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[ - ] Ok, sorry if I'm being dense. But why do they have to separate the immigrants from their children? Can't they keep the family together but just drive them back over the border? Sorry, I know this is simplistic. But it just seems insane to house and try to care for all these children. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:58 AM Flag
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It's a deterrent to others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:59 AM Flag
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It’s Immoral [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:01 AM Flag
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Tell that to their parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:06 AM Flag
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No. I’m saying it to people reading this post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:55 AM Flag
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Let’s just stone people to death....that has worked elsewhere...not! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:01 AM Flag
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I know. Just shoot them and toss body back. That will serve as deterrent or waterboard the kids while the parents watch. That should do it. Or just shoot the kids and toss them over the wall they are easier to throw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:57 AM Flag
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It's not deterring the truckloads full of men that come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:07 AM Flag
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They were told to seek asylum in Mexico. They were told their kids would be seperated from them if they come. They get in easier if they have a kid with them so they don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:01 AM Flag
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No, that's not how that works. They aren't getting in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:08 AM Flag
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Because the laws are being enforced finally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:11 AM Flag
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No, they weren't getting in before you twit. Did you miss the big report that came out recently? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:24 AM Flag
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They are claiming political asylum and do not want to be returned to Mexico. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:01 AM Flag
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They say they are running from gang vioence. Go figure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:04 AM Flag
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Have you been to Central America lately? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:08 AM Flag
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So we export gang violence to LI? Not what I want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:11 AM Flag
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So we should take in a whole country? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:12 AM Flag
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If we use that as a criterion for asylum, does that mean that every last individual in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua has the right to come to America? They have been told by ACLU types that they must claim fear of persecution to have a claim for asylum and not mention a better life for their families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:12 AM Flag
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Can someone help me understand something? I saw a documentary that a family can just walk up to an official border crossing and ask for asylum and that means they would not be separated. BUT, if they sneak in and cross illegally and are found, then they are separated since parents committed a crime. Can someone share any insight as to why all those families don't just walk up to the border and ask for asylum legally? Trolls, please don't respond. This is a moral crisis, so no discussion on that. I just don't understand fully the motivation of these families either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:11 AM Flag
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Because many of the kids do not even belong to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:14 AM Flag
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Why would that matter? Why sneak in when you can just ask for asylum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:19 AM Flag
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That's right wing bullshit and you know it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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Oh, human trafficking of underage girls doesn't exist? Thanks for enlightening us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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Apparently, in Texas right now, one of the big border crossings is so backed up that it is effectively closed; people are waiting days in line (in the heat) and then just walk out of line and cross the river. Also, from what I understand, it used to be that if they asked for asylum, the kids wouldn't be separated, but now the administration is enforcing a new policy that because the asylum process will take so long, and kids are not allowed to be detained by immigration over 20 days, they immediately take the kids from immigration to HHS, who are then responsible for the asylum seekers' children during this process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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So they're separating kids even from legitimate asylum seekers? (meaning legitimate in the they followed the rules way) Any link for this info? I'd like to learn more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:34 AM Flag
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Yes. And that is what is most disturbing. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How is the person who had stomach Ian and fever last night? Did you go to the emergency room? Diagnosis? I hope you are okay! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:50 AM Flag
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Stomach pain? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:52 AM Flag
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Op: I was just coming to post an update. Was at the ER until 4 in the morning. They did all sorts of blood work and physical exams. And took a cat scan. The only thing that popped up was elevated white blood cell count which indicates my body was fighting something off. But they can’t find the infection. Off to the internist tomorrow. Thanks for checking in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:36 AM Flag
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Best of luck. I'm invested in this now. LOL. Wonder what it could be? Good it wasn't your appendix or a cyst or something. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DD is a 3.6 student-junior at a Brooklyn private (not St Ann's) ACT 31. What are some good colleges for her that are realistic? GC isn't much help. She's on some sports teams, does some volunteer work-- does not yet have an obvious passion.. 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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sounds like my kid who is at Skidmore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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check out Kenyon, Carleton, Lafayette [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:45 AM Flag
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Carleton? No way. Are you sure she's college material? What about the trades? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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my DS got into Carleton with similar stats. What's your problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:34 PM Flag
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Can you pay for private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:45 AM Flag
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Yes if you can pay full freight a 3.6 goes much further [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:46 AM Flag
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OP: we can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:47 AM Flag
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That's good then. A lot of good privates will take full pay students with lower GPAs as long as they have the standardized testing. NP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:47 AM Flag
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Retake ACT, send him to Reed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:45 AM Flag
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Bad choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:00 AM Flag
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Union, Lehigh, BU, Tulane, Colby, Syracuse, GW, American, UVM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:48 AM Flag
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oberlin [ Reply | More ]
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My DD had a 3.54 GPA at a 2T private in Manhattan. She also had a 31 ACT. She got into Oberlin, Kenyon, UCSD, Babson, U Richmond, and NYU. Ended up going to NYU. We're full pay fyi. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:50 AM Flag
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Ouch [ Reply | More ]
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My dd was 3.7 at a selective public (not a SHS)-- 29 ACT. Kenyon, Oberlin, Smith, American, Dickinson--WL at Bowdoin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:16 AM Flag
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WTF is Babson??! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:19 AM Flag
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np- great business focused college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:11 PM Flag
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horrible racist incident there last year. Didn't let DC apply [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:20 PM Flag
