Ivan B. Cohen 
Member since Jul 25, 2013

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Re: “Can Savannah catch up?

Biking and walking trails...noble idea. Currently some bikers feel like they own the whole street and ride so close to cars one can reach out and touch them. Sharing the streets is not just on the drivers. About those walkers, some get so wrapped up on conversations on their cell phones they don't bother to see what is going on around them. Ditto for those with ear buds. How long must the rest of us have to atone for them?

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Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 12/03/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “An open letter to Savannah about crime and punishment

I would like to hear more about how practically defunct our local education system is. Is this due to the fact that merely funneling students to think their lot in life is do menial labor no longer is accepted by that community? Do the ethics of our business community go beyond "profit margins"? Political systems? It is time to re evaluate the current city government structure we have.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 11/25/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Reviews like this tend to cause me to side-step "remakes" of films. I saw the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express. I saw the preview for this current film. Think I'll pass.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 11/25/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: The City’s finances are on fire

Whenever that volley ball known as consolidation is rolled out....principal players always are the City of Savannah and Chatham County. Why are the other cities within the county (Thunderbolt, Tybee, Port Wentworth, Garden City, etc.) never included?The roll-out of the fire service fee was clumsy and indicated that it's amateur hour under the gold dome on Bay Street.

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Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 11/15/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Fairgrounds site still in limbo after soundstage proposal rejected

Hmm..."structured activity for youth in the area" maybe a theme park reminiscent of the Coastal Empire Fair might float their boat.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 11/15/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “A tale of two site plans

This is progress? And at what cost? Some residents are at "risk" of being "priced-out". Mixed income housing? Forget about it! As it looks via the drawings, City's Central Precinct building could pass as a fort. Once more with feeling, the city is getting gutted like a fish.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 09/09/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Re-envisioning the Confederate Monument as a portrait of diversity

To RFW ALLSTON: No poll or survey has ever been taken that I am aware to determine if the Memorial is "problematic", now is the time for a survey. No, it is not trendy to get hysterical over anything attached to that war. Yet it is trendy for this city to cash in on that war via the tourist industry. The 620,000 soldiers were in essence "hired guns" fighting for the rights of slave owners. Georgia had seceded from the Union so those lines on "something perfectly legal and acceptable" blurs. The grieving sons and widows put their money together for monuments to the deaths of their loved ones which while lifting up those memories only serve to remind the descendants of slaves of another kind of memory. A memory of oppression. The "racist idiots" are never renounced by the so-called good white folks. Blacks are expected to understand that those "idiots" may be of their(so-called good forks) color, they are not of their kind. I understand no such thing and the so-called good white folks prove themselves to be willing accomplices. I am going to say something else here, pop culture comes from white folks. Crime, drugs, violence and guns all from them too. They make movies which glorify and now have the gall to take Blacks for imitating what they see portrayed in mainstream culture. Both real life and in the media. ALLSTON is right. Blacks did have it together in the 50's and 60's when they weren't chasing after "white values". Any available opportunities, Blacks had to go through hell and high water to get them. It's not like some white man bestowed opportunities upon Black folks out of benevolence. In the 50's and 60's, the Civil Rights movement was considered a waste time. It has dawned on the millennials that they have the thankless task of "damage control" due to the trifling and sorry actions of their predecessors.(silent generation, baby boomers, generation X) That is enough to outrage anyone. If the RW ALLSTON's had their way, the millennials would be absorbed into the mainstream to continue the oppression of Blacks. BLM will come out just fine in spite of the dire prediction. They are like the Civil Rights of yesteryear who didn't have deep pockets, so there ain't nothing to rob. They are on a shoestring budget.

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Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 08/30/2017 at 8:28 PM

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