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I can't speak to the decision she will have to make about this but this page at MassLegalHelp outlines a lot of the specifics and they have numbers to call on the right hand side depending on what exactly is going on. [more]
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How much stuff is it? How fast are your broadband connection and hers? Is she local? MP3s are already pretty small so you don't gain a lot by zipping/compressing. There isn't a way to upload it to iTunes unless you get her credentials and use iTunes… [more]
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I think this mindset makes a lot of things easier for the individual who embodies it. Well, of course you do. However (and I am saying this as someone who is LIKE YOU, fyi) you are not right. You are also not wrong. You have an approach… [more]
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"Laugh-a while you can, monkeyboy!" [more]
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unless we never see each other, ever. which means we're already doing great This is nearly how me and my MeFite sweetheart manage our thing and it is perfect. I love the personal ad idea, mostly because I wouldn't have to manage it. These… [more]
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I still think that fuckwad doesn't deserve to have a goddam dog. I don't think you're wrong. I think there are a lot of hyperbolic answers that I give in my head with great glee but then don't post to the site. - Your party is going to… [more]
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I came across this affront unto all that is good and right. I hope you mailed that to Nestlé with a strongly worded letter so they can send you a bunch of free KitKats in the mail. [more]
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Hep B and C and HIV are the obvious ones. Then there are microorganisms that might be in the blood such as babesiosis, leptospirosis, arboviral infections (mosquitos and ticks), relapsing fever, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, adult T-cell… [more]
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I grew up in a town of about 2000 people, moved to Seattle after college and then moved back east to Vermont and a town of 150 and finally settled in a town of 4500 where I have been living for about eight years (and seven more years in the town next… [more]
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We'll drive traffic to the bad guys. You're being super weird about this. [more]
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We had a neighbor who handed out hot cider (it's really cold here on Halloween) which was great except for the fact that kids would toss their cider cups nearly anywhere (it's a rural neighborhood, no trash cans) and it was worse than a thorough… [more]
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Mine is the same Democrat he was before and he had a really nice video he put on facebook about the civil rights he'll be fighting for if he has to. [more]
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That sounds like boilerplate information for a grant-funded position. If the position is cut, you treat it like a layoff. Unemployment insurance varies a lot by state. In VT if you got a new job which ended relatively quickly, you would still be… [more]
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Flame Glo is another name that I haven't seen come up yet. I grew up in the same area as you at about the same time and my sister and I are going nuts trying to figure this out. Mary Quant doesn't fit some of your criteria but it was mail order… [more]
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How's your media consumption? I've found I have an easier time with some of this when I am not watching TV or reading glossy magazines that have BUY MOAR as one of their primary purposes. What's your peer group like? Is this a thing they share? If… [more]
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I also think it's important to remember that rage-quoting hate speech still ends up exposing people, including and especially the targets of the hate speech, to hate speech. This is a really useful point. I often think about it on MeFi… [more]
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I had such a good time listening to all of these. Thanks to everyone who took the time to call in. [more]
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Amateur internet searchers start with Google and then read through what Google gives them to decide what to click on to answer their question. They may type natural language questions. They almost always use many more words to find a thing than they… [more]
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A vote for Trump is a vote for racist violence, no? Not necessarily no. And even though Trump and his ilk are terrible for various reasons, bringing up a hypothetical violent act is still bringing a violent act into the discussion, and… [more]
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running a Google Docs spreadsheet of spending. All spending I'm doing a variant of this, but with an app (went looking for app recommendations in AskMe, found my question from five years ago, wtf me). After leaving my job at the Archive… [more]
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anybody over about age 70 *lived* segregation. Segregation was outlawed by Brown but it was unevenly distributed before Brown and after Plessy. The US was a weird mix of segregation mandatory vs. segregation outlawed and some places… [more]
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Cinnamon cardamom! [more]
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Congrats on your newborn! I worked on this. I go back and forth but my goal is to try to maintain the health I have and work on what could use improvement. What works for me. - Sleep like it is your JOB and this goes for stress reduction… [more]
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Ask your friend why a 13-year-old living in poverty in South Dakota is more or less deserving of help than a 13-year-old living in poverty in California. Or even more specifically, why a 13 year old living in poverty in Nevada is more or… [more]