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In the upper end you have NYU, BU, BC. If you're not applying for any financial help she should definitely at least apply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:52 AM Flag
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^She has a very typical middle of the pack profile for these schools. And American or GWash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:52 AM Flag
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My DS had a 30 ACT and a 3.5. He applied to college in 2015 and got into Boston University, which is a very strong school that accepts "B+" type kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:53 AM Flag
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BU not strong, BC is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:01 AM Flag
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It's 37 in the country. We're good with that. Boston College is 32. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:02 AM Flag
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Does she want a NE LAC or does she want something else? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:54 AM Flag
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does she want a city school or a small liberal arts school? [ Reply | More ]
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Those were my stats and I went to NYU as a Dean's Scholar, but I had super impressive ECs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:57 AM Flag
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William and Mary, SMU [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:58 AM Flag
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What's wrong with one of the top SUNYs? Just because you can afford to pay full freight at a second tier private school doesn't mean you're getting anything for your money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:02 AM Flag
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private school kid will not survive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:04 AM Flag
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She can pull up her big girl, private school panties and manage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:12 AM Flag
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If Packer I would say Wesleyan. They send so many kids there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:04 AM Flag
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yeah but not with those stats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:16 AM Flag
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It's a great school. Both Packer and Wesleyan. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:34 AM Flag
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if she EDs I'd say its 50/50 at Wesleyan with a kick ass essay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:18 PM Flag
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Skidmore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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DS with similar stats at a Catholic private and a 31 ACT/comparable SAT got into NYU, BC, Oberlin, and American. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 09:04 AM Flag
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sounds about right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:19 PM Flag
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Pretty much our list but also Bard, Lafayette and Dickinson [ Reply | More ]
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Bates, Trinity, Colgate, Union, U Rochester, Conn College [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 05:22 PM Flag
[ - ] The woman on CNN in a detention center just said if they send me back I will come back. I want to be in the United States. Sorry, people don't have the right to just decide to live here. I can't decide I want to move to Sweden and get all the benefits possible there. 140 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:34 AM Flag
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Well apparently they can because democrats refuse to stop them. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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+2 This is on both Dems and Repubs. They both want amnesty and open borders. I loathe them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:03 AM Flag
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Rebulican want the wall and an end to catch and release. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:07 AM Flag
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Yes but I suspect most of them are lying. They want amnesty for millions. Their lobbyists tell them they want it. Seriously, they aren’t much better than Dems. ALL paid by people telling them what to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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Republicans (including Trump) want cheap labor. [ Reply | More ]
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What are you talking about? Obama deported far more people than Bush ever did. But I realize you people are light on facts and heavy on truthiness. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:02 AM Flag
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and let's give them all food stamps, housing and medical benefits. I love this country! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:51 AM Flag
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Be grateful that you aren't living her life. That sounds like a life of poverty, despair, heartbreak, snd instability. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:40 AM Flag
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Maybe you can take her in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:41 AM Flag
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This. Don't me I should take her in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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I'll do better than that. I pledge $10 to the ACLU for every anti-immigrant comment you make on here. [ Reply | More ]
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High five! [ Reply | More ]
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How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:48 AM Flag
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43. Why? [ Reply | More ]
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I’ll join. [ Reply | More ]
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Yay! [ Reply | More ]
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I’ll match that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:56 AM Flag
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Awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:58 AM Flag
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:17 AM Flag
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np: sorry to break it to you but that's not better. put your life where your mouth is and take in an asylum seeking refugee family. Have them move in with you into your house. Pay for their food, healthcare and education. Go do it. I'm waiting for you to step up. You feel so bad for them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:40 AM Flag
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Living in NYC you may not have the space but if you can donate money every bit helps. Sorry you can only challenge people one way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:42 AM Flag
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Yeah I'm waiting for you to donate 90% of your disposable income every year to help those poor refugees. DO IT! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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My grandparents were poor immigrants who came here because their home country was dangerous for them to live in and they wanted more economic opportunity. This country took them in. They had no particular merit beyond a willingness to work hard. Why shouldn't other people from other countries have the same opportunity? This story is true for almost everyone in the country - everyone who is not a Native American or the descendant of a slave. These Central American refugees will overwhelmingly deliver pizza, pick fruit and clean houses. Their children will be lawyers and doctors and teachers. Why is there so much hostility to these immigrants? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:08 PM Flag
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In Holland, an uber liberal nation, life for immigrant kids stops at 18 years of age, when the state ceases to assist them with education, health and other benefits...if interested, see this documentary: https://vimeo.com/21882734 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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Do you want to move to Sweden? You could probably get a visa. Off you go! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! Go! Go now! [ Reply | More ]
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+10000 [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:39 PM Flag
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I agree with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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I wish all that money being spent would go to poor American children and families who are struggling. [ Reply | More ]
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If it weren't for the kids at the border, OP would be critiquing American "poors." At least the American poor have gotten a break from his criticism the last few days. [ Reply | More ]
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The American poors should come before illegals. [ Reply | More ]
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So, how did you vote to help them? [ Reply | More ]
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Lol ily [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:56 AM Flag
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All those kids who deal with gang vilence in Chicago. Why aren't we helping them? [ Reply | More ]
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What’s with republicans and an inability to spell? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:13 AM Flag
