Selasa, 12 Juli 2011

A moral perimeter in an amoral world.

The Long Walk Follows ebook

The Long Walk Follows ebook

Brian Castner has blast-induced memory losses. He is crazy, he runs. He has spent nearly eight years in Iraq.

In one of the scenes in the book, the humvee in which he is riding is surrounded by a mob. It is necessary to exit and shoot, he thinks. Then, thankfully, the convoy moves forward slowly. Brian Castner calls his anxiety the Crazy. It didn't start right away at the end of his deployment.

The sights, the smells of being sent to a war zone are described. The author, through poor eye sight, ended up being directed by the Air Force into the field of Disaster Preparedness. He sought to attend the Explosive Ordinance Disposal school, (the bomb squad). Passing and surviving the training for nine months results in a different person being created by graduation day.

Afterwards, out of the military, the author becomes a civilian EOD instructor. He had been relieved of his first command for disobeying a direct order of a general during wartime. After spending four months doing paperwork, he was again put in command of a group and became swept up in the deployment current.

In the war zone Castner hated going out at night. The squad used robots. The narrator (author) explains that he has become two people. The scientific application of high explosives makes terrorism and modern war possible.

During world War II the British UXB cleared bombs and fire brigades stopped the fires. The bomb technicians shifted the direction of the war. In Iraq the U.S. failed. Instead of destroying ammunition depots, the columns of soldiers kept moving.

The book brings war closer than anything I've read. I hope policymakers read this.

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6 komentar:

  1. I am 25 sit at a desk all day.. There is no time to work out in my day. I am just wondering how the fastest way to loose it is. I don't care about safety at first I just want to see the pounds drop before I can get motivated.

    BalasHapus
  2. I've been working out regularly (4-6 times per week, 1-2 hours per visit, weights and cardio) for two months and haven't lost anything. I feel much better and energetic; however, everyone around me is shrinking to nothing and I am still overweight.

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  3. I am a 34 yr old female with a muscular build. I have always been active and still play soccer (still play), Karate, foot hockey, and go to the gym. I have been told that I should not worry so much about weight because muscle weighs more than fat, but as I get older, I am also gaining weight. My diet is not the best, and maybe it's just a matter of changing my diet to lose the extra pounds, but I have never dieted before so I am clueless about where to even start. Any thoughts?

    BalasHapus
  4. a gym? I weigh 227 and I'm 5'6 and a quarter.

    BalasHapus
  5. Rachelle Travis12 November 2011 07.32

    My friend told me I had to burn more calories that I eat, so yesterday for breakfast I had 400 calories and could only stay on the treadmill for an hour, and still didn't burn 400 calories according to the monitor...I don't think she knows what she's talking about, but just in case, does anyone have any advice?? My workout consists of 1 hour in the morning, 30 minutes at lunch, then another hour before bedtime....is this enough???

    BalasHapus
  6. hope somebody can help me and give the tips and the list what to do in my daily life...

    BalasHapus