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2013-03-07 12:46:03 PM  

NeoCortex42: loveblondieo: "We've had a Ford pickup truck stolen. We've had a van stolen. We've had a walking floor trailer stolen, and we've had people who've tried to steal radiators out of the trucks,

How the fark do you get these stolen from you?

For the $75,000 he lost, he could have probably afforded a decent fence and security system.


I drive by this place every day. Lots of big equipment, no fence and only a flimsy gate.

/the sign makes me laugh every day.
 
2013-03-07 12:46:28 PM  
I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.
 
2013-03-07 12:47:26 PM  

kingoomieiii: Okay, you know you need to get through training and orientation to enact justice as a Judge, right?

[global.fncstatic.com image 660x371]


Perhaps the owner is psychic. I understand the requirements to be somewhat relaxed for such individuals.
 
2013-03-07 12:49:33 PM  

Okieboy: Someone should totally steal that sign!


It is one of the road side signs. Just hook up to a truck.
 
2013-03-07 12:49:34 PM  

NeoCortex42: For the $75,000 he lost, he could have probably afforded a decent fence and security system.



liltingbanshee: For 75K he could probably hire a security guard or two.


Son of a biatch shouldn't temp criminals by not doing so.
 
2013-03-07 12:51:50 PM  

liltingbanshee: For 75K he could probably hire a security guard or two.


That's 12/day and 24/day on weekends.  At $10/hr that's about $1,000/week for one unarmed guard - guards with two arms cost more.

Shoot the thieves and put a sign where each one died that says last thief died here, want to be next?
 
2013-03-07 12:52:27 PM  

Okieboy: Someone should totally steal that sign!


Ha! The guy didn't say thieves would be killed. He just said they'd be shot. There is a difference, you know...
 
2013-03-07 12:53:24 PM  
They're not called "Junkyard Dogs" because they're tame. And, there are plenty that you can adopt and save from being put down.

Just an idea that's been around for decades.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:04 PM  

BAMFinator: NeoCortex42: loveblondieo: "We've had a Ford pickup truck stolen. We've had a van stolen. We've had a walking floor trailer stolen, and we've had people who've tried to steal radiators out of the trucks,

How the fark do you get these stolen from you?

For the $75,000 he lost, he could have probably afforded a decent fence and security system.

I drive by this place every day. Lots of big equipment, no fence and only a flimsy gate.

/the sign makes me laugh every day.


What is the gate attached to?  Is it just free standing and no one bothers to open it and just goes around?  You might as well put tape on the floor and ask everyone to treat the tapeline like your office walls.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:18 PM  

enik: Good for him. Some people need to be reminded that actions have consequences.


Yar, this.

If he could guarantee that the only people he'd be shooting would be thieves, I'd be 100% okay with this.  As it stands... enh, I'm still about 85% okay with this.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:45 PM  

deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.


So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?
 
2013-03-07 12:58:51 PM  
When you put up a statement like that and end up shooting someone, isn't that considered pre-meditated murder?
 
2013-03-07 01:00:21 PM  

deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.


You sound fat.
 
2013-03-07 01:03:52 PM  

Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?


That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.
 
2013-03-07 01:04:37 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Death is totes the right punishment for stealing a car.


No, it's not.  Chopping off a hand is the right punishment for stealing a car.  Or maybe the perp's right foot.
 
2013-03-07 01:07:16 PM  

Glancing Blow: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

You sound fat.


That's impossible because there is a sign posted in my neighborhood that states "fattys shot on sight"
 
2013-03-07 01:08:46 PM  

deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?

That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.


So, if someone came to steal your house or "records," is killing them considered "murder" in any country on Earth?

Nope.
 
2013-03-07 01:09:40 PM  

Endive Wombat: Katolu: Insurance will compensate you for your loss. Will you compensate the family of the person you kill?

But my car/stolen item holds sentimental value to me that cannot be equated in monetary terms.  Why should I have to?  It is not my problem that their family member chose to do something illegal and got killed in the process...

Why should I have to compensate a thief's family?  What, the family relied on stolen goods as a from of income, and now that I've taken out the main breadwinner, the family is now at a loss and has to find real jobs?


You were playing devil's advocate, I was taking the opposing devil's view. Does thievery call for death?
 
2013-03-07 01:10:09 PM  

deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?

That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.


What if your life, or a loved ones depended on the very item(s) they are taking?  Medicine, some kind of medical equipment?
 
2013-03-07 01:12:25 PM  
Man, this thread is internet tough.
 
2013-03-07 01:13:58 PM  

Katolu: Does thievery call for death?


