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Old 03-22-2014, 12:02 AM   #21
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Do it right the first time.....

Do the right thing, even when it's difficult....

There will always be kids that have more then you...

You always do things better the second time...
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My dad taught me 'to work every day you are able and try your best...opportunity will find you'

He was correct
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.
-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:41 AM   #24
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I was taught some ways to deal with bullies :

A family friend said to get my brother and the two of us jump the bully .

My mother told of a relative who used a chain his brother gave him to ambush a bully . The bully never saw the chain but he felt it , let out a scream and never bothered the guy again .

Another story was of a teenage girl surrounded by a group of teens taunting her . She picked the weakest link, a 6-year-old boy standing with his teen brethren, and kicked the little boy in the shins as hard as she could . She ran for her life as the bullies, too busy caring for the little boy, stayed behind .

A news story appeared of a bullying victim being told he'd be attacked after school . When the bully showed up, the 15-year-old victim drew a .45 . The bully tried to hop a fence to escape and was shot dead . What a pity !

A gang of kids was bullying a guy's brother so he found the least tough kid in the gang and beat him up . The bullying stopped .

A good tough little boy was beaten up by a group of little boys. His mother took him to each of the bullies' homes to beat them up one at a time, one on one .
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I learned not to take a gun to school . Kids had been squirting other kids with squirt guns when the teacher wasn't around so I armed myself with a Lugee that I had sawed the barrel off of ( the squirt head was recessed ) and carried it in the inside pocket of my Peters jacket . I could fire it from the pocket quickly .
As luck would have it, a guy in front of me in class drew a Parkee, a tiny gun styled after a .25 automatic, and began firing on me . I returned fire, taking full advantage of the Lugee's much greater capacity, drenching my attacker .
A class full of tattle-tales informed our teacher, who sent us to the principal's office . Our guns were confiscated and never returned .
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1. Have some manners. Yes ma'am, no sir, please and thank you.
2. Wishing is good. Working for is better.
3. If your word is not good, your written promise is no better.
4. Do not point a gun at anything you do not want to destroy.
5. Don't fight- but fight back to the max.

As a young NCO-
1. Take notes.
2. Be on time. Superman is no help if he is not there.
3. Have a plan, and a backup.
4. Know when you need to salute, and say "Sir, I regret that I have screwed up badly." You cannot make it look better, putting it off makes it worse, so take a deep breath and say it.

as a young husband-
1. A good lock on your bedroom door is worth it's weight in platinum.
2. Money may be a challenge, but not your biggest problem
3. Let your kids know they are loved.

As an old man-

1. Kids can surprise you- in good ways.
2. Little girls and kittens need no excuses.
3. Friends are important to happiness

Finally- from Spider Robinson-
Pain shared is divided. Joy shared is multiplied.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:07 AM   #27
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You don't take a bone away from the dog. They WILL bite the crap out of you! My dad always told me when you go to work to be there every day, be on time and do your job. and don't be afraid to ask questions.
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if you want something, work for it. waiting for someone else to do it will get you no where.
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What Dad says goes !...................
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At a young age I figured out just about everybody was my boss (parents, teachers, later on employers) and there always were rules. If I played their game by their rules I didn't get in trouble, instead I was liked. Meanwhile there were plenty of screw-ups who constantly were in trouble while if I played the game well enough, I could start setting my own rules. This worked well in the Army and later in college. And has worked well for me throughout life, do excellent work and the boss will leave you alone. Make the work interesting, make your boss look good, treat everyone well, and you get promoted then can play the game more your way. But when you're the rulemaker remember how it was as you worked your way up. Be straight with your employees, make it fun for your employees so they'll want to make you look good. In a way it was just a modified Golden Rule.
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