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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 492 41.62%
No 690 58.38%
Voters: 1182. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-06-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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How much land is free for Houston to annex? If Houston catches up with Chicago - and it's still got 800,000 people to gain before it does that - and that's a LOT of people for one city, it will mostly be because they keep increasing the physical size of their city. Chicago has had its limits frozen for over 50 years.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Maybe I'm alone in this, but why does everyone want to be the biggest? A decent size is nice, but there is a limit to how much an area can sustain.

I wish about 3.5 million people would leave the DFW area and scatter elsewhere. The traffic, congestion, and pollution wouldn't be so bad.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Maybe I'm alone in this, but why does everyone want to be the biggest?
It's so I can look down at you and laugh that you are such an insignificant pion from such a small city....hahahahaha....I am far more important than you for I live in a bigger city...hahahahaha
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: USA
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It's so I can look down at you and laugh that you are such an insignificant pion from such a small city....hahahahaha....I am far more important than you for I live in a bigger city...hahahahaha
NYC ~ The bully
L.A. ~ The kid that beat up that "other" kid really bad
Chicago ~ The silent guy that everybody's scared of but don't know why
Houston ~ The rebel who never gives up a fight

Everybody else ~ the rest of the school


Disclaimer: *This is a joke, not my opinion of which cities are better*
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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I think that Houston will never catch up to Chicago.What are you thinking
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Yea unless something really bad happens in Chicago and a large portion of the population leaves, Houston will always be behind.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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Most definitely NOT by 2020, but if growth continues at a constant rate, eventually. To fend off Houston in the long run, Chicago would need to annex its butt off!
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Or perhaps mass produce baskets, creating a ton of jobs and bringing in basket weavers from all around the world! I'm still waiting for that basket sir and/or ma'am!
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Maybe I'm alone in this, but why does everyone want to be the biggest? A decent size is nice, but there is a limit to how much an area can sustain.

I wish about 3.5 million people would leave the DFW area and scatter elsewhere. The traffic, congestion, and pollution wouldn't be so bad.
Because this is America where bigger always means better. You know, back in the late 1800's, early 1900's poor white Southerners were looked at and treated with as much disdain as were the blacks. But, the poor white people saw it a different way--they thought that, Hey, at least were not black; even though the rest of white society wished that they would all fall off a large cliff.

Same logic applies here.

Somehow just living in the largest city contains some kind of bragging rights. You didn't design it. You don't run it. Why do you care? Kind of like when a sports team wins a big game and a fan thinks of it in terms of my team won, your team sucks.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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I wish about 3.5 million people would leave the DFW area and scatter elsewhere. The traffic, congestion, and pollution wouldn't be so bad.
Can Houston have the 3.5 million on the Dallas side of the Metroplex?
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