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Postby dream_017 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:44 am

Way to bring down a whole city ;-7

oregonlive.com wrote:BusinessWeek ranks Portland at top of "unhappiest cities" list

Portland has found itself at the top of another list, but not the kind you can brag about.

A staggering jump in calls to a crisis intervention hotline, high rates of depression and divorce have landed Portland atop BusinessWeek's list of unhappiest American cities. The magazine looked at a range of factors - crime, unemployment, and cloudy days (an average of 222 a year in case you're wondering) - and concluded that the Rose City is one miserable place.

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Didn't you move around this time? :-?
The Oregon suicide and drug and alcohol help lines received 71% more calls in January 2009 than it did the previous January, including more calls from people having suicidal thoughts because of severe financial stress, Storm said.
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Re: Nice going Met

Postby Metroid » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:06 am

dream_017 wrote:Way to bring down a whole city ;-7

Oregon has always been at the top of the list for depression, divorce rate, and suicide so this doesn't really surprise me. Seeing Portland, Oregon at the top of this list though....please.
dream_017 wrote:Didn't you move around this time? :-?

I moved in November. To be fair 50% of those calls were from me when I was snowed in my house! :-B
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Re: Nice going Met

Postby dream_017 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:08 am

Metroid wrote:
dream_017 wrote:Way to bring down a whole city ;-7

Oregon has always been at the top of the list for depression, divorce rate, and suicide so this doesn't really surprise me. Seeing Portland, Oregon at the top of this list though....please.
dream_017 wrote:Didn't you move around this time? :-?

I moved in November. To be fair 50% of those calls were from me when I was snowed in my house! :-B

Don't worry, we are gunning for you, we are at #4 ;-D
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Postby Metroid » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:21 am

dream_017 wrote:
Metroid wrote:
dream_017 wrote:Way to bring down a whole city ;-7

Oregon has always been at the top of the list for depression, divorce rate, and suicide so this doesn't really surprise me. Seeing Portland, Oregon at the top of this list though....please.
dream_017 wrote:Didn't you move around this time? :-?

I moved in November. To be fair 50% of those calls were from me when I was snowed in my house! :-B

Don't worry, we are gunning for you, we are at #4 ;-D

I saw that. Lists like this bug me sometimes,they simply take numbers, ranks, and stats and then make a list like this. There's no denying the hard numbers but to outright call Portland "America’s Unhappiest City" is laughable. I can think of a lot of cities I'd be much more unhappy in....a few are further down that list and many more that didn't make the cut.
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Re: Nice going Met

Postby Nfl Fan » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:46 pm

Metroid wrote:To be fair 50% of those calls were from me when I was snowed in my house! :-B


... shoveling all that global warming off your driveway...

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Postby knapplc » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:56 pm

Why is Oregon so depressing? I thought it was beautiful there and the people were pretty decent. Is it the weather, which is a factor in Seattle (I hear).
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Re: Nice going Met

Postby Metroid » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:04 pm

knapplc wrote:Why is Oregon so depressing? I thought it was beautiful there and the people were pretty decent. Is it the weather, which is a factor in Seattle (I hear).

yeah the weather is the main factor methinks.
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Re: Nice going Met

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:23 pm

Oregon is a beautiful state, but I have the impression that it looks like a lonely place to live in, even on a sunny day.
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Re: Nice going Met

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:01 pm

One of those nice places to visit, but not as fun to make it your permanent residence. Like California. :-D
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Re: Nice going Met

Postby Metroid » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:26 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:Oregon is a beautiful state, but I have the impression that it looks like a lonely place to live in, even on a sunny day.

No way man, the sunny summer days here are why we suffer through the gloom. I've lived Oregon for the better part of 13 years and have never been lonely....or at all depressed. ;-D
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