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[ - ] I need nigger penis in my perverted CUNT 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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And he's back. I'm out, ladies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you hire a nanny who said that boys don't need to learn to clean and cook. This was an answer to my request to involve dcs in cooking and have older ds clean up after meals. I have 3 boys. She seemed ok otherwise. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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NO FUCKING WAY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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well, sure. only women should be cookng and cleaning. that's why you hired a FEMALE nanny, right? [ Reply | More ]
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Why would you flame me for this? [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I don't think this is a flame. But see that it works both way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
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Sigh. I seriously can't find a nanny without any red flags. I interviewed over 30 nannies now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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There's no such thing as Mary Poppins. Adjust your expectations. Also, this time of year is impossible. Begin again in January. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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My nanny is leaving at the end if December and I will need to go to work January 5 so need some nanny for kids. I have been looking for a month. I really hate this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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No, but that's why I SAH. Honestly, you have to let these things go if you are going to have a nanny. Everyone is going to be far from your standard of care, unless that standard is quite low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:29 PM Flag
[ - ] When is alum notification for K? DF is a Chapin alum and her DD is applying this year. I know she is sweating it and I don't want to intrude, but am wondering when she will know either way. I 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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It's usually before winter break. [ Reply | More ]
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She's already heard [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I thought so - she has mentioned it and I never would. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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Spence has heard. I don't know about others. Technically, they have until after vacation to notify. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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If like spence and dalton, they would have had an indication much earlier one way or the other. ECFS even calls now if there's going to be an issue - all unofficial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:28 PM Flag
[ - ] One of the nice things about living in Vancouver is that "racial tensions" don't involve a black/white civil war. They mostly refer to issues involving the natives, or sometimes to white/Chinese issues, or to Chinese/Viet/Indian inter-group disputes. But none of these things entail the kind of violence, hatred, disorder, and social degradation inflicted by the white/black schism upon the US. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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CSB, eh. [ Reply | More ]
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I remember when my niece was applying to colleges, age was looking at UBC and told me that people called it - "University of a Billion Chinese." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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chinks = SCUM [ Reply | More ]
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+1 ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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Hongkongcouver--what do you expect? Lots of Chinese buy their teenage kids properties in Vancouver and leave them there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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That's because the majority of the population in Vancouver is white with Asians being around 30% of the population. Look at NYC crime stats--Asians make even less trouble than whites. Can't imagine that's different in Vancouver. [ Reply | More ]
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It helps. I think the city has eight murders so far this year, and had six all of last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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Murder is in ny is essentially a black and hispanic thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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If you want to avoid murder and live in a big city move to vancouver [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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As a general rule, a city without blacks is a city with almost no murders. In the usa you can live in Burlington where most people own guns and have no murders. Or live in Irvine, again no murders [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Murder is the legacy of slavery. If you hadnt enslaved us there would be no murders [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever bought coffee at Starbucks for the person in line behind you?? Who does this? Someone posts this happened every day on Facebook! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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I bought 2 firefighters coffee the other day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Dont they get it for free already? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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I don't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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I would pay tolls for car behind me (before ezpass) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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only creeps do this [ Reply | More ]
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DH does. So what. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:26 PM Flag
[ - ] How can I cultivate an interest in sports in my 5 year old dd? We've tried swimming, skating, and soccer. She goes through the motions, but she doesn't try very hard. I'm disappointed in her halfhearted efforts. Other kids I've seen have so much zest for those activities, and my dd barely even tries. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Stop pushing her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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+1. This will only turn her off even more. She's not sporty and that's OK. Maybe she will be later, maybe not. Just let her be who she is--she's only 5, for chrissake's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Op: I'm not pushing her, at least not compared to our friends and other families we've seen. I just want her to TRY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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She doesn't like it, leave her be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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Let me know if you find out, I hated sports my whole life. I used to hide books in my gym uniform. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Op: I loved sports when I was a kid and it always came very naturally to me. Dd is the bookworm type. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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I hated it with every fiber of my being. I am not competitive or agile. I don't care if I win or lose and I'm terrible at if. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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You don't. Try dance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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You don't. Try dance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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I told dd she could choose the sport but that she had to do something athletic because moving your body and getting exercise is important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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I have 3 teenage girls. One of them cried at every activity until she was 7. Then she was ready, got into competitive gymnastics, and is incredibly fit and active. All kids are different. Your friends 5 year olds may be more ready or compliant. Five is really young, still a baby in many ways. [ Reply | More ]