In 99.9999% of thefts, no.  Unless someone's life is dependent on the very item they are taking from you and using violence against you... basically if it is going to come down to "one dies, one lives" no matter what situation...
 
2013-03-07 01:14:30 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Death is totes the right punishment for stealing a car.


Try and steal my car, and we'll find out, won't we?

I don't care what it is you think you are going to take from me, I am simply not going to allow it if I have a choice.  I have several choices, which caliber do you prefer?  Personally I like the .50 Flint lock.  It's stylish and saves time with balistics.

You're a thieving piece of trash, we have a lot of those, I can't imagine why their life should be precious?
 
2013-03-07 01:16:34 PM  

Endive Wombat: deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?

That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.

What if your life, or a loved ones depended on the very item(s) they are taking?  Medicine, some kind of medical equipment?


That is very different. The story talks about farking cars and auto parts dipshiat. Now your talking about medical equipment that someones life depends on. It seems we have a apples to oranges thing going here.
 
2013-03-07 01:16:36 PM  

labman: It might make them think twice.


OH, no doubt - criminals are famous for their ability to reflect upon the possible consequences of their actions.
And it it might make them "think twice" - to bring a gun of their own with them, and some armed buddies.
 
2013-03-07 01:17:59 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?

That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.

So, if someone came to steal your house or "records," is killing them considered "murder" in any country on Earth?

Nope.


I don't care how you want to describe the act of killing someone for thievery. I don't believe that property is equal to a human life.
 
2013-03-07 01:18:33 PM  

jso2897: labman: It might make them think twice.

OH, no doubt - criminals are famous for their ability to reflect upon the possible consequences of their actions.
And it it might make them "think twice" - to bring a gun of their own with them, and some armed buddies.


And then they'll think about what hard work that is.

And then they'll go get jobs.

And then they'll be productive members of society?
 
2013-03-07 01:19:04 PM  

DubtodaIll: loveblondieo: "We've had a Ford pickup truck stolen. We've had a van stolen. We've had a walking floor trailer stolen, and we've had people who've tried to steal radiators out of the trucks,

How the fark do you get these stolen from you?

It's fairly easy to steal these things with a truck and a trailer.  I would recommend getting a substantial locking gate instead of shooting people.  Also I would imagine that they're stealing these things at night when there's no one around with a gun anyway.  The cheapest option would be to get a large ill-tempered dog.



 Go up to the fence at night,get the dogs attention,when it runs up to the fence and starts barking and foaming you stick the barrell of a 22. rifle through the fence.Then the dog bites the barrell.
 I was told(and it sounds pretty clever)that a couple of flightless geese living in the lot at night is a better deterent as they wont engage a thief but will run around making all kinds of loud ,obnoxious noise.
 
2013-03-07 01:21:40 PM  

Endive Wombat: hillbillypharmacist: Death is totes the right punishment for stealing a car.

So, devils advocate time...

Who says that the theft of my car is any less important than the theft of anything else or anyone else's possessions?  I've worked honestly and hard to be able to buy my car, I need my car to get to and from work, run errands, and to experience life.  The very act of stealing my car is prohibiting me from doing what I need to do in my life, and prohibiting me from enjoying my life the way I want to...you are negatively affecting my livelihood and my ability to get around in a meaningful way.

What is valuable to me, may not be as valuable to you and vice versa, that being said,who are you to tell me that my possessions are not worth defending if someone is trying to take them from me?
If you are willing to steal a car, you have to accept the possibility that the car you are stealing means a lot to the person it is getting stolen from.


If you wake up tomorrow and someone is trying to steal your car and you shoot them, you're still gonna miss work that day.
 
2013-03-07 01:21:56 PM  

deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.


And I, a guy with no guns and ambivalent feelings about them, love all the internet pussies that swarm these threads with "life>property" as if that is the ONLY ethical question in play and stealing things is some minor annoyance that can't be helped and thieves themselves are unfortunate misguided little scamps.
 
2013-03-07 01:22:59 PM  
So what's the owner's Fark handle?
 
2013-03-07 01:23:16 PM  

Endive Wombat: hillbillypharmacist: Death is totes the right punishment for stealing a car.

So, devils advocate time...

Who says that the theft of my car is any less important than the theft of anything else or anyone else's possessions?  I've worked honestly and hard to be able to buy my car, I need my car to get to and from work, run errands, and to experience life.  The very act of stealing my car is prohibiting me from doing what I need to do in my life, and prohibiting me from enjoying my life the way I want to...you are negatively affecting my livelihood and my ability to get around in a meaningful way.

