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Old 10-09-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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Still doesn't have anything to do with the thread.
I think it has something to do with schools no longer teaching philosophy, critical thinking, or reading comprehension. The modern colloquial seems to encourage 'thinking like a quark'...."oh, just jump around and throw out sound bites until no one remembers what was the original topic".
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:08 AM
 
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I think it has something to do with schools no longer teaching philosophy, critical thinking, or reading comprehension. The modern colloquial seems to encourage 'thinking like a quark'...."oh, just jump around and throw out sound bites until no one remembers what was the original topic".


Just delivering the proof of the lack of public safety in WNY, That's what happens when's you
have a dysfunctional corrupt government at all levels from Volunteer Fire Dept. to City & Town, to County to State for over half a century, That's why WNY's economy is horrendous and most of Buffalo looks like a zombie apocalypse has happen.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:34 AM
 
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I think it has something to do with schools no longer teaching philosophy, critical thinking, or reading comprehension. The modern colloquial seems to encourage 'thinking like a quark'...."oh, just jump around and throw out sound bites until no one remembers what was the original topic".
Exactly and there is a word for that, but that will get your post deleted on here.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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Exactly and there is a word for that, but that will get your post deleted on here.
I still (almost) remember the only post I ever had deleted. Something like: "If one raises their child to be a wimp; he will most likely meet those expectations." I had the misfortune of posting it in a thread I didn't realize was dominated by helicopter moms. My bad.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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I think the weather and the egregious unions are a wash between the two localities, they both have their share. Where the differences start are at the state level, NY is less accommodating than Michigan is for business, costs of transport are higher in NY, taxes are significantly higher in NY. As mentioned Fire Departments are better funded/manned in Michigan and I am sure other city provided services are better in MI.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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I think the weather and the egregious unions are a wash between the two localities, they both have their share. Where the differences start are at the state level, NY is less accommodating than Michigan is for business, costs of transport are higher in NY, taxes are significantly higher in NY. As mentioned Fire Departments are better funded/manned in Michigan and I am sure other city provided services are better in MI.
As a person that went to college for a while in MI, I don't know if services are necessarily better, as you would hear people complain about infrastructure and services in parts of the state. MI just became a little bit more "business friendly" in recent years due to Right To Work laws just passed.

Keep in mind that there are areas or parts of areas in MI that are struggling or are treading water like Flint, Saginaw/Midland/Bay City, Benton Harbor, etc. So, just like NYS, it has a mix of outcomes.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:44 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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You people are f*cking reading comprehension-challenged.

Read the original article.

I'll quote the relevant part of the rankings:

'• 53. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $56,456,000,000 (up 4.0% since 2010).

• 54. Rochester, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $55,382,000,000 (up 0.8% since 2010).

• 55. Tulsa, OK, has a gross metropolitan product of $54,604,000,000 (up 16.3% since 2010).

• 56. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, has a gross metropolitan product of $53,949,000,000 (up 18.0% since 2010).

• 57. Baton Rouge, LA, has a gross metropolitan product of $53,689,000,000 (up 5.7% since 2010).

• 58. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $51,120,000,000 (up 6.0% since 2010).'

Check back in 2020?
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:02 AM
 
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You people are f*cking reading comprehension-challenged.

Read the original article.

I'll quote the relevant part of the rankings:

' 53. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $56,456,000,000 (up 4.0% since 2010).

54. Rochester, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $55,382,000,000 (up 0.8% since 2010).

55. Tulsa, OK, has a gross metropolitan product of $54,604,000,000 (up 16.3% since 2010).

56. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, has a gross metropolitan product of $53,949,000,000 (up 18.0% since 2010).

57. Baton Rouge, LA, has a gross metropolitan product of $53,689,000,000 (up 5.7% since 2010).

58. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $51,120,000,000 (up 6.0% since 2010).'

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So, while the growth percentage is higher for GR, it is still below Buffalo's GDP and isn't much different from some other Upstate NY areas. Makes sense and thanks for posting this Matt.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:05 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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So, while the growth percentage is higher for GR, it is still below Buffalo's GDP and isn't much different from some other Upstate NY areas. Makes sense and thanks for posting this Matt.
No problem, and thanks for tolerating my coarse response!
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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You people are f*cking reading comprehension-challenged.

Read the original article.

I'll quote the relevant part of the rankings:

' 53. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $56,456,000,000 (up 4.0% since 2010).

54. Rochester, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $55,382,000,000 (up 0.8% since 2010).

55. Tulsa, OK, has a gross metropolitan product of $54,604,000,000 (up 16.3% since 2010).

56. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, has a gross metropolitan product of $53,949,000,000 (up 18.0% since 2010).

57. Baton Rouge, LA, has a gross metropolitan product of $53,689,000,000 (up 5.7% since 2010).

58. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, has a gross metropolitan product of $51,120,000,000 (up 6.0% since 2010).'

Check back in 2020?
Yikes I didn't realize how anemic rochester's growth was
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