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(USA Today)   Flashlights are the new weapon in the war on prostitution. No, I said FLASHlights   (content.usatoday.com) divider line 34
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2012-02-23 11:07:47 AM
Handing out Fleshlights would probably be more effective.
 
2012-02-23 11:09:43 AM
Fleshlight: pussy in a can.

/women need no longer apply
 
2012-02-23 11:11:25 AM
Ok. What do they melt from light? Does ANAHEIM (a huge tourist area due to the Angels, The Ducks and Disneyland) think that they are going to rid themselves of this? Do the people in that neighborhood really think that flashlights are going to be the answer?

Orange County people are tightwad jerkies! Not that I agree with prostitution but this problem, according to the article, has been going on for a while. Why only now are you starting to do something about it? Idiot people only do something when this starts to encroach on a white persons neighborhood.

/White
//Lived in OC for a while
///IE 4 Life
/slashies
 
2012-02-23 11:16:11 AM
They can have my warm Fleshlight when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.
 
2012-02-23 11:21:08 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Attsa notta flash, attsa flitz!
 
2012-02-23 11:21:30 AM

El Pelon: Ok. What do they melt from light? Does ANAHEIM (a huge tourist area due to the Angels, The Ducks and Disneyland) think that they are going to rid themselves of this? Do the people in that neighborhood really think that flashlights are going to be the answer?

Orange County people are tightwad jerkies! Not that I agree with prostitution but this problem, according to the article, has been going on for a while. Why only now are you starting to do something about it? Idiot people only do something when this starts to encroach on a white persons neighborhood.

/White
//Lived in OC for a while
///IE 4 Life
/slashies


Babyboomers cant get hard anymore and viagra has lost it's magic
 
2012-02-23 11:23:18 AM
FTFA:"If you see a potential (prostitute), let one of the officers know," says Susie Schmidt

I FOUND ONE!
 
2012-02-23 11:24:46 AM
Wait, getting out of my car and walking around?
Screw that. Western civilization can fall. I didn't scrimp and save and divorce that shrew of a woman so I could have my Mustang NOT extend my penis!
 
2012-02-23 11:25:57 AM
There's one in the spotlight, she don't look right to me....get her up against the wall!
 
2012-02-23 11:29:26 AM
Everybody's got a little light.

/under the sun, under the sun, under the sun
 
2012-02-23 11:44:28 AM
Fleshlights scare the shiat outta me.

Headlights, meanwhile, are kinky.

/yes, it's a double entendre
 
2012-02-23 11:49:22 AM
Unless it's something like one of these, it's not a weapon.
 
2012-02-23 11:49:23 AM
Or they can just legalize prostitution then they will no longer need to be "streetwalkers".

But, nah, lets just drive as many things underground as we can because that always helps reduce the criminal element on our streets.
 
2012-02-23 11:53:03 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Attsa notta flash, attsa flutes.
 
2012-02-23 11:53:29 AM
All I'm saying is, with "Steak and a Beej Day" coming up, these anti-hooker ladies better get their engines running, or else streetwalkers ain't going anywhere and business'll be a-boomin'.
 
2012-02-23 11:55:45 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Attsa notta flash, attsa fish!
 
2012-02-23 11:57:12 AM
I accidentally the whole headline?
 
Skr
2012-02-23 12:02:45 PM
Another senseless war.

In other news, Fleshlights have a new contender in the ring
Bad Dragon Toys (NSFW)
 
2012-02-23 12:05:31 PM
wambu

Fleshlight: pussy in a can.

/women need no longer apply


Cantaloupe is self lubricating.
 
2012-02-23 12:07:39 PM
I understand that the residents of this neighborhood are concerned. Yes, where there is room for illegal sex trade, there is also room for drug trade. And the violence that comes with both illegal activities.

I am disturbed that THIS neighborhood's "woes" got the story, and yes, I believe* it's because it's (majority-white, and white-money) Anaheim in OC, which is astoundingly reactionary. They have money, and are therefore more "important" to the civic authorities. They get outraged when something like this happens, because it shows them that their lives/environment may not actually be in their control.

