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Americas Top 10 Miserable Cities

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JBJ16, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. JBJ16

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  2. SIGSAREBETTER

    SIGSAREBETTER Teh Pieman

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    A top 10 w/o Baltimore?

    Highly suspect. :p
     

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    Well Im confused. Some of those are listed cause of there "sports"

    Yes Kansas City and St Louis have high crime, but thats because of the crime has taken over the inter city causing the non criminal (whats the word) to move outside the city limits. Oh and Missouri does NOT have restrictive gun laws.
     
  4. chuckman

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    I am suprised Chapel Hill, NC isn't on the list given the state of the UNC basketball team/season.
     
  5. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    I saw that slide show, I hardly thing sports teams should really be a factor in quality of life in a city.
     
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    If you have never lived in a city that lives through its teams than you wouldn't understand. When I lived in Pittsburgh, if the Steelers lost a game the whole city would be in a foul mood until Wednesday.
     
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    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    Ahhh....I now remember why I never go to Forbes' online site. It's internet hell.

    It's a shame, because I was actually interested in reading the entire article. Anyone have the time and patience to get through all 10 and post them up here?
     
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    Good one, Chuck!!

    Of course the Wolfpack is sucking wind this year, too, but hell.....if we can't win, what's better than UNC losing??? :rofl:
     
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    Memphis is #3:faint:

    i have faith in our city. we will improve in the polls next year. just think how great life will be when I escape this place.

    Suck to be Ohio. 5 cities out of the top 20!

    ked:wavey:
     
  10. Bruce H

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    Why all the hype about sports? There are a hell of a lot more important things to worry about. Crime, taxes, education. Bread and circuses, but the bread wagon was derailed.
     
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    My hometown of Stockton, CA is #2. It's bad but it can't be worse than Detroit. Maybe all the foreclosures sent it up to the top. Something like 20-40% of homes are in foreclosure out there these days.
     
  12. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Memphis is number 3 and I don't believe the laws here are all that restrictive.

    The boneheads over in Nashville have screwed up the law to carry in a "food" establishment that serves alcohol though...that's my biggest issue with TN laws.

    The problems here are thuggery, bad leadership, high teen pregnancy rate/dropout rate.
     
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    Yea, Ohio has been hit very hard with all the crap thats been going on in the past few years. The State use to be huge in the auto industry.

    Columbus though is actually doing fairly well. It has alot of state and federal level government jobs and very strong banking and insurance industries propping it up.
     
  14. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Wow. Looks like Ohio is a pretty crappy place to live based on that report. LOL
     
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    Memphis is only No. 3? Geez, Cleveland and Stockton must really be hosed up!
     
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    What?!?! No Camden? Where open air drug markets exist in the streets, residents throw bricks at State Police cars, and it's the #1 murder capital in the U.S.
     
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    Right you are!
     
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    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    I was going to say the same thing. I also had to laugh that the only reason Philadelphia is 20 on the list is that he Phillies have been in the world series twice. I bet they would be in the top 10 if they had a losing baseball team.

    :rofl:
     
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    It looks as if most, if not all, of the states listed are not "right to work states".
     
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    Yep. Ohio is a very crappy place to live. The Mayors think they are Royalty and are Kings. :upeyes:

    What is worse, the Republicans here are more like Rino's.:faint: