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    French Gov't thinks Richmond is dangerous: "Do not visit the city on foot."

    Anyone care what the French think?

    16 American cities foreign governments warn their citizens about
    Here’s what other countries, mostly France, say about American cities:

    Washington: Northeast and Southeast should be avoided, and Union Station is dangerous at night. “Le quartier Anacostia n’est pas recommandable de jour comme de nuit.” Translation: Don’t go to Anacostia, day or night.

    Baltimore: “Considered a dangerous city except downtown.”

    Richmond: “Do not visit the city on foot.”

    Detroit: “The center is not recommended after the close of business.”

    Chicago: Stay away from the West Side and anywhere south of 59th Street.

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    well, they've got a point about staying clear of DC, Baltimore & Chicago ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Richmond: Do not visit the city unarmed.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    Considering the "Nightlife"...

    I find the suggestion to be sound. The Shokoe Bottom area on a weekend night is generally to be avoided if the crime reports are accurate. Visitors, especially foreign ones, may have great difficulty arming up appropriately for such areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    Richmond: Do not visit the city unarmed.
    Sacré Bleu!

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    Amen, Brother...

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    Richmond: Do not visit the city unarmed.
    That is the way I have viewed the city for many years and it has served me well.

    Now how about a Haleluia?
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    Nothing about Hampton roads at least..

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    Richmond: “Do not visit the city on foot.
    Good advice. A tourist could hurt themself carrying around enough money needed to prop up the economy.

    Anybody check the price hikes in hotel rooms around downtown this weekend (the marathon is in town)?

    stay safe.
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    Rule 9 should not apply to making surrender jokes about the (fill in the blank) ____...

    (9) HATE IS NOT WELCOME HERE: Any posts attacking others based upon race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender-identity, or anything other than opposition to gun rights is NOT WELCOME HERE! We reserve the right to impose immediate bans for such behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Rule 9 should not apply to making surrender jokes about the (fill in the blank) ____...

    (9) HATE IS NOT WELCOME HERE: Any posts attacking others based upon race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender-identity, or anything other than opposition to gun rights is NOT WELCOME HERE! We reserve the right to impose immediate bans for such behavior.
    But the French hate guns. Else why would they drop them?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    But the French hate guns. Else why would they drop them?

    stay safe.
    Let's be fair, they only drop each gun once

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    Hey, I asked for a rule change .. but you guys went over the line ! (chuckle)

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    travel

    I always travel on the wings of a desert eagle never on foot
    or on the back of a colt, etc
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    Look at the bright side; those cities will be spared having unbathed, unshaven hairy pitted Frog women running around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F350 View Post
    Look at the bright side; those cities will be spared having unbathed, unshaven hairy pitted Frog women running around!
    The french woman I have recently been around are not unshaven, unbathed or ugly.
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuc65 View Post
    The french woman I have recently been around are not unshaven, unbathed or ugly.
    Canadians?

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    Dont believe everthing you hear

    If Richmond was listed as a dangerous city by the French, It is no longer.

    This is the updated page on http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/ (Unfortunately the page is Only available in French and my Ability to translate French is a Little rusty)

    East Zone:

    Boston : foot traffic and at night should be avoided in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury. French attention must also be drawn to an increase in petty crime, observed especially during major cultural and sporting events and in some tourist areas such as Chinatown, the North End and Fenway.

    New York : be vigilant in tourist places such as Times Square and the Statue of Liberty as well as at airports, train stations, subways, restaurants, museums and some hotels in the West End. Do not go alone in Harlem, the Bronx and Central Park at night.
    Washington : Washington and the main cities of the consular district have, like all major cities of the world, the risks of ordinary crime (theft, assault, etc ...), especially at night. The following areas of Washington (Northeast, Southeast) and Philadelphia (north of the city) are particularly sensitive.

    Central Zone

    Pittsburgh : Avoid areas of Mount Oliver, Hill District, Homewood-Brushton and Hazel Wood.

    Cleveland : The city does not endanger the day but at night is not recommended. Some suburban neighborhoods Northeast are also to be avoided.

    Detroit : The center is not recommended after the close of business.

    Chicago : avoid the West Side and the south of the city after 59th Street.

    South Zone:

    Houston : As in all major cities in the United States, it should not leave personal belongings in his car the day and to be vigilant when traveling at night in certain neighborhoods (Downtown, southern and eastern parts of Houston).