If this had happened in many other neighborhoods, there would have been (I think) less or no police and press coverage. Until the inevitable happened, and some citizen who didn't have a police escort got stomped/slashed/bitten by a zombie-like tweaker, or what-have-you. Then the press might notice.

Sad. More important than this crusade is the information that the general crime rate has gone up so much that, in Anaheim, the citizens notice in this way. Of course, they go after prostitutes (see "reactionary" above), but things are getting bad for SoCal and LA.

*"believe" means I might be totally off base with some of this, except for the "reactionary" and "money" parts.
 
2012-02-23 12:12:09 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: wambu

Fleshlight: pussy in a can.

/women need no longer apply

Cantaloupe is self lubricating.


But it's cold!
 
2012-02-23 12:14:05 PM

pedrop357: Unless it's something like one of these, it's not a weapon.


I like Surefire flashlights, but I can't help but laugh when I read some of the customer testimonials on their website.

It's like the Penthouse forum for flashaholic Internet Tough Guys, with no happy endings.

http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/co_disp/displ/sesent/00/keyrf5/9 9/ strfnbr/6 (new window)

Example:

One night, as I was taking a hike in the woods, I noticed a large group of teenagers who started walking right behind me. They seemed very suspicious, like they were up to no good. At the time, I was lighting my way with my E2D LED Defender®, set on the low 5-lumen mode.

Suddenly, one of the teens ran in front of me and demanded that I give him my money or he would punch me. At that point, I turned off my E2DL and then quickly turned it back on, locking it into its 120-lumen "high" mode, and pointed it right in his eyes. He closed his eyes, and then, with an overhand motion, I punched him in the shoulder with the light's Strike Bezel®. As he fell to the ground, screaming in pain, I lighted up his group of friends. They all said that they were extremely sorry and not to hurt them.

I continued my walk down the trail, calling the police. Then I watched the cops escort the teenagers out of the woods and into the parking lot. The teen I hit with the bezel required medical attention for a fractured shoulder blade. Several of the teens were found to have switch blades on them, and I was congratulated by the cops for my brave act and refusing to fall victim to those punks.

Thanks, SureFire, for helping me to bring down a bad guy.


Vegeta! What does the scouter say about his flashlight's lumen output?

It's over ONE HUNDRED TWENTYYYYYYY!!! *crush*

What! Over 120! There's no WAY that can be right!
 
2012-02-23 12:21:46 PM

Parthenogenetic: I like Surefire flashlights, but I can't help but laugh when I read some of the customer testimonials on their website.

It's like the Penthouse forum for flashaholic Internet Tough Guys, with no happy endings.



I used to read them out of boredom and came to the same conclusion. I really want to start them all off by saying the, in Jeff Foxworthy's voice, "So, there I was..."
 
2012-02-23 12:52:20 PM
I assumed based on the headline that they were handing out flashlights to potential customers. You put a hooker in some better lighting and I think they will see a decline in business.

It's like buying a car at night or in the rain. There is alot of undesirable things that are not seen. A bit of improved lighting might cause customers to rethink their decisions.

Clubs are the same way. You meet a girl in a dark club after a few drinks. Dont go home with her or take her home. Meet her again sober in daylight. On the other hand some of you may not want her to see YOU in daylight so there is that. Your pasty skintone from all the time spent in your moms basement playing WOW might be a big turnoff for her.
 
2012-02-23 12:57:54 PM
So the hookers mover to next block over. Way to "solve" a problem folks.
 
2012-02-23 01:35:42 PM
Early submission for headline of the year?
 
2012-02-23 01:39:25 PM

Skr: Another senseless war.

In other news, Fleshlights have a new contender in the ring
Bad Dragon Toys (NSFW)


Wow, even a strict GIS yields some scary looking toys.
 
2012-02-23 01:54:45 PM
encrypted-tbn1.google.com
 
2012-02-23 01:56:52 PM
A crowd of about 50 people armed with flashlights assembled near Beach Boulevard in Anaheim


SAWEET!! thanks for the heads up on where they are... heading on out to the ATM now

;>)
 
2012-02-23 02:20:59 PM

Parthenogenetic: pedrop357: Unless it's something like one of these, it's not a weapon.

