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Sound Off -- Jan. 6, 2014

Jacked-up trucks a danger

An owner of an elevated truck stated it’s used for work, mostly in the oilfield industry (Brandon Sun, Dec. 28). Other owners of such vehicles have also said this. If this truck was “required” for work in the oilfield then perhaps the oilfield companies would be paying the bills for it to be raised, but alas this isn’t the case. Were any workers “told” to get their trucks lifted by the oil companies? Not likely. Did MPI see a letter from the oilfield companies requesting authorization for these people to raise their vehicles for work purposes? Again, not likely. So, MPI, you justify that you will allow these trucks “raised for work purposes” on the owners say so, even though it is endangering the lives of those who respect the law.

C’mon, Sun editorial writer dude, get it rite!

The kids in the BSD may be “all right” but your grammar is not (Brandon Sun editorial, Dec. 30). Even if you were alluding to the song, your reference is too obscure to be worthwhile ignoring the fact that “alright” is not a word.

Bye-bye bulbs

It was the end of the incandescent bulb Jan. 1 — a sad day for the environment as we will be forced to use compact fluorescent light bulbs instead. I just cannot understand in a democracy how our government can force us to use something so dangerous. Most people have no idea that you cannot dispose of these in household garbage, let alone the danger in your home if you break one.

Sick days are for when you’re sick

I could only shake my head at the person complaining that, while waiting for an MRI, her mom has used up all the sick days she normally uses to take her family on vacation. Hmm. Using sick days because you physically can’t make it into work — what a concept!

What was the reason for delay?

I was reading the Sound Off about the Brandon hospital and the postponing of someone’s mother’s MRI. While that is annoying, has the person ever given any thought to why the test is postponed? Can your mom still walk? If so, the MRI is not considered urgent. Have you thought of people who have recently been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? These people are the ones that need the MRI so the treatment of their disease can start immediately. I know this personally. My loved one was getting an MRI on New Year’s Eve a few years ago.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 6, 2014

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Jacked-up trucks a danger

An owner of an elevated truck stated it’s used for work, mostly in the oilfield industry (Brandon Sun, Dec. 28). Other owners of such vehicles have also said this. If this truck was “required” for work in the oilfield then perhaps the oilfield companies would be paying the bills for it to be raised, but alas this isn’t the case. Were any workers “told” to get their trucks lifted by the oil companies? Not likely. Did MPI see a letter from the oilfield companies requesting authorization for these people to raise their vehicles for work purposes? Again, not likely. So, MPI, you justify that you will allow these trucks “raised for work purposes” on the owners say so, even though it is endangering the lives of those who respect the law.

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Jacked-up trucks a danger

An owner of an elevated truck stated it’s used for work, mostly in the oilfield industry (Brandon Sun, Dec. 28). Other owners of such vehicles have also said this. If this truck was “required” for work in the oilfield then perhaps the oilfield companies would be paying the bills for it to be raised, but alas this isn’t the case. Were any workers “told” to get their trucks lifted by the oil companies? Not likely. Did MPI see a letter from the oilfield companies requesting authorization for these people to raise their vehicles for work purposes? Again, not likely. So, MPI, you justify that you will allow these trucks “raised for work purposes” on the owners say so, even though it is endangering the lives of those who respect the law.

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