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Old 11-24-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Here in the KC Metro this lady was driving her kids along in her minivan. Mr. Missouri Joe Redneck, packing heat, was tailgating her. Then, one of her kids threw a candy or hamburger wrapper out and it hit his rig or flung by his rig, but Mr."It's my Gun and I've gotta right ta use it!" drove alongside her at a stop sign and shot her ta death.


A passerby jumped in and tried to help. Her kids told police that he held the mother in his arms and said words to the effect of "hold on, hold on, you're gonna be all right. Help is almost here." She died shortly after that.


Now, we hear of things like this every day in the U.S., don't we? Or similar types of stories. Hearing of this Good Samaritan who tried to help out however he could just saddened me so deeply. This girl was in her early 20's and I believe she left 3 kids behind.


Joe GunTote got his prey, didn't he? Yeah, yeah, 2nd Amendment Right. Yep.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:10 PM
 
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[quote=Blondebaerde;46295420] So, I'm assuming you're writing from Aberdeen, Longview, Centralia, some other white trash ghetto town in WA State?/QUOTE]



Your assumptions are wrong.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The OP hasn't been back in a week, since starting the thread, to explain what he's talking about, and where it took place. The only leaning out and yelling at passers-by I know of is when men catcall women. Some clarification from the OP would be helpful.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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The OP hasn't been back in a week, since starting the thread, to explain what he's talking about, and where it took place. The only leaning out and yelling at passers-by I know of is when men catcall women. Some clarification from the OP would be helpful.
I did answer the question on 11 November:

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Just when you're out walking on the street or sidewalk people will drive by and yell things out their window. Usually really juvenile crap but it happens a little too often. Don't they have anything better to do? It happens in smaller towns and in Seattle too.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:19 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Is this particularly frequent in Washington state? I don't think I've experienced it as much elsewhere. This kind of behavior definitely reeks of small-town losers.
That happened to me several years ago when I and work colleague were walking down the street. However whatever they shouted out I couldn't understand a word of what was said.

State: think it was Michigan.

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Old 11-25-2016, 09:26 PM
 
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Weird. I can attest to the drivers abruptly just turning into your lane though. The sad part is I've grown to expect it, it's just part of Seattle driving. I think they don't SMOG (signal, mirror, over shoulder, go) like we were taught in the Midwest. Perhaps driving schools can implement this.
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Old 11-25-2016, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Weird. I can attest to the drivers abruptly just turning into your lane though. The sad part is I've grown to expect it, it's just part of Seattle driving. I think they don't SMOG (signal, mirror, over shoulder, go) like we were taught in the Midwest. Perhaps driving schools can implement this.


Or it's laziness or some weird competitive thing. Or, I have heard it blamed on driver's being passive-aggressive. I see it all over, though. I have even heard the explanation that people don't want to signal their intention to change lanes because they're afraid someone in the lane they want to pull in to will speed up so they can't get in there! This is what we've turned in to! Oh well, better than having an abscessed tooth.
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:43 PM
 
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I've very pleased with Washington drivers in rural areas. Such a huge improvement compared to CA or other states drivers I'm used to. I can't help but smile seeing people using their turn signs in WA (in CA, they don't, in most parts of the state). Drivers are extremely polite, I'd say. Plenty of unlicensed illegals, insane and violent drivers in CA, by contrast.

I think one shouldn't take a lot of maneuvers by drivers personally and react at all. May be they didn't see your car, may be they're just a bad or impaired driver (such will always get what's coming for them, eventually: always).

Also, when you heard yelling from a car, are you sure it was directed at you? May be there was a fight inside a car and you just heard them yelling at each other as they drove by?

I always have a body camera on me, ready to use it and make it known it's being used, just in case.
Out in a country (where I live), I usually either wear camo, or otherwise look low key. If I have to drive slow, and there's a car behind: I pull to the side letting them pass.

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Old 12-11-2016, 07:44 PM
 
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I always have a body camera on me, ready to use it and make it known it's being used, just in case.
Out in a country (where I live), I usually either wear camo, or otherwise look low key. If I have to drive slow, and there's a car behind: I pull to the side letting them pass.
Dressing in camo is low key?
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:50 PM
 
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Dressing in camo is low key?
Everyone wears camo here, it ain't Seattle.
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