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Re: “Abandoning science has costly consequences for Americans

U.S. tariffs against foreign-made products harm American consumers, workers, and taxpayers more than anyone else.

What harm? Where do I go to see that harm? From 1816 until after World War II the USA was the most tariff protected economy on earth. American consumers, workers, and taxpayers prospered. It is free trade that has outsourced American jobs and given workers wages that are below what the earned in 1972.

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Posted by Alfred E. Neuman on 06/18/2019 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Open letter to Mayor and Council about the Seaboard Freight Station

I sent an email to all council members and the mayor decrying what is about to happen. Brian Foster and Julian Smith both replied with rather rude comments including "You don't know what you don't know." (Julian Smith) and Foster telling me that the situation has changed. As for deeding over improvements after they are made, that is a time-honored way for developers to wash their hands of any responsibility for upkeep. It then becomes the responsibility of the deeded entity.

Posted by Beth Kinstler on 02/27/2019 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Open letter to Mayor and Council about the Seaboard Freight Station

You don't understand. The "developers" pay them bribes and kickbacks and hire their friends and family, thus opening a channel for continuing kickbacks. They are interested in kickbacks and bribes, not history or architecture.

Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 02/27/2019 at 5:32 PM
Posted by Alissa Lee Nicholson on 02/27/2019 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Open letter to Mayor and Council about the Seaboard Freight Station

Last adminstration can be blamed for that row of houses now this one will be blamed for R.R. office. When will they stop ?

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Posted by Katherine Bart on 02/27/2019 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Edminster responds to Starland Village piece

Clinton is a good leader and took the lead when no one else did. None of us are perfect and no one's hands are shiny clean. We just need a more enlightened development philosophy that is inclusive of scale, demographics and long range investment in the whole it currently exists along the Bull Street Corridor. And we need to go back to a legal process on projects that simply goes through the approval process step by careful step.

Is is too late to expect that?

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Posted by ChaseAnderson on 10/01/2018 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Edminster responds to Starland Village piece

No-ones objecting to increased density, sustainable building or any of uses - its a question of the scale, integratation with historic/residential areas and the way the developer is subverting the legal planning process.
People should take a look at the Montgomery St project currently going thru the Mid-City design review process to see an example of thoughtfull approach to denser mixed-use development in a historic district.

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Posted by dan w on 09/20/2018 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Reader says Arena series 'frustrating'

I think Marcel's article was very well written and researched. Not only do I agree with all of the posters here that it could be used for far better purposes and projects (even if it must be for capital expense is is the restriction of SPLOST) but the city seemed hell bent on putting it there for political purposes not based on actual physical and planning constraints. I think it would better used for education, crime reduction, parks and drainage. I think they can make those fit in to SPLOST. PSA reminder--to vote everyone!... time for new people on council and county commission!

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Posted by Steve Smith 1 on 08/24/2018 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Reader says Arena series 'frustrating'

Delay? If anything, I would guess most folks took one look and saw how ridiculous this venture was and figured there is no way anyone could possibly move forward on it. To our continued bewilderment, this money pit is still on the table. How can this be? I can only assume someone must see something to gain where most see disaster. I wonder who those folks are and what is it they will gain? Awful lot of contracts out there and an awful lot of land in question. The professional consultants queuing up to get paid....
JOEDYER is absolutely correct. We cannot even keep the sidewalks clean and all those lovely flower boxes are dried up and full of weeds and cigarette butts. How many times have we dug up Drayton St. for various infrastructure band-aids? It has not been that long since the last underground fire was put out! How many times this year alone have the new drainage measures failed to keep flooding in check? Crime, poorly rated schools, cutting funding for the arts, lack of manpower on every level of city maintenance...Come on, look around, is this the time or place for an arena? Is that what we want to do, pave over our true value as a city?

