Thursday, November 1, 2007

Save The Internet



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Quote from Timothy Karr email:
"Comcast has given us a glimpse of a world without Net Neutrality, and it's a chilling sight.
An investigation by the Associated Press caught the cable giant secretly inspecting online communications and crippling users' ability to share information with one another.
This is a gross violation of Net Neutrality -- the longstanding principle that ensures a free and open Internet."
Check out this video:
Save The Internet
"Tell the FCC: Save the Free and Open Internet
Today, Free Press filed a legal complaint demanding that the FCC take action to protect the free flow of information on the Internet." By joining their complaint, you can help stop Comcast and other gatekeepers.
"The future of the Internet is far more than Web sites and e-mail. People are now using new peer-to-peer technologies to upload and share videos, photographs and music. They are innovating without permission from Internet gatekeepers.
Comcast is trying to shut down these innovations and treat the Internet like cable TV -- where they get to pick the channels you can watch. They're stifling the free exchange of ideas that makes the Internet so revolutionary.
Tell the FCC: Stop Comcast and Other Gatekeepers
You're the only person who should decide where you go, what you do, and whom you connect with on the Web. Net Neutrality protects your right to choose.
Phone and cable lobbyists have called Net Neutrality "a solution in search of a problem." Well, here's the problem. In the past three months, incidents of censorship and blocking by Verizon, AT&T and now Comcast have made headlines around the world. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
We stopped these gatekeepers in 2006. We can stop them for good by taking action right now. It's time to restore Net Neutrality once and for all."


Timothy Karr
Campaign Director
Free Press
www.freepress.net
www.SavetheInternet.com
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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hallo Weenie


Well Bloggers it's that time of year again. When Halloween, All Hallows Eve, All Saints Eve, Samhain,
and Noche de las Brujas (Night of the Witches) is celebrated. Here to help you celebrate is a Halloween
greeting:


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If you like the performance the tradition is to reward with a treat.
If so inclined leave us a pint at your local red cross.








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Monday, September 17, 2007

Vitali and Vladimir Klitschko Interview Sep 17 2007




What is it that is happening that is positive?
Quick update:
Vitali reiterated in tonights Blick, studio in Munich, TV Interview that that he wants to fight the winner of the upcoming bout between
WBC champion Oleg Maskaev and mandatory Samuel Peter, scheduled for Oct. 6 in New York's Madison Square Garden. Vitali
explained that his emeritious status as WBC Champion allows him to come back at any time and fight for the belt. Vitali plans to fight
in 2 or 3 months after full recovery with the winner of the Maskaev-Peter fight. World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman
said "Really I believe that boxing needs him. Vitali is very attractive for the world and I hope that he will be back.''

The outlook of both brothers is positive. The fight with the winner of the
Oct 6th fight will be just one more step in the plan the brothers share.
It is their vision and that shared by their fans to capture and unify all the Heavyweight boxing titles.






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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Boxing-Vitali Klitschko Injures back-Fight Postponed




The German Newspaper the Bild reports that Vitali Klitschko has sustained
an injury to his back. The injury occurred during the warm-up for training on Saturday. He was reported to have severe back pain and a slipped disk.
Vitali was treated successfully in the Innsbrucker Clinic. He will have to rehab
for 6 weeks and then challenge McCline again.






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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Looking Forward, Looking Back




Looking Forward, Looking Back

Glory Days, Glory Days
Thems the days that pays
For all the rest of em

But you gotta
know win for hold en
Know win for fold en

Glory days
May lead you to a maze
A quandary of doubt
About its worth

Is it second birth
Or could it be a dearth
Know win to run
Know win to walk away
A loser.


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Official Scorecard Vitali wins 4 Rounds
Lennox-2 Rounds video

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Vitali KlitschKO Vs Lennox Lewis- Hear the Hoodoo


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Lyrics-Hear the Hoodoo?

Yeah can you hear that hoodoo clown barkin
Runnin down the backwoods howlin
Ain't nuff money to call my bluff
Yeah, I was just actin tuff

Hoodoo run and get your nanny
cause the gator ain't your granny

Nightmare is still there...
Waitin to call your bluff

Yeah chasin down a hoodoo
chasin down a hoodoo

Rematch? Rematch? Where?

Hoodoo, Hoodoo don't want ta face
Yeah, the man with the nightmare stare
The man with the nightmare stare

Yeah chasin down a hoodoo
chasin down a hoodoo

Yeah can you hear that hoodoo clown barkin
Runnin down the backwoods howlin

Hoodoo, Hoodoo don't want ta face
Yeah, the man with the nightmare stare
The man with the nightmare stare

Yeah chasin down a hoodoo
chasin down a hoodoo
Hoodoo where are you?

RIKD- (C) Words and Music Copyright 2007

In case you are wondering what a hoodoo is,
it is like a ghost or something heard in the
dark
and you don't know exactly what it is. Cajuns
would
call it a hoodoo.
I was simply using it as a play on words for
who and do and of course the double meaning.
For all of you who were wondering, the mental
image is that of LL running through the jungle
being chased by a hound.
In a sense we as fans are hounding him for
Vitali to come back for a rematch. Lennox
inspite of all his words, is trying to pull
a disappearing act
like a ghost or a hoodoo.
So we're like the hound in the song,
chasin down a hoodoo there
chasin down a hoodoo there

When you're tired of runnin
come on back
we'd love to see
a rematch
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Boxing-Lennox Lewis and Bob Barker retired







The tail of two Barks or is it tale?

Bob Barker was a host for the Price is Right.
A TV games show in the USA.
Barker is an old english name for a salesman.
Webster's dictionary "especially : a person who
advertises by hawking at an entrance to a show."
Bob as it turns out was a pretty good Barker and
remained on TV for 50 years. Bob turns 83 Dec 12
and says "I've decided to retire while I'm
still young," .

