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So the White House says funding for dredging the Savannah River can't start until there is a change in an authorization bill concerning development of water resources. And area lawmakers say that's not true, that moving the project from a proposal to an active list made the development authorization unnecessary. And the governor says he wants the state to start work with state money even without federal money. And the White House says the state can't even do that because of the lack of authorization. And environmentalists see the standoff as a boon because anything that delays construction gives them hope that the project can be killed. And the people say, "What? Can't ya'all do anything?" And on top of all that there have been reports of problems with the project to deepen the Panama Canal, which has been one of the main justifications for wanting a deeper channel to the Port of Savannah. What are we to think?

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shannalat commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 16:27 PM

This is a thinker... I took a government course a long time ago but, there was something the professor said that really resonated with me. "I always tell my students to keep in mind. The United States government was set up to be inefficient." He went on to explain that the efficiency of the British government was what the founding fathers were fleeing from. I would say this is definitely inefficient

shannalat commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 16:47 PM

well being more of a Libertarian I would argue that this inefficiency is quite alright.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 07:21 AM

I think that this is the result of current governmental malfunction at all levels due to bureaucrat's simply looking for ways to postpone and delay all issues just to simply continue to have reasons to do more studies and consume more time in grade and justify ever burgeoning payrolls.

The issue is further compounded by well intentioned, however sometimes wrong, environmentalist.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 07:38 AM

Now I'd like to add that I personally have never thought that it was very wise for us to have given the Panama Canal up in the first place.

Just what peanut brained clown came up with that thought?

Must have been some bumbling bureaucrat or politician.

Furthermore ever increasing sizes of oceangoing freighters and tankers only serve to reward the ultra rich as in owners of shipping lines.

I'd just as soon see four shiploads of trinkets from China unloaded at Port Savannah as to see a single monster of a ship risk the dangerous journey from Tybee to the ports terminals inland of Savannah's beautiful riverstreet.

It's a matter of time until some mechanical malfunction or human error sends one of those monsters crashing into the bridge or the structures along the riverside.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 07:48 AM

Also if we continue to deepen channels of rivers as well as drainage canals which make their way to the oceans ultimately we continue to increase the risk of damaging both our fresh water supply as well as damaging the water of the ocean.

Mr Webmaster thank you for provoking all of us to think.

We need a little more of that on this site.

shannalat commented on Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 10:24 AM

ha ha peanut brained.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Mar 09, 2014 at 09:04 AM

sebe, now that you mention it, I believe both more provoking and more thinking would improve this site.

And less personal attacks.

Dr Carson said in his now famous speech that "When Liberals have nothing meaningful to say they simply attack".

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 08:10 AM

Jack Kingston had a column in yesterday's (Tuesday 3-11) Savannah Morning News about the harbor dredging project.

It is worth reading.

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