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Old 02-14-2013, 09:43 PM
Location: Michigan
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Originally Posted by Osito View Post
There are certainly cities that have a hard time overcoming this problem. To think of some of the worst, I suppose Detroit, Gary, St. Louis, etc. come to mind.

On a side note, Denver is no angel for how it deals with its own issues of poverty and high crime. Their ideas of fighting poverty are to push them out and build fancy houses for new money. If they can't do that, then they ignore it. They were especially hard on homeless folks during the whole occupy movement, which homeless people really had no hand in here. They were the ones that paid for it what with the new law criminalizing sleeping outside.

The cops here are for the most part a joke. They prefer to drive around at all hours and pull over innocent people and harass them for no reason rather than actually patrolling high crime areas looking for real criminals and trying to find criminals who get away with this crap.

That's because Denver prefers to pretend it doesn't exist and pay journalist to talk about how great Denver is.

I don't mean to sound bitter. It's true that I can't stand this place and really want to leave. I also get tired of this city portraying this place as something it's not. Every city has problems and if Denver would admit that it's no different, imagine the possibilities for actually making progress.
I've also heard that Denver's job market isn't as great as what people are led to believe.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:29 PM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by animatedmartian View Post
I've also heard that Denver's job market isn't as great as what people are led to believe.
Don't believe everything you hear.

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**“We actually saw the employment level during the recession fall as low as 1.34 million in January 2010. But Denver-Boulder has officially reached its pre-recession employment levels, with employment at more than 1.4 million jobs in December. That’s according to an analysis by CU Leeds School of Business economist Brian Lewandowski. And that employment level is the highest since April 2008.
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