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Old 08-21-2006, 10:00 PM   #41
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I think I am the circumlocutor in this case. I looked it up in the OED after seeing your post, and it really isn't the word I was looking for. There is a word, but right now I can't get it.
Something to do with being circumspect, I would guess?

As far as Thefed's misadventures with his local PD go, I suspect that he may not have fully internalized the fact that now that he is a hard working taxpaying citizen, the police are there to serve him. So when a cop shows up at 10pm and checks for suspicious activities, he is protecting him from those bad guys hiding in the shadows. You are better off thanking the nice officer, telling him he is doing a good job and sending him off feeling all warm and fuzzy. That way next time you will get even better service for your taxpayer dollar 8)
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Re: I had words with TWO different cops today...
Old 08-21-2006, 10:12 PM   #42
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Well Fed, you are absolutely right. I don't know that a felon would always and necessarily be a greater risk to my information than a law abiding citizen. But let's just say I am not completely inexperienced with law breakers, and they tend to hang around with other lawbreakers, have different value systems from the mainstream, and have demonstrated- in your case twice-judgment or lack of ethics severe enough to get convicted of a felony.

But just as I donít invest in stocks with lousy balance sheets, even though I know quite well that every or even most stocks with lousy balance sheets will not go bankrupt, I donít see the point in running a risk that is clearly greater than zero.

IMO felons, alcoholics, dopers, DUI recipients are different from those who donít fit those categories. And for financial probity, I doubt the difference is usually positive.

But hey, anyone with a different idea, be my guest.

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I agree entirely with this post. It's one of the few in this thread I can say that about!! Everythings a calculated risk when it comes to things like finances, and went calculating, I'd rather circumlocute the dopers (did i use that right?...lol) One question though...what did you mean by 'in your case-twice'? If you are referring to an earlier post referring to multiple felonies, they all stemmed from the same incident. I learned from my mistakes If not, please explain...I didnt get it


Haha: In order to avoid any further circumlocutions, I will elaborate. I grew pot. It was GOOD pot. I was like a wine connosuier (sorry about the spelling), but I taste tested weed. Blueberry, bubblegum, fresh, aged, sticky, dry, colorful, green, certain 'high characteristics' etc. I cloned the best, cross-polinated between species and even created a certain strain that is catching on in an intenational level. It is a hardy, stout, potent,high yielding cerebral high with fragrences of purple bubblegum. As you can see, I wasnt a 'normal' pothead. I grew it and enjoyed the process of nurturing the plant, coming up with different species and varieties. I had blind taste tests with friends. It was not what someone might perceive as a stereotypical drug felon.


Anyway, I want to take this opportunit to apologize to anyone here who is tired of reading this back-and-forth banter, but cant help themselves enough to stop reading it! I'm at this site dily for one reason...to learn about money and the possibilities of FIRE. I value most of your opinions, and hope I can be a contributor of decent information on this site. I have gotten off track with my posts lately, posting about anything and everything. The one thing I've learned is I'm posting to a demographically opposite audience (opposite of myself). This results in many conflicting views, opinions, and ideas. There are a few people here more open minded than the rest, and not so eager to place blame or incinuate a dislike for me and my ideas/experiences. But such is life.

And now I'm going to go smoke a fat doobie and drink some beers, while riding around town with my 15 month old son in the car without a carseat. I will listen to hip hop music that degrades women and run red lights.


