Too many cowards whinge about not being able to cower behind as many guns as they want against a non-existent threat, and see every fact-based action against their paranoia as 'destroying the country' and 'ignoring the constitution'
You want to see ignoring the fucking Constitution, it's cowards and authoritarian shitheads like this CBP agent that will probably be granted immunity from taking responsibility for the consequences of his actions - essentially kidnapping an 18yo girl, and having her raped because he felt like it, and hiding behind his badge while willing medical personnel at the local hospital were happy to do whatever he wanted them to do.
Fuck the 2nd amendment,it's purpose was to provide an armed citizenry in place of an army. You see the US Army, the national Guards? They were established because the founders realised the 2nd didn't fucking work, and they were NEVER about personal protection (at least not until Scalia decided to re-write history back in 2008 and ignore 215 years of rulings - some by the people that wrote it and voted it into being - saying the opposite). You know what WAS supposed to protect you from things like the tyranny of the government? The 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments. So while people have been fixating on their personal paranoia and their desire to hold a blued-steel "comfort blanket", their actual protection from the government has been eroded with exception after exception and priviledge heaped upon immunity for police officers, while prosecutors defer to those same agents and refuse to apply the law to them as they do to us (in fact the courts NOW say law enforcement doesn't have to know the law, but for us 'ignorance is no excuse' still)
If you think your freedom depends on your owning a gun (and the 2nd amendment) and you don't care about the 4th, 5th, 6th or 14th amendments, then think on this. If a police officer makes something up about you (or just imagines something) and shoots you, odds are good he'll face ZERO PENALTIES for doing so. You shoot him, even with good reason, you'll be dealt with harshly, if not killed yourself. Again, it was written to provide an alternative to having an army, nothing more.
Your freedom doesn't depend on guns, it never has. It's depended on you defending your rights and ensuring they aren't weakened and made useless. It doesn't matter how much you fellate a .45 or worship the fantasy world of Wayne LaPierre, it doesn't do shit for your freedoms - if anything it creates more excuses to do away with your freedoms and rights. This case is a perfect example, but there are others, some this very week; cases of 'the end justifies the means', and that's bad.
But most self-proclaimed "patriots" and "lovers of freedom" don't care, because they're too worried about not being able to buy the gun they want to assuage their fear or compensate for their insecurities. That's just sad, and pathetic, and as far from 'patriotic' as you can get.
I think you should probably fire the pastor teaching you history.
The Catholic church held NO sway over the politics of Great Britain, not for several hundred years by the time of the 1st Amendment.
In case you've never been taught ACTUAL history, England split from the papalcy in the 16th century when the Pope wouldn't grant Henry VIII a divorce. So they expelled the papal representatives and so was excommunicated. Later Mary was put in the Tower for being a catholic, and the whole Spanish Armada thing was because the Catholic Spaniards were attacking the (to them) heathen English. And James I converted to Protestantism when he became King (he had been a Catholic when he was James VI of Scotland), which is what led to the gunpowder plot (to blow up the Houses of Parliament during the King's address) which is still commemorated today by Guy Fawkes night on November 5, and by Anon-tards buying masks from Warner Bros to show their desire to 'fight the system'. Oh, then he did the King James version of the Bible, for the common man (in English, rather than Latin). Also, funny thing, James was bisexual (although more strongly in the homosexual camp, having his first male lover - a Duke from the Scottish court iirc - at the age of 14).
What most Americans know as 'episcopalian', is more commonly known as 'Church of England', the head of which is NOT the Pope, but the British Monarch. Hence the queen's title, "Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith" - the last bit refers to her role as head of the CofE.
"and NOBODY pays attention to them because they are too gentle, peaceful and loving in a horror-show world !"
Er, those aren't the 'true' christians. They're the ones that follow the fictional idealised self-image of christians. The reality is that most christians are 'true' christians, as if you actually read the entire book and teachings, there's 10 lots of intollerance, for every 'peace and love'. Heck there's more 'kill unbelievers' than 'turn the other cheeks', and at least 3 places in the bible say 'you should commit genocide against unbelievers', one place even goes further and says you should also kill any believers around unbelievers, because they let the unbelievers live, so just destroy the entire city and everyone in it.
