View Poll Results: Which City is America's Worst

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  • Atlanta

    2 2.47%
  • Chicago

    10 12.35%
  • New York

    1 1.23%
  • Los Angeles

    4 4.94%
  • Detroit

    44 54.32%
  • Washington DC

    5 6.17%
  • Miami

    0 0%
  • Cleveland

    2 2.47%
  • Memphis

    0 0%
  • Other, please explain

    13 16.05%
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    When were you appointed to God-like status and given the power to make these subtle determinations as to who shall prosper and who shall wither?
    I wasn't given the power to determine who would prosper and who would wither. The city of Detroit withered because of the decisions they made. I just don't want to have to pay for it.

    Do you agree with the GM bailout?

    Do you agree with all the bank bailouts?

    I guess the back and forth you and I are engaging in begs the question....."who must suffer the consequences of their own actions and who has the right to make egregious mistakes, not suffer the consequences of those mistakes and have others pay for those mistakes?

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    No Brainer.

    San Francisco, because they elect people like Nancy Pelosi.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    I wish it was a public poll.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Singapore is in which state?
    I had to look, but it's not one of Obama's 57 states.


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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    East St. Louis, Illinois.

    Top 100 most dangerous places to live in the USA - NeighborhoodScout


    If you have been there, you would know why it tops the above list.

    The place seems like a post war zone (at least the last time I was there it did).
    I chose Detroit out of those that were offered. I've been to Detriot and didn't think things could get any worse until you brought up East St. Louis, Ill. I did a search on the place. Mercy. From what I read both cities share a similar history that led to their economic disaster that has turned them into one of the armpits of this country.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by DB20 View Post
    I wasn't given the power to determine who would prosper and who would wither. The city of Detroit withered because of the decisions they made. I just don't want to have to pay for it.

    Do you agree with the GM bailout?

    Do you agree with all the bank bailouts?

    I guess the back and forth you and I are engaging in begs the question....."who must suffer the consequences of their own actions and who has the right to make egregious mistakes, not suffer the consequences of those mistakes and have others pay for those mistakes?
    You seem to be laboring under the belief that everything that happens to a person, a family, a group, a city, or even a nation is something brought about because of things that they did solely themselves?
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You seem to be laboring under the belief that everything that happens to a person, a family, a group, a city, or even a nation is something brought about because of things that they did solely themselves?
    well why don't you explain to us then how Detroit came to be what it is now.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by DB20 View Post
    well why don't you explain to us then how Detroit came to be what it is now.

    In earlier threads I spent several hours supplying information with evidence on the decline for Detroit and reasons for it. Allow me some time and I will try to link to it so you can read it later this weekend.

    In the meantime, please begin with this

    http://www.urbanophile.com/2012/02/2...pete-saunders/

    and this

    http://pup.princeton.edu/chapters/i8029.html
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by DB20 View Post
    This poll isn't overtly political but I didn't see a place to post polls in the non political section.

    Anyway which of these is the worst US city in terms of crime, economy, housing, general livability etc etc etc

    Basically which city should be known as America's toilet?
    Newark, NJ should be on the list. In fact, NJ in general should be on that list.
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    One reason is the people who you're likely to run into on internet forums aren't the ones who live in the high crime areas.

    Another reason is many people who say they're from Chicago aren't really residents of Chicago but the Chicagoland area. They live in the suburbs and either commute into work or come into the city on the weekend and spend their leisure time in the Loop area, the part of the city where tourists visit, the downtown area. Many people, people here in IL even think that that downtown area is the city of Chicago. Not knowing that the city itself is about 28 miles long going north and south and about 5-7 miles wide.

    Every time I tell people I'm from Chicago they say, "Oh yeah? What suburb?" One time, I was in Oregon and I had to show the guy my actual Driver's License showing I had a Chicago address because he wasn't buying that I lived there. LOL

    A couple weeks ago I was introduced to a couple who asked me this very question, repeatedly explaining, only to have them finally assure ME that I lived where I had told them I live. "Oh yeah, you guys are in the city" ??? I mean WTF? LOL


    A lot of imports who came from the surrounding states, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana who came here for jobs, for a change from Pu'Dunk. Revel in the city's history, it's culture, it's mystique... It's a badge of pride to say you live in Chicago. You see the change in a person's demeanor, the awe when you tell them you're from Chicago. I don't understand it, but I find it amusing. It's like either your a bad ass, a Bad Bad Leroy Brown, or they think you're super wealthy living the highlife... It inspires the imagination I suppose...

    As for the crime, well, you get desensitized to it. I live in a pretty affluent area, lots of politicians, city and state, high ranking city officials, lots of police presence and in the 5 years here, we've had car break ins, burglaries, weirdos and what not, but all in all it's a good neighborhood. You just "know". No matter how safe it seems, this is the city.

    I myself love Chicago. Always will. Do I appreciate it now as much as I did when I moved here from the South Subs 12+ years ago? No. I'm older now and I don't need to be "on the scene" like I use to, but I will defend this city and all that it is until the day I die. Why? Because it's my city.

    You have to live here I suppose to "get it".
    I just have to say I never once met anyone who was in awe because I lived in Chicago. And for sure never met someone who thought that I or my family was a bad ass due to livingthere. To me and most of the people I know we don't find any more badge of honor in being from Chicago than any other big city.
    You kind of remind me of the folks who are from Texas who think everyone is impressed that they are from Texas. Most people don't really care.
    Don't get me wrong I think it is great that you take pride in where you live. More people should. Just have not had the same experiences as you.

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