• Filter the conversation
[ - ] TED CRUZ - thoughts? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:06 AM Flag
»
God help us all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:10 AM Flag
»
I'm a Republican, and +1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:16 AM Flag
»
Cray cray [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:10 AM Flag
»
better than elizabeth warren! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:13 AM Flag
»
NO way. She'd be fantastic. Anyone who's an enemy of the big banks is a friend of mine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:14 AM Flag
»
And I'm sure your bank accounts, credit cards, and mortgage are with some unknown prole flyover credit union [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:16 AM Flag
»
Nope. I live in Miami. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:17 AM Flag
»
Banks have meant more to the development of Florida than probably any other state given so much of the value is in residential real estate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:22 AM Flag
»
That's the only thing you snooty bitches ever have as a comeback: "Oh, you live in flyover, don't you? Ew flyover." You do realize how absolutely abhorrent it makes you sound, don't you? I was born and raised in NY, but jesus, get off the flyover thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:18 AM Flag
»
so you are ok with prole? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:20 AM Flag
»
I don't hear it often enough to let it bother me. The flyover thing though is just grating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:22 AM Flag
»
Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:21 AM Flag
»
The Canadian? No thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:19 AM Flag
»
He might actually win the GOP primaries against an insipid and uninspiring field. At which point he'd get demolished in the general election. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:19 AM Flag
»
I think this is what will happen, too. With it's treatment of woman and Hispanics recently, the GOP is just too weak to win the general election without some outstanding, shining star of a candidate, which they don't have right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:21 AM Flag
[ - ] Who do you think the remaining "FDR democrats" will support in 2016? Those were people who grew up during the great depression and who supported FDR's policies, as well as his war efforts. The youngest FDR voters will turn 92 this year, and will be 94 by the 2016 vote. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:06 AM Flag
»
Uh, you mean those entire 5 people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:12 AM Flag
»
There are actually several hundred thousand "over 90s" living in the US, about 55,000 of whom are over 100. And their voting rates are very high, meaning that they could "swing" a close election in some states. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:21 AM Flag
[ - ] Spin off. I think success and failure starts with the family. I am very skeptical of Common Core because I think kids in the worst schools are simply victims of bad parenting. The curriculum is going to make NO difference. Zero. None. They can't be helped unless their parents get their shit together...but they won't. And it's not my problem or my business. Some people just can't be helped. 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:56 AM Flag
»
Wow. Couldn't agree more. I have taught in the worst neighborhood in NYC and now teach in one of the richest schools. Honestly, parenting makes ALL the difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:58 AM Flag
»
op. I feel like such an awful person when I admit this. But this is how I feel deep down. I would never say this out loud in a million years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:59 AM Flag
»
Except it is your problem, which means it is your business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:59 AM Flag
»
op. No. I live in an expensive community and my kids go to the best schools. We are completely shielded from the dregs of society. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:00 AM Flag
»
Where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:02 AM Flag
»
Why does it matter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:02 AM Flag
»
To see if you are in fact shielded our delusional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:04 AM Flag
»
So you have no idea what the reality is like for the kids in the worst schools then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:02 AM Flag
»
No, I do. I have worked with them. Maybe I'm just very jaded but this is how I feel. Some people can't be helped and its not my problem. Trying to help them is like banging your head against a wall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:03 AM Flag
»
What a wonderful human being you are. Let's hope our kids don't follow in your footsteps with that piss poor mindset. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:06 AM Flag
»
How is it her problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:01 AM Flag
»
Whose tax money gets spent supporting the so-called dregs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:05 AM Flag
»
There should be a common core for parenting. Every time I see a smartphone in a toddler's hands, I think…..oh God - this one will never want to take the time to learn to read [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:59 AM Flag
»
op. There are bigger issues than a kid playing with a smart phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:59 AM Flag
»
But the technology! The progress!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:00 AM Flag
»
no. it's not that the parents don't get their shit together. there are children who just aren't meant to be smart. it is innate. there are more and more/increasing percentage of stupid children because they are the only ones having kids insouciantly. that has nothing to do with anything but changing demographics [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:03 AM Flag
»
