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701  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: November 04, 2008, 04:01:41 AM
Woof comrades!
 If you need a ride to the polls, just get drunk and passout in front of your house. ACORN will be by shortly to carry you to the nearest voting place and remind you who to vote for.
                    P.C.
702  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Legal Issues created by the War with Islamic Fascism on: June 12, 2008, 10:40:54 PM
Woof,
 This means that in the future our military, will have every incentive not to take prisoners. Sounds good to me. evil
                              P.C.
703  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: February 02, 2008, 10:08:57 AM
Woof,
 The problem with McCain and other so called moderate Republicans is that they have gotten tons of support from the core leadership of the Republican Party and access to contributions from Conservatives at the same time that the more Conservative members of the party have been left out to dry. Because of this, I no longer contribute to the RNC; now I directly contribute only to individual candidates that are Conservatives. Frankly, I think it's time to consider forming a Conservative Party. There is no scenario in which I could bring myself to vote for a John McCain but my party has the balls to say to me that if you don't then a liberal will win the White House and it will be your fault. That's B.S., it will be the Republican Party's fault for creating this warn and fuzzy environment where the McCains of the political soup can float to the top. I'm backing Romney now and if enough conservatives see the light and start holding the Republican leadership accountable and stop sending in their nickles and dimes, we might still avoid a Liberal being the next President.
                                   P.C.
704  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: January 30, 2008, 05:31:37 AM
Bye! Bye! Rudy!
705  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Nat Geo Documentary on the Dog Brothers: Fight Club on: January 26, 2008, 02:02:38 AM
Woof,
 Now, that's a review! cool grin grin
            P.C.
706  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Iraq on: January 25, 2008, 01:59:17 AM
Woof,
 Yeah Iraq, whatever happened to Iraq, do we still have troops there? I haven't heard anything in the news lately but I did hear that Brittany Spears farted. grin
                                             P.C.
707  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Nat Geo Documentary on the Dog Brothers: Fight Club on: January 24, 2008, 10:15:15 PM
Woof,
 I know this show will bring a new surge of interest and attention to Dogbrothers.com, the first set of Real Contact Stickfighting tapes and hopefully this forum. I would reccomend that anyone new to the site, consider joining the DBMMA and take advantage of the discounts that are offered on equipment and tapes as well as having access to the members only vid lessons and the members only forum. It will really give you a jumpstart into the world of Dogbrothers. cool
                           P.C.
708  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 22, 2008, 09:55:56 AM
Woof,
 I saw the new Jet Li flick, War. Some parts of the fight scenes were O.K. (What few there were.) But I caught a lot of what sting was saying about the Bourne movies cutting through the fights without showing much of anything actually happening. The movie was O.K. but I hope this isn't A new trend. For you choreographers out there ,hint hint. sad
                                    P.C.
709  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Nat Geo Documentary on the Dog Brothers: Fight Club on: January 18, 2008, 09:43:10 PM
Woof,
 Well that does it, shocked I'm not speaking to you anymore! grin
                            P.C.
710  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 18, 2008, 03:54:14 AM
Woof Sting,
 You are right on with Lucy Liu. Check out her new movie that is just out on DVD, RISE. There is another movie out that's called Eastern Promises it's a Britt film about the Russian mob, I don't know any of the actors. There is a fairly realistic fight that takes place in a bath house. Two hit men with hawkblade knifes take on a naked guy taking a steam. I don't know, but fighting butt naked would seem to be, well, awkward! grin
                                               P.C.
711  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: January 17, 2008, 08:53:08 AM
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Woof,
 I'll add to the list:   White House switchboard 202-456-1414
                                                          FAX 202-456-2461
                                           comments line  202-456-1111
   and:  vice_president@whitehouse.gov
   and for snail mail: The White House
                            1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
                            Washington, DC 20500
 
Then for the Department of Justice: Main switchboard 202-514-2000
                                Office of the Attorney General  202-353-1555
                                  Office of the Solicitor General  202-514-2201
                                              Office of Legal Policy  202-514-4601
   and for snail mail: U.S. Department of Justice
                            950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
                            Washington, DC 20530-0001
                           
 
                           

Woof,
 This is the email I sent out:

Dear Sir,
  The U.S. Department of Justice, filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, that basically agrees with the District's position that their gun ban law is not an infringement on the Second Amendment rights of individual citizens. This is an outrage! The D.O.J. is obviously confused as to the difference between [Federal regulations, that allow private citizens with a Class Three firearms license, to posess functioning, fully automatic weapons] and [the D.C. law that bans the possession of any kind of functioning firearm in their home.]
 There has never been a danger that a government body would send a state militia member into battle, unarmed. The states ratified the Second Amendment because they feared that a tyrannical government body would disarm its citizens, leaving them defenseless and powerless. This is exactly what the D.C. ban does!
 I ask that you direct the D.O.J. to withdraw this ill advised brief immediately.
 