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Posted by glady on 08/23/2018 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Reader says Arena series 'frustrating'

Arena? Maybe it was a possibly good idea when it was first dreamed up, but today Savannah has issues that the ARENA will in no way solve. I would question the validity of all previous studies regarding this project, guessing that all participants were tasked with proving it a good idea, not actually questioning whether it was what Savannah needed and could benefit the most from. From recent reports it seems the whole project is doomed and at risk to be declared not feasible, which is a reason, under SPLOST regulations, the ARENA PROJECT can be scrapped and replaced with other infrastructure much more directly beneficial to our citizenry.

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Posted by joedyer on 08/23/2018 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Reader says Arena series 'frustrating'

Regardless of where anyone was, the fact is that this arena, after it is built with splost money,will have to be supported by taxes to cover maintenance, repairs, and a host of other things that splost will not cover. This is bread and circuses and another boondoogle for us taxpayers.

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Posted by Beth Kinstler on 08/22/2018 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Letter to the editor: Stopping the cycle of school violence

Nathan Berry, I ask you this, where will the money come from to pay for armories? Future school buildings might have to be designed for this. No school administrator in his or her right mind is going to let teachers walk the corridors or classrooms of their school "strapped". Don't teachers have enough on their plates without having to include active shooter training? If the emergency arrives, will teachers get hazardous duty pay? Would the school system pay for the counseling sessions and the lawyers to get what they did ruled a justifiable shooting? As someone has pointed out a teacher could lose it and go on a rampage.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 08/21/2018 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Reader feedback: Is the Savannah Fire Fee a boondoggle? Was Flannery O'Connor a racist?

Imagine how many black males would be just fine if they didn't ALWAYS resist arrest or try to murder cops with either stolen cars or illegal guns.....


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Posted by on 06/13/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Letter to the editor: Stopping the cycle of school violence

That is the most asinine idea to cross this letter section in a while. More school resource officers, yes. This illogical mess, no. Come back when you get a clue.

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Posted by rhoep2 on 05/30/2018 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Letter to the editor: Stopping the cycle of school violence

All that "sounds" well and good, but who knows when a teacher might go off
the deep end and start shooting up a class? What is to stop some evil-minded or twisted teen-ager from stealing the teacher's gun and beginning to use it? For that matter, who can tell when a "resource officer" might get an itchy trigger finger and start shooting?

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Posted by Gabbow Hayes on 05/30/2018 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Reader feedback: Is the Savannah Fire Fee a boondoggle? Was Flannery O'Connor a racist?

I always thought Flannery O'Connor was overrated. Certain quarters got their kicks flaunting her connection to Savannah and the Catholic thing.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 05/26/2018 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Reader: Renaming the bridge 'from one racist to another racist'

The REAL Racists are the liberal journalists and the liberal yankees that move down here from the NE that make a big deal out of everything a black person accomplishes,,,
like somehow they were inferior to begin with !
THAT is the clueless liberal DUMBycrat RACISM exposed...

And what about your top General (and eventual president) US Grant,,,
who KEPT his slaves long AFTER the War of Northern Aggression ? ? ?

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Posted by on 05/23/2018 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Reader: Oglethorpe Bridge?

It's disgusting that all of the ones who are offended re our HISTORY are either yankees who moved down here and refused to assimilate,,
or racist blacks who SEARCH for something to use as an excuse. (VERY few btw)

Maybe y'all need to go BACK up north and change your own stuff before you come down here and trash our history and customs.

And btw,, when are y'all going to erase all of the history of the Union #1 General and eventual president US Grant,,,
who KEPT his slaves long AFTER the War of Northern Aggression was over ? ?

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Posted by on 03/16/2018 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Reader: Oglethorpe Bridge?

Actually, Olgethorpe was very anti slavery. You can thank the a**hole who started up the Bethesda orphanage for championing the use of slavery in Georgia.

Olgethorpe or Tomochichi gets my vote for the new name for the bridge.

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Posted by David Glover on 03/16/2018 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Reader: Oglethorpe Bridge?

Oglethorpe already has enough named after him in Savannah.

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Posted by Carma on 02/22/2018 at 5:20 PM

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