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Re: “MARTA bus and rail service to increase, everyone rejoice

Increased service inside the Perimeter makes a lot of sense.
Expansion outside the Perimeter is....well.....STEW PUD.
Its a dang shame nobody at MARTA knows how to engineer a transportation system that has the bus lines coordinated with the train stations..........

Why on earth does Route 110 go all the way up/down Peachtree when the Rail Service does exactly the same thing??
I put the same question to the genius's over at CCT and the Express Bus Services.......Dang People, how dum can ya get?
And the #1 Bus to Downtown? The bus goes every freakin place BUT downtown???

Posted by nmwander on 11/20/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “MARTA prepares for Clayton expansion … and beyond?

All Urban Transportation systems have one main objective:
To Obtain Bigger Federal Subsidies.
The idea that MARTA is actually attempting to provide a useful public service is Laughable.
The only reason for expanding MARTA outside the beltway, is to create another poorly planned fiasco...which follows appropriate Federal Transportation Authority guidelines, resulting in Increased Federal Subsidies............

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Posted by nmwander on 11/20/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “'Ivory Tower' explores higher education crisis on CNN

funny thing is, with the way Corporate America is, its not worth going even its free.

Posted by Steve Skiles on 11/20/2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

What up yall! I agree with the sentiments in the general sense but achieve optimum results we have to be a part of the solution. To that end, I am going to form a working group to figure a new strategy beyond the same ole "developers push out the creatives" paradigm that we see all over the world. I do believe that we can do it differently than we have been...unique, built with creatives as well as others in our workforce in mind, affordable and desirable, welcoming to all, transit oriented are thoughts that come to mind...Who wants to join me in a brainstorming session?

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Posted by Kwanza Hall on 11/20/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Creative Loafing honored with 2 spots on Atlanta Press Club's Top 10 stories list

That Stankonia article was excellent. I need to check out the Waffle House article.

Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 11/20/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

Jeremy A,
thanks for your perspective.
In 2010,
I was a "for tips" bartender
and local anti-artist
who fearfully opened a bar
in a space on Edgewood
that had been underutilized,
which was For Rent.
It was a stretch for me,
I risked my life,
every penny I didn't have
in order to manifest an authentic life
for me and my family.
My goal was not to gentrify Edgewood,
my goal was to pay my fucking rent
and not end up in a grocery cart
on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
There was no trolley,
there was no parking,
there were no taxis
on Edgewood in 2010.
It would be awesome
if property owners
all had in their mission statement
to keep the local creative flavor
when choosing tenants,
or in choosing who to sell to,
but impossible/ridiculous to police.
Business & Neighborhood Associations
can/do provide encouragement,
a multitude of resources,
and contacts to guide
positive change in Atlanta.

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Posted by Grant Henry aka Sister Louisa on 11/20/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Bye bye, bad development along the Beltline?

@Brian Leery: I'm again reminded how tremendously, and instantly, I lose every last shred of respect I might have had for a person when that person closes an argument with the meaningless phrase, "Get a life."

I'm tempted to use it on you -- but it would still be a meaningless, worthless phrase. You definitely have a life. It's just not one that I have any respect for.

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Posted by JoeInAtlanta on 11/20/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

i feel like that speaker could fall on the drummer ! that happened once to my friend donny

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Posted by nohyphens on 11/20/2014 at 7:48 AM

Re: “R.I.P., Herman J. Russell, influential construction and development mogul


Again, Herman Russell was a wealthy man long before he got on the government teat. He bought his first piece of property at the ripe old age of 14. He saved like hell and grew his business.

He was instrumental as one of the key moneymen of the Civil Rights Movement. In fact, Dr. King limited Russell's role because his ability to bond protesters out of jail.

All of this was well before Maynard Jackson came to power in the early 70s and pointed Atlanta down its current path.

Is it ridiculous that HJ Russell & Co. gets a piece of every major construction project that comes through this town? Yes it is. But don't paint everything Mr. Russell did with so broad a brush.

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Posted by Brecko77 on 11/20/2014 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Who made money during the 1929 stock market crash?

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Posted by nidhi on 11/20/2014 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Why we blocked the Downtown Connector

mark, what are you talking about? trying to regulate normal icons? i can't even tell if you're kidding.

let me slow it down for you: thanks to eric "leery negro" fifer's comments above, the topic became fifer's blackface negro routine, then thanks to your comments, the topic became the people who apologize for it.

try to keep up.

and for the record, rand and mcnally were two different people.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 11/20/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Stop parking in bike lanes, Atlanta

Here's how the APD enforces the bike lane.…

Posted by Most likely to rub somebody the wrong way on 11/20/2014 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Andre 3000 to exhibit iconic jumpsuits at Art Basel 2014

I will definitely watch this. It’s looking nice to me.

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Posted by briancaleb12 on 11/20/2014 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Bye bye, bad development along the Beltline?

I say open up a star ship, blue rat smoke shop, insurrection, and pink pony. Boom!

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Posted by The Best Mayne on 11/19/2014 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Andre 3000 to exhibit iconic jumpsuits at Art Basel 2014

I like 3000 and all but those jumps suits aren't "iconic."

Most of them are like if I put "How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it" on a tshirt.

Tho I do love the fruit snack addict one. I too am an addict of fruit snacks. Kroger brand - Star Wars are off the chain mayne.

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Posted by The Best Mayne on 11/19/2014 at 10:37 PM

Re: “WRAS student DJs mull legal options following tense meeting with GPB president

Mr. Radio,

WRAS is indeed a university asset. One funded by student activity fees and with an expensive new transmitter approved by the student fee committee. All while Dr. Becker was in secret negotiations with GPB. He SHOULD have looped alumni and the public in to avoid bad PR; he HAD to loop students in to avoid constructive fraud.

Your dislike of hipsters is blinding your critical thinking. This entire process has been corrupt and unaccountable. Georgia State itself rejected GPB under President Carl Patton as did Georgia Tech--whose college station is even more experimental than WRAS. PBA Chair Dr. Louis Sullivan, a former cabinet officer and far from a hipster, saw GPB's actions for what they were: bad public policy and a waste of taxpayer resources.

Whether you like college radio or not, WRAS was an industry leader of high influence with numerous alumni in successful media careers beyond just Channel 2. Meanwhile, GPB is a scandal-plagued, unethical organization that's been losing pledges and public support for years. GPB's annual state audit has been delayed over a month now but they can't hide their financial status forever. This "win-win" partnership is not sustainable as it stands. And if it fails Mark Becker and Teya Ryan may well have to go with it. Their "leadership" so far has only made things worse.

Again, these are public institutions not private corporations. Students, taxpayers and the public do get a say.

Posted by SobSax on 11/19/2014 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Bye bye, bad development along the Beltline?

InAtl: Would you settle for progressive Democrats? Aren't those also lacking in Georgia?

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Posted by Question Man on 11/19/2014 at 9:06 PM
Posted by Question Man on 11/19/2014 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Bye bye, bad development along the Beltline?

Only tangentially related, but check out what this newly elected Connecticut State Legislator with Hispanic and African American roots said about development.

"Bumgardner espouses a “paradigm shift” in urban development, using a transit oriented approach to establish cultural and lifestyle changes to “reclaim the cities.”"

But what makes me really jealous is that he's a Republican! Why can't we have progressive Republican's in the Georgia?…

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Posted by InAtl on 11/19/2014 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Bye bye, bad development along the Beltline?

Surely the intentions here are laudable? Commenters are not clamoring for crappy development along the Beltline, right? Whether there are adequate teeth remains to be seen - I get that.

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Posted by cityzen on 11/19/2014 at 7:54 PM

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