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by birddogger
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Long time ago I was in a union. Ate lunch with one of the union brass. He said that the union donated to both parties. Covering all sides. Industry and Occupation of Union Members In 2015, 7.2 million employees in the public sector belonged to a union, compared with 7.6 million workers in the priva...
by birddogger
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Timewise, I am not a liberal and I do have a curious mind. I looked over the source you showed and he did not lie during his comparisons from year to year (or the years he chose to compare), but there were a lot of charts that showed positive trends in the last 4 or 5 years. Also, keep in mind the ...
by birddogger
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Rational ? Perhaps a little bit more then rational could be needed. Our current President (IMO) has been more then rational with folks that still live in the stone-age ~ with little results . Time to go for a change of game plan as the terrorist's get more dangerous everyday. And that, IMO, is the ...
by birddogger
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

A previous poster accused Trump of being a pathological liar. That is absolutely hilarious, when he or she apparently supports the Clintons, when Slick Willy and Hillary are both pathological liars.They both lie when there is not even a need to, not to mention the corruption and disregard for the la...
by birddogger
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Believe me, it is from more than one interaction and over a 21 yr. span. Also, many of them call an ambulance [used as a taxi service] and then think they are entitled to transportation home or get irate because they don't get the narcotics they want. Be as sarcastic as you like but it is not super...
by birddogger
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

If you truly believe that Socialism is a good thing and think that our constitution is dated, should be rewritten, and we should follow the policies of the other socialist countries and prohibit or severely restrict the ownership of firearms, among many other things, then vote for Hillary. I am not...
by birddogger
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Tooling,Teddy Roosevelt was before my time, but I am pretty sure they don't make them like that anymore and if they did, the PC media would destroy him/her. AS far as Ross Perot, as popular as he was, some of my friends laughed at me when I predicted he would not win even one State. Well, after the ...
by birddogger
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

I will jump in this topic. I am going 3rd party on this election. I just can not back either major candidate. I know many who will tell me I "should" vote for one or the other because I am throwing my vote to the "other" side. But if I am going to vote I am not going to pick an evil just because it...
by birddogger
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

nikegundog, I respect and understand what you are saying, but I have already said that I don't know what kind of president Trump would make, but I do know what kind of president Hillary would make, beginning with the most liberal supreme court justice she can find. I have also said that Trump would ...
by birddogger
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

If you truly believe that Socialism is a good thing and think that our constitution is dated, should be rewritten, and we should follow the policies of the other socialist countries and prohibit or severely restrict the ownership of firearms, among many other things, then vote for Hillary. I am not ...
by birddogger
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Sure hope that clears up your problem of thinking someone is insinuating when they are being very straight forward. However, I do admit the difference in modern procedures compared to back when this all took place is probably unknown to many people today. Actually, Ezzzy, to openly say that a lawye...
by birddogger
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Trump would not be my first choice and I don't know what kind of president he would make, however, I do know what kind of president Hillary would make, she has already shown her true colors over many years and she is a total lying, corrupt and deceiving disaster. And would fight tooth and nail to ba...
by birddogger
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

And the illustrious Michelle is not a licensed lawyer since she was disbarred. Ezzy, care to cite a source, other than Faux News. :roll: Ezzy: The More You write the sillier you sound.........................Cj I am not aware myself, but I am willing to bet that Ezzy has the facts before he posts. ...
by birddogger
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

What is a "Centrist"? To me, it is a person who really doesn't have any beliefs of his/her own and pretty much just goes with whatever is popular and/or accepted at any given time. I guess that makes them feel good. I believe that there are far too many people who feel this way [complacency] and, IM...
by birddogger
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Seems strange to me that Fox is the only source that presents both sides of an issue and has ayou largesr audience that the others combined an yet a lot of liberals will tell you that they have no credibility. Maybe it is those listeners that lack creditability. HUMMMMMMMM? I think that is a very g...
by birddogger
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Ok, I am going to jump back in this thing, even though I said I was done with it If Springer really believes what he is spouting, he either has his head in the sand or has been brain washed by the left. Sorry, but after working in an ER for over 20 yrs. can make you cynical. I don't really care abo...
by birddogger
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Ok, I am going to jump back in this thing, even though I said I was done with it If Springer really believes what he is spouting, he either has his head in the sand or has been brain washed by the left. Sorry, but after working in an ER for over 20 yrs. can make you cynical. I don't really care abou...
by birddogger
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

No, I don't know your beliefs. All I can go by is what you say in your comments. I will bow out now because anything else I have to say would just be redundant.
by birddogger
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

