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View Poll Results: City where you feel there is an inferiority complex?
NYC 25 8.74%
LA 23 8.04%
CHICAGO 80 27.97%
HOUSTON 84 29.37%
ATLANTA 61 21.33%
PHILLIE 44 15.38%
DETROIT 40 13.99%
DALLAS-FORTWORTH 41 14.34%
BAY AREA (San francisco, Oakland, San Jose), CA 16 5.59%
MILWAUKEE 40 13.99%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 286. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Originally Posted by LovinDecatur View Post
This statement strikes me as rather disingenuous.
And when I think of TX, I think of Lubbock, not Houston.
It was only in response to another idiotic comment. Sense of humor???
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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I had to laugh when somebody says that NYC has an inferiority complex. NYC is known the world over for it's super ego.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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How can New York have an inferiority complex? It is clearly the most populated city in the country and the most popular American city worldwide. Even worse is that 9 delusional people voted for NY. Could one of you nine please inform me when NY got an inferiority complex?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:43 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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How can New York have an inferiority complex? It is clearly the most populated city in the country and the most popular American city worldwide. Even worse is that 9 delusional people voted for NY. Could one of you nine please inform me when NY got an inferiority complex?
There probably all from Houston
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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How can Houston feel inferior with such incredible economic stats???
Those 37 votes Houston got on this thread, have more to do with envy than with anything else.

The following are the 100 biggest labor markets in America, ranked according to raw change in private-sector employment between November 2007 and November 2008:

