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Offline T. WOLF

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Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« on: June 02, 2020, 11:43:59 AM »
Welcome to the cadre, Pocket Watch!

Pocket Watch is a familiar face to many instructors as a long-time regular at Project Appleseeds in southeast MI.  Always quick to lend us a hand or offer a constructive suggestion (like shooting morgan's shingle with a cold bore on Sunday AM!), he's been a welcome addition to our events.  This past Sunday in Fenton he finally made it official.  Thank you for stepping up, Pocket Watch!  I hope you find the Instructor journey as rewarding as I have.

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leaders, and concerting measures in opposition to each other." ~John Adams 1780

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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 11:59:24 AM »
Welcome Pocket Watch! HUZZAH HUZZAH HUZZAH!
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God ! I know not what course others may choose, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death ! " Patrick Henry
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attendind too much liberty, than to those attending too small a degree of it. "
Thomas Jefferson
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 " I have'nt a man who 's afraid to go." Capt Isaac Davis
"I would say that the majority of Americans have no real sense of the value and the uniqueness of being a U.S. citizen.  Once they realize what they have, they are less likely to stand by while some politician attempts to whittle down their rights."  Troy a.k.a. solarguy

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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 12:54:59 PM »
Thanks for stepping up!
In giving us dominion over the animal kingdom, God has signified His will that we subdue the beast within ourselves.
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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 12:55:59 PM »
Thanks for joining the cadre Pocket Watch.  Now the real fun begins.
The hardest distance to shoot is the six inches between your ears.  It gets easier when you get out of your own way.  Self doubt and negative self talk have no place on the firing line.  Once a shot is gone... good or bad, it is gone.   Focus on the next one. Make forty good first shots.

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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 03:57:47 PM »
Thanks for joining the cadre!
Can't we all just agree to disagree in a civil fashion while the planet's last, fading hope of liberty and prosperity gets snuffed out?

No. We can't.

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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 09:26:48 PM »
Welcome aboard, and thanks for stepping forward.   O0
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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 01:46:47 PM »
Huzzah!  And how many other rifles are on your list to score Rifleman on, PocketWatch?   :snipersmi :~ :---
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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 10:23:43 AM »
Good man.  Welcome
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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2020, 10:45:28 AM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome!!! I look forward to working along side all of you soon.

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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2020, 12:40:13 PM »
Welcome to the Appleseed team.  Thank you for stepping up.  Hope to see you some time on the line. 

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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2020, 07:33:00 PM »
Congratulations and thanks for stepping up.. look forward to working with you

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Re: Welcome Michigan's Newest Orange Hat!
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2020, 09:02:08 AM »
Woohoo! I remember the first time we met at an event! I loved seeing your familiar face around events. (I was one too before accepting the Orange Hat). It also great to have someone from my neck of the woods! Congrats and thanks for stepping up! Looking forward to working with you on the line and hanging out with you too ;)
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."  - Benjamin Franklin

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