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    The C-17 in Florida landed on a runway a fourth...

    The C-17 in Florida landed on a runway a fourth the distance as the one they were supposed to land on. Similarly aligned runways is one thing, 3,000 ft vs 13,000 ft is another. In today's Air Force...
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    I'll repeat "Even if she's not what you consider...

    I'll repeat "Even if she's not what you consider 'terrified', she's very clearly uncomfortable with the situation."

    You said she is afraid of the cat and runs away from it. I've seen too many...
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    I'm much more concerned about the dog than the...

    I'm much more concerned about the dog than the cat in this situation. It is your job to protect them both. Right now, it looks like that means separating them. You wouldn't want the dog...
  4. Here's a good reference for all things Border...

    Here's a good reference for all things Border Collie. Someone on there will know a reputable trainer in your area: http://www.bordercollie.org/boards/index.php?act=idx

    That being said, it's...
  5. Thread: IRELAND!

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    It's interesting you say that...I normally really...

    It's interesting you say that...I normally really dislike any big city. I can't get out of them fast enough and places like London, NYC, etc just bore and/or anger me - too many rude people all...
  6. Thread: IRELAND!

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    How exciting! And happy early birthday! I love...

    How exciting! And happy early birthday! I love Dublin, especially Trinity College and the Book of Kells. We also spent a lot of time in southern Ireland, in the Ring of Kerry. Trains and buses make...
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    Can we add western MS?!?

    Can we add western MS?!?
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    Laughed at this, too, I don't know how many times...

    Laughed at this, too, I don't know how many times we heard "you are NOT authorized to use this on local authorities, should you be arrested!"
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    This cracked me up, so true! On my first foray...

    This cracked me up, so true! On my first foray into the woods (at the Academy) we lasted 3 days before we literally could not have a conversation that didn't include food. I kept a journal while I...
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    Thanks! I like the community, and the platform,...

    Thanks! I like the community, and the platform, and thus far I've lucked out on timing, so I'm cautiously optimistic! About ten years ago the Air Force tried to get rid of A-10s (like Guilherme says,...
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    I've still got about a year before I start...

    I've still got about a year before I start worrying about that. A-10s were #1 on the list, but now that the nail is all but in that coffin, F-16s are my new #1. We'll see though, who knows what's...
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    No comparison, in any way shape or form, on any...

    No comparison, in any way shape or form, on any level. Some of my students are CFIIs, regional airline pilots, with thousands of hours and an FAA certification to teach civilian students to fly. Many...
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    In the end, only you and your husband can know...

    In the end, only you and your husband can know what will best contribute to that. However, I'll say that from my point of view (having my husband with me for part and gone for part of my pilot...
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    One of my border collies is like that. In his...

    One of my border collies is like that. In his case what he really wants is attention. I had to get my timing perfect, but when I turned away and ignored him the instant the tongue came out and gave...
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    Go with him. Looks like I'm a dissenting...

    Go with him.

    Looks like I'm a dissenting opinion, and of course I don't know your particular situation, but I've actually been through flight training, so hear me out.

    Pilot training was the...
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    You forgot the gin martini!! No wonder your men...

    You forgot the gin martini!! No wonder your men are not emotionally fulfilled. :no:


    On a serious note OP, please make your well being and health a priority...best of luck in everything.
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    I'm with Wendy. You shouldn't need to see a...

    I'm with Wendy. You shouldn't need to see a ribbon to know not to approach a strange dog without permission.
  18. Don't tell my dogs they've been pooping...

    Don't tell my dogs they've been pooping incorrectly their entire lives :rolleyes:
  19. If you pursue it, you need to be prepared for...

    If you pursue it, you need to be prepared for whatever you might find. It might be that his previous owner died, or it might be that you actually have some little girl's much-loved lost dog. Are you...
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    I made eggnog-brandy icing for red velvet cake...

    I made eggnog-brandy icing for red velvet cake the other day. Turned out awesome!
  21. Thread: Reaqctive Dogs?

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    1- Control Unleashed (especially the puppy...

    1- Control Unleashed (especially the puppy version) is awesome

    2- please take a second to read this awesome essay: http://www.suzanneclothier.com/the-articles/he-just-wants-say-hi

    Without...
  22. That whooshing sound you hear is the entire point...

    That whooshing sound you hear is the entire point of the essay going right over your head...
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    Just wanted to pile on briefly about layers: at...

    Just wanted to pile on briefly about layers: at the Air Force survival school they teach that in very cold temps you should layer in a specific order. Closest to your skin should be a wicking layer...
  24. Thread: Words you HATE

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    When my older brother was a toddler my parents...

    When my older brother was a toddler my parents tried to teach him the somewhat-anatomical names for everything - including "buttocks". They gave up after he kept referring to his "buckets", and for...
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    Yes, but he uses it for evil. We're convinced he...

    Yes, but he uses it for evil. We're convinced he knows someone's experience level just by looking at them. Takes beginners for all they're worth, which is why they aren't allowed on his back. He...
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