    St. Louis : avoid northern area between the airport and the city center, but the shuttle from the airport is safe.

    Atlanta: be vigilant in isolated city center (downtown) after the close of business and focus on taxi rides at night areas.

    New Orleans : Crime in New Orleans dropped in 2013 (53 murders per 100,000 inhabitants). Most crimes are located in clearly identifiable neighborhoods. The tourist areas are well supervised and are therefore generally not affected by violent crime. When visiting the Vieux Carré, he should not go alone (e) the night beyond the northwest of Dauphine Street and northeast of the rue des Ursulines and when visiting the Garden District not to go north of St. Charles Avenue and south of Magazine Street.

    Florida : attacks against tourists and car, frequent there a few years ago are now rare. For safety's sake, do not stop outside lit areas, especially if someone at the roadside or car, you are prompted to do so. Report their presence at the first station and the police.

    West Zone:

    Los Angeles: large areas should be avoided including areas east, south and southeast as Watts, Inglewood and Florence. Care must be taken in the downtown and tourist areas (Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Long Beach) as well as in most residential neighborhoods Westside where attacks are regularly reported (flights that car thefts in the threat burglaries in hotels and private properties).



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    So go visit Gary Indiana ... recommend at night, residents put on light shows after dark ... bright flashes of light ...

    Gary's fine.

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    What is there not to like even with such plebian items as french fires, french toast and french bread.

    Then there is foie gras, great wine & cheese, perfumes, the haute couture, and of course scientists, inventors and philosophers of some report.

    The French Revolution played no small part in the development of our own - indeed the French supported us in that effort. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette was a truly American hero.

    All jokes aside, the French have contributed much positive to our culture and way of life....... including some Hollywood stars that I remember with some distinct fondness. Vive la France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Canadians?

    Parisians
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavTrooperCason View Post
    If Richmond was listed as a dangerous city by the French, It is no longer.

    This is the updated page on http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/ (Unfortunately the page is Only available in French and my Ability to translate French is a Little rusty)
    Use Google Chrome as the browser - Google is the only company I know of that has ever found something from the UN that benefits mankind - they took the UN translations of a speech from English into about 100 languages, and from that it powers translation of foreign languages into english.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post

    The French Revolution played no small part in the development of our own - indeed the French supported us in that effort. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette was a truly American hero.
    Here is a link to the annual ceremony where the French and Americans change the flag over Lafayette's grave in Paris every 4th of July.
    http://francerevisited.com/2009/07/l...july-ceremony/
    I have not visited Paris on the 4th to observe, but plan to do so in the next few years.

    If you visit Geo Washington's Mt Vernon in VA, while on the tour of the house, look at the wall on the left side of the staircase - you will see the key to the Bastille that Lafayette sent GW - Lafayette orchestrated the storming of the Bastille as part of the start of the French Revolution.

    http://www.mountvernon.org/education...a/bastille-key
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPmatt View Post
    Here is a link to the annual ceremony where the French and Americans change the flag over Lafayette's grave in Paris every 4th of July.
    http://francerevisited.com/2009/07/l...july-ceremony/
    I have not visited Paris on the 4th to observe, but plan to do so in the next few years.

    If you visit Geo Washington's Mt Vernon in VA, while on the tour of the house, look at the wall on the left side of the staircase - you will see the key to the Bastille that Lafayette sent GW - Lafayette orchestrated the storming of the Bastille as part of the start of the French Revolution.

    http://www.mountvernon.org/education...a/bastille-key
    Too few people really know much about this man of two countries who at 19 years of age changed the course of history. His life and exploits make fascinating reading.
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    OK; ancient history

    What about de Gaulle ordering President Eisenhower to remove all US troop from French soil after WWII; the Froggie had nothing to say when President Eisenhower asked if that included the ones buried at Normandy. Learning of this pissed me off for life; I have an uncle buried there, freeing them from the NAZIS.


    I do appreciate French culture; French military surplus weapons are GREAT; never fired and only dropped once.

    What is the most important test in French military weapon acceptance testing?? The drop test.

    How many Frenchmen are required to defend Paris? No one knows as it has never been done.

    Want to know how to take the wind out of the sails of an uppity Frog??? Ask "Sie sprechen Deutsch"? The answer will be some variation of "I'm French: I don't speak German". Then you say "Yes I know; and you're fricken welcome.... TWICE"!!!! I've done it; man does it piss them off!

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