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Old 01-13-2012, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Five I wouldn't want to live in are:

Chicago - don't like the repressive taxation, corruption, crime (and laws that penalize law abiding citizens from protecting themselves), and the racist balkanization.

Detroit - A city beyond repair.

Houston - The summer weather would destroy me, plus I need hills.

Oklahoma City - you can put lipstick on a pig but it still is a pig

Buffalo - the winter weather would destroy me.
I know that your description of Chicago is way off of the mark, and the same for the rest.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Back in the PNW where I belong! See ya SoCal
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Phoenix: Just as dirty, car congested, and sprawl-y as LA, but with no ocean to balance the temperature
Tucson: See Phoenix
Las Vegas: Nice to visit, sounds quite depressing to live there however
Newark: Crime ridden, dangerous
Any major New Jersey city: See Newark
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Back in the PNW where I belong! See ya SoCal
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I know that your description of Chicago is way off of the mark, and the same for the rest.
No, Houston's is pretty accurate, and I lived there for 3 years.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Urban Coastal California
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big cities:

Nashville (& Memphis)- too country for me
Detroit- the bad rep is bad enough for me to not wanna even visit
Miami- might as well be another planet
Salt Lake City- too different in various ways for my interests
Oklahoma City- no thanks

also Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Indianopolis, Cincinatti, Milwaukee, San Antonio, New Orleans, St. Louis, i will never live in
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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To add on to it, the reason I had to leave my laptop, camera, & other electronics on the car was because when I attempted to take it into the building I was entering they wouldn't allow me (security) because it was a weekend, and the security wouldn't let me through the metal detector with anything other than my wallet, cell phone, and other things. It just so happened that due to maintenance that weekend the parking garage was not an option, but had to do street side parking (which is a pain in itself in San Francisco) and I put my laptop bag out of view, everything out of view and under the seat. 40 Minutes later a woman walks into the building and says "your car has been robbed, I just saw a man break open the window and steal your belongings" my initial reaction was just "WTF, what makes you think you shouldn't report this to the cops immediately?"

Obviously I hate the place, I never really got to like much outside of the museums and scenery to be honest. The city scenery is beautiful, but the way the system works there, yeah I freakin hate most if not majority of the things about the place. It's not that I got robbed, its just the lack of cooperation with their system, how much I hated the culture there, how much I hated the atmosphere there, how different the place is from its neighbors like Oakland & San Jose. San Jose being extremely the opposite in mentality compared to San Francisco.

Here's the picture that I did take of my cousins vehicle with my iPhone, since they freakin stole my camera... I'm just partially relieved it wasn't my car (lol) but it still ticks me off the city system works in general, completely incompetent, entirely retarded:


Like I don't go around discrediting the place in every thread but I certainly do have a passionate hate for that damn city, City-Data in general ticks me off so much how this city ends up being the cyber darling here that everyone loves, when in reality it comes EXTREMELY far from perfection.
Sorry, but your posts suggest quite loudly and clearly that the robbery has EVERYTHING to do with your hatred of the San Francisco.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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Columbus, Charlotte, Houston, Jacksonville and Atlanta couldn't be more different if they tried. The only two that are vaguely similar are Charlotte and Atlanta because they are in the same region, and share the same geography.
Exactly. Columbus is Midwestern, Houston is Gulf Coast ranging to Texas Plains, Charlotte and Atlanta are southern piedmont, and Jacksonville is a Florida coastal city.

But I guess the poster thought that none of those cities were glamourous enough compared to the NYCs or DCs of the country (even though most of NYC and DC isn't exactly glamourous by any sense of the imagination, especially DC) that they are all cookie cutter soulless cities.

And let's point out that neither NYC or DC have ever hosted an Olympics....
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Since when is Monmouth Co Northern NJ? LOL.
Ask someone from Bergen, Essex, Hudson or Passaic if Monmouth is "North Jersey". The responses would be quite reveling.
Anything in the almagamated core that hugs the west side of NYC I consider Northern NJ, although I guess it is considered Central Jersey by the locals. I do remember being able to see the NYC skyline pretty distinctly from the water in Monmouth, so hence I've lumped it in with Northern NJ, for better or worse. But I have to say I found Monmouth to be utterly depressing for reasons I can't quite elucidate.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Exactly. Columbus is Midwestern, Houston is Gulf Coast ranging to Texas Plains, Charlotte and Atlanta are southern piedmont, and Jacksonville is a Florida coastal city.

But I guess the poster thought that none of those cities were glamourous enough compared to the NYCs or DCs of the country (even though most of NYC and DC isn't exactly glamourous by any sense of the imagination, especially DC) that they are all cookie cutter soulless cities.

And let's point out that neither NYC or DC have ever hosted an Olympics....
Yes, and Atlanta did. And it was probably the worst Olympics in history.

A report prepared by European Olympic officials after the Games was critical of Atlanta's performance in several key issues, including the level of crowding in the Olympic Village, the quality of available food, the accessibility and convenience of transportation, and the Games' general atmosphere of commercialism.[7] The opening ceremony, featuring 500 cheerleaders and 30 pickup trucks, was also seen as "garish" by some observers and considered questionable in taste by many foreign visitors, and many American spectators claim it had nothing to do with American culture. . . .

At the closing ceremony, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch said in his closing speech, "Well done, Atlanta" and simply called the Games "most exceptional." This broke precedent for Samaranch, who had traditionally labeled each Games "the best Olympics ever" at each closing ceremony, a practice he resumed at the subsequent Games in Sydney in 2000.[9]

1996 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quite something to be proud of...
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Yes, and Atlanta did. And it was probably the worst Olympics in history.

A report prepared by European Olympic officials after the Games was critical of Atlanta's performance in several key issues, including the level of crowding in the Olympic Village, the quality of available food, the accessibility and convenience of transportation, and the Games' general atmosphere of commercialism.[7] The opening ceremony, featuring 500 cheerleaders and 30 pickup trucks, was also seen as "garish" by some observers and considered questionable in taste by many foreign visitors, and many American spectators claim it had nothing to do with American culture. . . .

At the closing ceremony, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch said in his closing speech, "Well done, Atlanta" and simply called the Games "most exceptional." This broke precedent for Samaranch, who had traditionally labeled each Games "the best Olympics ever" at each closing ceremony, a practice he resumed at the subsequent Games in Sydney in 2000.[9]

1996 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quite something to be proud of...
Still better than being shot down at a chance for the games on numerous occasions.

Considering that the principal/most populous city from numerous other countries have all hosted the games at least once (Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Rome, Mexico City, Moscow, etc.) it's a wonder why New York has never gotten its act together to host.

I'm just curious at the job NY/NJ will do hosting the Super Bowl in a couple of years. If fans thought that Dallas was too cold for the game....
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The problem isn't that Atlanta has sprawl. Even NYC has sprawl. As do London and Tokyo and Paris.

The problem with Atlanta is that's all it's got. You've got a 12 lane freeway running 0.1 miles from your State Capitol and low density suburbia inching to within 0.5 miles from the Capitol. Crazy.
And you know this how? You've never been here in your life, but suddenly you are an "expert" on all things Atlanta?

What an absolute joke.
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