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  • Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts marries longtime boyfriend: ‘We made history’

    01/17/2020 2:51:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Heather Knight
    It’s San Francisco. Rightly, when it comes to love, anything goes. But one wedding this month garnered attention for breaking one of the last barriers in this country’s long fight for marriage equality. Rick Welts, president of the Golden State Warriors, married Todd Gage, a Southwest flight attendant, in Room 200. It is believed to be the first time an executive for a professional men’s sports team married his same-sex partner. According to the Advocate, there are no out players in professional male sports and just a smattering of out executives and coaches. Same-sex weddings in the macho world of...
  • 'Up-and-coming' Baltimore rapper Nick Breed fatally shot on Sunday

    10/23/2018 12:36:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 78 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 23 OCT 2018 | By Wesley Case and Lillian Reed
    Baltimore rapper Nick Breed — whose lyrics often reflected the pain and trauma he’d seen in the city — was fatally shot Sunday in the Allendale neighborhood. The rapper, whose real name is Dominic Grant, according to friends and family, was found with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Normandy Ave. around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. The 24-year-old was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was pronounced dead soon after arriving, officials said. Grant, whose music videos garnered thousands of views online, collaborated with some of the city’s biggest names, including YBS Skola and...
  • SF Mayor says her city is drowning in poop: ‘there's more feces … than I've ever seen’

    07/15/2018 7:11:25 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 15, 2018 | Andrew Kerr
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the streets of her city are flooded with the excrement of the homeless in an interview Friday. Breed, a Democrat who was inaugurated as the San Francisco’s mayor Wednesday, urged homeless advocacy groups that receive money from the city to teach homeless people to “clean up after themselves.” “There is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed told KNTV. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”
  • How Some Rescue Dogs Come From Breeders At Commercial Auctions

    04/23/2018 6:22:06 PM PDT · by Norski · 31 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Kim Kaven
    Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn An effort that animal rescuers began more than a decade ago to buy dogs for $5 or $10 apiece from commercial breeders has become a nationwide shadow market that today sees some rescuers, fueled by Internet fundraising, paying breeders $5,000 or more for a single dog. The result is a river of rescue donations flowing from avowed dog saviors to the breeders, two groups that have long disparaged each other. The rescuers call many breeders heartless operators of inhumane “puppy mills” and work to ban the sale of...
  • The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better)(video only)

    07/29/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | CollegeHumor
    (language warning)Adam breaks down the awful truth about purebred dogs in the newest episode of Adam Ruins Everything. For more information, watch the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, or check out the following sources: * Wikipedia: Purebred (Dogs) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purebred_(dog)* 100 Years of Breed “Improvement” - http://dogbehaviorscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/100-years-of-breed-improvement/* Wikipedia: Kennel Club - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennel_club* Wikipedia: Pedigree Dogs Exposed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedigree_Dogs_Exposed
  • A Mission To Save Real Jewish Delis, A Dying Breed

    10/15/2009 9:40:55 AM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 1,536+ views
    NPR ^ | 14 Oct 2009 | Greg Miller
    The other day, deep in Rego Park, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Stanley Moscowitz and Walter Israel sat down at a Formica table for lunch at Ben's Best Kosher Deli on Queens Boulevard. Moscowitz, who's 53 and grew up in nearby Forest Hills, ordered first: matzo ball, tip of the tongue, roast beef, rye, Russian, onions and Dr. Brown's diet cherry drink. Israel ordered pastrami on rye bread. His son Jason ordered pastrami on white. In his defense, Jason did not ask for mayonnaise, but the combination of pastrami and white bread enjoys a certain...
  • Which Breed Of Dog Is Most Aggressive?

    07/08/2008 10:10:23 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 80 replies · 28,267+ views
    local6 ^ | 09-July-2008
    They may not look as threatening as some of the larger canine, but research revealed that the dachshund is the most aggressive breed of dog. Citing a study published by Applied Animal Behavior Science, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that one in five dachshunds has bitten or tried to bite strangers, and one in 12 has shown aggression toward its owners. The study involved researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. About 6,000 dog owners were questioned about their dogs' behavior. Thirty-three breeds were ranked on their aggression. Ranking below the dachshund was an even smaller dog, the Chihuahua....
  • Woman mauled by home-invading pit bulls

    08/21/2007 8:00:32 PM PDT · by paulat · 447 replies · 6,281+ views
    KING5 ^ | 8/21-07 | KING5.com Staff
    Woman mauled by home-invading pit bulls 07:45 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 KING5.com Staff Animal control officers say the victim was covered in blood after the dogs attacked PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - In what deputies describe as the worst mauling they've ever seen, two pit bulls entered a Wauna-area home via the pet door and attacked a woman in her bed. Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman Ed Troyer said a neighbor's Jack Russell terrier also entered the home in the 10600 block of 132nd St. Court NW through the dog door and the pit bulls attacked the terrier...
  • The Shame Of Al Gore (Only a special breed of demons, apparently, can explain him.)

