(a) Telephone Poles. I really, really hate telephone poles. They are abhorrently ugly. Every time I drive down the road- wires, wires, wires. Everywhere wires! I live way too close to a major city for there to be wires everywhere. The water is under the ground in pipes, why does the power lines have to be above ground? They get hit by lightening during rain and cause the power to go out. They cost money because the county has to cut the trees so they don't grow into the power lines. They total your car when you hit one. BAH! Wires, WIRES! BAH UGH! Contrast that with downtown DC, which rarely has telephone poles Despite being in a major city, the sky seems less obstructed with wires everywhere. I'd cut down every last one if I could. Do you have lots of telephone poles where you live? Why? Isnt this America in the year 2009? I have found that I really like the country, or the city. I hate the inbetween suburbs. It's a half assed version of each with strip malls. Which leads me to the second thing I hate, strip malls!! http://i.treehugger.com/files/dunnfoundation.jpg [Broken] Wires and strip malls! double fail! Is there no such thing as city planning? It looks like a 3rd world slum. All you need to do is add shanty houses around the periphery and you're in downtown Rio de Janeiro.