(Jared Meyer) In over 10,000 cities in all 50 states, the online platform Rover offers pet owners the ability to connect with walkers and sitters with the ease that characterizes the growing sharing economy. There are over 100,000 people who earn money by working with the platform and Rover is just one of many “pet sharing” sites.
My Commentary: But, without government, who would run a legal extortion racket that not only disenfranchises individuals from self-employment, but also artificially eliminates competition for larger businesses, in the process?
A “cyanide bomb” planted by U.S. predator-control agents targeting coyotes near homes and hiking trails in Idaho exploded when a boy handled the device, injuring him and killing his dog, authorities and relatives said on Friday.
Canyon Mansfield, 14, was playing with his yellow Labrador retriever, Casey, on Thursday afternoon near his home east of Pocatello when he saw what he thought was a sprinkler head on the ground and touched the device, causing it to detonate.
The explosion sprayed the boy and his 3-year-old, 90-pound (40 kg) pet with toxic cyanide gas, according to the boy’s mother, Theresa Mansfield.
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Anarchy Girl,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“A dog is able to learn up to 250 words and gestures. A dog can count up to five and can perform simple math. Equivalent human age: 3. A cat doesn’t give a fuck and is sick of your shit. Equivalent human age: 42”
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family, after I posted aphotobeing shared by the page, “Being Classically Liberal“…
“Found lost dog (Wichita): Found this little guy yesterday. He has been roaming the streets in our neighborhood and we finally caught him. Possible abuse because he is aggressive. Want to rehome him since our dogs do not seem to like him and growls back at them. I think he would do good in a home with no kids and someone who can give him lots of love.”
Greg L.: Isn’t that a fox?
Rayn: A coyote. 🙂
Tammy S.: It’s not a dog?! So it can’t be in anyone’s home. Thought it was a dog. Well he/she belongs in the wild.
Rayn: This reminds me of another classic:
“Cat found! I found this guy the other day on my back porch. I tried feeding him and it turns out that he is not very friendly because I think he may be scared. Not quite sure the breed but I am assuming he is part Siamese. I have him in a crate because he is not really house broken. If he is yours please reply.”
(Matt Agorist) A Washington man was just granted $100,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit after police were seen on dashcam, repeatedly punching him, repeatedly tasering him, and allowing their K9 to maul him continuously in spite of appearing unconscious.
On Aug. 22, 2014, the victim, Linson Tara was found dancing in a freight yard. Tara was not violent, and when police arrived, the dashcam shows him standing there with one hand on his hip and another in the air.
As police attempt to walk Tara over to the vehicle, they quickly become violent. At most, Tara had merely pulled his arm away from the officer before he was placed in a headlock, slammed to the hood of the patrol car and beaten.