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Old 06-22-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Detroit, Philly, Newark....war zones are probably far from boring
I believe I've had to chastise you before on your slow-witted erroneous comments pertaining to Philadelphia. How someone can be so ignorant and clueless with the world at their fingertips is beyond me. If Philadlephia is a war zone then so are approximately 40 other major US cities that rank above them in the most dangerous US city category.

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Old 06-22-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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People do take seriously what I have to say on the subject of Omaha. The problem is we have a couple of people that are artificially inflating the importance of Omaha as a cultural mecca, financial center and economic powerhouse as it relates to much larger and more important metropolitan areas. I don't think any of the people that are taking you and Go NE to task are going to claim that Omaha is a dying back water whose better days are behind it. On the contrary, I've stated it is an up and coming city and seems to have a decent future. But to constantly harp about how allegedly great it is and then Go NE claiming that someone said "NYC has nothing on Omaha" is not only absurd but bordering on the insane. You need to be taken to task for some of these statements and in fact, Go NE has just been exposed by someone in the "Cities with the Brightest Future" string.

Actually it was me who said "manhattan's got nothing on Omaha," but that is an actual quote from a man I rang up at the department store I work at after he's just moved to the city with his mother, and I've heard at least one New Yorker claim we don't know "how lucky we are" after he left Omaha after spending a week. Before the trip mind you he was badmouthing Omaha left and right.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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The people that I have encountered over the years that bad mouth Omaha have done it after visiting or living there. I've never heard of anyone bad mouthing the place without at least visiting first. As far as the guy from NY is concerned I suspect he'll regain full use of his mental faculties after a few months once he realizes Omaha cannot match NY in the areas of culture and entertainment.

Again, I am not saying it is a bad place. But it is going to be decades before the place can truly start to compete with bigger, more established metro areas. That simple.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Nice to see Hartford finally made it off the Top 25 most dangerous cities.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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The people that I have encountered over the years that bad mouth Omaha have done it after visiting or living there. I've never heard of anyone bad mouthing the place without at least visiting first. As far as the guy from NY is concerned I suspect he'll regain full use of his mental faculties after a few months once he realizes Omaha cannot match NY in the areas of culture and entertainment.

Again, I am not saying it is a bad place. But it is going to be decades before the place can truly start to compete with bigger, more established metro areas. That simple.
Actually, I disagree to a certain extent. I've never heard of more than one visitor (not resident, I think most people find it easy to get tired of anyplace after a while) who badmouthed Omaha after the fact. Most are really complimentary.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Unfortunately that has not been the case in my world. Aside from my Father's brother in Connecticut, most everyone I've met and talked to about Omaha that has either visited or lived there does not have a great deal of positive things to say about it.

I know that when I lived there they used to pour raw untreated sewage into the river just south of downtown. Local TV actually gave warnings to people during newscasts to avoid going into the water below an area just south of downtown because some sewage treatment plant was dumping untreated waste into the river. I think it was just below the Veterans Memorial Bridge. I hope they are not doing that today.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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But it is going to be decades before the place can truly start to compete with bigger, more established metro areas. That simple.
20 maybe? In the Omaha World Herald a while back, economists, census takers, and other significant people from all over the country estimated that by 2028, Omaha would have a metro of 2 million. I don't know if that includes
Lincoln, which puts us to a metro of 1.2 million or if it doesn't its around 830,000.

And by the way, High school, who cares really?
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:27 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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20 maybe? In the Omaha World Herald a while back, economists, census takers, and other significant people from all over the country estimated that by 2028, Omaha would have a metro of 2 million. I don't know if that includes
Lincoln, which puts us to a metro of 1.2 million or if it doesn't its around 830,000.

And by the way, High school, who cares really?

you sure want your population to explode dont you, I think you and the other from Omaha done invited everyone that is thinking of relocating
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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It won't explode all that much except with people moving in from adjacent states. Many people that move there from other areas of the country are not likely to settle there once they discover the "culture shock" of the area. That certainly has been the case for me in this region. Being from Connecticut I've found both Kansas City and Omaha to be in another world separate of New England. Everything from the climate to the culture and mentality of the people is more or less the exact opposite of the Northeast. I've got a friend from Alabama that has said the same thing when comparing it to the South. To put it in a diplomatic light, Missouri, Nebraska and much of Kansas is an acquired taste for many.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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you sure want your population to explode dont you, I think you and the other from Omaha done invited everyone that is thinking of relocating
I told you, our news paper said that, the Omaha World Herald is our newpaper
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