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  1. Toddler I want a loaded baked potato 3 hr 3 min ago (1 reply)
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    • i love potatoes in all forms, with whatever toppings you got 3 hr 2 min ago
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  2. Toddler The Night Of finale tonight. 2 hours! 3 hr 3 min ago (2 replies)
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    • i am excited for it. but have been binging on Americans so i have ot keep my stories straight and remember night of again 3 hr 3 min ago
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    • I just watched all 7 episodes yesterday and Friday, thinking the 7th was the finale. Glad there's more! 2 hr 58 min ago
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  4. Toddler If you hold a patent and a company licenses it, can you negotiate to get stock in that company? 3 hr 4 min ago (15 replies)
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    • ^ or will they just pay you for the license? 3 hr 4 min ago
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    • did you already give them the license? 3 hr 3 min ago
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      • No, they are interested in it though. We haven't talked numbers or anything 3 hr 2 min ago
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    • you can negotiate anything 3 hr 2 min ago
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      • ^^^ unless you signed already - then it's too late 3 hr 2 min ago
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        • Ok. I actually work for this company and they are interested in an old patent. Can I negotiate a promotion too? :-) 3 hr 1 min ago
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          • ^ I am not the sole inventor on this patent 3 hr 1 min ago
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          • like i said, you can try anything, they will probably say no to the promotion because they have internal processes but you never know. one big problem women have is that women...(more) 2 hr 59 min ago
            simply don
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            • don't ask. 2 hr 59 min ago
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            • It's a small company. There's not so many rules in place yet. I'd like to ask for a promotion to lead the program as well as additional stock in the pre-IPO company. Is that too...(more) 2 hr 58 min ago
              much?
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              • for an opening bid, i don't think so at all. 2 hr 57 min ago
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                • Problem is, I'm not the only inventor and don't have the majority stake, but the majority invetor would definitely back me up - he's my old mentor 2 hr 56 min ago
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                  • check with him and know what you really want and go for it. seriously what do you ahve to lose? if you don't get it, you are at the same place. if you get it, you're just getting...(more) 2 hr 52 min ago
                    what most men get.
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                • ^^^ here's what I can tell you, now that i'm at director level in my company (a large fortune 500), i'm no longer surprised by anything people ask for. i just evaluate if it's...(more) 2 hr 53 min ago
                  something that will benefit the company and if we give it, what are the ramifications. stock shows that you are interested in the long term growth of the company. it's sometimes easier to give stock than money. promotion really depends on the company but small companies sometimes place less emphasis on titles.
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                  • Thanks! but would it be weird for me to ask for stock when they are giving the other inventors money? 2 hr 49 min ago
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  5. Toddler I don't like big meals in the middle of the day. Went to my parents for a Sunday Dinner at 12:30pm - Ready for a nap now 3 hr 5 min ago (18 replies)
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    • That's the way to do it if you want to lose weight 3 hr 5 min ago
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      • Provided you don't eat dinner at night 3 hr 5 min ago
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        • A light, healthy snack after your siesta 3 hr 4 min ago
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      • breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper 3 hr 4 min ago
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    • are they English? 3 hr 5 min ago
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      • Spanish and Italian 3 hr 5 min ago
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    • of course you didnt have to stuff your face. was it at least delicious? 3 hr 4 min ago
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      • I didn't stuff my face but I normally don't have a dinner midday. Big difference from a light lunch 3 hr 4 min ago
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    • I love it and hate big meals at night - but I like the downtime after the big lunch then get back up around 3 or 4 to do something 3 hr 4 min ago
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    • when we do family gatherings we typically do a 4pm dinner. gives kids time to hang out and play first, and digest without being full late 3 hr 4 min ago
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      • 4pm is more doable than 12:30 3 hr 3 min ago
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        • yeah i think so too. 3 hr 3 min ago
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    • I live in France and we have a cafeteria where everyone eats a sit down meal. when I get home we eat very light. I honestly think it is so much better for you. If I want a...(more) 3 hr 2 min ago
      fancy meal I prefer lunch because I can digest it the rest of the day. when I go to a restaurant at night it is hard to sleep
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      • i hate eating a big meal mid day. actually don't love big meals anyway. 3 hr 1 min ago
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        • I understand this because you are not used to it. I used to be like you sandwich salad at lunch and big meal at night. Since I have been here I feel more healthy and get a more...(more) 2 hr 57 min ago
          balanced meal
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          • i said i dont' like big meals either time. how are you like me? i prefer smaller meals and some in between snacks 2 hr 56 min ago
