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...and that was before we were all injected with microchips.
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I remember being taken from a USAF base by two civilian detectives who would not divulge to me what I had done. Once in Swindon I was informed I owed five quid for not leaving my 'parking' lights on while parked at night.
That was 1963.
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Well, from the American cop shows we get here, you've the same thing going on. Germany has a TV and radio licensing scheme too, you're apparently supposed to have a license for each piece of equipment. Luckily, you are well within your rights to tell the agency to never darken your doorway over there.
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Well, from the American cop shows we get here, you've the same thing going on.
Yes we do...on TV. There is a lot of fantasy in those shows.
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CW wrote:

Oh no. The reality cop shows (i.e. COPS) are spot-on real life.
In my experience, people are funny. If you strees 'em a bit, they get funnier. You see, when people come under pressure, the facade of rationality falls away and they go nuts. Talk to anybody who sees people in stressful situations - cops, firefighters, emergency room workers, EMTs, and the like - and they could tell you stories...
The stories will shock you and tremble your sensibilities. After a bit, though, YOUR apprehension of proper interaction will fall away and you'll begin to appreciate the humor of the situation. Here's a couple that happened to me:
Me: "Aren't you aware you could kill someone by driving so closely?" Squint: "Honest! I didn't know you was the fuzz. I thought you was just a couple of ordinary turds."
Dispatcher: "352 - check a report of a nude, black, female running across the Highway 90 bridge at this time." Car: "352 - clear. Enroute."
(two minutes pass)
Dispatcher: "352 - additional information on your nude, black, female subject. She is reportedly being pursued at this time by another black female with a knife. Handle Code 3" Car: "352 - clear. (sound of siren in background)"
Of course if you DO begin to see the humor, you risk being warped forever. Be warned.
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I was talking about the reality ones!
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On 11/15/2010 6:59 AM, David Paste wrote:

Until the advent of the computer, and an out of control, self perpetuating bureaucracy foisted upon us by an increasingly ignorant electorate, the country between the two coasts were never used to that kind of intrusion into privacy ... it simply was not bureaucratically possible to do so.
Those of us who grew up with that have a hard time standing still for the current state of affairs ... then again, about all we can do now is mouth off about it.
You snooze, you lose while the sheep continue to the vote the wolves in.
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Lobby Dosser wrote:

Which begs the question: why should it even BE a ballot issue?
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A lot of stuff here becomes a ballot issue. See my sig.
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Twice in the same thread? http://begthequestion.info /
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RE: Subject
I'm old enough to remember when Nov 11 was celebrated as "Armistice Day" in honor of those who served in WWI.
First celebrated to remember "The eleventh month, the eleventh day, the eleventh hour".
The change to "Veteran's Day is a rather recent event.
Lew
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On 11/11/2010 5:29 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

Depends upon the perspective of age:
June 1, 1954
My 25 daughter thinks it has always been that way ... and it has, to her.
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"Swingman" wrote:

The year McCain graduated from high school.
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Same to you and all other vets.
Max US Army, 1949-1953 1st Cav. Korea, '50 - '51
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It is absolutely incredible to me that a three line, heartfelt post expressing appreciation for military veterans can be turned into the normal, whiny sewage this group turns out.
How?
How could some of you hijack a three sentence thread and turn it into a pedantic, snotty diatribe on your personal off topic opinions? WTF is the matter with you guys?
All of us owe a great debt to those who have served and are serving. All of us. Every single one.
To turn this thread into anything but an expression of that thought is petty and enormously selfish. Shame on some of you. So damn little is done these days to show how much we care about our veterans, especially those in need.
Shame on you.
As a small bit of show of my appreciation for a job well done, I will be serving the soldiers and their families dinner on Sunday at Brook Army Medical Center at the Intrepid facility. Their Veteran's Day dinner is held this weekend so that their families can be off work and school to come visit them in the hospital.
http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/About-IFHF.aspx
With the time and energy spent here with pedantic squabbling and wry political observations, why not REALLY give shit and do something besides talk about it? The link above has a button for anyone wanting to donate.
Time around the brave soldiers at the center that have been brutally maimed is profoundly humbling. To see their struggle towards recovery will bring you to tears. Only one of my friends can take an evening of it, and it is gut wrenching. To have them **thank me** for volunteering makes me really, completely uncomfortable. It's just a few days of coordination and on evening on my part. For them? These guys are "catastrophically" wounded. Their lives are starting over.
But on the other hand, an afternoon and evening with them can be rewarding as hell. I am pleased to be able to help where I can. I will also be on a fact finding mission Sunday to see if how many want a good cigar for the courtyard outside to smoke during Sunday night football. Cigars always seem to cheer these guys up, even though 99% of them never really smoke them.
Those guys are what the day is about. You guys can take any thread you want to twist into a political rant or a pulpit to for your opinions Let this thread be.
I would personally like to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all that have served and are serving.
Robert
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A lot of unburned off energy on this group.
It's real easy...just like this.
Can you cite any references for your stupid claims?
LOL
It is absolutely incredible to me that a three line, heartfelt post expressing appreciation for military veterans can be turned into the normal, whiny sewage this group turns out.
How?
How could some of you hijack a three sentence thread and turn it into a pedantic, snotty diatribe on your personal off topic opinions? WTF is the matter with you guys?
All of us owe a great debt to those who have served and are serving. All of us. Every single one.
To turn this thread into anything but an expression of that thought is petty and enormously selfish. Shame on some of you. So damn little is done these days to show how much we care about our veterans, especially those in need.
Shame on you.
As a small bit of show of my appreciation for a job well done, I will be serving the soldiers and their families dinner on Sunday at Brook Army Medical Center at the Intrepid facility. Their Veteran's Day dinner is held this weekend so that their families can be off work and school to come visit them in the hospital.
http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/About-IFHF.aspx
With the time and energy spent here with pedantic squabbling and wry political observations, why not REALLY give shit and do something besides talk about it? The link above has a button for anyone wanting to donate.
Time around the brave soldiers at the center that have been brutally maimed is profoundly humbling. To see their struggle towards recovery will bring you to tears. Only one of my friends can take an evening of it, and it is gut wrenching. To have them **thank me** for volunteering makes me really, completely uncomfortable. It's just a few days of coordination and on evening on my part. For them? These guys are "catastrophically" wounded. Their lives are starting over.
But on the other hand, an afternoon and evening with them can be rewarding as hell. I am pleased to be able to help where I can. I will also be on a fact finding mission Sunday to see if how many want a good cigar for the courtyard outside to smoke during Sunday night football. Cigars always seem to cheer these guys up, even though 99% of them never really smoke them.
Those guys are what the day is about. You guys can take any thread you want to twist into a political rant or a pulpit to for your opinions Let this thread be.
I would personally like to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all that have served and are serving.
Robert
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Finally exposed yourself again. How many times and how long have you been waiting to find something to not laugh at?..ROFLMFAO
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I don't intend to get into a debate about Veteran's Day so we will skip that.
I am working class man, a socialist and a pacifist. I am sure you hate my politics and I can tell you the feeling is totally mutual.
I don't come to this group posting stuff about the US military and all the crimes they commit and if I did you would probably have a lot to say about it. So why is it so incredible that posts about how great the US military is should provoke a response? Don't you know that waving your flag around is offensive and provocative? Welcome to the big wide world.
Tim W
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snipped-for-privacy@mtavirgin.net says...

Didn't your mother ever teach you that there are times when if you can't say something nice you shouldn't say anything? If not, there are such times, and Veteran's Day is one of them.
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