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tribble April 24, 2014 at 07:12 am
Then mom said, "Tastes like chicken."
Krystal Thivierge April 24, 2014 at 07:13 am
It's not about being a "pitbull nut", I'm standing up for MY dogs. Them being referred toRead More as the devil does not sit well with me.
Baba Booey April 24, 2014 at 07:18 am
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Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 06:59 am
#mplo - that information has nothing to do with bite statistics; the article isn't really properlyRead More named. Only fatalities were included in the underlying AVMA source data. Bite stats were not tracked. To get a true sense of the "most aggressive" dogs, one would have to have tracked the individual elements of breed population counts, bite counts, fatality counts and then determine % of each incident type for each breed/breed mix to truly assess which the percentage of risk associated to each breed. And type-of-owner factors and how they treat the dogs (which affects the temperament of the dog) is another consideration beyond that. Can PB's be dangerous? Absolutely - and so can any other dog. I was babysitting once and the "sweet kids" sicced their Airedale on me - my first experience with an aggressive dog. I hid in a bathroom and the dog nearly took the door apart before the parents got home. That doesn't mean Airedales should be banned - just that parents need to teach their kids proper responsibility about the dog. Regardless of breed.
John D April 24, 2014 at 07:03 am
#Harriet. I have followed media bias for years. And I am not saying it doesn't happen with the pitRead More bulls. However, all the serious attacks by all breeds get reported. Maybe only at the local level, but they are there. Did you look at the findings in that 30 year study? It is pretty damning.
tribble April 24, 2014 at 07:19 am
all Harriet is proving is that media DOES report other dog attacks, when and if they happen.Read More In-the-mean-time, they can't report what's not happening.
Ron Swanson April 22, 2014 at 02:31 pm
First let me say this is a worthwhile program. But the press release should mention who is reallyRead More going to pay.....taxpayers. Unless the contractor is eating the cost, it will be included in their bill back to the state or they'll inflate the cost of another service to make up for it. Although, with the number of people who actually end up using it and given the short commuting distance, the cost will most likely be negligible.
Anthony D'Antonio April 22, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Ron, thank you for responding to my blog. Your point is well taken, however, we all pretty much knowRead More how the game is played when it comes to city, state or federal projects. It is true that the cost is always passed on to the taxpayer/consumer one way or another and that "for profit corporations" are just that...for profit! I am a St. Clement parishioner and my concern with this weekend project heightened when we here at the church realized that many people who attend live across the RR tracks, are elderly and do not drive and would be unable to go to church; no pedestrian path and no easy way to get there by car and park. Our parishioners support our church and our school buildings and their generosity is greatly appreciated and needed...especially on the weekends. And yes, you are correct, the cash outlay is nominal at best. In closing, the GLX team and Barletta Heavy Division was concerned with this issue...more so than the city of Medford administration.
Ron Swanson April 22, 2014 at 05:49 pm
Thanks Mr D'Antonio. Agreed, this is a cost effective solution to the problems construction willRead More cause this weekend. Completely understand the people being inconvenienced through no fault of their own should not bear the costs. Would just rather have the contractor actually take the loss on this mitigation if they want the positive PR that comes with it.
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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
Me -- off to the gym!
Frank Mulligan April 21, 2014 at 07:28 pm
Set a date. Eat go for a 3-5 mile walk. Lunch and supper. 1 day at a time. Drink water in theRead More evening. If you can find a partner it makes it easier. Good Luck. I did'nt halfta go to the gym.
Julie the Jarhead April 21, 2014 at 07:32 pm
I prefer the gym so I can get out and meet people, but a good brisk walk will do, too!
Arthur DeLuca April 21, 2014 at 07:47 pm
I don't own a car - never did. That means I WALK a lot. Hey, if I miss the once-an-hour bus home inRead More Malden, it's only 20 to 30 minutes to walk it. I still pack on pounds in the Winter, less ambition to go out and not as easy to walk. Now that the warmer weather is here, it's time to WALK to the comic book staore (NEC) again. You were spot-on with the 10-15 pounds thing. I'm looking to lose the 13 or so I put on.
My iPad has several e-reading apps. Credit: Danielle Masterson.
Tim H April 23, 2014 at 11:52 am
@Danielle, the audible only works good on your smartphone or an MP3 player. You can use it at theRead More gym when reading may not be as convenient (try rowing while reading -- listening works). Or go for a walk outdoors while listening to a book... just be careful crossing streets. I believe there are pronunciations issues with the text-to-speech as it tries to simulate speech instead of being an actual recording like the audio books. Each has it's advantages.
Christine Hunnefeld April 23, 2014 at 07:30 pm
@Danielle, thank you for pointing out that ebooks are available from the library. Here is the linkRead More to the digital media catalog for libraries in the Minuteman Library Network http://digital.minlib.net They have bestsellers, classics, how-to, etc. As well as downloadable audiobooks which you can listen to on your phone, mp3 player, etc.
Tim H April 23, 2014 at 10:48 pm
OverDrive Media Console (http://omc.overdrive.com/) is an app you can install on most popularRead More devices that will assist you with downloading eBooks and audiobooks from your library. I happen to be part of the Minuteman Library Network, so I know it works there. I'm sure other libraries outside the network work with OverDrive as well. Thanks @Danielle for starting this post!
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Mad as hell... April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Savecritters...I appreciate your concern but like I said you may want to make sure your homeownersRead More insurance will cover that dog. When you're on the receiving end of a pit bull dog's attack it's hard to fathom the logic in owning one.
Savecritters....you lost the argument as soon as you wrote "...owned by countless movieRead More stars..." What the hell does that prove?
tribble April 23, 2014 at 06:53 am
Yeah, Miley Cyrus' pit bull killed her little doggie last fall. The other dog that just died...it'sRead More being covered up how it died. That's why all the articles that mention coyote say "allegedly".