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  • Name: "me2" on 07/16/2019 at 4:31 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Cooling off the house with box fans and remembered an old joke. AC repairman "How long has the AC been out?" Owner "2 weeks" AC Repair Man "Why did you wait so long during this heat wave?" Owner "Because In-laws were going to visit for a month..." Serious question what to do with the uninvited guests your Planned for Friends and Family will bring with them after SHTF? Do you trust ALL you invited to sleep inside your home? What other living arrangements do you think are needed. Or as Al Capone was said to say "A quiet word and a knife in the back gets more than a quiet word." Gotta sleep sometimes.





  • Name: "Calirefugee" on 07/16/2019 at 1:01 AM
    Article: "The Best Ways To Store Dried Beans For Long Term Storage"

    reply to Survivormann99: I never soaked white rice overnight. I do rinse the rice because some overseas processors still coat the rice with talc as a desiccant and preservative. I rinse white rice in clean, cold water and swish the water around a bit until I see the white residue form in the water. Drain, replace the water with clean cold water ( ratio of 2 cups water to 1 cup rice.) Bring to a boil, turn down heat to low and cook for 25 minutes with the lid on the pot. My parents used a rice cooker, I prefer using a bigger pan with tight fitting lid and a standard kitchen timer. Soaking overnight may work well for brown rice though.





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/16/2019 at 12:55 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    And here i was thinkin friend with the boobies





  • Name: "Calirefugee" on 07/16/2019 at 12:32 AM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Thank you Dennis for your kind words. Truth be told, I made some bad decisions in my younger years choosing the path of increased likelihood of a bad or violent outcome. ( joint Task Force conducting raids on known violent offenders at their hide outs. just another aspect of Reagan's War on Drugs back in the day. My Mentors told me I would never get my 20 years in doing that kind of work.) I met my wife in a Community College Trade school program several years later. I was coming off of my first career gone south. She was coming off a marriage that went south. I was looking to settle down and she had some trust issues. This site is good because there are not a lot of wanna-be-tough guys/gals posting, minimal number of mall ninjas or frustrated tripwire junkies posting. When people talk tough at the range, I am now the old quiet guy with the 45 1911 that was made before they were born. I pack up my gear, clean up my trash and go home to my spoiled dog, fat cats and my wife who is still married to me. I was serious about settling down years ago. That is why I do not want STHTF, world with no law and order etc. If that were to happen, I stand to lose much more these days.





  • Name: "Chevy" on 07/15/2019 at 11:52 PM
    Article: "Ready Made Resources Walk-In Store: Tennessee"

    I’ve bought a number of products there and their catalog is a survival manual.





  • Name: "0ldhomesteader" on 07/15/2019 at 11:37 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Just saw that the electric rate in Lime village Alaska was $1.74 per KW





  • Name: "0ldhomesteader" on 07/15/2019 at 11:26 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    JOE C,,,,,,,at a week old you have a leg up ,just watch out switching milk , that can upset things ,are you sure about the Guernsey? There are red Holstein,





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  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 11:10 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    ....and also Bolus.... I'm whooped, night all. Early morning feeding to be had. And thanks again. Farmer Joe@uallknowwhat ranch





  • Name: "anon" on 07/15/2019 at 11:02 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Absolutely. State that you are invoking 5th amendment silence before you do so.





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 10:59 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Oldhomesteader Thank you, sir. Will do. Yes we have electrolytes on hand and probiotics. And all in all, hopefully we do good with this youngster. ......but just so you all know, everyone's kind thoughts, suggestions and offers of help is very much appreciated from the both of us. Thanks MSB, fam! Salute and a couple of these, too. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 10:42 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Tommyboy LOL Well long story. See she used to be my GF, then MrsUSMCG was hinting on certain things, so i changed GF to Future Wife To Be. FWTB! And that Future is in the plans.....just may take a while. (Love ya MrsUS!)





  • Name: "0ldhomesteader" on 07/15/2019 at 10:35 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    JOE C ,,,,,,,if I can help ASK , if you have problems ask Ken for contact information,if need be will walk you through but really need to on the phone ,would advise getting some calf scours electrolyte packets and have on hand ,if you need them you won't have time to run to TSC,,and don't over feed ,feed ever two or three hours but only a third of a bottle each time ,for the first few days ,to full a belly is not good to start out with ,with bottle baby's at the same time you need to check the eyes for shrink in the eye socket ,and pull the skin to see if it snaps back when you pull it up and away ,,both sines of dehydration ,,going to guess was feed colostrum for a good start ,if she starts to dehydrator and you haven't got electrolyte yet there homemade ways but I would rather you use the store bought,,, ,the learning curve can be steep,,, ,,,,,,,Oldhomesteader at the hayyouranch2 ,,,,,





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/15/2019 at 10:34 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    JC,, What does FWTB stand for? I came up with a few but i would bet im wrong so out of caution and respect want to ask





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 10:15 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Dennis Yes that is what they had done. In fact on the way home we were wondering if we could/should purchase the mother's milk, instead of using milk replacer and calf care for awhile.





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  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 10:09 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Thank you, Shepherdness!





  • Name: "Dennis" on 07/15/2019 at 10:02 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Joe c, Did the dairy farmer allow the calf to nurse it's momma after it was born? That's nature's way of passing on natural immunity to the baby. Many dairies will either let the calf nurse a few days or at least hand milk the mother and save the colostrum milk to be bottle fed by the calf's buyer.





  • Name: "anon" on 07/15/2019 at 9:54 PM
    Article: "Ratio of White Vinegar & Water | Kill Germs on Fresh Vegetables"

    +1 on having Dawn onhand





  • Name: "shepherdess" on 07/15/2019 at 9:53 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Joe c, so happy for you and your FWTB on your new arrival Sadie, she sounds like a gem of a calf...may you all and Sadie be blessed, may she grow healthy and strong!





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 9:45 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Thank you, Sage. Yup FWTB ran to TSC yesterday, and got all the essentials and was warned of scours from the dairy farm we purchased her from. We've known them for along time. It's been along time ago since we both have cared for cattle.....since we were each kids. Yeah, Sadie was helping me hook up the fan, then she huddled in the stall corner. She also says thank you to you,too.





