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2012-12-25 07:09:01 PM  

BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"


The post 2 down from yours explains it nicely. It's a far cry more than you've done the past 2 weeks outside of biatching and moaning you got a Kindle Fire instead of an iPad for christmas, asshole.
 
2012-12-25 07:20:06 PM  
"hero" tag my arse. doing the right thing, yes. far from hero. cops sticking cop tongues up other cops asses is business as usual way before you or i was born.

you report your kid missing, big farking deal. cops kid missing? heaven help you if you even walked past the kid in the mall last week. cops galore en mass rip it apart for weeks until kiddie is found alive or dead. and someone will do prison time for it whether or not they are guilty.

your wife/husband/child etc gets shot dead, local law will put in HOURS on the case. cop gets plugged guess what happens. you know the score, you weren't born yesterday.

mental deficients with low IQ's and deeply rooted psychological imbalances who are incredibly well armed and carry multiple styles of restraints & just love to use them aren't heroes, they are used tools. they consider themselves above you and I and fully defend their club members regardless of what crimes they commit. fark the whole lot of them.

HEROES: good dedicated hard working ambulance volunteers, nurses, doctors, school teachers, animal shelter/rescue volunteers, therapists, moms & dads that love their kids and put them first while trying to raise them well - this list goes on and on. these people are heroes. your law enforcement friends can suck it.
 
2012-12-25 07:33:16 PM  

Mugato: Wayne 985: Since we're all defining heroes, let me dork out and quote the great Batman, since it seems appropriate:

"A hero can be anyone. Even someone who does something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended."

You're towing a nuclear bomb, what are you The Riddler? Just tell him you're Bruce Wayne and move!


What kind of fun is that?
 
2012-12-25 08:29:46 PM  

Mazzic518: NannyStatePark: Mazzic518: here to help: Counter_Intelligent: Buzz Killington here. Christmas isn't even the holiest day of the Christian calendar, much less the whole year.

You must be Mazzic's alt. Here I am trying to raise discussions on Fark back to an intelligent level and all you want to do is slander me.

REPORTED!

LOL Like I would pay $10/month for TF

It's ten bucks now? I got sponsored a few years ago. All of the threads had some AW with a spackled on load of glittery makeup unironically posting pictures of the tragedy that had befallen her eyebrows, and it was hilarious to watch people tell her she looked hot. A good friend would have told her she was utterly ridiculous. All of the girls were pandering for Amazon wishlist gifts. One slut had gotten about seven leather covers for her kindle and she needed more colors! Everyone was totally commied out, but if you like getting drunk with people you circle jerk online, it looked loads of fun.

no $10 would be if it was me and an alt ... and yeah good lord if you disagree with one of the AW's you just get piled on by all the lonely virgins trying to white-knight.,,,


Lol don't I know it! This chick looked just like the "Keep sharpies away from Mexicans" and was posting all these pseudo artsy glamour shots...I imagined doing my makeup as preparation for my night of being validated by alcoholics and shuddered. People were kissing her ass, too! The women of TotalFark ruined it for me, they don't like being lectured about how the whole Internet knows their address and bizarre Ramona Quimby fixation and where they are drinking that night by a thirty year old married lady who has seen their share of crap like that ending badly.
 
2012-12-25 08:49:14 PM  

pissnmoan: Jurisdictional problems. Not really. Just swear them in at the new jurisdiction. Good to go.

Newtown police arrived at the scene very quickly when notified. They went in the building immediatly (unlike Columbine where police dithered around outside for quite awhile). I read somewhere that the shooter killed himself soon after learning Police were in the building. So, I have no problem calling Watertown police heroes. At the time, Newtown police went into a building I wouldn't have gone into because I would have been very busy pissing myself. That quick action probably saved a bunch of lives because the shooter was far from low on ammo when he died. Newtown police did a fine job at the scene during and after the crime. They also had to contend with a media circus of reporters trying to get their noses in peoples very private business. A police officer was assigned to each grieving family for this reason. I imagine all police personnel worked as many hours as they could stand. Personally, I find the inability to give positive recognition to the people of Watertown, all of them, to be a serious personality defect. They have handled this horrible episode with considerable grace. The professionals have been professional and I can find no fault with their performance.

