LETTERS FROMOUR READERS
Hang up and drive your semi
It is getting increasingly more dangerous to drive the freeway these days, with the stupid, reckless texters in cars. Now we are running for our lives from big- rig drivers. A good amount of them are unqualified and have no business driving. They can't stay in their own lanes because they are too busy on their cell phones.
Come on, people, you are risking your lives as well as ours! Hang up!
HSUS won't stop there
Foster Farms, J.S. West and all you other farmers and ranchers had better wake up and smell the brimstone.
The Humane Society of the United States has as its stated goal to put you all out of business. Do you think they will be satisfied with just these latest concessions?
The HSUS spends less than 1 percent of its funds on actual animal welfare; the rest is used on propaganda, lobbying and salaries. The HSUS is well funded but is dwarfed by the economic might of the nation's agribusiness. You had better start using your muscle to expose the true agenda of the HSUS and dehorn them or their cancer will consume you.
The HSUS sets themselves up as self-proclaimed, self-appointed experts on animals. To allow them to be the arbiter of what is proper treatment of animals is a very bad joke. Who better knows how an animal is to be treated than those who are in the business? You all know that an animal won't thrive and produce if it stressed or mistreated. If they don't thrive, you lose money; that's the proper test, not some pinheaded animal rights demagogue.
Facts and gun control
In his book "Being Logical," D.Q. McInerny states that to solve problems we must use facts. Wayne LaPierre spoke to the 2,000 members of the National Rifle Association about the right of Americans to bear arms, drawing fervent applause. LaPierre and fellow NRA members,along with hefty contributions to members of Congress, had just killed legislation requiring background checks on gun sales.
Now, let's look at some facts.
1. Gun manufacturers make guns; some are used to kill people, like the 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook school.
2. Since LaPierre promoted the sale of those guns, he must accept some responsibility for those deaths.
3. The manufacturers also have some responsibility. "Accessory" may be too strong a term.
The NRA and others have made suggestions for protecting schools. All start with the word "if." If schools hired armed personnel, they could shoot the bad guys. If schools hired guards, they could kill the perps. If parents kept guns locked away in gun safes, shooters wouldn't have access to weapons.
The word "if" makes the suggestions meaningless, as illustrated by the adage: "If the dog hadn't stopped to relieve himself, he would have caught the rabbit." And that's a fact.
Roadside help for scooters?
It's time for vacations, so you have to get prepared, check coverage of insurance on your vehicle, new tires, maintenance, etc.
Some people are disabled. They don't go on vacation, yet it's time to check performance of all mobility equipment. Why not have insurance and road service for mobility devices, especially the scooters? Many are being used on the streets to get around to appointments, shopping, etc. What if it failed to get one to their destination? Just something to think about!
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