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Old 07-02-2019, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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I must have hit a soft spot in view of the above response, urbanmyth.

There are now 2 posts on the record in this Georgia-based forum thread read in which you have denigrated Georgia.

I'm not here to play a game of one-upsmanship & will still refrain from knocking North Carolina while I instead firstoff suggest a study of the meanings of "subjective" & "objective" as well as a practice in using them accurately.

As for example, in my earlier post I pointed out the specific examples in which you had used the terminology, "...the best", "best" & "..the most history", to describe factors that supposedly were against Georgia. Those are "subjective" terms & words.

On another topic, demographics are a hobby of mine so I'll suggest the taking of a second look at the Georgia state population and the metro Atlanta population followed by a simple strip out of the second figure so as to correctly recalculate the Georgia population outside of metro Atlanta. Hint: It's not 3.8 million & the equivalent of Connecticut. The correct state equivalents are found in my earlier-on post of June 21.

Georgia's history is long, rich and varied. Through my reading & studying of it, I came to know the era & reasoning behind Georgia's long ago initial use of "The Empire State of the South" as a logo. But I have never heard Georgia called "the Peach Tree State". "Peach State", yes. (see below)

It's akin to quibbling to criticize the logos & commonly used descriptors one state has used, especially when it's based on an agricultural reference.

I've lived in Georgia for 40 years & know that Georgia is far from perfect. I have criticized it in various thread postings over the years, including one in this same "Now the big one: Warnermedia..." thread. But in reviewing your initial post here from June 21st, I will say that I would never similarly thrust myself into a thread on another state forum with my guns blazing with inaccuracies & what some might call ***** shots made against that state.

Georgia is known as the “Peach State” because of the growers' reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. The peach became the official state fruit in 1995.
source: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/museum/html/state_fruit.html[

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Old 07-03-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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Boycott Georgia. Not that there's really much to Georgia outside it's capital compared to any other states in the South. Florida and the Carolinas have the best beaches, North Carolina has the best mountains, Virginia has the most history. Georgia has the most... connecting airline passengers? The Georgia legislature did a bone headed thing, hopefully North Carolina is smart enough to take back the industry it's state legislature handed to Georgia.
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Thank you for your subjective opinion. The coastline of Georgia is 1000 miles shorter than North Carolina and most of it is swamp. "Mountain of Georgia"? Your 5 tallest are big hills. The first number is actual elevation, the second is the topographic prominence.

1 Brasstown Bald 4,784 ft 2,108 ft
2 Rabun Bald 4,696 ft 1,016 ft
3 Dick's Knob 4,600 ft 160 ft
4 Hightower Bald 4,568 ft 808 ft
5 Wolfpen Ridge 4,561 ft 201 ft

1 Mount Mitchell 6,684 ft 6,094 ft
2 Mount Craig 6,647 ft 285 ft
3 Clingmans Dome 6,643 ft 4,505 ft
4 Mount Guyot 6,621 ft 1,581 ft
5 Balsam Cone 6,600 ft 360 ft

NC and Georgia has the same number of Fortune 1000 companies with the move of Suntrust and Honeywell to Charlotte.

NC has 6 cities with more than 200,000; Georgia has 1.

The fact that over half of your state's GDP is in just one city, and the capital city to boot, is kind of sad for the rest of your state. Macon, Columbus had to merge with their counties to realize any population gain. The 3.8 million left over in Georgia is about the population of Connecticut.

As far as arrogance goes, Georgia walks away with that prize. "Empire State of the South"? "Peach Tree" State? South Carolina produces more peaches.

Georgia and North Carolina are running neck and neck in most regards, but when it comes to geography and natural features, there's no contest.
Why are you turning this into a pi**ing contest complete with a bunch of immature jabs that have nothing at all to do with the subject at hand?
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:42 PM
 
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Thank you for your subjective opinion. The coastline of Georgia is 1000 miles shorter than North Carolina and most of it is swamp. "Mountain of Georgia"? Your 5 tallest are big hills. The first number is actual elevation, the second is the topographic prominence.

1 Brasstown Bald 4,784 ft 2,108 ft
2 Rabun Bald 4,696 ft 1,016 ft
3 Dick's Knob 4,600 ft 160 ft
4 Hightower Bald 4,568 ft 808 ft
5 Wolfpen Ridge 4,561 ft 201 ft

1 Mount Mitchell 6,684 ft 6,094 ft
2 Mount Craig 6,647 ft 285 ft
3 Clingmans Dome 6,643 ft 4,505 ft
4 Mount Guyot 6,621 ft 1,581 ft
5 Balsam Cone 6,600 ft 360 ft

NC and Georgia has the same number of Fortune 1000 companies with the move of Suntrust and Honeywell to Charlotte.

NC has 6 cities with more than 200,000; Georgia has 1.

