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New York City is the most unhappy city in America (Happiest States LA and MT)
Maket Watch ^ | July 18,2014 | Steve Goldstein

Posted on 07/20/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT by Hojczyk

In short, New Yorkers are unhappiest on an “adjusted” basis; but scoff at those adjustments as you like, they are still third-most-unhappy region (of the areas where there are at least 200 respondents) out of 177 metro areas on an unadjusted basis.

It’d be blithe to say those who work on Wall Street are scientifically miserable. But remember, money buys happiness. So, probably not.

The happiest five cities are all in Louisiana, with Lafayette taking the crown (Louisiana is also the happiest state). The unhappiest cities, after New York City, are St. Joseph, Mo,;.; South Bend, Ind.; Erie, Penn.; and the Evansville, Ind.-Henderson, Ky. area.

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/07/18/new-york-city-is-the-most-unhappy-city-in-america/

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1 posted on 07/20/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/07/18/new-york-city-is-the-most-unhappy-city-in-america/

Louisiana
Has to be the Music and the Food…


2 posted on 07/20/2014 8:08:52 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Spent the first thirty years of my life in the New York metropolitan area and can vouch for this.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 8:09:09 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Hojczyk

Laissez les bon temps rouler ;-)


4 posted on 07/20/2014 8:11:27 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Hojczyk
I agree that New York is a fast-paced city, people was tired.
5 posted on 07/20/2014 8:13:50 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: Hojczyk

If you like your misery, you can keep your misery.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 8:14:45 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Hojczyk
If you look at it the map closely it really highlights places where LIBERALS live. I lived in Montana for four years and when I read the headline my first thought was that it's mostly true except around the college campuses where you'll run into whiny complaining liberals, and sure enough the two stains on the map of Montana are around Missoula and Bozeman where U of M and MSU are located (even at that, Bozeman is far from being a liberal town, but the campus faculty do "pollute" the natural Montana nature of the population.)
7 posted on 07/20/2014 8:15:35 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Jane Long

Let them leave you up in the air.
Let them brush your rock and roll hair.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 8:17:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk
Or is it that Louisiana shuts down abortion clinics?
9 posted on 07/20/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Hojczyk

Two nightmare scenarios for me:

One, that I wake up and realize I own an Apple Orchard. (OMG, the WORK!)

Two, that I wake up and realize I live smack-dab in the middle of New York City!


10 posted on 07/20/2014 8:18:41 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Hojczyk

How’s that diversity workin’ out for ya?;)


11 posted on 07/20/2014 8:19:09 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Hojczyk

I lived in Boston from 1984 to 1987. I’ve never met more unhappy, arrogant, unfriendly people in my life. The friendliest town I ever lived in was Brunswick, GA.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 8:20:15 AM PDT by albie
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To: Catmom

I was born there, but fortunately the parents moved west in my infancy; the only time I’ve been back was to a convention in Manhattan and I truly hated it....the locals were sullen and nasty, and the area looked like a sh*thole - and this was right after Rudy’s Times Square “cleanup”.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 8:21:26 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: Hojczyk

VERY INTERESTING.

The areas that are happiest are the ones that are heavily black, if not majority black, and in the SOUTH, where racism was the worst.

Perhaps the blacks in the South could teach the white liberals in the Northeast a few things about life.


14 posted on 07/20/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Hojczyk

First they have Bloomberg as mayor then are downgraded even further to DeBlasio. How can those people be happy?


15 posted on 07/20/2014 8:25:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Hojczyk

Those of us who work with blacks from the South realize one thing, VERY QUICKLY, and that is that they are NOT angry people. They are fun to be with, don’t get wound up on “racial issues” and pretty damn smart, too.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 8:26:29 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Hojczyk

B-but NYC is the liberal idea of Utopia come to fruition! What could possibly go wrong? Full blown communism! A harcore commie Mayor! From each according to his ability, to each according to his need!


17 posted on 07/20/2014 8:27:23 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Hojczyk
A friend of mine from England stopped off in New York before coming to visit me. He made a very interesting observation.

"With all of its infrastructure and its wealth, you would think that they would design their city for a better way to remove their trash."

18 posted on 07/20/2014 8:35:57 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: BobL
The areas that are happiest are the ones that are heavily black, if not majority black, and in the SOUTH, where racism was the worst.

Arizona is neither and we're delirious.

19 posted on 07/20/2014 8:37:23 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Hojczyk

“...it’s dirty, it’s crowded, it’s polluted, it’s noisy, and there are people who would just as soon step on your face as look at you.”

Ray Spengler, and he said that back in 1984.


20 posted on 07/20/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: RWB Patriot

I known who Ray is and that makes two of us!


21 posted on 07/20/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Hojczyk

I visited ONCE and was most unhappy while I was there. Indomitably irritating bunch.

Give me Texas.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 8:52:16 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Jane Long
Laissez les bon temps rouler ;-)

Showing off your Latin, eh? Fair enough, but what does indolence have to do with the subject at hand?

24 posted on 07/20/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: BobL

BALONEY.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

>> One, that I wake up and realize I own an Apple Orchard. (OMG, the WORK!)

LOL... focus on all the apple pie and farm stand sales.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 8:59:50 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Hojczyk

So New York City, with the vast number of antidepressants its residents consume, and the millions of hours they spend on psychiatric couches whining about their parents, and the wine, women, men, transsexuals, and song they indulge themselves in day and night, are the unhappiest people in America.