That's the real spirit of Christianity. hell, it's even in the 10 commandments, AS THE FIRST ONE "You shall have no other gods before Me"
WEll, to 'friend'them, they'd have to be a profile, but they're not a person, so they should have a 'page' instead (and 'profiles' for non-persons are reportable and a TOS violation), which can't do that.
Oh, and you can 'friend' them and then reclassify them using groups/listings to give them zero access if you want.
Yeah, a friend of mine FOIA's the CIA about their Kryptos statue in their garden(one she's actually been in to see) and it took about 5 years. Here's her explaining her process https://youtu.be/bau07LTrBZY?t=24m55s
Actually, we have lots of ACTUAL writings, mostly contemporary, monuments built by those that knew them etc.
With jesus, all the writings came about decades after death - not a single one was written within at least two generations of his alleged life.
If you deem what there is of Jesus 'proof' he existed, then there's also 'proof' that Harry Potter existed, and what's more the writings about Potter are more concise, more accurate, less at odds with each other.
Oh, this was about a mile northeast of the prison/hospital/death row. just gotten dark again, 55mph limit 2 lane road. They were dong license checks, but no big flashing blue lights (probably so people don't detour around them) while the two deputies were standing in the middle of the road.
the tires and stuff under the hood were generally in the car when bought. They're not regular models that are then converted, they're purpose-built models (called 'special service' for those designed for use in pursuits) with their own model codes and everything.
One of the best resources for starting on understanding police vehicles is the MSP police vehicle evaluations. I wish they'd add in a 'general sale' version in too though, so at least with the performance tests, you can appreciate the differences.
You should foia some of the purchase orders then. They're less than that. The 2010 MSP vehicle eval indicates they've had vehicle bids of $18k (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/MSP_2012VehicleTestBook_Web_PDF_375491_7.pdf page 82 [79 indicated])
Meanwhile, you a PD in/around Chicago, and want a new interceptor? It's $23,291 for the Taurus based one, and $25,555 for the explorer based one, at least according to one dealer, RIGHT NOW. That's 10k less than IT guy, and 5k less than your figure.
In Missouri, it's $25k for the regular interceptor, $26k if you want AWD, and a little less if you want the AWD charger or Caprice.
in Washington state it's $22.4k for the base sedan, but with options and tax it comes to $25,242 for the P2L (FWD) The SUV, they show as $26k base, and with options, sales tax (8-9%) it comes to $30k delivered.
Of course, if you want deals, Florida has you beat. Their documents show you could get a 2016 police spec FWD impala for a base price of $19600, a P2L Ford Interceptor for a base of $22k, and the K8A interceptor (AWD explorer) for $25,400.
So either prices have dropped a lot since 2012 (they haven't) or you've been confusing retail costs for retail models, with contract costs for 'special service' vehicles negotiated with the states. Of course, not everyone goes through these state contracts, this report from a year ago shows that some departments in Ohio sourced their own vehicles and still saved some money.
So yeah.... Pretty sure my numbers were accurate. Part of the reason is about 8-9 years ago I was looking at getting into the game, like Carbon Motors tried, except I'd have been focusing on high-end traffic patrol vehicles, like the Volvo70R's I spent time in when doing accident investigation work with the UK police.
Actually, you'd be surprised how cheap many of the vehicles are.
A crown vic in police pursuit spec about 5-6 years ago would cost an agency about $15k. I'd guess a pursuit spec Taurus may be 18-20k now. They're often stripped of the 'nice stuff' that pumps up the price, and the margin is in volume.
The impretza's used by Google, start at $18k btw, for half the power.
Quite interesting to note his employment form too.
There's quite a lot of typos in it, such as "Why do you want to work for central control?" (pg6) is answered "I AM NOT WANT TO WORK FOR CENTCOMM".
