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About BenedictGomez

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  1. That's going to change very soon (if it hasnt already) now that the medical recommendation if for colonoscopy at 40 years old.
  2. Sadly, I agree with you. That said, I will now make a conscious effort to buy less at Walmart. For instance, there are plenty of times per year I'll see 2 or 3 online retailers with the same price, and I'll pick Walmart due to their shipping and "big box safety", but now I'll choose one of the others even if it means I get the item(s) a day or 2 later.
  3. That's the old AMA recommendation. The new medical recommendation is 40 years old for your first colonoscopy. Why? Because as colonoscopy has become so routine at >=50 studies have found that the rate of that cancer has declined in every age cohort except for one; people 40 to 50. So a little over a year ago the guidance was changed, and you're now supposed to get your first colonoscopy at 40 years old. And I for one am glad, I listened to the new data and had mine last year, and they discovered a potentially bad polyp that had I waited a bunch of years until I'm 50 could have been bad news. So I'm pretty much a living example for why doctors have dropped the first colonoscopy from 50 years old to 40 years old.
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    1) The "experiment" you conducted would need to be conducted many, many times to even begin to have some relevance, not merely once. And that's with ignoring the fact that your test was flawed by conducting it essentially at ground level. The reality is given your test method was pretty poor the results dont really matter either way. 2) Even if we entirely ignore #1, and pretend you are 100% correct in the above, it proves nothing given a deer's olfactory ability is literally several times better than a dog's ability. In no way should anyone assume that if you trick a canid's nose you can trick a white-tail's nose, in the same way you shouldnt believe you can hit off of Jacob deGrom or Corey Kluber because you can hit off your town's high school pitcher.
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    It's a scam. The machine doesn't make anywhere near the level of o3 required to do as it claims due to the fact it cannot do so by law.
  6. No way in hell was I going to pay a $100 non-refundable fee for what was essentially a "hunting rights" lottery on land paid-for with taxpayer money. They have some nerve.
  7. The ending was so unfulfilling and incomplete. It was worse than Game of Thrones.
  8. Did this have anything to do with fear of legal challenge? As I was driving to work today I was thinking about this mess, and I was thinking to myself SOMEONE (or multiple someones) with <=4 acres is going to sue them for sure.
  9. Ditto all around. It's wrong. And the blatant appearance of favoritism & handing a valuable benefit to Township EMPLOYEES no less is mind-boggling. That's why when I heard this last year I just assumed it couldn't possibly be true. Making it even worse is the fact that that parcel of land, IMO is the #1 best parcel of land Readington offered! It borders thousands of acres of nature (Round Valley & Hunterdon County Park) & bid out for several thousand dollars each hunting season.
  10. I heard that as a rumor last year, and I just dismissed it thinking it couldn't possibly be legal. Do you know if that's 100% fact? If so, I wonder if they have to pay tax on the "benefit", because it's definitely a benefit with a known & provable monetary value (it was rented every year). In any event, that's not right.
  11. You're confusing the new ordinance with the new management plan. What you posted above is part of the latter.
  12. Readington tonight also released a new, limited, bow hunting management plan on a few limited parcels, and if I'm reading it correctly, it's a total farce of a cash grab! The way I read it you submit a "$100 application fee" which is non-refundable, and then AFTER that, they draw for the lottery (link below). In other words, it seems this is likely a $100 charitable donation to Readington given it's only 1 hunter per 10 acres, and the lots are rather limited. If you look at the few lots being made available, they total less than 160 acres, which means only 15 or 16 permits will be issued. But flipping everyone who lives in Readington hunts, so the odds of you winning are likely to be pretty poor. No way I'd flush $100 down the toilet for nothing. Also, they dont let you use ground blinds, it's tree stand only, which for obvious reasons is normally a firearms safety policy & not a bow hunting policy, so that's completely idiotic too. https://readingtontwpnj.gov/images/notices/Deer-Mgmt-2019-application-package.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2aue4zAr2YA4AsXqSF7LhawXNNfajXQlsa5UMrsAlGa0cMTNXTVFrQIAQ
  13. I'm going to temporarily keep an open mind that this law is sheer ignorance written by people who dont know the first thing about hunting, and not simply blatant anti-hunting nonsense. But banning shotgun hunting on private property of less than 4 acres is moronic. So is having to notify every neighbor with registered flipping mail that you intend to hunt your own property. Or else.
  14. I am. There are literally hundreds of baby girls over the last 7'ish years who have been named either Daenerys or Khaleesi after her dopey TV show character.
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