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Old 10-12-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by zz4guy View Post
How do you define important? If you mean would we miss it if it was blown off the map, then Washington DC is dead last.


Too bad that last plane crashed in PA.
OH MY GOD. YOUR ARE SCUM
How could you say something like that. You would have rather flight 93 killed more people than it already did? You are a sick person. Those people are heros, HEROS, who took over the plane in order to say lives and you would have rather they'd hit the capitol and killed so many people.

 
Old 10-12-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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NYC
DC
Chicago
Boston
Philadelphia

Take out these 5 and this country will be overrun with yahoos, fruits, nuts, and larks.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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I think in light of our economic plight, Washington D.C. and what happens inside it is of more importance to anything else.

Agree or disagree with the bailout for our corporations, but it will have a profound effect felt in every part of the country.

Agree or disagree with the presidential nominees, but one of them will have a huge profound effect felt in every part of the country.

Now that our finance industry is flailing, people are looking for answers. Who knows what will happen.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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DC
NYC
Chicago
LA

The 5th one is a tossup (SF, Boston, Houston, Philly, etc.)
 
Old 10-13-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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NYC
D.C.
L.A.
Chicago
 
Old 10-13-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Houston
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NYC
DC
CHI
LA
HOU

I think this is probably the most popular list so far. Most people outside this forum would agree with this list....atleast I think so.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: yeah
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If the Bay Area was one city, it would be near the top of most lists.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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i don't want to be attacked, but if i had to choose five (i'm not including d.c. in this):

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
San Francisco
Houston

i chose these towns basically because each are the primary cities in a certain field of economy (i.e. New york for finance, houston for energy) that is crucial to this nation. i also took into account fortune 500 companies and ports. i'm sure plenty of people disagree either way. cities like atlanta (key city in media, marketing, and transportation) and dallas (key city in the IT and fashion industries) are really big and global, but neither really dominate an economy. they're second string cities.

and i agree with whoever said that it's too hard to just pick 5.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Originally Posted by krudmonk View Post
If the Bay Area was one city, it would be near the top of most lists.
Why do people on this board keep fusing the whole Bay Area as one city when none of the other cities are including their whole metro areas?

San Jose is the third largest city in CA and will probably overtake San Fran in importance in the near future but somehow it is relegated to San Francisco's suburb status.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nairobi View Post
i don't want to be attacked, but if i had to choose five (i'm not including d.c. in this):

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
San Francisco
Houston

i chose these towns basically because each are the primary cities in a certain field of economy (i.e. New york for finance, houston for energy) that is crucial to this nation. i also took into account fortune 500 companies and ports. i'm sure plenty of people disagree either way. cities like atlanta (key city in media, marketing, and transportation) and dallas (key city in the IT and fashion industries) are really big and global, but neither really dominate an economy. they're second string cities.

and i agree with whoever said that it's too hard to just pick 5.
What about Pittsburgh?
It has the same number of Fortune 500 companies as San Francisco and owns the steel industry.
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