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  1. They only apply to everyone if they're applied equally. Do you think the black people of Ferguson are 19 times more likely to jaywalk than the white people? As a matter of fact, they probably are. In the areas where people do it, probably a lot more black people live than whites, and they probably do walk in the road a lot more, and have a lot more attitude about 'don't tell me to get off the road'. We saw it in the whole Michael Brown situation. Here's two guys that just roughed up a store owner and stole some cigars, and they're walking down the middle of the street proud as peacocks... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  2. Cats kill birds, rabbits etc and mark territory by spraying or digging on property, causing damage. You are just angry you can't cuddle with the local grizzly. again, no explanation as to why you make a totally FALSE statement, in such a tone as to imply you know for a fact it's illegal to let a cat roam and infer there's no argument -- except that it isn't technically illegal and your statement was wrong. How many other false statements have you made? Especially in the tone of your statement that you find it FUNNY that an animal was killed? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  3. I think she should be - but I don't see it ever happening... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  4. I don't know if the fines are high enough. Or could they be sued civilly if found guilty? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  5. Unless the bear came in your house and ate the cat, the issue is with you letting the cat outside. I don't see the issue. One less cat, problem solved. How does one reward the bear for his service? Feed it another one? and you think this is funny, do you? Yes, specially since in another thread you are raving on about how anything that is illegal should be punished. Not controlling your cat and having it wander of your property is technically illegal. Interesting how in this thread the problem is the bear. still curious as to why you would state something like this which is PATENTLY FALSE. There are no laws about cats in my municipality. Indeed, in nearby Orillia they state there is no bylaw to prohibit cats from running at large. Stating something like this the way you did, when it turns out to be false, casts doubt on your credibility basically in all the things you seem to like to argue about... Aside from the fact that I own several acres around my house, so he would have to go quite a ways. If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  6. Yeah, well it isn't jaywalking so don't mention it The DOJ report makes it crystal clear what Ferguson town and the Ferguson PD were doing, and maintaining public safety was not it. Sec. 25-388. - Manner of walking along roadway.      (a) Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway. (b) Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction. (Code 1967, § 14-94) as far as I'm concerned, that's jaywalking Many jaywalking laws forbid walking in the street when a sidewalk is available. Disregarding signs or barricades put up to guide pedestrians also constitutes jaywalking. - See more at: http://traffic.findlaw.com/traffic-tickets/jaywalking.html#sthash.LeHzFs3o.dpuf Again, as far as I'm concerned if they're breaking the law, they deserve the ticket. And if they fail to pay the ticket or show up in court, they shouldn't just get off. That is not to say that the police are correct in piling on charges for revenue. But if the ticket is legit, then it's legit. For instance in the report, when the guy was charged for his operators licence being expired, and not carrying it with him, he blames the police for losing his job. Well, duh, if having a valid operators licence is part of your job, what do you expect? I do not necessarily agree with everything in the DOJ report. I believe the DOJ may have had a bias, just like they claim the FPD had a bias. Yes, there are problems. But throwing out legitimate charges is not the answer. Not showing up in court to face charges is not the answer. If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  7. There have been at least a couple of different cases around here in the last couple of years where black bears have broken into homes. In one the owner's dog was killed and the owner chased out the front door and along the driveway where he was mauled until a couple of neighbors came along in a car and chased the bear away... Again, unless you have no choice, you shouldn't be trying to use a stick to defend yourself. If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  8. Unless the bear came in your house and ate the cat, the issue is with you letting the cat outside. I don't see the issue. One less cat, problem solved. How does one reward the bear for his service? Feed it another one? and you think this is funny, do you? Yes, specially since in another thread you are raving on about how anything that is illegal should be punished. Not controlling your cat and having it wander of your property is technically illegal. Interesting how in this thread the problem is the bear. bullshit. letting your cat wander around is not illegal. You don't even need to register cats. Maybe you need to where you live, but I certainly don't. The problem is indeed bears. They kill dogs, cats, livestock. They cause property damage. They do break into houses, and they have been known to actually stalk people