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    So, I have noticed that a lot of new people have been coming here, so I was wondering how y'all found out about Opencarry.org?

    And I'd like to welcome all new members in advance.

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    Also, anyone who hasn't filled out his/her location in the profile should do it. It's always nice to know who is from what state to give accurate info... If you don't want to fill out the city, that's fine, at least put Utah in.

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    I found the site through the LA Times article. I would imagine most of the new members are from one of the many recent news articles such as the LA Times article and also the articles about the WVC council meeting.

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    I heard about the site from the news article about those having issues in West Valley City. Did not know you existed, nice to be here, nice to meet like minded folks who exercise the rights we have!

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    I read the LA Times article which was posted in a 'net preparedness discussion group and hit the link in the text to here. This is a big breath of fresh air. Haven't OC'd yet though. Still reading blogs, laws and postings. Haven't seen any other OC'ers here in Box Elder county as yet. Guess I should get started!

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    Well, I'd like to welcome all of you, Wow, it's a good thing we've been getting out in the public eye.



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    Ebeye wrote:
    I read the LA Times article which was posted in a 'net preparedness discussion group and hit the link in the text to here. This is a big breath of fresh air. Haven't OC'd yet though. Still reading blogs, laws and postings. Haven't seen any other OC'ers here in Box Elder county as yet. Guess I should get started!
    I've OC'd at the Wal-mart in Brigham City. I'll probably do it again today on my way up to Idaho.

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    my brother is an OC fanatic and told me about the website.

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    Ebeye wrote:
    I read the LA Times article which was posted in a 'net preparedness discussion group and hit the link in the text to here. This is a big breath of fresh air. Haven't OC'd yet though. Still reading blogs, laws and postings. Haven't seen any other OC'ers here in Box Elder county as yet. Guess I should get started!
    Welcome.

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    I heard about the site from the news article about those having issues in West Valley City. Did not know you existed, nice to be here, nice to meet like minded folks who exercise the rights we have!
    Welcome. :celebrate

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    Post *****:P

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    thx997303 wrote:
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    i'm joining the resistance now...

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    I think they should change the name of the Utah forum to...................

    Post ******, cows, and zombies.

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    Hello Everyone!! I first found this site8 or9 months ago when I was searching for OC laws in Utah. I have enjoyed reading all of the information off this site and finally decided to join. (I should have done this 8 or 9 months ago)

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    ainokea wrote:
    Hello Everyone!! I first found this site8 or9 months ago when I was searching for OC laws in Utah. I have enjoyed reading all of the information off this site and finally decided to join. (I should have done this 8 or 9 months ago)
    Welcome! Be sure to post often.

    Also feel free to fill out your city if you want.

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    yep Welcome!

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    ainokea wrote:
    Hello Everyone!! I first found this site8 or9 months ago when I was searching for OC laws in Utah. I have enjoyed reading all of the information off this site and finally decided to join. (I should have done this 8 or 9 months ago)
    Welcome! :celebrate

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    Welcome every new member!
    ”The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world… The first step – in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come – is to teach men to shoot!”
    ~President Theodore Roosevelt

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    ainokea wrote:
    Hello Everyone!! I first found this site8 or9 months ago when I was searching for OC laws in Utah. I have enjoyed reading all of the information off this site and finally decided to join. (I should have done this 8 or 9 months ago)
    Same here! I was just lookinh up some of the laws and came across
    OCDO.

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    Hi.....my name is Dustin and I have horrible ADD and OCD. I like long walks on the beach and the bathroom the morning after I eat 1/2lb of jalapenos.

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    class=F0133itmefs: "....................."

    Once upon a time, there existed creatures called Trolls, or so the legends and folktales say. According to my reference works on these subjects, Trolls of Scandinavian folklore are usually huge ogres with great strength and little wit. The most famous tales of them have them lurking under bridges to demand payment of those who would cross, killing those who would make the attempt without paying the toll. Later, so the texts say, the stories told that they shrank to a smaller, dwarfish folk who inhabited caves. Eventually, they apparently left our world altogether, and were never seen or heard from again.

