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[ - ] I'm taking a beloved 14 year old nephew to the tenement museum tomorrow. Any recs for a "grown up" restaurant nearby for lunch? He's the oldest of much younger kids and we like to treat him to something a little special when we can 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:06 PM Flag
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Not "grown up" per se, but I would go to a Lower East Side institution like Katz's or Russ and Daughters. Perfect with the theme! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:11 PM Flag
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or go into china town for dim sum [ Reply | More ]
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Tks! [ Reply | More ]
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Schiller's. [ Reply | More ]
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Ty [ Reply | More ]
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Aunt Jake's in Little Italy is nice (yes that's the name). Nice pasta dishes. Nearby is Ferrara bakery with good cannolis, or better yet, Cafe Palermo has the "best" cannolis in Little Italy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:14 PM Flag
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Stanton Social is kind of fun since they do everything in tiny sizes for the table. But if it's just 2 of you, that might not work. If you do go there, Insomnia Cookies is around the corner for dessert after. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:14 PM Flag
[ - ] CFrom conversations that I’ve had with some Trump voters in recent weeks, I was struck by how they viewed the Democratic Party as snobbish, elitist and looking down its nose at “average Americans.” And in conversations with some Clinton voters, I found confirmation for that view in the open disdain that the Clinton backers expressed toward the stupidity of anyone who voted for Trump. In other words, the Trump voters were not wrong to feel “dissed.” 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:03 PM Flag
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No shit. Everyone knows this.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:03 PM Flag
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NP. Most of the Democratic Party's policies help working class Americans. But the Democratic decision to allow millions of unskilled Hispanics in drives down wages. Dems have thus permanently lost Working class voters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:10 PM Flag
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No, they weren't wrong to feel "dissed" but there are solid reasons for that as well. There a lot of Americans who are just plain ignorant, who don't believe in education because "it's other people telling you how to think" while not reading or becoming educated is "thinking for yourself." Trump is a sloppy, crass boor and they saw themselves in him ... but really, they elected the most out of touch dude of all. He doesn't give a crap about ordinary Americans. Trump basically weaponized ignorance ... with a lot of help from disinformation funded by Russia. Also, Hillary had way too much baggage. I voted for her but she was not the right choice to beat him. [ Reply | More ]
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I mostly agree with you. But can't you see how having 15 million illegal Hispanics here pushes down wages for the working class men in construction? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How did camp drop off go? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] DH and I might buy a third floor walkup. I am pregnant with #1. We would like 2, maybe 3dcs. I am only 31, so we could have a 3-4year age gap. Do you think this would work? Is a walkup with kids just too nightmarish? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:51 PM Flag
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It is tough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:53 PM Flag
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We live in a 3rd floor walkup with two kids. It is totally manageable and many other families here do the same. You'll be surprised what you can adjust to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:55 PM Flag
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you can get used to anything, but with your first baby it will make it a LOT harder on you. if you have 3 kids in elementary school, thats easier than one baby in a walkup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:13 PM Flag
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This should not be a big deal. It is a large apartment then will be worth it. You get used to living in a walk up and learn to plan and not be forgetful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
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We live in one now. I used to be a nanny. So I kind of know what I'm in for. I'll work PT and we will have a nanny for the hours I work. DH currently works from home a lot so the space is ideal but if he's here he could help me or the nanny with the stroller and such. Babywearing. I figure as long as I only have one toddler at a time I can manage? And I can cancel gym membership. Haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:02 PM Flag
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Ouch. I had twins in a 2nd floor walkup. You have to take them out of the stroller and carry them up separately, put them in the crib or pack and play, then go down to get the stroller and groceries and stuff. I was in a small building, but what if you're in a big building, don't know everything and can't leave gear in the hall? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:59 PM Flag
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Do you work full time? You will have to arrange peapod, etc on day home, just do light shopping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:02 PM Flag
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Nope. pT and DH currently works from home but with a baby at home he might start to appreciate his office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:05 PM Flag
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dont. lugging a baby, toddler, stroller, winter gear upstairs sucks. Its basically managable when they are like 4 years old. With a baby, you'll finally get them slepping in a stroller, then youll be stuck outside because you cant lift and wake them to carry them upstairs. I did it all wrong. During the baby years we lived in a walkup and it sucked royally. then DC tuned 3 we moved to an elevator bldg, my dream, but now shes so good on the stairs, its a luxury. With more than 1 kid, you are a masochist if you live 3 floors up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:11 PM Flag
