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Re: “Terrified turkeys to fall from sky again

I'm a vegetarian, a bit left of Karl Marx, a defender of animal rights, and I have been to many a Turkey Trot (Yellville-Summit HD 1987). I have never seen a turkey die at the festival. Many a people in the area have happy fat turkeys as pets after nabbing one at the Trot. In fact, I CHEER for the select turkeys that get picked to leave the hellish existence of the factory farm to get a legitimate shot at freedom and a somewhat normal turkey life. Assuming arguendo that 10 turkeys are dropped at the Trot (I've personally never seen that many), that is 0.000003% of the 300 million turkeys that are raised and die in the unthinkable misery of a factory farm. Priorities people....

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Posted by Scott A. Strain on 10/06/2016 at 6:59 PM

Re: “A guide to cheap eats in Little Rock

Rosalinda's in Levy, so much food for so little cash!

Posted by Scott A. Strain on 06/27/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Officer identified in Park Plaza shooting UPDATE

"The police officer was justified in using the force. The end."

Um....just because? Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but how can you make that judgment based on the evidence before us now?

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Posted by Scott A. Strain on 12/28/2011 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Officer identified in Park Plaza shooting UPDATE

Update on NPR from the LRPD spokeswoman. The juvenile in question was 17, and there was no attempt to physically abduct her. The car was backing up. That's pretty much all LRPD has to say today.

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Posted by Scott A. Strain on 12/28/2011 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Officer identified in Park Plaza shooting UPDATE

"Two of the 3 in the vehicle were on parole, with a long history of major parole violations. Next time you libs are being threatened with violence dial 911 and ask for Max Brantley to come to your aid."

Not a liberal or a conservative here, but did this security guard have clairvoyance? Had it turned out that two of the 3 in the vehicle were just displaying poor judgment, but had no "long history" would you still be castigating Max for simply asking questions about this???

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Posted by Scott A. Strain on 12/28/2011 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Officer identified in Park Plaza shooting UPDATE

"when did it become okay for thugs in a parking lot to approach a juvenile female minor and entice her to enter the vehicle with them"

If they were some white college kids on break from UofA, it wouldn't make it right, but I suspect there would be real outrage had they been gunned down by mall security...

"the LRPD officer approaches the car, orders it lawfully to stop (suspicious behavior, at the very least), and then seeing the officer, throw it in reverse and stomp on the pedal in an attempt to get away?"

So under this scenario, instead of calling the report in, the right action is to unload your revolver into a car with 1 driver and 2 passengers? I mean, instead of calling in the make, model, plate numbers...interview the girl and her mother, get descriptions, etc... Really? The bullet holes are in the back window.... I think people are justified in asking questions about this, and the LRPD should be forthcoming, as they would in any other shooting at Park Plaza. If I had done this, I'd be sitting in jail, probably without bond.

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Posted by Scott A. Strain on 12/28/2011 at 4:12 PM

 

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