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[ - ] I must do some work. But I am wasting time on UB. Ugh.... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:54 AM Flag
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all the posts are boring so log off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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UB sucks these days. Take it as a hint to go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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Me too :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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I should go to sleep. But I'm still here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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op: I got a few things done! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 AM Flag
[ - ] JERUSALEM (AP) — A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has accepted a plea bargain in which he admits to attempting to bribe a senior police official, and could now face a one-year prison sentence, Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday. As part of the plea bargain, the Justice Ministry said Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto will admit to offering bribes and making payments in 2012 in an attempt to receive classified information on a police investigation into him and one of his charitable organizations. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:53 AM Flag
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Did you know they found through DNA that Jack the Ripper was a Polish Jew? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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not a surprise. those slayings were in a jewish neighborhood in london. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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Isn't "Pinto" an old Portuguese surname that is actually most common these days in Portugal's former colonies in India? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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I think it is a little brown bean, but i might be wrong [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:00 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you respect people who are (or claim to be) constantly "busy"? I find it odd in American culture that being "busy" is almost a status symbol- a sign of productivity, success, and even worthiness. Yet the most financially successful people I know (billionaires, etc) AND the happiest people I know take tons of vacation, have lots of help, and relax a lot. Is being busy a middle class American value? 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:49 AM Flag
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Really? How many billionaires etc do you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:51 AM Flag
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OP. A few acquaintances, and many, many families with upwards of 500M. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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^I will add, the wealthier ones do a lot of "managing" as in managing staff, houses, investments, etc which all takes up time, but not a lot of busy work (washing dishes, laundry, etc). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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Maybe once they get to the point where they have that much $$$ they no longer need to stay busy worrying about earning it. Or maybe it was inherited to begin with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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Then you're in a different world than everyone posting on UB. If you're talking to that kind of person you're in a whole different stratosphere [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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OP. I do feel like I can't really relate to a lot of the UB posters. Everyone is always so stressed like "how do I cook dinner from scratch AND do laundry AND work FT AND manage 3 DCs AND look for a house AND AND AND..." Why would you choose a life like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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^Do you people realize you have made many, many choices that have resulted in this oh so busy life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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Ah poor rich lady. Yes, troll, you're not like other people on here. This is my last night here. I am a normal UMC New Yorker. This site is done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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Op. Why troll? I'm genuinely curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:18 AM Flag
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You have "a few acquaintances" that are actual billionaires. Um, okay.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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Right? LOLOLOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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She needs to give names ! Buffett? What is he like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:59 AM Flag
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It's a middle class reality. Work, take care of family, manage a house, etc. The middle class can't afford tons of vacations, lots of help and they don't have endless time to relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:58 AM Flag
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OP. But you could find time if you wanted it. Live in a smaller house, have one parent SAH, commute less, live in lower COL area, etc. Not all of these, but if you're super busy and stressed all the time, you've done this to yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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^And if you can't afford or don't have time for DCs or more than 1 DC, don't have like 3 for God's sake! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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Being busy is overrated but is definitely an American thing. My DH and I used to be super-busy people with a very nice HHI and I am now SAHM and he quit corporate to do something else that provides a lot of free time and it's such a better way to live. Not for everybody, especially in NYC, but I never want to go back to being "important" and busy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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OP. Yeah I hear you. I just don't get it with the people on here. It's almost like the feel glorified in being sooo busy and stressed. And yet they live such mediocre lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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I hear you. Signed, investment banker mom with PE husband . The issue isn't that we don't spend I time with our kids - we are senior enough to have flexibility - but sometimes feel stressed/overwhelmed .. But I wonder if I could really be happy walking away as I like my life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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I hear you. Signed, investment banker mom with PE husband . The issue isn't that we don't spend I time with our kids - we are senior enough to have flexibility - but sometimes feel stressed/overwhelmed .. But I wonder if I could really be happy walking away as I like my life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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I hear you. Signed, investment banker mom with PE husband . The issue isn't that we don't spend I time with our kids - we are senior enough to have flexibility - but sometimes feel stressed/overwhelmed .. But I wonder if I could really be happy walking away as I like my life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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I hear you. Signed, investment banker mom with PE husband . The issue isn't that we don't spend I time with our kids - we are senior enough to have flexibility - but sometimes feel stressed/overwhelmed .. But I wonder if I could really be happy walking away as I like my life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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I have, of course, nowhere near a billion dollars - come on, that's a high bar!