Yes it is true that 72 shelters around the country have managed to pull off the magical 'nokill' equation.
But the poison worm at the heart of this apple is the insistence that if Greenwich Connecticut can become 'no-kill' there is no reason why Detroit or East St. Louis or South Phlly could not.
Alas, this controversy includes much emotional rhetoric and drama but little or no logic
And as anyone who attempts to inject logic or reason into the mix is summarily labeled a 'willing murderer of innocent shelter furbabies', one sees little hope for any sanity anytime soon.
Thanks. I guess there are some caul fat haters on this board. I like the Buford Highway Farmers Market - I will give a shot. The Gorgeous One just can't eat too much - I have to keep it twisted steel and sex appeal.
Day late and a dollar short on this story CL, this is not new news. Also, the space isn't going to be that big, and what it leads to looks nothing like these renderings.
@J to the G -- I agree with Jesse Phillips. I'm over in the West End and many residents are exactly as he describes--not all, but many. And I don't think he said ever single person. How familiar are you with Atlanta's blighted neighborhoods? Meaning, how much time--beyond reading stuff on the internet--do you spend in them? I live in one, and his description seems apt to me. I'm also not a conservative/right-wing/tea party white guy.
i know it's supposed to be looking in that direction, it's just that the buildings look so different it threw me a little bit. i get the general gist of what it's supposed to look like in the end, but i'm having a tough time seeing how they're going to do it. the parking deck, for example, actually goes under the library building, and at one point is two stories deep. i'd just like to see the plans of exactly what they're going to do.
not only is this a well written article, it makes me want to go out and buy pork, something I have never ever in my life cooked.
If fast food workers get paid $15 an hour, a lot of current fast food workers are going to get canned because there are plenty of college grads working for minimum wage who would love to make $15 an hour.
The fact of the matter is that fast food jobs were designed for high schoolers, and that's why they get paid what they get paid. If pay rates increase, a lot of people are going to get replaced with smarter and more "qualified" workers.
I know just about everyone at the West End Taco Bell and McDonald's will get fired. Never get service worth a damn, and there are plenty of college kids (and others with more than a middle school education) who would love to make $15/hr.
If anything, minimum wage needs to be raised across the board.
Breakfast with Santa, something great for the kids.
@Jesse Phillips: whether you're for real or you're just a concern troll, you just regurgitated every conservative/right-wing/tea party talking point about scary dark-skinned people who live in the city. I find it hard to believe you're for real.
English Avenue does have very serious, deep-rooted problems (as do many other blighted areas of the city, as do similar areas in cities across the country), but describing every single person who lives there as uniformly having such negative qualities (do you include yourself?) is disingenuous, at best.
You sound like a troll.
kiteless, did you bother reading the linked article?
To answer your questions, the view is looking southeast from (roughly) the intersection of Hurt Plaza and Peachtree Center Ave.; yes, all of those buildings exist, the left-hand-side is the Arts & Humanities Building with "a tier of new laboratories for the arts", the University Library straight(ish) ahead, and the General Classroom Building (or whatever it's called now) on the right. Quite obviously the plan calls for removing most of the parking deck that the current plaza is located on top of - you can see in the distance where steps lead up to the plaza in front of GCB.
All of it is a part of the GSU campus master plan - which I'm trying to find a copy of. I'm thinking it hasn't been 100% finalized yet; no doubt when it is there will be a big roll-out.
"named by the daughter of one of the zoo's longtime patrons"
"The daughter of a longtime zoo supporter got to name the gorilla as a gift for her birthday."
that's bananas. at what level of contribution does one get to start naming baby gorillas instead of the usual tote bag?
I live in English Avenue, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Atlanta. I think an important consideration that is missing from this article is that the culture of my neighborhood is not oriented toward financial advancement. Few people are interested in school or even finding a job. When we do get jobs, many of us show up late. Our culture is more about being with people, sharing, and chilling out, than about looking for work, working to provide our needs, getting anywhere on time, or keeping our promises. We feel entitled to handouts from the government & from middle class neighbors. So, I'm not sure how much of that can be blamed on government. Still, we need help somehow.
This is probably a good choice for GSU -- but I hate to see that building go: It's an emblem of how car infrastructure can sometimes be transformed to other uses, and it's an icon of the university (the yearbook is even named "The Rampway" in honor of Kell Hall).
It was an awful building to study in, but a great one to remember.
it's very difficult for me to picture how this is going to work out— the rendering looks great, but where's it looking at? none of the buildings in the photo exist, or at least in the state that they are pictured. also, the current student plaza between the library, sparks hall, and langdale hall (formerly the GCB) is elevated two stories above the peachtree center avenue level, and a parking deck is beneath it. will the plaza essentially be lowered two stories, eliminating the deck that currently occupies the space? and what will happen to the buildings that all have main entrances on the elevated plaza?
i mean, renderings are great and all, i just don't see how this is actually going to happen. anyone that's familiar with the campus knows that this is going to be a lot more than just tearing down kell hall and building a park.
if anyone's got more details, i'd love to see them, because this fascinates me.
Here is an interesting tidbit. In the NE there is, compared to the south, a shortage of adoptable specific-breed dogs. They come to the south to get them from rescues, or have them transported north. Spay/Neuter, a different culture of seeing animals as living things deserving of dignity, vets assisting in program, adopting a breed vs buying from a breeder, etc. - generally a more holistic approach has made a big difference in the NE. Not saying the problems have been solved, but the mindset of the population combined with new shelter/rescue approaches have gone a long way.
Don't believe me? Just in the township of Huntington, Long Island, our township of 200,000 people had invested with public/private funds in a 250K mobile vet clinic. Same month the clinic arrived 9/11 occurred. That mobile clinic went straight to the the crash site to provide free services to the rescue dogs.
The rescue where we adopted our dog routinely went (at least up to 2011) to Fulton animals services to bring dogs up to the city for adoption. When you adopted from them they would give a voucher for a free or almost free (depending on your financial circumstance) for spay/neuter from a mobile vet clinic in the city. Our Dixie was a Louisiana rescue adopted in NYC.
I hope that the good work of Lifeline can be supplemented with mobile clinics that can drive to the source, open up shop, and people can walk straight up and get spay/neuter.
Did you visit the FCAS facility while reporting this story?
You are correct, Broch. I should have "qualified" my statement by writing that Carter was deemed by the Navy as qualified to be captain of a submarine. But hopefully you get my point - compared to Reagan, Bush and Palin he is an intellectual giant.
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Broch, the above post is so full of inherent contradictory "logic" I really don't know where to begin.
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
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