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Old Yesterday, 09:01 PM
 
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If you exclude WB low crime is one of the positives for this area. The national murder rate is around 5, Luzerne county excluding WB might be 1 or 2, WB bounces around but might be 10 to 15(high of about 35 in 2013), Philly is something like 30.... Detroit might be 45.
I guess it's all how you perceive it. I've never been a victim there. I've never had a problem in Philly, either. When you go to a ball game, a restaurant, a festival, probably nothing's going to happen. My mother used to get freaked out walking across Main Street to Hottle's. The block wasn't well lit. There were lights, but it wasn't very bright. There was never a problem.
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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM
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Location: Topton and Nescopeck, Penna.
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Just another over-sheltered Snowflake at the end of his rope, but this one went ballistic; the question is "How many more like him are out there, and what are the responsible majority to do about them?" I don't see how we can avoid an intensification of the problem as the economy continues to degenerate into a post-industrial mush.
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM
 
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Not a snowflake, but someone who was seriously disturbed. There's little or no help for this. A certain % of society is going to be bat ***** crazy, and no one is doing anything about it. They were around when I was a kid, but there were fewer of them. Family members used to confine them to the house when they could. You don't remember that? My mother used to tell me everything.
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 PM
Status: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get! (Amish folk saying)" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Topton and Nescopeck, Penna.
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The role of the sex and gender issue is the elephant in the room.

Those of us who came of age in small towns, and perhaps no more than ten to fifteen years ago, knew that every community had a number of sexual "spare parts" (no disrespect intended) but they lived quietly, and often found a way to fit in, and gain a measure of silent respect.

This might even still be true for a substantial portion of the not-completely-straight population, but the expansion of the "qu33r nation" (choice of term theirs), fueled and encouraged by the peddlers of fantasy in the mass media. has heightened our tensions to the point where many mature persons attracted to their own sex want nothing to do with LGBT militancy.

I have no idea hoe to "set and enforce standards", but clearly, we cannot expand and indulge unrealistic expectations ad infinitum, especially if the dreamers end up feeding at the public trough sad living to an increasingly "ripe" old age.

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