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    Might just get a chance to speak to Eric about the Roundup plans for this year.

    Free admission, food and crafts vendors all in the center of the known universe.

    http://www.ashlandstrawberryfaire.com/

    http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/as...trawberryfaire

    Looks like a natural for a come as your are OC event - being set up on city streets.

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    An opportunity to walk off breakfast.

    Some of you - and you know who you are - need to cancel your Saturday chores/

    stay safe.
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    skidmark wrote:
    An opportunity to walk off breakfast.

    Some of you - and you know who you are - need to cancel your Saturday chores/

    stay safe.
    It's supposed to rain anyway:X

    I wonder what the market for mud will be this year.

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    peter nap wrote:
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    An opportunity to walk off breakfast.

    Some of you - and you know who you are - need to cancel your Saturday chores/

    stay safe.
    It's supposed to rain anyway:X

    I wonder what the market for mud will be this year.
    Rain permitted after sunset only. :?

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    And Peter can come by and get his tree out of my yard after the event, considering he will already be in the area.

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    bmartinxd45 wrote:
    And Peter can come by and get his tree out of my yard after the event, considering he will already be in the area
    I need that tree!

    Grapeshot...what was that phrase you used the other day..."Spare Time"?

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    peter nap wrote:
    bmartinxd45 wrote:
    And Peter can come by and get his tree out of my yard after the event, considering he will already be in the area
    I need that tree!

    Grapeshot...what was that phrase you used the other day..."Spare Time"?
    That is the time between the shutter click and the image being recorded. :P

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    I can't make the Berry Festival in Ashland, I am taking my boys to the Pinks-All Out Drag Race at Virginia Motorsports Park that day.

    Peter, My wife should be at home after 2:00 P.M. if you are indeed interested in getting the tree. It is still there as it is way to big for me to move. Give me a call and we can firm things up. If you lost the number, PM me and I will send it to you.

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    bmartinxd45 wrote:
    I can't make the Berry Festival in Ashland, I am taking my boys to the Pinks-All Out Drag Race at Virginia Motorsports Park that day.

    Peter, My wife should be at home after 2:00 P.M. if you are indeed interested in getting the tree. It is still there as it is way to big for me to move. Give me a call and we can firm things up. If you lost the number, PM me and I will send it to you.
    Will Do!
    Things are a little disorganized today. I'm at the farm now inspecting my mud crop.
    I expect it will rain soon because the internet keeps going down.:X

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    Things I learned at the Strawberry Faire:

    1) Retired Ashland Police sergeants (or at least one of them) are good guys. One came up to us to tell us he had been sent to check on a WBOFWAG (Whole Bunch of Folks With a Gun) call but knew as long as we stayed on the street or sidewalk we were OK. He did caution us that Randolph-Macon College cops were also looking at us.Peter Napgot some video & sound of the conversation.


    2) There are four (4) phrases that politicians and their flacks use: 1) "a supporter of the Second Amendment" which seems to mean they are not actively campaigning to repeal it; 2) "a friend of the Second Amendment" which seems to mean they will cast a vote that the NRA considers positive, but they are not going to introduce or cosponsor anything until just before the final vote. This can also mean they will vote against a gun-rights positive bill in every preliminary and parliamentary vote except the final one; 3) "I am a friend of gun rights" which seems to mean I will tell anyone who asks me a direct question about gun rights that I will not vote to restrict or reduce them any more than they already are; and 4) "I am opposed to any more gun control" which seems to mean they will not vote for any gun control measure. That of course can include voting "Present" or "Abstain" as well as not being physically present when the roll is called. It certainly does not mean they will do anything to eliminate any existing gun control measure.

    Iwas notable to find a politician or any of their flacks (is the plural "flaccum" or is it "flacci"?) who will say they want to eliminate any existing gun control measure.

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    Interesting conversation (consensual) with the Chief himself of RMCPD who advised us that RMC was private property - 'nother subject for another time I suggested.

    He wanted to know whether my handgun was loaded and whether their was one in the chamber. All I could do to answer him while laughing! "Sure it is - it would be an expensive paper weight otherwise." He said he didn't want to have another Va. Tech type incident there - OK let the good people defend themselves then.

    Must have had the entire department on their bicycles watching us for a while. They for the most part got tired of our watching them watching us after a bit. Did have several good conversations with 3 other people and gave out VCDL info and OC cards.

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    Video's uploading now.
    Skidmark was on his best behavior...and the cop was behaving but remember, beware of friendly cops. They aren't really

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    peter nap wrote:
    Video's uploading now.
    Skidmark was on his best behavior...and the cop was behaving but remember, beware of friendly cops. They aren't really
    Looking forward to that link.

    Only trick that they missed (I think) was photographing us.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    Video's uploading now.
    Skidmark was on his best behavior...and the cop was behaving but remember, beware of friendly cops. They aren't really
    Looking forward to that link.

    Only trick that they missed (I think) was photographing us.

