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    If the Republic were in serious jeapordy, and you had a skill that could be used to help either save the Republic, or overthrow tyranny, what would that skill be? I will tell mine later.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    If the Republic were in serious jeapordy, and you had a skill that could be used to help either save the Republic, or overthrow tyranny, what would that skill be? I will tell mine later.
    Counter-intelligence and logistics specialization.....oh, and I can shoot, too....as well as bandage my comrades' boo-boos.
    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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    • #3
      Common sense
      The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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      • #4
        Dammiiiiit.....good one, BBC.....:D
        "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

        "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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        • #5
          Mine would be what I call the Ghandi Factor. I would be willing to walk up to the Vatican door and nail my list of grievences to the door. Then sit down and wait for my martyrdom. That would be my most powerful contribution.

          In otherwords....in the words of Ghandi (whom I consider a heathen) We want our salt.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
            Mine would be what I call the Ghandi Factor. I would be willing to walk up to the Vatican door and nail my list of grievences to the door. Then sit down and wait for my martyrdom. That would be my most powerful contribution.

            In otherwords....in the words of Ghandi (whom I consider a heathen) We want our salt.
            That's where we balance each other out, Rus....I'd boot the door in, let my team neutalize the opposition, slap the pope, take his salt shaker, and head for the local rib shack to finish my rack....:D
            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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            • #7
              I'm Catholic, so pass any greivances on to me, I'll pass them up the ladder.
              Our Priest was in Rome last week, you missed your chance.

              Urr, I'm pretty sure it was Luther that nailed his thesis, not Ghandi.

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              • #8
                Re skill

                Hi Rusty, great question! But please allow me to offer my views on all of this if I may; while we sit around and hammer out our responses to this question, we do so in the comfort of our homes or wherever it is that we may be, with the full realization that tomorrow is going to be another day that we go to our jobs, school, or wherever it is that our responsibilities may lie. Just for one moment, close your eyes and imagine if you will, what kind of incredible panic, fear, psychological trauma, shock we all would be in if something as what has been tossed around here really were to occur. WHat we say we would do now, and how we really would conduct ourselves in a time such as that is a question that for many of us, we would not really know. For those of you who have served in the military, and have been in battle, on the front lines if you will; might be able to deal with the situation perhaps a bit better than say someone who never has faced such a stressful time as what we are talking about. But you want to talk about stress, psychological shock and truama; the full realization that nothing will ever be the same again, and that it is now a full battle for survival, and that if the elements do not do you in, there are roving masses of freaked out people who may try to take you out for whatever it is that you have that they want. It is a really really freaky thought. And I dare say that there is a very good chance that many just might not make it for the simple fact of it being just too much for them to deal with. It is going to take a strong positive mental attitude to survive in conditions such as that. And then too, we do not even know just what the conditions might be like. It might be worse than any one of could ever even imagine for; which again, to my point of being mentally tough, that is exactly what it will take to survive.. Just my thoughts, thats all.
                :D

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                • #9
                  The ability to negotiate.
                  ~Lyon~

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TLM View Post
                    I'm Catholic, so pass any greivances on to me, I'll pass them up the ladder.
                    Our Priest was in Rome last week, you missed your chance.

                    Urr, I'm pretty sure it was Luther that nailed his thesis, not Ghandi.

                    Yes, I am aware of that. However, it was Ghandi who approached the Brits and demanded that they turn the Indian salt back to the Indians. It is a long story.

                    The reason I used Martin Luther was that he is the prime example of how I feel one should behave. The protestant revololution was on without a shot being fired or a head rolling. Nothing at all against the Catholics, since we Lutherans consider ourselves excommunicated Catholics, but I think everyone has to admit what Luther did was the best way to have a revolution.

                    Ghandi, emulated Luther. He led thousands of Indians up the gates of the salt plant and demanded the Indians' salt back. It turned a bit bloody. The Indians for the most part, behaved themselves. The Brits cracked a lot of skulls. However, the nonviolent approach worked well and India got their independance.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                      I would be willing to walk up to the Vatican door and nail my list of grievences to the door. Then sit down and wait for my martyrdom.
                      Being a Lutheran I'm sure you are aware it wasn't the Vatican, but Wittenberg.
                      Nevertheless, the point is the same.
                      Last edited by TLM; 02-10-2009, 10:30 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gharleydude View Post
                        Hi Rusty, great question! But please allow me to offer my views on all of this if I may; while we sit around and hammer out our responses to this question, we do so in the comfort of our homes or wherever it is that we may be, with the full realization that tomorrow is going to be another day that we go to our jobs, school, or wherever it is that our responsibilities may lie. Just for one moment, close your eyes and imagine if you will, what kind of incredible panic, fear, psychological trauma, shock we all would be in if something as what has been tossed around here really were to occur. WHat we say we would do now, and how we really would conduct ourselves in a time such as that is a question that for many of us, we would not really know. For those of you who have served in the military, and have been in battle, on the front lines if you will; might be able to deal with the situation perhaps a bit better than say someone who never has faced such a stressful time as what we are talking about. But you want to talk about stress, psychological shock and truama; the full realization that nothing will ever be the same again, and that it is now a full battle for survival, and that if the elements do not do you in, there are roving masses of freaked out people who may try to take you out for whatever it is that you have that they want. It is a really really freaky thought. And I dare say that there is a very good chance that many just might not make it for the simple fact of it being just too much for them to deal with. It is going to take a strong positive mental attitude to survive in conditions such as that. And then too, we do not even know just what the conditions might be like. It might be worse than any one of could ever even imagine for; which again, to my point of being mentally tough, that is exactly what it will take to survive.. Just my thoughts, thats all.


                        I was going to mention my Wonder Woman lasso, magic bracelets, and Xena Warrior Princess full armour corset, but after what Harleydude said, its kind of a moot point.....

                        Lo~ (im the girl)
                        :rolleyes:
                        Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Loshali View Post
                          I was going to mention my Wonder Woman lasso, magic bracelets, and Xena Warrior Princess full armour corset, but after what Harleydude said, its kind of a moot point.....

                          Lo~ (im the girl)
                          :rolleyes:
                          I believe your S&M gear might actually come in handy....;)
                          "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                          "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
                            I believe your S&M gear might actually come in handy....;)
                            I'm still kinda new here and tryin' to figure things out, but I don't understand that acronym you used S&M, does that mean "Survival & Medicinal"?;)
                            If it looks ignernt, but it works, then it ain't ignernt.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Vicious Ignernt View Post
                              I'm still kinda new here and tryin' to figure things out, but I don't understand that acronym you used S&M, does that mean "Survival & Medicinal"?;)
                              Hee hee hee...that's funny....:D
                              "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                              "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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