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    I have a DSD Jake decoy and I love it. I have no regrets in spending the money on it.
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    I have a whole arsenal of decoys. I guess if spending the money on decoys made me more likely to shoot, I would be sitting pretty. I just like to try different options, but in all honesty , haven't spent the time I have wanted to see if they all work. I have had success with no decoys, jake and hen, 2 hens and a jake, just a hen, a strutter jake and a hen. I have also had more non successes with all of these than I have had successes. I have a Best turkey decoy jake, an avian hen, a avian strutter, and a DSD hen. I bought a turkey fan for this spring to try. It just looks too fun not to give it a whirl. I have some very private turf to try it on, and look forward to making it happen with it. The videos just make it look like so much fun! If anyone needs decoys, let me know and I would definitely be willing to let you give it a go, but I may have to go with just to watch the addiction unfold. Good luck this spring.
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    -3 IN THE BOAT HERE ON HIDDEN BAY as I sit down at the desk here early this morning. I woke up at three and could not go back to sleep. I kind of dozed till my rumbling stomach was to much and I got up and first checked the fire in the fire place. Some hot coals looked back at me and I decided to hold off on the fire but instead went over to the thermostat and bumped it up a couple of clicks and soon the furnace was pushing heat into the cabin. I made my way to the kitchen open the fridge and looked at my options. Hard boiled eggs, nope. A chicken breast was looking kind of good till I saw the porterhouse steak that was out for supper.   I got the sixteen inch cast iron pan out, the long handle turkey fork some Mrs. Dash and some oil. Yup, I had made my choice, I was going to have steak for an early breakfast and not some little breakfast steak but the real deal. I washed the steak off, patted it dry, smeared on some oil then sprinkled some dash on. Into the pan it went and I headed to the fireplace. Moved the grate out of the way stirred the coals a little so they were cherry red and plopped the pan in the middle of them. Back to the kitchen for a plate and a fork and steak knife then back to the living room in time to flip the steak in the pan. I already could smell the steak as it sizzled away and with the smell of the maple smoke and my lips were smacking.   A few minutes later and I used the turkey fork to spear the steak out of the pan and onto my plate. First piece might have been a little undercooked but it sure hit the spot. I cut off another nice piece then put the rest of the steak back in the pan and back on the coals. I let it cook a little longer as I ate what I had cut off. I took the steak back out and back on the plate and this time it was cooked to my liking. I moved to the couch ate my steak and watched the morning news on TV, can’t remember when I have ever had a better six o’clock steak. Yesterday I left the cabin in the dark and got back home in the dark. Had to go to the big city for my first chemo treatment 2nd battle round. Eight hour IV treatment and the next few days we will see what kind of side effects it is going to leave me with. I have already decided I am going to tuff this out and not let me them slow me down. I have to many things I want and need to do. My garden, fishing and time with my grand kids. I have also decided that stories about the Lodge are going to be more positive and more about what is going on around here. So as the weeks go on you are going to hear less about me and more about the town and all of the people living in. Stories may be short and sweet or may be a few pages long, who knows this is after all Lake Iwanttobethere
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    It is a died black sheepskin quad pelt. Everyone who sees it thinks it's A black bear rug. You get tired of correcting them you just let them think that.
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    Haha, mostly just listen to Donbo! He's forgotten more about turkey hunting than I'll likely ever figure out...
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    I had those hole covers custom made For my tip-ups. By Katz Koverz I put one tip-up at each end of the shack they are under glass you can step on them. It's like a glass bottom boat
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    I have to make the first trip of the year by myself to dispose of any unlucky freinds that made it in over the winter. 6 cans of pest control spray foam and I think I filled all the hole but I'm sure the little monsters have found another way in by now. I also have poison everywhere so first trip up will also be without the pups. Took pics of all the poison to make sure I remembered it all though so should be quick.
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    We got a FB message from someone in our camp ground that a tree was on our camper. We did a speed run up to Brainerd to check on it. Not to bad just a bent over pine from the Nov, snow storm. Cut the end off it for now so it doesn't beat on the paint or awning. No mice or leaks on the quick check.
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    Just screw it and go single payer, all these other countries make it work, just find the best one and copy it. Dump the health insurance industry and cut out the middle man. Healthcare costs are already out of control so I don't know how much worse it can get.
