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[ - ] I hate fall. Hate everything pumpkin-flavored, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, leaf peeping and talking about leaf peeping, apple picking, apple cider, and the sense of impending doom that winter is coming. Feels like you can't admit that IRL. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:32 PM Flag
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I guess you don't like the song "Autumn Leaves" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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+1. Not working right now so I'm enjoying the moment a bit more, but usually it just feels like the beginning of the end to me with little to look forward to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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I love fall, nature looks beautiful, idc about apple/pumpkin things related. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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I used to love the fall. But because I hate the winter, I don't care much for fall either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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I love fall and winter but it must be difficult to be you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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Why? I love spring and summer! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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I love all seasons! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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I love winter. Pumpkin spice lattes, SNOW! Let it snow, let it snow. All the old holiday songs. It's the most wonderful time of the year. Good cold snuggle under a blanket weather, warm by a fireplace weather. Sip chai, apple cider and hot chocolate. Go to the Christmas tree forest with Santa. Hannukah 8 days of celebration, build a snowman, ride a sled, have a snowball fight, I LOVE WINTER!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:37 PM Flag
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All of these things are terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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This made me laugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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I'm sorry. Is the sun blocked out in the winter where you are? Sometimes us humans just need a star. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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I need a sunlamp 24/7. Hate being cold, hate the gray sky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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How do you get through January and February? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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January has New Years! And there's a Groundhog Day and a Valentine day. You can ice skate in January too! You can still build snowmen and make snow angels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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lol Winter Mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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I just love it because it makes me think of people coming together against the elements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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Football playoffs!!! Ski trips! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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It's my favorite season! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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I miss fall! Been in LA for 13 years... you can have winter though... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:42 PM Flag
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That's why half of America gets into football. To survive the fall/winter. Not a solution for you but saves many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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I love football, it's the only tolerable thing about fall IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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Go to youtube (or Doonesbury) and look up Pumpkin Spice Movie Trailer. It's for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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I just watched it - very funny, so true - enough with the damn pumpkin spice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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I like fall simply because I'm an introvert and it marks the beginning of acceptable hibernation for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:59 PM Flag
[ - ] DS has to sit for the SHSAT tomorrow at Stuyvesant. Any one know of a coffee shop or library to sit in while he takes the test? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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There's a Le Pain nearby .Also a library a couple blocks down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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No but I'm sure if you walked around for 2 or 3 blocks you'd find something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:32 PM Flag
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Barnes and noble nearby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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Whole Foods on Greenwich has a cafe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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Battery Park City has a lovely library. For shopping, Century 21 is also nearby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Ah, memories. The cafe at Barnes & Noble and the Pain Quotidian. Good Luck to your DC!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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he doesn't need it, he is getting all the time he needs to take the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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You're not OP, are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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Library and pain quotidian on the block at Murray and North End Ave. World Financial Center another block down. Or, cross West St and hang out at Barnes & Noble on Warren St There's a Starbucks there and a bed bath and Beyond. Whole Foods is there too with a massive seating area upstairs. You should be able to keep yourself occupied. I heard the weather will be terrible, so you want to stay indoors. If it is no raining, walk over to the WTC pools and check them out if you haven't yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:02 PM Flag
[ - ] WAHD here. Just finished carving the pumpkin and now roasting the seeds for a delicious snack for the kids when I pick them up from school 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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Whoop Dee Doo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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Recipe for seeds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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rinse the seeds off, put them on a cookie sheet with some water, add some salt and some butter, stir them when the butter has melted. Roast em till they're nice and brown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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Can you eat the shells? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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yes. Fiber-licious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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I don't know that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:37 PM Flag
