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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:12 PM

Oil's Not So Well In America's Saddest City: Beaumont, Texas

Back in 2008 Beaumont was listed as the 2nd worst city in America to raise a family. Low marks were given because of "long standing air quality challenges", so quite literally there's just something in the air. Now Beaumont has been ranked by University of Vermont researchers, using data from Twitter, as the saddest city in America followed closely by its neighbor Port Arthur.

As a Beaumont native this does not surprise me. About 10 miles before you reach the city, you can see the amber glow of the refineries, and thats when the smell hits your nose...

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/13143/oils-not-so-well-in-americas-saddest-city-beaumont-texas

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:18 PM

1. Port Arthur, the armpit of America. I left that shithole

32 years ago, and never looked back. Best decision this girl ever made

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:58 PM

2. That smell is the same as on the Houston Ship Channel

It's the smell of money.

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