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  1. Toddler FUnny how this President who supposedly does nothing and has no vision seems to keep achieving things and demonstrating a fairly sweeping vision. 36 min ago (89 replies)
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    • sweeping vision? 35 min ago
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      • As much as any President since FDR. 35 min ago
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        • you're getting a little carried away 35 min ago
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          • Am I? How? 35 min ago
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            • i don't see it. i haven't been satisfied with any president in my lifetime 34 min ago
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            • FDR had a bit more on his plate 33 min ago
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              • True, but Obama has had a fuller plate than most. 31 min ago
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          • Like him or hate him, he clearly is someone with vision. come on. 34 min ago
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    • lol! 35 min ago
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      • How so? Please specify. 34 min ago
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        • the only thing he's accomplished is Obamacare, and that's been a political disaster. When the SCOTUS rules on Burwell (?) next summer, it will be the final nail in the coffin for...(more) 33 min ago
          it. He's going to be remembered for a disaster of a health care program that crippled his party for the next decade.
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          • a disaster? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 32 min ago
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          • Isn't the fact that Obamacare has been politically difficult a sign of vision and bravery? 32 min ago
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            • no, it's a sign of incompetence 31 min ago
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              • HOw so? It is implemented and it is functioning. 30 min ago
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                • not for long. 30 min ago
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                  • OK burb mom....OK 30 min ago
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                  • np: So if it isn't overturned by the court would you say he is a successful president? 29 min ago
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                    • She won't know; she'll ask her husband. 29 min ago
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                    • moderately so 28 min ago
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              • How incompetent can he be if he was able to do something that others have been trying for a century? 30 min ago
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              • um, it's here and it's working and many people worked for years trying to get htis far and failed 30 min ago
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              • tomato, tomahto 30 min ago
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          • Well, every data point is positive: unemployment is down, DOW is good, Gas prices are low., housing and construction is up...What are your facts? 31 min ago
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            • I don't disagree with those. Thank the energy revolution for all of them, to some degree or another. Luckily, the GOP didn't let him block fracking. 30 min ago
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              • Lol. 30 min ago
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              • omg. so deluded. you draw the opposite conclusion of what the data say 29 min ago
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              • Gas prices are low because the Saudis are trying to stick it to their competitors, and chiefly Iran. 28 min ago
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              • HOney, it's not about "agreeing" it's fact. Bald fact. He has improved national employment and debt. Your *opinion.* is banal. 27 min ago
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          • Except that you're totally wrong. The ACA, though not perfect, is a success, has massive enrollment, states that have expanded Medicaid to support it are saving money, and the...(more) 30 min ago
            American people don't want it repealed. It won't be.
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            • It's done. It's days are numbered, once SCOTUS rules on this next case. 29 min ago
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    • Sweeping I don't know about but the bald stats are in his favor. 34 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showACA will be all but turned over come June. Then he'll have nothing. And good riddance. 34 min ago
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      • I don't think any of that is true, but why would you wish for this? 34 min ago
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        • What I wish has nothing to do with it. 33 min ago
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          • What does good riddance mean then? 32 min ago
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            • that I can't wait to wave goodbye to him as he boards Marine One for the last time. 32 min ago
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              • Why though? 31 min ago
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                • because he's abused the power of the office, made a mockery of the Constitution, and is a condescending and smug prick. 30 min ago
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                  • lol. if anything he has not gone far enough. 29 min ago
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                  • How has he absued the power of the office or made a mockery of the constitution? He seems much more respectful than most, especially considering the circumstances. 28 min ago
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                    • This. She is vomiting out talking points but has no idea what she even means 28 min ago
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                      • She's not a she. 17 min ago
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                        • np: I don't get this gender thing. Does it matter? Do you really think only men can engage political talk? 16 min ago
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                          • Not at all, but jpod is a man and that's him. 13 min ago
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                  • Yeah, well you go celebrate your grudge wars and torturers, we'll focus in what matters. 28 min ago
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      • 1) no it won't. And 2) even if so, he'd still have accomplished a LOT 33 min ago
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        • Oh really? You think Roberts and Kennedy are going to accept the government's argument after Gruber? Dream on, my liberal friend. Dream on. 32 min ago
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          • I really don't understand you. ACA is really an great thing for the majority of the people--there are problems still with health care--insurance companies, big pharm, cost of...(more) 30 min ago
            education are all disasters but this has nothing to do with ACA.
