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    Absolutely- as I said in my first post at #100:...

    Absolutely- as I said in my first post at #100: "The numbers just don't work on any level--and both professionals and amateurs have to do it for the love of it. This can be hugely anxiety producing....
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    Of course! They are the backbone of our sport. ...

    Of course! They are the backbone of our sport. But how many of them have realistic goals? How many of them have really thought about the prospect of their horse being laid up long term (as they...
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    While Ticklefight might be being insensitively...

    While Ticklefight might be being insensitively blunt, Ann, you have to admit that there is sometimes a lot of "magical thinking" involved. And that applies to middle aged beginners as well as riders...
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    Money. With few exceptions, this sport is crazy...

    Money. With few exceptions, this sport is crazy expensive, even in comparison to other crazy expensive sports. The numbers just don't work on any level--and both professionals and amateurs have to...
  5. I was stricken by this statement by the shooter...

    I was stricken by this statement by the shooter to the surviving victim: “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go."

    What is it with male violent extremist types...
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    You're welcome. And yes, you should absolutely...

    You're welcome. And yes, you should absolutely get your mother to try them. My friend's mother has the same condition and she loves her audiobooks!
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    I don't believe that I did that at all anywhere. ...

    I don't believe that I did that at all anywhere. Nor did I attack anyone personally. Some people simply seemed to recognize themselves in things that I was questioning. Hmmmm, who is getting all...
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    Yes, and mine is to ask difficult questions about...

    Yes, and mine is to ask difficult questions about difficult subjects. Not just to stand in judgment.
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    Wow, you all are all taking this WAY to...

    Wow, you all are all taking this WAY to personally. I am just trying to initiate a thoughtful discussion on race and why this is such a big story when clearly we are talking about one kooky lady...
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    Right. Back again with the "black people get all...

    Right. Back again with the "black people get all the goodies" argument.

    Look, if you don't believe that being black in our society conveys many more disadvantages than it does advantages, then...
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    But you see IT IS MEANINGLESS, to the extent that...

    But you see IT IS MEANINGLESS, to the extent that it is only a cultural construct and not an absolute truth.
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    Yeah, and she's also a "race traitor" and an...

    Yeah, and she's also a "race traitor" and an "N-Lover," right? Is that what all the white hate is really about? ;)
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    The media sought them out about their son, too,...

    The media sought them out about their son, too, and they said, "No Comment." Are they voting for Hillary? I'm confused. :lol:
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    Because those who would condemn her, don't see...

    Because those who would condemn her, don't see passing for white as reprehensible. And, obviously, passing for white has a lot more privilege in our society.

    So when you think it through, why is...
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    Right. Because as I noted above, black people...

    Right. Because as I noted above, black people get all the goodies in this country. :rolleyes:
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    But they felt compelled for integrity's sake to...

    But they felt compelled for integrity's sake to talk about their daughter, release her birth certificate and her photos.

    Smells like day old trout.
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    Well, why not? Passing as white is deception,...

    Well, why not? Passing as white is deception, isn't it? If a person checks off "white" on an application and receives a benefit, that's lying, isn't it? Wouldn't that person be taking advantage of...
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    Okay, so what you are really saying is that...

    Okay, so what you are really saying is that passing as white is wrong?

    Take a step back and think for a moment.
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    And it is axiomatic that the apple does not fall...

    And it is axiomatic that the apple does not fall far from the tree.
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    Well, as I said back in my post #98, this appears...

    Well, as I said back in my post #98, this appears to be some sort of family melodrama and is going to be messier than people think.
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    It is a different experience for sure, but it can...

    It is a different experience for sure, but it can be equally absorbing and entertaining. Some readers/ audio productions are so good that they really add a dimension to the book. I just listened to...
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    Wait, I thought it was Dennis Hastert who was the...

    Wait, I thought it was Dennis Hastert who was the liar du jour? :lol:
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    Well golly. Does that mean that people cannot...

    Well golly. Does that mean that people cannot vilify her now for lying on her application to Howard and taking the opportunity away from some po' black chile?

    Which was never true, by the way. ...
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    Jon Stewart nails it- ...

    Jon Stewart nails it-

    http://theweek.com/speedreads/560770/daily-show-just-confused-about-rachel-dolezal-race-story-are
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    I love audiobooks, and over the years I have...

    I love audiobooks, and over the years I have learned to be careful about what I listen to. Some of it is not conducive to the listening experience. I generally avoid any books "read by the author"...
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