Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Florida (of course): Give Teachers Guns

January 9, 2019

Florida (of course): Give Teachers Guns

Florida’s “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission,” largely composed of Sunshine State political hacks, submitted a report urging the arming of public school teachers. What could possibly go wrong?

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“Parkland safety commission’s solution to prevent school shootings? More guns in schools.” Tess Owen, VICE News

“Parkland commission recommends teachers be allowed to carry guns,”Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian

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Ghost Bikes

October 1, 2018

 “Ghost Bikes,” a short documentary by Ethan Brooks.

Related: GhostBikes.org

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Happy New Year & Lucky Legumes

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year & Lucky Legumes

Happy New Year to you and yours from NotionsCapital.com

Remember: If you must eat black-eyed peas and drive, roll down the windows.

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December 14: Happy ‘Guns Save Lives Day’

December 14, 2013

December 14: Happy 'Guns Save Lives Day'

It’s the first anniversary of the gun murder of 20 first graders in Newtown Massachusetts, and the day is being commemorated as “Guns Save Lives Day” by three gun groups. It has also been marked by another school shooting in Colorado. There is a school shooting every two weeks in this country.

Since Newtown, at least 194 children under age 12 have been shot to death in America. Their names are here; here are their faces:

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Bike Helmets: Safety or Fear-Mongering?

November 30, 2012

Bike Helmets: Safety or Fear-Mongering?

All the smart people have been saying that campaigns promoting bicycle helmets are so much fear-mongering, that both the dangers of bike riding and the protective value of helmets are exaggerated.

One Arlington rider might disagree. A dump truck knocked him down and rolled over his head. He was wearing a helmet and thinks it saved his life.

 

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Sandy: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

October 29, 2012

In 1938 a surprise category 3 hurricane killed 600 people in New England and 60 more in New York City. It looked a lot like Hurricane Sandy.

“The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 [aka the Yankee Clipper and Long Island Express] was the most destructive storm to strike the region in the 20th century.”
— “Sep 21, 1938:The Great New England Hurricane,” History.com

“Where will Hurricane Sandy rank in the history of New York storms?” Oren Yaniv, New York Daily News

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Bike Helmets Optional

October 13, 2012

Bike Helmets Optional

“In the United States the notion that bike helmets promote health and safety by preventing head injuries is taken as pretty near God’s truth. Un-helmeted cyclists are regarded as irresponsible, like people who smoke. Cities are aggressive in helmet promotion.”

“Yes, there are studies that show that if you fall off a bicycle at a certain speed and hit your head, a helmet can reduce your risk of serious head injury. But such falls off bikes are rare — exceedingly so in mature urban cycling systems.

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Happy New Year and Lucky Legumes

December 31, 2011

Happy New Year and Lucky Legumes

Happy New Year to you and yours from NotionsCapital.com

Remember: If you must eat black-eyed peas and drive, roll down the windows.

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Drive Home Safely

September 5, 2011

A reminder: If you’re driving home after the Labor Day Weekend, safe driving begins with seatbelts.

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Video: Sussex Safer Roads PartnershipWriter & Director: Daniel Cox, Alexander Commercials.

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Busload

March 23, 2011

Busload

Was your bus ride a bit crowded this morning? It’s not the bus, it’s us. We’re … um, bigger. Heavier. Bus capacity is still measured using our old average weight, 150 lbs., and bus testers pretend we can still cram into 1.5 square feet of standing room. But why do so many bus seats seem to be single-occupancy these days?

The Federal Transit authority thinks the old standards compromise safety. FTA wants to test new buses using a 175-pounds-per-passenger measure and calculate standee area as 1.75 square feet.  But don’t get too comfy. All those old buses will be on the road for some years yet. If you want more room, you’ll have to take it off your waistline.

 

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