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Faulconer, Zapf Set To Declare 'SeaWorld San Diego Month' For Park's 50th Anniversary

JM,

Someday I hope you try to feel a little empathy and connect with another animal.

We are all the same. All mammals operate with the same biology. All mammals operate with the same nervous system. All mammals have a mind that can think and feel emotion.

We should not limit our empathy to those with equivalent intelligence. All the beings of this planet are deserving of compassion.

And this is not coming from a wild extreme leftist. You know my other positions JM and we agree on many things. I just hope you eventually see what I see on this issue.

March 19, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Author Looks To Animals For Deeper Understanding Of Good And Evil

Thanks for the article about Jeffrey Masson KPBS! Quite an interesting book. I'm sad I missed his presentation yesterday at USD. Although his website is full of info:
http://www.jeffreymasson.com

JM,

He never said humans are the only ones that kill their own species. Other do, but usually it is accidental while engaged in conflict. Their intent is to scare (or worst case injure), not to kill. Predators are hunting other species, not their own.

March 19, 2014 at 1:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Faulconer, Zapf Set To Declare 'SeaWorld San Diego Month' For Park's 50th Anniversary

This is the exact reason why more education is needed to increase empathy towards other beings.

Convincing SeaWorld to end their captivity of large mammals is part of that education and move towards a more compassionate society.

Pure and simple.

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mahatma Gandhi

March 19, 2014 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Faulconer, Zapf Set To Declare 'SeaWorld San Diego Month' For Park's 50th Anniversary

Today's list of comments from SeaWorld Supporter JeanMarc:

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"I believe Japanese whaling ships should hire snipers to shoot Sea Shepherd members."

"Animals just aren't very high on my priority list. I do not believe they are being tortured while in captivity, but even if they were, WHO CARES? They are just animals."

"Even if they were deliberately torturing animals, if the result was the creation of thousands of jobs and millions of tax dollars paid, I would say "go ahead and torture!""

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For those who go to SeaWorld, this is your company.

Is that what you want to teach your kids? Torture is ok so long as it is profitable?

March 19, 2014 at 1:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Tijuana Stages A Revival

DLR,

I am a world traveler and disagree, not just with your premise but for belittling people who haven't had the opportunity to travel.

I've had tasty beverages in places from Costa Rica to Argentina to Spain have all been much more enjoyable than Mexico for me. But I can replicate the experience with decent authenticity right here in San Diego in many of our wonderful international restaurants.

There is absolutely no reason to risk your life in Mexico for a beverage. That is insane.

March 13, 2014 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Feinstein: CIA Improperly Searched Computer Network

Missionfailed,

My rightist Republicans? Don't sully my name with such a dirty and false association.

You know as well as I do that the leftist Democrats have no new blood. They are scraping the bottom of the recycle bin with Jerry Brown and Feinstein, Boxer, and Pelosi have been super-glued to their seats and pumped full of Botox.

You also conveniently ignore Obama's impeachable offense. An offense that violates the separation of powers and the core ideals of American democracy.

March 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

ACLU Sues Over Rejection Of Anti-SeaWorld Ad At San Diego Airport; PETA Joins Suit

Well said Duck!

SeaWorld must give in as all this negative press is certainly hurting their profits. And it is only going to grow and get louder.

Even being associated with SeaWorld is becoming a liability. Just ask our airport.

March 13, 2014 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Tijuana Stages A Revival

Tijuana is just as dangerous as ever and tourists are putting their lives at risk going there. They also hurt San Diego's economy when they do risk a trip south of the border.

If you are craving Mexican food, crafts, or music, San Diego has it all!

Support San Diego, shop local!

March 13, 2014 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Feinstein: CIA Improperly Searched Computer Network

Interesting also that Obama was the one who ordered the CIA to illegally hack Senate computers and destroy the torture report.

Isn't that an impeachable offense?

I'd say that is much more of an crime than what Nixon did.

March 11, 2014 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Feinstein: CIA Improperly Searched Computer Network

Feinstein is a hypocrite and no longer represents leftist Democrats, or anyone else.

20 years in the Senate is way too long as she clearly has burned out. Time for change.

March 11, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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