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[ - ] my sil who lives in Spain asked me to buy her a dress here. she says she is a size xxl there. what size would u say that is here? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Ask for her measurements. You will have better luck that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Okay, UB moms - solve for X: "If you still have roommates after X years old, you have failed at life." 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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Maybe you just want that life. It's okay to not want to get married at all and just live a productive live with good surrounding friends. It's also okay these days not to want to get married to be able to have kids, to have multiple children with multiple partners (aka Sister Wives) and just to do what works for you as long as you are productive and loving and not abusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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Whoa!.....signed, Dorothy Zbornak [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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If you make silly ascertains like this then you probably have in your mind an unpleasant trap set in which you think of yourself as a loser and that's very unnecessary and unkind to do to yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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26-27 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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being poor is not failing at life as long as you can still pay your way somehow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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Some people just don't enjoy living alone. I did, but I can see why other people feel better having another person in the house. It's not about failing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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Why would you even say this? Do you want people think they're failures and kill themselves? Is that what you want? You want to make up an extra reason for depressed people to feel even worse? What is wrong with you that you feel so inferior you would eevn think of something like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:28 PM Flag
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Having a roomate doesn't make you a failure. Being mean & being a bully to people when they are down is a failureZ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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"Failed at life" is a pretty harsh judgment to make. We all fuck up at one point or another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Trump insults dad of slain soldier! A new low. Trump is scum 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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He has sacrificed nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:12 PM Flag
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Let be fair for a second here. Hillary is exempt from the military service thing. Ok, so did Bill or Tim Kaine "sacrifice"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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Kaine son a deployed Marine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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Liberal here. As did Mike Pence's kid, and the DNC acknowledged this in the speeches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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Well he has sacrificed good taste & decency & compassion & appropriate boundaries with his DD & fidelity with his DWs. But sure he will honorable as potus. *eyeroll* but HRC is no better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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Oh she's definitely better than that. Ted Cruz is better than Trump. Ace Ventura is better than Trump. Howard Stern >> Trump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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He has no decency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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I haven't seen that. Do you have a link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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All over today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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Google it.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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Link me please. You are apparently super good at links. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:20 PM Flag
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Thank you. Weirdly, though, I didn't see anything in there where Trump said he ever sacrificed anything. He just kept talking about stuff he did. "I created jobs, I created lots of things. His exact response: "I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I've had tremendous success. I think I've done a lot." There is zero in those words about what he has lost in order to benefit others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:28 PM Flag
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"I think I've done a lot". No Donald, you've done nothing. You've had your fortune handed to you. You've lied, cheated, outsourced, and plagiarized wherever you could. God bless our soldiers and their families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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+100000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:36 PM Flag
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spazz alert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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Every time I think it can't get worse, he outdoes himself. He is an evil lunatic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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Just a total ass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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you guy just love to fulminate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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Let's stop this pig while we still can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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He is the lowest of the low. How can anyone consider this man presidential? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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He insulted Khan's wife. A woman who can't speak because she looks numb with grief. I myself am not worthy to tie this woman's shoelaces. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:23 PM Flag
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Oh no what did he say about her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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He owes them an apology. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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Not worried about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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Now Donald Trump is complaining that the debate schedule is rigged, a schedule that was set in September 2015, before the primaries began. He's like Jada Pinkett Smith. Doesn't care to protest or change the system until his skin is in the game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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IMO he will be looking for any excuse, no matter how lame, to get out of appearing for the debates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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That man is a cry baby bully. Crazy combo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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No. It's makes perfect sense. You punch really hard, but then when you're caught, you melt into tears. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:38 PM Flag