    02/18/2006 12:03:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies · 2,135+ views
    <p>Leadership: What possesses a former vice president of the U.S. to travel to the birthplace of Islamist terrorism and denounce his country? Only a special breed of demons, apparently, can explain Al Gore.</p> <p>The chief demon, of course, surely must be Gore's continuing quest for the presidency. Embittered he may well be by his loss of the highest office six years ago. But showing such supreme disloyalty to his country, as he did in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, cannot be condoned as an honorable means of pursuing the prize once more.</p>
  • Ten foot tall "LIGER" - part lion; part tiger; weighs half a ton and is still growing!

    05/27/2005 4:44:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 171 replies · 48,452+ views
    Email | MAY 27, 2005 | Unknown
    How's this for size? The 10ft Liger who's still growing... He looks like something from a prehistoric age or a fantastic creation from Hollywood. But Hercules is very much living flesh and blood - as he proves every time he opens his gigantic mouth to roar. Part lion, part tiger, he is not just a big cat but a huge one,standing 10ft tall on his back legs. Called a liger, in reference to his crossbreed parentage, he is the largest of all the cat species. On a typical day he will devour 200 lb of meat, usually beef or chicken,...
  • A dog's breed is as bad as a bite for some insurers

    02/15/2005 3:08:22 AM PST · by beaversmom · 171 replies · 3,475+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | February 15, 2005 | Candace Heckman
    SUQUAMISH -- The Pattens thought they were insurance-savvy, avoiding homeowner's claims by paying for repairs and household accidents. But a month ago, Mathew Patten and Wiccan York-Patten discovered that they had been dropped by their insurer two months earlier because of the family pet, an aging German shepherd named Allison. Allison had never hurt anybody, but the insurance company deemed her an "unacceptable liability exposure." Not only because she is a dog, but because she is a German shepherd. Some insurers have prohibited homeowners from harboring dangerous dogs for years. But in the past five years, some companies have developed...
  • Protect your pet from being labeled "Bad Breed"

    12/30/2002 10:19:34 AM PST · by Alylonee · 104 replies · 1,120+ views
    THERE is a knock at the door. A uniformed official says he has come to take your dog. The dog has done nothing wrong, but his breed has been outlawed in the town where you live. You've had this dog since he was a puppy. He is obedience-trained, licensed and vaccinated. He never runs loose. He has never bitten anybody. And you love him. But it's bye-bye, Buffy, if he's the "wrong" breed. All over this country - and in Allegheny County - owners of pit bull terriers and rottweilers have been ordered to get rid of them or have...
  • Breed Specific Legislation

    12/24/2002 1:45:31 PM PST · by Alylonee · 4 replies · 333+ views
    pitbullsontheweb ^ | ? | pitbullsontheweb
    BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION "Legislation is due, laws are in order, and the situation is out of hand. Let's be sure of our focus. Laws are for humans, not for animals who have no say about the captive environment they must endure." Rod Jones Banning Pit Bulls would be like banning cars because people get killed in car accidents! Who's responsible, the car or the driver/manufacturer? All cars can be deadly in the wrong hands or if built with defective parts. Same thing with dogs... Pit Bulls are no more responsible for the way they are bred, raised and trained, than...
  • Russians Breed Superdog With A Jackal's Nose For Bombs And Drugs

    12/14/2002 4:49:30 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 673+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-15-2002 | Ben Aris
    Russians breed superdog with a jackal's nose for bombs and drugs By Ben Aris in Moscow (Filed: 15/12/2002) Part Siberian husky, part Turkmen jackal - a super sniffer dog with an enhanced sense of smell was unleashed last week by the Russian airline Aeroflot in its fight against terrorists and drug smugglers. The animals are the product of a Russian scientific research project, launched 27 years ago, to produce the ultimate sniffer dog. Their breeders claim that they are much more effective than the labradors or alsatians that are more commonly used in the West. A name for the new...
  • Iowa man hoping to moooove into tiny cow business

    06/21/2002 12:07:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 31 replies · 744+ views
    The Nando Times ^ | FR Post 6-21-02 | AP
    Iowa man hoping to moooove into tiny cow business   The Associated Press ROCKWELL, Iowa (June 17, 2002 10:09 a.m. EDT) - Dustin Pillard is betting his farm on compact cows. Pillard has 50 tiny cows on his northern Iowa farm, all about 3 feet tall. He's hoping they'll catch on as pets, and so far inquiries have come in from as far as Europe, Mexico and Argentina. "I like them," said Pillard, 30. "If nobody else does, that doesn't really bother me. We're breeding just for the novelty end of it." The smallest full-grown animal is a 3-year-old...