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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / 10 Filipino Grandmasters Filmed In PI on: August 04, 2009, 11:31:45 AM
Woof everyone,
I am looking for three obscure and out of print videos by Lion Heart Inc. video company.  The titles are "A Tribute To Legends", "Warriors Of Negros", and "Action In Manila".  Does anyone know where these can be found?  I have an image of the original flyer if anyone wants it... just email me.  This ad is probably from the late eighties or somewhere around that time.  These videos have footage of GM Illustrisimo and GT Tortal among many others. 
2  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Senator Wants to Revoke Funding From Berkeley on: February 01, 2008, 03:38:49 PM
U.S. Senator Wants to Revoke Funding From City of Berkeley, Calif., for Vote to Boot Marines

Friday, February 01, 2008

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., says the City of Berkeley, Calif., no longer deserves federal money.

DeMint was angered after learning that the Berkeley City Council voted this week to tell the U.S. Marine Corps to remove its recruiting station from the city's downtown.

"This is a slap in the face to all brave service men and women and their families," DeMint said in a prepared statement. "The First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money."

"If the city can’t show respect for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley should not be receiving special taxpayer-funded handouts," he added.
3  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Fascism, liberal fascism, progressivism, socialism: on: February 01, 2008, 03:19:16 PM
The Doctrine Of Fascism ... by Benito Mussolini (1932): The Cliff Notes
          Again with the cliff notes Mad Scientist!  I just wanted to assert a point I made before that Fascism and Racism (specifically Anti-Semitism) should not be confused.  Here are excerpts of the original document (excuse the annotations) which defined Fascism.  It was Mussolini’s invention.  I know, some Italians don’t like him, get over it.  Really nobody cares anymore.  I searched the original document (which can be found online) and did NOT find those words or ideas which would cause the “tolerant” or multi-cultural to become immediately offended.  I asked the question to myself, “What is Fascism and why do people use this word?  Do they know what it means or not?”.  I looked up the answer and here is what I found.  Also, I think Fascism is a fascinating ideology, but the only problem is that it requires people to care.  And as we all know, 90% of the world does not care.  Let me say here that I think we have the best system in the world here in the United States and I do not now or ever have belonged to any racial supremacy groups.  God Bless America.  Next Cliff Notes I’ll throw up here may be the Communist Manifesto, where the people own the means of production (whatever the hell that means)…   SO, onto the article excerpts…  PS keep it in historical context.

          Fascism sees in the world not only those superficial, material aspects in which man appears as an individual, standing by himself, self-centered, subject to natural law, which instinctively urges him toward a life of selfish momentary pleasure; it sees not only the individual but the nation and the country; individuals and generations bound together by a moral law, with common traditions and a mission which suppressing the instinct for life closed in a brief circle of pleasure, builds up a higher life, founded on duty, a life free from the limitations of time and space, in which the individual, by self-sacrifice, the renunciation of self-interest, by death itself, can achieve that purely spiritual existence in which his value as a man consists.

          Fascism wants man to be active and to engage in action with all his energies; it wants him to be manfully aware of the difficulties besetting him and ready to face them. It conceives of life as a struggle in which it behooves a man to win for himself a really worthy place, first of all by fitting himself (physically, morally, intellectually) to become the implement required for winning it. As for the individual, so for the nation, and so for mankind (4). Hence the high value of culture in all its forms (artistic, religious, scientific) (5) and the outstanding importance of education. Hence also the essential value of work, by which man subjugates nature and creates the human world (economic, political, ethical, and intellectual).

          This positive conception of life is obviously an ethical one. It invests the whole field of reality as well as the human activities which master it. No action is exempt from moral judgment; no activity can be despoiled of the value which a moral purpose confers on all things. Therefore life, as conceived of by the Fascist, is serious, austere, and religious; all its manifestations are poised in a world sustained by moral forces and subject to spiritual responsibilities. The Fascist disdains an “easy" life.

           The Fascist conception of life is a religious one (7), in which man is viewed in his immanent relation to a higher law, endowed with an objective will transcending the individual and raising him to conscious membership of a spiritual society. "Those who perceive nothing beyond opportunistic considerations in the religious policy of the Fascist regime fail to realize that Fascism is not only a system of government but also and above all a system of thought.

          In the Fascist conception of history, man is man only by virtue of the spiritual process to which he contributes as a member of the family, the social group, the nation, and in function of history to which all nations bring their contribution. Hence the great value of tradition in records, in language, in customs, in the rules of social life (Cool. Outside history man is a nonentity. Fascism is therefore opposed to all individualistic abstractions based on eighteenth century materialism; and it is opposed to all Jacobinistic utopias and innovations. It does not believe in the possibility of "happiness" on earth as conceived by the economistic literature of the XVIIIth century, and it therefore rejects the theological notion that at some future time the human family will secure a final settlement of all its difficulties. This notion runs counter to experience which teaches that life is in continual flux and in process of evolution.

          Liberalism denied the State in the name of the individual; Fascism reasserts the rights of the State as expressing the real essence of the individual (12). And if liberty is to he the attribute of living men and not of abstract dummies invented by individualistic liberalism, then Fascism stands for liberty, and for the only liberty worth having, the liberty of the State and of the individual within the State.
  
          Fascism is therefore opposed to that form of democracy which equates a nation to the majority, lowering it to the level of the largest number (17); but it is the purest form of  democracy if the nation be considered as it should be from the point of view of quality rather than quantity, as an idea, the mightiest because the most ethical, the most coherent, the truest, expressing itself in a people as the conscience and will of the few, if not, indeed, of one, and ending to express itself in the conscience and the will of the mass, of the whole group ethnically molded by natural and historical conditions into a nation, advancing, as one conscience and one will, along the self same line of development and spiritual formation (18). Not a race, nor a geographically defined region, but a people, historically perpetuating itself; a multitude unified by an idea and imbued with the will to live, the will to power, self-consciousness, personality (19).
  
          The years preceding the March on Rome cover a period during which the need of action forbade delay and careful doctrinal elaborations. Fighting was going on in the towns and villages. There were discussions but... there was something more sacred and more important... death... Fascists knew how to die. A doctrine - fully elaborated, divided up into chapters and paragraphs with annotations, may have been lacking, but it was replaced by something far more decisive, - by a faith.
  
          First of all, as regards the future development of mankind, and quite apart from all present political considerations. Fascism does not, generally speaking, believe in the possibility or utility of perpetual peace. It therefore discards pacifism as a cloak for cowardly supine renunciation in contradistinction to self-sacrifice. War alone keys up all human energies to their maximum tension and sets the seal of nobility on those peoples who have the courage to face it. All other tests are substitutes which never place a man face to face with himself before the alternative of life or death. Therefore all doctrines which postulate peace at all costs are incompatible with Fascism. Equally foreign to the spirit of Fascism, even if accepted as useful in meeting special political situations -- are all internationalistic or League superstructures which, as history shows, crumble to the ground whenever the heart of nations is deeply stirred by sentimental, idealistic or practical considerations. Fascism carries this anti-pacifistic attitude into the life of the individual. " I don't care a damn „ (me ne frego) - the proud motto of the fighting squads scrawled by a wounded man on his bandages, is not only an act of philosophic stoicism, it sums up a doctrine which is not merely political: it is evidence of a fighting spirit which accepts all risks. It signifies new style of Italian life. The Fascist accepts and loves life; he rejects and despises suicide as cowardly. Life as he understands it means duty, elevation, conquest; life must be lofty and full, it must be lived for oneself but above all for others, both near bye and far off, present and future.
  
          Having thus struck a blow at socialism in the two main points of its doctrine, all that remains of it is the sentimental aspiration-old as humanity itself-toward social relations in which the sufferings and sorrows of the humbler folk will be alleviated. But here again Fascism rejects the economic interpretation of felicity as something to be secured socialistically, almost automatically, at a given stage of economic evolution when all will be assured a maximum of material comfort. Fascism denies the materialistic conception of happiness as a possibility, and abandons it to the economists of the mid-eighteenth century.
    
          In rejecting democracy Fascism rejects the absurd conventional lie of political equalitarianism, the habit of collective irresponsibility, the myth of felicity and indefinite progress. But if democracy be understood as meaning a regime in which the masses are not driven back to the margin of the State, and then the writer of these pages has already defined Fascism as an organized, centralized, authoritarian democracy.
    
