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[ - ] Why is the default position to arm the teachers? If a nightclub was shot up, they would hire security. Not ask the cocktail waitresses to pack heat. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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A strip club woukd hire bouncers, not ask the strippers to wear a gun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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Besides, where would the strippers put them? I mean, you have to think of these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
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I don't agree with it but I think the logic is that these shooters seem to get past security a lot of the times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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Probably because the teacher is the only adult in the classroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
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As a teacher there is NO WAY I would carry a gun, end of story... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
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Then who will defend the children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I think it is very possible that some random neighborhood blogger in Brooklyn will have (inadvertently) been the person to take down Trump. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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explain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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A local blogger noticed a run down house that was an eyesore. She isn't interested in politics at all but posts random things about goings on in the neighborhood, like restaurant openings and closings, neighborhood gatherings, etc. Turned out the house was owned by Paul Manafort. That in itself isn't odd, but it turned out that a guy who was a Trump economic advisor during his campaign owned a bank that specialized in loans to Veterans. That bank made a multi-million dollar loan -- more than 24% of its loans that year on ONE house -- for far more than the property was worth. And it happened AFTER Manafort left the Trump campaign. it was obviously a pay off to Manafort to keep him happy and quiet. Financially it made no sense at all to make a loan that was at least a million more than the property was worth. When your bank was supposed to be making small loans to veterans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:28 PM Flag
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the 400 pound hacker? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
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There are a lot of random people in this puzzle who have clearly done some very stupid things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Seriously wondering how Trump can continue to spout his "only the best people" line with a straight face. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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i know. still your prez for 7 years!!! ugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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Even if you are for Trump, the constant parade of firings, scandals, and quitters can't be ignored. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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The only scandals are the made up ones by the biased news networks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
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Ah yes. Cue the bit about crisis actors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:28 PM Flag
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And you know this because why? Have you already fixed the 2020 election? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
[ - ] About to start searching for our first house (not in NYC but upstate New York). Any advice on the process for a first-timer, things you wish you had done or not done? Family of 4. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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no. you'll just have to look a lot. don't take a woman with young children as your broker. actually, i just prefer men in general for this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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Interesting. Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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you'll just get an idea for price (most important). you'll get a feel for the neighborhoods. everybody wants something slightly different so it's hard to say (at least for me) what you should look out for. but you'll get an idea after a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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oh, about the women, i had a lame lame lame young mother who totally did it as her "extra income" job. she had to be canned. there are some decent ones, i'm sure. but the others i knew were cut throat pita hags who'd just hound you. but then again, could just be the business. but the one i liked the most was a dude. a middle aged older dude. he also wore no seat belt. he was funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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OP: Also, we live across the country right now, so can't easily pop over to see things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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then rent first. don't buy site unseen or just pics or whatever. live there a while first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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Where upstate? Do you mean Westchester? Albany? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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Albany area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
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If your kids are old enough to have opinions, don't take them with you house hunting. Only look at houses you can afford -- if you look $50k above your budget it'll be harder to be satisfied where you end up. Before you commit, visit the house/neighborhood at different times of day and on the weekend in case the demented ranting guy next door is at work while you first visited. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
[ - ] I don't want to become a teacher in America any longer. What can I do instead? I was halfway there. Age 36, with a 5 yo dc. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:17 PM Flag
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what's going on? where do you teach? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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Therapist for speech or special needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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Nonprofit sector- tons of education focused nonprofits where you can use your training, but not be in a day to day classroom environment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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That's a shame, but if you'd abandon the profession just because you believe you'll be shot, I wouldn't want you teaching my kids anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
[ - ] My 17-year-old is on break this week. He's broke so mostly staying home play games online and working on a few scholarship essays. Nice having him around, but he is an eating machine. I've already been to the store 3x this week and he just told me we are out of a few things...cheese, luncheon meat, bananas, chips, etc. Ugh. No wonder he's always broke ; ) 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:14 PM Flag
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Be happy you have a healthy, growing 17 yo! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:15 PM Flag
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Ha, so true. I just can't believe how much he eats. He doesn't usually come home until 6 so I don't often see his afterschool binge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:18 PM Flag
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or - I always wish I had the metabolism of a 17 yo boy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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OMG so true. I watched him eat a 1/2 gallon of ice cream last night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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Give him some money and send him to the store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:18 PM Flag
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Good idea. I just asked him to make me lunch (I WAH) and he told me we were out of food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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You make your kid pay for groceries? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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No. Afterschool he will do activities then go out with friends and eat. He works and pays for this on his own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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Send him out to buy food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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Always broke? Are most 17 years old flush with cash? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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He works so usually has money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm not American and am married to a true blue conservative American for whom gun rights are sacred. We got into a huge fight about it last night. I just don't understand what guns mean to so many Americans. It's bewildering, it seems ludicious. I feel like this is a wedge between us because it shows there's a part of him I can never comprehend. Anyone else in this position? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:12 PM Flag
