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[ - ] All these stories about parents supporting their 'transitioning' 3 and 4 year olds make me sick to my stomach. 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Transitioning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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from male to female... these parents are CLUELESS... children say random stuff about being the other gender, it does NOT mean you should support them changing their sexual identity. these are stupid, stupid people who absorb mainstream media clickbait stories as fact - it's unbelievable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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People are sheep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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It's incredible, isn't it? And now with the Internet, there are mass amounts of people with low levels of intelligence who think they are making wise choices by imitating what they see on their Yahoo 'news' feed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Oy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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Ok chill out and stop reading them then you perv! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Oh, I bet you're the same one posting all these hostile remarks. Get a life and stop hanging with old ladies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:01 PM Flag
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I agree...this has become the "new kale", the topic of the month. Yes, accept and support older kids but many of these kids are too young to have figured this stuff out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Our brains do not mature until 25. If after that age you are sure you are another gender, go for it. Until then, parents should not be supporting this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Of course. Mark my words. In 20 years people are going to slap their foeheads about this shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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The older kids need psychological help. Johns Hopkins has stopped performing gender assignment surgeries because they have found the subjects are no better off psychologically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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So fucked up. I will leave any gym that allows shemales in the locker room, that is for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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Why would it matter? NBD,and I'm not the most radical person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Let's just let men in the locker room then. I'm sure they're not sexually attracted to every woman in the locker room. Why does it matter right? For instance Bruce Jenner is still attracted to women. Should he be in the woman's locker room penis and all? - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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Wtf? You do realize transgender women are no more likely to be attracted to you than non trans women right? And many of them are attracted only to men? I'm sure you've unknowingly changed in front of many lesbian or bisexual women before, who were minding their own business and not checking you out. I doubt you're that hot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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I go to a woman's only gym. And I will be seriously pissed if this happens. I don't shower in gyms in general. And I don't want tonsee trannies there either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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And I joined a women's only gym because I just wanted to work out. I didn't want men trying to pick me up. And I had that even when I was 50! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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Get a grip! No one's trying to pick your flabby self up at the gym. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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Whatever. I don't care what you think. And I don't care that you are pissed off that men tried to pick me up. Facts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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LOL-"new kale". I love this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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ding ding ding. I'm as big an LGBTQ ally as you'll ever meet, but DH and I watched the "Frontline" documentary on transitioning kids the other night, and it was frankly horrifying - people giving their kids sex changing, no-going-back hormones at 13; supporting full gender switches at age 6; it was just unreal. I could maybe seeing supporting a non-medical transition in middle school, but who the hell puts someone learning "See Dick Run" in the driver's seat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:11 PM Flag
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"All these stories" LMAO Link to a single *one*. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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It's been on TV quite a bit, including PBS, and I've seen several new stories on this. Sorry, no links available. It is all around these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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It's on Yahoo right now. I'm OP and that's what prompted me to post. Nauseating. Seen it all over lately. It's clickbait and people think it's wisdom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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It's going to be even worse because of stupid Brangelina!! Angie is trying to get attention for her dd who she has been insisting wants to be a boy dor years. This poor kid is like 8 now and she will probably take out her ovaries to please her mom. Sickening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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What are you talkinv a out!? OMG. Seriously?! This is horrible. Expecially since girls often go thru a tomboy phase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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Omg it is NOT kids who are merely tomboys or like nail polish. Kids who threaten to, or actually do, mutilate their genitals at 3 years old. Kids whose first words are that they are the opposite gender at 2 years old. It's not about playing dress up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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Fucking rare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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Don't believe you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:06 PM Flag
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3 and 4 year old don't transition. Maybe socially they live as male or female, but what's the harm? There's nothing permanent happening until they're 18. If they want to cut their hair and live as a boy they're very free to change their mind at any point. Why the obsession with these kids lives? Let them be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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[ - ] Wow there's a report that Tom Cruise is considering leaving Scientology..... I'll believe it when I see it! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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Interesting, they have solo much on him but he can give millions to leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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I saw that. My thought was his leaving would be more logically based on what a bunch of assholes they all looked like in that HBO documentary. Not that he's missing his daughter's ballet classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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He's worried about his flagging career and that documentary that came out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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Until he's free, none of us can be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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They have a lot of crap on him. I would be very impressed if he did it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 07:05 PM Flag
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well, since they do have crap on him, he should beat them to it. Pick a reporter or media outlet and give a huge confessional interview. "You're gonna hear that I had a threesome with Dora AND Diego and that I teamed up with Barney to take out a hit on Elmo. All true. But now I've realized that all of that is insignificant, and the most important thing in my life is family." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 11:22 PM Flag
[ - ] My daughter's going to UVA In the fall and a friend made an offhand comment about how she was sorry that after private school, she wasn't going to end up going to a private colleg. Um, rude. I am so proud of my daughter, UVA is a great school. Sorry, just venting but that really ticked me off. 130 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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UVA is a great school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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definitely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:52 PM Flag
