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  1. So my first thought was that it probably can get...

    So my first thought was that it probably can get called out explicitly as the Micklem is for dressage, and they just haven't yet, but there is actually one feature that would be not allowed, which is...
  2. By the way, I certainly recognize how fast you...

    By the way, I certainly recognize how fast you could spend down that endowment operating in the red, but I'm wondering what the more pressing use is for that money that they're trying to preserve....
  3. I am still kind of confused by the whole thing,...

    I am still kind of confused by the whole thing, in that it seems very sudden and very final, for an organization that really does still have some resources. I'm also curious about where these...
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    Why? There are lots of reasons to develop...

    Why? There are lots of reasons to develop alternative energy sources *now* totally apart from climate change. This is especially true when you realize that in 100 years we've pretty much gone through...
  5. Penalties would be appropriate if you get some...

    Penalties would be appropriate if you get some advantage from crashing through a fence. I think most of us would find the distraction and the loss of momentum from such an incident penalty enough.
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    If you define "winter" as only occurring on the...

    If you define "winter" as only occurring on the east coast, you're going to get kind of a different picture than the rest of the world.

    I know you guys were cold but the eastern half of the US was...
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    Some excellent ideas there, Lady Eboshi. Wall...

    Some excellent ideas there, Lady Eboshi. Wall Street is horrible about valuing growth in companies and dismissing the value of a company that makes its employees and its customers happy, turns a fair...
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    If you have an instant-read thermometer to...

    If you have an instant-read thermometer to measure your water temp, that is a big help to success. You need one anyway, for tons of kitcheny things.
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    I make bread and pizza with some frequency. I use...

    I make bread and pizza with some frequency. I use a KitchenAid mixer.

    There's a learning curve to it. When you're first trying, it's hard to know when the bread is right and it can be frustrating....
  10. Thread: Coffee!

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    Fancy! I am super happy with a local roaster....

    Fancy!

    I am super happy with a local roaster. The blends are very distinctive. I just use a french press.
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    It is hard to contemplate how six billion people...

    It is hard to contemplate how six billion people setting things on fire every day in a large scale would not impact climate.

    In one hundred years - one person's lifetime - we've burned through...
  12. So the thing about hay is that it is heavy, and...

    So the thing about hay is that it is heavy, and it is heavily influenced by fuel prices and distance to market.

    So here in California, in the urban areas, it is very very pricey. Here in...
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    Well... that's a curious argument. You're saying...

    Well... that's a curious argument. You're saying that there's no point in having any laws because they will be broken anyway?

    Are you okay with a newly released prisoner taking the bus to Wal-Mart...
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    I will take a moment to urge everyone who has...

    I will take a moment to urge everyone who has guns at home to lock them up securely... (yes, I know you know this). Friend of mine came home recently to find a man in her house. He wandered in to...
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    The lightly attached, lightweight plastic visors...

    The lightly attached, lightweight plastic visors as on for example:

    http://www.troxelhelmets.com/products/intrepid...
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    I really think guns are a matter of zoning. I...

    I really think guns are a matter of zoning. I don't mind if my rural neighbors have them. If I lived in an apartment building with just a layer of sheetrock between me and four other families of...
  17. Mine lasted 19 years :) and it was still running.

    Mine lasted 19 years :) and it was still running.
  18. It is of course, normal, that there is a time...

    It is of course, normal, that there is a time differential between the time of "We have decided there can be rules at all" and "What the proposed rules will be" and then there is public comment after...
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    It sounds to me like they're not only banning...

    It sounds to me like they're not only banning fixed brims a la ye olden days but the lightweight plastic brims that snap to helmets that are currently common. I don't see the point in that - those...
  20. I believe starting 2014.

    I believe starting 2014.
  21. Here is a good answer for you: "My...

    Here is a good answer for you:

    "My veterinarian asked me to haul water for my horse for now. It's a lot of work but I'm following his instructions."
  22. #1, I can't believe the WSJ posted an article...

    #1, I can't believe the WSJ posted an article calling this decision "Obamanet." /facepalm Honestly, his role in this was so small, regardless of how you feel, and that's just terrible journalism.
    ...
  23. I suspect cars would be much more visible if more...

    I suspect cars would be much more visible if more had contrasting trim instead of the current trend for all one color.
  24. My Subaru has running lights in the tail also.

    My Subaru has running lights in the tail also.
  25. They've done the study in the US for medical...

    They've done the study in the US for medical mistakes and they found that it dramatically lowered liability costs and lawsuits.
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