Elementary

  1. Elementary Any current or former Avenues school families out there? Would greatly appreciate feedback, positive or negative. Am applying for son PreK and daughter 4th grade, spanish track. 10-16-2015 4:33pm (0 replies)
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  2. Elementary Does anyone have feedback on the International School of Brooklyn? 10-15-2015 8:54am (5 replies)
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    • Someone frequently spams about the IB degree 10-15-2015 8:55am
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      • different school. that's the international school of bk, public school 10-15-2015 8:57am
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        • ^school of int'l studies 10-15-2015 8:58am
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      • clearly that spam has taught you nothing. 10-15-2015 4:02pm
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    • I know a few families there, and a teacher. They love it. 10-15-2015 8:57am
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  3. Elementary S/o is Chapin traditional or progressive? here's a chart:http://www.wingraschool.org/who/progressive.htm. from this, chapin is both. 10-12-2015 6:15am (6 replies)
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    • I cannot access your link, but most schools are not one or the other. Dalton is progressive, Horace Mann is traditional, but most fall somewhere on the spectrum. 10-12-2015 7:15am
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      • Feildston and St. Ann's are reduiculously progressive, It's hard to find a extremely traditional school...(more) 10-12-2015 7:20am
        In the nyc privates these days.
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        • that didn't work, sorry. here's another:http://www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ITMagazine/Pages/Progressive-and-Traditional-in-Independent-Schools.aspx 10-12-2015 7:28am
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          • http://www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ITMagazine/Pages/Progressive-and-Traditional-in-Independent-Schools.aspx 10-12-2015 7:29am
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    • http://www.wingraschool.org/who/progressive.htm 10-12-2015 7:24am
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    • It's traditional but with a progressive lower school - which the majority of the top traditional school are moving toward. 10-12-2015 7:54am
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  4. Elementary Looking for any opinions on Camps - South Laurel, Cobossee, Manitou and Weekela and Micah 10-8-2015 6:42pm (0 replies)
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  5. Elementary This post has been disliked 3 times. showDear Moms: Can you spare 5 minutes to help some university students?...(more) 10-4-2015 8:03am (1 reply)
    Hi All,

    I a business school student in Washington, DC. For our class, we are looking into an idea for an app that tracks when your kids are being productive or wasting time.

    If you can spare five minutes to answer our short, multiple choice survey, that would be really helpful!

    http://mcdonough.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1RGzXDQ6rK5X1EV
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    • done. 10-4-2015 8:09am
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  6. Elementary Any OTs on? Thinking of going back for my Masters. Wonder if I'm too old at 42 9-28-2015 8:07pm (5 replies)
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    • You need the doctorate nowadays. 9-28-2015 8:08pm
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      • That's what I thought but the school near me is still offering the Masters. Is that a bad idea? 9-28-2015 8:09pm
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        • I would look into any current jobs and ask it'll they'll accept the masters only 9-28-2015 8:10pm
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          • Good idea, thanks 9-28-2015 8:12pm
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    • What are you doing with that time? Time passes whether you do something or not 9-28-2015 8:09pm
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  7. Elementary 12 yo DS has Strabismus and cannot see in 3D at all. I am wondering if anyone can reccommend a top surgeon as i was told 2 years ago that he would likely need surgical correction...(more) 9-22-2015 7:46am (5 replies)
    for it. I am in Riverdale but will travel anywhere just to bring him to best surgeon, thanks
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  8. Elementary Does anyone have feedback on either Ecole internationale de New York or International School of Brooklyn? 9-16-2015 1:34pm (1 reply)
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    • Good schools 9-16-2015 1:37pm
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  9. Elementary Four months post partum and hair is shedding a ton. Lots of breakage around the front. Any products I can use to g 9-13-2015 1:31pm (6 replies)
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    • no -- that's when it happened to me -- try not to use too much heat on your hair... wash it as little as possible 9-13-2015 1:32pm
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    • This is me as I'm approaching peri. Starting to take biotin 9-13-2015 1:33pm
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      • Me too. I also started using Wen shampoo 9-13-2015 1:36pm
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        • What is special about it? 9-13-2015 1:36pm
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    • No, it's normal. All the hair that you would have lost over thos 9 months. 9-13-2015 1:35pm
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    • nothing. it just happens. you didn't lose hair while you were pg is all, and now it's letting go 9-13-2015 1:35pm
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  10. Elementary Why won't this kid fall asleep before 9pm ever? 9-9-2015 9:08pm (4 replies)
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    • How old? 9-9-2015 9:09pm
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      • 5 9-9-2015 9:11pm
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        • Awww. Overtired? 9-9-2015 9:12pm
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          • That would be my first guess but he's in bed at 7:30. Just when he seems to be winding down, he winds himself back up 9-9-2015 9:17pm
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  11. Elementary Best company for in-home massage? Have dear friend w/dh in hospital, she needs a break and can't get out much. 9-8-2015 11:21am (1 reply)
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    • sorry, don't have a suggestion, but just wanted to say you sound like a great friend. 9-8-2015 9:25pm
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  12. Elementary TMI but need help: Struggling to get ds to wipe his butt until he's clean. Its so gross but he can't be bothered to do a complete job. Have tried explaining about a rash, have...(more) 9-8-2015 11:20am (12 replies)
    had dr talk to him, etc. he just doesn't care. Any suggestions?