- but i very much agree. I aim to live a life of comfortable accomplishment, and the problem is that I can reach that goal with 60% effort. And there's such a strong social pressure to be pushed to your maximum that liVing a great life while not trying that hard is seen as some sort of insane refuttal of the rules of life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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OP. Yes! This is exactly what I was trying to express. Frankly for me, there is no shame in laziness, and I would rather enjoy my life and the small moments with my kids, etc than strive to be so busy all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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Funny, I started thinking about this a lot recently. Definitely value time over money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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I don't know anyone who has earned a lot of money without making significant sacrifices in their personal life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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OP. Really? I know a TON of successful people (both men and women) that have amazing personal lives. The key is to do something that you love that comes naturally to you and where you can be your own boss (i.e. something entrepreneurial). The corporate slaves are neither truly wealthy or happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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Wow - you have figured out the secret to true wealth and happiness. You must be a billionaire too! No wonder we aren't all billionaires since all you have to do is find something you love that comes naturally to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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Wow - you have figured out the secret to true wealth and happiness. You must be a billionaire too! No wonder we aren't all billionaires since all you have to do is find something you love that comes naturally to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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Most people don't have something they love that comes naturally to them and is lucrative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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OP. I disagree. We all have passions/interests. The key is knowing how to monetize those interests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:07 AM Flag
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I posted previously about how stupid it is to both claim to be busy and to actually be busy. Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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OP. A lot of the people on here create busy work and a stressful life because of the choices they make. They are also the ones who constantly bitch about being busy and not having their DHs help, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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OP, are you delusional? Most MC people and in NYC am talking about people making less (some WAY less) than $200K a year have to work pretty damn hard just to keep afloat. We make about $150K total and haven't been on vacation in years. Why? Because all other bills come first - mortgage (we live in a small BK condo), Childcare (daycare for our 1 child because both DH and I make more than we would pay a daycare, so it makes way more sense for both of us to work) a car payment (again because DH needs a car to drive to and from and uses it for his job) and debt (CC, students loans etc.) You really sound daft... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:31 AM Flag
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Come on, just do what you love! That is the key to becoming a billionaire! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:34 AM Flag
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Easy peasy. Let's go! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:48 AM Flag
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OP. I understand your stress (not saying it's made up), but why don't you find ways to make it easier on yourself? Move to a different city, or a less expensive borough for example? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:10 AM Flag
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OP, you come across as a ninny. You post a lot here and every time, you come across like a complete flake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:04 AM Flag
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OP. Two degrees from top 15 schools, but I could care less what an anonymous internet troll thinks. I'm curious about the question I asked though... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:07 AM Flag
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The correct phrase is "could NOT care less." Burn! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:14 AM Flag
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I don't think they're showing off. I think they honestly feel busy. There are 168 hours in a week, of which let's say the average person spends 45 sleeping. Most corporate jobs are 50-70 hour/week commitments, not counting commuting time. Factor in commuting, dealing with kids (feeding them, dropping them at school, taking them to medical appointments, etc.), errands (groceries, dry cleaning, dealing with car, cleaning, etc.), social commitments (seeing friends and family at least once in a while, work events, etc.) and so on and so forth, and there is very little time left to just hang out and relax. The very rich can outsource some of this and probably don't have to work so many hours if they already have that kind of wealth, but everyone else has to work really hard to carve out even a little bit of free time, ironically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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OP. So help me understand what you are working so hard for exactly? More free time? You're working so one day you don't have to work? If you're not enjoying your life, why are you working so hard? What's the pay off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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Well, for one thing in many areas you either have to pay $40K+ in after-tax income per child per year for private school or pay $1MM or more for a home in a good public school district. Also, most professional jobs these days require you to have a graduate degree, and many people pay for that on their own through debt. So the alternative to killing yourself at work, to people who weren't born with a lot of money, is to live in an area with bad public schools and/or to limit your ability to obtain a professional job by avoiding grad school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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OP. May sound odd, and definitely not for most, but when you take the corporate path, you always end up in kind of a dead end middle class career. If you want to be uber successful and have free time, you have to carve out a life that supports this. Start by doing something you love or starting your business for example. Think outside the box so you don't get caught up in the rat race. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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These are vapid platitudes. Most people don't have something they (1) love, (2) are good at, and (3) could turn into a profitable business venture. For example, I love to read, hang out with my DH and friends, drink wine, and walk outside. How, exactly, would you propose that I monetize these activities? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:10 AM Flag
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Hit it on the head, NP!! This is my life, exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:00 AM Flag
