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by JCady
2018-08-06 03:25pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The NRA is in serious financial difficulties, may be forced to shut down.
Replies: 39
Views: 9296

Re: The NRA is in serious financial difficulties, may be forced to shut down.

I will point out that the entire basis of New York's objections to the NRA's "Carry Guard" insurance program was that the NRA explicitly chose to disregard state laws stating (in substance) that you cannot provide liability insurance for criminal activity . This is pretty much a universal ...
by JCady
2018-06-24 03:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: OIG report on Comey
Replies: 16
Views: 5706

Re: OIG report on Comey

Yeah. What nobody seems to be pointing out is that a) Comey did not have a dedicated server, and b) his gmail did not include anything classified. I would point out that Comey not having a dedicated server makes his actions vastly worse from a security standpoint. He put sensitive government work o...
by JCady
2018-05-27 12:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Oklahoma City gunman shot, killed by bystanders
Replies: 16
Views: 5991

Re: Oklahoma City gunman shot, killed by bystanders

And, like the incident in Moore four years previous, the retelling of this tale of good guys with guns will omit the fact the two gents only succeeded in taking out the gunman without incident, because they got the drop on him. From what I read, it could have easily gone the other way, had the gunm...
by JCady
2011-11-26 04:23am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Youth Pleads To Killing Gay Classmate
Replies: 50
Views: 4150

Re: Youth Pleads To Killing Gay Classmate

We don't give 14 year olds legal rights and privileges because they are not fully cognitively developed. Why is 2nd degree murder inappropriate? I would say that it should be unlawful to charge minors with 1st degree murder in an adult court, because that implies an adult level of cognition in plan...
by JCady
2010-10-11 03:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

Rescue personnel have a duty of care to discharge their trained abilities in the service of the public when they are on duty and operating within their area of jurisdiction . I happen to be a trained and licensed EMT-B in the State of California; that does not mean that I'm required to pull over an...
by JCady
2010-10-11 03:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

It makes a big difference. With professional firefighters you can make the argument that, "You guys get paid just the same either way, so you should just put out the fire and let the lawyers handle the rest." With unpaid volunteers, they're already generously donating their time and I wou...
by JCady
2010-10-10 06:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

Considering that the South Fulton Fire Department is a volunteer department and not a "professional, career fire fighter" unit, it's painfully obvious that the IAFF statement was made in abject ignorance of the situation. The status of the So. Fulton fire department as volunteers should h...
by JCady
2010-10-10 03:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

At risk of angering the mods, I wanted to point out that the International Association of Fire Fighters has released a statement regarding this. It's available here (PDF file). In part, it reads: Everyone deserves fire protection because providing public safety is among a municipality’s highest pri...
by JCady
2010-10-06 06:20am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

I chime in again that this case is not the norm in my area, either - city fire departments routinely cross municipal and even state lines, and respond to non-fire emergencies as well. That sort of out-of-jurisdiction service is based on mutual aid contracts signed between the various fire departmen...
by JCady
2010-10-05 06:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

No fire department is legally obligated to respond to any calls in your area; your fire department consists of the neighbours with buckets like it was still 1750 CE. That is how primitive, barbaric, and lolbertarian the people running Obion County, Tennessee are. Technically speaking, the Obion Cou...
by JCady
2010-10-05 06:36pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

2. So. Fulton is a very small town, under 2000 people and falling, and outside of Union City, the county itself is quite sparsely populated. So regarding the earlier comment, yes, there isn't the tax base to support a county fire department. 3. Last I heard there was all of 1 functioning firetruck ...
by JCady
2010-10-04 10:31pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Cops shoot dog, leave note
Replies: 159
Views: 8880

Re: Cops shoot dog, leave note

One thing does bother me though, they admitted in a kind of secondhand way that they could do better .But they still said the dog came from the back door, and advanced menacingly snarling yet somehow the cop didn't have time to switch weapons? In fact the original story states that the officer back...
by JCady
2010-10-04 04:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

