“Sea Lions 1, Great Whites 1,000,000,000. I'd say they still hyave a lot of catching up to do. All kidding aside, it's a shame that happened. It's the natural order of things and a creature shouldn't die doing something it's done, and is required to do, for millennia.”
“All kidding aside, if you want to have your morning made on a regular basis just watch "CBS Sunday Morning" every week. It's one of the best shows on TV and this story was on this past weekend. I live in New York and it goes on at 9 AM and is an hour and a half long. They do all sorts of stories, human interest, celebrity interviews, nature perspectives, movie reviews and on and on. They also do themed shows when it falls on or is close to a holiday such as Memorial Day or Mother's Day or whatever. Check it out. You'll be glad you did.”
Bass chic89 on May 30, 2014 at 08:56:53
“I would have to agree with you Louie Rey. CBS Sunday Morning is indeed an outstanding show. I've been watching it for the last 9 years. :)”
“That's beautiful and it doesn't get any better than that. This story was on this past weekend on "CBS Sunday Morning" which happens to be one fo the very best shows on television. They showed video of Melvyn at the cash register and when he went to pay for the flowers he kept looking in his pockets and while his attention was there one of the police officers standing behind him gave the cashier the money and Melvyn didn't see that gesture. We should all be loved as much as he loves his wife. God bless them and the cops as well.”
“And the color of the sky in your world is? The only people that should be "grateful" for this president would be the ones that are on the public dole. How many checks are you cashing?”
FrAAR on May 29, 2014 at 10:30:43
“Oh, you poor Louie, thinking that the people who support and admire President Obama are on Public assistance. Try talking to some college educated people. By the way, I am happy to report that a check goes to my account every single month from my university. And guess what, not a single one of my colleagues is republican. Try checking which areas specifically are blue in a red state.”
“It's interesting, people have been awaiting The Big One for quite some time now and even though I can see a very good likelihood of that happening I wouldn't curtail any of my plans to go there. My wife and I vacationed there (Napa Valley for six days and San Francisco for two days) just last year. It was, I think, our eighth vacation in northern California since 1991 and at no time were we ever concerned. The Big One has just as good a, if not better, chance of occurring in southern California than the San Francisco area. Regardless, that's a beautiful part of the world, not just America, and I can't wait to go back. Like I said, I'm not of the means to be able to live there but I can visit.”
“Interesting that a lot of posters are commenting this very rich city is so liberal (which it is) yet it's the conservatives that are demeaned for their affluence. Strange dichotomy but be that as it may, San Francisco and its surrounding areas such as Marin County and Sausalito to the north and Carmel and Monterrey to the south are really beautiful places. My favorite though is Napa Valley which is even further north and if I had enough money to live comfortably there there's no other place I'd rather live. Oh well, I can dream (or vacation there) can't I?”
Jagdpanzer on May 22, 2014 at 18:21:00
“Not for long. The Pacific will lay claim to a large part of Cali,,,,,one big quake and global warming. Just a matter of time.”
“I think you caught everyone responsible with the broad net you've cast. Out of all that you mentioned the one that bothers me the most (and is STILL a huge problem) is un or ill informed voters. I'm not a fan but back when Obama ran in 2008 I got an e-mail sent to me that was a recording of a segment on Howard Stern's show. He had one of his lackies do interviews on the streets of Harlem,a predominantly Black neighborhood in NYC. Each person that was stopped was asked if they were going to vote. They all said yes and they were voting for Obama. They were then asked questions like if they liked his running mate Sarah Palin, if they wanted the war in Iraq to continue and so forth. All Republican positions and they all agreed with them. In essence they were proving that they had no idea what was going on and that they were voting for Obama strictly based on his skin color. Is anyone surprised at the state of affairs in this country? And is anyone confident that the situation will rectify itself? I thought so. We're so screwed it isn't even funny anymore.”
“Like I said, I need to adopt a young person that'll let me know what's going on! I'm glad I gave you a smile. You had me worried there for a minute. I thought that maybe out of the 7 billion people on the planet I happened to come across the one person in charge of defending turnips! Thanks again and have a great day.”
“Do I have to go to "urban dictionary" to find out what that means because I have no idea what you're talking about. I feel like adopting a kid just so he/she can tell me what the hell's going on out there and what's being said on the internet.”
bastalready on May 20, 2014 at 17:56:46
“I stuck my tongue out at you kiddingly,silly. Ok now watch this. It's a smile. : )”
“I think you're missing a few facts. It hit the fan because in the late 90s President Clinton enacted legislation that severely reduced the personal and financial requirements needed to obtain a mortgage. Now I'm not a banker but even I (maybe you too?) would be tempted to approve as many loans as possible in an effort to increase your earnings which led to a vast field of buyers which naturally led to a glut in construction. As an insurance broker I can vouch for the fact that there were home buyers who STARTED underwater, their loans encompassing the purchase AND the closing costs. When these loans eventually and inevitably defaulted the economic crisis was born. So again, the bankers were a major factor but they weren't the genesis of the problem. And as I said, if you were confronted with that scenario who's to say that you wouldn't take advantage as well.”
