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221  Other / Politics & Society / Re: [POLL] WILL TRUMP BE ELECTED TO A SECOND TERM? on: November 15, 2019, 12:52:17 AM
I think it will be an easy win for Trump.

There's been so much drama and bs going on since his election, I can only summarize the entirety of his term in one quote I recently saw.
  " .... The only thing that has gotten worse since Trump was elected.... is the behavior of the Democrats. Everything else has gotten better..... "
222  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Special thread concerning bitmains coupons refunds discounts. on: November 15, 2019, 12:43:10 AM
Pure speculation here, but.... I would imagine the exact amount of refund or credit will not be calculated until your order actually ships.  In the event of price fluctuation between now and ship date, I think they'd use the ship date as the cutoff point and determine actual sales price on that date.

So, I'm not expecting to do any hard set calculations until I see the item ship.
223  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: Pool hopping..... yea or nay? on: November 13, 2019, 09:53:19 PM
Thank you.   I agree.  Running a month here, and month there will be difficult to calculate after all the diff changes.  I'll leave well enough alone for now.
224  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: US Tariff Ruling N297495 = 2.6% mandatory tariff on bitcoin mining hardware on: November 07, 2019, 10:59:36 AM
Tariff news

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxbusiness.com/politics/china-us-agree-to-lift-existing-tariffs-in-phases.amp
225  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: The winter mining setup on: November 07, 2019, 09:29:13 AM
Ceiling insulation there is paper backed fiberglass roll. It's stapled along the sides. Two car garage that's about 6' wider and 8' deeper than typical two car garages. So it would be a task to remove/replace insulation.  Because I would want it back in place for the summer months. 
   Putting a miner in the back patio wouldn't be a feasible plan for me. I'd need it completely silent, as that space has become the primary activity area 24/7.  That's were my 65" and Xbox are. And my chair. You know us old guys have our chair. 
   The miners in the garage is the perfect spot for their noise. Can barely hear them in the room above, right next to elec service panel, and the garage is rarely used other than the wife parking her Benz in there. And the easiest place to duct exhaust heat out. 
   Slight slope to the property, so garage entrance is street level, back wall of garage ends up about 6-7' below grade. But the second story, at grade in the rear of the property, cantilevers out past the first floor/basement foundation wall about 2'. On the left back corner of the garage, that cantilever soffit sits about 12" above grade. So, with the miners on a shelf at the back left corner of the garage at the back wall, ducts only have to run about 2' to go over the top of the block foundation wall, and dump outside thru that soffit
226  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Bitmain Introduces the S17+ and T17+ on: November 07, 2019, 04:02:29 AM
I've never had a passport. The military handled my foreign visits.

But I did upload a pic of my PA drivers license which was accepted as ID.
227  Other / Politics & Society / Re: ISIS is nothing compared to U.S. cops. on: November 07, 2019, 03:48:15 AM
Over 35 million hits in Google on "police brutality" search.     Cool

And you're certain none of those hits are duplicates, factual, debunked, or false claims?

If, in 1976, you "googled" police brutality, and received no hits because the internet didn't exist, does that mean there was no police brutality back then?

Probably the number of hits to the same site depends on several things. One of them might be the number of times the search phrase is used in a particular website.

Police brutality has always existed. Look at what they did to Bonnie and Clyde! Cops were probably somewhat more honorable in the past, but considering what Eliot Ness and the Untouchables were up against, nobody can be sure.

Lately a lot of honor has gone away from everybody. Cops, who are out in the forefront, will probably express their lack of honor more readily than other people, simply because they carry guns, and are extremely bold anyway.

Cool

Yes, and that's why you can't cite google hits as any reliable measurement for this issue.  

What would be more accurate would be actual statistical data, such as that tracked by the FBI.

The recent rise in the awareness of police misconduct is actually the internet. Although statistics will show you unequivocally that police misconduct has greatly reduced over time and is consistently lowering every decade, the public perception is that its running amok and unchecked. The reason for the incorrect perception is due to every single bad incident going "viral" in minutes.  Prior to the internet, the abuses may have been 10x more prevalent, but the exposure to the public was nowhere near what it is today.  An incident in CA might make the local paper, but no one in NY would ever know about it.

