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PostSubject: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:02 pm

in the United States. Anyone else see their city on the list lol, mine is. This is from Forbes.

1. Detroit, Mich.

Violent crime in the Detroit metro was down 5% in 2011, but it remains the highest in the country with 1,052 violent crimes per 100,000 people, according to the FBI. Home prices were off 35% the past 3 years, which is the biggest drop in the U.S.

2. Flint, Mich.

Flint has been demolishing homes as the city shrinks with residents leaving in search of jobs. Only Detroit has a higher net out-migration rate. Flint ranks third worst for violent crime, behind Detroit and Memphis.

3. Rockford, Ill.

A three decade decline in the manufacturing base has hurt Rockford's economy and kept unemployment high. The metro’s recent 11.2% unemployment rate is one of the highest rates in the U.S. Another burden: high property tax rates.

4. Chicago, Ill.

Chicago has passionate supporters, but residents must endure the misery of long commutes, plummeting home prices, brutal winters and high foreclosure rates. The migration rate out of Chicago is the sixth worst among the 200 largest metros.

5. Modesto, Calif.

Foreclosures continue to plague Modesto with 6,859 foreclosure filings in 2012, according to RealtyTrac. It represents 3.8% of homes, which is the third highest rate in the U.S. Recent unemployment was 15%.

6. Vallejo, Calif.

The city finally emerged from bankruptcy at the end of 2011 after nearly 3 years. Problems remain with high levels of foreclosures and unemployment.

7. Warren, Mich.

Troy and Farmington Hills are part of the government-defined Warren metro division. Like Detroit, the Warren metro has seen home prices collapse--off 53% the past five years.

8. Stockton, Calif.

Stockton became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy protection last year. The city is burdened with the highest foreclosure rate in the U.S. and ranks among the five worst for unemployment and crime.

9. Lake County, Ill.

The Chicago suburb is one of the richest counties in the U.S., as measured by per capita income. But home prices are down 29% over the past 5 years. Other drawbacks: long commutes and lousy weather.

10. New York, N.Y.

Taxes are always a hot button issue in New York, whether it revolves around banks paying their share (rally above) or the taxes that residents face, which are the highest in the U.S. New Yorkers also rank first when it comes to the longest commutes.

11. Toldeo, Ohio.

Job growth has been anemic in Toledo and residents are voting with their feet by leaving the city. The net migration rate out of the city was the nation's fourth highest behind Detroit, Flint and Cleveland.

12. St. Louis, MO.

St. Louis and Detroit are the only two metros to rank in the bottom 50% in each of the nine metrics of misery we considered. St. Louis' worst scores are on net migration.

13. Camden, NJ.

New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau labelled Camden the most impoverished city in the U.S. with 42.5% of residents living below the poverty line.

14. Milwaukee, Wisc.

Winter weather in Milwaukee can be brutal with average lows of 13 degrees in January. Property tax rates also rank among the highest in the U.S.

15. Atlantic City, NJ.

In 2010, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited the gambling mecca and proclaimed: “Atlantic City is dying.” Casino revenues have been in a downward spiral, which contributed to a recent unemployment rate of 14.4%

16. Atlanta, GA.

The housing crisis hit Atlanta hard with home prices off 42% since 2007 and foreclosure rates among the highest in the U.S. Another misery for Atlanta residents: traffic.

17. Cleveland, Ohio

Only Detroit and Flint have had a faster exodus rate out of the city than Cleveland over the past 3 years.

18. Poughkeepsie, NY.

Poughkeepsie residents must endure crummy weather and long commutes to work. Their average commute of 31.9 minutes is the sixth highest in the U.S. Property tax rates are also onerous.

19. Gary, Ind.

Gary was called the murder capital of the U.S. in the 1990s, but violent crime is down dramatically in Gary in recent years. It is still plagued by high foreclosures and a migration out of the city.

20. Youngstown, OH.

The scrapyard above is in the spot of what once was one of the busiest steel mills in the U.S. Youngstown has been trying to recover since the exodus of steel began 25 years ago. There has been a net migration of residents out of Youngstown for 21 straight years.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:06 pm

I was in St. Louis a few times and as beautiful as the city is you DO NOT want to lose your way around and end up in the bad parts, long story short I was out 100 dollars in cash by the end of the night lol

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:16 pm

my city is Poughkeepsie. Really a strange city, very diverse. Certainly has it's bad parts, very bad, but overall i like it. Worst thing to happened to me is i got chased down the street by a pack of pitbulls that were clearly breed for fighting. Hopped a fence and got away though. They have some really good restaurants and night life though, weather is typical of NY.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:53 pm

I've had to give directions for your city... Not gonna try spelling it with my iPhone lol

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:33 pm

Stockton is a real shithole. I'm surprised anybody who comes up with money would stay there(Diaz brothers)

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:00 am

No mention of New Orleans or the surrounding towns in lousiana? No mention of Baltimore, murder capital of the US?

