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Offline Simon Jester

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Atlanta is completely boned
« on: March 31, 2017, 11:07:16 PM »
You may have heard about our I-85 fire and bridge collapse yesterday. Traffic was already horrid (second worst in the country) but this is going to take several months to repair. its not a little thing, its tragic we are in a state of emergency!  It concerns me and makes me realize just how fragile our infrastructure really is.  There is no way to foresee this kind of thing happening and no way to plan for it if it does. Its going to take an extra hour or more  to get anywhere during rush hour for the next 4-5 months.  (it already took an hour or more to get across town during rush hour, now its doubled)

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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 11:15:54 PM »
I think this is my favorite (its how they "fix" potholes in Atl)

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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 11:28:55 PM »
Oh, dang:

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 11:34:31 PM »
They arrested 3 homeless people for starting the fire

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/us/atlanta-interstate-85-fire-collapse/index.html

there is video of the fire in the link

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Three people were arrested Friday in connection with a huge fire that caused part of an elevated interstate running through Atlanta to collapse, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said.
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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 11:37:07 PM »
I personally think the pictures and video are fake, this is just Obama trying to make God-Emperor Trump look bad.

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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 11:45:29 PM »






Every soup ladled to the hungry, every blanket draped over the cold signifies, in the final sense, a theft from my gigantic paycheck.

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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 11:49:58 PM »
I personally think the pictures and video are fake, this is just Obama trying to make God-Emperor Trump look bad.

/PVC can't melt concrete, duh

well he did just give us $10 mil in aid pretty fast.

Would you believe there are actually deniers with similar comments to your joke popping up regarding the cause.
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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2017, 12:14:26 AM »
It's awful, for sure, but I'm not sure that I would also categorize it as an emergency.  But my sympathy is definitely with you. 

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017, 01:41:49 AM »
It's awful, for sure, but I'm not sure that I would also categorize it as an emergency.  But my sympathy is definitely with you.

It has been categorized as an emergency from our Governor, why wouldn't you?  Aside from your average commuter being delayed it will also effect emergency vehicles. It really is a crippling location for Atlanta, this is no average highway, 5 lanes in either direction that stay full all day long and no way to route traffic around the problem efficiently.

edit: Logistical problem with shipping as well.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2017, 01:46:31 AM by Simon Jester »
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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 03:07:29 AM »
I do wonder if something was stored under the bridge beyond that piping . . . .Something more flammable while buring extremely hot.
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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 06:42:24 AM »
Clearly God is punishing Gaylanta for their fabulous ways.
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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2017, 08:02:12 AM »
It's awful, for sure, but I'm not sure that I would also categorize it as an emergency.  But my sympathy is definitely with you.

It has been categorized as an emergency from our Governor, why wouldn't you?  Aside from your average commuter being delayed it will also effect emergency vehicles. It really is a crippling location for Atlanta, this is no average highway, 5 lanes in either direction that stay full all day long and no way to route traffic around the problem efficiently.

edit: Logistical problem with shipping as well.

The governor categorized it as an emergency for political reasons.  This involves mechanisms for funding, etc.  It's awful, for sure, but I just don't categorize this as a true emergency.   All of your concerns involve delay.  If goods and services can't get through at all, then I would agree that it's an emergency.  Other cities have weathered this same thing.  They made out fine, albeit with significant inconvenience.   

But with most semantic concerns, there is room for differing opinions.  I don't begrudge your categorization for that reason. 
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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 08:24:20 AM »
Sorry to hear about this. I'm glad nobody was hurt. Severe traffic congestion is one of the reasons (among many) that I could not stand to live in a big city. And the lack of traffic in Downtown Spokane was one of the reasons (among many) that I chose to move here. I met someone who commuted two hours each way on a daily basis, and I know that plenty of people commute an hour each way. I cannot fathom such a lifestyle. I had to leave North Dakota because of the cold (after living there for about a quarter of a century) but I still miss the open, uncongested roads.
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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2017, 10:27:36 AM »
It's awful, for sure, but I'm not sure that I would also categorize it as an emergency.  But my sympathy is definitely with you.

It has been categorized as an emergency from our Governor, why wouldn't you?  Aside from your average commuter being delayed it will also effect emergency vehicles. It really is a crippling location for Atlanta, this is no average highway, 5 lanes in either direction that stay full all day long and no way to route traffic around the problem efficiently.

edit: Logistical problem with shipping as well.

The governor categorized it as an emergency for political reasons.  This involves mechanisms for funding, etc.  It's awful, for sure, but I just don't categorize this as a true emergency.   All of your concerns involve delay.  If goods and services can't get through at all, then I would agree that it's an emergency.  Other cities have weathered this same thing.  They made out fine, albeit with significant inconvenience.   

But with most semantic concerns, there is room for differing opinions.  I don't begrudge your categorization for that reason.

I totally disagree and think your underestimating how damaging traffic can be to a city. It's bad enough when predicted but the fact that this just happened makes it much harder to deal with. Given the definition below thinks current situation in Atlanta is exactly an emergency.

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1A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.
‘personal alarms for use in an emergency’

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Re: Atlanta is completely boned
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2017, 01:44:42 PM »
Why not MARTA?
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