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Old 04-19-2015, 04:52 AM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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Nature capital: Seattle


The nature capital of America is not in a city...
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I'll add that Philly is the Capital of "used to be". Every time I go there, I hear all about how they used to be this and used to be that.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I'll throw my two cents in...
New York is the only true capital of the United States, and I'll explain by using the European Union.

The EU's de facto capital is Brussels, which hosts the headquarters of several EU institutions and NATO. Multiple institutions are within hours reach such as The Hague or Strasbourg. But I doubt anyone would say Brussels reach is more greater than London or Paris (or even countries like Switzerland and Germany).

I apply the same principle to Washington, in that it's power is minute once one of the houses moves out of the city.

Los Angeles has nothing more than Hollywood and a few beaches, and only when you combine it with San Francisco does it start to rival some of the mid-sized European capitals (Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels).

The only true capital in the USA, which can compete with the likes of London or Paris, is New York.
LA is nothing more than Hollywood and a few beaches? How daft and ignorant can one get?

Oh you just created your account. You have a lot to learn buddy.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:41 PM
 
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OK, this time I'll not be a Philly booster and irk everyone on this forum.


5) Tech capital: San Francisco. Silicon Valley is basically the tech hub of the world.

5) Tech capital: San Jose. Silicon Valley is basically the tech hub of the world.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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The nature capital of America is not in a city...
LMAO haaaaa that was hilarious haaaa I can't stop laughing.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I'll add that Philly is the Capital of "used to be". Every time I go there, I hear all about how they used to be this and used to be that.
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LMAO haaaaa that was hilarious haaaa I can't stop laughing.
Me too LOL. Some see Philly as a Role Model for the nation though today..... I just say, but I don't like all of Philly's tight old Row homes on narrow streets. But I make sure I acknowledge.... Philly is still..... a great American city. Which it is ...and its downtown as others. Is booming.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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LA is nothing more than Hollywood and a few beaches? How daft and ignorant can one get?

Oh you just created your account. You have a lot to learn buddy.
His/her entire post is questionable to say the least.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:08 AM
 
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That sounds about right to me.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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OK, this time I'll not be a Philly booster and irk everyone on this forum.

The U.S. unlike many other countries doesn't have a primate city, which is one city that carries an overwhelming importance compared to the rest of the country. In the U.S. we don't have just one city that serves as gov't HQ, center of economy, entertainment, and culture. DC is the gov't HQ, but New York is the #1 city for capital and human capital. So I think there are 5 "capital cities" in the U.S. i.e. cities that are national hubs for certain things.

1) Political capital: Washington, DC. It's the home of the federal government and national agencies and institutions.

2) Financial/economic/business capital: New York. A lot of corporate HQ's there and the city is the main engine to the U.S. economy.

3) Entertainment capital: Los Angeles. Hollywood, TV production, and music recording are there. 3 out of the 4 major entertainment awards take place in LA (Tony Awards in NYC) plus Golden Globes and many others.

4) Arts and cultural capital: Philadelphia. This city is the most important in U.S. history plus it's #1 in arts, music, food, etc.

5) Tech capital: San Francisco. Silicon Valley is basically the tech hub of the world.

So feel free to comment and have differing views (I'll not troll and neither should anyone else).

You are up to your old tricks as soon as I saw #4. Sorry, Philly is not a US primate city in any way. Boston for intellectual and arts maybe, but not Philadelphia. Where do you come up with this stuff?
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philly has more cultural institutions and museums than Boston as well as more National Historic sites. Boston is small potatoes compared to Philly.
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