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[ - ] Why does the world lump all countries in Africa together? It is a f...... continent. No one ever lumps Mexico and the USA together. My country is second least populated country . It is peaceful and quite frankly very beautiful. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Which one? [ Reply | More ]
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Google i gave you a clue. [ Reply | More ]
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Because a lazy brain likes to generalize. Also racist tend to have lazy brains. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Opinion of a guy who writes #MrLifestyle by his pictures on facebook? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Trying too hard [ Reply | More ]
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it could be self-deprecating humor [ Reply | More ]
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No idea without context. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Yay! Good morning and thank you, mods! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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+10000. Thank you very much. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh yeah, It's on now [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] This happened to me yesterday and I'm pissed. My brother has a two year old daughter. Whenever she gets together with my boys she wants to play with them, but they are significantly rougher when playing than she is used to. There's a lot of running, a lot of chasing, a lot of wrestling and bumping. Yesterday my brother yelled at my 3 year old kid to stop knocking his daughter over when they were playing, and it annoyed me to no end because I feel like, look - it's up to you to see what the situation is and then gauge your kid's involvement accordingly. Don't expect the other kids to alter their behavior so that your kid can be comfortable and within what she thinks is fun and appropriate. If it's too much for her, get off your ass and find something else for her to do instead of telling her "go play with your cousins" and then yelling at the kid when it gets out of hand for her. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It's a bit of both. You need to teach them to respect others. Not all boys are rowdy and consider wrestling and knocking each other over to be the only way to play. You clearly encourage is and I suspect in a couple of years, you will be one of those moms who thinks the teacher also doesn't like boys and that it's perfectly reasonable yours won't sit still. They need to learn to play well with others in general, not just each other and other similarly rowdy boys. [ Reply | More ]
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I disagree. I can't stand this idea that I have to be refereeing my boys' playtime to make sure a younger girl doesn't feel overwhelmed. You know what - a bunch of 11 year olds were playing football in the park by my house yesterday. I don't go over to them and say "hey, my kid is 8, so I need you all to take it easy and not be so aggressive, because it's not fair to him." [ Reply | More ]
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Or if you know your kids are bigger and rougher, you could help them learn how to be around a 2 year old. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is someone trying to ruin this site? Is this the end of UB? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes someone is trying to ruin the site, no it is not the end of UB. It's happened before and it will happen again. Just have to ignore and keep going. [ Reply | More ]
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this - flag everything and ignore and move on - this troll will get tired or banned and move on to other sites [ Reply | More ]
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Flag everything. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I wish politicians would do more to address... 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Student loan debt. [ Reply | More ]
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Obama's destruction of America. [ Reply | More ]
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They turned the wifi back on in the mental institution? [ Reply | More ]
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The overfishing of the oceans. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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Darfur. The situation is still very bad and worsening there. [ Reply | More ]
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Gun control. No hand guns or semi automatic weapons. Background checks. Limit on ammunition someone can buy. [ Reply | More ]
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Stop and frisk is the answer to getting violence back on track to out of here. Not gun control [ Reply | More ]
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Campaign financing over halls would help many issues by limiting the influence of special interests. [ Reply | More ]
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The obesity epidemic. Tax unhealthy processed garbage. End corn subsidies. Redistribute the funds to organic fruit and vegetable grows and to support parks and sports programs. [ Reply | More ]
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unfair overtaxation of the wealthy [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I really don't know what is going on here. is the moderator awake 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Clearly not. Anyone have a kid home sick today? [ Reply | More ]
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That's what I was trying to figure out, too. How is this kid doing this this morning? Maybe some kind of field trip where he's got his phone on him? [ Reply | More ]
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I go to Collegiate [ Reply | More ]
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Let's just stop talking about it. The more attention, the happier the troll. Just ignore. [ Reply | More ]
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Or first/second period free? Or (heaven forbid) in a class where laptops/tablets are being used and unmoderated? [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah because NO ONE can figure out how to get online while at school. Or skip school. Never. [ Reply | More ]
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How many times must it be said? There is only the most infrequent of moderation on this site. Expect something to be done about it within a week or so. But nothing today. [ Reply | More ]
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So true. Do you remember last week, when they were actually moderating this site? I think they tell someone new to moderate it, they do it for a week, then that person just says "oh for fuck's sake, why bother?" and gives up. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Need advice on some great books to read with my bright 9 and 7yo dd. Tia. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Op: Ill watch post, but it's probably better if I repost another time! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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Classic english literature. Enid Blyton, Little Women (ok that is American), Anne of Green Gables. The classics. [ Reply | More ]
