"There are no guarantees or absolutes in violence. It's like a math equation. The 'answer' depends on what factors and details are in the equation (of a particular situation). But there are known elements and patterns that will help you figure out what is more -- or less-- likely in a particular situation.
And before you ask, the answer to 'how do I learn those' is first learn people skills. Other wise you can't understand what 'those' are." - Marc MacYoung...
"Reading a book for the first time is seen by many in our society as a badge of honor and a legitimate cause for boasting.
Rereading a book, on the other hand, doesn’t usually come with the same pride or pack the same awe-inspiring punch in others. Nevertheless, according to Christopher Nelson, President of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md, rereading a book might be crucial to one’s intellectual growth." ...
"Feels like I should start this out with score cards and stats. "In thiiisss corner, wearing the Fighter's colors...." the crowd goes wild. "And over there, we have the Self-Defense Contender..." booooooo."
"I was supposed to fight this Saturday. Getting prepared for a fight is not just intense physically, it is also deep psychological work. There are waves of emotions a fighter goes through that can’t be explained, unless you’ve been there. In this particular fight camp, I rode the wave of fear and anxiety. I had a thousand excuses why I couldn’t, shouldn’t, wouldn’t fight: I’m too old. Sport fighting is irresponsible. I should be focusing on my vocation. Fighting is selfish and I don’t want to be selfish. My foot hurts. Blood work and medical exams are so expensive."
"In the 1980s, handgun expert Jeff Cooper invented something called the Color Code to describe what he called the "combat mind-set." Here is his summary:
In White you are unprepared and unready to take lethal action. If you are attacked in White you will probably die unless your adversary is totally inept.
In Yellow you bring yourself to the understanding that your life may be in danger and that you may have to do something about it.
In Orange you have determined upon a specific adversary and are prepared to take action which may result in his death, but you are not in a lethal mode.
In Red you are in a lethal mode and will shoot if circumstances warrant.
Cooper talked about remaining in Code Yellow over time, but he didn't write about its psychological toll. It's significant. Our brains can't be on that alert level constantly. We need downtime. We need to relax. This is why we have friends around whom we can let our guard down and homes where we can close our doors to outsiders. We only want to visit Yellowland occasionally."
My guess is that this video is staged. What I find interesting is the HUGE View Count. The idea of TEACHING SOMEONE A LESSON, seems to be a very popular theme.
My interpertation is that there are a LOT of people who have collected a bundle of resentment over the years from being unfairly treated. So much so, that they get excited when they see someone GET WHAT THEY DESERVE. Otherwise, why would they care?
See Jane Fight Back battles with those who against encouraging women to take self-defense classes. ----------------------------
"Well folks, the votes are in. People on campus–especially the feminists!–have been complaining about our poster that promotes RAD self-defense classes with the Susan B. Anthony quote, “Woman must not depend upon the protection of a man, but must be taught to protect herself.”
"When Chesley Sullenberger radioed a Mayday call, that he’d lost power in both the engines of US Airways Flight 1549, he made one mistake, he got his call-sign wrong; he said “Cactus 1539”, instead of “Cactus 1549” – remarkably, everything else he and his co-pilot said/did were on the money, and 4 minutes later, he landed the plane in the Hudson River, with the loss of no lives. It was a minor, inconsequential error, however it demonstrates that trying to recall names, codes, and similar under stress and duress, is not something we do naturally or easily. Depending on the code/term, we may have to go through a process of translation, as we search for its meaning, or even refer to, or look it up in a manual or glossary."
This picture struck a cord with me this morning after reading a great article we received yesterday from Mark Hatmaker. If you want to read 'Hunter, Predator, Warrior' the just subscribe to the mag. There are some great sign up freebies too ...
A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency.…
Sepsis is more likely to kill you than lots of the stuff you are afraid of. ---------------
"More than a million people in the U.S. develop sepsis each year, and more than 250,000 deaths a year are linked to it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s higher than earlier estimates—an increase the CDC attributes mainly to better reporting on the infection, as well as the growing number of older people, who are especially susceptible to sepsis."