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Police may be using military vehicles because of Pentagon cuts
Fox 2 news ^ | 2/27/2014 | Staff writer

Posted on 03/01/2014 7:04:21 PM PST by MCF

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We may soon see military in armored trucks roaming our city streets. An estimated 13,000 mine-resistant vehicles are expected to be distributed around the country.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: military; pentagon; police; policestate; vehicles

1 posted on 03/01/2014 7:04:21 PM PST by MCF
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To: MCF

Bring back jobs to the USA.

Just saying.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 7:05:32 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Pre-positioning equipment to put down the revolution.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 7:06:45 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: MCF

Oh I want one!


4 posted on 03/01/2014 7:06:55 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: MCF

Who will maintain them and at what cost? They won’t last very long. After a few years they will all be in the scrap heap.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 7:08:41 PM PST by fso301
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Bingo.

The pacification will begin shortly.

6 posted on 03/01/2014 7:09:35 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: MCF

Doughnut shops all over America are going to repaint the lines to make the spaces wider in their parking lots to accommodate these monster trucks.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 7:10:51 PM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: MCF

Stock up on Molotov Cocktails.....


8 posted on 03/01/2014 7:12:26 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MCF

Ukraine: Molotov cocktails hit armoured personnel carrier (BTR)
Rioters sets BTR (armoured personnel carrier) on fire with Molotov cocktails

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bbd_1392754437


9 posted on 03/01/2014 7:12:45 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yep. Sauce for Libya and the Ukraine is not sauce for the Untied States.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 7:14:04 PM PST by Psalm 144 (1. Sow. 2. Reap. 3. Eat the result.)
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To: MCF

Who cant see the obvious here?
The average US Citizen is the proverbial Frog in In the pot of boiling water


11 posted on 03/01/2014 7:14:12 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: MCF

Military vehicles cuz of BUDGETING PROBLEMS, huh?

Wow, your chains are resting VERY lightly, I’d say.

Prolly GayMuzzy’s kooky Bat-Cave was constructed for a RUMMAGE SALE for all the AMMO he’s accumulating, right..?

Uh-huh.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 7:14:39 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MCF

Nonsense those vehicles are extremely expensive to maintain and are hardly a patrol vehicle.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 7:16:00 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MCF

The dog population doesn’t stand a chance now...


14 posted on 03/01/2014 7:16:17 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: MCF

Because of Pentagon cuts my a$$.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 7:40:39 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MCF

Propaganda, originally from a Bloomberg video. Looks like some influential folks are paranoid about peasant voters and imagining scary things about their intentions.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 7:42:14 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: MCF

Clinton and Westly Clark opened this can of posse comitatus with Waco and the Branch Davidians.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 7:47:33 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MCF

These are war machines and weapons and the police are already far too militarized.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 7:48:36 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Obama said he wanted a civilian force as well armed as the military.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 7:56:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

It costs practically to put the batteries on a trickle charge and let them sit.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 7:58:20 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MCF
everything is right on schedule and going cording to plan...
21 posted on 03/01/2014 8:07:04 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TADSLOS
LOLOL!!! just damn...
22 posted on 03/01/2014 8:08:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: DanielRedfoot
"Who cant see the obvious here?"

I must be oblivious here on FR - I don't see the /sarc tag from champions of paramilitary buildup.




23 posted on 03/01/2014 8:11:21 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: MCF

If only they started to wear blue helmets too.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 8:14:17 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Chode
You know it's true.... 🐶
25 posted on 03/01/2014 8:14:25 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS
100%! and THAT, is the dying truth...
26 posted on 03/01/2014 8:15:51 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Obama said he wanted a civilian force as well armed as the military.”

Socialist progressives may have indeed learned something from communism’s past failures, just not the lessons we’d like.

You see, The Spanish Civil War and Pinochet’s Chile have illustrated to far-left radicals that if they really want to bring about socialist revolution in a country that they’re going to have to take steps to ensure that the military is incapable of putting up effective resistance. Now they make sure they gut the military first, infiltrate it with ideological fellow travelers, and ensure that there is a politically “reliable” paramilitary of brownshirts to put down dissent.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 8:18:36 PM PST by jameslalor
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To: samadams2000

There have been some LEOs in small towns waving the “UN is coming” warning flag as of late. I’m not sure if it’s tin foil hat or if they’re modern-day Paul Reveres.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 8:21:18 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

That thing in the White House is so obvious now. Such an evil creep.


29 posted on 03/01/2014 9:14:26 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Your remark is irrelevant to the subject at hand. Chill out and give it a rest.


30 posted on 03/01/2014 10:07:34 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: MCF
“You go to war with the army you have-—not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” - Donald Rumsfield

Next time the army needs this equipment, they won't have them again.
31 posted on 03/01/2014 11:27:29 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: EQAndyBuzz
There are articles on the web describing how to disable the vehicles. The differential "pumpkin" and rear air brake bellows are soft spots. There is only one way in and out...the rear door. Easy to pin it down from the rear. Paint or baby oil on the windshield makes visibility a bitch. There are many more ways to compromise the vehicles with very low tech. There is no justification for government agents to deploy these vehicles against citizens on our own soil.
32 posted on 03/01/2014 11:43:20 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: MCF
Time to reverse engineer the M9A1 and M31 anti-tank (HEAT) rifle grenade. Load some grenade blanks and make some M7A3 and M76 clamp-on launchers for M1 or M1A/M14 rifles. Other rifles with 22mm flash suppressors (such as the FN FAL or Yugoslav Model 59/66 SKS rifle) come with built-in launchers and need only the grenade blanks. While you're at it, reverse engineer HE frag and WP rifle grenades too. The rifle grenade is portable artillery on the cheap. With a range of 400 meters [with the M7 impulse charge or booster cartridge].
33 posted on 03/02/2014 1:04:41 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MCF
So what ever happened to selling surplus?

I mean, you wouldn't have to worry so much what neighborhood you drove through with one of those...

34 posted on 03/02/2014 1:45:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
“...you wouldn't have to worry so much what neighborhood you drove through with one of those...”

Current FedGov policy will not allow armored vehicle sales to non-governmental agencies without demilitarization. If Joe Jones wanted to buy a surplus MRAP, he'd be required to de-mil it (although I don't know to what extent). A county sheriff's office or city police department could get one for a very low price or maybe even donated to them. In any event, the typical MRAP is nothing but a wheeled armored personnel carrier — an armored truck. They get stuck easily, they're very top heavy, blind as a bat when closed up, clumsy vehicles, and very expensive to maintain. They are vulnerable to improvised weapons as primitive as a Molotov Cocktail.

35 posted on 03/02/2014 4:25:23 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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