Archive for March, 2011


Pit bulls..the truth about this breed

Pit bulls, what do you think about when you hear someone talk about this breed? Most individuals think about dog fighting or how dangerous of a breed they are. Well, I am here to tell you they are a loving and loyal breed.  This four legged friend is only a product of its owner’s ability to control them.

Pit bulls are a notoriously known for dog fighting. Pit bulls can exhibit dog aggression. If everyone who owned a Pit bull was a responsible owner and properly trained their Pit bull this trait would not be a major topic of the news. But, unfortunately that is not the case and there are corrupted individuals who find enjoyment out of fighting their dogs to the death. Dog aggression is very different from people aggression. Dog aggression is a characteristic that is associated with the Pit bull breed, people aggression is a different topic altogether. A dog that exhibits people aggression should be intensively trained and if the problem is not fixed should be euthanized.

All dogs can exhibit traits of dog aggression. For example, Dalmatian can exhibit dog aggression but Pit bulls are a powerful breed and if they are encouraged or allowed to fight with other dogs will win. Irresponsible owners that allow or even train their dogs that fighting is okay are what give the Pit bull breed their bad reputation. If you allow your dog to pee on your carpet they will also believe it is okay, but whose fault is that? It is the owners. Your dog gets its boundaries from you. The owner has to teach their dog what is wrong and what is right.   

I personally own a Pit bull and know several individuals who also own one too. They are great family dogs, energetic, loving, and loyal. They keep you on your toes and when you are having the worst day ever they can bring a smile to your face. As early stated, you do have to be a responsible owner. This breed has a negative wrap so any incident can increase people’s negative opinions towards this breed. So, social your puppy early on and training is essential and believe me your Pit bull will bring nothing but joy to your life.

         Up until I was a senior in high school I had 20/20 vision. In my senior year it became difficult for me to read things that were on the board. I also started having headaches and realized that when I was driving I could no longer make things out in the distance.  So, I asked my parents to take me to the eye doctor.

           Come to find out my vision had suffered. While I was picking out my glasses I thought what caused me to lose my 20/20 vision. After some thought, I blamed it on my new job. I had just started a new job as a teller and would sometimes spend up to ten hours in front of a computer. Come to find out I was probably right. Some eye experts have  recently discovered a new problem. They are calling it computer vision syndrome (CVS).

            Computer vision syndrome can affect up to 90 percent of individuals who spend two or more continuous hours in front of an electronic device such as, computers, smart phones, an e-reader and etc.  The symptoms are blurring vision, headaches, dry eyes, and the possibility of nearsightedness. I experienced all of these symptoms and even ended up being nearsighted. Does anyone else think that their vision has suffered because of prolonged exposure to an electronic device?

If you would like some more information about this new health concern visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42116442/ns/health-womens_health/

Who made your favorite horror film?

               Has anyone ever watched a horror movie and thought how did an individual even come up with this? I have always wondered are the individuals who make these movies disturbed individuals or just have a very creative imagination. Well, now I know not all of them have a creative imagination some really are disturbed.

               Tim Fattig a thirty-four year old filmmaker for Desert Scream Productions, a horror-film production company, was found with a decomposed women’s body within his house. The body is thought to be his deceased mother who died about a year ago. This makes me wonder did he become a horror filmmaker because he was a disturbed individual or did making these horror films blur the lines of what was right and wrong.

             In the past, parents and critics were concerned about the effects that violent video games and movies may have on children.  Some individuals were concerned that the content of these gruesome video games or movies may influence their children’s actions.  They were worried that the video games or movies were glorifying crude and dangerous behaviors. Maybe these parents and critics were on the right track. Just think when you watch a scary movie do you ever have nightmares? That means that the horrible contents of that movie are constantly rerunning in your head. Would you be o.k. knowing that those thoughts were formed by a person who was truly disturbed?