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[ - ] I didn't use the "heirloom" silverware that stepMIL gave us as a wedding shower gift that was FILs mothers. I used my own modem silver. Should I have been screamed at in the kitchen for that? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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No, but why not throw the lady a bone? [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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This this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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nope. Next year set just her place with it and make a big show about how upset she was last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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So mean spirited [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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screamed at? by who? did you ask them to leave? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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Yes by my stepmother in law-I wanted to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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oh well, when she hosts she can use the silver [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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I"d have used a mix of both. I like mixing patterns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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admittedly) mean spirited poster who said to set her place with it next year here: This is the right answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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No, it's not. Unless you want to live your life in some petty tit for tat bullshit argument, next year use her stupid silver and then alternate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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I'm agreeing with the OR. Mix the silver. It will look nice and she will feel appreciated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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I misunderstood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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I understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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Had you already picked out a pattern? I realize people can give anything, but do other siblings want? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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Yes i had. She loves to hand things down (mind you she is the step inlaw) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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So DH needs to tell her, sorry no room, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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i just don't understand people who get upset over silly things like this - could not imagine even noticing, let alone bring it up with someone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:40 PM Flag
[ - ] DH never wants to do anything with me and dd. We always go alone. Makes me so sad. I said this morning "hey lets take dd to circus." his response "no, you guys go without me." I'm so annoyed at him. I even screamed at him so now I feel like the circus experience won't be fun for dd cause of course she heard all the ruckus. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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That sucks. Does he do one on one stuff? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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op: no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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^^^ very noninvolved parent. Makes me so sad for my dd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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I'm sorry. I would get a divorce. At least if he is gone she won't have to feel like she is being ignored in her own home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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I'm sorry. This sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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you did not know this about him before having kids? or is this something new to him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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How would she know how he would parent before they had kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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did he go and do things with her before kids or was he always lazy about going out and doing things [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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He doesn't sound lazy, he sounds like an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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why because he does not want to go to the circus? I hate the circus and also tell my husband to go without me - not enough info to really know if he is an ass or not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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She said never. This sounds like depression. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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her version of never and his version of never maybe completely different things [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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I wonder what her dd's version of never is, because that is the important perspective here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:45 PM Flag
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Have you talked to him about this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Haven't been out yet today. Headed out soon. Are they guys who sell Xmas trees on the street out yet? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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Of course. But it will be dead by Christmas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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I saw them setting up on 2 Av yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone in the fashion industry care to explain this to me? Some sites/stores are bringing in new bathing suits/ cover ups for "resort" season, however a bunch just went on sale from last summer? I just bought a few new suits for a trip in a few months, but I bought the ones that just went on sale, same brand etc, but at least 50% cheaper than the new merchandise. How does this work for them? I never see a new wool sweater coming into stock at the same time that they are discounting end of season stuff? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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From the same store or you just found it? Stores get rid of stock and overstock sites will sell them at a discount. New suits can be more money simply based on color. If one color is in next summer that suit will be more than last years color of the year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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It was two scenarios, one was a VIX suit on the VIX website that I got for 60 dollars total - two piece. Same exact suit selling for something like 225 total on other sites as new merchandise. That makes sense to me, I guess. For whatever reason the maker wants to get rid of it now. Another one was last seasons colors but on the same site that is still bringing in new merchandise now. That one is more confusing. I guess it does not really matter, I got a deal, and really don't care about if my suit is this year's color. I'll wear it for years anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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The nouveau riche like to buy new every year. "Resort" is so designers can make a buck on their need to own the newest thing possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:43 PM Flag
