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[ - ] How would you feel if a "mom friend" hung up the phone on your mother? My mom was babysitting for dc, and had a question (I had left a couple of phone numbers for the moms at school - friend had said she was totally fine with this). When my mom called her to ask something, she said she was at work and hung up. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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Maybe her boss walked in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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Need more info. Maybe the working mom was in the middle of a meeting and your mom's question was sort of stupid? When my DCs call me at work and they know it is not a legitimate reason, I am very curt with them if I am in a meeting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:25 PM Flag
[ - ] This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the fact that all my lovers are happily married. What are the rest of you ladies thankful for? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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That I could give a fuck what my ex lovers do. [ Reply | More ]
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x1000 [ Reply | More ]
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Not much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Xanax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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I don't struggle as much with hemorrhoids. I still have bad gas though. [ Reply | More ]
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ily [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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That I'm a funny person, little and cute, even though I'm getting soooo old and it's hard to deal with. At least, since I've lost my looks, I have something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] California moms: do your dcs line up outside before the teachers come get them to bring the into class? Do your dcs eat lunch outside? Mine do, but not sure if that's just our district or common across California (or other states with good weather). 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Why do you want to know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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Just curious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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LA mom here (but not LAUSD). Elementary school lines up on playground, eat on outdoor cafeteria tables. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] How is TAG compared to NEST, A and LL? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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blacker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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L&l is a district g&t not a citywide. My ranking of the 3 citywides: Anderson, NEST. Tag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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except NEST has a hs so many people choose it for that reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter score cut-off predictions anyone? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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General Topics 11.26.14, 06:22 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you think about an nyc preschool sending YOU a thank you note after your child's visit? And no, not just me--obviously sent to all of the children that went... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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I would think that's really nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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A lot, most, do. It does not mean anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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It's not unusual. A lot of them do it. Just a nice gesture nothing more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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Really? I thought it was so nice, but it was the only one (out of 10) that I got one from. I really didn't think it's the norm; thought it was the other way around, where you need to send one to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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more and more schools are doing it. again, it means nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Real estate Q. If a buyer does not pass the co-op Board, does he/she get their deposit back? If not, does the seller get to keep the money? We're in contract now (selling our co-op) and want to put an offer on a house but need to close to afford the house. And of course our attorney is on vacation this week....Anyone know? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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What does the contract say? You do know how to read, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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Run it right up your ass, bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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OP: Yes asshole, I do know how to read, but don't have the contract in front of me. Just posting to see if anyone knew off hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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Get off your butt and read the contract. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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In that event the deposit is returned to the buyer, in every case I can think of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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You probably don't get to keep the money. A deposit is usually a good faith gesture or earnest money, not an application fee that you get to keep if things fall through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Be honest: Do you think a marriage where the woman works and the man (who cannot get a career off the ground) is the stay-at-home parent is doomed, in all likelihood? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Well, the SAHDs I know truly did it by choice, not default. And I can say that the two I know well (have travelled with, etc.) seem to have really good marriages. The men had careers, just in fields that were lower paying, not that they were unsuccessful. The scenario you describe is more complicated, because he may always feel like a failure. I guess it just depends on how they BOTH view him and their partnership. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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Much better stated than I could have - I'm in the same situation (posted below). My career field just pays more and so this made the most sense for my family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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+1 I wouldn't have agreed to children if DH hadn't wanted to be a SAHP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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not necessarily, but there does seem to be a tendency for women to lose respect for a man who does not go out into the jungle and kill something and bring it home (that's a metaphor, by the way). I'm not sure why that is, Marlo Thomas assured us on Free To Be You And Me that everyone was free to do whatever they felt like and if William Wants A Doll that's OK, but somehow in the real world, our hormones feel differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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It's not about hormones, dear. It's about society. Marlo Thomas and some book about boys wanting dolls are small exceptions that do little to counteract the mass of society's expectations and diktats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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I think, at the end of the day, it's really about hormones. Women see a guy who is master of all he surveys, and they want to bone him. They see a guy who is changing diapers and picking up toys and they want to beat him up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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My DH could work more, but because my job pays so much more, he is the SAHD. He works some nights/weekends, and he is going to homeschool our DD. He is still the "man of the house", and I still do all the cooking and a lot of the cleaning. It works for us, and we have a lot of friends in similar situations that are also quite happy. I think it just depends on the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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Are you serious? Not to be mean, but - you "bring home and bacon" AND cook and clean? Why? What is it about this relationship that makes you happy? Again, not being mean or judgmental, but it sounds like you are doing everything!