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“Licensed to Ill”

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<quoted text>Easy to address: there are pills which suppress mnstration. Declare pregnancy an automatic ineligibility for combat. 25 years ago you peed in a cup and watche whetehr the strip turned pink or blue in what 20 minutes?. Like I said , easy.
What if you are out in the field, behind enemy lines and the woman didn't know she was pregnant and suddenly starts having morning sickness.

Once again ... men will be put at risk ... and mission objectives will be compromised.

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Think of it this way, let's let all the women and gays in the military that we can. Then when Revolution II breaks out, those are the people we'll be fighting against. The gays will be throwing their rainbows and the women will be squatting in the bushes menstruating. Should be an easy victory!
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Jan 26, 2013
 
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He owed property in te evelopment, had signed the HOA agreement and was speeding within the gated community. I have no sympathy for him nor do I think it is the beginnig of a slippery slope.
How many more Trevon Martin cases are we gonna see unfold because of this before people realize this isn't a good idea?

And I'm ok with a mall cop writing you a parking ticket on *mall* property, but he cannot detain you. And a gated roadway is one thing, but what about a public roadway in an HOA community?
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Jan 26, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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How many more Trevon Martin cases are we gonna see unfold because of this before people realize this isn't a good idea?
And I'm ok with a mall cop writing you a parking ticket on *mall* property, but he cannot detain you. And a gated roadway is one thing, but what about a public roadway in an HOA community?
But that was not the point of the decision.

Zimmerman was a self appointed neighborhood watch person.

The HOA cop was an employee of a company which had been hired by the HOA to do precisely what he did, something to which the driver had agreed in advance, in writing. Significant differences there.
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Ooops , forgot to take off my troll coat

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Here's something that pzzed me off this morning. A HOA can hire their own rent-a-cops that can detain drivers and issue tickets, even if the person is not a member of the community. Upheld by the Illinois supreme court, this is a slippery slope that can lead to a whole host of problems. I can't agree with this at all.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...
Is it a gated community? As I understand it, at least in Foorida, a the roads of a gated community are not considered public roads. The HOA is responsible for road maintenance costs. It would seem logical to me that they would then be able to police their property like a Target security guard policing the parkin lot.

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I would laugh in a mall cops face and drive away. Its private property, and no judge is going to preside over such a case.
At best it would be a civil case, basically your suing the person.
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How many more Trevon Martin cases are we gonna see unfold because of this before people realize this isn't a good idea?
And I'm ok with a mall cop writing you a parking ticket on *mall* property, but he cannot detain you. And a gated roadway is one thing, but what about a public roadway in an HOA community?

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I just read your story dog.

But the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday reversed each of those findings, ruling that Lake Holiday was allowed to enforce its bylaws against residents and that courts "generally do not interfere with the internal affairs of a voluntary association."

This is a private matter among parties that have a prior agreement, not someone passing thru.

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Just made my first ever call to the authorities to report something (when do i get my crotchety old man ribbon?)

This is the second time in 2 days I had to make my kids go inside cause some asshole can't keep track of his pitbull, who just wandered into my yard. Seems friendly, but I don't give a rat's ass. I don't take no chances with pit bulls.

And while I'm birching about neighbors, the neighbors moved out a whie ago and rented their place. I live on a culdesac, and there is enough room for 1 car on the street beteen our houses. I don't need the spot, so I got no problem with them parking there even though its primarily in front of my house, but they have a piece of shit that has just leaked oil like a mfr. Then, a shitload of broken glass ended up in the street near that spot. Some dumbass just swept it right to the edge of the street and into the grass. So I just spent 20 minutes with the wet/dry vac sucking shards of glass out of my grass. Friggin morons

