“Their digital message says "Hey, Vince Gill-@VGcom: God hates adultery and violence to marriage covenant. By whorish woman, destruction." As usual, the hate is aimed at the woman, because, of course, she is totally to blame for anything that goes wrong. Westies are obviously promoting violence against women.”
“There actually is a reason ATMs have Braille letters. Clients can go to the bank in a taxi and get their own money without having to disclose their PIN to a stranger (taxi driver). Was told this by someone who installed ATMs for banks.”
“When do MEN start paying for their part in this? Or are claiming they are all immaculate conceptions? If a women dies in childbirth, a man should die too. Why are women paying for prostate care? We don't need it. I hope you find out how "irresponsible" it is to be a victim of a rape pregnancy.”
“They let kids with dirty hands, don't wash after going to the bathroom, snot-runny noses eat off the plates. I'd prefer the dog. Doesn't the restaurant wash their dishes?”
becksawreck on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:23:48
“The original story confirms people saw the dog being handled like a pet, not a typical service animal. The owner then screwed himself by over-reacting when the vet came back.
Owner needed education. The vet needs better training on how to manage himself and the dog in a restaurant. Pretty simple - UNTIL the vet decided to claim the diner's owner disliked vets and service dogs - which is B.S.
In this case, the dog came out more loveable than anyone else!”
“Story didn't say anything about the dog roaming around, People could be approaching it. I find YOU more than a little strange.”
becksawreck on Aug 29, 2013 at 22:33:42
“Hello Spamy.. (great name, by the way!)... Seriously, NO service dog I've encountered, and no experienced trainer would let a potential handler with "invisible disability" feel that petting or feeding a dog inside a restaurant is "normal."
If not for that first visit, when the Vet was NOT asked to leave, the owner would likely have acted differently.
By the way, this is a small town; the owner is known as a rough, gruff sod, but not someone who turns veterans or disabled or service dogs away.
Where I come from, when the facts settle, you settle with the facts. I think there are honest errors to share, here.”
SamScuba7 on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:46:17
“Further research on the article is where the information was found.”
Randell1985 on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:00:54
“well if you go watch the video again you can see a picture of the man and his dog laying there in a playful manner. the dog has its collar on(service collar) this would not happen the moment you put them into there service collar they are no longer like a normal dog and no longer playful from that moment they are in service mode. and will not be playful”
“You've got your opinion I've got mine, and neither of us has any firm stats to back it up.
Which brings up the central issue, really the main issue with this: How do we know anything at all is being done in a fair manner when everything is kept secret? As I say elsewhere, the women who think their cases were not dealt with fairly should name names and give details.”
“It's a special circumstance. Campus police -- if they're ALLOWED to do their job -- can let an administration deal more swiftly than regular courts. Because of the time factor, victims may have to go to class with (or worse) their assaulters for an extended period of time. Perpetrators can draw the case out until they graduate. If it is near graduation, or if the victim leaves campus, the perpetrator can just get court delays until the victim doesn't show up once and then ask for a dismissal because there's no complainant. An old lawyer's trick is to get himself checked into a hospital and the defendant asks for a delay because his lawyer is unavailable. You didn’t think lawyers were looking for justice, did you? Really? I’m not saying this is perfect – or anywhere near it. But there are reasons for having a parallel system.”
lcr999 on Aug 16, 2013 at 19:22:46
“delaying until after graduation does not make a criminal case go away. TAKE IT TO COURT not the dean's disciplinary board. And the argument about having to go to class with the perp is bogus, particularly at a large university. If the guy was not a student and just lived next door in the apartment there would be the same issue. You don't go to your landlord and demand justice because your neighbor sexually assaulted you. You take it to court.
If the criminal justice system is broken FIX it for everyone. Putting a patch on it so that students get a different path to "justice" than a non-student makes no sense.”
7171karguy on Aug 15, 2013 at 11:04:24
“So what you're suggesting is that we circumvent the laws and rights of people accused of a crime. To do away with the assumption of innocence prior to proof beyond the shadow of doubt of guilt.”
RobertaSandolva on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:00:31
“he university "discipline" system is forced to deal with sexual "crimes" by title IX. And the university does like to keep things private. But also victims want quick and easy "justice". So congress has forced the universities to do what the criminal justice system cant or wont.
Note that sexual "crimes" for the campus system is a much broader catagory than in the criminal justice system. There have, for example, been proposed regulations that could "criminalize" sexually offensive speech under title IX. And guilty in the discipline system does not mean that it would b guilty in the criminal justice system, as the campus hearings operate under different rules, particularly "preponderance of evidence/ more likely than not" instead of "beyond a reasonable doubt". There is a severe lack of due process in the campus system. Not to mention secrecy.
The reality is that the CJ system for handling sex crimes is broken. The police push them off, or the DA refuses to prosecute, and it takes forever . The solution however should not be to set up a secondary justice system in the universities but rather to fix the CJ system for everyone. As it is now, a student has different paths to "justice" than a non-student. That makes no sense.
And expecting the university to deal with a sexual assault makes about as much sense as asking your landlord to deal with it.”
“Police investigate what is REPORTED to them. Schools don't report to town police; and campus police work for and report to the administration that is trying to keep its crime report looking low. Talk about a conflict of interest! Blaming the police is convenient, but the administration is abetting these crimes -- not the police. The ONLY reason this group got press this time is they had the good sense to put Yale's NAME in the title of their group. The makeup of the group, however, shows that it should have been called "Yale's Women Against Sexual Assault Because Obviously the Men Don't Give a Damn Except to See that Perpetrators Don't Suffer [sic] Any Consequences."”
gwells2001 on Aug 15, 2013 at 09:56:55
“I disagree they investigate what is reported to them the same way they investigate other crimes. I agree that the schools have every incentive to ignore and sweep under the carpet these reports. Extremely dysfunctional to say the least.”
“The neighbor is not the only problem. There's a lawyer in here somewhere who took an unwinable case for money. Said lawyer should be charged/convicted of abuse of process (I think that's the right wording) and be censured/fined. Until we get these money-grubbing enablers under control, this nonsense will continue.”
“You are a dangerous id*ot. You comment shows you would automatically dismiss any report filed at a Northern school. Any woman attending such a school could tell you how stupid you are -- not that your prejudiced "mind" would hear any contrary evidence. But then we know how ALL Yankees are rep*sts and abusers, right?”
“The person who was executed WAS given the opportunity to live up to potential and CHOSE not to. Those of us who did not make bad choices have a right to live peaceably and safely -- protected from those who choose to make bad decisions.”
grandmablue on Jun 28, 2013 at 10:54:13
“The Innocence Project proves how often the innocent are convicted and executed. So much for your argument.”
LesleAlvarado on Jun 28, 2013 at 08:06:29
“You have no way of verifying that statement. You're making assumptions.”
LoyalBob on Jun 28, 2013 at 08:05:52
“You obviously like to bury your head in the sand of ignorance.
The death penalty is not parsed out fairly. But what are facts to the blood thirsty?”