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    unr3al got a reaction from DanielRey in How i can change the siren for gta 4   
    Example conversation:

    How do I flush the toilet?

    Use the handle.

    Where's the handle?

    On the toilet.

    Yeah but how do I flush it though?

    :rolleyes:
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    unr3al reacted to OperatorOperating in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    I love the CVPIs, I have one myself and I expect to keep it for a long time.  They were designed to last and are cheap to repair.

    I'm an emergency vehicle upfitter and work for a Chevrolet dealer in the fleet department.  I've asked quite a lot of guys from departments with Explorers and these are the most common things I hear

    "They're really tight and small"
    "We've had longevity issues, rear diffs have gone after only 20k miles"
    "This is the only car I've ever felt I need to wear my seatbelt in, I don't feel safe in it at all"

    I may work for GM/Chevy but I cannot deny how great the CVPIs were as a police car.  Even then a lot of guys said they preferred the old school Caprice over the original CVPIs.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Original Light in RETAIL VERSION!!!   
    IT SHOULD BE JUST FINE SINCE YOU'RE GOING TO BE DUMPING THE CONTENTS OF THE MOD ZIP FILE INTO WHATEVER THE ROOT FOLDER IS FOR GTA V. JUST INSTALL IT AND SEE IF IT WORKS, AND IF NOT, LET US KNOW AND WE CAN HELP YOU.



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    unr3al got a reaction from cp702 in New Upgrades to the Interceptors bullet proof doors   
    If I man interject, not being a gun expert shouldn't disqualify him from giving a reasonable argument that the 2nd amendment is antiquated and has needed a page 1 re-write for a long time, or the fact that gun culture in America appears to the rest of the world to have very little 'culture' in it. We can have a gun control debate in another thread, but I'd like to at least stick up for 'thegreathah' real quick.

    Back on the topic of which countries will use it: As far as other countries using the feature, how many countries outside the U.S. and Canada are using Ford vehicles? Most police videos from eastern European countries I've seen feature crappy little hatchbacks with a canal boat engine in them, England uses Vauxhalls, France uses Peugeots or Renaults, Germany uses BMWs and Mercedes, Australia uses GM vehicles (Holden), etc. Can anyone shed some light on this?

    I also see this as being yet another thing to slow down the already mediocre police cars that Ford produces. 0-60 in 6 seconds? Not anymore. Enjoy the extra weight. Stable SUV frame? Not anymore. Enjoy the worsened center of gravity problem
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    unr3al got a reaction from Play3r2 in Tone down default backup?   
    Let me first start off by saying that I agree that since measures in LCPDFR were taken to adjust how many units can be involved in a chase, this will likely be a feature that returns in LSPDFR. That being said;

    That's like suggesting that Dragon Age or Mass Effect should be designed the way you want and nobody else's way. Pardon the old adage, but the world (including game design) does not revolve around you. G17 has their own vision of what LSPDFR is supposed to be, and while it is certainly molded by the players, suggesting that your way is the only way is rather brash, in my opinion. While LSPDFR is not intended to be a simulator (since there are no reports to fill out, or morning briefings to attend, as a couple of examples), it is intended to be more than a mod that changes your character model and vehicle. Sam and LMS can tell you better than anybody what the mod is "supposed to be", but it's been described in the past as a mod that puts you in the position of a police officer working the streets of Los Santos, which is unarguably a replication of Los Angeles, California and the surrounding area. You are a patrolman, you're not the chief of police, sitting behind a desk filling out reports or a neatly dressed female officer controlling radio dispatch. As such, you are not in charge of every little thing.

    We're well aware that video games are not real life. But this mod is intended to have touches of authenticity in it. And an authentic experience with police backup is that it may be available in large abundance in the world's police chase capital, the state of California. Other times it may not be, if other units are tied up on more important calls and all news choppers are on other pursuits. But that scenario rarely exists. An average police pursuit lasts about 3 minutes on average, largely due to driver error resulting in a crash, or the suspect bailing out of the vehicle or giving up. Pursuits that last longer than that are understandably going to attract a lot more attention.

