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Herbie wrote:Re: blackbeltjonez It's absolutely terrible that people have to arm themselves just to go about their daily business. At least that reality does not affect us here in the UK (unless you a criminal or in govt security)... have to wonder how I would feel if I grew up in Tivoli Gardens or suchlike.
Leo5 mentioned the famous pictures of Selassie-I with an anti-aircraft gun during the Italian conflict, so yes, he had the biggest gun - for shooting down planes - words like context come to mind!
Although I do not have the full transcript available, I recall a speech HIM gave once when inspecting his troops (I believe on graduation from a military academy). He said that the soldiers should put just as effort into preventing violence and conflict from occurring in the first place as they had into their military training to protect the nation from war. A wise philosophy that we can all learn from. I'd be grateful if anyone has a copy of the original.
Blessed are the Peacemakers!
Herbie, most places in the US are not as grim as that - the vast majority of people go about their daily lives without being in much if any risk from violent crime. but for example, this is FL and things can happen. in my case, i have to work in an urban area, a marginal neighborhood at all hours of the day and night at an isolated warehouse with valuable equipment, and the dumpsters are regularly scavenged by scrap metal collectors who are primarily crackheads. a few blocks away there's a no-tell motel that has regular visits from the cops and even a dynamic entry into a room by DEA in full gear once....and in the other direction a couple of blocks, a double murder a couple of years ago. lots of drug-related crime in the area.
now, i will say that i have never ever had any trouble there.... even the dumpster divers seem to mind their own. but i can't leave myself open to being an easy mark when the overhead door has to be open at 2 AM to some opportunistic would-be criminal. most would be looking for easy pickings and probably will not buck up against someone else they discover with a firearm, even if they have one too. so, i carry just in those situations late at night when no one else is around where there's more likely to be an issue. otherwise, i just don't need to. when i am away from work where i live or anywhere else really, it's a complete non-issue. my only concern is to be responsible and follow the law when i do have it around and hopefully will never have to use it.
from your perspective i agree that it might seem to be a bit crazy but the reality is, while things happen and anything's possible, for most people in the US violence is unlikely unless you happen to put yourself, or be in a situation where it can play out. and of course you're right, the best antidote for violence is to take measures to prevent it in the first place.
skeng_man8191 wrote:I have an interview with super cat from a few years ago and I have to say the guy is mental. He is on about poison plots on his manager and people trying to kill him to collect royalties. Saying there was a claim on the royalties and that it was announced on the news he was dead and he saw his death on the news I will post it later for you if you interested.
blakbeltjonez wrote:wow....maybe all of his recreational skiing activities over the years have finally caught up with him.
crimson flames wrote:skeng_man8191 wrote:I have an interview with super cat from a few years ago and I have to say the guy is mental. He is on about poison plots on his manager and people trying to kill him to collect royalties. Saying there was a claim on the royalties and that it was announced on the news he was dead and he saw his death on the news I will post it later for you if you interested.
yes, please do post it!