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Archive for November, 2011

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

” Liberals claim to be pro-choice, but only if that choice means the choice to kill an unborn infant or not. Lightbulb and dietary choices? That decision can’t be left up to the people. Raw milk? What are you thinking? Sending your kids to a school of your own choice? What are you, racist?”

Evil Teabagger

Monday Book Pick: Shotokan’s Secret

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Shotokan’s Secret: Expanded Edition by Bruce Clayton

A very interesting book for both the martial artist and the historian.  Mr. Clayton has done extensive research into finding the environment that drove the creation of hard style linear Karate.  This system of martial arts came about in a specific time and place.  A time and place that previously predominately practiced only empty handed systems based on Southern Kung Fu systems.  Those systems had to be empty handed systems, because possession of a sword or any other restricted weapon by an Okinawan was punishable by death!

The first half of the book is pure history.  The second half breaks apart the Shotokan katas and points out the hidden techniques. Techniques that had to be hidden at time the system was created.  Very interesting stuff for the martial arts historian.

This book was first mentioned on my Shaolin Kempo blog.

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OWS Roundup

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Just in case you were not up to speed on the latest on the so called “Occupy” movement, here is a roundup.

2 deaths at Occupy protests in California and Vermont. One looks like murder and the other is being considered a suicide.

Tuberculosis Breaks Out At “Occupy” Atlanta

In New York City, the illegal trespassers who don’t know just what they are “protesting” against, are coming down with “Zuccotti lung.” in rising numbers.
Wait! It gets better!

With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known as the winter vomiting virus) and tuberculosis, according to one doctor.

The damp clothing and cardboard signs wet with rain are also breeding grounds for mold. Some protesters are urinating in bottles and leaving food trash discarded throughout the campground, providing further opportunities for nastiness.

“Pretty much everything here is a good way to get sick,” Salvatore Cipolla, 23, from Long Island, told the Times. “It’ll definitely thin the herd.”

Some protesters have refused free flu shots, citing a “government conspiracy,” the Times said.

“One Percenter” J-Zay selling “occupy” themed t-shirts and is keeping all the profits. Yes, he is playing those idiots for suckers while claiming to “support” them. Lenin had it right. They are “useful idiots.”

Muir nails it.

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Meanwhile at OWS…

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Just a few items that probably aren’t leading on the nightly news:

At “Occupy” Boston, three members charged with selling crack.

Head and Body Lice Outbreak at “Occupy” Portland.

“Occupy” Seattle riots compared to the “French Revolution.”

Rioters at “Occupy” Oakland are members of the group’s leadership.

ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests

NYPD Officer: Crime, Sexual Assault At Occupy Wall Street “More Widespread Than Even They Think”…


Quote of the Day

Friday, November 4th, 2011

“I just racked it, and they ran.”

Oakland property owner responds correctly to OWS rioters