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[ - ] Would you care if your late teens DS were a metal fan, and that included some right-wing skinhead kind of metal songs? There are no indications that he is a skinhead or anything of the sort, but he's not uncomfortable with their music. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:05 AM Flag
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Common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:07 AM Flag
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Metal gets a bad rap no matter what, but yes, it would concern me if he liked the songs for their content. Wouldn't bother me if it was something he was interested in musically though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:13 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm so enraged. I'm typing on my iPad so please excuse any typos. My ex-fiance and I broke up last November, I moved out with my 8 year old son. He also has a son from his first marriage. The boys still go to the same school and I have to see and run into my ex quite often. Shortly after our awful breakup, he began posting many pictures ( including some almost kissing ones) of him and his new girlfriend all over social media, any platform you can think of. I was completely oblivious because I blocked him from everything but he did not unfriend or unfollow any of my friends or family. The were all so pissed and disgusted and one of my brothers ended up telling me and sending me a screenshot. The other morning we run into each other during school drop off and he says hi to me all soft spoken with this sheepish look on his face. I wanted to punch him. I hugged and kissed his son who still jumps into my arms anytime he sees me and said a very terse hi back to him and walked away to my car. I am soooo enraged. I'm just waiting for the opportunity when both kids are in the building to tell him off for being so disrespectful, and immature. His behavoir is disgusting and wrong and I do not deserve it. I'm very angry and have been taking the high road but after five years together and raising our young children as siblings I feel like if I don't say anything to him I'm going to explode. Rant over. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:02 AM Flag
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He is a jerk. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:05 AM Flag
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? Why? Because he has a girlfriend and posts pics of her on social media? Sorry but, he is entitled to do that, and he probably looked sheepish because you looked so mad it made him nervous. Focus on yourself and move on - neither of you owe each other anything and you are making a fool of yourself to let him see he has an effect on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:06 AM Flag
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And don't "convince" yourself he is still pining for you. He probably forgot he is friended to your friends and family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:07 AM Flag
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OP: I don't think he is pining for me. And I know him he did not forget that he was still "friends" with my family and closest friends. He can do whatever he wants on social media it doesn't have to involve my family and friends. Most of them have unfollowed him by choice and in disgust. He is a grown man behaving like a 16 year old girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:14 AM Flag
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OP : I don't care that he has a new girlfriend, she'll get to know him soon enough, I care that over half my social network my closest friends and family spent a few weeks doing the should we tell her or not tell her dance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:19 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. I know it hurts but this is pretty common. He's single and allowed to date. try to take the high road and move on. You can still love his son. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:06 AM Flag
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Why didn't your FAMILY AND FRIENDS take them off their lists? Talk to your family about loosing this turd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:12 AM Flag
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I'm sorry, what's the problem here? I'm not sure I follow. You are so angry because of the pictures? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:15 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:18 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm 5 weeks postpartum and I stopped losing weight at 2 weeks. I gained 60lbs - like I always do - and I have only lost 30lbs. I am freaking out. Normally, by the 6 week checkup I have lost 40lbs. I am so worried that I am going to be overweight for the rest of my life. Can I start cutting calories yet? I am EBF. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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It took me 6 months to lose all the weight with my first (no working out - just "normal" eating). It took 18 months with my second, but I've maintained it for 4 years with no working out. It'll come off…just be patient. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:03 AM Flag
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Normally? Unless you have had more than 6 kids I wouldn't take one or two data points and call it typical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:03 AM Flag
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Yes, this is my 3rd baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:05 AM Flag
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OMG. You are FIVE WEEKS pp. Relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:14 AM Flag
[ - ] Colon cancer is a b%";h. That is all 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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I'm sorry, who was diagnosed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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My fil [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Yes. But if caught early, curable. Gl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:47 AM Flag
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Sorry to hear it. Who's sick? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Sorry to hear. Sending you my prayers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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Yes it is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:54 AM Flag
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Yes. Colon cancer is a bad one. So sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:04 AM Flag
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It is, so sorry....what stage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:06 AM Flag
[ - ] does anyone knit here?? just took it up and I'm trying to make a blanket and have a question 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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If you have fb you can join one of their knitting groups .. very helpful . also, Ravelry.com it's a site where you can download patterns and get knitting advice. Lastly, there are many, many helpful videos on YOUTUBE . Good luck. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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sigh, thanks I think I'm making some kind of mistake. I think I'll just show a coworker who knits [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:47 AM Flag
