Concerning the proposed “Avenir” project on the Vavrus property, how do you translate 7,600 homes, 20,000 residents, a college for 4,000 students, a pediatric center and a hotel? More policemen, more firefighters, more ambulances, more schools. Who pays for it? We do. How? More taxes, while the developers laugh all the way to the bank.
In addition, Palm Beach Gardens Council members must take an extremely close look at the traffic impact, environmental problems and quality-of-life issues for Gardens residents.
Northlake and other roads leading to this massive morass would be inadequate for the traffic.
Has anyone noticed what it now looks like at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.?
Palm Beach Gardens
should have been fired
The Palm Beach Post story, “Police search apartment of Dreyfoos slayings suspect” has rather incredible information concerning the behavior and work history of the suspected killer, Javier Burgos.
According to Palm Beach County School District records, he had a history of troubled relationships at work. He was accused of grabbing his crotch in front of a female co-worker and challenging another co-worker to a fight, records show. The allegations were so unusual that a district police officer felt the need to include instructions for an assistant principal and Burgos’ supervisor on what to do in case an “emergency develops involving threats or other safety concerns.”
What can any reader immediately think other than, “Why was this employee not terminated and fired on the spot of any one of those infractions? ” I would like to see the Post do an investigation into why the district did not remove this troubled employee.
West Palm Beach
Fine example of
I bought a book on “Economics,” and a big part of it is about the power politics has over an economy. There is a chapter titled “Economic Systems.” I decided to look for the type of economic system that the United States of America has, and I think I found it: “Kleptocracy,” defined as a government in which corruption is endemic, and taxes and other government funds are used for personal profit of officials at the expense of the wider populace.
Kleptocracy is the American Economic system, which is on its way to become a third world economy.
did not solve bias
While reading the June 29 Post, I was bothered by two articles:
1) “Florida had the longest lines in the nation for 2012 election,” which was a news story.
2) “Bias not the reason for black problem,” which was a letter to the editor.
Both of these articles prove that bias does exist and the recent Supreme Court ruling about monitoring changes in polls and other changes in Southern states and certain counties no longer will be done, will help this bias. It is easy to say that because be have a black president these things no longer exist. But they do.
Speaking the truth
Sometimes the bravest thing a human can do is tell the truth. Letter writers criticizing Edward Snowden seem to prefer silence in lieu of truth. The current administration promised to be the most open one yet. Perhaps Mr. Snowden was simply helping the president keep his word.
West Palm Beach
Snowden is modern-
day Benedict Arnold
During World War II, I was assigned to the military intelligence division of the War Department. I know what the repercussions would have been had any one of us betrayed our country for their own personal desires and ego.
The National Security Agency is now involved in a controversy about its secret operations in its fight against terrorism. We now have our own current Benedict Arnold: Edward Snowden. He flew to Hong Kong, a part of China, which is one of our quasi-enemies. He continues to give away our secrets. I have yet to hear of anybody who has complained that his privacy was violated. He is a traitor. Is there a firing squad available?
West Palm Beach
Marco’s actions lack
During his tenure, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has demonstrated himself to be dangerously short-sighted, if not patently incompetent on the most salient issues that impact our economic and national security.
If amnesty for illegals ever becomes law, it will not only encourage millions more to illegally enter our country and depress wages in even more industries that have not already displaced U.S. citizens with cheap labor. It will also generate untold billions of dollars in costs for taxpayer-funded benefits and services that are not affordable.
Sen. Rubio fails to recognize that the foundation of a strong national security posture is a strong economy in which a large and growing middle class can flourish. The weak border security provisions of his bill will do little to impede easy access for our transnational terrorist enemies who seek to cause us harm.
Rubio’s support for amnesty as well as his call for U.S. military intervention in Syria pose a serious threat to our vital national interests. This is similar to his enthusiastic cheerleading of the administration’s unconstitutional military intervention in Libya in 2011. The outcome was an unstable successor regime where terrorist jihadist elements now flourish, and that culminated in Benghazi.
Great leaders learn from their mistakes while fools only repeat them. Marco has proven himself unfit to lead and must be replaced.
CHARLES J. WINN
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Act will streamline,
Illegal immigration has been a problem for far too long with solutions that have fallen far short — until now. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 provides a seemingly lasting and bipartisan solution for dealing with the estimated 11 million people already here illegally. The bill goes in-depth into how to increase our border security, reduce visa backlog, improve inter-agency communication and create a merit-based program to earn citizenship. Everything seems to have been taken in consideration in this thorough piece of legislation.
It is encouraging to see our representatives, like our own Sen. Marco Rubio, take a position of leadership on such a tough issue. This is truly comprehensive immigration reform, addressing the 40.4 million immigrants living in the U.S., which represents 13 percent of the population — something our politicians must recognize. Florida is one of the top four states in the country in terms of the percentage of illegal immigrants living here. It should be pretty obvious that this is an important Florida issue and that we need to address modernizing the system by supporting our own senator.
I would encourage everyone to take a look at Sen. Rubio and the Gang of Eight’s 2013 Immigration Reform Act, especially because of how it is consistent with all that he has accomplished for Florida.
Was Bernanke’s move
triggered by criticism?
President Barack Obama said that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has “already stayed longer than he wanted and longer than he was supposed to,” thus publicly cutting the political ground from under Mr. Bernanke’s feet. Days later Bernanke said in a speech that the Fed would soon start winding down its stimulus program, thus triggering a huge multi-day stock market drop. Was chairman Bernanke publicly getting even with the president for the slight? Is this a game of hardball, Washington style? Nah, couldn’t be.
Palm Beach Gardens
County not representing
Century Village residents
Is anyone out there helping seniors in Century Village?
A greedy builder is violating our civil rights. Our lifestyle, our quality of life is being held hostage by four Palm Beach County Commissioners who voted to change the zoning for a golf course at our property. Please check out the fence erected in our backyard, going up on our property. We hear only silence from the county.
West Palm Beach