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Bad-ass-ness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Feb 18, 2014. 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 Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"This. Is what you stated your complete program or just "leg day"? Lets see all of it. What are your sets/ reps? Without being able to see it is impossible to make a conclusion regarding form. How is your diet? What is your recovery like?"
Friday
Sean O' replied to Luis González's discussion Great thoughts on pornography from a very unexpected source.
"I do appreciate the sarcasm. It could be a sign of my failings as a man, or perhaps a misguided up-bringing, but I really do not see that strong of a connection between sex and intimacy. Sex only has the meaning we put on it. It is a biological act…"
Tuesday
Sean O' commented on Josh100LuBu's video
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"Funny stuff. Who is the skinny bitch you got to do muscle poses for the video?"
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"Lots of them also. I am married to one!"
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"I have been working in SEA for the last 9 years, but currently living in the Philippines. It is a great place to live with some really great people. ut we have our fair share of assholes here as well such as the MNLF, MILF, ASG, BIFF, NPA, JI, and a…"
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Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"John, I very much appreciate your input. I agree that we need to avoid giving the appearance of legitimizing ISIS by formally recognizing them as a “State”. That could potentially be the worst mistake we could make. However, we do need…"
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"The point is that ISIS is not a "terrorist group" (as the examples of what we typically call terror groups) but more in line with state terrorism (as the examples that I gave that represent state terrorism). They are an organized…"
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"Agreed, I believe it may have been caused by my mis-use  of the word "sponsored". My point stands however."
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"They are actually the examples of state terrorism ("sponsored" may be argued I suppose). If you are looking for text book examples of state terrorism then Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao, and Stalin are the top examples. I am a firm believer that…"
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"I just put them in as a base-line for folks looking for an example of a "traditional" terrorist group. I understand that their base beliefs may be different......not every terror group is a Salafi Jihadist group, just the same as every…"
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Sean O' replied to John Muir's discussion Fox News Joins The Jihad in the group The Great Debate
"I have been beginning to think for awhile now that ISIS has evolved beyond what we typically consider "terrorist groups" such as Al Qaeda, PLO, Hamas, etc. and has been moving towards a model that more closely resembles traditional state…"
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to Luis González's discussion Great thoughts on pornography from a very unexpected source.
"I would suggest not confusing sex and intimacy. They are not the same. Sex can have intimacy, but the 2 together are not a given."
Tuesday
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Sean O' replied to Nick the Clever's discussion What Did You Major in, and Why?
"I have a BS in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis. I changed several times during the 20+ years it took me to complete my degree. I finally decided on this major because it was just an extension of a job I enjoyed before I retired from the…"
Feb 19
Sean O' replied to Vedant Dev Sharma's discussion The best Program? in the group Exercise
"I stumbled across this today and felt it would be a good fit here. Pay special attention to # 1as it directly answeres the topic of this thread The 100 Laws of Muscle"
Feb 15
Sean O' replied to Josh100LuBu's discussion 17 Signs That The United States Is Becoming A Totalitarian Police State.
"Very true. I think we have reached our limit on fan-dancing douche hipsters with deep thoughts about naught."
Feb 10

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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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My most recent VA interview

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I had a VA appointment about a month ago and they called for a “follow-up interview”. The follow-up went very much like the original interview and went something very much like this:

VA – When you close your eyes do you see dead, burning bodies or wake up screaming?

Me – No. I don’t sleep much.

VA – What do you do when you can’t sleep?

Me – I take pills and drink

VA – I see. What do you drink and how often?

Me – I usually drink beer, about 6 to 12.…

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The President announced his immigration reform

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:41am 10 Comments

After 27 year in the military (19 years active duty plus reserve time) I retired. I make roughly $2,500 a month. $500 of that is tax free. Because of the 14 years I spent on jump status in the airborne, I have pain issues caused by severe arthritis and compression fractures. But since the VA does not compensate for pain issues I get no disability…..just a portion of my pension that is not taxed. For many reasons (cost of living among them) I have moved overseas (following the laws of the…

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It Used to be Easier

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:24am 4 Comments

I have had these bouts before. It was never bad. My family was always away so I never worried about my kids and I worked. When I felt this way I threw myself into work. Now I am retired. Sure, I go to school online.........but it is pretty damn hard to throw yourself into required online reading when part of the problem is inability to focus, When it was both physical and mental it was easier. Now my family is here and I force the smiles and try to get the inflection of my voice right. I…

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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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