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by talltex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More Military Equipment for Cops
Replies: 35
Views: 2493

Re: More Military Equipment for Cops

The equipment that was obtained here was given to them through a grant program. It didn't cost the tax payers a dime. I've only seen it actually used once, rest of the time it's used in parades and local events for show. Didn't cost the taxpayers a dime? So this equipment magically appeared without...
by talltex
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Six Flags is history...
Replies: 39
Views: 2656

Re: Six Flags is history...

Once the groundswell starts, there is no way to predict where it will end. Sixty days ago, none of this was realistically on the horizon--there were some protests and rhetoric about symbols of oppression but not much action. In one evening, all that changed because of Charlottesville. Within one wee...
by talltex
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sheriff Joe convicted in federal court
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Sheriff Joe convicted in federal court

Let's not even talk about Louisiana. One of the all time great political slogans: Edwin Edwards when an opponent running against him for Governor was slamming him for all his shady deals had bumper stickers put out that said "I'd rather be corrupt than inept" --he won handily. In 1983 running for r...
by talltex
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Woman calls 911....Get shot
Replies: 126
Views: 17768

Re: Woman calls 911....Get shot

It's very easy to keyboard quarterback, a situation while sitting in a well lit, room, with much more facts than police had, who were answering this call. I am not going to defend, or condemn, the LEO in question, until more facts are present. But I know that at night, in an unfamiliar place, with ...
by talltex
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Mississippi Cops shoot man at wrong address
Replies: 42
Views: 3155

Re: Mississippi Cops shoot man at wrong address

Sadly, this is not that uncommon in the last 15-20 years. It really accelerated with the increased use of "no-knock" warrants in the "War on Drugs" which has created a conglomeration of 3 and 4 letter agencies and departments with ever increasing size and out of control budgets and tactics. As menti...
by talltex
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Ranger pulls gun on driver who flipped him off
Replies: 76
Views: 6103

Re: Texas Ranger pulls gun on driver who flipped him off

Message has to be sent from the top that as LEO's, especially Ranger, you better be an example and an advocate on how someone ought to behave and conduct ones self in public eye. :iagree: I prefaced my opinion that he be demoted and evaluated with "at the very least". A couple of other scenarios co...
by talltex
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Ranger pulls gun on driver who flipped him off
Replies: 76
Views: 6103

Re: Texas Ranger pulls gun on driver who flipped him off

On the recording, the DPS officer told the Round Rock officer that the driver "goes around me real fast, shoots me the bird then sideswipes my truck". That last part wasn't true--he did not sideswipe the truck--lie #1. Ranger states he only got out of his truck to talk to the driver, he demanded he ...
by talltex
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2017 Special Session called
Replies: 80
Views: 12949

Re: 2017 Special Session called

[So to me these two posts prove to me that elected officials in Texas are the same as those in every other state. Despite their platitudes about helping the people their primary reason for being is to ensure their own permanent place at the taxpayers' teat. They dole out freebies and pieces of our ...
by talltex
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2017 Special Session called
Replies: 80
Views: 12949

Re: 2017 Special Session called

Texas legislators are among the lowest paid in the nation. I suspect with high probability that 100% of them would make more money doing their regular jobs over what they get paid for a Regular Session, and if it's not 100% then it's 98%. Nobody is stringing out the Regular Session just so he can g...
by talltex
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Greetings from Colorado
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

Re: Greetings from Colorado

Personally I would rather ride a bike than be on 4 wheels on that road. A little more maneuverability, I think anyway, and it was a lot more fun I hear ya'...Kawasaki Concours here, but Wife refuses to ride with me. My first trip to Ouray was on our honeymoon--she'd gone there every summer for year...
by talltex
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Greetings from Colorado
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

Re: Greetings from Colorado

I would guess that I was mistaken but sure looked to be caribou horns and they were quite close. Close enough to tell they weren't elk unless very deformed I wouldn't be surprised if someone did buy some from a game preserve and then they got out. That one that got hit in 2006 had a orange plastic ...
by talltex
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Greetings from Colorado
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

Re: Greetings from Colorado

If there were Caribou around Telluride they were transplanted from a game preserve--there are no wild caribou in Colorado. The CO Division of Wildlife and the state veterinarian's office said they have no records of any caribou in Colorado. HOWEVER--a 350lb bull WAS hit and killed near LaSalle CO (a...
by talltex
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Who Carries A Snub Nose Revolver
Replies: 42
Views: 3777

Re: Who Carries A Snub Nose Revolver

I've always liked the S&W snubbies. I keep one Model 34 .22 snub loaded with ratshot on a shelf by the patio door just for my wife to dispatch any snakes that decides to sun themselves in the open. I have two of them and they are amazingly accurate plinkers too. At my business office, I have a model...
by talltex
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Crypto-currencies
Replies: 202
Views: 12063

Re: Crypto-currencies

Read Texas author Cormac McCarthy's Road. Won the 2007 Pullitzer for fiction for it's gritty dark portrayal of global cooling in a nuclear winter. Yeah bullets and food in the right containers. Takes place maybe 10 years after the apocalypse. Yes, we all have enough to last us 3 months, but what th...
by talltex
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Crypto-currencies
Replies: 202
Views: 12063

Re: Crypto-currencies

I'm vested mostly in Ethereum myself, with a few different tokens which have actual services running already. I'm interested in throwing a couple hundred dollars here and there into others, too. ETH has continued to climb steadily over this last week. Was at $250 last night and at $262 earlier this...

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