The Pendulum Is Still Swinging, and it scares me.

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Gofirstclass, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

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    The reality is that officers in high crime ridden cities probably suffer from PTSD or similar. Anyone who has to deal with that chit all day, every day would. That can lead to bad judgement. Instead of throwing officers to the wolves, the mayors should be helping them be better officers and deal with the ton of chit they have to. I hate the current war on police.
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I think the majority of us on here would agree with what you said.

    When I had my shooting the Chief didn't like me any more than I liked him because I wasn't a butt kisser.

    The City Manager phoned me at home that afternoon, expressed his joy that I was OK and said that if there was anything I needed, just to call him 24/7. I was about to make a comment about getting a new Chief but uncharacteristically, I bit my tongue.
     
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  3. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

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    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Wow GFC! Thank you so much for sharing that. As a civilian I’m grateful for you LEO’s and thank you for your service.
     
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  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    <<Gawrsh, I'm blushing>>

    You're most welcome. It still amazes me how, when the proverbial feathers hit the fan, that your training kicks in and you respond by rote.

    After that whole thing died down I did some research on how a person is able to hear 1) a shotgun being fired; 2) the shot hitting the brick wall I was using for cover; and 3) the shot ricocheting into the asphalt parking lot.

    Under normal circumstances that would not be possible. I heard those 3 as 3 separate and distinct occurrences so did the research to find out how that is possible.

    It's interesting but too lengthy to include here.
     
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  5. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    GFC = it is probably similar to when I was a skydiver. After exiting the airplane I would see, react and remember many details of things I would not pickup on normally. A 30 second freefall would seem to take minutes and my fellow jumpers and I could dissect the jump for hours...

    Adrenaline is very powerful stuff.
     
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  6. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Steve, I figure anyone nuts enough to jump out of a perfectly good airplane must be too nuts to be a boater. I hereby revoke your boating permit.
    Sorry.

    You're on the right track with "adrenaline", but there is a LOT more too it. It's the mechanics of what the brain does when the sh!t hits the fan that allows you to see and be aware of much more than normal.
     
  7. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    997
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    863 jumps GFC. I also held a Jumpmaster and an Instructor certificates.
     
  8. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    IMHO that would take some major cojones (sp?).
     
  9. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    You’re a brave man!
    I don’t have the stones to jump out of a perfectly functioning airplane.
    I don’t even like climbing ladders.
     
  10. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    997
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    JVM225 - not sure the planes I jumped out of were perfectly functioning....
     
  11. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    I only jumped out of an airplane once - in a Martin-Baker ejection seat - and all I got was one swing in the chute - no time to think about anything!!! Seemed like I was in the water right after I pulled the handle - I guess because I was!
     
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  12. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Carter, I'm fairly certain there's an interesting story that goes along with your bailout. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  13. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    One of my cousins had two ejection seat rides, one ended up in the water and the other on land behind enemy lines, Vietnam.
     

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