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  1. Thread: Just for fun

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    Are we having all the fun promised by the name of...

    Are we having all the fun promised by the name of this thread yet? :)
  2. Thread: Just for fun

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    When I see crap like that (and I don't often...

    When I see crap like that (and I don't often because mainstream social media is a waste of my time) it makes me wonder what the 99.99% of people who don't actually know a falconer or have much of a...
  3. Thread: Just for fun

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    Your original post was only missing a single but...

    Your original post was only missing a single but very important word: Social media does not define us ACCURATELY
  4. Thread: Just for fun

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    I do recall you have mentioned your experience in...

    I do recall you have mentioned your experience in the corps so I am sure you understand how the personality dynamics work.

    As a small group with substantial detractors falconers have no choice but...
  5. Thread: Just for fun

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    Bill. This is not intended as a criticism of you...

    Bill. This is not intended as a criticism of you but as a bit of a helpful hints for success that we all might consider.

    One thing that I noticed when I took over the helm of my fire department...
  6. Thread: Just for fun

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    Dan that may be the most positive thing I have...

    Dan that may be the most positive thing I have ever read on NAFEX. You are not just saying that to promote a self-help book you are writing are you? :)

    There is a good point to be made here...
  7. Thread: Just for fun

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    Our last 2 NE directors have made a much better...

    Our last 2 NE directors have made a much better effort to "engage the members" for lack of a better description. Prior to that it was hit or miss. I got the impression that the previous people had...
  8. Thread: Just for fun

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    Bill. What you are saying is perfectly logical...

    Bill.
    What you are saying is perfectly logical but it doesn't really work out that way. When a volunteer leadership position opens up there are usually two kinds of people who can fill it:
    Those...
  9. Thread: Just for fun

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    When you are not a sizeable voting population and...

    When you are not a sizeable voting population and don't have deep pockets it becomes more an issue of who you know than what you know as the saying goes.
    We didn't have much success at the state...
  10. Thread: Just for fun

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    This is all something that people who want to...

    This is all something that people who want to whine and complain should contemplate in depth. As chief of a volunteer fire department I know first hand how people love to whine, complain and make...
  11. Thread: Just for fun

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    Geoff, That was the logic I had while wearing my...

    Geoff,
    That was the logic I had while wearing my no direct say in who is at the helm hat. It was a heated argument. Not sure which of my personalities won. frus)

    There was a time when I first...
  12. Thread: Just for fun

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    I have to say that I have had frank discussions...

    I have to say that I have had frank discussions with myself about the appointment of the NAFA president and vice-president by the board.

    On one hand it goes against my grain to not have a direct...
  13. Thread: Just for fun

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    What is really scary is that a lot of falconers...

    What is really scary is that a lot of falconers do not realize that the PLF lawsuit is really about an agenda that has nothing to do with falconry and that falconers are now pawns in their
    quest to...
  14. Thread: Just for fun

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    Seems to me that the director at large involved...

    Seems to me that the director at large involved in the Alaska non-resident thing was sanctioned since he is no longer a director.
    While he probably should have made a disclaimer that he was not...
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    So I guess nobody from AFC or PLF is interested...

    So I guess nobody from AFC or PLF is interested in explaining how not being able to use a bird held on falconry permit for a commercial venture
    is a violation of your 1st amendment rights. You can...
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    I don't remember the whole tear jerker video but...

    I don't remember the whole tear jerker video but my recollection is that one of the big points of drama was that they scheduled an appt to do the inspection and then showed up early.
    To be honest,...
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    The more generic form of his question was asked...

    The more generic form of his question was asked earlier but has never been answered: Why has AFC & PLF decided to go forward with plaintiffs who are simply paranoid about having their rights trampled...
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/10/Gryllus_campestris_MHNT.jpg/330px-Gryllus_campestris_MHNT.jpg
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    Come on Geoff, I am not naive. I understand that...

    Come on Geoff, I am not naive. I understand that most LE people have little comprehension of falconry or the nuances of how the regulations apply. That is why those of us who would rather avoid...
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    Isn't this being heard by what is arguably the...

    Isn't this being heard by what is arguably the most liberal federal court in the country? how do you suspect that leaning will affect the ruling?
    We all know that few federal judges are appointed...
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    Regardless of outcome or even what I think about...

    Regardless of outcome or even what I think about AFC & PLF I find it encouraging that so many NAFEX members are willing to think about it and form an opinion. I am ok with people that disagree with...
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    Pun intended? You do realize how funny that is,...

    Pun intended? You do realize how funny that is, right? toungeout
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    We have a lot of those irrational tree hugging...

    We have a lot of those irrational tree hugging granola munching types here. In fact, National Audubon told me that they consider our state chapter to be a "fringe element".
    What we do have going...
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    As a person who agrees completely with Martin...

    As a person who agrees completely with Martin Niemoller it most certainly is of concern though whether or not it is a "problem" the jury is still out.

    What constitutes an inspection? Do they make...
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    I don't mean this in a disrespectful way but it...

    I don't mean this in a disrespectful way but it seems that your state seems to have a disproportionate number of issues with this whole armed storm troopers inspecting
    things issue. Given that they...
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