One Political PlazaSM - Home of politics
Posts for: Ricktloml
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 502 next>>
Jul 23, 2019 21:51:51   #
Rose42 wrote:
Lack of sterilization isn’t the problem. Irresponsible owners are. Some people should just get a fish.

I am certainly open to any alternative to sterilization, (as I said I always wait at least 6 months, if possible a year,) but for most pet owners, there doesn't seem to be much choice, especially if you go to a shelter where they are already sterilized. And it is shocking to see weeks old puppies and kittens sterilized
Jul 23, 2019 16:08:29   #
Pennylynn wrote:
I guess she is not aware that the military actually never clocks out, you can be called back to work at anytime. And leave, approved well in advance can be canceled for any reason. So a typical military member does not earn $23 dollars an hour.... it is more like $5 an hour. Also, consider this.... they are paid to kill those who wish to do our nation harm. Not many people can pull the trigger.

So, I say pack her up and send her to boot camp (as if she could make it through the vetting process), have her strap on a 60 pound pack, crawl through the Obstacle Course and then run with that pack on the back for 5 miles..... daily! Have a headache...too bad, have cramps....too bad. Pregnant, up to 7th month....too bad. Child care problems, too bad (family was not issued). Just need a personal day.... tough luck. So, rain or shine, snow or heat.... you do your job 24/7. And should you fail, your squadron is punished so you learn quickly to work as a team and help each other through each day.... come what may. BTW, I am not just talking about the elite soldier.... I was in the Air Force, loved it and have no regrets. I was in the best shape of my life.... and there were days when I was unsure I could run another mile, thank G*d for my team mates!
I guess she is not aware that the military actuall... (show quote)

Bless you PennyLynn. And shame on these anti-American members of Congress. Really that statement is one that should never have to be made. It is beyond ridiculous that ANYONE serving in Congress, with access to our national security apparatus, or financial well being would be allowed to be anti-American. And these freshman Democrat/socialist are too arrogant to even hide it
Jul 23, 2019 16:01:13   #
Rose42 wrote:
Why do they insist on calling it "fixing" when in fact it's more like breaking? It changes temperament too and often for the worse.

A growing body of research has documented the health risks of getting certain breeds fixed early—so why aren’t shelters changing their policies?

In the 1970s, a time when tens of millions of unwanted dogs were being euthanized in the United States annually, an orthodoxy began to take hold: Spay and neuter early. Spay and neuter everything. It’s what vets were taught. It’s what responsible pet owners were told to do.

A growing body of research, however, suggests that spaying and neutering—especially in some large breeds when very young—are linked to certain disorders later in life. “As time has gone on, vets are starting to question the wisdom,” says Missy Simpson, a veterinary epidemiologist with the Morris Animal Foundation, which recently published a study that found higher rates of obesity and orthopedic injury in golden retrievers that had been fixed. Other studies have linked early spaying and neutering to certain cancers, joint disorders, and urinary incontinence—though the risks tend to vary by sex, breed, and living circumstances. As such, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) now says in a guide for veterinarians, “There is no single recommendation that would be appropriate for all dogs.”

And yet anyone adopting from a shelter is unlikely to be told of these risks—or even to be given a choice. Today, according to the AVMA, 31 states and the District of Columbia require sterilization or a promise of such before pets can be adopted out of shelters. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) also advocates early spaying or neutering of all companion animals at two months or two pounds in weight. Its information page for pet owners touts the very real benefits of the procedures—behavioral changes, fewer uterine infections, a decreased risk of certain cancers—but with nary a mention of possible downsides.

For animal-welfare groups trying to manage unwanted populations, this strategy makes a kind of sense. “We’re trying to look at the big picture,” says Lori Bierbrier, the medical director of the ASPCA. “One of the ways to manage that population is not to have animals going out and having puppies and kittens all the time.” For dogs that already have an owner, she says, whether to spay or neuter is that owner’s individual decision. But that also makes talking about the research reevaluating the risks of spaying and neutering tricky. How do you balance raising concerns about risks for individual dogs with the welfare of dogs as a whole?

“Oh my gosh, we got pushback,” says Benjamin Hart, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2013, a team led by Hart and his wife and collaborator, Lynette Hart, published a study that found higher rates of joint disorders in golden retrievers spayed or neutered before one year of age and of certain cancers in female golden retrievers that were spayed early. It immediately caused an uproar. “This is irresponsible,” Hart recalls critics saying. “You’re looking at just one breed. You can’t generalize.”

So they started looking at other breeds. The Harts have since published two follow-up papers, on Labrador retrievers and German shepherds, also finding an elevated risk of joint disorders but not of cancers after early spaying and neutering. And they have just finished another study, on 35 different dog breeds as well as mixed breeds. The risks of cancers and joint disorders appear to vary significantly by breed and sex, Hart says, with small dogs generally less affected by early neutering.

Read: Your dog feels no shame

The takeaway, Hart says, is that when to spay or neuter should be a case-by-case decision, even for dogs adopted out of shelters. Simpson, of the Morris Animal Foundation, says that vets have already, based on recent research, started recommending delaying spaying and neutering for owners of large breeds. Puppies in shelters, though, might not get the same individual attention.

The risk of obesity, Simpson adds, is often the major concern for vets making spaying or neutering recommendations. Somewhere between a quarter to a third of pets in the United States are now obese. The link between obesity and spaying or neutering has to do with hormones. Removing a dog’s testicles or ovaries disrupts its hormonal balance, and this makes it both hungrier and slows its metabolism to require fewer calories. Yet animal-welfare groups that promote spaying and neutering are often quick to “debunk” the idea that fixing a dog could make it gain weight. The ASPCA’s website says, “Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering.” This is technically true, but it elides a very real biological connection that owners might find useful to know.

When I brought this up with Bierbrier, she said the ASPCA staff would have to look into updating the website. She added that the ASPCA’s spay-and-neuter clinic does tell owners taking dogs home after the surgeries that their pets will require less food.

Elsewhere in the world, spaying and neutering is not necessarily seen as the “responsible” thing to do. It is heavily discouraged in parts of Europe, such as Norway. Those countries also have very few stray dogs and a far less casual relationship with dog ownership.

Dogs that have not been fixed are, to put it one way, less convenient pets. Intact male dogs will want to roam in search of a mate; female dogs will go into heat and have bloody discharge. The campaign to spay and neuter dogs has also changed their very relationship to us as pets.
Why do they insist on calling it "fixing"... (show quote)

Most of my pets have been dumped, or in the case of some of my cats were picked up in parking lots. I do spay and neuter, but wait at least until they are 6 months old, (I usually have to guess, but can get pretty close.) And after spay or neuter they all do put on weight. I don't know what the alternative would be, I have 4 dogs and 8 cats, and there are always more dumped, or cats reproducing that need a home. If a better solution arises, I will be happy to avail myself of it.
Jul 22, 2019 12:44:03   #
bahmer wrote:
Sort of like the holocaust where the Jews were dehumanized to where they were less than human and thus justified there killing by the Germans. Or the black slave was dehumanized and thus it was legal to use them as slaves and even kill them at will. Or the American Indian that was dehumanized and forced to live on a reservation. That is what mankind has always done isn't it? So to dehumanize the baby and then call it a fetus makes it less than human and therefore justifies its murder. If you called it a baby human then it would be murder to kill it and sell the parts for money so just give it a different name and you are home free.
Sort of like the holocaust where the Jews were deh... (show quote)

And the left is great at twisting language. In socialist/communist countries they label their government agencies with names like the ministry of truth, which is used to railroad anyone who dissents to prison. The plain truth is the left can't afford to be honest about their agenda, they have to sugarcoat their goals because they know most people don't want to be serfs or slaves to the state, OR butcher a BABY
Jul 22, 2019 04:32:54   #
Peewee wrote:
So your ego is healthy, but your brain is a little foggy. It's a baby, not a fetus. It's alive and growing until it's murdered. Sort of like any crop, the seed gets planted and if the conditions are right it grows until it becomes ripe and is born. The baby or plant gets nutrients from the soil but the farmer planted the seed. It takes both. Do you allow parasites to destroy your garden? PP is a parasite organization. They even fired the latest head of PP, a Ms. Wen, because she wanted to offer the services PP always say they support and offer and wouldn't agree to lie and say there are more than two genders. Plus they are selling body parts which are ILLEGAL. Biology wasn't your best subject, was it? Justice isn't or shouldn't be an ala carte thing depending on which side of the aisle one is on. You appear to believe in situational ethics instead of right and wrong or good and evil. What do you have against binary options? Computers even work on ones and zeros.
So your ego is healthy, but your brain is a little... (show quote)

