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(Fox 2 St. Louis)   St. Louis woman negotiates with intruder while on hold for 911   (fox2now.com) divider line
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2021-10-26 4:12:56 PM  
Maybe if you hadn't blown all that money on military gear, you'd have a functional 911 system.
 
2021-10-26 4:40:45 PM  
That's some mighty fine police work, 'Lou.
 
2021-10-26 4:48:12 PM  
If then population of your city looks like this:

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...yeah, you might get placed on hold if you dial 911.

/my home city of Riverside, California, now has more people than St. Louis
//so where's my farking Major League Baseball team?
 
2021-10-26 5:01:59 PM  

Geotpf: If then population of your city looks like this:

[chris-prener.github.io image 850x478]
...yeah, you might get placed on hold if you dial 911.

/my home city of Riverside, California, now has more people than St. Louis
//so where's my farking Major League Baseball team?


There are lots of cities who's population isn't that big - it's the full Metro area you have to take into account.
For example, Boston population 677k, Memphis 633k, St Louis 301k.
The Metro area though:
Boston: 4.3 Million
St Louis: 2.2 Million
Memphis: 1.3 Million
Looking at the city alone, without taking into account all the surrounding suburbs, can be very misleading.
 
2021-10-26 5:15:38 PM  

Private_Citizen: Geotpf: If then population of your city looks like this:

[chris-prener.github.io image 850x478]
...yeah, you might get placed on hold if you dial 911.

/my home city of Riverside, California, now has more people than St. Louis
//so where's my farking Major League Baseball team?

There are lots of cities who's population isn't that big - it's the full Metro area you have to take into account.
For example, Boston population 677k, Memphis 633k, St Louis 301k.
The Metro area though:
Boston: 4.3 Million
St Louis: 2.2 Million
Memphis: 1.3 Million
Looking at the city alone, without taking into account all the surrounding suburbs, can be very misleading.


The city pays for it's 911 system by itself.

There are lots of midwestern cities where the suburbs are growing or are at least stable in population but the core city is shrinking.

Also, there's a difference between a growing city, and one that used to be large and has shrunk.  If nobody wants to live there, then nobody wants to live there.  Plus, if you have the infrastructure for 900k but only 300k residents/tax payers, that's also quite bad.  Crime is horrible (circa 2015 it had the highest murder rate in the country per capita; it may still be so).

St. Louis is, by any definition, in deep shiat.
 
2021-10-26 5:17:38 PM  
Not a member of the StoneCutters I gather
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2021-10-26 6:14:36 PM  

Geotpf: Private_Citizen: Geotpf: If then population of your city looks like this:

[chris-prener.github.io image 850x478]
...yeah, you might get placed on hold if you dial 911.

/my home city of Riverside, California, now has more people than St. Louis
//so where's my farking Major League Baseball team?

There are lots of cities who's population isn't that big - it's the full Metro area you have to take into account.
For example, Boston population 677k, Memphis 633k, St Louis 301k.
The Metro area though:
Boston: 4.3 Million
St Louis: 2.2 Million
Memphis: 1.3 Million
Looking at the city alone, without taking into account all the surrounding suburbs, can be very misleading.

The city pays for it's 911 system by itself.

There are lots of midwestern cities where the suburbs are growing or are at least stable in population but the core city is shrinking.

Also, there's a difference between a growing city, and one that used to be large and has shrunk.  If nobody wants to live there, then nobody wants to live there.  Plus, if you have the infrastructure for 900k but only 300k residents/tax payers, that's also quite bad.  Crime is horrible (circa 2015 it had the highest murder rate in the country per capita; it may still be so).

St. Louis is, by any definition, in deep shiat.


I live in Iowa, so I'm fairly familiar with "flyover state" cities.

With the exception of Chicago and Minneapolis, they're all hellholes. And even Chicago is a hellhole, but it's a hellhole in an interesting way. I mean, it's Chicago.

Basically, any state run by Republicans is a shiathole. It's almost a perfect indicator.

/yes, Iowa is a shiathole. But we have a low crime-rate, at least. And Des Moines is kind of nice, actually.
 
2021-10-26 6:26:44 PM  
Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke (Official Music Video)
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2021-10-26 6:27:12 PM  
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2021-10-26 6:33:24 PM  
She said when police arrived, they deescalated the situation

The most surprising thing in TFA
 
2021-10-26 6:38:54 PM  

realmolo: Geotpf: Private_Citizen: Geotpf: If then population of your city looks like this:

[chris-prener.github.io image 850x478]
...yeah, you might get placed on hold if you dial 911.

/my home city of Riverside, California, now has more people than St. Louis
//so where's my farking Major League Baseball team?

There are lots of cities who's population isn't that big - it's the full Metro area you have to take into account.
For example, Boston population 677k, Memphis 633k, St Louis 301k.
The Metro area though:
Boston: 4.3 Million
St Louis: 2.2 Million
Memphis: 1.3 Million
Looking at the city alone, without taking into account all the surrounding suburbs, can be very misleading.

The city pays for it's 911 system by itself.

There are lots of midwestern cities where the suburbs are growing or are at least stable in population but the core city is shrinking.

Also, there's a difference between a growing city, and one that used to be large and has shrunk.  If nobody wants to live there, then nobody wants to live there.  Plus, if you have the infrastructure for 900k but only 300k residents/tax payers, that's also quite bad.  Crime is horrible (circa 2015 it had the highest murder rate in the country per capita; it may still be so).

St. Louis is, by any definition, in deep shiat.

I live in Iowa, so I'm fairly familiar with "flyover state" cities.

With the exception of Chicago and Minneapolis, they're all hellholes. And even Chicago is a hellhole, but it's a hellhole in an interesting way. I mean, it's Chicago.

Basically, any state run by Republicans is a shiathole. It's almost a perfect indicator.

/yes, Iowa is a shiathole. But we have a low crime-rate, at least. And Des Moines is kind of nice, actually.


We found Bill Bryson's alt.
 
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