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 In an effort to draw attention to the neglected equestrian heritage of African Americans, Miles Dean rode “ocean to ocean” across the United States. While continuing to inspire school children to seek out mounted adventure, the equestrian educator co-founded the Black Heritage Riders. Miles wrote and directed the play, “The Black Western Experience,” which presents a historical representation of African American involvement in the Wild West.

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In an effort to draw attention to the neglected equestrian heritage of African Americans, Miles Dean rode “ocean to ocean” across the United States. While continuing to inspire school children to seek out mounted adventure, the equestrian educator co-founded the Black Heritage Riders. Miles wrote and directed the play, “The Black Western Experience,” which presents a historical representation of African American involvement in the Wild West.

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Every year all reported bites are published in a report that names breed and number of bites annually reported per breed. The highest number of bites on the list are generally the breeds that get stuck on companies’ aggressive breed lists without regard to percentages which speaks a lot louder and gives a much better picture. So hypothetically you could have 10 reported Siberian husky bites out of 500 owned huskies. And 9 reported bites out of 300 owned Chihuahuas. The number of reported husky bites is higher when you compare the 10 sibe bites to the 9 Chi bites. BUT when you look at percentages the 10 husky bites only accounts for 2% of the breed however the 8 hypothetical Chi bites accounts for 3% of their breed. These numbers are just made up for the purpose of demonstrating how flawed the concept is really. Look at Pit bulls, they are literally everywhere and when you have a large number of any breed out there the number of reported bites is going to go up plain and simple whether the breed is historically aggressive or not.
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The average person can accurately identify less than 30 dog breeds on sight, let alone in a stressful and intense situation like a dog bite. The bite will get reported as whatever breed the people involved think it most closely resembles. Even law enforcement officers, animal shelter workers, and some veterinarians cannot accurately identify many breeds. For the average person anything with prick ears and blue eyes automatically becomes a “husky,” yet many breeds can have blue eyes, and many more have prick ears. Any smooth coated brown dog, medium sized, and muscular becomes a “pit bull” yet upon examination may be a purebred Boxer. Any tall dog becomes a Great Dane, fuzzy or hairy and it’s a Chow Chow. If it’s black and tan and heavy it’s a Rottweiler, etc. See the problem with this? The average person cannot tell the difference between an Alaskan Malamute, a Siberian Husky, and an Akita.
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kimblewick:

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i’ve literally met far more aggressive chihuahuas than aggressive large dogs.

I agree, I’ve met quite a few angry small dogs and almost no aggressive large ones - I’m talking all types of hounds, labradors, german shepherds, huskies, mountain dogs and…

I’ve been bitten by small dogs exclusively. The problem I ever had with large dogs were my neighbors’ two Labrador Retrievers…whooooo were allowed to run free around their property with no discipline. Never had a problem with a Pitbull ever…and 90% of the pits I have met have been shelter dogs, rescued from use as bait and breeding-dogs for dog fights. Some were of course owner surrenders with no bad history. Then there is my grandparents toy-poodle mix who is “perfectly trained” but is less obedient than several of the shelter dogs I have met.
Moral of the story? Training.
No one here is blaming “all Chihuahuas” or “all Yorkies.”
Literally, all anyone is saying (with the exception of “my Chihuahua is perfect, back off small dog haters” over there) is that large dogs are MORE LIKELY to be trained and disciplined for poor behavior than a small dog because small dogs are less capable of causing “real” damage.

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mievzar:

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donnerhall-darling:

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i’ve literally met far more aggressive chihuahuas than aggressive large dogs.

I call major BS on you

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literally most chihuahuas i meet are untrained little shits because people don’t bother. they think it’s…

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shirepower2012:

Dear every single person who has ever told me “Chichi never stops hating Piccolo,” or something to that effect,