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          • JPOD!!!!!!!!!! 30 min ago
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            • Hey, sweetie, look over there! It's a preteen in a bikini. 17 min ago
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          • The GOP is not going to overturn the ACA and take insurance away from millions of Americans. How simple can you be? They want to WIN in 2016-- there is no way they will do this. 20 min ago
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      • You sound like a horrible person. So sorry that health care for those who need it keeps threatening your precious freedom. 33 min ago
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        • ditto. who cheers for people losing health care? 31 min ago
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          • Jpod does. It has to do with his fear of not being as successful a troll as his parents were. And the fact that he's living on his wife's dime. 16 min ago
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      • Nothing but better stats in every area. And as a true Republican I loathe wasting money. I despise paying for the uninsured (except in the most wasteful manner possible.) What is...(more) 33 min ago
        your profession? Do you love wasting money?
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      • Good riddence for ACA? DH and I have health insurance b/c of ACA. 32 min ago
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        • then you'd better get a job soon, because it's unraveling faster than college coed's waistband at a frat party 31 min ago
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          • John.. go away. You are SO OBVIOUS. 29 min ago
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            • See how he brings up teens and their clothing? You can tell what's on his mind. Scary thing is, this is a man with daughters. 13 min ago
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        • so do many many people. it would be a huge disaster for republicans if it were overturned. it's one thing to disparage something that does not yet exist. a whole other thing to...(more) 31 min ago
          take away something people already have.
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      • What will happen to people insured through it? 32 min ago
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        • they would be totally screwed and without health care. 30 min ago
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          • so or is cheering for babies and kids and pregnant women with no healthcare? How will that go down for republicans? 29 min ago
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            • actually, kids and pregnant women should still be covered under medicare. but jobless adults of any kind will be screwed. 28 min ago
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              • np-not really. We don't qualify for medicare at all and don't have insurance... 25 min ago
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                • ^^^through my job! My dcs would be coverage-less until open enrollment. 25 min ago
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              • Pregnant women would only be covered if they divorced their husbands and quit their jobs. Idiot. 14 min ago
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    • He's a great president. He continues to accomplish big things-- history will remember him well 34 min ago
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    • ha ha what has he achieved? 34 min ago
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      • ACA, What ever that seal team six thing was and CUBA LIBRE! 33 min ago
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        • um, what? 32 min ago
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        • ACA is doomed. 32 min ago
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        • Ended DOMA, ended DADT, got China to agree to an emissions reduction deal, passed immigration reform 32 min ago
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          • the emissions reduction deal was meaningless. It's nonbinding, and was probably going to happen anwyay. 28 min ago
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            • Right? That's why no one was able to even get them to DISCUSS it before? You're so flailing here. 27 min ago
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      • Today it is Cuba. Immigration. Iraq and Afganistan. Health Care. Bin Ladin. Lily Ledbetter. 33 min ago
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    • And Pope Francis Rocks!!!!!!! I have the hots for the pope. 33 min ago
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    • he is average. All of them were average. all of them are FOS most of the time. None of them have done anything amazing. 33 min ago
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      • like 1000x times 33 min ago
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      • lol Bush was below average 29 min ago
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      • When all is said and down, though, his accomplishments are above average. I don't like Reagan, but he accomplished a lot. Clinton and Bush 1 was average. Bush 2 was a disaster....(more) 27 min ago
        Carter was weak.
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        • This is about right. 26 min ago
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    • it's easy when you stick to the simple rule: if its a good thing, it had nothing to do with the president and was a result of the free market which would do even more with lower...(more) 30 min ago
      taxes for the rich and less regulations. if it's a bad thing, suggest impeachment.
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      • lol. right. 26 min ago
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      • Yeah, this is pretty much Mitch and his cronies' game plan. Also, if any blame for anything precedes Obama, don't blame Bush-- skip him and blame Clinton. 21 min ago
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  2. Toddler Why do some kids get braces so early and ours hasn't mentioned it yet for 10 & 7 yo. I know 8 yos in braces. My kids will need braces at some point. Different philosophies from...(more) 36 min ago (8 replies)
    different dentists?
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    • YOU ARE BEHIND!!!!!!! 36 min ago
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    • i don't bother with anything until they are older. mine always got work done in 6th grade. 35 min ago
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    • I don't get it either. Someone needs to explain to me why kids who haven't even lost all of their teeth are getting braces. I'm sure there is science, but someone needs to explain...(more) 35 min ago
      it to me
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      • it's bullshirt 34 min ago
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      • Sometimes there are pre-emptive things you can do to get the teeth to come in straight in the first place, when they otherwise wouldn't be able to due to palate shape or position...(more) 33 min ago
        of other teeth.