op. Parents are too dumb to get their shit together, so kids are even dumber than they would be in a normal household. And the cycle continues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:04 AM Flag
»
not sure. for example, white children in america score about as well as white children in europe. i think there is a band, but it's not a wide one, that parents can influence. just more stupid people having more children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:06 AM Flag
»
op. It's not just about test scores. In the past, really dumb people still managed to get married and raise their kids in a 2 parent home. The kids got factory jobs and lived normal LMC lives, they didn't all end up in state prison like they do today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:09 AM Flag
»
those kids are not ending up in prison. there are now kids even dumber than those dumb people you used to know. there are an increasing number of black and hispanics in america. the demographics has changed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:17 AM Flag
»
Np. But it's more than just intelligence. In the past, an average IQ man would marry an average IQ woman and he'd get a steady job working in a factory. He'd be able to support an entire family on that salary. Their kids would grow up in a stable 2 parent home, graduate high school, get jobs at the factory, and be able to support their families. It's different now. You have to be smart and go to college in order to suppory a family. Fewer people can meet those standars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:08 AM Flag
»
op. This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:10 AM Flag
»
maybe. but that doesn't mean the kids of the "substandard" people would turn out even stupider just because they are poorer. america traditionally has had hands-off parenting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:21 AM Flag
»
Says some suburban white woman. Your vast experiences with people in poverty and those with different socio-economic situations really makes your point valid. /sarcasm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:04 AM Flag
»
your idiocy and lack of security that the tone of your comment was carried off properly caused you to label it, thus detracting from the overall intent of your snark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:06 AM Flag
»
Wah wah wah! *Whitesplain* *Whitesplain* *Whitesplain* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:09 AM Flag
»
oh, here's an idiot poor people apologist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:06 AM Flag
»
yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:07 AM Flag
»
*Whitesplain* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:10 AM Flag
»
Np. True, socioeconomic factors are huge in terms of opportunity, but not a secret that their parenting and child involvement is lacking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:07 AM Flag
»
Guess what? It's a thing now. It's happening. Go cry to the little white, sheltered mommies that raised you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:11 AM Flag
»
Yep. Just like Obamacare. White, rich people cried and cried about it for years. Suck a dick, bitches. It's happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:13 AM Flag
»
Hey, this white, rich person supported Obamacare and supports CC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:14 AM Flag
[ - ] s/o - would you date someone who had been married for 25 years? And who is 15 years older? (And just to throw this clincher in….) would it change things if you really needed financial support? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:49 AM Flag
»
I would think being married for 25 years was a positive. Better than married 5x in 25 years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:51 AM Flag
»
sweetie, i'd do any number of things if i were desperate broke. you never want to be desperately broke. but if not desperately broke, i'd hesitate on 15 years, but then i haven't been in the dating market since my late 20s. i'd be ok with married, maybe. but would be wary of stepchildren. but maybe they're all grown by 25 years. maybe he's also mellowed out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:52 AM Flag
»
Im just tired of dating - and I am getting old, too! I've been divorced for 6 years (not my choice) and I am tired of telling my same story. I met someone who is really responsible, successful, and (yes) older by 15 years. His kids are adults. Mine are middle schoolers. I am not rich and I struggle with my income because it's a lot to manage two kids on what i have to work with. I just don't know how much longer I can do this. I' starting to feel like I "dont have the fight" in me anymore…..would love any advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:54 AM Flag
»
listen. women used to get married to money ALL THE TIME. marriage has always been an economic contract. is the guy nice? don't marry an asshole unless you are desperately broke. but if he's nice and there are no teenage stepchildren, i'd give it a serious go i hated dating, too. that's why i got married. i can't imagine being financially stressed. that's a horrible way to live. just one day at a time. see if he's a nice guy. then go from there. you might have to sign a prenup, though, b/c his kids might get pissed. but that shold be ok as long as he's willing to take care of you until you die. mil married fil who was 19 years older. she was a bit of a no-nonsense kind of woman but she was very happy. 15 years isn't a deal breaker. good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:59 AM Flag
»
Thank you…I so appreciate all your wisdom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:03 AM Flag
»
it's just common sense. glad to be of help. best of luck to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:08 AM Flag
»
Is he that rich? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:00 AM Flag
»
No, he's not rich - but I am certain he makes 4x what I make. I work really hard. I just picked a helping profession and I love it so much - but I struggle mightily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:03 AM Flag
»
How do you know if he is generous? I have seen guys like this who are really cheap and don't want to spend their money on anyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:14 AM Flag
»
LOL. There is a huge amount of distance between meeting someone and marrying someone. Go on your first date and see what happens. I can smell your desperation from here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:06 AM Flag
»
I think it's really pathetic that you can't earn your own money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:59 AM Flag
»
I do earn my own money. Thanks for playing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:00 AM Flag
»
Clearly you don't enough by UB standards, as you are polling UB on whether you should steel yourself to date a man 15 years older because you need the money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:04 AM Flag
»
omg. some people didn't get the memo not to study humanities. otay? chill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:00 AM Flag
»
This could be written by someone I know, except her child is in elementary and he IS rich. She already quit her job and his divorce isn't even final! You don't sound like her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:09 AM Flag
»
did she wreck his marriage? are they getting married now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Is the govt really as sexy and conniving as House of Cards makes it out to be? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:43 AM Flag
»
i'm so glad i waste time only on ub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
Sexy? No. Conniving? Sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you date somebody whose ex-wife was really extravagantly beautiful and always in his business and his best friend? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:38 AM Flag
»
Why is his ex his best friend? If that's the case, why are they even divorced? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
sure. i'd have to see how it pans out for further scenarios. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
Beautiful wouldn't bother me b/c I am too, but his best friend? Heck no. But, since he married her, and especially if they have kids, they SHOULD be best friends. Thus, I would never date anyone who'd been married, among other reasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
I know what you mean. I can't bring myself to date a divorced man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:43 AM Flag
[ - ] If someone is smoking marijuana and wants to mask the smell, what do they have to do? Are there any candles or sprays that mask the smell? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:38 AM Flag
»
Yes, go to a smoke shop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
nail polish remover [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:49 AM Flag
»
drink 3 oz straight up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:02 AM Flag
»
NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:18 AM Flag
[ - ] does anyone know a good psychic that told them things that were true? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
Don't go to a psychic, they are all channeling energy and evil from satan. I know that sounds "out there" but it is true. Don't do it. Just trust God that it will al be alright. Try to rest in the assurances that God provides, rather than knowing something that is not from God. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:43 AM Flag
»
*eye roll* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:52 AM Flag
»
I had a phone psychic who was pretty on. I used her a lot back in the days. Don't know what happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
the psychics here have gotten a couple things right with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
Well naturally they should be about 50% right!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
uh, they didn't a binary question, so, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:46 AM Flag
»
JHC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:47 AM Flag
»
If you're gullible enough to believe in that rap, you may as well just go to whoever. One con artist is as good as the next. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:52 AM Flag
»
I went, and man was she wrong. So wrong that she didn't charge me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:54 AM Flag
»
haha! good one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:10 AM Flag
»
All psychics are fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you say that American women are happier than ever these days? If not, what year was "peak happiness" for American women? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
1893 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
I've never been happy - I've just evolved and had learned to appreciate moments in between the bad and the blah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:40 AM Flag
»
depends on the type of woman. on the whole, prob happier but also a lot more stressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:42 AM Flag
[ - ] What kind of dcs get into Hunter High School (other than just generally smart)? Is it mostly kids into writing? Dd gets very good grades in everything but more into math, science, and computers. Is it a good place for kids like her or would she be better off at Bklyn Tech/Bronx Sci? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.30.15, 03:35 AM Flag
»
The ones I know are pretty well-rounded. But there are some that are just heavily prepped and continue on with cram schools and weekend "enrichment" programs just to be on top of the curriculum and/or ahead of the curve. If DC doesn't get into Hunter, there are plenty other rigorous schools out there. I don't know why everyone thinks that Hunter is the shit. It's a good school, but I don't see why it's perceived as better than Stuyvesant or Bronx Science. It's certainly smaller, and there's a lot to say about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:07 AM Flag
»
I always wonder if it is super competitive to apply to a top college like HYP from Hunter where everyone has great test scores and tons of extra activities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:11 AM Flag
