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Old 08-01-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Only those companies and residents within the city limits should have the privilege of using Atlanta in their address. Not fair that Perimeter Center uses Atlanta, but does not pay City of Atlanta taxes.
It's so not fair. I mean, everyone in Mableton uses 30126, but the City of Mableton hasn't gotten a dime from ANY its residents in almost 100 years.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Only those companies and residents within the city limits should have the privilege of using Atlanta in their address. Not fair that Perimeter Center uses Atlanta, but does not pay City of Atlanta taxes.
Then I guess you're going to have to stop talking about all the big companies that "Atlanta" has, unless their headquarters are physically inside the city limits. So scratch off Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A, UPS, etc, from the list of big companies that you say "call Atlanta home".
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:47 PM
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I have never heard of that before.

But by your logic, it's a moot point anyway, you would say that they shouldn't be allowed to use Atlanta even now regardless of whether or not Tucker incorporates.

What, pre tel, then should they be using?
I can see where CQ is coming from, but there are a lot of places that don't really have official names. What would you call the area around Dekalb Industrial and Scott Blvd? Or the area between Northlake Mall and Oak Grove? I've never heard these areas called anything other than generic, unofficial names.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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WTF is wrong with you? Atlanta was hear way before the suburbs. This is the center of commerce for the state.
That is all am going to say about this, we are getting off subject and I don't wanna make cry baby AtlantaGreg mad.
Atlanta was founded in 1845. Marietta was formally incorporated in 1834. So that's one suburb older than Atlanta just in Cobb. It's even older than Marthasville (1843) or Terminus (1837), the two former names for the City of Atlanta.

The Atlanta metro is a strange beast. Post offices need to have names, though, and in many cases it just makes sense to call them Atlanta. I'm not sure who makes that decision. Possibly the US Postal Service.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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We could do away with the city designation and just use zip codes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:59 PM
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We could do away with the city designation and just use zip codes.
While we're at it, why not get rid of all names, period, and get bar codes tatood onto our necks.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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While we're at it, why not get rid of all names, period, and get bar codes tatood onto our necks.
I think that was next on the agenda right after the TSPLOST. That way they could duck-walk you onto the massive high speed rail system and easily be sure that all heads are accounted for. Then it's simple matter to transport everyone to their highrise cubicle in downtown Atlanta.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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I can see where CQ is coming from, but there are a lot of places that don't really have official names. What would you call the area around Dekalb Industrial and Scott Blvd? Or the area between Northlake Mall and Oak Grove? I've never heard these areas called anything other than generic, unofficial names.
Actually most of those areas have a 'Decatur' postal address rather than 'Atlanta', despite the act they are not within Decatur City limits (and they definitely don't pay city taxes).....
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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That's it! I'm going to write Atlanta Gas & Light and tell them that they don't have the right to serve me because I don't live in Atlanta. I guess that monopoly is going to have to die.

Then I can get a gas distributor that doesn't charge me such ridiculous pass-through charges!

I'm also going to demand that unless you are flying into a gate that encroaches on city of Atlant limits (and I'm not sure that any of them do), you can not use the ATL identifier for flying into Hartsfield.

"I can't believe how long it took to get to New York. I had a 3 hour layover when I changed planes in unincorporated Clayton county, Georgia!"
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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I lost quite a few brain cells reading the last half of this thread. 2 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
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