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John D April 23, 2014 at 10:49 am
#Lelenore. Here is a study Channel 5 (ABC) Boston put on their website last week. The numbers areRead More alarming with the pit bulls. http://www.wcvb.com/news/photos-dog-attack-deaths-and-maimings/25221808#!Ffogc
Carolina Lewiston April 23, 2014 at 10:51 am
Its how they are raised. These poor animals are taught to be aggressive so they can kill one anotherRead More for sport. The owners should be held responsible. I know some people with the sweetest pit bulls possible. It is their choice to own the dog and they raise them in the right manner. Its all the no life low class jerks that give them a horrible reputation. Same goes for your kids. If you raise them to be entitled little spoiled monsters they are going to grow up and become awful people! It has to do with how they are raised and trained.
John D April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am
#Carolina. There have been several pit bulls from loving homes and loving owners that have causedRead More devastating injuries and even deaths. What you claim is certainly true in some of the cases but bad owners own all kinds of dogs.
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Jim Lahey April 22, 2014 at 08:15 pm
We had some bible pimps in Sunnyvale.
MAC April 23, 2014 at 12:10 am
No, Alex. We believe God led (or inspired) various families, groups and individuals to come to HisRead More "Promised" or "chosen" land, reserved for a righteous people. The first family group thus described in the "Book of Mormon" as "led" by God, to what came to be known as the Americas, was the family of Lehi. Younger son Nephi and others were obedient to God's commands and blessed, while his brother Laman (and others) were lazy, jealous, disobedient and warred against the Nephites. God did not want the righteous Nephites to intermarry with the wicked Lamanites, so he cursed the latter with dark skin so that they would be visibly distinguished and separate.------------------------------------------- If you have more questions, please ask a Mormon friend, or invite Mormon missionaries in to answer them. Many FAQs are also on the website: www.mormon.org
infidel81 April 23, 2014 at 09:19 am
Thank you MAC for educating the ignorant. (no sarcasm meant)
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BookOasis April 23, 2014 at 08:27 am
As the local bookstore in Stoneham we believe there is certainly room for both. I can count on oneRead More hand the number of customer we have lost to strictly e-readers. We still have plenty of e-reading customers of all ages that buy real books. Children's books are especially popular as the experience of having your child/grandchild sit on your lap and read/look at the pictures/turn the page cannot be replaced by a hard, boring device. E-readers definitely have the advantage at the gym. We recommend the Kobo Glo or Arc for paperwhite devices: no ads, lightest weight device available, dozens of fonts and font sizes, notes, dictionary and the charge lasts at least 30 DAYS! Used books are more environmentally friendly: saves a tree, no batteries, recycles over and over again and is completely recyclable when at its end-of-life, and at least half the price of an average e-book. They are also more comfortable to hold as they are more flexible. Readers are more likely to finish a real book than an e-book because there is a physical sense of where you are in the book (only 2 more chapters - yay!). Finally, when you purchase an e-book you are telling a big corporation a lot about yourself, they track every title you VIEW or purchase. Privacy doesn't exist on an electronic device. You may also find that your purchases are more like loans; titles can disappear at the whim of the provider or if distribution rights are lost. Either way - we are so happy people are reading no matter how they do it!
Tim H April 23, 2014 at 09:26 am
@Anna, most e-readers do allow you to adjust the size of the print. Personally I use an androidRead More tablet with apps to read material. There's an Amazon Kindle app so you can get at eBooks on Amazon that you bought, as well as other apps for other media. My preference has been for subscription material such as local newspaper and magazines; books I prefer paper. Most of the time I read this site on my tablet as it connects to the internet through Wi-Fi. I have not researched the Kobo Glo or Arc that @BookOasis mentions. The drawback to most android tablets is that they have shorter battery life (need to recharge mine at least once a day), and screen is not very good in the bright sunlight.
Tim H April 23, 2014 at 10:05 am
Another thought -- text-to-speech on E-Readers. I have a few friends who like to read books, butRead More have trouble finding time in their busy schedules. One uses Books on CD to play them as he drives, but another has moved up to the latest technology by using text-to-speech on his Kindle (other devices may support this as well). When he commutes to work, he has his Kindle read the book with the text-to-speech feature until he gets to his destination, then he switches over to reading the book like normal. The Kindle keeps track of where he leaves off in the book no matter how it is read. Of course you need to determine if this is safe for you. Text-to-speech might not be good in heavy traffic situations, but it can keep your mind alert during a boring commute.
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Mad as hell... April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Savecritters...I appreciate your concern but like I said you may want to make sure your homeownersRead More insurance will cover that dog. When you're on the receiving end of a pit bull dog's attack it's hard to fathom the logic in owning one.
Savecritters....you lost the argument as soon as you wrote "...owned by countless movieRead More stars..." What the hell does that prove?
tribble April 23, 2014 at 06:53 am
Yeah, Miley Cyrus' pit bull killed her little doggie last fall. The other dog that just died...it'sRead More being covered up how it died. That's why all the articles that mention coyote say "allegedly".
