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Old 05-31-2014, 09:15 PM
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by After_Andrea View Post
I think, despite this example, it's kind of a good thing that this happened. Hopefully, it will open Taiwanese (who always see thing through rose-coloured glasses) people's eyes as to what happens on a daily basis in many places around the globe. Also, they could start blaming themselves for their bigotic and megalomanical thinking (which has an effect on their society as a whole and has likely caused malicious thinking of this assaulter.)
Whoa, shots fired.

Could you elaborate? In what ways exactly are Taiwanese bigots and megalomanical? What has their society suffered as a result? Genuinely curious with some moral reservations.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:56 AM
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Similar incidents happened in Japan a few times in the past two decades.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:52 PM
Location: Taipei
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Well this post is pretty hyperbolic (and I posted it, I know). Taiwan in general is much safer than pretty much all other first world countries (if you disregard the traffic).
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:38 PM
Location: Crappyville,PA
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I don't think one wacko makes the whole city unsafe anymore than a school shooter making a city unsafe. I have not been to Taipei but I found east Asia very safe. I personally found Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Osaka, way, way, safer to wander around at night and did not feel at all threatened like I did in cities like Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Memphis, and countless of other cities here in the USA.
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