What is valuable to me, may not be as valuable to you and vice versa, that being said,who are you to tell me that my possessions are not worth defending if someone is trying to take them from me?
If you are willing to steal a car, you have to accept the possibility that the car you are stealing means a lot to the person it is getting stolen from.


I agree and when tools and equipment are stolen, I.e. a persons livelihood, I think the value of lost work should be factored into the value of the loss if and when the thieves are caught and be a consideration in the sentencing. I also think that if a person is caught n possession of a stolen gun that should be all three strikes.
 
2013-03-07 01:23:21 PM  

deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?

That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.

What if your life, or a loved ones depended on the very item(s) they are taking?  Medicine, some kind of medical equipment?

That is very different. The story talks about farking cars and auto parts dipshiat. Now your talking about medical equipment that someones life depends on. It seems we have a apples to oranges thing going here.


And I am talking about general possessions.  See my Boobies for reference.  And I was asking YOU where the tipping point was in choosing to take another's life when theft is involved.
 
2013-03-07 01:24:24 PM  

lack of warmth: BAMFinator: NeoCortex42: loveblondieo: "We've had a Ford pickup truck stolen. We've had a van stolen. We've had a walking floor trailer stolen, and we've had people who've tried to steal radiators out of the trucks,

How the fark do you get these stolen from you?

For the $75,000 he lost, he could have probably afforded a decent fence and security system.

I drive by this place every day. Lots of big equipment, no fence and only a flimsy gate.

/the sign makes me laugh every day.

What is the gate attached to?  Is it just free standing and no one bothers to open it and just goes around?  You might as well put tape on the floor and ask everyone to treat the tapeline like your office walls.



thegazette.com

sees what you did there.

/hot
 
2013-03-07 01:25:12 PM  

deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life.


Well, there's 6+ billion people in the world, but only 100 million copies of this comic book some guy tried to steal!
 
2013-03-07 01:25:29 PM  
Get a dog and teach him to sic balls.
Name him Chopper.
The command should be "Chopper, sic balls."
 
2013-03-07 01:26:56 PM  

ZAZ: "It's very disheartening when they (thieves) do get caught and the judges don't give them any time."

Do people who shoot thieves get time in South Carolina?


Well living in SC can be considered punishment, so I imagine at your sentencing the judge might count your years of SC citizenship as time served.
 
2013-03-07 01:28:13 PM  

notatrollorami: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

And I, a guy with no guns and ambivalent feelings about them, love all the internet pussies that swarm these threads with "life>property" as if that is the ONLY ethical question in play and stealing things is some minor annoyance that can't be helped and thieves themselves are unfortunate misguided little scamps.


Of course stealing is unethical, nobody has ever argued that it wasn't. I'm pretty sure that nobody expressed remorse for said robbers. However, the notion that someone should die for stealing a car is about as dumb as the sign this guy put up. There are places that use extreme violence for punishment of theft. Maybe you should take residence there.
 
2013-03-07 01:28:37 PM  

notatrollorami: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

And I, a guy with no guns and ambivalent feelings about them, love all the internet pussies that swarm these threads with "life>property" as if that is the ONLY ethical question in play and stealing things is some minor annoyance that can't be helped and thieves themselves are unfortunate misguided little scamps.


Some are.  Some aren't.
Some people are born into shiat circumstances and thievery is their best chance at survival.
Some people are born into privilege and opportunity and still decide to turn to thievery for whatever reason.
 
2013-03-07 01:29:20 PM  
ZAZ:  "It's very disheartening when they (thieves) do get caught and the judges don't give them any time."
Do people who shoot thieves get time in South Carolina?


Only if those thieves are black.
 
2013-03-07 01:30:26 PM  
Latinwolf: ZAZ:  "It's very disheartening when they (thieves) do get caught and the judges don't give them any time."
Do people who shoot thieves get time in South Carolina?
Only if those thieves aren't black.


My bad
 
2013-03-07 01:31:16 PM  

Endive Wombat: deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?

That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.

What if your life, or a loved ones depended on the very item(s) they are taking?  Medicine, some kind of medical equipment?

That is very different. The story talks about farking cars and auto parts dipshiat. Now your talking about medical equipment that someones life depends on. It seems we have a apples to oranges thing going here.

And I am talking about general possessions.  See my Boobies for reference.  And I was asking YOU where the tipping point was in choosing to take another's life when theft is involved.


Of my current possessions, I would say my home is the only thing I would defend to the death. And, I don't want to see your boobies.
 
2013-03-07 01:32:37 PM  

Endive Wombat: Who says that the theft of my car is any less important than the theft of anything else or anyone else's possessions?


