without ever touching the principle. Not a bad payday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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You could muni bond it all in 30-year bonds for 3% tax free and $225k income forever. Might not be optimal but essentially no risk if you plan never to sell them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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Good point! [ Reply | More ]
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Love this. Most people would think $75m gives you an awesome income.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Why would you not touch the principal? It's $2 million a year for 35 years. You planning to live to 150? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Keep it for emergencies, dip into it for college funds or other big ticket items, pass it down to DCs, leave some to charity when we die... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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+1 There are too many nightmare stories out there about people who need >$1million for some medical emergency or whatever. And if my kids got a chance at a really great college program or some other opportunity, but needed money, I'd want to be sure the money was there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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Yeah, I would tell all family/friends "the money is going into a trust" and our ability to access it is constrained. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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+1 And I probably just wouldn't tell friends & family that we had won, if there is any way possible to keep it quiet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Fuck that noise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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This is pretty dumb. With $2 million a year you could pay for college or other big ticket items out of your annual take. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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np You could also waste a lot of money, and find yourself with nothing just as you get into old age and life gets more expensive. Or the market could crash (again) and your investment could drop by 50% or more. There have been a lot of very wealthy families who messed with the principal and were broke by the next generation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Why would the next generation need to be wealthy? Let them earn it themselves the way their parents did! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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never heard of inflation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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All the more reason to spend it now before inflation makes it worthless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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Buy property [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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smh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Highly recommend, if you can do it. DH and I won a lottery the year after we got married. We haven't worked since, and both of us get to be SAHPs. It's kind of a blast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Or you can spend it all on a condo. Wait, you probably don't have enough to get one in that new Park ave building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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That's a silly idea. You aren't going to live forever. You should use life expectancy tables to figure our a declining principal strategy (taking into account inflation) to arrive a zero at death. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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1/4. Half goes away if you take the upfront lump sum. And then another half of that goes away for taxes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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The cash option is $137 million. The top marginal rate, which most of the income will be subject to, is 39.6% (federal) + 8.97% (state) + 3.876% (NYC) = 52.446%, which leaves around $65M. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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tax rate is a little lower because they could deduct the state/local taxes against federal- so the right answer is around $70m. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Aahhh...the best part of lottery dreams...working out the math behind the taxes... ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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OR: you are right, good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Whenever I step into an elevator with a colleague, I feel that I am nervous and have to come up with something to chat. Is that just me? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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Just say hi, how are you? Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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just you [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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most people are so self involved w their phones I dont even bother anymore [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Just say "hi" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Nurse Nina Pham is ebola free 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I want her fluids, I mean plasma just in case. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Everybody gets the treatment but the black guy [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe if the black guy had been a little more forthcoming on his first visit to the ER, he too could have been saved ;) [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. [ Reply | More ]
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Very sad if you think about it. Black guy does not get the plasma maybe bc he was not forthcoming. But the blacks in Africa get the "experimental" vaccine. Its like we are testing on them again like the syphilis testing we did on the black. [ Reply | More ]
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It had nothing to do with him being forthcoming. It has to do with not having an HLA match for his plasma. [ Reply | More ]
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Riiiiiight [ Reply | More ]
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One less rioter, the Ferguson grand jury will announce their decision soon. Doesn't look good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Luckily, the black girl got treatment, so we can move on from the race card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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The "black guy" didn't get plasma because there was no match. Plasma has antibodies that are linked to ethnic background, and there were no African survivors to potentially donate plasma for him. The CDC looked. In order for one of the other patients to get plasma, a survivor was flown from Britain to donate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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That is a little sad but also true for bone marrow. The black guy also would have had a better chance had the hospital taken him serious the first time he showed up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Thousands of people survived in Africa, there was no match to fly in for him? [ Reply | More ]
