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Sound Off -- Sept. 5, 2014

These are not soldiers

The recent murders of minorities and other innocent people tells me a lot about the perpetrators. These aren’t soldiers! They’re atrocious murderers who love killing defenceless people! There’s no honour in that. Peace-loving Muslims and others should unite against this social cancer.

Police salaries out of line

Interested to read in Aug. 23 Brandon Sun Editorial that “the base wage for a first-class constable” in Brandon “will top $92,000.” This is “with five years experience.” Something wrong with this picture? I earned a diploma and degree in nursing and even after 45 years in nursing I didn’t make that much working full time. Oh, you say it is because a police job comes with high risk? Granted, nurses may or may not have guns or knives pointed at them but our risk is just as insidious, for example, dangerous viruses, SARS, AIDS, and probably coming soon Ebola. We need to get a grip on police salaries.

One minute saved

To the idiot in the white car who passed me while I was doing the legal speed limit on No. 10 highway between Ditch Lake and Onanole — you nearly caused a head-on collision. I’m glad you were able to get to Clear Lake a full one minute before I did. When you have a medical checkup you should consider being tested for stupidity.

Not seeing straight

Has anyone else been wondering about the crew that is painting the lines on Brandon roads? Many of these street lines are far from straight and look like a child painted them. Is there any quality control being done on city crews or the contractors that they hire?

No inquiry needed

I believe that a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women is not a good direction. I think the cause is obvious — as long as young girls and women are on the streets looking for drugs and companionship they will continue to be taken — we know the outcome of that. Instead of spending millions on an inquiry I think programs and a serious look at how to provide a better lifestyle would be more of a solution. However, some of this caring has to start at home.

Vive la différence

I would first like to congratulate Karli and Ashley on their wedding. As a person who was born and raised in southwestern Manitoba, it’s hard to believe how narrow-minded some people are in 2014. I consider myself a religious person, however, as a true religious person one must not past judgement on someone for their beliefs. It’s unfortunate that we still live in a society where people are constantly being judged for what they wear, what they drive and who they marry. If everyone had identical beliefs, we would only have one box store, one style of restaurant, one brand of vehicle and one church. Wouldn’t that be something.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 5, 2014

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Re police salaries out of line. Agreed that in general, a qualified and experienced nurse contributes as much to society as a qualified and experienced policeman, yet this is not reflected in remuneration.

Re No inquiry needed. I don't care what Brian Mulroney says, an inquiry is a waste of time. The nature of the problem with aboriginal women is not rocket science and is described somewhat adequately by this sound off.

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These are not soldiers

The recent murders of minorities and other innocent people tells me a lot about the perpetrators. These aren’t soldiers! They’re atrocious murderers who love killing defenceless people! There’s no honour in that. Peace-loving Muslims and others should unite against this social cancer.

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The recent murders of minorities and other innocent people tells me a lot about the perpetrators. These aren’t soldiers! They’re atrocious murderers who love killing defenceless people! There’s no honour in that. Peace-loving Muslims and others should unite against this social cancer.

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