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    MA and Running----

    Decker- You're right about the kettlebell. Nothing builds fuctional strength and endurance like a kettlebell. Bill- You're right too. Running is probably the single best conditioning exercise for endurance one can do. If you get an opportunity try it with snowshoes in the wilderness sometime...
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    The Karate Kid Movies

    Though not a true MA movie, Unleashed was awesome
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    "We could be in Afghanistan for the next 40 years"

    It's all good. I just think that sometimes the U.S needs to scale down the pride a bit and admit it when we're wrong or when we make mistakes instead of staying deployed even longer to correct them. Besides why is it 'tyranny' when another country uses their military but it is 'defending...
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    Kydex holsters and Laser Sights

    I had no idea you could do that. That's awesome. Boiling Kydex for the win!
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    Parents convicted of murder for using faith-healing on unconscious 11 year old daughter.

    I'm with Omar on this one. I'm all for people's individual liberty, but when it's killing children, then it's time for some intervention.
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    The Karate Kid Movies

    I loved the Karate Kid movies. Still do. They are still making moral MA movies. Anyone see Redbelt?
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    Parents convicted of murder for using faith-healing on unconscious 11 year old daughter.

    Easy 5-0, I'm not trying to be self righteous. It just doesn't make sense to me that we can expect rational actions and thoughts from someone who's very beliefs are irrational. For me it all comes down to this. Sad or not, faith or not, stupid is stupid.
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    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    This is an interesting thread...
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    Parents convicted of murder for using faith-healing on unconscious 11 year old daughter.

    Word. Negligence. It makes sense for that to happen though. If you believe snakes really talk, or people can live to be hundreds of years old, or that a man lived inside a big fish for 3 days, things like this are bound to happen.
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    "We could be in Afghanistan for the next 40 years"

    It just doesn't make any sense to me. I get that after we blow a country up, kill it's people, and destroy property, that we owe them to help rebuild and all that. That part I understand. Yet America wasn't attacked by a country. We were attacked by a super far right religious group, not all...
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    Drunk Drivers/Drug users,dealers...and other bad guys

    Run out of what exactly? Legalization is the key. 60% of all prison inmates are non-violent drug offenders. Legalization=lower cost=more room in prisons for true criminals (murder, rape, manslaughter, fraud, armed robbery, etc)
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    "We could be in Afghanistan for the next 40 years"

    Oil isn't just used for gasoline in our cars. Some fertilizers, plastics, drugs, rubber, etc, are all petroleum based. Americans ARE addicted to oil. Everyone doesn't need their giant SUV. If everyone who didn't need one traded theirs in for a hybrid, it would cut our greenhouse gas emissions by...
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    How much should we spend on social programs?

    The solution is actually pretty easy. 1. Stop trying to police the world. I get a strong military is important but America doesn't need to babysit the world. 2. Legalize drugs and tax the hell out of them. Use some of that money for rehab programs for the more serious addictive drugs like...
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    "We could be in Afghanistan for the next 40 years"

    IMHO... We (and by saying we, I am referring to Americans) are the worst. We always do this. It seems we aren't happy unless we are spending vast amounts of money killing people far away. Thats what Americans do, we throw either money or ordinance/troops at a problem. Sometimes it's both. I...
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    The Fine Line...?

    I don't think the line is that fine. But I also feel that like a lot of things, peoples' lines lie in different areas. A Lot like the strike zone in baseball according to various umpires. What one person considers butt kissing, another won't. Just continue to be respectful but real about it...
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