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  1. Jimmer Negamanee

    Confidence building in teens, what have you done?

    I like your boxing idea. I think that will have the most immediate impact. It won't take long for her to be punching hard with great footwork and balance. Plus, light sparing will get her used to dealing with incoming strikes and realizing that the incoming punch doesn't need to miss by much to be completely ineffective. It's also something that she could do by herself with a heavy bag and/or one of those cool "Bob" punching forms. I bet you could find some former boxers in your area who would be willing to train her on an hourly (or 1/2 hourly) basis. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is great too but for different reasons. It takes a little longer to feel competent but it has the advantage of being a group environment which would offer her a different, positive, peer group. MMA may be a blending of both. Maybe you can both train together? But don't take self-defense advice from me: As a parent, you're doing the right thing by trying. When my son was younger (like middle school through high school) I used to say that he never wanted me less but needed me more. (My daughter was much easier.) I think the point is to try to get girls to about 22 years old and boys to about 30 years old without them having made any life-alteringly stupid decisions. For some people, parenting is smooth sailing, for others it's maneuvering through one storm after another. Our kids are not "our" kids after all. They are their own, autonomous humans. Control is an illusion. All we can do is be indefatigable and have the "I love you and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it." attitude. My daughter was my first born and when I first saw her I realized that from that day forward my heart would be wandering around outside my body for the rest of my life. It's stressful at times but it's what you signed up for. You got this.
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    I was fooled

    What a bummer. Was it another charge for $135? I guess it's more proof that hunting makes us experience every human emotion there is. High highs, low lows, and everything in between. To put a positive spin on it, you got another bonus point! (That might be poor consolation but it's all I got.)
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    Javelina in 37A Newman peak

    If you're seeing fresh tracks and other fresh sign you can often walk up on them. Pay attention to the sign and walk in the direction they went. Just be sure to keep the wind right (approach from down wind). They will bust if they smell you. They don't see very well but their hearing is good and their sense of smell is excellent. Also, great shed! I know you want a javelina but that shed is cool and you wouldn't have found it sitting on your couch and that makes your efforts worth it. Now get after it and let us know how it goes.
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    So is it still global warming?

    You make a very good point. I’d say man was part of earth’s natural cycle when we were hunter/gatherers. Then we discovered agriculture about 10,000 years ago. Since then we’ve been able to produce a surfeit of calories through farming and, soon after, the domestication of animals, without have to roam nomadically in search of those calories. With that overabundance of calories, we’ve been able to have large segments of the population that didn’t need to dedicate their time to hunting and gathering food to survive. So, we could have standing armies, inventors, craftsmen, etc. With that free time came an increase in technology and other advancements which lead to even greater population increases. So although we were part of the earth’s natural cycle, I’d say today we can have an unnatural (or at the very least disproportionate) effect on the planet. But we don’t need to worry about saving the earth. The earth will be fine. The Earth has been through many violent, sudden changes in the past and has always been fine. With those changes, numerous mass extinctions have occurred and the earth cared not. I think the point is making sure that the earth continues to be habitable for humans so that the next mass extinction is not us. It’ll take science, imagination, and work by all of us. Like Marshall McLuhan said, “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” I think we hunters understand this intuitively because we live closer to our hunter/gatherer roots and are not alienated from the environment like so many people seem to be today.
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    Kuiu Sierra & attack pant for sale size 32

    Can you post pictures?
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    Why is there so Many Swaro 15’s for sale?

    It seems that a lot of the 15X56s being sold are the older non-HD variety. I think that trend is being driven partially because some people want the Swaro 12X50s and some want the 15X56HDs. (Both of which are considered an upgrade from the non-HD 15X56s, according to some people.)
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    Do we really need a border wall?

    In the place you described, you are also 100% correct. That sounds like a great place for a wall or some other significant physical barrier. Your idea makes a lot of sense because it's based on the geographic realities of our border, is strategic, and is well-explained. But a wall from sea to shining sea? I don't think that makes sense or is in any way practical for a myriad of reasons. And having the whole shebang financed by the Mexican government? I think he knew that wasn't true when he said it. But in the end, I think we agree. The answer can't be to do nothing. So build the wall where it makes sense. Don't do it where it doesn't make sense. P.S. I got my CWT.com shirt order in just in time. Thank you Amanda!
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    Do we really need a border wall?

    We already have numerous walls in strategic places. A giant wall along the whole border, however, doesn't make sense to me. Just consider the case of Texas. Why build a wall when we already have a moat called the Rio Grande. And if you build a wall in Texas, it will necessarily be on our side of the Rio Grande so we would basically be ceding all the land on the southern side of it to Mexico. That just makes America smaller. I think the emphasis should be ports of entry. Keep the walls we have. Increase technology and boots on the ground where we walls are impractical. People with bad intent know that only a small percentage of trucks at the ports of entry get searched and they can afford to play the odds. The 1 load of 5 that gets seized is a cost of doing business because they know we just spot check.
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    Getting busy packing

    Buen viaje. Post the story and pictures when you get back!
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    Healy Arms

    I concur. Healy Arms has great prices and incredible service. I've had more great experiences with Healy Arms than I would want my spouse to know about.
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    2018 pictures

    Wow! Awesome bucks! Thanks for posting.
  12. Jimmer Negamanee

    Swarovski slc 15x56 case

    Are you looking for soft case or hard case recommendations? I keep mine in the original soft case then put that in a black Apache 2800 hard case they sell at Harbor Freight. The hard case has the pull and pluck foam so you can get them nice and snug in the case. It works great for storage and transport and the 2800 size fits larger size binoculars but they sell different sizes. They're pretty spendy but it's budget dust compared to the binoculars they're protecting.
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    Javelina carrying a rabbit?

    Yep. That was a give away to me too. From what I've read javelina, which are not true pigs, only have two teats. And you never see them on a live one 'cause they're up and back (like where a coues doe's are). Sow pigs can have 10 or more 'cause they can have lots of piglets. I agree with the posters who said it's a feral pig. (And what looks like a rabbit in the second one's mouth could just be a piglet that was in a weird position when the shutter on the camera went off.
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    My first turquoise attempt!

    They look great! In addition to being unique, custom works of art, the bola ties are the official neckwear of Arizona. (See, Arizona Revised Statutes §41-857). That could be fun to mention if you give them as gifts or sell them.
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    Notice from CWT upon opening website

    I had that message and had to keep declining but today I figured out there was a drop down menu by the don't allow response that gave me the option of never allowing it. I clicked that and closed out and restarted and the message didn't come back up. Maybe that will work for you. I thought the issue was just my computer or browser until I saw your post. Thanks for bringing it up.
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