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Old 10-19-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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Yeah, but that "cost of living" is comprised of the newest iPhone, daily Starbucks visits, eating out every day for lunch, or shopping at sky-high grocery stores like Whole Foods and even publix.
Do you really think that most cost of living calculations are using iPhones and specialty grocers as the base line? Do you think that regular wages have kept up with actual base cost of living over the past 40 years?
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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No other American city has the amount of daily car-jackings, smash-n-grabs (possibly invented in Atlanta), sliders (for sure an Atlanta innovation) and just plain armed robbery (we're 3rd highest nationwide) than Atlanta.

It's frustrating when natives or long-time Atlantans attribute our rampant crime to "part of living in a big city" and assuming other major American cities are no different.

They are different with far less of these inhuman acts on a daily basis.

You'd think that major retailers' insurance premiums would be off the charts for their Atlanta locations, just like our car insurance is because of car theft prevalence here.
Oh, come now. That's not even close to correct.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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Back on topic, please.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:32 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Since when did Coweta County become "the Southside"? I grew up in the real Southside (Southwest Atlanta, Southeast Atlanta, East Point, College Park, Hapeville, South Dekalb, and Clayton County) and I had to look up where Sharpsburg even was.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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No other American city has the amount of daily car-jackings, smash-n-grabs (possibly invented in Atlanta), sliders (for sure an Atlanta innovation) and just plain armed robbery (we're 3rd highest nationwide) than Atlanta.

It's frustrating when natives or long-time Atlantans attribute our rampant crime to "part of living in a big city" and assuming other major American cities are no different.

They are different with far less of these inhuman acts on a daily basis.

You'd think that major retailers' insurance premiums would be off the charts for their Atlanta locations, just like our car insurance is because of car theft prevalence here.
Nearly all Southern cities are violent, if we’re being honest. Outside of maybe Raleigh, and Tampa. But maybe because Atlanta caters to a certain demographic more so than others is the reason. But then again, Nashville overwhelming caters to the exact opposite demographic and it’s a violent and dangerous city too. In fact Tennessee is one of the most violent states if my memory serves me correctly.

So what do you think the reason is? The water?

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Since when did Coweta County become "the Southside"? I grew up in the real Southside (Southwest Atlanta, Southeast Atlanta, East Point, College Park, Hapeville, South Dekalb, and Clayton County) and I had to look up where Sharpsburg even was.
I wholeheartedly agree with your comment on the Southside. But in a metropolis like Atlanta that’s ever growing and changing, definitions change. Especially arbitrary ones. It’s kind of annoying to be quite honest.

I know Mutiny (if I recall correctly) got under my skin a few years ago when I referred East Point and College Park as SWATS and he tried to correct me. I had to hold my tongue. I like 77 tho.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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Since you seem to have memory difficulties, I'm quoting you.

"How about we all be honest the reason why these types of crime throughout Metro Atlanta is the lackadaisical nature of people acting as if not locking their homes, vehicles, and keeping a clean car without values or items of interest in plain sight inside their vehicles. Which are systemic of the region's constant and rapidly growing affordability gap between salaries and cost of living for the average professional and households??

Lackadaisical? You are blaming the victims and now failing to remember you did it. Your second sentence doesn't change your initial attack on the victims.

Again, this type of thinking being so prevalent is why Atlanta officials don't deal with the crime problem.
Or traffic/transit or corruption or a host of other issues.
Uh-kay...
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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I still don't see how some yahoo hiding out in a Costco is reflective of the good people on the southside of the ATL.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I still don't see how some yahoo hiding out in a Costco is reflective of the good people on the southside of the ATL.
Agree, arjay57. I can understand the OP's frustration, but not an accurate portrayal in my opinion. I know many great people from the South Metro.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, GA
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Coweta County became the southside when a good number of people from Jonesboro, College Park, and Hapeville moved there. Now, you have people moving down to Moreland, and Meriwether county. The cycle never ends.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:23 PM
 
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Why the Southside Can't Have Nice Things
Don't be so down on the Southside.

The seemingly more upscale affluent Northside (and northern suburbs) has problems keeping nice things, too...

A jewelry store in Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Gwinnett had $200k worth of jewelry stolen during a smash-and-grab robbery back in April...
"$200K worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves"

That while the even farther-out Northeastside suburban shopping mecca, the Mall of Georgia, has a history of crime incidents inside the mall. This article talks about a couple of robberies that occurred inside of the mall almost a decade ago...
"Arrests Made in Mall of Georgia Armed Robberies... Two men charged with multiple counts of armed robbery." (Dacula Patch, 30 Mar 2011)

One should not feel bad about the brand new Costco being hit with retail crime when the seemingly more upscale and more affluent Northside (which has more population and more development) appears to be an even bigger target for retail crime than the Southside.
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