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by Valarius
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

http://www.coyoteblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/library.jpg http://assets.motherboard.tv/post_images/assets/000/007/849/detroit_library_2_large.jpg?1294022633 Images from an abandoned library... this is, to me, one of the most telling images from a fallen city. That no one would even bother to...
by Valarius
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

Mayor Dave Bing says Detroit won't run out of cash, despite the pace of financial progress. Interesting.

http://www.freep.com/article/20121011/N ... |FRONTPAGE
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

Old_Man wrote:Looks like the 'neighborhood watch' idea already in place...
http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/02/05 ... antes-1-5/
Looks like. Except private security doesn't have the power to arrest. Dicey.
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

Not all are fleeing the city. Governor could send in some National Guard... if it was really required. But that's dicey.

Idea: creating a neighborhood watch, even if it's just a bunch of old people.
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

Why mention the hours? Well if you are working too much, not getting paid enough and getting shot at people tend to leave. Being overworked and exhausted while hanging out in a dangerous area/situation can lead to one being dead . It's a legit gripe. Idea: free housing for Detroit cops. Make an act...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

Regardless of WHY there are fewer police, can we agree that this is a problem? Valarius, unless your town has a population and criminal make up similar to that of Detroit, I can't say that they are comparable. I assume you have state or county police in your town? That's polite talk for "ease up be...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

So the crime stats are fabricated? Not fabricated at all. What this guy is doing is telling the public that police employment has fallen, and then claimed a single, overriding reason for it. Actually they are saying it is extremely violent and dangerous...hence they arent getting paid enough to put...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

I don't know what to tell you. I still don't know what your point is. Your statement that violent crime is "very rare" is pretty baseless in this thread. In your town, maybe, but not Detroit. If you want to talk about your town, then start a thread about it. However it sounds like your town is noth...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

My point is that my town, my home, has no police, and there's a public perception that we're all Mad Max here. It's nothing like that at all.

Police officers have been leaving Detroit, yes. The force has been downsized, yes. But there is still police. So what's this guy saying here?
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

how's about you post a link to the 70% + of the pictures that are of a dilapidated crap hole? http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2680/4194230988_b65f1a5bc6_z.jpg But enough about where I live, we're talking Detroit. :) Which is not to say that Detroit's failing police is a good thing. It's just that thi...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

Yea, you're right. Detroit is probably just fine. yes, just do a Google image search for "Detroit", it's lovely.... http://teamowens313.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/detroit_city.jpg You tell me. Here's an interesting guide on how to move to Detroit... that gives advice on what neighborhood to move i...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 18942

Re: Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

ppppfffffttttt When we fled Las Vegas in 1991, there were areas of town to the cops would only go to in groups of two or three cars, with two cops in a car. At night, they didn't go at all. Maybe it's better now - but I doubt it. Liberty City, the Pork and Beans, Overtown - most major 'urban' citie...
by Valarius
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 319034

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

New U.S. jobs report was released today. Some info added in, because opening a PDF at work can be a pain. The unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 114,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in hea...
by Valarius
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 319034

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

unless you're a millionaire nobody can pay off a mortgage month after month AND yearly taxes. Uhhhh, what? Dad's paid his mortgage off twice now. Many can't. Look at what it takes to carry a mortgage. You need money. Usually initial money in the form of a down payment. That's either something you h...
by Valarius
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New (to me) La Rue AR
Replies: 35
Views: 2091

Re: New (to me) La Rue AR

You know what? You did get something awesome: first hand experience that the other guy is cool. Why don't the two of you go shooting together and swap guns from time to time.
by Valarius
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis
Replies: 170
Views: 14741

Re: 7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis

ZombieGranny wrote: Fine, we'll be over to shoot on your land in the morning.
Is 4 am good for you?

Was this a joke or are you serious? Because we've got LOTS of them.
by Valarius
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 319034

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Yes the property values will rise, but they will be inflated value, not actual value, right? And all these mortgages that are owned by the Fed, will they be treated the same as the College loans, in that there is no debt forgiveness (if not already, I don't see a reason for that to show up later) w...
by Valarius
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis
Replies: 170
Views: 14741

Re: 7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis

Pest animal in Ohio. No bag limits, and we're not limited to shotguns. I'm a vegetarian, and this is what I keep saying to other people: you want meat, hunt a rabbit. Every day there's at least one animal lying in or by the side of the town roads and highways. Fast food ain't better. Or that fast. ...
by Valarius
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My latest weapon builds, two swords and a... thing.
Replies: 29
Views: 6519

Re: My latest weapon builds, two swords and a... thing.

Small critique. If the zombie machete is actually going to be used as a machete, I'd enlarge the holes so you can countersink the knuckle screws. Seeing your ring finger that close to protruding metal made me cringe.

The others are absolutely sweet as hell though. :D
by Valarius
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)
Replies: 1343
Views: 78562

Re: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices he

My longest running thread. I'm so proud. :)

Every gas station within 50 miles is at $3.99 per gallon, or higher. People are starting to drive shorter distances for things.
by Valarius
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 319034

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Hell, could Portugal or Spain, or Italy "charter" out some of their more troubled locales... Posted here, as I think it relates.... and I saw no sense in firing up a new thread for a single news blurp... The days of easy credit for such grand schemes are gone. Who in their right mind would invest i...
by Valarius
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 45669

Re: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple m

I think I'll PM a mod to merge and sticky all of Storm Crow's posts in one thread.

I'm following his advice almost to the letter and it's a pain to keep searching for everything.
by Valarius
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How NOT to harden a pry-bar knife/Is it hardened yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Re: How NOT to harden a pry-bar knife/Is it hardened yet?

I've never held a good khukuri, so can't give you any specifics. How sharp it is would be one clue, as I have held several khukuris that were not very good, and they had very thick edges that wouldn't cut. I'm a forum goer interested in making blades that don't need reloading. Would 01 tool steel b...
by Valarius
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*
Replies: 4161
Views: 495775

Re: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*

http://www.hitechreview.com/uploads/2009/02/killzone-2-rifle-replica-2.jpg http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1393/002ct.jpg I thought to myself "if I remember my video games correctly... and I do... that top picture is the standard assault rifle for the Helghast army." I think that looks most like a F...

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