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  • kitty!
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    Pittsburgh sketchy. Also really scary. I had to walk through the streets to find the theatre section when I missed my bus to see 7 Wives for 7 brothers (or whatever) and I was running around looking rather nice (but in sneakers XD) and I kept on having to avoid homeless people and cat calling addicts in alleys.

    I found the place though, and close to the beginning. And no god damn help from my counselors too! They said they couldn't wait for me because they don't seat anyone after the play starts.

    The manager that night was really sweet too; after I walked in and explained that I was from the Carnegie Mellon summer program and had missed the bus, he helped me get my ticket and get me seated. I love being a girl at times like this.

    But yea, pittsburgh sketchy is pretty bad.

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  • Leffy
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    yeah atlanta sketchy is kinda scary but its not as bad as say, detroit. stick to the main roads in a group you're fine. try to go through the atlanta side roads... and yeah don't even bother with stop lights. atleast not towards the evening.

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  • RazorJAK
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    I don't remember a base's "downrange" being anything but the bad part of town.

    The jackasses who would rip on the koreans when we were stationed there used to hear my lecture ... after they regained consciousness ... about not judging a country by the people who reside in the "shantytowns" around army bases.

    "Would you have other countries judge us by the people who live in Fayetteville?"

    That usually shut up all but the most clueless of rednecks.

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  • greyloch
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    Originally posted by kitty! View Post
    I live mere miles away from Pioneer City. Or rather, they call it Maryland City now, but whatever, it's still a really poor area that the military aren't allowed to live in.

    Because of the rampant drug problem, and high crime. Living/visiting there is means for an inquiry, because of all the problems there.
    There's always a "bad area" near military bases. Used to be quite a few bad areas near APG when I lived near there.

    Haven't a clue as to why that is, but I've heard a lot of horror stories from my in-laws about bad areas near wherever they were stationed.

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  • greyloch
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    Originally posted by Tanukitsune View Post
    They say the town I like in is "bad", "Bronxtoles" they nickname it, but so far, I've never been mugged... for real... We do have people who insist for some spare change and won't let you leave, but I ignored them and they didn't to a thing to the all those times they insisted I gave them money...

    And I'm a scrawny guy, I don't think I'd put much of a fight...

    But just because you can get blind drunk in Canada doesn't mean it's not safe, right?

    I was actually born in Canada, but I only have vague memories of snow, squirrels and bears...
    You forgot the snowball fights and igloos.

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  • kitty!
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    I live mere miles away from Pioneer City. Or rather, they call it Maryland City now, but whatever, it's still a really poor area that the military aren't allowed to live in.

    Because of the rampant drug problem, and high crime. Living/visiting there is means for an inquiry, because of all the problems there.

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  • Tanukitsune
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    They say the town I like in is "bad", "Bronxtoles" they nickname it, but so far, I've never been mugged... for real... We do have people who insist for some spare change and won't let you leave, but I ignored them and they didn't to a thing to the all those times they insisted I gave them money...

    And I'm a scrawny guy, I don't think I'd put much of a fight...

    But just because you can get blind drunk in Canada doesn't mean it's not safe, right?

    I was actually born in Canada, but I only have vague memories of snow, squirrels and bears...

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  • RazorJAK
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    Pffft ... there's not much at Dragon*Con that forces you to leave the hotels except to cross the street from hotel to hotel.

    Do that in groups.

    Maybe I'm jaded. I haven't seen the "bad" side of Atlanta. Then again, I used to walk home from the club in Buffalo, through the "bad" part and was only mugged three times. Well, three attempts at mugging ... :-)

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  • Tanukitsune
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    Every time I hear how "sketchy" Atlanta can be, it makes me glad I chose to go to SDCC next year instead of Dragon Con. Jennie makes it look like you'll get mugged the moment you arrive!

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  • RazorJAK
    started a topic Canada "Sketchy"

    Canada "Sketchy"

    Having spent quite a few debaucherous nights/weekends/weeks in Canuckistan, I LOL'ed!
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