Thanks for the post!!
This is a discussion on A good read on sheep, sheepdogs and wolves within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Don't remember seeing this posted here before. Mods, sorry if it has! The site also has some good stuff on vets, etc. http://www.michaelworth.com/on_sheep...heepdogs.shtml PS Make ...
Don't remember seeing this posted here before. Mods, sorry if it has! The site also has some good stuff on vets, etc.
PS Make sure you read "what is a vet" and "military rules for non military"!
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Thanks for the post!!
It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.
1988 DIE HARD 2008
Grossman's sheepdog speech is familiar, but the "what is a vet" and "military rules for nonmilitary personnel" were not. Thanks for posting them. They say what should be said.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
Most interesting and informative post.
This is my favorite:
"(5) Next time you come across an Air Force member, do not ask them, "Do you fly a jet?" Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves an ass-kicking (children are exempt)."
+1 on the sheepdogs....and the rules for non military.....just hilarious!
I have a capacity for violence. As far as my fellow citizens go I am empathetic.
But I freely acknowledge that my level of empathy falls a little short of the deep and abiding love toward my fellow citizens of which Colonel Grossman so eloquently speaks.
Does this make me a sheep-puppy? Or a low-rent psycho? A psycho sheep-puppy?
In all seriousness, though, Grossman's first book, "On Killing" was a masterpiece. Actual, systematic, organized, useful thought on killing (just like the title suggests).
I didn't care much for his second book (or at least the second of his books that I read), "On Combat". Lots of glorifying warriors- -nothing's wrong with that, but it wasn't the same sort of detached dissemination of information and communication of ideas that "On Combat" was.
I guess my point is that there are people who aren't sheep, wolves or sheep dogs.
This puts into words what I have thought often, when I am going to "just" run up to the store for milk, or beer. I love it. I will think of this quote for as long as I live.No one can be "on" 24/7, for a lifetime. Everyone needs down time. But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself... "Baa."
Now, does anyone know what the word for "that's what I was thinking but couldn't put it into words" is.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand