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    Well, I could be wrong, but I think that the KKK...

    Well, I could be wrong, but I think that the KKK group is "christian" and a few decades back could be described as roving bands killing, beating, and burning...

    A whole lot of evil has been done...
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    You are absolutely correct. Against my wishes,...

    You are absolutely correct. Against my wishes, someone could do surgery on ME (a white cis-gender female) and pump me up with steroids in order to give me the physical features of being a male. I...
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    one time I hired a stall cleaner. I couldn't...

    one time I hired a stall cleaner. I couldn't take it and had to let her go.

    I live in a cold region so we have frost free hydrants. She couldn't water the horses one day because she couldn't get...
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    oh lord is right... because, you know, only...

    oh lord is right...

    because, you know, only blacks rob convenience stores, deal crack, shoot people, raise mayhem, protest.... uh huh....
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    Interesting discussion - as a white female, I...

    Interesting discussion - as a white female, I re-read some of the racist comments about blacks/color-blind and substituted in the word female... interesting exercise.

    examples - "The blacks think...
  6. I like Accuweather, but they need to change up...

    I like Accuweather, but they need to change up their adjectives for cold for different areas. Here 25°F for a high is not "very cold" nor is it "bitter cold" in late Nov or December. It's just...
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    One other idea - when you come in from working or...

    One other idea - when you come in from working or riding outside in cold, change your clothes. There is invariably some dampness trapped in your clothes that will keep your core cool, which will...
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    sledding w/ the kids (or being towed behind a...

    sledding w/ the kids (or being towed behind a snowmobile).
    skiing.
    eating fresh (very cold) water fish (from ice fishing).
    the happy dance when 35°F feels warm and it actually hits 40.
    the quiet...
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    well, I'm not so sure it's a liberal era, but I...

    well, I'm not so sure it's a liberal era, but I digress.

    I agree that people should be allowed to raise their kids as they see fit. However, I read the linked blog and am familiar w/ one of the...
  10. First, I think you handled it brilliantly. BUT,...

    First, I think you handled it brilliantly. BUT, if there are hunters out for gun deer season, I wouldn't be out at all riding my horse. Rifle bullets can travel really far and what may seem like a...
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    So, way back in the dark ages of eventing, there...

    So, way back in the dark ages of eventing, there were no speed penalties.
    Novice was 350, training was 400 to 450. If you went way faster than that, not a problem. So, if the speed penalties are...
  12. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    i find the no input idea interesting. I am an...

    i find the no input idea interesting. I am an eventer. I think my horses are submissive but we also "discuss" things, especially when jumping Xcountry. In fact, I believe in the "here is the...
  13. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Welll, whenever I've had comments about...

    Welll, whenever I've had comments about submission (or, well, lack there of) it has been due my horse bracing against the aids (leg or hand). From that, I have always viewed submission in dressage...
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    Here's my experience w/ tick borne diseases and...

    Here's my experience w/ tick borne diseases and info from my vet, who deals w/ them a lot up here.

    First, ticks do not die out after the first frost. The worst time for them here is in the late...
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    :lol: why the @##! didn't my quote work? No,...

    :lol:

    why the @##! didn't my quote work? No, I'm not smoking... just tripped out on Diet coke!
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    Uhm.... also from WI. 1) Live on a farm. 2)...

    Uhm.... also from WI. 1) Live on a farm. 2) Think calves are really cute, and not afraid because grandparents were dairy farmers. 3) eat brats and cheese on a regular basis; 4) (good) beer is my...
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    Oh good, I'm not the only one. I've been quite...

    Oh good, I'm not the only one. I've been quite confused (well, more so than usual) by this "argument"....
  18. Mom of two adopted kids here... so no infant...

    Mom of two adopted kids here... so no infant stories, BUT

    DD: from an orphanage in China. She could NOT sleep in a person's arms (which made the plane ride home HELL) but she also would not...
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    Then say unskilled worker or some other qualifier...

    Then say unskilled worker or some other qualifier when describing those who would fill manual labor jobs... It is really that simple.

    [And yes, I did understand your point - but verbiage is...
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    really?? From where I stand, that comment...

    really??

    From where I stand, that comment stinks of racism....
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    I will probably be slammed for this in some way...

    I will probably be slammed for this in some way but that's ok. Up front, I'm a mom of a young girl (and boy) and a college professor, so I see a lot more at times that I really want to.

    I think...
  22. Thread: #YesAllWomen

    by millerra
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    [QUOTE=french fry;7598993] This starts on the...

    [QUOTE=french fry;7598993]

    This starts on the playground. Boy chases girl, girl squeals "stoooop it!!!", doesn't mean it, boy keeps going.

    /QUOTE]

    You are absolutely right, it does. My DD...
  23. Since she went into the arena the first time and...

    Since she went into the arena the first time and the 2nd time the response is "no way", I'd say it's not directly fear about an object but an anxiety about being alone in the dressage arena. Having...
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    self shoveling gates self defrosting gate...

    self shoveling gates

    self defrosting gate snaps

    heated auto waterers that don't freeze over. EVER.

    Fence lines that get taller when the snow gets deeper. One fence line of mine was...
  25. Thread: Racism

    by millerra
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    I have to disagree w/ you. White privilege is as...

    I have to disagree w/ you. White privilege is as simple as being considered "trustworthy" in a store because of your color (ie. not followed around or closely observed). It is pervasive in our...
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