February 20, 2004

Atlanta: More dangerous than it looks

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 20, 2004 4:28 PM

In the latest installment of our continuing series, "Is There Hope for Georgia?", another entry in the "no" column.

UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that the Washington Post is now requiring registration. Here's a different link (thanks Google News).


I'm not in the mood to register for the Washington Post online so I didn't read the article, but let me again mention there's no hope for Georgia.

Individuals in this state can be perfectly fine, but as a whole, it's pretty bad. It's ok in Atlant, but go 20 miles in any direction, and people like me would probably get lynched.

By the way, did I forward that e-mail to you about the US Treasury embargo that includes the fact that (for all practical purpose) people from certain countries can't submit articles to US scientific journals?

Posted by: Mason Porter | February 21, 2004 2:56 PM

Hmm, Washington Post must be requiring registration as of today. (I'm not registered, but could read the article yesterday.) Lame! Anyway, the subject was that Atlanta had for years been underreporting their crime rate, partly for their Olympic bid, and were in fact the #1 or #2 most dangerous city in the U.S.

You didn't send me the e-mail about the embargo, but I'm quite interested in seeing it. Also, I will point out that "embargo" spelled backwards is "O grab me".

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | February 21, 2004 3:37 PM

The city (in terms of crime) has actually improved quite a bit because of the Olympics-related renovations. (I'm living in a good area of town that was apparently pretty rotten 10 years ago. The entire part near GA Tech's campus benefited incredibly from the Olympics, which is no surprise at all.)

I'll find my e-mail with that article and forward it to you. Sorry I didn't read this for a while. I'm catching up.

Posted by: Mason Porter | March 7, 2004 8:17 PM
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