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    • yes 34 min ago
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    • Our dc lost teeth in an unusual order, and wound up with some teeth blocked from growing in properly b/c teeth that "guide" them in weren't there. So doc recommended a minor fix,...(more) 34 min ago
      retainer to adjust just one tooth, and then he is not expected to need braces later.
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    • I will be waiting, no desire to do two big interventions. 34 min ago
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  3. Toddler Ds best friend is moving and his last day of school was today. 7th grade. the kids were chanting his name in between classes :( 36 min ago (5 replies)
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    • moving far? 36 min ago
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    • my 7th grade ds's best friend's last day of school was today, too! He's so sad. 32 min ago
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      • have you made plans for the friend to come back and visit or ds to go there? 31 min ago
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        • I talked to his mother today. We'll plan something -- and they might go to camp together this summer 31 min ago
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  4. Toddler It is raining. Positive- swimming will be canceled. Negative- pick up will be disasterous 37 min ago (6 replies)
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    • disastrous? really???? why? 36 min ago
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      • south west so pick up is outside in a courtyard. It rarely rains here so that just generally fucks things up 35 min ago
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        • i'm sure it will be fine 33 min ago
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          • you do not know the drivers of Phoenix AZ. I saw a driver go left in a traffic circle... they are not used to change. 32 min ago
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    • Why cancelled? 35 min ago
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      • outside pool. and she is 7. no need to go swim in the rain for an hour when it is not even 65 degrees for kids. 34 min ago
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  5. Toddler Idk what to do with mil. She is more and more detached, just really only into shopping and superficial stuff, barely makes an effort to care about dcs. It makes me sad because we...(more) 37 min ago (7 replies)
    do see her fairly often. She asks to see the kids and then ignores them.
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    • I she depressed? Does she live alone? does she have friends? What does DH say? 36 min ago
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      • op-I think she has been depressed forever in a weird way, not obvious (looks great, has some friends...Not shut in or anything). My dh thinks it's sad too. Thankfully fil is a...(more) 35 min ago
        pretty nice guy but it's hard being around her.
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    • how old is she? 35 min ago
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      • op-she is 63 so young 35 min ago
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        • yes, that really is strange. I thought she was much older and depressed, angry at life or whatever. 31 min ago
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        • accept her for who she is and find ways to have her part of your life but on your terms. 29 min ago
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    • I think not all grandparents are into kids. My in-laws like to see the kids but don't interact much with them. I don't even think they know how 29 min ago
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  6. Toddler I have given our biweekly cleaners a spontaneous raise (bc I feel guilty they are low wage) to $135 for 1600sf. Over the last 6 months I know they've been spending less time at...(more) 37 min ago (7 replies)
    our place and cutting corners. I (genuinely) forgot to leave a holiday tip yesterday and they left a note reminding me to tip them. WWYD?
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    • ^ I gave them the raise a year ago. 37 min ago
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    • Probably time to find new cleaners 36 min ago
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    • They're poor, therefore they're noble. You are not feeling sufficient guilt for your privilege. How dare you criticize the work that they do. 36 min ago
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    • It's really cheeky to ask for a tip. I'd fire them and hire someone else. 36 min ago
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    • If you love them, tip them next time. If you don't, don't tip and try and find someone you do love. 34 min ago
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    • I would not fire them till after the new year but begin researching a replacement. I would give them a tip but dont' let them make you feel guilty. A tip is not guaranteed ever. 34 min ago
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  7. Toddler Government Experts help me understand the Cuba embargo. Kennedy put in place Proclamation 3447 in 1962--did this become a law? What is a proclamation? Does Congress have to amend,...(more) 38 min ago (2 replies)
    repeal or pass something to change this proclamation?
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    • Diplomacy/state dept. stuff is within the purview of the Executive Branch. 32 min ago
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      • so they can open the embassay but can they remove the actual embargo? Open up to banking, exchange of goods & services without overturning kennedy's order? 27 min ago
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  8. Toddler Kid opens remote control helicopter - it flies around for a bit, then stops working - is that something a store would take back? Thanks! 38 min ago (3 replies)
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    • This is the story of every remote control helicopter we gave ever had 37 min ago
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    • ^^ also does the answer change if the kid did something like fly it into a wall (I am work, details still hazy). 37 min ago
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  9. Toddler I went to Goodwill over my lunch break and saw this delightfully tacky, 70's owl lamp. It's huge. I bought it. My 4 yo needs a lamp for his room, and I just couldn't resist. Do...(more) 40 min ago (7 replies)
    you think I should give it to him for Christmas?
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    • yes 40 min ago
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    • sounds awesome!! 39 min ago
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    • Yes! Great gift. 39 min ago
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    • While it sounds fabulous, I don't think a 4yo is going to be thrilled with this as a xmas gift. 39 min ago
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    • Yes, tinypic? 39 min ago
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    • You have a great sense of humor! Do it. 37 min ago
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    • so cool. show us. 36 min ago
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  10. Toddler This post has been disliked 5 times. showI think most adhd and many autism spectrum diagnosis's happen because of a combination of lazy teaching and money hungry doctors. 40 min ago (12 replies)
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    • until you deal with it first hand, i don't think you have the right to make a comment like this. 39 min ago
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      • I think this might be the same person who doesn't like associating with down syndrome people. Trolly trollerson 38 min ago
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    • Sure, all those lazy teachers who had been in my 21mo's life... oh, wait... 39 min ago
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      • i would hope your dc is on the very clear end of the spectrum. obviously i am not talking about them. but on the lighter end of the spectrum and most adhd. A lot of the time these...(more) 36 min ago
        people will just be difficult boys who get labelled and medicated
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    • Hang on, let me get my popcorn for this one 39 min ago
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    • aaaaand... collapse 38 min ago
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    • you're saying that just to start a fight. why, why do this when we need more kindness and compassion in the world 37 min ago
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      • np: It is not "unkind" to suggest that kids are expected to conform in ways they've not been in the past and that they don't need to be drugged. 35 min ago
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    • I don't really see people with a dx who don't have SOMETHING going on, but I do see people, including some professionals, jumping to conclusions about what issue a kid has. You...(more) 37 min ago
      know that expression, "to a carpenter with a hammer, every problem looks like a nail?" So a lot of kids who have something else going on are presumed ADHD if they're difficult or acting out.
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    • Really. Most. What's your training in this area. 36 min ago
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    • you are entitled to your opinion, even if you are wrong 36 min ago
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    • cutting school budgets definately contributes. once stimulants were on the market we as adults got addicted to this quick fix for dealing with boys. cheap and effective and...(more) 34 min ago
      parents want good graders so all of the adults involved (DOE admins, teachers, parents) are unconsciously or not shaking hands. I think it's substituting hitting a kid with a ruler for meds. Both to me are child abuse.
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  11. Toddler How much do you pay for a haircut? 40 min ago (24 replies)
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    • 50 40 min ago
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    • $100 40 min ago
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    • 20 tops 39 min ago
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      • I'm trying to decide between a $65 haircut (I know he's good) and a $16 haircut. My hair is a wreck. 38 min ago
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        • Depends on your hair. I have straight hair and like it simple so not worth it paying more. 37 min ago
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          • and i have curly hair and pay $100 but 3x a year so it's worth it to me! 37 min ago
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            • My hair is straight, curly, frizzy. It's awful. 36 min ago
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              • ^^^ last cut I got was in may I think. Can't even remember 36 min ago
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                • ACK! spend more money, get it under control and then you can go cheap! 35 min ago
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        • They all go through the same schooling and licensing. Dumb to pay more. 36 min ago
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          • omg this is so far from the truth 35 min ago
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            • It is the truth. 32 min ago
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              • do you really think super cuts is cutting hair the same as any other place? lololololol 30 min ago
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                • Do you not get that learning how to cut angles, shapes, is all the same at any school? 29 min ago
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                  • no, it's not! that's what YOU don't get. 26 min ago
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                  • again, why is the lady at super cuts so bad and the lady who does my curly hair at devachan SO good? it's not like i want to pay more and it's not like i didn't go to 20381294128...(more) 25 min ago
                    other places that were less $!
