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    Quote Originally Posted by arkinstall View Post
    ... or australasia.
    Yup, I have to say that I still feel pretty safe here. I'll be letting my kids walk to school alone.

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    I think parts of Canada are very safe.

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    For me it would be Japan or Guam.

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    I live in the US. There are many places here that are not safe, but there are also places that are very safe. Where I live – on a nice little island – it is very safe. We can leave the doors open when we go to the beach, children can play any place here without threat.
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    antartica... or hawaii for me..

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    I've heard that of Singapore. They have very tough punishments for many crimes, to the point that people are scared to possibly commit a crime because they could be severely punished.
    Yes, I think Singapore and I do like it more than NY. I feel better their. ( sorry )

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    Palawan --- Nature, Low cost of living

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohoutek View Post
    The safest country is clearly the country in which homo sapiens has never set foot on.
    ...or atleast do not yet populate in very large numbers.

    I just don't get it. We intelligent humans seem to be the only species in the history of history that is absolutely intent on extinguishing it self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohoutek
    In fact, it's not an argument at all.
    Correct, it's not. It's a fore-gone conclusion...

    I'm always right


    Oh, and I agree that we're good and bad or - as I would put it, ugly and beautiful - but in order to circumvent the bad (or the ugliness), we'd need to rid ourselves of us.
    And we can't do that, now can we.

    It'd be like saying, "I'd be happy if I never existed". If I didn't exist, there'd be no consciousness to experience happiness. So the argument makes no sense.

    A different way of applying that to this question... you can pick a remote, human-free place on Earth to live, like say Redonda... You'd be safe, yes. But then you'd be bored to tears because there'd be no-one to talk to and not much to do.

    Dense cities may be more dangerous than other places, but there's an advantage... lots of activity, lots of access, lots of opportunity. Sadly, "lots of crime" follows suit.

    You can get rid of the crime by getting rid of the people... but the activity, the access, the opportunity all exist because of the people. The people provide them. So take it or leave it.

    For me, I'd much rather take it.


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    Enjoy it.

    See now if it was Baileys or coconut rum, you'd have a fight on your hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isolvum
    I just don't get it. We intelligent humans seem to be the only species in the history of history that is absolutely intent on extinguishing it self.
    Before I kick you, please see above discussion.

    Quote Originally Posted by CS Geek
    What is the safest country in the world today?
    But anyway, as a serious answer to the question...

    St. Lucia is very safe. It's a fantastic tourist destination... friendly people, attractive surroundings, decent night-life, moderate pace of life... very little crime (apart from petty crime... but if you don't leave things lying around you'll have nothing to fear).

    I lived there for a little while. It was fun.

    The only gripe I had was the food. Anywhere you go, Lucian food is the same... from the North coast all the way down to the Southern hills. Of course, I may have become a little spoilt off the varied and unsurpassable flavours of Trinidad

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    North Pole... it will surely be peaceful out there... there would be no war, no cars polluting, no corrupt officials...

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    I guess Singapore would be the safest country.

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    by far the safest place in the world is Antarctica But you could settle for Northern Canada and Northwestern Russia Im sure you would not encounter much crime in any of those areas

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    England for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristine anne View Post
    England for me
    Many, many people have attacked in England this year.

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    There is a rule about safety: The more freedom you have in any given country, the more violence you will have, for in a free country you are more responsible for your own behavior and can behave to hurt your fellow man just by the very fact that there is a lot of tolerance for deviant behavior.

    On the other hand, when you have a country that is controlled with an iron fist as the case is with Singapore, you will find very little crime, but you are also much restricted in other areas of your life. I for one choose a free country, even though there is much more danger to get hurt. I value the freedom more than I fear the danger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Geek View Post
    Many, many people have attacked in England this year.
    Don't buy into all that garbage; the media are reporting on a country of 60+ million people. You have more chance of being struck by lightning. The UK is a very safe country in the scheme of things although some people will not be happy until it's turned into a police state.
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    My country is the safest country in the world for me. I would rather live here and die here than in any other place in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post


    St. Lucia is very safe. It's a fantastic tourist destination... friendly people, attractive surroundings, decent night-life, moderate pace of life... very little crime (apart from petty crime... but if you don't leave things lying around you'll have nothing to fear).


    Except for being harassed to death by "ponces" wanting to be your guide. But got to agree once your away from the tourist areas, the people are incredibly friendly and always have a good excuse for a party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    I for one choose a free country, even though there is much more danger to get hurt. I value the freedom more than I fear the danger.
    as an american resident, you will no doubt have heard about "the right to bear arms"

    this is the one thing about the USA that i admire the most -- the 2nd amendment

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    as an american resident, you will no doubt have heard about "the right to bear arms"

    this is the one thing about the USA that i admire the most -- the 2nd amendment

    freedom has a price, and it is eternal vigilance
    Of course, responsibility by the citizens for much of their own safety. The freedom to bear arms is the freedom to fight a Government that has turned into a state of control. A police state would never allow citizens to bear arms, militias would not be possible. This all comes with the dangers of thugs taking advantage of the availability of guns, but they would get weapons in another form anyhow as one sees in those countries where people get knifed.

    (I hope I did not get too deeply into politics here )
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    no, that's not political at all, ulrike

    the thread is about safety in countries, so of course the issue of gun control comes into it

    just don't mention specific political parties and i think it will be okay
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    I think it is Switzerland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobyme
    Except for being harassed to death by "ponces" wanting to be your guide.
    hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    There is a rule about safety: The more freedom you have in any given country, the more violence you will have, for in a free country you are more responsible for your own behavior and can behave to hurt your fellow man just by the very fact that there is a lot of tolerance for deviant behavior.

    On the other hand, when you have a country that is controlled with an iron fist as the case is with Singapore, you will find very little crime, but you are also much restricted in other areas of your life. I for one choose a free country, even though there is much more danger to get hurt. I value the freedom more than I fear the danger.
    While I think that formula has merit Datura, I don't think it's always the case. NZ is a free country - very free. Our crime rate is also very low.

    People have the right to own firearms here (with a license) but very few people do. In fact, the only people I know of that have guns are farmers. The fact that crime is so low means that people don't feel the need to protect themselves.


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