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  1. SageGhost83

    Well, I did my best...Sorry, America.

    Wow, thanks for all of the well wishes! I wasn't expecting such a show of gratitude, but this is amazing. I am deeply moved and overwhelmed with emotion. I come from a family of soldiers, so it is in my blood to serve my country. My father did 20 years in the army, my mother did 4 years before...
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    Well, I did my best...Sorry, America.

    I am in the hospital and I will be discharged for medical purposes. I didn't even see it, but they say that you never see the bullet that kills you (or any bullet for that matter :lol:), and at least that proverbial bullet didn't kill me. Friggin thing tore up my shoulder, but it couldn've been...
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    Perhaps one person made a mistake at the beginning and it snowballed? Perhaps the others gave that person the benefit of the doubt and just unknowingly (or lazily/complacently) continued onward with the process not knowing that there had been a serious goof to begin with? I don't know, upnorth...
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    Kung Fu Panda and the ATA

    I agree. It is something positive and it is yet another means to spread martial arts and make them more mainstream. Sure, it is geared toward the kids and the soccer moms, but hey, more mainstream exposure to the martial arts is never a bad thing, and those who are really serious will go deeper...
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    WOO HOO! test for 3rd Dan is half over

    Awesome job, fireman! Keep going, we are all cheering for you!
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    Blasphemy! :xtrmshock:boxing::lol2:
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    Sounds like a plan to me! Hey Errant, this one is on me, buddy :drinkbeer.
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    Should Clinton admit defeat?

    I'd vote for him :cheers:. He certainly can't be any worse than the other 3 pinheads, well, 2 pinheads now, that are running for office. We're screwed either way.
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    I was going to go in-depth and address every single point you made, but then I wondered what the point of it would be because we'd just keep going around in circles and I'd just keep getting on your nerves. So, seeing as how we really see eye to eye on the core issue at hand, I will humbly bow...
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    Strange Goings On At Stonehenge

    So it is a graveyard? Very interesting. The gate to the afterlife, that makes a lot of sense to me.
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    But seriously, the government was not preparing to strike Iran, launch a false flag attack, have sex with the missiles, or engage in any other conspiracy theory. It just happened to be a case of military negligence, and the people who were responsible were not only publically revealed, but they...
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    Yep, and they could still spin it around and cover it up in a way that nobody would suspect, or if they did, they would get the same treatment as that dude from the UN who was about to reveal the truth about Iraq's WMD but conveniently ended up dead in a feild before he could talk. Btw, your...
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    Somewhere, Tom Clancy is grinning from ear to ear :lol2:.
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    I am playing devil's advocate here so go along :D, but who says that it would have to be a "strike" per se? There are many nuclear devices capable of leveling an entire city that don't require a launch of some kind (think tactical mini-nukes here). A home made nuclear missile attack is out of...
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    Perhaps those weapons are not active or fully operational while they are being transported (which, when you think about it, makes a lot of sense because what if something happens to the transport truck and the weapon accidentally goes off or something)? If this is true, then perhaps they...
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    I don't think that they would go that far, personally. However, you have many fear mongers out there who would have you believe otherwise. As far as what they can and can't do, nothing is impossible in this day and age, and they have lots of technological devices and options that are not known...
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    Should Clinton admit defeat?

    Let's not forget that he is a *politician* and we all know how honest politicians are :rolleyes:. No politician has kept their word when in office and I doubt that he is going to be the first. I didn't vote for him and I don't plan on voting for him, but if he wins, I hope that he isn't as thick...
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    The Rouge B-52, a foiled attack on Iran, and a missing Missile

    Since when did they start painting the B-52 red :D? I have heard so many theories concerning this incident - one of such being that the government is preparing a false flag nuclear attack on its own soil to justify suspending the constitution, turning the country into a police state, and...
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    Is teaching for free a bad idea?

    Well, if they are truly interested in what you are teaching and they want to stick with it, then they are going to do that regardless of if they are paying or not. The same is true if they are not committed - they will drift away even if they are paying because they will feel that the money that...
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    And in keeping with this example, let's say that somebody accuses somebody who is well versed in JKD, trains with full aliveness and resistance, and is extremely capable in self defense, of teaching inadequate self-defense just becuase that person is affiliated with a particular org. Or better...
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    And to add, whenever something becomes prominent in the martial arts community, there are those who try to cash in on it and offer haphazard versions of it just because they know people will be duped by the name alone. Reality based self defense, for instance. Jim Wagner brought a lot of...
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    An aliveness video. That is nice. The man in the video showed a clear lack of understanding concerning the very purpose of forms to begin with, and he failed to understand that you can practice forms *and* work alive training into what you do - that is certainly how I do it. They train two...
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    The coming world food shortage

    Whoa! A Hopi reference, nice :ultracool! We should be on the lookout for Saquasohuh Kachina, if it hasn't already made its appearance.
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    why do people hate kata

    A lot of people hate kata because they don't understand them and they don't teach people how to 'kick butt' from the very beginning. It takes time to learn them and understand them and let's face it - people do not like to put in the time and hard work to do anything these days. I deeply value...
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    SD curriculum for TKD

    As a person who has been shot at many times in the desert and narrowly escaping many life and death situations, I must say that awareness is perhaps the single most important aspect of SD, IMHO.
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    He keeps saying that so-and-so "sucks", so I would like to know what constitutes "suckage" in his view. At least something to work with other than "blah blah blah sucks because my own blind assumptions say so" :lol2:.
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    The coming world food shortage

    ...because all of the food is going into the mouths of fat Americans over here :lfao:. Sorry, I was just thinking of a skit on Family Guy when John Goodman is eating all of the food while his wife and kids are starving and when one of them tries to get some food, he stabs them in the hand with...
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    My sentiments exactly! I would like to add that treating those assumptions as some kind of concrete truth and using them to go after others that you don't even know is also not healthy.
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    TKD and Everyone Else

    It seems that you already had come to your conclusion before you even participated and were not going to budge from that conclusion no matter what anybody posted. So that begs the question - why did you even bother to begin with? You said that you have had this conversation billions of times and...
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    Tournament

    Congrats, Manny!
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