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 9:36 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Yes sir, ya do Tommyboy!! Like I posted, we've talked of it for a long time. Gonna be a pain for awhile but will be well worth it.





  • Name: "Sage" on 07/15/2019 at 9:05 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Joe C,,, so happy about Sadie, cross breeds are great, in fact, sometimes are better. Best of both worlds. Should your little lady go into diarrhea, sometimes they do when switched from mom's milk to formula for bottle feeding. Never leave her in diarrhea, go to feed mill or Tractor Supply and get Bolus for calves with diarrhea. When they are little, usually a half bolus will work, follow the directions. I usually straddle the calf, hold her head up and I spit on the bolus till it is slimy ( because it is so dry to push it down her throat) then with either one or two fingers I push it down her throat ( or she will spit it back at you.) Again never leave a little calf with diarrhea ( they call it scours). It can kill a calf. Tell Sadie we are all glad she is with you. She may be there for 16 years or more. I had one cow, my first one, Dolly for 16 years.) If you have questions just ask Oldhomesteader or I will try to help. Best of everything to you.





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  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/15/2019 at 8:39 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Nice,,, Thats what i gotta get, nice little heifer calf





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/15/2019 at 7:36 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Sage and Shepherdness Well we picked her up tonight. She's a little less than a week old. A guernsey/Holstein cross. Here I was expecting black and white as I was told a Holstein (maybe I missed out on the info), nope a pretty brown with long eyelashes. She was quite fanscinated with Jerry the barn cat, him not so much. Introduced her to the horses between the fence, as they were very curious.....except for the X-Texan ranch horse. He's seen enuff of those darn critters in his lifetime. Sounds like Sadie will be her name......or we can ask your brother to name her..... See, told ya all I was banned! Well, bottle a feeding time and chores to be done....and a fan for Sadie Cheers





  • Name: "Ken Jorgustin" on 07/15/2019 at 5:52 PM
    Article: "Foods That Will Last Forever – Indefinite Shelf Life"

    Related: https://modernsurvivalblog.com/survival-kitchen/use-by-and-sell-by-dates/





  • Name: "Prepper101" on 07/15/2019 at 5:03 PM
    Article: "Foods That Will Last Forever – Indefinite Shelf Life"

    There are NO expiration dates on any food product. That is a misconception by consumers. The BEST BEFORE DATES: are on products like protein powder and infant formula. This dating means that these products contain not less than the quantity of each nutrients as described on the label if consumed by those date. After that date the manufacture can't insure that the product hasn't lost it potency. But they are still safe to be used or consumed.





  • Name: "prepper101" on 07/15/2019 at 4:48 PM
    Article: "Foods That Will Last Forever – Indefinite Shelf Life"

    I forgot to mention I have a list of 75 food items that have indefinite to extremely long term shelf life. Yes, Twinkies are on the list. A scientist had a 30 year old Twinkie that he tested for long term. His findings were that it was still edible. Only the cake tasted a little stale but was still good. He explain why, since they are made of sponge cake and contained no dairy is why it remained edible.





  • Name: "Plainsmedic" on 07/15/2019 at 4:48 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Dennis, Did a little research on your ham question. Looks like maybe you could do uhf (440) (boefengs do 144 and 440). A 440 yagi antenna is very manageable size wise. Something you could put in the saddle bag of your bike. Might even get by with a verical antenna, meaning just a wire. I'm pretty sure it's doable. I'm certainly no expert, but there are plenty of knowledgeable folks out there, who would love to help ya. Antennae are either horizontally polarized or vertically polarized. There are distinct advantages for each. Make sure both ends of the connection are using the same polarization. I've learned, from those who know, the antenna is more important than the radio.





  • Name: "Prepper101" on 07/15/2019 at 4:36 PM
    Article: "Foods That Will Last Forever – Indefinite Shelf Life"

    People need to research food dating. The dates on food items are not expiration dates. They were never about public health nor were they intended to be used as expiration dates. They are placed there voluntary by manufactures for their use and retailers use. Federal and the USDA reports state that 90% of Americans throw away good food yearly because the misconception what these dates mean and why they are there, It goes on the state that 40% of America's food supply is thrown away yearly because of the dates on food products. The USDA states NO food should be thrown away because of these dates.





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  • Name: "Texasgirl" on 07/15/2019 at 3:18 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    If you conceal carry, get Law Shield or something similar. Keep your mouth shut and plead the 5th and call Law Shield. I carry their card in my wallet. It is good insurance. This is what I was told when taking my conceal carry class. Was pulled over one time for speeding, I offered my conceal carry license with my drivers license. The officer asked if I was "packing" and I said yes sir. He asked what kind, I told him. His response, cool. That was it. I was polite, he was polite. We talked about the weather. I got a warning for speeding, haha. (I was speeding...oops) No big deal. Of course this is Texas, conceal carry is not a big deal. Most cops I have encountered have been nice and I just try to show respect.





  • Name: "Sage" on 07/15/2019 at 2:57 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Had to go to town this morning, one of the things that broke Saturday, was the coffee maker. Couldn't fix it, so to town I went. At Walmt, I cruised the aisles in a hurry, big holes on shelves no more macaroni in big bags I was told. So two, three # boxes came home and are stored in big jars from pizza shop ( they save me the jars from olives and mushrooms.) I use them like 5 gallon buckets. Spam just went up from $2.64 to $2.92. Grabbed a case of corned beef. 20# rice and three big garlic bulbs to separate into cloves and plant, also ginger to seperate and plant. Joe C,,, I can not wait to hear what you name your calf. Oldhomesteader,,, every word you said is true about bulls. Listen up folks, use artificial insemination and stay away from bulls. Period. I am an AI certified technician, trained by Central Ohio Breeders Association. The bull was necessary here. I was canning tomatoes and a shot rang out, and they blew my front step off. At 10 PM one evening the neighbor lady came driving into my driveway with her little boy. Their nanny goat, that they loved went down sick and it was to late to get a vet. She ask did I have any med that might save nanny? I ran in the house, got syringes loaded for her and written instructions on how to give the meds. As I was handing the items to the lady, shots rang out from the mountain in front of my house. I grabbed them and pulled them down to the ground. Crawled to the house got a gun and extra 30 round magazines, crawled back out and lit up his nite. It is important to practice firing at sounds in the nite to improve your ability for accuracy in the dark. I got the lady and her child in her vehicle and got them out of my valley. Who would shoot at two women and a child? That is why " This BUD is for you!" My Dakota Alert needs a battery and AC outlet. BUD requires no batteries or power source. If my situation was not extreme, he would never be here. I told the Sheriff the day after this happened and they said you need a really big dog. He weighs around 1500#s of bull. On a lighter note, I helped an elderly neighbor two winters ago, I had to lift something so heavy that it tore up my back and right hip came out of socket partially. I could pop it back in with great screaming. Anyway, I was messed up for several months. I would go to the barn for chores and I would fall over because my back and hip were messed up. When I fell close to pens I could crawl back up. But I fell in the center of barn. I called Bud the bull to me and I told him he had to help me right myself. Just like he knew what I said, he dropped his big head down, I grabbed his horns and told him to backup slowly, and he did, till i was back upright and with screaming got my hip back in socket. WARNING "DON'T TRY THIS AT YOUR HOME." The 91st psalm pulls me thru the toughest of times. Shepherdess,,, glad Prill is OK, I too have a couple of pairs of New Zealands for the long haul. Now Percy needs a girlfriend! There were lyrics to a country song that said "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy!" I sing that every once in a while because of the truth of the song in the day and time that we are living. Love to my MSB family.





  • Name: "CR" on 07/15/2019 at 2:04 PM
    Article: "Ready Made Resources Walk-In Store: Tennessee"

    πŸ‘, and don't forget Jeremiah 😊 ( he answers the phone). They're all very thoughtful, kind, and helpful. You can also hear Bob on Dave Hodges Common Sense Show. Worthwhile your time to listen.





  • Name: "Mrs. USMCBG" on 07/15/2019 at 1:42 PM
    Article: "Ready Made Resources Walk-In Store: Tennessee"

    Been trying to get Mr. to ride over that way for awhile now. sigh...……. I think they have the Bun Baker oven there which I would like to see.





  • Name: "Illini Warrior" on 07/15/2019 at 10:29 AM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    even tho it was a turning point in getting Zimmerman into bogus court - very little ever mentioned about 911 calling .... besides the Joe Friday "just the facts ma'am" advise - hang up the damn phone - don't allow any side conversations to be overheard and absolutely no background noises that could be used against you - find a car or go back into the house to assure some confidentiality ....





  • Name: "LEO2211" on 07/15/2019 at 10:07 AM
    Article: "Self Defense Threat And The Tueller Distance 21-Foot-Rule"

    Sorry folks, but 21 feet is the MINIMUM I would allow for someone who is threatening me with an impact or edged weapon to approach me. Keep in mind when thinking of the article, those reaction times are for trained police officers, on high alert and expecting a possible issue. It takes the average human .75 seconds to recognize the immediate threat (that guy drew a knife) and then another .75 seconds to respond to that threat (your mind and body respond, and you START to draw your weapon. OK, so you are young, have great reaction/perception time and can can draw/fire like Wayatt Earp... but now that angry, possibly hopped up person wishing to do you harm is within a few feet of you.... as we all know, even if you have the "best" caliber and "best" defensive load, it still takes time for the body to react when struck (yes even by 45 hardball). So even if you put 2-3 rounds in center mass (can you do that in 1.5 seconds with your EDC carry? and in this case, a brain or spinal shot to instantly drop them?) the attackers momentum and Adrenalin are going to carry them into you!!! They will still likely have the ability to take several strikes at you with whatever they are carrying... During the old "Street Survival" seminars I attended as an LEO (now retired for a...few years) in the 80's and 90's, they had a trained officer out of the audience come up on stage and do a demo. The officer would stand with a revolver (blank with foam over wad) IN HAND and POINTING at another officer 21 feet away (with protective gear). They would tell the the other officer who was the "suspect" (they had discretely given him a rubber practice knife that is concealed in their waistband). The officer standing with the gun would be told that the other person is a threat, and will attack them at some point, and to take appropriate action when needed. At some point during a "heated discussion" between the two, the "aggressor" would suddenly rush the officer and draw the knife..... 9 of 10 times the aggressor will get to the officer before he could fire or even if not, close enough to make contact within less than 1 second. This when a trained officer, gun in hand, knowing the person is going to attack, but just not knowing with what... Try it yourself sometime with a paintball gun (using appropriate protective gear). It is also a GREAT way to win an argument with someone who challenges the reasoning of an officer who fires on someone still a number of feet from them (done it myself and changed a few minds on the subject).





  • Name: "Anony Mee" on 07/15/2019 at 7:49 AM
    Article: "Unexplained Booms & Mysterious Sounds – What Are They?"

    Normally would look to sonic booms from AFB training flights, or research explosions at the Lab. A check however reveals similar complaints about illegal fireworks in your area.





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  • Name: "Matt in Oklahoma" on 07/15/2019 at 6:52 AM
    Article: "Unexplained Booms & Mysterious Sounds – What Are They?"

    Cyndilou it's probably seismic activity from oil production getting ready to frak in your area.





  • Name: "Anon" on 07/15/2019 at 2:07 AM
    Article: "Unexplained Booms & Mysterious Sounds – What Are They?"

    Cyndilou --could it be an earthquake? underground volcanic activity? --- or, could the military be doing some underground (hidden/secret) tunneling/construction? or underground testing some new weapons? Underground explosions for tunneling or weapons could be a long ways off, and still felt by you





  • Name: "Cyndilou" on 07/15/2019 at 12:51 AM
    Article: "Unexplained Booms & Mysterious Sounds – What Are They?"

    July 2019. I live in Rio Rancho New Mexico and have heard and felt several loud booms since the beginning of July. My house shook (each time it happened) and my dogs barked but were too scared to run downstairs and outside to see if anything was making the sounds. I have heard and felt this at least 3 times during the day and once earlier at night - not the middle of the night. To me it sounds and feels either like something very heavy being dropped on the ground right outside the house or a tank running into the first floor or an explosion underground right near the house - always with the house shaking more violently than I have ever felt anywhere else I have lived. If anyone has any info I would really like to hear it - it has scared me also not just my dogs.