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i had a friend in an elevator bldg. her baby years were completely different than mine. rolling the stroller right into her apt with a sleeping baby, hanging groceries off the back of the stroller. of course you can live in a walkup and be happy, but its nowhere near as nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:18 PM Flag
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I wouldn't but not saying it's not doable. Kids fall asleep in strollers, do you want to have to carry that up the stairs, with groceries every day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:15 PM Flag
[ - ] If you had to choose between sleep away camp for DC and your summer beach rental, which would you choose? All of dc's friends will be going to sleepaway camp but DH and I never went. And budget is tight. Obviously she isn't going this year, but possibly next year. She's 9. Would a week at the cousins farm without mom and dad be fun? Her cousins are close in age. I think it's unlikely our HHI will go up much in the next few years. Fwiw we have other children too so I just don't think sleepaway camp is something our family can do. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:49 PM Flag
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Sleep away camp is for lazy parents - go on a family vacation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:52 PM Flag
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Summer beach rental no question. Family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:54 PM Flag
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Same here. I would chose a beach rental for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
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I think staying at her cousins' farm would be a great experience! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
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Farms are dangerous. Be careful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:58 PM Flag
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huh, I dont think kid will be running the tractor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:02 PM Flag
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We will go visit as well. Better to have dD go a week ahead or stay a week after we leave? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:02 PM Flag
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Farm sounds better to me, even if it were not an issue of money. Most of the kids I went to summer camp with I never see anymore. Cousins more improtant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:59 PM Flag
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I would do the beach rental. The whole family can go there. I'm not a fan of sleepaway camp anyway, at least not for really young kids. I might allow it for 15-18 year old kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:02 PM Flag
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This is crazy. By 15-16 they have been going for 10 years and are counselors in training. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:11 PM Flag
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if you cant afford camp, why dwell? you have a farm and cousins her age. thats a dream scenario. i wont lie, camp is pretty great, but your alternative is very rare and special. look at what you have and be grateful! :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:03 PM Flag
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I went to my cousins' farm in Arkansas when I was a kid. Had a blast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:04 PM Flag
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No to sleep away camp. Kids don't really care that much, it's for the parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Shameless Brag Thread !!!! 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:42 PM Flag
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My kid got into every school we applied to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:45 PM Flag
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My skin is very smooth and hardly any lines at 47. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:46 PM Flag
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besides sun avoidance and retin a, any secrets? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:47 PM Flag
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honestly, it runs in my family. My grandmothers and both my mom and dad always had great skin and looked young for their age. Although now I do take really good care of it and avoid the sun like crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:49 PM Flag
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thanks - wish I had olive skin! But I avoid the sun and eat well, so I think I'll do ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:55 PM Flag
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I really believe that healthy fats in the diet help. And lots of antioxidant rich food. What you put in your body makes such a difference in your outward appearance imo! [ Reply | More ]
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My skin is flawless at 56. Not a day goes by without someone stopping me to compliment me on my skin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:49 PM Flag
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secrets? come on ladies...help the rest of us out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
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It's 95% genetics and 5% sun avoidance from a very young age. My parents had fabulous skin. The secret is to be born with excellent skin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:57 PM Flag
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Sun avoidance is very important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:02 PM Flag
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It absolutely is. Sun avoidance starting at an early age is most important. But sun avoidance is not going to give you smooth, poreless, flawless skin if you don't have that already. It's genetics. I was in a store yesterday and a woman stopped me, gushed over my skin, put on her magnifying glasses and had another look. LOL. She said I had the most perfect skin she had ever seen. She used to work in skincare and said that in her experience, it's all about genetics. No amount of lotions and potions is going to magically transform your skin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:06 PM Flag
