I noticed something a bit disturbing yesterday
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June 8th, 2010 01:56 PM
Well crime wouldn't be a lucrative career if people were aware and took responsibility for thier safety
June 8th, 2010 02:07 PM
People like us would make great criminals, and ironically, we are the only ones who can stop those who would do us harm.
Do we have the same predatory thought systems like those who would do evil, except just good men?
What is there in between?
I guess there are the sheep, the wolves, and the sheep dogs.
June 8th, 2010 02:14 PM
A couple years ago I went for a jog with my iPod. It really does block out almost all other sound. I was able to make it about 50 feet before I had to take it off.
Every once in awhile you will see people driving with them on.
Don't do things you don't want to explain to the Paramedics!
Stupidity should be painful.
June 8th, 2010 02:32 PM
I have noticed this as well. The thing that amazes me is a young lady at work talks about how she is 4'11 and 70 lbs. She then walks to and from her car buildings etc with her Ipod on hooked up to noise canceling head phones you have to bump into her to get her attention, its worse when she has it hooked up he Nintendo DS. It made me realize just how many people are completely unaware of what is or does go on around them and how many seem to think crime will never happen to them till its to late.
No matter how hard you make it for a law abiding citizen to protect them self. Those that wish to do them harm will still find the means to do it.
June 8th, 2010 02:42 PM
I have noticed this in the typical population time and time again. Some just cross the street w/o looking both ways and I have even suprised a woman in an SUV as she did not realized that I just ran past her when I did my usual 3-5 mile run. I even surprised another one at a parking garage as she was so preoccupied with her cellphone. These situations that I have caught those people off-guard, I was not even trying hard. It amazes me these days how extremely unaware the typical population is these days.
Originally Posted by SpringerXD
Last edited by Jason Storm; June 8th, 2010 at 07:40 PM.
June 8th, 2010 04:27 PM
Originally Posted by HotGuns
The talk of SA brings up an incident during my vavcation this year. Every year I go to the USBC bowling tournament for league bowlers. This year it was in Reno again, which I like because the bowling center is near several of the hotels(walking distance). My walk was one block south, one block east. So, I exit the hotel at the corner, look across the street on both sides to check people on both sides, my side has one person walking my way, one standing, looking across the street. Other side has numerous people, including what appeared to be a hooker. So I take my side for the south portion, through my peripheral, I notice the the guy looking across the street, as I pass him, he turns and starts walking my way. I put my hand in my pocket, and remembered my carry knife was 2,000 miles away, locked in my car at the airport. I picked up my pace, crossed the next street,(against the light), crossed again to go east, and made it to my destination. Next time, I think I'll take the shuttle bus.
Originally Posted by DaveJay
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June 8th, 2010 06:21 PM
When you read about a young girl or women being raped and murdered it makes you think how careless some of these woman are. We had one killed not too long ago. She jogged regularly in a park which had many remote spots while using head phones. Some times you wonder weather these people have any common sense.
June 8th, 2010 06:42 PM
When I'm out in public, I never have headphones in. Even when I do, be it at home or on a plane or wherever, it's always low volume.
I know people who refuse to work out without having their MP3 player. I never did, even before I was armed, just because I wouldn't be able to hear anything.
Knowing is half the battle.
June 8th, 2010 07:25 PM
I agree 100%. Its sad. I actually won an iPod Touch through a work competition, and I haven't loaded a single song on there for this reason. (I don't run/jog.) But I don't use headphones for this reason.
I think its gotten alot worse lately when people drive too, and have seen the occaisonal person driving with headphones on
June 9th, 2010 01:02 PM
I don't run with my iPod, and if I do use out outside of my car, I only use one earpiece and don't have it loud. I hate closing myself off to the world. People are so stupid.
Gun control can be blamed in part for allowing 9/11 to happen.
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