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Old 06-05-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Irishtom29 View Post
He made his point clearly.
uhm no....you mean because I'm from Chicago I should be just glad, and settle for anything the city throws at me including skyrocketing taxes? Sure there's worse places to live so....
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't like the idea of saying "Well it doesn't really affect ME, so it's not like I'm going to complain".

Lots of things don't affect me personally that would hit several posters on this board. Make the sales tax 20%; I wouldn't really notice. Raise property taxes; I can afford it.

However, that attitude is a prime example of the kind of ignorance and passiveness that leads to far greater problems. Sooner rather than later, it WILL affect you personally. No one lives in a bubble, and no one should know that more than city dwellers. The chain of give and take is especially tight around our necks.

Sooner or later, high taxes will affect you. Especially higher taxes from the corrupt, worthless sacks of suck that run Chicago. It's already evident, if you know what to look for. The chaotic, shambling neighborhoods, the schools that don't have a prayer of getting their **** in gear, parking meters that really do discourage shoppers and failed infrastructure. What more do we need to show us that we're part of a community, noy just a collection of apartments and individual interests?

We're supposed to be better than those suburban ideals.
Yeah. It's more the fact that certain people endlessly ***** or point out every flaw of living in this city. It's tiresome.

on edit: Interestingly enough, you can call someone a ********** on these boards, but you can't say you graduated *** laude, *****. Just thought I'd point that out.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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Yeah. It's more the fact that certain people endlessly ***** or point out every flaw of living in this city. It's tiresome.
This.

It makes Chicagoans sound like a bunch of whiners, really. what did everyone do before the internet came around to broadcast whining to the world? I can't remember...
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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This.

It makes Chicagoans sound like a bunch of whiners, really. what did everyone do before the internet came around to broadcast whining to the world? I can't remember...
You didn't find my other point valid?
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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You didn't find my other point valid?
Haha yes, I did, I just wanted to point out the whining thing first.

and I did graduate summa *** laude.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Haha yes, I did, I just wanted to point out the whining thing first.

and I did graduate summa *** laude.
Haha, it bleeped out the cu*m part.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Well you mentioned Philly...lol. That's like the worst city in America for everything. Just google "Ugliest City in the World" and you'll get Philadelphia. An average looking person in Chicago would be a 9 or a 10 in philly. They have the country's ugliest folks according to websites like these:

Gawker - Is Philadelphia Really The Ugliest? - how hard could it be?

Next time, you should mention San Diego or Miami or some other town other than Philadelphia.
That's ridiculous. Philly is a great town, though it has more than its share of urban ills.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Great town as in sucks? Oh, I agree with you. It does have a nice skyline though... Philly is known as a dirty town filled with rude and ugly people. Are you seriously propping up Philly? LOL
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I love Philly!

Yes, Chicago has it's share of problems. High cost of living (though cheap compared to MANY other cities), stupid and corrupt politicians, a-hole cops, weather, and parking issues.

We must work hard to get these issues corrected or at least get Daley out of office.

BUT, the positives to me outweigh the negatives. I love Chicago and always will.

BTW- I never thought I'd say this, but I miss Dementor
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