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christie nicolle April 15, 2014 at 09:48 pm
the pathetic Mayor Deblasio of NYC should ban pit bulls instead of horse drawn carriages - no horseRead More in the city ever attacked anyone! But you see, in his case, liberalism is a mental disorder.
melas April 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm
Not all Pitbulls attack, just like not all assault weapons are used to commit a crime. But whenRead More either goes bad, it's especially bad. Obviously there needs to be a limit on dogs that are CAPABLE of inflicting great harm IF they go bad.
joseph esposito April 16, 2014 at 12:06 am
I know a doctor who was FALSELY accused of sexual assault by Elizabeth Warren! It's too bad, he wasRead More the best Veterinarian in town.
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Jack Baillargeron April 15, 2014 at 05:35 pm
I also do not own and never have owned a Pitt Bull. I have not because I just don't care for theirRead More looks I guess. Being a senior now I would also never own a Mastiff, saint Bernard, etc. Way to large for me to control now and yes they are way up there on the vicious list. Along with my huskies who I have never had a problem controlling. Well may be getting them to stop in the snow ;-}.
Jack Baillargeron April 15, 2014 at 05:37 pm
No problem with reasonable regulations that do not penalize an owner for merely owning a dog thatRead More has never done a thing.
waialua03 April 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm
Owners of any dog are totally responsible for the actions of their dog. This is why there are leashRead More laws. This elderly woman's life will never be the same. She deserves to be SAFE taking a walk in her neighborhood. Pit Bulls have massive jaws and have ripped off peoples faces. Sadly this is the fault of the owner. This dog that attacked the woman has to be put down. There is no way to rehabilitate a dog like this. The owner needs to do some serious jail time and be totally accountable for all medical expenses and treatments regarding this terrible crime. Apologies this poor woman and all of her family as well.
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Maya April 14, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Boss Hog I see you changed your subtitle from "telling the whole story" to "helpingRead More people make decisions". Was that because I pointed out the FACT that you were NOT sharing the "whole story"? Let me point out something else, your NOT helping anyone with you simpleton approach to a Blog. I get it, you don't like certain dogs. It's your choice and your opinion. Your NON blog is just a collection of stories written by someone else and pictures that have nothing to do with the stories you recycle. It it exactly this biased reporting of a collection of horror stories about people being attacked that creates a fear of these dogs. Not all bully breed dogs are evil and bad. I feel bad for the people injured. It's terrible. But you neglect to tell the OTHERSIDE of the bully breeds. I personally know many pitbull type dogs that do good things but unfortunately we live in a drama addicted society so happy stories don't sell. you are in no way helping anyone. Try actually writing more than five bullet points about a terrible story. It would be nice to see some real discussion. It's unfortunate that many people hate these dogs based solely on the news instead of based on personal experience. I used to be that person until I actually met several pitbull dogs.
Jeremy McHugh April 14, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Hi Maya- I hopped back on this thread for one purpose- you and others on this thread have madeRead More sincere, intelligent comments. But you are ignoring the cardinal rule of the internet: Don't Feed the Trolls. Boss Hogg is a troll. His biased presentation of one sided material, "culled" (pun intended) from a broad, unrelated array of news sources, is classic trolling. Remember: Trolling is not just for the comments! The whole purpose of a blog can be to troll for outrage, and pageviews, as seems to be the case here.
Gary Renfrod April 15, 2014 at 06:33 am
You people all should get a life. By definition none of you who speak out against pit bulls haveRead More any first hand experience with pit bulls let alone owned, or taken care of one. My pit mix is the best, sweetest dog ever. And he was the eighth of seven prior fosters - some good, others great. I know there are bad dogs out there, and pits like any larger dog are powerful. So when they're bad, they're dangerous - but there's nothing unique to the breed that makes them so. By the way, my cocker spaniel/beagle mix is crazy and dangerous.
Carl Petersen III April 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm
New York Patriot April 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM "First, we have to stay focused on the fact thatRead More the author of the article is a Liberal propagandist. He espouses a point of view distorted through the lens of a Liberalism he believes in deeply... However, if the discussion is an examination of why there is an over-population of African-Americans in our prisons, then the discussion of family values must be central to the solution." ___________________________________________________ I love it when people do not even bother to read the blog before commenting.
New York Patriot April 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Truth - Use plastic wrap. First, this will piss off the lefty environmentalists to no end. Second,Read More The recipients are very visual and like to see what they are getting for free from your hard-earned dollars.
Joe R April 15, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Wow, what happened. My comment was deleted, I think I was hacked.
