Comments by pppppp6
Posted on August 20 at 9:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Thank you Carl. I believe if people had any idea of the plight of most race horses, they would never go to the track. 27,000 thoroughbreds are bred every year in the US. About 20,000 thoroughbreds are sent to slaughter from the U.S every year. All the bragging, wonderful farms in NY that bred them have, for the most part, no long term responsibility for them. A number equal to about 70% of those bred are slaughtered in a brutal manner. I'm just giving you USDA stats. As for your cows comment, we do not wish any ill treatment of them either. They are both great animals who feel pain, etc. It's just Mr. Holland can't do everything, so he is on the horse issue. Good for him.
Posted on June 18 at 4:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm a fan of your column. Thought I would mention something though regarding taking the time of a store employee with no intention to buy. Falls under the theft of time clause in Jewish history. One of my Jewish friends told me about this years ago and I thought it was pretty interesting:
The Shopkeeper's Law
It's a rule that one must not ask a merchant about a product unless he or she is actually considering purchasing the product in question.
For example, a local camera store is operated by a husband and wife. You spend an hour or so asking the owners about a camera you want to purchase. You then write down the model number and purchase the camera at Cosco at a considerable savings. Because you never had any intention of purchasing from the husband and wife's small store, you have violated Jewish law by wasting an hour of their time.
Posted on May 8 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's all nice and well in Saratoga. But it's all on the backs of horses who race while they are too young, while they are hurt, while they are bleeding in the lungs, while they are drugged, etc. Then many of them go the long painful route of shipping off to brutal slaughter. People in nice hats have no idea. But it's the truth. Horses are amazing animals - used for our enjoyment, and then thousenads of them are killed for meat in Europe and Asia. Horse slaughter is a direct result of over breeding and racing and showing and all the other ways they are used and tossed aside in so many cases. If you actually do "love the ponies" you would never go to the track.
Posted on April 24 at 11:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Yes, let's pump more proprietary chemicals into the ground to enrich those few in the oil and gas business. Woodrow and Irishlad1234 apparently know what no one else on earth does...where the chemicals end up. Which vein they chase, which well they seep into now or 20 years from now. In my years in the well business, there is only one true fact: what goes down, comes up. Here's my suggestion: print out the above comments you made and post them on the wall of your kids and grandkids homes. Then sit back and watch their memories of you fade away as the years go by and they realize just how bright and insightful you really were. You don’t make it too far being an expert on something you can’t know.