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  1. Toddler Are teachers generally allowed to ask a student to remove an article of clothing?...(more) 29 sec ago (1 reply)
    ds has a dress code, but he is allowed to wear his school fleece over his clothes. he keeps it zipped to his chin, and I just found out he isn't wearing his shirt and tie underneath it. He is clearly breaking a rule and has been punished at home...but how would you feel if the teacher asked him to remove his fleece to check?
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    • if he is a consistant rule breaker then it's fine. she knows what is going on 5 sec ago
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  2. Toddler Has anyone done a Mediterranean cruise? 43 sec ago (0 replies)
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  3. Toddler I sah and have definitely turned into the maid. Dh gets put out if the dishwasher is full with clean dishes or he has to pick up his shirts. I am thinking of going to work just...(more) 47 sec ago (0 replies)
    to get out of this stuff.
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  4. Toddler Is light suntan and nude the same, as far as tights. 1 min ago (1 reply)
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    • no, i think nude is the palest 25 sec ago
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  5. Toddler Ds has not heard from 2 colleges yet...bad sign, right? 4 min ago (5 replies)
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    • do they email everything now or is it still snail mail 4 min ago
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      • one is definitely snail mail but most kids have heard. Thye do 3 waves of letters. I think it is abad sign that ds has not heard yet. 2 min ago
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    • Don't all letters go out at the same time whether they're bad or good? 3 min ago
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  6. Toddler As someone who has moved in the elementary years, having a national standard is a GOOD THING. Having set grade level learning is important. It varies so much from district to...(more) 5 min ago (7 replies)
    district and state to state. My kids have experienced it. What is a problem is testing and more testing and having teacher evaluations tied to that testing
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    • The problem is that implementation is a shit show. Maybe it will be good in the long run, but right now, it's a mess. 4 min ago
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      • The implementation hasn't been bad at either of the schools my kids have been at, but that I think it is just luck. 3 min ago
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        • It is. It's been horrible in our district. It's a "top rated" one and there are a lot of crazy parents on both sides--those pushing to make sure the school produces top scores...(more) 2 min ago
          and those freaking out about too much testing. I don't mind the testing, but I don't like how much time is being spent on test prep. Plus the teachers still aren't fully trained on the new math programs, etc.
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          • see not at our district, it h as been very smooth 45 sec ago
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      • np: it's a mess because it has been privatized and politicized. Let teachers and education phDs set the standards, get the insane profit motive out of it and the standards will...(more) 3 min ago
        be good
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    • I don't think anyone argues with the idea of national standards (except maybe tea partiers). The problem is the standards were determined using a flawed metric by non-educators...(more) 1 min ago
      and were implemented in a very haphazard way.
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  7. Toddler How do people with no families exist. My friend's dh is an only child, both parents dead, distant uncles/aunts/cousins overseas he has never met. No blood in the US besides his...(more) 6 min ago (25 replies)
    dc. Crazy.
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    • Eh. I'm an only and my family is in another country. It doesn't bother me. 6 min ago
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      • I have an only, too. 4 min ago
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    • sucks 6 min ago
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    • well you just explained it 6 min ago
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    • I would be fine with that, I'm a loner by nature 5 min ago
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    • They don't have much of a choice, I guess. 5 min ago
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    • it is sad. i too have no extended family whatsoever in the US - they are all overseas where we emigrated from. but at least here i have 2 sisters and my 2 parents are still alive....(more) 5 min ago
      plus my kids.
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      • This is basically me, but I feel like having my parents and siblings is enough. 5 min ago
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        • it is all i have ever known, so it is fine. but i have to admit, i am a little envious sometimes of people with big clans. it looks fun. 3 min ago
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    • Dh' best friend has NO family. Not even kids. That said he's at my house for every holiday and get together. We've adopted him. My kids call him uncle Jose. 5 min ago
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    • I am only with four Dcs. My neighbor next door is an only with four Dcs 5 min ago
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      • I am an only with an only. DH has a sister but she doesn't want kids. We're going to be small families for a while. 2 min ago
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    • This is my fear. I grew up with a huge extended family overseas and moved to the US in my 20's. My sister is in the US as well...but that's it. I cannot imagine the sort of life...(more) 3 min ago
      my dc will lead without a large extended family. I feel sad for them.
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      • np, they can always marry into big extended families if they feel they need that 2 min ago
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      • but you chose to move away from your family. 1 min ago
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        • due to other reasons. I still miss the family, even though I have made a life for myself here now. My kids know only this life. 56 sec ago
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      • It largely depends on personality. I came from a small family and so did DH. Large gatherings and visits exhaust us. We're both happy to go home and relax. 1 min ago
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    • this is the kind of man you marry if you want to cheat because he'll never leave you because without you and his dc he has nobody 3 min ago
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      • WTF 2 min ago
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        • it's true. don't shoot the messenger 2 min ago
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          • not true at all, depends on the person, he may be fine being alone 1 min ago
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          • No lady. It's not true. Having no family doesn't mean having no self respect. 1 min ago
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          • You are one nutjob messenger 1 min ago
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      • OMFG 2 min ago
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      • lol 2 min ago
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  8. Toddler Am I the only one who has zero fear that a pilot is going to kill me? 8 min ago (15 replies)
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    • You are not. 7 min ago
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      • TY. I was getting caught up in the lemming stampede 7 min ago
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    • there is no point in fearing these things so i don't bother either 7 min ago
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    • This isn't a fear I have either. Slim chance. 7 min ago
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    • nah I'm there with you. have a whole bunch of flights coming up. 7 min ago
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    • I'm more concerned about road rage than a pilot 7 min ago
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    • i am not an anxious person, so no, i do not worry about that kind of thing. 7 min ago
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      • OP - I AM an anxious person - in CBT for it - and this doesn't worry me. I mean WTF? 6 min ago
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        • ^lol, of course, CBT is working, so there's that 5 min ago
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        • np: I'm not an anxious person, but I hate to fly, not because I think anything about a pilot, but I constantly think of scenarios of malfunction and plane crashing 3 min ago
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    • i'm with you. this is not a concern for me. 6 min ago
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    • I'm not comfortable flying generally, but this isn't my concern. Nor is terrorism. I worry about mechanical issues (And yes, I know it is "safe") 6 min ago
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      • I worry about metal fatigue, esp on planes that make short haul flights 5 min ago
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    • I have things I'm anxious about--that is not on it. 5 min ago
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  9. Toddler I really enjoy celebrating my birthday, but i am not a big drinker and i dont go to bars anymore. other than just a nice dinner out, what can you suggest? 8 min ago (13 replies)
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    • Spa day 8 min ago
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      • when i turned 40, i took my 2 df's for a spa day and lunch. it was perfect 8 min ago
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    • spa day 8 min ago
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    • Go to dinner and a concert with friends. 8 min ago
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    • I always take a long walk alone for my birthday. I daydream, windowshop, just aimlessly stroll. IT usually is both reflective and inspiring 7 min ago
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    • A nice dinner out. I am an admitted loner/introvert but I find adults who like celebrating their own birthdays strange 7 min ago
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      • so why have a nice dinner out? why not completely ignore it? make sure your kids don't mention it, either. 5 min ago
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        • I think having your dh and kids celebrate with you is sweet. Calling all friends and neighbors to celebrate your birthday I find childlike 2 min ago
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    • maybe do an interesting dinner expereince or a cooking class 7 min ago
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      • op: hmm thats a good idea. i took a sushi making class once. it was fun 6 min ago
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    • i think a nice dinner out is, well, nice. 6 min ago
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      • op: yes i agree. im not opposed to it, just simply open to suggestions :) 5 min ago
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  10. Toddler Help me out here. Roasting a turkey and an extra turkey breast. Which one should I cook first? 8 min ago (2 replies)
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  11. Toddler The increase in road fatalities in the 12 months after 9/11 was bigger than the death toll on 9/11. Irrational morons choosing to driving and killing themselves and/or others....(more) 9 min ago (0 replies)
    Nobody should have opinions without verifying statistics 1st.
