DO WE HAVE OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT?

Isn’t there a middle ground on this dog thing?

Whoopi says fighting and killing them is a Southern tradition. In Las Vegas, dogs are treated better than fallen soldiers.

Local weatherman John Fredericks has been a big story in Las Vegas for the past few months. His dog Jordan passed away on August 4. We feel bad that Fredericks was devastated by the death of his dog but the coverage has been eye opening for many.

How do I put this gently? Why doesn’t each Las Vegas soldier who has been killed during the Iraq conflict should get the same exact outpouring of emotion John’s dog has? By my observation, the dog has gotten more coverage than any single dead soldier.

Below are the various videos posted in honor of Jordan the Dog (thanks to KVBC).

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Including this one, the Memorial where it appears a 1000+ people showed up to pay respect to the Jordan the Dog.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO WATCH THE 32 MINUTE VIDEO:

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John introduced his new dog, LJ on Monday.

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Below is a soldier who recently took his own life in Iraq. I may be missing it, but I couldn’t find archived video on KVBC’s website about past Las Vegas soldier’s deaths. If you know of a link, please email me.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW FOR THE NEWS STORY (thanks to KBVC):

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MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE MORE NEWS COVERAGE ON A MASSIVE PROBLEM DOMESTICALLY. HOW ABOUT AN AVALANCHE OF COVERAGE ON THE HORRIFIC NUMBERS OF INTIMATE PARTNER MURDERS?

THESE STATS ARE EYE-OPENING:

In 2004, Nevada ranked 5th in the United States of intimate partner murders (males killing females). This correlated to 2.21 female homicides per 100,000 residents.

In 2004:           947 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq;
       
                 848 women died at the hands of intimate partners

In 2005:           789 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq;
                       
840 women died at the hands of intimate partners

In 2006:           800 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq;
                        791 women died at the hands of intimate partners  

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