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by jhitesma
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

Yeah, but you don't camp Rick :) I do need to make a few more day trips. And our group isn't writing off all day trips, just camping. Of course with plenty of hard pack around that doesn't cost an extra $180 per year to visit it's hard to justify taking the dirt tires off the rail just for a day tirp.
by jhitesma
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

I'm guessing he never replied with the details because I beat him to it having been in the camp when the incident happened and already having reported it in detail here. Though it's a little disheartening that after a few e-mails with Nicole after filling out the ASA's form I have yet to receive the...
by jhitesma
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: got a dui this presidence weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 3840

Re: got a dui this presidence weekend

The point is, I can now see where blood is the only accurate way to assess the amount of alcohol in the body. I will never, ever, submit to a breath test, unless it has been significant time since a last drink. Not certain in all states, but I know for fact that here if you refuse, than they are ob...
by jhitesma
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: CARB outlaws race fuel for recreational purposes
Replies: 40
Views: 9314

Re: CARB outlaws race fuel for recreational purposes

Lots of places in Yuma with race gas. Off Road Buggy sells it. Loves on 3E has it at the pump. Sellers has it at their depot on pacific but with limited hours. McNeece on Arizona has 110ll AvGas. Those are just off the top of my head. I think Gordies on arizona may get it as well and there could be ...
by jhitesma
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Can't pull up drudgereport anymore. Anybody else?
Replies: 14
Views: 3914

Re: Can't pull up drudgereport anymore. Anybody else?

I gave up trying to figure out why Safari does some of the things it does a long time ago. Great rendering engine, but a horrible javascript engine and the logic to tie it all together makes IE look downright stable. I find myself cursing Safari more often than IE lately - never thought I'd see IE r...
by jhitesma
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dump station in Yuma?
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: Dump station in Yuma?

No public ones that I know of. Well, there is one at the civic center, but you have to go downtown to get the key for it so it's a real hassle and not free.

With all the snowbirds down here any public or free dump would be over-abused in a few hours.
by jhitesma
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 15
Views: 3732

Re: Tapatalk

phpBB3 is one of the two platforms they say they support. I'll try and take a look at it in the next few days and see if I can get it implemented.

I'll probably need some help testing it though since they don't have a client for windows mobile :(
by jhitesma
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New campfire toy
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: New campfire toy

All my friends went skiing and left me home with a cold. What else was I supposed to do :D
by jhitesma
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New campfire toy
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: New campfire toy

Little update. I did a number of updates and improvements to that cigar box guitar. This past Thanksgiving it was enjoyed in our camp, and at our last Christmas tree fire it was a big hit. It now has real strings, real tuners and can actually be played. But I also got a new box, and based on what I ...
by jhitesma
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

With that said, one of the things that should be taken into consideration before seizing it without a warrant, is the type of crime. For example, if Homeboy 1 is standing on a corner videotaping Homeboy2 shoot and kill someone, do you really think a warrant would be necessary to seize that videotap...
by jhitesma
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

Little over dramatic don't you think? Renegade officer. Treated like a hardened criminal. I don't think any actions capture in that videotape realistically reflects the adjectives used here. Didn't actually read the article did you? It was what happened after the video that was outrageous. The part...
by jhitesma
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Buttercup Camp Host Down but not Out
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Buttercup Camp Host Down but not Out

I didn't even realize they were still there, I'm guessing they're over by the ranger station or something now since I noticed they weren't in their usual place?

Hope she gets well soon, they're great camp hosts.
by jhitesma
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

For those suggesting we film things...just remember. When dealing with renegade officers doing what's right can still land you in jail and being treated like a hardened criminal:

http://www.ohio.com/news/top_stories/82574547.html
by jhitesma
Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Mesquite Regional Landfill
Replies: 49
Views: 13008

Re: Mesquite Regional Landfill

Noticed the Mesquite landfill was one of the sponsors on this years cleanup shirts.....

No real comment, just noticed is all.
by jhitesma
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: MLK Clean Up - BBS Contest!
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: MLK Clean Up - BBS Contest!

Man I hate time zones. Just woke up at 6:10AM so I could head over to Buttercup to help run the check in table since things start at 8 CA time. Except, somehow I've had it backwards in my head all week. Thinking that it's 7:30 in CA right now while it's 6:30 here...but thought to double check my pho...
by jhitesma
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Who's that?
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Who's that?

So I check the IV Press this morning and who do I see smiling out at me on the front page?

http://ivpressonline.com/

Why our own BBS administrator / TRT Member (now DAC sub group member) / Jeep jumper Glen!

