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Old 07-04-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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^ That is not an uncommon perception of MO, even within the US. And MO can do something about it, by NOT BEING BAPTISTAN!!!!!!! It is not hard to do. Just listen to whatever the GOP leadership says and what the religious right says, and do exactly the opposite. In a generation, the entire state could maybe not suck.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Most of those places you just named have been having issues with crimes the last few years. Holly Hills for example you would hear about shootings, Wash Ave has issues too etc.

While I have a conceal carry permit I still will not go into most places in the city. It's just not worth taking a chance being a victim. Other than sportings events I stay clear of the city.
I understand this. Why others don't, even if it's not for them, is beyond me.

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^ Paranoid! Unless you're a poor black male under 25 and somehow involved in gangs/drugs, your likelihood of being the victim of a violent crime is extremely low.
Although I spend time in my city, I understand his perspective. It makes sense. Try actually thinking about what he is saying and from his perspective. Not everybody is enamored with urbanity. If you take away the fact you find urbanity alluring and appealing, then is it really worth the additional risk of going into the city for things you can get elsewhere? No. And, yes, crime can happen anywhere, but there is most certainly a higher chance in the city, especially a city like St. Louis.

As far as who you are affecting your chances of being the victim of a crime... uh, aren't you forgetting being robbed, carjacked, caught in crossfire, "knockout game'd", etc.? It's fairly unlikely, sure, but it's still more likely in the city than elsewhere. And, again, if there's no allure in urbanity, why would that person go to the city or spend time there when it requires taking a higher chance and having to be more wary of your surroundings? Some people like to exhale and not be so wary and not have random people asking them for stuff, etc., along with the peace of mind of low risk.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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That was 15 minutes I'll never get back (I fell asleep the other 15 minutes, it was on late at night).

What a terrible show. So fake, so boring. Wow.

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I haven't seen the show, but it's probably not as fake as you think. Perspective is everything when it comes to a lot of stuff like I'm assuming is shown on this show. For example, a police officer sees things in cities where they work that others simply are unable to see and many of which they wouldn't even believe. Same for highway patrol officers and highways. Same with truckers and truck stops. TV shows do tend to exaggerate, but still, it's probably not as fake as you think.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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I understand this. Why others don't, even if it's not for them, is beyond me.



Although I spend time in my city, I understand his perspective. It makes sense. Try actually thinking about what he is saying and from his perspective. Not everybody is enamored with urbanity. If you take away the fact you find urbanity alluring and appealing, then is it really worth the additional risk of going into the city for things you can get elsewhere? No. And, yes, crime can happen anywhere, but there is most certainly a higher chance in the city, especially a city like St. Louis.

As far as who you are affecting your chances of being the victim of a crime... uh, aren't you forgetting being robbed, carjacked, caught in crossfire, "knockout game'd", etc.? It's fairly unlikely, sure, but it's still more likely in the city than elsewhere. And, again, if there's no allure in urbanity, why would that person go to the city or spend time there when it requires taking a higher chance and having to be more wary of your surroundings? Some people like to exhale and not be so wary and not have random people asking them for stuff, etc., along with the peace of mind of low risk.
That's why I don't go anywhere without packing heat and I stay out of IL because they don't have conceal carry.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
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Being originally from Boston and then living on the SW coast of Florida for the past 17 years, I must admit I was a little apprehensive about how rural MO would be when I visited back in April. (I went to Sedalia). I honestly expected hicks and rednecks as far as the eye could see. In reality I found a charming area full of genuinely friendly people. I was shocked by how polite drivers are there! Of course Florida is Road Rage Central so go figure!

Lesson learned, don't judge a book by its cover (or a stupid reality show).
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