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As long as we're getting shameless anonymously - I just turned 51 - and same here. People routinely mistake me for my early 40s. My mother has amazing skin and I inherited it. I feel grateful every morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:49 PM Flag
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My DH has the kids and I have the whole next 3 weeks to myself? Does that count ?? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:46 PM Flag
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Congratulations! Your dc can only say 'yes' if they get an offer--that is what I tell my dc--so apply, apply, apply. Best wishes to your dc. [ Reply | More ]
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I was a hero to my dd because she has a 14 hour flight tomorrow and I helped her load her iPhone with 5 or 6 of the movies that all the kind ladies on UB suggested on the funny movie thread :) [ Reply | More ]
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I was a teen mom but have a good career, happy life, and DD just graduated as valedictorian. [ Reply | More ]
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Good job mom! [ Reply | More ]
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I went to yoga today and flopped my fat ass around [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:50 PM Flag
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You went to class, though, which is more than I have done today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:15 PM Flag
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I am the paid companion to a well known hedge fund manager. I have earned more in the last two years than I have my whole life, and if it comes to an end (I am realistic) I can retire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:54 PM Flag
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What do you do as a companion? [ Reply | More ]
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Do tell! How did you get"picked?" Are you gorgeous? Is it sexual or is he gay and needs a beard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:16 PM Flag
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My dc has 97 GPS at SHS, excels in 4 impressive ECs, and is kind to all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
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Ha ha gpa [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
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21 year old graduated college on a Sunday, moved into his apartment share that Monday, started his new job that Tuesday. One year later he is totally self-supporting and moving into his very own place. loves his work, has health insurance and is a very nice person, volunteers tutoring in his spare time. feel like we got really lucky and did a really good job, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
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My DS is such a talented musician. He's in an orchestra with kids four years older than him and really loves it. He can't wait for music camp this summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:59 PM Flag
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I tried to redeem Amex points earlier this month for some stuff from Walmart, but Walmart cancelled my order. Because of the error, Amex credited my account with the merchandise value instead of re-crediting the points, which means that I just made a random $300+ that I didn't have last week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:02 PM Flag
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We had our house built over 10 years ago, a 2 year build. On final landscaping we had some dwarf fruit trees put in. We have only one tree that's produced actual fruit - a pear tree. We've only had fruit in a few years - somehow this year I walked out and suddenly realized the tree is covered in pears. Like I couldn't count them, the tree is over 15 feet high and there were dozens of bunches of 3 and 4 pears ... could not believe it. I am so excited for pears in September and October! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:08 PM Flag
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That's pretty exciting. My mother had a full fruit orchard in her back garden. I used to bag up the fruit and put it on the sidewalk so neighbors could haul it all away. So many lemons, limes and oranges! Enjoy your pears!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:17 PM Flag
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I used to be a shy and awkward kid afraid to speak, now I am a top sales executive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:18 PM Flag
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[ - ] Got fired a month ago from a toxic office. Very gossipy environment. I just got a text from someone there asking me how my new job is going. I'm deliberately not in touch with anyone, don't have a job. Pretty sure she's fishing and will tell everyone whatever I text back. Should I just ignore? Wwyd? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ignore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:32 PM Flag
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Or just something innocuous like "doing well, thanks" [ Reply | More ]
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That was my plan. UB always comes up with snappy comebacks - was just wondering if I'm missing something obvious. I just don't see the upside to engaging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:35 PM Flag
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Definitely ignore [ Reply | More ]
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I'd just pretend it went to spam. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think texts go to spam. np [ Reply | More ]
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Oops! [ Reply | More ]
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Ignore [ Reply | More ]
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Ignore and block number. [ Reply | More ]
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Just ignore completely. They'll get the message. [ Reply | More ]
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+10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:45 PM Flag
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Always rise above. "Hey there! Great to hear from you. Things are going well! Hope you're good!" or something simple like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:46 PM Flag
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Then what if they start digging? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:48 PM Flag