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Do you do anything with the actual insides of the pumpkin? Pumpkin pie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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Pumpkin pie is made from the flesh of the pumpkin not the stringy insides. The pumpkins used for carving are not ideal for pie because they have a high water content. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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You know your shit, wahd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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no, I compost them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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How long is that? 15-20 mins? at what temp 350? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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I rinsed the seeds and boiled them for a few minutes in salty water, then drained and tossed with olive oil and more salt and put on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven. Checked every 5 minutes and they were browning at about 15. So crunchy and good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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^^^oops, NP, not OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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I love roasted pumpkin seeds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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When does the "W" part get done? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:30 PM Flag
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np. What kind of "W?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:30 PM Flag
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WORK? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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Financial editor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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Aka blogger? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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LMAO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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in between my quaint homemaking endeavors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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We just roasted the seeds, too, and they're delicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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U carved pumpkin without the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:42 PM Flag
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Last time dw slept with you and enjoyed it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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sometime shortly before menopause set in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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WOHM. did that last night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here have long-term disability insurance (not from employer but ins company)? We are looking at it now, having taken care of all the other crap (homeowner, life, etc) and quoted around $4,000 a year to get $200k of yearly benefit if invoked. This just sounds so high relative to the chance it is used. Any thoughts? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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Our independent financial adviser strongly recommnded buying it. The younger you buy, the better the price. Do some comparison shopping and just go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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we got the employer stuff for a paycheck debit- it's just getting ridiculous the total outlays for various kinds of insurance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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are the benefits taxable? you may be able to get away with less coverage, especially when you count in the public and employer benefits [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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i have no idea and i count myself as financially savvy but this is an area i have no clue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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and the insurance companies are experts at being confusing as hell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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If you pay yourself, the benefits are not taxable. The problem is that it can be difficult to get SS to pay and many people do not get employer benefits for more than a few months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:40 PM Flag
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The people I know who have it are self-employed, mostly physicians and the like. the chance of using DI is far greater than the chance of using life insurance (chance of disability is greater than chance of premature death) and the benefit can be far more. $200K/year to age 65. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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thanks for that input. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:40 PM Flag
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I got mine through the AICPA and is much cheaper, but you have to be a CPA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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good idea to look at prof org (I am CFA) or alma mater. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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It is a very good idea to get long-term disability, but you have to be really careful when buying it. You want the kind that kicks in if you are unable to work in your industry, not in any job at all. Also there is something called long term care insurance that is not at all worth it, that's not what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:42 PM Flag
[ - ] If a private organization was in process of getting well over $100 million in taxpayer money from NYC residents, but told the city it wasn't allowed to look at their "operating practices" but would let them look at their finances to make sure they were running in the black, would you wonder what they were hiding? Why isn't anyone allowed to look at whether your organization is doing what it is supposed to be doing? If a group home for children is getting millions of dollars and told the city agency they could look at their books, but not look closely at how they ran their group homes, wouldn't you be suspicious? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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^^If a homeless shelter getting hundreds of millions of dollars said that you can look at our books, but you aren't allowed to see whether we are really providing the beds for homeless people that we say we are, wouldn't you be suspicious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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i wouldnt pretend to know what market standard is for disclosure between private entities and the govt regarding services contracts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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^^^If a museum getting tens of millions of dollars to run a program for school kids, and then told the city "you can look at our books, but you aren't allowed to check whether our museum is really serving the number of kids we say we are serving, nor looking at how we decide which schools get to participate", would you be suspicious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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Yes, it's like the damn Susan G. Komen profits that go mostly toward advertising and not cancer research. THINK BEFORE YOU PINK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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^^^If Susan G. Komen got tens of millions of dollars from NYC to run a breast screening program, but then told the NYC auditor that they could only look at their books, but were not allowed to look at the breast screening program itself to find out if it was running the way that Komen said it was running, would you be suspicious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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YES. It would seem facist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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But Susan G. Komen does good work! No one should question how it spends money! If it shows you financial records that says it spent the money this way, why do you need to actually look at the program to make sure it is doing what it is supposed to be doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Because you need to make sure no one's hand is being sweetened in the deal. Transparency is a must. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Look at the crazy responses on here. They believe that transparency is evil! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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Transparency is necessary but I think your facts are tainted by your axe to grind. I think people think your child failed out so it's too personal for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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I wish the facts were tainted and that I was wrong. I believe in transparency, and I believe that the reason that SA has spent so much money to fight a real look at how they run their schools speaks volumes. If they didn't have anything to be afraid of, they would have welcomed a close look at their practices instead of hiding them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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^^^If a NYC program to teach disadvantaged kids how to excel at math received tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money, but then told NYC that they were ONLY allowed to look at their financial record, but were NOT allowed to see if the program was really serving the disadvantaged kids it claimed to serve, would you be suspicious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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you were much more interesting yesterday. today you're a droning idiot. just go away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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go away pr girl. success is just better. results dont lie. and the teachers union sucks. they will continue to suck no matter how much they pay you to come on here with your bullsh$t [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:30 PM Flag
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Why don't you just answer the questions? You think that it is fine for a homeless shelter to refuse to let the city look to see if it is doing what the city is giving them money to do! Just ADMIT IT! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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+1. Anti-sa troll, not one is going to be answering your questions. we know talking to you is pointless exercise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:42 PM Flag
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NP and +1,000,000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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It sounds like SA is going to let Stringer (who owes his career to teachers union BTW) do the audit thank GOD. maybe it will shut the troll up. I just can't stand these people - it is beyond pathetic and so deeply and depressingly self-serving and hypocritical that they are obsessed with everything about SA except the fact that they have a school serving kids from the POOREST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY that is ranked #4 in the state. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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They are NOT going to let Stringer do the audit. They are only going to let him do the "audit" that they feel is appropriate! Which means he is not allowed to examine suspension rates of 6 year olds and whether those kids are the ones who leave. He is not allowed to see if the so-called wait lists really exist at most of the schools. He is not allowed to see if they are utilizing the space they have taken from much poorer public schools because they claimed they would have more kids than actually enroll. He is not allowed to look at any of their practices, period. But they promise to show him some financial records showing that they paid xxx dollars to teachers and xxx dollars for books. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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You're right. Stringer should do all those things. Then he should do the same thing with the district 75 schools that get 2x the money of regular schools yet recently let two kids DIE, and push out many LD kids to attend private schools that cost $40K/year (which happened to FOUR KIDS out of a class of 60 at the d75 school my child attended). Then he should audit the 143 Title 1 schools in this city where less than 10% of the kids passed the state tests to find out how they spend their money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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he should do this as well. it is awful what the DOE does with the SN DC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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please shut up. if I was taking money and school space from the city combined with millions from the Koch brothers and choosing only children whose parents are involved and could hire and fire teachers at will without dealing with the unions, I would be able to have an award winning school also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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You know that admitting that Success Academy thinks "transparency" is an evil word is something that wouldn't wash with the public. So of course you will not answer the question! lol! You'd either have to admit that no one should be able to audit Success Academy, or you would have to say "of course there's nothing wrong with transparency" which Success Academy hates so you can't say that either. It's a dilemma, isn't it? I get why you don't want to respond and I would feel the same way if I were in your shoes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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there is no transparency in the DOE or teacher's union either. sucks, doesn't it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Don't engage this famous troll. She is being paid to post here, why do you bother? It's like answering those nighttime spammers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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i definitely don't think she gets paid. she just does it bc she is obsessed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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THANK YOU! You just proved that Eva Moskowitz is afraid of transparency! Now she is claiming it is okay for her not to be transparent because the union isn't transparent? Got it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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when they have 100 yrs of dysfuntion, like the NYC school system, then you can argue for transparency. but first i want transparency from the 100 yrs of ineptitude that is the DOE/UFT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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^^^If NYC taxpayers gave the Anderson PTA $100,000 to run an after school program for the low-income students at Anderson, and Anderson said "you can look at our financial records to see that we did pay money to people to work on this program" but you can NOT actually look at the program itself to see if it actually served the low-income students who we say it served, would you be suspicious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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if NYC spends $100 million on a program to feed hungry children, and wanted to make sure that the organization it gave the money to was actually feeding all the hungry children in the way it had promised, should that be allowed? Or should the non-profit organization that got the $100 million say "here's our financial records to show you that we bought food and paid staff" but we aren't going to let you see anything else about the program itself and whether it really served hungry children (and how many of them it served). Or would you be suspicious of the non-profit organization that takes lots of money to feed hungry children but tells the people who gave them the money that they can't look closely at the program itself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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General Topics 10.31.