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[ - ] How do you know a mom is breastfeeding? She will tell you! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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ok? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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just wait for the blogs to start. truly horrifying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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Not me! I am in such a pro-formula family that I try to avoid the topic at all cost. And I am currently bf-ing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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What does your fam do/say that makes them so "pro formula"?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Yeah breastfeeding tends to turn women in to martyrs, if only for a little while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Only if you ask. Stop staring at her breasts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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Like having gone to Harvard....a real need to mention this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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I have a newborn and I never mention anything but people ALWAYS ask me. Always. I pump and supplement with formula and when i tell them that they look at me like I'm crazy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:21 PM Flag
[ - ] When your land has been occupied by a foreign army as long as your children have been alive, and this occupying army regularly brutalises and humiliates the friends and relatives of these children, stopping kids from confronting the invaders is naturally going to be very difficult. Convincing the Israeli adults in control of this weaponry in civilian areas that they should not be using it to kill children who are merely stone throwers should not be difficult. The statistics sadly tell a different story, of a deep-rooted Israeli contempt for the lives of Palestinian children that should inspire Western outrage. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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haven't you noticed that our outrage is spent on killer nannies picking up at school, ebola, and friends/family overstaying their welcome? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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Oh all issues that are deeply important [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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We're not Israeli. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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arabs kill far more arabs than israelis do. as clinton said, palestinians want israelis to kill as many civilians as possible so the world condemns them. ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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What, you are babbeling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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at least i can spell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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So strange how this story has changed over the years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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yes, they are no longer simply stone throwers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Be honest, OP. Do you really expect Israelis to just walk out of their homes on day, get on planes and move somewhere? Just vacate their country (which is a country, even if you don't want it to be)? Seems like a very unrealistic goal, which will just leave you frustrated and angry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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or not respond to rockets and kidnappings and killings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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???? Meaning the Israeli's should just ignore rockets and kidnappings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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NO WAY. they need to protect their people, the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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Arabs should go home. I don't understand what are they doing here. Just breeding little angry terrorists. Why do we give them free education in the US if they all seek asylum here but Make wives wear burkas and headscarves here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Say a prayer. School-age kids exposed to ebola in Texas. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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I'll say a prayer that you fear mongering lunatics will stop freaking everyone out over what will turn out to be nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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Ok good luck with your cancer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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What does that have to do with ebola fear mongering [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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lol, so much for your "say a prayer" compassion, huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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only school-age kids exposed to ebola deserve her prayers. not the UB hoi polloi. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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seems a little extreme to wish cancer on someone for saying (correctly IMO) that you should all stop fear mongering [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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yes, very extreme. I'm with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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(although very extreme is ridiculous) so just extreme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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Double adjative [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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What a good Christian. I'm sure Jesus would reply just like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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Wait. But didn't God create everything? Including the Ebola virus? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else feel like friends/family treat you as a free hotel? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Not a free hotel, but a free errand girl/maker of phone calls/advice giver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Yes, if we didn't live in NYC, I doubt people would ever come to visit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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When we moved to NYC my ILs gave us SOOOOOOOO much shit about it. Until they realized we made a great hotel and planned all kinds of long visits at their convenience with no regard for our schedules. DH and I butted heads about this and I ended up compromising that they could stay with us but had to at least vet dates with us first and give us a say in when they were coming. Then when we moved to the burbs after a few years they made a huge stink about how we should stay in the city, and made sure to squeeze in a few last visits before we moved. We've been in the burbs 2.5 years now and my BIL has yet to visit us, and when other family members visit they split their trip half with us and half in the city. I dont blame them for wanting to go to the city but all hell would break loose if we tried to split a trip to visit them and spend half of our time doing something more interesting/desirable. Its just funny how blatant they are, although I feel guilty because I know it upsets my DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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that would drive me nuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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Yes. Bounderies are important. If they don't get a clue, you might have to gently say no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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oh sure. sister called today to see if she and her boyfriend could go to my beachouse to celebrate their one year anniversary this weekend. when i told her i had actually already let another friend go there, she asked if i could cancel them so she could have it. lovely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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wow, that's so rude it's funny! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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it's totally typical. my house is already her hotel. and she resents when it is not available. calls the guest room she likes to sleep in "her room". it's ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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You are encouraging this or it wouldn't happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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my friend & her DHco-purchased a beach house w her ILs. they split everything 50/50 inc use of the house, guests, etc. when they purchased it, DH's much younger brother was in college far away and was really not around to be a guest except when he visited parents. well a number of years ago, he got married, moved back to town so to speak, and he & his wife treat the house as their own. it's become a HUGE issue bc her IL's don't think it's "fair" to tell their other son that he can't use it since it's also theirs, but meanwhile my friend and her DH put up a substantial amount of $ towards that house (mortgage, upkeep, taxes, etc) and BIL & wife don't even offer grocery money but yet think they can use it whenever they please. some people are just entitled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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younger kid syndrome. that's a tough one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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lol. my rude sister is also the youngest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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that's bullshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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I could feel that way, but weirdly, I love visitors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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visitors i love. it's entitled siblings that sometimes get irritating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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I get that. Maybe I like visitors so much because I don't have siblings! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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My in laws kept asking for a key, so we established boundaries and said no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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not enough! But I miss everyone and NYC is a long way to come for them.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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Yes!!! BIL got a short-term job in flyover state. SIL constantly staying here in NYC and venturing out to our vacation home rather than staying with her DH because she is "job hunting". I think they are not doing well money-wise right now, but know they received a significant inheritance a few years ago that maybe they are not touching. I'm sure they see it as being thrifty, but I am bothered by how family and friends try to make you part of their savings plan. I would never dream of an indefinite extended stay with someone. I am assuming this would not be happening if it weren't absolutely necessary, so I'm just trying to sit tight for now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:46 PM Flag
[ - ] St. David's vs. Browning? Other than that one is K-8 and more religious.... 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.01.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Whichever one you get into. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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St David's academics are much better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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+1mm no comparison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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I prefer Browning - more focused on technology, more modernized. St D felt archaic with the big trip to Rome, etc. But the religion thing is the real difference - St D is very homogeneous and there is chapel every single day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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From St. David's website: "First and Second Graders participate in a weekly Chapel service and daily Chapel begins in Third Grade." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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I love that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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I much preferred Browning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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but chapel isn't strictly religious--it's character and principles based. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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Ok Pr Browning mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Both are small, white and wealthy. Take your pick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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Don't know much about browning but I know so many nice families whose kids go to st David's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:10 PM Flag
[ - ] I have noticed a lot of moms sporting Van-type shoes in animal-skin patterns and Birkenstocks. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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yes. this is a trend now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Both are over a year old trends. Still in though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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People are such sheep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Really, I think they are pretty simple, classic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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man, those are both ugly. As bad as the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers, but maybe less ridiculous? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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Yes, both were big trends this summer, great for moms as they are practical too (I own both) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Oh vans. I thought you meant shoes that look like a minivan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Definitely a trend, but I don't like them. No interest in trends, I'm just wearing my Converse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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I don't have converse, but think they are way more appealing that those linked above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Name Poll- Winifred NN- Winnie 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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The Wonder Years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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so cute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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love it. every Winnie I've known has been smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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Millicent, nn millie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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Love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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Love it for a child. Not so much for a middle aged woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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horrible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:07 PM Flag
[ - ] One of my closest 'friends' has deluded herself into thinking my ex-husband is going to swoop her off her feet and marry her. I almost feel bad for her. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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they're fucking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Apparently. Not the first time he's done something like this, he will make his way through my peer group as a way to get an edge out of me. It's just something he does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Um, WHAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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he sounds awful. and it sounds like you will have the last laugh here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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give us the back story [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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She's dreamily announced that they are involved in their little love story and if I'm not "happy for her" that is my problem and she hopes I "work on becoming more accepting of their love". I'm not even kidding here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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she is a pig [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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omg! Did you laugh in her face? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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I did one of those unattractive snort laughs, it was too amusing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Slow fade of that friend. Who wants someone elses ex-husband (in a group of friends)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Oh he'll play around with her for a while but she will end up in the same pile as the rest of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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slow fade? i think insta-drop is fine in this case [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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she is not a real friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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she sounds really, really stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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She's not stupid, exactly, but she's nowhere close to him on the IQ range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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No longer a friend I hope. Was it hurtful? It sounds like you're getting a bit of a laugh from it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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At this point I feel only anger and amusement in regards to these situations. She's seen everything first hand, so if she's going to fall for that crap... