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Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
20 (37%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
4 (7.4%)
The Board is too cliquish.
10 (18.5%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
3 (5.6%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
2 (3.7%)
Not enough Board moderation.
4 (7.4%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
11 (20.4%)

Total Members Voted: 54

Black Law Student Discussion Board

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« Reply #53240 on: January 21, 2008, 06:40:32 PM »
I am so looking forward to this show....  ;D http://www.nbc.com/The_Baby_Borrowers/about/index.shtml

NBC's upcoming reality series "The Baby Borrowers," premiering on Monday 18 (9 p.m. ET), is an intriguing new social experiment based on the hit British program that asks five diverse teenage couples -- ages 18-20 -- to fast-track to adulthood by setting up a home, getting a job and becoming caring parents first to babies, toddlers, pre-teens and their pets, teenagers and senior citizens -- all over the course of three weeks.

As the social experiment begins, the five young volunteer couples are asked to literally grow up overnight when they are each given a home in a quiet cul-de-sac outside Boise, Idaho and attend pre-natal classes as each "mother" wears a simulated "empathy" belly to prepare them for the arrival of their "baby."

When a real baby (all aged six-11 months old) appears at their door -- courtesy of five pairs of real volunteer parents (some of whom were teen parents themselves) who entrust their infants to one of the couples -- the nervous, fumbling teens are in for three long, arduous days that make chilling out a distant memory. They must stick to rigid routines, handle the feeding chores, diaper duty and crying jags that might be shared by baby and teens -- all the while under 24-hour supervision by nannies and the real parents who are stationed next door, watching via monitor, and able to step in at any time. Plus, one teen from each of the couples must start a job, ranging from working in a local vet's office to a lumberyard, leaving the other alone as caregiver for the day.

After three surprising, intense days, each teen couple will bid bye-bye to the baby and receive a toddler as their fast-forward adult life progresses. They will have to cope with typical "terrible twos" behavior, including pouty tantrums, potty training and other messes. Three days later, the weary couples must face the reality of parenting several sassy pre-teens/"tweeners" at once -- each with a family pet in tow, adding to their responsibilities.

Seventy-two hours later, the teenagers arrive, thereby perhaps providing them with a mirror image of their own recent relationships with their parents. To complete the cycle of life, the experiment ends with as couples are graced with the opportunity to care for a senior citizen, including some with health issues, who represent what might be in store for them in the distant future.

Through this emotional, dramatic journey, each young couple will get a unique opportunity to peer into the future and see what they (and their partners) might be like if they remain together and decide to build a family. Tested by the everyday ups and downs of taking care of others and maintaining a relationship, most of the teens find themselves looking at all of their relationships and notions of parenthood in a new light.



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« Reply #53241 on: January 21, 2008, 06:45:14 PM »
Lol I saw the commercial for that; I think I'm going to watch it too.  They showed a little black baby throwing up.  Should be hilarious.

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« Reply #53242 on: January 21, 2008, 06:49:52 PM »
Lol I saw the commercial for that; I think I'm going to watch it too.  They showed a little black baby throwing up.  Should be hilarious.

In the preview one girl is crying into the cellphone. "I cant do this!" I am thinking by the time they get to the "tween" someone is going to quit.

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« Reply #53243 on: January 21, 2008, 06:50:05 PM »
LOL..this sounds like a real life version of The Sims.  Horrible.  I'll probably watch.

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« Reply #53244 on: January 21, 2008, 06:51:38 PM »
I couldn't be on there...I'd spank a child and the parents would call the police...

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« Reply #53245 on: January 21, 2008, 06:52:40 PM »
same

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« Reply #53246 on: January 21, 2008, 07:02:28 PM »
I couldn't be on there...I'd spank a child and the parents would call the police...

Well the parents are next door. So if it get too out of hand maybe they will step in to help with little johnny or sue. You cant spank a baby. But 2 and up..all bets are off. 

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« Reply #53247 on: January 21, 2008, 07:03:39 PM »
Dang.  That sounds like it would  be so funny.

I love how "Kelsey" thinks that parenting is easy.  Rofl. 

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« Reply #53248 on: January 22, 2008, 06:54:22 AM »
So...is it safe to say that we are in a recession?

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« Reply #53249 on: January 22, 2008, 07:01:51 AM »
No, it's safe to say that we are in a bear market.  We need more economic data before calling a recession.

But with interest rates falling, I might look into buying some property within the next 15 mos...