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She will probably be able to help you fix it. Knitting can be a little challenging at the beginning, but hang in there. It is a wonderful hobby, and you'll get the hang of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:57 AM Flag
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thank you! love it so far, just so frustrating. I keep going back to see if I'm casting wrong and setting up my first row to be off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:02 AM Flag
[ - ] Can a psychic or intuitive or tarot mom tell me, how should I proceed with GR? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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I see him with groceries at a cabin in a wooded area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Movie Buffs, help me out: thinking of an 80s (I think?) movie, black and white. Possibly with Matt Dillon before famous? Not 'The Outsiders', actors were all unknowns/little known at time. All I can remember is that they are 'outsider' types. I think they take a trip in a car, I remember them staying in a hotel, I think? Maybe something about runaways? Or coming of age movie? Somewhat arty/cult flick. Cannot remember name. Thanks. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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Drugstore Cowboy. You are welcome. Great soundtrack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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No, not that one. Maybe it wasn't Matt Dillon. I think mostly unknown actors. I definitely remember them taking off in a car together and I think they end up on a beach. There may have been a female character, but it's mostly 3-4 male characters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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Rumblefish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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Over the Edge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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not this either... now thinking it wasn't MD... I remember one character wore black sunglasses, I think...? I think it's a two word title. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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op: ha, found it: Stranger Than Paradise. Going to rewatch tonight! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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Jim Jarmusch. Great movie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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not matt dillon. john lurie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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you should also watch down by law if you like stranger than paradise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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NP: Also loved Only Lovers Left Alive. Love Jim Jarmusch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:09 AM Flag
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Diner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Stand by me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:15 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you refer to you husband's penis by a nickname? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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No, but I use it as a police microphone, "Calling all cars! Calling all cars!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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THIS IS THE BEST RESPONSE EVER. ily [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:33 AM Flag
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Lol. Ily too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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"The bird" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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How can I create a new post? I am not seeing a spot that says new post. Help please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:33 AM Flag
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Bottom left, or ask you DC how to dot it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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It's not showing I also can't page past the first page. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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AHH switched to firefox and it shows up. Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Yes. I call it "micropud" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:49 AM Flag
[ - ] Without this thread blowing up with all sort of crazy, just sharing that someone on the inside accidentally slipped and I found out I didn't get the job because of Affirmative Action. Peace and love to all. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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Think how it would feel to not get the job because you are black. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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+1 Kind of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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How do I start a new post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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Do you mean affirmative action for someone whose dad knew the boss of the company? Affirmative action for someone whose mom went to school with the wife of the guy hiring? Because that's who most people lose jobs to. It's who you know, baby. Anyone who thinks that connections don't matter is either lying or blind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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AA blows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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Keep tells my yourself that. You just weren't good enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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If you were equal to a minority, then they probably pick the minority, because, minority. But if you were better than the minority you would have gotten the job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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yes, that's why so many "minorities" have such wonderful cushy jobs. because they are always getting preferential treatment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:57 AM Flag
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Fortunately only one minority applies for every job. That way they never have to turn anyone down! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:17 AM Flag
