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The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. Are Mostly Nice Places

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According to a study of FBI crime statistics by CQ Press, St. Louis , Mo. was the "most dangerous city in the U.S." in 2010, probably due to former St.

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Since: Nov 11

Brooklyn, NY

#8328 Jul 30, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
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That's an easy one. Every American should be able to answer that question. How did it work for me? My cup runneth over my friend. At eighteen I decided to not go to college and pursue a career as a professional painter. That was 1981 and we were in the throws of the failing Carter years. Even in those difficult early years I was able to live on my own, bought a mint 1965 Mustang Fastback, and by 21 had bought three acres, built a house on it in the next year, and got married at 23 because I got my then girlfriend pregnant. I worked that job until I was 28, and then quit and started my own painting and construction business. I have been married 25 years, have two great kids, and my business currently employs five people.
"Reagonomics" is simply a derogatory term coined by you liberals and the media to cast a negative spin on what is a very simple and successful economic model of free market capitalism. One that works every time it is applied because it structures a regulatory and taxing policy that encourages entrepreneurs to take risks, and creates a stable and predictable base for which businesses can anticipate and plan for the future. It is also referred to as "trickle down economics" and is mocked by liberals like yourself. Thats usually because they are unwilling to accept the reality that the more free people who have disposable income, the better and stronger the economy. I get "trickled on" every week my business exists. In over twenty years of being in business I have never been hired by a poor person. I get hired, like the rest of the service industry, by individuals and businesses that have money. They spend it to hire me and I in turn pay my men, buy supplies for the job, replace equipment as I need too, put gas in my truck and purchase a soda at the station, pay for insurance and taxes, the cell phones we use to communicate, advertising, etc. I also buy groceries, take my wife to dinner, buy clothes, put fifty in a graduation envelope, pay the guy to mow my lawn, etc. I do save some, but no one in the business of self employment takes all the money and hoards it like many liberals suggest happens. It is invested and spent and works its way through the economy as a result of free individuals entering into private contracts and transactions without the government interfering or strangling the desire and motivation of those individuals to pursue their happiness. I hope that helps you out.
That's good for you. Honestly. I'm glad you've been nothing but successful. In your opinion, I guess Reaganomics does work. It's all relative though. Some really didn't see it with such "striking observableness."
TheRealQuestionI s

Indianola, MS

#8329 Jul 30, 2012
Kallark27 wrote:
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Right. That goes for all colors, right??
Of course, but everyone knows who is committing most of the trouble in mixed race communities, its almost always non-Asian minorities, without fail. Now I know the truth is apparently racist, but in this instance, let's overlook that.

Since: Nov 11

Hollywood, FL

#8330 Jul 30, 2012
TheRealQuestionIs wrote:
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Of course, but everyone knows who is committing most of the trouble in mixed race communities, its almost always non-Asian minorities, without fail. Now I know the truth is apparently racist, but in this instance, let's overlook that.
The truth isn't racist at all. What I will say is that any attempt to meld skin color, science, and wickedness together is; moreover, it's baseless science-fiction. People must always consider environment and a person's associates.
Obskeptic

Farmington, MI

#8333 Jul 31, 2012
Kallark27 wrote:
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That's good for you. Honestly. I'm glad you've been nothing but successful. In your opinion, I guess Reaganomics does work. It's all relative though. Some really didn't see it with such "striking observableness."
It is not popular amongst all strata of the population K because it does not provide for those who choose the other two planks of basic human behavior. It works well for me and the others that make things happen K. But those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened tend to struggle. If your a problem solver you win. If your a problem creator, you struggle. Thats why those two thirds or more that fit into the other two categories find socialism so attractive. Riding the wagon is a whole lot easier then pulling it, but it subjects you to a perpetual life of struggle and poverty. Being a black man in America, no one understands that better then yourself. The current black mob violence is a result of that frustration. Its a shame the black community does not embrace hard work and education like the asians or latinos do.
TheRealQuestionI s

