And speaking of the (many) reasons not to give trust or power to police … if the eye-witness account is true (something that might be confirmed by a necropsy on the dead dog), this cop should never walk among civilized beings again. This really deserves a blog post of its own, but I couldn’t stand to write it. Beware: this makes the standard cop-puppycide case look loving by comparison. (H/T Wendy McElroy)
Here’s some clever expansion on the “week-in-a-bucket” preparedness idea that BusyPoorDad brought to the comments the other day. This is month-in-a-bucket from bare bones to high end. (Thank you, Chief Instructor!)
The “month in a bucket”… if you are going to assume that you’ll be gathering greens, roots, etc to supplement anyway, and assume unlimited access to fresh water, then parched corn will give you much longer than one month per bucketful.
Woody, I couldn’t bring myself to read any more. I’m guessing people were excusing the cop saying he was just trying to “put the dog out of its misery.” (Added) Or saying the owners of the dog were entirely to blame.
I keep thinking about the fact that this happened in Flagstaff, AZ, where I know for dead-solid certain there are 24-hour emergency vet clinics. I keep thinking about the way the cop drove away neighbors who knew whose dog it was. I keep thinking about how much more misery that evil man caused that poor animal. I keep wondering what kind of person would even think about stomping on a dog’s head …
Watched the Revolution pilot. 15 years no electricity and their clothes look FABULOUS! Really cool that the attacking villains wait their turns to strike allowing the defender a chance to dispatch them one at a time. If those 4 Crips who left me with a bruised kidney and spleen [Oklahoma county jail 1992], had attacked in that manner I might have had a fighting chance. [No pun intended]
Mike. OMG. The cop mistakes a dog’s tail for a deer and shoots the woman who’s with the dog?
And that blatant, deliberate disregard for basic rules of gun handling isn’t negligence? Wow. Clearly that magistrate has never heard that “always be sure of your target” is one of the first things taught to anybody who picks up a gun. Or maybe s/he has, but … yeah, cops can do no wrong.
Regarding storing/eating genetically modified corn. (Most corn is genetically modified these days. Organic is not.) Seems like it’s causing all sorts of health nasties. We don’t touch the stuff, haven’t in years.
I actually turned on the TV. To watch “Revolution.” Disappointing. I’m giving it one more shot, and if it doesn’t get better next show, that’s it for me.
kevin m, yours is the 2nd comment I’ve seen about the clothing in Revolution.
Just because we’re in The Next World, people shouldn’t be fashionable?
Clothing is something that seems to have been largely overlooked in all of the prep guides I have seen. Everyone talks about water, food, security, but no one considers clothing.
I approach clothing like all other preps, when I have some extra money I buy some. Whenever I make the trek to Costco, I try to buy a package of socks, underwear, t shirts, pants when I can. Not just the size I wear now, but the next 2 sizes smaller also (I plan on eating well no matter what, but just in case I lose some weight in the after). I run everything through the wash, then drop them in foodsaver bags, suck the air out, and stow them in a prep box. Found my boots and shoes on sale, so bought an extra set of them for storage too.
LOL, I guess you’ll know me in the next world, I’ll be one in new clothes who looks like he came off a tv stage.
Hmm, I wonder, would lipstick on a Pig make it pretty? Probably not. Shooting is probably better, if a bit messier. If there were a hell it would certainly have a special place reserved for cops and animal abusers.
Thank you for the link, naturegirl! I’ve known about Patrick’s story for some time, but everybody keeps referring me to his Facebook page, which is pretty much unuseable for me. So until now I had seen the horrendous “corpse” picture (hard to believe that dog was still alive), but none of the in-progress photos. Wow. That’s very heartening. And I hope his ex-owner gets the book thrown at her — and hard.
I was surprised that’s the same dog, the difference in the before and after is amazing…..truly a miracle, that’s all I can say…..
I have a whole bunch of friends in Atlanta that are very devoted to pitbull rescues….that’s how I first found out about Patrick’s story….there are very few bad animals but it seems there are a ton of bad owners, hence why I feel the way I do about the abusers’ punishment…..Whatever the breed of animal it is, there isn’t a reason or excuse in the world to justify treatment like this….and success stories like Patrick’s are bookended by stories of the ones that are lost, unfortunately….
Bless all who step in to help and make a difference….