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  1. Toddler Reading the news this am. Why is there not more outrage about the Kansas Shooting? 3 hr 39 min ago (10 replies)
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    • it's all over my feed 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • you are a liberal? (not being snarky, but I'd like some outrage from the right) 3 hr 38 min ago
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        • good luck with that 3 hr 36 min ago
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        • right? when a radicalized muslim does this the world waits for every muslim to apologize, where is the the white/right's apologies? 3 hr 36 min ago
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      • mine too, but Conservatives aren't seeing it 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • becaues when white people do it it's okay, and there is PLENTY of outrage. However, this republican govt adn our orange leader refuse to acknowledge what hate they have spawned in...(more) 3 hr 38 min ago
      this country. They also don't htink guns are a problem
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    • There should be. The guy was obviously a nut "wearing a chest full of medals" 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • he hasn't tweeted about it yet? 3 hr 35 min ago
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      • NOPE 3 hr 35 min ago
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      • of course not, he won't either this was white christian terror. 3 hr 34 min ago
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  2. Toddler Most of you on here are either clueless or really stupid, about taxes, gross vs. net income, etc. 3 hr 41 min ago (9 replies)
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    • insults are fun! 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • and you are the queen bee 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • ho hum 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • do you care to be specific?...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
      thought not
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    • are you a tax attorney? I'll admit I know the basics but use an accountant for our house/estate tax planning and paying 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • it's not my area of expertise. I know a little about it. I bet I know more about the human body and muscle/nerve interaction then you though. 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • Enlighten us!!! 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • I think most people are --- I know that I was until I decided to work at understanding it and taking control of my finances 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • OP: And my HHI is only 48K, you stupid twats. I make it work! MAGA! 3 hr 30 min ago
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  3. Toddler This post has been deleted. 3 hr 43 min ago (5 replies)
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  4. Toddler Twitler. can't wait for this to be fact checked...(more) 3 hr 44 min ago (7 replies)
    Donald J. TrumpVerified account‏@realDonaldTrump 1h1 hour ago
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    The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo.
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    • 200 billion increase?? 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • Where is the fuckin net?! 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • Whatever. I can't fact check it but the national 3 hr 42 min ago
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      • Debt is kind of meaningless in this context, and in the first months of Obama the country was hemorraghing, which is when deficits should sky-rocket. And he was not the cause 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • ok well a) Obama was inaugurated during the height of the FINANCIAL CRISIS, and b) I'm an accountant, I can change some assumptions and make something like that happen instantly....(more) 3 hr 42 min ago
      Doesn't make it real.
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    • Time to put that phone away, donald 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • This could be true or close to true, as Obama signed the auto industry relief stuff, and trump hasn't hired yet for many open positions 3 hr 40 min ago
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  5. Toddler If someone offered a great baby name here, would you tell people where you got the name? 3 hr 44 min ago (10 replies)
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    • i wouldn't ask ybm for any advice of any kind, least of all my own child's name. 3 hr 43 min ago
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      • np Then you're missing the point. It's great for advice on mundane things: laundry issues, restaurant recs, etc. Life choices, not so much. 3 hr 41 min ago
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      • I find this a little farfetched. 3 hr 41 min ago
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        • why? i like to read it. it's funny & weird. 3 hr 40 min ago
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          • we aren't all demons and ogres and you aren't the magic unicorn outlier 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • I don't do the "first rule of ybm" thing in my real life. But then again I don't think I looked on line for baby name advice. 3 hr 41 min ago
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      • ^but I've done or mentioned plenty of things based on input here and have said so or a vague "online" 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • If it is an actual name I don't get why anyone would ask where you got it. 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • you mean like "Shayla?" 3 hr 28 min ago
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  6. Toddler Why do others parenting choices threaten so many on here? it's so strange! 3 hr 44 min ago (33 replies)
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    • I don't think people are threatened. Some people just sound ridiculous 3 hr 43 min ago
