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#96638 - 03/06/04 11:08 AM Article by Matt Thornton
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http://www.realfighting.com/0503/mthorntonframe.html
This is an interesting article on Self Defence by Matt Thornton. (The site it is taken from has some other good articles too.

Comments?
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#96639 - 03/06/04 02:46 PM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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Good article, in Canada it seems we are more carefull than paranoid. Awareness is great, but one can walk around carrying a lot of fear, which leads to paranoid ways.

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#96640 - 03/06/04 05:28 PM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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Um, in Canada, don't you have like, half the population of L.A.? Also, isn't it on average kind of chilly? Why do I ask? Because high population density (14.6 people per km USA, vs 3.1 people per km, Canada) is a huge contributor to crime. Also, violent crime rises dramatically as the temperature rises. So, if I put all the canadians in a city the size of Albany, and turned the heat up to 115 degrees, I think you would learn that paranoia ain't always bad. I had a friend (young, liberal, idealistic) who joined the peace corps and shipped to Rwanda.... just as the hutu vs tutsi thing hit the fan. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/eek.gif[/IMG] When she came back, we saw a little more eye to eye on human nature.
Oh yeah, nice article.

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#96641 - 03/07/04 07:01 AM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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Hey you are exactly right about your facts. Here we fight bordum, and the cold. We have less cultural clashes ect... It is a great place to live. I agree totaly with what you said, and that is why we are carfull, not paranoid. I carry a folder everywhere,shot gun is close by, but not in the car. Bears are a bigger problem than Drive By shootings.
If you could would you move?

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#96642 - 03/07/04 12:16 PM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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Heck no! I hate the cold, and I don't mind random jerks. Besides, how would I earn a living? Teaching people to say "O"?
But you have some GREAT strip clubs!

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#96643 - 03/07/04 06:09 PM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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You forgot that are beer is better !!!

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#96644 - 03/07/04 09:46 PM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by kobun:
You forgot that are beer is better !!![/QUOTE]

That's why we import it,so we don't have to go up there and freeze. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#96645 - 03/07/04 11:21 PM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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Better beer from canada? I think you are mistaken. And I HAVE done my share of field testing.

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#96646 - 03/08/04 04:41 AM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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Mooshead or Blue , "Blech" is terrible, Miller Genuine Draft is a good American beer, Bud is too weak, I have never had a "boutique" US beer, my god this is starting to sound like http://www.monderndrunkardmagazine.com/bbs

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#96647 - 03/08/04 10:21 AM Re: Article by Matt Thornton
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Back to a (somewhat) martial related topic, I think we can agree that heat and population density are "catalysts" for violent crime rather than direct causes. Obviously cheap nasty beer is another such catalyst. I would include the presence of young insecure males as one. Let's see, drug use/sales, poverty, hanging out with loose women (whee!), high stress/anxiety levels, racial tension... this could be quite a list. I would bet that "success" in life is mainly an ability to avoid these catalysts rather than the direct causes of conflict. Most fights seem to be over relatively minor issues (you cut me off! did not! did too!) but the presence of multiple violence catalysts escalate a situation out of all proportion to it's importance. Gasoline on a match.
BTW the best beer I've had is LEft Hand BlackJack Porter, a micro brew from Colorado. If you c-AY-n-AY-d-AY-ians can beat that, I'll give you the points. (but we have nude beaches).

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