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    Russ, I saw this video on a thread over on the...

    Russ,

    I saw this video on a thread over on the Refuge. It did a good job of showing the features of the different high end coolers....
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    If it had not been for our current president I...

    If it had not been for our current president I would say she doesn't have a chance. But, the world we now live in is completely upside down.

    The whole e mail server issue should sink her but it...
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    Think out od the box. Channels can be used. You...

    Think out od the box. Channels can be used. You might not find exactly what you want. But, you should be able to find what you need.

    Tom
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    There was once a highly competitive dogs whose...

    There was once a highly competitive dogs whose call name was Strait. The story I was told at some point the dog was getting confused with being released and the Sit command. The relsease was...
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    I too am not counting Mrs. Clinton out. The dems...

    I too am not counting Mrs. Clinton out. The dems have had a pretty thick Teflon coating of late. I think Biden will run. I doubt he would beat Mrs. Clinton. Of the two I prefer Biden. But, would...
  6. This may be why some of the old memorial statues...

    This may be why some of the old memorial statues were placed on such a high pedestal.

    I also think this is one consequence of the long attack on our military that began in the 60's. As Stan...
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    Stan, No advice on fly fishing for steelhead. ...

    Stan,

    No advice on fly fishing for steelhead. But, they are a blast to catch! While in high school, more than a few years ago, I would fish the lagoon on the Northwestern campus for winter...
  8. Thread: GDG Recovery

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    Hugh, I think this post MI depression is...

    Hugh,

    I think this post MI depression is pretty common. It is real. There are numerous ways to deal with it. Realizing you are not alone is a big step.

    My father-inlaw was given ten years...
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    I am a day late but here is who Patrick was:...

    I am a day late but here is who Patrick was: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=89
    Patrick was not Irish. The bars in Ireland were closed on March 17 until 1970.

    Tom
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    I have never had a dog not retrieve because of...

    I have never had a dog not retrieve because of teething. They may get a little more mouthy.

    I usually look at behavioral changes when deciding when to FF.

    Tom
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    I view FF as advanced obedience work. It sounds...

    I view FF as advanced obedience work. It sounds like your dog might be ready. Force fetch uses the natural tendency of dogs to carry things in their mouth.


    Tom
  12. Thread: Being a Bee

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    Marvin, Neonics grab the press. Honey bees...

    Marvin,

    Neonics grab the press. Honey bees face bigger problems. That said, there is no shortage of bee hives in the US. The great honey bee migration is in full-swing right now. Over one...
  13. Thread: Liars club!

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    Liars club!

    I found this amusing:
    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/glenn1221/may2010onward/combatvet_zpsatu6fzs0.jpg

    Tom
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    I too enjoyed NAHRA tests back in the '90's. I...

    I too enjoyed NAHRA tests back in the '90's. I enjoyed running under Mr. Plewa and Mr. Stroyan among others.

    Watching Frank and Homeboy was a treat. You never really knew the wheelchair was much...
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    Dave, You did the right thing. This can be a...

    Dave,

    You did the right thing. This can be a really hard problem to overcome, and will probably always be lurking under the surface. High obedience standards will help. Kind of like kids, a...
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    My gut reaction was you are stopping the dog too...

    My gut reaction was you are stopping the dog too often, I have no idea if this is true or not.

    How long have you been doing pile work/T?

    Our dogs are creatures of habits. You may also want...
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    I usually just lurk infrequently. As Bon...

    I usually just lurk infrequently. As Bon mentioned, RTF is a kinder, gentler place now days.

    As is often true in life, those with the most to offer usually do it with the most class.

    Let the...
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    Don't underestimate the benefit offering to help...

    Don't underestimate the benefit offering to help at a test. Many tests and trials are run with less then optimal help numbers.

    Advances in technology have made many things easier to do, hosting...
  19. Thread: RIP Mr. Cub!

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    RIP Mr. Cub!

    Probably the greatest Cub to play died today, Ernie Banks.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/buster-olney/post?id=9236

    I remember the end of his career when I was growing up. I think I was ten...
  20. Thread: Back in the Day

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    At my school we had to pass a test on the US and...

    At my school we had to pass a test on the US and IL constitutions. I don't remember which grade, sometime during middle school, 6-8th grades.

    Tom
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    Do I understand this correctly, you are very...

    Do I understand this correctly, you are very competent and comfortable with the weapon? You are not looking to for a different weapon?

    It doesn't sound like a problem to me.

    Remember what they...
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    Poll: As the question was posed I would send my dog. ...

    As the question was posed I would send my dog. Most of the dogs I have had would wonder what was wrong if I didn't send them.

    Tom
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    I heard a commentator make the comment that high...

    I heard a commentator make the comment that high school use to not be free and this was a logical continuation. I hope this doesn't lead community colleges down the same path of destruction.

    The...
  24. Thread: Doomed

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    That has become a significant, and growing,...

    That has become a significant, and growing, percentage of our population.

    When we moved into our current home over 10 years ago there were very few rental homes near us. Now we have a rental next...
  25. John, I don't know. I have not be active in...

    John,

    I don't know. I have not be active in the dogs games for a number of years now. There may be others from Ohio who can respond.

    Tom
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