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Barcelona pickpockets targetting the Olympics

Barcelona pickpockets targetting the Olympics

Jul 18th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Barcelona pickpockets targetting the Olympics

Hardly surprising news, but an interesting article and film - which shows how quickly and easily they steal stuff from you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18798792

Maybe Barcelona will be just a little bit safer while the Olympics are on. Or maybe not.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Fascinating, but they are mostly Romanians.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Does anyone really care what country they are from?
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Jul 18th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Yep Dukey, that was an odd remark-- when your wallet is gone does it really makes a difference where was the thief born?...really.

You still can keep Barcelona....
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Jul 18th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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They must have long arms.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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just today's global economy
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Jul 18th, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Well its nice to hear that London is being pre-emptive about them - Barcelona certainly doesn't have the reputation of trying too hard to stop the problems there.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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"Barcelona certainly doesn't have the reputation of trying too hard to stop the problems there."
Barcelona is a city with 3 million inhabitants. Do you mean all 3 million?
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Jul 18th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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"Barcelona certainly doesn't have the reputation of trying too hard to stop the problems there."
Barcelona is a city with 3 million inhabitants. Do you mean all 3 million?>

well of course locals don't like it but it's the authorities that are to blame for not trying hard to enough to stop what may be along with Madrid Europe's biggest street crime scene with not only pickpocketing but violent muggings.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 02:38 PM
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PalenQ, unless you are the alter ego of suec1, I do not think you are in any position to reply to my question.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 11:46 PM
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TonyBishop-- you are posting on a public forum, YOU are in no position to dictate who can reply or not to your comments.

BTW, in reply to your comment, anybody with an ounce of brain understand ""Barcelona certainly doesn't have the reputation of trying too hard to stop the problems there." to be in reference to those running the city.
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Jul 19th, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Yet another alter ego. Yes, I know I am posting on a public forum. And, no, I am not trying to dictate who can and cannot reply.

However, it should be abundantly clear that my question was aimed at suec1. He was the one who used the name "Barcelona" as if it were a person.
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Jul 19th, 2012, 06:06 AM
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Why not make pickpocketing an Olympic event? Each country sends their best to London. A gold medal to the winner, though the medal would likely be stolen within minutes by the silver medal winner.

This post is not directed at anyone or any country in particular. All replies welcome.
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Jul 19th, 2012, 07:29 AM
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I hope the majority of them don't come back EVER. And I further hope our legal system changes SOON to be able to do what the British will be doing to them.. throwing them in jail. At least that would be progress.

Why do you think Spain is a haven for them? We have the friendliest criminal judicial system in the Western World, IMO..
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Jul 19th, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Why not make pickpocketing an Olympic event?
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If the Chinese participate, you would just love for some 12 year old girl to stick her hand in your pocket.

(I think most people will see this as a hostile, but I know you will understand.)
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Jul 19th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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If pickpocketing were an Olympic event I'd bet on Romania to take the gold!



hey hey Tony - if you want to censor folks and decide who can and cannot comment get your own web site and forum or else let the discussion process continue without throwing barbs and intimidating folks.

Capiche?
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Jul 19th, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I'm wondering if I really want said posters to be my alter egos! is that like split personalities? For some reason I seem to annoy Tony - I'll have to lay low on the threads he is posting on until he is bounced out of Fodorville.
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Jul 20th, 2012, 12:23 AM
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No, suec1, you do not annoy me. Life is far too short to get annoyed with people like you.

However your posts, and failure to acknowledge your error, on Jul 18, 12 at 11:31pm onwards on this thread tell me a lot about you.
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...m#last-comment
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Jul 20th, 2012, 01:50 AM
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"I'll have to lay low on the threads he is posting on until he is bounced out of Fodorville."
Don´t worry your little head. I´m leaving this forum under my own steam.
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Jul 20th, 2012, 05:11 AM
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Ah come on.. everybody.

It's hot. We're losing buying power fast. Don't quibble over nonsense and let's all try not to offend each other.

I think we all have valuable opinions/suggestions.. but no sarcasm.. no offense and we're good to go.
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