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Old 02-16-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Plan for big changes at MARTA receives little push-back, except from union; ready for vote at Capitol | SaportaReport
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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I think we've got a workable plan here. I am curious as to what this would do to the 50/50 amnesty extension. When is it currently set to return?

EDIT: Found it on line 703 of the bill. This would extend the amnesty to June 30, 2016. They'll probably need more work after that, but at least this buys MARTA a little time. Good to see this.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:42 PM
 
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Dividing the seats in such a way that "cities" in dekalb and north Fulton get to have a huge majority is beyond crooked and racist. it should be divided by population, if anything, and sales tax revenue possibly. There is no reason that these upper-income majority-white communities should have any more say than anyone else in the metro area. And don't start any crap about north Fulton paying the majority of sales taxes- that is a lie and there's zero data to back that claim up. It is about income disparity and race- and the fact that some people, 150 years later, still believe that they count 2/5 more than everyone else.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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Dividing the seats in such a way that "cities" in dekalb and north Fulton get to have a huge majority is beyond crooked and racist. it should be divided by population, if anything, and sales tax revenue possibly. There is no reason that these upper-income majority-white communities should have any more say than anyone else in the metro area. And don't start any crap about north Fulton paying the majority of sales taxes- that is a lie and there's zero data to back that claim up. It is about income disparity and race- and the fact that some people, 150 years later, still believe that they count 2/5 more than everyone else.
But isn't the population of North Fulton a lot larger than the population of South Fulton?

As I read it, the COA (42% of the population) gets 3 representatives, North Fulton (34%) gets two reps, and South Fulton (24%) gets one.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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But isn't the population of North Fulton a lot larger than the population of South Fulton?

As I read it, the COA (42% of the population) gets 3 representatives, North Fulton (34%) gets two reps, and South Fulton (24%) gets one.
I've learned that there is no arguing with people who immediately resort to default cries of racism.

Rather than looking at the facts and being objective, it is much easier to accuse people of racism, especially, when the facts aren't in their favor.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Arjay, it's simple. Quite a few blacks never let an opportunity to scream racism slip by no matter how inane. Why? Because it has been so successful in the past. So successful that anyone of note, of color, that is slain on the job gets a holiday and a whole month of history devoted to them.

ANYTHING doesn't go there way and that racism card is pulled out faster than a crumpled condom on a Friday night with some willing drunk chick in Buckhead..

Imagine having a national holiday named after the Kennedy's? They both got clipped, fought for civil rights and not a word about THAT holiday is spoken....and noooooooo one cares mostly because everyone hates Joe Kennedy (and perhaps, rightfully so).

Imagine a Irish history month....oh the humanity! And yet, by historical accounts, they climbed out of gutter?

How about Italian history month? Wang Chung history month?

Why? No way blacks are going to let ANYONE share that hinder, government STH up handouts and set asides. No way Jose......wait, what about Spanish history month? There are roughly 4x as many Hispanics here than African Americans and what, no holidays?

How about the Indians (feather, not dot)? Talk about getting screwed! Whoa! If ANYONE deserves a break, they do. Everything got swiped from them. Just a fact.....you know homies...keeping' it reeeeeeaaaaalllllllll

Yeah.....bet....Arite! Owt dis
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Arjay, it's simple. Quite a few blacks never let an opportunity to scream racism slip by no matter how inane. Why? Because it has been so successful in the past. So successful that anyone of note, of color, that is slain on the job gets a holiday and a whole month of history devoted to them.

ANYTHING doesn't go there way and that racism card is pulled out faster than a crumpled condom on a Friday night with some willing drunk chick in Buckhead..

Imagine having a national holiday named after the Kennedy's? They both got clipped, fought for civil rights and not a word about THAT holiday is spoken....and noooooooo one cares mostly because everyone hates Joe Kennedy (and perhaps, rightfully so).

Imagine a Irish history month....oh the humanity! And yet, by historical accounts, they climbed out of gutter?

How about Italian history month? Wang Chung history month?

Why? No way blacks are going to let ANYONE share that hinder, government STH up handouts and set asides. No way Jose......wait, what about Spanish history month? There are roughly 4x as many Hispanics here than African Americans and what, no holidays?

How about the Indians (feather, not dot)? Talk about getting screwed! Whoa! If ANYONE deserves a break, they do. Everything got swiped from them. Just a fact.....you know homies...keeping' it reeeeeeaaaaalllllllll

Yeah.....bet....Arite! Owt dis
March is Irish Heritage Month. November is Native American Heritage Month. The Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. Shall I keep going?
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Arjay, it's simple. Quite a few blacks never let an opportunity to scream racism slip by no matter how inane. Why? Because it has been so successful in the past. So successful that anyone of note, of color, that is slain on the job gets a holiday and a whole month of history devoted to them.

ANYTHING doesn't go there way and that racism card is pulled out faster than a crumpled condom on a Friday night with some willing drunk chick in Buckhead..

Imagine having a national holiday named after the Kennedy's? They both got clipped, fought for civil rights and not a word about THAT holiday is spoken....and noooooooo one cares mostly because everyone hates Joe Kennedy (and perhaps, rightfully so).

Imagine a Irish history month....oh the humanity! And yet, by historical accounts, they climbed out of gutter?

How about Italian history month? Wang Chung history month?

Why? No way blacks are going to let ANYONE share that hinder, government STH up handouts and set asides. No way Jose......wait, what about Spanish history month? There are roughly 4x as many Hispanics here than African Americans and what, no holidays?

How about the Indians (feather, not dot)? Talk about getting screwed! Whoa! If ANYONE deserves a break, they do. Everything got swiped from them. Just a fact.....you know homies...keeping' it reeeeeeaaaaalllllllll

Yeah.....bet....Arite! Owt dis
Well somebody's upset! Feel better now?
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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I've learned that there is no arguing with people who immediately resort to default cries of racism.

Rather than looking at the facts and being objective, it is much easier to accuse people of racism, especially, when the facts aren't in their favor.
GT, in all fairness I don't think there was any arguing going on.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Hang on a minute. What ARE the population numbers for North Fulton and South Fulton? Does anyone know?
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