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Citizen holds man at gunpoint after seeing him swing knife in fight

SALT LAKE CITY — A civilian risked his life to save a man from being attacked by a suspect with a knife in Salt Lake City.

The incident occurred on March 17 north of the city.

“I was just in my car on North Temple, I saw a guy pull a knife on another guy, a fight ensued, the guy with the knife was swinging it several times at the unarmed person,” said Nick, the civilian, who declined to give his last name.”

Nick, a retired police officer, decided to step in and pull his gun on the suspect.

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3 votes

12 Utah police officers disciplined for lying, drinking, other offenses

Sandy • A drunk-driving conviction earned a Washington County Sheriff's lieutenant three-year suspension of his police powers on Monday, and a Salt Lake City police officer had his authority revoked over a disputed episode at a burglary scene.

The Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council disciplined 12 current or former officers at its quarterly meeting.

15 votes

Where is the Best Place in America to Live Free?

Hey Guys,

This is a fun group to ask things. My wife and I have been considering this question for about a year now. Everywhere has its advantages and disadvantages so by nature this question will have a somewhat opinionated answer as things that may be important to some are less important to others. I want to hear your pitch either way. Here are two.

Utah

9 votes

The Founding Fathers were just a pack of Sexist, Racist, Terrorist Pigs.

This is what my 16 year old sister-in-law had to say to me when she got home from school today. Apparently it is true because the founding fathers did not immediately push for women's suffrage, the emancipation of slaves, nor did they engage in traditional methods of warfare. She further argued that they wrote "all men are created equal" but only meant that "all white men with land are created equal."

12 votes

Are We Losing the Comments War?

Lately I have begun to spend less of my internet time on facebook (still not sure how I got sucked into arguing about that dress...) and more time outside the happy land of real news. There is enormous amount of news articles that cater to neo-cons, wanna be tea-partyers and die hard liberals. There are also hundreds of articles on Scott Walker.

13 votes

The crisis is in two days. You have only $1,500 and nothing else. What do you get?

Tax returns are coming back so a lot of the paycheck to paycheck folks are getting some money for the first time in awhile. Let's say someone doesn't have much of anything outside a decent shelter near a water source and they want to be more prepared.

With $1,500 what would you suggest that they get first if you suspected that a crisis was going to occur in a month. Be as elaborate as you want. A lot of folks don't know where to start really. Thanks for the input!

8 votes

Is anyone else a News Addict?

Ever since I was sixteen years old I would read the news daily; not just political articles but everything unrelated to celebrities or sports such as science, business, war, etc.

Over the years I spend more and more of my day thinking about and looking up news articles. It went from half an hour a day to several hours per day. I won't even go to sleep until I feel that I have read enough.

My routine involves hitting up the Drudgereport, Infowars, Zerohedge, Brietbart (sometimes), Google News (to see what other people see), and the Dailypaul of course.

7 votes

Escaping Debaltseve Ukraine. The Argument for Gold over Silver.

For all the news junkies out there, you know what happened in Debaltseve Ukraine more or less. It was surrounded by separatists and laid siege to. Thousands of Western-backed Ukrainians (fascists) held for awhile before retreating.

Imagine for a moment that Debaltseve is your home. The population according to wikipedia was 25,000 or so people. If you stay then your supplies will be pillaged and stolen by the defenders. You have artillery blowing up your neighborhood. Your family is likely in danger of being raped/killed by either the incoming or defending forces.

17 votes

Operation Chokepoint Update, FCC's Internet Takeover, and Our Exit Strategy

There is a more concentrated effort by the Administration to shut down dealers of precious metals and firearms now. Operation Chokepoint is all about going after dealers via financial institutions. Here is an update by Mike Maloney since his first video about it.


http://youtu.be/pwlQgNisgqA

Also, on a related note the FCC has a 322 page document on how the feds plan on regulating the internet. We aren't allowed to know what is in it until the FCC votes on it. It doesn't sound like Congress has a say.

19 votes

Challenge Every Fine Every Time.

My name is Stan. I am a retired Sergeant of the Police force for 14 years. I was also a police prosecutor at times, so I know what I am talking about. I spent half my life in Magistrates Court during my time in the Force. I was only ever a very fair copper, and I am proud of my time in the job, looking after the interests of citizens, often to the detriment of my family and my health.

I never booked any driver for a trifling offence “ever”. People committing trifling offences commonly used to get a warning and a licence / vehicle check. It had to be serious before I booked anyone.

17 votes

No more Rogue in Roguebeekeeper

If this bill passes then my name won't make sense anymore. Currently I would need to pay a $10 fee to the state to have my two hives. Last year I went rogue on this and didn't pay anything. I think there is a five year minimum sentence in prison for that. Right now the same guy that sponsored the bill to cut off the NSA's water decided to write a bill to remove the requirement to register with the state if you have less than 5 hives (as well as the prison sentence).

http://libertasutah.org/legislation/hb224-deregulating-beeke...

11 votes

It couldn't get any more corrupt than this.

Romney and Jeb Bush to Meet in Utah

"...raising the possibility that the two former governors will find a way to avoid competing presidential campaigns that would split the Republican establishment next year,..."

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/us/politics/romney-and-...

21 votes

I Gave an Obama Voter a Taste of their Own Poison.

This actually happened a couple of months ago but I was smiling about it today so I thought that I'd share.

So there were these two guys at work in the corner. I didn't really know either of them. The first one is about 40 years old, short, white, has a nasally whiny voice, and complains about the evil tea party all of the time. I will call him Obama fan boy from here on out (I still don't know his name, maybe Matt?).

17 votes

Everything about Honeybees!

Last year I tried Honeybees for the first time so I can't say that I am some sort of genius on the subject but there have been quite a few folks here asking about it so I thought I'd share my experience. We are getting close to Spring and that is a good time to order a colony so now is a great time to study up.

Here are a few of the attention grabbing reasons that got me started on wanting to do beekeeping in the first place.

1. They don't require a whole lot of space. If you live in the city you can put a hive in the backyard without any worries about you or your chickens or your neighbors getting stung.

2. Bees are docile. Winnie the Poo makes bees look like a warrior bug but they really go out of their way to leave you alone. You can mess around in their hive for 15 minutes before they begin to get too annoyed. Also, see point number one. It is nice having an insect that isn't out to get you. My neighbor growing up managed 8 hives and her husband had a bee allergy. In 10 years he had never been stung despite mowing the lawn close to the hives and being outside often.

3. Honey! The stuff never goes bad. It is also packed with nutrients. Honey is medicinal. Honey helps combat allergies. It is the gold of the food world and it is easy to sell/store. A hive in the first year may make 10-40 pounds of honey and produce typically 50-100 pounds in the second year. At $4-$8 per pound for honey you can pay off all of the expenses of getting started in two years.

4. This is not a very time consuming hobby. I spent about 15 minutes every other week on my hive and then a few hours when it came to be honey time.

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