Marshal shoots dog at Mansfield family’s home while searching for fugitive

Originally posted on fox8.com:

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MANSFIELD, Ohio- A local family is speaking out after a federal marshal shot their dog at their house Wednesday night.

Destiny Harvey said her dog Shady, a 3-year-old Labrador-Mastiff mix, was shot in the neck by a U.S. Marshal with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Marshals were inquiring about the whereabouts of a fugitive on South Foster Street in Mansfield.

“They said he charged them, but I doubt he did that.  He just barks a lot,” Harvey said.

Harvey said her 13-year-old brother answered the front door.

“He said the cops came and knocked on the door, and asked him to put the dogs out. He put one dog that can’t walk very well into my mom’s room.  And then he let the other dog out back, not knowing there were officers in the back yard,” Harvey said.

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Isaiah Rider speaks out on DCFS

Originally posted on A Miracle for US:

URGENT UPDATE:

Need everyone in the country to PRAY for what the state of Illinois is doing to Isaiah Rider RIGHT NOW!

Details to come, but it is time to go to the White House with the atrocities being committed against this family: Please world – take note of what is happening to Isaiah for the past year, and will update on what is being done to him NOW

APRIL 14, 2015 is one year anniversary of Isaiah’s Medical Kidnap

Just days after 17-year old ISAIAH RIDER was made a permanent ward of the state of Illinois, a state he DOES NOT reside in, a state he only visited in order to have surgery – – – he speaks out: “DCFS, do you understand how much worse the kids lives are when you take them away, how much worse my life got?” 

“I hope every one of you sees this…

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Supreme Court Releases Written Decision In Cassandra C. Case

Originally posted on Appealingly Brief!:

On January 8, 2015, the Supreme Court heard expedited oral arguments in In re: Cassandra C, the case involving a 17-year-old adolescent who claimed the right to refuse life-saving chemotherapy for her Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Only minutes after the oral argument concluded, the court issued a brief oral ruling from the bench in which the justices unanimously rejected Cassandra C.’s argument that the court should adopt the so-called “mature minor” doctrine.  The court said that a formal written opinion would follow.  Today, the court issued its written opinion.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

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This was my favorite movie from my teen years.

Originally posted on Gareth Rhodes Film Reviews:

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Directed by James Cameron. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Earl Boen and Joe Morton.

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If someone told me “Terminator 2 is the greatest film ever made“, I wouldn’t argue. It is the kind of film that has you blindly spewing sentences like that, such is its vast, enduring appeal. I must have enjoyed it a dozen times, by now, but with each repeat viewing, I marvel at its many achievements. With Aliens (1986), James Cameron proved he could continue a story in a new and interesting way. Returning to his own baby, Cameron’s sequel to his 1984 sci-fi horror is a tour-de-force of high spectacle, invention, and just downright thrills.

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns on top billing as the Terminator, travelling through time to intercept John Connor (Edward Furlong). Joining him is Robert Patrick’s T-1000, a new and improved liquid…

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SC Pound Policy: Take Newborn Kittens Away from Nursing Mothers and Kill Them

Originally posted on YesBiscuit!:

Mama cat and newborn kittens, saved by a member of the public.  Because kittens.  (photo by Casey post) Mama cat and newborn kittens, saved by a member of the public in Ohio. Because kittens. (photo by Casey Post)

The Greenville Co pound in SC has implemented two new policies concerning cats:

1. Kittens born at the pound who weigh less than 100 grams will be taken from their mothers and killed immediately.  The reason, as stated in an e-mail written by Susan Bufano, the community relations coordinator for the Greenville Co pound, in response to a concerned citizen:

It is not a normal, healthy birth weight and our vet has determined that they will probably not survive.

“Probably not” indicates to me an inherent admission that there is some hope for survival. And I think that hope is very reasonable, considering the following:

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High school student sent home because of her ‘non-natural hair color’

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Because unnatural hair is a real threat to school safety.

Originally posted on WGN-TV:

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A high school student in St. Louis was sent home because her hair was “not a natural color” and violated the school’s dress code.