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  12. Toddler WOH's: do you have any sort of flexible schedule? 9 min ago (9 replies)
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    • yes, but I work most weekends and evenings to make up for it 9 min ago
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    • School schedule and Dh WAH. Ideal mix, IMO. 8 min ago
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    • Nothing set, but I'm always allowed to come in late/leave early/take day off 8 min ago
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    • not a schedule per se, because i do work 9-5, but i can work from home as much or as little as i want. and i want to take off at 4 for a dentist appt and come back at 5 and catch...(more) 8 min ago
      up til 6 or 7, that's my prerogative. it's all about scheduling calls & meetings around this stuff.
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    • yes, my schedule matches my needs exactly 6 min ago
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    • completely 6 min ago
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    • Yes. No fixed start/end time though typically 8:20-4:30. But I manage software deployments, sometimes we work late night after 10:30pm. 5 min ago
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    • very very 5 min ago
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    • yes I make my own hours and can work at home any time I need to provided there isn't an occasion for me to be in the office like a meeting 4 min ago
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  13. Toddler Wow. Six of Angelina Jolie's relatives have died of cancer...(more) 12 min ago (5 replies)
    • I dont even have 6 relatives 12 min ago
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    • This should not shock you 10 min ago
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    • Same with my family. Colon, pancreatic, and breast cancer in our family. No BRAC, gene. But likely Lynch Syndrome. 7 min ago
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  14. Toddler Have a gyn appt today. So anxious. I hate being weighed (former ED), afraid they will find something wrong, the list goes on. Ugh 12 min ago (13 replies)
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    • former ED here too and I turn my back on the scale and tell them I don't want to know. 12 min ago
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      • op - I do too but half the time the nurse tlls me ayway (as in, oh you have nothing to worry about your weight is good at XXX) 8 min ago
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        • I charmingly make it VERY clear they are not to tell me. 7 min ago
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          • do you tell them the reason? 2 min ago
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    • you should say you don't want to be weighed 12 min ago
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      • op - i am afraid they will think that I am a huge PITA if I do that 7 min ago
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    • you sound like an anxious person in general. Do you have any coping strategies? 11 min ago
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      • op - yes and i am using them, I am in a strssful cycle in my life right now so this is getting to me more than it should 8 min ago
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        • np- what are they? I could use some help 6 min ago
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          • i use CBT techniques like recognizing harmful thoughts and disputing them, also things like going for a walk, taking a wrokout class I like etc 4 min ago
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          • When I was the hospital they made us make a list of coping mechanisms like reading, crosswords, carrying quotes with us, planning something like painting or going for a walk...(more) 10 sec ago
            afterwards. Having a list of people you can call to distract you.
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      • Having a former ED being anxious about the scale is extremely common. 6 min ago
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  15. Toddler Your membership will end on April 04, 2015 After that date, you will lose access to your benefits and your card will not be charged. 13 min ago (0 replies)
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  16. Toddler I hope this tragedy will change some of the airline practices. That's all. 15 min ago (50 replies)
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    • uh it will, luftansa is going to face a MASSIVE law suit and money talks 14 min ago
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    • perhaps, but an intent pilot will find a way to bring down a plane, no matter the safeguards. 14 min ago
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      • taconic 13 min ago
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        • Oh stop it. I feel like people who say this have serious issues. 4 min ago
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      • That's what dh said and my jaw dropped because he knows I'm a terrible flyer! 12 min ago
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        • np, and he knows he married an irrational moron. YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN A CAR. MUCH more likely. Cars are like death on wheels compared to planes. 10 min ago
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          • I totally know that. Those of us with a fear of flying are not rational at ALL. I go on my boat with no issues. I'm more likely to drown. 9 min ago
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    • Beyond 2 pilots, not much you can do 14 min ago
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      • plenty you can do, with respect to use of doctors. 13 min ago
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        • these things are already in place. There are thousands of flights a day, and that one slipped through the crack, as horrible as it is, are pretty good stats. Mental health will...(more) 11 min ago
          continue to be put on a back burner, just like it is after gun massacres.
