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Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"...we are talking about the Peachtree/Pine shelter, not homelessness itself. And so I ask, for the third time, what do you suggest be done?"
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I am not sure what your agenda is, but the original article above definitely links the two. Since Atlanta does not have a viable alternative for the 1,000 men, women and children the Taskforce provides shelter you cannot separate the issues of the Peachtree Pine homeless shelter and homelessness in Atlanta. So "for the third time" see my suggestions on 09/12/2014 at 10:26 PM.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

@MarkFromAtlanta

I guess this is your way of saying you don't have a solution, then? Because we are talking about the Peachtree/Pine shelter, not homelessness itself.

And so I ask, for the third time, what do you suggest be done?

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Posted by MrMateo on 09/14/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"And yes, I donate to the people down there regularly, but not to the shelter itself."
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Let me guess - a dollar or two here and there so they can buy rot gut or a crack rock? Or maybe you are referring the taxes you pay for the Fulton County jail? Not sure either of those help more than a shelter.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"So your solution to solving the issue is to give Anita Betty et al. more money? Basically putting money in her... pocket"
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Do you have proof of that allegation or do you feel anonymity grants you the right to make libelous statements?

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

@Mark
"1. Short-term: Donate to Task Force for the Homeless (I have)"

So your solution to solving the issue is to give Anita Betty et al. more money? Basically putting money in her and her attorney's pockets since its not like she is paying many of her bills, loans or improving conditions for the homeless. Yet you remain convinced that following the same mistaken path will yield different results? As per norm it seems your heart is in the right place but your logic is less than sound.
You might as well go outside and burn your money....at least it won't lead to the spread of tuberculosis, hurt the neighborhood and the very people it is supposed to help.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 09/14/2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"You seem to have some strong opinions how Peachtree Pines should be run. Just out of curiosity - how much money or volunteer hours have you provided Peachtree Pines?."

@Mark, lol, expecting them to provide basic social services is a strong opinion? And yes, I donate to the people down there regularly, but not to the shelter itself.

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Posted by Jvoice on 09/14/2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"I am asking you what your solution is for the PP situation."


"...just a reading comprehension problem"

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 4:04 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

@MarkFromAtlanta

No, Mark. I am asking you what your solution is for the PP situation. Taxing the wealthy and trying to change the world economy to socialism isn't going to help PP one bit.

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Posted by MrMateo on 09/14/2014 at 12:21 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"No just calling you out for being a bullshitter, you write a ton of bullshit, then write something that totally contradicts what you wrote in the past about yourself..."
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What you are writing is just a lot of hooey without concrete examples.

Be specific (if you can).

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/13/2014 at 11:31 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"And you call the homeless filthy?."

No just calling you out for being a bullshitter, you write a ton of bullshit, then write something that totally contradicts what you wrote in the past about yourself...

in other words "you are a bullshitter"

bullshitter:

1.- "someone who lies so fucking much its unbelieveable "

2. -"Someone who lives and breathes bullshit.
Even the carbon dioxide that they exhale has bullshit.

They have the tendancy to lie about the smallest things to make themselves seem better. "

3. - "An inveterate liar. A person whose life is so empty they have to invent grandiose yarns and daring exploits to make people think they are anything other than sad pathetic losers."

from Urban Dictionary

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Posted by markisfullofshit on 09/13/2014 at 8:37 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

The United Way has done nothing an db it's director stated publically they have no money for the Homeless. Don't be fooled. This is not about a lack of money it's about a lack of humanity.

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Posted by Elisabeth Omilami on 09/12/2014 at 11:42 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"What do YOU suggest?"
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1. Short-term: Donate to Task Force for the Homeless (I have).

2. Long-term: Support candidates who would tax the upper 2% so that the funds could be used to build and maintain affordable housing (I have).

3. Even longer term: Restructure the world political economy away from competition toward cooperation (I have... a dream).

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/12/2014 at 10:26 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

@Mark

So, do you have a point? Or just a reading comprehension problem?

And you haven't answered my question: What do YOU suggest?

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Posted by MrMateo on 09/12/2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"Mark is full of shit as always..."
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And you call the homeless filthy?

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/12/2014 at 6:01 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

Mark is full of shit as always...

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Posted by MARKISFULLOFSHIT on 09/12/2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

"what are you talking about? I was not saying United Way should get the funds to build something new."

Nine hours earlier:

"...if the United Way is serious about handling the displacement for a year, with the proper funding, PP could be razed and a NEW [emphasis mine], state of the art facility constructed in its place."

LOL.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/12/2014 at 3:05 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

How's this for a plan: Bus them out of town to the cities they came from. I don't see why Atlanta has to be the mecca for the homeless of the southeast.
Concentrating every homeless shelter and recover center downtown shows a total lack of respect for the residents of downtown. Hey! Dunwoody! Perimeter! Buckhead! Its your turn to get dumped on.

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Posted by Downtown Taxpayer on 09/12/2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

@dlwo4w

You mean it isn't obvious?

Two words: Anita Beaty.

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Posted by MrMateo on 09/12/2014 at 12:04 PM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

Let's be totally honest. The PP Shelter has one of the worst reputations in the city for drug and criminal activities that occur there. Neighborhood businesses have been broken into, cars vandalized, the Publix on Piedmont hires extra security to alleviate theft, etc. The area around the shelter looks like a third world country with trash and discarded food left everywhere. If other shelters require their residents to not liter, behave in a civilized fashion and adhere to the rules why has PP not?

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Posted by dlwo4w on 09/12/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

@Mark

Uh...what are you talking about? I was not saying United Way should get the funds to build something new. In case you haven't noticed, the building is PRIVATELY OWNED. If THE OWNERS had the money, THEY could get something new placed there.

And just what do YOU suggest be done? Keep the status quo, which is nothing? How well is that working out?

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Posted by MrMateo on 09/12/2014 at 10:08 AM

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