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[ - ] Wwyd? BIL (who lives in another city - a 2 hour flight away) just emailed to say that he's organizing a dinner for FIL's 80th birthday, on April 8 at a restaurant in the middle of the afternoon. We already have a bunch of plans that day - my parents are in town visiting, and the kids have commitments including birthday parties and travel sports games they aren't supposed to miss. BIL never consulted with us before booking this party and just told us about it yesterday, and we aren't very close with FIL. Is it terrible if I just tell DH to go by himself? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:45 PM Flag
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Of course not. Your parents are in town visiting. You can't be expected to abandon them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:48 PM Flag
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Op: I could theoretically tell them to come a different weekend - they were planning to drive, so it's not like they have reservations where they would lose money or anything. But finding another weekend that works for them might be difficult due to their and our schedules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:50 PM Flag
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No. I'd tell him no completely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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How often do your parents visit? Do they live nearby, or is this a rare oppty to see them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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Op: we see parents once every few months. They are much more involved in our lives than FIL is, which, oddly, is why I feel like DH really needs to be there for his dad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:51 PM Flag
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I think everyone wins if DH goes out of town alone when your parents are visiting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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Dh should go. No big deal if you don't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:51 PM Flag
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Decide on whatever is best for you guys, but don't blame BIL for the late notice. You and DH knew FIls 80th was coming up, and clearly didn't think to ask if anything was going to be planned (or offer to plan anything). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:53 PM Flag
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Op: actually I had no idea his 80th was coming up. This is how far removed FIL is from our lives - he hasn't attended any of our milestone events and makes no effort with our kids. If the tables were turned, he wouldn't be there for us - this much I know. (He didn't come to DH's 40th a few years ago.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:00 PM Flag
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Ahhh, then - don't feel bad. Either send DH, or don't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:28 PM Flag
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Even though he's wrong and inconsiderate of your BIL, I'd shuffle my schedule and make the party a priority. His bday is a big deal and it should only be a few hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:54 PM Flag
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+1. BIL shouldn't have booked the party without family buy in on the date. But don't punish FIL for that. If it's easy to move your parents to another weekend, do it. An 80th birthday is kind of a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:00 PM Flag
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Would one assume the date is on (or near) the dad's bday? Sounds like OP didn't have any intention of celebrating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:29 PM Flag
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Op: I posted above - I had no idea it was his 80th birthday, but if BIL had approached us earlier and tried to involve us in the planning, I would have tried to be there. But at this late stage with conflicting plans already made for that weekend, I'm not inclined to drop everything and spend thousands of dollars on plane tickets so that our entire family can be there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:39 PM Flag
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This is probably what all the people are saying about my parents' 50th which is scheduled on June 3. Oh, we had plans. Four months in advance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:55 PM Flag
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Maybe they do have plans! People schedule vacations more than 4 months in advance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:03 PM Flag
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Yes, my bad. All these vacationing people at the beginning of summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:04 PM Flag
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The world dos not revolve around you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:55 PM Flag
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80 is a milestone birthday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:58 PM Flag
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He should have given you more notice but I still think you should go. This is a big deal and nothing you mention here is a dealbreaker. I get that it is not convenient for you but it would be a bit ridiculous to expect BIL to plan around your dc's travel sports games and birthday party invites. Your parents visit is a little different but since there are no reservations involved I think you should ask them to find a different weekend. If they had plane tickets I might have a different answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:07 PM Flag
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tell dh to call his brother and find another date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:50 PM Flag
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You know, I've made both kinds of choices. I've made the choice where I felt indignant and stuck with what I felt was rightly merited and didn't say yes to something I felt someone else was not entitled to. And I've made the very generous choice where I've gone out of my way even though I'm well within my right not to and been the bigger person. I've never regretted the latter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:06 PM Flag
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+1. This is not something to dig in about just because BIL could have been a bit more considerate. If you do and refuse to go because you don't feel that he catered to you and your children enough you're going to feel regret at some point, maybe not at missing the party itself but regret that you were not able to be the bigger person and be flexible so that an elderly person could celebrate his birthday with his entire family. I'm not trying to sound bitchy, I'm kind of inflexible myself and understand the annoyance but the PP is completely right about what you will or won't feel good about later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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Send regrets. He doesn't want you there -- he just finally had to invite so your DH wouldn't complain about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 10:25 PM Flag
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General Topics 03.27.17, 06:44 PM Flag