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Cooking is my hobby - and to be honest I've slacked a lot on the cleaning and DH is steadily doing more of it. I'm lucky that I have a career I really love, so I don't feel worn out when I come home. It's going to sound corny, but we're serious Christians, and it actually makes me happy to labor for my family. My DH is my best friend, he's intelligent, well-educated, but also a lot of fun. He has the patience and knowledge to homeschool our children and I do not, and he's a really great dad. I'm working from home today and he doesn't realize I can hear him reading to her while they play over the baby monitor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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No. People make all kinds of things work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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False. Maybe in insecure LMC circles. In higher and higher echelons, many husbands see value in spending time with their kids and enjoy having a spouse who shoulders the burden of earning the income. The husband gets to see how much stress and responsibility the wife's job involves and he gets to enjoy his hobbies and his kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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Doomed? not necessarily. but woman has to really enjoy her career and role as breadwinner, as opposed ot being there by default. and man has to not feel like a "failure" and that being home is not what he's doing bc he has not other choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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So long as the sahd is not just staying home because he is lazy. Such as a man getting fired and just being too lazy to return to the workforce while his wife is struggling to pay bills. As long as that is not the case, I think it's just as likely to succeed as a marriage where the wife stays at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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No. I have friends, actually two sets where the dads were stay at homes because of career reasons. One of them, got his career off the ground within a year and is doing great. The other, it took a few years, but now is in school at night. Worked great for both of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Scene in the Suburbs: Parents in their cars in the quarter mile- long drop off line who see the same three teachers every morning tear into the parking lot and run into school holding a Dunkin Donuts cup 3 minutes before school starts. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I only recognize my kids teachers and only for ten months. At the end of the year I erase them from my memory. I can't imaimagine being bothered to differentiate between any of the rest of them any more than they care about parents of kids in other classes [ Reply | More ]
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Lol yup. I can't deal with suburbs. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't even understand this one. These have gone from bad to nonsensical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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ok I think I got it...after reading it like 15 times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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I think this is a parking rant. The teachers get parking spots and the poor oppressed moms have to wait in the drop off line. Either that or she thinks the teachers should bring her some munchkins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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Why do you keep doing these? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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You sound pretty fuking miserable. Why don't you move back? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Scene in the Suburbs Take 2: Fat, dumpy, judgmental shrew sitting in her car begrudging anyone of any attempt at kindness. Rushes home to tell her internet friends on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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DD has a teacher thsi year who is always waltzing in at the last minute (her DCs go to teh same school and she seems to meander from dropping them at their class) and is always appears discombobulated when she picks up the class (in LA, classes line up on playground and wait for teachers). It drives me NUTS because every other teacher is there well in advance, preparing for the day. If she perhaps got to school 10 minutes earlier, she would be calmer and not start the day off in such a tizzy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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That's so strange. I did an internship in a school and all staff had to sign in (by hand) by a half hour before school started. At the designated cut off time, the secretary drew a big red line on the sign in form and anyone who had not signed in by then was late. This could be by thirty seconds. I am not sure what they did with that info, but it was a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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NP: I said something to the principal, who observed it herself (and other parents have complained over the years). She said there is some union stipulation that as long as she is at work a certain nymber of hours or soemthing. Sounded like bullshit. The teacher is usually the last one to pick up the kds from the playgoirund (maybe 5 minutes after bell). I literally want to bitch-slap the eacher! lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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OK, I'm not a Suburb mom but seriously, what's the issue here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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Huh? Why are there long drop off lines? Don't most suburban kids take the school bus to school? Signed- unaware city dweller [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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LOL!!!!!! ahahhahahah!!! keep them coming! Too funny! The haters are mad bc the truth stings sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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You must be very easily amused if you think these posts are "too funny." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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My sister is a teacher. She always gets to school just 5-10 minutes before school starts because she's dropping off her own DCs at school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I was on jcpenny.com looking for skirts that you can wear during the winter,i.e. thicker ones. But it seems to me that they don't have such filter. So you cannot tell which skirts are suitable for winter. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Read the fabric content. [ Reply | More ]
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You lost me at jcpenny.com. lol [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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What is your price range? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Schleppers vs. Flat Rate? Experience? Got a quote from both & Flat Rate was about 30% higher 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes they were way high for me too. I had a great experience with Oz. [ Reply | More ]
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go w schleppers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Met a guy last night who told me that poverty, racism, unemployment, segregation etc. are all "just excuses" for not getting out there and achieving one's dreams. Of course this guy was UMC and white. And of course he was a STEM major working a very STEM job. 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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Born on third base, thinks he hit a home run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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Correct. Of course he was raised in the South too. [ Reply | More ]
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I am an immigrant who put myself through college, got a STEM major and have a STEM job and am now doing well. There is some truth to what this guy is saying IME [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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I am an immigrant, too; raised LMC. I am part of the 1% now and I think there's still truth to OP's statement. [ Reply | More ]
