Ezra 
Member since Jul 20, 2010

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Re: “2014 Answers Issue

TeeJay,

You're right. It is a lot like something you'd see in the Onion.

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Posted by Ezra on 06/12/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “2014 Answers Issue

@What The Fuck?, thanks for reading and commenting.

All of the people responsible for the massacres mentioned did commit suicide. That's why I chose those examples. They killed themselves with guns that were incredibly accessible, easy to acquire and, obviously, used to carry out heinous acts. But we can't refute the fact that it was four bullets fired from nearby guns that ended those massacres. A "good guy with a gun" is never mentioned as the one who saved the day. Those rarely, almost never, actually exist. What does exist is a culture and a lot of backwards legislation that foster a completely ridiculous attitude towards guns.

"What could possibly go wrong?" I know it might be subtle, but when someone lists off a series of tragedies that involves the deaths of scores of children, that question has been pretty thoroughly answered, don't you think?

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Posted by Ezra on 06/12/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “First Slice 4/3/14: Iraq veteran kills 3 and himself at Fort Hood

Jaydoz, the mention of PTSD was based on several initial news reports that identified Specialist Ivan Lopez being at Fort Hood for PTSD evaluation and treatment. That is why I included it in the news recap. The detail was not meant to imply a correlation between a diagnosis of PTSD and violent behavior.

The post has been altered to reflect that Lopez had not yet been officially diagnosed with PTSD.

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Posted by Ezra on 04/03/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “First Slice 3/7/14: King family ready to duke it out with Deal, among themselves, anyone lookin' for trouble

Question Man, the investigation and proceedings are ongoing. Various coaches and staff members were aware and some were actively involved in the fraud. Criminal and civil charges are forthcoming as well as personnel decisions. Here is the full report:
http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/cms/lib…

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Posted by Ezra on 03/07/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “First Slice 3/6/14: Atlanta traffic is bad, but not the worst

I think you have something there, Question Man. Maybe the extra time that Leon kept commuters in their cars will drive Atlanta into the top 20 next year and then they'll really have something to crow about.

Posted by Ezra on 03/06/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “First Slice 1/16/14: Delta bombards Paulding County over airport commercialization plans

MPL: It seems like you're ignoring the extremely idiotic premise of my sentence. Does it make any rational sense that the Druid Hills Baptist Church is involved in a conspiratorial plot that is specifically targeting my personal parking options while I'm in the Poncey-Highlands area visiting a restaurant that I enjoy? No. I'm all for that massive stretch of asphalt being transformed.

Ira: I'm not an opponent of mixed-use developments. I actually really like the idea of them. I think the phrase, especially in the context of current and proposed Atlanta developments, has become a predictable and empty descriptor that often disingenuously portrays the radical transformations that mixed-use developments create. Also, many of the mixed-use developments that we've seen in this city have been half-baked eyesores that don't attract residents or patrons for a variety of reasons—everything from issues relating to affordability to haphazard construction.

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Posted by Ezra on 01/16/2014 at 3:48 PM
 

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