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I liked reading the Cornelia Funke books. Dragon Rider. Thief Lord. [ Reply | More ]
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More classic English literature: Swallows & Amazons; the Secret Garden; the Little Princess; Wind in the Willows. [ Reply | More ]
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Gregor the Overlander, Lemonade War, City of Ember, The Story of the World, Man in the Ceiling [ Reply | More ]
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Mine really just like typical kids books - harry potter, how to train your dragon, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Anderson school website [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think is going to happen between the middle east and the US? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We are in a war that will last for generations. We did not start it, but it's underway. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Will Palestinians be able to forgive Israel for what it has done to them since Nakba in 1948? I wouldn't be able to easily. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If South Africa can, Palestine can. [ Reply | More ]
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South africans haven't forgiven the white man. Do you even read the newspaper? The crime against whites in that country is horrible. [ Reply | More ]
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It is irrelevant since most Arabs will not accept Israel no matter what [ Reply | More ]
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Why don't you post more hitler was lovely posts and I want to rape children posts [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting to note that you are a racist and an antisemitic but you sympathize with Arabs. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I eat healthy throughout the day with the exception of breakfast (muffins, bagels, etc). I am trying to be more healthy and are the following this morning: Greek yogurt, banana, and about 1/5 cup of raw walnuts. I'm worried this is still high in carbs and sugar. Btw I hate eggs. Tia. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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Cut out gluten. [ Reply | More ]
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Without a larger discussion, this is terrible advice. [ Reply | More ]
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Worked for me and I also lost weight. Go scratch. [ Reply | More ]
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np. Worked for me too. I am amazed at the changes. I feel and look so much better. I am no longer sluggish like I had been my whole life. I wish I had discovered this when I was a kid. [ Reply | More ]
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This is because you started militantly monitoring what you ate. Would happen even if you'd kept gluten in the picture. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I was watching cals well before I gave up gluten. I used MyFitnessPal and all of that. One day, after having a bad reaction to pizza, I decided to lighten up on the wheat based products. I felt so good that I kept going. I have been steadily losing weigh without tracking my food now. Those 20 post preg pound that I've had for 13 years are just melting away with very little effort. I sleep better, my knees don't hurt and I just feel better. I was always someone who thought gluten free for non-celiac was jut a fad, but I've changed my mind. [ Reply | More ]
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It is a fad. Either you're celiac, or you feel better because you're not gorging on pizza. [ Reply | More ]
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Obviously cutting out pretty much a whole food group can help you lose weight. This does not make it good advice. [ Reply | More ]
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You replace it with other carbs, duh. [ Reply | More ]
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Missed the point completely. [ Reply | More ]
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np. It sound like you missed the point. LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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No. My point is that when you are cutting out something that is in a great many foods...thus removing a great many foods you'd typically eat from your diet...it is not surprising that you would lose weight. This does not make eliminating gluten a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
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NP - Why? Gluten has been modified it is no longer the gluten it used to be, the body does not need it and carbs should be gotten from fruits and vegetables not wheat products - the problem comes in when people use all the gluten free crap, just like they did with the fat free crap. [ Reply | More ]
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Why should carbs come only from the sugar in fruits and vegetables? [ Reply | More ]
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If you feel good and are at a healthy weight, I wouldn't worry about it. Despite what UB says, carbs are not evil. Your body needs them for energy, especially if you're active. I work out a lot and can't function without a quick shot of sugar in the morning. I eat a granola bar for breakfast. It's not particularly healthy, but I eat lots of fruits and veggies throughout the day and simply can't face an egg first thing in the morning. This gives me energy for the gym. [ Reply | More ]
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I am at a good weight but I'm skinny fat and tired all the time. I want to eat more nutritiously. [ Reply | More ]
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np. If you are tired all the time, you need to eat a bigger protein packed breakfast. This will sustain you for hours. Eat some meat or eggs. Avoid non-fat dairy products. If you really want the yogurt, make sure it is the full fat kind. Eat non-wheat based carbs. Carbs are fine as long as you don't overdo them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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Start exercising - real, intense exercise, not yoga, jogging etc. Lift weights, run sprints, do classes like Crossfit or whatever. Get your heart pounding. It will change your body, your mood, your energy. I swear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Bananas are recommended for weight gain. Is this what you want? [ Reply | More ]
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No! I want to be healthy and full of energy. Looking younger wouldn't be bad either. [ Reply | More ]
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np. I would go with another fruit, unless you find bananas make you feel good. They always make me feel bad, but I have low blood pressure, so it is understandable. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. I will try something else. [ Reply | More ]
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You could even go with veggies. Bell peppers (though technically a fruit) are very high in vitamin C and might give you a boost. Strawberries are also high in vitamin C. Pair it with more protein, fat and some non-wheat carbs like oatmeal or potatoes. Make breakfast more substantial and you will probably not even be hungry for lunch. [ Reply | More ]
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People talk such unbelievable crap - OR is implying that you can't eat bananas and eat healthy. No wonder so many people are a little screwed up in the head... [ Reply | More ]
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This is a dramatic statement. But I would recommend doing strawberries or other berry (raspberry, blueberry) instead of bananas. Lower cal and personally sounds more appetizing to me. Btw I eat 1 small container of fage 0% + 1/4 cup fiber one original cereal + 1/2 cup sliced strawberries for breakfast. [ Reply | More ]
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Blueberries I can do. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: Thank you for agreeing with me. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a hard boiled egg and oatmeal each morning. Once a week I throw in a Greek yogurt. [ Reply | More ]
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Plain oatmeal with water? [ Reply | More ]
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oatmeal. Also, I eat brown rice for breakfast often. [ Reply | More ]
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Cooked in water? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] There is a piece in today's NYT about how the heirs to the Rockefeller fortune (built through the Standard Oil Company), are divesting from investments in non-renewable energy companies like Exxon-Mobil etc. This is so fucking gross. Limousine liberalism at its worst. If the Rockefellers feel so fucking bad about it, they should give up the fortune they inherited based on oil. The rest of America, who doesnt have the benefit of a multibillion dollar fortune, still has to worry about mundane stuff like working, jobs, feeding the family, etc., and we depend on job creation from "immoral" activities like gas fracking and the Keystone Pipeline. 62 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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So you believe everyone should be forced to invest in the exact same things for the collective good? Because that sounds like communism to me and not capitalism. [ Reply | More ]
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No, but I believe that these little "statements" by heirs to the Rockefeller fortune are the height of arrogance. The rest of America isn't able to drive their Prius to Martha's Vineyard for vacation. Most Americans benefit from the jobs created by the energy industry. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha. They know there is more money in renewable energy companies in the long run. Why do you have to hate when capitalism and environmentalism align for once? [ Reply | More ]
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They do give away their fortune, on a regular basis. [ Reply | More ]
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. . . ever heard of this little foundation called . . . [ Reply | More ]
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OK Koch Brother #1 [ Reply | More ]
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Ha, I wish. Just another working stiff here, married to a working stiff, who actually cares when the price of gas goes up or down a quarter a gallon. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, time to get with the program. You've been warned. Prices are going up. Get a hybrid. [ Reply | More ]
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God you are so clueless. Sure, I'd love to buy a hybrid if I had an extra $10,000 lying around, which is about what they cost over the non-hybrid model. Believe me, I've done the math, and you never recoup your additional expense. Driving a hybrid and then being able to wear the smug mantle of superiority is another sine qua non for a clueless limousine liberal! [ Reply | More ]
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Well, we don't have a car. We take the bus. Do you really think superiority is acknowledging the facts and learning to deal? [ Reply | More ]
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Well bully for you. You live in a dense urban area with good public transportation. I do not, nor do most Americans. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, so what's your point. You are in a difficult situation. True. So you have to adapt. Is that what you are so angry about? Do you think you can't figure it out? I think you can. I'm sorry it's rough for your family. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I just dont want to be preached to by the Rockefellers and the NYT editorial board about the "immorality" of fossil fuel. [ Reply | More ]
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Alrighty then. GL. [ Reply | More ]
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Because Deep Water Horizon was BP's execs ticket to heaven? [ Reply | More ]
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Gas prices are artificially low in the US compared to most of the world. Investing in good public infrastructure for transportation would provide more jobs too and is more cost effective and better for our children. [ Reply | More ]
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^ and FWIW I drive daily for my job in home healthcare. If I could do the job using public transportation I would in a heartbeat. [ Reply | More ]
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Huge subsidiaries the effective price to us tax payers is more like $20 per gallon. [ Reply | More ]
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Then stop driving so much if you care. Or buy an electronic car. Don't shit all over the planet so that you can drive your Suburban at $2 per gallon. [ Reply | More ]
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Koch sista from another mista [ Reply | More ]
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haha [ Reply | More ]
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Smart people invest in things that have potential to grow not potential to run out. [ Reply | More ]
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Petro fuels will not run out anytime soon. Estimates are that gas fracking in the US has the ability to provide energy for America for 100 years. [ Reply | More ]
