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  • My comment is about the taxi driver who was killed. There is a camera out there that can be mounted to the dashboard, called a GoPro camera, and it could be a way to see who's in the cab. The camera has excellent picture quality.
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  • My comment is about the taxi driver who was killed. There is a camera out there that can be mounted to the dashboard, called a GoPro camera, and it could be a way to see who's in the cab. The camera has excellent picture quality.
    Also, a sticker could be posted in the cabs stating that the inside of the cab is under surveillance. That may be a way to let everyone know that they are being watched, and maybe that would make someone think twice.
    I was just thinking in what way could we help to protect the taxi cab drivers. — Adrienne Wells, Brookings
    As a 34-year resident of Ashland, my knowledge of alternate routes in and through town is coming into play as I dodge (or try to) the inevitable delays of the "road diet." I am very thankful to the gentleman who stopped his car on the first day of this fiasco to allow me to escape from my side street into a steady flow of traffic on day one. Bless courtesy as we try to practice it in this town.
    Contrary to the dreams of road engineers, there are few to no bike riders despite the new generous lane, and pedestrians are also sparse. Bike riders have used parallel streets for years and now face ever more motorized vehicles on their alternative streets. Not to mention angry residents who decry the excessive traffic in once peaceful areas. Where and when will it end? — Maxine Scott, Ashland
    Is there anyone, corporation or government entity that can be believed or trusted?
    We have blamed the banks for accepting bailout funds from our government, intended to rescue their businesses from failure, then discovered that the funds were used to reward management and for bank expansion. Now, it seems that our states have accepted funds from the federal government to help homeowners who lost equity due to the housing collapse and those who were victims of the robosigning foreclosure scandal, only to find the states have chosen to use those funds, all or in part, to support their own needs.
    Both accepted funds for a specific purpose and have chosen to use public funds otherwise. I know that if I did that, I would be fined, imprisoned or both.
    Is there any individual or office who can be trusted or believed? New interpretations of the First Amendment may, perhaps, explain this. I think it's time to re-evaluate block grants and vouchers. — Paul J. Brown, Central Point
    Americans get sick more often than people from any other industrialized nation. Scientific evidence suggests a significant factor may be the genetic engineering of our food supply. Despite claims by government regulators and the food industry that GE foods are safe, scientific studies continue to show the opposite; GE foods have been linked with allergies, reproductive problems and infertility, birth defects, bizarre mutations and cancer.
    Not only are GE foods less nutritious than non-GE foods, they pose distinct health risks, are inadequately regulated, harm the environment and farmers and are a poor solution to world hunger. Children of workers on soybean farms sprayed with Roundup have shown a 70-fold increase in birth defects. Laboratory animals fed Roundup Ready soy develop serious reproductive disorders, including sperm damage, uterine damage and testicular changes. — Neil Stafford, Grants Pass
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