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That person is not a friend. Sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Agree. No one should comment negatively on schools. Ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 07:41 AM Flag
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UVA is fantastic. Ignore, delete this person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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I sort of understand where your friend is coming from. For eg after 12 yrs of private, Baruch or SUNY does not quite add up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Please- UVA is nowhere NEAR a SUNY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Lol. Not a good comparison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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Um. No. UVA is NOT SUNY or even close to it. Friend doesn't know what she's talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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Not nice. You are a sociopath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:29 PM Flag
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No, just an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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UVa, Univ of Michigan, Cal Berkeley--public Ivies. For out of state kids, as hard to get in as Ivies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Don't get carried away, now. I love UVA, it is a great school but I know a lot of NYC private school kids accepted (and going!) to UVA who were not accepted at any Ivy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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U r dum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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What private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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Dalton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Hmm well your friend may have a point. You kind of spent a lot of money and DC didn't even go Ivy League... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Most private school kids do not end up at an Ivy league school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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That's what makes private school such a waste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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I disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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Me too. Ivy schools are not the be all and end all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Yeah they are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 04:04 AM Flag
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You're insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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Exactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 04:04 AM Flag
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That's right. 70% don't end up at Ivies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:30 PM Flag
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lol 30% of private school kids do not go to ivies. one or two student a year go to each ivy from any given private schools. Ivies rarely ever take more than one girl and one guy from any given school. They want their geographic diversity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:33 AM Flag
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Really? Then why do moms get their panties in a twist about private schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:21 AM Flag
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Please tell me your DCs aren't in private ... I hate to be here for your almost inevitable mental breakdown when they are seniors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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My DCs went Ivy League dear... both of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Sure they did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Jelly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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BFD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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BFD, dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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So did Melissa Berkelhammer and Tommy Gilbert. What's your point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Good one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 04:07 AM Flag
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OMG. If they and you are special, why are you posting on some stupid mommy board!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:31 PM Flag
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Bragging rights. Duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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Oy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:21 AM Flag
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THIS. then what is the point ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Any you can't live an educated, happy, successful life w/o private? You are an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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No. Leave people alone. Most likely the frenemy is jealous of OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:29 PM Flag
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UVA is an excellent school. One of the tops for public institutions. A UVA degree holds just as much weight as many top private colleges and is more prestigious than most (and no I did not go there, but would be super proud if a child of mine were to attend). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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Why do you care what done asshole thinks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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I know, I know, just wanted to vent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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She is trying to cut you down. That's what humans do. Humans are just like chimps and they worry about their social standing. You won't even know this chick in 5 years. Really. That has liberated me. Most people now are transitory. We are not stuck in stupid tribes. Sho cares what she thinks?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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I don't think your question is fair. If OP's friend had said something approving and enthusiastic, OP would have given weight to the friend's opinion, so why does that friend's opinion lose all merit simply because she doesn't agree with OP on this one thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Do you live your life based on others' opinions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Everyone here does - as long as those opinions are positive and agree with our own. As soon as someone disagrees or disapproves, she's "judgmental". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Speak for yourself; you don't know everyone here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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I rarely care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:24 PM Flag
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No need to be a bitch. OP's kid is going to a fine school. Not Harvard but who cares!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:35 PM Flag
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Asshole comment. Life is hard enough. We don't need some bitch going around trying to one up people. Fucking sad and shows that the frenemy is insecure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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Where did this individual attend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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I'd just be sorry that after growing up in a real state she's going to college in the south. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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VA isn't that south. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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It's very south. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Mississippi is far south. Texas doesn't even consider VA southern [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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and we care what Texans think because... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:38 PM Flag
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lol VA is definitely south. review your US history, dear. They fought for the South in the Civil War [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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The South!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 04:13 AM Flag
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My life. 12 years of private, then off to public college [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Then what happened ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Parents divorced , then moved (living expenses increased for both parents). No money, had to commute to SUNY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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What is your friend's occupation and educational background. She sounds clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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congrats on getting into a school that is 65% in-state admits, tough to do. that said, it's a big party there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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It's a big party anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:35 PM Flag
