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About nativetenn

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    Knoxville, Tennessee
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    Running, outdoors, hiking, engineering, mathematics, and traveling/exploring new places. Go VOLS!

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  1. @BnaBreaker That poster was insufferable. What made it worse is that it wasn't just him.
  2. In terms of history, NYC is unmatched, but Chicago's layout is cooler with all of the skyscrapers along Lake Michigan. Of course, that's just my opinion and understand that most people would disagree that Chicago skyline> NYC
  3. Troll mode: [ON] off Mind not changed. Emphasis on "smog-free days." Still a very unimpressive CBD for a metro area of its size. Chicago and Toronto put that place to shame, and they aren't nearly as large.
  4. Skylines: Chicago>NYC>Seattle>SanFran>Minneapolis>Atlanta>Denver>Houston>Dallas>Charlotte>>> L.A. Change my mind xD
  5. That thread took an interesting turn to commending greater L.A. for being an urban dream of sorts. I have no idea what those people are smoking. In my opinion, L.A. is the sprawliest and ugliest urbanized area in the whole country. On top of that, given the massive metro population, its skyline is so underwhelming. Even Atlanta is miles ahead of L.A. in terms of CBD height. L.A. should be so much denser, but instead, it spread out into oblivion during the 20th century and turned into what it is today: a bunch of crummy 1950s ranch houses with chain-link fences side-by-side in the middle of the desert. Southern California is the epitome of American wastefulness. Throw in the massive income gap, the exploding homeless population, the percent of unvaccinated residents and the horrible air pollution and you have a place that is destined for a disaster. Sorry for the rant
  6. Oh, something like that. I was expecting in-state people as well as some Nashville residents voicing their frustrations. What I see in that thread are quintessential coast-dwelling elitists posting their typical ill-informed stereotypes about a city in middle America. I couldn't care less whether those people like Nashville or not. They'll be moving down to the scary old South soon enough to evade high taxes. I do think we Nashvillians speak of ourselves a bit too highly at times on UP, and sometimes, it's hard to be critical about Nashville on here, even when it's warranted. But in the same breath, all I saw in that thread were lame stereotypes from NYC residents who "don't get the appeal" of Nashville. Many of these East Coast and So Cal yuppies can't fathom living in a *gasp* RED STATE, so it makes sense they would believe every single one of us is a NASCAR watching, bible beating, dip spitting, Bud Light drinking redneck. I don't mind if those stereotypes keep them away from here. Like I said, these very same people will be packing their bags for the Sun Belt in ten years. P.S. And LOL at the idiot in that thread who said Nashville has a "northern climate"
  7. If this was said about citydata, I might believe it, but SSP or SSC? Color me shocked; I would like the link to this.
  8. Good deal. You've been on UP for less than a month, but it feels like much longer than that because you've already shared so much content with us. Keep it up! We love new posters, and not to play favorites, but we especially love those who come with pictures. I grew up in the Nashville area but have been in Knoxville for school since 2015. Posters like you keep me up to speed on all the action back home. The growth in Nashville over the last four years is surreal to me, partly because my new home in Knoxville is much quieter and less busy. But, Nashville's growth could feel surreal to anyone. It isn't common for a city to land Amazon, an MLS expansion team, several company office openings, the NFL Draft, and a shot at hosting the World Cup in the span of two years. Not to mention the billion-dollar airport facelift that we're getting. It just doesn't feel real.
  9. Ah dang! Well, my guess was pretty far off. Are you from Nashville?
  10. Kind of unrelated to your question, but I'm guessing Sean might be foreign and works in the airline biz. This is by no means a jab at our new poster, but I do notice his English is rather broken in some of his posts, which leads me to that assumption that he may not be a native speaker.
  11. On a serious note, Mark, did you account for the people who were come-and-goers? For instance, given the estimate of 60,000 people on the street, those same 60,000 individuals didn't remain in one place for the duration of the event. Sure, they likely went to another place on Broadway that you accounted for (such as the honky tonks) and are included in those numbers that you listed, but keep in mind there are probably a lot more come-and-goers than you accounted for. I would be surprised if there were only 20,000 who traveled from out of town in other parts of the city. That also doesn't include Nashville residents who could have briefly visited the the event just to check it out. All told, I could see how the total number of individuals who attended the NFL Draft festivities at some point is closer to 500,000 than 200,000. But, that's just a guess, and I have no calculations to defend that like you do. I'm just pointing out some things that might not be included in your algorithm.
  12. On a somber note, speaking of Seattle and cranes, a crane collapse in Seattle cut four lives short yesterday.
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