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  1. Cruentus

    Modern Arnis Family Renuion camp, a personal perspective...

    Also, if you guys think my little review is valuable, can someone link this over at FMAT? I don't think I have an active account over there, and really my time is limited as to how much I can manage with the forums and such. Thanks in advance!
  2. Cruentus

    Modern Arnis Family Renuion camp, a personal perspective...

    MJS, The bad news is that you and others who couldn't make it really missed a great event that probably will never be replicated in exactly the same way. But the good news is that by the looks of things, we can look forward to more of the same in terms of great instructors working together and...
  3. Cruentus

    "Modern Arnis Family Reunion Camp" July 14 - 17, 2011

    I put out my own review on a seperate thread, because there was a lot of 'personal journey' stuff in there. Anyway, enjoy: http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?97540-Modern-Arnis-Family-Renuion-camp-a-personal-perspective...
  4. Cruentus

    Modern Arnis Family Renuion camp, a personal perspective...

    Here is a camp review, and a short memoir on my personal journey. I felt it appropriate to place this in its own thread, as I thought that some of you might be able to relate, and might enjoy it. And I truly hope that you all find this pleasurable to read, as I intend not for this to be too...
  5. Cruentus

    Willful Ignorance (With good links)

    Steve, Thanks for the reply. It is emotionally charged for me in that I strongly believe in individual rights, and particularly the 2nd amendment, and from my perspective I see more of our rights in general eroding. This is emotional and frustrating. I admit this, and by doing so I try my best...
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    Willful Ignorance (With good links)

    As it turns out, I have time for maybe 1 more good post before my work consumes me and I’ll be off the grid again for a few months. So I thought I would address the issue of “willful ignorance,” which we’ll define here as the act of formulating an opinion without...
  7. Cruentus

    10 round clip controversy

    **Sorry... off topic but I gave Grenadier, Archangel, and Bill Maddox pos reps recently for these discussions but forgot to sign it... whoopsie; I always want people to know its me so I'm accountable, pos or neg.**
  8. Cruentus

    10 round clip controversy

    SteveBJJ, Why thank you for the personal attacks. You've illustrated the reason why I don't usually do forums anymore. I just don't have the time to deflect all the BS ad hominum and ad nauseum tactics that prevail in these discussions. Archangel explained my point well, and your butt still...
  9. Cruentus

    10 round clip controversy

    I'm sorry if I come accross that way. But make no mistake, I am not saying that if you don't share my opinion then you are uninformed. I am saying that if you are uninformed, then you are uninformed, and therefore you should remedy that. It is obvious that some people are uneducated on the...
  10. Cruentus

    10 round clip controversy

    Bruno, I am a descriptivist as well when it comes to language, and I am more interested in content rather then semantics. However, it would be expected that a person educated on a topic would know some basic info, and use some basic terms. I've had people tell me that they build AR's before...
  11. Cruentus

    10 round clip controversy

    Some good responses here; Mr. Maddocks and Grenadier summed it up rather nicely. As to the issue raised in this thread, in a free society, it is not OK legally or otherwise to legislate ownership based on what we think other people should or shouldn't have. If it were OK, then get ready fatties...
  12. Cruentus

    Anti-gun stupidity continues...

    Not to beat the thread to death... but someone asked a very good question (he is a member here; won't call him out unless he wants me to): So in the wake of he AZ events, are any changes appropriate or is this just the price we pay? I thought this question was great. The short answer is that...
  13. Cruentus

    Anti-gun stupidity continues...

    jetboatdeath, We are basically in agreement. I am not calling for addition regulation of anything. All I am saying is that things that have a kill radius (explosives) fall into a different category then firarms that shoot bullets simply because the difficulty in controlling the effect makes...
  14. Cruentus

    Anti-gun stupidity continues...

    Alright… I usually don’t post in forums much anymore because I simply don’t have the time to manage an argument. In the forum world it tends to be the person who can outlast the other in a drawn out thread rather then who makes the best argument that wins. So I can only hope that there are...
  15. Cruentus

    Are the FMAs "devolving" from the lack of real combat testing?

    Also as a side note: On internet video postings... 1. Someone mentioned that people need to watch what they post on the internet and youtube for all to see. I couldn't agree more. Taken out of context, some of the stuff presented to the public in a few minute clip can look pretty bad, even if...
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    Are the FMAs "devolving" from the lack of real combat testing?

    Well, some unknown person emailed me and asked me to respond. I have a natural distrust with internet communication unless I know for sure who I am communicating with, so I can’t help but think that this was a bait of some sort. But, **** it. I’ll chime in. Why not? I don’t...
  17. Cruentus

    "Modern Arnis Family Reunion Camp" July 14 - 17, 2011

    I plan to be at the event if work doesn't get in the way. Sounds like fun. :)
  18. Cruentus

    8 Year Anniversary

    This is late, but I think he would understand... .
  19. Cruentus

    Video of California police shooting spurs investigation

    When in the world has someone been hit with 500K or more for downloading? Your point is taken though; however it is impossible to accurately project his lifetime income. I think that going with the amount that would be awarded to an officers family killed in the line of duty based on max...
  20. Cruentus

    Rep System

    Yea... about that... I got that regarding the rep changes, but didn't really know what was up with the 'thanks' feature; and quite frankly, going through the pages worth of information on all the new features is something not high on the priority list for me, given the limited valuable time I...
  21. Cruentus

    Rep System

    Dudes, I don't even know what is going on with the rep. system, or the thank you system. Just thanked someone here for the 1st time to see what would happen... not sure what it does really...
  22. Cruentus

    Good Ben. Was off the forums when you posted, sorry for the late reply.

    Good Ben. Was off the forums when you posted, sorry for the late reply.
  23. Cruentus

    Rare find

    I think a 7.62x59R exists. I believe it's the same measurement as the .30-40 Krag, an old round dating back to the late 1800's; I didn't know that they made M1 Garands chambered that way until today!
  24. Cruentus

    Video of California police shooting spurs investigation

    Yup. And that is the case. As much as I hate to say it, I unfortunatily cannot find a justifiable defense for this particular officer. The only thing that the courts will sort out is if the lethal discharge was intentional or negligent.
  25. Cruentus

    Rare find

    Win 97s are cool with a shortened barrel...
  26. Cruentus

    Rare find

    Nice. My AR-15 hopefully won't become a rare find in the upcoming years! ;) I did get an FNH .57 pistol recently. Somewhat rare, but more of a new piece rather then an old school one: http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/firearms/family.asp?fid=FNF003&gid=FNG001 Some things I would like to pick...
  27. Cruentus

    Video of California police shooting spurs investigation

    This is the least grainy angle I have seen: *warning, link shows the shooting and isn't suitable for everyone* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tmh9B8LVxM&annotation_id=annotation_235914&feature=iv Whatever the reasons this happened, this is a very bad situation. It is sad for the young man...
  28. Cruentus

    keep in mind that if your opponent is hard to stop, so are you.

    I'd like to say taught, but maybe it is a little of both.
  29. Cruentus

    keep in mind that if your opponent is hard to stop, so are you.

    Huh.... he would have been better off with one of these... http://www.dansdata.com/images/danletters105/vapen.jpg
  30. Cruentus

    keep in mind that if your opponent is hard to stop, so are you.

    More handgun shooting incidents are stopped by a single center mass shot then not. A few people (Marshall, Sanow, and Fuller) had done some controversial research on the subject, where they looked at incidents around the country and compiled a % that ended in a single shot with a particular...
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