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Old Today, 10:02 AM
 
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They had an hour and 10 minute long tour of the Old Fourth Ward. That does not include time scheduled at PCM and the Beltline.

What the heck did they show them for over an hour in O4W outside these places? The fabulous cinder block art sculpture? The Medicaid waiting room at Atlanta Medical Center? Section 8 housing for warehouse workers on Boulevard?

I can't help but seriously wonder if the tour of Atlanta really showcased our city in its best light.

 
Old Today, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Time to close this thread now.
End of an Era if that happens.
 
Old Today, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Wow, Atlanta offered Amazon their own lounge at HJIA, and their own car on MARTA? Talk about kissing butt!!! LOL.
Like the other cities didn't do their share of sucking up. NOVA is renaming Crystal City for Amazon, for Gods sake.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...idents-n935796
 
Old Today, 11:16 AM
 
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Like the other cities didn't do their share of sucking up. NOVA is renaming Crystal City for Amazon, for Gods sake.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...idents-n935796
Crystal City was a BS name anyway.
 
Old Today, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Crystal City was a BS name anyway.
Well, I can't deny that. I kept expecting a gate with Munchkins there when I exited the METRO.
 
Old Today, 11:58 AM
 
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Crystal City was a BS name anyway.
It's better than National Landing. Bleh.
 
Old Today, 12:02 PM
 
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Topics expand and incorporate.

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I am okay with it. That's the way conversations work.

I didn't mean to just leave it like that. I know that I've seen a certain poster see me write things like "Good post" and said I am not contributing anything. I want to have respect for the person who created this thread because when I did my thread a week or two ago, I had to constantly keep it on Atlanta for fear of my thread being shut down.



Keeping it Atlanta-related, I just remember a few years ago how perturbed I was to hear how "progressive" riders (they only showed white people) are for using MARTA to get around. Many are young adults and students who are "being green" bla bla. I said to myself, how many black people ride Marta every day and not just the train but also the buses (when the news was talking about progressive, they meant more the train). Why is it they were never included in being progressive/more green? I understand that some must take Marta but still, credit should go where it's due and even if that was the argument, a good amount of black people who use Marta don't have to use Marta and so they should be included in the whole progressive/green conversation.



Reading the article about the background of a significant amount of the Portland, Minneapolis, etc. population, I felt something was left out. They are quite fortunate to have these progressive ideals as their people didn't have religion forced down their throats and weren't manipulated by religion in so many ways. That topic though, I won't get into.
 
Old Today, 12:07 PM
 
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It is, but we got here because you keep that article bookmarked to link to whenever cities like Austin, Portland, Denver, etc are mentioned.



I enjoyed the articles. I thought it was related to Atlanta because in its own way, Atlanta can be seen as progressive (and so no reason for a company like Amazon not to think we aren't) but the article basically discussed what made those cities progressive versus a city like Atlanta (whiteness).
 
Old Today, 12:13 PM
 
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I enjoyed the articles. I thought it was related to Atlanta because in its own way, Atlanta can be seen as progressive (and so no reason for a company like Amazon not to think we aren't) but the article basically discussed what made those cities progressive versus a city like Atlanta (whiteness).
An informative article no doubt, but I'm not sure if there's any real connection to be made to Amazon's choices.
 
Old Today, 12:14 PM
 
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Like the other cities didn't do their share of sucking up. NOVA is renaming Crystal City for Amazon, for Gods sake.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...idents-n935796
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