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[ - ] I'm literally eating curds and whey right now. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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Why did you feel need to say literally? What else would we think if you said, "I'm eating curds and whey right now." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Np, I liked it. It punched the point that she is living out the nursery rhyme. Go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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Literally doesn't punch a point. It implies that there was a figurative way to interpret the saying. What would you have thought if she said she was eating curds and whey? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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Maybe I didn't want to "punch a point." Stop criticizing you over analytical nut job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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I was speaking to your defender. Not to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Because curds and whey could be another way of saying "eating crow" or something. Is that better? Jeez louise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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I don't thnk we would have thought that, but okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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Never had it..what is calorie count? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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Only on UB! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Describe please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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Cottage cheese and whey protein. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:40 AM Flag
[ - ] So, you receive a phone call from somebody not known to you. They ask if you are *insert name*. I reply, "This is she". Curious as to how you reply. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Oh, hi! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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I ask "who is calling?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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It should be 'her', dumb b--- and then hang up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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"Who wants to know?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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WTF..whom is inquiring? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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May I ask who's calling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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That's me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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I say "this is Jane" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:32 AM Flag
[ - ] There's a real Ebola expert here? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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No, thers no such thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Of course there is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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I've studied Ebola, but focused on Marburg (which is another filovirus). I'm no C.J. Peters, though! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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Wow, are you on the spectrum? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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No. They're all bleeding from the eyeballs and unable to read/type at the moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:32 AM Flag
[ - ] I used to have borderline high blood pressure (140/90). I started running 30 miles a week, and it's now down to 110/65. The issue is, now I'm pregnant with first db. I am scared to stop running because I don't want to develop high bp during pregnancy. But on the other hand I don't want to hurt the baby with excessive running. FWIW I used to swim a lot, and it did nothing to bring down my blood pressure. I don't know what's so different about running, but it really works. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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I heard Ebola lowers blood pressure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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she's pregnant - don't be an asshole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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STFU, troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Running while pregnant is fine. Just slow down if you need to. Check with your doctor. But I did with all three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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+1 running is fine while pregnant. Walking briskly if it gets too much is also fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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Anything that you did before is ok to be continued. I skid while pg and that's what my dr told me. Ask him how to make sure you keep yourself and baby healthy as you progress (I think below 140 heart rate) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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^skied [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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I ran into my 7th month of pregnancy with #1, tried with #2 but life was more hectic. Eh, it's doable. Our forebears had much more to deal with daily than we do. Anyways, #1 & #2 scored into G&T. They are robust, study and healthy children, albeit on the skinny side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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I'm sure diet will control it better. You may even need bp meds while pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:33 AM Flag
[ - ] need gift idea for family hosting us at their home for weekend. tia. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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Wine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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Wine, flowers, interesting cheeses and crackers, breakfast food...consumables. Don't bring candles, tchoskies, crappy snacks in abundance, any amount of food that's bigger than a day or two. Singed, vacation homeowner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Posh candle, fresh flowers, and a bottle of wine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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No candles! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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Candles are disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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Disgusting is a bit severe but they are so unnecessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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Unnecessary is the point of gifts. Luxuries you never buy for yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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Agreed. I love getting baked goods - homemade or from a good bakery. Love guests who bring pies for dessert. And wine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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Only flowers if they are already in a vase. Otherwise, they are a PIA gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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? Seriously? You don't have a few vases at home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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manhattan frutier - either send to them or have delivered to you and bring it. Also, I was in a store the other day and say an acrylic tray where you can get something about them or the beach house etched into it….you also could get them a gift certificate to dinner to a nice restaurant there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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No on the tray and fruit. Nice thoughts but our kitchen is fully stocked and don't need anything for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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Wine, toys like the light up ones you throw in the air for DCs, really good chocolate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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Awesome coffee beans and I'd luv you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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Good one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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DF arranged for dinner reservations and a sitter during their stay with us..best ever! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:28 AM Flag
