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View Poll Results: If Chicago get eliminated from the running of the Olympics, which US city would you want to host the
LA 16 9.36%
NYC 28 16.37%
Chicago 15 8.77%
Houston 25 14.62%
DC 12 7.02%
Atlanta 6 3.51%
Seattle 21 12.28%
Philadelphia 22 12.87%
Boston 33 19.30%
Miami 12 7.02%
St. Louis 14 8.19%
Dallas 10 5.85%
Detroit 14 8.19%
Miami 12 7.02%
Baltimore 7 4.09%
Indianapolis 10 5.85%
San Francisco 29 16.96%
Phoenix 8 4.68%
New Orleans 13 7.60%
Las Vegas 9 5.26%
Minneapolis 19 11.11%
Other 19 11.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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This city really is a dump!
You can find areas of town like that in every major and mid sized city.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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When I think Philadelphia, I think

You wont find anything like that in Tampa.
Anyone can go to google and type in "slums in blank city". Pics will come up for the dirtiest areas

When I think Tampa...........

I think trailer parks, people with missing teeth, nascar, hunting, confederate flags, rednecks and being infested by snowbirds that drive 50 on the interstate. NO THANKS TAMPA!!!

The ONLY part of Florida that is livable is Miami. The rest of Florida sucks
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Anyone can go to google and type in "slums in blank city". Pics will come up for the dirtiest areas

When I think Tampa...........

I think trailer parks, people with missing teeth, nascar, hunting, confederate flags, rednecks and being infested by snowbirds that drive 50 on the interstate. NO THANKS TAMPA!!!

The ONLY part of Florida that is livable is Miami. The rest of Florida sucks
Another ignorant post about Tampa. Hunting? There is nowhere in or around Tampa for milies and miles for hunting. Snowbirds driving 50? Maybe south Florida, not in Tampa. If anyone can find images on Google, why dont you back up your post with some. Something besides the huge confederate flag. Thats easy to find, and its 20 miles outside of Tampa anyways.

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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I really hope Chicago gets the 2016 Olympics, and not just because Chicago is an hour away from Milwaukee. However, if for some reason Chicago doesn't get picked, I voted for Houston as my second choice, mainly because I think they already have the infrastructure to pull it off.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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When I think Philadelphia, I think

You wont find anything like that in Tampa.
You haven't been to many cities have you?

Just about any city built in the early 20th century, especially cities that were built on manufacturing, will have blighted areas. It's not a Philadelphia thing. It's a city thing.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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You can find areas of town like that in every major and mid sized city.
Dallas has bad areas but it is not that bad.Now the city is working to make the bad areas of Dallas more attractive.

South Dallas

This was the houses of rich black people in the 1950s. These houses can't be demolished because the neighborhood that the houses are in is a landmark.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/82/Ghetto0019.png (broken link)

other houses

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/Ghetto0001.png (broken link)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Ghetto0012.png (broken link)

old open air mall name:a. harris shopping center ancor: sanger-harris

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Old 05-04-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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Which are the most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States?
Look whos leading the list.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Cities developed in the late 19th century are probably going to have some blight. That's just a fact. This is for a few reasons:
1) homes are older, therefore they cost more to maintain, and the owners cannot always afford to maintain them. Infrastructure is also usually older.
2) most industrial cities experienced white flight in the 1950s until the 1990s.
3) These cities generally are very dense, so you see more blight in a smaller area also.

Cities with blight are not bad cities. They just have issues. But most have vibrant neighborhoods and good places to live. They are not better or worse than sunbelt cities that have developed a lot since the 1950s.

Since when is East St. Louis a neighborhood? It's a city, a small one, but a city.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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Another ignorant post about Tampa. Hunting? There is nowhere in or around Tampa for milies and miles for hunting. Snowbirds driving 50? Maybe south Florida, not in Tampa. If anyone can find images on Google, why dont you back up your post with some. Something besides the huge confederate flag. Thats easy to find, and its 20 miles outside of Tampa anyways.
Everyone is aware that Philly has bad areas. Also, everyone is aware that Tampa has bad areas.

What is making me angry is that you are trying to put Tampa on the level of Philly. Tampa is a small to medium sized city. The Philly metro is double the size of Tampa's.

If you want to put a vote in for the state of Florida to host the Olympics then it should be Miami, not Tampa.

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Dallas has bad areas but it is not that bad.Now the city is working to make the bad areas of Dallas more attractive.

South Dallas

This was the houses of rich black people in the 1950s. These houses can't be demolished because the neighborhood that the houses are in is a landmark.



other houses





old open air mall name:a. harris shopping center ancor: sanger-harris
I have been to Dallas multiple times and have never ran into a real bad area. I am sure they exist, but I have never seen them
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Everyone is aware that Philly has bad areas. Also, everyone is aware that Tampa has bad areas.

What is making me angry is that you are trying to put Tampa on the level of Philly. Tampa is a small to medium sized city. The Philly metro is double the size of Tampa's.

If you want to put a vote in for the state of Florida to host the Olympics then it should be Miami, not Tampa.



I have been to Dallas multiple times and have never ran into a real bad area. I am sure they exist, but I have never seen them
Have you been by Fair Park that's South Dallas.
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