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Old 02-12-2013, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Go West young man...
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Well it is after all the land of Harvey Milk and honey....
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Happiest city maybe... but also 'the No. 1 city on the globe most waiting on tender-hooks to be pummeled by an 'off-the charts-earthquake' sooner or later...
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Happiest city maybe... but also 'the No. 1 city on the globe most waiting on tender-hooks to be pummeled by an 'off-the charts-earthquake' sooner or later...
Yawns.

Tokyo, LA, Mexico City et al...all waiting to get pummeled. SF is not special in this regard.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Yawns.

Tokyo, LA, Mexico City et al...all waiting to get pummeled. SF is not special in this regard.
Who was talking about Tokyo, LA, Mexico City? Wasn't this thread about SF?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:47 AM
Status: "Mr. Frou-Frou man." (set 19 days ago)
 
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Here is a much better explanation of the actual survey. It's the 2009 survey but by the same group GFK. You be the judge.

The World's Happiest Cities - Forbes.com
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Here is a much better explanation of the actual survey. It's the 2009 survey but by the same group GFK. You be the judge.

The World's Happiest Cities - Forbes.com
As you say ~ it is a 2009 survey and a lot changes in 3-4 years. (On a side note I have to vouch for Sydney which is No. 2 on that list. It's now a damn expensive city, but an incredibly great place to live, I doubt it would still be no. 2 in 2013 due to the cost of living).

San Fran, as much as I wanted to love it, when I visited 5 years ago, sadly did nothing for me. I found myself feeling the most unsafe out of any major city I'd been to in the US before - and by this I mean I have lived in Chicago and NYC and felt totally safe 99% of the time, but 15 mins in San Fran and I felt feel at ill-ease as a tourist. I also found it very boring. I think it's a city where you need to know a local to show you the proper sense of the city. I'd like to go back and be proven wrong as so many people wax lyrical about San Fran and how cool it is.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Who was talking about Tokyo, LA, Mexico City? Wasn't this thread about SF?
yes, but you said SF is the number 1 city on the globe waiting for an earthquake and I dont know what gives you the authority to make such a proclamation? Or am I addressing God?

LMAO
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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yes, but you said SF is the number 1 city on the globe waiting for an earthquake and I dont know what gives you the authority to make such a proclamation? Or am I addressing God?

LMAO
I was saying it in jest/generalising. Everyone knows San Fran and/or the west coast of the US is due a big earthquake of serious/decent magnitude in years to come, due to the San Andreas and inland Hayward-Rodgers fault. You can try and fob it off onto places like Japan etc (which BTW is 1000's of miles away from CA ?!?).. and where yes, they get earthquakes often (including the horrific Sendai one in 2011), but you talking about Japan doesn't take away from the fact that the western seaboard of the US, in particular northern CA and San Fran, is looking at a big earthquake in the coming years.

I remember finding it incredibly disconcerting driving into San Fran 5 years ago on a double decker concrete highway ~ in an earthquake zone city ?!?!?! Nuts...

Good luck 'Laughing your ass off' when the big one hits in your area. I was of the impression natural disasters like that aren't generally things one 'take the pis* out of.. ?! But whatever floats your boat...

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:49 AM
Status: "Mr. Frou-Frou man." (set 19 days ago)
 
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As you say ~ it is a 2009 survey and a lot changes in 3-4 years. (On a side note I have to vouch for Sydney which is No. 2 on that list. It's now a damn expensive city, but an incredibly great place to live, I doubt it would still be no. 2 in 2013 due to the cost of living).

San Fran, as much as I wanted to love it, when I visited 5 years ago, sadly did nothing for me. I found myself feeling the most unsafe out of any major city I'd been to in the US before - and by this I mean I have lived in Chicago and NYC and felt totally safe 99% of the time, but 15 mins in San Fran and I felt feel at ill-ease as a tourist. I also found it very boring. I think it's a city where you need to know a local to show you the proper sense of the city. I'd like to go back and be proven wrong as so many people wax lyrical about San Fran and how cool it is.
Scroll down. There is an explanation of the data that this survey collects and really what it means from a person who ran the survey.

I wasn't posting to get involved in comparing cities. I was providing context to the original post.

BTW with all the resources on the internet about every big city on earth the fact that you had a boring time says more about you than the City.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Such desperation to be current. LOL

#fyi
Funny ~ as mentioned I am am Irish, and always held a strong/huge love for Americans in my 37 years on this planet. Your attitude 18Montclair makes me start to understand /respect why a lot of other countries are not quite so 'enamoured' with Americans as the Irish are...

I have spent years listening to yanks explaining to me in provincial mid-western sports bars why their 'wannabe Oirish' granny convinced them to send money 'back home' to the IRA...
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Interesting to experience it from another nationalities standpoint... A lot of right wing Americans, like you seem to hate Aussie on City-Data... I've only been on CD.com 2 months and posted initially as I was planning to move Stateside to NYC, the things I've read on CD has done all but convince me to stay away from the US.

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