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RE: Water freeze risk?

Why fill your water tank a few weeks before you leave? Fill before you go, no problem, no worry. Pssst... Coronavirus... ;-)
am1958 03/14/20 05:22am General RVing Issues
RE: New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

Come to AZ their parks are open Thinking about it actually. Spring break trips are a no-go, kids school just cancelled until end of April, sports cancelled. Don't really want to expose a certain family member to unnecessary urban settings due to compromised immune. Yet the weather forecast and current water temps in the Phoenix area say that weather will be beautiful and lakes hitting 70deg in a couple weeks. Thought about loading up the camper, hitching up the boat and camp by the lake down there. Just dunno if the parks wil1 be open. Up here in Michigan I'm looking at the same thing... It may be cooler than you'll have but it's a pleasant way of self quarantining...
am1958 03/13/20 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

Idiot politicians. No offense but this post gets the prize for the most redundant post on RV.net in a long, long while... ;)
am1958 03/13/20 03:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Psssst...wanna see a Wall?

For those of you that have been deceived into believing that walls don't work and that high tech will at a lower cost there is one _very_ important fact that the lying press are hiding from you. High tech is utterly dependent on the will of the current administration. So, if an administration wants unfettered immigration - I can't think that anyone would *COUGH* - all they need to do is flip a switch and the border is completely open. A wall, on the other hand, is not subject to the whims of any administration and cannot simply be turned off. Yes, it can be knocked down but the administration would have to justify both the expense and the underlying reason for promoting _illegal_ immigration. Much, much harder to do.. Oh, and if walls don't work why do Nancy Pelosi et al have walls around their estates? It's clearly not to enhance the view...
am1958 03/06/20 05:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Wind barrier for breezy nights suggestions please...

Campfire in breezy conditions?In fairness not everyone lives in that tinderbox known as California...
am1958 02/05/20 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

2) go find another, less traveled road into CA. This is the ridiculousness of California. The CDFA's own web site states they have only 16 Ag. Checkpoints... I hesitate to guess the number of roads that enter California but it's probably a lot more than 16. So, in true California style it would appear that, while making themselves feel good about doing the right thing, they are actually spitting into an ocean and hoping the water level will rise... One also wondered how many species invasive to the US have initially entered through California but a google search is quick to list species invasive to California but reticent to point the finger at California. I can be pretty sure that the Africanized Bees came through Central America and California to infest the warmer states... One wonders where the Ag. checks were on them leaving the state. Of course, with all the international trade being shipped in and out of the 7th largest economy in the world, (that can't keep it's streets clean of human fecal waste), through it's rather large ports one wonders why they are so very keen on keeping stuff out of the state from locations in the various states of the USA but offer absolutely no protection to those various states from it's own mistakes by having Ag. stations on the outbound lanes of the 16 roads they feel are a "threat".... But then, that's the silliness of California...
am1958 01/21/20 03:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Err... the whole point of what I have been saying has been based on just that while you have been equating the two... Strangely, you invoke no emotion in me... You are like lint or a bottle cap... * * Name the movie without the use of google... http://www.hqrafregiment.net/images/smilies/tease.gif
am1958 01/21/20 08:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

In short (and as summed up in a footnote), police cannot use someone's constitutionally-protected right to refuse a search as probable cause to justify a search. The ruling is reversed and remanded and the police are now in the same position they were before they performed the warrantless search: looking at someone they want to arrest but without the probable cause to do so. And now it's so much worse because the officer knows Barker was in possession of a controlled substance but can't do anything about it. With the evidence suppressed, the single possession charge resulting from this arrest no longer exists. These rights weren't granted to citizens just so the government could use any exercise of them against those availing themselves of these protections. They were supposed to safeguard citizens against governmental overreach and abuse of its powers, but default mode seems to be that only the guilty assert their rights. This mindset is so perverse -- and so pervasive -- that it has to be beaten back one court decision at a time. Law enforcement officers treat assertions of rights as, at best, an annoyance and at worst, tacit admissions of guilt. To operate under such a twisted interpretation displays an almost incomprehensible level of privilege -- where government agents are owed whatever they request and any failure to cooperate is treated with suspicion. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150520/13504531067/court-reminds-police-that-refusing-search-isnt-inherently-suspicious-behavior.shtml So, no. Refusal to permit a warrantless search does not equal probable cause. However, the officer way deem it so but when it comes to court any charges stemming from the illegal search should be dismissed by the court or upon appeal.
am1958 01/21/20 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

