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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 Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"That is a thought I can appreciate and understand. You gave me a lot to digest, much more than the original post I responded to, and I enjoy that."
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Sean O' replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"Titus, I appreciate your response and will have to give it further considerations. Thanks you"
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Sean O' replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"OK. And why is this bad and needing to be replaced? And how should it be replaced?"
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Sean O' replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"His OP did that. any further discourse just proved it beyond a doubt."
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Sean O' replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"I may, or may not, agree that our electoral system needs an overhaul.......how do you feel that our republic (and Constitution) is archaic? And how do you suppose we overhaul it?"
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"Kadena? I didn't live on base, but I recognize the architecture as that of the U.S. military. I lived in Yommitan when I was in Oki. And that beer should really be an Orion.....get into the culture!"
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"I had a little over 3 years in Oki and loved it. Enjoy your time there!!"
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Sean O' replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"I am not certain that Canada's parliamentary government is any further away from democracy than our republic is. Depending on your stance on free trade we may not want to be a pure democracy since it has been theorized that the two are mutual…"
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Sean O' replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
""Othering" takes place in every species. History class will not change thousands of years of evolution."
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Sean O' replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"Unfortunately, this is probably the best answer....at least from a "big picture" national or human aspect. I would hope that we do on a more personal "I probably shouldn't do that again" kind of way."
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Sean O' replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"Koreans are the most unpopular of foreign tourist in Southeast Asia. The are considered by Filipinos, Thais, and Indonesians as the most racist and rude tourist/visitors. I guess all that politeness back home has to find a way out somehow."
Nov 19
Sean O' replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"a few quick points: 1. Reading is fundamental = "historically" =/= "modern" 2. Yes modern Asia (mostly South and Central Asia) does still practice slavery. I put this in a later post, but here it is in case you missed it-The…"
Nov 19
Sean O' replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"second and third order effects..........they are a bitch"
Nov 18
Sean O' replied to AlanR's discussion Picking up a side hustle - Investing the time and energy before you see a payoff.
"I am working a few different projects. I am collecting my pension as my primary source of income. But I am working to build a program of instruction for a Kidnap & Ransom / Safe Traveler program for one company. No pay in it until they sell the…"
Nov 18
Sean O' replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"Those were the boys lucky enough (by all appearances anyways) to escape the "boys are for pleasure and women for breeding" thought process that goes on there."
Nov 18
Sean O' replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"If you start looking at peer reviewed journals on the topic they all give the methods of data collection used. Takes the mystery out but goes over my head sometimes. I would suspect that the numbers are actually under-reported. But the Middle East…"
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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.

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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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The President announced his immigration reform

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:41am 0 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 0 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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