...it is also written "God helps those who help themselves". Just going home and praying won't solve all the problems - you just cannot forfeit all responsibility of a problem to the All-Mighty and expect your life to be lived for you and your wishes fulfilled. Hence why the name is "God" and not "Fairy Godmother".
Although, maybe that whole "go home and Pray!" may work, if only so far as our traffic problem...
...I had heard of BMF before, and as a matter of fact I've known of their presence for the past couple of years I've been in Atlanta. I've been told how to identify them, and how I should avoid them at all costs. I could honestly care less if "this group" committed mass suicide tomorrow. I am concerned because it reflects the rapidly expanding attitude that "ME" is the only person that matters, and everyone else are simply objects to exploit, abuse, or destroy on a whim and without prejudice.
If I sound like 80% of the commentators, then I'm pretty fair on saying that you sound like any other crackpot conspiracy theorist I've ever heard. When you make generalizations, expect them to be made about you.
Mara has already said in an earlier post reply that she would've included more information on Jacob the Jeweller and Mayor Diaz, but there's not a whole lot to go on. Her earlier installments reflect that. The "story has too many holes" because it's being written in installments, and because she's writing about what impacts Atlanta. She's writing articles, not a book. You haven't even given her the benefit of the doubt to fill in those holes - you simply jump on her existing work and criticize her for something that's obviously and admittedly incomplete.
The only reason you're so quick to label it as racism is because the major characters of the installments are African-American. Again, an example of how people in Atlanta are real damn quick about dropping the "race card".
...you make it sound as though Mara was out there with the wiretaps and binoculars herself.
I've noticed something about Atlanta - People in this city are always so quick to shout "RACISM!" at every little teeny-tiny thing. This is about drug peddling and murder. Here's a crazy idea, one that I'll just throw out there - maybe people are more outraged that folks are dead and lives are destroyed than about whether the people in this article are African-Americans.
I love it - if I wasn't taken, I'd marry you!
Poor NRB - it must be a sad sight to see someone so afraid. Hark! Someone from a different nationality! Let us all go run and hide! What a R-Tard.
I'm Polish. Does that mean that I secretly want to subjegate the U.S. into drinking potato vodka by the barrelful and making women wear babushkas on their heads to cover their hair?
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