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[ - ] Anyone else find that as they get older, they're becoming less patient, less generous, less tolerant and just overall a curmudgeon? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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Yes absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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Do you think it's fatigue, cynicism, getting wiser/really educated, reality taking hold or just don't care what others think anymore? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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DH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Me!!! Much less tolerant, flexible and social [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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I've been thinking about this recently too, but feel like for us it's going the other way - maybe because we had kids young, so were super stressed for those years? Now I'm finding that I don't sweat the small stuff nearly as much. A longer term perspective has helped me realize how unimportant so mainly daily issues are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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to an extent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone watch the fight last night? Curious since I was reading about how lots of bars couldn't afford to show it due to the tens of thousands of dollars the distributor was charging. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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no, i don't understand fighting, does not appeal to me and I don't get the hype - make me sad that it is such a big deal to so many people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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I can't watch the violence. Horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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One of my sons (the one who's not old enough to get into bars) came home from college with some of his friends to watch it at our house. My younger son had a bunch of friends sleep over. I didn't watch it. I will be spending the whole day putting the house back in order, most of them are still sleeping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:52 PM Flag
[ - ] My husband is too big for me. Any advice? I've been through all the "yoni" strategies. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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Give birth vaginally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone been in Paris for Bastille Day? I read they have huge dance parties on the 13th and 14th at firehouses around the city. Has anyone ever been to one of these? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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I have been but I didn't see or hear of any of the dance parties you mentioned. The fireworks under the Eiffel Tower amazing though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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The fireworks sound great. Did you watch the military parade on the Champs Elysees? We're planning a full itinerary. DH has already told me I am on my own for the all-night dance party. Fine by me! ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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Yes. Non parties but amazed by the sexiness of watching the legionnaires pearl rice their slow march. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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OP: *practice, not "pearl rice" - it's raining on my phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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No but I've been there when the teenagers throw firecrackers in the metro [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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my friend was - said it was fantastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:49 PM Flag
[ - ] I do not recommend TJ maple breakfast sausage. Too sweet, awful taste. Take it from me 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:31 PM Flag
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Are you biscuit mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:33 PM Flag
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Yes I am. Biscuits rock, sausage stinks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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Jimmy Dean is good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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I love hills hire farms beef sausage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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*hillshire [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:50 PM Flag
[ - ] I make the most kick assed buttermilk biscuits. That's all 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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Are they fluffy or flaky? I wish I knew how to make flaky biscuits. But all biscuits are good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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Flaky. Get the Southern Living recipe. The folding method makes them flaky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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and cold butter - make sure everything stays cold until baking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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Op: yes. ...add cold butter to dry ingredients and freeze for a few mins before cutting in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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And use a sharp cutter. Don't use a drinking glass like I used to. Cut, don't twist. Lol I am from Arkansas. Biscuits are serious business [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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Interesting. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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My dad used to make the most awesome biscuits. Super flaky. No recipe. He once made like 500 for a breakfast at the bank where he worked. I need to get him to make them again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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Where's he from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else become a total bitch for 24h exactly one week before their period starts? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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No. I get super depressed. To the point where things look different, when my period came back after dd was born I remember looking at her one day thinking "she's not even that cute" thinking my whole life sucked, hating everything and everyone. It's one day and I have to remind myself it's not real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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np. omg this. Same here. I have to force myself to remember it's my hormones and not real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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no, its gotten to be more like 2 - 3 days the week before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:12 PM Flag
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I'm the week before and it's a state of high anxiety. I start worrying like crazy about work, usually, but sometimes it's family. And i work myself in a state. I actually have to mark the calendar to remind myself that what I'm freaking out over is not really happening, it's just hormones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:14 PM Flag
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This. I lose all perspective and worry like crazy. Also, any injury or malady (bad back, joints) become much worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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This on the joints! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Not a week before, just the day before. Eg, as we speak. Same symptoms - bitchy, everyone is annoying me, short fuse, doubting friendships, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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Me too, but it lasts a few days before my period and for the first 2 days while on it. DH knows when it's coming to because I'm a crazy person and have an incredibly short fuse. I honestly think it gets really bad and wondering if I should talk to my OBGYN about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:26 PM Flag
