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    Stripe got a reaction from bemadd in New PC help   
    Building a PC is much more simple than people make it out to be; however, it's not easy. I would say it would be best to go with a mediocre pre-built and then add components later on down the line once you've got an idea of PC hardware. 
    I'm afraid I don't know a huge amount of pre-built PC providers in the US, but newegg tends to be a pretty safe bet. Some pretty good entry level kit on there for very acceptable prices.
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    Stripe got a reaction from Abel Software in New PC help   
    Building a PC is much more simple than people make it out to be; however, it's not easy. I would say it would be best to go with a mediocre pre-built and then add components later on down the line once you've got an idea of PC hardware. 
    I'm afraid I don't know a huge amount of pre-built PC providers in the US, but newegg tends to be a pretty safe bet. Some pretty good entry level kit on there for very acceptable prices.
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    Stripe got a reaction from Emergency112 in [REL] GTA 5 - BMW 525D F11 - Metropolitan Police/Civilian   
    Very nice!
    Now all I have to do is get GTA V ...
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    Stripe reacted to TheDivineHustle in What would you do?   
    1. If I were an American cop, I would have shot the guy. If I wasn't an American cop and didn't have a gun, I'd try to taze him. This decision would vary based on country, and based on experience as a cop. I have no experience of being a police officer, so I can't accurately describe what I'd do. Training and other things would determine my decision, but based on the way things are now for me, I'd shoot him.
    2. Help my comrade. His health is much more important than a criminal. We can catch him another day.
    3. Pull the guy from the car. Nothing else matters if he burns alive.
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    Stripe reacted to CouthInk4 in What would you do?   
    I don't know why.. maybe because of the way it was filmed, or how they were acting.. but for some off reason at the end of each one i was expecting The Bill theme/titles to start playing.
    But seriously, number 1 is realistic, but seems a bit.. eh. even with that level of noise you'll still hear a struggle from behind, for me.. if i was the female in that situation i'd pull out my ASP and spray.. spray him first then beat the crap out of him.. well if it was LSPDFR anyways, no. i don't know what i'd do in that situation because i don't know protocol for UK, Australian officers carry guns.. so i would've pulled out my sidearm and put 4 rounds into the suspect. 
    number 2.. well, that's your standard fight. i would've quickly put him into the patrol car (surely he can get to the car safe without the woman beating both him and the suspect up). then deal with whatever was happening. 
    number 3. i don't think i'd do things differently tbh.
    Keeping in mind, that these "what would you do" scenarios don't really do much.. it's one thing to watch, sit back and plan it.. but when you're there you have to do split second decisions so you don't have a plan at all.. for me to come up with a proper answer to what i would do in that situation, you'd need to put me in that situation.. the answers i gave is after watching and thinking. 
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    Stripe reacted to l3ubba in What would you do?   
    While I like the idea of these "what would you do" situations I question whether these would actually help people understand police work any better. Essentially you are asking people with no training and no experience in that profession to make decisions. That is like asking people what would you do in a paramedics job, they might have a little bit of basic knowledge on first aid but they don't have anywhere near the amount of knowledge as a paramedic. Overall, I like the videos though.
    I can't speak for things in the UK but scenario 1 and 2 are very possible and scenario 3 is even more possible.
    For scenario 1 the kitchen is one of the most dangerous places in the home for police officers because, obviously, there are lots of sharp objects around. That is why police will try to avoid talking to people in the kitchen. Of course in this scenario they didn't have that option because they needed to make contact with him somehow. If I were in that Maggie's situation in the US I would obviously shoot him. I am not sure how I would react in the UK without a firearm. You are essentially being held hostage, the suspect has a deadly weapon (and has already used it) and as a officer in the UK you have no deadly weapon to counter him. So I see two options there, you can try to talk to him and talk him down, but I see this as very risky since he has already stabbed the other officer he has shown he isn't really interested in talking. The second option, I have noticed most officers in the UK do carry tasers so you can try and tase him. This option is very risky because he is very close (within 21 feet if you are familiar with that rule) so you probably don't have enough time to draw and fire the taser before he closes that distance, he is wearing some lose clothing which carries the possibility of one or both of the probes not getting a good hit, and of course you could have one or both of the probes miss all together or hit too close together. I think I would go with the first option, hopefully I can talk him down enough and if he decides to come after me I will just have to hope my hand to hand is good enough to keep me alive and just accept that I am going to be stabbed or cut (because he will get at least one blow in).
    Scenario 2 is not uncommon in the US (not always in that manner, but similar). I think that one is a little more clear cut for me. I would release the original suspect and accept the fact that they will start fighting again and assist my partner who sounds like he is in dire need of help. The original suspect and the lady while aggressive towards each other did not appear to be really violent, just two drunks slapping each other basically (non life threatening). On the other hand my partner sounds like he needs help now or someone will be seriously injured or killed so I need to get to him as quickly as possible.
    Scenario 3 is pretty easy. Obviously you want to avoid moving victims in a car crash (even minor ones) due to the possibility of spinal injuries and making those injuries worse. However getting the victim to a safe location takes priority over everything, their spinal injury won't matter if they are being burned alive. You have a vehicle on its side, smoking, and a fluid (likely gasoline) spill, you need to get that guy out of the car and to a safe location as soon as possible. I would quickly extract him from the vehicle while trying my best not to move his neck or back around and move him a safe distance from the vehicle.
    Yeah I agree, you would think you would hear more of a struggle behind you but who knows. Maybe you have a radio ear piece in one ear and the dispatch is saying something at that moment, there are plenty of possibilities. The ASP is a possible option but I am not sure how effective it would be in a tight space and the OC spray will not provide the incapacitation you need not to mention you probably won't be able to draw and use these weapons before he covers the 8 feet in between you (expanding the ASP or shaking up and spraying the OC). But hey, in that scenario you are kind of SOL and have to do whatever you can do.
    For the second one I'm not sure putting him in the patrol car is a good idea. First you have to assume your car has a cage (which I'm not sure how many in the UK do) but even if it does you cannot guarantee the man or the woman won't beat the window out. Plus most agencies have a policy against leaving a suspect unattended in a vehicle for multiple reasons. That is why I think it is better to just let them go, they just looked like a couple of drunks hitting on each other and hopefully someone at the bar will keep the separated until more units arrive.
    I agree with you on the sitting back and planning. It is a lot different when you are on the spot in real life and have to make the decisions right then and there. When I was watching it I tried to put myself right there and make the decisions as the video played out but even that only works so much. Watching a video doesn't provide the same adrenaline or the same feelings you would have actually being there.
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    Stripe got a reaction from Mr.JonnhyCZG in Your favorite game   
    You want me to whittle it down to one?! Don't be insane...
    If I was being really picky though:
    The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim - played it since day 1 and most of my off days are spent playing it Star Wars: Battlefront II GTA: San Andreas  
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    Stripe got a reaction from IndianaisMyState in There is always that one witness.....   
    Sorry, I struggled to decipher this... Did the officer get decapitated in the crash?
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    Stripe got a reaction from Riley24 in Patriot Act About to Expire   
    ​What does this have to do with the PATRIOT act? This just sounds like a rant to me.
     
