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  • There's No Place Like Home: 31.5% of SF Millennials Live With Their Parents, Study Shows

    03/24/2017 12:39:14 PM PDT · 60 of 60
    olivia3boys to Organic Panic

    I was thinking he might not be able to get an apartment without a job while looking for his first job, but perhaps he can at least rent a room while he looks. He has some cash saved up.

    No I wouldn’t expect any company these days to pay for relocating expenses, especially not for entry level jobs. But then again a brand new college grad tends to not have a lot of stuff to move :)

  • There's No Place Like Home: 31.5% of SF Millennials Live With Their Parents, Study Shows

    03/24/2017 12:36:26 PM PDT · 59 of 60
    olivia3boys to Read Write Repeat

    Yes he did have a paid internship last summer for Wells Fargo. He may end up working there for his first job; we will see. Wells Fargo might not be in much of a hiring mood with their recent problems :)

  • There's No Place Like Home: 31.5% of SF Millennials Live With Their Parents, Study Shows

    03/24/2017 12:34:52 PM PDT · 58 of 60
    olivia3boys to Kenton

    The other poster and I live in the SF Bay Area but not in SF—yes you are right and there are more dogs than children in SF. Not a child-friendly city.

  • There's No Place Like Home: 31.5% of SF Millennials Live With Their Parents, Study Shows

    03/21/2017 10:58:12 PM PDT · 12 of 60
    olivia3boys to luckystarmom

    I also have a son graduating this summer with a BS in Economics and I want to ask—did your son do a nationwide search when job hunting, or just a Bay Area search? How many resumes sent out? Any interviews at all? I want to tell my young adult son what to expect. I suppose he looked for jobs in Texas too?

    I’m wondering if some millennials are unwilling to do a wide geographic job search? Are they willing to live anywhere for that very first job after college? I fully expect my son will not be able to return to the Bay Area to live for many years—way too expensive for a young adult just out of college.

    I think working at Whole Foods is a great idea while he continues to search.

  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 11:23:16 AM PST · 13 of 22
    olivia3boys to Mozilla

    Well, a good friend of mine who has been a Trump supporter since the early primaries has already been buying Trump wine from the beginning. She’s served it at her Vow Renewal last summer, at her election night party, her Inauguration Party, and will serve it at her 100 days party she is planning.

    I have to say that I’m a bit of a wine snob and that honestly most Trump wine is not very good. His sparkling, however, is quite drinkable—and was especially so on Election night!

  • FEDERAL AGENCIES Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover

    11/13/2016 10:00:59 AM PST · 69 of 126
    olivia3boys to ColdOne

    Federal employee here. And working in SF no less! If Clinton had won I was planning to skip all the “transition meetings” conference calls; now I’m going to gleefully attend every single one!

    FedSmith is a federal employee publication; they polled their readers a few weeks before the election and surprisingly Trump was ahead. But I think Feds who read FedSmith might be more conservative (NASA, military perhaps) than your average Fed.

  • Third-party voters are “trading votes” with Clinton voters to defeat Trump

    11/03/2016 2:27:52 PM PDT · 16 of 28
    olivia3boys to TigerClaws

    CA voter here. My 18 year old son (also CA) offered to vote for Trump for me if I would vote to legalize marijuana for him. Ha. . .

  • General Mills has huge hopes for Tiny Toast

    06/07/2016 6:33:46 AM PDT · 42 of 44
    olivia3boys to ConservativeStatement

    What I am waiting for is cereal makers to make sealable bags inside those boxes so my cereal is not constantly afflicted by pantry moths.

    I don’t understand why most food products these days come with sealable bags EXCEPT cereal, which needs the sealable bags more than anything.

  • Here’s the thing about “campus rape culture”…everyone is missing the point.

    09/01/2015 3:52:31 PM PDT · 23 of 26
    olivia3boys to Boogieman

    I like all your ideas. No fault divorce and child support only for formerly married people.

    Men have no reproductive rights. Women can choose abortion, adoption, leaving the baby at a fire station—men can choose none of these and in fact must pay child support or go to jail. (The opposite of reproductive rights.)

    We also need to invent a male birth control pill pronto. Men just don’t like condoms; I can see why—and so they rely on these “hookups” women to be telling the truth about being on birth control or whatever and now we have >50% of all babies born in the US to unwed mothers. The fact that these men are risking 25%-40% of their income for the next 18+ years in child support for their one night stands doesn’t seem to faze them.

