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Date: 02/23/14 09:42 AM

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 9:44 am
    Link: I`ve Always Resented It - You should too.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 10:00 am
    I tell you what, this free market is out of control. I`m glad we have government to keep it in check.

    Disclaimer: This is sarcasm. If you did not realize that this is sarcasm prior to the disclaimer, you`re an idiot.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 10:11 am
    That`s because the average motorist drives faster than he speed limit.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 10:16 am
    I car share wiyh a colleague (it`s a 50 mile round trip to work) and a few weeks ago a police car came up behind us with lights and sirens going. My colleague somehow panicked and concluded they were after us ( two middle-aged teachers on the way to work at eight o`clock in the morning.) She hit the brakes forcing the cop to do the same. He pulled past us with a `WTF` look and I just gave an `I have no idea` shruggy gesture.

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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
    I do get twitchy when they walk past me, even when I`m doing nothing wrong.It`s shameful really!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36176 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Yep, same here. At light today on my bicycle and I kept wanting to look over my shoulder to see if the cop was looking at me. But of course you can`t, it`s "suspicious behavior" and I don`t have bail money at the moment.
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    Cheezwizz82 Male 30-39
    46 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 11:38 am
    Yeah, I hate that feeling. I suppose if they really want to give me a BS ticket for, I dunno, juggling and driving, there`s nothing I can do to stop them.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
    That all depends on the context. I work at a college. A couple of years ago, we had a rash of thieves breaking car windows and stealing stuff. So, now they always have a uniformed cop patrolling the parking lot. I feel protected when I park my car and see a cop.

    That being said, when I`m driving, and I see a cop, I slow down out of fear of getting a speeding ticket. Even if I`m not speeding, out of paranoia.

    When I used to smoke a lot of weed, I felt paranoid, but I was amazed at how cool some of my friends could be when dealing with law enforcement. One of my friends was a very young-looking 22 years old, walking down the street after having a few drinks with me (I looked older). A cop approached us and asked him "How old are you?" My friend said "Old enough to walk on the sidewalk!" The cop just told us to be careful and then left us alone, didn`t even ask us for ID or anything (which we didn`t need to show anyway, but could have)
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm
    The cops where I live are really nice. Two days ago my dog went missing I have no idea how she got out of the house. She`s 18, 5 years older then her breed`s life expectancy, so I was concerned.
    I got on the bike and went round the usual routs. Nothing. So I tried calling the local cops. Can`t. Have to go through an situation room or something which said we don`t do lost dogs anymore. Call animal welfare. So I did and they were really nice.
    But I figured in a small town like this maybe people didn`t realise that the cops don`t do stray dogs. So I went to my local station and the rather attractive police lady sergeant was very sympathetic and helpful.
    I got back home to find the animal welfare truck pulling up. `Dog catcher` is the most maligned job in poular culture. This was a really sweet guy. She was fine. Then two hours later I got a call from the officer who was going off shift asking how the dog thing was going. She seemed really happy when I said I`d got her back.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4710 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Alot of IABers critize the 2nd amendment, and say things like "your rifle won`t stand up to tanks and missiles."

    When revolution comes, it won`t be citizens fighting the military. It will be the boys in blue we`ll have to worry about.

    Our military men are there for America and the citizens. The cops are there for the power and authority.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    IF you`re feeling paranoid when a cop drives by, then you have some lingering doubt/worry in your mind.

    Fear is a method of control, I`ve said this dozens of times here at IAB. Fear really is the mind killer, it makes you react instinctively (like a wild animal) instead of logically like a human being should.

    Confront your fears in a constructive way. Challenge your mind to think differently about authority.

    Just the other day, I ran out of gas in my car, right in the middle of the street. A police officer not only helped me push my car to the side. But he completely ignored the fact that my car had a cracked windshield, I wasn`t wearing a seatbelt, the plate sticker was expired, and my taillight is smashed. He could`ve thrown the book at me, but I didn`t act nervous and had no fear of him.

    Btw, I plan to get all that fixed in the next week or so, just lack the funds right now.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4710 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    crakrjak - I completely agree with the fact of fear causing irrationality, and it being a useful tool for the police.

    Most honest people would rather have a police force that they aren`t afraid of. It`s what the people want.

    If the police can`t do their job without making honest Americans feel terrified, they need to make changes.

    They are, afterall, here to "serve" and "protect".
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5865 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm
    I`ve never felt paranoid around a cop.

    The last time I felt `anxious` when I drove past a cop is because I was technically speeding, but as I was not driving like a asswipe he didn`t pull me over.

    The last time a cop was behind me was at the drive through...I paid for his lunch and he waved in thanks.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31762 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm
    Traffic cops can be jerks. There`s 100 laws you might be unknowingly breaking at any given moment, and they have quotas of how many tickets they have to issue every month.

    Just like people, most cops are good folks, but pressure and authority can twist them.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm
    How often is an encounter with a cop a good thing?
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4710 posts
    February 23, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Just like people, most cops are good folks, but pressure and authority can twist them.

    Agreed, but I have an opinion.
    I think there is more to it than just that.
    Too many of our police chose to be cops for the power and authority. The authority didn`t turn a normal guy into a bad cop. Arrogant as$ holes were drawn to the authority, and too many Americans support them.
    They see videos of bad cops, but give them the benefit of doubt because they haven`t been screwed yet.
    Cops used to be respectful, strong, and honest.
    We were all raised to respect cops, and they deserved it.
    The cops around here are lying, arrogant, power hungry, pu$$ies. Nothing more than a gang. They don`t solve or prevent crime. They write tickets and pick on civilians.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 4:48 am
    @turdburglar

    "Our military men are there for America and the citizens."

    REALLY NOW? REAAAALLY?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 4:52 am
    Then don`t feel paranoid.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 4:55 am
    Anyway, regarding my own experiences: I`ve never had an issue really, even when I`ve been on the wrong side of the law.

    I got pulled over doing 90mph on my motorbike on the motorway, could have lost my licence right there and then, but the police officer (on a very cool police motorcycle) let me off with a warning and some stern advice to stop being so stupid. And it worked: I`ve driven the limit ever since. It might have helped that I was contrite and offered no excuses or bluster.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 4:57 am
    On another more serious occasion, after having punched a driver`s wing mirror clean off his car (after he changed lanes without looking and nearly knocked me down), I was in for criminal damage. They came to my door a few weeks later and I got a ride in the van to the police station, got a verbal caution, and everyone involved was lovely and civil, and even sympathetic. They drove me back home afterwards, and they started asking me what the experience was like for me "as you`re not one of our usual customers...it`s interesting to find out what it`s like for a normal person to go through custody".

    I had to bite my tongue to resist saying I was disappointed they didn`t put me in cuffs! Little bit kinky. ^_^
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 6:46 am
    You are probably on the pot if you are paranoid like that.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 9:02 am
    @Musuko42 I used to sled ride down that hill as a kid, "LAST ONE DOWN IS A DEAD HIPPY".
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
    540 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 11:07 am
    But musuko42 you still cant even spell license correctly? How did you learn anything or are any less stupid?
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm
    Pigs feed off of your fear, if you aren`t afraid, they starve.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    February 25, 2014 at 5:26 am
    @JoexBro

    "But musuko42 you still cant even spell license correctly? How did you learn anything or are any less stupid?"

    Licence is the British spelling, idiot.

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