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10 ‘smartest’ U.S. cities
San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/20/2010

Posted on 02/26/2010 7:29:54 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

1. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

2. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose

3. Boston

4. Minneapolis-St. Paul

5. Denver

6. Hartford-New Haven, Conn.

7. Seattle-Tacoma

8. District of Columbia

9. Portland

10. Baltimore


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: amberlamps; cities; iq; raleigh; topten
Maybe I should have posted this in the OFST.

Based on education level and “intellectual environment”

Source: www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-04/americas-smartest-cities---from-first-to-worst/?cid=bsa:mostpopular1


1 posted on 02/26/2010 7:29:54 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
Baltimore?!?!?!

This MUST be an early April Fool's day.

2 posted on 02/26/2010 7:31:46 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: N3WBI3

ping


3 posted on 02/26/2010 7:31:49 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are sure this isn’t the onion (I was born in Durham)?


4 posted on 02/26/2010 7:32:49 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Baltimore? I live in the suburbs and I laughed when I read that. Maybe everywhere surrounding Baltimore, but not the city.


5 posted on 02/26/2010 7:33:17 AM PST by CollegeRepublican
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To: Responsibility2nd

I want to know why they never tell us where the smartest rural areas are.

They probably don’t think we got no book learnin and can’t read no writin.


6 posted on 02/26/2010 7:33:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Gee, they are all liberal....


7 posted on 02/26/2010 7:34:15 AM PST by PilotDave (Anyone who can get NJ + MA to vote R, can't be all bad.)
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To: cripplecreek
You can reed? Wow.

:-)

8 posted on 02/26/2010 7:34:32 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: martin_fierro; Constitution Day

Things that make you go hmmmmm....


9 posted on 02/26/2010 7:35:06 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

DC?


10 posted on 02/26/2010 7:35:16 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: PilotDave
Gee, they are all liberal....

Funny how that works...

11 posted on 02/26/2010 7:35:19 AM PST by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

IF they are so smart why aren’t their states in better financial shape? I think the state income tax in NC is way high....and debt out of hand.

Seems rather dumb to me.


12 posted on 02/26/2010 7:37:03 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Responsibility2nd

If these cities are “smart,” I’m glad I live in Stupidville.


13 posted on 02/26/2010 7:38:21 AM PST by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hartford, CT is a dump. There isn’t even University there. The whole idea of the New Haven - Hartford, CT as one of the smartest areas is so frikkin’ ridiculous it’s beyond words.


14 posted on 02/26/2010 7:39:29 AM PST by raybbr
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To: PilotDave

More education doesn’t mean “smart” in any real sense; it just means “likely to be more liberal” because people have been indoctrinated long.

By the way, the “more education” criterion would treat a masters in education as more educated than a BS in physics. Now, please excuse me while I leave the room to laugh.


15 posted on 02/26/2010 7:40:27 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: Responsibility2nd

3. Boston

8. District of Columbia

16 posted on 02/26/2010 7:41:07 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
BOSTON

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *wipes eyes* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

17 posted on 02/26/2010 7:43:01 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

LOL!

I’m just glad they didn’t include Chapel Hill. They are full of themselves enough as it is.

You may have heard that when plans were being discussed for the creation and funding of the North Carolina Zoo, Sen. Jesse Helms famously said, “North Carolina doesn’t need a zoo, just put a fence around Chapel Hill.”


18 posted on 02/26/2010 7:46:44 AM PST by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The ironic part of this so-called “smartest” cities is that most of them are libtard/progressive in-the-red fail cities....


19 posted on 02/26/2010 7:47:10 AM PST by cranked
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To: Responsibility2nd; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; SmithL; NormsRevenge
2. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose


20 posted on 02/26/2010 7:47:32 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro; Responsibility2nd; Tijeras_Slim; SmithL; NormsRevenge

Somebody bring an Amber Lamps!


21 posted on 02/26/2010 7:48:32 AM PST by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: martin_fierro
Hahahaha!

Thanks for the before/after pics of the old-guy beat-down. That vid is really priceless!

22 posted on 02/26/2010 7:50:11 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Perdogg

They maybe can read in RTP, but since about 1988, the f’n transplants still can’t drive. LOL!!


23 posted on 02/26/2010 7:51:19 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

What, no Albuquerque NM? Ya don’t say.....


24 posted on 02/26/2010 8:02:20 AM PST by refermech
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To: pnh102

All they looked at was the cities with the highest liberal to conservative ratios and then decided that they MUST be smarter since they understood the “nuances of hope and change”. Whereas we slope brow conservative Neanderthals need a pamphlet to have Obooger’s wonderful plan explained in simple terms and bright pictures.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 8:02:36 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“7. Seattle-Tacoma”

In this bastion of liberalism, how does one define “smart”? Because these people vote for folks like Jim McDermott. You cannot be “smart” and vote for him at the same time, can you?


26 posted on 02/26/2010 8:06:48 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: TADSLOS

Only until you remember they view themselves as our moral & intellectual superiors. In that light this ‘poll’ makes perfect sense. LOL...liberals


27 posted on 02/26/2010 8:07:42 AM PST by 556x45
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To: pnh102

Lots of doctors in Baltimore.


28 posted on 02/26/2010 8:07:56 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Smart
29 posted on 02/26/2010 8:12:16 AM PST by DManA
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30 posted on 02/26/2010 8:12:55 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: pnh102

Batlimore is home to Johns Hopkins (University, Medical Center, Physics Research Center, etc) a UofM campus and half a dozen other colleges, with a relatively small population. This probably causes the PHD-MD to pop. ratio to be higher than expected. It may even exceed the murder rate.

Not knowing what criteria they used... I am suprised that DC didn’t rank higher.

Couple of years ago I heard a radio interview with Alex Trabec of Jeopardy fame. (interesting fellow) He mentioned that there was an “entrance exam” to be a contestant on the show and that applicants from the DC passed at twice the national average. ( they may lack sense, but they are smart)


31 posted on 02/26/2010 8:15:29 AM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: pnh102

I said the same thing. Ditto on Oakland.


32 posted on 02/26/2010 8:23:14 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

I have a friend who retired as an Oakland police officer ... he says the term the police officers use for Oakland citizens of color is “Oakland Democrats”


33 posted on 02/26/2010 8:34:24 AM PST by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: lack-of-trust
He mentioned that there was an “entrance exam” Yes there is ... I was there and I have taken the test.

It has questions on it like name Santa's reindeer and what is written on the tails side of a penny

34 posted on 02/26/2010 8:36:54 AM PST by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oakland, Baltimore and DC??!! Now THAT’S funny??!!

“Hey...I be smaht, you honkie muhfuggah! Sheeeeit.


35 posted on 02/26/2010 9:01:26 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: clamper1797
Jack London Square in Oakland is OK.

Everything else, not so much. And, you don't want to cross the street from the square.

36 posted on 02/26/2010 9:53:14 AM PST by wbill
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To: Responsibility2nd

In today’s day and age one merely asserts knowing that people rarely check the evidence underlying the assertion. Such conduct is part of “The Big Lie” technique.


37 posted on 02/26/2010 10:15:55 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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