"As elected officials we are bound by oath to uphold the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States, and the refusal to permit state resources to be utilized in the implementation of Obamacare is a necessary step to maintain our oaths, Ok, as a Georgia citizen, tax payer and voter I am of the position that these 'Good Old Boys" have no qualms about wasting tax payers money with theses bills which will (if passed) surely lead to long drawn out expense law suites. you are bound to uphold United States Supreme Court Rullings
In our race to be the best Hunger Games we can be, Kingston's (or one of his pal's) little tour bus shuttle to the north end of Cumberland Island has a'ways to go to rival the sleek bullet train ride (elite only allowed) to The Capitol from the poverty-ridden Districts portrayed in the fictional popular media. But hey, it's a great start! He's clearly working off the latest R master plan to let the kids of America shoulder the burden of a bloated government. That, or more likely he's just working from whatever stupid he pulls out of his own dumb arse.
Meanwhile, Kingston and the rest of the "do nothing congress" keep sucking off the government's teat.
Let's hope AG Olens presses criminal charges. Slapping Fulton County with consent orders, administrative hearings, and fines punishes the taxpayers, not the perpetrators. Putting the perpetrators and their enablers in jail will get their attention.
Just read this on the Saporta Report in the article "MARTA defies the odds — seeks new metro partners as it improves service," which helps explain Dallas and Houston's position a little better:
"One of the most important slides Parker showed the audience was how metro Atlanta stacks up against the cities that are our top competitors — Dallas and Houston. At this point, those cities have transit systems with about the same number of stations and miles as Atlanta. But those cities are investing about $400 million a year on capital projects compared to MARTA spending about $100 million."
While the kids who have money don't have to do a fucking thing. But hasn't it always been such in our fair nation?
How can HongKong rank so high given that it is often blanketed with China's notorious pollution, especially in the winter because of China's reliance on coal for heat and energy?
Neither will anyone else, since there reasoning is entirely opaque.
The writer of this article should be ashamed of herself. It's bad enough that the tone of the email was "victim blaming" but to write lies is reprehensible. Stalking is a serious matter and this blogger should have known better and so should her managing editor.
Extremely disappointed in CL.
Not really understanding how Dallas, Houston, and Miami outrank Atlanta, or how LA outranked Portland, but okay.
Doria, based on the findings from the officers report (that it does not match this story above), I would look into taking this person who wrote it to court for slander/libel. There is no factual basis that she wrote this on, it appears. Seems like a bit of a hack job. She probably should have minded her own business or perhaps thought for a minute what it would feel like if your situation where, God forbid, true.
Hey, y'all didn't cover the latest Cobb Braves-related tax story.
Cobb Schools, famous for laying off teachers, are rightly miffed at the Cobb Developers' Authority trying to throw away $8mm of tax to keep their buddies happy at a development near the new Braves dump around Cumberland. So much for the vaunted economic impact of the Braves for the average Cobber, if any benefit is thrown straight back to the money-boy developers. Don't need no stinkin' teachers, anyway.
The solid waste team have been the unsung heroes of the city in recent years. They do a great job keeping to their pick-up schedule and they're friendly and courteous. Mr White was presumably part of the reason for the team being as good as they are. Belated thanks and condolences to those who have lost a worthy friend.
"It's not the stadium, it's that a black man is making it happen."
Well after the next elections, we won't be concerned about that......
I'm amazed that Keating didn't bother to talk to the musician for this story. Instead, she made up new "facts" that aren't in the report and wrote a gossipy, blind item that not only discounts the victim here but also deliberately tries to make her look bad (which is libel, by the way). Even Keating's editor says that Keating didn't "have the report she saw right."
I hope the officer who wrote the report gets on Keating's editor to set the story straight. I hope that Creative Loafing Atlanta prints a correction (it's probably too much to hope that they do away with the entire poorly-written Blotter). And, Doria, I hope that this situation gets better for you -- I'm so sorry you're now dealing with harassment from a crappy reporter as well as a mentally unstable fan.
Rest in peace Mr white,you were such a great role model
"The simple explanation is that cameras work. They are force multipliers that allow the police to be everywhere watching the crooks. They prevent crime and collect evidence when crimes do occur."
Ditto...cosign...you said it, Bub...
Wait...what? Who said that? That guy? Aw, Man...I still agree.
My wife thinks this is a sure sign Skynet is imminent. I didn't marry her for her analytic skills.
Please share the link or quote from a Tea Party group which details opposition to bonds for sidewalks.
Too many ill informed opinions in this string to address individually.
A. Camera networks serve many purposes:
1. Situational awareness for real time instantaneous response (e.g. shooting incident, perp runs down street in red jacket - info passed down to responding unit.)
2. Investigative support. identifying and providing evidence to get the bad guys (think Boston bombers)
3. Deterrant. I wont steal that car because it will be on camera. Has been in place in retail stores for a while - its no different. It works.
In the hands of trained people and integrated into processes and systems - they work. various examples around the world.
B. Funding for this sort of initiative is initiative specific and usually possible because of the disruptive, step-change nature of the program. It would not be obtained to add another x% of officers.
C. The Police Officers generally are good, hard working, honest and trained. They are generally recruited, from, and to reflect, the city population. Stop casting baseless assertions about their character and ask yourself how perfect you are 24 hrs a day. The job is hard.
D. Through the 2000 officer recruiting drive, the hiring guidelines and benchmarks have remained the same as always. Thi has been investigated through open records requests already.
He is a politician. He isn't a spineless politician but he is a politician. He has a platform that he stands on. And fighting the gun lobby is not one of the initiatives of that platform.
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