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[ - ] In Toronto for 1 day tomorrow and no work. Any recommendations? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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Yeah. Go to the Aga Khan Museum. It is spectacular. And if you love Handmaids tale visit all the places it was filmed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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If you are concerned about terrorism you can visit the site on Danforgh where Muslim immigrants killed two girls. First visit Cafe Demetres where the Muslim shot and killed a ten year old. Memorial is there, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:41 PM Flag
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Worship handmaids. Ty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:41 PM Flag
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It’s actually filmed in Hamilton, about an out outside of Toronto and the traffic between Toronto and Hamilton is bad. Just a heads up. Source, I live down the street from where they film. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:39 PM Flag
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Oh god forget it then. Ty for telling me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:52 PM Flag
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Yorkville is very nice and central. Nice shops and restaurants. Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Moderator have a family emergency or something? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:36 PM Flag
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There is no moderator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:36 PM Flag
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Fuck you [ Reply | More ]
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see? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:42 PM Flag
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Her kid is in D15, she can't be bothered today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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ah [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 11:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Thanks Democrats. Illegal immigrants shooting outside Charter school http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-van-nuys-shooting-20180920-story.html 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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stop spread fear and hate through disinformation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:36 PM Flag
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All true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:38 PM Flag
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yes. so stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Koch Brothers now donating to Democrats since Democrats promise open borders and no tarrifs Here is the relevant tweet 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:28 PM Flag
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The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. - Trump [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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all an elaborate show dear. don't be naive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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yeah right. they picked Kavanaugh. you are so dumb. trump tweets this stuff because you are SO DUMB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:32 PM Flag
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Wrong. Koch Brothers hate kav because he enforces immigration law. Kochs want open borders [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:33 PM Flag
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lol. honey they picked him. Federalist society. stop believing what trump says and watch what he does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:35 PM Flag
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Keep fucking that chicken, Russian fuckboi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:31 PM Flag
[ - ] There's an ad to work for Amazon in my sidebar that literally says '$5 hiring bonus' 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:20 PM Flag
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Maybe it's $5/hr for your first two weeks or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:23 PM Flag
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I would think it would have to be an extra $5 an hour for the first week-month, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:26 PM Flag
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That's what I meant sorry...$5 extra per hour for some period of time and then you get regular rate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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OP: Maybe so. Even if it's that, that is a terrible way to attempt to hire. "Get the illusion of higher pay for two weeks, then get a reduction in salary! Wooo!" It's not a Showtime trial, it's a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:42 PM Flag
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Yeah, I'm not defending it but the unfortunate reality is that for a lot of people, this is a very desirable job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:50 PM Flag
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But we're at nearly full employment in the US - the incentives have to be out to attract people to your minimum wage job and not someone else's. This is why it's ridiculous to limit immigrants right now. We need them, badly, otherwise the economy is going to start to stall. You can't create new bodies to enter the workforce just by 'having more babies.' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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Actually you literally can create new bodies that way. Did you not learn about the birds & the bees? I realize the Dems are only interested in defending corporations and increasing the wage gap these days, but some of us ex-Dems are still interested in what the party used to represent - the worker, the middle class, good wages. Amazon will have to pay workers more for lack of illegals - what a tragedy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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you need unions for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:17 PM Flag
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Trump's hard stance on China means we can have more effective unions again! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Spinoff for the mom buying in Los Angeles. Illegal immigrants just opened fire near a school in Van Nuys and ghetto people killed this mom in Venice 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:16 PM Flag
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ghetto people. lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:28 PM Flag
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oh noes not the ghetto people! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:28 PM Flag
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You laugh now, but if you read the link you will see the ghetto people stabbed her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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the ghetto people of Abbot Kinney. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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those are just the norm core crowd. they shop at the good will bins so sometimes have a homeless vibe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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1+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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I thought they opened fire [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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why are you blatantly lying/ you are TERRIBLE at trolling. this is years old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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and it was a stabbing and no immigrants. why does troll bother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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The shooting is now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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how soon is now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:32 PM Flag
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nothing about immigrants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:35 PM Flag
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Did Q predict this ???!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:38 PM Flag
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And a white guy killed someone on a golf course in Iowa. Let's not live anywhere! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:37 PM Flag
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BINGO!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:10 PM Flag
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you're illegal dear (love, Cherokee). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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Are there 2 stories here? They both seem stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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What happened? your pew research blew up in your face, didn't it???? ESL I'm guessing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Podcast people: Slow Burn is incredible. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:09 PM Flag
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Can I start with season 2 and listen to season 1 later? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:18 PM Flag
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+1 Clinton sounds more interesting a tale to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:22 PM Flag
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OP: Yes, absolutely. They are unrelated. Both are gripping, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:34 PM Flag
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Excellent. Thanks for the tip! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:41 PM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:15 AM Flag
[ - ] Today’s Trump tweet really captiures the difference between Trump and Dems. Trump says if you don’t love your job, look for a much better one. Democrats say “let’s flood America with a hundred million foreigners who will work cheap and make you lucky to even HAVE a job” 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:05 PM Flag
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Which Tweet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:06 PM Flag
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Financial and jobs numbers are fantastic. There are plenty of new, high paying jobs available in our great and very vibrant economy. If you are not happy where you are, start looking - but also remember, our economy is only getting better. - Trump [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:06 PM Flag
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You mean plenty of low-paying jobs with no benefits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:07 PM Flag
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Nope. All the job stats show increasing number of high paid jobs with benefits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:08 PM Flag
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in the top 10%. the rest have had any wage increase under trump gobbled up by inflation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:15 PM Flag
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I am still not paid more per hour than I was 20 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:20 PM Flag
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That's your problem, then. There's no real reason for that being the case except for your own performance and choice of job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:28 PM Flag
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so 80% of the US: its your fault. hmm. that sounds like a democrat slogan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:36 PM Flag
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The democrat party is full of communists, so what else do you expect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:10 PM Flag
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I thought republicans threw out the bootstrap narrative. the GOP seems so schizophrenic. wtf is their platform. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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Democratic platform is mass immigration. You have to be an idiot not to see that. Even Bernie agrees, Bernie days that the Democratic party’s open borders push is nothing more than a Koch Brothers plot to lower wages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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I said what is the GOP PLATFORM you robot troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:14 PM Flag
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he doesn't know. they don't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:16 PM Flag
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lol. what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:14 PM Flag
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he is schizophrenic. its sad really but best to ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:15 PM Flag
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Our entire system is based on eternal growth. The GOPs abortion stance is not going to be enough to sustain us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:18 PM Flag
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What are you talking about, this makes no sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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Money for rich people, and damn the consequences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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This. Open Borders is a Koch Brothers plot according to Bernie Sanders [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:17 PM Flag
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I dont know what open borders is except an alt right meme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:21 PM Flag
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Democrats are not saying that. We're at nearly full employment ... we need immigrants. They grow the economy. There are so many stupid people who don't understand this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:27 PM Flag
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troll gets it, he is just trolling bc that is what he does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:28 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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lol if you say so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:36 PM Flag
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So why does Trump use illegal immigrants for Mar-a-Lago? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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shhhh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:41 PM Flag
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oh, I guess the trading floor is closed. Now the limp dick frat boys from Kavanaughs' school are on a mommy board. Mario Kart anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:40 PM Flag
[ - ] A woman I knew in college lives in a 26 million dollar apartment. I already feel so poor among people in 1 million plus homes. Damn, it must be nice to have a trust fund or rich parents. At least the common denominator among most people I know is that they didn't earn the money themselves. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:02 PM Flag
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comparison is the thief of joy. dont focus on what others have. just focus on yourself and what you are grateful for [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:05 PM Flag
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Plenty of self made billionaires . Zuck was from a Long Island Dentist family and got rich [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:07 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:07 PM Flag
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agree . most people I know made the money themselves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:08 PM Flag
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This. All the failures and losers blame others and say the system is 100 percent rigged. Tell that to Jeff Besos who grew up poor or the Google founders who were immigrants with high IQ. America is the best place in the world if you are born with high IQ and horrible if you are born with low IQ (just ask all the men in prison because of low IQ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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Spare us the Horacio Alger anecdotes, we are as not stupid as IQ poster. [ Reply | More ]
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t [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:21 PM Flag
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Sure, he’s smart but the system is rigged in the sense that the Individual is compensated way too much! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 11:37 PM Flag
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Zuck was far more right place at right time than anything. Same with Mark Cuban. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:23 PM Flag
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You sound very immature. Who cares what anyone else has? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:06 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:17 PM Flag
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Is it the apartment in House Beautiful this month? 7,000 sq.ft. 11 bathrooms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:17 PM Flag
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jelly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:18 PM Flag
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Is it her apartment? Probably not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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eh, the bigger they are the higher they jump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:40 PM Flag
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She shouldn't be hanging around with you. It could be harmful to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:41 PM Flag
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True. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 11:37 PM Flag
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Million dollar homes aren’t what they used to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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You need to figure out how to be comfortable with who you are or live outside of urban areas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Maybe wrong place to post but I’m sure you ladies have wise words. In a moment of irrational craziness, broke up with guy that I had been having an intense affair with for six months. Within the same day day realized my mistake. I tried to reel him back in and it looked like he was ok with my repentance but after weeks of keeping me at arms length, he stood me up for a day he promised to see me. Did I lose him? We had something intense and beautiful. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:59 PM Flag
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Yes. You are too fucked is for him. He’s smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:00 PM Flag
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I don't think you're fucked up as OR thinks. Sounds like he was getting back at you and you're both, uh, not fully developed to do this dating thing especially if it was something intense and beautiful. Those are rare if not non-existent. Here's the silver lining: don't do this with the next one. Just take a private break to sort your feelings out. And to answer your question, yes, you lost him. Move forward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:10 PM Flag
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Doorknob [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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Affair? Like OW? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:24 PM Flag
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No, she's posted before. Newly divorced, he's younger. She started getting paranoid she was going to get hurt like she did in her marriage, so broke up with him before he could break up with her. Immediately realized it was a mistake. He accepted her apology but things were frosty between the two of them. Now it looks like he's stood her up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:31 PM Flag
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^God, I'm on UB too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:32 PM Flag
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"reel him back in?" The dude ran, for a reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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uh, Younger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 10:39 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the highest level math most middle schools have in nyc? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:55 PM Flag
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public is usually Algebra 1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:08 PM Flag
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Geometry (G&T) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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Whoops this not NYC though sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:12 PM Flag
[ - ] New Low in Phone Scams/Spoofed Numbers: Not only the bad guys using similar numbers to my number, they are now spoofing MY ACTUAL NUMBER. For example, let's say my name is Jane Smith and my phone is 212-222-2222, I am now received calls supposedly FROM Jane Smith using the number 212-222-2222, when they are calling Jane Smith at 212-222-2222! It's like a bad 70s horror movie, "the call is coming from your house, get out!" 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:55 PM Flag
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I got that too. I basically don't pick up calls that I don't know anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:56 PM Flag
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+1 why can't there be laws to fix this??? Telephones are basically broken. I never answer my phone anymore if I don't know the #, I let it go to VM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:36 PM Flag
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same. there is the do not call registry, but these people don't care. And there just aren't the resources to enforce it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:41 PM Flag
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Yeah I get that also, or numbers that are one or two digits different. I just don’t pick up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:58 PM Flag