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OP's has no substance to her statement other than criticism of this guys believes. There maybe truth to what OP is thinking but she has to state her arguments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Spoken like a true STEM major. It's like you guys have no ability to merely converse. Or work on context. Or have some situational awareness. Everything gets reduced to little factoids and data points. And if it doesn't fit into this tight little reasoning boxes you made, then you decide it's invalid. Outside of your tight little STEM-induced illusions, you have no way of participating in social interactions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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Subsequent to my getting a degree in STEM I also majored in Philosophy because I enjoy it. I understand that creating labels like this makes it easier for you to accept your position in life but I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills which has helped me tremendously in my STEM career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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You "majored" in Phil AFTER getting a STEM degree? Come on. Your STEM career has greatly eroded whatever meager social skills you had earlier, dear. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Among a group of STEM majors, anyone who knows how to say please and thank you is the automatic Lizard King. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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Yes, I did this for my own enjoyment. I realize insulting me adds to your satisfaction but frankly my dear I don't give a damn. Like I said earlier, I have been beaten for simply being who I am. UB insults are child-play. I don't need a degree in psychology to realize that you feel insecure with your own choices/career and putting others down helps your self esteem. Feel free to further insult me or STEM majors to feel good about yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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^^ however it was not easy. I worked full time and took 7 years to graduate. The classes where difficult. Saying that this guy just happens to have a STEM major and a STEM job is ridiculous. It didn't just happen to him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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The piece is you are smart. You won the brain lottery, not everyone is born intelligent and you can't become smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Yes, I was lucky to have the aptitude and also a solid family. I volunteer now and help children with math and sciences to try to do my part. However, I think OP's argument is flaud precisely because she used STEM as part of it. If this guy majored in Art History then used his connections to become successful it would have been much better argument. STEM fields are pretty equalizing and one really doesn't need the same social connections to succeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Equalizing provided you are lucky enough to be born smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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That is precisely my point. OP's argument loses its validity because she brought STEM into it. Infect, IME very few UMC young white man go into STEM fields because they don't have the motivation and don't see STEM as lucrative enough field for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Or maybe you're the exception that proves the rule, hm? So by your logic, the poor are all just lazy fucks who should just get out there and achieve. Also what does your immigration status have to do with racism? Are you saying that you have never experienced racism? Or that you have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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Yes, I have experienced racism. However, it does take hard work to climb out of poverty and there are still many opportunities in this country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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LOl, have you ever experienced institutional racism, dear? The kind where you go to an inferior middle school because of the neighborhood your family lives in? Where you're denied bank loans? Where no one speaks to you on college campuses because your skin is colored differently? Where frat houses and sororities openly disdain you and "your kind"? Maybe you should praying to the Ayn Rand figurine in your shrine and instead look at reality. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, that is why I am here. I have been beaten for who I am. [ Reply | More ]
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Immigrants often have it better in US than many poor Black citizens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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OP: yes, IA. I had a stable family who loved me. I believe the black community in this country lacks strong role models and that is why the aspiration to become a professional musician or athlete as these are the role modes in this section of society. I think this is big part of the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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^^OR not OP sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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I actually agree. (thought there are many other layers to the problem and complacent people here tend to ignore them all) [ Reply | More ]
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The funny thing about white privilege is that so many white people are completely unaware of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Yup! And STEM people are even more miserably clueless about society and how these things work. [ Reply | More ]
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Amen. [ Reply | More ]
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i read it and don't understand how he made the leap to white rage in ferguson. i get it w/r/t voter ID laws, cutting govt jobs, etc., all disproportionately hurting blacks. [ Reply | More ]
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He is talking about the loooong history of war waged against Blacks and how when Whites (in power) are angry, they do far worse. But people only talk abut angry looters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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aha, i see now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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I come from a non-immigrant family whose parents worked their butts off and they never made any money. They had dreams that they could not realize because of lack of luck and placement and lots of other variables. If you consider sexism in the same way, why did no women make it in science or the arts until women won their rights? Because they didn't try hard enough?? If some black people are brilliant and successful … why aren't all black people brilliant and successful?? Because they were born poor and behind the eight ball. That's why, dude. And people who think it's different are not only lacking in compassion, but in imagination. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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Well said. [ Reply | More ]
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
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"not only lacking in compassion, but in imagination" ---> this accurately describes most STEM people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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yes, because invention and technological progress require no imagination or creativity whatsoever. ROFL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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The first surgeon to ever separate twins conjoined at the head that shared brain tissue was neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson - an African-American man. He succeeded where those before him failed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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I also come from an immigrant family and now have a good professional job. But there is such a thing as racial hierarchy and whether it's real or not, it is in the way people experience life and how they are treated. I am lucky to be Asian, the so-called "model minority", but Blacks do not have that luxury. It doesn't matter if they're ivy league educated and live a fancy life, they still experience life differently because of the way society treats them. A silly but very real example, is how black educated professionals have no easier time catching a cab than lower class blacks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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I am biracial Asian and Black, and I am glad my Korean dad prepared/taught me these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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What did your mom teach you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:16 PM Flag