    This chase happened three weeks ago:
     


    This one happened a few months ago:
     


    And I shouldn't have to remind you about the San Bernardino shootings that happened recently:
     

    See the pattern? You're going to have the area completely canvased in police vehicles and sometimes multiple helicopters (LAPD and news choppers) within a matter of minutes if the call is deemed serious. And as soon as a suspect comes to a slow down or stop, the police are immediately all over the fleeing suspects. It is noteworthy that the police in California keep their distance from the car during most chases due to their non-aggressive pursuit policy, but because Rockstar coded the police AI to be aggressive against the player, there most likely isn't a whole lot that can be done about them aggressively chasing enemy AI as well.
     

    Unfortunately, the AI's behavior is an element of the game we can only manipulate so much, because it's something Rockstar developed, as stated above. What I can say is that generally speaking, a good driver in this game is going to be at the front of the pack, and can often end a chase before more than one or two units join, often by a PIT maneuver or pinning the fleeing vehicle against something like a wall or guard rail. As you said yourself, I've been testing this game for months, and having 10 police cars is not common, especially if I don't call any of them. By default, you generally get one unit in pursuit which often falls behind at the start of a call. There are occasions where you will end up joining an active pursuit, but I've only experienced that a hand full of times out of all the time I've spent.

    And again, insinuating that the AI backup is not intended to behave a certain way is to presume that G17 is designing the game with you specifically in mind.

     

    As far as I've seen, G17 has not promised anything that they didn't deliver. The backup customization announcement was likely ambiguous in its description for a reason. As implemented, it was intended to have the right kind of units responding to the right area. While still a work in progress (as the entire mod itself is), the testing team was satisfied with the adjustments as far as I could tell.

    I'll end this reply by saying the same thing I did when I started it: Since measures in LCPDFR were taken to adjust how many units can be involved in a chase (the default cap was 5, if I remember correctly), this will likely be a feature that returns in LSPDFR. I've been working closely with G17 since 2012, before version .95 of LCPDFR went public (I started with version .91), and even back then the mod had a high level of notoriety at the time. However, said feature was not implemented until after .95 was released. It was not considered high on the priority list compared to things like getting a better prisoner transport system, taming the bad AI driving, implementing new callouts, redesigning handcuffing, changing the traffic stop interaction process, adding in a police station to go on duty, etc.

    So, I'd like to ask you to please have patience, spend some more time with the mod, and provided that time can be made for it, you'll most likely see this in a future update. :)

    Happy hunting.
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    unr3al reacted to Original Light in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    Another recall. http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a30527/ford-recalls-basically-every-cop-car-it-built-in-the-past-few-years/
    What a joke. They really need to get their sh*t together. 
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    unr3al got a reaction from Hastings in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    Firstly because you can't cram a ton of horsepower into a small engine. And most European countries have police vehicles that have even more unspeakable 0-60 times, such as the British standard Vauxhall Astra, ranging from 8 seconds in the gasoline powered version to up to 13 seconds in the diesel powered ones which are very common, but that's tolerable over there because a lot of the civilian vehicles are terribly slow also. Secondly, you don't have the same type of crime in Europe on such a large scale as you do in the United States. You have different civilian vehicles to contend with, different roadways, different pursuit policies, different gear to carry, different laws and punishments for crimes, different incarceration rate, different culture, etc.

    The Untied States is unique from Europe. We share some common values and principles but keeping the peace in each region of the world can be a very different job.
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    unr3al got a reaction from TheRealM67v in Stupid Cops Killed FRANKLINS Dog "Shop"   
    A dog isn't worth officer injury or death. And weapons like tasers are called "less lethal" for a reason. They can still kill humans, nevermind dogs, with or without a pre-existing condition. It's 50,000 volts of electricity going through you if it hits the target. The best way to avoid dog attacks is for people to raise their dog properly so it doesn't get amped up when interacting with other people. Most people who own rotweilers or pit bulls that attack people are generally lazy owners. Dogs like that are very high maintenance and high energy and need to be tired out every day or they get wound up. Owners also encourage a lot of bad behaviors that make the dogs think they own the house they live in, or the car they ride in or whatever. Taking a page out of Cesar Milan's book; they are not portraying themselves as a pack leader, and therefore there can be some serious repercussions.