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Yeah, but this is my EXACT number. Kind of freaky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:00 PM Flag
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Yup. I got some calls and they somehow can splice into your phone number so it appears. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:58 PM Flag
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It's your future self calling through a time warp to warn you about phone scams. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:10 PM Flag
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
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lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:42 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the longest period you’ve heard of someone going without seeing their minor child? (Other than situations like deployment or boarding school or camp.) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:53 PM Flag
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How long have they been holding those children from Central America in interment camps? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:59 PM Flag
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Are you looking to judge a parent who went on vacation and left the kids behind? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:00 PM Flag
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I guess it depends on how long you think a vacation should last in those circumstances. It’s been since last winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:01 PM Flag
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My daughter's parents haven't seen her since the day she was born. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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This is a really silly question. People are separated from their minor children all the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:32 PM Flag
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Voluntarily? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:33 PM Flag
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For how long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:37 PM Flag
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only at the border. it's not normal elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:24 PM Flag
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Used to work for someone who was sent to boarding school at 11 and not brought home for Thanksgiving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Freshman dd is going to homecoming this weekend with a group of friends, and is meeting her "boyfriend" at the dance. One of her classmates is high-functioning autistic and has had a crush on her since kindergarten - presents for her every birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc. She's told him many times that they can only be friends, and of course he asked her to the dance. Now he's asking if he can dance with her - NBD, except the last time she danced with him in middle school, he then ran around the halls telling everyone she was his girlfriend. One dance would be the polite thing to do, but he kind of creeps her out. Advice? 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:52 PM Flag
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Be a chaperone and you can intervene. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:53 PM Flag
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op: My daughter would not want me there, nor would I want to be there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:58 PM Flag
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She owes him nothing. School counselor should be aware of this history and talk the boy before the dance about boundaries & expectations. This is a tough spot for your daughter to be in & no one should pressure her to "just be nice." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:55 PM Flag
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op: His mom and I are friendly - she's often told him not to pressure her, or that she's "not ready." He asked her out last year, and she picked him up from school because he couldn't stop crying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:58 PM Flag
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No! He needs to stop harassing her. His mom should not be encouraging this at all. Not ready?! Please. Too many young girls and women are harassed by unstable boys and men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:07 PM Flag
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op: You're right. We've known him since kindergarten, and he's a sweet kid, but yeah - enough's enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:14 PM Flag
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Your daughter should not be put in this position [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:08 PM Flag
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Why would his mother of all people plant false hope in his head, strengthen his fantasy narrative, and support his efforts to wear her down? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:22 PM Flag
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n.p. Ugh, I agree! It's reminding me of the sick-o mom in CT who "bonded" with her son over their gun collection. Hopefully, this family is far from that example, but I would be super cautious here... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:56 PM Flag
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Not ready??? That implies she will date him at a later point? This is so creepy and needs to end. However, I would be polite because who knows - he might turn to violence. I am surprised that you have let this go that far. By no means should she feel obligated to dance with him. Does his mother have issues too? Who says “not ready” and nourishes hope in this Romeo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:53 PM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:58 PM Flag
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This!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:06 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:15 PM Flag
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Make sure he doesn't own guns. He sounds creepy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:09 PM Flag
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n.p. I have to agree with this--for the safety of them both. And I agree w/above poster who suggests you make this history known to the counseling staff. Does he post to any social media? I would be checking it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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Dan e with him. What cares if he believes she is his gf? There is no harm here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:21 PM Flag
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You're so incredibly wrong [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:25 PM Flag
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This is the type of boy who shoots up his school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:34 PM Flag
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Yup, or rapes & stabs his "crush" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:38 PM Flag
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He has the right not to be treated cruelly, and your DD has the right not to be embarrassed. She should be as polite as possible, but it's her call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:40 PM Flag
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??? No one is suggesting cruelty and it sounds like her daughter has been patient and polite, but this obsession has been going on for nine years and this boy needs to be made to understand that she does not has never and will never be romantically interested in him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:44 PM Flag
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That's what I said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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op: On one hand, I thought one fast dance together wouldn't be the end of the world, but she really, really doesn't want to. Maybe chat over a glass of punch or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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Nope. I understand, you want to be sympathetic to the boy and to teach your dd to have empathy. But - you / your dd are encouraging him by being “nice” and this is probably why this is still going on. It’s counter intuitive but everyone would actually be doing this boy a favor by making it totally clear that your dd has a boyfriend and is not interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:04 PM Flag
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n.p. I hope somebody has made the "boyfriend" aware of the situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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He needs to stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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Yeah, I get it. Trying to be polite so no one gets their feelings hurt and to be nice. I’m trying to move away from that mindset and tell my dd’s If you are in an uncomfortable situation, then remove yourself from that situation instead of staying in it to be nice and polite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:07 PM Flag
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Np -good advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:10 PM Flag
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Don't accept any more gifts. No more contact with him. This stuff only encourages him. Talk to the parents and school counselor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:15 PM Flag
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Your dd sound like a gem. She’s been dealing with this since kindergarten and now she’s in high school. You need to advocate for her. Like the other poster said, she owes him nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:16 PM Flag
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I think you have let this go on way too long. I can’t even believe this, he was encouraged by his mother and by your inaction. I hope he remains peaceful when she rejects him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:20 PM Flag
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What are the chances that this kid will grow up to become a 6'2", hot, muscular, alpha tech billionaire? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:22 PM Flag
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Have your DD's boyfriend talk some sense into him, if you know what I mean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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That was one of the saddest scenes in "Flowers for Algernon". Tell me you're kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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nope, it needs to be done [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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In the book - I don't think it was in the movie - the retarded boy gave a note to a girl, and her brother & his goons beat him up because he's different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 10:17 PM Flag
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this is different - the kid in OP's story has been doing this for years and hasn't stopped despite getting rejected repeatedly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 10:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Potentially moving to LA, probably Santa Monica or Venice. Have two kids in MS and would like to stick to private. Open to single sex (one boy, one girl). People I have talked to have kids in school all over the city - commuting from places like Manhattan Beach to downtown for catholic boys school. Is this really what people do for private schools in this city? Send kids an hour away on a bus? I guess it is no different than going to Poly Prep from Manhattan but maybe we are spoiled by living on UES so close to schools. Are the LA privates really worth the commute or should we try to find the closest? Or give up and move somewhere with good publics. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:48 PM Flag
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I guess what is confusing me is everyone says "commute is key" when telling you where to live but then send their kids twice as far to school! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:50 PM Flag
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I have lived in Los Angeles my whole life. The best lifestyle for you and your kids is to live right next to kids school and work right next to kids school. WHERE is your office going to be? I can help you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:51 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:51 PM Flag
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DH will be in El Segundo. I don't know yet, will have to find new job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:53 PM Flag
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You see the problem is there are no good privates near El Segundo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:54 PM Flag
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Omg, just live in Manhattan Beach. No need for privates, problem solved! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:57 PM Flag
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Bullshit. Manhattan beach schools are no fucking way as good as Brentwood school or Harvard Westlake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:58 PM Flag
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My friends in MB send their kids to private (one has sons at Loyola and another kids at Vistamar). They made me think the HS is too big and would be too much culture shock for my kids coming from Manhattan privates. True? I do love MB although we were thinking it was a bit more suburban feeling than we wanted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:00 PM Flag
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Yeah my friends in mb use private schools too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:01 PM Flag
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MB is great, it really doesn't feel that suburban, you get the best of the suburbs (being able to drive to a nice Target!) with a walkable downtown with actual decent restaurants and close to the airport and easy enough to get to all the rest of the things LA has to offer (despite the traffic). I moved from NYC 2 years ago and have no regrets, people are nice and life is so much easier (and cheaper!). My kids are young though and happy in public elementary but everyone I know with kids in public HS is very happy, the facilities are amazing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:12 PM Flag
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If you had a brain, you would not buy right now. Apply for Harvard Westlake and Brentwood School. Thn buy a house right next to the school your kids go to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:53 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:53 PM Flag
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I don't want to screw our potential commutes based on the school though, Harvard Westlake is not convenient for DH. So much harder than NYC! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:56 PM Flag
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Brentwood school is the answer. Are u in los angles right now? i can list places for u to chck ou [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:58 PM Flag
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No not yet. I probably won't be moving till the school year ends but I have to think about school now. So stressful. Also no relocation help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:04 PM Flag
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You want to get both kids accepted in to the Brentwood School and buy a house at the intersection of the 405 and Sunset. that is a five minute commute for your kids and an easy commute down the 405 for your husband. Buy an electric car to get HOV stickers and DH is all set. I know this, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:57 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:01 PM Flag
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Hov stickers are useless now...maybe knocks 5 mins max of my husband’s commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:03 PM Flag
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My DH sticker works well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:07 PM Flag
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How hard is it to get in? I was sort of assuming that it might be like NYC and that you have to cast the net pretty wide in the hope of getting in somewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:01 PM Flag
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Call up brentwood school right now tll them u r full pay and that they are your first choice. push it and your kids will be accepted now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:02 PM Flag
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OP - not sure I like Brentwood to live in though! I have lived in NYC my whole life so don't mind the gritty side of SM or Venice. Am I crazy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:08 PM Flag
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Not crazy at all. Each to her own, but the ghetto thug gangsta rappers in Venice may murder you. Ghetto people do that. Read some articles on the high murder rate in Venice before you buy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:14 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] DH never had much to do with DC's education until now. Since she's in high school, he wants her taking advanced classes. But every night he has to spend hours next to her, telling her to sit up, look engaged, treat him better. Everyday, he tells her she's behind. Every day. She's getting As, but she still needs him sitting next to her. If she solves a problem, she'll act unable to solve the next problem without him sitting next to her. That's why he criticizes her and tells her she's behind. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:45 PM Flag
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You know this, but DH is setting up a poor learning dynamic here. I helped my kids a lot, but I stopped sitting with them and their homework after middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:47 PM Flag
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She did all her assignments and homework independent of us in middle school. I'll admit she did a lot of collaborative projects where she didn't do anything but the easiest parts. She has admitted to me that it was in middle school where she learned to only put forth the least amount of effort so she wouldn't be disappointed by working hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:52 PM Flag
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Honestly I think your DH has hit the wall with this one. She's not going to work with your husband, she's using him as a safety net. It's hard work to do all your homework on your own. And she may like some of the attention she gets from him. But it's not going to change her gpa [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:35 PM Flag
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She definitely likes the attention. As much as she spews a litany of profanity at him, she acts completely helpless now. Her fetches drinks and food for her. She won't even wash her own face. He gets her two washcloths, one soapy and one just wet. Then takes her used washcloths to the laundry for her. They cuddle together when not fighting. He takes off her shoes for her. He's even carried her to bed. I haven't said all this b/c I was sure I'd get called a troll for it, but they are either being verbally abusive toward each other or she's acting helpless and he infantilizes her. Any protests I make has her saying that's my problem and not hers, and he says no one cares about this but me. The more I protest, the more the both of them act like I'm unreasonable, excessive, weird, hysterical, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:44 PM Flag
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OP, if you're still watching this, your DH and DD have gotten themselves into a really effed up dynamic. From the fact that she "spews a litany of profanity at him " at what? 14? to the fact that he puts up with that and then treats her like an infant, none of this is good, and your DD will not know how to have a normal relationship with a male her own age if this continues. I rarely recommend therapy on this board, but in this case, I think you all need to go to family counseling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 11:47 PM Flag
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DH is a douchebag. He is destroying her self-esteem and frankly modeling (unawares to DD) typical chauvinistic behavior. I'd intercede. I put my DCs above DH. I had parents who treated me less than and I've worked my entire life getting rid of that baggage. I was a straight A student, three AP classes, scholarships, you name it and was constantly told I'm not good enough. You start to believe it, trust me. Do your DCs a favor -- remove him from the equation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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I don't really know how to remove my husband from the equation. Are you suggesting divorce? Because she won't choose living with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:17 PM Flag
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np Sounds as though she is telling you to put poison in his coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:46 PM Flag
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Maybe so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:00 PM Flag
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+ a million. OP, I would go talk to a counselor on my own if I were you to figure out how to navigate this. He will destroy her confidence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:26 AM Flag
[ - ] For people with high HHIs, when did you start making money that felt like good money to you? At what age/point in your career would you have told yourself we aren't making it in NYC, and then moved to a cheap place? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:40 PM Flag
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^If you weren't feeling like you were making good money by that point, I mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:41 PM Flag
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High HHI is relative. For me personally, once I crossed the salary threshold to 6 figures, I felt I had “made it”. However DH and I moved to the burbs not because of affordability but because we saw how much more “house” our money could buy here than shoeboxes in Manhattan. Plus the yard space and comfort of driving wherever we wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] DeBlasio is pushing for more illegals to come to New york despite terrible academic results of the children and grandchildren of illegals 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:20 PM Flag
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Mexican and Central American immigrants in the U.S. continue to be have the lowest educational attainment levels among all major immigrant groups pewrsr.ch/2qz2zvx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:20 PM Flag
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pewrsr.ch/2qz2zvx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:20 PM Flag
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what is the policy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:32 PM Flag
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Weird. So, are you saying that someone's immigration status determined by some white people in law, can change a person's academic potential? So if the government gave green cards to these family's their children's learning potential would dramatically improve? How does the legality of their immigration status change their potential? Not sure I follow this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:35 PM Flag
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*families [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:36 PM Flag
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Read the Pew study, Pew is not biased [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:45 PM Flag
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I'm glad you published this link. I found this information: immigrants were just as likely as the U.S. born to have a college degree or more, 32% and 30% respectively. Thank you for sharing this profound information! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:55 PM Flag
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Wrong. Illegal immigrant Hispanics fail academicall [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:59 PM Flag
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No--read the report. I'm surprised you missed this key point. That immigrants were just as likely to have a college degree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:02 PM Flag
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How do you know they're illegals if they're illegal? What nonsense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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who decides when we're all here illegally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:43 PM Flag
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He knows there is a dearth of good nannies in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 08:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Yom Kippur songs, get out my head! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:19 PM Flag
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I know, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:22 PM Flag
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What songs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:36 PM Flag
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My favorite has always been the Day of Atonement Cha Cha Cha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:50 PM Flag
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Baby shark, doo doo do doo doo doo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 11:44 PM Flag
[ - ] My mom always tries her best to avoid having everything to do with skating moms, even though my sister really wanted to be a figure skater. Anyway, DD is stepping into her aunt’s footsteps and skates (my sister never got far, only skates 1-2 times per week for 2 years or so). But my DD is super excited and I let her go 4-5 times per week. She has overtaken a few of her friends and now the moms are super bitchy to me. My mom thinks this is hilarious, that I fell into the trap of becoming a skating mom. Can anyone explain to me why every mom was super friendly when my DD was worse than their kids but all of a sudden, if she gets better, some moms become super bitchy, telling me about all the girls who do better than my DD, and what her mistakes are? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:17 PM Flag
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^^^Again, NO ONE at the rink is bound for Olympic fame! I don’t get the competition. Honestly, who cares??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:18 PM Flag
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Watch that lifetime cheerleader mom movie, same thing...can you really not figure this out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:18 PM Flag
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I will watch it. But mind you, I am the most unathletic person in the world, I was a nerd at school. I don’t have a single competitive bone in my body. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:20 PM Flag
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^ sorry meant tried and skated - past tense! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:18 PM Flag
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Common sports parent behavior. They do it in baseball too. I honestly can't figure it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:19 PM Flag
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I don’t get it. Chances are, none of these kids will play the sport after college. They might coach some kids on the side for fun, but no one will do it professionally. Why get so invested? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:22 PM Flag
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Yes, baseball was like this for us too, and I was as surprised as OP. I too am a nerd and had no clue people were like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:55 PM Flag
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Same thing with ballet moms (some of them). Some are normal, but some seem like they came straight from central casting for Stage Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:27 PM Flag
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OP. My analysis is that these parents have nothing to show for in their own lives and that’s why they live vicariously through their children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:29 PM Flag
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those tend to be the ones! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:34 PM Flag
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Right? I mean who has time to sit at the rink or ballet practice for 10-15 hours each week? If they had a life they wouldn’t be sitting there, comparing all these little girls. I am ready to outsource this to a babysitter, hopefully I find one soon. I can’t sit and watch for hours and hours. I will just go there on the weekends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:41 PM Flag
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every sport my kid has been in has this subset, but it seem esp. vicious in skating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:29 PM Flag
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But yesterday was a revelation. This was a mom whom I meet twice a week, have known for over a year. We always got along well. And now she turned into this b****. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:34 PM Flag
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crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 07:38 PM Flag
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Hyper involved sports parents are the worst. It's the most ridiculous thing ever. I really hate the ones that coach from the sidelines. So glad none of my kids are doing team sports this year. We're just doing golf, tennis and an instrument. No soccer or baseball - So great not to have to spend my time at practice and games in the heat, cold and rain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.18, 09:01 PM Flag
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