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Only at the price of poisoning our families. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG. Actually supporting fracking? This is the worst! [ Reply | More ]
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Do you read? I said that fracking is bad. [ Reply | More ]
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Youve been watching too much indie documentary work. Fracking is perfectly safe for drinking water, notwithstanding a few wells that have been poorly managed in the early years. [ Reply | More ]
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Notwithstanding... Thanks, I needed a laugh this morning. Remember when cigarettes were healthy? [ Reply | More ]
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1. Much of that can't be accessed easily and will be expensive to process and has a huge environmental cost. 2. 100 years is not a long period of time. 3. Do you care at all about your children or grandchildren's future? Is it THAT important to you to drive a big gas guzzler? Why wouldn't you want something renewable that doesn't cause environmental harm? What is the downside of that as an option? [ Reply | More ]
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I think they're being incredibly responsible stewards of their inherited fortune. They're very charitable. [ Reply | More ]
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Bravo to them. Green energy will create many more jobs than the pipeline. The future is here, climb aboard or get left behind! [ Reply | More ]
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Like Obama's investments in "green energy" that he campaigned on? WHere are all of those green jobs anyhow? Obama spend $90B on "green jobs" and got results like Solyndra. [ Reply | More ]
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Stuck in the drains of the republicans who washed all his campaign promises down the tubes. [ Reply | More ]
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How about the $3B "investing" in the battery industry so we'd all drive electric cars? Another money incinerator courtesy of the left. [ Reply | More ]
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That has actually been money well spent and is progressing well towards the end goal. You are silly to think investment = immediate results. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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"U.S. Department of Energy programs reveals 3,960 projects that employ 28,854 people" [ Reply | More ]
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Its not gross. They have every right to make "little statements" like that. But the president of Harvard got it right when she refused to divest from the endowment - saying "this is a resource for the benefit of all, not a mechanism for causing social change". [ Reply | More ]
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It's not their fault you're poor. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not poor by the way, but I do have a PhD/MD and a shit ton of student debt. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Student debt is elective - you made the choice to have the debt to receive the degree(s) you wanted from the school(s) you wanted. That's no one's fault, but your own. [ Reply | More ]
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No doubt. Just dont speak down to me as if I'm an "ignorant poor" or whatever you coastal elites like to believe about those of us in flyover country. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't live in NYC - VA (metro DC) and grew up in WV so I'm not "one of them" :) [ Reply | More ]
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We need more nuclear power in the US. Nuclear power is clean. The discussion about hybrid cars etc is a distraction. The only question is about electricity generation. http://www.eia.gov/oiaf/aeo/tablebrowser/#release=AEO2014ER&subject=0-AEO2014ER&table=2-AEO2014ER®ion=1-0&cases=full2013-d102312a,ref2014er-d102413a [ Reply | More ]
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F u k a s h i m a D a i i c h i [ Reply | More ]
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This. We need a smart power grid fueled by green energy that redistributes energy across regions based on usage. [ Reply | More ]
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You obviously know nothing about electricity. Transmission of electricity across long distances is incredibly inefficient. [ Reply | More ]
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You obviously know nothing about the proposed smart grid solutions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Look, let's face facts. In terms of energy consumption, 50% of American energy consumption is spent generating electricity. Electricity is the magic fuel that makes everything about modern life possible. There are only so many choices for electricity generation: hydro, nuke, coal, oil, gas, solar, and wind. The US hydro capacity is at its max. Wind and solar are not available in many parts of the country. Fossil fuel and nuke are the only choices for at least 60-70% of the US. So in my view, it is about gas or nuke. Period. Your liberal fantasies about "wind farms" and "solar farms" are ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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Energy sources are not political indicators--stop confusing them. Of course we need to change our consumption rates. Why is a remote college campus lit up all night in the middle of summer? I'm tired of lazy thinking about energy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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It's called demand side management, and obviously it is part of the solution as well. I'm fine with DSM strategies, but we're talking about supply side issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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We are talking about the whole picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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^^they did make this announcement on climate action day-- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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this is the Angry Energy Troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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I bet OPs anger could power a small city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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NP wondering if it's not a troll but some weird plant to stir up trouble? PS If you're listening, Waltmart family, GIVE MORE TO CHARITY and PAY YOUR WORKERS MORE MONEY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Sarah? Is that you? Awfully early for you right now. Must have had a big gulp Mountain Dew already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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Drill baby drill! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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I'm glad OP is a dying breed and the future generations aren't such pieces of shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:31 PM Flag