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          • This this this 11 min ago
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          • I hope not. Medical evaluation would be nice thing to implement. 8 min ago
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            • they are already required. Psych evals and annual exams. required. faa rule 6 min ago
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          • NP in fact all of this talk about how depression made him do it is going to make it LESS LIKELY that pilots who are going through a depressive episode will ask for help 7 min ago
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            • really. but you're not concerned about all the depressed gun owners 5 min ago
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              • so let me get this straight, in your world theres a link between depression and mass murder? 4 min ago
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                • NP - this is gonna give depression a bad name 3 min ago
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                • I think you're confused 3 min ago
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        • Itd 11 min ago
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        • right? a very simple duty to report 11 min ago
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    • What practices? What should be changed? 13 min ago
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      • not a damn think, imo 12 min ago
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      • the door locking mechanism as 1 obvious fix 12 min ago
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        • much higher risks of terrorists trying to get it 11 min ago
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          • ^get IN 11 min ago
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          • there are many possible solutions to this 11 min ago
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            • starting with EU adopting US policies 9 min ago
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            • the ONLY sensible policy is to have 2 people at all times in cockpit, and this is still not a guarantee 7 min ago
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              • which is already a rule in the US 5 min ago
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                • fine, that is sensible, anything else is not 4 min ago
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        • in the US, there has to be two people in the cockpit at all times. 11 min ago
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        • so terrorists can storm the cockpit? 9 min ago
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    • Oh, FFS. Flying is the SAFEST method of transportation. You think pilots will all now throw themselves off cliffs like lemmings? 13 min ago
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      • research actually does support this possibility 12 min ago
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        • nonsense. there have not been enough pilot-suicide-mass murder to draw any meaningful conclusion 10 min ago
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          • contagion effect of suicide 10 min ago
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            • in teenage girls, possibly 9 min ago
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              • actually it is higher in boys but whatever 9 min ago
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                • still not generalizable to pilots 9 min ago
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                  • is is worth considering and i am certain that the airlines are doing just this, obviously i agree with you that the possibility is infinitesimal 8 min ago
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            • OMG 9 min ago
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      • Not for those 150 who died and also MH-370 passangers. 11 min ago
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        • and we just ignore the BILLIONS that fly safely? Ugh, I am surrounded by idiots. 10 min ago
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          • np Yet you are so charming. Amazing that you manage to flourish as you do. 6 min ago
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        • np, and what about the 1500 extra road fatalities in the months after 9/11 10 min ago
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        • hey its time to take evidence of a few and apply it to all 9 min ago
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          • are you still removing your shoes before going into the gate? 7 min ago
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            • because I have to moron, not becuase I think it will deter anything 6 min ago
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              • and you know when they made it into the rule, right? so yes one occurence can be applied to all 2 min ago
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        • so i guess you think that since the girl in the rolling stone case fabricated her rape story that must mean rape doesnt happen on campus? 8 min ago
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  17. Toddler Anyone watch the reunion last night who wants to chat for a few? 16 min ago (43 replies)
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    • RH? sure! What is going on with Brandi's face?? 14 min ago
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      • I know. She has had one bad set of fillers after the next. She is such a deeply messed up person. 14 min ago
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        • But why? I know I am in the minority here but I thought she was so beautiful and looked very young for her age! Now she looks like Jocelyn Wlidestein! She can't even speak 13 min ago
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          • She does! Cat Lady! 13 min ago
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    • Brandi is pretty pathetic. I know she need money but her core is showing and it's bit pretty 13 min ago
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      • ^not pretty 13 min ago
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        • I don't understand how there are any fans who are on her side. She is such a mess of a human being. 12 min ago
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          • I assume they just feel bad for her or think she is "acting". Sad part Is she is just being herself 12 min ago
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            • She is like a gaping wound 11 min ago
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              • np: good description. 10 min ago
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            • or from above--you would always hear people blame "the edit" for them coming off bad--but Yolanda proves that it is not the edit it is the person. Yolanda never comes off...(more) 10 min ago
              bad--but the rest of them--yikes!