    I also think that if babies were taken from their unwed mothers (and they were only allowed “visitation”) and given to their “fathers” (one night stand sperm donors) for custody and perhaps subsequent adoption placement there would be a lot fewer single mothers.

    Women have all the rights and none of the responsibilities. It’s the civil rights issue of our time. (Other than police seemingly shooting everybody, whether black or white.) Very sad about this since I have 3 teenage boys and they will be entering this hookup culture soon, if they haven’t already.

    Lots to think about. Men, go vote your interests better. But I’m preaching to the choir here.

  • Here’s the thing about “campus rape culture”…everyone is missing the point.

    09/01/2015 1:59:22 PM PDT · 16 of 26
    olivia3boys to Boogieman

    Yes, but I doubt marital rape is all that common and I’d consider it part of other domestic abuse. In cases of marital rape and other domestic abuse I’d say the victim is generally wise to try to get out of that marriage contract.

    I think about eight states still have alienation of affection laws—sometimes lawsuits brought by betrayed wives toward the cheating husbands’ affair partner, if they have $$—but I understand those lawsuits are hard to win.

    So what are your ideas about how to change the hookup culture? I just feel so sad for present day kids. Love and intimacy is such a nice part of life; it’s too bad they seem to be avoiding it at all costs. Unintended consequences.

  • Here’s the thing about “campus rape culture”…everyone is missing the point.

    09/01/2015 1:41:41 PM PDT · 9 of 26
    olivia3boys to The Looking Spoon

    I recently read an article about the hookup site Tinder, and “Tinderellas” and how young man brag they just go from hookup to hookup every night throughout their 20s and 30s, with no interest in love or relationships or marriage.

    And the women agree to this, one reason being because men aren’t willing to wait anymore; they don’t need to; and will just go on to the next “Tinderella,” and so the cycle perpetuates. Also there are “Tinder food stamps,” which is when a woman agrees to a night of hooking up in exchange for a meal and a drink.

    This is so sad to me. Is this what is ahead for my 10 year old daughter, and my teenage sons?

    And I can hardly blame the men either for being wary of marriage, as their wife can one day cheat on them, run off with the new guy, and take custody of his children and force him to pay 40% of his salary for child support and 20% or something for alimony.

    This whole thing is so sad to me. And all due to a lack of morality. It is always best and so much sinpler to always do the right thing, and refrain from sin.

    Then everyone wins. We’d have love, intact families, good sex lives, and a nicer society.

  • Here’s the thing about “campus rape culture”…everyone is missing the point.

    09/01/2015 1:35:49 PM PDT · 6 of 26
    olivia3boys to The Looking Spoon

    So sex in college now needs to be contractual. . .a contract needs to be signed in order for consensual sex to not be “rape” when the woman is drunk, as there is no consent when drunk, allegedly. . .

    We have come full circle as there is indeed a contract for sex already in our society. It is called marriage.

  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 6:38:26 PM PDT · 65 of 65
    olivia3boys to Impy

    The problem is Shaniqua has every incentive to have a baby: she can get child support for life from Jamal, and not have to even deal with Jamal’s moodiness!

    If child support were reserved for divorces only, and not for one-night-stands as well, would there be as many “unwed mothers?”

    Unintended consequences of well meaning gov’t policy, as usual.

  • Tuition Showdown: What is the true cost of a college degree?

    11/21/2014 9:28:23 AM PST · 14 of 14
    olivia3boys to 353FMG

    I have 4 kids, all CA residents—one started college last month. One will start in 2 years; the other two are younger. I used Excel to calculate how much it will cost my husband and myself to send our 4 children to the University of California, assuming 4 years only for completion (these days most students seem to take 5 years), no grad school, including housing and food and books and fees, and assuming a 6% increase in everything every year. (My financial planner says we should assume 7%.) Our kids will qualify for no Financial Aid other than one unsubsidized $5500 loan per year, and none are athletes.

    The total cost for 4 kids at UC: $700,000.

  • Divorced N.J. parents ordered to pay for estranged daughter's college tuition ($16K per year)

    11/13/2014 11:39:55 AM PST · 51 of 67
    olivia3boys to 11th_VA

    I believe that in about 8 states in the United States, a man can have a one-night stand, conceive a child, never see the woman or child again but pay 25% of his income for 18 years in child support PLUS 4 years of college tuition for that child.

    Think of this, gentlemen, before you decide to have unprotected sex with someone who is not your wife.

