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  • A Montreal Beach Just Banned All Dogs After A Pit Bull Attacked A Swimmer

    07/13/2018 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Norski · 41 replies
    mtlblog.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Lombardo
    Pit bulls have never had the best reputation in Montreal, or really in any other city. Especially over the last couple years there's been a lot of back and forth on whether or not a pit bull ban will be enforced in the city. After Valerie Plante was elected mayor, dog owners thought the fight was over as the pit bull ban was revoked. But, for the last few months Bill 128 has still been in talks, and it doesn't look good for the dogs. Despite the bad rep, there are still a few places in and around Montreal that...
  • Brexit Breaking: Brexit Cabinet Minister Resigns Over Prime Minister's Surrender Position

    07/08/2018 6:37:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned from Theresa May's government late on Sunday night, followed swiftly by junior ministers Steve Baker and Suella Braverman. The Monmouth MP, who collaborated with the Leave.EU-backed Grassroots Out campaign as well as the establishment Vote Leave outfit during the EU referendum, made frequent threats to resign during his time as leader of the newly-created Department for Exiting the European Union, reportedly due to persistent efforts by the Remain-supporting Prime Minister and her main adviser, Soviet-sympathizing bureaucrat Olly Robbins, to undermine his negotiations with Brussels." "Bretibart" Article 7/8/2018 The British cabinet minister responsible for Brexit, David...
  • The Pit Bull Problem. A Few Root Causes

    07/06/2018 7:09:14 PM PDT · by Norski · 93 replies
    Charles Danten Blogspot ^ | July 6, 2018 | Charles Danten, former veterinarian
    The Humanization of Animals From the beginning of domestication, our ancestors in their great wisdom worked hard to erect a barrier between animals and humans in order to avoid falling into the trap of animal humanization and the very damaging sentimentality that accompanies it, as much for animals as for humans. Since animals are not inert objects that can be exploited at will without any risk of illness, injury, and environmental damage, it was necessary for reasons of common sense to take precautions to avoid the worst. PETER SINGER But for the past fifty years or so, animal advocates, such...
  • ANYONE USING / HAPPY WITH A REVERSE DIRECTORY WEBSITE?

    07/06/2018 12:46:18 PM PDT · by BTerclinger · 69 replies
    07/06/18 | Self
    I am getting a lot of spam phone calls lately, with a sprinkling of new Doctor's offices calling to confirm appointments, prescriptions etc. Most are not showing caller-ID. I used to have reasonable success using DuckDuckGo to find out if the telephone number was spam or a collection agency, but now the free "Who Is Calling Me?!" websites are all returning long ranges of telephone numbers, and/or non-specific names. Wondering if anyone here has subscribed to one or more of those online reverse directory services, and are they worth it? Thanks in advance.
  • Recall Drive for California Vice Mayor who Wants ‘Straight Pride American Month’ (SPAM)

    07/04/2018 9:47:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 07/03/2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    Gay rights activists have begun circulating petitions to recall Vice Mayor Ted Hickman of Dixon, California, after he penned a column in the Independent Voice on Friday calling for July to be a celebration of “Straight Pride American Month,” or SPAM. Hickman’s opinion piece, titled “That’s Life,” has drawn the ire of members of the LGBTQ community, who have formed groups online to create a recall against him. A protest has also been planned for the city’s next council meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 3, according to the city’s official website.
  • Woman in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog

    07/04/2018 1:03:05 AM PDT · by Norski · 66 replies
    abcnewschannel3 Palm Springs ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jesus Reyes
    <p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif.- - A woman is in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog in Palm Springs Monday evening.</p> <p>Palm Springs police said they received numerous reports from residents in the 5300 block of Waverly Drive that a pit bull was attacking its owner Monday at around 6:15 p.m.</p>
  • It's a first in York County: Rock Hill man accused of using pit bull to attack wife