I will not defend a bad cop making a bad decision.  There's plenty of idiots working in this field just like any other. The idiot female cop in TX that shot her neighbor, she's an idiot. But it actually wasn't police related. She was off duty, and thought her home was being burglarized. Still an idiot.  But I will defend the false accusations and outright lies of abuse. Who was that dumbass they tried to martyrize? Robbed a store, fought with cop, and got shot. You start fighting a cop, you'll get shot. If you resist arrest and escalate the situation yourself, use of force rules allow the cops to escalate as well.   99.9% of our interactions with the public can be handled with words alone. If you listen, and act like a human, we can all get thru this without getting hurt. If you fight, run, act a fool, then you changed the entire encounter.
228  Other / Politics & Society / Re: ISIS is nothing compared to U.S. cops. on: November 07, 2019, 02:47:20 AM
Over 35 million hits in Google on "police brutality" search.     Cool

And you're certain none of those hits are duplicates, factual, debunked, or false claims?

If, in 1976, you "googled" police brutality, and received no hits because the internet didn't exist, does that mean there was no police brutality back then?
229  Other / Politics & Society / Re: ISIS is nothing compared to U.S. cops. on: November 07, 2019, 02:44:19 AM
Nice, never saw this thread. I'm late to the party.  This should be fun.

The latest story looks interesting.... woman escalates simple situation, becomes violent, officers have to respond with force in accordance with law. Use of force continuum to be evaluated to determine if appropriate legal force was used or exceeded.



Once every few months, one of the 900,000 officers in the US makes a questionable judgement call, based on reacting to a suspect's actions. Statistically raising huge abuse concerns for this 0.0001% rate of questionable activity.

Well, that's the very reason why cops train with pop up targets, in which some are innocents and some are the bad guys. But not all cops get such training. A lot of police departments only require firearm training to be one box of 50 shells at a range PER YEAR.



And upwards of 95% of cops will never fire a shot at a human over their 25yr career.

But to go on, most of your information is incorrect.  Very few police train with pop-up targets. That's a rarity, and usually only seen in a few federal LE depts, and Special Forces military.  

The basic requirement is not one box of 50 "shells", it's a two part course consisting of 60 rounds fired under timed exercises between 3-25 yds, which incorporates reload and malfunction drills.   And that's just for pistol.  Required annually, most departments run it every 6 months.
   Then add in qualification courses for rifle and shotgun.  Patrol Rifle course is 40 rds, prone and kneeling at 75 & 50 yds, standing and kneeling at 50 & 25 yds, then standing 25yds and closer, with sone movement drills.
Shotgun is a total of 15 shells, 50yds and in, with 5 slug, 10 buck.

  Now, the above is just the basic minimum require to certify.  Most depts run additional drills as time/budget allow. In our case, we work 10hr shifts, and a range day is usually about 6-8 guys with two instructors.  We get thru the basic qualification courses within two hours, and spend the rest of the day running drills. We've done everything from cover to cover leapfrog drills, active school shooter drills, shooting from/at vehicle, moving targets, etc....


And for CV reference... I'm a USN Vet '90-'94, and current police officer in PA since 2002.  Current K/D ratio is 0/0
230  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: The winter mining setup on: November 07, 2019, 02:40:58 AM
My garage is partially insulated and partially sealed.  In that, the ceiling has older insulation, but heat/cold still move thru it, but at a rate greater than newer homes.  There is no wall insulation between the garage and the other part of the downstairs.
   As far as sealed, the two garage doors are insulated, but don't seal up tight. The exterior man door is poorly weatherstripped, and the door to the interior is just a basic hollow core door.  It's actually just about the perfect amount of "not fully sealed and insulated." 
    Running three miners ducted outside does not draw negative pressure in the garage like a properly sealed room would.

It's just gonna be a balancing act to warm up the garage and let it bleed thru to the rest of the house, vs making too much heat in the garage where the miners draw their intake air.

In a perfect world, I'd spend a few hundred more bucks and run the exhaust ducts into one collection box. Then duct that another 30' outside along the back of the house to the finished enclosed patio area, with a high cfm inline fan.   The enclosed patio is not tied into the house radiator system and uses elec baseboard heat/window ac
231  Other / Politics & Society / Re: ISIS is nothing compared to U.S. cops. on: November 07, 2019, 12:44:29 AM
Nice, never saw this thread. I'm late to the party.  This should be fun.

The latest story looks interesting.... woman escalates simple situation, becomes violent, officers have to respond with force in accordance with law. Use of force continuum to be evaluated to determine if appropriate legal force was used or exceeded.



Once every few months, one of the 900,000 officers in the US makes a questionable judgement call, based on reacting to a suspect's actions. Statistically raising huge abuse concerns for this 0.0001% rate of questionable activity.
232  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 06, 2019, 12:56:23 AM
I really dont even know what to say anymore.  Reading his response gave me a headache. He's talking in circles again, and  answering questions that were not asked, and referring to statements that were not made.

About the only successful defense MrDecker will ever present is that of insanity

My explanations show why I say what I do.