It is laudable that neighboring town police departments would fill in on Christmas Day to give their peers a moments rest. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.


I don't know much about the story of what happened, but from what you wrote, I can see giving them a day off sure.

As far as awarding the hero tag, I don't see that one. Sure it sucks you did all that, but lets be honest, police get so many benefits and perks, it comes with the territory. My hats off to them, but it's still their job. If it's too much, they are free to quit at any time. Just make sure they hang up their gun, benefits packages, retirement, job security, social bj's from everyone fawning over them when they are out and about, and usage of authority whenever it suits them (ok so the last one only some are guilty of). It's still rough, and they deserve every benefit they get. But hero tag? I don't think so. A hero is the teacher who hid her kids and died. A cop comin in armed and with backup...awesome, amazing, worthy of laurels. But not quite a hero. Hero is a special word tossed around too much these days.

i129.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-25 08:55:08 PM  

here to help: cretinbob: Revoke the NRA's tax exempt status
It's easy to say spend more money when you don't have to pay any

You're going to attack religion on the holiest day of the year? Classy.


CHRISTMAS OSNT THE HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR!

I'm an atheist and I know that, ffs.

/you're probably trolling tho
 
2012-12-25 08:59:39 PM  

kriegfusion: As far as awarding the hero tag, I don't see that one. Sure it sucks you did all that, but lets be honest, police get so many benefits and perks, it comes with the territory. My hats off to them, but it's still their job. If it's too much, they are free to quit at any time. Just make sure they hang up their gun, benefits packages, retirement, job security, social bj's from everyone fawning over the ...


I don't know. They were willing to put their lives at risk and now they're trying to hold this community together. I think heroism is often a matter of degree, and can exist at different spectrums.
 
2012-12-25 09:04:59 PM  
Will the speeding tickets these police write (in the name of $afety) count toward their off duty cops quotas?
 
2012-12-25 09:19:00 PM  

Slackfumasta: CHRISTMAS OSNT THE HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR!

I'm an atheist and I know that, ffs.

/you're probably trolling tho


Good gawd, man. Take a look at some of my other posts in here.

lol
 
2012-12-25 10:18:59 PM  

here to help: You're going to attack religion on the holiest day of the year? Classy.


10/10
 
2012-12-25 10:23:02 PM  

here to help: Slackfumasta: CHRISTMAS OSNT THE HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR!

I'm an atheist and I know that, ffs.

/you're probably trolling tho

Good gawd, man. Take a look at some of my other posts in here.

lol


Dammit, I fell right into that one.
 
2012-12-25 10:48:33 PM  
Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.


Then again, maybe the Hero tag is for the other cops that gave up their Christmas day off to give the Newtown cops a break...?
 
2012-12-25 11:14:52 PM  
Now this, I like.
 
2012-12-26 12:18:51 AM  
Good for them.
 
2012-12-26 12:38:50 AM  
more fark smitty "unifom involved, therefore hero" BS.

"Then again, maybe the Hero tag is for the other cops that gave up their Christmas day off to give the Newtown cops a break...?"

A kind action. Hardly heroic. Also, are the officers of the other towns still getting paid? If yes, then it's barely even kind. Like the air force "heroes" dropping gifts into micronesia, "charity" with other people's money is not heroic or even charitable.
 
2012-12-26 01:22:55 AM  

NannyStatePark: Mazzic518: NannyStatePark: Mazzic518: here to help: Counter_Intelligent: Buzz Killington here. Christmas isn't even the holiest day of the Christian calendar, much less the whole year.

You must be Mazzic's alt. Here I am trying to raise discussions on Fark back to an intelligent level and all you want to do is slander me.

REPORTED!

