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"EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA"


EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010
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xavier
San Antonio, TX

san antonio is
1) top 5 in the nation for obesity
2) top 5 in the nation for teenage pregnancy.....
3) top 5 in the nation for railroad accidents with motor vehicles
4) top 5 mistreatment of zoo animals
5) extreme problems with pollen and cedar
6) extreme traffic congestion for no reason and traffic accidents
7) complete suburban separation from inner city
8) extreme racism towards hispanics
9) disparaging wage/salary gap for hispanics
10) extremely high property tax
11) bizarre oil formation on the highways and roads when it rains
12) overwhelming and extreme problems with illegal immigrants
13) extremely high property tax
14) high gang activity and high crime rate
15) the city is still under construction....it looks a mess!!!!.
16) la cantera and northstar mall filed bankruptcy
17) the first american cities with swine flu.
18) the hyatt downtown was built fraudulently and hasn't been paid for
19) Unusually large number of night club shootings
20) Unusually large number of apartment and house fires
21) One performing arts theatre with a very limited number
of performances
22) Job salaries are substantially lower than other cities
23) Extreme poverty
24) 2010's worst city for accurate public assistance distribution
25) Unbelievable high amount racism towards Blacks and Whites
26) Auto insurance is always increased substantially, due to the large number of car thefts and illegal immigrants that are uninsured
..............................SAN ANTONIO
SUCKS!!!!!!!!

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Klaire

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 2/3/2011
I'm already familiar with some of these, except number 8 really made me laugh. I've been living in San Antonio since I was 10, and I know for a fact that racism in this city is DEFINITELY NOT held towards hispanics. How is a city that is about 90 something percent hispanic going to be racist against its own people? Jobs here practically cater towards hispanics while ignoring other ethnicities. Blacks, asains, and even whites are more of the minority in this city. There's absolutely no diversity, and most native born San Antonians have never left the comfort of their own backyards, totally oblivious to the world outside of SA. I agree with Michael.


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Michael

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 6/23/2010
I'm not sure why San Antonio being racist towards hispanics is even on this list. How can that even be possible when Hispanic/Latino is the majority population??? San Antonio is at the top of the list for the worst city. Overpopulated, and it seems that hispanic/latino apparently don't care if they have the money to raise a child they will still have them, which is irresponsible and ridiculous. I don't trust anyones views or outlook on life if they were raised in a predominant hispanic/latino city because they are not well rounded. The city has the most horrible public transportation I've ever seen. I don't understand how some people get so much and they don't even have social security numbers... I could go on and on but the bottom line is, the city is horrible and fat as hell. Just sloppy ass folks all over the place.


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Michael

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 6/23/2010
I'm not sure why San Antonio being racist towards hispanics is even on this list. How can that even be possible when Hispanic/Latino is the majority population??? San Antonio is at the top of the list for the worst city. Overpopulated, and it seems that hispanic/latino apparently don't care if they have the money to raise a child they will still have them, which is irresponsible and ridiculous. I don't trust anyones views or outlook on life if they were raised in a predominant hispanic/latino city because they are not well rounded. The city has the most horrible public transportation I've ever seen. I don't understand how some people get so much and they don't even have social security numbers... I could go on and on but the bottom line is, the city is horrible and fat as hell. Just sloppy ass folks all over the place.


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Michael

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 6/23/2010
I'm not sure why San Antonio being racist towards hispanics is even on this list. How can that even be possible when Hispanic/Latino is the majority population??? San Antonio is at the top of the list for the worst city. Overpopulated, and it seems that hispanic/latino apparently don't care if they have the money to raise a child they will still have them, which is irresponsible and ridiculous. I don't trust anyones views or outlook on life if they were raised in a predominant hispanic/latino city because they are not well rounded. The city has the most horrible public transportation I've ever seen. I don't understand how some people get so much and they don't even have social security numbers... I could go on and on but the bottom line is, the city is horrible and fat as hell. Just sloppy ass folks all over the place.


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Steven

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 2/25/2011
According to the City and County data book (the most recent US CENSUS 2007) 61.2% of the population in San Antonio are Hispanic... Yes a majority. I blame most of the issues you guys are talking about on Education and Poverty level. I've read a study on how the poor have issues getting out of poverty. Look at Detroit and the crime vs. poverty/education/teenage pregnancy rates. I just read a article about how 1 in 4 births are from a teen mother in some areas of Detroit. This is not race that is the cause... it is Poverty/education level. It would be stupid of me to say Hispanics from San Antonio don't experience racism, but after reading some of these post I can most definitely say they suffer from Classism


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Abhd

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 7/15/2010
1) top 5 in the nation for obesity 2) top 5 in the nation for teenage pregnancy..... 3) top 5 in the nation for railroad accidents with motor vehicles 4) top 5 mistreatment of zoo animals .......when we do something we do it full on bro, we're winners what can I say. 8) extreme racism towards hispanics 25) Unbelievable high amount racism towards Blacks and Whites ....soooo then everybody is racist? sounds fair. 12) overwhelming and extreme problems with illegal immigrants ...didn't you just say something about "racisim towards hispanics"? 7) complete suburban separation from inner city ...isn't that WHY it's called a SUBURB? 17) the first american cities with swine flu. ..well if it started in south america and moved north it would make sence that SOUTH texas was hit first right? You wouldn't expect it to hit Chicago right after hitting the southern border right? 18) the hyatt downtown was built fraudulently and hasn't been paid for ...sshhhhh, we got it on the chep. stop hating 19) Unusually large number of night club shootings 20) Unusually large number of apartment and house fires ...compared to? 21) One performing arts theatre with a very limited number of performances ...blue star rocks! 24) 2010's worst city for accurate public assistance distribution ..."accurate public assistance distribution"..hmmm..starting to get the picture now.


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Bp

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 6/8/2010
We lived in Texas our entire lives and 25 years in San Antonio/Mexico. Every single thing you said was 100% accurate. We had to move away from Texas which is a place we used to love. If anyone wants to see the truth about San Antonio, just read www.mysa.com each day and look on that website for "crimebase" which will show you all the crimes taking place each day. It is a scary, scary place. There was an article released 5/2009 and the FBI rated San Antonio as the highest crime in the nation. Worse than Detroit. Live it and believe it because it is true. We were car jacked 2 times, had our house broken into 3 times in Sonterra and had 2 cars stolen. That is a lot in a short lifetime. Scary, scary place.


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javascript

re: EASILY THE WORST CITY IN AMERICA - 1/23/2010 - 6/22/2010
hi, where did you get your stats and info, or is this just opinion?


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