I like Surefire flashlights, but I can't help but laugh when I read some of the customer testimonials on their website.

It's like the Penthouse forum for flashaholic Internet Tough Guys, with no happy endings.

http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/co_disp/displ/sesent/00/keyrf5/9 9/ strfnbr/6 (new window)

Example:

One night, as I was taking a hike in the woods, I noticed a large group of teenagers who started walking right behind me. They seemed very suspicious, like they were up to no good. At the time, I was lighting my way with my E2D LED Defender®, set on the low 5-lumen mode.

Suddenly, one of the teens ran in front of me and demanded that I give him my money or he would punch me. At that point, I turned off my E2DL and then quickly turned it back on, locking it into its 120-lumen "high" mode, and pointed it right in his eyes. He closed his eyes, and then, with an overhand motion, I punched him in the shoulder with the light's Strike Bezel®. As he fell to the ground, screaming in pain, I lighted up his group of friends. They all said that they were extremely sorry and not to hurt them.

I continued my walk down the trail, calling the police. Then I watched the cops escort the teenagers out of the woods and into the parking lot. The teen I hit with the bezel required medical attention for a fractured shoulder blade. Several of the teens were found to have switch blades on them, and I was congratulated by the cops for my brave act and refusing to fall victim to those punks.

Thanks, SureFire, for helping me to bring down a bad guy.

Vegeta! What does the scouter say about his flashlight's lumen output?

It's over ONE HUNDRED TWENTYYYYYYY!!! *crush*

What! Over 120! There's no WAY that can be right!


I find if funny that there are flashlight mad now that are DESIGNED as weapons. And as to the guy's ITG testimonial: They were carrying switchblades? Really? What? Were they a touring company of WestSide Story trying to mug people for gas money?

and BTW you break a kids shoulderblade with a flashlight and cops don't "congratulate" you so much as arrest you on suspicion of "assault with a deadly weapon"


Or as an older lawyer once taught me about cross-examining bar bouncers when you client sues them for hitting them with a Maglite:
*unscrew the top and bottom hand the witness the empty cylinder*
Q: what would you call this?
A: a pipe
Q; and its made out of aircraft aluminum isn't it?
A: yes
Q: and aircraft aluminum is very strong isn't it? guaranteed not to break?
A: yes
Q:*hand him one of the D batteries* And the pipe holds six of these doesn't it?
A: Yes
Q: and batteries are made primarily of lead aren't they?
A: yes
Q: So when you say you hit my client with a your flashlight, what you really mean is you clubbed him with a foot long aluminum pipe stuffed with lead correct?
 
2012-02-23 03:00:49 PM

Magorn: I find if funny that there are flashlight mad now that are DESIGNED as weapons. And as to the guy's ITG testimonial: They were carrying switchblades? Really? What? Were they a touring company of WestSide Story trying to mug people for gas money?

and BTW you break a kids shoulderblade with a flashlight and cops don't "congratulate" you so much as arrest you on suspicion of "assault with a deadly weapon"


The flashlight mentioned in that ITG post is the Surefire E2D Defender. It has very prominent crennelations on the bezel. This is an intentional self-defense feature.

www.surefire.com

It is 4.9 inches long, and is far too short to be wielded as a club, striking someone with the side of the bezel or the shaft. It would be used as a stabbing or slashing weapon.

Striking someone with this particular flashlight with enough force to break a shoulder blade would cause deep lacerations. So I'm calling bullshiat on this particular story.

Also... does anyone carry a 6D Maglite around these day? It seems a smaller, more powerful light and a dedicated nightstick/club would be a better option.
 
2012-02-23 03:15:58 PM

Magorn: Q: and batteries are made primarily of lead aren't they?
A: yes



No. Not in any size that goes in a maglite. Alkaline, usually. NiMH occasionally, or NiCd a decade ago. Rarely zinc-carbon or LiFeS2. But no lead, unless there's a car-battery-sized maglite I'm not aware of. I suppose if there was, bar bouncers would use it to smack people, though.
 
2012-02-23 05:18:15 PM
This is a flashlight Link (new window)
 
2012-02-24 12:17:45 AM
+1, subby. I lorfed.
 
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