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I am VERY experienced in the field of animal rescue. I will say that there are rescues that take in more animals than they can properly care for. I know that they love the animals, but you have to be able to be sensible about how many you can financially and/or physically give the care and attention they need at one time. Some greatly overextend themselves. Many of the animals have already gone through neglect, abuse or mistreatment of some kind.
I did encounter an individual that adopted from a local group and was given the animal in a sickly condition. I was appalled that the animal would have been adopted to this individual in the condition it was and would require expensive medical care from the new family. My sympathies went to them. I think it was another situation where overextending resulted in not proper vet care before adoption.
Buddysmith, as you stated, " it is rampant, perfectly able to work folks, that dont want to and never will work. but dont worry if you are turned down the law offices of heister, scheister, and bendover will help you get the benefits."
There are many people that ARE disabled that would give anything to be able to work. Many have worked for decades and contributed to Social Security. I do know that the process for getting disability is extremely difficult. You must literally have one foot in the grave and one on a banana peel. To make light of it with your last sentence is rude. I once knew a middle aged man that was run over by a tractor and totally crushed. He could hardly walk, had breathing difficulties and on oxygen and was bedridden for days at a time. He was DENIED disability. To make it sound as if many people are unwilling to work and want to abuse the disability system is an uneducated attitude. People should not make judgments on a subject they are speculating about.
I cannot understand why when the government spends millions with wars, sending money to other countries and for "pork barrel spending," to their own states, the first discussions to "fix" the problems is to take actions that harm Americans. We give millions to other countries to aid them yet we do it to our own detrement. If taxes get raised, it seems to always be the middle and lower income folks that get hit the hardest. They don't have the ability to take multiple "write-offs."
Also, to speak of reductions or changes in Social Security and Medicare is the most distressing. Who in our society needs the most assistance if not the elderly or disabled. What about folks that have spent many decades working and paying their taxes and Social Security and are now elderly or people who are disabled, but do not have thousands of dollars stashed away. How are they to live? It is easy for people who are wealthy to sit back and talk about lessening SS/Medicare since they have the funds to live well and take care of themselves. No so for many people. I do not see them as "entitlements" as people that have worked for several decades have paid lots of money from their paychecks that the government has used for years. Also, the government has "dipped" into Social Security many times for other purposes. Social Security should never have been touched except for the purpose it was established.
I hope this comes about. I love Kohl's. Use to go there all the time when I lived in TX. Good quality mechandise at good prices. Would love to see a Target come in to compete with Walmart. I don't go to this Walmart anymore than I can help. It needs some major competition. Will love to see something constructive done with all that property. That has been such a major waste of real estate.
Taska, that is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. I presently have and have had all rescue dogs. Also have done years of animal rescue. I have observed and fostered hundreds of dogs and most times dogs' behavior/personalities are determined by prior experiences (either good or bad) and abuses/mistreatment. Few are born problematic. The only way dogs have of protecting themselves when they feel threatened is by showing some form of assertiveness either by growling, hair raising, or fleeing. That does not necessarily indicate an "aggressive or vicious" dog. Of course, it is always wise to keep a distance from unknown dogs. Remember, you are unknown to them also. As you may fear them, they also fear you.
The only complaint I have is with the speeding that is done in the area especially around the traffic circle and on 15/501. I have lived in many parts of the country. I have lived in one of the largest metropolitan cities in the country and the speeding was no worse than in the Pinehurst area. I almost never see the police on 15/501 stopping folks from using that road like it was the interstate. I have almost been run over attempting to get into the circle by someone speeding around it and flying up on my bumper. Also, I have just avoided accidents by aggressive drivers who come up to the circle in the wrong lane and then cut across the white line and the ruts place there pushing into the circle. I just cannot understand why the police don't commit some hours each week to monitoring those areas.
The one thing that is so very tragic about this heinous crime is that there was absolutely no reason to have killed this precious child. Once they were inside and discovered that the child was there, they could have just fled. The chances were that the child would most likely not been able to identify them or have seen them long enough for identification. That is what is so hard to understand. B&E is bad enough, but to so viciously murder an innocent child is beyond comprehension.
I find it very difficult to not endorse capital punishment on individuals that blantantly murder children. Certain crimes are so deplorable, that the punishment should fit the crime. Murder of children (when there is no doubt of guilt) is such a crime that warrants the death penalty.
People that wish to find excuses for criminals that murder should think about how they would feel if it were their child. It just seems that some of our society today is more concerned with the rights of the criminals and not the victims.
Amazed... you wrote:
"Your ignorance is amazing when it comes to business decisions (I read your opinions/comments regarding the SP Steakhouse) Thanks for removing all doubt about your ignorance by opening your mouth (typing your opinion)"
Saying someone is "ignorant" is calling them a name as in "you're ignorant." It was a personal attack upon that individual.
Apparently Amazed is unable to engage in a polite debate without resorting to name calling and personal attack. I wonder why the paper even continues this venue.
I agree, Gabanga. Why we think that an amendment passed over 200 years ago that applied to THAT period in time with no law enforcement and people having to protect their families and property should be applicable almost three centuries later. Times change and laws need to change with them. Will we soon see people walking down the street with guns stapped to them?? With all the aggression and rage these days and with the NRA's strong stance on guns, we may well return to the times of the "Old West."
I don't understand the NRA's objection to the fight against puppy mills. If they wish to breed their "hunting dogs," than they should also be required to keep any breeding facility up to code and operate it in a humane fashion. Puppy mills are a travesty..period! No animal should ever be subjected to anything but total humane treatment. I cannot fathom how anyone can take a stand against legislation to prevent such cruel and torturous treatment. We are walking down a very fragile road.
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