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Re: “Editor's Note: Savannah enters the gun control debate

@ Tony--agreed. Savannah's streets are a danger zone, night or day and nobody does a thing about it. I go armed any time I need to use the sidewalks here. I don't know how these tourists manage to stroll about and not get mugged.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 09/11/2019 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Dorian’s Dilemma, Or How Not To Do A Hurricane Evacuation

Doesnt the state get money from Washington IF it declares State of Emergency? My recollection is that it does... question of the day is where will the money go?

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Posted by Andrée Pilotte Patterson on 09/11/2019 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Dorian’s Dilemma, Or How Not To Do A Hurricane Evacuation

Another little niggling thought to add to the economic side of things. During the
fall season, special motor coach groups come into Savannah for programs geared to their interests. Those booking these groups are shying away from Savannah
during its "hurricane season" and this is another economic downside for tourism that comes with the over-hyping of the storm's potential .

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Posted by Marty Barnes on 09/11/2019 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Dorian’s Dilemma, Or How Not To Do A Hurricane Evacuation

Perhaps we should start teaching people how to prepare for and survive through a hurricane and its aftermath.

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Posted by Skip Jennings on 09/11/2019 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Dorian’s Dilemma, Or How Not To Do A Hurricane Evacuation

I would suggest, as one who knows me might expect, to add those who live outside in your criteria as well.

Another large piece of this is the cost of evacuating. Many of our residents simply do not have the people or financial resources to evacuate. This added expense fell harshly on top of those who also lost a week's worth of wages. By the way, I saw an estimate closer to hundreds of millions in lost revenue for city businesses.

We need informed, courageous, and measured leadership in the time of crisis. Instead we got knee jerk reactions and political grandstanding. To quote said leaders, #sad.

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Posted by Kevin Veitinger on 09/10/2019 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Arena project’s trickle-down cost

come on let this go the way of the "fire fee"
Be smart just drop it. Just because prior administrations were foolish you don't have to be. wise up

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Posted by Katherine Bart on 09/05/2019 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Arena project’s trickle-down cost

When your expenses exceed revenue then it's time to consider what you spend. Cutting Govt jobs would be a good start. Best that by controlling expenses of Government would include reconsidering expansion projects. That would be prudent.
Regards
Lori Collingsworth

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Posted by Lori Collingsworth on 09/04/2019 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Arena project’s trickle-down cost

And don't forget the cost of all the kayaks for when we're all kayaking on the canal! They did mention kayaking in the over-all glowing discussion of what
the Arena experience will be like for all of us.

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Posted by Marty Barnes on 09/04/2019 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Arena project’s trickle-down cost

I don't think parking will be an issue. Nobody in his/her right mind would go to that area--especially at night. No big acts will play there due to the limited seating area. And if parking gets tight, people can always row their little boats out there-- or so the politicians claim. They know it is a black hole and a boondoggle, but the developers have promised them kickbacks.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 09/04/2019 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Arena project’s trickle-down cost

Why is it too late to back out of the idiotic arena?

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Posted by Dann Bunn on 09/04/2019 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Savannah enters the gun control debate

I am from Savannah Ga, I would not visit or attempt to walk the streets of Savannah with out a fire arm to protect my self and my family.

It is not the law abiding gun owners killing people.

The key,,,,,,

- Make every one applying to buy a fire arms Take a safety course.

- Make any one buying a Fire arm under go a Mental health evaluation.

- Enforce the Gun laws we already have.

- Put God back in the Schools, and Homes.

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Posted by Tony Phillips on 08/25/2019 at 3:54 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Savannah enters the gun control debate

Try again. Until the buyer kills your family. He'd one it before.

Posted by Ric Hollis on 08/21/2019 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Savannah enters the gun control debate

Until the killer kills your family. (He'd done it before)

Posted by Ric Hollis on 08/21/2019 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Time to expand our to-go cup area - a modest proposal

You could have cut n pasted some of these same "rights" and "trust" sentences to your gun article..

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Posted by mort.leith@afuzion.com on 08/21/2019 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Savannah enters the gun control debate

"...banning of any magazines more than ten rounds.
Who does anyone think they are to tell me how many rounds I am legally allowed to defend my families lives when 4 thugs home invade me ? ?

Most liberals only want to make laws that honest law-abiding citizens are affected.
CRIMINALS don't care about your silly gun laws !

The only way a mass shooting "becomes Savannah" is if you bring back the "liberal killing zones" (aka Gun Free Zones) or disarm legal FREE gun owners from their Constitutional 2nd Amendment right,, and make them easy/soft targets.

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Posted by mort.leith@afuzion.com on 08/21/2019 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Film industry at stake with Abrams vs. Kemp?

Jimmy, just because Abrams plays the Race Card constantly and says FREE alot,,
does not make her "great at campaigning"....

Liberals...
SMH

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Posted by mort.leith@afuzion.com on 08/21/2019 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Savannah enters the gun control debate

So a guy needs to raise some cash and he sells one of his guns to another guy who is interested. Why would the seller want or need to check the "background" of the buyer? What should he care? He wants to sell, the buyer wants to buy. That is (or used to be) the American way, no?

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 08/21/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Time to expand our to-go cup area - a modest proposal

Jim, great idea, but we need to deal with all those plastic cups better than just tossing them in the trash. With 15 million+ annual visitors in Savannah and Tybee, the number of cups used and discarded are staggering. Dont we have a responsibility to properly dispose of the cups we encourage people to use outdoors? Very few are currently recycled (they have to be a #1 or #2 AND be placed in the recycle bin, and Solo cups arent even recyclable). How about making plant-based cups that are collected and composted by the City, or better yet, the County, a key component of the expansion proposal? Its about time!

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Posted by Tim Arnold on 08/14/2019 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Time to expand our to-go cup area - a modest proposal

To your initial point, we have lost our city. Downtown Savannah is now a theme park. We used to pride ourselves and having a living and working historic city. But very few Savannahians live downtown anymore. Now it's mostly bnbs or student housing. If you're not involved in tourism or SCAD, then you are just in the way. As for your second point, I fully endorse the idea of to go cups citywide. If we are going to limit it to certain areas, be sure to include Habersham Village, another area were locals are still welcomed.

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Posted by Skip Jennings on 08/14/2019 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Time to expand our to-go cup area - a modest proposal

Make the "whole district" to go from river st to victory drive and MLK over to broad st. To encompass this idea of old historical downtown districts.

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Posted by Douglas Kaufman on 08/14/2019 at 11:14 AM

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