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It took me a long time to be able to get to sleep properly, even months afterwards. Just keep telling yourself that grief takes as long as it takes. I'd be having a completely decent week and then some random person would say "Sorry about your dad"… [more]
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Grandma McGee, however, dropped an f-bomb for the first time ever One of the better things about the (Bill) Clinton Era for me was hearing my remarkably straightlaced father say blowjob. [more]
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Reader, I married them. [more]
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I found several that ended in MEFI's digits, and I liked Los Alamos best as a fake podcast call center HQ. not_on_display and I got better Google Voice numbers last year. I had one left over from when they were Grand Central and it was… [more]
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I appreciated this blog post on the bigot issue/editorial by longtime blogger Rafe Colburn everything about Trump’s campaign signalled that his administration would maintain and even expand white privilege as a force in America. Trump himself is… [more]
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My sister has a criminal justice degree and does administration/facilities/logistics work for the state police in her state. Her understanding of the field helps her be better at her job and it's a good secure union job with benefits which is huge… [more]
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I have this problem in some ways and not in others. I am a serious worker person, I have a "brand" (sorry) that is decently well known and consistent, I love what I do. I am also, however, very concerned with being a good… [more]
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(hearing issues, plus frequent disruptions), Just so you and everyone know, the podcasts get transcribed, usually pretty quickly after they get put up. So for all but the most recent one, you can read along by clicking on the transcript… [more]
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This could work for someone with nearby family. In my case, they'd have to get on a plane. If you are dead, they are getting on a plane. Alternately a shared safe deposit box with a local friend who can be instructed to give that… [more]
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I'd keep the (current) legal name and give the kid an extra name (legally, first or middle) call the kid exactly what you want to and feel good that you honored your mentor. Would that work? I sort of like the idea of a F. Chester Anonymous as a name… [more]
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Wanting/needing to stay relevant but increasingly feeling out of step with the interests and concerns of the younger generations? Are there strategies to keep up with the mainstream while not wasting effort on things that are genuinely of limited… [more]
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Is there something you miss from your time in the US? Or something you didn't bring with you that you wish you had? Or a book or magazine you'd love to have with you? Like if you had a favorite guilty pleasure type of magazine she could (easily!) get… [more]
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it will not make you more desirable This may be skewed for women, possibly, because I found that losing 25% of my body weight was totally the difference between getting random attention and not. Which is, as you might expect, a mixed bag… [more]
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The older Flickr Uploader where you could set up albums and tags will still work. It is not at ALL robust (it will sometimes crash and doesn't save state very well) but if you are just trying to bulk upload to a chunk of albums with a chunk of tags,… [more]
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I have read that getting remarried quickly is a thing older widowed adults who were in long-term relationships tend to do, so maybe I should just go with it. My dad called me to invite me to his wedding of a woman I didn't even know he… [more]
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we don't use the word "hillbilly", it's "redneck" anywheah noath a boston, he oughta know that fer christ sake. You do not have "woodchucks" over in New Hampster? Look who is fancy! [more]
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DC Public Library has been killing it with the stuff they've been able to digitize. They got a big grant for their Memory Lab and it's been terrific watching them put it to such good use. [more]
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are those handful of people who live there and who "liked" the shows on Facebook really a significant enough measure to give any color to that area, one as large as any city? I was wondering that about Vermont, a state with the… [more]
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Not a film but totally worth it if you like this sort of thing: Orphan Black (because it's a roller coaster of "Who the hell am I??"). There's an Identity Amnesia category in TV Tropes which also suggests Dark City and Robocop (of the ones… [more]
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[comment removed - if you've got a factual point to make, it's better without the personal attacks] [more]
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Vermont has *fourteen* counties! Thirteen and mine! (yes, noted, thank you!) [more]
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Direct link to some context. [more]
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[reminder: edit window is for typos. Please don't edit your comments for content. Add a second comment if you have to add more content. Thanks.] [more]
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I am very very ask-y and my feeling is that once opened you are welcome to partake or not. Not everyone is following the same rule book w/r/t gift-giving culture. If someone brings a food/drink gift to my event I will often but not always open it and… [more]
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This is me. I will not wear anything that requires pins. It needs to be one hair doinker, one barrette or one clip. I sidebraid my hair a lot and wear it with a scarf if I am feeling dressy-ish. I did make a whole YouTube playlist of how to make… [more]
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