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Old 06-04-2010, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Exactly, Lovin! I was thinking the same thing...it's so funny what Northeasterners do/say to make themselves feel better about where they live.
I made myself refrain from a response to those comments...but it was difficult.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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I did notice the comment about MIT being way above Ga Tech's league. Yet, if you go here Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report and click through all the choices of engineering specialties at schools offering doctorates, MIT and Ga Tech are close together in the top 10 in almost every category, with Ga Tech outranking MIT in some cases. Big difference!

I know these popular rankings are not a be-all and end-all but still, they're an indication. Considering that Tech, unlike MIT, is a public university and very affordable for in-state students in particular, I think we Georgia residents are lucky to have this option. I just hope the state is able to ease up on the budget cuts for education (at all levels) soon.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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I did notice the comment about MIT being way above Ga Tech's league. Yet, if you go here Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report and click through all the choices of engineering specialties at schools offering doctorates, MIT and Ga Tech are close together in the top 10 in almost every category, with Ga Tech outranking MIT in some cases. Big difference!

I know these popular rankings are not a be-all and end-all but still, they're an indication. Considering that Tech, unlike MIT, is a public university and very affordable for in-state students in particular, I think we Georgia residents are lucky to have this option. I just hope the state is able to ease up on the budget cuts for education (at all levels) soon.

Yes.


People don't realize how lucky we are to live in a state with such high-quality public universities...
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Midtown, Atlanta
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Yes.


People don't realize how lucky we are to live in a state with such high-quality public universities...
Exactly: education education education. That is the most important investment this state can make in itself. Nothing empowers and improves a place like a set of enlightened citizenry.In these times of budget cuts, nothing angers me more than seeing teachers, school budgets, and entire schools being reduced and eliminated. What does this say about our state, especially when we are already at the bottom of school rankings? But by all means, yes, please allocate $10 million for a college football hall of fame. Great to see where priorities are under the Gold Dome.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Yes.

Some of the comments (from the Boston Globe and the AJC Blog) echoed the truth though...

1. The impossibility of buying a house in Boston Metro unless you inherit.

2. The lack of very high-quality public universities in Mass.

3. Boston--for students or the rich. Anyone in between--not a smart place to live.

4. The over-regulation of many things--especially land use.


*Boston Metro benefits from having a large influx of students every year (replenish--some end up staying by default upon graduating). Otherwise, I think the population would start dropping fast.
Agreed. Some of the reasons I moved to the Atlanta area from Massachusetts.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: a warmer place
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The comments after the article were pretty comical. After living in Massachusetts for 3 1/2 years and being a Notherner by birth....I would never live there again. The winter weather is unbearable. When it isn't snowing it is raining or icing. You can "walk" through the streets of Boston and in a week or two realize that no one you passed made eye contact with you or said a word. I'll take the friendly, polite population in Atlanta anyday over the cold weather and even colder people (we referred to them as craggy).
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I love the comments below the article...it's the same kind of Northeastern elitism that you see on here. "Five Corners"...LOL.
LOL.I read that too....So much snobbery.Meanwhille Atlanta just keeps on getting better and better.Atlanta's not perfect but a "dump" and all sprawl;it is not.They are kidding themselves.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The comments after the article were pretty comical. After living in Massachusetts for 3 1/2 years and being a Notherner by birth....I would never live there again. The winter weather is unbearable. When it isn't snowing it is raining or icing. You can "walk" through the streets of Boston and in a week or two realize that no one you passed made eye contact with you or said a word. I'll take the friendly, polite population in Atlanta anyday over the cold weather and even colder people (we referred to them as craggy).
The last time I was up there, I made an innocent comment to an older store clerk that "it was a nice day." His snarky response - "To you maybe!"
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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The last time I was up there, I made an innocent comment to an older store clerk that "it was a nice day." His snarky response - "To you maybe!"
Ah come on. ALL of America is chirpy "have a nice day". Atlanta, Boston, LA, whatever. We're overestimating the differences just a bit here, don't you think?

Not to take any position on the original article, but I would say there's plenty of rudeness to go around right here in the sometimes clannish South.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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The last time I was up there, I made an innocent comment to an older store clerk that "it was a nice day." His snarky response - "To you maybe!"
Well, I'll jump in though and say you just hit one guy who was having a bad day. People in New England are not generally rude or impolite, in fact the contrary is true.

What is true though is that you will not find the same idle chit chat that you'll find down south. When you go to the grocery store, the clerk generally doesn't ask or care how you're doing. Strangers don't say hello when passing on the street, etc. That's not rudeness but just a difference in culture.
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