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I'm sure they were not biased lol. Nobody cares about this fake shit. His supporters continue to support him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:47 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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no way it's that high. [ Reply | More ]
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Surprised? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it only in LA that women wear stylish workout clothes all day everyday, or all around the US? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:38 PM Flag
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It's happening here in Chicago too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:53 PM Flag
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I think the concept of wearing workout clothes all day everyday is found across the US, the same definition of "stylish" is not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:53 PM Flag
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Eh. Easy argument that a bunch of Lycra isn't "stylish" anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 09:15 PM Flag
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It's athleisure style, I believe. I dunno, too young for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:03 PM Flag
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np: life is getting less and less formal. my mother was horrified at denim for anyone over 30 at anything other than the playground or in the country. she would dress up to go to the movies. think mad men era. times changed. i think the current generation sees athleisure the way my mom saw denim. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:12 PM Flag
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Activewear! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:13 PM Flag
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It's new flip flops. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:24 PM Flag
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I wear "Stylish" active wear most days. Easier for chasing kids on the playground, and comfortable. I will be very sad when the basic ladies stop wearing this stuff because it means I'll have to move on as well. It's perfect SAHM attire. Yes, I realize I sound ridiculous. But I am so thankful this trend is around during my few years as a SAHM to babies and toddlers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:26 PM Flag
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Not in Brooklyn - only if heading to/from gym. Never all day in lieu of regular clothes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:31 PM Flag
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Can you post a pic to show what is stylish workout clothes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 09:12 PM Flag
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I went shopping this weekend and realized I don't get the first thing about "athleisure". I couldn't put an outfit together at all. Don't get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 09:15 PM Flag
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General Topics 03.27.17, 06:37 PM Flag
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yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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General Topics 03.27.17, 06:36 PM Flag
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so silly to expect to generalize like this. We've lived all over the city (uptown, downtown, midtown) and there are all types in all the neighborhoods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 09:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me why my A+ kid at honors middle school with a SHS placement should take the ELA tomorrow? She wants to actually use the time to get ahead at school and READ a novel. I hate standardized testing and she's been through crap with the HS placement. I'm really to have her take a break and I'm also sad that schools have to spend so much time on this BS. What are some arguments for making her do this? 63 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:28 PM Flag
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^ready for break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:29 PM Flag
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Do you want a list of arguments to help motivate you, or are you looking to have a disagreement on this thread? If the former, I'll help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:30 PM Flag
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Either one! I don't really want to make the school mad (and I'm hoping the teachers would not retaliate, which I know is illegal...) but these kids HAVE HAD ENOUGH! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:33 PM Flag
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1) The state is genuinely trying to improve the education system, and measuring results is one of the ways they do that. If too many people opt out, then the state can't reliably discern whether kids are improving, and this makes it harder to know which reform initiatives are having a meaningful impact. 2) Opting out teachers your DD that the rules/system/authority don't apply to her, and that may or may not be a lesson you want to impart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:34 PM Flag
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Different OR: I disagree with this. The state is not "genuinely trying to improve the education system". That is nonsense -- they have been testing students for decades and the SAME schools always do the worst! Guess what? It is the schools with the poorest kids who take every child and don't counsel out. I don't care if OPs kids take the test, but she shouldn't believe in this crap. It just isn't true. If the state cared, they would do something beyond testing. FYI- that's what de Blasio did with Renewal schools which was a GREAT idea! But it takes time and since the "cut" score is always based on making sure half or 60% of the kids fail, it's not going to bring those most disadvantaged kids into the top 40% of all students! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:37 PM Flag
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It's not so cut and dry. There would be testing w/out charter schools. How does DOE know that kids are not able to meet basic grade standards? If not testing, how should we evaluate schools? Quantitative evaluation is an important tool - not the only factor that should be considered in policy making but certainly gives important information. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:42 PM Flag
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And there was testing before charter schools! Guess what? The students kept improving and the state - encouraged by their pro-privatization billionaires - suddenly decided the test was too easy! And we got a foolishly designed ambiguous test so that the privatizers could then "prove" how terrible the schools were. Do you know who realized this first? The highly educated suburban parents whose kids were being used this way. They never objected to state tests in the past and their high school students had no problems taking Regents and SATs/ACTS, etc. But they knew the state tests had turned into a political farce to help charter schools and attack public schools. And they weren't playing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:45 PM Flag
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So move to suburbs and opt out. But while the rich white ladies post on UB how terrible testing is, the black moms in harlem are lining up for charters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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That's just the point. Those black moms in Harlem value education & KNOW their own community is part of the problem. It's not the teachers who keep the kids from achieving, it's the kids & parents themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:56 PM Flag