Well, I've changed your Farky from 'weirdo' to 'idiot'.  It's been coming, and today was the day.
 
2013-03-07 01:33:05 PM  
Can't wait for someone to hack the sign to say "Free Stuff"
 
2013-03-07 01:33:07 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Son of a biatch shouldn't temp criminals by not doing so.


If it wasn't for dickheads like him, there wouldn't be any thievery in this world, would there?
 
2013-03-07 01:34:00 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Congrats, business owner!  You just upped the chances of you going to jail if you ever do shoot anyone.

"I was in fear of my life, so I shot him."
"We don't believe you because you've previously bragged you'd shoot any thief just for stealing, so hope you like prison rape."


South Carolina lets you use lethal force to prevent violent crime. First degree burglary is explicitly listed as a violent crime in SC law. First degree criminal burglary line is crossed if it occurs at night time:

FTA: "Nichols says he has a night guard that watches over his business several times a week. He says thieves tend to target his business on either a rainy or foggy night."

1st degree

(A) A person is guilty of burglary in the first degree if the person enters a dwelling without consent and with intent to commit a crime in the dwelling, and either:  [snipped for brevity]

(3) the entering or remaining occurs in the nighttime.


 ----------


Seems like he's in the clear to me.
 
2013-03-07 01:34:44 PM  

Katolu: Endive Wombat: hillbillypharmacist: Death is totes the right punishment for stealing a car.

So, devils advocate time...

Who says that the theft of my car is any less important than the theft of anything else or anyone else's possessions?  I've worked honestly and hard to be able to buy my car, I need my car to get to and from work, run errands, and to experience life.  The very act of stealing my car is prohibiting me from doing what I need to do in my life, and prohibiting me from enjoying my life the way I want to...you are negatively affecting my livelihood and my ability to get around in a meaningful way.

What is valuable to me, may not be as valuable to you and vice versa, that being said,who are you to tell me that my possessions are not worth defending if someone is trying to take them from me?
If you are willing to steal a car, you have to accept the possibility that the car you are stealing means a lot to the person it is getting stolen from.

Insurance will compensate you for your loss. Will you compensate the family of the person you kill?


For what?  Raising a piece of shiat thief?
 
2013-03-07 01:36:12 PM  
how do we know this guy ain't running an insurance scam. PUT UP A FENCE.
2nd I got no problem with someone defending themselves or their property. I also think that deadly force should only be used when your or someone eleses life is in danger. That being said I noticed this from the article. "As for if they ever will? "Well, we hope that doesn't happen," said Nichols with a smile."
Notice the smile part sounds like this guy WANTS to shoot someone.
 
2013-03-07 01:36:33 PM  
I can't get TFA to reload, but did I read that the sign had been there for three months, but the last robbery was two weeks ago?

You're gonna need a bigger sign...
 
2013-03-07 01:36:38 PM  

deanis: Civil_War2_Time: deanis: Endive Wombat: deanis: I love all the internet tough guys that jump into these kinds of threads and argue to the death that personal property > life." I swear to God dang nabit, if I catch one 'dem burglars takin' my catalytic converters im gonna let him taste my AR-15."


Fark y'all.

So at what point for you does a specific possession become valuable enough to justify the taking of the thief's life?

That's my point, it would never cross my mind to take someones life for stealing. I would certainly try and injure them, but murder? No thanks bruh.

I suppose if they hatched a plan to take my home off of it's foundation I would think about it. But other than that there isn't much in the world that I give that much of a shiat about. Well maybe my records but that's it.

So, if someone came to steal your house or "records," is killing them considered "murder" in any country on Earth?

Nope.

I don't care how you want to describe the act of killing someone for thievery. I don't believe that property is equal to a human life.


Hypothetical U.S. situation, but a valid one: You're a traveling welder (or tow-truck driver), and your truck is your livlihood. You're the breadwinner in your family, as your wife stays at home to raise the kids and take care of the house while you're gone. Someone steals the vehicle (and equipment). You have insurance and the police that takes their sweet time to investigate (they all do), and you go without income for months. During that time, your house goes into foreclosure, your savings are exhausted, and your credit is wrecked.

Not worth a shot or five to protect your source of income?

Come on.

There's beeeding-heart, and then just flat-out stupid.
 
2013-03-07 01:37:28 PM  
hmmmmm, a little conflicted (though I guess not really).  Guy is stealing your car, or your BBQ, no way should you be allowed to shoot.  Guy breaks into your house, I think i could see shooting him.  Guy breaks into house, but then leaves out back door, no way should you be allowed to shoot.

if he is on your property and his intent is unknown and he could pose a threat to you I can see shooting.
 
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