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There is a section called The Vent in the AJC newspaper.  This appears to be a section where people can let off steam.  Someone submited this observation....

During the heat wave, Fox reported they have cooling-down stations around Atlanta for the poor and homeless.  Here's the kicker: They said they would be posting the locations on their Web sites.

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Comments

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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:46 pm
That statement should have been in quotes. Sorry. Those were the writers words not mine. So what do you think about homeless and poor people using their computers to find out where these cooling down stations are?
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:49 pm
That statement should have been in quotes to reflect the writers words. Sorry.
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:49 pm
That statement should have been in quotes to reflect the writers words. Sorry.
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:50 pm
That statement should have been in quotes to reflect the writers words. Sorry.
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:50 pm
That statement should have been in quotes to reflect the writers words. Sorry.
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:50 pm
That statement should have been in quotes to reflect the writers words. Sorry.
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:50 pm
That statement should have been in quotes to reflect the writers words. Sorry.
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:52 pm
Not the first time my posts have been stalled then repeatedly posted....
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cashinnComment by cashinn - August 31, 2007, 9:53 pm
Not the first time my posts have been stalled then repeatedly posted.... i guess this one will too.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 1, 2007, 3:13 pm
Sometimes it takes a few seconds to post and people click on "add comment" more than once. Just guessing, since I'm far from a computer geek.

Anyway, I really like your post. I remember when I bought my first computer and it crashed. I kept calling for cust serv and getting "for faster service, visit us ONLINE at www.just-try-to-reach-us.com" LOL Seriously, I agree with you 100%. When Katrina hit, many people who (a) had to report to work and (b) didn't have a car were criticized for staying. Then when those who evacuated were dying inside from lack of air, water and food, they were being criticized. I kept asking myself "for what?" The gang members & looters who were shooting at police & helicopters and setting fires were violent criminals and should have been shot on site. But pointing the finger at victims of poverty was ignorant (and often racist.) I thought of this because I remember the news reporting web sites for people to get help if they were stranded without power.   

Sorry to go off on a tangent! Good post. You don't see too many homeless people walking around with laptops with wireless connections.
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Comment by pacattack05 - September 1, 2007, 6:12 pm
I guess they would have to walk to their nearest library and go online...lol
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cashinnComment by cashinn - September 1, 2007, 7:36 pm
No problem jxp, the article did come out of the newspaper section called the vent.....lol
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cashinnComment by cashinn - September 1, 2007, 7:41 pm
Hey pack...sorry to hear about your pc...u were missed. Back to business....the library is a good choice if they lost their lap top...lol. We have to give them credit for trying.
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Comment by pacattack05 - September 1, 2007, 7:46 pm
Thanx cashinn, but what do you mean if they lost their laptop? The homeless losing their laptop?...lol
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cashinnComment by cashinn - September 2, 2007, 7:27 pm
U are not the only one who can make a funny....lol.....The homeless losing their laptop is about as reasonable as expecting them to check some new stations web site for a cooling off station. Fox made a good try at helping the homeless and poor. Their effort needed a little more thought on how to disseminate the information to the people they were trying to help.

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