        The liberal century, after piling up innumerable Gordian Knots, tried to cut them with the sword of the world war. Never has any religion claimed so cruel a sacrifice. Were the Gods of liberalism thirsting for blood?  Now liberalism is preparing to close the doors of its temples, deserted by the peoples who feel that the agnosticism it professed in the sphere of economics and the indifferentism of which it has given proof in the sphere of politics and morals, would lead the world to ruin in the future as they have done in the past.
  

         The Fascist State organizes the nation, but it leaves the individual adequate elbow room. It has curtailed useless or harmful liberties while preserving those which are essential. In such matters the individual cannot be the judge, but the State only.
  
         The Fascist State is not indifferent to religious phenomena in general nor does it maintain an attitude of indifference to Roman Catholicism, the special, positive religion of Italians. The State has not got a theology but it has a moral code. The Fascist State sees in religion one of the deepest of spiritual manifestations and for this reason it not only respects religion but defends and protects it. The Fascist State does not attempt, as did Robespierre at the height of the revolutionary delirium of the Convention, to set up a "god” of its own; nor does it vainly seek, as does Bolshevism, to efface God from the soul of man. Fascism respects the God of ascetics, saints, and heroes, and it also respects God as conceived by the ingenuous and primitive heart of the people, the God to whom their prayers are raised.
  
         This political process is flanked by a philosophic process.  If it be true that matter was on the altars for one century, today it is the spirit which takes its place. All manifestations peculiar to the democratic spirit are consequently repudiated: easygoingness, improvisation, the lack of a personal sense of responsibility, the exaltation of numbers and of that mysterious divinity called n The People a. All creations of the spirit starting with that religious are coming to the fore, and nobody dare keep up the attitude of anticlericalism which, for several decades, was a favorite with Democracy in the Western world. By saying that God is returning, we mean that spiritual values are returning. (Da the parte va it mondo, in Tempi della Rivoluzione Fascista, Milano, Alpes, 1930, p. 34).
  
        The Fascist state claims its ethical character: it is Catholic but above all it is Fascist, in fact it is exclusively and essentially Fascist. Catholicism completes Fascism, and this we openly declare, but let no one think they can turn the tables on us, under cover of metaphysics or philosophy. (To the Chamber of Deputies, May 13, 1929, in Discorsi del 1929, Milano, Alpes, 1930, p. 182).
  
         The concept of freedom is not absolute because nothing is ever absolute in life. Freedom is not a right, it is a duty. It is not a gift, it is a conquest; it is not equality, it is a privilege. The concept of freedom changes with the passing of time. There is a freedom in times of peace which is not the freedom of times of war. There is a freedom in times of prosperity which is not a freedom to be allowed in times of poverty. (Fifth anniversary of the foundation of the Fasci di Contbattimento, March 24, 1924, in La nuova politica dell'Italia, vol. III, Milano, Alpes, 1925, p. 30).
  
  (sic)
4  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Communism: The Cliff Notes on: February 01, 2008, 03:18:16 PM
The Communist Manifesto: Marx and Engels 1848… Cliff Noted by MS
     Here is a summary of the communist manifesto as promised.  It was a lot more verbose than Mussolini’s fascism paper, and a lot more yammering on and whining about having to work for a living.  I tried to capture the pure and putrid essence of this unholy, godless doctrine for all of us to enjoy and savor in all of its hideous, infective glory.  It’s funny, because Marx actually says in the beginning that a spectre is haunting all of Europe, he couldn’t foresee the future and already thought this stuff was creepy enough to call it a spectre.  Onto the excerpts…

     By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labor.  By proletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live. [Note by Engels - 1888 English edition]
     
     A spectre is haunting Europe -- the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.

     In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. In ancient Rome we have patricians, knights, plebians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.  The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones.  Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinct feature: it has simplified class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other -- bourgeoisie and proletariat.
 
     The bourgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilization. The cheap prices of commodities are the heavy artillery with which it forces the barbarians' intensely obstinate hatred of foreigners to capitulate. It compels all nations, on pain of extinction, to adopt the bourgeois mode of production; it compels them to introduce what it calls civilization into their midst, i.e., to become bourgeois themselves. In one word, it creates a world after its own image.

