Don't steal my post. Also pertaining to this post, don't ask me for any advice about your pets; I'm not a DVM and you should go talk to your vet if you're concerned.
I've mentioned in previous posts that Hagar has been wanting a puppy since his last dog literally dropped dead. This previous dog had multiple large masses, teeth rotting out of its head, and was constantly groaning and whimpering towards the end. Myself, DH and our then roommate asked (and eventually begged) Hagar to take the poor dog to the vet, but he never would, and she did eventually drop dead on his doorstep. And before anyone gets on me about "why didn't you just take her?!" I legally couldn't. I could have reported him to animal control, but I know from experience they're overworked and would probably not respond to a report of "this animal is being abused! It isn't healthy!"
I know because I'm a vet tech and used to work in one of the animal shelters here. I know animal control wouldn't have had time to do anything, and I know I legally couldn't take the dog to the vet without Hagar's permission. I also know the previous dog was suffering, and I'm glad it passed away before it couldn't move or eat, or something even worse. But Hagar's complete indifference made both DH and myself try really, really hard to talk Hagar out of getting a puppy. Instead of telling him "you're a fucking terrible owner and generally a piece of shit otherwise," we tried to be diplomatic, telling him how much work puppies are, how he'd need to take time to train it, take it to the vet, clean up its messes, socialize it, and generally make a 10+ year commitment to a living being that's relying on him.
But he got one anyway. He spent $2500 on the dog, and an additional $1000 for a month of training. I don't know what they were doing for that month, but the dog can't even do "sit" and is certainly not housetrained. And Hagar is not actually attempting to even housetrain the dog, although he claims he is. Throwing the dog out on the wood deck twice a day isn't going to teach it to not go to the bathroom on the wooden floors inside. Letting the dog chew on whatever it wants outside isn't going to teach it to not chew on whatever it wants inside. Acting like it's just going to know what behavior you want out of it isn't going to work if it's not rewarded for doing the right thing.
I told DH when we found out Hagar was for sure getting the puppy that I was not going to do a goddamn thing to hel... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame (1982) VG+/VG+ - SOLD
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Madness - Madness (1983) VG/VG+ - SOLD
Adolescents - Brats in Battalions (2007 Clear Reissue) VG+/VG+ - $20
Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen (2015 Orange Limited Reissue) NM/NM - SOLD
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Van Halen - 5150 (1986) VG+/VG+ - $35
Van Halen - OU812 (1988) VG+/VG+ - $40 *small hairline crease on top left corner of jacket
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In your opinion who was the better front man, I think I'd probably say DLR (no disrespect to Sammy he is great as well) with all of his kicks and jumps which really added character to the songs live performance which I think think for a live performance is significant. However that said I think Hagar was better at singing (no disrespect to DLR) but please say if you disagree and be respectful of opinions. What do you think?
When I first saw the film, I thought that the Hagar people were inhumane, but I had some sympathy for them. Similar to the anthropology students who try to study them, I made excuses for the Hagar people’s behavior. Especially at the beginning of the festivities, I thought: “That’s the way they grew up. They don’t know that there’s another way to live.” I also thought: “Pelle tricks his friends, but he is somehow still benevolent.” These views didn’t hold up. After thinking more deeply about the film, I have realized that the Hagar cult and Pelle are more sinister than they appear on the screen.
There are signs that most of the Hagar people know and at least partially live in the modern world. Many Hagar people travel. Potentially everyone between the age of 18 and 36 travels abroad to make connections with foreigners that they can bring to the cult for sacrifice and breeding. It is worth noting that these cult people are not outsiders in our world. Pelle, for example, is a graduate student at an American university. This means that he has received a decent education and is able to obtain an American visa. There are even signs that most Hagar people live in the outside world. The huts shown in the movie are not suited for a cold Swedish winter. This means that the cult must have access to better housing somewhere else.
My theory is that the Hagar live in a regular but secluded Swedish village for most of the year. They have Swedish IDs and send their children to public schools. There are Hagar people who are doctors, engineers, and public officials. This allows them to write convenient birth and death certificates, maintain their own infrastructure, and obtain the right paperwork to fly under the radar of the Swedish authorities and press. The implication of this is that the vast majority of the Hagar people know that there is an alternative way of life that doesn’t include ritual sacrifices. They aren’t ignorant, which makes their choice to continue their violent pagan traditions even more horrific.
My thoughts on Pelle have changed in a similar way. It was clear from the start that he tricked his “friends.” Yet, he still came across as kind. He never threatened anyone, acted aggressively, or even raised his voice. He was soft-spoken and patiently explained the village life. He was also the only person who attempted to connect with Dani. However, these were not selfless acts of kindness. They were skillful manipulation. Pelle knew that most of his “fr... keep reading on reddit ➡
Van Halen 3 and A Different Kind of Truth will be on a separate poll
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First time dad here and wondering if any of you have recommendations for kid-hauling bike trailers that can be affixed to an Evil Chamois Hagar without marring or causing damage?