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[ - ] Reed, 35, is a registered Democrat and small businessman. “By the end of the debate, Clinton never said a thing to persuade me that she had anything to offer me or my family or my community,” Wondering... what do Democrats offer the young nowadays given that most aren't unionized nor have pensions? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What did he hear Trump offering? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:36 PM Flag
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He most likely doesn't feel that his family benefits from more illegal immigration and more free trade deals. Those are deal breakers for many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:37 PM Flag
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Econ, in which Trump is much more solid for the typical voter than Hillary's status quo: “Have to say Trump had the edge this evening, he came out swinging but also talked about specifics on jobs and the economy,” Reed said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:38 PM Flag
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Trump's a used car salesman with a pitch he likes that has no relationship to the product he is selling. It's like you have seen a guy cheating tons of customers but he offers you a good deal and you are gullible enough to say "I'm sure he won't cheat me just because he has a long history of cheating everyone else." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:46 PM Flag
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welfare, illegals in my good public school sucking the PTA dry with free lunches, students needing aides. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:37 PM Flag
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OMFG Do they at least speak English? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:42 PM Flag
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yes, they're guatemalan with accents but speak english decently. actually some don't have accents bc they were born here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:59 AM Flag
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The PTA does not pay for lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:00 AM Flag
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at our suburban public, we do not have a cafeteria. the pta runs a lunch program from different vendors. the pta gives free bagels, pizza, and the cheaper entrees to the illegals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:58 AM Flag
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Reed said Clinton came across as either smug or as though she was reading her résumé, adding there was nothing on her résumé that touched on his life. “I am a small businessman, a farmer, come from a long line of farmers and coal miners. The policies she talked about tonight ultimately either hurt me or ignore me,” he said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:39 PM Flag
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Wonder why Democrats take these voters for granted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:39 PM Flag
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Link? I'd like to hear who it was that looked this hard for the one guy that thought Trump won the debate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:41 PM Flag
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lol They are based in PA, the kind of people the Democratic party left behind with NAFTA and the like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:43 PM Flag
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But trump is out to screw the small business man just to benefit himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:42 PM Flag
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It's shocking. But it looks like the GOP will be more in touch with the anti-free trade & anti-illegals sentiment of the average voter going forward than the Democratic party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:44 PM Flag
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When I was young, as now, it wasn't what could be done for me, but whether our principles were generally aligned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:42 PM Flag
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Hahahaha the more you post, the more we all know you trolls are shitting your pants. Keep posting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:44 PM Flag
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One thing they could offer is to enforce the damn law and carry out some deportations to eliminate labor competition, but they are afraid that will make them seem racist. So the party is ineffectual, and will lose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:45 PM Flag
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These are the kinds of posts that make me laugh. Deportation under ICE/Obama has been the highest it's ever been. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:47 PM Flag
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Because of all the people that flooded here because of his executive order. Remember? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:52 PM Flag
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How dare you let facts get in the way. Trump doesn't believe in facts. Facts change every day depending on who he is talking to and which reality he is living in that day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:53 PM Flag
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Obama had to deport way more people because so many came at once - remember? Executive order? Ring any bells? Facts? Hello? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:59 PM Flag
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These people believe what they want to believe. This man isn't going to vote for a woman and is looking for reasons not to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:55 PM Flag
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This! He'd rather buy from a used car salesman who has cheated all his friends because he is a guy than buy the car from the woman. At the end of the day, he doesn't mind being cheated by the real man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:58 PM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:01 AM Flag
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Reed sounds like a blithering imbecile and the gene pool would be better off if he were rendered sterile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:03 AM Flag
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I bet he believes the birther stories, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:07 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:11 AM Flag
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Given that most human workers will be replaced by machines in the next 50 years, I think the Democrats offer the only solutions. Society will need massive public housing, medical care and income redistribution in order to provide for the bulk of the population. A very small upperclass will pay very high taxes to subsidize this and to avoid an all out class war. But no one can come out and paint such a dire picture of the future so we have to move people there incrementally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:24 AM Flag
[ - ] The Billionaire Whose Clinton Foundation Ties Could Be Trouble for Hillary Clinton 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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WOW! "Clinton really must like Giustra—or his jet—an awful lot, because he borrowed it 25 more times, according to the Washington Post" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:33 PM Flag
