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Old 10-23-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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That murder count just floors me. In 10 years, the total is approximately 3 - 4 thousand! How in the world can a society tolerate that? If over ten years about four thousand people can be shot to death, and there is no perceivable outcry, does that mean they were so unconnected to productive society that it makes no real difference? The sheer volume just amazes me.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Ok seriously, I won't bug about people being freaked out about the murder count.

But for pete's sakes, it's the same thing over and over. They are in LOW INCOME neighboorhoods and are tied to the DRUG GAME.

If you live in the city, get with your neighboorhood block association, volunteer, keep an eye out and bug your city councilman. If you're in the burbs......why do you care?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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Anyways as for the city itself. Overall it isn't doing badly.

You have your perrenial inner city troubles, crime, bad schools and what not.

Still there is some good.

Population is relatively flat overall but there has been an influx of new residents as seen in places like Fishtown and Northern Liberties.

The economy is relatively diverse with law firms, healthcare firms (particularly pharma), many highly rated college, prominent tourism and Sunoco.

Place is primed for more development once the economy bounces back (or crawls back rather).
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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And Philadelphians wonder why people not from here have the impression the locals here are rude or just not as friendly as in other places...Give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves.
He's just asking how Philly is doing? Just picture Rocky asking, 'Yo, Philly, how you dooin??'
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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how is philly for university????
La Salle
Seton Hill
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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the current mayor was elected because of that out of control murder rate. he's fairly competent, which is the first since 2000. Philly's getting better again, even if it has it's problems. go Phils
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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Hey people, why do you have to be so sensitive? Northbradin85 just asked a fair question. He didn't mean to offend anyone. I was also thinking of moving to the area, and frankly, would ask the same question. If he asks about Philadelphia is because he is at least interested in the city. You will probably make your city look better if you answer the question honestly and without sarcasm. Thanks.

Without sarcasm?!? Sarcasm is in the water supply, lmao, I think some people mistake the sarcasm for snootiness or surliness - lighten up people - this poster must not be from around here

Honestly though, the OP's question was legit and I agree that he is not a knucklehead.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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That murder count just floors me. In 10 years, the total is approximately 3 - 4 thousand! How in the world can a society tolerate that? If over ten years about four thousand people can be shot to death, and there is no perceivable outcry, does that mean they were so unconnected to productive society that it makes no real difference? The sheer volume just amazes me.

People live in society's where this many people are murdered a year.
IMHO: If the people living within the communities that breed this violence (note, I didn't say ghetto), have no interest in changing that reality, how can anyone else? And, I think the American society as a whole is slipping into a more violent culture. IMHO
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