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    Swinging (partner swapping)

    Yes my aunt and uncle were married and it worked out fine for them. They were married for over 30 years before he died, she died a short few years after him. I think it can work for those who arent jealous and have a very strong marriage.
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    Swinging (partner swapping)

    I have known people who have done this. One was my aunt and uncle and it worked fine for them. Another was a friend and it ruined their marriage. I also tried the open mind concept and let's just say my emotions got in the way of that. I dont think it is a good idea but hey to each their own is...
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    Progressive Hearing Loss

    I lost mine completely at around 35 years old. But the first time, I was 14. I got a hearing aid at 15.I didnt cope very well. I shut myself off from everyone for a full year. I dont think you ever truly accept the loss, you just learn to accept what you cant change.
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    Handicapped Parking Permits & Deaf people

    Having something that pretty much lets others know that we are deaf puts us in greater danger because now they know we cannot hear them sneak up on us.
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    Handicapped Parking Permits & Deaf people

    I have one because I have multiple health issues and all are invisible. I have to use a electric cart at the stores and I hate it because people see that I am also overweight and assume I use one because I am lazy. I have arthritis to begin with and somedays it is painful just to stand up much...
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    Which AD'er are you wondering about?

    Oh wow! I havent seen you in forever Pal. It's been a long time. How you been?
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    Smoking and Vaping around the kids

    As a former smoker, I can tell you the evils of smoking and those who do smoke does not really realize just how bad they smell. I cannot stand the smell of smoke anymore and when someone who smokes gets near me, I just have to move away.
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    Which AD'er are you wondering about?

    As in Pal?
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    Which AD'er are you wondering about?

    She passed away sadly. I miss talking to her on VP.
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    Flaws Found in State Child-Abuse Registries

    Think of how many falsely accused could be on this registry also. Plus, in the state of Ohio if you are above 14 and accused of any sexually related crimes you can be forced to register. I do not agree with this. We take away a child's life before he even begins to really have one.
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    Flaws Found in State Child-Abuse Registries

    The problem is that once you are seen on the registry, MOST people automatically assume that you are a pedophile..They don't associate the registry as just a list of people who have been accused of a sexual offense and some of those offenses can be very minor indeed. The lists are used to drive...
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    Flaws Found in State Child-Abuse Registries

    OMG sorry I didn't know. What happened may I ask?
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    Flaws Found in State Child-Abuse Registries

    Oh, I know! There are way too many children being registered as sex offenders and by doing so, we are ruining their chances at having any kind of life after 18. That registry follows them even after they no longer have to register. There is always some group that will dredge up your old...
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    Hearing people who are attracted to deaf people

    I would think it may have to do with more than a fetish. I would think that maybe they have the idea that deaf=dumb. I have noticed a lot of deaf people complaining that their spouses cheat on them and do not include them in conversations and etc. I think maybe they date and marry deaf thinking...
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    Extreme Couponing

    Wow this is awesome advice thank you! What I do not agree with and have a problem with is people reselling what they get for free or practically nothing. If you do get a whole bunch of the item, I believe you should be donating it to other people who need it, not reselling it. The only thing I...
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