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  • #22858
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    MountainBiker
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    Malgus, I know the days of telling parents how to properly raise their kids may be past for many and we can see the fruits of it all around us, but it’s time Jesse, Al, Eric, Barrack and the rest of the gang start telling “their” people to smarten up or their lot will never improve. And there are plenty of white folks that need to get the same message too. How much money one has has nothing to do with properly raising children.

    Now on the egg McMuffin issue, you might think about putting that on your skills acquisition list. I make way better egg McMuffins than McDonalds does. When we have house guests it’s always what they want for breakfast.

    Toasted English Muffin with a little butter & mayo on it, a poached egg, cheddar cheese, and crisp bacon. A breakfast fit for a king.

    This thread has really drifted now……

    #22859
    Malgus
    Malgus
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    I don’t mind thread drift one bit.. I just equate it with that weird stream-of-consciousness writing.. sometimes you learn stuff…

    Like now, thanks to you, I know how to make a halfway decent Egga-muffin (what I called them back when I was tiny… I also couldn’t pronounce “Pop Tarts”… came out as “Parp Tots”… still got me my Pop Tarts, though :) )…

    As far as the parent thing, well, it’s just our own civilization in decline… anything goes, don’t make judgement calls on anyone, don’t judge behavior, tolerate anything except intolerance (wait… what?)… bleah…

    I think sometimes I’d be better off living full time in one of those “Living History” places… I’m pretty sure those folks were way happier and better adjusted than we are… “stuff” doesn’t equate with happiness… though I would miss old Warner Brothers cartoons… and Egga-Muffins…

    The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1

    #22863
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    MountainBiker
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    There were 6 kids in my family and 5 in my uncle’s two blocks over from us, all of us in a blue collar neighborhood. My mother was very strict when it came to behavior from the time we were toddlers until we left the house, and woe to the kid who did not do well in school or who got into the least bit of trouble. My cousins did as they pleased with their mother looking to be their friend more than their mother. All 6 of us in my household did well in life and made our parent’s proud. 5 of the 6 graduated college, 4 with advanced degrees. None of my cousins ever amounted to much. Only 1 of the 5 graduated from high school. It used to irritate my mother when my Aunt would threaten her kids with “if you don’t behave I’m going to send you over to Aunt Louise’s”. Of course they wouldn’t behave and she wouldn’t follow through with even that threat. If she had, they surely would have towed the line with my mother. Parenting does make a difference.

    My daughter’s 2 year old has already been trained to and is expected to say please and thank you. She gets time outs when she misbehaves. They limit how much TV she can watch and they read to her every day, more than once.

    #22864
    elijah
    elijah
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    I don’t mind thread drift either, figuring that it will come back into line before too long, and if it doesn’t then it can be split off into a new thread. Besides, as Malgus said, it can be quite interesting and one can learn new things. Some of the best stuff I’ve read in forums has come this way. If it goes on too long I guess someone could give a reminder.

    Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
    Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!

    #22867
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    freedom
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    rnews

    Well back a little to the post, I think the police need to stop the purchases of all these military hardware. Guns are fine and even AR 15 is ok to have in the back of there cars but should not be taken out every time there is a guy with a hand gun, the AR should be for bank robbers type or gangs armed with the same weapons.

    The police need to stop responding with military gear for a home domestic problem. And even in these responses they do not need a tank type of military gear. A SWAT team has all they need. Also they do not need to bring in the SWAT team for everything.

    #22868
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    freedom
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    rnews

    Here is a great article I read on Oath Keepers blog, Police Work, or Soldier Work?

    http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/08/21/whats-the-buzz/

    #22869
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    Malgus:
    Can’t say about the ‘hairstyle’ but can give a few educated guesses.
    Two of the guys I knew or worked with went ‘clean’, but it was because their MPB caused such a ring around their head it was laughable. Friar Tuck had more hair. So they took the rest off.
    My wife says if I ever get to the combover stage, she’s shaving my head in the night.

    Secondly, if you get enough pepper spray in your hair, it doesn’t just wash out. I’ve been taco sauced enough times to know that the next shower you take will recontaminate you when you wash your hair.

    Thirdly, I blame Sammy Jackson and his role in SWAT for the style. Even cops want to look cool.
    Personally I think it looks ridiculous and hated to even trim my hair in the winter, it’s cold without that extra layer of insulation. More than once I had my Chief ask “When are you going to get a haircut”?, my normal reply was “When I get a raise”.

    Officer Friendly? He got suspended indefinitely.

    http://news.yahoo.com/officer-pointed-gun-protesters-suspended-213523807.html

    St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said the officer is with the police department in St. Ann, another St. Louis County town near Ferguson. His name hasn’t been released. Messages seeking comment from St. Ann’s police chief were not returned.

    Schellman said a county police sergeant took immediate action, telling the officer to lower the weapon and escorting him from the area. The officer was suspended indefinitely.

    Long range shooting, it fell off the map for a while, with most shootings happening at under 5Y, most people including LE don’t shoot at any distance to speak of.

    We can look at history and see the handful of shootings where long range (pistol) occurred, the first two that come to mind are Major Hassan and Columbine. Both are under 100Y, but not by much.
    Most places, they’ve taken the 25Y shooting out of the training, having people move in to 15Y to ‘engage’ the targets.
    More than once, I’ve heard or said it myself while walking down the firing line.
    Quoting Willem Dafoe from Boondock Saints, “Good shooting, $%&tty shooting”.
    More than once, a cops career is extended because of remedial training.

