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Rescue dogs are being trained for shows at Shedd Aquarium. | WGN
Gina Christopher February 26, 2014 at 09:15 pm
Trying to distract from the fact that they have wild captured whales and dolphins in their poolsRead More that they kidnapped to exploit for money!
william savick February 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Learning how to take care of this whale species now will save it from extinction decades from nowRead More when their numbers are diminished through reckless hunting.
Grumpy Old Man February 27, 2014 at 08:02 am
There are good reasons for certain institutions to capture wild creatures. WS mentioned one. ThatRead More said, there is the problem with over stocking of captured animals and not understanding them. Orcas are the primary example. Most orcas are not being captured for study but for profit. And when you have an 8 - 10 ton animal in an enclosed space your may have trouble - two trainers killed by the same orca. There are no recorded instances of orcas attacking humans in the wild - get one in a tank and even if the death is accidental you are still playing with fire - orcas are not dogs. They are highly intelligent creatures - actually the largest member of the dolphin family although their size resulted in their being termed "whale" many years ago and it has stuck. So I agree with both Gina and William on that subject. I am a little surprised that the Shedd is now expanding into a dog show as well. if that helps encourage people to adopt rescued dogs, great.
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Ty Conderoga February 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm
(20 ILCS 1605/2) (from Ch. 120, par. 1152) Sec. 2. This Act is enacted to implement andRead More establish within the State a lottery to be conducted by the State through the Department. The entire net proceeds of the Lottery are to be used for the support of the State's Common School Fund, except as provided in subsection (o) of Section 9.1 and Sections 21.2, 21.5, 21.6, 21.7, and 21.8. The annual salary of the Director is $142,000.
Ty Conderoga February 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm
notable words: net & except.
JR February 19, 2014 at 08:35 am
Ty, the even bigger political game was that the lottery was sold to ADD TO school funding. Instead,Read More what they did was to use the proceeds to REPLACE the existing funding. The net effect is the schools got about the same amount of money but the state got a huge windfall of new money (the old source of money that used to go to the schools) that they then used on port barrel spending to buy themselves more years at the public trough.
Oswego Mom November 16, 2013 at 08:23 am
Pizza should be bent slightly and eaten with the hands. With the exception of Lou Malnati's, whichRead More is an incredibly delicious pie, NYC Pizza is the way to go. Not the cardboard like NY Pizza you can find around here. Not the same. The crust of Chicago pizza is often flaky, too, like a pie. Seriously. Different animals altogether. I don't understand who ever gave what's served in Chicago - the name Pizza. Shouldn't there be some convention about it - like champagne can only be called champagne when it is produced and bottled in the champagne region of France ? Don't even get me started on those disgusting frozen saucers that call themselves pizza ...
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Grammy September 28, 2013 at 08:45 pm
My grandson loves Minecraft--He's only 6!! I don't think he does the interaction part. He'sRead More blocked from the internet. I'm glad I read this--grandma has a hard time with technology, lol
Theresa September 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Awesome list - thanks Natalie! Jonamac also has the most incredibly delicious fresh-made cinnamonRead More apple donuts - they are the best and lines form for them early every day!