[ - ] Check me out, I'm a cat! Meow! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:32 AM Flag
»
haz cat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:34 AM Flag
»
anyone has cat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:35 AM Flag
»
I pissed my pants reading that post last year. Soooo funny! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
was that only last year? seems a lifetime ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Can someone explain to me why people hate the Common Core? My dc is only 1 yo, so I'm out of the loop. But it seems to me it's a good thing to have standards set for schools. 59 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:31 AM Flag
»
it is in theory, but many schools will focus so much on the test scores, they give all their attention to the stragglers and won't give two shits about advanced kids. depends on the school but seen it a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:32 AM Flag
»
Op. Thanks, didn't think of that, interesting. So it's mostly concern about testing? Is it true that nyc schools would have the testing issue anyway, though, because kids need to take tests to get into middle school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:33 AM Flag
»
yeah, that's true. but that's really on the kids. kids go to a good ms or not. with CC, the teachers get graded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:35 AM Flag
»
Ah ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
so the teachers don't really care about MS tests so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
not just testing, the CC content is dubious at best. google it, you'll find numerous examples. I've seen some stuff that was really, really inappropriate. the way they teach math under CC is really bad. also very concerning is that schools were doing more or less fine prior to CC but lo and behold, suddenly Bill Gates and his cronies who masterminded the whole thing have 'materials and programs' that they want to sell so that the schools/teachers/kids can do better on the tests. just a wee bit suspicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
Op. So it's not the concept of Common Core per se, it's the specific material that's the issue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
both. the whole thing is unnecessary and if you look under the covers of who created it, why and the subsequent 'products' that are being developed and sold (which YOU are paying for, btw) it's very circumspect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
Why do you think it's unecessary? Clearly lots of schools in this country are NOT meeting minimum standards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
That has less to do with curriculum than it has to do with the breakdown of the nuclear family, modern society, etc. However, I'm pretty sure that there is a government/CC troll on this thread so I'm done here. But to anyone reading: be sure to google Common Core issues and you'll find plenty wrong with it, believe me. 'Night all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:51 AM Flag
»
Don't hate it just because it's hard for you to understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
that's not really CC, though. that's f-ed up DOE newfangled everything so they stay "relevant." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:38 AM Flag
»
Np. What??? What do you mean "schools were doing more or less fine before CC?" Is your head completely up your ass? Most schools in this country are absolute shit. Kids are illiterate when they graduate. That's why common core is necessary in the first place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:38 AM Flag
»
CC will actually make them more illiterate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:49 AM Flag
»
Why do you believe this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:50 AM Flag
»
Oh, come on now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:53 AM Flag
»
It IS a good thing. People are up in arms about it because it challenges the way we have been taught in the past. Dh and I both have PhDs, and there are times when we have to sit down and re-examine the directions of our DD's work (She's in 4th grade). People don't like it because they don't understand it, but it's not because it's *challenging*, it's because it's a new way of thinking. It's not rote memorization like we had growing up; it's understanding concepts fully and talking about them in depth. Also, it gets all schools on the same level. Everyone will now be learning the same thing. There won't be a huge gap in what kids are learning in Mississippi versus what's taught in Bethesda, MD. It levels the playing field, in terms of materials being taught. Teachers, on the other hand, are pissed because they have to re-work their lesson plans, which I think is just absolute laziness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:34 AM Flag
»
Op. So they do all that bullshit alternative math stuff? I had that in school too. IT was a huge waste of time imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:35 AM Flag
»
The math is actually much better than what they were doing a few years ago--I have dcs 4 yrs apart and the younger one is getting much better math! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
I'm not sure what you mean by alternative math stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
Op. I remember they made us do basic arithmetic in "different" ways. I recall drawing a bunch of grids to do basic multiplication. I remember being 9 yo and thinking "this is ridiculous." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
np- What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:52 AM Flag
»
Op. I think it was called "Chicago math" if I recall correctly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:53 AM Flag
»
this is a total crock of shit... a 'new way of thinking'... math is math. there is no need to teach it differently. memorization is crucial to being successful in mathematics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:38 AM Flag
»
