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And if you had tried, you would have been the bad person for not trusting/being meddlesome. No win situation lady. It's her bed, let her lay in it.
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I can do that now too! Loving my new toys. But still feeling like a shitty friend.
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#77947
Dec 31, 2012
 
So I take it A has split from dooshbag?

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#77948
Dec 31, 2012
 
RACE wrote:
And if you had tried, you would have been the bad person for not trusting/being meddlesome. No win situation lady. It's her bed, let her lay in it.
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I know that's technically true... not my life, not my decision. But I still feel like I missed the signs and wish I would have spoken up. I'm really naive sometimes.

So the friend who I wish was single isn't, and vice versa. Awesome.

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#77949
Dec 31, 2012
 
Oh, different couple. BUmmer. :(
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#77950
Dec 31, 2012
 
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I know that's technically true... not my life, not my decision. But I still feel like I missed the signs and wish I would have spoken up. I'm really naive sometimes.
So the friend who I wish was single isn't, and vice versa. Awesome.
One night of improper flirting/necking in a bar does not break up a marriage. It is the tip of the iceberg of things that are larger and more seriously wrong that they kept hidden.

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Dec 31, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>One night of improper flirting/necking in a bar does not break up a marriage. It is the tip of the iceberg of things that are larger and more seriously wrong that they kept hidden.
I interpreted non-single to mean she had a boyfriend, not a husband. And I'll disagree.

Perhaps the longer you've been married, the greater chance you have of working through your spouse making out with someone, but that is a major affront. To me, that's just a few steps away from having sex. We read all sorts of nonsense in these letters about people having "emotional affairs". F that. Making out with someone is way worse in my book.

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One night of making out in a bar = the end of my relationship.

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#77953
Dec 31, 2012
 
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One night of making out in a bar = the end of my relationship.
Don't forget the going home with the dude part. No sex of course.

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#77954
Dec 31, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Don't forget the going home with the dude part. No sex of course.
WHy would you go home with a guy from the bar except to have sex with him? I never went home just to make out.

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#77955
Dec 31, 2012
 
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WHy would you go home with a guy from the bar except to have sex with him? I never went home just to make out.
So your tech bf get any tech toys for xmas?

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#77956
Dec 31, 2012
 
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<quoted text>So your tech bf get any tech toys for xmas?
No. He got more gift cards for Menard's b/c he's redoing his kitchen this winter. Heck, his kids got more "tech" toys than ever -- remote controlled truck, motorcycle, helicopter, etc.

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For those that are falling for the hysteria gun laws:

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.
From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control.
From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Germany established gun control in 1938 and
From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were
Unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
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China established gun control in 1935.
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Guatemala established gun control in 1964.
From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970.
From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Cambodia established gun control in 1956.
From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated
in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
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You won't see this data on the US evening news,
or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property
and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control,
please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'.
Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America
because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this anti gun - control message to all of your friends.
The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield,
and skill is more important than either.
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED
CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
IT'S A NO BRAINER!
DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS
IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

The United States was brought to its knees by a handful of dedicated criminals USING ONLY ....A FEW BOX CUTTERS!

The three states that have liberal gun permits also have the lowest crime. Think the bad guys knowing that someone behind the door is armed may have something to do with that?

Do a search on Washington State, North Dakota, and Vermont

Do you think Obama and Feinstein don't want to do away from citizens having guns??? And now England wants to ban knives with "Pointed tips"". England just had a mass rally, warning Americans not to give up your guns, and to look at what is happened to their country since the ban on guns. Could you imagine a Policeman answering an armed break-in without a gun??

Toj

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Bruser wrote:
For those that are falling for the hysteria gun laws:
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.
From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
----------
In 1911, Turkey established gun control.
From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
----------
Germany established gun control in 1938 and
From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were
Unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
----------
China established gun control in 1935.
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
----------
Guatemala established gun control in 1964.
From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
----------
Uganda established gun control in 1970.
From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
----------
Cambodia established gun control in 1956.
From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people,
Unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
----------
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated
in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
----------
You won't see this data on the US evening news,
or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property
and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control,
please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'.
Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America
because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this anti gun - control message to all of your friends.
The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield,
and skill is more important than either.
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED
CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
IT'S A NO BRAINER!
DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS
IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
The United States was brought to its knees by a handful of dedicated criminals USING ONLY ....A FEW BOX CUTTERS!
The three states that have liberal gun permits also have the lowest crime. Think the bad guys knowing that someone behind the door is armed may have something to do with that?
Do a search on Washington State, North Dakota, and Vermont
Do you think Obama and Feinstein don't want to do away from citizens having guns??? And now England wants to ban knives with "Pointed tips"". England just had a mass rally, warning Americans not to give up your guns, and to look at what is happened to their country since the ban on guns. Could you imagine a Policeman answering an armed break-in without a gun??
SImplistic and meaningless. Example: Those weren't "christians" in Uganda being killed. THey were merely Ugandan citizens. They weren't killed for being Christian (the country is overwhelmingly Christian); they were killed because Idi Amin staged a coup in 1971 (and he wasn't part of the government that instituted gun control in 1970) and killing civilians is a part of many coups. It's only coincidental (and likely, given the high % of Christianity) that the Ugandans killed were Christian.