(Sorry, couldnt help it...its the smartass in me coming out)
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:15 PM   #43
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As far as Thefed's misadventures with his local PD go, I suspect that he may not have fully internalized the fact that now that he is a hard working taxpaying citizen, the police are there to serve him. So when a cop shows up at 10pm and checks for suspicious activities, he is protecting him from those bad guys hiding in the shadows. You are better off thanking the nice officer, telling him he is doing a good job and sending him off feeling all warm and fuzzy. That way next time you will get even better service for your taxpayer dollar 8)
that really hit home. I think you are 100% correct. For whatever reason, I see most cops still as 'the other team'. However, I must say, some in this town ARE still out to get me. Problem is, they cant...there's nothing to get!!!

thanks for the post
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:48 PM   #44
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I agree entirely with this post.* It's one of the few in this thread I can say that about!!* *Everythings a calculated risk when it comes to things like finances, and went calculating, I'd rather circumlocute the dopers (did i use that right?...lol) One question though...what did you mean by 'in your case-twice'?* If you are referring to an earlier post referring to multiple felonies, they all stemmed from the same incident.* I learned from my mistakes If not, please explain...I didnt get it
Fed, I misunderstood. Sorry for misrepresenting your experiences, which as you say are mild enough.

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In order to avoid any further circumlocutions, I will elaborate. I grew pot. It was GOOD pot.
There but for the grace of God go I.... But I also agree with Scrooge that your experiences may be overly negatively affecting your attitudes towards cops.

So, if the legal climate changes can we get growing tips

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Haha: In order to avoid any further circumlocutions, I will elaborate.* I grew pot.* It was GOOD pot.* I was like a wine connosuier (sorry about the spelling), but I taste tested weed. Blueberry, bubblegum, fresh, aged, sticky, dry, colorful, green, certain 'high characteristics' etc.* I* cloned the best, cross-polinated between species and even created a certain strain that is catching on in an intenational level.* It is a hardy, stout, potent,high yielding cerebral high with fragrences of purple bubblegum.* As you can see, I wasnt a 'normal' pothead.* I grew it and enjoyed the process of nurturing the plant, coming up with different species and varieties.* I had blind taste tests with friends.* It was not what someone might perceive as a stereotypical drug felon.
Holy crap. If you were willing to work theat hard on an illegal hobby, I now understand why you are willing to do rehab rental properties.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:17 AM   #47
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Lets-Retire:* I totally understand elaving the van running waqs dumb, and even a ticketable offense. It makes sense.* I never argued that with him. For your response to 'part 2', I'm confused.* What does him being visible and him shinign a light on me while I loaded my work van have to do with one another? Headlights would've been a great alternative if being visible was the goal. Instead, he crept up with parking lights on and blasted me with a light!

Andfinally, why should i use spell checl whn takling abuto police? do thye deserve more internet 'respect' than us other shmucks on the forum? enlightnen em please
Using only headlights does not distinguish the vehicle or the officer as law enforcement. I've seen cases thrown out because the officer did not use the 'specialized' lighting given. The argument was the bad guy couldn't tell the officer was the po-po. The spot light and take down lights are a lot brighter. The officer was making contact with someone he thought was suspicious. The last thing he wants is to go into the situation and not be able to see what is going on. You said he approached with his parking lights on. The allows you to keep your night vision intact for a few seconds longer. If you did have bad intentions, for a few seconds after he lit you up you are essentially blind which increases his safety. If he had approached with his headlights on the the spot light would not have been as effective at temporarily blinding you, increasing the danger to the officer.

The point about using spell check is that when you are complaining about someone and you have numerous errors it makes you look very stupid. The same point can be made when complaining about lawyers, doctors, bankers, or anybody else in a profession that requires education. It takes away from your complaint and makes you look like a little whiny kid.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:39 AM   #48
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The point about using spell check is that when you are complaining about someone and you have numerous errors it makes you look very stupid. The same point can be made when complaining about lawyers, doctors, bankers, or anybody else in a profession that requires education.

Well, if some of the dealings I've had with the police over the years are any indication, I'd say education is optional. So spell check isn't that critical when you rant about them. There are a lot of good cops out there, but let's face it, just like any group they're only human, so there are bound to be bad apples. Doesn't mean that they're ALL bad. But it doesn't mean they're all perfect little angels that deserve the utmost respect and never a bad word should be said about them.
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I wish I'd known about his security clearances when I was trying to get the paperwork processed on my guys! Heck, they could have called it the "Baxter Waiver"...
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