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They post the ingredient list, instructions, and tips online for free. So I now have the recipe for cod udon... The shrimp one wasn't online. To save a few bucks (maybe) I will see if I can find some of those ingredients at the local importer.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Cos'damn it! All my pie-eating life has been revealed as a lie. I just discovered I have never eaten an actual pumpkin pie, because that canned pumpkin used for pumpkin pies is actually squash!
Well that explains a lot.
~starts reading Mess Perfect~
It is fun to see how differently (and how the same) she played compared to my first time through.
- Her reaction to Kaiden is priceless.
~continues reading Mess Perfect~
Edit: I am glad I am not the only one to end up with the Mako lodged sideways in some rocks... And NO I don't drive like that IRL that thing steers like a drunk rhino.
Could someone please explain how the whole "were they justified in detaining her" question has anything to do with why they pepper-sprayed her AFTER she was already detained, and a threat to precisely no one?
The cop pepper sprayed her because she wouldn't let them close the door. Which is a horrible over reaction, it wouldn't have been that hard to get a second cop over to pull her legs away from the door.
This is part of what I meant by peaceful protesting.
Peaceful protest is what destroyed those bad laws. That is the path forward when the government places unfair rules. When people start into violence it just reinforces the negative responses. The rioters ARE just as much to blame as the cops who are being abusive. They are each opposite sides of the same hateful coin. Each one doing horrible things because the other side did horrible things. An endless cycle of violence in which BOTH sides are dirty and soaked in blood. OR are you trying to say it's ok for blacks to attack innocent white bystanders?
Just do an internet search rioters are attacking innocent people. You are supporting this?
Edit: The side I am on is the one of peace. You fix problems with peaceful actions. You create problems with violent ones.
There are some people with strange ideas about what cops can do.
The short answer is cops CAN DO anything they want. And they fully expect you to behave whether you committed a crime or not. NOBODY is going to stop a cop from robbing you or killing you, they ARE the authority. Your only recourse is a law suit and the hope that you can convince a judge or jury that the story the police are feeding them is a lie. The fact that there is a thin blue line means they give each other the benefit of the doubt on all stories true or not. In MOST areas of the country this isn't an issue. People mostly get along and the police are respected. But in areas with a belligerent population (for whatever reason) the police can operate more as an occupying force. It's sad but they CAN DO it. How many of the downtrodden can afford to sue them in response? It isn't just a black issue either it's a poor issue. You are treated like dirt if you have no money.
Can it be fixed in those areas? No. Well yes but only if you catch it early enough. Once people start training their kids to resist and defy then NO AMOUNT of corrective measures can fix the problem. These areas will be lawless occupied zones till the population (cop and rioter alike) are forced to change though some massive outside thing.
Shutting down a police unit is easy (it already happens and it is a simple budget change). Restarting one a bit harder, but there ARE communities who ARE starting police units and they seem to get the job done fine. Just make sure some of the people restarting a new unit are the same community leaders pushing for better police they can make sure the new managers aren't as bad as the old ones.
Freehold DM wrote:
As for the cop finding a new job easily. That is because there aren't enough officers in some communities to fill all positions so they take anyone with a pulse. This is exactly the sort of problem that is fixed by higher pay. If you create competition for the jobs then the departments can pass over the guys who has already been fired and hire a better guy who is willing to serve the public trust.
I'm also amused that Aranna's two solutions here are "boost pay" and "bust unions". Those don't usually go together.
I stand behind pay boosts... better people try to get into the better jobs. But if eliminating the unions won't fix hiring and firing than you need a solution that works. Perhaps firing the entire police force (by shutting it down) then restarting a new one with new management who care about the people they are hiring and are willing to pay more for the best people.
No you fire someone who IS an abusive, racist, sociopath. You then pay the guy you replace him with. And it helps if you don't hire abusive, racist, sociopaths in the future.
True enough. I was speaking in the general sense. In this specific case they need to evaluate the officers actions. (It looks like he was frustrated and took the unwise path). If the action was wrong (and it pretty clearly is) then either fire the guy or pull him off the road till he can get his attitude straight depending on whether this was a one off event or a pattern. Firing him shouldn't be an issue in an affluent area. There will be plenty of people waiting for a good job.