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Yeah, it can be very party hearty down there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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At least she isn't blowing half a million to study at Penn State for 4 years. philly is an expensive city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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Oh, good. You're back. Collapsed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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She never gives up. I think she's paid to do that. Signed. Penn graduate. Who DID make into the ivy league and DID live in Philly. Which is one of the cheapest cities around, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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Look, I agree -- Wharton is a hell of a deal, especially if you get instate tuition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:44 PM Flag
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np: I ran into JoePa at Wharton once. Nice guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:45 PM Flag
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Oh for fuck's sake. This site has been like a broken record lately [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Right!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:36 PM Flag
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I went there. Very challenging academically and a great school. Ignore the trolls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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You don't have a friend. You have a frenemy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:16 AM Flag
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Frenemy alert!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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She is a bitch, but I would have tried for UPenn if I had to go public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:41 PM Flag
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She is a bitch, but I would have tried for UPenn if I had to go public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:41 PM Flag
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Does nobody realize this is a fake post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:46 PM Flag
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Your "friend" is an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:50 PM Flag
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Of course UVA is a great school. And Charlottesville is a really nice place, an idyllic place to attend college in my humble opinion. As an anecdote, although in state acceptances are quite high you should hear the debates among the instate people claiming how the rural parts of the state get more lenient admissions treatment than the wealthy suburbs in Northern Virginia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:51 PM Flag
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Probably true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:23 AM Flag
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Does this person have kids? Once you go through the college process, you understand how tough it is to get into a school like UVA. Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:53 AM Flag
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THIS! My DCs and I would have loved for them to get into UVa. TT private UBers salivate over and they didn't make it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:12 AM Flag
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OK. Here is what I said to a mom who tried to trash my DC's middle school choice. I said, "so you are trashing my DC's first choice school." And walked away. If your frenemy is halfway normal she will feel guilty. This frenemy left me a pathetic message on my answering machine about how she was insecure about her kid and didn't mean to be a bitch, etc. she was so embarrassed that she avoided me after that. So happy not to deal with her insecurities anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:10 PM Flag
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I'll have to try this. It's a good response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:16 AM Flag
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Totally worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:24 AM Flag
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My twins are approaching college applications time. I will remember and use this! I feel armed and ready! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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HAHA fuck that friend. I went to UVA, out of state after private school. UVA is a public ivy and a fantastic school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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lol. good try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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The only public ivy is UPenn. There are no other public or new ivy league schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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huh? penn isn't public or are you just trolling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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??????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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Virginian here married to a Cavalier. No, it's not really an Ivy. They would like to think they are, but UVA is not an Ivy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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agree, fantastic in it's own way but not an ivy. For starters, 70% of the undergrads are from Virginia and the undergrad class is huge compared to any ivy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:54 AM Flag
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Same with other top public schools, the classes are really huge, meant to weed out the weak, it's definitely not a private school atmosphere, but if you survive, you will get a kick ass education and some good life skills too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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I went to uva too. A great school, with some Ivy League caliber students and access to a phenomenal education, but let's not kid ourselves. That said, I got into Upenn but chose uva bc it is a great school for well rounded, happy, social people. Coming from New York, I was blown away by the friendliness and earnestness of the students. It was a bubble but truly a quintessential college experience [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:56 AM Flag
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If it makes you feel any better, I got into Harvard and Columbia and was waitlisted at UVA. I agree with the ladies above. She's not your friend, and this is way more about her than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 07:56 PM Flag
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Eh, they waitlisted you preemptively, since you would have had to be an idiot to go there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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I got into Columbia and UVA. Chose UVA. Loved it and never regretted it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:16 AM Flag
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UVA was the subject of attack.. Remember that psycho feminist in Rolling Stone invented a gang rape story [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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That isn't a friend. There's just this weird competition between parents that shows up in judgments about their kids. I see a lot of careers, not everyone who goes Ivy has a perfect life. Some of the most talented and successful people I Know went to schools which aren't Top Tier schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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Wow, congrats! Dalton->UVA is a great track record. Feel free to share any parenting tips OP ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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cunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Holy shit the Dalton moms i know are wealthy. I don't think they would ever go public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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NOKD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:21 AM Flag
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They have a choice of second tier private schools, but understand that one of the top public schools would be better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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Should have applied to William and Mary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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An even lower tier school. Shoot why not just try Randolph Macon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:12 AM Flag
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Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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Um...no. UVA a much better choice. Higher ranking and better experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:20 AM Flag