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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are you referring to success academy???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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Shhh....they are the only non-profit who gets to TELL their funders what they can and cannot look at. It's a great deal! I think Susan G. Komen wants that deal, too -- should they get it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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how do they get 100 million from TAXPAYER money?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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"Success Academy, specifically, has expanded rapidly, and a recent estimate said the city could pay the organization as much as $165 million by 2020." http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2014/10/31/comptroller-stringer-intends-audit-charter-schools.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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^^^But that's not reason to AUDIT them! They are beyond audit because they are perfect! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:02 PM Flag
[ - ] I am the woman with the alcoholic sister who has two children..on is 18 and lives with her dad now. The other, who is 14, is still across the country with his mom. I realize that the 18 year old hates her mother and she blames her for everything wrong in her life. the 18 year old uses a wheelchair. Both children love their dad and, honestly, if I didn't call them or have them up for a couple of weeks in the summer. I would never hear from them. Their father works but has children by three different mothers. He has a terrible temper and can be very immature. I guess I'm asking why I try to have a relationship with my sister and her children. My sister has really only been in my life when she needs something. I never hear from her two kids unless I contact them. I know the father has been disparaging my sister their whole lives... I believe he probably undercuts me as well. Should I just let them all go? I'm trying to think how the Buddha would handle this. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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I think you should just let them go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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+1 we're all gonna be dead anyway [ Reply | More ]
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you know.. you're right. I can feel the 18 year old's anger at me. She probably hates me, too... ps I've spent thousands on her air flights, outings, clothes bullshit. She doesn't even send me a card... she's in a wheelchair but I mean anything .. a phone call text to chat.. anything.. I never ever hear from the little guy. I feel sad [ Reply | More ]
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Don't be sad. You did good. I try to do good only for the sake of doing because people can really disappoint. That means i don't do a lot of good, lol. You did good and that's enough. But learn and don't repeat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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What are you getting out of all this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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I thought I'd have a close relationship with my niece and my nephew and that they would love me and want to be with me.. It has never happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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Maybe try again next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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yes.. thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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I would send cards and probably small gifts for holidays and birthdays but otherwise, not reach out anymore. That way, you keep a small connection going and they can reach back to you if they ever are mature enough to do so. Sorry for this, it must be very painful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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Thank you for answering. and thanks for the advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:32 PM Flag
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Little guy is only 14. It's hard for most kids to reach out to an adult to talk. Especially ones who haven't had proper social behaviors modeled. And 14-year-old boys barely can grunt out a hello. I feel bad - he needs you but probably has no idea how to connect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
[ - ] HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Carve a pumpkin, be safe, hand out treats, and don't eat too much candy! Don't get too scared if you see spooky stuff. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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BOO ! [ Reply | More ]
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Bippity boppity [ Reply | More ]
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Ok captain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Motherhood phrases that I absolutely hate: "Tummy time" "Date night" "Play date" "Put him down [for a nap/bed]" "Boppy pillow". Anyone else? 44 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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lol- tried to arrange a play date for 10 yo DD only to be told she doesn't do play-dates. She hangs! [ Reply | More ]
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op- haha, I gotta start using this instead [ Reply | More ]
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How old are you? The last time I heard the expressions "She hangs" was in the 60s. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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preggers, dream feed, breast is best, "we" are pregnant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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LOL dream feed! totally. [ Reply | More ]
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Date night is not a motherhood phrase. What do you call it when you go on a date with your husband when you have really busy schedules? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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"going out to dinner" [ Reply | More ]
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What if you don't yet know what you're doing, but you know you're going b/c you have a standing "appointment" and someone asks you to do something important on that night? You'd rather say, "I can't. I'm going out with my husband?" [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, that's exactly what I'd say. Despise "date night" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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Then, I guess you don't want to know what DH and I are doing this evening... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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I shall call thee Lady Vitriol Mom. Arise fair Lady of Ire [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't Boppy pillow a brand? [ Reply | More ]
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yes, OP just seems cranky [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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op- so, I hate the name of the brand [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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I hate "baby" used without the, our, my, your, etc. as in, "we want to do whatever is best for baby". [ Reply | More ]
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LOL. That's a really good one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