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Nope. I never suffered from PMS. I also had a very easy time of peri-menopause and menopause. I was one of the lucky ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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you and my mother, she never understood what I was going thru. I think she made me a little crazy when I was younger, kept telling me it was all in my head [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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Some months yes, others no. Can't predict [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Fuck dh. He's still sleeping, and there's a huge mess next to his bed. Later he will ask me "is there anything to eat?" Nothing has changed despite numerous conversations. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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Don't you know by now, conversations don't do shit, with anybody. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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So what else can I try? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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For one, don't make separate meals for him. But remember to let him live his life as long as if different interfere with yours which it might. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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Usually I say "look in the fridge." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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It's tough making a go of things with children. Try to remember the good things and let things go if you can. Ebbs and flows, good with the bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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Glass of cold water to the face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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I wish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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You guys have separate beds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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His side. But mostly I sleep on sofa because of his snoring, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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Take a shower get dressed, take yourself out for a really good brunch. Go shopping or see a movie. Don't answer your phone when he calls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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I may just leave for a bit and he can deal with the kids as they jump on him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:12 PM Flag
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OR: Good. Take some time for yourself. Let him figure it out. I still say have a nice quiet breakfast out by yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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Stop indulging him. When my DH asks if there's anything to eat I answer noncommittally and truthfully "I don't know." He knows he's responsible for his own laundry and dry cleaning. Don't treat him like your responsibility and he'll have to stop behaving like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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He does fold all the laundry. That's pretty much the extent of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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My DH folds laundry but then claims confusion as to where everything goes. He seriously has no idea where underwear and socks go if they're not his. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:35 PM Flag
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Make a honey-do list for him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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lol.no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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How old are the kids and what exactly do you wish he were doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:43 PM Flag
[ - ] What is going on with parents of young adults? Where is this coddling coming from? Since when do mothers get involved in their young adult's work?! 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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^does this happen more with suburban parents or city parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Wondering this too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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what are you talking about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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A friend interviewed a recent college grad and her mother came to the interview! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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that's weird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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It's not that uncommon, unfortunately [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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lol, could not imagine. did your friend allow her to stay? I would have told her to leave....that poor kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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She told her to leave. The mother had a deer in headlights look on her face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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Not a kid at all. She was 22. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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We have fewer children and it's getting harder for them to succeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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So parents need to hover and do everything for their children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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They're feeling that way. It's not my plan but if your kid has some useless humanities education and never learned the hard lessons about life choices and pragmatism and sacrifice, maybe you'd have to or at least you have to do something to help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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They never learned the hard lessons because the parents never allowed it. When did parents get like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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I don't know. It's probably an extension of the everyone is special and follow your passion culture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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So sad. They're doing more harm than good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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I got a phonecall from an employees mother once. Could not believe it and she did not think she was wrong at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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When do you not get involved with your child's work? When their 18? Or when they begin making their own money..? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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18. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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if they are old enough to work, they are old enough to deal with their employer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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This! Got my first job at 15. My parents never got involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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2nd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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^ and my boss was the biggest Ahole! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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best is when my employer makes me make calls and arrangements for her teenage/early 20's kids, because she cannot trust them to do it as she would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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Shut up. What does she do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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i was always the one to call the school for assignments and to inform the school of travel plans. call vacation days into their volunteer jobs. i still make their travel arrangements and schedule doctors appointments, call for prescriptions, etc. seems weird to me, but she pays me well so i do it with a smile on my face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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This is unbelievable. Similar to Devil Wears Prada but they're teenagers. She really believes she's helping her children by doing all this for them?How old are the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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17, 22 and 27 - yes very similar, the "kids" do nothing really for themselves, everything from tutors, coaches, etc. The 27 year old is finally starting to pull away, but the mom has a hard time with it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:33 PM Flag
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That's nuts. I wouldn't take motherly advice from her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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they don't know any better and the older one knows now he is tied to their money, hard to keep living that lifestyle and taking their money but buck their "advice" and he knows he cannot live the life he has grown accustomed too without their help, so he swallows it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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Just wow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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lol.veal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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Is this like the mother who hired the 21 year old babysitter and her mother sent her a threatening email? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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lol, missed that one anyone have a link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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I don't have the link. But a mother hired a 21 year old sitter from a babysitting website. The girl was flaky and immature. She quit via text the day she was suppose to come in. The mother wrote a negative review about her. The babysitter's mother sent a harrassing email! Talk about insane and helicopter parenting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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wow, that is ballsy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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Insane [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:44 PM Flag