I'm a huge fan of daylight during daylight hours and firelight during non-daylight hours... Me... Radical... I think not...
am1958 01/20/20 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

All irrelevant, stay on topic! Thank you Goodnight http://www.hqrafregiment.net/images/smilies/tongue2.gif
am1958 01/20/20 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Actually, upon reflection, someone should close this thread before Sam does himself a critical injury... The risk of injury is only to the brains. And it that regard, you are well safe.:B Finally, your failure to address the question at hand while making a potentially accurate and thus funny comment demonstrates that you concede... What's sad is that that it took a British citizen to explain to you your rights under American law. Don't feel bad, I rarely meet people that know their rights here which is unbelievably sad... I left my country to come to the freedom your Constitution and Bill of Rights afford you only to find that so few of you seem to care to maintain those freedoms. What's happening in Virginia right now is a great example... If you really pay attention it's an argument for an Electoral College in every state. Oops, you edited your last post... Too late...
am1958 01/20/20 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Actually, upon reflection, someone should close this thread before Sam does himself a critical injury...
am1958 01/20/20 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

And when the reading comprehension challenged also lied because that statement, given in quotation mark to make it appear to have actually been said, is not true. It is also interpreted out of context. "implied waiver", my actual statement, is far from "giving up rights." Even without the lawyer brother, I have enough law units to know that constitutional rights are sacrosanct. But know too, that in situations of facilitation in the conduct of law enforcement or practicality, some specific requirements of the law, in this case the need for search warrant, can be waived as, again, a decided jurisprudence. Ah, the recurring problem with simple-mindedness and the failure of educational system specifically the basics of reading comprehension, well, could be genetics. As I predicted, you passed over the fact that the state's web site clearly states that the search is voluntary in favor of trying to be a smart arse. You fail to comprehend that the reason that even the over-reaching government of Commiefornia know that their Food/Ag drones do not have the power to search without permission thus the search is, per their own words, voluntary. They are not LEO's they are "bug seekers", period, and therefore the Supreme's decision does not apply. They can refuse entry for refusal to succumb but they cannot compel a search. It's becoming clear that you are a little hard of thinking but please sit down in a quiet place and think about that for a few minutes - it might help... As to my misquoting you... I really couldn't be bothered wasting my time wading through your endless buffoonery to make sure the quote was perfect but we both know that I was close enough... What Legal Authority do your inspectors have to stop and check my vehicle? The Department’s legal authority for conducting vehicle and commodity inspections lies in the California Food and Agricultural Code, specifically Sections 5341-5353 and 6301-6465. Although submitting to inspection is voluntary, vehicle and commodities are not allowed to enter until released by an inspector. Highlighting added by me to make sure you don't skip over it... ...and then there's the second clause in your emphasised sentence that says the vehicle cannot proceed until released by the inspector. Sounds to me like it's "Let me inspect you of you can turn around and go back the way you came". That is exactly what I have been saying - the food/Ag Drone has no power to search and his/her only chance to be allowed to search is through the permission of the traveler... a refusal to be searched means that you nor your goods may not enter. If you turn around and drive away then there is absolutely nothing the drone can or should do...
am1958 01/20/20 01:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Navegator: My issue isn't with the inspections but rather ridiculous statements such as "You gave up your right when you purchased a vehicle" which is patently untrue.
am1958 01/20/20 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