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:02 am

Ludo wrote:
No mention of New Orleans or the surrounding towns in lousiana? No mention of Baltimore, murder capital of the US?

if you go to new orleans or baltimore it's pretty easy to have yourself a good time, a good time goes a long way towards alleviating misery.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:28 am

Quick someone figure out if the majority of these cities are in blue or red states and if the major/local gov are a majority liberal or conservative.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:14 pm

cheekynffc wrote:
Ludo wrote:
No mention of New Orleans or the surrounding towns in lousiana? No mention of Baltimore, murder capital of the US?

if you go to new orleans or baltimore it's pretty easy to have yourself a good time, a good time goes a long way towards alleviating misery.

Almost half these places mentioned are some of the largest markets in america. You can't go very far in New York City without finding directions to something good. Chicago has some of the best food in the country. St Louis, Atlanta, and Atlantic City are all popular tourist locations for a reason. And in all these places you don't have the murder rate per capita of Baltimore or New Orleans, I may be wrong about that since I didn't look it up but I'm pretty sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:29 pm

yea im not really sure what criteria they used to make the list, some definitely belong but im sure there are worse cities that could be on here. Detroit should definitely be number one though, i heard like only 12% of the kids can even read there.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:45 pm

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Ludo wrote:
No mention of New Orleans or the surrounding towns in lousiana? No mention of Baltimore, murder capital of the US?

if you go to new orleans or baltimore it's pretty easy to have yourself a good time, a good time goes a long way towards alleviating misery.

Almost half these places mentioned are some of the largest markets in america. You can't go very far in New York City without finding directions to something good. Chicago has some of the best food in the country. St Louis, Atlanta, and Atlantic City are all popular tourist locations for a reason. And in all these places you don't have the murder rate per capita of Baltimore or New Orleans, I may be wrong about that since I didn't look it up but I'm pretty sure.

they're measuring by how miserable the people are though, if folk from new orleans or baltimore aren't that miserable i don't suppose those cities would qualify.

falling house prices seems a common theme, i guess a lot of people in new orleans might not be fazed as much by their house dropping in value compared with a few years ago when the fucker got blown into arkansas by katrina.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:46 pm

I was expecting a global list.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:50 pm

Ali* wrote:
I was expecting a global list.

well it's fair to say that people in 3rd world countries have it far worse than even the worst city in America. Most of us take for granted things like fresh water and food and shelter. That said, there are still places in these countries where people beat the odds and make a good life for themselves.

What is the worst place in Scotland or the UK?
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:56 pm

oggy420 wrote:
Ali* wrote:
I was expecting a global list.

well it's fair to say that people in 3rd world countries have it far worse than even the worst city in America. Most of us take for granted things like fresh water and food and shelter. That said, there are still places in these countries where people beat the odds and make a good life for themselves.

What is the worst place in Scotland or the UK?

I don't have a clue but according to some research done awhile back my city (Glasgow) has an awful life expectancy rate.

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Whether it is deaths from cirrhosis, drug abuse, lung cancer, murder or suicide, Glasgow's mortality rates are easily the highest in Britain, and among the highest in Europe. Life expectancy at birth in Glasgow is the lowest in the UK – more than six years below the national average for Glaswegian men (71.6 years, compared with a UK average of 78.2 years), and more than four years below average for Glasgow's women (78 years, compared with the UK average of 82.3).
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:01 pm

i'd have to imagine parts of northern ireland are really bad too
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:12 pm

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i'd have to imagine parts of northern ireland are really bad too

I've been to Belfast and it's such a lovely fun city to visit, all of the people were really friendly.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:22 pm

I've always wanted to visit Ireland. I hear it's beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:52 pm

oggy420 wrote:
I've always wanted to visit Ireland. I hear it's beautiful.

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:14 pm

Detroit number 1 on another bad list???? Fuck it we are used to it lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:19 pm

Detroit's population plunged 25% in the past decade to 713,777, the lowest count since 1910.

Detroit's percentage loss rivals the 29% drop in New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Detroit's numerical loss was larger than New Orleans, which lost 139,834.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:42 pm

Yeah the city is in turmoil and most are jumping ship like the titanic.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:45 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/most-dangerous-cities-for-women_n_1456729.html
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#8: Lawton, Oka.
Population: 124,089 Violent crimes per 100,000: 771 Rapes per 100,000: 57

Go ahead and take a look at my location...

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:56 pm

Is OU contributing to the undsafety for women?
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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:02 pm

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Is OU contributing to the undsafety for women?
Doesn't matter what those bitches say, they wanted it. Their mouth said no but their eyes said yes.

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PostSubject: Re: Top 20 most miserable cities to live in   Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:14 am

Haha, a thousand no's and one yes is still a yes

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