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Obama mishandled lead-in to Iraq crisis Daily Gazette, The (Schenectady, NY) - Thursday, July 17, 2014 Obama fumbled Iraq crisis lead-in The first step in defense is defining the enemy. Unfortunately, by January 2010, the Obama administration had renamed jihad and radical Islam terrorist attacks as "man-caused disaster." As we witness the present carnage in Iraq by the Sunni inspired ISIL army, why avoid even the word, "barbarians?" I suggest they all be called "barbarian ...

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July 19, 2014
11:35 p.m.

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Darlene McGraw ("Educate cyclists and drivers on safety") is absolutely correct ((about education the public about the appicability of traffic law to pedestrians and bicyclists, who ARE part of traffic. (Note that it's TRAFFIC law and not "motoring law".)
However I disagree with a requirement to helmet all cyclists. I concern myself more with what we put IN cyclists heads than what we put ON them. Let's do more to PREVENT those collisions instead!
(mandatory helmet laws might save more lives if required for ALL sports, walking, and climbing a ladder to change the light bulbs in your home's lighting fixtures. Do we REALLY want to be that "safe"? ... Save me from those trying to "save" me!)