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Re: “Fulton officials to mull Central Atlanta Library renovation proposal

So $40-$55 million of taxpayer's money is to be spent to add more space to the already overbuilt Downtown commercial real estate market. In a few years this building will be sold at a loss, like Underground and the Civic Center. But that is not this Library Board's problem - they will just kick the can down the road to their successors.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 07/23/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Fulton officials to mull Central Atlanta Library renovation proposal

Ha, a library with very few "traditional library services"--great idea, if you are an architect. What about the people who pay for library services with their tax dollars?

I love the beautiful pictures of empty space, but this plan is a lot like the Monty Python "Architects Sketch" (…

'Mr. Wiggin: This is a 12-story block combining classical neo-Georgian features with the efficiency of modern techniques. The tenants arrive here and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort, past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these...
Client 1: Excuse me.
Mr. Wiggin: Yes?
Client 1: Did you say 'knives'?
Mr. Wiggin: Rotating knives, yes.
Client 2: Do I take it that you are proposing to slaughter our tenants?
Mr. Wiggin: ...Does that not fit in with your plans?
Client 1: Not really. We asked for a simple block of flats.
Mr. Wiggin: Oh. I hadn't fully divined your attitude towards the tenants. You see I mainly design slaughter houses.
Clients: Ah.
Mr. Wiggin: Pity.
Clients: Yes.'

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Posted by Veteran Observer on 07/23/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Hello to a City of South Fulton?

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Re: “Hello to a City of South Fulton?

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Posted by Harrison Barz on 07/22/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “More than 10,000 Atlantans peacefully protested police misconduct, racial injustice

I think it would be great if the bloods and crips stopped killing each other, they got that part right. Blaming the police though.... well, I'm no fan of police state mercenaries enforcing code (color of law) and non-violent offenses for profit, nor for the whole for profit prison practice (because I have a soul), but statistically, race does not seem to be the issue, it's about power.

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Also, the BLM reeks of a controlled oppositional front, taking what would be a rallying point for unity (something the pharoh can't have) and inserting a divisive proposition of "systematic white racisim" while implying that anyone who doesn't agree has to now disprove their "inherent racism".

But notice, nothing the "leaders" of this latest fad sjw crusade can withstand the least bit of intellectual scrutiny of their positions. If you take away the chanting, the posturing, the riots, nothing they are saying hasn't been said by organized opponents of police abuse (cop block) they just insist on the so-called "black" perspective (the manufactured one that denies conservative blacks a voice)
dominate the discussion and that anyone questioning this tactic just doesn't "get it."

Cue infantile regurgitation of logically inconsistent platitudes, like insisting someone who states "all lives matter" is in fact presenting a "racist" position, itself a candid revelation of the lack of basic reasoning at the foundation of this "movement."

Thus, while it's important people rally together to overcome abusive systems, if they are pointed in the wrong direction (George Soros) they cannot hope to achieve much systemic change, but do serve to further polarize the body politic during an election year (no coincidence) and prevent fellow $lave$ from recognizing their shared plight.

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Re: “Have rising rents pushed Atlanta housing into 'crisis' mode?

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Posted by Carl Walter Johannssen on 07/22/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Fulton officials to mull Central Atlanta Library renovation proposal

"The rear section of these floors was conceived of by Breuer as shear volume for the many books and periodicals that libraries needed in 1980."

The ADC should change their spelling of "sheer".

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Re: “Pot activist: Don't get fooled by Georgia's 'medical marijuana' reform effort

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Posted by Brenda Costello on 07/22/2016 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Fulton officials to mull Central Atlanta Library renovation proposal

Hmm, there seems to be a distinct lack of emphasis on providing books and other reading materials. I know that it has become difficult for many young people to complete research assignments in the metro area. Some parents spend a lot of money on rapid book shipment from Amazon. I have been privy to many conversations wherein parents fervently wished local libraries provided more K-12 non-fiction books.

I get that empty "flex space" is cheaper than bookshelves and books, but bleh - it does not appeal to me.

On the other hand, the proposed design does seem to go a long way toward making the library seem more inviting and less like a survival bunker. The first time I entered this library, back sometime between 1989 and 1991, I was unable to resist comparing it to the three libraries in my hometown and was mildly appalled by how unattractive and how unfriendly to users it was.

I do like the idea of off-setting costs of operating the library with a restaurant and gift shop. I'd just rather the funds go to additional books rather than off-setting the costs of "flex space." Maybe the gift shop will sell books? If so, I suggest pairing toys with children books in gift sets, that is, a Madeline doll with a Madeline book, a Curious George stuffed animal with a Curious George book, or plush duck with Jez Alborough's Duck in Truck as that will likely increase revenue.

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Posted by Lunaville on 07/22/2016 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention Day 4: The speech that never ends

Trump will wage battles at home, Clinton will start war abroad.
There are other choices you know...

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 07/22/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention Day 4: The speech that never ends

"Maybe you two should get a room"

There was a billboard about that! Nah, not interested but a farmer's daughter scenario, that's got possibilities....

"you cannot have watched that man in action last night and not envisioned Eastern European Strongmen of the Cold War and the fascist leaders of Word War II"

But I did you see. Your reaction is kneejerk. To the left, there is no left...there is only the center, which is them, and the far right. Anything to the right of amiable Bushes and McConnell's just causes palpitations in the heart for indoctrinated lefties. It's like genteel Southern ladies turning red and fluttering their fans and looking heavenward. Hair Boy is not at all subtle but he's far from fascist.

"That man is dangerous"

You want dangerous? That's Ma Barker. Her incompetence and dishonesty way outweigh his alpha frat-boy assertiveness.

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Posted by oydave on 07/22/2016 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

@wesleywhatwhat Burroughston Broch is a troll that pretty much spends all day commenting on Atlanta news websites. Wouldn't spend much time worrying about him.

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Posted by Truth Squad on 07/22/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention Day 4: The speech that never ends

Oydave... I have found insight and thoughtfulness in many of your comments throughout the years, but you cannot have watched that man in action last night and not envisioned Eastern European Strongmen of the Cold War and the fascist leaders of Word War II. His demeanor, his smugness, his fear mongering... That man is dangerous.

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Posted by chillax on 07/22/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention Day 4: The speech that never ends

oy sez, " ... I'm warming to the Orange One..."

Maybe you two should get a room?

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Posted by rico from tampico on 07/22/2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention Day 4: The speech that never ends

"He's got the (R) next to his name so all is well."

R don't mean shit to me.

"then the country can burn"

You can add this all day to what I said but it will never mean that I said it.

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Posted by oydave on 07/22/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

Obvious here that "historic" is a means to an end, fending off a gas station. It cheapens the legitimate need for preservation.

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Posted by oydave on 07/22/2016 at 12:12 PM

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