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They do. They get disability to fund their drug habits. [ Reply | More ]
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Think of the homeless people who would love the shelter and meals. [ Reply | More ]
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Wait a second, people were complaining about the homeless before. Huh. Very curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:51 AM Flag
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This! What happened to, "we have to ship all the horrible lazy homeless people out of the city"?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:59 AM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
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Sure, I'm sure Trump would divert this money to poor people. It's definitely a priority for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:01 AM Flag
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He gives his salary. What do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:08 AM Flag
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Doesn't work like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:38 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:08 AM Flag
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I like how people are so brainwashed in this country that they will complain about impoverished people fleeing war, but refuse to look at income inequality. Just wow. Keep fighting for the peasants at the bottom for the crumbs, the elites will just keep laughing at you. [ Reply | More ]
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This is what I don't get. Sure, we should spend money on American kids, but then go back to catch and release. It's much cheaper than locking everyone up. Did you see the CEO of one of the kiddie jails gets 700k a year? That's not a great use of my tax dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:50 AM Flag
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OH yes, Republicans absolutely care about poor children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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The U.S. has a very long and rich history of taking in immigrants with no English language or other skills. "Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses..." US immigrants have been an integral part of our history since the 1600s. NOW you want to change the story. You should blame your ancestors who opened the gates wide open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:54 AM Flag
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Or your ancestors who came in through those open gates. Seriously, how do you think most of us got here? [ Reply | More ]
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Why does this matter now? How is it relevant? And we all stole the land from Native Americans. We are here, now. The history is just that. We need to fix today. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes and those of us who want to be a shining example to the world think that doesn't mean separating kids. Send them back, but don't separate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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Actually, no. Do you not know what happened to the Indians in this country? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:02 AM Flag
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^^^ I don't consider the Indians from below the border to be immigrants like you do, because their ancestors were here in North America before the Europeans came. They are natives to this continent. The Spanish destroyed their way of life. did you know they could farm on lakes using chinampas? Consider that farm method gone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:06 AM Flag
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Legally. Do it the right way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:08 AM Flag
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To be fair open immigration basically ended in 1924 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:03 AM Flag
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The past is the past. Now the US is full enough. I don't want my city any larger or more crowded. I want my tax dollars going towards services and citizens who also contribute. [ Reply | More ]
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It surprises you that the people who are coming across the border are doing it because they want to live in the US? Seriously? This is news to you? You are an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
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What about our American children? [ Reply | More ]
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The ones who have to take lunch home because they can't afford dinner. [ Reply | More ]
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They don't care about those kids because their kids are in private schools. Their kids don't associate with the poors. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you ‘the poors’? [ Reply | More ]
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The US is the richest country in the world. We could easily feed all our kids, and treat refugees in a civilised manner, if we chose. We could do both. We are choosing to do neither. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Where is your moral outrage for these poor American kids? [ Reply | More ]
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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you're not as rich as you think you are. well maybe you are which is why you should immediately donate 90% of your net worth to the central american refugees streaming across the border. go do it. you feel so bad for them! you can afford it! [ Reply | More ]
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What about them? [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you not care about them? [ Reply | More ]
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You can care about two different things at the same time, you idiot. [ Reply | More ]
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Why are we wasting our money separating kids from their parents at the border, when that money could be used for poor American children? [ Reply | More ]
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Agreed. These creepy companies are charging the government bank to imprison these kids. This does not come cheap. The CEO of one made 700k plus a year. I'm too cheap to pay that. [ Reply | More ]
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As if Trump supporters give two shits about them if they are 1) poor 2) brown or black [ Reply | More ]
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This! And I assume all OP's ancestors came here for the same reason. [ Reply | More ]
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They came through legal ways [ Reply | More ]
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So, tell us, why did your ancestors come to the US? [ Reply | More ]
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Mine were born here. What's the problem with coming here legally? Why is that so hard to understand? [ Reply | More ]
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You are 100% Native American? [ Reply | More ]
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Native Americans are not the rightful heirs to America. What's wrong with you that you cannot understand that. [ Reply | More ]
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The Native Americans sold their interests for beads, dollars and alcohol. [ Reply | More ]
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No. Whites threatened to kill their entire tribes of tney didnt “cooperate”. [ Reply | More ]
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No, European-Americans DID kill and forcibly move Native Americans. It wasn't just a threat, it was a genocide. What's with the lack of familiarity with American History on UB? [ Reply | More ]
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It is legal to claim asylum. [ Reply | More ]
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so EVERYONE is claiming asylum? Are they all victims or a terrible dictator? [ Reply | More ]
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of a [ Reply | More ]
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Wow. Republicans can’t spell. [ Reply | More ]
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oh, you must be so right! [ Reply | More ]
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They are victims of US-backed wars and gang activity. [ Reply | More ]
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Open your home then. [ Reply | More ]
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I would absolutely be happy to have many Latino immigrants in my town and neighborhood. I actually do now. Not an issue. What is your point? [ Reply | More ]
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And none of them are in ports doing that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:29 AM Flag
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they came to the us legally because workers were needed. [ Reply | More ]
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Legally is the key word here. [ Reply | More ]
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Legally seeking asylum is no different. [ Reply | More ]
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Trump is trying to get rid of legal immigration. [ Reply | More ]
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And if it hadn't been legal, they would have stayed home and starved or died. Because it's so very important not to break the law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:12 AM Flag
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idiot, there are laws for a reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:16 AM Flag
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oh, come on don't be obtuse. I'm a freaking Republican (barely, at this point, though) and even I can distinguish between just laws and unjust laws. This policy of separating mothers and children is just needlessly cruel and un-American. [ Reply | More ]
