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Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91091 Sep 10, 2013
I think it took my SIL like 8 years to become a citizen, but that was like 20 years ago or something, so times could have been different. And she was married to my brother and had 2 kids.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91092 Sep 10, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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She'd better suck it up. Coming back to live with us is not an option. It's just drama, drama, drama all the time. Nothing's ever right and it's never her fault.
I *did* just find out she's got a job interview in a couple days, as a reading tutor for some grade school kids. Maybe it'll give her some perspective on her juvenile behavior.
The job thing is good. Stick to your guns about her not coming back and kep up the counseling. You so need that right now. It's like you guys are refugees or something.

I hate the "it's not my fault" crowd. Even if it isn't so what? Suck it up and do what you need to do. It's called being a grown up. Of course she's young, but she *is* and adult and like most people her age I'm sure she's not shy about saying she's one, so go for it,*be* an adult.

Of course I'm kind of a bitch, so YMMV. ;-)

Since: Jan 10

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#91093 Sep 10, 2013
My friends tried a new discipline technique for toddlers they'd read about (and bought the book this weekend). It's working so well, their day care provider borrowed the book, is on chapter 5 (short, easy read). Day care lady just texted my friend to tell her that the 3yo (the one they'd been using the book on) reported that SHE used the technique to get her little sister to stop putting sand on her and it worked.

I love that. YOu parents will like this bit from my friend:

One of my favorite scenarios that the author writes about is "What do you do if they won't come out of their room?". He says "Take a break, enjoy the quiet, drink a cup of coffee, read a book"

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91094 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friends tried a new discipline technique for toddlers they'd read about (and bought the book this weekend). It's working so well, their day care provider borrowed the book, is on chapter 5 (short, easy read). Day care lady just texted my friend to tell her that the 3yo (the one they'd been using the book on) reported that SHE used the technique to get her little sister to stop putting sand on her and it worked.
I love that. YOu parents will like this bit from my friend:
One of my favorite scenarios that the author writes about is "What do you do if they won't come out of their room?". He says "Take a break, enjoy the quiet, drink a cup of coffee, read a book"
Is it the Vulcan death grip? Because that would be cool.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91095 Sep 10, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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She'd better suck it up. Coming back to live with us is not an option. It's just drama, drama, drama all the time. Nothing's ever right and it's never her fault.
I *did* just find out she's got a job interview in a couple days, as a reading tutor for some grade school kids. Maybe it'll give her some perspective on her juvenile behavior.
Or she'll get in an argument with a 8 year old and wonder why the parents get all upset.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#91096 Sep 10, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Is it the Vulcan death grip? Because that would be cool.
I'm needing something more along the lines of a freeze ray that I can shoot out of my eyes. Nothing permanent; just stop them from doing the naughty thing they've been warned about not doing at least 10 times.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#91097 Sep 10, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
It's a huge deal. America is so racist and so xenophobic it's unreal
Yes. America. The epitome of racism and xenophobia....
Mimi Seattle wrote:
I suppose unless one is a white anglo-saxon male protestant, they are really in the way and should probably just leave the country...
Isn't that the way most of "you" people think of white anglo-saxon male protestants?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#91098 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
But edog called "bullshit" on Mimi and said it would take years for the friend to get his citizenship. And he was wrong.
Turns out I was right once again and you were wrong. He's been in the country for at least a decade, he's been trying for his citizenship for the last three years.

Now who has zero credibility?

Since: Jan 10

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#91099 Sep 10, 2013
Check this short story out in my local paper (no registration required):

http://www.twincities.com/breakingnews/ci_240...

Nutshell: When google was driving around taking pictures for its "street view" option in its map feature, it also was using the airwaves to pull people's wifi and internet passwords and other encrypted info!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91100 Sep 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Turns out I was right once again and you were wrong. He's been in the country for at least a decade, he's been trying for his citizenship for the last three years.
Now who has zero credibility?
All sorts of people have been in this country. Does he have residency? If so, how long? Has he gone out of the country? If so, how many times and for what length?

