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Question for the legal eagles. Is Posse Comitatus still a thing? If do, how does that square with deploying the armed forces on US soil?

Not a lawyer but I read alot, and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express years ago...

1) Original act
10 U.S.C. § 275. Restriction on direct participation by military personnel The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that any activity (including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel) under this chapter does not include or permit direct participation by a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps in a search, seizure, arrest, or other similar activity unless participation in such activity by such member is otherwise authorized by law.

In this case non-direct support (not aiming guns at people) by DoD can be massive.  Intel gathering, logistics support, material support (DoD can't man the tanks rolling down the street but they can supply them and the National Guard or former tankers could man and fire them if required).  (If you remember Columbine HS shooting, a request was made through FEMA who ran it through their military coordinator, who found the tank and had it delivered in very short time during the shooting)

The DoD was helping out in Minneapolis several days ago by providing SIGINT capabilities for tracking, identifying and monitoring all comms being used by Antifa (assumptions based on published reports, and formerly being in the business :).

2) Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007
Section 1076 is titled "Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies". It provided that:

The President may employ the armed forces ... to ... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition ... the President determines that ... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order ... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such ... a condition ... so hinders the execution of the laws ... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law ... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.

Post Sept 11, in the Defense Authorization Act, the gloves come off in the case of domestic serious stuff.  That's effectively the challenge he threw down to democrat governors:  cleanup your states for in comes the military. 

You could make an argument that would allow the Air Force to activate a Preditor drone with a Hellfire missile to target an Antifa vehicle or crowd.  God help us if it ever gets to that.

Trump was ON!.  He made it clear the crap is going to stop.  "I'm going to end the lawlessness now."

Includes National Guard call outs in rioting states, and military deployments to the streets of states where the governors refuse to call out the NG.  Effectively 'You lead or I will'.

I also read that NSA was supporting Minneapolis to identify bad guys.  My guess is all those using chat rooms to coordinate looting and violence are going to be specifically identified and get their on personal parties in the near future.

Boomer was talking about putting out a Public Service Announcement to the effect of if you loot around here...


What city?
Social media posts indicate a march on the Brazos County courthouse tonight. Want to call him to see what's up but I know he's probably busy.

In the 20+ years he's been a cop I really never worried about him when he was working. He's a big guy and knows how to handle himself but something inside me say's all of this is different.
The good news there is Brazos County has a very different demographic than Dallas, SF, LA, etc.

Outdoors / Re: ..beautiful mornings/days lately..
« on: May 31, 2020, 06:58:20 PM »
don't forget your swim suits.....

Me in my speedo are there.

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Damn, need a magnifying glass for that pic.   :scream3:

And I'm pissed. Now this crap affecting my family This s**t has got to stop.
My son-in-law was deployed to SA 2 days ago and Austin today. 

Good news is Trump declared Antifa a terrorist organization today. 

Outdoors / Re: ..beautiful mornings/days lately..
« on: May 31, 2020, 01:55:33 PM »
Classy place Tango!

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: New lights.
« on: May 31, 2020, 01:36:37 PM »
+1 308.

You'll love it.  I did that a year ago, and it makes a big difference in the temperature of the garage and electric load. 
We had four 4-foot florcescents in the 2 car garage and 18 in the 1 car workshop.  Went from 1 KW draw down to 250Watts so the workshop stays much cooler in the summer without the extra 750 watts of lighting.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Rioting in Houston?
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:50:17 AM »
Several news outlets would have you believe most cities are rioting.
Houston images were shown but it’s no clear what reality is there. 
Any feedback?

Tech Zone / Re: ..hmmmmm - "firewalls"..
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:31:29 PM »
We have Macs and avoid about 99% of all the windows bs.
More than I’d like to pay but worth the near-0 hassles.

Tech Zone / Re: ..hmmmmm - "firewalls"..
« on: May 29, 2020, 01:39:06 PM »
And next year, you’ll have an AI assistant to replace Neelu at a lower (but now recurring) cost. 
Welcome to the new IT Services customer support model.
(Remember when Microsoft Office was $300, vs now is $100/year?  Yea, that’s where your firewall services are going)

Axxe,Your dogs like anyone that will give them a treat.  :th_thicon_funny:

That's how Rudy Guiliani claimed he got past the 2 doberman's protecting a mobster's home.  Every day for several weeks he walked by the yard adn threw 2 Big Mac's in the yard.  After a while they quit barking when he came by and let him in.


Pretty straight up lesson, if you were going to share some wisdom from over the decades, what would it be?

Outdoors / Re: ..sorta "Outdoors" (but perhaps "Vehicle, etc"..)
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:24:03 AM »
Nuke' them weeds!
Fat Man and Little Boy, that's good. 

Why does a person park in a driveway, but drive on a parkway?  :th_nuts:
Because, that’s why. 
(Said my then 4 year old).

Outdoors / Re: ..sorta "Outdoors" (but perhaps "Vehicle, etc"..)
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:27:22 PM »
Tango, does Kuboto allow you to work on your own tractor, unlike some of the larger manufacturers that have software to lock you out of fixing anything?

Come on! Lets get some rumors and gossip going!  :wave1: :th_thicon_lol:
How about... Pelosi is really a midget in drag.

Actually it can be legal if it has 3 wheels it's a motorcycle in the US.  If not it could be a shortened old VW bug from the 50's (very few restrictions on modifying those cars, including no seat belts).

But considering what slight bump from a Kia might do, I'm not interested.

In general,Technology has made / turned most people stupid. If they can't look at a screen to see the answer,they don't know it.
I believe they are more lazy than stupid.  The work ethic isn't what it used to be in 19xx ...


I see technology as a two-sided sword. But are we the masters, or the slaves of technology? If there was some cataclysmic event in which technology was shut down, how would many who have relied upon it so much, survive? IMO, many wouldn't, because they became slaves to it, rather that the master of it.
There's at least one group that wants to eliminate all technology that didn't exist 1400 years ago (except their AK-47's) and others to return to biblical times. 

I wonder what they'll do without aspirin and smartphones?

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