Savannah Keesee, a junior at West County High School in St. Francois County, spent Tuesday at home in Irondale because of her hair color.

“She just wanted it a little bit different. We had a bunch of snow days, and did some girl stuff and dyed her hair,” Savannah’s mother, Sheri Keesee, told KTVI.

The permanent auburn dye turned Savannah’s natural red hair a little brighter than expected, but Savannah says she didn’t expect the principal to object.

“He goes, ‘Your hair is really bright.’ I said, ok, he goes, ‘You need to call your mom and have her come pick you up,’” Savannah recalled. “I tried to go back today and he said I couldn’t stay because my…

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A 7-year-old kid wrote to Michelle Obama to tell her she’s “ruined Taco Tuesday” at school

Originally posted on Rare:

Seven-year-old Richard Klibert, who goes by “Trip,” wrote a letter to First Lady Michelle Obama in November to inform her that she’s “ruined Taco Tuesday.”

The LaPlace, Louisiana second grader wasn’t a fan of the new tortillas or the pizza crusts being doled out at St. Joan of Arc School.

Klibert dictated the letter to his mom, The Times-Picayune reported, and then he wrote it out himself.

Dear Mrs. Obama,

Thank you for trying to make my school lunch better, but you have ruined Taco Tuesday. Please bring back the old taco shell. I miss them. Also, the pizza is terrible. If you would like to try the new tacos, I will buy you lunch.

Thank you,

Trip Klibert.

Michelle Obama did respond to Trip’s letter in January, thanked him for his feedback said adjusting to new things can be difficult.

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Wyoming makes it legal to buy food directly from your neighbors and local farm

Originally posted on Rare:

In a win for farmers, deliciousness, and just plain common sense, Wyoming’s governor signed a bill this week which will “stop overregulation of locally produced foods” by making it illegal for the state government to require “licensure, permitting, certification, inspection, packaging, or labeling” when farmers sell food directly to consumers.

In practice, this means that farmers markets and small food stands will be able to proceed without the interference of government busybodies. As the bill explains, its purpose “is to allow for the sale and consumption of homemade foods, and to encourage the expansion of agricultural sales by farmers markets, ranches, farms and home based producers.”

The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Tyler Lindholm, says it will “take local foods off the black market. It will no longer be illegal to buy a lemon meringue pie from your neighbor or a jar of milk from your local farm.”

Constituents like Lisa…

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Update of 2014 horse slaughter statistics

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Why is exporting horses for slaughter still legal?

Originally posted on Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog:

DSC04966The final sad numbers are in for 2014.  You can view the table here.  To quickly summarize, the total number of horses slaughtered in Canada for 2014 was 66,651.  Of those, 40,140 or 60% were from the US.  Please see our previous posting for a more thorough breakdown.

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Fish Creek HMA, Public Comments Due January 23

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If it’s wild and free, let it be.

Originally posted on Wild Horse Education:

Winter 2014, Fish Creek wild horses Winter 2014, Fish Creek wild horses

The Bureau of Land Management has recently released the roundup schedule for winter 2015. http://wildhorseeducation.org/2014/12/20/blm-2015-roundup-plans-begin-with-cawp/

Before a proposed action can occur BLM must generate a “decision” reached through the National Environmental Policy Act or “NEPA.” (For a “crash course” in NEPA go here: http://wildhorseeducation.org/nepa/)

Many of the operations on the schedule will meet their compliance without any need for further public comment like the operation at the Pine Nut HMA (200 wild horses removed, with a 332 target for capture) through a “DNA.” DNA stands for “Determination of NEPA Adequacy,” in BLM terminology that means that plans have been adequately analyzed without the need to generate new analysis. http://wildhorseeducation.org/2014/12/22/what-is-a-wild-horse-dna/

However the Fish Creek HMA has had a new Environmental Assessment (EA) created to address a ten year strategy. The document was just released and public comment is due by January 23.

Fish Creek Summer 2012 Fish Creek HMA…

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