Page 7 says he worked as a 'CORPROAL' (and not a 'Corporal') for a police department that's just a PO box on a highway, with no town or state listed.
Finally some other goodies on Page 7. He was a LT, in charge of SWAT, their Criminal Investigative Division, AND the Dive Team (Butts county is bordered tot he east by Lake jackson, caused by the Lloyd Shoals hydro dam to produce the Ocmulgee river. Right by the dam is the Sack-o-Suds from the movie [and legal education tool] My Cousin Vinny, filmed mostly in neighbouring Jasper county) for a county of about 25,000 (Jackson has a population of 5,000) which also has a stretch of I75 (with Truck stop) and the Georgia Diagnostic Prison and Death Row.
From there he became a 'corproal' in Siloam Springs, AR. A town with a population of 15k, and one of the small towns in a county dominated by Bentonville. This job he left after 'irreconcilable differences with the chief of police', and so gives his superior as a Sergeant.
His NEXT job is a 'part time patrolman' in 'TONTITOWM' (sic). The police departments are literally 18.1 miles apart on the same road (Tontitown is east of Siloam Springs) but now he's been demoted again, and in a town of 2,400 at that. Also, he's listing the Chief as his superior again, not a Sergeant or similar immediate supervisor.
Also, it seems that his Job here in GA didn't include "enforce the laws of the State of Georgia'
Finally, bottom of page 9 asks for his former residences. He lists 191 Qual [sic] trail, but lists he exited October 2010, and that the landlord was OCWEN. He filed this on April 15th, but the appeal court ruling didn't come out until May 3rd - so he'd admitted the facts to deny the immunity claim before the appeal court ruled on it.
I've had some dealings with the Butts county SD in the past (they're a county or two over from me) and this doesn't surprise me.
Hell, we almost ran over two of their deputies a few years back, they were running a license check on GA36 between I75/death row and Jackson, at 11pm, and had NO lights at all on their vehicles except for a corner marker on the side of the road, when we pulled to the center to give the parked cruiser the space the law demands, thats when the officers flashlights appeared, so we slammed on the brakes. they were... argumentative, but were finally persuaded to put their cars blue lights on to avoid being creamed by a car or semi looking to cut the corner to I20.
"Further, Plaintiffs allege that Soval, a character first seen in an episode of the Star Trek Enterprise television series and later seen in other Star Trek Copyrighted Works including the 1979 Motion Picture, appears in Defendants’ Prelude to Axanar wearing a copied costume and portraying himself as the same Soval character as in the Star Trek Copyrighted Works."
first seen in Enterprise? The enterprise that aired between September 26 2001 and may 13 2005? So the character was FIRST seen there, THEN also in the 1979 movie?
Who wrote this brief? Crewman Daniels? I expect a ruling from Temporal Investigations on this soon.
I don't see how they (ISPs) can even justify their cap levels.
two years ago, I was on AT&T DSL. I wasn't exactly pushing it hard and yet I broke 250GB (not even the 15Gb they said DSL was limited to) most months. And that's with 6/0.5Mbit DSL - something that hadn't been 'broadband' for a few years, and which had stayed steady in price since 2007.
I'm now on charter (as those that read my IPgeolocation piece will know) and it's 60/4. I looked up some stats for some of my devices at the end of Jan, and just between the xbox, my main desktop, my tablet, son's tablet and wife's phone, we'd done over 300gb. That doesn't count the smartTV, eldest's phone, eldest's laptop or tablet, youngest's tablet, my laptop, my media-editing desktop (which does all my multi-gig youtube uploads), my wife's laptop (where she works from home most days via a VPN) or my work PC (where I do all the lovely bittorrent testing stuff for TorrentFreak)
I wouldn't be surprised if I pushed a terabyte or more a month. And the worst thing - I have apprximately 64Mbit/sec of bandwidth available to me. 1TB/month is not even 4Mbit/sec average. it's 1/16th of what I pay for, and I'm betting that's WAY over what they claim I should use.