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  1. You see, CourtneyANYC? This didn't have to be...

    You see, CourtneyANYC? This didn't have to be about you unless you wanted it to be.

    Same for the intra-COTH drama, folks. You can fan those flames if you want to, but I didn't in my OP. Let's...
  2. I used quotation marks rather than cutting and...

    I used quotation marks rather than cutting and pasting because I was giving a synopsis of the argument. And it was intended to be a fair and accurate representation of what you said. You can...
  3. It's only going to be a couple of minutes before...

    It's only going to be a couple of minutes before someone tells you that that kind of minor, linguistic sexism is you being over-sensitive.

    I don't know whether language or money/politics leads. ...
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    Z-paard, you are in Austria, right? Or you are...

    Z-paard, you are in Austria, right? Or you are on a first-name basis with that country? If so, you know all about Euro-University baroquities.
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    OMG, I want a fly swatter piece of swag. A...

    OMG, I want a fly swatter piece of swag.

    A long time ago, I bought one of those old skool round rubber jar lid grippers at the Devon Horse Show! I thought the mixture of high- and low-culture...
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    Five bucks a pop for those plastic POSs? Good...

    Five bucks a pop for those plastic POSs? Good Lord, there must be a better way. That's what happens when you e-commerce takes over the world: Even killing flies involves money and a long wait.
    ...
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    A DVM. Some universities just write the names of...

    A DVM. Some universities just write the names of their degrees in different orders. I know, totally whack. Also, you should see some of the academic sorcery costumes that come from European...
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    Are you working so hard for so little at this...

    Are you working so hard for so little at this barn because you can't afford more?

    If that's not true, pay for full care and help and go to shows.

    It it is true and you really have scoured your...
  9. Well…. there are lots of skills our there that...

    Well…. there are lots of skills our there that take time to perfect that have better and worse purposes. Forgery is hard and, I'm sure, takes dedication and discipline. I don't understand the...
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    I had a horse shod long term by Mike Wildenstein...

    I had a horse shod long term by Mike Wildenstein when Mike was at Cornell. The man ruined me for the vast majority of other farriers out there. And even though I know a lot and am persnickety, I'd...
  11. No, it's not necessary. I think you are...

    No, it's not necessary.

    I think you are hearing the age and/or culture of the announcer.
  12. A rant in honor of helmet day… or a reasonable argument?

    On another thread, someone got into it with a poster for having a picture of a bare-naked head on a mounted rider. I wouldn't have said anything, that being an unsolicited picking-on. But I lost my...
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    The ideal fly swatter for my technique has a wire...

    The ideal fly swatter for my technique has a wire handle and plastic "business end."

    The screen door ones are too light. The plastic handled/plastic headed ones don't give you the crisp...
  14. PS, OP, I can measure my trailer if you like. It...

    PS, OP, I can measure my trailer if you like. It might be the same length as what you have going on.
  15. A wee hijack if you Paypal/Ebay/Interwebz...

    A wee hijack if you Paypal/Ebay/Interwebz Commerce people don't mind:

    Does invoicing someone via Paypal and paying their 3% or whatever effectively give the buyer almost as much protection as...
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    Yabbut you might want to consider some other data...

    Yabbut you might want to consider some other data as well before you give the ol' Soup Nazi "No more any help for you, Convict!"

    1. What's the jobless/recidivism rate for the folks who come out...
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    I guess I still live in some kind of backward...

    I guess I still live in some kind of backward underworld sty, because I have flies. And I'm in Oregon, a very nice, mellow state in comparison to the East- and West Coast cosmopolitan states I have...
  18. I had a friend who used to say about all things...

    I had a friend who used to say about all things fun and illicit…"This is going to end badly….."

    I found it a useful expression to repeat early and often because it forces one to own the inevitable...
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    That's Chat Chutzpuh…. just to exploit some...

    That's Chat Chutzpuh…. just to exploit some spelling cuteness that really doesn't work with pronunciation. But it is multicultural.
  20. OP, from your description of the people...

    OP, from your description of the people involved-- head guy and neighbor who has the dog complaints.

    1. Could it be that the aloof maintenance guy is just socially awkward to everyone? His...
  21. Also, I use my 7.3 1 ton with the "regular" wheel...

    Also, I use my 7.3 1 ton with the "regular" wheel base (Supercab but not Crewcab and a short bed) to haul a heavy 2H BP with a dressing room. It weighs 3,500 empty.

    The truck has plenty of going...
  22. I have the truck you describe, OP, and it's wheel...

    I have the truck you describe, OP, and it's wheel base is standard length-- that is to say, the same length as a regular cab and regular long bed.

    The turning radius on Fords, particularly 4WD is...
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    So sometimes you reserve the right to rearrange...

    So sometimes you reserve the right to rearrange horses as you think they need to be for maximizing benefit to all…. and sometimes you don't, as in "HO of alpha horse wouldn't like it!"

    I don't...
  24. Confused again. So is the guy at the top of...

    Confused again.

    So is the guy at the top of the work team also pro-cat and/or a friend of yours who wants to do well by you?

    Or is the pro-cat guy in the maintenance team subordinate to someone...
  25. PS I love the ideas about the shoulder-fore or...

    PS I love the ideas about the shoulder-fore or riding toward C thinking about the turn. This mare (and my style as a rider) mean that I'll do better at keeping her trusting and obedient by giving...
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