Indianola, MS

#8334 Jul 31, 2012
Kallark27 wrote:
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The truth isn't racist at all. What I will say is that any attempt to meld skin color, science, and wickedness together is; moreover, it's baseless science-fiction. People must always consider environment and a person's associates.
I believe its more of a cultural thing, honestly. The crime statistics of any given area tell me so.
Disabled Folks

East Hartford, CT

#8335 Jul 31, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
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That's an easy one. Every American should be able to answer that question. How did it work for me? My cup runneth over my friend. At eighteen I decided to not go to college and pursue a career as a professional painter. That was 1981 and we were in the throws of the failing Carter years. Even in those difficult early years I was able to live on my own, bought a mint 1965 Mustang Fastback, and by 21 had bought three acres, built a house on it in the next year, and got married at 23 because I got my then girlfriend pregnant. I worked that job until I was 28, and then quit and started my own painting and construction business. I have been married 25 years, have two great kids, and my business currently employs five people.
Our friend had a 1965 Mustang. Cool Car. We had a 1985 Mustang too, a 2 door, but the probate lawyer our family hired insisted it was part of the "estate" and got rid of the car, selling it for $150 and not giving us a dime, even though we were the ones who actually owned the car!
Beware of whom you hire for a probate lawyer in the State of Connecticut. Lots of very corrupt & unethical probate lawyers in Connecticut now.
I just read an article where people can now sue their probate lawyer if they are doing unethical things to their family & beneficiaries. They said that the Connecticut Supreme Court had made that decision.
That's good to hear, seeing as how people save all their lives, so their family's are well taken care of, not mistreated, like so many beneficiaries are treated in Connecticut in the last few years.
Now Connecticut itself, has become very crime ridden. The statistics for New Haven were pretty grave last year, but it seems, sadly enough, that Hartford is catching up with New Haven, in terms of deadly shootings!
I don't know why Hartford has become so crime ridden, but I don't see too many cops walking the beat, ever, in the county of Hartford. And they need to also. There's no way they're going to notice anything, just driving around in their fast spendy cop cars.
They all drive around in their fancy brand new cop cars, with their video cameras installed on the hood, but never seem to "notice" any crime, until it happens!

It's a sad state of affairs, if you ask me. Then too, the cops are paid so highly in Connecticut but there's been so many articles in the newspaper about police corruption and crime too.

Did you hear about those East Haven, Connecticut cops who were beating up hispanics over in East Haven, and were finally arrested by the FBI? That was going on for at least 4 years too!

Crime has risen a great deal too, in Manchester & East Hartford, which are just east of Hartford, Connecticut. Those towns were not very crime ridden before, but in the last 4 years, they've definitely changed. They've become dangerous towns, to not just live in, but just to visit even!
Don't move to Connecticut, it's not safe there!
romney2012

Birmingham, AL

#8336 Jul 31, 2012
does anyone know what is the majority of race that make up the flash mops that go around terrorizing communities?
Vera Cruz

East Hartford, CT

#8337 Jul 31, 2012
Uxas son of Heggra wrote:
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Really nice of you to say that. Does anyone read anymore or is skin color all that people think of? Do you people really think all of the problems of America can be traced to skin color?? I mean really...
to be honest, there's lots of hateful White people too, in the world.
Look at WWII and the Nazis and the Facists in Italy who joined them in their war.
And Mafia, is white colored too.
It doesn't really matter what colour you are, it's what your philosophy towards others different than you that matters.
If you are an open minded, kind person, the changes are, you are not going to create much chaos or crime. However, if you are a nasty, vindictive judgmental mean person, then it's obvious the Chit is going to hit the fan, in some way, at some point in time.

I liked Reagan because he seemed to be a nice, and pleasant person. I think Mr. Obama has a lot of hate issues, which I don't really understand. He was brought up in Hawaii, was he not?
Well, that's considered the "aloha" state, which means they're friendly there.

