"Why is it that when a drunk driver kills someone, we blame the driver not the car, and when a terrorist bombs a building, we blame the terrorist not the bomb, but when a nut grabs a gun and shoots people, people start jumping up and down about gun…"
" I have no problem with women being in the military and holding down whatever job they can qualify for, as long as standards are not lowered one bit. If I'm in the infantry and have to call in air support or artillery, I don't give a…"
" I will be turning 59 in a few weeks, so my seventh decade is not that far away. There are some things about this age I do not like, and you probably know what they are. But there are others that I like, and will like better as time goes on. I…"
" The works of WEB Griffin are very popular, although sometimes they can get too soap opera-ish for me. Plus, Griffin's writing style takes some getting used to. The best military series I've read is David Poyer's Dan Lenson…"
" The wife's on a Danube cruise in Europe (she runs a travel agency, and occasionally takes me along), so my turkey day was a TRX class at my local gym at 8:30am, home for the rest of the day till going back to town to see a 4pm showing of…"
"Regular Joe and Jason make excellent suggestions. I've trained extensively in Systema and can vouch for its effectiveness in personal combat, especially as relates to law enforcement, where your objective is primarily to subdue the assailant.…"
" I should also add that I continue with martial arts training. A couple months ago I was awarded a black belt in ryukudo kobujutsu, the study of Okinawan weaponry. My wife joined me in this training early in 2010 with no previous experience,…"
"TRX is a body-weight workout system developed by a Navy SEAL that uses suspension straps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_training
About a year or so go my local gym turned one of its side gyms, which had been a racquetball court, into a TRX…"
" Four days after hitting 58, I participated in my first TRX class in several months. Taught by a fit and very attractive young blonde gal (with my wife in attendance I keep eyes front), I made it through and will come back for more."
" I think it's both. Look at a recent pic of 60-year-old Christie Brinkley and that proves the latter. My wife doesn't have access to all the things Brinkley does to stay fit and look young, but she does a great job with what she has…"
" Trust me, my young manhood was far from ideal. It was only in my mid-30s that I emerged from a tough divorce and, thanks in large part to a great woman who became my wife, began turning things around. Had I stayed single it would've been…"
" I have not yet read Brett's posting, but I can tell you that age should not be a true roadblock for achieving anything in life. I'm in my late 50s and yes, there are certain things I can no longer do, things I used to be…"
"Gates of Fire", "The Last Amazon", Pressfield
Theodore Roosevelt bio trilogy, Morris
"Empire" series, Iggulden
"John Rain" series, Eisler
"Bob Lee Swagger" series, Hunter
Novels by Tom Clancy, Dick Couch, Ward Carroll, David Poyer, Brad Thor.
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
The Passion of the Christ
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly and keep ourselves armed and ready." Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks for your comment. I can't tell you how many students never make it past three or four classes because it's boring learning kihon, or they find out they're not going to become kung fu theater-like acrobats.
"Syrian refugees are starting to arrive in my city. I'm curious to see how things will shake down in the next 5-10 years.
We already have a large and long-established Arab population in my city; mostly Lebanese and mostly Christian. To say that…"
"So "predict" here means "identify." OK.
When I made that post, I'd just been struggling for an hour plus trying to get a Unix and X environment working on my PC. I tried FreeNX, VNC, Xming, Cygwin, and Cygwin/X,…"
Oh fair maidenDo you sing to the sea like I cry to the moonWith a heart of sorrow and tales of blueTears streaming like banners beneath a midnight skyAching pains which never die?Do you stare with eyes red like your flushed cheeksDo you whisper her name like I choke on yours for weeksDo you taste the thousand regrets and lies on your tongueLike whiskey burning with the fury of the sun? Does time fly past you like little birdsDoes nothing ever sparkle, even the prettiest of wordsDo you scratch…See More