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damon carson
02-18-2010, 08:19 AM
Forbes Magazine names St. Louis the Seventh most miserable city to live in the United States. This was based on economy, unemployment and crime rate. And other things like commuting back and forth to work ect.
Damon

Jim Warfield
02-18-2010, 08:31 AM
40 years ago I had a subscription to Newsweek, one issue had a chart showing the income with size of your family and what meant "Poverty", I was not listed on their chart at all, (too low) So I figured they were telling me I couldn't afford a subscription to their magazine. so I didn't renue.
I'm sure glad they told me that!
All print media HAS to fill a page with something everyday and as long as that situation exists, you will not be finding full-truths waiting for you there.

damon carson
02-18-2010, 08:48 AM
Ya I found this humorous. The first thing they mentioned was the St. Louis Rams winning only 6 of 48 games in the last 3 yrs. Well at least the team hasnt packedup and left yet.
Damon

WelchWitch
02-18-2010, 08:52 AM
Cant leave out the major police corruption.

mindtumor
02-18-2010, 09:20 AM
I have a hard time believing Flint is the 5th most miserable city. I guess life must just be euphoric everywhere and I don't know what I am missing.

Darkangel
02-18-2010, 09:33 AM
Half of the list came from only two states, Michigan and California....

DA

SpookywoodsFX.com
02-18-2010, 10:48 AM
I read it was the 7th most "dangerous"....

Nightmare_Trance
02-18-2010, 12:15 PM
Come on... we've got strip clubs, casinos, the Rams, and toasted Ravs....

What in that list would make someone miserable....

mindtumor
02-18-2010, 02:43 PM
Come on... we've got strip clubs, casinos, the Rams, and toasted Ravs....

What in that list would make someone miserable....

Again with the strip clubs and it always seems to get first mention by you St. Louis residents. Someone build these guys something other than a strip club!!

graystone
02-18-2010, 04:28 PM
I knew a guy that was friends with a guy, who knew a guy who bought some Crack in St.Louis. Shane and its I don't know where that came from! Shane this time.

chuck weber
02-18-2010, 04:34 PM
at least the hockey team is playing well this year. and..... they say there are a FEW great haunted attractions around there too. Hey, FORBES, "thanks for the hurt !"

Slain
02-18-2010, 05:05 PM
Yeah if you driving to St. Louis bring your gun. If you don't bring one no problem they will give you one at the rest stop... Be careful!!

drfrightner
02-18-2010, 05:32 PM
There isn't a city in America or a state that doesn't have a prison, that doesn't have crime, a ghetto and this includes Hawaii because I heard there are places over there you will get robbed. Your read about people who attack tourists in Orlando and rob them.

Forbes does nothing but come up with lists to drive traffic I put no weight into it what so ever... its bull!

St. Louis has some very POOR area's in the CITY with HIGH CRIME RATES but that should reflect on the whole area...that is bull. St. Louis is NOT dangerous no where close to the downtown area no if you steer off several miles away from downtown and end up in the hood its no different than any other city in America.

The funny thing about St. Louis is less than 10% of the metro area even lives in St. Louis... about 300,000 people live in St. Louis... the metro area is nearly 3 million. I wouldn't live in the city, I wouldn't live in any city I live in the county with my walmart, target and houses with yards and grass. LOL

I put no weight into this what so ever... its bogus. If it was dangerous I would move!

Larry

damon carson
02-18-2010, 05:34 PM
Well not to bring up old news but the crime rate in St. Louis did effect the Darkness and Creepy World. They were both robbed. Creepy Worlds trailers were broken into. And the Darkness was ramsacked after they closed during the season. Not good!
Damon

Fear Unfathomed
02-18-2010, 05:44 PM
After living in Southern California (LA county) for 18 years and living in St Louis for 3, I will say that hands down, StL is by far, a much better place to live.

Jolly Pumpkin
02-18-2010, 05:57 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't trust those lists either. Last year Over the rine in Cincinnati, OH was ranked as the most dangerous neighborhood in America according to FBI statistics yet Cincinnati has only had one homicide this year I think. Where is New Orleans on that list?

Jim Warfield
02-18-2010, 06:46 PM
..was it just yesterday? About the couple from Florida who took the small town in N. Dakota up on their free money scheme to get them to relocate there but after a few years they were hurt (no new friends!) and bored (Wal-Mart is 45 miles away, and nothing to do, (Pop. 240?)
their kids (2) Loved the school.
The parents said they liked not having to worry about someone sneaking up behind you and abusing you, but they are returning to Florida anyway....you know, if someone hits you on the head real hard just one time, you might not wake up? You might wake up and not be able to ever be employed again. You might develop epilepsy.....but I guess that risk is worth it to them, but what about their kids?
We all have our own prioritys I guess don't we?
How many of us ever get everything we think we want?
The job we like, the pay we think we deserve, living in a house we enjoy, living where we want to be?
I think for most of us it will always be a trade-off balancing 2 of these against one from column "B".

drfrightner
02-19-2010, 12:53 AM
As it turns out that article isn't about crime its about things that are going on in the city making the city un-happy... yeah we are un-happy about the exact thing they say we are un-happy about THE RAMS who suck!

Yeah they've won SIX games in THREE years who wouldn't be un-happy about that? We suck almost as bad as Detroit!

Larry

mindtumor
02-19-2010, 08:35 AM
As it turns out that article isn't about crime its about things that are going on in the city making the city un-happy... yeah we are un-happy about the exact thing they say we are un-happy about THE RAMS who suck!

Yeah they've won SIX games in THREE years who wouldn't be un-happy about that? We suck almost as bad as Detroit!

Larry

Look, just because your 1 win this year was against us, doesn't mean you can talk trash about us, lol. We've won TEN games in THREE years so there! The Lions are going to turn it around soon you wait. Besides how are you going to feel when Mizzou moves to the Big10? Personally, I think Nebraska will move but the rumblings are there.

chuck weber
02-19-2010, 09:56 AM
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY. The murder capital of the world. (give St. Louis a break)

Nightmare_Trance
02-19-2010, 10:05 AM
Again with the strip clubs and it always seems to get first mention by you St. Louis residents. Someone build these guys something other than a strip club!!

The strip club mention is a tad bit of sarcasm. It is mentioned like the "what high school did you go to" question. If you are from this area, that is the question you get asked.

mindtumor
02-19-2010, 10:28 AM
I figured you got asked that a lot from the posts. I really don't care, I just like teasing you guys about it. I don't care what people do.

Mike Honcho
02-20-2010, 01:53 PM
don't forget about Baltimore aka Balitimurder and DC

Darkangel
02-20-2010, 02:47 PM
DC and Baltimore can be rough that's for sure. What part of the area do you live in Mike? Hope it's not in Prince George's county where gangs are taking over! I work very close to DC.

Darkangel