Alan Mobley 
Member since Nov 8, 2012


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Re: “First Slice 10/13/13: Ongoing federal government shutdown could soon affect state workers, Deal warns

JF, we have a very important election 3 weeks from tomorrow. How can we get all the people who turned out for the presidential election (I think other federal positions don't matter to people as much, hence the poor midterm turnout) to vote then?

Posted by Alan Mobley on 10/14/2013 at 7:46 AM

Re: “UPDATE: BZA denies neighborhood association appeal over Fuqua's Glenwood Park project

As of the 2010 census, council district 1, where this property lies, was roughly 65% black.

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Posted by Alan Mobley on 10/10/2013 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Epic 1980s promo videos of Atlanta are everything you wanted and more

I've only watched the first video. If it is from the 80s, it is just barely - probably 89. IBM Tower (now called One Atlantic Center) was finished in 87. I think they showed a MARTA train leaving the airport. That station was opened in June of 88 (painful memories of having to get the bus from Lakewood/Ft. McPherson before then). Also shows 191 Peachtree Tower being built and that was completed in 1990. No BofA Tower or SunTrust Plaza, both 1992.

Amazing since judging from the cars I would have guessed mid 80s.

Sharky's Machine - nice. Don't they show Underground in its original incarnation in that? Now that's historical gold.

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Posted by Alan Mobley on 09/20/2013 at 11:33 AM

Re: “About that 'Emory Healthcare is cutting 100 jobs partly because of Obamacare' story...

"So IBM is kicking folks off their insurance plans so they can get insurance on the health exchanges and that is somehow Obamacares' fault? "

I assumed that's how this got passed. US companies are tired of footing the bill for something their global counterparts don't have to. Plus insurance companies get more people on the books.

Posted by Alan Mobley on 09/17/2013 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Is white student disengagement a problem at Georgia State University?

It marked the first time that a traditionally white Greek-letter fraternity on campus admitted an African-American.

This should be changed to add in recent times or in current institutional memory or something of that nature.

It is definitely not true.

Posted by Alanek on 09/06/2013 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Glenwood Avenue update: Council rezones, Reed won't veto, legal challenge imminent

'Fuqua tells CL that his company plans on moving forward with the development until they're told otherwise. In addition, he thinks Council's vote isn't reflective of the city's usual position on development and that the project got caught in the middle of elected officials trying to make a statement in an election year.'

Yes. What a sad day when elected officials 'pander' to the people who elected them instead of the people who line their pockets. Note to self, do all business in non election years. Those pesky constituents ruin everything.

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Posted by Alanek on 09/04/2013 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Politifact reverses 'false' ruling about Reed's stadium deal claims

There's a clause in the GA constitution that is a vital safeguard against taxpayer dollars being given away based on favoritism or political connections? Sounds good. When does this take effect?

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Posted by Alanek on 08/26/2013 at 11:24 AM

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