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post #101 of 113 Old 01-27-2013, 09:37 AM
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Some of the pictures on my website are copyrighted, but when googling certain keywords google pictures has them showing up, I don't know why or how they do that, but if someone uses that picture without my permission it is a copyright infringement.

Just because the Internet "finds" a picture does not always mean anyone can use it, and then we have the dilemma of people using a picture and making rude comments about it as in the picture of a person.

Isn't the Internet wonderful

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post #102 of 113 Old 01-27-2013, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by northwesten View Post
I will bold this for you as you didn't get it.

"Once you post picture on line you run a risk someone going to use them anyways!"

It's the internet so copyright infringement or not doesn't really matter much!

Come to posting pics and making fun of people of course not going to be nice but what has that gotta do with my post? nothing.
I 'got it' just fine, but you apparently have trouble seeing the connection.

It has everything to do with your post, because for some reason you and the other youngsters think it's OKAY to do it. Let's see you maintain YOUR cool when someone takes a picture of you and makes nasty assumptions based on nothing more than immaturity and mean-girl attitudes.

Oh, and the word is ANYWAY. You must not be very bright or getting much out of school, based on the way you post.

See how that works? I made an assumption based on one single word you wrote incorrectly. But that's okay according to you, since that's the chance you take when you put anything on the internet.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #103 of 113 Old 01-27-2013, 11:34 AM
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Just because you CAN take people's pictures and mock them and make fun of them, doesn't mean you SHOULD.
It's called being polite and having enough self control to keep your comments to yourself, like what I'm doing right now.
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post #104 of 113 Old 02-26-2013, 11:57 PM
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Uhh, am I bringing this back from the dead? No? Maybe? I'm just going to consider a month of no responses as "still kicking."

I understand the OP's views, but in a different way.
Personally, I can't stand it when people suddenly "switch" their ENTIRE lifestyle to fit a fad. Not just country, but anything. I agree with one of the previous poster's - perhaps these people are lacking in self-confidence.

For instance- I know a girl that decided to wake up "country-fied." She went out and bought an entirely new wardrobe, bugged a local trainer until he said she could ride his horses for fun, then proceeded to brag about how she "trained" his (drop dead broke) horses for him. And she plastered pics of herself with said horses all over the internet. And she put down on her resume that she was the "manager" of his stable, when all she did was run out to his place once every other weekend or so to play around.

Why was this bad? For one reason, if you knew her, you'd know that she'd never been on a horse that didn't behave perfectly. Although I never knew why, she'd tell a story about how one of her reins had broken, and the gate to the arena was still open. Instead of using the other rein to turn the horse's head around, and get him out of the full gallop (or at least direction) that he was in, she yelled and screamed for someone to shut the gate, then rode him around until he stopped.
She also bragged how she got to ride out one of the trainer's client's horses. Apparently her idea of solving a rearing problem (probably brought on by her handling of the reins) was to bash him on the head with a 2x4. I kid you not.
Now not only is this stupid, and could have gotten the horse or herself hurt, but every time she tells that story (with that cute little, "I was helpless!" laugh), someone thinks, "Oh my god! And she's training his horses! I'll never buy a horse from him or take a horse to him again!" It makes the trainer look bad. And that itself is pretty sad to me, since he's a very good trainer.

My views on "country-wannabes", as I call them, were just amplified after she became a local rodeo queen. Although I had nothing to do with the contest, I was a bit put off that they didn't choose one of the other (more authentic) girls. I knew that one of those girls put a lot of time and effort into caring for her horses; it wasn't just a "weekend" thing.

So yeah, those types of people really bug me. My Dad is actually one of them. My Mom owns a farm of 400+ acres (that's big to some, small to others; here, it's average). My Dad likes to come out and play the big man. He'll walk around and put clips on the new fencing, then go brag that he's "fixed fence." Since there's plenty of fence that actually needs fixing, it gets pretty irritating!

As far as people that dress up in the country outfits... Ah, heck. Let 'em! It quickly becomes apparent who is real and who is not. I once commented to a H.S. kid that his boots looked pretty. He thanked me. Then I asked if they were women's boots. He said, "You're kidding, right?" I responded, "No. They're very decorative. They look like women's boots."
I think I took the wind out of his sails, but I didn't really care. The year before I'd seen him posing as a "gansta."
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post #105 of 113 Old 02-28-2013, 05:12 PM
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Heres a nice comparison for you.

