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Sat May 30, 2020, 11:37 PM

Really glad I don't live in a large city right now.

To everyone who does, be safe.

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Reply Really glad I don't live in a large city right now. (Original post)
Dial H For Hero May 2020 OP
chillfactor May 2020 #1
murielm99 May 2020 #2
greenjar_01 May 2020 #3
Dial H For Hero May 2020 #4
VOX May 2020 #6
LanternWaste May 2020 #10
greenjar_01 May 2020 #11
LanternWaste May 2020 #16
Iggo May 2020 #14
Celerity May 2020 #15
VOX May 2020 #5
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #7
Dorian Gray May 2020 #8
Dial H For Hero May 2020 #9
Dorian Gray May 2020 #18
Hortensis May 2020 #12
cwydro May 2020 #17
Iggo May 2020 #13

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:48 PM

1. same here....

I live high in the mountains and far away from any major metro areas.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 12:52 AM

2. I live in the country outside of a farming community.

My adult children live in major metropolitan areas. I have been in touch with all three of them today.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 12:54 AM

3. Helpful

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:42 AM

4. Glad to be of service.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:52 AM

6. Thank you for your service.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:40 AM

10. More or less helpful than pretending "no shoes, no shirt, no service" caused social unrest?

 

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #10)

Sun May 31, 2020, 12:39 PM

11. This poster is stalking me around the forums asking me to reply to an unrelated thread

I'm actually getting scared of this person's behavior.

This is the second unrelated thread in a week that this poster has asked for a reply to a completely different thread. This is stalking behavior on any forum. I am not interested in interacting with this poster, and I wish the poster would stop stalking me around the forum.

Here is the original thread from May 23: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2499420

Here is the first completely unrelated thread on which this poster asked for a response: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2502459

Now this is the second unrelated thread on which this poster asks for a response: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=13513480


I consider this stalking and I'm concerned. I'm publicly asking the poster to stop stalking me around the forum about it.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #11)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:12 PM

16. Let's not pretend being held accountable to our own absurd allegations is stalking.

 

You trivialize the real thing and come across as little more than self-serving and sanctimonious.


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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #10)

Sun May 31, 2020, 01:24 PM

14. LOL

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #10)

Sun May 31, 2020, 01:43 PM

15. lol

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:50 AM

5. Same. Left L.A. eight years ago.

And daily life has improved considerably.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:06 AM

7. Same here.

I recently watched a documentary called "Meet the Romans with Mary Beard", which covered the archaeological evidence of regular Romans instead of the typical focus on military and political leaders.

The city had baths and plumbing among other "amenities" not available outside of it. It also had no police for the regular citizens, just the elite at the top.

It was a big mistake to walk in an alley at night, not too dissimilar to modern cities. The negatives seemed to outweigh the positives for me.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:40 AM

8. I live in Brooklyn

Close to Barclays and Grand Army Plaze (site of two protests over the weekend). I feel safe at home. I haven't joined the protests bc I have a young kid at home and we are social distancing. But I support the protestors, what their mission is, and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #8)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:36 AM

9. I'm not familiar with the geography of Brooklyn, but I just read of violent clashes with the police

there. You have my best wishes, I hope you and yours remain safe.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #9)

Sun May 31, 2020, 07:55 PM

18. We will be safe.

I think the majority of people protesting will also be safe. I hope that it's peaceful tonight more than anything. And thank you for your well wishes.

It's a wonderful place here, to be honest. And we are living through what will be studied in history books. I am happy to be here and support those marching in the small ways that I can do.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 01:10 PM

12. The vast majority who live in metro areas are watching TV to learn

what's happening just like people in rural areas.

I was appraising homes all through the week of the 1992 L.A. riots (after the Rodney King verdict), the usual 2 or 3 properties a day spread all over L.A, -- as were the riots. I'd call the local precinct before heading out to see if I needed to avoid any boulevards or neighborhoods on my way in, but never had to reschedule. Riots tend to take place in town centers and on commercial boulevards, with the residential neighborhoods around them more often than not completely untouched.

Btw, those who don't live in the affected cities also don't get to join the many wonderful people who come together to clean up and plan and rebuild.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #12)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:19 PM

17. ...

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 01:11 PM

13. I'm 19.4 miles outside of Downtown Los Angeles, right on the border of LA and Orange County.

It isn't really here. Not really. It's super quiet and I expect it to stay that way. The only thing different so far is that the restaurants that re-opened this past week in my city have been told to close at 2pm. This is according to my SIL's neighborhood app, so take it with a grain of salt. I haven't been able to google that shit up for myself. (I suppose I could call a couple local restaurants, duh.)

But it's super quiet here and I expect it to stay that way. Not as bad as in '92, when I was 12.4 miles away from downtown. That shit was iffy. I had my bug out bag and my earthquake kit right by the front door that time. Not there yet.

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