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[ - ] Can't decide what to make of an email I received from a meetup mailing group - do people do troll/take the mickey on those boards, or would it be genuine? She was looking for a gym instructor who could teach her young kids to 'brachiate' (monkey bars), probably twice a week for an hour each. Must be a mickey-taker right? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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WTF does this even mean?! [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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someone wants to hire someone to teach her kids how to do the monkey bars. Describing it as teaching them how to "brachiate" (ie swing like apes....) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it harder to lose weight as you get older? I am getting so discouraged with my weight loss journey. Started last summer and so far I have dropped about 32 lbs (only 24 of them came from mid June to the present) but I am following Weight Watchers now (last year I dropped weight just by cutting out junk food, soda, snacks, carbs, and sugary foods) and only lost 1.4 lbs this past week. I have been trying very hard to eat "clean" and do not cheat pizza, ice cream or anything that would sabotage my diet because I also have PCOS (taking Metformin to help regulate it). So why is my weight loss going so SLOW? Is it because I am going to be 40 in a year or two? I really hate this!! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaa! Of course it is harder as you get older. DUH! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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It is harder as you get older. 24 lbs since June is awesome!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Wait until you hit 45. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow, you lost 1.4 lbs in a week? Good for you! Focus on the fact that you are still losing, even though it is slowly. You have to be consistent and not get discouraged. I feel for you, because I have had a harder time losing weight recently too (I'm 39). I use my fitness pal, eat 1200 cal/day and exercise 6 days/week (I run 120 miles/mth and weight train 3-4 x a week). I have only lost 0.5 - 1 pound per week; some weeks I lose zero. It's hard to stick to it, but I know that it will work, and if I cheat and eat ice cream/pizza, it definitely WILL NOT work. Hang in there!!! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: thank you for your kind words. I just get so discouraged when I read posts here and elsewhere of people losing 20-30 lbs in a year or so and here I am, losing only 1-2 lbs a week for several weeks. I just feel like I am going too slow and thats with eating clean.. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I just saw a photo of a girl I knew in high school and she she is sadly morbidly obese. She was always a bit chubby but this is so sad to me. She has two young dc. How does this happen? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This is so sad to you? You are odd. To be obsessed like it sounds like you are, or else that emotionally influenced, is absolutely not normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Yes its normal. I stalk Facebook pics of my HS classmates sometimes when I am bored, and there is one woman who was a knockout in HS and she has gained a good 75 lbs since then..It is weird now since every time her pic crosses my newsfeed, I feel like I want to take a giant neeedle and stick into her belly and "deflate" her.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:14 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm a SAHM and I cringe when people say things like you have the hardest job or most important job. I don't consider it a job. Just like being a husband or wife isn't a job, it's a role. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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+1. But I do love it when DH spends a morning/day with the kids and is shattered and says that he couldn't do what I do..... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] is the name Lily way too overused? Have loved the name since I was 10 years old and now that I can use it I feel like its too common 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Because a lot of other people also loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:42 PM Flag
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is it among top 10? top 20? of the last 5 years? if not go for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Don't like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Popular but not trendy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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It's really common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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I only know Chinese girls named Lily. Like four of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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Three girls in our adoption group of 20 were Lily. 2 Emma 2 Nina [ Reply | More ]
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NP I know one Chinese Lily, and one Italian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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Fang-Hua is much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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Too common. Painfully. And a certain type of person who uses it. Always. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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There are about 5/6 at my dd's school (all different ways of spelling the name though) [ Reply | More ]
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Who cares? If you've loved it since you were 10 you should use it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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+1. It's a perfectly pretty classic name. Are you planning to use it on its own or as a non for something else? I think Lilian is very pretty and I should suggest just letting dd go by Lillian which is not nearly as common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Poll: Best NYC suburb and why? (Please comment directly on commute to NYC, public schools and cost of living.) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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the jappy ones, the other ones are disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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unhelpful and anti-Semitic at once [ Reply | More ]
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I am biased because I grew up in Queens so I will say, Queens. Some reasons: (1) great ethnic restaurants, (2) variety of housing styles and neighborhoods (Astoria is city-like, while Bayside is very suburban feel), and some neighborhoods do not have those awful side street no-parking rules. District 26 has decent public schools. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I lived on a no alternate side rule street! I miss Queens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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Bronxville. You can walk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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Irvington - good schools, commute isn't bad (has it's own train station), cost of living is high but not as high as others. More low-key than Scarsdale, etc. Plus, the Rivertowns have good restaurants and nice little "downtowns" for strolling. [ Reply | More ]
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One block isn't enough to qualify as a stroll. [ Reply | More ]
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I heard the schools have been going downhill. Is that true? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you be upset if teen DS referred to "TrayThug Martin" on his blog and praised George Zimmerman? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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stop. [ Reply | More ]
