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About sandymere

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    Extreme Hunter
  • Birthday 08/05/1962

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    North Devon, mostly.
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    Outside of lurchers running, MTB, surfing and anything interesting.

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  1. sandymere

    Scottish weather

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    Big Cat Sighting

    If this is the statement you are referring to can you explain how it is a lie? " Most competent DNA labs are busy with real science, and don’t have the time or money to waste on side trips into pseudoscience, which their grants are not paying for." ???? Re the site. Being sceptical is about using critical thinking, about having an open mind but not so open ones brain falls out, and I see this as a positive trait. For some alas their brains have already fallen……the more people invest in advocating and or prompting their belief in these subjects then the lesser chance they will be able to change their opinion, that is just human nature and for some…... “For these people, Bigfoot is a religion. It’s their community, their worldview, the entire reason for existence in extreme cases. Such a deeply held belief system will never be budged by hard evidence, so matter how conclusive it is. And so the cycle just keeps on repeating: cryptozoologists doing “sham science”; scientists rejecting their work as incompetent; and cryptozoologists retreating to blaming scientists for “bias”, rather than stepping up their game and trying to do the job right.”
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    Big Cat Sighting

    Interesting look at the general unexplained “beasts” subject. https://www.skepticblog.org/2014/07/16/bigfoot-and-yeti-dna-results-are-in/#more-26028 https://www.skepticblog.org/2012/06/07/bigfoot-and-aliens/#more-17818
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    Are they all getting a backhander ?

  5. Should be locked up and the key thrown away. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/?s=Stanislaw+Burzynski%2C&category_name=&submit=Search https://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2017/05/04/its-full-steam-ahead-for-cancer-quack-stanislaw-burzynski https://skepticalinquirer.org/2014/03/stanislaw_burzynski_four_decades_of_an_unproven_cancer_cure/ https://web.randi.org/swift/another-brain-cancer-patient-suffers-and-dies-following-burzynski-treatment https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/antineoplaston-therapy
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    Pre Season

    I raced a string of greyhounds and worked a couple of lurchers on vitalin and fish waste in the 80s, they did well on it. Pretty much all improved their times from their previous kennels.
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    Pre Season

    I've always considered it offal as it's the stomach lining, having said that the stomach is muscular so 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Ps world Tripe Day, 24th October, as Samuel Pepys wrote on that day 'So home and dined there with my wife upon a most excellent dish of tripes of my own directing."
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    scotish preban coursing pics

    Looked to have been a good turn out
  9. Do the Dew(claws)? M. Christine Zink DVM, PhD, DACVSMR I am a vet that works exclusively with performance dogs, developing rehabilitation programs for injured dogs or dogs that have had surgery as a result of performance-relatedi njuries. I have seen many dogs now, especially field trial/hunt test and agility dogs, that have had chronic carpal arthritis, frequently so severe that they have to be retired or at least carefully managed for the rest of their careers. Of the over 30 dogs I have seen with carpal arthritis, only one has had dewclaws. The others have all had them removed. If you look at an anatomy book (Miller’s Guide to the Anatomy of Dogs is an excellent one – see figure below) you will see that there are 5 tendons attached to the dewclaw. Of course, at the other end of a tendon is a muscle, and that means that if you cut off the dew claws, there are 5 muscle bundles that will become atrophied from disuse. Those muscles indicate that the dewclaws have a function. That function is to prevent torque on the leg. Each time the foot lands on the ground, particularly when the dog is cantering or galloping, the dewclaw is in touch with the ground. If the dog then needs to turn, the dewclaw digs into the ground to support the lower leg and prevent torque. If the dog doesn’t have a dewclaw, the leg twists. A lifetime of that and the result can be carpal arthritis. Remember: the dog is doing the activity regardless, and the pressures on the leg have to go somewhere.They can be absorbed by the dewclaw, or they will move up and down the leg to the toes, carpus, elbow, and shoulders. Perhaps you are thinking, “I never have had one of my dogs have carpal pain or arthritis.” Well, we need to remember that dogs, by their very nature, do not tell us about mild to moderate pain. If a dog was to be asked by an emergency room nurse to give the level of his pain on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the worst, their scale would be 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Most of our dogs, especially if they deal with pain that is of gradual onset, just deal with it and don’t complain unless it is excruciating. But when I palpate the carpal joints of older dogs without dewclaws, I almost always elicit pain with relatively minimal manipulation. As to the possibility of injuries to dew claws. Most veterinarians will say that such injuries actually are not very common at all. And if they do occur, then they are dealt with like any other injury. In my opinion, it is far better to deal with an injury than to cut the dew claws off of all dogs “just in case.” Anatomical diagram viewing the medial side of a dog’s left front leg demonstrating the five tendons that attach to the dewclaw.
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    Retrieve training

    Good retreive of rabbits rather than balls etc is based on a good bond between man and dog.
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    Big Cat Sighting

    no these are black panthers.............................................
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    Starting out, new dog

    This groups may have some contacts, or you can advertise to buy hunting permission. https://www.milanuncios.com/galgos/grupo-de-guasa-para-ablar-de-caza-315285040.htm
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    Racism in football

    "being intelligent undermines group prejudice, but believing one is superior to others in intelligence reflects and promotes it". https://theconversation.com/the-strange-links-between-intelligence-and-prejudice-81155
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    I note you have either very low knees or extremly short calfs...........................................................................................................???????????????????