That's great news! Congratulations!
Emma Jean Pierotti would be so proud, MJD
Can't leave talent like that lying around. Get back to work Mr. Donahue.
Super happy about this.
Getting all the grit and gravel off Lamar would be a huge improvement. In many places the sidewalks are impassable on Lamar/78 almost by design.
There won't be savings. The costs will just be in other places. Like lawsuits.
If seeing this in other cities/states is any indication - the buildings will be dirtier, but it will be cheaper. Be sure to bring your own TP.
Some of the savings will come from paying people less, some will come from lower quality people in the roles, some come from them doing less, and lastly some will come from not doing stuff at all.
Many will then complain later, "see government doesn't work right - the buildings are all dirty".
I see what Funk is saying. With the crack epidemic, the media and the general public blamed the user. Now it seems a lot of blame is on the drug, the pharmaceutical industry, and/or the economy.
They're not dying from snorting oxycontin these days, FUNK. They are dying from cheap heroin laced with fentanyl analogues, acutely. The ones who waste away and die from the soul-stealing effects of chronic use are another, much more insidious problem, however. Of the two, the second is far, far worse. We can deal with unintentional overdoses by making narcan and romazicon more available. What is harder, is reeling people back in, once they are out on the edges of existence, in fear of the pain of living, but with less and less desire to even do so, after progressive wildly spinning cycles of rushing and crashing...
"No matter how hard you worked to gain your wealth, it's still a privilege." Really? Hard work is a privilege? 60-70 work weeks: privilege. Overtime, taking on extra assignments, squeezing in grad school at nights/weekends to make oneself more valuable to the firm: privileges all. Those aren't special rights or advantages; See: Calvinist work ethic.
Free phones & wi-fi & cheese & healthcare & birth control & SNAP & discounted housing, etc. Sleeping in, limited to zero responsibilities (familial or societal), & knowing "the government" will take care of ones needs - THOSE are privileges.
Planning for parking is a common zoning requirement in most large cities. Maybe that should be our standard as well. We already have the Zoo predating our green spaces. It would be best to plan for the activity which will be there BEFORE construction of the apartments, not after they go up.
But BP45, what if people aren't smart enough to realize that Southern identity isn't actually synonymous with Rural identity?
Funny, when opiates were only a problem in the inner city, calling them junkies and ostracizing them from the community so they could OD quickly and remove their burden from society was goal #1.
Now a bunch of cute kids from the suburbs start snorting Oxy overprescribed for wisdom tooth eruptions, and they get sympathy?
You don't think Urban Joe Junkie didn't have a toothache, backache, and heartache when he got into bad medicine? But of course he couldn't afford an expensive office visit, so he started off at Dr. Feelgood to begin with.
But hey, who wants to be held responsible for healing the rift caused by this massive double standard between rich and poor, urban and suburban? Not those responsible, obviously.
How many times does the news have to break before we admit it's broken?
Ain't that that truth. Every time I hear the program start with "Breaking News" and it is some car wreck, all I can think of is "Breaking News: You are a bunch of Dumbasses"
The focus on the sports mentality in an underdog city skews towards higher violence. http://www.businessinsider.com/exchange-students-american-high-schools-easier-2017-3
And everything is "Breaking News"...
Brilliant at the basics my ass. It's more like brilliant at the bullshit.
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