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Hi Andi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Uh, YES!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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just a play for attention. by an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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He would sound like many of the trolls who post on here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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No. Its a free country. Everyone has a right to his/her opinion. Besides...Martin WAS a thug. Just not at the time when GZ shot him. [ Reply | More ]
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Zimmerman says that he was on the ground and was having his head bashed into the concrete when he was finally forced to act in self-defense. And given that he only fired one single shot out of a ten-round magazine, he showed a lot of restraint despite being violently assaulted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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I wasn't there. And I don't know what happened. One person who was there is dead, the other one's life is fucked up forever. It is a lose lose situation. Bad Karma made or had to be repaid. Maybe in the other life Martin killed George. We don't know. But yet here people are, talking about it over and over again. I wonder why, none of the uber-pc mommies on ub, are ever as incensed about black on white crime? [ Reply | More ]
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I am incensed with all crime, no matter what the race is of the perpetrator/victim. Are you? But that doesn't mean I give someone a pass when the evidence shows without a doubt that they chased a kid minding his own business down a dark pathway and obviously started the confrontation (since GZ said the kid was running away). I don't care what race the perp is. If you chase someone running away and you are waving a gun, you have started the confrontation. [ Reply | More ]
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He fired after TM stopped punching him (and frankly, from the injuries it was most likely one punch that knocked GZ backwards). In fact, it is possible the punch was given because GZ was holding out a gun. [ Reply | More ]
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yes, it would make me feel like i wasn't raising a conscious, understanding child. especially the george zimmerman praise. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Regardless of my feelings about that tragedy, George Zimmerman deserves no praise. At best, in the most generous of interpretations, he is a small minded vigilante. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd disown him. [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I started Retin A 5 days ago for intermittent acne and I have a huge flare-up now. Is this normal?? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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Yes. It gets worse before it gets better. And then it's great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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How much longer?! I feel like a teenager. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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I can't remember. But hang in there. It gets better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Who watched the RHONY reunion last night? Sonja was making no sense. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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She never does. [ Reply | More ]
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Sense is not her strong point [ Reply | More ]
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Among her Forty five employees was a "judge" [ Reply | More ]
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op: That was hilarious [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts about Westport, CT? I know the commute can be a bit long....Any experience living there and thoughts appreciated. Thanks. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Looong commute. Long. Also very WASPY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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I live in adjacent town. Westport has nice amenities: town beach/pool/golf. It also has nice shopping district. The schools are highly rated, and it's a relatively mixed community socio-economically--relative to neighboring towns. There's a significant Jewish (reform/conservative) population. That said, you can get more for your money in other towns. [ Reply | More ]
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I have family in Weston and rented in Westport for the summer 2 years ago because we were flirting with making the move there. We decided to stay in the city. I think the long commute would of killed our marriage. Most people that I met who live there either work within 10 blocks of Grand Central Station or they eventually relocate to Stamford or Greenwich. This correlated to tons of finance type families with artsy wives. Westport is bucolic with amazing houses that are much more affordable. Tons of wonderful town amenities - the town even has a sailing camp - I love that it's on the water more pros than cons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts about Wal-Mart, the store? I know the floors can be dirty and the stuff made by sweatshops but it's cheap. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:32 PM Flag
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Biggest employer in the state where I grew up, which bums me out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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well if you don't care about your fellow humans it is a very nice place to shop [ Reply | More ]
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np: It's not even that. Every time I cave and go in (1-2x a year), between the fry smell and squalor I feel like I've lost 10 years off my life. [ Reply | More ]
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That's weird. I've been to WMs outside of NY, like in PA and FL. And I did not see any dirt or smell anything bad. Maybe its regional? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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Same here, in laws live in Las Vegas and we go to Wal Mart when we visit and it's actually very pristine in the stores there. Well stocked, maintained, good amount of jobs for the economy. I don't think they are all bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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well, for every 1 WM retail job 1000 manufacturing gets eliminated! [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Are you referring to the sweatshops OP mentioned? Or all of the small, family businesses that Walmart put out of business? OR how they suck any culture right out of the communities? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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to all of these [ Reply | More ]
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NP- I've driven through small towns with WM and in I have to laugh when I read "suck culture out of the communities" many of these dirt poor towns have no culture to speak of (and I don't mean that in a snobbish way). One could argue that WM (especially ones with McDonalds) provide some sort of gathering place for people. Perhaps you have this vision of pristine/quaint towns with idyllic main-streets throughout the south but in many cases that never existed or died long before WM entered the picture. [ Reply | More ]
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well what about the jobs: for every 1 WM retail job 1000 manufacturing gets eliminated! [ Reply | More ]
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I wasn't talking about the arts. I was talking about the culture of small towns where people know each other. Where the grocer remembers what kind of produce you like and the pharmacist remembers to ask about how you're feeling since the last time you came. I grew up in a town like that. [ Reply | More ]
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np: i used to feel very strongly about the mom and pop businesses that Walmart put out, but truthfully, I think that in most communities, for every business that went under, that community now has access to 1000 things that it didn't before. and that's really a catch-22 for me. yes, maybe the hardware store closed and that stinks, but now all those people do not have to drive hours and hours away for clothes, sheets, towels, etc that they can afford bc BEFORE Walmart, those things weren't available in that area bc it wasn't cost effective to have all those stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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Been there three times ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:37 PM Flag