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"In Colombia, where his investments include oil, timber, and coal mines, Giustra dined one evening in 2010 with Bill and Hillary Clinton, who both met with Colombia's president the next day. Soon after, one company in which Giustra holds a stake "acquired the right to cut timber in a biologically diverse forest on the pristine Colombian shoreline," Schweizer writes, and another was granted valuable oil drilling rights." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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Let me guess, both Giusta and Bill Clinton partied with coke like there was no tomorrow. Like in Bill's good old times back in Arkansas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:36 PM Flag
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"A similar situation had unfolded in Kazakhstan in 2005. Giustra and Clinton jetted in to dine with the country's authoritarian president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Days later, Giustra's mining company signed an agreement giving it stakes in three state-run uranium mines in addition to those it controlled in the U.S. After a $3.5 billion merger, the company was eventually acquired by the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom. Because uranium is a strategic asset, the sale required (and received) approval from multiple U.S. agencies, including the Department of State, then run by Hillary Clinton." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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how convenient!!! "A similar situation had unfolded in Kazakhstan in 2005. Giustra and Clinton jetted in to dine with the country's authoritarian president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Days later, Giustra's mining company signed an agreement giving it stakes in three state-run uranium mines in addition to those it controlled in the U.S. After a $3.5 billion merger, the company was eventually acquired by the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom. Because uranium is a strategic asset, the sale required (and received) approval from multiple U.S. agencies, including the Department of State, then run by Hillary Clinton." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:34 PM Flag
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LMAO!!! This is just too much. Giustra: "I would think, Oh my God, there is some connection between all the good stuff that's happening with Giustra and his donations to the Clinton trips." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:36 PM Flag
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Who does the "research" for you guys for your posts? You can't be doing this all yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:45 PM Flag
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Can't be reading the news ourselves? No, that would be impossible. Who reads things about stuff & shit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:53 PM Flag
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too bad trump doesn't have the skills to exploit this. it's disappointing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:52 PM Flag
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I think he will get to it if it's close at the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Where do you think Chelsea Clinton's DC will go to school? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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If SS, Brearley and Collegiate. If coed, prob Dalton or HM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:12 AM Flag
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Which preschool is her daughter at? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Under pressure, Clinton Foundation’s Canadian arm reveals 21 donors 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:25 PM Flag
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Link? I would like to know more about nefarious doings of Canada. I thought they were American friend! I am so disappointed in the failed policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that lead to this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:48 PM Flag
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Deflection. Obfuscation. Distortion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:52 PM Flag
[ - ] The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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So I guess we're ignoring the huge Jet with TRUMP !!!!!! on it. ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:46 PM Flag
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You do not sound very bright. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:48 PM Flag
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That is extremely suspicious considering Canada an secret enemy of US interests! I would like more of these information. Link? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Canadian Partnership Shielded Identities of Donors to Clinton Foundation 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Canada is not American friend. Canada is sending their worst to America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:49 PM Flag
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Dude, are you drunk right now? This article has nothing to do with whether Canada is or is not an 'American friend.' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:51 PM Flag
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Canada is not an American Friend. Wake up. Clinton Foundation is taking money from Canada and not telling people. THINK and don't just believe what media tells you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:04 AM Flag
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Ok crazy lady - no one knows what the hell you are talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:09 AM Flag
[ - ] LOL "Third World diplomats say NYC is grosser than the Third World". Full disclosure here: I was born in a third world country. The reason this is true is because USA immigration attracts the bottom of the barrel of 3rd world countries like Mexico in great numbers. The few H-1B visas cannot make up for the lack of education of those masses. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The superintendent at a nearby apartment building said the number of homeless people in the area had surged recently — and was ruining the Big Apple’s reputation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:25 PM Flag
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LMAO: "Indian diplomat Man Soni faulted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration for not addressing the problem." [ Reply | More ]
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Which country were you born in? [ Reply | More ]
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THAT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS WAKE UP YOU DUMB AMERICAN WOMAN. YOU ARE SO TUPID IT MAKE ONES HEAD HURT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:46 PM Flag
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Well, then. I guess you're in the U.S. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:05 AM Flag
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Even if you consider Mexico to technically be a "3d world country" - I don't think you understand what that means, and Mexico is not even close to being "bottom of the barrel." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Those of you with au pairs, any countries with which you have had good luck? Germany, Brazil, Poland? Thoughts? Looking through candidates and I feel like it's so random. Any tips appreciated. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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I had several au pairs as a kid, and have met many more through friends. This is totally anecdotal, but IME the best are Scandinavian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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Keep an eye on yer dh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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We had the exact same experience [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:07 AM Flag