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              • Really? Yolanda has come off horribly in the past. The crap she pulled on Lisa and ken was ridiculous. 9 min ago
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                • I disagree. She has never been trashy and down in the mud 6 min ago
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                  • Accusing ken of roughing her up? Complete lie and in the mud. 5 min ago
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                    • or- that was such a small thing in the grand scheme of this trashy show! 4 min ago
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                      • She also dug up info on ken and went after him and Lisa on her blog. Sadly, the info she had was on the wrong ken Todd just made her look like an asshole. She is sneaky, you are...(more) 2 min ago
                        just missing it. I wouldn't call a woman falsely accusing a man of assault on national tv nothing.
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                        • Ok- you clearly are far more into this than I am. In comparison to the seriously loserish behavior on display by all on this show and others--she comes off to me as sane and...(more) 1 min ago
                          gracious.
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                          • np this season 45 sec ago
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                          • Far into it? I read one article and her blog. 32 sec ago
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                        • np ita. she has definitely been super nasty on the show like everyone else. but i think she watched it and probably didn't like what she saw. coupled with being sick and maybe...(more) 56 sec ago
                          even her dds' fame + one's dwi, she may have decided to be super nice this season and make no enemies
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                      • Just making excuses 1 min ago
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                        • I am clearly tangling with people who are way more invested in this show than I am. 42 sec ago
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                          • Lol, such a YBM response when you've been challenged. 2 sec ago
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                    • ita. she's been nasty in the past and clearly made a choice to do differently. the ghandi thing is a little annoying 3 min ago
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              • Yolanda is an arrogant fake who is angling for a lifestyle program. 8 min ago
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                • agree 6 min ago
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                • I'm tired of her script, even though I like her as a person. 6 min ago
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    • Brandi and Kim are tragic, they need to get off the show. Let's go back to fancy parties, nice vacations, opulent homes, etc 10 min ago
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      • This! They are not fun to watch 10 min ago
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        • You need bad guys to make this show work but I feel like it's time for new bad guys. 9 min ago
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          • You don't, I'm ok watching something like " lifestyle son the rich and wanna be famous 9 min ago
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    • I think Brandi is a mess --both physically and psychologically. She lashes out all the time at everyone. She is quick witted and funny but seems like that is gone this season. NOt...(more) 8 min ago
      funny anymore. Kyle looks like she lost lbs but I didn't like her hair last night. She seems even lamer than ever. Kim is still an addict in her behavior even if she isn't' drinking. Lisa (older one) looked AWFUL. The hair was a mess and her dress was SO unflattering. And she talked over everyone. I love Lisa Rhinna -- she is nutty but I like her. She always seems like she is trying to do the right thing & be a good person but definitely not playing with a full deck. Yolanda looked pretty and clearly didn't feel well. I don't understand her illness well enough to comment on it.
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      • Brandi hasn't been funny since she first debuted 7 min ago
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        • I definitely think she has. and funny on WWHL. obviously I'm sharing my opinion here and we all have different things that make us laugh 5 min ago
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      • OP Agree on almost all fronts!!! Lisa has aged a lot in the last few years (no big deal, we all have) but I think she needs to adjust her makeup and clothes to reflect her newer...(more) 6 min ago
        look. I really wonder WTF is going on with Yolanda. I feel terrible for her and I really don't know enough about Lyme, but I do wonder if something else is going on there with her, medically. Kyle looked frozen.
