A SERIOUS Apology To Everyone (no fcuking about this time)

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All sarcasm and fcuking about aside, i really do want to apologise this time, both to the guys i had a crack at and everyone in general i offended.
i was out of order and shouldn't have let pretty much everything in the former thread happen. it was immature and misrepresentative of both me and and my ambitions. i was grossly offensive and many of my comments were demeaning to both the AT job and in at least 3 posts to the entire Infantry; among, no doubt, many other things. i was out of order and shouldn't have got so carried away. while by no means limiting this apology to these users alone, i would in particular like to apologise to the following:

CRmeansCeilingReached
Bossdog
Bomb_Doctor
Sprjim
Dingerr

now i fully understand if anybody or everybody chooses to ignore or reject this apology. the most i can do is offer it and mean it.

while i do not endeavour to seek an excuse for this behaviour (there is none) i will offer this more detailed explanation of my situation at the minute, so that you may at least understand the pressures i'm under and get a feel for the stress i'm dealing with. by no means does any of the following justify my actions, and they are not intended to present the impression that it should.

The Situation said:
On a Sunday in mid-May (the 15th i believe) i was arrested with a high powered air rifle and and 3-inch lock-knife about my person. i use the knife for cutting open boxes at work and didn't realise the lock was illegal, although having it with me at all was doubtlessly stupid. i was taken to the local nick and arrested for possession of an offensive weapon. while detained i was further arrested for possession of an imitation firearm after my CO2 powered replica S&W Sigma .40 was found in my jacket. It was then decided to search my house under a section 18 authority. when officers attended my address and went into my shed and saw a length of crimped copper pipe from when i used to fool around with weedkiller and sugar low explosives and similar. this coupled with the scorch and impact marks in my garden from the aforementioned 'fooling around' caused them to call out 11 EOD and evacuate my street. this was at around 2200hrs. at 0200hrs i was further arrested on suspicion of making and possessing explosives. i would make it clear though that there were no explosives, pyrotechnics or other such items in the shed. following EOD's inspection the police continued to search my house and seized both of my PC's along with numerous other items.
following 36 hours in police custody and 2 interviews by MCU i was bailed to a friends house, who had just finished on Op Telic 7 and was back home for a month. for the benefit of 'Hates_Dae' i went to his house rather than mine on the recommendation of the interviewing officers. if all your neighbours had been evacuated from their houses for two hours on a sunday evening, would you be keen to go straight home? i know i certainly wasn't.
anyway, the long and short of it now is that i've got to attend the local nick on 05/07 to find out if i'm being charged with anything (i haven't been yet). this all comes days after my final interview at AFCO where i'd just been granted a shaded reference to have a crack at the AT whip, a job i've been wanting to do for years and the biggest single reason i stopped fooling around with pathetic squibs like weedkiller and sugar. sadly, that seems somewhat unlikely now, irrespective of the outcome of the investigation. and all this after two years doing little else other than studying (in my spare time) brisance, the munroe effect, compostion and capabilities of common high and low explosives, methods of detonation and studying dozens of cases of IED use dating back to WW2 and including more recent (P)IRA, Al Qa'ida and even Kenyan Mau Mau incidents, as well as isolated incidents such as the Oklahoma City bombing. all seems a little wasted now, and no doubt will look very suspicious when pulled up on my PC following the police examination. i know it sounds somewhat worrying, but such is my determination to get the job.

anyway, that about wraps it up. again, i apologise for the last few days and hope this goes some way towards explaining my temperament.

in all seriousness, this isn't a big wah or a huge sarcastic joke. i really do mean it. any serious questions, please post them and i'll try to answer if i can. i hope this shows at least a little that big-mouthed, petty and derogatory isn't me. not most of the time at least anyway.

Sorry.


-Damen
 
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BBear said:
erm ... Wah?
no mate. straight up. no wah or sarcasm hiding in there.
 
#4
*FLASHBACK* Michael Ryan.....Hungerford massacre....

8O
 
#5
Missed the original thread but reading this I'm stunned. I'm sensing that your defence is 'Not Guilty" and that it is all an innocent missunderstanding? Dae you might believe that you are not a nutter and indeed you may not be but you would have to understand that the police can never accept that nor should the courts. If you are a nutter then tough, do the time. If you are not a nutter you are about to be penalised for being an idiot and again tough. I think you are for the high jump mate and quite rightly so. My suggestion is to use the intervening time wisely to get you personal affairs in order.
 
