Some dog owners think it’s okay to leave their dogs out in the cold but finally, lawmakers are stepping in to teach them a lesson! Pennsylvania signed into law, last June, House Bill 1238, better known as Libre’s Law. The law provides protection for pets against cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Part of that law includes leaving pets out in the harsh winter conditions. Such actions could result in felony charges.
The law states that animals cannot be left outside for more than 30 minutes in temperatures above 90 or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any dog owner breaking this law can face felony animal cruelty charges, which can include a punishment of 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
These tougher laws will hopefully deter pet owners from subjecting their animals to any mistreatment. Anyone in the state who sees a pet being subjected to abuse or neglect is encouraged to call 911 immediately.
Watch the video below to learn more!
*Note: In the video, Officer Tobin accidentally misquotes the law. It is 30 minutes, not 20 minutes.
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According to science and some studies, there’s a bunch of reasons that swearing is good for you. Researchers have decided that those who swear regularly are more happy, healthy, intelligent and of course, honest.
One study indicates that during an argument (in any setting), using profanity can lead to higher effectiveness and persuasion. If you’re trying to be seen as passionate and firm in a stance, using swear words can help your agenda.
By swearing, we not only communicate the meaning of a sentence, but also our emotional response to the meaning — our emotional reaction to something. It also allows us to express anger, disgust or pain, or indicate to someone that they need to back off, without having to resort to physical violence.
Along with this, studies show that those who curse have higher levels of integrity and can, in turn, be much more honest people. According to research, those who use profanity tend to lie less, as tested on a lie detector exam. In terms of your mood, researchers also say that letting out a few bad words every now and again can actually release endorphins, like exercising, and can overall improve your mood. There’s nothing like letting out a few F-bombs when you’re having a really bad day, right?
If you’re looking how to test your intelligence, knowing really bad words can also lead to the indication that you have a better vocabulary than those who don’t know as many bad words. As well, cursing can be linked to having a higher IQ.
Also, swearing improves your pain tolerance, which is why we all love to scream profanity when we’re injured. Researchers say that cursing can have the same effect on those in pain as a shot of morphine can have–which, is pretty wild.
So, the next time someone tells you to “watch your mouth,” or “language,” be sure to inform them that you’re only looking to better your own life and soul. Also, take pride in the fact that you’re probably happier than they are.
Can we just be done with this garbage already? The state of New York in direct opposition to Darwin has made moves to ban Tide Pods after the internet rage of eating them has taken the country by storm. New York, why would you ban these Tide Pods? If they’re going to do it after the warning on the box, or general common sense that we shouldn’t eat shit that isn’t food, let them do it.
New York, you’re getting in the way of progress! We know in your heart you just want to protect your people, but the truth is there is no protecting the stupid. You can only delay the inevitable. In fact, sometimes by banning or warning the stupid among us, you hasten their demise. People love doing what they’re told not to do. So maybe we should get you to ban Tide Pods. Hmmm…we’ve changed our minds. Ban away, New York! Let’s see if the gene pool sorts itself out!
We do still find it pretty funny that a state thinks it can legislate intelligence. Are the people in the New York legislature eating Tide Pods secretly? Is there a Tide Pod epidemic among state representatives? Who’s really behind this Tide Pod ban?
We had some suspicions and did some investigating. What we found will, no doubt shock you! The kitchen cleaner Ajax (Francis) is behind this criminalization of Tide. Hoping to be the next big internet fad Ajax (Francis) has paid several New York state representatives to ram the Tide Pod Ban down folks throats, much like they were doing with the actual Tide Pods. Always follow the money folks, it’ll save us the work of doing it for you.
Mother Nature – 1
President Trump‘s hair – 0
A video of the Prez boarding Air Force One is, pardon the phrase, blowing up on the Internet and it’s exposed a bizarre UFO situation.
Watch and try to explain what the hell is flying on top of Trump’s head. There’s always been a buzz about combovers in the front of his ‘do — but this video, shot earlier this month, proves there’s more action ’round back.Trump has long insisted he does NOT wear a wig, or any hairpiece, but the stiff breeze seemed to temporarily remove ALL the hair from the back of his head.
And the wind cries … WTF??!!
Pornhub Toys has an answer to those futuristic sex dolls the internet has been obsessed over. They just launched their own interactive sex toys that sync with your favorite porn video to simulate the exact sensations the pornstars on screen are feeling.
Users have three options to choose from.The ‘Virtual Rabbit’ VibratorThe ‘Virtual Blowbot’ StrokerThe ‘Virtual Blowbot Turbo’ Stroker. The Turbo offers realistic ridges and a manual mode when you don’t have tv around.Pornhub claims the toys sync to the site’s ‘Interactive Section’ while also having the ability to sync with each other. This feature comes in handy when a couple wants to experience the pleasure together.
With the rise of sexbots and smart sex toys, Pornhub aims to be at the forefront of the modern-day tech.
Well I know what I’m getting for Valentine’s Day.
