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New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

They can sign legislation, but I hope they will back it up with enforcement. I also agree that the defendants should bear the cost of rehabilitation and re-homing of abused animals.

They should have all their assets seized immediately to pay for the cost of the animals they mistreated. Under the RICO law, the government will seize your assets if you are found to be involved in racketeering. This should be the same.

I will be shocked if this doesn't have grandfather clauses built in, either for specific businesses or ones that were incorporated before a certain date.

This happened in my city with a ban on sales of puppies; apparently selling puppies was bad, but not so bad that a well-connected pet shop owner didn't get a specific exemption.

Yeah because that law wouldn't get abused. At one time people thought civil forfeiture was a good idea too.

A charity that had dozens of Star Wars, Star Trek & Doctor Who toys taken in a burglary has been "overwhelmed" by donations from the public. items were intended to be used to raise money at an event for people with disabilities. more than 500 replacement toys have been donated.

A charity that had dozens of Star Wars, Star Trek & Doctor Who toys taken in a burglary has been "overwhelmed" by donations from the public. items were intended to be used to raise money at an event for people with disabilities. more than 500 replacement toys have been donated.
A charity that had dozens of Star Wars, Star Trek & Doctor Who toys taken in a burglary has been ...

You know, I sympathize with a lot of robbers. I really do. You're beaten, you're down, maybe you have kids to feed. Maybe at some point you got hooked on pain pills for real pain, and you lack the strength to stop; even then, I get it. It's still wrong, but I get it.

But there's lines you don't cross. You don't steal from charity. You don't steal video games from a children's hospital ward (actually happened).

Luckily, for every person who WOULD do such a thing, to break the charitable spirit, there's apparently 500 who would fix it.

Always look for the helpers.

But yeah your point is dead on. What kind of monster hits charities. There are massive corporations that have already factored your theiving ass into the books and you rob toys from a charity for disabled people, that's the rare asshole trifeca.

And now that it is on Reddit, over 5,000 replacement toys have been sent.

I think that's called Christmas.

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial. Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four years.

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial. Australian researchers hail ...

I have a friend who is doing this in CA. First they start with patches on the skin of things the child is mildly allergic to. Then the doctor introduces ingesting small particles of allergens and eventually moves on to ingesting the whole thing. Slowly the body gets used to it. It's amazing that a child who was once highly allergic can now safely eat the same thing that cold have killed him months prior.

Edit- add link to doctor. https://www.oit101.org/research/dr-randhawas-unique-oit-protocol-and-his-approach-to-desensitizat...

Would this same technique work for adults

Also its odd how the body decides that this protien is so bad for you, the only option is to close off your windpipe to protect you.

The study is a little different than what we've been doing in America with immunotherapy, in that it introduces probiotics.

The positive difference with this approach is the "cure" seems to be holding over time for most people.

Doing it without probiotics seems to mean you have to continue to take peanuts every day or the allergy will come back.

I have a pretty bad dust allergy but my schedule didn't work well for allergy shots so they offered me a drug trial. It was basically a dust pill I would put under my tongue. I got removed early from esophagitis but have been symptom free for like 4 or 5 years, the allergy is only recently starting to creep back. Best $300 I ever made.

And I agree with you, histamines are a really weird protein/defense mechanism/sleep-wake regulator

How Free Eyeglasses Are Boosting Test Scores in Baltimore

How Free Eyeglasses Are Boosting Test Scores in Baltimore
How Free Eyeglasses Are Boosting Test Scores in Baltimore

It's really nice to see that what opticians always said gets public attention now in such a good way. This is also why I think glasses should be in every health insurance, in every country, at least for kids.

Glasses aren't part of health insurance?!?

Edit: TIL "vision" & "dental" are separate packages in America and some other countries. "Vision" is included in basic insurance in South Africa.

Greed

I'd like to see the member of the education board who is surprised by this

"Wait... you mean that kids can learn better when they can actually read?!"

Childless seniors being 'adopted' by families

Childless seniors being 'adopted' by families

I did gardening for a guy who was like 85+ . He went to the local Denny's every single day for coffee and ended up being adopted by the manager who worked there. Eventually he sold his house and just moved in to live with her family full time. She had a giant, extended East-Indian family living under one-roof and they just incorporated this elderly white dude into the family structure. He actually had children, but they never came to see him. Nice guy, lots of stories. One thing he did was dismiss the idea of sexual conservatism back in the 40's and 50's. He said everybody was screwing everybody, it was just more hush hush back then. He also built some of the early log-cabins in the local mountains that eventually got turned turned into ski resorts. Those cabins are historical attractions that predated the regional park that eventually took over control of the land. Previously it was known as 'crown land' which meant that nobody really owned it and it technically belonged to 'the crown'. You could just take off into the woods and build a cabin with your buddies and nobody was around to tell you 'No'.

We have some family friends who've basically become my surrogate/adopted grandparents. Their children are happily single and living halfway around the world, so they have nobody to "dote on" and no biological grandchildren in their foreseeable future. I love going to see them because they're literally the coolest people to talk to and I get to have grandparents again (mine passed away a few years back), and they love having me and my siblings around because we're the one thing they've always wanted, but can't have.

I think our bond is also just as strong - if not stronger - than the one I had with my biological grandparents because we chose each other. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adored my actual grandparents, but I visit my adopted grandparents not because I "have to" or because "we're related", but because they love me for the (wierd) way I am and because I love having such genuinely great people in my life.