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Who was hired? Do you trust the info? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Huh? Affirmative Action is only relevant for schools. WTF are you talking about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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They always seem to hire a token black person to look good. Then when they need to fire, the black person goes first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:55 AM Flag
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You do understand that Affirmative Action is a specific program for school admissions, right? It is not a catchall term for reverse discrimination or corporate quotas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:04 AM Flag
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No, I don't think s/he understands that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:17 AM Flag
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+1. Some firms and companies may have diversity goals, but it is not Affirmative Action. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:17 AM Flag
[ - ] Interesting discussion to have about an apparently disruptive boy expelled from Success Academy. It sounds bad, but I can't help thinking this story isn't complete. He is 8, so presumably he has been at the school for years, right? What was going on all those other years? Obviously, the school is a terrible "fit" for this poor child, but it is also true that a bad teacher can turn a disruptive child into a nightmare, and a good teacher can turn a disruptive child into a vastly improved one. What was going on for the last few years? And do the upcoming tests have anything to do with it? 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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This is a terribly written article. I can't take it seriously. Would love to read about it from a higher quality paper. I believe that a child as violent as this (even this very biased reporter acknowledges) has to be expelled for the safer of the students, teachers, and staff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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Yes, and this is why Eva Moskowitz and her board members give so much money to Andrew Cuomo. A child like this is sent to a public school classroom and will sit for the state tests right after the break. His failing score (since SA could not teach him a thing) will be credited to the public school teacher whose class he is assigned. And then she will be fired since he will lower rating due to his bad test score. It's genius -- evil genius, but genius nonetheless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:18 AM Flag
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Maybe it wasn't tests but " throwing chairs and books, kicking a principal in the leg, and biting an assistant principal" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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OP: That has been going on for a while, apparently. And the question is how things deteriorated to that point? What was going on the other 3 years he was at the school? I know a child whom this happened to at another school, and it was obvious that the school didn't understand how to deal with him. But he went to another school where they understood it was a sign of being terrified and not "evil" as some people characterize it. That child is doing very well today and you would never have known that he was ever an issue, but the teachers at the school did not understand his needs at all. But it's too bad a charter school with lots of resources didn't offer him any help except to tell him he was being bad over and over again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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Going to read the article now (I'm interested) but will note our UWS private had a diversity child they had to expel after years of difficulties. He seriously injured a teacher, and it was over. Sometimes a line is crossed and it's over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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OP: yes, I know some students are problems. But this quote is telling: "They never recommended evaluation for special education,” Megginson insisted — not even after they dispatched him to Mount Sinai. Network spokeswoman Ann Powell acknowledged there is “no written correspondence” to the parent urging such an assessment." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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OP: the other thing that is rather shocking is that this school gave out of school suspensions to 19% of its students last year! 19%! Now there is no way one out of every five students is as bad as this kid is. But they seem to think that if you punish a kid over and over again you can turn him into a "scholar" and get him to learn if your teachers don't know how to teach him. 19%! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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These kids are coming from rough families, what do you expect? They also need to get it through the student/family heads that they mean business about behavior - a new concept for many. I'm not surprised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:58 AM Flag
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^not to mention these are kids who lose at least 5 IQ points just by growing up. Urban poor minorities who test mid-90s at 5yo lose at least 5 IQ point by age 11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:12 AM Flag
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they have a plantation mentality- whip the kids nearly to death for eating sugarcane, and they will be too afraid to do anything really bad- like think for themselves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:01 AM Flag
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Have you finished making your point? These kid need discipline. They don't get it at home. And newsflash - good schools have behavioral expectations and consequences for bad behavior. Also, I love the way you equate a child's violent, aggressive behavior with "eating sugarcane." OK, black supremacy mom! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:06 AM Flag
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I'm not confident that's the case. Let more details come out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:57 AM Flag
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"Network spokeswoman Ann Powell acknowledged there is “no written correspondence” to the parent urging such an assessment." That speaks volumes. When you want a child to get help, you start to document it. If you DON'T want a child to get help, you don't bother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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^^Last year's documented suspension rate of their students at that school was 19%! In an ELEMENTARY school! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:01 AM Flag