[ - ] What should I eat for dinner? Chinese ? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:06 PM Flag
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Sichuan! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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Savory crepe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Gun control moms, how do you explain this? Nine bodies - shot and burned - have been found near the town of Cuitzeo, Michoacán, in southern Mexico. The deaths may be related to criminal groups feuding over oil pipeline thefts. How is this possible in a nation with extremely strict gun control such as Mexico? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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Zzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:05 PM Flag
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Because no gun laws are enforced there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:06 PM Flag
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do you think it's because they like it that way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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there are arguments against gun control; this is not one of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:06 PM Flag
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why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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b/c the whole point is that the mexican drug lords are so powerful, the police can't stop the use of guns [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Because everyone understands that nothing is 100% preventable in a world with billions of people where guns exist in the first place. You can't prevent every tragedy. I guess you could prevent every plane crash by eliminating planes. That's obviously fantasy. The goal is reasonable reduction. Just because every plane bombing can't be prevented doesn't mean it's like, "let's get rid of TSA." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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i wish they would. it ain't doing shit but making everybody waste his life at the airport. i'll be the first one one a plane without tsa check as long as the cockpit is locked and everyone is allowed to take a gun aboard if he wishes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:20 PM Flag
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LOL what ??? did you seriously just say that? How frequently do you fly? Because if you fly that frequently and haven't figured out how to streamline the process with the pre-approved fast-line then you aren't doing it well, mate. The locked cockpit, btw, was how the German airliner with the depressive co-pilot went down. Good luck with your plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:33 PM Flag
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With that logic we should get rid of stop signs b/c people sometimes blast through them. How about seat belts? Condoms aren't fail safe--do away with them. Etc etc etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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uh, no. because if you don't stop at the stop sign or not wear seat belt, it won't impact my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:21 PM Flag
[ - ] In your opinion, what is the tackiest thing that is generally thought of as acceptable? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:01 PM Flag
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Anything Trump does or says. He is one gaudy man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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my sil screaming out "we are in the top 2 percent, we make over $200k per year" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:04 PM Flag
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Who thinks that's acceptable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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everyone on here who tells me that i'm the wrong one when i write about her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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That you're wrong to disapprove of her screaming or that you're wrong that she's in the top 2% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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What an odd thing to scream. Does she do this in public or while she's walking around her home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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There is far far worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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Mass mailings of your kid's graduation photos to family and friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:08 PM Flag
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Not interring your dead for days or weeks after death. The Semites have it right - within 48 hours at most. Get it done quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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It's a toss-up between adult women playing with/stroking their hair extensions vs adults chewing gum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:12 PM Flag
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I like to chew gum--but at home. It relieves my stress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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In the privacy of your own home is completely different. When I see celebrities dressed in ball gowns and tuxes at the Academy Awards while chomping away on gum, it's so gross. But I guess they're nervous too. And starving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:20 PM Flag
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Honeymoon registries and wedding hashtags [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Logan's Run is a weird movie. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:56 PM Flag
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Nothing at all like Cannonball Run [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:03 PM Flag
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Breaker breaker! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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Fun fact. I was a budding fashion designer and made an outfit for myself to mirror Farrah Fawcett's. Even at the time I didn't understand how it was very practical, it seemed like lingerie but it felt cool to wear it in my bedroom in front of my mirror. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:09 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted a couple of pages ago about DH's racist extended family. DH is now insisting that I shouldn't go for the event. We had a huge fight and I am sitting here in tears. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:54 PM Flag
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What should happen is he should not go either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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Why do people marry like this? You knew this when you married. There are people who wouldn't care you're black. Yet you married this one. Why? Isn't life and marriage hard enough? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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So I was supposed to not marry him because he's related to people who are racist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:27 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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You sound annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Seeking good negotiators of UB: Give me some tips to try and convince my dad to pay for my wedding. It's much more expensive than I anticipated.. I'm already going to suggest that fDH and I pay 20%. What else can I do to convince him to pay the higher amount than what I told him it would be? He is a CEO and has the money but he's very cheap and wants to feel like he's getting a good deal. How can I make him feel like he's getting a good deal? I will cut some thing and downsize a bit but it can only downsized so much at this venue and with the guest count what it is. Thank you 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:54 PM Flag
