HEY CTFP - do you know if there is anything the community can do to help this little boy, in ICU? So sad he will spend his Christmas there - I'd love to send him a gift or make a donation for his well-being, if you know of any thing that is set up. Please let us know (And no, this is not a charity-hand out mentality, in case all the right wing crazies jump on me for suggesting it. I'd just like to help this little, defenseless guy who likely won't have parents if he lives).
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@McRand - treating animals humanely and treating humans humanely are not mutually exclusive concepts. In fact, I'd counter that those who are able to truly consider and love animals are in turn able to truly consider and love people even more. There is a strong connection between having the capacity to empathize with animals and in turn, being loving, generous, and empathetic to humans (the inverse is also true - many serial killers get their first thrills torturing animals). So the argument that people who care for animals do it at the exclusion of caring for human beings is a tired and silly statement. The bottom line here is that we have more abandoned and homeless pets than we have people willing to adopt them. We should all be focused on spay and neuter programs and education - which will be the only thing that will actually help diminish the underlying problem. P.S. What does abortion have to do with this? Sigh....
@barbiedolljo Funny, I'm really tired of people not understanding that you can care about animal rights AS WELL AS human rights. One does not negate the other - it is not mutually exclusive. In fact, I believe that people who care about animals are able to care about humans even more than those who do not care about animals. Bottom line is, it's animal cruelty for shooting a dog in the face with an arrow. The dog didn't die immediately but suffered, running around with an arrow in it's head and in an undoubtedly unbelievable amount of fear and pain. As a society, we don't euthanize animals this inhumanely - we're supposed to be better than that.
It's unbelievable to me, during this time of recession and job loss, that when faced with the opportunity for 1,400 new jobs in the community, all you can think to do is complain about sales tax. Really?!?!?
Rux is a hero and so is Ms. Burrows! What an uplifting story and one we should all remember when we see or hear about someone abusing or neglecting an animal. It's not the animal's fault - it's their owner who is to blame. Abuse is abuse, no matter if it's towards an adult, a child, or an animal. And we as a society should never put up with it.
Merry Christmas to you Rux!
Are you kidding me CTFP?!? You are trying to "expose" TVA and Erlanger workers for their large paychecks? This doesn't make sense to me and seems like a shallow non-story.
If we value services like electricity and emergency hospital services, wouldn't you want those people performing that work to be paid well? If they were paid pennies, than we'd expect much less out of them. You get what you pay for, right?
If corporate greed is what you are looking for, why not expose the folks providing non-crititcal services. And another thing - we already have sensationalist media to turn to when we need it. It's called Fox News. No need for our respectable local paper to join the trend of "controversy around every corner"!
All I have to say is, while I don't have EPB services, I have benefited from them being here - government or not. Last week, when the DirectTV guy came to install my dish at my new place, I asked him to put it off to the side which required extra work and trenching but it would look better.
Guess what he did? He did it, happily. This has never happened to me in the many years I've been with DirectTV.
After he left, then guess what happened? A quality control supervisor knocked on my door and asked how the install went, even asked to see the work he did. This too have never happened to me in the many years I've been with DirectTV.
This is what happens when competition comes to an area - companies are pushed to provide better prices and better service. Now Comcast and AT&T will be pushed to provide faster service.
How can this hurt anyone?
The recallers contention now seems like a simple case of being able to dish it out, but not being able to take it!
These two men are heros - What a terrible tragedy.