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View Poll Results: Which City According To My Criteria?
Indianapolis, IN 17 24.64%
Cleveland, OH 34 49.28%
Columbus, OH 18 26.09%
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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Chicagoans are negative about every other place other than Chicago. Chicago is an insecure place in getting attention; hence the need to always compare everything to how much better Chicago is in this or that. The tallest building, biggest building with this or that. Couldn't stand living there. Nice city, along the lakefront, but after 6 months the novelty wore off and then it was just dealing with mean and cocky Chicagoans, many of whom are midwest farmers or farm town people moving to Chicago.

I can relate to the OP's feeling about being in a slower town and going back to a busier one. Leaving Chicago for New York City, then going back to lifeless Chicago. Chicago is empty compared to NYC.
... well Kamms, if Chicagoans are threatened by Cleveland, an ecomomically-struggling (though improving) Rust Belt city 1/3 it's size, metro-wise, then they really do have issues.
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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... well Kamms, if Chicagoans are threatened by Cleveland, an ecomomically-struggling (though improving) Rust Belt city 1/3 it's size, metro-wise, then they really do have issues.
It's not so much that Chicagoans are threatened by Cleveland, more of an insecurity-need to keep reminding everyone and themselves that Chicago is a vastly superior place compared to anywhere else. I mean, if it is, let is speak for itself. Real snobby attitude there too.
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I've never heard Cleveland called Little Chicago. I mean.....they are geographically segregated and on a lake so I guess? Is there a city more desperate to sound cool on city data than Cleveland? I can't think of one.
I personally like Cleveland, and I think they are on the right path, or at least a better one, than they used to be. That aside, at least on this particular forum, I don't think I've ever seen any city's residents more defensive when it comes to any other city that is even slightly perceived to be better than they are.
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Chicagoans are negative about every other place other than Chicago. Chicago is an insecure place in getting attention; hence the need to always compare everything to how much better Chicago is in this or that. The tallest building, biggest building with this or that. Couldn't stand living there. Nice city, along the lakefront, but after 6 months the novelty wore off and then it was just dealing with mean and cocky Chicagoans, many of whom are midwest farmers or farm town people moving to Chicago.

I can relate to the OP's feeling about being in a slower town and going back to a busier one. Leaving Chicago for New York City, then going back to lifeless Chicago. Chicago is empty compared to NYC.
Maybe it's a Rust Belt quality... being totally insecure about where you live. Not that I would call Chicago rust belt so much, though.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Maybe it's a Rust Belt quality... being totally insecure about where you live. Not that I would call Chicago rust belt so much, though.
Well, considering the United States has spent the better part of 100 years insulting the people who live there, and a generation of people there had their livelihoods taken away from them in the last 40 years, is it any wonder how they became so insecure?
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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I personally like Cleveland, and I think they are on the right path, or at least a better one, than they used to be. That aside, at least on this particular forum, I don't think I've ever seen any city's residents more defensive when it comes to any other city that is even slightly perceived to be better than they are.
Cleveland is hardly the most defensive. I'm only calling out the Chicago passive-aggressive strain running through the OP. Trust me on this one.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Key West, FL, USA
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Cleveland is hardly the most defensive. I'm only calling out the Chicago passive-aggressive strain running through the OP. Trust me on this one.
As I am the OP (who hasn't mentioned Chicago at all) kindly read the original post so we can all get back on track.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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Maybe it's a Rust Belt quality... being totally insecure about where you live. Not that I would call Chicago rust belt so much, though.
No, it's not a Rust Belt thing, it's a Chicago thing, trust me. Chicago is in the rust belt by the way.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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No, it's not a Rust Belt thing, it's a Chicago thing, trust me. Chicago is in the rust belt by the way.
Yes. I don't know how anyone wouldn't consider Chicago "Rust Belt." It's the capital of the Rust Belt.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:10 PM
 
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As I am the OP (who hasn't mentioned Chicago at all) kindly read the original post so we can all get back on track.
Yes, my mistake...sorry about that. It was a Chicago poster.
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