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There are 78 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 22, 2010, titled Buggy, car collide in Walnut Bottom; injured horse causes 2nd a.... In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A vehicle collision with a horse and buggy Monday afternoon in Walnut Bottom led to a second accident caused by the loose horse running in the road.

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Since: May 09

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#63 Mar 24, 2010
lol wrote:
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yep they can come up on you very quickly... yes their are blind hills , turns etc. But again stupid englishers that are impatient and can't handle following the buggy at its slow pace until it is safe to pass puts themselves in danger and the people in the buggy.
Stop calling us "englishers."
Penny

Shippensburg, PA

#65 Mar 24, 2010
Does anyone know how the accident victims are? I read that the victims were a mother and an infant.Is this correct?
LOL

Greencastle, PA

#66 Mar 24, 2010
Effington wrote:
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Stop calling us "englishers."
Why? Does it hurt your feelings? It is not an offensive term. To the Old Order Mennonite and Amish etc, we are called Englishers. Nothing wrong with that! Don't like to bad, I'm not gonna shed any tears for you. I am an Englisher to them just as you are & anyone else that is not Amish etc , or would you rather me use Yankee or High People, those are some other terms they use but Englisher is most common! Dont cry in your milk...
Just- Me

Newville, PA

#67 Mar 24, 2010
IT IS NOT religion, iT A WAY OUT OF tax,S lOOK IN THERE HOUSE, SAME AS MIND. bULL s...
been there seen that

Pittsfield, MA

#68 Mar 25, 2010
Just- Me wrote:
IT IS NOT religion, iT A WAY OUT OF tax,S lOOK IN THERE HOUSE, SAME AS MIND. bULL s...
Why in the world do the people on here think that Amish/Mennonites/Brethren are exempt from taxes and insurance?? Can you show me where this is written in the tax code or other laws? For the last time, listen up--We pay income tax at exactly the same rates you do.(Some groups have chosen to opt out of Social Security--they neither pay nor receive it.) We are subject to the same mandatory insurance everyone else is--car insurance, for instance, and farm insurance if there is a mortgage on the farm.
On a deeper level, why all this animosity? Why is it your business what's in anyone's house, and why would you judge their religion so harshly?
Friend

Philadelphia, PA

#69 Mar 25, 2010
been there seen that wrote:
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Why in the world do the people on here think that Amish/Mennonites/Brethren are exempt from taxes and insurance?? Can you show me where this is written in the tax code or other laws? For the last time, listen up--We pay income tax at exactly the same rates you do.(Some groups have chosen to opt out of Social Security--they neither pay nor receive it.) We are subject to the same mandatory insurance everyone else is--car insurance, for instance, and farm insurance if there is a mortgage on the farm.
On a deeper level, why all this animosity? Why is it your business what's in anyone's house, and why would you judge their religion so harshly?
Amen, Brother (sister??)!! Like everyone else, we pay our taxes because it is the law of the land. To think that we are exempt from paying taxes is totally absurd. Like I said before, check with any BONAFIDE tax preparer and they will tell you we pay taxes the same as anyone else - unless there is a claim for exemption from Soc. Sec.- and then, if you don't pay in, you don't collect.
George

Woodbridge, VA

#70 Mar 25, 2010
been there seen that wrote:
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On a deeper level, why all this animosity? Why is it your business what's in anyone's house, and why would you judge their religion so harshly?
Because they have been told by other rednecks that you are getting away with not paying taxes and are too ignorant to find out whether that is true or not. Much easier to hate than to actually find out the answer.
Eric

Franklinville, NC

#71 Mar 25, 2010
As someone that lives in the area and is friends with many of the amish it really amazes me that some of you just don't have a clue. The horse to them is a tool, and while at times they use the hard, their horses are taken care of better than some of the ENGLISH peoples horses. I have seen english horses that probably wish they had the life of and amish horse.

Also if any of you get the chance ride in a buggy or wagon with the amish sometimes and see how many times ignorant drivers go by them blowing the horn with the purpose of spooking the horse. No sure if any of you remember last year but that is exactly what happened to a friend of mines horse that ended up going over the 81 bridge.

