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Old 10-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #1061
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Please do not paint all of us with the same brush. It is possible for people to understand even if we have not had your experiences. And it is not always a matter of choice. I myself could never serve.
Hey certain people on here have had no problem painting all law enforcement (and even military) with the same brush the past couple of days. I have no problem with posts like yours, but when some of these guys start talking about how we're all power hungry public abusing crooks, and then lecturing us about how safe our job is, that's where I have the problem.

I know there are people who understand. But anyone who tries to compare my job to a steelworker's just doesn't have a clue. Those are the people who I would like to apply my brush to. And maybe my foot as well. I'd like to see one of them pick through a trailer that's had a dead body cooking in the 90 degree heat for about a week. Or bail out of a unit with nothing but a Glock 22 when AK rounds are zipping by people's heads and there's no time to grab anything else.

Or pick a 2 day old crack baby that's been physically abused up off the floor and still have the self discipline to keep from turning around and backhanding his lying druggie mom upside the head. Even after she tells child protection and social services that you beat and dropped the baby, and that you raped her and are actually the baby's father.
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my pet peeve of the day.

people who use text talk on a forum. is it simply because they are lazy or that they are being disrespectful of others.
I no, wut up with dat?

OMG, it a pain n d (_!_) 2 rED. I undRstNd dat som ppl uz thR cellphones 2 git on DIS forum, bt DIS iz a plAc 4 actual discussion. txt TLK iz mEnt 4 sht messages only, & hz n plAc on a 4m.

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I no, wut up with dat?

OMG, it a pain n d (_!_) 2 rED. I undRstNd dat som ppl uz thR cellphones 2 git on DIS forum, bt DIS iz a plAc 4 actual discussion. txt TLK iz mEnt 4 sht messages only, & hz n plAc on a 4m.

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ROFLOL! You two made my night! I can now go to sleep in peace with a smile on my face.
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Pet peeve for the day:

People who have never been in a uniform in their entire life trying to talk about what those of us who wear them every day do or don't have to deal with.

I do not think less of white collar and blue collar workers, we need them in this country. We need entrepreneurs and small business owners. We need welders and sales clerks and accountants and construction workers. I am proud of every American who turns down the government handouts and works a job to provide for their family.

If you have made the choice NOT to sacrifice your life and family by wearing a uniform and gun every day and instead chosen to pursue one of the above careers, I am proud of you. And happy for you. But do not presume to tell me how safe my job is. Do not presume to talk about my co workers, lump them in a group and tell me what they are like and how they have bad attitudes, are crooked or are on power trips. Do not presume to tell me what I do have to deal with and what I don't have to deal with.

Until you have had to pick up a dead baby, or heard the sound of shots being fired AT you instead of next to you or had to fight an AIDS ridden, high, naked piece of trash for 5 minutes straight until backup finally arrives, or had to draw your weapon on another human being instead of a piece of paper, or had to place a mourning band on your badge and stand at attention in front of your buddys casket with an American flag draped across the top of it, you have no idea what its like for those of us who work in law enforcement or the military. And you have no business telling us how safe our jobs are and how much respect we should or shouldn't get. We know the dangers of our job. And we don't ask for respect, we EARN IT.
I wasn't really going to chime in until I saw your last sentence.

I wore an Army uniform for 17 years. Deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, saw combat in both, as well as the remains of fellow soldiers from a VBIED right outside my Camp's gate in Kabul.

I've lost very close friends in both places.

Yes, we do earn respect. BUT, how dare anyone demand respect? I don't, I really don't care if I'm respected or not.

More often than not, LEOs, in MY experience, tend to lose the respect they earn by their actions, and there is no one to blame but themselves. I also don't agree with cop bashing, but if it is a specific incident that is being discussed, and not a broad statement.. so be it. And yes, the actions of a few can tarnish people's respect for a group.
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my pet peeve of the day.

people who use text talk on a forum. is it simply because they are lazy or that they are being disrespectful of others.
Generally I pass over those posts because it takes me more time to decipher what they mean than the posts tend to merit. Personally it takes me longer to translate my posts into TXT-talk than it would take me to type it out correctly anyhow. But there are exceptions. LOL!
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my pet peeve of the day.

people who use text talk on a forum. is it simply because they are lazy or that they are being disrespectful of others.
It's because text talk has become their way of life. It's automatic for those who use it. I text......and I text a LOT.....but spelling and grammar are always correct on mine.

One time I was driving with a friend and I got a text. I asked my passenger to read it to me. It was from my daughter. I told my passenger what to text back. I didn't know she'd use text talk and the next text back from my daughter said, "Are you drunk?" LOL
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It's because text talk has become their way of life. It's automatic for those who use it. I text......and I text a LOT.....but spelling and grammar are always correct on mine.

One time I was driving with a friend and I got a text. I asked my passenger to read it to me. It was from my daughter. I told my passenger what to text back. I didn't know she'd use text talk and the next text back from my daughter said, "Are you drunk?" LOL
That's good stuff right there lol
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Please do not paint all of us with the same brush. It is possible for people to understand even if we have not had your experiences. And it is not always a matter of choice. I myself could never serve.
I did not serve. In one of the birthday drafts (early 70s) I was in the 360s. I think they would have taken my grandfather before me. At the time I was very glad to be out of it. As I've gotten older I've changed to regretting that I never served. At 59 it's too late to serve. But it's not too late to respect and appreciate those who have served.
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I wasn't really going to chime in until I saw your last sentence.

I wore an Army uniform for 17 years. Deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, saw combat in both, as well as the remains of fellow soldiers from a VBIED right outside my Camp's gate in Kabul.

I've lost very close friends in both places.

Yes, we do earn respect. BUT, how dare anyone demand respect? I don't, I really don't care if I'm respected or not.

More often than not, LEOs, in MY experience, tend to lose the respect they earn by their actions, and there is no one to blame but themselves. I also don't agree with cop bashing, but if it is a specific incident that is being discussed, and not a broad statement.. so be it. And yes, the actions of a few can tarnish people's respect for a group.
Painting entire groups with the same brush is easy, commonplace and WRONG. I'm as guilty of it as anyone. Democrats, liberals, Muslims, ... all are labels for groups that have had their reputations destroyed by bad actions of a few. All have been trashed on a regular basis by various members of this community, including myself.

Sometimes we generalize that a group is evil. Other times that a group is good. In fact, individuals are good or evil. When a group is generalized, it becomes more difficult to treat members of that group fairly.

Although I fall short of this goal at times, I try to start with respect until an individual earns the opposite.
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Pet peeve: broken coffee pot......enough said...........I'm simply trying to make the post long enough so it will send....but I'm not happy
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