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Old 07-31-2018, 04:59 PM
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I was watching videos like this and wondered: what separates most of us from THIS kind of poetry/prose? He is outside the ďbusinessĒ of law enforcement, but makes sense to a wordsmith who speaks the vernacular. What makes him different from other artists?

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He's a narcissist.

He has a poet's emotional response to the world around him but can't feel or evaluate life from any other perspective than his own. His perspective is the only truth.

No, he couldn't write for a living. He can't step out of his own skin.

Quite mesmerising though, listening to him talk. I guess charisma comes from confidence and self belief. Such certainty in himself.
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Yeah, fascinating to watch him speak. How he takes zero responsibility for anything in his life. I donít mean the murders, but even the fact he canít read or doesnít understand the business like formality of the proceeding.

He was made in some part by his environment, clearly a horrible upbringing, but some of that he had to be born with.
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Yeah, fascinating to watch him speak. How he takes zero responsibility for anything in his life. I donít mean the murders, but even the fact he canít read or doesnít understand the business like formality of the proceeding.

He was made in some part by his environment, clearly a horrible upbringing, but some of that he had to be born with.
I think its his intrinsic nature - but certainly a life living as loner ad social outcast with no accountability would have exaggerated his traits further.

It sounds rehearsed - a familiar dialogue and personal justification that has run through his head for years. I think those guys handled him well - pretty patient and nothing inflammatory in their responses.
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Uh, just checkin' - you two do know this guy is dead, right?
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Yeah, died in prison 2017 at a cost to taxpayers of about 4.2 million for his incarceration. He was a big Beatles fan though... gotta count for something.

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I like his haircut.
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So he was jailed for ordering other people to murder somebody?
If he was in the Pentagon he'd be a national hero.
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Uh, just checkin' - you two do know this guy is dead, right?

Jeez Nick - you're so tense...
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I like his haircut.

Yeah. I would of.

We've all got a past, right?
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Yeah. I would of.

We've all got a past, right?
I just meant it was a step up from his usual look. Professional, but at the same time, casual and easygoing. To me it said, "I'm ready for parole."
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Jeez Nick - you're so tense...

Yeah, I need to watch more episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats. I find Joe Wilkinson to be a gifted role model for me as the world continues to careen through time.
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Yeah, I need to watch more episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats. I find Joe Wilkinson to be a gifted role model for me as the world continues to careen through time.
Perhaps this will make things clearer:

https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=YstBl9xzz34
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Perhaps this will make things clearer:

https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=YstBl9xzz34


No, it doesn't.

So I'm off to ride my bicycle to a local car repair shop where I mop the floors and clean the toilets on Saturdays.

Yeah, had to fight my way to the head of the line for this gig.
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No, it doesn't.

So I'm off to ride my bicycle to a local car repair shop where I mop the floors and clean the toilets on Saturdays.

Yeah, had to fight my way to the head of the line for this gig.

Couldn't click on your link but I do like Joe Wilkinson.

Is this new car shop gig eating in to your shooting time? Seem to recall Saturdays mornings were spent at the range...
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Couldn't click on your link but I do like Joe Wilkinson.

Is this new car shop gig eating in to your shooting time? Seem to recall Saturdays mornings were spent at the range...

Google Joe Wilkinson poem.
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The instructor doesn't need my help these days (CCW applications traditionally diminish this time of year) and thus here I am dancin' with a sailor's girlfriend.

However, today I did get to disassemble an authentic Manx so it can be sent out for fresh paint.
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The instructor doesn't need my help these days (CCW applications traditionally diminish this time of year) and thus here I am dancin' with a sailor's girlfriend.

However, today I did get to disassemble an authentic Manx so it can be sent out for fresh paint.

Not too many of those knocking around in UK. The few I found through googling carry a price tag of £13,000 - £15,000 for an authentic re-build.
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Not too many of those knocking around in UK. The few I found through googling carry a price tag of £13,000 - £15,000 for an authentic re-build.
Yeah, well I don't yet know how much this one is gonna sell for.

I did get to take it for a ride to see if I fixed a speedometer problem.

The experience is more than a motorcycle and less than a pickup truck when it comes to road survival chances.


Seen Joe's poem? This is a semi poetry site and I'm tryin' to stay near that theme.
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Yeah, well I don't yet know how much this one is gonna sell for.

I did get to take it for a ride to see if I fixed a speedometer problem.

The experience is more than a motorcycle and less than a pickup truck when it comes to road survival chances.


Seen Joe's poem? This is a semi poetry site and I'm tryin' to stay near that theme.
Yep. I was in the same state as Sean Locke by the time we got to "Hello Mr Policeman"
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