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    Thanks Leech! From looking around it seems like a great site. I wasn't sure if getting a case would hinder me from seeing the digital depth or not.
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    The GOP would be just better off doing nothing and let ObamaCare just go through its collapse.
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    With ice crapping out already I'm already looking to summer. First on the list this year is my front door. When you open it with the awning out it scrapes on the bottom of the awning and I always figured we would wear a hole in it sooner or later. Well turns out there is a little bracket you can mount to the top with a roller ball on it to catch the awning. That'll be my first fix this year. Second is to bury black pipe from the rv 100 feet over to the holding tank. I wont have a good slope but the pump should push it through no problem. Just hoping once winter comes again that my compressor will have enough juice to pump out 100 feet of potentially sloping line.
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    great I'm glad it worked out for him
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    Here's quick numbers from my '08 build (when the price of oil was very high, and that did affect my price up by several thousand $$ due to excavating cost, siding and roofing - also we hit more rock than expected and that added some to that cost). 1220' house, 2 BR and one bath on main floor, unfinished walkout basement with wirsbo in basement (not including the duel fuel electric boiler which I put in later for $2900), high eff gas furnace, central A/C, gas fireplace with fake fieldstone and cedar mantle, pine ceiling with moderate vault, laminate floor in most, but carpet in two bedrooms and vinyl in bathroom and mudroom, new septic (not mound), well (near lake so needed an added $600 pumper collection truck), Marvin Integrity windows (10 windows of various sizes and two patio doors), hickory kitchen custom cabinets (but not a lot of them) "good" .046 vinyl siding with a few gables having vinyl shake siding, 12x24 cedar deck with 12x12 of it under a gable end porch roof, some landscaping with the boulders that were dug up, and a decent amount of fill brought in, and a 28x28 with 10' walls attached garage, good/quiet chamberlain garage door opener installed , and a 40 step staircase to the lake, general contractor fee included. All new appliances as well, but I shopped and found deals on those, decent but not high end. Total cost for turn key ready was $175k. Add the boiler and it was $178k and change without me doing anything. Once we agreed on plans we didn't have any changes other than a 18'x8' insulated door instead of 16x8. It went very smooth for us and contractor, he was good and we didn't get in the way. If you are interested in numbers that are that old, PM me and I can share specific costs and some pics. I am now finishing basement myself and it is turning out great. I built my own 28x36 garage, but I am not good enough or know enough to be contractor for a full house. I think his fee was $25,000, but only charged us $20,000 (included in the above cost) to help keep his 175k estimate accurate with actuals, plus we were good homeowners with no hassle to him Ha, those are some run on sentences Good luck! edit: permit was 1150 excavation was 6500 septic was 7000 well was 5000 (I think it was 67') drain tile was 650 Have more if you want, but can pm or email them.
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    You can always claim to be an "independent" even though you always vote for the same party....
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    Not that I know of. But then of course none of this has anything to do with the discussion because you are the only one who brought up evolution. Don't make me get out the "Nice Deflection" meme....
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    We can see it, we just can't figure out how to change it and neither can you.
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    I'd have to go with SOL, unless you happen to have an EBT card in your back pocket...
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    Yes, there are loans, payment options, etc. What products can I buy at the grocery store, liquor store or hardware store with no money? Starving!
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    First of all, if you get Gov. and big insurance out of the way treatment would cost far less and people would be less likely to ever be turned down. second, what happens if I go to the grocery store and have no money? Society should take care of them then. Why involve the Government? America is 85% God fearing Christians after all, we should have no problem supporting people in need through the private sector, right?
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    I checked on the beast yesterday since its being stored fairly close to the path of the Princeton tornado. Not close enough that I thought there would be tornado damage, but it is parked near trees. Fortunately no trees down around the camper. I decided to open her up and found quite a mess. The &%#$%& mice have been having a field day. Fortunately I put some traps in there that contain poison and there were several dead mice in the garbage can. A little sweeping and wipe down had it looking nice again. It will need a good cleaning this spring to avoid the plague. I sure wish I had a better method to keep the mice out.
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    If I own an apartment building, and I turn someone away because they can't afford the first month's rent, is this something you would feel guilty about?
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    Might as well just pray.