in the area. they would be a danger to children, for that matter. We have had to teach 'bear safety' classes in schools. I don't think any of those bear safety classes included anything about attacking bears with hockey sticks or baseball bats. In this latest example of a bear in a house, I'm guessing the home owner had a semi-auto. If not he should have. Took 3 shots to take the bear down in the kitchen. And this was just this week. http://www.dailybulletin.ca/breaking_news/321179181.html Unless they really have no choice, anyone trying to chase a bear away with a hockey stick is delusional. If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  9. Maybe it's different out in the boonies, but my local hardware stores stock all kinds of light bulbs (incandescent, CFD, LED) and no-one checks which kind I buy, or where i put them in my house. I doubt they stock 100 w incadescents... maybe you should look again... I can get 300 watt incandescent bulbs if I want, just go to lowes. http://www.lowes.com/Light-Bulbs/Incandescent-Light-Bulbs/Standard-Incandescent-Light-Bulbs/_/N-1z10ht8/pl#! About 4 buck a piece. interesting. It looks like that's because they're either 3-way or outdoor post lights, etc... In Canada The Canadian federal government banned the import and sale of 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs, effective 1 January 2014. On 1 January 2015, 40- and 60-watt bulbs were also banned. Retailers will be allowed to sell their existing inventories imported before the bans.[50] If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  10. Unless the bear came in your house and ate the cat, the issue is with you letting the cat outside. I don't see the issue. One less cat, problem solved. How does one reward the bear for his service? Feed it another one? and you think this is funny, do you? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  11. "Manner of walking along roadway". Getting slapped with 'disrespecting the police' if you complain about the police? It's nothing to do with the law, it's all about money. They ruthlessly targeted the people who couldn't legally stand up for themselves and now they're dealing with the consequences. you missed part of the quote... Meanwhile, nearly 100 tickets were for the most minor of violations: having an overgrown yard or rundown house, playing loud music, parking incorrectly, being out past curfew, displaying a license plate in the wrong way, or walking in the road inappropriately. This last charge, officially listed as "manner of walking along roadway," was highlighted by the DOJ in its report, which cited an example of one man who received a ticket after dancing in the street. The report said 95% of the people cited for this offense in recent years were African-American. so these 7 types of charges (maybe more if there were some oddballs in there) represent ALMOST 5% of the charges you're talking about. So how many manner of walking along roadway do you think we're talking about? 3 charges? 5 charges? Not to mention that jaywalking is illegal too, and indeed the mayor of Toronto got charged with jaywalking in Vancouver a year or two ago (and he ain't black). And jaywalking can be dangerous for motorists and pedestrians. So again, we should just allow people (and possibly drunk or otherwise intoxicated people) to walk indiscriminately on the streets? Or maybe we should just pick them up and put them in drunk tank until they sober up? Oh, but wouldn't that be a violation of their rights? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  12. Hey that is the way it works.. a few make the obscene profits... then the mine become less profitable and its transferred to a shell company that goes bankrupt... the costs of cleaning up the site is ALWAYS left to the people well, from what I read the mine hadn't been worked since the 1920's. So I don't know if the company would even be around. And in the 1920's there probably weren't a lot of rules about it... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  13. source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/08/10/bears-sticks-bats-sudbury-police_n_7967742.html Considering one of my cats was killed by a bear a couple of years ago, this is actually a serious problem. When they cancelled the spring bear hunt, bears multiplied to the point of regularly stalking and even attacking people. It's not at all unusual to come home and see a bear in the yard. And you don't have to be as far north as Sudbury. That's why it's so ridiculous when I hear rcmp or the gov;t trying to make it harder to get guns, or store guns, or buy ammo... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  14. You don't know the story, do you? The cops were responding because of reports of shots fired between two rival groups... They didn't start things. or you just don't care about the facts... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  15. Think anyone will have a cross lighting to mark the date as well ?? No...but I heard they had a pig roast That is for Saturday Afternoon...... but once the sun sets... they will break out the satin sheets... its a tradition for some folk. Let me get this straight; you think what happened last weekend is okay. Perhaps a peek at the thread title will hand you a clue.... So . . . Is that a yes, or a no? Do you think what happened last weekend was okay. Do you think the way the police have treated the people there is in accordance with our constitution... and do they have the right to protest that??? do you think people should be able to drive without a licence, even if they are 15? do you think people should be allowed to drive without insurance, or in unsafe vehicles? It comes down to they're breaking the law, if they didn't break the law, they wouldn't be fined or have warrants outstanding.... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  16. Maybe it's different out in the boonies, but my local hardware stores stock all kinds of light bulbs (incandescent, CFD, LED) and no-one checks which kind I buy, or where i put them in my house. I doubt they stock 100 w incadescents... maybe you should look again... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  17. or whether you can purchase a big gulp soft drink... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  18. Merely having possession of the keys? How else is Joe going to get into his car? What is he supposed to do? Unlock the car door and throw the keys on the ground while he opens the door, gets the phone, and re-locks the door? Is there a scenario by which he could do this without it being illegal? I haven't checked local (US) laws, but I thought that the key had to be in the ignition switch to determine intent to drive. an old roommate of mine lost his licence and was convicted because he climbed into the back seat and went to sleep in the parking lot outside the bar, knowing he was too drunk to drive. Unless you're in the back of a pickup, if you have the keys and you have access to the driver seat, you're guilty here. His mother was a lawyer and she couldn't get him off... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  19. and yet some people still think that gov't should be able to weed out people who shouldn't be able to buy firearms, based on what they 'think' they will do... People with no convictions or recent mental or health problems... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  20. uhh, no you shouldn't ... That's the point. You don't like fried chicken, don't eat it. Don't tell me I can't.... Sheesh. You still don't understand, do you? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  21. it's uncomfortably funny how arrogant many Europeans are about life in the usa... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  22. if the gun is in storage when the guy is cleaning it, then yes, he should have used safe storage. But it wasn't was it? Now if you want to charge him with negligence for shooting his neighbor through the wall, go ahead. Same with a thief breaking in shooting your gun. he could do that anyways if he has time to get into a locked closet etc. It's him breaking into the house that is the root cause of that scenario... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  23. if you're so bored why post about it If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  24. Just when I thought these people couldn't get any more ridiculous. funny how people are able to carry on conversations at a drop zone during the day, isn't it. If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  25. What is the tally killed by cops this year... do you guys keep score??? how many local cop shops are there in America? do you keep count? One report I read said something on the order of seventeen thousand cop shops.. but amazingly.... they were so embarrassed by the numbers of killings by cops back in the 80's they decided to no longer keep track.... because it showed glaringly that protecting and serving was not what they were doing... Here let me help with that.... http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/09/08/how-many-police-shootings-a-year-no-one-knows/ Criminal justice experts note that, while the federal government and national research groups keep scads of data and statistics— on topics ranging from how many people were victims of unprovoked shark attacks (53 in 2013) to the number of hogs and pigs living on farms in the U.S. (upwards of 64,000,000 according to 2010 numbers) — there is no reliable national data on how many people are shot by police officers each year. The government does, however, keep a database of how many officers are killed in the line of duty. In 2012, the most recent year for which FBI data is available, it was 48 – 44 of them killed with firearms. But how many people in the United States were shot, or killed, by law enforcement officers during that year? No one knows. Officials with the Justice Department keep no comprehensive database or record of police shootings, instead allowing the nation’s more than 17,000 law enforcement agencies to self-report officer-involved shootings as part of the FBI’s annual data on “justifiable homicides” by law enforcement. That number – which only includes self-reported information from about 750 law enforcement agencies – hovers around 400 “justifiable homicides” by police officers each year. The DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics also tracks “arrest-related deaths.” But the department stopped releasing those numbers after 2009, because, like the FBI data, they were widely regarded as unreliable. The silence Officer is DEAFEANING Have a donut So by your own source, there's 17 thousand agencies. But many of those agencies will have multiple local cop shops. And you are reporting there are 400 justifiable shootings each year. So 400 justifiable shootings, divided between more 17000 cop shops, and you say "Judge Dread lives at your local cop shop."? hyperbole much? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone