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  • Nashville

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  • Chicago

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  • Los Angeles

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  • Dallas

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  • New York City

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  • Minneapolis

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I said New York because it, to me, is what America is all about: Lots of people from all parts of the world living together in relative peace.
    Don't forget their welfare state that's sucking the city budget dry. That's an American model.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Don't forget their welfare state that's sucking the city budget dry. That's an American model.
    Ah, see, I was trying not to let my decision be based on which city I liked politically. I am sorry you cannot do so.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Burlington, VT, is a real uncelebrated hero, even if its weather isn't so great all the time. It's certainly better than Asheville.
    Burlington is a pretty town, but I wouldn't call it a city. Besides the lake, it's boring as hell unless you play hacksesack (sp?) and eat cookies.

    Another vote for Boston here. Walk around Cambridge in Autumn. You'll swear you woke up in Heaven.
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Burlington is a pretty town, but I wouldn't call it a city. Besides the lake, it's boring as hell unless you play hacksesack (sp?) and eat cookies.

    Another vote for Boston here. Walk around Cambridge in Autumn. You'll swear you woke up in Heaven.
    Well, I can't disagree with that. I lived in Boston for 12 years and loved it...

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    Which city in America do you think should be the model city?

    I say either San Fransisco or Los Angeles.
    I think our past gives us more of an example than our present.

    New Yorkers pulled together and transformed a swampland into Central Park with some hard labor and cutting edge technology and ideas.

    This is the ideal American action - don't like it, change it. If it doesn't work right then fix it. Too big, too over the top, too unbelievable? Do it anyway.
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    I've been thinking about it and I have to admit, if it wasn't for my family and the Beloved Bears, I'd probably move to San Francisco. But that's really just cause the weather here sucks.
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I think our past gives us more of an example than our present.

    New Yorkers pulled together and transformed a swampland into Central Park with some hard labor and cutting edge technology and ideas.

    This is the ideal American action - don't like it, change it. If it doesn't work right then fix it. Too big, too over the top, too unbelievable? Do it anyway.
    Chicago was a swamp as well AND we built the first skyscrapers, were the hub of the railroad system, heart of the meat packing industry, and we perfected the pizza and the hot dog (Only New Yorkers fail to recognize these proven facts).

    Hell, we reversed the direction of a river for pete's sake! Talk about not caring about how big a job seemed to be!
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    DC was built on a swamp too.

    Now it's a hellhole.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Chicago was a swamp as well AND we built the first skyscrapers, were the hub of the railroad system, heart of the meat packing industry, and we perfected the pizza and the hot dog (Only New Yorkers fail to recognize these proven facts).

    Hell, we reversed the direction of a river for pete's sake! Talk about not caring about how big a job seemed to be!
    Well then - DC and Chicago be included, too. . . and whoever else culled a masterpiece out of nothing.

    Today, though, we'll be damned if we try to suggest that it be maintained properly.
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    DC was built on a swamp too.

    Now it's a hellhole.
    Ruined a perfectly good swamp.
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