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[ - ] Call me petty, but it was so fun telling MAP that we were going to a better school than theirs. What frauds they are there! 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.12.09, 11:26 AM Flag
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they dont care and should be relieved they dont have you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:27 AM Flag
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I would agree totally if Mike Zimmerman weren't so nice.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:28 AM Flag
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I agree. We got waitlisted there and one of the reasons we kept jumping through the hoops of paperwork was Mike's nice welcoming attitude. Oh well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:59 AM Flag
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Mike Zimmerman has got to be the nicest DOA I have ever dealt with. Why the hostility? we turned down a spot there too...but I really liked the school... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:33 AM Flag
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You'd like to feel that all the hoops they make you jump through are actually getting you somewhere when in fact you're chances of getting in minimal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:43 AM Flag
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okay, you're petty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:42 AM Flag
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I've heard Zimmerman is really nice. The PSD is the one with the issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:45 AM Flag
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OK, you're petty. Happy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:45 AM Flag
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No way. When we got into a TT ongoing and got to call all these loser who WL'ed dc, I loved making those calls! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:46 AM Flag
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yep...the schools are losers for not rolling out the red carpet for your precious DC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:55 AM Flag
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they are losers b/c they passed on my great kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:07 PM Flag
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like i said [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:12 PM Flag
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tell me, what fabulous preschool did you decide to send your little wonder to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:51 AM Flag
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Mike? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:53 AM Flag
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no -- i actually have an older child. which has probably afforded me with a bit of perspective. OP's pleasure at telling a school to shove it is absurd, you have to admit. you're going to like some schools and dislike others. they don't really care whether you come or not, and you shouldn't care that, in reality, they don't care (even if they pretend otherwise). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:00 PM Flag
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The process is demeaning and makes people feel like garbage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:07 PM Flag
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then don't play. you have a choice. you can opt to skip 2s and 3s programs, and send your dc to UPK. the feeling of entitlement expressed in OP's post is nauseating and childish, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:16 PM Flag
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No. You cannot just send dc to UPK anymore. Have you not been reading what has gone on with that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:54 PM Flag
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you've always had to apply to UPK -- that hasn't changed recently. you can do a non-competitive FCFS preschool, or skip preschool altogether and do separation classes. the point is, you don't have to do a "competitive" preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:59 PM Flag
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Oh but soon they will. Sooon they will be praying for paying customers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:08 PM Flag
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highly doubt it. preschool isn't that expensive, compared to ongoing certainly. there will always be a demand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:17 PM Flag
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DEPRESSSION [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:31 PM Flag
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you are certainly a doom and gloomer, aren't you? many economists predict an economic recovery starting in the 3Q of this year. you really need to calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:47 PM Flag
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with what? newly minted faker money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:50 PM Flag
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read some research and then come back, and we'll have a discussion about how an economic recovery begins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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Obama-Bucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:04 PM Flag
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I totally agree that MAP's admission process leaves one feeling angry. We weren't even wait listed, outright rejected. We got into 3 excellent schools and didn't expect to get in everywhere, so I'm not angry about the rejection. What got me angry is that we were up just a few weeks before the rejection completing the ridiculous third part of the application. It was pretty obvious to us we weren't going to get in. My child who needed a nap was all hyped up at the play date. He wasn't bad, just loud and extremely talkative. You could see the dislike on PP's face. It made me really angry, because she wanted this play date to be all about her, and tried to give a little lecture to the parents while the poor kids were captive listening to her. Of course mine just prattled on right through her speech. My husband and I debated even completing the process there, but felt we were in this deep, so why not. MZ is much nicer and didn't show any obvious distaste for my toddler. PP needs to figure out a way to hide her feelings or actually find something she likes about all children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 06:32 AM Flag
[ - ] My ds is 15 months my dh wants to start ttc in the summer, but I am not sure I am ready yet. What do you think is ideal spacing? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:21 AM Flag
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I conceived when ds was 13 mo and, although hard now (#2 is 6 mo), I'm really happy they'll be close in age...21 mo apart. I wouldn't have more than a 3 yr split [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:41 AM Flag
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My kids are exacly 4 yrs apart and I planned it that way. By the time I had #2, #1 was in a Nursery program every day from 9-1pm. This gave me a nice break and also one-on-one time with #2. Also, since #1 was 4yrs old she was much better at handling all the issues like sibling rivalry etc... we could discuss issues with her so she wasn't jealous etc... Because she was away from #2 during school hours, she actually came home eager to spend some time with her sibling. They are now 3 and 7 yrs old and constantly play together, the younger one learns a tremendous amount from the older one. The 3 yr old also gets soo much quality time with me because his sib is in school until 3:15. I think there have been some studies done on this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:58 AM Flag
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np: you are lucky you were able to conceive on schedule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:02 PM Flag
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That's true. Never thought of it that way... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:05 PM Flag
