tarantulaguy1976 showed up to thump his chest and threaten a lawsuit. he is taking credit for shutting down a blog that posted his video. he said my blog will be next if i don't step in line. little does he know, that kind of attitude will not bring the results he desires.
if the pit nutters are so certain that their positions are correct and ours are so dead wrong, why is there such vehement opposition to our voices? why do they devote so much time and energy trying to silence us crazy haters? i can only surmise that it is because they know deep down that their position can not withstand close public scrutiny. but back to tarantulaguy...
recall mr pit nutter, "my pit bull saved my child's life while i was surfing the internet". he described a scene that "no parent should ever have to see" when his pit bull pulled him away from the computer and saved his son from death by mini blind cord. tarantulaguy1976 went on to wish us haters would all fall down a cliff and into a river with a really fast current. he blessed the internet with his tribute to nanny dogs way back in august 2009, long after the danger of mini blinds was well known. but i suspect most people either don't think about it or assume those accidents only happen to others. his video is quite the youtube sensation boasting 120,000 views and almost 1900 comments. i was told that he won't allow dissenting comments, so i posted a comment. a question really, not only did he allow it in, he responded. i asked, "after the alleged strangling, did you get those blind cords out of the house?" he replied yes, immediately, he tore them off of the wall.
i think that it is safe to assume that tarantulaguy acknowledges that the mini blind cord design is dangerous and needs to be corrected. let's dissect these two dangers and crunch some numbers. i will take LEE IACOCA'S cold hearted unemotional ford pinto approach and leave the blubbering and fear mongering to tarantulaguy1976.
according to this website, 768 carbon based units (CBU) have been terminated by mini blind cords since 1973. that averages out to the termination of 20.75 CBU each year by mini blind cords or approximately 1 CBU every two weeks. the window blind industry estimates there are one billion corded blinds in the united states.
according to this website 2009 statistic, there are 77.5 million dogs in the united states. let's round that up to a nice round number 80 million. let's assign a nice round number to the percentage of pit bulls. let's say 10%.
according to this website 110 CBU have been terminated by pit bull type dogs since 2005. that averages out to the termination of 18.3 CBU each year by pit bull dogs.
the difference between 20.75 and 18.3 per year, hardly seems significant, until you factor in the number of potential killers; one billion mini blinds and a very generous estimate of eight million pit bulls. then the difference is staggering.
where's the tipping point? at what point do pit bull fanciers, animal behaviorists, veterinarians, etc grow a pair and acknowledge that the pit bull as a product is defective and harmful to society? at what point do they admit that you are more likely to be killed by a pit bull than a mini blind cord?