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Old 29-07-2013, 14:17   #91
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Old 29-07-2013, 14:48   #92
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The ignorance of an international forum.,....
Burt Reynolds had a great line in Smokey in the Bandit on that phenomena. To paraphrase it, "Sometimes, just how dumb you sound, depends on what part of the world you are standing in when you say something."
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did you ever seek help from a professional?
said the sheep.
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Old 29-07-2013, 15:05   #94
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For self-defense, pepper spray canisters should be on your boat!

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Because that is how one changes a scared petty thief into a pissed off machete swinging crazy man.
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said the sheep.
They want us to paint ourselves white and say Baaaaaaaaah... until the wolves show up
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Old 29-07-2013, 15:15   #96
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In 3rd world countries, many of the criminals are very scared of any kind of dog because they associate them with rabies
I was born in the 3rd world, I live in the 3rd world and I have never, ever heard such thing.
Dogs are a good deterrent because they are alert and noisy.

BTW, I'm 56 and I have never been robbed in my life. I've walked in Bogotá at night and been around South Central LA and Caracas.

I think paranoia is more dangerous than theft.

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I was born in the 3rd world, I live in the 3rd world and I have never, ever heard such thing.
Dogs are a good deterrent because they are alert and noisy.

BTW, I'm 56 and I have never been robbed in my life. I've walked in Bogotá at night and been around South Central LA and Caracas.

I think paranoia is more dangerous than theft.

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I have only been here for 10 years so how is that not enough to know? 9 out of 10 people we met in Colombia and Venezuela will not pet a dog that they don't know, not even when the owner is there and tells them it's okay. Most are even scared of our pussycats.
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I have only been here for 10 years so how is that not enough to know? 9 out of 10 people we met in Colombia and Venezuela will not pet a dog that they don't know, not even when the owner is there and tells them it's okay. Most are even scared of our pussycats.
P.s. Bogota is safer than LA
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You are confusing reality with the movies. Clearly within the group of sheep and like most, in denial
Actually, I'm in de USA. I don't even know where Nial is.

Also, I'm an ex -"sheepdog"; and although I and the people I served with were ready and able to fight, kill, and/or die (some managed all three), we all would have been extremely embarrassed to be associated with that piece of cheap, self-serving piece of mental - ah, pop psychology you just posted.

And to all you civilians looking on in horror - we're not all like that. Really.
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....., and bring The fat lawyer Bill Bennet w/ to tell stories till folks get bored and leave.
If you really want Bill Bennett to quit talking and go away, show him a slot machine.
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And to all you civilians looking on in horror - we're not all like that. Really.
What exactly do you find so horrible? The fact that there are bad people? Or that there are those who stand up against them? Or that this gets discussed which is all scary and it would be better not to think about it?

You say you are an ex-sheepwolf? So, what are you now and how did you get changed?
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Whilst I see the sheep and dog analogy to be very simplistic (did ya get it off Facebook? ), but to run with it.........I think ya want to be neither, maybe the shepherd. or better still the fella who owns the shepherd..........
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Actually, I'm in de USA. I don't even know where Nial is.

Also, I'm an ex -"sheepdog"; and although I and the people I served with were ready and able to fight, kill, and/or die (some managed all three), we all would have been extremely embarrassed to be associated with that piece of cheap, self-serving piece of mental - ah, pop psychology you just posted.

And to all you civilians looking on in horror - we're not all like that. Really.
Considering the audience...do you have a better way of explaining basic human tendencies?

Not being argumentative.... as much as that I agree with the concept I can see it disturbing other warriors...but in a page or less how do you explain the points he was making any better?
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Whilst I see the sheep and dog analogy to be very simplistic (did ya get it off Facebook? ), but to run with it.........I think ya want to be neither, maybe the shepherd. or better still the fella who owns the shepherd..........
In some places you're best off being the wolf LOL Shepherd? Hmm, think you need to read it again Analogies can be confusing :whistle: it gets interesting when the shepherd turns out to be a wolf..
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Well the whole wolf, sheep-dog, sheep is only conceptual. It's one persons opinion based on their own world view, most likely shaped by their past experiences, real or imagined. Doesn't mean it's right or wrong. Although the person who posted it may want to dig in their heels about it. Ideas tend to be polarized...left vs. right opinions usually. It's not really a matter of using violence at all. Just stay out of troubles way. Pretty easy to do. I have been to a good number of countries and usually get the lay of the land, so to speak. So I have a good idea of what is safe and what isn't. There are just places I have no interests in due to the possibility on confrontation.
Although it's a nice thought to know we have people here on the forum looking out for us.
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