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    hunting breeds- recommendation?

    Hi all,

    It is time for us to consider getting the next hunting partner for DH. He is an upland game bird hunter who occasionally also adds ducks/geese. He hunts in ND through really cold, harsh...
  2. You are right. However, it is no justification...

    You are right. However, it is no justification for violence from someone who is supposedly trained to respond properly.

    Your argument above can be spun as:

    The girlfriend wouldn't have been...
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    Insulting compliments: context is everything. ...

    Insulting compliments: context is everything.

    When speaking to a Jr. staff member, giving constructive feed back may be expected. When speaking to a student, constructive feedback may be...
  4. I don't think it's OK. Its not. And you're...

    I don't think it's OK. Its not. And you're right - had she listened and left it would have been better.

    BUT I do expect the trained ADULTS in the situation to handle it better. Aren't the...
  5. Well, if one does believe the neighborhood...

    Well, if one does believe the neighborhood account, the kids were "invited" by someone who has no business doing the invites... What happens to him/her?

    Up here, in the rural areas, it's common...
  6. Hmmm, maybe I'm an odd duck parent but I am more...

    Hmmm, maybe I'm an odd duck parent but I am more concerned about my 7 yr old son going into a men's restroom unattended than I am about my daughter running into a transgender female in the rest...
  7. My job as a human parent is to teach my human...

    My job as a human parent is to teach my human kids how to be good, kind, responsible, hard working adult humans. They are expected to leave home and to start their own families/households.

    I have...
  8. seriously? which college? Inquiring minds want...

    seriously? which college? Inquiring minds want to know!

    I live in a college town and teach at a college in the next town... never heard this type of story on the news....

    Well, second...
  9. "the help"

    "the help"
  10. So.... the term "fur kids" is out? Then what...

    So.... the term "fur kids" is out?

    Then what should I call the two legged little critters when they are done brushing the very hairy pony during shedding season?

    Hmmm?
  11. "Ok, I get it. people are now just a colleciton...

    "Ok, I get it. people are now just a colleciton of atoms......."

    You are correct.... highly organized and beautifully structured on the molecular and cellular scale but composed of atoms,...
  12. [QUOTE=Brookes;8075839] The use of cis and...

    The use of cis and trans is quite old. In chemistry, it refers to the geometry of specific types of chemical compounds.

    Trans means opposite or across. Cis means the same. So cis in this case...
  13. oh oh... the dreaded "gay genes"... :no:

    oh oh... the dreaded "gay genes"... :no:
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    oh dear g**. I don't wear make up AND... ...

    oh dear g**.

    I don't wear make up AND...

    when it's muddy (like now) I wear sweatpants over my jeans when I have to run down to the barn so that my *clean* jeans don't get mud splattered on...
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    No: the article says: an average of 62...

    No: the article says: an average of 62 children, age 14 and under, died each year in unintentional shootings between 2007 and 2011.


    That would average more than 1 per week.
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    sand + salt if its warm enough - the salt will...

    sand + salt if its warm enough - the salt will help the sand melt in OR

    stove or fireplace ash.
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    Hmmm, as a working mother, I do not feel...

    Hmmm, as a working mother, I do not feel "discouraged" by the system. DH and I have both decided to do what is necessary for our family and our careers. That being said, we are both professionals who...
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    ?? I don't understand... It is my job and...

    ?? I don't understand...

    It is my job and their father's job to make sure our kids are taken care of, whether school is on or not. It is the school's job to educate my child. Period.

    How...
  19. Ha ha ha. Athletic much? Do yoga much? I...

    Ha ha ha. Athletic much? Do yoga much? I personally get "tight" all over and have to warm up and stretch to get loose. It is the same w/ a horse who is in work and standing around 23 hours out of...
  20. I'll play to. We are not advanced... at all. ...

    I'll play to. We are not advanced... at all. 1st level, playing w/ collection, stepping under.

    ... and I do deep (not to the extreme) and I have to ask him to do it. Why would I be so mean?
    ...
  21. Yep.

    Yep.
  22. Uh NO - the older children become available as...

    Uh NO - the older children become available as older children, typically from neglect and/or abuse cases, or special needs children. This was the case for my brother - who was special needs (FAS)...
  23. No, we are not. I believe that my children's...

    No, we are not. I believe that my children's birth mothers mourn the loss of their children and think of them frequently; however, most adoptions in this country are now open. A friend of mine...
  24. There is also adoption to consider. To bad so...

    There is also adoption to consider. To bad so few do.... says the very thankful adoptive mom of two beautiful children...

    I am very grateful to the birth mothers who were willing to make that...
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    I have an obsessive tendency. So if I think...

    I have an obsessive tendency. So if I think obsessively about a wrong or something that makes me angry, then I find it turning to poisonous hate. So I have to discipline myself to think and do...
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