    The PATRIOT act is unconstitutional under the 4th and 9th amendment. It was Bush's way to say 'Hey actually guys, we are doing something about this terrorist attack' and to attempt to gain the support of the American populace - he and his advisors were so wrapped up in the turmoil caused that they failed to properly scrutinise the bill. 
    ​Internal Law Enforcement shouldn't have major roles to play in detection and prevention of terrorism - that is the job of border agencies such as the FBI and CIA. You say 'Without that Act, small Sheriffs Depts. can't do s**t against ISIS, Al Quadea, Boko Haram or whatever those motherf****rs called.' well why would they want or need to do anything against them? It isn't their job to act on a global scale, their job is to protect the residents of their small towns from criminals. Do you really think a terrorist organisation will attack a village of 500 people?
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    Stripe got a reaction from Westcoaster in Patriot Act About to Expire   
    ​There's no need to be degrading and rude.
    Though presidents don't directly start terrorist organisations, their involvement in the Middle East with the Gulf Wars, Iraq/Iran, Syria etc lead to massive power vacuums where corrupt governments were removed, and the US failed to institute a strong government. 
    ​Keep in mind Bush actually funded Al Qaeda with money, weapons and surplus to fight the Russian invasion.
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    Stripe got a reaction from GreenAid in Patriot Act About to Expire   
    ​What does this have to do with the PATRIOT act? This just sounds like a rant to me.
     
