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View Poll Results: Which is better?
Mogadishu, Somalia 13 25.00%
Flint, Michigan, United States 39 75.00%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-04-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Which place has better weather?
Which place is safer?
Which place is healthier?
Which place has less crime?
Which place has the lowest cost of living?
Which place is better overall?
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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Which place has better weather?
Which place is safer?
Which place is healthier?
Which place has less crime?
Which place has the lowest cost of living?
Which place is better overall?
safer: flint

healthier : flint has obesity, mogadishu has undernourishment generally

less crime: flint

lowest cost of living : mogadishu

best place: mogadishu is probably more interesting
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Costa Rica
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lmao dude seriously?
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Almost ANY place is better than Somalia!
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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I saw the meme on Facebook too.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Funny thread.

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Which place has better weather?
Which place is safer?
Which place is healthier?
Which place has less crime?
Which place has the lowest cost of living?
Which place is better overall?
Weather: Flint. I think Somalia has been in drought. Seems that 1.3 million may die if they don't get foreign food aid.

Safer: Flint. Somalia is still in a de facto Civil War.

Healthier: Flint. It has at least hospitals and medicines.

Less crime: Flint. Somalia is extremely dangerous.

Cost of living: For a Westerner? Flint. Westerners are in a huge risk of being kidnapped

Better place: Flint.


From wikitravel:

As of 2016, the city remains extremely dangerous and near suicidal for independent travelers. Armed warlord and Islamic militant factions still have a large presence in the city, and any white person and most other foreigners are a prime target that many of these people fantasize about having for a victim.


Do not wander the streets alone for any reason. You won't last long if you do. Gunfire and random explosions are frequent. If you must venture around the city, you should be accompanied by armed and well trained security personnel and a ride in an armored vehicle. These arrangements should be made in advance through private security and tactical firms which specialize in these types of environments. Most employers and governmental bodies that might send you here are well aware of the situation on the ground and will do their best to keep you safe, but your head must be on a swivel to your surroundings 24/7 regardless. Make 100% certain that any hotel accommodations that are made come with 24 hour private security, which is standard at most hotels in the city which cater to foreigners. Even so, there have been 8 hotel attacks in the last year alone.

Basic services such as electricity are not reliable many hours of the day, and you should not drink the water under any circumstances. Food and bottled drinks sold in the city may or may not be safe to consume either. Try to get the advice of another foreigner who has been in the city before, or follow the advice of your employer. Health and consular services are either limited or nonexistent.

In short, if you do not have an absolutley essential reason to go to Mogadishu, DO NOT DO IT! Independent travel will only get you killed, no matter how benevolent you think your intentions might be. Even if you do have a good reason, your employer or government can't make you risk your life, as even humanitarian aid workers are not safe in the city. The death count of unprepared ideologues who were "only trying to help" that did not heed this advice is staggering, so please do not become another statistic. You provide the country no benefit whatsoever by causing an international incident over your death or abduction.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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I heard Flint, MI is pretty bad but I would believe it's better than a city in a really poor country like Somalia. Although Somalia probably would be interesting to visit if I was with the right people to show me around.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Too close to call.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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These threads lately
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:24 PM
 
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These threads lately
Let's see, what is a more hostile environment for human life...the Mojave Desert, or the moon?
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