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[ - ] What's the best thing to take if you're flying and you're all stuffed up? Can't cancel trip as it's for work. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Claritan-D. I also like the chewable airborne vitamins. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 50 year olds laid off with kids in high school..crazy 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yep, happened a lot in the past too when factories shut down and industries faded (like steel, etc.). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What does "low tone" mean? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Here, it means you are slow on the uptake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Chicago is 45% white, but only 9% of Chicago public school students are white. Since the 1990s, whites have fled en masse to private and parochial schools. Is this a surprise when in 2010 nearly 700 school aged children were hit by gunfire in Chicago; when mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel said during his campaign that his measure for progress was whether children thought about their studies, not their safety; and when Chicago Public Schools have had to partner with the Chicago Transit Authority on programs with names like “Operation Safe Passage”? And this ignores academic performance. According to the US Department of Education, 80% of Chicago Public School 8th graders are not grade level proficient in math or reading – and only 2% were rated as “advanced”. (Around 60% of grammar school children were proficient, so the results get worse the longer you stay in the CPS.) The situation has become so critical that CPS until just last week was refusing to administer the Common Core exam, because the Schools Superintendent knew that the results would be dismal. Indeed, when the Obamas lived in Chicago, even they sent their children to the University of Chicago Lab School, rather than risking the Hyde Park public options like Ray, Murray, Kosminski, etc. Why on earth would Chicago Public Schools be so bad? It isn’t funding. Chicago Public Schools spend more per student than the rest of the state of Illinois and more than many major cities like LA, Houston, and Miami. Let’s face sad facts: without a critical mass of white people to set the dominant culture, large groups of black people are incapable of achieving success on their own. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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Rahm also sends his kids to Lab. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Honest question from a non-jew - Why do so many people consider someone who is anti-Israel to necessarily be anti-semitic? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Because some people have a hard time separating the issues. [ Reply | More ]
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I visited Israel as a non Jew and I was shocked to find out how much Israelis hate other Israelis. There are several different factions of Jews living in Israel - Israeli Jews, American Jews, Russian Jews, Orthodox Jews, radical Jews, entrepreneurial Jews, Ethiopian Jews - who all can't stand each other and complain about the other groups incessantly. This idea that you have to be unflinchingly supportive of Israel and all Jews is a very American thing - Jews in Israel don't think the same way at all. [ Reply | More ]
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very interesting insight - thanks [ Reply | More ]
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but they support israel over iran, dumbass. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not Jewish. From observations I've noticed the pure vitrol that comes along when somebody mentions Israel. Most of these people don't care in the slightest when horrible atrocities are committed in the Middle East, but when Israel does it there is this whole different type of hatred. It is very much rooted in antisemitism. [ Reply | More ]
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bc it is the only jewish state, and there are dozens of arab and muslim states. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I bought a stairmaster but am scared to use it. Help. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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Well, what do you find frightening about it? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm just going to say it. Western Europe has a better standard of living than anywhere else in the world especially if you are middle class. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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We could do better if we controlled immigration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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Probably. And I'd live in some countries, but not all. Have lived in two. I'm fluent in two other languages, but it's always a relief for me to be in an English speaking country. [ Reply | More ]
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That's the caveat. It's great for the middle who receive much more than the tax money they put in. It's not so great for the top 5% who have to pay for everyone's shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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I agree. But those countries are going broke subsidizing and funding that lifestyle. It's not going to stay like that for more than one more generation. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Some funding is already being reduced to HUGE outcry. But it's not sustainable much longer. Get it while you can, European retirees and students. The gravy train won't be around much longer. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with you two posters above - (Italian who left Italy almost 20 yrs ago) although I am often still struggling here,I would never go back... sure, some of my old friends who keep complaining about not having a decent job, still go on vacation every summer for 2 weeks and out to dinner every weekend... but I don't think it will last long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on Medifast and/or medical weight loss programs? Do they work? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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Yes they work. I didnt do Medifast but i did CMWL and dropped 60lbs over 5 months. The fold on Medifast I heard is terrible though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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*food [ Reply | More ]
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Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:40 PM Flag
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They absolutely can work. I did mt saini's program and I lost 40lbs in a short period of time under a doctors care. You have to commit fully and only eat their food- pre packaged meals, shakes and protein bars. [ Reply | More ]
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*saiani [ Reply | More ]
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Sinai, Jesus autocorrect! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why do republicans like Israel so much? I thought jewish people tended to be demacratic more frequently. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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Christian right is rapidly pro-Israel because they are racist and because they think it will ultimately bring the second coming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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You're nuts. As nuts as those crazy right wingers. [ Reply | More ]
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They believe what will bring the second coming? Do that many people actually think Jesus is going to show up in our life time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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Anything to cause problems for Obama. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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Supporting Israel is reasonable, let's me honest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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of course. only those on the far-left disagree. and most voters aren't on the far-left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Anti-Israel politics is mainly an "SJW" thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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what is SJW? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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What is SJW? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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Palestine won't cave. Israel offers solutions all the god-damn time. I'm fairly liberal and I "support" Israel at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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^^^and in all fairness to the palestinians, how can they give in now? they were offered so much more in 1948 and their arab brethren declared war and screwed them. [ Reply | More ]