The trouble with the 'if lives are in danger' part is that it presupposes that in any given case the FD will have total certitude - totally accurate certitude - not only that no un-noticed or unaccounted-for person is still endangered *and* that the spread of the fire will not happen in such as way...
by JCady
2010-10-04 01:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

The trouble with the 'if lives are in danger' part is that it presupposes that in any given case the FD will have total certitude - totally accurate certitude - not only that no un-noticed or unaccounted-for person is still endangered *and* that the spread of the fire will not happen in such as way...
by JCady
2010-10-04 12:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

*And* fuck the FD concerned; fires spread and the fact that a given citizen failed to pay the fees is small comfort if, as has been observed, you find bones in the ashes the next morning, or if the properties of people who *are* paying their fees are endangered by the full involvement of the proper...
by JCady
2010-10-04 03:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Cops shoot dog, leave note
Replies: 159
Views: 8880

Re: Cops shoot dog, leave note

The bottom line is that American police officers are extensively trained in appropriate use of force procedures, but those procedures are entirely focused on human aggressors . They don't have any training in determining whether or not an advancing, barking dog is being aggressive or just being frie...
by JCady
2010-10-04 03:07am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

Well, that's a point: Why was there no fire department responsible for that location (county or whatever)? If it was outsourced (understandable in a small community), then the local government screwed up - firefighting is a service for the entire communities benefit andd should NOT be the responsib...
by JCady
2010-10-04 02:50am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

The normal situation in the United States is that counties which do not have a county fire department -- typically sparsely populated rural counties in which fires are rare -- will contract with the nearest city fire department to provide fire response service throughout the county. Obion County cho...
by JCady
2010-10-03 10:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN
Replies: 179
Views: 10438

Re: Libertarianism In Action — Obion County, TN

I have to strongly disagree with what most people here have been saying. The city fire department is already going out of its way to be a good neighbor by offering fire protection coverage to individual property owners for a token fee which does not even begin to recoup the expenses of even a single...
by JCady
2010-09-10 01:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill to allow post-1986 Machine Guns on the Docket.
Replies: 35
Views: 2942

Re: Bill to allow post-1986 Machine Guns on the Docket.

They may be incompatible depending on how the individual interprets gun control. If it's a total ban on civilian possession, then owning one just furthers the cause of ban opponents who would argue that there are far too many weapons to feasibly seize (for example), because not everyone would be wi...
by JCady
2010-07-26 03:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Building a Mosque near Ground Zero.
Replies: 159
Views: 12068

Re: Building a Mosque near Ground Zero.

I suspect that a lot of you would be pissed as holy hell if it was a Catholic Church built at the site of a bombed abortion clinic. Just like people were up in arms and demanding action over a radical anti-abortion group with a history of promoting violence took over Dr. Tiller's clinic after he wa...
by JCady
2010-07-09 06:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Obama's VA eases rules for PTSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1761

Re: Obama's VA eases rules for PTSD

Since it's personal I fully understand if you prefer not to get into it, but what sort of situations does one encounter in the military short of being in a combat zone that lead to developing PTSD? My contact with the military was limited to some time in ROTC, so I'm not really equipped to answer t...
by JCady
2010-04-21 12:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Firefighters making too much money?
Replies: 69
Views: 3622

Re: Firefighters making too much money?

In California, work past 8 hrs in a day is paid at 1.5x your regular rate. Work past 12 hrs is paid at double time. There's an exception for EMTs and firefighters on 24-hour shifts, actually. If we're running 12-hour shifts we make normal overtime, but if we're working 24-hour shifts we get overtim...
by JCady
2010-04-21 12:43am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Firefighters making too much money?
Replies: 69
Views: 3622

Re: Firefighters making too much money?

In California, work past 8 hrs in a day is paid at 1.5x your regular rate. Work past 12 hrs is paid at double time. There's an exception for EMTs and firefighters on 24-hour shifts, actually. If we're running 12-hour shifts we make normal overtime, but if we're working 24-hour shifts we get overtim...
by JCady
2010-04-20 02:49pm
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: An SDNW Proposal
Replies: 1245
Views: 84409

Re: An SDNW Proposal

I'm totally in.