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really? you are extremely lucky in my book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:06 PM Flag
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You are right, I do have so many friends who have had issues, I'll take my blessings wherever I can! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:10 PM Flag
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Dcs are 25 months apart and they are extremely close, even as teens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:07 PM Flag
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Did your dh always want them close in age? My dh always talked about having 2 close in age, but now db is 12 mo and dh hasn't even started thinking about ttc! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:18 PM Flag
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I went back and forth and talked to everyone about their family's spacing and the pros and cons and realized that there is no perfect spacing. When my son was 15 months old, I couldn't even think about having another (in fact, when we had a faulty condom I found myself at the pharmacy getting the morning after pill)... but, when my son was 17 months and it looked like the economy wasn't going to turn around any time soon to let me go back to work, we decided to go for it. Now my son is 20 months, I'm pregnant and with all of the toddler issues we're going through now, there's no way I would have said yes to conceiving now! Go figure! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:10 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a family of 5. I just totaled my grocery bills last month and they were 2k. approx $500 per week on groceries. Is this crazy? I have never even thought about my grocery bill before. No wit looks nuts to me. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:21 AM Flag
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For a family of 3 we probaly average about $150 a week and I still feel like I waste a lot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:22 AM Flag
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np: ditto for my 3-person family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:24 AM Flag
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That is pretty high - around 70 bucks a day. We spend more like 200. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:22 AM Flag
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so 5 include you and your husband (i.e you have 3 kids) -- if so, that seems very, very high. where do you shop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:23 AM Flag
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fresh direct and Fairway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:24 AM Flag
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Trader Joe's is coming...to the uws. btw, Fairway is less expensive(and more sane) at the Harlem Location. Fresh Direct is no way to shop economically and their selection is less than impressive. Any Annie's, Amy's or Cascadian organic products and much of the organic produce is available in mostly identical form in Trader Joe's house brand options. Take a good look at the 'luxury expenditures-from toiletries to gourmet cheeses, breads,snacks-and round up a budget. Paper products, toiletries and sundry occasional supplies(cleaning supplies, aluminum foil, plastic bags) should be rounded off, a budget made and kept. You're spending a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:35 PM Flag
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what the heck do you buy? do you use all of it, honestly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:43 AM Flag
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we use most. some of the produce doesnt get eaten. I have 3 kids under 5 - so lots of milk, avocados, fruit, yogurt... nothing crazy. maybe too much of the individually wrapped snacks for their lunch boxes.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:47 AM Flag
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special k bars? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:48 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:50 AM Flag
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made myself laugh on that one too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:51 AM Flag
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hahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:51 AM Flag
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get the ziploc snack bags and make your own snack bags or if you can go to cosco or sams club with a friend who has a membership I would do that. If you prefer organic milk, Fairway now has their own brand downstairs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:52 AM Flag
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seems high, but it depends on how many meals that is...do you always cook, or often order in?...are you cooking fish, steaks, etc or mostly pasta [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:47 AM Flag
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we're a family of 5 too and we spend like $500--$600 /mo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:49 AM Flag
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you need to check out costco. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Why are mothers of small children so annoying and narcissistic? Don't they realize their children aren't a carbon copy of them, but individual people? I don't understand a mother's smugness about a child that has his or her own personality, tastes, drives, etc that have NOTHING to do with the mother. Proof of this is a family of multiple children all with different personalities and traits, yet they all come from the same parents. Children are PEOPLE, not toys with which to tout yourself. Just saying.... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:17 AM Flag
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It's the cultural elevation of motherhood to a sacred, all-encompassing task. If you don't believe every moment you spend with your DC really, really matters and will directly impact whether or not they end up on the fast track to Harvard, what is the point of all that guilt and "sacrifice"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:21 AM Flag
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Maybe I'm an old hippie or something, but I think our job is to just love them and teach them the basic things so they can spread their own wings with confidence. Does each and every moment spent with a child really matter? Who knows. We're there in the morning, and at night and during all the important times of pain, boo boos, and great doubt. That's all I know. I just don't feel I can take such credit for my child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:27 AM Flag
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>>>>oops. continuing: I meant to end by saying my child is smart, well-behaved, empathic, and friendly. Sometimes he's obsessive, selectively deaf, stubborn, wimpy, childish, etc. I think it's impossible for one mother to be responsible for every single thing, so it's silly to pick and choose all the good ones and claim them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:31 AM Flag
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well said [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:50 AM Flag
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Studies have shown that the more time you devote to your children the better, for their psychological and emotional development. Studies also show that parents who spend quality time with their children have stronger bonds that can actually last through the teen years. Children tend to be able to talk to their parents more openly and have a less suicide rate in adolescence. I did a lot of research on this topic and found that it is vitally important. It has nothing to do with spending time with your children so you can make them carbon-copies, that all depends on your parenting style. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:49 AM Flag
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Are you letter A mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:49 AM Flag
[ - ] What's for dinner tonight? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:16 AM Flag
