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Re: “MLK Jr. Drive, get ready for your facelift

I live a block from MLK and what we need is better lighting... better policing... and the demolition of abandoned buildings owned by absentee landlords who refuse to fix their properties. All the pretty trees in the medians will mean nothing till the real problems are addressed.

Posted by chillax on 12/17/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Let's get GSU and Tyler Perry together and make a bunch of promises about a film studio and communications department which can't possibly be kept. Well lit underground streets might actually work well for both parties.

Posted by ATLien on 12/17/2014 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Let's get GSU and Tyler Perry together and make a bunch of promises about a film studio and communications department which can't possibly be kept. Well lit underground streets might actually work well for both parties.

Posted by ATLien on 12/17/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' roasted on Twitter

I thought all sororities were populated with dumb trifling bitches who can't make friends on their own.

Black, white, or zebra.

A friend's daughter even joined a Christian sorority but quit because they were a bunch of hypocrites. DUH!

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Posted by smitty on 12/17/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Having just driven through a good bit of semi-rural SC I can assure you it looks mostly like this: http://www.bettersouth.org/wp-content/uplo…

Posted by SpaceyG on 12/17/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Critic's Notebook: Mermaids return to Atlanta

Great. They can pole dance, underwater of course, alongside the pole-dancing dolphins. Keep the dolphin captivity industry afloat!

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Posted by SpaceyG on 12/17/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' roasted on Twitter

Sorors and Frats are very hypocritical in wanting this show banned. They watch all of the LHH franchises, Bad Girls Club, RHOA and any other "ratchet" show that comes on. Are sorority Blacks better than those listed above? FOHWTBS Just an hour before they were live tweeting LHHNY. SMDH

Posted by Constance Melissa on 12/17/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

This is the city that invented half-assed. The airport was about the only thing Atlanta had gotten right in the last 50 years, but we just screwed that up, too (International Terminal and its boneheaded check-in and baggage claim protocol is effectively a second airport with no transit service). My hopes are particularly dim for Underground, especially as no one with the juice for a really good project-- even Georgia State-- would come near it.

As for the infrastructure bond, there is still a lot of pork for the Nod Squad in the project list. I suspect that until some of this is stricken out in favor of real infrastructure improvements (ahem...), the bond vote faces an uphill battle with the electorate regardless of whether or not we've identified revenue to service the debt. Reed can try to make his case, but enough is enough.

Posted by federico on 12/17/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

@Brecko,
Miscommunication but i think we're in broad agreement. WRS's Horizon Charleston project is not the downtown shopping street you were mentioning - it's an office / mixed use park that looks pretty suburban. Nor have WRS actually done Horizon beyond pretty pictures!

In general, it should be no surprise that we can't move half a dozen major pieces of land in the city to top-notch developers in a single year. There simply isn't that much pent-up demand for new buildings.

Posted by cityzen on 12/17/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

@Whatever
Your example brings up a great case in point. The NY Times article I presume you are referring to is very light on facts and goes out of it's way to stoke the flames of racism. (Having to pay for damage was a policy already in the student hand book, and was she arrested due to the act of vandalism or trespassing by returning to school while on suspension?, was it only a wall or someone else's sneakers as well etc.?)

Both the conservative and liberal media and politicians have learned that divisiveness sells; and it sells well.

Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/17/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' roasted on Twitter

I have always looked at our Black sororities as classy women and this was a horrible display of our black sororities. Is this what our younger girls have to look forward too? OMG....With this Sorority sister episode, I was appalled and could not believe that this was actually occurring. This show is distasteful and an embarrassment and I hope it is cancelled. My sister is a Delta and they are mortified to say the least! We already have enough negativity out there. Sad for sure.

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Posted by On the Lord Side on 12/17/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “First Slice 12/17/14: Georgia theater chain won't show 'The Interview' due to hacktivist threats

You feel hacking a studio releasing a movie who's plot revolves around the assassination of a living head of state, not trying to teach them a lesson or advance a cause?