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        • Np. Agree, lisa really needs a style update but I am ok with her as she embraces her Liberace 80s look to the fullest 5 min ago
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          • And what can I say? I love Rinna and Eileen. Eileen is a grownup. Rinna is a hardworking hustler. 5 min ago
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            • OR here and I left out Eileen! LOL she does seem to be the one attempting to be mature and sort of stares with her mouth open most of the time. She tends to repeat herself a LOT...(more) 2 min ago
              which is annoying but still
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          • I think she is beautiful and the others are jealous of that (I never invoke jealousy but I think it is appropriate here) 4 min ago
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          • i feel like her girdled up look works well for her but last night, she wasn't doing that and it looked awful 4 min ago
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            • np- her princess hair looked ridiculous--she needs to cut it or something 3 min ago
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              • I agree. it was all frizzy too. hair stylist shouldn't have let her out with it like that 2 min ago
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        • or from above--agree with both of you! 5 min ago
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  18. Toddler SAHM here. I went in to a depressed funk after losing my mom after a long illness. Then I started volunteering at dcs' school and just finished a very successful...(more) 16 min ago (17 replies)
    fundraising event that I chaired. I feel like I'm "back"--like it pulled me out. I don't want to go back to my old career (banking) because I really do want to be here for my family--not just my kids and DH, but my dad, ILs, etc as well. Not sure what to do next.
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    • take on another chair project? start your own? 15 min ago
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      • op: I'm happy to do whatever they want me to do, but I also know that I can't make the school my "life"--I don't work there and there needs to be an appropriate separation, I...(more) 14 min ago
        think.
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        • NP Not suggesting it's your life,but there are plenty of volunteer projects. I run the after school program for eample 13 min ago
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          • OP: One thing I realized while working on this is just how stretched the development director is. There is no marketing person at the school and a lot of things fall through the...(more) 10 min ago
            cracks (the website, publications/newsletters, etc). They don't have the money to hire another person--I would love to be able to volunteer and help her out, but I'm not sure that's appropriate. I guess I could float the idea to the HOS, see what they think.
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    • You said you wanted to be there for everyone... but you left yourself off the list. 15 min ago
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      • op: yes and no. Being there for my family IS important to me, it's something I want to do--and I feel lucky that I have the option of not working so I can do that. I know lots...(more) 9 min ago
        of people who struggle to balance all these needs with a FT job, so really, I know I should not complain about being able to make that choice.
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        • I totally get that. But look at the satisfaction you just got from doing something. I guess I just mean, it sounds like you need to do something. Find a cause that is not school...(more) 8 min ago
          (because your kids will get older and you will lose the connection to the school), and spend some time with whatever cause/organization you select. GL!
