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Re: “Human trafficking: Hope in a soap

Please see my nonprofit hopeful. http//m.facebook.com/pearlsforourgirls

My name is Fran Ross and I can be contacted at pearlsforourgirls@gmail.com, by phone at 706-773-0711, or on our Facebook page (link above).

I am currently seeking an existing 501-c3 to work under and donate proceeds to. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for standing up for our children.

Sincerely,

fran

Posted by Frances E. Ross on 07/13/2014 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Can Savannah become a 'no kill' community?

Feral cats in a congenial climate with an adequate food supply may have two litters of four kittens apiece; almost never three, and never more. Of those four kittens per litter, half (on average) will not survive until weaning, and only half the survivors will live to maturity. Only half of those who live to breed will live long enough to produce a second litter. Because feral cats frequently co-foster, it is possible that one feral cat will be seen with multiple litters, but close observation will show that 2-3 mamas are sharing the same nest & nursing duties.

Posted by MerrittClifton on 07/03/2014 at 3:46 AM

Re: “Can Savannah become a 'no kill' community?

Jessica - I would like to thank you publicly for doing an outstanding job in bringing the entire story of animal welfare in Chatham County into focus. Your reporting in this series has been extremely fair and balanced and has allowed voice to the many who are concerned and/or work in the arena, whether paid or voluntary.

I am VERY grateful. Thank you.

Allison Connor

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Posted by crazydoglady on 07/01/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “The politics of pet rescue

While these wonderful people are actually doing something about pet-overpopulation, the illucid and useless Nathan Winograd is busy convincing the public that pet-overpoplation does not exist.

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Posted by Terry Ward on 06/25/2014 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Back in control? First in a series

There WAS a good protocol involving feral cats. There WAS the Milton Project which was taken out by Dept. Of Ag. They were doing great work with TNR (trap, neuter, release) until the group was more or less beheaded. The project kept feral numbers and colonies in check without the problems of new kittens by the handfuls, and like other TNR groups, it was successful. Oh well.

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Posted by KrakenQueen on 06/18/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Learning dolphinese

I have known Ms. Lindsey for over 20 years. Despite what some skeptics may think of her message, I have found her to be one of the most grounded and sensible people I have ever known. If dolphins are truly a more advanced species (something I find at least plausible), then they couldn't pick a better spokeswoman than Muriel.

Posted by Dr Fred Blum on 06/03/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Learning dolphinese

A terrific article. Thanks to Ms. Lindsay for spending the time and energy with these marvelous creatures. And to Mr. Roseberry for his thoughtful piece, drawn so sympathetically. The pictures added a lot; transported me directly to the source. Thanks again Connect.

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Posted by Jill Livingstone on 05/31/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Birth, breastfeeding, and bonding

Funny how something as natural as breastfeeding can be so intolerable, yet Hollywood can portrait lewd sexual acts without a second thought. Their response is usually "don't watch it if you don't agree with it." www.uddercovers.com provides free covers with promo code FREE828--IF you want privacy. They should make them for the people that have a problem with it.

Posted by Elizabeth Lane on 04/02/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Bearing the torch for 'Thanksgivukkah'

"Larry the ThanksChanukah Turkey" asks Mayor for pardon:
http://www.menorah-ornaments.com/1/post/2013/11/please-pardon-me.html

Posted by Evy Wright on 11/21/2013 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Art for vets' sake

We love painting with Cedric .He kind hearted friendly and has turned out to be a very good artist.we love painting with Cedric only positive remarks come from him.Im glad I got to know him and paint with him.

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Posted by Barbara Hogan on 11/08/2013 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Friends by Fire

Great story, Bill!

Posted by Douglas Jordan on 10/08/2013 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Friends by Fire

Whole lot of awesome... Looking forward to the Fest. Nice article, Bill.

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Posted by Mark Rand on 10/08/2013 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Fixing Highway 80

Notwithstanding the unfortunate numbers, I don't think GDOT agrees that the road is basically unsafe. Most if not all the fatalities were, I believe, alcohol related and not necessarily the fault of the road or bridges. There is no question that the road, and in particular the shoulders need to be improved. The latest plan presented by MPC looks like to be on target to me.

Posted by Sanddawg on 08/16/2013 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Living under the bridge

Great article... Draws attention to a growing problem not only in Savannah, but across our nation. Cities, counties and states say that they want to fix the problem, but all too often they simply hide it - under a bridge and out of the way just like the Truman parkway camp. Good work by the author, without question.

Posted by Ingrid Inman on 08/15/2013 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Living under the bridge

A visit to a tent encampment gets some interesting quotes from those who do outreach to these homeless folks (with limited actual visits to the tent encampments - we need more active outreach & a vulnerability assessment approach to house the mist vulnerable - we HAVE lost homeless people living on the streets & in these camps) - interesting perspectives on lying etc... We should be finding more housing options than shelters we believe. This helps justify Housing First programs in Savannah more than anything else I've seen! We don't have enough shelter space for them even if they did "want" to go to them & we don't have anything else to offer them. They're not all drunks or druggies. More later in a blog post, coming soon!

We agree with the other quote that this is excellent journalism!

We also are advocates for the homeless & homelessness, looking toward solutions that others are not considering like Housing First! Check out our website http://housingfirstsavannah.com/ & our blog linked to from there.

We also have an advocacy website & blog at http://homelessnessinsavannah.org/

Feel free to contact us if you're interested in more info on our views on the state of homelessness in Savannah:

Marvin Heery
912.659.0696 mobile
info@homelessnessinsavannah.org

Posted by mpheery3 on 08/14/2013 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Living under the bridge

I agree with Smashtasmash - It's great to see that you didn't just write about an issue, you saw it with your own eyes prior to covering it. I think such an approach helps with having the necessary objectivity when writing. Keep up the good work.

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Posted by Michael Christopher Inman on 08/14/2013 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Living under the bridge

Excellent journalism. See the problem firsthand, and report it to others while giving information about the conflicting factors. Hopefully this piece works towards a solution.

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Posted by Smashtasmash on 08/13/2013 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Fixing Highway 80

Seriously this might be one of the best written, most completely researched and still compelling articles I've read in ANY topic in this town. Jeremy, I don't know you, but I'm glad you're here.

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Posted by Eddie Wilson on 08/08/2013 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Mom's revolution

I hear ya Melissa, it's scary to realize that no two of our kiddos are alike, no two react the same to vaccines, diet change, behavioral intervention therapy, or anything! I've come to the startling realization that NOTHING that is covered by my health insurance (drugs, medical procedures, ect.) will help my child get better. It's my sole responsibility and charge to make that happen by observing for small changes that lead to bigger ones. It takes a lot of courage to make decisions when no one knows all the answers. The books on how to heal our children are still being written, please share with us your story.

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Posted by Chatty Kathy on 04/25/2013 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Mom's revolution

Thank you for addressing a very important issue that needs to be brought to light. As a parent of a son that was adversely impacted by vaccines in 1993, after being born healthy, I feel if this had been broached then we'd not be discussing the epidemic increases in what is causing a vast degree of illness in American children today. We have to look at why our children are amongst the sickest in the world for a nation that is suppose to have a high quality of health care. Vaccinations are not working and environmental factors are also key. I applaud your excellent story on this and Ms. Spencer's courage to share her family's story along with the others in the book. Hopefully people will start listening, educate themselves on choices, and realize that if they did so two decades ago we'd not have this transpiring now. Thank you again.

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Posted by Carolyn Gammicchia on 04/24/2013 at 4:05 PM

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