[ - ] The new Star Wars trailer is out! That new lightsaber looks dope, doesn't it? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Zero interest. They will never recreate the chemistry the original actors had no matter how much CGI shit they use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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this and i guess i never understood the LOVE for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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I understand the love for the originals. They are amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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Eh.. check out the trailer. It's pretty cool. I get it, nothing beats a Jawa in a ratty old felt hood, but times change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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I'm loyal to Han Solo. You will never recreate his charm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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he was my first crush. At age 4. He will be in this movie. I am dying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Well, then that is a different story. I lost interest when mannequin skywalker and Natalie Portman had the worst romance ever put on film. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Mannequin Skywalker for the win. Well played. Of course the good news is that they finally got Lucas' hands off the thing. They gave him his billion dollars and said "get lost and let us mint money off this franchise." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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Good. He was fucking it all up at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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You didn't know that Disney bought the Star Wars franchise from him? There are going to be at least three more Star Wars movies made in short order. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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I have two kids under 4, I don't know anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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He's in this film, you know that, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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I did not. Now I am intrigued. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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They all are. A little afraid. The ONLY one who aged well is Harrison Ford. The others do NOT look good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Leave Carrie Fisher alone, she is fucking awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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I think she is funny and smart and enjoy her writing, but she isn't the hot Princess she once was! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:18 PM Flag
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She is fucking 60. She had written plays, novels, had her memoir turned into a movie and performed on broadway. Yes, she once looks hot in a bikini, but she is so much more than that. I long for the day when women can be valid beyond how "hot" they are. She was also funny and fierce as Princess Leia, the bikini scene was minor compared to her in the rest of the trilogy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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a) I think you mean Han Solo b) I could pick them even when I was four! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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Jar jar binks. Carry on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you share a blanket with dh? if not, what size blanket do you use? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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We share a queen-sized quilt, but in the winter, I add another layer (or two!) to my side (in the form of a throw blanket, which DH finds confusing b/c it doesn't cover like a regular blanket). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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We have a queen bed with two king sized comforters. You can barely find us buried under there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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queen size bed with king size quilt - sometimes i have an additional blanket [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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king bed with king bedding,including comforter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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Queen size bed with two queen size comforters on top of each other. Works for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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Queen bed. 2 twin comforters and a sheet for me. Weird quilt for DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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Also, 4 year old comes in at night and steals the 3 blankets from everyone. I wake up freezing cold with a foot in my face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Who else's 6th grader will be taking the Hunter test in January and is NOT prepping for it? Those prep courses are $$$ and the chances of getting in are so slim anyway. Doesn't seem worth the time or money. Are we the exception? Is everyone else prepping? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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the only family I know with kids at hunter prepped them from birth on. non stop. not kidding. smart children, though. and visibly diverse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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That was me 2 years ago. DS took the sample exam and got a good night's sleep. He did not get in, but did not bomb either. Hunter would not have been the school for him, but I thought it best that he get used to testing, and to also see the number of children that are hungry for a good education. It was good for him to see that he was smart enough to be invited to sit for the exam, but there were many smart kids within NYC, so you always need to keep working hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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I prep kids for the Hunter test. If your kid is smart, you can successfully prep him or her for the multiple choice math and ELA. It's harder to prep them for the essay. If they are already advanced writers for their age, you can explain the expectations and have them practice. But you can't turn them from grade level writers to advanced writers through test prep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Please define the qualities that make a writer advanced at that age. TIA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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np: I felt the same way about my dc taking the SHSAT. I thought it was amazing to see so many kids from diverse backgrounds lining up to take a tough exam hoping to get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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My dcs are 5th and pre-k. We are not doing g&t prep for pre-k nor are we going to do hunter prep next year if dc gets #1 choice MS. IA with you that cost isn't worth it. What's your dc's MS now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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I know one family with a DD at Hunter and they did not prep so while prepping may work for some it's not necessary by any means. Just like expensive SAT or ACT prep courses are not necessary to get into a good college nor are GMAT or LSAT courses a must to get into a good business or law school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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Not prepping either. DC is smart, but even with prep chances are so slim, I don't want to spend DC's and ours weekends cramming for the test. I know a lot of classmates have been prepping since they got their double 4's on state tests. We are not going to do that. DC1 studied for SHSAT, but in an inexpensive group class at a community center, but nothing like the rumors BdB is circulating about students prepping intensely for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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DC got into citywide MS without prep either. I don't expect to win that lottery twice, but he'll try Hunter and see what happens. If he doesn't get in, there are always SHS. Not worried about it too much. He is more of math kid, and from what I understand, Hunter is not too heavy into math, so not much lost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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Are you at Nest or Anderson? How is math? TYIA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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Nest. Everything but math is ok. Math is chaotic, the teacher is incompetent, she is always angry, bad at explaining things, and and generally very disappointing. I expected exactly the opposite. All the other teachers and classes are great. But the whole reason why we chose NEST over other options was math, and I think that the reason the kids are doing well on state tests and math teams have nothing to do with NEST as many have outside tutors or attend enrichment programs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else with ridulously long-lasting mild sinus congestion and cough? on week 8 of this very mild congestion. wondering if it's something going around or if I need to look into another cause. 