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Old 04-24-2012, 06:41 PM
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Talking Story from a Minnesota state trooper. Hilarious, but what's wrong with this story?

http://www.merlinsilk.com/2012/02/06...state-trooper/

This is a hilarious story. But as you read it, do you see anything wrong with it? I did. I was thinking it all the way through as the writer explains. As you read past the funny part, you'll see why.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:47 PM
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http://www.snopes.com/crime/justice/carrypermit.asp

Made up story.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:50 PM
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So what?! That's hardly the point, is it. It doesn't matter if it's a made up story. ROFLOL!

Aesop's fables are made up stories too, but they carry good lessons.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:54 PM
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So what?! That's hardly the point, is it. It doesn't matter if it's a made up story. ROFLOL!

Aesop's fables are made up stories too, but they carry good lessons.

Aesop's fables never claimed to be true. Making up a hypothetical story to prove a point is one thing, making up a story and calling it true is another.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:00 PM
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Well then honestly, no I see nothing wrong with it. The woman in the story was speeding, she deserved to be pulled over.

And yes, the cop should totally be allowed to ask about her weapons. I don't see why anyone would be up in arms over that. When I was pulled over, the cop saw my school district parking permit and asked what school I taught at and what subject I taught. Not offended. When I was in a car accident shortly after moving to Virginia, the officer saw my out of state license and asked when I moved here and what for. Not offended. Cops are allowed to ask questions. If the fake lady in the fake story is choosing to have 3 fake guns in her fake car and carry a fake permit for them, she should be willing to answer fake questions to a fake legal authority.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:05 PM
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I disagree. There is no law that requires her to answer those questions. He had no authority to ask those questions of her. He did have the authority to pull her over and ask for the license and registration of her vehicle and to give her a ticket if he so chose for speeding or whatever....as it pertained to driving.

I've been pulled over before for speeding and then asked where I was going, where I came from etc. I didn't say it, but felt like saying, "It's none of your business. If you are going to give me a ticket, go ahead and do so." If you want to answer a bunch of questions about your personal life, that's your choice, of course. But it is not required. And it is not required that the woman in the story answer questions about what kinds of guns she owns or whether they're in her possession.
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Aesop's fables never claimed to be true. Making up a hypothetical story to prove a point is one thing, making up a story and calling it true is another.
How does that change the outcome or the discussion that we're having?
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:08 PM
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Well just call me chattel, then. I don't have a problem with an officer asking me questions that makes him feel safer doing his job. That's how I would want to be treated. *shrug*
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Huh... I did'nt get it... Can someone explain?
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:14 PM
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Huh... I did'nt get it... Can someone explain?
Police are worse than Hitler.
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