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  1. Time Magazine thinks that DFW's was the greatest-...

    Time Magazine thinks that DFW's was the greatest-

    http://time.com/3894477/david-foster-wallace-commencement-speech/
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    Unequivocal statement from Weiner in Time...

    Unequivocal statement from Weiner in Time Magazine.

    http://time.com/3891861/mad-men-finale-don-draper-jon-hamm-matthew-weiner-coke-ad-recap/
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    In my experience, people usually straighten their...

    In my experience, people usually straighten their arms because they are sitting in chair seat. They have to extend their arms out in front of them in order to have their hands in the right place and...
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    I'm reading "Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the...

    I'm reading "Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs: The Life of Velma Johnston" by David Cruise and Alison Griffiths.

    Wow, very enlightening.
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    Charles & Camilla will definitely carry on the...

    Charles & Camilla will definitely carry on the tradition. Harry and William both play polo. I'll bet that little George and Charlotte will have ponies of their own before you know it. ;)
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    DD definitely did the coke ad. He "found...

    DD definitely did the coke ad. He "found himself" in California, and what he found was that he truly is an ad man. That's all he is.

    I liked the finale, but I didn't love it. The Peggy/Stan...
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    AH, but she also gets a TITLE.

    AH, but she also gets a TITLE.
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    I used to work with a Hindu. He kept Hindu...

    I used to work with a Hindu. He kept Hindu literature on his hall table and when the JW or the LDS would come to his door, he traded his literature for theirs. Rather amusing, I thought!
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    I think that many times there are factors other...

    I think that many times there are factors other than money at work. Sometimes those factors are even more important. Younger, more attractive women have quite a bit of power in a relationship,...
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    I wasn't at all talking about a "spoiled careless...

    I wasn't at all talking about a "spoiled careless attitude." I was talking about having so many choices and competing interests and obligations (including parental obligations such as educational...
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    Yes, and in my experience, the uber rich have...

    Yes, and in my experience, the uber rich have other things that interfere with achievement in such a demanding sport. For one, from what I have seen, they have too many choices and distractions to...
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    Looks like the jury has reached a verdict in the...

    Looks like the jury has reached a verdict in the Tsarnaev case. We should find out what it is today.


    It's in. Death.
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    There was a saying back in the day used by death...

    There was a saying back in the day used by death penalty opponents:

    "Why do we kill people who kill to show them killing is wrong?"

    I believe in setting a moral example.
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    There is one cat café in London and there is soon...

    There is one cat café in London and there is soon to be another operated by James Bowen of the book entitled A Street Cat Named Bob. He is doing it with crowd source funding. Here's the info-
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    I am listening to the audiobook of H is for Hawk...

    I am listening to the audiobook of H is for Hawk read by the author, Helen MacDonald. It is a wonderful book about training and mastery over animals, but also about training and mastery of...
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    Poll: While that's true, don't kid yourself that CANCER...

    While that's true, don't kid yourself that CANCER or MS or ALS or any other devastating disease can't happen to you. Also don't kid yourself that you may be a victim of an accident or crime that...
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    Poll: Doesn't matter how good you are if you are...

    Doesn't matter how good you are if you are unlucky. By unlucky I mean having bad things happen to you that are totally outside of your control, such as poor health.
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    I loved The Shipping News (and almost everything...

    I loved The Shipping News (and almost everything else that Proulx has written.)

    I did not care for The God of Animals. I don't remember much about it now--but as I recall it was in the same vein...
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    I read it, and I was a little disappointed. ...

    I read it, and I was a little disappointed. Perhaps my expectations were too high.
    The equestrian details were accurate; the explicit sexual content was handled well. And yet, there was something...
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    There are plenty of slaves in the world...

    There are plenty of slaves in the world today--most of them women and children. Some say there are more slaves today than in any time in history.

    Let's figure out what to do about that. Makes no...
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    Check out Isabella Farm. ...

    Check out Isabella Farm.

    http://www.isabellafarms.com/

    I believe that Cypress is just north west of Houston.
  22. My experience is 9 months to a year for a...

    My experience is 9 months to a year for a hypertrophied under neck muscle to lose its tone and become flaccid. And only if the horse is never allowed to stargaze and brace its neck--because that...
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    Oh, but bear in mind, they all resist a shorter...

    Oh, but bear in mind, they all resist a shorter rein at first. They would much rather flop around on the forehand with a long rein than work. On a long rein it is so much easier for the horse to...
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    A dressage trainer long ago told me to start with...

    A dressage trainer long ago told me to start with hands half way down the rein (that is, half of the rein in the bight, half in front of your fist) and then work from there depending on how short...
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    Yes. The judge was extremely strict as far as...

    Yes. The judge was extremely strict as far as what she let into evidence, and many questioned her decisions. But the upside is that now the conviction is pretty bulletproof on appeal.
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