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Police Taser sheep blocking traffic

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:20 AM
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:22 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties
reply to post by logician magician
 


From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)


An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.


You are the dictionary definition of what is a commonly used Internet term.

I usually would not be so bold as to ask a mod to do his/her job but seriously, this person is ridiculous. Mods?

[edit on 7/10/2008 by Kryties]


So you think I've adopted my stance in order to get an emotional outburst from you? You also think I'm following you around?

I've heard it all now.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:23 AM
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Originally posted by logician magician

Originally posted by IAF101
reply to post by logician magician
 


People sitting in traffic ? Have you even read the news item ? This didnt happen in some downtown traffic zone . Also police has shot animals that posed a danger to public on the streets before.


Did you read it? Does the phrase "Motorists trapped in the traffic jam" have a second meaning that I don't know about?

Yes I have, Obviously, you havent been to the UK to understand that a few sheep let loose from a field doesnt imply a motorway pile up. Apparently, you think nobody in Wales has ever seen a gun or used one. A traffic jam they are talking about is a very minor one, anybody who reads that would understand it to be so.

Originally posted by logician magician
Should I be interpreting


We came across a traffic jam and we saw there was a sheep in the road. Everyone had stopped their cars and a few people had got out and were trying to herd the sheep away from the carriageway.


In a way that does not imply that vehicles have been stopped or that they are not sitting in traffic?

I leave your interpretation of the English language to those who have taught you to read and write. However, the article doesnt say this was anything major at all to imply some long and major stoppage of traffic for there to be serious concern about a police man using a weapon .


Originally posted by logician magician



BTW do you know what "fallacious" means ? He stated no facts or arguments so you cant reasonably use the word -fallacious- to describe agreeing with a statement of irony.
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BTW do you know what "argument" means?


So you dont know ?


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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:30 AM
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:42 AM
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I'm sorry, sometimes I see a headline and can't resist:

Maybe the sheep was being baaaaad.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:51 AM
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:08 AM
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Originally posted by TruthTellist
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So Now I guess you can insult me, attack my posts and accuse me of re-editing my posts and I won't be able to defend myself because you are on ignore and I can't see what you will be saying. Have fun, buddy.


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LOL YOU DID IT AGAIN!!! That's classic. I love you



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:17 AM
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Ahh yes, the anti-police rhetoric here continues to amaze me. Yes, the poor little sheep, god forbid they disable it with a taser and move it out of the road before it causes a 10 car pile up on the busy highway with many human deaths.

But no no no - that little sheepy is a lot more important than people's lives! Long live PETA.

-LS



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:20 AM
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Originally posted by LogicalSolution
Ahh yes, the anti-police rhetoric here continues to amaze me. Yes, the poor little sheep, god forbid they disable it with a taser and move it out of the road before it causes a 10 car pile up on the busy highway with many human deaths.

But no no no - that little sheepy is a lot more important than people's lives! Long live PETA.

-LS


Way to make sense.


Puppies and Sheep are what they care about. The human health crisis and everything else pale in comparison.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:21 AM
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****** ATTENTION ******

BACK ON TOPIC PLEASE.

DO NOT DISCUSS OTHER MEMBERS, PERIOD !!!!!!



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by LogicalSolution
Ahh yes, the anti-police rhetoric here continues to amaze me. Yes, the poor little sheep, god forbid they disable it with a taser and move it out of the road before it causes a 10 car pile up on the busy highway with many human deaths.

But no no no - that little sheepy is a lot more important than people's lives! Long live PETA.


This has nothing to do with animal rights mate. This has everything to do with the fact that the police seem to think they can walk around and tase everything they see.

How would they have handled this before tasers were invented? They would have herded the sheep off the side of the road. Why is it then that they felt the need to electrocute it?

This is the very reason why the police should not be allowed tasers period. Or at the very least, give them to specialised police who have been thoroughly trained in what situations they can and can't use a taser in. It's just common sense really.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties


How would they have handled this before tasers were invented? They would have herded the sheep off the side of the road. Why is it then that they felt the need to electrocute it?

This is the very reason why the police should not be allowed tasers period. Or at the very least, give them to specialised police who have been thoroughly trained in what situations they can and can't use a taser in. It's just common sense really.


How would you have handled the situation, chase the sheep through the road with a stick, possibly causing more accidents and getting run over yourself, or using modern technology to safely and harmlessly move the sheep out of the road?

-LS



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:03 AM
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I grew up on a farm. A simple loud shout and one or two people could easily herd it off the side of the road where it could be tethered to await the farmer to come along and reclaim it. That takes the same amount of time as tasing a sheep and does not result in distressing, possibly killing the animal by electrocuting it, dragging it to the side of the road and leaving it to convulse.



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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:11 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties

I grew up on a farm. A simple loud shout and one or two people could easily herd it off the side of the road where it could be tethered to await the farmer to come along and reclaim it.


Ok, so apparently police officers also grew up on farms and are professional sheep herders like you.


Originally posted by Kryties
That takes the same amount of time as tasing a sheep



I'm guessing that if the sheep was in the middle of a highway to begin with, it's not exactly a sheep that wanted to obey commands and stay where it should.

-LS



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:34 AM
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Police officers are not idiots. They can watch tele and read books too. They should have been easily able to herd a sheep off the road into a nearby paddock or to a place where it could be tethered. Sheep are dumb and will run away from what they perceive as danger, even if that means running into a place where they are cornered.

Any number of methods that don't involve electrocution could have been used. What would they have done before tasers were invented hmmm?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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Perhaps you did not read . . . or maybe did not comprehend.

Before the police were called, several people had already tried herding it off the roadway. When the police arrived . . . the tried to get it off to no avail. at least 5-6 people tried to get this animal out of the way.

Next option . . . tazer. Last option . . . shoot the animal dead.


Get it now . . . or should I go over it again?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:58 AM
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Ever heard of sheep dipping?


Google it.

One full-grown man CAN move a sheep- Even pick it up and dunk it repeatedly in a pool of water. A stick across it's ass also works. So does having a dog nearby. Even a person barking works, sheep are so stupid.

"Next option ... Tazer" - OK there....



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:01 AM
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Settle down mate, no need to get angry.

Fair enough. But it strikes me that if that many people had tried, and then waited for the police to come, that the traffic must have been stopped for sometime and therefore their would be no immediate danger to people or the animal therefore they could have called a local farmer to bring his sheepdog and round the bloody thing up. This is exactly what I would have done.



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