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    Wild, I just read the new February Smithsonian. ...

    Wild, I just read the new February Smithsonian. Then felt inspired to spend time google-earthing Greek island coastal areas for shipwrecks or at least suspicious-looking structures in the water...
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    When I was about 6, my mother was taking me to a...

    When I was about 6, my mother was taking me to a piano lesson before school. There is a notorious mile-long hill out of the valley that requires expert winter driving skills, balancing 40mph...
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    So I made this since Rumchata is a pantry staple...

    So I made this since Rumchata is a pantry staple around here, and it is getting rave reviews. The parchment paper technique worked like a charm and is well worth not having to deal with separating...
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    This American Life is often among the best...

    This American Life is often among the best investigative journalism out there. And who can't love the inimitable, irreverent, David Sedaris?
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    Oh I love this! Their banter is so cheeky and...

    Oh I love this! Their banter is so cheeky and fun.
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    Ideally, dogs should be trained- wholly agree! ...

    Ideally, dogs should be trained- wholly agree! I've had success with your rope method. The running ball was just a meanwhile suggestion, a tool for the toolkit just in case.
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    I suggest a “running ball” clipped to his collar...

    I suggest a “running ball” clipped to his collar that interferes with his front legs and distracts him when he tries to run. It's essentially something with weight attached to the collar that...
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    Correct. No hogwash Moosenality test. Just...

    Correct. No hogwash Moosenality test. Just coming here to disregard all the good advice, in crayon.
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    Coanteen: Learn this now- Americans are the...

    Coanteen: Learn this now- Americans are the center of the universe! All Meese must speak American to honor a lease! Thanks for calling me a troll and recommending a Molsen, you have no idea what I...
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    Moose Lease Gone Bad!

    Please don't judge me :no: I leased (what I though was) a reputable Grand Prix schoolmaster Moose from Canada. Oh, I know you are already tut-tutting. Unsurprisingly, Moose only understands...
  11. Thread: Non-Europeans

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    Garrett Morgan, inventor of 1) the modern traffic...

    Garrett Morgan, inventor of 1) the modern traffic signal and 2) a pre-cursor to the gas mask, which he used to rescue workers trapped under Lake Erie from a gas explosion. He was a badass: ...
  12. You guys need to read up on how riots happen,...

    You guys need to read up on how riots happen, it's not “those people,” it's a host of factors that haven't been addressed and therefore have escalated, and have been in play for a long time. It...
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    This guy, who face-punched a tsunami: ...

    This guy, who face-punched a tsunami: http://badassoftheweek.com/akaiwa.html
  14. Now this here is awesome. Sannois, if you PM me...

    Now this here is awesome. Sannois, if you PM me your addy too, I'll rise to the cookie challenge. I can't bake worth a damn, so at worst they will be hilariously unpalatable.

    Hang in there my...
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    Yes, significantly lame walking out.

    Yes, significantly lame walking out.
  16. Thanks furlong47. I found the info., looks like...

    Thanks furlong47. I found the info., looks like he RNA'd at Keeneland last year, which I totally missed.
  17. Did Bobby Flay breed this colt? He bought My...

    Did Bobby Flay breed this colt? He bought My White Corvette after Stardom Bound's 5 contiguous GI wins.
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    I would hate for Appsolute et al to feel like...

    I would hate for Appsolute et al to feel like lonely participants in the juvenilization of 'Murica, so we celebrate by doing the Thriller dance through the streets on Halloween. It is awesome.
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    As I mentioned before, "Guns, Germs, and Steel"...

    As I mentioned before, "Guns, Germs, and Steel" examines exactly your questions on evolution and migration. It will make you think (and realize fallacies in assumptions we all tend to make). Well...
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    We are all people! Dammit, why is that so hard...

    We are all people! Dammit, why is that so hard to understand? Quit using pejoratives to refer to people. You need to upgrade the "polite company" you keep.
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    Whoa, to say that I said everyone is genetically...

    Whoa, to say that I said everyone is genetically the same is false. Of course there is variation- hybrid vigor allows species to survive. I said we are all people and violence is not caused by...
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    La Gringa, you are trying to rationalize why some...

    La Gringa, you are trying to rationalize why some people appear to you to be more violent than others. There is no genetic component – we are all the same people, but rather it's all about the Haves...
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    So many of us have insecure friends and...

    So many of us have insecure friends and relatives. Gotcha. I think you are the one who is insecure.
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    What the hell is your point? Condensed to one,...

    What the hell is your point? Condensed to one, maximum three sentences please.
  25. Bristol Bay - that is a really great story,...

    Bristol Bay - that is a really great story, thanks! It reads like a movie plot.

    janedoe - do it, I can't think of a single reason not to.
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