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Baba Booey April 24, 2014 at 07:18 am
PIDIOTS!!!
Miss Krys April 24, 2014 at 07:46 am
This must be an anti-pitbull following. Didn't realize it was a "blog". I'll pay betterRead More attention next time when commenting.
Lucia April 24, 2014 at 08:09 am
Boss is a one-note wonder. He has nothing better to do with his time than remark on something heRead More knows nothing about. The scary thing is that he probably votes and that is why CT has a bunch of idiot democrats in office.
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Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 08:16 am
@tribble "all Harriet is proving is that media DOES report other dog attacks, when and if theyRead More happen. " It's not "if they happen" - they do happen. However, the media frequently does NOT report other breed incidents - that has also been proven in the past - unless they are catastrophic in nature. Not everything gets reported.
Amanda coleman April 24, 2014 at 08:19 am
Can we kill M Vick and the puppy doe guy
Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 08:41 am
#John - I did see the stats. I also know that such studies often are flawed, with dogs beingRead More misidentified, etc. - sometimes even by professionals. I will never advocate for a breed ban, because that is an ineffective policy that punishes an entire classification based on the actions/incidents associated with a relative few in terms of the entire population. I will always advocate for increased education of owners, what it means to be a responsible owner - including providing the dog with proper training, exercise, nutrition, veterinary care, socialization, licensing, microchipping, adherence to leash laws, etc. - and that should be for EVERY dog owner. And for the record, both of my dogs are "fixed" so they will never add to the pet overpopulation problem. Both went to obedience school, and the PB earned the AKC CGC on her first try. She was also the ONLY dog in the class who passed. While prepping her for that test, she went to a crowded mall where a plate of food was dropped on the floor in front of her. Most dogs would have jumped on the opportunity to scarf up what was on that plate; not her. She looked to me for direction, which was "leave it" - and that's exactly what she did. While training towards becoming a certified service dog, she flew a round-trip flight 5.5 hours each way, in coach. A TSA agent happened to be seated two rows behind us, and when he saw my PB at my feet, he made some comments to another passenger that weren't very nice about my dog, based solely on her breed. He didn't know it, but that passenger he was talking to knew me and she didn't tell him. However, by the end of the flight, he reversed his position and told her that he would never have believed it if he hadn't seen it for his own eyes - but he's flown many, many flights and had never seen a more well-behaved dog and watching her work - which included staying quiet the entire flight, escorting me down the length of the aisle to the lavatory and back, without batting an eye at any of the many other passengers on the plane - changed his previously negative view on PBs. Unlike some PB-proponents who deny a PB could attack, I admit they can - as can any other dog. It often comes down to responsible ownership and management of the dog, rather than the actual breed.
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Kim April 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm
What I think is really scary and a public health threat is the violence PEOPLE do to pit bulls. WeRead More kill millions of them every year. They are tortured in fighting rings, look at what Vick did. Humans are a very dangerous breed. THere should be laws or something to protect the public--and animals--- from people.
tribble April 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm
#Kim, all the more reason for restrictions, such as spaying and neutering. Less animals to be hurtRead More in fighting pits or put in the pound, only to be put down.
Notbricktrash April 23, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Here's a story http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/355611
PatchRat April 20, 2014 at 04:56 pm
The article is not about school tax. The article is about the Village tax. More importantly, theRead More article is about a Village that just a year ago was is in near melt-down as residents arched their backs when the school district proposed to bust the tax cap legislation ... but ... today there is absolute silence in the same Village when the Village proposes a budget that busts the tax cap. There is a clear and curious disconnect between the reaction a year ago to the school district proposing to bust the tax cap and the current proposal by the village to bust the tax cap.
Miguel Hernandez April 21, 2014 at 08:49 am
Regardless, whether it is a Village Tax or a School Tax the idea that we tax home owners based on anRead More arbitrary valuation system is ludicrous. This has given rise to a cottage industry of firms that specialize in getting homeowners and other property owners lower tax rates. These firms knowledge of the complex assessment appeal rules and procedures, and ability to present a persuasive argument in support of a lower value result higher taxes for the rest of us because the loss of revenue is passed on to others. The tax cap law is not a law, it is a suggestion.
PatchRat April 21, 2014 at 10:17 am
Again, the article is about a Village that just a year ago was is in near melt-down as residentsRead More arched their backs when the school district proposed to bust the tax cap legislation ... but ... today there is absolute silence in the same Village when the Village proposes a budget that busts the tax cap. There is a clear and curious disconnect between the reaction a year ago to the school district proposing to bust the tax cap and the current proposal by the village to bust the tax cap.