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[ - ] Name poll: Conrad Rex 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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god no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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I have uncles with these names. Like Rex more than Conrad but they are both great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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I like those both as well but not sure about together.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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two thumbs down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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I like them individually but they have no flow together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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ITA with this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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I saw that today too. not as cute as the other names in the family, i think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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Who is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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Is that a dinosaur? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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I'm still thinking about that hunk Rex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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How about throwing a Troy on the front? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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I like the idea of the name Rex, but I think it's still a dog's name. I like Conrad, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Sorry but quirky is just a polite word for special needs. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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And freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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No. Its a polite word for eccentric interests or unusual interests/ mannerisms for kids of that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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If you think that everyone who isn't cookie cutter is special needs, sure. There are quirky, oddball kids in the world. Same as there are strange adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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Wrong. And stupid, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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+1 Quirky people rule the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Nooooo, special needs is an egocentric, pathologized way of saying, "like all children everywhere, my kid is different than yours" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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Sorry, but you're absolutely wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:01 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm teaching my kid to write responses to ELA questions without using the word because. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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I'll bite. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Why? And can you give us an example of how this improves her writing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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because ....? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:59 PM Flag
[ - ] The massacre in Peshawar is a tragedy. I've seen a lot of tributes to this on social media. However, no one mentions the following: 1) the leader of Pakistan has yet to condemn the taliban for their attack 2) there were only boys in the school (people like to put up pics of little girls and boys, but these pakistani were only educating their sons). I think these facts are relevant. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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did not know that. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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Yes, good idea, get your news here. There is no where else on the internet to get it! UB and Facebook, that's it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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+1 (but of course we know it is OP responding to himself). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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actually it is too horrible, I have had to avert my eyes and I did not know this and no I am not the OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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At least listen to the fucking radio. Don't revel in your ignorance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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fuck you. And, fuck you again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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The Taliban has forced a policy of no education for girls throughout the regions of Pakistan that they control. If they don't control, parents are certainly in fear of sending their girls to school even if that opportunity is open to them. There has always been a some gender disparity in the poorer parts of Pakistan like in many middle eastern countries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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Nawaz Sharif has absolutely condemned the attacks. He even lifted the death penalty moratorium just for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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“We announce that there will be no differentiation between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Taliban,” he said, referring to the Pakistani military’s long history of clandestine support for those militant groups it believes support its own strategic objectives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Certainly, most of the world leaders have condemned the Pakistani Taliban in far stronger words then he after the attack on his own students. He has said a lot of things, but a persistent and clear condemnation of the very Pakistani Taliban who claimed responsibility for this atrocity is not one of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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That's not exactly what you said though. What's wrong with being clear and truthful? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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You want more truth about how little pakistan cares about terrorists? Here you go- from today's NYT. 2 days after their attacks in Peshwar, Pakistan was so concerned about terrorists that: "A Pakistani court on Thursday granted bail to a militant commander accused of orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks...The suspect, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, is a senior commander with Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the blitz of attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that left 166 people dead and gravely worsened the relationship between Pakistan and India. He has been on trial since 2009." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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They educate them separately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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if it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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So much wrong with your post here. Yes, Army Public School and Degree College is a boys school but there are many girls schools in Peshawar for their sisters to attend. Also, the PM has absolutely addressed this. Stop watching Fox. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:41 PM Flag
