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Old 10-19-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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San Francisco
I have always felt that way about San Francisco. It's a beautiful place and the people who live there love it but who outside the bay area would really miss it if it disapeared?. Maybe from my east coast perspective it is so isolated from everyplace else that it seems unreal. (I have been there several times so I know it exists)
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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"Is there an American city that could fall off the face of the earth and no one would miss it?"

No. Most any city has connections to other cities and most any city has citizens related to people elsewhere. So someone would miss it if gone.

That being said Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Brownsville, Texas strike me as having fairly low visibility to the point that they'd be relatively unnoticed if gone. If we can go for smaller metros than that maybe Jackson, Tennessee or Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This is meant more as comment on the media and interconnection than on these cities. Some of them are largely Hispanic or in places of little media interest.

If we go all the way down to towns Treece, Kansas wants to be disestablished due to mining difficulties. Altus, Oklahoma is in a population decline and a state with low media visibility.

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Old 10-19-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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"Is there an American city that could fall off the face of the earth and no one would miss it?"

No. Most any city has connections to other cities and most any city has citizens related to people elsewhere.

That being said Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Brownsville, Texas strike me as having fairly low visibility to the point that they'd be relatively unnoticed if gone. If we can go for smaller metros than that maybe Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Jackson, Tennessee. This is meant more as comment on the media and interconnection than on these cities. Some of them are largely Hispanic or in places of little media interest.
Tuscaloosa? As in the location of the University of Alabama? I think that the 30,000 students from all over the world and the hundreds of thousands of alumni might miss Tuscaloosa...not to mention college football fans nationwide.

I'm not trying to disagree with you because this is all opinion, but I thought that you may have overlooked the fact that Tuscaloosa is a major college town.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Tuscaloosa? As in the location of the University of Alabama? I think that the 30,000 students from all over the world and the hundreds of thousands of alumni might miss Tuscaloosa...not to mention college football fans nationwide.
I'll strike that.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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I'll strike that.
I thought you might have overlooked the University of Alabama...I went back and added that line to my other post.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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If they could cut around center city Philadelphia(for the tourists,not me)the rest could fall out.
Well that was the dumbest comment I have ever read on this site, but judging by your other posts I see you have some weird obsession with putting Philly down so it's pretty hard to take you seriously.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The land of Chicago
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I agree with Detroit, or Detoilet as we call it here in Michigan. We would all be better off it didnt exist. I would also like to nominate Flint Michigan. It is everything detroit is, just smaller. Flint is one of the few towns with NO rush hour at all. Most people dont work, unemployment has been at depression levels there for years. Just driving through Flint would make anyone want to start poping prozac just to feel better. Crime, poverty and empty buildings are everywhere. The roads are rotting away as is the whole town. By far Flint is the most depressing looking town in the whole nation.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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For me its Minneapolis. i just hate that damn place.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: The Misc
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Green Bay, WI

lulz (only cuz of my hatred towards the Packers)
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