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10 Worst Places to Live
Wallet Pop ^ | August 5, 2010 | Aaron Crowe

Posted on 08/09/2010 10:41:04 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

You don't need the U.S. Misery Index to tell you that things are bad in the U.S. Unemployment is near or at all-time highs in many parts of the country, foreclosures continue to happen at unprecedented rates and there are some very real indicators that we are heading toward a double-dip recession.

Some of us should count our lucky stars, however. In certain U.S. cities, life is much worse for residents than in other areas of the country. Using a variety of criteria, including unemployment rates, health data, the number of foreclosures, crime statistics, climate and other measures of misery, WalletPop came up with its unofficial list of the 10 worst cities to live in. This list is far from comprehensive, but there are some significant reasons why these cities made the cut. Read on.

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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m in Vegas, We are Number 4!

41 posted on 08/09/2010 11:06:17 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on written by me!))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Of the worst 10 list, I’ve been to Cleveland, Detroit, Las Vegas, LA and Phoenix.

Among these, only Detroit should be on the list.No way Phoenix should be on the list.

My List of Worst 10:
1. Camden, NJ
2. Gary, IN
3. Detroit, MI
4. Bronx, NY
5. Philadelphia, PA
6. Bridgeport, CT
7. Flint, MI
8. Brooklyn, NY
9. Springfield, MA
10.Hartford, CT

42 posted on 08/09/2010 11:06:24 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Sybeck1

I cannot imagine this place without FedEx.

43 posted on 08/09/2010 11:07:24 AM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And how did New Orleans fail to make the list?

44 posted on 08/09/2010 11:08:21 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: kidd

Thank you, I was wondering why Flint wasn’t in there.

45 posted on 08/09/2010 11:08:29 AM PDT by PCBMan (Buh.)
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To: Tax-chick

I fry a lot of stuff in lard...french fries and onion rings just taste so much better that way! And since I weigh 110 soaking wet and my kids are rails, it obviously isn’t disagreeing with us :) Can’t speak for dh, though LOL. (I hope he doesn’t see that)

46 posted on 08/09/2010 11:08:45 AM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: izzatzo

I grew up south of Buffalo. There were natural gas wells there back in the 1970’s. I knew two families who had gas wells on their property. There has been oil exploration on the NY/PA border for 100 years. Ever hear of Oil City , PA. and Quakerstate ?

The economic malaise of upstate NY can be blamed on one thing. NY govt.

47 posted on 08/09/2010 11:10:00 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: bill1952

Actually it’s probably due to the rapid rise of the rates for murder and kidnapping; one of the things that helped push the immigration bill to pass... and it will be interesting to see how the bill impacts those rates.

48 posted on 08/09/2010 11:10:05 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: izzatzo
LOL! There is a high probability our next governor will be Tom Corbett. Cobett is so pro-drilling in the Marcellus Shale region that there is a good chance we Pennsylvanians will have the New York portion all drilled out as well before the NY politicians come to their senses.

But we'll still invite you to drive south and buy clothing at our tax free outlet malls.

49 posted on 08/09/2010 11:10:24 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: CedarDave

No. 9: Ames, Iowa! I SAY B*LLSH*T! Ames SUX!

50 posted on 08/09/2010 11:10:37 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Moose4
I wonder why it supposedly has such a problem with obesity. Lots of good food? Too hot/cold to exercise?

High Native American Population percentage. Native Americans are more likely to become obese on a "European" diet.

It's Science.

Nothing OKC can do about it.

51 posted on 08/09/2010 11:11:02 AM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: bill1952
So Phoenix Arizona makes it because of the new law that makes it too hard for Latinos to live here??

Phoenix and others probably made it because it's been too easy for illegals to live there.

52 posted on 08/09/2010 11:12:04 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: Tax-chick
and then moved to Tulsa

The lostest I've ever been was in Tulsa, that was pre G.P.S. days. I started to think that I'd just have to live there because I couldn't find my way out.

I couldn't just ask directions, I am after all a man and that would be such a girly thing to do.

53 posted on 08/09/2010 11:19:35 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Nobody reads tag lines.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I just moved to Phoenix ... and I love it here ... heat and all

54 posted on 08/09/2010 11:26:08 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: CedarDave
Ten best small cities to live:

No. 1: Eden Prairie, Minn.
No. 2: Columbia / Ellicott City, Md.
No. 3: Newton, Mass.
No. 4: Bellevue, Wash.
No. 5: McKinney, Texas
No. 6: Fort Collins, Colo.
No. 7: Overland Park, Kansas
No. 8: Fishers, Ind.
No. 9: Ames, Iowa
No. 10: Rogers, Ark.

Yes, I'd agree with this list, BUT there are a number of other cities that could be added. These cities all have ONE THING IN COMMON. I let the readers figure that one out. Most here are more than smart enough.
55 posted on 08/09/2010 11:29:11 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thank you! I live in the suburbs of Cleveland. They dog us about the weather and then overlook the weather in Minn. (#1 livable). The county government is getting cleaned up. Sure we are hurting in the sports category, but we have had our share of heartbreak in that category, but at least we still have major sports team and have fought to keep them here. I just dont see how Cleveland came in 2nd to a small town on the Mexican border.

56 posted on 08/09/2010 11:29:35 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cleveland no.2
Another democrat city falling apart from forty years of corruption and democrat rule.It’s Detroit’s twin except WE have TWO big sports stadiums (thanks to the taxpayers) to show off our two losing teams (browns and indians) with planning like that why arent we happy?

57 posted on 08/09/2010 11:29:45 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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High Native American Population percentage

3.5%. Either they weigh 3000 pounds each or someone else is holding up the average

58 posted on 08/09/2010 11:30:48 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: dragnet2

I live not too far from Eden Prairie. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if they put EP in the top ten worst cities - maybe that would help keep some of the riff-raff from coming to MN...

59 posted on 08/09/2010 11:30:58 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
El Centro....things must be really tough when the cemetery is closed.
60 posted on 08/09/2010 11:34:35 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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