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      • of course they are. Who cares if someone has a curfew, won't be able to drive to college as senior, etc? Then the "toddler mom" insults start 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • No one cares. But people always have opinions on what others do. Why post if you don't want a response 3 hr 42 min ago
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        • aren't we all on toddler? 3 hr 42 min ago
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          • show me a kid that's actually a toddler on here! 3 hr 41 min ago
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            • that's my point 3 hr 41 min ago
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          • if you've been in this cesspool longer than a day, you know toddler is the de facto board. 3 hr 41 min ago
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            • jesus, I know. what do you mean by toddler mom insults 3 hr 40 min ago
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              • ?? 3 hr 40 min ago
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                • "Then the "toddler mom" insults start" 3 hr 38 min ago
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                  • right. and? 3 hr 38 min ago
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                    • go away, I got my answer 3 hr 37 min ago
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                      • that took a while! 3 hr 36 min ago
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              • i wasn't the one above who wrote that. are you asking what toddler mom means? it's what some ybms say when they disagree with your choices re your older kids. :) 3 hr 39 min ago
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                • oh. Yes, that's pretty silly since very few of us have little ones. 3 hr 37 min ago
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              • ESL? 3 hr 38 min ago
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        • some rules seem overly rigid, or the opinion just doesn't seem to be coming from someone with an actual hs senior, for instance 3 hr 38 min ago
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          • bullshit! some are strict, some are not. 3 hr 38 min ago
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          • but maybe my family's rules and mores for our hs seniors were just very different from yours. that's ok. 3 hr 37 min ago
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          • I think yours might be overly lax. And I have a teenager and WAS a teenager. 3 hr 35 min ago
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            • how can you think mine are overly lax when we aren't even talking about anything? I'm just explaining the way people argue. 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • i.n.s.e.c.u.r.i.t.y. 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • It's like people want constant validation that they are doing the right thing 3 hr 42 min ago
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      • by throwing insults at others! 3 hr 42 min ago
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      • and if someone is doing something else they must be attacked 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • People are insecure about their own choices, so your different ones make them question theirs 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • like asking people not to bring gifts to your dc's bday party? you suck 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • the choices aren't threatening. women throwing elbows at each other (the words they choose) is annoying as fuck. 3 hr 40 min ago
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      • of course they are or they wouldn't react in such a way! 3 hr 39 min ago
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        • And so it goes... 3 hr 39 min ago
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        • disagree for the most part. I mean certain things are worth arguing so then it comes down to choices and debating this vs. that. But overarching everything is: chose your words...(more) 3 hr 37 min ago
          well. Many don't. They simply cannot be bothered.
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  7. Toddler DH taking kids into NYC today - what are some fun restaurants they can try? DCs are 8 and 11 but are adventurous - they love ethnic food, sushi, etc and are up for anything. 3 hr 49 min ago (21 replies)
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    • ^^ and restaurant suggestions don't have to be for ethnic restaurants - they are up for anything - just don't want to do Serendipity 3. I was thinking CIty Bakery for lunch? 3 hr 46 min ago
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      • We come on. I get wanting to eat more interesting places too, but serendipity is always fun once 3 hr 38 min ago
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      • City Bakery is great plus today is the farmer's market at Union Square 3 hr 37 min ago
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        • ^^And always get the hot chocolate at City Bakery of course (even though it's hot outside today!). And pretzel croissants to bring home. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • This post has been deleted. 3 hr 46 min ago
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      • OP: Um 3 hr 45 min ago
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        • Have they been to all of those already?! 3 hr 45 min ago
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          • OP: No! I guess I was thinking of slightly more casual establishments. They are going into the city to see School of Rock. Those places are destination dining. 3 hr 42 min ago
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            • And my 8 yr old is not Suri Cruise - Per Se not in the cards ! 3 hr 41 min ago
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              • np - LOL!! 3 hr 37 min ago
