Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

Rant & Raves
  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Get your facts correct. The UK does not require a lie detector test to qualify for welfare. Lie detectors were trialed by former Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton four years ago with 24 councils across Britain. Then, two years ago, the government abandoned the detector tests after the trials suggested they were unreliable.

    March 10, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, March 7, 2014

    Fire Department and emergency rescue budgets everywhere are getting a little out of hand. If you look at the number of structures that burn down, and compare it to the Fire Department budget; it would be cheaper to just pay to rebuild those couple of houses, and insurance pays for that anyway.

    March 6, 2014

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    The Williams Street project was not about beautification at all. It had one purpose only: preventing curbside parking.

    March 6, 2014

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    Where can I apply for traffic light coordinator? I do not have a degree in the field but I do have common sense.

    March 5, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    I would like to give two “thumbs up” to Lowndes County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall for recognizing that we must and can do business better with respect to the response time of the Lowndes County Fire Department. Numerous homes have been lost because of the long response times, and a county that insists that the current system is working.

    March 3, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, March 3, 2014

    There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday. We are victims of propaganda. Arctic ice is up 50 percent this year with no change in sea levels.

    March 2, 2014

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    Will some folks ever understand the difference between weather and climate? Just because it is colder than usual at one time, does not negate the simple fact that globally average temperatures are rising, as CO2 content in the atmosphere is increasing.

    February 28, 2014

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    The Valdosta Industrial Authority seems to have home-grown management with limited connections outside the area. In order to attract business it needs experienced business people with broader networks, outside the state and  even the country.

    February 27, 2014

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    Are we going through this Lowndes Hawaii trip thing again? Yes, it was approved. It's not mandatory and no one goes for free. The kids are given plenty of opportunities to raise the money for the trip, end of story. The chaperones, bus drivers, etc., may not be paying that much per person but they aren't going for free. Yes, $2,000 is a lot of money. But think about the airfare alone! Again, if you don't like it, don't send your kid.

    February 26, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

    Why is it when I call the VLPRA office I always get the answering machine with a message about games being canceled in November?

    February 24, 2014

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