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          • sure they do and then you have to KEEP going and going and hair cuttery people do not. 35 min ago
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            • Now this is really dumb. 32 min ago
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              • oh my. 31 min ago
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              • no, she's right. yes most $$ places can be ridiculous but if you don't have poker straight hair, you know the difference b/t a good cut and a shitty one. 30 min ago
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              • do you feel this way about doctors? really the same thing 29 min ago
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    • 65 39 min ago
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    • I pay $125 but only need a haircut twice a year 36 min ago
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    • $75 26 min ago
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  12. Toddler DD got into college and I'm purging the apartment of every brochure, practice SAT test, to-do lists, draft essays... it is all going! 40 min ago (43 replies)
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    • Yay!!! Where? 40 min ago
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      • Tufts! 38 min ago
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        • np: I hope I am you next year! DD is interested in Tufts. 37 min ago
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          • NP my ds is there now and LOVES it 36 min ago
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        • Ooh what fun! She's going to have a great time there. Did she do some creative video or anything? Tufts always gets the creative juices flowing 37 min ago
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          • no, lol. but the application is a tough one... it does really bring out the quirkiness. 36 min ago
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        • congratulations. She must ne so excited! 37 min ago
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          • what a great xmas present 36 min ago
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            • hannukah! 36 min ago
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              • oh I apologize. My raw-cookie-dough-fueled brain isn't see ing alternatives 35 min ago
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        • Why are you sending all that crap to Tufts? 36 min ago
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          • op- if she hadn't gotten in we were going to spend the next 2 weeks writing essays. 34 min ago
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        • I work at Tufts. It is a nice place and a good school 35 min ago
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    • Hooray! 40 min ago
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    • YAY! You're not the one from Louisiana right? I think that was a DS 39 min ago
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      • no, I missed that one. 38 min ago
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    • ditto. but not Tufts...ds got into 5 schools so far so at least we now he is heading somewhere! 36 min ago
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      • op- she had gotten into another school, but this was *the one* so now we are done! 36 min ago
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        • so she did ED and EA? 35 min ago
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          • yes, which I highly recommend.. better to have something if possible. 35 min ago
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            • ds did 7 EAs. No EDs 34 min ago
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        • is she Tulane dd oo? 35 min ago
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          • tulane was one of them.. she actually applied to several EA schools. 27 min ago
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            • glad she is going to her first choice! 26 min ago
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      • np - we are applying next year. 5 accepts?! that sounds like a straight a student to me. how many schools did he apply to? 34 min ago
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        • not staright As by any stretch. B student. he is applying to 13 schools altogether 33 min ago
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        • actually B students who apply to appropriate schools have a better chance of being accepted. schools just off the "top tier" have acceptance rates in the 30s and 40% range, not...(more) 32 min ago
          10%.
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          • yup. he is applying to a bunch of good solid, schools that are appropriate for him. so far so good 32 min ago
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            • I'm sure they are excellent schools.. the numbers are just a touch less competitive. still stressful though! 31 min ago
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              • i think they are excellent for him. Many would scoff. 31 min ago
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          • exactly . the target schools for A students are impossible to get into. 32 min ago
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            • he is not applying to any of those. A few above his range...many right at his range and a few safeties. 31 min ago
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          • this is all so good to know. my son is a b+ student, with good scores, not great. and some very strong recommendations. he's not applying to any 'top tier' schools, just some...(more) 30 min ago
            great one out in the midwest. where we are not from.
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            • he will do great!!! good luck to him. The process can get hairy if you listen to too many people 29 min ago
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              • TY! and very wise advice - advice I will follow. 27 min ago
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                • and congrats to your dc!!!! 26 min ago
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            • he'll do great. 28 min ago
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              • TY! and congrats to you all as well! 26 min ago
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    • congratulations. 32 min ago
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  13. Toddler How much should i give to head concierge at apt building, and regular concierge? is $60 and $40 ok? in boston 40 min ago (16 replies)
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    • $100 and $75 39 min ago
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      • gah. that is so much :( 39 min ago
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        • Every year (in my old building) we got a list of 25+ people to tip. There are 800 apartments and it's a middle class building. $75 to $100 each would mean no money for presents...(more) 34 min ago
          for anyone else.
