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Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Maori artist
« on: September 25, 2009, 10:08:03 AM »
Wow, awesome find, Freki... Very nice!

Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Humor/WTF
« on: August 27, 2009, 11:41:37 AM »
This is actually getting to be old hat... No surprise alcohol was involved :)


LAND O’ LAKES - William Allen was on the phone with his ex-wife Sunday night and his live-in girlfriend apparently didn't like it, and soon he was getting jabbed with a ninja sword, according to Pasco sheriff's office report.

Naturally, deputies got two stories about what happened, but the gist of it was that one of them started yelling and then fists started flying. Dana Gordon said Allen slapped her across the face first, according to the report, but Allen said she punched him in the face seven, maybe eight times. That's when he spit on her and slapped her, according to the report.

Gordon, 37, then grabbed the sword, which has a 12- to 14-inch blade, and started poking Allen in the arms, legs and torso, causing several cuts, according to the report.

Gordon told deputies she held the blade to Allen and told him to leave her alone.

Allen, 39, was able to wrestle the sword away from her and then ran into the bedroom to call 911, according to the report.

When deputies arrived to the home at 21336 Aaron Court, they saw several cuts and scratches on Allen.

They had both been drinking, Allen told deputies, and he didn't want her to go to jail.

Gordon was arrested on a felony aggravated domestic battery charge. She is being held without bail at the Land O' Lakes Jail.

The sword was seized as evidence.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: August 21, 2009, 10:06:16 AM »
Congrats, Guide Dog!

Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: The pumpkin
« on: August 19, 2009, 07:39:49 AM »
Wasn't sure where else to put this, but it's definitely a mind-blower...

- Bert


A Brazilian schoolgirl was held Monday night for knifing 30 men to death.

The 17-year-old stunned cops by owning up to a serial killing spree that
started when she was 15.

She told detectives she wanted to confess before she turned 18 and could be
tried as an adult.

The girl - who can't be named because she is still a minor - said she began
targeting men in her home city of Sao Paulo, Brazil "for money, revenge and
to bring justice."

She even smiled as she reeled off her list of victims - which is feared to
make her the world's most prolific teenage serial killer. She calmly
bragged to police: "I don't have enough courage to hold a gun - but I can
hold a knife.

"I am confessing because I promised I would do so before becoming 18 - to
avoid upsetting my family."

The teen told how she always used the same knife - butchering one man for
throwing a glass of brandy in her face in a bar fight.

But police are still unclear about what drove her to keep on killing.

Sources said one theory is she was hired by gangland bosses as an assassin
because she was so innocent-looking. The teenager's sensational confession
came after she was arrested over a Sao Paulo street fight.

It shocked a country still reeling from the arrest of a TV crime show host
for allegedly arranging killings to boost ratings.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: August 10, 2009, 02:11:51 PM »

This is cool and what teaching is all about...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: August 10, 2009, 02:09:17 PM »
Grateful for those of all ranks who gave of their time to help me reach 3rd dan.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: August 10, 2009, 01:41:58 PM »
Finally a UFC where everyone that should have won...won!

This was a tough one... I wanted Griffin to win but figured Silva would... Oh well...

At least BJ won... That's the one I was really hoping for...

And yeah, I didn't do too bad in the fantasy picks for the group... *nudge nudge to those who haven't joined* :)

Can't wait for 102! My school's having a tournament that day, and a bunch of us are heading to Buffalo Wild Wings afterwards for a watch party... Naked wings and rear naked chokes... What a combination! :)

- Bert

Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: A recommended site
« on: August 06, 2009, 12:54:53 PM »
Does anyone here play Chinese or Korean chess? Or Go/Baduk?

Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Baby Drops a Dime on Dad
« on: August 06, 2009, 11:49:05 AM »
Baby Accidentally Dials 911, Leads To Arrest Of Father

I had my niece (who was almost two) dial 911 accidentally at our house in Arkansas... No arrests or anything... Just explained to the dispatcher what happened... They sent a squad by later just to confirm though... Of course, this was 18 years ago :)

- Bert

Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Marriage
« on: August 06, 2009, 09:11:33 AM »
That's a good woman. Her husband disgusts me.

Sounds like he needed to find himself, as much of a cliche as that is... At least he came back... Most "men" don't...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Study: 3 vs. 1 in BC
« on: July 21, 2009, 02:26:16 PM »
Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:10 et seq. Would B. have been better continuing away from camera? Or is he trying to work his way home?

