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Old 08-01-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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In general I avoid big cities, and only go to them when I have to for work. Many just have a terrible odor, and in the last twenty, or thirty years seem like third world hell holes to me. The majority of people seem like they are refugees from a foreign country.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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In general I avoid big cities, and only go to them when I have to for work. Many just have a terrible odor, and in the last twenty, or thirty years seem like third world hell holes to me. The majority of people seem like they are refugees from a foreign country.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:36 AM
 
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Just one more reason I avoid big cities.

The warmer climate zone cities have a bigger homeless pop because cold weather areas give homeless people a one way ticket to the warm zones rather than dealing with their homeless pop.

It's also unfortunate that many are do not have enough public restrooms. We have a small county seat town here where it has been long the bane of shoppers that 1) parking is limited, 2) there is NO public restrooms unless you eat at a restaurant, where by law they must have pub restrooms. That usually means they have to eat at the restaurant and spend more money that could have been spent at other businesses.

Apparently it's not a priority for big cities to have public restrooms, they'd rather have the whole city be a pub sewer.

Like you said " eeew".

I just wonder how much the person who has to clean it up gets paid?!?!?

Also many have laws to clean up after a dog, but allow public crapping or peeing. Makes no sense.
I'd much rather accidentally step in dog poop over a humans!
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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Before this becomes even more of a city bashing thread, I'll note that many small towns and rural areas have their share of disgusting elements. Having grown up in the rural south, I saw some truly gross stuff there that rivals anything I've seen in major cities. The difference is scale. But since "per capita poo" isn't something we track, it's all more noticeable in cities.
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:42 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Before this becomes even more of a city bashing thread, I'll note that many small towns and rural areas have their share of disgusting elements. Having grown up in the rural south, I saw some truly gross stuff there that rivals anything I've seen in major cities. The difference is scale. But since "per capita poo" isn't something we track, it's all more noticeable in cities.
Kinda like Midland, TX with a population of 100,000 in the middle of nowhere. There's a visible homeless population and although I don't know of any homeless defecating out in the open, I wouldn't be surprised if it happens here. There's a a BIG problem with trash and other random junk being left around random places in town though which deprecates the overall cleanliness of the city.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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Before this becomes even more of a city bashing thread, I'll note that many small towns and rural areas have their share of disgusting elements. Having grown up in the rural south, I saw some truly gross stuff there that rivals anything I've seen in major cities. The difference is scale. But since "per capita poo" isn't something we track, it's all more noticeable in cities.
This is also super true. I live in an area of 150,000 and the homeless problem here is worse per capita than many large cities, and the general "bad behavior" of people feels worse as well. We're a small city but there are certain nice, new apartments in parts of downtown where you actually have to step over homeless sleeping to get out of your apartment as if it were the Tenderloin in SF.
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