 And this is the email address for the U.S. D.O.J. you can address it to the Attorney General: askdoj@usdoj.gov
           P.C.
712  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: January 16, 2008, 09:44:02 AM
Woof,
 The DOJ is obviously unaware of the facts regarding fully automatic machineguns. Full auto guns are not out and out banned but they are regulated by the ATF. To lawfully own, possess and sell a fully automatic firearm you must either be an authorized law enforcement officer or member of the U.S. Military or as a private citizen be issued a class three firearms license by the BATF.
  Prior to 1933 a private citizen did not need a license to own a machinegun. Today thousands of people own tens of thousands of full auto weapons with this license. Check out www.machinegunshoot.com
 Since 1933 only two license holders have committed crimes and neither of these involved a fully automatic weapon.
                                    P.C.
713  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: January 16, 2008, 09:05:56 AM
Woof,
 I'll add to the list:   White House switchboard 202-456-1414
                                                          FAX 202-456-2461
                                           comments line  202-456-1111
   and:  vice_president@whitehouse.gov
   and for snail mail: The White House
                            1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
                            Washington, DC 20500
 
Then for the Department of Justice: Main switchboard 202-514-2000
                                Office of the Attorney General  202-353-1555
                                  Office of the Solicitor General  202-514-2201
                                              Office of Legal Policy  202-514-4601
   and for snail mail: U.S. Depatment of Justice
                            950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
                            Washington, DC 20530-0001
                           
 
                           
714  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: January 15, 2008, 09:43:59 AM
Woof,
 The D.C. gun ban has already been struck down by a lower Federal Court and a appellate court panel ruled to uphold that decision on the grounds that the ban against owning a handgun and possesing a functional long-gun in a home, was a violation of the Second Amendment. This left D.C. with no choice but to appeal to the Supreme Court, otherwise their gun ban would have been immediately lifted.
 The Brady Campaign has said for years that the most settled point in American law is that the Second Amendment is not an individual right for citizens to own guns. Yet, after D.C. lost its case, Paul Helmke, the head of the Brady Champaign, begged D.C. not to file an appeal with the high court but simply rewrite its gun laws. You see the lower court ruling would only apply to the District of Columbia law and no other. The prospect of the Supreme Court making a ruling on the Second Amendment terrifies the anti gun left because in one fell swoop, years of carefully laid misinformation, lies, and intellectually dishonest interpretations of the Second Amendment that fill our libraries and are repeated daily in the press and preached religiously in our universities, will be wiped away! And the ruling will apply nationwide.
 The D.C. argument that the Second Amendment doesn't apply to D.C. or the States, if upheld by the high court, would mean that the entire Bill of Rights would not apply to D.C. or the States. And thus a State could deny religious freedom, freedom of the press, the right to assemble. The States could search your home without a warrant etc; of course this is total nonsense but it shows just how far they are willing to go to continue the fairytale that the Second is not an individual right that they are forbidden to infringe upon.
 In a very rare move the Supreme Court chose to write its own Question Presented. The Question Presented is the narrow area of the case that the high court will hold up to the light of the Constitution. The question that the court crafted is: "Whether the following provisions- D.C. Code sections 7-2502.02 (a) (4), 22-4504 (a) and 7-2507.02 violate the Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any state militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes."
 When the court comes down on the side of individual freedoms we can expect the left to start crying "Activist court! Activist court!" And then they'll start all over again putting out their propaganda to brainwash citizens into believing that we have no individual rights.
 On the other hand if the high court finds in favor of the D.C. ban, then it will be time for the second revolution to begin. evil
                                                P.C.
715  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: January 14, 2008, 11:47:46 AM
Woof Guro C.
 Don't worry Crafty, it's only wishful thinking on the part the press, media and anti-gun left that this case isn't going to settle once and for all that the second amendment is an individual right. So keep your chin up! grin
                                              P.C.
716  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: January 10, 2008, 07:35:09 PM
Woof,
 I think it would be a disaster if we sent U.S. troops into those tribal areas; yes we could get some immediate success on a few strongholds but we could not possibly hold any ground there and the militants will move back in with even more support from the tribal leaders after we move on to another site. We would in the long run waste tons of money and lose a lot of lives in those mountains and come out in worse condition than we are right now. As I said before the only way I see us getting anywhere in the tribal areas is to get the tribal leaders to push the militants out. That's not going to happen militarily and I hope Musharraf has got more sense than to let the U.S. go in.
 This spring as the Taliban cranks up their attacks in Afghanistan, we will need to boost our troop levels there by about 20,000 and place many of them right there at the border to intercept the hard core Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters that will be moving out of the tribal regions anyway. Why go in there when they are going to be coming to us? I'm normally very hawkish and would love to go after the leadership but now is not the time. A girl scout with a slingshot can protect those mountain passes long enough for the leadership elements to escape an attack, even by our very best.
                                     P.C.
717  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: January 05, 2008, 07:40:44 PM
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You seem to have followed this area more than most people.  I am curious:

Where do you think things heading?

What do you think the US should do?

Woof,
 Well, before Bhutto's death I would have said Pakistan was going to become more balanced between the power that the military holds and the Government institutions and that could lead to a reining in of the various tribal faction leaders and thus a start at rooting out the more militant members of those enclaves where the Taliban and al Qaida have strongholds. But poof, that's all gone now. The key now (as it has always been), is the military. With Musharraf embattled as he is now his situation is only going to worsen as the few supporters he has start to jump ship and even worse than that, start turning against him. Musharraf's days are numbered. The leadership in the higher ranks of the military is fairly solid and General Kayani is firmly pro West. The bad news is that the militants have infiltrated the mid and lower ranks of the military as well as the intell agencies. Not good. So my assessment of the future would be touch and go for Pakistan. It is a very complicated situation on the ground there to say the least. Almost none of the Tribal leaders lend any loyalty to the government or the military, the various militant groups of course don't either, Iran is meddling as well as India, we are pouring billions into the region and the everyday Pakistani that just wants to feed his family, has no place at the table at all. In a word, I think they're screwed and so are we unless Kayani can perform a miracle and manage to purge the military of militants and restore order while bringing back civilian governance that will somehow come up with a way other than just military force, to put pressure on the tribal areas to kick out the Taliban and al Qaida. I think it's going to get worse, much worse and it may never get better.
 As for what the U.S. should do? Get behind kayani, put diplomatic pressure on India and economic pressure on Iran to quit stirring the pot, and quit going after the brass ring of using the Pakistani military to bull their way into the tribal areas to get Bin Laden and the Taliban and start helping the Pakistani civil government in coming up with the carrot on a stick programs that will cause the tribal leaders to want to push out the militants on their own.
                                                P.C.
                                     
718  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: January 05, 2008, 01:27:40 AM
Woof,
 I think Mr. Dalrymple is right that the conditions under her regime made a good soup for militants to prosper in but we could say the same for the leadership of India, Russia, and the U.S. who's intell agencies all played a role at the same time and made deals with the devil so to speak. Bhutto had little choice but to deal with the players in the game, the same as everyone else. That doesn't mean that she personally intended to give rise to the conditions we face now any more than we did. The political climate of that area is brutal and if you're going to survive as a politician there you are going to be rubbing elbows with the worse of the worse, so I'm not saying Bhutto is without blood on her hands, I'm saying she was the closest thing to it that would have been willing to deal with us. It could be pointed out to Mr. Dalrymple, that the militants had their own agenda and are themselves responsible for their own actions and that Bhutto was killed because she, like Gandhi would have had a policy of confronting them if she had lived. I will note that Mr. Darlymple also has a soft spot for India, now do you think he would let that color his view of Pakistan and its leadership? Nah! rolleyes
                                                      P.C.
719  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: January 03, 2008, 07:28:16 PM
Woof,
 Now that we are connecting the dots, I think we can see just how wrong Ralph Peters was in his article. wink
                            P.C.
720  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Working out question -Abs on: December 30, 2007, 08:47:25 PM
Woof Maxx,
 I would add leg lifts to your workout. Nothing gets a good abs burn going like holding your heels of the ground while you're on your back. It especially gets the lower abs engaged.
                                P.C.
                                       
