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Sep 27, 2004 01:24 PM
by stevestubbs

--- In, Drpsionic@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 9/26/04 7:02:58 PM Central Daylight Time, 
> eletzerich@y... writes:
> << 
> Gandhi would never agree with that. 
> Erica >>
> Who cares what Gandhi would agree with?

Apparently that Sikh bodyguard of hers cared or he would not have 
shot her to death. Don't know if the spelling is correct, but as the 
Romans used to say, "Quis costodies les custodes?" (Who will guard 
the guards?)

19169From: Perry Coles <perrycoles@y...> 
Date: Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:50am
Subject: Theos?World Re: Can theos?talk look at the world?

> I remember a Monty Python sketch where the British designed a
> secret weapon of a joke that was so funny anyone who heard it
> died laughing. Soldiers with ear plugs running through the
> battle field reading out the joke while the enemy were
> keeling over with laughter and dying in droves. Unfortunately
> for the guy who thought up the joke he also died in the
> process.

Doesn't work. The British lost every battle of WWII until the battle 
of el Alamein, Despite the fact that their performance was a joke 
and despite repeated pleas to "let us have a free one," the Germans 
kept defeating them anyway. So much for the glory of war.

19170From: <Drpsionic@a...> 
Date: Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:42am
Subject: Re: Theos?World Re: Can theos?talk look at the world?

> In a message dated 9/27/04 1:41:28 AM Central Daylight Time,
> eletzerich@y... writes:

> << Ahimsa is a beautiful ideal. >>

> And in the real world it is an ideal that gets you killed.
> I prefer Himsa.

There is an old Chinese proverb they teach you when you study kung 
fu: "It is better to avoid a single battle than to win a thousand 

> Kung fu is useless against a gun, no matter what they may
> say in bad movies.

You have not studied it. There was an incident in California years 
aho in which some woman was having an affair with a karate teacher. 
The husband did not much like his wife anyway, so he arranged to 
catch the two of them in flagrante delicto, and used that as an 
excuse to shoot them. When the police questioned the legality of 
that behavior (legal in Texas, illegal elsewhere) he pleaded self 
defense on the grounds that the other guy knew karate.

The case went to trial and the prosecution called bad movie stunt man 
Chuch Norris, a man who needs a shave worse than anyone I ever saw, 
to appear as an expert witness. His claim to expertise was that he 
was world karate champion in his weight class. Norris refused an 
electric shaver proffered to him by the court reporter and gave as 
his opinion that karate was useless against a man with a gun and that 
the defendant should therefore starve to death in an electric chair 
or some such thing as that. Anyway he argued for the prosecution.

On cross examination the defense attorney asked if Norris would be 
willing to put his theory to the test. He agreed, once again 
refusing an electric shaver (they kept putting that thing to him) and 
stood at one end of the courtroom, the bailiff at the opposite end. 
The bailiff removed all the bullets from his weapon, aimed it at 
Norris, and stood with his finger on the trigger. Norris then 
crossed the room and planted his foot on the bailiff's chest BEFORE 
the bailiff could pull the trigger, This despite the fact Norris was 
wearing dress clothes and not a gi. Anyone who has ever worn both 
will know what I mean.

The prosecution insisted it was a fluke and demanded they try again. 
Same result. He demanded that they try a third time. Same result. 
Even with advance knowledge of what was to happen, the bailiff simply 
could not pull the trigger fast enough to prevent Norris from mock 
attacking him.

The jury voted for acquittal. The defendant walked. And nobody has 
ever trued to shave Norris against his will.

There is a local kung fu teacher who was taught by a retired Texas 
Ranger how to walk up to an armed man and simply take the gun from 
his hand before he could fire. Adnuttedly the Rangers are not your 
garden variety cops. But regardless of what Charlton Heston says 
guns are not as great as the movies make them out to be.

Learn the backfist/side kick combination and forget the rest of it. 
A well developed back fist is impossible to defend against and 
requires zero strength since the object is to stun your opponent, so 
he cannot defend himself against a side kick. Anyone, including the 
smallest female, has sufficient strength to break a man's legs with a 
properly delivered side kick. But there is one kicker (pardon me.) 
You have to practice endlessly to perfect the technique. And the 
world is not dangerous enough to justify the effort unless you are a 
muslim or a neighbor to one. in which case you might wand to move 
somewhere else.

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