For example. And forget the precipe meeting for a moment to make things simpler.

The accused is in court under a complaint, probably as a defendant. The plaintiff reads the complaint. The judge asks for a plea from the defendant. The defendant requires writing tools (paper and pen), and 10 minutes, to give the court a proper answer. In the answer, he writes out his claim... that no man will come forward and claim he did anything wrong (plus a few other simple things, like stating that he requires a common law court of record).

The judge doesn't want to accept this, so he tries to get the accused to plead guilty or not guilty. The accused says that he already gave the judge his answer.

If the judge is obstinate, and tries to put in a plea for the accused, it's a good idea that the accused have friends in court, who have power of attorney to place paperwork into the case for the accused.

If the judge, and the clerk of the courts are obstinate, and won't even let the accused put paperwork into the court, they start their own case against the judge. And if this goes up to the head magistrate, who often is the governor of the State, or to Federal or U.S. District Court, the judge at the trial is removed from the case and suspended until an investigation takes place.


The point is, there is no simple answer. The forum could be filled with pages of possibilities. So, to suggest that BADecker is somewhat insane, is totally incorrect. You know yourself, if you have really been in court, and are really as knowledgeable about court as you have been claiming, that there are loads of court cases that show this... a small percent perhaps... but many.

Cool

Loads of court cases that show this?   Show me one.
233  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 06, 2019, 12:26:26 AM
I really dont even know what to say anymore.  Reading his response gave me a headache. He's talking in circles again, and  answering questions that were not asked, and referring to statements that were not made.

About the only successful defense MrDecker will ever present is that of insanity
234  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 05, 2019, 11:48:47 PM
I see you citing US code 241.  What are you gonna do with that? - At the moment, I don't have any intent to use that code. I don't know if I ever will in the future.   Are you filing a criminal complaint in federal court? - I am currently not filing a criminal complaint. Generally, I would be filling a claim if I were filing something in the way you are speaking. Why are you asking if I am filing a complaint? Such is dis-honorable, sticking your nose into the business of other people.  Using the same law book you think you can circumvent? - If I used a code, I would be stating the essence of the part of the code I was referring to, and then CF the code itself. Since I am not a licensed BAR member, using a code directly is something I can't do without the approval of a licensed BAR member. To receive such approval would place me under their jurisdiction, which is something I won't know that I want to do until I have the actual case, and my actual suit, in mind. This is why I only state the essence of the code, and CF the code, itself. Besides, if I open my case in Federal District Court, the magistrate/judge is only a referee. The jury is the real judge.
What AUSA is going to approve your complaint ? - I don't off hand know what an AUSA is or what it might be referring to. But it is irrelevant, since I am not doing a complaint, and would most likely do a claim, not a complaint, if I were doing something like this.

Furthermore, that' code isn't even being used in the right context. - I didn't use that code. If you are going to suggest that a code isn't being used correctly, you need to show who isn't using it correctly, and how they aren't using it correctly, or what you say is meaningless. Here's its intention and proper place for use https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3239&context=dlj

You can't just pick a code/section that you think applies to a circumstance and say "see, there it is...that's law." - That's common understanding I would think. After all, somebody who doesn't know what he is doing wouldn't be using just any code without counsel.  
There's so much more to it. Other conflicting sections, criminal definitions, case law, rules of criminal procedure.

I can show you a state and federal law making it an offense to burn a flag. But, it cannot be charged or enforced.  just because it's printed in black and white in a law book doesn't mean there aren't other factors at play.

This sounds great. And thank you for your advice. I expect that there are all kinds or people out there who could offer legal advice like you are doing. So, what's your point?

Besides, USC 241 in your reference, above, is exactly what I would CF it for.


Cool

You did nothing but talk yourself in a circle.   You referenced a code as your basis for suit/warning ... and dont know wtf to do with it now

You admit that you are not a BAR member. You reference a Federal statute, but have no idea what an AUSA is. And you have exactly ZERO courtroom/legal experience.   Yeah, everyone should believe you know the legal system.  Huh
235  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 05, 2019, 11:47:35 PM
i would love to see BD say
"i am Standing present, unrepresented"
and a judge interupts and says...
so your a christmas gift standing up, that isnt a regift from someone else.. ok sherrif, please take custody of this man, i recommend a 72hour psych evaluation hold

 I can tell you exactly what would happen if he says that....

The judge will then ask if he is waiving his right to counsel. If he confirms that he is, he will sign a document stating such.
236  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 05, 2019, 05:34:30 AM
I see you citing US code 241.  What are you gonna do with that?   Are you filing a criminal complaint in federal court?  Using the same law book you think you can circumvent?
What AUSA is going to approve your complaint ?