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Answer is you are not American. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:13 PM Flag
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wrong. answer is he is from a red state. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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People do not trust the government or the media. They are not going to give up their rights and be defenseless to the liberal agenda they have planned for this country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:15 PM Flag
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Uh huh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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Not exactly but as a liberal, New York, jew, pacifist this is a wedge issue for me and many as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:15 PM Flag
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no, your stance makes no sense. who gives a fuck who has a gun. maybe consider killing yourself to spare dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:15 PM Flag
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stop replying over and over to same post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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stfu. maybe we're not all brain dead. wtf. who gives a flying fuck about a bunch of ghetto people killing each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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You do when it suits your narrative on any given day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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NP: WTF is wrong with you- why would you give such a hateful response to a simple request for insight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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Oh Boris, get a grip. You are overplaying the opioid personality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
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There has been an indoctrination campaign in the US for many decades now, underwritten by millions of dollars, to make guns a sacred cow. They are something that makes the powerless feel powerful. I know how you feel, my DH actually has one of those stupid red hats. I can't comprehend that, either. Fortunately, he let me raise the kids so they've turned out okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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I'm guessing your dh is also a MAGA guy and thinks that the guys who marched in Charlottesville were all "good people". I suspect you always knew what he was like. Those people have always existed in history. Who do you think worked at the concentration camps in Nazi Germany? It took a lot of people to run them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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he voted libertarian (and wrote in hillary in the last election) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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Ludicious indeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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Gun rights will mean a lot to people until they don't. We've made larger changes in this country before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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It's a young and vast country that has had horrible fights against Indians, the British and in the Civil War, each other. Many Americans with guns live in remote places where animals and potentially unwanted people get on to their property. Very different than packing heat in a major city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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This. People have been indoctrinated into the "gun culture" When I was growing up in the 60's people didn't think about this much. Maybe we need a draft so those men get to go where real men shoot guns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Guy here. I told my internet provider to block all porn a month ago and my mood and general life happiness has been seriously boosted since then. If your DH is a little down do this. Turns out porn really is bad for the brain. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:10 PM Flag
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so they just know all the porn websites, huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:12 PM Flag
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Yes when I did it they said there is a well-known 3rd party that identifies them for such purposes. Right now if I search sex on google I get no porn sites, in results, images and videos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:13 PM Flag
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sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:14 PM Flag
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I'm not kidding. They said there is a law requiring the availability of such a filter. CIPA or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:16 PM Flag
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It's called the "Symantec Rulespace engine" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:15 PM Flag
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Good for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:17 PM Flag
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now this is interesting. what about gaming? i worry that huge swaths of young men are being lost to gaming and porn addiction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:17 PM Flag
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I don't game but I think it's fine. Games are actually really hard. The last one I played was World of Warcraft and once you get to the higher levels you had to join teams and have super coordinated plans to "win." It was like work. I'm not using hyperbole in any way. Actually it was more intense than work, although you didn't get fired if you messed up. Well you got fired from the team. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:18 PM Flag
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but the addictiveness of gaming is another thing entirely. how old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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Seems like an enriching activity honestly. You don't know how hard these games are beyond a certain level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:24 PM Flag
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I stopped playing because it required too much attention it was a busy day at work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:24 PM Flag
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what has it done for your sex life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:18 PM Flag
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Less important but enough. I don't think biologically you need to do it more than once every few days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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Also, less sexual things are more arousing now if that makes sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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it does! so you're more attracted to your wife maybe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:24 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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You're talking to women here. We largely have our shit under control that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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I mean for your DH or DS. You'd be surprised how often they look at porn. It's so easy without such a block. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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What about your cell phone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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Did it there too. Same company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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The younger (30's) guys I work with are all game addicts. They talk about it, can't wait to go home to them, spend all weekend on them. I suppose that's their right but it seems pretty insular and a time waste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a great sofa bed you could recommend? We are open to murphy beds, convertible styles or even traditional fold out styles. But it needs to be comfortable enough for long-term guests (we have family who visit from overseas for a month at a time). We are in NYC. TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Love my Crate & Barrel Willow, but it's a big, overstuffed casual style. Very comfortable for both sitting and sleeping, and it comes with a slipcover, which is convenient for laundering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] A job has opened up that normally I would want, but right now I have the best boss of my life and am very happy in my job. This boss has a pattern of moving along after 5 years although now she's in her mid 50s. Is there a way I can tell her that I'm not going to apply for the job as long as she has no immediate plans to move along? I would also tell her she's the best boss I've ever had, although normally I don't talk so personally to my bosses! Thanks 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Do you work in an industry where your boss would take you with them? I wouldn't be shy about asking your boss what their long term plan is, and just highlighting you really enjoy working with her. Doubt she will be jumping around too much at that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:10 PM Flag
