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Oliver 7 months, 3 weeks ago on OUR VIEW: Policy is changing on anonymous online commenting

I will miss the comments from most of the above posters. They have provided insight, clarity and addtional points of view on many issues.

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Oliver 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Debated license plate readers used throughout county

Don't worry jack, I'm told we have more pressing issues.

Can you give me your phone number so I can call you and we can discuss this issue? Oh wait, I'll just ask the NSA for your number and maybe while I'm chatting with them, I'll also ask them to whom else you have been talking. I know you haven't done anything wrong, but I'm glad to know they have all that information about you.

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Oliver 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Debated license plate readers used throughout county

I guess you choose to ignore all the previous examples of government officials illegally using and abusing their offices to expand their power and reduce our freedoms. I wish I could trust them, but I'm wise enough to know that all systems of government need checks and balances. This one is no different.

The concern isn't that the license plates are read. A police officer sitting in his car behind me can do that just as well as an LPR. The concern is when and how all that data is used.

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Oliver 8 months, 4 weeks ago on Debated license plate readers used throughout county

paranoid fantasy????? It's time to take off the rose-colored glasses and throw them away along with your straw-man arguments about Snickers bars. You need look no further than recent headlines to see how government further and further encroaches upon your freedoms.

Did the IRS unfairly target tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status??? Did the IRS unfairly audit tea party contributors???
Did the NSA expand the collection of phone records from the original approved international calls to all domestic and international calls???

These are not some paranoid fantasy, these are very real examples of an over-zealous government over-stepping their boundaries.

I am neither a criminal nor do I belong to the ACLU - but I am a very concerned citizen that this program, while it might start out innocently enough, will be expanded and twisted in such a way that it will further erode our constitutional rights. I want to know what checks and balances are in place in order to make sure that today's law enforcement agencies, and those in the future as well, have clearly defined rules on when they can and cannot use that data.

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Oliver 8 months, 4 weeks ago on Debated license plate readers used throughout county

This is also my concern with the LPRs. What checks and balances are in place to make sure that the collected data is only used in a legal and constitutional manner? I might "trust" the people collecting the data today, but I would sleep better at night if I knew that controls were in place to make sure that the data could never be abused.

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Oliver 10 months, 2 weeks ago on 75 percent of SPLOST proposal could go to transportation

Over the 28 years Gwinnett has participated in SPLOST programs, more than $2.5 billion has been collected, including more than $1.2 billion for transportation projects

(that's only about 50% of SPLOST going to transportation projects)

In 1995, local voters rejected an extension of the program devoted solely to transportation. The tax resumed after a successful 1996 vote, when quality of life projects such as parks, libraries, and police and fire stations were added to the proposal.

The county commission would be wise to pay heed to history, The citizens of Gwinnett don't trust you and if you want more of our money, we want something more than asphalt.

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Oliver 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Woman arrested at Parkview graduation after fighting with cops

Haughton, why do you hate everybody??? You must be more open and accepting of other people and their diversity. I was told that diversity is good. Now I'm telling you.

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Oliver 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Lake Lanier advocates asking for "more capacity"

1,072.14 is not just "sitting pretty at more than an inch above summer full pool", that's more than 1 foot above full pool.

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Oliver 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Woman arrested at Parkview graduation after fighting with cops

Wow - All y;all better start playing nice or your comments are going to get deleted as well.

Maybe they'll even shut down the comments for this article.

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