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Rants & raves
Rating: 2 / 5 (10 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Mar 08 - 06:14

Need a lunch stand

Is the county going to have a lunch stand on the north peninsula in Ormond Beach? There used to be one there and in September it was gone. It was best place to get a fish sandwich. I miss it. Is the county going to put something back up there?

In response to: 'At a cruise's mercy'

Have you ever taken a cruise? I am fortunate enough to be able to take a three-week cruise each year simply because I love it. I am retired and have traveled the world by car. Now it is time to relax and let someone else wait on me.

In May, it will be my 22nd cruise in 10 years. In all that time, I have only had one problem and had no problem in reporting it and getting a response. They also gave me a $500 credit on another cruise.

The average age for a cruiser is around 70 years, unless you take a party ship.

As far as the tipping is concerned. There is a paper you can fill out to wave the gratuities. When I wave these gratuities, I take the same amount of money and divide it between my head waiter in the dining room and my room steward. Every ship I have traveled on has this option.

Give it a try, you'll love it.

When I was young

I am glad I was young when I was young. Just think about it. Travel with me to when we were 16 years of age -- no guns in school, no massacres. If you were naughty, that meant you smoked or you grabbed one of your dad's beers when he wasn't home. Drugs were unheard of. Marijuana, we had no time for it. Kids who didn't graduate high school were felt sorry for or not part of our crowd.

Cars were a dream of the future. Senior school parking lots had maybe 10 cars in it for teachers. Maybe, three or four cars owned by lucky students. Today, hundreds of cars in school parking lots. I guess that by today's standards that mean your moms and dads are caring parents.

One change that never took place over all these years is parents' love for their children. In 1954, parents said don't drink my beer again or don't smoke any more cigarettes. Today parents say are you only smoking marijuana and not doing cocaine. Or try not to drink while driving and texting.

So, how do we reverse our standards and go back to the days to listening to our parents and staying away from the wrong people, staying good until we meet the right mate, obeying the law and not depending on a public defender. Maybe, looking for a job or perhaps an opportunity of a good future and not falling into the pit of telemarketing, which displays no form of intelligence. We hold our beautiful babies in our arms not suspecting that some day they may turn on us or not love us for how we are. For those of you who are few and there are few of you who thoroughly enjoy the love of a child who care for you and his or her future, God bless you. You are fortunate.

Bring back the weather

Back in the day, I could get weather 24/7 on the weather channel. Made sense to me. Now, getting the weather is hit of miss (mostly miss) with all the programs they have on the weather channel. We choose not to have Internet services. Can anyone help me out with how to contact the weather channel about getting the weather back?

In response to : 'Clean up Port Orange'

I am glad people are getting together and demanding some change. I am calling about the subdivision Brandy Hills. That used to be such a nice little neighborhood. Now, there are boats and RVs. There is even a pontoon boat in a driveway. There are houses that people are living in, but they look abandoned. No one is doing anything about it. It is really an ugly eyesore. I am just wondering who the code enforcement is and where they are. I don't think they are doing their job.

I called in this rant and a couple hours later was then told by a code enforcement officer that boats and trailers of a certain size can be in front of the house. The code officer told me the ordinances need to be changed.

Schools need technology of airports

We can keep our children safe in school by using the same technology the airports use. We can have trained dogs that can sniff out drugs, bombs and weapons. This will be better than have armed guards in school or teachers fighting off terrorists.

In response to Dan Makes sense ... on weather and climate

Thank you Dan Smith and the local school teacher for setting the record straight on your common sense approach on the weather and climate and not to worry about man made global warming and the "climate alarmists who are just trying to get a lot of money and power."

Could you please submit your research and findings to the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, whose main objective is to assess scientific technical and socioeconomic information relevant to the understanding of human-induced climate change, potential impacts of climate change and options for mitigation and adaptation?

Perhaps your knowledge and input on global warming and weather can revoke the Nobel Peace Prize they received for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man made climate change and to lay the foundation for the measures needed to counteract such change.

In response to 'Investigate, then move'

It still amazes me that people that have no dog in the hunt still chastise those who live near an airport and complain about the sheer number of training flights over their homes each day. When I purchased my home there were practically no training flights at all and normal air traffic was very low. Now we have to endure hundreds of these "training flights" overhead every day. I am so happy for you that you had the "common sense" to live where you do. It is offensive to me that you think that I did not investigate the area before I bought the home. Maybe you are right about the ear plugs but maybe you could use a gag.

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