721  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: December 30, 2007, 07:34:29 PM
Woof,
 There is no doubt that a ton of charges were brought against her and her husband because of evidence brought to the attention of various banks or nations that somehow were completly clueless that all this corruption was going on under their noses. The question is whether this material evidence that came out of the investigations by Bhutto's enemies was manufactured. If you read down past the list of allegations in the Wikipedia section on the corruption charges, it states that the Auditor General of Pakistan supports Bhutto's claim that her political enemies falsified and forged the documents and filed a report that brought out that then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan Illegally paid legal advisor's 28 million Rupees to file 19 corruption cases against Bhutto and her husband based on documents they forged in 1990 that resulted in their being ousted from power. tongue
                                           P.C.
722  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Wolves, Dogs and other canines on: December 30, 2007, 05:31:34 AM
Woof,
 I caught a red fox this morning in one of the traps I had out for coyotes. I do my best to make a set animal specific so I don't catch untargeted critters but it's impossible not to attract fox to a coyote set. So, I use offset jaw, paw catch steeltraps. These traps have a gap between the jaws after they been tripped that prevents them from damaging the legs of smaller animals and that way I can release them.
 The fox I caught was a young female, a beautiful animal with a fluffy red, black tipped tail that was longer than the length of her body. As I approached her she was doing her best to get away and as I came closer she froze, hoping I wouldn't see her. I spoke to her saying hi there foxy, her head tilted in typical dog fashion. I didn't want to set her into a panic trying to get away so I took my time getting my release pole ready. She was totally fixated on me, her eyes never blinked. As I put the loop over her head she bit it and started trying to get away again but I was able to get her under control fairly quick. I had some trouble trying to get the trap in position where I could release the jaws and at some point my hand and her mouth came within range. She showed no aggression at all and continued to stare me down with a look that seem to say your lucky I'm not a coyote. I eased up on the trap and her foot came out then I stepped back and took the loop off her head. She continued to just sit there staring at me while I talked to her, not realizing she was free. Finally I said you can go now and clapped my hands; she was off like a shot. There is something about having an interaction with wild animal (that doesn't involve getting bit) that really speaks to the buried connections of our animal selves. Wonderful!
                             P.C.
723  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Survival issues outside the home on: December 30, 2007, 01:12:05 AM
Woof,
 Learning how to make snares and setting them as traps is a very important survival skill. A snare can be made from a variety of materials but wire or cable is normally what is used. Basically you make a small loop on one end and then pass the other end through the loop to make a noose. You then tie the free end to something and when something comes along and sticks its head into the noose, it tightens up on the neck of the animal as it continues forward, and ultimately strangles it. The snare's usefullness in a survival situation comes from the fact that it's working for you while you're doing something else, like keeping warm in a shelter. The more snares you set out the more likely it is that you'll catch something and setting them out on visible animal trails and burrows of course makes it more likely that something will put its head in your noose.
                                        P.C.
724  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Wolves, Dogs and other canines on: December 29, 2007, 03:51:48 AM
Woof,
 The Eastern coyote has hybridized with the Eastern red wolf, which makes for a much larger animal than the Western coyote and it has more wolf like tendenices such as packing up during cold weather periods. There has been a few instances of aggressive behavior toward humans as well. I trap and hunt coyotes here where I live, they are amazing animals but they really are taking a toll on livestock.
                        P.C.
725  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: December 28, 2007, 07:46:19 PM
Woof,
 I get the feeling that Mr. Peters would say the same thing about any member of any Royal or wealthy family regime including the British Royals or the Kennedy's. It doesn't take much research to figure out that the corruption charges against her where brought up by her opposition and the enemies of her father who was himself killed in office. Peters also fails to mention that all charges were dropped against her for this reason.
 Peter's quest to be a force in the world of punditry leads him to write in a self-serving way; that in my opinion, makes him more of a putz than a pundit. Speaking of Bhutto's murder by our enemies as if it was a good thing, is sickening. His comments adds nothing of any use to the story, but he is right that her death may lead to a more stable government in the long run; however, that stability would have came much sooner and without the bloodshed and the unrest if she had lived to have been elected by the majority of the Pakistani people. Of course Mr. Peters thinks he knows what the Pakistani people need. Hell, maybe he should hand pick all the world leaders for us. tongue What an nut job.
                                             P.C.
726  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: December 27, 2007, 11:04:45 PM
Woof,
 The death of Benazir Bhutto will probably spell the end of the Musharraf regime if for no other reason than that he could not protect her. If he does step down, hopefully General Ashfaq Kiyani will stabilize the country until elections can be held. General Kiyani however will also be a target for Al Qaeda because he is even more friendly to the West than Musharraf. The Pakistani army was just recently handed over to General Kiyani as Musharraf stepped down from his military post.
 Kiyani was Bhutto's deputy military secretary when she was Prime Minister in the 80's. And he was Musharraf's director of Inter Services Intelligence. Kiyani had close ties with the U.S. intelligence agencies and was a graduate of the  Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth Kansas. He is definitely the guy we want in charge of maintaining order and keeping Pakistan's nukes safe.
