« on: April 12, 2007, 12:59:56 PM »
Okkkk so let's back track:
you people do understand that ALL of hte major American cities have homeless people who come up to you consistently and ask for change? I mean, you get this right?
We'll take Philly, Chicago, and New York (we agree these are MAJOR cities with top schools correct)?
EVERYONE of these cities has homeless people who approach you. What do you think happens then? They say, "please sir, spare some" and you just keep walking, ignoring them. Haha you think they pull a gun on you? You think they chase you and bite you?
Give me a break.
I live in the nicest part of Manhattan, considered one of the premiere areas in Manhattan for residence. On 86th, there is a Church where homeless people sleep outside during night. When I walk past htem at night....ummm...what happens? oh wait, nothing happens.
For real, you people need to get out somewhere and see America.
Why are you being condescending? This is a pretty legit concern, in my book. Everyone has different priorities, and one of mine is safety. I'm admittedly sheltered and don't know if I could handle that much of an environment change.
Well now you're talking about two different things now, aren't you? If it's a drastic environment change that's the issue, then of course I understand...but that has nothing to do specifically with Newark; you go to ANY major city it's going to be a drastic environment change.
I'm sorry to be mean...I just found it amusing and very funny that your evidence of Newark being ghetto was, "I was approached by a homeless person."
I mean, that's like saying, "yeah his new house was gorgeous...it had running water!" Sure, if you're dead broke and in poverty, that would be pretty impressive, but generally speaking, a house with working, running water is the standard.
That's all I was saying with your comment about Newark...you gotta give me more; if being "approached" by a homeless person warrants concern, you might want to stay away from American cities, or ANY city for that matter forever.
If I could avoid cities like the plague, I would, but I'm pretty set on going to law school in-state. If my choice is Camden or Newark, I'll take Newark.