Use technology to stop bridge strikes
Ah, technology, isn’t it wonderful?
Since the early ‘70’s when we no longer had to think to do math problems because of the advent of hand-held calculators, it has been doing more and more of our brain work for us.
But that raises a question. If we don’t exercise our brains and rely solely on technology, do we become dumber and more dangerous?
There is evidence locally that that may be true.
Many of the drivers guilty of hitting the Glenridge Road railroad bridge have mentioned that they were simply following their GPS instructions. Thank God, the bridge is not a cliff.
The people in charge of finding a solution to the problem are at loggerheads, and all have legitimate arguments. Could technology come to our rescue?
A lot of new cars have features that will stop a car to prevent a collision. Why can’t those systems be required equipment on high vehicles to automatically apply the brakes and stop a truck if it’s going to hit a bridge? Anybody?
GOP falsehoods promoting violence
The Republican Party’s continuing lies, and falsehoods are again causing death and violence in America.
As they continue their attempts to marginalize anyone who disagrees with them, people will suffer.
They accuse progressives of grooming children and sex trafficking. Remember Pizzagate? They support weapons designed for war and continue the NRA mantra, ‘Only Thing That Stops A Bad Guy With A Gun Is A Good Guy With A Gun.’
Statistically, Republican-run states have a far higher rate of violence: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Look up the safest states, you might be surprised, especially if you’re a MAGA cultist.
They blame President Biden for inflation when it has been unequivocally proven when the cause is far more complex including, the global pandemic, Putin’s war and China’s lockdown.
They claim the IRS is hiring more agents to harass the middle class, when in actuality they will pursue wealthy tax cheats.
Furthermore, they use religious demagoguery in an attempt to make it appear God is on their side.
They want to reduce voting because they know without election interference, they can’t win.
Needless to say, they target minorities and claim election fraud in an attempt to promote the “big lie.”
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