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That is a seriously random list of things to hate. [ Reply | More ]
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This is sad. There are so many things to be upset about in the world. The language surrounding the birth of a baby shouldn't be on anyone's list of "things I hate," but as they say, haters are going to hate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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oh please! it's all in good fun [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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doesn't sound like fun to have your sensitive ears offended a lot [ Reply | More ]
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You're the only one that sounds offended! Sorry if you went around saying "we're pregnant" for 9 months. [ Reply | More ]
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Screen time [ Reply | More ]
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None of those bother me. Preggers and kiddos do, though. [ Reply | More ]
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Not necessarily limited to mothers I suppose, but I LOATHE "hubs" and "hubby" [ Reply | More ]
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"Little ones" and "littles" [ Reply | More ]
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I always cringe when I hear, "Shut the fuck up and get yourself a Hot Pocket. I'm watching Housewives." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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omg lol [ Reply | More ]
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I hate "mommy." I am Mom or Mother, not "Mommy." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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Well, I am a mommy. Nice to meet you, mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:30 PM Flag
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reverse cowgirl. [ Reply | More ]
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Potty, yummy tummy, basically anything that's babyish. [ Reply | More ]
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what is a yummy tummy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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I can't STAND when people take pictures of their babies. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 Especially if they have dressed the kid in baby clothes. [ Reply | More ]
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Littles as in "I'm taking the littles to the park... C'mon littles!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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Mommy's night out. I can't hang out with df anymore because she will post and hashtag anything we do without the kids #momsgonewild [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:37 PM Flag
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"Little man" [ Reply | More ]
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Binky. Preggers. Baby bump. Quality time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny is getting married, we're giving her an extra week off this year for her honeymoon. How much money do you think is appropriate to give/spend on wedding gift? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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$500 if she is a great nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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You already did enough. I never got an extra week of for my honeymoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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This! I used my PTO, had to save it up all year so I could take 3 weeks like I wanted. I had to forego other trips/ days off, like you do when you're saving up for something. [ Reply | More ]
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Is this a paid week off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:02 PM Flag
[ - ] I need to buy a thank you gift for a very close family friend that did a bunch if legal work for me with no charge. He is in his late 30s and lives in NYC. Budget around $1500. Any ideas? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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American standard stratocaster [ Reply | More ]
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Amex card [ Reply | More ]
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Nice briefcase and leather bag? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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case of really nice wine, if you know what he likes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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Does he like nice wine? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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Either a check for $1500 or a gift certificate to a really great restaurant in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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A check ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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yes, lawyers love to be paid! Not being paid is way too common an experience, even in the best firms. It's a "dirty little secret" of the profession that even the big partners have to make calls to follow up on non- or late-payers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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He has his own practice and he is like a brother to me. I'm looking for gift ideas. Have any? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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A lifetime subscription to Consumer Reports. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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Then he definitely needs a nice electric guitar to keep in his office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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OK, then my second recco was a restaurant gift certficate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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^^ but it's still true that cash trumps all gifts for lawyers, maybe not your brother, but most [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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Weekend in the country at nice resort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Mayflower Hotel in Washington, CT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Isn't that more expensive than $1500, though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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for a weekend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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I agree with Cash, Wine/Liquor if you know what he likes, Gift Card for hotel or restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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^^^ or a combination [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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NP- I don't think cash is a good idea. He specifically said he was doing the work at NO Charge. That's like handing him money that he said he didn't want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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NP: Ditto. No cash or checks--he did this as a favor and OP should come up with a nice gift as a thank you. When a friend did us a huge favor (design work) and wouldn't take pay, we bought him a case of very expensive wine we knew he wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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American standard telecaster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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Sports/concert tickets? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And, doggone it, people like me! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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Nah, they're all talking about you behind your back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Ok enough. Just take the Tootsie Roll and go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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I like you OP! [ Reply | More ]
