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   Suejeanne  28 rescued baby hats given blankets and pacifiers . . .

what were these baby hats, left on the doorstep of a Michael's by an obsessive knitter whose husband told her there was just no more room in the house for any more yarn, knitting needles or knitting magazines . . .

oh, bats, they were bats, not hats . . .

I need to stop putting on my Mom's glasses by mistake
July 12 at 00:50 EST .

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   Fireball27  Here is another example of Media Malpractice. CNN reports, with a headline that reads "Navy jet falls off carrier during landing". Reading that headline one would picture a jet rolling down the deck and falling into the sea. Well you would be wrong. If you watch the video, you will see, with your own eyes, an AWACS propeller driven airplane roll along the deck. A catching cable snaps and the plane keeps going. At the end of the deck the plane goes over and dips towards the sea, and then powers up and away. No real problem, no lost lives, nothing sensational, but CNN gets to lie about what happened.
July 11 at 15:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  Anyone else feel 0's limp support for local police & the continuing targeting of them (today Michigan ) is the precursor to his desire for a federal police force answerable only to him?
July 11 at 15:25 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  yes
July 11 at 19:13 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Yes
July 12 at 08:38 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Any of these socialists in politics, entertainment, etc. that don't believe in gun ownership by the citizens of this country should NOT be allowed to be protected by any gun carrying agents! PERIOD!!!
July 13 at 11:26 EST .

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   John C  Is the Main Page cartoon a badge or a hidden star of David, can't wait for the main stream media to make a false comparison.
July 9 at 06:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  Generally a 5 point star is used for law enforcement badges. For a unique (to me ) history of the 6 point star read: https://watch.pair.com/mark2.html (Mark of the beast ).
July 9 at 18:25 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Am I the only one finding it hard to believe that the dead Dallas shooter accomplished all of that death and wounding by himself?

According the everything I heard and read, he did not have any sniper/tactical training while in the military. He was a carpenter and stone/brick mason.

Maybe it's so, maybe he did it all by himself, but I'm having a hard time believing it.
July 8 at 23:30 EST .

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   Surfhut  You are not alone finding it hard to believe.
July 9 at 09:44 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  The cover ups never stop. As a DAVA life member, I have had the privilege of meeting WWII, Korea, and Nam vets, two family members wore Blue, I spit on all politicians that use our citizens as fodder. What we have now is beneath contempt.
July 9 at 11:47 EST .

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   GO3  First, every soldier has basic infantry training, and engineers in particular have a secondary MOS of infantry. At least back in the day they did.
Second, from what I can see on the videos, he's not a sniper as we think of it. He was conducting a fire and movement to get lines of sight on different targets of opportunity. We were trained on shooting out to 300 meters with iron sights being 0 to 300 are the lion's share of engagements. Unless he was hunkered down, well concealed and shooting at extended ranges (which he wasn't ) then he's not a sniper.
July 9 at 15:09 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  In all of that massive, milling crowd, hundreds of people, he was able to pick off JUST police officers, with only two minor wounds to civilians?

I'm not buying it.
July 9 at 18:19 EST .

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   GO3  It's not hard to understand. Cops wear blue; the crowd is not milling around, they are running in different directions; cops are running in to protect civilians; it's a target rich environment to kill cops. If he had an AR, then it's a very accurate weapon even with iron sights as I mentioned. Not trying to be cruel, but realistic. I'm 60+ years old, and if I had the same position Micah had with my AR the same result likely would have occurred.
July 9 at 20:30 EST .

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   Gram77  What is happening to our country? You don't like some one just shoot them? It's as simple as that?
July 8 at 17:20 EST .

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   Surfhut  Sadly, Gram, in certain segments of our society it is as simple as that. We who grew up in a different era have our work cut out for us.
July 9 at 09:50 EST .

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   Safetydude  No comment required:
   July 7 at 21:23 EST .

