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idoraquel
2/15/18
12:59 AM
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Hmm. Hysterical screaming? Well, I think your comment has a lot of projection and assumptions so I guess we’re even. I like protecting the privacy rights of people of all colors, so no, I’m not cool with random social media pulls and acting against information acquired from an “entire family”, because I think that Read more

2/15/18
12:13 AM
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He seems unhinged. Those were not complete sentences. Why did they kick him off on the terrorist segue, was that supposed to establish his credibility?

2/15/18
12:09 AM
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Ok, I’m not trying to be a dick, but. How are they supposed to police thoughts? Sure, some of these people (especially the teenage ones) are likely to leave a lot of warning signs online (4Chan, Facebook, texts); but the adult ones (hello, Vegas) are more likely to be smart enough to leave no warnings. So “screening” Read more

2/11/18
11:51 AM
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I also wonder whether it’s anxiety. It’s kind of weird to say “I’m so sorry, tell me when you’re free” but to then put something off for several hours. That does, however, square with the actions of people with anxiety/depression who endlessly push things off they don’t want to cope with (but keep insisting they’ll do Read more

2/10/18
9:54 PM
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YEahhhhhhh there’s like 3 or 4 red flag “emotional immaturity ahead” warnings. Like, one, there’s an existing communication problem. Two, when that’s discovered, he freaks out and gets defensive of his time. Three, he accuses you of not taking his work seriously, even though it seems like you weren’t directly talking Read more

2/9/18
9:53 PM
2

I copied the ‘Ask Carolyn’ above—-not to read into it, but per your comments about ‘characteristics’, it sounds like maybe the adults are using “it’s so cute!” as an excuse to push back against a name they think is ill-suited. In which case, its not ok, and I’d take the ‘Carolyn’ route and law down the law. It’s not Read more

2/9/18
8:46 PM
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So he resigns. But THEN he claims it’s false, and that she abused him. And says it’s a grand time to highlight female abusers. And sends The Post pictures of what he alleges to be scars from her attacking him. Fascinating defense. If she abused you, why didn’t you tell your bosses that 72 hours ago to gin up a Read more

2/9/18
8:31 PM
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True confessions: I’m just not into it this year. It really depends. Some Olympics I watch a lot, and some—well, clearly I am screwing around on the internet and my TV isn’t even on. I just. Can’t cheer USA USA USA right now? But all respect to the athletes. I will follow their triumphs (medal and otherwise) in the Read more

2/9/18
12:02 AM
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OTOH, my radio station does a show. Is it called “between two roses”? And it’s always a 2 girls vs. 1 guy situation, and it’s always at the guy’s expense. I forget if they keep the other woman on mute, or sometimes admit that both women are on, or what, but it’s so cringe-worthy I never listen to it. I know as a Read more

2/6/18
9:28 PM
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My male coworkers do this to each other constantly, about eating and working out. Bugs the fuck out of me. But there’s only two women in a big office of men, so they don’t do it to us. One time when my female colleague decided she’d get in on the fun and criticize my food, I said, “It’s so funny how people grow up Read more

2/6/18
9:18 PM
5

Oh, they’d definitely march. USMIL takes a weird sense of pride in being ‘on call’ when all us Civ Govs go home. “On the watch” and all that. From their cubicles. Eye roll.

2/4/18
10:42 PM
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:/ :/ And we KNOW Illinois ain’t in the practice of turning down money!!! LORD.

2/4/18
10:09 PM
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Social Security will definitely still be around when we retire, it will just be down to 73-75% of what you should be owed. I see no mathematical way your decades of paying into SS, plus interest and expected annuity, could possibly zero out with some maternity leave. Read more

2/4/18
1:31 PM
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Hey!! I spent all yesterday crunching some numbers re: housing!! Solidarity, sister—I concluded that I will most likely have to wait about another year at the earliest before buying, and it’s a real bummer. I, also, have most of a downpayment saved, 10% in theory—-but I do NOT have closing costs, OR savings on top of Read more

2/4/18
1:23 PM
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I’d like to continue watching Ken Burns’ National Parks series, but I also have homework due, and I can’t really pay attention to both at the same time. Stupid brain. On the upside, I did make it to the grocery store in spitting rain, 30-degree weather, for beer and junk food, so—-I’m going to hunker down, homework Read more

2/3/18
8:46 PM
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Not directed at your post exclusively, but more in a broad sense to how these stories are covered in the media—-I don’t really get the point in listing out any other accomplishment in (alleged) guilty people’s lives, other than to illustrate to readers that “otherwise normal” people do bad things. Is that shocking to Read more

2/2/18
6:35 PM
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I’m looking forward to not being at work, and using the Super Bowl as an excuse to eat things like fried chicken and nachos! Hooray! Read more

1/31/18
11:46 PM
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All I learned this week about babies is the idea that you burp them BEFORE you feed them, and then AFTER again! Fascinating. Got it from the CNN article “10 Mistakes Parents Make” or whatever-the-fuck. As if people weren’t worried enough already. But as a childless person, that’s all I got for ya, maybe it could help Read more

1/31/18
11:28 PM
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Ah, I appreciate that factoid! Good call. Yeah I hate to sound amoral, obviously he’s a terrible, terrible person but, you know, I’m trying to get away from black-and-white thinking and I do think he could have feasibly done SOMETHING positive with what was assumed to be 40-50 more years on Earth. But anyway—-I hope Read more