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            • That wasn't op! 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • same I hate when you go to christmas dinner at someones house and it's at like 2. thats not dinner! 5 maybe for something like. I would rather eat little small meals/snacks every...(more) 2 hr 51 min ago
      hour or two all day long
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  7. Toddler I'm really hating on the British, Germans, and Russians right now. -signed still binge watching ApocolypsebWW1 3 hr 6 min ago (33 replies)
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    • Why? 3 hr 4 min ago
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      • Unless you know anything about WW1, forget it 3 hr 3 min ago
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        • As a Russian I have some idea as to why you guys don't like us. 3 hr ago
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          • ^I was wondering what is going on in the show you're watching 3 hr ago
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            • Just the standard narrative . From 1914 forward. Of course they covered Lenin and I quote "terror in an instrument of social hygiene' 2 hr 58 min ago
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              • ^^ but acts of terror were everywhere on all sides 2 hr 58 min ago
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                • ^^ Russians are not the bad guys in this narrative. They all are 2 hr 56 min ago
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              • Well I happen to be Jewish so you're not going to find a lot of support for the country from me but that issue is really complex as well. 2 hr 57 min ago
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                • So's the whole fucking war missy :) 2 hr 56 min ago
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                  • What a strange thing to add a smiley face to. 2 hr 54 min ago
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                    • I didn't want to sound insulting. I started this gig hours ago. And agreeing with you that the whole thing is one complicated mess of unforeseen causes and consequences. Again,...(more) 2 hr 51 min ago
                      you can't understand the modern world without understanding this conflagration: Middle East included
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                      • I get it, my dad was imprisoned for political activism, I have been to Babi Yar and seen where multiple members of my family were killed. Russia has specifically mistreated Jews...(more) 2 hr 46 min ago
                        longer than people realize, pograms happened long before WWI or even the revolution.
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                        • Not in my classroom. Not kidding. I watch these programs to get anecdotal stuff to add to class. Horrible for your family! My great grandfather, from Belgium who came here during...(more) 2 hr 42 min ago
                          te war was a life long socialist and his best friends were Jewish activists in this country
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                          • They were pro socialism Jewish activists or just Jewish activists? My dad was a refusenik. 2 hr 37 min ago
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                            • They were socialists in NY. Labor activists during the 19 - teens. 2 hr 33 min ago
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                              • OK that makes a lot of sense. 2 hr 31 min ago
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                                • Your family are heroes! 2 hr 29 min ago
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                                  • Yeah my dad doesn't talk about it so I don't think he feels very heroic but he's very happy to just live in the states now and basically be retired from life 2 hr 28 min ago
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                                    • Aww, maybe at some point you can get all the history. It's important! THAT said, ask anyone who has been through and they don't want to talk about it. I get that and don't know...(more) 2 hr 26 min ago
                                      what to say :(
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                                      • Yeah, he isn't going to talk but maybe he's keeping a journal or something and we will find it when he passes away. I could see him doing something like that but there's no point...(more) 2 hr 21 min ago
                                        in asking. I think having grandkids has softened him up a bit but he always says weirdly profound things to my dd who is too little to really get it and I have to ask him not to which doesn't help our relationship. :/
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                                        • Again, so hard, but these are very special memories for dd 2 hr 19 min ago
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                                          • ^^^ don't estimate dd. I remember my great grandfather at 5 years old telling me always to vote socialist. No joke. I remember every word :) 2 hr 18 min ago
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                                          • Last year he told her she was born into a unique heritage of suffering and courage because she's black and Jewish. He's not wrong but she's 4 so it was a little wtf. 2 hr 16 min ago
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                                            • I understand, but I'm guessing your dd is a smart thing, and if she doesn't understand a thing now, she will someday :) 2 hr 13 min ago
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                                              • ^^^ and loves her grandfather unconditionally 2 hr 9 min ago
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    • is that on Netflix? 3 hr 1 min ago
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      • No history channel right now, but it's been around awhile so I wouldn't be surprised if it's there 2 hr 59 min ago
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    • All those cousins in royal families in every country in Europe. Not Russia of course. 2 hr 53 min ago
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      • Nicholas was George's first cousin. George threw him under the bus 2 hr 50 min ago
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      • What? Russians were totally related to European royalty\ 2 hr 43 min ago
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        • I just watched a documentary called something like WW1- the Warnof the cousins and they emphasized Victoria's children and how they were ruling all over Europe. I did not catch...(more) 2 hr 37 min ago
          Russian connections but want to watch the history channel series again.
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          • I'm pretty sure all of those inbred families are related on some level 2 hr 35 min ago
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          • Bing water here. Tsar Nicholas and King George of England shared Victoria as a grandmother. Just good Queen Victoria family tree. Wow 2 hr 32 min ago
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  9. Toddler Window post is making me realize everyone is out to rip you off. I rented a condo and the owner wanted to charge me 3600. I talked him back down to 2600 and then did some...(more) 3 hr 9 min ago (10 replies)
    research and nicer condos with better beach views are going for 2500. So it goes to show you that people will rip you off if you do not do the back work to find out the value of something on your own.
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    • since the beginning of time. Now we have the internet to figure it our easily. Be grateful 3 hr 7 min ago
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      • It is still hard these days though because you have to get so many quotes 3 hr 6 min ago
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    • yes, almost every time. sucks. 3 hr 5 min ago
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    • Potential new babysitter asked for 25 telling me that was pretty much the standard rate. I told her I think 20 is more like the standard rate, and she immediately said, okay, 20...(more) 2 hr 59 min ago
      is fine too. But hey, can't blame a girl for trying
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      • 25?!? wow 2 hr 56 min ago
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        • It is crazy in SF for sitters. I paid that much one night when I was in a bind and never called her again. But yeah, 20 is pretty standard 2 hr 52 min ago
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      • Is the going rate $20 in NYC for a babysitter? That seems so high. Where I am it is $10-12 and definitely not more than $10 if the babysitter isn't a professional 2 hr 55 min ago
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        • This is in SF 2 hr 52 min ago
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        • np: It was $20 when I lived in the city 10 years ago 2 hr 51 min ago
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          • Plenty of people still pay 15 2 hr 48 min ago
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  10. Toddler Anyone been to LaGuardia this week? I hear traffic is a nightmare right now. Trying to calculate how much time to allow for a 9:30AM flight. We have TSA prescreen so that helps a...(more) 3 hr 9 min ago (22 replies)
    bit.
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    • ^From Brooklyn. It usually takes 40 minutes. 3 hr 9 min ago
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    • Did you see the article in the NYT about people leaving their cars on the highway and walking to the terminals? 3 hr 7 min ago
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      • YES! that's why I want to allow plenty of time. 3 hr 7 min ago
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        • I am a normal give my self 3 hours so in your boat I would sleep at the hotel the night before 3 hr 5 min ago
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          • lol....that's funny. 3 hr 5 min ago
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            • I don't like missing flights! :-) 3 hr 4 min ago
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              • meanwhile my dh is like "we should leave by 8:15". He LOVES to cut it close. 3 hr 3 min ago
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    • Why is traffic different than normal? 3 hr 7 min ago
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      • construction of new terminal. 3 hr 6 min ago
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      • busy travel season 3 hr 6 min ago
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    • The prescreen will not help you get to the airport. That's the issue. 3 hr 6 min ago
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      • She needs a helicopter ride to drop her off at the terminal; 3 hr 6 min ago
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        • op - no kidding 3 hr 5 min ago
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      • no I know but we save 15 minutes or so with TSA. so the question is....when to leave. 7:30? 3 hr 5 min ago
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        • you are fucking crazy to give yourself 2 hours in rush hour to get there from brooklyn 3 hr 5 min ago
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          • ok so what time? 7? I'm starting to like or's idea of sleeping at an airport hotel. I like my sleep. 3 hr 4 min ago
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    • My mom left on Friday and said it took them 20 minutes from the ues at 1:00. There was a problem with the traffic lights on addition to the construction, apparently that's fixed...(more) 3 hr 5 min ago
      now
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      • oh good to know! Thanks!! 3 hr 4 min ago
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        • You may want to try to view the traffic patterns to see if you still need to leave a lot of extra time 3 hr 3 min ago
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    • I flew into LGA last Monday at around 11pm and the line for the taxis was beyond horrendous. Then the traffic back was 1 lane only on GCP, so very very slow. Flew out again on...(more) 2 hr 59 min ago
      Wed,6:30am flight. We gave ourselves an extra 15 min and the lines were long, but traffic was nothing & we had no prob with our flight. Flew back in on Thursday, again at about 11pm expecting awful traffic like Monday, but it was clear & quick. Don't know how much help this is, but for the departure it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated.
