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Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

Would it really take that much effort to be honest about the facts:
Uber (at each level) indeed does have insurance:
http://blog.uber.com/uberXridesharinginsur…

How about this for the Cab companies:
Create an app, that simply lets's riders rate their trip on driver and vehicle. (Not even all the additional functionality such as billing, ride tracking etc.). Any driver or vehicle that falls under 3.5 out of 5 stars is taken off the road or dropped from service.

Additionally 2 questions:
Please explain the fuel surcharge and who it goes to.
Isn't charging for extra passengers antithetical to public transportation?

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 09/15/2014 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Proposed ordinance could hurt historic preservation efforts, advocates say

The current wording causes issues. The city often over-turns NPU recommendations citing that this wording has lead to legal challenges if they did not.

Almost all of Atlanta's neighborhoods' are eligible to be historic. If a neighborhood wants to apply and submit to extra historic protections then they should do that. But don't put the extra red tape and complications in the way of other neighborhoods that don't.

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Posted by jsvh on 09/15/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “First Look: Southbound

1994 Lexington KY at Dudley's restaurant (draws customers world-wide during annual Keeneland race meet & thoroughbred horse sales) we were contracting with regional farmers for procuce while ATL has only begun that trend relatively recently.
As for beet carpaccio, it's still more a joke name than a good food idea.

Posted by Darryl Weaver on 09/15/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

Oh, where to start ?!

[1] "Meat is murder! The hipster neo-liberals driving their smart car or biking in green fashion to perpetuate the murder of innocent animals."

To each their own but you do realize that the natural order of things is that all creatures eat others, don't you ?
Even some plants eat insects, etc.
For those who chose vegetarianism, well, OK... but is it b/c of [1] health; [2] ecological concerns; [3] philosophy ?
If the latter, what abt the fact that innocent vegetables have no way to even try to escape from your nefarious entrapment of them & plans to devour them !

[2] More to the subject I agree with the idea that the best way to judge these sandwiches is in their simplest form or, alternately, in the specific set up that someone designed, e.g., a mix of particular toppings. Otherwise it's a bit like matching diff types of almost randomly.

[3] Some thoughts on cooking hamburgers:
- Thick is OK but requires a slower cooking process that will seldom be achieved at a restaurant b/c of the need to expedite food to customer. A thin (1" or slightly thinner) patty will cook evenly & allow better control of relative doneness.
-They should never be mashed while cooking. That's yer flavor being squeezed out.
-Seasonings should be mixed into the patty, not applied to its surface.

[4] Some more specific thoughts on certain aspects of this article.

-Kudos for pointing out the ridiculous H&F self-delusional sense of importance.
Good retaurant gone (spell it with me) T-o-u-r-i-s-t-T-r-a-p.
-Similarly, the effusive praise Phalen has garnered seems to've led him away from basic cooking principles.
Recently he provided a recipe to the AJC starting with using EVO for a searing saute (any sensible cook would blanch at wasting that flavorful item that way) & here it's revealed that he adds bacon to a burger patty.
That in itself is really a clever idea but the method is dumb---inside the burger raw bacon will never get properly done or develop it's flavor & mostly serve to add to the fatiness of the item (hence the comments by judges that they couldn't really taste it). Much better to cook the bacon to a firm but not crisp stage & then process it into the beef.

-The winner's addition of pastrami is also clever but lacks the tradition that the beef-bacon combo has, as well as being less integrated into a single item.
I'm still wondering why none of the judges outright described it as "Reubenesque".

That leads me to a final point:
How can so many take this so seriously ? It's a late summer space filler designed to allow staff a bit of extra time away from more weighty issues

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Posted by Darryl Weaver on 09/15/2014 at 12:42 PM

Re: “ASO lockout 'damaging to everybody'

did you know that there are just as many staff members on the ASO as there are musicians? You do the math...

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Posted by Mike Winfrey on 09/15/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

I love the concept of Uber and other business that disrupt the existing market, because they make the entire market better. But they have to play by the same rules. If a company started selling a $5,000 car that looked great but failed to meet government regulations, would you buy it? Then why are you willing to get in a random car with a stranger without proper licensure driving?