It is a familiar ritual. Periodically we are told that—for the good of our health—we must cut something out of our diet. Such pronouncements are often prompted by a new study; the message tends to be delivered in rather alarming tones and results in public anxiety when it is revealed that a hitherto beloved food product actually causes harm. The organizations that make these statements are clearly acting with people’s best interests at heart, but how effective are their communications at motivating healthy behavior? To what extent is spotlighting individual risk factors good for the promotion of wellbeing?
To answer these questions, let us consider the problem of bacon. We cannot, it seems, escape bacon. If you do not believe this, you should know that we live in a world where it is possible to buy bacon toothpaste, bacon sunscreen, bacon soda; even, somewhat amazingly, bacon breath mints. The food is truly ubiquitous. It is also not terribly healthy. It does not take a lot of specialized knowledge to reach this conclusion —even if you do not follow the latest research on the subject, you can likely intuit that snacking on greasy pig fat is probably not something you should do to excess.
The science bears this out. A report recently released by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) contained dispiriting news for bacon-lovers. The report found that “For every 1.8 ounces (50 grams) of processed meat eaten per day, every day—the equivalent of one hot dog — the risk of cancers of the lower stomach … increases by 18%.” These numbers are reminiscent of the findings of a report released last October by the World Health Organization (WHO). In that report, “The experts concluded that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.” This information has prompted a slew of articles about the food’s newly enumerated hazards, including several that consider whether or not bacon is as bad for you as cigarettes.
The challenge with this debate is that it hinges on the notion that changing a specific item of behavior, while keeping everything else constant, will improve overall health. Certainly giving up bacon would be a step in the direction of greater wellbeing, but to what extent would such a change really matter, taken alongside all the other factors that shape health? Diseases are complex, as are the conditions that create them. They are less the result of individual risk factors than they are the result of the interaction of risk factors, within a particular context. Bacon, for example, might lead to cancer, but so can age, heavy alcohol use, personal history, and obesity. It is the interplay between these causes that conspires to create disease. For example, if you drink to excess, are a little overweight, and perhaps did not quit smoking as early as you should have, and you also eat bacon, when the doctor tells you that you have cancer, who is to say which risk factor is most to blame for your misfortune? The better question would be: in what way did all of these hazards interact to create the conditions for cancer to develop?
Unfortunately, science is often not prepared to deal with this complexity, producing a series of findings that, when reduced to their simpler version translated through the media, can results in risk factor-related advice that is often in conflict with itself. Which is better for you, butter or margarine? Is coffee a health boon or a dangerous addiction? Will moderate drinking lower stress and improve cardiovascular function or not? The jury is out.
This is not to say that we should not be told something we do is harmful, when we are certain that this is actually the case. However, if we are serious about making people less sick, and keeping them that way, we need to change the way we think about prevention. We must move beyond the bacon wars.
This means prioritization, and clarity of messaging. Think back to that cancer diagnosis. While it may have been the result of a host of factors, not all of these factors were created equal. Obesity, for one, is caused by a wide range of social, economic, and environmental conditions; it affects whole populations and is representative of a far more complex web of causality than the comparatively simple choice to eat, or not eat, a few strips of bacon. But we, as a culture, are preoccupied with bacon at the expense of tackling the more destructive problems of obesity on the scale that it ought to be addressed.
Whenever a health organization speaks ex cathedra, zeroing in on a specific substance or behavior that has been linked to an illness, we see the same pattern. In the media, airtime and column inches are expended as we debate whether the latest risk factor is really quite so bad, or if the whole affair is simply a matter of scaremongering among a paternalistic class of health professionals. If we are discouraged from indulging in the frowned-upon food or behavior, it is seen as a victory for health. If we are not, then the world keeps on turning, just as sick as before. The truth is, neither of these outcomes have, in the end, much effect on cases disease in populations, or result in the kind of policies that keep societies healthy. To get at the heart of the matter, we must come to terms with the fundamental drivers of disease — factors like low education, wages that do not allow us to buy healthier (more expensive) food, and lack of access to nutritious foods.
Let us not forget that, in some communities, getting to choose between healthy and unhealthy snacks is a rare luxury.
Sandro Galea is a professor and dean of the School of Public Health at Boston University.
If you’re going to try and rob a casino, don’t get caught. If you do rob a casino and get caught, make sure an Army veteran with combat training isn’t working there at the time. Elliot Montalvan was going through his day working at a casino when his whole world was flipped upside down.[Scroll Down For Video]
Montalvan, a 35-year-old Arkansas veteran, relied on his wits and quick thinking to stop an armed robbery inside his workplace. A 48-year-old man, who has not been named because of German privacy laws, approached Montalvan wearing gloves and a batman mask.
The man held a revolver to Montalvan and told him in German, “Give me the money. Let’s go to the register.” Initially, the Army veteran thought he was pulling a prank until he put the gun in his face.
Montalvan, who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, calmly went along with the robber’s demands until he turned his back on him. “As he turned away from me, I saw my opportunity to try to take the revolver out of his hands,” Montalvan told Fox News.
