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Old October 9th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Meanest U.S. Cities

The Top 20 Meanest U.S. Cities




Genteel and polite Little Rock, Arkansas has been branded the meanest city in the United States of America.

That's the word from the National Coalition for the Homeless, a national advocacy group, that has named the top 20 meanest U.S. cities based on how they treat the homeless who live within their city limits, as well as purported civil rights violations, reports The Associated Press. The list was created using data samplings from 179 communities in 48 states.

Little Rock received this dubious distinction due to its efforts to close 27 transient camps for homeless people around the city. Although the plan was tabled after advocates for the homeless objected, the coalition is concerned that the city could still move forward with the plan. This is the third year the report has been issued, and the first time Little Rock made the list at all. Previously, Las Vegas held the No. 1 spot.

The top 20 meanest U.S. cities:

1. Little Rock, Arkansas
2. Atlanta, Georgia
3. Cincinnati, Ohio
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Gainesville, Florida
6. New York City, New York
7. Los Angeles, California
8. San Francisco, California
9. Honolulu, Hawaii
10. Austin, Texas
11. Sarasota, Florida
12. Key West, Florida
13. Nashville, Tennessee
14. Berkeley, California
15. Dallas, Texas
16. Fresno, California
17. San Antonio, Texas
18. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
19. St. Paul, Minnesota
20. Manchester, New Hampshire


The top four meanest states:

California
Florida
Hawaii
Texas

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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:02 AM   #2
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California
Florida
Hawaii
Texas
no surprise here
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:07 AM   #3
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Maybe it has something to do with population. The nation's largest, second largest, and fourth(maybe third???) largest states are listed.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #4
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Milwaukee? We're one of the nicest.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:31 AM   #5
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Whoa Hawaii? TV def. warped my mind. I thought that Hawaii would be the friendliest state in the US. What happened to all of the "giving those flower leis and putting it onyour neck everytime to visit" thing?
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #6
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I was gonna say Atlanta...just good to see Buffalo is not on the list, cause it might be one of the friendliest.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #7
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Great lakes cities are typically friendlier than average... except for Milawukee aparently. lol.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 02:18 AM   #8
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Not the exact cities i thought would be on the list.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 02:23 AM   #9
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The Top 20 Meanest U.S. Cities

The top four meanest states:

California
Florida
Hawaii
Texas
indeed. no brainer right there
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Old October 9th, 2005, 03:15 AM   #10
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We're all pretty nice here in Chicago.
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
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Old October 9th, 2005, 03:21 AM   #11
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I guess no one read the article. This isn't a list of meanest cities. This is a list of cities that are supposedly mean to the homeless.

READ THE ARTICLE!!!!!
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Old October 9th, 2005, 03:40 AM   #12
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What article? There's like two paragraphs through that link.
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I guess no one read the article. This isn't a list of meanest cities. This is a list of cities that are supposedly mean to the homeless.

READ THE ARTICLE!!!!!
LOL!

I wonder how people can go through a thread without reading the first freakin post!
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Old October 9th, 2005, 06:04 AM   #14
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This list makes sense. "newfound" southern cities like Nashville and Austin keep good reputations bc their downtowns are "clean and safe." Maybe this is because they force the homeless away, and I my guess is there are some racial implications too. Now as for Cincy and Atlanta being mean to homelss, it sure doesnt work, bc the city center of both places is absolutely full of homeless!
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^Doesn't meen they aren't mean to them lol
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Old October 9th, 2005, 08:54 AM   #16
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No cities in Pennsylvania on there. That's good.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #17
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This list makes sense. "newfound" southern cities like Nashville and Austin keep good reputations bc their downtowns are "clean and safe." Maybe this is because they force the homeless away, and I my guess is there are some racial implications too. Now as for Cincy and Atlanta being mean to homelss, it sure doesnt work, bc the city center of both places is absolutely full of homeless!
Everyone in Atlanta still snuffs a nose way up high when they pass a homeless person DT.
"Don't make eyecontact Jane! They might go away! WALK FASTER"
Those kind generous conventioneers in their pressed suits feel threatened when god forbid a homeless person even walks past them on the sidewalk.
I do think in Atlanta things can be weighed on race a bit too...
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Old October 9th, 2005, 10:01 AM   #18
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Honestly race is a factor anywhere, even further north. When I lived in Chicago, I saw an EXTREMELY segregated city. There were tons of homeless even in upscale neighborhoods. You could be shopping at Prada downtown and get panhandled..but such is the nature of a big city! In fact, I remember last year front page news on the Tribune regarding agressive panhandlers downtown. The homeless were calling women white bitches, and calling people whores if they did not give them change. The downtown office crowd were calling for an ordinance to stop "aggressive" panhandling. I thought it was all funny.

People just dont get it, especially suburbanites. These people are poor, and many cant help it.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 12:51 PM   #19
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What is so mean about Hawaii? I would've thought NY or NJ would be there.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #20
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We're all pretty nice here in Chicago.
agree.

I am surprise at Milwaukee and St. Paul... I would of thought Detriot or Minneapolis would be up there instead of those.
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