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I totally agree. So how do we solve? Social programs? Unlikely in this climate. What should we do? Just send our kids to "good" schools and not worry about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:59 PM Flag
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I think in the end that's what most parents who care about education do, regardless of who they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:09 PM Flag
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Don't lie. Parents in Harlem want good schools and don't care whether they are charters or public. And there are charters that will educate their kids IF they are strong students and well behaved. It doesn't address what happens to the rest of the kids since charters get rid of them. Why do you think their parents are told their kid is not welcome unless their parents commit to all that is asked of them with no questions and if they don't, don't send their kid? It's the parents who can't do this who have the kids who need the most help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:59 PM Flag
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agree. what should we do for those families? how to help these kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:02 PM Flag
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np: Terrible answer. The state already knows how the kids are doing. Results tightly track the demographics of any district. Year after year after year. Increased testing, pressuring teachers, narrowing curriculum does nothing to change the results. They are measuring how kids do & turning it to evaluate teachers. It's ridiculous statistical fail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:39 PM Flag
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OR above -- THIS! The same schools with the most disadvantaged kids always score the lowest! And the state does nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:40 PM Flag
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They have to provide summer school for those who got 1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:44 PM Flag
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IDEA! Let's take all the kids and put them into a single lottery. Even if you live in a wealthy district with "good" schools, your DC's school is decided by luck. Then all schools would be mixed economically/racially and all would have similar parental support, peer group, etc. Sound good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:44 PM Flag
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What would that do? There ARE public schools like that and they are attacked because there is a huge discrepancy between how the most at-risk kids perform and how the high income kids perform. That does not address the problem. Money and small class sizes and realistic expectations would address it but because education is now a "market" for greedy people, there is no honesty in this discussion. The billionaires buy the policy that makes their pals rich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:47 PM Flag
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It would address the problem because the $1M that D2 middle schools raise from parents could be spread out. Why are 41, 40, 3, 234 all considered good? They have educated parents, are "enriched" to death, and go to schools that raise serious cash outside DOE to supplement. If we spread that out it will even the playing field. No body has a good or bad school, everybody gets mediocre. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:52 PM Flag
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So it should be raised from fundraisers from parents instead of raising taxes on billionaires? Got it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:57 PM Flag
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Isn't that what happens now? My dd went to ES at a school that maybe raised $10k per year. Lower east side, many families from projects. BF's ES raised $600k annually. That went directly to support school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:05 PM Flag
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We should TOTALLY raise taxes to support schools. 100% Don't think that will be a cure all, but yes, schools shouldn't get more resources because wealthy parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:06 PM Flag
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Yes. It's not a NYC thing. Speaking as an LIer the same exact districts have been "performing" in the same range for DECADES. And when the demographics shift in any particular district, especially now with some of our recent immigrant groups, guess what happens to "performance"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:46 PM Flag
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more money = better schools. duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:47 PM Flag
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But if the students attending are not a higher academic caliber & the parent body is not invested in reinforcing what the school is trying to accomplish- more money means nothing but fancier extras. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:52 PM Flag
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More money in district - richer/educated parents, more focus on education, better facilities, extra teachers, extra's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:55 PM Flag
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Better students. My kids are in a school with a very mixed demographic & a lot of very nice extras & supports. Tests results (averaged together) are not good. Look at the individual groups & the results are absolutely predictable. In the classroom you have kids who don't always show up, who count on the free meals, don't read outside of school, don't do homework, parents who might be illiterate or functionally illiterate in their home language...that all matters in education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:02 PM Flag
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I think that's why parents sent their kids to alternative schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:07 PM Flag
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Of course! And the opt out movement is highest in the suburbs -- and not necessarily in schools with demographic shifts. In the affluent schools where parents whose kids are getting some of the highest SAT scores in the state are being told their schools are failures. Because too many kids weren't trained on how to answer the ambiguous questions without a real answer when they were in 3rd grade! It's poppycock and they know it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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Thought the teacher's evaluation no longer tied to tests. That at no time limits? Is that correct? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:03 PM Flag
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Temporary. Cuomo felt the blowback but refused to rescind the requirement to evaluate based on test scores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:56 PM Flag
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Moratorium through 2018-2019 school year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:01 PM Flag
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Are you the NEST Parent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:32 PM Flag