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    I mean just that, free market unobstructed by MOST government regulation. That doesn't make sense. A vasectomy and castration are 2 different procedures. Healthcare is a lot like anything else in life, you get what you pay for and the harder you work the more money you have to pay. You're missing the point. Minute clinics are a glimpse at what health care could be like in an open, free market system. The main reason the system is so bloated right now is because of insurance and the rich healthcare plans of yesterday. If people had to shop for their own health care that would invite more and different types of care facilities and competition. Capitalism works great when markets are free, open and fair and companies have to compete for your business. An example would be the ridiculously low prices of most consumer electronics. When too much government regulation corrupts that free, open and fair market, we all lose.
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    Actually, I think you are the only one making claims...
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    I dont care for the eyebolt either. I grabbed a view cover for my fl18 propack and it is nice when snowing out otherwise it stays tucked away in tackle box in an old lens protector. Grabbed a pair of 1 power readers also and they clear the view up nice. Never have used a case so cant tell you if a benefit or not. Welcome to the site ! ! !
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    What stands out in my mind, though, is the "conservatives" who are working on this are now apparently in favor of the "socialized medicine" they supposedly vehemently opposed when Obamacare was passed. Just taking a a little different tack on who pays the tab... The whole thing basically boils down to a subsidy for the healthcare/pharmaceutical/insurance industry. The message is "you can't afford our services unless you have insurance". (mandated by the government) Sort of a legalized form of extortion. And sanctioned by the government.
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    a party with lots of friends, a big bonfire and some tannerite
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    Op, sorry bob I stand corrected. No reason to shout!
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    So your saying shes not a Dyke! Sumthin changed?
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    You should probably study up on them. By the sounds of things, they might have been very early libertarians.
  34. 1 like
    So you are the authority on picking which text to believe and which to dismiss? To answer your question yes, we should take it literally as it is professed to be the word of God. If you are of the abrahamic faiths and the text says there were nephilim mating with humans then that surely must be what was happening.
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    Bryan, Welcome to HSO. That's a good unit you bought and it should last many years of use. The shield is nice if your out on the ice when it is snowing. And cover to protect it can be a good thing as well. Good luck with your new unit.
  36. 1 like
    Yes it would. Tell me, are you complaining because you get cheaper car insurance than a 19 year old dude?
  37. 1 like
    The promise Trump made was that he was going to open up competition in the market and allow insurers to sell across state lines and that would drive down costs. All the new plan is doing is changing the way dollars are distributed.
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    Custer State Park is nice if you are only going to stay a few days. If I am staying for a week I like to have full sewer hook ups.
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    I don't know anything about Fort Welikit, I don't even remember seeing that campground. But it looks like it is close to the area we like. We find the Hill City area to be pretty centrally located to most of the things we want to do. We stayed at Horse Thief Campground just outside of Hill City. Do not confuse it with Hose Theif Lake Campground. We liked it and would stay there again if needed but I think the best campground in the area IMO is Rafter J. What kind of a camper and truck set up do you have? I like having my own camper and my own bed, etc but it was a chore for my 1/2 ton truck to pull our 26' Travel Trailer through storms, then up the Hills and then through the 35 MPH crosswinds.
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    Why shouldn't the price of buying insurance reflect the likely average cost of care for people like the person buying the insurance? If it doesn't then someone else, like younger folks, will have to pay extra. That is what Obamacare did. Who do you want to subsidize the older folks, Roony? Taxpayers? Young people?
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    The problem with Obamacare and probably the new version is it is not written for the patients. It will be hand carved out by the lawyers of the insurance and healthcare industry. Pretty typical of our gov going on for who knows how long.
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    Yeah, rainbows like to stay close to the surface. Even in the fall when I troll for them I prefer lures that stay within a few feet of the surface. Keeping your bait high up helps keep the perch away also. Funny thing about trout lake, it supposedly has a fairly good laker population, but of all the years I've fished here I've never caught one. If you do decide on getting some bait, frozen smelt might be better than frozen ciscoe, as smelt are the forage there. Nearby mink and kimball lakes are worth a try also. They were poisoned out a couple years ago and the trout fishing has never been better! Live minnows not allowed there.
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    I've been toying with the idea of SD, NE or KS myself. You know how to reach me.
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    Thank you my nephew like the gun much better with the short stock