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[ - ] I have been very anti-social lately. I don't know how to snap out of it. I want to get out there and meet people. Everyday I tell myself, tomorrow... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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I'm like that this time of year. Eventually I get into the whole holiday party thing and adjust to the cold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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You don't have to be social. Sometimes it's nice not to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a great Mac and cheese recipe? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Open box of Annies... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Jinx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Use a box of Annie's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Annie's is gross... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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Yeah, okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Mac Cheese & Crab Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter 1 large shallot (or 2 small) minced 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cups milk 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay) 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese 2 cups manchego cheese, grated 1 cup Cheddar, grated 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves 2 tablespoons sherry, optional 1 (16-ounce) box elbow macaroni 1 pound lump crabmeat 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup bread crumbs 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay) 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves Notes / Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add minced shallots and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the flour to make a roux. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes to cook the flour. Slowly, add 3 cups milk. When milk is incorporated into the roux, add the seafood seasoning, and the block of cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese is melted. Add shredded manchego and Cheddar cheeses and parsley. Cook until all the cheese is melted. Add the sherry, if desired. Cook macaroni according to package directions or until just al dente. Drain macaroni. Stir cheese mixture into cooked macaroni and old in crabmeat. (Be sure to fold in crabmeat so you don't break up the lumps too much, you want nice chunks of crab.) Put mixture in a baking dish. For the topping: Mix melted butter, bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, and parsley. Sprinkle topping on the dish. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes to make the topping crispy. Garnish with fresh parsley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Why there is so few Catholic blacks in America? In my homecountry (France), Catholic and black is a frequent pair. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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Because most American blacks had ancestors who were originally converted to Christianity in the south, and the south isn't heavily Catholic (with the exception of Louisiana). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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cuz france and french caribbean are catholic while we are protestant. any other Q? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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Haitians are catholic.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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Catholicism: treats women and gays like second class citizens, encourages reckless reproduction in the face of finite natural resources, denies women decision making authority and positions of political power within the church (nun = Ebola fodder), and protects kiddie rapists. And to make matters worse? It's just a made up magical bullshit fairy tale. The good news? The Internet is aggressively chipping away at Catholicism - relentlessly investigating, relentlessly questioning, perpetually encouraging discourse and dialogue. In 20 years? LOL. Adherence to Catholicism will be treated or characterized as a manageable mental disorder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
[ - ] Where can I get a non-frumpy plaid skirt for adult women? Preferably online. TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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shopstyle.com and type in plaid shirt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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Do they have plaid skirts too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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boden? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Vineyard Vines? Talbots? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
[ - ] moving with my 2.5 year old for the first time. suggestions on how to prepare dc for the move and how far in advance to prepare? I imagine this could be a bit scary for dc. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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We did same but we're renovating. I told dd with me to check in on the new apt. We move right after she turned 3 and she was prepared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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We started reading books about moving and spent some time 'researching' new parks and attractions together so they felt a part of the whole situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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^^ We spent about a month and a half doing the above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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awesome. we're moving in 1 week and i havent done anything to prepare yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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No worries at all. Just start talking about it now and include DC. You'll be fine. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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How would you prepare dc for a stay in a hotel room or relatives house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Yeah, they get confused when their stuff gets packed up. Pack their stuff last. Suitcase with favorite things. When you unpack, set up their room first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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And as much the same way as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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For this young, no more than a couple days ahead of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
[ - ] grade 5 teacher here - i have to laugh when i read all these posts obsessing over middle school choice. 5 of my students just informed me today that their parents lost the application. i bet about 5 will never even turn it in. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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you work in district 6? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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no 20 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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That's pretty sad. I'd rather have parents who obsess and drive me nuts than parents who just don't give much of a shit if those were my choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
[ - ] WOHMs who travel occasionally or frequently: what type of purse, laptop bag, and luggage do you have? Just donated my Jansport in hopes of finding something a little less frumpy for my heavy laptop. Starting to travel a lot more lately and want to be comfortable, practical, yet somewhat stylish (not trendy). Thank you. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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I do two 2-3 day trips a month (not much) - I know the flames are coming, but I always bring a large Vera Bradley duffel for clothes, etc. and a large canvas Longchamps bag for laptop (bought a little sleeve for it), book for the plane, wallet, etc. I pack a smaller purse for the trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:31 AM Flag
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OP I have a big yellow Vera Bradley duffel as well :) It's lasted for more than 10 years :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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Yes, they last forever!!! Perfect size to fit a lot, yet is still a carry on bag. I use mine all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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they remind me of college/hs. they were like a fashion statement back then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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True. Still functional though. All I do is travel to my home office every few weeks, so I don't really feel the need to be fashionable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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Flames would only come from the strivers with their flashy purses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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Are you a long-distance hooker? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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Yep, bingo! Psychic mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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NP: How do you get hooker from that description? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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You bring a Vera Bradley duffle to meetings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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No, I leave it in my rental car or my apartment. I use the Vera Bradley duffel as my suitcase. I bring a smaller purse for when we go out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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Weird question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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How is it weird? When you travel, you usually end up bringing your luggage to the office with you (before or after you check into your hotel). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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Really? I never do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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I do at least half the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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Huh. I never do. Either leave in the trunk of my car or drop off at hotel first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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I have an ancient Tumi for clothes, and a no-name black bag for laptop, wallet (I put purse in bag while on plane) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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For longer trips, trips where I check my bag, I have a Tumi 26 inch. For shorter trips, trips where I carry on my bag, I have a tumi 22 inch. Both are essential [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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I agree that your luggage needs to look very professional since you do wind up taking it to meetings some times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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Who takes their luggage to meetings? I am confused by this. Why wouldn't you drop it off first? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:48 AM Flag
[ - ] The SAHM mom poster was just looking for a fight. Why engage her? Seems so futile. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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Sometimes engaging trolls is fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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I think it's funny that a woman says she is a "full-time mom" and everybody gets so mad. Guess what? If you care so much, you can say you're a "full-time mom" too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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Ever since that topic came to a head once on here, I laugh every time I make a DC doctor appointment, pay school tuition, etc. while at work - "logging my mom hours, I'm full time!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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Or you can you say you are a full time mom who moonlights as a [ ]. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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Other people NOT being "full-time moms" is the entire point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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I can honestly see where her thought process might be coming from sadly although her wording is poorly thought out. I was raised in the South where most moms were SAHM and have had all my babies up here in the NYC area where most moms WOH. My oldest DC is 4 and I still get those demeaning probes from my husband's friend's non-breeding wives about being a SAHM and 'all the free time I must have'. It's taken a while, but I'm able to shrug it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
[ - ] Officer Wilson's interview with ABC News is online - his account is harrowing. It seems as though he was justified. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:26 AM Flag
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go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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People with biases about the case should watch this. It may correct some of their misimpressions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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You give people prone to breathe less irrational conclusions way too much credit. If they are still clinging to their emotional opinion about what happened 23 hours after the transcript of the grand jury was released it is very unlikely they are capable of rational thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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Look, none of us was there. But HIS account is hardly proof that this was justified. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't, but since we can't hear the harrowing account of his victim, this hardly seems fair to judge the incident by one person's account. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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The grand jury made its decision based on a ton of witness accounts and forensic evidence. I understand why they made the decision they did; even if you could entirely disregard the cop's account, all the other evidence and witness testimony was so contradictory, it seems there's no way a prosecutor would be able to meet the requirements for "beyond a reasonable doubt." That said, regardless of the specifics of this one case, we still have a huge problem in this country, and I'm glad so many people are pissed and protesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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Collapse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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I would have shot him too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Spinoff: I have two kids, 7 and 4, and as far as I know, neither has had an IQ test. Is this something that is done regularly in public school? Or is it just part of a private school application process? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:26 AM Flag
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neither [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:25 AM Flag
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Then how do all these UB posters know their kids' IQ scores? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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Hunter test [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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My dd took the Hunter test, so is that her iq? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:32 AM Flag
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No. people think the hunter test is an IQ test, but its only a selection of the stanford binet and really not an IQ test. It's just a test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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i don't know my kids' scores. i know mine. that's usually the case here. there was a time when kids were regularly tested for g&t. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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Me neither. Have no interest in having them tested either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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OP: I agree, I guess I don't understand the point of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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i don't test my kids until they make me... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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Hunter test is HIGHLY correlated to IQ, but is NOT an IQ test [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:48 AM Flag
[ - ] J here again with an update. Not much to post, still stuck at 144 lbs(from 148) on day 8 (I'm pretty sure.) Hope all is well! :) 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:26 AM Flag
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I was actually wondering about you today. Take the weekend off and enjoy Thanksgiving. Attack with gusto on Monday, I'll join you. I'm C. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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Drink lots of water! Drink & pee, drink & pee. ( it worked for me ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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Had a bad day sunday and monday. Ate seaweed soup and coffee today. P [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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Hi J! Consistence is the key. Have a great Thanksgiving! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
[ - ] I love how back in august the liberals were screaming about an "overmilitarized" police presence, and everyone praised the "communuty policing" approach of cpt. Johnson of the state police. Today, everyone is crying about why the governor didn't deploy more guard troops yesterday, and nobody is saying boo when 2200 men with ar15s and military fatigues descend on Ferguson. So much for the soft approach and respecting the right to assemble... People are afraid (rightfully) of black mob violence 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:26 AM Flag
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It's also cute how "small government" conservatives are praising the heavy police presence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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Shows how much you know. Small government philosophy is only at the federal level. Conservatives are for devolution of power and spending too local government [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:25 AM Flag
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go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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Good retort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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English, do you speak it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:27 AM Flag
[ - ] My old HS BF is coming to town and asked to meet up for drinks/dinner...other than the annual HBD on FB in the last few yrs - our contact has been minimal. Should be interesting evening 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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BF, HBD, FB. Don't understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:32 AM Flag
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boyfriend, facebookk, happy bday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Unless you plan on getting laid bring along a mutual friend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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no mutual friends and i find it more intersting to hear why the sudden contact or interest in meeting up - not like his 1st trip to this city where i have lived for 10 yrs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
[ - ] "Ferguson Fallout 2014" - I hate CNN 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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Sorry I mean ABC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Speaking of Obama's failures and broken promises, what happened to the suggestions and hints from as far back as 2009 that he would ease the sanctions against Cuba, and develop a more mature and normal relationship with that country, instead of clinging to the bizarre, outdated Cold War stance in place since the early 60's? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:11 AM Flag
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zzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:14 AM Flag
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Uh ... who was speaking of that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:16 AM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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I remember when he said that. He's a lot of talk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:16 AM Flag
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you do realize nothing has gotten done because of this do nothing congress? all they have try to do is reverse the affordable care act (they have voted 54 times to try). now that he has used executive order for immigration to finally get something going he is called a dictator...this is all bs... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:21 AM Flag
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