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[ - ] ROFL. Marseilles is now OVERRUN with Mooslems. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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Late bus. Beep beep. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How motivated are your children in school? I have two and they are totally different. One kind of gets his stuff done and the other doesn't even try for the highest mark, just aims to pass. Any way to inspire the second to try harder, do better? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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I don't know but 2 of my kids are now in their 20s. My oldest was very motivated and is now n med school. The younger one was a slacker but is now a very hard worker and successful in finance. [ Reply | More ]
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That's nice to hear. And you never intervened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:43 AM Flag
[ - ] The holiday cards with the fugly kids are starting to roll in!! I can only admit this here, but I'm so glad my dcs are cute. Some of these kids...oy. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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Indeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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So you think lololol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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np: ain't it the truth. but my kids really are cute. my mom said so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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every mom thinks her kids are cute. most other adults don't. just a heads up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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ita. Cute and, on UB at least, Very Bright. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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When a man's an empty kettle, he should be on his mettle...and yet I'm torn apart... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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Aww, this is so mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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You're a bitch. Your DCs may be cute (doubt it) but your heart is ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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+1 it's like regina george or gretchen became a mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Your kids could still turn ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone with/ever had a bipolar spouse, who got treatment and the marriage and family turned out fine? Or is it inevitable that the only solution will be divorce? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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My ex of 20 years ago. He was floridly bipolar. He married a stable, strong woman who was able to create a very calm home life for them. Yes there were some hospitalizations along the way. But the dcs are now in college and are amazing. They are a solid couple. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think of week long family "volunteering" trips to Latin America? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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Philanthrovacation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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I think the phrase is "voluntourism." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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Volunteering for what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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Traveling there for a week to help with village, bringing food and supplies, teaching English, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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Did they invite you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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Wrong. You should donate the money and volunteer here. You are sending a bad message. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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What's the bad message? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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That this is really about helping others. If you wanted to help others, you would volunteer at home and send them the money you spent on travel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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they're fine, as long as they call them what they are- evangelizing trips. and as long as they don't ask for donations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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There are some amazing ones organized by synagogues in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] One of my close friends is having a sex toy party/brunch. Am I obligated to go to this? I want to see my friends but would rather not have my mimosas with a side of dildos. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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no, you're never obligated to attend any of those bizarre sales parties. I don't even RSVP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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This. Real friends dont drop you for not going to stuff like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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Omg GO! I have been and it is really fun and it is nice to update your drawer once in a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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Are they fun? I can't tell if it's going to be fun or weird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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Of course, you aren't obligated but you may have a good time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] If you had a baby over 40, at what age did you first have sex? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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16. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 11.24.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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... What?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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Low brain tone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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I don't understand how these 2 things are related. You might as well have said "If you had chicken for dinner tonight, when is the last time you cleaned your baseboards" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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Stds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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So what if DH was your first and only partner and he gave you herpes? What if you had sex for the first time at 22 and started having sex with different guys every weekend until you met your DH, married him, and had a baby at 27? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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Once at 20 and not again till I met dh at age 29. I had dc at 33, 35, 38, and 41 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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19 or 20, sometime during my sophomore year of college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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18. Why? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We hired a tutor for our twins. How often should she chat with us/send us updates, etc? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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Updates? Why not just meet with her briefly after each sessin for like 5 min? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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She's always rushing off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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Try. Just ask her. You're paying her, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] Just throwing this one out there. At a family gathering (not mine) for a birthday of an older relative - one older cousin of 14/15 was messing around with his sister who was 11/12 and while he restrained her he had his hand over her mouth while she was both resisting and struggling but giggling. One o the aunts went in and broke it up like the rape police saying in a stern voice that "it's NEVER appropriate for a boy to restrain a girl like that." The boy and his sister looked kind of blown away - I don't even think they knew what she was taking about and they both seemed to think they were in trouble. It kind of killed the mood of the party and we left at around 5. No one else said anything except a couple of people rolled their eyes. I guess they knew the aunt better. Thoughts? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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I bet the kid got the message. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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OP now that you say it - you are probably right. Maybe good for the aunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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It was awkward, but a) that is too old to be horsing around like that in the house. B) he is going to start dating soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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Hmmm. I have teens (2 ds, 1 dd). I will say that once they hit puberty, my sons never laid a hand in dd. It's just an unspoken part of the code...a man does not fight a girl, even in jest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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This. I don't let my ds ever hit his sister. We never hit girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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I saw a brother and sister about 14 and 16 at a a hotel pool this summer. They were hugging in the water. So creepy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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That's weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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My brother accidentally drew blood when we were horsing around and my father whopped the tar out of him. It was really unfair, but the message was clear - don't ever lay a hand on a girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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But laying a hand on your kid is okay? Good message, dad. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I agree. It was traumatic for both brother and me for dad to doank him. He could have handled differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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..spank. [ Reply | More ]
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Might have seemed like oveekill at the time, but I think she was right to do it, and brave to stand up, given the rest of the family's eyerolling attitude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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I'm glad your aunt got that message across. I hope others in the family will support and not undermine it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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Your family sounds trashy all around. Except for the aunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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Oh please, no need for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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Good for her!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you think the "ideal" number of photos are for holiday card? Thinking 2, both with DCs (2.5/4). 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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I do one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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Ditto. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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Fine [ Reply | More ]
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one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:35 AM Flag
[ - ] Any teachers on?? My ds is really confused by some assignments. He has rubrics (standards for grading) but no directions sent home with him. He is in 6th grade. He has one assignment he is supposed to do weekly and has done it a few times now. He still claims he doesn't understand it. Am I out of line to ask the teacher to send home clear directions, maybe an example of another students work that is a 3/4, and possibly a graphic organizer? I get that this is a lot of extra work, but also part of good teaching. And I know my son isn't perfect and he possibly lost the directions, but he has a lot of stuff stapled in his notebook, so it seems like directions for a reoccurring assignment would be helpful. Any ideas on how to approach the teacher to get her to help my son w/o being a PITA? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Send her an email and politely ask to schedule a quick meeting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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Can he ask a friend first? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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He has some misconceptions. I think I understand the assignment, but he insists I am wrong. I'd like to hear specifically from the teacher what her expectations are so we can help him more at home. The assignment is a good one, and will be useful as he goes through school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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The short answer is that the teacher doesnt understand it either. They're just sending home the sheets from the curriculum book they're supposed to send home this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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op: I don't want to be too quick to judge, but I don't think she is a very good teacher. His history teacher is amazing. He's a new teacher, but so organized, gives great directions. Even though DS struggles in school, he is passing his history class because he knows what he's supposed to be doing. He is failing English, so obviously it's a big problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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this is prob true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Any ideas for fun $10 - $15 gifts for teenage boys? Already have books/other gifts (these are nephews) but also wanted something more gimmicky to open, 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Comdoms! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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Spits tea on computer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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You know what they call kids who don't use condoms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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Parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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OP: I knew someone would say that. Ha ha, can we get some other views please? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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Fine, those Nike socks they all like and an iTunes card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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gift card? [ Reply | More ]
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Go look at Urban Outfitters for some random, fun, little stuff for teens. That's what I usually use for stocking stuffers for 14 y/o DD and 16 y/o DS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:20 AM Flag
[ - ] Is the cheapest pregnancy test as good as any other? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Yes, take the cheapie, and good luck!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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positive is positive. Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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Yes, stop posting about your pregnancy test, just wait until your period is due and take one that day and see what happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Period is past due. My pills ended thursday or Friday so I should have started by now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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So saving a few bucks is the big priority? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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Well, I don't want to waste money. I have some debt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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Really? My pills always ended on Saturday and my period always came on Tuesday. Either way, just take a test, it's like 10 dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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It's been so stable for the last year or so! I hope I am freaking out over nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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Np- I completely skipped a month. Spoiler alert: not pregnant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] Suggestions to get rid of racism, in particular, why blacks hate asians? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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sorry, are you implying only white people are racist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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make a friend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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i didn't know blacks hate asians. i thought they disliked latinos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Favorite cookie recipe? Going to an adult football party next Saturday and want to bring a great cookie, maybe something spicy rather than sweet. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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Southern living salted caramel pecan bars...google that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Smitten Kitchen crisp salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/05/crispy-salted-oatmeal-white-chocolate-cookies/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Carmelitas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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you mean like crackers? cheese straws? [ Reply | More ]
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