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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 Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"Just about every off-ramp on I-5 has someone holding a sign asking for money.Plus the ones in the city. Several I talked to were "breaking into music" or moved there because the welfare benefits were better than where they were originally…"
14 hours ago
Sean O' replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"I was just referencing my 14 years of in and off again living in the Pacific Northwest and the large amount of pan handlers there pursuing their dreams. I found that the pan handlers in Seattle are far more aggressive and the ones on Portland more…"
20 hours ago
Sean O' replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"The question is, for how long, and to what end? From the article that was posted"
20 hours ago
Sean O' replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"Thanks. I do what I can with what I have."
20 hours ago
Sean O' replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"In my experience, most of these people live in the Portland and Seattle areas."
21 hours ago
Sean O' replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"I have never heard the phrase "Live in my parents basement until the inheritance kicks in" put so eloquently."
22 hours ago
Sean O' replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I find checking my pocket inconvenient at times. You could go for an automatic, manual wind, or a Citizen Eco-Drive if you don't want to rely on batteries."
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Well then Carl.......I have a year or 5 to go. I am happy with vanity for the moment!!"
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"You and me both."
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"I have known some of those guys. Some were a little porky and some that were studs. They could all ruck, run, and lift some weight."
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"HALO guys were almost always pot-bellied. I was told it helps stabilize them during free-fall. Whatever you have to tell yourself I guess. But....now that I am retired.....maybe I have a great excuse!!! Too bad my vanity gets in the way. "
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Yah.......and old, fat, retired Navy guys that just don't care anymore."
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Now that I am retired I am forced to deal more with a lot of fat/pot-bellied folks. I thought they just had bad diets and didn't workout. I misjudged them. They are planning for the day they have to E&E (evade & escape). Now THAT is…"
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Good thoughts. Urban environments leave unique challenges. Basically you are limited by your imagination."
yesterday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"It just depends on your environment and what your plan is. I used to teach students to put caches in (or have a trusted someone put them in) months or potentially years before they have to do a grey or black infil so that they will have resources…"
Tuesday
Sean O' replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"I would definitely try it out going cross-country for awhile just to see how it carries and check the weight. You said you did camping and backpacking, so I don't need to go into how to make weight carry better."
Tuesday

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Reading, shooting, weight training, travel, photography
Books
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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