Archive for January, 2011

Jack LaLanne – RIP

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Jack LaLanne passed away the other day at the age of 96. I won’t summarize as it has been done multiple time the last couple of days, but over at they have a nice blog entry.  LaLanne did much for the world of fitness and his message boils done to this:

  • Eat good food, stop putting garbage into your body.
  • Exercise (Jack did strength training and some type of cardio, good combination)
  • Get plenty of sleep

I’ve said these are the keys to fitness too, glad to know I was on the right track

Go Seahawks!

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

The Seattle Seahawks,  the only NFL team to make the playoffs, won their opening playoff game against the defending champions the New Orleans Saints. Today they travel to Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears. It will be a tough game but the Seahawks won their earlier this year and can do so again. If they do win they will host the Green Bay Packers at home for the NFC championship.

Go Seahawks!

Women in Combat

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

This topic comes up from time to time in the US, and it is making the rounds again: Should women be allowed to serve in combat positions? Good question and here are my thoughts.

If no changes are made to the physical requirements to serve in a combat position, then I don’t have any issues. If a decision is made to lower the standards for women, or for everyone so that more women can pass the standards, then I have huge issues. On the battle field it won’t matter if it is a man or women but only that you can do the job. This may require hauling a heavy load over a long distance on foot. If a recruit can’t handle things like this then I don’t want them in a combat position where they could place their comrades at risk.

One thing the American public will need to prepare itself for if women are allowed to serve in combat positions is the pictures that could come out. Seeing dead women on the battlefield, possible sexual abuse of women POW’s. If you want women to serve in combat roles be prepared for things like this.

On The Seahawks Being 7-9

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Some people have been complaining that the Seattle Seahawks, winners of the NFC West with a 7-9 (i.e. losing) record should not be hosting playoffs game. My thoughts? The Seahawks won their division and one of the perks of winning is you’ll get to host at least one home game. Get in by a wild card and you’ll most likely be playing all of your games on the road, the exception being if the wild cards teams end up meeting for the conference title.

In the past teams with worse records have hosted games against teams with a  better record. The main complaint now is one of the teams hosting has a losing record. People may not like it but I see no need for a rule change. They won their division and to the victors go the spoils.