A deepening disaster 


Rah, rah, deepen the Savannah harbor at taxpayer expense and bye–bye Savannah City Hall, as the river bank caves in. We didn’t need that government anyway.

Good riddance. Sink or swim.

If we lost Bay Street, too, the trucks will have a hard time leaving Savannah with all that cheap plastic junk made by slave labor in China.

Trucks full of chickens, wood and cotton intended for export would have a harder time getting to the port, too, so that’s a plus to sinking Bay Street. Let the Chinese raise their own chickens.

A more serious concern with the deepening of the Savannah River is the danger of penetrating the Floridan Aquifer and the freshwater supply for all southeast Georgia. That way, taxpayers can pay to leak toxic Savnanah River waste into the freshwater supply and poison the entire food belt in south Georgia and north Florida.

There would be no chickens, wood, or cotton to export. That would make it harder to buy plastic junk and packaging imports. A benefit is this would reduce the trade deficit and the stress on landfills.

The toxic waste, heavy metals, and chemicals at the bottom of the Savannah River – which they plan to dump on Tybee beach – will stir up sludge best left alone, sending it swirling miles out to sea.

Thus we could kill ocean life, the commercial fishing and shrimping industry, and the tourism industry on Tybee with the same toxic belch.

This would effectively destroy all the things that make people want to live and visit here, in order to accommodate warships from China.

Who’s to say it won’t be warships by then, the way the U.S. is behaving? This taxpayer prefers not to take that chance.
Let Charleston have those Chinese warships, the Trojan horse of the international bankers.

The good news is that if we destroy downtown Savannah, Tybee, and the food–producing capacity of south Georgia, there will be nothing left to loot once the Chinese troops arrive.

We may even be able to poison them with radioactive leakage from the two nuclear power plants upriver from Savannah that taxpayers and Georgia Power ratepayers are already paying anticipated debt for.

Katherine C. Otto


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