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  1. That's true. Once I was helping out when we had...

    That's true. Once I was helping out when we had to go pick up a mare who had been reunited and turned out with one of her babies as an adult (they hadn't seen each other in years). That was rough....
  2. I think that in many ways it's easier for humans...

    I think that in many ways it's easier for humans to meet a horse's needs than it is to meet an elephant's. Physically, they both are designed for lots of slow movement and walking over the course of...
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    True, but I've seen instances where parents took...

    True, but I've seen instances where parents took pictures or video of their kids and made that a part of it, or otherwise did far worse things than this (by worse, I mean things that seem solely...
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    I actually don't find it *that* shaming. Not...

    I actually don't find it *that* shaming. Not like she made them stand on a streetcorner with signs detailing their transgressions, or anything. Granted, it's easy to find their names, but in the...
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    But... SCIENCE...

    But... SCIENCE!!!!
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    I'm sure there is. But it's also hard to measure...

    I'm sure there is. But it's also hard to measure "happiness" because to do a study, you have to quantify things and decide how you're going to define it in the first place. Happiness with kids can...
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    I think if she's getting called that, it's more...

    I think if she's getting called that, it's more because of the sum of her posts rather than any one piece (even if that bit was quotes).

    Wendy is clearly completely anti-children. That's fine, it...
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    I remember watching a documentary on the Harlem...

    I remember watching a documentary on the Harlem Children's Zone project a while back, and it seemed that issue was largely related to the number of words kids here before their first birthday, and...
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    I don't know if it happens all the time but...

    I don't know if it happens all the time but pretty sure that's what my mom would have told me for a long time. She was pretty clear about it with me, up front about what having kids means and how it...
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    Beautiful, isn't it? They get to sound...

    Beautiful, isn't it? They get to sound woman-friendly by making "birth control available to everyone!!!" without a prescription, though that means women can buy a potentially dangerous drug without...
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    This is hard stuff to wrestle with. I will say I...

    This is hard stuff to wrestle with. I will say I was about where you are a few years ago. I kind of always thought I'd have a kid or two, but it wasn't a "plan" or something I needed. I was...
  12. Lamb of some sort, yeast rolls, maybe asparagus?...

    Lamb of some sort, yeast rolls, maybe asparagus? Not sure yet.

    Might make some sort of minty/refreshing thing for dessert. Open to suggestions!
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    She wasn't buying, it was a mother (there were...

    She wasn't buying, it was a mother (there were two adult women, one preteen girl, and I don't know if there were other children/babies involved or any of that. I just know I was annoyed that they had...
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    Or those who own a home but are trapped with...

    Or those who own a home but are trapped with underwater mortgages, and to sell they actually have to pay the bank or completely destroy whatever credit they have?

    Since this topic was started just...
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    I've had great luck with my costco socks. Don't...

    I've had great luck with my costco socks. Don't even remember the name of the brand but they're a sturdy merino blend, not super thick, but comfy and have held up very well.
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    I've had great luck with my costco socks. Don't...

    I've had great luck with my costco socks. Don't even remember the name of the brand but they're a sturdy merino blend, not super thick, but comfy and have held up very well.
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    I don't see why this is questionable to anyone....

    I don't see why this is questionable to anyone. But then again I work with a deaf person who handles phone calls, meetings, and his technical work just fine with occasional help from an interpreter. ...
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    netg, I love Harry Potter too, and found The...

    netg, I love Harry Potter too, and found The Sunne in Splendour to be wonderful. My experience with other historical fiction was along the lines of "The Other Boleyn Girl" and that sort of thing. ...
  19. This isn't a "sexual" matter though. It's about...

    This isn't a "sexual" matter though. It's about gender, and identity. It's not about how people use their body parts or who they're attracted to or what they want to do with other people. There...
  20. To quote from good old wikipedia: "Cisgender...

    To quote from good old wikipedia:

    "Cisgender has its origin in the Latin-derived prefix cis-, meaning "on this side of", which is an antonym for the Latin-derived prefix trans-, meaning "across...
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    Two rules of snake oil MLM Health Schemes: 1. ...

    Two rules of snake oil MLM Health Schemes:

    1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    2. "Detoxing" is not really a thing.*

    Looking at their webpage, I see enough key words to know...
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    IIRC, he did "shut" them away but there is quite...

    IIRC, he did "shut" them away but there is quite a contraversy over whether he had them killed or not. I don't think there's really a way to know for sure.

    wikipedia covers the theories:
    ...
  23. There IS a lot of filth out there. And a lot of...

    There IS a lot of filth out there. And a lot of sex stuff that I think is innapropriate for kids out there. I TOTALLY agree with that.

    But I don't equate gender issues, or transgender...
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    I read the one about Richard III based on a...

    I read the one about Richard III based on a recommendation here - LOVED that book.
  25. Nothing. That's why it's unisex, everybody can...

    Nothing. That's why it's unisex, everybody can use it. Straight guys, gay girls, intersex people, etc. If girls are uncomfortable with guys in their bathroom, they can go to the girls' room. I'm...
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