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[ - ] DH and I compare Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to our parents: they're both crazy but right now one of them is crazier. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He was at Princeton when I was there. Did not know him myself, but some friends did. Everything I've heard about him tells me he was not well-liked even as a college student. At least one of his freshman roommates outright hates him and says he's the last person he'd want to see as President. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Sudden back pain. Can't bend over. Never happened before, and I'm only 39. Will this go away? What happened? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How fit is your core? [ Reply | More ]
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Have been told strong [ Reply | More ]
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Weird..do you think it's strong or not? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I can hold some lengthy planks. [ Reply | More ]
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yes. time. apply heat. rest. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Fitbit charge or surge? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ds has the charge. He likes it. I suggest ordering rubber things to keep it on though. He lost his flex because it fell off. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] IYO who won the debate last night? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Bush and Cruz [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Tell us one comment that you fantasize about making to a relative, mom "friend", frenemy, co-worker, etc but would never be rude to enough to say in real life. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Johnny is top of his 6th grade class, a straight A student and great at sports but that is because he should be in 7th grade. [ Reply | More ]
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This!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I'd love to tell my bf what a narcissistic a-hole she's become. But that would essentially ruin our friendship, don't you think? [ Reply | More ]
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You only WOH because your dh is a loser who doesn't make any money. [ Reply | More ]
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Your kid got into all the TTs because of affirmative action, so stop bragging. [ Reply | More ]
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Nasty. [ Reply | More ]
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You have no fucking idea. [ Reply | More ]
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Jelly [ Reply | More ]
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Haha. Pulled a lot of responses on that one. Well done. And it looks like this board is pretty diverse! [ Reply | More ]
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You are so incredibly jealous of me that you can't even hide it and act embarrassingly irrationally bitchy towards me - which is pathetic because I've never been anything but kind and generous to you. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she just doesn't like you. [ Reply | More ]
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Your husband makes much more money, but mine's not fucking anyone else [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Some say that the Sunday crowd on ub tends to be very harsh - do you agree? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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it's an incontrovertible fact :) very noticeable late in the day on sunday, though perhaps not today since it's freezing, people are home, and tomorrow is a holiday. [ Reply | More ]
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np-also today is Valentine's Day do maybe they got laid and are in a better mood [ Reply | More ]
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I find it gets worse at night. I try to avoid the evening. New Season of the Walking Dead starts tonight! [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. Lots of angry drinkers. [ Reply | More ]
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Saturday and Sunday mornings I find better than late afternoon and nights, I suspect alcohol plays a part in the evenings [ Reply | More ]
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I think weekdays are worse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone recommend a good bath/sink tub to wash a newborn? I usually wash them in the sink for at least a month or two but its so hard to keep them from slipping and sliding it makes me very nervous. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Just go to Buy Buy Baby. I can't imagine they are that different. Most are on a slant, and some come with a pad/sponge to lay baby on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:20 PM Flag
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Get a dish soaking tub, the kind your mom would put in the sink and dump the silverware in. Rubbermaid probably makes one. Shallow and it will hug the sink bottom. For several months when mine were sitting but not walking, I used to put them in a small Rubbermaid storage bin set on a towel on the living room floor with about 4 or 5 inches of warm water. They could play there right in front of me for up to an hour. [ Reply | More ]
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How many newborns are you washing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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I like the Boon tub; its sturdy, yet collapses down compactly to store. When DB was really really little I used a Summer Infant baby bath sponge too, to keep him from sliding around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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That fisher price whale one for $20 is actually really good. But, someone bought me the 4Moms tub thing for my baby shower (it's pretty expensive though, like $50 I think?) and its AWESOME! So cheap is fine but if you want some extras, that's a great one too. [ Reply | More ]
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+ on the fisher price whale one. It has the insert when they are super small, but my DS fit in it until he was like 6 months so we didn't have to fill the whole bath tube. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] the gop are going to shoot themselves in the foot if they block obama's appointment, he is going to try and pick a pretty moderate judge, but if hillary or bernie win they will pick a very left wing judge and if trump wins he will too. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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hillary won't. bernie, yes, but no more so than ass hat in the office. really unfortunate turn of events. [ Reply | More ]
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if you are a women you should want a more liberal judge, just saying. [ Reply | More ]
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Not that woman. She doesn't care about women's rights. [ Reply | More ]
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Right, because that woman is actually a man. [ Reply | More ]
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Well he'd better do someone moderate after his first two picks have no criteria other than what benefits the masses in their decision making. [ Reply | More ]
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And justice for all is a bad thing? Good grief. [ Reply | More ]
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You are mixing up the legislative branch with the judicial one. [ Reply | More ]
