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    if you weren't in law enforcement...

    If you weren't in law enforcement, what kind of career would you like to have or enjoy doing?

    I'm a custodian/maintenance worker for the national park service. If I had to find another career I think I would really enjoy being a firefighter. I don't mean to be asking for anything too personal, just curious what kind of careers you might find fun or enjoyable. thanks.

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    Porn star.

    Or pot farmer.

    Maybe both.

    I wanted to fly fighter jets for the Air Force but my timing was bad after the first Gulf War when Clinton was shrinking the military and very few new pilots were being trained.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

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    Well....I don't know.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    Unhappy?...
    Job security...

    Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pac201 View Post
    Unhappy?...
    Well, yep. That just might be the correct answer.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    I'd be a writer. Or a standup comedian (seriously).
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    I must admit, there have been few pieces of meat I've ever jammed into my mouth that have been as satisfying as Bob's.
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    Fireman. People like firemen and they get lots of time off.
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    Paramedic or flight nurse on a trauma helo.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    I would probably do something with computers. I like my job but I do sometimes when I get down from dealing with some of the crap we deal with I think of other things I could of done!
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    Paramedic or flight nurse on a trauma helo.
    Used to dispatch them. Tough gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
    I'd be a writer. Or a standup comedian (seriously).

    You have the face for it.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
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    Career military.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
    -General Omar Bradley, United States Army

    Renniger-Richards-Griswold-Owens

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    Man Whore. (I'd be broke and destitute, but I'd still have a title!)
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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    I pondered this question for quite a while a few years ago and came up with working in a bike shop (yes I mean bicycles). Kinda random I know but I like to ride in my spare time.
    "Be Polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet"

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    Cattle rancher.
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

    At communion, when the priest says "Body of Christ", I say "Thanks, I've been working out", then I grab the cracker and run back to my seat

    An amateur practices until he gets it right. A professional practices until he cant get it wrong.

    They've got us surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.

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    Good question, had to think about that one. I have always wanted to be two things, a cop, and a train engineer. I still might pursue the later after I hit my 20 years here.

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    Military or Law, probably both with JAG if I had started earlier. Now I would take helos.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    honestly thought about this a few months ago and didnt come up with something since this is what i wanted to do my whole life. but if i HAD to pick id go back to valet parking, great money and met lots of famous/cool people

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    I grew up with my Godparent's Standardbred Racehorse operation, so I would be doing that or be a large animal vet.

    Growing up I did always want to be a Military Pilot, but when I inquired about it as I got older I ran into the same situation as Xiphos.

    I did the part time Firefighter/Emt working a 24 hour schedule. It was nice, but after a while you get tired of not having fires and only handling tater-tote medicals.
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