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Medford, OR Gets Their Police State Truck

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Mountainman, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Remember the military armored trucks that DHS thinks the local police departments need, well Medford Oregon with a population of 75K seems to be one of the terrorist hot spot, LOL. I work events in Medford, know what the police are like there and know that this will be used for overkill assaults on any situation that is risky. Needless to say, I'm PISSED!!!

    Anyone else seeing these police state jackboot trucks showing up?

    Armor-plated SWAT truck beefs up protection for officers | MailTribune.com
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    The thing is for, when those punks from Eugene, drive down a have a confab.....
    The locals need it, so that the punks have something to throw their Molotov's at....
    Just ask the Seattle Police....
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  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Bwhahahahahaaha, Idiots, don't the know the terrorist now have 20mm?
    that can only stop a .50.
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Thanks Visu, just added to my Xmas list.
  5. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Even much smaller towns are trying to get in on the police militarisation craze. I'm not sure why a rural Ag based town of less than 5K needs a swat team and mobil C.P. but we haz one. I don't think they realise that if they try to use it against us they will be outnumbered by about 300 to 1 by well equipped and well glassed citizens.
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  6. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    If they use the thing over 10 times I will be shocked. At $26K+ per use (not counting fuel, maintenance or other incidental expenses) I would call that a typical use of tax dollars...

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  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Have you ever heard of Agenda 21? That's why you gotz one!
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  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I am not sure of the local, but some place with an annual pumpkin festival acquired one through a homeland security grant (out of taxpayer dollars, being wasted on total BS) of $240,000 for crowd control.
  9. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Two towns nearby have them. Dropped in at my bud's shops and gave them a good look--made mental notes.
    Have posted this before but saw a WWII German Tiger at the tank museum in Maryland that had been stopped by a 30 cal round that ricocheted into a front drive bearing behind the armor. Everything mechanical turns on bearings and gears are not always protected. Another thought-- staying in a hot metal box is not always possible--they have to be fueled and resupplied. Then there are shift changes to consider. I think of armor like a chain--only as strong as it's weakest link.
  10. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Had an uncle who was a tanker in WWII and he would tell us about that kind of duty. 2-4 hours great but after 6 hours without a break it got close to pure hell. Point is they gotta come out sometime. As -06 said anything mechanical can be stopped.
  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    One good thing about combat Vets, we know how to adapt and improvise. Training is good; combat tempers the steel.

    When being shot at it is hard to get a tank to unbutton. When pulling road security, a woman has the potential to be quite effective. If they aren't interested, she will walk away and if they are interested perhaps neither her or her friends will. This worked for the French Resistance.

    War is where one realizes and accepts they can die also; too many web "what if" scenarios avoid that simple basic fact of life.
  12. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    You guys are looking at this all wrong. i appreciate them putting heavy armored vehicles with in my reach. One just must be decisive when the time comes to borrow it and do so before they realize they need it. The perfect BOV.
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Plug the exhaust. back pressure. hmmm, if left unattended, I wonder what battery acid would do to those bearings, i doubt you could get to the fuel tank....:D
  14. EdD270

    EdD270 Wanderer

    I wonder if the city really paid for it, or if we did. Was it paid for by a grant from the US Gov't? Then WE paid for it. I'm not sure I would have approved the purchase, had anyone asked me.
  15. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    it's all our money. Grants from the feds of our money, plus the tax money we paid to have police and fire.
    Government makes no money of it's own. They don't hold silent auctions, they don't have bake sales. They tax the citizens to fill their coffers.

    We are the golden goose.
  16. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Torch it and the rats will bail as soon as the halon bottle pops. :D
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  17. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Halon? NFW! that depletes the Ozone!
  18. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Same stuff as the military uses and same reaction when it pops. ;)
  19. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    what if one were to weld the doors shut before lighting the fire? I don't want rats running around. They scare me.
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