  • Name: "Keeper" on 07/15/2019 at 12:35 AM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    No, you do NOT need to read Miranda Warnings in my State. You only need to read them if you have them in Custody (Handcuffs, not free to leave, etc.) and your are interrogating (Questioning) them, AND IF you want the statements to be held up in court. Most of my arrests in the field are done when I believe I have proof beyond a reasonable doubt (Enough for Guilty Verdict). So I don't care what they have to say, so I do not question them, I do listen however. If I am only half way there (Probable Cause) I usually just cite and release on most minor offenses. Except for certain must arrest crimes (Domestic Violence) and serious crimes in which I believe I can establish proof beyond a reasonable doubt with the investigation.





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/14/2019 at 9:26 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    What a killer day today, bright sun, blue skies, good breeze, the pond was clean n clear, sat out and took swims all morning, had an excellent late steak lunch, finishing up watching my all time favorite movie Trolls! What a day, thank you Lord!





  • Name: "shepherdess" on 07/14/2019 at 9:22 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Sage, I'm sending you a ((hug))... Love your stories and perspective on life... Yes, I am grafted in branch too... I would never guess you are 72, you sound like a young soul :) Yes, Prilly, Prill, Prillo is still with me, I am keeping for her for the long haul She is a huge solid white New Zealand and has great gentle and calm spirit.... she eats fresh blueberries from my hand Good Shepherd bless you Sage and one and all here





  • Name: "0ldhomesteader" on 07/14/2019 at 9:17 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    SAGE ,,,,,,please reconsider keeping a bull ,especially a dairy bull of any breed,,i personal know of three experienced stockmen killed by bulls over the years ,one just six months ago was in his 60s worked stock all his life ,neighbor to the north was killed about five years ago,found him flatten ,with the bull standing over him ,and I do mean flatten ,, not a pretty picture ,fifteen years ago a dairy man I knew was found flatten ,he was not over 3 inches thick , not a bone that was not broken or crushed he was a big man too , had to pick him up with a scoopshovel really ,,,,,,in every case the bull would let you scratch him ,learn to do AI ,not hard to do ,less expensive than keeping a bull once you have the equipment , and as a bonus cows don't get broken down from the weight of the bull on them ,, I can tell at a glance the difference , I do this for the joy of cows and don't want anyone hurt , Slalom ,,,tea and chocolate ,,,, Have you ever read atlas shrugged?





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  • Name: "FinallyOuttaCA" on 07/14/2019 at 8:36 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Garden is beginning to produce some squash, peas, pickling cucumbers, and eggplant. Not a lot of any one thing, but enough to make the morning hunt for pickings interesting. Still finding squash bugs/eggs on the evening bug hunt, but if I keep at it each day, so far things have been controlled. Was encouraged to see a good number of bees attracted to the cucumber blossoms, they've been a little scarce around the other plants. Tomatoes are beginning to show up, but still small and green. Foliage on potatoes looks good, but who knows what's underneath, lol! I used 2 different fertilizers on peppers in different areas, can really see a difference between them, so guess I know what I'll be using more of next year. Many thanks to Sage for her recommendation on Morton Purex Salt. Checked with one of the local Mennonite Bulk Food stores and that's what they repackage as "Canning Salt", so I ordered a 50# bag. Should be in on Monday. Only $17.50, which I thought was a good price, and less than the swimming pool salt I was considering last week. Food grade, no additives. Get the Morton Purex bag, NOT the Morton TFS Purex version that has an anti-caking agent. Hope everyone has a great week ahead!





  • Name: "Dennis" on 07/14/2019 at 7:19 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Calirefugee, Thank you for your work. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. Those that can, and will....do, those who can't....or won't....criticize. Always been that way, regretfully.........probably always will be that way. You've seen the beast. You have engaged the beast. You survived the ensuing battle. In a better world you would not have been a sacrifice. You refused to be a victim and built on the experience rather than drown in self pity. You're to be admired. I'm proud to know you as a friend, albeit long distance and anonymously. Maybe someday.....in a better world.





  • Name: "NRP" on 07/14/2019 at 6:49 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Tommyboy: Perfect definition of who John Galt is. Keep those thoughts my friend.





  • Name: "Chipmunk" on 07/14/2019 at 6:30 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Haha great name for your ranch!





  • Name: "Sage" on 07/14/2019 at 6:16 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    In response to apple cider vinegar coming in plastic jugs, I just transferred contents of plastic jugs over into glass one gallon jugs with a finger hole. Then I put four layers of plastic wrap over mouth of jug and screw the metal cap on. Hope it keeps well. Have about 12 gallons- not sure how much is enough. Tommy boy, Loved your writing, was there with you on the mountain. Had a Murphy's law yesterday ( anything that can break did.) Water storage tank watered logged. Shut off breaker to pump, drained the tank, closed ball joint, got the compressor and put 37PSI back in bladder. Opened valve, turned on breaker for pump and wala water!The rest of my day went the same Glad when it was bedtime. Shepherdess, is Prill still with you? Your new addition sounds adorable. It is sad we can't post pictures to the site. My imagination works great with your loving descriptions. Yesterday would not have been complete without my visitors ( you know.) Told me they were hiding a family. I told them to help them get paperwork going for immigration legally. They said no, we will extend asylum if we have to. I told them I would bake them something with a file in it when I visit them in the pokey. We do live in unusual times! Oldhomesteader, you are right, we are very closely knit; you being the natural branch and me being grafted in. Tell your DW that a grown cow was following me down hill, to the barn, it was over in one second, she came up in the air, front leg struck the back of my shoulder, which spun me around and when Daisey came down, it was on my left knee- broke it. I crawled to the house, called a neighbor out the road for prayer and here came him and his wife and covered chores and got my firewood in for heat for two months, till I was on the mend. God is good! When I am healed it is perfect, you know God loves so much. Not one ache or pain in this 72 year old body. NOT ONE. My mom didn't want me either, but we were together. She would tell me I was the child she didn't want all she wanted was a son. Twelve years later he was born. Funny, but I took care of her and he never did. They have both passed now. She had a family tree made and I was not on it ( just my little brother) I have a birth certificate that says I was born to her and Dad But, like you, Dad and my Grandma gave me all the love you could ever want. Maybe that is why I tried so hard in school, hoping for acceptance that never came. Tried starting pear branch cuttings, I cut them first of June. Placed them in washed cranberry juice bottles. The big ones with white handle. First leaves started coming out higher and the three inches below the waterline are just starting to grow white roots. When they get an inch or so long, I will start them in very moist potting mix. You need to remove the lids every other day and let fresh air circulate for a few minutes and recap. Maybe twelve new little pear trees shall be born. I accidentally broke off a branch of a grape vine and it is taking off and starting to grow in a pot kept moist. Sorry that I wrote so much. Time to get ready for chores. Love to my MSB family. .





