Changing Servers

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August 10, 2013

Unknown-2There’s a very good likelihood that the website will be down and offline until Sunday morning as we change servers. Our current server has been a problem for months so we’re upgrading once again. Bear with us. If you subscribe, you’ll be the first to receive the next posting when we get back online again.

While I have your attention, a couple of housekeeping items: Comments are moderated for a reason, and that reason is brought out at least three times a day from comments that are not allowed to go through.  We do not allow comments that promote violence. We all get upset about things that are going on, but violence is never an answer. Sue the heck out of them, take them to court, support those who do, but promoting violent acts is against the law.

Second – this is not a political forum. It’s perfectly okay to dislike a politician or person in charge of something, but leave the politics out of it. I have a hard time following this rule myself, but it has to be a rule because promoting one political party over another is against the rules that apply to nonprofits. Sorry, but there are about a thousand places on the web for you to rant and rave on Republicans vs Democrats vs Tea Party folks. Just not here.

Habitat for Horses is approaching 15 years of service to the horses in October.  In addition to that milestone, we are looking forward to some very big changes in our operation. More on that in the coming weeks. Stay turned. And please “Like Us” on Facebook. I have no idea why, maybe we get a new coffee cup or something when we reach 10,000, but it’s another goal we want to reach. I also understand that if you “Like Us” you’ll never have a problem with gray hair and your chances of winning the lottery increase by 20%.

Jerry

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
7 Comments
  • Linda Parker-Fedak

    Really? My lottery chances go up? Wow! Glad I “liked” you way back when! Now I will start buying more lottery tickets! Hope you have great news for us all when the time comes. Best wishes to you all and your rescues…

    August 10, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    first of all I m sorry for my hostility towards abusers. I come to your web every morning cuz i am 100% behind everything about you “Habitat For Horses” I come here first then start my day but guess what?! I woke up this morn may dog was goin crazy so i went outside only to find about 10 wild horses down below my drive grazing … what a beautiful sight I wish i could take a picture puppy ate my charger to my camera silly dog. ” Hurry back” Mom is on her way to see “Willie Nelson” at the Hollywood bowl I know she is excited! Love ya guys thanks

    August 10, 2013
  • MorganG

    Already follow you on FB & Twitter sort of makes you feel paranoid doesn’t it? Thank you for not allowing the discourse on politics. Many good blogs and threads are ruined by falling into us vs them. I immediately turn away when that happens. I know through frustration we all can come up with some exercise in stress relief that includes violence. The old they should be (fill in the blank)the same as they did that horse. That just puts us in the same low-life boat as them. I like to think what can we do legally to make their life completely uncomfortable. I so wish that every single person involved in bring horse slaughter plants back to US shores loses their entire investment and goes bankrupt. For having such lousy business sense they deserve that.

    August 10, 2013
  • Jerry,
    You don’t need to show my comment although I will be apolitical as I make it, but I had been so involved in my career, raising my child, spending time with or sharing care taker responsibilities for elderly and younger relatives with terminal illnesses that I was totally, politically naive until sometime during my wild horse, anti-horse slaughter research when I found very well hidden but fir transparency’s sake documents that led me to the conclusion that one party is far more responsible for the miserable state of affairs in horse issues than the other—at least in the implementation of law and rules that have circumvented Congress. The way the evidence came together once I found the critical but well concealed pieces has been amazing and unsettling, truly unsettling. And it is nothing that I would have ever imagined. I found the evidence by focusing on a few words that contradict science, law, and values held by the American people—the words led me directly to a policy, a timeline, and a set of individuals, methods of concealment from Congress & the American people that I still struggle with. . . even though there are details in the public domain about some of these individuals that are consistent with what my research revealed. It is quite possible that both parties may be benefitting at the high end of the food chain—international business—but, at this point, at the actual planning and implementation points—this appears to be ver political and very one-sided…though part of the cover meant that the work of one administration was achieved during the administration of the other. I didn’t invent the evidence—I found it using the very UN-American and contradictory language to the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act.

    My question to you is how someone like me who basically wants this legal but contradictory to federal law, and created with the intend of over-turning federal law to be communicated to other people who, like me, would like to see this resolved. I have initiated communication with members of Congress who have played a role in passing into law or at least through one House of Congress laws that should improve horse or other animal welfare—not merely co-signers of bills that cannot get heard in committee.
    It is very difficult to me to look at a problem that appears based on the evidence in public documents to be pretty lopsided—not to see it as political, and if it is political and our horses are caught up in a battle that cannot be won for them unless and until both parties lay cards on the table for all of the American people to see, I don’t know how we are going to address how America’s living monuments to the pioneer spirit…integral members of the system of public lands where found…contributors to the diversity of life forms in the nation became non-native, invasive,exotic, feral, pest, non-indigenous, alien species without a word of debate on the floor in either Congressional chamber. Until we address this—we will continue fighting windmills.

    August 11, 2013
  • Arlene

    It has always been all about our horses, and i Love my changes increasing for winning the Lottery here,I play it for the Horses !!!!!

    August 12, 2013
  • JanSchultz

    I like that deal.

    August 12, 2013