It's absolutely crazy to compare an unborn baby and a murderer. I'm not. I'm comparing the thought process of people. Charlie, I'm not denying any hypocrisy, but trying to expose the hypocrisy others deny. But as far as my left leaning beliefs go... Please identify them. Springer, identifying them,...
by birddogger
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Springer, I understand the arguments against the death penalty, even though, I have my own opinion on it. I do not understand the argument concerning abortion, except, maybe in special circumstances, I don't know. My only disagreement is that I don't see any hypocrisy on the right between the two ar...
by birddogger
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 112712

Re: Identifying the Enemy

The democratic stance on the two subjects don't make sense to me. They want gun control. They say it will save lives. Now Google a second trimester baby image. It's not a religious issue it's an ethical and moral issue. Also 38 states have fetal homicide laws prochoice people are against this becau...
by birddogger
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Trouble switching between OU and autoloader
Replies: 6
Views: 2766

Re: Trouble switching between OU and autoloader

As long as the gun fits me, I don't see a difference. I can have a bad day with any of them or a good day with any of them.

Charlie
by birddogger
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How many of you let your pups chase birds?
Replies: 33
Views: 9916

Re: How many of you let your pups chase birds?

I prefer a dog up on its toes and making me a little nervous to one one that's totally under control and going by rote. But different folks have different likes, so whatever suits.
+1. It's called intensity! :wink:

Charlie
by birddogger
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Low Drive - Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2686

Re: Low Drive - Help!

I got a 4.5 Month old Chesador with low drive. I have tried frustrating him while holding a toy or bumper and telling him to get it and praising him when he does but his excitement is severely lacking. The only time I see the drive I want to use is with him chasing down the kids in the yard. When w...
by birddogger
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7247

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

IMO, I don't see it necessary to do either one, maybe I am missing something.

Regards,
Charlie
by birddogger
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Low Drive - Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2686

Re: Low Drive - Help!

Can't really tell from just reading but my first thoughts were a bored little pup that isn't real sure why it has to do all of this crazy stuff rather than play with the kids who never bore it. Puppies have to grow up on the inside as well as the outside and I think you may find a very young immatu...
by birddogger
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferrell Miller's Words
Replies: 17
Views: 4545

Re: Ferrell Miller's Words

This makes a lot more sense. Thanks

Charlie
by birddogger
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferrell Miller's Words
Replies: 17
Views: 4545

Re: Ferrell Miller's Words

First of all, I am no Ferrell Miller. That being said, at my age I am not climbing a tree or anything else just to see if a puppy can find me :lol: The other thing is if I call one of my dogs and he doesn't respond, I know he is on point somewhere and I don't want him leaving, I am talking about a t...
by birddogger
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Growling
Replies: 11
Views: 2734

Re: Growling

If your son is the only one he is growling at, keep your son away at feeding time. Or, have your son feed him and leave. Two years old is the age (terrible two's) that dog's develop problems. If he starts growling at anyone else, then take action. For now, let the dog eat in peace, which I ALWAYS d...
by birddogger
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking
Replies: 9
Views: 2823

Re: Barking

CDN_Cocker wrote:Bark collar. End of story.
There was a time when I would have probably agreed with this but each dog is different and on some dogs, a bark collar is not necessarily the end of the story :wink

Charlie
by birddogger
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Gun shy just after 10 days from last training
Replies: 10
Views: 2137

Re: Gun shy just after 10 days from last training

What steps did you take to introduce gunfire?
by birddogger
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tug o war
Replies: 176
Views: 38706

Re: tug o war

polmaise wrote:
birddogger wrote: I am here to continually learn and contribute when I can. I also try to do it in a respectful manner.

Charlie
Good for you Charlie ! well done ,hope we can all do the same . :wink:
Thanks, I appreciate it.

Charlie
by birddogger
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tug o war
Replies: 176
Views: 38706

Re: tug o war

I reckon it's a problem for some and not for others . Played that game for them that don't want to ,and the same game with different rules for those that want to. Playing games with their head is more about training them really rgreen: I agree. The thing is there are many experienced dog people her...
by birddogger
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tug o war
Replies: 176
Views: 38706

Re: tug o war

I reckon it's a problem for some and not for others . Played that game for them that don't want to ,and the same game with different rules for those that want to. Playing games with their head is more about training them really rgreen: I agree. The thing is there are many experienced dog people her...
by birddogger
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tug o war
Replies: 176
Views: 38706

Re: tug o war

FWIW, I do not play tug of war with my dogs. It may do no harm with most dogs but I just don't see anything positive or reasoning to do it. There are plenty of other ways to play/bond with the pup without causing potential problems down the road, JMO.