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      • great. sounds like they may have figured out a better traffic flow. because I was getting alerts from work to expect super long delays getting there 2 hr 57 min ago
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  11. Toddler If you are not rich now, do you think you will be someday? 3 hr 10 min ago (51 replies)
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    • lol no. that's never been a goal, which is a good thing because it'll never happen. 3 hr 9 min ago
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      • Don't worry, the top 10% pays all the taxes you don't pay your fair share of. 3 hr 7 min ago
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        • i'm not sure what this insult is supposed to mean. 3 hr 6 min ago
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          • This post has been disliked 3 times. showNot an insult, so that being offended is so reflexive for you. Just a fact. 3 hr 4 min ago
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            • why do you think we don't pay taxes? i don't understand. 3 hr 4 min ago
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              • Oh I am sure you pay a little, don't doubt that. 3 hr 2 min ago
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                • So? No one said otherwise you mentally ill piece of trash. 3 hr ago
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                • np - again....clearly you are TRYING to insult people who aren't earning 8 figure incomes, but it's not working. You should be grateful you earn that much that you can pay so much...(more) 3 hr ago
                  in taxes.
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                  • You get much more than you give to society. Appreciate that others pay your civil freight and be thankful. Is that so hard? 2 hr 56 min ago
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        • oh how the delusional live 3 hr 6 min ago
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          • Do you drive on roads? Are you protected by the US Army? Benefit from the work of the NIH. You don't pay SHIT for it, just remember that. 3 hr 5 min ago
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            • what makes you think i don't pay taxes?? (or above) 3 hr 4 min ago
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              • This post has been disliked 3 times. showI am sure you pay some, but very little relative to what the Top Earners pay. Yet, you get the same access to interstate highways, etc. So don't complain. You're the freeloader. 3 hr 3 min ago
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                • i've enjoyed chatting with you. 3 hr 1 min ago
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                • Who is complaining? Lol wtf. Freak. Np 3 hr 1 min ago
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                  • You 3 hr 1 min ago
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                    • Why dont you do us all a favor and jump off a bridge? Your kids will be thrilled too. 3 hr ago
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                    • Where did we complain? 2 hr 59 min ago
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                    • who is you? i'm the OR. i didn't complain about anything. i answered lightheartedly. 2 hr 59 min ago
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                      • Don't feed trolls! 2 hr 58 min ago
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                        • i know, i know. i usually don't. :) 2 hr 58 min ago
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                    • Oh honey, Im sorry you are unhappy with life. A happy person would not say or post the things youre posting. But nice try. 2 hr 58 min ago
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                    • So your dh is cheating on you and you cna't leave him because you would have no money, right? 2 hr 58 min ago
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                      • Dont feed her. She is a miserable person with no joy in her life. 2 hr 58 min ago
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                • you pay far less by % than the 99% do based on income. you make more for less work and pay less % in tax. give me a fucking break. and be real, YOU don't pay anything. Your...(more) 3 hr 1 min ago
                  husband does in between fucking his secretary.
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                  • 100% false, but that is what is I expect from someone realizing they benefit disproportionately to their contribution. 2 hr 57 min ago
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                    • lol. thanks for the laugh. 2 hr 57 min ago
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                    • Aw sorry you are so angry and unhappy. :( 2 hr 56 min ago
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                      • Ita, trolls are always unhappy people. I feel sorry for this malignant bitch. Bet her dh cant stand her either. 2 hr 55 min ago
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                    • I LOVE when crazy people post. Makes my life look so normal and lucky 2 hr 55 min ago
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                • I do not understand this line of thinking. Society includes people of all levels - you enjoy teachers, police, roads etc. you are part of the tribe/society - you make lots of...(more) 2 hr 58 min ago
                  money for some reason therefore you need to contribute lots. Otherwise you should leave society
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    • No. I can't see any path to riches for me, unfortunately. 3 hr 9 min ago
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    • no. I think we will do better financially in the future, but we won't be rich 3 hr 8 min ago
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    • only via the lotto. 3 hr 8 min ago
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    • Not at this rate 3 hr 7 min ago
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    • no, i live in the real world 3 hr 7 min ago
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    • no, but rich isn't a goal necessarily, comfort and providing for the kids is what i want 3 hr 6 min ago
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    • Define rich. I'm 27 and make 115k, have around 250k in the bank. 3 hr 6 min ago
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      • to me, you're rich. certainly richer than most people on this good earth. 3 hr 6 min ago