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Igor April 21, 2014 at 07:42 am
Boss Hogg and Anthony. Thank you both. Seeing where it's coming from I'll take that as a compliment.
Igor April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am
What?
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 11:39 am
Wrong blog Igor, but I do agree with your opinions on this particular blog.
Conrad April 23, 2014 at 09:00 am
Oh Christie - I was so anticipating you coming back with a story on just how much you've struggled,Read More and how much compassion you really do have for others. Because we've all struggled, right? But no, all I get is "it's gonna suck to be you!" This is how you convince me that you care for others??? So much for our bonding moment...
christie nicolle April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
Dear Conrad, your mistaking me for 'ChristieD' - her post above. Go have it out with her. HAPPYRead More EASTER!
christie nicolle April 23, 2014 at 11:10 am
Oh, + Hookerman, Magic Johnson got Aids from sex with a gay man for the record. HAPPY EASTER!
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Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 08:15 am
Definitely will add these to my long, long list of "to reads". Maybe I'll live longRead More enough to get to them all. Just finished an oldie but goodie ... but you know? The stories only stay with me for a while, I read so much that I forget what I've already read and after the first few pages, I get into it again and often continue since I liked it the first time around. There will never be enough hours in any day to read all I want to and thank goodness and God for Goodreads and, of course, my library and you, Danielle, for adding to my lists. Was offered a Kindle but know what? I really prefer to hold that book in my lap to read, plus I prefer to use my library ... it's FREE, for goodness sake, why would I pay to read anything but a newspaper? And, even that can be gotten at the library. If nothing else, I just love the smell of a library! (Sorry for my longwinded-ness ... just love, love books.)
Mamie Huggins April 20, 2014 at 08:37 am
Hey Anna - I'm a book lover too and use the library on occasion. But it's not FREE as you say, it'sRead More paid for by us taxpayers. Also, when I buy a book, especially by an unknown and/or local author, I'm helping that person to keep writing.
Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Of course you're right Mamie but if I don't have to part with an additional penny from my pocket IRead More feel it's a treat. And you're right too about keeping authors writing I especially like books by new, first-time novelists who often surprise me with the wonder of their words.
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John D April 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Fake Boss Hogg. Kinda funny coming from a guy that picked "Almost Brilliant" as a handleRead More a week ago...
Notbricktrash April 22, 2014 at 01:04 pm
This guy is psycho I see all negative posts on this breed. Us all who are for the breed let's postRead More positive things. This guy has no life obviously to sit and pick apart a breed. My dad was a meter reader in the day he was attacked and bitten 9 times on different occasions. 2 of them were German sheps, rest were ankle biters. ALL dogs bite. My parents were ignorant with pit bulls I remember my neighbors bf had them in my yard when I was a kid and my moms screaming they are vicious get inside. (They were sweet dogs) that goes with them being uneducated about the breed. They witnessed my neighbors pit mauling the neighbors small dog (their dog was nice until the crack heads put him in a cage 24/7) they are like till recently they are dangerous blah blah blah and know what I educated them I now rescued a pit lab who is a big baby and whom my parents adore. I cross post animals all over and many are pit bulls. They say 1 of 600 finds homes. It's sad cause in my dad's years of meter reading not one pit bull attacked him. 2 days in a row I saw 2 pits running in and out of traffic on a main road by my house. Almost hit them. I got out of my car called them over (had no fear as if it were a smaller dog or a shep) they came to me I grabbed their collars and what did they do? They licked me. I'm in school to be an nj Animal control officer and an associates in vet tech and I can bet you in my life I will support the pit breed in some successful way. I will never hate the breed or judge them. I've got bitten by a smaller dog breed do I judge them? No. So educate before you discriminate
MARIA ESCOBAR April 22, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Thanks again Gina!! I could not have asked for more concise, clear cut corroboration for myRead More premise, than that which you have provided. Please keep it up as I pass these on to friends and we get a good laugh at the irony of it all.
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bayboat April 18, 2014 at 06:36 pm
* Complete sentences not * Confusing "article" * Drunk or stoned both maybe? * RemedialRead More writing course soon needed
Glen M April 20, 2014 at 09:10 am
Ban the pit!
Igor April 20, 2014 at 11:21 am
Ban the Hogg
Anna Bucciarelli April 19, 2014 at 06:53 am
You remind me of when as a young girl I babysat my 2 handsome nephews, aged somewhere around 6 &Read More 8 ... I loved them to bits but their breadth was so hard to take. My sis just used way to much garlic, even my Neapolitan mother turned her head!
Colleen Walsh Fong April 19, 2014 at 09:46 am
I guess we can overdo anything and should listen to Ben Franklin's adage: "Moderation in allRead More things...including moderation."
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Gina April 19, 2014 at 05:53 pm
Educate yourself and be around the breed before you go talking shit about something you onlyRead More "read" or "heard". I LOVE MY PITBULLS! Id never own another breed :)
Glen M April 20, 2014 at 09:08 am
Ban the pit
Gus Sotirakis April 20, 2014 at 10:16 am
Ban Glen M