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That makes no sense. [ Reply | More ]
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Better than having the only criteria being what benefits HYP educated white men in the 1% [ Reply | More ]
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Trump can pick his sister. Pro-choice. [ Reply | More ]
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ILT [ Reply | More ]
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It's just more of the same focus on arguing, hating and winning vs. actually governing the country [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Laguardia parents: what's going on with mandatory AP classes? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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In terms of what? [ Reply | More ]
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it was a rumor, here is part of the email: Rising Seniors are not required to take Math or Science if they fulfilled their graduation requirements. We are an Arts School – our Seniors take additional classes in their studios in their Senior year. We strongly encourage students to register for the courses that interest them and that they are qualified for. Senior are encouraged to take a challenging course load; however, we are not requiring Seniors to take Math or Science. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I'm concerned because my dd is interested in the rigorous arts curriculum of LaG, not the academics. If she wanted to be pushed in that area, she would have selected a different school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:13 PM Flag
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have you read the email that was sent? they don't have to... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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OP. I only saw the comments on Inside schools. It was really unclear. I'm concerned for my dd because we hear 2 things from LaG parents. 1) kids of all different academic interests enroll because it's an arts school, so don't worry if your kid is only interested in the arts. 2) LaG is a dual mission school and value academics as much and sometimes more than the arts. My dd does fine academically, but she isn't interested in academic rigor. [ Reply | More ]
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my post is from the email my dc and i got from the school, so don't sweat it. [ Reply | More ]
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If she doesn't care about rigor then she'll be fine. My dd withdrew in Jr. year b/c it wasn't rigorous enough. She felt like it was a waste of her time. I'm really not a fan of LaG anymore (me/dh are alum). [ Reply | More ]
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you do realize things change in 20 years? my school was one of the best in brooklyn and now it has a gun problem. [ Reply | More ]
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DD feeling similarly at the moment. I'm guessing your DD went the private route following Lag. Was the transition difficult? DD loves the arts but ends up teaching herself much of the advanced material. Academics not particularly stimulating. Thanks for any feedback. Very interested in any relevant info you can share. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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Yikes! so sorry for multiple posts- not sure what happened. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. How rigorous are the arts? What field was your dd in? [ Reply | More ]
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DD feeling similarly at the moment. I'm guessing your DD went the private route following Lag. Was the transition difficult? DD loves the arts but ends up teaching herself much of the advanced material. Academics not particularly stimulating. Thanks for any feedback. Very interested in any relevant info you can share. [ Reply | More ]
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DD feeling similarly at the moment. I'm guessing your DD went the private route following Lag. Was the transition difficult? DD loves the arts but ends up teaching herself much of the advanced material. Academics not particularly stimulating. Thanks for any feedback. Very interested in any relevant info you can share. [ Reply | More ]
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DD feeling similarly at the moment. I'm guessing your DD went the private route following Lag. Was the transition difficult? DD loves the arts but ends up teaching herself much of the advanced material. Academics not particularly stimulating. Thanks for any feedback. Very interested in any relevant info you can share. [ Reply | More ]
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DD feeling similarly at the moment. I'm guessing your DD went the private route following Lag. Was the transition difficult? DD loves the arts but ends up teaching herself much of the advanced material. Academics not particularly stimulating. Thanks for any feedback. Very interested in any relevant info you can share. [ Reply | More ]
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What arts area is dd in? [ Reply | More ]
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drama [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, that's probably rigorous. The visual program isn't. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I read about this in the comments section of Inside Schools' Laguardia page. Apparently, the school was selecting students to take AP courses regardless of whether the student wanted to take them. [ Reply | More ]
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they haven't even opened registration for next year. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I understand that. However, for kids interested in Laguardia, that's a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
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it was a rumor, they don't have to, did you read the part of the email above that was sent from the school? [ Reply | More ]
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OP. No. Only the comments on the Inside schools page. [ Reply | More ]
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read what i posted above from the email that was sent from the school and calm down. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I'm calm. The double message about the school I get from parents is confusing. One parent on this says that the the school isn't rigorous enough, other parents say that the school is overly focused on academics. [ Reply | More ]
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Depends a lot on your kid. Mine found it to be a brain drain. The teachers aren't that good and the kids aren't stellar academically (which is fine given it's mission). Mine wanted challenge and the arts. We had a school like that in FL where we used to live and hoped LaG was similar. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. This is where it gets difficult to figure out. My dd wants an easy academic load so that she can go deep into her own interests. She could care less about math & science. History/literature/social sciences interest her because they are connected to drama. [ Reply | More ]
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there are thousands of students to hang out with and you pick a crowd that works for you, my dd loves her art, wants to do well in her classes, but does not need to be stressed out by unnecessary ap classes, so she will take one or two if they fit into her schedule but in areas she likes. [ Reply | More ]
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fyi-my dd likes most of her teachers and they are very supportive, the only teachers she has not liked are the gym teachers, but who does? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm watching Meet the Press. I don't hate people in general. But I hate Trump Cruz and Rubio. I have voted Republican in past but can't believe where the party has gone. 56 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
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+3 [ Reply | More ]
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+Everyone. That is why Trump is even in the race and Bloomberg is even considering running. [ Reply | More ]
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I've never seen a candidate like Trump, who glories in the ignorance of those who follow him. He's like Dr. Laura running for office. [ Reply | More ]
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Dr Laura makes a few good points though. Lots of women need to hear it. Needy women. Overly picky and controlling women. And the idiots who shack-up without a ring in sight or shack-up in general, really. So dumb. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, not all of Trump's points are completely crazy, either. But the way both of them rely on their always being right even when they're wrong because they're who they are, and you're not ... It's such a horrible character trait. It's like the worse they are to people, the more lemmings line up. [ Reply | More ]
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Who is Dr. Laura? [ Reply | More ]
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Ah, fleeting fame. [ Reply | More ]
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Obnoxious right wing nut radio advisor,who gave some good advice to the truly lost masses. [ Reply | More ]
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
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Respectfully, i disagree. Trump was against the Iraq war. Hillary was in favor [ Reply | More ]
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Trump is not documented anywhere saying that before it happened. [ Reply | More ]
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I doubt Trump was against back in 2003- didnt go with the flow back then, logically or politically correctly. [ Reply | More ]
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Not true. Trump has consistently taken the anti war position. Most republicans want to punch Putin in the nose. Trump is in favor of peace [ Reply | More ]
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Nobody can find him saying that he was opposed to Iraq. Nobody. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL, it took me 2 minutes to find this link http://www.rense.com/general54/bushs.htm [ Reply | More ]
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Saying you were against the war a year after it happened doesn't count. [ Reply | More ]
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This!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Sure it doesn't if you are hell bent on hating him. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Has nothing to do with that. The point is that he is comparing apples and oranges. I can say publicly now that I am for or against anything based on how it worked out. That is different than having to decide beforehand. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok Town mom. [ Reply | More ]
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This has been fact checked and debunked dozens of times. Despite his repeated claims to the contrary, there is absolutely ZERO evidence that he came out against the war before it actually happened. None. [ Reply | More ]
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Not good enough [ Reply | More ]
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So true. Trump has a solid record in keeping the peace. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. He has never been in a position to do so. [ Reply | More ]
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Trump did not have to vote and did not even have a vote. [ Reply | More ]
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-1. [ Reply | More ]
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It took incredible courage to defy the blood lust of americans. The run up to the Iraq war was America at its worst. Hillary shamelessley gave in to the blood lust [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Obama is the only one who actually stood up to it. Trump could stand on the sidelines silently and now use a little revisionist history. He was never publicly against it and that's what matters. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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did you see the link above? [ Reply | More ]
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It's AFTER the war began. [ Reply | More ]
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Voting against Bush just because he was on the other side of the aisle doesn't qualify as courage. It qualifies as the acceptable default move. [ Reply | More ]
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It took incredible courage to speak up against the establishment and MSM. Before Trump showed up, I was reading yahoo news and wondering if I am in a parallel universe, as everything they say it's against common sense. [ Reply | More ]
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Np, if the other moms knew I was voting Trump they would counsel DD out of Dalton. No dissent allowed here [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe because all polls show that the least educated among us are backing Trump. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup. Founding Fathers may have been on to something when you had to be literate or own land to vote. [ Reply | More ]
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See, that's why you can't be taken seriously. In NH he won among all demographic groups, including those who are college educated. But even if he didn't your attitude that somehow blue collars' opinion is less worthy than yours is gross. [ Reply | More ]
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I was actually kidding, but NH is a more educated state in general. I agree there should be room for dissent. [ Reply | More ]
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I have to ask this. I have ALWAYS voted Republican and the idea of either Cruz or Trump makes me want to throw up in my mouth. Can you really be OK with this?????? [ Reply | More ]
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Peace is my number one issue, and that is why I am voting for The Donald. Hillary's policy leads to more wars [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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Think about why America was dragged in to the silly war in Afganistan, Hillary allowed Muslims to move to America and the Muslims took down the World Trade Center. Osama Bin Laden was hoping to draw us in, he prayed we would invade Afganistan. America played right in to what the radical muslims want. [ Reply | More ]
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If you want peace, forbid all Muslims from moving to America. Muslim immigration always leads to terrorism which always leads to the US getting sucked in to wars. Give peace a chance [ Reply | More ]
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I honestly care very little about other things in this election. I don't even care if I am poor through the end of my life, but I don't want my children and their children to have anything to do with anything Islamic. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you for encapsulating the reason so many prejudiced people with tunnel vision are voting for Trump. "I don't care if he ruins the economy, all I care about is that my children have nothing to do with anything Islamic, whatever that means." [ Reply | More ]
