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joeventures

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12 years ago @ Joeventures - Tumblr Link · 0 replies · +1 points

I know I would very much like to put the archives up. Robert, Amber and others contributed quite a bit to the blog and I at least owe that much to them. Thanks for asking about it!

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Mayoral Candidate Foru... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thankfully, the legislature is not my only reason to go for Reed. It's more a potential side benefit, as far as I can see it -- but only potential.

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Mayoral Candidate Foru... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey Jeanne,

I was sitting right in front of you, between Ken and Sally.

It was good meeting you last night, however briefly :-D

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Mayoral Candidate Foru... · 1 reply · +1 points

Patrick -- Thank you so much for your comments, and welcome to Atlanta! As a native of Atlanta, and as someone who sometimes sees Atlanta's culture as just part of the decor, it can be difficult for me to spot the inferiority complex.

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Explaining Millennial ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Brian! Long time no see. I hope you're doing well..

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Mayoral Candidate Foru... · 0 replies · +1 points

JB -- Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

What you said about support for Mary could be said for any of the other top candidates. They all enjoy support from a variety of constituents, and that goes to their credit. However, it does not take much digging to figure out where Mary's base of support comes from. That she referred to only a very small slice of the City of Atlanta as "suburban" only helped the rest of us further understand how ignorant she is about what "suburban" means.

What you described as Mary's top priorities could also very easily describe the top candidates. However, this is not a good excuse to be ignorant about transportation issues. I don't expect the candidates to be experts on the subject, but they could at least have good advisers. Of all the candidates, I feel least confident that Mary would make good staffing decisions on either transportation or any of the top priority issues.

Then again, I don't feel much confidence in any of the candidates on that subject, anyway.

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Mayoral Candidate Foru... · 0 replies · +1 points

Grift -- I have to admit, I magically plagiarized that paragraph from your psyche.

Thanks, everyone, for your comments!

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Tumblr Link · 0 replies · +1 points

I had to check your blog to get an idea of whether you were being facetious. It's sad that it's so hard to tell anymore.

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Tumblr Link · 0 replies · +1 points

This is more like a repeat of something we already know: to support their beliefs, humans have a tendency to go to remarkable lengths to justify those beliefs.

Think of astronomy before Copernicus. Astronomers believed that the Earth was at the center of the Universe, and everything else revolved around it in perfect circles. They tracked the planets and adjusted their thinking to believe that planets revolved around the Earth in a series of circles. And so on -- it took a great deal of effort for the Copernican Revolution to take hold.

This is a long-standing problem for humanity. We cling to our particular beliefs, even in light of contradictory evidence. And it's also a defining characteristic of partisanship.

13 years ago @ Joeventures - Tumblr Photo · 0 replies · +1 points

Social costs are essentially costs that are external to the person who makes a choice. That person, in this case, is the driver, or the bus rider. "Environment" is already listed as one of the costs, but it is an external, or social cost -- one that is not necessarily absorbed (or, at least fully absorbed) by that person.