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          • She's mentioned 2 people. 31 min ago
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            • OP: How many people work in your building? How many units? UMC? 30 min ago
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              • ^^^Oops, I am asking OP that 30 min ago
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              • 8 people total. A bit over 100 units. Any building with doormen/concierge service is at least UMC. 30 min ago
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                • ^^^I'm OR 29 min ago
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                • I'd probably take $500 and split it amongst them based on service 28 min ago
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                  • I did $100 each to the super, head doorman and a handyman who helps me a lot. Most of the others got $60. The night doorman got $40. 26 min ago
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      • really? 39 min ago
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        • Really. You live in a concierge building. 38 min ago
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          • i do, but is this reasonable? they get a salary, and we pay condo fees 35 min ago
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            • OR from above - I think $60 and $40 are very generous. 33 min ago
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              • I think it will be on the very low end. 31 min ago
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            • Of course they're paid. Do you only tip volunteers? 31 min ago
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  14. Toddler Why can't I let go my MIL bragging and her family dancing around it? She is ok cook and some dishes are better than others but they start talking about her cooking a week in...(more) 40 min ago (0 replies)
    advance and then keep discussing it and so on and so on. I play along but some dishes are so mediocre it's hard to do it
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  15. Toddler Cute or nah?...(more) 40 min ago (0 replies)
  16. Toddler Why is chase debit card withdrawals higher in only NY NJ and CT? I'm reading the fine print..they won't let me take out 1k from ATM!!! 40 min ago (4 replies)
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    • I hate that fucking limit 40 min ago
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    • Go to the bank 40 min ago
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      • In the middle of nowhere right now 39 min ago
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        • np - so why do you need $1K in cash in the middle of nowhere? 38 min ago
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  17. Toddler Bad jew here, we are having pork ribs and latkes for dinner 41 min ago (24 replies)
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    • sounds so heavy 40 min ago
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      • np- this is my least favorite comment on yb ever. any time someone says a meal or fod is heavy i know you have a food disorder. 39 min ago
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        • lol. you don't know me at all. this would give me a stomach ache. 38 min ago
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          • hahahaha another dead giveaway 38 min ago
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            • np are you projecting? I eat like a horse, but a week of latkes is a lot ! 37 min ago
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              • who said she's eating them for a week? 36 min ago
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              • A week? it is a meal. lol. 36 min ago
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                • hannukah is 8 days darling. 35 min ago
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                  • who said she is eating them every day? 35 min ago
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            • whatever. i am allowed to have an opinion. you're looking for something that isn't there. 37 min ago
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              • OMG, you eat TWO pieces of pizza? i could never. It is SO heavy. 35 min ago
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          • I'm sure it would. Just stick your finger down your throat. all better. 37 min ago
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          • lmao- point made. 37 min ago
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            • food in her stomach would give her a stomach ache. she is on an air and H2O diet 36 min ago
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              • oh please. 35 min ago
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              • ITS SO HEAVY!!! 34 min ago
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                • I think I will break down the h2o to just h and O 33 min ago
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              • cray 33 min ago
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    • yum 40 min ago
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    • not bad to me. you don't have to keep kosher ! 39 min ago
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    • Both go great with Apple sauce 39 min ago
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      • I have home made apple sauce 38 min ago
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  18. Toddler This post has been disliked 4 times. showI don't like associating with down syndrome people. i am very uncomfortable around them. i don't know how to interact with them. 42 min ago (23 replies)
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    • That's too bad. 42 min ago
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    • you sound like a wasp 42 min ago
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    • If you were around them more, you could learn how to communicate with them better. 41 min ago
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    • Just like with other people. 41 min ago
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    • jeez. could you keep this one to yourself? you sound like such a dick 41 min ago
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      • No she couldn't. We all had to hear it. 40 min ago
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      • I doubt she goes around announcing it IRL. 36 min ago
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    • I am assuming you are responded to my post about dhs sister having down's syndrome? Well. you talk to her like a person. She will talk back. You might not like her voice or her...(more) 41 min ago
      face, but she can talk to you like any teen can/
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      • oh ffs it's not about looks, there's a lot of ugly normal people around too, i'd never leave my house if i had a problem with that. but my problem with downs people is i don't...(more) 38 min ago
        know how to talk on their level, i don't know if i'm going over their heard or on the other hand talking too simply
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        • i feel like i am talking over your head right now, so I am going to just avoid you. It works, right? 37 min ago
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        • Just talk. Adjust based on how they respond to you. 31 min ago
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      • ^^and as my dh had to tell the mean girls making fun of his sister last year, unless you want someone (at the moment him) to point out all that is wrong with you, keep your mouth...(more) 38 min ago
        shut, because he can and he would let you know where you lack too.
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        • it really is sad and shocking how mean dcs are, generation after generation. anyone who's different they'll attack 32 min ago
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          • i 100% blame their parents. Dh is the nicest man on the planet. Seriously. I have never seen him mean to anyone. even when angry. Kind and rational. NEver put anyone down. Will be...(more) 30 min ago
            friends with anyone, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, looks, etc. He was raised with a sister who was different and he is kinder for it.
