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Old 04-28-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Evidence that makes me a liar? Uh oh... Master Poster someone just shot a personal attack.

DFW has the highest growth and for the reason I think I've said 100times.
Shalom.
Don't be so sensitive. The expression is a colloquialism that means "prove you wrong".

DFW has the highest amount of growth because the pulic regards it as a better destination than anywhere else. And there are as many reasons for its superiority as there are immigrants to Dallas.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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lets not forget, the #1 reason why people move to DFW is simple simple simple.

1. It's cheap
2. followed by jobs and business friendly environment

OUtside of those 2, the draw isn't much else.
D. Wong I think you hit the nail on the head. Beyond that there really is not too much that puts Dallas over and above any other city.

I personally do not think business friendly environment is all that it is cracked up to be. I think it is better to have good checks and balances in place so that you are neither too pro-business or anti-business.

Cheap is not always that great either. McDonalds and Walmart are both cheap and both quite popular. While some might consider them great because of that I certainly would not want to live my life settling for McDonalds and Walmart.

While I enjoyed the few years I was in Dallas, I am glad to have had the opportunity to live elsewhere so that I can really appreciate different life-styles and to realize that "cheap" and "work" are not what life is all about.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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DFW has the highest amount of growth because the pulic regards it as a better destination than anywhere else. And there are as many reasons for its superiority as there are immigrants to Dallas.
Unfortunately the quoted post is a great example of one of the key problems with Dallas. Its populace has this perverted sense of self. Any sort of criticism is met with hostility and irrationality. I had a fun time traveling abroad and to other states with my Texas friends because it was fun trying to get them try new experiences and eventually seeing them realize that the Texas way is not always the best way.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:14 AM
 
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Unfortunately the quoted post is a great example of one of the key problems with Dallas. Its populace has this perverted sense of self. Any sort of criticism is met with hostility and irrationality. I had a fun time traveling abroad and to other states with my Texas friends because it was fun trying to get them try new experiences and eventually seeing them realize that the Texas way is not always the best way.
I think the 4th largest metro in the USA, actually the 5th largest metro in North America, has many things that should reinforce the sense of self in itself.

We don't have to take seriously the mutterings of sociopathic trolls.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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D. Wong I think you hit the nail on the head. Beyond that there really is not too much that puts Dallas over and above any other city. .
In comparison with the 350 metro areas in the USA, Dallas has facilities and urban experiences that vastly exceed them. The exceptions would be NYC, LA, and Chicago.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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Unfortunately the quoted post is a great example of one of the key problems with Dallas. Its populace has this perverted sense of self. Any sort of criticism is met with hostility and irrationality. I had a fun time traveling abroad and to other states with my Texas friends because it was fun trying to get them try new experiences and eventually seeing them realize that the Texas way is not always the best way.
Texans do broaden their horizon but why leave a state that offers everything you need. That is not arrogance or irrationality its a fact. Dallas by known means thinks that it is superior or better than any other metro, but we are not just gone let you degrade our metro area.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: The Village
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There's no point in trying to argue with the regular posters here. They are not interested in helping nor objective reality.

Anybody with good sense can understand the nations(That's bigger than Texas for all you who never left home) number 2 city is in another league than a minor city, let alone one such as Dallas, Texas.

FWIW I found Dallas weather bad but because of the wind. Chicago's is also bad because of the same condition. However Chicago has a draw, while Dallas has.... well still trying to figure that out..
I hate to burst your bubble...but Chicago is the #3 city in the USA. Los Angeles is the second largest city and has been for 50 years. "Second City" refers to the rebuilding of Chicago after the Great Fire, not the fact that it's the second biggest.

Chicago's wind and Dallas' wind are two completely different things. Chicago has cold, wet wind blowing in off of Lake Michican. Dallas has warm, dry wind blowing in from open plains. They feel very different. It can be very cold in Chicago in summer because of this wind, and it is regularly warm in winter in Dallas because of this wind.

But to call Dallas a minor city is to ignore the facts of life. Dallas has the cultural amenities of a world city. It is not as "cultured" as Chicago, but what is considered refined culture in Texas and the South is a little different than refined culture in Chicago and the North. Snobbery is frowned upon here.

If you think Dallas is a "minor city," I'd like to know what you think of such small towns as Houston, Atlanta, Nashville, and Miami.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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after last nights games I'm kind of worried Dallas might be able to beat Chicago if they play in the NBA finals. hehe
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: WESTIEST Plano, East Texas, Upstate NY
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Unfortunately the quoted post is a great example of one of the key problems with Dallas. Its populace has this perverted sense of self.
I am constantly amazed at the hatred and envy displayed by people regarding the pride of place displayed by others. In these small minds, the only reason one could be so proud of where they live is ego, snobbery, or "perverted sense of self". This is true whether you're talking about Plano, Texas, or the United States.

It couldn't possibly be that people are so proud of where they live because it's a damn nice place...
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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after last nights games I'm kind of worried Dallas might be able to beat Chicago if they play in the NBA finals. hehe

You are so funny! LOL! It's hilarious how you keep talking about sports while everyone else is debating. LOL!

Dwong and Aceplace are never going to be city-data friends. LOL!

Thanks everyone for giving such wonderful insight. I'm so excited to move to Texas. Dallas seems like a great city to plant my roots in.

Keep the fun info coming
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