Why aren't gas and power companies in Georgia investing more into this type of energy? Even if they did, they would probably charge out the ass for buying the system, setting the systems up. This might actually be better for Private Buisnesses who install these systems to keep up competition with the power house Corporate energy bulldogs who buy out polliticians. Just think how geothermal energy could replace coal. What if, instead of building a new coal-fired power plant in Washington County, they used geothermal energy. Coal is killing us ya'll!
Wow! I am so impressed with this "little neighborhood that could!". For a neighborhood organization to coordinate a Department of Education Grant and facilitate this level of communication and good will between these two countries is an incredible feat! Good job to all involved, if you keep trying the same things, you will get the same result. The best suprises come when you get outside your confort zone...one of the biggest objectives of an EDUCATION!
This isn't about teaching you how to speak chinese, its about teaching your children (assuming you have children & they go to the schools mentioned) and preparing them for the world they will be facing 20 years from now. For my own children I think its much more important that they be able to speak the most widely spoken language on the planet, as well as the language of our own nation's current and most likely future largest trading partner. Face it, for our children being able to speak the language of one of the dominant economies of the 21st century is going to be much more important.
Spanish would have still been my choice of a language! It is tough (I speak fluent German) to keep up a language if you cannot use it... I have had more opportunity to speak Spanish locally and it would have been useful... so far, even on buford Highway, my lack of Mandarin hasn't been an issue! ;) That said, educated business folks in this new century are going to be dealing with China a lot, so this is a good move for the little ones to be prepared!
U kan have my tax dollars and the earth ain't as small as it used to be! 有一了不起的天
I dont care what language is spoken on the other side of the earth.Georgia schools need to look around. The prominent languages in the Americas are, English, Spanish, and French. There is not a big enough Mandarin population to use my school tax money to teach it GRADE school.
Regarding Laura McMillan's Building Blocks, I believe the Gone With The Wind premiere was at Loew's Grand Theatre (roughly where the GP building currently stands) and not at the Fox Theatre as she states. This is important Atlanta history; one of us needs to get it straight!
why are you reading the 'urban living' section if you "can't afford to live ITP" anyway?
I'm a friend of Lisa's, I live ITP, and I am also an attorney working in Atlantic Station. Whether that makes me a "neo-yuppy" is up to you (apparently). As far as I'm concerend, I prefer not to jump to ridiculous and uninformed judgments about people I don't know. But, since I do actually know Lisa, I can tell you that she has worked very hard for everything she has gotten and continues to do so every day. I'm also fairly certain she has never lectured anyone about "living life wrong"--whatever that means. Turns out, the only person who has decided that your life is average is you.
Atlantic station is such a city-within-a-city. I LOVE IT! The apartment in the photo is gorgeous, too, and I can only imagine what the view from top is like.
Be proud of your accomplishments, Lisa!
D--I hear they are hiring at the McDonald's on Ponce.
You're clearly jealous of the lifestyle she's living. What does it matter that she's a lawyer? I know plenty of people who live ITP and have "average" jobs. Perhaps if you spent a little less time on the internet leaving pointless and whiny comments about articles on CL, you'd have more time to find yourself a better job.
You ARE being a hater.
i have an average job and this article certainly did not make me regret anything about my life.
besides, who ever said anything about an exclusive community? anyone is welcome to live there; infact, if you'd take some time to do some research and not be so ignorant in your opinion of ITP vs OTP, you'd probably see that there are some very affordable homes in the atlantic station area.
also, maybe you wouldn't be so angry in your life due to the traffic & you'd save money on gas.
i'm pretty impressed by how stress free her life seems in comparison to yours considering that there was an entire article written about her. - only a short comment written by you. to top it off, she is an attorney. she deserves it.
was the point of this article? To point out that it's good to be rich and young?
To make average people with average jobs regret doing something with their lives other than law, med school or investment banking?
Not to be a hater, but it's not fun to me to read about neo-yuppies living it up in a exclusive community and talking about how great it is while the rest of us sit in traffic everyday. These are the same people that lecture about how the rest of the city is living life wrong by living OTP. I can't afford to live ITP!
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