    But those reports are wrong, for Trolls do indeed exist, even today. They are alive and well and wreaking new havoc on the Internet.

    Do you wish to enter a chatroom or participate on a message board? Beware the Trolls! They will appear when you least expect it, and demand a different kind of payment from you. They will assail you with insults, obscenities, and anything offensive they can think of to get you give them what they really want: attention. They will keep up these attacks to watch you cry out in protest and pain, and the more you do so, the more they will keep it up. That's what they really want, after all: a reaction, anyreaction, for that is the coin by which they measure their success. The more they receive, the more they will continue the behavior that is giving them what they want. That it upsets others is of no concern to them -- or, rather, it is of primaryconcern for them, for upsetting people is their business.

    Like the Trolls of old, they seem to have great strength, given the kinds of trouble they can cause; but ultimately, also like the Trolls of old, they have little wit. They all use the same tactics, and they all resort to the same ways of provoking people. First insult members of the chatroom or board by calling them names, ridiculing their comments and questioning their intelligence. Then start insulting the subject for which the board or chatroom was created. If that doesn't get enough reaction, start upping the ante by bringing in completely unrelated subjects. Tell the other participants that they (or the subject under discussion) are prejudiced racially, sexually, ethnically, religiously -- take your pick, they'll eventually hit 'em all, and then go for the jugular: doing all this while throwing in obscene language and casting other foul aspersions on anyone who happens to be within range. This is, of course, incredibly inflammatory behavior to any marginally civilized person, and a normal sense of justice and fair play naturally demands defense and protest.

    Which is exactly what the Troll is hoping for, because they don'tplay fair. They don't care about the same things that brought the other participants to the site; they only want to get people riled up and see the trouble they created so they can feel big and strong and powerful because they created such a fuss. And while they're watching the outrage and anger fly, they're sitting under the bridge, laughing while they chew on the bones of their victims. All that public indignation has served only one purpose: it fed the Troll's hunger for power and made him happy. It certainly did nothing for the people who got upset.

    Tales tell us that warning signs were put up near bridges where Trolls were believed to be living, to keep unsuspecting folk away so that they would not be robbed or killed. You could not cross that bridge without losing either your money or your life, so it was better to turn around and ignore that bridge. Not especially convenient if that was one of few bridges around and you needed to get to the other side, but eventually, the Troll would either starve to death or leave, and the bridge would be safe again. Until the next Troll moved in, and then the same warnings and behavior would apply.

    Simply put, Trolls are bullies. They are at heart small and mean people who have a need to make themselves feel big and strong, and the easiest way they can find to do that is by mistreating other people and taking pleasure in their pain. It's not healthy, but it's also not something that will be made better by giving in to the bully. It is far better to walk away from him, to ignore him, and even suffer a few punches rather than give him what he wants by crying and begging for mercy or even fighting with him. If you are not a "good victim," he will look elsewhere to get what he wants. And ultimately, if direct action needs to be taken against any bully, it has to come from the proper authorities: in the case of school bullies, the administration and faculty, or even the police, in the case of Internet bullies, the persons on the site who have the power to block or remove their inflammatory and offensive remarks.

    Because if you look closely at what these Internet Trolls say, you will eventually see the truth: They may look like big nasty ogres, but theyre really just sorry little people hiding in their dark caves, coming out to make mischief before running back into hiding where they can watch the trouble they made and laugh all alone in the dark. They're emotional terrorists. Ignoring them isn't easy because it hurts to see them say and do things designed to make people feel upset and angry, but it's the only thing that will make them go away. Ignoring them completely creates an environment that simply does not give them what they're looking for. It's like soaking the woodpile with water: when the match comes along looking for something to burn, it wont catch, so it must go elsewhere to have its fun. But everyonemust turn their backs and not respond, or the Troll will have the hope that if he keeps at it and tries hard enough, he'll get a big enough reaction to start a real fire.

    Be it a Troll under a bridge or a Troll on the Internet, the warning sign is the same:

    DO NOT FEED THE TROLL.


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    33itmefs wrote:
    The fact that you had to copy and paste(as made evident by your html code), really holds no weight for me.
    Thanks I missed that

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