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Old Jun 12th 2018, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by Richard8655 View Post
Apparently there was a version of the fern flag that from a distance looked like a notorious flag from the Middle East.


John Oliver said it looked like a vegetarian pirate ship.
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Old Jun 12th 2018, 1:41 pm
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John Oliver said it looked like a vegetarian pirate ship.
John Oliver is very good.
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Old Jul 17th 2018, 8:07 pm
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Whoa

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...e-in-las-vegas


Glad I'm not driving around there.
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Old Jul 17th 2018, 10:26 pm
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Whoa

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...e-in-las-vegas

Glad I'm not driving around there.
Wild west America. The sheriff is as crazy as the outlaw.
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Old Jul 17th 2018, 10:57 pm
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Wild west America. The sheriff is as crazy as the outlaw.
Well he did stop them, managing to kill one of them, and they did kill someone during the robbery. Good job!
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Old Jul 17th 2018, 11:28 pm
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Well he did stop them, managing to kill one of them, and they did kill someone during the robbery. Good job!
I doubt that’s standard police policy. Shooting from a squad car window is a public endangerment, and more out of Al Capone days. You could take down innocent civilians in the process. There are safer ways to capture fleeing suspects.
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I doubt that’s standard police policy. Shooting from a squad car window is a public endangerment, and more out of Al Capone days. You could take down innocent civilians in the process. There are safer ways to capture fleeing suspects.

According to the news conference the department gave, they permit officers to shoot from a vehicle if the suspects pose an imminent threat to the officers or the public and the only option is deadly force.
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I doubt that’s standard police policy. Shooting from a squad car window is a public endangerment, and more out of Al Capone days. You could take down innocent civilians in the process. There are safer ways to capture fleeing suspects.
In most places in North America police aren't supposed to shoot at a fleeing suspect unless they know for certain that he will endanger the public if he escapes, and these guys fit the bill. Policy may vary on shooting at vehicles, but the praise this officer got from his department could be an indication of what their rules of engagement are. It looks as much like modern warfare as prohibition gang war. About (edit) 18 rounds to stop the vehicle and another 14 or so pumped into them to make sure. The cop will probably get a medal and the surviving criminal will probably get life for murder.
That's an example of a handgun being used to it's full potential.

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In most places in North America police aren't supposed to shoot at a fleeing suspect unless they know for certain that he will endanger the public if he escapes, and these guys fit the bill. Policy may vary on shooting at vehicles, but the praise this officer got from his department could be an indication of what their rules of engagement are. It looks as much like modern warfare as prohibition gang war. About (edit) 18 rounds to stop the vehicle and another 14 or so pumped into them to make sure. The cop will probably get a medal and the surviving criminal will probably get life for murder.
That's an example of a handgun being used to it's full potential.

The department seems happy with how the officers responded.

Quoted from the police news conference.

"“Regarding shooting at or from a moving vehicle, our policy reads in part, it is policy of this department that officers will not discharge a firearm at or from a moving vehicle unless it is absolutely necessary to preserve human life," Kelly said."

The suspect will be lucky if he gets life, he could potentially face the death penalty.`

He faces:

Open murder with a deadly weapon.
Attempted murder with a weapon on a protected person
discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle
carrying a concealed weapon
prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

The open murder charge depending on which degree it goes could lead to death penalty.
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Old Jul 23rd 2018, 11:32 pm
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[QUOTE=moneypenny20;12513964]Because generally speaking no one is that fussed and probably think that as long as Queen Elizabeth II (or King Charles/William/George etc) is our Head of State we'll keep the flag as is. If we ever become a Republic, it'll get changed.[/QUOTE]

I can see it now. Kangaroo rampant on a background of azure blue with the words" Non facies coire curarum" in gold script below. Translation "no worries mate"
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Because generally speaking no one is that fussed and probably think that as long as Queen Elizabeth II (or King Charles/William/George etc) is our Head of State we'll keep the flag as is. If we ever become a Republic, it'll get changed.[/QUOTE]

I can see it now. Kangaroo rampant on a background of azure blue with the words" Non facies coire curarum" in gold script below. Translation "no worries mate"
What kind of a latin word is 'coire' meant to be?
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What kind of a latin word is 'coire' meant to be?
ooooh get you!

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If you've got it, flaunt it.
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Changing the Canadian flag wasn't easy. I was only 9 but I remember the process, and the losing entries. The Red Ensign we were using before was only on loan from the Royal Navy iirc so there was a reason to adopt a new one.
I was living in Canada at the time the flag was changed. Lester Pearson was PM. Many Canadians referred to the new flag contemptuously as "Pearson's pennant"
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post

What kind of a latin word is 'coire' meant to be?
It came up in the Latin translation of "no worries mate"

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