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#188741 - 09/30/05 03:21 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: JoelM]
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Edited by oldman (10/01/05 10:12 PM)

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#188742 - 09/30/05 03:49 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: JoelM]
Kintama Offline
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is it insults when someone tells the truth? I mean if I can prove he's ugly, will that contitute a violation of said forum rules?



It doesn't need to be proven if I'm a moron or not....I'll save you the trouble and admit that I am hopelessly moronic.


Edited by oldman (09/30/05 04:15 PM)

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#188743 - 09/30/05 04:10 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: glad2bhere]
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I think this whole thread is ugly...............FWIW.
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#188744 - 09/30/05 05:57 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Bringing this back all the way to the start. My piece of fortune cookie wisdom (please notice the big grin emoticon at the end of it g2bh), was in relation to the review that Joel asked those who followed the link to pay specific attention to.

The review read: 'This is a great book, with the knowledge I'm not afraid of anyone'

My quote was merely a yoda like way of saying that a guy with false confidence imbued unto him by the reading of a book is going to get a very rude awakening should he ever put his 'skills' to the test.

I see nothing odd, or revolutionary in this logic, and g2bh spectacularly mis-interperated my dim sum of sage wisdom involve trained martialartists and fear control.
My subsequent continuation of metaphor was to make a distinction between a trained person, who uses their fear as an aid to keep them safe, and a complete muppett with no self preservation instinct.

There, now the author has clarified his standpoint.

Glad, you really arent a nice person are you? you are like Frasier Crane except without the dry humour or a good quality script to dilute your delusions of superiority.

I like the forum as it is, i like the people here, I like the rules and the environment they maintain.What would you like to change exactly? We go round in circles on this all the time. Your criticisms are always vague and when asked to be constructive and post a thread that is more on your wavelength, you decline. Stop heckling from the cheap seats and get on the stage. Failing that go down the bar with your kwan and leave us plebs to our unworthy mutterings.

FWIW

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#188745 - 09/30/05 09:03 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: Cord]
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".....I like the forum as it is, i like the people here, I like the rules and the environment they maintain.What would you like to change exactly? We go round in circles on this all the time. Your criticisms are always vague and when asked to be constructive and post a thread that is more on your wavelength, you decline. Stop heckling from the cheap seats and get on the stage. Failing that go down the bar with your kwan and leave us plebs to our unworthy mutterings....."

Yes and therein lies the rub. None of this is about informing, or being right, or being smart or the rest of that.

In a nutshell its about people who have a particular way of looking at things and would rather not be bothered with anything at odds with how they see the world coming together. This would not be so bad but these are the same people who [censored] and moan about the shortcommings of the MA community. Excuse me, you dolts, but how, exactly, did you think things came to be the way they are, anyhow?

If you would bother to go back to the 50-s and 60-s you will find that the way things are now had their start there. But noone would challenge things because it was considered rude and disrespectful to do so. Pretty soon the way things were became the way things are.

I remember that BULLSHIDO had a banner about "moving martial arts in a new direction". They don't have it on their frontpage anymore because it was so obvious that there was no "new direction" just "new drivers" going in the same direction.

I keep getting asked for answers, corrections and information but thats not really what you are interested in. Your post put it just right.

You LIKE things the way they are. You WANT things the way they are. If I gave any information, answered questions or responded to your barbs they would be taken as just more straightlines to have fun with. This isn't about martial arts. Its about a bunch of kids with a toy. But do us all a favor and at least quit pretending that what you do has any of the best interests of the MA in mind. We both know its not true.

Regards.

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#188746 - 09/30/05 09:46 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: glad2bhere]
Kintama Offline
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I'll take the neutral ground and say, the best interest anyone can serve MA is to be true to their own Art.

At this point Bruce I'm realizing that sad personality types like yourself do not add to the Art I wish to practice. I'm finally casting my vote for you off of the forum.
You need help, and I'm simply not qualified to help you. Good Luck.

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#188747 - 09/30/05 10:53 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: Kintama]
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Oh, gee, Ed. You are casting a vote to put me off the forum. Gee, what were the chances of that, I wonder.

Is this like showing up on BULLSHIDO and stating that I was being sued?

Is this like baiting me on WARRIOR-SCHOLAR?

You did mention that you are a computer engineer. Did you happen to share with people what you do with your computer work--- I mean as far as the MA goes?

Come to think of it, you're kind of a well..... kind of a weasel that way aren't you? You turn-up, make allegations and unsupported insinuations and then kinda sit back and see what happens. Just enough to keep the fires stoked, right? Except in this case anyone here can go back and check the pattern of your posting and see how when things started to simmer down you found an opportunity to stoke thing up again.

Regards.

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#188748 - 09/30/05 11:15 PM Re: Is it just me? [Re: glad2bhere]
Kintama Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
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Loc: Massachusetts
I've never even been on WARRIOR-SCHOLAR.
and why do you keep replying to me?

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#188749 - 10/01/05 03:30 AM Re: Is it just me? [Re: glad2bhere]
Cord Offline
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g2bh, It would be nice if, just once, you replied directly to questions put to you, as opposed to using others posts as springboards from which to leap into rants that go off on tangents.Avoidance is the best defence no?

Your keen progressive mind always becomes remarkably vague when asked to defend a specific point.
You complain about people bemoaning the state of the arts today without doing anything about it, yet on this forum I find the overiding outlook is one of enthusiasm and love of the arts. In fact the only person to consistently jump on their soapbox about their frustration with MA in general is you. Again, a projection of your own agenda onto others.

When did MA start to make you so miserable? It is a shame that something you once loved has made you so bitter that you feel you have to vent your frustration at a group of people minding their own buisness. A bit like a vagrant,drunk on meths hassling a group of people queing to get into the cinema. They look at their feet, nervous, embarassed, ignoring him, but still he stays shouting and shaking his fists,but they will never understand his anger.

You ask how best to serve the arts. Number one is to show a little humility and courtesy to fellow martial artists no matter what their rank. Your jibes at joel and your referring to us in general as 'kids with a new toy' are tantamount to saying 'I have more stripes on my belt so I know best'. Skill and experience are only of value if used positively. Besides, their is always someone with more of both.

Your attitude and demeanor are such that do the arts no service at all, and if becoming a senior member of the MA community ensured I would adopt an outlook such as yours, I would ensure I remained a novice for my entire life.

incidentaly, people who tend to say FWIW a lot, generaly already know that the answer is 'not much'

Cord
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#188750 - 10/01/05 04:39 AM Re: Is it just me? [Re: Cord]
paradoxbox Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
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CORD!!!!! I resent that remark toward Mr. Bruce.

I am another individual who consistently complains about MA in general, on a regular basis.


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