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|User Info||The Bad Joke That Trump Is Turning Out To Be; entered at 2017-04-15 17:23:56|
Registered: 2008-12-09 Spokane WA
>>Have you seen Portland or Seattle lately? Portland is to the point where you can't go ANYWHERE along a major street in town without seeing some sort of tent community. Trash all over the city, and getting worse. I've lived in the PNW for 40 years, and it's NEVER been as bad as it is now.>>|
Unhappily, most of the larger cities also have needle-exchange areas or clinics, and outside these areas, it's dangerous to walk around due to all the sharps on the sidewalks, lawns, etc.
We're also seeing increasingly aggressive panhandling, far beyond the cardboard-carrying beggars pleading for $0.24 or gas money or anything-helps-God-Bless or I'm-Honest-I-Just-Need-A-Beer. The new breed includes adults and young teens, posing as a stranded family, and will come after you in a pack if you don't give them what they want. Situational awareness has been ratcheted up a notch or five.
As a result, I often have to wear rather bulky attire. It's a little difficult to conceal a full sized 1911.