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Re: “Taking it all off on Tybee?

OK, makes sense but there's no mention of which quarter mile of beach. I went to the petition figuring it would be spelled out but, no, not there either. I didn't sign because of a vision of 1/8 mile on either side of the pier being the place. Given the "views" you described my tranquil, almost hypnotic, walk from the beach house to the pier would be spoiled. Yes, people have a right to display their less-than-perfect bodies but let's keep it on one end or the other of the island.

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Posted by Skip Feinstein on 06/25/2014 at 7:03 PM

Re: “A sip from the World Cup

Jessica, this is brilliant, If you own it try to get some national exposure. You deserve it. Wish I could watch the games with you and the fierce 10 year oldl

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Posted by Skip Feinstein on 06/19/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Who's the cougar now?

Jessica. delightful and witty as ever. What fun to read. I'm wondering though, what exactly is the connection between railroad workers and syphilis research? Lots of noses lying around?

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Posted by Skip Feinstein on 06/11/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Yes, all girls—and boys

We're not going to get an apology (See, slavery); we not going to be compensated (See, Ledbetter); we're still not getting the jobs (See, Forbes List of top 100 CEOs).

The fight must be for the future and the way it works best is for women to cooperate, mentor and vow not to undercut or gossip about each other. When we're divided we may as well give up.

The upside of a very sick young man's horrendous acts should be to point out the unity that's been created. If the killings look like an opportunity to piggy-back onto misogyny, I think that's wrong. He's one boy; one mass murderer and if he is to be remembered at all, it's because women pulled together and vowed to work *with* each other at every opportunity.

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Posted by Jill Livingstone on 06/04/2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “The soldiers among us

Jessica, what a great service to everyone. Knowing your proclivities I'm surprised and delighted to see you breach the gap between soldier and civilian. We see these people everywhere in their fatigue uniforms (what ever happened to class A's?) and see a monolithic force that seems alien to the rest of us. Kudos to you for demonstrating that inside the camo stuff are real human beings - people dedicated to keeping us safe whether or not well directed.

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Posted by Skip Feinstein on 05/29/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Rebel with a thousand causes?

Jessica, what a wonderful column. But I fear that you are selling yourself short. Being voted the best blogger and activist are well deserved and important honors. Your efforts constantly raise the consciousness of people who would otherwise have no inkling of what's going on. Your grasp and understanding of the issues are remarkable. Your writing ability and style make your work worthy of any publication great or small, local or national. Yes, you are an activist in the broadest and most effective way. We are so very proud of you.

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Posted by Skip Feinstein on 05/21/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “March against Monsanto: This time, it's political

Mischa, Monsanto has sued farmers and won, as their "sick" seeds are patented. Those farmers were forced, by the court, to destroy their Organic crops if One Gmo plant was found cross breading on their propertty. Look it up, it was all over the internet last year!!! You work for Monsanto or its minions?

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Posted by Candy Eve on 05/11/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “March against Monsanto: This time, it's political

I get sick eating GMO ingredients!!!! It causes IBS-like gut problems with me... I can no longer eat out other than in
Organic restaurants... NO Subway Sandwiches, No Denny's, No Italian, Chinese or any other restaurant foods. I have to buy Organic, GMO free. I am allergic, but this country will not give me the labeling to choose! I am forced to avoid pot lucks and friendly dates out. Because of this country turning against healthy food sources and having an FDA that Does Not Protect The Food Supply, my quality of life has been greatly diminished.... The good news is I have become an excellent cook in the past five years, and cooking with healthy, but pricey ingredients!!!!

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Posted by Candy Eve on 05/11/2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “March against Monsanto: This time, it's political

Well... I am so far removed from this BS.. When I was growing up ; there was No such thing as ORGANIC Milk, fruit, meat, vegetables! If other Countries have decided to Accept this obvious Truth why is The US stalling??? Money vs. Health??? People are dying, childern are morbitely obese ~ new cancers are formulating, our immune systems are deteriorating. I don't under this debate. I don't understand the position of the FDA on this Matter.

