denis bider wrote:
> John Calvin wrote:
> > Bands of armed criminals do not roam every street in the
> > cities of America. While there are admittedly areas of
> > several cities where crime is rampant, the media in general
> > has done an injustice to the US in characterizing our cities
> > as constantly existing on the edge of anarchy. In 31 years
> > living in the US I have only heard gunfire on the streets of
> > any city I have been in on 3 occasions, and I have always
> > lived in large cities.
> I appreciate the rest of your message - I would just like to comment on this
> By our standards, hearing gunfire in the streets on 3 occasions in 31 years
> would be a lot. I live in the largest city in Slovenia (probably more like a
> town from your perspective), and I'd say most people around here don't hear
> a gunshot in their whole life.
Only if in Slovenia 'most people' are too young to have been alive
during WWII and the aftermath repression of Tito.
> It might just be because the city is smaller, though. (It has something like
> 300 000 inhabitants.)
Yes, large sheep farms and cattle ranches are quite peaceful and
bucolic. The masters are quite interested in the safety of their
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