solarsys
solarsys
11/8/17
9:20 PM
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Actually, since I write about this topic for a living, rail has been a stopgap for new oil fields that didn’t have pipelines, only since about 2006. As soon as pipelines become available, oil producers switch to them, as pipeline transport costs are 2-3 times cheaper than rail. Rail crude volumes are now falling, as Read more

9/1/17
1:25 AM
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He says he’s donating a mil. Because then people love him and he gets to look at good press for a change. But will he actually follow through? Or just claim to have done it at every single presser and rally until he finally strokes out?

8/23/17
12:06 AM
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This is horrifying. What wonderful compassion on the part of her boss, who needs tires slashed and windows broke (JK, sorta). During perimenopause I went from normal, clockwork functioning to being completely irregular. Three weeks apart? Six weeks? No way to know in advance. On the worst days - sometimes several in a Read more

7/10/17
9:54 AM
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As another gamer of the female persuasion, I appreciate your thoughtful, articulate comments. I am a multi-decade gamer, from early console, to sim games, to MMOs and FPS. Reading about your experiences, Ive been fortunate, as those family & friends who game generally treat me as a serious gamer. (Those who dont Read more

7/7/17
3:09 PM
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My best friend just got a new cat, some months after the old one passed. Unfortunately the new one is much more affectionate (in my face every time I’m there) and I’m much more allergic to him. My eyes feel like they are filled with sand and my asthma is so much worse after a visit. I really enjoyed that brief break Read more

6/14/17
6:16 PM
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Absolutely on second part. Them being GOP’ers, my first thought on hearing the news was what a terrible shot this guy is.

5/10/17
1:22 PM
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Last year around this time, a woman friend said to me, “We are all mothers in some way.” I like to think that is true, and so that day celebrates the caring & compassion of all women.

5/10/17
1:19 PM
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My mother passed very suddenly four years ago, and I miss her terribly. She loved gardening, and I will garden on Sunday in her memory, and talk to her while I’m doing it.

4/24/17
6:46 AM
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For sweet box mixes (cake, brownies) I always add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a dash of cinnamon. It perks the flavor right up.

4/18/17
10:58 PM
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I want to hang out on that forum :) This describes me exactly, since finally getting through a five-year hell of peri-menopause (and losing my mother at the same time). I’M DONE!!! I want to scream it from the rooftops. And immediately thereafter and since give zero fucks has become my mantra.

4/4/17
7:23 AM
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Yes, flee! As someone who had parents who fought all the time, the best thing I did was to live multiple hours away. My father is a manipulative narcissist, they want you home so they can control you, and then eventually so you can clean up after them in their old age. Resist!

4/4/17
7:20 AM
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I found what helped most is to start by finding groups with similar interests. In my case, I found meetup.com very helpful - was able to find groups of people in my area for photography shoots, art projects, and walking/hiking, and build out from there.

3/13/17
2:48 PM
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I’m not sure the stew of chemicals, artificial ingredients, preservatives, food coloring, etc. is all that great for you either. I endured a lot of fatigue problems and headaches when younger that improved a lot once I started eliminating that stuff from my diet most of the time. And not feeling lousy helps me avoid Read more

3/13/17
2:23 PM
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I too, love my cute, musical Zojirushi & its perfect rice. Plus it’s not just a rice cooker, it’s a rice keeper. I think many people don’t realize they are designed to keep rice at a perfect temperature and consistency, including warm, reheat, and extended warm cycles - so that any time of day you can dip into it for Read more

2/26/17
11:51 AM
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All drumpf stories show a large picture of him, usually holding up his tiny fingers/thumbs or with his mouth open. By now we have all seen 100000 pictures of him and know what he looks like (a nightmare image we’ll never unsee). Could we start replacing his photo with kittens instead? They could be holding a tiny Read more

2/1/17
11:39 PM
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A few ways: 1) As far as I’m concerned, when I end, the world ends, since my perception of reality is all that I know of reality ; 2) I can’t experience what it is like to be “dead,” so what is the point of stressing about it? 3) The constituent atoms, minerals, etc. that make up “me” existed long before and will Read more

1/28/17
10:41 AM
1

And she hits a third button — she’s a woman, and sexism is alive and well in Congress. They will push harder to defeat her than any male candidate, I have no doubt.

1/22/17
9:42 PM
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I have a “fuzzy logic” Zojirushi. I use it almost every day. It makes perfect sushi rice. It also makes great oatmeal, polenta, etc. You will pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

9/15/16
11:55 AM
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Yes, Nordstrom carries a range - but what’s interesting is that if you look at New Arrivals — an 11W - 41 shoes. An 8M - 1331 shoes! So much, much less choice (and generally not designer stuff). But more than the 2-3 choices I’d have at the local shoe store before the Internet. Zappos is my go-to for shoes now. I’ll Read more