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   Blueline  Much has been made about the "militarization" of the police in recent months, particularly by the BLM and anti-police groups. From an officer:
It is somewhat true, and indeed, sad. I too prefer to see officers in the traditional "class A" uniform. I still wear it most every day. The "military" looking uniforms are typically worn by special-operations units (such as SWAT ) for several reasons; among them, the need for additional pockets for items we didn’t carry years ago, like tourniquets, trauma kits, and so forth. Frequently facing heavily-armed criminals, we also carry much more ammunition now than we used to, particularly during high-risk operations. The clothing is more durable and resistant to damage requiring its replacement. It is more comfortable and functional for the crawling, climbing, running, and movements associated with these duties.
Look at the pictures of these “militarized” police and their equipment; now make a list of items that are (1 ) defensive (providing protection for the officer ) and (2 ) offensive (meant to injure or harm another ).
In category one goes the ballistic vest (erroneously called “bullet-proof” – depends on the weapon used against it ), and ballistic helmet (see Orlando officer’s near-certain death prevented by his helmet ). The knee and shin pads are to prevent injury to the officer, as are the arm/elbow pads. The face shield is to prevent injury or incapacitation via the eyes, nose, mouth. Gloves? To protect the hands. Even the horrible-looking armored vehicles are used to prevent injury to the officers, and they are often used to save or evacuate citizens from “hot zones”. In short, almost all of the “military-looking” scary things criticized by everyone from Obama to the local news reporter is used to prevent injury to the officer.
Now to the second category, and weapons and ammunition. Years ago, none of us carried rifles; just a pistol and a shotgun. After the 1997 bank-robbery and shootout in N. Hollywood, CA, and incidents that followed, we realized we were severely out-gunned. We typically carried about 18 rounds of ammo (“bullets” ) with the revolvers; about 40 or less with the semi-auto pistols. The criminals were using (illegal ) fully-automatic rifles with hundreds or thousands of rounds. The police in that incident had to go “borrow” rifles and ammo from local gun stores to stop that criminal rampage. Having criminals armed with these types of rifles means that we must also have rifles to shoot accurately at great distances from them.
In short, friend, these “scary” changes in the appearance & equipment of your police officers have been necessitated by the changing threats we face; NOT a desire to wage war on our fellow law-abiding citizens (think: San Bernardino ). The criminals have launched the “war” on you. We stand between you and them.
   July 7 at 11:47 EST .

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   Wilarrbie  12 hours later - how prophetic about that war. I weep for all of you in LE. My God - what have we done? You are in my prayers.
July 8 at 00:04 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I have said for years that the people who are railing about the "militarized" police don't know what they are talking about.

As best I can tell, the "militarizing" of the police began with the bank robbery/shoot out in North Hollywood, in February, 1997. The cops were waaaaay out-gunned. Two bank robbers in tactical gear and with heavy weapons, nearly set the LAPD on its butt.

This nation is more divided on all fronts, but none more than racially, than we've ever been in our history.

This thing of raising Blacks to believe they are victims is finally paying off for the Left.

Anyone who lives in or near a Big Blue City had better hope that the police force that is charged with protecting and serving their neighborhood is "Militarized," and has every tool and weapon at their disposal that it will take to defend you and your neighborhood.

In case anyone is not aware, the vehicle that was used to breach to nightclub in Orlando was a piece of surplus military equipment, a BearCat, an armored personnel carrier. If you're ever barricaded in a building with a killer, I hope your police force had that kind of tool to execute your rescue.

Given what police face --Dallas right now is the best example, I don't know what the citizens expect. Do they want the cops to go back to six-shooters?
July 8 at 07:33 EST .

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   Blueline  Thank you both. Please help others to understand the reality that's facing all of our communities. We need voices of reason at the voting booths to elect Mayors, Councilmen/women, and leaders that "get it".
The outcome in Dallas was a FAILURE by the police chief and administration to successfully secure the operational area these officers were working in. The criminals should NEVER have been able to occupy a position above the officers unchallenged. I believe the admin. did not do their jobs out of a fear that (1 ) the city administration would not allow the "heavy-handed" or "militarized optics" of helicopters, snipers, and armored vehicle(s ) in the area around the protest; and (2 ) the Chief/admin of the PD were themselves too afraid of the "optics" and criticism from the media/protest machine to do what was necessary to secure the area.
I'm having a hard time sorting through my thoughts right now, so I'll just leave it at that.
THANK YOU again!
July 8 at 10:24 EST .

