Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Oh Ya! We have a NEW Todd in the house!

Police Report - WSP: Teen did 90 mph in construction zone..

Short Synopsis: She did 90 mph, past a Washington State Patrol officer in a mark patrol unit, in a construction zone, while drunk, almost wrecked into another car, and she's only 17!


Monday, August 15, 2005

Pin-Up Monday..

Oh Guys.. Did I find a honey or what!
This is an actual US Airman (or woman, as in this case..) serving in OUR Armed Forces..

If you'll excuse me, I am gonna go call my local Air Force Recruiter..

Sunday, August 14, 2005

It's official..

I just went through yesterday's mail..

I got my Firefighter I Certification from the State of Washington. I am now an IFSAC Certified Firefighter.

Now if I could just get hired..

Here's a new one..

Well, I am a big fan of learning and training in the area of self defense. If your passion is hand to hand, CQB, or whatever, get some training.. But what happens when that training lands you in jail??

Here is a link where that very thing happened to a Tae Kwon Do class.
*Update* Since the link is screwy, I have posted the whole article here, it's very short..


ALBANY, Ore. -- A self-defense drill landed the class and their instructor in handcuffs and jail earlier this week.

The class was practicing self defense moves against someone holding an air pistol in the alley behind the school when several people driving by were startled by what they saw and called police.

When police arrived they arrested the five-member class and their instructor and cited them for disorderly conduct. All of the charges have been dropped with exception of the disorderly conduct charge against the instructor. That charge is still pending.

"If I was a cop, and did not know what was going on, I'd probably do the same thing, the way they approached we have no issue with. It's just once they knew we thought it was a little overkill," Christopher Lund said.

Alrighty then.. Don't they make bright orange and blue "dummy guns" for just this sort of training? Sounds like the instructor needs to invest some money in better training aids! And what's with holding class in an alley? This story just sounds fishy. I would be willing to bet there is more to this than meets the eye.

If you are going to spend money on training, don't nickel and dime it. Make the commitment, save up the money, and get quality training, especially if you are betting your LIFE on your training. I don't take as many training classes as I would like, because they are expensive. However, the ones I do take are super high quality, and are with instructors like Ken Hackathorn. My wife is currently training with Marty and Gila Hayes. Anybody in the NRA should recognize Gila's name. She is a well known writer, and both Marty and Gila are staff instructors for Massad Ayoob, another big name in the training field. Then, when she or I get home, we talk about what we learned, and then practice it together. This means we both learn, and reinforce the instructions she or I were given.

Semper Paratus - Always Prepared

Have a nice week.. I have a "bomb-shell" of a Pin-up tomorrow! You'll see!