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[ - ] Does raising kids get easier the more of them you have? I see people with 1 or 2 kids struggling a lot more than families with 9 or 10 of them. I think it's because larger sets of siblings are able to start raising each other after a certain point. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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I don't know anyone with 9 or 10 kids but at a certain point you have to outsource, pick your battles (like maybe their house is a disaster) whereas with 1 or 2 you can drive yourself crazy trying to make things "perfect". At 4+ kids that isn't an option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:37 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the deal with sheepsed bay? I was there and it was beautiful. Is it safe? Crome? What kind of people? Any Jews? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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Safe, very russian and jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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It was literally paradise. The beach. The cafes. Wtf?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:35 PM Flag
[ - ] My sister in law is obsessed with selling "Nerium" creams. She swears that they will erase wrinkles, shrink your belly fat, you name it. It's all she ever talks about, trying to get me to sign up for this stuff. She just got a free Lexus from selling it. She used to be a really amazing artist and photographer, and now all she does is this. Pyramid scheme or what? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Sounds like it but if it works for her why not. Sounds like a flyover job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Bad spam [ Reply | More ]
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No, actually it's not spam. I seriously am sick of hearing her tell me about this stupid cream. She used to be an interesting person before this started. All she wants to do is sell creams. How can selling cream reward you with a Lexus unless the stuff is seriously carrying huge margins? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
[ - ] It's cute and funny how Irish people say "feck!" instead of the real f-word. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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not really [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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It's because when Irish people say the f-word, it sounds seriously violent and scary. After doing two year in Ireland, Americans now sound funny and ineffectual to me, when they say it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Libya is now a failed state riven by civil war after Obama's "intervention" to remove Qadafi. Why do liberals never seem to mention "Libya" anymore as one of Obama's foreign policy "triumphs"? They used to crow about how Obama "removed a repressive dictator" from Libya, but now they seem oddly silent on that particular issue. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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there are reasons why certain regions have the political systems that they do. that is what works best in those regions because the denizens there cannot handle a different system, even "better" ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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This x 1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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Because liberals are idiots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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Well bigot, you seem to have forgotten that Obama personally went to Pakistan, infiltrated a fortified compound, and put two rounds into Osama's head. Checkmate. [ Reply | More ]
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He wishes [ Reply | More ]
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Change that to golf club and I might believe it [ Reply | More ]
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You mean the "Osama" raid which mysteriously failed to produce any actual evidence of a body? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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what does that matter? did he also personally go into syria/iraq and rescue james foley? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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I think he did! [ Reply | More ]
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??? [ Reply | More ]
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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The US wants Libya to be a failure. If there is a stable Libya, and they complete the water project, Libya will control fresh water distribution throughout northern Africa and the Middle East, and the US will lose influence and control of the region. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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ok... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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For real. Libya sits on top of one of the largest underground lakes in the world. More fresh water than Africa and the Middle East need. Libya has finished 3 stages of a 5-stage project that provides irrigation to new farm land and drinking water to its cities. If they finish all five stages, they will not need to import any food and they will be able to sell water at it becomes more scarce over the next hundred years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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I think you are giving Obama too much credit- US was a minor player at best in Libya- it was France especially and UK doing the aggressive action there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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Hahahha! The two American poodles used when the Whitehouse can't convince its own people to go in guns a blazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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I STILLBELEIEVE IN OBAMA!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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and i'm still waiting for santa... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:30 PM Flag
[ - ] DS is in k at a well regarded district g&t. The teacher has told us in notes home that he's having a hard time sounding out words and she's sent home extra work sheets for practice. We've never pushed early reading but now I'm wondering if we've made a mistake - either by not preparing him or by sending him to g&t at all. I feel like he's now under too much pressure. I want learning to be joyful, not stressful at this age. Any suggestions on what to do to help him, or opinions on whether it's appropriate to be pushing this so early in the school year? He won't turn 5 until dec, fwiw. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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leapfrog video; a fun way to learn letter sounds and combinations. 5 is young. do a little bit of fun reinforcement each day vs 30 minutes which is too much. just take 10 minutes. also, read to him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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He's young. Take this with a grain of salt. That being said, you can start having DS read 1 book a day to you. Start with those Bob books if that's his level and work up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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Anyone with a young boy in a school system should be especially prepared to help them succeed--whether socially, emotionally or academically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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^^^ meaning you have to help him succeed in the environment he's in. You can't just say their expectations aren't appropriate unless you plan on changing schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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Op here. Yes I agree that we need to do what's right for him - in the short term that means helping him. I normally try to avoid screen time but I'll check out leapfrog, thanks! We read a ton and we have the Bob books. Any suggestions for apps? I prefer real books but he does covet our phones and presenting it as a game would probably help increase the amount of time he spends developing those skills. Ultimately if it's too much pressure we'll change schools but would like to avoid that. Thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on best boarding schools - suggestions and any opinions on Choate and Miss Porters? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Neither of those are even close to "best". You sound clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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Maybe that's why she is asking our opinions? Be nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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This. What is wrong with people? They must be deeply unhappy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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op-I know, Exeter and Andover would be on that top list - I am not looking for schools that cultivate a scholar and not kill a kid through an insane grind [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Best Catholic high schools in Manhattan? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Regis only [ Reply | More ]