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I have several friends who have used au pairs for the last 10 years. Some were ones who made me think about stealing them away because they were fantastic. The worst was from Colombia (dealing with the kids) and Germany (immature and irresponsible). The best three were from Germany, Colombia and Mexico. I have known probably 15 au pairs over the years. If we were hiring I would focus on culturally German (so German, Austrian or Swiss German), Colombian or Mexican and be really diligent on the skype interview. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:28 PM Flag
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but you said german immature and irresponsible??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:31 PM Flag
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They are individuals. Some au pairs are a trainwreck. Some are amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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thoughts on brazil? will they not want to go home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:33 PM Flag
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I have only known Brazilians who did study abroad or who live here permanently, no au pairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:33 PM Flag
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I have only known Brazilians who did study abroad or who live here permanently, no au pairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:33 PM Flag
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okay, thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:36 PM Flag
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I would look for someone in their mid 20s. [ Reply | More ]
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DH always preferred the Polish ones [ Reply | More ]
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Countries where they want to go back, Sweden, Netherlands etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:31 PM Flag
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why does that make a difference? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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Many from countries like Poland are looking to never go back and will do most anything to stay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Help! I have to send an email to my boss right now explaining why we missed a $500,000 cost in a budget estimate. I wasn't directly involved, but have been asked the question of "why the f*%& wasn't this included? Need help with what to say that sounds better than "we forgot." 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:19 PM Flag
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^^^Unless I just say it was overlooked during the budgeting time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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We miscalculated, it wasn't made clear, it seemed to be included but it wasn't, it was an unfortunate oversight and it won't happen again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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Do you know more specifically what happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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Construction budget for a new office. IT neglected to do a line item for the equipment needed for the network infrastructure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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Ok, that's easy. The person preparing a budget didn't realize new infrastructure was needed (because they're not in IT). IT didn't realize they were supposed to contribute an item like this to the budget, or that it wasn't already accounted for (because they're not in accounting and dont realize what the accounting department doesn't know). This is not anyone's regular job. Moving forward with this project, you will plan larger meetings with all departments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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OP - I just had to send it, said that it was cost we overlooked during budgeting. Ugh, I'm kicking myself right now. IT should have realized they needed actual equipment to run an office, but I just wished I had caught it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:28 PM Flag
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OP - the best part is this all went down while I was just at storytime with DB. My phone was blowing up during head, shoulders, knees and toes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:31 PM Flag
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OMG WOHM nightmare. Go have a drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:39 PM Flag
[ - ] This country is going to shit. What passes for news, what runs for president, the mass murders, the widening income gap. Isn't there someplace better? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:16 PM Flag
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Of course! I'm already planning. We live in Manhattan but feel surrounded by already third world countries, like Bronx. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:18 PM Flag
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The US is one of the best places in the world to live. That's why everyone wants to come live/study here and get citizenship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:28 PM Flag
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This. Let Canada wear our shoes and walk a few miles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone's kids really have time to play on school days? I feel like by the time DD gets home, does homework, does chores (not onerous but maybe half an hour a day) and we eat, she really doesn't have time to play at all. Is that just the way it is? She's in third grade, public school. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is this after activities? On days we have no activities we have a ton of time to play, home by 3, bed is at 8:30, homework is 20 mins (4th grade) + reading. That still leaves 5 hours to play [ Reply | More ]
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No! Non-activity days -- she gets off the school bus at about 3:15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:33 PM Flag
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Sure. DS is in 4th grade on and days he comes home he is off the bus at 3:30 and we don't usually eat until 6:30-7. He often gets his homework done on the bus (and even when he doesn't it isn't particularly time consuming) so he often heads out to play with neighborhood kids for at least an hour or 2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:38 PM Flag
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My 2nd grader does homework and eats snack in the car while we are in traffic to get his brother. On days we don't have an activity, he plays when we get home, before dinner. 3 hours play time. On days we have an activity, he gets about 1 hour. [ Reply | More ]
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What chores can 3rd grader do for 30 minutes? My 7th grader doesn't even have time to read for pleasure. My 1st grader does he in 3 minutes and I think he will always have more time-just different kind of kid even though #1 is possibly higher IQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:43 PM Flag
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OP: Setting and clearing table, folding and putting away laundry, pet care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:48 PM Flag
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My kids get home from school by 3:15 and do homework for 15 minutes. They play outside from 4-6 and than eat from 6-6:30. They go back outside until dark. They come in after 7 and watch a tv show. They wash up and read from 7:30-8:30/9. In the fall, they play from 3-5 and do their homework after because it gets dark earlier. [ Reply | More ]
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my dc is in 3rd grade,nyc public and he plays every single day- mostly outside in a playground with his friends. He gets nightly homework, takes a bath and we eat as a family. there is time for nightly reading. HIs chores are minor like stripping his bed sheets, setting/clearing table, etc. not time consuming. [ Reply | More ]