  • Name: "Calirefugee" on 07/14/2019 at 5:12 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    an update some 25+ years after my last shooting inquiry: turning in my badge and gun for the last time. There is life after a shooting though your life will change in many ways in the immediate aftermath. Several shootings angered members of organized gangs to include outlaw motorcycle gangs and an ethnic gang associated with our neighbor-to-the-south. When that happened, relocation took place quietly and rapidly. Relocating like that is expensive so I refer to that as the $10,000 rule. It will cost you about $10,000 to move and re-establish yourself in another community and I also had the benefit of some help from members of the US Marshall's service who gave me tips and pointers to maintain a low profile. ( My first shooting was as a fed so the help from the Marshal's Service was welcome.). Keep in mind that these were 1980 dollars and did not take into account inflation. I had a professional license back then and I upgraded my license since then so I make good money as a middle class worker these days. Some of my former coworkers tried to help me after I was cut by getting me jobs in security. I did some of that and the money came in handy for a few years. ( Many thanks to those guys-most of them are gone now.). I still look closely at the patches of motorcycle riders and do internet searches when I see a chopped Harley roll by. I look at the tattoos of hispanic people on the streets and at work. ( I love Mexican food but I keep my distance from the Chicano Lowrider culture.). I walk my dog these days without a gun on my person and I do not hang out with young type A's that go out seeking trouble at local bars. Today I am cooking a rack of baby back ribs with my wife while we deep water the trees in my backyard. My computer involvement is minimal. I have no Facebook page. I shop for food at my local stores and I read the paper in paper form. ( no Amazon or Kindle for me.) I am not politically active though I make monetary contributions. ( all good suggestions by the Wit Sec program years ago). Yes, it happened long ago. Being hunted back then still affects my behavior patterns today. My wife's father came from a police/military career so he and she both understand my quirks and odd behaviors.





  • Name: "Old Gumshoe" on 07/14/2019 at 4:11 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    As a LEO, local, state and federal, for 28 years, this is absolutely the best advice you can give to anybody in this situation. Whenever a cop gets himself in trouble, that's what he/she does and it's what their Union tells them to do.





  • Name: "White Cracker" on 07/14/2019 at 3:51 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    That's why I enjoy watching COPS! It is hilarious to watch all the fools try to talk their way out of being arrested while in the meantime they just continue to implicate themselves and give the police even more evidence against themselves. The only time I see it done right is when they arrest the true gangbangers on a simple traffic stop turned drug bust or weapons possession. Those guys button right up and say nothing. I guess experience comes into play for them.





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/14/2019 at 3:25 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Shepherdness Percy sounds like an appropriate name for a Lop😁 Yeah, I think I'm banned from naming critters here. Tango and Cash. House cats Tom and Jerry. Barn cats (Tom has left us) Ruger. The pistol of a friskey colt. (That has turned out to be a darn good horse. Thank you). Moose. For a dog. We will pick her up either tonight or tomorrow. So nothing comes to mind yet. You're good at names. What says you?





  • Name: "Modern Throwback" on 07/14/2019 at 3:25 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    So there's a NYC blackout and no one knows what happened. Hmmmm. All I can say is "keep on keepin' on". I can't even imagine the tempers in NYC being ramped up without their A/C and gadgets because those people are already short on manners and patience. Oh, city life! rofl This week I got 2 pounds of Basil put away. And I bought 25 pounds more rice and pulled it out of the freezer today to pack it up after I finish this comment. It's discard-season for us. We have decided to part with some of the furniture extras that family don't seem interested in, so we're taking these things to an auction house. We will fill half of our flat bed with stuff that we really don't need, or use -- maybe we'll even make some money in the process. Earlier in the week, I tackled my clothes closet and culled about 3 dozen blouses and other assorted tops to take to Goodwill. I'll do dress pants this coming week. Hopefully I'll never have to return to a paying job because there won't be much left hanging that is 'nice'....just t-shirts and work clothes remain. Husband hauled and split about a half cord this morning before it started to get hot. There is something killing off the Poplars in our area so we have a number of dead ones to cut up this year. It's relatively fast-burning wood, but it's all free for the taking in our woods. lol We're still waiting on our bathroom stuff to get shipped. I can hardly wait to start construction........it'll be about the same time we pick up our new Labradoodle pup. Good thing that puppies take lots of little naps....lol





  • Name: "D B Cooper" on 07/14/2019 at 3:16 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Tommy boy well said. I think Merle Haggard was on to something with his song Are the Good Times Really Over





  • Name: "D B Cooper" on 07/14/2019 at 3:12 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Just found a really good song that a lot of people on here might like. It's American Man by Austin Wahlert.





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/14/2019 at 3:08 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Thanks Homesteader and Shepherdess, So many blessings πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™πŸ»





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/14/2019 at 3:05 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Sweet!





  • Name: "Modern Throwback" on 07/14/2019 at 3:04 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Thanks for answers. I also did a little reading on how a detention is handled in Virginia. From what I understand, I need to provide my name if I am detained. In general, in Virginia if a person is detained if there is some type of threat, possible threat, suspicion, etc. When I saw the televised shows, each instance involved a person who met one of those criteria. LEOs weren't putting cuffs on just anyone....In most instances, the person being detained was either a PITA, a threat, or had possible outstanding warrant(s). I understand the need for control and order for the LEOs sake, but in several instances, the person wasn't combative -- but wasn't admitting to outstanding warrants, either. LOL Still, for me, living in an area where I'm not around this kind of stuff, it was unusual to see because I was very unaware/uninformed. Detaining someone just to harass is what would concern me. Or being detained if I was caught up in a situation where others were committing a crime or somehow involved in a questionable situation . From what I read, an officer can't simply detain a person without a reason to do so. I think I have a little better understanding, but I don't wanna test anything. I'll stay in my safe-zone, avoid crowds, and not hang with the crack heads or gang members. lol





  • Name: "shepeherdess" on 07/14/2019 at 2:07 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Well said, Tommyboy.... Your locale sounded beautiful! Though from the northeast, I remember those days too, all the kids out from sun up till sundown the ice cream truck, the corner store, the swimming, the huge games, bike riding....we did not need any technology (well eventually we liked a big tape deck or radio)....just our minds and creativity and the freedom to go! High-five and peace to you Tommyboy....





  • Name: "Ision" on 07/14/2019 at 2:02 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    I just tell the officer jokes until they are laughing so hard...they let me go.





  • Name: "shepherdess" on 07/14/2019 at 1:57 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Joe c, congrat-"moo"-lations on the new calf Let us know what you name him Looking forward to hearing your stories with him PS Got me a new now 9 week old Holland Lop pet last week named him "Percy" he acts like a puppy so sweet!





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/14/2019 at 1:32 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Well, looks like there will be another addition to the farm. A Holstein calf. We've been talking about it for quite some time, and now stepping up to the plate. Called my brother to fore warn him, that he would be involved in the bottle feedings. He seemed excited in his own excitable fashion. I thought the older you got the more simpler/easier things became...? Farmer Joe @ the GoodLordwhathaveIgotten myselfintoranch





  • Name: "Pegasus" on 07/14/2019 at 12:20 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Summer heat in full swing here. Gonna take a short break this week and go for a backcountry backpack trip in the cooler mountains. I am looking forward to it....except for the hike! I am a bit outta shape. We are going in super light so will have to fish in order to eat. Yum. Oh, well, really, we have to catch in order to eat!! Zuchinni is coming out of our ears. Other than snow peas, zuchinni, swiss chard and spinach, we have not had much else from the garden. But today is the first day I saw bees in there!!! I am so excited. We have some beekeeping neighbors about 2 miles away. I am hoping their bees are making the trek here. Have a wonderful and safe week, MSB family.





  • Name: "0ldhomesteader" on 07/14/2019 at 12:08 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Tommy ,,,,,,one of the best posts I've seen





  • Name: "jon dowe" on 07/14/2019 at 10:56 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Interesting about technology...have a Hallicrafters S-40B from 1964 and a $1800 Icom (both receivers only) and the Hallicrafters works almost as good! Will be getting license soon for my Baofengs and Yaesu's. For any of you out there that have old tube radios, here's something that works well...Around 1980, the waxed string that turns the mechanical tuners on the Hallicrafters had rotted away. Tried fly fishing line to replace it, and here we are almost forty years later and it's still working fine!





  • Name: "MontanaHome" on 07/14/2019 at 10:51 AM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Joe- LEO for 18 years. If arrested, but you don't intend to question the person then you don't have to administer MIranda warnings. Good practice says you always do so to protect anything said, but not mandatory.





  • Name: "Pegasus" on 07/14/2019 at 10:34 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    I was one of those sheltered gals going away to college at UC Santa Cruz....sister college of Bezerkley. I was not far from my home then but it flet a world away. I was shocked and depressed by what I experienced there, back in the '80's. Everyone drank and did drugs and protested everything and anything. I kept to myself, but that was not helpful since it did drop me into a depressive funk. I agree that finding like-minded folks, via clubs, will be quite helpful. Also, I was sheltered from the evil in the world, so a good chat about what can happen--like people spiking your drink, giving you a ride to the wrong place, or other nefarious behavior is definitely in order. Hopefully she has some good common sense....and tell her to ALWAYS trust her instinct. Prayers for her and good luck!





  • Name: "Lauren" on 07/14/2019 at 9:19 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Spoke too soon--I now have squash bug eggs on the dry garden zucchini. Must have been a fluke last year.





  • Name: "Matt in Oklahoma" on 07/14/2019 at 9:19 AM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Fear isn’t about the good or the bad guy. The fear in this case is what you will say or do in an emotionally charged event that you don’t have experience in. Even officers involved in shoots don’t make statements until a certain amount of time has passed and until they talk to someone. The fear is from the only one that can hurt you when in fact you were in the right. That person is you. Just look at the statements made online here that prompted this reposting. No ones even got shot and I’m cringing. Every since we were small children we’ve been taught to explain things quickly especially when accused. That teaching combined with narcissism, ego and even just wanting to be helpful will get you in a wreck. It’s pretty simple in that all the people and professionals who deal with this for a living like law enforcement, lawyers, insurance professionals all the way to the founding fathers are telling you to be quiet after a shooting.





  • Name: "Lauren" on 07/14/2019 at 9:18 AM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    I saw a set of tools a while back at a hardware store--advertised as "smart." They could communicate with each other, transfer settings, the tape measure could transfer measurements, etc. They could communicate with your cell phone. Cringeworthy. WHY???





  • Name: "Ken Jorgustin" on 07/14/2019 at 7:49 AM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Jed, My takeaway from this is not about "fearing" anyone. Rather, keeping one's mouth shut after an incident until one can obtain legal council. I have read the book referenced in the article and it is VERY good, and eye opening in this regard. Recommended for anyone who may carry a firearm and the unlikely event that it's actually used in an incident.





  • Name: "poorman" on 07/14/2019 at 6:45 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Actually they now have premiere unless that's what you are talking about. Tow up to 200 miles and will reimburse you for motel and food if you can't have the car repaired that day. AAA is really one of the best deals around. i know ya have to pay that 180.00 a year but so many places give AAA discounts ( if you ask ) that it will mostly pay for itself. I have it for both the wife and I so we can actually get towed 400 miles in 2 days. I am rarely anywhere close to that far from home.