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Will they? Maybe then just ignore. Or something like, "I've been very lucky to have some great opportunities come my way. Thanks for checking in!"and then stop responding. If they keep digging then this is really a toxic group. Steer clear! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:54 PM Flag
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Incredibly toxic. My heart stopped when I saw I got a text from one of them. Basically have PTSD from that place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:09 PM Flag
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np- then don't engage anymore. it'll ruin your day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:14 PM Flag
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I am sorry to hear that this happened to you. I am in the same position ... let's commiserate! [ Reply | More ]
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It's the worst. Just want to forget that place and all the people connected to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:11 PM Flag
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What's your story? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:13 PM Flag
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absolutely ignore. [ Reply | More ]
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obviously ignore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:14 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm supposed to go out for a mom's night with a group of moms -- we all have daughters the same age. Twice in the past week I have found out that I (and my daughter) have been left out of carpool & post dance recital plans -- which has been happening more and more lately. I recently started back working, so I am no longer the initiator for kids' plans -- but still, it stings and my daughter notices it too. Do I say anything tonight? Just fake it? Skip on plans and find new friends? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:26 PM Flag
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This seems to be a recurring scenario here. See how another week or two goes. Maybe it was just an honest mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:28 PM Flag
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I have a group of mom friends and everyone is not invited to everything. It is nbd. If you call them out, you will never get invited. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:28 PM Flag
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This. Hold your toungue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:30 PM Flag
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Say something. Especially if you helped others with carpool, etc. and you now need some assistance. That shits not right! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:28 PM Flag
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No fuck no. Way nothing. Wveryone hates complainers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:31 PM Flag
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Why can't she ask if her dd can be included in the carpool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:33 PM Flag
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She is sad that she was left out of socical stuff not left out of practical stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:34 PM Flag
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Go. Be nice and mention you are overwhelmed and seem to miss stuff SI please keep you and dd in the loop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:42 PM Flag
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I'd say it in a round about way--I miss you guys! I'm so busy lately but I hope we can stay as connected as we always have been--carpool is still interesting to me, any chance we can reconnect there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:43 PM Flag
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this . keep it positive, absolutely so theres no awkwardness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:12 PM Flag
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In my group, things often happen spontaneously, and those who happen to be around are included. If you aren't around as much, you aren't going to be included as much, but that may be situational as much as anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:55 PM Flag
[ - ] I am very surprised. I spent half my life in the US (20 years) and am now on an extended vacation in my hometown in Europe - everything important (rent, food) is 1/2 to 1/3 of the price of NY, schools are very good and free a d private schools are about $500 per month. Healthcare is free. Yet people make decent salaries. Average HHI is about the same as a similar sized city in the US. I think people come out ahead here. The only thing that seems relatively more expensive (compared to incomes) are luxury cars. Most people drive French cars (Peugeot, Renault) or VWs and the likes. It's a real culture shock here... 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:25 PM Flag
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You should consider moving back. Lifestyle in the US is bad because we are forced to support tens of millions of low IQ people on welfare and millions of low IQ people in Prison. If you can live in a nation without an underclass you are way ahead. Tell us what country you refer to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:28 PM Flag
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np--Please go away and move to this country. We will not miss you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:32 PM Flag
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I don't know what country op is referring to. But for example, Japan has very few murders and very few people in prison so taxpayers dont have to support thugs there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:35 PM Flag
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Then stay there if it's so much better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:30 PM Flag
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OP. I didn't think it was a cool place when I was in college - I thought it was boring, same old hometown. I realize now that life is pretty good here but I can't move back for various reasons. If I could have a normal life here, with DH, etc., I would consider it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:32 PM Flag
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Hey I've been living in France 12 years (rennes) great health care (it's not freeDespite what everyone thinks but it's the best in the world) my sons private school is 100euros a month, we eat well, travel a lot, no one cares what kind or car you drive or the brand of clothes you wear, [ Reply | More ]
