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The Phone Booth / Re: Watch out for Covid-19 surcharges
« Last post by MacGyver on Yesterday at 07:00:32 PM »
The little of that we've seen around here hasn't been too set in stone.  As soon as you say, fine cancel my appointment then, they back down.  I know of one person who found it on his restaraunt ticket. He paid in cash, minus the charge and any tip, left his business card, said, "sue me," and left.
The Phone Booth / Re: Open Letter To NFL Players
« Last post by MacGyver on Yesterday at 10:42:52 AM »
I had not seen that, Marv.  Thanks for the link. 

Yes, you have the right to free speech, but as the example goes, you don't have the right to yell "fire" in a crowded movie theater.  As for the anthem, they're just there in a different capacity and to me it seems unprofessional.

To echo what Larry said, no it's not comfortable.  In an Advanced Defensive Tactics class at the academy, for 3 days we resisted.  You were paired up and during speed cuffing, the instant you felt the first cuff hit your wrist you tried to bolt and the arresting officer did an about face while holding the cuffs, forcefully taking you down.  By day 3 your wrists were so bruised and swollen you could barely stand the feel, much less fight well.  I had to use cloth tape and wrap mine to numb the feel of the speed cuffing, but clearly it didn't kill me.

As for the neck restraint, it is certainly a concern.  I feel like there are probably situations where it's all you have, but again during building search training adrenaline runs high.  When I was taken down by a rookie officer he had a little trouble finding the right tension, but the moment I relaxed, there was no tension on me.  The bigger issue was the bruise left on the back of my neck by the pistol barrel pressing against me.    (It was training so they were paint guns.  No real danger.) 

I doubt their goal was to kill him, and my guess is that if he had been Irish the same thing would have happened, but I can't prove that.  Lives matter.  Black, white, red, Irish, Scottish... 
The Phone Booth / Re: Open Letter To NFL Players
« Last post by CMDL_GUY on Yesterday at 09:43:27 AM »
There are two problems, one is understanding "rights,"  the other is the amount of money in the "entertainment" (athletes and actors) world.  In a "normal" employment situation the company will tell you to; "express yourself on you own time,  I'm paying for your time and you are representing me."     In a "normal" situation you would be fired for not complying.   The power that be have way too much money "invested" in these "entertainers" and can let them go!  They need better contracts with these fools.

Follow the money, the money is why none of this is sensible any more

I've heard many black entertainers tell the black community to stop resisting arrest, but they just don't get it.   I can speak from experience, being handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car is very uncomfortable, but it won't kill you!   
The Phone Booth / Re: Open Letter To NFL Players
« Last post by telemarv on Yesterday at 07:49:12 AM »
Trace, taking the knee has reached here as well no matter what the nationality. It has become a symbol of Black Lives Matter.

I hang my head in shame and disgust when i see any privileged athlete not stand and honour the country, flag and anthem of the country they are play in.

On another note have you seen the newly leaked body cam of George Floyd's arrest. It sheds a whole new light on the issue.


While I don't condone the neck restraint, Floyd was obviously resisting arrest and trying to escape.
The Phone Booth / Re: Open Letter To NFL Players
« Last post by MacGyver on August 04, 2020, 07:15:33 PM »
I may regret posting this, but the day that I can't feel comfortable saying what's on my mind and heart with my friends here, that's the time for me to unass the board anyway.

I don't read a lot of the longer articles that get pasted into posts, not out of any disrespect, but just a shortage of time.  I actually had a few and read through that one as I assumed I knew where it was going.

Everything has gotten to be such a touchy subject.  I saw something the other day that said, "It was a joke.  We used to tell them before everyone got so offended by everything."

Marv and I have discussed hockey in here recently.  Dallas has a player named Tyler Seguin.  He has a publicist and is very much a self promoter.  Oh and Tyler is Canadian.  He took a knee during the anthem. I had to ask, what the heck?  He's not from here.  He's not even a citizen.  What right does he have to use his station to bitch about this country?  I don't go up to Canada and protest their recycling laws or gun positions.  Daryl Reaugh on the other hand, is the Stars color commentator.  He lives over in Highland Park.  His daughters are both athletes at universities in this country, and Daryl, Canadian born was sworn in as a U.S. citizen a few weeks ago.  Daryl has the right to say something, in my humble opinion.

I'm not even remotely a Dallas Cowboys fan, and loathe the owner as I have dealt him before, but having grown up here I can say one thing with complete conviction.  Tom Landry would never have stood for one of his players showing any disrespect during the anthem.  If they had, it could have been Roger Staubach himself, but he would have found himself sent to the locker room and no one would have argued with Tom as they headed down the tunnel.

Added:  BTW, on a personal side note to our Canadian family, please don't take my comments above to mean you're not welcome to offer your thoughts and input on this.   I personally enjoy your input and view of things from across the border.  There is a big difference in us discussing things in here, and Tyler Seguin using his station and multimillion dollar contract to make a statement for NBC.
The Phone Booth / Open Letter To NFL Players
« Last post by CMDL_GUY on August 04, 2020, 06:49:24 PM »
>  Open Letter To NFL Players
>     You graduated high school while your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.
>      Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage. You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s. College was not an option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to summer workouts. He went to basic training.
>     You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.
>      Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American's give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the US.
>     You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.
>     Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year
>      You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers. You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.
>     On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest. He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV.
>     When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the flag. While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.
>     To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL.
>     National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 11th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.
NEC / Re: SV8100 with Inmail
« Last post by MacGyver on July 31, 2020, 05:26:35 PM »
Sorry, Gary, but the answer seems to be no.  Stacey isn't feeling well, but I did quickly confirm with her too.
The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by MacGyver on July 31, 2020, 05:20:30 PM »
Bill Mac, The Midnight Cowboy lost his battle with COVID.  He got his start here in Dallas on WBAP. 
NEC / SV8100 with Inmail
« Last post by oobie on July 31, 2020, 12:21:55 PM »
Can you change the mailbox password length from 4 digits to say 6?

Not sure what version of software it is or anything.

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