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i am not watching Fox news. You do not need to be a republican to understand that Pakistan is a terrorist state, and in bed with terrorists as the norm. (Did finding Obama bin laden living barricaded in a fortress within a pakistani military town not clue everyone in???) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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^^ The pakistani military certainly do not hate the Taliban as much as they profess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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Obama bin Laden, huh? Not a Republican. Yeah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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sorry for that typo. But no, not a republican. You doubt that the pakistani military was guarding Osama there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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I'm not arguing that Pakistan is full of good guys. It's just that your original post is misleading at best. Can't you make an accurate post to start this discussion if you wanted to talk about it so much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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Sure. Here you go- from today's NYT. 2 days after their attacks in Peshwar, Pakistan was so concerned about terrorists that: "A Pakistani court on Thursday granted bail to a militant commander accused of orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks...The suspect, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, is a senior commander with Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the blitz of attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that left 166 people dead and gravely worsened the relationship between Pakistan and India. He has been on trial since 2009." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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^^^ The bail was a whopping $5000. How is that for pakistan's devotion to wipe out terrorists in their midst. And this just TWO DAYS after the world condemns the terror attack in its own country. It releases the accused mastermind behind the terror attack in india that killed 166 on $5000 bail. Unbelievable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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Or how about this (also from today's NYT): "Although the Pakistani authorities cracked down on Lashkar after the 2008 attacks, the group has since re-established itself under its leader, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who lives openly in the eastern city of Lahore. The United States has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to Mr. Saeed’s arrest, but he enjoys police protection and runs a large charity that has taken a prominent role in relief efforts after natural disasters such as the floods in 2010." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:03 PM Flag
[ - ] I think the preschool auctions are tacky and stupid 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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definitely. We went the first year because we had no clue. But stupid us for going a second time. Horrid displays of wealth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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Which schools were the worst offenders? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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OR: No idea. We just went to our one private preschool, so can't compare to any others. (We did move our second child to a preschool where you sign-up and are in, rather than our more elite first preschool. No auction there, and far better education FWIW.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Np. How so? Our school is definitely not fancy although on UES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Look- its just disgusting when people are publicly spending thousands on stupid things like the classroom art project, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Ah. Well we have nothing like that! Top item was maybe a few hundred? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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OR: I wish we had chosen a school like yours! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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that's weird. ours totally wasnt like that. it's a more down to earth school though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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Poster above- maybe same school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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idk. we have an auction. it's low key and not flashy. neither is the parent body. and it is a school called tt on this board... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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IA, having just been though the process. So tacky. So many parents there who are trying too hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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Galas are ok though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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So don't go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Our NYC public elem PTA does several fundraising drives/efforts a year. Do all the active PTA parents share info with each other on who gave how much when other non-active PTA parents send (or don't send) money in? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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I don't trust those PTA members as far as i can through them. I think they gossip like mad, so i would say yes- anything is fair game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Yes we do discuss it... But only with a small group (PTA people only: treasurers / presidents... That's it). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:40 PM Flag
[ - ] what does bye Felica mean? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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It's a movie quote, which basically means "get lost, bitch." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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which movie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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Something with Ice Cube. I've only seen the clip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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^You can probably find it on knowyourmeme.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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It's from the movie Friday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Friday, 1995. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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I'm gonna get you high today Craig. Cause it's Friday, you ain't got no job and you ain't got shit to do! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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hilarious movie. that was the motto of me and my college crew (we rarely had friday classes). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:41 PM Flag
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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Bye Felicia! Hahahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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haha. white people are funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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I responded above, and I find it hilarious. I can just picture white lady hearing some black women say "bye Felicia" and having absolutely no clue what it's about. HAHAHA...hilarious. BTW, I don't care about laughing at white women; they laugh at us all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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LOL! Felicia was the neighborhood crackhead who was very pretty under all the crack grime. she was always bothering guys trying to get money for crack with her classic line, "Let me borrow your VCR right quick." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Quick, name the WASP-ist thing you can think of. I will start: Ritz crackers. 70 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Shrimp cocktail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Jews love shrimp cocktail! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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umkay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Shellfish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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pigs in blankets [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Old volvo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Referencing your "cottage." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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Calling your weekend home "camp" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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needlepoint pillows [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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needlepoint belts! or slippers! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:58 PM Flag
