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Science And Spirituality Agree?

Can Science & Spirit Agree?

Can science and spirituality agree on individuality, human dignity, and freedom? We begin from the premise that each individual is sovereign over their own lives and is free to express themselves without fear of aggression so long as their actions do not encroach upon others.  In this way, the equal liberty of each individual acts […]

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Attack Cop Steal Gun

Toyam Police Officer

An attack where least expected Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, yet a recent case highlights that an attack can emerge when least expected. A 21-year-old former Ground Self Defense Force member surprised a police officer in Toyama, stabbed him, and took his revolver.  The attack continued as he went […]

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Hear One, Know Ten

Hear One Know Ten

Hear One, Know Ten Anyone familiar with Japanese culture or has taken a course on doing business in Japan may be familiar with the phrase: hear one, know ten. This is normally stated as: 一言えば十をしる (ichi ieba ju wo shiru). The statement alludes to the situational awareness and social attentiveness, characteristic of Japan, that allows […]

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8 Points For Realistic Aikido Training

Origin and Intent Aikido and other samurai derived martial arts are properly referenced with the understanding that everyone is armed, or has the potential to be so.  For this reason, authentic aikido training is ideally suited for military, law-enforcement, and high-risk security personnel. Aikido was chiefly informed by Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu, which was a descendent curriculum […]

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Contrasting Republics: Nigeria and the US

When I posted some good news about the Civilian Marksmanship Program finally releasing some 1911 pistols for sale through an upcoming lottery, a friend from Nigeria wrote how he had changed his mind about gun rights.  He said that increasing insecurity would everyone having a gun for their own protection. Nigerian legislation strictly prohibits civilian […]

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It’s All Energy

Embedded Energy The maxim learned in most elementary science courses teaches that matter can be neither created nor destroyed, it can only transform its shape or composition.  Einstein’s theory of relativity showed the world that matter is equivalent to energy in motion (E=MC2).  Further advancements in quantum physics reveal that there is but one source of […]

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