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OP - this is so true!! No one cares about your car! I couldn't imagine that. I don't live in NY right now (but used to) and the most important thing for the shallow people where I live is what car you drive. It's so refreshing that no one cares about your car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:33 PM Flag
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I doubt salaries are comparable to NYC unless you live in Paris. I doubt food is cheaper than NY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:35 PM Flag
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Salaries aren't the same as NY but they're the same as similar cities in the US. Food prices really are that cheap - 69 cents for a liter of grass fed milk, 60 cents for a fresh croissant. Where I live a fresh croissant is $3, a liter of grass fed milk is also $3. Lots of similar examples. Chips are about the same price as in the US. [ Reply | More ]
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OP again - healthcare isn't technically free either but it's basically free - a family of 4 would have paycheck deductions of €90-300 per month, depending on income. Compared to the $1600 we pay for a family of 4 in the US, that's about free to me. [ Reply | More ]
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I love Europe for this reason. America is better if you are on welfare, our welfare benefits are much more generous than .France's But if you actually work a normal private sector middle class job France is better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:42 PM Flag
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How did you move to France? Job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:20 PM Flag
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Tell me what country you are in-& how can I move there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:40 PM Flag
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Southern France [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:43 PM Flag
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Taxes, taxes, taxes and more taxes. [ Reply | More ]
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Please explain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:17 PM Flag
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A) you are comparing a midsized city to NYC in terms of COL; B) taxes are very high in your country. Dont forget almost half of this country pays zero federal income tax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:01 PM Flag
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I am comparing mid sized EU city to some mid sized US city I know. We pay a crazy amount of RE taxes in the US, which makes up for a lot. I think that the Europeans come out ahead. That's my calculation. [ Reply | More ]
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I just went back to the midwest for a visit with family, and you could say many of the same things (except healthcare). Most places are less the price of NYC, it's not a fair comparison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:03 PM Flag
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I am not comparing it to NYC, I am comparing it to a lower tier city like Miami. Salaries are not high in Miami, RE taxes are high, RE prices are high, public schools are lousy, there is no social security network, everything that's not completely crappy costs a ton of money. Private schools are $40k per year, $5k in my hometown. [ Reply | More ]
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Miami happens to be one of the cities where salaries are very low and costs are high. But i travel to plenty of cities where nice houses are dirt cheap and salaries are high. Try Fargo, Omaha, Minneapolis please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:18 PM Flag
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Nr: yes but you can't say that about cars "keeping up with the joneses" is so prevalent everywhere in the US [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:19 PM Flag
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This is a really naive look at things. NYC is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Unless you are in Geneva or Zurich, it's an absolutely meaningless comparison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:15 PM Flag
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I am not comparing it to NYC. Please read my posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Ds is mean towards me whenever ex is present. I don't think I am being sensitive bc my younger ds has told him to stop being unkind on these occasions. Would you point this out to ds and ask him why or just leave it alone? I think ex gets a kick out of it so says nothing. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:14 PM Flag
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I'd discipline him. He needs to cut it out. [ Reply | More ]
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If completely call him on it and in front of your Ex [ Reply | More ]
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Pack his bag and send him with dad for a whole month this summer. [ Reply | More ]
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How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
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14. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:35 PM Flag
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Are you southern? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:34 PM Flag
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Curious, why do you ask? My family is from southern VA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:37 PM Flag
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I wonder if he's testing to see how your ex will react. Or maybe he's acting out on feelings associated with the divorce? All I know is that 14 was the age where I was the meanest to my mom; it's like I was possessed! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Incoming college freshman here. What happens at college house parties? How do you get invited to one... 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:11 PM Flag
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If your moderately cute, don't worry, you'll be invited [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:12 PM Flag
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Your asking a bunch of Moms....try a college forum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:13 PM Flag
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^ you're [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:29 PM Flag