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    • Wow. Try smiling and saying hi. 41 min ago
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    • How many have you seen lately? 40 min ago
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    • i'm uncomfortable around people with down syndrome and other developmental issues. for me that comes from not having any experience with it. 40 min ago
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      • That's why inclusion is good. DCs have experience with people with disabilites and it makes them more comfortable with the issue. 38 min ago
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        • or: ita - i wish when i was younger schools had been better about this. in my adult life i really don't see many people who i would look at and say "oh, that person has x" 34 min ago
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      • I'm uncomfortable around people who speak their minds without considerations of others 38 min ago
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        • or: i would NEVER say this to someone. i'm admitting my own shortcoming and i'm not op. i don't just not like someone bc of something. 36 min ago
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      • they aren't that different; they love to talk about movies and the weather and what they are doing tomorrow. 32 min ago
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  19. Toddler What would you think of me if I gave you a gift in a gift bag with no tissue paper? 43 min ago (20 replies)
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    • That you ran out of tissue paper. I'd also be glad that I'm not the only one who has stuff like that happen. 42 min ago
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    • Would not bother me 42 min ago
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    • clutch the pearls obviously 41 min ago
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    • i would think that you could have found something. even balled up paper towels is better than nothing. 41 min ago
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      • Really? I wouldn't want a person to waste their paper towels to make an impression. 41 min ago
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        • well that 40 min ago
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          • that's the thing, people are just so lazy and don't care anymore. it's a reflection on you. 40 min ago
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            • or they make simple mistakes and forget that they ran out of something. 39 min ago
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              • poor planning. don't even bother with the bag then. just hand it to the person. 38 min ago
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                • You sound high maintenance. Who cares about tissue paper? Just say thank you for the gift and be nice. 37 min ago
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      • lol, really? Balled up paper towels? 40 min ago
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    • Lazy, although I have done it many times when I ran out. Just do it, a gift is a gift, own it. 41 min ago
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    • I do that. I never have the paper. 40 min ago
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    • Literally wouldn't notice 40 min ago
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    • i would flip a farmhouse table and call you a prostitution whore and then throw your sub par gift at you. then stomp over and pick it backup and huff out of the room and slam the...(more) 40 min ago
      door.
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      • This is the most logical response. 39 min ago
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        • I would also send a very nice hand written thank you not with some charming passive aggressive asides on my custom letter pressed stationary 39 min ago
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          • You better send it in a timely manner or I will post on ybm about you. 36 min ago
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      • Did I just post this? Hi me! 39 min ago
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  20. Toddler Burb moms, how much do you tip sanitation guys and mail carrier? Tia 43 min ago (9 replies)
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    • Yes 43 min ago
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    • 0, not allowed to take tips 43 min ago
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      • They can, however, accept gifts 41 min ago
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      • they can accept gifts up to $25 (mailman) 37 min ago
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    • I don't 42 min ago
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    • I used to give the mailman $20 in a card, but it's been someone different off and on for a while now, so I don't know who to even tip, so I'm not going to do it 42 min ago
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    • don't 41 min ago
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    • Nothing. 40 min ago
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  21. Toddler Does anyone have a samsung or LG frontloading washing machine and dryer? Does it really take an hour for a normal load to wash? 44 min ago (11 replies)
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    • yes 55 minutes. 43 min ago
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    • yes 43 min ago
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    • I have different brand (Maytag?) and it takes an hour. 43 min ago
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    • OP: wow I can't do that...It's too fucking long 42 min ago
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      • you know you are allowed to leave the room while it washes, right? and do other things? 40 min ago
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        • No I can't use the shower or use the water in my house when the washer is running. We have a plumping issue that can't really be fixed 29 min ago
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      • Do you stand at the machine when you do laundry for the full cycle? 40 min ago
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      • i love it 40 min ago
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    • sister-in-law had terrible experience with LG appliances. i have a GE front loader and love it 42 min ago
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      • does it take an hour to wash? 41 min ago
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        • I really don't think so - 36 minutes comes to mind 40 min ago
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  22. Toddler Im a speech therapist. Started working for new family in November. For Xmas they gave me $15 Starbucks gc 44 min ago (21 replies)
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    • Sounds nice 44 min ago
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    • Your point? 43 min ago
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    • And? 43 min ago
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    • Mine got $50 ones, but I had them working for me for over a year 43 min ago
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    • Is that ok for the school one? 30 min a week? 43 min ago
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    • So? 43 min ago
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    • should they be giving you anything at all? 43 min ago
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    • and? what a weird post. 42 min ago
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    • I wouldn't give you anything. No offense. 42 min ago
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    • Does that seem typical for working 2 months 42 min ago
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    • Were you hoping for a car? 42 min ago
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    • Why aren't you answering your opinion of a $15 gc? 42 min ago
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    • I wouldn't give you anything other than a card with a nice note (if you were nice, your post is not) 41 min ago
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      • Why? I thought it was sweet, I just started with them 40 min ago
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        • You made it sound like it wasn't enough. 40 min ago
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          • How did I "make it sound" like that? No. You made an assumption 39 min ago
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            • So did many people! You were unclear. 39 min ago
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              • I can see that, but if so, why assume I'm a dick? 38 min ago
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                • Because with no other explanation it sounds like you are. No need to sweat it if you are not. 36 min ago
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        • Then say that 40 min ago
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    • Well, lucky you. 39 min ago
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  23. Special Needs Looking for some advice for Turning 5 Process. Pre-K teacher initially recommended ICT for DS and related speech, maybe OT. The problem is our zoned school, which is a really...(more) 44 min ago (6 replies)
    good public school, does not offer ICT. The next closest school which does have ICT is really a terrible school. We would really like DS to go to his zoned public, so I suggested that instead of ICT, a SETTS. The teacher was on board with recommending that. Does anyone have any experience with asking for a SETTS, over ICT, so that your child can go to your zoned public? Anything I am missing here?