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UVA? You should read a very shocking magazine article that came out a few months ago about that school called "A Rape on Campus." Very disturbing stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:57 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:18 AM Flag
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And that article was discredited… [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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It's UVA - are you kidding? It's one of the world's great universities. Forget about your daughter's loser 'friend'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 07:42 AM Flag
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It is a fine school but you are overdoing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Anyone who makes a comment like that hasn't been through the college application process in the last 5 years. Congrats to your DD, OP! UVA is a great school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 11:17 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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Such a comment betrays your friend's lack of knowledge as much as her tactlessness. It is true, however, that a very small percentage of Dalton grads go to a public university--UVa is obviously one of the great schools in the country, and is therefore hard to get into from out of state. For kids who don't fare well at Dalton, the focus is usually on small, liberal arts colleges not big, elite publics that likely have grade requirements regardless of the quality of the hs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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She probably meant to say that your DD will have to adjust to a different style of education, elite public universities are very different from private schools. It's a sink or swim environment and can be brutal for someone, who is used to much hand holding in an elite private school. But you should be proud your DD chose well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 04:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Should we let our dd graduate a year early? She's responsible, mature, and a top student, but just not sure we'd want to send her off to college early. Thinking of maybe letting her graduate if she does a gap year (work, volunteer, or take classes locally) before college. Thoughts? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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Don't do it. What's the rush? [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Is this her idea or yours? She could always look into exchange programs or the like if wanting a change, but working or volunteering locally for a year is a bad idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:53 PM Flag
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Talk to her guidance counselor. Best to apply now, and defer admission. Do NOT let kid take classes locally if you need financial aid, transfers do not get much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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This is excellent advice - [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 07:07 PM Flag
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Has she taken the most advanced classes that your HS offers? That is a MAJOR admit issue for top colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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better a gap year, if she has a plan to spend it wisely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Case by case. I will allow dc to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Gap year is a great idea. Travel, work, intern..let her craft a plan. High school is a waste of time. Apply to colleges though, and then defer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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if she is responsible and mature, why not? the gap year seems silly unless she is a very driven student. gap year back fired on a friend of mine and her kid never went on to university - education is important imo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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No reason to go to college ar 17. So many kids are held back now. She will be going to college with boys who are 19 as Freshman. No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:37 PM Flag
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Sure. I did. Went straight to college and ended up taking a gap year between college and graduate school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:54 PM Flag
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I'd let her. I wish I had. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 08:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Bay Area folks- major differences btw Piedmont and Orinda? Preference? Will be working at Berkeley. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Wrong board. Bye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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No, not wrong board. What is wrong with you?? I love that people come here from all over. Don't be a small-minded ass. I mean, if you can help it. [ Reply | More ]
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Still wrong board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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Fool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Berkeley mom here. I am assuming that you are looking at both for schools. Piedmont still feels like you are close to the city. Orinda = suburbs. No traffic to work from Piedmont. Orinda, you will be stuck in a little bit depending on when you go in. Schools are about the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Also Piedmont is crazy expensive right now. We are also in the market looking for a house in Piedmont, Kensington and Berkeley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Thanks. I like that the Bart stops right in Orinda, from afar that makes it seem more connected than Piedmont but I see what you mean. I also get the impression that Piedmont may be a bit more bland/stepford-y, not rly sure why I think that though. How do you like Berkeley? And any impressions on Kensington? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:35 PM Flag
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Orinda is much more bland/stepford -y than Piedmont. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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OR: Both Piedmont and Orinda are stepford-y!! Piedmont seems to be a little bit more diverse. Almost every open house we went to had an interracial couple. I love Berkeley and want to move there. DH thinks the school situation is too dicey and wants to move to Piedmont. We are compromising on Kensington because it has the housing stock we like plus an excellent elementary school. I want diversity but to be fair...Berkeley is super hot right now and also gentrifying like crazy. Orinda has "better" weather and a better Bart station. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 08:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Having 4th July party. Serving lamb, mashed potatoes, green beans. Having different pies for dessert . What am I missing? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Green salad of some sort? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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this - or another veggie of some sort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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This. but i think your menu is weird. mashed potatoes? I feel like fourth of july is a more american holiday. yuou should have some corn on the cob or like a corn salad thing. and instead of mashed potatoes do like roasted cut up red potatoes. Mashed potatoes is way too winter-y . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Alkie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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You have zero snack food, fun food, or traditional 4th of July food. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Guess OP wants her party to be a snoozetrain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Ugh. You sound cheesy . Who wants to eat red, white & blue food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Offer a light fruit only dessert option. Lamb and potatoes a bit heavy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Sounds like Easter dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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lol seriously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Probably all your friends after serving the worst 4th of july menu EVER! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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strange menu. its 4th of july. at least have some watermelon? why not some lighter options like black bean/corn salad, or succotash to go with the lamb instead of potatoes. chips and dip? a green salad....etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Hot dogs, burgers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Missing? A clue! What on earth possessed you to come up with this menu? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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This menu is funny, really. It's like a book group for older women. Green beans and mashed potatoes. I'm dying over here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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Is this fake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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Real food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Applying for financial aid for dc's school. Just moved to the US so I haven't paid taxes yet and I don't have a past tax return form. I am going to call on Monday but I was just wondering if any one has btdt? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Did you not file taxes from where you came? Paystub from job here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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I did. I didn't know if I could use that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Use that, I assume it ties in to income numers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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What country did you move from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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Canada. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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Give them copies of your Canadian returns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Okay. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Are you a US citizen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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No, Canadian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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No financial aid, then, anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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The forms don't ask for my citizenship status so I will give it a shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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np--I'm not aware of any citizenship requirement for financial aid from a school in elementary and high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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You won't get it and aren't entitled to it. Get a clue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Why do you think I think I am entitled? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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np OR said you are *not* entitled to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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What is the point of OR saying "get a clue"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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OR here. I can't stand people who think they are entitled to financial aid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Too bad for you, private schools want the most qualified candidates, not just the idiotic rich kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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You realize you apply for FA. The committee or board decides based on the information submitted whether you qualify or not. No one is showing up at the FA office demanding FA. At least, I don't think OP is planning to do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Schools offer financial aid for a reason. It sounds like you need to start your own institution. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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That you have little knowledge and should acquire some. It's an old American idiom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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"Get a clue" that I would definitely not get it? Why? In any case, I am still applying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Go ahead and waste your time. Scam artist! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Honey, you don't know what a scam artist is? If she applies for FA, she may get it, she may not - what is it to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Grifter!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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And OP asked why OR thought OP thought she was "entitled". Financial Aid exists for a reason- applying for it does not make you "entitled", sorry. Too bad, all that money and not two brain cells to rub together! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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What are you doing here anyways from Canada ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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+1. Why would anyone leave Canada for the US? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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Are you trying to get into private ? Entitled much ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Too bad for you, private schools want the most qualified candidates, not just the idiotic rich kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] So for the people on here staying in the city today, what are your plans? Any specific dishes you'll be making later that are particularly delicious that I can steal? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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I will be microwaving a cheeseburger hot pocket [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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OP: And now I'm going to be singing 'hot pockets!' all day. Boo. I've never had one. Are they good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Delish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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They are a treat when super hot, the lean pockets aren't too bad in terms of fat or calories. mmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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The food of the gods. Go get one right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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Me likey [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Well, at least you have chosen truly American cuisine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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Older, having brunch with my DD today. Works for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Lame [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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We're hanging around until we head over to the piers (Brooklyn-side) for the fireworks. Making and packing a picnic of burritos, tacos, salsa, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Brooklyn? Ugh so passé [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Well, someone just above (not sure where she lives is having lamb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Maris or Marina 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Nautica, Oceana, Aquatica [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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This. Junior high will be a nightmare. "Can I slip my dinghy into your marina?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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I like both. If I had to pick I would pick Marina. I like Maris as a second name like Stella Maris. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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I would do Marina over Maris. She will be spelling and repeating Maris way too often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Maris? wtf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Not Maris. That's Niles's wife only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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Haha! Nice catch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Marissa or Marietta are better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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I"m surprised that Marina is an actual name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:23 PM Flag
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Wife of JFK's assassin was Marina Oswald. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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She was Russian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 08:46 PM Flag
[ - ] My friend's mother passed away. I am heartbroken for her. Should I offer to go to the funeral? I'm at a loss as to what to do. I don't see her very often, maybe 3 times a year, but we email and she is a sweet friend. She is single, no kids. 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Yes, if you can make it, you should go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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+1. Even if your friend doesn't really have time to chat with you (as expected at a service), I always think it's really nice for people to see just how many friends care and show up. [ Reply | More ]
