The Truth about Pitbulls
It seems like every other week, we hear about how a dangerous dog has mauled a child, or even ended a child’s life. As a consequence of their actions, the dog has to be put down. Pitbulls are banned in the UK and dogs homes have to put down thousands of dogs every year purely based on their breed. Even pit bull puppies get put to sleep. I was looking at a list of places where certain breeds are banned and expectedly pitbulls always prop up. The UK, many US states, Australia, Brazil and Spain are just a few places where it is illegal to own a pit bull. Every now and then akita’s, malamutes and staffies pop up but it got me thinking, why are pitbulls so feared?
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There’s Football, and then there’s Football Fans
Football fans are the best in the world. They support their team with vicious dedication. The 12th man, as Alex Ferguson described them, is a big part of the game, and the fans have come up with some humorous anecdotes to try and get underneath the skin of the opposition. Every now and then, they take it a bit too far.
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Dear Arsenal Football Club,
My name is Billy Costigan and I am a fake football supporter.
The fake football team I support is Arsenal, and I have also used Real Madrid and Aston Villa in th past too.
I have been fake supporting Arsenal for the past 10 years and this is my official resignation.
Now don’t get me wrong, I do love the way you play the game. I love the way you kick the ball, with such passion, such power, such promise and pizazz.
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“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln
If you were sad your whole life, existence would be absolutely futile. Happiness is therefore an important measure of how successful we are.
But what makes human beings happy? And how is it achieved?
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I don’t want to alarm you, but 7000 PEOPLE were hospitalised by cotton buds (Q-tips) last year and this epidemic could be coming to a town near you soon. There’s no need to over react but we all need to know how to stop one of these innocuous looking instruments from destroying our lives. More people spent time in hospital due to cotton bud injuries than razor blade injuries last year and this is adding to the already debt ridden NHS crisis.
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Rare and beautiful, the black panther is a favourite animal of many people. Surrounded by mystery, this elusive ghost of the forest has captured the fascination of humans for hundreds of years. However the history of black panther sightings is largely debated. There is a lot of confusion over the terms and conditions that describe these big cats so I will attempt to break it down.
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Chilling documentary made by Joshua Oppenheimer which explores the details of the anti-communist cull in Indonesia. Joshua Oppenheimer, determined to dive to the bottom of this uncharted territory, came to Indonesia in 2001, contacted human rights agencies in Jakarta, and started working with the community of survivors.
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12 Years a Slave & Django Unchained are Oscar winners, but which did you prefer?
I preferred Django Unchained to 12 years a slave, no contest. I’m one of those people who doesn’t think many films made in Hollywood deserve much intellectual merit. The depiction of slavery was accurate yes, and I’ve read enough about slavery to grasp that. Roots, Confessions of Nat Turner, and Beloved are all good reads. But to hear Nigger…this and Nigger that, watch horrid torturous scenes, seeing little black children treated like animals, (and once again), black women raped was demoralising. I kept imagining it was me getting whipped, beaten, shackled and spat on and it was a surreal feeling. Thanks Steve McQueen, your doing a wonderful job representing your own race.
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