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February 10, 2012

Rant & Rave - Feb. 10, 2012

Live Oak — Front page news,Hines gets life while another man gets death.Something is wrong here.You do the math.

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Why hasn't Suwannee County put a redlight in the school zone at Branford Elementary School on 247 yet? The blinking posted school zone signs are not slowing people down but a light would. The more parents that are bringing their kids to school increases the risk of accidents. Nine directions of travel doesn't make this a problem?

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The constant bickering downtown reflects poorly on the community, kinda like D.C.! No wonder we fail to attract new investments & resources to a desirable area.Be they well meaning or not, this is a poster child for term limits in public "service", elected or app'ted, all levels of gov't. Career office seekers have become accepted over the past 40 odd yrs. Keep voting for 'em, switching the same old bunch around etc. The result is an uninspired leadership and a complacent electorate. How's it capable of improving and how long can we pay for this nonsense? It won't & we can't!

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We need to review , update, amend ,or eliminate every rule, law, agreement, charter, by law, etc. made by every commitee, council, agency & or governing body in the past 50 yrs. across the board. It's a good place to start putting it back in the hands of "We, the people" instead of over paid, power drunk & under qualified officials.

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The WMD has plenty of explanations, justifications & reasons for a very serious problem. Lacking is any acknowledgement of culpability on their part. They have a huge budget & vast resources with little accountability to taxpayers. They have been more focused on politics & real estate manipulation than preservation despite ample warning of this eventuality. Rather than declare a moratorium, they just granted 3 more individuals billions of a gallons of OUR water to expliot for profit & chocked it up as a good days work!

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