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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you don't sound like a true friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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oh this is SO not the OP's issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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no matter how smart you are in this situation, it's gotta hurt. sorry for you - they deserve each other [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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seems like you pick real losers as husbands and friends...of course birds of a feather...so you might want to look within too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Did you participate in 3soms with him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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No? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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what a little biotch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:51 PM Flag
[ - ] UB, what are your favorite red wines under $30? I'm due in 2 weeks and we recently finished up a big kitchen remodel that included a built-in 45 bottle wine fridge. Looking forward to stocking it and being able to have wine again! I generally like malbec, chianti classico, etc and bourdeaux. Open to whites recommendations as well, but we both prefer red. 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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are you going to breastfeed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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What does that matter? You can drink wine and breastfeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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no no no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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Never heard of it, sorry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Yes, and I'm obviously not planning to get hammered, but once baby's feeds are a little more predictable I plan to have a few glasses here and there. I BF my first for a while but still had my fair share of some well-timed wine :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Don't feel the need to justify yourself to this santcimommy asshole. You are allowed to drink wine when you have a baby. Case closed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Ignore. The reason doctors caution about BF and drinking is that they don't want you to get hammered and drop the baby or roll over the baby in a drunken stupor. Wine get diluted before it goes into BM. You would have to stone cold drunk and on the verge of alcohol poisoning for your baby to get tipsy. Doctors err on the side of caution because Americans don't understand moderation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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np- what does that have to do with with wanting wine suggestions... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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See, here's the problem. Why did you include a 45 bottle wine fridge if you're not enough of a wine drinker to know the answer to this question? It sounds like you put it there because you like the 'idea' of having wine in the house, but you don't drink that much? Because most people who I know who drink wine know that you don't need to spend even $20 to get a good bottle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Someone pooped in your coffee this morning again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Let her enjoy her new wine fridge, for god's sake. Maybe if she doesn't know a lot about wines now, she'll have the opportunity to educate herself in the long run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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np - totally disagree - she'll have wine on hand all the time at the right temp, and maybe she wants to buy in case sizes, or just learn more about wine as she goes. put your glass of judgey down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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General Topics 10.01.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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OP: thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:47 PM Flag
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We drink lots of wine, usually $15 and under, but tend to buy the same stuff over and over, nothing fancy, and typically only would keep a few bottles on hand at a time. Now that we have space to store it we are looking to branch out a bit and I posted here for new ideas. (I would usually just base my decision to try a new wine on a mix of price, description, type of wine, and -- being completely honest here -- the design of the label). I def wouldnt consider us wine experts by any means, we just enjoy drinking it. Everyone need sto start somewhere though, right? As a baseline, my most recent fav was Alamos Malbec which I typically would buy for about $10/bottle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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^^ I also put the "under $30" because this being UB I was afraid people would start recommending $200 bottles which isn't what I am looking for. I want something we can drink without feeling like we need to save it for a special occasion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Don't defend yourself, OR is an asshole. Maybe the ebola has entered the part of her brain that makes her a normal person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Well that was helpful...I recently had this Tenuta la Pergola "Il Goccetto" Vino Rosso NV and enjoyed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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Love Catena Malbec. La Posta has a few nice ones too, I like the Bonarda the best. And I love Spanish whites - Riax Biaxas (sp?) region - all under $20, all delicious IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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^and we also always buy a few bottles of 75 Cabernet - it gets crappy reviews online, but we love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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TY. Malbec is my fav most recently so I am especially interested to try a new malbec. Also open to giving whites another shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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YW! There are tons of great Malbecs out there. :) Also, this is not a Malbec, but it sure is tasty: http://www.wine.com/v6/Can-Blau-Blau-2012/wine/128179/Detail.aspx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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TY. Plan to print this out and bring it to the store next time we go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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Bonus: the bottle is pretty so it's a good one to bring along to a friend's house! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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go to a local but larger liquer store, mid day so its not so busy. have someone help you buy 2-3 mixed cases, you'll get a 10-20% discount. i love trying new wines. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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meomi is wonderful. also La crema. both around $20 and delicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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You should sign up for this. I have been doing it - fun to receive new bottles every so often and not very expensive. http://www.lot18.com/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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I love Spanish wines; they are generally made in a very European style, but without the price of a Bordeaux or Brunello. Also, try finding Bordeaux wines with the Cru bourgeois designation, where you still get excellent winemaking at lower prices than the classified growths. I love Andrea Robinson's book "Great Wines Made Simple"; she gives you a nice organized overview of different wines/styles and lots of suggestions to help you stock your new fridge. Cheers! :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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Wine is like sex: even when it isn't perfect it's still pretty good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Another possible ebola case in Dallas. So it begins. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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school age kids had contact w ebola guy too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Awful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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stop. you are making yourself crazy! this isn't helping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Not good at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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ok then, the Daily Mail is reporting that a dozen people may have ebola! Flee the country, by private plane if possible! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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methinks you want something awful to happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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It's just Texas. NBD, really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:42 PM Flag