It's interesting that this joins a list of movies over the last decade or so that seem to echo what the CIA's agenda is or that glorify war.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/17/2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

cityzen,

Did you miss Horizon District on the WRS website?

So it appears that WRS does have something to do with Charleston.

I agree that the project will probably be half-assed, if it even closes.

I can easily see Reed using the pending sale to justify the bond issue, when he knows that the project may or may not close.

Saporta has $70 to $225 million in potential investment going into the site. That is a WIDE range that's usually indicative of pipe dreams.

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Posted by Brecko77 on 12/17/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “First Slice 12/17/14: Georgia theater chain won't show 'The Interview' due to hacktivist threats

"Hacktivist" is always a dumb portmanteau but especially in this situation. The Sony hackers are thieves and terrorists using the data they collect to spread fear and cause damage. This has absolutely nothing to do with those who use technology to advance a cause. Particularly since all signs point to this being either organized or financed by a national government (North Korea's).

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Posted by Hackneyfist on 12/17/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Another Rouse tidbit...the company's founder, James Rouse, is actor Edward Norton's grandfather. You're welcome.

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Posted by atlpaddy on 12/17/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

Vox, Broch Bloodgimp, etc. are the same kind of self-assured dopes who run the Hall county school system. After all, since they have a firmly established belief that all blacks and latinos are sociologically inferior, why waste time treating a brown kid drawing on the wall like a disruptive student instead of a future societal menace who needs a criminal record? But a white kid does the same thing, detention and a life lesson, no record, and life still on track for high-wage productivity.

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Posted by whatever on 12/17/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

"Worldwide religious zealotry is no more worrisome than...Gun violence? Really?"

Your odds of being killed by a gun in this country are about 1 in half a million. Your odds of being killed by an act of terrorism are about 1 in 20 million. To your question -- you should find religious zealotry approximately 40 times less worrisome than gun violence.

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Posted by NadVertising on 12/17/2014 at 9:57 AM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

"we are in the middle of World War IV and most of the good side won't even acknowledge they are in a war, the war against Islamic Supremacy..."
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The war is against religious zealots of all religions because they are all bent on taking over from the rest of us, whether the fundamentalism is Muslim, Hindu, Judaic, Christian or whatever. Non-violence is the absolute best way to approach the war by addressing poverty and intolerance that serves as the breeding ground for zealotry. History has shown (Russia, Iran, Germany etc) that when you concentrate power in the hands of a few those locked out often turn to the alternative that seems to offer the easiest quick fix. Ironically, the best weapons to address the root causes of fundamentalist war - nonviolent social and economic justice movements, are the very ones you disdain, Oy (at least in this country).

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 12/17/2014 at 9:33 AM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

So...let me get this straight...white supremacy in the past - awful, Christian supremacy in the past - terrible...European supremacy in the past - horrible...but Islamic Supremacy NOW...no big deal...You are muttering another brainless version of "It's our fault..."

To do or say nothing is to accept and approve. I'm not a crusading Christian. I am not a Christian at all. I am a human and I am going speak. To be an apologist and a pacifist is to be a victim...

"Unfortunately violence begets violence, but hopefully compassion and cooler heads will prevail."

Do you have a "Coexist" sticker on your car? See the problem is not anyone who will ever read the sticker, the problem is insane homicidal religious zealot maniacs who don't care. This war is going to get much worse before it gets better.

Was WWII worth it? Pretty violent...killed a lot of women and children...

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Posted by oydave on 12/17/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

@spencer60 "They could have had the (g)uys that made Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace into one of the top-10 tourist destinations in the US. "

The company that re-opened Faneuil Hall in 1976 also did the 1980s renovation of Underground Atlanta (Rouse Company).

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Posted by Mmm... History... on 12/17/2014 at 8:32 AM

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