Please take my poll.
Which do you consider the most fucked-up city in the US right now?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 27, 2021 6:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 21, 2021 6:21 PM|
R1 No one says "Frisco," dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 21, 2021 6:28 PM|
What is the capitol of Texas?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 21, 2021 6:29 PM|
Anchorage, Alaska and Billings, Montana is the highest level of Covid in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 21, 2021 6:30 PM|
Eldergays do, R2.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 21, 2021 6:31 PM|
I say "SanFran"!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 21, 2021 6:33 PM|
Locals call it Franie.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 21, 2021 6:48 PM|
Washington DC, I hear it's a hotbed for subversive nutjobs
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 21, 2021 6:50 PM|
Maybe east St. Louis?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 21, 2021 6:51 PM|
Why did Detroit rate so high?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 21, 2021 7:05 PM|
I'd still rather live at any of these places than some methed up rural town full of Magats.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 21, 2021 7:06 PM|
New York - Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities
Los Angeles - Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities
Chicago - Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities
Seattle - Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities
Minneapolis - Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities
Portland - Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities -Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents) - 5.52
San Francisco - Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities - Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents) - 6.91
St Louis - Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities - Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents) - 19.27
Detroit - Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents) - 19.53
Ding Ding we have a winner!
St Louis in a neck and neck finish with Detroit, with San Francisco and Portland closely following, then Minneapolis and Seattle not far behind, only NYC trailing the pack at dead last
Of course if you factor in human shit piles, disease, and garbage everywhere one of the others might edge out a hard won finish.
I wasnt sure whether to pick Detroit or San Francisco prior to checking this, but - they're all pretty awful
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 21, 2021 7:23 PM|
What size, OP. In most states, a "city" can have as few as 2500 or 5000 people. Plus, you really can't compare a medium sized city Omaha with one like NYC or LA, and metro area size matters. DC has more people than Atlanta but the metro areas are more similar in size.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 21, 2021 7:27 PM|
New York - Equally or more dangerous than 74% of U.S. Cities
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 21, 2021 7:30 PM|
R12, just be aware that the areas listed are for cities, not metropolitan areas. An area-restricted older city like the City of St. Louis, where all the diversity of urban experience up, down and sideways, is surrounded on the Missouri side by a diverse but less-high-crime St. Louis County and other counties nearby, all with lower crime rates. Some cities were able to grow outwards, and inevitably will be reported as having lower rates because their concentration of older, high-crime areas already are diluted by the whole. Look at metro rates for a better comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 21, 2021 7:31 PM|
I can't speak for "right now" precisely, but from my experience I would suggest Dallas, Texas.
Perhaps followed at some distance by Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 21, 2021 7:36 PM|
Having lived here for 3/4 of my life (I'm in my 60s), I'm going to sadly vote for San Francisco. The "Haves" have overrun this city and are fueled by greed and apathy. The "Have Nots" are fueled by rage and anguish. It's a pendulum swinging back and forth, back and forth, and the city is an absolute disaster. Heartbreaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 21, 2021 7:52 PM|
Bill deBlasio. Enough said. Everybody sing!.... in an ironic tone, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 21, 2021 8:02 PM|
Almost ANY city in New Jersey.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 21, 2021 8:32 PM|
Fucked up in what particular way? Or in all ways? I have lived in 10 major cities in the world and San Francisco has been fucked up since HIV arrived. I mean the people, rich and poor, skilled and unskilled, are majorly fucked up and not operating according to mundane rules that make sense in most cities. So a city that once had a balance of alternate and strange and innovate and creative thinking mixed with mundane - making things work and livable and functional - tipped the balance. Its been repeated roller coasters ever since HIV rocked the city. All different kinds of waves of insanity.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 21, 2021 10:17 PM|
How ancient are you r20?
HIV hasn’t been a crisis for decades.
And you’re still living in fear of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 21, 2021 11:27 PM|
Im not living in fear of HIV AIDS, shit for brains. Do you have reading skills. I said, SINCE the HIV crisis, SF has been on a roller coaster of dysfunction and insanity. Every positive trend seems to bring a negative.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 22, 2021 1:10 AM|
PTSD loon ^
It’s not 1984 anymore
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 22, 2021 2:37 AM|
All run by democrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 22, 2021 2:42 AM|
R23 illiterate shit for brains. SF dealt with HIV yet moved directly into fiscal yo-yoing and extreme income disparity, in-affordability, mass exodus of the working class, and rampant homelessness. Not to mention a zillion tiresome and antisocial and competing "lifestyles" trends.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 22, 2021 2:43 AM|
After seeing some recent stories on crime in Philadelphia, I have to go with the city of Brotherly Love, thanks to that idiot mayor.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 22, 2021 2:52 AM|
I vote for Philadelphia. And I love Philly in all of its fucked-up, dysfunctional glory.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 22, 2021 2:57 AM|
Can we do a poll on which rural backwater hellhole is the the worst?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 22, 2021 3:26 AM|
R25 is triggered
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 22, 2021 3:27 AM|
It’s nice to see New Orleans is t at the top of the dangerous list anymore
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 22, 2021 3:36 AM|
Houston. Huge crime wave happening now.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 22, 2021 3:41 AM|
R28, it would be hard to pick just one. Such a poll would have to be divided into geographic regions, i.e. Applachian coal country, northern Idaho, the California high desert, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 22, 2021 3:42 AM|
Oh, please, fucked up Palm Beach troll OP.