[ - ] My dad was a prosecutor. I'm an attorney. I worked in the DA's office. I've never seen a prosecutor work so hard to exonerate a killer. 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If you're an attorney, why are you being so coy and making allusions? Why not state plainly what you're talking about? [ Reply | More ]
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You really don't know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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You haven't answered my question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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You haven't answered my question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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I liked the prosecutor who was quoted on Lawrence O'Donnell saying, "As we like to say, you can indict a ham sandwich." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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what does that mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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The standard for indictment is very low. Hence, even a ham sandwich meets the criteria. The fact that Brown was not indicted is shameful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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ah got it, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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I think her point is that it is easy to get a grand jury indictment and if they had tried they would have gotten one in Ferfusson [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Why would they have tried? He seems pretty innocent to me. We have his story and an ugly stew of contradicting witness accounts, many by idiot residents who cant keep their stories straight. Evidence wasn't there to indict him for jaywalking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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He seems pretty innocent?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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Yeah, what does he seem to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Guilty. Or at least worthy of indictment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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Oh- well, we disagree then. Brown got himself killed by trying to use a weapon against a policeman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Would you say Blacks and Whites are treated pretty equally by cops in this country? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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That's a different discussion, the content of which is irrelevant to the question of whether Wilson should be indicted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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It is totally relevant to the whole "Brown got himself killed" statement. I can think of many Whites who have done far worse and not "gotten themselves killed". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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I am comfortable saying there is a higher chance a black person engaging in this behavior will get himself killed than a white guy. But I am also comfortable saying it still doesn't mean Wilson should be indicted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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THis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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Meh, he just wanted to offset the jurors being prejudiced by the media. The evidence clearly pointed to no indictment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Only one of ten witness's stories supported Brown's. But he was the only one portrayed by the prosecutor as "credible." Even though he also changed his story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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which of those 9 stories matched the bruise on Wilson's face, the Brown DNA on Wilson's gun, and the running back at Wilson? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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There was no running back at Wilson according to anyone but the one witness. The bruise was a red mark that could have been anything. It did not look as if he'd been punched in the face as he claimed. If someone is pointing a gun at you, wouldn't you try to grab it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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NFW. If someone is pointing a gun at me, I would assume in the time it took be to lunge at it that the holder realizes it's a hostile act and shoots me. Are you that stupid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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What is the alternative? To be shot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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Do us a favor and find yourself looking at the barrel of a gun one day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Wow. Really? I disagree with you and I deserve to die? Is this what you teach your dcs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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the one witness is joing by photographs: "The distance from the front wheel of the officer’s S.U.V. to Mr. Brown’s body was 153 feet, 9 inches, an investigator said. Farther away from the car, the investigator showed with photographs, were two blood-spatter patterns — evidence that Mr. Brown was moving toward the officer, and the car, when he was killed in the second flurry of shots." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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From a cop???! Especially as a black man he certainly should have known to never do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Fuck no. Especially if it's police officer. If a police officer is pointing a gun at me, I'd put my hands up and get on the ground. Then again, I would punch one in the face either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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Probably the only "credible one." It amazes me that "witnesses" are deemed credible when their stories don't match the evidence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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I saw a tweet that said this. Either you copied it from that or I know who you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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Plagarism is the scourge of the Internet; nice to see Chris Sacca posts on UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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(waving) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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You can't put cops in jail for killing anyone. If you do, no one will become a cop. It's the thin blue line. Men take the job so that can feel that power. If you make them conscientious, you'll have a bunch of priests and nuns running around in uniform. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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you're an idiot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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Thank you for posting this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:26 PM Flag
[ - ] I just decided to stay home for Thanksgiving and want to plan a small dinner. Is butterball worth the extra money. What are some basic sides I should add other than green beans and sweet potato's. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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Pie!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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I will make a pumpkin pie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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How many people? I'd skip the turkey and either do just a breast if you must, or a roast chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Just 4 but I think the kids would like seeing the turkey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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Yes - much more festive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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You'll have leftovers for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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buy a fresh wild turkey - they are smaller and not injected with chemicals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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If I see one in the supermarket I will but I don't think they have them. I want to cook a stress free fun meal with the kids help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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Butterball is not an exclusive brand . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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Go for Shelton's turkeys. Ball has additives you don't want to know about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Go for something ethically sourced. It will taste better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:20 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you think about a 40 year old man who has been dating someone on and off for 4 years, but says he's not ready for marriage or even to live together? Is there any hope that things will work out between them eventually? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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No. Unless she wants an occasional boyfriend, move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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She wants to be married and have children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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Then run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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I think this is hard to do because there has been such a huge investment of her time already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Fine, then stick around and hope for a miracle. Light a candle in church. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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It's harder to never have children. Why would she want to waste anymore time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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I think she truly believes that there is a chance he will commit and doesn't want to walk away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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He is stealing her eggs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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No, he will quickly marry someone else when he meets her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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Why do you think guys like this string women along for so long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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Because they want I have someone around to fuck them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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Because the women allow them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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np: men have issues. so do women. sometimes it's not so much intentional stringing along, it's just not feeling the urgency of getting married. they like the status quo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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right. I think this perfectly describes the situation I'm talking about. So what should a woman do in this case? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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Leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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np above - i have to agree. i know a few women who gave an ultimatum in situations like that. the whole, i get that your timetable is different, but i am 35, i want to have kids, with each passing year/month, that becomes more of a challenge and that's my reality. if you don't think you will be ready to start a family by X date, I need to move on. worked for some and not others. know women where guy agreed to ahve teh dc but not get married and that worked for them - some ended up married later, some ended up happlily unmarried, others ended splitting up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Tell him that she wants to get married and have kids. If he's not on board or is vague about whether he does or when he does, she should leave. If she is important to him, he will come around and fix the relationship. If not, no loss to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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None [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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No. None. Take or leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Nothing on earth would get me into a store on Thanksgiving or "black friday." Not if they were giving things away for free. What is wrong with people? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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ITA!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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It's fun for some [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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Seeing a hoard of people push through the doors of Best Buy like a wild boar stampede makes me sick to my stomach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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well said. Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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Thanksgiving day is just ill-mannered on the part of store owners. I believe people can wait to go shopping on the day after thanksgiving. Retail is not an emergency service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Need new washer/dryer. Do you love yours? What do you recommend? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:47 PM Flag
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Germans do it best I read- miele- better for environment, use 1/3 less water?; also front loading is better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Thanks. Why is front-loading better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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dude- I don't remember. but I got one after all my research. I only remember the conclusion of the inquiry- I am soooo old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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np. The front loading ones are environmentally more efficient and somewhat easier on your clothes, because there's no agitator. Also, if you tend to wash a lot of stuff like pillows, comforters, parkas, sleeping bags, etc., that works a lot better in a front loading machine. Puffy, bulky items like that have a tendency to float up to the top of the water and don't get as clean in a top loading washer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:59 PM Flag
[ - ] My 13 year old hates me. I'm doing a good job, right? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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lol- yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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You and me both, hopefully. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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Right on track [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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Depends on why, of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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no- she's great!!! pat yourself on the back sister! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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She probably is, just saying she could be hated because she is abusive, not just strict. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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no- she's not abusive- abusers don't give rats ass- and look at her wording- "I'm doing a good job, right." no guilt there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Relax. I was mostly kidding. I just meant that doing a good job can sometimes mean your kids hate you. The reverse is not necessarily true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Thanks everyone! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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man if I had a dollar for every time I "hated" my mom! Ha- all I wanted was to guilt her into doing what I wanted! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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Yup. Get out of my life, but first can you drive me and Cheryl to the mall. That's how it works :) Stay strong, be mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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From the time I was 14 until 17 I never walked upstairs in my house without screaming "Leave me alone! I hate you!" I was in a lot of pain as an adolescent. And I'm filled with guilt about how I treated my mom now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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What was the source of your pain? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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