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  1. dawgdoc

    TWD Season 9

    I was confused which side of the River Darryl and the others were relative to Rick. I know which side they were supposed to be on to make sense (the walker side), but it looked like they were on the same bank that Rick would have been on. They need a map like the Lord of the Rings and Song of Ice and Fire novels. Probably someone on the internet has tried to map out the main locations. I know that they have to film where they can, but it was a little confusing how they filmed it.
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    My dog has diabetes...

    I forgot to add, all dogs with arthritis should be on a glucosamine supplement and an omega fatty acid supplement. The specific brand of glucosamine I would use would be Cosequin or Dasuquin because the manufacturer uses quality control methods equal to a drug manufacturer. The fish oil-based omega fatty acid supplements have the most research validating their use. With both supplements, it takes 6 to 8 weeks to see an effect. If arthritis is severe, then we add a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medication (many different brands). With long-term use, the liver and kidneys need to be monitored. There are several other supplements which each act on a different part of the inflammatory pathway. There are other pain medications that can be used. Also, acupuncture can help many dogs.
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    My dog has diabetes...

    Is the cost estimate for Vetsulin, which is a veterinary-specific insulin? It is also a 40 Unit insulin rather than a 100 Unit insulin. So if it is a 10 ml bottle of Vetsulin, then a dog getting 18 Units twice a day would go through that bottle really quickly (11 days). If it is a 100 Unit per ml human insulin, there are more choices, but they may not work as well. The two types of human insulin I have used are both NPH insulin. The two brands are Humulin N and Novolin N, the latter being the cheaper option at Wal-Mart. In general, in an average diabetic dog, Vetsulin tends to work better in both terms of potency and duration of action. Occasionally a dog can take Vetsulin once a day, but the majority of patients take it twice a day. I have never seen a dog take NPH insulin once a day and be controlled. Some dogs can do fine to adequate on the NPH insulin, but I would only use those if cost created a decision of any treatment vs. no treatment. Dogs get the type of diabetes that requires insulin, so diet and weight loss helps control the blood sugar, but they generally always require insulin. Other things to consider are that the starting dose is not necessarily the dose that the dog will be on for life. We usually start low and work up to the final dose using glucose curve to guide the dose change. Also, other causes of inflammation, such as dental disease or urinary tract infections, will affect the ability to control diabetes. One last thing--all diabetic dogs get cataracts eventually, no matter how well the diabetes is controlled.
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    My new puppy!

    Just a FYI, peas and vegetables may not be as good as we used to think. This is literally a new thing just this month: http://www.aaha.org/blog/NewStat/post/2018/07/13/280457/FDA-warning-Dont-eat-those-peas!.aspx
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    Fear The Walking Dead (Los Angeles spinoff)

    For anyone who stopped watching, they essentially rebooted the series this season. New location (Texas), a time jump, many new characters, and getting rid of old characters. And somewhere they acquired actual military weapons.
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    Riverbend Festival

    I just saw a live shot on the news showing the wanding. First, the wanders do not appear to be LEOs, but officers are nearby supervising. Second, if what I saw is typical, they aren't trying very hard. A determined individual might be able to conceal on the ankle or small of the back. Potentially appendix carry behind a large belt buckle might work. A real motivated person could probably use a fake medical device to get a large gun past security. I am not advocating this, just pointing out the obvious flaws in their security.
  7. Georgia has very similar laws to Tennessee, with some major differences being that carrying without a license is an element of the crime (so LEOs can't just stop and demand a license), signs do not have the same force of law, and differences in campus carry, bar carry, and church carry (the latter being worse, in general). We still have some major things to change, like courthouse, polling places, and removing the weasel room for government buildings, but they are a lot better than they were before 2007. So in just over a decade, Georgia went from some really terrible carry laws to much better ones. Some of the most important changes have been within the last 5 years.
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    Riverbend Festival

    Well, that didn't last long. http://newschannel9.com/news/local/state-law-changes-allow-riverbend-organizers-to-go-back-to-gun-free-policy
  9. Is a university hospital even required to use signs? I thought they were off limits by being a school zone. If so, then the sign would just be a courtesy.
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    Porn star gives up her gun

    Someone needs to tell this woman about Rebecca Shaeffer and Dorothy Stratten. I would think anyone who works (or worked) in such an occupation would be extra vigilant about stalkers. There are probably literally multiple sickos that want to rape her in particular just because they saw her on video.
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    House bill 508

    I need to correct my self in this thread. Previously, I though Erlanger hospital had the new signs. Today, at Erlanger East on Gunbarrel, one of the major entrances (going into the surgery center near the valet parking) definitely did not have a statutorily compliant sign. They had a tiny (1-2 inch square) gun buster symbol along with the "no smoking" symbol. I think they have a much bigger sign at the ER, but not sure if it has the exact required wording. The surgery center is part of a new wing that was built recently, so when making their decisions about posting, someone chose a sign that did not meet the new requirements.
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    TWD Season 8

    I inferred that they were going to wait a bit since Negan was going to be put in some "jail," and then one day they would form a lynch mob and take care of him. They'll let Rick and Michonne get complacent with the idea that everyone is OK with Negan as a prisoner, and then spectacularly disagree with them as he is executed. "Revenge is dish served cold," "never forget," etc. type of thing.
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    TWD Season 8

    Eugene seemed pretty ticked and determined, like Rosita had cut all chances of him going back. He picked up a priming tool, possibly because he saw how seating the primers could be screwed up.
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    Buffalo wild wings

    My local Buffalo Wild Wings (Ft. Oglethorpe, GA) must have recently taken down their sign. They used to have the same large sign as other locations, but it was gone this morning.
  15. dawgdoc

    TWD Season 8

    In the Woodbury scenes, they went through a workshop with reloading equipment, so at least the Governor had some sense. Until recently, none of the Virginia groups had to use a ton of ammo. As the four communities picked clean the relatively small geographic area, supplies have become more limited, hence the need to start making ammo now. Coupled with a war, the need for reloading is more critical than it would have been when they were first building walls. As someone who only recently started reloading, I would say the task would be daunting with just books and no YouTube or internet forums. I know that is how it was for years before the Internet, but having some type of demonstration first was very helpful.

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