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    • how old is he? 9-8-2015 11:20am
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      • 7. 9-8-2015 11:21am
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        • still a little young but keep reminding him and check on him every day. 9-8-2015 11:22am
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    • this is normal, unless he is 15yo. 9-8-2015 11:20am
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      • Yes, and smelly! I walk around w/extra underwear for him as if he were 3! 9-8-2015 11:22am
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    • How old is this child? 9-8-2015 11:20am
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    • Can't think of anything, sorry. Doesn't it get itchy? 9-8-2015 11:20am
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    • sticker chart 9-8-2015 11:21am
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      • not effective for 15yo's 9-8-2015 11:21am
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        • he's not 15 9-8-2015 11:23am
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        • or, well they work for my preschool age kids 9-8-2015 11:23am
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    • let him get a rash, its a good natural consequence. Also, keep you can keep flushable wipes for the last wipe to be really clean. But dont actually flush them, they do clog 9-8-2015 11:21am
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  13. Elementary Pelham: we know we want to live there, need advice on schools- best elementary??? There's 4 for a 2sq mile area!.... 8-29-2015 3:43am (3 replies)
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    • Cant you assume they are all good? Why would one be better than another in that small,of area? And why does your kid need the best? 8-29-2015 6:18am
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      • Yes don't ask for the best for your child. Ask for the three worst ones to help make your decision ;) 8-29-2015 6:30am
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    • No one chooses to live in Pelham 8-29-2015 7:16am
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  14. Elementary Taking a 10-year-old to DC for Labor Day weekend. Is 2 days enough time to see DC? Also, any recommendations? 8-27-2015 10:25am (2 replies)
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    • depends on the things you want to see, if it's "enough." what do you want to do? 8-27-2015 10:26am
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    • It's not really - there's a lot to do and see 8-27-2015 11:05am
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  15. Elementary Need a school fund raising idea. fresh thought? 8-25-2015 9:47am (2 replies)
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    • I proposed a progressive dinner idea to our PTO 8-25-2015 9:49am
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      • we've done that (on the water via boat). it was a huge success! 8-25-2015 9:54am
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  16. Elementary Nothing gets y'all talking like money :) 8-23-2015 3:18pm (0 replies)
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  17. Elementary My 9yo's best friend's mom has alcohol problems, doesn't watch the kids while they're in her pool, lies, cancels plans... but the son is nice. I don't know how to deal with th 8-23-2015 2:41pm (8 replies)
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    • Keep plans at your home or with you driving. 8-23-2015 2:43pm
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      • if we invite the son over she says yes, then cancels, then apologizes and invites our son over to her house. every time. 8-23-2015 2:46pm
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        • Oh, that is terrible. I would have a hard time trusting my kid was in a safe situation at friends house. Bad situation all around. 8-23-2015 2:53pm
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    • Lies about? 8-23-2015 2:44pm
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      • she just canceled plans saying her son is sick and I have no idea if it's the truth 8-23-2015 2:45pm
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      • she once lied that he wasn't sick when he was, except her ex husband told me "oh, the doctor said he's contagious" 8-23-2015 2:47pm
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      • she once came with us to an NBA game with her son, then in the first quarter got a text and said her mom was locked out--she had to go. left kid with us. she ac had a drinks 8-23-2015 2:49pm
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        • she actually got an invite to meet friends for drinks, I think. 8-23-2015 2:50pm
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  18. Elementary Anyone move from ps to private and move child back a year (fall birthday) in younger grades to align chronologically - k,1,2...how did it turn out? 8-19-2015 12:31pm (4 replies)
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    • Is the school asking you to make your dc repeat a grade? That doesn't make sense to me, if they completed the grade successfully. 8-19-2015 12:36pm
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      • immersion schools are a focus for us and they don't view an entry point beyond 2nd without a proficient language (we currently have no 2nd language). 8-19-2015 12:46pm
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        • How old is dc, and what grade did dc complete in public school? 8-19-2015 12:49pm
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          • sounds like kindergarten or first grade... 8-19-2015 3:35pm
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  19. Elementary Recommendations for an audio book for me, dh and 14 yo dd for a car trip>? We've only done one and loved it -- Agatha Christie. Mystery ideas? Other ideas welcome too! Tx 8-7-2015 9:37pm (0 replies)
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  20. Elementary If you move from public to private in early elem, how do they handle late birthdays that are different grade cut-offs by chronological age? 8-5-2015 11:10pm (4 replies)
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    • They let you repeat if you'd like 8-5-2015 11:10pm
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      • what do you tell the child (assuming no academic issues) if you go that route? 8-5-2015 11:15pm
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      • anyone have a sense of how common it is to choose repeat vs. not in this situation? 8-5-2015 11:16pm
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    • Depends on the kid and the private. D. Has a friend who moved in 4th grade into bs private from public...(more) 8-5-2015 11:12pm
      The kid has a fall bday and is a full year younger.
