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July 18, 2013

Speakout: July 18, 2013

Children

When you bring your children to a beach or playground you should be watching them. You should not rely on other people to watch your children.

Smoking

It is your right to smoke. However, it is not your right to kill me with your smoking. Public smoking should be banned. The sight of people smoking at the July 4th festivities was disgusting. Do you people not care about others at all?

Firefighters

One international airport terminal and all hangers, 15-plus industrial buildings, a K-12 school, a college, three dorms, two car dealerships, NYSEG operations building, a propane distribution terminal and more, yet the fire department is run by volunteers. They can do it.

Honor

To the person complaining about weddings, consider it an honor to be asked to be part of the wedding party. If you can’t afford it, talk to the couple. And bringing a dish is cheaper than catering. Bringing a gift is optional. Granted the wedding party usually receives a gift.

Tied

Any dog that is tied up and is crying is crying for a reason and maybe won’t hush up if you tell it to. Is it too hot for him? He’s trying to get someones’ attention. People should love their pets.

Word

Why is Paula Dean being crucified for calling somebody the N word when black people use the same word to describe each other? Or a singer uses it in a song? There is still a double standard in our society. Discriminatory language shouldn’t be used at all.

Friendship

If only some women would realize that men can have female friends who are there for them just as a female can have male friends just for friendship, nothing more, this would be a better world. No more jealousy, please.

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