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Today, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Champlain Islander

I don't normally participate in contests but feel...

I don't normally participate in contests but feel if people like it then it is OK. Just a personal preference thing. The only thing that rubbed me wrong was the survey wording as I mentioned before....
Forum: Politics
06-14-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By Champlain Islander

The POTUS is seldom if ever a subject matter...

The POTUS is seldom if ever a subject matter expert in anything. A good leader has great people advising him. From what I can see Trump is almost always off the rails. Who if anyone is advising him?...
Forum: Politics
06-14-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Champlain Islander

Hope it all works out as planned DLG.......LOL. I...

Hope it all works out as planned DLG.......LOL. I have really enjoyed all the dialogue I had with you over the years. You were a teenager when you registered and many of us got to really know you as...
Forum: Politics
06-14-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By Champlain Islander

As much as I agree with some of what you are...

As much as I agree with some of what you are saying I don't think the Dems have what it takes to defeat Trump in 2020. Trump is a big time narcissist but his look at me and I am never wrong...
Forum: Politics
06-14-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By Champlain Islander

Truck prices went up around 7k from 2018 to 19...

Truck prices went up around 7k from 2018 to 19 but then they discounted heavily to keep it under the radar. Looking like the furnature industry
knock off 50 percent which makes it seem like a deal...
06-13-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By Champlain Islander

I wouldn't be interested in a contest. I didn't...

I wouldn't be interested in a contest. I didn't vote because there wasn't a vote question that pertained to me. I question phrasing the second question that way especially since it was apparently...
Forum: Politics
06-11-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Champlain Islander

Perhaps he is one of THEM..... Even his name...

Perhaps he is one of THEM..... Even his name sounds alien .:biggrin:
Forum: Politics
06-09-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Champlain Islander

If ET is real I wonder why they don't take out...

If ET is real I wonder why they don't take out LIL KIMMY for humanities sake?
Forum: Politics
06-09-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,215
Posted By Champlain Islander

While I certainly can agree with you on the...

While I certainly can agree with you on the political points you mentioned I still give the man respect for his life of service. Being a 5 year POW is something that can never be taken away or...
Forum: Politics
06-08-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,215
Posted By Champlain Islander

Having a ship commissioned for a father and son...

Having a ship commissioned for a father and son that both achieved a full admiral rank is certainly something rare when one considers that there have only been a couple hundred people over all time...
Forum: Off Season
06-08-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By Champlain Islander

I had a bunch of them over 50 years and as the...

I had a bunch of them over 50 years and as the technology kept getting better had some that got pretty fast. In the beginning in high school when a Honda super 90 was the common bike I started out...
Forum: Politics
06-07-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Champlain Islander

Well this thread is one I was hoping to see pop...

Well this thread is one I was hoping to see pop up ever since you guys left. It appears that your move was one that cut all ties to America since they must have Internet back in Japan. I have to...
Forum: Politics
06-07-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,215
Posted By Champlain Islander

I thought the discussion was about a ship?

I thought the discussion was about a ship?
Forum: Politics
06-02-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Champlain Islander

Hurting some of the local farmers who left dairy...

Hurting some of the local farmers who left dairy farming because of the low money paid on milk and switched over to harvesting grain so they could keep their land. A lot of that grain went to China....
Forum: Off Season
06-02-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yes we have a class A short season minor league...

Yes we have a class A short season minor league team associated with the Oakland A's. Cheap seats and since they aren't all that good they make a lot of errors so it always has action. Not all that...
Forum: Off Season
06-02-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Champlain Islander

I did mine a few times. Best to get all the loose...

I did mine a few times. Best to get all the loose rust off and I used rustoleum. Wished I had bought an aluminum one now though.
Forum: Politics
06-02-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,215
Posted By Champlain Islander

If the name was covered up it was a bush league...

If the name was covered up it was a bush league thing to do. Hard to believe time, manpower and money was spent hiding the name McCain from Trump.
Forum: Off Season
06-02-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Champlain Islander

Hard to understand not liking Yankees. Aren't the...

Hard to understand not liking Yankees. Aren't the NY Mets a minor league team? LOL
Forum: Politics
05-27-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Champlain Islander

I find it interesting that there are 2 dozen...

I find it interesting that there are 2 dozen Democrats running against Trump. Part of a party conspiracy to dilute attacks from the Trump camp against the real contender or is it just plain stupidity...
Forum: Politics
05-27-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Champlain Islander

Most people I know that have half a brain are...

Most people I know that have half a brain are very careful to get as many deductions as legally possible to offset our growing taxes. Trump and all the Congressional leaders are the same and the...
Forum: Politics
05-27-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Champlain Islander

It is my guess that if Trump's tax returns did...

It is my guess that if Trump's tax returns did come out it wouldn't be good for him. I suspect either they would show he isn't as rich as he claims or that he didn't pay much in taxes both of which...
05-24-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Champlain Islander

Now that I fish mostly for pan fish with lite...

Now that I fish mostly for pan fish with lite weight lures and jigs I use spinning reels/ rods exclusively. When I was bass fishing out of my bass boat in the past I used mostly bait casters which...
Forum: Politics
05-22-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By Champlain Islander

I think the only outrageous thing is the amount...

I think the only outrageous thing is the amount of money needed to get their little sweety into college. College is now transformed from an institution of higher learning to an institution of higher...
Forum: Politics
05-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Champlain Islander

The reality is this is nothing more than a race...

The reality is this is nothing more than a race issue. It appears that a high percentage of people getting shot by cops are minorities. Here in 98 percent white Vermont that is how it seems to play...
Forum: Politics
05-20-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Champlain Islander

I agree with what you are saying about being...

