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Mostly Positive LEO encounter

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by funkerbunny, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. Huddog

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    Sorry about your encounter. More sorry that some people on the thread think all LEOs are "out to get" innocent people, because God knows there are not enough bad guys out there to get without "planting evidence." By the way "profiling" is definately illegal.
     
  2. The Tourist

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    Treo, to give you an honest answer, and I'll try to make this so simple even you'll understand, a club member's colors are to be considered his rolling resume' of the events and times in which he rode.

    As Biker or Bikerdoc can testify, any event or toursit attraction has a pin or patch of that year or era. For example, the first fifty sets of colors of my club were handmade by a little old lady named Betty Lou, or Betty Sue. There were fifty because she gave our president Bob Smith a deal on that quantity. Mine is one of those fifty sets.

    The emblems and rockers which came after that were machine-made with a slightly different design. This fact alone demonstrates the years I patched and rode.

    Emblems don't have to be macho, but they signify some importance to the biker. Many bikers wear Red Cross medals. Or pins from the cities in which they have traveled.

    I have known my wife for almost 40 years. As a young girl, she was a Girl Scout who vacationed at a Wisconsin resort called "Camp Go Seek." Our Adventist church later bought that property. She had the old camp patch in her things, and she sewed that patch to my colors.

    Some items were gifts, some trophies, some designate my entrance to activities like "The Pork Patrol."

    If you were connected to any aspect of law enforcement you would have known this stuff from the bikers and cops in your area.

    I also have a 'cannabis sativa' patch on my colors. I suppose you also want me to find that receipt, as well.
     
  3. Treo

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    (IOW) No, you can't prove it .
    Thanks

    BTW of all the people on this board who's concept of me I'm worried about, you aint it.
     
  4. The Tourist

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    Treo, I mean this sincerely. You're pride and your ego are far too wrapped up in the idea that you are connected to law enforcement. Look, many of us freely admit we're just neighborhood guys. I'm retired, I drive an eleven year old truck.

    I have called your credentials into question. In turn, you seriously expect me to find a torn 30 year old sleeve. Somehow, this validates your claims.

    No one, and I mean no one, is going to lose respect for you if you tell the truth. In fact, we'd have more respect for you if you dropped the pretense.

    Like I told hso on a telephone call, the hardest thing I ever did was to hunt down all of the people I had wronged or lied to, admit my guilt and offer an apology. I could only do two people per night. I would have rather been kicked by a townie.

    But, guy, you don't know about history, law, procedure and the statutes of your own state--available on a simple google. If this thread does anything perhaps it will show our true high road.

    I'm holding my hand out to you here.
     
  5. KelVarnson

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    Wow, we've got quite a cat fight going here. Before the thread gets locked, I wanna read about this fountain story. Can someone give me a link or something? Sounds amusing, at least.

    And to the OP, any updates? Did your girlfriend remind you of anything you left out of the story?
     
  6. Orthonym

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    I still think it was the DEFCON sticker. Y'know, "Dirty Hippy Hackers!"

    How I miss the Huntsville, Alabama parachute club from the early seventies! We had students like me, we had dirty hippies, we had scary "special" Army types, we had NASA engineers, we had a guy who was on the board of the FAI.

    We all got along just fine.

    P.s. That was about the time of the D.B. Cooper thing. The USPA magazine had an ad in it from the FBI, asking us to turn the guy in, if we knew him. To a man, and woman, we decided, uh, no.
     
  7. The Tourist

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    Don't go making a big deal of this. I'm not even mad at Treo.

    But I think there's a very positive principle at work here. We're supposed to be "the high road." I admit, I'm a fudd, but opportunities should be used to pass on some info and some life lessons.

    I've even had PMs with a mod who proffered there were many posers.

    One of the life lessons I can teach is the idea of lying. It's not just as simple as trying to impress a girl at a saloon. As you age you find truth in the old adage that "killing kills the killer." I hurt no one but myself.

    In the movie "The White Buffalo," one of the side stories deals with a Native American who has lost his honor. The tribe says that he must call himself "worm" until his debt is paid.

    I took that to heart. For many years my forum handle was "Ichabod Poser." As an student of the Bible can tell you, "Ichabod" means "God has left him."

    Don't just smirk and say that it's just the internet and "I'm just having fun." It broke me down to tears to find the people I had wronged.
     
  8. Matt G

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    How did this thread manage to degenerate so far?

    Good Gawd.

    Closed.
     
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