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   Clipped wings  My thoughts take a slightly different angle here. I appreciate the upgrades to the police forces and understand the needs. I honor these men and women for their dedication and honorable service. I was disturbed to hear that in some places any police were resigning due to their safety concerns. We saw in Baltimore what happened when the police failed to show their presence in some neighborhoods. Without adequate law enforcement mob rule prevails, plunder, rape and murder are common. In light of this, I fear that in the absence of our regular police the gov't will decide we need a military type force to "protect" us. Maybe before November??? History has a way of repeating, right? Anyway, it will be a long, hot and riot filled summer. Expect more of this Dallas type activity at the conventions. Tell me I shouldn't have these fears...please.
July 8 at 11:35 EST .

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   Blueline  Sorry, Clipped, your fears are well-placed. I hope my fellow citizens will strongly resist further injections of federal control and influence into their local police departments. With what we've seen this week from the DOJ, do we want them to "protect" our communities? Again, it's time to fear...
July 8 at 11:51 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I just talked to my cousin about this. He retired at the rank of Captain after 31 years with the Lubbock Police Department. [I come from a whole big family of men who carry guns for a living.] He said the only thing that surprised him is that this hasn't happened somewhere before now, and don't be surprised if we see it again somewhere else in the nation, because it looks very organized to him.

He agreed with me that 0bama is responsible for every bit of it. Every drop of blood spilled is on 0bama's hands.

Clipped's post: "In light of this, I fear that in the absence of our regular police the gov't will decide we need a military type force to "protect" us." --speaks to what I was getting at several posts down.

That kind of talk is all over the internet today.

People are scared to death that the Mulatto is going to declare martial law, and call off the November election.
July 8 at 12:17 EST .

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   Surfhut  Thank you for your service, Blueline, and for this post. One of my nephews is a police officer in a very big city. He, you, and all law enforcement are in my prayers.
July 9 at 09:43 EST .

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   Blueline  This is my post from the Ldotcomm page story about the Minnesota police shooting:

This is indeed a tragedy, and it APPEARS that the officer MIGHT have acted wrongly. However, as a previous poster noted, before condemning all police officers, we might want to have the complete set of facts from the prior minutes in order to form an accurate conclusion about this incident or any other.
“…an average IQ well below the average”. “…jack-booted thugs just itching to …blast away…”. You should be ashamed. How about you do this: apply for the ride-along program with an officer in a crime-ridden area for a few nights, then amaze us with your brilliant Monday-morning QB skills. If you’re too afraid to do this, stick to a topic you know something about. The reality is this: officers deal with very real dangers and threats almost daily, and must respond in milliseconds. Sometimes, we make mistakes and tragedies like this happen; often the mistake involves our families getting a real nice funeral and a folded flag to remember it by. We are not perfect, so maybe we should leave the job up to geniuses making comments like those.
As to why there seem to be so many tragic incidents like this nowadays, I wish I knew for certain. I do see some things that might be a factor; increased numbers of parolees and those who’ve completed prison sentences from the 90’s and who’ve decided they are “not going back”; increased numbers of substance abusers including users of extremely dangerous synthetic drugs; a general widespread “police are the enemy, and I don’t have to do anything they say” attitude. I do NOT see any evidence of a more lawless, violence-loving, ill-trained police force. No officer I have ever known came to work hoping to have to shoot somebody that day. Those who I know who’ve had to use deadly force were emotionally devastated in both the immediate and long-term aftermath. If anything, we are more committed now to training and looking for ways to improve our ability to correctly judge the existence and level of a threat than at any previous time.
Remember this: each year, officers have MILLIONS of contacts with citizens, and the great majority of them end with NO use of any type of force whatsoever. The number of those which result in a tragedy of this type is very, very, very small. The police are NOT “out of control”, and you are misled if you believe that. Don’t be fooled by the cabal that tells us that the police are your enemy, and Hillary will make a great president.