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i might be injuring folks too if i was referred to as a "diversity child" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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When someone's family life is a mess, their behavior often gets worse and worse as they get older. There is a kid who'd been at my dc's school since K but wasn't expelled until 5th grade, when he formally threatened to kill a teacher. His parents are train wrecks, he's being raised by grandparents, it's a sad story indeed - but his problems are too big for a regular school to fix, and way too serious to infiict on other kids. The fact that this kid (who would be in 4th grade had he not failed 3rd) was at SA for at least a year prior doesn't mean his problems are their fault, it means they're unable to give him the help he needs. He'll be better off at a school for kids with behaviorial problems, and the other kids will be better off without him there causing drama. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:57 AM Flag
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"Network spokeswoman Ann Powell acknowledged there is “no written correspondence” to the parent urging such an assessment." But I agree that they are unable to give low-performing students the help they need. Did you see that 19% of the students at that school are also bad and deserving of suspensions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:00 AM Flag
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Your response is a total non-sequiter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:15 AM Flag
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OP: That has been going on for a while, apparently. And the question is how things deteriorated to that point? What was going on the other 3 years he was at the school? I know a child whom this happened to at another school, and it was obvious that the school didn't understand how to deal with him. But he went to another school where they understood it was a sign of being terrified and not "evil" as some people characterize it. That child is doing very well today and you would never have known that he was ever an issue, but the teachers at the school did not understand his needs at all. But it's too bad a charter school with lots of resources didn't offer him any help except to tell him he was being bad over and over again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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The question is why a certain obsessed UBer constantly posts all kinds of anti SA nonsense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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What? This was in the news today so is obviously a topic of discussion. Have you been reading all kinds of anti SA nonsense? I doubt it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Mother is in denial. the kid had problems all along, but she wouldn't work with the school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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OP: I would believe that if it weren't for this little sentence: "They never recommended evaluation for special education,” Megginson insisted — not even after they dispatched him to Mount Sinai. Network spokeswoman Ann Powell acknowledged there is “no written correspondence” to the parent urging such an assessment." Since WHEN does a school not document this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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^especially if they are thinking about expelling the child! Wow, this woman has a case for suing the school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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+1. "It's the school's responsibility!" is what I hear. Won't lift a finger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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"They never recommended evaluation for special education,” Megginson insisted — not even after they dispatched him to Mount Sinai. Network spokeswoman Ann Powell acknowledged there is “no written correspondence” to the parent urging such an assessment." OOPS! I guess they couldn't be bothered to document any urging to get her child help. But I'm sure they really did want the child to be helped, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:58 AM Flag
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Sorry. Show me a serious article, and I'll respond. This is yellow journalism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:07 AM Flag
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I agree with most of the comments below the article. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:33 AM Flag
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"Success officials, she claims, have been violating her son’s rights since he failed state reading and math tests last April, prompting them to retain him in third grade for another year. “It’s sink or swim at Success Academy,” Megginson said. “If you don’t get the lessons, you get ostracized.” She kept resisting pressure to transfer her son out, she said." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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^^OP: I missed this the first time I read it. Now I understand. He failed the tests in 3rd grade and they decided to make a child miserable because they wanted him gone. They did an excellent job - the child is obviously a mess right now, although it's interesting that he seemed to be acting out at the principals and not the other kids. I hope the staff feels really good about this. So many opportunities lost to actually help him, but since they didn't want him, it's better to make him feel worse about himself so he acts out and they have the excuse to get rid of him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Yeah he sounds like an angel you would want in a ass with your kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Yes and apparently 19% of the students at that Success academy school are like that, since they were all suspended, too. What parent would want her child in a school where 19% of the students are so terrible that they get out of school suspensions when they are 5 or 7 years old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:54 AM Flag
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Presumably this is the pro-union teacher who posts all the time. The real fun begins when this angel is assigned to her room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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Exactly! Eva Moskowitz is brilliant! She hates union teachers and has arranged for this child to be sent to a public school where he will take the state exams right after the vacation and his score will count in that teacher's evaluation! No wonder she has given so much money to Andrew Cuomo! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:16 AM Flag
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I'm more concerned about the other kids in this disruptive kid's class. If he's throwing furniture and biting people, then I would be happy that he's out of those kids' lives so they can learn in peace. If I were a teacher, I would prioritize my 20+ kids who are there to learn as opposed to that one kid who only wants to cause trouble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Don't worry -- 19% of the students in his class are apparently just as bad! They were all suspended, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:55 AM Flag