As for the Bible's take: Jeremiah 1:4 The Word of the LORD came to me, saying Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart... Life has ALWAYS began at conception. The savage, barbaric butchering of the unborn is not only un-Christian, but uncivilized. And NO ONE should be able to choose to murder innocent baby. The abortionists need to dehumanize their victims.
Jul 22, 2019 03:20:37   #
waltmoreno wrote:
Well at least that's a start.
Now that we've established Obama's been a flaming faggot, the questions are: 'Why didn't he come out of the closet? Why did he stay married to Moochelle? Or is Moochelle actually a 'he' as many credible sources have long contended?'

Obama is calculating, as are those who backed him. The American public was told almost nothing about Obama because the truth about his past would have made getting him in office beyond difficult. And Obama had indeed paid millions of dollars to keep his personal and professional life hidden from the American people. It is reprehensible
Jul 22, 2019 02:43:50   #
Pennylynn wrote:
That is something! I think that the girl was right and should not be titled as insensitive. I suppose we all need to be careful of what we say on social media, when we are forced into Islam cult, what we write could land us in jail or dead.

Funny isn't it that separation of church and everything in society, (if it's Judeo-Christian,) doesn't seem to apply to Islam. And yes, forced conversion or slavery/death has been the choice for 1,400+ years
Jul 22, 2019 02:36:51   #
debeda wrote:


I read that. The "tolerant left" sure has some controlling ways.
Jul 21, 2019 22:49:49   #
kankune wrote:
I really dont care about any of that stuff. She's never.going to get nailed for it anyway. Fact is ..she's a true muslim that hates America, believes in allah and sharia law. I hope the folks from MN are still the people I've known them to be(they're just the state north of me.) and the kick her traitorous butt out.

The sick part is her district is where most of the terrorist recruits in this country come from, so chances are she IS representing them.
Jul 21, 2019 17:05:30   #
dtucker300 wrote:

Watch starting at 18:00 minute mark.

Thank you for researching and posting this. It certainly points out the glaring inconsistencies in Omar's, (or what ever her real name is,) immigration status.
Jul 21, 2019 16:46:53   #
Auntie Dee wrote:
May I suggest a good book ...."The Case for Trump" by Victor Davis Hanson!

Victor Davis Hanson is a national treasure, as well as Dinesh Dsouza. They are fearless in exposing the "Big Lies" put forth by the corrupt left in this country.
Jul 20, 2019 14:57:48   #
JW wrote:
I was saying something similar to my wife earlier today. What if we came home and found a strange family in our living room. What insane mindset is it that says we are now obligated to feed and house this family of burglars; we must take them to our doctor if they are ill and we must pay for their treatment and medication.

What unimaginable gall must it take to leave your home with no merchantable skill, no means of support, and demand housing, employment, health services and sustenance after breaking into a stranger's home.

I can 't decide who is crazier, the one making the presumptions or the home owner who complies meekly and obediently.
I was saying something similar to my wife earlier ... (show quote)

It's even worse than that. These illegals MUST pay these criminal cartels anywhere from $300-$10,000 each for them to smuggle them across the border, or provide help on their trip here. Where are these "poor" people getting all this money, and material help, back-packs, food, water, and so on. This isn't spontaneous.
Jul 20, 2019 14:51:25   #
proud republican wrote:
So,lets say you come home one day and you see a stranger or strangers at you house demanding to come in...You say."This is my home..You can't just come in!"..And they say.."No, you are wrong!!..We can,you owe us,because we are hungry and we want you to let us in..And oh yeah, we also want you to find us a job, or we will stay in your house for ever and for free!!!"..You say "Its not right!!.. This is my place..You need to move!!" Then one of the intruders takes out IPhone,which looks waaay better then your regular cell phone and all of sudden you have ACLU lawyers, MSM surround your house, calling you racist Nazi WS...and all you wanted to do is to come home from hard days work and have a quiet evening...Noooooo,not happening....So do you see where i am going now???..America is my home and Illegal Aliens are the invaders into my home...And Border is protection for my home....The whole point to this story..Stay away from, my home if you are here ILLEGALLY!!!1..Just STAY AWAY!!!
So,lets say you come home one day and you see a st... (show quote)

All the clap-trap the Democrat/socialists spew is just that. They don't care about any of these people. They are a tool to advance their agenda of "fundamentally transforming" America into another third world, banana republic police state. If the Democrat/socialists cared about these people they wouldn't be working with criminal cartels to enable them to break our laws and overwhelm our system.
Jul 20, 2019 14:42:46   #
Louie27 wrote:
This has been going on for a greater time than what President Trump has been in office. This started in late 1999 or early 2000. Not Trumps fault. There have been many involved with this problem from the very first. In 2000 we were in that situation, but it was not caused by any main problem in this country. We then regained our monetary advantage by hard work and perseverance. I was already in my sixties and had many ups and downs in business but proceeded to gain a more profitable life. Neither of us had any outlandish loans to pay. Even now, with a limited income we don't have a problem with staying afloat even with the rising cost of living. People have to be aggressive in their attempt to gain financial prosperity, not just sit back and say this is all we deserve.
This has been going on for a greater time than wha... (show quote)

Oh good grief. Unfortunately there have been and most likely always will be people who struggle financially in America. When Obama was in office that number was greater, the divide between the rich and poor was greater as well. And what did Obama do? He told Americans to get used to 1% GDP, to accept the fact that "these jobs aren't coming back". His left-wing policies were designed to manage America's decline. Hating America isn't new for the Democrat/socialist Party, some of the young ones are just more open about their anti-Americanism. Even Obama's propaganda wing, (the laughably called mainstream media,) were forced to report that the Obama (non)recovery was the worst since the Great Depression. So President Trump hasn't fixed every problem in the U.S., do you suppose he may have fixed a good deal more of them without the constant, hate-filled, unhinged obstructionism by the Democrat/socialists, who denounced the same policies they promoted when Obama was in office? Of course things can always get better, the American dream, and experience has been children doing better than their parents, (except while Obama was in office, and again we were told those days were over.) The Democrat/socialists don't want ANYTHING in America to get better. How can you, (and why would anyone want to,) "fundamentally transform" a country that is doing well. The Democrat/socialist Party, their collaborators in the false narrative media and Hollywood, along with academia NEED America in decline, so they can push their failed every time it's been tried, (but THIS time, no really THIS time,) with them in charge of course, socialism will work. How ANY American who has benefitted from the individual liberty and freedom of speech, as well as all our other advantages could even consider such an aberration, (especially with the glaring example of Venezuela staring them in the face,) is mind-boggling.
Jul 20, 2019 02:03:50   #
badbobby wrote:
cc'mon perm
yall lost
we won
tell us how you hate the jobs Trump has added
tell us how more African Americans are now employed than ever before
tell us about the tax cuts he gave to the working man
tell us how he stood up to 'rocket man'
even got him considering to disarm his nukes
tell us how he got us outta that terrible deal your president Obama got us into with Iran
tell us how he is making our allies pay their fare share for protecting Europe
and it aint finished yet but he will get China to agree to fair trade
the foriegn students can say what they like
Trump has done worlds of good
in spite of the Democrats fighting everything he does

I'll shut up now
cc'mon perm br yall lost br we won br tell us how ... (show quote)

No need to point out all that. The paragragh equating that lying snake Obama with Jesus Christ says it all. The left worships their socialist god-king, and can't stand the fact that President Trump is undoing the harm he caused.
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 502 next>> - Forum
Copyright 2012-2019 IDF International Technologies, Inc.