BP Oil Spill in Perspective

ktadmin Posted in News, OffTopic, Politics,Tags: , ,

This needs to be seen by as many people as possible so I have decided to repost it here. I always tell my students everything is about perspective. It is important to find your own perspective, this video puts a slightly different perspective forward than what the mainstream media presents to you daily.

Oil Spill Timeline from RightChange on Vimeo where there are some creative videos.

Hat Tip to Boston Legal’s Ass [Mature Content]

Why can we never be wrong?

ktadmin Posted in Law Enforcement, News, Politics

As most of you know I am huge critic of law enforcement because of my behind the scenes knowledge.  While there are ample cases of abuse of power or lack of training on the part of the Police.  The following story on CNN has none of these attributes: The ‘unfathomable’ arrest of a black scholar. The following are just a few of my comments regarding the journalistic neglegence that in my opinion was employed in the writing of this “news” article.

“When I’m opening the door of my own house, someone will ask me where the man of the house is, implying that I’m staff,” said Kodjoe, best known for starring in Showtime’s “Soul Food.” When the UPS man or woman comes to my home they ask me the same question…I wonder if they think I am an African American?!  It is also interesting to me that the AM community cling to and promote terms like “Soul Food” while they scream racial profiling to anyone who notices they are African Americans or acting in an inappropriate way.  Remember the Police are supposed to investigate suspicious activity.  Perhaps to avoid this problem in the future Mr Gates could post a prominent sign stating that an ‘African American lives here’ then if the Police see an African American climbing in a window or breaking down the door they can just assume it is the owner.

My other favorite quote was:  “She said there’s a reason why you don’t hear about prominent white people arrested in their homes: “because it doesn’t happen.”” Really?  Or is it because hearing of a White person getting arrested for disorderly conduct isn’t news any more than it should be when an African American gets arrested for disorderly conduct.

But the most inflammatory statement in the article that really nails the white conspiracy theory to the wall is this quote: “a police officer responded to a call about a potential break-in at his home that was phoned in by a white woman.”.  They needed to state this to demonstrate that all white people think all blacks, (sorry) African Americans are criminals and of course all white women are frightened by African American men!

The article devolves from there with much anguish to the point of tears at the arrest of a member of society so upstanding he obviously thinks he stands above the rest of us.

That leads me to the title of this peice.  Why can we never be wrong?  We can never improve ourselves if we always feel we are in the right.  Perhaps Mr. Gates should add that to his pending Documentary.

Martial Law??

ktadmin Posted in News, Politics, Self-Defense, Video

Are we headed for Martial Law in America?
Are forces being set in motion to defeat the American people from within it’s own borders?
Will ‘We the People’ have time to respond if these things happen?

I despise fear mongering so don’t take the above questions out of context. I do like to look at the facts and draw conclusions from those facts. Here I will just present the facts and leave it to you to post your conclusions as comments…

On September 30 it was announced in the Army Times that Brigade homeland tours will start Oct. 1. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys. Now they are training for the same mission at home. Beginning October 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or man made emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks. This new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities. After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one.

Also from the article and I quote: “The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.

The package is for use only in war-zone operations, not for any domestic purpose.”…well I feel better.
Source: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

And during the infamous bailout debate we heard about Martial Law on the floor of the Congress:

How secure is our Freedom and how willing is OUR government to take it away??

Always Remember

ktadmin Posted in Articles of Interest, News

Sorry This is late, but we must never forget.

Political Personal Responsibility

ktadmin Posted in A Zen Thing, Articles of Interest, News, OffTopic

For the first time in my adult life I publicly endorsed a candidate, Fred Thompson. Well it is now old news that he withdrew his bid for President. From my perspective this was a sad day for Conservative, Federalists who want to preserve our country and stop the march to Socialism and Communism. That one sentence probably alienated 90% of my visitors but so be it. The point is that in the process of reflecting on why my candidate falter, I had an epiphany. Regardless of the candidate we elect to any given office, WE are responsible.  Personal ResponsibilityI say this because myself and others who support(ed) Fred Thompson felt hope was lost when he stepped down. Our choices are standard politicians (on both sides) that stand on long records of lying and pandering to every special interest group. The very people our fore fathers fought to overcome have taken over the system they created!

