for reasons best known to themselves they believe the h in herb is silent
Please google "living in the USA or listen to Bruce Springstien, maybe go to "**** Amercia" you will know th wild and seedy side first
Don't let people scare you go experience it for yourself go with your family or some friends and enjoy it. I have been in places a lot worse than the us and because I don't walk around flashing my money with a massive camera round my neck (I keep a small one in my bag) and get my map out on the street (I stop for a coffee and do it in the coffe shop) and walk around alone (always travel with some one else even around your own country) I have never had any problems simple rules keep you safe. Go see the world don't be too frightened and spend a lot of time regretting it.
pff america , the birth place of aids