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Ugh. It's you again. How many times are you going to post about the many billionaires you know? Sadly, their money doesn't rub off on you. You just sound lame and pathetic. Stuff a sock in it and find another audience who will appreciate how many billionaires you pal around with. We've heard your story waaay too many times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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THiS!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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OP. Lady, the point of the story isn't who I know. It's that most successful people aren't crazy busy/stressed- you don't get to happy that way. Get it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:01 AM Flag
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Keep on trollin'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:04 AM Flag
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Don't know, don't care about the "billionaires" you know (I live on the UES, have known a few through dcs' schools, synagogue etc as well). I think that women, particularly women in NYC who are not working outside of the home (because they have the luxury of choosing), believe there is prestige in appearing "busy," much as they used to believe that in dating, it was better to appear "unavailable." However, one day they will wake up and find out that the whole time that they were trying to impress their "friends" with how busy they are (mostly trying on clothes at Barneys and working out), many of said friends became busy moving on with their lives and finding actual friends who were not too "busy" for them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:04 AM Flag
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OP. Hmm different take on the whole busy phenomenon. Those women most certainly are not busy/stressed. But they do seem to be enjoying their lives which is the most important thing. If they're not happy and don't have real friends though, that's a different issue altogether. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:00 AM Flag
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Everyone in my UMC milieu claims to be busy. Its sort of a Protestant Work Ethic thing. But even when we play, we must play hard. Its definitely tied to notions of virtue. Perhaps people who are used to having a lot of money get over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:01 AM Flag
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OP. Yup. It's also a very American thing (although the Asians also have a pretty intense hard work culture). Other cultures value and respect those that know how to relax and chill. Different mentality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:16 AM Flag
[ - ] What is a limousine liberal? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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A rich liberal who talks the talk, but doesn't walk the talk. Usually will say they are liberal but are really no different than the Wall street Republican. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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Worse because they are cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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NP. That's not how I think of it. What do you mean by "doesn't walk the talk"? I think of limousine liberals as wealthy, non-crunchy liberals (as opposed to wealthy, crunchy liberals who are not frequently accused of this). I have several friends in this category - they were raised in a very privileged environment and are die-hard liberals. They're not faking anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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your post makes zero sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:59 AM Flag
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Define "die hard" liberal? Do they pay their nannies health insurance as "die hard" liberals advocate for everyone to have that (or pretend to want that.) Do they send their children to public schools and work toward making them better? Exactly how do they APPLY their 'liberal' ideologies to their own lives? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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They do pay their nannies health insurance, as did my in-laws (who are moderate conservatives). This is not as rare as people on here want to believe. My friends are primarily social liberals, though, and they care enough about these issues to vote on that basis even if it is against their short-term economic interest. Essentially, they are values voters who do not want to support the conservative social agenda by voting for those who support it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:58 AM Flag
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Spike lee lives on my block on the UES. The only black person on the block that I know that lives here. Throws all his Obama benefits here. It is an extremely uncool boring all white neighborhood andI would never even live here if it were not close to work and very safe and I got a rent control apartment. He and I are both limousine liberals I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 07:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Friends of mine swear that if your husband smokes pot, then you are much more likely to end up having a boy baby. Is this true? If your husband smokes pot, what gender are your kids? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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um none because he cant get it up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:59 AM Flag
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No that's alcohol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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No but your child will likely be unemployed and eating Doritos all day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:03 AM Flag
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The biggest pot smoker I know fathered 2 sons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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Who Bob Marley? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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The two biggest ones that I know, actually the three biggest ones that I know, all have only daughters between them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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Huh. I know a head with 4 boys. I wonder! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:12 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you guys think is going to happen with the Scottish independence vote? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Who cares. Either way, nothing will happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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They are not seceding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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Do you mean you think the no votes will carry it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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I thought the US was going to buy that country [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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braveheart [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:54 AM Flag
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No idea but such a mature, civil way to handle such a dispute. May feel different in Scotland and England but from here, everyone sounds so logical and calm. Our politics a can't discuss a hangnail without sounding like self promoting idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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There should be a national referendum on whether or not to throw Texas out of the country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:59 AM Flag
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Well, that would take care of a huge group of self promoting idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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I would start by selectively rejecting Mississippi, Alabama and panhandle Florida. At least Texas has some redeeming qualities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:03 AM Flag
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Natural resources. That's it really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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Austin has some good restaurants. So that's two things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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Why, because they hate New York Loud Mouthed J's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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There's a nice statement from Scottish actor James McAvoy on the vote: http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/scottish-actor-james-mcavoy-scotlands-independence/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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^^^ He says it should be a matter of the heart--not a belief in politicians-- that guides voters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:52 AM Flag
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OP. This is the problem, though. I understand the emotional desire to be independent and to control their own destiny, but practically speaking Scotland would face huge hurdles as an independent nation. England has said they would not be willing to have a common currency, and as of now it does not look like Scotland would have a bank of last resort. They would likely be barred from joining the EU by other countries with separatist elements (e.g., Spain). Their oil will likely run out in a few decades. I feel for the Scottish people but I think they need to be hard headed realists here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:08 AM Flag
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The reality is that they vote for Labor and Labor doesn't win. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:58 AM Flag
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I know, and I'm sympathetic. I just don't think their leaders have a viable plan for the next 5 years, much less the many decades to follow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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Heard him on the show. He made a lot of sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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Moron. The vote is in and they aren't stupid enough to vote for independence. Good for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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? Are you drunk? The results haven't been announced or fully counted yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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Moron. It's done. 9 pm showed the early polls. Again you're too stupid to post on here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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Tsk tsk, such hostility. And you're wrong, of course; there are no official results. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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Nice response. Results are in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:53 AM Flag
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Provide a link to the official results, if you have one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:13 AM Flag
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NP. No one is too stupid to post here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:19 AM Flag
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I think the NO vote will win [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:32 AM Flag
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That's how it looks now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:29 AM Flag
[ - ] So we're outing ant-vac people now? I better tell BIL and his wife! LOL 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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Someone is going to get sued [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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No one is going to get sued, chicken little. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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For what? I didn't see that post but I'm not sure I can think of anything actionable about it, unless of course you name someone who actually does vaccinate (defamation?). But still, how would you measure damages? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:46 AM Flag
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It will happen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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I think I may know one of the ppl named... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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So out them! You're such an alarm raiser [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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If I did it would be obvious that it was me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:33 AM Flag
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Really? You are such a narcissist. You're just as disgusting as they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you tip your cleaning lady? How much? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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charlie horse in the 8th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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at the holidays, one weeks pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:23 AM Flag
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One week at year end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Augh! Several weeks ago I ordered an expensive cookware set from Sur la Table for a wedding next week. Gift was to be delivered in '7-10 days.' When I didn't see the charge on my bank card, I checked the website. The cookware is now not available until November. I sent the bride and groom a card and mentioned the gift delay, but I am pissed that I even have to dicker around like this. Would have ordered something else if I knew they were actually on back order. Vent over. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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What a lovely gift! It will be fine and easier for the couple to deal with when they are back from honeymoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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If I were the bride, I would not care about the delay. I'd look forward to seeing you at my wedding. They are not really worried about gifts right now, they are worried about the wedding! Really not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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I understand the frustration. This has happened to me twice recently from Pottery Barn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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definitely annoying to not have it over and done with, but isn't the etiquette that you have a year to send the gift? Plus, bridge and groom will be busy after their wedding, it might be nice for them to get something once the they're home and things are less hectic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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OP: thanks ladies! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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You have a year to give a wedding gift. That is the etiquette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:34 AM Flag
[ - ] Damon this. Country is in turmoil. These democrats have got to go in the next election. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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Damn stupid fing spell check [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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you sound dumb, and it's not even the autocorrect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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Agreed, all crooks and mostly controlled by AIPAC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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Damon Wayons? Matt Damon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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Yeah, affleck that shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:26 AM Flag
