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Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 06:20 pm
Yeah, tribble is right, be wary of the imposter Boss Hogg.
bayboat April 18, 2014 at 06:36 pm
* Complete sentences not * Confusing "article" * Drunk or stoned both maybe? * RemedialRead More writing course soon needed
Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 06:39 pm
Your mom is Lulu
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Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Fake John D, please stop harassing the commentors on my blog. I am trying to foster a forum forRead More serious debate.
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Did I really read this above about Rottweilers from Sadie Holly, "I personally am more afraidRead More of because they can change because of their skull pressure when they get older". She doesn't sound like a breed basher but I really can't believe an adult would actually say something like that. Gina, I feel your anger what you have here are people that believe the media. If you're ignorant to begin with you'll believe anything the media says. It's people that created bad pit bulls which are only a small fraction of Pits.
Shirley B. Backus April 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm
Most of the Pit Bulls of today are not bred to be fighters like they used to be. They were createdRead More as dog fighters and criminal protectors. The most aggressive puppies were trained and bred to produce more and more aggressive dogs. However, since dog fighting became illegal, responsible breeders only bred the gentlest puppies, neutering/spaying and extensively training the more aggressive puppies. There are still pit bulls that can be aggressive - most of them only toward other dogs. Owners must be aware of their dog's "tirggers" (other dogs, cats, squirrels, and people's threatening actions or gestures) and keep them under control during these situations. The difference between a pit bull and other dogs is that they are physically more powerful. That doesn't mean that all pit bulls are dangerous. Some just need more extensive training than others. We must all remember that all dogs were bred from wolves - from the largest great danes to the smallest toy breeds. That doesn't mean that they are all pack hunters like their ancestors. By the way, contrary to popular belief, all wolves are not dangerous either. Today's pit bulls are largely bred for sweet temperaments. We need only fear owner's intent, neglect, or inability to control their dog.
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Julie the Jarhead April 16, 2014 at 10:29 am
Quote: We should mention, however - as the the article also notes - that "any challengingRead More activity that requires you to learn a new skill, from basket weaving to ballroom dancing, counts." _____ Very true! The specific advantage of learning a new language is that it is practical in our multicultural society!
Peter Rettig April 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Julie, you are quite right! And we like the comment of one of our local "senior" users:Read More But GamesforLanguage is nothing short of spectacular – optimally suited for grown-ups attempting to learn a new language. Although I’m still at the early stages, I must say that your overall approach seems ideal for ‘‘senior minds’ – the light-hearted vibe perhaps the perfect milieu for what might otherwise be seen as a rather onerous exercise. Some years back I used the Pimsleur German audio tapes, and although they were fairly good for the technology of the time, they can’t compare to your playful challenges and visuals. The more light-hearted the better!
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Nancy Gilberg April 18, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Jesus, is this ridiculous blog still happening?
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 09:48 pm
JD You're 100% correct about the person walking the street. It's the owner of the dogsRead More responsibility. The mass breeding of the Pit Bull has also contributed to the problem. A big contributor to this Pit Bull mania was Sports Illustrated. In 1987 they put a pit baring its teeth on the cover with the headline "Beware of this dog". This attracted a lot of types of people that wanted them. Gang members sought the breed in droves. Back yard breeders began over breeding because the demand was so high. Many of these dogs were abused, abandoned and became sought after for the ring. To make them meaner they would pump them with steroids, beat them, chain them with heavy chains around their necks all day to make them stronger and force them with hours of exercise daily. It is human scum that have made Pit Bulls the problem. The monsters are humans not these wonderful animals. Joe R why don't you add the most savage of those animals to your list, humans.
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm
The Pit Bull story repeats in a 1/2 hour at midnight tonight on Nat Geo Wild with Cesar Millan.
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