Archive for July, 2009

On Vacation

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

No blogging from me for the rest of the month as I am on vacation.

Thoughts on UFC 100

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

This Saturday is UFC 100, Frank Mir versus Brock Lesnar. Mir won the first time these two met by submitting Lesnar 1:30 into the first round. I’m betting that Lesnar has improved since then. So who will win?

For Mir to win he has to get Lesnar emotional. Some may think that getting someone built like Lesnar emotional is suicidal, but if Lesnar gives into emotions then his head is outt of the game. If this happens Mir has a good chance of submitting Lesnar.

For Lesnar to win he needs to keep it a stand up fight. I’ve heard how improve Lesnar’s Jiu-Jitsu skills are, but it doesn’t matter. If Lesnar wants to fight a Jiu-Jitsu ground game then he is fighting the fight  Mir wants to fight. Make your opponent fight your game, don’t fight his game.

Who do I think will win? Tough call, I think Mir will squeeze a win out. I also cheering for Mir.

Good-Bye CompuServe

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

All good things must come to an end, and so it does for CompuServe. CompuServe is where I cut my teeth in the online world. I even worked as a Sysop and later a Wizop in moderating some of their tech forums. If looking for technical information, or wanted a good discussion, CompuServe is where you would find it.

My CompuServe ID was 71702.1330. Haven’t used it in ages. R.I.P CompuServe.

What Government Ran Health Can Mean For Us

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Mark Steyn posted an article about how great government run health care is working in other countries.

In a government system, the decisions are the bureaucrats’, and that’s that. My father is currently ill, and the health “system” is doing its best to ensure it’s fatal. When an ambulance has to be called, they take him to a different hospital according to the determinations of the bed-availability bureaucrats and which facility hasn’t had to be quarantined for an infection outbreak. At the first hospital, he picked up C Difficile. At the second, MRSA. At the third, like the lady above, he got septicaemia. He’s lying there now, enjoying the socialized health care jackpot — C Diff, MRSA, septicaemia. None of these ailments are what he went in to be treated for. They were given to him by the medical system.

Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling doesn’t it? Don’t worry, just part of the treatment…

George Will and John Stossel offer their commentaries on what government ran health care means for us.

Sign that we are going to hell in a handbasket

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Prisoners on run cannot be named ‘due to privacy rights’

So to hell with public safety, we are concerned about the privacy rights of convicted criminals over the safety of the public? Sorry, convicted criminals give up many of their rights as part of their punishment. Part of their punishment should be making the public aware lof what these people have done.

I’m Going To Camp!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

S.P.E.A.R. System and PDR Summer Training Camp that is. I’m looking forward for the chance to working with Tony Blauer and his team. Personal defense / self-defense is one of the areas of martial arts where I really want to improve myself.

Little more on what will be covered:

The 2009 edition of the Camp will focus on the following themes:
•    Coach Glassman On CrossFit, Survival And Functional Fitness
•    Intro & Review of S.P.E.A.R. System Essentials For Personal Defense
•    The 3 Cs of An Armed Confrontation (Clear, Control & Counter)
•    Fundamentals Of Weapon Disarms
•    S.P.E.A.R. vs. Haymaker/Tackle Combo
•    Heavy Bag Conditioning Drills For Street Defense
•    HIGH GEAR Clinic
•    HIGH GEAR Demo