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You, PP, give me hope for the future and for the end of Trumpism. [ Reply | More ]
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why is that my problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:43 AM Flag
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I hate Trump, but my (lower income) relatives who voted for him distinguish between our ancestors who came before there were any social services whatsoever, and completely had to fend for themselves, in a country desperate for workers with today, when low income Americans (ie their own kids) don't have enough jobs and are getting caught up in drugs or just purposelessness, and they feel like the government has been focused too much on helping immigrants while they have been getting further and further behind. My immediate family is privileged/UMC, so this has not been my own reality, but I have to admit I get where they are coming from, even if the facts don't match their anecdata. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:22 AM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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Immigrants contribute FAR more financially than they take. Most of the "services" they use are those provided to their citizen children (aside from education). I don't see Americans lining up to butcher animals, mow lawns, do childcare, do eldercare etc. Who will do this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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I agree with you, favor increased immigration, etc. but I'm just talking about what their personal experience is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:52 AM Flag
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Books are as free for them as they are for me, or for the high achieving children of immigrants I grew up with. Education doesn't cost money. This isn't my personal experience- this is my knowledge from reading and analyzing the situation logically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:08 AM Flag
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No they don't. That's a load of horseshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:55 AM Flag
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Yep! And the people whining about immigrants are the same ones who bitch about spending too much on food, completely oblivious to the fact that agriculture is dependent on immigrant labor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:56 AM Flag
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Exactly. If Americans want to pick crops and be home health aids, great. But I see Americans on drugs and overdosing and getting disability. I see farmers leaving crops in the field because they can't hire non immigrant workers. I see American agriculture dying as workers stop coming and the fields lie fallow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:07 AM Flag
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How can there "not be enough jobs" if immigrants are COMING HERE for jobs? Why can't the despairing Americans do those jobs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:46 AM Flag
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You know the answer to that- bc they don't have the drive and work ethic and necessity to do it (instead they can just whine and complain and live with their parents until they're 35). It would be easy for me to blame them (sitting here as a lawyer married to a doctor) but frankly I can't blame them - I wouldn't want to do those jobs either, or have my kids do those jobs. But, unlike in days past, one now needs a lot more intelligence and savvy to get the accoutrements of a middle class life these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:55 AM Flag
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^ Also - this is a separate discussion, but IDA that there are jobs Americans won't do. The market just needs to correct for the wages. This would be terribly unpopular (bc the greatly increased wages would make prices for certain things skyrocket, and we wouldn't be able to enjoy such cheap goods and services anymore) but I think it would be for the better overall. I don't think having a perpetual immigrant underclass is the right thing to do... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:59 AM Flag
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You make a good point about an immigrant underclass. But a recent study estimated the wages for field workers to have to reach $35 an hour before Americans would do it. That's not feasible, and farms would go out of business, creating another issue. Look at elder care- you will never be able to pay enough as Americans can easily become nurses for much more pay. With disability, SNAP, and Medicaid, it's just not worth it for Americans to work for less than 35k or so a year, and some of these jobs just can't ever pay that. As to the underclass- immigrant kids do pretty well. I don't think it's perpetual. It's one generation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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Opiates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:56 AM Flag
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Exactly. We need to ask the hard question of why, with a drug war in Mexico, is there far more of a culture of substance abuse here than in Latin America? There is a huge cultural issue in America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Why don't your relatives' kids take advantage of all America has to offer instead of drugs? Do they really want to mow lawns and not have insurance? My guess is that their lives have been too easy, not too hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:51 AM Flag
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Like I said above, you are right, but it's easy for me to agree with you as a person living a cush life in a dual professional degreed family. Some of their kids have been very successful, so it's not as stark as I am presenting it. But it's this idea that life is becoming more challenging, rather than less so, and it feels like a broken promise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:58 AM Flag
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Honestly, it makes no sense. Life was harder for poor people before. White Americans used to work in the fields. Now they wouldn't dream of it. I just don't see how that's harder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:04 AM Flag
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If republicans really wanted to stop illegal immigration, they would prosecute the owners of companies who employ undocumented immigrants en masse. But they don’t - Repubs love the dirt cheap labor that immigrants provide, and simply lock up the brown people to score political points. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:59 AM Flag
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Best comment. This isn't an attempt to get rid of immigrant labor (which Trump himself depends on), but to deprive them of civil rights and get them to work for even less. And to pander to his bigoted core. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:05 AM Flag
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THIS! Why are employers never shamed or prosecuted... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:35 AM Flag
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Because they are rich, white, and American. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 05:31 AM Flag
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No you can't live here if you are brown or not Christian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:34 AM Flag
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they couldn't even verify this source. someone could have taped this in their basement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 10:31 AM Flag
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The real issue is, 150 million Africans are planning to emmigrate, We draw the line here and now or all of America turns in to Rinkeby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:33 PM Flag
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q81 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:33 PM Flag
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Fake news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:34 PM Flag
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Not fake, Just Google Rinkeby. Hundreds of newspapers have artices on how Sweden allowed Muslim Africans in and the city turned in to an open air rape factory. Other articles have interviews with police that refuse to patrol it because they beat cops with impunity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:36 PM Flag
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Have you actually been to Sweden or have any personal experience with the country? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:12 PM Flag
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Family in Malmo. Why do you ask? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:15 PM Flag
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lol, did you just post something from savemysweden.com ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:12 PM Flag
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I'm sorry but go to any day care or school the first few days a kid is there, and they're crying there also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:28 PM Flag
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CNN has bern demanding open borders for many years. But i have to admit they have honest coverage of what happens when Sweden allows illegals to stay. The illegals rape riot and rampage. As per this CNN story [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:51 PM Flag
