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Old 02-10-2019, 12:06 AM
 
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Yes, it’s a dangerous thing to do. A stranger can walk up saying “Debbie, Hi!” and they’ll stand there thinkibgvegetevfo I know him from, when it’s a trick.
I would think most would ask "Do I know you?" and not just automatically assume that they know a stranger because they are saying their name.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:13 AM
 
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That's her business, not mine. I don't see a problem with people personalizing their license plate with their name or whatever. Not everybody lives their life in fear.
I understand that but I don’t see the purpose or benefit. It’s like walking around with a name tag on all the time. For who?
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:16 AM
 
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I would think most would ask "Do I know you?" and not just automatically assume that they know a stranger because they are saying their name.
Yes but that enough extra time for the person to be vulnerable, cause you’re gonna stand there and wait for him to get to you cause there’s that uncertainty whether he’s someone you’ve met. In any case it has worked with kids and I would probably hesitate at first as well. I guess I see the risk but not any benefit.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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Yes, it’s a dangerous thing to do. A stranger can walk up saying “Debbie, Hi!” and they’ll stand there thinkibgvegetevfo I know him from, when it’s a trick. They earn kids about this, cause pedophiles have stalked kids Facebook pages (by pretending to be a kid), they know her first name and where she goes, when her softball game is, and approach using her name, saying he’s a friend of her dad or whatever, and the kids are vulnerable.

I noticed today one of my coworkers has her first name on her plate, and it’s a very uncommon name. I might be paranoid, but I wouldn’t do it. To be honest I don’t see the purpose.
It's a trick? Doesn't sound like a very useful one. What's the point?

"Hi, Debbie!"

"Huh? I have no idea who you are. But, sure, since you said my first name and because I can't imagine how that could be unless we're acquanited - and it can't possible be because the plate on my Prius says 'Debbie' - then I'll definitely go with you. What, you want to put zip-ties on me and make me ride in the trunk? Sure! After all, you know my name!"

Come.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Canada
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But who among us considers the word ass offensive anymore? We've all got one. I'm sitting on mine right now.
Here's a sample from the Province of Ontario, see #6, appropriate personalized message.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/personal...late#section-5
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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I had an appointment with my Army gynecology clinic (not given the Dr.'s name; just the date and time) and when I was called from the waiting room the nurse told me that I would be seeing Captain Massengill (sp?).

The nurse started laughing at the look on my face and I started to giggle loudly, too. I wonder if there were people who fit their profession to their surname.
I was in a Medical office building one day in Northern Virginia, and was looking at the directory in the lobby. There was an OB/GYN listed as Harry Beaver. If it were not before the advent of cell phones, I would have snapped a picture of it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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If I use my call sign on air, it pretty much stays within the ham community. If I put it on my license plate, it's out there for everyone to see. I'm also retired LE. I don't need to make it easier for criminals to find me.

IF you use your call sign on the air? Really? IF you are a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, you KNOW you are required to broadcast your call sign, when and how often it is required!
As a retired LE, you should be aware that there are thousands of scanners in use every day, not to mention multi-band receivers that shortwave listeners roam the bands seeing what they can find.
You would be surprised at how many people outside the Ham community have your call sign written down in some log book!


For that matter, it is amazing how many people have access to a Vehicle Registration List printed by the State DMV. Sure, it is supposed to be restricted to Law Enforcement and Security Guards, but a lot of ordinary people have access to that book and can look up your license plate number. I often wonder if it is available to anyone, on line. I would not find that surprising.
Let's face it, "privacy" and "security" are illusions in today's world. In any large town or city, there is a good chance there is a security camera or traffic camera watching you at any time, any where. Even in some rural areas, there are private or community cameras.
SMILE, YOU'RE ON CANDID CAMERA!
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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It's a trick? Doesn't sound like a very useful one. What's the point?

"Hi, Debbie!"

"Huh? I have no idea who you are. But, sure, since you said my first name and because I can't imagine how that could be unless we're acquanited - and it can't possible be because the plate on my Prius says 'Debbie' - then I'll definitely go with you. What, you want to put zip-ties on me and make me ride in the trunk? Sure! After all, you know my name!"

Come.
On.

You can hesitate long enough for them to get to you. Maybe high odds against this happening, but again what’s the benefit that makes it worth any risk however small?
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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You can hesitate long enough for them to get to you.
And why would a vanity plate make any difference?

Do you not allow people to say your name in public, in case a stranger might overhear?

But really, couldn't said stranger just say "Hey, how are you doing?" To get your attention for a moment?
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:30 AM
 
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And why would a vanity plate make any difference?

Do you not allow people to say your name in public, in case a stranger might overhear?

But really, couldn't said stranger just say "Hey, how are you doing?" To get your attention for a moment?
It’s just my opinion not anything I feel Like digging my heels in about or arguing this much about. Just my opinion, ok?. Again I see no benefit to it. Again to me it’s like walking around with a name tag on 24 hours a day.
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