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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 findThe 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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1 posted on 09/07/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently, people find concrete and filth appealing. Go figure.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 5:54:23 PM PDT by South40
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To: SeekAndFind

i thought Detroit was going to win.


3 posted on 09/07/2013 5:56:57 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: SeekAndFind

Driggs, ID


4 posted on 09/07/2013 5:58:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Krusty the Clown is right:

TIJUANA!!!!


5 posted on 09/07/2013 6:00:57 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: SeekAndFind

New Yawk, huh? Yeah right...


6 posted on 09/07/2013 6:02:08 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind

>London was one of only two cities to make the top five in EVERY category - the only other city that did as well was New York.<

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As a young boy in a Japanese concentration camp I had a small map of Manhattan. How I wished I and my family had been living there because the people in that city were free. (But so was that pilot in that cool P-38 flying overhead.)

Now that I am a US citizen (been so for 53 years) NYC is the very last city I want to be caught dead in.

Braunfels, TX beats it all.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 6:03:54 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: max americana

I’m sure Camden, NJ will place second!


8 posted on 09/07/2013 6:07:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: South40
Indeed.

Every city I have been in, could not wait to get out of it.

9 posted on 09/07/2013 6:12:42 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: South40
Ipsos, a market research organization, recently conducted a poll...

Ipsos probably polled only "business" travelers, i.e., those traveling on the company's dime, staying at 4 star+ hotels and dining accordingly. After business negotiations are finished for the day, take in a theater show, etc.

10 posted on 09/07/2013 6:19:16 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chula Vista!


11 posted on 09/07/2013 6:28:22 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: South40; SeekAndFind

Apparently, people find concrete and filth appealing. Go figure.
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I think that is a bogus poll. The respondents probably
picked the first big city that came to mind, or what they think is the most vibrant. All of them would be way down on my list.
If I had to leave here, and want big city living, I would go back to Bratislava, Slovakia, a nice city on the Danube.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 6:32:49 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: SeekAndFind
New York? I'd rather do business with someone honest like this guy


13 posted on 09/07/2013 6:37:02 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: SeekAndFind

The best place in the world to live is NOT in a CITY.

Open spaces and breathing the air of freedom is the most intoxicating of experiences. One from which you never recover.


14 posted on 09/07/2013 6:43:13 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Paladin2

Driggs, ID

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Just visited there. Nice place!


15 posted on 09/07/2013 6:44:39 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: AlexW

RE: I would go back to Bratislava, Slovakia, a nice city on the Danube.

You said “go back”... I gather you used to live there... How does it compare to a neighboring big city — Prague?


16 posted on 09/07/2013 6:52:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how NY will fare under a leftist mayor? Guiliani really cleaned up the place and made it appealing for visitors. Bloomberg is not as good a mayor, but is at least understanding of how necessary a good police force is to a world class city.

I plan to visit NY in December. I figure it is now or never. If I wait until it begins to decay under idiot leftist mayors, my window of opportunity may be gone forever.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 6:56:03 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

RE: I plan to visit NY in December. I figure it is now or never. If I wait until it begins to decay under idiot leftist mayors, my window of opportunity may be gone forever.

If Joe Lohta ( who was Giuliani’s deputy mayor and was beside him in 9/11 ) wins, the police policy that has been in place for 20 years will continue and NYC will continue to do well.

If ANY one of the Dems win, it’s downhill from here...


18 posted on 09/07/2013 7:00:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Paladin2

Sandpoint, Idaho

Mountains, big trees, and a huge lake. What’s NOT to like?

OK, anyplace in Idaho (except Boise and suburbs, I.F., Poky, and Ketchum ‘cuz of all the libtards who live there) is nice.

Unfortunately Idaho is all filled up and there are no places for newcomers to live. Sorry. Try Western Montana or Eastern Washington. Alaska is nice - trust me, I used to live there.

Thank you.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 7:04:10 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: SeekAndFind

” How does it compare to a neighboring big city — Prague?”
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Yes, I was in and out of Slovakia from 2000, but lived there full time from Jan 2005 to Jan. 2009, when I moved to Cebu.
Prague is also a nice city. I visited there on several occasions.
Another nice city is Vienna, and it is only about 30 min. from Bratislava. All of my international flights were in and out of Vienna.
Prague population is much larger, about 1.25 mil. Bratislava is just under one half million.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT by AlexW
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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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To: ansel12
I hated the summers there and the fact that car radios had only two radio stations. ;-)

By the way, while working there I did donate a pint of blood weekly to the mosquitos.
41 posted on 09/08/2013 12:07:59 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: 353FMG; Travis McGee

Tell us more please if you don’t mind
Your childhood in the war....


42 posted on 09/08/2013 12:11:36 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Chula Vista

Gateway to Imperial Beach.

43 posted on 09/08/2013 12:44:22 AM PDT by TChad
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To: 353FMG
Wow! My great uncle was in a Japanese prison....and a very close family friend was in a Japanese concentration camp. He was young. I think about 10. He and his family lived in Indonesia, as did my great uncle.
44 posted on 09/08/2013 12:52:09 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: PA Engineer
I hated the summers there and the fact that car radios had only two radio stations. ;-)

The greatest FM radio station of the 1960s, was KFMK in Houston.

I just googled it and there is some modern stuff using the letters, but it isn't what used to exist before the FCC shut it down.

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45 posted on 09/08/2013 1:39:53 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: 353FMG; wardaddy

As wardaddy suggests, you’ve got a personal story that probably should be written up and shared at some point.

Give it some thought.


46 posted on 09/08/2013 3:31:52 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: wardaddy

Big cities for me are London, Chicago (I know, I know) and Phoenix.

Interesting ones are Sedona, Gunnison, and Osage Beach.


47 posted on 09/08/2013 3:40:50 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think you’ve got the NYC situation pretty much figured out.


48 posted on 09/08/2013 3:44:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 353FMG

I’d take the Hill Country of TX any day as well.


49 posted on 09/08/2013 7:22:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: wardaddy; Travis McGee; Chgogal

Really nothing to tell.

I was 6 years old when the Japanese invaded the place where I lived. My parents and I were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Most family members survived.

There are plenty of “my people” here in the country — most of us did very well and have contributed to this nation, I am proud to say. Most of us are just living our lives, keeping a low profile.

Arrived 12/25/1956. Served USAF for 4 years before acquiring citizenship. Attended university and was awarded BS and MS Chemical Engineering. Considered studying medicine after engineering but I was too old, too hungry and too broke. Worked in the oil industry instead. Never done illegal drugs, no police record.

The End.

(Curtains Please)


50 posted on 09/08/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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