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    SP's greatest strength is tactical variation. Talk about tactics.
    Any little thing will do.

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    What kinds of actions and thought processes point to a tendency for tactical skills?
    I'm curious to know if I just can't tell because it's like second nature or something...
    Does a preference to improvise (even when one can plan out an action) count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    SP's greatest strength is tactical variation. Talk about tactics.
    Any little thing will do.
    Sehr interresant!

    Tactics successful in everyday life, non-combat.

    -Smile! It's contagious. People in a good mood are disarmed and more willing to work with you than those whoe are in a bad mood.

    -Talk to the person, not their position. If you speak to a hotel desk clerk in a rude manner, he/she can tell you that no rooms are available, whether that is the case or not. Treat others as you wish to be treated...

    -Measure twice, cut once. Think before you speak. Look before you leap.

    -Trust your gut and gauge your progress as often as is necessary to determine if your current tactic is yielding desired results, or if you need to change your gameplan.

    -Don't be predictable.

    -When possible, err on the side of being overly genreous, and overly formal. You will be better received as a well dressed/groomed, generous person, than a slovenly tightwad.

    -Be persistent. Winning the battle is not always winning the war. Don't get mired in unecesssary details, and don't lose sight of the big picture.

    -To maneuver around obstacles, identify a desire of your counterpart and help them fulfill it if they can help you with yours. Quid pro quo. This for that.

    -Thank people for any help they give you. Greet people by name. Always take the time to say hello to people you know.


    Tactics successful in everyday life, combat.

    Hopefully these are hardly ever necessary, but if they are:

    -Handle conflict head on, do not show any signs of weakness if someone tries to intimidate you.

    -End the conflict as quickly as possible. Do not try to look like a superhero. Neutralize your opponent, and move on.

    -Fight fire with more of the same. Unleash an overwhelming amount of force as early as possible, preferably in a pre-emptive strike.

    -Don't be afraid to take a hit. No one wins in a fight. Both parties will hurt the next day, regardless if they are the victor or loser.

    -It's better to stand up for yourself and take a walloping than to allow others to intimidate you. A life without dignity is not a good one. None of us were put here to be abused by others. We all have ar ight to defend our humanity, civili liberties, our honor, and those without the strength to defend themselves.

    -Get ahold of a thumb, a wrist, or an ankle and take away your opponent's leverage. Even the mightiest of men will cease aggressing when their thumb, wrist, elbow, or ankle is broken. Joints are weak points of any body, no matter how large or small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    SP's greatest strength is tactical variation. Talk about tactics.
    Any little thing will do.
    Variation causes confusion, confusion causes chaos. Control the variation and you control the chaos. Depending on the mood I am in I can control the variation, control the confusion and in turn control the chaos. You will be ran in circles and be completely lost and confused trying to follow me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    Variation causes confusion, confusion causes chaos. Control the variation and you control the chaos. Depending on the mood I am in I can control the variation, control the confusion and in turn control the chaos. You will be ran in circles and be completely lost and confused trying to follow me.
    A priceless quote this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post

    -Get ahold of a thumb, a wrist, or an ankle and take away your opponent's leverage. Even the mightiest of men will cease aggressing when their thumb, wrist, elbow, or ankle is broken. Joints are weak points of any body, no matter how large or small.
    Something I was told a long time ago that stuck with me as a matter of self-defense: The body goes where the head goes.

    Your post reminded me of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    Something I was told a long time ago that stuck with me as a matter of self-defense: The body goes where the head goes.
    Your post reminded me of this.
    Nice! Sound counsel from the Queen of Knife Fighting!

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    Many of my recent life strategies stem from when I was laid off, and just re-hired back a few months ago. What did I learn?

    You can never expect anything to be provided for you.

    Doing things yourself is the best way to ensure it is done do your satisfaction.

    Regardless of what everyone else around you is doing you are the only one that has a handle on your life and you have the greatest capacity change and/or improve it.

    Being unhappy is never cured by being lazy, you need to work yourself out of bad situations instead of letting them stagnate. Ignoring problems has far worse long-term ramifactions then the effort needed to address them short term.
    ...Then I ducked my head and the lights went out, and two guns blazed in the dark;
    And a woman screamed, and the lights went up, and two men lay stiff and stark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    Something I was told a long time ago that stuck with me as a matter of self-defense: The body goes where the head goes.

    Your post reminded me of this.

    and the muscles on the back of the forearm are alot weaker than the muscles on the belly of your forearm so its much easier to bend and twist someones hand toward the belly of the forearm to snap it. The muscle to twist there hand is weaker on the outside(the part where you can feel bone) so its also better to twist their hand in towards the person

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    This thread is cool.

    My neighbor called the cops because I had a truck parked outside on the street (not blocking anyone, just visible) instead of in my driveway (full of other cars, i have visiting family) - he never attempted to knock on the door or ask to move it. He's done this before. The truck was just parked temporarily - it's parked outside my house maybe 5 days max a month. Long story short, the guy is a jerk.

    The cop that came the first time (year or so ago) described him as "some yuppie that ran into some money and thinks he's all that" and the second cop agreed that he's "a dick."


    TIP 1: Don't give the cops crap. When cop showed up, I wasn't super-kiss-ass "yes sir no sir" polite, I was just honest. "It's the truck, right?" I asked, knowingly. He said yes. I told him I'd move it. The cop went on to say that if the truck is a commercial vehicle it has to be moved - I explained that it isn't one, but repeated, I'd be moving it anyway.

    Because I was honest with the cop, and told him I'd be moving it in such a way that let him know that I thought the situation was silly but I understood he had better things to do, he actually drove off without waiting for me to move the truck into my driveway. This was ideal.

    I pulled in and blocked the cars in my driveway, and it was an annoyance in the morning. Later today I parked the truck back out on the street because people were moving in and out. I saw what's his face pulling out his driveway and hailed him down.

    Now last night, after that day and a beer or two, I probably would have punched him just because, really, who calls the cops?

    TIP 2: If you can avoid it, don't try to negotiate "hot." It'll get you in a fight. Especially with a guy like this, it'd mean assault and battery charges. Handle your head. If you can't handle your head, get out your energy. I went biking in the rain instead.


    But today, I was actually rather honest, forthcoming, and polite. I explained that the truck would only be there temporarily. He goes on to say that "the first day I was kind enough to ignore it but on the second night I had to do something." I explained that calling the police isn't nesesary. I offered my phone number and suggested that he knock on the door. He ignored this offer and said that when he first moved into the neighborhood (after us, for what it's worth), he "made it clear that he didn't want that truck outside." I saw that this wasn't getting anywhere, told him again that we'd be moving the truck soon.

    TIP 3: Try to resolve the conflict, but know when you're not getting anywhere. Clearly, the guy thinking he owns the block for some reason. It's a public street - really, I can park it where ever or however I want. Just attempt damage control. Also, remember, he may be in the wrong, but it's not THAT big of a deal. But if there are cars in my driveway that I'm blocking, whatever, I'm gonna park it on the street. He'll deal.

    Local neighbors whom I'm friendly with saw me talking with the guy and came over to talk about how the guy is a jerk.

    TIP 4: Have an outside opinion. Apparently this guy has a history of thinking he controls the cul-de-sac and in general, being obnoxious. This gives me backers, support, and camaraderie. It's good to know that I'm not the only one.


    For the future: I'll probably just go about business as usual. When I was "hot" last night, I thought about parking my POS Honda with the dent in the side in front of his house every day from now on, but really, that's not worth it.

    I'll probably piss on the door handle of his Lincoln and call it finished.

    TIP 5: Do what you gotta do.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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