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RE: NCAA President has suggested changing the setup of NCAA governance
(04-07-2012 10:29 AM)JRsec Wrote:  
(04-07-2012 07:31 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 06:07 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 05:29 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  A couple of traumatic brain injuries tend to give you a different perspective...
Forgive me but that is a pespective I hope to avoid. I have stared down the business end of firearms on two occasions, had my life threatened twice, and learned some things I wish I'd never known, but I'm glad not to have had that kind of trauma.

Just curious, and you don't have to reply, but by your handle I take it you ride. Are the brain injuries associated with that passion?
JR, my handle came from a science fiction story called Dragon's Egg, about life on a neutron star by Robert L. Forward (bitcruncher was a minor scientist on the neutron star when their civilization collapsed during a starquake)...

I used to ride. But I had to sell my bike. I can't take all the vibration any longer. Between the transplant and the equilibrium difficulties, it's just too much for me to handle...

The brain traumas happened because every once in a while, my heart just stops. Each time it's happened in my life, I've either gotten a concussion or a traumatic brain injury. The last 3 times it happened when I was driving. I was lucky enough to live long enough for the doctors to figure out a pacemaker was all I needed to keep me conscious. But they tried medication first, and it took 10 years for them to figure out that wasn't working. It wasn't exactly Easy Street...
Thanks for letting me know, I'll keep that in my prayers.

By the way both of my run ins with the business end of handguns were just from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I went to help a woman who was being beaten, I thought mugged, and it turned out to be a drunk boyfried with a gun. I talked him down, left, and called the police. The second was in a parking lot just walking to my car when a woman came by being chased by another woman with a gun. She hid behind me. I had no idea what to do then. The one with the gun shouted some more expletives and left. Both of these were minor on the trauma scale.

The threats against my life, and the things I learned, well that was work on behalf of the disenfranchised. They were major on the trauma scale.

All of that said, I know what you face is far more sobering and less controlable. My first statement of this post is sincere. Considering the circumstances, I marvel a bit more at what I already appreciated in the scope and clarity of your thinking.
I've been shot 4 times, stabbed, battled cancer, a transplant, passed out behind the wheel 3 times, survived 5 falls of over 100 feet, and been declared dead 3 times. My name is on the Vietnam Memorial in D.C. and the one in Charleston, WV. It's a strange feeling to see your name on a memorial for those killed in combat...

Yet here I am. I often wonder why. I guess I'm just stubborn... 07-coffee3
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RE: NCAA President has suggested changing the setup of NCAA governance
(04-07-2012 10:40 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(04-07-2012 10:29 AM)JRsec Wrote:  
(04-07-2012 07:31 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 06:07 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 05:29 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  A couple of traumatic brain injuries tend to give you a different perspective...
Forgive me but that is a pespective I hope to avoid. I have stared down the business end of firearms on two occasions, had my life threatened twice, and learned some things I wish I'd never known, but I'm glad not to have had that kind of trauma.

Just curious, and you don't have to reply, but by your handle I take it you ride. Are the brain injuries associated with that passion?
JR, my handle came from a science fiction story called Dragon's Egg, about life on a neutron star by Robert L. Forward (bitcruncher was a minor scientist on the neutron star when their civilization collapsed during a starquake)...

I used to ride. But I had to sell my bike. I can't take all the vibration any longer. Between the transplant and the equilibrium difficulties, it's just too much for me to handle...

The brain traumas happened because every once in a while, my heart just stops. Each time it's happened in my life, I've either gotten a concussion or a traumatic brain injury. The last 3 times it happened when I was driving. I was lucky enough to live long enough for the doctors to figure out a pacemaker was all I needed to keep me conscious. But they tried medication first, and it took 10 years for them to figure out that wasn't working. It wasn't exactly Easy Street...
Thanks for letting me know, I'll keep that in my prayers.

By the way both of my run ins with the business end of handguns were just from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I went to help a woman who was being beaten, I thought mugged, and it turned out to be a drunk boyfried with a gun. I talked him down, left, and called the police. The second was in a parking lot just walking to my car when a woman came by being chased by another woman with a gun. She hid behind me. I had no idea what to do then. The one with the gun shouted some more expletives and left. Both of these were minor on the trauma scale.