 On a personal note It really sadden me when I heard Benazir Bhutto had been killed. In all the interviews I saw of her she seemed sincere in her efforts to improve the lives of the Pakistani people. She was a very serious, intelligent lady with a sense of humor and warmth that showed through when she was answering very difficult questions. She would have been a strong ally in the War on Terror and to the West in general. She had degrees from both Harvard and Oxford. The free world cannot afford to lose friends like her. Of course that is the reason she was a target.
                                        P.C.
727  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Messing up on my North South Choke- Help? on: December 27, 2007, 06:57:29 PM
Woof Maxx,
 Dealing with someone on the ground with a knife is a whole different ball of wax and is way beyond the scope of what we could discuss here with any clarity. I will say that if you are lucky enough to be on top with his knife hand pinned to the ground with your left hand, it could be possible to get your right hand under his neck and reach all the way through to the otherside and grab the knife hand as well. Then you could use your left hand to cover his mouth as you extend your upperbody to lay on top of it and his face. But get personal training in this area; there are too many variables when it comes to a knife situation under any circumstances and even with proper training your chances of surviving a knife attack with an emptyhand defense is still close to zero. Hopefully this will be an area that Guro Crafty will address with a Vid Lesson at some point. Oh yeah, If I did manage to get a free hand I would probably use it to gouge out his eyes with instead of trying to suffocate him. evil
                                   P.C.
728  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Messing up on my North South Choke- Help? on: December 23, 2007, 02:03:03 AM
Woof,
 No, more like if you were walking side by side with your girl friend and you swing your arm around her neck and hug her from the side. Pulling her into your upper body grin Actually you can get a standing choke with this as well as the ground. If you're using the left arm for your choke it would go like this: Your facing your opponent and your in a clinch tie up position, you place your left hand on top of his right shoulder then using your right hand grab underneath his left arm and push his arm straight up and over across the front of his face then step in and get your head on the outside of his left arm, as you do this you go deep behind his neck with your left arm to the point where your bicep is on the side of his neck. Now you squeeze him into you, pulling the bicep into you while pressing your right hand and your neck and shoulder into his left armpit and shoulder. Easier to do than to describe! tongue
                      P.C.
729  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Messing up on my North South Choke- Help? on: December 23, 2007, 01:11:09 AM
Woof,
 More like pulling his shoulder into your bicep, with his neck in between the two. I'm taking about a North/South shoulder choke. Where you run your left arm completely behind the back of the neck with your bicep against the side of his neck and place your left hand on his opposite side shoulder, then place your right hand on top of your left hand and squeeze inward toward your bicep clamping his neck in between. Your neck will be out side of his arm of the shoulder you are pressing in on. This choke can work in the guard on bottom, mounted top or from a set out or head lock position on the side mount.
                     P.C.
730  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Messing up on my North South Choke- Help? on: December 23, 2007, 12:03:17 AM
Woof Maxx,
 There are two arteries, one on each side of the neck that have got to be closed off. On one side your bicep provides the pinch point and on the otherside it's your opponents own shoulder that clamps off the opposite side artery. For the choke to work you have to pull in with the bicep and put your other hand on the ball of your opponents shoulder and push in, effectively creating a vise like clamp that squeezes inward on both sides of the neck at the same time. If your opponent taps simply release the pressure. If your opponent doesn't tap it's because you don't have both sides clamped or if he goes limp after about 8 seconds you've successfully choked him out and you need to immediately release the pressure. As you apply the choke you must constantly monitor your opponents condition to ensure his safety. One, make sure you are not clamping down on his wind pipe as you squeeze, remember you are cutting off the supply of blood to the brain not air to his lungs and two make sure of his state of consciousness if he passes out and you don't realize it soon enough, well that's very dangerous. Holding a choke on for more than a few seconds can cause irreparable damage or death.
                      P.C.
731  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Survival issues outside the home on: December 22, 2007, 12:41:15 AM
Woof,
 The recent survival story of the family in California that went missing four days, when a snow storm caught them off guard during a short trip to cut a Christmas tree, highlights some points I made in my last post. Finding shelter, procuring water etc all came out to be apart of their ability to survive. However,the most interesting point that the story brings up is what I call the three hour tour syndrome (Gilligan's Island). This family did some things right and were lucky that a search chopper showed up when it did to rescue them but I'll state the obvious here and say it would have been better if they hadn't gone through four days in the cold to begin with. If they at least had a backpack with some space blankets, a camp stove, some food and maybe a signal flare with them or if they had kept a check on the weather forecast, it may have never happen in the first place. But you see they were just going out to cut a Christmas tree; what could go wrong? Right!
  They didn't want to spend four days in the cold, that was the last thing on their mind. You see the key survival lesson here is to remember that if anything can go wrong , it will. It doesn't matter if it's just a short hike or a day trip you should always have the appropriate survival gear with you. In your home, in your car and on your person. And keep an eye on the weather. grin Merry Christmas and happy tree cutting!
                                            P.C.
                         