tigereon on May 21, 2014 at 20:01:17
“are you somehow under the impression i was saying the GOP was to blame for this? EVERYONE in power for about the last 30 years played a roll...that would be elected officials on BOTH sides...REGULATORS, credit agencies, etc etc....even the voters for not getting pissed about the laws being changed to enable it...although most americans had no idea and would not have understood it if they were aware”
“What a load of crap. Harry Reid saying this guy is "out of the mainstream?" Really? In reality he's saying that Boggs doesn't fall in line with HIS insane views. That being said, they're all a bunch of complete losers and represent what truly is the biggest problem in American politics and even though I'm a Republican this problem is BIPARTISAN. The problem? That can be summed up in two words, career politician. However, America is forever screwed because the ones that would be responsible for eliminating this problem, otherwise known as TERM LIMITS, are the ones that are profitting by not having them. How is it possible that the guy at the top rung of the political ladder, the president, is subject to term limits (thank God!) but nobody else is? Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
“It's insane to think that the cop had no other alternative than to shoot and kill a family pet. That's an outrage. What makes it worse is that the owner's being prosecuted! Are you kidding me? And to top it off, whoever it was that the cop was chasing probably got away. And these other stories of recent dog shootings by cops is another level of insanity and depravity. I have more compassion for a dog being shot than a human. A human can communicate, if he or she wants to, with the authorities and not put themselves in a position to be shot at. What can a dog say? I sincerely hope that this cop, along with all the others profiled in this story, is subjected to the harshest recriminations that are possible.”
“Is this any sane way to treat women (females actually as they're so young) in the 21st Century? I'd say that this harkens back to The Dark Ages but that would be insulting to, you know, THE DARK AGES. There are 7 billion people on the planet and not one of us asked to be born. However, just thank God that you weren't born a female in a Muslim nation. This is the type of life you'd be subjected to. What a horror.”
“I'm not sure that ignorance is the correct word. I'd say it would be moreso the demeaner of the individual. If that person has a bent towards uncivilized behavior or is unsociable in general then that would probably be fostered among their dogs which would then result in these vicious attacks. I can't argue with you there concerning human nature. However, that brings us back to the perception of dogs, it's not them, it's us. I think we'd both agree that there are more bad humans than bad dogs.”
“You can say that pretty much about most breeds. The only time I was ever bitten by a dog (other than my own when it comes to feeding time!) it was a Boxer and they don't have that stereotype. Pit Bulls get a bad rep because they are naturally strong dogs and as a result have become the breed du jour for dog fighting which regardless of what breed is involoved is a heinous crime. Growing up as a kid I had an uncle who owned a German Shepherd. Again, not the notorious breed that is most closely associated with Pit Bulls and I was always deathly afraid to go with my parents when they visited him. I would just sit there and not move a muscle for however long we were there that's how uncomfortable I felt. That being said, the vast majority of the blame and responsibility with regards to Pit Bulls falls on the shoulders of the owner.”
“Very cool! That is a very handsome group you have there. I have no doubt that they're among the most favorite and enjoyable things in your life. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't think it's a coincidence that dog is god spelled backwards. Good for you!”
“I'm an independent insurance broker with my own business and your situation is not unique. On the contrary, there are insurance companies that will not write homeowners or renters coverage if the applicant owns not only Pit Bulls but a number of other breeds such as Rottweilers, Dobermen Pinschers, etc. However, the problem with them is not the actual dog but the stereotype of the dog. There are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners.”
Riiings on May 2, 2014 at 08:25:44
“And this is exactly why I'm afraid to adopt a pit. I just don't want to deal with other people's ignorance. When I've signed up my dog for dog parks/dog day care, they all had no bully breed clauses. My landlord also said no bully breeds. I'm moving to my home shortly and am in the process of obtaining homeowner's insurance. Like you said, my insurance agent has requested a pic of my dog to ensure she isn't a scary breed.
I wish people didn't think this way. I'm not good at changing the attitudes of the ignorant.”
RogerDF on May 1, 2014 at 16:34:50
“There is some justification for the bias.
1. Pitties are extremely strong. A yorkie gone wild can't kill. A Pit Bull certainly can and has.
2. As a breed (broad generality), Pit Bulls are known to be intensely loyal and protective of family. They are also known to be aggressive against other dogs.
You can't do anything about #1. The risk will always be there and that alone would prevent me from ever wanting one in my house.
As others have pointed out, #2 can be handled through training.
This is not to say that some Pit Bulls don't make good pets. I'm sure they do. I wouldn't be comfortable owning one. I wouldn't be comfortable visiting a house where they have one unless I know the dog to be very well trained.”
“That's why dogs and cats have to be spayed and neutered. There are so many of them that eventually a lot of them will fall into the hands of people who are neglectful of these precious creatures. And keep in mind, this is coming from an animal lover who has two dogs, a cat and a fish pond on my property. Owning a pet, no, better yet, sharing your life with a pet is a huge responsibility both emotionally and financially. Some people just don't have the wherewithal to cope with these responsibilities so these animals end up being neglected or, far worse, abused. There are already plenty of them to go around so their population should be regulated. This is a very good story but there are very many more bad stories and that's a shame.”