[ - ] Any advice in dealing with UPS and a missing package? Tracking says that it was delivered and "released" - but I live in an apt. building that scans all incoming deliveries and it's not here (I even looked in the closet where packages are stored until pick-up). I emailed the vendor, but any other suggestions? I aid by AmEx, so I'll try them as a last resort. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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i've had this happen. Call UPS, they will put out an investigation to locate the package, and if they can't, they contact the vendor and handle a replacement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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Was it insured? FedEx lost one of my boxes. I got it 9 months later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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what did you name him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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this happened to my once, they had delivered it to a building one block away with the same number like 222 E 78th instead of 222 E 79th st. (made up address for example) The doorman there eventually noticed and brought it over to us. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Thanks all! Just looked more closely at the tracking and I think it was actually sent to the wrong place entirely - the destination city is listed as a town in MD (and not NYC). My order confirmation emails all list the correct address (so it's not my error). Waiting to hear back from the vendor and will then contact UPS if needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Husband never gives me the sex i want. Its so vanilla and we seldom have it! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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telling strangers is not going to remedy this, unfortunately. talk to your husband. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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have you tried to get it somewhere else yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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You need to give him the sex that he doesn't realize yet that he wants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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Would he be interested in something more exciting? Maybe get a sexy movie to watch together and have on some wild lingerie underneath your clothes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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anyone up for a threesome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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Favorite ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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Let me throw a crazy wrench in your story. I have figured out that my wife is up for more kinky sex than I'm comfortable with. I find myself doing things that I feel badly about the next day that she loves. I have to say it's a nutty situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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what [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:19 AM Flag
[ - ] I had a third-round job interview on Tuesday I thought went really well. They said they would call in the next one or two days. I haven't been contacted. How much hope is there? How much longer should I wait before calling them? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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They're probably just hammering out numbers. You should be too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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Is that the final round? Did they ask for references? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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This is a startup, and I was told that the company founders like to meet potential new hires before an offer is made. That is the next and final step. They haven't asked for references, but it's not a high-level position. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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4 interviews ??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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Initially I submitted a cover letter, my resume, and answered some supplemental questions. They contacted me and asked me to answer some more supplemental questions. Then I had a phone interview, then I interviewed with three people at the office. Now I'm waiting to hear about the final step. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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Did you follow up after the interview on Tuesday with a thank you note? I followed up like crazy when interviewing for the job I have now. If it went too long before hearing from them I would follow up and offer to come in and meet with them again. It made it clear that I was serious and wanted the position. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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Yes, I sent one to all three interviewers within 24 hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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Then I would say if you haven't heard by Monday follow up again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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My DH started his own company when he was younger because he had already done two rounds of interviews with a company, then was asked to do a third. He yelled at them for wasting his time and jerking him around and did his own project, which ended up being a lot more lucrative than what the company would have been paying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:06 AM Flag
[ - ] what if you have a fall birthday child and you wait in order to apply to private and then your child is shut-out? Would they go straight to 1st grade in public school? how would you prepare them for that? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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This can happen. Some people start their child in public K midyear (after February notifications) when this happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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Yes, straight to 1st grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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+1, some kids have hard time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:49 AM Flag
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yup, the few I know who this happened to on UES, moved out of nyc within a few months. the kids had a really had time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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this even happens to some August boys. what a shame! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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It wouldn't be fair the the December birthday starting K at 4 to have to compete with a 6-year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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they should just be honest with the cut off. they often say sept, but treat it like may/june [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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more like april for boys! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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really? wow, so glad we went g&t with Aug boy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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Depends on school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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Apply broadly or expect to play catch-up in public. If you're disappointed with your private choice, stick it out until you can transfer to public- public will not make your child skip 1st grade because of birthday cut-off. [ Reply | More ]
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does that mean if you get into your last choice -- you should send them there for K because you can then switch to public for 1st and they'll take them even though they'll be older? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:52 AM Flag
