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Philando Castillo - settlement reached
by boondocks (Posted Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:52:36 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:I think the incarceration rate of blacks is a bit of a vicious cycle.. Many are in poor neighborhoods, and in those neighborhoods crime is high, parenting is low, so at a young age they get busted for shoplifting, then maybe it's dealing, they have a record, and nothing around for gainful employment, so the cycle continues.. It's not that it's impossible to get out of it, it's just that the majority cannot... I don't think anything is really going to change it, government programs will certainly successfully spend money trying though.
If you look into the McDonalds coffee lawsuit, you might find that it's less ridiculous than it sounds.. It was right on the cusp of boiling, far hotter than what "hot coffee" ever is.. Most hot tap water is only 140F for the very reason that much hotter than that and severe burns happen far too quickly
Good points on both issues, Nesi. White kids (especially if well-to-do) get a "pass" for youthful hijinks and crimes. Heck, a high school girl (where we used to live) plowed into one of my son's classmates with serious injuries resulting to the pedestrian. The driver was high but got off light. Lots of similar stories. I know from my volunteer work which took me into in black urban neighborhoods that those kids do NOT get a free pass.
Could you hear the bang on a miss?
by Nesikep (Posted Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:36:19 GMT+5)
I have a hard time believing that it takes 9.8 seconds to get there..
2.2 miles = 11616 ft
speed of sound = 1125 ft/second
11,616/1125 = 10.32 seconds
so it's on the verge of having a subsonic average speed..
Muzzle velocity is about 2700ft/s.. I don't doubt it would be subsonic at impact, I just doubt it would have such a low average velocity.
Unless you are in a silent area (unlike most battle fields), I really doubt you'd hear it
Up and Coming Heifers
by lithuanian farmer (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:40:49 GMT+5)
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:ALACOWMAN wrote:Good looking girls,wish I could stretch out 3 winters with 180 rolls....
Yes, i was thinking the same thing. We go thru about 450 each winter.
We only need 1500 this year...
by Banjo (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:20:32 GMT+5)
Draper wrote:Banjo wrote:You gotta get them cattle really tight in order to not be selective and trample everything down, which amounts to moving them 4 or 5 times a day or more.
So I just let em have what they want and clip what they don't eat......to keep it fresh. if you have cool season grasses like fescue....what they don't like now they will love this winter.
OR just provide them the amount of acreage needed to accomplish the goal with once per day moves.
If you can do that. I find it very hard to do with my system. Now if you were able to keep them in the same paddock for 24 hrs each day it might be more doable. But that would require water and shade for each paddock which is not easy or practical for me. All my paddocks access a lane to water and shade.....after they pick for an hour or so they want to migrate to the shade and water.
I have discovered how small an area you can actually put 50+ cows and calves....probably a 1/4 of an acre or less for a couple of hours...so I could easily move 4 times a day. I found that if you give them too much room, they will make trails thru it instead of trampling all of it......unless as I said if you can keep them in that area for 24 hrs.
b-i-l asked me to ask..real wood pistol grip for Rem 1100?
by viva la figa (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:15:59 GMT+5)
Not really. I do a fair bit of gun work and wood is not a great material for that particular area of a stock. It sticks out like a sore thumb and wood in that location would get pretty beat up pretty quick. Defeating the whole reason for having it in the first place....to look nice.
Twin heifer a Free Martin?
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:10:09 GMT+5)
Burst pipe in garden....need help
by CindSein (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:07:24 GMT+5)
I have a vegetable garden from where I pick all the vegetables for my daily use. I have a garden pipe to water the plants. But last day, I met burst pipe in the garden and I don?t know what to do. It is a 15 mm copper pipe. The burst is near the underground portion and I guess it is due to corrosion.
I immediately need the help of a professional plumber because I need to water the plants before they wilt. So if anyone knows about a good professional plumber do share the details. I'm from Toronto and prefer reliable plumbers who provide the service in this area.
