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    I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago flipping burgers, mowing lawns, and stocking shelves. After grad school I worked for MN DNR for 12 years as a fisheries biologist at several locations in the state. Started getting sick of just "monitoring the decline" so I took advantage of an opportunity to work with a Mn based non-profit environmental group about 8 years ago as their natural resource scientist. I now work on a variety of science and policy issues in Minnesota. Every few years I each a wetland ecology course at a local university. I judge and run hunt tests but family time has really crimped my time for dogs the past couple years.

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    After high school army for three years then on to job force to many to talk about found a job hauling milk to school system in wis can say this is resession proof . Hobbys hunting and comptetion hunting with my labs

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    United States Air Force... as for hobbys hunting rodeo and dogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinlabs View Post
    United States Air Force... as for hobbys hunting rodeo and dogs
    Hunting rodeo...? Bread and circuses...? I guess...Why not? We have UFC already, why not arena hunts? Take your mind off of politics fer sure...

    JD

    So as not to break the thread, I wholesale and retail leather, hides, pelts, leather working tools, hardware and findings.

    Funny though, we don't see any RTF PP's owning up to lawyer, investment banker, financial planner, etc. Even though I'm sure they are here.

    JD
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    Software developer/consultant for over 20 years developing tools and applications for companies ranging from "start ups" to Fortune 500.

    Outsourcing/insourcing to India is killing my industry.
    Julie
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    Democrat, tree hugger, Acorn volunteer, on welfare, and live in Section 8 housing. I'm a personal grant acquisition specialist


    Merry Christmas everyone!
    Last edited by Julie R.; 12-24-2009 at 10:25 AM.

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    Iím a commercial roofing contractor. I spend about half my time selling work and the other half managing jobs and babysitting dysfunctional young men to get the work done. Itís a good living, but nothing glamorous. And, yes I speak Spanish very well.

    My funest job was as a feedlot cowboy during the summers and all thru college. Ye hah!

    I hope to get back to Field Trialing someday again, after I have put together another fortune and am tired of 2nd wife.

    .ÖDon
    Just for the record I have very fine dogs. Some of the best in the whole country....or at least on my own block anyhow.

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    Flipped burgers & bagged groceries in high school
    5+ years in the Marines.
    Last 13 years as a chemical process engineer
    Kelly, Weis, Willingham, & Davies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    Democrat, tree hugger, Acorn volunteer, on welfare, and live in Section 8 housing. I'm a personal grant acquisition specialist


    Merry Christmas everyone!
    I always had you pegged for a republican, energy price-fixin', war-profiteerin', job-out sourcin', movin' off-shore, benefit denyin', corporate tax shelter gov't bailout acquisition specialist!
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

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    dnf777, If you're at work, and I suspect you are....,in any case have a very Merry Christmas. I hope it is as calm as it may be.

    JD
    One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift

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