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I would not take chances with ANY dog. The friendliest mutt can turn in a moment. Cant fault the dog, its the way they are wired, and needs to be respected. Your kids are not part of their pack, so they have no social standing to the dog.
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Just made my first ever call to the authorities to report something (when do i get my crotchety old man ribbon?)
This is the second time in 2 days I had to make my kids go inside cause some asshole can't keep track of his pitbull, who just wandered into my yard. Seems friendly, but I don't give a rat's ass. I don't take no chances with pit bulls.
And while I'm birching about neighbors, the neighbors moved out a whie ago and rented their place. I live on a culdesac, and there is enough room for 1 car on the street beteen our houses. I don't need the spot, so I got no problem with them parking there even though its primarily in front of my house, but they have a piece of shit that has just leaked oil like a mfr. Then, a shitload of broken glass ended up in the street near that spot. Some dumbass just swept it right to the edge of the street and into the grass. So I just spent 20 minutes with the wet/dry vac sucking shards of glass out of my grass. Friggin morons
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Did anyone ever hear from Cycle?

Before the PM system I had some email contact with Andie J. For those who missed the conversation, she died about 2 years ago.

Yesterday I had a message from her email account with no typed message, just a link. Her account had not been closed down and was clearly hijacked, but it was very very unnerving.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
Just made my first ever call to the authorities to report something (when do i get my crotchety old man ribbon?)

This is the second time in 2 days I had to make my kids go inside cause some asshole can't keep track of his pitbull, who just wandered into my yard. Seems friendly, but I don't give a rat's ass. I don't take no chances with pit bulls.

And while I'm birching about neighbors, the neighbors moved out a whie ago and rented their place. I live on a culdesac, and there is enough room for 1 car on the street beteen our houses. I don't need the spot, so I got no problem with them parking there even though its primarily in front of my house, but they have a piece of shit that has just leaked oil like a mfr. Then, a shitload of broken glass ended up in the street near that spot. Some dumbass just swept it right to the edge of the street and into the grass. So I just spent 20 minutes with the wet/dry vac sucking shards of glass out of my grass. Friggin morons
Do you know whose dog it is? If not, I don't blame you at all for calling the authorities.

Re: broken glass - sometimes living out in the real world stinks. In the warmer weather, we get a decent amount of dog crap on our lawn because people are too lazy to clean up. My husband spends half of the night trying to catch people/dogs in the act.

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Jess in NJ wrote:
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Do you know whose dog it is? If not, I don't blame you at all for calling the authorities.
Re: broken glass - sometimes living out in the real world stinks. In the warmer weather, we get a decent amount of dog crap on our lawn because people are too lazy to clean up. My husband spends half of the night trying to catch people/dogs in the act.
I had no idea whose dog it was. the 8 year old girl down the street was coming our way when I was cleaning he glass and I recommended she head back home. She was headed right for the dog. She thought it belonged to someone around the corner. Wife woke up, she thinks it belongs to the new neighbors.
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PEllen wrote:
Before the PM system I had some email contact with Andie J. For those who missed the conversation, she died about 2 years ago.
I'm sorry to hear that. The last I remember, a few yrs ago, she said she was too busy w/tax season to post. I had no idea she was ill and died.

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Jan 26, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Wait for tomorrow- they are predicting an ice storm and I am not going out in that.
default plans for sunday include dinner at my parents, about 15-20 minutes away. our out is that hubby is on-call and doing project work (that [koff koff] can go awry). my mom mentioned that there's going to be "weather"... so, now, hubby and i are debating which unfortunate restaurant delivery guy's life we'll endanger...

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Woo! Wine!

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Just got an email promoting some "Clockwork Angels" tour. Anyone every heard of it?

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Jan 27, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
Just got an email promoting some "Clockwork Angels" tour. Anyone every heard of it?
Do you mean does anyone know who is performing or are you asking for reviews?

That's Rush's current tour, named after their latest album. Haven't heard anything about it, though :)

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Jess in NJ wrote:
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Do you mean does anyone know who is performing or are you asking for reviews?
That's Rush's current tour, named after their latest album. Haven't heard anything about it, though :)
Shhh.. I was just messin with Race and Mimi

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