[ - ] You people do realize that all this ebola craziness is so that they can start pumping a new vaccine, right? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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Hi, Jenny! Did you find a new job yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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You're nuts. ITA with OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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In the United States, the National Institutes of Health announced it will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September. The federal agency has been working on the vaccine over the last few years and says they've seen positive results when they tested it on primates. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/ebola-outbreak/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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I knew it was only a matter of time before the Anti-vaccers joined the party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:11 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you think Israel started the Ebola infections just to take the attention off Gaza? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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The Illuminati are behind it. Mark my words. They're just trying to set the stage for the U.N. to declare global martial law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Into the Woods is going to be a movie now??? I'm so excited, I love Sondheim!! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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With Meryl Streep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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I know!!! :-) :-) :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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Saw it in Central Park. Magic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:59 AM Flag
[ - ] I played the Rebekah Gordon NY Times "Vows" video for my husband, and he thought it was an Onion-type spoof, wouldn't believe me that it was real... 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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HA, I can easily see why. "That's what makes our love more authentic..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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"Vince Taylor and Rebekah Gordon moved slowly and deliberately from friendship to romance. Because in the balance were Mr. Taylor’s children and the breakup of his existing marriage." Seriously, who thought this was a good idea? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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OP - he kept saying "But the woodworking? he really gave her a...plaque? Are you sure it's not fake?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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they are both such fucking dorks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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slowly and deliberately would be "oh, he's married, let me move on". at least that is what any woman with class would have done.... sorry but she's a homewrecker and an asshole. why was she emailing with him and accepting gifts when she knew he was married AND with kids? Classless and a bitch IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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True, but he emailed back and made the freakin' gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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Totally agree. She's gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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Him too, ladies. Wedding band. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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That is so awful. So disrespectful to his wife and marriage and kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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I couldn't agree more. The ex wife knows you fell in love with someone else, you got divorced, broke up a family, i'm sure the kids were crushed, but does the whole NY Times readership need to see the details of your divorce? Did you really need to do an intimate video montage of how you fell in love? It's so narcisstic and self absorbed. and Talk about insensitive. This Rebekah woman is an asshole because I'm sure it came from her - no man would come home with this idea, let's be honest ladies... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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np: I definitely think this was her. I feel like she's the type of person who thinks, "Well, other women get a video made about their wedding in the Vows section, why not me too?" Someone said on another thread and I tend to agree, this is all about her wanting to be a bride and possibly also getting some twisted satisfaction in having "defeated" another woman by taking her dh, she doesn't even seem that enamored w/him in particular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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ITA. she seems very cold and competitive. I don't know how i picked up on that, but even the way she seems to respond when the kid calls for them, i just picked up on something. sad. I mean look, people fall out of love, people divorce, i'm not demonizing anyone who does - but i think it's really fucking insensitive to sit down with your new husband and make a video about your falling in love when clearly you broke up a family. You knew the guy was married with kids when you met and yet you still emailed with him in a flirty way, he made you gifts. It's just shitty. and regardless if he was unhappy in his marriage or not, it's over now, but the ex wife and all her friend, colleagues, neighbors, etc. and HER KIDS - and her, shouldn't have to see this bitch on video. This Rebekah lady should have a little more couth and know better. I mean, she looks old enough - she's no spring chicken. It's sad really... that the husband wouldn't even have the balls to say - "hey, i already broke up my family, i can't do this - it's just really shitty". They deserve each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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she is so ugly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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I hate them both and I am pissed at the NYT for stooping so low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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seriously. good point. i didn't even think of that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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The Times has no class or integrity left, they just want clicks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Yeah, what's up with NYT? It's like The Enquirer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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That whole thing was interesting to me because I know one couple IRL in similar situation, where guy left his first dw for the OW, and totally different couple but seemed like similar personalities - in the case of the people I know, the OW is an egomaniac, professionally successful, very self-absorbed and the guy is kind of like Milquetoast, also is now living a much more $$$ lifestyle than he had w/first wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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he left his divorced wife for the old wife? i don't understand your post.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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OW = Other Woman. DW, standard UB abbreviation for Dear Wife. He left his first wife for the other woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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OW = other woman. DW = darling wife, dear wife, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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I think she was messing around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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ah, thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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But they didn't make a video! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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True! The video is really inexcusable. Divorce happens, shit happens...but now his kids are going to see this video someday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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exactly. that's what i said above. shit happens but the video is just the height of insensitivity! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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CSB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Aussie mom here. In Australia we have something called "superannuation". It's forced retirement savings. I don't even know how much I have in mine, but I just checked my payslip and I paid roughly 10% of my monthly salary (pre-tax) into it. It's tax-free money. I've been doing this for my 20 years working. You can choose who manages it. In the US, you don't have anything like this right? Eg forced. 50 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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No, nothing mandatory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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yeah. I just thought of that because in my other post I thought someone was going to give me a hard time about not having any retirement savings. So you do have these 401s though, is that education or retirement? If you save for retirement, is there a way to do so using pre-tax $s? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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Yes. 401k contributions are typically pre-tax dollars - you pay the tax on your "income" when you take the $ out of the 401k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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right. but you can remove it and pay tax if you need it? Like for a down payment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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Yes - which is the problem - people spend it and have nothing left when they retire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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right now I'm so desperate for a down payment that I wish I could use it. but yeah.. it's for the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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Actually, some companies are making a small percentage mandatory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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Correct. This is Australia's (and Singapore's) gift to the world. Basically, the US pension provision is woefully inadequate. Best solution is to "force" people to save in collective low-cost plans... 401ks are voluntary, often expensive, and can be raided - terrible idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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NFW, keep your hands off my money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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OR. Most people with that attitude can't manage their money... that's why they need the "force". And it stays Your money... you just get it when you are old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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its not really your money in Australia - it is a requirement that the employer pay the superannation. So your salary is say $100K and the employer is required to put 9K into super for you. Some employers put more in, but it is the employer who is fined if the super contribution is not made, not the employee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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sorry, I should clarify, the $9K is on top of the $100K. So you still get $100K less tax, plus $9K (less a small amount of tax) goes into your superannuation account. But I guess realistically, employers look at the total salary so its kind of the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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yeah and your "salary package" includes the superannuation. i feel for that when I was hired for my first job. I said I wanted 60k.. and I got a 60k package. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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*I fell for that... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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That sounds like a payroll tax that morphs into a pension. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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op: i pay a separate 30% (roughly) tax on my salary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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it's a payroll tax on the employer; they have them here too but proceeds go into general govt coffers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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From the employee perspective, that is exactly what it is. But the crucial difference is that a payroll tax gets "spent" by the government - in the "pension" it is kept and invested for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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Wrong. It IS your money. You just can't get it yet. Which is entirely the point - so you don't spend it all on cocktails, heels, and flat screen TVs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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op: yeah.. but i think what pp means is that it doesn't really feel like my money as I never saw it, employer pays it (but yes as part of salary package), and we're all so used to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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That's the point. You don't "miss" it... but when you retire you actually have some savings. Here, most working people without company pensions (which are also "forced" savings vehicles) will retire with NOTHING. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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who gets it if you die before age 65- that happens to a few people, you realize [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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op: I dunno.. It's definitely mine so I assume my husband and then my kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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op: it's still my money, and I can choose who manages it, and even use it to invest in property (but not for me to live in). And I don't have to think about it. I don't know if it's going to be enough and I need to start thinking about that, but it's a lot better than nothing which is what I would have saved so far if it weren't mandatory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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You cannot use it as a downpayment for a house, the way millions of Americans passively built wealth over many generations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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you can, but only as an investment property, not to live in or directly benefit from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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and HK - (MPF in HK and CPF in SG) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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What do you mean by raided? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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Another aussie mum here - Hi!!! Anyway, I think 401Ks are similar, but they are non compulsory, so I guess you are right - there is nothing compulsory. And 401Ks they don't have the insurance options our super accounts have (PS - our super isn't really tax free, there is a 15% contributions tax, and 15% tax on the income in there, but it is a lot more concessional than paying the top marginal tax rate at least) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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oh thanks! yeah 15% is better than the 30% I otherwise pay! I bit better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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^ A bit better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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401ks are totally different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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Didn't Gore want to do this? Put it in a 'black box'? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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Lock box! Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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We have tax DEFERRED savings plans, and some employers require employees to save a specified small amount. I think at one place I had to save 2% and the employer matched savings up to 6%. It's not tax free, however, as when you withdraw savings after retirement, when presumably your income and tax rate is lower, you have to pay taxes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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op: so only some employers force, this, at their discretion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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Most don't - at best they offer a "match" - i.e. you save 2% employer contributes 2%. Some employers make additional contributions - i.e. "forced" contributions... but that is rare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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Most don't - at best they offer a "match" - i.e. you save 2% employer contributes 2%. Some employers make additional contributions - i.e. "forced" contributions... but that is rare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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Nope US sucks big time here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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op: yeah I think it's a great thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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When you join the company (at least large company), you are automatically enrolled in 401k now but yes, you can cancel it immediately. Only ss is mandatory and god knows I will never see that money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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Yes you will [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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I hope you are right. I have another 35yrs to go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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I hope you are right. I have another 35yrs to go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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No you won't. SS isn't a savings scheme. The whole point of superannuation is it is a savings scheme - you save money - and you get it when you retire. Despite the bullshit talk about the "SS fund" it is no such thing - it is a tax, that goes into general revenue, and gets spent every year by the government. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Is SS means tested? Like only goes to those in need of the income, or does everyone get it? We have "the pension" here, but (and other aussie mom please help me here), I'm pretty sure you don't get it if you have any income from your investments...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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Third Aussie mum here! I think there is a means test, you can still earn some investment income but your pension is reduced (I think maybe 60 cents in the dollar) up to a certain amount and then cuts out entirely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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Just looked at DHS website: no reduction for up to $160 income per fortnight, then reduces 50c per dollar of income up to $1800 per fortnight where it cuts out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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We also have IRAs (individual retirement accounts) we can fund individually, either after tax or tax deferred. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:20 AM Flag
[ - ] Ebole is summer's hot new diet craze! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Tasteless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:51 AM Flag
[ - ] can we move on from the ebola jokes? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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The name poll was a good one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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i actually thought it was kind of stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Please read this if you are seriously afraid of Ebola. I'd be more afraid of MERS. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-outbreak-not-cards-u-s-cdc-director-says-n169836 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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Oh, look at this: "People cannot transmit Ebola to others unless they are sick, and Ebola makes you so sick that it’s pretty obvious pretty quickly, Frieden said." So much for the person who keeps repeating 21 DAYS! 21 DAYS! 21 DAYS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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It's 2-21 day incubation period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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Yes, but the article is saying that's not a period of contagion. I don't know why this person is so hung up on the incubation period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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I don't think you get it. At first the symptoms may be more minor. Just because someone has the runs does not mean we are going to quarantine them for ebola and in that time period they could infect others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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The article is saying this is not a risk to the general U.S. population, I suppose if you don't believe it you can go live in a cabin or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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No, it's NOT contagious during the incubation period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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i don't think YOU get it. It's extremely unlikely that someone would catch Ebola from simply being on the same plane or in the same public space with someone who was affected. That's because Ebola doesn't tend to travel through the air like the flu and other respiratory illnesses. In order to catch Ebola, you have to touch the bodily fluids (such as sweat, vomit, diarrhea, blood, urine, or semen) of an Ebola patient — dead or alive. T [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Or touch a surface that has been exposed to it (table, syringe) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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I worked at USAMRIID for several years and am still a virologist (though I no longer work in Level 4 environs). I've studied Marburg (which is related to Ebola) extensively and also worked with many who dedicated (and continue to) their lives to studying filoviruses including Ebola. While there is certainly no cause for panic, the Reston strain has shown that Ebola can fairly easily adapt to alternate means of communicability, such as becoming airborne. It is important to 'respect' the virus and to follow any and all guidelines presented by medical personnel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Yes, I remember reading about the Reston strain in the New Yorker years ago. So, if you are on any virology discussion boards, what is the thought to this becoming aerosolized? Either through mutation or through deliberate culture? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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S to clarify - are you saying it could become an airborne-spread virus, or that it may be even now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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Do you mean Mersa? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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Yeah, wtf is MERS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:35 AM Flag
[ - ] Why the f is everyone posting like they're going to die..? Insane lack of understanding about risk. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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I am not taking any risks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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Moron. You take greater risk crossing the road every day, driving your car, and wearing heels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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Sadly not true. Do some research. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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And so it is proven. Your risk of contracting Ebola in the US is (close to) zero. The risk of getting seriously hurt crossing the road is about 1 in 50,000. Which do you think is more likely, which have you more control over, which matters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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The virus still matters and the risk of contracting Ebola is a fluid value. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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What does that mean? Those words have no import for the legions of women in here getting scared about dying while living in NYC or Kansas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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But you're correct, you have virtually no control over Ebola, whereas you can stay on the sidewalk, etc. to avoid being hit by a car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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Things change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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Paranoid and obsessive people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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THANK YOU! this.is.ridiculous! that woman going to her inlaws in Kansas? Go now, you fucking idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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God yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:36 AM Flag
[ - ] In light of the fact that we're all probably going to die, should I bother trying to lose weight? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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nah. start pigging out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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At least work on your cardio so you can sprint if you see the gates of heaven closing as you approach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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I am digging into Ben and Jerry's tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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nah, who wants to be fat. start dieting today! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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"Probably"? It is certain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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you must be a fun, positive mom to be around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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I had a pre-rapture chipwich just in case. I think this calls for a pre Ebola chipwich [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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What do you mean by "probably"? Isn't it a certainty? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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She means from Ebola. Not in general [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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In fact, I'd start eating more. If there is a famine, I want to be a survivor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Ebola 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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Ebola Smith [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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African only! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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Ebola Tests Dengue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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Damn autocorrect: Tsetse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Viola [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Are people here really worried about Ebola? The US has a strong health-care infrastructure, and that means that Ebola here would never look like Ebola in West Africa. If someone did contract ebola here, our top notch health care system would likely use proper procedures to prevent transmission, and any others who are at risk of infection would be quarantined so they don't spread it to others. RELAX LADIES!!!!! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:31 AM Flag
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I personally am building a bunker in my cellar and stockpiling cans of food and bottled water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:32 AM Flag
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I think it's one crazy person who likes to see herself in print. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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No one's worried about Ebola in the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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Except for the drama queen who's going to live in her IL's cottage in Kansas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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21 DAYS!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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I liked the poster who told her she needed to be quarantined for 21 days before coming to KC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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LOL! i know i just posted the same thing above! she sounds like such a dimwit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:07 AM Flag
[ - ] Love Ann Coulter. She looks great. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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Agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Omg she is so hot and sexy, I wish I look like her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Hi Ann [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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A real woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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Watch her with the sound off & she looks like she's having a fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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Ugg..pretty is as pretty does. I don't find her attractive at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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Dominatrix [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Our babysitter has been with us for 2 years. Tomorrow is her last day. I want to give her something, but not sure what. Suggestions?? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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Ebola. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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LOL for real [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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The gift that keeps on giving [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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give her extra money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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Seems so impersonal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:31 AM Flag
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Uh, tomorrow is her last day. The gift is going to be impersonal because you didn't do anything in advance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:21 AM Flag
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I have all day, just not sure what to get. Jewelry, gift certificate, tickets to something... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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Money, she needs it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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uch, just give some money. cash is king. don't pigeon hole her to going to a specific show or shopping at a specific place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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write a really thoughtful card with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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+1mil. I'm sure she doesn't care abt anything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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framed picture of DC, best if she is in the picture too, with a card and money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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np: this is the best idea and I infact just did this for a more occasional sitter and she told me it made her cry when she opened it and saw the pic. You can go somewhere fast like CVS and have a pic made while you buy the gift card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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+1 we've done this as a Christmas present for our nanny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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Angry Dragon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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