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June 17, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 18, 2013

-- — I am a student at Valdosta State University, I pay thousands of dollars in tuition, but I am not allowed to use the Student Recreation Center because I am not taking summer classes. I was told that I have to pay $45 to use the Rec Center during the summer. As if I don't pay enough already... Utterly ridiculous.

I don't use Deep South, but if others want to, they should be able to choose. This is the same way they do in communist countries, no freedom of choice.

Will the Times please research and find out who are the REAL owners and partners in the Advance Disposal? There is underhanded connections that should be brought forward.

How about instead of complaining about people on welfare and food stamps, just be grateful that you aren't? Be grateful that you don't have to be humiliated and judged by a bunch of hateful people who've never been in an unfortunate financial situation. That's what I do.

It used to be a rule that those who don't work, don't eat. I miss that kind of mentality!

To the smokers of Valdosta, please do me a favor and don't come sit on the benches at VMS and smoke your cigarette while I am trying to exercise. Have some courtesy and go smoke in your car away from the people who are trying to stay healthy!

While I don't agree with sending someone out of state for training; however...defintely need to leave Valdosta for "fresh" ideas!

I'm a married college student who works in a restaurant. My wife and I have cheap phones. On months when our paychecks aren't high, we stock up on ramen. I'm saddened that my hard earned money is being given to someone who actually thinks he is justified to have an Iphone and still take from the government.

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

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    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

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