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Don't take any drink offered to you by another. Also, don't drink so much that you can't take care of yourself and don't leave any gf's alone that do get too drunk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:24 PM Flag
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Absolutely nothing. But- don't leave your drink unattended. Just get another one if that happens. And beware of the guy that invites you to his room (any bedroom) because it's a quieter place you can talk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:26 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:14 PM Flag
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Don't go- you'll get drugged and raped. You are at school to get an education! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:30 PM Flag
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cunt alert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:35 PM Flag
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Hugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:37 PM Flag
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It's different at every school, usually you manage to make friends with an upperclassman or two who will take you under their wing. You won't meet them in your classes, so join some groups or activities in the beginning, make your older friends, then quit if you need to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:36 PM Flag
[ - ] When you move to Westchester County from NYC, but remained working in NYC, did you notice the savings of NYC tax in your pay check ? DH salary at 340K, just wondering if there will be more take home pay , i.e.: helping to offset the astronomical 25K we will now pay in property tax. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:07 PM Flag
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NYC city tax rate is 3.648% for married couples making between 50k and 500k. So for $340k that's a little over $12,000. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:16 PM Flag
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Yes, it was pretty significant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:31 PM Flag
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Property tax and school tax are very high in westchester, especially in certain towns or cities; it can be over 3.5% of the assessed value. Once you factor in the cost of commuting and parking, you don't really save much. It may actually cost more if you consider the cost of home maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, heating, utilities, etc depending on what your situation was in NYC. However you usually get to have more outdoor space, a larger living space, less stress about schools, etc. Some people love their schools, but we know many who still use privates for at least one of their kids, for a variety of different reasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Muslim immigrants had a son that shot fifty gays 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:04 PM Flag
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If you hate gays and want them all to die, then allow mass Muslim immigration! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:05 PM Flag
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Thanks for posting info we already know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:06 PM Flag
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And? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:06 PM Flag
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And nothing. It is what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:08 PM Flag
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+1 shit just happens... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:08 PM Flag
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OP: I'm not just posting this because I'm a paid troll. I'm posting this because I believe it. The fact that I get paid is just gravy. Believe me, I wouldn't lie. And the Senate Intelligence Committee would. America, do NOT trust your Senators. Trust ME! Just because I'm paid doesn't mean it isn't true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:11 PM Flag
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Get some new material then. We already know this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:14 PM Flag
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Robo grape [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:20 PM Flag
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Mesh shorts, blumpkin, boi basket, pap smear ... blah blah blah we've seen it all before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:37 PM Flag
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And the American parents of all those American murderers behind bars? FFS. Give it a rest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Eid al-Fitr is just around the corner. Happy happy y'all. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 08:59 PM Flag
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I'm going to be all over Manhattan that day for various work-related things. Please tell me this isn't a day they're going to ramp up terrorist activity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:13 PM Flag
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Starts tonight and it is the breaking of the fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:41 PM Flag
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oh, ok....for some reason I thought it was Monday which is why public schools in nyc are closed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:47 PM Flag
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It starts tonight and end Tuesday night. Islamic state and other terrorist groups tell their followers that attacks against infidels will be rewarded more richly during Ramadan. Ramadan ends this evening. I'd expect attacks during a holiday of importance to us - like 4th of July. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:58 PM Flag
[ - ] So I guess I'm naive re. internet forum things like paid trolls. This is actually a thing? I never knew...smh. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 08:51 PM Flag
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It's really not a thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 08:53 PM Flag
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This. Not a thing. Whenever someone politely and diplomatically suggests that it is better for gays and marginalized groups if Jihadis not immigrate to the US, that someone is called a Russian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:03 PM Flag
