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[ - ] Genuine question meant for the every day posters of UB: with the recent news about Trump, do you get the sense that this is the beginning of the end? I'm having a hard time getting a middle of the road perception, people are either celebrating as if his departure is a foregone conclusion but for whether he resigns or is impeached, or (looking at FoxNews) largely acting like nothing has happened at all. I'm not asking so much what you WANT to be the case, but what is your perception of what is happening based on what you are seeing and reading and hearing. Thanks! (I so, so hope this isn't turn into a crazy troll post) 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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well, what is "the end"- if he resigns, it gives Pence a head start to running as incumbent in 2020. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:38 PM Flag
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They've got dirt on Pence too. [ Reply | More ]
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That is not real evidence- just hope that he overheard the Russian stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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In all fairness, you don't know what they've got in terms of intercepted communications. Neither do we just yet. But it seems very unlikely that he would be Manafort's pick when Manafort was hired by Russians. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:26 PM Flag
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Then Nancy Pelosi becomes VP, right? He may agree to quit or not run again in exchange for no indictments for kids or Jared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 01:40 AM Flag
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I'm a pessimist and don't think he's going anywhere. He'll lie and obfuscate and the Republicans won't do a damn thing and he'll stay and rot our democracy. Like George Costanza who just kept showing up for work after he was fired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:39 PM Flag
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That probably better- the longer he stays in messing things up the more likely a clean sweep in 2020. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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He would rather blow up the world that resign in disgrace or go to jail. Truly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:44 PM Flag
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I wish but honestly it's like he's made of teflon. Nothing sticks. And his base really doesn't care about anything he's done wrong. They just want immigrants out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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I'm not sure what universe you are living in, but there are currently 6 guilty pleas, 30 indictments including 3 companies. Two people have served jail time already. Trump's former Personal Lawyer, Campaign Manager, Foreign policy advisor, and National Security Advisor all now convicted felons. And Mueller hasn't even dropped the real bombs yet. Also that skanky Russian spy made a plea deal admitting she's been helping funnel Russian funds through the NRA, funds that went straight to GOP candidates including 30 million to Trump's campaign. Have a nice day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:16 PM Flag
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Look, if you had a special counsel looking into the Clintons or Obamas, one would have found similar law breakers and lies. To listen to Comey when he repeatedly said he has no idea who approved the start of the investigations in 2016, or on what basis, I don't see how any one can believe the FBI. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:33 PM Flag
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lol it's okay you're probably having a bad day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:45 PM Flag
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They have already had 8 years of investigation into Hillary. Nothing. No investigations at all into the Obamas. Also you're flagged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:46 PM Flag
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Trump isn't going to be indicted by state or federal courts. He could be impeached by the new house in January, but he won't be convicted by the senate. It would be political suicide for Democrats to impeach because it will energize Trump's base. Democrats would be better off talking about the economy and universal healthcare. I think the market will tank and that will hurt Trump more than any scandal. I also think many more people are going to find out when they do their taxes they will not save under the Republican tax plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:33 PM Flag
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^^^ Democrats should also be talking about jobs under a New Green Deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:36 PM Flag
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Signs are a little mixed but there is mounting evidence that Trump broke the law in a serious way. We don't know much about what Mueller's got but expect it to be a really strong case and when that is presented it may be the real tipping point. For example, we may learn that Trump knew about these meeting with Russians, and there may be receipts on that that Mueller now has. That would be really significant. The stripper payoffs are already an impeachable offense. Yeah the Repubs won't go against Trump as long as he is ramming through their agenda, but they are politicians so if public opinion changes, they may change too. That's why the balance (and the tipping point) are important. When Trump lashes out on Twitter it's almost always a tell that it's eating at him. Even the Trump base may change over time. Trump is beloved for being a character -- successful businessman, the Apprentice. In reality he is terrible at actual business and a con artist. The more people see that (and some in the base will), the more you might see the tide turning against him. TLDR: yes things are looking not good for Trump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 11:18 PM Flag
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I wonder how much of this is also lobbying by the corporations that benefit from supply of inexpensive labor skilled and unskilled, like oversupply of desperate unemployed and H1B workers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 11:43 PM Flag
[ - ] This is your "gifted" child as he enters the world: 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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OP: :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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Hope so:))))))) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:42 PM Flag
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OP: It's hard for kids on the spectrum who have specific talents (in this case, physics prodigy), but struggle with social skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:37 PM Flag