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Hi Anti-SA Mom. You're absolutely right that when a child is failing the right thing to do is promote him to the next grade anyway,because otherwise he will become violent and psychotic and that's not his fault. It's the public school way and unionized teachers are saints. Gotcha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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Hi PR person! I think you mean that nearly 1 in 5 students at that Success Academy school are violent and psychotic and need to be suspended! And it is an ELEMENTARY school! Who would want to go to a school where so many violent kids attend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:56 AM Flag
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Apparently a lot of people, since they have to hold a lottery to determine admission every year. But maybe that's because the regular public schools in low-income neighborhoods are so much worse. Just a thought: if you were poor and private school were not an option, and some kid in your child's classroom was violent and disruptive, would you be ok with the school allowing that child to remain and ruin the year for everyone in that classroom? Because otherwise it's just so mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:18 AM Flag
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This is a horrible story. The boy obviously did not receive the help he needed early on. I feel for his mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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I hear you OP! This school is outrageous. What can the mother do now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:01 AM Flag
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That kid is adorable (looking), but it sounds as if the writing has been on the wall for a while. I'm impressed with SA's excellent results, but I wonder how many kids end up quietly withdrawing and going to less rigorous programs after a couple of years. It doesn't seem fair when charters don't have to teach the kids who can't keep up with their standard program. In this case the behavioral issues seem pretty severe. I just hope he doesn't end up in D75. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:15 AM Flag
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That's some crap article if I ever saw one. But I think the school did the right thing. This mom is awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:17 AM Flag
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Wow, this family must have been something else. This is the first-ever expulsion at Success Academy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Those of you who grew up poor: Tell us some stories from this time that etched in your brain 47 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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I have type 1 diabetes. I had to reuse syringes. We had no health insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. Hope you're doing OK [ Reply | More ]
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I'm ok, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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I'm glad! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:06 AM Flag
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There was a food shortage, and no milk. My grandma walked all over town until she found powdered milk for me on the black market. Then I wouldn't drink it because it was disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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awww [ Reply | More ]
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Not exactly poor but my dad was a grifter. We got a lot of curious stuff at Christmas that looked slightly used and wasn't in original packaging. We had blocks of "school cheese" of dubious origin in the fridge. We "had to move" a lot. Every few years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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Every year my mom would tell me they had no money and Santa couldn't come...he always did, but I was left with guilt that somehow we couldn't afford whatever Santa was doing! [ Reply | More ]
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I relate. Before I knew better I thought Santa HAD to be real bc there was no way they could afford all those presents! Then, when I was older and knew it wasn't real, i felt major guilt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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Being dropped off at my moms after my my parents divorced very embarrassed - place looked like slums- also one year food ands a an Xmas tree was left in the doorstop - my mom cried- I m professor now and glad to be done with that life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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np. I'm glad for you, and feel you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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How's your mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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Parents and I moved to us with nothing but their college degrees. A friend who was already established here gave my dad a respectable hand me down suit. He used it to land a pretty decent job, but had no car so he rode a rusty bicycle he had found for $5, and would park a few blocks away. When it rained he would carry an umbrella in one hand to keep suit from getting wet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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Your Dad sounds amazing! Good for him for coming and doing for his family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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Aw you must be so proud of your dad. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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He's the shit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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I never invited kids home to our house to play. Never once. We lived like animals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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np. Kids made fun of my house, too. I was so ashamed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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No heat. We had no heat in our house. Grew up in the berkshires, in a little house that was build to be a summer house. There was a wood stove. But when we woke up in the morning, after the fire went out, it was so so cold. I keep the thermostat on 75 nowadays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Yup, ditto. Except in Montana. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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Dry itchy skin, chapped lips. The wood stove sucks all the moisture out of the air. Your clothing smells like an ashtray. Things that you maybe can relate to! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:58 AM Flag
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Yes! And my pet parakeet died due to the lack of moisture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:02 AM Flag
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I've never met anyone who grew up like this. It makes me feel better somehow. :-) I'm worried I'm going to get lung cancer someday... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:12 AM Flag
