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Sluggy Bear

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  1. I meditate often. For me, it has nothing to do with emptying the mind or evading consciousness, but in calming and relaxing the mind, quieting thought, letting the subconscious work, clearing the clutter of useless thoughts and distractions. I've never been able to stop my thoughts. But the goal is not to stop thinking, but to observe the thoughts that do arise, simply observe them and nothing more. When I am finished meditating, my focus is always sharper and clearer than it was before. That is my goal. Meditation is powerful medicine. I recommend it. But there are all kinds of different ways to meditate. One must shop until he finds the one that is right for him.
  2. And does this show that in a proper context violence is in fact practical? I think it does.
  3. I was a history buff back in the 1990s and lost interest; mostly because of all the conflicting alleged facts and theories about just about every topic that I studied, from just about every place I looked. I found that it's not so much the conflicting theories and viewpoints that make history such a struggle, but it's more at the things that historians don't talk about at all which causes all the conflict for me. My case in point; I read a book by John Daniel (a three volume series) entitled: "Scarlet and the Beast". In this book is enormous discussion on points in history and facts about the people involved that I have heard no historian ever talk about. The facts within his series can all be verified. The work is stunning. I traveled to meet John Daniel a few years ago and discussed his work in great detail with him, his bodyguard only a few feet away at all times during our meetings. Some people don't like what Mr. Daniel has to say and would like to see him shut up forever. History must be rewritten if all the facts and the truth about it is ever to be known.
  4. "La Raza" (The Race). What gave you one of the first clues? Lol.
  5. i do not find their mixed ethnicity relevant -- they do.
  6. Sure, I could tell you lots about it. But I am not the least bit interested in trying to satisfy your curiosity. You can do that all by yourself. You seem to have your mind all made up anyway. Enjoy. If you have any sincere and specific questions however and if I find them interesting enough, I might be inclined to answer them.
  7. I wasn't in a conversation. You can go on all you like. Enjoy.
  8. Why do you need me to tell you answers? Can't you think for yourself? The Target Focus Training video is a good context for one of the questions I am asking. And now that we're on the subject of Target Focus Training, how 'bout it? Would this be a good way to learn to apply the tool of violence in everyday life? Or do you have something better, more effective, more efficient, etc.? ******** OK, have it your way. You want "context"; tell me then, what would you, personally, do in this particular situation, i.e., context? You are just skateboarding along the sidewalk, or walking or running or carrying your groceries home or going to see your girlfriend or whatever -- and a guy just comes out of the blue, for whatever "reason", i.e., he don't like the way you look or because you're ugly or because he wants to rob you or because he's pissed that his mommy didn't get her welfare check this month and has to go out hookin' again -- he sticks a gun in your face and starts messin' with you. What would you do here? And also, is this anti-social violence or asocial violence?
  9. Excellent. Tim Larkin does have an excellent discussion on those very topics. And I am speaking on the asocial. As I said, the anti-social is to be avoided at all costs. What are the best methods to apply in antisocial violence?
  10. It differs in that a defensive mindset is not discussed (other than to refrain from entering it) and that the offensive mindset is the key to success in violence, as opposed to blocking and defensive techniques or methods. If one goes on the defensive in violence, he is more likely to be hurt or killed. When one takes the offensive, i.e., the initiative in violence he is more likely to survive the violence. I do not raise the question of the necessity of every human being on the planet to specialize in combat science. To my mind, that question is already answered. My question is, what is the best, i.e., the most efficient, most productive, most effective way to acquire and apply the tool of violence for use in everyday life? I am not talking about anti-social and asocial persons, rather I am talking about anti-social and asocial violence. These are the two types of violence we are discussing. It makes no difference what kind of person is attacking, what matters is that he is attacking and that I need to do something about it or I am going to die. Again, what is the best, i.e., the most efficient, most productive, most effective way to acquire and apply the tool of violence for my use in everyday life?
  11. Keep reading. There is plenty of "context" for you to choose from in many of the posts above. If you can't find any, make some up. If you need more help than this, just give me a call and I will do what I can -- and if I'm not there to help you get started in five minutes -- start without me. Enjoy.
  12. I should have said, 'blocking and defensive skills are not advocated or practiced.'
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