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by talltex
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Spanish Flu didn’t start in Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Spanish Flu didn’t start in Spain

I'm amazed at the number of people that have no idea of what you are talking about when you bring up the Spanish Flu. When all this first started to show up on the east and west coasts, I went to the local pharmacy and told the pharmacist I wanted to get a 90 day supply of all prescriptions. He aske...
by talltex
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 32683

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

The bottom line is that as a LEO she did have the right to be there, technically. Whoa there cowboy. Why? The police were not called to that apartment. She was not investigating a crime. She was not in pursuit of anyone. I'm curious about your assertion that she technically had a right to be in som...
by talltex
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 32683

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

flechero wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:12 pm
It doesn't matter if it was 12 or 15 hrs... if able to drive yourself home and carry a gun, you should be able to tell you aren't really home, IMO.
DING...DING...DING !! :thumbs2:
by talltex
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?
Replies: 48
Views: 3329

Re: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?

There wasn't a choice for me, as I was a conservative Democrat (yes there were conservatives in the Democrat Party back then). I changed to the Republican Party with Reagan. My family is originally all from Kentucky and Georgia. Before Jimmy Carter, most of them did vote Democrat. Even though conse...
by talltex
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?
Replies: 48
Views: 3329

Re: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?

This poll was not really to determine the changes in the party platforms. Democrats may not have been liberals by today's standards but they were still liberals as compared to Republicans. Many found the word liberal an insult back then, so they resisted the label. But they were still liberal in th...
by talltex
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?
Replies: 48
Views: 3329

Re: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?

I grew up in the 60's and 70's...had my draft card and turned 18 my freshman year of college. In your poll, you have the choices as Democrat ( Liberal) and Republican (Conservative) and the others. Anytime between 1836 and 1978, voting Democrat was NOT considered "liberal". If you wanted to get elec...
by talltex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.
Replies: 34
Views: 2926

Re: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.

The Deputy in this incident should be prosecuted without question. He opened fire through the side panel and/or door as the homeowner approached without any justification other than he was afraid the person in the house might shoot at him. If he is that frightened to approach a house at night then h...
by talltex
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 5068

Re: Property taxes

The property for the Astroworld, the large amusement park next to the Astrodome and fronting on Interstate 610 Loop, was appraised at 6 million dollars. It sold for 60 million dollars. That is how accurate commercial appraisals are. There are other factors that can affect the value of commercial pr...
by talltex
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: AZ: Police release graphic video of officer involved shooting of Texas man
Replies: 82
Views: 8098

Re: AZ: Police release graphic video of officer involved shooting of Texas man

philip964 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:29 am
https://news.yahoo.com/police-officer-l ... 24546.html

Police officer who was found not guilty of murder by a jury, was rehired by the department so that he could file for PTSD disability and retire and receive. $30,000 a year pension.
I find that outcome absolutley disgusting.
by talltex
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 5068

Re: Property taxes

Just a new wrinkle that everyone with commercial properties needs to be aware of and decide what your response will be to your local appraisal board. I been receiving letters from my appraisal board for the last 3 years telling me : "As you know, the income generated by a property can have an effect...
by talltex
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 5068

Re: Property taxes

You can go to your County's Appraisal District website and pull up several residential, commercial and agriculture properties and see what the differences in each of those rates is in your County. Just for technical accuracy, you will see the tax rates for each taxing unit. All property is taxed at...
by talltex
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 5068

Re: Property taxes

The term exemption throws a lot of people off because it sounds like they don't have to pay ANY taxes. They do pay tax on it but at a greatly reduced rate. The exemption reduces the taxable "assessed" value of the land from the appraisal office valuation to 6.5% of the "appraised value". For exampl...
by talltex
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 5068

Re: Property taxes

The real evil is the agricultural exemption. I pay more property tax on my little plot in a suburban neighborhood than many pay for their hundreds of acres that produce little/nothing. But those folks who own vast tracts of land have bought enough legislative influence that the ag exemption will ne...
by talltex
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone fly-fish?
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Anyone fly-fish?

Degenerate fly fisherman here--wife got me hooked on it about 15 years ago when she finally got me to come up to Colorado for a week while she and my son and her family were on one of their annual trips to Creede. Always loved to fish, and used to have a bass boat and lots of baitcasting and spinnin...
by talltex
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Shooting at Twin Peaks in Waco
Replies: 572
Views: 36944

Re: Shooting at Twin Peaks in Waco

I was looking back through some of the testimony in the only case brought to trial - the one against the Bandido's Dallas Chapter President. One of the Waco officers testified that he shot 4 individuals and another said he shot 2 individuals. The Police Spokesman, Sgt. Swanton said his 3 officers fi...

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