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                • Lol? nnp 3 hr 37 min ago
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                  • Gramercy Tavern as casual?? And Ninja for "ethnic" food?? 3 hr 36 min ago
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                    • nnp above - yes, I would agree 3 hr 35 min ago
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            • Korea town, 30th street between 5th and 6th 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • Go to Chinatown. wo Hop! 3 hr 45 min ago
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    • What about Toloache in midtown west - near the theater? They can try eating grasshopper! 3 hr 37 min ago
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    • Black Tap, Sugar Factory and Max Breners are my kids favorite. Also La Bonne Soupe 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • Near Times? Defni Greek Tavern, El Azteca, the Kellogg's bar 3 hr 27 min ago
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    • Gyu-kaku 3 hr 19 min ago
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  8. Toddler Do you think the mom and dad giraffe have any emotional attachment to each other? 3 hr 49 min ago (1 reply)
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  9. Toddler What # giraffe baby was a stillborn? 3 hr 51 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Ummm...no 3 hr 45 min ago
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      • OP: Ummm... She had one that was. This is not her first. I was just wondering if it happened last time. 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • np NOT TRUE. Was reading the park's FB page. They said they don't know where the rumor came from but she has never lost a calf. 3 hr 36 min ago
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  10. Toddler I have lost my voice and if dh say "what!?!?!" Super loud at me one more time I may scream 3 hr 51 min ago (3 replies)
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    • If I found 3 hr 51 min ago
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    • text him so you don't kill him 3 hr 50 min ago
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  11. Toddler Help me plan this trip...i want advice on when to saty over nght and when to continue driving...taking dd to look at 4 collegesover spring break. leaving from NY burbs. Will stop...(more) 3 hr 54 min ago (32 replies)
    in Philly first...then Pittsburgh, then Rochester, then Hamilton NY...then back home. how many nights woudl you do hotels?
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    • Seriously? 3 hr 53 min ago
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      • yes. I put it into mapquest. Dont know if i should sleep in Philly and then drive to Pittsburgh, sleep in pitts burgh then drive to rochester...then sleep in Rochester...should i...(more) 3 hr 51 min ago
        drive to philly and then drive on to pittsburgh without an overnight?
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        • Wtf difference does it make? 3 hr 51 min ago
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          • one less hotel to book. 3 hr 50 min ago
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    • Are you stopping at all the small PA schools? 3 hr 52 min ago
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      • no. looking at a school in philly and then on to Carnegie mellon 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • Why not the patriot league schools? Looking for a city campus only? 3 hr 51 min ago
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          • what are the Patriot league schools? 3 hr 49 min ago
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            • Bucknell, Lehigh, Lafayette, I think Gettsyburg 3 hr 49 min ago
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              • i think that would have to be its own trip. 3 hr 47 min ago
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                • You are passing them. 3 hr 47 min ago
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                  • that seems like a lot of schools to see in one trip though 3 hr 44 min ago
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            • np - West Point, Naval Academy, BU, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Colgate, Lehigh, Loyola Maryland, Lafayette 3 hr 44 min ago
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              • ^^I have no idea why the poster above suggested all of these schools 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • what time are your tours scehduled for? that will determine the planning 3 hr 50 min ago
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        • LOL a school in philly. that's code if i ever heard it. 3 hr 48 min ago
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          • its not Penn 3 hr 48 min ago
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          • code for what?? 3 hr 43 min ago
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          • NP: It could be Drexel if they're also looking at Carnegie Mellon 3 hr 43 min ago
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            • its actually Bryn Mawr 3 hr 42 min ago
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          • Um lots of schools in philly 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • You're in philly, I'd strive to Lancaster pa, see F&M, then drive to Pittsburgh, see school's, drive half way to Rochester 3 hr 50 min ago
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      • ^^stay in Rochester and then drive to Hamilton the next day. 3 hr 49 min ago
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      • why do I want to see F&M? 3 hr 49 min ago
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        • Just because it's on the way and seems like the level of school you're looking at...give you another data point 3 hr 48 min ago
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    • i base this decision on how much I can drive. don't want to do more than 4 hours or so in a day, don't really like more than one tour in a day 3 hr 49 min ago
