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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By tvc184
Weather ewe like it are knot, the weigh ewe right...

Weather ewe like it are knot, the weigh ewe right reflect’s on you’re intelligence.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,975
Posted By tvc184
They are definitely evolving as we speak. Heck,...

They are definitely evolving as we speak. Heck, there might be a new law or rule before I finish typing this.....

They have opened up the airport vicinity flights somewhat with LAANC, the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,509
Posted By tvc184
People sometimes use slippery slope to describe a...

People sometimes use slippery slope to describe a law or situation... many times incorrectly in my opinion.

This one would definitely be in the slippery slope category.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,975
Posted By tvc184
What law restricts flight over property other...

What law restricts flight over property other than public property?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,975
Posted By tvc184
I didnít sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last...

I didnít sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night......

But I am reasonably certain that you can fly over Big Bend or any other national park. The NPS absolutely controls the parks however the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,975
Posted By tvc184
A lawsuit wouldnít be your problem....

A lawsuit wouldnít be your problem....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By tvc184
No way!! I absolutely love it.... for...

No way!!

I absolutely love it.... for catfish bait.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,480
Posted By tvc184
My last $100 was all lost in a terrible boating...

My last $100 was all lost in a terrible boating accident!

No wait, that was all of my gun.......
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,508
Posted By tvc184
Only about 12 over about 38 years ago. He wasn’t...

Only about 12 over about 38 years ago. He wasn’t worried about speed and was only on a fishing expedition. The least over was about 4 years ago at 2 over by a trooper. He was on the same expedition....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By tvc184
The first time I was in a shooting, the guy got...

The first time I was in a shooting, the guy got off one round with an M1 Carbine and then seven more with a .357 magnum. Fortunately that M1 malfunctioned on the first shot (double feed) and he had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By tvc184
Fify

Fify
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By tvc184
We recently lost about 40 officers of 127 in a...

We recently lost about 40 officers of 127 in a little over two years and with it about 800 years of experience.

We are now facing what most other employers are facing in todayís job market...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By tvc184
There is almost no legal obligation to do...

There is almost no legal obligation to do anything in any job. The only obligation is to comply with an employerís rules.

Running from a fight isnít......
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By tvc184
In a what?

In a what?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 135
Pho
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Posted By tvc184
A good pho has a lot of flavor in the broth...

A good pho has a lot of flavor in the broth usually from beef and simmered for hours, maybe even 14 or more. It can be made a lot quicker but it is like a good brisket. Slow and long brings out the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By tvc184
I have worked with maybe 6 officers that were...

I have worked with maybe 6 officers that were fired for cowardice and none were even for shooting incidents. All were sent home during the shift. Once an officer shows an act of cowardice, he/she is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 135
Pho
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Posted By tvc184
I started eating pho in 1987. By the early 90’s I...

I started eating pho in 1987. By the early 90’s I was eating Viet food up to 5 days a week. I have eaten pho in about a dozen states and I think the best was in a restaurant in Doraville, GA in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,819
Posted By tvc184
It could be wind shear but I thought they were...

It could be wind shear but I thought they were still pretty far up and it seems like they would have had time to recover. At least fight it long enough for mayday call. From the accounts that I read...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,819
Posted By tvc184
What glen said. ;)b I was taught as a rookie...

What glen said. ;)b

I was taught as a rookie (35 long years ago) that all deaths are considered a homicide scene. This crash is an example of that. It would be difficult to go back and try to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,113
Posted By tvc184
Making a note, Skinny will not be eating the...

Making a note,

Skinny will not be eating the Pork Tartare this year at Bownanza....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,041
Posted By tvc184
Family Violence is not a crime in Texas. FV is a...

Family Violence is not a crime in Texas. FV is a requirement for the police and others to do certain things like make a police report, give handouts containing certain information, etc.

Class C...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,346
Posted By tvc184
Any state senator or representative can file any...

Any state senator or representative can file any bill that he or she wishes. Several thousands of bills are filed every other year when the Texas Legislature goes into session for about five months....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,638
Posted By tvc184
I started reading this thread yesterday and knew...

I started reading this thread yesterday and knew what the OP was talking about.

Then I slept list night, checked back in today and forgot (after looking up a couple of the bill numbers)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By tvc184
Not this time. The good Terminator accidentally...

Not this time. The good Terminator accidentally went back too far in time to try and save John Connor and the captain was forewarned. They went around the iceberg, made it to NY and after a long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,003
Posted By tvc184
I have heard of it but donít feel like looking up...

I have heard of it but donít feel like looking up the law. I know that our city court is allowed dismissal fees in addition to court cost in some situations.

From what our traffic clerks have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,287
Posted By tvc184
I donít feel like spending an hour on google so...