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Black Labs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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Sunday china. [ Reply | More ]
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Lack of heating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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No, Triscuits are MUCH WASP-ier than Ritz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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Do you mean Tris-kwee? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Triscuits and cheddar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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This or port cheese in a crock. Yum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Long faces [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Using "summer" as a verb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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NO WAY. No true WASP would do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Democracy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Bocce ball [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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That's of Italian origin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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Most of these things are WASP items from the 1970s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Enlighten us regarding the new century [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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I'm not WASPy but somehow I slipped by a membership committee at a very WASPy club and they let me in. Most of the things on this list describe the mothers of the members my age. The women my age wear expensive clothes from Bergdorf or the like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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I'm not WASPy but somehow I slipped by a membership committee at a very WASPy club and they let me in. Most of the things on this list describe the mothers of the members my age. The women my age wear expensive clothes from Bergdorf or the like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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Taller than usual [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Nicknames that sound like animals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Ralph Lauren sportswear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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But didn't they wear LL Bean, Brooks Brothers, J Press, Tripler, Lacoste way before Ralph Lauren started his company? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Yes. Ralph Lauren really isn't WASPy at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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this. RL= striver [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Correct. New money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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Used to be. Now it's often "no money." I remember the basic polo shirts being a luxury item (and around $45) in the early 80s. Cheaper now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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No. That's just their image. Ditto Tommy Hilfiger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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and Vineyard Vines [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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gross [ Reply | More ]
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Drinks (booze) over food [ Reply | More ]
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Long straight blonde hair in a high ponytail [ Reply | More ]
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Adirondacks [ Reply | More ]
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Functioning alcoholism. [ Reply | More ]
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Nailed it [ Reply | More ]
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winner [ Reply | More ]
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Lemons [ Reply | More ]
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Bridge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Tapioca pudding [ Reply | More ]
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Duck boots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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vera bradley [ Reply | More ]
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Martinis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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Pepperidge Farm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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St. Paul's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Timex or Casio watch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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casio watches are a thing in brooklyn right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Lilly Pulitzer, good pearls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Lilly is borderline these days.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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I don't know any WASPs & suspect most of these posters don't either. But they have read about them, so that makes them experts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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I know many, and these stereotypes exist for good reason... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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Every time this topic arises, I point out that the last true WASP in Manhattan died in about 1988. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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Small wine glasses, half-filled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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But constantly refilled [ Reply | More ]
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"Handsome" women [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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alcohol [ Reply | More ]
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Natural fibers [ Reply | More ]
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The State Department [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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good quality shoes they take care of and have re-soled and re-heeled for decades [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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placecards [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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champagne cocktail made with angostura bitters and a sugar cube [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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dining room table on top of expensive Oriental Rug. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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The classic 7 on UES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter called people about prepping? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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Yes, I've heard many reports. If you used any of those prepping services, you were flagged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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how do you know if you were flagged? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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you will only know after the rejection [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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If you got the call, you were flagged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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How would they know who used any prepping services? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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Because Kayla knows about Brightkids! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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of course not. people here are just trying to scare you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Yes, Kayla personally called and yelled at parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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No, it is the truth that Kayla called many parents this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:58 PM Flag
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why this year and not other years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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After the results? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Seriously people. Why would they call you!? They might flag your file but why would they bother to call?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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exactly this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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People here believe anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Actually Kayla did call quite a few parents this year. The kids admitted to the tester that they have seen the tests many times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:58 PM Flag
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And they believe a 4 year old? My DC told me she sees Unicorn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Uh huh, sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Read this, naysayers: https://nycgiftedandtalented.wordpress.com/category/stanford-binet-2/ First paragraph [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Yes, they called me. Called me at work and it was very upsetting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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What in the world did they say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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asked me what materials we used, if we were working w/any prep companies, etc. Basically was my worst nightmare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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What did you say?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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I told the truth. That I used material to prep for G & T but not for the SBV. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Well, did you prep? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Not for Hunter. For the G & T, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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Why didn't you just wait until after hunter test?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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Because she was really prepping for both. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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I don't know. I didn't even prep that much. We bought a workbook and did like 2 sections. We didn't even get through 25% of the material. In retrospect, it was stupid to do it, but hindsight is 20/20, so what can you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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What was the score? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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would rather not say, don't want to out myself. We are going to R2. DC will probably not get in, though. We've been flagged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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are you going for 1st weekend or 2nd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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np: maybe not....keep your hopes up. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Need gift ideas for nieces--ages 20, 18, 16. around $25? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Gift cards or some warm gloves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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ok. did not want to do gift cards. gloves could be good [ Reply | More ]
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texting gloves [ Reply | More ]
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Gift card to Sephora [ Reply | More ]
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The little Pinch emergency kits at sephora are really cute. Or any nail polish set there. [ Reply | More ]
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Books, room decorations, lotions, candles [ Reply | More ]
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Gift sets from Sephora but with a gift receipt. Otherwise yes to gift cards.... [ Reply | More ]
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Ebags packing cubes. Great for travel and they come in different colors. [ Reply | More ]
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Condoms, vodka, morning after pills [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I like the preschool moms one on one and they are very friendly, but when they get into a group, they are rude and fake 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ITA. I despise large groups of people. [ Reply | More ]
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+1000000 [ Reply | More ]
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LOL I find this to be amusing. [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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Amazing what motivates someone to be friendly then turn into a snob without cause. [ Reply | More ]
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I find this to be the case in most human interactions. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you think this is the case? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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I don't know. Maybe strength in numbers, herd mentality, fear. Sometimes I think it is a coping mechanism. I hope I'm not like this myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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ITA but esp with women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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she has 0 social skills. if you have social grace, you know how to be nice one on one and also know not to be an a__ in a group setting. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone have a good recipe for shepherd's pie? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I bet Ina does [ Reply | More ]
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So over her [ Reply | More ]
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I can't be your friend [ Reply | More ]
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What a loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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This is is not particularly healthy but it is simple and tastes good. Hint: Don't skimp on the fat content of the beef. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/shepherds-pie-recipe20.html [ Reply | More ]
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I would check online for Nigella Lawson's recipe. Jamie Oliver always seems to give funky twists to traditional recipes so depending on what you like. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not really that hard. I brown ground beef with an extra packet of seasoning from a ramen noodles package. Or a bouillon cube or two. Layer with canned corn and prepared mashed potatoes with butter. Beef, corn, potatoes. Oven until the some of the potatoes start to brown. [ Reply | More ]
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I mix ground beef and ground lamb, mix in Worchestershire sauce, dried mustard, a little hot sauce, some ketchup,a little red wine vinegar and some dried basil and oregano. Salt and pepper. A bag of mixed peas, carrots and corn. Top with mashed, sprinkle a little shredded cheddar. Brown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:12 PM Flag
[ - ] We live in Soho and will enroll DD in Kindergarten next year. We're pretty relaxed as a family, and frankly liked the nearby schools we saw. How would you rank Little Red, UNIS, Friends and Grace? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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All really nice schools. I think Grace is the best. [ Reply | More ]
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lol. If you were really "pretty relaxed", you wouldn't ask people to "rank" a bunch of schools. [ Reply | More ]
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Good response [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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touche, phony veneer just came off... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Seriously, why go to college and end up being raped or accused of it, acquire a drinking problem and go out into the world with an often useless degree and a ton of debt. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Because it's so hard to succeed without one. You've also pulled out all the bad stuff without acknowledging the good. [ Reply | More ]
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And the good would be? [ Reply | More ]
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You make lifelong friends, have access to a variety of different activities and groups to easily get involved in, you can choose to learn about things youre unfamiliar with, it's a chance to experience life away from your parents and gain independence with some structure. [ Reply | More ]
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you're right [ Reply | More ]
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however I think a day of reckoning for higher ed is coming, real real soon [ Reply | More ]
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true. I'm grumpy. [ Reply | More ]
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I think most college bound persons are way too immature for the responsibility of being on your own and in charge of your education. I know that I was. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, you are absolutely correct. [ Reply | More ]
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because employers view a completed bachelors as a sign that you can finish what you start and think critically. It is a huge barrier to a long and solid career in this economy to skip college. [ Reply | More ]
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right? so much better to be a waitress, work with a$$holes who sexually harass me, drink till all hours w/ my coworkers after we close, get raped, and have no future. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Parents who had to decide whether or not to red-shirt a DS - what did you consider in making this decision? Any consequences that you realized later on? We have been to a few parent interviews during which the director alluded to his age (summer bday) and that NYC privates are skewing to older boys in K. We are torn and feel that he is ready for more challenges. But it sounds like he will not get into a private. WWYD? 59 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If you want private, you need to redshirt. There will be so many other kids in the same boat and it will be fine. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: DS will be bored at his current preschool if he stays another year and we did not apply to other preschools for him next year. So we would have to send him to public K for a year and then re-apply for private K, but then he is repeating what he already learned. I think he would be bored in private K then and lose interest in school. [ Reply | More ]
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I think being bored (maybe work with the teacher to do some enrichment projects?) is better than shuffling him b/t public and private--that sounds like a nightmare. [ Reply | More ]
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Np. Fwiw, the PS 6 principal said the worst thing you can do is skip public K, not get into private then start public first grade. [ Reply | More ]
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this was exactly what happened to my ds and he is fine at a g&t (in fact we didn't stay in private because he got into g&t) [ Reply | More ]
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^^^ skipped k and got one of the rare 1st grade spots [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think K repeats like that. Will vary greatly from school to school and especially between public and private. [ Reply | More ]
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Nope, I'm in private, my son is youngest (August birthday) by about 17 months and he is excelling. He would be bored out of his wits if I didn't progress him. also, the red shirted ones tend to get in trouble and fall behind academically. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: is your DS mature? That is great that the got into K with August bday. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe they are red shirted because of other issues that cause them to "get in trouble and fall behind academically." [ Reply | More ]
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So send to public K, reapply next year and decide next winter. [ Reply | More ]
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it depends on your preschool - ours has an older class that has a very K-like curriculum for the kids who are summer and early fall bdays. i also know several kids who did public K and then private K and none were "bored" - K is about so many different things and most privates give so much individualized attention. really, the biggest advantage would be that reading & writing would seem easy. most public Ks don't have the art and music and science and foreign language that the privates do, so there will be plenty that is "new" - not to mention new kids, new teachers, new building, new classroom, new books, new rules, etc. when you are 5-6 yo, that all adds up to "not bored". [ Reply | More ]
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my kid is at a pub sch and get all of these at the after school at a fraction of the price [ Reply | More ]
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and that's great for your child. i was just responding to OP wondering if her child would be "bored" and i think there are enough different things that he would not be. as for what public school offers in after school, just means you have to have more school for the same things. works for some families, not for others. [ Reply | More ]
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this post makes me see RED, FFS do not coddle your snowflakes that much, signed mom of Christmas boy 3rd grade g&t he will be almost 2 years younger that these shlobs in college... [ Reply | More ]
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this. if you are thinking about red shirting now - think again. trend is turning. college admissions officers are so sick of red shirted kids. kids who are applying to college at 19. [ Reply | More ]
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plus several studies that show that RS kids have lower confidence and self esteem [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not sure the studies are run correctly. Correlation does not equal causation. Unless you have a study where kids are randomly assigned to either start young or old, you don't have a valid study. The more interesting thing would be to track kids with September birthdays (who in most areas are the oldest kids, but not held back) vs. kids with spring/summer birthdays. Second, the whole premise of anti-redshirting is that kids aren't challenged. I think in a demanding Manhattan school, kids are plenty challeged by 4th/5th grade anyway. Before that, school is about a lot of other things. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ Elizabeth Dhuey's work suggests older kids do better (kids who aren't redshirted deliberately, but are just older). The thing is, in many Manhattan schools, the summer boys are just older because the unofficialy cuttoff is June 1. [ Reply | More ]
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NP. I'm sending kids to public in NYC so no option to red shirt. But I think in op's case, it's not really her choice if she prefers private. It's not really red shirting, it's just going with what the schools say. [ Reply | More ]
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NP- DS has a Sep. birthday and every preschool we have talked to says we must redshirt him if he wants to stay in private (so he'll be 6 when he starts K)...we don't even have an option to do otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
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Right- but that's not redshirting that is following the cutoff which is officially Sep 1 at most schools but unofficially earlier. [ Reply | More ]
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ahhh. gotcha. my mistake. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure college admissions officers could really give a shit. Oh wait, let me guess...you work with lots of them and know! Just like everyone else on UB. [ Reply | More ]
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np: this is simply not true. college admissions officers have no issue with this. given that nationwide there are public school cut offs as early as 5/15, kids who are red-shirted in districts w a 12/31 cut off are really not that "old" compared to the nationwide pool. i had friends back in the 80s who repeated a year when they went to boarding school and then took a year off to avoid burnout after 5 years of HS and turned 21 freshman year. didn't limit their college options. [ Reply | More ]
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Did you mean to reply above? We are in agreement. [ Reply | More ]
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yes, i mean to reply above! [ Reply | More ]
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Why don't you look up college acceptances for Andover and Exeter? They must have the oldest students in the Western Hemisphere and they seem to do ok. [ Reply | More ]
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Please be honest and tell like it is: legacy + no FA need! [ Reply | More ]
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Er, ok but what about the age issue? Just letting that drop? [ Reply | More ]
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legacy + no need cancels out the age diff, but for the ones that are not legacy and not wealthy much less chance due to age. [ Reply | More ]
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Wrong. Colleges don't care about that. Some are even recommending a gap year, so what makes you think they give a damn about age? [ Reply | More ]
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You should see the kids coming out of boarding school! [ Reply | More ]
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yes, they are like 35 [ Reply | More ]
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Well my kid is 3 days younger than yours and I wish I had been able to hold him back. He's socially and physically immature. Yes someone has to be the youngest, but I don't like it being my kid. [ Reply | More ]
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Me too, signed mom of Nov. dd who is the youngest (fine) but has a boy nearly two years older in her grade. Infuriating! [ Reply | More ]
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That should be fun around puberty. [ Reply | More ]
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I was an October birthday, started K when I was 4 - my school's cutoff was officially 9/1 but they let me start earlier. Plenty of boys I went to school with were redshirted summer bdays. It really wasn't a big deal. My August boy will be redshirted. Boys and girls are different. [ Reply | More ]
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If this makes your see RED, maybe you are the one with the snowflake. [ Reply | More ]
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LMAO! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I don't want to red shirt. I want him in K next year with a wide range of 5 year old kids. [ Reply | More ]
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DD with mid-Aug bday. Went to K having just turned 5 and did fine because she was smart but then had a terrible time in 1st when she was just turned 6 once the social stuff kicked in. At the end of the year, academically she was ready for 2nd (or even 3rd) but she was struggling handle tough social situations (kids teasing, cliques, peer pressure, etc) and some of the exec skills required to complete long-term projects (research, time mgmt, etc). We thought about high school and whether we would want her the oldest or youngest when it came to drinking, dating, harder social situations, etc and made the decision to have her repeat 1st grade. Best decision ever (now in 3rd). She now acts as a role model in the class and feels confident in herself. Each situation is different and I wouldn't red-shirt because of the societal trend to do so. But you have to think about what will be best for the next 17 years for your kid. [ Reply | More ]
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oh she is SO smart! FFS she can be almost 2 years older than the other kids, fyi all this (academic) advantage will be gone by 6th grade and then she will be the dumb older girl and will be shunned by the younger girls. [ Reply | More ]
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wow so bitter - hopefully you're just stressed by the holidays and aren't always like this. Our cut-off is Sept 1, so in her class there are 2 boys older than she is and the youngest girl is a who will turn 7 in july (so 11 months younger). Maybe you should learn math if you think 11 months = 2 years. Also, if you read instead of just be bitter, we didn't do it for any academic advantage. I never said she was so smart. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Except that's not what happens. It's more likely that teachers respond to her academic advantage, forgetting about age, but expecting more from her and then she responds accordingly. That's why you're so nervous and pissed off. [ Reply | More ]
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academic advantage will be gone by 6th grade dimwit [ Reply | More ]
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But she will be used to being one of the "smart" ones by then and will want to keep it that way. Just like Malcolm Gladwell says. You clearly are terrified of these kids. Mine is in the middle, thank god. Are you the poster with a girl 2 years younger than boys in her class? Have fun with that. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: that is the reason one director mentioned, and we are considering it. Thanks for sharing. [ Reply | More ]
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In the suburbs and private K-8 told us ds #1 (with a July 30th b'day) wasn't ready to start private K at age 5 (cutoff 9/1). We reapplied the following year and he was accepted and it's been a dream (he's now in 6th). For the year in between preschool and K, the preschools in the area (including his) had been seeing a need for a "grow year" (kids age appropriate for K but not ready emotionally/academically) and started offering a program tailored to prepping these children for K. It worked for us! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I guess waiting another year is a common response from privates. We applied to progressives schools and thought they would be different due to their whole child approach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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what a bunch of baloney these over coddled snowflakes will have a very difficult time later on, mommy and daddy will not be able to work the system forever, they will try to get an iep to get more time for tests and other perks but then after college is straight to the basement. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Whatever. I know plenty of men who were summer bdays, held back, and now in their 40s. Went to great colleges, very sucessful. Private schools have been doing this for years and years ... [ Reply | More ]
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If you have a kid who is physically large even as a 5 year old, it's likely he will be gigantic (compared to the non-redshirters) by the time he's in 5th or 6th grade. Have seen this and it creates a very strange dynamic with other kids, and with teachers who assume large means aggressive. [ Reply | More ]
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this this this the big & dumb label will be attached to them. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: he is small, 20% for his age. I think his smaller size makes them think that he should be in preschool another year. [ Reply | More ]
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eh - the biggest boys in ds's class are not the oldest, one of them is in fact one of the youngest. [ Reply | More ]
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we did not. No regrets. He's held his own academically and socially. He's at a co-ed private that skews older and there's a big difference between where the boys and girls are to begin with, so when you compare a "young" boy to an "old" girl it's a huge difference, but he's handled it. Some of the young public kids who come in middle school really struggle though. Combo of being new and being even younger. The ones who end up repeating a year do much better. [ Reply | More ]
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See where he gets in. The decision will be made for you, most likely. Then you can decide go to public, or re-appply to private. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: thanks for the pragmatic advice. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Think of families you know whose children are wonderful, socially and academically--do they all have anything in common? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They are all gingers [ Reply | More ]
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Np: you got that right! [ Reply | More ]
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The parents are not dumping a lot of personal baggage on the kids. [ Reply | More ]
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You're assuming all kids in a family are the same. #1 is off the charts academically and doesn't do all that well socially. #2 is a social butterfly and does well academically, but not a star like her sister. [ Reply | More ]
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Thre seems to be a lot of routine. [ Reply | More ]
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The families can appear a tad boring. [ Reply | More ]
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
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Mormons [ Reply | More ]
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Stability and routine. Outgoing (but not obnoxious) parents. [ Reply | More ]
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This is us. People often comment how great our dcs are. We are nice but a touch boring. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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They take parenting seriously and teach kids how to effectively navigate problems. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Asians. [ Reply | More ]
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MONEY [ Reply | More ]
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They are better at hiding the bad stuff than most. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, both parents work full time in high-powered, rewarding careers. [ Reply | More ]
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Parents treat one another with kindness and consideration. [ Reply | More ]
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involved, relaxed, interesting, nice parents [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] this i agree with. a lot of women deeply regret it when the guy who was so attentive and into them the night before, walks by them without so much as a not the next day or week. i think a lot of young women have the misconception that the guy is into them beyond a one night stand. so they feel hurt and taken advantage of and misled - as in "if i'd known he was lying to me just to get me to have sex and didn't want aything else, i never would have had sex with him" - so that the deception makes them feel it wasn't consensual 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This was the best reply of the day and I want to thank the mom that posted it. [ Reply | More ]
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
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maybe you should just tell your son not to rape anyone [ Reply | More ]
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Seek therapy, please. [ Reply | More ]
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this this & this sometimes months and years after the fact they look back and consider it rape (see lena d. for this). [ Reply | More ]
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A lot of women. No a lot of women do not make up rape charges. [ Reply | More ]
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It's out of control, rape seems to be an honor badge in college these days, a ticket to the "cool girls" club, all that mattress nonsense [ Reply | More ]
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I tend to agree, actually. It's a race to victimhood. I think its an extension of these young people living their lives in their own little movies all the time - when they see someone else get more special attention for being a victim they get jealous. They've spent their whole childhoods internalizing that victims are special - minorities are victims, gays are victims, disabled people are victims, older people are victims, poor people are victims - that they want in on the fun too. [ Reply | More ]
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My DD is at UVA and actually agrees with this. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA ds will have to be celibate in college from now on or risk expulsion. [ Reply | More ]
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two drunks make bad decision, one of them is expelled the other one is inducted to the victims hall of fame (i let you to guess the genders) [ Reply | More ]
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this this this. if drunk girls can't be held responsible for their actions i don't think drunk guys necessarily can either. it's a slippery slope. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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I disagree. Rape is an act that a male does and if he is so intoxicated that he cannot give consent, he cannot rape. That is not true of a female. [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? My dh when we first me could get it up no matter how much he drank. And there were a few times he had no memory of the night before [ Reply | More ]
