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Old 08-15-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
Lorien Lowe
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how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

For the question that comes up over and over...

1) get out of the street.
2) don't be an ass (could also be: stay off the street when drunk).
3) buy a gun and get a carry permit.
4)....?
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

be from Brooklyn!

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Know all the moves from "Breaking It Two Electric Boogaloo"

Breaking to some Phat Beatz will always smooth over the street brothers and sisters!

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

run really fast.

perfect the 'evil glare of death.' (or the vulcan neck pinch).

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Old 08-15-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

http://www.safetygearhq.com/bearspray.htm
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #6
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

..stay on the sidewalk?...
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:23 PM   #7
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Memorize alot of nifty Chuck Norris catchprases... strike that... buy a large dog and put shaving cream around his mouth so he looks rabid.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration...

ART! - http://birdsbeaks.blogspot.com/
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:52 PM   #8
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

...pretend to be a vending machine
I hope this link works, if not, search NY Times site for
Fearing Crime, Japanese Wear the Hiding Place
Oct 20 2007

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Old 08-15-2008, 10:35 PM   #9
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

facetious: "Buy Bass Rutten self defence video"

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Old 08-15-2008, 10:50 PM   #10
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Don't leave home.

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Old 08-16-2008, 02:08 AM   #11
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Start talking very loud and crazy to someone no one else can see but you.

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Old 08-16-2008, 06:39 PM   #12
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

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Start talking very loud and crazy to someone no one else can see but you.
In the early 1970s a woman I went to art school with in NY did just that, every night, walking from her subway stop to her apartment, grimacing, shrugging, monologuing, .... and gangs of toughs on the streetcorners would back away....

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:54 AM   #13
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

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...pretend to be a vending machine
I hope this link works, if not, search NY Times site for
Fearing Crime, Japanese Wear the Hiding Place
Oct 20 2007
Haha! Can you imagine wearing this in the West? It would make you at least 10 times as likely to be attacked, vandalised, graffiti-covered, robbed, kicked and spat on. Oh, and chewing gum would be inserted into any reachable orifice too. Top marks for creativity though!
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:54 AM   #14
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

learn aikido
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:37 PM   #15
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Run away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

or

The Holy Hand Gernade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOrgL...eature=related



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Old 09-14-2008, 05:23 PM   #16
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Make sure your next vehicle is an M113 APC or LAV25.

Warning: Do not bend, fold or otherwise abuse... until we get to the dojo..


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Old 09-15-2008, 08:25 PM   #17
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Pretend you are friends with Chuck Norris.

Love me, hate me, tolerate me or ignore me. I care!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #18
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Better yet, pretend you are Chuck Norris.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:36 AM   #19
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

I'm his beard... sorted.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:48 AM   #20
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

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Make sure your next vehicle is an M113 APC or LAV25.
I'd go with the AAVP7. It's amphibious.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:28 PM   #21
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Unplug yourself and put your ipod and cel phone away. Relax but be alert, trust your gut.

Plus Ki
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:37 AM   #22
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Dont walk on the street and fly in one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_AC-130

Sorted.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:01 PM   #23
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Avoid using the streets at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-66A...eature=related

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:53 AM   #24
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Lightbulb Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

I don't know if this is simpler or more complex but if you really want to avoid getting beaten up "on the street" then...why don't you just get yourself beaten up inside the gym, at the apartment hallway or if you want to push maybe even the sidewalk.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:58 PM   #25
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Re: how to avoid getting beaten up 'on the street.'

Hey all,

I found ducking worked very well

(several years ago person about 4 years older than me near broke his hand on a bin trying to punch me 'showing off' to his friend ) poor bin....

that and glaring at the broken bottle weilder (his friends talked him out of the idea lol)

Grant

- serious note though - if possible don't antagonise and don't get involved - if you can, run.

Never will you get a more patronising look than when you try Aikido on a cat...
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