The 10 Saddest Cities in the U.S.
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Elvis

Herkimer, NY

#42 May 24, 2011
libertarian4321 wrote:
The Utica-Rome area has a lot of problems (many already mentioned here).
One that hasn't been mentioned is the BRUTAL taxation. If you do get a good education, and manage to find a good job in the area, you will have ridiculous amounts extracted from you in taxes (especially the state income tax).
I'm an engineer who grew up just outside Utica and still have family there. I left the area after graduating college in the late 80s.
I work for a consulting firm that allows me to work from home. I could move to Utica (or anywhere else with an internet connection) and still do my job.
However, if I did so, it would cost my wife and I tens of thousands of dollars in extra taxes every year for the "privilege" of living in Utica.
No Thanks! I'll stay in Texas where taxes are at least semi-reasonable.
Didnt read your post.
Im commenting on your name.
Everytime I see or hear people say they are libertarian, the first thing that comes to mind is Steve Martin in the jerk. When the new phonebook arrives he opens it up and says something to the effect..."the new phonebook is here...I am somebody."

Since: May 11

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#43 May 25, 2011
Elvis wrote:
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Didnt read your post.
Im commenting on your name.
Everytime I see or hear people say they are libertarian, the first thing that comes to mind is Steve Martin in the jerk. When the new phonebook arrives he opens it up and says something to the effect..."the new phonebook is here...I am somebody."
Perhaps you should have read my post and tried to make an intelligent comment instead of wasting our time with this puerile nonsense?
Elvis

Herkimer, NY

#44 May 25, 2011
libertarian4321 wrote:
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Perhaps you should have read my post and tried to make an intelligent comment instead of wasting our time with this puerile nonsense?
And you are a pseudo intellectual. Now thats funny too.

Since: May 11

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#45 May 25, 2011
Elvis wrote:
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And you are a pseudo intellectual. Now thats funny too.
I'm well educated. I worked hard for my degrees and am not ashamed of it.

Perhaps if you had done the same, you could come up with an intelligent response to my post rather than posting drivel.

Go ahead, give it a shot, I promise I won't laugh.

“Upscale Trailer Trash”

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Since: Jan 09

Sauquoit

#47 May 25, 2011
Funny thing is, living outside of the city isn't bad. I work in Utica, and as soon as I hit the city limits, it's feel like a ton of bricks got dumped in me... 7 years to go for retirement, and I'm outta here! I promised my kid I will be back in the summer months, but I won't have to even set sight on anything in Utica when I do that. Sad commentary on a city that COULD have so much to offer.
Elvis

Herkimer, NY

#48 May 25, 2011
libertarian4321 wrote:
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I'm well educated. I worked hard for my degrees and am not ashamed of it.
Perhaps if you had done the same, you could come up with an intelligent response to my post rather than posting drivel.
Go ahead, give it a shot, I promise I won't laugh.
I breezed through all my degrees, working hard denotes lack of natural talent.
Most children would not have the ability to understand the undertone of what I had said.
I think people who lable themselves anything (other than--father/mother--human) are funny.
You join some form of philisophical/politcal team in order to portray to others that your seperate from the herd based your decision to follow a particular ideology.
I also LMFAO at people who spend tons of money of clothing with big names on it--nike fubu yankees ect. They spend extra money to become billboards for some advertising company or team or(political party) that dosnt care about them.
Have a sense of humor. I know you disagree with me, this is what makes humans stronger.
If what I said is the worst critisism you get, you should be happy.
Fernando

Moravia, NY

#49 May 25, 2011
Elvis wrote:
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Didnt read your post.
Im commenting on your name.
Everytime I see or hear people say they are libertarian, the first thing that comes to mind is Steve Martin in the jerk. When the new phonebook arrives he opens it up and says something to the effect..."the new phonebook is here...I am somebody."
Typical Utican mentality. No wonder this city keeps sliding into the Barge Canal. People in Utica are so closed minded and just don't see what else is around them. They have this myopic vision of their city, and don't realize what a less than ideal place it is. They walk around with what I call "Utica Face", which is a smileless, blank expression that is oblivious to the all the things this town lacks. There is nothing here. There is no real culture. There is no quality nightlife. They think tomato pie and riggies are real Italian food! I wonder how many people in Italy have even heard of either one? The job market sucks. The weather is awful. The taxes are horrible. We have plenty of wonderful colleges in the area, but many of the people involved in local government and in running local business just barely made it through high school. They have "Utica degrees". For those of you who don't know what a Utica degree is, it means that you are part of the freinds and family plan. We have a local television station that doesn't have a clue. I could go on, but by now it should be obvious why Utica is one of the saddest cities in the United States. It is one of the worst places to live in this nation.
emma

