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  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    When I was younger I had several fears but as the years passed so did my fears. Now I notice that I just don't fear things, please don't get the wrong idea here I am not going bungee jumping or something dumb like that I just don't fear things any more. Snakes, spiders, death, old age they don't worry me.
    Only two things that I find frightening are the loss of our country and not being able to see my sights.
    When we where younger we did dumb things that where dangerous and we got smarter, we did things that where careless and we became more cautious.
    What frightens you?
    Ron
  2. rosierita

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    hmm.... out living my kids would probably be 1 of my biggest fears. loss of country is up there tho.
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    Snakes...still freaks the shite outta me....
  4. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    But only after they have been cooked and eaten ;) :D :D
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I fear the future for our country and - -

    have a horrible fear of fire, which arises out of having been in the Hartford Circus fire from beginning to end.
  6. HiPowerKid

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    The immediate fear is hearing more and more people say there's nothing they can do about the loss of our country's soverignty and liberty; that their vote doesn't count; that they're just one person, "what can I do?" they ask. Passage of the FTAA is gonna be much worse than N.A.F.T.A. and G.A.T.T. Apathy abounds and I'm sick and tired of it.

    The other fear is of heights where I can fall without protection. Flying in a plane or helicopters is fine, but standing on the edge of a building, etc. makes my knees weak. Spiders and snakes ain't so bad unless they sneak up on me.

    But don't you dare throw no snake on me at the range! Remember, we're armed out there, even if it is a cold range! :D
  7. Deputy Dawg

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    We have the same fears.
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    Hypo inoculations

    Through the years I've endured comments from friends and family members like "how could you be afraid of a little needle?" and "it's just a tiny stick in the arm" my response was always "I dont know...I just know it's a genuine phobia found in many people" then I began to realize that seemingly everyone had a phobia of some sort.

    My Aunt was one that I used to hear these comments from, so to my glee I found out that she didn't want to be in the same town as a snake and I happened to own a few. :D

    Oh, it's just a tiny 4' Ball Boa Constrictor, he dosen't even have teeth...How could you be afraid????

    Gotta love the irony as she gathers her skirt and takes off running...At least I can be in the same freaking room with a hypodermic needle.

    Crpdeth
  9. Yeah, Jas, and you Aussies have some of the most deadly in the world to contend with! The worst we have here in Colorado is the ol' rattler. He's not much of a problem if you are alert and not stupid.

    I think one of my greatest fears these days is accidentlly flashing my carry gun, or having it inadvertantly fall on the floor. It's an irrational fear since I carry only under very good concealment clothing and in very secure holsters. Still, it's always something I'm aware of when I carry a weapon, which is about 95% of the time.
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    The Democrats gaining control of Congress and Hillary as President.
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    Billory or Hillary Clinton getting any further than they are now. Arkansas need to recall them both!
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    Spiders freak me out. I know that most of them are harmless, but I don't like them.

    I was bitten by a Brown Recluse in boot camp at Ft. Leonardwood, MO. I didn't fully realize till I was back home. Last week of boot camp and I get bit by this deadly spider. I didn't even feel it. It took the doctors a week to figure out what was wrong with me.

    Thats not the reason though. I was afraid of them little eight legged freaks well before that.
  14. Deputy Dawg

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    That one should be all of our fears.
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    I used to step out of airplanes at low altitude (~300 ft) I was a pole/tower monkey. I climbed sheer rock walls (sometimes for fun and sometimes because I was more afraid of the DI on the ground than I was of the wall. :D ) I wandered around Eastern Europe in the early 60s. I have accosted gun runners in a canyon after dark. I have been shot at and missed and shot at and hit.

    Fears? More now than then. That is either a sign of returning sanity or, perhaps, I just do not understand the situation. :p

    Pops
  16. If that happens, all of us here at TFF should consider buying an island in the Pacfic someplace and moving there permanently! :(
  17. rangerruck

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    this is a mathematical problem. you see , Wisdom = time x experiences. wisdom is it's own property that works on the inside of you as a piece of matter that gains in size , heat, density, etc. just like the sun. and just like the sun it is allways doing this and allways working. even when you don't realize it, your brain and your body will do things according to your wisdom quotient, unless you act upon it with a conscious equally powerfull opposing force. and so your force has to have a ballistic coefficient so to speak, that is stronger than gravity, your own "inner", or wind resistance, your own laziness, comfort zone, whatever you want to call it. The use of the opposing force is where you will shock into usage fibers and nerve endings, that have long been dormant. It is therefore a reactive electro-chemcial response to differing stimuli. This is where the fear STARTS, but if you control the amperage of the situation, the the fear becomes excitement, if you dont control it , or try to cut it off berfore completion, then it stays a fear response. So the thing to do is to follow the "experience" through try to control the situation as best you can , and you will get to where the point of excercise should allways lead us , adrenaline+excitement=accomplishment, then wisdom, then euphoria, or in the zone.
    As it is written, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. if yo believe the bible, the old testament has a passage, that god himself called Daniel wise. Why? Because Daniel had a full on mind blowing experience of the awesome might and power of god , a revelation if you will. So his experiences with God personally, gave him great wisdom, he feared God because he had personal experiences with Him . Time x experience it was not that he was scared afraid of God, but that he had a thorough knowledge , personally , of God and what he was capable of. So Wisdom can be explained like a theory that becomes a law, it has been thoroughly tested, in as many ways as you yourself can come up with tests, and is found to allways work , with very little variable intrusion. so we can remove Scared fear , through testing and repetition , likewise, you can do something repeatedly that allways scares the hell out of you , the variables and the outcomes allways seem to be different, and yet you can get " Wisdom" and lose your scared fear of even this, because you now have the wisdom to know that the outcome is going to freak you out, and yet that is o.k.
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  18. Deputy Dawg

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    Count me in,because it then will be time to move, :( ..............how much money do I need to save up?
  19. BobMcG

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    You nailed it!
  20. LurpyGeek

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    You're right, but the other major math equation that we all must remember is that Crisis + Time = Humor. Think about it.

    Holy Crap, can you imagine what that place would be like?

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