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Re: “Fire Service Fee takes step closer to implementation amid dire City budget warnings

Why doesn't someone try to get this ripoff in front of a judge? It is patently
illegal. And what if someone doesn't pay? Do the firefighters do as they did in the 19th Century? Show up and ask to see proof of payment and if none is available, drive away and let the property burn.

Either way, this will open the city up to lawsuits (which the taxpayers will pay, of course.)

Posted by Gabbow Hayes on 11/18/2017 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Fire Service Fee takes step closer to implementation amid dire City budget warnings

Been crunching the numbers here and it appears to me that the Fire tax should be closer to $100 per household/business than $400 but that the higher amount has been proffered in order to get those who pay taxes to cover the cost of services for those who do not. And, once again, the taxpayer is getting screwed to the wall...

Posted by Murray Silver Jr. on 11/10/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Fire Service Fee takes step closer to implementation amid dire City budget warnings

A City horribly mismanaged for a dozen years raises taxes and fees in order to continue spending like a drunken sailor, paying two and three times for the same positions (two mayors, two city managers, three police chiefs), cutting jobs while adding more jobs, and greenlighting more than 350 construction projects that cannot be paid for...and STILL one of the worst managed cities in America...

Posted by Murray Silver Jr. on 11/10/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Georgia, S.C. now have firearm permit reciprocity

RIGHTS OBLITERATED;
means that those of whom struggle on the minimum wage cannot afford arms permit. Yet, their sons and daughters can be drafted for military duty in order to kill during war times. How low can a so-called pseudo democracy remain as a catch all in order to deny what we call freedom to protect any and all low income citizens? For years I have flown our flag lower than half mast. I will never bow down to a hell's political minion now walking over citizens in all fifty states. Our Republic hangs by a thread. I regurgitate when I even think about this. It takes a sorry bastard to even push such legislation, of which is nothing less than another step into the arms of any state fascism.

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Posted by hogorina@compast.net on 11/03/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Timberland Apartments shooting appears to be self-defense

Should have killed the SOB.

Posted by Roger Chandler on 10/26/2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “City Council to vote to rename Talmadge Bridge as "The Savannah Bridge"

I don't think that ending the glorification of a racist equates to Orwell.

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Posted by StrykerFSU on 09/29/2017 at 4:08 PM

Re: “City Council to vote to rename Talmadge Bridge as "The Savannah Bridge"

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. - George Orwell, 1984

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Posted by DaGoyimKnow on 09/28/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “16-year-old shot, killed

Are "random shootings" included in the official number of Savannah murders or are they special exemptions like the July 4th City Market Unpleasantness? Just wondering...

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Posted by Murray Silver Jr. on 09/18/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Southern Company set to press forward with controversial, overbudget Plant Vogtle nuclear plant expansion

Pipelines, fracking, hydropower even, etc. none have the energy flux density that is needed for full scale U.S. industrial and agricultural production. Run all sources wide open for production then ease off into total dependence on cleaner and more dense energy platforms. Who knows? Maybe by then we'll have He3 to fuel thermofusion reactors. A track of diminishing returns for dirty energy heading toward progress as well as low pollution and climate changes mean the race to win is tricky.

Posted by Fern Henley on 09/02/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Southern Company set to press forward with controversial, overbudget Plant Vogtle nuclear plant expansion

There is wisdom in recognizing a bad decision that was made instead of keeping thempressure on so amfew... Not the customers... Will make money in the end... I don't always agree with Reed Dulany but his plan on President St. With solar energy makes better sense... Andree Patterson

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Posted by Andrée Pilotte Patterson on 09/01/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “GBI to investigate local gun buyback program

Who is doing the studies and how long have they been at it? Traveling gun shows don't reduce crime in violent communities either. Sales at them aren't limited to hunting and collecting. Odds are that Bubba might be making straw purchases for consumers in the 'hood. Probably have a barter system going on.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 08/25/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “City Council to move forward on plan to 'expand the story' of Savannah's Confederate monument and to attempt to rename Talmadge Bridge

We live in Savannah, GA. Our whole tourism industry is built on our history with all the good, bad, and the ugly that comes with centuries of history. I walk by these monuments every day and what I perceive is great pieces of art with history attached to each one. Removing a confederate monument is hypocritical to me. Yes the Confederate fought the Civil War because they wanted to retain slavery and inherently that is just pure evil.The argument can also be made that we get rid of all monuments relating to any time period where that person owned slaves which would probably wipe out half of our squares unique history. Please people think before you act. Don't let today's news make your own opinion. The only cause people should be focused on is to help SAV is helping the poor and improving education for kids from impoverished areas of our town. Be a good Sameratan, love the neighbor for we our one big community.

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Posted by wake up on 08/18/2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Shots fired on State Street

Just another day in the GHETTO.....seriously though, 4 in the afternoon in the middle of downtown??? Anyhoo, While purchasing ZZ Top tix I saw they are having a Hip Hop festival @ the Civic Center in November. What could possibly go wrong??? GREAT IDEA guys just great....

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Posted by Ball of Confusion on 07/14/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Juvenile suspect in gang-related City Market shooting/crash has criminal history

Given the short attention span and unless the Associated Press picked up on this story, there will be crowds in 2018.

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Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 07/07/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “UPDATED: One in custody after three dead, multiple injured in downtown shooting, auto crash

I hope Mayor DeLoach misspoke when he was quoted as saying We need to have those officers in place now, so that the chief can interrupt that before it gets downtown,

Figuratively walling off sections of the city isn't going to do anything to eliminate crime. It's like giving up the land to secure the castle, only to starve out eventually.

A defensive policing policy only delays the inevitable. It's not a problem you can just throw manpower at either. Aggressive police units divorced of politics and funded community outreach/alternatives are the only way this will actually be solved.

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Posted by vstheworldagain on 07/05/2017 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Juvenile suspect in gang-related City Market shooting/crash has criminal history

Why in the hell was this P.O.S. THUG released? Judicial system at its finest! Keep up the good work Savannah! I know next year the 4th of July fireworks will be a little less crowded.....

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Posted by Ball of Confusion on 07/05/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Lucas Theatre programming for 2017-2018 season announced

No Laser Floyd yet again this year? What a ripoff.

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Posted by brentmcgee on 06/08/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Tony Thomas censured after contentious hearing; Van Johnson speaks in support of accused alderman

I wonder if James Ellroy has been taking notes on Savannah. He'd certainly have an abundance of material to fashion an intriguing and disturbing novel.

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Posted by Doug Graff on 06/01/2017 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Tony Thomas censured after contentious hearing; Van Johnson speaks in support of accused alderman

What a mess we far better things in Savannah to work on . We have no time for this

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Posted by Jamie Parks on 05/31/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Council adopts amended new parking hours and rates

Thanks a lot guys,

your friends from Uber.....

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Posted by Ball of Confusion on 05/12/2017 at 12:43 PM

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