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Old 04-27-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Mr. Metallica, I think your tie is too tight.
This adds to the discussion . . . how?

Look at it this way. That electrical outlet on the wall is safe. However, if you stick a paperclip in it, you will no longer think electricity is safe.

Don't go sticking your paperclip places where you should not stick it and you will be fine.

And while you are at home, make sure your outlets are in good working order and cover them up so no one else can be poking around in them.

Standard safety precautions will prohibit getting a shock, whether at home or while out and about.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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This adds to the discussion . . . how?

Look at it this way. That electrical outlet on the wall is safe. However, if you stick a paperclip in it, you will no longer think electricity is safe.

Don't go sticking your paperclip places where you should not stick it and you will be fine.

And while you are at home, make sure your outlets are in good working order and cover them up so no one else can be poking around in them.

Standard safety precautions will prohibit getting a shock, whether at home or while out and about.
Ani, thank you for "educating the general public on safety awareness"
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Originally Posted by anifani821 View Post
This adds to the discussion . . . how?

Look at it this way. That electrical outlet on the wall is safe. However, if you stick a paperclip in it, you will no longer think electricity is safe.

Don't go sticking your paperclip places where you should not stick it and you will be fine.

And while you are at home, make sure your outlets are in good working order and cover them up so no one else can be poking around in them.

Standard safety precautions will prohibit getting a shock, whether at home or while out and about.
Hey but it gets my hair to stand better than the gel! Nothing wrong with a good poke for a shocking experience!
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Hey but it gets my hair to stand better than the gel! Nothing wrong with a good poke for a shocking experience!
ROFLMAO! Don't do it to me, Wulf - really - I spewed my Iced Tea on reading this, Hee Hee Hee.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Ani, thank you for "educating the general public on safety awareness"
Always happy to help out w/ public safety issues.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:40 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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Mr. Metallica, I think your tie is too tight.
Sa-weet! He got my name right!
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:59 PM
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Default Thanks Chief

Thanks for the electrical advice - bless your heart, that was sincere of you.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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It depends on where you are and where you hang out at. I visit Charlotte all the time and I never have any problems. Of course I won't venture out into some area that I know is very dangerous, either!
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Its ok it was considered 14th most dangerous city but for the most part its safe
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Its ok it was considered 14th most dangerous city but for the most part its safe
What is it with people who don't even live here feeling like they need to comment on what goes on in Charlotte? Don't you have enough people to talk to in Atlanta?

I believe I addressed this crime question days ago - and people who live here understand the crime situation very well. We are pleased with the progress our new police chief is making during his first year on the job.


04-24-2009, 09:09 PM
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I was on the internet and came across a article posted by Forbes Magazine stating that Charlotte was rated as one of the most dangerous places to live! From 1 to 15, it was rated 14! Now you alll live there, can I get some feedback? They were also talking about the mexican drug gangs. It mentioned Concord and Gastonia. I was there visiting and was impressed and then read this article and was surprised. I got the feeling that Concord had that cozy small town laid back atomsphere.

Okay Sheila, let's be serious...

There are some things you need to consider.

In the first place - there are only about 30 cities in America with popluations over half a million. So if you think about it, Charlotte is 14 on a list of 30 - which means about half the cities our size are MORE dangerous than we are, and about half are less dangerous, though not by much.

BIG CITIES HAVE BIG CRIME NUMBERS - Would you be surprised to go to some place like Chicago or Las vagas and find crime?? OF COURSE you wouldn't. So you have to remember to think of Charlotte as a bigger city than you may have realized it is.
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