I am surprised that the DV would even publish such nonsense. It is common knowledge that amphibians, such as turtles, can carry salmonella. And who in their right mind doesn't wash their hands after handling the litter box? But by lumping all the animals together, is just irresponsible, and bad reporting. Of course, those with compromised immunity need to be more careful, but I think they are in more danger being around kids whose parents think nothing of sending their sick kids to school or other adults who don't want to use a sick day when they should. View Comment
That is not the point. Nobody should be subjected to humiliation and cruelty such as that. This is 2015, not the 1960s in the Deep South. Too bad we DO need laws to keep that sort of thing from happening.
The big difference is that in most states, there are laws that state that you cannot discriminate based upon race, nationality, religion, gender, age OR sexual orientation. In Indiana, the "sexual orientation" part was not included. So under this law, anybody can discriminate based upon sexual orientation. They need to fix that, pronto. Once that happens, then this new law will not have the same ramifications. On ABC news last night they stated that there would be some progress made on this within the next week. The Governor refuses to change the Religious Freedom law, but he will have to agree to amend the list of those against whom they cannot discriminate. They need to do this immediately. View Comment
Cannot even imagine this. I grew up on Adelphi Avenue. How can it be that nobody saw any signs of this coming on? Having marital problems (as was reported to be the case) is one thing. But to kill your children and pets?? So horribly sad. View Comment
Actually, they WERE wrong, and admitted as much. I, for one, am thrilled. Yes, it was very stressful, but I much prefer digging out a few inches vs a couple of feet. Better safe than sorry, yes, but there were things that could have been done differently. Closing the roads down was understandable, but there was also no time forecasted (that I know of) for their re-opening. I think that the politicians did what they had to, based upon the forecasts. It could have been crippling and much more dangerous. We should be grateful instead of complaining. Many others were not that lucky. View Comment
Somebody commented "Really, who cares?". Well, if the allegations are true, I am sure the women care. Quite a bit. Not a terribly sensitive comment.
Either way, it's a very sad situation. Horrible if he is guilty, and horrible if he is not. Ah, the power of the media and internet. Mixed blessing. View Comment
I ALWAYS re-use plastic bags. I don't use large trash bags because I don't have huge amounts of garbage, and I take it out every other day or so. For me to be forced to use big trash bags that have practically nothing in them and throw them out every day is more wasteful/harmful to the environment than the way I currently use them. The dirty litter goes in them, food garbage etc. In the town I live in, you cannot recycle plastic bags, which I don't understand. I would think that would make things a lot easier and they wouldn't be burned as trash. I hope they can find a happy medium. It's ridiculous.
Seriously. $1200 of meat??? At first I thought it might be a case of a minimum wage employee who wasn't able to feed his family. I try to give people the benefit of a doubt. But $1200 worth? Seriously?? And he looks like a pretty slim dude. Where on earth did he hide it? Did he think nobody would notice the extra 50 pounds he put on since the beginning of his shift? Arrrgh. View Comment
Good grief. This week is just chock full of Westchester thieves getting nailed. A prominent attorney, a prominent publisher and now the beauty queen who is stealing from a group home? Shameful. View Comment