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OP: I guess my point is that it is all well and good to encourage "prodigy" kids in what interests them, but it also would be beneficial to focus on social skills too. Kids on the spectrum can be identified early on, and socialization at a younger age can really help. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I know the link is a weird source, but it's the Columbia kid who was filmed drunkenly proclaiming how much he loves whites. This link shows he is a physics prodigy with a link to a youtube of him doing physics years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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Well, in his defense, white people invented physics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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OP: I personally think it is ridiculous that this is making national news. My reason for posting it is, like the Google employee with the manifesto about women, kids on the spectrum can be misunderstood in terms of their context. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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Well, I didn't even know about him until you chose to post on him. I'm sure he appreciates the increased publicity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:17 PM Flag
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OP: It was all over the NY Post and Daily Mail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:27 PM Flag
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Ok. No. Also, these people are not kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:26 PM Flag
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OP: This male is a freshman, I think. Anyway, he is the older version of what a gifted kid on the spectrum may evolve to without a focus on socialization when s/he is young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:28 PM Flag
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Probably full payer too.The assholes are the ones who have to pay full tuition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:58 PM Flag
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OP: Don't know about that, but from the video of him solving a physics equation at age 13, I bet he is very good at physics in a way that will get him far academically. But the social aspect, getting along with peers, colleagues, can be a challenge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone’s kid applied to ICE for middle school last year and got in? What are they looking for in the essay? What do they need to write in the essay during the visit? Thanks 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't know the answer to this, but I imagine they want to see curiosity and expressiveness. At the open house, I remember one of the administrators recommended emailing admissions to express interest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:35 PM Flag
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Oh! Thank you. I missed this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:45 PM Flag
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OR: ICE has always been secretive about their admissions process. I was surprised to hear this said out loud, but I think assertiveness and connections work with this school. I'm guessing if you can mention someone you know there (or who went there) it would help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Any recommendation for a Baltimore hotel near the tourist stuff, preferably one with real suites (with walls and door) but not $500 a night? Thanks. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:25 PM Flag
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Klimpton. [ Reply | More ]
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In Baltimore, you really don't want to go too far from the harbor. [ Reply | More ]
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Four Seasons is wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:00 PM Flag
[ - ] MACRON has announced an increase in the minimum wage. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Are you sure? I don't see anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:23 PM Flag
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He is giving in to everything. [ Reply | More ]
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He doesn't want a revolt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Random q. What's a relatively well known book that tells the story at least partially it of order? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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The Source by James Michener [ Reply | More ]
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I thought that was a self help book [ Reply | More ]
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All chapters are in historical order. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:26 PM Flag
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Commonwealth [ Reply | More ]
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Many Anita Shreve books, or at least there are teasers near the start about what will happen. The Last Time They Met springs to mind. Also, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, which I am rereading now. Starts with the day-to-day life post-apocalypse, with "flash backs" that are the main character's recollections of life before, his wife, and what happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:16 PM Flag
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The Road is probably one of the most disturbing books I’ve ever read. Watched the movie first and was like wtf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:58 PM Flag
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I know, I can't believe I'm rereading it. So haunting. Makes my crazed, busy, busy December in Brooklyn look almost pleasant! [ Reply | More ]
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What do you think happened? Apparently the author wrote it with a specific post apocalyptic scenario in mind. [ Reply | More ]
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Not sure. There doesn't seem to be radiation poisoning, and it seems sudden -- not just gradual global warming. All that dust in the atmosphere though? Really don't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:06 PM Flag
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My thought was that it was caused by a giant meteor. When you get the part with the ship, it’s suggested that it was hit by a tsunami. [ Reply | More ]
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Ooh, good call. That sounds plausible, although I did kind of assume it was man-made just for the "oh God, what have we done!?" factor. But maybe I'm reading that into it. [ Reply | More ]
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William Martin books do this a lot. [ Reply | More ]
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This IS Us [ Reply | More ]
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A Visit from the Goon Squad. [ Reply | More ]
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Times Arrow by Martin Amis [ Reply | More ]
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God, this book depressed me, but it a way that resonated. [ Reply | More ]
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i don't understand this question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:21 PM Flag
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+1 what does "partially it of order" mean? [ Reply | More ]
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"out of order" I believe, like starting with the guy bleeding in the street and then telling the story of how he got that way. [ Reply | More ]
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Ah, thank you!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:24 PM Flag
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"Time Traveler's Wife" [ Reply | More ]
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Cloud Atlas was like that: started in the historic period to the post-apocalyptic, then backwards to the earliest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:26 PM Flag