    I was not a fanatic about my dog. The best breed to own for people like me, I'm convinced, is a hound of some kind. Beagles, Basset Hounds, etc match the lifestyle of the owner. If you're active, they're active. If you're lazy, they're lazy. It's a great breed of dog to own. I had a beagle for 8 years and I loved it.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Hastings in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    Firstly because you can't cram a ton of horsepower into a small engine. And most European countries have police vehicles that have even more unspeakable 0-60 times, such as the British standard Vauxhall Astra, ranging from 8 seconds in the gasoline powered version to up to 13 seconds in the diesel powered ones which are very common, but that's tolerable over there because a lot of the civilian vehicles are terribly slow also. Secondly, you don't have the same type of crime in Europe on such a large scale as you do in the United States. You have different civilian vehicles to contend with, different roadways, different pursuit policies, different gear to carry, different laws and punishments for crimes, different incarceration rate, different culture, etc.

    The Untied States is unique from Europe. We share some common values and principles but keeping the peace in each region of the world can be a very different job.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Original Light in Bring back the Crown Victoria!   
    No they aren't. The new Fords are based off of the Ford Explorer and the Ford Taurus SHO, although they're both uglier than their civilian counterparts, if you ask me. That being said, the law enforcement versions of these cars are indeed much more well thought out as far as it's equipment setup goes. It's way more than just comfort and control. As far as the Taurus goes, seating in the back is now better for prisoners, the front cabin is more comfortable for the officers, the engine has been changed from a big V8 to a smaller V6 which gets better gas mileage, but it is now turbocharged to make it slightly faster than the Crown Victoria. The car's body is smaller and lighter so handling is better.
     
    On paper, the Taurus is a great car. I have a few problems with them though:

    1.) With the cars reduced weight, comes reduced strength and durability. A PIT maneuver from a CVPI is heavy hitting and can spin you off of the road regardless of whether you're driving a Toyota Corolla or a Ford F350. I've even seen a single Crown Victoria push an entire stolen school bus with a PIT (although it wasn't able to 100% spin the bus). Although the Ford Taurus is lighter and nimbler, it won't be able to shrug off any damage it may incur during pursuits as well as the old Crown Vics do, nor will the car on car impact be as forceful so PITS and rolling roadblocks will be less effective.

    2.) Turbochargers are great in theory since they can take mediocre engines and turn them into absolute beasts just by fitting a small accessory to the engine. But there is turbo lag associated with that, meaning that if you mash your foot down, there can be a delay between the pedal reaching the floor, and the car responding to it. A V8 that's cranking out all of its power all the time is less efficient on fuel, but guarantees all the power is there when you need it. 0-60 time isn't everything. 40-100 is important for chases since not every single police chase starts out with a suspect vehicle that's completely stopped.
     
    3.) They're not really any less expensive to buy or maintain than the CVPI's were.
     
    4.) They're ugly, and they don't appear to be well made. Just look at it:


     
    My 8 year old computer chair that's falling apart looks like it's built better than that thing.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Hastings in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    Firstly because you can't cram a ton of horsepower into a small engine. And most European countries have police vehicles that have even more unspeakable 0-60 times, such as the British standard Vauxhall Astra, ranging from 8 seconds in the gasoline powered version to up to 13 seconds in the diesel powered ones which are very common, but that's tolerable over there because a lot of the civilian vehicles are terribly slow also. Secondly, you don't have the same type of crime in Europe on such a large scale as you do in the United States. You have different civilian vehicles to contend with, different roadways, different pursuit policies, different gear to carry, different laws and punishments for crimes, different incarceration rate, different culture, etc.