United States

#50 Dec 2, 2012
Syracuse is very grey & depressing. One would need stong meds & one of those winter lights in your home to live in the Upstate NY depressing towns. If you lived there all your life you simply don't know any different. No thanks!

prozac zack wrote:
What makes Utica such a sad city to live in?
Hmmmmm, could it be all the burned out/shuttered houses? The crumbling roads and old buildings? The high vacancy rate? All the Uticans who pride themselves on their ignorance? The huge swaths of cemeteries? The old insane asylum looming like a haunting memory? The lack of safe neighborhoods? The lack of good paying jobs (or any jobs for that matter)? All the crime, welfare, dysfunction and incompetence? Don't forget about the freezing cold winters.
Or could it simply be Utica's distance from Civilization? Think about it, you have to get in a car and drive for one hour just to reach Syracuse. SYRACUSE! Many people will say that Syracuse is a depressing small city to live in, but Syracuse looks like the Big Apple when compared to Utica.
emma

United States

#51 Dec 2, 2012
I might add that we are all human & most try to do our best with what we have, but the closed minded mentality of the upstate NY towns is a bit scary & strange. Once you get an education, and leave, your world will come alive and you will become open to so many new things & ways of thinking. You will realize we actually can see and feel the SUN! Some of those towns are so overcast, its very depressing.
spot on

United States

#54 Dec 7, 2012
Look at what happened at city hall last night and you wonder why Utica is the saddest city in America. With a financial crisis and no hope this is what we have.
jarrod a spratt

Newark, NJ

#55 Dec 9, 2012
Utica might be one of the saddest cities but GOD is about ready to change that...
FUNNY

United States

#56 Dec 10, 2012
Moofie wrote:
Funny thing is, living outside of the city isn't bad. I work in Utica, and as soon as I hit the city limits, it's feel like a ton of bricks got dumped in me... 7 years to go for retirement, and I'm outta here! I promised my kid I will be back in the summer months, but I won't have to even set sight on anything in Utica when I do that. Sad commentary on a city that COULD have so much to offer.
SMART MAN.
Roman

Utica, NY

#57 Dec 11, 2012
Rome NY
Long live the 80s

West Palm Beach, FL

#58 Dec 13, 2012
I have to laugh at the "Utica Degree". The mentality of these people is crazy and could never survive outside of Utica. Everyone acts like a bigshot and the style of clothing on men and women kills me.

Grow up, get educated, do cultural things, travel a bit (outside of CNY) and you will see everything different.

I never come back. I hated it visiting once a year. Now I pay for my family to visit me.
Dcg

Clark Mills, NY

#59 Sep 24, 2013
Long live the 80s wrote:
I have to laugh at the "Utica Degree". The mentality of these people is crazy and could never survive outside of Utica. Everyone acts like a bigshot and the style of clothing on men and women kills me.
Grow up, get educated, do cultural things, travel a bit (outside of CNY) and you will see everything different.
I never come back. I hated it visiting once a year. Now I pay for my family to visit me.
U r so very right. People here have this sense of entitlement. Dress in clothes like their big wigs and what not. Utica college is pathetic now that they've been dropped from Syracuse university. As soon as I go into the army I'm never comin back to this shit hole town.
Harbor Project Face

Albany, NY

#60 Sep 24, 2013
Long live the 80s wrote:
I have to laugh at the "Utica Degree". The mentality of these people is crazy and could never survive outside of Utica. Everyone acts like a bigshot and the style of clothing on men and women kills me.
Grow up, get educated, do cultural things, travel a bit (outside of CNY) and you will see everything different.
I never come back. I hated it visiting once a year. Now I pay for my family to visit me.
Spot on.
Cretin Dave says

Gouverneur, NY

#61 Sep 24, 2013
Harbor Project Face wrote:
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Spot on.
"I actually used to earn more when I worked in Utica."

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