It seems that crime has really risen quite a bit since Obama came into office, for some strange reason.
I just wish he had actually created all those Jobs he said he would with that high priced bill he enacted. Things would be so much better in our country, if more people had decent jobs, or jobs at all.
I think someone ought to start to create cars which don't run on Gasoline, seeing as how high our gas prices have been for over a year now.
Create a car that runs on solar power, for God's sake!
Burgydean

Belleville, MI

#8338 Jul 31, 2012
romney2012 wrote:
does anyone know what is the majority of race that make up the flash mops that go around terrorizing communities?
It's Zombies chasing republicans !
Vera Cruz

East Hartford, CT

#8339 Jul 31, 2012
romney2012 wrote:
does anyone know what is the majority of race that make up the flash mops that go around terrorizing communities?
What are flash mops, by the way? And where are they terrorizing communities?

I see lots of men who want to terrorize women in the Northeast lately too. Not a good thing.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#8340 Jul 31, 2012
TheRealQuestionIs wrote:
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I believe its more of a cultural thing, honestly. The crime statistics of any given area tell me so.
That's based on the premise that all black culture is somehow like all the rappers say it is. Or how the news media says it is. Those things are all the negative facets of the black community. Unfortunately, the vast masses of people don't filter what they see. It plays into their vanities and prejudices.
TheRealQuestionI s

Indianola, MS

#8341 Jul 31, 2012
Kallark27 wrote:
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That's based on the premise that all black culture is somehow like all the rappers say it is. Or how the news media says it is. Those things are all the negative facets of the black community. Unfortunately, the vast masses of people don't filter what they see. It plays into their vanities and prejudices.
It's no premise, crime statistics are recorded facts, sir. And nowhere did I say that it was 'all' black culture. The majority of it, perhaps, but not all.

The masses eyes are opening to black criminality, and that's the truth.
yure

Los Angeles, CA

#8342 Jul 31, 2012
lighteredknot wrote:
East St. Louis, Mo
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,542 people, 11,178 households, and 7,668 families residing in the city. The population density is 866.2/km sq (2,242.9/mi sq). There are 12,899 housing units at an average density of 354.2/km sq (917.2/mi sq). The racial makeup of the city is 1.23% White, 97.74% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,178 households out of which 33.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.9% are Marriagemarried couples living together, 40.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% are non-families. 27.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.80 and the average family size is 3.42.
In the city the population is spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 72.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $21,324, and the median income for a family is $24,567. Males have a median income of $27,864 versus $21,850 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,169. 35.1% of the population and 31.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 48.6% of those under the age of 18 and 25.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_St._Louis%2...
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Hojohn

Dayton, OH

#8343 Aug 1, 2012
Vera Cruz wrote:
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What are flash mops, by the way? And where are they terrorizing communities?
I see lots of men who want to terrorize women in the Northeast lately too. Not a good thing.
Here's the flash mobs...

http://violentflashmobs.com/
Obskeptic

Howell, MI

#8344 Aug 1, 2012
Hojohn wrote:
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Here's the flash mobs...
http://violentflashmobs.com/
So just since January of this year you have documented 40 incidents of "flash mob" violence that appears to be purely racial. So the count is 40 incidents of blacks attacking in mass, with whites and other non-blacks the victims. There have been no reports of white "flash mobs" attacking anyone or ransacking any businesses. That in and of itself is racist because there is not a citizen in the country, including blacks, who would not be OUTRAGED if there was even one event where whites specifically targeted random blacks for an attack. Where is the President? Where is the Justice Department? Where is local law enforcement? Where in the hell is the news media on this out of control situation? Blacks as a demographic are starting to act like terrorists, rather then setting the example of a responsible, and law abiding citizen. Blacks in general are bringing this country down, not helping to build it for the future. The legacy they are leaving their children is one of violence and hatred.
Brenda Daye Hull