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I work. So by the time my 2nd grader and I get home, do homework and eat dinner, there's little to no time for her to play before getting ready for bed. Thought I was the only one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:27 AM Flag
[ - ] I just bought a $27 pair of underpants. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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no you didn't! [ Reply | More ]
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I love Hanro cotton! [ Reply | More ]
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hanky panky? [ Reply | More ]
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Link it. Will tell you if it's worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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Nah. I don't want UB raining on my parade. I like them and bought 9 pairs. [ Reply | More ]
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Please tell me! I bought 8 pair of $20 dollar and they changed them and I don't like them anymore. Don't leave me bare! I am forced to go cammando [ Reply | More ]
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Sigh [ Reply | More ]
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Meh. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a 27 year old Ivy League educated professional, and the word underpants makes me smile every time I hear it or read it. [ Reply | More ]
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I like it so much better than panties though. Lol. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: "Panties" is the worst. [ Reply | More ]
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What is wrong with panties? Underpants sounds like something a 12 year old boy wears. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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Panties is such a creepy-sounding word. I say underwear instead of panties. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: this [ Reply | More ]
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What is creepy about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:45 PM Flag
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There is underpants and underwear that define that object of clothing. Why do females need a silly word like panties? A silly word that is over sexualized. That's my opinion but maybe someone else has another but I know more than one woman who hates the word. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh & I am NP not the woman who wrote creepy but I agree. [ Reply | More ]
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That sums it up really well. [ Reply | More ]
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You're fucking crazy. "Over sexualized????" You people look for reasons to think about genitalia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:22 AM Flag
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They're freaks. [ Reply | More ]
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No it's what your 82 year granny would say. [ Reply | More ]
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Jealous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:40 PM Flag
[ - ] My chairman just told me how much of a raise I'm getting for a promotion that I got 3 years ago. Academic physician. It is a pitiful amount with a tiny bit of retroactive pay (to July of this year) tacked on to thank me for my patience for waiting 3 years. At my annual faculty evaluation this year he said he's embarrassed by how underpaid I am. So this adjustment is really disappointing. WWYD? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What do you think the issue is - is the institution hurting right now? [ Reply | More ]
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At annual evaluation he made it sound like at the time of the promotion there were some issues but it's fine now. [ Reply | More ]
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Start shopping your resume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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look for another job. [ Reply | More ]
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What's your total compensation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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$170k, New York [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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Oh well... it's not as bad. [ Reply | More ]
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What's the going rate for academic physicians in New York? [ Reply | More ]
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Academic medicine pays poorly, esp in NYC. I put up with it because my institution (Cornell) has great benefits..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Kind of odd but hear me out: At least 1x a month I see someone drop something of value in the street (money, keys, a whole wallet, etc.) and I pick it up and run to give it to the person. It seems like no one else sees it happen. Do I have a special talent for this or does everyone else just choose to ignore the dropped item? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I do this too, and my theory is other people ignore it. It makes me nuts. I also pick up trash if it's not too disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
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Me too. And it's both. Most people don't want to be bothered. So they say nothing. And I am observant. [ Reply | More ]
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You have a special talent. I don't see these things happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:28 PM Flag
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I think some people are just not very observant in the world. It amazes me the things I notice going on around me or new in the environment that my DH never saw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:33 PM Flag
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I find lots of things on the street. I am an unhappy person and always walk looking down on the street, when I'm alone. I found 20$, 50$, even 100$ ( that's sort of a interesting story, I was walking the dog to the park early morning, not many people. Saw a coffee cart and made a mental note I don't have even a dollar for a coffee. Walked 10 yards, saw what looked like a 20. There were 5 bills, neatly packed. Felt bad for whoever lost them, but there was no one around who might have lost the money.). Found some non expensive pieces of jewelry, too. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm self trained to look at the ground in my work so I notice money and dropped things all the time. I always return. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:54 PM Flag
[ - ] My toddler drinks my Starbucks iced coffee. How bad is that? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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Tall or Venti? [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's no big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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decaf? has more chemicals but caff is really bad for kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:01 PM Flag
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does starbucks use the safe methods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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It's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:14 AM Flag
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Mine always had sips of my coffee & one of them is 6'4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Its good that you're sharing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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I used to do this all the time with little pipettes (through straws) of little tastes. NBD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:50 PM Flag
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Lol. And likes it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:11 AM Flag