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  21. Elementary Custody and evaluation gone wrong...(more) 8-5-2015 12:53am (2 replies)
    I have a high conflict custody battle going with my kids dad. We were never married and the girls have always lived with me. He has been in and out of the girls life because he gets stressed and disappears. Two years ago he began becoming verbally abusive to the girls yelling at them they began to be scared of him and not want to go with him ,often screaming and kicking. The girls began having problems in school and when I confronted him he dissapeared for 6 months. When he re entered he had an attorney in hand and we have been in court ever since . He has had a court ordered monitor for the last year and we just finished our evaluation and it is obvious the evaluator thinks I am a liar and manipulate and using language to describe me that is quotes from his emails. I don't know what to do I have many emails on my family wizard where he is so rude and mean and accusing me of kidnapping...and even my dad of sexual abuse on myself and my daughters!!!!!
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    • where's your attorney in this? And what's the evaluator's familiarity with the documented history of his disappearances, his verbal abuse of the kids, his email history? 8-5-2015 1:02am
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      • my attorney...(more) 8-5-2015 2:37am
        I had to hire a low cost attorney ...My kids dads family hired a very pricey attorney that has done depositions and really come for me. I provided all the evidence to the evaluator but she thinks I am preventing him from being involved. anything I say he attacks so of course I am not a warm teddy bear to him
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  22. Elementary Hs anyone ever had their total estrogen level checked? is 16.2 total estrogen low? 7-30-2015 1:36am (0 replies)
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  23. Elementary Can anyone recommended a GYN at mount sinai who takes insurance? I am older & done having kids, so just need a GYN, thanks 7-29-2015 4:01pm (1 reply)
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    • I think it's so sad that now people are having trouble finding doctors that take insurance 7-29-2015 4:05pm
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  24. Elementary Our tax return was 14K (filed in feb) did not receive money for electronic fund for weeks. Received a letter asking our CPA to file front form again (IRS was checking for fraud)...(more) 7-27-2015 12:54pm (8 replies)
    and would have to wait another 6 to 8 weeks for return. Waited, no return - CPA calls, it "fell through the cracks" said the IRS. Put it back in the system, another 8 weeks for return - still waiting. Imagine if we owed the IRS 14K! I keep calling the number, and it states due to volume we can't take any phone calls- try back another day. Any advice? think this is crazy....
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    • enough of you already. get a hobby. stop posting crap on elementary board. 7-27-2015 12:55pm
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      • She is posting about Sandra Bland too. She is a keeper. 7-27-2015 12:56pm
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        • yes, that and her $1M lifestyle. 7-27-2015 12:57pm
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        • WTF? are you talking about. I'm asking advice - if I should contact an attorney etc...?? thought this was an advice board 7-27-2015 12:57pm
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          • did you post the other two questions on this board too? 7-27-2015 12:58pm
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            • I just got on.... Seriously, asking if I have any recourse. 14K is a lot of money to us, and I have been waiting 5 months. 7-27-2015 12:59pm
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              • why would YBM help? 7-27-2015 1:00pm
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                • thought you are all smart woman, and would have some advice - or maybe have had the same situation. Wow, just a bunch of catty woman on here- so much for sisterhood 7-27-2015 1:01pm
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  25. Elementary This post has been disliked 4 times. showJust went through our finances. Feeling a little demoralized - though I realize we are very fortunate. Dh makes over 1M a year - we hae 1M in investments, 700K in retirement...(more) 7-27-2015 12:46pm (13 replies)
    and 50K in college savings (7 and 9 yo) we are in mid 40's. just upped our retirement, and college savings. Need to do a much much better job at saving.
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    • why do yo post this here? what does it bring you? and no, i'm not BPP. i just wouldn't post my stats like this 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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      • can't tell anybody this. and I need a good talking to - no more shopping or vacations. 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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        • well, then you know what you have to do 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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      • Insecure and ties her self worth to money is my guess 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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    • You are a bad person 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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    • yes you do need to do better based on your 1M salary. 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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    • I would be stressed if I were in your shoes. 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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    • You keep trolling in the elementary board. 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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    • You would have to be colossally stupid to fuck this up, long term. You could have a couple of moderately lean years to bulk up savings and you'd be fucking GOLDEN. 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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      • that's what I need to hear. I need to immediately cut back - and get in better fiscal shape for what our HHI is. so crazy how easy it is to spend it. 7-27-2015 12:51pm
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    • my little violin can't even be bothered with this one 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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    • oh to be rich and dumb 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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    • you're the same moron who just posted about sandra bland 7-27-2015 12:50pm
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