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Re: “Atlanta food events Dec. 15-21

Delicious vegan food is one reason why the number of vegans has doubled in less than 3 years. Here's a video to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE

Join the revolution! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/s…

Posted by Jim Corcoran on 12/16/2014 at 10:17 PM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

"The target was carefully chosen but it's all the civilized world that is the real target."

From us or from them?

In the last 5,10,20,50, 100 years who has invaded more nations, meddled in their self-determination and killed more civilians?
'Christian nations' and Christians against 'Muslim nations' and Muslims OR Muslims against Christians?
Easier question, who was the initial aggressor a majority of the time?

Unfortunately violence begets violence, but hopefully compassion and cooler heads will prevail.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/16/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

"Positive change in black culture must come from inside the black community, not from outside. Who better than George Chidi and others like him to champion such a change? He is well known in the area, he is well spoken and well written, and he is a City Councilor in Pine Lake."

Nah Broch, the lily white faction obviously knows what's better for everyone else, otherwise how else can you explain their condemnation of even getting a dialogue going? Surely people calling themselves"leery negro" and those supporting his views are fine defender of blacks. I mean look how wonderful things have worked out recently by not confronting issues facing us.
The sanctimonious can give themselves pats on the back and smile knowing they've kept the status quo firmly intact.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/16/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Police tie four metro Atlanta murders to Aeman Lovel Presley

"I hope that the search of the backpack was legal. Not sure what rights the police have to your personal property once you are arrested."

Dude...dude...you're totally fucking kidding...right?

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Posted by oydave on 12/16/2014 at 9:47 PM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

Vox - you're devoid of cranial activity. The target was carefully chosen but it's all the civilized world that is the real target. Are you saying that the Pakistan military should not go after the Islamic Supremacists? Or that worldwide religious zealotry is no more worrisome than street crime? Gun violence? Really?

"In revenge for the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize..." "Not to excuse it at all, but do you come up with this stuff by yourself?

That was their statement.

BTW...WWIII was the Cold War. We won.

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Posted by oydave on 12/16/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “MLK Jr. Drive, get ready for your facelift

The roundabouts will slow down car chases.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/16/2014 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

@ NadVertising
"Not to pile on, but

"you are responsible for not actively opposing black culture's tendency to accept and even glorify criminal behavior"

...is perhaps the most pathetic, flailing, logical-fallacy-riddled assertion I've ever seen in the CL comment section. And that's saying something.."

Your post hits a new low, even by your pathetic standards.

Positive change in black culture must come from inside the black community, not from outside. Who better than George Chidi and others like him to champion such a change? He is well known in the area, he is well spoken and well written, and he is a City Councilor in Pine Lake.

As predicted, the outrage over the murder of the Auburn football player last Sunday was minimal and all but absent from the news this morning. Black on black crime doesn't sell, and black lives taken by other blacks don't matter to the media and popular culture.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/16/2014 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Big difference between "Under Contract" and closed. WRS has nothing nearly this big on its website. Since the money will go toward the bond payments, will the bond vote happen before this closes?

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Posted by Brecko77 on 12/16/2014 at 8:14 PM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

By Khalid Hashmi, United Muslim Americans for Humanity

Council changed its decision to deny a land use permit to Suffa Dawat Center within two weeks, willing to establish a mosque to serve the areas Muslim residents. This was a positive and timely decision to hold the community together as a true American community, reducing tensions and rifts. Overpasses for America, the Georgia Security Force militia, and some neighbors exercised their right to oppose, and mixed feelings were prevalent. Muslims were generally happy, but concerned. Those opposing were unhappy, some using language not worth repeating. Among many, this writer expressed, “I think we have achieved success for the whole community including those who oppose us.” Samir Malik reminded, “The Bible says love thy neighbor. Our religion teaches love your neighbor”. Sadly, those opposed were even angrier. Even voices of reason to calm from diverse non-Muslim community members, leaders, and officials fell to deaf ears.

