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    That one looks nice. Your son must be crafty. ...

    That one looks nice. Your son must be crafty. Any chance you can share some more details of this homemade umbrella stand?
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    I've had good results from using this $4 Tiki...

    I've had good results from using this $4 Tiki torch stake and a patio/beach umbrella



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    This is called the Stomper & goes for about $20

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    You figured out why and spotted King...

    You figured out why and spotted King Kong...right? :-P

    The only judging I've done is at the club/picnic tests, and even that can be stressful/intense/interesting/testy/no-fun/hard/challenging,...
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    Was it late in the afternoon/evening and...

    Was it late in the afternoon/evening and virtually all the other dogs did well?
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    Yes...there seems to be a lot more "meat on the...

    Yes...there seems to be a lot more "meat on the bone" with the marks & blinds. They want to see that a dog and handler have "mastered" their training.
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    I read the OP as an issue of puzzling enforcement...

    I read the OP as an issue of puzzling enforcement of the rules.
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    Another reason why I stand behind our military.

    Another reason why I stand behind our military.
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    The endless breeze fans draw between 1 & 3 amps....

    The endless breeze fans draw between 1 & 3 amps. You might already have a spare 12 volt battery around the house that you can use to power fans (or inverters which you can plug fans into). You...
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    Folks seek clarification on rule interpretations...

    Folks seek clarification on rule interpretations all the time (seems I recall a lengthy discussion recently about controlled breaks).

    I often chalk this sort of stuff up to human error. Judges...
  10. Thread: Blind poles

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    These yard sale/political sign posts work fine...

    These yard sale/political sign posts work fine (not quite 3 feet tall). They are often free for the taking after elections.
    If the 2 legs bother you, it doesn't take much to snip in half and...
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    Other than max distance of "typical" marks (100...

    Other than max distance of "typical" marks (100 yards vs 150 yards)...I'm not sure there is anything in the rulebook that differentiates marks between stakes. I've always heard the saying: A mark...
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    Senior Level: A good deal of the series are just...

    Senior Level: A good deal of the series are just the Junior marks run as a double with a straight forward blind.

    Master Level: Not gonna be Junior marks run as a triple. Not gonna be Senior...
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    My dog and chickens tolerate each other just...

    My dog and chickens tolerate each other just fine. They spend countless hours in the yard together, unsupervised and we've never had a problem. Early on, I just made sure my dog understood that...
  14. Academy $19.99 Game WinnerŪ Men's Dura-Cool™...

    Academy $19.99
    Game WinnerŪ Men's Dura-Cool™ Short Sleeve Camo Fishing Shirt
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    Hey now. I resemble that remark. :D To prove...

    Hey now. I resemble that remark. :D

    To prove your point, I actually made good grades and I ain't in charge of nutin. Heck, I'm low man on totem pole at work and at home (even my dog has me...
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    And not everybody with a college or graduate...

    And not everybody with a college or graduate degree is bright or successful (just as not everybody without the sheepskin isn't bright or successful). I love my dog!
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    Not really. I think they are self employed, and...

    Not really.
    I think they are self employed, and I suspect some of them are efficient with their time. I guess I'd probably care a little more if they had one of my dogs and weren't delivering...
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    Nah. Gas prices dropped too low and everybody...

    Nah.

    Gas prices dropped too low and everybody is going on vacation, instead :p
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    90 dogs, huh? Might also be that folks have or...

    90 dogs, huh? Might also be that folks have or had difficulty/issues with 3 day events???? :confused: It certainly requires a little more planning, money and effort.
  20. 1. Proficiency. I'd practice on a $50...

    1. Proficiency. I'd practice on a $50 quad-copter before giving a >$1,000 unit a try :-)

    2. I don't think this idea of "not wanting to get hit with" is unique to quad-copters, and I think the...
  21. You can find hobby-grade/toy quadcopters with 2...

    You can find hobby-grade/toy quadcopters with 2 megapixel video cameras for as little as $50. The "professional" grade stuff can cost $2,000 to $3,000. Battery life is in the 10 minute range, not...
  22. Possession is nine-tenths of the law :-) :)

    Possession is nine-tenths of the law :-) :)
  23. Yes, but if you have 2 master flights (tons of...

    Yes, but if you have 2 master flights (tons of tests, if not most tests, have 2 flights), your talking maximum of 120 entries x 15% = 18 slots.
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    I think there are plenty of non-profits that have...

    I think there are plenty of non-profits that have "employees" and pay folks. Too many to mention.
  25. I like the new mods, too. I look at it as giving...

    I like the new mods, too. I look at it as giving the HT sec a little carrot to incentivize folks to formally volunteer (in that sense it could actually make things a bit easier for them).


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