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zookey

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http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=25698648

YES!!!! This kid deserves a medal for so many reasons--that was awesome!

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Lazarus

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Yes it was.

The father sounds like a liberal, sadly... "Oooh, what if the robber had a gun!!!"

Well then I guess you should've left a few guns in the house for your kid so the odds would be a bit more even, eh?

Stupid gun-control propaganda...

zookey

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quote:
Originally posted by Lazarus:
Yes it was.

The father sounds like a liberal, sadly... "Oooh, what if the robber had a gun!!!"

Well then I guess you should've left a few guns in the house for your kid so the odds would be a bit more even, eh?

Stupid gun-control propaganda...


Well, that is general common sense kind of tho---like, if you are on 911 to someone reporting a crime they will usually try to get you to stay out of it because officially they don't want more victims---that is what he was getting at is he didn't want his son to get hurt he would have rather lost the PS3 and the kids run next door or something---but either way that kid rocks hehe!

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Lazarus

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The PS3...

How does the kid know what those guys want? What if they were going to drag off him and his sister? I know, it sounds like they were just a couple of petty thieves, but he couldn't know that at the time.

ArchAngel

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Using the logic from my twisted mind, I wouldn't want to be a victim of any crime, whether it be assault or theft.
The police won't be able to protect you. Supreme Court stated there job was to uphold the law, not to act as your personal bodyguard. Your protection is primarily your responsibility. So, props to that kid for making those robbers respect his authoritah.

I also don't see the point in making criminal's jobs easier and safer for them.
If they wanna take my stuff, I'm gonna make them work hard for it.
It's only fair, since I worked hard for it, too.

Also, Laz makes a good point. You can't trust them. People on the first 3 flights on 9/11 thought that keeping quiet and waiting for the authorities would be best. The planes hit buildings. The fourth plane died hard, straight up American, and saved many lives.
Knowing we have people like those who fought back makes me proud.

And yes, Zookey. I see common sense point. And yes, fighting back does present a real danger.

but, we can all agree that the kid used his ninja powers to defeat evil.

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zookey

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yeah---although there is a difference on a plane--in that scenario they were going down no matter what and they decided to make it as less-lethal as possible---the kids could have run next door to call the cops--in this case they would be upholding the law by busting the robbers---I still think the kid deserves props but I ain't going to slam the dad for saying that---a good parent would teach their kids to rely on the police in case the criminal had a gun so the dad was only concerned for his kid's safety--it is easy to replace stolen stuff but not human life---so it changes from situation to situation--if someone is trying to kill you hell yes take them down but if they are stealing it is best to get higher authorities involved instead of always escelating a situation you aren't sure you can control.

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each situation needs wisdom, so that's why I don't fully prescribe one way or the other.

unless you have ninja powers.

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Lazarus

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Well you know... who knows how long the police will take to come.

But I think calling them would be a smart move - after you back the creep into a corner and put your sword-gun muzzle-electric stun gun to his throat.

zookey

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quote:
Originally posted by ArchAngel:
each situation needs wisdom, so that's why I don't fully prescribe one way or the other.

unless you have ninja powers.


true true I actually saw a video where police faced off with a dude with a katana once--they ended up using a ladder to subdue him from a distance.

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Cohort X

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Now that's what I call "REAL ULTIMATE POWER!"

Seriously though, the kid was home alone with just his sister and had no idea why there were people breaking into the house. Would you just hide in the corner and hope they just want to steal your stuff?
The title of the article makes it look like he was holding his PS3 in one hand and his sword in the other while screaming "STOP HAXXING NOOBS!" Other than the fact that one of the burglars said they were looking for the system later, it wasn't even a factor in what happened.

Even more seriously, I just learned that my sisters house got robbed. Even though they had a pitbull, a pitbull/labrador, and a labrador all in the house when it happened. So there is a pretty short list of people who have been to their house before so the dogs wouldn't attack, but aren't aware that their next door neighbor/good friend is the chief of police.

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"If he would have had a gun, I could have lost one of my children."

Eh yeah probably, the kid missed after all. Aim small, miss small. I mean, in fights you just donít always get a second chance to strike. A lot of these martial arts are more about art than combat and he probably wasnít even trained to use a sword.

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Oh he didn't miss.

Three days from now when the guy goes before the judge BAM! loose bowels.

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It's all well and good swinging a sword around, but if the robber is a crack-head with a gun, you've had it basicly.

I would let them have the ps3... my computers however, they would have to prise them away from my cold dead corpse.

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jestermax

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wait...i thought he DID hit the guy. he still got away but he hit him him at least once...
and what is it coming to when nobody is shocked that a kid has a sword within arms reach of his bed?? Like, this isn't the Matrix, or an anime, or whatever else it could be but isn't...
I could understand a 12 gauge and a 6 pack but common...