    As to kids these days, a couple of years back we were at a gunshow in Denver.
    We were setting up and the gent across from us was mortified that our kids were helping, then the next day when the show started, the kids were actually helping sell holsters and such. By Sunday afternoon, he stopped over and complimented us on our kids, their behavior and manners, and went so far as to give them each an LED flashlight off his table. As a thank you, our youngest went across the aisle and helped him hawk his goods, I think his sales doubled while she was there. (Ice to an eskimo)

    Parenting has gone out the door these days, I see it in some of my Scouts (single parent homes), I see it in some of the kids friends, (thankfully they’re normally not friends long because of it), it is sad and disturbing to watch in so many ways. We recently got to watch several different ‘grades’ in Jr High school over the last two school years. And bluntly, the new 10th grade class, I wouldn’t give you a nickle for. The new 8th, will make up for them, at least here.
    I had never seen the disparity so marked across grades but it was there. You could see it in the kids, you could see it in the parents at sporting events. The grade schools aren’t so polarized yet, but we shall see.

    #22879
    Malgus
    Malgus
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    member8

    Best.

    Scene.

    Ever….

    The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1

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    #22881
    Malgus
    Malgus
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    By the way, Whirl… thought you might get a kick out of this…

    The Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy

    There’s loads of tropes in here that are actually pretty funny… Gun Fu, Improbable Aiming Skills, Hero Tracking Failure, Bullet Time…. you’ll see a bunch of stuff in there I know you and I both laugh at…

    The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1

    #22885
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    namelus
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    That was funny malgus….

    http://miculek.com/

    anyone who can out shoot an ak on full auto with a mag change and hit accurately , cowboy shoot and reload a revolver once in under 2 seconds with accuracy and hit 1000 yes 1000 yards with a 9 mm pistol in second shot is NEVER date his daughter and bring her home late

    #22917
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    Novus Ordo
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    rprepper

    Found some quite interesting things for the somewhat tame San Diego county – 147 bayonets, 38 rolls of concertina wire, 14 sets of camo anti-radar netting, 60 anti-glare scope covers, 150 sets of Snow Camo parka’s/trousers – along with approximately 127 M16’s and 34 M14’s and lots and lots of camo clothing. I can see the AR’s and maybe a few M14’s for a DM rifle, but all the rest of it? Unless one of you LE types can help out, I just can’t see the “need” for bayonets or snow camo? And they’re supposed to be able to “show use” for this? I’d hate to look at Los Angeles county…

    IMO, even SWAT’s should wear the regular uniform color and not camo if for the sole purpose of remaining a bit de-militarized.

    Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
    - Thomas Paine

    #22920
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    Doesn’t sound like police work to me. Sounds like a military operation. The snow camo confuses me. Does it snow in San Diego County?

    #22931
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    Novus Ordo
    Hunter
    rprepper

    Actually, it has – but only about an inch and only lasted a couple hours. No where near enough time to don your snow camo for an op where you had to sneak up on the perp. Oh, and that was only one winter in the last 14 that I’ve been here.

    I don’t want to take any credit here, but Malgus’ link to someone named Ol’ Remus on the BOB topic has a really good article on the Ferguson issue now posted first. It addresses police militarization and has some very good points on how language has changed over time (law enforcement vs. peace officer) in addition to the entire Ferguson story. Check it out below – it’s well worth it. Scroll below the “Artist of the Day”.

    http://www.woodpilereport.com/

    Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
    - Thomas Paine

    #22939
    Tolik
    Tolik
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    THats ok , heads will roll , all they are going to do ( in all states ) is create another Lexington / Concorde .
    But we will resist ………..and eventually win !

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    #22966
    Whirlibird
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    <div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Novus Ordo wrote:</div>Found some quite interesting things for the somewhat tame San Diego county – 147 bayonets, 38 rolls of concertina wire, 14 sets of camo anti-radar netting, 60 anti-glare scope covers, 150 sets of Snow Camo parka’s/trousers – along with approximately 127 M16′s and 34 M14′s and lots and lots of camo clothing. I can see the AR’s and maybe a few M14′s for a DM rifle, but all the rest of it? Unless one of you LE types can help out, I just can’t see the “need” for bayonets or snow camo? And they’re supposed to be able to “show use” for this? I’d hate to look at Los Angeles county…

    IMO, even SWAT’s should wear the regular uniform color and not camo if for the sole purpose of remaining a bit de-militarized.

    SDPD and others do “assist other agencies” across the state, including BP and others in the hills where it does snow.

    Again, cheap camo makes for cheap training clothing.

    The concertina wire, on top of chain link fencing. Why buy commercial when its already paid for by the taxpayers and can be put into use around the jail, auto impound, etc., for nothing more than the gas to go pick it up.

    The problem with using PD blue for everything is the sun, which they have in SD. Stand out in the sun for any length of time and you start to really want to switch to Sheriffs khaki. Now lay down while on a hostage situation on a roof, and its even worse.

    PD blue also attracts and shows every hair, bit of dirt and crud that you come in contact with. More often than not, I ended up at home changing my uniform before my shift was over.

    Most swat callouts end peacefully, but the clothing takes a beating every time, durable and cheap (bdu’s) have their place.

    I wore standard wool blend pants most of the time, I hate bdu pants, but would change to them when I knew I was going to get messy or damage them. At $80-100 a pair, the uniform pants are too expensive to trash unnecessarily.

    The bayonets? We got a couple in the box with the rifles, didn’t even ask for them, more junk to put in a box and have to inventory.

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