Thank you, Times for the vehicle lifesaver escape tool article. If your vehicle has fully submerged, upon leaving the vehicle exhale little bubbles until reaching the surface to minimize chance of a lung overexpansion injury. Also, your vehicle in the water may orient vertically, front end down (MSP study).

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I agree about bikes following the law of the road. Just driving up Bennett Lake Road is a sight — bikes go down the middle of the road even at curves. They should get tickets if they cannot follow road rules.

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Thanks to the nice man in the white truck at McDonald’s who paid for my breakfast on Aug. 4. I will pay it forward.

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THE PROBLEM WITH Trump claiming the stock market has helped working-class Americans is that the richest 10 percent of the country controls 84 percent of stock market value.

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WHEN COMBINED, GUNS, mental instability and hatred create a lethal mixture: mass shootings. In a country that’s awash in gun violence, it’s time we take a hard look at this weapon of mass destruction.

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WHY DO PEOPLE who just have a cottage on Lake Fenton come here for the weekend and think they can bring their two dogs and let them run all over other neighbors’ yards. There is a leash law here.

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ENOUGH WHINING ABOUT the Fourth of July parade. You want marching bands, better floats, less this and more that. How about next year you just don’t go? Then you won’t have anything to complain about.

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THE WORLD COULD be so wonderful if we were to treat each other honestly and respectfully.

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DEFENDING ONE’S LIFE is not a human right granted by man, but a right from God. All rights granted by man can be removed by man.

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HEALTH CARE OR health insurance is not a right. A doctor, hospital, etc., provide a service and they are paid to perform that service. You are stealing their labor and my earnings if you think it is a right.

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PRESIDENT REAGAN INHERITED Carter’s recession and he fixed it so that Slick Willie didn’t have to deal with one. Dems gave us Dodd-Frank and it screwed up housing industry.

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TIRED OF PICKING up empty beer cans and liquor bottles. Throwing the evidence out the window won’t keep you from arrest or killing someone some day. You are reckless and thoughtless in your action. Get help.

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HOW ABOUT FENTON put a smaller millage for fewer years on the ballot for the roads. No one wants a 10-year millage. And set aside a small portion of the budget strictly for the roads.

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MASS SHOOTINGS ARE the result of our broken culture. Fixing our broken culture begins with calm, thoughtful, non-political discussions of what’s wrong with it.

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WHAT IS THE difference between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton?

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HAS ANYONE ELSE heard that our new governor is in favor of issuing drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants? Does this mean illegals will decide Michigan elections?

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FROM THIS WEEK’S Wall Street Journal: the lowest unemployment in 50 years at 3.7 percent, taxes decreased for 60 percent of working Americans, increased wages, consumer confidence, spending, home mortgages, GDP and of course, jobs. This is all due to Trump’s business acumen, leadership and willingness to fight. Thank you President Trump.

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GUN OWNERSHIP IS a constitutional right, not a human right. Not the same as healthcare. And yes, the infant mortality rates, immunization rates, overall citizen health, life expectancy, etc. in the U.S. are poor compared to other nations because our lifestyle is different than the others.

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WE HAVE GROUPS in the U.S. not immunizing children because it is trendy. We have leftists promoting pro-choice including late-term abortions increasing our infant mortality. We have a general population addicted to high fructose corn syrup, energy drinks, electronics and their couches. These are personal choices.

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I BELIEVE THAT the Democrat/left has divided our nation with identity politics, unwilling to defend our borders, giving benefits to illegal immigrants, increasing taxes on hard working citizens, not supporting our police, border patrol, ICE or DHS. They have viciously attacked President Trump with slander, lies, and phony investigations.

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I'M SO SICK of politics and politicians. A POTUS has to spend half of his/her four-year term campaigning for the next four years. What a terrible waste of time. Let’s elect a president for one six-year term — then some real work could be accomplished.

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BICYCLES — SAME ROAD, same rules.

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SO, LET'S SAY good health is not a human right, as some believe. Then, you condemn those who don’t have insurance to poor health? ‘All people are created equal,’ but some (rich people or those with good insurance) are more equal. How about caring about your fellow man? Where are your principles?

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ON THE TERRIBLE handwriting article. I see many people holding a writing instrument in the strangest ways, like they were never trained in school and at home. I think the reliance on keyboards is also a factor.

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ALL CITIZENS: PLEASE read the 24-page Green New Deal proposal on Congress.gov. You’ll be surprised to see the social justice equality mandates for housing, jobs, unions, equal pay etc., for everyone, in addition to our congressional flunkies making decisions about our nation’s economy and your life.

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I SAW BULLET-resistant backpacks the other day running errands.

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MASS SHOOTINGS ARE a behavior problem. A behavior problem due to mental illness. The family and friends of disturbed people need to get them into treatment. Mental illness is treatable. Take responsibility for your family: take action.

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Scott in Linden

SO, LET'S SAY good health is not a human right..... It is your right to pursue good health. It is not your right to force someone to give their labor to you without compensation to support your pursuit of good health. Eat well, exercise, don't smoke, drink or do drugs. Bullying others into providing healthcare by claiming a right to their money or labor, or shaming them into providing it you, these are your only choices?

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