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Comment Archives: stories: Feature: Back To School

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

It's Lucy's town and country and if anybody is going to be doing any ethnic cleansing, it's her.

Posted by Hydra 667 on 09/24/2014 at 8:03 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

The so-called, "Palestinians" are actually in fact national citizens of Trans Jordan, and they need to go home. The supposed homes that get bull dozed are scrap lumber shacks that don't meet code for either safety or sanitation. These Jihadis fire missiles into Israel. It's a bit more hazardous than like how your neighbors shoot fireworks that land in your yard on the Fourth of July.

Portland State University is a Sanctuary for illegal aliens, who are given jobs and free employee tuition, while US citizens who are students of PSU get banned from campus for being poor, unemployed, homeless, and sleeping in open stairwells.

Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/24/2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

Karmel - Feel free to explain WTF you're talking about.

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Posted by lucydog3 on 09/23/2014 at 1:21 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

lucydog3 typed that sentence from a computer in Oregon, home of so much ethnic cleansing. Fuckinnnnnnnnnnng hypocrites.

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Posted by Ian Karmel on 09/23/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

Dead Neckup: Apparently, you don’t know what ethnic cleansing is. Let me show you:

Jewish Israeli cowards with uniforms and weapons go into a town/neighborhood where Palestinians live. They tell the Palestinians to get the fuck out because they're not living there anymore. If the Palestinians resist, they shoot or arrest them. Bulldozers come in and destroy the Palestinian homes. Then new homes are built and Jews come in and live there. And Palestinians are not allowed to live there anymore. Thus, the town/neighborhood is “cleansed” of non-Jews. This is ethnic cleansing, and this basically defines what Israel is and has been since it started in the 40s. This goes on constantly in the West Bank and in Jerusalem.

So “Jewish Israelis even elect Arabs. . . “? WTF does that have to do with anything?

Like I said before, if you love Israel maybe you should think of moving there and getting the fuck out of my country.

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Posted by lucydog3 on 09/23/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... TWERK!

Hi,
I had to write to clear up a little misleading information. Twerking was first mentioned (and recognized as a dance move) in New Orleans by early 1990's bounce artists, DJ Jubilee and MC Cheeky Blakk. The origins of twerking have nothing to do with the Ying Yang Twinz. An easy Google search would bring that information to light with the writings of one of New Orleans most prominent music journalists and music historians, Alison Fensterstock. Please read about the above artists for a fun dive into the world of New Orleans music that stretches beyond the much adored other native New Orleans genre of jazz. Youtube is also a gret source to help you dive into your music research after reading some of the documentation by Miss Fensterstock and other New Orleans cultural ambassadors. Enjoy!
Sincerely,
Bonny MacDonald (half-Portlander/one-third New Orleanian...)

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Posted by Bonny Rose MacDonald on 09/22/2014 at 6:09 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

Some of those Bagua kicks might seem superfluous, but bear in mind that the style is designed to defeat nine enemies at one time.

Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/22/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

Professor Wally Jay made a most effective innovation to Jiu-Jitsu,
with his Small Circle Technique.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00lR1kpdFzw

Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/21/2014 at 11:21 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

The light contact is not just for balance, but to be able to feel the aggressor move so that the defender might be able to change tactics, even in mid application to some other technique, if necessary.

Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/21/2014 at 11:09 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

A few of the 72 kicks of Bagua.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNlnalEkihs

Notice that they are counter moves, and that the defender first controls the aggressors arms with soft blocks and remains lightly connected with him for balance as he kicks.

You might not find these in Gracie style.

Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/21/2014 at 10:58 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

There is a fight scene in the movie Twisted (2004)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hy6h5tjAlg
where while watching I kept saying as if she could here me, "just break his leg." Finally, after a pregnant pause, that's how she ends the scene. The kick was conspicuous to me, by it's absence. She could have prevented all the hassle she had to go through, if she had only broken his leg in the first place, but then there wouldn't have been a fight scene.

Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/21/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

A step is a kick and a kick is a step. A kick or strike to the groin can be deadly and while not the best primary target as most men have natural defenses against that, a groin attack works well with a distraction like a feint to the eyes. What Graham suggests is actually the most effective counter after evasion by stepping to the side and side kicking. It takes very little force to beak the knee by kicking it the sideways direction which it does not bend. Such a break will never heal properly. It only takes about five pounds of pressure to dislocate a leg, by kicking up under the kneecap. That is extremely painful, and can be instantly reset with no damage. Gregory Fong is the most highly skilled martial artist in Portland. He's a difficult teacher, but his sarcasm is funnier than shit if you don't take it personally. I'm no expert in Gracie style. I merely notice that it's rather minimalistic in competition. If you want to discuss real classical jiu-Jitsu, talk to Dave, the owner of Hawthorne Cutlery. He's an ex cop from Miami.

Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/21/2014 at 8:10 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... WIN AT BINGO!

Smaller bingo parlors like sunset bingo in Beaverton pay out better!

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Posted by Nolyaw Wlech on 09/20/2014 at 11:44 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

Ethnic cleansing? Jewish Israelis even elect Arabs to the nation's legislature. It's the Jihadis who practice ethnic cleansing.

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Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/20/2014 at 12:42 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... PUT ON MAKEUP!

PICS OR IT NEVER HAPPENED

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Posted by Graham on 09/19/2014 at 11:02 AM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

Fuck ethnic cleansing and fuck Israel. All you blowhards for Israel can move there and get the fuck out of my country.

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Posted by lucydog3 on 09/18/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

Graham, kicking someone in their knee as hard as you can is not practical for self defense. If you are being attacked you do not have time to step back and step forward and plant and swing your leg that far. By the time you try that you are already owned. And there are so few nerve ending in the knee anyway it won't stop an attack.

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 09/18/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... FIGHT A MAN!

Actually true Gracie Jiu Jitsu is for Self-Defense, although a sport has evolved out of it we do over 30 standing self-defense techniques based on STRIKING/punching/kicking just during white belt alone. Rickson Gracie regularly competed in matches known as "Vale Tudo" which translates to "anything goes." Although true violence doesn't mirror a sporting contest, like killing bears, it can be a close testing ground that's safe and provides repetition. I was thrilled to be a part of this article and it was a ton of fun! If anyone has any questions on self-defense or any of the methods we provide at River City Warriors in Portland, I'd be happy to provide an opinion with 25 years of experience.

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Posted by JustMeJoe on 09/18/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

Whom did Israel capture today’s so-called “Palestinian” lands from if not the “Palestinians”?

Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem were captured in 1967 from Jordan.

There had been no movement to call these territories “Palestinian” before that or to proclaim them as a new state of Palestine, one that had never previously existed in the history of the world. That came later as part of Arafat’s asymmetrical warfare against the state of Israel.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/the-secret-to-f…

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Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/18/2014 at 12:04 PM

Re: “It's Fun to Learn How to... UNDERSTAND ISRAEL AND PALESTINE!

Way back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here’s what he said:

The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.

On the same day Arafat signed the Declaration of Principles on the White House lawn in 1993, he explained his actions on Jordan TV. Here’s what he said: “Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.”

Palestine has never existed as a nation. The region known as Palestine was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British after World War I. The British agreed to restore at least part of the land to the Jewish people as their ancestral homeland. It was never ruled by Arabs as a separate nation.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2002/07/14501/#oubPCbBm…

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Posted by Dread Uptown on 09/18/2014 at 11:59 AM

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