It's absolutely amazing to me how you cannot discern the difference between a Law Enforcement Officer who operates under the Supreme Court's ruling requiring RAS to allow them to search a vehicle without a warrant - and yes, a trained sniffer dog alerting on the outside of your car gives them RAS - and an agricultural worker whose desire to search your vehicle is not under that same umbrella. The agricultural worker may ask to search and you can simply say no and drive off from whence you came. He has no power to search. In order to put this to bed I give you this:- What Legal Authority do your inspectors have to stop and check my vehicle? The Department’s legal authority for conducting vehicle and commodity inspections lies in the California Food and Agricultural Code, specifically Sections 5341-5353 and 6301-6465. Although submitting to inspection is voluntary, vehicle and commodities are not allowed to enter until released by an inspector. Highlighting added by me to make sure you don't skip over it... https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/pe/ExteriorExclusion/borders_faq.html So, the California Department of Food and Agriculture's own web site, (you know, the very people who run the inspection stations), is telling you you are wrong but somehow I get the feeling that won't sway you either... http://www.hqrafregiment.net/images/smilies/Wall.gif
am1958 01/20/20 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

An Agricultural stop is not the same as an LEO stop so refusing the search and turning around is quite legal. Some advice: Stop digging, you've reached the stupid argument level... If you go any further everyone else here will stop giggling and start pitying you.... Is this where you stomp your feet, gnash your teeth and cry out loud (or shout) to forward show your paranoia -- or in the case of a lawyer, bang the table and shout the argument when found with pants down legalese? Actually, this is what I said, you'll be given an option by the border inspector to turn-around. But if he/she somehow suspect that your contraband is more than just fruits, he/she has the option to call LEO either within CA or NV for an interjection. Like they did in a Hells Angels' national gathering in Fontana, they can invoke their rights as much as they want to, meanwhile, they get shackles for resisting arrest after showing attitude for refusing inspection. Yeah, inspectors don't do that, LEO's job. Now you can go back to stomping your feet and having a tantrum. Or, calm down, this is just a debate. And you are actually doing us a favor if you don't do your camping in California as we are having difficulty getting reservations ourselves in the nearby states. I'll give you credit for totally believing your own BS but to characterize me as "stomping my feet" is puerile at best. You are wrong. You made an indefensibly stupid statement and now you are trying to make me out to be the Dumb Bass... You're right in one thing... _IF_ the low end government lackey _thinks_ that you have furtive reasons for not being searched he can call _real_ LEO's... That doesn't make RAS... Notice that your ridiculous statement about relinquishing your rights by buying a car is "less then intelligent". I think this conversation is a little too complicated for you... As to California... I've been there numerous times in the last 30 years and each time it has become more and more onerous, (that's a big word - Google it), and I am now quite happy to never return. I'm quite sure you'll be happy about that. I am! "Obstuse", "puerile", "dumb ass"... sorry, that those words that your high school teachers called your keeps coming back to you and you felt the sudden psychiatric needs to throw it to someone else. Sorry, I can't relate with your pain since what I've got since Grade 2 through graduate school and professional life were all compliments. As to your insistence of the paranoid phrase of "giving up your rights", it actually called and Supreme Court uphold "automobile exception" search of vehicle for probable cause in which a LEO is given wide latitude. On what you thought as big word "onerous", nice try, but it would not cover up for your big insecurity and very sad past. And thank you for making one campsite in California vacant and available to us other visitors.:C:) Defend your stupid statement that we relinquished our rights to search when we purchased a vehicle per the 1925 Supreme Court decision or shut up... You're wrong, you know it and now you're just being argumentative for the sake of it. The 4th Amendment and every lawyer in the USA disagrees with you...
am1958 01/19/20 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