[ - ] A Mexican cartel has released a video of a man having his hands and feet hacked off, his face skinned, and then his throat cut with a dull blade. Why the hell are we not building a fencing system along the border and shooting anything that tries to come across??? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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or, we could legalize drugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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why would we do that? to create more addicts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Moron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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I don't think it's moronic. We could then trace where this comes from, collect taxes on it's sale and keep everyone safer. Move the trade from violent thugs into the light. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Says the drug addict. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:19 PM Flag
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This would solve so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:40 PM Flag
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Do you watch the Isis execution videos also? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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I don't know, TrumpBot. You tell me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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Zzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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Dunno [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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Because we're too busy killing each other with guns on this side of the Rio Grande. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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Because... the more illegals, the more future votes for the Democrats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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In the United States, our police officers, the ones who are supposed to protect people, are murdering black men in cold blood. Should we build a fence around them too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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No they aren't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:44 PM Flag
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Do you remember Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez? Mexico should want to keep our psychopaths out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:51 PM Flag
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Combined, those men did not kill as many as the cartels have killed in the last 2 months. And all of those men were active 20 years ago at least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:03 AM Flag
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The fencing system/separation barrier will also keep Americans from crossing illegally into Mexico, of course. Mexico will receive that benefit for free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:09 AM Flag
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thanks Sasha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:07 AM Flag
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I think you mean Malia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Manhattan moms of 8th-graders: How are you ranking SHS? I think dc will have the score to get into Stuy but I worry it's too competitive. Other SHS seem so far. 51 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.27.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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Depends on the kid and the 18yo. Personally, I would be inclined to take responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:54 PM Flag
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You don't rank on whether dc will have the score or not. Rank the schools in order that you want dc to attend (in consultation with dc). Period. Everyone else's choices don't matter. It is only in a very small universe of over prepped children whose parents peruse the cut off scores that people care whether one school's cut off is higher or lower. What they care about it whether their dc got into their first, second, third, or 5th choice school. The higher the score the higher the chances of your child getting his first choice no matter what it is. So dc tries for a high score. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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I guess I wasn't clear. We could go either way with Stuyvesant but since dc will most likely get in if we rank it first, we might want to consider ranking something else first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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^And obviously, the higher the score, the higher the chance of getting into first choice. DC will most likely get into first choice no matter what he ranks. Therefore, what should we rank first if we are on the fence about Stuy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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You should rank the school that you prefer! If it is Stuy, rank it. If it is not, rank the other schools. There are plenty of very high scoring kids who rank one of the many other schools first because that is the school they want. That leaves more room for the lower scoring kids who want Stuy as their first choice and many of them get into Stuy because the students who have higher scores prefer a different school. It works out for everyone! It's the beauty of the ranking system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:04 PM Flag
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I'm actually looking for helpful responses. But thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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I am trying to be helpful to you. Children who are successful at Stuy are not there because they happened to get a high score and therefore could get into a school they didn't want to attend. They are successful at Stuy because Stuy was their first choice school. The students who score high can attend any specialized school they want. But only if they rank them in the order in which they want them. The very high scoring students who outscored many students at Stuy but who liked Bronx Science do very well at Bronx Science. Or at HSMSE. Whether or not your child "could" score high enough for Stuy should have nothing to do with how your rank schools. I would tell that to a parent who liked Stuy and who thought their kid wouldn't score high enough. So what. Rank Stuy first and the other schools in the order in which you or your kid likes them. Sometimes those kids get into Stuy. There is no gaming the system, and it is a bad idea to rank a school you don't want higher than one you do, just because you "think" your dc will get into that other school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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Let's try again. My dc can get most likely into any SHS he wants to. We aren't totally sold on Stuy. What might be some other SHS that are competitive but don't have a terrible commute? This question is for anyone but you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:18 PM Flag
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I was trying to be helpful to you - I'm sorry you are so angry. You seem really focused on making this all about how your dc will get into Stuy. You could have just said "I live XXX (which you didn't mention) and I don't know if Stuy is the right school, what other specialized high schools might be good?" But then you couldn't have mentioned your dc was sure to get into Stuy, which is actually irrelevant to the question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:23 PM Flag