The fact that over half of your state's GDP is in just one city, and the capital city to boot, is kind of sad for the rest of your state. Macon, Columbus had to merge with their counties to realize any population gain. The 3.8 million left over in Georgia is about the population of Connecticut.

As far as arrogance goes, Georgia walks away with that prize. "Empire State of the South"? "Peach Tree" State? South Carolina produces more peaches.

Georgia and North Carolina are running neck and neck in most regards, but when it comes to geography and natural features, there's no contest.
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Macon, Columbus had to merge with their counties to realize any population gain.
That's not true for Columbus.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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If Georgia is doling out incentives to attract their investments, it seems like it's Georgia who needs them more.

These companies won't be hurt one way or another by setting up shop elsewhere. And other states who don't engage in extremist actions will be more than happy to give them the incentives they want.

Sure they will. If that wasn't the case they wouldn't even be here in Georgia. They are here for the corporate welfare and cheap labor which in turn helps them keep more of the profit.



They left California and NY for a reason. Money.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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"Peach Tree" State? South Carolina produces more peaches.

California produces more peaches than all ya'll combined. We're the real Peach Tree State.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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We're the real Peach Tree State.


Sure. Have that, it's all yours. It rolls off the tongue like frozen molasses.

Georgia is The Peach State.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:01 AM
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Thank you for your subjective opinion. The coastline of Georgia is 1000 miles shorter than North Carolina and most of it is swamp. "Mountain of Georgia"? Your 5 tallest are big hills. The first number is actual elevation, the second is the topographic prominence.

1 Brasstown Bald 4,784 ft 2,108 ft
2 Rabun Bald 4,696 ft 1,016 ft
3 Dick's Knob 4,600 ft 160 ft
4 Hightower Bald 4,568 ft 808 ft
5 Wolfpen Ridge 4,561 ft 201 ft

1 Mount Mitchell 6,684 ft 6,094 ft
2 Mount Craig 6,647 ft 285 ft
3 Clingmans Dome 6,643 ft 4,505 ft
4 Mount Guyot 6,621 ft 1,581 ft
5 Balsam Cone 6,600 ft 360 ft

NC and Georgia has the same number of Fortune 1000 companies with the move of Suntrust and Honeywell to Charlotte.

NC has 6 cities with more than 200,000; Georgia has 1.

The fact that over half of your state's GDP is in just one city, and the capital city to boot, is kind of sad for the rest of your state. Macon, Columbus had to merge with their counties to realize any population gain. The 3.8 million left over in Georgia is about the population of Connecticut.

As far as arrogance goes, Georgia walks away with that prize. "Empire State of the South"? "Peach Tree" State? South Carolina produces more peaches.

Georgia and North Carolina are running neck and neck in most regards, but when it comes to geography and natural features, there's no contest.
Pretty funny. Someone from North Carolina bragging about their "mountains" and "beaches." Its like comparing the two states apple production or oil and gas industry or stock markets.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Pretty funny. Someone from North Carolina bragging about their "mountains" and "beaches." Its like comparing the two states apple production or oil and gas industry or stock markets.
Yeah, that post should win the CD award for Pedanticism.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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Pretty funny. Someone from North Carolina bragging about their "mountains" and "beaches." Its like comparing the two states apple production or oil and gas industry or stock markets.
I mean although it's not California, I do think that NC's beaches and mountains are bragworthy but that has ZERO to do with the topic at hand. That was among the most juvenile and ignorant posts I've seen on this forum, and that's saying something. And then to mention Georgia's nicknames as evidence of the state's supposed arrogance? A simple Google search would inform anyone of the historic significance of those nicknames, not to mention the fact there's nothing even inherently arrogant about them in the first place. Only someone already predisposed to bias against the state could manage to shoehorn such a characterization into nicknames related to watershed moments in the state's history, namely rapid postbellum statewide industrialization and the displacement of cotton by peaches as the state's cash crop--and the development of the nationally popular Elberta variety--in the decades after the Civil War.

But I suppose sometimes that's just too much to ask on these forums.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I mean although it's not California, I do think that NC's beaches and mountains are bragworthy but that has ZERO to do with the topic at hand. That was among the most juvenile and ignorant posts I've seen on this forum, and that's saying something. And then to mention Georgia's nicknames as evidence of the state's supposed arrogance? A simple Google search would inform anyone of the historic significance of those nicknames, not to mention the fact there's nothing even inherently arrogant about them in the first place. Only someone already predisposed to bias against the state could manage to shoehorn such a characterization into nicknames related to watershed moments in the state's history, namely rapid postbellum statewide industrialization and the displacement of cotton by peaches as the state's cash crop--and the development of the nationally popular Elberta variety--in the decades after the Civil War.

But I suppose sometimes that's just too much to ask on these forums.
Very well stated Mutiny, and this needed to be said. This poster seems to hate being here, and gives zero credit for the positives of it in any way - ever. I'm of the opinion they would be much happier back in supposedly superior Houston.
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