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    May. 22, 2015, 10:07 PM
    poltroon replied to a thread White Privilege in Off Topic
    And his mother too. For those who do not have the google, http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/p-wynn-norman-can-breed-any-kind-pony
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    May. 22, 2015, 09:39 PM
    poltroon replied to a thread White Privilege in Off Topic
    Exactly. So well said. I have experienced much the same. And the sad hilarity of it is that no one asks my credentials before I vouch for a black...
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    May. 22, 2015, 09:32 PM
    So it kind of depends on how desperate you are for time and how quickly things need to be just so. Hiring out the tractor - that can work, but it...
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    May. 22, 2015, 08:48 PM
    poltroon replied to a thread White Privilege in Off Topic
    Your questions were pretty aggressive, and they suggested some rather significant assumptions, apparently to me as well as others. Maybe you didn't...
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    May. 22, 2015, 08:38 PM
    poltroon replied to a thread White Privilege in Off Topic
    She not only owned Teddy, she bred him and developed him from a foal such that a pony would come to the attention of an Olympic level rider as an...
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    May. 22, 2015, 07:16 PM
    poltroon replied to a thread White Privilege in Off Topic
    It's not about feeling guilty, it's about being mindful that what you see as normal in the world around you isn't the way everyone experiences it. To...
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    May. 21, 2015, 09:57 PM
    Truly a classic. See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQXliLiJvgA I was reminded recently of all the Very Serious Religious Leaders who...
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    May. 21, 2015, 09:49 PM
    They do not cause abortions. Further, if you read the court case, that wasn't litigated; the court, believe it or not, ruled that Hobby Lobby's...
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    May. 21, 2015, 06:52 PM
    Should a Catholic university be allowed to have a customized health plan that doesn't cover mastectomy for breast cancer? What about treatment for...
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    May. 21, 2015, 02:15 PM
    So a common response to people who write annoyed posts about Rush Limbaugh is to list a group of left-wing personalities that other people find...
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    May. 21, 2015, 11:38 AM
    I just don't even understand this. Are you also outraged about paying for people's cancer drugs? or asthma medication? or diabetes control...
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    May. 21, 2015, 01:11 AM
    In California, OTQH are pretty common. I rode and knew several as a junior. They used to be very successful in the children's hunters.
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    May. 21, 2015, 01:09 AM
    I wish I'd had the chance to ride dressage trained horses sooner. I had the ideas and I had read the books, but all my riding was done on horses that...
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    May. 20, 2015, 07:38 PM
    For clarity, Down Syndrome is diagnosed in utero by chromosomal analysis that finds a third chromosome at location 21. (There are other screening...
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    May. 20, 2015, 11:38 AM
    poltroon replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    I believe this is true of professional horsemen in most disciplines.
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    May. 20, 2015, 03:13 AM
    poltroon replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    I would very much like to see a more rigorous study of safety issues and the various causes of death and serious injury. I feel that people (mostly...
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    May. 20, 2015, 01:05 AM
    No, and not every unexpected child is unwanted or unloved or uncared-for. For that matter, unfortunately, not every wanted child is loved or cared...
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    May. 20, 2015, 01:02 AM
    Or any of you could have been hit by a bus. Or taken a catastrophic fall off a horse. Buses and horses inexplicably remain legal.
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    May. 20, 2015, 01:00 AM
    I don't think you should feel guilty about selling him. If you keep him, you will be an absentee owner due to the circumstances of your life. If you...
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    May. 19, 2015, 03:28 PM
    poltroon replied to a thread 800 mph in a pod? in Off Topic
    The hyperloop gets a lot of press, but it's a hard problem to solve and it's not even solving the right problem, IMHO. For one thing, it assumes...
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    May. 19, 2015, 03:19 PM
    A woman who does not use birth control is probably going to end up with 6-10 pregnancies over her lifetime. Some, as reality TV has shown us, even...
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    May. 19, 2015, 03:09 PM
    No need to be mean about it. Adoption is difficult, and from all sides. We're rightly cautious about severing someone's parental rights and we're...
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    May. 19, 2015, 01:38 AM
    I did fight the smart phone for a long time. I finally had to give in in order to go to WEG Kentucky; I had to be able to be reachable and able to...
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    May. 18, 2015, 09:27 PM
    It sounds like you are asking this because you believe that possible misdiagnoses are a good reason to prohibit later term abortions. I would...
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    May. 18, 2015, 03:52 PM
    You haven't read to the end, which may have answered some questions, so this may be a little repetitive, for which I apologize. - Why do you think...
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    May. 18, 2015, 03:34 PM
    I did notice you said she'd been there multiple times, but my thought here was that these are things that could be different about the atmosphere on...
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    May. 18, 2015, 02:02 PM
    KHP is kind of special in that it has a lot of public goings-on as well as for example mules and driven horses. I've had horses freak out at both...
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    May. 18, 2015, 01:56 PM
    30 minutes for the anesthesiologist to arrive is still way better than a 2 hour drive in a car to get to a hospital with an anesthesiologist in the...
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    May. 18, 2015, 01:46 PM
    The best B-12 supplements are the sublingual ones. If you are a vegetarian, you are fairly likely to be deficient. It is frustrating how little...
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    May. 18, 2015, 01:33 PM
    There is evidence mounting that gut bacteria can influence behavior and certainly it can be a factor in how food is digested and utilized. Normally,...
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