    The Untied States is unique from Europe. We share some common values and principles but keeping the peace in each region of the world can be a very different job.
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    unr3al reacted to Yard1 in Breaking news - Shooting in Munich   
    I don't recall War on Terror being religiously motivated.
    I am a Christian, and I do not detest religion, but you can't have religious radicals without religion.
    Glory that comes from them filling the obligations of their religion. If that's not a fundamental problem with Islam, I don't know what is.
    Another example. When you take a look at countries with a majority muslim population, especially ones in Middle East and Africa (from where most of the migrants come from), the support for Sharia Law as official law of their country is overwhelming. It can be assumed that such people would attempt to introduce Sharia in the countries they migrate to, either by legal means (being elected/voting for candidates that support Sharia) or by illegal means (on eg. local level). And given enough time, the Muslim voters will become the majority in countries such as France, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands looking at the demographics. The question remains - what will happen to the Christian minority?
    Sharia law, which is indeed a fundamental part of Islam that bases itself on the Quaran and other Islamic scriptures, is mandated by the Quaran (the divine law). Safe to say, it is not compatible with the Western ideals of democracy, liberty and separation of church from state.
    In developed countries that have Sharia law as official law, such as Saudi Arabia or Qatar, freedom of religion is nonexistent, non-heterosexuality is banned, and as a woman you have no control over your life. Show me a country with a Christian majority that has similar laws. You won't find one, because Bibile is not the source of law in any country (well, maybe in Vatican). The truth is that Islam is incompatible with democracy and most Muslims are what media call radical, while the amount of Christian radicals that are willing to commit terrorist acts is minimal, at least here in Europe.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Cyan in Breaking news - Shooting in Munich   
    Name me another religion that in 2016 has a large group of people who belong to it that mutilates women's genitals, beheads apostates and wants to gain a nuclear weapon for the purpose of wiping out Israel. Even scores of people who don't commit these acts themselves approve and even applaud this behavior. There are reams of polling data to back this up besides taking a look at current events; it's not a diatribe.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Original Light in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    I agree, I don't think they should be using 6 cylinder engines at all. They should work on a more efficient V8, like the one a few companies use where the vehicle can shut off two cylinders to conserve fuel, and then give you all 8 when performance is needed. Take the variable displacement idea from Cadillac, and the stop/start idea from Toyota and roll them into a fair sized V8.
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    unr3al reacted to Rez in Why Rockstar can't make good sirens???   
    Because it's a GTA game. Not a police simulator.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Black Jesus in Is This A BS Legal Claim?   
    People jumped in with answers rather quickly here; good.

    I just want to expand on a few comments with the EMS/Police work and ride along experience I've had in my life:

    -There is no law that prohibits you from video taping in public. If you follow them into a private business or residence, that's another issue. But if you're on a public street you may video tape all you like from across the road. 

    -HIPAA does not cover video recordings of interactions between civilians and EMTs/Paramedics/Fire Fighters with EMT certifications, so there is no privacy issue. If they screw up during a patient assessment, or somebody gets harmed as a result of improper care; you are not liable because you didn't touch the patient. They are liable. They just don't want that on film for use in court or to be up on YouTube so everyone can see it.

    -Firefighters and EMS workers are not police officers. They have no power of arrest, however they can certainly harass you and send you threatening letters from lawyers. They can also potentially have a police officer come to the scene and arrest you. When you go to court, this charge will likely be thrown out, however it's a major inconvenience and might even cost you money. Some judges have also upheld charges against video recorders that should be dropped. I wouldn't risk it if you don't want to take measures to protect yourself.

    -Get a lawyer to help you out if you wish to continue filming (if people don't stand up to them this will continue to be the status quo), and call your local police department with reassurance you can't be arrested o r get in any kind of other trouble for doing what you're doing. They handle legal issues, Fire Departments handle fires and medical calls.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Black Jesus in Is This A BS Legal Claim?   
    People jumped in with answers rather quickly here; good.

    I just want to expand on a few comments with the EMS/Police work and ride along experience I've had in my life:

    -There is no law that prohibits you from video taping in public. If you follow them into a private business or residence, that's another issue. But if you're on a public street you may video tape all you like from across the road. 