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The other nurse is better too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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yay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Interesting how her picture was all over the papers and Nurse Amber's was not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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That's because Nina didn't get on a commercial flight knowing that she wasn't feeling well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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that too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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she's cuter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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true dat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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could be as simple as that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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Nurse Amber (who I despise for her reckless disregard for others) recovered pretty quickly. There hasn't been much about that. Seems some get it worse than others? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm guessing that early detection is key. These nurses were admitted at the first sign of fever. They didn't wait till they had uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea. Plus they had the best of treatments made available to them. So many differences between these cases and the typical African victim. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but Nasty Nurse Amber recovered faster than Nice Nurse Pham. Pham got sick first and is just now recovered. Wondering if people get it to various degrees. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, I see your point. I thought you were comparing the survival rate among these American cases to the rate in Africa. I agree, Amber really did recover quickly. [ Reply | More ]
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Because she was the first to be infected on American soil - it was a big deal. Amber was second, so it was less dramatic. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So happy to hear that nurse Nina Pham is ebola free. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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+1 million [ Reply | More ]
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And her little dog, too. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
[ - ] We are letting our morning sitter go. She is a lovely person but the job has evolved. I was going to call her today and tell her to work another week and get paid for 2 more after that. DH says make the day I tell her the last day. She is not going to hurt my children or the house, but DH thinks she'll say something to the kids to make them sad like 'mom and dad don't want me around anymore'. Suggestions? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i think he's right. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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+100000000000 [ Reply | More ]
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He's right. BTDT. [ Reply | More ]
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I would do what your dh suggests. Your kids are more important than her at the end of the day. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Gah, it feels like adding insult to injury. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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how so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Nanny here: I don't think she is going to say/do anything to your kids but at the end is your decision, giving her severance would help her out while looking for another job, tbh a lot of Ub moms are a bit paranoid. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks Nanny. Im going to pay 3 weeks severance and offer to help her find a job if she wants. [ Reply | More ]
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She may be "lovely", but it's frightening how many "lovely" nannies have their employers' keys stolen (and copies made) by their gang-banger thug sons who come back later to rob you (or worse). [ Reply | More ]
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Your DH is right. Tell her you will give her a good refrence, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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How long has she been with you? Do you WOH? If she hasn't been with you that long and you WOH I agree with DH. [ Reply | More ]
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2.5 years, who and kids are 4 and 6. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it depends on your level of trust with her. But I tend to agree with DH. If you feel bad about it, you can add to severage. For me, an extra week would be worth it to tell her on her last day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Wow, after 2.5 years act this way? You're an ass [ Reply | More ]
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why is she an ass? her kids are in school so she just no longer needs this nanny. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't get this. Once employed an employee is entitled to a job for life? 3 weeks severance. [ Reply | More ]
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She is an ass for HOW she is letting her go, not for letting her go! [ Reply | More ]
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what does she do in am while kids are at school? what will she do all next week? [ Reply | More ]
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If you truly no longer need her let her go tonight and pay her the next week instead of having her come. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's kind of weird not to let someone say goodbye. Yes to severance! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Please explain to me why these super wealthy families would send their kids to such run down schools like Trinity, Collegiate and Brearley? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Well, dear, if you have to ask... [ Reply | More ]
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I really want to know after touring the open house [ Reply | More ]
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So i guess you won't apply. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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Best show in town? [ Reply | More ]
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Nice try troll. Get a life. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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she was going to say no one should apply. [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't call them "run down", but we value education over aesthetics. [ Reply | More ]
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NOKD [ Reply | More ]
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gosh do i love this time of year. [ Reply | More ]
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? [ Reply | More ]
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Ask your question during the interview. LOL [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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I agree if you have to ask you are missing the point. But I'll humor you anyway. The programs are amazing, and a lot of wealthy families do not like showiness. They want to teach their kids good values. [ Reply | More ]
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Collegiate is getting a new campus but I'm disappointed with the location. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm out in the burbs so I've only heard of these schools - never been and don't know anyone who went there. Is it true these places are run down. If so, I'd find that very surprising! [ Reply | More ]
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That's OK, most people in NYC haven't heard of them at all. [ Reply | More ]
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These schools are for the 1%. [ Reply | More ]
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PS 6 is much more well known. [ Reply | More ]
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They are not run down. Many of the public schools are however. [ Reply | More ]
