Okay, let's be realistic here. Mill Creek Metro Parks did attempt to use the non-lethal methods, only to be voided by people who just won't read the signs forbidding the feeding of the geese and the ducks. In fact in my apartment complex, it's against the lease to feed the geese and ducks, and it would be grounds for eviction if caught. Secondly, the ONDR had to take this extraordinary measure as a last resort, and had to do so quickly. Secondly, trying to re-home the geese who were used to humans feeding them would be beyond cruel, unusual, and inhumane. Think about it, there's a reason why we humans should never feed wildlife, and need to leave them alone, so they won't have to meet the same fates.
June 30, 2014 at 10:35 p.m.
Okay...it's a given since the Vindicator has a vested interested with WFMJ (Read, they own WFMJ-TV outright). However, it is high time that all media companies come out and actually work with the consumer. After all, I find it a bit offensive to call people leeches, if they use a common antenna to get in broadcast TV signals.
June 29, 2014 at 10:55 p.m.
Wow, Margret, haven't you heard of the 14th Amendment? Are you that hung up on LGBT couples getting married to an obsession? I am half-tempted to ask what's going on in your marriage that is causing these feelings of ill will. The courts are doing exactly what needed to had been done, and they're correctly interpreting the 14th amendment. There are other clauses and Amendments. In fact Same-Sex Marriage bans are against the 1st Amendment since there are churches that will marry LGBT couples, and also against Article 4, section 1 the Full Faith and Credit Clauses...plus a whole mess of Supreme Court decisions, including Loving v. Virginia, Lawrence v. Texas, the Windsor decision, Brown V. Board of Education, etc. I would suggest you read a history book because you're using the same arguments that were tried against women's rights, minority rights, the ending of slavery, and young people getting the right to vote.
June 24, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.
Rea...calm down. If you do not like the swearing...then don't do it, it's simple as that. Also we cannot ban swearing, as it is a violation of the first amendment. Is it troubling that little kids learn to swear at a young age...yes. However, that's up to the parents to do what Ralphie's mom from A Christmas Story did...take action and follow through. Also, you'd be wise to look at your OWN house and book keeping, instead of trying to tell others how to do their house and book keeping.
May 28, 2014 at 2:31 a.m.
Well, Utica...there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. For energy extraction, and transport...I would hope to god we both agree that we can do so in an environmentally safe manner, and making sure that our ground water isn't polluted, and the major polluters are punished.
March 13, 2014 at 2:57 p.m.
There's a saying that you're entitled to your own Opinion, but not your own facts. The facts are, yes, a budget was created by a house and a senate. However. Boehner was asked 18 times to form a conference committee to hash out differences 18 time. Don't forget about the Republican minority who can filibuster in the Senate. Also...the shutdown, cost American Business $24 billion dollars in that two weeks. Also...NOBODY asked these guys to go there and obstruct. They're there for EVERYBODY in their districts regardless of dogma. So...for those who want another shut-down...you best be prepared to reap the consequences of a worldwide global disaster that will make 2008 seem like child's play. So...it is up to Boehner to get the extremists in line, and for Ted Cruz to actually remember he represent all of the people of Texas.
October 21, 2013 at 4:22 a.m.
Mouse, i'm thinking that it's more to do with not wanting to get into an already hellish situation, and making it worse. The best they have done was to call 911. While I have been quiet about the Zimmerman trial...I will say that his legal woes aren't exactly over yet either. He still may well face a wrongful death suit against him.
August 14, 2013 at 2:25 p.m.
That's funny. A republican-appointed court said that Obama couldn't use any restrictions on Plan-B for any reason. Secondly, I also find it funny that so-called "right-to-life" people have an unhealthy attachment to the fetus, and the pregnant woman for 9 months...then after the kid is born...tells them they're on their own. I'm personally am a true pro-life person...from womb-to-tomb. That is, what are these people going to do to make sure that poor mothers have all the help they can get, and to make sure Women's health is affordable, and not interfered with?
June 23, 2013 at 6:05 p.m.
James. Hot Pursuits are not an easy business to try to figure out. That is...it's a major judgement call on the officer to make. If at some point he feels it's unsafe, he has the option of calling off the pursuit. Usually, the officer can go back to dash-cam footage and get the license plate numbers from the car, and make an arrest a week later. However...if it's a case of suspect being considered armed and dangerous...then they have to do what they can to bring them in. Being a cop isn't exactly easy. Plus...nobody really wants criminals to have free reign when they know they're in no danger of being chased if they run away.
May 19, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.
Dr. Gillette...thank you for writing a very thoughtful letter. I too have had to respond (at least in comments) of these whoppers. I'm not surprised that Minnesota became the 12th state that decided to get with the program. Also, I fail to see the Homosexuality link with incest, rape, pedophilia, bestiality, or polygamy at all. These still continue to be, unfortunately, straw-men for people (especially men) who are too obsessed with it.
May 17, 2013 at 10:09 p.m.