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Old 02-09-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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I don't dislike Chicago it's a once great American city like Detroit I hope it rebounds.
This list changes from year to year, depending on the variables. Last year's list included Los Angeles and New York City (you can look it up). Also, New York, Chicago and L.A. are the only 3 American cities that are Alpha Cities. You've started two threads about Chicago in two days, so you must be terribly concerned. Don't worry, it's still a great American city, and that's not about to change!
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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No Scranton on this list? YEE-HAW! We didn't take top honors for being the suckiest place in America for a change! LOL!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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At the end of the day these lists have a lot of personal opinion driving them.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Mile high city
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Chi town is a great city but I think it would see its demise buidling that 2000ft vibrator!
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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At the end of the day these lists have a lot of personal opinion driving them.
Aren't you just saying this because Chicago is number 3 or on the list and you happen to live in Chicago?

Shrinking population, legendary corruption, high taxes, high unemployement, terrible sports teams, freezing winters, high crime (higher rates than LA and NY) long commute times are hardly personal opinions and can easily win Chicago the distinction of being a "miserable" city as opposed to a "winner" city.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Aren't you just saying this because Chicago is number 3 or on the list and you happen to live in Chicago?

Shrinking population, legendary corruption, high taxes, high unemployement, terrible sports teams, freezing winters, high crime (higher rates than LA and NY) long commute times are hardly personal opinions and can easily win Chicago the distinction of being a "miserable" city as opposed to a "winner" city.
Chicago was voted best sports city in 2006. I love Chicago Winters. Our corrupton got JFK elected. Plenty of cities have bad commute times. As of the last census Chicago's population has gone up.

Aren't you just making all of your points because you have something against Chicago?
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Chicago was voted best sports city in 2006. I love Chicago Winters. Our corrupton got JFK elected. Plenty of cities have bad commute times. As of the last census Chicago's population has gone up.

Aren't you just making all of your points because you have something against Chicago?

Yeah. It's a big anti-Chicago conspiracy that includes myself and Forbes
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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During last septembers list of most stressful they ranked Chicago #1 and then right after that they said that it also ranked #1 in resident satisfaction~!!! Who you going to listen to, the people who live there or some idiot from forbes???
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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Miserable except to the millions that live there.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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I hate Forbes.

Not really for dissing my hometown, but just for the severe inconsistencies. Best city last year, most miserable this year, best for business worst for... et cetera et cetera...


I hate Forbes.
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