I just do not understand police in America

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  1. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    I've seriously never had an issue, and I've been pulled over alot. I seriously mean alot. Been searched better than 30 times too in my past , though never arrested for anything.

    The only time a cop got squirrely on me was due to my cell phone. It was an early flip and rotate model that had a camera on a swivel. The cop could only see the end of the camera and it was silver, for a second he thought it was the barrel release on a pistol.

    By the way, I'm at work tonight. My office is right on the edge of a not so nice part of town. Came to work packing, just not an option in the UK and I'm glad I have the right.

    Cheap and effective:
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  2. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    OK, can I just give him the bird from the driver's seat then?


    Slowly.

    Is that a water pistol Mr Orange?

    In England we prefer to use knives. It's more personal.
  3. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    Water pistols do nothing to the bad guys Ian, except get them wet. With anyone that I would have to use deadly force against I'd prefer to keep them at least a few feet away.

    You could just give a cop the finger, that is your right but you might not like the consequences.
  4. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    "Just like an Englishman to bring a knife to a gun fight"


    A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a Sheriffs Deputy. He thinks that he is smarter than the Deputy because he is sure that he has a better education. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the deputies expense.

    Deputy says, “License and registration, please.â€

    Lawyer says, “What for?â€

    Deputy says, “You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop signâ€

    Lawyer says, “I slowed down, and no one was coming.â€

    Deputy says, “You still didn’t come to a complete stop. License and registration, please.â€

    Lawyer says, “What’s the difference?â€

    Deputy says, “The difference is you have to come to a complete stop, that’s the law. License and registration, please!â€

    Lawyer says, “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration and you give me the ticket, if not you let me go and no ticket.â€

    Deputy says, “Exit your vehicle, sir.â€

    At this point, the deputy takes out his nightstick and starts beating the ever-loving snot out of the lawyer and says €œDo you want me to stop or just slow down?â€
  5. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    I like a story i heard on TV from Mel Gibson while filming Braveheart.

    He was sitting around a campfire with some of the Scottish extras and he turned to one of the guys and said "What do you wear under your kilt" and the guy said "Your wife's lipstick" haha

    "WHAT DO YOU WEAR UNDER YOUR KILT?"

    How badly do you want to know?
    How warm are your hands?
    Me mother once told me a real lady wouldn't ask. She was right, God bless 'er.
    My Scottish pride.
    On a good day, lipstick.
    Play your cards right and you can find out.
    Tell me madam , would you go jogging without a bra? If so, where do you jog and when?
    Sorry, I'm a bit shy and not much good with words. Give me your hand...
    Talcum powder


    "WHAT'S UNDER YOUR KILT?"

    A wee set of pipes.
    Bagpipes, wanna give 'em a blow?
    It's the smallest airport in the world.....2 hangars and a night fighter.
    My shoes and socks.
    String -- I had to tie it up so it didn’t hang below the kilt.
    What God graced me with.
  6. Cass

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    Getting out of the car, depending on the circumstances, is the quickest way to get a gun pulled on you...

    And I don't know about you but I don't want the possibility of an AD to happen when a gun is pointed at me especially if there is no reason...

    Just wait for them to approach and contact you before you do anything...
  7. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    As far as knives go I know a profesional knife fighter that if a gun was not pointed at him and he was within 5 feet of the gun holder could have him disabled before he could blink...but he is the exception...most people haven't the faintest idea how to use a knife corectly...
  8. Cookie

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    HA HA HA HA, very very funny Peter.
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  9. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Reminds me of James Coburn in the "The Magnificent Seven"
  10. Thatguy

    Thatguy Homeowner

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    "In the Gravest Extreme" had a section on people who are good with knives.
  11. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Most English youths do.

    Interesting profession being a professional knifefighter.
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  12. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    He is responsible for training police and he teaches them what someone with a knife and knows how to use it can do to help them be prepaired...

    That is why he is a professional...he was my instructor when I took my firearms concealed carry course...
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  13. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    I have grown up with Police as neighbors & friends
    Never get out of the car, keep your hands on the wheel
    They may have pulled you over because a bad guy is driving a car like yours
    That happened to me, had a long talk with the officer as I was restoring a '66 Mustang & he was restoring one too
    Friends saw me pulled over & wanted to know what I did
    I've always been polite when pulled over...usually just a warning
    My friend was a jerk most times....and received tickets....his insurance was very high

    Went out with an English girl & her friends in the car behind us were pulled over
    So I pulled over as they were following us,she jumped out of the car to go back & see what was going on
    Officer had a fit & told her to get back in the car....luckily we were all sober

    That was actually a given when going out with the English girls - one was always the designated driver & sober
  14. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    I'm still getting out. This is the land of the free. And I like some fresh air when talking to an officer.
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    Nothing is ever free, we pay a price for everything.
  16. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    True here's your fresh air

  17. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    That's funny

    I guess he ain't got any education.

    That's what i do in my spare time i quote on jobs but i don't really want to do the jobs.


    I can't believe Al Pacino went from acting to bidding on jobs without a licence.
  18. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    I've seen estimates ranging from 20 billion a year, to more than 100 billion a year, as the supposed cost of the CAA. Hard to quantify that sort of thing...

    Equally hard to quantify: wonder how much money it's saved us in medical bills, days off work due to respiratory illness, and so on? Also things like less maintenance on the exterior of your house, monuments, machinery, etc.

    The EPA reckons we saved $45 for every $1 it cost to comply to the CAA. That's probably an over-estimate (they're not exactly likely to be neutral on this issue), but it's just common sense that it must have saved us something. I don't know where your quote is from, but I'd distrust any source that completely ignores the question.
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