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How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« on: June 20, 2022, 09:54:01 AM »
The Italians don't put up with that crap.  :rofl:

Not that it lasted long, but it was good to see people not putting up with that stuff. I would imagine that if citizens in the US did this, they would face some kind of lawsuits or legal ramifications for assault or something.

https://youtu.be/fUG-mjZV46A
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2022, 10:07:50 AM »
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2022, 10:16:16 AM »

Somebody hates Illinois Nazis.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2022, 10:19:16 AM »
Somebody hates Illinois Nazis.

I don't care what state they're from
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2022, 10:26:40 AM »
I expected the truck on the right to engage Steamroller Mode at any moment.

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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2022, 11:17:43 AM »
That banner looks like cloth.  Wonder if it would be legal to tie them to the guardrail with their own banner?  Maybe just wrap one of them up in it like a mummy and dump them in the ditch.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2022, 11:42:08 AM »
This is how you deal with that bullshit...

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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2022, 01:01:25 PM »
The guy in shorts needs a roll of gorilla tape
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2022, 01:54:20 PM »
The problem here is there is just not enough normal people that just want to get on with life. The protesters most likely meet some dude in a dodge truck that is on their same autistic rainbow, just a different side.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2022, 01:55:34 PM »
I wonder how much trouble you would get in if you zip tied them to the guardrail?

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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2022, 02:14:13 PM »
Some of the comments illustrate a major problem in this country - YOU will get in trouble if you do anything. Who will go after you? THE POLICE, THAT'S WHO!

Is it any wonder that societal support for the boys in blue is seeing a steady decline, largely due to politicians who order the cops to do either nothing or the wrong thing?
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2022, 03:46:50 PM »
There is a non posting member of this board who is working on flame throwers on the bumper. I personally would consider bear spray or even a well deployed dry chemical fire extinguisher.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2022, 05:02:26 PM »
Might be hard to see using the dry chem.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2022, 05:50:35 PM »
There is a non posting member of this board who is working on flame throwers on the bumper. I personally would consider bear spray or even a well deployed dry chemical fire extinguisher.

I seem to remember a company in South Africa actually selling flame thrower kits for cars
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2022, 05:53:46 PM »
Flamethrower now an option on S. African cars
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/9812/11/flame.thrower.car/

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SOUTH AFRICA: FLAME THROWING DEVICE TO COMBAT CAR JACKING (V)
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2022, 10:00:39 AM »
There is a non posting member of this board who is working on flame throwers on the bumper. I personally would consider bear spray or even a well deployed dry chemical fire extinguisher.

There are dozens and dozens of non-lethal crowd control options but they never seem to get used when it would be appropriate.
Hell, a couple of simple truck mounted water cannons would have done wonders in most of the summer riots we saw a couple of years ago.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2022, 01:13:10 PM »
There are dozens and dozens of non-lethal crowd control options but they never seem to get used when it would be appropriate.
Hell, a couple of simple truck mounted water cannons would have done wonders in most of the summer riots we saw a couple of years ago.

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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2022, 10:37:10 AM »
I wonder how much trouble you would get in if you zip tied them to the guardrail?

I thought tossing that dude over the guardrail was a better solution

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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2022, 11:14:07 AM »
Re the flamethrower:

"The first buyer, Police Superintendent David Walkley of Johannesburg's crime intelligence unit, is satisfied the Blaster is legal, provided it is used correctly.

'It depends entirely on the circumstances and whether you can justify self-defense,' he said.

'Yes, there are certain risks in using it, but there are also risks in not having anything at all.' "

Variation:  "I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it."  :rofl:
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2022, 11:38:40 AM »
Under Barrel Flamethrower on a Mk18: The Pulsefire by Exothermic Technology
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2022, 12:51:34 PM »
Under Barrel Flamethrower on a Mk18: The Pulsefire by Exothermic Technology
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/S-E6B0WBszI

That must be new. I have the regular Pulsefire. If they had that one when I bought mine, I woulda got that instead. Then the neighbors could really roll their eyes every time I burn brush piles.  =D
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2022, 01:32:22 PM »
^^^After watching that video, I am envious.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2022, 02:16:25 PM »
As I am sure you noticed, take care in high winds. 
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2022, 04:02:37 PM »
That must be new. I have the regular Pulsefire. If they had that one when I bought mine, I woulda got that instead. Then the neighbors could really roll their eyes every time I burn brush piles.  =D

That is pretty slick.  Going to add that to the want list.  I wonder if it would mount to a... never mind.

What is it with people idiots still taking videos with their phones in portrait mode?  Especially when it's to demonstrate a product they are selling.  Hell, even few commercial video and TV stations are sometimes cropping video to look like portrait-mode cell phone video.  They must think it looks edgy or fashionable or something.  Take your stupid videos in 16:9 or 16:10 mode for cryin' out loud!  It looks better and every smart phone on the planet can do it.

Okay, I'll quiet down and go back to sleep.
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Re: How to Handle Road Blocking Protestors
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2022, 04:05:57 PM »
What is it with people idiots still taking videos with their phones in portrait mode?  Especially when it's to demonstrate a product they are selling.  Hell, even few commercial video and TV stations are sometimes cropping video to look like portrait-mode cell phone video.  They must think it looks edgy or fashionable or something.  Take your stupid videos in 16:9 or 16:10 mode for cryin' out loud!  It looks better and every smart phone on the planet can do it.

Okay, I'll quiet down and go back to sleep.

I'm right there with you. Ought to be a special place in hell for those people.  :old:
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