  • Name: "Papa Smurf" on 07/14/2019 at 1:59 AM
    Article: "Cast Iron Cooking & Cookware Tips For The Beginner"

    - Reread this article today after using my own oldest piece of cast iron this morning to cook my own breakfast. I have been using an 8" skillet I bought in the mid-sixties since I was a Boy Scout. Still as good or better than it was when I bought it. It's now one of my DW's favorites as well. I mentioned earlier on NRP's Bean article how to do Bean Hole cooking, so I won't repeat it here. Cast Iron remains my favorite utensil. I definitely agree on NOT using copper to clean it. Just try to get it out of the pan! (Hint; Coca Cola boiled in the pan will work, followed by boiling water and baking soda to get the coke residue out.) -Papa S.





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/14/2019 at 1:57 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Oh man DB Cooper, Yep, those were really good times. That was before development exploded over here, we used to camp right on the beaches, fishing, diving, surfing, drinking beer, hunting, Good fun, i grew up on a ranch, so we were always up on the mountain riding or driving trucks around, hunting, camping, had a pretty cool cabin we used to stay in at the 9500’ elev, talk about on top of the world, was usually above the cloud line, all kinds of wildlife from quail and franklins to pigs and goats and sheep, The stars were so bright and the sky so clear it was incredible, These are the memories that money can not buy, nir time replace, Many of the people are gone, either dead or moved, the lands all sold to the highest bidders again and again and the hear and soul gone. But the memories indellible in my mind. Yes there were tough times too, but at this point in life i want to only remember stuff and fo stuff that brings me joy, So much of what we are witnessing is truly trivial and honestly for most of us inconsequential. So why get all worked up about things we have no control over or that may never come yo oass nor even touch us directly. Live Live and do whatever makes a smile come to your face. This is what i need to keep foremost in my own mind and would benefit each and every one of us, live, truly live,





  • Name: "Anony Mee" on 07/14/2019 at 12:05 AM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Went to town today; ran errands. Picked up 15 gallons of coffee grounds. Brought my own buckets to the Mickey Ds, but Starbucks gives a 5 gallon bucket for you to haul away the grounds. Picked up 4 boxes of fruit and vegetable scraps from two markets. Pigs, chickens, earthworms, and garden all happy. Back in the mid-70s I recall friends who loved coffee re-roasting their used grounds and using them again at a higher concentration. Saved a lot of money that way. Too bad I don’t drink the stuff. I’d be sittin’ pretty.





  • Name: "-Jed" on 07/13/2019 at 11:48 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    I just read all of the comments. What happened to America where we now fear the bad guys and the good guys? Can we really live without trusting anyone? As for lawyers, are we at this place in time because of them?





  • Name: "Dennis" on 07/13/2019 at 11:04 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Couple of observations from an old street cop. Seems to be a lot of confusion about the Miranda warning. A couple of things to consider. Most arrests are "on view, in the act", meaning the officer saw the offense occur, who the perpetrator was, and made the arrest immediately. In cases like this, they are not depending on any information you might offer him/her. He may "read you your rights"....or not, under these circumstances. It's to his/her advantage to do so, just in case you want to add to his/her evidence, but most times the officer has a stand alone case. Nothing you say is needed to help the case. If you do offer evidence, if the officer didn't advise you of your rights, it won't be allowed in court. Another thing to consider is excited utterances" or "res gestae statements". These fall outside the Miranda rule. These are what will get you in trouble. Talking in the heat of the moment, thinking out loud, trying to justify in your mind...and anyone listening, what happened. In the aftermath of a self defense action is not the time to run your mouth. If you can calmly and TRUTHFULLY articulate, without embellishment, why you were in fear of losing your life or of suffering grave bodily injury, or preventing same to a third party, it is not going to hurt your situation. It can help determine the direction of the investigation. Requesting counsel before answering any further questions would be completely understandable and expected by the investigators.





  • Name: "hermit us" on 07/13/2019 at 10:09 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    DB So, your birthday April 13, 1978 since you know it well hahaha





  • Name: "Anon" on 07/13/2019 at 10:07 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Lauren, sure, they are all recording. Also, think of the info an agency could "figure out", by analysing patterns of use, etc.. (when you're home/how many/etc etc)





  • Name: "D B Cooper" on 07/13/2019 at 9:52 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    42 years to the day from the 1977 blackout





  • Name: "hermit us" on 07/13/2019 at 9:45 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Not sure if it is proven by past outages, but I would guess there will be a bump in the birthrate exactly 9 months from tonight. They better plan to staff up for that time. :)





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/13/2019 at 9:35 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» Guilty or not You should NEVER say anything other than β€œI want an attorney” PERIOD! This is what an attorney i know told me when a group of us were discussing some stuff. He said that is all you need to say period





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/13/2019 at 9:08 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    If I remember right... You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. If you seek an attorney.......





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/13/2019 at 9:02 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Keeper One thing that confused the hell out of me..... I was a reserve for several departments....for X? years. I can only count, on a severely stubby hand, how many times an arrested person was read their Miranda Rights. If once arrested, those rights need to be pronounced, correct?? No.matter the.circumstance?





  • Name: "Dennis" on 07/13/2019 at 9:01 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Modern Throwback, Use of this probably varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but settled case law does allow that a person, who can reasonably be considered a witness to or to have knowledge of a criminal act, be detained long enough to determine their name, address, and other contact information. If they refuse, or if they are unable to provide proof of I.D. and other info necessary to locate later, they can be held until they provide proof of I.D. You have the right to be silent, not to refuse to identify if you are a witness. In rare instances, if circumstances dictate that the officer's attentions are necessary to quell a continuing situation and feels the witness(es) may flee before peace is restored, you may be detained until they are satisfied with your proof of I.D., at which time you would be released. This last example is the only reason you might be restrained without first being allowed to identify yourself and go on your way.........unless you were a part of thee criminal activity.





  • Name: "Keeper" on 07/13/2019 at 8:54 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    A self defense shooting is a legal nightmare. If you carry a gun without carry insurance your crazy. All you can really say is that "I was in feared for my family's lives and my life, so I tried to stop him." After that tell the police respectfully, that you understand they need more information and you will be happy to speak to them once your lawyer is present. You will likely be arrested and will likely will be out on bond the next day to begin a legal nightmare. Which will certainly end in a civil legal battle with your attacker's family, who are "victims" now. You will likely weather the criminal trial but the civil fight is a much lower burned of proof for "damages". Get Carry Insurance!