732  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Survival issues outside the home on: December 11, 2007, 04:04:05 PM
Woof,
 I've talked to a number of folks who are opposed to hunting or squeamish about killing and especially, cleaning game. Most however, say that they would do it if they had to in order to live. The problem with that is a survival situation is no time to start on the job training. Hunting, trapping and processing game involve a set of skills that need to be developed over time and experienced hunters still fail to take game. Survival hunting is going to be even more difficult because you're not likely to have the modern weapons and equipment at hand. Learning primitive skills like making snares from available materials in the wild and fashioning and using a spear or throwing stick also takes some time to gain proficiency.
 So if you're serious about being able to survive and can bring yourself to do it, the next time a friend or relative goes hunting , tag a long. I know it's an emotional issue on many fronts but the reality is if you don't learn at least some of the basics of building a shelter, finding water, starting a fire, and hunting and trapping, your survivability beyond a few days in the wild will be near zero. Going on a hunt with a friend is a good start to working out the emotional issues and squeamishness. For those of you who are opposed to hunting because of humane and environmental reasons, with just a little effort you will come to realize that if you like the all the wetlands and forest full of game animals that we enjoy here in the U.S. you need to thank a hunter. Hunting maintains healthy populations of game animals and money from hunting permits goes to wildlife habitat restoration programs and covers the cost of enforcing game laws; I'm talking billions of dollars and millions of acres of land that's protected from development. As for the humaneness of hunting: how humane is it to let game over populate and die of starvation and disease and at the same time let them damage the environment? Look, I know people like to put their own human emotions onto animals as if they feel the same way we do. They don't. They don't process pain the same as we do either; I've shot deer in the vitals with an arrow and have them run away for a few yards and start grazing again like nothing had happened, then within a few minutes they die. Most hunters have had this same experience. I know I'll never be able to convince die hard anti hunters and PETA members to take up hunting but for those of you with an open mind and thoughts of having half a chance at making it through a survival situation, please give it a shot. grin
                                         P.C.
733  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Survival issues outside the home on: December 05, 2007, 10:57:28 AM
Woof,
 When people think about survival food, they generally think about freeze dried or can rations that they keep on hand for emergencies and that's about it. If something happened to their stash or they couldn't get to it for whatever reason, then they would be out of luck. So having a plan as to how to procure food beyond stockpiling some beefjerky sticks is a good idea. If you're out in the country you'll have plenty of options but you'll need certain skills to capitalize on them. You'll need to learn primitive hunting and gathering techniques even if you have firearms to help take game. This is especially true if we're talking long term survival situations. If you're in the city you will need a different set of skills to locate food and get out of town if necessary. There is always looting and lawlessness to deal with. Being prepared and having a plan to deal with these problems before something goes wrong will make your survival more likely to happen.
 So, learning how to fish, hunt, trap/snare and recognize edible plants then prepare them to eat is one set of skills to pick up and then learning how to barter, trade, network and deal with the realities of a city run-a-muck is another set. Remember, "a" plan is better than no plan but a well thought out plan is more likely to work. wink Of course you could always wait for the government to come and help you. grin Try www.survival.com for more ideas and learning materials.
                                                         P.C.
734  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Survival issues outside the home on: December 04, 2007, 01:17:47 PM
Woof,
 This site offers a DVD that covers skinning and processing large game. These are useful survival skills to have even if you don't normally hunt. These techniques can be use for wild game or domesticated herd animals. With tax and shipping, it costs about $18. www.fw.ky.gov  Go to the righthand side of the page and click on PURCHASE KY AFIELD DVDs HERE. There's more info on the site as well.
                         P.C.
 