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Couldn't get into it. Something's wrong with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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To each her own. I've read all of David Mitchell - love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:29 PM Flag
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One of my favourite authors. [ Reply | More ]
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+100 [ Reply | More ]
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I feel like slaughterhouse 5? [ Reply | More ]
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Many Stephen King novels jump around that way: there was a lot of jumping back and forth in "It" and "The Shining". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:30 PM Flag
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The Hours [ Reply | More ]
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Black Water, which is J. C. Oates's retelling of the Chappaquiddick/Ted Kennedy thingy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:34 PM Flag
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HM I remember that older book about General Custer "Son of the Morning Star" was very fluid that way, and it took a while to get into the rhythm. [ Reply | More ]
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Hilary Mantel's Beyond Black. A lot of Kate Atkinson's work does this as well. [ Reply | More ]
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french lieutenant's woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC moms were do you buy your tween dds holiday clothes? I used to do Jcrew or maybe jacadi but dd thinks its "too babyish" 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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To wear for the holidays or as gifts? [ Reply | More ]
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to wear [ Reply | More ]
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Justice [ Reply | More ]
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I would like something higher end, better quality and that looks nice [ Reply | More ]
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Most tweens want to dress trendy and cool not like a prim & proper prep monster that wants to show off her price tag. [ Reply | More ]
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We did some Justice and I hate the quality. I actually prefer H&M teen section over Justice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 01:06 AM Flag
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Jacadi won’t fit a tween anyway. They did away with their Mademoiselle line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:21 PM Flag
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^ unless short and thin. [ Reply | More ]
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op - I know, but that look is also "too babyish" as a comparison point so at at loss! [ Reply | More ]
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OR. I know. DD is 10 (almost 11) now and she could have just transitioned to the Mademoiselle line but alas, it’s gone. I also think Jacadi is too baby-ish. Zara looks nice but I don’t like the quality. Luckily she wears uniform so it’s a bit easier for us. I think JCrew is ok but not great, sometimes Benetton is nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:26 PM Flag
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^ come to think of it, Benetton is probably the one I like best for her now. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ but not for festive clothes. [ Reply | More ]
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so I am at a loss - the clothes are either babyish (but I would be ok with them) or trashy (and she wants to wear them!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:32 PM Flag
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See if you like the clothes - my DD got a few summer dresses and sweaters there last season and she loves them. I haven’t tried their winter clothes since 2013 as we now live in a hot place: https://us.benetton.com/girls-dresses/ [ Reply | More ]
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Boden [ Reply | More ]
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Take her to bloomingdales? [ Reply | More ]
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Madewell, Free People, Anthropologie, Lulu, Brandy and Urban Outfitters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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Red sweater dress at Forever 21. Black boots at Macys. She won't wear anything too dressy and I'm tired of giving away pricey clothes she's never worn. [ Reply | More ]
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I don’t have a tween (yet!) but how about EverAfter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 04:46 AM Flag
[ - ] why do my Ugg slippers seem to only last for only 1 year. So annoying.. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Buy their cheaper brand instead. I just bought Koolaburra by Ugg boots for DD and can't tell the difference vs "regular" uggs at all. [ Reply | More ]
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where to buy? [ Reply | More ]
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Online or if you want in person, macy's, DSW, etc. Just google it. [ Reply | More ]
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Funny how I never cared for slippers. [ Reply | More ]
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I've had mine for several years and they're fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 01:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Any good ideas for sport-loving 10/11 and 13 year old boys? Younger one is into Fortnite (of course), and the older is into football, basketball, lacrosse and likes mystery series (he randomly just read all the Hardy Boys books). Thanks! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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my same age nephews want track pants, jerseys and hoodies [ Reply | More ]
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My 11 yr old would love anbything Nike or underarmour [ Reply | More ]
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+1 my two boys same thing. 10 and 13 [ Reply | More ]
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If you don't know their favorite teams you can always get them something from their parents' colleges [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:01 PM Flag
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Escape Room for him and friends.My 11 yrs DS favorite gift. [ Reply | More ]
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NP thanks, I was wondering about this game [ Reply | More ]
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ooh great idea!! [ Reply | More ]
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Good idea if you know your kid. I went with friends and still found it too claustrophobic. [ Reply | More ]
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My sporty DS loves FIFA shirts (different euro teams). [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:32 PM Flag
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Try The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan for the older boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Normal that I was asked to make an appointment to see my orthopedist about my MRI results? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:28 PM Flag
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Guess it depends on the particular practice. Mine just called me to discuss options. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's very normal, yes. [ Reply | More ]
