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  1. When I home schooled my girls, failing was...

    When I home schooled my girls, failing was anything below an 80%. My reasoning was that if you didn't know at least 80% of the material , you had not retained it. We were able to go back over the...
  2. Thread: White Privilege

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    And some o here don't understand that being...

    And some o here don't understand that being told you achieved something or were given an opportunity because of white privilege is just as insulting to a white person as telling a black person...
  3. Thread: White Privilege

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    I think that was in reference to the...

    I think that was in reference to the firefighters exam (or was it a Sargeant 's exam?) From a few years ago where the test questions were found to be biased so minorities did poorer on them...
  4. Thread: White Privilege

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    No, because if you truly judge each person on...

    No, because if you truly judge each person on their own merits you take race out of the equation, which is a good thing. I don't think of Walter as my black friend, I think of him as my friend. I...
  5. Thread: White Privilege

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    About what? I was qualified for my job-color had...

    About what? I was qualified for my job-color had nothing to do with it. There are black ladies that do the same job that I do. Their color had nothing to do with it. So what am I supposed to think...
  6. Thread: White Privilege

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    and then you have those who believe that just...

    and then you have those who believe that just because you are white, you are at fault for all the evils of the world, and that every poor black criminal is that way because of an evil white man...
  7. Thread: White Privilege

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    so what are we supposed to do if we don't think...

    so what are we supposed to do if we don't think that our skin color had anything to do with us getting a job or whatever. I have said it before-I treat everyone with the same respect that I want to...
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    the house we just bought had the dryer and stove...

    the house we just bought had the dryer and stove wired with 12/2 and I thought my lineman husband was going to have dying duck devil fit. He ripped it out and replaced it. I will ask him tonight what...
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    I was saying that just because a person isn't in...

    I was saying that just because a person isn't in the formal system, doesn't mean they aren't "fostering ". My DH won't alow me to become a formal foster mother. He says that if they gave a...
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    Alright smarty pants. What about those of us who...

    Alright smarty pants. What about those of us who have taken in children and or mothers/fathers that have fallen on hard times and needed help? I've been raising babies since I was 11 yrs old when my...
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    that is a beautiful nearly perfect way to put it.

    that is a beautiful nearly perfect way to put it.
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    And they don't say virgin what. could be old man...

    And they don't say virgin what. could be old man hating ugly women
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    Yep, and as livestock owners, I am surprised more...

    Yep, and as livestock owners, I am surprised more people don't feel that way. A rabid dog or a dangerous animal..no one would blink an eye. When you do something so heinous that you have lost your...
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    If there was no doubt, yes. If there was a doubt,...

    If there was no doubt, yes. If there was a doubt, no. There is a couple here in my town that I would have said most definitely yes to. Most our county would have. Lots of us would have volunteered...
  15. ADORATION!!! I live with mine, by choice. We have...

    ADORATION!!! I live with mine, by choice. We have a blast. We don't agree on decorations in that she is into lots and lots of light and muted colors and I like cozier spaces, but we don't hate the...
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    On the other side of the spectrum, my dh had a...

    On the other side of the spectrum, my dh had a stepfather who was just about as perfect as one could get for a step dad. He adopted my dh and his brother when they were about 10 and 4. He taught my...
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    As far as I am concerned, I had a step-monster....

    As far as I am concerned, I had a step-monster. She was on the prowl for my dad before my mother even died. She worked in the waiting room of the ICU at the hospital where Mama had been for 2.5...
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    The point is that she lied about something that...

    The point is that she lied about something that doesn't matter in the grand scheme. Why lie about it? It takes the point she was making about immigrants and puts it on the back burner to the fact...
  19. Thread: Riots in b'more

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    I was taught that.

    I was taught that.
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    Because the comment I was responding to was about...

    Because the comment I was responding to was about pregnant daughters. Of course the men were thought poorly of, and judged too.
  21. Thread: Riots in b'more

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    Yes, and that kid is 23. She is an adult. I...

    Yes, and that kid is 23. She is an adult. I choose to help her as long as she behaves appropriately-meaning no drugs, no promiscuous behavior, attempts to pay her bills, raises her son in a loving...
  22. Thread: Riots in b'more

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    then what do you want us to do? Just keep...

    then what do you want us to do? Just keep shelling money out to them so that they can buy 200 tennis shoes and yet,they can't feed their babies?

    I am of the opinion that if they can not conform...
  23. Thread: Riots in b'more

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    Because there was a point in time when being an...

    Because there was a point in time when being an unmarried pregnant woman was frowned upon..
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    she was being facetious.

    she was being facetious.
  25. Yes and no. What happens is they have anchor...

    Yes and no. What happens is they have anchor babies, who are eligible, and get benefits in their name/behalf. Yes, kids need to be fed no question , but the parents are working the system . I've ...
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