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Posted on November 20 at 7:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why have to "floodgate" important to Georgetown Waterfront? Because waterfront business does not want block the beautiful view of Potomac River as flood wall. Georgetown Floodgate has about 7 feet high wall. I don't know about the engineers how to built higher than 7 feet floodgate wall able to fit for Stockade waterfront. Engineers have to figure out to make strong floodgate post and strength wall withstand river flood pressure against floodgate wall. It does not have to built levees to block the river view. gplante227 - yes I wish to make a new 7 lock to higher automatic dam wall to help slow down raise flood down the river at stockade waterfront. 7 lock should have release some of flood flow before overflow of the lock. Yes, we need to some kind of better flood control from 7 lock before down the river. That all I have to say for now.

From: Homeowner allowed to raise, move Stockade house

Posted on November 18 at 7:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

billnech and gplante227 - This is not correct. It will be not cost 100 million dollars, but it may be less than 10 to 20 million dollars. I am talking about movable flood wall as know as floodgates. It already have automatic movable flood wall in Georgetown waterfront in DC. They had been used for more than 29 yrs. That been use over years when Potomac river flooding to protect Georgetown waterfront business. Last few years ago, it was one bad omen because no one able to maintaining properly movable flood wall aka "Floodgates" because one of few floodgates did not go to up and cost million dollars flood damage in their waterfront business. They had to learn their mistake because they must be maintaining automatic movable wall aka "Floodgates" should be testing before bad storm coming or ice dam predict. I hope that floodgates wall will help to prevent water damage cost for homeowners riverfront in Stockade even historic district or not. Also, it is not fair for only one homeowner raise their house on their property for their own expense, but it should be share other homeowners as well. It may not look right to raise their dirt and the house top of it and their neighbors are not. It does look funny that only one house raise the ground. That is my opinion.

From: Homeowner allowed to raise, move Stockade house

Posted on November 17 at 7:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is really sad that commission should not think and bad move for other owners may have flooding their houses. The commission should think and built automatic flood wall surrounding stockade area on the river front. That is only way solution for all owners in the stockade area to prevent flooding in their houses. Rise dirt and move up the house is too costly to do it. It is lot cheaper cost to built automatic flood wall for all homeowners in the stockade area.

From: Homeowner allowed to raise, move Stockade house

Posted on September 28 at 11:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Baluch, Please don't blame President that he had bad accomplishments. Blame the Congress as do nothing to move our country going and stalling in our government business. I know that you did not see very well enough that what is President doing. Yes, I know that President had something bad accomplishments in the small issues. Other than, he is waiting a lot of Bills from Congress to pass for his veto or not.

From: Alco site work causes neighbors hardships

Posted on September 17 at 6:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is not handicapped accessible townhouse and too many steps for them especially for older people unless healthy older people. It will not getting many young people to buy this because it is not economical feasible for them.

From: Galesi gets OK for Mohawk Harbor townhouses

Posted on September 17 at 6:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why they can built automatic flood wall in the Stockade area to solve the problem?

From: Time for answer on Stockade house raising

Posted on July 14 at 7:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Recommending that should built automatic flood wall along the river in the stockade area. Must be maintaining and inspection for flood wall in frequently. It is same flood wall in the Georgetown waterfront in Washington D.C. One of bad flood from Potomac River does hit Georgetown front waterfront badly because automatic flood water is not functioning well cause by lacking of maintaining and inspections. After that, it will be no problem and save a lot of money for Georgetown Waterfront business and residents to prevent from flood in that area. If automatic flood wall is up when the flood come in and you will not see the river scenery. If no flood came in then automatic flood wall will come down and you will see river scenery again.

From: No decision on raising Stockade house

Posted on March 14 at 7:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, Bush asked Congress (Both Senate and House even Democrats or Republicans voted in 2001) in declare war against Al Qaeda (The Base) in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We were in War Al Qaeda until Osama Bin Lin killed but we are still war against other terrorists who are against US and other western countries as well. We (U.S.) should not be war with Iraqi. in first place rather than concentrate on Afghanistan or Pakistan.

Wmarincic, I am asking where did you getting find information on Obama was handed $1.80 gallon gas? Also, where you find information Obama was handed 31 million people on the Food Stamps and now near 50 million and so on.... Come on please tell us where you get the source from.

From: Nice to see positive review of jazz festival

Posted on June 13 at 6:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)


I am Deaf DG reader from Washington DC. I am using sign for "Faith" in American Sign Language as "Believe and Trust" into one sign word but not "Faith and Trust" as you wrote. Faith and Trust is more than double standard in per se. Faith is more powerful word than believe and trust in combined in once. I want to make more clarify that. Other than, It was well worth writing. Thanks.

From: Put faith in God

Posted on September 9 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)


We havee new Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) that much worse than old Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) as known as Diet COLAs. Yes, we (FERS) are hurting hurt more than CSRS with regular COLAs. Diet COLAs is between 2% to 3%, EX. Regular COLAs is 3% then FERS diet COLA's will get 2%, If Regular COLA's is 5% then FERS diet COLA will get 4%. It will decrease in 1% over 3% of Regular COLAs. With Chained CPI that we will get more suffer with diet COLA's than Regular Diet COLA's. Under the FERS has to pay Social Security vs no Social Security for CSRS. We are fighting for agaisnst Chained CPI after all.

From: ‘Chained CPI’ just another excuse for gov’t to cut benefits

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