oh yah.. i've been to most of the place you mentioned. san jose is a hell hole at least it used to be. altlanta is a crazy place. but after you leave those areas it isn't as bad and there are alot of nice areas. some areas are really divided and you can go from a slum to a nice area in 30 miles. the point is there's infrastructure and most people are not making a buck a day like a 3rd world country. there's always a way to eat and a way to make it. crap so many are on wellfare and just rely on government programs but they complain. try that in a 3rd world country and they would just let em die of famine.