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Re: “Georgia Southern under fire for diversity crisis

"The Center for Strategic Diversity and ..." what???? The quote by this Dr. Williams isn't even literate. The watermelon incident is, I understand, a long-held annual function at Georgia Southern, not a racist situation. Book-burning by some of the students? Just young ignorance at it's best. All of the above are either non-issues, over-sensitivity, or just plain absurd. Oh, and this just in. The editor of the George-Ann just said, "...as for myself" instead of "as for me." I think that Georgia Southern has a lot more to worry about than the delicate sensibilities of a bunch of over-sheltered little morons.

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Posted by Beth Kinstler on 10/16/2019 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Voting machines and the paper trail

Jeff,

Thank you for a well written article. As I understand the new voting machines we will be able to print out a copy of what we voted. Included in the printed copy will be a bar code (we want we able to read the bar code) and must turn the paper ballot in even if errors exist. We are then allowed to correct the error by voting again. This bothers me, why do they keep the ballot that was in error?

Rick Ellison President RUFF

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Posted by Rick Ellison on 10/16/2019 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Savannah’s LGBT community needs action, not words

What a wonderful article, Dusty. As a newcomer to Savannah (from California), I'm more than a little surprised that the equality I took for granted is not reflected here in this beautiful, dynamic and welcoming city. It is coming, however. The tide is with us as we convince more and more of our fellow Americans that people are just people, and our differences are our strength.

You are a powerful voice for our community, lead on!

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Posted by Degobah on 10/16/2019 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Keeping Savannah’s archaeology from biting the dust

Absolutely astoundingly stupid! How incredibly short sighted and destructive! Let's get this thing under control and looked at in the proper light. If this slows developers from massive developing or builders from building massive buildings then WHO CARES?! I think we could stand the wait for another high rise that blots out our sky don't you? We are not in desperate need of another international retailer taking up our soil and air. The history under our earth is WAY more important. This town has had administration after administration that has not only allowed but encouraged the destruction of everything that brings people here. I can't believe they have all been so stupid so the only other reason would be personal profit. Once again greed and corruption have done irreparable damage. Are we going to continue to allow these "leaders" to destroy our home and desecrate our history?

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Posted by glady on 10/11/2019 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Lost about SPLOST?

Trying to think of capital projects that might yield savings or revenue $$... why is a fiber broadband network never included in this discussion? If we want to diversify our economy, this would be a good use for SPLOST.

Posted by iamevieviolet on 10/10/2019 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Regina Thomas: ‘I intend to win’

So basically the same old know nothing, do nothing candidate she was back then just 11 years more out of touch. Great.

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Posted by SavannahRed on 10/08/2019 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Incivility and ‘Combat Parking’ Syndrome

Responding to your statement "However, there is no empirical evidence to back this up."

Get this: "NSC analysis of government data indicates that 9% of pedestrian deaths in parking lots result from backup incidents."
https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics/distracted-driving/parking-lot-safety"

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Posted by Researcher on 09/30/2019 at 10:54 AM

Re: “The great local news for better transportation options

Great article - appreciate the summary of the positive things accomplished and in flight! I grew up in a suburban neighborhood that required a car even for businesses less than a mile away. A walkable neighborhood is my number one priority for choosing my residence, and I'm so glad to see Savannah commit to that with NewZO. Many of our opportunities to connect as a community have been reduced in our digital/busy lives. I am happier, feel more connected, and physically healthier when walking around in the community. I also think this approach makes for economically healthier and overall safer neighborhoods. Thanks for your continued advocacy and awareness campaign!

Posted by iamevieviolet on 09/30/2019 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Can we all truly profit from the port?

Sometimes, the people just have to say no. Bigger and bigger is not always better and better.

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Posted by rmg on 09/30/2019 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Can we all truly profit from the port?

Strange to me that Savannah allows so much freeloading

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Posted by Katherine Bart on 09/26/2019 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Can we all truly profit from the port?

