According to Forbes Magazine, the most dangerous cities in America in 2009. Chicago doesn't even make the list.
1. Detroit, MI
2. Memphis, TN
3. Miami, FL
4. Las Vegas, NV
5. Stockton, CA
6. Orlando, FL
7. Little Rock, AR
8. Charleston, SC
9. Nashville, TN
10. Baltimore, MD
11. New Orleans, LA
12. Baton Rouge, LA
13. West Palm Beach, Florida
14. Charlotte, NC
America's Most Dangerous Cities - Forbes.com
The United States hosts a great deal of these things, so I don't really see the need to do so.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I also think it is rather idiotic to gloat over the fact Obama couldn't get the Olympics to Chicago, that is like gloating over a republican who got a parking ticket or Dick Cheney getting into a hunting accident. If Obama doesn't pass any socialized medicine, fails to pull the troops out of Iraq or Afghanistan ,fails to close Gitmo or fails to give amnesty to illegals then that would be something to gloat over because those are things that will have an impact if he succeeds.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
From Aug. 27, 2009 – Sept. 26, 2009 there were 33,155 crimes committed. Not exactly a city that I would like to visit or represent our country.
Someone asked why I called it "the heart of America". Reason is that that is what it is called. Much like Chicago is called "The Windy City" Oklahoma is called "The Heartland of the US". Don't know why it is called thus. I just know that it is.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
I really could give a crap less where they are held
~Following My Own Flow~