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  1. Yep.

    Yep.
  2. Uh NO - the older children become available as...

    Uh NO - the older children become available as older children, typically from neglect and/or abuse cases, or special needs children. This was the case for my brother - who was special needs (FAS)...
  3. No, we are not. I believe that my children's...

    No, we are not. I believe that my children's birth mothers mourn the loss of their children and think of them frequently; however, most adoptions in this country are now open. A friend of mine...
  4. There is also adoption to consider. To bad so...

    There is also adoption to consider. To bad so few do.... says the very thankful adoptive mom of two beautiful children...

    I am very grateful to the birth mothers who were willing to make that...
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    I have an obsessive tendency. So if I think...

    I have an obsessive tendency. So if I think obsessively about a wrong or something that makes me angry, then I find it turning to poisonous hate. So I have to discipline myself to think and do...
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    I absolutely love the taste of cilantro... and...

    I absolutely love the taste of cilantro... and asparagus.

    positive vibes and all that.:D
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    For me, anger and hate are closely related and I...

    For me, anger and hate are closely related and I have found them to be hugely destructive emotions - both through personal experience and observation.

    I had something happen to me that was a bit...
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    So... let's take a hypothetical young woman. ...

    So... let's take a hypothetical young woman. Let's say she already is supported by the government because she got raped at 18 and had a child that she chose to keep. She can't afford college; the...
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    Well, as a society, we could actually chose not...

    Well, as a society, we could actually chose not to make it the taxpayer's expense. Really, we could...

    We could stop paying for any and all WIC, welfare, medicaid, or any other government "hand...
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    Actually, I am of the opinion that any one can...

    Actually, I am of the opinion that any one can think or say that they believe gay marriage is wrong. Or polygamy is wrong. What we shouldn't be able to do is deny another person the right to marry...
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    yep - a pick ax works. Keep your mouth closed...

    yep - a pick ax works.

    Keep your mouth closed and wear a hood.


    Just sayin'
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    I'm commiserating w/ you all. It was warm hear...

    I'm commiserating w/ you all. It was warm hear yesterday, too. All of 12°F, so the kids (2-legged) were out playing for an hour yesterday.

    For the frozen finger thing - seriously - hot finger...
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    me personally? I've decided not to go hiking...

    me personally?

    I've decided not to go hiking in Iraq or on a missionary trip to North Korea.
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    stepping in from eventer land - but, yes you can...

    stepping in from eventer land - but, yes you can get a horse to be calm at a show. It's called lots and lots of trips off the farm for schooling and low key shows. It's called 2 or 3 rides before...
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    Here the gates and doors are still working....

    Here the gates and doors are still working.
    There is no ice under the snow.
    The water tanks are not frozen; nor are the underground pipes.

    My biggest complaint is that the ponies will have to be...
  16. Debate and discussion are great and should be...

    Debate and discussion are great and should be encouraged.

    Name calling and vicious language should not be tolerated. How can any good discourse occur when verbiage that is meant to be insulting...
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    This is an interesting thread w/r/t hay, weight...

    This is an interesting thread w/r/t hay, weight and winter.

    I live in a cold region, where there is no grass from Nov to early May, so my horses eat a LOT of hay and have to w/stand cold temps for...
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    Well, I could be wrong, but I think that the KKK...

    Well, I could be wrong, but I think that the KKK group is "christian" and a few decades back could be described as roving bands killing, beating, and burning...

    A whole lot of evil has been done...
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    You are absolutely correct. Against my wishes,...

    You are absolutely correct. Against my wishes, someone could do surgery on ME (a white cis-gender female) and pump me up with steroids in order to give me the physical features of being a male. I...
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    one time I hired a stall cleaner. I couldn't...

    one time I hired a stall cleaner. I couldn't take it and had to let her go.

    I live in a cold region so we have frost free hydrants. She couldn't water the horses one day because she couldn't get...
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    oh lord is right... because, you know, only...

    oh lord is right...

    because, you know, only blacks rob convenience stores, deal crack, shoot people, raise mayhem, protest.... uh huh....
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    Interesting discussion - as a white female, I...

    Interesting discussion - as a white female, I re-read some of the racist comments about blacks/color-blind and substituted in the word female... interesting exercise.

    examples - "The blacks think...
  23. I like Accuweather, but they need to change up...

    I like Accuweather, but they need to change up their adjectives for cold for different areas. Here 25°F for a high is not "very cold" nor is it "bitter cold" in late Nov or December. It's just...
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    One other idea - when you come in from working or...

    One other idea - when you come in from working or riding outside in cold, change your clothes. There is invariably some dampness trapped in your clothes that will keep your core cool, which will...
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    sledding w/ the kids (or being towed behind a...

    sledding w/ the kids (or being towed behind a snowmobile).
    skiing.
    eating fresh (very cold) water fish (from ice fishing).
    the happy dance when 35°F feels warm and it actually hits 40.
    the quiet...
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