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np: actually, the level of alcohol where a woman is deemed too drunk to consent, is where her judgment is impaired. a guy that has impaired judgment could just as easily not realize that the woman does too. no one has to be passed out or even blackout drunk to be deemed unable to consent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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this is such a dumb post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] This is going to sound unintelligent but is the Italian mafia still a "thing"? I'm seeing a man and have been for a couple months, who judging by his last name is Italian and some things about him and his "work" are starting to strike me as odd. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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Yes. Alive and well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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What [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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stereotype much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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I know that's why I admitted it's an ignorant thing to think and ask but honestly I'm concerned. I also, honestly thought that was over, the whole mafia thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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First off, yes, it's sort of still alive, but its nothing like the movies anymore. It's thugs running heroin and pills and running bookie operations. Second of all - I'm certainly not involved, but I know a bit about these things. What did he say that set you off? I can tell you if it's legit or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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+1. The five major Italian rings are still around and the FBI keeps tabs on them, even though they are more concerned with Asian and Russian rings presently. I work in construction and it's fairly accepted that the mob infiltrates organized labor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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Wow. I cannot believe this is still around. All the cash and everything else makes me think he may truly be a member or at least an associate of the mafia. Sadly, part of me is terrified and the other is excited. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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He works for a guy and always is joking about knowing a guy who will do this or that. He is a sharp dresser and uses only cash (so far) to pay for things. He's taken a couple phone calls while we have been together that have made him tense and change the subject. He never wants to discuss his job or what he actually does for a living or the "guy" he works for. All he has said was I'm basically an assistant to a powerful group of men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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Hmmm. Interesting. It's possible. How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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No such thing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Tee, hee hee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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definitely alive and well in Boston and Providence -- Irish as well as Italian [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Any recs for something to do with a six year old boy from 3-6 around Union Square tomorrow afternoon? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Movie and a bite to eat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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the Max Brenner chocolate place! See a movie at the regal cinemas [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Find a public library branch to lounge around in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:37 PM Flag
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there aren't any around there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Union square playground, and then play at the lego tables in B & N on the north side of the square. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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New lego store further north off Madison sq park. Then get a treat at Eataly next door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:40 PM Flag
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Thanks but we are going for dinner at 6:30 so eating anything is out. Should have said this off the bat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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No snack even? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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I guess a snack would be ok :-) Thanks all for replies. If any more come to mind would love to hear -- thinking about walking around ABC Carpet, but 6 year old might not be as enthusiastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Um, yeah...I wouldn't drag a 6 year old boy into that place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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They have a Santa there! Check for times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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see if you can score tickets to a broadway show, then dinner in times square followed by a night at the clubs perhaps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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no broadway shows have matinees on friday….. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Culture, culture, culture!!! Don't you know that New York is DRIPPING with culture on every corner that will enrich the lives of every child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Bitter, Bitter, Bitter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Nope. Just calling out all the people who say "oh, I live in Manhattan because it's got so much culture that I can't even stand it", but apparently not enough to keep a six year old occupied for three hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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Who said OP lives here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I think OP is asking bc she doesn't live in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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OP doesn't live here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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books of wonder, city bakery for hot chocolate, play in the park if it's nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:48 PM Flag
[ - ] DH and I are starting to think about summer vacation options and rentals. We have narrowed it down to doing a week on Cape Cod or in the Berkshires. Any advice on which one to select and which towns would be best? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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I like the berkshires but need a beach in summer. How old are kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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Love Eastham, cape cod [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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wellfleet, eastham, chatham [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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^^^btw, don't do it before july 4th weekend. seems crazy but the cape is iffy before independence day, weather wise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Chatham [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:30 PM Flag
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Not to muddy the waters but what about a week in Ogunquit, ME. I love it there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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Np. But water is SO cold [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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How old are the kids? I think Cape Cod close to the beach with younger kids is great (I love the berkshires too, though) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Odd choices as they are totally different. Do you want a beach vacation or a lake/hiking/culture? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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Op disappeared. I'm curious how she picked them too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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Sorry OP here -- grandparents are in Boston Burbs and can't fly. Dont want them to need to drive more than 2 hrs. They were thinking Falmouth MA and doing a day in Marthas Vineyard. Is Falmouth nice? We have 7DS and 10DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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I spend about 4 weeks a summer in the Berkshires and one week on Cape Cod. I am happy to help if you would tell me what you would like. Both places have a lot to offer and are great in the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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We want to be able to spend time together as a family -- kids love swimming, we want goo restaurants, culture, fun kid-oriented things like concerts and mini golf, good shopping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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