User Profile: gaittec


Member Since: May 05, 2011


  • July 29, 2014 at 7:35pm

    We don’t have any of those in Tennessee, You would have to go to D.C. to get them in the first place.

  • [3] July 29, 2014 at 11:28am

    I don’t know what else happened, but the hold in the photos is not a “Choke” hold. He is bent over toward her back with his arm around her upper body and collar area. To choke someone one handed, he would be straightened up and pulling back at her neck. But his other arm is around her body. He is only trying to restrain her.

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  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 12:25pm


    “Last night, not having even seen this story, my teenage son saw a choke hold in a movie being applied by a spy agency’s character twice – used to knock the same character out twice. He asked me if the hold would kill someone or just cause them to become light-headed and pass out. I understood his curiosity and had to explain with qualifiers.”

    tc…. Here is the difference. When the choke is applied with the elbow directly in front or under the chin, it cuts off blood to the brain. The biceps and the forearm are both positioned against arteries.
    This choke is easy to control and is released after about 8 seconds when the person passes out.
    They will revive shortly as the blood returns to the brain.

    When the choke is applied with the forearm against the front of the neck (like the photo above), it crushes the wind pipe, cuts off air and is extremely dangerous. Many PDs have outlawed choke holds because officers often apply the wrong way risking permanent damage or death.

  • [12] June 5, 2014 at 4:01pm

    Could it be that there is no nutrition in the artificial sweetener and flies tend to die if they starve for six days?

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  • [1] June 5, 2014 at 3:57pm

    The city does control the roads around the station. Why not store semi trailers on all sides in a very tight

  • [1] May 26, 2014 at 5:53pm

    For those who say he was trying to leave: Please note he had already committed at least one felony by threatening with the shears; and, the Cops were duty bound to stop him. Even if not self defense, a fleeing felon will be shot in many jurisdictions.

    Did they have other alternatives which would not put themselves or others at risk? The video was inconclusive. In a perfect world, they would have had time to employ other means.

    Had they cut his path off earlier as was suggested, I suspect the fatal shots would have been fired sooner since he would have reacted to being trapped as he did.

  • March 19, 2014 at 5:40pm

    Update: Utility workers report that they later discovered they had taken multiple bullet hole tattoos to their chest and back.

  • March 3, 2014 at 4:07pm

    If Cooper could talk he would say …… BRAIN FREEZEEEEEE!

  • March 3, 2014 at 4:04pm

    “Bobby DMar. 3, 2014 at 3:45pm
    So much for papal infallibility—LOL!!”

    Bobby, the principal of Papal Infallibility only applies to matters of theology when he is defining a doctrine for the whole Church. He is as prone to error as the rest of us in all other things.

  • February 18, 2014 at 9:33pm

    blumax008Feb. 18, 2014 at 4:48pm
    “I drowned when I was 16. I’m 64 now..” Wow, this was weird to read. I drowned at 16 and I am 64 now. But, I never was completely out. I had stopped fighting, thought a prayer and was going down for the last time (I was at peace) when my buddy Brian caught my hand and hauled me to the boat. I was too exhausted to move for 30 minutes.

  • January 30, 2014 at 1:08pm

    “woodyeeJan. 30, 2014 at 9:15am
    No doubt!

    Mrs. Woodyee still has all the letters I wrote her when we were courting, and I was overseas. She’ll pass those down to one of our children, who will probably pass them to our existing grandchildren.”

    I am sure that Chip and Splinter will treasure them.

  • January 15, 2014 at 5:06pm

    Ok, lots of reasonable arguments were posted. But, what cracked me up about this ….He was talking to himself near a church… I guess I’m suspicious every Sunday (except it’s not myself I’m talking to).

  • January 14, 2014 at 4:11pm

    Somewhere along the line, Christians let the freedom “of” religion get changed to freedom “from” religion.

    I heard an atheist on Fox the other day say that the first pilgrims came over for freedom from religion.
    I was disappointed when Hannity didn’t correct her. This one concept changes everything.

  • October 23, 2013 at 12:22pm

    Anconinn: Every company you listed is engaged in high stakes competition with other companies. They have to present their case by advertising. i.e. “I’m better…no, I’m better try me.” The U.S. government has no competition. The fact that they can shove a healthcare down everyone’s throat and still have to try to persuade people to help them make it work is what’s pathetic.

    Your misunderstanding is understandable.

  • September 3, 2013 at 1:43pm

    The KKK guy is obviously a lonely guy. But he’s trying to reach out by being a “Joiner”. If there was a group dedicated to driving out anybody who belonged to more than one group, he would join it too.

  • September 3, 2013 at 12:26pm

    My coaches always said “Act like you’ve been there before..”.

  • August 9, 2013 at 2:35pm

    Thanks for the replies and tips on the log in problem.

    See the article about Sheriff Joe getting AR-15s for his men after a detention officer was shot. I bet if he ran a Shopping Mall, it would be safe.

  • August 9, 2013 at 11:20am

    First: They had a Security Guard shot to death; so, the response is to disarm all their Security Guards? That’s the kind of place anyone would want to work.

    Second: Every time I try to sign in to comment, I get flipped out to the profile page. I have to update my profile two or three times, then hit the back arrow to get to the article and comment. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong?

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  • August 5, 2013 at 3:12pm

    Odds are pretty great that if there was a knife, it was a dinner knife. I doubt the knife story. Just my opinion.

    But, speaking as an ex-cop, this was a cowardly action on the part of the police. Tell me six or seven cops couldn’t easily press down a 95 year old on a walker with the riot shield, or the mattress in the room avoiding direct contact.

    The cops who did this are arrogant cowards.

  • August 2, 2013 at 3:11pm

    The trailer looks great!

    I have not read the book; but, I’d like to ask a question to anyone who has. Was there a reason they couldn’t leave the guy tied up so he could be found later alive, just to have more time for escape?