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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, May 3, 2019.
I think we all know where you are coming from now!
You know nothing about me
You have been very scrappy lately, Frank.
You can think that if you like....
What peculiar behaviour.
What is that supposed to mean?
I won't patronise you by spelling it out.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Fun as it has been there is some paint drying that needs my attention.
I'd just like to make it clear I wasn't saying taxi drivers and takeaway staff were more likely to be involved in child exploitation. I was talking about the environment of the night-time economy. There is a police presence in towns and cities at night but it is a reduced presence. Likewise, there aren't as many people on the streets and as many places of safe refuge open.
Even in high summer it is getting dark by 10 p.m. By 2 a.m. there are even less people around and there is more likelihood that those people are either trying to get home or tired and possibly not as aware of their surroundings if they have been out drinking. There isn't the casual vigilance associated with daytime activities whereby parents would notice a child alone. Although I aren't myself a parent, I think parents tend to notice children alone because it triggers a thought that they wouldn't want their child out alone at that time.
Though I am seldom if ever out after dark these days, I recall a very different atmosphere in the early hours of the morning. There seemed to be a lot more lost and lonely people about and a great deal more vulnerability and anger.
Oh, I see. You are falsely implying that @Abadie is someone else.
You are out of order, Frank.
Paranoia levels on here now demand that any new poster is actually a returning troll come to stir up trouble. Probably because it's what the accuser would do.
Would tend to agree with you... I was in my local town centre on Friday and the number of homeless visible was disturbing (esp as we'd read Stone Cold in class that day) ... one woman was barefoot.
I write this and think "why didn't I offer to buy her shoes?" ... I always think of these things afterwards. Feel bad now.
Has done, even.
Not new though...that's the point.
It's even more disturbing when you hear some statistics.
I fell for that one once. A humane impulse but she already has shoes. She and her gang boss are counting on people's humanity and trying to play them.
Now it's fish.
He ain't the only one, there are at least five currently.