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Rants & raves
Rating: 2.4 / 5 (15 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Oct 19 - 00:18

Regarding the recent hate crime in Hunter's Ridge

Ormond Beach has and still is a racist and anti-Semitic, xenophobic community despite its growing black, Jewish and Indian communities. Most of the hate crimes, reported and unreported, have been propagated by church-going whites. Lest we forget, lynching in Florida was still ongoing as late as the 1960s and probably longer in North and Central Florida.

In response to: the 'Too many Floridians stink'

I am not sure you are aware of it, but a very large percentage of the people living here in Florida are originally from close to where you are from - "Yankee Land." It sure would not hurt my feelings if you gave your house away and took a large percentage of your stinking Yankees with you. I do feel sorry for you, but undoubtedly you are the one that "stinks."

In response to: the 'Too many Floridians stink'

I appreciate your Rants & Raves. I read it every time I can get within reach of your newspaper. I have three words to the lady who thinks too many Floridians stink. Yankee go home. If she doesn't like the way we smell, she can certainly go back north and freeze her butt off.

In response to: the 'Too many Floridians stink'

I am a Floridian of seven generations and I resent that. These people move down here and think they own everything. If she doesn't like it here, I am sure we can all do without her. Good-bye and good luck.

Need more traffic enforcement

It is time to take a look at the police enforcement in Daytona Beach and Port Orange. People are going out on Dunlawton Avenue 80 mph from Spruce Creek Road to the beltway. They are half asleep not knowing what they are doing. The same thing is happening on Nova Road and Clyde Morris Boulevard. It's time for this to end. The police don't do their jobs.

Demand creates jobs

Cutting taxes on the rich will not create jobs. It is a big lie. Demand for goods and services create jobs. Letting 1 or 2 percent of the country keep more of their money will only serve to make them richer. They don't need to spend the money, they are already spending all that they need. Now, if you allow for the other 98 percent of the country to have more to spend. They will indeed take the opportunity to spend it and will in fact raise demand, which will in fact create more jobs.

Better off now

I am better off now than four years ago. As a matter of fact, I am better off now than six years ago, and I am better off now than eight years ago as well!

Republican policies over an eight-year period took us into the great recession and we are just now seeing solid signs of recovery. Romney thinks that we should return to those same failed policies that took us into the great recession. We are moving forward, let's not put it in reverse. We already know what happens. We have seen it. We have lived it. Do not forget history, otherwise we will simple repeat it again and again. All the while, the rich get richer and the rest of us just get poorer and less able to control our own destiny. It's time to control your destiny. Vote for the man who is taking us out of this economic turmoil, not for the one who wants to put us right back in it.

How to resolve local unemployment

Unemployment is a huge issue in this country and especially in Florida. Local companies and city government constantly look elsewhere (out-of-state) to fill local job openings. I have been unemployed since January. My company "restructured" and eliminated my position, which I held for 19 years. I was dedicated and loyal to them. I have been writing endless resumes to every job opening I can find.

I have 35 years of experience in the workforce. I graduated from Daytona State College and attended two more years at another university. Is that experience and education not comparable to a four-year college degree? I bet I can have a great discussion with a new college graduate and teach important values and knowledge that I have accumulated over 35 years, mostly with one company.

But companies do not look at experience. They only want four-year college graduates. As a matter of fact, they don't even look at applicant resumes. A perfect example is that "Big Glass Building on ISB", as one editorial column in the News Journal referred to it as, has had quite a few job openings since April of this year, which they obviously cannot fill. I applied for three of the openings. I am more than qualified for the positions to which I applied. Did they bother to contact me? No. But I guess they have their rules and experience does not count. I wish local companies would get off their high horse and look at some resumes. They might gain an experienced and knowledgeable employee that way.

Get rid of chicken

Please find the child with autism a different pet.

The noise of chickens is nothing compared to their odor. I pity the poor neighbors.

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