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  1. My eye sight is getting worse, so I don't fish midges that much anymore. Over the year's I've had better luck with just using a midge on 7 or 8 foot 6x or 7x leader watching where it landed, and try to keep track of it. Lifting the rod when there was a rise in the vicinity of where I thought the fly was. I've also used the midge as a dropper behind a larger fly but I've caught more fish on the larger fly when doing it.. This my go to midge pattern. I use a white CDC wing on it. This one's tied on a size 20 TMC 2488. It's very visible on flat water, gets a bit dicey in a pool below some riffles.
  2. Your imagination is very limited. They already are since you're not required to reveal your political preferences when you enlist. Maybe ya'll should enlist to make sure the country is being defended by the right people.
  3. Why because you didn't like the answer? I always like to check various sources and compare data, besides you asked for a couple of polices. I was thinking about FOD. Not what you want to hear, throw more debris. So enlighten us. Show us the Kryptonite you call "THE F_D” and where it fits in your universe.
  4. It's half time. I hate homework but I did it any way. I looked over some on line evaluations of the Obama economy. The two most cited policies that impacted the economy. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the "rescue" of the US auto industry. For details look them up yourselves. Some other tidbits. Obama administration saw the creation of 11.3 million jobs. Unemployment rate dropped from 10% to 4.7% The S&P 500 benchmark US index went from 805 points to 2,274 points The GDP grew at an anemic 1.6% His overall performance was rated fair. He left Trump a growing job market, a dropping unemployment rate, and a rising stock market. The table was set for the better days that Trump says are ahead.
  5. Of course. Bet this guy has those stickers all over his car. “We are all striving for smarter, straightforward regulations but that needs to be done through a targeted and strategic process,” Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association Executive Director Ben Martens. “Having to arbitrarily negate two regulations in order to change management rules is not cost-effective nor is it simple. Rather than solve an issue, this order will hinder and complicate an already complex process for our nation’s fishermen. New regulations do not prohibit fishermen from doing their jobs; instead, they often put new science on the water and make it easier for fishermen to make a living. We should not be slowing this process further but instead finding faster ways to get science and streamlined regulations on the water. While the president’s new order seeks to simplify, in reality, it may unintentionally hinder progress on the water and for our fishing businesses.”
  6. Per the Pentagon on December 6th, there 5,200 American troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria. This is down from the estimated 6,000 that were in Iraq in October 2016, but up from the estimated 900 that were in Syria. They are there in support and advisory roles. So what was actually "unleashed" by the generals?
  7. Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi? You're kidding right? What would they know about economics? They're politicians. Wasn't pro-gun and it wasn't even his policies, just the threat of what might happen that spurred gun sales which increased production in order to meet those demands. What did Obama do. Kept the "Great Recession" from spiraling into another "Great Depression" He left Trump with an improving economy. An unemployment rate of 4.9%. A steady growth in the number of jobs, a rising stock market, and a not so robust increase in the GDP. He left Trump a much better palette to work with than the one he got from George Bush. So let's see what happens in the next 12 months after Trump's policies have had a chance to work their "magic".
  8. Here's the abstract for the article in question. Couldn't access the full article unless I paid for it($35.95) Title is "California sea level rise: Evidence based forecasts vs. model predictions" Have fun. Abstract "The extreme predictions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have been the inspiration of hundreds of papers by local panels proposing ever-increasing alarming messages. The latest analyses are on the effect on the surf spots of California of a tidal range added to a sea level rise of 1.67 m. We show that the sea level rises estimate by a local panel for California as well as the IPCC for the entire world are up to one order of magnitude larger than what is extrapolated from present sea level rise rates and accelerations based on tide gauge data sets (California-8, Permanent Service on Mean Sea Level PSMSL-301, Mitrovica-23, Holgate-9, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA-199 and US-71). These extrapolations are consistent with present temperature warming rates and accelerations of different global temperature data sets (University of Alabama in Huntsville UAH and Remote Sensing Systems RSS) and IPCC Assessment Report (AR) 5 Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5 sensitivity. As the evidence from the measurements does not support the IPCC expectations or the even more alarming predictions by the local California panel, these claims and the subsequent analyses are too speculative and not suitable for rigorous use in planning or policy making."
