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  Don't Talk...
Posted by: Dancing Wolf - 02-21-2018, 02:58 AM - Forum: Legal Issues - Replies (3)

Don’t Talk to Police! Legal Behavior Justified a Search

By The Daily Bell Staff - February 20, 2018

It was legal to carry weed in his car when he was in Washington state.

But now he was in Indiana, pulled over for a broken headlight. The cop didn’t smell anything suspicious, nor did he suspect the driver of being impaired. But he did ask some questions.

And that is where the driver screwed up. It is hard in the moment. An intimidating person with a gun is interrogating you. But you have got to stay calm and say in the most polite possible way that you will be exercising your right to remain silent.

Try something like, “With all due respect sir, I make it a habit not answer questions without a lawyer present.” The police officer may try to intimidate and bully you, but he cannot establish probable cause based on your refusal to answer his questions.

The cop asked the driver if he had any marijuana in the car. The driver said no.
The cop then asked if the driver had ever had any marijuana in the car. The driver said that when he was in Washington state, he did carry marijuana in the car, which is legal there.

Even though the man was admitting only to legal behavior, the police officer used this fact to justify ordering a canine unit to the scene. The dog alerted the officers to drugs, and a search turned up a small amount of marijuana and a hallucinogen called DMT.

The man’s lawyer tried to have the evidence suppressed based on the fact that the officer did not legally establish probable cause to order a canine unit. The stop extended beyond a reasonable time frame while waiting for the drug sniffer to arrive.

But the court ruled that since the driver admitted to possessing marijuana in the car in the past, it was reasonable for the officer to assume he may still possess marijuana.

Quote:The judges explained while police can ask questions about unrelated criminal activity during a traffic stop, Toschlog was under no obligation to answer the officer’s questions regarding the past presence of drugs in his vehicle.
“His choice to do so and to disclose inculpatory information — i.e., that he had previously had drugs in his car — provided the officer with reasonable suspicion to believe at that point that Toschlog currently had marijuana in his vehicle,” the judges said.

This just goes to show that even admitting to legal behavior can allow officers to uncover a crime. This case is obvious, but there are so many crimes on the books, that you might not even realize you have broken one. That is why it is always best to avoid answering questions.

Police are trained to look for ways to make you trip up. What may seem like an innocent line of questioning is really an officer digging for suspicion, probable cause, and legal infractions.

It is always better to remain silent.

You don’t have to play by the rules of the corrupt politicians, manipulative media, and brainwashed peers.

For more read at:
http://www. thedailybell.com/news-analysis/dont-talk-to-police-legal-behavior-justified-a-search/

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  Hiiii, from a newbie.
Posted by: d0wnforlife - 02-21-2018, 01:10 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (11)

Hey everyone!

How’s life treating you?
My friend referred me here, just trying to get my head around t.
Does anyone want to help me understand the workings of this place.
It would be greatly appreciated



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Posted by: shankedinshower - 02-20-2018, 07:17 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (9)

hello everybody.  glad to see the iop 2.0 going strong.  cant wait to get started and learn the 'ways' of this forum.  im burned out on the others.  hope to gain much knowledge and give in return. thanks.

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Posted by: relaxme - 02-20-2018, 04:15 AM - Forum: Blacklist - Replies (4)

Scammer from poland, stole me 500 . His bitcoin address is :

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  Confusion on Known Vendor
Posted by: BringoBrango - 02-20-2018, 02:54 AM - Forum: Blacklist - Replies (6)

I'm trying to tiptoe around this because I don't want to break any rules

So there is a known Vendor that's been a outstanding Vendor for years. I recently read really bad reviews on some other forums. Before I read these bad reviews, I placed a semi small order in with them. I don't see them in the black list section here, in fact Ive seen that they has been placed in a status / privileged area on this Forum. I would think that this Forum would be hip to the fact that things went wrong with this Vendor and want that to be public knowledge. The thing is, I don't trust the ethics of the other forums anymore and don't know what to think. I'm hoping these guys/girls are still solid. They used to be one of the Vendors held in the highest regard. Now I'm not sure If I'm in a situation. Or just lets see what happens and possible take a L on this one. Cause I don't want to jump the gun assuming that I need to get on top of attempting to recoup.

Opinions ?

I apologize if I am stepping over any rules here , but I think I worded this right ?

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  Just a Poem
Posted by: Charon - 02-19-2018, 10:52 PM - Forum: The Lounge - Replies (2)

Do not go gentle into that good night
Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

From The Poems of Dylan Thomas, published by New Directions. Copyright

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  5 ADDITIONAL signs of depression that a counselor will probably never ask you about
Posted by: Rafterman - 02-19-2018, 10:30 AM - Forum: Anxiety Depression & Stress - Replies (6)

Hey all,

Last month I put up a thread that identified 5 signs of depression that are often overlooked by mental health professionals. Here are another 5 signs that are seldom recognized. These are not as common as the previous 5 signs, but you would surprised just how common they are. As with the 5 signs from the first thread, I took these examples from my own battles with depression, as well as from my years as a counselor. Has anyone experienced any of these?

1.You have a complete disinterest in socialization. You would rather not interact with another human, especially in person and especially right after you first wake up. Something as simple as dealing with a cashier could be challenging.

2.Returning phone calls becomes nearly impossible. As your depression worsens, you tend to let the answering machine get it more and more often. Then you feel like you have to work up enough motivation to call back those who left a message.

