Do you feel safe?

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    May 20, 2016 1:29 AM GMT
    Do you?
    In the world or area you're in?

    As gay people we should try to identify the real "Safe Zones" So many out there want to hurt us. Are we targets???

    Just curious.....

    I feel safe in my area!
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    May 20, 2016 2:08 AM GMT
    I certainly feel safe where I am at.
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    May 20, 2016 4:26 AM GMT
    I am not sure if I would feel safe getting on an airplane in Europe.


    Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian plane; 66 missing


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/terrorism-suspected-in-crash-of-egyptian-plane-66-missing/ar-BBtdQdL?li=BBnb7Kz
  • Crisistunity

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    May 20, 2016 11:12 AM GMT
    As a guy from the European Union who has catched four planes in the past four months, and who uses everyday the same trains that were the target of the deadliest terrorist attack in the European Union's history (11th of March, 2004), I feel safe in my area.

    You can't let terrorism decide for you.
  • HarborFighter

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    May 20, 2016 12:27 PM GMT
    Terrorism is suspected in EVERYTHING. It is just a hot-button word the press automatically uses in cases like this plane crash. Maybe it was terrorism. Maybe it wasn't. But Crisis is RIGHT. Tornadoes, hurricanes, car accidents, getting run over by a bus, terrorism...on and on we go...NONE of that is part of YOU. You can go ahead and live your life.
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    May 20, 2016 12:36 PM GMT
    HarborFighter saidTerrorism is suspected in EVERYTHING. It is just a hot-button word the press automatically uses in cases like this plane crash. Maybe it was terrorism.


    I have to agree with you on that one.
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    May 20, 2016 1:19 PM GMT
    What is safe? Is driving in the morning to go to work safe (knowing that stupid drivers drive while texting, talking on the phone, putting make-up, intoxicated, sleepy, etc.)? Is having occasional protected sex safe (knowing that the condom could break, etc.)? Is eating at my favorite restaurant safe (knowing that the vegetables might have been sprayed with all kinds of chemicals)? We can never be completely safe. Safety is a state of mind. We cannot live life to the fullest if we're constantly preoccupied with safety.
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    May 20, 2016 2:00 PM GMT
    Feeling safe is indeed a state of mind. I feel like when it's my time to go, in whatever form it will come, it will be my time and it will be unavoidable. Meanwhile, it's my duty to make the best out of my life, and to have a blast while I'm here!

    Cheers,

    Sean
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    May 20, 2016 3:16 PM GMT
    What, with every retard in the country packing military weapons into stores and schools, in inverse proportion to their IQ? What could go wrong?

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    May 20, 2016 3:22 PM GMT
    I only feel safe when there are no cops around.
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    May 20, 2016 4:22 PM GMT
    totally feel safe where i live


    was vacationing NYC time square this year and got called out while holding my husban's hand. This hasnt happened in Denver in a while.
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    May 20, 2016 4:25 PM GMT
    Yes i do ..
    I am the type of bloke who believes , when it is your day to come , there is nothing could do about it , destiny is the one who decides icon_smile.gif
  • Corby

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    May 20, 2016 6:56 PM GMT
    Definitely I do! Do not care for that I can not affect!
  • metta

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    May 20, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
    There are always risks in life. Feel safe? I don't know. I don't feel unsafe at the moment. I live in a major metropolitan area, Los Angeles County. There is a risk to that. I live in a canyon against a national forest, a river, and a creek. There are risks to that: wildfires, floods, bears, rattlesnakes, scorpions, mountain lions, earthquakes, etc. Accidents happen. Terrorism happens. Gun violence in the US happens. Violence happens. It is impossible to be totally safe. But I don't generally spend my time fretting about it either.

    In regards to being openly gay in LA, almost no problems. icon_smile.gif

  • FRE0

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    May 20, 2016 7:06 PM GMT
    2Bnaked saidI am not sure if I would feel safe getting on an airplane in Europe.


    Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian plane; 66 missing


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/terrorism-suspected-in-crash-of-egyptian-plane-66-missing/ar-BBtdQdL?li=BBnb7Kz


    That wouldn't make me feel unsafe.

    Consider the probabilities. Considering the oodles of millions of people flying and the number of deaths, the risk is exceedingly small. Probably the risk of being killed while driving is at least 1000 times greater, even in Europe.
  • FRE0

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    May 20, 2016 7:08 PM GMT
    Crisistunity saidAs a guy from the European Union who has catched four planes in the past four months, and who uses everyday the same trains that were the target of the deadliest terrorist attack in the European Union's history (11th of March, 2004), I feel safe in my area.

    You can't let terrorism decide for you.


    Why can't people let terrorism decide for them if they wish to do so? Many people have done just that, even in places of low risk.
  • Crisistunity

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    May 20, 2016 7:17 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    Crisistunity saidAs a guy from the European Union who has catched four planes in the past four months, and who uses everyday the same trains that were the target of the deadliest terrorist attack in the European Union's history (11th of March, 2004), I feel safe in my area.

    You can't let terrorism decide for you.


    Why can't people let terrorism decide for them if they wish to do so? Many people have done just that, even in places of low risk.


    Why? Because if you do, they win.
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    May 20, 2016 7:31 PM GMT
    no guns, no republicans, no trump.
    Yes, I feel safe.
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    May 20, 2016 8:45 PM GMT
    Yup. I can hold my own
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    May 20, 2016 9:07 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI only feel safe when there are no cops around.


    Yeah right....now reask your question!!

    Secret service agents working it HARD!

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  • tazzari

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    May 20, 2016 11:41 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidWhat is safe? Is driving in the morning to go to work safe (knowing that stupid drivers drive while texting, talking on the phone, putting make-up, intoxicated, sleepy, etc.)? Is having occasional protected sex safe (knowing that the condom could break, etc.)? Is eating at my favorite restaurant safe (knowing that the vegetables might have been sprayed with all kinds of chemicals)? We can never be completely safe. Safety is a state of mind. We cannot live life to the fullest if we're constantly preoccupied with safety.


    ^ This! Very well put.
  • tazzari

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    May 20, 2016 11:43 PM GMT
    On gthe one hand, yes, I feel safe in Edmonds, Washington. On the other, I decided years ago not to live in fear. Fear limits your chances of living a full life.
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    May 21, 2016 1:21 AM GMT
    I live in New York City, in the West Village. Yes, I feel totally safe.
  • mar0302

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    May 21, 2016 7:47 AM GMT
    I feel safer in London than I would in the US.. If you're talking about terrorism, we have had problems with that but it hasn't been massive (fortunately).. and we don't have guns anywhere, so there is virtually no gun crime in the country.. if you're talking about feeling safe while being gay, the UK is a great place to be gay.. we have our incidents but even verbally abusing someone on the street is illegal here as a hate crime.. I agree with the comment about safety being a state of mind though.. you're never completely safe, it's a matter of degrees..
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    May 21, 2016 9:40 AM GMT
    Absolutly, without any doubt.