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BigbadGus BigbadGus 36-40, M 16 Answers Dec 23, 2012 in Hobbies

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having a death wish isn't as popular as it use to be.

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We live in a culture driven by fear. I personally believe that this is government driven propaganda. If you just look at the media the main topics are ba<x>sed on fear or distraction. Of course there is a risk involved in picking up a hitch hiker. The most likely reason that people need to hitch a ride is because they are down-and-out. I think that people view this culture of person as desperate. Desperate people do desperate things. However, I also think these views are what drive people to do what they do. To be oppressed by discrimination is a hard cross for a person or group to bear. Until we start treating each other in all areas as equals, things will only get worse.

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I think you're probably right.

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You cannot think that way. We need people to stand up, articulately and respectfully, for what is right. Without that, none of us have a chance.

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P.S. I am sick of it, too.

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Too many psychos out there...

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I've been known to pick up someone walking, but I almost never see a person who is actually hitchhiking. And I've gotten to the point where I will only pick up a female, with a few exceptions. I also am more careful of that sort of thing when my son is in the car.<br />
I have found that many people will still offer a ride to someone that they see walking, especially if it's somewhere like on the highway or way out in the country.

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They are perceived as losers and miscreants, so why take a chance?

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They do, I'v been all over.

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Why risk it? I imagine is what most people figure.

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I have been known to, but as a lot of my driving is on Motorways I don't actually see that many

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No compassion for anyone in need<br />
and because to many psychos running around....why chance being rapes or murdered

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because you can't be sure what sort of person your picking up.

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i do

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