[ - ] There used to be ads on this page but now they're gone. What's the point for them to maintain this site? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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the overnight spam is paid spam, I feel sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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that has to have the worst ROI ever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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how could that be? the spam is mostly nonsensical. and i can't imagine anyone clicks on the links, so how much could this site possibly charge the spammers for the space? it's a mystery to me... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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You may be right. I've never thought of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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The content has to be worth something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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Content isn't worth anything, but advertisers might be interested in the users of this site if there are enough of them and they seem to be a desirable demographic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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Too many racists, anti semites, potential child rapists and bigots here to attract real advertisers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is it that people are so keen on having their kids involved in sports as some sort of teacher of life lessons? In the past several years I've met a bunch of people, maybe 10 or 12, who played sports in college (so at a pretty high level) and almost every one of them is in some sort of sales position now. In fact, one of the guys I know told me that he looks for people who have had sports experience to hire for his sales positions specifically. If those are the kinds of life lessons people are being taught through sports I don't see the huge benefit. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Not ever parent who has their dc in sports wants or expects them to become a pro or get a college scholaship playing. We want to encourage dc to exercise from an early age. Team work and commitment are also important imo. You can't miss practice and let your team down. I also believe that too much free time is not good, especially for teens, so anyway that you can fill these after school time slots is positive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Teens need free time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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For what? To waste more time on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat? To end up pregnant? Some free time is okay, but too much free time is not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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We will have to agree to disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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This is a huge generalization, I played sports in college and so did my DH and we don't know anyone in sales. Maybe this guy looks to hire people who played sports because that is his network. Nothing about being an athlete makes you good at sales, the two are not related [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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ITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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See, that's interesting. Because this guy told me directly "being in a team sport is the most important thing to be successful in sales." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Just his opinion. Perhaps he equates being in team sports as also translating to being a good team player, or aggressive, or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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np: I think a lot of athletes are "go-getter" types - aggressive (in a good way), comeptitive - so people like that tend to be good at sales. i also think sports teaches leadership and teamwork which while not specifically sales-related, I think are good things throughout life. final note - a lot of traders are former athletes as they are quick decision makers - good at thinking on their feet. some of them go into sales when they get too old to be traders. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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sales of what? (for former traders) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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all kinds of things. whether things in the securities industry - say mutual funds, research, etc. or not. there is a low barrier to entry into sales jobs of any kind - if you went to college, have a network, an outgoing personality and are willing to work hard, many sales jobs will be open to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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Studies came out showing if your child was into sports they were less likely to use drugs and alcohol, have sex etc. so people jumped in. There are also some who believe it is necessary for college apps. To address what you mentioned, the college athletes you know are in sales. Could that be because they didnt graduate? Because without sports they might not have attended college at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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It's just good exercise, and it teaches teamwork the way that a lot of non-sport activities really can't- except for band/orchestra, which also teaches great teamwork in a different setting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Playing sports does not turn you into a used-care-salesperson, which is what it appears you are implying. But sports are good for learning to be a part of a whole, bonding to others, managing highs and lows, keeping yourself fit, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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I am involved in interviewing medical students for a surgical subspecialty residency. History of playing team sports is considered as one of the selection criteria [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Of course it is. Surgeons and salesmen are pretty similar, in my experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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OR. I hope you stay healthy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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i was just going to post that many of my surgery colleagues played college level sports or were very proficient musicians. i think it demonstrates commitment, discipline, and grit, which bode well for getting through training! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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I don't meet people so keen on having their kids involved in sports. I meet people who introduce their kids to some sports activity and as the kids grow older, they either love it or stop doing it. The ones who do it in college are the kids who carry their soccer ball with them everywhere waiting for an opportunity to kick it around or practice skills, or the basketball players on the playground every minute they can. Some kids in high school enjoy doing sports socially and want to do well, but not with that same love that you see with some kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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I don't think sales is the only field that looks for people with a background in team sports. Team sports shows commitment, working together (in this era of snowflake children...), a healthy lifestyle, taking direciton, working thorough adversity, work ethic, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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And the ability to lose without throwing a damn fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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we once hired an ex professional body builder, big mistake. so full of himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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lol. That's a team sport when you consider the people providing the steroids... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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Individual sports are totally different than team sports IMHO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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life lessons like beating up your spouse and child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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Yea, two people define countless millions. Small world you live in. Small mind too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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2 people? you clearly don't follow sports. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Actually I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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then you are just ignoring the legions of NBA, MLB and NFL stars who've been arrested for domestic violence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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Have a little hyperbole today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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np: IMO, football (at the college/pro level which is pretty much the same) requires many of the same attributes to be successful as are possessed by violent criminals. if you dig deeper, you will find that many college and pro football players who find themselves in trouble with the law or their university (and many who avoid it) were in trouble for similar behavior before they even got to college or the pros and coaches and instituions overlook it for a great player. it is a sport full of very aggressive individuals and that aggression is rewarded - is it so surprising that some of them are going to be violent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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Football is only one sport and you are talking about professionals. HS volleyball isn't quite the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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Where I used to work, they'd hire male athletes to shake the customer's hands, and maybe take them out for the deal closing party. They'd also hire female ex-models for the same purpose. The jobs paid okay, but weren't anywhere near where the real money was being made. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Aside from the parents being busy, what is the downside of a kid being involved in a sport? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I think the NYP article was in very poor taste and I'm not even from NY. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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very poor taste and the ny post are married (and you would know this if you were from ny) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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What article? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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that Krim article that everybody has been posting about [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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link? I have been off for a few days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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The NY Post thrives on bad taste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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And bad journalism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] How difficult is it to get into Trinity for 9th grade? DS, perfect grades, perfect scores, great recs, year round athlete, team captain, etc.. Any helpful advice would be welcome. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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What are perfect scores? 9,9,9,9? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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Your DS got 4 9's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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Im a NP but my dc did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Where did he go for HS? From where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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How can you have scores already? When did he take ISEE? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Took a practice one and scored perfectly. So for the sake of argument please weigh in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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If he got all 9's on the four sections, that is great. However, the practice tests in lots of the books are very easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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It is very unusual to get all 9's. If your DS does that, congratulations! Did he really make no mistakes on the ISSE Upper Level test that they send out? That is amazing. You can even get one or two questions wrong and get a 9. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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Depends on the section, sometimes it bumps you down to 8 with just one wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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If his numbers, recs are perfect, it's all about whether you're a PITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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^^ this and seeming like you will be an asset to the class room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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np: They barely speak to the parents on the visit. It's all about the student. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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They do not care about parents in HS, beyond ability to pay tuition and college legacy status. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Please characterize PITA behavior. Please be specific. I did not think that parents figured strongly in the interview process. I am a widow by the way, so would be interviewing alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Responder above: your parent interview will only be about 5-10 minutes long, if that. They just ask if you have any questions. You go on a tour with a student who may or may not be able to answer your questions. Your ds will go with another student on a separate tour. They ask mostly personality type questions. You will meet at the end and your ds will have a longer interview either before or after your short one. That's it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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^^No one cares if you, as a parent, are an asset to the classroom for HS. Maybe if you were a gazillionaire but even that is less of a factor in HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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They care if the DS will be an asset to classroom. They don't want quiet, shy kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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His interview is important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Lots of competition for boys but if he really has perfect scores and you can pay tuition your odds are very good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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If you went to H/Y/P/S/MIT he's a shoe in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Is this enterovirus in Manhattan?? My very asthmatic son is getting sick and now I'm worried... 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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a child died of it in RI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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It's in Westchester County, so if it's not in NYC, it will be soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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I think it is. Pediatricians arent sending out tests. Just hospitals. Be vigilant and keep us posted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I kind of feel like if your child isn't sick enough to need the hospital, it doesn't really matter if it's enterovirus or another type of respiratory virus. No real treatment anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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Even if your child is in the ICU, it doesn't matter whether it is that strain of enterovirus or not. There is zero treatment or cure other than supportive therapies, so nothing changes if the test comes back positive (in like 2 weeks) or not, except everyone in the vicinity gets needlessly terrified. Because the vast, vast majority of people who catch that strain of the virus exhibit mild cold-like symptoms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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OP- Agree that it doesn't matter as long as you're not in the hospital. Just curious because I have heard this particular one comes on fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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Seasonal flu is still much more dangerous to asthmatic kids than this virus. I wouldn't freak yourself out. It could be any one of a hundred cough/cold viruses, and the treatment is identical no matter which one it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:47 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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I am in Manhattan and just getting over entero68 - day 12. Husb had it too. It's not new, always around but just epidemic now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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You're full of it. This strain hasn't been around in 50 years. And the test takes longer than 12 days to come back in most cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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My doc did not do the lab tests on us...said he knew was 99% sure because of clinical presentation and there was no real tx anyway - except for the codeine cough syrup for my pulled ligament from coughing. Doc told us this was not a new virus. Didn't mention it's date of origin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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Your doc was not right to say he was 99% sure what strain of what common respiratory virus you had. That's just ridiculous. He had no way of knowing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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When my doctor tells me something is his highly probably diagnosis, I trust him. I still feel horrible so go away, please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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NP - Why so accusatory? Not nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Because she's saying things that are patently not true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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I know an entire family in CT that had something that may/may not have been entero68. They were sick as dogs for almost a month, all of them. They made it through okay. This was in the late summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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Take him to the dr ASAP. We went for a check up yesterday, and dr said that this virus is dangerous for asthmatic kids. Does he wheeze? Take to the dr immediately if you hear wheezing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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OP- thanks. This is what I'm wondering. He isn't wheezing yet but his cough is starting to sound bad and he literally just woke up with it this morning. My suspicion is that in the middle of the night he's going to be full on asthma attack. I'm new to this whole asthma thing so it scares me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 06:26 PM Flag
[ - ] How do I get my 2 year old to stop whining? I am going to lose it! 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ignore the whine. explain in a calm voice that your ears do not hear whining. they do hear talking. then only respond to talking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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start by stopping yourself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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iloveu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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I thought this was the place to whine. Everybody else does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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yes...for everyone...but we don't like YOU [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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That's ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Pay attention to your child while you are with him/her. If you cannot manage staying home, get a job and let nanny listen to whining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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well, remember that the kid is only 2 for one, and take a breath. Then either tell them that they need to use a different voice for you to understand what they are saying, or that don't respond to whining. And then don't respond to it. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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OP: I try to just breathe and respond calmly but I feel like it gets harder and harder as the day goes on. Recharging over naptime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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it's hard! yes. exhausting. remember how little 2 is. and give yourself a break if you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Is this a trick question? Because of course the answer is "you can't." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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He is too young. Reward him when he does not whine. Praise him for being such a big boy and using his words when he doesn't whine. When he does whine, tell him you can't understand what he is saying and if it continues, put him in the naughty spot for 2 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Get on his level. Say "Sweetheart I'm listening. But please use your strong voice. How can I help you?" Then really listen. After you consider what he's saying give your answer. If he continues to whine say you understand but you already made your decision and you won't be talking about it anymore. Then ignore it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Is the person who works close to medical field on who did not think that being concerned about Ebola outbreak here was an irrational thought on today? Curious what he/she might have to say about US Ebola headlines today? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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If it bleeds it leads. The news is no arbitrator of rationality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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OP: No kidding, and that's not my question. I'd like to hear from the person who posted the other day saying that being very concerned about this was not stupid, crazy or irrational. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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it's a numbers game. Same reason it's irrational to be afraid of flying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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OP: Yes and no. This is different. And no meds for it, not yet anyway. Interesting what's happening to the stocks of the companies working on that though... [ Reply | More ]
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how is it different? it's still highly unlikely anyone you know will get it. And there are meds for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Wow, just logged on and have never seen so many Moderator interventions on one page. What's happening? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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page views must have spiked yesterday. and someone realized how many people, including lazy journalists, are turning to UB for material. so it's a cya. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Wrong [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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fair enough. [ Reply | More ]
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how do you know when there has been an intervention? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:45 PM Flag
[ - ] What good schools in NYC aren't predominately Asian other than Elro? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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Assume you mean high schools. Oh, let me see. HAS, Brooklyn Latin, Millennium (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Murrow, Midwood, Telecommunications, Staten Island Tech, Harbor School, Goldstein (actually, I"m not sure about that one), McCourt, Bard Manh., Beacon, Hunter (not THE one, the other one), iSchool, Academy of Software Design.... And what is wrong with Asians that this concerns you so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Oh for heavens sakes nothing. But I don't consider schools that are 70% Asian as diverse, and part of why we live in NYC is so dcs can have more diverse experience at school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Asia is a pretty huge and diverse place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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Exactly! But by diverse, I think she means she wants schools that are majority white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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Probably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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so 70% white is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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Beacon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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High School for Math, Science and Engineering. Very diverse student body. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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All "good" schools in NYC are not predominately Asian. The issue is with the "excellent" ones. Asians are definitely disproportionately represented but I like this for my DCs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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OP, other than Stuy and BxScience, what schools are you referring to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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Bronx Science and Stuyvesant are the two that are 75%+ Asian. Most/all others are much less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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Bronx Science is 62% Asian. Stuy is the one that is 73% Asian. None are over 75%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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