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A Poll Asked People In 24 Different Countries To Pick The Best City In The World
Business Insider ^ | 09/27/2013 | MEGAN WILLETT

Posted on 09/07/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 09/07/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ipsos, a market research organization, recently conducted a poll to find The World's Favorite City.

The company polled more than 18,000 people in 24 countries to find out the best cities to do business in, live in, and visit.

Ipsos then tallied the responses to determine which global cities ranked the highest across all three categories.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: cities
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To: 43north

LOL, I was actually trying to convince the better half to move to Alta, Wyo. (a suburb of Driggs)


21 posted on 09/07/2013 7:44:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
I vote for Houston, Texas.

With it's picturesque mountains, cool summers, and Texas rodeos, Houston just can't be beat.

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22 posted on 09/07/2013 7:57:24 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: SeekAndFind
There was a misprint in the article:

Canada hearts hates Toronto

There, fixed it

23 posted on 09/07/2013 8:00:30 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: 43north

Sandpoint is nice - a beautiful place on account of all you mentioned and more, except there are too many libs there (my former stepfather, his “wife”, two sons from his earliest marriage...)even for an expatriate Portlander like me, who only escaped the people’s socialist republic of Porn-land...

I’m a couple of hours S of you, at the confluence of the Snake and the Clearwater rivers, in the Lewiston-Clarkston valley. The scenery is not quite a match with my ideals, but I’ll take the “trade-off” of lots of nice conservative neighbors, a major bullet manufactory within 2 miles of my back door, over half the nation’s soft white winter wheat and lentils produced within a 100 mile radius, and heavily wooded areas that are less than an hour’s drive away...Not to mention Chinook, Steelhead, and Sturgeon fishing half a mile away...
Freegards!


24 posted on 09/07/2013 8:03:05 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Zermatt or Heidleberg


25 posted on 09/07/2013 8:06:27 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Gumdrop

I love NYC! You’ll have fun!


26 posted on 09/07/2013 8:07:43 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My favorite European City....Amsterdam, hands down.


27 posted on 09/07/2013 8:12:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: doorgunner69
Every city I have been in, could not wait to get out of it.

And when the SHTF happens everyone will feel exactly the same.

28 posted on 09/07/2013 8:20:14 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: 353FMG

People who lived in Manhattan during the 40s would not recognize what the city became. My parents were (x)generation New Yorkers. By the mid-50s it was clear that the city was heading in a direction they didn’t like. Throw in the benefits of the G.I.bill, and they and about 50% of original New Yorkers left town.

It spiraled down till the 70s when my dear old dad said he’d never set foot in the city again, and didn’t. Too bad he didn’t live to see how well Rudy turned it around. Still, it’s too big, too crowded, too fast-paced for most people’s taste. And way too expensive.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 8:21:30 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind

My home town, Birmingham, Alabama


30 posted on 09/07/2013 8:21:56 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: immadashell
And when the SHTF happens everyone will feel exactly the same.

Maybe the ones that should have known better.

OTOH, it has been my observation that the majority of city dwellers are most uncomfortable out in the open. They truly seem to prefer the anthill environment and will expound on it if you ask or question why they would want to live like that?

To many of us, being on a trail with no other soul in sight, or human structure, is most pleasant. The same totally freaks out many city dwellers. Similar thing being in the ocean with the water over your head. Some are comfortable, some freak out.

31 posted on 09/07/2013 9:18:11 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: SeekAndFind

My picks: Paris, New York, London, Amsterdam. In that order.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 9:18:33 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC is the abortion capital of the US.

Revelation 18 (New American Standard Bible)
18 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. 2 And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”

4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. 7 To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ 8 For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.
Lament for Babylon

9 “And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’


33 posted on 09/07/2013 10:46:34 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: ansel12

Was there a crust slip I missed while sleeping? Did the gulf coast move to the pacific northwest?


34 posted on 09/07/2013 11:40:51 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m from the country and I like it that way!


35 posted on 09/07/2013 11:44:41 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: AmericanArchConservative; 43north

Another vote for Sandpoint - I’m 10 miles south of there. New York is OK, San Francisco I love despite the people who live there, Tokyo is awesome, Seattle is exquisite, but they just don’t have that big-city sophistication you get in Sandpoint.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 11:55:36 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PA Engineer

I think that mountain is over in Galena Park or something, I’m a little forgetful about the details, is it Pasadena, where Gilley’s Lounge used to be?


37 posted on 09/08/2013 12:00:22 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: Gumdrop
Stick to Midtown, studiously avoid areas where the people aren't well dressed, resist the urge to “go native” unless you've become familiar or have a native friend/acquaintance as a guide. The subway stinks, literally, and you'll be rubbing elbows with the crazies. Get a decent hotel that is walkable to most of what you want to see and do, and take at least a cab if there's someplace you want to go that is not walkable, very difficult to hail in the rain away from the entrance to your hotel. If you can afford to hire a black car service, do so. It's like a private cab at your immediate beck and call, a black full-size luxury sedan, Cadillac or Lincoln usually. Do this and there's no place on earth quite like it, very enjoyable for a long weekend. Beyond that, I have to get out, it starts to be just too much.
38 posted on 09/08/2013 12:00:25 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: ansel12
I think that mountain is over in Galena Park or something, I’m a little forgetful about the details, is it Pasadena, where Gilley’s Lounge used to be?

My memory is foggy too, but I think it my be in the sky needle.
39 posted on 09/08/2013 12:02:58 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

This being the internet I have to say of course I am joking, being from Houston myself, really, the summers are not all that cool.


40 posted on 09/08/2013 12:05:26 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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