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Old 10-15-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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At least they live in the area so nobody will be able to call them scared suburbanites.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:39 PM
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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I walk my dog to pee/poop through the grass of the Civic Center and past Roosevelt Park multiple times a day, often in the wee hours of the morning, and have never felt threatened by the homeless. These people who have nothing better to do than bother the homeless need to find something more productive to do with their lives.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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At least they live in the area so nobody will be able to call them scared suburbanites.
Your typical scared suburbanite who is freaked out by urban density doesn't stand a chance in the big city. They simply don't have the swagger or the street smarts to handle a diverse crowd. They have no idea where the post-hipster bars are or which bus takes you there. It's Mac versus Windows.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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These people who have nothing better to do than bother the homeless need to find something more productive to do with their lives.
You're exatly right. I'm positive that 600 local residents were sitting around thinking, "Damn it, I'm so bored! What can I do with my life? Hmmm...... Wait! I know! Those homeless people in the park who aren't bothering anybody, why don't I sign a petition to see if I can get rid of them! Surely that will cure my boredom and give me something productive to do with my life."

Why don't you start a petition to the mayor's office to leave the people in the park alone and see if you can get 600 signatures.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I never said this park was on the Westside.

Reading comprehension fail.

And it was a joke. Calm down ladies.
Did you not say 'Westside Beltline's Future'?
We can all read.
Discuss.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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Did you not say 'Westside Beltline's Future'?
We can all read.
Discuss.
Yes.

The joke was that this is the sort of problems the Beltline on the Westside will encounter... because of the poor people... and the homelessness... and drugs... these impoverished areas won't take care of a nice park... these parts of town are dirty and there is a general lack of pride in the neighborhoods and their appearance and sense of good order and lawfullness...

THAT was the joke. You know, one of those 1/2 truths that has some truth to it but is stated very over the top?

Need further explanation?

C'mon son.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Its always easy for people to write online that someone is complaining and should toughen up because its the city. I live nearby and have always wished it was cleaned up. Open drug dealing and other problems are not what I define as things people need to be quiet about and mind their own business. Its an issue and one reason why most residents don't use that park. Given how much the general area is changing for the better it will be interesting to see how long this is allowed to continue and for that matter how long the shelter will find a way to stay open.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Yes.

The joke was that this is the sort of problems the Beltline on the Westside will encounter... because of the poor people... and the homelessness... and drugs... these impoverished areas won't take care of a nice park... these parts of town are dirty and there is a general lack of pride in the neighborhoods and their appearance and sense of good order and lawfullness...

THAT was the joke. You know, one of those 1/2 truths that has some truth to it but is stated very over the top?

Need further explanation?

C'mon son.
I'm certainly not your 'son'. I am in fact a lady, the term you used to demean people on this thread. Speaks volumes.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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I walk my dog to pee/poop through the grass of the Civic Center and past Roosevelt Park multiple times a day, often in the wee hours of the morning, and have never felt threatened by the homeless. These people who have nothing better to do than bother the homeless need to find something more productive to do with their lives.
Wait... you're saying that the people who live there are the ones bothering the drug dealing, urinating in public, homeless people? The same homeless people that will chase you down, stalk you walking out of a grocery store, and run up to you on a restaurant patio. Are you insane?
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