    The PATRIOT act is unconstitutional under the 4th and 9th amendment. It was Bush's way to say 'Hey actually guys, we are doing something about this terrorist attack' and to attempt to gain the support of the American populace - he and his advisors were so wrapped up in the turmoil caused that they failed to properly scrutinise the bill. 
    ​Internal Law Enforcement shouldn't have major roles to play in detection and prevention of terrorism - that is the job of border agencies such as the FBI and CIA. You say 'Without that Act, small Sheriffs Depts. can't do s**t against ISIS, Al Quadea, Boko Haram or whatever those motherf****rs called.' well why would they want or need to do anything against them? It isn't their job to act on a global scale, their job is to protect the residents of their small towns from criminals. Do you really think a terrorist organisation will attack a village of 500 people?
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    Stripe got a reaction from Lee10 in Patriot Act About to Expire   
    ​What does this have to do with the PATRIOT act? This just sounds like a rant to me.
     
    The PATRIOT act is unconstitutional under the 4th and 9th amendment. It was Bush's way to say 'Hey actually guys, we are doing something about this terrorist attack' and to attempt to gain the support of the American populace - he and his advisors were so wrapped up in the turmoil caused that they failed to properly scrutinise the bill. 
    ​Internal Law Enforcement shouldn't have major roles to play in detection and prevention of terrorism - that is the job of border agencies such as the FBI and CIA. You say 'Without that Act, small Sheriffs Depts. can't do s**t against ISIS, Al Quadea, Boko Haram or whatever those motherf****rs called.' well why would they want or need to do anything against them? It isn't their job to act on a global scale, their job is to protect the residents of their small towns from criminals. Do you really think a terrorist organisation will attack a village of 500 people?
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    Stripe got a reaction from Justice890 in What are your pet peeves?   
    When I wake up, get out of bed and stub my toe on the edge of the bed... oh the pain
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    Stripe reacted to Illusionyary in What are your pet peeves?   
    American English. I absolutely hate it when words get underlined in red when I add a "u" or an "s" (instead of a "z") to them when they're supposed to be there.
     
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    Stripe reacted to imadoofus in What are your pet peeves?   
    I wait endlessly to be asked this question.
    -When people sign their forum posts
    -When People Capitalize Every Word In A Sentence
    -When people screw up its and it's
    -When people don't use the serial comma
    -When people accuse someone of playing moderator for quoting a rule
    -When people abbreviate "you" to "u" and the like
    -People who yell at lowly employees for company decisions
    -Circlejerks that are ridiculously uninformed
    -Hyprocrisy
    -Incompetence
    -When I make a good joke and nobody gets it
    -People
    -When...
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    Stripe got a reaction from TheDivineHustle in What are your pet peeves?   
    When I wake up, get out of bed and stub my toe on the edge of the bed... oh the pain
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    Stripe got a reaction from TheDivineHustle in British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia   
    ​I really don't think that anyone cares, mainly because the media simply doesn't cover it. Only those groups who work for rights abroad know about these kinds of things. 
    There is nothing the government do when a National commits a crime abroad, and it would be potentially damaging if they decided to distil international relations with those countries.
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    Stripe reacted to craptasticjack in That's One way to end a chase   
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    Stripe got a reaction from IndianaisMyState in Officer Uses car to ram suspect [READ]   
    I think he was correct in doing what he did. 'Fight or flight' kicked in, and he went for the suspect instead of getting distance in between them.
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    Stripe got a reaction from SIR_Sergeant in Should prostitution be Legal?   
    Prostitution is legal in the UK, and I agree with it being so. In terms of GDP, it makes up a surprisingly high percentage (still very low) for a single job that remains to be so unpopular among so many.
     
