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  1. If there was one thing Thomas Berger was NOT, it...

    If there was one thing Thomas Berger was NOT, it was politically correct. He skewered everything and everybody with great impartiality.
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    I was interested, because I couldn't figure out...

    I was interested, because I couldn't figure out how anyone could make a movie from As I Lay Dying, but then read a review that said it was awful. That answered the question, and I've felt no desire...
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    There were glow plug problems with a relay in the...

    There were glow plug problems with a relay in the earlier ones which I experienced. There was also a problem with the fuel bowl heater in the early models which was a known problem, and I drove for...
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    In one of the older British safety studies, being...

    In one of the older British safety studies, being in the lead was found to be one of the factors that impacts safety for horse and rider. When I read about things like this, I cannot forget Le...
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    Germans announce WEG dressage team

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/german-dressage-team-world-equestrian-games/

    Totilas is going.
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    "My mother is a fish" is from As I Lay Dying, one...

    "My mother is a fish" is from As I Lay Dying, one of the funniest books ever written--albeit dark and gothic.
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    Yes, The Roger Moore Saint was based on the...

    Yes, The Roger Moore Saint was based on the Leslie Charteris mysteries.

    My recollection is that most of Dorothy Sayers's other work is explicitly Christian.

    I simply CANNOT read Cormac...
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    I have a 2001, have had a 1996 and a 1997. The...

    I have a 2001, have had a 1996 and a 1997. The last two were totaled in wrecks that were not my fault--people turning left into me when I was on a highway. The 2001 is a delightful truck, and I've...
  9. Thread: Uh Oh....

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    Actually, it was the original Supreme Court...

    Actually, it was the original Supreme Court decision written by Justice Roberts that caused this problem. The law provided that any state that did not expand its Medicaid and create state exchanges...
  10. Thomas Berger (Little Big Man author) has died

    He was very much a part of the Vietnam era zeitgeist; a brother in the soul to Vonnegut and Heller. Another WWII era veteran whose world was forever shaped by his experiences. And a very funny man,...
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    Obviously you have no idea of the recent...

    Obviously you have no idea of the recent interactions between Bayhawk and me on this board.

    On the Hanoverians not being able to produce top jumpers consistently, take a look at the TB kills the...
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    What's creepy? I remembered it; I searched. ...

    What's creepy? I remembered it; I searched.

    I'm just sick of Bayhawk bragging all the time about Holsteiners. He starts threads to brag. All I do is I point out on those threads that other...
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    Apparently you've changed your mind about the...

    Apparently you've changed your mind about the Hannoverian jump. This is from a post about 4 years ago.
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    Didn't you say that the Hannoverians had bred the...

    Didn't you say that the Hannoverians had bred the jump out of their horses? For Pleasure is Hannoverian, and 3 of the top ten in the most prestigious GP in the world are Hannoverians. I wish we had...
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    Codex One is registered Hannoverian, so one...

    Codex One is registered Hannoverian, so one supposes that his dam bore the Hannoverian brand.

    The highest placing registered Holsteiner was 8th. There were 3 KWPNs and 3 Hannoverians in the top...
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    She ought to be great at dressage lateral work! ...

    She ought to be great at dressage lateral work! The bears will never catch her.
  17. It's kind of amazing how much French Trotter...

    It's kind of amazing how much French Trotter there is in QDR.
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    Tzigane (TRK) is in Europe and was bred by a...

    Tzigane (TRK) is in Europe and was bred by a COTHer. Whether he had to pass the licensing/testing in Europe, I don't know; nor do I know if he is breeding over there..

    Taz does have some German...
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    Check earlier in this thread or on the other one...

    Check earlier in this thread or on the other one cited, but IIRC, it was Kissin Kris who was supposed to be full of nastitude.
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    Only part of the course is in the stadium. I...

    Only part of the course is in the stadium. I think they use most of the 2006 WEG course. Badminton also has its finishing XC jumps in their stadium. It seems to be a current trend. Give ...
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    Yup, Loughan Glen was the only horse entered by...

    Yup, Loughan Glen was the only horse entered by an American. And he didn't manage to get around XC yet again.

    Flame suit on, but I find it interesting that the home team had all its riders get...
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    I use tracfone as well; have for many years. If...

    I use tracfone as well; have for many years. If you do go that route, be sure to buy a phone with double or triple minutes for life. And never add airtime without also adding a promo code. ...
  23. To the OP I suggest that if your horse is a...

    To the OP

    I suggest that if your horse is a good athlete that you try one of the other equine disciplines for competing. In particular, you would probably enjoy eventing as much or more than the...
  24. Just another interesting note about...

    Just another interesting note about Somethingroyal for sport. She produced a full sister to Sir Gaylord named Swansea. Swansea was bred to Chieftain, a Bold Ruler son, and produced a filly named...
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    If they want to emulate the "big stage", why is...

    If they want to emulate the "big stage", why is xc last?
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