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Have you ever felt desperate enough to move to another country? Go ahead, move to Sweden. My guess is that they won't take your kids away from you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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Hey people! If the Republicans didn't want these people here too, THEY WOULDN'T BE HERE. Do you see anyone arresting business owners who hire them? Nope. Do you you people here can enroll children in school without being citizens? If either of these things were stopped, that would be a huge deterrent. But news flash, neither side really cares or wants it to stop. The economic side effects are mixed, but there is a clear need for low-wage workers. So the Republican can use this issue to fire up their base and the Democrats the same. It's working for everyone...except the children in fences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 05:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I think my husband's new wife is a better mother to my kids. I recognize how horrible this sounds... 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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I'm not a bad mother, but I never was big on kids and I'm not maternal in general (that was more my ex's thing). She's one of those people who loves kids, very warm, dcs love her, she likes doing all the stupid stuff like cute homemade lunches and pinterest chore charts, she never loses her temper, she planned a huge sleepover for middle school dd that everybody in school apparently talked about. I'm jealous that I'm not that type of person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:34 AM Flag
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It's great your DC have someone like her in their life. Despite the things she does for them, she'll never be their mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:42 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:54 AM Flag
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What makes you say this? Give us some examples. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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See above. She's one of those types of people that is still close to the kids she babysat in high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:39 AM Flag
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Are you polygamists? Is your DH that guy Cody from Sister Wives? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:35 AM Flag
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No, haha. I'm divorced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:35 AM Flag
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Dude, that guy is so disgusting. I can't believe he found 4 women who want to sleep with him. Also, it's kody with a k....you know...like in klassy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:38 AM Flag
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Not being snarky. But be thankful. After following ub for years...let me tell you, there are some really crappy step moms out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:36 AM Flag
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Yeah, I know I should be grateful but it also kinda hurts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:41 AM Flag
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Better than that stepmom on here the other day who resented having to feed her 10yo stepson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:45 AM Flag
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Yep. You dodged a bullet OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:21 AM Flag
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np: I actually think this is kind of awesome. Are you and ex on good terms. I know it's weird, but I love that your kids have a 3rd parent who is really showing up for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:39 AM Flag
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We're friendly but it was a messy divorce. We have the kids appx. 50/50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:44 AM Flag
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Goid that your kids like her but no matter how many crafts and sleepovers and cute lunches—she’s just not mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:59 AM Flag
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Fake. You didn't get enough shock when you said you would give DH custoday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:42 AM Flag
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I don’t think it sounds horrible - some men and women just have “it” and enjoy doing all those little things. I think it’s nice your ex-husband married a woman who wants to be a part of their lives and that does NOT replace you! I hope you and the stepmom get along well (or, at least, cordially). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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I know a similar family. Stepmom is amazingand the kids love her. But their mom is also a great woman, just a different personality and style. They are lucky to have both of them in their lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:55 AM Flag
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No it doesn’t. That you recognize someone else in this situation is amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:18 AM Flag
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You are brave . I would die inside . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:17 AM Flag
[ - ] I love green rolling hills. Where in the US can I find a lot of beautiful hills/low mountains? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:29 AM Flag
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South Dakato, Virginia, WV, Maryland, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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Holmes County, Ohio [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:35 AM Flag
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Asheville NC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:38 AM Flag
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Adirondacks, NY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:42 AM Flag
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Vermont [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:55 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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much of Pennsylvania [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:59 AM Flag
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NC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:07 AM Flag
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Kentucky? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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The Blue Ridge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 04:01 PM Flag
[ - ] DD is a camp counselor. During training, they were doing icebreaker activities, and one of the other counselors shared that she has a baby. She's 16 and in high school. My dd was pretty shocked. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:22 AM Flag
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Lucky she didn't grow up when I did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:23 AM Flag
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It happens. Good for her for not aborting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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That's a good diversity experience for your DD. Not everyone is like her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:26 AM Flag
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This. She is starting to experience that not everyone is the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:28 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:37 AM Flag
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+3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:57 AM Flag
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I went to public school and tons of girls had babies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:28 AM Flag
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I went to public school and no one had a baby. wtf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:05 AM Flag
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My guess is that you haven't been open and frank with her. She is way past the age to be shocked about something like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:29 AM Flag
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OP: My dd is 15 and in 9th grade. She doesn't lead a sheltered life by any stretch, but just hadn't seen this before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:37 AM Flag
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That's pretty sheltered. She doesn't have older girls at her school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:46 AM Flag
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np- I certainly never knew anyone who had a baby in HS until I was in my 20s. I guess it is sheltered, but not that uncommon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:56 AM Flag
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They aborted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:02 AM Flag
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Oh, I'm sure there were pregnancies. But no one actually had a baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:08 AM Flag
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Apparently she hadn’t heard of it either or thought only horrible gross disgusting stupid mean people got pregnant at 16 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:49 AM Flag
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I also have a 9th grade 15 year old and she would be shocked too. Her peers are thinking about college and studying for exams and sure, dating. But they are not mothers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:18 AM Flag
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Your dd is easily shocked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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My girls both go to a TT high school and I think the experience is some what isolating, in good and bad ways, to the real world. But yes, girls even her age have children. 16 is plenty old enough. In the school I went to growing up, 12/13 year olds had kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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4 out of 10 girls in the US will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20. This is MUCH higher than other developed countries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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Yep!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:40 AM Flag
