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Old 07-08-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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link to AP article: The Detroit News (broken link)

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The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, used Census Bureau data to determine the share of people age 16 and older who had volunteered their time in the previous year.

The study provides three-year averages, for 2004 through 2006, for the 50 largest metropolitan areas.

Minneapolis-St. Paul was followed at the top by Salt Lake City; Austin, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; and Seattle.

Las Vegas had the lowest volunteer rate, 14.4 percent. It was joined at the bottom by Miami; New York; Virginia Beach, Va.; and Riverside, Calif.
The results are not at all surprising. I would never live in Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Virginia Beach, or Riverside.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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We beat the Mormons
Another symbol of my city's certain decline, MattDen?
Thanks M TYPE X
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by Minnehahapolitan View Post
We beat the Mormons
Another symbol of my city's certain decline, MattDen?
Thanks M TYPE X
Uff da!

It's hard to beat the Mormons, and it's hard for MattDen to beat on Omaha.

It's also hard to bash the aforementioned losers any more, as Bill O'Reilly is constantly exposing the likes of New York City and Virginia Beach.

Someone posted in another thread that 'Las Vegas has few if any ghettos' [paraphrase]. Yes, but it's a civic ghetto. You can't have too many libertarians and immigrants together if you want to maintain civic pride.
(Basically, you need more Germans and Swedes ... ahem)
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:59 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Minneapolis-St. Paul was followed at the top by Salt Lake City; Austin, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; and Seattle.

Minneapolis and Omaha: a couple of good Lutheran/Catholic cities.

Last edited by Katarina Witt; 07-08-2007 at 09:59 AM.. Reason: Italicize quote
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