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#1: I just wanted to say that while I do not agree with everything in the new bill to reduce kids working on the farm equipment, I do agree that farmers are way relaxed with our young people. I have seen firsthand what it is like to lose a young man in a farm accident and it is not pretty. Our kids think they are invincible but anyone who has lost a child knows better. All that is required to stop legislation like this is for the farming community to take a serious look at safety. Safety is huge, especially in an age where most of the equipment that is being used is big and bad enough to kill a man in a heartbeat. I am a 45-year-old farmer in Colorado, I grew up running equipment like tractors and combines, and I am here to say that the only reason that I am still here is just pure luck. It was just not my time, there were several times that if things had turned out differently I would have lost my life in a farm accident. Our children are our most valuable resource, without them we have no future, so I believe we must do all we can to protect them.
#2: John, Here are more facts on this global warming scam. Let's not buy into this as gullible fools. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/02/17/global-warming-great-delusion/