From: Anonymouse on

>>>> Do Europeans visiting the USA need to buy themselves AK47s or M15s to
>>>> feel safe?
>>> Neither unless you know what you are doing with them.
>> We know what we are doing with them.
> Yeah, I bet you do.


actually he just might... someone named "Ari Silverstein" just might
have done some time in the IDF.

I live in what is often called "the most dangerous city in the US" and
what foreign tourism we get it generally focused on 2 "historic" areas
that are not in the best parts of town.

Tourists that stay close to the attractions are generally safe, those
that stray or get lost can have problems. I won't use the ATM closest to
the largest one (and the ATM closest to my house) at night.

Armed robbery is common. "aggressive panhandling" (just short of
strong-arm robbery) is VERY common and upsets a LOT of tourists.

Occasionally the robber is nervous and shoots somebody with his illegal
gun... but even if your english isn't good somebody not in uniform
holding a gun on you generally means "give me your money" in any language.

I generally say if the people around you look like you you're probably OK.

but if you're the type that doesn't back down stop by a gun shop and
pickup a nice lockblade knife, become familiar with it, and drop it in
your pocket... I've found that robbers prefer unarmed victims.

From: Anonymouse on

> Good reason not to visit Xrazdiak, yes?

especially since it seems to not exist.

>> if you can bring in a decent sized automatic knife the shock value alone
>> will deter most muggers that aren't armed with a gun.

most muggings are of the strong arm variety, some with knives, some with
guns... if you've got a gun on you give them the money.

> And those that are will shoot you dead.

actually not usually... the most common criminal handguns are cheaply
made (unreliable) and very small caliber (.22/.25/.32)

heavier weapons are usually reserved for home invasions.

>> btw... I happen to live in the most dangerous city in the US.
>> ttyl
> That's in Oregon, right?

year to year it's a tossup between Detroit, Wash. DC, and Memphis.

From: Martin on
On 01/08/10 04:01, Irwell wrote:
> On Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:04:05 +0200, Martin wrote:
>> When I worked really, really late, I used to cycle home in the middle of
>> the night past a Dutch real baker.I used to arrive home starving.
> Shouldn't that be spelled Bakker?

Not when one posts in English :o)

"warm bakker" in Dutch