735  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: November 21, 2007, 10:48:48 AM
Woof,
 American farmers have had twenty years to lobby the government to issue more Green cards and work visas for legal migrant workers but the fact is they have preferred illegal aliens over legal because they didn't need to pay in any social security, workers comp. or take out taxes on them. They could exploit and under pay them as they wished, make them work and live under the worse possible conditions and not worry about them complaining. It's not like they just woke up yesterday and found out all their employees were illegal. Now they have the nerve to cry about being punished for the mess they have helped to create? Well, boo hoo. What goes around comes around.
                       P.C.
736  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: January 26, 2007, 09:37:16 AM
From: Tom Tancredo for President progress report,

              Let Down By The State Of The Union Address?
Dear friend of this campaign,
  Thanks to your early financial support, my campaign for the Republican nomination is really gearing up. Please know that I'm very grateful! And as a result of my campaign, the causes we deeply believe in are being heard nationally. In the last week, I've appeared on Fox and Friends, Neil Cavuto, Wolf Blitzer, Bill O'Reilly, and just this evening, Paula Zahn, plus just about every radio talk show you can think of. I'm traveling weekly to Iowa and New Hampshire to meet with voters in those all-important early states. In fact, we're looking for office locations in Iowa now. Wherever I go, the message I bring is the same. I stand for Border Security, Immigration Sanity, and a return to basic Law and Order along our porous borders. Last night, as I was listening to the President's State of the Union Address, I felt very sad, let down, and very, very angry. The White House seems determined to work with Pelosi and McCain to ram through an illegal alien amnesty. He seems almost glad to have a Democratic Congress! Both the President and the Democrats like to call what they want "comprehensive immigration reform," but we aren't buying it! The truth is, they're trotting out the same old pig... with a slightly different shade of lipstick. When I was first elected to Congress, there was no organized effort to fight the open-borders crowd who ran Capitol Hill. Things looked very bleak. So I formed the House Immigration Caucus, which now boasts over 100 members of Congress! Since I formed the Caucus not a single amnesty bill has passed in Congress! Now I'm taking this fight national, with my exploratory committee for a Presidential run. If you feel you would like to make a donation to back my efforts please go to www.teamtancredo.org and pass this on to all your friends.Thank You! Sincerely, Tom Tancredo

