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Old 05-26-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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I thought the same thing... since I been on here they fight against anything dealing with Atlanta.. You would think there was enough going on in the Texas boards. being there so many big cities there. But we always appreciate the love the texans give us when they visit our forum...

Shout out too JLuke Scarface713 Al green Spade and westbanknola ( not from Texas but he will ride or die with the texas posters.. These are the ones you will constantly see in Atlanta forum or any thread dealing with Atlanta.... I wonder why

DEAD. I am dying laughing over here. It turns into a bloodbath over in the City vs. City threads. I've fought the good fight myself many times. And when confronted, many of them try to play all coy and innocent as if they weren't the ones who stirred it up in the first place. I don't know why certain posters from there seem to almost enjoy trying to put Atlanta in it's place. I respect Dallas and Houston as regional powerhouses in the South and peers of Atlanta. Many of the Texan posters, particularly from Houston seem to be almost insulted that they are being compared to us. You'd think they'd be too busy fighting amongst themselves to waste their time on lil ol' Atlanta. But it's so nice to know we're thought of. Dogs don't bark at parked cars after all.


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Old 05-26-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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DEAD. I am dying laughing over here. It turns into a bloodbath over in the City vs. City threads. I've fought the good fight myself many times. And when confronted, many of them try to play all coy and innocent as if they weren't the ones who stirred it up in the first place. I don't know why certain posters from there seem to almost enjoy trying to put Atlanta in it's place. I respect Dallas and Houston as regional powerhouses in the South and peers of Atlanta. Many of the Texan posters, particularly from Houston seem to be almost insulted that they are being compared to us. You'd think they'd be too busy fighting amongst themselves to waste their time on lil ol' Atlanta. But it's so nice to know we're thought of. Dogs don't bark at parked cars after all.


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lol please say this isn't about me. c'mon grindin, you know good and well i've stood up for atlanta and came to its defense plenty of times.

sometimes i visit the atlanta forum. i've been to the city several times, love it, have family there, and know enough about it that i'm able to participate in several of the discussions. i don't come here looking to start stuff, people. GRINDIN...sir..every now and again i see your head pop up in the texas forums lol
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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lol please say this isn't about me. c'mon grindin, you know good and well i've stood up for atlanta and came to its defense plenty of times.

sometimes i visit the atlanta forum. i've been to the city several times, love it, have family there, and know enough about it that i'm able to participate in several of the discussions. i don't come here looking to start stuff, people. GRINDIN...sir..every now and again i see your head pop up in the texas forums lol
Yes, you're pretty fair and even-handed about Atlanta, and it's appreciated Though the Texan in you won't let you come over ALL the way over to the dark side . I promise we aren't all crazy over here, Scout's Honor.

And yes, I do pop over to the Texas forums sometimes. Most of the posts there are pretty informative and I have expressed curiosity about moving to the state before and there is a large contingent of posters that are pretty knowledgeable and helpful and are eager to answer questions. Looks like if a move to DC doesn't happen, I may venture to the "dark side" myself, LOL.

But it's really the City vs City forums where the gloves come off and it turns into a bloodbath from time to time . I've come running and screaming from there with my tail between my legs and licking my wounds myself, but I've delivered a few pre-emptive strikes and and sent others running for the hills myself. Just another day on C-D.

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Yes, you're pretty fair and even-handed about Atlanta, and it's appreciated Though the Texan in you won't let you come over ALL the way over to the dark side . I promise we aren't all crazy over here, Scout's Honor.

And yes, I do pop over to the Texas forums sometimes. Most of the posts there are pretty informative and I have expressed curiosity about moving to the state before and there is a large contingent of posters that are pretty knowledgeable and helpful and are eager to answer questions. Looks like if a move to DC doesn't happen, I may venture to the "dark side" myself, LOL.


But it's really the City vs City forums where the gloves come off and it turns into a bloodbath from time to time . I've come running and screaming from there with my tail between my legs and licking my wounds myself, but I've delivered a few pre-emptive strikes and and sent others running for the hills myself. Just another day on C-D.
i am a proud texan, but it's that georgia/south carolina blood in my veins that allows me to side with atlanta sometimes ...and like i've said once or twice before, a move to atlanta is something i think about occasionally (usually when i'm sick of these furnace temps and short trees lol). but if i did ever come out there, you best believe i'm gonna have my gas guzzling suv with my texas decals and tags, blasting UGK while i'm doing 70 on 285 lol
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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did i miss something?
Al you never miss a beat
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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DEAD. I am dying laughing over here. It turns into a bloodbath over in the City vs. City threads. I've fought the good fight myself many times. And when confronted, many of them try to play all coy and innocent as if they weren't the ones who stirred it up in the first place. I don't know why certain posters from there seem to almost enjoy trying to put Atlanta in it's place. I respect Dallas and Houston as regional powerhouses in the South and peers of Atlanta. Many of the Texan posters, particularly from Houston seem to be almost insulted that they are being compared to us. You'd think they'd be too busy fighting amongst themselves to waste their time on lil ol' Atlanta. But it's so nice to know we're thought of. Dogs don't bark at parked cars after all.


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LOL I dont have much experience on here but I have went to alot of threads and scene those particular names in every Atlanta thread... It could be Atlanta vs Hawaii and bam there they are.... They have more post in CIty vs City than any post in The texas forum... I know they wake up in the morning and say City data city data city data city data lol... Let me stop anyways I think that Charlotte and Atlanta are good places for him, I think Atlant aouwld be better if he is looking for more options for city activities
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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lol please say this isn't about me. c'mon grindin, you know good and well i've stood up for atlanta and came to its defense plenty of times.

sometimes i visit the atlanta forum. i've been to the city several times, love it, have family there, and know enough about it that i'm able to participate in several of the discussions. i don't come here looking to start stuff, people. GRINDIN...sir..every now and again i see your head pop up in the texas forums lol
HAHA.LOL(Simpsons)
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:39 AM
 
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Oddly enough I have the same dilemma (except I'm 22, single, and have no kids). I've lived in Atlanta and love it (but that was from a college student in the city view). From a parent's view things that may not have been know are Atlanta's has the largest amount of child trafficking in the U.S. (last I heard), there's a lot of problems with staph infections among children (which is highest in Atlanta), and Georgia public schools aren't the best (in the city). On the plus side if you move to some place like Alpharetta which is more of the suburbs of Atlanta I think it's wonderful for children, there's a lot to do not only for children, but also for adults! A lot of cultural activities as well. The crime is about like any where else. And as a young black professional you'll be accepted with open arms! I don't know much about Charlotte though, but it seems about the same (just smaller).

If you're worried about jobs I suggest Arlington especially with a family. Arlington is growing rapidly and have plenty of jobs. If you go to Mansfield it's very family friendly and with the football stadium down the street it's growing fast!
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:01 AM
 
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Although I've lived all over the U.S., I've lived in the city of Atlanta for 10 years and in the suburbs for 6. I've attended college, and have worked downtown utilizing mass transit every day for 5 years. I would argue that the city of Atlanta lacks diversity, unless you consider half poor black and half white upper class diverse. There is a cold war between the classes that stymies progress within the core and to the region. Atlanta is trying very hard to be a "black" destination rather than a destination for true diversity. Prepare to deal with racially charged city elections and to be profiled based on your skin color, not your character or qualifications. You're white or you're black, even if you're Asian or Indian. It's a trivial thing to be judged by, but it's the moral code in Atlanta. This applies to the courtroom, in public, at educational institutions and especially on transit. The suburbs to the NE however are more diverse. Gwinnett County has a prominent Asian, Latino, and Eurasian populace as well as white and black of varied income levels. Dekalb County to the east is also a fairly diverse area that attracts an international community. The more educated suburban areas such as Alpharetta, Duluth and East Cobb don't seem to have the black/white 5 mile mindset that I've experienced in the city. Atlanta has room for progress as far as diversity goes when compared to Kansas City, Denver and Cleveland.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:57 AM
 
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I live in Charlotte, originally from New York City. There really is nothing to do in Charlotte, I am 51 yrs old and is bored out of my mind. My 32 year old son hate to vist me here. There is little to no night life, not much culturally to do. I found that although people are friendly, the keep to themselves. As for the job market, IT SUCKS! After 9 years in Charlotte, Im leaving to go to Atlanta. Housing is great, for your price range you can get a great big house, however, Charlotte job market does not pay well. Jobs are hard to find. And, for the last 2 years, Charlotte have been laying off teachers. Schools are OK, but if you are not really ready to sit in your back yard and be still, Charlotte is not the place.
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