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Situational Awareness

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Post by lildave40 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 am

Good Day All,

I wanted to share what happened to me this past week. Friday while coming home from Laredo I stopped at a rest area to relieve myself. While parking I noticed only 2 cars in the parking lot. 1 a maintenance the other had 2 tweekers in it. while walking inside I see in the corner of my eyes 2 tweeker sitting on the eating area. I take care of business and as I am coming out and lit a cigarette and figured I would take advantage of not driving and answer a few emails. Being on the safe side I put my body in the position where I could watch all for of those people. Suddenly on my right I here someone approaching. He quickly asked for a smoke. With a firm voice and head up. I tell him to keep his distance. This is when he started to get a little aggressive and took one step towards me. Thats when I told him again. I said keep your distance and walk away. Quick scan of the area number 4 tweeker was missing. So the smoke hit the ground got in car and left. While driving off I see number 4 coming out of the woods from behind about 15 yards from where I was parked. I am not saying I was getting set up but I will rather be safe then sorry.


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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by crazy2medic » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:28 am

When the alarm bells in the back of your head go off it's time to leave or prepare to defend yourself! Certainly seems like you were being set up! Good thing you were paying attention!
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Post by C-dub » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 pm

What’s a tweeker?
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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by SewTexas » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:20 pm

C-dub wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 pm
What’s a tweeker?
druggie, probably smoking weed
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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by jason812 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:07 pm

SewTexas wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:20 pm
C-dub wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 pm
What’s a tweeker?
druggie, probably smoking weed
I thought tweekers are meth heads. Usually identified as skeleton skinny, ratty t-shirt and pants that hasn't been washed in a month, messed up hair, bug eyes and rotten teeth. Or they look like zombies.

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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 pm

jason812 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:07 pm
SewTexas wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:20 pm
C-dub wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 pm
What’s a tweeker?
druggie, probably smoking weed
I thought tweekers are meth heads. Usually identified as skeleton skinny, ratty t-shirt and pants that hasn't been washed in a month, messed up hair, bug eyes and rotten teeth. Or they look like zombies.
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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by Paladin » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:43 pm

lildave40 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 am
Good Day All,

I wanted to share what happened to me this past week. Friday while coming home from Laredo I stopped at a rest area to relieve myself. While parking I noticed only 2 cars in the parking lot. 1 a maintenance the other had 2 tweekers in it. while walking inside I see in the corner of my eyes 2 tweeker sitting on the eating area. I take care of business and as I am coming out and lit a cigarette and figured I would take advantage of not driving and answer a few emails. Being on the safe side I put my body in the position where I could watch all for of those people. Suddenly on my right I here someone approaching. He quickly asked for a smoke. With a firm voice and head up. I tell him to keep his distance. This is when he started to get a little aggressive and took one step towards me. Thats when I told him again. I said keep your distance and walk away. Quick scan of the area number 4 tweeker was missing. So the smoke hit the ground got in car and left. While driving off I see number 4 coming out of the woods from behind about 15 yards from where I was parked. I am not saying I was getting set up but I will rather be safe then sorry.
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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by Caliber » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 pm

From Active Self Protection: "Awareness buys you time and time buys you options."


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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by rotor » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 pm

Had to google tweekers. I must live in an alternate universe.

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Post by oljames3 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:04 pm

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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by G26ster » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:40 pm

rotor wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Had to google tweekers. I must live in an alternate universe.
Me too. Must be our age. I just found out there's an expression of surprise called, "Oh snap!" Snap what? :confused5

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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by Maxwell » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:03 am

jason812 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:07 pm
SewTexas wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:20 pm
C-dub wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 pm
What’s a tweeker?
druggie, probably smoking weed
I thought tweekers are meth heads. Usually identified as skeleton skinny, ratty t-shirt and pants that hasn't been washed in a month, messed up hair, bug eyes and rotten teeth. Or they look like zombies.
:iagree:

General definition is that Tweekers are either meth, crack, or speed addicts. They tend to be obviously anxious and twitchy, and as addicts looking for their next fix they can be aggressive and dangerous. Pot heads are just pot heads. Stoned and stupid but more often than not they are not looking for any type of fight.

Bottom line is that Paladin was right. If it feels wrong it probably is wrong.
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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by Paladin » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:45 pm

Caliber wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 pm
From Active Self Protection: "Awareness buys you time and time buys you options."
+1

Your gun doesn't buy you anything if you get knocked out by a surprise blow to the head.

Observe is the first part of the OODA loop. Only dumb luck will let you win a fight without awareness.
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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:01 pm

G26ster wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:40 pm
rotor wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Had to google tweekers. I must live in an alternate universe.
Me too. Must be our age. I just found out there's an expression of surprise called, "Oh snap!" Snap what? :confused5
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Re: Situational Awareness

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Post by WildBill » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:52 pm

lildave40 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 am
Good Day All,

I wanted to share what happened to me this past week.
Thanks for your post. A good reminder. :tiphat:
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