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  1. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I can see the moon from my house, which makes me an astronaut.
  2. Utilities
    All, If I could have your feedback on this, it would be appreciated. I am FURIOUS and am wondering if I'm overreacting to this issue since I am not a Protectionist. I live in NY State- Niagara Falls to be precise. NY has a mandate that by 2015 (or close to it), 25% of the state's energy...
  3. News you can use
    Senate report says wealthy use foreign banks to evade taxes A Senate report set for release Thursday asserts that Swiss banking giant UBS and LGT, a large bank in the tiny European principality ...
  4. News you can use
    Can foreign homebuyers find a loan? European buyers are seeking bargains on homes in the U.S., but lending is scarce, says the Real Estate Adviser.
  5. Find Your Kith
    Hey! I was wondering if anyone out there has or plans to host foreign exchange students? What challenges have you experienced? What successes? What is it about hosting that you love? We are getting ready to host our third. We've hosted 2 girls in the past; one from Hong Kong, and one from...
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    Betting the farm on foreign funds Question: Is now a good time to move more of my portfolio from domestic mutual funds into international funds? - Brett Phillips
  7. Kitchen Basics
    When I go shopping, in the produce section, I always look at the sticker where it came from. I don't mind eating fresh produce like avocados that comes from Mexico or oranges that comes from New Zealand because it's "thick skinned". Is it okay to eat conventional produce from foreign...
  8. Find Your Kith
    So is anyone else here born outside the U.S.? I was born in Finland and moved here few years back when I married my American DH.
  9. Education
    Our school district doesn't begin foreign language until high school unless you choose to go to the "out of zone school" that houses the International Baccalaurate program. My older son goes to that program. The program suits him well. My younger DS who would do wonderful in the program is...
  10. Education
    My 7-year-old daughter would like to learn either French or Spanish this year. Any recs on software, workbooks, etc. for this that also show you how to pronounce everything correctly?? :)
  11. Green Living
    So as I sit here w/my cup of water (been dehydrated past few days... nothing but water for me - so hushit!)... and my mini-toasts (melba toast size, but not melba... home made mini loaf bread) & my store-bought hummus i think... *yum* Besides hummos (simply mashed chickpeas w/whatever...
  12. General Chat
    Just wondering if anyone speaks anything other than English? I took Spanish in high school but seemed to only learn it long enough to pass the test. I have always wished that I really did know another language. In this area, speaking spanish would really be a job asset. I should have paid...
  13. General Chat
    from Japan. Has anyone done this and if so do you have any advice? She is arriving tonight.
  14. General Chat
    I can read and write most French, but I have trouble keeping up in conversation.
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