3,You let emails sit for days. Even emails from people whom you are happy to hear from. You just can't click that "open" button.

4.You suddenly care about light and noise. For most depressed people, it can never be light enough in an indoor room. The TV is too loud, the barking of the neighbors dogs is suddenly very aggravating, and your kids just won't be quiet. Things that never really bothered you too much in the past are now destroying your peace.

5.Even fun things become a chore. Shopping for things that you like, watching TV shows, going to the mall, etc. Everything fails to excite...even the things that you used to look forward to.  

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Posted by: LoKo44 - 02-19-2018, 10:26 AM - Forum: IOP General Discussion - Replies (10)

So, as customs becomes more sophisticated with snagging magazines with tracking numbers, I’ve always wondered that if you track too much, or if you track after one has been seized (we always want to hold out hope that it will be released anyway) will that send up any red flags? In other words, can they “track” who is doing the tracking? When I have a tracking number, I’m checking all the time because I prefer to check the mail the day of arrival. And if you track a seized mag, can they see who is looking for their magazine?

I have used vendors that don’t have tracking as of late and one magazine has been missing in action for a long time. Do we get LL’s with magazines that don’t have tracking also? Thanks for any help!

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  Hi From A New Member
Posted by: sagordon - 02-18-2018, 09:50 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (14)


I've been dealing with extreme anxiety ever since I can remember.

I've tried various forms of group and one-on-one therapy combined with a long list of anxiety/depression drugs since the early 1990's - all of this effort has produced very little results.

I'm really hoping this community can help me figure out a better solution.  I'm almost 60 years old now and would really like to start enjoying life.

There's lots of information here.  Will take me a while to figure out how to find the information that is most useful for someone in my situation.

I'm also terrified of breaking the rules - I've read them about a dozen times so far.

Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to participate.

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  Google. Sounded more interesting than it is.
Posted by: Charon - 02-18-2018, 07:18 PM - Forum: The Lounge - No Replies

The Switch
Google’s Chrome ad blocker means the Web’s largest ad company is also now advertising’s biggest traffic cop
By Hayley Tsukayama February 15 Email the author

(Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)
Google, one of the dominant players in the online advertising world, may soon have even more power in that space. It is now taking on the challenge of determining what’s a good ad or a bad ad and deciding which ones the majority of Web users will see.

Google’s Chrome browser, which is used by about 60 percent of desktop and mobile Internet users, on Thursday began the process of blocking some of the Web’s most annoying ads. Those include video ads that autoplay with sound, pop-up ads with countdowns and “sticky” ads that take up a large portion of the screen no matter how far you scroll down to try to lose them.

Those types of ads do not meet new standards set by the Coalition for Better Ads, a group of Internet companies, online advertisers and publishers looking for a way to make online advertising more palatable to users. (The Washington Post is a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, one of the groups involved in the coalition.)

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Google’s stated goal is to make the Web less infuriating to navigate. “It’s clear that annoying ads degrade what we all love about the Web,” Chrome Vice President Rahul Roy-Chowdhury said in a company blog post Tuesday.

Using the coalition’s standards, Google will evaluate the advertisements on websites and rate them as acceptable or failing. Sites rated failing then have 30 days to shape up their advertising and submit themselves for reevaluation or face having their ads blocked by Chrome.

Google said it has so far identified 1,500 of the Internet’s most-trafficked sites with ads that violate the new standards. About 850 of those have a failing status — meaning that they could see their ads blocked within the next 30 days.

Publishers are the most likely to take an initial hit from Google’s ad changes, said Peter Reinhardt, chief executive of the Segment customer data platform. Media companies have been more aggressive about the types of advertisements they use, he said, as Google and Facebook have tightened their hold on the digital ad industry. The two Internet giants reaped 60 percent of the country's digital advertising dollars in 2017, according to the research firm eMarketer.

Google’s move with Chrome follows Apple’s decision in June to put features addressing online advertising into its Safari browser. However, Reinhardt said, the companies’ approaches to ad blocking are quite different. Apple’s is targeting advertisers who track users across the Web and compile data, rather than blocking the appearance of ads. Reinhardt said that since the Safari change, some advertisers’ revenue has fallen as much as 20 percent.

Google, meanwhile, is aimed at changing how websites look and behave when people are using them. It also offers an alternative to third-party ad-blockers — which often block both ads and trackers — that may be more palatable to Google and other companies that make money from advertising. By addressing the ads that Google surveys have found to be most annoying, Chrome’s tool may persuade Internet users not to take more drastic options to hide or eliminate all online ads from their screens.

An Internet free of tracking and ads is obviously not Google’s endgame. After all, the company makes most of its money through advertising — more than $95 billion last year. And while some see this as reforming the ad industry from the inside, Google is fielding criticism for the way the blocker is being implemented.

Some note that the company had a lot of say in writing the standards, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Paul Boyle, vice president of public policy for the News Media Alliance, told the Associated Press that Google’s decision to incorporate these standards into Chrome turns the voluntary standards into de facto law.

Reinhardt said that the new Chrome feature is likely to accelerate new trends in the digital ad space, including fueling Google and Facebook’s ad duopoly. As for publishers, he said, it’s already clear that many are pushing subscriptions more heavily to offset the need for more aggressive advertising — a trend that Google’s new tool will probably encourage.


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