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    Uh... I vote with the old couple and hope they...

    Uh... I vote with the old couple and hope they win a boat-load, even though it comes out of my (NV taxpayer) pocket. But... here is an issue I hope we can all agree on:

    You NEVER keep a person...
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    Here's the sick part. People won't recognize...

    Here's the sick part. People won't recognize "taxation without representation" because (they think) it's not coming out of their pocket. Is there any part of the Bill of Rights this guy hasn't...
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    OK. But define "successful".

    OK. But define "successful".
  4. I guess I was visualizing a situation where the...

    I guess I was visualizing a situation where the dog is in front of you, you step up on the dog and the dog moves forward... but then I was having that problem in spades. Dog in front of me, any move...
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    So cute. What a lucky pup he is to have such a...

    So cute. What a lucky pup he is to have such a great home.
  6. Thread: Hallelujah!!!

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    Hallelujah!!!

    Whoop-eeee! Major big league break-through in training today. I am not going to tell you what it was cause that would totally jinx it. I know we are at the end of the beginning (to quote...
  7. Thread: VPI Insurance

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    Your questions were exactly those that I asked...

    Your questions were exactly those that I asked when I signed up for VPI. I can tell you that they TOLD me my dogs would be covered for training, HT (or FT) related injuries. (I don't hunt so I...
  8. Thread: Heeling stick

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    Trying to visualize this. Do you have the...

    Trying to visualize this. Do you have the dexterity to actually activate (push the buttons on) the transmitter if (for example) you need a quick whistle and the dog slips it?
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    The pictures help. Thank you. I'll give that a...

    The pictures help. Thank you. I'll give that a try.

    Training partners accused me of garbled send when whistle was in my mouth. Maybe I should try walking around the house with the whistle in...
  10. Oh yeah, I think so. She is front-ending you or...

    Oh yeah, I think so. She is front-ending you or (if I'm visualizing correctly what you're saying) this is like a bad creep, only on the second bird. I'm wondering if she is at a perfect heel,...
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    You know... I already knew all this, but your...

    You know... I already knew all this, but your analysis and analogies make so much sense. Thanks.
  12. Thread: Heeling stick

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    Yes, we are working on line manners, reinforcing...

    Yes, we are working on line manners, reinforcing what she's already learned. Sit quietly.

    I am a klutz however, and I have to have my whistle and transmitter in my right hand (whistle perched...
  13. Self-delusion about our dogs' competencies can...

    Self-delusion about our dogs' competencies can run very deep. Best to have a pro or very good friends to tell you the truth... or you find out the hard way, humiliated on the line.
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    Absolutely! Please keep us all posted. Did the...

    Absolutely! Please keep us all posted. Did the vets put them on any special diets? Back in the day folks with poor renal function were put on lower protein diets. Just curious.
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    Chill on that whole foreign policy thing. It is...

    Chill on that whole foreign policy thing. It is not a binary thing. A candidate says we will have to kill Isis fighters... and I'm all for that... but it does NOT mean sending in the Marines. It...
  16. Thread: Dog Rights?

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    Well... you know. Everyone has a right not to be...

    Well... you know. Everyone has a right not to be offended in this day and age. Maybe having a dog on a leash is going to be considered a "micro-aggression"...
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    Evan... too late. I paid $32 for this one. ...

    Evan... too late. I paid $32 for this one. What's your design?
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    I would hate to have been the American pilot...

    I would hate to have been the American pilot ordered to shoot down an Israeli aircraft. I have a feeling there are quite a few in the chain of command that might be slow on the switch to follow that...
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    I would hate to have been the American pilot...

    I would hate to have been the American pilot ordered to shoot down an Israeli aircraft. I have a feeling there are quite a few in the chain of command that might be slow on the switch to follow that...
  20. Thread: Newbie on board

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    AND... whatever program(s) you decide to use,...

    AND... whatever program(s) you decide to use, remember that it's virtually impossible to do this alone*. It takes other dog people (and/or very devoted friends). And if you can find a good amateur...
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    Yep... that was my dilemma when my transmitter...

    Yep... that was my dilemma when my transmitter died. I got it replaced for $150, but was told that when/if that one died, my 3 receivers would not work with a new Garmin transmitter. I'd have to...
  22. Thread: 21 Martyrs

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    21 Martyrs

    Very moving video. I noticed the producers used some of ISIS's own horrible video to show that these men died with prayers on their lips. It's important to remember they had names. ...
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    As virtual communities go, RTF has got to be of...

    As virtual communities go, RTF has got to be of the best. You can be sure you're on my prayer list. We seem to have a great deal of praying going on these days. That's OK. I don't think God hears...
  24. Please don't beat yourself up. That's the thing...

    Please don't beat yourself up. That's the thing about anaphylaxis and shock. It is just such an overwhelming response of the immune system. It's entirely possible that IV fluids and epinephrine...
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    Right. Traditionally the word "culling" meant...

    Right. Traditionally the word "culling" meant putting puppies down at birth if they were deemed defective. Brutal. Who kills puppies??? Who does that??? But for those breeders who are...
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