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Re: “First Slice 12/30/14: Deal lawyer calls indictment rumors 'absurd'

Very interesting news today, especially for a day smack dab in the middle of the holiday season.

Re: “Downtown church fencing off alleyway where homeless men, women sleep

{{"Maybe other counties should stop dropping its homeless off downtown."}}

Maybe other cities and states should also stop dropping their homeless off in Downtown Atlanta. Most notably, New York City which for many years (about 20 years or so) has illegally exiled and exported much of its homeless population to Atlanta as a means of cleaning up and clearing the way to gentrify its own city for middle-class professionals.

The number-one source of Atlanta's massive homeless problem is New York (Detroit isn't a big help either).

The reason why Atlanta can never seem to make a dent in its massive homeless problem is because the City of New York literally sends homeless people to Atlanta by the bus load (the Greyhound bus load).

Because of the large black population in Atlanta (metro Atlanta now has the largest black population of any metro area outside of New York) and Atlanta's status as a mecca of sorts for African-Americans and because of the large low-income and no-income black populations in cities like New York and Detroit, Atlanta is literally a 'mecca' for homeless people from places like New York and Detroit.

It is because of the close socioeconomic and cultural connections with cities like Detroit and (especially) New York, that New York's and Detroit's serious socioeconomic problems almost always become Atlanta's serious socioeconomic problems.

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Re: “Deal: More mass transit 'would not have caused us to have fewer single occupants in vehicles' during snow chaos

get a clue on 02/04/2014 at 11:54 AM-

{{"How can someone be this clueless?."}}

Governor Deal can be this clueless because he's running in what has suddenly become a tough Republican primary in a very-conservative state where the concept of transit is hated with a passion and continues to be hated with a passion throughout large swaths of the Metro Atlanta suburbs and exurbs outside of the I-285 Perimeter despite what happened last week.

Going into the meat of a tough Republican primary and saying that the state of Georgia needs more transit in front of outer-suburban, exurban and rural constituencies that have a seething hate for anything even remotely urban-related isn't going to win any Georgia politician too many friends in the highly transit-averse areas outside of I-285, but endorsing transit most-certainly win a lot of enemies, particularly on the far-right side of the political spectrum where most local and statewide elections are overwhelmingly decided these days.

Last week did not change a thing outside of I-285 where the concept of transit remains more hated than ever.

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Re: “First Slice 2/3/14: Cobb County talking about transit to Atlanta is just so cute

-Darin on 02/03/2014 at 10:15 AM

Those some excellent points about Cobb County's automobile-oriented development being spurred by government-funded transportation projects in the form of Interstate highways like I-75 and I-575 (which also spurred suburban development in Cherokee County).

But one thing that should be noted is that the Interstate highways that spurred development in formerly outlying rural counties like Cobb and Cherokee were largely-funded and facilitated by the federal government with federal taxpayer dollars.

If it had been up to county governments like Cobb and Cherokee or state governments like Georgia to fund the construction of superhighways like I-75 and I-575, they likely would have never been built because the locals and/or the state most likely would not have wanted to pay for them.

...Just like the state and the locals throughout much of the Southeast (with the notable exception of Texas) did not want to fund the construction of manmade water-supply lakes like Allatoona and Lanier, which would not have been built if the Feds would not have planned, funded and constructed them.

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Re: “Karen Handel dives into 2014 U.S. Senate race

oydave on 05/17/2013 at 11:23 PM-

{{"Left-wingnut...."}}

...Come on Dave, you know better than that.

You know that Far-Right CONSERVATIVES are Wingnuts and Far-Left LIBERALS are MOONBATS.

Don't get it twisted.

Re: “Jimmy Carter: 'We must do everything we can to discourage marijuana use'

{{"Jimmy Carter: 'We must do everything we can to discourage marijuana use'"}}

You mean like how we have so effectively "discouraged" marijuana use over the past 40 years of the War on Weedsmokers?

Good luck with that one, Jimmy...

Comeback and tell us how well that one works out for you with states legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana left and right after 40+ years of overzealous enforcement of anti-weed laws have only served to make the drug problem worse by turning marijuana into a gateway drug for deadly drugs like wet, crack, ice, meth and so on.

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Re: “Summer Road Trip: Digging for gold records in Dahlonega

Dahlonega is a great little town!

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