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op: so it's an outdoor venue so lots of the cost is coming from the outdoor ocean view setup. The reception price for food and drinks and tables and live band are actually pretty reasonable I think. The main cost is the ocean tent-like and all the "technical fees" that go into stallings it. But I can't exactly have 200 people just stand on a beach in a huddle. There needs to be some sort of tent like structure to mark off the wedding and prevent tourists from just joining the group and standing there watching. So I feel like there's not really much else I can cut that hasn't already been cut. That being said the price is still way higher than I want. I told my dad it would be 100k. They are quoting me a current price of about 300k, which includes 90k in "technical services" which tey are very vague about when I ask what that includes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:57 PM Flag
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300K?!!??! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:58 PM Flag
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They are ripping you off. Your dad is right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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This. What b.s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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op: I will surely be able to get it down to 200k. hopefully even 150. Less than that may not be possible with the amenities we have already committed to. Live band, dancers and performers, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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you are being ripped off. We had an oceanfront wedding under a tent at a very nice resort for way less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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op: can you share some pricing details? Was it recent? What were the most expensive costs? Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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it was in Florida. 5 star resort with gold course on beach. 25K for 100 guests tent included. Then you had to drape/light decorate as you want. I can't remember how much that was. not 300k! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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^golf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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op: shit my food and alcohol is 70k alone. 25k is incredible. What year was that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:20 PM Flag
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You need to get several quotes for each item, so speak to several lighting vendors, several tent vendors, etc. "Technical services" is b.s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:13 PM Flag
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op: the resort has specific vendor partners they use, but you're right I should ask if they can seek alternative competative prices for lighting. I just can't imagine there are many event lighting companies in this vacation town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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No live band. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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Future SAHM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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op: yes. Play nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:12 PM Flag
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LOSER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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NBD, just be aware you have a very distinctive writing style. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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you should be able to have a nice wedding for 100k. stop being a brat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:06 PM Flag
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op: I agree that 100k is what it should be, and I'm trying to reduce it. They are quoting crazy high numbers for the lighting and the draping of the tent. I can't exactly say "drape half the tent" so I'm not sure what to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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Move the location of your wedding to a cheaper venue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:14 PM Flag
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op: we are committed to the venue at this point, and most of our guests have already booked their hotels. The wedding is a little less than 3 months away. All final payments are due in full at 2 months out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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Is this a destination wedding for 200 people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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op: yes. Well there's actually 1 guest and her DH who happen to live an hour away so it's not destination for them haha. I have lots of cousins, all older and mostly married with kids, so that adds a good chunk of people. fDH has a smaller family and only 1 cousin haha. we also have a good number of friends flying in luckily. Should be a good time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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Elope. You just can't get married these days for less than $300k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:06 PM Flag
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you could. you could do it at your church for near nothing or even at your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:23 PM Flag
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op: the thing is our family and friends are spread out all over the country (and even some internationally) so no matter where we hold the wedding it will be a destination wedding for most people. Very few of our total friend count and none of our family members live in our current city. So if most people need to fly to the wedding anyway, might as well make it as a nice beach resort town where people will enjoy traveling to. Also, fDH and I are atheist so we don't have a church. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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Good job on the fake post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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op: sigh, whatever troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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I was just thinking that too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:23 PM Flag
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Ask him to plan it, give you a dowry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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op: lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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And collapse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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town hall [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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op: guests already have hotel rooms booked. But I'm open to out of the box ideas if you have them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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op: I'm getting on a flight right now, but I will check the responses after my flight lands. Thanks you guys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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Where are you flying? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:36 PM Flag