Furthermore, that' code isn't even being used in the right context. Here's its intention and proper place for use https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3239&context=dlj

You can't just pick a code/section that you think applies to a circumstance and say "see, there it is...that's law."   
There's so much more to it. Other conflicting sections, criminal definitions, case law, rules of criminal procedure.

I can show you a state and federal law making it an offense to burn a flag. But, it cannot be charged or enforced.  just because it's printed in black and white in a law book doesn't mean there aren't other factors at play.
237  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 04, 2019, 09:36:50 PM
Good thing I'm not in Nuremberg.

And when I give you a lawful order as a police officer, I'm doing it as an agent of the state. Your "as a man" theory doesn't work. It may work just fine theoretically in your internet cult of secret legal words, but in real world legal practice, it does not.
238  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: The winter mining setup on: November 04, 2019, 09:23:39 PM
I have 3 miners running in the garage.  They are ducted from the exhaust and dump directly outside.   
Now that outdoor temps are 50-60 during the day, 30-40F overnight, i unhooked the exhaust duct off one unit and turned it facing into the garage. Garage is now holding a steady 72.

The garage footprint is about half the house, with all 4 bedrooms above the garage area. Unfortunately, I don't have forced air HVAC, so I can't really spread the heat throughout the house.  But hoping the warmer garage will help overall house heating. With a "bleed-out" effect. 

The garage is not temp controlled like the rest of the house (split level) and in the deep winter can get down to another 45-50. 

I currently have a houseguest living temporarily in the other half of the basement.  If/when she moves out, I can open the interior garage door and basement door, and simply run a box fan to move the heat upstairs. 

Another month or so, and temps may allow un-ducting of a second miner.
239  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 04, 2019, 08:54:01 PM
im still laughing

while BD thinks he has found a free money tree of invoicing cops, and suing judges by provoking a car stop by having no licence...
.. the reality is while BD is trying to waste courts time with his money grab the courts found him guilty of no licence and ordered him to pay a fine, with further penalty if the fine is not paid.

ok. so guess what.. karl lentz is not a milionaire from all the invoices and suits
BD definetly aint rich for the same

and BD especially has no first hand experience and is just trying to repeat scripts he heard from people who heard scripts from people who were just running scenarios out without truthful/full detail explanation

i am loving this comedy from BD.. and he still dont realise its comedy

A tree of money? No. Just simple trade.

If you have a job somewhere, and the boss orders you to do anything, he pays you. It's the law.

If a cop attempts to be your boss, and you obey, he must pay you. Why? Because he is another man giving you orders, and because the 13th Amendment says no involuntary servitude.

Cops get away with all kinds of nasty doings these days, simply because people don't use the 13th Amendment and collect their pay from their cop-boss.

Cool

Qualified immunity.  Look it up
240  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Car and Driver licensing on: November 04, 2019, 12:15:51 AM
Go search for "Sovereign Citizens Getting Owned And Arrested" on Youtube.  Imagine it's BADecker in every video.

Cop:  license and registration please
Driver: I'm not driving, I'm traveling in accordance with some maritime law from 8 centuries ago.
Cop:  (chuckle) (Cool, one of these). In radio- got another one, bring the window punch

Cop:  license and registration please.
Driver: Hey man, is that an order?
Cop: Yes.
Driver: And since you gave an order as a man, here's your invoice for $500 (or State max that the cop would have charge) for stopping me from going from point A to point B. See you in court.
Cop: Oh sure. But sign here (the ticket).
Driver: By: Signature, agent, man.



IN COURT ANSWERING THE DA'S INDICTMENT:

Driver: I, man, am present. I require to face my accuser (first call).
Driver: I, man, am present. I require to face my accuser (second call).
Driver: I, man, am present. I require to face my accuser (third call).
(STATE-OF-XXXXX/CITY-OF-XXXXX doesn't come forward.)
Driver: I require State/City $max for wasting my time, etc.
Judge: Case dismissed.
(Driver sues the State/City for false complaint.)



DRIVER SUES COP IN HIS CAPACITY AS A MAN FOR STOPPING HIM FOR NOTHING:

Jon Doe (cop) is on the stand.
Driver: When you stopped me, had I done any damage or harm to anyone.
Cop: No.
Driver: Pay me the $max for false stop.
Judge: John Doe, guilty as charged. Pay the man.



Cool


Thats frickin adorable.....

Has this really ever worked for you?

In my 18 years of experience in court, as either an affiant, prosecutor or witness.... this has never, ever, happened one single time.  Several have tried, all have failed.
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