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Stop, Drop, and Cower
Self ^ | 17 Jul 13 | Me

Posted on 07/17/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT by OneWingedShark

Earlier today while discussing why the Federal Government would want to pursue a "duty to retreat" in self defense cases a fellow FReeper responded: Stop, Drop, and Cower.

This gave me the idea for this handy brochure illustrating how to behave in an encounter with a government agent and is written from a low-level, bureaucratic-peon's viewpoint.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cleverfreepers; corruption; satire; stopdropandcower; tsa; tyranny; vanity
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Get the brochure, in PDF, here.

Please comment.

1 posted on 07/17/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT by OneWingedShark
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To: OneWingedShark

Bookmarked


2 posted on 07/17/2013 7:36:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: OneWingedShark

I think it is good satire. Maybe a little too much “over the top”. You could change that by making it more factual, not “explaining” the attitude, but merely commanding it.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 7:36:34 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: OneWingedShark

Whites, you’d better understand. It is now open season on you.


4 posted on 07/17/2013 7:36:51 PM PDT by x1stcav (Whites, you'd better understand. It is now open season on you.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Nice.

Though you focus just on government agents; given the GZ case, the brochure should equally admonish cowering from violent criminals.


5 posted on 07/17/2013 7:38:06 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Holderized

Anything you say or don’t say will be used against you in a secret court above the law.


6 posted on 07/17/2013 7:41:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Holderized
Anything you say or don’t say will be used against you in a secret court above the law.

Oh, ouch / I like.

7 posted on 07/17/2013 7:43:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Did you file the appropriate application, in triplicate?

;-)


8 posted on 07/17/2013 7:48:50 PM PDT by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: marktwain
I think it is good satire. Maybe a little too much “over the top”. You could change that by making it more factual, not “explaining” the attitude, but merely commanding it.

Thank you. I was going to go for a more factually supported brochure perhaps including things like the Costco shooting, Ruby Ridge, Waco; various law cases, etc… but then it just got too fun to devolve into over the top. :D

But merely commanding versus explaining; I kind of like that idea.

9 posted on 07/17/2013 7:48:55 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: John Galt's cousin
Did you file the appropriate application, in triplicate?

I don't recall. / What difference does it make?

10 posted on 07/17/2013 7:52:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, I seem to recall you working for a gov-agency; thought you might like to give this a look.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 7:53:26 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL; Vendome; JRandomFreeper; butterdezillion; Travis McGee; Gilbo_3; sickoflibs; ...

Thought you guys might enjoy this.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 7:54:52 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I’ll have to wait until I’m on an actual computer to see it, but the idea sounds great.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 7:57:23 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: ctdonath2
Nice.
Though you focus just on government agents; given the GZ case, the brochure should equally admonish cowering from violent criminals.

You do have a point; but by focusing on government I could really go over the top in the COWER section; granted it wouldn't be blasphemous then, but it would lose that aspect of how government authorities have come to view themselves.

14 posted on 07/17/2013 7:57:58 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Posted many times before, but, may need to be part of anyone’s contingency planning.

I think it dove-tails nicely with your pdf.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 8:07:27 PM PDT by x1stcav (Whites, you'd better understand. It is now open season on you.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Is there a way to see it without registering?

Not that I’m paranoid...


16 posted on 07/17/2013 8:28:00 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
Is there a way to see it without registering?

The privacy policy is set to:

Anyone with the link
Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required.
So you shouldn't need to register… if it's giving you trouble freepmail me an e-mail address for you and I'll send you a copy.
17 posted on 07/17/2013 8:33:32 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Hmmmm? I just get a gray screen with a toolbar across the top.

On the left top it says Stop, Drop, and Cower.pdf
under that File Edit View Help

On the right a half dozen or so commentator’s icons, a sign in bubble, a comments button and a share button with Sign In over it.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 8:55:33 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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19 posted on 07/17/2013 8:59:54 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: null and void

20 posted on 07/17/2013 9:03:12 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: OneWingedShark

Okay, I would add a cartoon man stopping on the stop panel, dropping in the drop panel and curling into a fetal position in the cower panel.

I’d also put these three panels on the same side of the paper.


21 posted on 07/17/2013 9:08:45 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: x1stcav

Saw your reply and tag line and had to respond...

I heard those very same words in 1969 during a conversation with some fellow soldiers who were black. They told me that while they were in the Army they would have my back, but once we got back to the “world”, all that would change and it would be open season on me as a white boy...


22 posted on 07/17/2013 9:14:55 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: null and void
Okay, I would add a cartoon man stopping on the stop panel, dropping in the drop panel and curling into a fetal position in the cower panel.

I was originally hoping to do that, but I couldn't find a series that were stylistically similar which I actually liked. If I had some skill in drawing I'd do it in the Stop, Drop, Roll sort of style. :(

I’d also put these three panels on the same side of the paper.

That was one of the options for layout, I went with the more traditional one where the 4th panel (Cower) would be hidden by the cover flap. I think to do it your way I'd have to shuffle things around quite a bit and it would be non-standard reading order. More to consider.

23 posted on 07/17/2013 9:15:47 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: null and void
A bit like this:

But perhaps more stylistically like:

Think 1950's government handout...

24 posted on 07/17/2013 9:18:35 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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25 posted on 07/17/2013 9:24:40 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: OneWingedShark
Stop, drop them, and reclaim your power.
26 posted on 07/17/2013 9:31:33 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: OneWingedShark
If I had some skill in drawing

Don't feel like the Lone Ranger on that one!

27 posted on 07/17/2013 9:32:09 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
Think 1950's government handout...