What does this have to do with personal responsibility? In thinking this over it hit me that we do not need Fred Thompson, we need, ‘We the People‘. Regardless of who is elected locally or Federally we the people have the power to make sure they do their jobs and follow the law. The problem is it is hard, very hard. But if I am going to be part of the solution then I need to take some responsibility. So do you! The responsibility to be willing to spill some tea into the harbor. The responsibility to make sure our laws are followed by all government officials. The responsibility to argue and be involved. These are Conservative ideals. No longer can I remain silent, nor can you, Conservative or Not. To be dramatic, these may very well be the final days of this Republic and I’d hate to think I could have stopped the end if only I had acted. This is a call to action for all Americans who are interested in saving this country from politicians, foreign interests, lawyers and worse. I call you to rally not behind me but behind the American Flag, the Constitution and the ideals of our founding fathers.

Good Luck.

Martial Minds

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, News, Site_News

Now you can Add feeds from both this blog (Martial Thoughts) and our forum (Martial Discussions) to your iGoogle page for easy viewing! That’s right KarateTraining.org has just completed developing the first Version of our iGoogle Gadget for your use!!

Customize your Google search page today and stay current on all the latest News and Discussions!

Body Part Regeneration

ktadmin Posted in Articles of Interest, News, Recipes and Health Facts, Video

This is amazing and well worth sharing here so more people will know this type of technology is available. If this can help you or anyone you know please pass it on and by all means let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

These doctors are the real heroes of our generation. I wish they would get as much press as some of our dysfunctional athletes.

Here is a 3 part talk on regenerative medicine by expert Alan Russell…

Pride Lasts a Lifetime

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Events & Holidays, News, Video

I am working on the Easter Holiday Appeal for the Pride Lasts Foundation and in doing so I am reflecting on the needs of some of the kids we are trying to support. These are not kids that are starving or typically even homeless so the question begins to form why should we be interested in these kids? It is a good question. I came across this very poignant video, featured below, that really puts things in perspective on who needs immediate help. But there is a but that answers my original question, why these kids? The answer is actually pretty simple: contagious. We should help these kids because Pride is contagious and the more these kids believe in themselves the more they will do with their lives and the more they will develop the propensity to help others.

We are looking to make a small splash that will have a ripple effect on society. It is our belief that while helping these kids we are potentially having a bigger impact. That is not to say that this is a more Nobel cause or that we should forget the plight of the truly destitute, we should not. Help us increase the the potential of these children who are already struggling to make a better life for themselves. Helping those who demonstrate a desire to improve themselves IS a Nobel endeavor, for they improve us and our society and perhaps more important they serve as proof to their peers that they can succeed. We do it because their future is worth it.

If we do not support these children then the facts in the video I mentioned before will always remain just that, the facts.

Perhaps this is the beginnings of a strange appeal letter!

Camp America – Martial Arts Instructor

ktadmin Posted in Entertainment, For Kids, Fun Stuff, News

Camp AmericaSalary: See detail
Company: Camp America
Location: USA

We are looking for people with Martial arts teaching experience to work in US children’s summer camps. Positions are varied to suit candidates’ level of skill and certification.

US summer camps are residential, set in beautiful country settings generally by a lakeside. This is a great opportunity to work in an international setting with staff from all over the world. Application is via the Camp America program. Camp America provides placement matching with a camp, sponsorship for J1 cultural exchange visa, free flight from London and all support prior and during the placement.

You must be able to depart for the US in May / June and be available to work for 9 weeks at camp. Further time is allowed for independent travel (often with friends made at camp) according to your own preferences. Participants will be required to purchase medical insurance, and pay for CRB, medical and US visa charges and air & security taxes. Small good faith deposit is payable to Camp America. Total pocket money for the 9 weeks will be $700 to $1200 (depending on age and experience) for Specialists who are certified. Interviews are available throughout the UK and Worldwide. Application Deadline April 2008.

Many other positions available for sports and activity experienced applicants, or those wanting to work with special needs or inner city children, or who wish to work in a faith environment. We can also place staff that are not experienced but have the enthusiasm and are prepared to work hard to ensure children enjoy their camp experience. Lots of camps, lots of placement opportunities – Camp America is famous for arranging summer camp placements in the USA since 1969.

For more information contact Camp America on: enquiries@campamerica.co.uk alternatively Tel 020 7581 7171 or visit www.campamerica.co.uk. And, Don’t forget to tell your campers about KarateTraining.org!

Worldwide Dojo and Services Directory

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