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    Me! I do research -- development economics -- and...

    Me! I do research -- development economics -- and it means I get to travel around the world collecting data and implementing development projects. It's a nice balance of being based in a developed...
  2. Sometimes I feel like I've had it too good. I'm...

    Sometimes I feel like I've had it too good. I'm well-educated, comfortable, enjoying my new job and new life abroad, I get paid to travel and research in remote places (West Africa next!), my family...
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    We already had season 3 on this side of the...

    We already had season 3 on this side of the Atlantic...mwhahahaha I know what happens!!!
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    Growing up my parents never drank Bud, Coors,...

    Growing up my parents never drank Bud, Coors, Miller...it was always Rolling Rock, Old Speckled Hen, Newcastle -- Sam Adams was their cheap "kids" beer. Both parents are Canadian so despite being in...
  5. Not looking for a recipe for success -- just...

    Not looking for a recipe for success -- just thought it was time to hear about some happy relationships since many of the OT relationship topics tend to focus more on the negatives!
  6. Spinoff: Successful relationships and how did you "know"?

    There's been quite a few "crazy relationship"/"unhealthy relationship"/"broken relationship" threads recently. But let's hear about some of the more uplifting relationships to give the rest of us...
  7. Well my family has 6 kids and each of us had a...

    Well my family has 6 kids and each of us had a couple scratches/fender benders while learning to drive. Plus we now have our own cars AND my dad's company has a fleet of vans that go to the same...
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    On an individual basis, having savings to cover...

    On an individual basis, having savings to cover emergency situations is definitely a virtue. But when government refers to "too much saving" as a vice they are talking about the aggregate -- meaning...
  9. BUMP I can't believe there's no takers on this...

    BUMP

    I can't believe there's no takers on this guy! I would think you'd be beating them off with a stick! If I still lived in the US he'd already be on a truck to my place!!
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    I second the longe line -- I know you said it's...

    I second the longe line -- I know you said it's not a fear of stopping, but putting a neck strap on the horse and then basically letting her just sit in the saddle to find her balance may really...
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    Update!

    Just got word, the puppy is coming home with us! Turns out we got it's sibling (pictured in the bottom photo):

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    Our last puppy was taken from her mom, shipped up...

    Our last puppy was taken from her mom, shipped up to MA from TN with her littermates and the next morning brought home with us -- traumatic day for a little puppy!
    We are very much a "dog is a dog"...
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    These are great! I love hearing the different...

    These are great! I love hearing the different stories. We'll wait until we actually pick the puppy up (and confirm she's the one for us!) so once in person who knows -- maybe she'll make her name...
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    How'd you name your dog?

    Hey all,

    My dog died a year ago and my family has decided it's time to have a new puppy (not that I'm there to enjoy it, argh)...so with 6 daughters in the family you can imagine that the naming...
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    There have been attempts, none ever became big....

    There have been attempts, none ever became big. Animal Planet did a reality show following Maclay riders for a season -- can't remember when...maybe 10 years ago now? And there was a Canadian reality...
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    While I rarely smoke (can't stand the feeling in...

    While I rarely smoke (can't stand the feeling in my throat) I support legalization. I agree that MJ is much less detrimental then either alcohol or tobacco and there are some great revenue benefits...
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    I definitely think people are getting ruder,...

    I definitely think people are getting ruder, especially in cities (people being unable to properly share a sidewalk is a particular pet peeve of mine) however I also am not one for over the top thank...
  18. Not at all. I knew from about 15 I would never...

    Not at all. I knew from about 15 I would never have the talent to make it with horses as a career so instead set my sights on business -- expected to be an entrepreneur (like my dad) or work in...
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    This is true, and actually when you put it like...

    This is true, and actually when you put it like that church's are still a major forum for communities and society. I guess my issue is more what Windsor1 described the preacher as saying:
    "the...
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    I didn't make the original comment that this was...

    I didn't make the original comment that this was referring too, but I would have had completely the same reaction as Windsor1 in that scenario and I DO consider myself to be very open minded and...
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    I agree with others that you should NOT do the...

    I agree with others that you should NOT do the usual traditions alone, it just makes you sad! I had my first Christmas away from home two years ago when I was in India doing research, it was hard...
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    Government and Climate Change?

    While reading a post on one of the Economist blogs today and then thinking about the political debate that has been going on in the Election thread here I was intrigued about what people's thoughts...
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    I'm mid-twenties as well, and while I wouldn't...

    I'm mid-twenties as well, and while I wouldn't say I am a slave to work by any means, I have a full time 9-5 job that pays the bills and is getting me where I want to go in life. I go out for drinks...
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    First of all, a draft can only be created by...

    First of all, a draft can only be created by congress...not by the President. If congress passes legislation accepting a draft then the President implements it by declaring war..but that's it....
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    Agreed. It really is a shame as we could...

    Agreed. It really is a shame as we could definitely learn a few things...although we can leave the ridiculous bureaucracy behind. Living here has definitely made me miss the efficiency of US...
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