User Profile: sasquatch08


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  • [1] November 25, 2015 at 12:53am

    Those are endangered. Something about global warming wiping out their habitat.

    Thank God Obama’s going to a meeting on the subject!

  • November 24, 2015 at 10:49pm

    Numerous Glock pistols hold 17+1. The G17 and G34 both have that as a standard capacity mag.

    Mags holding 17 rounds can be purchased as “non-standard” for the G19, G22, G23 G25, G26, G27, G28, G31, G32, G33 and G35.

    The FN FiveSeven standard mag is 20 rounds.

    Gen III Baby Eagles hold 16+1 if they’re chambered in 9mm, some in semi-compact models have this capacity.

    The CZ-75 holds 18 in the mag.

    The list goes on and on and on. Heck, many full size 45′s hold 12+1 these days.

  • November 24, 2015 at 10:38pm


    The hardest life lessons are written on tomb stones.

    The second hardest are written on paper, they come from hospitals in the form of a bill.

    The third hardest are also written on paper, they’re court documents.

  • [1] November 24, 2015 at 10:36pm

    Where exactly is Istabul? Is that in flyover country?

  • [9] November 24, 2015 at 10:34pm


    Way to keep it civil there bro. Way to keep it civil.

    1) “Filthy oinker”?

    Really? Do you understand that including such a statement makes it seem like you are biased to the point that no matter what, you’d be all over the police and accusing them of wrong doing?

    2) “…shot a kid twice in the back. How can you rationalize that?”

    I can rationalize that rather easily, in fact I’d kind of expect it based on the video. The cops are to the guy’s left, between his 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock when the firing starts. When hit the kid spins before he falls down. Seeing as there is no video evidence of an officer coming up behind the kid and firing while he’s on the ground it’s logical to believe that the rounds to the back may have hit him while he was spinning but still upright.

    The threat isn’t gone until the target is down and no longer capable or willing to make any attempt to use force against you. You shoot to stop the threat. While he’s still up, he’s potentially foot mobile and armed with a knife and possibly other weapons.

    Long story short: Your appraisal of the situation is totes not crunchy or like logical and/or stuff.

  • November 24, 2015 at 9:21pm

    Well we can always hope it grows three sizes in the near future (and not in a the medical way, that’s bad).

  • [1] November 24, 2015 at 9:18pm

    I’m the same way. Not religious, but I like decorating for the Holidays.

    Full disclosure: Halloween is my favorite day to decorate for, but Christmas is a very close 2nd.

  • [5] November 24, 2015 at 9:17pm

    I’m not big on the whole “language war” issue, but in recent years I have taken a certain diabolical delight in saying “Merry Christmas” just to watch the liberals fume about it.

    In fact, this year I might just drive on over to Boulder and make a point of saying “Merry Christmas” as much as possible.

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  • [16] November 24, 2015 at 9:13pm

    When the cops behave outrageously I’m usually the first one to be all over them like white on rice.

    This video however, doesn’t make a very compelling case against the shooting the guy though, at least not the initial shots. You have a guy engaged in criminal activity, not stopping for the police and with a hand in his pocket. I’m not going to second guess deciding to use lethal force in that situation because there’s no way for the cops to know what might be in his pocket in terms of a weapon.

    The fact that he’s not charging at officers really doesn’t mean that much to me.

    I can run away from you while firing a handgun AT you. While not a great way to be accurate, you’re just as dead or wounded if I manage to hit you with one or more rounds. The way the guy keeps moving after he’s on the ground it may have looked as though he was going for a gun or other unknown weapon with greater range than the knife.

    Having looked up the reliant statute in Illinois, the law doesn’t require premeditation for a 1st degree murder charge, but this still seems like overcharging the guy since the murder 2 statute says “(2) at the time of the killing he or she believes the circumstances to be such that, if they existed, would justify or exonerate the killing under the principles stated in Article 7 of this Code, but his or her belief is unreasonable.”

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  • [1] November 23, 2015 at 5:23pm

    More importantly what the NYDN is advocating is unconstitutional.

    You do not have a right to fly on an aircraft, but you do have the right to own firearms. Your rights cannot be taken away from you by the government unless they prove you have committed a crime, for which the punishment is the loss of rights, to a court of law.

    What the NYDN is advocating here is that people don’t need to tried or convicted, actually they need not even be charged with anything before having their rights removed. Such action removes all due process rights from the accused as well.

    The NYDN is openly supporting the complete demolition of numerous civil rights.

    Some might call that “treason”.

  • November 23, 2015 at 7:49am

    I could go on for another couple of posts describing what happened in that area over the course of a mere two years. Highlights include numerous violent assaults with weapons, a drive by shooting of a campus house near the Fountain/Bill Edwards Drive intersection, dozens of auto breakins, half a dozen other car thefts, rapes near the downtown BW3′s and a laundry list of assorted other more minor incidents.

    I’m not sure if you know this, but Springfield has a reputation that scares students away from Witt and to places like the University of Dayton, OSU, OU etc just because of the town’s reputation for being ridiculous. People will full ride scholarship offers turn them down because they don’t think it’s safe.

    Technically I think Dayton has a higher crime rate but Springfield does have that nickname of “The Filthy Field” and it has it for a reason. The same can be said of “The Nasty Nati”, but that city probably deserves it’s title more than Springfield does.

