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    The following are INFORMATION, ARTICLES and OTHER that I found interesting for the day, week , month. My PROFESSIONAL OPINIONS are added to the information based on my EXPERIENCES in the SECURITY and INTELLIGENCE professions. If YOU have ARTICLES or OTHER you would like placed on the site, please do not hesitate to send them to me with YOUR OPINIONS at efpipps@gmail.com. I look forward to ALL of your comments and information.

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY 5/13

BATTLE STRATEGY OF THE DAY:

Tours/Poitiers 732 C.E.

The Battle of Tours/Poitiers was a turning point in world history, one that affected the cultural development of western Europe.  It was here that the tide of Muslim conquest was turned back, with enormous long-term implications for the future of European Christendom.  The battle made a hero of Charles “The Hammer” Martel.  Martel’s brilliant battle tactics carried the day, and Europe was saved from the spread of the Muslims.  Read more on the LINK below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours

TIME UNTIL NEXT POTUS ELECTION:

909 Days, 13 Hours, 41 Minutes, 36 Seconds

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The General of a large army may be defeated, but you cannot defeat the determined mind of a peasant.”

— Confucius

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

When I was “enjoying” the day-to-day, year-to-year life of military school, I came across a unique English professor who left a lasting impression on me.  It was not so much the content of his class, but a story he would use to motivate me and others in not only sports, and military doctrine, but in life.  The story was “Get the Message to Garcia”.  To those that have not read this story, you should.  For those that give up, don’t follow through, blame the world for YOUR failures, you should read this story.  I have placed a couple of links below.  Read the story and get the message to Garcia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Message_to_Garcia

http://www.foundationsmag.com/rowan.html

RULE OF THE DAY:

REALTIME

When working in the Bodyguard business there is no way to COVER for every ACT.  All you can do is cover for the highest percentage of acts that can occur under the conditions present in REALTIME.  REAL TIME, two words becomes REALTIME, one word and one of the most important words you will learn to understand and respect for REALTIME is never static, it is flowing, such as a river as the river will flow high and the river will flow low.  It will flow fast and it will flow slow relative to numbers that change as the river flows through straight aways, bends, and curves.  It loses speed and momentum as the water flows through, around, and into tighter and larger areas.  Deeper and shallower areas.  Now, picture a client moving, in REALTIME.  Their movements are continuous, and it is your job to stay ahead of this momentum without ever slowing that momentum down.  If the client has to stop, slow down or change course because you have failed to respect REALTIME, then you have lost.  Don’t get me wrong, out of the thousands of movements that occur in one day operating around another person in constant movement, the one loss will be quickly forgotten because REALTIME does not wait.  TO stop and ponder the loss would mean everything stops and that is not going to happen.  You, as the Protective Agent, will always “dance” around the CONSTANT of REALTIME.  Respect it, enjoy it, and live with it.  It is all things exciting, challenging, logistical.  You will NEVER conquer REALTIME all you can ever do is operate WITH it in REALTIME.

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