That's absolutely not true. Memorization is simply one aspect of learning math. If you don't understand the fundamental concepts, you won't truly excel. That's why there's a HUGE difference in test scores between Japan and US children. They teach mathematics a different way than we do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:40 AM Flag
»
Op. I agree with this, but I think memorization is important in the early stages. Conceptual stuff becomes more important later on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
There is still LOTS of memorization for the little ones. Lots. However, introducing concepts early on is important. For example, my 2nd grader has little sections of her math work where she talks about different ways she could get $.75 than the way in which is shown in the picture and such. It's not concept heavy in the early years... just enough to dip their toes into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
Op. Isn't that standard material? I don't see how that's newfangled at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:45 AM Flag
»
A lot of it is, but it's just taking the greatest common denominator and spreading it across the nation. What the best schools in So-And-So City were learning is now being distributed to all schools, even in Louisiana and Arkansas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:48 AM Flag
»
fucked up - perfect example of what the good teachers out there who are refusing CC (because they care more about the kids than their paycheck, btw) would say is developmentally inappropriate. you do not 'dip their toes' into conceptual math until they've got the fundamentals down COLD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:48 AM Flag
»
Op. That example doesn't sound so "out there" to me. What's wrong with showing different ways of making $.75? This seems like standard procedure. I'm surprised it's even considered new. Maybe I am just clueless re: elementary education today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:49 AM Flag
»
+1. I'm from Europe, and the Common Core curriculum is MUCH closer to what we had growing up. My oldest finished elementary school before Common Core was implemented, and it seemed like a waste of time with lots of repetition for the sake of memorization alone. I like the Common Core curriculum much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
I'm married to a European and he thinks CC is appalling, particularly the math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:46 AM Flag
»
Japanese mom here-- I'm very pleased with the CC math style. Much more than the previous way, honestly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:49 AM Flag
»
you sound like a total retard phd. phd in humanities, obv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
OP: Economics, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:40 AM Flag
»
yeah, ok. sound totally retarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:45 AM Flag
»
Np: Uh, Economics is a really good degree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:55 AM Flag
»
it is. i just don't believe she has it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:04 AM Flag
»
Okay. You'd be wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:07 AM Flag
»
Anyone who uses "retard" is clearly unfit to have an intellectual discussion with anyone. See yourself out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
why don't you make me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:45 AM Flag
»
Go to bed, kiddo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:47 AM Flag
»
go fuck yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:49 AM Flag
»
See, these are the kinds of people opposed to CC. Low-class and trashy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:52 AM Flag
»
Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:52 AM Flag
»
god, what a bunch of fucktards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:54 AM Flag
»
I've kind of noticed that trend too, honestly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:54 AM Flag
»
i would be really hurt except i have money. so, suck it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:55 AM Flag
»
Money can't buy class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:02 AM Flag
»
thank god i couldn't care less. they still take cash at saks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:09 AM Flag
»
Gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:10 AM Flag
»
like i said, i'd feel hurt but cold hard cash comforts me. :P [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:23 AM Flag
»
Not quite. Teachers are pissed because CC is a huge, steaming crock of shit and they are sick and tired of seeing children suffering from the abuse that it actually is, having to teach to the test to save their jobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
Op. Can you explain what you mean? Why do you dislike CC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
Teachers are the laziest people I've ever known. If it requires more work on their part, they're out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:45 AM Flag
»
This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:46 AM Flag
»
Hate to say it, but I agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:48 AM Flag
»
Because the way they were teaching before was really working out well for us. US test scores were very low, and we had HUGE gaps in what children were learning in different areas. Sometimes change is scary and requires work, but it's for the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:46 AM Flag
[ - ] How many couples do you know whereby the man is cheating and the woman just turns a "blind" eye? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:30 AM Flag
»
I knew several like this and they all ended up divorcing eventually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:31 AM Flag
»
zero, but i'm kind of not clued into these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:32 AM Flag
»
Exactly one. They are socialites. I think it's very common in that circle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:32 AM Flag
»
five - all associated with dd's TT ss [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:33 AM Flag
»
You sound gossippy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:34 AM Flag
»
