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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 473 41.35%
No 671 58.65%
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Why would any city want to grow as large as Chicago and Houston, sounds more like a curse than a blessing to me but keep arguing back and back over something so trivial.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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And you just became THE biggest, most irrational Houston homer of all time with this post.

If you honestly believe this, I feel sorry for you.
Oh boy
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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I think many of you want this weather event to slow down Houston's growth. Ain't gone happen!
The city is in the midst of a crisis and this is all you can think about?! How ignorant and homerish of you. How about you go worry about helping your neighbors instead of boasting about trivial, stupid things like this.

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Old 08-29-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I'm just gutted by the pictures and stories coming out Houston. What's scarier is that this is like the third "historic 100 year flood" to hit the city in the last few years. As a climate scientist said on CNN last night, there has to be a point when we stop calling these storms "historic" and accept them as the unfortunate new normal.

I have every confidence that Houston will bounce back from this though and, hopefully, use this catastrophe to build a city that is better equipped to handle situations such as this. Obviously the way the city has been built up until this point is no longer viable, but it is hardly insurmountable.

If you are a homer that feels this type of view is akin to "picking on Houston" please go away. This is not the time for pettiness (on either side) since we are dealing the long term viability of one of America's greatest cities. Every American has a vested interest in seeing Houston remaining strong, even if they have never stepped foot in the town.

This is also an issue bigger than Houston. The biggest challenge to all American cities in the coming century is how they deal with climate change. We must work together to find solutions, especially in light of the fact that our national government at the moment thinks that climate change is just a bunch of bologna.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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Lol climate change has flooded Houston in 2017
The context of the conversation was ONLY focused on rising sea levels over the longer course of time. Not due to an individual incident (which is due to increased hurricane activity), where water levels will empty into the ocean.

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Old 08-29-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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I'm just gutted by the pictures and stories coming out Houston. What's scarier is that this is like the third "historic 100 year flood" to hit the city in the last few years. As a climate scientist said on CNN last night, there has to be a point when we stop calling these storms "historic" and accept them as the unfortunate new normal.

I have every confidence that Houston will bounce back from this though and, hopefully, use this catastrophe to build a city that is better equipped to handle situations such as this. Obviously the way the city has been built up until this point is no longer viable, but it is hardly insurmountable.

If you are a homer that feels this type of view is akin to "picking on Houston" please go away. This is not the time for pettiness (on either side) since we are dealing the long term viability of one of America's greatest cities. Every American has a vested interest in seeing Houston remaining strong, even if they have never stepped foot in the town.

This is also an issue bigger than Houston. The biggest challenge to all American cities in the coming century is how they deal with climate change. We must work together to find solutions, especially in light of the fact that our national government at the moment thinks that climate change is just a bunch of bologna.
It will only cease to be bologna if there's money to be made. Anyone who's paying attention can see the scientific argument, just like anyone's who's paying attention can see that American-style development is insanely expensive and not practical, especially given the financial state of the USA. Won't make a bit of difference though, because everyone is too divided and interested in THEIR stake. Jobs, healthcare, education, strong immigration policies, infrastructure (healthy, good train service, a road network that makes sense, etc.) is all hacked apart nationwide. F*** it.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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I'm just gutted by the pictures and stories coming out Houston. What's scarier is that this is like the third "historic 100 year flood" to hit the city in the last few years. As a climate scientist said on CNN last night, there has to be a point when we stop calling these storms "historic" and accept them as the unfortunate new normal.

I have every confidence that Houston will bounce back from this though and, hopefully, use this catastrophe to build a city that is better equipped to handle situations such as this. Obviously the way the city has been built up until this point is no longer viable, but it is hardly insurmountable.

If you are a homer that feels this type of view is akin to "picking on Houston" please go away. This is not the time for pettiness (on either side) since we are dealing the long term viability of one of America's greatest cities. Every American has a vested interest in seeing Houston remaining strong, even if they have never stepped foot in the town.

This is also an issue bigger than Houston. The biggest challenge to all American cities in the coming century is how they deal with climate change. We must work together to find solutions, especially in light of the fact that our national government at the moment thinks that climate change is just a bunch of bologna.
I hope Houston recovers....but is it that great of a place to live given the swamp and floods like this? There are several mid south and Midwest cities with tens of thousands of open jobs, begging for transplants. If I lived in Houston I would strongly consider moving. There's a number of Midwest and Mid South cities who need the population growth with open jobs....Memphis, STL, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville, Birmingham come to mind.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I hope Houston recovers....but is it that great of a place to live given the swamp and floods like this? There are several mid south and Midwest cities with tens of thousands of open jobs, begging for transplants. If I lived in Houston I would strongly consider moving. There's a number of Midwest and Mid South cities who need the population growth with open jobs....Memphis, STL, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville, Birmingham come to mind.
yes. next question.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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It will only cease to be bologna if there's money to be made. Anyone who's paying attention can see the scientific argument, just like anyone's who's paying attention can see that American-style development is insanely expensive and not practical, especially given the financial state of the USA. Won't make a bit of difference though, because everyone is too divided and interested in THEIR stake. Jobs, healthcare, education, strong immigration policies, infrastructure (healthy, good train service, a road network that makes sense, etc.) is all hacked apart nationwide. F*** it.
Can't tell people anything. So many people are dying to have that 40 acres and a mule literally. The way the US has built their cities the last few decades have been unsustainable. In Houston's case, this could have been handled far better if the city actually planned accordingly and actually respected the natural location it is in.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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Can't tell people anything. So many people are dying to have that 40 acres and a mule literally. The way the US has built their cities the last few decades have been unsustainable. In Houston's case, this could have been handled far better if the city actually planned accordingly and actually respected the natural location it is in.
Amen brother.
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