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  1. elder999

    Why has the long boxing guard disappeared?

    I blame Oscar Wilde, myself....
  2. elder999

    What Was The Most Dangerous Situation In Your Life You’ve Ever Been Involved In?

    Just lucky.....would rather have nearly none of those things to "brag" about.....
  3. elder999

    What Was The Most Dangerous Situation In Your Life You’ve Ever Been Involved In?

    In no particular order: Getting caught in a riptide off Montauk at 11 Rolling a car at 53 Being 3/4 of the way up Tahquitz rock in California, and deciding I didn't want to rock climb anymore, at 52 Being mugged on the Brooklyn IRT, and having to kill some guy, at 20 Being on Everest in 1996...
  4. elder999

    Three Word Story v2

    As he looked at
  5. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    Had lunch in the Manhattan Chinatown restaurant that I first went to when I was 3 years old.
  6. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    **** bucket Manure pail Bed pan Puke bucket Bucket of slime.
  7. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    The 40 year reunion in NY, October.... Did not get nervous with wife and HS girlfriend on each arm....not at all.....(heh) Dr. John Heintz, professor of Psychology. Dr. Jeff Cuffee, mad scientist. Lieut. General Kenneth Dahl, retired. John Heintz, All American Lacrosse Goalie., Jeff...
  8. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    Didn't make it to Venice yet. Was gonna go for my 60th birthday, but COVID got in the way.....went to NY for my 40th H.S. reunion.......epic. Banjo's nine He's still here, and so am I....
  9. elder999

    List all of the Weapons at your house

    There are no weapons in my house. :p
  10. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    I quoted the post that initially raised the issue, and posted the definitive answer. That it supports his post apparently means that I'm "condescending," and arguing, because.....well.....
  11. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    In matters such as these, many know I usually turn to the well-worn Merriam Webster english Language Technical Manual (that's engineerpseak for "dictionary" ) where we find that "obscure" has several meanings, at least one of which would be correct usage for this thread: 1a: DARK, DIMthe...
  12. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    As a New Yorker, Nihon Goshin Aikido is not so obscure to me. I met Robert MacEwen sensei at many events over the years. Likewise, the Yanagi family style of Don Angier Soke lives on through more than one of his students, who began teaching while he was still alive and changed the name of what...
  13. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    Very popular, though, and still around after 40 odd years since I first saw it.
  14. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    When I was in Japan, I saw something called taido. I've often argued that it's martiaal performance art, but here ypu go.
  15. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    I know there are several styles of gung fu where the practitioners invite spirits to possess them... Research Notes: Spirit Possession in the Southern Chinese Martial Arts.
  16. elder999

    Want to BUY: Jui-Jitsu & Kuatsu, by GJ Rennie

    You might try writing GJ Rennie, aka the artist Biggibilla, as I did, many years ago. https://biggibilla.net/azure-dragon-association
  17. elder999

    Haiku

    Twenty twenty one offers you little relief Dark days for us all
  18. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Yeah, I rounded that down. WAY down. Outcomes of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients Recently Recovered From COVID-19 "In this cohort study including 100 patients recently recovered from COVID-19 identified from a COVID-19 test center, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
  19. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    No, but a lot of what you have to say is just plain stupid. I hold you completely responsible for your own stupidity.
  20. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jmv.26368 https://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(20)30436-5/abstract " In previously hospitalised and nonhospitalised patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, multiple symptoms are present about 3 months after...
  21. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    It's more like 98%. Apparently you're incapable of calculating that 2% of 328 million people is 6.5 million people. A frigging holocaust. Not to mention that 20% of those who survive this terrible disease have lifelong after effects. Neurological. Respiratory. Circulatory. People have had to...
  22. elder999

    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    Or maybe and, another novel suggestion-since you're no longer a member-maybe the gloves were a subtle hint at the door he knew you were headed for.....why waste real gloves on a student who is wasting time?
  23. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Part of my larger point. The Killer Clown from Space there is from UK, I believe, an island country about the size of the state of Oregon if I'm not mistaken......
  24. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Alfano-Ercolano2020_Article_TheEfficacyOfLockdownAgainstCO.pdf "Our results show that lockdown is efective in reducing the number of new cases in the countries that implement it, compared with those countries that do not. This is especially true around 10 days after the implementation of the...
  25. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Draconian measures save lives New Zealand, With Its Covid-19 Outbreak Under Control, Is In Talks With Biden As U.S. Exceeds 12 Million Cases
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    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Lockdowns and COVID-19 Deaths in Scandinavia by Martin J. Conyon, Lerong He, Steen Thomsen :: SSRN "We estimate the impact of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) on COVID-19 deaths in Scandinavia. We exploit policy variation between Denmark and Norway on the one hand and Sweden on the...
  27. elder999

    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    When someone says "there's no data," well......there's always "data." What does it mean? That's up to the experts in the field.
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    MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Effectiveness of Government Policies in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak by Theologos Dergiades, Costas Milas, Elias Mossialos, Theodore Panagiotidis :: SSRN
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