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Old 06-18-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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It hasn't changed my views, I still love Chicago.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: yeah
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I read the same stupid comments that I've heard in person. It's about the same.

The other day, I asked a San Franciscan where he'd be working in San Jose. "What part of San Jose," I said. He replied, "Part? I didn't know it had parts. I thought it was just a bunch of Olive Gardens." The next day, I looked up Olive Garden locations because I hadn't seen one around here before. There's apparently one here.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Well... LA gets dogged on here on a regular basis! Usually I just ignore most of it, but sometimes it gets to me. When it does, I just look out the window and feel better!
Me, too. (Taken about 10 minutes ago, temperature 96 degrees):
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Lurking and interacting sporadically on this forum has not changed my opinion of Indianapolis at all. I am used to people coming down here from Chicago and ripping Indy to shreds. I am used to people from Ohio (including my sister) coming to Indianapolis and ripping it to shreds. I am used to hearing people tell me how "small" Indy is and how "suburban" Indy is. I am used to hearing people tell me that I do not know anything about "true big cities." The thing is; I don't care. I love it here. Some arrogant jerk from out of town is not going to change my mind. I love downtown Indianapolis. I love walking around Broad Ripple. I love exploring the "urban" areas that Indy offers such as Holy Cross and Fountain Square; even if they are just urban by Indy standards. I love being able to get from my job on the northeast side to downtown in a half hour. I do not care how special Chicago's northside is, or how much more urban Cincinnati is, or how much bigger St. Louis' metro area is. Those are great places to visit; but not places I have any interest in living. Hearing someone from Chicago (or any other city) preach to me is not going to change MY opinion of MY city!

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I have felt the way I feel about where I live for many years before I happened onto CD, nothing I have read has changed my opinion of where I am, or where I really wanna be. If I cant be there, at least I can talk to the wonderful folks on the Missouri forum.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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While it hasn't really affected my opinion about where I live now, city-data (along with some other places) has affected how I view the state where I'm from (Michigan.) There's a lot of bashing and negativity associated with the state, and while I know that unemployment is high there and some of the cities there have problems, it makes me sad to see so many people rip on the state. In a way, it almost makes me feel guilty for leaving (I was bored/grad school,) like I'm one of the criticizers. However, these aren't my feelings at all - I like Michigan, I'd like to see it do well, and someday I'd hopefully like to move back there.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Generally speaking, if it isn't in North Carolina or Tennessee east of Nashville, it gets ripped apart on here.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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Better. I realize now that many people from regions other than the Northeast dislike Kansas City.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Worse. I never realized until I started posting here just how many people dislike Scranton. Maybe they're all just jealous because they don't have "The Office?"
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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People on this forum tend to be NYC/Chicago/San Francisco elitists. Not everybody can live in one of these world cities.
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