    -HIPAA does not cover video recordings of interactions between civilians and EMTs/Paramedics/Fire Fighters with EMT certifications, so there is no privacy issue. If they screw up during a patient assessment, or somebody gets harmed as a result of improper care; you are not liable because you didn't touch the patient. They are liable. They just don't want that on film for use in court or to be up on YouTube so everyone can see it.

    -Firefighters and EMS workers are not police officers. They have no power of arrest, however they can certainly harass you and send you threatening letters from lawyers. They can also potentially have a police officer come to the scene and arrest you. When you go to court, this charge will likely be thrown out, however it's a major inconvenience and might even cost you money. Some judges have also upheld charges against video recorders that should be dropped. I wouldn't risk it if you don't want to take measures to protect yourself.

    -Get a lawyer to help you out if you wish to continue filming (if people don't stand up to them this will continue to be the status quo), and call your local police department with reassurance you can't be arrested o r get in any kind of other trouble for doing what you're doing. They handle legal issues, Fire Departments handle fires and medical calls.
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    unr3al reacted to Solidefiance in Breaking news - Shooting in Munich   
    Nothing of what I said was rude, bossy or disrespectful. What I said was largely heated and that is what debates usually boil down to, heated. And as a U.S president once said, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the Kitchen. - Harry S Truman. 
    And as unr3al said too, you're debating your emotions, not the overall topic. Also to add to unr3al's point, why don't you also go door-to-door in the Middle East and tell every Iraqi, Afghani, and Irani family that lost loved ones because of a suicide bomb or attack that their deaths are largely irrelevant? 
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    unr3al got a reaction from Solidefiance in Breaking news - Shooting in Munich   
    I'm not talking about specific countries, I'm talking about a specific religion; stop going off topic and debate my points, not your emotions. Why don't you go door to door of every 9/11 victim's family or San Bernadino victim's family or Orlando victim's family, etc. and tell them that their deaths are largely irrelevant? If you didn't wind up bruised and broken as a result of at least one person kicking your ass for saying something like that about their lost loved one, I'd be stunned. Loss of human life as a result of a terror attack isn't something to be taken lightly, and I'm appalled that you think small numbers makes it okay.

    Nobody here is mixing up Muslims who practice their faith peacefully and those who don't, because we're not talking about them. The subject is the religion itself, not those who practice it, like I said in the above paragraph. You're the one shifting the conversation from 'Islam' to 'Muslim' and those are two totally different things. One is a faith, the other is an ethnic group. Understand that talking in public, openly and without reservations about how bad Christianity was during the dark ages of Europe was what led to the resurgence of European culture, intelligence and ultimately; democratic governments that allow you the freedom of religion to begin with. There is no logical reason as to why people who have an understanding of the faith shouldn't be able to criticize the Qur'an and the Hadiths and the fact that they're being interpreted too literally for the year 2016.

    And good, it's probably for the best that you don't talk about Israel if you consider them to be equally ill-behaved as many middle eastern countries. If you read the Qur'an, it's actually very related to this topic, but we'll have to side step that for now.

     
    And Sam Harris points that out. He's gone on record as saying the Old Testament is the worst book ever written in the course of human history, but the problem is that large numbers of people that practice of Islam still interpret the Qur'an's violent or inhumane passages literally, whereas people who take the Bible's violent passages such as Jesus saying those who don't follow him will burn, or those about slavery being okay or killing women for being unfaithful are very minimal in number and do not effect political policy or pop culture in America or Western Europe.

    If anything, you're being intellectually lazy for commenting without reading more of Sam Harris's articles, listening to any podcasts or watching his debates with people from all faiths including Judaism and Christianity. Summing his life's work up by saying "Muslims are causing all the religious problems in the world" is very uninformed or maybe 'unenlightened', to say the least. And needless to say, he's not exactly the only person on the face of the earth talking about these issues (see the late Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Salman Rushdie, Bill Nye, etc.). You picked a good example, however.

