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Old 09-19-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Dallas has one of the most corrupt police forces in the country. From framing fake drug dealers to beating colored folk.

If you're Black or Hispanic in Dallas this is what could happen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BiKfJo23UY

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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The census stated that the minimal advantage of Houstons growth over Dallas was due to the much larger birth rates in the Houston area. And as has been proven through many studies more affluent populations tend to not bear as many children.
Where is the birthrate stat you speak of? Both cities have had very large numbers of people moving in.

If you check stats, the demographics of Dallas and Houston are extremely similar. Race, education and incomes. It is fallacy that some in Dallas believe it's so much wealthier than Houston.

Just one example - Houston has about half of Texas' top wealthiest communities


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There are many world ranking lists. You should look at the criteria for that one. All about how many accounting firms and lawyer offices there are in a city.
Plus I've noticed the GaWC list changes slightly each year.



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But all of Dallas is not downtown, take a step outside of downtown and go other parts of the city, you see old crumbling freeways, old buildings, treeless and ugly terrain
I've noticed that when many other Texans (like from Dallas or Austin) describe Houston, they seem to generalize the industrial east-side suburbs like Channelview, Pasadena, and Baytown to somehow be representative of all of Houston. So, basically the opposite of when describing their cities (when they pick the "best" areas and generalize it to the entire city.)
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Dallas has one of the most corrupt police forces in the country. From framing fake drug dealers to beating colored folk.

If you're Black or Hispanic in Dallas this is what could happen...


Police Officers in Dallas Beating on People Again - YouTube
Both Dallas and Houston have corrupt police departments. They both need overhauls.

However, saying that if you are black or hispanic for no reason, you will be subject to beatings is ja gross exaggeration. May I remind you that the HPD nor the DPD are models when it comes to beatings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvy976QKuS4

See how stupid and absurd statements like the one you made are?
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Where is the birthrate stat you speak of? Both cities have had very large numbers of people moving in.

If you check stats, the demographics of Dallas and Houston are extremely similar. Race, education and incomes. It is fallacy that some in Dallas believe it's so much wealthier than Houston.
That I agree with. I think the old school perception of Dallas being white collar and Houston being blue collar is changing. Both cities have lots of both.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I've noticed that when many other Texans (like from Dallas or Austin) describe Houston, they seem to generalize the industrial east-side suburbs like Channelview, Pasadena, and Baytown to somehow be representative of all of Houston. So, basically the opposite of when describing their cities (when they pick the "best" areas and generalize it to the entire city.)
Ever seen industrial West Dallas? It ain't no prize either.

"Poisioning people with lead since 1934" should be their community motto.

Its no wonder the area never fully developed & looks very rural. Dallasites will quickly blame it on the Trinity Flood Plain though.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Is this 30 vs 1. The Houstonians are out in full force attacking Dallas....
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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The census stated that the minimal advantage of Houstons growth over Dallas was due to the much larger birth rates in the Houston area. And as has been proven through many studies more affluent populations tend to not bear as many children.

Just sayin'......
what are you talking about? dallas and Houston both had over 500K in natural increase, but Houston just outpaced Dallas in the end because more people started moving here

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Is this 30 vs 1. The Houstonians are out in full force attacking Dallas....
nope counted the last few pages and the cities have even number of posters.

we did have people coming in from other cities to give their input tho.

PS: Houston is better
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Dallas has one of the most corrupt police forces in the country. From framing fake drug dealers to beating colored folk.
This could happen anywhere.


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The census stated that the minimal advantage of Houstons growth over Dallas was due to the much larger birth rates in the Houston area. And as has been proven through many studies more affluent populations tend to not bear as many children.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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I've noticed that when many other Texans (like from Dallas or Austin) describe Houston, they seem to generalize the industrial east-side suburbs like Channelview, Pasadena, and Baytown to somehow be representative of all of Houston. So, basically the opposite of when describing their cities (when they pick the "best" areas and generalize it to the entire city.)
Exactly. Most of innercity Houston (inside the loop) seems very interesting, clche, and pretty upbeat. Very nice homes around Rice U. Yet, everyone else associates Houston to strictly the eastside and Pasadena. True, its much apart of Houston's economy, but so are Dallas's old warehouses and southside.

Dallas and Austin do a better job of hiding their blighted areas than Houston does. I do wish Houston would follow suit of how Dallas is developing around its downtown with all the new apartments, museums, and shiny new buildings.

Sorry to say, but Houston immediately to the south has the nasty pierce elevated and greyhound station and ugly old buildings (Central Square and Old Days Inn) that should've been torn down years ago. When i visited New York, that city is covered in old, rundown looking buildings, grafiti, and hi-rise living with buildings that look over 300 years old. But i guess it helps gives NYC it's character. If Houston could find a creative way to put those old buildings to use, other than just standing, rotting, and growing weeds out of them, i'd be okay with it.

Now, If we could get Dallas's light rail, i think Houston would be set.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Houstons growth over Dallas was due to the much larger birth rates in the Houston area. And as has been proven through many studies more affluent populations tend to not bear as many children.

Just sayin'......
lolz:

The wealthiest community in Texas is in the Houston area, but it's not River Oaks - 2011-Sep-16 - CultureMap Houston
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reveals that the Houston area now boasts four of the 10 wealthiest communities in Texas, including No. 1 Hunters Creek Village.

With more than 67 percent of its 4,537 population possessing household incomes of more than $150,000, Hunters Creek doesn't just rank highest in Texas. It's 11th in the entire country. Bunker Hill, West University Place and Piney Point closely came in at fourth, fifth and sixth respectively on the list for Texas ó each with around 58 percent of its residents bringing in more than 150 grand. Numbers are based on 2009 income and tax data made available by the U.S. Census Bureauís American Communities Survey.
You Dallas Folks like to think you all are better, but we just don't make a lot of noise about things like you all do
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