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Old 01-28-2007, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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I'm almost 18 so i will have rights soon. It's not like i am 5 years old.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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No one said you were 5. Legally, under 18, you are a minor.

In your previous post you mentioned leaving Utah when you turn 18. Just remember, just because you turn 18 does not mean you have any more life experience or knowledge then the day before. This is the typical age where you think you know it all. Your parents were idiots. Your always right, ect. If you leave home at 18, be sure to have plenty of savings, a job, a safe place to stay and remember, just because your parents aren't there to tell you not to do something, stay smart!
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Just as many of these criticisms of New York are unfounded and uninformed, so are the criticisms of other cities. (Detroit and Atlanta were mentioned by someone obviously not familiar with the true nature of these cities. There are many safe and prospering urban neighborhoods.).

It is naive stereotypes such as these that are at the root of so many of our problems as a society. There is nothing wrong with watching television or reading books to learn about another place until you are able to visit. But in order to develop an informed opinion, you must gather from a wide variety of sources.
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Sugarbeet,

I have been to Detroit and Atlanta many times. I know what I am talking about.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Why all the rude and insulting attitudes here? Lots of people outside New York have the idea that New York is crime-ridden.

By the way, I have been in Chinese take-out places in central Brooklyn where they have glass partitions at the counter. The glass is thick and looks bullet-proof.

There are, in fact, many neighborhoods in NYC that are not safe to walk in at night.

And, although I live in a pretty safe neighborhood, my local deli guy was murdered in a robbery in early November.

And the local media always talk about crime.

The fact is, because NYC is so big, we have more of everything, including more crime. But, relative to the population, the crime rate is pretty low for a big city.

I do not feel afraid in New York City. But there are places that I will not go to.

And, in the not-so-distant past, New York was stereotyped as crime-ridden; I remember comedy sketches that emphasized that.

If someone has a false or exaggerated idea and asks about it, he should be respectfully educated, not insulted or patronized.
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: At work
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As far as Detroit, Oakland County is the burbs is one of the wealthiest, well to do counties in the US. Very safe, very beautiful and very upscale.

And Atlanta, ever been to Buckhead? Money!! Very safe and as a previous poster said, prospering.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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Default Want safety?

Move to Nassau county. Not only will you live longer, it will seem longer.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Guys. That cottonwood guy is a troll. That is obvious. If someone is a mod, that could ban this member.
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