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Bad-ass-ness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Feb 18. 101 Replies

I have seen a lot of .....for lack of a better word........ "Bad-ass-ness" recently. Now I am fairly open minded and realize that locations, occupations, experiences, physical ability, etc all…Continue

 

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Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"Gotta say I am lost here and not sure what you mean. I am going to get some sleep and re-read this in the morning and see how it rolls. Have a good one Brother and be safe."
Saturday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"Well......I grew up with "you are responsible for your own actions"........so I would say that as a nation we need to stop blaming others because we dont play well.....and whoever killed "Hasan" gets tried like anyone else. But I…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"Exactly. Is it innocent until proven guilty or something more gestapo?"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"But where does reason set in? For example.....I hate guns no really) and I see someone saying online that they are buying a new gun. They have several photos of previous hunting trips (obviously cruelty to animals) and they said they are going agin…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"I agree. What part of our Constitution are you willing to give up to ensure everyone is secure? I don't want my head chopped off any more than anyone else. But what do you propose without overthrowing the foundation of our government?"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"Not saying that YOU would, but did see a lot of tha kind of language when  was on (screw me in the ) Facebox earlier. You cant have it all ways. You can not have privacy and absolute security. I agree with your premise......but how can the…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"policies wouldn't let me interfere until after the fact You (and I) were just as good as a cop.......showing up after they needed one. All we do is reactive law enforcement. But honestly........what rights would anyone here be willing to give…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Great points here. I may not want 200ft of rope if I am walking x-country, but if I have a truck I would definitely want it, and probably spare tie, jack, come-along, etc. Ham radio in your kit in the U.S. is  damn near a must. When I left…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"pop a couple benadryls and I'm good. Don't know if that's the proper course but it's worked so far Yah.......yer good. I have done the same with Team-Mate"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Our Obligation As Men To Be Vigilant In Adressing Threats To Public Safety
"I agree with you.......but where do we draw the line? I swore to uphold the Constitution. So when people say we should tear down mosque I say "no", we have freedom of religion. We have a lot of freedoms here that other countries do not…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"A lot of your :"t's a given'n" is because you have more experience or thought about it longer. Rather than say " hey dumb ass" give a new reasonable and generic list that does not include anything that needs to…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Can not beat an epipen. Pretty much a must have. But if you have it then you need the Beny. The epi is the immediate fix.....beny is the long term/get yur ass through it. But you have a great point......taking care of me is easy......taking care of…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"You have to start generic and then go forward. What he had listed was a solid starting kit. without knowing more about his situation I wouldn't be too anxious to add kit to what he is carrying. I have said it before and I will say it…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"They were changing the "standard" every few days when I was in. No idea now. I would say if you have a good all purpose pain killer (500mg Tylenol) a good general antibiotic (Cipro always kicks ass) a really good anti-inflammatory (Toradol…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"All great considerations and things that need to be looked at in planning. Great points. You definitely need to look at where you are and where you are going. Where I amnow I can put in some caches, but I would need to be careful otherwise a casual…"
Saturday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Remember the OLD DAYs when you always had a "packing list"? God that was a mixed blessing. I knew what to bring...but it always weighed a ton. To kinda get things back on track......if you have a vehicle you can carry more medical gear or…"
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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Devil's Guard by George Robert Elford, See No Evil by Robert Baer, The Definitive Book of Body Language by Alen and Barbara Pease, Moroland by Robert A. Fultan - Far too many to make anything resembling a complete list
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Bettye Lavette, Lizz Wright, Blue Harlem, Imelda May, Eartha Kitt, Kitty in a Casket, Creepshow, The Horrorpops,Dengue Fever,Mad Marge and the Stonecutters, Shaggy, The Pogues, 5FDP, Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly
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God told Moses to send men to spy out the land of Canaan. He told him to send a man from each tribe. Twelve men were sent. They were to find out about the land and the people in the land. Moses said to find out if the people were strong or weak. Did they live in cities or in camps? He wanted to know what the fruit of the land was like, and if they had forests or not. He asked them to bring back some of the fruit that was ripe.

"Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled"


THE PILGRIMS :
We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further: it may be
Beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or that glimmering sea,
White on a throne or guarded in a cave
There lives a prophet who can understand
Why men were born: but surely we are brave,
Who make the Golden Journey to Samarkand.

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." ---George Orwell on a BBC broadcast, April 4, 1942


"When the highest and strongest drives, breaking passionately out, carry the individual far above and beyond the average and lowlands of the herd conscience, the self-confidence of the community goes to pieces, its faith in itself, its spine as it were, is broken: consequently it is precisely these drives that are most branded and calumniated. Lofty spiritual independence, the will to stand alone, great intelligence even, are felt to be dangerous; everything that raises the individual above the herd and makes his neighbour quail is henceforth called evil."

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886, 201


"Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home. He knows only The Cause. Still want to quit?"

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At 8:41am on July 11, 2014, Carl Monster said…

Ha ha, we'll see about that. Trying to bust out of a bench plateau, goings been slow, but 5 3 1 is excellent for that.

I like doing dumbbell presses one arm at a time, really throws balance into the mix and involves the core muscles more. The 5 3 1 keeps me in the gym for an hour tops, letting me focus all my up-front energy on the major lift. Then I can go, or have play time with assistance work. As you can tell, I almost never skip assistance work.

At 7:51am on July 11, 2014, Carl Monster said…

I've spotted a guy with similar, his doctor told him to just not come down all the way to his chest on the bench; seemed to work for him.

But if you can't bench that way, I'm in agreement that you'll progress out of that weight quickly with dumbbells. I've seen you do your hybrid deadlift/squats and that's incredible weight you have there. Maybe you are past what the 5 3 1 can offer you? All I know it's been working with me, but then again I am way behind you strength-wise.

At 6:20am on July 11, 2014, Carl Monster said…

Hmmm...I don't use dumbbells for my core movements, it's the Olympic bar. I use dumbbells for the assistance work, and that certainly does not need to include dumbbells, it can be anything. To me that's the "fun" part because the core movements do get boring.

When I do the conversion to pounds I get 83; that's a heavy dumbbell.

If you need more than those I'd say you are already one strong mofo! 

At 10:17am on July 3, 2014, Carl Monster said…

Thank you; perspective is always welcomed, helping or no.

At 12:51am on January 15, 2012, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

Apologies for bringing the lunacy of idjit boy here, But i couldn't let that intended slight go....

At 7:30pm on January 14, 2012, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

I believe the "Military School" he "attended" was called the United States Air Force.

 
 
 

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