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It's probably best in many cases to sit face to face to make a plan of care, based on test results. And if you think about it, lawyers bill by the minute. While I think it's above and beyond for a physician to call you over the phone to discuss free of charge, and certainly don't fault them for wanting to be compensated if it's something that requires more than a minute or so of their time. If you're worried this means there's something bad on your tests, hang in there! It's not necessarily the case. Hoping for the best for you. [ Reply | More ]
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She already paid for the test, she should get results w/o further expense and hassle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:17 PM Flag
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Right. But is it really good care to just "get the results?" There will be follow up questions. There may be some hand holding. A lot of this is not appropriate over the phone. And anything more than cursory exchange of info over the phone is not fair to a professional's time. You're either cutting into office patient care time, of his or her personal time. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd rather have a sit-down then having a nurse or someone give me the rush over the phone. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, my ortho said I had to come in but I got the receptionist to tell me and the MRI says normal. [ Reply | More ]
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My practice makes me come in to discuss MRI results -- maybe that's just the standard at their office too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Grammar moms - help! Can I say "Ms. Jones, Ms. Smith, and Mr. Johnson and the three sole directors of the company"? Question is whether the word sole needs to apply to just one individual? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How can there be more than one sole director? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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I would just say Ms. Jones, Ms. Smith and Mr. Johnson are the directors of the company. This indicates that they are the only ones in that position. [ Reply | More ]
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If you wanted to be super technical, you would say Mesdames Jones and Smith and Mr. Johnson are the directors. Mesdames is plural female. It's the equivalent of saying Messrs. X and Y if it's two men. [ Reply | More ]
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Christ. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, don't do that. [ Reply | More ]
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So pretentious. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Mses. if you insist. [ Reply | More ]
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Just remove the word sole. If it's a point you need to emphasize (that there are no others), say ONLY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:33 PM Flag
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Hi OP, to answer your question, yes, sole needs to apply to a single person. You may want to say they are they only directors, they exclusively are the directors, or as mentioned above, simply omit the word sole. Hope this helps. [ Reply | More ]
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Admit the word three as well, if you don't use only or the like. [ Reply | More ]
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"The three directors of the company are Ms. Jones, Ms. Smith and Mr. Johnson." [ Reply | More ]
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Or "the company's three directors are..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 02:31 AM Flag
[ - ] Non-for-profit folks - where can I find the salaries of a specific non-for-profit org? I'm sure that there is a site that you can look it up, Google didn't help... 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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guidestar.org [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks, saw it but info not free [ Reply | More ]
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you can get info free, i use it and I do not pay, but I do agree they don't make it easy for you to find out how to register for free- just read the webpages carefully [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:46 PM Flag
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This. Register and look up their name and it will give you three years of 990s to view and you will see executive officer salaries in the back. [ Reply | More ]
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see if the npo has their 990 listed on their website [ Reply | More ]
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I did and no... [ Reply | More ]
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propublica [ Reply | More ]
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do they post a yearly report on their website anywhere? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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Foundation center and guidestar has all nonprofit 990s, and they have to list the highest paid 5 employees. You could also check nonprofit staffing or nonprofit coordinating committee salary survey, but that wouldn't be specific to a particular org. [ Reply | More ]
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Our 990 only shows the executive teams salaries. We are small, so they only list three. [ Reply | More ]
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You can find all the executive teams salaries listed on the 990. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:52 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you know about being an American expat in the gulf states? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How are you an American expat if you're in the US? [ Reply | More ]
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Op: clarification - I meant Persian Gulf. So UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you care [ Reply | More ]
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I assumed OP meant Persian gulf...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:26 PM Flag
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Why would one presume Persian gulf when OP used the word "states"? Plus, we do have gulf states here in the U.S. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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In the UN, countries are referred to as "states." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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So what? This isn't the UN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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Certainly not, as you just demonstrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:20 PM Flag
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Countries are called states too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:45 PM Flag
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Um, I got what OP was saying. Gulf States is a common designation for the Persian Gulf. To answer OP's question, you better like being sheltered and the indoors. My friend is Qatar said she now understands the bird in the golden cage analogy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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Honey, we may not like to admit it, but Florida & Alabama are indeed part of the US ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:25 PM Flag
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Hee hee... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:34 PM Flag