Go eat Trump's shit and die!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 22, 2021 3:54 AM|
I'm a Canadian who lives right across the border from Detroit and it's population has dwindled for years. The crime and violence are appalling, and affluent blacks are leaving the city as well. Downtown Detroit has been revitalized but the rest of the city is in poor shape. Too dangerous.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 22, 2021 3:58 AM|
[quote] affluent blacks are leaving the city as well.
The 60s were a LONG time ago--that's when they left to the suburbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 22, 2021 4:23 AM|
Crime isn't the only criterion for fucked-up-ness. I voted for San Francisco because any city that's impossible for ordinary people to afford has serious problems.
On the other hand, I live in Portland which has many many more problems at the moment than the rest of the country is aware of.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 22, 2021 4:28 AM|
Such as r36? Proud Boys vs Antifa riots are national news.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 22, 2021 4:38 AM|
I just left LA after 7 years there. It’s a disgusting shithole. I’ll never go back. My husband grew up there and said it’s never been worse. We’re going back to SF but will probably retire out of the country. The US is over…o-v-e-r over.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 22, 2021 4:40 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 22, 2021 4:44 AM|
R39 Baltimore is an absolute shit hole always has been. There are a couple little areas that are nice but overall it’s tragic. No gay scene… Super ghetto and the most horrible accent I’ve ever heard of any place I’ve visited in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 22, 2021 4:51 AM|
anywhere were you cannot drink the tap water, such as, Flint, Michigan? People need portable water.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 22, 2021 4:55 AM|
The question is 'which city is the most fucked up, but the sad thing is 'they're all fucked up.'
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 22, 2021 4:56 AM|
Of these the honest answer is Detroit. Massive economic issues, massive stretches of abandoned properties, massive corruption. It's objectively the most fucked up city on the list.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 22, 2021 5:00 AM|
SF, Frisco? People pay top dollar to live there. Are you serious? It's got to be some rural Texas or Mississippi place.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 22, 2021 5:00 AM|
All right wing trolls hate San Francisco r44.
But yes, people voting for a city that has so many people wanting to live in it that any property has become absurdly expensive is funny. Clearly the city is doing something right.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 22, 2021 5:02 AM|
Philly wins this thread. Between zombie Kensington and being recorded while you are raped in public, it’s a house of horrors.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 22, 2021 5:05 AM|
people from frisco say frisco. I have heard it many times.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 22, 2021 5:06 AM|
R32, we can set up the poll however is best I’m all for it. It would be much more fun that this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 22, 2021 5:06 AM|
It has to be a place that you cannot be PAID to live there. People want to move to some of these cities by choice. If you got a job with a home in San Francisco, you would be jumping up and down, thrilled.
I mean really.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 22, 2021 5:08 AM|
If you got a job offer in any of these cities, which one would you turn down?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 22, 2021 5:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 22, 2021 5:16 AM|
^ all dumps with Republican mayors
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 22, 2021 5:16 AM|
The hedge funds have cleaned out the major cities and the republicans at the state level have cut all the city supports down to zero. The state republicans have been trying to starve the cities of services to the point of third world standards. And then pumping up the law enforcement equipment.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 22, 2021 5:18 AM|
[quote]people from frisco say frisco.
That's because they're all empty-headed ship-ins. The natives say San Francisco. Because that's the name of the city. Not Frisco. Not San Fran *shudder*. It's San Francisco. S A N F R A N C I S C O!!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 22, 2021 5:22 AM|
Not Frisco, but Fresno has a Republican mayor. I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting such a world class, renowned locale.
Please enlighten me.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 22, 2021 5:27 AM|
Speaking of Detroit: Michigan was taken over by republicans about a decade ago and they immediately removed all powers from the city governments and tied their hands. Just as many were starting to make a comeback.
Republicans couldn’t have that, now could they.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 22, 2021 5:29 AM|
R54 I can’t HEAR you…!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 22, 2021 5:38 AM|
San fran, frisco. people from there do say this. i have heard both many times.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 22, 2021 5:39 AM|
Some of you are way too obsessed with crime. When I think of fucked up cities, crime never even enters the picture. If a city lacks a good entertainment and cultural scene and at least one major university or college, then it's a fucked up city.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 22, 2021 5:44 AM|
R59) Why can’t we have a cultural scene, entertainment and a university without crime? Pardon those of us, he don’t like being broken in to, shot at on the interstate, not be victims of hate crimes, ect.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 22, 2021 3:18 PM|
Portland has a higher murder rate than Seattle or SF currently. There is still so much graffiti, and the homelessness has exploded beyond dystopian. On top of it, there are so many empty apts, as the owners will not lower rents, due to them endangering their future builds' financing. Wages in Portland are low, and they are not getting the bump other cities seem to be seeing, but the housing market is just as crazy as it has been for years, if not crazier- I have received so many unappreciated contacts from real estate agents and strangers looking for property. I love my house, and I am not selling.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 22, 2021 3:29 PM|
[quote]People need portable water. Oh, Dear!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 27, 2021 6:28 PM|