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[ - ] Why did Baby Boomers support the Iraq War so strongly even though they weren't the ones who had to fight it? I'm looking through the Gallup polling data from 2002 and early 2003, and the age brackets including those people born 1945 through 1964 were more strongly supportive of that idiotic war than the general population. This kind of demolishes the notion that "wisdom comes with age," since younger people were more likely to have correctly opposed that cretinous error of an invasion. In short - screw you, Boomers. Why are you always so wrong about things in addition to being fiscal leeches? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:12 PM Flag
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No boomer I know supported the Iraq War. But I know only liberals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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Oh, come on - even far-left uber-liberal Boomers like Hillary Clinton supported the invasion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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Old to council, young to war...or something like that. Basically old folk have always sent the young to war. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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this boomer wanted to respond by getting off of oil - instead we were told to go shopping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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By Boomer president George W. Bush? Thanks for that whole debacle, too, Boomers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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He is an older Boomer than me - but yes he did exactly the wrong thing; if you wanted to hurt that part of the world put solar panels on every roof, wind farms on hills and ramp up nulcear and coal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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Clinton is good - at least the one with a set of balls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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Some Republicans I know did. I absolutely did not. Many Baby Boomers did not since they had been through the horrors of Vietnam. For those that supported I think the argument was that we needed a bigger presence in the ME and needed to secure oil. That is what people said to me. Never made sense to me though. Boomers totally suck and are so spoiled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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if that was the case we should have kept the oil for our troubles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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By the way, I'm pulling the detailed polling breakdown info from a specialized Lexis database, but a couple quick internet searches reveals that much of this stuff is available for free by using the right keywords. "Gallup" "2002" "Iraq" "bracket" "age" - start with those. Interesting stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
[ - ] I HATE my alcoholic DH and his highly dysfunctional family. Ladies: avoid my mistake and marry into a normal family. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:56 PM Flag
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Shouldn't you be posting this on a singles or dating forum? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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ahhemm...get divorce. I don't feel sorry for you, you are allowing this to be in your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:17 PM Flag
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What does he do? I have one also. The family is OK though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Somebody complimented my dd on how well behaved she was. It was very nice. He has adhd and she usually annoys people. It was nice for her to get a compliment like that! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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That is nice! Good for her. My niece has ADHD and seems to be doing better and better each year as far as her schoolwork, friendships, dating life and just general social skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it worth the effort to learn how to use a sewing machine. I guess I was thinking, hemming, making simple skirts...any experience? Opinions? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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I have a few machines. It's really handy, and a starter machine isn't that expensive. I mostly quilt, but I also mend clothes (a seam rips, you can fix it in a flash), I make my own pillowcases from pretty patterns at Joann's, pillows, you can edge your own placemats and table napkins from decorator fabric, halloween costumes. I have made my own headbands by buying plastic forms off eBay and sewing fabric sleeves of my choice to slip over the forms. Lots of stuff. I love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:50 PM Flag
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Yes, it's easy and fun. I make clothes all the time and am frequently pulled aside and asked where I bought my dress/skirt etc. It's also a nice skill to have around gift time- people love the stuff I make them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:03 PM Flag
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Yes, I think it's great and such a great skill to teach your kid(s) the basics too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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Op ok I will stick with it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:09 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Can I come to your beach house? My kids don't have any allergies 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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As long as you bring a bottle of wine, a breakfast item, and your own towels, pay for at least one dinner at a venue of my choice, and only shower outside, and after 7pm remain on the porch and use only your whisper voice because my DB needs to sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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How expensive of a dinner? How long can we stay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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At least 100/pp, stays limited to 2 nights, and written thank you required within 36 hours of departure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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Ah too expensive. I can do Taco Bell and maybe some ice cream afterwords. Is there any wiggle room? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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You got it! Except for the baby part. Put the baby downstairs and let everyone else party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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As long as you bring a bottle of wine, a breakfast item, and your own towels, pay for at least one dinner at a venue of my choice, and only shower outside, and after 7pm remain on the porch and use only your whisper voice because my DB needs to sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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Do you have a pool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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Weed OK? Swimsuits optional? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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Pervert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Priscilla Chan is pregnant! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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That's wonderful for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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Zuckerberg's wife [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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I am pregnant too. Dh is holding a press conference later tonight [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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thank the little lord baby jesus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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Less money for me to have. I am the long lost daughter of them. I sure hope I'm in the will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone's DC play hockey? If so when did they start? 7 yo is begging for it but it seems like a pain in the neck. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:35 PM Flag
