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Old 09-22-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Boston is the most intellectual city in Massachussets.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:47 PM
 
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They would switch long-standing providers of services to the district to firms that were owned by big shot Republicans who did not have the same experience. This was all done out in the open. It's just that no one really cared or bothered to attend the meetings.

It could have happened with Democrats in charge, but it didn't.

Certainly Dems are prone to corruption as well. 4 of the last 7 Illinois governors went to prison. Both Ds and Rs.
no bidding?
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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More ego stroking. Someone has to knock it down. This board can be incredibly smug. Makes the city look bad.
Maybe it makes the city look bad if you've got some sort of huge chip on your shoulder. Certainly it isn't good to be smug or arrogant, but I'd rather live somewhere where people are a little too proud of liking intellectual things instead of having to be ashamed.

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Sorry to offend your sensibilities.
It takes a lot more to "offend my sensibilities". Either everywhere is exactly the same amount of intellectual or somewhere is the most intellectual. I know from experience that the level of intellectualism varies from place to place, so I think it's a reasonable question.

If the question were "is Boston the smugly elitist city in America?" or "does Boston think it's smarter than it really is?" I might agree with that, too. Not because everyone here is a smug elitist, but because there are I've run into more here than the other places I've lived. There certainly are people here who genuinely think anything south of the Mason-Dixon line is populated entirely with stupid inbred racists.

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Then why do you find it so important to keep coming back to this thread to answer in the negative? You seem to have a pretty strong opinion that it's pretty unintellectual. You can't both think it's a meaningless question and answer that it's not a dozen times.

I've only lived six places and Boston is the most intellectual of those. Baton Rouge was the least intellectual. It's not night and day-- there are people in Baton Rouge that are a lot more curious than people in Boston. to some degree those people leave Baton Rouge when they can and go somewhere like Boston (or D.C. or NYC). Not all of them, but enough that it makes a difference.
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Also never said it's "unintellectual." That's your word, not mine. The whole premise is just a circle jerk.
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Bostonians are not intellectual. They are obsessed with accreditation and educational keeping up with the joneses. They encourage falling in line and doing what everyone thinks you should do. Intellectual? No. Creative? No. Status seeking? Yes.

Honestly, I respect people outside of the Cambridge/Boston education elite much more than those in it (I am in it, for the record). Thank God it's a minority of people.
Merriam Webster defines unintellectual as "not intellectual", so I think you may be splitting hairs.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Maybe it makes the city look bad if you've got some sort of huge chip on your shoulder. Certainly it isn't good to be smug or arrogant, but I'd rather live somewhere where people are a little too proud of liking intellectual things instead of having to be ashamed.



It takes a lot more to "offend my sensibilities". Either everywhere is exactly the same amount of intellectual or somewhere is the most intellectual. I know from experience that the level of intellectualism varies from place to place, so I think it's a reasonable question.

If the question were "is Boston the smugly elitist city in America?" or "does Boston think it's smarter than it really is?" I might agree with that, too. Not because everyone here is a smug elitist, but because there are I've run into more here than the other places I've lived. There certainly are people here who genuinely think anything south of the Mason-Dixon line is populated entirely with stupid inbred racists.







Merriam Webster defines unintellectual as "not intellectual", so I think you may be splitting hairs.
Lol okey dokey

I actually do think there's a difference between saying someone is not athletic vs unathletic for example. One sounds average, the other sounds downright clumsy.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Do you feel that Boston values and promotes education more than any other city in the U.S. does? If not, who beats it?
That's a very low bar IMHO. So, I wouldn't venture a guess at who is more edjumacated. That's like asking "Which American city has the best manhole covers?"
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:38 PM
 
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And" I went to Latin School", who cares. The sense entitlement and arrogance is brain damaging. IQ is a potential, the productivity and outcomes questionable.
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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Boston is the most intellectual city in Massachussets.

Most racist maybe
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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Boston is the most intellectual from a college/university/higher education perspective. Silicon Valley and NYC are also up there/rivals.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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The answer is no. New York takes the cake.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:37 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Guess you have never heard of the Research Triangle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Triangle

I have always thought of Boston as being a bit backward with their witch trial history.
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