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[ - ] dd (9yo) has the most annoying friend over. Argues all the time with dh and I--sort of a know-it-all. Wears me out. Feel bad for thinking this 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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So, tell the kids to go play and leave you two alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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oh..they are..but during dinner..she is just rude towards adults. Every chance she gets she argues just for the sake of arguing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:55 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 5'5" 152 pounds, and ds is 18 mo. I no longer nurse and every time I go on a diet dh sabotages it. He brongs cupcakes, chocolates, etc... and I try really hard but I give in and his excuse is "they make you happy" I hate it! WTF?! Why am I paying 150 a week for a nutrition expert if he justs "wants me happy." We have no sex life bec. I hate my body, I am miserable with the way I look and he still thinks I am happy fat. And if I ask what is he tinking, he says "I just love you the way you are and you deprive yourself of thing s you like on a diet." I DON'T GET IT? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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oh my god, your dh sounds wonderful. but still this is not good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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I know, that is why I feel so bad at telling him to stop, but he hast to. When we mwt I was bulemic and I purged all the time. He thinks I stoped a long time ago, but I trully stoped when I got pg with ds. Now I can't seem to get the weight off by mysefl w/o relying on the old tricks so to have suopport is even more important for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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My dh hates how grumpy I get when I am dieting - that's why he sabotages [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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op: I get it, but in the long run it makes things harder for him too, bec I chat, and I happy for like 5 miutes and then I turn into thes bitch, that just wants to kill him. It trully is counterproductive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] what do you clean your marble bathroom vanity with? Won't most products etch the marble? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:52 PM Flag
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Windex. Any product with some acid in it will damage marble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Help! Just had friends over and my 3.5 yo punched my dh in the face right in front of them. His behavior is getting so out of control we are so worried. Is this normal for his age (he has a 3.5 mos old new sister and his g-pa just died) but how long can I make excuses?! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:49 PM Flag
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I would have removed child immediately from the room where the visiting was going on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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and then what? We did that but got a little aggressive after that. Not proud. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:51 PM Flag
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don't make excuses, just correct behavior -- 3 yos have poor impulse control and some act out by hitting. Now if he's still doing this in a year, start to worry ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:52 PM Flag
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how would you suggest I correct the behavior?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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have same consistent reponse every time, no matter where you are -- eg two minute time out every time he hits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:55 PM Flag
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He would never sit still for a time out. What else? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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put in room by himself (safe space) -- use a bedroom or bathroom and tell him that the two minutes will start when he stops yelling. Hold door shut if necessary. Or use a reward/demerit system. Every time he hits he gets x which leads to y. It doesnt matter so much which methiod you choose, but that you follow it consistently & that it matter to your child. The goal is to get him to think and make a good choice before he hits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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my 3 yr old is a total pia. no impulse control at all - and he doesn;t seem to fear misbehavior like my 6 yr old did at that age. if this ins;t a phase i don't know what i'll do, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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i don't think it would hurt for you to seek some help--like a child psychologist, even if this is totally normal for a 3yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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over-reaction, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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I want to take some steps before I do that. I don't believe that needs to be the first step. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:55 PM Flag
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Spend some one-on-one time with him where you (or dh) follow his lead; try to catch the "negative" behaviors before they escalate by being playful about it (eg, turn into a game of "I'm gonna get you", start a silly dance, etc.); change your self-talk about him so that you are seeing the positives about him and not focussing on the negatives; make sure his immediate needs have been met before adding another stressor such as visitors (eg, hunger, tiredness); talk / listen about grandpa and about new db; etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Mamaroneck did not score higher on Newsweek (or US News World Report or NY Board of Ed), where did the person that posted earlier today get that info from, just curious?. All these reports are publically available online and school ranlings are also available on www.greatschools.net to anyone who wants to view them. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:49 PM Flag
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I meant did not score higher than Rye Neck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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can't you just tell us what the top 5 in Westchester are? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:00 PM Flag
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Scarsdale, Bronxville, Edgemont, Chappaqua, Ardsley [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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how do these schools compare with a good selective public in manhattan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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they are public, must take everyone who lives there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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Mamaroneck is much bigger than Rye Neck, that is the primary difference. overall score may look lower, but they have more high scorers than rye neck, more options in high school, but if you want a little school, go with rye neck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:07 PM Flag
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Obviously they should have a higher 'number' of high scorers than Rye Neck, since it is a bigger school district, but I don't believe they have a higher 'proportion' of high scorers than Rye Neck. However, I do agree with you that Mamaroneck has more non-mainstream academic services than Rye Neck such as services for special needs children. For instance they have a preschool program for Special Ed children and children from economically disadvantaged homes at Mam'k Ave elem school and provide scholarships to summer camp etc to children from economically disadvantaged homes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:57 PM Flag
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small school vs bigger vs extra large school its all a matter of choice. Small schools in Westchester include Irvington, Hastings, Ardsley, Poncantico Hills, Dobbs Ferry, Rye Neck and Valhalla which are all good schools. Scarsdale, Chappaqua, Mamaroneck, Rye and Edgemont are bigger school districts. Then you have the large school districts like New Rochelle, Yonkers, Mt Vernon, White Plains, Greenbugh ....it all depends on what you want. Small schools tend to have more of a private school feel and more individual attention for the children. As the school gets bigger it has more of a public school feel but academics don't necessrily suffer as specially where the schools are well funded as in affluent areas. However, the largest school districts just have too many kids at the high school level and then I think is where size becomes a really huge liability and you better do a good job of staying on top of things or your child will fall through the cracks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 02:07 PM Flag
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^^^ meant to say 'especially' not 'as specially', I was typing too fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 02:09 PM Flag
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Mamaroneck does NOT have a well respected school district [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] how much for a bat mitzvah gift in suburban nj? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:48 PM Flag
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from adults 180? From a friend 50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:51 PM Flag
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friend's daughter. also bought a small gift to go with the check. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] do you think Nick wants to cut Carmindy's too long over bleached hair? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:47 PM Flag
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he needs to do something bout his own hair first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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nick is the worst hairdresser -- he just chops up hair and makes it look crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:05 PM Flag
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Totally agree--did you see that one episode where he gave that poor girl a bowl haircut and under the layers in the front shaved her hair close to the head and dyed it BLUE?!? I'm convinced he's going through a life crisis and taking it out on the women in his barber's chair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] 9 foot ceilings in a house--average or too low? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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sounds good to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:46 PM Flag
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so long as they're at least 8 feet, they are fine, unless you and dh are giants [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:01 PM Flag
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perfect -- we have 9 feet downstairs and 8 upstairs... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:05 PM Flag
[ - ] sick of my bob. how should I wear my hair? dark and curly but blows out really well 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:41 PM Flag
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i thought you had a husband named Bob. i do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:52 PM Flag
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I thought you meant your battery operated boyfriend, cuz I call mine Bob. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:02 PM Flag
[ - ] public pre-k hopefuls: anyone in district 3 hear about pre-k placements? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.23.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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we applied for pre-Ks in district 2 and the placement info was supposed to be out the week of the 19th but so far, we're heard nada... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Clueless mom here: live in D3. I understand that to get into a school for K other than your zoned school, you had to apply to the lottery by a date in April, which I missed. Is there a similar lottery for 1sr grade? Any idea for recourse for this year (are lottery results out yet)? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.23.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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meant 1st grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:44 PM Flag
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Did you apply for G&T? What school are you zoned for? Are you really just figuring this out now and your kid starts school in September? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:44 PM Flag
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Did not apply for G&T. New to NYC and just figuring this out. DC would need to start K in September. Looks like private will be very difficult to transfer into so looking into public. Learned that we are zoned for 9 but would rather go to some other schools on the upper west side that have a dual language program. I understand that PS87 will be too hard to get into but I have also heard about PS 84 and PS 75. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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9 is better than 84 or 75 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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is the regular program at 9 better than the dual language programs at the other 2 schools? DC speaks Spanish fluently. What if we want the dual language programs? is there a way to get into the lottery at this point for K or next year for 1st grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:55 PM Flag
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There is no 1st grade lottery. If the school has seats, they may give them to you. 9 is better in every way. I would never pull my dc out of 9 for 84 or 75. You will regret that decision when your child is ready to apply for MS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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many years ps 87 is looking to balance the dual language with more spanish speakers. I would call parent coordinator and ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:36 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone like these: http://www.zappos.com/gs/n/p/dp/36757996/c/200.html 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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they are ok but no way in hell would I spend $144 on a pair of sandals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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Awful AND expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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really ugly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:48 PM Flag
