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Remember the first rule of gunfighting Biography Author Profession: Celebrity. Links Find on Amazon: Jeff Cooper. Topics First , Gun , Remember , Rule. Quotes to Explore. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
Joel Osteen. Positive Life Attitude Grateful. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. Jackson Brown, Jr. Inspirational Best Today Tomorrow. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge. Education Alone Men Failure. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. There were no visible signs of respiration, its lips were turning blue, and its eyes had rolled back. One gloved officer tried for a pulse without success and loudly reported his findings. Someone called for EMS, but none of the officers moved to assist the dying life-form. Then a sergeant leaped forward; a gunfighter of the Old School, termed Crusty by some and Salty by others none the less one of the Old Breed who took the oath to serve and protect seriously.
An autopsy later revealed that the tranny-tweaker had died of a massive coronary and suffered from a v irulent strain of full-blown AIDS.
Neither came as much of a surprise. The sergeant underwent testing for several months, and managed to dodge the bullet and did not contract the deadly disease. What briefing station did this occur in, you ask? Stacey C.
Yah, that Stacey Koon and that Rodney King. That real cop character is the essence of this book. The character that is trying to do a job that at times can be impossible.
But they still do it, no matter how frustrating and hopeless that it more often than not becomes. I begin this book with two stories displaying that same character, but in very different venues.
I take you into a cancer ward where a life and death minute-by-minute struggle occurred. What you read there, what you learn there about character, was forged over the years, in the dust of rural WWII Arizona, a L.
County high school, the jungles of Southeast Asia, but brought to maturity and polished in the dangerous, dark, and mean streets of a major U. Every chapter, every story, is another brick in that structure called character, another course of study, another learning experience. And it is that cop character that so intrigues the public.
It is that cop character that women often find so exciting and appealing in the male officers and by the males in the female officers. It is that same character that they then try to harness, capture, and subdue for their own murky purposes that so often lead to failed relationships and the like.
It is that character that often causes officers to find it so difficult to reconcile the murder, mayhem, and misery that they come into daily contact with—the violence and depravity that can corrode the soul, the shit-stink of the sewer of the human condition that so often leads to destructive personal behavior and occasionally causes an officer to stumble or falter. It is like an old dinosaur sergeant once told me; Being a police officer is, in fact, like working in the sewer: the sewer of mans depravity toward his fellow man.
You go to work each day, dressed in the proper garb with all of the prescribed protective accessories, and you shovel shit all day long—thick shit, thin shit, runny shit, lumpy shit, but all of it the stinky shit of mans malevolence toward his fellow creature; creatures who are as often as not, unable to defend themselves, the youthful, the infirm in limb and mind, the halt. At the end of the day, you soap up and take a good shower, get into your clean clothes, and go on your way.
This works for days, weeks, months, occasionally even years. And then one day you come home, or stop in to your favorite watering hole, and someone sniffs the air and remarks in all innocence, Is it me, or does it smell like shit in here? In that moment, something changes in you that can never be changed back.
This book gives you the chance to get right up close to and smell the shit of that human depravity without the risk of going home smelling like it. This book is not about those officers who never acquire that smell, which leads one to wonder why. Authors note: If you want to learn what really happened in the Rodney King affair; how the video tape that you saw and in many cases still see today was edited and 11 seconds were removed.
It is a bit of a read but I guarantee that it will open your eyes no matter where you sit or stand on the Rodney King affair. Cancer diagnoses around the world have steadily been rising and are expected to hit 12 million this year. Global cancer deaths are expected to reach 7 million, according to the new report by the World Health Organization. An annual rise of 1 percent in cases and deaths is expected—with even larger increases in China, Russia and India. That means new cancer cases will likely mushroom to 27 million annually by , with deaths hitting 17 million.
As you might expect if you know my history with this insidious killer, I keep myself well informed about it. In all likelihood, one out of every three or four people who read this will struggle with cancer. Preventive medicine is your best bet. One thing you can do that will help you immensely is to achieve and maintain good blood pressure, and do it without medication, if at all possible. You can walk, shuffle, run, climb stairs, or ride a bike: going for a minute walk once a day will work, but taking four ten-minute walks each day is even better.