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Violence is good for those who have nothing to lose.

-Jean-Paul Sartre, The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)


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“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,
in the expert’s mind there are few.”
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"What you don't seek is never found"....

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"Violence is very rarely the answer, but when it is, it's the only answer."

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"We deal now not with things of this world alone. We deal now with the ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy."

General Douglas MacArthur. 1962, West Point.


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"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

Dwight D. Eisenhower


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"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity.

Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside of this world."

Ronald Reagan


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:37 am 
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

(Leonardo Da Vinci)
Though the jing is soft, the damage is hard.

(Yang Jwing-Ming)

Do not do anything useless.

(Miyamoto Musashi)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:36 am 
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This thread has died an early death, soooooo:


Was one of America's great Presidents who used to train and study JuJutsu and Judo in the White House and asked that a Sensei be attached to the Japanese Consulate. He also invited Jigoro Kano, founder of Judo to dispatch one of his high-ranking, top disciples, Yoshiaki Yamashita to come and set up a Dojo in the White House.

He never became a Yudansha, but made it to brown belt. In 2007, he was posthumously awarded Hachidan by the USJA. Not bad for being the 26th President of the USA, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Bravery in battle:

See: http://mysite.verizon.net/resptwx6/roosevelt.htm

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

This quote is now on the back of every USJA Membership card.





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Very nice, thank you.

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"Strong People Are Harder To Kill And Generally More Useful ." - Mark Rippetoe


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Marcus, you are a good man.
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The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Robert Frost

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> According to Larry L. Finger's analysis, nearly all critics have agreed that the sigh represents regret as this is mirrored in the regretful tone of the opening lines. He quotes scholar Eleanor Sickels as saying that the poem is about "the human tendency to wobble illogically in decision and later to assume that the decision was, after all, logical and enormously important, but forever to tell of it 'with a sigh' as depriving the speaker of who-knows-what interesting experience."<

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Every man should own a fine watch, a fine firearm and a fine car at some point in his life! I truely believe this. OK, a G-Shock, A Glock and A Toyota are fine for everyday life and the stuff we come across. But an Omega, a Rorhbaugh and a BMW are toys we should not overlook..........

Life will give you what you ask from it!
Colombianito [Suarez forum]

Rorhbaugh pistol_9 mm Stealth

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"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"
- George Washington

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"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
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