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it is, and 7 is on the late side to start ... like really late. We had our kids on skates at 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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np - you are kidding, right? I'm quite sure it's fine to start at 7 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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Friends dc is 9 and spent summer at city ice pavilion hockey csmp in Long Island city . It's actually reasonably priced and they bus both ways [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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My 8 yo does and LOVES it. I kind of hate it - you're right, it is a pain. It's cold, its early and there's a shitload of gear. That said, skating is a life long sport and so I put up with it. I also disagree with poster below who says 7 is too late - it's true there are kids from hockey families that start at 2 or 3 but at 7 your DC can still catch up. If you're in NYC, look into the Riverbank program. It's fantastic and cheap!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Thanks! I hate to think he is "too old" at the age of 7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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My 8 yo does and LOVES it. I kind of hate it - you're right, it is a pain. It's cold, its early and there's a shitload of gear. That said, skating is a life long sport and so I put up with it. I also disagree with poster below who says 7 is too late - it's true there are kids from hockey families that start at 2 or 3 but at 7 your DC can still catch up. If you're in NYC, look into the Riverbank program. It's fantastic and cheap!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Do soccer. Everyone regrets starting hockey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Dh doesn't get it when we are being a nuisance. Someone invited us to someone else's home. I didn't know the host wasn't expecting us. It was very uncomfortable and I wanted to thank the home owners and leave. Dh didn't understand why I wanted to leave and instead of going along and asking me about t later he was not moving and asking me why I wanted to leave in front of everyone. We are young but not that young 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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If this is a frequent problem (although not sure why it would be) you guys should come up with a code word or something to signal that it is a socially delicate situation and you will explain later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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It is actually. It has happened before. It is like he doesn't pick up on people's cues or just chooses to ignore them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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I guess I mean, why is it that frequent that you end up in situations where you are a nuisance in the first place? You may need to be a bit more careful about the invitations you accept. Other than that, code word all the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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Ahh okay. I think it only happened twice or 3 times at the most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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My ex was like that. Since our divorce so many people have commented on his rudeness and narcissism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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Really? You mean your friends and support network aren't telling you what a catch he was and how you were foolish for letting him get away? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Ugh. Why would someone want to become a middle school teacher. What a frustrating age group. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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Not a bad job actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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yes it is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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Agreed. It's the worst age group. - ex teacher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:28 PM Flag
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Which is the best? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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np. under ten [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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I think it depends whether you like younger kids or older. I liked high school. In my experience the disruptive kids just cut class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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Might be the most important age to influence if being altruistic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:28 PM Flag
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Easiest job on the planet: MS Gym teacher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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holy crap, you must have been the worst high school student on the planet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Yes, I taught seventh and sixth and moved down to first. I like elementary so much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:34 PM Flag
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6th is so so. 7th is ok. 8th is torture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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I didn't mind it. The kids can be less guarded and a bit more honest. I taught middle school in east harlem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:50 PM Flag
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It's meaningful when you do reach them. And not all preteens are as bad as you think--teachers can look out for the good kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:10 PM Flag
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I think they are hliarious. They act like drunkards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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^ all they want to do is sit, eat and play video games and talk about sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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My mom was a 7th and 8th grade science teacher for over 35 years. She said it was challenging but she enjoyed it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
[ - ] A male friend of mine was married to an age appropriate partner. I've been to their wedding. They were together 5 years then divorced. He since married another woman 11 years his junior, she is such a bimbo and I just can't seem to being myself to like her. They've been married 6 years. I think I've might of hurt her feelings last get together.... She is just so dumb 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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*might have [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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What did you do or say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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SO? Why are you worried about this? You don't really care you hurt her feelings. You are being dramatic and very judgmental.. age appropriate spouse? WHAT THE HELL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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11 years is perfectly age-appropriate. Sorry she's younger and hotter than you, but if it makes you feel any better, that's probably not why your DH likes her more than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
[ - ] So is the consensus that if you DH earns less than you he's a loser? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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>>your [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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It violates the natural order of things, duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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Apparently not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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No, I just prefer a DH who makes more than I do because I don't like to work full hours with kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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Everyone knows the answer is yes in most cases but most people here don't want to admit that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:25 PM Flag