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I mean take them for 1st and not make them skip due to age? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:53 AM Flag
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This is our situation. We have a Fall boy and we are doing public, because getti g shut out and skipping to first would be a disaster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:50 AM Flag
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Yep. I have a September DC and couldn't land a good public spot, so he's still in private preschool this year. If we go public next year, he'll miss K altogether and I don't love that idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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Why couldn't you land a good public spot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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Why couldn't you land a good public spot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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We live in a crummy zone and DC didn't make citywide. Also tried two lottery schools but didn't get a spot. I am not interested in SA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:03 AM Flag
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If you really apply broadly and aren't asking for financial aid getting shut out isn't that likely. When I say apply broadly, it isn't just the number of schools, it is the variety. We were told a few years ago to apply to 10-12 schools but that, for example, of those 10, B, S & C count as 1, not three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone take metformin for PCOS? Im on 2000 mgs a day. Did you have success losing weight? Thank you 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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Are you overweight to begin with? I think I have thin PCOS, didn't see any weight loss with dose of 1000mg... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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Inhave PCOS and taking 1000mg a day (2 tablets at 500mg after lunch and dinner). Yes it helps w weight loss. I drop an extra lb a week when I am on it vs when I am not on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Dating a guy that went to the us Naval academy. Is it hard to get into? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Yeap, as hard as West Point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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Yes. Selective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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Beyond hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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The hardest part is you need a congressman to recommend you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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oh wow.. i had no idea..i was like why did you want to go into the navy? oh boy...i feel dumb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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Sort of a crappy thing to ask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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Retard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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How can you be this clueless? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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OR. I wouldn't feel bad, it's a legitimate question. Despite it being hard to get in, and prestigious, to it is still a big commitment to agree to join the Navy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:49 AM Flag
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ITA. Would have been my first question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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yep, I agree as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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Don't feel bad about the question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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Yes, very hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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Yes. And ooohhhh, what a beautiful place that is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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so its like harvard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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My DH's brother chose it over Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Beautiful campus and town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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Annapolis is darling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:50 AM Flag
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So not like Harvard, They wear uniforms and march to meals and cannot go out hardly ever. You don't have a clue, do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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I live in the area and it is beautiful, but a bit boring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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Very. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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He's too smart for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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LOL thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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MY brother went to West point. Its the same process. Need amazing grades, scores and also have to pass really tough physical trials and be nominated by a congressman. It is not easy! They are the most selective colleges in the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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They have lower acceptance rates of applicants than MIT, and you have to have the nomination and pass the tests just to apply ( so its actually a much tougher school to get into than even Harvard/Stanford) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:46 AM Flag
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Extremely--I grew up with two guys who went and one ended up in intelligence. Very impressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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On the other hand you have to agree to kill people the President tells you to, even if they are innocent. It's morally risky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:50 AM Flag
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Meh. I bet if you get that far, your family has convinced you that is a plus!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:51 AM Flag
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into what? His pants... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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Yes, and I don't think you can skate by a get the gentleman's C. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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The admission process is so different than other colleges it is impossible to compare. Midshipman are selected by state, male or female, diversity, athletic talent, activities, parent's military service, was parent a disabled veteran, prior enlisted, commitment to wanting to be in the military. SAT scores are all over the place, other factors come into play. All students have to get appointments and nominations - from their congressman, senator, vice president or president - depending on their situation. Some have to go to the Navy Prep School, others go to a year of private prep school paid for by the Foundation. Confused? If they can throw a football, requirements change. SAT's are all over the place, determination and commitment to military service is mandatory. If you have to ask this question, you should not be dating a Naval Academy grad. Far too good for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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Oh please. Not everyone is interested in the military. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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