  • Here Are Some Horrific Projections For Anybody Who Expects To Pay For College Some Day

    05/30/2014 12:47:33 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    olivia3boys to SeekAndFind

    I have a high school senior, California resident, going to college next year as a freshman. He doesn’t qualify for any grants or loans beyond the standard $5500/yr loan almost everyone qualifies for(and he wouldn’t want loans anyway).

    Here’s what I learned: only 50% of students graduate from UC in 4 years; CA resident tuition is $15K tuition/yr and $15K room & board/yr. Only 25% of students graduate from the Cal State system in 4 years; $7K tuition/yr and $15K room & board/yr. Math not looking good—kids take 5-7 yrs to get out of college in CA.

    He wanted to go to school in the UK instead (following a girlfriend). What I learned: nearly 100% of UK students graduate in only THREE years. He got a small scholarship for year one, was admitted to several UK universities, total cost even with travel costs is LESS than UC, and he will see the world.

    He will be attending university in the UK. His American education is over. Moreover, I have 3 more kids and I will encourage all of them to apply to the UK or Australia or other English-speaking universities. What an opportunity. And CHEAPER!

  • Deal Reached To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags In Calif.

    01/23/2014 9:29:39 PM PST · 22 of 77
    olivia3boys to BenLurkin

    Also, I hate this “single use” terminology—many people reuse plastic bags as described in the posts above already. Like for picking up dog poop. Or for packing school lunches for teen boys (brown paper bags aren’t big enough for the quantity of food they eat).

  • Deal Reached To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags In Calif.

    01/23/2014 9:25:56 PM PST · 20 of 77
    olivia3boys to BenLurkin

    My solution (I’m in CA and work in a city with a bag ban—SF—and live in a county with a bag ban—Alameda): I now do nearly 100% of my non-grocery shopping via Amazon prime, which delivers nearly anything in 2 days. I end up with a lot of cardboard boxes to break down. I get groceries delivered right to my door with I have a big family and don’t want to mess around with cloth re-usable bags, pay for paper bags, etc.

    All the bag bans do is turn people even more to online ordering.

  • John Podesta apologizes for Jonestown quote

    12/18/2013 11:26:05 AM PST · 62 of 71
    olivia3boys to Navy Patriot

    I’m fascinated by the entire Peoples’ Temple story—it is truly hideous and spooky. I’m in my early 40s so was too young to remember the news of Jonestown and knew nothing of this until recently when I decided to research the story—I was so amazed to learn that Jim Jones was appointed by Moscone to the San Francisco Housing Authority.

    I work in SF—I have a coworker (a black guy) who was invited to a Peoples’ Temple service when it was still in SF in the 1970s, and he went up the front steps with his friend and then declined, turned back, and went home after he saw Jim Jones standing there with those sunglasses and two bodyguards. He said no preacher should have bodyguards and he disliked the looks on their faces. . .he told me he’d be dead in Guyana had he joined that “church” and is grateful his instincts told him to stay away. . .

  • Simple education idea turning into a political football (Common Core)

    12/10/2013 7:35:56 AM PST · 14 of 22
    olivia3boys to T-Bird45

    I have 4 kids in K-12 public schools (for 8 years they were in a private Lutheran school until the tuition burden of 4 kids got too great), and I’ve read a lot about common core. I’m trying to have an open mind, and I believe some changes are for the better, particularly because I live in CA where some of the fiction choices for elem school have been insipid—I was pleased with the switch to more non-fiction. My boys in particular always enjoyed learning science and other non-fiction rather than reading silly stories. Time will tell if the high school textbooks truly change to a more advanced level like they were in the 1950s (a goal of common core, although common core is not exactly a curriculum). However I hate the emphasis on “group learning” and “team grades” because really, does UC Berekely admissions care about your *team* grade or your *individual* grade when applying? Despite all this emphasis on teamwork in the workplace, it’s been my observation and experience that when push comes to shove all excellence is really driven from an individual, or from a few very talented individuals working together—not from “teams” of mediocre talent. Also, at the very elem levels common core teaches not “5 + 4 = 9” but rather “explain *why* “5 + 4 = 9”. I think this kind of question is developmentally inappropriate for a Kindergartner, who should be simply memorizing the facts. I can tell you “explain why” questions are very confusing for young children in math, even if they know the answer.

    I actually have a lot more pros and cons to write about common core—got to go now—I say let’s discuss the specifics, instead of just ranting “Federal Gov’t Takeover!” or whatever. I’m a conservative and very cautious about this, but I say let’s all find out what *really* is good and bad about common core, and discuss that. . ..