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that makes one of us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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Better than 0. :D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:32 PM Flag
[ - ] My nanny out of the blue just Asked to be paid in cash instead of her usual check we issue every 2 weeks. She didn't give a reason. DH said no. I think it would be a hassle to get that much cash every week from the bank since you can't get that much cash out of the ATM. Anyone else's nanny ask to be paid in cash? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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No but mine gets direct deposit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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I do direct pay. Maybe she never gets to the bank and then has to wait for the check to clear. It may be a hassle for her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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What is direct pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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I would pay cash. Do you pay a real living wage? Does your babysitter have health insurance? If you pay 15$ per hour she most likely needs Medicaid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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You would assist an employee in committing benefits fraud? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Does she have a bank acct? If she's really struggling she may be using a check cashing service, and they charge outrageous fees. Or she may be living paycheck to paycheck and not have any cushion to tide her over if her bank won't release the money until the check clears. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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np: This is a great point; I have noticed recently that our PT sitter has been cashing her check sometimes in the evening on the day I pay her, and am wondering if she's using a service, so decided to start paying her in cash (but I can take the amount I need out from an ATM). I used to do a bank transfer with our old FT nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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We do automatic direct deposit every week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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well, we pay in cash for tracability reasons, so it's probably quite standard in nanny circles. It is a hassle to go to the bank every 14 days, but I just do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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Split he difference and set auto transfer to her account? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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I paid cash each week though, so it was possible to withdraw the amount I needed. (had a FT nanny until this past year when my youngest DC started K). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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We pay the nanny in cash [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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sometimes it's annoying, but is it THAT hard to go to the bank every week? or take out a larger amount of cash once/month? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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just pay her in cash! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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I think everyone who pays off the books should pay in cash. why have it traceable that you are breaking the law [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Name the top 3 neighborhoods in Manhattan that you would NOT want to live in (Excluding bad parts of Harlem). I will start--1. Fidi 2. Murray Hill 3. Hell's Kitchen 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Anyplace btw 30th and 60th. Hate midtown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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True. I don't love murray hill myself. But I have a 1800 sq foot modern loft there for $6500/month, so it works for my family of 5 quite well. Far better for us than squeezing into a tiny place in a cooler area of town. [ Reply | More ]
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What about one of the boroughs? Personally I would rather live in an outer borough than almost all Manhattan neighborhoods. Maybe just different strokes though :) [ Reply | More ]
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OR: Our jobs are both in Manhattan- we can both walk to work from our home. That's much more quality time at home with our 3 kids, compared to if we lived elsewhere. And we love all the family friendly activities within walking distance to our home (for exampled, madison sq park is a few blocks away and has fantastic programming for children). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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Cool. Walk to work trumps all ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Seriously- it's the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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THIS but I would make 12th to 64th with exclusions for lower Fifth and Gramercy Park. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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Where do you live, or exalted one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:32 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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I like HK. You have like 6 subway lines within walking distance. Restaurants, bars, parks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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Schools are terrible and it's mostly walkups. You also have to like the gays. Signed HK mom who moved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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You must have moved before the construction boom because there are now apartment buildings with not only elevators but doormen too. As for the public schools, there are other options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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This is dopey. You wouldn't want to live on Central Park South overlooking the park?? Also, Sutton Place is very nice, if now sort of off the radar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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You must bored [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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Who on here isn't?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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Ugh really don't like you [ Reply | More ]
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What is wrong with Murray Hill? [ Reply | More ]
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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Ues, midtown, tribeca [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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Moving to Murray hill next week. It's not what it's used to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Ita good ps and very family oriented [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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Area around 70 and Riverside where all the Trump buildings are. West side highway, and you are so far from everything. Long walk to get to Broadway subway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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I'm bored and will play, and for the record I live in Harlem and love it. I wouldn't live in Inwood (too loud), on the UES east of Park (too crowded), in the East Village (I'm too old). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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And where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