    I’m not trying to bash your town, I’m pointing out that it has A LOT of crime and many, many other problems that are unexpected for a city of it’s size.

    The far North side of town (like the FAR North side as if you’re heading up to the International Plant or on your way to Urbana) is actually pretty nice but the rest of the town is exactly what I’d call “depressed”, other than most of downtown which is basically a brownsite.

  • November 23, 2015 at 7:26am

    No offense, but if you can’t see the problems in Springfield, including rampant drug use, serious racial tension, a high crime rate for the size of the city and numerous other problems, then I don’t know what to say.

    When I was at Wittenberg I lived a block off campus on E. Cecil Street. Gunfire was a common sound, nearly nightly. One of my neighbors was shot in a home invasion and another was knocked unconscious in a separate home invasion, tied up with telephone cord and woke up with his house looted. Cassilly street was WAY worse.

    I had a gun pulled on me by a drug dealer that lived next door while he said “You white boys gonna get what you deserve”, had an attempted home invasion thwarted by a dog, another thwarted by a gun and the house was burglarized while we were in class. The house across the street was Section 8 and constantly inhabited by unemployed people who went to the Speedway at McCreight and Limestone for beer every morning then sat on their porch drinking and doing drugs while selling stolen goods.

    The University has a very, very high per capita rate of rape, 1st in the State at the time I was there and it’s not other students. The cops described it to me as “Every week or so there’s a girl drugged at a bar who ends up on the South Side, drugged, with her p^%#ties around her ankles.” They told me that as we waited for my friends car to get towed. It was GTA’d from campus and totaled into a telephone poll in an alley in the W. Johnny Lytle area.

  • [17] November 22, 2015 at 10:32pm

    To be fair, I’m sure they engage in a lot of “celebratory” gunfire and they all seem pretty “joyous” when yelling “Allahu Akbar!” right before committing and atrocity.

  • [12] November 22, 2015 at 7:40pm

    I can personally attest that they make a darn fine doughnut.

    Why anyone would get mad about the sign is just beyond me, but hey, it’s “The Filthy Field”… one of the strangest small and drug/crime ridden small towns you’ll ever see.

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  • November 22, 2015 at 7:38pm

    Oh man Sarge, your comment here slays me.

  • November 22, 2015 at 7:35pm


    No, Anabasis did NOT use logic. They said the dogs are “feral mutts” and based their entire argument off of that, that’s an emotional argument. Lot’s of people adopt mutts and the adoption center isn’t going to advertise them as “feral”. People come in, see the dog, take the dog outside for a bit of a walk, check the teeth, paws, fur, eyes etc when making this sort of decision, unless they go with the “Awww cute” response and just take the dog.

    Unless the dog bites them or displays extremely aggressive or strange behavior it’s unlikely that being a “mutt” or being “born feral” will factor into the decision. People who care that much don’t go to a shelter, they get a dog from a breeder.

    This is how dogs are adopted from shelters.

    On the topic of my avatar; you’re way overthinking it. I put very little thought into it, I merely posted something I enjoy. I’m sorry that I don’t have a super serious political statement in my avatar the way you do, but some of us matured past 12 years of age and don’t feel the need to use bad pictures of politicians we don’t like.

    Now, as for your other statements…. S.C.A.R.S. and Jerry Peterson? Who’s trying to act all tough now?

    As per their website “You Need To Drop Everything And Enroll In This Life Changing 3 Day Course… NOW!!!”

    ROFLAMO! I think I’ll stick with my USMC training, black belt in Karate and my BJJ, thanks for suggesting a 3 day seminar and some audio CD’s though, I’ll jump right on that.

  • [1] November 22, 2015 at 6:11pm

    While I agree with the OP, a large part of being prepared to fight if it becomes necessary is understanding WTF is actually going on. has an ongoing series called “Perspectives: Wishful Thinking and Playing Dead are not a Plan” on this topic. They’ve been running it since the Paris attacks. It features suggestions from former and current Special Operations guys, LEO’s, Army Medics, Navy Corpsmen and others. I highly suggesting that people read it.

    The most recent offering is Part 4, here’s the link:

  • [5] November 22, 2015 at 5:56am

    You clearly don’t know much about dogs or people.

    I’d take both. I enjoy the challenge of training hard to train dogs, that’s why I have Plotts.

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  • [2] November 22, 2015 at 5:54am

    This is true. My father has told me this was common when he was a kid. A brick, a burlap bag, a brick and a rain barrel.

    On the other hand, the people that did it weren’t the kind of cowards that walked away. They knew what they were doing and they faced it. They didn’t glue a top on an aquarium and leave it somewhere in a cowardly attempt to wash their hands of the deed.

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  • [17] November 22, 2015 at 2:08am

    I see four counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

    One for the shot to the gut and three for the attempts to shoot him in the head.

    That Tec-9 is a cheap machine stamped POS, that’s why it “jammed”, because it’s a piece of junk. The thing is known as a “jam-o-matic” for it’s failures to feed and renowned for failures to fire due to light primer strikes.

    I remember reading a review of this gun where the author said he couldn’t go more than three to four rounds without the thing failing to fire and adding in the failures to feed the thing basically managed to fire a round about 1 out of 2 times at best.

    Good on this kid for trying to step in and do the right thing, but if you’re not armed just call the police. It was unwise to jump into this and the kid’s lucky the criminal decided to use what is literally one of the most unreliable guns on the planet.

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