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I Oppose So Called Mandatory Volunteerism

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    100 Hours Required to Graduate My High School - My high school required us to have 100 hours (so like 25 a year). I came up 10 short - yes it has to be documented! So, I helped my...
    alexandra31 alexandra31 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Smells Funny To Me - Besides being a complete oxymoron, it just smells fishy. I don't want any bill saying I have to volunteer for government service. I know under this bill...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    Not Sure When But - soon all colleges and universities (in the USA) will require CBL (community based learning) classes in order to get a degree. Therefore, volunteering...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Am I Wrong? - I joined this group  with the thought that it was about forcing people to volunteer?? I'm thinking I might be off base but that's my topic so here goes. I...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    I Am so angry at him!!!!! He said he would pick up our son today. Even possibly hang out all three of us as a family. And what the hell does he do. He freaking leaves my son...
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    I was called Ma'am twice today.
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    So the only ones who have called me pretty are my friends and they said it just because I was talking about it. There was never a time when someone saw me and said "you look great...
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    I am the ugliest thing on the planet:/ I got called ugly today, I plan on starving myself to death pretty soon anyways, maybe then I'll be beautiful?💔💔💔
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    He called me angel eyes . Sang the song to me .. He sang to me all the time - He is the only man I ever really loved , the love of my life , the piece of me that will always be...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I am not talking about classic Hollywood looks, plastic surgery, or a certain size dictated by fashion industry. I am talking about wearing clothes that look good on you and...
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The other day, I made a relatively stupid comment that stemmed from my lack of knowledge on Canadian politics. One of the people in the conversation group responded by calling me...
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    Can the Jews stop Putin?
    churinga churinga 70+, M Mar 22

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    Definitely....just pull them out, my uncle is still there and its been almost 10 years, thats too long for us, especially my aunt.
    PiperElizabethGx PiperElizabethGx 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    How to be a constitutional expert on money.
    churinga churinga 70+, M Mar 27

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    Finally the full Original Outlaw Posted in the comments
    DaBigA DaBigA 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    If you're a senior then I don't mind. I find it disrespectful and condescending. Why do people need to feel the need to put people down by calling them a kid? Is it because they...
    GoFuckYourselfBitch GoFuckYourselfBitch 70+, M Mar 17

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    I didn't know any better when I tried to ask out the one girl that I liked. But that backfired really bad.
    alfredsvent alfredsvent 22-25, M Mar 18

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    Yea, this has been happening a lot recently. I don't know when and I don't know why it began but id like it to stop. Do not make your first message to me along the lines of "Hey...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm known as "termite" in school for tripping on something and hotting my teeth on a wooden locker. I tremendously hate it. I wish i didn't trip or at least wish I didn't hit the...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I had a friend who's mom didn't like me she thought I was a bad influence on her son. She blamed me for lots of things like him growing his hair out and how he started listening to...
    DazzleStarr DazzleStarr 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    When I was in high school, one of the small things that made me realize I was growing up was that little kids began to look at me differently. I became a grown up to them. They...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    The feeling inside that you're being torn to shreds comes from actions you can't control. Being torn apart inside starts to affect the way you think about certain things. The...
    StayinAliveToSurvive StayinAliveToSurvive 22-25, M Apr 1

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    Just listen to the rhythm in my heart!!
    AnInfamousDerka AnInfamousDerka 18-21, M Apr 2

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    And absolutely made my day. Just wanted to share that.
    countingstarsss countingstarsss 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    People told me to take it as a compliment. But, I have a name. It's Zaran. I do look like him. I am proud of that. But, I do have a name. It's Zaran.
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Save MeWhisper in my earsBe the wind blowing my mindTake me to the skySay my name and make me flyTell me something niceDon't be honestTell me a lieStay with me tonightWhile my...
    Intothestorm Intothestorm 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I unfold my wings I can fly I take off running I can fly I launch my self off the edge I can fly I flap my wings I can fly I try to glide I can fly I feel my body start to plummet...
    lshidonil lshidonil 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really hate it, some people here use it to call the people they don't even know. I think you can call me by my username. because dear is used for a loved one either she is a girl...
    visibleme visibleme 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Andy Beirsack is so freaking adorable and I'd love to just hug the sh*t out of him! I got into their music though because of my now ex girlfriend. But that's okay.
    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    my parents seem to think its a problem, my teacher thinks its great for the most part, but my parents are trying to get me to stop doing it so often. we have debates in class...
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    TheTristman TheTristman 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    To make my story short parents broke up when I was three lived with mom dad started to molest me shortly after they split. Then at the age of five my mom started dating this...
    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I dislike tipping, plain and simple. It's not legally required unless a large bill incurs a mandatory 'gratuity fee.' Then again, I'm unsure if a restaurant has the legal right...
    FonderAbsence FonderAbsence 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I have always like wearing bras. First it was my Mother's and then my wife's. Finally I thought enough is enough and it was time for me to purchase my own. I called Macy's and...
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