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So Sad

Jonesborough, TN

#1 Sep 1, 2012
As many of you know Johnson County has lost 3 young people and others have been hurt in the past week due to drivers driving at excessive speeds. I would like to plead with our young people/older people or just anyone in general who makes a decision to get behind the wheel and drive fast, PLEASE, PLEASE think very seriously before you do this. You are not only taking your life in your hands, but maybe even the life of innocent people. This is really bothering me. It is even making me afraid to even get behind the wheel of my own car and go out on the roads for fear that someone will be driving too fast and hit me.
It is unnecessary and foolish to get behind the wheel and do this to yourself and others. What a waste!
Please..........Don't drive too fast. Use common sense and drive sensibly and responsibly. Protect your life and the lives of others you may come into contact with.
Thanks for listening and please take my words to heart.
concerned citizen

Johnson City, TN

#2 Sep 2, 2012
i too am worried these days. seems like more and more people are flying down the roads (back and main) and it is terrifying. i would like for everone to sit and think about what it would be like if they got a phone call that their closest family member had been in an accident and didnt make it. i fear for this phone call all the time and really dont want my family to have to deal with the lose of me because someone else felt the need to drive crazy. how can anyone be morning the lose of 2 friends or acquaintances then decide to haul ass on a cury back road in this county. this could have been my family that was hit and i can thank god that it wasnt and that the innocent person that was hit is alright

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#3 Sep 2, 2012
So Sad wrote:
Please..........Don't drive too fast. Use common sense and drive sensibly and responsibly.
And use your turn indicator, don't tailgate, and when you're driving slowly (especially on road or farm equipment) be sure to pull over and let backed up traffic go by.
MILITARY

United States

#4 Sep 2, 2012
My advice to young people is to join the military.
up the creek

Asheville, NC

#5 Sep 2, 2012
MILITARY wrote:
My advice to young people is to join the military.
Yes, by all means. Nothing bad ever happens to any of them!
stars and stripes

Rolesville, NC

#6 Sep 3, 2012
The military d0esnt always cause the young to mature but it does many.
They all d0nt make a career out of it but if they do they will be financially set for the rest of their life and free health care.
Some may go to war and get killed but not all of them.
Anyone can die or get killed at any second that's not in a war zone.
I AGREE

Johnson City, TN

#7 Sep 3, 2012
The Military can teach responsibility.
Hate67

West Jefferson, NC

#8 Sep 3, 2012
And don't pass on yellow line! Twice I have been passed recently by the same woman on a yellow line heading toward Butler. I was a bit over speed limit. She must have been doing at least 85 and both times appeared to be disciplining a kid in the back seat. Freaky. This woman looks to be about 50 so its not just youngsters.
Hate67

West Jefferson, NC

#9 Sep 3, 2012
Biggest issue for people in military enlisted grades is DUI, speeding and wreckless driving. They are 8 times as likely to be killed in a car accident as in combat. Even in Afghanistan and Iraq 10% of the deaths were from wrecks.

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#10 Sep 3, 2012
Hate67 wrote:
This woman looks to be about 50 so its not just youngsters.
My bet: she's been a derelict driver since she started and just happens to have made it to 50-ish.
red neck

Tarboro, NC

#11 Sep 3, 2012
Best way to help the kids is clean the drugs off the streets in the homes, Raise the bar on education, Erase ignorance.
TELL US

Asheville, NC

#12 Sep 3, 2012
red neck wrote:
Best way to help the kids is clean the drugs off the streets in the homes, Raise the bar on education, Erase ignorance.
How do we go about cleaning the streets from drugs?

Homeland Security, Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, plus local agencies such as Drug Task Force can't do it so what do you suggest?

“I'm Back”

Since: Mar 12

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#13 Sep 3, 2012
up the creek wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, by all means. Nothing bad ever happens to any of them!
I think the poster had a simple answer to a variety of complex problems facing our young people. If they choose not to further their education and go onto college, the military is a positive choice.

Young people that remain here in Johnson County face unemployment or jobs that offer minimum pay; also rampant drug abuse, early unplanned pregnancy, plain laziness, etc...seem to dominate the youth of this area. At least the military may teach them self-respect, and self-worth, while they discover that hard work will not kill them, but merely make them stronger. In general, it appears people's self-pride has taken flight, they are content to receive food stamps, monthly welfare payments, and hand outs as long as they are getting by. I suggest that young people who receive benefits longer than an alotted amount of time should be required to serve time in the military.