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Nope. UES school. Which by the way didn't give nightly homework, but has 2 big projects due before break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:52 PM Flag
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sometimes you go to work, and meetings even if dont want to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:32 PM Flag
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Because good state test scores are directly related to real estate prices? Shallow, I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:36 PM Flag
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Because the people who can afford high priced homes & stratospheric taxes make a lot of money. And they make a lot because they are mostly doing educated work or are smart enough to be successful entrepreneurs. Mostly they highly value education & are starting with higher IQ potential. Not at all what happens in the worst districts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:42 PM Flag
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No one should tell you. This has been re-hashed. I am all for parents making the choice based on whatever they believe in. I'm anti-testing but dc hasn't yet opted out -- dc may in the future. My advice to you is not to worry about anyone else or their opinions. Opt out or don't. Your choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:34 PM Flag
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because sometimes we do things we don't want to do; because sometimes there are reasons to do things that are not obvious to us or that don't directly benefit us; because sometimes it's better to be quiet and just do it rather than making it all about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:34 PM Flag
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Just the opposite. Sometimes it's better not to just go along with something that is wrong because it's easier. The parents who criticize opt outers are the ones who make it all about them! It's none of their business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:39 PM Flag
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wrong in this case. parents opt out cause not good for their kid. not because of concern for system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:45 PM Flag
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Speak for yourself. Some parents can see the bigger picture & want to be part of changing the direction that political intrusion into education has taken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:48 PM Flag
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So no testing? Honestly, what would you suggest? How to evaluate schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:54 PM Flag
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Wrong. It's none of your business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:50 PM Flag
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Ok then. You do you. Instead of criticising parents what are fine lowing rules of th school system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:46 PM Flag
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It is not only about your child. And if she is so good, she should take it and have fun with it. Learning is also about passion, hard work, doing the right thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:36 PM Flag
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+1. just take the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:45 PM Flag
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There are no HW this week due to ELA test. My dd is super happy. She is 8th grade as well with a SHS placement so no pressure whatsoever. Besides, state tests have been super easy for her. It's just an easy week without HW! She's planning to play her sport more this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:37 PM Flag
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+1 And music. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:40 PM Flag
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+1. DD in 4th and it has been stress free. Felt like a bigger deal last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:46 PM Flag
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Why? 4th grade state test scores matter for middle school admission. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:49 PM Flag
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I don't know. It just seems easy this year (she did great last year, maybe that's why?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:54 PM Flag
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That's great! The state tests are very easy. I don't understand why stressing over this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:56 PM Flag
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I know. I know someone who has a DD in g+t who did great last year and is still going to early morning prep classes at school. I understand if kid got a 1/2, or even low 3. But this kid got 4s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:09 PM Flag
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all stupid basket cases [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:12 PM Flag
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It is just prep. My child did too. Always got 4s. But wanted that extra practice. Did it willingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:13 PM Flag
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Just talked to DD. Actually she just got a HUGE math project due to this Friday. WTF! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:43 PM Flag
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What did you decide OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:04 PM Flag
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Odd that your child is so stressed. This test should be a big nothing to her and not worth your time to even mention. I smell an opt out troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:07 PM Flag
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Unusual that you haven't noticed the buzz connected to these tests. In the classroom. What public do yours attend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:12 PM Flag
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OP: I'm in no way an opt-out troll or trying to persuade anyone to do anything. Opt-out has never really been a big thing where we live (we're not in Brooklyn!) so I only started giving it though this weekend! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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In case your child hates her SHS and wants to move in 10th grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:47 PM Flag
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OP: Wow - ok, that's a valid point. Btw, I don't think she's stressed about the state test. I think many of the kids have had a full year of stress and those actually lucky enough to have to make a decision for schools had some stress this week turning in the forms. So if we decide to do it, it is both on a selfish level (I just don't think she needs to do this again), but also on a bigger picture level (I have seen months and months in the past four years squandered away on rote test taking skills that will never be used again....it's just sad, especially for a higher performing school that could be learning in so many other unique and creative ways) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:09 PM Flag