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Enough. What do you want to know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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Being an expat is hard. Btdt but Latin America. Cant imagine the cultural shift for predominantly Muslim countries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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Dubai is easy for expats. Saudi is awful for western women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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I haven't done it myself but have had friends who have. What are your questions? They all sent kids to private american schools, had lots of household help (mostly from Philippines) and pretty much stayed in the expat bubble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:50 PM Flag
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Friends lived in Dubai for awhile, does that count? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:07 PM Flag
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^^The wife arrived a month before the husband but couldn't get a cell phone until he arrived, because she needed an adult male relative to sign the contract. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:17 PM Flag
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You live in a gated community and drink a lot because there is nothing else to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:10 PM Flag
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Usually a get a free trip home 1x per year, easy to travel to africa, europe. Kids in high school often go to US or england for boarding school instead of staying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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I lived in Abu Dhabi for a couple of years, but that was a loooooong time ago (1980s). It was in interesting experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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My aunt and uncle lived in Equitiral Guiana (not gulf but oil driven). They lived on a compound with expats and weren’t allowed to have visitors but got six weeks of vacation with airfare included so they could travel all over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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Equatorial Guinea? Guyana/Guiana is in South America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 10:06 PM Flag
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Look at a map of west Africa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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No such place as "Equitiral Guiana" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 01:18 AM Flag
[ - ] When someone calls you photogenic do you ever take this as slight insult? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:12 PM Flag
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Why? Some people photograph well and others don't. Don't try to dissect even this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:14 PM Flag
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What? How is that an insult?? I wish I were MORE photogenic! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:14 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:17 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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Why would that be insulting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:17 PM Flag
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Op. I guess I’m hypersensitive and think it means I look worse in real life :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:19 PM Flag
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You are definitely overthinking this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:21 PM Flag
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Not a glass is half full kinda gal, I take it? ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:23 PM Flag
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Nope unfortunately, haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:38 PM Flag
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NOOOOOO omg no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:23 PM Flag
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Not hypersensitive -- really low self esteem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:26 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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Not at all, but I appreciate the label [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:38 PM Flag
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seriously. not nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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Why would you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:26 PM Flag
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I'm sure you are a lovely person but this is seriously conceited. Take the compliment in the spirit in which it is meant and stop focusing so much on how you look. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:27 PM Flag
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Maybe OP said it to someone else and is worrying that she offended said person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:32 PM Flag
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nvm, I just read above... and OP said that she is hypersensitive. If someone called me photogenic, I'd say, thank you, that's such a nice thing to say. and wouldn't think twice. On the contrary, my friend is so cute in real life and is terrible in pics! She is NOT photogenic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:34 PM Flag
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How is that POSSIBLY an insult?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:53 PM Flag
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Op. Point taken. I’ll change my attitude about this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:01 PM Flag
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Only if the person is dating you from seeing your photo on a dating app. Then it's an insult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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If they first saw me in a photo and then, in person, say Wow, you're really photogenic, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:07 PM Flag
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Haha. This. Perhaps if they were holding a photo, and looking at me, and they kept looking back and forth in amazement, and they said, "OMG. You are REALLY photogenic!!" That might be a.bit rude. Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:33 PM Flag
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This has happened to me before! OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:37 PM Flag
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OR When I went to college there was a printed directory of the freshman class with a photo of each, and I remember guys on my hall comparing notes about which girls with very attractive photos they had met and how the reality stacked up. One in particular was found to be VERY wanting compared to her glamorous head shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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I get really insulted when people tell me how gorgeous I am. *eyeroll* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] What is up with PS166 Moms. Everyone is in a panic about middle school choices. I heard everyone last year got first choice school. UNREAL. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:09 PM Flag
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That school is a pressure cooker. Starts with the principal but many of the parents feed into it as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:56 PM Flag
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I think it’s the same everywhere else. It is dawning in people that one quarter of the seats in good MS have been taken away, and that with blind ranking, instead of many kids getting their first choice, the kids may get into one of their top 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:11 PM Flag
[ - ] DS home sick playing fort nite! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:08 PM Flag
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Well we know he'll live. Every kid needs a mental health day. I wanted to keep DC out of school one day and do Christmas stuff but then she really was sick and used a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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I wouldn't call a day playing Fortnite a mental health day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:04 PM Flag
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How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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10. He is sick,,runny nose, achy,,,no fever tho.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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I remember those days, except it was just daytime TV and my guinea pig sitting with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:15 PM Flag
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I remember this! Hours of daytime to, which was a big treat, the whole couch to myself, and mom brought me home takeaway for lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:35 PM Flag
[ - ] I did the hard part and decided to end a dating situation because he could be hot and cold at times. I was willing to go slow since we are both going at this for the second time but he was too cold at times. My birthday came around recently after the break up and he texted a birthday greeting that included a hit about starting over. I am somewhat suprised and I am inclined to do nothing. It is just aggravating because this type of gam playing is ultimately hurtful. tx 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 07:57 PM Flag
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You know it 100%, he is playing you and you will only get hurt. Move on and block him if you have to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:07 PM Flag
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op: so terrible that he needs to do this to make himself feel good! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:09 PM Flag
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But that's how you know he is an ass you so need to run from him. You deserve better. He is manipulative and it won't change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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Don't indulge him. He's not the right guy for you. Move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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Great that he wants to start again, but you broke up with him, so who cares what he wants. Presumably he would have been happy to keep on with the whatever you were doing before so the text is nothing new. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:28 PM Flag
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op: is this is bad idea? Ignore him and see how far he is willing to go. I.e. more texts, phone call, a real conversation? thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:34 PM Flag
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I think you just treat it as a non-issue because you've decided this isn't going anywhere you are interested in going (which seems smart). Just reply, "Thanks!" and then go on about your life looking for someone new. This guy seems like he will just waste more time. If he was going to do an about face, he would call and/or be more proactive than a slight hint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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THX! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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Dont look back. It's not the direction you are going [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:52 PM Flag
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Eh, that's the laziest possible way for him to let you know he wants to start over. I wouldn't give it another thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:50 PM Flag
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op: You are right. But he can be insecure... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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op: I know,. excuses. Excuses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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A leopard doesn't change their spots. He's the same guy, just gave in to a whim and perhaps a moment of loneliness or maybe he just wanted to see if you were still into him. Move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:52 PM Flag
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op: YUP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:53 PM Flag
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NP if it's really bumming you out block his number and delete him from your contacts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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He sounds awful. No games no thanks. Send back a thumb's up (which is so obnoxious :) ) -- and move on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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BTDT. Guys like this remind me of that old joke: I don’t want to join any club that would have me as a member. He is interested in what he can’t have. Move on to a guy who doesn’t jerk you around like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.11.18, 12:19 AM Flag
[ - ] College FA mom in the house if anyone has questions. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 07:57 PM Flag
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Do you get dinged for applying for financial aid even if you get no aid because she has $150,000 in her 529 plan? DH is insisting that she needs to fill out the FAFSA for scholarships [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:07 PM Flag
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np: I have heard you need to fill out fafsa for merit scholarhips [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:17 PM Flag
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op: SOME colleges want you to complete FAFSA for merit scholarships. You have to research it college by college. If you don't see it on website, call to ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:34 PM Flag
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op: not quite understanding this question. Dinged for admission to the school or for getting FA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:25 PM Flag
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Dinged for admission because youre in the FA pile, even though you dont qualify for any aid. Hhi 200-250k, no mortgage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:27 PM Flag
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op: If it is a NEED-AWARE school, the application can be affected ONLY if you actually have need. Not because you just applied. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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Barnard and USC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:35 PM Flag
