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Old 06-20-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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The expressways around Houston and Dallas are expanding faster than their citizen's beltlines. Building a toy train doesn't mean everyone's gone transit, if the sprawl continues unabated with low density construction.

Also no one cares if Houston's population goes from 5 million to 8 million. Everyone knows tons of illegal immigrants from Mexico are flooding into the city. Of course it's growing fast. No one else wants that kind of growth. In the future Houston will be more like a spread out, fat version of Mexico City than like Chicago.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That sure is an ignorant post. Please back it up.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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The expressways around Houston and Dallas are expanding faster than their citizen's beltlines. Building a toy train doesn't mean everyone's gone transit, if the sprawl continues unabated with low density construction.

Also no one cares if Houston's population goes from 5 million to 8 million. Everyone knows tons of illegal immigrants from Mexico are flooding into the city. Of course it's growing fast. No one else wants that kind of growth. In the future Houston will be more like a spread out, fat version of Mexico City than like Chicago.
BearBranch, Paddington is saying, " The expressways are expanding faster than the beltlines ", because the people of Houston are FAT! It has a ways to go before it becomes Cuidad de Mexico, but the people of Houston ARE getting fatter, though. Houston and Chicago, is it possible? YES IT IS!

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Old 06-21-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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How are the people of Houston getting fatter?

CNN chose Houston as the third skinniest city in America last year, based on BMI of its residents, not arbitrary things like number of fast food restaurants like Men's Fitness. Neighboring suburbs Missouri City and Sugar Land came in at #4 and #5 respectively.

MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Top 25 Skinniest
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: NJ
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How are the people of Houston getting fatter?

CNN chose Houston as the third skinniest city in America last year, based on BMI of its residents, not arbitrary things like number of fast food restaurants like Men's Fitness. Neighboring suburbs Missouri City and Sugar Land came in at #4 and #5 respectively.

MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Top 25 Skinniest
OMG - HOW on EARTH do they figure this stuff out???? LOL!! Seriously, does anyone know???
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:26 AM
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They sure went from being fattest to skinniest awfully quick. That was one collective crash diet there
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:42 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Default my not at all scientific opinion based on observation

I think if you were to visit Houston and walk around downtown or a mall during the day, or had lunch at one of the many chain restaurants, you'd see a lot of fat people. However, if you were to hang around Memorial or Hermann Park, Rice University, any one of the large gyms/fitness centers, or had dinner at one of the many mom and pop restaurants in the evenings, then go to the bars and clubs at night, you'd see loads of skinny people. Don't forget all our strip clubs; of course we've got skinny chicks!
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If anyone goes off Men's Magazine to determine how fat a city is from looking or reading men's magazine every year. You need a shrink or you need to be hit on your head at least once a day. Their criteria is stupid and they only put those stupid rankings out to get people to buy their worthless magazine.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:17 AM
j33
 
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Good lord it was a joke. I find most studies of a city's collective weight to be worthless.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I wasn't speaking towards you. Just in general because many people like to slam Houston about this because the magazine has kept the city in it's top 5 fat rankings for the past 10 years.
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