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OP- Ohio [ Reply | More ]
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Soho, Chinatown, anywhere Midtown (btw 25th/60th) [ Reply | More ]
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UES, UWS, Tribeca [ Reply | More ]
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Good lord, ITA. I'll add Soho to complete the Tour of Insufferable Smugness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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East New York, Brownsville, anywhere on SI. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^sorry, reading comp fail. [ Reply | More ]
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stretch between MSG and times square, midtown east, chinatown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Would not want to live anywhere downtown (so south of 23rd). Sorry. Too fully of B&T partiers and 40 year old parents acting like they're college students. Plus insufferable hedge fund wives in Tribeca and Soho. Maybe carve out the West Village, but that's it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:48 PM Flag
[ - ] where can i find cute, inexpensive rugs? i like the styles of west elm and crate and barrell but can afford like 1/3 of the price. tia 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ikea [ Reply | More ]
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ooh good idea thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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barf [ Reply | More ]
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Marshalls/Home Goods [ Reply | More ]
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This - Home Goods is amazing. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Overstock [ Reply | More ]
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rugsusa.com [ Reply | More ]
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target, pottery barn, home goods even better [ Reply | More ]
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Pottery barn is more expensive than west elm [ Reply | More ]
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Ebay [ Reply | More ]
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Qvc [ Reply | More ]
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Wayfair [ Reply | More ]
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CB2 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Great Ideas- thanks ladies [ Reply | More ]
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Cute? Again? What makes a rug "cute"? [ Reply | More ]
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a rug with frolicking bunnies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Favorite Facebook Poster (If they exist) 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I like the crazies. The ones who tell you all of the sordid details about why their life is falling apart. It is like my own little mini-series. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Lol this x 1000000 [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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this. we say things like “ooh, i hope this character stays on the show.” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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My DH had a school friend added, she was 350 pounds and dropped a bunch of weight, she keeps posting pics of her everyday meals, post pics showing her 350 fat belly, her post pregnancy belly, how many times she goes to the Gym, her struggles with divorce, her coach bags for sale, her daily struggles, it was funny at the beginning, it became annoying and DH deleted her. [ Reply | More ]
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that is a good one. very inspirational. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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just to be clear - I was being sarcastic. [ Reply | More ]
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np. I got it. I also have FB friends like this. [ Reply | More ]
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spinoff- give me your craziest facebook poster. I have one woman that is out of her mind ( I grew up with her). One day her teenage daughter posted and called her a drunk and said to get home. She responded by calling her daughter a slut who raves all the time. Crazy stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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train wrecks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone else noticed that children of celebrities tend to be overweight? Not all of course, but many more than you'd expect 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Huh? No [ Reply | More ]
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I can't think of a single example. What are you talking about [ Reply | More ]
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She's talking out of her ass. Or day-drinking. [ Reply | More ]
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John Travolta's kid, Arnold and Maria have at least one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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JT's kid had autism and was likely sedentary (among other issues). [ Reply | More ]
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No, I don't notice because I have a life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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My cardiologist neighbor has 2 obese children. It really surprises me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Um, no, haven't taken a survey of celebrity offspring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Like who? Can't think of one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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Not idea, I don't even know the children of celebrities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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The only example i can think of is Chaz Bono [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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That's exactly who I thought of first, although I don't really care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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I've noticed that celebrities who clearly have eating disorders often have chubby daughters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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example?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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I don't want it name them, it's not fair to the daughters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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whenever i see a slightly chunky famous kid i assume they have a more normal life so i guess normal weight = signs of health to me anywhere near celebrity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:30 PM Flag
[ - ] So does Chicago deserve its semi-official nicknames of "Chiraq" or "Chicongo," or is that a bit overstated? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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Sadly, some parts do, but it is very contained. You would never just happen to find yourself in those neighborhoods. It doesn't affect most of us in the city, which is probably why more isn't being done about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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ITD. Much less contained than in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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Maybe. I live in Chicago but spend a lot of time in NY for work, and honestly, I never feel unsafe in either. I hear far more about crime in Chicago, but always in the same neighborhoods. The statistics are something like 95% of all gun shot victims have a friend or family member who has already been a gun shot victim, so it does seem to be at least somewhat contained. Although now I probably just jinxed myself... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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Who uses these, Fox? I'm from Chicago, and I've never heard of these. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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Really, I hear the first one a lot from out of town friends and family making sure I'm safe, which I think is so odd. It hit a new high (low?) when my Israeli relatives called during the bombings to check on us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Ah. I don't read the Daily Beast. When did Michael Daly start writing there? And what does he know about Chicago? Did he move there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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only people on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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There's a lot of crime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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shootings galore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:30 PM Flag