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op: Boston. to another wedding actually! Friend from college. Should be a good time. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:37 PM Flag
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UB, OP is FUTURE SAHM TROLL again. Please do not feed the troll. Please let this be the last post. She gets her thrills by watching her posts go to Most Popular. Again, PLEASE DON'T FEED THE FUTURE SAHM TROLL!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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op: lol I couldn't care less about MP. If people want to give their helpful responses to me via email instead of posting them here so as to prevent this from being MP that is fine with me. Preferable actually. My email is lillydoodledoo@gmail.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:36 PM Flag
[ - ] My DD is 24. She is engaged. I think she loves this man. But I think a big part of the reason she is marrying him is because he comes from money. What do I say to make her think about this? When you marry for money , you earn every penny. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:41 PM Flag
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no. my husband's rich and he's the nicest guy ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:53 PM Flag
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I doubt anything you say will make her change her mind. I'm not a fan of people getting engaged so young...money or no money. A woman I know married a guy straight out of college who was from an extremely wealthy family. My friend is divorced now and needs to get a job for the first time in her life. She thought she was set for life at 22. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:55 PM Flag
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How rich is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:55 PM Flag
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There is a lot of context missing here. Have you met your daughter's fiance's parents? what do you think of them? Are they nice people? Do they seem to like your daughter? Do you like "this man" (curious way to describe him). Is his money only from his parents? Does he have his own job and make his own money? Does your daughter have her own job? Does she like her job? You asked a really complicated question in a very simplistic way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:57 PM Flag
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MYOB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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Make sure he really has as much money as she thinks if that is her motive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is Mario Cuomo remembered fondly by a lot of liberals? From what I remember as a kid, his leadership was pretty terrible. And looking back through the actual statistics, NY state was close to chaos under him. The murder rate was spectacularly high during his administration, for example. How was he not a failure by any reasonable standard? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:36 PM Flag
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And his son is regarded as lesser than the father. It's a mystery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:38 PM Flag
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He stayed out of the Yonkers mixed-income housing crisis because it pitted his two constituencies--white, working class Catholics and lower income Black and Latinos-- against each other. There's a great book on this by Lisa Belkin called Show Me a Hero. It was made into an HBO mini-series recently. That said, Mario Cuomo was an incredibly eloquent man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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The murder rate in NY state hit 14.5(!) per 100,000 on his watch, in 1990. In 2014, it was 3.1. In most developed nations, it is between 0.5 and 1.5 or so. Cuomo was a failure at very basic stuff like public safety for his state's citizens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:05 PM Flag
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Those were the years of the crack epidemic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Please help me phrase this. My work cut me a reimbursement check but it's less than I submitted for. How do I politely with no hostility say what's up with that? The person in charge of cutting these checks is a piece of work and I have to tread carefully. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:34 PM Flag
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I would have your paperwork back-up ready and just be very matter of fact about it. If you want to avoid directly speaking send an email that says. I think there was a typo on my expenses - they did not match up to what I submitted. Please advise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:37 PM Flag
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Ok thanks. I have such a stupid hang up around this kind of thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:44 PM Flag
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nr: agree, but do not include the 'may be a typo'. Be direct. 'The check amount in different from the supporting documentation that I submitted. Why is that?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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OP I agree - that implies he did something wrong. I just stated the check was different than for what I submitted for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] »I'm a Republican and abortion is the only thing that would make me vote Democrat because I shudder to think about the number of criminals and moochers who would be born if abortion access were taken away. [ REPLY | 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:33 PM Flag
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no one is going to overturn rvw. even scalia didn't want to do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:54 PM Flag
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Pence said yesterday he will [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:06 PM Flag
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he and what army? yeah, good luck to him on that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Shelter Island nice? What is there to do besides the beach? And I'm confused is there one town/village or many? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.30.16, 09:19 PM Flag
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Bike ride around the island, take the ferry to the north/fork. Ride to Orient Point on the North Fork and to the Montauk Lighthouse on the south fork. Go to the local farm stands and have a picnic on the beach. Get reservations for dinner each night. How long are you there for? After you complete what I suggested let me know and I will give you some more. Enjoy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Please don't troll. Does anyone have a smart kid whose test scores aren't spectacular? Was this a big issue in college? More below: 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:02 PM Flag
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DC is in 8th grade and scores very well on nationally normed tests like CPT4 (98-99th percentile in reading, math, writing, quantitative reasoning, etc.). On SSAT, scored 83-85 percentile. Tends to read a bit more slowly and has trouble finishing; did very well on math; okay on vocab. Wondering if this means she needs a long lead time for SAT/ACT prep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:05 PM Flag
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The SSAT score is a fine score. My 62% SSAT scoring daughter is in a top 20 liberal arts college. There are many factors in college admissions. She's Asian and not an athlete, by the way. Reading fast is critical for college though, so she can work on that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:10 PM Flag