I agree with what you are saying about being investigated. The problem arises when the standards are placed through prop 392 that raises the threshold for the decision to use deadly force. raising...
Forum: Politics
05-20-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Champlain Islander

I don't see how a LEO can do a proper job and...

I don't see how a LEO can do a proper job and keep himself/ herself safe while having someone constantly second guess them. Sometimes that split second decision can cause the officer to be in peril....
Forum: Politics
05-20-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Champlain Islander

California bill 392

It looks like California is trying to pass bill 392 which limits police ability to use lethal force and changes that standard from reasonable threat to only as a last resort when all other options...
Forum: Politics
05-14-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Champlain Islander

That's what I said. She replied we dont live in...

That's what I said. She replied we dont live in the kind of place that gets broken into. She is a millionaire and probably doesnt have anything of value to a junkie....right.
Forum: Off Season
05-14-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Champlain Islander

Ice maker plumbing

We replaced all 4 of our kitchen appliances and the existing tap for water to the refrigerator was substandard. I followed the line into the cellar and found a saddle valve which looked pretty bad....
Forum: Politics
05-14-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Champlain Islander

While I agree that the trade tariff issue is...

While I agree that the trade tariff issue is multi faceted and that a move to fix might cause an issue with one entity or another, my point was to show that the farmers are taking it on the chin...
Forum: Politics
05-14-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Champlain Islander

Was talking with a neighbor about the whole...

Was talking with a neighbor about the whole school shooting issue the other day. That neighbor is a liberal who started up with the her theory that guns need to be controlled and only LEO's should be...
Forum: Politics
05-14-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Champlain Islander

The tariffs trade war is killing the farmers. I...

The tariffs trade war is killing the farmers. I was talking to one yesterday who raises and sells beef cows which due to feed shortage and costs has become almost unprofitable and was going to switch...
Forum: Politics
05-11-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Champlain Islander

Hunters life got it right just like his daddy...

Hunters life got it right just like his daddy would have. Miss him around here.
Forum: Off Season
05-11-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Champlain Islander

Nice looking ring ot. I have some ivories kicking...

Nice looking ring ot. I have some ivories kicking around but never did anything with them.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-11-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Champlain Islander

I have had dogs all my life. The last one wouldnt...

I have had dogs all my life. The last one wouldnt leave the property. She was people smart and knew what was allowed. We got her from Katrina at 4 months. Was brought all the way to vt by truck and...
05-10-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 747
Posted By Champlain Islander

My grandson just shot his first turkey with a...

My grandson just shot his first turkey with a 410. I watched the video and that bird went down hard ......bang flop.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-10-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yeah we are working on all that. Sweetest little...

Yeah we are working on all that. Sweetest little dog but when she gets loose she ends up always finding something dead. Frogs, dead birds and yesterday she came up with a 3' american eel off our...
Forum: Off Season
05-10-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Champlain Islander

That was my main function when I was a mod. I...

That was my main function when I was a mod. I would ban several each morning and when they started to really add up I got 75 to 100 a day because I went looking for them before I decided being a mod...
Forum: Off Season
05-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Champlain Islander

Just like that "contest" for the free hunt a...

Just like that "contest" for the free hunt a couple years ago. I started to get all sorts of unwanted ads and brochures for hunting trips. No thanks my personal info stays right with me.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-07-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Champlain Islander

Anyone with experience with a Plott hound?

Our new dog appears to be either a Plott hound or some sort of mixture of Plott. She will be medium sized when fully grown, has very large feet and thick legs and a big blocky head. She is a brindle...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Champlain Islander

Our new "hound" is Bailey and she is about 4 +...

Our new "hound" is Bailey and she is about 4 + months old. She has had about 5 # 1 accidents and 2 # 2 accidents all on the tiled floor. We take her out often and she is now hanging around the back...
Forum: Politics
05-07-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Champlain Islander

The economy is doing great as Bob said. We are...

The economy is doing great as Bob said. We are waiting for an adjustment in the stock market which is over due. Stocks need to drop to allow for future growth. Financial people moved that adjustment...
05-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Champlain Islander

If you need a 70 year old with a bad knee to help...

If you need a 70 year old with a bad knee to help drag just let me know...LOL ...Nice score and you did it right.
Forum: Politics
05-03-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Champlain Islander

It appears to be the new in thing...... My guess...

It appears to be the new in thing...... My guess is it easily eclipses 1%. Every generation has their own way to push back at society. I can only guess what will come next.
Forum: Politics
05-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Champlain Islander

You do make a good point FM. The longevity just...

You do make a good point FM. The longevity just expands the abuse of that power. The government power and corruption now defines America
05-03-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Champlain Islander

Try it again without the decoys. I had one that...

Try it again without the decoys. I had one that gave me the slip last year 2 days in a row until I figured it wouldn't cross near a decoy. They learn pretty quickly when a decoy is involved.
Forum: Politics
05-03-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Champlain Islander

The reality is that our whole political system is...

The reality is that our whole political system is shot. Only way to fix it is to vote them all out and start fresh. Too much power, corruption and partisanship to allow the American people to get...
05-02-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Champlain Islander

That's odd...identity theft right here on HNI who...

That's odd...identity theft right here on HNI who would have thought that could happen.:confused0024:
Forum: Politics
05-02-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,336
Posted By Champlain Islander

I added a laughing imogee to my previous post...

I added a laughing imogee to my previous post just so any of the more "sensitive" members know I said it in jest.
Forum: Politics
05-02-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Champlain Islander

My only comment is that 1% you have mentioned...

My only comment is that 1% you have mentioned appears to be growing especially in the past 10 years.
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