Letters: Put the cell phone down

Letters: Put the cell phone down

There are 9 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from May 15, 2010, titled Letters: Put the cell phone down. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

The arrogance of people who continue to use cell phones while driving is astounding.

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Commonsense

New Cuyama, CA

#1 May 15, 2010
Where's the outrage with windmills?

Why are we so concerned about the number of bird deaths from the oil spill and nothing is reported about the number of birds (golden eagles, migratory birds, endangered species birds, etc.) killed by the wind farms generating our renewable electricity? Where is the outcry?

Armond Conti

Royal Oaks

Dear Mr. Conti,

Because, when one does research, it becomes immediately apparent that vastly more birds of all kinds are killed each year by running into buildings, automobiles, lighted communications towers, cats and pesticides among other things than are killed by wind turbines.

From http://www.awea.org/faq/sagrillo/swbirds.html :

"The NWCC reports that: "Based on current estimates, windplant related avian collision fatalities probably represent from 0.01% to 0.02%(i.e., 1 out of every 5,000 to 10,000) of the annual avian collision fatalities in the United States."15 That is, commercial wind turbines cause the direct deaths of only 0.01% to 0.02% of all of the birds killed by collisions with man-made structures and activities in the U.S."
Eddie

Salinas, CA

#2 May 15, 2010
The reason the catholics side with the immigrant is because they forced themselves on the US in a much more arrogant and criminal fashion. They know that if we evict our Mexican neighbors that real Americans will finally see how the catholic Italian and Irish have utterly ruined this country. Wake up American and see your true enemy!
Annie

AOL

#4 May 15, 2010
"Put the cell phone down".....I agree!! I have also had several occassions where another driver pulled out in front of me while gabbing on their cell phone. Not only is it illegal, the act of not following traffic rules (example, right of ways), makes it even more maddening. Do they have a different set of laws for the idiots? Because I have yet to see anyone getting pulled over for it. If you can't pull over to the side of the road to take the call, then don't keep the phone on while driving and risk my life because of the ignorance!

Since: Apr 10

Salinas, CA

#5 May 15, 2010
Cell phones - at least if the driver is in a commercial vehicle one can call or email the business and let them know.
anotherfinemess

Monterey, CA

#6 May 15, 2010
Boy I finally have been told that the reason that nothing happened to Monterey County on 9/11 was because Mike Kanalakis helped out at the EOC.
SpartaSheryl

East Stroudsburg, PA

#7 May 15, 2010
Eddie wrote:
The reason the catholics side with the immigrant is because they forced themselves on the US in a much more arrogant and criminal fashion. They know that if we evict our Mexican neighbors that real Americans will finally see how the catholic Italian and Irish have utterly ruined this country. Wake up American and see your true enemy!
LOL - Mexicans and Italians have ruined this country? I thought we blacks did that! You know - there goes the neighborhood :)
paul

Monterey, CA

#8 May 18, 2010
SpartaSheryl wrote:
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LOL - Mexicans and Italians have ruined this country? I thought we blacks did that! You know - there goes the neighborhood :)
You just ruined the neighborhood. They ruined the whole country!
paul

Monterey, CA

#9 May 18, 2010
SpartaSheryl wrote:
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LOL - Mexicans and Italians have ruined this country? I thought we blacks did that! You know - there goes the neighborhood :)
PS. Muslims ruined the whole world.
The universe?.....Bush's fault
SpartaSheryl

East Stroudsburg, PA

#10 May 18, 2010
paul wrote:
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You just ruined the neighborhood. They ruined the whole country!
LOL!!!!

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