“You apparently have no knowledge of how radioactive decay works. It IS factual and dependable. The logic you're espousing, which is typical of creationists, is like saying it's impossible to solve a murder unless you saw it happen.”
“You are a very confused individual if you don't see the difference between consensual fantasy role-playing and blind obedience to a command from an ancient book, with the threat of damnation looming over you for disobedience.”
devildog09 on Dec 5, 2013 at 13:23:51
“I know, I know. Every analogy I've ever offered to liberals gets the inevitable response: That's different. At the end of the day, aren't they both choices? You obviously made a choice NOT to belive the bible. Others choose to believe.”
“It's their pool, and they can do this if they want. If this were a publicly owned and supported pool, my feelings might be very different.”
lambypie67 on Dec 8, 2013 at 00:22:32
“But if the situation was EXACTLY the same, except it was a publicly supported pool who RENTED the space to the girls (which is what the facts are here), it would still not be discriminatory or public support of a religious practice.”
Donna Moody-Maddern on Dec 3, 2013 at 14:03:26
“I am a dues paying Y member, and would not expect the Y to cater to my preference to have the pool all to myself for an hour or two a week.”
Jan Allen McDaniel on Dec 3, 2013 at 13:41:53
“I would object if the Y policy meant that there was no venue for coed bathing in the area--if the Y pool is effectively a monopoly.”
canadianconservative on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:55:44
“Where I live, the YCMA pool is funded by the city. So I would have a problem with it.”
“BSL has not reduced the incidences of bites in any country it has been tried. Several European countries who had it have abandoned it. It's just too difficult to prevent people from owning dogs that fit a vague description.
If you have any data demonstrating effectiveness in small towns across the country, I'm certainly open to seeing that data. I don't know of any.
Mandatory spay/neuter, education, and severe penalties for owners are critical. Owners of dangerous dogs MUST be held accountable. That's the only way we're going to see substantial change.”
“The problem you've touched on is real--a large percentage of owners of bully breeds are not responsible owners. That's an owner problem, not a dog problem. Shelters are full of bully dogs, making them overwhelmingly the most common "type" of dog in America, so yes, in absolute numbers there are more serious bites. In percentages, they are no more likely to bite than any other breed.
The answer IS mandatory spay/neuter. I completely agree with you on that. We have to reduce the sheer numbers. But, BSL is not the way to go. It does not work.”
zzhott on Dec 1, 2013 at 19:55:30
“"BSL does not work," is a common response. That is not necessarily true. It has, in fact, worked in many small towns across the country. It also serves to inform law-abiding citizens of the serious obligations one takes on when adopting this breed. BSL laws aren't perfect, but what is the alternative? The owner of the bull mastiff that killed a senior citizen is facing no criminal action? Really? If that town had BSL laws, perhaps the owner and dog sitter would have been more responsible and an innocent woman would still be alive.”
“The only reason that is statistically true is that the CDC lumped three different breeds under "Pit Bull" and they also included mixes that look predominantly "Bully."
Or, they used to. The CDC no longer keeps breed records because it got way too complicated and impossible to to track, because there are too many variables. Every time a dog with a blocky head, wide-set eyes, short hair, and stocky body bites someone, it gets labelled "Pit Bull."
I've been a practicing veterinarian for twenty years. I keep up.”
zzhott on Dec 1, 2013 at 13:08:00
“The larger bully breeds are dangerous. If you keep up, then you know a bull mastiff killed a woman this past week. Hard to trust owners with this group of dogs --- so many off leash at my park. Inattentive owners. Shelters filled with the breed. Mandatory spay/neuter laws should be enacted to reduce attacks and unwanted pits.”