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Georgia on the march

2008-02-22 17:15:25.086969+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

In light of my comments about being libertarian, and how everyone has a breaking point after which they're willing to use violence, Georgia is trying to annex just enough of Tennessee that they can suck water out of Nickajack Lake, rather than working towards a sustainable infrastructure that doesn't involve raping the natural resources of neighboring states. Atlanta: like L.A., but without the beaches.

(And, no, Resaca Beach doesn't count...)

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-23 00:58:24.692354+00 by: meuon [edit history]

While it's sad, driving through Georgia, that the water levels are low in the surrounding lakes, the general attitude is not one of conservation, or even concern.

But in Tennessee, schemes are popping up to 'sell' them the water (including Senator and Ex-Mayor Bob Corker), as well as a general population meme of armed response (which is laughable... mostly).

#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-23 10:33:22.915303+00 by: jeff

I'll replay my oft-stated premise: "less is more."

#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-23 21:51:07.709879+00 by: petronius

If I were Gov. of Tenn. I would be on the watch for Georgians moving the "Welcome to the Peachtree State!" signs back a few miles, or coyotes smuggling Atlanteans across the border by night. And when Georgia shows up with a land deed from the reign of George II suspiciously run up on a LaserJet....

#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-24 11:12:51.516226+00 by: meuon

The real issue really is, Atlanta (and for that matter, several other large cities in the US) have grown and sprawled beyond any reasonable capacity for the surrounding area's natural resources to support them. - How do we stop the growth? Should we?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-24 12:49:42.418102+00 by: jeff [edit history]

Meuon--you're absolutely right, except that your comment can be generalized to nearly every major American city. For many areas, urban sprawl is not a scalable economic model.

However, with America being at the epicenter of capitalism, the mantra of "growth for the sake of growth" is not likely to be usurped anytime soon. Until mother nature slaps us in the face. Hard.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-25 12:41:38.118318+00 by: polly

georgia can take their case all the way to the supreme court, but based on prior cases for the same reasons, the supreme court will through the case out.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-26 00:58:00.322392+00 by: polly

ewww....bad grammer, "through" should be "THROW". my BAD!