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chicken piccata [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:17 AM Flag
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Amys frozen spinach pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:18 AM Flag
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bertolli ravioli, brussel sprouts and salad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:20 AM Flag
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lasagna [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:35 AM Flag
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me too, just made mine and pop it into the oven. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:39 PM Flag
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arancini di riso and beet salad with horseradish cream and frizzled sweet onions. Oatmeal stout cake for dessert. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:20 PM Flag
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yum! recipe for stout cake please! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:30 PM Flag
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prepared by ...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:39 PM Flag
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prepared from leftovers - had people over last night and cooked up a storm! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:40 PM Flag
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What is a frizzled onion? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:55 PM Flag
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DH & former brewer here...you make oatmeal stout cake?...i think i'm in love [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:02 PM Flag
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I love cooking with beer! and wine... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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i never cook without a nice glass of wine in hand! lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:35 PM Flag
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LOL! There's a Gramercy Tavern recipe around somewhere for a Guinness & ginger cake that's to die for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:35 PM Flag
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cool...thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:38 PM Flag
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ooo - I am the one who made the first cake and I just found the one you are taking about - and on my favorite food blog too! http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/12/gramercy-taverns-gingerbread/#more-1549 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:52 PM Flag
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np: I made this a few times and it's to die for. Nice and spicy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:43 PM Flag
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filet mignon with roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:28 PM Flag
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takeout [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:54 PM Flag
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We are going out to dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:00 PM Flag
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whole family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:02 PM Flag
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We live in the suburbs it is not very expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:03 PM Flag
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np: good to know the recession isn't affecting everyone! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:34 PM Flag
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Lasagne, broccoli, garlic bread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:39 PM Flag
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cheesecake factory...gross, I know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:55 PM Flag
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good lord - why do you have to go there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:57 PM Flag
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dd picked it for her birthday...what are you going to do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:58 PM Flag
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they do have super large portions so you will have leftovers at least. have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:03 PM Flag
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np-They had good salads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:59 PM Flag
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hmmm...well, we are leaving now (since we have to go to hackensack to enjoy the delicious treat)...hopefully I will return! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Traveling and staying with friends who have a 14 year old daughter. Any ideas about age appropriate gifts? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:13 AM Flag
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Tough age, especially if you don't know her. Maybe a gift card to Borders or an iTunes gift card if she had an iPod, which she probably does. Or some little piece of fun, funky jewelry or something if it isn't too specific--preppy, hipster, Goth or whatever. The Gap has a lot of those long, bright scarves right now that would seem cool to a wide range of girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm doing a project with my 20 month old, where we walk around the city with a protractor and calculate the angles of ordinary environmental structures... unfortunately we are stuck! too many structures seem to be at 90 degrees...does anyone have an example of some structures that are at different angles so we can measure them and record them in our "math notebook"? TIA! 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:13 AM Flag
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maybe playground/park equipment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:15 AM Flag
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omg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:17 AM Flag
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goodness you are either distracted and answering helpfully without fully realizing in insanity of the question, or you're nuts. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:22 AM Flag
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you must be letter-A-mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:25 AM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:15 AM Flag
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snort* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:15 AM Flag
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I love this board! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:16 AM Flag
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we did this project! are you going to do the next part? after we measured the angles we calculated the drop-speed of a projectile released from the top of the structure. dc found this very stimulating and engaging! Good Luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:20 AM Flag
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Hardly age-appropriate for a 20mo. I hope you got dc into remedial training. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:58 AM Flag
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the leaning tower of pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:20 AM Flag
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this is the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:21 AM Flag
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you do know that op was kidding (i hope) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:23 AM Flag
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oh no i didnt........sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:28 AM Flag
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The flat iron building.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:24 AM Flag
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op: yes...I don't know how I forgot about this one!! Great suggestion! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:28 AM Flag
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op you are so funny. you are so taking the mickey out of that other poster LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:26 AM Flag
