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why does football have referees but cricket has umpires ?

Test-match cricket and one-day internationals do have match referees (in addition to umpires): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Match_referee. Their job is to oversee the whole match, making sure that no rules are broken. Thus, while the umpires' job is to keep an eye on the players, the job of the match referee is to keep an eye on the umpires.


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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:11 pm
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for the same reason why medical science hasn't found a cure for the common cold : there's so many different ways of being stupid that you have to address a multitude of issues

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:03 pm
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why are dog owners expected to clean up their dog's mess, but horse riders don't gave to do the same for their horses ?

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:28 pm
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marnixR wrote:
why are dog owners expected to clean up their dog's mess, but horse riders don't gave to do the same for their horses ?


Because

1) dog crap is crap from an omnivore and is far more revolting that crap from a herbivore, which is essentially just recycled grass. (Sheep droppings have a taste which is not actually unpleasant). I'll guess that flies are far more attracted to dog crap that horse crap.

2) dog crap is very often on footpaths, horse crap too of course, but less often an impediment to humans.


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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:43 pm
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Also... you would need " bigger bin bags"


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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:24 pm

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M_Gabriela wrote:
Also... you would need " bigger bin bags"

You see horses with bags under their arse for ceremonies, I think.

And I found this too: http://www.horsenation.com/2013/11/08/t ... nal-parks/


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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:34 pm
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geordief wrote:
M_Gabriela wrote:
Also... you would need " bigger bin bags"

You see horses with bags under their arse for ceremonies, I think.

And I found this too: http://www.horsenation.com/2013/11/08/t ... nal-parks/


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Nop, never seen that...

But it is a good solution...


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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:42 pm

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M_Gabriela wrote:
geordief wrote:
M_Gabriela wrote:
Also... you would need " bigger bin bags"

You see horses with bags under their arse for ceremonies, I think.

And I found this too: http://www.horsenation.com/2013/11/08/t ... nal-parks/


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Nop, never seen that...

But it is a good solution...


In the Pampas they do it in the long grass ;)

https://www.goodfreephotos.com/argentin ... na.jpg.php


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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:21 am
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Why does Cengelbrecht exist?

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Well, when a mummy CEngelbrecht and a daddy CEnglebrecht love each other very much... :lol:

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geordief wrote:

In the Pampas they do it in the long grass ;)

https://www.goodfreephotos.com/argentin ... na.jpg.php


I would prefer that police horses had those bags.
Pampas's Horses have a lot of space where they can do... their needs.


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Why would anyone think Betsy DeVos is qualified to be the Secretary of education?

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:11 pm
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sometimes poachers become the best gamekeepers ? (I know, I'm being ridiculously optimistic here)

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:13 am
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Falconer360 wrote:
Why would anyone think Betsy DeVos is qualified to be the Secretary of education?

Perhaps for the same reason someone would think Jerry Falwell of Liberty "University" fame is the best choice to lead a Presidential task force on higher education.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/upsh ... nefit.html

Let's open a separate thread if you want to continue the exchange on this topic.

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:59 am
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why do you get more drunk (or drunk faster) when you're drinking beer through a straw (if that's true at all, and not an urban myth) ?

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:06 pm

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I have been drinking cans of Strongbow Original Cider through a straw, when at home , for a couple of years now. Drinking the can through a straw makes the contents last longer, but in my experience does not increase intoxicity.


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so, an urban myth then - thought it was too good a story to be true

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:18 am
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Perhaps straws speed up the pace of ingestion... like shot gunning a beer or doing a beer bong.

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Post  Post subject: Re: why  |  Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:42 pm
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why is it, when you something is unavailable because of maintenance work it's always called "essential maintenance"

is there never anything like "frivolous maintenance" or "run-of-the-mill maintenance" ?

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