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Reminds me of Glass Castle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:11 AM Flag
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1975. Divorced, Mom working as real estate agent. Sister (5) and I would sit in our old car until 11 PM some nights, parked on the street in front of houses where my mom was inside presenting offers, or otherwise meeting with clients. She could not afford a babysitter. We had no dinner, nothing since lunch at school. We were cold and hungry and scared out in the car, warned not to come to the house door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Too broke to pack you and your sister dinner to eat in the car? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:43 AM Flag
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PP Yes. I remember having to wait until school the next morning to eat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Yes! This happened to me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:06 AM Flag
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I was really very good a sport. My parents didn't have a dime to pay for lessons, equipment, competitions, etc. They could barely pay for necessities, we were on welfare. So when I was 14 I got a job bussing tables - I lied and told them I was 17. I worked as much as I could - after school, weekends, late into the evening. I saved a lot of money, but had minimal time to practice. I always wonder how far I could have gone. I'm not bitter, but I wish someone had said- you'll never do it all, focus on school instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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I had to ration my food for the month. I think my budget was like $25. That meant the last week of the month I just ate rice and was always hungry. I remember my life was searching for deals on food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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was this as an adult? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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I was a teen. I left home early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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I would ride my bike for an hour to buy a box of Kraft Mac n Cheese (25 cents) to make for dinner for my sis and me. Mom working at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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:-( being the oldest kid in an impoverished household is very stressful. It feels like your responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
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PP I still love that Kraft stuff though! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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I looovvvee ramen noodles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:55 AM Flag
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I would stay up late at indoor public spaces until 3 or 4, then walk around as soon as it got light as I had no home. I live in a multimillion dollar home now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:45 AM Flag
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how old were you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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17-19 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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^^^stayed at a sort of shelter once. There were cockroaches the size of rats on beds. I never went back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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Do you now do anything to help others that are in your shoes then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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There were lots of hard things, but one silly thing that sticks with me was deodorant. We just couldn't afford anything extra. When I was a teen, if I came into any money at all, first thing I'd go and buy deodorant. I'd use my fingernails to scrape out the last remnants in the creases of the stick when it was all used up. So poor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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One positive one! We saved for over 8 years (!) to go to Disney world. We had a big jar in the kitchen and we all put money in it whenever we could. Once a year or so it got counted and put in the bank. I remember personally trying to help as a kid- I would find coins on the street, collect cans for bottle return money. We saved several thousand dollars-2-3k, I forget exactly. When we finally went, you never saw a happier and more appreciative group of people in your life. It felt like a dream come true. [ Reply | More ]
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We lived in a trailer park with drug-dealers, and one night they got into a shootout with some guys trying to rob them. Some of the bullets hit one of our windows, and we didn't have enough money to replace it for several months. So whenever the winds came there would be a loud plastic thumping sound as the tarp shook against the duct tape holding it in place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:08 AM Flag
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We couldn't afford feminine pads and used rags that we would wash later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:14 AM Flag
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No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Advice and update? started an affair - long story sn child, hard years, we went to a hotel last week, Everything short of sex, he was supposed to call Monday morning to make plan for week- I kept message and still nothing. not sure what to think, he said on Friday he didn't want to stop it- but I can't handle the waiting- and am not sure what to think- stop it now? Over thinking? He is not into it? Or I should just stop this now? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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stop whoring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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He did not get what he wanted and he does not think its worth his while. You did not put out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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Did he climax? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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Stop now. It will only fuck you up big time. You've SN kid. You don't need this. When you're stressed, get a glass of wine or get a massage or mani. Anything. You deserve someone better. Signed, SN mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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I like you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:17 AM Flag
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He is rethinking. Leave alone. He'll prob come back but this is most likely nothing but sex for him. Careful with your heart and those that are most important to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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NP: good advice, as is the post above. Affairs are built-in heartbreak. Be careful... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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I don't think he will come back. It's Wednesday. Maybe he found someone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:12 AM Flag