Nice mugshot Glen!
by jhitesma
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

Who said I've let it go? Just because I didn't push the incident in the direction the out of control LEO wanted it to go doesn't mean I let it go. It's a matter of knowing when and where to pick the fight. In camp that night I was holding no cards against someone with a stacked deck and a gun. That'...
by jhitesma
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Camping: Coffee how to's
Replies: 45
Views: 19090

Re: Camping: Coffee how to's

I'd rather go without than compromise on the quality. If I'm going to drink it then it has to be top notch coffee. Otherwise I'll skip it like I have for most of my life :D The moka pot is dirt simple for one cup. Just put in the grounds, pour in some water, put it on the heat then wait until it's d...
by jhitesma
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Camping: Coffee how to's
Replies: 45
Views: 19090

Re: Camping: Coffee how to's

I have to update my previous post. The lure of roasting coffee intrigued me enough that I now enjoy the occasional cup of coffee. Though like most think I went into it a bit further than intended and seem to have ended up in the coffee snob category now. Wouldn't dream of subjecting coffee to the ab...
by jhitesma
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 17760

Re: Project "New Tent"

Apparently I had a tailwind last trip :D This trip it was a struggle to hit 55 on a level road :( Then again I didn't top up the tranny this time just before leaving so maybe it was just a bit low due to the leaky drain plug. It didn't seem low on the dipstick, but I've found the dipstick on that th...
by jhitesma
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Sand in camper
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

Re: Sand in camper

Don't leave the pavement with it?
by jhitesma
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

One has to keep in mind that standing up for your ‘rights’ with the LEO in the field may result in a journey to jail and a nasty interruption to ones vacation. One must consider if it's really worth it. I’ve had no recent interactions with law enforcement in the dunes, so I don’t know what will hap...
by jhitesma
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

Rekd wrote: If you answered it in another thread, like I said, provide a link.
Could have sworn I had included the link in my original reply to this thread:
http://www.americansandassociation.org/ ... =8&t=25975

The link to the Glamis Dunes discussion is in that thread as well.
by jhitesma
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

I can only repeat my explanations so many times before I have to just assume people aren't even reading them. If you still don't get it. Go back and read my other thread about this and the rest of my posts about it above and on Glamis Dunes.com. If you don't get it after that...all I can assume is y...
by jhitesma
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: A story that needs to be told
Replies: 37
Views: 8276

Re: A story that needs to be told

r erfert wrote:I've always heard
becuase the nature of the job......you can not offend a police officer.
I've heard that as well. But apparently it doesn't apply to Sheriffs. Or at least not in IVC.
by jhitesma
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

Check this out... Check THIS out... you still haven't told us what "rules" the LEO's "made up". Are you just making THAT up? How can we when they never told us? They came into camp with lights out and demanded that the guy putting wood on the fire drop that log and not put any more wood on because ...
by jhitesma
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

Jason, Did you or anyone get this LEO's name and badge number? If not, why, and if so, did you report it? As I explained in the original post. Before I was able to ask for a name or badge number I was told "Open your mouth one more time and you'll all get so many cites you'll never forget what you ...
by jhitesma
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Jumpin JEEP Hosafats!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3326

Re: Jumpin JEEP Hosafats!!!

How are you going to attach the tow strap he's holding without getting into the fall zone of the Jeep? Gotta get it hooked on somehow. And you're not going to talk anyone other than the guy who got it stuck in the first place into doing it :) I really wish I had gotten out there a few days earlier ...
by jhitesma
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

We also have LEO's making up rules on the spot and threatening us with a fine if we don't comply. IF they did this, tell us what, exactly, they made up. :crickets: I wish I could answer. Unfortunately I wasn't willing to put the rest of our camps necks on the line to find out. Most of the camp was ...
by jhitesma
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Great to see Jerry in the dunes!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: Great to see Jerry in the dunes!!

That's probably the best news I've heard all year.

Not that we're very far into the year yet...but it will still take something major to knock it out of that top spot ;)
by jhitesma
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Mao
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Mao

It's true...even the LA times admits it...though they try to rationalize it as "art" http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/12/a-warhol-christmas-at-the-white-house.html What I find even more disturbing is that apparently the first family took ornaments that had been left behind by prev...
by jhitesma
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 36031

Re: LEO's out of Control!

For the record, RocketScientist was in our camp (more like we were in his camp) over Thanksgiving and is talking in large part about the experience we had which I shared immediately following that. Even the off duty officer in camp had big problems with the behavior of the BLM and ICSO that weekend....
by jhitesma
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 33698

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

So the temps went from hot to cold in a matter of days.... Any progress? Unfortunately, the Manx has been put on temporary hold due to lack of funds. The Manx fund has been temporarily diverted into a "Buy a new drivers door for Amy's Truck" fund after I accidentally backed said door into one of th...
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Jumpin JEEP Hosafats!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3326

Re: Jumpin JEEP Hosafats!!!

