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    Words of wisdom by John Farnam.

    “Don’t go to stupid places. Don’t hang out with stupid people. Don’t do stupid things.”

    “Asking for trouble is a pretty good way to get it.”

    “If you are unwilling to defend your own lives, then you are like mice trying to negotiate with owls. You regard their ways as wrong; they regard you as dinner.”

    “Potential predators as they attempt verbal engagement should be politely dismissed. Bearing and eye contact should always project strength and confidence. We should be continually moving off the line of force. We should be observant in every direction, giving potential predator duos and trios the distinct impression that they will not be able to sneak up on us.”

    “When predators are confused, they are unable to focus sufficiently to carry off their victimization.”

    “Ultimately, we must “have a plan.” Potentially dangerous encounters must be thought about in advance. Decisions must be made. Skills must be practiced. Confusion, hesitation, and vacillation will always attract the attention of predators and simultaneously stimulate predator behavior.”

    “Weakness perceived is weakness exploited.”

    “Speed without hits is a waste of time. Hits without speed is a waste of time.”

    " And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that his people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
    -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Col. William S. Smith, 1787

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    Wise man. He sounds like Col. Cooper.
    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other. - John Adams, 2nd U.S. President -

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    How about this quote from General Patton. A personal favorite of mine... “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”

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    Add to this: You can't fix stupid.

    Boy do I miss Col. Cooper!
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    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    - Ben Franklin

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    Have a that don't require a lot of planning ,but keeps it simple, one that allows you to remember what your going to do, before, during and after.. Identify, acquire, press press, move....
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