So yeah, blood relation doesn't have to make families - love does <3

"The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb"

Next headline: MILLENNIALS KILLING NURSING HOMES

These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day

These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day
These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day

This is awesome. I believe a former astronaut received a genius grant for something similar. I'd like to see this technology used for planting native prairie as well, as it is the most endangered ecosystem in the United States.

Hey, that's good!

Fire is a very important part of many ecosystems. A burn every decade or so takes out dead or exceedingly large plants, returns their nutrients to the soil, and allows a greater variety and a more robust ecosystem of plants to grow.

Edit: this might be a good time to mention that the US Forestry Service has historically done an enormous amount of ecological damage by preventing wildfires. We've gotten a lot better about it in recent years, but the damage is done. Preventing natural, healthy wildfires gives certain species the competitive upper hand and can wreak havoc on small plants like grasses and small critters too. Wildfires are not bad, even though they have destructive power.

My dad maintains 10 acres of Wild Prairie Land in the middle of Illinois surrounded by corn and soy. It's the only native Prairie that's untouched for thousands of Acres all around it. It does need to be burnt every few years though.

Lawyer gave up a six-figure salary to become a headteacher in one of the poorest parts of the UK, about to send 95% of pupils to top universities

Lawyer gave up a six-figure salary to become a headteacher in one of the poorest parts of the UK,...

I'm reading the entry requirements to study at that school last year and they look really high. The school may be located in a poor area but it seems like the students weren't exactly under achievers. I'd be curious to see if the entry requirements differed before that guy started and what the number of students going to universities the year before.

The school is a 6th form college who only take final year students who are ready to apply for university. What is happening in the school is fantastic, but it wouldn't be possible unless the students applying were already high achievers on track for university.

You could tell the article was complete bullshit when you saw how short it was.

"In his first year of results 190 of the 200 east London students have been offered places at Russell Group universities."

So really it's nothing to do with him that the results are so high. You can't change things round that quickly, it must have been a brilliant school in the first place.

Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to anti-hate group in aftermath of Charlottesville violence

Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to anti-hate group in aftermath of Charlottesville violence
Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to anti-hate group in aftermath of Charlottesville violence

Full Statement:

I have been horrified by the images of Nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville and I was heartbroken that a domestic terrorist took an innocent life. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer, Lt. Cullen, and Trooper-Pilot Bates.

While these so-called "white nationalists" are lucky to live in a country that defends their right to voice their awful, incorrect, hateful opinions, the rest of us must use our voices and resources to condemn hate and teach tolerance at every opportunity.

My message to them is simple: you will not win. Our voices are louder and stronger. There is no white America - there is only the United States of America. You were not born with these hateful views - you can change, grow, and evolve, and I suggest you start immediately.

Today, I'm sending $100,000 to an anti-hate organization I've worked with for decades - the Simon Wiesenthal Center, named after the great Nazi hunter who I was lucky to call a friend. I have spoken to its founder, Rabbi Marvin Hier, and I know that my contribution can help advance the Center's mission of expanding tolerance through education and fighting hate all over America - in the streets and online. My dream is that all of you will join me in helping your favorite anti-hate organizations in any way you can.

United, we are greater than the hatred we saw this weekend.

While these so-called ‘white nationalists’ are lucky to live in a country that defends their right to voice their awful, incorrect, hateful opinions, the rest of us must use our voices and resources to condemn hate and teach tolerance at every opportunity

Well said. This is the type of leadership the US needs.

Awwww. I'm a little verklempt, which is even the appropriate language!

Hitler was also Austrian, so there's an added bit of meaningfulness there. What a twisted world when a man from Hitler's country has to talk reason into Americans whose country defeated Hitler's army of racist supremacists......I can't get my mind around this insanity...........

EDIT: Just woke up to gold! Danke freundlicher fremder! :-D

Interesting fact: Schwarzenegger's home town had named a stadium after him, but then changed it because he refused to call off the death penalty as Governor. Austrians take human rights very seriously.

College football player who helps kids in need surprised with scholarship

College football player who helps kids in need surprised with scholarship
College football player who helps kids in need surprised with scholarship

Fleck said after the surprise. “He could easily just not do it and nobody would ever say anything, and all he does is continue to keep his oar in the water, (and) live that holistic life academically, athletically, socially and spiritually.”

Amazing. I hope he continues doing good things after he graduates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4znQfYy_Ha8

Video of the reveal

I love these videos so damn much. You know the kid has worked his ass off to get it and it usually shows in their reaction.

That coach has something special within him too. Credit to the program for actively supporting such a great cause & man

Dog who was dumped over a fence and left to die gets nursed back to health thanks to £8,000 of donations

Dog who was dumped over a fence and left to die gets nursed back to health thanks to £8,000 of do...

Why do people do this?! Seriously, there are shelters for a reason. At the very least be considerate of another life... it is usually less than an hour's drive!

My guess is there's no punishment, or that there is but its incredibly difficult to prove. This really needs to be fixed. I'm with ya, I'm personally sick and tired of hearing stories of animal abuse, and no follow up stories of how the abusers are brought to justice for their crimes.

Also, some shelters charge a "intake fee", which is why animals just get dumped. "i'm getting rid of it anyway, i'm not going to pay money so a shelter will take the animal for me". Horrible.

I took a cat from a neighbor that was going to dump it on the freeway because the shelter said she had to donate a bag of cat food if she dropped it off there and that was "too much trouble". That was a great cat and we got a wonderful 14 years with her after taking her in.

My mom rescued a bag of kittens that someone was going to throw in a lake. So, yeah. People suck sometimes.

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