[ - ] The "mom" I thought had the best style (not trying too hard, always wearing simple but flattering clothes) and was so pleasant turned out to be...the babysitter! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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"So pleasant" should have tipped you off right away lol [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting. Sort of tells you about the community of your DC's school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:30 PM Flag
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Nanny - thank you for giving her a fair shot, which is pretty rare IME. But there's another question: now that you know she's The Help, what's your plan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:32 PM Flag
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Fast fade. [ Reply | More ]
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OP I work so I don't hang during day but I am friendly with many sitters/nannies. Just don't get to do playdates with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:46 PM Flag
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Fair enough; I hope your kids take after you. [ Reply | More ]
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:) [ Reply | More ]
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Hi Laura Dern [ Reply | More ]
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Wait another few months for the 8. Major changes. [ Reply | More ]
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When will that be? It's not going to be the 7s? [ Reply | More ]
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7 is no great shakes. [ Reply | More ]
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My DH has it. I don't see much difference from my 6 [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks all [ Reply | More ]
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Camera is way better [ Reply | More ]
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Waterproof [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is now a good time to buy apt in NYC relatively? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If you can hold it for 5-7 years, my view is it's always a good time to buy in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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People who bought 2006-2008 were break-even after 5-7 years. [ Reply | More ]
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I bought in 2008 (in JUNE!). I sold in 2014 and made 300k. It dipped significantly post 2008 but if you waited it out it came back. I also sold a 1 br the same month in 2008. That sold for 100K more last year. [ Reply | More ]
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Good for you but it depends on the neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you the Jackson Heights seller? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:07 PM Flag
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no - this was UWS and I've bought and sold outside of these 2 transactions many times in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:46 PM Flag
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np: this is naive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:08 PM Flag
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Maybe, but I've made a bundle with my naïveté. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Spicer is holding the daily press briefing with his lower teeth full of food. It's disgusting. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:23 PM Flag
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Lol. It's almost as funny as your relentless carping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:34 PM Flag
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He is bigly crude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:52 PM Flag
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Bleeh..glad I missed that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Whole 30: so The on,y allowed carbs are potatoes of all kinds. No rice bread barley quinoa etc? Right? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:21 PM Flag
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sad potatoes suck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:50 PM Flag
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Right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone help troubleshoot my Kindle virtually ? On an Amtrak for 24 hours with a 4 year old , and while it says Kindle is connected to WiFi, nothing will work. Anything I should be doing in settings ? FreeTime app for Kids, wont even load Very odd ! TIA! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:20 PM Flag
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I have had kindles die like this. If nothing works you should go to settings and do the complete factory reset, It will delete everything but give u a clean slate to work with [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:22 PM Flag
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thank you , its so odd ...i will try that ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:25 PM Flag
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Make sure you have your password. That will wipe all data. Check to see what wifi it says it's connected to. Maybe if you disconnect and then reconnect it will hel. Also, one hospital I go to has wifi my devices automatically connect to, but I can't do anything until I check off the user agreement which is sometimes hidden. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 08:05 PM Flag
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The Amtrak wifi is crappy and that may be your issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:33 PM Flag
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np This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:35 PM Flag
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General Topics 03.27.17, 06:54 PM Flag
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Hold down the on/off button until the screen goes blank, and it will restart itself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:34 PM Flag
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Do you have an iPhone? Set up your phone as personal hotspot and then choose that off the kindle wifi. Settings/personal hotspot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:40 PM Flag
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Amtrak wifi is too weak for your Kindle to receive. This happens to iphones and ipads too. Most free Public WIFI is for light use only. Not for downloading and stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:52 PM Flag
[ - ] My hair tends to look a little greasy by the end of the day. Any recommendations on a good shampoo for oily hair? Thanks. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:13 PM Flag
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Clarifying? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:17 PM Flag
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OP. I guess? I really am not knowledgeable about this kind of thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:22 PM Flag
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I guess you need something that will dry it it right? Try Dr Bronner soap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:25 PM Flag
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I started washing hair every other day, and now can go 3-4 days with it still looking good and non-greasy. This took a couple years. Use dry shampoo in between. I have fine hair with side-swept bangs and can get away with this, never could in the past. Hair is so much easier to manage. When I shampoo I use Kerastase bain satin 1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:24 PM Flag
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Gross. Your head smells. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:57 PM Flag
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Try not to touch your hair at all during the day -- see if that helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:27 PM Flag
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I have fine hair that tends to get greasy too, I add some dry shampoo to my roots before heading out the door. Gives volume and controls the oil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:29 PM Flag
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What brand? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 09:10 PM Flag
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Wash twice every time you wash [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 07:07 PM Flag
[ - ] How much later than 9 am can I be for jury duty and not get told I have to come another time? I don't think I can get there until 9:15 -9:30 for NY Supreme Court. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:12 PM Flag
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last month I showed up around 930a and it was fine, but it can differ because there is criminal and civil parts run differently in different buildings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:15 PM Flag
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Contd- I was civil in 60 Centre. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:17 PM Flag
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Leave earlier [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:15 PM Flag
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If you're on the roll, you show up, even if you're late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:16 PM Flag
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Show up, even if you're late, so you get credit for the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:20 PM Flag
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I'm in boston, but when I've been called, I realize they call a couple hundred people for 9:00 AM, and then have to process them all through, so even though I got there about 9:20 I just joined the back of the line, and no one would have known how long I'd been waiting. (That is to say, if everyone had gotten there at 9:00 AM on the dot, some still would have waited until 9:20-9:30 to get checked-in). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Trump handed Merkel $374B NATO bill during talks -- report In case Ms. Merkel needs a refresher, which company invaded the then USSR in 1941 and killed 20 million or so people. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/27/trump-handed-merkel-374b-nato-bill-during-talks.html 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:12 PM Flag
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That was okay, they were communists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:14 PM Flag
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Of course he did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:14 PM Flag
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retard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:14 PM Flag
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He has balls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:15 PM Flag
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Not according to "Honest Question" poster in MP. His balls are spent. Shriveled up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:23 PM Flag
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Say what you will. He said he would do this and he did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:27 PM Flag
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But it doesn't work that way. He can't give them a bill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:29 PM Flag
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Publicity stunt on his part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:28 PM Flag
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Read above [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:30 PM Flag
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I'm cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:32 PM Flag
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He's not a thoughtful man, is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:38 PM Flag
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mmmmk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:50 PM Flag
[ - ] My insurance is refusing to cover my IUD removal. Can they do that? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:11 PM Flag
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hm, is it a catholic company? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:12 PM Flag
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obamacare? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:12 PM Flag
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You are asking us? Go read your plan's docs and your carrier's appeal process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:16 PM Flag
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It is fine to ask if anyone has had experienced this. All the questions on this board could be answered elsewhere. But we come here to talk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:27 PM Flag
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My point is even if others had experienced it, a specialized procedure that like will be covered on a plan-by-plan basis, so people here won't be able to give you a 'normal'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:32 PM Flag
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Did they cover putting the IUD in? If so, you'd imagine they'd have to cover removing it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:36 PM Flag
[ - ] please hire me 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:10 PM Flag
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promise to stay on topic during meetings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:12 PM Flag
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Hang in there. Something will work out, it always does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:16 PM Flag
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Np: if your company changed insurance plans from last year- it does not matter if old one paid for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:47 PM Flag
[ - ] It's about time. Strip all federal funding 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:07 PM Flag
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WashTimes is NOKD; WashPost is OKD. Memorize this so as not to embarrass yourself again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:54 PM Flag
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Does that mean we don't need to pay taxes since we would not receive any benefit from it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:11 PM Flag
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Don't confuse her with logic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:12 PM Flag
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Do what you gotta fo. Best to stop harboring illegals tho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:18 PM Flag
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There's a reason presidents past did not go this route with deporting illegals. I guess we'll see what happens... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:20 PM Flag
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Deport them all including the ones who dw voted for 45. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.17, 06:12 PM Flag
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