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[ - ] I have two kids, my friend has one. My friend buys both my kids birthday presents- $50 each so $100 in total. My sister is trying to convince me that I need to spend $100 on my friend's kid's birthday present so it is even, saying that my friend is the kind of person who will keep track. Is this nuts? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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Then she's a shitty friend. Gifts are gifts -- you get what you can afford / want to spend. If you want to spend $100, go ahead. Otherwise "you get what you get, and you don't get upset". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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Haven't you posted abt it? I think you should give what you are comfortable giving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Is no one else disturbed by the militarization of the police force? Are we at war with our own citizens? Do we need military vehicles rolling down the streets? Do we need military weapons being used against citizens? I am very, very disturbed! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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I am more disturbed by police officers killing citizens. [ Reply | More ]
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np: it goes hand in hand. Thr view themselves as combatants not as protectors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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Everybody with a brain is. It's not only happening in USA, in Spain as well. They've done it with the excuse of fighting terrorism since 09/11. [ Reply | More ]
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They are creating more terrorists with these tactics. [ Reply | More ]
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An Amnesty International report, “Trigger Happy: Israel’s Excessive Use of Force in the West Bank,” has charged Israeli forces with lethal actions in the face of demonstrators who pose no threat to soldiers. The report cited “willful killings” of some protesters, which amount to war crimes, and “virtual impunity” for those responsible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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The chock-hold that killed Eric Gardner wasn't used in USA for decades and it's illegal. But the criminal israeli jews use it constantly against Palestinians. Soon after the killing of Eric Gardner, an Israeli jew policemen killed a Palestinian politician that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] 5th grade parents: Are we still expecting placement letters today? I am not too optimistic. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.28.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Yes, some parents already know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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Really? How? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:48 PM Flag
[ - ] If work wasn't an issue but you were moving with school-aged children, where would you live and why? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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Caribbean. Send to private schools. Great weather. [ Reply | More ]
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Are there any good privates in the Caribbean? I always thought most people there send their kids to boarding school for HS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Wouldn't move from NY area. Family all around and we love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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The Yukon territory. I love nature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone familiar with Miami suburbs like Coconut Grove and Coral Gables? How dangerous are they? I visited last weekend from Boston and was shocked that our friends have an elaborate security system with cameras everywhere. She said it was just to be safe but i've never seen anything so sophisticated. Freaked me out. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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Aren't those super nice high end wealthy suburbs? What are they afraid of -- the gay riff raff from Miami Beach forcing their way in to redecorate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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op. That's why I'm confused. They are definitely affluent suburbs but according to them, there are very bad neighborhoods right next door and as a result, crime. Would love to hear more from someone familiar with the situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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The insurance company for their Leroy Neiman paintings probably required it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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op. no see my post above. apparently, there really is a very high crime rate and dangerous element [ Reply | More ]
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I think it makes them feel important. [ Reply | More ]
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We have a system like that on UES. Cameras all over. Crazy people before us installed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] I cannot stand my job. The promotion I was perfect for - experience, plans, etc., - went to a kid who was chosen because he doesn't have enough experience to stand up for anything that has to be done. He'll be a perfect puppet. Now he's sitting on committees I should be sitting on. Fucking infuriating. Life is an eternal popularity contest where the least able get the most, at least where I work. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Take it from someone who sits on those committees - you dodged a bullet. No one with any sense would be happy about being chosen to participate in them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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Come on. OP said promotion, not a seat on the associates committee. Presumably that comes with a better title and better pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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that sucks! which sector do you work on? [ Reply | More ]
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NP: It has taken me years to realize this. "Doers" -- usually women -- are pushed over for "talkers"/"schmoozers", etc. You have to be more glib and less capable. And grow a penis. [ Reply | More ]
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Most truthful statement I've ever read on UB or anywhere else. This guy is full of "great ideas" that are really empty, and he has no idea how to carry them out, but the right people like him. If I had been a schmoozer I'd be more liked and would have gotten the job. And yes, the vagina is a liability, even though - maybe because? - I work in a traditionally female field. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone recommend me good English classes in midtown area? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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I see ads on the subway for classes near 34th and 42nd streets. Zoni? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm the only bridesmaid coming in from out of town for a wedding and I live across the country. They want me to fly in for a bridal shower a few weeks beforehand. Would it look bad if I tried to skip the bridal shower? All this traveling is costing way more money for me than the other girls who are in town. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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You can skip the bridal shower. Send a nice gift. Send a bottle of champagne to the shower. Whatever, but that's too much money, especially if you're young. Don't belabor your excuse. Just say that you can only manage to fly out there once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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Ridiculous for anybody to expect you to fly to a shower. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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+1. No one could/should expect this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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Op. Yeah I was stunned. The email was like tell us what day you can fly in at least a month before the wedding and we'll have the shower then. Quite presumptuous on their part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Yes, skip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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Skip. If you have to, make up a funeral of a co worker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Serious question: If you're the kind of person who doesn't finish their muffin, salad, soup whatever and leaves the remainder sitting on their desk all day, are you not constantly thinking about eating what is left? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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This is a very serious question. I'm going to have think hard about this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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no. i know that i will be hungry later and will eat it then. until i am hungry it does not distract me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:40 PM Flag