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        • I don't look it at all. Wear cheap clothes actually - need to change that 3 hr 5 min ago
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          • better off putting money in a Roth IRA before you make too much to do so. It will grow wonderfully tax free until retirement. $5000/yr. 3 hr 1 min ago
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            • I am doing 18k a year 2 hr 59 min ago
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      • No one should have this at 27 3 hr 5 min ago
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    • Probably richer than we are now, but not ybm rich 3 hr 6 min ago
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      • YBM rich is having 250k in the bank at 27 I guess 3 hr 5 min ago
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    • Ish, when FIL dies 3 hr 6 min ago
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    • No, but I really want to be. I've had one novel published with an independent publisher and it's done fairly well. I hope to grow that and someday write a bestseller. 3 hr 4 min ago
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    • I guess if things stay the way they are I will have a lot more money when my mom passes, but that's not really something I think about and there are no guarantees. Apart from...(more) 3 hr 3 min ago
      that, I will be making more money in the future but it won't be so much that it significantly changes my lifestyle
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    • No. 3 hr 1 min ago
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    • No 2 hr 59 min ago
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    • it depends on what dh's parents and aunt's wills say. that said, we are very comfortable now (not for YMB standards) 2 hr 58 min ago
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  12. Toddler What causes a water pipe to burst in the summer? 3 hr 10 min ago (2 replies)
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    • old pipes 3 hr 9 min ago
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    • Heat causes expansion 3 hr 7 min ago
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  13. Toddler It needed more salt and siracha, thank you 3 hr 11 min ago (0 replies)
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  14. Toddler A plumber is coming tomorrow to look at a leakage spot on my ceiling. A bathroom is just above it. No dripping, but pretty dark water stain. Have you had this kind of issue fixed...(more) 3 hr 14 min ago (7 replies)
    and how much did it cost you ? thanks.
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    • Sounds like condensation on a pipe, its hot. 3 hr 11 min ago
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    • I fixed my own bathroom leak after my moron contractor could not figure it out or two other plumbers 3 hr 10 min ago
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    • could be a pinhole leak 3 hr 10 min ago
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    • Yea, plunber suggest waiting otherwiee all of my drywall would be down. Eventually, years later, pipe burst. Insurance fixed the problem. 3 hr 9 min ago
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    • I have that same issue and was wondering what to do - Plumber or wait? Can I sticky this and will you post back on what they said? 3 hr 8 min ago
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    • OP here: I am just bracing myself that he will find big leak, the ceiling has to be cut out and patched .... 3 hr 7 min ago
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  15. Toddler If you were home and dh had his brothers and sisters over and they were playing scrabble. Dh is not really book smart. I know yb loves to tear apart anyone who isn't above...(more) 3 hr 15 min ago (10 replies)
    average, but dh had a hard life and learning disorders that didn't get support all through school. And they were telling him a word he made wasn't a word when it was. and all three of them were telling him it wasn't a word and he couldn't use it. They were lying to him on purpose knowing he would buy it. Would you say something knowing it would embarrass dh and he would feel stupid?
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    • no. 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • 1) that's horrible and I'd speak up, 2) that's why there are dictionaries. Easy to look up or google a contested word 3 hr 14 min ago
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      • they do shit like this all the time. And they think its "normal sibling stuff" 3 hr 13 min ago
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        • Or: I couldn't sit quietly by. Assholes 3 hr 11 min ago
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        • I would call them out on it and say grow the fuck up 3 hr 6 min ago
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    • Look it up on phone, act like you just looked it up when you call them out. 3 hr 13 min ago
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    • "Hey, Honey - Get a dictionary or look up the word on your phone. Check it to see if it's really a word because I think it is" 3 hr 10 min ago
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    • I would say something because that's how I am and I don't see a problem with saying "____ is a word" or "why don't you guys shut up and consult a dictionary" 3 hr 8 min ago
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    • i would so say something but that's what i do and so someone would have distracted me because they know that 3 hr 2 min ago
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  16. Toddler Do you like matcha? 3 hr 16 min ago (3 replies)
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    • I don't know what it is. 3 hr 12 min ago
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      • ^^oh so it's tea? I assumed it was a dating app. 3 hr 9 min ago
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    • I keep meaning to try it..... 3 hr 4 min ago
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  17. Toddler What are some good '80s one hit wonders 3 hr 16 min ago (55 replies)
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    • the answer is always Tarzan Boy 3 hr 16 min ago
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      • oh oh ohhhh ohhh ohhh ohh aaaa 3 hr 11 min ago
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    • Aha - take on me 3 hr 16 min ago
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      • Aha had a lot of hits. They were not one-hit-wonder 3 hr 15 min ago