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      • ^and I book the tours first and then figure out whether I want to sleep late, get up early, etc. 3 hr 49 min ago
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    • I would drive to Philly in the early morning - take the early tour/info session - and then leave right away for Pittsburgh. Overnight at Pitt, tour in AM, drive to Rochester and...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
      stay overnight there. Tour in AM, drive right away to Hamilton and if there's an afternoon session you can probably do both Rochester and Hamilton on the same day
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    • Are you in a rush? Cause I found these trips exhausting and I always thought it was nice to stay in each place overnight, walk around the town,, have dinner, see students outside...(more) 3 hr 34 min ago
      Of campus and get a feel for it. So in your case I would do a hotel in each place
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      • no. not in a rush at all 3 hr 32 min ago
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        • Then this would be my suggestion. Take your time. It's a lot to take in and it's nice not to rush it if you don't have to 3 hr 31 min ago
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  12. Toddler This post has been deleted. 3 hr 55 min ago (5 replies)
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    • Cute! I think the woman in the black dress in the middle is the ybmer 3 hr 51 min ago
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      • Omg isn't Jeffrey hot?? 3 hr 50 min ago
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        • They're all very attractive people IMO. I grew up in south Huntington so pretty familiar with the area 3 hr 48 min ago
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          • Really? I don't think any of them are attractive 3 hr 34 min ago
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            • Even Jeffrey? omg 3 hr 34 min ago
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  13. Toddler If a family nets $10,000 a month - what is the general rule for housing payments? Normal household expenses, $500 a month for two car payments and $2k/mo in childcare. No other...(more) 3 hr 55 min ago (26 replies)
    debt.
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    • Whats your gross? 3 hr 53 min ago
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      • um 3 hr 53 min ago
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      • Hhi is about $195k. Net is at least $10k/mo but some months more bc dh gets some commission. But $10k is guaranteed. 3 hr 53 min ago
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        • I wouldnt spend more than $2500-3k 3 hr 51 min ago
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    • 5k 3 hr 53 min ago
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      • Half our money shouldn't be going to housing, right? I was thinking more like $3k 3 hr 52 min ago
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        • It's usually 1/3 of your gross income which should go to housing. So half of net seems reasonable 3 hr 52 min ago
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          • Math challenged? 3 hr 50 min ago
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            • Np - this assumes that the difference between gross and net is 1/3 - I think that's a reasonable tax assumption. 3 hr 45 min ago
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              • ^^but $5k on housing would be VERY tight. No extras and no cushion for unexpected expenses (car repairs, fridge dies, unemployment) 3 hr 44 min ago
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            • No. Are you? 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • This is us and we pay $2500 mortgage + property taxes, no car payments and $1000/mo childcare and that's doable. Not saving anything from that income though. 3 hr 52 min ago
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      • Np. Sameish 3 hr 52 min ago
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      • Op: we don't expect to save while we have kids in daycare. That'll have to come in 4 years when both are in schools op and we are only paying like $1k in childcare. 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • Daycare costs are replaced by aftercare/camp and activity costs ime. 3 hr 49 min ago
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          • Np. Yes this has bern our experience. 3 hr 48 min ago
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          • Yes. I know. Aftercare will be way cheaper in my district. And summers/breaks are covered by family. 3 hr 48 min ago
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    • Isn't 1/3 for housing the general guideline? 3 hr 52 min ago
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      • 1/3 gross 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • isn't gross the same thing as OP is "netting"? 3 hr 50 min ago
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    • Sounds like you make about $150k i would not spend more than 2500 on housing per month. 3 hr 52 min ago
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      • It's more like $195k and I was being a bit conservative on our monthly net. 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • So maybe $3k 3 hr 50 min ago
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          • That's what I'm thinking too. Thanks!!! 3 hr 50 min ago
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            • Id feel more comfortable with less though. Expenses just got through the roof with kids. Raised real estate taxes etc. nice to have as low of housing costs as posdible. 3 hr 46 min ago
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    • 30%. But NYcers tend to be closer to 50% 3 hr 38 min ago
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  14. Toddler Does anyone watch Santa Clarita Diet? I'm seeing references to gross visuals but no details about what's gross 3 hr 55 min ago (1 reply)