So far as Cambodia, it was FOUR years and TWO million people.

AT least do some fact-checking before posting this stuff.

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#77960
Dec 31, 2012
 
Da coach has been da-smissed!

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Da coach has been da-smissed!
I really like Lovie Smith -- but we do need a change. Someone who could inspire those players. They obviously weren't inspired enough. You'd think a fat paycheck for playing a kids' game would be inspiration enough, but I guess not.

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#77962
Dec 31, 2012
 
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Q1. That husband is a genius. Makes her happy and avoids the drama.

Q2. "How can I politely steer myself away from these questions?"
Stop worrying about polite.

"A: Wow, you know a lot of dreadful people. I, too, had a baby at 40 (the regular way, not that anybody asked me) and I can't recall one person saying anything but how happy they were for me."

This. If I had something negative to say about the situation, I'd do the right thing and say it behind their back.:)

Q3. I think these peeps are being unreasonable. I mean why is it such a big problm to let mom invite some of her friends, especially if she's willing to pay. I paid for our wedding. No money from the parents. I certainly did not have an unlimited budget. But I was more than happy to invite a few of my mom's friends. Friends that I did not know at all. It made her happy to have her friends there.

Q.4 "A: If I understand, the question you're asking me is if you should pursue a romantic relationship with your male ex who is becoming a female ex."
WTF?!? You need to ask?

Q5."he wraps his left arm protectively around his food and hovers his upper body over it"
He eaither has a bunch of older brothers or spent time in prison.

His behavior is not going to magically change by itself. If you want him to change, you need to use your words.

Q6. "A: It's very sad to have to estrange yourself from your family, but that may be your only recourse."

Q7."Do I owe her the truth as I understand it?" Yes.

Q8."Should I forget the age difference and enjoy the relationship?" You want Prudy's permission? You're to stupid to date.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
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Q3. I think these peeps are being unreasonable. I mean why is it such a big problm to let mom invite some of her friends, especially if she's willing to pay. I paid for our wedding. No money from the parents. I certainly did not have an unlimited budget. But I was more than happy to invite a few of my mom's friends. Friends that I did not know at all. It made her happy to have her friends there.
While I agree with you--on the flip side of this, I can't see myself going to a wedding where I'm not acquainted with the bride or groom. Just seems weird and intrusive at best and gift-grabby at worst. But maybe when my friends' kids are old enough to be getting hitched, I'll think differently about it.

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Dec 31, 2012
 
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While I agree with you--on the flip side of this, I can't see myself going to a wedding where I'm not acquainted with the bride or groom. Just seems weird and intrusive at best and gift-grabby at worst. But maybe when my friends' kids are old enough to be getting hitched, I'll think differently about it.
At a big wedding with 150, 200 guests, I can see adding a few of mom's friends (if she's known the women for 30 years, they know her son vicariously through her). But 70 people? That's pretty small. Will these 10 friends want to bring their husbands (it's a fair/reasonable expectation on their part). Then we're talking 20 people.

Sounds like the couple knew MIL would want to insert herself and that's why they decided to not let her be involved in the first place.

She sounds like one of those MILs who will insist that she has every right to be in the delivery room, too.

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#77965
Dec 31, 2012
 
So, one of our friends is a shop manager. He's been having problems with people dumping their trash in his dumpster. They only have one of the mini sized ones, so when some lazy cheap slag dumped four large bags in it, it was nearly filled.
He put on the gloves and pawed through a bit, and found a pile of mail, recent stuff. Called the cops here, and in the city the dumper had on the mail and filed reports for illegal dumping with both cities.
He's called the cops in the other town and asked, and they've told him that if he verifies that the person still lives at that address, he's within his rights to "return" her garbage, he just has to leave it in the bags. Cop said "good job, I'm proud of you" when he called. LOL!
Hoping I can talk Bear into us going along to watch the slag get her trash back.

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