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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Im just saying why does no one ever give Florida credit for what came OUT of Florida. Why must people say everything is influenced by ATL?

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Old 12-29-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I'm with you. Atlanta does not influence Florida (except some parts closer to the Georgia border).
 
Old 12-29-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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^ I agree.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The Atlanta influence basically stops once you hit Daytona Beach-Orlando. But there is a sphere of influence in the panhandle (especially Tallahassee) east to Jacksonville. But once you hit Orlando, Atlanta's influence fades significantly and by the time you hit West Palm Beach, it's not on the radar.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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The Atlanta influence basically stops once you hit Daytona Beach-Orlando. But there is a sphere of influence in the panhandle (especially Tallahassee) east to Jacksonville. But once you hit Orlando, Atlanta's influence fades significantly and by the time you hit West Palm Beach, it's not on the radar.
I agree completely. Even when the rest of Florida loved the Atlanta Braves back before there was ever a Florida MLB franchise (other than spring training), South Florida stood in open defiance and rooted for New York teams. I always thought that was a pretty interesting way of showing where Atlanta's influence stopped in the Sunshine State.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Richmond. Atlanta is too full of Yankee transplants.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 12:40 AM
 
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Richmond. Atlanta is too full of Yankee transplants.
Richmond? You have give some reasons for that answer. I would think that VA have more Northerners than ATL (Atlanta's well balanced as far as transplants goes).
 
Old 12-30-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Yet again, you have absolutely NO idea what you are talking about. Atlanta has influence over a lot of these cities, but I realize talking to you about anything serious is like talking to a toaster.

Let me put this on a base level you may understand. Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Birmingham, Nashville and New Orleans would fail without Atlanta due to the simple fact that the Federal Reserve Bank of ATLANTA supplies them with $$$$$. Does that help any?

And as far as Florida not coming under Atlantas influence, I suggest you rethink that one. Not one city in Florida can make any kind of move concerning anything related to the Federal Government without first running it by the regional honchos that are based in - Atlanta!

Care to hear more?
They would transfer the Federal reserve back to New Orleans, or give it to Charlotte since it is a banking center of down to Miami or to Nashville no biggie there. Atlanta thinks because it gets new skyscrapers and gets a reality show that it is the Paris, Rome, NYC, LA,Berlin and Tokyo all rolled into one of the south. Atlanta if I were you i would be worried about the Piedmont area and Charlotte and Nashvile gaining on you.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They would transfer the Federal reserve back to New Orleans, or give it to Charlotte since it is a banking center of down to Miami or to Nashville no biggie there. Atlanta thinks because it gets new skyscrapers and gets a reality show that it is the Paris, Rome, NYC, LA,Berlin and Tokyo all rolled into one of the south. Atlanta if I were you i would be worried about the Piedmont area and Charlotte and Nashvile gaining on you.

What the hell are you babbling about? The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has branch offices in Miami, Jacksonville, Birmingham, Nashville and New Orleans. "They" that you speak of would not transfer anything back to anywhere. The Bank is here and those other cities depend on it for monetary supervision and regulation, check processing and getting infusions of $$$$$. Get it?

A bunch of new skyscrapers and a reality show makes 5+ million people think they are now on the level of Paris, Rome, NYC, etc? LOL!!!!!!
That sounds more like something you would claim for San Antonio or Austin.

Get a clue.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I understand. But I was responding to somone that said ATL has a major influence over FLA which is not true. Florida is doing fine for itself, and ATL has absolutely nothing to do with that. You're right maybe the panhandle but the rest of the state including Dayotona Beach on down has not been influenced by ATL. ATL has set no trends down in Florida. Nothing down here remotely reminds me of ATL.
You just don't get it, and obviously you pick and choose which subject to respond to. Regardless of what you may think or your opinion that Atlanta has no influence over Florida, it does, and in a huge way.

If you would re-read what I posted, I said that on a Federal Government level, Atlanta OWNS Florida. How hard is that to understand? Every single Federal agency that touches your life in you live in Florida (with the exception of NASA) is HQ'd regionally in Atlanta. Atlanta is the de facto FEDERAL CITY for the Southeast, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We're talking everything from the FDIC to the FAA, HUD, EPA, Justice Department, FBI, DEA, ICE, etc.

Remember the circus that was the Elian Gonzolez case? Where was the final stop prior to the Supreme Court once the case left Florida? Yea, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Downtown Atlanta.

Does that make things a little more clear?
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