     A similar movement is going on before our own eyes. Modern bourgeois society, with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells. For many a decade past, the history of industry and commerce is but the history of the revolt of modern productive forces against modern conditions of production, against the property relations that are the conditions for the existence of the bourgeois and of its rule. It is enough to mention the commercial crises that, by their periodical return, put the existence of the entire bourgeois society on its trial, each time more threateningly.
   
     The weapons with which the bourgeoisie felled feudalism to the ground are now turned against the bourgeoisie itself.  But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons -- the modern working class -- the proletarians. In proportion as the bourgeoisie, i.e., capital, is developed, in the same proportion is the proletariat, the modern working class, developed -- a class of laborers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labor increases capital. These laborers, who must sell themselves piecemeal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market.

     Owing to the extensive use of machinery, and to the division of labor, the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and, consequently, all charm for the workman.

     No sooner is the exploitation of the laborer by the manufacturer, so far at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portion of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.

     The proletariat goes through various stages of development. With its birth begins its struggle with the bourgeoisie. At first, the contest is carried on by individual laborers, then by the work of people of a factory, then by the operative of one trade, in one locality, against the individual bourgeois who directly exploits them. They direct their attacks not against the bourgeois condition of production, but against the instruments of production themselves; they destroy imported wares that compete with their labor, they smash to pieces machinery, they set factories ablaze, they seek to restore by force the vanished status of the workman of the Middle Ages.
 
     Of all the classes that stand face to face with the bourgeoisie today, the proletariat alone is a genuinely revolutionary class. The other classes decay and finally disappear in the face of Modern Industry; the proletariat is its special and essential product.

     All the preceding classes that got the upper hand sought to fortify their already acquired status by subjecting society at large to their conditions of appropriation. The proletarians cannot become masters of the productive forces of society, except by abolishing their own previous mode of appropriation, and thereby also every other previous mode of appropriation. They have nothing of their own to secure and to fortify; their mission is to destroy all previous securities for, and insurances of, individual property.

     In what relation do the Communists stand to the proletarians as a whole? The Communists do not form a separate party opposed to the other working-class parties.  They have no interests separate and apart from those of the proletariat as a whole.  They do not set up any sectarian principles of their own, by which to shape and mold the proletarian movement.  The Communists are distinguished from the other working-class parties by this only: (1) In the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries, they point out and bring to the front the common interests of the entire proletariat, independently of all nationality.  (2) In the various stages of development which the struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie has to pass through, they always and everywhere represent the interests of the movement as a whole.

     The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: Formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.

     In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
 
     To be a capitalist, is to have not only a purely personal, but a social STATUS in production. Capital is a collective product, and only by the united action of many members, nay, in the last resort, only by the united action of all members of society, can it be set in motion.  Capital is therefore not only personal; it is a social power.  When, therefore, capital is converted into common property, into the property of all members of society, personal property is not thereby transformed into social property. It is only the social character of the property that is changed. It loses its class character.

     You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.

     It has been objected that upon the abolition of private property, all work will cease, and universal laziness will overtake us.  According to this, bourgeois society ought long ago to have gone to the dogs through sheer idleness; for those who acquire anything, do not work. The whole of this objection is but another expression of the tautology: There can no longer be any wage labor when there is no longer any capital.

     Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.  On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based? On capital, on private gain. In its completely developed form, this family exists only among the bourgeoisie. But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among proletarians, and in public prostitution.  The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.  Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty.  But, you say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social.

     The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality.  The workers have no country. We cannot take from them what they have not got. Since the proletariat must first of all acquire political supremacy, must rise to be the leading class of the nation, must constitute itself the nation, it is, so far, itself national, though not in the bourgeois sense of the word.

     "There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, Justice, etc., that are common to all states of society. But communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience."

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.


     In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.  In all these movements, they bring to the front, as the leading question in each, the property question, no matter what its degree of development at the time.  Finally, they labor everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries.  The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
5  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Berkeley to Marine Corps: You're Not Welcome on: February 01, 2008, 09:13:13 AM
Berkeley to Marine Corps: You're Not Welcome

Thursday, January 31, 2008

BERKELEY, Calif. —  Local officials in this liberal city say it's time for the U.S. Marines to move out.

The City Council has voted to tell the Marines their downtown recruiting station is not welcome and "if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests."

