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    Re: St Croix - For JEK et al

    Kevin: One advantage of stopping at Fsted is that ships can refuel for less than many other ports as Hugo and his American partners do not have to transport the newly refined oil off the island.
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    Re: Budget Caribbean Options

    stbartslover:

    No arguement. I am just trying to find places that haven't added the 5% room tax the way St Barths has.

    (Bermuda's tax is 7.5% and that is augmented by additional fees and...
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    Re: Budget Caribbean Options

    LOL.
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    Re: Budget Caribbean Options

    Well, you loved Cabo even though you didn't love her. One out of two aint bad?
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    Budget Caribbean Options

    Five budget-friendly places to go in the Caribbean - link to a newspaper article.
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    Re: DON'T READ THIS POST!

    I am always a little leary about folks who refer to themselves in the third person.

    File Miker under Democrat, Independent or Alfred E Newman Republican.
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    Re: DON'T READ THIS POST!

    No arguement.

    Indeed, perhaps there are many Alfred E Newman republicans who aren't worried - but should be. Even so, the question begs - why are there so many democrats who think they have bad...
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    Re: DON'T READ THIS POST!

    Best comment yet. LOL.

    There are several who have not entered the fray yet but I must warn them that Dennis has set the bar pretty high. "Go To Hell" wont be able to dislodge Dennis from the...
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    DON'T READ THIS POST!

    While I enjoy discussions of wimmens, wine, and wimmens much more than politics, this article was so eye-catching that I had to link it.

    APOLOGIES TO ALL FOR STARTING A POLITICAL THREAD

    No, I...
  10. Thread: R.I.P.

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    Re: R.I.P.

    Dennis:

    Thanks for the explanation. And I accept it. My response to your post was sincere. Knowing your habits on this site, I could only assume you were drunk when I saw your post. Glad to...
  11. Thread: R.I.P.

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    Re: R.I.P.

    By my clock, it is not yet five in the US and Dennis is drunk already.

    Don't argue, Dennis. I am giving you the benefit of the doubt here...
  12. Re: Apple to Unveil Faster IPhone next year

    Who needs iGlove?

    Ralphie Triple Dog Dares You to just use your tongue.

    http://www.christmas-almanac.com/images/ralphie.jpg
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    Re: Nice knowing ya, Pat

    No wonder you are a democrat. Alls the GOP has is bo derrick and couple of country star babes on its side of the aisle.

    Even so, your critrion for according interests to celebrity rantings is not...
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    Re: Abu Dhabi Owns Us

    Wave most of the regulations, build a couple hundred nuke plants a year, drill the west coast of florida, drill anwar, put up windmills at Hyannis and on every square inch of uninhabitted land in the...
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    Re: Nice knowing ya, Pat

    If you are willing to extend that logic to all celebrities who lecture us, I should agree with you.
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    Re: Nice knowing ya, Pat

    Andynap: You have missed the point. I would refer you to none other than the great Inspector Clouseau himself in one of the Pink Panther movies, who eloquently explained this seeming paradox:
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  17. Thread: Kindle

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    Re: Kindle

    I would love to someday be in a position to labor away at a labor of love. Right now, it's just work. But it pays the bills.

    Listen to Wendi, make a bundle in kids' toys, retire early and then...
  18. Thread: Kindle

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    Re: Kindle

    Miker:

    Reopen your ski slope store, stock a bunch of Sony readers, sell them like hotcakes, along with a bunch of ebooks AND paperbacks, and then pat yourself on the back all the way to the...
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    Nice knowing ya, Pat

    Probably a Republican with that kind of view. I expect him to be blackballed anytime now.

    But you have to admit that his line "If any group of citizens is uniquely unqualified to tell someone...
  20. Thread: Kindle

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    Re: Kindle

    Okay, I'll bite.

    Why not?
  21. Thread: Kindle

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    Re: Kindle has arrived!

    Just One Clicked that puppy for The Mrs.

    GREAT Christmas Gift.

    Merci.
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    Re: Dancing With the Stars/Finale

    Depending on how long the writers' strike goes on, we will have more reality and quasireality shows. I can, alas, already see some of the ideas:

    1. Dancing With The Stars With Attitude

    My...
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    Re: Messanger - Bullet

    It's like a meter-drop for a cabbie (as Wade Cook would say). It does not have to be a lot per fare so long as you carry a lot of fares.
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    Re: IV - Another study you might like....

    infi:

    Interesting. But I am not sure as to the cause.

    Anytime one looks at demographics, there is always the temptation to read too little or too much into what the numbers say.

    In the...
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    Re: Messanger - Bullet

    Infi: I never discount the idea of consumerism. And that which we spend, we dont save. So your point is not without some merit.

    Even so, if you cut tax rates today, those extra dollars would...
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    Re: Messanger - Bullet

    Andy:

    They score every criterion as a competative advantage or a competative disadvantage based on your ranking in that criterion. It is sad, but entirely expected by some of us, that many of our...
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    Re: Messanger - Bullet

    Andy: I briefly read the breakdown of the report (click on "US" under the rankings sections) and they deal more with infrastructure and embedded costs of bidness than they do ephemeral price quotes....
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    Re: Messanger - Bullet

    In "Total Tax Rate" we rank 63 out of 131 and, curiously, that is seen as a "Competative Disadvantage".

    Go figure.
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    Messanger - Bullet

    Sorry to be the harbinger of such bad news. And I fully know the risk of posting such on this site, given our penchant for American Bashing.

    BTW: I really can't vouch for these fellows. They...
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    Re: Rich Tourists

    Good questions all.

    And such questions make the loud tourists squealing about a 20 dollar hamburger on St Barth seem almost civilized in comparison. Which just goes to prove that everyone has...
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    Re: Rich Tourists

    One in sixteen folks in that country have AIDS and these Mrs Robinsons are pulling that rutting roulette trigger?

    Geez, ladies, why not go down to the local junior college and flash a little...
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    Rich Tourists

    We like to trash american tourists who go to St Barths as though they were some form of colonial despoilers, abusing the indigenous local people.

    All in all, they look pretty tame compared to...
  33. Re: My Little Hom etown Won the State Championship!

    Memo to Rick:

    ; )
  34. Re: My Little Hom etown Won the State Championship

    The Clemson Carolina game will be over by halftime. If Clemson is up by 21 or greater, the Gamecocks will fold. If Clemson is down or up by less than 21, they wont hold on and the Gamecocks will...
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    Re: Thanksgiving National Review Style

    I have not had the pleasure of making the acquaintance yet of either of these gentlemen in person. Canada is sort of like the 14th original colony anyway AND they have some French folks. Kind of...
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