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by fickman
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?
Replies: 206
Views: 6869

Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

So the goal is to WIN! So let's see. The troops wanting to win select their preferred general. The troops who didn't get their general selected stay home and don't fight for the selected general. That's the way to win for sure. Yeah, right :???: To take this analogy further: It's easy to lay the bl...
by fickman
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?
Replies: 206
Views: 6869

Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

I already liked Cruz, and last night he elevated himself several notches in my view. As for the pledge, first, I do think that last night's speech was supportive of Trump and upheld the pledge. More importantly, I think that pledge comes with some basic, common sense, tacit terms and conditions. The...
by fickman
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Sean Payton: Can get 10 guns shipped to your house tomorrow
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: Sean Payton: Can get 10 guns shipped to your house tomorrow

I put together a compilation of all of his statements for another thread. I'll repost it here for this conversation: He seems to have hit all of the favorites: - mythical online gun vending machine - non-sequitor reference to the UK - mentioning hunting - science fiction-like attributes for a "...
by fickman
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: New Orleans Saints defensive end shot
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: New Orleans Saints defensive end shot

Very odd. New video shows Smith following the eventual shooter, the shooter stopping short quickly, Smith (probably) rear ending him, and then Smith driving off when the other party pulled over. http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/12/sport/will-smith-former-new-orleans-saints-player-killed/index.html Also, w...
by fickman
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Books & Videos
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 155
Views: 14878

Re: What are you currently reading?

I finished the book and highly recommend it. It is really quite an interesting story. It was amazing how Clarence Thomas was attacked by the liberals because he didn't think the same way as they expected all black people to think. :banghead: My favorite line from the book is a quote from Clarence T...
by fickman
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deterrence value of cameras
Replies: 30
Views: 1896

Re: Deterrence value of cameras

Our neighborhood considered installing a commercial camera solution to curtail occasional vandalism at our pool. We looked at the bid and decided not to do it. The reasoning: - The cost would have covered twenty years of the typical sort of vandalism we see (petty destruction of patio furniture, etc...
by fickman
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Books & Videos
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 155
Views: 14878

Re: What are you currently reading?

WildBill wrote: :thumbs2: That should be an interesting read.

I'll tell you this: our country could use about 200 million more people with the work ethic of Thomas' grandfather. It's inspiring.
by fickman
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Books & Videos
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 155
Views: 14878

Re: What are you currently reading?

I just finished My Grandfather's Son: The Memoir of Clarence Thomas and would highly recommend it to people from all political backgrounds. It's a marvelous read and eye-opening to learn of the details of Thomas' upbringing and to think how they shaped him. Spoiler alert, he was not always a staunch...
by fickman
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Tarrant County Sheriff candidate Bill Waybourn
Replies: 14
Views: 1364

Re: Tarrant County Sheriff candidate Bill Waybourn

I have nothing against Mr Waybourn. By all accounts, he is a good man, but if Sheriff Anderson wants to be our Sheriff one more term, I am happy to have him. That's the beauty of many primary races. . . I love it when you have two people you could support. It makes the decision harder, but the cons...
by fickman
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Welcome to the funny spot on your dial!
Replies: 29
Views: 12502

Re: Welcome to the funny spot on your dial!

I have had so many LEO friends tell me they know another officer who did this that I'm sure it's more urban legend than anything. It's amusing nonetheless: *Male officer pulls over a female driver in her mid 20s for speeding* Officer: May I see your license and proof of insurance, please? Female (ha...
by fickman
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Klebold's mother breaks her silence
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Klebold's mother breaks her silence

My unscientific hypothesis is that video games are a bigger influence than movies as they put the player into the action and the player becomes an active participant. I don't think they have a negative impact on everybody who plays them, but I definitely believe that they could have a major impact o...
by fickman
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Half Price Records & Books--30.06/30.07
Replies: 53
Views: 4775

Re: Half Price Records & Books--30.06/30.07

I can think of a situation in NYC where the on-duty police shot plenty of innocent bystanders.
by fickman
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Help finding a new movie theater in Fort Worth
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: Help finding a new movie theater in Fort Worth

Harkins in Southlake and Cinemark in Alliance were not posted 30.06 the last time I visited each.
by fickman
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Dallas Home Invasion: Local Radio Personality Firsthand Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

Re: Dallas Home Invasion: Local Radio Personality Firsthand Experience

I think my preferred course of action is to aim and command he lie down. If he runs out of the house, he can go. If he flexes one muscle in my direction, I assume he's attacking and open fire. One thing that struck me is the confusion / dumbfoundedness. Waking up to an alert situation is hard enough...

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