They deserve that same respect on the road as anyone else.
Friend

Philadelphia, PA

#72 Mar 25, 2010
Effington wrote:
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Stop calling us "englishers."
Perhaps if being called an englisher offends your sensitivities, you should stay away from this discussion....

Since: May 09

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#73 Mar 25, 2010
Friend wrote:
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Perhaps if being called an englisher offends your sensitivities, you should stay away from this discussion....
No, it offends my sense of spelling and grammar - "englisher" is not a word. Perhaps I should stay away from this discussion, simpleton.
George

Woodbridge, VA

#74 Mar 25, 2010
eff, I've never heard the Amish use the word "englisher", but they do call us "english". When they aren't calling us something in dutch because we've been rude to them.

You would be amazed how rude some "english" can be to them. I've seen people purposely try to hit their buggies, and I've seen women curse the women at the SR Greenhouse horribly because they didn't have a soda machine there. DUH!
Friend

Philadelphia, PA

#75 Mar 25, 2010
George wrote:
eff, I've never heard the Amish use the word "englisher", but they do call us "english". When they aren't calling us something in dutch because we've been rude to them.
You would be amazed how rude some "english" can be to them. I've seen people purposely try to hit their buggies, and I've seen women curse the women at the SR Greenhouse horribly because they didn't have a soda machine there. DUH!
My Amish friends have often referred to Englischers (which, I believe, is the correct German spelling).
I Feel Your Pain

Shippensburg, PA

#76 Mar 25, 2010
"Gangstas" isn't really a word either. People still use it to describe young thugs. English, or "Englisher" isn't derogatory. It would be like being offended by being described as Christian, Jewish, grumpy, friendly, white, black, brown eyed, short or tall. How many people misidentify the different sects of plain people and lump them all as Amish? And perhaps the term "plain people" would be offensive to them. Folks have to stop being so bloody sensitive and politically correct. They are descriptive words. If you don't like the words that describe you, then maybe you need to find a way to be happier with who you are, or accept that you can't change physical characteristics.
priorities

Albany, NY

#77 Mar 25, 2010
"English" is not a derogatory term, or even a personal one. It simply describes what language you speak. The term "Plain People" is not offensive either; it is the broader term for all the Anabaptist sects, rather than specifying Amish, River Brethren, German Baptist, etc.
LOL

Greencastle, PA

#78 Mar 26, 2010
Effington wrote:
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No, it offends my sense of spelling and grammar - "englisher" is not a word. Perhaps I should stay away from this discussion, simpleton.
Have you ever heard some of the Amish speak? Guess not. We are ENGLISHER'S to them. Go look it up... not everyone in this world is perfect. DO NOT MAKE FUN OF HOW ANOTHER CULTURE SPEAKS, that is rude! you are the simpleton cause you have nothing better to do than be offened over spelling and grammar.

http://www.amish.net/lifestyle.asp

Since: Jun 08

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#79 Mar 26, 2010
I Feel Your Pain wrote:
"Gangstas" isn't really a word either. People still use it to describe young thugs. English, or "Englisher" isn't derogatory. It would be like being offended by being described as Christian, Jewish, grumpy, friendly, white, black, brown eyed, short or tall. How many people misidentify the different sects of plain people and lump them all as Amish? And perhaps the term "plain people" would be offensive to them. Folks have to stop being so bloody sensitive and politically correct. They are descriptive words. If you don't like the words that describe you, then maybe you need to find a way to be happier with who you are, or accept that you can't change physical characteristics.
They should call us Englishas.. you know kind of like the gangsa thing but leaning more to the geeky white folk.

Since: Jun 08

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#80 Mar 26, 2010
Forgot my "t" in gangsta.
I Feel Your Pain

Shippensburg, PA

#81 Mar 26, 2010
Dean 1 wrote:
<quoted text>They should call us Englishas.. you know kind of like the gangsa thing but leaning more to the geeky white folk.
LOL

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