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Old 08-02-2014, 10:16 AM
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:03 AM
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing! Lots of women on there too, more than I expected.
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In what parts of America are people most or least satisfied with their life?

Blue = most satisfied, Red = least satisfied



Study reveals 'unhappiest' cities in the U.S. -- ScienceDaily

Top 10 unhappiest metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million (as of 2010):

1. New York, NY

2. Pittsburgh, PA

3. Louisville, KY

4. Milwaukee, WI

5. Detroit, MI

6. Indianapolis, IN

7. St. Louis, MO

8. Las Vegas, NV

9. Buffalo, NY

10. Philadelphia, PA
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New Yorkers complain. A lot. News at 11.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:37 PM
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Harold Hamm, the richest guy in Oklahoma, came by it the hard way. He got involved in the oil business back when oil was $3.50 a barrel and it was considered a steady, if hard, way of making a living. Some people become rich due to oil and those people are the landowners who were lucky enough to be born on the right patch of land. Others, like Hamm, figure out how to get it out of the ground and usually do OK but never get crazy levels of wealth.

But Hamm kept thinking there had to be ways to get all the oil out of the ground (Conventional wisdom says 50% of a find is not recoverable) and he kept working away at it and finally figured it out. Then he had to take what little money he had and try it out. He had a lot of failures until he came up with a workable solution.

Then he would go after oil that others had given up on and make those wells produce. Then he had enough to move into the Bakken field. Everyone knew there was oil there and everyone knew there was no way to extract it. But Hamm figured he had been dumb enough to try new things before and he had not gotten any smarter, so he just went in and made the wells produce.

Then oil hit $90 a barrel and all of a sudden old Harold didn't look so dumb anymore.

A lot of luck and a lot of hard work. Sometimes it does pay off.

And Hamm never reached the point that he wanted to stop working. His company still drills wells that others say are a waste of time and he keeps proving them wrong.

People who know him tell me he thinks the money is nice, but the real thrill is in doing the impossible; in taking what the experts say cannot be done and doing it.

I guess he just enjoys a challenge.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:05 PM
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I could see Philly being a miserable group. They aren't as whiny as New Yorkers though. I really don't enjoy the city that much unless I am in Old City, or in the Diamond District.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:33 PM
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I could see Philly being a miserable group. They aren't as whiny as New Yorkers though. I really don't enjoy the city that much unless I am in Old City, or in the Diamond District.

City has it's problems but I feel like people are pretty happy here
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City has it's problems but I feel like people are pretty happy here
May have been the individuals I've dealt with. I really don't spend too much time in the city right now.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:50 PM
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Indiana looks pretty unhappy. Kentucky too.
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In what parts of America are people most or least satisfied with their life?

Blue = most satisfied, Red = least satisfied



Study reveals 'unhappiest' cities in the U.S. -- ScienceDaily

Top 10 unhappiest metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million (as of 2010):

1. New York, NY

2. Pittsburgh, PA

3. Louisville, KY

4. Milwaukee, WI

5. Detroit, MI

6. Indianapolis, IN

7. St. Louis, MO

8. Las Vegas, NV

9. Buffalo, NY

10. Philadelphia, PA
Wonder what questions they asked to get these figures?
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Been in DFW since 1997. No idea why anyone would be happy here. Cost of living is cheap but everyone I know wants out. Just can't afford to leave.
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May have been the individuals I've dealt with. I really don't spend too much time in the city right now.



It is a nice skyline at least, snapped this today
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It is a nice skyline at least, snapped this today
i thought it was always sunny in Philadelphia
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