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^^^and just because I'm paid to post this doesn't mean it isn't true. Who do you believe, me or the Senate Intelligence Committee? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:10 PM Flag
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And I'm not just saying that because I happen to be on the paid trolls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:09 PM Flag
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You'd be better at what you do if your terrible English didn't constantly give you away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:33 PM Flag
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You are naive, this is a very very real thing. Paid bots are all over the internet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:22 PM Flag
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Shut-in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:07 PM Flag
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My brother lives in Russia. It's a real thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:08 PM Flag
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I honestly don't know how you could avoid them. They're everywhere. Look at Trump's followers. 15 million of them are faceless bots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:09 PM Flag
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op: I mean, I've been aware of internet trolls, but the fact that people (or corporations) are actually paying people to troll seems...odd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:11 PM Flag
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They aren't "trolling". They have a specific agenda. It isn't like someone is paying a bunch of teenagers to come online and make crude jokes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:22 PM Flag
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Propaganda has always been effective. They used to call it yellow journalism. With the advent of the internet, it's sort of a natural consequence and one we should have expected, but the internet was very new. When I was first on AOL with a dial-up connection and a monthly fee to access it, I was talking to all sorts of random strangers just because it was so novel. Then people figured out that you could scam people with the internet ... now you have 419 crimes, email phishing scams to get your personal information, phone spoofing, malware scams (i.e. fix your computer now, click here - and it actually downloads a virus), fake cancer gofundme's, catfishing ... the list goes on. That fake news would be used to target political campaigns is kind of not surprising. There is a lot of money to be made from the gullible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:22 PM Flag
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Robo grape [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:21 PM Flag
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It's a liberal narrative for anyone who doesn't believe what they do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:21 PM Flag
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It's not a narrative if it's a fact [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:38 PM Flag
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Hillary Clinton's SuperPAC, Correct the Record, paid people to post online. https://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/21/1518537/-Clinton-SuperPac-Admits-to-Paying-Internet-Trolls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:37 PM Flag
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That was in response to the original paid troll threat, and they never posted false information. You're wagging the dog here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone watch What Would You Do last night? Tobasco sauce on a kid's tongue is terrible. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 08:50 PM Flag
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That was what would happen to us as kids. Also used to get our mouths washed out with soap when we said bad words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:00 PM Flag
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I remember a kid in my first grade class, Billy, getting his mouth washed with soap by our teacher for saying bad words. Wouldn't happen today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:32 PM Flag
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^^1974 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:32 PM Flag
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I don't watch it but I had a good friend who played the bad guy in one of the set-ups. She is a figure skating coach and they got her to pretend she was verbally and psychologically abusing some of her students. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Wheely shoe question. My 6 year old is asking for these. His neighbor friend in our building has a pair, but you have to take the wheels out to make them regular shoes. I guess I thought that maybe there were some brands where the wheels retracted in for regular shoe walking. Am I totally off base? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 08:47 PM Flag
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I'm waiting with you for an answer. Just saw them and DD asked for these... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 08:50 PM Flag
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It seems like when I've seen a kid wearing these they go from rolling to regular walking, so I assumed that once pressure is put down on them in a certain way the wheels would retract. Otherwise seems pretty unsafe! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 08:53 PM Flag
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OP: That's what I thought too, but my neighbors bought them and you basically have to pull out the wheely part and switch back to the plug thingies if you want to have it be just shoes. So I feel like there's maybe another brand that's retractable. But they seem to have purchased a major brand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:04 PM Flag
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My friend is an ER Doc says has seen at least a dozen kids with broken ankles because of these shoes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:11 PM Flag
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This, no way would i let dd use it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 09:38 PM Flag
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I remember you could do both with them.. Retract but cover if you just don't want the roller. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 10:17 PM Flag
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