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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    How Angry Is Your City?

    The last time an entire U.S. city got monumentally mad was back in 1864, when a guy named Sherman paid a little visit to Atlanta. This isn't to say that it takes 100,000 invading troops to make a town lose its temper—Orlando has never been a strategic military target, and yet the folks there are furious. Yes, Orlando, home of the Magic Kingdom and mandated happiness. Who knows? Maybe living in Goofyville wears thin after 35 years.
    We're an angry bunch down here.


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    The closest cities to me are --
    19. Indianapolis, IN
    63. Louisville, KY

    Thankful my fair city did not make the list.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    My fair central core city, Toledo, was 59 on the list.

    Interesting that some larger cities are way down (to the good) on the list of 100.....

    Pittsburgh - 90
    Salt Lake City - 88
    Austin - 81
    Minneapolis - 77

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Living north of Orlando, ZG has some 'splaning to do.
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    Your title is way off:

    http://www.netwellness.org/healthtop...pertension.cfm

    Take a look at the demographics of the top cities.

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    Detroit is #3?? Now that really cheeses me off... I better grab my gun, get in my SUV, and drive over there and go postal.

    I'll make em move us down to a respectable 100.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    My two closest:

    60. San Antonio
    81. Austin

    I guess since I'm about halfway in between, my city is at about 70.

    Austin surprises me a bit... I've seen plenty of people there that are wound entirely too tight.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Living north of Orlando, ZG has some 'splaning to do.
    Don't you think those top two are because of age differentials. I don't see high BP as a sign of anger as much as local age and diet. Wichita is 20. It is the closest to me.

    As far as anger goes. I have been told that Topeka, KS is called the City of Hate. I would have to second that.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    I agree with Queen B. This is a pretty spurious statstical analysis.

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    Chicago, IL is #11....so shove up your pie-hole!



    If this study did small suburbs, then my place of habitiation would be #4 for whiney, over-educated, obstructionist, former hippie property owners.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    To quote the tagline of a fellow Cyburbian -- "Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?"

    No anger here in the Queen City, dudes and duchesses. We are just chilling. Tuned into that good karma. Burning some incense. We'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Like apple trees. And honey bees. And snow-white turtle doves. We'd like to buy the world a coke and keep it company.

    That is like the real thing, man.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Orlando...I can see that

    I definately see the Orlando thing...
    1. Disneyworld
    2. I-4

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    Your title is way off:

    http://www.netwellness.org/healthtop...pertension.cfm

    Take a look at the demographics of the top cities.

    You make an interesting point.
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Living north of Orlando, ZG has some 'splaning to do.
    It's all the dang Yankees, of course. And the illegal immigrants. Last two hit and runs, one of which killed a cop, were illegals out on the road. And, tops on the list, only one north-south highway, way outdated, into downtown. People move to FL expecting palm trees and relaxation, lower cost of living (hah!). Just like anywhere else, they may have to live an hour away from their workplace to afford a house/apartment, so commuting sucks. I live and work in a small city with an 8-minute commute.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    It's all the dang Yankees, of course. And the illegal immigrants. Last two hit and runs, one of which killed a cop, were illegals out on the road.
    Blah blah blah. It is more likely all of the trailer trash who think Pibb is one of the four food groups and a carton of Basics is an aperitif. Add in all of the old fogeys and you get high blood pressure and hypertension on an unprecedented scale.

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    Blah blah blah. It is more likely all of the trailer trash who think Pibb is one of the four food groups and a carton of Basics is an aperitif. Add in all of the old fogeys and you get high blood pressure and hypertension on an unprecedented scale.
    Orlando has one of the lowest percentages of old people in FL. Very few of us are natives. I have lived here my entire life except for college so I have seen the changes. Even if every Floridian in a trailer was reproducing at a rapid rate, that would not account for the increase in population, which is overwhelmingly from the north or the Caribbean or Mexico. They are not old people, they are people between 20-40.

    Maybe you just have to accept the fact that many of your homeys want to move here and contribute to the urban sprawl and traffic rage. When it was all southerners many years ago, it was a much more comfortable driving experience.

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    warning...subjective comments coming!

    kansas city is a semi-laid back, calm town really. something i noticed different from the st. louis metro, which seems to have a few more hotheads, at least on the highway ( i am one of them, and choose to drive very little because of it, and many more important reasons).

    milwaukee seemed noticeably 'chill' and calm.

    denver was full of hotheads, from my brief time there.

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    They should have included the number of prescriptions of prozac filled.

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    4. Baltimore, MD
    "What are you lookin' at? Yeah you better keep walkin".

    I can attest to this ranking. I would hope few cities are more angry than Baltimore. Glad to see that appears to be the case.
    "The current American way of life is founded not just on motor transportation but on the religion of the motorcar, and the sacrifices that people are prepared to make for this religion stand outside the realm of rational criticism." -Lewis Mumford

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    Dallas is #16, and my previous place of employment is #17 - Houston.

    Doesn't surprise me at all. Texas has a reputation for being very nice, but with the influx of non-native Texans, the niceness is going the way of the do-do (bird).
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    STL is #10...I personally tend to disagree. Always feels happy and laid back to me

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    I suppose that dispels the notion that the elderly are an angry bunch.


    Seriously, I've found most people here, including drivers, to be pretty easy going. Maybe the Appalachian culture mellows out the "Yankeeness." That's for you Zoning Goddess

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    I wonder why my City isn't on that list. We've got about 200,000 people and most of them seem to be pretty angry (especially all the people I've been dealing with lately).

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    Quote Originally posted by dobopoq View post
    I can attest to this ranking. I would hope few cities are more angry than Baltimore. Glad to see that appears to be the case.
    I would introduce myself to you as a fellow Baltimorean, but am not sure if you would say hello back or tell me to "keep walking, white boy."

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    It's all the dang Yankees, of course.....
    Easy there yankee spawn.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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