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#1 Aladeen

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

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I found this article a little strange... that the Saudi's are thinking about stopping public beheadings... but only because they have a shortage of swordsmen? I guess any reason to stop beheading people is a good thing, just an odd reason to do it... are there beheading schools one needs to attend?
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

http://www.academieduello.com

Hastings and Richards

Not sure a School for LARPing is going to prepare one for beheading a human being.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

Find it odd, how we still have beheadings in the world.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Find it odd, how we still have beheadings in the world.


Basically look into the most bizarre and disgusting, inhumane, and torturous was humans have been killed and tortured throughout history and in some corner of the planet today there will be some form of it.

Not odd at all unfortunately, just the way it is.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:39 AM

Not sure a School for LARPing is going to prepare one for beheading a human being.


It's not.

That's your cultural bias.

It's a martial arts school like any else.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Find it odd, how we still have beheadings in the world.


Really?

They're not going anywhere anytime soon.

If anything, they'll probably make a comeback sometime.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Basically look into the most bizarre and disgusting, inhumane, and torturous was humans have been killed and tortured throughout history and in some corner of the planet today there will be some form of it.

Not odd at all unfortunately, just the way it is.


Pretty sure nobody's been crucified, drawn and quartered, or burned at stake in a while. Stoning or hanging, on the other hand... I'd certainly prefer to be beheaded myself.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

Pretty sure nobody's been crucified, drawn and quartered, or burned at stake in a while. Stoning or hanging, on the other hand... I'd certainly prefer to be beheaded myself.


I would be surprised if all of those things haven't been done in some fashion in the last week.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:51 AM

2013 and beheading is still an option. I don't even..
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

And the Saudis are one of the "good guys" as far as the West is concerned?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

Pretty sure nobody's been crucified, drawn and quartered, or burned at stake in a while. Stoning or hanging, on the other hand... I'd certainly prefer to be beheaded myself.

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Not sure it fits your descriptions perfectly but pretty close to be burned at the stake and this happened just last

It's not.

That's your cultural bias.

It's a martial arts school like any else.

Actually its not

Martial Arts: noun
any of the traditional forms of Oriental self-defense or combat that utilize physical skill and coordination without weapons, as karate, aikido, judo, or kung fu, often practiced as sport.

Nerds unite! Larping = Kung Fu Master :picard:
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

http://www.huffingto..._n_2638431.html

Not sure it fits your descriptions perfectly but pretty close to be burned at the stake and this happened just last

Actually its not

Martial Arts: noun
any of the traditional forms of Oriental self-defense or combat that utilize physical skill and coordination without weapons, as karate, aikido, judo, or kung fu, often practiced as sport.

Nerds unite! Larping = Kung Fu Master :picard:


All of those also incorporate weapons of some kind.

If you can't break down the meaning of martial art into it's root meaning without thinking it needs to be Oriental I don't know what to say. Europeans have a pretty good history of warfare and it was all codified.

Enjoy your own ignorance on the subject.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

All of those also incorporate weapons of some kind.

If you can't break down the meaning of martial art into it's root meaning without thinking it needs to be Oriental I don't know what to say. Europeans have a pretty good history of warfare and it was all codified.

Enjoy your own ignorance on the subject.

Ok Sifu theminister :rolleyes: Go have fun dressing up at the Fantasy Faire go Larp some people with your styrofoam sword but make sure not to forget your cardboard shield we wouldn't want you to get a scratch on your eye.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

Ok Sifu theminister :rolleyes: Go have fun dressing up at the Fantasy Faire go Larp some people with your styrofoam sword but make sure not to forget your cardboard shield we wouldn't want you to get a scratch on your eye.


Speaking as someone full of ignorance.

They use steel.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

I love how in just 3 posts a thread about beheading got turned into a debate about LARPing and martial arts. Only on CDC!!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Speaking as someone full of ignorance.

They use steel.

LOL :lol: there is so much funny irony in this post I don't even know where to begin... Thanks man you've made my day.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Ok Sifu theminister :rolleyes: Go have fun dressing up at the Fantasy Faire go Larp some people with your styrofoam sword but make sure not to forget your cardboard shield we wouldn't want you to get a scratch on your eye.

Not that I partake in it, but what's with your hatred towards something that allows people to enjoy themselves? Why does it concern you?
You're a nerd for picking on people for having their own type of fun.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

I love how in just 3 posts a thread about beheading got turned into a debate about LARPing and martial arts. Only on CDC!!


It's really hard not to respond to a post from someone who speaks of something they know nothing about, obviously.

Ah well, I'm going to let it go. CDC always likes to turn a chance for discussion into a chance for misplaced ridicule. It's one of our things.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Not that I partake in it, but what's with your hatred towards something that allows people to enjoy themselves? Why does it concern you?
You're a nerd for picking on people for having their own type of fun.

Wth, nice personal attack, why don't you read the whole thread before attacking me? He said that school was a martial arts school and that I was ignorant for calling it a Larping school I couldn't careless if he likes to LARP in his pastime. So learn to read or see the full picture before you comment like a douche.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

Wth, nice personal attack, why don't you read the whole thread before attacking me? He said that school was a martial arts school and that I was ignorant for calling it a Larping school I couldn't careless if he likes to LARP in his pastime. So learn to read or see the full picture before you comment like a douche.


Actually, it's you who was starting out by insulting me by calling me a LARPer. I am not. That's you acting a fool. Nor do I attend the school. I have taken a class there though and I have taken many Eastern martial arts classes over the years. It is what it is.

I assume you don't respect boxing, wrestling or archery as martial arts either, eh?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Wth, nice personal attack, why don't you read the whole thread before attacking me? He said that school was a martial arts school and that I was ignorant for calling it a Larping school I couldn't careless if he likes to LARP in his pastime. So learn to read or see the full picture before you comment like a douche.

You went on a 6 post tangent about how lame larping is.
You're delusional, and annoying.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

Actually, it's you who was starting out by insulting me by calling me a LARPer. I am not. That's you acting a fool. Nor do I attend the school. I have taken a class there though and I have taken many Eastern martial arts classes over the years. It is what it is.

I assume you don't respect boxing, wrestling or archery as martial arts either, eh?

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It's not.

That's your cultural bias.

It's a martial arts school like any else.


Actually it was you who insulted me first. You know nothing of my culture so don't post like you do.

Next I do respect boxing and wrestling and any other form of Martial art but that school is for larping pure and simple... if you prefer to call it stage fighting or whatever that is your perogative but don't call me ignorant because I call it like I see it.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

Actually it was you who insulted me first. You know nothing of my culture so don't post like you do.

Next I do respect boxing and wrestling and any other form of Martial art but that school is for larping pure and simple... if you prefer to call it stage fighting or whatever that is your perogative but don't call me ignorant because I call it like I see it.


The cultural bias is usually directed by people of European origin who misunderstand their own culture, and less so others. Where you hail from originally is irrelevant if you don't know anything about the subject.

Calling something as you see it without factual evidence is ignorance. That's what you are displaying on the subject. That's great you respect boxing and wrestling but they aren't Oriental specifically so they aren't martial arts, right?

Stage fighting is one class they offer. One. Of many.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Actually it was you who insulted me first. You know nothing of my culture so don't post like you do.

Next I do respect boxing and wrestling and any other form of Martial art but that school is for larping pure and simple... if you prefer to call it stage fighting or whatever that is your perogative but don't call me ignorant because I call it like I see it.

You should make a guide on derailing your own thread on CDC.
Step one, be an inherent douche bag who plays victim after insulting everything he can get his hands on.
Step two, repetition! You need to pound it in people's heads that you're this douche bag.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

The cultural bias is usually directed by people of European origin who misunderstand their own culture, and less so others. Where you hail from originally is irrelevant if you don't know anything about the subject.

Calling something as you see it without factual evidence is ignorance. That's what you are displaying on the subject. That's great you respect boxing and wrestling but they aren't Oriental specifically so they aren't martial arts, right?

Stage fighting is one class they offer. One. Of many.

Interesting isnt that exactly what you did to me and my culture of which you know nothing about?
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:37 PM

You should make a guide on derailing your own thread on CDC.
Step one, be an inherent douche bag who plays victim after insulting everything he can get his hands on.
Step two, repetition! You need to pound it in people's heads that you're this douche bag.

The second I care about your opinion on anything I will let you know.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:37 PM

Interesting isnt that exactly what you did to me and my culture of which you know nothing about?


I wasn't commenting on YOUR culture. I was commenting on your bias against European martial arts.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

I wasn't commenting on YOUR culture. I was commenting on your bias against European martial arts.

It's not.

That's your cultural bias.

It's a martial arts school like any else.


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