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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Yes, there is a horrible upper respiratory infectin going around. Cough lingers for weeks. I have it too :/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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OMG I have this and my mother is visiting and she has it too. Place sounds like a hospital ward. I spent a week deathly ill with a fever, aches, chills, etc, and now 2 weeks later can't ditch this cough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Oh, that's exactly how I had it. Fever, aches, chills for 4 days and still have the cough. It's been almost 2 weeks now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Me too. Just can't ditch the cough, especially in the morning. It improves as the day goes on, but it's still here after a few weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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Poster above you, this is good for me to read. I was seriously starting to wonder if I was in the last stages of pleurisy or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Because your your "very mild congestion"? Dramatic much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Um, no, that wasn't me, thanks for playing though. THat would have been OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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obviously she was being hyperbolic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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sounds like cough variant asthma. try some albuterol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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what causes that? why would I suddenly have asthma? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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It's an immune thing. Same as seasonal allergies or eczema. Most people with one of the three have all three of the three, just maybe so mild they don't know it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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OP: I am not seriously debilitated in the least, didn't get fever or anything else. don't think I've ever had a cough so minor, but it WILL.NOT.LEAVE. was about to get a chest x-ray. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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it sounds like allergies. why get a chest xray for something so mild? [ Reply | More ]
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bc I'm 8 weeks into it! never held onto any virus like this ever. can allergies cause sinus congestion? never had allergies beyond occasional seasonal pollen making my eyes itch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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yes, the hallmark of allergic rhinitis ("allergies") is sinus congestion and a mild daytime cough. try some allergy meds, or ask your doc about a prescription for albuterol for the cough if you think the cough is worse at nighttime or feels spasm-y at all. many people have worse symptoms in the winter because they are cooped up indoors with stale air- dust mites, pet dander, low levels of mold, etc.- nothing dangerous but just enough to cause some annoyance. a chest xray would be like trying to kill an ant with an automatic rifle, if your symptoms aren't significant (fevers, shortness of breath, weight loss, coughing blood, debilitating cough, exposure to TB, ec.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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was suspecting walking pneumonia hence thinking chest xray would identify. but no significant symptoms. just insane duration? (and never experienced something so long before.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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After 2 months of pneumonia that isn't clearing up you'd be pretty ill and sickly. But go to your doc if you are worried about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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i hate to say it but for allergy stuff, 8 weeks is not that insane of duration. just try some nasal spray. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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It's not allergies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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If it's an infection that hasn't been kicked in 8 weeks, don't you think your body would be struggling a little bit after trying to fight an infection for 2 straight months, though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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could it be that EV-68(?) virus going around? did any of you with long-lasting cough get tested for that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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how do you just "get tested" for that specific strain of that virus? is it really that simple? would knowing that virus was the cause change the treatment plan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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blood test? nasal swab? no idea. but it one of its hallmarks is lengthy duration I would at least know it was the norm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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i'll answer for you- it's not a routine test and it would only be done in an ER setting if they thought knowing the answer would be beneficial to coming up with your treatment plan. and the results might take weeks to come back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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^np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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You're fine! Listen to your symptoms that you describe! Do you really think that mild nasal congestion and a mild cough first thing in the AM that clears up later in the day is an ominous sign? It sounds like allergies or a touch of mild asthma. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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I'm not panicked. it's the fact that this is unusual for me that made me ask - maybe a new strain of URI going around. my congestion doesn't clear after the morning, and I cough a little bit on and off all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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i noticed my sinus congestion got better when I eliminate dairy - good luck I always thought I had seasonal allergies, but really what I had was food sensitivities [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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dont want to scare you- but my cousin just had this and was diagnosed with lung cancer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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how diagnosed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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had what? dairy allergies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Yeah, it's winter time. You are describing my entire household all winter long. Don't worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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we get coughs/colds occasionally but never ever this long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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We all have mild indoor allergies so in the winter we sniffle a lot and cough (very mild) here and there. Really, calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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yes, that's the norm for you and your family. this is not the norm, hence my question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Ok but my point I guess is it's the norm for a ton of people. Why not go see your MD if you are concerned? I'm just trying to reassure you that your symptoms sound pretty non-alarming and totally normal for winter time. [ Reply | More ]