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Yep!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:40 AM Flag
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That's because we make it impossible to get birth control. So happy that my OB agreed that a Pap smear is no longer necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:06 AM Flag
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It's not quite that high, and that is just the rate of pregnancies. The number who actually deliver is much smaller. Motherhood is a HUGE role to take on for a teenager in modern American society. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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When my father taught at a middle school in Paterson back in the 1970s, one-fifth of the girls were pregnant or had delivered by the time they reached ninth grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:05 AM Flag
[ - ] My friend is getting married in early October in the Bahamas. Why would they do a wedding in hurricane zone during hurricane season with is August, September, October. Why not just wait another month and do it in November? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:17 AM Flag
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Why don't you ask them? I couldn't possibly know the answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:18 AM Flag
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My guess is that it’s cheaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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This. Plus if it's Columbus day weekend, lots of people have off to travel. November gets too close to thanksgiving and holiday season. Even though it's hurricane season, the chances of an actual hurricane are slim. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:21 AM Flag
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For sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:00 AM Flag
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It depends on where it is. Some parts of the island chain rarely have any issue with hurricanes. If its Nassau or where the Atlantis is, you'll be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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Um, they get hurricanes in Nassau! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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Not according to our driver a couple months ago. He was very informative. He said they get the remnants, but never a direct hit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:42 AM Flag
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cheaper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:26 AM Flag
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It's cheaper. If you go, buy travel insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone, or anyone you know had a long-distance relationship work out? If so tell me how you or your friend worked it out? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:10 AM Flag
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DH moved for a job a few months after we met. We dated long distance for a year and then he found something and moved back. We’ve been married 9 years this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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Happy anniversary! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:21 AM Flag
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DH and I were long distance for a year before we got married. It was really hard for me and I missed him a lot, but now I think back fondly on that time and the sweet emails we sent each other about how much we missed one another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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How long before you were engaged? Did you get engaged while he was living away? How far? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:21 AM Flag
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He was in LA, and I was in Boston. Before we were engaged. I would visit him one month and then he would visit the next month, so we would we would fly out every 8 weeks, but see each other every 4 weeks. It was actually pretty cute counting down the days until we would see one another. We got engaged shortly after that. We were 25 when we got engaged, 27 when we married, and we are 33 now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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I'm 30, and almost every couple I know who is married was long distance for at least a year. I'm thinking of the past 3 weddings I went to. One the couple was long distance for 2 years while the wife did her MBA. One the couple was long distance during all 3 years of law school. One the couple was long distance when the Dh went to med DW and the wife was still in college. One was long distance when one went to residency when the other was still in med school. Long distance is extremely common. Easy to do now with facebook video chat and flights being very cheap, especially if you have a credit card that accumulates miles. There are other cheap flight life hacks too, if you google them you will see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:22 AM Flag
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Tell us the details of your relationship. If you are over age 30 then do not go long distance without being engaged first. If you are in your twenties then no big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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We're older and divorced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:52 AM Flag
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I was. DH and I would keep our skype open all night while we slept so it felt like we were sleeping next to each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:25 AM Flag
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awww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:26 AM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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DH and I were long distance while we were engaged. I would post on UB about how much I missed him. Most people were nice. Others told me I was pathetic and sounded whiny. Typical UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:27 AM Flag
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In my experience long distance works best when the couple are introverted homebodies who are very busy during the day and then come home and video chat with their significant other. It works less well if one person is always "going out" with friends and isn't consistently available to talk since this can cause distance and also paranoia about cheating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:29 AM Flag
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I know people who did it and it worked and then people who did it and it didn't work and they blamed the distance but really I think they would have broken up anyway even if they weren't apart. I think if you really love someone then distance isn't an issue, but it you are just lukewarm about them then the distance is going to speed up the end of that relationship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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Yes, I pen-palled with an engineer from Kiev for 5 years, he came to visit and stayed three months with my family. Came back a year later and we have been married for 7 years, 2 DCs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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That is so cute. How did he originally become your pen pal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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A website called students of the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:44 AM Flag
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What do you consider long distance? Plane flight away or just a few hours away? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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Few hours DC-NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:51 AM Flag
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Long distance for 6 years (plane flight away). Very hard. Some cheating on his part, very hard. We are married now and it is a lot better being together. In the end I love him and couldn't see myself with anyone else. No, I don't fully trust him but we are late 30's, I'm financially independent and I'm pragmatic about this stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:06 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else feel that the summer is never going to end? I love our kids, but the mess they make... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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It hasn't started for me. Plus, DD will be in day camp, so it will be the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:05 AM Flag
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Are you SAH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:05 AM Flag
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OP here: Nope, WOHM. They don't have mountains of homework, so they are "at large" after camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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Make them pick up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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Huh? I just friggin started [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:05 AM Flag
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It just started. DCs are at day camp and having a blast and the mess is no bigger than during the school year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:06 AM Flag
[ - ] It hurts my feelings that none of you participated in my Wheel of Fortune watching party. I hope you'll reconsider before tomorrow. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:02 AM Flag
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Lol. I don’t watch, but enjoyed your post. Hugs :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:02 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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No. The last time I watched it was in the 80s and maybe while waiting for carryout Chinese food. I'm a Jeopardy fan myself. You can have WoF. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:03 AM Flag