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Um, I said "Manhattan moms." Indicating I live in Manhattan. And it is relevant to the question, because my point was that dc could get into ANY SHS, so what options for Manhattan dcs would be good if Stuyvesant may not be our first choice. I'm not angry. I'm just puzzled as to why you can't seem to wrap your head around this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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She's an idiot. Ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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I apologize -- I did not read it closely. I really was trying to be helpful as there are people that seem to think if you don't score high enough for Stuy and you ranked it first, it will hurt your chances for your second choice school, and it doesn't. FWIW, I know people who are very happy at HSMSE. It is a very different feel than Stuy because it is very small in comparison. Same with HSAS which is a great choice if your dc prefers humanities to math and science. Depending on where you are in Manhattan, either Bronx Science or Tech are possibilities. They are a bit different in cultures -- Bronx Science has more of an upper west/upper east side Manhattan vibe, along with Queens, and Tech has a more Brooklyn vibe. If the commute to the other two schools is near equal from wherever you live in Manhattan, then go with the school dc liked better at the visit. Trust dc's feelings when both schools are fine and commutes are fairly similar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:34 PM Flag
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NP: Your responses are not helpful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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But she doesn't want to rank Stuy first.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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...and she only doesn't want to rank Stuy firs because he is likely to get in. If he was very unlikely to get in, she'd have no problem ranking it first. Right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:38 PM Flag
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No. You missed her point completely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:59 PM Flag
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You missed mine. That you don't rank schools based on the probability that your child will get in or not. You rank them in the order in which you prefer. It doesn't matter whether your child has a 100% chance at a school or a .01% chance at the school. If she doesn't want her dc to go to Stuy, she shouldn't rank the school first. It doesn't matter whether her dc's chances are 100% or 10% or 50%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:23 AM Flag
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Right. That's exactly what she said. If she ranks Stuy first and her dc has the top score, her dc will get Stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:39 AM Flag
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I agree. That is true for every single child who takes the SHSAT. If they get a top score, whatever school they rank first they will get, whether Stuy or Bx Science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:07 AM Flag
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lol - I'm sorry but re-read what you just posted. Are you saying that if dc was highly unlikely to get in you'd rank Stuy first? The order in which you rank has nothing to do with whether your dc will or will not get in. It has to do with your preference for your child. Period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:01 PM Flag
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Nope. For SHS the order matters. For non-SHS, the order does not matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:06 PM Flag
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The order "matters" in that if you have a very high score, you will get your first choice. And if you don't have a very high score, you will get a much lower choice. That is the only way it matters. So you rank the schools in the order that you want them. Period. Some kids rank Stuy dead last. So what? It does not change whether they get their top choice or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:08 PM Flag
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As I made clear, my dc will most likely have a very high score. You seem to have completely misunderstood both my post and the way SHS admissions work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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If your dc would not "most likely have a very high score" but you preferred Stuy, you would STILL rank Stuy first. You seem to have completely misunderstood the way SHS admissions work. It doesn't matter if you have a .001% chance of Stuy. If you like it the best, rank it first. Same with whether you have a 99% chance of Stuy. If you like it the best, rank it first. If you don't, rank the school you like the best, first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:16 PM Flag
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I'm not going to argue with you. I'm looking for schools other than Stuy to rank first. If you could stop replying, that would be great. TIA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:18 PM Flag
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why would someone rank stuy last? that would be a waste of their pencil. if someone scores high enough for stuy, they are getting into any other SHS they rank above it. No one will ever get stuy if they don't rank it first. So really the thing op needs to do before the SHSAT is decide if she wants Stuy or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:34 AM Flag
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and if she doesn't want stuy, then no need to list it at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:37 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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The order most definitely matters. If you rank Brooklyn Latin first but have the score to get into Stuy, which you rank second, you will get Brooklyn Latin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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OR above: Yes, because you PREFER Brooklyn Latin! So it doesn't matter whether you could have gotten into any other school you don't prefer! Why would you want your second choice just because you "could" get in? Maybe you can explain it to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:14 PM Flag
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I don't think that is what OP is asking. In any case you are spreading misinformation. Order matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:19 PM Flag
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Believe it or not I am trying to be helpful to OP. Whether or not her child could or couldn't get into Stuy has no effect on how you rank schools. That is why it is a good system. You rank the schools in the order in which you prefer them. Of course you won't get into Stuy if you rank it second, but that's because you had a school that you wanted over Stuy. Order does not matter in terms of admissions, except that it makes it more likely that you will get your top choice. Every student who prefers Stuy should rank it #1. It doesn't mean they are less likely to get into their #2 choice if they get a lower score. And if they get the score needed for Stuy, they will go there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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Can you just shut up? Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Right. So she's saying she doesn't want to rank Stuy first because dc will get in and she's not sure that's the right school. Get it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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Sorry, I apologize for misunderstanding. But FYI -- the information that dc is likely to get into Stuy is irrelevant. If he only had a 25% chance at Stuy and she wasn't sure, would she rank it first? What if he only had a 10% chance? She still shouldn't rank it first just because it is less likely her dc would get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:37 PM Flag
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But if her dc has a 100% chance of getting in and she may in the end prefer BS she should not rank it first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:59 PM Flag
