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Response to Active Killer Events

Joe Gilbert

Response to Active Killer Events

It turned out that our “posse formations” simply took to long to organize.  By the time cops rounded up four to six officers to make entry, the attack was finished.  Our group entries weren’t saving lives, they were causing more deaths

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Modern Posers

Joe Gilbert

Modern Posers

Putting on the show, wearing the coat of authority over topics you have no personal experience with makes you a poser. Look for instructors who site their sources, and own it when they have no first hand experience. That doesn't make them bad - it means they're aware there are topics they haven't faced.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -A Psalm of Life

Joe Gilbert

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -A Psalm of Life

In the world’s broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife!

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Revolvers for self defense.

Joe Gilbert

Caution: Don’t think you can learn to competently run a revolver–or any gun for that matter–by reading a book or an article or watching a video. There is no substitute for in-person instruction by a competent instructor. But the first step in learning is to realize that there are things you don’t know and that you need to know. Perhaps that’s the real value here.

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In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective. Maria Popova

Joe Gilbert

It has been a difficult year — politically, personally. Through it all, I have found solace in taking a more telescopic view — not merely on the short human timescale of my own life, looking back on having lived through a Communist dictatorship and having seen poems composed and scientific advances made under such tyrannical circumstances, but on far vaster scales of space and time.

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