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op: Mickey? Like the mouse? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:29 AM Flag
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no - english phrase - to make fun of [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:54 AM Flag
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Grace building. [ Reply | More ]
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op: TY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:33 AM Flag
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you must go to the lipstick bldg - that will stump her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:29 AM Flag
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Citicorp Center [ Reply | More ]
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TY [ Reply | More ]
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UB post of the century! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:32 AM Flag
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I think it sounds fun. Applied learning always get absorbed easier. Kudos to you for making learning fun. A fire hydrant is 90 deg vertically but is a cylinder shape. Are there parts of the Guggenheim museum you can measure? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:33 AM Flag
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great idea!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:42 AM Flag
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Try measuring your brain....oh wait you won't get very far will you. I don't think the have a tape measure that measures in millimeters. Signed - mom of 20 month old who is trying to help engage her daughters mind despite all you idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:42 AM Flag
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i think you are the ideal person to engage her brain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:43 AM Flag
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Shows how bright you are. All humanoids have roughly the same size brain. It is the number of folds that are important...so the next time you dis someone at least be smart enough to check your facts. Or is that the problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:45 AM Flag
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ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:46 AM Flag
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I know that. Shows that not everyone on here knows how to take it as above poster pointed out. I feel so bad that most people here procreate. The worlds gonna be a sad place 20 years from now with all your little mean-know-it-all's running around as adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:51 AM Flag
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?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:59 AM Flag
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I flippin love this board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:01 PM Flag
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ha! [ Reply | More ]
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:38 PM Flag
[ - ] OT: want 5yo to get some extra help with his pencil grip. school says not necssary but we want to do it. any NYC suggestions? ideally UES. do we even need an OT? do you need a doc note for this? thanks 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 03.12.09, 11:13 AM Flag
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Are you serious?!? Kids work that out on their own. Don't do anything to pressure your kid! If the school doesn't have a problem with it, you shouldn't. Hello! Helicopter parenting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:16 AM Flag
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np: ita. that is more like harrier parenting - stronger engines and can hover. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:17 AM Flag
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really? you can't show him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:17 AM Flag
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My ds needed OT for this. He couldn't be shown. He had low tone and poor motor planning. If I just ignored it he would have struggled more and more, why not help kids? It's more pressure to let them struggle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:22 AM Flag
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because in OP's case, the school has indicated that there is no issue at this time, meaning that the grip will take care of itself. doesn't sound similar to your ds's situation at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:53 AM Flag
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You could be right, but teacher said the same to us because my ds had strengths. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:46 PM Flag
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you only want new york city suggestions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:18 AM Flag
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An OT is a great way to give him the help with no pressure. You do need a dr note. I don't live on the UES so I don't have a name for you, but ask around and find someone good and fun. In the meantime, break a few crayons into small pieces and he will have to hold them with the correct grip. That could correct it completely. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:21 AM Flag
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leave the kid alone. geez [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:37 AM Flag
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difflearn.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:40 AM Flag
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^under handwriting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:40 AM Flag
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You can have him do some exercises to strengthen his hands (peel oranges, peg games like lite-brite, stress balls, silly putty). You can also buy pencil grips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:51 AM Flag
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Crayon Rocks! They are made for helping with pencil grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:18 PM Flag
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np: where would you buy those? tia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:55 PM Flag
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crayonrocks.net They are also really good as first crayons because they are made of food-grade ingredients so its not awful if your little one mouths them. (But careful, but dog likes to eat them.) And, they're super soft so easy to draw with. I should be their spokesperson! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Sorry I should realize by now that I should only post stupid-stuff-nobody-cares-about-question if I don't want to get flamed. I post a simple post about engaging my 20 month old's mind and all I get is flamed. If you all think it's not age appropriate, I don't really care, and for those of you who think I should send my dd to day care, I don't really care. If you all want to shove your kid in daycare so they will have mediocre lives (because their curriculum is not based on each child's specific needs and abilities to advance) than that's fine. However, I will raise my daughter the way I see fit and if you don't like it or don't have anything helpful to say then simple don't answer these posts. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:12 AM Flag
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good for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:13 AM Flag
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haaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa--get a life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:14 AM Flag
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don't post if you can't take the heat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:15 AM Flag
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My DC don't have "mediocre lives" because I have a job. GET OVER YOURSELF! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:15 AM Flag
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you suck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:16 AM Flag
