100Re: [Unmuzzled Ox] Re: CITIES TO INHABIT
- Jul 7 2:08 PMpeople are not slaughtering neighbors or cops in Asia where I live
now--there are a lot of traffic accidents in Shanghai where I am
presently working but generally in Asia disputes get talked down or out
rather than resorting to the physical--of couse the fact that guns are
simply not available to anyone helps but it is not just that--there is
a mutual feeling of the basic brotherhood that exists--my Scottish
mother lives in Florida where cutting someone's pickup off in traffic
often results in a brandished shotgun--some misguided macho ego display
which extrapolates into Iraq ergo London Underground (as reflected in
nationalist rearview mirror)
From: Kirby Olson <kirbyolson2@...>
Sent: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 13:02:03 +0000
Subject: RE: [Unmuzzled Ox] Re: CITIES TO INHABIT
Michael, is there a Norwegian community in NYC? where? you mean
the one in
Brooklyn? Where is it, exactly?
Your neighborhood could tip back. I live in a town with three streets
Main St. and then Elm St. (the elms are gone due to the nightmare of
elm's) and then Second St. I live on a circle 8 adjacent to the town.
we moved in we were warned about the albino nutcase living across from
He was the cocaine supplier to the entire Catskills region and when he
shipment cars came every three minutes for hours at 2 am. But next
him was the village policeman and he finally caught him with a supply
house and the albino was shipped upstate. In his stead is now living a
state policeman -- a tough young guy who spends a lot of time on his
and mows his lawn twice a week and whose wife is preggers. It took him
almost a year to clean up the mess of the albino's house (the albino
only renting -- he looked like a white gerbil with pink eyes) but the
has bought the house and intends to stay.
The sheriff lives just behind us. So they've got us surrounded. Most
the other people around are retired -- an electrician who worked for
a guy who worked for the railroad, and so on. Everybody works on their
gardens except for us, but the lady who owned the house before us
perennials and they still come up as if by magic.
I do mow the lawn but only once every ten days.
We're 120 miles as the crow flies from NYC but you have to crawl on
roads so it takes 3 hours generally, but if you speed you can make it
1.5. Problem is every podunk is filled with police officers whose pay
made up of speeding tickets.
160 police officers get killed every year in this country and 130 of
during routine traffic stops. They don't want you to stay in the car
would rather have you get out and put your hands on the roof of the car
they'd get sued the village cop has informed me. He's been shot at
times, but always by estranged husbands. Last week the cops shot a kid
came out of a house with a machete. This was in a town with two
I envy European cities that don't permit every idiot to own a lethal
I wonder if in Asia everybody is slaughtering cops and neighbors.
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