I don't think it takes a law suit to make them discipline the officer... and if it does then the problem is in management.
The only thing you would get by increasing the salary of bad policemen is better paid bad policemen. The principles for how you should do such an important job are so central that if you are willing to ignore them because you aren't paid enough to care, more pay isn't going to make you follow them.
You don't pay the bad cops, you fire them. With a high enough salary there will be a hundred guys lining up to take the spot. And with that big budget you can get them the training and equipment they need while holding them to a higher standard.
The public wants: a very inexpensive police force with the patience and restraint of saints, who have the best training available and a level of professionalism toward crime solving only seen on TV shows.
You get what you pay for in life. That cop you hire is a human being. If you want an elite police force of larger than life people then you have to shell out the big bucks to pay for them. It takes a lot of money in training and equipment to get that TV style police force and it takes BIG salaries to attract the larger than life candidates who will have saint like patience, restraint, and professionalism.
Pay up. "But I don't want my taxes sky rocketing upward to pay for all this!" It's your choice. You want low taxes and undertrained security guards doing your police work (and getting abusive about it) or you pay high taxes and get a much better police force that makes the community proud. "But my community can't afford higher taxes." Then I guess you don't have a choice you got what you could afford. No point in complaining. You want something better go earn it or do it yourselves. Start a community police force of volunteers who live in the area and have a vested interest in better policing. "But who has that kind of time and commitment?" I have no idea, maybe the people complaining the most?
We send the police out there because we want to keep people safe. We want a better result than sending out soldiers to kill everyone who does something suspicious. To do their job, the policemen need to be human and have a sense of empathy. It isn't all an equation about the level of risk. And if risk needs to be taken, the policemen are who we pay to take those risks. Safety is NOT job one for a cop. If we do not pay them enough, then that needs to be addressed, but that is another discussion.
I disagree. If you were getting paid little to deal with criminals and people who were openly hostile toward you doing your job how long till you became bitter and lost this saint like empathy you feel officers should have? Not long I suspect. Why? Because officers are human too and humans get frustrated when forced to deal with negativity at a moments notice. So when your seeing abusive behavior (and YES the behavior is wrong) then you CAN'T fix it till you understand why it is happening. And unless your actively working toward a solution all this negative press just makes things worse. How? First by turning the public even more hostile toward the police making the cops out there even more likely to make poor decisions, and secondly by driving the good guys away from the crappy jobs making it even more likely the officer you are going to have to deal with is a bad one.
The media attention is just reducing the number of officers... While it does bring up the question "what can be done?" Really there are only a few things available;
The problem is police in bad areas have a s+@* job constantly dealing with criminals and angry people with little pay. So people with little better than a security guard's level of training get hired just so they have enough officers on the street. Because the people who have a lot better qualifications go get jobs in nicer areas. So you end up with a choice bad cops or no cops. Yeah it sucks. Yeah it's abusive at times. BUT it is MUCH better than no cops and then the guys running the street would be criminals, and the criminals won't be nearly as nice.
This is only made worse by all the negative media attention on cops. If a kid is looking to start a career he is going to see all that and go be a fireman or a medic instead. And the pool of good officers shrinks more creating more poorly trained people on the job leading to more abusive events leading to more media attention...
Boys... I said "usually" not "always". I realize there are exceptions to my statement.
One weird thing that seems to work when my Win 10 hangs. Hit control-alt-delete then cancel instead of going into task manager. When it drops me back into whatever I was doing it completely forgets that it was hung and finishes what it was supposed to be doing.
What AV / Firewall programs do you use, Drejk and Aranna?
My computer currently just runs the basic Windows stuff. I have used both McAfee and Norton but the only actual virus I ever got was while running McAfee... so color me NOT impressed. Norton was good but I didn't want to pay for the newer version when just being careful online works 100 times better than any anti virus. I have been hit with malware many times over the years both when running AV and not running it. Mostly malware targets the REAL weak link in your systems defenses, you. Too many times I have clicked the wrong thing and been infected with malware. But my malware/virus removal system works flawlessly on ALL infections... it just takes half a day to get everything back up and going.
No... If you wash a red top or other colored garment with your whites you will end up with pink whites (or whatever color they were washed with).