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??? if her dc has a 50% chance of getting in and she may in the end prefer BS she should not rank it first. If her dc has a 10% chance of getting in and she may in the end prefer BS she should not rank it first. That is what I was trying to tell her. You seem to think she would rank Stuy first if her dc had only a 5% chance of getting in and would rank another school first because her dc has a 100% chance of getting into Stuy. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:14 AM Flag
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No, no, no, no, no. She does not want to rank Stuy first. Whether dc has a 5% chance or a 100% chance. So if her dc has a 100% chance, which he does, she should not rank it first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:41 AM Flag
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I agree she should not rank Stuy first if that is not her first choice for dc. And I assume you agree that is the case whether dc's chances are 100% or 1%. What threw me off was her including the irrelevant information that he would have 100% chance of getting in and I thought she misunderstood how the rankings work. Now I am done trying to help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:03 AM Flag
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I think she is saying she is on the fence so riskier to rank Stuy first if dc is guaranteed to get 650+ score. Wants a different choice first because she will get that if she ranks it first and Stuy second but not vice versa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:08 AM Flag
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I really was just trying to help so I will try one more time. The ranking really isn't about weighing risk (which is why it works so well). If she is on the fence about which school her dc should rank first, that is a different matter and hopefully she will get good advice about it. But ranking those choices has nothing to do with your likelihood of having a high score. You wouldn't "risk" ranking Stuy first no matter what if Stuy is not your first choice. It doesn't matter whether your dc's chance is 100% or 10% or .001%. Maybe you are saying the same thing, and if so, I apologize for repeating it. But there isn't any risk in the SHSAT system as there may be for middle schools (where if you don't get into your first choice you lose out on other choices). You won't get a worse choice because you ranked that school lower. You will get a worse choice because your score was lower and there were no seats left in any higher ranked schools once students with that score are placed. If OP's dc has a top score, that means dc is more likely to get her top choice and dc should rank accordingly. But even if OP's dc was only half likely to get a top score, the ranking of schools wouldn't change. Some people think it would. That is all I was trying to say and if that's what you are also saying, we agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:33 AM Flag
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but her dc will never get stuy if she ranks it second. so her dc either needs to list it first or not at all. this is not rocket science. list the schools in the order you want them. if you want stuy, rank it first or don't bother to list it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:38 AM Flag
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i mean, you can list stuy second or third or fourth or whatever. there's no penalty for doing that. but there's no point in doing it, either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:42 AM Flag
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So order does matter. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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public school, ewww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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We're in the same boat. Don't love Brooklyn Tech but worry the Bronx schools are too far. We will probably rank them Stuy, BS, BT. Or some combination of that. HSAS might be in the mix. Brooklyn Latin at the bottom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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This is how we ranked last year for a strong science, math kid .... Stuy, BX, HSAS. We choose Stuy #1 because of location and after talking to many students that attended BX, HSAS and Stuy. BX and Stuy seemed very similar, the differential being geography. One BX kid told us if thy had to do it all over again they would have picked Stuy and visa versa. Seems like both have a lot of homework, it make sense to try to shorten commute. HSAS seems like an amazing school for a liberal arts kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:18 AM Flag
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Is your dc at Stuy? How do you like it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:43 AM Flag
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I have a dc at Stuy. It's a nice school. lots of dc's friends go to bxsci and tech. bxsci and stuy seem to be very similar (stuy maybe a touch harder and more competitive) bk tech definitely an easier school, but still a great school. dcs seem very happy in all three places, though there is all the usual HS drama at all three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 01:41 AM Flag
[ - ] If both your parents died and you were 18, would you take in 8 yr old sibling or let him go to distant relatives in a poor foreign country? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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are you and sibling close? is sibling close to distant relatives? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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Yes and no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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In that case I would take them, yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:36 PM Flag
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I know I suck but as soon as my son terns 18 he will be the guardian of his younger siblings who will be 10 and 8 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:54 PM Flag
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^ I would have absolutely handled my younger sister at 18 and helped my parents a ton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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Why is this?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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Are you terminally ill? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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is that even legal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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Of course it's legal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:38 PM Flag
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Take him in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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Op-this is happening to some family friends. I think there is some life insurance but not a huge amount. The. Girl is going to college but wants to do it and figure it out, but everyone (other family friends--they have no other family but all these friends are like extended family) are pressuring her to send him away so she can "live her life" wtf? I feel like they should be helping her handle this instead of breaking them up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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The closest family are people overseas whom they barely know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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let her keep her remaining family intact [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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The minors will collect Social Security on their parents' earnings records until they turn 18. I agree with you -- the other adults should offer to help. They probably want her to send them away so they won't have to and won't feel guilty about it either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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She should be doing what kids her age are doing, which is; worry only about college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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Other kids don't have a younger orphaned sibling with whom they are close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:37 PM Flag
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Kids actually do a variety of things at that age depending on their circumstances and emotional connection. You clearly are a "me first" kind of girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:38 PM Flag
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8 year old might well be better off with extended relatives in a poor country than as the child of an ill-prepared 18-year old single mother in the US. Family is more important than Netflix. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:14 PM Flag
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There has to be another choice, some sort of mentor or older person who could live with them. OP, does the 18-year-old belong to a church? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:35 PM Flag
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Nothing is more important than Netflix [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:41 PM Flag
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I stand corrected. But maybe the kid can get Netflix overseas. OP said that the country was "poor", not "stone age." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:47 PM Flag
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Reminds me of Dave Eggers who cared for his brother after their parents died. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:23 PM Flag
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I don't think the kid should be shipped off to a foreign country but I don't think the sister should have to change her life around either. Eight year olds are harder to care for than they look. These "family friends" should take him in and also take the sister in when school is out, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Here is why I will never vote for Trump: He didn't believe the birther thing for one second. He wanted to curry favor with the far right racist, violent types who come to his rallies and beat up anyone they don't like. He wanted to curry favor with the guys who held the gun on the federal agents trying to make that right wing crazy guy pay grazing fees like every other American citizen. He was right. They adore him. They will be in power when he wins. That should scare anyone who doesn't think people who admire the ku klux klan should run this country. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:51 PM Flag
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THIS is why you won't vote for him? So if he did actually believe the birther thing, you'd vote for him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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I'm not voting for him because he lied in order to get the white power vote. That's a serious character flaw to me. You probably admire it, so no doubt Trump won your vote. Is dh in the klan, and what about your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:54 PM Flag
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OR: No. There are a MILLION reasons not to vote for Trump. His birther lie was just one of many idiotic things that he has said/done, but it's not one of the main reasons I would never vote for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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It's one of the big ones for me. I used to think he was rather funny and might shake up the election. But now I am certain he is certifiably scary. Who doubles down on a lie like that? It's like he has been enabled by his terrible parents who basically said "do whatever you want and we will always be there to make sure your crappy choices won't ruin you". But now his crappy choices are going to ruin this country and there is no daddy to pick up the pieces and get us all out of the mess Donald will create. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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Well, whatever your reasons, I'm glad you've decided not to vote for him! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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Given that Hillary Clinton started the birther movement, it's not enough of a reason to vote for her instead of for him. But of course it is enough to vote for any 3rd party candidate. The 2 main candidates are a joke anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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The only people who think Hillary started the birther movement are Trump crazies. I know you are desperate to try to get people who understand Trump is certifiable to vote for anyone but Hillary, but it isn't working. Trump showed the public who he is last night. and that is scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:56 PM Flag
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It's weird Obama didn't just release his birth certificate from the start. What's up with that? Then the lady who finally signed off on the one he produced "died in a plane crash"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Donald, is that you? Isn't it time to drop this? Really? You think his parents put an ad in the local paper in 1961 about his birth just in case it turned out their mixed race son might want to be the first black President 45 years later? And anyway, his mother was a citizen, period, so why would they want to lie anyway? Obama was born a US citizen. Even if he was born in Kenya. But he isn't going to lie and say he was born in Kenya when he wasn't just so Donald could look less like a truly insane man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:06 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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It's weird he took so long to release it. Is the American public racist for wanting to know that their president, whose author bio and book said he was born in Kenya, and who also lived in Indonesia as a child, is a citizen? Was Clinton racist for wanting to know this, since her campaign started the rumor? Or just Trump? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:02 AM Flag
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So you are saying there is no difference between you saying to a friend "I hear that Mary might be divorcing her husband do you think it is true?" and when she finds out it is not true, she never mentions it again. And another friend spending six years announcing to everyone "I hear Mary is divorcing her husband and I have proof! proof! that it is happening" and even though people keep telling her that it isn't true, that "friend" keeps telling EVERYONE that she is absolutely certain that Mary is divorcing her husband for SIX YEARS! One person is normal and the other person is insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:36 AM Flag
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Fair point. But the primary claim seems to be the Trump was RACIST for bringing it up at all, not that he kept it alive. That is my understanding of what they are going for. They are not so troubled by the *length* of time as their idea that it was racist in the first place. So my point is merely that if Trump was racist for caring about this, so was Clinton. Maybe more racist - remember that she also sent out the photos of him in African garb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.28.16, 12:46 AM Flag
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This is all complete fabrication. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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of course! and now he is trying to weasel out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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