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Why don't you go play with your daughter instead of posting on this board? I work part-time and when I am home I never go on Urban Baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:16 AM Flag
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well you have now created two stupid-stuff-nobody-cares-about posts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:17 AM Flag
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are u for real? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:19 AM Flag
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OMG. Basketcase. Your dd would take a mediocre life any day over therapy, which she is destined to get with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:22 AM Flag
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I really hope this isn't a singleton-Who will he have to turn to? We know where he'll be running from.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:26 AM Flag
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I hope it IS a singleton - the fewer f'd-up people the better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:30 AM Flag
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Of course it is - if she had an older DC she'd be freaking out about preschool or K admissions instead and if she had a younger DC she wouldn't have time for this crap! (I'd like to say she'd know better if she had an older DC but suspect, alas, that this wouldn't not be the case.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:32 AM Flag
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let your kid watch sesame street - she'll learn her letters or on the computer starfall.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:32 AM Flag
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You might want to brush up on your "then" versus "than" before you and your daughter start on grammar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:34 AM Flag
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hahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:36 AM Flag
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amen. f**k all these trolls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:35 AM Flag
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don't do too much with your child or she'll never play by herself. This is more important than you think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:37 AM Flag
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OK I felt bad that you were getting flamed but then you go ahead and post this. Listen, I have a freakin' job and I can think of a dozen things in the house that start with A. No one slammed you for being home with your kids, they slammed you for going nutty trying to find words that start with A, and you turn around and attack WOHM. Get an education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:12 PM Flag
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For your information I graduated at 16 with a 4.0 GPA because I chose to home-school myself. I've dona a lot of research on the capacity of kids minds and what they are capable of at this age. Just because people don't agree with me doesn't give them the right to flame me. So you know what, if you are going to flame me, be prepared to get flamed as well. I was posting the question on here because I was busy with my dd and thought everybody could me more ideas rather than spending time searching stuff on-line. Oh and by the way, I did get slammed for staying home with my kids so you need to reread my original post before you act like a know-it-all. Also, a lot of people on here weren't able to come up with a lot of A things either so apparently you must be a genius, since you can think up a dozen things that start with A. The most I got from others was about 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:32 PM Flag
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It's "done" not "dona"; "kids' minds" not "kids minds"; "could give me" not "could me." Guess you should've gone to college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:37 PM Flag
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You got slammed for obsessing over teaching your not-even-2 y/o DD "A things". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:39 PM Flag
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You know I want to sympathize with you but you're making it difficult with rants like this. Are you even serious? Troll maybe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:40 PM Flag
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I did read the post. You did not get slammed for staying at home with your kids. The daycare comment was directed at you personally, not SAHM as a whole. Your comment about kids in daycare leading mediocre lives, OTOH, was directed at WOHM as a whole. Let me introduce you to an "N" word called nuance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:46 PM Flag
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BTW: I didn't attack WOHM? I'm guessing your not as smart as you think you are. At least I know how to read a post properly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:34 PM Flag
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NP: If telling us our DC were going to have "mediocre lives" was a compliment, I'd hate to see your version of an insult! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:37 PM Flag
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"If you all want to shove your kid in daycare so they will have mediocre lives." was not an attack? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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but you still don't know how to spell. It's a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:46 PM Flag
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It's "you are" not "your." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:47 PM Flag
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this is too much fun not to jump in. a bit of irony in the insult to another poster's intelligence when the op can't get "your" v. "you're" straight . . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:47 PM Flag
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Take a pill Frieda-people have their own opinions and you did come to a hen party. It's gorgeous to nourish your kid but you're very offensive here. Until you have experienced the pre-k curriculums in nyc-down the line- you're not qualified to dismiss them as daycare or claim they lack differentiated attention. btw-have you got a window? 'Airplanes' are abundant above the city. Spill some milk-'Oops! an 'accident'. Incorporate reinforcement from toys and picture books. Mix it up. Your kid is 'smarter' than you know.Don't do this stuff for longer than 10 minutes at a time, unless the child is insistent. Even then, it's important to leave it before the novelty wears off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:47 PM Flag
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She's not even qualified to dismiss daycare as daycare. The one my DC attended did a better job at "differentiation" than the traditional preschools they later attended or DD's current kindergarten - they had a range of ages and abilities in the class, and very highly-qualified creative teachers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:51 PM Flag
[ - ] I don't understand why Gwyneth Paltrow is getting such negative press in regards to her website Goop? Seems like some very useful information?? 71 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:12 AM Flag
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I liked her until I saw her on that PBS spain show and thought she was so smug and know-it-all. Now can't stand her, thought she was a decent actress, too bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:19 AM Flag
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Saw this too. She was unbearable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:33 AM Flag
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ITA!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:08 PM Flag
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she is a repulsive smug, entitled twit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:20 AM Flag
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spence grad, lest we forget [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:07 PM Flag