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What about for girls? [ Reply | More ]
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Csh for independent. Xavier for parochial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Not Xavier. I'm having a brain fart... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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Was thinking notre dame or Dominican. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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What's CSH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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oh, Cov of Sacred Heart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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dominican academy [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Is that better than Notre dame NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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Yes, by reputation. [ Reply | More ]
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My neighbor raves about Loyola - don't know much about it though. [ Reply | More ]
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I'll check with my friend Herbert he knows all the best places for catholic school girls he always has lots of pictures of them [ Reply | More ]
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op: lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:12 PM Flag
[ - ] DS told me had something important to tell me. I'd always hoped that I could have a gay son, so I would at every opportunity encourage and expose him to homosexual situations just so he knows it is perfectly acceptable. As you can guess I was quite excited that he was ready to come out, only he sat me down and said, "I'm a lolicon. There I said it!" I don't know what a lolicon is. Should I be concerned? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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Pedophile who chases young girls? [ Reply | More ]
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That's so awful. Girls! Not even a slight homosexual interest *sigh* [ Reply | More ]
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Literally the dumbest attempt at trolling I've seen in a long time. [ Reply | More ]
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Homophobe [ Reply | More ]
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Dumb [ Reply | More ]
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Homophobe [ Reply | More ]
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yeah, ok. but do people really actually ever want a gay son? i guess that would circumvent the potential for a high-conflict dil, which is prob more likely than a high-conflict sil, but it seems an asinine thing to wish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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My friend wants a trans son and has gone out of her way to encourage him to cross dress. It is the 21st century and this sort of bigotry is best left in the dark ages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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wth would you want a tranny son? if your son is tranny or gay, it is what it is. just like if your kid turns out to be a complete math idiot, you don't disown her. but why would you encourage it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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I can't judge what she wants her child to be. Some want their kids to grow up to be a doctor. Why can't she dream her son will go through a transition? We have to be more accepting of peoples choices in this day and age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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she sounds like she has a mental illness. some things are understandable. wanting your child to go through life being first confused, then ridiculed, then hurt, then rejected, then a major chemical imbalance, then surgery, then more rejection -- that is retarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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You are a selfish person, why would you want your kid to go through this? Being homosexual is not easy. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Which private school in NY has best science program? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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Cue the Stuy/BxSci moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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Scarsdale [ Reply | More ]
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Brearly, Fieldston. [ Reply | More ]
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op-looking at Brearley - why do you mention their program in particular? Does Fieldston do busing or kids have to subway it? Also what do you think of science at Dalton...btw - all HS level. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Fieldston definitely busses. All of the Hill schools do. [ Reply | More ]
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op-wow..had no idea. Their busing is from which areas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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All over. Downtown, UES, UWS, NJ, Westchester, Bx. It's an incredible sea of yellow busses in the mornings and afternoons heading up to HM, F, R. [ Reply | More ]
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op-any idea if they go to LI? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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np: I'm looking at these schools too, for HS. Is your ds or dd at a private school now? The public HS imo have really strong science programs, not just the specialized HS but others too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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op-yeah, private school outside the city...we are considering moving. which schools are you looking at? are you in public now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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IMO based on tours, Dalton, HM, Brearley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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op-for a kid that is both arty and very into science..which of those three would you choose. she is a very creative thinker, outspoken, gets good grades but hates a "grind" environment. Does that rule out HM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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All of these schools are grinds. Honestly. It's a lot of work. But if course at each of them it will depend on the intensity of her schedule. She can probably be less stressed at any of them if she doesn't take all honors and advanced level classes, and takes 5-6 academic classes instead of 7-8. [ Reply | More ]
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Hijack: If you are a mostly A student but can't handle the grind of AP/honors can you still get into a decent college (not thinking HYP at all). [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, of course. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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op-honestly I am most concerned on my dd becoming an inspired woman a solid scholar. the college placement is on some level an after thought [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Why did I marry someone when we don't agree on anything. We can't pick a house or car or where to eat. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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So let him choose. He's the man. That's his job. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Nice one, MRA troll. [ Reply | More ]