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        • what other hits? 3 hr 9 min ago
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          • Cry Wolf, The Sun Always Shines on TV, etc. 3 hr 7 min ago
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    • Turning Japanese, 99 Red Balloons 3 hr 16 min ago
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      • Love 99 redballoons 3 hr 10 min ago
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        • One of my finest achievements in life is perfecting that dance she does with her hips. I have been practicing that since I was a kid lol 3 hr 6 min ago
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      • is turning japanese also alphaville? forever young is still one of my faves 3 hr 5 min ago
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    • the Outfield had more than just one hit, but they were close and I liked their songs. 3 hr 15 min ago
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    • Soft Cell - Tainted Love 3 hr 15 min ago
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    • Come On Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runner 3 hr 14 min ago
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      • LOL, poor Eileen. 3 hr 10 min ago
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        • She must be a really good sport. 3 hr 9 min ago
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      • c'mon now 3 hr 14 min ago
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      • from that one hit wonder, Prince. what ever happened to him?? 3 hr 14 min ago
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        • i'm honestly still sad about that 3 hr 11 min ago
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    • Break My Stride, Michael Wilder 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • that I Would Walk 500 Miles song. my drunk karaoke go-to 3 hr 13 min ago
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      • That's 90s 3 hr 13 min ago
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      • Best song ever. 3 hr 13 min ago
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      • Technically 90s in the US, and ita. I love that song 3 hr 11 min ago
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    • I Think We're Alone Now, Tiffany 3 hr 13 min ago
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    • Forever Young 3 hr 10 min ago
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      • that one really became more popular in recent pop culture 2 hr 59 min ago
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      • Youth Group was favorite version. 2 hr 58 min ago
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    • Big Country, 99 Red Balloons, Cum on Feel the Noise by quiet riot, 3 hr 10 min ago
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      • ^it must be love by madness, just got lucky by Jo boxers 3 hr 8 min ago
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        • ^ my girl (gone gone gone), chilliwack 3 hr 7 min ago
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          • ^safery dance, men without hats 3 hr 6 min ago
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        • I don't think of Madness as a one hit wonder band but I guess they were in the states with Our House 3 hr 5 min ago
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          • Oops. I forgot about that one. 3 hr 2 min ago
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    • girls just wanna have fun 3 hr 8 min ago
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      • bite your fucking tongue 3 hr 8 min ago
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    • Sunglasses at Night 3 hr 6 min ago
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    • Sister Christian 3 hr 6 min ago
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      • Night Ranger had more than one hit. 3 hr 3 min ago
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    • I Ran So Far Away - Flock of Seagulls 3 hr 3 min ago
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      • Dude. How can you forget about space age love song?! Omg. 3 hr 1 min ago
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        • NP just looked them up and they are still performing! 2 hr 50 min ago
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          • That's awesome! 2 hr 48 min ago
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    • Video killed the radio star 3 hr 1 min ago
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    • I'll stop the world and melt with you. Modern English 2 hr 59 min ago
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    • Black coffee in bed. Don't remember the band. 2 hr 58 min ago
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    • Starry Eyes by The Records 2 hr 54 min ago
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  18. Toddler What happened to the DH with the rapidly developing huge boil on his leg? 3 hr 17 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Ew!!!! Who wants to know!!! 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • spontaneous combustion. whamo. he's done. 3 hr 16 min ago
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  19. Toddler Would you allow your just 15yo son and autistic 13yo son stay home overnight without adults? 3 hr 17 min ago (26 replies)
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    • Really depends on the 15 year old. 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • no. who're you judging? 3 hr 17 min ago
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      • My friend. We were at an outside music event on a private ranch last night where we had the option to camp out or go home. My friend and her kids were camping out. At the last...(more) 3 hr 15 min ago
        minute the kids decided not to so the parents asked us to drop them at home on our way home. Parents got home this morning around 9-10am.
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        • i would've said i wasn't comfortable doing that. 3 hr 14 min ago
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          • I wasn't but also know here kids - obsessed with video games. They probably just stayed up all night playing them. They are not the kind to have a party, etc. That said, I...(more) 3 hr 12 min ago
            wouldn't do it with mine - Not yet
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        • I think if the kids were just at ho e to crawl into bed and sleep late in the AM, that's perfectly fine. It's not like the 13yo is nonverbal and low functioning and the 15yo was...(more) 3 hr 12 min ago
          responsible for his specialized care.