Those things matter.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#91101 Sep 10, 2013
Toj wrote:
All sorts of people have been in this country. Does he have residency? If so, how long? Has he gone out of the country? If so, how many times and for what length?
Those things matter.
What is your point? Tell us something we don't know. This has no bearing or relevance to the discussion. Mimi was trying to throw it in my face that some immigrant is gonna come over here, gain citizenship, and vote Democrat. She intentionally left out some very important details. THAT is what I was calling her out on.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91102 Sep 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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What is your point? Tell us something we don't know. This has no bearing or relevance to the discussion. Mimi was trying to throw it in my face that some immigrant is gonna come over here, gain citizenship, and vote Democrat. She intentionally left out some very important details. THAT is what I was calling her out on.
all she eaid is that she was helping him. YOU made the assumption that this was the start of the process. She did not intentionally leave anything out.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91103 Sep 10, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>I'm needing something more along the lines of a freeze ray that I can shoot out of my eyes. Nothing permanent; just stop them from doing the naughty thing they've been warned about not doing at least 10 times.
My dad had that. The glare of death. Usually in the rear view mirror of the car. Stopped me cold and probably would still today. My sister was immune to it, though.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91104 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Check this short story out in my local paper (no registration required):
http://www.twincities.com/breakingnews/ci_240...
Nutshell: When google was driving around taking pictures for its "street view" option in its map feature, it also was using the airwaves to pull people's wifi and internet passwords and other encrypted info!
Old news down here, from maybe a year and a half ago, possibly longer.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91105 Sep 10, 2013
Tonka

OT.

One of the side bar ads is for Stella Artois Cider. I am reasonably sure it was not on the shelf in Binny's on Sunday.

I am not sure whether I am interested or think we have been co-opted into something fashionable. Chi chi comes to mind, and not in a good way.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#91107 Sep 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
all she eaid is that she was helping him. YOU made the assumption that this was the start of the process. She did not intentionally leave anything out.
No surprise. Reading comprehension fail.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
but the citizenship thing will take 3 months.
AFTER ten years of being in the country. And AFTER three years of marriage to a citizen. A little factoid that was left out of her initial posts.

Doubt me again. Who's next?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91108 Sep 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Turns out I was right once again and you were wrong. He's been in the country for at least a decade, he's been trying for his citizenship for the last three years.
Now who has zero credibility?
That is SO not what I said.

I SAID he COULD have gotten it after three years!
I said he's been here for years.
I NEVER said he'd been trying for years.
This is the VERY FIRST TIME he's ever applied. It's been a MONTH.
ONE SINGLE MONTH.
He will be a citizen before the Haj.

You are wrong on every single point. All of them. Full stop.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91109 Sep 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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What is your point? Tell us something we don't know. This has no bearing or relevance to the discussion. Mimi was trying to throw it in my face that some immigrant is gonna come over here, gain citizenship, and vote Democrat. She intentionally left out some very important details. THAT is what I was calling her out on.
BULLSHIIT. I said that ONE immigrant who is in the country NOW will be getting his citizenship.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91110 Sep 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>all she eaid is that she was helping him. YOU made the assumption that this was the start of the process. She did not intentionally leave anything out.
Nope. In fact I gave details, which aren't anyone's business in order to clarify WHY he will have citizenship so quickly.

The mutt is an idiot. Of *course* he will have been in the country for X years because those are the rules, but the mutt seems to think that I was saying it is someone who just got off the boat for the first time. I probably shouldn't have assumed that he would know that's not possible.

I shouldn't have assumed that he would just know, like everyone else knows, that in order to get citizenship one must be a permanent resident residing in the country for a minimum of 5 years,(3 years if married to am American citizen). I forgot who I was dealing with...silly me.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91111 Sep 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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He's been in the country for at least a decade, he's
He's been in the country since 2007. That is not "at least a decade." Do the math.

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