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OP; Ha! Well, to put you in your place, I actually was ON Jeopardy!. You would probably recognize my face, if it were all made up by that nice lady in the green room. Best I ever looked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:05 AM Flag
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Cool. I wasn't putting YOU down by the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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I watch Wheel only for a minute because it comes on after Jeopardy and I ALWAYS watch Jeopardy then switch the TV off before that inane audience shout of "Wheel. Of. Fortune." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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LOSER ALERT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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as opposed to someone commenting on her post.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:07 AM Flag
[ - ] 16yo DD wants a galaxy instead of an iphone? Pros/cons? Is that uncool or weird - I know it sounds stupid to ask, but she is a teenager. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:59 PM Flag
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Even if uncool or weird, so what? She's probably a million times more interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:01 AM Flag
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I have a Galaxy. It's perfectly fine. Apple is good if you need a ton of hand-holding. Android is better for users who are more adept at using their phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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My DS and his friends all have the iphone X, but my DH has a galaxy, and my DS and his friends like some of the features. I don't know if that helps at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:20 AM Flag
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Boy are you brainwashed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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It is just a phone you know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Where do people in SF have weekend/beach homes? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:57 PM Flag
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tahoe [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:41 AM Flag
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Carmel, Napa, Hawaii. We don't have hot, humid summers so there's less demand for second homes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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there's beaches, mountains, wine country, etc - many people don't want to limit themselves to one place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:34 AM Flag
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Stinson. (Feinstein) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Last WHEEL post... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:54 PM Flag
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Hate that this nerdy guy won [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:55 PM Flag
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A something OF something [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:55 PM Flag
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A group of cops? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:55 PM Flag
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guys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:55 PM Flag
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TOO HARD! Seriously, if you guessed the right consonants to get "A group of" you couldn't get "Kids" And vice versa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:56 PM Flag
[ - ] I just want to complain about this idiot mom at my preschool who is always neglecting her son that I am prompted to find her husband and ask him if he knows what's going on. She ALWAYS forgets something. We have water play every day and she forgets the pack a towel or water shoes for her DC at least once per week. She forgot that we weren't having hot lunch this week, so she ran to Starbucks and bought him a bento box and shoved it in my hands to give it to him. Then, she shows up late EVERY SINGLE DAY because she let him sleep in, or she had family out of town, or she was sick, or something was going on with her other kids. IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. Then, she sends her kid to school with a runny nose and claims that it's allergies, even though he's had a runny nose for months and it's always green or yellow. Then, she forgets to cut the grapes in the kid's packed lunch. Some people just cannot deal with life. I feel sorry for her kids. 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:50 PM Flag
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Who are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:52 PM Flag
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I'm the class mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:56 PM Flag
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Correction. She is the perfect mom. If only the preschool were to give out medals for never missing a towel, always being on top of whatever little events of changes in lunch schedule, always packing a perfect lunch and never sending a kid to school with a common cold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:01 AM Flag
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Yes there's one in every group. I feel for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:52 PM Flag
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Do you work at the preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:52 PM Flag
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No, volunteer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:56 PM Flag
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So...you SAHM and either have one child or have help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:00 AM Flag
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I have a 3yo. I do not take on more than I can manage successfully just so that I can say that I am winning at life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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That was a yes, I guess? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:05 AM Flag
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IME, the bitch moms raise little bitches and assholes. That’s massive failure, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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Great, OP. Set the bar low so you can consider yourself a winner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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This partially why I had an alcohol problem. Knew that DD's teachers would be running to UB to judge me. Instead of standing up for myself, I just drank more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:54 PM Flag
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Just a note that some preschoolers can actually survive grapes and those Starbucks bento boxes are pretty appealing to a toddler while still being nutritious. Maybe give her a break? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:55 PM Flag
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Np: I don't think the issue if the health of the Starbucks bento box, ra that she's so disorganized she had to go and buy lunch after not bringing it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:01 AM Flag
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Omg! She forgot his towel! She bought him lunch from Starbucks! She didn't cut his grapes! That's OUTRAGEOUS!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:56 PM Flag
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I know, call the cops! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:02 AM Flag
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Be grateful to be so privileged that “OMG Starbucks bento box lunch!” is your idea of parental neglect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:56 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:00 AM Flag
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It's junk food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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Grapes, cheese, possibly eggs and crackers? At most those things have chocolate covered raisins (5 of them). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:20 AM Flag
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Full preservatives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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Retard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:04 AM Flag
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Haha true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:32 AM Flag
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lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 03:04 AM Flag
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There’s no reason kids should be kept home for a runny nose, as long as there is no fever. Everything else you said is equally stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:58 PM Flag
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Listen, he's in preschool and I am doing my best. And I'm sorry my best isn't good enough for you but my kids are safe and loved. I know you're judging me, but quite frankly, I don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:58 PM Flag
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You should call CPC asap, such neglect is likely to result in endangerment to a child, I am surprised this kid is still alive. This is such horrible parenting, it's essentially child abuse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:59 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:00 AM Flag
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Heh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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She has more than one child and I have to tell you preschoolers are like 3 kids....cut her some slack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:59 PM Flag