[ - ] What the heck is going on in TriBeCa? It's so loud but I can't see anything. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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5 boro bike tour? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:56 PM Flag
[ - ] women need to stop hating on each other, because of the choices we make. stay at home moms vs working moms, breast feeding vs bottle feeding, no children vs one child vs more than one...men don't do this, that is why we will always be considered second class citizens... 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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Bullshit. We just care about things more. We're second class because someone has to raise the human race. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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maybe we need to care less [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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Maybe we need to care more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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care about your own choices yes and stop judging others because of their choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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Some people are selfish and I will continue to judge them for their piss poor choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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Bullshit. All humans care to certain degrees. My mother left me. She didn't care. My father cared. He stayed with me and raised me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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I didn't say we are more caring. We care more about the details because we evolved to look after children who are accident and disaster prone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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Details don't really matter in my opinion. Does a child feel safe and loved? Those are the important things. Not details. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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That's your umc America luxury but it's not rooted in 100k years of human existence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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Men do the same thing, but about their job, the size of their biceps and the hotness of their wife, which is tangentially related to how much sex they get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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that's different, this is about women hating each other because of choices. men don't hate each other because of choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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Yes they do. They just don't talk about it incessantly like some women do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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Agree. Live with my DH for 48 hours and you'll see how much he cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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tell me do they really judge the guy at work that has one child vs more or none? do they even know if they have children? do they really judge them if their wife works or not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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Yes! Human nature [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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They judge who can afford for their wife to stay home with the kids, size of the home and amount of hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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Well, they don't gossip about it, but then, neither do I. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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men don't hate each other, women do, why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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Women don't hate each other. They hate themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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BINGO!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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Puhleez with the psychobabble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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Because we're underdogs. If there's oppression ... for it it work ... there has to be self-hatred. That's what oppression is. If women didn't "hate" themselves, there wouldn't be so many of them (us) willing to make fools of ourselves by being photographed with strings stuck up our asses and our butts sticking out ... about as vulnerable as an animal can get. Do men do this?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:38 PM Flag
[ - ] If racism is the problem, why do Ethiopian and other African Jews of Israel have lower income and education and higher violence? There's no history of slavery or colonialism there and Israel actually voluntarily airlifted most of them from Africa. Could it be, perhaps, the innate ability gap? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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there is still a racism problem in israel, although not nearly as bad as it is here. also, there is a language barrier for ethiopian jews, although this is changing for the younger generation. they only started living in israel in the mid-1980s. they have very high rates of military sevice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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Even the Israel born black Jews have the worse statistics, as do the Sephardic Jews. The Jewish agency in charge of integrating new immigrants used to say it takes a generation to adjust. They're saying maybe it'll be longer for the black Jews. Racism is not the cause but the result. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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sephardic jews aren't black. i also think ashkenazi jews can be somewhat insufferable when it comes to how brilliant they are and how inferior sephardim/ethiopians are. (i am mostly ashk.) i don't think everyone needs to have a super-high IQ to be moderately successful. hopefully the next generation of ethiopians will get there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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That's why I didn't include them in my original thesis. They aren't black but they're less achieving. It is innate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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Racism is not just an American problem, it's everywhere. Israel included. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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Then maybe blacks should just live amongst themselves so racism can be just called ethnic strife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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We tried that but white people wouldn't leave us alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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Well, your African brothers sold you. Take it up with them. Not our fault. You could also have gone back to Africa back in the 19th century but you didn't want to because it's cushier here. You could go back now, but you still don't want to because better here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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I seriously doubt you know any black Americans or actual Africans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:26 PM Flag
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What does that have to do with this discussion? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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^^^^^ lol.expert. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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Bitter alert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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lol.lame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Like quinine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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White Israelis often came from well educated families in Europe, which is different from the situation Ethiopians were facing before coming to Israel, I'm sure. You can't ignore history, even if it wasn't slavery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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So? Why are Sephardic Jews lower income and lower education? Why are Israel born black Jews lower achieving? They have a headache in Israel now because, of course, the underachieving people are pissed and protesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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