    People continue to make the mistake of confusing the word 'Muslim' with the word 'Islam'. One is an ethnic group, the other is a faith. Young Muslims who practice Islam in a way that promotes or condones terrorism or unequal treatment of minorities and women are not always necessarily at complete fault for doing so, because they're being given an interpretation of the Qur'an that is literal and unaltered. This is primarily done in the middle east, but there are problems with this in the Untied States as well. The people who teach this faith the way they do need to be kicked off of their platforms and replaced with people who have a 2016 interpretation that is more in line with the "religion of peace" people so often claim Islam is. We can't help empower the young Muslim people who care about human rights if we don't talk about this seriously and openly. Attributing criticism of Islam or any other religion to a phobia is dismissive, and frankly dangerous.
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    unr3al reacted to Illusionyary in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    Ah yes, the Holden Commodore VF. I've seen a couple of them painted up in checkers with some LEDs, although it seems only the Highway Patrol have the sport version.

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    unr3al reacted to Solidefiance in Breaking news - Shooting in Munich   
    You do realize that a good majority of the terrorist attacks that have happened were western born, right? We're talking about "terrorists" that have either resided in any given Western country and then carried out an attack after being "converted" to attack the Western country they resided in, or any Western country for that matter. A lot of these Western born Muslims have been on the FBI's watch list for a good period of time too, but due to a number of reasons (the FBI being scared of potentially creating a scenario where they're profiling being one) good ol' political correctness, these terrorists more or less get away with what they set out to do. Propaganda is a nasty game. 
    Oh please, don't bring in condemnation into this either.....the U.S/North America/Europe have condemned many countries, but that does absolutely nothing, it's the equivalent of your mother waving her finger at you for breaking your Grandma's finest piece of China. Do you honestly think that any of these terrorists care what you, or I think just because we condemn them, especially right after they've jogged their way into a marketplace and set off their explosive vest to kill as many civilians as feasibly possible to create mass hysteria? In short, no. 
    Let's be brutally honest here, when was the last time any Catholic/Christian/Jewish/Buddha bearing man/woman strolled on into their local Wal-mart/Market and blew themselves up and killed many innocents in the name of their religion? Let's go further and say name ANY religion for that matter that has committed such a thing as of late. Let's go even further and name any religion that has gone into another Country and committed such things? Is there Islamphobia? Of course there is, can you blame people who are Islamphobic? No, not really. Not everyone is intolerant to Muslims because of their religion either, there is many, many reasons, but that is a different book altogether. 
     
     
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    unr3al got a reaction from Cyan in Breaking news - Shooting in Munich   
    Name me another religion that in 2016 has a large group of people who belong to it that mutilates women's genitals, beheads apostates and wants to gain a nuclear weapon for the purpose of wiping out Israel. Even scores of people who don't commit these acts themselves approve and even applaud this behavior. There are reams of polling data to back this up besides taking a look at current events; it's not a diatribe.
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    unr3al got a reaction from Cyan in Breaking news - Shooting in Munich   
    Name me another religion that in 2016 has a large group of people who belong to it that mutilates women's genitals, beheads apostates and wants to gain a nuclear weapon for the purpose of wiping out Israel. Even scores of people who don't commit these acts themselves approve and even applaud this behavior. There are reams of polling data to back this up besides taking a look at current events; it's not a diatribe.
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    unr3al reacted to thegreathah in Military Coup in Turkey - On-going   
    CNN: "The US doesn't deal with non-democratically elected governments"
    CIA: "wait wut"
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    unr3al reacted to Mikofiticus in 2017 Ford Police Lineup   
    It's sad that Ford lost their hold on the emergency vehicle market. Once they discontinued the CVPI, they didn't really have anything to replace it with, which was a huge mistake. That allowed Dodge and Chevy to fill the void that Ford left, and now Ford is scrambling to get that control back with the FPIU and FPI. However, most departments where I live are pretty meh on the Ford lineup. We mostly use FPIUs and Chargers with some Tahoes sprinkled in.
    Ford done fucked up. They needed to have a successor to the Crown Vic. It was the king of the law enforcement world, but now there's nothing to fill that void.
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