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This is NOT neglect. This is a frazzled mom. You lead an extremely sheltered life if you view this as neglect. I’m sure CPS has Starbucks bento boxes on its list of “things that necessitate immediate removal of child.” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:02 AM Flag
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lol this is hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:03 AM Flag
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OP’s nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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I feel sorry for your sad trolling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:03 AM Flag
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Lol. Nice try troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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Why do you care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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I think I would like this woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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Same. In fact, at first I thought the post might be about me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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I thought it was about me for a minute there too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:53 AM Flag
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NP had to read to the part about preschool to be sure it wasn't me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:23 AM Flag
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Who has this insignificant of a life that they notice these things about other parents and kids? I bet she’s actually a good mother, but you sound like a huge bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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Water play every day? At preschool? Troll.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:37 AM Flag
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Yes, in New Orleans. It's in the 90s here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:58 AM Flag
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Eh, don't feel sorry for her kids. Better than micromanaging every aspect of their life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:39 AM Flag
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I feel sorry for your kids because you seem to think it’s only a mom’s job to take care of kids. They have a father too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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I was late to drop my child at preschool 95 percent of this year. So were at least half the other parents. I think you are being waaaay too tough on this parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:06 AM Flag
[ - ] Sorry I'm not a fast enough typist to commentate on a pop up. But here comes a real category: What Are You Doing? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:49 PM Flag
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I was correct in predicting N - G - I. Now... who knows? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:50 PM Flag
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Something and matching? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:51 PM Flag
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or watching? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:51 PM Flag
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Aha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:51 PM Flag
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Commentate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:09 AM Flag
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as opposed to, say, comment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:36 AM Flag
[ - ] DD got offered a job at google and turned it down to get a phd in english. I am so angry. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:49 PM Flag
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Is she getting tuition, room and board covered by the university? Are you planning to support her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:51 PM Flag
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It's a fully funded program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:52 PM Flag
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I would NOT pay for this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:52 PM Flag
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Pretty dumb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:52 PM Flag
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I know. There goes 6 years of her life and the $250k we spent on undergrad. All for nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:54 PM Flag
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Wow. You are something else. Maybe she will be a brilliant English lit professor at Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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Please. I looked up outcomes for people in HYPS programs and some of them become high school teachers in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:20 AM Flag
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I thought you UB moms were all gung ho on quality education? Does working at Google trump that? How? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:38 AM Flag
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Don’t be angry. Google is run by communists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:06 AM Flag
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So are PhD English programs. But Google pays better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:14 AM Flag
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Haha. Touché. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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Not your life. And honestly I am with your DD. If she gets a good tenure track position it can be a nice life, and rewarding too. Corporate world not for everyone nor are tech companies. And it's not like she is dealing drugs or something , get a grip (wait, are you fake?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:21 AM Flag
[ - ] So proud of the trump admin and their tough policy stance on illegals. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:48 PM Flag
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he is definitely fulfilling his promises, I will give him that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:49 PM Flag
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Which one? Getting Mexico to pay for the wall? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:53 PM Flag
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enforcing immigration laws [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:02 AM Flag
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well mostly he deserves credit for the very effective Zero Tolerance Policy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:03 AM Flag
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So... can you get back to me on the wall? How’s that going? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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he is losing on the physical wall, I don't think he has a shot of making it happen, but he has certainly changed immigration and not just the Mexico drama, I work for an outsourcing company, our company has been shifting their hiring towards Americans since 2016, our people on visas are having harder times getting extensions - I happen to have access to the executives (though i am not an exec) and they are frequently having discussions about what Trump might do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:12 AM Flag
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Surprisingly helpful response. That being said, you’re heartless. Win some, lose some. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:16 AM Flag
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I am so pleased to see this, too. So tired of feeling powerless against the corruption that surrounds illegal immigration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:15 AM Flag
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Isn't it time for you to go away? Perhaps it's time for your nap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:57 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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Yes, we're going to look back on this with pride...we separated parents from their children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:00 AM Flag
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I feel sick every time I see a photo or video of a small child crying because they've been separated from their parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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Yes, he’s got “not human” just about covered! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:07 AM Flag
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Yes, he’s got “not human” just about covered! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:07 AM Flag
[ - ] On the plus side: DD said she really liked the broccoli I served her. On the minus side, it was asparagus. Would you correct or just thank and move on? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:47 PM Flag
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Move on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.18, 11:52 PM Flag
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On the stupid side you feel the need to poll UB about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:38 AM Flag
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Just chatting. Lighten up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:20 PM Flag
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How old? Normal cognitive functioning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 01:04 AM Flag
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 02:54 AM Flag
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10. No, not UB normal -- only 98 on the "g&t" test. We're so ashamed! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.18, 12:21 PM Flag
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