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Old 06-16-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I say Detroit.

This country is going downhill and soon will look like a wasteland all around.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Fox Cities, Wisconsin
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Detroit or Chicago. It's incredibly sad to see how Detroit has been on the decline since the 60s especially after the 67 Riot. Most difficult research paper I ever did in college (not because it was my capstone project, but rather how sad it was to research about the decline of Detroit).
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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I say Detroit.

This country is going downhill and soon will look like a wasteland all around.
Ahh but Detroit is no longer declining.In fact you could also list other turn around cities like Pittsburgh,Cleveland,and even Philly.
Why ignore all the many cities that have and continue to rise economically rather while focusing on less than a handful that are have lagged?
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:52 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Isnt there a lot of crime and poverty in Baton Rouge?
Nothing on the level of Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, etc. Within Louisiana, New Orleans has far more crime, and New Orleans is still a far better city than the ones above. Baton Rouge certainly doesn't look or feel like an impoverished city. The entirely of NO doesn't feel bad, many parts of town are very beautiful and well-maintained and have active nightlife and historic charm. Baton Rouge has certain rough neighborhoods but they don't cover the majority of the city limits like is the case with Baltimore. Recently things have been stirred up by the national media and BLM and the attack on police officers here was committed by a leftist radical from Kansas City. Politically this area includes a heavily black central city surrounded by more mixed, conservative suburbs. And I would describe the region as politically moderate overall compared to more rural parts of Louisiana and especially compared to West Virginia.

LSU is also a major university and probably provides one of the most all-American college experiences possible.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Raleigh nc Washington dc Seattle and Cleveland
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Los Angeles and Detroit, but In different ways; both are "magnet" cities, sustained by location at their founding (as all cities are), but "sent into high gear" by specific societal/technical advances -- mass entertainment and the autonomous vehicle, respectively. Both are struggling with change, and both will survive.
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Nothing on the level of Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, etc. Within Louisiana, New Orleans has far more crime, and New Orleans is still a far better city than the ones above. Baton Rouge certainly doesn't look or feel like an impoverished city. The entirely of NO doesn't feel bad, many parts of town are very beautiful and well-maintained and have active nightlife and historic charm. Baton Rouge has certain rough neighborhoods but they don't cover the majority of the city limits like is the case with Baltimore. Recently things have been stirred up by the national media and BLM and the attack on police officers here was committed by a leftist radical from Kansas City. Politically this area includes a heavily black central city surrounded by more mixed, conservative suburbs. And I would describe the region as politically moderate overall compared to more rural parts of Louisiana and especially compared to West Virginia.

LSU is also a major university and probably provides one of the most all-American college experiences possible.
New Orleans' homicide rate is currently comparable to Baltimore's and St. Louis'. It's far worse than Chicago's, and it's been that way for ages, even with Chicago's homicide spike last year and lower spike this year.
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