The threats against my life, and the things I learned, well that was work on behalf of the disenfranchised. They were major on the trauma scale.

All of that said, I know what you face is far more sobering and less controlable. My first statement of this post is sincere. Considering the circumstances, I marvel a bit more at what I already appreciated in the scope and clarity of your thinking.
I've been shot 4 times, stabbed, battled cancer, a transplant, passed out behind the wheel 3 times, survived 5 falls of over 100 feet, and been declared dead 3 times. My name is on the Vietnam Memorial in D.C. and the one in Charleston, WV. It's a strange feeling to see your name on a memorial for those killed in combat...

Yet here I am. I often wonder why. I guess I'm just stubborn... 07-coffee3

And I'm counting on you remaining stubborn, my friend. 04-rock

04-cheers
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04-07-2012 10:42 AM
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Bet on it, Neil. You'll come out a winner... 04-cheers
04-07-2012 10:49 AM
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RE: NCAA President has suggested changing the setup of NCAA governance
(04-07-2012 10:40 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(04-07-2012 10:29 AM)JRsec Wrote:  
(04-07-2012 07:31 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 06:07 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 05:29 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  A couple of traumatic brain injuries tend to give you a different perspective...
Forgive me but that is a pespective I hope to avoid. I have stared down the business end of firearms on two occasions, had my life threatened twice, and learned some things I wish I'd never known, but I'm glad not to have had that kind of trauma.

Just curious, and you don't have to reply, but by your handle I take it you ride. Are the brain injuries associated with that passion?
JR, my handle came from a science fiction story called Dragon's Egg, about life on a neutron star by Robert L. Forward (bitcruncher was a minor scientist on the neutron star when their civilization collapsed during a starquake)...

I used to ride. But I had to sell my bike. I can't take all the vibration any longer. Between the transplant and the equilibrium difficulties, it's just too much for me to handle...

The brain traumas happened because every once in a while, my heart just stops. Each time it's happened in my life, I've either gotten a concussion or a traumatic brain injury. The last 3 times it happened when I was driving. I was lucky enough to live long enough for the doctors to figure out a pacemaker was all I needed to keep me conscious. But they tried medication first, and it took 10 years for them to figure out that wasn't working. It wasn't exactly Easy Street...
Thanks for letting me know, I'll keep that in my prayers.

By the way both of my run ins with the business end of handguns were just from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I went to help a woman who was being beaten, I thought mugged, and it turned out to be a drunk boyfried with a gun. I talked him down, left, and called the police. The second was in a parking lot just walking to my car when a woman came by being chased by another woman with a gun. She hid behind me. I had no idea what to do then. The one with the gun shouted some more expletives and left. Both of these were minor on the trauma scale.

The threats against my life, and the things I learned, well that was work on behalf of the disenfranchised. They were major on the trauma scale.

All of that said, I know what you face is far more sobering and less controlable. My first statement of this post is sincere. Considering the circumstances, I marvel a bit more at what I already appreciated in the scope and clarity of your thinking.
I've been shot 4 times, stabbed, battled cancer, a transplant, passed out behind the wheel 3 times, survived 5 falls of over 100 feet, and been declared dead 3 times. My name is on the Vietnam Memorial in D.C. and the one in Charleston, WV. It's a strange feeling to see your name on a memorial for those killed in combat...

Yet here I am. I often wonder why. I guess I'm just stubborn... 07-coffee3

Well that explains alot more. Did you train at Bragg with special forces or at Benning with Airborne? In either event I'm glad you're stubborn too. JR
04-07-2012 11:04 AM
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RE: NCAA President has suggested changing the setup of NCAA governance
I was at Bragg - then Benning - after Ft. Polk...
04-07-2012 11:34 AM
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(04-07-2012 11:34 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  I was at Bragg - then Benning - after Ft. Polk...

Green Beret or Ranger, I'm thankful for your sevice to the our country, and I'm sorry the personal cost was so high. I missed that one by a year. My dad was Sandy One, and my uncle P.O.W. after Nov. 65. JR
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I was a Ranger. But it wasn't by choice. I was drafted... 07-coffee3
04-07-2012 12:51 PM
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