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and you are her jealous counterpart [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:31 PM Flag
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I guess her comments about the English being so much more sophisticated didn't help. It was all downhill from there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 09:11 PM Flag
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because she arranged for herself this "incredible life" and she is so fulfilled--like she didn't alway live a charmed life of wealth and affluence and privledge--OF COURSE you have an incredible life and probably came upon it pretty easily! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:21 AM Flag
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I wonder if people would like her more if she continued to act regularly. Now she seems to be trying to be more of a "personality" but she's not super approachable. She just does whatever she wants, which of course gets on some people's nerves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 09:04 PM Flag
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she is such a poser, that website is such a knock-off...her unusual daughter's name is copied from Bob Farrelly's daughter, Apple, who was just little when GP was filming shallow hal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:22 AM Flag
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and a blind item pointed out that her household staff laughs behind her back because the reality is that she rarely ever cooks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:23 AM Flag
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that us very funny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:48 AM Flag
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or eats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:57 AM Flag
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I still don't get why she won an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love. It.she was not that good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:53 AM Flag
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oscars are won for great well-written roles--it could have been anyone in that role [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:02 PM Flag
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Jennifer Aniston could have won an oscar in that role. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:09 PM Flag
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feels mean to laugh at that, but I'm laughing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 09:56 AM Flag
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I thought she was really good in Proof, though. Hated her in Great Expectations. Liked her in that Sliding Doors movie and loved her in Emma. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:15 PM Flag
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mary louise parker would have given an oscar worthy performance in proof -- gp just did not measure up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:07 PM Flag
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i remember when she did the no war for oil ads and then was being driven around in her big black SUV [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:58 AM Flag
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She's DUMB, got thrown out of several TT girls schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:02 PM Flag
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She enrolled at University California, Santa Barbara. Not exactly TT school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:07 PM Flag
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we are talking elementary/hs education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:08 PM Flag
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Yes I understand. But you would think with all that TT elementary/hs education she would have gotten into a better college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:09 PM Flag
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Did you not read about the part that she is dumb and was thrown out several times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:16 PM Flag
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Hey don't take your Gwyneth Paltrow anger out on me. You sound like a nutcase also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:18 PM Flag
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she might have been unfocused, not dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:44 PM Flag
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she went for about 3 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:10 PM Flag
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I saw the first issue and wanted to vomit. all those todd's clothes that she was shilling for, in the middle of the market crash was totally tone deaf and promotional. "I just love getting my friends this $500 box of chocolate!" Please. Give me news I can use. And then the last one I saw I read about her colon cleanser and all I could think about was GP having the shits. Besides, wasn't she hospitalized in the middle of a colon cleanse last year? Yeah, I'm really going to take her advice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:07 PM Flag
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I think she has embraced madonna and kaballah and she has some sort of mission now to be like madonna and be a "brand" and amass wealth as a path to salvation or whatever they believe. That is why she is doing all these "lifestyle" brand-y things. Then she can open more kaballah centers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:10 PM Flag
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another limousine liberal too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:11 PM Flag
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and the worst part about it is that her mother seems perfectly lovely...I think she went off the deep end after her father passed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:14 PM Flag
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bs--she was a smug jerk before he died [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:15 PM Flag
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I didn't know that...hmm... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:15 PM Flag
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harsh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:43 PM Flag
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blythe danner is lovely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:28 PM Flag
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Dunno. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree as they say. Pun intended. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:30 PM Flag
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this is why her career has ground to a screeching halt--she is unlikeable. estee lauder should ditch her as well--i wont buy a baby wipe if it has anything to do with her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:14 PM Flag
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Did whatever perfume she shills for at EL do well? I would be curious to know if she can sell products. How's Todd's doing, for example. I find her very tiresome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:27 PM Flag
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where is the Ap-ster going to preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:15 PM Flag
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they raise the kids in London, I thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:25 PM Flag
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I feel like they might be here for now though...I can see her pulling an angelina and putting the kid in for like six weeks before they pull her and jet off to london [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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No, didn't you hear? She and her buddy Madonna are moving to NYC. Can't be apart, them two. Just wait till Madonna spits her out like she did all her other friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:43 PM Flag
