State Brand Registration Underway

Curious about the brand on my horse, he was in MA for years but obviously came from somewhere else, he is a smart horse, many discipline

Oklahoma Agriculture Blog

All registered cattle and horse brands in the state of Oklahoma are set to expire on January 1, 2010 unless renewed.

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), under contract with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry, is the official state Brand registrar. The OCA began mailing out over 13,000 brand renewal forms to current brand holders in October.

“We have had a very good response rate so far during this renewal process,” said Scott E. Dewald, OCA Executive Vice-President. “We have made every effort to ensure everyone receives their renewals, despite this we have had some renewals returned to us because of inaccurate addresses. Because of this we encourage anyone who has not received a renewal form to contact us at (405) 235-4391,” added Dewald.

The brand renewal process takes place every five years and the fee for renewing brands is $20.00. “I encourage everyone to register their brands.”…

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Clear writing – explain it to me as if I were a kid

Re read what you wrote, edit, next day, read it again before pressing send

Consultants Mind

Frankly, many people are bad writers.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  Most of it takes years and years of reading and writing to correct.

  • If you don’t know the elements of composition, or just misuse grammar, it will be a tough road to writing for you
  • If you don’t read, you don’t have pattern-recognition of what clear writing looks like
  • If you don’t write a lot, it’s just a difficult exercise
  • If your readers (customers, suppliers, boss) are not discerning, you will gravitate to the lowest writing common denominator.  Remember my ex-CPA who attached an invoice without even writing hello?

However, there are four poor writing habits (which many consultants have) which can be corrected with some conscious (new years resolution-type) effort.

Don’t use jargon.  Don’t do this more than necessary.  It is not clever, or sophisticated. Everyone knows what these pseudo-intellectual words mean and it’s trite.

Don’t ramble. Edit yourself.  After you have written the 500…

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Women in the Military: Fiat Equality: Unwelcome Facts from a Closet

Probably spot on in most cases

Flyover-Press.com

You can always tell when old Fred has been hitting the Padre Kino a little too hard by the number of typos. lol But, never-the-less, he is usually spot on and always entertaining. Here he updates us on a scourge that has inflicted us for a long time.

Recon Marines first go to the Army’s Jump school. It is not until later (after a specified number of helicopter jumps) that they earn the Marine Corps’ Gold Jump Wings.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsBack in the early 90s, I was Ops Chief (S3) at 4th Recon Battalion. As such, I was a part of the selection process for sending Marines to the Army’s Jump school. We had an I&I, female, admin type who decided she wanted to go to jump school. So we sent her. And guess what? Yep, the silly bitch washed out–used up a quota that could have been used by a Recon Marine.

Also…

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Debunking the Myth of “National Unity”: Northern Opposition to Lincoln’s War

Stories of many abolishionsts in Boston during the civil war era, like Charles Sumner

Flyover-Press.com

Think secession! It is a step in the right direction. — jtl, 419

By Thomas DiLorenzo

When the Washington Post reviewed Martin Scorsese’s movie “The Gangs of New York,” which included a reasonably-accurate portrayal of the 1863 New York City draft riots (see Iver Bernstein, The New York City Draft Riots), the Post’s reviewer expressed astonishment upon learning that such an event had occurred.  “We were all taught in school that there was national unity during the Civil War,” he opined.

Of course, there is never “national unity” about anything, especially war, democratic politics being what it is.  When is the last time you heard of a unanimous vote expressing national unity in the U.S. Congress about anything?  Even the vote to declare war on Japan after Pearl Harbor was not unanimous.

The myth of national unity during the “Civil War” was invented and cultivated by the…

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Five Common Mistakes Made When Feeding A Horse

There are many horses here on the farm that are too fat, others look Ribby..lots of grass now, less hay, people should cut back on grain, especially sweet feed. Supplement only if they look like it’s working for them, or making a difference

EcoEquine

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In my travels as a certified FeedMaster™ equine nutrition specialist I visited 100s of horse farms.  I witnessed over and over some simple “mistakes” that horse owners make that really can impact their horse’s health and the value of their nutrition program.  99% of the time it was due to lack of knowledge therefore I thought I would share some insight that I have learned to be true on this subject.

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