LOL - I'd so go for that (with PipBoy!) if I had artistic talent.

28 posted on 07/17/2013 10:16:19 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

this is enough to start CW2 as it would ensure such crimes happen more often


29 posted on 07/17/2013 11:18:04 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
this is enough to start CW2 as it would ensure such crimes happen more often

Ah, my little satirical brochure qualifies as enough to kick off CWII?
I don't know whether to shake my head or say awesome.

30 posted on 07/17/2013 11:48:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

any attempt to outlaw self-defense I meant


31 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: OneWingedShark

states have passed stand your ground,

but

the federal government wants you to stop, drop and cower.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 12:03:09 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Cold Heat

I saw the same thing. The older NCO’s weren’t down with that crap but the younger blacks arrived with a real chip on their shoulder and a lot of hostility toward ‘the man’ (read whites).

They were 15% of my strength and 95% of my disciplinary problems.

I have to admit, I became something of a racist after 14 months in the ‘Nam.


33 posted on 07/18/2013 5:48:17 AM PDT by x1stcav (Whites, you'd better understand. It is now open season on you.)
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To: Dead Corpse

I think I forgot to include you in my ping; thought you might find this amusing.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark; Army Air Corps; marktwain; x1stcav; ctdonath2; cripplecreek; John Galt's cousin; ...
Updated.

It is, I think, a little less over-the-top… which I have mixed feelings about.
Small action-images have been added to illustrate the actions, and the drop-caps now form an interesting meta-joke.

Special thanks to marktwain, cripplecreek, & null and void who offered suggestions which were incorporated into the revision.

35 posted on 07/19/2013 7:37:07 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
There's some oddness WRT the revision functionality; it keeps showing the old version.
This link should work for the new revision:
36 posted on 07/19/2013 7:49:01 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: USS Johnston; John Semmens; The Looking Spoon; EveningStar; EEGator; Venturer; laplata; ...

A handy guide for interacting with government agents.


37 posted on 07/19/2013 10:23:26 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

My pastor goes to Haiti quite a bit. When he is confronted by people who want to harm him, he goes stupid. People tend to feel sorry for stupid people or get frustrated and give up.


38 posted on 07/19/2013 10:36:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: x1stcav

Amen! Whites are now what the Jews were in the 1930’s-45 Germany. The Federal Government’s Department of Justice is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deprive you of the legal ability and means to defend the lives of yourself and your family. They also working equally hard to deprive you of the protection of the law. Once these goals are accomplished, they will then unleash their mobs to kill you and take your possessions. Just as happened in Germany. Think this won’t happen? So did the Jews. I know. I know we got guns. This is what the Travon shit is all about. Think they give a damn if some Black hoodlum got killed? No, not any more than they did with al the others, but with this case, we can use it to advance their agenda and may implement it[their agenda]. Better wake up!


39 posted on 07/19/2013 10:37:30 AM PDT by sport
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To: OneWingedShark

Did you file the appropriate application, in triplicate?

I don’t recall. / What difference does it make?


I just learned about it on TV .....


40 posted on 07/19/2013 10:40:27 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: OneWingedShark

The new link doesn’t work for me but I am getting the revised version at the original link. My favorite line is still this one: “Plead for mercy from these angels of the only god that exists: the government.” I love that.

My suggestion, for what it’s worth, is to do another round of editing, and be really ruthless. I’d chop it down so that there’s only one or two ultra punchy sentences after each letter. I’d aim to keep them brief enough to fit in the space directly beside the letter without spilling into extra lines below.


41 posted on 07/19/2013 10:43:57 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: AppyPappy

Is your pastor white or black?


42 posted on 07/19/2013 10:44:32 AM PDT by x1stcav (Whites, you'd better understand. It is now open season on you.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Great idea! lol

I'd suggest offering some helpful tips at the end, if nothing but a reminder to live to fight another day, rather than leaving the reader with those last sarcastic comments of all powerful overlords.

I think you're on to something that might come in handy to remember, in the not to distant future.

43 posted on 07/19/2013 10:55:04 AM PDT by Errant
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To: AppyPappy

My pastor goes to Haiti quite a bit. When he is confronted by people who want to harm him, he goes stupid.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

GOES stupid? Anyone who goes to Haiti quite a bit doensn’t have that far to go.

(Sorry. Weak attempt at humor. I’m assuming the pastor is doing mission trips)


44 posted on 07/19/2013 10:55:46 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: OneWingedShark; null and void

Great satirical content. It’s the kind that makes you shake your head in disgust, because although it is meant as irony, it’s also very close to the truth.

Also, I chuckled at null and void’s cartoon of the child hiding under his desk in case of nuclear attack. I grew up during that time and remember the drills well. It’s also one of the first things I thought of when I read the brochure. Then I scrolled down and voila!.....GMTA :-)


45 posted on 07/19/2013 11:10:11 AM PDT by dansangel (Rest in peace, .45MAN)
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To: OneWingedShark
Ha! Very well done except you're really pushing it with the reference to ‘pleasure’.
46 posted on 07/19/2013 11:12:54 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: dansangel

Yeah, well, the duck-and-cover drills had a special sense of urgency during the Cuban missile crisis and while attending school on a military base in the South East...


47 posted on 07/19/2013 11:14:41 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

Gee, how I miss Al Capp.


48 posted on 07/19/2013 11:17:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: OneWingedShark
This link should work for the new revision

It should. I, of course, can't get it to work in either Firefox or Safari. *sigh*

49 posted on 07/19/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Me too.


50 posted on 07/19/2013 11:19:55 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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