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Dog bites manó4.7 million times a year
ConsumerReports.org ^ | June 3, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 06/04/2010 2:24:30 PM PDT by kanawa

Mail carriers are scrambling in Scranton this spring after seven dog bite attacks—the most in recent memory. Letter carrier Lyn Sottile was bitten by a chocolate Labrador that ran through an invisible fence, bit her leg and punctured the can of mace she carries. The injury took her off the route for a week, according to local news reports.

Postal workers are victims of only some of the more than 4.7 million dog bites annually. Each year 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of them children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department and about 16 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children 5 to 9 years old are the most vulnerable.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chet99; dog; postal; rdo; usps
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1 posted on 06/04/2010 2:24:30 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: kanawa

To paraphrase an old joke, “Someone has to find that dog and stop him”.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 2:26:42 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: kanawa
Don't sweat it!

GOVERNMENT employees have better health care than you in the private sector. Besides, it's not as though they are over worked and really stressed out. “Going postal” is not a luxury any of us in the private sector have.

3 posted on 06/04/2010 2:28:52 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: kanawa; Chet 99

Dog bites man—4.7 million times a year

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Chet. You know that half of these dogs must be pit bulls.

You got a lot a posting to do. Better get busy.


4 posted on 06/04/2010 2:29:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: kanawa

I’ve never been bitten by a dog.


5 posted on 06/04/2010 2:30:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nmh
GOVERNMENT employees have better health care than you in the private sector. Besides, it's not as though they are over worked and really stressed out. “Going postal” is not a luxury any of us in the private sector have.

If you think it's so easy, you're welcome to take the postal examination.

6 posted on 06/04/2010 2:35:21 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: kanawa

We had a black woman delivering our mail for awhile. I had to call “Human Events” and ask them to put the paper in a white envelope because I wasn’t getting it. Suddenly I got it every week. Now the black woman is in jail for shoplifting, fraud and writing bad checks. Typical federal employee. Most of the postal workers I run across are losers. Let the dogs have at ‘em!


7 posted on 06/04/2010 2:37:34 PM PDT by albie
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To: Responsibility2nd; kanawa; Chet 99; Salamander; shibumi; Eaker
Mostly Pitbulls I'd bet


8 posted on 06/04/2010 2:40:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: trisham

I was bit once...May 24, 1962...the day a tornado touched down in Waterbury, Connecticut.


9 posted on 06/04/2010 2:43:54 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: kanawa
Yep. Millions of times a year.


10 posted on 06/04/2010 2:45:56 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; nmh

Excellent suggestion, Colonel. Or feel free try to carry my husband’s route. (6 or 7 miles of walking.)


11 posted on 06/04/2010 2:46:45 PM PDT by RoseyT
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To: albie
Most of the postal workers I run across are losers.

What about all the postal workers who are veterans? Or all that are normal hardworking citizens? I'm sorry you've have bad experiences with mail people, but the silent majority are no better and no worse than anyone else.

12 posted on 06/04/2010 2:47:22 PM PDT by Route797
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To: RoseyT
“Excellent suggestion, Colonel. Or feel free try to carry my husband’s route. (6 or 7 miles of walking.)”

I'm sure the benefits outweigh what many would love to have the time to do - get some exercise walking and the money WE PAY FOR YOU, is also impressive for the job.

13 posted on 06/04/2010 2:48:53 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: RoseyT

I once saw a video of a TV news reporter spending a day accompanying a carrier. It made a believer out of him.


14 posted on 06/04/2010 2:49:51 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“If you think it’s so easy, you’re welcome to take the postal examination. “

Say no more.

You are embarassing yourself and don’t realize it.


15 posted on 06/04/2010 2:51:16 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
If you think it's so easy, you're welcome to take the postal examination.

After trying for ages to get a rural postal route I've come to the conclusion
that I have to be a one-legged, lesbian, aboriginal before they'll hire me.

"Canada Post is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. As a result, employment equity is a factor in the selection process. Canada Post encourages candidates to indicate on this profile if they are a female, a male, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group. Self identification is the only mechanism Canada Post can use to determine the composition of its potential workforce. This will allow the Corporation, in collaboration with its bargaining agents, to develop plans and programs that promote a fair, equitable and accessible workplace where diversity is valued and encouraged."

16 posted on 06/04/2010 2:51:52 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: kanawa

ROFL!


17 posted on 06/04/2010 2:54:45 PM PDT by ARridgerunner2
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To: nmh
Have you worked for the Postal Service? Do you have first hand experience of the life of a postal employee? Is all your postal knowledge gained from watching Seinfeld?
18 posted on 06/04/2010 2:56:14 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Richard Kimball

That poor man has obviously drunk far too much.


19 posted on 06/04/2010 2:56:59 PM PDT by Grunthor
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; kanawa; Chet 99; Salamander; Eaker; goat granny
I've read throwing meatballs at them is a great (albiet slow) deterrent


20 posted on 06/04/2010 2:58:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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