[ - ] It makes me so sad to think that if I ever dropped dead in the apartment alone, my cat would eat me up. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Duly noted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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General Topics 09.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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your elaborate comment is so off topic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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It think it'll be worse to die in a home full of clutter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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I [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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Is that true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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I think you have watched too much Sex and the City [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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at least you won't have to worry about someone having to feed your cat when you go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think some women are unconsciously drawn to cheaters? I am not referring to OW types but rather women in legitimate relationships with men who end up cheating on them. If so, what does that mean about the women? Does it mean anything more than just bad luck or a fluke? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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i think that cheaters have a playbook. it is flashy and flattering and exciting. some women understand the warning signs that come with that and know to back away. others don't, are sucked in by the glamour, and don't pick up on the other stuff. so it's less that you're drawn to them and more that you just don't see the big flashing red light. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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Interesting. Good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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Sure, if it's a pattern that's playing out over and over again, the woman may be drawn to men who cheat, just as some men are drawn to needy, neurotic women or some women are drawn to alcoholics. We tend to repeat patterns from childhood, maybe Dad was a cheater. Maybe she has low self-esteem and thinks this is all she deserves, maybe on some level she takes pride in dating a man who's desirable to other women and sees cheating as a sign he's an alpha. Some women seem to feel contempt for men who are steady, reliable, and faithful - they need the thrill of the chase to make them feel like they got a catch. Or maybe they simply have bad judgment and marry guys with a history of promiscuity or selfishness, telling themselves it will all change once they're married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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So is there any hope to break the pattern if that is the case? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:44 PM Flag
[ - ] I am disgusted about all the UB moms who are harassing the mom of the dd who told her friend's dad that her friend (the dad's dd) had a secret facebook account. OP's dd was a child and the dad was manipulating her and he should never have talked to her about his kid. NEVER. OP's daughter was intimidated by the dad and blabbed. If the dad had been a mom UB would have been all over. The dad was a total creep and he should be called on it. OP should call the MOM and say, "Fuck you, your dh better not come near my dd again", 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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ITA. UB is odd. Maybe if that was posted on another day she would have received different responses. I once commented on the ridiculousness of climate change and was berated. Then I read that popular post and it seemed that most people there would agree with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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+1. Strange how that works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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ITA. But this has made me realize that I need to prepare DD for adults being idiots and tell her that she does not need to answer people just bc they ask. "I don't know" is always a good response [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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"Harassing" is a bit of a stretch. UB moms were asking why the DD was flapping her gums. If DD was so concerned she should have gone to her mother first. Personally I think the whole post was FAKE. But on the off chance it's real- this is an important life lesson DD needs to learn. She tattled because she liked the attention. That's why tattlers tattle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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This is so true. you have insight in to their minds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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Oh please. A strange adult put her on the spot and she blurted out something she probably regretted immediately. She didn't seek the guy out to tattle. I doubt there's an adult on here who's never once said more than intended when caught by surprise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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She didn't regret it until she realized there might be fallout. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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I'm sure she regretted knowing that she got her friend in trouble, whether or not her friend had taken it out on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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No she didn't. Read the post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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It doesn't specify one way or the other. Just that she made the mistake of telling the dad, and that the friend is mad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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Read further in- replies from OP make it clear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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She is a child. He is an adult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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ITA the dad was an asshole, but it's too late to put the genie back in the bottle. I am consistently surprised by the lack of empathy shown to kids on UB. 11 is 11, it's not like the dad confronted a peer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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I think people were more irked by the OP (mom's) rationalizations and hovercraft mentality more so than the actual DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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I sort of think the dad meant no harm to the friend. He wanted an earnest answer, and he got one from her. Then he disciplined his kid based upon the info. What happened to the friend was an unintended consequence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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But he didn't have to name names. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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Word [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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OR: I'll bet the dad would agree that hindsight is 20/20. But I dont think his particular question was inappropriate to ask. He was exploring possible reasons why his daughter had hw issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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It was totally inappropriate to question the dd in that way, even if for no other reason than his dd would be totally humiliated if she knew her dad was telling other kids she took forever to do her hw - what if she was just stupid or having a hard time getting it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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And there is no reason at all to say "OP's dd told me…" He could have just said that he'd found out on his own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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I totally agree. He manipulated the girl, and then tatled on her to his dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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I agree. He should not have revealed his source. He's the one who went wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
[ - ] About to tell my nanny that we are starting nursery school with the youngest. I anticipate she will be pretty upset. Wish me luck 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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GL. let her go asap if you thinks that there may be the slightest chance she may retaliate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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I am planning to offer her to stay ft for another 6 weeks but shift her schedule by 2 hours. After 6 weeks I can only do part time. Should I tell her about pt or just one step at a time and tell her we need to shift hours? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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oy, i'd get give her severance and let her go now. you have a feeling she will be upset - ok. but why then would you let her be around a small kid that can't tell you what she is doing to it? just get a sitter to bridge the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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I think it will be tough on dc to both switch nanny and start school. Should I just tell her we want to switch her hours indefinitely so that she still has a job and then replace her when dc transitions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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You should let her go with severance when you tell her. This idea you have about keeping her FT then PT than whatever is just weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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Why is this weird. It is her choice to stay pt or to move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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^^ why do I need to decide for her and pay her severance if my preference is for her to stay on pt? Isn't it up to her in that case to say no and find another job or to accept new terms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:01 PM Flag
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Yes, I don't know why you would offer severance? If you have been happy with her I would give her a gift and some cash as a nice appreciation. Can you share her with another family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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Maybe. Its hard to find another family who needs just mornings. I am just going to do this one day at a time. At this point she agreed to shifting the hours and doing more housekeeping. I may keep her at her pay if she does deep cleaning, all other housekeeping and a weekend date night. She hasn't been doing the best job lately and the biggest reason why I have kept her this long is because the kids are used to her. She needs to step up. If she was doing a great job I wouldn't be doing nursery school this early [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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You should offer her severance as her FT job is ending. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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Wait, so you would tell her that she was going to be transitioning to PT and give her the option in advance? You made it sound like you weren'tgoing to tell her that today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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I already spoke with her. I told her that we are starting nursery school and that we will need to shift her hours and told her the new hours. I told her this arrangement will last roughly 3 to 4 weeks at which point we expect dc to adjust and we will need to re-evaluate her hours and her duties. I told her that at the very least we will need a lot more housekeeping. I don't think I owe her notice if I am not firing her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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Mmmm I don't think the 6 week thing is a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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My advice, treat her how you would want to be treated in the reverse scenario. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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Retaliate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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How upset? Like, go postal on your as$? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Offer to help any way you can in finding a new job, explain it all at once, not in dribs and drabs! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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She should have been expecting this. If you give her 6 weeks notice and offer to help her find a new job via parent list and friends. There is nothing more you can do. Nanny positions are temporary. They should know this. I can see one being upset about losing a job but if she was a good nanny you should be able to keep her for those 6 weeks. Start looking for a parti time nanny now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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Folks lose jobs every day. This is unfortunate, but not unusual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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