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op: Both are need-blind AND meet 100% of demonstrated financial need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:42 PM Flag
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How much will a family of four making 175k get? B+ student from competitive public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:09 PM Flag
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op: for need-based aid, it depends on your assets and what school the student goes to. If it's a super-selective school (HYP), you might get some if your assets are normal for your income. With a B+ average he'd probably not going to one of those, so likely no aid or very little. Go SUNY, go for merit awards, or SAVE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:27 PM Flag
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DC is 8. I'm divorced and broke, embarrassing low salary (75K), no cs, no alimony. I wanted to buy dc some stock for Christmas as I'm tired of wasting $ on toys or video games and dc has an interest in banking. Someone mentioned that if dc owns his own stock ( not much, just a few shares each year that are dividends), it would eliminate is chance of fa. Is this true? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:09 PM Flag
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op: Just by owning stock? No, it would not eliminate chance for FA unless the stock is worth a helluva lot. But instead of buying stock, you should put the money in a 529 account. If you live in NY you'll get a small tax break and the interest grows tax-free if you use the funds for qualified educational expenses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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So this College FA mom comes on here almost every day and never answers anything. What is the point?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:20 PM Flag
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Every Monday. Not every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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I don't know, I collapse all her posts. So boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:32 PM Flag
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I know nothing. My kids are very young. But I have heard that people with $ pay "sticker price" which is far higher than what most people pay. What if a high earning couple both switched to a low earning field (social work, teaching) shortly before their child applied to college. Would they still pay full price even though their yearly income is low? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:44 PM Flag
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op: 1. You'd have to switch jobs at least a year and a half before dc starts college because they look at tax returns from tax year two years prior to entry year (so, for students applying now, entering fall 2019, the 2017 tax return is submitted). Then you'd have to stay in those jobs for the next several years because you have to reapply for FA every year. 2. They look at assets too. If you have enough in assets it might not matter what your income is, or they may ask for more info to find out why your assets are not typical for your income. 3. A social worker and teacher together could be making well over $100k and still might not be eligible for FA, depending on the school and especially because your assets will be high. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:50 PM Flag
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529 for the private school use (not college): good idea or not; was it approved in NY and do you see it be approved? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:46 PM Flag
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op: You can use it if you want, but in NY you won't get full benefit. Earnings will still be subject to state income tax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:57 PM Flag
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^^and I have no idea if NYS will get on board with it. Very few states have done so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 08:58 PM Flag
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Not sure I understand: NY allows to withdraw it or not. What does "I have no idea if NYS will get on board with it" mean if you're saying we can withdraw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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op: It's federal law as of 2018 that you can USE a 529 to pay for K-12 private (but only max of $10k per year), and your interest earned will be tax-free for federal taxes. NY is not allowing it to be tax-free for state taxes. I have no idea if that will change. But I really know very little about K-12. I just know what anyone else can google. https://www.savingforcollege.com/article/using-a-529-plan-to-pay-for-k-12-these-states-offer-tax-benefits [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:09 PM Flag
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Is retirement-specific income or assets sheltered from consideration? DH will be in his 70s when DD applies to college. Wondered if a million-dollar 401k balance and a pension count the same as equivalent assets and income that are not retirement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:09 PM Flag
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no, they don't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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Retirement savings are not counted in your total assets for FA determination. In ODD, RARE circumstances it might be if it is so out of whack with income, for example $100k income and $10 million in retirement savings and parents are 45. What DOES count, though, are the contributions you made that year. Current contributions are added back into income for the year because they expect you to prioritize paying for college over saving for retirement during the years dc are enrolled in college. Your pension btw is INCOME. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:15 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:18 PM Flag
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welcome :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:26 PM Flag
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How much financial aid is actually available? If I can only pay $10k a year will the college give us $60k to make up the difference? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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Not OP: Swarthmore will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:57 PM Flag
[ - ] What do I do about applying to K if I have no idea where I will be living next year? Doing G&T testing (DS is very smart but not sure this shows up on the test so unclear if he will get a slot) and currently zoned for pretty good gen ed program, but separating from DH and will almost definitely have to move (would like to stay local unless get into a good citywide G&T and then would probably move closer to there, but may be priced out of our current area). 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 07:56 PM Flag
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You can change your address before you apply to G & T schools. This buys you until April or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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OP: What about regular zoned schools? What happens if we move after April (or after applications due in January)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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G&T is also by district. So if you don’t move too far, it may be moot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.10.18, 09:16 PM Flag
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