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    Weapon of choice

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 25/04/2019

    » In my army days, we were issued used M1 rifles. They were heavy and either had hair triggers or they had to be pulled way back before firing, by which time the target had moved.

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    Scandinavian myth

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 17/02/2017

    » However much we desire to live in peace, when our nations' leaders beat the drums of war we are obliged to exchange our sickles for guns and march off to combat evil (our side of course good). Through training and luck we return victorious from the fray, perhaps without a leg but with a medal to compensate for it.

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    Hitting the right note

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 28/03/2016

    » One thing thriller novelists agree on is that their respective lands have an ultra secret elite force answerable only to the nation's leader. They are called upon to do the dirty work forbidden by international law -- assassinations at home and abroad.

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    Way too much

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Born and bred in the Big Apple, I was raised believing -- it was in my mother's milk -- that New York is the centre of the universe. It has Times Square and Central Park, Broadway and Wall Street, the United Nations and the Empire State Building, Coney Island and two rivers, Greenwich Village and Nathan's hot dogs.

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    How to be a billionaire

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 06/01/2014

    » Of all books published, the most common belong to the "how to" genre. There's no limit to the advice authors give readers. Experts tell you how to build a house from the ground up, learn a language, be a successful businessmen, become a chef, design, repair, maintain, alter. Anything you set your mind to.

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    Be wary of friends

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 04/06/2012

    » I don't know how typical I am as I made _ and lost _ quite a number of friends through the years. Neighbourhood friends, school friends, army friends, social work friends, backpacking friends, foreign friends, family friends, male and female. Some best friends.

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    Hail the superhero

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 23/01/2012

    » Comic strip artists and writers of thrillers have the same idea _ creating a character that can defeat evil single-handedly. The drawback is that when actual evil people come on stage, it requires the army, navy and marines to take them down. During WWII, I was one of millions of kids disillusioned that Superman didn't make short shrift of Hitler.

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