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#1 timothy1997

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:43 PM

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WE'RE #1!

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#2 BlueMonk

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:45 PM

The title is back home!

I guess we only beat St. Louis by one point in the rankings. EAT IT, St. Louis.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:07 PM

Ahh... great to be #1 again. Suck on that, St. Louis! biggrin.gif

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#4 PenaltyShot 96

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:37 PM

Make room in the trophy case cool.gif
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:48 PM

WOOOO!!!

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#6 Flip-check

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:18 AM

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REPRESENT!


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:47 AM

and we got 3rd place too. FLINT!!!!


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:21 AM

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:21 AM

I have only gone to Flint twice: for midget hockey games at the city arena.

Flint has such a bad rep though, I've never been around it enough myself.


No, it's definitely excitement.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE(Flip-check @ November 19, 2007 - 01:21AM) View Post

I have only gone to Flint twice: for midget hockey games at the city arena.

Flint has such a bad rep though, I've never been around it enough myself.



you dont want to go to Flint. I go to school there...right downtown in the worst part of the city.
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#11 eva unit zero

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:42 AM

Detroit is the most dangerous city....in a report that is criticized heavily for misinterpretation of crime data...oh and did not include Chicago.
WTF?

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE(eva unit zero @ November 19, 2007 - 06:42AM) View Post

Detroit is the most dangerous city....in a report that is criticized heavily for misinterpretation of crime data...oh and did not include Chicago.
WTF?


That's exactly what I was thinking. This is the very last line of the article.

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The study excluded Chicago, Minneapolis, and other Illinois and Minnesota cities because of incomplete data.
And as you mentioned, it's a heavily criticized study, not by anyone from Detroit, but from the American Society of Criminology and the FBI.

This is interesting.

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CQ Press acquired Morgan Quitno Press, publisher of the controversial Most Dangerous Cities list. The publisher of the list has been criticized for a methodology that allows a city to greatly improve its crime ranking just by annexing lower crime suburbs with no real improvement in street by street crime rates.

http://en.wikipedia....ional_Quarterly

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Morgan Quitno's "Most Dangerous Cities" ranking has been criticized as a statistical half-truth, since it does not adjust rankings of cities with wide area city limits (Houston, Jacksonville) compared to cities with inner core limits (St. Louis, Atlanta). Houston's city crime statistics, for instance, are diluted by lower crime in affluent areas within its broad city limits, whereas almost all the low crime affluent areas of St. Louis are outside its city limits, which constitute only 12.5% of its metro area. St. Louis would fall far down the dangerous cities list just by annexing adjacent suburbs in this methodology, with no actual change in personal safety. Metro area rankings include all suburbs for all MSAs and therefore have some validity.

http://en.wikipedia....i/Morgan_Quitno

Basically it's not sound statistical research, they're just trying to sell books.

Edited by haroldsnepsts, 19 November 2007 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:46 AM

AMEN! Detroit is title town once again!

and to think they did it it inspite of me not killing anyone. I am so proud... This is my CITY!

QUOTE(amberlynn25 @ November 19, 2007 - 08:15AM) View Post

you dont want to go to Flint. I go to school there...right downtown in the worst part of the city.

I remember going back and forth between midland and here... flint would always be raining or snowing or some sort of weather... the rest of the drive both sides of flint crystal clear.

It must be all the saddness of the area that causes the weather hehe.



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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE(amberlynn25 @ November 19, 2007 - 08:15AM) View Post

you dont want to go to Flint. I go to school there...right downtown in the worst part of the city.


I go to school there too (baker). what school do you go to?
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE(zata40 @ November 19, 2007 - 12:16PM) View Post

I go to school there too (baker). what school do you go to?


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#16 MSUDoubleJ19

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE(haroldsnepsts @ November 19, 2007 - 07:31AM) View Post

That's exactly what I was thinking. This is the very last line of the article.

And as you mentioned, it's a heavily criticized study, not by anyone from Detroit, but from the American Society of Criminology and the FBI.

This is interesting.
http://en.wikipedia....ional_Quarterly
http://en.wikipedia....i/Morgan_Quitno

Basically it's not sound statistical research, they're just trying to sell books.


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE(MSUDoubleJ19 @ November 19, 2007 - 01:28PM) View Post

Geez, way to rain on the parade Harold! wink.gif
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If Detroit wins the title, I just want them to win it legitimately. biggrin.gif



#18 Jwo

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:57 PM

If we didnt get this title, we would of killed those people giving it out the title next time they came to Detroit.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:13 PM

Well, look at the bright side, being the most dangerous city probably yields more chances for crime pranks and goof-ups, such as this example of robbing a convenience store...

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All right that was a pretty lame joke attempt. *shrugs*

I actually heard this on talk radio on the way to work this morning. I live just about 5-10 minutes west of New Orleans itself and was shocked to hear is was in the 60s regarding this stat. I think the study probably failed to take into account the population shrinkage and huge devastation due to Hurricane Katrina a little over 2 years ago. That being said, crime is really bad in some parts of the area that were flooded most from the storm still are just recovering slower than a turtle's walk (i.e. 9th Ward and New Orleans east), but other parts of the city where you'd regular visit or work or see tourists (i.e. downtown/French Quarter/CBD, uptown where Tulane Univ./Audubon Zoo is located) are making fairly good progress recovery and are perfectly safe as long as you use normal common sense like you would in pretty much any other city/neighborhood.

All that being said though, I've come up a few time for Wings game the past few seasons and been in/around Detroit and enjoyed my stay, so it's not all that bad. wink.gif

Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 19 November 2007 - 09:14 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:30 PM

They're just afraid of our dangerously good, kick ass hockey team!
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