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November 15, 2013 - 2:15 pm

The Washington Post published a list of 16 American cities that foreign governments have warned travelers as being too dangerous to venture about in. Here are a few highlights.

Los Angeles California: France warns tourists to stay away from Hollywood. This makes total sense: Their movies are enough to make anyone terminally ill. Regarding California in general, if you stay too long, you’ll be robbed by state and local governments.

Detroit and New Orleans: Anybody who’s surprised about these two cities being included needs therapy, or perhaps different medication.

New York: France warns against visiting Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, which was built by a Frenchman. France also recommends not to visit Harlem, the Bronx, or Central Park at night. The last two locations were added because the French want to avoid being accused by our president of being racist. Also, if you see any soon-to-be unemployed politicians, run and hide. And avoid any sugary drinks over 12 ounces in size, lest you be terrorized by the Carbohydrate Police.

Miami, Florida: Canada’s foreign ministry warns that “Canadians have been the victims of crime such as break-ins, assaults and pickpocketing in the Miami area, sometimes during daylight hours.” Florida’s criminals know Canadians don’t carry concealed handguns, so they know Canucks are high-priority/low-risk targets. If you’re in Miami, don’t talk about the weather or hockey, and you’ll be fine.

Washington: France warns tourists against going to the Northeast or Southeast sectors; don’t go to Anacostia day or night; Union Station is dangerous at night. And don’t go near Congress or the White House. You’ll get mugged and robbed, and then they’ll steal your health insurance.

Brits warn El Paso, Texas visitors about violence at Mexican border, particularly at the crossing to Ciudad Juarez. But Mexico has draconian gun control just like Britain, which enacted their gun ban to address violence! (Failed.) I’m sure this is a Foreign Office typo. Just keep a stiff upper lip, and if that fails, act peeved.

France warns Houston, Texas tourists: “Be vigilant if traveling through Downtown, south and east Houston at night.” A smarter idea is to avoid trouble spots; second best is concealed carry. Predators hate prey that can fight back. (See above reference to Britain and Mexico.)

Meanwhile, the Germans have warned their travelers to avoid running afoul of indecent exposure laws and not go nude in public, though these laws are “rarely asserted and punished” as proven by Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus.

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.

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"Foreign Governments Believe Some American Cities Are Too Dangerous to Visit"

Americans believe the same thing. Unfortunately, the American government does not believe the same thing. They are too clueless. Except, they themselves would never venture into many parts of some cities.
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"New York: France warns against visiting Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, which was built by a Frenchman. France also recommends not to visit Harlem, the Bronx, or Central Park at night."

This advice is about 20 years out of date. Or, if NYC's mayor-elect turns out to be as bad as I think, it's a year too early.
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I agree with the Frenchies; Washington DC is the most dangerous city.
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Oooo! la! la! Zoot Alors!

Don't forget to ask the French about their swelling Muslim-controlled areas and their resident Muslims' treatment of non-Muslim intruders.

We Ameddicans [sic] arent exactly so cheerfully welcomed inside la belle France either, except when our U S Army troop ships and U S Navy landing craft appear off-shore, and then bundles of baled up dollar packets are carelessly distributed.

They won't want any reviews of 1917 and 1944.
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They got Boston accurately enough. I wouldn't go to those areas after dark either.
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The ten most dangerous cities in the U.S. are: Detroit, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Baltimore, St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Oakland, and Stockton. Stockton of course due to the large Hispanic population; I wonder what the other cities have in common that accounts for the high crime rate.

Diversity is our strength; so some claim, but I don't think so.
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The thing is these areas are not so diverse; the miscreants are, by-and-large, members of a certain socioethnic group, currntly favored by the Administration if you know what I mean (and I think you do). Come on, all you top-ten-most-dangerous-cities-in-the-US, show your diversity! Let's see a more diverse group of street thugs! Show us your Laotians (like Clint did in "Gran Torino"), your Albanians (as in the movie, "Taken"), your Koreans, your Armenians (as in the series "The Shield"), your Russians, your Hasidic Jews! Bring back the old favorites like your Irish and Italians!
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Biggest danger in Salt Lake City is your Mormon neighbors bringing you too many deserts.
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One of the things you have to remember is that these governments issue these things, but I bet almost no one reads them. They're mostly for the consumption of their media, which in turn is being bombarded about how dangerous America is, compared with nation X, which of course is giving out the advice. Besides, you mentioned that Hollywood is dangerous because of the media that comes out of there, but think about it...Miami had CSI Miami, New York had its CSI and 3 Law & Orders, etc. Bodies dropping everywhere...of course people would be frightened.
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Hey, I'm American, and I consider many cities too dangerous to visit. Thanks Democrats! For Nothing. Thanks for the crime and murder stats too! Keep up the horrendous - I mean good - work!
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"Foreign Governments Believe Some American Cities Are Too Dangerous to Visit"

Americans believe the same thing. Unfortunately, the American government does not believe the same thing. They are too clueless. Except, they themselves would never venture into many parts of some cities.
45 weeks ago
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"New York: France warns against visiting Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, which was built by a Frenchman. France also recommends not to visit Harlem, the Bronx, or Central Park at night."

This advice is about 20 years out of date. Or, if NYC's mayor-elect turns out to be as bad as I think, it's a year too early.
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They are so wrong! It's "most" not some.
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