The measure passed this week by a vote of 8-1.

The council also voted to explore enforcing a city anti-discrimination law, focusing on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

In a separate item, the council voted, also 8-1, to give protest group Code Pink a parking space in front of the recruiting office once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week.

Marine Capt. Richard Lund of the recruiting office declined comment on the council action.

The recruiting office opened in Berkeley about a year ago, operating quietly until about four months ago when Code Pink began regular sidewalk protests.

"I believe in the Code Pink cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave," said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates.

Code Pink is circulating petitions to get a measure on the ballot in November making it more difficult to open military recruiting offices in Berkeley if they are near homes, parks, schools, churches, libraries or health clinics.

Some employees and business owners aren't happy with the weekly protests.

"My husband's business is right upstairs, and this (protesting) is bordering on harassment," Dori Schmidt told the council. "I hope this stops."
6  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Humor/WTF on: January 31, 2008, 08:34:30 AM
A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say "Supersex." She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, "Super sex."
He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, "I'll take the soup."
7  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Humor/WTF on: January 29, 2008, 09:12:07 AM
A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter
"What are you doing?" She asked.
"Hunting Flies" He responded.
"Oh! Killing any?" She asked.
"Yep, 3 males , 2 Females," he replied.
"How can you tell them apart?"
He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone.
8  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Working out While Sick?? on: January 28, 2008, 12:47:24 PM
Off topic about sleep is not to off topic..Sleep does help you out ALOT. My cold lasted for about 2 days and I saturated my system with Tea , Bad Spelling , Vitimin C and Sleep..I must have drank to myself about a couple gallons of green tea in one day alone AND Arizona Icetea makes a tea called Herbel RX and its filled with Vitimins and I drank about 4 of those each day ..Would sleep then get up and eat more pills then eat..And it worked..The 3rd day I got bored with being sick..Told myself I was not sick anymore and then worked out for a hour..Then next day I was fine..I just had this lame cough that went away in about 2 days after that.

What is bad spelling... you mean rilly awefil spelling or just trimendusley bad?  or .... ?
9  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Body Cracks to much on: January 27, 2008, 02:56:57 PM
Dude I'm 32, and have the same problem.  Sometimes I have one joint that cracks incessantly, and I always require at least 40 minutes of working out or stretching before the cracking and popping all over ceases.  It scares people who don't know, especially when we grapple.  A guy will whip some move on me and my shoulder or elbow pops and they think that something dislocated or broke.  It's funny to see the look of surprise and OOPS on their face.  Then I let them know it's ok.
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Working out While Sick?? on: January 27, 2008, 02:48:22 PM
I'll take it easy for a little when I'm sick, but I can't veg out or else I just turn into a pile.  I think it's a great idea to work out even a tiny bit, but I don't want to over do it, because then I turn into a sick pile.  It's a balance, and it depends what you are sick with.  It's very important to circulate that lymph though and to get the crap out of your lungs, and to fire up the metabolism a little.  And then after a workout I charge back up with food, water and sleep.  I think sleep is massively underrated.  Last year I was relieved of much responsibility in grad school so I got that 8 hours I always heard about - I became a different person.  It's amazing what paying off your sleep debt will do for you physically and mentally.  Anyway, off topic. 
11  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Humor/WTF on: January 25, 2008, 02:35:28 PM
Guy walks into a bar, totally pissed off, and announces to the whole place "Lawyers are ASSHOLES!!".  Some guy stands up in the back and says "Hey!".  "O geez what are you a lawyer?"
"NO!  I'm an asshole!"
12  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Open Letter to Muslims, Liberals, Democrats, et al on: January 25, 2008, 08:58:54 AM
I dunno about that.  I always found it quite special when a girl chose me to be her first.
True....True....
13  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Humor/WTF on: January 24, 2008, 07:35:25 PM
WHY YELLING AT A MAN DOESN'T WORK

What a woman says:
This place is a mess! C'mon! You and I need to clean up!
Your stuff is lying on the floor and you'll have no clothes
to wear if we don't do laundry right now!

