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    Nov. 26, 2014, 07:38 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Lack of Common Sense in Off Topic
    I don't work in academia. But the type of work my employer does means they employ a lot of specialists. Hence an abundance of PhD engineers on...
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    Nov. 26, 2014, 02:11 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Lack of Common Sense in Off Topic
    It's not all engineers. I'm an engineer. I work with a lot of PhD engineers though, and there appears to be some correlation (with some of them,...
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    Nov. 26, 2014, 01:39 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Racial Tension in Off Topic
    One of the problems I have in conversations like these is the implied assumption of uniformity when talking about "whites", "blacks", "Asians", etc. ...
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    Nov. 26, 2014, 01:25 PM
    Eh... good wine isn't synonymous with expensive. The odds increase a bit, but I've had pricey wines I didn't like and cheap wines that I did. ...
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    Nov. 26, 2014, 01:11 PM
    (She was teasing you. ;))
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    Nov. 26, 2014, 12:46 PM
    I have read the Hunger Games trilogy. DSD got into the books along with so many of her classmates that the school decided to drop one of their...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 07:41 PM
    This past Saturday morning, my infant DS found medication my DSS had dropped. The day involved a trip to the ER, ambulance transport to more...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 06:46 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Racial Tension in Off Topic
    It's also rather commonplace to mock some of the Asian languages (i.e., kids speaking fake Chinese on the playground). That's something that I don't...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 05:55 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Racial Tension in Off Topic
    There is the individual, and there is the group. The only time I've experienced tension was on account of the latter. Having been raised in a...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 04:43 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Lack of Common Sense in Off Topic
    The guy sounds very impulsive. Impulsivity tends to be an enemy of common sense. Re: Born or made - I'm going to go with born. This was a...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 02:21 PM
    This. My most oft-used knife is my Wusthof 6" chef's knife. And that (link) is a great deal, so much so that I'm tempted to purchase a back-up.
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 01:17 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread I have a theory, in Off Topic
    I think evening was best. Schools may or may not be out for Thanksgiving break, but most people are still going to work, putting their kids in...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 01:04 PM
    Thanks! My book shopping list is getting long, but I love it! :winkgrin:
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 12:49 PM
    Not really. He can tell you everything you want to know about Minecraft and would probably stalk its developer if we gave him internet access... or...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 12:35 PM
    He's obsessed with all things military. He checks out massive non-fiction books about WWI/II on library day (for the pictures and subject matter,...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 12:16 PM
    Have you tried any of the Diary of Wimpy Kid or other comic books style novels? The do-it-yourself DoWK was a godsend for keeping DSS entertaining...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 12:04 PM
    Prior to getting DSS going on Percy Jackson - and in our effort to get him off the %$^#@*& video games - DH and I were assigning him books. Reading...
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    Nov. 24, 2014, 06:43 PM
    Thought we could do a kid's book thread for the in-between audience. :) DSS10 is enamored with Percy Jackson. He has read the first series, the...
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    Nov. 24, 2014, 01:30 PM
    Your heart is in the right place, but I don't think this is a good idea. I'm not sure I'd even offer to take him to a restaurant because that puts...
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    Nov. 24, 2014, 01:18 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Hypothyroidism in Off Topic
    Skip the endocrinologist and find an internal medicine doc. I never felt like more than my bloodwork to endos. Treatment was all about the numbers,...
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    Nov. 24, 2014, 01:09 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Student Loan? in Off Topic
    A good portion of undergrad is completion of core requirements for graduation. She can always transfer credits. If I were you, I'd encourage her to...
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    Nov. 24, 2014, 12:58 PM
    Smoked Gouda and Black Forest Ham on sourdough. Extra butter on the outside of the bread, mustard on the inside.
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    Nov. 24, 2014, 12:30 PM
    I'd so like to say, "Who cares?" But I've always been Team Jen. I can't stand Brad Pitt. Jolie's persona is a bit different... there are things I...
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    Nov. 20, 2014, 07:27 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread Do Not Call Registry in Off Topic
    It's not foolproof. We have a house phone so that my stepkids can talk to their mom without having to go through DH's or my cell phone. It's on the...
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    Nov. 20, 2014, 12:50 PM
    Aggie4Bar replied to a thread To Buy or Not to Buy in Off Course
    You have what we call Champagne taste on a beer budget. And as others have pointed out - no, it's not a good idea. There will always be horses to...
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 06:47 PM
    There are a bunch that are more recent: Nim's Island City of Ember The Water Horse Spiderwick Chronicles Narnia series A slightly older, though...
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 06:07 PM
    I'm stumped by your first post. How did you end up with a dressage trainer who couldn't distinguish the gaits? It's no secret "trainers" are a...
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 01:53 PM
    :eek: :eek: :eek: Good for them to not charge you! You were essentially driving around in a bomb... ETA: To be technical, ignition requires...
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 12:27 PM
    First horse - war. We left the country, and he didn't. He did have a loving home with his new owner, eventually retired into lesson horse life, and...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 07:41 PM
    I think this one is actually nationwide. My parents have received those calls, something I'm aware of because my mom has waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much...
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