LOL Like I would pay $10/month for TF

It's ten bucks now? I got sponsored a few years ago. All of the threads had some AW with a spackled on load of glittery makeup unironically posting pictures of the tragedy that had befallen her eyebrows, and it was hilarious to watch people tell her she looked hot. A good friend would have told her she was utterly ridiculous. All of the girls were pandering for Amazon wishlist gifts. One slut had gotten about seven leather covers for her kindle and she needed more colors! Everyone was totally commied out, but if you like getting drunk with people you circle jerk online, it looked loads of fun.

no $10 would be if it was me and an alt ... and yeah good lord if you disagree with one of the AW's you just get piled on by all the lonely virgins trying to white-knight.,,,

Lol don't I know it! This chick looked just like the "Keep sharpies away from Mexicans" and was posting all these pseudo artsy glamour shots...I imagined doing my makeup as preparation for my night of being validated by alcoholics and shuddered. People were kissing her ass, too! The women of TotalFark ruined it for me, they don't like being lectured about how the whole Internet knows their address and bizarre Ramona Quimby fixation and where they are drinking that night by a thirty year old married lady who has seen their share of crap like that ending badly.


Exactly all this and that is why I usually just troll :)
 
2012-12-26 01:57:03 AM  

TheOther: Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.

Then again, maybe the Hero tag is for the other cops that gave up their Christmas day off to give the Newtown cops a break...?


He's the magical libertarian/republican who can't bother to defend the second amendment anymore, loves big government, wants more taxes, loves socialized health care, hates capitolism, and used to hate cops but now loves them except if they arrest OWS. Shhhhhh! He really is a libertarian/republican, ya gotta believe him.

/He's hilarious
 
2012-12-26 03:21:04 AM  
panem et circenses

Seriously;

That is what society has come to. If you are not familiar with the saying; it means bread and circuses or, in this situation, bread and games.

The phrase was the result of roman emperors providing food and entertainment to the masses; so they wouldn't notice that they were getting royally screwed.

Now, however, instead of gladiators and crusty bread; we get fast food and 24 hour news. It keeps us entertained while the politicians, along with special interest groups spend trillions of dollars on utter crap.

/ both sides share the blame; no one is innocent. Yes, I know you know of some mitigating factor for you're side; the truth is, unless that fact is 100% likely to get us out of our present circumstances; I ask you, how is it a mitigating factor? I know, I know; the other side is worse. They have been saying that about those bastards for millennia
 
2012-12-26 03:57:34 AM  

iheartscotch: panem et circenses

Seriously;

That is what society has come to. If you are not familiar with the saying; it means bread and circuses or, in this situation, bread and games.

The phrase was the result of roman emperors providing food and entertainment to the masses; so they wouldn't notice that they were getting royally screwed.

Now, however, instead of gladiators and crusty bread; we get fast food and 24 hour news. It keeps us entertained while the politicians, along with special interest groups spend trillions of dollars on utter crap.

/ both sides share the blame; no one is innocent. Yes, I know you know of some mitigating factor for you're side; the truth is, unless that fact is 100% likely to get us out of our present circumstances; I ask you, how is it a mitigating factor? I know, I know; the other side is worse. They have been saying that about those bastards for millennia


Politics tab. Circle of derp.
 
2012-12-26 08:29:35 AM  
Wow. This thread has more douchebaggyness than a politics thread about giving healthcare to the poor and needing.

Stay classy, you assholes.
 
2012-12-26 03:09:47 PM  
muck4doo: TheOther: Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.

Then again, maybe the Hero tag is for the other cops that gave up their Christmas day off to give the Newtown cops a break...?

He's the magical libertarian/republican who can't bother to defend the second amendment anymore, loves big government, wants more taxes, loves socialized health care, hates capitolism, and used to hate cops but now loves them except if they arrest OWS. Shhhhhh! He really is a libertarian/republican, ya gotta believe him.

/He's hilarious


YEAH! ...wait...was that characterization directed at me?
 
2012-12-26 03:45:29 PM  

TheOther: muck4doo: TheOther: Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.

Then again, maybe the Hero tag is for the other cops that gave up their Christmas day off to give the Newtown cops a break...?

He's the magical libertarian/republican who can't bother to defend the second amendment anymore, loves big government, wants more taxes, loves socialized health care, hates capitolism, and used to hate cops but now loves them except if they arrest OWS. Shhhhhh! He really is a libertarian/republican, ya gotta believe him.

/He's hilarious

YEAH! ...wait...was that characterization directed at me?


Pretty sure he was talking about Weaver95.
 
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