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post #91 of 143 Old 01-09-2020, 04:43 PM
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May I ask why "it was not a situation you wanted to get into"?
I am not looking to attack you, I'm truly curious why?
I sent you an overly verbose PM on why I personally would be leery of that situation as to not derail this thread.
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Well, I live in West Virginia, and I don’t know ANYONE who rides horses— men or women. Mostly because owning and caring for horses is extremely expensive, so the only people who can afford horses live on country clubs, around larger cities, not in the countryside. Even farmers don’t ride horses here.

But it is true, it seems that over the last 30 years, women have taken over the entire animal-oriented umbrella of professions or hobbies— agriculturalists, horse riders, veterinarians, even hawking. I actually started taking veterinary classes at a well-known agricultural/veterinary school in a rural part of Virginia, but decided against it because I found that the students were literally about 98% female, most of the professors were female, and it was clear that the entire industry/profession is female dominated, which, as a male myself, is not a situation I wanted to get into.

I think this may have to do with the fact that now, animal-oriented professions and hobbies have the “aww, animals are cute, I love animals”, “social justice warrior” air about them, which seems to attract certain types of women, but also turns off most men. It’s a complicated and interesting phenomenon.
I've been to dozens of male veterinarians, but I've never seen just one woman veterinarian.
The last time I went to a vet's office was 18 years ago in Idaho.
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post #93 of 143 Old 01-09-2020, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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What country do you live in?
I used to think I lived in America in the Milky Way galaxy but I don't
even know what planet in what galaxy I'm on these days.
This doesn't seem the be the America I used to know.
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post #94 of 143 Old 01-09-2020, 06:10 PM
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Those party lines never belonged in America at all! They seem so cave-man age.

Before the battery operated crank phones there were no phones. 1492 until abround 1940 in the country side. Those days were more American than now-a-days and more firmly ensconced in the milky way than the days you now lament.


When the crank phone party lines came in, there was no doctor to call and no ambulance service. People had to be self reliant along with help from the nearest neighbor. In the worst cases, when I was a kid, you had to load up into a car and travel a short 7 miles of rough dirt road to the nearest doctor whose front living room was his office.


No calling 911 please help me I think I'm sick or hurt bad.


That old original America is pretty dead in most parts.


Keep trolling. Were still biting. But we're slipping off the hook and having fun. Yeehaw.
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Keep trolling. Were still biting. But we're slipping off the hook and having fun. Yeehaw.
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Before the battery operated crank phones there were no phones. 1492 until abround 1940 in the country side. Those days were more American than now-a-days and more firmly ensconced in the milky way than the days you now lament.


When the crank phone party lines came in, there was no doctor to call and no ambulance service. People had to be self reliant along with help from the nearest neighbor. In the worst cases, when I was a kid, you had to load up into a car and travel a short 7 miles of rough dirt road to the nearest doctor whose front living room was his office.


No calling 911 please help me I think I'm sick or hurt bad.


That old original America is pretty dead in most parts.


Keep trolling. Were still biting. But we're slipping off the hook and having fun. Yeehaw.

I can imagine then some people (in crank phone days) actually died on account of lack of more sophisticated communications and health care emergency response services. I was born in 1964 and grew up in the SF Bay Area. No party lines and always paramedic or ambulance services. Before 911, we dialed 0 for operator if somebody were to have a heart attack. This is a serious response, no fish troll. But people are welcome here to continue to bite what the they might perceive as bait!
Do you fish like cheese balls or worms?
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I can imagine then some people (in crank phone days) actually died on account of lack of more sophisticated communications and health care emergency response services. I was born in 1964 and grew up in the SF Bay Area. No party lines and always paramedic or ambulance services. Before 911, we dialed 0 for operator if somebody were to have a heart attack. This is a serious response, no fish troll. But people are welcome here to continue to bite what the they might perceive as bait!
Do you fish like cheese balls or worms?

I'm thinking about this.


A lot of people died before party lines because there were no modern doctors available.


Same thing during the party line days.


And now there are a lot of people dying from things that did not cause death during the party line and pre-party line days.


So there is a plausible argument, I think, that the circumstances and environment that produced the fine professional emergency medical response services, also produced the need for them.


Not many people died of drug overdoses in the crank and pre-crank phone days.


So put that in your pipe and smoke on it a while.


Over..........
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I'm thinking about this.


A lot of people died before party lines because there were no modern doctors available.


Same thing during the party line days.


And now there are a lot of people dying from things that did not cause death during the party line and pre-party line days.


So there is a plausible argument, I think, that the circumstances and environment that produced the fine professional emergency medical response services, also produced the need for them.


Not many people died of drug overdoses in the crank and pre-crank phone days.


So put that in your pipe and smoke on it a while.


Over..........

In the old days, people didn't live as long. There were more nasty illnesses like polio and TB. More people were seriously injured in automobiles as there were no seat belts or airbags. Our family's '59 Mercury had factory seat belts and a padded dash and was pretty safety advanced for its time. I can't remember if this car had the all-important shoulder harnesses. I hated this car as it broke down a lot on the road. A horse-drawn Amish buggy would have provided much better service. But back to old technology, healthcare and primitive living, on a farm or ranch, a person could seriously get injured by an animal that kicked, clawed, butted or bit. Rattlesnakes were still poisonous.

But yes, people rarely died from using crank in the days telephones had a crank.
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I lived in the party line days and actual outhouses!! Yep had some neighbors that were ancient and they only had an outhouse... we as kids would go up and help them with whatever... as they would let us go into their apple orchard with our horses... I think I'm at an age that has seen soooo much change... and I think that's the best!

I lived in the Ozarks that might explain the above!
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I lived in the party line days and actual outhouses!! Yep had some neighbors that were ancient and they only had an outhouse... we as kids would go up and help them with whatever... as they would let us go into their apple orchard with our horses... I think I'm at an age that has seen soooo much change... and I think that's the best!

I lived in the Ozarks that might explain the above!

No, I never lived in such a cave. Coastal northern California, even in the rolling-hills dairy farm regions of Marin County, the town of Novato, where I was raised was far more advanced even in the 1960's. Indoor plumbing, indoor flush toilets, electricity on the grid, municipal water, dial telephones on a private line, public sewage and natural gas lines. Streets were mostly paved but the lane to our home was dirt and gravel until 1974 when it was paved. People next door had horses and other farm animals mainly as pets. Cows, horses, sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, dogs and goats surrounded us. No pigs though. This was a dairy farm area and many beef cattle were raised in the area too. Many horses all over that place.

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