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Sound Off -- Aug. 18, 2014

Heads up, people — you aren’t fooling anyone

People sure aren’t getting the message about the terrible consequences that can occur as a result of texting and driving. I was driving behind a young woman in a black Toyota Camry and she texted all the way from Sixth Street to 11th Street. I could see her looking down at her phone in her lap and her eyes flickering up every once in a while. She missed her turn at the four-way stop, then looked startled to realize it was her turn, then she weaved all over the road for several blocks. She was even texting while she drove down the block behind the police station!

Sabotage on the golf course

Locally, it would appear that the city has sabotaged the Rec Centre Golf Course. Instead of paying the huge cost of repairing the golf course again, they could have topped up the dike along the course. I wonder who is behind this?

Better off with private health care

After reading about the denial of the CT scanner for Killarney, I am thinking we would be better off with private health insurance. I have lived in the United States and had private health insurance. I can never remember waiting six weeks for a MRI or a CT scan. I cannot recall a health governing body denying a hospital equipment. The RHAs only care about the bottom line — saving cash and not patients.

Ready to survive Armageddon?

So buffer zones are required because some people have allergies to pesticides. Isn’t it about time we stopped messing with Darwinism? Without allowing evolution through natural selection to proceed as intended, we risk becoming a species of chemical-intolerant, short-sighted, diabetic, peanut allergic, weaklings and generally unfit to survive in the “real” world we will return to when civilization as we know it comes to an end! No civilization has lasted forever and we should be using this brief period of technical know-how to develop the human race into a super-species able to survive the coming Armageddon. (Note tongue placed in cheek)

Washboard road needs paving

Hunter Road runs north from Grand Valley Road to the highway. It was very busy while Grand Valley Road was closed at 18th Street due to flooding and still lots of traffic the rest of the time. It’s a dusty gravel road with terrible washboard! Surely this could be paved.

No respect — not even from own relatives

To the person who wrote a while ago about traffic not respecting a funeral procession. This happened to my family en route to the cemetery when we were cut off trying to enter the cemetery on a country road. A couple came from the opposite side and did not stop for anyone. My uncle was a veteran in the Second World War and the other people in their 50s should have known better to stop rather than cut us off following other relatives in the funeral procession. I could have phoned the police to report them, but I didn’t want to waste time. Plus, they were relatives, too, who attended the funeral earlier in the afternoon and left after the service.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 18, 2014

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Heads up, people — you aren’t fooling anyone

People sure aren’t getting the message about the terrible consequences that can occur as a result of texting and driving. I was driving behind a young woman in a black Toyota Camry and she texted all the way from Sixth Street to 11th Street. I could see her looking down at her phone in her lap and her eyes flickering up every once in a while. She missed her turn at the four-way stop, then looked startled to realize it was her turn, then she weaved all over the road for several blocks. She was even texting while she drove down the block behind the police station!

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Heads up, people — you aren’t fooling anyone

People sure aren’t getting the message about the terrible consequences that can occur as a result of texting and driving. I was driving behind a young woman in a black Toyota Camry and she texted all the way from Sixth Street to 11th Street. I could see her looking down at her phone in her lap and her eyes flickering up every once in a while. She missed her turn at the four-way stop, then looked startled to realize it was her turn, then she weaved all over the road for several blocks. She was even texting while she drove down the block behind the police station!

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