As he grabbed the robber’s hand, Montalvan began to wrestle for control of the firearm. Montalvan was able to overcome the robber, throw him to the ground and began to pummel him with a closed fist.
Even after pinning him down, Montalvan said he realized that the suspect “would not give up.” After a minute of solid punching, the robber was still fighting to get away. It was at this point that the Army veteran relied on wrestling moves he’d learned in infantry training.
He grabbed the robber and began to chock him out. Seconds after he put a chock hold on the would-be thief, Montalvan had managed to put the suspect to sleep. The Army veteran made sure to put him on his side when he was unconscious to make sure he didn’t choke on his own blood.
Stripes reported Montalvan spent a great deal of time with the 172nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment out of Schweinfurt, Germany. It was from this 2004 to 2010 experience that helped him defuse the situation and take control.
The casino, which is located near a small Bavarian town of Heidingsfeld, didn’t take any massive losses thanks to the quick-thinking veteran. Fox News reported that the would-be robber received three years in prison for attempted robbery with a weapon.
Connecticut – A former student teacher at a West Hartford, Conn. high school faces felony charges after being accused of having sex with one of her students.
Tayler Boncal, 22, a social sciences instructor track coach at Conard High School, was charged late last week. …
Though the alleged victim is 18 years old, a state-wide statute forbids teachers from having sexual relationships with students, according to the Hartford Courant.
Authorities were tipped off to the alleged relationship by another student, according to reports.
The alleged victim, who initially denied the accusations, reportedly told authorities he asked for Boncal’s phone number back in December.
The two first met at Boncal’s home on Christmas Day, according to the affidavit, which eventually led to the duo having sex on five separate occasions. The duo mostly interacted on Facebook Messenger.
Boncal, who was 21 at the time of the alleged tryst, also is accused of sending the teen salacious texts and raunchy images.
Boncal told cops she “loved” the teen and became emotional upon conveying her feelings for the teen.
A spokesperson from the Town of West Hartford told Fox 61 the disgraced teacher and pupil are in love and that the alleged victim’s parents want prosecutors to drop the charges.
You know how when people are grieving and they talk about how important it is to get back to a sense of normalcy? Like someone you work with has been out of bereavement leave and they say how much it helps to be back at work? Because the routine gives them that sense of comfort? That’s me right now.
For weeks it’s been practically wall-to-wall football for me. And it’s been a very tough couple of days. So I’m blessed to have a smoking hot, irresponsible sex-crazed lunatic like Taylor Boncal come along to end my mourning and give me back my life again. And it is not lost on me that she’s from New England. Granted, West Hartford is mostly Giants country. But it’s close enough to the Connecticut DMZ that it’s possible she breaks Patriots. I have no doubt her “victim’s” heroic parents do. Let Eagles fans eat horseshit off the street. We up here in God’s Country of New England will just keep persevering and watching our nutty educators bone our teenage sons.
Looks: She’s another one of these Changelings who looks different in every picture. Some of that is the Snapchat filter, but I think most of it is just due to the outfits. She’s like a girl’s doll in this gallery Beach Tayler. Sunday Brunch Tayler. Blonde Selfie Tayler. Brunette Selfie Tayler. But even the worst of them Mugshot Tayler, is still easily worth a
Moral Compass/Bad Judgment: Can we say enough about this kid’s parents? On the rare occasion I take grief from anti-GtNSST people, they love to claim these high school boys truly are victims and these women scar them for life by with all that commitment-free banging and parking lot blowjibbers. But here are a mom and dad standing up for their adult son’s right to get his orgasms from a dime like Tayler Boncal. Keep your laws off their son! Well done, CT.
Intangibles: Tayler Bone-cal. The hero New England needs right now.
Overall: B+. One of the strongest SST entries of the still new year.
On Monday morning, after his stunning MVP performance in the Super Bowl Sunday night, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles spoke with NBC News’ Reuben Frank, and offered compelling evidence that he is one of those special athletes who is a genuine role model, minimizing his accomplishments while acknowledging that the failures he had experienced before his triumph were a vital part of building character and growing.
I think the big thing is don’t be afraid to fail. I think in our society today, Instagram, Twitter, it’s a highlight reel. It’s all the good things. And then when you look at it, when you think like, wow, when you have a rough day, “My life’s not as good as that,” (you think) you’re failing. Failure is a part of life. It’s a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times. Made mistakes.
We all are human; we all have weaknesses, and I think throughout this, (it’s been important) to be able to share that and be transparent. I know when I listen to people speak and they share their weaknesses, I’m listening. Because (it) resonates.
So I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. I might be in the NFL; I might have just won a Super Bowl, but, hey, we still have daily struggles, I still have daily struggles. And that’s where my faith comes in; that’s where my family comes in.
I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that’s just an opportunity for your character to grow. And that’s just been the message. Simple. If something’s going on in your life and you’re struggling? Embrace it. Because you’re growing.