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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2019
10:07 AM ET (US)
Dazed, that armadillo story made me laugh!

Danno, husband is too busy to do much moving on his part. I love having the new place to myself, because the previous two years have been rough and that is part of the reason I want to go to Nalcrest - but only in the winter months. At one point recently there were zero houses for sale in our subdivision. The house next door sold within two weeks recently because it needs updating like ours and the owner didn't care about profit and needed to go to CA asap. That neighbor bought a pretty big house next to us almost exactly two years ago for only himself. He moved here from China and bought this house that was priced way under market (because the house was near his sister and he speaks maybe 5 English words). His daughter was in the US for college and he wanted to be near her. Smart buy, because he made $45k for just using it as his hotel. Had he updated it, he may have gained a little above what he put into it.
Edited 07-20-2019 10:09 AM
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2019
06:11 AM ET (US)
Cali, I have gators, bobcats, some wild hogs, and a sign that says Panther Crossing. There is a sign on Hwy. 60 for Hog Hunts and I can hear shots being fired all the time. It is really odd to see a coyote in the daytime. I only saw one of them in daylight after 22 years in Oklahoma, but heard them all the time at night. At least with my gators you can pretty much see them. I went out on the porch about 4 AM sat down and an armadillo came out of the bushes - he startled both of us since he was only about 3' away. He ran into the bushes and I went in the house.
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Dannofrom50Person was signed in when posted
07-20-2019
02:51 AM ET (US)
Calico. How is/isn't the sale of your old house proceeding?
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
10:37 PM ET (US)
I knew I had a fearful, creepy feeling being in the new place's backyard at night. I have seen a big coyote walking around during the daytime. Oddly, the rabbits and squirrels have disappeared. No beautiful red foxes or even skunks are around. Earlier this week two residents only six blocks away have seen a mountain lion in their yard. Things will be bad if folks walking their dogs start getting attacked. I feel sorry for the cougars if most of their food source is gone. Deer should still be available.
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
10:21 PM ET (US)
82%, God I loved Bronson in Death Wish. I grew up with two rage-filled parents, and I now realize I was that way for decades. I am surprised I never got into an altercation with road rage. But I mellowed for sure when I had to chill while living with a hot-headed person. (with no longer). As I've aged, I can't count the times I've needed grace. I "thought" I rarely made a mistake and had no patience for those who did. What a dumbshit I was, actually with low self- esteem. I would have made a lousy cop. No people skills! Still working on that 😵
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
08:06 PM ET (US)
BB, it does appear we have mellowed at least a little bit.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
05:01 PM ET (US)
D & C: That's why I said to 82: "I can relate"....30, 35 years ago, I thought the same way. The person I am today, would have Judged (the 30-something Me) a bit harshly, today. Maybe not in a Legal sense, but...

A wise young man once said: "I ain't like you, Will..."
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
04:54 PM ET (US)
82, I am probably one of the most militant on the forums. I believe for punishment to work it must be greater than the crime.

If my thought-dreams could be seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine - Bob Dylan
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
04:41 PM ET (US)
/m30842 Without your knowing all the Particulars, I'm not surprised to hear one of your Strong Opinions about it. But anyway, I did not fire....and as soon as he saw me, he ran like the Devil, back out the door. To this day, I'm glad I did not Bust A Cap on him (which almost surely would have been Lethal, at whispering distance), out of my Frustration over the other times someone had taken my Toys. I didn't want that on my conscience. It was a Choice that I made, and I have no regrets. I am forever glad for my old friend (now deceased, unfortunately), who had advised me that I did the right thing....and didn't encourage me to Spill Blood over a TV/VCR. I recognized Wisdom when I heard it, and it was a Turning Point in my life - for the better.
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Stoopid GoobersPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
04:02 PM ET (US)

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Being confident in your capabilities and knowledge of the law is one thing but being an arrogant prick who’s not nearly as smart as he thinks he is, well, that’s something entirely different. I’ve a feeling folks with your mindset are what’s entirely wrong with the law enforcement profession and why the country face the issues it does with our policing agencies. Arrogance is a trait that should definitely be eliminated. I’d further say that definition above describes you in spades.
Edited 07-19-2019 04:04 PM
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
03:52 PM ET (US)
"with postal inspectors in general. We tend to have strong opinions. Arrogance and confidence are traits they look for during the interview"

It certainly would take arrogance to believe postal inspectors in general are deserving of respect. Don't forget they also look for people who have no shame or conscience. A postmaster I know failed to qualify, being forced to leave because of not being willing to commit perjury to make a case. People in the know have no reason to bow to inspectors. For all we know, the inspector in front of us is another criminal in consort with management. Too bad so many employees are so afraid that they foolishly trust a lying inspector they meet and reward him/her for being the way they are.
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
02:08 PM ET (US)
" I related this to my good friend at work later that day, and he said: "I'm glad you didn't. That TV & VCR isn't worth a man's life, is it?" No property is not worth a human life. However, if someone broke into my house I am not going to wait and see it my toys are all he wanted. That would be akin to thinking that maybe the gun he is pointing at me mat not be loaded. If it is maybe he won't pull the trigger. No, better safe than sorry.

Gube, that may be because you do not know me or have a bone to pick with postal inspectors in general. We tend to have strong opinions. Arrogance and confidence are traits they look for during the interview. Snowflakes and Buttercups need not apply.
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Stoopid GoobersPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
01:32 PM ET (US)
Take it as hint and ponder what it is about your posts on the matter that make you come across as an ass. No political differences, just you and your attitude towards your fellow man.
Edited 07-19-2019 01:33 PM
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
01:30 PM ET (US)
Not particularly, 82. When I was younger, I had quite a Mean Streak in me. When it comes to Revenge, etc. it's a topic I can relate to. I had been Done Wrong several times (burglaries etc) and was Furious over it. I slept with a loaded .357 under my pillow for awhile, and wouldn't ya know it? - someone broke in on me. I almost shot him. I related this to my good friend at work later that day, and he said: "I'm glad you didn't. That TV & VCR isn't worth a man's life, is it?"

That got me thinking...
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
01:24 PM ET (US)
By y'alls responses I can read the emotion you put into you disagreement with my post.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
07-19-2019
01:18 PM ET (US)
My Mom died a Merciful death...a massive Stroke, she was dead in seconds...while folding laundry. Despite being in bad shape with Rheumatoid, she never suffered the Ignominy of a hospital stay. She died at home, and my cousin found her minutes afterward. I was glad she was released from her suffering in this manner. Long time ago...Christmas 1991. She was 74, and Ready.
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