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Old 08-28-2015, 10:36 PM
Status: "Praise Be" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Trumpville
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Why is Houston often Overlooked as a Leader in Growth and Stability? Its Overall Economy is doing far better(by a large margin) than many other Economies. Is Houston the Model City that Most Cities need to follow?
I strongly disagree that its overlooked. It just isn't as "sexy" as Austin.

 
Old 08-28-2015, 11:19 PM
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I've actually proclaimed in big bold letters that Houston is the best city anywhere.
You're funny.
 
Old 08-29-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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Sarcasm? Please re-read my post. You won't find a single negative comment about Houston. In fact, this thread has awakened me to the reality that Houston is the best city anywhere and by any measure.
Yes, clearly, Houston is the best city anywhere, and by any measure.

When people want to see the landmarks of antiquity, they flock to Houston, not Rome or Athens. When people want a cosmopolitan, dense, urban scene, they head to Houston' Galleria mall, not NYC or Paris. When people want world-class snow skiing, they ski down Houston's many landfill hills, rather than Whistler or Zermatt. When people want gorgeous scenery they all congregate in Houston's Cancer Alley of refineries, not along the California Coast or or Hudson Valley...
 
Old 08-29-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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It's sad that this thread even went this long because you had some people who couldn't take constructive criticism.
 
Old 08-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Status: "waite untill next year. It was fun while it lasted !" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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It looks to me that any advocacy of Houston on this forum is seen as overly defiant and must be shot down immediately to restore the natural order of the multiverse. Get over it, Houston is not going away, with or without zoning, or mass transit.....
 
Old 08-29-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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I strongly disagree that its overlooked. It just isn't as "sexy" as Austin.
Austin isn't "sexy" either.

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Yes, clearly, Houston is the best city anywhere, and by any measure.

When people want to see the landmarks of antiquity, they flock to Houston, not Rome or Athens. When people want a cosmopolitan, dense, urban scene, they head to Houston' Galleria mall, not NYC or Paris. When people want world-class snow skiing, they ski down Houston's many landfill hills, rather than Whistler or Zermatt. When people want gorgeous scenery they all congregate in Houston's Cancer Alley of refineries, not along the California Coast or or Hudson Valley...
All true; so many options in the world to help the tourists broaden their horizons.

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It's sad that this thread even went this long because you had some people who couldn't take constructive criticism.
Sad that some people in this thread couldn't grasp simple nuances and logic, which would have allowed for proper discussion. With their arguments having been dismantled, those key tactics can, hopefully, see more use.
 
Old 08-29-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I so wanna know why people think it's overlooked but I don't wanna sift through 36 pages to find it.
 
Old 08-29-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Austin isn't "sexy" either.



All true; so many options in the world to help the tourists broaden their horizons.



Sad that some people in this thread couldn't grasp simple nuances and logic, which would have allowed for proper discussion. With their arguments having been dismantled, those key tactics can, hopefully, see more use.
What has been dismantled? That Houston doesn't have something that is unique for visitors to plan a vacation in Houston for? That hasn't been dismantled. It's basically been agreed upon. Museums? You mentioned that Houston has space activities, but hardly anyone around the nation knows about it. You mention Texas history. But hardly anyone around the nation knows about it. There's a reason for that.
 
Old 08-29-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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I so wanna know why people think it's overlooked but I don't wanna sift through 36 pages to find it.
Sift though them; it will enlighten you.

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What has been dismantled? That Houston doesn't have something that is unique for visitors to plan a vacation in Houston for? That hasn't been dismantled. It's basically been agreed upon. Museums? You mentioned that Houston has space activities, but hardly anyone around the nation knows about it. You mention Texas history. But hardly anyone around the nation knows about it. There's a reason for that.
And just like that, you prove your inability to grasp simple nuances. You state that "its been agreed upon" that Houston doesn't offer anything unique (that absolutely nothing about the city sticks out to people, or can be marketed), but then turn around, and name aspects special to Houston, but aren't "known about" in the nation (implying that there are indeed unique things in Houston, just that the nation doesn't know about them).

Make up your mind; There is a huge difference between a place having absolutely nothing unique about it, versus said place having unique things, only that the populace hasn't been exposed to them. This is just what you aren't grasping, along with several others in this thread.
 
Old 08-29-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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Make up your mind; There is a huge difference between a place having absolutely nothing unique about it, versus said place having unique things, only that the populace hasn't been exposed to them. This is just what you aren't grasping, along with several others in this thread.
It's neither. No place on earth has "nothing unique" yet just because a place is somewhat generic (like a Houston) doesn't mean marketing is the main issue.

It isn't that people don't know Houston; it's that they know Houston all to well. They don't visit Houston because there's nothing to draw them there.
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