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1. Houston, up 42,400 jobs

2. Dallas-Fort Worth, up 35,100 jobs

3. Washington, up 15,600 jobs

4. San Antonio, up 11,700 jobs

5. Seattle, up 9,900 jobs

6. Virginia Beach-Norfolk, up 9,100 jobs

7. Oklahoma City, up 8,100 jobs

8. New Orleans, up 7,200 jobs

9. McAllen-Edinburg, Texas, up 6,700 jobs

10. Austin, up 6,200 jobs

11. Boston, up 4,600 jobs

11. Raleigh, up 4,600 jobs

13. El Paso, Texas, up 4,100 jobs

14. Hartford, up 3,600 jobs

15. Columbus, up 2,900 jobs

16. Baton Rouge, La., up 2,800 jobs

17. Bakersfield, Calif., up 2,000 jobs

18. Omaha, up 1,100 jobs

19. Youngstown, Ohio, up 500 jobs

20. New Haven, Conn., up 300 jobs

21. Des Moines, Iowa, up 200 jobs

22. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., no change

23. Greensboro, down 100 jobs

24. Baltimore, down 200 jobs

25. Albany, down 500 jobs

25. Syracuse, N.Y., down 500 jobs

25. Tulsa, down 500 jobs

28. Little Rock, Ark., down 1,000 jobs

28. Modesto, Calif., down 1,000 jobs

28. Pittsburgh, down 1,000 jobs

31. Wichita, Kans., down 1,300 jobs

32. Greenville, S.C., down 1,600 jobs

33. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa., down 1,700 jobs

34. Portland, Maine, down 1,900 jobs

35. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., down 2,000 jobs

36. Chattanooga, Tenn., down 2,300 jobs

37. Birmingham, down 2,400 jobs

37. Springfield, Mass., down 2,400 jobs

39. Akron, Ohio, down 2,500 jobs

39. Jackson, Miss., down 2,500 jobs

41. Charlotte, down 2,600 jobs

41. Grand Rapids, down 2,600 jobs

41. Stockton, Calif., down 2,600 jobs

44. Ogden, Utah, down 2,800 jobs

45. Daytona Beach, Fla., down 3,000 jobs

45. Fresno, Calif., down 3,000 jobs

47. Knoxville, Tenn., down 3,200 jobs

48. Worcester, Mass., down 3,300 jobs

49. Allentown-Bethlehem, Pa., down 3,400 jobs

49. Indianapolis, down 3,400 jobs

51. Harrisburg, Pa., down 3,500 jobs

52. Madison, Wis., down 3,600 jobs

53. Albuquerque, down 3,700 jobs

54. Colorado Springs, down 4,000 jobs

55. Charleston, S.C., down 4,100 jobs

55. Richmond, down 4,100 jobs

57. Rochester, N.Y., down 4,200 jobs

58. Augusta, Ga., down 4,300 jobs

59. Lakeland, Fla., down 4,600 jobs

60. Buffalo, down 4,700 jobs

61. Palm Bay-Melbourne, Fla., down 4,800 jobs

62. Cincinnati, down 5,000 jobs

63. Honolulu, down 6,000 jobs

64. Columbia, S.C., down 6,100 jobs

64. Denver, down 6,100 jobs

66. Salt Lake City, down 6,400 jobs

67. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., down 6,500 jobs

68. Dayton, down 6,700 jobs

69. Nashville, down 7,100 jobs

70. San Jose, down 7,300 jobs

70. Toledo, Ohio, down 7,300 jobs

72. Orlando, down 7,600 jobs

73. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla., down 9,200 jobs

74. Las Vegas, down 9,600 jobs

75. Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla., down 10,100 jobs

76. Jacksonville, down 10,700 jobs

77. Kansas City, down 11,000 jobs

78. Boise, Idaho, down 11,200 jobs

79. Cleveland, down 11,300 jobs

80. Milwaukee, down 12,400 jobs

81. Louisville, down 12,800 jobs

82. Memphis, down 13,600 jobs

83. St. Louis, down 14,200 jobs

84. Sacramento, down 14,900 jobs

85. Portland, Ore., down 15,500 jobs

86. Providence, down 16,600 jobs

86. Tucson, down 16,600 jobs

88. San Diego, down 17,500 jobs

89. Philadelphia, down 18,800 jobs

90. San Francisco-Oakland, down 21,100 jobs

91. Minneapolis-St. Paul, down 31,400 jobs

92. New York City, down 33,500 jobs

93. Chicago, down 33,600 jobs

93. Tampa-St. Petersburg, down 33,600 jobs

95. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., down 35,800 jobs

96. Phoenix, down 58,500 jobs

97. Miami-Fort Lauderdale, down 59,700 jobs

98. Los Angeles, down 60,700 jobs

99. Atlanta, down 66,100 jobs

100. Detroit, down 67,700 jobs

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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How can Houston feel inferior with such incredible economic stats???
Those 37 votes Houston got on this thread, have more to do with envy than with anything else.
I assume you realize by saying that you're just proving the point that everyone has been trying to make...
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Maybe not C-D relative, but I always ran into this with people from Philadelphia.

Furthermore, is there some law that says, if you are from Philly, you have to preface every third sentence with "I'm from Philly, and..."? A number of people I went to school with and worked with over the years felt compelled to say this whenever any old topic of discussion popped up. A great friend of mine used to do this all the time... before he moved back to Philly!

It was always the same thing. They were from Philly, and this is how they do things in Philly. They were from Philly, and this is what they ate for lunch in Philly. They were from Philly, and there was no traffic like Philly's. They were from Philly and this is what they say in Philly. They had been transferred to [wherever it was I was living] and they couldn't wait to get back to Philly. Philly, Philly, Philly. As if saying Philly added some sort of legitimacy to whatever it was they were trying to say.

To this day, I cringe when anyone says "I'm from Philly", expecting it to be a lesson in why being from Philly is relevant to all things. It rubs me the wrong way. I want to say "Yeah, well I'm from Chicago, and I don't give a flying [censored]!"
well in philly we usually......

juuuuuuuust kidding

that would annoy the hell out of me too..
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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I assume you realize by saying that you're just proving the point that everyone has been trying to make...
I assume that you are also envious.
But I know that people in Houston don't really care about what others think of Houston, they are too busy at work making money and having fun.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The poll doesn't seem to be in agreement with you.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The people are only picking the city they see the most on here .The reason why Houston is winning because its been getting bash the most lately, even though people will say were just being insecure and defensive.
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