@Eric Tullis - I think that's a great idea, I wonder what that incentive could look like. Right now the city has the second mortgage program for the Southside Development (https://durhamnc.gov/449/Buying-a-Home) but I'm not sure how many people are taking advantage of that program.
What do you think that incentive would have to look like?
I see that as usual a few of the 'regulars' from the anti-pit bull camp are posting here and in their usual obnoxious, accusatory and hateful manner. One of the things that I have Ms. Dickey to thank for, besides her very thoroughly researched well executed book, is how she helped me see that engaging these people, the anti-pit bull campaigners , in any effort to impart factual inforation to them is an exercise in futility.
These people have no interest in anything that doesn't support their beliefs and there's nothing any of us can do about it. However the energy that we might waste on engaging them in a war of words no one wins can much better be spent in more productive ways.
First all we who have dogs that might even remotely be taken for being a pit bull type dog must at all costs and put every effort into helping our dogs be ambassadors for all pit bull type dogs everywhere AND then get out into the public so as many people as possible can see what wonderful, safe and well behaved dogs we have BECAUSE we choose to be responsible dog owners. Secondly we most promote responsible dog ownership to all dog owners that have all kinds of dogs; and if nothing else lead by example. Third we need to lobby our local city councils and animal control agencies to create and enforce comprehensive non-breed specific dangerous dog ordinances that hold dog owners responsible for their dogs behavior. Fourth we should encourage and support our local animal welfare related agencies to educate the public on the importance of responsible dog ownership to include easily affordable or free programs to spay/neuter and training/behavioral assistance in order foster a safer community in relation to dog related injuries. Fifth but not last by any means begin or support public service programs in schools helping children learn how to interact with dogs in a way that is safe for humans and humane for dogs.
In the end it must be up to those of us who are more interested in fixing the problem of dog aggression and the result of it than we are in blaming a certain kind of dog for the behavior it is allowed by humans to engage in to remedy this issue. It is NOT an impossible task and daylight is burning while we waste our energy on people who are purposefully ignorant of the real reason why dogs harm other living things.
See how Democrat sheep just spout the line they're told, as if it's Gospel!
Were they to actually read up on the subject they would know the Senate is under no obligation to even hear the list of nominees, much less approve of them. Dems did this many times in the last months of a Repub President; no nominees were even considered.
Pretty sure that's not actually Pat McCrory in the lead picture.
This is appalling. That's really all I can say about it.
As a veteran of the restaurant business, I don't see anything here that strikes me as inaccurate.
I have never met a pit bull who didn't think he or she was a lap dog. All that licking immediately puts me in a better mood.
This is infuriating. Millions in lost revenue just so our ass backwards legislature can discriminate against people. Throw the bums out.
I was attacked by a pit-bull rottweiler mix, and got it to HALT
just before it got to
me on a run;
DOGS OF WAR?
The command "HRAUS" is the German command to release the Dogs of War,
from which comes the term "HARASS"
so when a cop sicced a dog on me with the command "HRAUS"
when I walked home past his house,
that was true harassment, in its most primitive form.
Fortunately, I've known attack dog trainers, and when I said "HALT"
with the German pronunciation, the dog halted and sat down.
The dog was better trained than its owner,
whose wife (also a cop) referred to
a couple of elderly women sitting on their porceh as "Porch Monkeys".
Jamie Javier, check out a swimmer at Harvard named Schuyler Bailar. First openly trans college athlete that was openly welcomed after transitioning.
bullcitygirl and Gladdek
more to your points, there should be an initiative or more of a city-wide effort to get more black middle class families to invest in this area by renovating and moving into these properties. Of course, these families would require sort of incentive, but the city could provide that too.
I have two pitbull-type dogs, but I partially agree with Carolyn's points. One of the dogs is an absolute angel. However, the one other one pledged allegiance to ISIS and crossed the border into Syria.
Noted. Excellent use of your English degree. Now shuffle on back to the kitchen and get my vegan bacon.
@bullcitygirl - Preservation Durham is working on a project called Preservation Equity that is trying to build ties in that neighborhood and help current homeowners take advantage of historic tax credits to fix up their own homes. If you still have ties to the neighborhood it would be great if you could reach out to the director, Ben Filippo Ben@preservationdurham.org
It's crucial for PD to have the trust of the neighborhood for this project to work.
Lol of course the author wasn't afraid to speak their mind. Thats what the internet is for. People get really honest when they can be anonymous. But yeah people at brunch can be jerks.
Exelente comida lo recomiendo..
I will be looking for this book, can't wait to read!!....When I got my girl, I also got a book along with her (Animal Planet)...this book was spot on with many things about these dogs, I loved it!
And I will add....I have a wonderful, happy, gentle Staffy....she was almost put down because of the hate spews of the ignorant, but I ignored(my husband had said no because of all the negative he heard about them) and went full force ahead and my girl is 7 yrs old and counting, with never a mishap as what some say they WILL do.
Thank-You for writing this book
Former waiter to confirm: working brunch sucks. Former dishwasher chiming in: washing dishes for a brunch buffet is like a million times worse.
I agree 100% that the collage team should be inclusive. I mean, come on! Women and men can use the same scissors and glue, people! Everything else you said was fucking stupid.
Let's just see how it goes when a trans-gendered former boys high school basketball player from Virginia shows up and makes 69 points a game on the girls basketball team! Another runs track while a third joins the girls swim team. Just wait untill they get all the scholarships and peoples daughters get to try and beat Michelle, Janie and Lisa (formally known as Mike,James and Larry). That will be a real hoot. Women are just as good as men at everything so we should just have one collage team and make it unisex with no preferences given to sex so everyone is treated equal. Your daughter can easily out-run, out-swim and out-play men at basketball can't she? The trans-gendered females should have to play the girls on a level playing field. I have faith that some young man out there somewhere that can be competitive against girls. The good part is transgender former males in high-school that can't quite get a scholarship on the mans team for some reason might be able to shine as a woman once she is more comfortable about her identity. Then "she" might get a chance to play after all, but only if "she" can somehow compete on the girls team. Then she can have her collage paid for and get the social protections entitled to a woman.
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