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  1. Martial Tucker

    War Inc

    Joan Cusack? Let me guess.....she walks through an impoverished village whining about her cell phone service?
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    What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

    I usually also have 2-3 books in process at any time......Right now: "Assault On Reason", by Al Gore "Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's View on Enlightenment", by Amit Goswami
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    Can you name all 50 states in 10 minutes?

    Got them all in 3 m, 46s.......can't believe they let you look at a map while you're doing it, and tell you how many you have left....
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    Less-than-Lethal options for civilians

    My favorite non-lethal, but very effective weapon costs about $1, and no one would ever ask you why you were carrying it. It's a cheap, flexible/unbreakable comb that you can buy at any drugstore. I can pull it out of my pocket, and hold it with my index finger running along the spine, teeth...
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    Am I stupid or what

    Terry, you've answered you own question here. You are selling legitimate martial training. That takes time and sweat. No two ways about it. The other school is selling "effortless feel-good", which pretty much describes our society lately. If you really want to make some $$$, and don't mind...
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    Does anybody here believe in the concepts of yoga? Or am I alone on this one?

    I agree with this, for the most part. I think that God is essentially all of creation, or said another way, "God Is". As such, we are all the same... extensions of God. What separates us in our minds from each other and, from God, is our egos. Having said all of that, I also think that if you...
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    Misfit and outcast

    I had the identical experience! I was kind to all I encountered, but I laughed all the way home. Kids who wouldn't even talk to me in high school, looking like hell and leading miserable lives...meekly telling me how great I looked... I remind my own kids about this experience often when they...
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    Misfit and outcast

    I strongly resemble that remark....I was called a "closet nerd" in high school and college, because, at least in high school, I was the biggest, strongest kid in school. I was also a star 3 sport athlete. But when my sports teammates wanted to go drink beer and get laid, I preferred to go home...
  9. Martial Tucker

    Self Defense

    Terry, we stress the same defense against grabs. As for inside-out, or outside-in motion, it depends on whether it's a "same side", or "cross" grab. Either way, the focus is on turning the attacker's body, and therefore, his other hand away from you to minimize it's danger to you. It's pretty...
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    Favorite All Time Wrestler

    Showing our age a bit here Pam, but I also loved watching the Baron with his "claw hold". I also loved "Superstar Graham", with the massive biceps, who cited Ali-like poetry about how great he was! When I was in college in the late 70's, I had a friend who was close to the family that ran the...
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    What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

    It was quite interesting, and I've read very similar accounts in other books. I think the book's message is quite credible. Related to this topic, another book: "The Sermon on the Mount According to Vedanta" by Swami Prabhavananda, discusses how the Bible's "Sermon on the Mount" passages are...
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    CNN: Bin Laden is NOT Schr繹dinger's cat

    Hey, I'm a sweet guy too! Like Norman Bates said.....I wouldn't hurt a fly......
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    Your default mental song?

    I could while away the hours Conferrin' with the flowers Consultin' with the rain And my head, I'd be scratchin' While my thoughts were busy hatchin' If I only had a brain.....
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    CNN: Bin Laden is NOT Schr繹dinger's cat

    Love the Schrodinger's Cat analogy.....Now if we COULD manage to get this guy in a box with a geiger counter, we could have some REAL fun....
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    What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

    "The Unknown Life of Jesus", by Nicolas Notovitch. The author was a Russian journalist who travelled to Tibet in the late 19th century. While there, he claims to have discovered ancient documents detailing how Jesus spent his adolescent years in India and Tibet. Allegedly, Jesus studied...
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    Funny pic

    In this day and age, at least since Moses parted the waters with his chi (try THAT, George Dillman...), I think the "Jew Jitsu" from your picture is now called Krav Maga....
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    Your Most Feared Opponent
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    Your Most Feared Opponent

    HEY!!! That's MY weapon! Earthlings make me VERY angry!!!
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    Hubble Telescope Photos

    Just awesome Kacey. I'm an amateur astronomer, and I am just spellbound when I see pictures like those....thanks!
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    ever really hurt someone

    Just once, and it was before I began studying martial arts. I was in my early 20's, and a bouncer in a somewhat rowdy bar. I was actually by far the nicest bouncer in the place, and had a reputation as a peacemaker.....until a jerk came in one night and smacked one of our waitresses and knocked...
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    What kind of music are you playing now ?

    Take Five, by Dave Brubeck
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    Never Do a Headbutt!!!

    If you use your forehead to execute a headbutt, as indicated in the article, you are a "butt-head". You want to make contact using the area about 1" above the scalp line (for most people). The skull is much thicker there, and the foreward tilt in your head will result in much less foreward...
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    Religion the root of all evil?

    IMO, the ego is the source of all evil. It's your subconscious need or desire to be somehow better than other people. I don't mean "better" in the context of a healthy sport or business competition, I'm talking about a need to feel superior at the human level. I believe a major tenet of...
  24. Martial Tucker

    Experementing with Hypnosis

    I'm interested, also. PM me with whatever you need. Thanks!
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    What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

    The Earth Shall Weep, by James Wilson A History of Native America
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    Debate - Validity of Christianity and Biblical teachings

    Hey Heretic, I'm curious if you've read "Disappearance of the Universe", by Gary Renard, and if so, your thoughts....... (Edit) If you've read the above book, then you're at least somewhat familiar with ACIM , and I also would love to read your thoughts on it....
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    Peaceful Warrior

    Count me in.....have read many of Millman's books, but havent had a chance to see the movie yet.
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    The worst gift

    Hey, careful if you walk near a bowl of peanuts wearing those things. You know how elephants like to pick up peanuts with their trunk and stick them......well....just be careful!
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    Personality Quiz... accurate?

    Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.. Orderliness results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and...
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    I totally agree! The scene with the "battle of wits" over the cup of poison is an absolute classic. And I still occasionally approach students at our dojang and say: "My name is Inigo Montoya....prepare to die!"