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Have you ever been to Chicago?

Posted - September 11

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  • 1544
    Only for a short layover at O'Hare Airport
      September 11, 2022 4:40 PM MDT
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  • 851
    I was there for a few days to attend the Bar Mitzvah of a cousin.  We went to the Zoo, took a boat ride along Lakeshore Drive and visited the Botanic Gardens.  
      September 11, 2022 4:54 PM MDT
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  • 8341
    Not unless you count the drive from the airport to Naperville.
      September 11, 2022 4:57 PM MDT
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  • 11637
    Yes. In fact, I just flew in from Chicago. Boy, are my arms tired.
      September 11, 2022 5:59 PM MDT
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  • 15338
    Why, what is it?
      September 11, 2022 7:48 PM MDT
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  • 50075

     

      I’ve had the exact same thing happen before; the graphic I posted in the description field is the main focus and the text I wrote is a mere set up that points to the graphic, yet the people who respond concentrate on the words only and make no mention whatsoever of the visual. (Sigh.)

      I get it. Chicago being one of the most violent cities in America with daily incidents of firearms use by criminals, the picture shows that even an innocuous object such as a school bus is not even immune to being targeted.


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      September 11, 2022 8:36 PM MDT
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  • 8341
    Sigh. Perhaps if the words were a better set up for the graphic, those of us with less than genius-level intelligence could grasp the concept. For example, 'have you survived a trip to Chicago ' might have been a better clue. This is especially true since Chicago is far from the most dangerous city in the US. In 2022 it doesn't even make the top 10. Minneapolis and Chicago rank about the same for crime and I have never heard of a bullet-riddled school bus.


      September 12, 2022 7:42 AM MDT
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  • 42570
    It was a satirical question.
    Toledo murder rate last year was higher than Chicago's and slightly lower the Philly. Two days ago we had two murders in 24 hours and another injury shooting.
      September 12, 2022 7:52 AM MDT
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  • 21246
    I'm sorry to hear about murder rates. I've noted here and there your mentioning cases.
      September 13, 2022 12:42 AM MDT
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  • 42570
    Two more shootings last night.
      September 15, 2022 5:56 AM MDT
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  • 50075
    :(
      September 15, 2022 6:40 AM MDT
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  • 21246
    Darn.
    Never enjoyable to hear news like that. Best to all.
      September 15, 2022 9:48 AM MDT
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  • 29977
    No, no desire to go to Chiraq. 
      September 12, 2022 5:55 AM MDT
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  • 9209
    I have not heard Chicago referred to as Chiraq. If I didn't know better, I would think that it's an ethnic or religious slur regarding the Muslim or Persian population in Chicago. Isn't that sort of thing forbidden here, as it would be viewed as offensive to a Muslim/Persian Chicagoan? 
      September 12, 2022 5:35 PM MDT
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  • 29977
    It was the name of a movie by Spice Lee about the gang violence in Chicago.  It number of murders that year were about the same number of soldiers killed in Iraq. 


    If you feel it is against the ToS, that is what the report button is for. 
      September 12, 2022 5:57 PM MDT
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  • 9209
    I see. Thank you for the clarification. 

    While I know there are efforts to protect children from turning to gangs and violence, it's just not enough. When one grows up in deplorable conditions, it's very difficult to see another way of life as attainable. 
      September 13, 2022 4:12 AM MDT
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  • 49
    Nope, and I have no desire to go there. I value my life too much to go to that cesspool.
      September 13, 2022 3:22 AM MDT
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  • 42570
    It is not as bad as depicted by the media. Downtown and the lakefront are awesome and quite safe.
      September 15, 2022 5:59 AM MDT
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  • 49
    Nope, not going to take a chance. I'm safe where I am, and I carry a gun here where I am. 
      September 17, 2022 12:47 AM MDT
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  • 631
    I've been there once. I spent a day there with Livvie before I caught my flight home on the next day.
      September 14, 2022 8:24 PM MDT
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  • 7554
    Not at all, and I do loathe the big city life.
      September 15, 2022 8:46 AM MDT
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