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I can make the viewing, which is Sun afternoon, but not the service, which is Monday. OK to go to the viewing? It's at a "Memorial Home". [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, whatever you can make it to. Even if she can't speak to you, as PP said, at least she'll know you were there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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In my experience, people remember who attends viewing more than funeral. So if I have to choose, I choose viewing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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Yes, go to the viewing and send a food basket to her deceased mother's home for guests who will stop by. Send her a handwritten card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Thank you ladies, I appreciate the perspective. I will definitely go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Shouldn't you wait and see if you're invited? Kind of presumptuous, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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I got a mass email (from her and her brother) with funeral info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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Ok so go. I don't get what the big dilemma is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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The dilemma is I don't want to be a burden. I haven't yet lost anyone close to me, so I'm not sure if maybe she just wants to be with her family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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No. She wants people - no one wants a funeral where no one shows up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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just don't demand anything while you are there, go to the viewing, pay your respects and go home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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And you think a bunch of anonymous strangers would know better than you would? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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But she emailed you. Hello? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Wow. Who are these people who think you should be invited to a funeral of a friend? Very young, I'm imagining and never lost anyone close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:24 PM Flag
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People usually don't have to be invited to a funeral unless it is announced as private. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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People need to be invited to funerals? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Lol. No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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Of course not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Lol - you are not "invited" to funerals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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This. Unless a celeb or it's a private service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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?? Where are you from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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+1. I thought maybe it was my cultural background that made me think one does not need an invite to a funeral. I am happy to see others agreeing with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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I'm from NYC lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Yes, attend the funeral. You can also attend visitation if there is one, send a card, drop off dinner - send a little care package (I do this for really good friends). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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Thank you. I will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Go to visitation, sign the book, comfort yiur friend for five minutes, sit and contemplate quietly for 30-40 minutes, follow up with a lovely, heartfelt card. Also send card to her dad if you knew the parents. Follow up in 2 weeks with a lunch or dinner invitation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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This. And don't "offer" to go to funeral, just show up at the visitation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Thank you. Will do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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You should definitely go if you can. My condolences to your friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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Kiss ass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 06:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Could your rising third grader solve this math problem? When Harper’s mom takes him to school, she drives 3 km east, then 7 km north. When Salina’s dad takes her to school, he drives 2 km west, then 5 km south. When Harper and Salina walk home, they each travel in a straight line from the school to their respective homes. How much farther does Harper walk to get home than Salina? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't think so. They haven't done Pythagoras yet, as far as I know. If I gave her the formula, she could follow it and do the arithmetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
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No, most would not be able to solve this problem. This would be 4th/5th grade problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Not without a calculator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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I just read through a prep book for standards for 3rd and 5th grade. this is more 5th grade stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think my math ds knew pythagorean theorem in 3rd. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: ok thank you, a link to this problem is in a summer hw packet for my rising third grade dd. I knew she couldn't solve it just based on what she was taught in second grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Let me guess - Anderson, NEST or Speyer? [ Reply | More ]
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Op: No, we are not in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds ridiculous- what 8-yr-old can do square roots to the decimal? [ Reply | More ]
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I can't do that problem either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Could you guys do me a favor? Would you describe your 5 yo ds's behavior. We have a sweet little boy, who is completely age-appropriate, but dh keeps getting annoyed with him (I suspect he thinks he should behave more maturely). I keep telling him he's expecting too much of him, but he doesn't seem to believe me. Maybe I can show him your responses? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What do you mean by describe behavior? Can you be more specific? My ds is going to be 5 in the fall. He is usually pretty calm now but can still cry sometimes or get angry. [ Reply | More ]
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Our ds is pretty active, doesn't often sit still for hours at a time, screams and runs sometimes while playing in the house, messes up sometimes when wiping himself, doesn't listen all the time. But on the flip side he sits and reads and draws nicely and calmly, shares, asks questions and starts great conversations. He's a great kid, but still has the immaturity and activity level of a 5 yo. [ Reply | More ]
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All this is normal but you can teach him to listen to you. That's training [ Reply | More ]
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I have friends like this. They expect their 3 year old to be way more grown up than I think is age appropriate. Kind of bugs me. Lighten up on the little guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Get the books by Ames - your four year old, your five year old, your six year old. They are spot on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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They really are. That 3 year old one really helped me out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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Op- thanks I'll get the book and buy a highlighter! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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Easy read [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Little boys act like babies longer than dads think they should [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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+1. And I kind of think it's a good thing sometimes. They have one softie that they can rely on and one more stern one that pushes them more. I'm a single mom and while I don't put up with too much BS, I do see that his teacher at school pushes him more than I do and I like it. [ Reply | More ]
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My DS just turned 4. He's generally a happy kid. I get annoyed that I have to ask him things multiple times as he tends to kind of space out and either ignore me or not want to look up from his toys. I never have to do time outs anymore. Maybe once every 6 weeks. He has his melt downs sporadically, but they are super infrequent now. 6 to 9 months ago they were much more common. He just seems like he's not so raw emotionally like he was when he was younger. I think being super fluent has helped things. Most his frustration a year or two ago was when he couldn't get us to understand him. Can you give us some examples of the behavior that is troubling your husband? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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NP - not a mom, but I agree with questions above. Provide scenarios where DH is frustrated with DS' behavior and ask the moms how their DS would react. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Op- dh gets annoyed because he doesn't listen the first or second time he is asked to do something, or acts silly when dh thinks he shouldn't be, or doesn't look into his eyes when he is talking to him. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, that's typical 4 or 5 year old. But I do have to say that the not listening the first or second time is really pissing me off too. Any tips from other parents? I don't want to go full throttle and get pissed. But I'd like DS to cut that crap out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Give a time limit. You have 30 seconds to follow my instructions or there will be a consequence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Step in front, get down on his level and calmly tell he what you want [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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yep, that's a kid and that is why they have parents to keep reminding them of their manners and act according to social standards [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