(Of course, we will probably have to have a Special Ed Dept. in each branch to bring them up to the standard of the averages of others in regards to reading/writing, basic math, communication, processing thought, critical thinking skills....)

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#14 Sep 3, 2012
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#15 Sep 3, 2012
red neck wrote:
Best way to help the kids is clean the drugs off the streets in the homes, Raise the bar on education, Erase ignorance.
I agree- two most important factors, along with talking yourself blue in the face, and checking on their wear-a-bouts, for they WILL lie. I have to laugh at those parents who say, "My child would not lie to me." Tells me the kid's smarter than the parent.
red neck

Tarboro, NC

#16 Sep 3, 2012
TELL US wrote:
<quoted text> How do we go about cleaning the streets from drugs?
Homeland Security, Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, plus local agencies such as Drug Task Force can't do it so what do you suggest?
Thank you for asking, First It would have to be a joint coalition of city, county, state and federal authorities, With a special judge and prosecutor and 1 leader a drug zare or some one like Eliot NESS Who cleaned up the streets of Chicago, Handing down mandatory sentences, Not slap on the wrist or turn in a dealer and we will let you off, For instance 7 to 20 years no probation, 7 years hard time if you cooperate 20 years hard time if you don't and has to go to trial no exceptions, Every one in the county knows who the druggies and pushers are including law enforcement, You can always find provable cause to search, start taking the street dealers off the streets, Like the one that stands on the coroner down at the village and uses kids as his runners, Watch who the children are taking the drugs to that will give you an idea who the users are, Bust the users and the pushers, mandatory sentences on them as well, don't let local handle the busts only the new task force, don't let no one except special task force know who and when. That for just a start. No one in the county will know until after the busts are made.
here now

Johnson City, TN

#17 Sep 3, 2012
red neck wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you for asking, First It would have to be a joint coalition of city, county, state and federal authorities, With a special judge and prosecutor and 1 leader a drug zare or some one like Eliot NESS Who cleaned up the streets of Chicago, Handing down mandatory sentences, Not slap on the wrist or turn in a dealer and we will let you off, For instance 7 to 20 years no probation, 7 years hard time if you cooperate 20 years hard time if you don't and has to go to trial no exceptions, Every one in the county knows who the druggies and pushers are including law enforcement, You can always find provable cause to search, start taking the street dealers off the streets, Like the one that stands on the coroner down at the village and uses kids as his runners, Watch who the children are taking the drugs to that will give you an idea who the users are, Bust the users and the pushers, mandatory sentences on them as well, don't let local handle the busts only the new task force, don't let no one except special task force know who and when. That for just a start. No one in the county will know until after the busts are made.
sounds good to me.

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#18 Sep 3, 2012
Dee F Noise wrote:
I suggest that young people who receive benefits longer than an alotted amount of time should be required to serve time in the military.
Uhh, once their allotted time expires, won't they suddenly develop disabilities?
CHRISTIAN

Kaneohe, HI

#19 Sep 3, 2012
Young people that are drawing benefits are disabled or they are drawing benefits from a parent.
Why should they have to join the military because of one or both parents being disabled?
If the young perrson is disabled, the military wouldny take them.
NOT GUILTY

Johnson City, TN

#20 Sep 4, 2012
It's not just the young people.
Sunday I was sitting behind someone at the ATM machine at the bank and the man driving the truck backed up and damaged my bumper.
I called the Police to come out and make a report, the man said over and over that he didn't see me sitting behind him.
I got the impression that he didn't think he was at fault because he didn't see me since he said it numerous times.
He didn't say he wasn't at fault but the over and over of "I didn't see you" gave me that impression.
He told the officer that he did hit me and there are cameras at a drive thru at banks to prove that he hit me.
For one he has three mirrors that he could have looked through and saw me behind him and he could have turned his head and looked before he backed his truck up.
I layed down on the horn, I didn't just beep the horn, I blasted the horn but he kept backing up and hit me.
Now I have around 1,000 dollards worth of damage to my vehicle and he wants to keep saying "I didn't see you".
OK fine, he didn't see me, I didn't think he took aim and fired, I know ot was an accident.
It could have been avoided if he would have been paying attention.
Everyone, have uninsured motorist insurance because there are people that drive around with no insurance and if you only have liability insurance, liability doesn't fix your vehicle.
He does have insurance and so do I so my vehicle will be fixed.
The man looked to be in his 60's, so it is not only young people who operate their vehicle like they have their head in the sand.

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