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Thank you for this reply. I felt like everyone I spoke to said their kid scored in the mid-90s. She does need to work on reading faster (and I think with more reading will come increased vocabulary). She has excellent grades and got into some excellent HS's. But the disparity in the SSAT score and her other standardized tests had me worried (especially after reading college confidential where scores in the 80s are described as low). I wonder if the pool is different since the only ones taking the SSAT are those applying to competitive HS/BS whereas the SAT/ACT is given to all college bound students (not necessarily only those applying to the most elite schools). Anyway, thanks again for the hopeful reply. Glad your DD is in a great school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:19 PM Flag
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Stay away from the chances pages of College Confidential. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:03 PM Flag
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Thanks. I think that's good advice. Honestly, I thought her SSAT was fine until I started reading CC. Probably a sign that I need to stay away. It made me second-guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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The SSAT lists estimated SAT scores. Did you look at those? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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proves lib arts colleges are crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:52 PM Flag
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20 is like grinell or colgate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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colgate sucks. grinnell an obv waste of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:25 PM Flag
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Maybe but those are in the top 20 on the list. Oberlin below that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Have her apply to schools and programs where women are underrepresented. That said, have her take PSAT 8/9 for a true predictor of SAT score. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:18 PM Flag
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Good idea. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:20 PM Flag
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There are many paths to success in college and beyond. I used to know brilliant students who were erratic or self-destructive because their minds wouldn't stop racing at paces that led them to self-medicate. Sometimes they had personality disorders imho. There are a lot of smart addicts out there. Basic intelligence plus hard work (aka the boring kids) usually wins over genius without a reliable pattern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:23 PM Flag
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She is smart and hardworking, so hopefully that will carry her. I just don't want her test scores to limit her opportunities, so if we need to start prepping early, I want to keep that in mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:28 PM Flag
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Only she can limit her own opportunities. Smart and hardworking always win over numbers on paper. An SAT score on its own gets you nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:41 PM Flag
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Check out the test optional schools, too - lots of excellent schools accept a more portfolio based application - http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional Bryn Mawr, Bowdoin, Bard, Pitzer, Sewanee,Wesleyan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:30 PM Flag
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Good to know. I've been hearing about an increase in test optional schools, but haven't looked into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:47 PM Flag
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Bates, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:54 PM Flag
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It's hard. I have sn child who is absolutely brilliant in some ways but weak enough in others that I'm not sure tests will show it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:39 PM Flag
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SAT/ACT is only a part of the application. It can be compensated by a strong transcript, ECs , essays, and recommendations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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What did they predict her SAT scores would be? usually that is pretty accurate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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Every college says there is NO minimum required test scores, so your dd is not technically limited by SAT/ACT. However, if her test scores are low, colleges expect the other parts of her application to be much stronger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Any tips on getting your obese spouse to lose weight, or do you just have to sit back and watch them slowly kill themselves? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:02 PM Flag
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Tell him. My DH always tells me when I need to start working out and/or watch what I eat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:14 PM Flag
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I did, and couched it in health terms and being around for his kids who adore him. I think that he is in denial and does not take it seriously. He thinks he's just overweight even though he was diagnosed with hyperglycemia and has lots of heart disease in his family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:38 PM Flag
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Ugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:39 PM Flag
[ - ] FiveThirtyEight today: Donald Trump moves into the lead of the Polls Only projection: 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 08:57 PM Flag
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49.9 Clinton to 50.1 Trump [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:07 PM Flag
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its the opposite right now. im still freaking out :-0 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:38 PM Flag
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oops. i read it wrong because my brain couldnt accept what i was seeing. i am freaking out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:42 PM Flag
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That's what I see. On June 29, Trump was at 19. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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calm down and wait for the convention bump polls and then the debates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 09:31 PM Flag
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If it matters at all, anecdotally, I heard from someone whose kid goes to Quinnipiac (we live in MA) that many polls call as many people as they have to on their lists to get to the close numbers they need to keep their sites relevant and keep people constantly checking like a horse race. They may call 3000 people to be able to get to 49-51 of 1700 people surveyed but they can still legally say and prove they surveyed those 1700 people and got those results. They just discard the rest. It's a business, folks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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Not in polls plus which matters far more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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oh, now he doesn't mttter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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