I donít feel like spending an hour on google so here goes from memory, probably 12 or more years ago.

Cities started doing this as a revenue enhancement under the guise of safety. If I remember...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,003
Posted By tvc184
I canít understand it and I have been doing it...

I canít understand it and I have been doing it for the last 35 years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By tvc184
I fish right down the coast in Sabine Pass and I...

I fish right down the coast in Sabine Pass and I have caught fish this time of year. I donít expect that Bolivar about 50 miles away will be much different. The fish will not be as aggressive but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,003
Posted By tvc184
So he might have suspected that the OP was...

So he might have suspected that the OP was committing the crime of Tampering with Government Record that could lead to up a year in jail and a $4,000 fineÖ buttttt, he let the guy have a pass on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,003
Posted By tvc184
Not updated in the system? That might be one...

Not updated in the system?

That might be one of the most stupid excuses for a citation ever.

All these years I thought that the burden of proof was on the state but apparently I misunderstood...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,348
Posted By tvc184
I made pozole.

I made pozole.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,084
Posted By tvc184
I use the same ones... leaning toward 13...

I use the same ones... leaning toward 13 Concept, Lews and Shimano in that order.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,213
Posted By tvc184
Yes, the only differences in Facebook and TBH is...

Yes, the only differences in Facebook and TBH is volume and in some cases admins holding a bit tighter grip.

I belong to (run one of them) two FB groups that are more regulated than TBH. I belong...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,064
Posted By tvc184
I think most police agencies still issue various...

I think most police agencies still issue various versions of a Streamlight. I know that mine still does. Almost every time we get to a major crime scene (daily) an officer wants to borrow a light.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,064
Posted By tvc184
If you want super bright in a fairly small...

If you want super bright in a fairly small package, you might look at Thrunite TC20. The company rates it at 3800 lumens. I know that they do their own rating but I use this one a lot when I am...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,064
Posted By tvc184
Compensation....

Compensation....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,064
Posted By tvc184
Handheld flashlight is a Thrunite TN36 at 11,000...

Handheld flashlight is a Thrunite TN36 at 11,000 lumens.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By tvc184
Nothing against Hershey but if youíre going to...

Nothing against Hershey but if youíre going to drive an hour, go southeast instead of northeast.

In Baltimore is Fort McHenry. The little olí fort where some guy named Francis Scott Key jotted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,128
Posted By tvc184
Also correct. The law said that it was (and...

Also correct.

The law said that it was (and still is) a crime to "intentionally" expose a handgun while carrying under a license.

That law is still in effect however and as you are referring...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,128
Posted By tvc184
Correct. The issue is the definition of a...

Correct.

The issue is the definition of a concealed handgun. That has been removed from the law with the switch to an LTC instead of the CHL. Below is the old definition copied from the previous...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,128
Posted By tvc184
.... oh yeah, I believe that would end his LTC.

.... oh yeah, I believe that would end his LTC.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,128
Posted By tvc184
You should have told him to stand his ground with...

You should have told him to stand his ground with his knowledge of the law.

Then when the cops showed up, he would have likely been arrested for Trespassing raised to a class A misdemeanor (up to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By tvc184
I have used priceline.com many times over several...

I have used priceline.com many times over several years and never had a bad experience. They might all be the same but I have not tried any others to compare. I randomly picked that one the first...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By tvc184
We issue Stingers. We have a case or two of...

We issue Stingers.

We have a case or two of switches on standby and are always replacing them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By tvc184
That is one of several lights I regularly use on...

That is one of several lights I regularly use on patrol. I carry a couple of extra battery sticks and can get about 5 hours of light out of it uf needed.

When I want a lot of light but not a lot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By tvc184
The flashlight market might be one of the most...

The flashlight market might be one of the most competitive at this time. Tons of good lights at very competitive pricing.

My opinion is that you pick a light that uses one if the rechargeable...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,881
Posted By tvc184
Not only should they ban they shift, there should...

Not only should they ban they shift, there should be circles on the field where each position must stand at the pitch.

It is outrageous that one team might have an advantage over another by...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By tvc184
I think it went on the market in the early 80s...

I think it went on the market in the early 80s FWIW. I was just getting into law enforcement and I think a majority of officers still carried revolvers. We almost couldn’t get our hands on one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,548
Posted By tvc184
I didnít say it was hard. Temperature is...

I didnít say it was hard.

Temperature is usually the goal of cooking beef. Whether you want the center rare, medium, etc.

The attraction of SV is that you can set it at your desired ending...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By tvc184
This reminds me of an old pilot story, which I...

This reminds me of an old pilot story, which I read actually happened.

The international language of air traffic control is English. If a pilot is flying a French made Airbus jetliner from China...
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