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    That's because they were too busy trying to not be photographed

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    Gave my GSL button to a guy that had an empty holster on his belt, after peter informed him of the legality of being able to carry at the Strawberry Faire, and just before he went to his truck to get his gun. Never checked back to make sure if he did. I think he was posted up beyond the invisible boundary on a public street that turned it private anyway, or something like that.

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    We had the daily storm and I had to cut the image quality to get it uploaded.


    http://vimeo.com/12336203

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    peter nap wrote:
    We had the daily storm and I had to cut the image quality to get it uploaded.
    When the stills cut in, the audio will go blank but there won't be any question when the end comes.

    http://www.vimeo.com/12325785
    The ending was quite nice.

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    I look like Forrest Gump.

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    *&%(*%*%$%#$!

    That looked like fun! I am ashamed my "Saturday chores" got in the way.

    Of course as humid as it was, they would probably have disarmed me for "safety" because I would have been so damp, they would fear I was getting ready to fall out on the ground.

    Nice work folks, and good video Peter. Very interesting reactions.
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    *&%(*%*%$%#$!

    That looked like fun! I am ashamed my "Saturday chores" got in the way.

    Of course as humid as it was, they would probably have disarmed me for "safety" because I would have been so damp, they would fear I was getting ready to fall out on the ground.

    Nice work folks, and good video Peter. Very interesting reactions.
    Should have been with me when I was photographing the Hanover Cop being abducted yesterday.

    That was fun...not:X

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    Should have been with me when I was photographing the Hanover Cop being abducted yesterday.

    That was fun...not:X
    PM me?
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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Interesting conversation (consensual) with the Chief himself of RMCPD who advised us that RMC was private property - 'nother subject for another time I suggested.

    He wanted to know whether my handgun was loaded and whether their was one in the chamber. All I could do to answer him while laughing! "Sure it is - it would be an expensive paper weight otherwise." He said he didn't want to have another Va. Tech type incident there - OK let the good people defend themselves then.

    Must have had the entire department on their bicycles watching us for a while...
    I know this thread is old, but as a former student at RMC I had to respond.

    It looks like from the video you guys were on College Ave. Despite the name, you were 100% correct -- it is a public street, as are ALL of the streets surrounding the college.

    By the way RMC's "Campus Safety" (their official title) are not police. In fact, they are not even licensed security, so if one had touched you, you could have had him arrested. 90% of their "job" consists of writing "tickets" (which are legally worthless since they aren't real cops) to students who park in a faculty lot for 5 minutes to unload groceries instead of parking 2 blocks away. In case you didn't notice, they are totally unarmed
    . At the same time RMC bans guns (including air and BB), knives and slingshots (yes, really) from anybody else's possession. Just how they intend to stop a "Va Tech type incident" without guns is a question I would loved to have put to the "chief." I suppose he will politely ask the rampaging murderer to leave RMC property.

    Good to see you weren't intimidated by RMC's jokes with fake badges.




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    Virginian683 wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    Interesting conversation (consensual) with the Chief himself of RMCPD who advised us that RMC was private property - 'nother subject for another time I suggested.

    He wanted to know whether my handgun was loaded and whether their was one in the chamber. All I could do to answer him while laughing! "Sure it is - it would be an expensive paper weight otherwise." He said he didn't want to have another Va. Tech type incident there - OK let the good people defend themselves then.

    Must have had the entire department on their bicycles watching us for a while...
    I know this thread is old, but as a former student at RMC I had to respond.

    It looks like from the video you guys were on College Ave. Despite the name, you were 100% correct -- it is a public street, as are ALL of the streets surrounding the college.

    By the way RMC's "Campus Safety" (their official title) are not police. In fact, they are not even licensed security, so if one had touched you, you could have had him arrested. 90% of their "job" consists of writing "tickets" (which are legally worthless since they aren't real cops) to students who park in a faculty lot for 5 minutes to unload groceries instead of parking 2 blocks away. In case you didn't notice, they are totally unarmed
    . At the same time RMC bans guns (including air and BB), knives and slingshots (yes, really) from anybody else's possession. Just how they intend to stop a "Va Tech type incident" without guns is a question I would loved to have put to the "chief." I suppose he will politely ask the rampaging murderer to leave RMC property.

    Good to see you weren't intimidated by RMC's jokes with fake badges.
    It was a day full of fun, including listening to the Chief.

    He tried to make the point that we couldn't carry on campus - discussion for another day we said. The worst that could have happened was that we would have had to be asked to leave if we had walked onto the campus and if we had not then left, we could have been charged with trespass. We had no plans or desires along those lines that day. I do know very personally two people that CCd at an outdoor graduation on that campus though.

    A man told me that I could not OC where we were - that it was illegal - believe he was the one that complained to the Chief. When the Chief told us that we had attracted a level of attention, I opined that I guess his officers hadn't taken note of all the people CCing. His reaction was a classic :shock: - you could almost hear his eyes pop.

    When will the colleges and universities get it right? It is their policies that enfranchise the violence on their campuses! Their invisible fences are rich with disarmed/helpless people!

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