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They are understated. [ Reply | More ]
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just like nyc gen eds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:05 PM Flag
[ - ] I buy organic and high quality for almost everything. Now I need to scale back on spending. What can I buy cheaply and skip organic? Fwiw I buy organic for "the dirty dozen" but also dairy (milk, yogurt, butter, eggs), I buy good peanut butter w no added sugar, organic meats (often grass fed), etc. I have two young sons. TIA 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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WF [ Reply | More ]
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That is where you will overspend. [ Reply | More ]
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please! That is the worst. [ Reply | More ]
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costco [ Reply | More ]
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This. It's huge and may cause you anxiety, but the savings are great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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I buy organic milk, yogurt, eggs, butter, potatoes, and carrots at TJ where it doesn't cost must more. I buy meat at costco. All else I don't get organic as its too expensive. I think some is better than nothing. I cook a lot from scratch and meal plan which helps with cost of food. [ Reply | More ]
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Trader Joes has affordable organic. I hear Whole Foods has gotten cheaper. Buying local seasonal vegetarian is probably the most cost effective I think. Is Kerrygold for butter within your budget? It's grassfed and actually better than organic IMO. [ Reply | More ]
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Trader Joe's 'organic' is not to be trusted, IMO. I did some research, didn't like what I found. Their organic eggs/milk are very low quality organic. [ Reply | More ]
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Links? [ Reply | More ]
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cornucopia.org - you can search on them (and others) [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
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The kale police has always hated Trader Joe's [ Reply | More ]
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I think we just hate BS when it comes to healthy food, actually. [ Reply | More ]
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I had their Mandarin Orange Chicken with some broccoli and rice last night, and DAMN that was good. Organic be damned. [ Reply | More ]
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It is better than non-organic. NO? [ Reply | More ]
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Join Park Slope Food Coop [ Reply | More ]
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
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Trader Joes> the organic chicken and milk are very cheap. costco also has cheap organic chicken, milk etc. [ Reply | More ]
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You need to join a food coop, stat, and get your organic/low pesticide food directly from the farm. WAY cheaper, tons of them in this area and you will be amazed at the quality. Far superior to the 'organic' of dubious origin that you will find at Whole Foods and the like. Check out Roxbury Farm, pretty sure they deliver to NYC area, if you are in NY. They do NY Metro and CT as well. LOVE them. [ Reply | More ]
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+1, Stonehedge farm is a good one [ Reply | More ]
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Household items [ Reply | More ]
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You have too much invested in the fact that you buy "high quality." Generally that just means the most expensive. Buy organic milk, certain veggies, and don't worry about the rest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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All natural PB is cheap, actually store brand at whole foods is not expensive, Trader Joes cheap too. I try to buy organic or pastured milk, but don't bother w eggs since organic standards aren't that strong for laying hens as I understand it. My family doesn't eat meat, I think moving towards more legumes, organic tofu, eggs for main dishes a couple times a week should help you save. I choose produce based at least in part on price. Fwiw I am pretty price sensitive and I find that whole foods for bulk, and for their own brand (bread, frozen fruits/veg, PB, tofu, canned foods, etc), is often cheaper than the other places I can walk. Produce can be more there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Buy surplus cream and make your own butter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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+1 And if you have a food processor, buy bulk peanuts in the shell, have DCs shell them, and then run them through the food processor to make your own peanut butter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Same with this. SHELL peanuts and grind them yourself? Come on, who has the time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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She has two kids - THEY have time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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According to the post about overscheduled kids, they might not have time! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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You have to have some serious food hangups to start SHELLING YOUR OWN PEANUTS to grind up into peanut butter. At this point I believe I'd be looking for a different sandwich filling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Honestly, this seems a little extreme! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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It takes about ten minutes and can be done by any 8yo child. Not extreme at all - as long as the cream costs less than the butter would have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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organic is useless. ebola is here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Grow your own herbs & veggies. Then you know exactly what pesticides & chemicals have been used on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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+1 We have one of those upside-down hanging tomato gardens, and two window boxes. We have to stagger our growing "seasons" to make sure we don't end up with so many vegetables that they go to waste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Frozen vegetables have all of the nutrition of fresh, but have been washed, peeled & chopped, so you don't have to worry about what's on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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If your budget is your issue, simplest fix is to lower the meat in your diet. and look carefully at what you are throwing away and buy less or eliminate those. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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+1 Replace meat with high-protein veggies and legumes. Much cheaper, last longer on the shelf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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np: this usually costs me more or all we eat is carbs. What are you making? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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Fresh Direct has good organic milk that is not ultra pasteurized (lower shelf life but much better for you). Reasonably priced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Redshirting. Yes or no? On the fence. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Case by case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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You have no choice with NYC privates. They do it to you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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My DD is late spring so we had no choice in the matter. She is the second youngest and I don't think it has been a great thing so far. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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+1 You only get a choice if you are a legacy, sib, billionaire or minority. Everybody else you can argue the matter until you are blue in the face but the schools will do with you what they will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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I did it and was told her my DS is a veal child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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Absolutely no. Redshirters have lower scores and achievement over the long-term. Being older in your age group is not a good thing for striving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Well, that is what I thought. But DD is in first grade and even though taken individually she is doing great (reads at level K/L, good at math etc) she is below the level of 50% of her classmates some of whom are a full year older. So I don't know, I am not sure yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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it will pay off later on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Hope you are right! When do you think things start leveling off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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cant help you there- we have not had your experience with superolder classmates yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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OP - Is there any research that supports this? Would love to learn more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Yeah- google them- Harvard study, Norway study, Canadian study- younger ones have higher scores and higher earnings long-term. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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I guess what is unknown is what happens if the differences in ages get more extreme as in today's NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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I say no if the decision is up to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Birthday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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early July [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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Depends on the kid and birthdays. Late Dec, might as well. August, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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In DD's class about 7% of the kids are July to Nov - redshirted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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70% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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That's crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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so pathetic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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I know. DD is spring and the youngest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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DS or DD? Birth month? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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DD July [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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I can see how you'd be on the fence. A friend, who redshirted his son, told me that the K program he was talking to for advice said that you won't regret redshirtting but you may regret not redshirting. I think it really depends on the kid and it's hard to know now ... We redshirted our DS with a late Dec birthday (public - not NYC so we could). He is a second child and I think actually would have been ready for K. But he will be fine in K next year. GL to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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that advice is stupid and comes simply because the 'feedback' of redshirting coming in social capability supposedly is more visually measurable and more immediate than the academic benefit from striving later on (when not redshirting). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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If the kid excells can always move them up a grade. How's that for striving!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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LOL, like you just click a button and snowflake jumps a grade- just walk her over to the next classroom on Sept. 1! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Russian woman on today? What is the nanny rate for a Russian nanny? I don't care about her English skills. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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I pay $12/hr, but depends on where you are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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How much in Manhattan (not ritzy part). I need 1/2 day housekeeping and 1/2 day childcare with 2 kids. Am looking for someone with good Russian (don't want anyone from any of the Stans). I haven't hired anyone for a long time. Appreciate advice. TYIA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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The lowest I've heard is $10/hr for 1 db full time. We pay $14/hr for 1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Does she speak English? That is on the high end for 1. Did you up her pay over the years or is that the rate you offered? Is she full time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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I'm Russian and a nanny. I get paid $28/hour plus OT and vacation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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lying bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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If it makes you feel better to call me names, go right ahead. Doesn't change the fact that I'm telling the truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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we all know we aren't talking about someone like you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Do you expect her to service your DH as well as watch the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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oh nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Donald Trump Jr. and wife Mrs. Vanessa Trump have FIVE kids. Wowzers! Kudos to them! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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how many nannies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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12 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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If I had that much money in my safe, I myself would secure it to the floor with more than a few bolts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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Really? Didn't know that. So he has 9 kids total? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Donald's son. Not Donald. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Right. Donald Sr. also has five. 3 by Ivana, 1 by Marla and 1 by Melania. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Oh. OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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