Saturday, July 21, 2018

Chicago Named The ‘Rat Capital’ Of The U.S., Study Says

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new study names Chicago the rat capital of the U.S. 
According to a study by the apartment search service “Rent Hop,” the 
city received 50,963 rat complaints last year – more than any other 
city in the country. 
New York came in a distant second place, followed by Washington, D.C., 
and Boston. 
The study also found the number of rat complaints jumped 55% since 2014. 
Logan Square, Englewood, and West Ridge topped the list for most rat 
complaints called in to 3-1-1. 
The study claims “when comparing the number of complaints per 100,000 
residents, Chicago topped the list with 1876.09 complaints per 100,000 
Most of the neighborhoods with a higher concentration of rat 
complaints coincide with the neighborhoods with a higher concentration 
of dog poop. 
Neighborhoods in Downtown Chicago such as The Loop, Gold Coast, and 
River North have much fewer rat complaints than the other 
neighborhoods. Printers Row, Riverdale, and Oakland are the 
neighborhoods with the lowest volume of rat complaints.


TSE said...

I know it hurts, but the reality is painfully obvious: the USA is now a 3rd World nation.

Dividing the Earth's nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor; apparently it offended sensibilities. It has been replaced by the politically correct developed and developing nations, a terminology which suggests all developing nations are on the pathway to developed-nation status.

What's been lost in jettisoning the 1st, 2nd and 3rd world categories is the distinction between developing (2nd world) and dysfunctional states (3rd world), states we now label "failed states."

But 3rd World implied something quite different from "failed state": failed state refers to a failed government of a nation-state, i.e. a government which no longer fulfills the minimum duties of a functional state: basic security, rule of law, etc.

3rd World referred to a nation-state which was dysfunctional and parasitic for the vast majority of its residents but that worked extremely well for entrenched elites who controlled most of the wealth and political power. Unlike failed states, which by definition are unstable, 3rd World nations are stable, for the reason that they work just fine for the elites who dominate the wealth, power and machinery of governance.

Here are the core characteristics of dysfunctional but stable states that benefit the entrenched few at the expense of the many, i.e. 3rd World nations:

TSE said...

As Racine County was named the Shithole - ruled by gubbermint gangstas.

Enjoy the roaches - feasting over the remains.