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Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:26 PM Jul 2016

Is anybody else a tad bit afraid of the crazies? [View all]

I follow politics and news but I don't really get involved, I'm pretty busy with my business and family. With all of the shootings, terror and whatever is going on, I get a bit afraid; most of it seems random.

Normally I can lower my risk by not going in the bad neighborhoods, but nowadays this stuff is going on everywhere.

I'm not only afraid of the randomness, but also how hard our government might crackdown on it and create chaos.

Too much vitriol (every side) and victim mentality pushing is creating chaos nobody needs.

Am I over feeling it?

22 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, we should be a little more cautious
7 (32%)
No, the media is over blowing it, don't be scared
13 (59%)
War on Christmas
2 (9%)
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People who live in "bad neighborhoods" have had to deal with this shit for, well, EVER. MADem Jul 2016 #1
I grew up in in Baltimore Highlands on Virginia Avenue metroins Jul 2016 #2
You DO have to deal with it if you don't have the First/Last/Security and MADem Jul 2016 #4
Section 8 is universal metroins Jul 2016 #6
Not everyone qualifies for Section 8, or has need for it. MADem Jul 2016 #16
If you find it insulting metroins Jul 2016 #20
Wow. That's quite a commentary. MADem Jul 2016 #43
You are scary! And you hate is showing! Silver_Witch Jul 2016 #48
+1 Rex Jul 2016 #3
I'm a lot afraid. - 2 women 840high Jul 2016 #5
Overall crime is lower metroins Jul 2016 #8
That's an excellent point TexasBushwhacker Jul 2016 #25
Your purse was yankedd off your arm by a passing car? KMOD Jul 2016 #40
Yes. I did file. 840high Jul 2016 #42
I'm concerned that we can't seem to get KMOD Jul 2016 #7
I agree with your post metroins Jul 2016 #9
please don't refer to them as KMOD Jul 2016 #10
Ok. Nt metroins Jul 2016 #12
They scare me shitless but I'm not going to alter my behavior Warpy Jul 2016 #11
I'm in a hotel in Dallas metroins Jul 2016 #14
Fear makes people vote more conservative. Some want you to feel fear. L. Coyote Jul 2016 #13
But the bear might attack anyway metroins Jul 2016 #15
Both of the recent police killers, KMOD Jul 2016 #19
Randoms metroins Jul 2016 #23
What are randoms? KMOD Jul 2016 #26
Random actors metroins Jul 2016 #32
No need to be afraid - just be AWARE. Keep your eyes off your phone and know who is around you. tonyt53 Jul 2016 #17
Agreed. metroins Jul 2016 #21
No. LWolf Jul 2016 #18
You don't get worried metroins Jul 2016 #22
Well, LWolf Jul 2016 #24
Fear metroins Jul 2016 #28
I just flew through JFK, LAX and French Polynesia... brooklynite Jul 2016 #36
You didn't think twice about it? metroins Jul 2016 #37
I live in NYC...if I wanted to, I could worry about sidewalks, the subway..... brooklynite Jul 2016 #39
I haven't flown anywhere since 2005. LWolf Jul 2016 #45
Your far more likely to die from someone driving distracted. Statistical Jul 2016 #27
You're right but metroins Jul 2016 #29
Mass shootings as horrific as they are as essentially a rounding error. Statistical Jul 2016 #30
But now metroins Jul 2016 #33
No, I've accepted the fact I will die and that I do not know when that will happen. RB TexLa Jul 2016 #31
You can control aspects metroins Jul 2016 #34
Agreed. 840high Jul 2016 #44
I've become.more pleasant gwheezie Jul 2016 #35
Are you more vigilant? Nt metroins Jul 2016 #38
I've relied on my Spidey sense for years gwheezie Jul 2016 #41
It's all about perception. FuzzyRabbit Jul 2016 #46
Here is a real crazy psycho guy with a "No Hillary" car sticker womanofthehills Jul 2016 #47
once tRump gets the nod, there will be full blown brownshirt ego on display by his Javaman Jul 2016 #49
no. tenderfoot Jul 2016 #50
Terrorists - religious wackos, "sovereign citizens", dictators with secret police, etc. - pampango Jul 2016 #51
Nothing wrong with a little fear - keeps us from doing all kinds of stupid shit, and causes us to do jmg257 Jul 2016 #52
I agree that the media is blowing incidents of violence out of proportion. Zing Zing Zingbah Jul 2016 #53
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