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    • we worked within a similar situation. what i learned through the process is that once they begin elementary school, you'll have a much better sense of what your dc will need....(more) 41 min ago
      beforehand, it was more abstract. i'd go with the zoned first and see how that works out. are you in nyc?
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      • yes 40 min ago
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        • without knowing specific issues, are you looking into any unzoned schools or g&t? 40 min ago
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          • No....he's definitely not g&t. I think mostly average for right now. Our zoned school is pretty top rated though and only a few blocks away from us, so I see no reason to look...(more) 34 min ago
            elsewhere other than the waitlist.
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    • Your zoned school may offer ICT next year. There is a big push for zoned schools to do so. Since the T5 and KConnect processes are completely separate I'd get the IEP that best...(more) 24 min ago
      suits dc now and modify if need be later. If ICT is what is best for dc you'll have no leverage with the school if the IEP doesn't include that.
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      • I'm just afraid that if we go into the meeting asking for ICT, then he won't get a spot in his zoned school. The school is already over crowded and I'm sure they would love an...(more) 19 min ago
        excuse to place in a different school. The teacher didn't seem to favor ICT or SETTS, it was just what she mentioned first. She said she would be on board with SETTS too. From what I understand, both ICT and the gen ed class sizes are both 25 kids. The ICT just has one more teacher (sp. ed.) Isn't a SETTS also going to provide the same level of support?
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  24. Toddler Anyone been to the NYC AG store in the past few days? We are trying to get an isabelle for my daughter - can still order online but arrival date is not until January. Just spoke...(more) 44 min ago (3 replies)
    to them and they said b/c of the holiday season they can not guarantee any stock - how unhelpful - even a guestestimate would be nice
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    • Call back say what day of the week do you get your doll shipments? 43 min ago
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      • are you assuming isabelle will be part of those shipments? 42 min ago
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    • Their store is a madhouse right now. It could be in stock one minute and sold 30 seconds later....(more) 41 min ago
      Not the associate's fault.
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  25. Toddler Quiz: Can you pass the civics test for U.S. citizenship? Every person applying for U.S. citizenship must first pass an oral exam...(more) 44 min ago (31 replies)
    The 100 questions on the civics test cover the basic concepts of American government. Because each applicant is asked 10 questions randomly generated by a computer, everybody has to know all 100. To pass, an applicant must correctly answer at least six questions out of 10.

    Here is a sample of some questions. How many do you know? (Keep in mind that the actual test isn't multiple choice.)
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    • What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? 44 min ago
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      • Freed slaves 41 min ago
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      • did you know it was an executive order? 39 min ago
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        • sounds like a constitutional outrage 27 min ago
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    • I did this a few years ago. BARELY passed. 44 min ago
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    • Under our Constitution some powers belong to the States. What is one power of the States? 41 min ago
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      • Pass laws 40 min ago
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      • Taxation (though this has evolved, obviously) 39 min ago
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    • What are two Cabinet level positions? 41 min ago
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      • Sec of state, sec of interior 38 min ago
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      • Secretary of Defense and another one 36 min ago
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      • bureau of indian affairs 36 min ago
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    • i did 40 min ago
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    • I took it and was so nervous beforehand, truly memorized everything. They asked me 6 very easy questions and I was done. 40 min ago
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    • When was the Constitution written? 40 min ago
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      • 1776 38 min ago
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        • That was Declaration of Independence 4 min ago
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    • What is the "supreme law of the land"? 39 min ago
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    • What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? 38 min ago
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    • If you want to actually take the quiz and get a score - it is here:...(more) 30 min ago
      • to be honest, I got an 86 on the 50 question quiz - 29 min ago
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        • I misses " The House of Representatives has how many voting members?" 28 min ago
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      • Whoo hoo, 98 out of 100, and one was a stupid mis-click! 17 min ago
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      • I got a 94% on the 50 question one. I thought the ohio river was longer than the Missouri, and i messed up the federalist papers one 5 min ago
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        • ^and one more... Forgot 4 min ago
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    • i did pass it. 27 min ago
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