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Mike April 13, 2014 at 05:27 pm
The law is clear...in Chapter 140 sect 155 however, the process is long and even if you win...TheRead More person still may not pay however since it involved personal injury, Im sure a lot of lawyers would be interested.
tribble April 13, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Yes, lawyers will give you a free consult and much to think about. I'd call for an appointment.
CtLynn5 April 14, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Why is it when a person commits an act of violence people blame the weapon, the environment, theRead More ciminal's educational level, their upbringing, etc. but when a pit bull is violent it is the dog's fault?
Kayo March 29, 2014 at 07:37 am
this is one voluntary effort. Find a food co op and shop there as they are usually savvy on thisRead More issue. http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/understanding-our-seal/
Barbara Kimicata April 4, 2014 at 03:49 am
Thanks to George for posting about GMOs in this blog. FYI, the group "Illinois Right to KnowRead More GMO" that is working to get GMOs labeled in Illinois is holding the monthly meeting of the Arlington Heights Chapter on Wed, April 9 at 7:30pm. It will be at the Arlington Hts Memorial Library, 500 North Dunton Ave, in second floor conference room J. Please join us. Thank you!
Michael Ioffe April 9, 2014 at 07:59 am
If dogs have their ancestors wolves, we could see how human change genes of them. This example isRead More showing that all domestic animals genes where changed. We eat most of them or products from them. In thousands years we did not see a huge problems here. GMO products could be introduced right now and despite majority of science did not see any problems here people must know and choose. Majority think in their time that earth is the center of universe. They was wrong. Majority think that greenhouse gases are responsible for climate change. They are wrong. Majority in science is nonsense and create from science political propaganda machine for political or economical reason. Despite I think that GMO products are not dangerous, only time could solve how smart I am.
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paul April 11, 2014 at 05:04 pm
I lived on base while in the U.S.N. for many years and dog attacks in general were very rare. TheRead More reason? Because you could get in big trouble if your dog bit someone, like loss of rank, fined, extra duty, or kicked out of the military. The military has banned Pit Bulls on bases because they have a bad track record in the civilian world and an insurance risk.
tribble April 11, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Paul, do you follow military news? Have you seen the new navy missiles and the new stealth warship?
anon April 11, 2014 at 05:28 pm
#Paul, you bring up a great point there - that there are hefty repercussions for any dog attacks andRead More it forces people to be responsible owners and actually handle their dogs properly. The same cannot be said with the general public. Sometimes the owners may get a fine, but some don't even bother registering, fixing, or getting rabies shots. The fines for that are very minimal. I think your answer poses a big question - shouldn't we have more in place that reprimands the owners? In some states, an owner that abuses or neglects a dog can still own a dog if they choose.
Steve From NH April 11, 2014 at 05:49 pm
Does Frank Guinta have any ideas? At all? Any solutions? Is he going to whine about Obamacare andRead More throw out made up statistics and stories that he gets straight from AFP and the Koch Brothers and expect to get elected, is that all there is to him?
Bill Greiner April 14, 2014 at 10:50 pm
Sadly, there is not much more than simple rhetoric. He was a tea party guy when that wasRead More "cool". Now, he is whatever it will take to get him elected. He forgets that he had property tax issues and bank account issues. But, there might just be more than either of those that he will have to try to explain away while he is on his "listening" tour. Time will tell....
jpf2361 April 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm
If Scott Brown doesn't answer critical questions regarding our Constitutionally protected 2ndRead More Amendment Rights then he might as well go back to Mass.
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John Murphy April 11, 2014 at 12:04 am
The term pit bull is a generic term used to describe dogs with similar physicalRead More characteristics. Usually a "pit bull" is considered one of several breeds including the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, or any mix thereof. In some parts of the world, the American Bulldog and Dogo Argentino are also classified as a "Pit Bull-type" dog, despite major genetic differences. Any dog that is mixed with a "bully breed"[citation needed] may also be called a "pit bull" including those that are descended from the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boston Terrierand Cane Corso.[2] The pit bull is not a distinct breed which may make it difficult for experts to identify,[3][4][5] and while mixed breed dogs are often labelled a "pit bull" if they have certain physical characteristics such as a square shaped head or bulky body type,[2] visual identification of mixed breed dogs is not recommended by the scholarly community.[3] So read and really think about it 6% come on the number is way higher than that for population.
Rachel April 11, 2014 at 12:22 am
I too would like to know what this Boss Hogg person's agenda is. What personal experience do youRead More have in animal rescue? It's apparent to me that they don't even know much about dogs in general. Do you have dogs? Are you aware of how many perfectly adoptable dogs are euthanized every day in America? Are you aware of how disregarded and abused dogs are in certain parts of the country? Are you aware of the dilemma of backyard breeding and inbreeding and how this contributes to the problem of aggressive dogs? What's your story, Boss Hogg? What do you *know* about dogs and rescue besides what you've googled on the internet to support your implied bias?
Gary Ortiz April 11, 2014 at 06:30 am
Again, I have owned pitbulls ever since I got bitten by one. My American bully has done extensiveRead More and Expensive training, If an owner isn't willing to put the time and effort into training and maintained training the dog, these breeds of dog revert to what they know. I didn't get my dog so I can have the Tough guy image, or so that people will be intimidated by me walking( that already happens). I got my dog and constantly(everyday) do some type of training with her because I respect the power they have. I've had children run up to pet her and she'll sit and allow them to pet her. I have socializeed her with every type of dogs, from show poodles to rotties, and because of all the training she has not once shown any type of aggression towards anyone or any animal. Most of the time she sit in front of me when someone comes up as to say she's waitning for me to say it's OK. or good girl. This blog is nothing more than a few google experts looking up stats, and facts. She is my protector and i am hers. So if you never owned a pit, then you can't really pass jugdement on those "idiots" or "pidiots" that do. I live in the area and anytime, anyone would like to see how a pit should act leet me know. It might just change your mind.Don't believe everyhting you hear or read about them and don't be scared, they might one day save your life.
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Heather April 10, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Tribble you are the only one who is good for a laugh and your comment about laquisha doesn't evenRead More make sense how can I be clueless about my own personal opinion ? Honestly I think your better off leaving yourself out .
Heather April 10, 2014 at 07:25 pm
Thank you CMZE it gets exhausting trying to reason with children who think they have an answer forRead More everything and their best response is always the same .
SouthSalemCruiser April 10, 2014 at 07:51 pm
Heather, I don't think you should waste your time trying to have a conversation with anyone notRead More willing to have a mature and productive debate. You made a valid point and expressed your opinion based on personal experience. Those of us who work with dogs understand the difference between fact and hype.
Seth Cohn April 10, 2014 at 10:01 am
So Dan Innis is a freestater... He moved from another state (Maine), and believes in smaller, moreRead More local government, and reducing regulations. Thanks, Bill!
Bill Greiner April 10, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Seth, many people move to NH because of the quality of life. That does not make them freestaters.Read More There are a few people who move to NH who are part of a Cult (the Free State Project) with an organized mission to colonize here and infiltrate elected office. Big difference.
Steve From NH April 11, 2014 at 06:00 am
There's a list of the FSP bigshots at their "Trigger the Move" site:Read More http://freestateproject.org/donate/trigger-the-move. They've raised about $74,000 of $270,000 they say is needed to get the 20,000 armed FSP invaders here early - they don't want to wait for 2023. After they get here and take over the state government (as in their pledge) I guess we can say goodbye to sidewalks, public schools and state parks, and the state police will be replaced by 1776 costumed militia. It's like we're being invaded by clowns with guns.
Kathy Benuck April 9, 2014 at 10:32 am
The cost for the survey this ye
Kathy Benuck April 9, 2014 at 10:34 am
The cost for the survey this year was $ 8,126.00. How does that grab you?
Steve From NH April 9, 2014 at 04:57 pm
- The schools in Bedford spend a below average amount of money per pupil. I think they are lessRead More 'gimme' and more 'fiscally responsible' according to facts, especially when you consider how high they are rated compared to other schools. - $8,126 may or may not be a bargain. I will guarantee you there is more to this than just a 'sex survey' though. I will tell you that my kids tell me that if they want a bag of heroin they know where they can get one, because everyone does. Weed and alcohol even easier. I will also tell you that if half the stories about kids having sex are true there is twice as much of it as is healthy, and it happens in the middle school too. Are things as bad as I think they are, or are they worse? If I were a school administrator how would I attempt to get close the truth? A survey maybe? I assume that the school feels a need to find out what is ACTUALLY going on, and I agree that they do - no institution can address a problem without knowing best they can what the problem is, and you can't find that out by hearsay and rumors. If you ask the kids in a non-survey way, they will just lie. BEDFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL SEX SURVEY sure is exciting and is getting folks all twisted up, but please consider that there may be a very serious and necessary reason for it.
Bill Greiner April 9, 2014 at 09:15 am
Welcome back!
Lee Nyquist April 10, 2014 at 08:35 am
Kathy, Ditto on Welcome Back! The blogosphere is now restored. Best wishes for continued goodRead More health, Lee Nyquist
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