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Posted by obviousisobvious on 05/10/2014 at 3:02 AM

Re: “March against Monsanto: This time, it's political

LOL I swear, Anti-GMO-Safety club members like "Mischa" are some of the most anti-scientific people around. In case you've had your head buried in the sand for past decade, let's get you up to speed: contamination is already happening and well documented.

BEFORE the debate over potential de-certification begins, first understand that contamination itself is a major problem. Whether it leads to de-certification is a SECONDARY issue that does not magically remove the original problem, which is contamination of organic crops. If it was a non-issue, as you unscientific types wish to maintain, why have farmers faced legal trouble after their crops have been contaminated?

The science (if you care to appreciate that) says that GM crops need to be isolated away from organic types because of contamination. Isolated and buffered.

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Posted by Derek Wolf on 05/07/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “March against Monsanto: This time, it's political

Mischa, you sir, are an asshat. That should take away organic status. If you buy seeds now, and they say, "certified organic", they cannot be gmo. Also, let's not worry about contamination, and have all gmo crops replace regular ones. Let's let a chemical company ruin decades of a farmer's hard work creating new heirlooms, to watch them get destroyed by contamination. Go Fuck yourself, you bitch.

-Organic non-gmo farmer

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Posted by nongmoc3po on 05/07/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “March against Monsanto: This time, it's political

Mischa, the issue at hand today is GMO labels on our food. But regarding your point, de-certification of organic status isn't the benchmark for contamination; actual contamination is. Here is the science: http://earthopensource.org/index.php/5-gm-…

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Posted by Jessica Leigh Lebos on 05/07/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “March against Monsanto: This time, it's political

But Jessica, GMOs pose no risk whatsoever to organic crops. This is why not a single organic farmer anywhere in America has ever faced de-certification of an organic crop due to "contamination" from GMOs. Not one!

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Posted by Mischa Popoff on 05/06/2014 at 3:53 PM

Re: “When humanity fails, grim laughter comforts

We cannot forget. We must be reminded. Thank you for a brilliantly written piece that expresses the inexpressible. It will continue to happen as long as people view other groups of people as less than equal. What would you do?

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Posted by DavidSavannah on 04/16/2014 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Let the Flannery freak flags fly

This silliness does nothing to honor a deeply religious writer for whom salvation was painful and sudden. It is an embarrassment to her memory and a charicature of the excentric.

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Posted by Anniken Davenport on 04/02/2014 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Let the Flannery freak flags fly

W00t Flannery! I'm a proud owner of this stylish Flannery Tee I bought just in time for her birthday: http://hirsutehistory.com/design/flannery_o_connor/

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Posted by Matt Reed on 04/01/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Like lists? Here's your harbor deepening Top Ten

Well stated, as always, Jessica. You're speaking to power. Is power listening and maybe more importantly, are the power givers, your fellow citizens, paying attention? I certainly hope so.

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Posted by Skip Feinstein on 03/26/2014 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Like lists? Here's your harbor deepening Top Ten

This is insanity. If Congress was doing its job it would instruct the Corps to identify the 2-3 ports that are most feasible for deepening and fund them. But 17? Second, the financial statements posted by GPA provide no detail of revenue and expenditures for current operations, let alone any increases anticipated by the larger ships. If this plan is so profitable why doesn't the port authority pay for it out of revenues form shipping instead of gouging the tax payers. All they disclose in their annual report is economic impact - not revenues.

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Posted by Freda Rutherford on 03/26/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Like lists? Here's your harbor deepening Top Ten

Most people don't realize how absurdly gigantic these new ships will be. An artist rendering , to scale , showing one of these foreign vessels nearly swallowing River Street will be a real eye opener .

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Posted by Lawrence Edward Staab on 03/26/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Partying with the library krewe

Absolutely fabulous article. Edifying and promoting a public institution is a noble way to rebuke those Neanderthals who seek to destroy public fonts of knowledge including schools. Cheers for your insights. Can we get you to write in Arizona where the threats are most acute?

Posted by Skip Feinstein on 03/12/2014 at 1:21 PM

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