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Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race
Author and legal scholar Ian Haney López tells Bill that dog whistle politics is “the dark magic” by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests. View Comments. READ THE TRANSCRIPT. PRINT TRANSCRIPT.
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What Makes an Aggressive Dog, and How You Can Spot One
Which dog is most likely to bite you? To answer that question, don't look at the dog, British researchers say. Instead, look at the owner standing beside it. A dog's breed is only one of many factors that influence its capacity for aggression
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Dog Whistle Politics: What if Only White People Voted?
The reality is that the Democratic Party has had a structural disadvantage among white voters that is, at least in part, a result of the success of Republicans' “Southern Strategy” — dog whistle politics. While Obama got 39 percent of the white vote
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Let’s Play Headline BINGO: This Story Involves a Dog, a Blind Woman, and a Nudist Colony

In most neighborhoods, you’ll get in significantly more trouble for walking with no clothes on than for simply taking the dog out for a stroll. That’s true even where I live, and I reside in freaking Berkeley. Around here, you can get away with almost anything so long as you sort your recycling correctly.

But for Sharon Fowler, the situation is the exact opposite. She rents a condominium in a nudist colony, and while she’s quite free to take a walk in the buff, the management of Paradise Lakes Resort (NSFW link) wants her black Lab, Laura, gone, on the grounds that she exceeds the 25-pound limit for pets.

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But Laura isn't just a pet. She's a service animal who helps Fowler get around every day. A condition called Churg-Strauss Syndrome, which causes blood vessels to inflame and cut off circulation to organs, has blinded her, and she is in the process of going deaf. Since she was diagnosed four years ago, she has undergone 13 operations; she takes 15 medications daily.

"Laura is literally Sharon's lifeline to the outside world," her husband, Craig, says. "It keeps her from being restricted, and able to function. As long as Sharon is with Laura, I have no worries. I know she is in more than capable paws."

The Paradise Lakes Condominium Association doesn't see it that way. In August 2012, it sent a letter to the Fowlers' landlord, telling him not to rent to the couple because of the dog. If he did, the association said, he would be fined $ 50 per day.

When the Fowlers moved into the community, they were required to complete an application and undergo a background check, during which they they disclosed Laura's weight (about 70 pounds), and Sharon's need for her. But since then, the management has demanded more documentation about Sharon's medical condition. Shortly after the letter was sent to her landlord, Sharon Fowler went into the office to deal with an unrelated matter. The manager, she says, began questioning her about her condition and why she needed Laura.

"I was in tears and becoming hysterical," she told the Tampa Tribune. "It was intimidation. He was drilling me and drilling me over and over again."

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The Fowlers are now embroiled in a lawsuit with Paradise Lakes, seeking $ 15,000 and to be allowed to stay in their condominium.

"She wants injunctive relief to make sure she doesn't get harassed anymore," the Fowler's attorney, Jessica Thorson, said. "[S]he's also seeking damages for her mental anguish and her humiliation for just being harassed this whole time, and under the Fair Housing Act, she can seek that."

Paradise Lakes has not made any statements to the press while the litigation is going on.

"People need to know you don't treat people like this," Sharon Fowler said. "Paradise Lakes needs to know, I may be sick, I may be legally blind, but I'm not going to back down. They're not going to bully me."

Via Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Tribune

 

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Older Dogs Health Problems

Older dogs health problems can start occurring as soon as a dog is eight to ten years old, depending upon the breed of the animal. The most common health issues in older dogs include arthritis, heart disease, dental problems, and diabetes.

Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions that affects older dogs. About one in every five pet dogs will develop some form of arthritis during its lifetime. And like arthritis in humans, arthritis in dogs cannot be cured. The good news is that arthritis in dogs is not inevitably hopeless. There are effective treatments on the market today that can help ease your dog’s symptoms, allowing your pet to live a longer, active life.

There are several causes for arthritis in dogs. The condition can be genetic, as is the case with hip dysplasia, and it can also develop as the result of an infection or an immune disorder that affects the dog’s joints.

Symptoms of arthritis in dogs include: weight gain not caused by excessive overeating, sleeping much more than usual, a decreased interest in playing or going on walks, favoring one leg more than the others, hesitancy climbing or going down stairs, acting less alert, having a lot of difficulty standing, and appearing to suffer from pain in the joints.

If the arthritis is not severe and advanced to the point that your dog cannot walk at all without the aid of braces or a wheelchair, the best thing you can do for your pet is to put it on a daily regimen of Winston’s Joint System, an all-natural formula developed by a Naturopathic Doctor to heal his own dog. For over 20 years this proven formula has been bringing relief from pain and stiffness to all breeds and ages of dogs.

Older dogs are very susceptible to the development of heart disease, including heart attacks, strokes, and congestive heart failure. Serious heart problems occur more frequently in overweight dogs. An older dog’s diet needs to be low in carbohydrates and fats, and it needs a moderate exercise program so it will be less likely to develop a heart condition.

After a dog reaches the age of 3 or 4 it will often develop dental problems. This happens when a dog doesn’t receive proper dental hygiene during its younger years. Adding kibble to a dog’s canned food diet will help keep its teeth and gums healthy. The slight tooth abrasion offered by dry dog food cannot be achieved when a dog eats a diet consisting solely of soft or wet food.

Plaque deposits on a dog’s teeth can easily turn into tartar which can’t be removed by simple brushing. Tartar buildup is the beginning of gum and periodontal disease. A dog with periodontal disease is susceptible to other internal health problems because bacteria can easily enter the dog’s system through its receding gums. Some dog chew treats have abrasive surfaces that help remove plaque deposits and keep a dog’s teeth healthy.