you sound like you're looking the other way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
Nope, I'm divorced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
I for sure know one - my boyfriend's wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
My sister, they really can't afford divorce. She now is stuck with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
My brother and his wife and my uncle and aunt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Psychic Mom, any more dc for me? when? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:28 AM Flag
»
Yes, a girl. In 4 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:46 AM Flag
»
wow i'll be ancient then. But maybe you are seeing a puppy or something@1! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Im a modern person - accepting and nonjudgmental - but at Pure Yoga there is a transgender who uses the women's locker room and it freaks me out. I cannot be comfortable with that. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:27 AM Flag
»
Change in the stalls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:31 AM Flag
»
So SHE should have to change in the stalls because some freak is trespassing in the women's locker room? That is messed up thinking, my friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:33 AM Flag
»
Freak? You are disgusting and unintelligent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:35 AM Flag
»
if that's not a freak, what is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
Yes, freak. Transgender is not normal behavior, not by any stretch of the imagination. Keep it at home, if you must. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
i agrees. but sign of the fucked up times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
so very fucked up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:44 AM Flag
»
It's just that you never know when he's coming into the locker room. He just shows up and you're naked and a little weirded out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
Good lord. I would complain to management, even if it had to be done anonymously. That is F'ed up. You want to dress like a woman? Keep that shit at home where the rest of us don't have to see it. Not something children should be seeing, either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:32 AM Flag
»
how do you know it isn't a perv who wants to scope out women in the locker room? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:34 AM Flag
»
He's a total regular - so they have to know….I see him ALL the time. Like 5 times a week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
np. And what if there's a cis-gendered lesbian perving out in the women's locker room?? If yo're this paranoid, better find your own super private place to change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:41 AM Flag
»
What is wrong with you? You people all think you are so cultured and intelligent from living in the city but if you would take even 1 college class you'd see how out of date and disgusting your thinking is. Grow up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
omg. only retards need a college degree to figure out what is or is not retarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:40 AM Flag
»
np. True. Anyone with an iota of intelligence could see that you're retarded, for instance, even if they'd never been to college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:46 AM Flag
»
only a retard would use the expression, "for instance." wtf is that? learn some grammar. dismissed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:48 AM Flag
»
Thanks for that demonstration of your stupidity! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:54 AM Flag
»
learn some grammar, idiot. "for instance" is not good english. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:04 AM Flag
»
It's perfectly fine, but to a prescriptive twat with a giant stick up her ass, I can understand how it would be upsetting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:08 AM Flag
»
I'm plenty grown up. Enough to know that he may have every right to do whatever gets his rocks off, but it should be in the bedroom. How about if I paraded my sexual fantasies around town? And please, don't start with the 'he identifies as a woman!!!' bullshit. People don't want to see that shit. They just don't. This is like the gays in the 80s. It's hilarious to watch the parade of insanity. You see it differently as you get a little older and wiser. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:43 AM Flag
»
np. You don't speak for everyone. And you're proving the argument against your own point when you brings up the way gays were treated in the '80s. Compare that with how gays are treated today. Have you noticed there's this thing called progress? You can rail against it, but you will fail. You don't sound older and wiser, you sound like you've gotten older and more out of touch - and possibly demented. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:51 AM Flag
»
college is a recruiting ground for your own "pseudo - enlightened state of being" If you truly were enlightened, you would be thinking for yourself rather than parroting what some college professor "taught" you to think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:45 AM Flag
»
Of course children should be seeing it. I HATE this argument. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:37 AM Flag
»
And there are many, many people who are not okay with the argument that it should be seen. Let the children be children for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:43 AM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:49 AM Flag
»
It's sad that your children are so emotionally fragile and feeble-minded they can't handle knowing about this. They must take after you in that respect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:55 AM Flag
»
You are really childish in your responses. Perhaps someone shared too much of the adult world with you when you really couldn't handle it. And it has confused / distorted your vision of what is good, kind, and decent in this world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:57 AM Flag
»
There is nothing bad, unkind, or indecent about the fact that some people are transgendered. If you really can't comprehend that, then you're the one with the confused and distorted view of the world, which sadly you are passing along to your children. Your type narrow-minded bigotry is what kids need to be protected from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:02 AM Flag
»
What a world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:46 AM Flag
»
yeesh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:33 AM Flag
»
Lol, especially since a lot of them identify as "lesbians," meaning they are checking out your junk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 04:07 AM Flag
[ - ] I don't even know who to ask about this. We came home from a 2 week vacation to find no mail, but a blank "new resident" card from the post office in our mailbox. What the heck? Can the post office just stop our mail? Our home association president is just as confused as we are. There's been absolutely no change in our mortgage situation. Does anyone have any ideas about how to reclaim our mail? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:27 AM Flag
»
someone stole your identity? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:28 AM Flag
»
Did they?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:28 AM Flag
»
check your credit reports...sounds like ID fraud [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:29 AM Flag
»
this is going to be a nightmare if this is true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:31 AM Flag
»
yeah it will be but they may stolen some else's identity and just be hijacking your address. who knew you'd be away? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:33 AM Flag
»
maybe someone thought this would be a funny prank? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:35 AM Flag
»
What would you have to do to pull that prank? I would be worried if I can just stop anyone's mail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
np. This happened to us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:39 AM Flag
»
i think it's just no biggie. get your credit report but i think yu'll e fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:33 AM Flag
»
OP: I just checked my report and it looks ok. Thanks for the idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:38 AM Flag
»
np. Keep an eye on it. And keep an eye out for any mail directed to your address but with someone else's name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:57 AM Flag
»
Why wouldn't you stop your mail if you were gone for 2 weeks? It probably couldn't all fit in your mailbox and they took it back to the post office. Contact your local post office and see if they have your mail for you to pick up. In the future, however, go online and stop your mail. They'll redeliver it on the date you specify. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
I am actually not trying to be snarky - rather helpful. But could it be possible that someone got really mad at your dh for some reason? Perhaps this is a prank? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:47 AM Flag
»
OP: I'm sure it possible - a prank for either my husband or me. Would be a totally dick move. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:57 AM Flag
[ - ] I am in a graduate program where the director is a lesbian, and she is giving preferential treatment to the lesbians in my cohort. She only sends them job postings that we all qualify for, and they get special research opportunities. One of them was awarded the yearly prize for top student even though my GPA exceeds hers. This woman is the chair of my Master's thesis, and she doesn't give two shits about the progress of my paper. She basically begged one of the lesbians to let her be a part of her Master's thesis (I witnessed this), and she can't even stay on topic when I meet with her to discuss mine. What would you do? This is driving me mad. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:26 AM Flag
»
wow. just wow. I really feel for you and I am so sorry. Sadly, this is the world we are living in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:28 AM Flag
»
OP: It sucks so much because I definitely identify as a feminist and an ally for the LGBT community (as I have for YEARS), but come the fuck on already, you know?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:29 AM Flag
»
I remember in grad school (NYU) having a teacher tell the class that the only way to remain true autonomy (as a woman) is never to have children or get married. Now (20 years later) with kids and an ex-dh I see her point. She, too, was LGBT and would sort of look with disdain at the women in the class who did not agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:32 AM Flag
»
invite a close gf to visit you on campus and swap spit in front of director so she thinks you are family hehe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:35 AM Flag
»
bite her left ear? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:30 AM Flag
»
the field? don't say comp lit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:30 AM Flag
»
OP: Statistics, but we're in Population Statistics, specifically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:31 AM Flag
»
really? you need a master's thesis for that? i should think job offers should be openly posted. sounds off. good luck, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:34 AM Flag
»
OP: In my department, you need a Master's thesis. It might be school-specific. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
»
not surprised. maybe you can make a pass at her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:30 AM Flag
»
OP: Sadly, I'm married with kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:31 AM Flag
»
Mention an "ex-gf." Work it into a conversation- oh you're visiting LA, my ex girlfriend used to live there so I spent a lot of time there, blah blah blah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:34 AM Flag
»
Geez. Possible to find another program? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:36 AM Flag
Refresh » New Post »
close [X]

close [X]

Select a Category (only 1)

category
Stages
Regions