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You are certainly not typical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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Walmart helps support the US economy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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The manufacturing sector? The public sector providing Medicaid and food stamps to Walmart employees? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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Good deals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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I don't really think that Target/Gap etc or other major retailer is better about NOT using sweatshops, so I don't take a political stance against it. In terms of personal experience it annoys me that they are really inefficient about checkout and returns (always takes forever vs. 10 seconds at Target). Overall, the experience varies from store-to-store. Some are horrific like you describe above. Others are as nice (nicer) compared to Target. Target is more convenient so it's where I generally end up but every so often there are certain things that I like more from WM or departments that are better stocked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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Read Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickle and Dimed" as an explication of Walmart [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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i'm a fan of that book, but it's 10 years old. fwiw, a lot has changed at walmart since then, partly due to the lawsuits. walmart underwent a lot of growing pains in the 90s and some of the fall out from that was really bad. [ Reply | More ]
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Is everyone easier on their 2nd child than they were with the first? Am I going to raise a total brat or do I need to realize that I was just too hard on #1 at too young of an age? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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child abuse is disgusting! [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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Usually when people say they are easier on their second child, they mean in terms of stressing when the kids achieve certain milestones etc. It does not mean that the kid is allowed to be a brat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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This. If anything, parents do less stuff for second child, he/she has to do for himself. [ Reply | More ]
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Observe first and adjust accordingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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As the second child growing up, I think my Mom was easier on me, but she also was more relaxed and confident. I was also an easier kid. I feel like there are so many things that go into it. [ Reply | More ]
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Third kid, my mom didn't even take me to look at colleges, gave me credit card and said go to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Curiously, why are we so fast to call this the Rebekah Gordon issue and talk bad about her? There's so little herchat here about him - the one who was married. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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True that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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these women are terrible sexist, the poor schmuck came under her spell nothing that he could do to be decent guy and think his family before getting inside her pants. [ Reply | More ]
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The thing is - if you watch it, it actually appears this could be true! [ Reply | More ]
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hahahahahahahaha [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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NP: on the upside, after watching him on that video, I think I now know what gaytarded means. [ Reply | More ]
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It's because of the dynamic in the video. I was around when the John Partilla/Carol Anne Riddell story broke, and the hate was much more evenhanded, though not quite 50-50. [ Reply | More ]
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Because she is the one who spearheaded the entire video, if not the entire idea for the video. very few men want to make an issue out of leaving a marriage and kids. Women, especially those who classify themselves as the OW (Other woman), tend to feel like they "conquered" a man by stealing him away from his wife/kids. So it is rightfully so that she deserves all the hatred. While a man does have a say in whether he cheats on his wife and divorces her, there is more hatred for a woman who deliberately tries to date a married man and has no compunction about breaking up a marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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We may have if he did all the talking, but she was the one who kept yapping about how his family and his past was some kind of unfortunate circumstance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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It was like she felt she fell in love with a guy with cancer. She was noble for taking him on despite it all, so hard to pursue the relationship despite the obstacles (his existing marriage). [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Any other Jews besides me hate Rebekah Gordon's parents for giving her more commonly Jewish spelling of her name? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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she may well be Jewish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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Why is it your business? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:40 PM Flag
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Because I don't like it when Jews do shitty things and publicize it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Things aren't going very well these days, are they? -signed, Jew [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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Not your business. Unless they are someone you know that belong to your immediate family. Blacks don't seem to have this problem....or Latinos... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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But for UB, I wouldn't have heard of her. I have no feelings about any of it. [ Reply | More ]
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I've never heard of anyone spelling it Rebekah until I read about Rebekah Brooks (in the English tabloid phone tapping scandal). Always seen Rebecca, and I went to a yeshiva. In Hebrew it doesn't sound like either, more like RIHV-ka. [ Reply | More ]
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who is she and why are people writing about her? [ Reply | More ]
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I know a Rebekah who is DD of a protestant minister [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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I think it's a more biblical spelling, rather than just a Jewish spelling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Lots of Evangelicals use Old Testament names and spellings. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought the same until I saw the video. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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They should have spelled it c-u-n-t. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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