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Puerto Rico - Bankrupt - One Place - I would NOT want to be - Dangerous Before - Now What?

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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Hey now DG I just moved to Phoenix,the Ahwatukee area this is the nicest place,no crime,,no bums,very clean neighborhoods,I just moved from So Calif,seems every bum and panhandler from across the US goes there because may the weather,or they can make more money begging here,every time I would go to the grocery store would be accosted ,so I can't agree with you there




posted on May, 20 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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Its so sad to see everyone slamming PR for its problems and crime. Well I don't live there, but I have vacationed there about 10 times over the last 5 years. I think PR is beautiful, and the people are friendly, and I really don't feel that I am at risk there more than anywhere else.

I travel a lot of places in the world - all over, and I find things basically the same most places. In every culture (except one - see below) there are places I would not walk alone in after dark, and some not even in daylight. There are people I would not associate with, and there are activities I would avoid. In short, I don't find much difference between most places and the US, as it exists today. Whether in the Europe, Latin America, USA, Australia, or Asis, the basic reasoning is the same. If it looks a little scary, avoid it! Isn't that common sense? I really don't see where PR deserves special attention as Crime Inc.

Now having said all this, there is one set of countries I actually felt fairly safe from crime - the Persian Gulf states: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Dubai. I guess that's the benefit of living in a theocratic dictatorship, eh? Just the same, I can not possibly imagine any of us wanting to trade the risks we live with for that reality.

Yes there are many places I haven't been, but that's irrelevant. What is relevant to this thread, is that as far as safety goes, PR is probably no worse than the most. No? Okay, dear friends, then let me challange you to walk a mile in large parts of Detroit, or LA, or New Orleans, or Miami, or NYC, or DC., etc, etc, etc.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has an area of 5,325 square miles (13,790 km2), of which 3,425 square miles (8,870 km2) is land and 1,900 square miles (4,900 km2) is water.[46] The maximum length of the main island from east to west is 110 miles (180 km), and the maximum width from north to south is 40 miles (64 km).[47] Comparing land areas, Puerto Rico is 8/10 the size of Jamaica[48] and 8/100 the size of Cuba,[49] the next smallest and the largest countries in the Greater Antilles, respectively. Compared to U.S. states, it is larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined, but slightly smaller than Connecticut.

Puerto Rico has the HIGHEST crime rates in the US.

I live here. I've lived in Miami. I'm fleeing to WESTFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.
Never heard of it? That's cuz that's what I'm aiming for.



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