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11-15-09, 01:05 AM #1
Old things new...
I guess I have been registered on here for quite some time, but I have rarely logged on. I suppose there were reasons enough for that, as well as using this log-on (a play on my last name). I've been assured those reasons are a thing of the past, so here I am.
Many will know me by "Switchback". I would have registered with it, but my email already had this name on it. Ah well.
Anywho, for those who don't know me, I am a U.S. Marshal. I have been doing it for about 14 years now. I've been doing fugitive work exclusively for a long time now. I did a stint as a sniper on our Special Operations Group for many years, doing a little of this and that here and there. I recently gave it up for a promotion and just do the hide-and-seek thing these days.
Well, that's that... nothing much else to me. I'll get to work on the verification thing next.
11-15-09, 01:09 AM #2
Well welcome aboard/back.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
"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 justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat
"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway
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11-15-09, 01:21 AM #3
Hello and welcome!
11-15-09, 01:36 AM #4
Welcome and enjoy the site.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
11-15-09, 01:38 AM #5
11-15-09, 02:11 AM #6
Howdy from the Emerald Triangle'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
11-15-09, 02:12 AM #7
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
11-15-09, 02:15 AM #8
Hello and welcome back from Louisiana.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"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."
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
11-15-09, 05:24 AM #9
WelcomeNo one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
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11-15-09, 07:39 AM #10
Glad to see you!"If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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11-15-09, 08:49 AM #11
Welcome back! It's great to have you here!
11-15-09, 09:11 AM #12
welcome from ....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.
11-15-09, 10:25 AM #13
11-15-09, 10:34 AM #14
WelcomeJust because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!
11-15-09, 10:44 AM #15
Thanks for the great welcome, guys (and gals).
FYI, Reca offered to change my name. While I was not going to bother him with asking, I certainly will take him up on the offer... so, expect to see Switchback floating around here soon.
11-15-09, 10:56 AM #16
11-15-09, 11:00 AM #17
...and is it just me, or are there a lot of (presumably) LSU fans around here?!?!?!
Don't worry... I am not hating. While a little fanatical down there, I feel a bit of connection after all the time I have spent, hanging out in Louisiana over the years.
11-15-09, 11:06 AM #18
You can observe and participate in talk about gators and stuff here:
11-15-09, 11:47 AM #19
WelcomeDon't you just hate it when someone's balls are hidden so well, they can't seem to find it themselves ~ RSA
You can't avoid gossip & rude words from
people. You can't please everybody. But remember, they wouldn't bother if you meant nothing.
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A PINT OF SWEAT SAVES A GALLON OF BLOOD ~ PATTON
11-15-09, 12:48 PM #20
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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