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Good use of tax dollars?
says Bozette on Sep 13th 17 (#814422)
WTF? (3)
Seriously...WTF?! (3)
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https://reason.com/blog/2017/09...-like-dhs-is-t
says Bozette on Sep 13th 17 (#2653117)
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Perhaps they should teach the dogs pattern recognition instead, in case the illegal forms of ** smell like other dogs' **.
says ZonkeyBalls on Sep 13th 17 (#2653119)
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It sounds like the dog version of the divining rod
says OzSurfer on Sep 14th 17 (#2653126)
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I'd put more stock in a diving rod, tbh.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653158)
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*divining*
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653175)
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It sounds like a great way to get funding if you're a dog trainer who's dogs aren't detecting as many drugs lately. I wonder if the dog can also bark in morse code?
says OzSurfer on Sep 14th 17 (#2653179)
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Apparently dogs are all they're cracked up to be when it comes to detecting drugs. But hey, the government will spend $9,500/per, so...
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653180)
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And once a government spends money on some kind of program, the recipents of that program will keep doing whatever they have to, to keep the government interested in funding, which often means thinking up new ideas. Just a guess for this situation.
says OzSurfer on Sep 14th 17 (#2653185)
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(*not* is missing in my comment above...I'm having issues with the keyboard tonight...lol) And a good guess at that, Oz.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653189)
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It's cool, I knew what you meant :) Thanks, I just see it done here a lot that's all
says OzSurfer on Sep 14th 17 (#2653192)
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I'm sure you do. It happens in all governments and always has, but it almost seems as if they are pushing the stupid envelope lately...sadly, they are allowed to, and largely without any pushback from the GP.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653196)
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Yes...it is worth it. But, there should also be other methods of discernment employed...
says Sukiesnow on Sep 14th 17 (#2653142)
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The cause is worthy, it is the methodology I question.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653150)
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You mean the training is too costly for the amount that the project is workable.
says Sukiesnow on Sep 14th 17 (#2653182)
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No...I mean I do not see it working at all. The dog is trained to sniff out electronics...have you any concept of just how many of our belongings contain electronics today? Not to mention the number of SD cards, thumb drives, old cell phones, etc. people have lying around?
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653188)
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I see your point but I carry nothing that is electronic.
says Sukiesnow on Sep 14th 17 (#2653251)
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You always leave your cellphone and IPad at home? Rather negates their usefulness, doesn't it? But that is entirely beside the point, as the dogs are used in people's homes.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653263)
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For the love of Pete!
says Linnster on Sep 14th 17 (#2653154)
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maybe Charlie should start here Democrat Seattle Mayor Ed Murray To Resign After Cousin Accuses Him of Sexual Abuse or here Mayor Of New York Town Arrested On Child Pornography Charges or here De Blasio employee arrested for child pornography - New York Post or here Consultant to S.F. Mayor Ed Lee arrested in child-**** case ... or here Stillwater mayor resigns after arrest on child **** charges ... maybe Charlie should just go to the DNC an checkout their computers
says Neanderthal_Momdoer on Sep 14th 17 (#2653186)
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Dang, I'd heard about the Seattle mayor, but not the rest.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653190)
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16 mayors in the past year
says Neanderthal_Momdoer on Sep 14th 17 (#2653199)
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Dayum! WTF...sometimes I just want to resign from 'society'. In truth, I mostly have, I just need to take that last step.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653200)
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I don't even like the cement seeing more trees an people on adaily basis its a good thing cell service sucks most of the time I view that as a blessing
says Neanderthal_Momdoer on Sep 14th 17 (#2653207)
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Well since my cellphone is my internet, and I don't TV, it's my one connection. Since the dream of retiring up there died, I hope I can turn this plot into an escape from the big, bad, ugly over the next couple of years.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653211)
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At those percentages they are better than Congress, but so is flipping a coin.
says Will_Janitor on Sep 14th 17 (#2653209)
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Flipping a coin is still 50-50...with Congress there's about a 15% chance they'll do what the people want. I actually think the likelihood is even less with government agencies.
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653219)
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I agree.
says Will_Janitor on Sep 14th 17 (#2653229)
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Higher education, healthcare, that's what I would invest in, but I just wonder how child **** smells so that dogs can find it.
says Sunny_the_skeptic on Sep 14th 17 (#2653745)
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Apparently it smells like...wait for it...electronics... bwaaaahaaha!
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653748)
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That or they smell the progesterone from the chemical castration pills of pedophiiles
says Sunny_the_skeptic on Sep 14th 17 (#2653753)
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Nope, per the article it is "electronics".
says Bozette on Sep 14th 17 (#2653768)
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****-Sniffing Dog Helped Bring Down Subway Star Jared Fogle https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us...-fogle-n415826 Just sayin', there may well be another side to this story. You know, in Cleveland anyway, they will NOT use dogs to sniff out drugs at the post office. They're afraid the dogs might be harmed by the drugs.
says Budwick on Sep 21st 17 (#2658622)
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True. My point being, though, that the technology the dogs are trained to sniff out is rapidly multiplying in our homes. *RFID chips in ID and passports *Key fobs *RFID in product labels (WalMart already uses) *RFID in shipping labels (already being used) *Computers, cellphones, IPods/MP3s, data storage devices *Amazon Echo, Google Home *Smart Meters *Smart appliances (incl. coffee makers, vacumns, and thermostats, etc.) *Entertainment systems (Smart TVs, stereos, and gaming systems) *Home security systems *Smart home systems (incl. door locks, lighting, and outlets) *Google glasses, smart watches My Ma even controls her hearing aids via a smartphone app! As more and more new-builds incorporate these features, more and more electronics will be inside the walls...as some already are. Kudos to Cleveland PO! (biggrin)
says Bozette on Sep 21st 17 (#2658946)
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