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Old 10-10-2019, 05:15 AM
 
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...We definitely still do let companies wreak havoc, though it's usually not the obvious stuff you can see in a photo.
We still let governments wreak havoc.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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It happens in every city, there was one of those dumb videos of a white girl "discovering" a chopped cheese in Harlem. It's a demographic thing, not geographic.
I say, it's a combination of both. People in all regions are ignorant about other regions one or another. Just like a lot of people on the Coasts automatically assumes that the Midwest (outside of Chicago) is nothing but distressed and abandoned areas, rust and smokestacks. Just like people in the Midwest assume that everybody on the Coasts has white collar jobs, snobby, arrogant and/or rude. Also, people don't take to see what other regions have to offer because in their biased minds they feel that they could find everything in their cities, or feel that if the city was cooler there would be more hype about it. Some people didn't know that Cleveland was a foodie friendly place.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I'm actually really looking forward to starting a family in Cleveland. There is a ton of good "scenery" here.

My mom was 10 when the Cuyahoga River caught on fire. It's time to put this to bed.

Though BIG AGREE on the Mike Polk Jr and his dreadfully unfunny and harmful cheapshot videos from a decade ago that never seem to go away.
I agree it's time to move on from the Cuyahoga River fire. A lot of people don't even mention it too much these days.

Also, agree with you on Mike Polk, Jr. Those videos did a lot more harm than good to Cleveland and its reputation. Thanks to him that video is constantly played in heavy rotation on social media. When folks want to disparage Cleveland that is their #1 go-to video. Also, folks automatically assume that's how Cleveland is and folks all over the country take those videos as accurate representations of Cleveland. But, you gotta thank CBS, Tony Rizzo and TNT for keeping him and those relevant and now he has a job at WKYC Channel 3. Wow! Time to cancel that dude.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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FWIW the overwhelming majority of us have moved past those cliche Cleveland videos, and the reference to the river fire. The poster who referenced it is notorious for referencing cartoonish and very cliche stereotypes as their opinion on many different cities.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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FWIW the overwhelming majority of us have moved past those cliche Cleveland videos, and the reference to the river fire. The poster who referenced it is notorious for referencing cartoonish and very cliche stereotypes as their opinion on many different cities.
True but every now and then some idiot on Twitter has to bring up those videos when they want to take their shots at Cleveland. Either that or the Joakim Noah video where he trashed Cleveland.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:50 PM
 
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We still let governments wreak havoc.
Governments generally are working for the public. Corruption and self-interest are the exception, not the norm as they are with big polluters.

Therefore the big polluters need to be regulated tightly.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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I say, it's a combination of both. People in all regions are ignorant about other regions one or another. Just like a lot of people on the Coasts automatically assumes that the Midwest (outside of Chicago) is nothing but distressed and abandoned areas, rust and smokestacks. Just like people in the Midwest assume that everybody on the Coasts has white collar jobs, snobby, arrogant and/or rude. Also, people don't take to see what other regions have to offer because in their biased minds they feel that they could find everything in their cities, or feel that if the city was cooler there would be more hype about it. Some people didn't know that Cleveland was a foodie friendly place.
How do you come to the conclusion that people on coasts think that and vice versa?

People outside of city data don't care about city hype or any of that stuff anyway so I don't particularly agree there. Cleveland is a big city, there's good restaurants in every city and this "foodie" trend is common in all of them in one way or another.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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How do you come to the conclusion that people on coasts think that and vice versa?

People outside of city data don't care about city hype or any of that stuff anyway so I don't particularly agree there. Cleveland is a big city, there's good restaurants in every city and this "foodie" trend is common in all of them in one way or another.
I just didn't single out people on the Coasts, I singled people in all regions. I even acknowledged that people in the Midwest have stereotypes and misconceptions about the Coasts and the South just like people in the Coasts and the South have stereotypes and misconceptions about the Rust Belt.

Yes, most people outside of City Data don't care for national media hype about a city. But, there are a certain group of people out there that do judge cities based on media hype. It could be Top 10 Best or Worst rankings, TV/movies, bias, politics or hearsay. And, there are great restaurants in every city that I think might go unnoticed by the masses. I found a couple of restaurants (non-deep dish) in my many travels to Chicago that doesn't get the credit that they deserve. Same with some restaurants in Memphis.
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