 Woof P.C.
737  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: January 19, 2007, 04:02:46 PM
Woof,
 Of course she will also come out strong against racial profiling; heck she'll probably be know as the first Muslim President wink.
                                                   P.C.
738  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: January 19, 2007, 12:17:12 PM
Woof,
 Yep, that's my girl cheesy paint the other guy as a potential terrorist because he went to school at a Madrasa when he was younger. The Clintons aren't going to take any prisoners in this coup attempt! evil
                                  P.C.
739  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: January 17, 2007, 10:34:11 AM
Woof,
 For the Right, I think Duncan Hunter will start to rise to the top above Newt and others trying to give Conservative Republicans a reason to go vote 08. A Liberal Republican like Guiliani getting the nomination would guarantee Hillary's ascension to the throne as Queen of the world! evil I, like many Conservatives, would waste our vote on a darkhorse, then go home and clean our guns. grin
                                               P.C.
740  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The 2008 Presidential Race on: January 17, 2007, 10:06:31 AM
Woof,
 The goldenboy of the Dems and the lib press Obama, has admitted to snorting coke in the past and going down the road to being a pothead. I don't think that will fly with but the most lib of libs, when it comes to the number one or number two spot in government. It's not cute like wild willy's, I didn't inhale or Bush throwing back a few. cheesy
                                   P.C.
741  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / The 2008 Presidential Race on: January 16, 2007, 11:08:57 AM
Woof All,
 It looks like Tom Tancredo is throwing his hat into the ring! grin www.teamtancredo.org
                                      P.C.
742  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Die Less Often: Interface of Gun, Knife and Emtpy Hand on: August 25, 2006, 01:34:18 AM
Woof,
? There are moments in history where a small event changes the scope of importance of a personal passion. I feel strongly that the release of this DVD will take The Dogbrothers Martial Arts Association to another level and Guro Crafty's passion will gain new followers from far and wide. For those of you that plan buy this DVD but have not yet joined the DBMAA, now is the perfect time to do it. Not only will you get a discount on the DVD, you will get a head start on everyone else as you go through the tons of info on the members only site. The vid-lessons and subject matter on the members only forum, will make everything you know about the martial arts more valuable to you.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?P.C.
743  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Political Rants on: April 03, 2006, 12:03:28 PM
Woof,
  Anyone interested in making their views known to their Senators about amnesty for illegal aliens or enforceing our immigration laws by prosecuting employers who hire them, can call the Senate switch board at (202) 224- 3121 and ask for the office of your state Senators and they will put you in direct contact with the Senator you name.
                   P.C.
744  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Knife vs. Gun on: March 29, 2006, 12:59:54 PM
Woof,
  I would rather have two 12 gauge shotguns holstered on my hips. However, since I had a great deal of trouble keeping my pants up, I'd be fairly content with two 1911's. Can't go around scareing all the women. embarassed By the way Myke keep your head in the game over there and best wishes.
                                 P.C.
745  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Knife vs. Gun on: March 27, 2006, 09:13:28 AM
Woof,
  I've discussed an ambulatory stop for this situation that the gunman can use very effectively to end the threat of the knife getting to him, on another gun thread. The person holding the knife is the delivery system for the knife; if you render him incapable of covering the distance between you and him, it's not likely the knife will reach you either. Taking away his ability to move with an advanced hand gunning technique that's quick and accurate is not an option I've seen brought up here. It's a nice little method to have in your bag of tricks. I can't go into details here because the thread is on the Dogbrothers' members only site. Something to think about though.
                           P.C.
746  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Ordered from Dog Brothers.. on: March 07, 2006, 05:24:28 AM
Woof,
  Outcast, don't be like a dog guarding his food dish. We are way ahead of anyone one starting out as a member. It would take them a long time to digest all the info on the site. But I have to admit I still growl a little bit at the thought. cheesy
                          P.C.
747  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Ordered from Dog Brothers.. on: March 06, 2006, 12:08:28 AM
Woof,
  Kudos to Pretty Kitty; I just received my stick order. I'm sure that she and Guro Craftydog make a point to only to send out the best quality goods available but sometimes they knock it out of the park! The new Craftydog model sticks I got, have alot of character and are a fine replacement for one of my sticks that I abused on a hardface helmet. rolleyes Being a member of DBMAA has its advantages too because of the discount price. Of course the the big advantage is the info you get from the members only site. I can't tell you what goes on there because everyone agrees not to share information or vid-lessons from the site with non-members, but I can tell you being a member gives you an edge on fighting knowledge and training methods that hone your skills. Plus it's alot of fun! When I first joined my reaction was 'God, I hope nobody else finds out what's here.' However, it became clear that it was the members themselves that made the site so interesting. So, I hope more of you will take the leap and add to the mix.
                             Woof P.C.
748  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / We the Well-armed People on: November 13, 2005, 03:26:53 AM
Rush- A member of the Kentucky Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame shot an alleged intruder in his home early yesterday, Kentucky State police said.  Roland Burns, 65, of Rush, told investigators that he awoke shortly before 12:30 am. to find the man in his home in rural Boyd County, Trooper Ed Ginter said.  Shannon Scott Conley, 32, of Rush, was pronounced dead at the scene.  No charges have been filed in the case. State Police are investigating.  Ginter said Burns told investigators that he was awakened by a vehicle in his driveway. He said he went to investigate and found the alleged intruder in his house.  Burns told police he returned  to his bedroom for his gun.  "Mr. Burns ordered the man to leave the home." Ginter said in a press release.  "A struggle ensued, and Mr. Conley was fatally wounded."  Burns who was intoduced into the Turkey Federation, Hall of Fame was not injured, Ginter said. ( Lexington Herald-Leader )
              Woof P.C.
749  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / November Gathering! - Possible Matches on: November 07, 2005, 01:55:12 AM
Hey Gruhn,
  I plan on making it to a gathering before I die, which won't be long if my ex-wife has her way. So, see you soon.
                                   Woof P.C.
750  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Political Rants on: November 06, 2005, 09:55:43 PM
Doesn't this guy know it's more important for liberal democrats to gain power than to save the West?
                                     Woof P.C.
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