Off Duty police powers

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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Homer » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:42 am

I wanted to be a Stonecutter, but they had a "no Homers" rule. :(
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby ODIN » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:22 am

Homer wrote:I wanted to be a Stonecutter, but they had a "no Homers" rule. :(


My lodge lets Homers in ;) lol... i can say we have not denied anyone do to a name or a great simpsons episode. We have denied for other reasons though. i dont believe in "rubber stamping" candidates in. So we do a throrough check on you first :D /G\
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:31 pm

Getting this dragged back-on-track...

When you finish your shift, try to dial back down to lowest-ready, and relax until the next time you are on-duty.

Being hyped-and-ready-to-rock 25/8/367 is not all that much fun after a few years.
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Toonces » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:30 pm

Agree 100% with my esteemed and healthy retired colleague.
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Dave Brown » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:58 pm

Homer wrote:I wanted to be a Stonecutter, but they had a "no Homers" rule. :(

See, that was my mistake. I misread the requirements.

They have a "no HomerS" rule, not "no Homer."

Keep trying; you may be the only Homer in the club.

When I tried to join the Stonecutters, they told me there was a no DaveBrown rule, period.

I spent MONTHS trying to learn their "secret handshake" and their secret "password." One needs to be a gymnast to learn all the moves involved in the secret handshake and their secret password requires a combination of trigonometry, algebra and nuclear physics.

When I went down to my first meeting, they laughed and told me there was no secret handshake and the outside password was exactly the same as the inside password. ("Didn't you see 'Eyes Wide Shut'?") THEN they told me about the 'no DaveBrown rule.'

But they did tell me about a lodge where they let ANYONE in - even Pete. So I changed my name to Pete but I sadly failed the polygraph test.

Who knew there would be a polygraph test to get into the Stonecutters! I am going to give up on my dreams and find a more liberal organization who are much more open to the public like the Masons.

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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby GoodWitness » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:58 pm

Does anyone have the secret rings anymore? A friend's grandfather had a ring with a rotating face. One side had the mystical symbol and the other I think was his initials.

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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Longarm9 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:49 am

GoodWitness wrote:Does anyone have the secret rings anymore? A friend's grandfather had a ring with a rotating face. One side had the mystical symbol and the other I think was his initials.


My grandfather was a mason. He had a nifty little gold spherical watch fob that folded out into a cross with all kinds of super secret spooky symbols on it.
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Pete Broccolo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:43 am

You Masons / Shriners kill me!

I challenge you! Me, with my sword, cape and plumed hat, versus you, with your apron, fez, ring and little car! En garde!! :swords:
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Longarm9 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:44 pm

Not a mason myself. I don't want to cross blades with pete!
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Pete Broccolo » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:24 am

Longarm9 wrote:Not a mason myself. I don't want to cross blades with pete!

I have not gotten my own yet, but I have access to some!

I keep looking at them on eBay, but then pull back, not wanting to spend the sheckles.
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Longarm9 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:28 am

Pete Broccolo wrote:
Longarm9 wrote:Not a mason myself. I don't want to cross blades with pete!

I have not gotten my own yet, but I have access to some!

I keep looking at them on eBay, but then pull back, not wanting to spend the sheckles.



It's funny, I'm the same way! lol I've wanted to own a sword for a long time, but I can never bring myself to spend the money because I can't really justify the expense. Maybe some day when I have more disposable income.

You're retired, don't you have all kinds of money to buy stuff like that?
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Pete Broccolo » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:37 am

Longarm9 wrote:
Pete Broccolo wrote:
Longarm9 wrote:Not a mason myself. I don't want to cross blades with pete!

I have not gotten my own yet, but I have access to some!

I keep looking at them on eBay, but then pull back, not wanting to spend the sheckles.



It's funny, I'm the same way! lol I've wanted to own a sword for a long time, but I can never bring myself to spend the money because I can't really justify the expense. Maybe some day when I have more disposable income.

You're retired, don't you have all kinds of money to buy stuff like that?

I'm sorry, you must have me confused with a man who is in charge of his own finances!

The Comm is in control of EVERYTHING, save for my "play account" from my tarbending duties; THAT, I need for my TH runs!!
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby ODIN » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:19 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Homer wrote:I wanted to be a Stonecutter, but they had a "no Homers" rule. :(

See, that was my mistake. I misread the requirements.

They have a "no HomerS" rule, not "no Homer."

Keep trying; you may be the only Homer in the club.

When I tried to join the Stonecutters, they told me there was a no DaveBrown rule, period.

I spent MONTHS trying to learn their "secret handshake" and their secret "password." One needs to be a gymnast to learn all the moves involved in the secret handshake and their secret password requires a combination of trigonometry, algebra and nuclear physics.

When I went down to my first meeting, they laughed and told me there was no secret handshake and the outside password was exactly the same as the inside password. ("Didn't you see 'Eyes Wide Shut'?") THEN they told me about the 'no DaveBrown rule.'



But they did tell me about a lodge where they let ANYONE in - even Pete. So I changed my name to Pete but I sadly failed the polygraph test.

Who knew there would be a polygraph test to get into the Stonecutters! I am going to give up on my dreams and find a more liberal organization who are much more open to the public like the Masons.


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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby ODIN » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:22 am

Longarm9 wrote:
GoodWitness wrote:Does anyone have the secret rings anymore? A friend's grandfather had a ring with a rotating face. One side had the mystical symbol and the other I think was his initials.


My grandfather was a mason. He had a nifty little gold spherical watch fob that folded out into a cross with all kinds of super secret spooky symbols on it.



Most Brethren who have the sphere wear it as a pendant on a chain now. Wow way off topic, if you want a masonic thread start one and I will answer any questions im permitted to answer if anyone wants to know things.
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Re: Off Duty police powers

Postby Pete Broccolo » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:42 am

Being a Mason / Shriner or KofC just makes your off-duty powers that much more awesome! Hey, you apron-wearers, just note that I put you ahead of mine!
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