Thanks in advance.
Quality of hay cut late
by Banjo (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:04:01 GMT+5)
I think maybe the saving grace for hay here in Ky is that there is usually lots of green undergrowth like clover that would help with the nutrient content. Doing a hay sample is probably the only way to know for sure.
I'm not so sure that waiting until Sept. or Oct. is such a bad idea. There again, you are going to have lots of new growth like fescue which at this point will be mostly green blades. I actually think that if you clipped it once or twice and then baled it in Sept. or Oct. you would have mostly blades which would make real good hay IMO. But maybe not so much quantity.
what are you listening to right now
by ohiosteve (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:54:04 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:ohiosteve wrote:Hope I did this right. Love this song, the guitar is awesome. turn it up.
Bought it on ITunes
I was lucky enough to see him in concert last summer. We were on the floor, he puts on a heII of a show, man he can play the guitar he really gets into it. One of the only new country guys I like.
A Great Government Program
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:41:56 GMT+5)
A lot of this sounds a lot like the old adage of "Every man has his price".
by jedstivers (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:38:30 GMT+5)
jnm303 wrote:How much medicine can one dart deliver? I was treating for pink eye today and since LA 200 calls for 4.5 ml per 100 pounds, I'm giving 4-5 shots to each. How many times would I need to "shoot" them?
10ml. LA is to thinck anyway.
10ml of drax cures it right up.
Few hours of free time and this is what I do
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:24:59 GMT+5)
They're not called pigs for no reason... them donuts are a giveaway
by CindSein (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:20:28 GMT+5)
Rafter S wrote:The goldfish in my water troughs. No maintenance, no feed bill, no vet bill, no litter box to clean.
This seems quite different. I'm hearing it for the first time....considering goldfish as a pet....but it seems good...
Shaklee Basic H2 for Deworming Cattle??
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:19:00 GMT+5)
M.Magis wrote:I have to wonder what would ever cause someone to decide to be the first one to feed their cattle a cleaning agent.
I always wondered the same thing about eggs.... "Hey, that brown thing just plopped out a chicken's azz, I think I'll see how it tastes"
Peanut butter recipes.
by CindSein (Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:17:51 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:peanut butter + mashed up bananas.
I have tried it once. It was quite good.
I think peanut butter on a pancake with syrup will taste good. Must try it once.
TENNESSEE FIELD DAY TO BE HELD JUNE 22
Whether you're a beef cattle producer or a tobacco producer, you can learn useful strategies to make your operation more productive at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day.
ABBA NATIONAL BRAHMAN SHOW TO BE HELD IN HATTIESBURG, MISS.
The ABBA National Brahman Show will be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., October 2-7, 2017 at the Forest County Multi-Purpose Center.
ABBA HOLDS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) held its 93rd Annual Membership Meeting March 8 in Houston where they initiated a new president, board members, and officers, and recognized outstanding members of the Brahman breed.
BE VIGILANT TO PREVENT HERD HEALTH RISKS
Beef cattle producers should be observant when conducting annual health vaccination protocols on their cattle, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT FOOT PROBLEMS IN HERD
As is common every year about this time, I have been getting calls and emails regarding hoof problems producers are seeing in their cattle. Generally this starts with I've been having several cases of foot rot over the last few weeks. . . . , and the follow up discussion covers potential treatment and prevention.
IT'S THE PITTS -- PROCRASTINATE NOW
Today or not today, that is the question. Will you finally fix the toilet your wife has been nagging you about, or will you man-up, offer up a flimsy excuse and live to plunge another day?
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FUNDAMENTALS REMAIN STRONG AT MID-YEAR
There is no guarantee prices will remain this strong, but there is also no information suggesting prices should decline, says Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee in his early-June market comments.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY
Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.
PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING
Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.
WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING
Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.
LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.
BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?
We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, Are we ALMOST there?
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE
Here is the correct way to load a horse.
GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW
Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?
Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.