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    • find a meaningful volunteer experience outside of dcs school, so it's your thing 15 min ago
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    • well, find something else - this is clearly very helpful for you ! congrats (and sorry for your loss) 14 min ago
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      • Thanks. I guess I'm struggling to figure out what that "something else" would be. 12 min ago
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        • maybe meeting with a friend to generate options. one who knows you/your community 9 min ago
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          • op: you know, that's a really good idea. I met a lot of people over the course of this project--would be good to have lunch, etc. network a bit. 8 min ago
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            • there you go! and what sort of banking did you do? 4 min ago
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              • M&A--I was a lawyer who moved over to banking. 3 min ago
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                • so might you use any part of that in a new way? I'm a medical writer now doing content development for a boutique PR firm. Not at all the same, but used the same skills 1 min ago
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    • Can you take on a volunteering project outside school? Or a home project? Join a book club, community garden, something that gives structure to your week 12 min ago
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    • volunteer somewhere else. hospice, children's hospital, animal shelter 12 min ago
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  19. Toddler Taking elementary-aged dc to Europe for 1.5wks. Other than their meds/sunscreen, what am I most likely forgetting to pack? 16 min ago (8 replies)
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    • A book to read at bedtime? 15 min ago
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    • doesnt matter. dont stress. they have stores in europe. surely you can pick up anything you may need. make sure your plane bag is packed for them 14 min ago
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      • In the plane bag? books/Kindle, headphones, travel games/cards. We have our IPad. I should put a snack bag in each of their bags, right? 13 min ago
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        • op: snacks for sure. unless you want to pay $6 for a bag of chips, that has 3 chips in it 12 min ago
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    • I am scanning in our passports today and emailing them to myself. Also packing small blankets for the plane. Do you have headphones, Dramamine/Tylenol, chargers? 10 min ago
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      • Needs to double-check the charger situation. I typically write down the passport numbers and keep them with me 7 min ago
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    • Empty water bottles 10 min ago
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      • This is a good idea. Thanks 8 min ago
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  20. Toddler I'm having to go present at an elementary school for their wellness day. 30 rotations, 12 minutes each. Can I really do anything of meaning in 12 minutes? 16 min ago (2 replies)
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    • What will you do there? 15 min ago
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      • sun safety. Feel like not enough time to do a fun game, and if I just lecture for 10 minutes that'll be dull too. Wish now I had not committed. 14 min ago
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  21. Toddler Aside from houzz, are their websites you look at for renovation inspiration? [For context, I'm renovating a nyc apt bathroom and looking for ideas.] 16 min ago (4 replies)
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    • pinterest? 16 min ago
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    • I like Pinterest more 14 min ago
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    • I like slideshows on twitter from dwell and similar sources. 13 min ago
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    • I read a lot of magazines and blogs. I find houzz is mainly the same thing and just exactly what is current - subway tiles, white kitchen, some dark cabinets. 6 min ago
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  22. Toddler I know that pilots in the US already have to have psych evals, but it's the gun carrying pilots that seem more of a concern. Still, unlikely, but do they really need to carry...(more) 17 min ago (0 replies)
    guns?
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  23. Toddler If you need a good haggadah:...(more) 17 min ago (0 replies)
    The Unorthodox-Haggadah-Dogma-free-Passover- by Nathan Philips. Go for it.
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  24. Toddler Nanny here. I don't mind if the occasional mom's item ends up in kids laundry except it depresses me. The clothes are so tiny sometimes I have to hold them up and think if they...(more) 19 min ago (11 replies)
    are for DC or her. Eating disorders really do have nice benefits.
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    • do you work for tara reid? 18 min ago
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    • maybe she is naturally thin? 17 min ago
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      • I know how she eats. Or rather, that she doesn't eat. 16 min ago
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        • ^^but she is naturally pretty. So many thin but not that pretty moms, she is not Anerican - exotic looking and stunning at 45. 15 min ago
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          • Is she really short? 13 min ago
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            • No, but DC is very tall for 11yo. 13 min ago
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    • You are so fake or a total bitch 17 min ago
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    • you sound fat 16 min ago
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    • Is she 4 feet tall? 14 min ago
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  25. Toddler Has anyone done the Fresh Direct prepared meals for a holiday? $139 for a meal that serves 6-8 seems like a great deal--but how does it taste? Considerin Leg of Lamb 20 min ago (11 replies)
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    • IS it the meal or just the leg of lam 19 min ago
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      • meal with sides! 18 min ago
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        • I thought it was just the protein 17 min ago
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    • that does seem very cheap 19 min ago
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      • Almost too cheap? 17 min ago
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        • op- FD portion sizes are tiny so I take the serves 6-8 with a grain of salt 17 min ago
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    • We did the thanksgiving one with 4 sides and it was excellent 19 min ago
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    • I've done parts of their Thanksgiving prepared meals. They were fine - not spectacular but solid. 19 min ago
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      • op- Only looking for "solid"--thanks! 18 min ago
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    • How could this be good? 17 min ago
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      • Because a lot of their heat and eat meals are actually very good 16 min ago
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