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Man With Machete Arrested at Convention Protest
abc ^ | 8/26/2012 | ap

Posted on 08/26/2012 7:09:14 PM PDT by tobyhill

At least one arrest has been made during protests near the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Authorities say that on Sunday at about 2:15 p.m., officers spotted a man they said had a machete strapped to his leg. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says deputies ordered 31-year-old Jason Wilson to stop but he kept walking.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: electionviolence; floriduh; tampa2012

1 posted on 08/26/2012 7:09:19 PM PDT by tobyhill
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2 posted on 08/26/2012 7:18:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: tobyhill

3 posted on 08/26/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill

Yesterday I went to a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field down in St.Pete and they had the fans clearing out fast. There was no dilly-dallying.

There were a bunch of 99%-ers protesting outside the Trop where the RNC members were having a cocktail party.

Bunch of idiots.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 7:21:01 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Vic Morrow is my new heartthrob :))
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To: ClearCase_guy

An Obamabot, doing the work for Dictator, Barack Hussein “Muslim Brotherhood Adoree”” Obama and his Democrat Party!!!


5 posted on 08/26/2012 7:21:54 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Doogle

Machete? It looks more like a Kukri.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 7:22:26 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: tobyhill

Just found out today, the Tampa police have purchased a sound cannon which orders people to disburse in a very very loud voice in alternately Spanish and English. The voice is my nephew’s. I’m really quite proud.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 7:27:35 PM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I think that’s because it is a Kukri. The headline writer is an idiot.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 7:32:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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9 posted on 08/26/2012 7:34:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Kukri Machete.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 7:40:11 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Doogle

That’s not a machete.


11 posted on 08/26/2012 7:42:29 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Agreed. It sure ain’t no budget-cuttin’ knife...


12 posted on 08/26/2012 7:42:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well, there ya go!


13 posted on 08/26/2012 7:47:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

At least the writer didn’t call it an AK47.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: 2111USMC

There’s a picture about that. It’s hysterical.


15 posted on 08/26/2012 7:54:07 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: 2111USMC

NAH...that was one of them there automatic Glock knives with 50 rounds, er, um, I mean 50 blades.
Uh, no... its a Luger Machete!


16 posted on 08/26/2012 7:55:32 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Clint N. Suhks

*shruggs*


17 posted on 08/26/2012 8:02:24 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
That's not a machete, that's a kukri. I guess we now need a knife identification guide to match the classic AK-47 recognition guide.

You want machetes. . . .


18 posted on 08/26/2012 8:07:11 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Doogle

When I was a kid, I had a machete. It was a lot bigger than that.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 8:12:17 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Gator113
“Kukri Machete.”

I looked at machetes on Amazon a few months ago and didn't get one. Think it would be good for cutting down some small, light weight limbs/vines that grow over into my garden from the neighbor's side. Such a device is also good for lopping off heads of zombies.

What kind/brand do you suggest? I don't want to have to get a loan at the bank to buy it.

20 posted on 08/26/2012 8:23:49 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Pretty sure that's an assault knife...

;-\

21 posted on 08/26/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barrio Bummer ~ America's First Gay President")
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To: Cyber Liberty

“The headline writer is an idiot.”

Then there’s this from the article...

“...police say he said told them...”

Wasn’t there a FR article within the last day or so about print media getting rid of editors? Sounds like a bad idea...


22 posted on 08/26/2012 8:41:49 PM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: Marcella

Sorry, but I haven’t studied the subject. I only know what it is called because I was looking at them awhile back. Some were very expensive, several hundred dollars, but I doubt that you would need an expensive tool/weapon.

What I have is an old Machete that I have owned for over 40 years and I don’t even remember where I got it. I have used it for knocking down Canadian bull-weed and wild blackberry brush.


23 posted on 08/26/2012 9:02:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Marcella
Such a device is also good for lopping off heads of zombies.

That's what I use mine for.

24 posted on 08/26/2012 9:04:29 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Gator113

Well, there isn’t one here at my house. I’ll check those on Amazon again and go medium cost, whatever that is. It needs to keep an edge and be able to take down those vines/limbs. Those limbs are not thick and woody at this time but they will get that way. I need to whack them down when cool weather gets here. It’s about 100 degrees every day right now.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 9:21:36 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Gator113

Well, there isn’t one here at my house. I’ll check those on Amazon again and go medium cost, whatever that is. It needs to keep an edge and be able to take down those vines/limbs. Those limbs are not thick and woody at this time but they will get that way. I need to whack them down when cool weather gets here. It’s about 100 degrees every day right now.


26 posted on 08/26/2012 9:23:52 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

"...That's not a kukri...THAT'S a kukri!"

27 posted on 08/26/2012 9:30:08 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Rub some bacon on it.")
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...Yeah ...and learn how to use it from a kookerybook


28 posted on 08/26/2012 9:50:14 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Marcella

You can keep that 100*, I can’t breath air that hot.


29 posted on 08/26/2012 10:32:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Marcella

Get a standard US-military-issue machete. The 18” one works fine. There’s a longer one available too, and one with a sawblade on the spine, but I don’t know how useful either one is. My 18” army-issue has lasted 20 years, and would cut through anything up to a 3/4” branch when properly sharpened. They cost about $23 from US Cavalry: http://www.uscav.com/search.aspx?search=machete&tabid=548&os=1&catid=5230


30 posted on 08/26/2012 10:50:31 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

So we have a kook carrying a Kukri!

Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck


31 posted on 08/26/2012 11:01:21 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse; All

Not looks like but definitely is a kukri. Working, not tourist blade- great balance


32 posted on 08/26/2012 11:24:29 PM PDT by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive!)
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To: Marcella

>>>What kind/brand do you suggest?<<<

A knife that you can beat the crap out of without care?

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/DBA-443

$9.97. I own two. They’ve taken significant abuse and are still just fine.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 5:14:23 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Marcella

What kind/brand do you suggest?


I have a couple of the Ontario Knife Co. machetes. one from a mil-surp place posted above (USCav) and a much older same model. The U.S. issue models are simple but very solid. Best tool for limbing small trees and light brush cutting.

Any Tractor Supply is going to have a selection too.


34 posted on 08/27/2012 9:51:37 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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