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Mongoose replied to's discussion The Pets of AoM
"But there are actually logical reasons behind those who want the breed to end, but just sentiment for why they should continue. Regarding pit bulls, they are a stubborn breed. The very quality which endears owners to their dog (the stubbornly sweet…"
1 minute ago
Mongoose replied to's discussion The Pets of AoM
"Is it really just sentiment? We do the same thing for cultures and languages. What is the need for a language to be kept alive? Why do we rally behind things which will not affect quality of life or will not affect life at all?"
5 minutes ago
Vendetta replied to's discussion The Pets of AoM
"Okay, I understand what you mean. I think the easiest and most accurate way to describe why people feel attached to a certain breed is sentiment. "
8 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Regular Joe's discussion "My Name Is David Chang, and I Hate Fancy Beer"
"Unless it's borderline frozen, it's skunky. "
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Regular Joe replied to's discussion The Pets of AoM
"The question isn't so much "why should we let the breed continue to exist" but rather "why are we actively trying to end the existence of the breed".  The general consensus among dog experts is that pit bulls (and…"
9 minutes ago
Mongoose replied to's discussion The Pets of AoM
"Incidentally, I also feel this "need" to preserve breeds. But when I see bumper stickers or mottos saying that, "XYZ breed of XYZ DESERVES to live!," I ponder why? Why does a breed "deserve?" A breed is not an entity,…"
13 minutes ago
Mongoose replied to's discussion The Pets of AoM
"Right, I totally agree with you. I was just pondering why we feel, almost instinctively, that there is a need for a breed of dog to continue. What is that need for? Why does it exist? I could understand if it was because it would affect current…"
15 minutes ago
Salt Dragon replied to Regular Joe's discussion "My Name Is David Chang, and I Hate Fancy Beer"
"Thanks for calling out the beer snobs.  Growing up with what’s cheap beer in Germany, I agree with the idea of what’s simpler and more basic is better.  The US craft beer movement seems just weird in most other places, kind of…"
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