Perhaps he got so caught up in moving laterally (Maybe saying "Just keep moving, just keeping moving" internally to himself), he didn't take the opportunity to escape. In the interview, he states he was wanting to stand up so it wouldn't happen again, so perhaps that's part of it. Rather than try to escape, just keep it so he's not at a disadvantage...

That shove that leveled one of the WGs was great timing. WG had his left leg up for a kick, and that shove was well placed and timed.

Defender also said he was on his way to the gym, so yes, conditioning, even with all the adrenal dump, must have been great.

Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:15 B. gets caught by left lead jab. Shirt loses shoe on kick.

I think he stopped to admire his handiwork too much, or he thought putting one of them down might make the others back off.

Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:17 How should B. have gotten up in this moment? As Wolf Pack closes, B. seems to think about a take down. Training? Instinctive?.

The guy who did the majority of the work on the takedown had a good choke on Defender. When they go to the ground, the Defender puts his arms around the WG, rather than putting his hands down to catch himself. Maybe that's a sign of training? He also focused on the task at hand: the dude trying to guillotine him, not the others throwing some fairly weak punches.

Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:57 Fat woman approaches? Known? Unknown? If unknown, how should B handle her at this point?
Known, even if not an girlfriend/close ally. He doesn't seem to be wary of her at least.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Study: 3 vs. 1 in BC
« on: July 21, 2009, 08:38:07 AM »
A few of thoughts:

1 ) First thought when watching it was, where was #3 going? He took off at the beginning, and I was waiting for him to circle back around to the defender's flank.
2 ) Defender definitely has some sort of training. Good lateral movement and staying on his toes while moving, then getting a solid base when stopped.
3 ) Also good environmental awareness by the defender, making sure he he didn't get stuck between cars, etc.
4 ) Attackers seemed to rely solely on numbers and not skills. Only one person would even attack at a time, usually the guy in the gray tank top, until the defender fell down. Then they got brave.
5 ) Dog sure wanted a piece of someone :)
6 ) It's easy to be big and brave when you're in the back of a truck moving away.
7 ) I wonder how the scuffle would have gone if the car and van had not pulled in. That seemed to give the attackers a reason to bail.
8 ) Van driver decided pretty quickly to move :)
9 ) I wonder why the guy driving the truck stayed out of it. Maybe he was their safety valve / wheels only.
10 ) Better audio would have been better, to hear what all occurred throughout.

Would be interested to see the other video with the background info too...

- Bert

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: July 15, 2009, 02:43:06 PM »
woof bedens/kickinfamily:

congrats! was it your first time like me? if Chad and Morgan pick better and we both continue with our accurate picks, we may win! lol


Yes, it was... I didn't even know it existed until I saw Chad's post... I think I was struck with pure luck this time... :)

- Bert

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: July 13, 2009, 02:31:38 PM »
Well, I did better than I thought I would in the fantasy league (kickinfamily)... :)

Thanks for posting the animated GIFs, SG!

- Bert

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:08:51 PM »
I'm grateful for my younger son's finish of 16th in the world at the Odyssey Of The Mind World Finals this year.

Martial Arts Topics / What about defense from... fingernails?
« on: December 17, 2004, 11:30:51 AM »

COLUMBIA - Maury County Jail officials certainly don't want to incur the wrath of the Vatican, especially over fingernails.

But they were standing on firm ground religiously and legally when they confined a female inmate to her cell for not cutting her long, claw-like fingernails, which they say could be used as a weapon.

The inmate's mother says her daughter's refusal may be due to her Catholic upbringing.

''Her mother called us and said that she was raised by her grandmother, who said you're not supposed to cut your toenails or fingernails on Sunday,'' Sheriff's Lt. Brenda Thomason said.

Church leaders rolled their eyes at that.

''She's more devout than I am,'' chuckled the Rev. Patrick Conner of Columbia's St. Catherine's Catholic Church. ''There are no such mandates.''

Rick Musacchio, spokesman for the Nashville Diocese of the Catholic Church, agreed.

''I've never heard of anything like that,'' he said. ''Catholics aren't prohibited from working or anything on Sundays.

''In fact, although it's over now, our Catholic cross-country meets were held on Sunday afternoons.''

''It's just an excuse,'' Maury Chief Deputy Ashley Brown said. ''She was asked to cut those nails on Friday, and she refused, then again on Saturday. We can't have her in the jail with those long nails,'' Brown said. ''They use them as a weapon.''

So Nadean Swarthout, 37, of Williamsport, who is in jail on a string of charges, including facilitating an aggravated burglary, is confined to her cell, with only a 15-minute-a-day shower break, until she cuts her nails.

Because of that, she was unavailable for comment

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