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Clown Gate 2016
« on: October 10, 2016, 02:52:47 pm »
What's with all the clowns popping up? I'm surprised that we haven't spoken of this.





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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 03:27:31 pm »
    Agreed.  I don't watch the news, so I hadn't heard anything about this recent phenomenon until a co-worker told me about it last week.  Seems that he had to go talk to the school principal.  The kids were talking (maybe even in the locker room, though it appears no one had a tape recorder) about what to do, and one acquaintance of his son said he'd bring a gun to school.  Said son told his father what the other kid said, and . . .   That boy's parents gonna get a call.  Or a visit from the police.  Or both.

    Apparently clown outfits are being banned as potential halloween costumes in some places.  Or, if not banned, simply not carried by the stores.
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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 05:01:17 pm »
    in the socially accepted trolling style of jackass and punk'd,  it's now apparently popular to dress in a clown costume and either makeup or mask.  These geniuses then post pictures with themselves alleged to be in or near a local school, and some have appeared in person, making threatening poses or even chasing children.

    some have been arrested, some school's have been, rephrase, some uptight parents, have thrown their schools into turmoil, demanding that the school close down when one is seen 50 miles away or closer.

    The "alleged pranksters" have shown some sense, at least a minuscule modicum, in that they have not done this around any responsible adults. 

    short version,  this particular prank needs to go away, before the prankster pays the full price for being stupid in public.

    if your really curious, you can find listings reporting this and bragging about this, on various news channels, facebook pages, instagram, twitter and youtube. 

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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 02:34:52 am »
    Clowns?  OK - whatever.   :facepalm    They've been terrifying some people since at least the middle ages and probably before but I'm not similarly affected.   Act creepy and menacing and you're likely to get your a&& handed to you no matter how you're dressed.

    That said, I could watch the lovely Sarah Krueger read the phonebook for a half hour or so.    :cool
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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 09:18:03 pm »
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 09:23:25 pm »
    Clowns?  OK - whatever.   :facepalm    They've been terrifying some people since at least the middle ages and probably before but I'm not similarly affected.   Act creepy and menacing and you're likely to get your a&& handed to you no matter how you're dressed.

    That said, I could watch the lovely Sarah Krueger read the phonebook for a half hour or so.    :cool

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    How did I miss this? Oh, Ceolacanth  :facepalm.

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 10:33:30 pm »
    I can be scarier than any clown.  :coffee
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    « Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 10:56:29 pm »
    I can believe that.    Men like you once wore brightly painted outfits and covered your faces but were referred to as knights, not clowns.  A resolute man, skilled at arms and in his prime can be a fearsome thing indeed. 

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    How did I miss this? Oh, Ceolacanth  :facepalm.

    I would say she's pretty, but I'm not sure if she is beyond my age threshold  :P. One can never tell with reporters.
    " .  .  .  age threshold."  ?   :scrutiny    Dude, you need to get out more. 
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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #8 on: October 12, 2016, 02:11:13 am »
    I am actually glad we had this thread.  Before this, I had no knowledge of these idiotic stunts.  If I had someone in a weirded out clown suit (which is just as effective as a ski mask at concealing identity) was behaving aggressively towards me, I would have likely drawn and shot them with no hesitation.  Think about it...  If a guy in a ski mask was running toward you with his arms outstretched, (or worse) that is pretty close to 'intent' all by itself.

    Having seen this now, while I would still not hesitate to fire if I feel threatened, the clown suit has been shown to be a prank, not an immediate indicator of 'threat.'  So this thread may well have saved someone from getting shot.  :-\

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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #9 on: October 12, 2016, 03:01:54 am »
    I am actually glad we had this thread.  Before this, I had no knowledge of these idiotic stunts.  If I had someone in a weirded out clown suit (which is just as effective as a ski mask at concealing identity) was behaving aggressively towards me, I would have likely drawn and shot them with no hesitation.  Think about it...  If a guy in a ski mask was running toward you with his arms outstretched, (or worse) that is pretty close to 'intent' all by itself.

    Having seen this now, while I would still not hesitate to fire if I feel threatened, the clown suit has been shown to be a prank, not an immediate indicator of 'threat.'  So this thread may well have saved someone from getting shot.  :-\

    You're not the only one to feel this way it would seem:

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    A clown was punched in the face after jumping out on a man and trying to scare him as the "killer clown" craze which started in America spreads to Cambridgeshire.

    The puncher called police later that night to report his concern for safety in the area after he believed the clown had something in his hand.


    He had been walking along a street in Peterborough on Monday morning when a man wearing a clown mask jumped out in front of him.
     
     
    It is the first report of a "killer clown" incident by Cambridgeshire Police.

    The craze hit Britain after originating in America where clowns were reported to be intimating children and trying to entice them into the woods.

    Forces across the country have been issuing warnings to people that they may be committing public order offences by dressing up as clowns and scaring or threatening people.

    There have been numerous sightings all over Britain with Thames Valley Police alone receiving 14 complaints in just 24 hours over the weekend.

    http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/killer-clown-punched-after-scaring-man-in-cambridgeshire/story-29798054-detail/story.html
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    « Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 05:51:13 am »
    I can believe that.    Men like you once wore brightly painted outfits and covered your faces but were referred to as knights, not clowns.  A resolute man, skilled at arms and in his prime can be a fearsome thing indeed. 
    " .  .  .  age threshold."  ?   :scrutiny    Dude, you need to get out more.

     :o

    Say what?!?!

    Hey, I'm not a picky Pete or anything. If that comment sounded judgemental, I didn't intend for it to.

    It's just at my age, you have to think very hard before engaging with someone a decade or more older. It's not that I personally have a problem with it, but society has strong opinions on the matter.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Clown Gate 2016
    « Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 02:40:22 pm »
    This is what comes from people not at the very least beating the ever-living snot out of these "pranksters" when they started posting their damn videos online a couple years ago.

    At least one of those toolbags who thought dressing in man-dresses and keffiyahs and tossing "bombs" at people was funny got shot.

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    « Reply #12 on: October 12, 2016, 10:45:12 pm »
    :o

    Say what?!?!

    Hey, I'm not a picky Pete or anything. If that comment sounded judgemental, I didn't intend for it to.

    It's just at my age, you have to think very hard before engaging with someone a decade or more older. It's not that I personally have a problem with it, but society has strong opinions on the matter.
    Relax.  Just defending Ms. Krueger's honor in a public forum.  She looks barely old enough to order a drink in a bar to me.  You toss that word "decade" around as if it has some kind of weight.  Maybe to you, but to those of us with a somewhat more "extended" wheelbase it don't mean squat.   And for the record, society can pucker up and kiss my old a&&.    :cool
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