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Make no mistake, I know exactly what Islamic means. You should also educate yourself, maybe this way you will care more about the safety and freedom of your children instead of your pockets. And I'd hate to tell you, but out of all candidates, Trump is DEFINITELY the most qualified to improve the economy; the others have no clue of what they're talking about, especially Sanders give it all away and Clinton let me stuff my pockets first. What I was saying-and you know it- is that all other issues are less important comparing to Islamic terrorism. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you ESL? Not being nasty but you may not be in the greatest position to support Trump's immigration policies. [ Reply | More ]
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After September Eleventh, the reasonable response would have been to stop allowing Muslims to immigrate. America could have been kept safe that way, with jo wars. But Hillary instead advocated continued Muslim immigration and war in Afganistan and Iraq. Today we have the same choice. Stop spending money on wars and instead spend it here at home to protect our manufacturing jobs, [ Reply | More ]
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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses . . . [ Reply | More ]
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What's your address? [ Reply | More ]
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Ever wonder why the defense contractors and war profiteers are all in favor of increased Muslim immigration? The more Muslims move to America the more terrorist attacks, the more wars. Hillary is playing right in to the hands of the defense contractors, giving them the wars they want. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Queens moms: hows life in Queens? Any good schools - Garden school? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Forest Hills has great schools. Love PS196. Commute to midtown is only 1/2 hour on E and F express. Close to the Fresh Meadow Park and LI beach. Love restaurants and shopping on Austin Street. [ Reply | More ]
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Love Astoria but not sure about the schools. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Am I the only one loving UB this morning? Happy valentines day , UB...you're my real valentines. :) 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Aww, and back at you! [ Reply | More ]
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Happy Valentine's Day to you, too, chickaroo [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone cheap like us and cooking a valentines dinner instead of going out? Im making Nigella's slow-roast pork belly, potato gallatte, and asparagus. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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There are so many reasons to stay home today - babysitters hard to come by, restaurants too crowded, and too much pressure. So yeah. I'm staying home with DH. [ Reply | More ]
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And cold. It's cold. [ Reply | More ]
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This. So cold. [ Reply | More ]
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Eating in is so much better on VDay. Sounds delicious! [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Who needs to go out in the cold, drop a boat load on dinner and a sitter? OP, let us know how your recipe turns out. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope so. Inviting ds and his gf to join us if so inclined...they're poor grad students so...we'll see. :) [ Reply | More ]
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That's sweet. [ Reply | More ]
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That's so nice of you! [ Reply | More ]
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we have only gone out a couple times on Valentine's Day and each time we did not have as nice of time as when we stayed home. [ Reply | More ]
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We went out Friday night and it was lovely. Today, DH is making lamb stew and DD and I making chocolate cupcakes. Home is where the heart is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:02 PM Flag
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Real question- do any married couples actually go on special date to celebrate vday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:02 PM Flag
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We do only because we don't get out much. Any excuse we can get [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:07 PM Flag
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This is what I was thinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:08 PM Flag
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We always celebrate with a wonderful meal that my dh makes every year - filet with bearnaise sauce, broccoli, green salad and homemade rolls - it was our first valentine's day menu (when we were 19) and DH has made it every year since (30 years this year) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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We do sometimes. This year we are away with kids so no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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That sounds wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:08 PM Flag
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Can I come? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Are suburban public schools in UMC towns better than good NYC public schools? Or vice versa? 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:35 PM Flag
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Nobody really knows. They certainly have better and more athletic and after school programs, which can allow the kids to be more well rounded and balanced. In the city, you need to have 'mo money to give kids the same opportunities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:37 PM Flag
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I understand they have fields and such. But do you really think the after school programs are better? How about academics and the arts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:39 PM Flag
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I think academics come down to the teachers in most cases. Arts funding is being cut eveywhere. Instruments and school band/orchestra likely gets more support in burb schools. Exposure to performing arts outside of school comes down to the parents and can't be made up by proximity of your midtown public school to the Met [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:42 PM Flag
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^perfornmig ats and museums... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:42 PM Flag
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What do you mean "can't be made up"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:46 PM Flag
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I mean the fact that you might have a field trip to the Met doesn't replace parents as the primary influencers in, and providers of, exposure to the arts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:47 PM Flag
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Better than gen-ed, not as good as G&T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:38 PM Flag
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Let me guess, you kids is in G&T? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:39 PM Flag
