Apr 12, 2010
commented on Book Review: Lost States
Rather than split up states like Washington and California, how about we combine some of the big empty squares in the middle of the country like say Montana and the Dakotas, that combined have a population only a little over 2 million, or Idaho and Wyoming, also about 2 million combined, yet still get 2 senators each (invariably republican). The combined population of the "BIG SQUARES" in the middle of the country represents about half the U.S. land mass but only about 15% of the total U.S. population and are dominated by fundamentalist christians and big corporate interests like mining and agriculture. This effectively hands the republican party a third of the senate, which they've been holding hostage for decades.
Apr 12, 2010
commented on How to Defeat Someone Made Furious by "How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands"
Although I know and have had pitbulls that were great pets, I have no problem with the title of the article as I've also encountered just as many pitbulls that were dangerous animals, usually because their owners made them dangerous through abuse and training. These same bad owners got a pitbull to begin with because of their brutal reputation, a reputation that's not completely unwarranted as I've seen several situations where 2 un-neutered pitbull males attacked each other on site without provocation. Any large breed bull terrier (pitbull, rottweiler, american bulldog, staffordshire bull terrier, etc.) should be carefully trained and always kept on a leash when not in a fenced area. Although they can be great and very loyal pets they are potentially dangerous regardless of what any pitbull enthusiast has to say about it.