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Some people don't judge others by salary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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I am a lawyer, my DH is in academia. I am always going to make more. He's trying to cure cancer, though, and I make rich people richer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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This is the exception, where the DH has a lower paying but highly prestigious job. Meg Whitman's husband is a well known neurosurgeon who presumably is not viewed negatively because his wife became a billionaire at Ebay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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It's important, but I wouldn't say "highly prestigious" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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Yes, but somehow FSAHM still thinks the major problem facing women is too much feminism [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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If you live your life by consensus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:28 PM Flag
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No idea how much my boss makes. I will assume more than dh and I combined. It doesn't affect what I think about either. I was a little jealous of his home once we were invited to a catered event at his beach house. Dh kind of broke his elevator though... A bit embarrassing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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If he dumps running the home on you also than yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you know any male preschool teachers? What do you think of them? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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Yes. He was awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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One at my DS's school. Amazing, truly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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Two at our preschool, truly fantastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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I think it's great for boys. They get bossed around bt too many women [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:28 PM Flag
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My DS had one. He was amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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when it comes to this I am very discriminating. I think of them as perverts. I feel bad about it, but I am still suspicious of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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i knew one who dated a friend of mine , he ended up cheating on her. but before that i liked him . obviously now i thnk he is an asshole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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Yes. Great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:12 PM Flag
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I have a friend who was one for a couple years, at the same time I was. He is awesome. At the time, I was a bit jealous that he could so easily get their attention/control the room. Little kids just immediately cue into a man's deep voice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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I am cool with it as long as they are gay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
[ - ] I wish I could stay home 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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Let's trade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Going to get flamed. Any moms on who have or had a boss who earns less than your DH, but has a SAHW? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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What a strange question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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Why would this matter. Different families make different choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Defensive answers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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Only if you think everyone wants to make the same choices! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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It probably happens all the time. Your question seems to assume that women will only work if being a SAHW isn't an option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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No, that is not what I meant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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OK, well my answer is the same. Yes, I can easily see a world where DH makes 1MM, and DW works for a boss who makes 800K and has a SAHW. And you can adjust the figures to any amount you want, as we all know there are women who SAH in areas of the country where their DH makes 50k or less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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yes, but i never really thought about it or compared them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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In her best whiney voice: "But Joe, you make 50k more than my boss Hank, and HE doesn't make HIS wife work." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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My boss acted as though he took care of his wife by buying her material things. I just rolled my eyes because he's not doing *that* well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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well maybe they live in a low cost of living neighborhood and they feel very good about themselves and their choices and go on a vacation to like ocean city nj every year with their family and its all great to them. diff choices! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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You have no clue where people get their money from. I have many SAHM friends, they get a lot of money from Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, trusts, savings etc. a paycheck is a component of the financial picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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Family money honey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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Of course. I have had lots of bosses with SAHWs some commute from Penn or outer boroughs. Not unusual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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^My DH also has many people working for him that have SAHWs. Not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I am mentally and physically exhausted. To top that, I have a person on my team who is so defensive and sends me multi-paragraph explanations. I'm not attacking you personally. I keep telling her that I don't need to see an email explaining why she did what she did, I need her to just learn from it and move on. I'd rather she spend that time just making her way through the other things she has on her plate. I asked her why she billed 15 hours of time to a project that is not quite active this week. I am drained by her response. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:10 PM Flag
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Did she dress like wonder woman or like a scooby? jk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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I get it, I've been there. Change the way you phrase your communication if you don't want a long winded response. Don't ask why if you don't want an explanation. You might say, please bullet the activities you worked on for project x this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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OP I agree and I have been more direct but I still get the long-winded answers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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Reply to long winded email saying please summarize this in a few short bullets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:25 PM Flag
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Thanks. I do need to get firmer about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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If you put someone into a defensive mode, they are going to defend themselves. Don't call out what they did as being wrong or question it. Just say what you want and what format you want it in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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Would you recommend: Sue, please summarize the work you did this week on X project, in a few brief bullets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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Yes. And emphasize one sentence per bullet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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NP. If she really needs structure, give her a table with two columns: deliverable and hours. Ask her to fill it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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