Category Archives: Safety

Roadside Memorials

“We say that the hour of death is uncertain, but when we say this we think of that hour as situated in an obscure and distant future. It does not occur to us that it can have any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.” ~ Marcel Proust Continue reading

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Failure to use compass leads to hiker’s death

Failure to use compass leads to hiker’s death Documents related to the case of missing hiker Geraldine Largay, whose body was found October 2015, were recently released. Although news articles had previously described Largay as “an experienced hiker” recently released … Continue reading

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Five MPH can be the difference between life and death

The dangerous foolishness of PennDOT continues… “Everybody runs 70 to 72 (mph) anyway.” Pa. raises speed limit to 70 on 800 miles of roads https://t.co/Wvp7bZEXRX pic.twitter.com/2KEALQRhjn — TribLIVE.com (@TribLIVE) May 3, 2016    

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Flashing yellow arrow traffic signals are unnecessary and needlessly confusing

I’ve been driving over 35 years. And I was a professional truck driver for over 25 years. I also know something about semiotics. A sign (or symbol) represents (or points to) something else. Although some signs (or symbols) may resemble … Continue reading

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It’s time to change the March for Life date to sometime in the spring

It’s time to change the March for Life date to sometime in the spring Blizzard 2016 has, I think, proven — once and for all — that the March for Life organizers need to choose a safer season for their … Continue reading

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Pastor prays with man who enters church with rifle

  Pastor prays with man who enters church with rifle FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Sunday was absolutely a day of celebration at Heal The Land Outreach Ministries – just days after the pastor of the church managed to defuse a … Continue reading

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Black mob mall violence

Black mob mall violence I guess I’m out-of-the-loop regarding such matters, but, apparently, black “teens” have an annual tradition of flash mobbing malls on the day after Christmas. My news feed erupted last night with the news of black mob … Continue reading

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