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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Sun May 23, 2021 11:20 am

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Kikapu wrote:Paphitis, if you are heading to the USA soon, I am posting this video again for you to watch plus, a more recent one (part 2) so that you can protect yourself against the police. This is not for because you may be guilty of something only, but more importantly, for your protection because you are innocent. Too many innocent people are thrown into jail because they chose to talk to the police but end up being wrongly arrested.





I'm really sorry Kikapu but I will be talking to police when they wish to talk to me. I think that is the common sense approach. I do not believe you will get very far for not talking to them on what is probably a very trivial matter.

99.9% of the time, when police are talking to me, it's pretty dam benign, or they are talking to me because I did some traffic misdemeanor like exceeding the speed limit by a small amount.


If you don't talk to them, you get a fine, if not more.

With a bit of cooperation, I might just get a little warning and be told to be on my way. best outcome ever.

I don't say how there is much to gain by not talking to them nicely and innocently. Only makes matters worse.

Oh but sure. if they suspect me for anything, which I highly doubt, or they want to charge me for a crime, which they won't, then I won't talk to them. I speak to a lawyer. And I know a few lawyers here in Australia that will drop everything and come out to my aid. Don't know any in the US except for my cousin in LA who is a lawyer.

The police in Australia and US are doing a job and are employed by me to protect and serve me.


Ok, have it your way. :D

Then let me suggest to you that you will never ever drink any alcohol with dinner at a restaurant and get stopped by the police on the way home while driving and admit to them that you had a drink (lying at this point will make matters worse) when asked if you had a drink and because you want to be talk and be truthful, then you are rolling the dice what the outcome will be, because a bad outcome with bad cops can affect your pilot’s medical certificate with the FAA, even if you thought that you were under the limit. :wink:


I can probably appreciate that.

You can't do it in Australia. I was just being a smart arse on that occasion because I knew I could get away with it and because the cop that pulled me over was an arsehole.

But when I was driving back, I was very paranoid about getting stung by 10 cop cars round the corner. I still would have passed their tests as I wasn't drunk. But it wasn't a fun drive. Kept expecting cop cars pulling out from every corner.

We were visiting a bar owned by some arsehole that owed my friend a substantial sum of money. It was more a business meeting and we had 2 drinks, and went home. :D

I wouldn't dare do anything like this in America. I don't have the experience or confidence to want to test my luck with US coppers. I don't think they can handle a laugh like Aussie coppers. The whole thing was staged for TV. Only thing, I was their unsuspecting random prey.

If they pull me over for a test, I will do as I'm told as I generally do here as well and which I think is by far the best approach. Really is no point doing anything else. Just follow their instructions, be as nice as possible, cooperative, humorous but not offensive. and answer their questions. Unless of course you are in deep trouble, in which case might want to not answer anything apart from name and address. The only person you should be speaking to first is quite obviously a lawyer as everything you do say can be used against you if you slip up and admit things you shouldn't be admitting to or even just playing ball with their very tricky questions.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Thu May 27, 2021 9:09 pm

In one way I really don’t like this idea of free for all to be able to carry a gun because there are way too many nutcases on the streets, but on the other side of the coin which I do like, it will put the cops in check not to abuse their powers. So it is the classic case of, “win some, lose some”! :D

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Texas Passes Take-Your-Gun-To-Town Law

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Texas is on the verge of becoming the most-populous state in the nation to allow permit-less carry of handguns, meaning any adult who can legally obtain a gun can take it to town, without any training or certification. It’s the firearms equivalent of abandoning drivers licenses. The governor, Greg Abbott, is a big fan of what gun advocates term “constitutional carry,” and has signaled he’s eager to sign the bill into law. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Lordo » Thu May 27, 2021 10:18 pm

Lets face it the America has the most stupid people running the Republican party.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:02 am

...from the guy, a few days ago, who was my reason for starting this thread,

https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7bebg/ ... ign=210601

While speaking on stage, Flynn was asked by an audience member who said he’d been in the military: “I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?”

After cheers from the crowd died down, Flynn responded: “No reason. I mean, it should happen here.”


...i had hopes that in this case, Justice would be demonstrated and seen as swift; but in this case i was wrong.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Lordo » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:11 pm

Who can remeber this? Talking of senile presdients win one for the Gipper and all that.

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Re: ...this is America.

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:10 am

It's worth mentioning,



...what is the first Memorial Day?
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:33 am

A bad idea. This will become the dirties stretch of Highway in the USA as anti Trump Americans will throw their trash out of the car windows as the drive through it. :wink:

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GOP Lawmakers Get Oklahoma Highway Named After Donald Trump Over Democratic Objection

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Thu, June 3, 2021, 5:37 PM

Donald Trump will soon have a permanent presence — of sorts — in Oklahoma, where Gov. Kevin Stitt last week signed legislation to name a stretch of highway after the former president.

Republican legislators in the state tucked the highway-naming proposal into an annual bridge-and-highway-naming bill, which also includes a measure to name an interchange after Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe.

In April, state lawmakers voted to name a roughly 20-mile stretch of U.S. 287, in Oklahoma's panhandle, the "President Donald J. Trump Highway."

According to The Oklahoman, the portion of highway will run from Boise City to the Oklahoma-Texas border. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Londonrake » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:01 am

One of the most tedious things about Trump's tenure (apart from the man himself of course :lol: ) was the endless diet of "Trump did this Trump did that" media onslaught. After last November I thought we'd see the back of the man and an end to it all. Not so it seems. :(
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:11 am

Londonrake wrote:One of the most tedious things about Trump's tenure (apart from the man himself of course :lol: ) was the endless diet of "Trump did this Trump did that" media onslaught. After last November I thought we'd see the back of the man and an end to it all. Not so it seems. :(


Often past presidents are very little heard of once out of office as they leave gracefully. But not Trump. Trump wants to remain in the main stream since he thinks that will make him relevant, not to mention the fact he has not conceded defeat yet. The man is really in for “glutton for punishment”. :wink:
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Re: ...this is America.

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