Thursday, October 11, 2012
I can’t do what you do You don’t do what I do It wouldn’t help me if you did When you listen to my suggestion It only makes you question I try to see what is hid If I focus my attention And support what I mention You can see it too I follow what you teach I never try to preach Can not say who But it is being done We’ll see who won When it’s all over Has it begun Make it priority one
Monday, May 28, 2012
When I was younger I remember listening to the adults talk about how many medications they were on and for what maladies they were being treated. It was like the person who had the most problems was the winner of some kind of contest. At the time it made me want to take pills and such so I could get some recognition and it made think that the answer to all problems could be found in pill form. After many years and studying the concept I finally rejected it. I proudly take no pills for any malady today. When I go for a physical which was work required I get to say I'm on no medication and have no allergies except to bullshit medical claims. I'm sure I've mentioned the fact that all the commercials for drugs on TV have disclaimers telling the possible side effects of their drugs. The fact is that the side effects are the effects of the drugs and you have to be a gambling fool to think that it won't happen to you if you take those poisons. Drink alcohol, smoke whatever you want and go about your business and you'll likely be better off than if you get medicated by your doctor. It's business for them, repeat business that is; take this for that for a while and come back to see me for an evaluation in some time frame and we can adjust or modify your dosage and charge you for the visit. Take care of yourself, learn something and don't trust anything to so called experts that you don't research. Look up iatrogenic, it's not even in my Webster's New World dictionary but iatrics is and that is not supported by my computer dictionary. Basically it is death caused by treatment of maladies. You are more likely to die from certain treatments than from the malady and that's why you have to do your own research and not rely on those who make money or rather their livelihood from treating you with the best drugs money can buy which buys the prescribers of drugs to give them to you. Disclaimer: I am no doctor and don't give medical advice. Ask your physician if you have any questions about the above opinions. Do you understand?
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I just learned of the slaughter of the white buffalo calf Lightning Medicine Cloud. Why would such a thing be done? It may be the same people who stole the skulls of Geronimo and Pancho Villa. It was beyond despicable and one can only hope the full wrath of God will fall upon the perpetrators and any of their supporters who ever the are. I conjecture it was some black magic ritual by malevolent agents of some order. I have no other reason than gut feeling to make me say such. I am deeply saddened by this and hope that justice will prevail. http://www.kctv5.com/story/18150446/rare-white-buffalo-calf-killed-in-north-texas
Friday, April 13, 2012
Since I started writing about anything I've gotten nary a comment about anything other than from two people upon whose blogs I've commented but once or twice. They did it as a courtesy and I appreciate it much. I have no readership and that is totally understandable; who the hell am I? I never expected a readership. I just thought I'd play around and practice writing something in case I found something to pass on in the future. I have the idea that everything that is important has been said by someone else because if I have an original thought it is usually triggered by what someone else has said or done. I'm not complaining but any view I have received is because of the gun club in the title of the blog. There is no gun information here yet and there is no club it's just me. I just liked the title and Native American motif because my great grandmother was half Cherokee. Of course they didn't have the buffalo as an icon but I still wanted to use it because my grandfather called us kids a bunch of wild Comanches because he couldn't distinguish the difference I guess and I happen to be a certified firearms instructor for now. That will end next year as my certification runs out but it won't mean I can't help someone learn. I have had several certifications for instructing that are now inactive but that doesn't mean I can't help someone learn or does it? Who does look at what I write? How do they get here? I don't have any promoters so it must just be the title of the blog. I don't know how to see where the viewers come from yet but I guess I need to find out. I've only had a few but I'd like to know the demographics. If you read this please comment and tell me how you got here. Was it just the title or something else. Thanks in advance for any comment.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
You hear talk of old school and new school in many topics or disciplines. Are they mutually exclusive? Something new either comes from something old or is suigeneris, maybe not the most appropriate word but I like it.The important thing is to get the most result from the least effort, the more effort the more result. Sometimes the more effort you put into something the worse the result turns out; so how do you discern the best course of action; I ask myself. You go to school, not brick and mortar school but schools of thought about the action you want to take or the result you. want. Fast or slow, hard or soft, straight or circular, how do you generate the best result? One thing to do is get a coach, or experiment and record the results maybe even combine the two. I borrowed the next lines in quotes to illustrate the point. "In its original meaning, kung fu can refer to any skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial. The Chinese literal equivalent of "Chinese martial art" would be 中國武術 zhōngguó wǔshù. In Chinese, Gōngfu (功夫) is a compound of two words, combining 功 (gōng) meaning "work", "achievement", or "merit", and 夫 (fū) which translates into "man", so that a literal rendering would be "achievement of man". Its connotation is that of an accomplishment arrived at by great effort of time and energy. In Mandarin, when two "first tone" words such as gōng and fū are combined, the second word often takes a neutral tone, in this case forming gōngfu. Originally, to practice kung fu did not just mean to practice Chinese martial arts. Instead, it referred to the process of one's training - the strengthening of the body and the mind, the learning and the perfection of one's skills - rather than to what was being trained. It refers to excellence achieved through long practice in any endeavor.  This meaning can be traced to classical writings and specially to Neo-Confucianism which emphasize the importance of effort in education.  In the colloquial, you can say that a person's kung fu is good in cooking, or that someone has kung fu in calligraphy; saying that a person possesses kung fu in an area implies skill in that area, which they have worked hard to develop. Someone with "bad kung fu" simply has not put enough time and effort into training, or seems to lack the motivation to do so." The result then is one's kung fu; good or bad, happy or sad, effort and practice are predicated on one's understanding of what one wishes to accomplish. How did we get here and where are we going? I again ask myself and think you do to. My play on words in the title of this post and the many times the word root combine is used in the text, the old and new, the effort and practice are all related. Pay attention to words that are taken for granted or misused in everyday parlance; is it misuse or misinformation that is intended. Is it manipulation? To view some real word kung fu do a search for a man named Dennis Fetcho and you will see where I would take you if I could.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The date is 2/1/12. 2112 is worth mentioning in 2012 because few if any alive today will see it if things continue as they are now and life spans don't increase. Anyone born today who lives until 2112 has my respect and admiration as of 12 minutes into the day. Live long and prosper everyone.