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All I participated in was gymnastics. I didn't like anything else. Did it all the way up to the end of HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I invited a friend out to lunch. Would have paid for her. Then she informs me last minute that her friend is along and she wants to go to A fast food chain. I just said I'll pass and meet up with you later. Why would she do that? I'm not even that interested in maintaining friendships like this. I set aside the afternoon to spend with her. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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I am sorry. That sounds annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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I was sure I would get flamed. She is in grad school in another country, so I am happy to pay. But I am also type A and I need a plan and commitment too. I need to work on building new/better friendships. I just feel so out of touch with all of my friends from my twenties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Maybe be more flexible? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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I'm not THAT flexible. A diner is fine but a fast food chain? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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I would have gone and just never suggested lunch again. Food snobs are annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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Lighten up and you'll have more friends. Setting isn't as important as the conversation and maybe her friend is poor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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That plac barely has seats. I just couldn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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This is why you don't have more friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Yeah, kinda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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She should go out with her other friend at another time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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I agree with you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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who meets a friend for lunch at a fast food chain? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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She's not that into you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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Apparently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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That would bother me, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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I don't know. But I dropped a good friend who kept showing up to meet me with randoms she met on the subway. Some people just don't get it. You're not inflexible either. And this has nothing to do with being type A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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I really don't meant to be a bitch but I ate nothing all day because I thought we were meeting at 3 for lunch. I'm just so annoyed. I work a ton and was looking forward to a nice meal. Will take myself out alone another night this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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I would have reacted the same way as you did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:26 PM Flag
[ - ] We disagree on a lot, but I think we can ALL agree on THIS: muggers should be hanged, and the parents who failed to raise them properly should be billed for the cost of the rope. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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Muggers? Come on. That is a petty crime. Rapists, pedophiles, murderers, sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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Muggings are often preludes to homicides, and muggers threaten the foundations of civilization itself by spreading lawlessness in the streets. String them up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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That sounds batshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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fuck you, niggerlover [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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Seriously? The death penalty for theft? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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She wants to go a step past sharia law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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For mugging. If you steal from an unoccupied car, that's "theft." If you mug someone, that's an assault/implicit threat of murder, and should be treated harshly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Oh please, both times I was mugged they just took me bag. No harm except that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Was it full of gold? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Nope. I keep my money in my inside pocket of my coat. They got NOTHING! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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I was talking to the leprechaun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Lol, I didn't even catch that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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Muggers? Nah. Now, if you're talking about hanging trolls, you've got my vote. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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Can't we just cut off their fingers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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They'd type with their toes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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All digits! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Then they'll stick a pencil in their mouths and poke out the letters that way. They are relentless, remorseless, unstoppable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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I agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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muggers is such a 1970's word. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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I think you mean that their arm should be cut off? Isn't that the biblical punishment and people like you believe that Christian leaders should run this country? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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I'm not religious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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That's not the New Testament, wrong. The New Testament says to turn the other cheek. (Not defending Christians, but you're wrong in this case.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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OR: My apologies. I thought it was "an eye for an eye" but I guess today's mainstream Republicans who aren't saying "turn the other cheek" are very bad Christians? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think they give a flying f&*Ck about being good Christians [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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Rahms son was muggd [ Reply | More ]
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Jaywalkers, too. Slippery slope. [ Reply | More ]
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and especially those lowlifes who block the box! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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Drivers who stop in the crosswalk. Kill them. [ Reply | More ]
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pedestrians all deserve to be run over [ Reply | More ]
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omg this +1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:25 PM Flag
[ - ] The search function on UB used to be so good. Now it is awful. Can hardly pull up old posts. Am I the only one with this problem? Do you know what happened? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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It's been years. The only way to search is to use Google. Urban Baby and subject. But it's not chronological and very time-consuming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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That doesn't work either. There's no more search at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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you can search on google, definitely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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when was it good? i've been here 4 years. always been crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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it used to be much better. but that was back when there was an email that went with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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I've been on here since the beginning and I don't remember an email going along with ub... when was that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:48 PM Flag
[ - ] At what age can a child legally be left unsupervised? Anyone know? 43 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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No such law in NY. What state are you in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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NY [ Reply | More ]
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So you're saying I can leave a 2-month old alone??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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lol. See below. No. If you were caught, it's guaranteed you'd be charged with neglect. [ Reply | More ]
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You asked about a law. [ Reply | More ]
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I did. Asleep in crib to run put laundry in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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In NY, there's no particular age. But if, God forbid, something happened when you left a child/children alone, you could be charged if it was unreasonable to leave them alone. I will leave 8 yo alone for an hour or so in doorman building during the day. When #1 turned 12, we stopped using an evening babysitter, but we don't really go out all that often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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We left 10 year old at home no sitter when we went out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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Yes, this is it. Poster above who leaves 10 year old alone would be blamed if that 10 year old accidentally started a fire or something else bad happened. Same with a 12 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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I've started leaving our DC alone for a couple of hours at a time, oldest is almost 12. I would not do this at night, though, for a couple of years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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my 8 -yr-old snowflake (admittedly) would have a nervous breakdown if I left her alone for an hour (sigh). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Lol. You have to start. Just leave her while you told all the laundry in the laundry room or run to the store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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you don't HAVE to start at age 8.. come one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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You should. Or you end up with a child described above at 12 [ Reply | More ]
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What's wrong with the child described above? [ Reply | More ]
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@@ [ Reply | More ]
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Also, what if something happened to YOU? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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The child would survive. What do you think would happen if I were murdered walking down the street? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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8 year old for an hour or two - 9 3 hours ish. 10 4/5. By 11 dc coming home from school alone to empty (doorman) apt. I did this at age 9. Who are these people who don't allow their children to be home alo e until teenagers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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Would your 8 year old know what to do in case of fire? In case someone broke in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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Doorman. Breaking highly unlikely. They would have to knock the door down (16th floor). There would be nothing to do. Fire, yes. Get low and go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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There would be nothing to do? You know for certain they'd have to break down the door? That she wouldn't just answer it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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That's awful advice re: fire! You don't always just GO. WTF? Are you serious??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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Yes you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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No you don't! If the door is hot, you do not open it--you get a sheet and hang it out the window and wait for help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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We all know this. I was answering for fire in apartment. Thanks for your concern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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No you don't! If the door is hot, you do not open it--you get a sheet and hang it out the window and wait for help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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This is so dumb. There are other tenants, their guests, building staff, etc. There are back stairs and inoperative cameras. We have a 24-hr union doorman building. One apartment was robbed and they never solved it and one of our maintenance workers was fired b/c his sex offender status was discovered. An 8-yr. old can be conned into anything. You are naive. And don't even get me started on your fire advice. You usually do NOT leave your apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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OR, regardless of the flames (no pun intended), you should get a copy of the fire safety plan for YOUR building. It depends on the building's age and configuration, what floor you are on and location of the fire whether you stay or go. If the fire is in or at the stairwell anywhere below you, you shouldn't go into the stairwell. There is no way to get "down" in a stairwell. Two grown men recently died in NYC that way. Had they stayed in their apartment, they would have survived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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I started "watching the house" and taking care of my 2-year-old brother alone for hours at a time when I was 6/7, and I even had to use the fire extinguisher once because of an electrical short that sent sparks into the carpet. I was freaked out initially, but then remembered what I had been told to do. The main problem is that it was dark (power cut out after the short), so the first blast of foam was aimed backwards at myself, and gave me a mild cold-burn on my arm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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Ily. You sound like me. I'm all for children being responsible. Used an 11 year old sitter for my 5 year old. I'm surprised other mothers survived the shock [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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Nope; this was the late 1970's in northern Florida. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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Florida is so weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Of course it's not fake. This often happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Just because your parents had no sense doesn't mean anyone else needs to follow suit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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My brother babysat for us when he was 12 and I was 8 (there were more sibs too). He molested me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Did he end up in jail? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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not exactly. i'm going to see him at Christmas dinner as usual :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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this is really a naive question. family dynamics would rarely (never?) allow that to happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Brits on? My family has been invited over to a new English famliy friend of ours for Boxing Day, any traditional customs or things we should expect? Just curious. Thanks 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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No not at all. It's just brunch with lots of drinking. Have fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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p.s. It's December 26th in England so it's basically an excuse for a Dec. 26th party here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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This. It's basically a day to unwind from xmas and get some good deals at the shops. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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Boxing Day is about donating items. Out with the old and in with the new. Stop at Salvation Army on the way to clear the flutter. Then...indulge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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? I've never heard of such a thing. It originated with house servants getting the day after Christmas off and taking boxes of gifts and food home to their families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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Wow, never knew that. Very cool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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Actually, it originated with the alms boxes put out to collect extra money for the poor on the Feast of St. Stephen in the middle ages - which is where the traditions of making extra donations to the poor and giving cash & gifts to servants & laborers got started. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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^ (which is also why Americans give gifts to service people in December - we just have never had the official national holiday on December 26 to tie it to, so we tie it to the Christmas season in general). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Origins[edit] The exact etymology of the term "boxing day" is unclear. There are several competing theories, none of which is definitive.[3] The European tradition, which has long included giving money and other gifts to those who were needy and in service positions, has been dated to the Middle Ages, but the exact origin is unknown. It is believed to be in reference to the Alms Box placed in places of worship to collect donations to the poor. Also, it may come from a custom in the late Roman/early Christian era, wherein metal boxes placed outside churches were used to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of Saint Stephen,[4] which in the Western Church falls on the same day as Boxing Day. In England, it was a custom for tradespeople to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year.[5] This is mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary entry for 19 December 1663.[6] This custom is linked to an older English tradition: since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts and bonuses, and maybe sometimes leftover food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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Born and raised in UK, boxing day is about opening Xmas gifts. Period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Don't they do paper hats? Or is that just Christmas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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Christmas. Crackers with crown and junky little trinket. They're sometimes hard to find, but I got some at WS this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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Everyone doesn't do that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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We do not in the US, no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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I guess it just my family then. Not British at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Interesting. Seems strange that you would not have known before this that it is not the typical American tradition. I do think it sounds fun, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I think yesterday I became a Republican. Or, more likely, a liberatarian. 62 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Did you vote for the idiot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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No dear god [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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There is not actually a big difference between libertarians and anarchists in practice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Libertarians are just high-maintenance anarchists with more assets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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I always say they are conservatives who smoke weed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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I say they are people who were born healthy and intelligent to stable families, either were born rich or became rich, and don't understand why everyone else can't be like them. They hate government intervention of any kind (for instance don't like environmental laws that prohibit them from building their tennis court on wetlands when it it "private property") but benefit from the US system of laws that protects their business and property. Basically they are selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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They also stop becoming libertarians if the person next door to them decides to build a monstrosity or have cows in their front yard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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I can agree with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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that's what idiots say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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If yesterday's events made you a Republican, you were a Republican all along. How about we have some gun control? But I know, de Blasio is responsible for anything bad, and not responsible for the fact that crime in NYC is at its lowest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Gun control doesn't work. Criminals don't follow laws. NY already has strict gun control laws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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This guy drove here from Maryland. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Of course it works if it is national. That's why Australia has gun control. And that is why only the crazy right-wingers in Australia are suggesting we do away with gun control because of that crazy guy who killed people there last week. But apparently, you are one of those crazy right-wingers in the US, where unfortunately they have much more power. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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It will not happen nationally. I am not a crazy right - winger but I am a realist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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I agree it won't happen because the gun lobby is too powerful and has bought every Republican politician. Why that makes you want to be a Republican is beyond my understanding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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Who said that's why I am a Republican? Your hyperbole undermines your argument. Even if the gun lobby fell apart and tough laws were passed again gun owners what makes you think people are just going to turn in their guns? Some hard core owners will pull a 'Bundy' (rancher from Texas) before they give up their guns. Get real [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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"I think yesterday I became a Republican. Or, more likely, a libertarian." If you aren't the OP, then I find it funny you defend the OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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I'm not OP. I am responding to your assertion about gun control. It will never work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Gun control would never succeed. What we need is bullet control. Thank God the little asshole who tried to kill a cop last night had run out of bullets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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Exactly, strict gun control just restricts guns from law abiding citizens, criminals care less about the law [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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Guys like the fucker who murdered the cops don't care about "gun control." None of them have weapons legally, so if you one day said "guns are banned; turn them in," the only guns you'd see would be those owned by non-criminals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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Yes, that's why Australia has gun control. Because it doesn't work and "only criminals have guns". Except they don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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There are a hell of a lot more guns in the US (many unlicensed) than there ever were in Australia! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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^^^And what did that guy in Sydney have the other day? A Supersoaker? No. A gun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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Exactly! And are the Australians blaming gun control and insisting it be abolished? Only the very crazy right-wingers like you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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Australian mum here - gun control still works here. Do you know how rare shooting are here? The thing in Sydney was a complete aberration. We literally and honestly do not think about gun violence here - we don't need to because it simply isn't a part of our lives. No one here is calling for changes. No one here thinks that things would have ended better if the citizenry carried guns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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If you had a gun industry that ran ads like that and got every conservative politician to mouth those words, things might be different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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How are you going to retrieve all of the guns that are already out there? Are you going to knock on people's doors, call them names (crazy right - wingers etc), and think they're just going to hand them over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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How did it work in Australia? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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I don't know? Which is why I'm asking... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Australia doesn't have 40 million blacks. Try comparing like things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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Lol if you think blacks own the majority of guns in this country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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I became a Republican a couple of years ago. Libertarians are a bit too crazy for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.” Winston Churchill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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methinks Winston Churchill's definition of "conservative" is very different than yours. He fought against the Germans and their right-wing government and abolishing democracy. England has both gun control and socialized medicine and all kinds of policies that crazy right-wing Americans believe are Communist and will destroy the country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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methinks you are a goon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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Wow, brilliant comeback. I'm sure Winston Churchill feels he has a lot in common with Michelle Bachmann and Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Op: ita. But Churchill most assuredly thought Eric Garner was a fool for resisting arrest the 31st time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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So Churchill would have said that because it was the 31st time, it was okay for cops to use a chokehold that has been made illegal on him? And have the excuse because every 31 times, it is okay for the cops to use an illegal chokehold even if it is against the law for them to do so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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Perhaps you should check your facts as to legality of the cop's chokehold on the day it occurred [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Op: I am for socialized medicine and civil rights. The constitution is basically my religion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Op: I love this, thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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You also became an idiot yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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A lot of it has to do with the insanity of my liberal brethren. Lack of logic et al [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Because blaming de Blasio for a crazy person shooting 2 cops is "rational"? When nothing de Blasio said has been about hating all cops at all, but simply about making sure that cops are not enabled to use unnecessary force? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Np - I actually agree with you. I voted for Lhota but I don't see how this murder is DD'S fault. Tensions would have remained high after the Garner non - indictment even if DB said nothing. I think a lot if people are just scared and like to think that there is a way to control the insanity (oh if he didn't say anything we'd all be just fine, etc). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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The point is that de Blasio did not say anything about all cops being bad or evil. And he has always made it clear that protesting should be peaceful. But criticizing actions of people in power is what the Republicans do all the time, as when they held machine guns on federal officers trying to arrest Bundy. And in that case, the federal cops stood down because they knew it would escalate and those crazy Republicans would shoot them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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np: It was definitely implied during the campaign with his comments about being worried for Dante and many of the things he said about Stop and Frisk. He is not stupid enough to say that directly. And before you call me a Republican like you are doing to everyone who disagrees with you, I wanted Quinn to win, I voted for Obama only because I couldn't vote for Hillary, and I have voted democratic in just about every election since I was 19. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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^And I actually like Obama for the most part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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A crazy person may have shot the trigger, but the black spectators cheered at the scene. Also, you may believe the cops used excessive force in the garner case but the legal system disagreed with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Citation for this "cheering" please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Oh yes, well-sourced article. Two people who refused to give their name told the reporter it happened. Thousands of people in sympathy, but one person told the reporter that someone said "F the cops" (without mentioning the RACE of the person who said that) and you post your racist lies. Shameful, but you should get a job with the Republican Party (if you don't already have one). You're their kind of people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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Just because you don't want to believe it doesn't mean it didn't happen. I've also been sickened by twitter and FB posts about the death of these cops. I'm not the poster who said "black spectators." Maybe they were and maybe they weren't...clearly white people can act like fucking idiots as well, given the race and profile of the group of protestors who were punching that cop last week. I'm a democrat, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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^This was barely reported, either, because the media was too in love with the idea of a peaceful protest, but it obviously happened. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Eric-Garner-Manhattan-Dead-Cops-Video-Millions-March-Protest-285805731.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Oh please. Do you also believe the Stuy kid made $73 million in the stock market? I listened to that that the chants were loud and everyone was chanting together! You really think people were marching in a big group chanting "dead cops" together? I thought it was going to be one or two people, but no way was that the organized chant. It is absurd, but i'm sure you believe it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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Um, so you also think all of Twitter is lying? All f those on Twitter who cheered the execution were from fake accounts and bots? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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When blacks murder non black cops, it impacts you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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jesus, fuck off niggerlover [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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