What a man hears:
blah,blah,blah,blah, C'MON
blah,blah,blah,blah, YOU AND I
blah, blah,blah,blah, ON THE FLOOR
blah,blah,blah,blah, NO CLOTHES
blah,blah,blah,blah, RIGHT NOW
14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 24, 2008, 10:08:09 AM
The fight scene at the end of "Lethal Weapon" between Mel Gibson and Gary Busey.  Any fight scene in "The Perfect Weapon" with Jeff Speakman.  Fight scenes with Dan Inosanto on youtube, not with Bruce Lee.  Parts from "The Hunted" also good.
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Nat Geo Documentary on the Dog Brothers: Fight Club on: January 24, 2008, 09:11:58 AM
Dude that was totally awesome!  Everything about it was awesome... production, fights, well-spoken interviews.  Hats off to a job well done. 
16  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: This day in Terrorism on: January 24, 2008, 09:06:48 AM
Informative sites

http://www.globalsecurity.org/index.html

http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php

Globalsecurity.org is a whole bunch of stuff, globalincidentmap is an up-to-date world map showing anything terrorism related.
17  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Politically (In)correct on: January 24, 2008, 08:50:04 AM
I have seen this crap firsthand.  I went to a state school, therefore I was surrounded by a cross section of an international and national population.  I found it odd, not that students didn't want to have a strong, extreme opinion, but that they were hesitant to have an opinion at all.  Also that upon forming an opinion, the general population feels the need to make sure it's okay to have that particular opinion.  Sure the "university" or academy is supposed to be sensitive and accommodating, but shouldn't it also press the issue of "Man have some balls and make a statement without a 'weasler' in it!".  After graduating I saw the same thing to a smaller extent in the "real world".  This eventually helped me figure out that maybe it's not only the colleges, but it's the 90% rule.  A generalization of course but give it a second...

90% of the world are sheep, the other 10% are shepherds and wolves.

(that's kind of cool, because dogs work for shepherds and are related to wolves)
or 90% of the world doesn't give a crap and 10% do.  90% of the world does no possess the attributes to .......  but 10% do.  Fill in the blank.
So, another conclusion I reached is that people need to be lead, they WANT to be lead.  People are like dogs, they need discipline.  Children are like puppies and need to be broken - or else they turn into very bad dogs.  I think Cesar Milan is onto something when he says "There are no bad dogs, only bad owners".  I think this applies to 90% of the children.  There are no bad kids only bad parents.  Behavior is taught, we can't know something we didn't see first.  There is no apriori knowledge (Screw you philosophers who are going to tell me that my computer doesn't actually exists).  I'm not advocating the "Choke Chains for Children" program, but it's okay to tell your kid NO.  I love the DBMA philosophy for this reason, it resonates with the "spare the rod spoil the child" parable.  Maybe it's a stretch to see that... I don't know... maybe I'm the 1% that's out of my gourd?  Actually I see all issues as being related, so no it's not a stretch. 

PS Thanks for putting up this category of P(i)C.  I hope it was an invitation and not meant to have a discussion about another discussion that involved some PC or PiC.  AND if anyone's offended I'm not sorry.  Look at the name of the category.  How liberating is that?
18  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Open Letter to Muslims, Liberals, Democrats, et al on: January 24, 2008, 08:28:00 AM
Let me state that I am a dedicated Christian, so that's where I'm coming from.

Now, as for my Muslim friends, I sometimes find it hard to compete with there doctrine. They get a truck-load of virgins, and I think about 50,000 servants when they go to heaven.

I've researched Christianity, and there will be no sex in heaven. Sometimes it makes me wonder if that is why so many of my Muslim friends are so eager to strap explosives on their body.
 
Where do I sign up?

Just kidding my friends, so please do not be offended.

I sold my soul to Jesus, and I won't look back...   But those virgins are very tempting...




I too have been given a new soul.  I hope these allegations of afterdeath bribery are false.  Here's my take on that:
If a supernatural entity commands you to commit homicide and suicide with the reward of carnal pleasures, that's the devil making that offer.


PS nobody wants to screw virgins except high school boys.  90% of guys I know don't want to wait for a girl to 'get up to spedd' on what's going on under the sheets.
19  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Bronx/NYC area training on: January 23, 2008, 03:37:22 PM
Yo!  Howyoudoin?  I live in the Bronx, and am looking for some more training partners.  If you live close... [definition of close:within one hour utilizing mass transit] shoot me an email, call me, show up to the sessions. 
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