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Old 03-22-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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America's Cleanest Cities, 2011 - Yahoo! Real Estate

I know it's talking about air quality,not trash, but I still laughed when I saw it on the list.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My first thought was...gee, how dirty are the other cities!

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Old 03-22-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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My first thought was...gee, how dirty are the other cities!

Vicki
My first thought was "third most cleanest".
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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My first thought was "third most cleanest".

I didn't place them, but there should be quotations around the "cleanest" as it's a reference to the title. I know proper English would be "most clean" or "third cleanest". Also, I simply don't care about such things as I've never been a grammar nazi. And to think, I attended NC Governor's School for English.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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America's Cleanest Cities, 2011 - Yahoo! Real Estate

I know it's talking about air quality,not trash, but I still laughed when I saw it on the list.
I almost blew a gasket,when I read the thread title,than I saw air not trash.Whew! that was close.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The story is specifically about toxicity as it relates to air quality, water quality and superfund rankings.
It's not about "cleanliness" per se.

Here's a direct link to the Forbes story and slideshow (without Yahoo's OpEd/Story name change): America's Least Toxic Cities - Forbes.com
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We're number one for water quality!!!!

I guess if you want quality water you have to put up with some Chloramine sanitizers that make the water taste like dirty socks, grass, chlorine or whatever your taste buds interpret it as.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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Let them do litter next? We'd have to be at the bottom of that list.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Volunteered with the Neuse River Keepers and I can tell you it's a tough task-clean up after yourselves people!!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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Sorry Mac, it was tongue in cheek, but uncalled for. Just kinda caught me, but my apology is sincere.

I don't know HOW we got #1 for water. Lake crabtree is a toxic mess, the beaches at our lakes are often closed due to bacteria and other nastiness, and I think I remember lots of nasty fish kills in the Neuse a few years ago. I realize all these things happen from time to time, but to think we are #1 is a really scary thought. It doesn't get any better!

Again, sorry for the grammar comment, i'm really not qualified to comment....
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