Some older dogs’ health problems include a lack of control over their bladder and they will urinate in the house. In addition to being caused by aging, urinating (or defecating) in the house may also be an indication of a urinary infection or some other medical condition like colitis, hormonal imbalance, kidney problems or diabetes.

Older dogs are more susceptible to developing diabetes, especially a dog that is obese. Diabetes is caused by an increased level of glucose in the blood that the body is unable to properly assimilate. A dog may need insulin shots or other prescription medicine to manage the diabetes.

Older dogs can also have hearing or vision problems just as older humans often do. If you are responsible for an older dog you need to be aware of the serious problems that can affect a dog’s health simply because it has grown old.

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Topical Research for Speech Writing : Speech Writing: Topical Research

There are many sources for researching speeches. Know which ones are reliable and which aren’t. Get tips on topical research for speech writing with tips fro…

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Sweet German Shepherd Husky Puppy Napping

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Okay everybody in Walmart please be quiet! Cute little German Shepherd, Husky puppy Otto is trying to nap!

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Simba

This poodle is tiny -  one of the smallest I’ve seen. He was out walking with the young children of his family and the family nanny who told me he came from America and cost $ 6,000. Simba lives in Monaco and is 5 years old.

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Lesson 39, CNA Training – Topical Application of Medication to Skin [Part2]

http://www.freecnatrainingguide.com/ – Lesson 39, Topical Application of Medication to Skin – Part 2. Free CNA Training & CNA Certification Videos.

Status of my topical steroid withdrawal at about 20 months.
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DIY Tutorial // Painted Bulletin Board

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

Although it may not seem possible in the midst of this crazy winter weather, spring is just a few weeks away.  And like many people, when spring is approaching, I feel a sudden need to get things organized.  I have a very tiny office space, and it fills up quickly with business cards, notes to myself, reminders on scraps of paper, and other bits and pieces that don’t really have anywhere specific to go.  I’ve also had a big white space on the wall that has been screaming for something to fill it for months.  I decided that the perfect solution to both of these problems was to take a boring old bulletin board and make it pretty.

I love the way that gold and black look together (you can see how I spruced up mason jars with this combination here), so I decided to pair those together along with some nice clean white and paint a simple, colorblock style pattern on a plain bulletin board using some acrylic paints.  I loved the way it turned out!  This project is an easy, super affordable way not only to transform an old cork board, but also to add a fun accent piece to your office space, kitchen, or bedroom.  And if you’re not into this particular color combination or it doesn’t go with your space, you can use any color paints you like!

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean
  • A plain bulletin/cork board
  • ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Multi-Surface with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector 
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Sponge Paint Brushes
  • A palette or paper plate for your paints

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

1. Tear off a piece of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Multi-Surface with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector and place at a vertical angle on the bulletin board, making sure it goes all the way around the top and bottom edges of the frame. 

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean
DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

2. Put pieces of newspaper or paper bags under the bulletin board, and use your sponge brushes to paint the taped off section with your gold paint, including the frame.  Allow to dry, then apply another coat. 

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

3. Once both coats of gold paint have thoroughly dried, remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

4. Apply a piece of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape at a horizontal angle from the left edge of the bulletin board (around the frame) to the edge of the gold paint.  Then carefully apply another piece along the edge of the gold (so that it is on top of the gold paint and lines up with the edge) from where the first piece of tape ends down around the bottom the frame. (Note: before applying tape to freshly painted surfaces, make sure to allow for 24 hours of dry time.)

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

5. Paint the taped off section with the white paint, including the frame.  Allow to dry, then apply another coat.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

6. Once both coats of white paint have thoroughly dried, remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.  

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

7. Apply a piece of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape at a vertical angle, parallel to the edge of the gold paint, from the top of the bulletin board (around the edge of the frame), down to the top edge of the white paint.  Then apply another piece along the edge of the gold, and one more along the top edge of the white. (Note: before applying tape to freshly painted surfaces, make sure to allow for 24 hours of dry time.)

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

8. Paint the taped off section with the black paint, including the frame.  Allow to dry, then apply another coat.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

9. Remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and admire your finished board!

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean
DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

10. Hang your fancy new bulletin board on the wall and pin away.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

If you try this project I’d love to see pictures!

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May 19, About Best Dog Food Guide – and me

About Best Dog Food Guide tells you more about me, my website and how to contact me. So… see you on the other side ;-) .
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Blondie

Some cool Lice images:

Blondie
Lice

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Esther of Fleas & Lice

1965 07 23 21-24
Lice

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It will be easier to read in Original resolution.

A Jingle to the Colonial Louse
(No apologies to polite ears)
A life of greed Colonial Louse
stuffing your guts with brussels sprouts,
golf and gin you arrogant breed
on what else does your belly feed?
Fat bug!
From Colonial Louse we understand
natives blow their nose in hand,
but what of your civilising spree
swiping grub from every tree?
Swollen bug!
When infant dies of broken tummy
ain’t children dying bloody funny,
has Colonial louse his fill?
no! the god-fearing louse is gorging still.
Bloated bug!
A life of greed Colonial louse
pewking in your summer house,
be-gloved, be-jeweled, tie-fidgeting breed,
beware! we know on what you feed…
Pop!
Eat a goose or eat a mouse, the end is now you Colonial louse.
A.N.C. KUMALO

Lausburg
Lice

Image by Roberto Verzo
Built to remind the residents of the vine louse. Phylloxera, the vine louse wiped out 90% of Europe’s vineyards at the end of the 19th century when it was imported to southern France on some native North American vine cuttings.
Location: Sooss – Lower Austria

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