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Nope, just a wife who lets DH make the choices, and is happier for it. Why create tension where there doesn't need to be any? Besides, his decisions are almost always better than mine would have been. [ Reply | More ]
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Nice to see other women out there who feel this way. I'm tired of being judged because I let my husband decide for me. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you think that's a troll? Your way doesn't seem to be working out too well. Why not give something else a try? [ Reply | More ]
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That wasn't me. Op. [ Reply | More ]
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Marry in haste; repent at leisure. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. Op. [ Reply | More ]
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so why was it in haste? [ Reply | More ]
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Sort of a Long distance relationship so we got married fast during the honeymoon/infatuation phase to live together. [ Reply | More ]
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Why can't you agree? What are the issues and how much do you really care about the issues you're fighting for? Is it bc you are both indecisive and waiting for the other to step up? [ Reply | More ]
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He cares way too much about stuff that men should not care about, like front doors, kids furniture. We just aren't a good match. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it possibly bc you're choosing to care way too much about stuff that women shouldn't care so much about - eg, the make and model of the car? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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We need two cars. I just want to pick my own. Not his [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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He's a control freak. Next time suggest two restaurants and tell him your preference is the one you don't really want. By default he will pick the one you really want. This is also a good test to determine if he's really a control freak. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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Wreck your marriage with this one weird trick! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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Huh? The worst thing that can happen is she goes to a restaurant she doesn't want to go to. Sounds like she has been doing this all along. It's called reverse psychology. I live with someone like this and it works. [ Reply | More ]
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I've done this and you're right. He is very contrary. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are Jews white? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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All expect for Whoopi. [ Reply | More ]
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remember sammy davis jr? [ Reply | More ]
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they can be any race. [ Reply | More ]
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As a Jew, and of course an authority on the subject, I have to inform all that we are white and only a white person can be a Jew. Please don't take this as racist but I've never seen a non-white in the hundreds of synagogues I've visited in the world. [ Reply | More ]
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i am a jew who would be considered hispanic. i have met asian and black jews. you need to get out more. [ Reply | More ]
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What an obvious troll or some culutural appropriator fancy dressing as my people. This is not okay! [ Reply | More ]
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What about Sephardic Jews? [ Reply | More ]
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They generally look more like Hispanic. Ethopian Jews are truly blac. [ Reply | More ]
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Listen to these goyim deciding what a Jew is. Smh. [ Reply | More ]
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are you retarded? there are dark berber and sephardic jews. it is a religion. also, my mother doesn't consider even ashkenazis to be white. she lumps them with italians -- not white. she's kind of crazy and funny that way but prob not an atypical sentiment among whites. [ Reply | More ]
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? Weird I am "black" an Jewish, so is my family. [ Reply | More ]
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Haha what nonsense. A black Jew! That's right up there with a black quantum chemist in the list of worlds biggest fibs. [ Reply | More ]
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wtf is this? who are you? of course there are black physicists. not many, but they exist. [ Reply | More ]
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Ever heard of Neil Degrase Tyson, retard? [ Reply | More ]
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why the black in quotes? [ Reply | More ]
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Troll [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] It's not even 4pm. Dh and I home alone - no kids. I am almost drunk and so wish he would just walk in the room and take me. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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So tell him. [ Reply | More ]
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He is watching football. I'm screwed - and not in the way I want to be. [ Reply | More ]
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Suck his dick and before he busts tell him you want him to fuck you [ Reply | More ]
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It would be hotter I'd he brought a black man and he took you while DH watched [ Reply | More ]
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Although I fantasize about a big black man; you're gross. [ Reply | More ]
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why is your fantasy with a black man? you can have sex with one or have married one if you really wanted it so much. [ Reply | More ]
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who the fuck is this? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] WHY AM I SO BALD? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Hi Matt Lauer [ Reply | More ]
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Hi Paris Hilton's bits [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Signs you are low IQ are _______________________________ 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You're black. [ Reply | More ]
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You call educated people "pencil pushers" [ Reply | More ]
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You use phrases like "basic bitch". [ Reply | More ]
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You can't construct a fill-in-the-blank. [ Reply | More ]
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You're racist. [ Reply | More ]
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Yu date a guy who molested your daughter? [ Reply | More ]
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Hot. Details please! [ Reply | More ]
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You respond 'hot' to something disturbing and vulgar. [ Reply | More ]
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You misspell plummeting. [ Reply | More ]
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lol. [ Reply | More ]
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vocabulary and grammar give it away pretty fast, don't they? [ Reply | More ]
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Not absolutely. I've made email mistakes plenty of times. [ Reply | More ]
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