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aussie
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September 11, 2009 10:38 pm  

Greetings Trade

Heard, understood, and (for the most part) agreed. Do you think that tripping occasionally constitutes "...fall[ing] apart over everything that happens."? Have you not stumbled over this a time or 2 in your long stay here?


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Lizard
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September 11, 2009 11:19 pm  

Bombi,
Quote " it may seem that some of us are a bit Jaded" that's laughable! When you did your PMV did you check out the cultural issues, the power in the grand scheme of the drama. Squeaky wheels get the grease on cars and trucks only. (Letters and emails are colorblind) that's an interesting statement. The only real action you have taken that I can see is that you want to be able to smoke,eat,drink, bath or whatever you do with dope on the island. Well my friend when you are knee deep in the water with alligators there is not enough time to check the water temperature.


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Trade
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September 12, 2009 12:01 am  

unless you have and can initiate a solution.

It may seem some of us are a bit jaded but it's primarily a cultural issue. we continentals don't have much power in the grand scheme of the drama that is living in the VI, but we can be squeaky wheels and use what influence we have. letters and email are colorblind

So go ahead & use what influence you have but moaning about it on this relocation forum isn't doing much.

Do you think that tripping occasionally constitutes "...fall[ing] apart over everything that happens."? Have you not stumbled over this a time or 2 in your long stay here?

Constantly going over the same thing again & again is what I would say is falling apart over it. It does no good & changes nothing. That's all I've got to say about it.


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aussie
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September 12, 2009 12:21 am  

hmmm....interesting....

Do you feel that I personally am "Constantly going over the same thing again & again..."? Or are you referring to the fact that the subject comes up a lot?


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Bombi
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September 12, 2009 1:27 am  

Bombi,
Quote " it may seem that some of us are a bit Jaded" that's laughable! When you did your PMV did you check out the cultural issues, the power in the grand scheme of the drama. Squeaky wheels get the grease on cars and trucks only. (Letters and emails are colorblind) that's an interesting statement. The only real action you have taken that I can see is that you want to be able to smoke,eat,drink, bath or whatever you do with dope on the island. Well my friend when you are knee deep in the water with alligators there is not enough time to check the water temperature.

Dude, I vote,an environmental advocate, a tax payer since 1982, My history on Stx began in 1973, several PMV's, my son graduated from HS here. I work full time , have a part time business, a son and 2 GKs live here as does other family. So you think that because I am an advocate for reforming cannabis law that I'm a doper, well, your perception is shallow. I'm comfortable with the alligators but do perfer warm water.
And what is your recommendation for solving this issue.


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Lizard
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September 12, 2009 1:34 am  

Bombi,
More police, better pay/benefits more oversight! Less dopers on the island! Oh according to your past posts you moved here in Oct 2007 and built on land that you owned so since 1973 to 2007 you must of learned something about the culture/crime etc. This is not South Maine Pilgrim.


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Bombi
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September 12, 2009 11:33 am  

Lizard, the fact that this is not So. Maine is precisely why I choose to live here. I have learned something of the culture not only from being engaged in the economy and through research and reading but working with locals. We talk about issues so I am some what aware of the culture but am always interested in learning more.

I have some experience with crime, my little skiff was stolen and the police helped me get it back, my car was broken into at the beach and my window was broke and my flippers taken ( the car was unlocked). My son was robbed at gun point. At my job I have dealt with the police with robbery and domestic incidents. I have been satisfied with the police response an follow up.

As we are all aware the crime issue revolves around adolescents and young men with guns. A lot of the perpetrators and victims seem to be residents of subsidized housing, perhaps a systematic sweep of these properties could locate and confiscate a lot of these weapons. Perhaps when a young man is incarcerated part of the rehabilitation could include working toward a GED or a trade so upon their release some job possibilities exist.
It's a complex problem and I agree with your proposed solutions, so how can they be initiated?


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