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What does this "undeveloped" 3rd world landscape look like?

4+ years ago, my mother came to visit me in SoCal and we gave her a tour of everything we could think of: from Venice Beach and Santa Monica to Palm Springs with its gated communities, the shock of going from the desert to the snowed peak of Mt. San Jacinto, a trip to the Ontario Mills mall at the peak of the Christmas shopping season, and then a ride on the Scenic Route 74 through godforsaken places like Perris, Hemet, and Lake Elsinore. A scenic route it is, but you also get to see plenty of trailer/mobile home parks and lots of poverty.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 23rd, 2007 at 05:06:27 AM EST
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When I said "some big city slums," I was thinking of parts of LA, Chicago, and the NYC metro area (thinking of coastal Connecticut mostly - Bridgeport is one of the poorest US cities).

LA may well be the most surreal city on the planet.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed May 23rd, 2007 at 12:46:44 PM EST
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