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    No: the article says: an average of 62...

    No: the article says: an average of 62 children, age 14 and under, died each year in unintentional shootings between 2007 and 2011.


    That would average more than 1 per week.
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    sand + salt if its warm enough - the salt will...

    sand + salt if its warm enough - the salt will help the sand melt in OR

    stove or fireplace ash.
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    Hmmm, as a working mother, I do not feel...

    Hmmm, as a working mother, I do not feel "discouraged" by the system. DH and I have both decided to do what is necessary for our family and our careers. That being said, we are both professionals who...
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    ?? I don't understand... It is my job and...

    ?? I don't understand...

    It is my job and their father's job to make sure our kids are taken care of, whether school is on or not. It is the school's job to educate my child. Period.

    How...
  5. Ha ha ha. Athletic much? Do yoga much? I...

    Ha ha ha. Athletic much? Do yoga much? I personally get "tight" all over and have to warm up and stretch to get loose. It is the same w/ a horse who is in work and standing around 23 hours out of...
  6. I'll play to. We are not advanced... at all. ...

    I'll play to. We are not advanced... at all. 1st level, playing w/ collection, stepping under.

    ... and I do deep (not to the extreme) and I have to ask him to do it. Why would I be so mean?
    ...
  7. Yep.

    Yep.
  8. 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)...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  22. 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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