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Birdie_Numnums said:
Missed the original thread but reading this I'm stunned. I'm sensing that your defence is 'Not Guilty" and that it is all an innocent missunderstanding? Dae you might believe that you are not a nutter and indeed you may not be but you would have to understand that the police can never accept that nor should the courts. If you are a nutter then tough, do the time. If you are not a nutter you are about to be penalised for being an idiot and again tough. I think you are for the high jump mate and quite rightly so. My suggestion is to use the intervening time wisely to get you personal affairs in order.
If you do get put away you can always blow your way out of of prison!! :D
 
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hehe. all i need is a job in the prison gardens and a mate in the kitchens :p
 
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Sir_Dae said:
hehe. all i need is a job in the prison gardens and a mate in the kitchens :p
I think you'll find your "mates" will be calling YOU, sugar!!! :D
 
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ytomk said:
What's a 'lock' knife? Is it just a knife that locks open? Like one of these Opinel knives does?

http://www.startool.com.cn/cpxx/opinel-title.jpg
it's basically a folding blade that has a mechism that holds it open and prevents it from closing when pressre is applied to the back of the blade. it has to have a button or similar device depressed in order to let it close.
 
#11
Please tell me you had a brief. They're free, and they bring fags, comfort and bloody good advice. If for whatever reason you did'nt (like the cops saying "hey you dont need one, we can sort this out...") get one NOW. Right now.

First offence, good references and a fair wind, this could be talked down. IEDs take ages to sort out,, that bail could run and run. Had a bloke in the same boat, it took a year before they charged him.

Pm me if you need a worst case chat.

PS who did you offend and how, I'm intrigued....
 
#12
Ytomk, yes the stylish and Gallic Opinel counts, even the little ones cos its got a lockable collar. And knives are in season at the mo.

Sir Dae, yours sounds like a box cutter, there may be wriggle room if the blade snaps into bits, and also where and when they stopped you.
 
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Sir_Dae said:
ytomk said:
What's a 'lock' knife? Is it just a knife that locks open? Like one of these Opinel knives does?

http://www.startool.com.cn/cpxx/opinel-title.jpg
it's basically a folding blade that has a mechism that holds it open and prevents it from closing when pressre is applied to the back of the blade. it has to have a button or similar device depressed in order to let it close.
So, carrying a Gerber can get you jailed?
 
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Billy Ruffian said:
Please tell me you had a brief. They're free, and they bring fags, comfort and bloody good advice. If for whatever reason you did'nt (like the cops saying "hey you dont need one, we can sort this out...") get one NOW. Right now.

First offence, good references and a fair wind, this could be talked down. IEDs take ages to sort out,, that bail could run and run. Had a bloke in the same boat, it took a year before they charged him.

Pm me if you need a worst case chat.

PS who did you offend and how, I'm intrigued....
i didn't while i was there. no use anyway..... i don't smoke
 
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Billy Ruffian said:
Ytomk, yes the stylish and Gallic Opinel counts, even the little ones cos its got a lockable collar. And knives are in season at the mo.
Hmm... The collar on mine rotates rather than locks... I'll claim ambiguity, m'lud.
Alternatively i'll only carry it when i'm out soldiering and not take the effing thing to work!
 
#16
ytomk said:
Billy Ruffian said:
Ytomk, yes the stylish and Gallic Opinel counts, even the little ones cos its got a lockable collar. And knives are in season at the mo.
Hmm... The collar on mine rotates rather than locks... I'll claim ambiguity, m'lud.
Alternatively i'll only carry it when i'm out soldiering and not take the effing thing to work!
this mean leathermans are illegal too? carry one for work - got a socket set in it and everything.

as for your defence - tell them the truth - you were hoping to become an AT and thought you would learn some theory, got bored of theory and tried some practical to get a better understanding....

its not illegal to be an idiot.

Rincewind
 
#17
If it's any good to you they found a young lad near me doing the same thing with home made stuff that goes bang.......got let off with a warning as it was agreed that it was just curiosity. I'd also speak to a neighbour and get them to back up your story if you havent been throwing IED's about the back door for ages I'm sure they would have heard them.

Best of luck anyway
 
#19
Whatever you are like and what fate has in store for you - that's a pretty contrite apology. Well done for having it in you.
 
#20
I'm really curious about where you were when you were arrested.

Was there any good reason for you to be carrying an air rifle and pistol?

Were they covered, i.e. in a gun case or similar?

Were you shooting at the time?

If so, did you have permission to shoot there?

All these things have a major bearing on your situation.
 
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