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Faith_Warrior

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I donít recall it saying that he hit him, anyway unless he ran him through with that sword, they really donít do a whole lot of damage since they are slashing weapons (katana). Limbs can be taken off but it takes a good deal of skill to do such a thing and I doubt he was capable of that. Iíd go with the shotgun as first choice, I have a 12G tactical shotgun but IĎm an adult and can own such weapons where I live. Iíd use a knife before Iíd use a sword simply because Iíve had training with knives, I hold a black belt after years of training and have had some weapons training as well, and swords are too restrictive in confined areas such as the interior the typical home. If he hit anything, he probably hit the catÖ
jestermax

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Well, yeah, if you have a SPAS-12 lying around then use that :P.

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Lazarus

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You're much better prepared for this than some of us, Faith.

What are you surprised for, Jez? I used to sleep with knives, guns, hatchets... all through the bed. Mom didn't like that, of course...
Kids are like that.

ArchAngel

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I personally just Force choke them to death.


I find their lack of faith, disturbing.

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quote:
Originally posted by D-SIPL:
my computers however, they would have to prise them away from my cold dead corpse.


Same here.

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zookey

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quote:
Originally posted by Faith_Warrior:
"If he would have had a gun, I could have lost one of my children."

Eh yeah probably, the kid missed after all. Aim small, miss small. I mean, in fights you just donít always get a second chance to strike. A lot of these martial arts are more about art than combat and he probably wasnít even trained to use a sword.


When I was in middle school, I took a basic-beginners 3 month Tae-Kwon-Do course--they are indeed about fighting although one of the biggest things they teach you is to avoid fights at all cost since you don't know if you can win--martial arts is intended to be a last line of defense when all other things (cops, walking away, whatever) don't work.

Just read that you have a black belt--what style dude? I want to take Tae-Kwon-Do up again but the dojo I did the 3 month thing at is no longer in existence--and the only TKD one left here in town does a different style--so I'd have to start over again but I don't remember a lot of the fine details anyways.

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Lazarus

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They always say that.

I suppose something in the training will ingrain that in your mind, personally I've grown up with violence not being a "last resort"...

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Wha-rang-do, I also studies other styles but primarily Wharangdo which is a purely combat art with many lethal techniques. Tae-Kwon-Do is good, but some of it is mainly for show, though it is a more pure fighting style than many arts that tend to be like ring boxing. One I'd suggest looking into is Krav Maga which is becoming popular world wide. If you find an instructor, it's best to find one that teaches the whole style since some tend to focus more on the self defense and boxing techniques and leave out the more lethal techniques generally associated with combat style martial arts.
InsanePoet

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quote:
Originally posted by Lazarus:
Yes it was.

The father sounds like a liberal, sadly... "Oooh, what if the robber had a gun!!!"

Well then I guess you should've left a few guns in the house for your kid so the odds would be a bit more even, eh?

Stupid gun-control propaganda...



Actually it sounds like he was concerned that his son could have been killed over a ps3

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zookey

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quote:
Originally posted by Faith_Warrior:
Wha-rang-do, I also studies other styles but primarily Wharangdo which is a purely combat art with many lethal techniques. Tae-Kwon-Do is good, but some of it is mainly for show, though it is a more pure fighting style than many arts that tend to be like ring boxing. One I'd suggest looking into is Krav Maga which is becoming popular world wide. If you find an instructor, it's best to find one that teaches the whole style since some tend to focus more on the self defense and boxing techniques and leave out the more lethal techniques generally associated with combat style martial arts.

Thanks for the info---that Krav Maga sounds cool--my bro wants to some day learn Capoeria (Sp?)---although just amatuer view of it that one seems to be very showy--but stylish tho hehe!

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Lazarus

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quote:
Originally posted by insanepoet:

Actually it sounds like he was concerned that his son could have been killed over a ps3



Perhaps. From what I read it sounded like one of the robbers went into the kid's room searching for his PS3 so he attacked him.

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quote:
By Archangel:
I personally just Force choke them to death.


I find their lack of faith, disturbing.


First Choice:
Force Choke them, then Force lightning for a little touch.

Second Choice:
Use my almost Green Belt (Just waiting to get the belt, I've theoretically gotten it, but just waiting for it to arrive from Boston) Tang-Soo Do skills.

Third Choice:
Hit Robber with heavy blunt sword.

Fourth Choice:
Hope that Robber is cyborg, and install virus.

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Lazarus

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I'd just shoot him in the stomach with Dad's 20 gauge, personally... closest weapon at hand aside from pellet guns.
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I'd just use telekinesis to stop the bullets, and throw the intruder against a wall. This breaks his neck requiring expensive surgery to regain use of his arms and legs. Meanwhile I keep the laptop and PS3 and then I get sued by the intruder.

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Lazarus

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That's so disgusting it's pathetic.

Oh yeah, and B.C. Supreme Court Justice William Ehrcke is an idiot that should be impeached, disbarred, and thrown in jail.

IMO.