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6 Thursday, August 21, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Illlll II II A paradox: Who deserves more money in Nye County? I wish the area politicians, including the commissioners, would quit drinking the water. There's something in the water that makes politicos go stark-raving mad. Did you know that most of Nye County's sheriff's deputies have to purchase some of their own equipment. Hand-held radios, body protection devices, etc. How would you like to get a job as a typist and then be told, "Oh, by the way, you have to buy your own computer. Perhaps that's an exaggeration but you get the idea. Nye's finest, and cops everywhere, should be supplied with the best equipment available and it shouldn't cost them a nickle. There was a television special the other night that showed how gangs are purchasing bullet proof vests. They aren't just vesL. They can get bullet proof jackets in their gang colors. The)' look like an ordinary jacket but they can handle and protect from super high- powered weapons fire. They can even get bullet proof baseball caps in their gang colors! What's going on in this world when the gangs and other criminals can out do the most sophisticated police department. They've got the drug money to buy just about anything they want and the commercial manutacturers will drop on their knees to get a piece of that money. If you remember when Sheriff Lieseke was shot by the scum-bag escaped child molestor he wasn't (correct me if I'm wrong here Wade) wearing a bullet proof vest. If I recall correctly, it wouldn't have done him any good anyway. Lieseke was shot about mid-chest Plants must have been sicker It had to happen. In Mountain View, California, the police seized The more peo le I meet, tile more I like my dog. ( a doctor, signed the day after the passage of Proposition 215 in which California voters said pot should be legal for medicinal purposes. After the D.A. said he would not prosecute, the cops gave it back  but by then the plants were dead. ! Oh well, what s fair in love and war, eh? t like working there, A or with the Madera County District Attorney's ed with and booked for arson after the Madera D.A.'s office was burned to the ground. Investigators uncovered disks from the law office in the suspects home. It is unclear what the motive was. On Tari[;et by Joe Richards from the Kingdom of Nye Whether you hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him! i But I've still got my shoesl Tough times for us all Last February, the electric co-op in the Philip- e of Illocos Notre shut off power to [ crypt of former president Ferdinand Marcos because his wife, now a mem- ber of the legislatu, is about $2i5,000 behind in the ,bill, Shutting off the power, said Mrs. cos, 'assment, the harassment of the dead." level but on the left side. Most of these vests have an open area at that point. Not the stuff the gangs can afford though. They're complete wrap- around vests or jackets. The commissioners want to fool around with the sheriff's budget. Nuts. If you want to protect the men and women that protect us  give them the money for it. And that comes around to another thought about Payrump. You can bet your bottom dollar that the incorporation issue will come around again sooner or later. If Payrump incorporates and winds up with a city police department  where are you going to get all the money to give the officers what they need? Or, do you plan to tell them to buy their own squad cars? These men and women that we call officers of the law deserve the best from us. We ask them to do the impossible, to jump into fights and domestic situations that the rest of us want nothing to do with. We ask them to do this at a wage that will never get them "well off." We give some people in county government up to $100,000-a-year to sit on their duff in an air conditioned office all day. Then, we turn around and tell a $15-an-hour cop to buy some of his own equipment. Or, if the supplied equipment isn't up to the latest high-tech standards, they should buy their own replacement. This is a paradox that simply cannot be figured out. There's something else I call it: "The mentality of very little minds." Studyprobably ] made in Payrump [ An amazing new psycho'! [logical study reveals kids are [ almost as afraid of beingsent I to the principal's office as they [are of being struck by a car.. Psychologists say the five 1, Getting lost in a strange place, 2, Being spanked by their fathers, 3: Getting hit by a car, Wonder who his lawyer is ? Saddam ttussein liled a libel lavsuit in February in Paris against the magazine Le Nouvel Observatetw for its Septeml)er ! 996 stor) in hich he was described b) other Arab leaders as stupid and incom- petent and referred to. among other things, as an "executioner," a "monster." a "murderer," "a pert'eel cretin," and a "noodle." l didn't know he could read. J :h-fat dishes and large