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    Doug Huffman wrote: Hmm.

    Ok?

    Are you suggesting this as reading material?

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    This is a crying shame. People are sick. I'm pretty lucky to live where I live still then. When I was little, I had fallen off of the trampoline onto a plastic lawn chair that broke immediately with my leg through the arms of it. I didn't brake anything, but I did yell pretty loudly and for a minute or so. My cousin came running across two 3 acre yards to come see what was going on? Granted, he is family, but the response was immediate. But, luckily the same does seem to for the most part still happen where I live. There are still people willing to help each other out.

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    Yes. I have done so and referred to Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft quite a few times here on OCDO. It compares and contrasts 'community' (Gemeinschaft), as you and I probably know it, to civil-society (Gesellschaft) as society seems to be evolving.

    The differentiation that I find most significant is between a community of traditional roles and a 'community' with legally determined roles.

    This was written in German in 1887 and only recently translated into English 2001 so it is not for weak-minded 'readers'.

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    i agree 100%... same thing with robbery's out here...no one cares about a neighbors house.... as long as it doesn't happen to them.

    i am not like that though. my neighbor left his garage open the whole day and he has lots of expensive tools and electrical supplies. I closed his door for him and left him a note. he was dumbfounded that i actually did it.

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    I was awakened before Sunrise by big engines in my cul de sac in SC but no sirens. A meth lab had been discovered not a hundred feet from my door and just around the corner of another house so that I could not see the doorway of the cooker's house.

    While chatting with the Chief of Police, he took me to task for not being a good nosey neighbor and knowing what my neighbors were up to.

    There after I did become a good neighbor.

    Soon the homeowner of the meth lab, not the cooker that went away right away, began intimidating the single women in the neighborhood. I took to letting them and him know that I was always armed, even to the point of OC while around my yard.

    I had the PD park obsolete cruisers in my front yard, encouraging the notion that I was - perish the thought - a cop.

    Another time I saw two professional ladies enter a nearby home early in the day and thought hmmmm. It was months later that I realized that the guys that lived there were TVs by night and college kids by day.

    Now my nearest neighbor is 500 yards away, up the mountain and South, out of sight. We worry about drugs through our little FBO WI2P2.

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    Well I'm just thankful that NYC has such draconian gun control otherwise that poor woman may have been shot to death!! :shock:
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Some things never change.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Genovese
    [flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/ZS5aym1Hznw&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]

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    My nearest neighbor is about a half-mile away as the crow flies. I make movies, so I'm gone often and friends or family keep the house, but my neighbor never lets his guard down. He has often come to the house and checked to be sure things were all right.

    God bless a good neighbor. Be one.

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    longwatch wrote:
    Some things never change.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Genovese[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/ZS5aym1Hznw&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]
    Beat me to it.

    Great movie, by the way.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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