    There is a clear correlation between the levels of prostitution and acquisitive crime, where those areas with more prostitutes have lower such crime. This, of course, is a good thing. However, we have also seen in our LPA that drug use has increased along with the amount of known prostitutes we have.
     
    From the encounters I've had with Ladies and Men of the night, they have all been decent people who have taken what they do seriously and do their best to keep themselves clean from STI's and so on. I generally find that it is the people who use prostitutes to be much less desirable (although some are of course more than decent) and when cases where prostitutes are killed by their customers come to light I always feel that perhaps making it illegal would be a good idea - not that it would stop a murdered, but perhaps the person who was contemplating entering prostitution.
     
    Like anything else, there are negative and positives to such things, but like my Economics teacher said ' the world revolves around sex' so I figure that it will always be around, much like drugs and alcohol, so why make it illegal?
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    Stripe reacted to LtCarman in How to deal with a "creepy" coach at school?   
    Alright, I'm gonna go against what most has said here so far. Sorry if I sound aggressive, but this stuff pisses me off to no end.
     
    It doesn't sound like you have any definitive proof whatsoever, other than the fact that someone told you that you were only on the team because you "have a nice ass" and the creepy vibes that he supposedly gives off. Now, if he had told you personally that you "have a nice ass," then yeah, obviously report him. However, as it stands, you're just making baseless accusations....accusations that can effectively ruin someone's life, even if he is innocent. I just hope that you are aware at how serious calling someone a pedophile is, especially a school employee. This isn't stuff that you just carelessly throw around.
     
    Now, let me pose a question for you. Lets say you see someone at a major U.S. airport that gave you a suspicious vibe, even though he has done nothing but make a few phone calls. Would you go yell, "THAT GUY'S A TERRORIST AND HAS A BOMB?" Sounds pretty ridiculous, yeah? Well, that is exactly what you are doing here.
     
    Until you have legitimate proof that your coach is a pedophile, don't go around saying crap like this. It is very dangerous and can be very damaging. So what can you do in the meantime? Trust your instincts and be weary of him, but as far as reporting him, try to find some actual evidence first before ruining his life. 
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    Stripe got a reaction from Rocking_Star101 in Homeless man shot by LAPD   
    I agree with this totally, incredibly stupid to stand there watching and filming while berating the officers - mind you, people will do anything for views on social media.
     
    From what I can see, the shooting is justified. Not only was there the original struggle between the homeless man and officers, but you can see a passer-by pick up one of the officer's ASPs and enter an aggressive stance with it subsequently posing a threat. They used all non-lethal options to try and restrain the suspect, and when the threat posed stepped up as he reached for the gun, they responded on an equal manner.
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    Stripe got a reaction from TheDivineHustle in Homeless man shot by LAPD   
    I agree with this totally, incredibly stupid to stand there watching and filming while berating the officers - mind you, people will do anything for views on social media.
     
    From what I can see, the shooting is justified. Not only was there the original struggle between the homeless man and officers, but you can see a passer-by pick up one of the officer's ASPs and enter an aggressive stance with it subsequently posing a threat. They used all non-lethal options to try and restrain the suspect, and when the threat posed stepped up as he reached for the gun, they responded on an equal manner.
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    Stripe got a reaction from Rez in North London Kid Fatally Stabbed   
    Acts of such cowardice know no bounds. 
     
    Whenever I hear of children being attacked and killed it makes me immensely sad. RIP little man.
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    Stripe got a reaction from TheDivineHustle in Men Can't Hit Women, Agree or Disagree   
    I don't discriminate. If a woman poses a threat to myself, a colleague or a member of the public then I will hit her (if alternative methods of restraint can't be employed). 
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