I call bullshit.
Here is a picture I snapped from volume 12 of the Dragonball Z manga. Obviously, it is the English translation. While I acknowledge and accept that no translation is perfect, and that there may be discrepancies, I simply cannot believe that anyone could possibly screw up that particular speech bubble so badly that the entire meaning behind Chichi’s words is changed.
As you can see, Chichi is offering the boys a packed lunch, and saying, “Gohan, Goku, Piccolo, you all be careful now!” Please, please explain to me how Chichi still vehemently hates Piccolo. He has lived and trained with her family for three years - possibly checking on Gohan prior to Goku’s return from Space - and not caused any trouble that was worth mentioning since his resurrection.
Admittedly, this is the only scene available, but based upon it, I cannot see how she could still hate him after living in presumedly close-quarters for that length of time.
Chichi includes Piccolo in her list of well wishes. While that may just be out of courtesy, I highly doubt Chichi would include Piccolo should she wish him harm. It just makes no sense to me. 
I am by no means claiming that Chichi has completely forgiven Piccolo for the atrocious actions of his past, nor even that she completely trusts him to not whisk Gohan away on a whim. I am merely stating that Chichi, canonically, by this point in the storyline, does not hate Piccolo.
Sincerely, 
ShirePower2012AKA a huge geek who is fed up with seeing Chichi hate (particularly in Piccohan fanfics), and receiving hate for shipping Chiccolo (Piccolo x Chichi)
PS: Chichi is the best and I will defend her until I no longer need to do so
PPS: You know who you are

I agree. I’ve never actually read the manga myself, but there are many points in the anime that make it obvious ChiChi is on at least polite terms with Piccolo. As for shipping Chiccolo, people need to respect that. It’s your business what you ship and no one should be sending you hate for it.

Thank you! I just don’t get why people get in such a tizzy over the idea of them together…or even as friends… Haha.It just makes no sense that they wouldn’t at least be civil after that amount of time spent in close quarters!

twerking-vegeta:

shirepower2012:

Dear every single person who has ever told me “Chichi never stops hating Piccolo,” or something to that effect,

I call bullshit.

Here is a picture I snapped from volume 12 of the Dragonball Z manga. Obviously, it is the English translation. While I acknowledge and accept that no translation is perfect, and that there may be discrepancies, I simply cannot believe that anyone could possibly screw up that particular speech bubble so badly that the entire meaning behind Chichi’s words is changed.

As you can see, Chichi is offering the boys a packed lunch, and saying, “Gohan, Goku, Piccolo, you all be careful now!” Please, please explain to me how Chichi still vehemently hates Piccolo. He has lived and trained with her family for three years - possibly checking on Gohan prior to Goku’s return from Space - and not caused any trouble that was worth mentioning since his resurrection.

Admittedly, this is the only scene available, but based upon it, I cannot see how she could still hate him after living in presumedly close-quarters for that length of time.


Chichi includes Piccolo in her list of well wishes. While that may just be out of courtesy, I highly doubt Chichi would include Piccolo should she wish him harm. It just makes no sense to me. 

I am by no means claiming that Chichi has completely forgiven Piccolo for the atrocious actions of his past, nor even that she completely trusts him to not whisk Gohan away on a whim. I am merely stating that Chichi, canonically, by this point in the storyline, does not hate Piccolo.

Sincerely, 

ShirePower2012

AKA a huge geek who is fed up with seeing Chichi hate (particularly in Piccohan fanfics), and receiving hate for shipping Chiccolo (Piccolo x Chichi)

PS: Chichi is the best and I will defend her until I no longer need to do so

PPS: You know who you are

I agree. I’ve never actually read the manga myself, but there are many points in the anime that make it obvious ChiChi is on at least polite terms with Piccolo. As for shipping Chiccolo, people need to respect that. It’s your business what you ship and no one should be sending you hate for it.

Thank you! I just don’t get why people get in such a tizzy over the idea of them together…or even as friends… Haha.

It just makes no sense that they wouldn’t at least be civil after that amount of time spent in close quarters!

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(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality

What we didn’t have yesterday.

THIS IS WHY IT’S HUGE

You mean people didn’t used to qualify for these things?

Married people qualify for these things. Which means in most states, same-sex couples do not.

That’s the joke! Ha ha haHaHaHA! Ha… ha…

I’m sad, now.

But in all seriousness, I’m so happy this is getting around even more. I was excited when I compiled this, though I have to admit, I was a little more optimistic that it would either be 1. legal in all states by now, and/or 2. common knowledge for people. Yes, our rights are significantly less than your average person and it does indeed suck. Our state still inflicts a shitton of red tape upon K’s and my marriage, and we still don’t have basic rights. Tax season is a goddamned nightmare, and that’s the least of our worries in regards to state laws and regulations.

I can’t tell you how many times people have said things to me like, "Why does it matter if gay people want to get married, anyway? It’s just a piece of paper." 

No, it’s a whole fucking bunch of rights that every straight person has access to, despite how their marriage functions. Every heterosexual couple has this. We’re just now getting it. 

I want people to stop acting like queer people are asking so much, or acting like it’s not a big deal in the first place—they treat it one way or the other. 

Just give us our fucking rights.