Very good and valid point's you've made in the commentary!

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Posted by Michael Mixon on 09/25/2019 at 5:37 PM

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

I grew up in south Florida. I have experienced Donna and Betsy, and was at ground zero for Hurricane Andrew.

I commiserate with the logic behind much of what the author says. There is a devil in the detail though. And that is, if evacuations are criterion based (Either geographically or physiologically) how does one manage and enforce it? Do you stop people heading west on 16 at 70 mph and demand to see proof of age or residence location?

The real problem here is that our dwellings are not constructed sturdily enough to withstand these storms. Our building code is the problem. With a better building code, the numbers who might need to evacuate would be reduced.

I would also add that I concur 100% with the absurdity of quarantining the country after a storm. Miami-Dade county was NEVER quarantined after a storm. And we had storms much stronger than Michael. Once again, if our building codes were stronger, the vast majority of post storm issues would be significantly less cumbersome.

I don't condemn the concept of ordering evacuations. Storm path prediction is not precise. And only a quarter of a longitudinal degree west might have made Dorian a significant issue. But, mandatory evacuations are not the answer. Build our dwellings stronger, provide adequate shelters, and mandate voluntary evacuations, and those are better solutions.

And yes, the author is also correct when he discusses the overkill aspects of the curfews.

Posted by Ted Spisiak on 09/25/2019 at 5:11 PM

Re: “First City Pride Center: Savannah’s LGBT organizations merge

I support LBGTQ:

o Liberty
o Bible
o Guns
o Trump
o BBQ

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Posted by mort.leith@afuzion.com on 09/25/2019 at 3:07 PM

Re: “The mural of the story

Sorry Gwinnett not Anderson

Posted by Brandon Moody on 09/22/2019 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Savannah City Council passes gun control resolution

Wanna clean up the city? Vote every Demnut out of office. Solved.

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Posted by Claude Diehl on 09/20/2019 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Savannah Global Climate Strike seeks to involve younger people

Two points ...
1) People may believe in climate change, but they don't want to do "hard" or expensive things to combat or stop it. To paraphrase, it's an "inconvenient truth."

2) Activist fatigue must be fought with what works in today's society .... constant change and new ways to entertain. If you are asked to do something day in and day out, or even every week, fatigue sets in. A new spin and new leading voice can help keep things fresh and interesting.

All in all it is slowing down action .... and slowing down is not what the climate needs now.

Posted by ccollier on 09/19/2019 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Savannah City Council passes gun control resolution

These half-witted bozos swear to uphold the US Constitution, then set about destroying it. They ought to be brought to trial for treason.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 09/18/2019 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Challenges building for Rep. Buddy Carter

Kingston was an off-the-wall, bug-eyed kook. Good riddance.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 09/18/2019 at 5:24 PM

Re: “The mural of the story

Can the Henry St & Anderson St train underpasses be candidates for murals?

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Posted by Brandon Moody on 09/18/2019 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Savannah City Council passes gun control resolution

AMEN Tony,,,
these liberal fools think that disarming honest law-abiding citizens will somehow make psychos and criminals safer ? ? ?

First of all, Red Flag laws are Unconstitutional as they rob people of their Due Process re their 2nd Amendment rights,, especially if a neighbor calls in a psycho complaint to the cops cuz he's pi55ed my dog is shiiting in his yard...

2nd of all, there no such thing as an "Assault Rifle" ! ! !
Assault Rifle refers to a FULL Automatic rifle like the military has,, which the public doesn't have (oh, the AR in AR-15 stands for the maker: Armalite Rifle) DOH ! !

And who are YOU to tell me I can only use 10 rounds I can use to defend my family when FOUR thugs Home Invade me ? ? ? ? ?

Thank God we have REAL decision makers in ATL that are smarter than our own liberal idiots who think CRIMINALS and Psychos care anything about your silly guns laws....

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Posted by mort.leith@afuzion.com on 09/15/2019 at 5:28 PM

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