A poster replied with concerns about the "military" appearance of police officers now, and I wanted to address these concerns here:
July 7 at 11:08 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Is it possible that we have another FBI Director who's been spotted parading around in a dress and high heels?
July 6 at 11:26 EST .

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   Gram77  You know the old saying; curiosity killed the cat. Well, my curiosity got the best of me and I gave in and logged in on one of those "ads" on Lucianne and boy did I screw up my computer! Shame on me. Why are those things on there anyway?
July 6 at 05:38 EST .

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   Tulsa  We have solutions to remove all the ads in Firefox and IE, if you're using Windows 7 and have ABP (AdBlockPlus installed )

Can't help if you're on a Mac or I-whatever. The solution for Firefox is just down the page. My post to WAN2.

The one for IE is under View all 30 Comments and is by Mildred.
July 6 at 09:09 EST .

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   Tulsa  Also Gram, if you're still having the ant problem, try...do not laugh....20 Mule Team Borax. You don't need much.

You don't have 'crazy ants, do you?

You can always take an ant or several...dead or alive, to your local state agri extension and they'll tell you what they are and how to get rid of them.

The Suit sprays the perimeter of our home, the weep holes in the brick, inside the garage and the front and back porches with Ortho Home Defense Max twice a year and we've never had a bug.

The Ortho above will not hurt chirren or pets. Pick up pet food bowls before spraying.
July 6 at 12:20 EST .

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   Mildred  Every time I clear the cookies and temp files, the ads return. Just follow the instructions on the 'View all 30 comments' and it should get rid of the ads. Be sure to click on the red with the number so that no ads appear in the big box. I always exit internet explorer and then reload. It's easy but annoying. Good luck. I'll try to check in regularly so if you have any questions Gram, ask me and I will try to get you back to enjoying the site without ads.
July 6 at 12:59 EST .

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   Gram77  I have Windows 8. Speaking of ants, I am using Terro. I was at Ace Hardware and they guaranteed it would work. Boy it did! I knew we had an ant problem but I couldn't believe the ants this stuff drew out. It took about 4 days for the parade to stop but it sure was worth it. Thanks for your concern. I don't know if my ants are crazy but I was getting there!
July 6 at 15:50 EST .

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   Tulsa  How poster Mildred removed ads In IE: right click on ad and you get a long drop down list. Near the bottom click 'Inspect Element'. You should get a large panel at the bottom of the panel. Click on 'debugger' and then a number with an 'X'. You may need to click on the number next to debugger and then the number under that near the gibberish. Experiment. All the gibberish should disappear. X out of the panel and close Lucianne, any other sites you have open and finally IE. Reload IE and go to Lucianne

How I removed ads in Firefox: place your cursor On any ad at Luciannne and right click. When the box comes up click Adblock 'image'. Then another box comes up that is pre checked, click 'add' to lists and the ad should be gone. Repeat on each ad. If you have bars left under ads, place cursor on bar, right click and select the bottom line that says 'adblock bar'. And click add to list.

I lol at your crazy ant comment. They're a real thing infecting Texas and the Gulf coast and I hope somebody stops them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasberry_c
razy_ant
July 6 at 17:29 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa, thanks for entering the instructions here. Hopefullly we can all enjoy ad-free reading. In IE I only right click on one ad and then click on the x that deletes all the other ads too. It's really funny because Lucianne is the only site with this problem. Anyone know why?
July 6 at 17:42 EST .

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   Tulsa  It's the only place I have ads too. I noticed when I viewed that code some of the ads said 'lucinane' and the rest said 'google'.

I had more steps to be rid of the ads than you did, but they are gone permanently. Maybe someone can tell us why clearing your browser cache brings the ads back in IE. ...Is there any way not to clear Lucianne cookies/history? If I can figure out how to ask a search engine this question, 'it' may have the answer.
July 6 at 23:09 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: Don't know if you will scroll all this way but this morning I had to 'debug' the ads in IE. I'm still in the rehab facility (until Friday ) so I don't know if it's this connection or if I'll always have to delete the ads on Monday. I did not clear the cookies/temp files so that is probably not the cause.
July 11 at 12:25 EST .

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