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I actually thought her husband's song sounds pretty defeated like maybe there is trouble in the marriage. I used to rule the world/now I sweep the streets I used to own [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:05 AM Flag
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GP=Guinea Pig, same IQ also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:19 PM Flag
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I bet this question was written by a goop publicist. I can't imagine anyone would describe the information in GOOP as "useful". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:21 PM Flag
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op: no, not a publicist but found some of the info useful. for expample her trainer has a pretty good post pardum fitness dvd, and she posts some decent recipes, who cares if she cooks all the time or not. would you if you were her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:26 PM Flag
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ParTum! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:36 AM Flag
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Her personality de-legits it. She has a superiority complex which makes her wanting to help "normal" people seem grossly transparent. Oprah she is not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:33 PM Flag
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It is AMAZING how badly this woman comes off. I mean, it's a bit weird, don't you think? Should someone sit her down and explain this to her or something? She's attractive and has a nice life, like a lot of people that ARE likeable. Yet, she has mastered the art of being generally booed and hissed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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I agree. I thought it was really weird that she did that Spain show, something that you imagine can really show what someone is like in real life, and she came off even worse than I imagined! One can only conclude that she has no self awareness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:47 PM Flag
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I don't think she is getting the negative press herself. It's her silly website. It is completely useless and doesn't live up to the way she tries to hype it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:13 PM Flag
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No wonder Brad Pitt dumped her sorry skinny ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:38 PM Flag
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she cheated on brad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:38 PM Flag
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Her Dad was a fanous TV producer (St. Elsewhere). Her mom's a famous actress. Her "Uncle Steven"/Godfather who gave her her first role in Hook is Steven Spielberg. She is the definition of a mediocre and often bad actress not making it on her own. If she was actually talented- that would be one thing- but shes really not. Shes gotten good roles bc she was Hollywoods It Girl for a while. That time is over. Now she has a website. Not that shocking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:38 PM Flag
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I actually think she has some talent as an actress, and used to be cute, like in Emma. But she's gotten really irritating the older she gets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:42 PM Flag
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jealousy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:32 PM Flag
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no she is really over the top full of herself and EVERYONE sees it. There are plenty of gorgeous rich and talented people that i admire and dont despise like i do her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:34 PM Flag
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I think she has and has always had too much going for her. Attractive,thin, tall, wealthy, smart, stylish and she grew up with a lot of money. People can't handle it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:42 PM Flag
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i agree with everything being said, she is very annoying!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:03 PM Flag
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I don't agree. I seriously used to looooove her and now I can't stand her. I think every time she gives an interview she becomes more unappealing and that spain show was the depth of misery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:27 AM Flag
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Hey, Gwynnie. Are you going to be gracing Spence with Apple's presence? Or are you going to stay in London? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:38 AM Flag
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well she has too much going for her and that is part of her problem...she is 100% mediocre but has the resources to be an outlier, so she tries too hard and ends up looking like a fool, she'd do well to just own her averageness and move on with it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 07:16 PM Flag
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Wow! Can I get everyone a giant bowl of milk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:03 AM Flag
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You know what I always wonder about crass as this perhaps may be is how her husband and her work out their money. Because I remember a couple years ago (after they had kid #1) she said the reason she was doing the Lauder ads was for money. At the time Coldplay had that hit album and was raking it in big time. So kinda wondered about that comment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:54 AM Flag
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it is the "make it while you can" theory. very few actresses continue to get great roles and big paydays past 40. very few bands have longevity at the top of the charts (plus the music industry is disintegrating as i type). what is so hard to understand? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 01:30 PM Flag
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Shut up Gwyneth! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 06:42 PM Flag
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Did she really cheat on Brad Pitt? With whom? I assumed she had mental health issues and was a total nut job during her relationship w/him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 06:58 PM Flag
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I really like her. I think people have a problem with seeing someone who is self-fulfilled and not drowning in their own miser or scandal. Everyone likes a fallen celebrity so they can feel superior. She comes off as comfortable in her own skin which I think makes certain people ill at ease. I loved her interactions with Batali on PBS's Spain series. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 08:46 PM Flag
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I thought she was fine on the Spain Series. I questioned the choice of taking a Vegetarian through Spain to explore the food. There was so much she turned her nose at or just couldn't eat. I like her, but I can see how she could annoy people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 08:57 PM Flag
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again--she is intolerably pompous and smug............there really is nothing more to say [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 08:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Got a very sarcastic email from a parent I don't know well. Her dc told her a story involving my dc which turns out not to be true (according to my dc and their teachers). Ignore or respond? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 03.12.09, 11:06 AM Flag
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ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:09 AM Flag
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respond of course..but don't stoop to her level. or you can call her. She needs to know that her info is wrong according to the teacher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know where Kelly from RHONYC lives in Tribeca? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:01 AM Flag
