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Re: “Why we blocked the Downtown Connector

@ Mark from Atlanta
"It... was... a... joke.."

It is difficult to distinguish between your lame attempts at humor and your ignorance.

Posted by Burroughston Broch on 11/20/2014 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

@ Mark from Atlanta
"Detroit and Stockton's problems have little to do with government/developer relationships."

You mistook what I wrote or you decided to try to twist it to suit your progressive/far left/socialist leanings.

I wrote, "The politicians want an affluent city, not the next Detroit or Stockton." I did not state that developers were the cause of Detroit and Stockton's problems.

One of the major problems with both Detroit and Stockton was they spent more than their income, year after year. Had they had more income from tax revenues (read higher property values) they might have had a chance of not bankrupting. Had developers made some significant progress, tax revenues might have increased.

What would you have done to fix Detroit and Stockton?

Posted by Burroughston Broch on 11/20/2014 at 9:10 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

It will not be open by December 6, nor by December 31, you cheerleaading, Kool-Aid drininking idiots.

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Posted by Brian Leery on 11/20/2014 at 8:57 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

It will not be open by December 6, or by December 31. Can you cheerleading, Kool-Aid drinking idiots actually read and digest what the FTA is saying?

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Posted by Brian Leery on 11/20/2014 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Daniel Ellsberg, the original whistleblower, on transparency, politics, and civilization's future

unfortunately, there is no future. The US aims to achieve a Disarming First Strike Capability although it leads to Launch On Warning and Suicide, probably in 3-5 years. 239 missiles in Romania, 409 in Poland and on 32 ships in the Mediterranean Sea - to defend us against Iran !!!
But the Russians aren't idiots !!!

Posted by Claus-Erik Hamle on 11/20/2014 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

Just think what it would have been like if Wayne Mason had ended up with his towers on Piedmont Park.

Posted by Ldianne on 11/20/2014 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Why we blocked the Downtown Connector

"thanks to eric... the topic became... then thanks to you... the topic became..."
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You are seeing things that are not there (Eric) and not seeing things that are there (Wes) and you think Leery "should be seeing a team of therapists"?

Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 11/20/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

Wasn't there a story on CL a year or two ago about a guy who bought a home on the belt line that he was going to rehab, and was running into all sorts of bureaucratic nonsense....

He rode a bike in a tutu or some shit, and wanted to be a rail road engineer....I wonder how it's going for him.

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Posted by The Truth on 11/20/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Why we blocked the Downtown Connector

"...and for the record, rand and mcnally were two different people."
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What happened in the past year that dried up all the humour out of your life, buddy?

It... was... a... joke.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 11/20/2014 at 6:51 PM

Re: “The World Loves B.o.B — Why Doesn’t Atlanta?

It's a simple answer: bob doesnt make ATL trap music in a post 2000 music world. When Burno Mars and Paramore are doing the heavy lifting of singing your hooks - the "hood" opinion of you will be not good.

If he kept making songs like Haters Everywhere I Go - he would be just as loved as TI, Jeezy, and the like.

Used to know his brother Jamal back in the day so it makes me an expert on this topic ;)

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Posted by The Best Mayne on 11/20/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

Grant, I'm gonna have to tell ya to blow it out your ass. There are people who lived there long before you did who would have been just fine and dandy had you not come in it their town and weirded it up.

While I applaud your initiative, and appreciate your business acumen and risk taking, your no different than any other capitalist. You saw an opportunity, you took a risk, and apparently timed it right, congrats.

That said, the same evolution you benefited from will not stop, and hopefully for you, Applebys will come and offer you 10 million for your concept, and only then we will see where your true loyalties lie....

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Posted by The Truth on 11/20/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Development wants, development gets

I think it is premature to start panicking about the effects of urban renewal (I dislike the term gentrification) around the belt line.

Beltline is fantastic, and it is wonderful to live near it, but let us not forget that the Beford-Pine, which is probably the largest section 8 housing in the Southeast, is only a few blocks away, not to mention that Peachtree-Pine is right next door to Bedford-Pine. So a neighborhood like O4W still has ways to go before I would call it "gentrified".

Secondly, there are so many underutilized or blighted lots all over the city that, with proper planing, the current rate of infill can probably be sustained for another half a century (a recent study indicated that you can put a 100 million people in Atlanta before it reaches the density of many of the world's cities).

Sure, it is regrettable when artists are forced to move out of some neighborhood, or more accurately forced to move a few blocks away, but this is what we see in great U.S. cities, and there will be sometime before we can catch up with San Francisco on that front.

Still if Mr. Hall can figure out how to support some artist colonies around the beltline that would be pretty cool (I know that his years of Boulevard initiative has been effective in visibly reducing crime around that area).

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Posted by atlantan109 on 11/20/2014 at 6:34 PM

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

You could use cafe press dot com and print up your own little design. There are some stores in town that do custom 1 off shirts too...google it up.

Posted by The Best Mayne on 11/20/2014 at 6:32 PM

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

It's clearly powered by butterflies as the rendering illustrates. Lord help us.

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Posted by Most likely to rub somebody the wrong way on 11/20/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

I know most people don't like cyclists but right now the Streetcar crosses paths with a new one way bike lane at Park Pl and Auburn Ave. There is no sign to warn cyclists to stop. Recipe for one less cyclist if not fixed. Thanks.

Posted by Most likely to rub somebody the wrong way on 11/20/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

According to the AJC,
"The newspaper reports that the Federal Transit Administration earlier this month informed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his staff that safety issues must be resolved before the streetcars can transport passengers.

The agency also expressed concerns over what it called the city’s “compressed time frames” to complete safety reviews, which could “result in insufficient reviews and compromise the overall safety of the system.”

The safety concerns include inadequate pavement marking and signage to warn drivers not to turn in front of streetcars, and the need to train employees on how to avoid electrocution when working on streetcars, officials said."

Seems the Streetcar staff tryed to cut corners to fulfill Hizzoner's boast that the Blue Elephant will be carrying paying passengers before year's end.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 11/20/2014 at 5:30 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

hey CL

i think your website is broken !

- nohyphens (no hyphen in name)

Posted by nohyphens on 11/20/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

@joeff

no hyphens in my name, pls

Posted by nohyphens on 11/20/2014 at 5:03 PM

Re: “5 things to do: 'Desolation'

Booty Shakin' Bingo

Posted by nohyphens on 11/20/2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

This is a small delay albeit annoying. It wouldn't be logical to judge the project entirely because of the delays (though they can be used to critic the implementation). The full effect of the project will become more apparent as time moves on after it's opening.

There are several small rehab projects and a few new proposals for development downtown so I am optimistic about the developmental aspect of the project. It's usage as effective public transportation is, in my opinion, entirely contingent on expansion. ABI is currently working on the Environmental assessment the first phase of expansion plans, an important step to obtaining federal funding.

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Posted by StAubin on 11/20/2014 at 4:59 PM

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