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    • ^^ in an article I read about it, I haven't seen it 3 hr 55 min ago
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  15. Toddler My couch smells like perfume now since babysitter was sitting on it last night. how does it stick around so long? 3 hr 56 min ago (0 replies)
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  16. Toddler How does NYC pensions work? How much do they get paid after retirement? a percentage or their entire pay? 3 hr 57 min ago (10 replies)
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    • Sorry TEACHER NYC DOE TEACHER 3 hr 56 min ago
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      • My mom is a retired teacher, and her pension is an amount based upon her last three years of work. 3 hr 55 min ago
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        • was it a livable amount? 3 hr 47 min ago
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      • Annuity with guaranteed 7% return. 3 hr 54 min ago
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        • huh? What is an annuity? I am so confused. what will his payout be once he retires next year if he is making 75K now? 3 hr 53 min ago
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          • He needs to set up a meeting with the pension people through the UFT. They walk you through everything. 3 hr 50 min ago
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            • I am just trying to get some idea as to whether it is closer to 50% or 80%,etc. 3 hr 46 min ago
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              • More than 50% 3 hr 45 min ago
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    • pensions are normally a percentage 3 hr 56 min ago
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      • what percentage? 5% or 100%? 3 hr 54 min ago
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  17. Toddler They put mom and dad giraffe in the same pen 3 hr 57 min ago (7 replies)
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    • He just walked out on her! 3 hr 53 min ago
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      • he is an asshole 3 hr 53 min ago
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    • Who would bother to dislike this? LOL 3 hr 53 min ago
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      • some of these ladies here have issues 3 hr 52 min ago
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    • Did she have her baby? 3 hr 48 min ago
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  18. Toddler My kid is 12 and SN so no, but isn't that old enough to stay home with a 10 year old while mom works 10-3? 3 hr 58 min ago (34 replies)
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    • ^^ winter break New York 3 hr 57 min ago
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    • I think so. 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • My department secretary brought her kids in one day and then took a couple of days off. A tad irritating. Not bring the kids in, but taking off . I don't typically need her, but...(more) 3 hr 55 min ago
        when I do I really do
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        • mine is 12 and would be totally fine. Maybe two kids together dream up too much mischief? Or she's just overprotective 3 hr 53 min ago
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          • It really depends on the 2 kids - both individually and how they interact together 3 hr 52 min ago
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        • Is she taking vacation? 3 hr 50 min ago
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        • It's not a crazy thing to do, but I'd talk to her about vacation plans in the future 3 hr 48 min ago
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          • I'm not chair anymore so no. The current chair ( academic department) frowns on bringing kids in. She doesn't have any and was very uncomfortable when I brought my kid in once to...(more) 3 hr 42 min ago
            take your child to work day.
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    • yes 3 hr 56 min ago
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    • No. The 12 yr old is SN, so essentially the 10 year old is in charge for hours? No. 3 hr 54 min ago
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      • ^^sorry - ignore - I misunderstood this post!! 3 hr 51 min ago
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      • It depends on how mature they are, and how well they get along. 3 hr 48 min ago
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    • This post has been deleted. 3 hr 53 min ago
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      • Mine is so I wouldn't, but hers are not 3 hr 52 min ago
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      • I think she means that because her kid is SN she doesn't have good perspective on when you can leave a non SN kid home. 3 hr 51 min ago
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    • Every day might be too much. But my kids are staying home alone 14 and 10 while we are at work for a week. 3 hr 52 min ago
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    • My kid stays home a that age, but she's responsible. Plenty of kids are not. 3 hr 51 min ago
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      • No, she's definitely a helicopter Moma bear 3 hr 50 min ago
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        • Maybe, it sucks that women have to bear the brunt of this stuff 3 hr 47 min ago
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          • I think she likes it! Ask her about her kids and I get my ear talked off for 15 minutes. Funny thing is that I to,d her that my DC is ASD., and yet she'll go on and on about how...(more) 3 hr 45 min ago
            brilliant they are
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            • Right, but you are blaming her for the kid's childcare needs. You know her dh does deal with it at all. 3 hr 43 min ago