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????????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Going to Disney in November - 6 nights - dcs are 7yo (boy and girl). How many character breakfasts/dinners should I do? Any restaurants that I should definitely eat at??? Need to make reservations now so trying to figure it out. never been before. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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we are going this July (kids are 8yr and 4yr) Do as many as you want. they are fun. We are doing the dining plan and they are covered with the plan so we will do many of them (they are $$$ when bought sep)q [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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OP: yes, I'm doing the dining plan too. Just didn't know if my dh will get sick of them! Which ones are you doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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well since we have 2 dds we are doing the Princess dinner at Grand Floridian, Crystal Palace Character breakfast (not princesses), playhouse disney character lunch and the Donald Safari character breakfast at animal kingdom. We have done the breakfast buffet at BEACHCLUB and that one has Micky, Minnie, goofy, chip n dale. they are fun. Even my dh enjoys them because the kids get a kick out of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:41 PM Flag
[ - ] If I were a Kardashian I would be so jealous of Kim - they are not even remotely as cute. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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If I were one of them I would be embarrassed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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oh yeah, but she is still very hot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:33 PM Flag
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that doesn't matter. She's not someone I would be proud to have as a sib [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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ITA - they are all wannabes...famous for being famous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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gross [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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if I were a Kardashian I would change my name and move to Montana [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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no way - I think Courtney is the prettiest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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i think kim is kinda hot.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:04 PM Flag
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i always think this. although if chloe lost weight i think she would be gorgeous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:05 PM Flag
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ita w/ op. feel bad for the other kids! Good friend of mine went to school with them in LA and they were a toned down version of what they are on the show....it was a good school...I wonder why all the bad grammar they use (not that i am one to talk!) just interesting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Bad haircut = I need to use heated rollers. Any tips on how I can get the curl to stay? Hairspray isn't helping. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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Aveda makes some great products. Go someplace that sells it and ask what you should try [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:31 PM Flag
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put styling lotion on first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:06 PM Flag
[ - ] having difficult time traveling with db on the weekends for the day...he doesnt sleep in the car and then he skips 2nd nap and is soo cranky the rest of the day and then next day..what do i do just dont leave my home town on teh weekends? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:25 PM Flag
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you don't have many options: create an overtired child and suck it up, travel around naptimes so db can sleep when you get there or don't travel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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yup - babies need naps in cribs and that has to be the priority. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:36 PM Flag
[ - ] did Hillary plant the tumor? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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you see..I told you someone would blame her for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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really? I was going to peg GWB for that one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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well you are diff. because some crazies blame HILL for everything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:33 PM Flag
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LOL! I could say the same for GWB! He has been blamed for the cyclone in myanmar, the earthquake in China and high gas prices here in the last couple of weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:33 PM Flag
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well come on you have to admit he does have a hand with the gas prices going up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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no I don't. That has to do with increased demand (China and India esp) and the fact that we have not built a new oil refinery since the 1970s!( look it up) Not to mention the fact that we refuse to explore the resources we have here in this country - Anwar, coast of Florida etc. Nothing to do with GWB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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partly true, but our ANWR and Fla. resources are miniscule and we'd ruin some of the last pristine places on earth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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hello? he's an oil man, duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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what? refineries here now are not running at capacity!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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also oil companies not even drilling in all the places they currently hold leases. they're just trying to get a hold of additional oilfields so they can up their reserves and stock price. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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^^look it up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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what tumor? i've been out of town [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:20 PM Flag
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