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He would have called by now. Stop it. It will make you feel a bit better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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OP: ugh, thank you- dont call right- break it off when he calls? or just play it relaxed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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thank you ladies- yes I dont need this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:47 AM Flag
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will divorce make your life easier or harder? because that's where you are headed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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The fun of an affair (I assume) is being caught up in a crazy passionate "new" love -- this dude is already NOT f-ing calling? I'm actually mad on your behalf! Seriously, screw him and it's over. Save yourself. BTW Sorry things were hard for a long time. I hope they get better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Seriously! this! I am mad for you too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:05 AM Flag
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DH here from phone. This is going to sound cruel but I assume you already gave him oral. If that's the case, he already received what he wanted from you. He probably views you as disposable and desperate. Just a call a way and willing to sacrifice everything for his sake. I imagine it's quite the power trip for him, knowing that you prioritize him over your sn child and family stability. [ Reply | More ]
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You posted before. I have Sn kids too. I told you I considered cheating but found as I got to know these men, it did not help and was an energy suck. I wanted more attention than they gave - even less than you are asking for (like an email or text, not even a date). You are not in this for sex, you are in this for distraction and because you need someone outside you to make you feel good. I am giving you the same tough love I and my therapist give me. I'm sorry but this arrangement is not effectively meeting your needs - you need to face up to that and face the real you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Moms that survived the college application process- when did you start the process? Did you use a consultant ? Any reqs? My dd is in 10th grade at private TT and we have very little guidance. Thanks!! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We looked at 2 colleges in 10th grade, just to get a feel for "big" vs. "small". Once we knew DD wanted small with a real campus, not urban, we could form a list and looked fairly extensively in 11th grade. Did not use a consultant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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This is something for your DD to navigate. You should support her and take her to look at some schools. Consultant? You can't be serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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You are at a private TT and don't have lots of college guidance? That's why you send to private TT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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np: itta -- that is the meaning of "tt" -- they have an in with almost every top college. They guarantee that the student will attend if the school accepts him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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So does Early Decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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true but some good schools don't have ED so they like knowing their tt private school kids are going to attend. Let's put it this way -- how many students at Horace Mann and Trinity get into Harvard or Princeton EA but then continue to apply to other schools and turn down their EA school? If a few kids from HM turn down their EA Princeton acceptances one year in favor for Harvard or Stanford, it's going to be a problem the next year for the students who apply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:30 AM Flag
[ - ] My sister is such an effing bitch! I can't say this out loud to anyone IRL. I feel a teensy bit better now. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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poor baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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What makes her so bad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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I hate mine too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:04 AM Flag
[ - ] So, what is there to say to someone who says to you that "I know you've been avoiding us because you think we are beneath you" - when they are pretty much right? Seems foolish to deny that you have distanced yourself, but is there a nicer way to put it? "Your lives are just too complicated for us to deal with right now?" or "Our own lives are complicated enough?" 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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How about "I'm sorry you feel that way, that's not the case - insert either of your responses" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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OP. Thanks. That is actually pretty good. I've been dreading this one confrontation that is surely coming to a head soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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Np I would go with your second response to end it (about your life vs theirs). Don't put blame on them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:17 AM Flag
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'I always liked your astuteness!' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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thanks but real question. They wouldn't know the word. I'm just trying to keep things as smooth as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Never tried groupon. How does it work? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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Ugh, this reminds me I have a groupon for a museum admission that expires next week. It's an hour drive from me, not sure if we'll make it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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How do you get it? Is it on your phone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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I logged onto their site from my laptop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 01:16 AM Flag
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You purchase per item. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.02.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Great for restaurants we already know. [ Reply | More ]
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