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she was arrested for punching her ex fiancee in the face right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:02 AM Flag
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i had read "centre street apartment" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:05 AM Flag
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I read Tribeca. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:06 AM Flag
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if it's center street...maybe it's the old police building [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:10 AM Flag
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does anyone know what kind of watch she wears? i love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:12 AM Flag
[ - ] how do i deal w/ this princess phase 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:59 AM Flag
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enjoy it. it is pretty cute and they love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:00 AM Flag
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Look forward to the time, several years from now, when it ends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:05 AM Flag
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and then hanna montana [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:07 AM Flag
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enjoy it, before you know if you will be having "the talk" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:07 AM Flag
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itta [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:10 AM Flag
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I have 2 girls..and I'll take the princess phase over the bratty bitchy I get my own way phase ANY DAY...thank god both of my girls were so into princesses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:11 AM Flag
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lol...before i read any responses i thought OP was asking how to deal with her DD becoming jappy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:12 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:16 AM Flag
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i love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:23 AM Flag
[ - ] Now that Madoff pleaded guilty shouldn't he be forced to tell exactly what happened to all the money? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.12.09, 10:58 AM Flag
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HYPERBOLE MOM SAYS: No, part of the reason he pled guilty was to avoid a court trial during which he'd be questioned about the whereabouts of the money, the role of his family etc. This way, he doesn't have to say anything. However, his family members and some of his close associates might spill the beans. According to thedailybeast, the Feds are closing in on Ruthie, the two sons, the brother, the niece, a few SEC officials and a bunch of lawyers and bankers in London who were laundering the money. May they all rot in jail - preferably in the same cell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:04 AM Flag
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generally, this is true. however, a judge could sometimes make a full admission, including details, a prerequisite of accepting any guilty plea. are you sure this isn't the case here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:06 AM Flag
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Everything I've read or heard has reported that he pled to avoid having to discuss these matters. Whether or not that's true, can't say. As posted above, I would imagine many of these issues will be explored in detail when the rest of the Madoff family goes to trial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:11 AM Flag
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how can he get away with that? why would the judge NOT insist on making him help to recover the monies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:14 AM Flag
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Well - the judge has no leverage with him. The minimum sentence under guidelines is 20 years - which for a 70-year old man is essentially life in prison. So why should he talk? What can the judge give him in exchange for the information? He can't give him a shorter sentence for complying, nor can he give him a harsher sentence, since he's already in jail for life. There is no bargaining chip. However, the judge will be able to bargain with the younger Madoffs; I'll limit your sentence to 20 years instead of life if you tell me where the money is. Or maybe dear mama Ruth will spill the beans to protect her brood - though I doubt it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:20 AM Flag
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The daighter in law/neice whatever who is atty should really fry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:41 AM Flag
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That would have been the bargaining with with Madoff, he should have given them everything in exchange for preventing his family from being tried and jailed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:50 AM Flag
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Did Madoff even care about them really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:52 AM Flag
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I think he did and still does, which is why he will not say anything incriminating anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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He probably tried. I doubt that was on the table given the severity of the crime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:24 PM Flag
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I say he should be waterboarded until he talks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:53 AM Flag
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I say he should go hunting with Dick Cheney. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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Madoff should be going to a pound-me-in-the-ass prison until he fesses up. Then he can enjoy dying somewhere better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 07:21 AM Flag
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He's never going to tell the truth or implicate anyone else. He's already going to jail until he dies so the courts/government have nothing to hold over his head to make him talk. Even if he does talk he'll lie to protect others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:42 PM Flag
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I'm sure they've got plenty of dirt on his wife and crooked sons. They're just waiting until they're all done with Bernie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:48 PM Flag
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He NEVER had to talk about these things. He can plead the 5th amendment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:45 AM Flag
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the law doesn't work like that. the money is gone. live with it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 10:46 AM Flag
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what happened to all the money is that he paid himself, his family and his friends handsomely as "salaries" and "fees". he paid the investors who expected returns or who sought to close out their accounts all of their original money plus some of other peoples' money as "huge returns" on their investment and then all of a sudden the world went nuts and everyone wanted their money and their "huge returns" at the same time . . . . . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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Right. Which is why Mrs. Madoff's claim that her 65 mil is hers is absolutely outrageous. The whole family should be living in shitty apts beside the LIE (if they're not imprisoned, that is). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 01:46 PM Flag
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ALL of the Madoffs' money and property should be dispersed to the victims of his Ponzi scheme--that includes his wife's, sons', grandchildrens'. Let the Madoffs all start over from scratch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.13.09, 06:42 PM Flag
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