Mar 23rd 2013 11:07PM Most Americans are unaware but several countries including the UK have banned Pit Bulls. I was in the UK in the early 60's and was surprised that you couldn't own or bring one into the country. I own and operate a business where I wanted to be pet friendly, I mentioned it to my insurance aget and was told that if I alowed a Pit Bull and several other breeds on the premisis that I would have a $25,000 per bit deductable. Needless to say I don't allow those breeds. There must be good reasons, it must have cost them a lot in previous law suits.
Mar 23rd 2013 5:43PM Most Americans are unaware but several countries including the UK have banned Pit Bulls. I was in the UK in the early 60's and was surprised that you couldn't own or bring one into the country. I own and operate a business where I wanted to be pet friendly, I mentioned it to my insurance aget and was told that if I alowed a Pit Bull and several other breeds on the premisis that I would have a $25,000 per bit deductable. Needless to say I don't allow those breeds. There must be good reasons, it must have cost them a lot in previous law suits.
Sep 28th 2011 1:54PM A lot of the problems we are having can be traced to the lack of tort reform. On a recent trip I saw a bakery filling large trash cans with loaves of bread they had baked that day. I asked if they donate it to local charities and they said they couldn't because a homeless man had sued the city because he supposedly had broken a tooth on some bread that had been donated. Now they have to through it all away in the garbage.
Sep 28th 2011 1:48PM Because the lending institution was guarenteed 100% of the loan by the government, that's why they don't have to settle for less and they won't, in short, they don't have too. In reality, it's the government that is putting people out of their homes, not the banks...in a round about way.
Sep 28th 2011 1:21PM I like what you said in the blog. I'm sure a lot of other will not but you are talking about living a responsible life. We have done exactly what you suggest. We are small business owners and have gotten out of debt, are in our late 60's and suporting three households. We just wish the government would develope some business sence as well.
Jun 14th 2011 6:57PM It's all about common sence but common sence no longer applies in the court room. I own a business that has some imenities and because of legal liability have had to get rid of the play ground because in the court room it is refered to as "an attractive neusence." Our hot tube is going away this year because of the new disability rule that we will all have to provide a very expensive hoist devise for the disabeled to get in and out of pools and hot tubs. This will increase our liability to a point where it is no longer worth it. I told my wife years ago, the way we are allowing things to go in this country "some day we are going to look around and find that we have very limited choices in goods and services and wonder why."
Apr 27th 2011 12:55PM OK, this may help some of you. I have had such severe back problems and pain that I could not sleep in a bed. I slept in a recliner chair for 2 years until my wife tried a sleep number bed on trial. That's when I got my first good nights sleep. Now I won't travel unless I can stay at a Rattison Hotel where they have sleep number beds. Yes, they are expensive but I wouldn't be without one. Just go stay at a Rattison and try one out before you buy. I had numb spots on my thumb and heal from nerve damage, I now have feeling becouse of nerve regeneratin. I can't say enough good about these beds.
Apr 19th 2011 11:36PM It all boils down to liability. I had to get rid of a playground in my business because it was called "an attractive neusence" by a lawyer. We have let it get out of folks by not nipping it in the bud with tort reform. Now we may just have to legalize an open season on lawyers.
Feb 9th 2011 10:26PM Sorry to have to disagree with most of you but I have have very little trouble with CFLs and most were bought at Costco or Sams. I own and operate an RV park and was having to go out every night and replace a half dozen incondescent bulbs out of about about 80 fixtures. Now I go out and replace about a half dozen a year and saving a lot on the electric bill. The thing that really sold me on CFLs was when I decided to replace all the recessed ceiling lights. The old lights were so hot when I took them out that they couldn't be handled with the bare hand, now that has to be dangerous and why some homes catch fire. The CFLs never get hot enough that they cannot be handled for removal.
Dec 8th 2010 11:10AM Why don't we take the detainees from Gitmo as we vacate it and hold them in prisons around the country and use them for the front man on bomb squads? If they have to handle something that may have been planted by one of their own, maybe they will think twice before doing it again.