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thank you. I get that. and if I heard that lots of people were experiencing similar this season (sounds like a few others from above posters) I would go about my business and let it ride. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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she was diagnosed after two months of low grade sinus infection, mild coughing- finally doctor ordered scan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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what kind of scan, specifically? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Trying to change the holidays for myself his year; so sick of useless stuff...I am an average working person but want to donate to charities (small amounts $10-100), and ask DH's family to do the same instead of gifts- is that obnoxious? Sick of sweaters, creams, that I leave on the street- such a waste. What are your favorite charities, arts organizations to donate to? 43 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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my local food bank. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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what is your local food bank [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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It's the food bank in the city where I live. Are you asking where I live? [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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Foster care agency where I volunteer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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OP: I would love specifics, and then can make a list to donate thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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The place I volunteer is essnyc.org. I'm sure there are many other good ones, but I've been really impressed by the staff here. Amazing work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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I did gift wrapping there last year. The CEO joined us and talked about the work a bit. She was impressive and seemed very passionate about the work. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm going to look I to this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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My favorite charity is the Salvation Army. They give a high % of funds to exempt function and do not pay their execs a lot. They try to encourage people in need to change their behavior. [ Reply | More ]
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Nope. I know them, they do great work, but they're flush. Just check their 990 - your $50 is going to go into some general pot that goes towards copy paper or copier maintenance or something. Better to give it to a group that really needs it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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You are wrong. They use the money to help people in need. Your local group is just as likely to blow it. And SA has local places to help many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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OP: great, again any small organizations in your life or that you believe in- interests Arts, autism, cancer, etc [ Reply | More ]
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If you are not pro-choice and anti-gay marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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They are really awful. I've worked with them. First of all, they just lost huge law suit about religious freedom since they take government funds and yet were only promoting g Christians - even did a staff survey about religion! Second, they are inefficient and archaic. I think their hearts are in right place but they are really not well run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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ITA. They are not a well run place. They're good at giving out blankets after a house fire, but they seriously don't do good work in long run. And they're religious zealots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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ITTA - so sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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I am setting up my own non-profit next year. Part of my company's revenues will fund it. Why? I couldn't find a non-profit to give to that felt did a good enough job in the area that I am passionate about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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HA! Good luck with that. You know the IRS is wise to this, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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I am well versed in IRS rules. My BIL is an IRS agent as well. You see more and more benefit type companies emerging. Nothing wrong with having a non-profit funded by an LLC or corp. Commercial co-venture laws anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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It will be classified as a private foundation because it doesn't meet the public support test, which will negate much of the advantage you are expecting to receive. In addition, the lack of independent directors will be a large red flag and will likely get your Form 1023 kicked back before you even receive the determination letter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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Huge mistake. Most are not successful because people find out how hard it is and how you actually need an infrastructure. If you're talking about a foundation, you still have to find organizations who do the work to fund. If you're talking about direct service, you will be astonished how hard it is. Need everything a for profit corp needs - IT, legal, etc., yet nobody wants their money to go to that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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huge mistake? who are you to say that? go back to your 3x3 sq ft mind space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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Best predictor of future results is past performance. Vast majority of nonprofits set up by people who think they can do it better fail. Nonprofit management is not what people thnk it is. It isn't like running a bake sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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I've made my career in the not-for-profit world. These people are convinced that they've got it figured out. This person thinks "I'll take part of my profits and donate them to a dummy charity I create, take the deduction, and then just hire my friends with that money to do what I want done." They think it's like opening a subsidiary business. It's nothing like that and almost every person who tries to do it quits 18 months later because they realize that they're not cut out for it. It's a whole different kind of business model. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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Exactly. So frustrating how people don't get it. I run a huge organization and people will ask me questions that make it sound like I'm taking care of a few kids in my home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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Sounds like someone is mad that their idea is dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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I like the Doe Fund, Association to Benefit Children and Bowery Mission. I am looking into the Yorkville Food Pantry (Kitchen? Soup Kitchen) as I've heard very good things about how well it's organized for volunteers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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I have volunteered at YFP, would recommend. They do many great things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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UNICEF. If you want your charity dollars to do the most good, this is one of the best "V for M" - vaccinating kids, getting them access to healthcare and food, not overpaying for flashy benefits etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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what is YFP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Yorkville Food Pantry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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On E 109th, everyone still calls it Yorkville Food Pantry, but I think it may have changed its name. It provides so much, not just food pantry, but laundry and shower facilities so homeless can interview for jobs, mail drop, hot meals for people without kitchens, job counseling, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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DISAGREE. UNICEF pays outrageous exec salaries. They have managed to confuse people because the "US Fund for UNICEF" has good metrics, but it gives most of its money to UNICEF which spends little on relief, most on its own people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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UNICEF fails audit, spends huge amounts on is executives. CEO makes 2M plus car [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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They spend more money on policy, less on food and vacinnes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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I donate to women's/family shelters and food banks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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Project Morry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Planned Parenthood [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
[ - ] We are Jewish (I was raised Christian) and dh was faux appalled that I wanted to put up a wreath (plain, some silver and lights, not Christmas colors) yet he just came home with 4 poinsettias...? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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Resistance is futile ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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something about wreaths really bothers the Jews. Not sure what it is. I've heard them say they'd prefer a Christmas tree to a wreath. I just find find them pretty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Do you think that it because a wreath goes outside? Where it's private if you put up a tree? Your neighbors know if you have a wreath up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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Can't you see a tree through the window? And honestly, the first time i heard this I was in HS and it was my Jewish principal who declared she'd be ok with a tree in the school but no way a wreath anywhere. I was a little surprised. Wresths seem so benign. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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I agree, but who knows! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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jewish here -- christmas trees are warm and inviting, wreaths seem too christian and off-putting - no offense to anyone and can't really explain either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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Op here- I am so curious about this! I always thought wreaths seemed more obscure. Dh can't/wont explain so if anyone else can... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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How long have you been married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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4 years. Together 12 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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I don't understand what you mean when you say that you are Jewish but was raised Christian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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I converted. We are raising dcs Jewish, identify as a Jewish family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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It doesn't sound like it means anything to you though. I think this post is kind if disrespectful to both religions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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You're wrong. Thanks for posting I guess? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Best site for giving small amounts to charities 25-100? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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globalgiving.org? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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This is my business, so I know a lot about it. Forget about websites. Just look in your neighborhood - the small arts groups, the local environmental club, the group doing the community garden, the local children's center or the food bank. Those are the groups who really need your $50. Don't give it to an organization you've seen advertised widely - your $50 is meaningless to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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+10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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Okay....that is a good idea, I am in Brooklyn though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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You really don't think they have these in Brooklyn? Donate to St.Marks church on Ocean Ave. they do a lot for the neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Why not try KIVA.org? I like the model of economic empowerment. And you may even get the funds back so you can sponsor someone else down the road. It's like recycled giving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I love Kiva. I've been rotating the same $75 through various loans for 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:18 PM Flag
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Kiva .org [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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https://watsi.org/ is amazing if you aren't going to give to a small local org. all money goes to the cause, you can choose to contribute to their operations.... nobody there is drawing huge salaries from fundraising [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Heifer; you can "buy" bees for like $30 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Ferguson/Brown supporters: Hundreds of blacks have been killed by fellow blacks since the incident, which protests/rallies of those did you attend? .. crickets? Why don't you care about those lives? 92 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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It's a misappropriation of justice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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so, for all the thousands of deaths.. you choose focus on this single case of a police officer defending himself from a thug trying to take his gun? bizarre! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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This cop wasn't defenseless. He was totally armed. He totally instigated this fight with the kid for no reason. He could have some dignity, and say, "Excuse me, sir. Can I ask you 2 a few questions?" If he wants to find a Cigarette robber. But no, he rolls up on these 2 kids, and yells at them to get out of the street. And when they don't move fast enough, he gets more aggressive. And you KNOW that's what happened. Cops are angry pigs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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Where do you live where people touch even a police car? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Np. Cops are disgusting bullies and narcissists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:32 PM Flag
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Single? Lol. What about that 12 year old who was shot by a cop recently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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+1 Now, watch the pro-Cop posters dance around this issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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I am of the belief that the vast majority of cops are good people trying to do the right thing. I'm also of the opinion that way too many black kids did at their hands. I think the change is needed on the top level. Big picture changes to training and policies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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So all cops are better than other people? Or do they play god? Who are they to decide on others' lives? Give me a break [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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Ferguson protests are the new ice bucket challenge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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Seriously not at all. But if it was, well, we all know much more about ALS now, don't we? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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I know the same amount about ALS as I did before the ice bucket challenge. I DO know more about the narcissistic assholes in my facebook feed who put on their skimpiest bathing suits and make it all about them.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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I know the same amount about ALS as I did before the ice bucket challenge. I DO know more about the narcissistic assholes in my facebook feed who put on their skimpiest bathing suits and make it all about them.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:43 PM Flag
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It was so good, I had to say it twice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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Whose lives do you care about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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law abiding citizens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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+100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Not thugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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Everyone's. Clearly not OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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If a thug with an illegal gun is shot dead, i wont shed a tear. If a thug tries to take an officer's gun and is shot dead.. no tears either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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Yeah ok you sound charming. Duly noted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Can you imagine if someone is close enough to reach for their gun, and shoot you, that you would try to snatch that gun away, so you won't get shot. WTF is wrong with you? The kid was unarmed and fighting for his life at that moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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Bullshit. You don't resist arrest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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It's the way American Cops arrest people that's the problem. They are aggressive, abusive, and mean. Watch the full MURDER of Eric Garner on YouTube for an example of this. Contrast that with British police arrests on YouTube. British police are persuasive without being aggressive. How many people were killed by British police this year? Maybe 2?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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He wasn't doing anything to get arrested for! I can't believe some of you people live in the US and are so clueless as to what that means. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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Brown was walking down the middle of the street, he was told to move to the sidewalk and failed to do so. When Wilson attempted to get out of the police car, Brown pushed Wilson back into the car and then punched Wilson in the face. I shed no tears for Brown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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I do think there is something different when a policeman kills anyone. By acting on behalf of the state, and thus on behalf of the state's citizens, it becomes a matter of more general public interest to ascertain whether the death was truly warranted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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agree, you make it sound this thug didn't try to kill the police first (trying to take his gun). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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He didnt. That's a lie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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+1 You have to be some pussy ass for me to take your gun, and kill you with it. Just incredible. If you are that fearful, you shouldn't be a cop. Period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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THIS. Guy has what looks like a patch of acne on his neck and he declares he was in "fear for his life". WTF? I get bigger wounds shaving. If an unarmed teenager puts you 'in fear for your life', go check out at Walmart or something. Policing aint for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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+10000000 It's just an excuse to kill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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yeah, tell that to the jersey city cop who was killed with his gun. While on duty protecting 'pu55y ass' like you. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Officer-Melvin-Santiago-Shot-in-Head-Jersey-City-Walgreens-Robbery-Communipaw-Avenue-JFK-Boulevard-266922721.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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The idea is not "Serve and Protect". The idea is "People are Animals. So Kill or Be Killed." That is fundamentally wrong. Our cops need to be re-trained. When they see a kid on the street, they don't want to know what's going on. They just want the kid to do what they are told....or else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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Just tell me something: Why couldn't he have just shot him once and wounded him? Why did he have to keep spraying him like a cockroach? Why are cops such pussies? The person who is armed clearly has the upper hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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Fingerprints on the gun. And he kept coming toward him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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Sorry, they didn't test gun. But brown punched the cop. His friend admitted it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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No, other witness said it. His friend is a black racist liar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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Except Michael Brown was wresting the gun away from the cop, so.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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No he wasn't. how gullible are you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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gullible for believing multiple testimonies of witnesses, sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Cops are trained to shoot to kill. Its much more difficult to aim at the legs than at the torso. This is not the movies. If someone breaks into your house with your children.. you are not going to try to shoot them in the foot, you are going to shoot to kill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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OR: Therefore "shoot to kill" is fundamentally wrong. Our cops need to be re-trained. If the kid was still alive, none of this would be happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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"were still alive" (apologies to Grammar Mom). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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What happened to tasers? Pepper spray? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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+10000000 Why couldn't he Tazer this kid? I am so sick of police, and their excuses to kill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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read the report, he didn't have a taser on him. jesus, you are blustering and up in arms and you didn't even read the report? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Who are you people? The Cop didn't have a Taser, so he had to pump 6-12 bullets into the kid. All cops should carry Tazers or Pepper Spray at all times for these types of close encounters. Period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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well, if the "kid" (aka the adult) was trying to wrestle his gun away from him and had his hands on the trigger, then yeah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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He was 50 feet away. Did you not read the report?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Of course I did, I read that his hands were on the officer's gun and that he punched the officer. Then he ran away after he got shot once, and the officer yelled at him to stop and put his hands up, and instead he turned around and charged the officer, hence getting shot more times as he ran at the officer he had just tried to kill. I'm not weeping for him, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Cop incompetence galore. And he put his hands up and Wilson continued to shoot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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Sounds like a cop problem, not a public problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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cop did not have a taser [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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His first shot hit him in the shoulder and the kid kept coming, he then fired until Brown went down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Have you orgasmed yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Last night, but I don't see what this has to do with the shooting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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actually he first shot him in the hand, as he was trying to steal his gun from him. this kid doesn't sound like a "gentle giant" like his mother keeps saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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This is institutional racism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Agree. The person above says cops are trained to "shoot to kill". This is an institutional problem too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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I agree, just think the argument about the specifics of the Missouri case is missing the point. This is symbolic of bigger issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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agree, the whites that don't care about the hundreds of blacks being murdered by blacks are totally racist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Whites do their fair share of killing in this country. More than Asians. (Wow! A wink to RM - I need shower, now.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I think your sarcasm is disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Pull the stick out of your ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Cop provoked an encounter, and then couldn't handle it. Here's my question: why do we have so many stupid guys as cops? Shouldn't we pay more and make it a job for smarter people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Hallelujah! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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THIS 1000XX. Cop decided to fuck with some kid for no reason and immediately lost control of the situation and ends up killing the kid. Great police work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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+1 Exactly what happened to Trayvon Martin - except Trayvon did not steal from a gas station. Trayvon paid for his Skittles and his Arizona Ice Tea, and was on his way back home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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And Zimmerfuck wasn't even a cop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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+1 Yes, and 2 weeks went by before anyone was charged with Trayvon's murder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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And wouldn't have been if not for internet pressure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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Cops had nothing to do with that, and while I think Michael Brown was a thug who was assaulting the cop and got what was coming to him, I think Zimmerman should have been convicted of murdering Trayvon. As do many people. The two cases were not similar at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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I disagree. Both boys were accosted because of their race, and when the situation got out of hand, they were both killed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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THIS 10000X [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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smart people don't want to put themselves in the situation that officer was in. i have brains- i'm not going to go out there to get assaulted by thugs when i could use my brains to make just as much money in a safe job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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You are a cunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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About 5 days ago, on 22 November. Cleveland cops shot a 12 year old with a toy gun. You can watch the video here. You can see - the cops don't say 1 word to the kid. They simply roll up, and shoot him. Not 30 seconds pass on the video, from the time the car rolls up, to the time they shoot the kid. The cop shot him so fast, that he didn't even wait for his partner to stop the car. The car is still moving, when the shooter gets out of it. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/cleveland_police_officer_shot_1.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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That video makes me sad. That being said, it's grainy, but from what I can make out, the kid is approaching the cop car (very close range) with his arms held out in front of him, holding something- which I assume is the toy gun that reports have said looked identical to a real gun. It looks like he is aiming the toy gun at the cops. The cops should have told him to drop it (video is silent- do we know if they told him to drop it or not?) obviously, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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There is nothing they could have said, that would have been meaningful in those few short seconds. They didn't even give him a chance to comply with anything. They shoot first, and ask questions later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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You really are going to justify them murdering a boy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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Of course he is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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What about the person who was unarmed and shot in their bed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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A boy with a replica gun. People called 911. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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Kids in my playground play with those all the time, no one calls the cops. I wonder why? Hmmm.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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I've never seen this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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Come to bay ridge, kids played commando all summer in the playground with real looking black guns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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Yes, I saw this. Even if the kid witnessed domestic violence. The video doesn't show him being violent at all. It shows him playing with a toy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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There are countless Whites committing crimes against Whites, but “White-on-White crime” is strangely absent from the rhetoric reporting everything from elementary school shootings to world wars. Why? My point is there are always criminals. But there is a specific war waged against Black life in this country that many of us of all races are sick of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:45 PM Flag
