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Old 10-05-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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Dude just man up and realize that you really are trying to fit atl in a spot that it really doesnt belong...i mean there shouldnt even be an argument concerning the fact that atl isnt anywhere near the fifth most important city in the country
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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YOU.forgot to add it to your reply post
thank YOU; I must've missed it. We'll just agree to disagree.

It's past my bedtime
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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No reason to be jealous he made better points then you did through about 50 more posts. It is just hard to read but I guess I could've sent it privately to him so I'll remove it. However it is late and I'm tired so my tolerance does drop.

And if you must know, the most important cities to defend according to the government are: DC, NYC, LA, Chicago, Norfolk (though you can reasonably group Norfolk with DC, so Boston would most likely be next).
Sorry, but I'm a Texan and jealousy doesn't run in my blood. I'm above jealousy. If the government said that than why are we even debating this??? Show me proof.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Dude just man up and realize that you really are trying to fit atl in a spot that it really doesnt belong...i mean there shouldnt even be an argument concerning the fact that atl isnt anywhere near the fifth most important city in the country
DUDE..If that is your answer then make an educated appeal to why you think not.I gave mine.If you can't dispute the facts then MOVE ON!!How about that?
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Sorry, but I'm a Texan and jealousy doesn't run in my blood. I'm above jealousy. If the government said that than why are we even debating this??? Show me proof.
Thought you were going to bed?LOL!!
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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You havent given any reasons worth consideration......atl's GDP isnt anywhere near nyc la chi dc and atl isnt a heavy hitter in the energy dept like houston....what are you doing that no other city is doing or cant do right now? nothing
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Georgia also has the port of Brunswick as well,but it does not matter.Its fair that Houston has a huge port .I only brought that up to make you realize what I said about logistics.Even though the port of Savannah and Brunswick are not in the city.The Airport benefits from those large container ports.Savannah and Brunswick have risen so fast because they have spent millions (and more to come)dredging the Savannah River to handle the biggest boats.Thats why those reports are dated att the rate of these ports growth has been higher than anywhere in the country.Why do you think cargo in Atlanta(Airport) has increased so much?In 2004 it had the largest increase in cargo shipments after Anchorage Al,and it ranks 10th behind NYC,Chicago and Miami to name the largest cities.

In fact,many companies(particulararly automotive) are setting up international headquarters,expanding current facilities or a creating a presence in Atlanta because of Savannah/Brunswick.

Read this on the role of the ports and Atlanta.Then click on the airport info.
All about Logistics and Atlanta rank.
Atlanta Logistics Innovation Council
Well good for Savannah/Brunswick. The Georgia cost still doesn't compete with Houston and it's surrounding port cities. Houston is not only as THE major port for Texas and the I/35 corridor, but also the Southern part of the Midwest, and any region that is geographically closer to the Texas coast than any other port. It also serves as the major import and export for Texas's oil and natural gas industry. It will remain in the top three for a very long time no matter what is being built in Savannah or Brunswick. The fact is that Atlanta has benefited as having the nations third largest air traffic because of it's geographic location, Houston has benefited as being the nations third large port for the same region. And in addition, Houston's George Bush Continental is the nation's 8th busiest airport in the nation as far as passengers and that number is only going to increase with time. And that's not even including Hobby. Continental Airlines is also located in Houston. here is some information on the Houston airport system:

Houston Airport System

The numbers are not as large as Atlanta, but the point being that Houston's metro has one of the world's largest seaports and airports.
Atlanta may be grown, but so is Houston. Any growth in Atlanta is going to not have to surpass Houston's current status but future growth as well and that is not going to happen anytime soon.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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You havent given any reasons worth consideration......atl's GDP isnt anywhere near nyc la chi dc and atl isnt a heavy hitter in the energy dept like houston....what are you doing that no other city is doing or cant do right now? nothing
Go back and read and consider the facts that were provided instead of being emotional ,and maybe you would know why.Atlanta ranks highly in several categories.Being influential is more than ONE thing.All things have to be considered in all areas.I gave a detailed reason why,if all you can say is still nothing than thats YOUR opinion.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Well good for Savannah/Brunswick. The Georgia cost still doesn't compete with Houston and it's surrounding port cities. Houston is not only as THE major port for Texas and the I/35 corridor, but also the Southern part of the Midwest, and any region that is geographically closer to the Texas coast than any other port. It also serves as the major import and export for Texas's oil and natural gas industry. It will remain in the top three for a very long time no matter what is being built in Savannah or Brunswick. The fact is that Atlanta has benefited as having the nations third largest air traffic because of it's geographic location, Houston has benefited as being the nations third large port for the same region. And in addition, Houston's George Bush Continental is the nation's 8th busiest airport in the nation as far as passengers and that number is only going to increase with time. And that's not even including Hobby. Continental Airlines is also located in Houston. here is some information on the Houston airport system:

Houston Airport System

The numbers are not as large as Atlanta, but the point being that Houston's metro has one of the world's largest seaports and airports.
Atlanta may be grown, but so is Houston. Any growth in Atlanta is going to not have to surpass Houston's current status but future growth as well and that is not going to happen anytime soon.
Being the 8th busiest is nothing (which is not true)Its 16th.With 50million less than ATL and Dallas(maybe you meant it at #7) is bigger but still 33,000 less.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_busiest_airports_by_passenger_traffic

The thing is you and some others are trying to make a case individually for certain things Houston or any other city beats Atlanta inThat however is not the question.The question was on a national scale importance.That is open to interpretation.If there was a biological attack somewhere in the U.S.Atlanta would probably be important.Some say Houston is important because of energy(oil)well I agree.But so is Anchorage,and New Orleans.To some Houston is still more important.i'm not saying they are wrong.I'm just saying I do not agree more so than what I think Atlanta is in different areas of importance.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:40 AM
 
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Emotional? really lol how can your city be fifth most important in the country and with all you've mentioned in your previous post you still haven't bested houston.....airport? Yeah ok that's nice but cola doesn't pick up the slack lmao
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