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They are not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:40 PM Flag
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No offense, but I heard G&T isn't what it's cracked up to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:40 PM Flag
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You're absolutely right. I've had kids in each. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:44 PM Flag
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It's all about the peer group. Both an UMC suburb and G&T guarantees you no underprivileged kids, but the G&T kids will also be very smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:50 PM Flag
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Wow. You're awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:52 PM Flag
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Let me guess. Your kids didn't get into G&T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:03 PM Flag
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np: I don't understand what is wrong about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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Agree. A group of kids who scored 99% are smart kids. why awful? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:16 PM Flag
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Nobody said they were geniuses or truly "gifted". Just smart kids with at best very supportive parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:18 PM Flag
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Still not seeing the problem. In gen-ed, many kids aren't that smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:22 PM Flag
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I was reacting to the underprivileged part. It was a disgusting comment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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Saying you specifically don't want to be with underprivileged children? You have no problem with that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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Behavior problems & lack of respect for learning? Yeah, that's a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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Underprivileged means poor. Not badly behaved or stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:42 PM Flag
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Not true. Nyc G&T is made up of precocious kids who were chatty enough and could read enough eords at age 4 to pass the test. It means nothing in the long run. I was in "g&t" in NYC from 4th to 12th grade and it didnt come close to my kids' suburban public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:47 PM Flag
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G and T is fine, but no different than a good Gen Ed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:53 PM Flag
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Which suburban public is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:54 PM Flag
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Having just compared notes with DF who lives in top Westchester town, I would say yes, the academics are stronger, more individual attention due to smaller class size, and obviously facilities/sports opportunities can't be compared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:52 PM Flag
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How much smaller are the classes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:55 PM Flag
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18 - 20 in burbs vs 25 - 32 in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:02 PM Flag
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What burb has 18 kids in a class??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Yes, and I don't even think it's close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:53 PM Flag
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Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:54 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:01 PM Flag
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Itd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:01 PM Flag
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It depends if you are talking about Montclair or Scaradale. Ie it depends on the suburb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:01 PM Flag
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Sure. And it deoends on the NYC public. Take a kid who went to 234, Salk, and City College HS, or PS6, ESMS, and Bard or HSAS. They stack up anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:07 PM Flag
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It depends on the school. I don't think suburban can hold a candle to shs, but they can give the good selectives a run for their money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:07 PM Flag
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How about k-8? Hypothetically ps 6 to Wagner/ESMS vs Bronxville, Scarsdale or Manhasset? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Pretty equal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] How would your life change if you had no real estate costs (mortgage or rent)? Would you SAHM, choose a different career/job, spend more on vacations etc, or just save the money? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:27 PM Flag
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Save more and retire 10 years earlier [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:32 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:35 PM Flag
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Travel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:33 PM Flag
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I moved to a much lower-cost area in NYC. We basically do all the same things (vacations, etc.). We just stress less and feel less guilty about it. I WOH but my mom watches my kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:33 PM Flag
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Save the money!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:47 PM Flag
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Not sure. Our housing cost is about 10 percent of our income. Guess I would just save and do more trips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:49 PM Flag
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We were just talking about this. We think we can get rid of our mortgage in 5 years, which would also be the time our cars are paid for and we're no longer paying for childcare. We'll have an extra $6000 per month. I don't know what we'd do other than save more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 03:58 PM Flag
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DH and I are moving this year because we don't have to be in NYC. Our real estate costs will be 1/6 to 1/3 of what they are here. This allows me to be part-time SAHM/part-time WAHM/part-time student. We're also going to travel more. The base costs-of-living here are insane and truly limit your options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:09 PM Flag
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We don't have a mortgage. Never had one. We had so much money saved that we down-shifted. I guess you could say we're semi-retired. We have a lot of free time now so we travel a lot. Still, even without a mortgage, there are lots of house-related expenses. It never goes to 0. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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