Dear Sifu Mooney ,
You wrote :
"Perhaps if your kind would actually get up off your butts and actually do some training to gain any of these abilities, you would know the truth for yourselves, instead of harping on about it."
I must say I am a bit taken aback by such vitriolic dalliance , among other ‘sublime’ expressions by all players on this thread ! The lesson we should strive to learn is that when insult rears it’s ugly head , all reasonable minds shut down to meaningful exchange , reverting to primal grunting !
As I have said before, insult is the deadliest of sins especially when practiced in the southern Italian country side where it becomes a ’12 gauge Lupara shotgun ‘ with one barrel pointing to the target and the other to the ‘shooter’ ! Once fired , it germinates resentment and hatred and it fosters the deep and abiding need for revenge !
Sifu Mooney ..you disappoint me somewhat in your approach ..as I would have expected more class from you , considering your claimed powers , in dealing with adversarial flanking , which you should expect ..given the controversial nature of the subject matter ! Yet I can understand how you must feel by the somewhat fiery pelting ! I hope that your above comments are not inclusive of all who have responded to your thoughts !
I believe that the first rule of combat is to know ‘thine enemy’ , and make no mistake here ..you are engaged in a gunfight with words !
In the deep south of Italy I was brought up in a “ culture of honor “ imparting that no slight go unavenged ! Our DR X is a fencing as well as a strong martial system practitioner and I suspect he professes the same credo , alas …along the lines of intellectual violence !
I don’t mean to be offensive to you personally , but I find some of your pettiness aimed at a brain surgeon [ Dr. X ] and fellow practitioner a bit inelegant for a man of your powers !
All we really have done , in essence, is to ask for some proof under real life conditions , taking into account the altered mental states that accompany such things ! You will forgive me for this , but in my forensic investigations of confrontational violence and death , I am not easily impressed by “ demonstrations “ as they always lack a reality component !
I might add that it is not wise to outright offend some dedicated and extremely capable powerful style practitioners ! But if this was not your intention I retract these words !
If on the other hand if this is leading to A prearranged, formal combat between two persons, usually fought to settle a point of honor , I feel obliged to stand as a second at the side of Dr. X !
We look forward to your reply ,