What would make them happy? They thought electing a communist mayor would lift their quality of life. But that didn’t work. Even electing Chuck Schumer for decades and allowing him to over-indulge Wall Street to the point of virtually destroying the U.S. banking system hasn’t cheered them up. Maybe achieving their dream of allowing New York City to be overrun with illegal Hispanic immigrants will finally bring them the joy they’ve so long been seeking.


27 posted on 07/20/2014 9:03:19 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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That’s because everyone hates Bill de Blasio. What kind of man makes up his own name and puts “de” in it?


28 posted on 07/20/2014 9:05:27 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Hojczyk

The voters apparently do not make a connection between voting for left-wing wackos who want to tell them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, what to think, etc., and their level of unhappiness?!


29 posted on 07/20/2014 9:09:29 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Gene Eric

Um, no. It was bad enough raising strawberries and raspberries for market and Whole Foods years ago!


30 posted on 07/20/2014 9:11:29 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Hojczyk
New York City is the most unhappy city in America (Happiest States LA and MT)

You couldn't pay me to live in NY!

31 posted on 07/20/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: Kirkwood

“BALONEY.”

HAM AND CHEESE.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 9:24:47 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Hojczyk

MT and LA. Two states with extensive hunting and fishing opportunities. Coincidence?


33 posted on 07/20/2014 9:31:32 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Hojczyk

MT and LA are in America. NYC is in Nepeuropa


34 posted on 07/20/2014 9:33:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: RWB Patriot

I’m sorry, Ray Stantz


35 posted on 07/20/2014 9:37:45 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: BobL

I was going to make guacamole but I ony got the avocados. So, I sliced the avocados on my ham sandwich. Delicious.


36 posted on 07/20/2014 9:38:39 AM PDT by MamaB (Ndd)
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To: albie

Agreed. I lived in Boston for decades and for about two years I had to live in NYC and would commute back to Boston on weekends to take care of personal and family business. I looked forward to taking the Acela back to NYC every Monday and my work on Wall Street just to be among more friendly people than the mean, sour bastards in Boston. Most guys who did the same agreed with me on this. Boston is the most miserable city in the country.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT by fision
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To: fision

I believe language reveals a lot about a culture. And the Boston accent is the worst in the US. I can listen to any other accent, from anywhere on the globe, but nothing grates on my nerves like Boston whining.

oh, I forgot the head of the administration but that must be because he is robotic in his enunciation. No emo. No heart. No truth. Just hot air. Kind of like listening to a scratched vinyl record.


38 posted on 07/20/2014 9:57:33 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” is a Cajun expression meaning “Let the good times roll!” It strongly conveys the “joie de vivre” (”joy of living”) attitude that pervades south Louisiana.

(Urban Dictionary)


39 posted on 07/20/2014 9:57:57 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: RWB Patriot

I remember that pitcher (John Rocker?) and his comments about NYC (I guess they were playing the Mets); the funniest thing was that people who heard his comments said he must have really been on the train he described (due to the level of detail).

Hysterical...


40 posted on 07/20/2014 10:03:01 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Slyfox

Trash collection is big business, status quo. No innovative thinkers welcome.


41 posted on 07/20/2014 10:06:38 AM PDT by stanne
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To: MamaB

Sweet!! Having lived in California for a while, I got to LOVE them.


42 posted on 07/20/2014 10:08:52 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Hojczyk

I have been to NYC a few times and I always had the feeling that if I had a heart attack and fell to the sidewalk, people would just step over me and keep going. I felt like I was invisible. I hope I am wrong.

Houston has become almost that big and extremely crowded in places and people will still smile, say hello and hold the door open for you. I try to do that just to keep the tradition alive.


43 posted on 07/20/2014 10:14:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Hojczyk
With regard to NYC, I'd take it with a grain of salt. New Yorkers consider it a badge of honor to be cynical and "world weary" and that will come across in any survey. Fact is, everybody wants to be there which is why just renting a tiny flat in Manhattan will set you back thousands of dollars a month. It really is a happening place but it's not cool for them to say so.

To each his own, but I've done time in both urban and rural areas. I would rather have the best of both worlds - to work in the city yet have a nice and quiet leafy suburban retreat for nights and weekends.

44 posted on 07/20/2014 10:19:23 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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All thrash in NYC must go out through the front door as the city lacks a network of service alleys. From the richest to the poorest, the trash must be placed in front of one’s house at the curb. Businesses perform this routine daily. NY will always be dirty.


45 posted on 07/20/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Hojczyk

There’s just something about being surrounded by millions of rude leftists.


46 posted on 07/20/2014 10:50:09 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: BobL

To get that you have to stay out of the big cities.


47 posted on 07/20/2014 11:01:13 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Ditter
The heartlessness of New Yorkers is exaggerated. There is probably no better place than to have a massive heart attack on a NYC sidewalk (that is, if you must have one). Within minutes, you will be whisked to a major hospital where some of the best doctors, with some of the best facilities in the world, should be able to save you.

Contrast that with having a heart attack in say, Douglas, Alabama, in which you are an hour from Huntsville and an hour and a half from Birmingham. The people helping you might be more polite but they will not likely be able to save you. With cell coverage spotty, you might not even be able to get an ambulance in time.

48 posted on 07/20/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

My comment was for the attitude of the residents not the quality of their medical care or their cell phone coverage. Did you not notice that?


49 posted on 07/20/2014 11:10:41 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: X-spurt

“To get that you have to stay out of the big cities.”

Yep, for sure. They get polarized in the cities. Look at Atlanta on that map.


50 posted on 07/20/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT by BobL
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