From: Anonymouse on 1 Aug 2010 03:38
>>>> 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 1 Aug 2010 03:54
> 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.
> That's in Oregon, right?
year to year it's a tossup between Detroit, Wash. DC, and Memphis.
From: Martin on 1 Aug 2010 04:08
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