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    Aug. 21, 2014, 05:30 PM
    I don't have kids but did have a great education… and plenty of that was public in a good place. I'd price out the difference between the cost of...
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    Aug. 21, 2014, 12:55 AM
    And another thing! (Plus, this is a genuine question from non-home owner.) Why do people insist that they need/should get help because they are...
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    Aug. 20, 2014, 05:10 PM
    According to the EconoWonks, people born after 1975 will, on average, have less wealth than did their parents. So the OP, like so many of us,...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 11:52 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    Wait a sec. You are calling a problem belonging to the Cat of God "idiopathic" as in "no fallible human knows the cause"? Well, yeah, that figures,...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 05:50 PM
    I appreciate the man's ability to quantify/think systematically about things. But is he packing heat? Check it out (and his a$$, of course) before...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 05:40 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    Along the lines of Talladega Nights and inappropriate Jesuses, how much does this Jesus weigh?
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 02:13 PM
    Of all the head-controlling pieced of equipment invented, I like the Chambon best, or the combo DeGogue/German martingale as you have rigged up. ...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 12:33 PM
    Yeah. Look, almost everyone goes through a "oops, I screwed up and bought too many toys" period. I know I did. And I did it on about the level...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 12:26 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Baby Fever in Off Topic
    Given what that moms on this forum say, I think one of the very best things you can do to prepare is start creating the practice of an equal division...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 12:01 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Farrier and dressage rider? in Off Course
    Margie Lee of Performance Horseshoeing in Woodside (or so), CA did that. At least 20 years ago when I was down there, she had a competitive dressage...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 11:46 AM
    For a short haul? I can see a pro charging enough that it works out to $4/mile. I try hard not to do local hauls precisely because of this...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 01:01 PM
    I'd lie on behalf of a cat who bit me because I screwed up. What's fair is fair, right? So do you think the authorities would be worried about...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 12:54 PM
    I didn't read the whole thing. But here's something I learned from a lessee (and friend) who's attorney daddy drafted a contract for us. I was...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 12:37 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Event Barns Near New Haven CT in Eventing
    Didn't a dressage trainer buy the old River's Edge property, also in Bethany? There's not a CC course or Eurocizer as there was at Northern Lights,...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 11:41 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    "8 pound, 11 oz baby Jesus….." What movie is that line from? A hint: It's the Jesus being thanked in a grace before dinner being said. ...
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    Aug. 17, 2014, 09:39 PM
    That's odd and deplorable. I can see how a horse who finished his career at, say, 15, ends up in a bad spot a decade later at 25 (maybe). But how do...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 04:52 PM
    IIRC (from rumors read here or heard in New York), owners with Heritage Farm are encouraged to have more than one horse. I think that was pre-2008...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 12:01 PM
    Why the sarcasm? You came here asking for help. With that, I'll kindly ask you to treat me and my advice with a little more politeness before I...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 10:45 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    Kitty! In all seriousness, does she *mind* falling over or does she turn the other cheek? (I didn't mean the stupid pun, but the expression is...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 10:41 AM
    mvp replied to a thread WHOOSHH! Fish Cannon! in Off Topic
    I like it, though I still think it's pretty labor intensive. I can see it working in a specialized fishery. I live in Oregon where we fished the...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 10:37 AM
    When I bred mine, the Equitainer had a sticker on the outside that said something like "Cooled Semen. Do not open until the vet arrives." I'm in...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 12:41 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    So maybe you'll have to wait a long time to see if her hisser is broken or reformed after she was saved by her Redeemer? If she only does it once...
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    Aug. 14, 2014, 09:34 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    Lemme know when her hisser is fixed. Then she'll be outta the woods.
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    Aug. 14, 2014, 01:17 AM
    I have a horse (whom I bred) in the same spot. He will be put down this fall… unless he wants to go earlier. The tough part about putting them...
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    Aug. 13, 2014, 05:09 PM
    I believe there is a Buddhist story about this. Young king has tender feet and orders the whole world covered in leather. Then someone else gets...
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    Aug. 12, 2014, 06:56 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    Meh, she just wanted you-- apparently her God-- to perform a second miracle. I mean, the first rescue and nursing her through a tough time was a...
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    Aug. 12, 2014, 06:46 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Recognizing good science in Horse Care
    Depending on which historical chapter of geology you are talking about, the experts had what they considered to be decent reasons to reject the idea....
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    Aug. 12, 2014, 05:50 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Bad habits vs "addiction" in Off Topic
    Yanno, that guy perpetrated a crime against (fat) humanity. Ancel, you can just Bite Me.
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    Aug. 12, 2014, 11:47 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat irony in The Menagerie
    Kitty! Nothing worse than a cat in limbo. I do hope she makes up her mind, preferably in the right direction. Now which one was that, for this...
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    Aug. 12, 2014, 11:35 AM
    FWIW, there's no cotton pickin' way the OP would count as an Independent Contractor, at least in the IRS's steely, rule-setting eyes. I hope I...
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