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    Psycholoy of fighting

    "He will win a thousand battles who knows when to fight and when not to fight." Not everything is combat or a fight. And if you try to turn everything into a fight, you will likely discover that there aren't many around who care to associate with you.
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    Last Poster #7

    Then it was mislabeled... Chase 'em down for false advertising! They'll at least make sure that you get a bar with 2 almonds -- or take the S of the label. :D You know what though... as I think about it, I'm really impressed that they made sure it was the last bite... I mean, you could...
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    Last Poster #7

    One of our guys just retired from his second LE career. Word is that, within 2 weeks, his wife was already sending job application in for him and setting up interviews...
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    Last Poster #7

    Well... was it labeled "almonds" or "almond"?
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    Critique MORE of my katas

    Japanese one-person kata tend to be taught in a very sequential method -- not broken into segments or flows, but 1,2,3... until the last move. See, for example, this chart: http://medien.budopedia.de/images/thumb/e/e3/TaikyokuShodan.jpg/300px-TaikyokuShodan.jpg But what if you look at that...
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    Critique MORE of my katas

    From another different style -- first, there's no logical rhythm and flow; you're fast in places, slow in others, and you pause at times (like after a block) that I look for you to move quickly into the counter strike. But that might be how you're trained and what is expected... It's just not...
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    Last Poster #7

    Shaka-laka? ;) Nice to see you pop in!
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    Last Poster #7

    Had a couple of those early on... One of them, they quarantined a couple of guys on another squad, but by the time they knew -- my squad had passed the quarantine range, or all but. At the time... a lot of "well, ain't that nice..."
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    Last Poster #7

    You seem to have a little bit of confusion there... We can help you.
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    Last Poster #7

    Great... you're going to stir up the pineapple debate... Not that it should be a debate. It's clear -- pineapple does not belong on pizza.
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    Last Poster #7

    I think I have to concur with this diagnosis. Bacon always makes things better...
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    Last Poster #7

    I was on oxycodone once. Took the prescribed dose, got hit by a massive wave of itchies all over, and then -- scared the beejeezus out of me. Won't take it again. Now, morphine... morphine was cool stuff. I watched my blood back up and make pretty swirly patterns in the IV bag until a flight...
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    Last Poster #7

    Actually - that's been a real concern. Hybrids and electric vehicles are lots quieter than internal combustion, and people -- like the deaf -- don't have the cues they're used to for a vehicle's approach. I think it was on the Prius that they actually added some sort of noise generator...
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    Is this legal in Bayarea California to carry out?

    Read the law. Most such laws have exemptions for religious practice, medical needs, workplace safety, and other similar purposes, and often pair the wearing of the mask with the intent to either intimidate or conceal one's identity. (Hint; the mask law in Virginia is in the same part of the...
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    Is this legal in Bayarea California to carry out?

    The reality is that, unless you're doing major stupidity, if you're issued a CCW, cops are likely not going to care about most of the other stuff -- but the code in Virginia makes having a permit an affirmative defense to the charge, and does specifically address handguns, not any other weapon...
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    Is this legal in Bayarea California to carry out?

    It doesn't have to be logical... but unless the sources are judges, magistrates, prosecutors or cops in Virginia -- I wouldn't rely on their say so in the face of the black letter in the code that specifically exempts handguns, but not other weapons.
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    Is this legal in Bayarea California to carry out?

    Probably not; the affirmative defense applies specifically to the clause regarding handguns. And 18.2-308.1 specifies "handgun." Nor is it listed as an exemption. And you could still "win" the aggravated assault acquital, but be found of carrying a concealed weapon...
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    Is this legal in Bayarea California to carry out?

    No, they don't. I would strongly discourage trying that argument, because the laundry list of prohibited weapons in 18.2-308 ends with any "weapon of like kind..." and the courts most recently have looked to the intended use and design to settle the question of weather an item is of "like...
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    Last Poster #7

    No signs of issues that I can find. Best guess is something cleared your login on your PC, and maybe issues with the web. Keep us informed if you keep having trouble and we'll escalate. Or sacrifice a cat. You can always try sacrificing a cat to the interwebz... after all, the interwebz are...
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    discouraged by the TKD community

    ATTENTION ALL USERS: Please keep the conversations polite and respectful. jks9199 MartialTalk Admin
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    Last Poster #7

    I'm aware. I'm also aware of a few other more novel ways to consume alcohol... or many other intoxicants. There are more mucus membranes than you really want to think about...
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    Last Poster #7

    Did he expect you to drink the vodka afterwards, too?
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    How many students does it take to...? (Financial question)

    That's why I specified business, not management. But thanks for pointing out the difference. Sports BUSINESS classes are hard to find.
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    How many students does it take to...? (Financial question)

    Take a couple of business classes at your local community college. Even better if they have a sports business class. That'll give you a much better chance at having the knowledge to be successful. And you might consider looking into some of the more turnkey franchise programs, like Premier...
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    Last Poster #7

    They're better because they're TACTICAL... don't you get it?
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    What to do during a police encounter...

    No, your concept is just wrong. While nobody's perfect -- the goal is for police to use force professionally and responsibly, using ONLY the force necessary to accomplish lawful goals like taking someone into custody. De-escalation and avoiding the use of physical force is a great goal -- but...
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    Covid has taken my Brother-in-law

    Very sorry for your loss
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    Last Poster #7

    My son prefers to drive through the water and chase the sheep in Forza...
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    What to do during a police encounter...

    We've moved rather astray of the original topic (I believe I can speak with a tad bit of authority on that), and are straying dangerously close to politics, so let's be mindful and respectful as we go on. That's not a Staff authority warning -- that's a participant in a conversation recognizing...
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    Last Poster #7

    When Chuck Norris punches you in the face, you feel it all the way down to your groin...
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