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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another example of the difference between them and us.

The Japanese have LONG since had the market cornered on weirdness. We know that.

But think of how very wrong this little stunt could go, here. Or this one.

This is a sad commentary on the state of the land that was formerly the birthplace of Bushido.

The next time someone attempts to point out our nation's faults by comparing our assault rates with those of that now-defanged lapdog, consider if you really want to have your country neutered, to compare with other, already-sissified countries.

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At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:49:00 AM, Blogger Strings said...

Ummm... ever heard of Scare Tactics? We ARE getting to the same point!

Although I have to admit: the "100 Men" pranks were kinda funny...

At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:59:00 PM, Blogger JPG said...

Re: the "Terrifying Sniper Prank on Japanese TV" - -

Did anyone else cringe in sympathetic humiliation for the poor victim, so seized by abject, bladder-voiding terror that he couldn't even make the weakest attempt toward self defrense? But wait - - the concept of valor in the face of aggression seems so bred out of his ilk that there was not the slightest hazard to the perpetrators.

I like to think that most of the adults I call my friends would have found SOMETHING to do with those umbrellas in the corner, or even a ballpoint pen. I'm certain that a letter opener or a simple Swiss Army knife would be beyond hope.

At Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:39:00 PM, Blogger Mikael said...

Yeah and 99% of the lower crime rates in Japan vs USA are cultural, nothing to do with the lack of guns. Although I must admit, their criminals have a tougher time of it obtaining them than pretty much any other place in the world. On the other hand, they hardly need them, because despite the excellent martial arts training available there, the people by large abhor violence, and aren't interested in learning. Perhaps paradoxically, they are one of the few countries in the world to allow some of the things taught in those martial arts, things that are forbidden to teach in many countries. For example many countries forbid teaching martial arts techniques that use throwing weapons(mine does).

I have in person, had a japanese grandmaster of one of the few preserved old styles of martial arts(clocking in at just under 500 years since it took the name after merging two styles older still) tell me that it is hard to get students that will pass it on in japan, he's had to pass on the secret teachings to westerners so they don't die with him, and many still will. That's how my sensei became the third non-japanese to ever be allowed to teach it, and will be one of three grandmasters of it when it splits on the current grandmaster's death.


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