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Rants & raves
Rating: 2.39 / 5 (28 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Oct 05 - 00:18

Thanks Dan

I am the mother of two teenage boys, both reluctant readers, both enthusiastic fishermen. A wise woman once told me that if you want your children to read well, provide materials that your children will want to read. Needless to say, Dan Smith's fishing column is a fixture on our breakfast table. And today, our oldest son even read Dan's delightful column about typos. Thanks, Dan.

Homestead Act needs to be revisited

With all the municipalities in Volusia County having problems meeting their bills, I have never understood why they have not re-established something with the Homestead Act. This was established to get people to move to Florida many years ago. Today, many people are abusing the Homestead Act. The agriculture exemption is also being abused.

Is the postal system trying to run itself out of business?

I am a fan of our postal system, but I wonder "are they trying to put themselves out of business?"

A letter to Gov. Rick Scott was returned to me as undeliverable because there was not a street address. Even with automation, wouldn't this letter be in the hands of a human at the post office who would have said this is not for John Doe; it is for our governor at the state capital in Tallahassee. The icing on the cake is it took six weeks for it to get back to me. Any future correspondence may require some changes on my part. Maybe I'll use carrier pigeon or walk the letter to Tallahassee.

Too many Floridians stink

I Love Florida, the state at least. Unfortunately the people are forcing me to put my home up for sale and leave.

I am one of a small amount of people that get extreme migraines when I get around people who take baths in cheap perfume. In Florida, no one seems to have ever taught anyone here how to wear perfume. With the humidity you really and truly need to wear less - a lot less. As it is now, I have had to quit five jobs because of people and their perfume, I cannot go out to eat because I will be surrounded by smelly women of all ages who wear so much perfume you can smell them long before they get to the table. I cannot go grocery shopping without being assaulted by smelly women; I cannot buy clothes or anything else in public because of the stench. I have visited and lived in other states and not had this problem, mainly because the humidity is lower and/or people just know how to wear perfume. I wish that people could learn to be considerate of others, but unfortunately Florida residents seem to be determined to only care about themselves and no one else, so sad when this is such a beautiful state.

Why do we need more homes?

Can someone please explain to me why the City of Edgewater feels the need for more houses? What the City of Edgewater needs is businesses and jobs. We have one of the largest housing developments in the area and if you drive down any street in the great "Florida Shores" you will see for sale signs on homes. Those that don't have for sale signs are either rentals that are going to crap rapidly or repossessed homes just sitting there empty.

There was a new home built across the street from my home several years ago. It never sold, it has had someone living in it twice. Mostly it just sits there empty. So if we cannot fill the homes that are already built, then please explain to me which knucklehead thinks adding more new homes is a good idea? Edgewater should be encouraging businesses here.

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