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If you're not with Israel you're with the Muslims [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Will Palestine ever become a country or get citizenship in Israel or will they be in limbo forever? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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135 countries have recognized it already. 6 western European Parliaments did it recently as well, Italy this week. it's going to keep on growing till USA finds itself as the only supporter of Israel (pathetic to support such country, let's face it). USA had to change policies with Cuba due to international isolation, will have to do the same with Israel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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except a bunch a countries "recognizing" it at the UN is meaningless in reality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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I'm neither Jewish nor Republican, and I think not supporting Israel is stupid. It's the only country we have in the Middle East, and in comparison to the shit everybody else does they are pretty clean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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np - itttda - Israel is the only modern country with an active occupation/colonization. It's racist and fascist and we provide more tax $$ to them per capita than any other country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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See, your use of "colonization" leads me to believe you're the type of person I tend to avoid. Do you know the type of fucked up shit that goes on in that area of the world? Israel is by far, one of the more sane countries. You've bought into buzzwords, put that above rational thinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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what's more insane than kicking people from their own homes at gun point to steal their land? bombing kids shelters knowingly? Israel is completely insane. if you support it, you are insane as well. [ Reply | More ]
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bc palestinians can't govern themselves. israel would love to be rid of them. such an albatross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:40 PM Flag
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yeah, and the rest of the middle east isn't "racist and fascist" am I right? [ Reply | More ]
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actually, it's the craziest country in the Middle East USA is tied to, along with Saudi Arabia. USA couldn't have picked worst 2 allies over there. both of them are being reset as we speak towards more convenient alliances http://www.amazon.com/Reset-Middle-East-Friends-Alliances/dp/1848857659 [ Reply | More ]
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I think the only solution is to become their own Country, as a Israeli you are not allowed to cross into Palestine and as a Palestine you are not allowed to cross if they don't like each other they should have different Countries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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given how much damage Israel has done to Palestine since Al Nakba in 1948, i can't imagine Palestinians having to live with the butchers. keeping them at a healthy distance seems safers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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that would be fine if Israel would stop occupying east Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied territories now wouldn't it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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they are happy to leave but the palestinians subconsciously don't want them too. they will fall apart without israeli support, jobs and tax transfers. look at gaza, which they left in 2005. completely blew up. west bank is much better and they all know it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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This is perhaps the only solution. All conflicts are about the fight for land and resources, both have claims. [ Reply | More ]
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the ICC will help Palestine a lot. nailing Israel for its crimes, making it pay reparations, means a real deterrence to its Greater Israel plan (more stealing of Palestinian land, homes, killing of Palestinians kids in massive amounts). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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What crimes? We (and practically every country in the area) have done the exact same thing as Israel... [ Reply | More ]
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since 1948 when international law has been established? mmm not so. that's the problem with Israel, it's so backwards thinking that it can do to others NOW what the English have done 3 centuries ago. this time... things are different. [ Reply | More ]
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you're an idiot [ Reply | More ]
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the ICC has no power over anything. nice try. [ Reply | More ]
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Really, even though the Palistineans start with the attacks? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone been to the new orleans easter parade? Looks fun and different. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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No, but I'm sure it's a tourist trap, everything overpriced, lots of fall down drunk southerners. New Orleans is the absolute worst. [ Reply | More ]
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Just got back from a short business trip there and I thought it was great. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: Any recommendations? I'm going for the first time next month. [ Reply | More ]
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It's on the family-friendly side and a little boring. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is the difference between white American women and white hispanic women? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i think there is some overlap in that venn diagram sherlock. [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing? White Hispanic women are more spiked? Have more money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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The culture? [ Reply | More ]
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A white woman from Indiana is very different than a white woman from Colombia. Not every person in Latin America is mestizo. How is this not obvious? [ Reply | More ]
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How so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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Hello? Different cultures? Different upbringing? Different countries? [ Reply | More ]
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The shoes. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I was an au pair once. I left after two weeks. Like the mother in the MP post, I had no privacy. The kids were always knocking on my door and trying to come into my room. The mother wanted me to do menial tasks. I had no space or right to my own life. One of her sons walked in on me when I was taking a shower and the father was very grabby. Awful experience. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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What city was this? Where were you from? [ Reply | More ]
