The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:22 am

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He looked black, but had no connection to the American black experience.
He probably does now.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

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The Sybian wrote:
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He looked black, but had no connection to the American black experience.
He probably does now.
My mom found a printout of an email he sent me Freshman year of college, telling the story of how he was surrounded by several Pittsburgh police officers, beaten over the head with a baton and thrown in jail for the night. By his own accounts, he deserved the beatdown and the arrest, he was being a drunken idiot and taunted the police for no reason. One of the funniest stories I've ever read.

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by mister d » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:49 am

One of the smartest kids in my graduating class decided to be a mail carrier in Texas. Its only heart-breaking if he's not happy doing it, right?
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:58 pm

mister d wrote:
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One of the smartest kids in my graduating class decided to be a mail carrier in Texas. Its only heart-breaking if he's not happy doing it, right?
Yes. There's no dishonor in a non-"professional" job.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:30 pm

No, but isn't USPS on brink of financial collapse?

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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:33 pm

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No, but isn't USPS on brink of financial collapse?

Only because it's been legislated that way. If they didn't have to prepay into benefits (unlike any other institution) they'd be making gobs of money.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by mister d » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:56 pm

Government could push any government entity to the brink of financial collapse as they choose.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:54 pm

HaulCitgo wrote:
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No, but isn't USPS on brink of financial collapse?
Yes, but I doubt mail delivery will actually go away.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
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No, but isn't USPS on brink of financial collapse?
Yes, but I doubt mail delivery will actually go away.
But can it be in doubt during election season?
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by tennbengal » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:21 pm

Johnnie - this being talked about around the base/your current deployment?


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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Shirley » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:33 pm

Wow, that story sure has taken a turn.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by brian » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:38 pm

But Antifa, amirite?
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Johnnie » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:08 am

To answer the question directly: No. (However, it's probably a huge topic at Travis AFB though.)

If we chit chat about news stories relating to the Air Force amongst ourselves in the office that would be the extent of it, but there certainly isn't a daily brief pushed to everyone about issues such as this. And our main mechanism for discussing topics like this would be commander's calls, but we're still social distancing.

Like, for example, the other day an F-15 from Lakenheath crashed and the pilot died. A couple weeks ago a C-130 crashed off the runway in Iraq, I believe. Neither of those have been briefed either. We just all have to be mindful and read the news.

One thing I do want to nitpick about: the media makes it seem like everyone in the military is "highly trained" and all that. This dude sounded like he was a Phoenix Raven. If so, just say it. That description in the tweet reeks of pretentiousness from the reporter who wants to jazz up the story. The program does have an "eliteness" to it, but the bottom line is they are Security Forces members who are traveling plane protection. They know advanced combatives and go to scary areas with planes! Oh boy!

Reminds me of the Security Forces team from FE Warren a few years back that were caught up in a cocaine ring and they were "a highly trained unit that defend the nation's nuclear arsenal." Uh, sure, they defended nukes. That's a matter of where they are stationed. But you'd think they were railing lines off of the nukes themselves with the way it was reported at the time.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Johnnie » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:59 pm

Page 3!?!? Did the protests stop?

Anyhoo.... This is really good:

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Johnnie » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:36 am

How do you even hold a gun like that? Ya know amongst the other bullshit of pointing weapons at unarmed protestors...

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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:04 am

Trump retweeted that clip without comment.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by A_B » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:06 am

Johnnie wrote:
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How do you even hold a gun like that? Ya know amongst the other bullshit of pointing weapons at unarmed protestors...

Shoot for a while he had it pointed straight at his wife. At least she was armed.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

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Post by L-Jam3 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:37 am

They were set to open Pierce Bainbridge's STL office.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:39 am

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They were set to open Pierce Bainbridge's STL office.
Gonna make Hood's tweets even longer.
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Post by A_B » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:39 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:39 am
L-Jam3 wrote:
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They were set to open Pierce Bainbridge's STL office.
Gonna make Hood's tweets even longer.
I'm not saying I muted the word Bainbridge, but I muted the word Bainbridge.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:33 am

Canadian asking a sincere question here...

Is what they did illegal in Missouri?
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by brian » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:10 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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Canadian asking a sincere question here...

Is what they did illegal in Missouri?
Not really. Could technically be considered assault and I imagine there might be laws on the books about mishandling firearms though I wouldn't know about that. Still seems unlikely they'll face any legal jeopardy.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:44 pm

Looks like assault to me? You'd be able to check the boxes I'm sure. Defenses though.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:46 pm

Waving a gun around at unarmed people on the sidewalk isn't some kind of misdemeanor? Isn't that, like, basic "assault" territory?

If only this board had a few lawyers around...
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Post by Rex » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm

I'm impressed with how many great pictures there are. I guess everyone was just snapping away. It looks like a stock photo shoot.

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Post by Ryan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:14 pm

I had that same thought. The probably come out on a loop like David S. Pumpkins.
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

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Post by Johnnie » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:30 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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Waving a gun around at unarmed people on the sidewalk isn't some kind of misdemeanor? Isn't that, like, basic "assault" territory?

If only this board had a few lawyers around...
From years ago when I took my conceal carry class in Arizona, yes that is assault. Making a "menacing gesture" while armed is considered assault. So let's say you were open carrying and decided to bow up on someone and they felt threatened, you'll get arrested. When you have a firearm in your possession and do dumb shit like this you put yourself at risk for an arrest.

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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:21 pm

Each state's rules are different, obviously. They are on their own property, so the castle doctrine may come into play, but it sure looks like they're committing assault.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by mister d » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:23 pm

His outfit + weapon combo is really amazing.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by Johnnie » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:48 pm

mister d wrote:
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His outfit + weapon combo is really amazing.
Deadass looks like he bought a military surplus weapon and went shopping at an officer's club garage sale or something. It's top notch.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:30 pm

mister d wrote:
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His outfit + weapon combo is really amazing.
There is one picture of him holding the weapon with one hand on the handguard (the part under the barrel, I had to look it up) which really tops the ensemble.
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Post by Gunpowder » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:26 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:21 pm
Each state's rules are different, obviously. They are on their own property, so the castle doctrine may come into play, but it sure looks like they're committing assault.
You can't just point your gun at people on the street from your property though, can you?
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Post by Gunpowder » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:26 pm

So many mf-ers beating off to Gadsden flags these days while also believing that those protesting police wrongdoing should just lay back and take it.
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

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Gunpowder wrote:
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Each state's rules are different, obviously. They are on their own property, so the castle doctrine may come into play, but it sure looks like they're committing assault.
You can't just point your gun at people on the street from your property though, can you?
Wouldn't think so. Also, castle doctrine might just be whilst INSIDE your house. Not sure if MO has stand your ground laws, and how liberal those are.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:13 pm

this is a good look at how Missouri's laws -- and their street potentially being considered "private" -- play into the stupidity

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/cri ... -top-story
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Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:25 pm

Glad to see no mention of Stand Your Ground in that article. It's essentially taken the castle doctrine and expanded it to any time one feels threatened.
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