Me: Riding since i was 7, ive been covered in mud, poo, sweat, blood, guts, motor oil, grease, etc. I kill and eat my chickens, and hunt gator when i can. I ride almost every day. I havent had a professional hair cut in 2 years (alex cuts mine :) yay scissors!) I own a 4 wheeler for working purposes. I do not own a pair of boots, not a single pair (horse has 2 pair lol dog ate my last pair two days ago, third one in a month, ugh). I do LOVE plaid button downs, and i tie them when its hot. i wear jeans RELIGIOUSLY. I own A pair of shorts, and they arent even denim. I do the oil changes on my truck, and did the top end rebuild myself (thanks for the help DAD) I constantly have dirt under my nails, and hay in my pockets, and eu de' barn is my main fragrance. I am what my mother calls, a barn rat. my grandmother calls me a equestrian. my dad calls me Ethel, and (lovingly) his "working kid".

My sister- a cheerleader, owns more pairs of boots than i do saddle pads, has her hair cut once a month, wears enough make-up to make whales extinct, rode for a year (later admitting it was only because mom spent time at the barn instead of the dance studio.) She has a four wheeler thats never seen a bale of hay, or a mud hole or a pot hole for that matter. She has FOUR big gold buckles (one of them is SOOOO pretty too) but shes never turned a barrel or a calf in her life. Her and her boyfriend ILLEGALLY drive off the road (medians, outside of neighborhoods, etc) just to get mud on his truck. She goes to the country western bars blinged out, and pulls it off wonderfully. She is more often referred to as the "country girl" in our family.

No, it doesnt bother me that she dresses to the nines to look like the movie version of what i live daily. No, i odnt go picking at her when shes got pretty boots and a halter top and ive got a beater and some muck boots. I love my sister, i dont get mad that she wants to copy the glam side of what i do.

I get nasty when she trie to tell me what to do with my horses. i get snappy when she tries to brag about "country living" after visiting my home in Lake worth. I get downright snarky when she goes off about natural horsemanship, my saddles, what im feeding, could her friends ride, can they take pictures running my horses, etc. NO.

OP, i get ya. Dress however ya want, hell, you do it better than i do, and care more for it, ENJOY.
DO NOT pretend you know anything about cleaning a sow for butchering. DO NOT pretend you know more about my animal, or her training, or her diet, than i do.
DO NOT pretend you could stand up to my caliber of life, theres no nail salons back here.

She thinks im a dirty hick, i think shes a westernized hussy. everybodys a little judgmental. lol
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post #106 of 113 Old 03-01-2013, 11:17 AM
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The wanna-be's around here do get on my nerves sometimes, but not enough to call them out in person or on the internet. It's their life, if they want to be a fake then let them! It's not hurting you in any way, shape or form. But what gets me is when these girls turn into 'overnight country girls' for their guy of the week. And since I'm the only one in the family with horses on this side of the country, then guess who's called up because they want to go riding? And guess who has to put up with them because they want to follow me around so they can say they take care of and ride horses all the time. And once they are done with that specific guy, they move on to the next and become what type of girl he wants. It's irritating BUT I don't say anything. Why? Because it's not my place to say anything and it will come bite them on the butt one day. Not me.

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post #107 of 113 Old 03-06-2013, 08:17 PM
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I'm seeing some of this also in my school in the like the last 2 weeks, but from a boy's perspective. So, there seems to be an outbreak of "Cowboys" in my school. People who were last week wearing skinny jeans, V-neck volcolm shirts, and those DC skater shoes are now wearing brand new Ariat and Whites boots, wearing camo, Wranglers, Belt buckles, romeos....It's like WTH? These guys I doubt have even TOUCHED a horse let alone ride one or have any interest in hunting and the country life.....It's wierding me out, and bugging me a little bit. A bunch of drugstore cowboys. Really getting under my skin.

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post #108 of 113 Old 03-06-2013, 10:29 PM
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Now ya'll aren't referring to something like this are you?

I figure if a girl wants to be a LEGEND, she should just go ahead and be one. ~Calamity Jane
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post #109 of 113 Old 03-07-2013, 08:50 AM
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the one in the pink dress looks like she could kick my butt. i hope she never gets word i was here lol
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post #110 of 113 Old 03-07-2013, 09:07 AM
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That would be Priscilla! She has grown into the prettiest young lady! She is the one that rides my horse for me now that I'm not at home.
Here is a picture of her from the other day. (Taken by my sister Naomi)

That other picture was taken like 6 years ago. It always cracks me up!

I figure if a girl wants to be a LEGEND, she should just go ahead and be one. ~Calamity Jane
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