Charlie
by birddogger
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need some advice. Pointing.
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: Need some advice. Pointing.

Dakotazeb wrote:Your dog is still young. Give him some time to mature and figure these things out. I wouldn't worry about it much at his age.
Exactly!

Charlie
by birddogger
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 45604

Re: Are you an NRA member?

So as freaking horrifying it is to me that the NRA is fighting to allow any armed jackhole to get into a gunfight, on a whim, without having to try to extract themselves from the situation, I'd rather not completely lose everything. This statement is total propaganda and nonsense!!! :roll: Charlie ...
by birddogger
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 45604

Re: Are you an NRA member?

So as freaking horrifying it is to me that the NRA is fighting to allow any armed jackhole to get into a gunfight, on a whim, without having to try to extract themselves from the situation, I'd rather not completely lose everything. This statement is total propaganda and nonsense!!! :roll: Charlie
by birddogger
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 45604

Re: Are you an NRA member?

This biggest joke here is the fact that some people still think that their constitutional rights matter at all to the government. If the government wants your guns they will take them, and there is not a thing any of us, or the NRA will be able to do about it. Without the NRA, it would have already...
by birddogger
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Help me find a BOOT
Replies: 19
Views: 9140

Re: Help me find a BOOT

ezzy333 wrote:Don't think I could be much help as I have owned several different brands and they all were water proof.
Mine too. I am thinking their feet may be sweating, rather than the boots leaking.

Charlie
by birddogger
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Try this Again...Pointer Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 16989

Re: Let's Try this Again...Pointer Questions

I have only trained a couple of English Pointers. Both of them were show bred but both of them liked retrieving and did so "naturally." They were good pointers but they would not have won a field trial , they only rarely exceeded about 100 yards in range even on very open ground. They would have su...
by birddogger
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?
Replies: 147
Views: 29419

Re: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?

I think we just need an objective respondent to give the touted raw diet a go. I (or my dogs) may be that guinea pig, just don't know that I'm ready to try it with a pregnant bitch. It may take a couple of months, but I've been wanting to try the other side for several years. Probably will wait unt...
by birddogger
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?
Replies: 147
Views: 29419

Re: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?

I can tolerate a difference of opinion but lying or stupidity are things I don't do so well with.... I've literally linked to independent scientific studies that have shown that corn gluten meal is inferior to the animals based protein concentrates. I'm the only one providing scientific fact and no...
by birddogger
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vibration for whoa?
Replies: 10
Views: 2794

Re: Vibration for whoa?

Sure you can do it. It wouldn't be the best way for me pesonally but train the way you want. Teaching the whoa command can be time consuming but is really not that hard regardless of the way you do it or what command you use wheter it be electronic, whistle or vocal.

Good luck,
Charlie
by birddogger
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: scared on the leash
Replies: 72
Views: 19732

Re: scared on the leash

OK then...whenever your dog is acting like an idiot, give it a treat. Then it can associate poor behavior and rewards. Whatever :roll: Except I wouldn't give a treat to a misbehaving dog Shags. Rewards come from good behaviors. You never studied how conditioning works? Bill Here we go with studies ...
by birddogger
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?
Replies: 147
Views: 29419

Re: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?

I can tolerate a difference of opinion but lying or stupidity are things I don't do so well with.... I've literally linked to independent scientific studies that have shown that corn gluten meal is inferior to the animals based protein concentrates. I'm the only one providing scientific fact and no...
by birddogger
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?
Replies: 147
Views: 29419

Re: Does anybody rotate formulas to avoid protein intolerance?

I think Ezzy performs his thankless job well, and we often disagree. I don't have a problem with him because, while he is opinionated, he doesn't directly censor differing opinions. However, every time I get into a food thread discussion, I get private messages for others that pretty clearly feel i...
by birddogger
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Try this Again...Pointer Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 16989

Re: Let's Try this Again...Pointer Questions

Please accept my apologies and you have been given good advise so far in the above posts.

Good luck,
Charlie
by birddogger
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF for Pointer?
Replies: 28
Views: 8652

Re: FF for Pointer?

I am about 95% sure I will be getting an English Pointer. I go to thinking how nice it would be to have one that retrieved, and poked around a bit online. I saw a few accounts of folks who had pointers who would retrieve. I know it is probably like teaching a cat to swim, but can this be done? Anyo...
by birddogger
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF for Pointer?
Replies: 28
Views: 8652

Re: FF for Pointer?

I am thinking this question can't be for real?

Charlie