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Sound Off for August 12: Polls about President Donald Trump are skewed

President Donald Trump talks about North Korea during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
President Donald Trump talks about North Korea during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. AP

Empathy

If what you’re saying to me would not be well-received if the shoe was on the other foot, then maybe you should just keep your comments to yourself.

Who pays?

The gap between the super-rich and the

extremely poor is widening. Who pays for war?

War economy?

There used to be jobs galore in a war economy. I’m not so sure anymore.

Insurance

Insurance is legalized robbery.

Untrustworthy

How can you put any trust in a presidential poll taken by a group of people who hate the president? A better gauge would be the crowds that attend his rallies.

Safety first

Yeah! It’s that time of year again when we see those yellow and red flashing lights to remind us of the safety of our valued treasures — our children. I welcome these lights because it gives me the opportunity to slow down and look in all directions. By doing this I know the chances of our young being hurt are greatly diminished. Such a small act to take for such a big reward.

Against the law?

That’s great that the mayor of Biloxi and others have gone to Cuba. I think it would be great to have trading with that nation, but Trump has ended what president Obama did as in ending sanctions with Cuba. So doing business with them would be against the law if it becomes law.

Long term?

The article on new conservation jobs from BP money sounded great. Then I did some math, if all of the jobs just paid an average of $30,000 a year, they would run out of the $7 million BP penalty money before they got half way through the third year. Who pays for the 300 new jobs after that?

No furry worries

I am a veterinarian, and I can tell you that in 37 years of practice I have never seen a pet’s eyes damaged from looking at the sun. Your pets are in no more danger during the eclipse than any other time, because they are not inclined to ever look at the sun.

Public service

Three comprehensive stories about climate change in the Sun Herald today. Bona fide public service news, for which I commend the Sun Herald. Hopefully, this kind of journalism can shrink the population of deniers among the subscribers. Science is not the enemy.

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