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  1. She is certainly referring to the "jump" from the...

    She is certainly referring to the "jump" from the gate. If you listen to Aussie commentators, they will often refer to the break as the "jump". Here's a few of examples.....

    2013 Lightning Stakes...
  2. Many people outside of Oz have the misconception...

    Many people outside of Oz have the misconception that Aussie racing is about longer races. I'm sure this is because it's most famous race is the Melbourne Cup a 2 mile handicap. But the MC is really...
  3. Jump out of the gate (or 'barrier' as the Aussies...

    Jump out of the gate (or 'barrier' as the Aussies would call it).
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    With the exception of the Ranger, every one of...

    With the exception of the Ranger, every one of those trucks, small and mid, all come in 4-door models, if your intention is to carry 4 people around.
    If you are trying to replace a Foerrester, then...
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    If you are thinking F150, then you are thinking...

    If you are thinking F150, then you are thinking mid-size pick up.

    Small = Tacoma, Frontier, Dakota, Ranger, Colorado etc.

    Mid = F150, Silverado, Titan, Tundra, Ram etc.

    Big = F350, Ram 3500,...
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    This here is probably a perfect and wonderfully...

    This here is probably a perfect and wonderfully succinct example of what modern day American political discourse has descended to.

    Calling Barack Obama dumb is an incredibly ignorant statement to...
  7. Replay of todays Champion Hurdle at...

    Replay of todays Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTF7NcwHsjo

    He looks tiny next to his arch rival, the big Jezki.
  8. My God, what a racehorse, what a phenomenal...

    My God, what a racehorse, what a phenomenal racehorse.

    He just won his fifth Irish Champion Hurdle, at 11 years of age.
    His 22nd G1 win. He destroyed a field of horses half his age.
  9. Scots-Irish were descendants of the planters from...

    Scots-Irish were descendants of the planters from Ulster. They were originally lowland Scottish Protestants that were "planted" in Ulster (the northernmost of the four Irish provinces) by the...
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    That is an oft repeated statement on these...

    That is an oft repeated statement on these boards, but is not true, as a look at any old copy of the DRF will attest to.

    The meat and potatoes of US racing has always been 5f-8.5f races, just as...
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    They are bred for proper hunting, not fake...

    They are bred for proper hunting, not fake hunting.
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    +1 You're already deep into an adventure, just...

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    You're already deep into an adventure, just keep on going.
    In NZ you'll have an opportunity to be around horses and feed the horse fix (even if only occasionally), no language issues, if you can...
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    There was a lot of harassment of Irish people...

    There was a lot of harassment of Irish people during the height of the IRA bombings. Lots of incidents of people being beaten and verbally abused. It wasn't confined to the public either, I knew...
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    Guilherme is the Portugese version of William....

    Guilherme is the Portugese version of William. Not to be confused with Guillaume, the French version.
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    There were Irish organisations that committed...

    There were Irish organisations that committed acts of Terror.
    There was never an Irish organisation that committed acts of Terror in the name of Catholicism.
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    Read some Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. ...

    Read some Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell.

    Mircea Eliade's seminal work, Sacred and Profane, is also a fascinating read if you are interested in the subject.
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    It is all about where the monies are coming from....

    It is all about where the monies are coming from. If 86% of your purses are coming from slots machines, you don't care if anyone shows up to bet or watch the races. The horsemen couldn't give a damn...
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    They don't have to. The purses at Penn are...

    They don't have to. The purses at Penn are subsidized to such an artificial degree they could stand to lose takeout from handle and STILL have way larger purses than they did pre-slots.
    I'm sure...
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    Anyone coming to the US, be they to get the...

    Anyone coming to the US, be they to get the future benefit of US citizenship for their kids (work, school, living), or find work and a better life for their family, is doing so "for their own...
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    Are you a constitutional lawyer? Because there...

    Are you a constitutional lawyer?
    Because there are probably millions of US citizen over the years who were born to illegal immigrant parents. I have never heard of anyone being denied citizenship...
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    Ireland was in the middle of the biggest economic...

    Ireland was in the middle of the biggest economic boom in it's history when the constitution was amended. The irony wasn't lost on many Irish people at the time (the referendum was very hotly...
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    Which was firmly rooted in xenopohbia. It was a...

    Which was firmly rooted in xenopohbia. It was a response to increased levels of immigration from Asian countries. They had no such problem when their immigrants were almost exclusively European.
    ...
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    Yet ironically they didn't change their liberal...

    Yet ironically they didn't change their liberal jus sanguinis approach. So someone born in timbucktoo or buttnole Idaho who has never set foot in Ireland but has one Irish granny is entitled to Irish...
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    It is a constitutional right. To deny people born...

    It is a constitutional right. To deny people born on US soil the right to citizenship would require amending the constitution, which is not "simple enough" to do.
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    In states without benefit or artificially...

    In states without benefit or artificially inflated purses due to slots/casinos, about 95% of all purse money (not including breeders premiums) comes from pari-mutuel takeout, i.e bettors.
    A small...
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