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  1. So, now you are accusing me of not trying to be helpful? Wow. I'm seriously regretting joining Escapees. All I've seen over the past few weeks is bickering, attacks, and petty defensiveness. Okay guys, you've heard the last of me. Enjoy my money.
  2. If that's true, it means that live.com is not intelligent enough to detect a phishing scam, and will gladly let you compromise yourself by clicking on one.
  3. Exactly. Thanks BlueLightning - at least *somebody* understands what I said!
  4. You misunderstand my post. I'm saying that the email was structured like a phishing scam. I'm sure it was an innocent mistake by whomever composed it. However, it was flagged by my email client and automatically reported. Many anti-malware clients will also flag it. That means that the entire escapees.com domain can be put on a list of untrustable sites and blocked if enough reports are generated. The simple solution is for escapees to never again structure an email that looks like a phishing scam. Otherwise, it runs the risk of ending up on a ban list used by anti-malware software. You should NEVER display one URL and have it take you to a different URL when clicking on it. For reference, here is the offending part of the email: You will find this census at </span><u><a href=3D"https://escapees.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3Dd8bc0f46a19a696e5c335f4d2&id=3Dccd922d33d&e=3D3ed43a78a7" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"word-wrap: break-word;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #6DC6DD;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVerCensus</a>
  5. I also got the email, but my email client rightly flagged it as a phishing scam. Why? Because the URL in the email said it would take you to "https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVerCensus", but it would instead send you to https://escapees.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=<long tracking id number>. I realize that Escapees wants to track who takes the survey, but it is a RED FLAG to display one URL as a clickable link that then takes you to an entirely different site. That's the very definition of "phishing scam".
  6. Murders "per capita", IMO, says nothing about relative safety. If my town, pop. 300, had just ONE murder, it would jump to the top of the list for the entire nation - if the metric is per capita. Had that study been fair and capped the minimum population to 1,000,000 or so (apples to apples), then Chicago is indeed #1.
  7. A cane can also be a liability as you will be perceived as someone who is unable to run away or give chase. I have never been forced to draw a weapon (thank God). One thing to remember is to never willingly go into situations that you would not go into unarmed. A gun is a last resort item, not the first line of defense. I would be more likely to use mine on a rabid animal than another human but, as my instructor says, "when seconds count, the police are only minutes away". He is both a LEO and a retired army colonel.
  8. I was referring to the "remarkably accurate" comment, not the support.
  9. You *do* know that Wikipedia content is entirely community driven and that *anyone* can write or edit an entry, right?
  10. Works great boondocking, but I wouldn't want to reach the 00 in a park. Could ruin the day for my neighbor, and the one next to him. Even for a good guy with training, self defense insurance is worth considering. You may have saved lives, but the financial and legal burden is just beginning... https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/
  11. There's something I forgot to be thankful for last Thursday: "A Microsoft-free household".
  12. RV_, Looks like a copy/paste error with your link - I get a page with details of an inmate... EDIT: looks like you fixed it. Deleted link here.
  13. Well, that depends on who did the survey. This one says 43% of all households are gun owning: https://www.statista.com/statistics/249740/percentage-of-households-in-the-united-states-owning-a-firearm/ And, we all know how accurate surveys are - particularly when asking about ownership of something that many are trying to take away... As for RVers on a trip, staying out of large metropolitan areas and in more rural settings, you BET the majority of Americans they meet will be armed (and that's not a bad thing).
  14. Only YOU can determine where to draw the line between minimizing risk and actually living life.
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