Nicely said T-bird.
Some times some of us have too high of an oppionion of our own oppinions. Once upon a time, and a looong time ago, I too was a police officer. We used to smile at how officious and pretentious some of the younger lads sounded when they thought they were out of earshot from their more seasoned collegues who were not so easily impressed.
I'm often suspicious when someone finds the need to tout their credidentials unsolicited - and then proceed to lecture.
Then again I'm just an old country boy; I'm sure it's quite acceptable in outer space...
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt