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Old 02-09-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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I will have a big concern if my city is on these lists below.

Pittsburgh and Los Angeles
the most polluted US cities
A report by the American Lung Association


"This type of air pollution can trigger serious problems such as breathing, asthma and heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and even early death"

Top 10 most polluted US cities
(By short-term particle pollution)
1) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) Fresno/Madera, California
4) Bakersfield, California
5) Birmingham, Alabama
6) Logan, Utah
7) Salt Lake City, Utah
8) Sacramento, California
9) Detroit, Michigan
10) Baltimore, Maryland / Washington, D.C.

Top 10 most polluted US cities
(By year-round particle pollution)
1) Los Angeles, California
2) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3) Bakersfield, California
4) Birmingham, Alabama
5) Visalia/Porterville, California
6) Atlanta, Georgia
7) Cincinnati, Ohio
8) Fresno/Madera, California
9) Hanford/Corcoran, California
10) Detroit, Michigan

Top 10 most polluted US cities
(By ozone)
1) Los Angeles, California
2) Bakersfield, California
3) Visalia/Porterville, California
4) Houston, Texas
5) Fresno/Madera, California
6) Sacramento, California
7) Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
8) New York City/Newark, New Jersey
9) Baltimore, Maryland./Washington, DC
10) Baton Rouge, Louisiana

City Mayors: The most polluted US cities
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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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.
Forbes is not that good a read as far as I am concerned either. Chicago does not have horrible weather as far as I am concerned. The econamy is not bad relative to most of the country and the metro population is increasing.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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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~!!!
Stressed out city with residents in denial? C'mon this is Midwest we are talking about. The world capital of denial: of course everybody loves it here
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Forbes is not that good a read as far as I am concerned either. Chicago does not have horrible weather as far as I am concerned. The econamy is not bad relative to most of the country and the metro population is increasing.
Have you survived at least one Midwestern winter???
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:51 PM
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Actually these rankings do great stuff for many cities

Would rather see anyone dumb enough to believe these rankings migrate to places where they might be more intellectually/socially comfortable....many places in FL, AZ, NV, TX, CO, GA, etc are well-suited for the "challenged"...plenty of jobs in retail, tourism, government, call ctrs, etc

Similarly, know many in SF and LA who would welcome a severe decrease in CA's population....exporting many of the economic underachievers to states cited above would prob decrease CA's tax burden...and reduce crime and fwy congestion

They don't hand out high-paying journalism jobs to just anyone
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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Number 10
Can you link to it? I specifically searched for this list on Forbes and did not see STL on the list. I'm not saying he's wrong, I just want to see the right article.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Forbes is not that good a read as far as I am concerned either. Chicago does not have horrible weather as far as I am concerned. The econamy is not bad relative to most of the country and the metro population is increasing.
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Have you survived at least one Midwestern winter???
I can't speak for sweetclimber, but I have been through dozens of Midwest winters, Chicago doesn't have horrible weather. A bit cold in the winter, but not bitter cold by any means.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Have you survived at least one Midwestern winter???
I grew up in upstate NY. Enough said
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Actually these rankings do great stuff for many cities

Would rather see anyone dumb enough to believe these rankings migrate to places where they might be more intellectually/socially comfortable....many places in FL, AZ, NV, TX, CO, GA, etc are well-suited for the "challenged"...plenty of jobs in retail, tourism, government, call ctrs, etc

Similarly, know many in SF and LA who would welcome a severe decrease in CA's population....exporting many of the economic underachievers to states cited above would prob decrease CA's tax burden...and reduce crime and fwy congestion

They don't hand out high-paying journalism jobs to just anyone
Would rather see many lower lev here in Tx fall off to more intellectually chal places. Prob... LA and SF....exporting cult undesirables and such. Those w deire to sell meth/ be escorts and such......Well suited for the socially and intellectually "challenged"...reduce crime and congestion. Prob decrease crime/ congestion and intellectual stagnation.

They don't hand out high paying jobs to qual engineers and such......
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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I grew up in upstate NY. Enough said

Got it
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