United States Naval disabled conflict era Veteran: Grenada. Nothing is sacred here. So there it is! Chapter two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvO-8IvoCI Another fine quote of mine: "Yes that is how I am doing it. when my mind can see the words to tell the tale. I know then that I have calmed or settled enough as to not be dangerous to others. I can make my words hit like a bullet, so I have learned to calm a bit first, unless of course, the goal is to destroy the person, for which I have no governor,. OBITUARY OF AN OLD FRIEND WE ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF A BELOVED OLD FRIEND WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY. HIS NAME WAS COMMON SENSE. COMMON SENSE LIVED A LONG LIFE BUT DIED IN THE UNITED STATES FROM A VICIOUS CONTAGIOUS DISEASE. HE SELFLESSLY DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO SERVICE IN SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, HOMES, AND FACTORIES, HELPING FOLKS GET THE JOBS DONE WITHOUT FANFARE AND FOOLISHNESS. FOR DECADES, PETTY RULES, FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS, AND LUDICROUS VERDICTS HELD NOW POWER OVER COMMON SENSE. HE WAS CREDITED WITH CULTIVATING SUCH VALUED LESSONS AS TO KNOW WHEN TO COME IN OUT FROM THE RAIN, WHY THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM, AND THAT LIFE ISN’T ALWAYS FAIR. COMMON SENSE LIVED BY A SIMPLE AND SOUND FINANCIAL POLICY: DON’T SPEND MORE THAN YOU EARN. COMMON SENSE ALSO LIVED BY OTHER TIME-TESTED STRATEGIES LIKE: THE ADULTS ARE IN CHARGE AND NOT THE KIDS, AND IT’S OKAY TO COME IN SECOND OR THIRD. A VETERAN OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION, COMMON SENSE SURVIVED CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL TRENDS SUCH AS BODY PIERCING, “WHOLE LANGUAGE” AND “NEW MATH”. BUT HIS HEALTH DECLINED WHEN HE BECAME INFECTED WITH THE “I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN ACTIONS”. AND “IT’S ALRIGHT IF IT FEELS GOOD” VIRUSES. HE WATCHED IN PAIN AS GOOD PEOPLE BECAME RULED BY SELF-SEEKING LAWYERS. HIS HEALTH RAPIDLY DETERIORATED WHEN SCHOOLS ENDLESSLY IMPLEMENTED ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICIES. REPORTS OF A SIX-YEAR OLD BOY CHARGED WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT FOR KISSING A CLASSMATE, AND A TEACHER FIRED FOR REPRIMANDING AN UNRULY STUDENT ONLY WORSENED HIS CONDITION. HIS HEALTH RAPIDLY DETERIORATED WHEN SCHOOLS ENDLESSLY IMPLEMENTED ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICIES. REPORTS OF A SIX-YEAR OLD BOY CHARGED WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT FOR KISSING A CLASSMATE, AND A TEACHER FIRED FOR REPRIMANDING AN UNRULY STUDENT ONLY WORSENED HIS CONDITION. IT DECLINED FURTHER WHEN SCHOOLS HAD TO GET PARENTAL CONSENT TO ADMINISTER ASPIRIN TO A STUDENT, BUT COULD NOT INFORM THE PARENTS AND GET THEIR PERMISSION WHEN THEIR CHILDREN WERE GIVEN MIND-ALTERING DRUGS OR BIRTH CONTROL PILLS; AND WHEN UNIVERSITIES TURNED INTO CESSPOOLS OF DEBAUCHERY AND SOCIALIST PROPAGANDA. COMMON SENSE LOST HIS WILL TO LIVE WHEN CRIMINALS RECEIVED BETTER TREATMENT THAN THEIR VICTIMS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS BECAME CONTRABAND, AND PRIESTS MOLESTED YOUNG BOYS. WHEN A WOMAN FAILED TO REALIZE THAT A STEAMING CUP OF COFFEE IS HOT, AND WAS AWARDED A HUGE SETTLEMENT; AND WHEN THE PRESIDENT SOLD SECURITY RELATED TECHNOLOGY TO A HOSTILE NATION, COMMON SENSE FELL INTO A COMA. AS THE END NEARED,COMMON SENSE DRIFTED IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS, BUT WAS KEPT INFORMED OF NEW QUESTIONABLE REGULATIONS, SUCH AS THOUGH CONTROL AND PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION, FINALLY, WHEN ANOTHER PRESIDENT, CLAIMING TO STEADFASTLY PROTECT THE COUNTRY FROM TERRORIST ATROCITIES, YET SIMULTANEOUSLY ALLOWING THE SAME VILLAINS TO INVADE THE COUNTRY THROUGH BORDERS AND PORTS OF ENTRY THAT ARE-AS IF BY DESIGN IN INEXPLICABLY EASILY VIOLATED; BEING FULLY AWARE OF WHAT THE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH CONTEMPT BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR THE NATION’S SECURITY CAN BE. COMMON SENSE DIED OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST. COMMON SENSE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, TRUTH, AND TRUST; HIS WIFE, LOVE; HIS DAUGHTER, RESPONSIBILITY; AND HIS SONS.DILIGENCE AND REASON. HE IS SURVIVED BY THREE STEPBROTHERS, DECEPTION, GREED AND IGNORANCE. NOT MANY ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL BECAUSE SO FEW NOTICED HE WAS GONE. Unknown Author. All great minds and people come about, exist, and grow old due to a very often overlooked trait. Made famous by Clint Eastwood's character Dirty Harry. Very few truer and deadlier words have been spoken. "A man has got to know his limitations". I do, they hang on my wall, and ride in my holster or pocket. Every time I see them, hold or touch them, I am reminded of just how deadly I was, and still can be. I then remind myself of how well I like that view, compared to one looking out from a cage, and I have no trouble knowing whether it would be self defense, or murder. I, so far, continue to choose correctly from my knowledge. By: Keven Stitt "May we take the field of honor, protect the rights and freedoms our ancestors died to give us, and SLAY with pride until a victor has emerged".. By: Keven Stitt hOW I SEE PEOPLE REACT TO WALKING INTO MY APARTMENT: It is very interesting, which by the way, due to health I still have about 150 more that need to be hung up, that when you walk in here there is a moment of almost sheer terror in people. Within 10 minutes, there is a calming effect, to the point that people I have just meet feel at home, and relaxed, because they know they are safe. Some for the first time in many months. Right now I have turned my attention to my newest goal: That is to make the fire department as scared to come here as the police!
A few pearls of chess wisdom. You will rarely ever see me wish another chess player GL, good luck. There is no luck in chess.. Chess is not a team sport and win or lose you are the only one accountable. It is an "old Wive's tale" that playing often and against better players will make you a great chess player. This is a truthful lie. The only way you will get better at chess is to study, Dailey. In doing so the above Wive's tale then becomes the truthful part. With study, you will most definitely get better at chess by playing often and better players. Most people would stop here and be happy, but I am not happy until I blow holes in everything to make sure it is dead. If you play baseball, or go bowling everyday, you get better, almost everything you do in repetition improves ; well, because of the repetition" But not cheese!. Why? Understanding the why is the reason for having to study: a conundrum.
And the circle completes. There is no luck, only preparation, the ability to see, and understand what your opponent is doing, in doing so you can react with the proper response. These are conditioned reflexes and can only be learned from study. The player who never studies, but plays a lot, is doomed because they will continue to make the same mistakes, over and over again. this is because they have not made themselves aware of the proper responses to his opponents moves. Study is as honorable as the game of chess itself is.