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Old 11-11-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: GA-TX
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"Bull****"? "Silly"? "Fabricated"? I think not.
Yes, no one can run errands during the week. That is why everything is "overcrowed".
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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You want to tar and feather me for my burn-in-hell sin of not inserting the clarifying adjective "among"? Ok, it's "among the worst in the nation [in the top 10]" not "the worst in the nation." Feel better/calmer now?
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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And while we're on the subject of "typo sins," what, praytell, does "overcrowed" mean?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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Here's more factual evidence to prove my comments re. the severity of Atlanta traffic woes, taken from atlantacommute.com, a site dedicated to improving the problem.:

"Atlanta is known for having the worst commute in America. Atlanta drivers spend more time in their cars, stuck in traffic than anywhere in the nation. Atlanta ranks second for cities with the worst traffic congestion, costing drivers 60 hours per year. Los Angeles made the top ranking for hours wasted in traffic congestion with 72 hours per year. So Atlanta... WE HAVE A PROBLEM! It is time for the drivers of Atlanta to make a stand and do something about our situation. Our intersections and interstate system is too crowded and improvements are slow coming. Atlanta traffic cripples your productivity and creates dangerous situations with road rage. This website [atlantacommute.com] is here for a valuable resource for [coping with] Atlanta's number one problem...the traffic."

And in case you can't put 2 and 2 together, one of the chief causes of "productivity-crippling" traffic and overcrowded interstates and intersections is -- wait for it -- Bingo!: An overcrowded city in terms of population.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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I absolutely get what the OP is saying about the traffic. Why are you all so harsh on her?

Is living near a MARTA station an option?
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: GA-TX
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And in case you can't put 2 and 2 together, one of the chief causes of "productivity-crippling" traffic and overcrowded interstates and intersections is -- wait for it -- Bingo!: An overcrowded city in terms of population.
If that were the case every city as big or bigger than Atlanta would have worst or just as bad traffic. . LA has worse traffic issues for the same reason as Atlanta but "overcrowding" is not it.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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You mean you noticed? But she was being so subtle...NOT! A few logical potential explanations:
a) she lives a sheltered and pampered life so is not affected by the negatives of Atlanta (read: independently-wealthy Pollyanna); b) she works in the real estate industry or chamber of commerce or has family or friends who do and doesn't want the truth about Atlanta's many cons to be known because it would affect their bottom line, or c) she's just not very bright.

I suspect b) is the reality. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to quickly notice in the forums those who staunchly refuse to take off the rose-colored glasses whenever anyone posts anything negative about a particular city or region. Nice try.

Here's a great docuclip about Atlanta that just *happened* to fall into my lap:
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbzJ-o3Fe90
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Thornrose
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Yes Atlanta does have some of the worst traffic in the country. Comparable to DC which is close to me. I have experienced Atlanta traffic and it is nothing short of epic. And the city itself is dense. Not NYC dense, but dense nonetheless.

Anyways, skip NC and check out Virginia. Places like the Shenandoah Valley(Roanoke, Lexington, Staunton, Wanesboro, Harrisonburg, Winchester), Charlottesville, Richmond, Hampton Roads, and possibly closer in to DC with places like Fredericksbrg or Culpeper.

Moderate politics, friendly open minded people(not all, but where will everyone be open minded anywhere?), four distinct seasons, close to DC and other northeast cities without having to deal with them on a daily basis, and tons of history dating back from before the Revolutionary war. It's not all civil war despite what some say.

But in either case good luck with your search!
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