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          • We dropped them at 11:30pm so they didn't have a long time alone given how early the parents got home 3 hr 11 min ago
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    • probably not 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • No and I'm usually very relaxed about that sort of thing but not if one is SN. 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • no. i remember being 15 too well 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • no 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • only you know your kids, is this sib mild mannered and well behaved enough for the 15 yo to deal with 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • Depends on what DS13's autism looks like. THere's a wide range. 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • I would say no even without the disclaimer. I think that has high school party written all over it. 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • depends a lot on the 15yo, but not able to drive would be a no 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • How autistic is the autistic one? High functioning, aspergers? Sure. Noncommunicative and seriously delayed? Absolutely not 3 hr 15 min ago
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      • High functioning 3 hr 15 min ago
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        • Eh, maybe, it really depends on the 15yo 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • no 3 hr 15 min ago
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    • Depends on the personalities of the kids themselves. I stayed home overnight at 15 (broken ankle, mom worked nights, dad took my brothers to travel sports). I was fine, but I was...(more) 3 hr 15 min ago
      Not responsible for an autistic sibling.
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    • Nope 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • Depends on the 15yo, but probably not, regardless of the 13yo having autism. 3 hr 13 min ago
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    • no. that's too young, imo. 3 hr 12 min ago
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    • No 3 hr 10 min ago
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    • I wouldn't let any kids that young stay home alone overnight. 3 hr ago
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    • my left me alone for 3 weeks when i was almost 17 but she knew i would be fine. they never left my brother alone because if they were gone overnight, there would be something that...(more) 3 hr ago
      would involve the police
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  20. Toddler As part of a larger bid for a home remodel, we received a quote for $75,000 to paint the interior of the house and install casings and sills around the windows and redo the...(more) 3 hr 18 min ago (28 replies)
    baseboards. I'm I crazy or is that beyond ridiculous?
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    • That's beyond ridiculous. 3 hr 18 min ago
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      • The house is 3000 SF so not huge. I think our current house was about $7000 and it's bigger. 3 hr 17 min ago
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        • Are you in the tri state? 3 hr 17 min ago
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          • Bay Area. So much tech and foreign money that contractors can pretty much charge whatever they want. 3 hr 16 min ago
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            • Did they break out the quote for you? Like 20k to paint and 50k for the windows? 3 hr 15 min ago
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              • Yes. 3 hr 14 min ago
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                • Get 5 more bids 3 hr 14 min ago
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                • ^that $75,000 DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WINDOWS - only the labor. 3 hr 14 min ago
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                  • Wow. 3 hr 12 min ago
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                  • Yes, I realize that. They are ripping her off 3 hr 10 min ago
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        • I'd say 5000 would be reasonable. 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • Sounds high to me. How big is your house? How many windows are you talking about? 3 hr 18 min ago
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    • depends how big your home is, window work is expensive. moldings are expensive etc. the painting is the least of it 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • Is this a 6000 sq ft house? 3 hr 17 min ago
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      • 3000 SF, single story. 3 hr 17 min ago
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        • So like 25 windows? That is outrageous 3 hr 16 min ago
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          • The entire bid for a small remodel was just shy of a million dollars! The guy had verbally indicated about $300,000. 3 hr 15 min ago
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            • Wow-I am doing a remodel for $120k and we are doing a kitchen, and a living room 3 hr 14 min ago
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            • Time to find a new guy. 3 hr 14 min ago
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              • We are waiting on several more bids. What a crappy process though. 3 hr 13 min ago
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    • unreal 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • omg! 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • I wonder if he heard about you spending 999,999k and thought well what's another 75k to these people? 3 hr 13 min ago
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      • Well we can't spend even half of what the bid was so..... 3 hr 12 min ago
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    • no wonder contractors are rich. greedy bastards, but I guess if they can find a sucker to pay them... 3 hr 13 min ago
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    • Ridiculous. Less so if there are super high ceilings, weird shaped Windows etc, but still 3 hr 9 min ago
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    • That's high but we did get a quote of 25K to just paint. our contractor did all the trim for windows, floorboards, etc. I'd get another estimate and split it up. one for paint and...(more) 3 hr 5 min ago
      one for hte carpentry
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  21. Toddler What would you think of this on a teacher's back to school letter: I will not respond to emails sent over the weekend. If you send an email, please don't expect an answer before...(more) 3 hr 19 min ago (16 replies)
    Monday.
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    • i think it's ok for the teacher to set things straight right from the start. i'm not a teacher, but work with kids, which means i have contact with some of the most insane people...(more) 3 hr 18 min ago
      on this earth - parents.
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    • Boundries 3 hr 18 min ago
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    • Good to know 3 hr 18 min ago
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    • good for her. She doesn't want to work on the weekends and wants to let everyone know so they don't think they are being ignored. I work t,w,th only in my job and leave it on my...(more) 3 hr 17 min ago
      outgoing voice mail so ppl who call on Thur afternoons aren't surprised it they don't hear from me until Tues. Works well.
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    • Sounds very reasonable 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • I think it's fine. 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • Fine. Are you the teacher? 3 hr 15 min ago
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      • No, a parent. I wanted to see how you all felt about this, given what I read here 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • I would word it a bit differently -- "I will not be checking my email over the weekend, but will respond to weekend emails on Monday afternoons." 3 hr 14 min ago
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      • i like what teacher said. she didn't say she wouldn't check, but that she wouldn't respond, and not to expect a response till monday. 3 hr 13 min ago
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    • I think it's fine, but in my experience most teachers don't respond promptly to e-mails and don't see the need to announce this. I'm lucky if I ever get a response 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • It's fine to send boundaries but the way you worded it sounds harsh to me. How about:...(more) 3 hr 14 min ago
      I look forward to communicating with you Monday through Friday's. You can fine tune what I said. I think it sounds more positive.
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    • She could have written it nicer but she's basically saying she has her own life on weekends and will be your dc's teacher during the week. Appropriate imo 3 hr 13 min ago
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    • It's unfortunate she even has to say that. I send emails later at night or on the weekend, but I never expect an immediate reply, and I say so. 3 hr 12 min ago
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    • I would be ok with it. 3 hr 8 min ago
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    • good for her! 2 hr 51 min ago
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  22. Toddler This post has been disliked 4 times. showI taught my ds that if a girl hits you hit her right back. equal rights, equal fights. 3 hr 19 min ago (16 replies)
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    • ditto 3 hr 19 min ago
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    • youre whats wrong with children 3 hr 19 min ago
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    • Even if he is much stronger and it kills her? 3 hr 18 min ago
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    • How old? I would NOT tell my 6 ft tall DS it's ok to hit a woman who is 110 lbs for example. 3 hr 18 min ago
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    • I told my ds that you walk away quickly unless she's coming after you with a weapon and intends to kill you. 3 hr 17 min ago
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    • You sound like you grew up ghetto. 3 hr 17 min ago
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      • i grew up in scarsdale... 3 hr 15 min ago
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    • This is the sort of thing only crazy, angry, weak men or their brainwashed wives say. You just usually leave it to reddit. 3 hr 16 min ago
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      • typical woman. want equal equal rights but also special protection. you can't have it both ways you pathetic creature. 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • idiot. plus women dont even have equal rights, asshat 3 hr 15 min ago
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    • It's true. They should hit back. It's called self defense. If I hit a man he has ever right to hit me back 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • Or how about, I don't know, trying several other options before you hit someone back? Otoh, I don't think sex plays into it if you tried to end it otherwise and you really have to...(more) 3 hr 6 min ago
      Defend yourself
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    • i told my ds if a girl hits you ....you walk away. and then delete her number name social media..move on 3 hr 2 min ago
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  23. Toddler Fraxel mom day 2 - small breakouts on my chin (little whiteheads but a lot of them) 3 hr 20 min ago (0 replies)
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  24. Toddler Want to rent in North Fork on water next year. What's best area please? 3 hr 22 min ago (0 replies)
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  25. Toddler What did you do for your DH's last birthday? 3 hr 23 min ago (13 replies)
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    • Anal 3 hr 22 min ago
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    • i think the kids came over, we had a nice dinner and birthday cake. 3 hr 21 min ago
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      • Are you an old poster? 3 hr 21 min ago
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        • no, i lost custody of my kids when my first husband left me. 3 hr 20 min ago
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          • How? 3 hr 19 min ago
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          • Drunk, hooking, both? 3 hr 16 min ago
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          • That's awful - How did that happen? 3 hr 9 min ago
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            • or: do you guys just like answering idiots who're obviously fake? 3 hr 7 min ago
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        • or: i'm older than you, for sure. it's kind of a rude way to ask a question, no? 3 hr 19 min ago
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    • i wished him a happy one 3 hr 21 min ago
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    • we always go out for chicken fried steak. We had 40 ppl with us last year. Everyone loves an excuse to eat horrible food once a year. 3 hr 21 min ago
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    • had a family dinner at his mom's house. 3 hr 19 min ago
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    • Cooked him dinner, bought lingerie to wear for him and had a lot of sex. This is usually my go to plan 3 hr 19 min ago
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