An Agricultural stop is not the same as an LEO stop so refusing the search and turning around is quite legal. Some advice: Stop digging, you've reached the stupid argument level... If you go any further everyone else here will stop giggling and start pitying you.... Is this where you stomp your feet, gnash your teeth and cry out loud (or shout) to forward show your paranoia -- or in the case of a lawyer, bang the table and shout the argument when found with pants down legalese? Actually, this is what I said, you'll be given an option by the border inspector to turn-around. But if he/she somehow suspect that your contraband is more than just fruits, he/she has the option to call LEO either within CA or NV for an interjection. Like they did in a Hells Angels' national gathering in Fontana, they can invoke their rights as much as they want to, meanwhile, they get shackles for resisting arrest after showing attitude for refusing inspection. Yeah, inspectors don't do that, LEO's job. Now you can go back to stomping your feet and having a tantrum. Or, calm down, this is just a debate. And you are actually doing us a favor if you don't do your camping in California as we are having difficulty getting reservations ourselves in the nearby states. I'll give you credit for totally believing your own BS but to characterize me as "stomping my feet" is puerile at best. You are wrong. You made an indefensibly stupid statement and now you are trying to make me out to be the Dumb Bass... You're right in one thing... _IF_ the low end government lackey _thinks_ that you have furtive reasons for not being searched he can call _real_ LEO's... That doesn't make RAS... Notice that your ridiculous statement about relinquishing your rights by buying a car is "less then intelligent". I think this conversation is a little too complicated for you... As to California... I've been there numerous times in the last 30 years and each time it has become more and more onerous, (that's a big word - Google it), and I am now quite happy to never return. I'm quite sure you'll be happy about that. I am!
am1958 01/19/20 04:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Seriously, I'm the obtuse one when you found yourself embarrassed by being unable to dispute my premise by being unable to check any of the boxes as "probable cause"? Yes, you are... You made a monumentally stupid or disingenuous statement when you stated that "you gave up your rights when you bought a car" or words to that effect. I pointed out how wrong you were and you responded with a series of questions unrelated to your original premise. An Agricultural stop is not the same as an LEO stop so refusing the search and turning around is quite legal. You're proposition that a refusal to have your property searched by some low level government lackey would somehow provide an actual LEO RAS is errr... yet again, ill advised... Some advice: Stop digging, you've reached the stupid argument level... If you go any further everyone else here will stop giggling and start pitying you....
am1958 01/19/20 03:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I think this topic has come more from the psychological bents of the OP more than the reality in the camping/RV world. If you're anywhere close to being self confident and self assured you'll make comments to complete strangers and judge the reaction. The result is almost always positive. Example: Today in SE Michigan we got a dump of wet heavy snow. Even the Grocery store parking lots were un-ploughed... Going in and out of the store I spoke to people I have never seen before with the phrase "Nice weather if you're a Penguin"... In both instances the responses were friendly and positive, (or negative depending on how you see deep, wet snow ;-) )... It's the same in the campgrounds. Be friendly, approachable and familiar and others will be the same. It's easy to appear to be unapproachable but it's also very easy to approach. The problem is probably more the reticence to approach than the approachability of others... Your way of dealing with others is reflective of how others see and deal with you.
am1958 01/18/20 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

And people, there is such thing as "motor vehicle exception", and that includes RVs and trailers (being pulled by semis) first established by the Supreme Court in 1925 that motor vehicles can be subject to warrantless search. You in effect impliedly waived your rights to be searched without warrant upon purchase of the vehicle. Your statement is only partially true though isn't it. You conveniently left out the bit _requiring_ the officer to have probable cause and said probable cause is reliant upon RAS, (Reasonable, Articulable Suspicion). Thus the officer needs to be able to explain to you why he intends to search and that explanation must be "reasonable". Tell me which of these can't be checked in the box of probably cause for OP's RV inspection: 1. Passing by a state with insect or agricultural virus infestation. 2. Insect hitch-hikers. 3. Fruits, vegetable, plant, soil, fungus, non native aquatic species, infected wood, firewood from infected tree species... 4. Wildlife products banned in the state. You're being horribly disingenuous aren't you? You started by saying that the Supremes said that vehicles are fair game for warrentless searches back in 1925 while setting aside the absolute requirement for RAS. Now, you come back and start arguing that non LEO/agricultural searches are mandatory. They aren't simply because anyone can refuse the search and turn around. Try that when an officer has RAS. Quit trying to be obtuse and spreading incorrect information
am1958 01/18/20 03:25pm General RVing Issues
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