The fears included creating a caliphate, a roaring call to prayer, encouraging violence, possible terrorism, and so forth, linking events either having some relevance to abuse of religious dogma or mere suspicions. We need to look at facts.

We are a nation of laws. No one can create a caliphate, or establish violent groups to harm others. More than 68% of Muslims have graduate or post-graduate degrees, and are one of the highest tax paying communities. They serve in our hospitals, armed forces, state and federal governments, and private sector with other Americans everyday. They volunteer and are actively involved in communities throughout the nation. They have openly, consistently, and aggressively condemned all acts of violence. They have helped protect our nation by working with law enforcement at all levels, identifying any culprits who ever sneak within Muslim communities to achieve their illicit goals under the guise of Islam. Less than one percent of Muslims are on any welfare rolls. The crime rate of any sort among American Muslims is the lowest. The holy book of Islam, the "Quran" and accepted mainstream interpretation of this book, out-rightly condemns violence, killings of innocent people, all kind of law breaking, and even cruelty to animals as serious sins and crimes, prescribing severe punishment including the declaration that some of these crimes constitute leaving the faith of Islam. The question arises how in the world, one knowing the doctrine of Islam may even suspect otherwise.

Muslims live within our communities, and all Americans interact with them everyday. Even so, some of us still have such misguided thoughts about Muslims and Islam. Why? I find myself dumbfounded, except to think that the actions of few deviates and their misguided interpretation of Holy Scripture perhaps is the only narrative which we hear and our memories remember.

Are Muslims failing to explain their true beliefs even though depicting these beliefs with their character?

Is Media giving just one side of the story?

Do we, as Americans, or some of us, only listen to one side of the story, and are losing our ability to gather and analyze information?

The response to this dilemma and the unfortunate loud enraged voices of some Americans, heard in the loving Bible belt on December 15 2014, present a challenge and opportunity.

Muslim Americans surely need to present their true religion more consistently to their neighbors and communities. Suspicious neighbors should get involved and learn about Islam by themselves, independently.

Media must play a positive role to provide equal opportunity to Muslim view point. Muslims as a duty ordained in Quran must make an extra-ordinary effort to satisfy their neighbors. I plead that the Kennesaw community and all American communities seek information with an open mind and involve in positive dialogue. Government must facilitate communication and awareness opportunities at all levels.

Media strives for responsible reporting; however, at times, some media reporting and policies are questioned. Media must develop safeguards for accurate reporting and avoid rush to judgment developing programs to enhance realistic awareness. For example, the comment in the referred article, "Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, a wealthy Islamic-rights organization founded by the Muslim Brotherhood", needs verification. No court of law ever declared or found CAIR a front for Muslim Brotherhood. News based on mere allegations only escalates tensions in communities. Had there been any truth to this allegation, CAIR would be a banned organization in USA.

Let's not forget, liberty, freedom of speech, pursuit to happiness, and freedom of religion, are not the rights of select Americans, but all Americans. Our judiciary has interpreted too many laws granting rights and freedoms to most vulnerable Americans including women, children, minorities and others. Mere mention of judicial review must not constitute hostility. We must respect our system of government and law, which is unique, just and wise. We proudly promote our way of life throughout the world.

If there are or were genuine land, zoning, and other legal concerns, this group or any other would not have been given a zoning permit irrespective of faith and affiliation. And, this group or any other must comply with the terms of a permit or face legal consequences.

The community leaders including the Mayor, Councilpersons, media, civic leaders, and neighbors, irrespective of viewpoints, stakeholders and the Muslim community of Kennesaw deserve every American's heartfelt congratulations for making a difficult, politically incorrect, but just and lawful decision following America's traditions. Let us hope that communities will reach out, develop awareness, and reduce tensions and conflicts following the vivid example of our history. And, of course, our responsible media NGOs, and governmental agencies will facilitate developing a coherent society.

