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7 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

A large part of the housing problem, is the fact that the populations of cities like NYC, SF, Seattle and Boston keep growing, and housing isn't growing.

Thus, driving up the costs of housing.

Few people want to move to Tulsa, OK or Odessa, TX or Topeka, KS or eastern KY.

Typical wrong answer.  Odessa, TX may not be the "glamorous" city LA is or SF is, bit they are ranked in the top 25 high growth areas of the US.  People are moving there left and right.  They have an unemployment rate of just 2.6%.  Median house prices there are 139,000.  They have a construction boom in housing and a severe shortage of homes and apartments.

 

How about next time reading some stats before disparaging  someplace cuz it sounds Podunk to you.

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1 hour ago, Kyrshamarks said:

Typical wrong answer.  Odessa, TX may not be the "glamorous" city LA is or SF is, bit they are ranked in the top 25 high growth areas of the US.  People are moving there left and right.  They have an unemployment rate of just 2.6%.  Median house prices there are 139,000.  They have a construction boom in housing and a severe shortage of homes and apartments.

 

How about next time reading some stats before disparaging  someplace cuz it sounds Podunk to you.

Welcome!

I love reading that Odessa, TX is the new NYC!

Gee, I thought it was only famous for Friday Night Lights.

Btw, I didn't "disparage," any of those places.

I merely pointed out the obvious, and that is LA, NYC, SF, and Boston, are more sought after locations.

Growth is pretty meaningless in the sense that you used the word.

The small, rural city I live in, is one of the fastest growing in KY.

So what.

More people would still rather live in Louisville or Lexington.

But those areas are expensive.

So, so, sorry you were offended.

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2 hours ago, Kyrshamarks said:

Typical wrong answer.  Odessa, TX may not be the "glamorous" city LA is or SF is, bit they are ranked in the top 25 high growth areas of the US.  People are moving there left and right.  They have an unemployment rate of just 2.6%.  Median house prices there are 139,000.  They have a construction boom in housing and a severe shortage of homes and apartments.

 

How about next time reading some stats before disparaging  someplace cuz it sounds Podunk to you.

Flying fact less claims are more effective strategies for Trump supporters.

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3 hours ago, Kyrshamarks said:

Typical wrong answer.  Odessa, TX may not be the "glamorous" city LA is or SF is, bit they are ranked in the top 25 high growth areas of the US.  People are moving there left and right.  They have an unemployment rate of just 2.6%.  Median house prices there are 139,000.  They have a construction boom in housing and a severe shortage of homes and apartments.

 

How about next time reading some stats before disparaging  someplace cuz it sounds Podunk to you.

How about these stats, because yours are wrong!

Let me help you out, according to Sperling's Best Places To Live, there is a lot of crime going on in little Odessa, TX.

On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being low, the violent crime rate in Odessa, is 45.8.

The average in the US is 22.7.

Property crime is even worse!

The US average is 35.4.

In Odessa, the rate is 50.2.

The unemployment rate they have listed, is a bit higher than your unsubstantiated number, at 2.7%.

And the median home price, is also higher, than your unsubstantiated number, at $169,300.

Yes, aren't stats a wonderful thing!

Very glad I could help.

 

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Flying fact less claims are more effective strategies for Trump supporters.

You can always tell when Trumpsters are having a bad day.

They rage about unimportant things, like the median price of a home in Odessa, TX.

I guess the jubilation over Tuesday night's pep rally is wearing off.

Maybe they are waking up to the realization that Trump lied when he promised them ICE will remove millions of migrants from the US.

The truth is, ICE doesn't have the ability to deport that many people at once.

Poor things. Lied to again!

 

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Flying fact less claims are more effective strategies for Trump supporters.

I’m not sure what is your purpose is in making this statement?

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2 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Flying fact less claims are more effective strategies for Trump supporters.

And how is my claim tactless?

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-04-19/two-texas-oil-towns-among-metros-with-fastest-population-growth&ved=2ahUKEwj7qsKxnPfiAhUFEawKHTRFCQ4QFjANegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw2Y7SGAVfJs2LaHBaSqqj-Y&ampcf=1

 

This link is from 1 month ago.  I assume Bloomberg is a good enough source?

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13 hours ago, herring_RN said:

Los Angeles had Republican Mayor Sam Yorty from 1961 to 1973. 

Los Angeles citizens voted for Republican Mayor Richard J. Riordan twice. He was mayor from 1991 to 2001. 

George Christopher was the Republican mayor of San Francisco from 1956 to 1964.

Three is more than one. 

 

12 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

I believe Yorty was a Democrat while he served as mayor.

 

8 hours ago, herring_RN said:

He was a Democrat until the last year of his last term as mayor. So you are mostly correct. When McGovern became the presidential nominee to run against President Nixon he changed parties becoming a Republican.

My source says Yorty changed to Republican in 1980.  He ran for governor as a Democrat after he was mayor of LA, so I would think he was a Democrat his whole term.

Yes, Riordan was a Republican.

And, George Christopher was a Republican who served as SF mayor until 1964.  The last Republican to do so.

So, I stand corrected.  It’s been one Republican mayor between the two cities in 55 years.  Not 60 as I claimed.  

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Darn autocorrect. Not tactless  but rather fact less.  

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39 minutes ago, Kyrshamarks said:

I didn't say your claim was fact less. 

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I believe I remember that oil boom towns in North Dakota had to deal with homelessness as well.    I know in some places the private sector stepped it, but it also strained public services.

https://www.npr.org/2014/01/31/269529703/homeless-in-fargo-at-the-heart-of-an-oil-boom

Also perhaps in a different time of higher unemployment that boom towns might not necessarily be having the unemployed and homeless move there looking for jobs, but I don't have any stats.  But there is this:   https://www.oaoa.com/news/local/article_982b4520-41f5-11e9-8a96-eb893c66540e.html

The point is that population growth in cities of opportunity, the rich poor gap and lack of affordable housing is an issue in places like Fargo and Odessa as well LA and SF.

Winter Haven, an area on the link above is dealing with homeless students.

https://www.theledger.com/news/20190116/winter-haven-looking-for-solutions-for-homeless-students

Lakeland, Florida another city on the list is dealing with it as well.

https://thelakelander.com/changing-homelessness/

As Nel, pointed about above, Trump country isn't immune to these issues.

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