  • Name: "Keeper" on 07/13/2019 at 8:42 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Where I work we can only detain individuals who we believe to be a danger to themselves or others. Like being high on drugs, mental subjects, or someone trying to hide a weapon maliciously. Detaining is temporary. A arrest or release decision should be made promptly.





  • Name: "Keeper" on 07/13/2019 at 8:37 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Disclaimer I am a Deputy. Depends what the police are coming to your door for. Depends on the agency in your area and how they conduct themselves. Depends on a lot. Keep in mind policing does not function well without tips and help from the community. Particularly in low to medium crime areas. Self initiated calls are slow coming if your in a quiet patrol area. Go to City Council meetings and County meetings. Get to know your police and their values. If your in an area too large for that to work then you probably have more important things to worry about. Please remember that Miranda Warnings are not necessary in some states. Ya that is right. It is not required where I work for an arrest. A Miranda Warning in my area is only needed when you have custody (Not Free to Leave) AND interrogation (Questioning), IF you want the statements to hold up in court. Be Safe Everyone!





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/13/2019 at 8:29 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    MT Ok so anybody can correct me if I'm wrong... So those few years of education might be....almost a couple decades.... But being detained is.... For my safety and yours.... Basically, let me find out what is going on in this particular circumstance. And if questioned, you have the Right not to answer, without consulting an attorney first U are not being under arrest at this time of detainment.





  • Name: "Tommyboy" on 07/13/2019 at 8:26 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»





  • Name: "D B Cooper" on 07/13/2019 at 8:17 PM
    Article: "Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"

    Power out in Manhattan. Migh make for an interesting evening!





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/13/2019 at 7:58 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Is funny....but not. The kids bought us a Fire stick for Christmas, last year. Future DIL says, Yeah, you can ask Alexa for.... FWTB says, You should have seen your own expression when she said that. Thanks, kids, but that device is not permitted in my home....





  • Name: "Modern Throwback" on 07/13/2019 at 7:56 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    I have a question about the police action known as "detaining" a person. I have seen officers on televised shows "detain" someone, and they put that person in handcuffs. I knew nothing of this law, or the ability of the police officers to do this in the US until I began seeing it on television. When I first saw it happen, I was completely confused....and disgusted. Since then, I've seen it quite often on police shows. If a person is not a threat, or being arrested, why does the officer have the legal right to handcuff someone? From what I've seen, if a person is being detained and they choose to not say anything ('plead the Fifth'), nothing good can come of it. In my eyes, a person being detained is essentially being questioned, even interrogated, but that person has not been arrested or been told that they have any rights whatsoever. Personally, I believe if this happened to me, I would say nothing. At that point, the officer(s) would arrest me, I'm sure. What would the charges be -- unwilling to 'cooperate' or 'withholding' information or resisting a police officer? Can someone explain it to me?





  • Name: "ToCor" on 07/13/2019 at 7:42 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    No Statement, No Waiver, No Poly. I want a lawyer.





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/13/2019 at 7:40 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Lauren Yeah I don't even feel safe peeing in my own home....I choose...off the deck.... but then....there are the satellites, gooble maps, passerby-ers. I ain't safe anywhere





  • Name: "Slippy" on 07/13/2019 at 7:38 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Law Enforcement Officers Investigate and Arrest. Generally speaking they are not here to Serve and Protect.





  • Name: "Lauren" on 07/13/2019 at 7:23 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Smart anything. Smart coffeemakers, smart drills, smart water heaters, smart stoves. I wonder if all these "smart" appliances could be used as a booster for 5G? How many of them are recording?





  • Name: "Anon" on 07/13/2019 at 7:00 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Joe c --- check on that spouse thing....I understood it to be …"does not have to testify"..(not cannot). That is, can if so chooses. Live in partner...mmmm yes, Alexa, as others have said...amazing how folks are choosing to lose privacy to this and other similar things...In China they are recording everything about everyone, videoing them out and about, and keeping records (litterly). They give each citizen a "social accountability" score (or some such). If govt doesn't like the score, citizen is banned fr certain privileges/kids banned fr certain schools/banned from certain travel/etc...Well, at least China is somewhat honest about what it is doing. It is not a secret. Which lettered agency is scooping up all North America data?





  • Name: "Joe c" on 07/13/2019 at 6:55 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    9-1-1 Starts recording milliseconds after hitting the last one, whether there is or not a dispatcher on the other end.





  • Name: "Anon" on 07/13/2019 at 6:54 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Absolutely critical to follow this advice. And, if you think you are safe because you live in the unicorn country of Canada, you are not. In Canada it is quite legal for the police to lie to you (George says he saw you do it before you passed out, Mike says such and such , etc). Have seen/heard many instances where a person only got charged/convicted because they babbled/tried to "help". Also, in Canada, many law enforcement departments (not certain it is all across Canada, but many)...have this very odd record keeping /custom. For example, if an employer does a police background check for criminality/perversion charges, well that might be well commended. However, many police departments when presented with this query, will respond in the affirmative even if you have had any police contact==== such as....you called police to report an intruder...…//// you called police because the neighbor's dog was digging up your yard----/// you called police because you found a confused elderly person....///you called police for most any reason. Apparently these will all get you tossed into some general file, and if you ever have a police background check for work..caught in the net. --- Have read a few articles in Canada re folks caught in this net and denied employment/other opportunities due to this. Folks had to spend much bucks / lawyers to try to get sorted. --- Does make one think twice ...





  • Name: "me2" on 07/13/2019 at 6:40 PM
    Article: "Why You Should Never Talk To The Police"

    Only in America can we be convinced that it's so cool or so wonderful to run our homes by voice control AND THUS buy our own Surveillance Devices. So much free data we donate along with our Facebook lives, DNA tests and such. Recently here in New England a man was convicted of a crime from his DNA reports. How many true stories of how Alexia and Seri is recording every word you say AND recent court cases have successfully USED those recordings against you. Even your Smart interactive TV and remote is something Orville's 1984 would understand. A computer and a dumb cell phone is useful enough I tolerate it knowing how even they can be used against me. No Internet of Things (AKA Smart Fridges etc.) for me thanks.