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This. I don't have a food obsession (in either direction -- meaning, I like, I eat food, but I don't let food control my life). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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Do you think someone can learn not to think about food? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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I'm with you, OP. Have to throw it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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It's like it's calling my name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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I am not that kind of person unfortunately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Israel needs to be 15% black by 2025. Jewish women yearn for the embrace of strong, virile dark men. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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ITA, with all the inbreeding, we have a lot of genetic problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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These posts are so boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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ok fine so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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And the same person keeps starting one new OP after another. Just insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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who doesn't embrace that? can't blame them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Moral of the story: don't live near poor black people. Don't work in their neighborhoods, either. If you do, carry a gun. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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There are no jobs in these neighborhoods except drugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Right that is what we need, more segregation and guns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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About the gist of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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This is exactly what Osama bin Laden used to say: Do not dwell with infidels. The OP is evil, just like OBL was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:40 PM Flag
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Oh! Do you live in the under curry?!?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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OR we could eliminate guns from society and from the police force (in that order), provide affordable housing so further integrate neighborhoods, and provide free college education or job training go all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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haha. this aint some magic land of opportunity like England. this is america where every man is an island. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Why does Switzerland have guns but no crime. Why does Guatemala have only one gun store and strict gun laws but rampant gun crime? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Posted this weekend about my asshole DH and his Craigslist sex ad. Since then, he's been appropriately penitent, and I've lost three pounds and slept with a co-worker. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Now you're even. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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nope, she's a worthless whore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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She didn't say she took money for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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op: That's "vindicated" whore to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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Does dh know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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op: No - it just happened yesterday. Might tell him, might not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:40 PM Flag
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tell him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] My 11 months old is addicted to iPad/iPhone. Whenever I take it away, she throws tantrum and cry a lot. What can I do to stop it? I have stopped using my iPhone. She will find iPhone and bring it to me to play her rhymes. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Hi twin! My 23 month old is also addicted. She will throw a tantrum if she sees or hears the phone and does not get to play with it. It is very annoying and embarassing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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At that age, I am impressed that she can not only use the devices, but can find them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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Sometimes I hide it under my pillow. She will keep on looking at all these places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Put it on top of a bookshelf? If you are being outwitted by your 11 month old, you have bigger issues to address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Seriously. Say no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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+1. If its no the ipad, it would be something else. Who's in charge here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Take English classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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What is wrong with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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I think most kids are. Don't give in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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I would make those devices disappear and not use them in her presence for a good long time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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I would usenet when necessary and say No, it's not for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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+1. I have a tv addict type son. So I reserve the ipad only for airplane use or if we're meeting friends for a meal and I want a little back up if the crayons and small toys don't hold his attention. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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Let's reword this sentence: "My 15 year old is addicted to alcohol. Whenever I take it away, she throws a tantrum and cry a lot. What can I do to stop it. I have stopped drinking alcohol. She will find the alcohol and bring it to me to get her drunk." What would you do, OP? Continue to give in, or be the adult here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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