Nice, been too long since I've got to see that Jeep out in the sand. Glad to know it's still getting it's fix!
by jhitesma
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New Years Glamis vs Gordons
Replies: 16
Views: 3370

Re: New Years Glamis vs Gordons

Thank you for the info. Another question, How strict are they on the riding age with the Quad? the 80 says no one under 12, yet my son can reach all the controls and monuever it pretty well. I probably will be heading to Ocotillo wells or pine valley. I dont know how much we will like the softer du...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New Years Glamis vs Gordons
Replies: 16
Views: 3370

Re: New Years Glamis vs Gordons

I won't be going on any holiday weekends any more. The risk of being hassled by "gangsters" is pretty much gone. But the risk of being hassled by someone with a gun and a badge even if you're not doing anything wrong is now a bigger concern for me than the risk of being hassled by a "gangster" ever ...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Border Patrol has implemented Zero Tolerance in the S. Dunes
Replies: 22
Views: 7154

Re: Border Patrol has implemented Zero Tolerance in the S. Dunes

Bump! Now that the fence is complete there isn't much danger of anyone straying into Mexico by accident anymore. However the BP does still like people to stay 100ft away from the fence. Of course the signs saying that are closer than 100ft and have such small writing on them you have to get closer ...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Before anyone beats me to it...
Replies: 21
Views: 2615

Re: Before anyone beats me to it...

Just a little update....had our first "full" ultrasound today. Baby is currently at about 8oz (which is normal) and <i>drum roll please</i> as our first Christmas gift we learned that we'll be having a girl! Unfortunately I bought the wrong type of DVD to record it on, but luckily they had some avai...
by jhitesma
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Am I out of line?
Replies: 10
Views: 4136

Re: Am I out of line?

I had to read it a few times over...because to me it sounds kind of like you're complaining about someone doing the same thing you did. If the wash was wide open then why park only 100' away from someone else in the first place? I guess I can't understand why anyone would want to either camp within ...
by jhitesma
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Feinstein FOR OHV?
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

Re: Feinstein FOR OHV?

The catch is pretty easy. OHV's only on designated routes. Look at the area east of the tracks and the situation there right now. It's "limited use" which is the currently designation for "use only one designated routes". The catch is, they still haven't designated the routes in any kind of usable w...
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.

Sorry, for some reason every time I try to upload them my computer starts freaking out. Haven't forgotten, just been too busy dealing with a big pile of work and personal stuff and fighting with the computer to get those uploaded hasn't been super high on the list. Will try to have them up sometime ...
by jhitesma
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.

Well, I'm sad to announce that we didn't win this year :( It wouldn't sting so bad except the float that won barely had any lights on it, didn't follow the theme of the parade, and was basically just a local child care that took a fiberglass tree out of their center and stuck it on a trailer. I don'...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Rain in Dunes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Re: Rain in Dunes?

Jason, did you check with your insurance comapny? My dad's fence blew over a while back and his insurance comapny covered some of the cost to repair it. Shouldn't be that hard of a repair. The fence was poorly built to begin with and I've been meaning to reinforce it since I moved in: http://hphoto...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Rain in Dunes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Re: Rain in Dunes?

Twas barely a drizzle here in Yuma, so I don't think it was very much in the dunes either.

Pretty gnarly winds though, knocked over my fence :(
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.

Glenn wrote:My vote the "Space Ball's" the spoof on Star Wars....... good luck on winning again.
Nailed it!

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by jhitesma
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.

gelwell wrote:Ok my vote is the star wars theme. good luck on winning
Close....so close....
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.

You ought to link to last years post to show people what last years winner looked like. Lights, lights, lights. I did, it's right at the top of the post ;) Most of the money from last year went into more lights for this year. We're actually looking at running 3 generators to support all the lights ...
by jhitesma
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

It's that time again, Yuma Light parade Dec 11th.

Some of you may remember last year when our little group of desert friends made our first attempt at building a parade float and ended up winning "best float" with a $200 prize: http://www.americansandassociation.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=24913&hilit=parade+float Which meant that this year we ...
by jhitesma
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Consumer protection agency flags off-road vehicles ie UTVs
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Consumer protection agency flags off-road vehicles ie UTVs

To be fair a bubble wrap suit does sound kind of like fun. Though I suspect the kinds of things I'd do if I had access to one would really scare the bejesus out of these guys.
by jhitesma
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: An E-mail to Sen Boxer
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: An E-mail to Sen Boxer

My guess is you will not be on the Christmas card list. Good letter and thanks for the link. Don't be so sure about that. I once asked John Kerry a question during his campaign for president via the supplied link on his site to ask questions. Next thing I knew I received a reply thanking me for my ...

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