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Old 01-04-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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Las Vegas is just more tacky. Why not compare it to Macau instead?

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Las Vegas- Monte Carlo,Monaco( gambling and party place for the rich and famous.)

 
Old 01-04-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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Portland.ME- Halifax,NS(fishing center on the Atlantic).

Key West,FL- Nassau, Bahamas(similar culture)
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: La Habra, CA
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Portland.ME- Halifax,NS(fishing center on the Atlantic).

Key West,FL- Nassau, Bahamas(similar culture)
I find those way too obvious.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Las Vegas is just more tacky. Why not compare it to Macau instead?
you took the words out of my mouth...
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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I find those way too obvious.
Here is one: Minneapolis-St. Paul - Budapest(Both cities are on a major river and Budapest is really two cities, Buda and Pest, basically mirroring MPLS-STP in that aspect).
 
Old 01-04-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: La Habra, CA
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Here is one: Minneapolis-St. Paul - Budapest(Both cities are on a major river and Budapest is really two cities, Buda and Pest, basically mirroring MPLS-STP in that aspect).
I would think Minneapolis is more like Copenhagen or some other Scandinavian city considering all the immigrants from Scandinavia and the weather. However, you do have a good point there.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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This is a terrible comparison. Simply because Houston is not just an oil city anymore. Second, once upon a time Houston's heat was the cause for little business in the city, but the air conditioner changed all that. Besides, Houston's air is sub-tropical with great weather from late fall to spring.

Houston is also far more cosmopolitan than Dubai. And surely you're not comparing the Middle East to Texas. I'm having problems understanding what you mean about Texas not being "progressive socially and politically".


I am comparing the Middle East to Texas. Both are conservative, religiously fundamental places.


Houston doesn't have oil money anymore? That's news to me. Where did it go? I believe it though, you probably know better than me. In any case though, it doesn't change the fact that Houston is hotter than sweaty moose's balls in the summer. I'm sure Dubai's temperatures are higher, but then again that humidity in Houston is a real bi*ch. Seriously. I can't imagine how anyone would want to settle in someplace as oppressively hot as Houston or New Orleans. During this time of year, it's wonderful but come August it's absolute hell.



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Old 01-04-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: In God
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I am comparing the Middle East to Texas. Both are conservative, religiously fundamental places.
Texas, the Middle East, and Dubai are conservative, religiously fundamental places. Houston is not.


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Houston doesn't have oil money anymore? That's news to me. Where did it go? I believe it though, you probably know better than me.
The oil money is still here, but that's not the dominant economy in the city. Medicine is.

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In any case though, it doesn't change the fact that Houston is hotter than sweaty moose's balls in the summer. I'm sure Dubai's temperatures are higher, but then again that humidity in Houston is a real bi*ch. Seriously. I can't imagine how anyone would want to settle in someplace as oppressively hot as Houston or New Orleans. During this time of year, it's wonderful but come August it's absolute hell.
If Houston's heat was as bad as you really believe it is, I highly doubt it would be as populated as it is now.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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Texas, the Middle East, and Dubai are conservative, religiously fundamental places. Houston is not.


The oil money is still here, but that's not the dominant economy in the city. Medicine is.

If Houston's heat was as bad as you really believe it is, I highly doubt it would be as populated as it is now.

Here is a comparison for Houston - St. Petersburg,Russia(except for the climate, they're both major seaports built in otherwise swampy areas, oil and aerospace make up important sectors of their economy.)
 
Old 01-04-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: La Habra, CA
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Texas, the Middle East, and Dubai are conservative, religiously fundamental places. Houston is not.
Have you even been to Houston? There's tons of overly religious people there. In my area, there was a church every 4th or 5th block.
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