Dayton, OH

#8345 Aug 1, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
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So just since January of this year you have documented 40 incidents of "flash mob" violence that appears to be purely racial. So the count is 40 incidents of blacks attacking in mass, with whites and other non-blacks the victims. There have been no reports of white "flash mobs" attacking anyone or ransacking any businesses. That in and of itself is racist because there is not a citizen in the country, including blacks, who would not be OUTRAGED if there was even one event where whites specifically targeted random blacks for an attack. Where is the President? Where is the Justice Department? Where is local law enforcement? Where in the hell is the news media on this out of control situation? Blacks as a demographic are starting to act like terrorists, rather then setting the example of a responsible, and law abiding citizen. Blacks in general are bringing this country down, not helping to build it for the future. The legacy they are leaving their children is one of violence and hatred.
Celebrate Diversity...

http://www.mindexchange.com/diversity.htm
lmao

Rockville, MD

#8346 Aug 1, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
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So just since January of this year you have documented 40 incidents of "flash mob" violence that appears to be purely racial. So the count is 40 incidents of blacks attacking in mass, with whites and other non-blacks the victims. There have been no reports of white "flash mobs" attacking anyone or ransacking any businesses. That in and of itself is racist because there is not a citizen in the country, including blacks, who would not be OUTRAGED if there was even one event where whites specifically targeted random blacks for an attack. Where is the President? Where is the Justice Department? Where is local law enforcement? Where in the hell is the news media on this out of control situation? Blacks as a demographic are starting to act like terrorists, rather then setting the example of a responsible, and law abiding citizen. Blacks in general are bringing this country down, not helping to build it for the future. The legacy they are leaving their children is one of violence and hatred.
Blacks in this country are bringing it down? You are one stupid SOB! If anything, the criminality of "YOUNG PEOPLE" both Black and White, are the only things that keep plenty of communities from totally going under, especially when a jail is built in some white suburb in upstate New York or wherever, employing hundreds of people. If anything, it's dumb arses like you who are bringing the country down because you seem to think that juvenile delinquents are responsible for the Banks failing, for the ongoing wars overseas, for the high arse taxes that we pay, for the outsourcing of jobs overseas, and for the importing of a cheap, illegal labor force from South America. You think juvenile delinquents are responsible for wages basically staying the same for the last few decades, while the price of housing, food, heat, electric, etc. has gone up.

"Blacks as a demographic are starting to act like terrorists, rather then setting the example of a responsible, and law abiding citizen." This is your assessment of the black demographic, which by all accounts is not very intelligent. You are asking Blacks to be what your people have never, EVER BEEN!
lmao

Rockville, MD

#8347 Aug 1, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
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It is not popular amongst all strata of the population K because it does not provide for those who choose the other two planks of basic human behavior. It works well for me and the others that make things happen K. But those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened tend to struggle. If your a problem solver you win. If your a problem creator, you struggle. Thats why those two thirds or more that fit into the other two categories find socialism so attractive. Riding the wagon is a whole lot easier then pulling it, but it subjects you to a perpetual life of struggle and poverty. Being a black man in America, no one understands that better then yourself. The current black mob violence is a result of that frustration. Its a shame the black community does not embrace hard work and education like the asians or latinos do.
Other than the Asians (Japanese/Indians) and the Jews, Blacks make more bread than ANYBODY else in this country so what in the heck are you talking about?
yomama

Saint Louis, MO

#8348 Aug 1, 2012
lmao wrote:
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Other than the Asians (Japanese/Indians) and the Jews, Blacks make more bread than ANYBODY else in this country so what in the heck are you talking about?
You are high, smokey! I have been reading your posts and unlike most of your "brothers", you seem like you are very educated. Back up your talk with some stats, homie, as I would like to see where you are getting your information from. Something people could google, anyone can make up anything on here.
lmao

Rockville, MD

#8349 Aug 1, 2012
yomama wrote:
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You are high, smokey! I have been reading your posts and unlike most of your "brothers", you seem like you are very educated. Back up your talk with some stats, homie, as I would like to see where you are getting your information from. Something people could google, anyone can make up anything on here.
You must be Scotish?

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