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Old 05-11-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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QOL is very subjective; it depends entirely on a person's needs and preferences.
Very True...What I stated is my opinion.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Paris
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Lord, yes! Thank you for saying this.

I have so been holding back saying this. For whatever reason, U.S. cities have to be "cosmopolitan" to be world class, but 509,029,200 other cities around the world lack any type of major diversity but are the golden standard.

Any brand, food, art, medical procedure, religious ceremony, or sexual fantasy I want can be found in Atlanta.

I can even ride the train around Atlanta or catch a flight to anywhere I want to from the airport.

People and their fascination of what is "world class" or not is dumb.

It's like saying Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and Maybach are the ultimate luxury cars (New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo)

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Jaguar are in the middle (LA, Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco, and Toronto)

and Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Cadillac, and Volvo are the left overs... (Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and DC)

They're all luxury cars and they pretty much give you the same experience should you be able to afford one.


ALL those cities will give you pretty much the same experience. Some just pile on in certain areas more than others.

And who's to say one cannot prefer an Infiniti to a Bentley?

Like I don't know what else to say.
I disagree with quite a bit of this, from both the cities and cars to "everything" being found in Atlanta. That being said, I agree 100% with your comment about preferences.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Paris
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The subject was branding, not virtues of each city.
New York is the obvious #1, because you'll see "NY" hats and shirts in every corner of the globe, and is known more than any city on Earth. Paris is probably #2.
This is what I originally had in mind as well, which is apparently not at all how they evaluated this though...
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland-Joliet
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Atlanta's skyline is seen by over 16 million people each week. I think it is recognizable from coast to coast at this point.

Nice try, though.
No even though you would like to believe ATL's skyline is recognizable its not recognizable. Sorry but that's the truth. It is in my opinion a cool skyline but it is not recognizable.

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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No...QOL is better in Los Angeles. I lived in Midtown ATL not too far from G Tech and Piedmont Park until 2011. I was not living there when the beltline was built but did go back this past summer and saw the great changes that are going on ITP. That being said, Los Angeles has a better quality of life...PERIOD! It really is the Weather that has a built in advantage over most cities in the US, and the Beaches and Hills up the ante some more. I'm not going on a day trip skiing in ATL, go hike, or go to the Beach when I feel like it. I also won't have access to the ethnic food options (don't get me started on ethnic food in ATL), Shopping, Festivals, Art, Outdoor activities, and nightlife that doesn't revolve the club scene like ATL. People will routinely mistake COL =QOL...but that is just not true for anybody that lives in a Cosmopolitan City.
California was/is bankrupt. Not to mention that Los Angeles County is the ultimate safe haven for illegals. Never mind the fact that SoCal is so expensive for the majority that it's almost unbelievable. Forget pointing out that California still has the 5th highest unemployment rate as reported in January of this year, on top of the exodus of businesses that seems to be picking up steam as the cost of doing business is ridiculous.

QOL better in LA than in GA? Chile, please... You been hit me back and say you meant San Francisco.

And you want to talk about Atlanta and point to festivals and of all things, weather? And vs Earthquake-Angeles at that? Or the fact that Atlanta is regionally known for its plethora of festivals?

No ethnic food in Atlanta?

Because International Village is nothing BUT a 8+ mile ethnic food and shopping corridor with a population straight from the seven corners of the Earth to Atlanta via Delta Airlines.

Nightlife in Atlanta all revolves around clubs?

Your whole little far fetched rant lets me know that you haven't set foot in Georgia, much less metropolitan Atlanta.

*dismissive hand wave*

Bye.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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No even though you would like to believe ATL's skyline is recognizable its not recognizable. Sorry but that's the truth.
Hahahahahaha.

You right.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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California was/is bankrupt. Not to mention that Los Angeles County is the ultimate safe haven for illegals. Never mind the fact that SoCal is so expensive for the majority that it's almost unbelievable. Forget pointing out that California still has the 5th highest unemployment rate as reported in January of this year, on top of the exodus of businesses that seems to be picking up steam as the cost of doing business is ridiculous.

QOL better in LA than in GA? Chile, please... You been hit me back and say you meant San Francisco.

And you want to talk about Atlanta and point to festivals and of all things, weather? And vs Earthquake-Angeles at that? Or the fact that Atlanta is regionally known for its plethora of festivals?

No ethnic food in Atlanta?

Because International Village is nothing BUT a 8+ mile ethnic food and shopping corridor with a population straight from the seven corners of the Earth to Atlanta via Delta Airlines.

Nightlife in Atlanta all revolves around clubs?

Your whole little far fetched rant lets me know that you haven't set foot in Georgia, much less metropolitan Atlanta.

*dismissive hand wave*

Bye.

The ****?...Went to school in the AUC and graduated. You sound like you haven't lived in LA. Can you not believe that LA has better festivals and better weather? Did I say ATL has no Ethnic foods? It does, but are we really going to compare ATL Ethnic foods to LA ethnic foods? C'mon man. The nightlife comment I will say is narrow. Yes, There is nightlife beyond clubs in ATL, and yes, it is one of the best in the US easily, but again, your comparing LA's Nightlife to ATL's.


Listen...Do not get butthurt cause I think LA is better than ATL. ATL is a great place too and It's not a bad place what so ever.

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Old 05-12-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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QOL better in LA than in GA? Chile, please... You been hit me back and say you meant San Francisco.
What does "Chile, please" mean? Someone referring to the country, or misspelling chili?

QOL is much better in California than in Georgia. Better weather, better job market, far more natural beauty, and far more demand.

Georgia is historically one of the poorest and least developed U.S. states, and while it has made significant strides (largely due to newcomers feeding Atlanta's growing sprawl), it still ranks low compared to most states in terms of safety, prosperity, health, education, economic opportunity and the like.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The ****?...Went to school in the AUC and graduated. You sound like you haven't lived in LA. Can you not believe that LA has better festivals and better weather? Did I say ATL has no Ethnic foods? It does, but are we really going to compare ATL Ethnic foods to LA ethnic foods? C'mon man. The nightlife comment I will say is narrow. Yes, There is nightlife beyond clubs in ATL, and yes, it is one of the best in the US easily, but again, your comparing LA's Nightlife to ATL's.


Listen...Do not get butthurt cause I think LA is better than ATL. ATL is a great place too and It's not a bad place what so ever.
Me, butt hurt? Never.

I simply pointed out that your assertions of Atlanta were inaccurate to say the least. You can prefer LA all day, baby. It's all about preference.

And for that reason, LA gets none from me.

And I still don't think you've set foot in GA.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What does "Chile, please" mean? Someone referring to the country, or misspelling chili?

QOL is much better in California than in Georgia. Better weather, better job market, far more natural beauty, and far more demand.

Georgia is historically one of the poorest and least developed U.S. states, and while it has made significant strides (largely due to newcomers feeding Atlanta's growing sprawl), it still ranks low compared to most states in terms of safety, prosperity, health, education, economic opportunity and the like.
Stay confused, and stop addressing me.

You want a response?

Here's one: BYE.

That's the best I got for stupidity as such above.
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