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Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

"Mark, have you ever been to Columbia or Mexico? Yea, the locals want to kills Americans and throw them trunk...way to show good old fashion progressive ignorance....."
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Been to Mexico? Heck I once lived right on the Rio Grande in Juarez. I love the Mexican people, but even the locals will tell you to be careful which "cabs" to get into! But I guess you know better since you spent a weekend at some resort in Acapulco or wherever. Jeez, I really wish you Rightists would get a little real world experience before you come up with these pie in the sky schemes.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

Never liked the term Creative Class, especially when it's narrowly defined to refer to people working in music, arts, and film.

Posted by mk777 on 09/14/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

"Yeeis, dems sur do makeses a profit, cause dey dum say so n all that innovation n shit."
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Racist hides behind hood... er anonymity.

How original.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

Mark, have you ever been to Columbia or Mexico? Yea, the locals want to kills Americans and throw them trunk....way to show good old fashion progressive ignorance....

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Posted by The Truth on 09/14/2014 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

Yeeis, dems sur do makeses a profit, cause dey dum say so n all that innovation n shit.

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Posted by Cheery Negro on 09/14/2014 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Hawks GM Danny Ferry to take an indefinite leave of absence

Breaking news "at the heart of this dispute is an unfortunate disagreement amongst owners."

Imagine that.

Posted by Dave (361969) on 09/14/2014 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

"The start-up does make a profit. It uses profit to sustain itself. The mission and goal of the start-up, it's service or product, is oriented toward solving civic and social problems. "

And really most people of average competence don't need to have this explained, but jvoice is a special kind of dumbfuck. I think he may actually go out of his way to avoid understanding things. And it pays off.

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Posted by leery negro on 09/14/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

Ahhh, yes, burgers breed controversy. We had a feeling there would be grumbling, and we did our best to document our approach, include a broad range of contenders, and rate joints on an apples to apples basis given their menus. We decided to skip chains and focus on local independents. Yes, the Vortex is borderline, as they have two locations. We kept them in given their long history and reputation. Frankly, I don't think any of the other chains mentioned above would have come close to the crown here in any case.

To address a few of the rational questions posed in the comments:

Wesley and others who asked similar questions... we did attempt to keep a level playing field, ordering the most basic burger on the menu everywhere (except Anne's, we couldn't go to Anne's and not get the ghetto burger, which is pretty much universally recognized as the thing to order there). The only places that this really posed an issue at were Muss & Turner's (with their poblano pepper) and General Muir (with their pastrami). But at both of those places, those are the most basic burgers on the menu. It's a fair critique that we could have gone to the General Muir at lunch and gotten their lunch burger without pastrami. It would still be up there at the top. (and personally, I actually docked Muss & Turner and the General Muir a bit for their toppings! The poblano pepper can overpower the meat and cheese at M&T, and the pastrami can do the same at GM). In any case, it was definitely NOT the toppings at General Muir that catapulted them to their narrow victory (H&F beat them out in that category, with nothing superfluous).

As for the many folks who mentioned Illegal's Hank burger. 100% agreed - it is an awesome burger. But as of this time, it's not a burger you can get in Atlanta, so we took it out.

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Posted by Brad Kaplan on 09/14/2014 at 4:07 PM

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: “HeXxt Halloween Spooktacular

It rocked.

Posted by Ben Griffis on 09/14/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Ethnic.city: Nations Cafe

Lynn, It is now renovated & open!

Posted by Sucheta Rawal on 09/14/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

"Yes, you can get a better value buying stolen merchandise as well. That doesn't make it right. My point was that it's easy to provide a better value if you have no compunction about breaking the law."

Well if that's what you want to focus on, TaxiDriver, but you kind of miss the main complaint here: that the taxi industry in Atlanta is unreliable and not exactly pure in the execution of its business either. If they even show up, they frequently overcharge you or have no idea where they are going. It's unacceptable. AGAIN, the cab industry in Atlanta could do well to help its cause by giving just a little bit of a sh*t.

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Posted by bloodgimp on 09/14/2014 at 12:50 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: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

Sorry, I have better things to do between 8 and 10 pm than wait for a burger.

Also, can someone explain why there wasn't even an attempt to have all of the burgers with the same toppings? Who orders a plain burger from the Vortex?

Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 09/14/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

The start-up does make a profit. It uses profit to sustain itself. The mission and goal of the start-up, it's service or product, is oriented toward solving civic and social problems.

Yura - I think the warehouse idea is similar to the ICI. Give it a shot though.

Posted by OrcaMegaFortressofDarkness on 09/14/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Recreational marijuana in Georgia? Don’t hold your breath.

Make it legal to be able to grow it but still illegal to possess. So basically if you wanna grow your on for personal at home use. But if your caught riding around with it your ass is going to jail

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Posted by Chad Fountain on 09/14/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Religious right nails it to 'Black Jesus'

Boondocks was brilliant. BJ is tepid. McGruder's entitled to let this little side project run it's course, though. He'll put something of more substance together down the road.

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Posted by leery negro on 09/14/2014 at 9:58 AM

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

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