    07/04/2018 1:17:24 AM PDT · by Norski · 24 replies
    The Herald ^ | July 3, 2018 | Andrew Dys
    A Rock Hill man has been charged with domestic violence against his wife involving — the man's pit bull. John Louis Walch, 59, is accused of opening a cage that held his pit bull in June and urging it to attack his wife, according to police and court records. Walch's wife was found under attack by the dog by responding officers, police said. Officers had to shoot the dog to stop the attack, police said. The use of a dog of any kind as a weapon in domestic violence is a first in York County, said Jenny Desch, the 16th...
  • Thousands protest Trump in the Families Belong Together March [PHOTOS] (Chicago - mega barf alert)

    07/02/2018 11:49:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 6/30/2018 | Aimee Levitt, Jamie Ludwig and Philip Montoro
    An estimated 60,000 people gathered in and around Daley Plaza at 11 AM this morning, including a marching band, voter registrars, Captain America, and a family who might have been Aztec warriors. The heat index was above 100 degrees, but thousands stayed through the hour-long rally and the march afterward. (The column of marchers was so long that as some were returning to the plaza at the end of the 15-block route, others were still just leaving.) There was a handful of speakers, though the crowd was so vast that their voices didn't carry very far. One young woman spoke...
  • Dog Attack in Arcata Mobile Home Park Monday Will Likely Lead to Euthanization

    06/30/2018 3:21:57 AM PDT · by Norski · 29 replies
    Lost Coast Outpost ^ | June 27, 2018 | Hank Sims
    PREVIOUSLY: SCANNER TRAFFIC INDICATES: One Person Suffers Critical Injuries After Being Mauled by Dog in Arcata Mobile Home Park An Arcata dog is being held in quarantine at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for the time being, following a rampaging attack on two people Monday morning at the Town & Country Mobile Villa off Giuntoli Lane in Arcata. The incident took place just before 11 a.m. on the 4900 block of Sierra Way, inside the park, and prompted a large response from police and paramedics. The dispatcher’s log of the call reads: “[Reporting party] screaming into the phone about a...
  • How might baking soda boost cancer therapy?

    06/23/2018 8:15:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 77 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 1, 2018 | Source: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an entirely novel mechanism by which cells enter a state of dormancy as tissues starved of oxygen become increasingly acidic. The study, led by Chi Van Dang, scientific director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, has potentially significant implications for cancer therapy: Large swaths of solid tumors are often deprived of oxygen, and cells in such patches are thought to be a major source of drug resistance and disease relapses. Baking soda had previously been reported to enhance cancer immunotherapy by one of the co-authors of the new study, though the mechanism...
  • Baking Soda: For Cooking, Cleaning, And Kidney Health?

    06/23/2018 7:54:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 51 replies
    SciencyDaily ^ | July 17, 2009 | Source: American Society of Nephrology
    A daily dose of sodium bicarbonate—baking soda, already used for baking, cleaning, acid indigestion, sunburn, and more—slows the decline of kidney function in some patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), reports an upcoming study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients' nutritional status, and has the potential of translating into significant economic, quality of life, and clinical outcome benefits," comments Magdi Yaqoob, MD (Royal London Hospital). The study included 134 patients with advanced CKD and low bicarbonate levels, also called metabolic acidosis. One group received a small daily...
  • Renters, don't falsify your pit bull as a 'service animal' in Oklahoma

    05/27/2018 12:40:34 AM PDT · by Norski · 30 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | May 26, 2018 | Richard Mize
    Paid-for "certification" of service animals — bought online or anywhere else — never passed the smell test, and now it doesn't pass the legal test in Oklahoma. Deanna Fields, executive director of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma, brought a new law to my attention after I'd reported difficulties surrounding service animals, federal fair housing law and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gov. Mary Fallin signed H.B. 3282 May 1. It goes into effect Nov. 1. The law, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Kim David, R-Porter, has received no media attention, despite recent violent dog attacks and...
  • Fox: Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson reportedly jailed after filming outside child grooming trial

    05/26/2018 6:55:09 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/26/18
    The American media is finally catching on to this story... Fox reports: U.K. right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested and reportedly jailed Friday after he filmed members of an alleged child grooming gang entering a court for trial -- but the details of his purported sentence remain murky after the judge ordered the press not to report on the case. Robinson, the former head of the English Defense League and a longtime activist against Islam and Islamic migration, was arrested after he was filming men accused of being part of a gang that groomed children. Britain has been...
  • Watch: The ‘Trash Dish’ That Came Out of the Korean War

    05/20/2018 4:08:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Eater ^ | April 5, 2018
    As one of the most iconic Korean dishes, army base stew, or budae jjigae, has a colorful history. In the aftermath of the war, American servicemen and troops were stationed in South Korea to prevent invasion. Resourceful Koreans had heard that these bases had a surplus of canned meats that often ended up in the garbage. These meats, like ground beef, Spam, hot dogs, and ham, were picked up and put into a spicy stew. In this episode of K-Town, host Matthew Kang tries an exemplary version of this now-classic stew at Dallas’s Dan Sung Sa. Today, budae jjigae shows...
  • Poll: Can you tell which woman is Chelsea Clinton, and which one is Rebecca Hubbell?

    04/27/2018 6:04:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 114 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 27, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Poll: Can you tell which one of these two women is Chelsea Clinton, and which one is Rebecca Hubbell? One of the two women pictured below is Chelsea Clinton. The other one is Rebecca Hubbell, daughter of Webster Hubble, who was Hillary Clinton’s law partner in the late 1970s. Chelsea was born in 1980. I’m not sure which picture is Chelsea and which is Rebecca. (I got the image from https://i.imgur.com/ouVbBvy.jpg ) Poll: Can you tell which one of these two women is Chelsea Clinton, and which one is Rebecca Hubbell? [x] Chelsea Clinton is the woman on the left. [x]...
  • GOP congressman: 'Most of the public' doubts Assad used chemical gas

    04/13/2018 7:45:34 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2018
    Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., says he believes a majority of the public doubts the official U.S. government contention that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical gas against the final rebel-held town near Damascus. “Anybody who has tried to explain to me why Assad would do this sounds like a conspiracy theorist,” said Massie, a libertarian Republican from Kentucky. “It requires really contorted thinking to think Assad did this. You have to come up with very complicated reasons.” “I cannot think of a reason he would,” Massie said.
  • Link copied… WORLD North Korea Ready to Discuss Denuclearization, U.S. Officials Say

    04/08/2018 5:06:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/8/2018 | MICHAEL GORDON
    Assurance clears the way for a summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump North Korea has told the U.S. that Kim Jong Un is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, clearing the way for a summit meeting between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump, according to U.S. officials. U.S. officials didn’t say when and how that assurance was delivered, but U.S. and North Korean officials have been in communication. “The U.S. has confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” a Trump administration official said...
  • How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list (truc)

    01/15/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by shortstop · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 01/15/18 | Simon van Zuylen-Wood
    On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He lived well, paying $25,000 a month for a Spanish Colonial Revivalin a gated community near Laguna Beach, Calif. He also employed a personal chef, drove a couple of Mercedes, and maintained a gambling account at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Jones sustained his lifestyle by spamming people with robo-calls....
  • Born Guilty

    01/10/2018 5:29:51 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 8 | Randolph Parrish
    It was just over ten years ago that the Duke lacrosse case finally dragged its weary way across the finish line. That case was a storm petrel, flying before the thunder. We should have watched its course more carefully, because it was about to become a paradigm of what was to follow. -------- And so we stumble on without understanding why we once believed that the rule of innocence until proven guilty was necessary. Or that if we sacrificed the individual to satiate the appetite of the mob, we gave up everything that was worth preserving in society anyway.
  • The FBI’s Dubious Probe of Hillary’s Emails

    01/06/2018 10:43:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | Deroy Murdock
    It was a veritable spa of special treatment.The FBI did everything but drive Hillary’s getaway car. Former secretary of state Clinton is a free woman largely thanks to the tender loving care that the FBI provided her and her conspirators during its probe of her illegal, unsecure email server and related abuse of government secrets. GOP lawmakers concluded this after grilling FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on December 21, behind closed doors, according to John Solomon’s molar-grinding exposé in Tuesday’s The Hill. “For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence...