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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #405 on: July 14, 2020, 09:30:20 PM »
So, was it easy to lure her back home? I can imagine lots of frolicking went on at the park. ;)

Sorry, I didn't see this before.

My dog loves to go to the park- for the purpose of "Checking her messages."   She's not too active ever since she tore her ACL and had surgery about a year ago. Also, Schipperkes aren't good in the heat. So a one mile round trip to and through the park has her pretty tired and thirsty and eager for air conditioning.    I've set an alarm so that I can make a regular practice of walking her in the morning while the course is mostly in the shade, at least until mid September.

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I'm still checking my temperature every day, and it's below normal.   Today my wife announced she doesn't think I'm sick, and she has given up on trying to get me a test.  I checked the Center for Disease Control website and answered their questions. They tell me I don't need a test. If my temperature is at or below normal tomorrow, I intend to call the blood center to reschedule.

Offline E_T

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #406 on: July 14, 2020, 10:34:38 PM »
Triple Digit Heat Index in the whole Central Florida Area
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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #407 on: July 26, 2020, 07:05:24 PM »
*Got my blood donation done. It went pretty quickly this time with an appointment and using the phone app to complete the questions.
*Stained my deck, using up various cans sitting around the house. That reminds me, I should put another coat of varnish on the front door. Maybe in September when it's cool enough to open the screens to let the fumes out.
* Painted another basement wall with drylock. Took three coats, those cinder blocks kept sucking up the stuff.
* I've been watering my plants every day. The daylilies I transplanted have completed their bloom cycle and are putting up new shoots. I'd call it a success.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #408 on: August 27, 2020, 03:11:20 AM »
Maybe you've been hearing about the overnight  shootings here. The reporting I've seen has ben largely incomplete.

I think this is accurate as far as it goes. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/kenosha-suspect-kyle-rittenhouse-trump-rally

WI is an open carry state. You can legally carry a firearm in plain view ( provided you are 18, which this Illinois interloper was not. ). Presumably Rittenhouse's group was hired to defend a gas station from arsonists.

The footage you aren't seeing is 1) militia saying the cops would send the protesters in their direction and leave. 2) Rittenhouse ( illegally carrying his rifle )approaching an armored vehicle and asking for water , getting both water and encouragement after curfew from the police. 3) Rittenhouse leaving the gas station and rapidly approaching some of the protestors/vandals and shooting one in the head, then saying on the phone "I just killed somebody". After that he started running away, and an angry crowd began pursuit. The video of him killing one pursuer and wounding another is what is gaining more attention on Tucker Carlson and national news.


 

Offline Geo

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #409 on: August 27, 2020, 09:16:31 PM »
He's still a minor. Does that mean he can't be charged with homicide?
Looking at the link you provided, the reports here on my side of the Atlantic are fairly accurate.


You say these vigilantes were 'hired' to protect a gas station. Does that really mean the owner payed these vigilantes to guard the place? And if so, is that a legal practice in the USA?
In my country, you need to have at least a license before you can work as a payed guard. And that's a non-armed job at that. For a firing/carrying license you need a whole extra set of licenses and confirmed shooting club membership before you're even allowed to carry a handgun off your premises.



Offline E_T

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #410 on: August 27, 2020, 11:19:36 PM »
He's still a minor. Does that mean he can't be charged with homicide?

IF they even decide to charge him, he will likely be charged as an Adult (they have done for other cases, all depending).  If they keep it as a Juvenile thing, there will be a big outcry against that, I would think...

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Looking at the link you provided, the reports here on my side of the Atlantic are fairly accurate.


You say these vigilantes were 'hired' to protect a gas station. Does that really mean the owner payed these vigilantes to guard the place? And if so, is that a legal practice in the USA?
In my country, you need to have at least a license before you can work as a payed guard. And that's a non-armed job at that. For a firing/carrying license you need a whole extra set of licenses and confirmed shooting club membership before you're even allowed to carry a handgun off your premises.
Might have been someone whom is very Right leaning, whom is doing things (behind the scenes) that are creating situations that fuel the Pro-Police (and current RNC fearmongering) situations.
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Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #411 on: August 28, 2020, 03:00:40 AM »
Prediction:  There will be an especially brutal-and-blatant cop-on-black murder in a month to six weeks.  This will not be a coincidence.

Offline Geo

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #412 on: August 28, 2020, 08:30:06 AM »
Next: due to continuing violence the elections will be indefinitely postponed

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #413 on: August 29, 2020, 03:37:03 AM »
He's still a minor. Does that mean he can't be charged with homicide?
Looking at the link you provided, the reports here on my side of the Atlantic are fairly accurate.


You say these vigilantes were 'hired' to protect a gas station. Does that really mean the owner payed these vigilantes to guard the place? And if so, is that a legal practice in the USA?
I9n my country, you need to have at least a license before you can work as a payed guard. And that's a non-armed job at that. For a firing/carrying license you need a whole extra set of licenses and confirmed shooting club membership before you're even allowed to carry a handgun off your premises.

1) He was charged with murder as an adult.

2) I'm not sure about the laws, they probably vary by city and state.
On the other hand, there are the "norms" . Back during the Rodney King riots in Las Angeles ( 1980s ? ) , the only grocery stores in the neighborhoods to survive the looting and burning were the Korean owned stores who put people on the roofs of the stores with shotguns to look mean and yell at the crowds when they approached the building. Insurance companies have been reluctant to pay for buildings and contest lost in riots, arguing that riots aren't normal situations with a fire department response, so they aren't covered.
Also, there simply aren't enough private security people in a city to protect the entire central business district on the same night.

So a store owner will likely ask or hire  a friend with a gun to stand outside the business or on the roof with him. If he doesn't know somebody, he starts contacting organizations of gun users. This is tolerated, because the police can't protect every business either.


IN THIS CASE the kid wasn't staying put protecting a business, he was roaming the streets. The cops should have told him to unload/ take apart his weapon and sent him home OR arrested him for breaking curfew and being under aged for open carry.

 

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