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Posted by khalidhashmi on 12/16/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Cliff’s top 10 Atlanta restaurants for dining on a budget

I adore the food Ah-Ma's Tawainese Kitchen. As mentioned in the article, The Dirty Bird Bao is the bomb, even better when paired with one of their soups. If possible, they need to expand the interior, the available seating space is almost claustrophobic.

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Posted by Kudzuguy on 12/16/2014 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

The brown harassment faction (because, lets face it, this is where their arguments naturally terminate) has very heavy reliance confirmation bias, anecdotal fallacies and ecological fallacies:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misleading_vividness
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_fallacy

Please check your logic and reasoning before spouting off spurious and overly-broad claims supporting collective punishment using broad assumptions and misrepresented statistical data. If you continue supporting harassment policies (progroms, really) using crappy, misleading arguments, you're exactly as dumb and violent as you think most blacks and latinos are.

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Posted by whatever on 12/16/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

Vox,
You don't have to be black to be offended by what you wrote. Your opinions regarding crime and a racial predisposition to commit crime is incredibly offensive. It ends in eugenics. And it's disgusting. No matter what color you are.

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Posted by America, eff yeah! on 12/16/2014 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

"Sadly, the Decatur police are too afraid of being accused of profiling to engage in proactive policing despite the fact that 99.99% of crime in City of Decatur is committed by black males."

It's interesting how jackboots like you trot this statistic out, as if 99.99% of black males are criminals.

In reality it is a small subset of criminal underclass no more than a few percent.

So let me clear this up for the bigots out there:

-The overwhelming majority of blacks and Hispanics are NOT on welfare.
-The overwhelming majority of blacks and Hispanics WORK for a living.
-The overwhelming majority of blacks and Hispanics are NOT felons.
-The overwhelming majority of blacks and Hispanics PAY TAXES.
-There overwhelming percentage of black males are NOT murdering people or committing other serious felonies.

As for everyone else. Racists have been flogging these talking points--basically lying with statistics--for years, and are met with very poor rebuttals that do not include these basic facts.

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Posted by whatever on 12/16/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Police tie four metro Atlanta murders to Aeman Lovel Presley

Much praise to the MARTA officers who managed to catch this guy.

As for the police not being able to identify any motive...wow, that's just chilling.

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Posted by Cassie on 12/16/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “MLK Jr. Drive, get ready for your facelift

"This will go against the stereotype that MLK Jr Drives are the scariest, worst parts of any major metro city in America..."

This is primarily due to the fact that the leadership in most cities chose a street in the established African-American ghetto to name after Dr. King, instead of giving him his due and picking a more prominent street to rename.

In Boston, they chose a divided highway that was rammed through the neighborhood during urban renewal. Raleigh too.

One of the only cities to buck this trend is Charlotte, which renamed a street downtown.

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Posted by 13th-Streeter on 12/16/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “How Sally Bethea cleaned up Atlanta’s water

You go girl!

Posted by The Best Mayne on 12/16/2014 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Police tie four metro Atlanta murders to Aeman Lovel Presley

whats up with citizens and their stupid rights? if he didn't fare jump, maybe he wouldnt have been arrested or had his bag searched.

How you gon kill 4 people and fare jump? Musta not cared and wanted to get caught.

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Posted by The Best Mayne on 12/16/2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' roasted on Twitter (Update)

VH1 > BET for all things blak

Posted by The Best Mayne on 12/16/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Downtown is a really overlooked housing market that is surprisingly tight right now as there are almost no vacant apartments. Between office workers and GSU students, the residential component to this development could turn out really well. It's also really funny that what's getting people really excited in Downtown is the grocery store at Underground and the drug store that's going in at the Olympia building. It seems that people like neighborhood amenities much more than boondoggles, I mean, streetcars.

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Posted by Aristippus on 12/16/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

All y'all are some negative motherfuckers.

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Posted by TeeJay on 12/16/2014 at 4:59 PM

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