Wall Street, Small Street

Competitive MarksmanshipI just spilled coffee all over my laptop and hope I did not ruin it. But, if I did, I will save up
and buy a new one; I will not expect my government to buy me a new one or
invent a temporary job program to then think I am earning the money out of my own
initiative. The proper actions I allude to constitute leadership. To be angry at someone
else’s wealth and expect some to be handed your way seems immature and ill
thought out. I admire rich people, their ceaseless work ethic, enginuity, creativity and imagination.
What is wrong with the layers of our society whose expectations for themselves need to be met by someone else?? Why is the banker who earns $10M a year,
replete with earning several collegiate levels of degrees reviled, where
the half-clad, foul-mouthed rock stars who collect the same annual income
are idolized?
After I graduated college, I could not find work if my life depended
on it. Well, actually, it did: I had two school-aged kids to feed, clothe and house.
I did not protest. I did not march. I did not assemble, peacefully or otherwise.
I did, however, apply for numerous jobs and interview like crazy. And no one hired me.
I had no idea the country wallowed in the recession of the early 90’s. I tell you
what I did next: I started my own business. I cleaned houses. Nothing humbled me
more than earning my own college degree to then turn around and scrub somebody
else’s soiled commode. But, I earned a good living. I paid my way. I provided for
my family. I filed my tax returns. I engaged in an honest day’s work. And then,
the government called. So, I hung up my toilet brush, donned a gun belt and
went to work for the United States Customs Service, definitely not a job program.
What are you all doing to pursue your own happiness?

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"I worked as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer for over 14 years, in a firearms carrying capacity. First assigned to LAX (1994), then to the Los Angeles/ Long Beach Seaport (1997-2007), I took an early retirement from my final duty station of El Paso, TX (2007-2008). Never having handled firearms prior to this job, I give full credit for my initial shooting lessons and safe firearms handling skills to the government. As I began to compete, I gleaned tips and coaching lessons from the best law enforcement instructors across the nation, turning myself into one of the best, too. I was a firearms instructor in Los Angeles and a national level competitor on a formally sponsored team from 1999 through 2003, being sent all over the nation for pistol match competitions. As a result of this gift of an experience, I went on to set five national records in the law enforcement shooting sports. Check in regularly to read about those and other adventures and misadventures!"
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