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Manhattan. I am from Switzerland (but I was born in America, my mother is American). [ Reply | More ]
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So you were coming from another place in the US? Weird that you would want to be an au pair. Also, there is very little privacy to be had in a little apartment in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thank god the Israel troll showed up. Now I can leave and get some work done. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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i know, i was wondering where s/he has been since Netanyahu arrived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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You know, not everyone is rabidly and blindly pro Israeli. [ Reply | More ]
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most americans are pro-Israel are indifferent, actually. the rabid anti-Israel portion comes from the far-left. Weird (or maybe not). [ Reply | More ]
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you sound like a rapid pro-Israel poster and no, most americans are not pro-Israel they're just cowed into silence by spurious accusations of anti-Semitism whenever anyone dares question the absolute purity of Israel. [ Reply | More ]
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I imagine there are lots of people who are rational and don't blindly support such a rogue state. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why do we give Israel like 300 bil? Aren't they rich enough? We can't even afford decent public schools here. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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really? are you that naive? american jews - at least those with $$$ and influence, are obsessed with a secure jewish state. they are a huge donation/funding source for politicians. it's called money shaping policy or policy chasing money - depending on how you look at it. [ Reply | More ]
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really? are you that naive? american jews - at least those with $$$ and influence, are obsessed with a secure jewish state. they are a huge donation/funding source for politicians. it's called money shaping policy or policy chasing money - depending on how you look at it. [ Reply | More ]
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really? are you that naive? american jews - at least those with $$$ and influence, are obsessed with a secure jewish state. they are a huge donation/funding source for politicians. it's called money shaping policy or policy chasing money - depending on how you look at it. [ Reply | More ]
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They are not rich [ Reply | More ]
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Are they poor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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their arab neighbors are much, much richer. you do know this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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Corporate welfare under the guise of supporting a huge donor base. Do you know that Israel does with its billions in US aid? It buys jet fighters and missiles from Lockheed, Rayethon, Northrup, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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Why do we give money to so many countries who don't even like us? There are plenty of things like schools and roads right here that need money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
[ - ] any feedback on this handbag? Love the style, just wondering if I should get this light shade or the black color... thanks http://www.gilt.com/search?q.query=Frida+large+tote&q.display= 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I would get the black, it matches with everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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op- thanks, thought of that, but already own 2 all black purses... wonder if this would be a nicer color for spring/summer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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I absolutely love that bag! something to die for, your right about the black, it goes with everything!! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why are we having Netanyahoo come over without the presidents invitation? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Yahoo! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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because Israel gets to do whatever it wants and nobody ever says a goddamn word because the pro-Israel lobby will slap you down with accusations of anti-Semitism (bullshit) and get you voted out of office by spending billions for a candidate against you. Read Paul Findlay's They Dare Speak Out [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why is Hillary Clinton's sole use of personal email becoming a story NOW? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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Because she's running for president in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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it is ridiculous, they are grasping at straws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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Who is THEY? I'm not sure why this was allowed in the first place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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I wouldn't call it grasping at straws. I'm a D and I think it's appalling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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don't you find it weird? i would be bothered by the fact she doesn't know basic protocol as to how to conduct her self in a cabinet level position. really hilary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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OP- Yes, that's why I posted. Also speaks to a sense of entitlement, being above the law etc. That said, everyone around her knew and allowed it. There is no way a senior executive at any corporation, bank, law firm etc would be able to say "oh, no I'd rather use my hotmail account" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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to your point: i heard she is a complete technology dummy. but really, her aides and others around her couldn't point this out? were they afraid she would throw a pencil holder at them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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nr - I can't believe this is due to her technological ineptitude. Like OP said, this speaks to entitlement and the Clintons thinking the rules don't apply to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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very true. there was a time that i thought hilary would be good for america. now she has just become a fat cat that masquerades as a champion of middle class, the have nots. [ Reply | More ]
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it seems very odd. I'm in DC, and everyone i know who worked for the govt in that time period got a secure blackberry their first day and you needed a special changing access code to access your email remotely (not just your password). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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This. UNHEARD of in any other situation. I could barely believe she was so Stupid as to do this. [ Reply | More ]
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But this is such a non issue overall. It's not corruption, it's not being disgusting (ala weiner). It's just ignoring basic protocol which we all are guilty of at our jobs sometimes. I just don't think this affects her ability to govern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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i think she knows and doesn't care. it's such a non issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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You do have to wonder what she was thinking. I support her, but this was a really bone-headed move. I thought it would have come out earlier than this too. [ Reply | More ]
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