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Posted by avatar77 on 09/15/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

I love the comments. I love creative loafing but honestly, I would have been very surprised and impressed had they included all of the spots I love - they did include the Vortex so hey! 1 point there! My burger list:
The Rusty Nail on Buford Hwy
The Vortex in Little 5 Points
There in Brookhaven
Five Guys on Caroline Street / Edgewood

These spots offer consistent, succulent, two-handed, finger-licking, open-your-mouth-all-the-way-wide, handmade burgers. Period.

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Posted by bijoux on 09/15/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “On the Atlanta Hawks and the black bogeyman

Speaking as a suburban white guy in the target demographic that Mr. Levinson claimed to speak for, this email read to me more like grasping at straws looking for a scapegoat more than taking a good, hard look internally at the issues plaguing the Hawks.

If I want to take my son to a Hawks game, I have to: take off work early; hope traffic isn't bad enough so I can get back home at a decent time; grab my kid; drive back in town (or take MARTA) and hope that I can make it to Philips in time for tipoff.

If the Hawks expect me to make that trip more than once or twice a season, then do me a favor: Respect me enough to put a good, competitive team out there on a yearly basis. Don't just throw 12 guys out there good enough for a #6 or #7 seed in a weak division and whine about how nobody wants to come to their games.

And let's remember this is the braintrust who had the audacity to put a crappy NHL team out on the ice, wonder why nobody showed up, and then blamed us suburban white guys as the reason they had to sell and move the franchise to Winnipeg.

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Posted by radiowxman on 09/15/2014 at 12:09 PM

Re: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

Speaking of Illegal Foods, can we get some info on what is going on with them?

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 09/15/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “First Slice 9/14/14: Bill Clinton visited Reynoldstown, ate a hearty breakfast

I believe the lady in red brought him there, she looks like Michelle Nunn from the back.

Posted by suepie52 on 09/15/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

bison burger at There is really good, and I've never had a problem with the bison burger at Ted's Montana Grill, either (with some bleu cheese, as long as we can put anything on it before judging it). Sadly, Ted's is actually really pricey last I checked.

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Posted by jimbob on 09/15/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “First Slice 9/14/14: Bill Clinton visited Reynoldstown, ate a hearty breakfast

I'll bet that lady in the red wishes she didn't have her back turned in this picture.

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Posted by Mmm... Comfy Chicken... on 09/15/2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Atlanta weekend food events: Sept. 12-14

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a even greater week.

Posted by Jane Ruggerio on 09/15/2014 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

^Haha poser. When you can't even spell said country, I gotta call bullshit....You've never been more than 6 miles away from that fuck ass trailer and everyone knows.

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Posted by leery negro on 09/14/2014 at 11:01 PM

Re: “First Slice 9/14/14: Bill Clinton visited Reynoldstown, ate a hearty breakfast

I love the "Be nice and LEAVE" sign above Slick Willie's head!!

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Posted by LOL_Man on 09/14/2014 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

Actually, I have been to Mexico, and Columbia and encountered no issues.....however, on Marta coming back from the airport I did have to endure watching a woman shield her children from a man verbally abusing them....I guess I should have listed to the locals here who said not to take Marta.

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Posted by The Truth on 09/14/2014 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

"Mark, have you ever been to Columbia or Mexico? Yea, the locals want to kills Americans and throw them trunk...way to show good old fashion progressive ignorance....."
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Been to Mexico? Heck I once lived right on the Rio Grande in Juarez. I love the Mexican people, but even the locals will tell you to be careful which "cabs" to get into! But I guess you know better since you spent a weekend at some resort in Acapulco or wherever. Jeez, I really wish you Rightists would get a little real world experience before you come up with these pie in the sky schemes.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

Never liked the term Creative Class, especially when it's narrowly defined to refer to people working in music, arts, and film.

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Posted by mk777 on 09/14/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

"Yeeis, dems sur do makeses a profit, cause dey dum say so n all that innovation n shit."
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Racist hides behind hood... er anonymity.

How original.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/14/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

Mark, have you ever been to Columbia or Mexico? Yea, the locals want to kills Americans and throw them trunk....way to show good old fashion progressive ignorance....

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Posted by The Truth on 09/14/2014 at 8:50 PM

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