Please take a look at Articles on self-defense/conflict/violence for introductions to the references found in the bibliography page.

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Hey, NOTHING here is PERSONAL, get over it - Teach Me and I will Learn!

When you begin to feel like you are a tough guy, a warrior, a master of the martial arts or that you have lived a tough life, just take a moment and get some perspective with the following:

I've stopped knives that were coming to disembowel me

I've clawed for my gun while bullets ripped past me

I've dodged as someone tried to put an ax in my skull

I've fought screaming steel and left rubber on the road to avoid death

I've clawed broken glass out of my body after their opening attack failed

I've spit blood and body parts and broke strangle holds before gouging eyes

I've charged into fires, fought through blizzards and run from tornados

I've survived being hunted by gangs, killers and contract killers

The streets were my home, I hunted in the night and was hunted in turn

Please don't brag to me that you're a survivor because someone hit you. And don't tell me how 'tough' you are because of your training. As much as I've been through I know people who have survived much, much worse. - Marc MacYoung


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Yay, Police …

Hey, we all tend to speak up when it comes to the service of our military folks, we tend to speak up when it comes to the service of firemen too, especially after the 9-11 terror attack, and yet we tend to only speak to the police when something bad happens. Why is that? 

Well, starting this very instance I recommend we all take a close look at what the police do, live with and face every single day of their lives. Police are just like the military, they walk into harms way every single day and they do it just like the military. One point, the military when in a combat zone face violence or possible violence at ever moment, well so do the police.

I suggest in lieu of jumping on the monkey train of emotional reactions the next time you see a police person “Wave to them, smile and say - Thanks!”

Police walk into harms way every single day of their lives for up to twenty years on average (the military tend to serve twenty years with maybe one, two or three of those in combat on average, the rest of that time they train and work and live in a peaceful environment away from harm - figure that one out). 

The Police will encounter many very bad people who do harm where grave bodily harm and death are on the table, daily. In this country we are inundated with dramatized, incomplete, edited, slanted for ratings, and a whole lot of presuppositions to drive our minds toward monkey brain emotional irrational type mind state to incite, inflame and create havoc and chaos when it is not necessary, required or even wise. 

Those incidents can be counted on one hand yet we fail to see that thousands upon thousands of incidents happen daily where violence, conflict and violent conflicts occur and the job (Police) gets done and no one even blinks an eye (except when those jobs occur and directly effect our lives in a positive way, oh how fast we appreciate the police then, yay).

Yay, Police, thanks for going into harms way to do the job for us. You are the front line on the domestic front while our military walk the line for us in the world front, thank you both! 

p.s. Oh, yea, thanks to all those others who put thier lives in harms way to support and serve our society such as corrections officers, emergency medical teams and all those other professionals who face conflicts, violence and violent conflicts, etc. as a part of their jobs. 

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