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oldfed April 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm
Animals large enough to kill humans should be euthanized, period. The usual pitbull momies out thereRead More are stupid. Go to Central Asia, aka Kazahtan and discovery that ALL dogs walked in public are required to have muzzles on!! What is wrong with our stupid, dog-centric soccer-mom culture?? Obediance training is imperative, but how many suburbanites do it? PS.I raisied and trained Alaskan Malamutes for six years, so I'm not just another poster.
Boss Hogg April 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Oldfed, thank you so much for your nuanced perspective. We also need to be wary if cows, they areRead More big and can fall on you. It sounds like you have already gotten into some of their BS! Also glad some one else us finally blaming the soccer moms. Thank you so much for adding such positive thoughts to the conversation!
John D April 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm
PEDOPHILE ALERT***Pho Boss Hogg has been approaching young boys. He is dangerous to your progeny.
Team STATE, who won the 2013 EmPower Solar Student Competition, attended the U.S. Solar Decathlon in California accompanied by CEO David G. Schieren, right, and COO Greg Sachs, left.
EmPower Solar April 17, 2014 at 09:46 am
Christopher, that is a great question. The major part of the competition, and area that was worthRead More the most amount of points, was STEM inclusive as we asked each team to choose a home or building, analyze its solar potential, and design a system to eliminate as much of its electricity bill as possible. After they answered these questions via the student competition worksheet, they then wrote a mock-letter to the home or building owner explaining how solar would benefit them, along with the cost breakdown. Finally, as a more fun, community-engaging component, the students were asked to create a 30-second video sharing why they should be the ones to win the competition and go to the Solar Decathlon Europe. Given the increased community interest in solar, EmPower thought it would be fun to share these videos with others in the form of a small component of the competition. So, we encourage you to view the videos and vote on your favorite. If you have an idea to make our competition even better, thoughts and suggestions are encouraged. Thanks, again!
Christopher Wendt April 17, 2014 at 11:40 am
Thank you for the thoughtful response. I shall take some time to look at the videos to betterRead More assess your project.
EmPower Solar April 17, 2014 at 11:41 am
Great! I hope you enjoy the projects the students have prepared.
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Joe R April 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm
"The bullcrap about a Pit Bulls jaw locking...." I feel so much better, their jaws don'tRead More lock but they can still rip me to shreds or kill me. But oh wait, if they kill me, it's my fault because I don't know how to read or interpret dog psychology. I guess that poor grandmother deserved what she got because she caused the dog to attack her in her own backyard while she was minding her own business? Did I get all the pro dog talking points correct?
tribble April 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm
#Gus Sotirakis. The Nanny Dog propaganda you printed is a myth and confirmed via BAD RAP (a pitRead More bull advocacy group) just last May. Here is their facebook posting: https://www.facebook.com/BADRAP.org/posts/10151460774472399 BTW, why would a Nanny Dog attack children so often.....I know, I know. They did something to warrant it. I wouldn't call that a suitable family pet, by any standards. Stop reading the Pit Bull bible to us. It just doesn't fly anymore.
Gus Sotirakis April 17, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Tribble by your logic about Pit Bulls you must think minorities are bad. Our prisons are filled withRead More minorities therefore if you're a minority you must have a propensity to violence or to burglarize. That is the mentality of the Pit hater. Take a look at some of the even Michael Vick surviving dogs that were rehabbed. Mel who was rehabbed and moved to Texas with his new owner was even given a key to the city. Here are some results of temperment tests given to various breeds. The test looked for good temperaments in dogs. Lab Retriever 92.4% Amer Pit Bull Terrier 86.4% Golden Ret 84.9% Yorkie 82.5% Beagle 80% Shih Tzu 78% Bichon Frise 76.7% Yes the APBT was #2 on the list 2nd only to the Lab. 123 Breeds were tested. There are 4-6 million Pit Bulls in the United States. That is a low estimate. 99.9% of them never hurt a person. Furthermore: No single, neutered household pet Pit Bull has ever killed anyone. What I'm saying is dogs are individuals. Pit Bulls are a popular breed and owners need to be responsible. Persons aged 20-24 commit the most homicides, again by your put them all in one box thinking, lets just put anyone that age in prison. That'll save a lot more lives than a ban on Pit Bulls. That's what you "ban the Pit Bulls" logic looks like to us. Keep your dirty laws off my Pit Bulls. I'll defend my Pit Bulls if I have to with my guns.
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christie nicolle April 17, 2014 at 10:46 am
joseph Esposito - thank you for sticking it back from the attacks of feminazi ugly leftists. ButRead More REAL women love men who tell the truth. Gretchen who is an embarrassment to womanhood. And the Duck Dynasty Phil is a breath of fresh air.
JohnnyMass April 17, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Some Liberals really are sick bastards!
christie nicolle April 17, 2014 at 06:08 pm
yes, Liberalism IS a mental disorder -- I heard a psychiatrist on the news discuss his book - it wasRead More his findings that over 90% of mentally sick patients all blathered liberal rants. Leftist philosophy is all emotion, while conservative is logical.
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Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Agreed but the problem we are running into here is at the end of the tragedy, you are told the dogRead More belongs to the child (usually a teenager) and the parents refuse to take any responsibility at all. Even to the extent of telling authorities themselves to put the dog down. It's disgusting the measures some take to avoid responsibility and get away with it! You are correct the laws are there for the law abiding citizens, the rest couldn't careless.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 04:57 pm
Doesn't matter, If the teen lives in the home or one the parents property they are responsible.Read More Their home owners insurance company can be sued as well. Putting the dog down does not negate the incident. It is like destroying the knife used to stab somebody. The stabber is still responsible. I am not a lawyer or anything like that but read enough cases and know enough victims as a Retired firefighter to know you can win on these things easily. Might not be able to get money from some of these people but you can get them banned from being able to own an animal again at the least in my opinion.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Would point out also that is the reason for getting leash law or town ordinances. They merely stateRead More the rule and have no age limitation. I have seen children walking a 40lb dog as young as 8 to 10. There is no way they could control that dog unless the dog has been very well trained along with the child being trained so the dog will obey it. Problem with society right now is that no one takes self-responsibility for their own action anymore (well any criminal activity or incidents like this). Idiot owners like to blame the dog also to negate their responsibility. Start throwing them in jail with sentences they would give to a person for doing what the dog does and you would have deterent. But there will always be some excuse. It sickens me to no end.