Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Exception

I am usually seeing headlines that want me to click to see the top 10, the most beautiful, the best, etc.  Today there's a headline that is an exception:

12 of the work places to live in the U.S.

This article made their list considering crime reports, annual median incomes, air quality, climate, poverty levels and unemployment rates.  
Their list included St. Louis.  Here are the "worst" 5:

Memphis, Tennessee
New Haven, Connecticut
Cleveland, Ohio
Detroit, Michigan
Camden, Jew Jersey

Forbes has had Camden on their list of "America's Most Miserable Cities" for years. It is known for urban decay and political corruption. Its median household income is $18,000 and 45% of residents live below the poverty line. Its crime rate is 560% over the national average. 

I thought:  Maybe in perspective, we'll find that the U.S. is not in dire straits.  So I spread the net to the most dangerous cities in the world.  St. Louis comes up number 13 for murder rates. The 12 cities ahead of it are in Mexico, Venezuela, and Brazil.  I thought, I'd look broader to find the 'most horrible' places in the world.  Even there, we see U.S. cities:  Dhaka, then Mumbai, Detroit, Karachi and Hackensack, N.J.

Every day I learn something new:  I could never have guessed these statistics.

Today's image shows a beautiful meandering road in Colorado.

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