[ - ] So ... what does everyone hear feel about those families who went to soup kitchens to help serve before "regular" thanksgiving at home and then post pictures of it on Facebook ?? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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The only thing I have to say is that I am never surprised by the ones who do it. They seem the type. For one reason or another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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I judge you for judging them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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This. People who sit around evaluating FB picture for their level of sincerity are incredibly small and weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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I think more of the ones who go every week to work there, not just the ones looking for praise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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This, as opposed to the ones who do it so they can immediately post it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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It's the same type who makes sure to check in on FB at the blood drive. So gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Now I don't mind the blood drive because it could inspire others but I agree about the once a year soup kitchen thing posting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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I have so many things I would love to post. I looked beautiful yesterday and have some great shots. I fed the homeless and my house looks perfect. I haven't posted one thing because why bother. Just makes you look desperate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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^^ so I came here to be validated. Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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I'm more impressed by people who do service on any day other than thanksgiving or Christmas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny here - so pissed working today. The place is a mess- the dad is sleeping and the mom is getting ready to go shopping. just venting 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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suck it up and deal, you agreed to work, you probably should have taken a vacation day if you were going to be in a pissy mood [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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+1000000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Every working person has good days and bad dsys. If you resent that your employers are having some down time, youre in the wrong job. That's why they hired you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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that's why they call it a "job" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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Lots of slobs on UB. Not surprising. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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I'm at work, DH is at work; Nanny is working. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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I really don't think you are going to get any sympathy here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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That's why my nanny is off because she gets pissed like that and it's also her last day on December 31. I too am allowed to have a rest day a few days a year when I neither work nor take care of kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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does she know its her last day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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^^ I didn't explain to her that it was this attitude that drive me to it. It was the #1 reason. I pay well and expect my life to be easier and not have to deal with an attitude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Drove [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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Good for you. That attitude would make me crazy. Happily never ran into it, but would have zero tolerance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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entitled nannies are all the rage these days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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you are entitled to that. good work on getting rid of that lazy bag of ****. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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isn't that why they pay you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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This is your chance to make them really appreciate you. Go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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nannies don't think like that anymore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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Parents don't really appreciate them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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I appreciated my nanny making my life easier and not having an attitude. If parents don't appreciate their nanny it's because they are assholes or the nanny is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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I personally had zero interest in working for people who are around while I am with your kids. I don't get it. If you are there, be a parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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I personally have zero interest in a lazy nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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I don't want to watch your kids while you lay around in your bed and ignore them. Go out. It makes the kids miserable and confused. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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Really? I liked my nanny so much I paid her back mortgage so her house wouldn't go into foreclosure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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You are a gem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Asking them to work on a non-holiday does not mean they're not appreciated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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No matter what job you have, I suspect there will be days you work when your boss does not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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When we had a nanny, we did not have them work day after T'giving as we were rarely in town. If we did have the nanny work, I would probably tidy up and ensure that only kids-related duties were left for nanny. But, OP, I don't think your employers are necessarily wrong in having you work today. There may be few chances in which the dad gets to sleep in or the mo go shopping. If you have this level of hostility towards your employers, you should probably try to find a new gig. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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I'm at the office. Shut up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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What do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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DH and I are both working today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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