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Only on the Southside. It's like the government forgot that neighborhood exist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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West too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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Let's talk about the bright idea of putting an while foods in Englewood? Um can we at least start with an affordable grocery store in the food dessert? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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Seriously. At least a Mariano's would be more accessible. A Strack and Von Till (or whatever that one on Elston is called) would be perfect. They do a nice job of carrying decent meat and produce, pre-made foods, and house brands for really reasonable prices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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Shit, even an aldi. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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And the Westside... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] As if it was a completely common thing, friend referred to her 7 year old son as a "pusher." When I told her I had no idea what that was, she said that her son pushes his poop back in with his hands. No joke. Has anyone ever heard of something like that?? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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WHAT?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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I am so glad my kids never did anything weird like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Happy to say I had not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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anal retentive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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DA FUQ???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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Dare I say the kid is "full of shit"? :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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Gay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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It is weird but he might experience "pleasure" like this, just like when a kid masturbates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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Completely disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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Never heard of anything like that before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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OP. Ok, I'm glad it's not some common thing that I was totally unaware of. Friend was so nonchalant about it, I thought I must be the clueless one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Why would a kid do this?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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I heard of a guy who froze his poop and used it as a dildo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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I wish I could unread this, that's disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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O M G ME TOO- BEYOND DISGUSTING [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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I would never invite this kid over now. There isn't enough purell in the free world for me to want to share a chip bowl with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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OP. lol. true. Luckily this is their oldest kid and I only have a kid close in age to their youngest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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This is fake. And I have never said that before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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OP. I promise you this isn't fake. OF course, I have no way to convince you. But I promise- 100% real. They are kind of a messed up family as it is, so this is actually really sad and leads me to believe their issues are much, much deeper than what I even know about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Yeah about seven or eight inches deep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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NO! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 07:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Does the DSW at 79th and Broadway have a decent number of kids shoes? I didn't see any when I went, but someone just said she is convinced they do? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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I don't think they carry children's shoes at all. Or are they downstairs with the men's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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I don't think any do. I believe they only sell kids' shoes online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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I have never seen kids shoes there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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That's still there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:05 PM Flag
[ - ] NY Mag says flip phones are the "cool girl" phone. And here I thought I was just being cheap and avoiding emails... 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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I AM cheap and avoiding emails. But glad I'm a cool girl now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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op: We took a lot of shit for a few years, but now it's our time to Shine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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Those pictures of Lindsay and Scarlett are clearly old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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What goes around comes around, my friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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Cool? Bwahahahaha! Not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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You don't sound very cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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np They sound like an anime watcher bwahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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My burner is a flip phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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Man were they low on material. Every single major social icon in this city has an intstagram. As much as I love Anna Wintour her endorsement of a flip phone is not ground breaking, it is just that she is old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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