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The dumbest city in the U.S. is ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Fresno, according to this examination of 55 metro areas with 1 million or more people. Raleigh-Durham is rated as the smartest.

  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    For the third time in a week, a list of "cities" includes a non-existent "city." This is the second to try to break news of the merger of Raleigh and Durham. Another one this week tried to say that Raleigh, Durham AND Chapel Hill has merged. Certainly not smart. :)
  3. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    I can't believe Detroit was rated that high, (40), to be honest. My dealings with store clerks and bank tellers who can barely add and subtract would put it way farther down the list.
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Folks here in Cincy (43rd) are pissed about the ratings' citation of book sales as an indicator, pointing out that the local library has the third-highest circulation numbers in the nation. So, we're not buying books, but going the frugal route and getting them from the library. (Me? I'm buying them, as my ever-shrinking bank account can attest. Guess I'm the dumb one.)
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    ... and believe me, there are far dumber corners of the U.S. than Fresno.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It's a grouping of regional cities. Raleigh-Durham isn't the only grouping on there.

    There was also Oakland-San Francisco-San Jose, as well as Grand Rapids-Battle Creek-Kalamazoo.

    So it really should be region or metro areas, instead of a city ranking.

    Even that isn't a great listing, there's a fairly big difference in comparing GR with Kalamazoo or Battle Creek
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Bakersfield, Barstow...

    Off the top of my head, I would have guessed Boston would have been No. 1 because of all of the colleges in the area.

    I wonder if the people who did this poll ventured out anywhere in Durham other than Duke's campus.
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    They didn't venture anywhere, because the rankings were based on quantifiable factors described in the story.
  9. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Fresno is dumb only because it's a conservative post in California that hasn't pushed for independent statehood apart from their neighbors upcoast (San Fran) and downcoast (Hollywood).
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Scribe, this is not the politics board. Take your paranoid crap back where it belongs.
  11. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Just explaining why Fresno is dumb. You don't think politics was part of the evaluation, be my guest.
  12. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I think he should be banned.
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