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              • No, I'd prefer her to be there and bring her kids in 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • I wouldn't. IMO 12 is a little young for that many hours 3 hr 50 min ago
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      • i see this as something very poor people with no family around to help would do. 3 hr 48 min ago
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        • I'm not poor and we do it. We just don't see the need in wasting money. A sitter will sit there while my kids do the exact same thing. 3 hr 47 min ago
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          • My otherwise responsible 11yo started a fire from cooking while home alone. I can understand parents being cautious 3 hr 32 min ago
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            • Mine have been cooking a while. They are less likely than dh to start a fire. 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • i don't think it's old enough for a long day like that, no. 3 hr 48 min ago
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      • Op and I don't know. I was babysitting at 12 3 hr 44 min ago
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        • all day? watching your own sibling while your parents were working during the vacation week? 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • I do that. My kids are thrilled. I work 10-2. They barely get rolling. They are watching TV and reading on the computer. Then we go do something fun when I get home 3 hr 33 min ago
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      • It's only a week- I wouldn't do it all summer. You chat with them a few times. They get dressed and eatvand are ready for action when I get home at 2:30 3 hr 31 min ago
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    • My 11yo has mild autism and some other things. I let him stay home, although for quite that long yet, but I don't ever leave him in charge of his younger sister 3 hr 29 min ago
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  19. Toddler Which college are they visiting? a party school? 3 hr 58 min ago (1 reply)
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  20. Toddler Did the giraffe have her baby? 4 hr ago (1 reply)
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  21. Toddler What should I have for breakfast? The yummy whole grain bread I wanted to toast was moldy. :( 4 hr 3 min ago (5 replies)
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    • I had frosted flakes. They were great. 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • OP: In our pantry all we have are girlscout cookies. I think I can do better than that. 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • Grrrrrreat 4 hr 1 min ago
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    • Keep bread in the freezer 3 hr 58 min ago
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      • doesn't help this morning. 3 hr 58 min ago
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  22. Toddler Whats going on with the giraffe? 4 hr 3 min ago (5 replies)
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  23. Toddler How do you picture the miserable people on here? Not the Trump trolls. Just the ones who post gratuitously nasty responses on posts. 4 hr 4 min ago (9 replies)
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    • i don't really picture them, but it's sad. they are so angry for no reason! 4 hr 3 min ago
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      • i think you're wrong about no reason. read this board, which shows us the seamier side of life. unhappy marriages, shitty bosses, cats who've vomited on sofas, etc. ybm is just...(more) 3 hr 45 min ago
        one way to kick the proverbial dog.
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    • i picture them as normal average people 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • same. anonymity gives all kinds of people license to lash out, just as an outlet of sorts. 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • Hungry. I picture them skinny with immaculate houses. Very stepford. 3 hr 51 min ago
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    • Ganging up, it's a disgusting human trait. They smell someone is vulnerable and jump. 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • I sometimes jump in if someone is being mean to someone else here. Then I find myself becoming meaner than I am IRL. I never just troll but seeing aggression here def brings out...(more) 3 hr 44 min ago
      aggression in me.
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    • I wonder: where are all the bitches that are putting down an op with a marriage problems in another thread. They all decided the only issue is the fact she needs to get a job,...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
      and, oh boy. But later, each and one of them will complain about how nasty this place is. People are blind
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  24. Toddler My favorite YBM posts are the picture ones. Like the Dix Hills reunion post or NY Times wedding announcements 4 hr 4 min ago (6 replies)
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    • the dix hills one was hysterical 4 hr 3 min ago
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      • link 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • where is this? 3 hr 55 min ago
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        • This post has been deleted. 3 hr 54 min ago
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      • i searched Dix Hills and all i see are posts talking about the dix hills reunion, but not the actual thing 3 hr 54 min ago
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        • I linked to it in another post. Please comment there 3 hr 54 min ago
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  25. Toddler This post has been deleted. 4 hr 6 min ago (2 replies)
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    • She's really cute too. And the dress was a good choice, though plasticky looking 4 hr 3 min ago
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    • Who? 4 hr 1 min ago
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