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.
If you want to be picky, and the earth has, as you say, been the center of our observable universe, then I can say I've certainly never been within 3 meters of the center of the observable universe ever. Maybe 3900 miles from it, yes, but not ahandful of meters (I'd be cooked)
Also doesn't count the fact that yesterday I tromped up and down Stone Mountain (elv. 1680ft, and the redneck version of the quentulus quazgar mountains) which is a lot more than 3 meters; and you don't want to know about the flights to the UK, California, etc.
If you're going to do facts, know your facts first!
Of course all this presupposes that he earth is the center of the observable universe, which is a hypothesis, not a fact. For instance, it's a theoretical construct that we can see equally far in all directions, but all we really know is how far away certain objects that we can see are. And if we have objects that are further in a rough direction (say because all the scopes are better on that area - think north v south hemisphere) then the center is not 'the center'. And of course, if we were a bit like the planet Kriket, and had a massive dust cloud obscuring part of our view, that too would skew the center.
(claiming astronomical facts against someone that does astrophysics for fun, probably not the best idea either, doubly so
no, I'm not trying to, others are. I've seen court cases where plaintiffs have used the tools to try and get that. I even specifically say that at the start of the second paragraph.
Most people often aren't the most technically minded, give them a tool, tell them it CAN produce an output, and they'll assume that any output that looks like the best quality possible, IS the best one available.
And the first paragraph refers to a story where LOTS of people have assumed just that.
Me, I'm just quantifying how bad they are... as I say right at the start.
My wife was actually a bit nervous about this piece, because we've had issues in the past (Anonymous members have tried to Doxx me, and so did Jeremy Hammond in an attempt to dissuade me from reporting a parole violation in 09). None of them even came close to where I live though, so it's not that big of a risk.
But yes, I should maybe do a followup using some of the VPN's and proxies I've got access to, see where they come out. Probably something I should get to after I come down from the high of BattleBots filming this next week, if anyone's interested?
They should hall have error circles in it, because that's just being honest. none of them are even mile-accurate, and one service did give error circles for two of the tests, but not for one - which pointed at the same location as one of the error-circle tests.