  9. Did ya'll know that hand gun production rose 192% during the Obama? There are a lot of interesting statistics out there, but the general consensus is that this still is Obama's economy. I know the base believes in miracles, instant gratification and the Trump bump, but economies in the first year of any president's administration will be on the same track as the previous administration. That year's almost up. That most wonderful tax cut should be signed before the end of that year. Let's see how the American Christmas stocking looks next year. Will it be coal or candy?
  10. It's all smoke and mirrors. He made a promise to his base that he would recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. So he threw them a bit of raw meat to keep them happy. Then he signed the 6 month waiver, all his predecessors back to Clinton have signed and he'll probably continue to sign it every 6 months. Jerusalem has been the capitol since Harry Truman recognized Israel as a independent nation back in 1948. All their government facilities are located there and all political actions between the US and Israel take place there. We already have a consulate in Jerusalem why not designate it as the Embassy now instead of saying it will take 4 to 6 years to build one.
  11. So that well known leftist organization, Big Sisters of Association of Boston, an affiliate of the Big Sisters of America gave Hillary an award today. And we have another blast from the past but at least no cries of "Lock Her Up." Since you're asking a hypothetical question about two specific women. So I'll give you hypothetical answer. Nothing. Of course they're both Trump supporters. Whether that's an improvement is questionable. The other one. Hypothetically, Bill didn't ask her to the senior prom, then dumped her for someone younger in 1992. Maybe she didn't like Hillary's perfume. No facts to back up that statement. No. Was she the one that claimed the Clintons had her husband killed?
  12. Here's what we're discussing. So interpret it. Article 2, Section 3 "He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States."
  13. Hey, Little. Which part? The UT Martin part or the Puritan part. The UT Martin part is true. It was cheaper than Penn State or Temple at the time. And was a chance to get far away from home. It was an interesting 4 years. The Puritan saga and the origins of Christmas are easily verified.
  14. I wish I had that kind of certainty about anything. Life would be a whole lot easier. I might be "joshing" you. Playing devil's advocate. Enjoy a straw man argument. Let's continue the game. How certain are you that I don't own a gun? That I don't occasionally go to church? That I don't wish my friends and neighbors Merry Christmas? That I vote the straight party ticket because I'm a democrat or maybe a republican? That .56% is the kicker. Come on, RJ. Out of all the people impacted by those storms only one person complained that the response wasn't outstanding? People are still complaining about the response to Sandy. Are you 99.44% sure there was only one?
  15. And you're supporting a left winger? And Hillary was a Republican at one time. I doubt you would know a socialist if you tripped over one. Do I support her no. She doesn't live in my state. Would I vote for her for president I don't know. 2020 is a long way off. I doubt she'll run for President. So I don't know who I'll vote for then. If the Republicans come up with a less sleazy candidate I might even vote Republican. RJ, Mark Twain once said, "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics". Statistics are funny things, they can be twisted to whatever point of view you hold. It can be shown that the economy has been growing since the recession of 2007-2008 and that the current party in power is just hanging on the coat tails of the previous party in power for now. He's told us repeatedly that he, and he alone, has created all those jobs. Yet, "statistics" show that he is behind Obama for the same time period in 2016. And where were those jobs created? What type of jobs were they? Do they pay a living wage or just a minimum wage? Are they permanent or temporary? And all those conspiracies ya'll are fond of. Where are the indictments for these supposed crimes? I know just wait. They're coming. So is the rapture. I wonder if those digging out of the mess the hurricanes caused think the response has been "outstanding". The Wall, I hope you enjoy paying for if it's ever built. I know I won't. I'm still waiting for the roar. So far all I've heard is a lot of hot air.