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there might be room for that kind of movement somewhere else. this opportunity is pretty rare though. is it too much to tell her she's the best boss i've ever had? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Late 20s/early 30s ladies - talk to me about Botox. How often/how many units/what areas do you get? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:04 PM Flag
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damn, late 20s?? Are you a trophy wife? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Aspiring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:13 PM Flag
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i'm going to let you in on a little secret: men care about personality way more than you think. it's a secret because even men don't realize it. the best example is the owner of a brothel in nevada, who said that a woman in her 30s with a great personality makes way more than the hottest 18 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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No one gets Botox at this age. And if you do, it's a mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:10 PM Flag
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I just got Botox for the first time and I’m 45. Relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:18 PM Flag
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I'm 54. Probably won't care for another decade. I use moisturizer since I was a teen so I have no wrinkles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
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spf moisturizer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone I know--but not very well--keeps tagging me in Facebook posts about all of the upcoming marches. I DON'T want her doing this. Do I just let it go or not? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:59 PM Flag
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Just untag yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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Untag and if it keeps happening ask her to stop. [ Reply | More ]
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How can anyone be this helpless? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Long weekend suggestions for NYC for spring break? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:57 PM Flag
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Things to do IN NYC, or places to go from here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Trumps approval keeps going up. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:48 PM Flag
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lol no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:50 PM Flag
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Yep he is at 50%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:50 PM Flag
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Well, then, have some vodka with your potato, you can celebrate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:54 PM Flag
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It is interesting to see how many profoundly stupid, racist and generally hateful people there are in this country [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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The deplorables right? Haha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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yes the deplorable Trump votes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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Those deplorables elected the best President we have ever had [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:55 PM Flag
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go collect you monthly disability check and get off UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:57 PM Flag
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His top Campaign aide is pleading guilty in an about an hour. MAGA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:55 PM Flag
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When has to do with crimes he committed while working with Obama hahahah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:57 PM Flag
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I love the slow drip, drip, drip, from the Mueller investigation "lock him up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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Read above ditzo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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"lock him up!!!!!!!!!!!!!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:01 PM Flag
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4 and counting. Seems like a steady stream to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:01 PM Flag
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He only hires "the best people" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:59 PM Flag
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And fired him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:02 PM Flag
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Because, conscience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:26 PM Flag
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then he should have some friends in prison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:59 PM Flag
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He's gonna make some friends ; ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:04 PM Flag
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my theory, he was raped by an undocumented immigrant in military school, never got over it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:13 PM Flag
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LOL! It's going up to 40%. Wow. I know you are never on here except once every 2 months when some outlier tracking poll puts him at 50%, which then goes down to 40% by the SAME polling organization that you pretend not to notice. He is at 37% approve. and yes, it is slightly rising. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:01 PM Flag
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Suck it. He is climbing up up up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:03 PM Flag
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37% baby. And that is BEFORE he completely messed up on his fake empathy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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to the hangman's noose, yes sir he is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Beacon Vs La Guardia 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:47 PM Flag
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Good vs great ? [ Reply | More ]
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Lag [ Reply | More ]
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Unless sports interest [ Reply | More ]
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Academics or overall ? [ Reply | More ]
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LaG. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] That sheriff deputy is incompetent (because Cruz has been reported to him) and a coward. That is all. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:46 PM Flag
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And he would be just as incompetent if he had run into a crowd of students and started shooting the guy who he decided was probably the shooter among them. Not only is he just as likely to be wrong, but he is just as likely to kill even MORE students in the gun fight. Do you have any idea how many innocent bystanders get killed in those kinds of shoot outs with police? And that's not firing into a crowd of thousands of running children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:49 PM Flag
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and this is why the idea of arming teachers or having more "good guys with guns" is completely ludicrous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:57 PM Flag
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So armed, trained, police officers shouldn't rush in to active shooter sites? Are you serious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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Of course they should. But thinking that is the solution when even those "armed trained police officers" KNOW that we should not allow civilians to own these assault weapons capable of killing dozens in ONE MINUTE is only something that people who hate America want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:02 PM Flag
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OK Ms. Petersen. Sorry your DH has a small dick and is a fucking coward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 05:59 PM Flag
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The guy WAS a coward. Unfortunately, he might have saved someone's life with his cowardice, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:03 PM Flag
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no,the students usually kill themselves as soon as the police come in. he is a piece of shit coward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 06:11 PM Flag
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