[ - ] What are the consequences of not having my name on a lease or rental agreement for a year or two? I started a job a few months ago, as the receptionist & office manager for a large mixed-use building. I have 24-hour access to the building and permission to use the gym & pool, and I could easily sleep on the sofa in the file/storage room off my office, and I have the keys to furnished vacant apartments & hospitality apartments. I'm thinking of giving up my apartment, sleeping at the office or in a vacant, and using the showers at the gym. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Sure. Do that if you want to get fired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Well, for one, you would be fired immediately if anyone found out you were sleeping on the couch or in vacant apartments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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I doubt she would get fired first time for sleeping on couch, she could just say was sick, couldnt take subway home etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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And if all of her personal belongings and clothing were stored around the office? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:40 PM Flag
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The likelihood of someone finding her on a couch and her clothes in unrented apt at the same time is not very high. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Do you have a good relationship with the property manager? Talk to him/her, see if you could cut a deal in exchange for being night contact person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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This sounds depressing. Why are doing this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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To save money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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I would get a room someplace really cheap and would store my stuff there and also use it as proof that you do have a place to live. I expect you are t working 7 days/wk either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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Good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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I squatted in the attic of a campus building for one semester. It's a little stressful, always wondering if you'll be found out. But free is good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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I tried to do this during Hurricane Sandy when I was out of my apartment for several months. It lasted one single night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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You got caught? Or it was just too weird or uncomfortable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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Too weird and uncomfortable. Think of all the downtime you have when you don't have kids- who wants to spend all that time in the office? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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Slumming! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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It is illegal to live somewhere without a certificate of occupancy. Your employer doesn't want you around when his insurance isn't covering you. What if there's a fire and no one knows you are there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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The vacant apts likely have COs. Employer may negotiate for night watch mperson [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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All true; however, none of it goes to my question. If I have no rental history for a year or two, will that cause problems for me later? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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No, people move back in with parents for a year or two and have no rental history. So I don't see why you would have a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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I would only do this if extremely desperate (would first move in with family or friends or have roommates) and then only after I had cleared it with my boss. You don't want to be homeless and jobless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:15 PM Flag
[ - ] I want a huge estate on the Hudson River with an enormous manicured lawn, gardens and rolling hills. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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Get a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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Come on! OP is using the secret. It just might work! And then she'll invite us all over for drinks, but only the nice ones. Clean it up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Join Wave Hill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:26 PM Flag
[ - ] What was your experience with Stitch Fix? Just signed up. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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I do better having someone come two times a year to help me clean my closet do shopping and put together outfits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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What is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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google is your friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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No thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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It's a service where a personal stylist sends you a box of clothes/accessories monthly. Keep what you want, return the rest. Like Trunk Club for men but for women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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I liked it, then was disenchanted, then set up a pinterest page of things I liked to share with them, now I like it again. but I hate shopping so this is a nice alternative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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I liked it. Just got my first box a few weeks ago. Would have kept almost everything but we had to kick into budget mode. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Didn't like it, overpriced synthetic materials, everything is a certain look, a bit cheesy (bit department store jrs looking) whereas I prefer a more minimal, sophisticated style. Tried it once and quit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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Aren't you special [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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Not really. I shop at Uniqlo, Everlane and Aritzia not anywhere fancy. Just don't like fussy, synthetic cheap looking clothes which is what stitch fix sent me. I can do better for cheaper. Sophisticated may be the wrong word but just meant not what you would find in the jrs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:30 PM Flag
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That's my fear. I don't like synthetic materials. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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I thought the clothes were really cheap and tacky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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Did you set your budget low? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Honestly I don't remember....I said maybe $100 per item? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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who the hell needs all this crap? I guess I am not a shopper and don't understand the draw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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I'm the poster who has someone come to the house. I did not grow up a girly girl. I did not know how to do this. I would shop and shop to try to have clothes to wear to one off occasions and I felt like I did not have clothes to wear to work (as it turned out I did not). I am actually spending less year over year on clothes plus her service than I was spending before on stuff that did not work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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nothing wrong with someone coming to the house and cleaning up the closet and purchasing based on your needs but to have a box of stuff sent that may or maynot have any bearing on you, your personality or the other things in your closet just seems like a big waste of money and clutter maker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone I have to deal with is moving to NYC from the south. He thinks he is some big shot. I look foreword to him discovering how small of a fish he really is in this pond 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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Sounds like you are the one itchin' for a fight. Why start things off negatively? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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*forward [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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NYers love southerners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Is this a joke? I hate Southerners, especially Southern women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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I just don't like the whole "Bless your heart" sweet to your face, stab you in the back thing. I'm all for being polite and civil to people you don't like, but faking friendliness really turns me off. Oh, and they (you?) dye their hair way, way too blonde and it looks terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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Oh yea, we just love their fake friendly bullshit. Not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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Not really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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NY women love Southern men. NY women HATE Southern women. (jealousy?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:51 PM Flag
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Pity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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too much hairspray [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.05.15, 02:37 AM Flag
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Sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder that he never wanted to f- you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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You sound like a man [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Woman. But thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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I bet he can spell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 09:47 PM Flag
[ - ] I have lived in the Bay area my whole life and i can tell you Donald trump has more support here than you realize. Another Mexican illegal immigrant murdered a woman in a safe tourist area 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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Here is an article on the murder by Mexican [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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But thats only 1 guy. Not all Mexicans are gunning down innocent pedestrians. Puhhlease. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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No, but many of the rest are peeing in public, drunk driving, you name it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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Why are you so obsessed with this? You post nonstop about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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Why are you shouting her down? You think those of us in Manhattan agree with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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no one likes donald trump except donald trump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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Very true...he's a nasty, arrogant person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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No one is shouting, weirdo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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YES WE ARE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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It is time to enforce immigration laws. I would prefer to vote for someone other than Trump, but if Trump is the only one who wants to protect us, so be it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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I hope he doesn't arm himself. I am afraid of crazies with guns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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I live in Bay area and everyone I know thinks he is a joke. Pompous and obnoxious and disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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Good description. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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+2. Very few people living in the Bay Area would think anything other than that. You might agree that illegal immigration is out of control but you would never think that Trump is the mouth piece we should listen too. I also live in the Bay Area and OP is full of poo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] When a woman dating a man says "he is really bad in bed"- what does that mean exactly? What things qualifies as bad? Small weener? Comes too fast? Doesnt give massages or oral? How do you know when its really "bad in bed" vs a woman being just harder to please? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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I would say someone who has no interest in making you come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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he might have the interest, but lack the skill. that's even more pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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"bad" can be so many different things... inattentive, selfish, clueless, too rough, too passive, sleepy, quick, slow, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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It's different for each person however his lack of interest in helping you orgasms is a red flag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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+1. And if he has performance/'lasting' issues and thinks that you should just accept those as reality and he shouldn't work on them... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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I see you know my DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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Ha. Sorry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:57 PM Flag
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:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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You know it when you experience it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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Can't get hard; selfish (his O comes first and last); not open to gentle suggestions like "I would love it if you did (fill in the blank). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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If you have to ask, you probably are. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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+! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Definitely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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If a woman is "harder to please", and you're not able to, you are bad in bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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He does not focus on her, is too meek, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Grammar mom: Is it ok to say "we have reduced costs by nearly $1.2 million/year" 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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yes, although would be more precise to use "approximately" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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It's fine but ignore the comment above. If you know it's nearly $1.2M say that. If it's approximate, use that. Nearly means close to, Approximate means a good but rough estimate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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No, it wouldn't, if she means "nearly". If they reduced costs by $1.16M, using nearly indicates it was close to, but less than, $1.2M. Approximately could be more than or less than. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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NP - nearly is more precise, as it indicates close to but less than. Approximately could be over. But agree, go with approximately (unless you are trying desperately to cut words/lines) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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Did you stop shopping at Whole Foods? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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lol. best response of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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if it is formal, say, "per year" not "/year." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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Yes, this is formal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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