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    To you. One of the most valuable things I...

    To you.

    One of the most valuable things I learned from managing people is this:
    No matter how odd, self-destructive, wrong-headed or ridiculous someone's behavior seems to you, it makes perfect...
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    Because you don't get to be the arbiter of what...

    Because you don't get to be the arbiter of what is offensive to someone else.

    There. That should clear it up for you.
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    This is what puzzles me. Many on the far right...

    This is what puzzles me. Many on the far right are against widely available birth control, yet when the unplanned babies arrive it's "lady, you're on your own. We can afford to buy what we need, but...
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    OK. Found that stuff previously. In my book, that...

    OK. Found that stuff previously. In my book, that makes him guilty of inciting a riot and preying on people's emotions. But not a murderer.

    I was looking for something more along the lines of...
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    You've claimed Al Sharpton is a murderer before....

    You've claimed Al Sharpton is a murderer before. And I was curious, so I googled it and didn't come up with anything. Can you explain?

    I don't like the guy and think he's obnoxious, but I never...
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    Law enforcement didn't start the incident. ...

    Law enforcement didn't start the incident.

    What the Twin Peaks waitresses say

    They finished it.

    I doubt there was a conspiracy, of the kind where one group is trying to make the other one...
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    The John Deere tractor parked where the Ford...

    The John Deere tractor parked where the Ford tractor usually sits. Both are virtually the same size.

    A water tank where there wasn't one before.

    In both instances, it took me completely by...
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    Yup. Everyone has to start somewhere. And...

    Yup.

    Everyone has to start somewhere. And thank heavens for the instructors who've put up with me and patiently explained what is second nature to them. I didn't start riding until I was in my...
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    My instructor recently commented that as riding...

    My instructor recently commented that as riding skills become more refined, you should be mostly using the middle of your body to cue the horse -- mid rib cage to mid thigh.

    Made so much more...
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    What netg said.

    What netg said.
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    Two very different disciplines. Code Red is...

    Two very different disciplines.

    Code Red is balanced, and his weight is mostly shifted to his HQ. But he is not straight when he makes the lead change, nor is he in any kind of dressage-type...
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    Good god. That is his opinion. He has the right...

    Good god. That is his opinion. He has the right to state it. Period.

    Given your level of umbrage, you'd think he said he was going to use executive powers to shut up everyone who doesn't agree...
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    I do watch Fox News. I find it totally incredible...

    I do watch Fox News. I find it totally incredible in every sense of the word. I can only watch for so long, but long and often enough to know what's tripping their respective triggers. I'm glad I...
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    Obama has the same right to say what he thinks,...

    Obama has the same right to say what he thinks, just the same as you and I do.

    President Harry Truman once threatened to beat up a music critic for writing a less than favorable review of his...
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    I don't watch either of those channels, so I...

    I don't watch either of those channels, so I wouldn't know.

    But you called what Fox News does "reporting." Most of it isn't. It's a distinction most people don't seem to understand.
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    Yes. As I said, Stewart is editorializing. He is...

    Yes. As I said, Stewart is editorializing. He is not reporting and he acknowledges that. And if his goal is make people laugh, I find that more useful than Fox News, whose goal seems to rile up...
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    Most of the programming on Fox News is not...

    Most of the programming on Fox News is not reporting. It is editorializing on current events.

    Jon Stewart does the same thing, only he does a little research to explain how he came to his...
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    He has a pre-existing condition (diabetes) and...

    He has a pre-existing condition (diabetes) and still decided he didn't need health insurance.

    Now that he's facing the financial consequences, "help should be available" and his wife thinks it's...
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    I skip all the frozen stuff and go straight for...

    I skip all the frozen stuff and go straight for the cheese. Gloucester (layers of stilton and cheddar), port wine cheese and others I can't remember at the moment. Also, their own brand crackers,...
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    In my experience, when someone says another...

    In my experience, when someone says another person is "quite well off" it means "he's got more money than I do." ;)

    Your friend has been using services and resources she can't pay for. Focus on...
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    Yup. All the flash, movement, jump in the canter...

    Yup. All the flash, movement, jump in the canter etc won't do you any good if the horse doesn't have a willing temperament.

    Also, can we lose the term "hony"? Seriously. It's a horse. If you feel...
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    It is true and it is seriously cool.

    It is true and it is seriously cool.
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    No thanks. The video shows a sweet filly who's...

    No thanks. The video shows a sweet filly who's putting up with the handler, not really learning anything. It would have been better just to leave it at lead, load, tie and stand like a good equine...
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    Pass. Asking for a deposit to hold a lame...

    Pass.

    Asking for a deposit to hold a lame horse for 23 days and a vague promise of getting the money back doesn't sound like a very good deal to me.
  25. OP, I've been in similar situations, but it was...

    OP, I've been in similar situations, but it was with a co-worker instead of a contractor.

    I reviewed the work in such a way that conveyed it was not up to standard and offered ideas for making it...
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