Lennox Lewis was a boxer who is now a barker
for HBO. Lennox now talks up fights for HBO,
he is now a barker of sports. Lennox barked alot
about a rematch with Vitali KlitschKO in a post
fight interview in 2003. He said " And, you know,
if he wants a rematch, there’s no problem with
that. Yeah, I’ll have . . . I’m happy to give him a
rematch, because I’ll bust up the other side of
his face too." Listen, if the money is right . . .
you just heard me say it. You know, I’m
happy to bust up the other side of his face.
There’s no problem." Pro Vitali fans are hoping
Lewis was barking up a rematch when he said
those words. "You Know" sellin the fight.
Wouldn't it be great if we could
see Bob Barker and Lennox Lewis come out of
retirement togeher. You know, and hear Bob say
"Lennox Lewis" " The price is right" "come
on down".

In a sense you see
we're all barkin here.
Yeah, we're barkin for a fight.
Bring the big dog back.

See also RIKD Comments at:Klitschko Brothers Forum


Music-Luciano Pavarotti Dies





Luciano Pavarotti, hailed by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, died on Thursday.
The Italian Opera Star died on Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Luciano died
today at 5 a.m. (11 p.m. Wednesday EDT) at his home in Modena. He was 71.
He fought a long, tough battle against the pancreatic cancer which eventually took his life.
He remained positive until finally succumbing to the last stages of his illness.
Luciano underwent surgery in New York for pancreatic cancer and retreated to his villa in Modena.
He had to cancel his first planned public reappearance a few months later.
He was taken to a hospital in Modena last month and treated for more than
two weeks. He was released on August 25, and spent his final hours at home with family and
friends nearby. He is survived by his wife, Nicoletta, their four-year-old daughter, Alice, as well
as three daughters from Pavarotti's first marriage.
Mayor Pighi said Pavarotti's funeral would probably be held Saturday.

"Pavarotti wanted to die at home. I saw him last week. He was very worn by the illness but he wanted to make conversation. We even spoke in the local dialect," Pighi said.

RIKD-"Luciano Pavarotti showed the world his mastery of his musical art form. Singers from around the world came to perform with him
drawn to him like a magnet because of his great talent. He had the most powerful voice in music, when performing Nessuno Dorma
he seemed almost to visibly draw energy into himself and release it masterfully in song. The world will miss this great talent and voice
but fortunately his performances are recorded and will live on". In his own words he said :
"Penso che una vita nella musica sia una vita ben spesa ed รจ quello a cui ho dedicato la mia vita" "I think a life in music is a life
beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to".
He shared with us and the world a life wonderfully and beautifully spent.

BIO-Luciano Pavarotti was born in Modena, Italy, on October 12, 1935. Luciano when a young boy, soccer was his favorite pastime and he became known as a member of his town's team locally. His mother, Adele, who worked in a tobacco factory, and father, Fernando, a baker, instilled a love for music and singing in young Luciano. The father was himself a talented amateur tenor, and brought his son along to sing in Modena's Corale Rossi. Pavarotti's enthusiasm shifted from football to opera when the chorus took first prize in an international competition in Wales.
Luciano works live on though and some of these
can be heard at: Luciano Pavarotti






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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

1 Inch Break-Close Range



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*Warning* These techniques are attempted by the viewer at their own risk.
One inch break performed off back foot and rear hand from close in fighting position.
Uses-in close or in a clinch this strike can be performed with breaking power that will slow or stop an opponent. The technique is performed here using the rear hand and is executed off the rear leg. The hip is snapped inward and the torso upward with the body aligning itself with the fist behind the elbow and shoulder prior to striking.
The hand is open at the beginning with fore knuckles resting on the board and closed before the board is struck. The hand being open at the beginning is a non essential part of the technique. It's purpose here is only to provide the 1 inch spacing. However the technique can be applied utilizing the fore knuckles thus increasing the range from which the user is able to strike. When using the fore knuckles one should be cautious to strike only soft tissue areas until the hands have been hardened.The wrist is snapped upward upon striking the board. This is not however intended to demonstrate a 1 inch JKD punch.







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1 Inch Break-Short Range Power




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Technique-1 inch break. *Warning-These techniques are attempted by the viewer at their own risk.
The break is executed from the infighting range. The break is performed here with a martial arts glove to add to the difficulty of the break. The hand is open at the beginning with fore knuckles resting on the board and closed before the board is struck. The hand being open at the beginning is a non essential part of the technique. It's purpose here is only to provide the 1 inch spacing. However the technique can be applied utilizing the fore knuckles thus increasing the range from which the user is able to strike. When using the fore knuckles one should be cautious to strike only soft tissue areas until the hands have been hardened.The wrist is snapped upward upon striking the board. This is not however intended to demonstrate a 1 inch JKD punch. This punch can be utilized in a clinch or when crowded by an opponent.
The technique is performed here using the rear hand and is executed off the rear leg. The hip is snapped inward and the torso upward with the body aligning itself with the fist behind the elbow and shoulder prior to striking.






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1 Inch Break-Full Twist Punch



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*Warning*These techniques are attempted by the viewer at their own risk. These techniques shown here are not intended for the beginner. The board being used is a black re-breakable martial arts board rated at 2.25 boards. The board's color indicates belt level. If you have not been trained in breaking I do not recommend you try these breaks without the personal supervision of a qualified Martial Arts instructor. Beginners should use either re-breakable boards recommended for their belt level or board sizes recommended by their instructors. Breaking can lead to injury when techniques are performed improperly. Consideration and care should also be taken in the hardening of the
hands to help prevent injury. It is not necessary that you attend a martial arts school where these techniques shown here are being taught but that you receive the basic training needed to prevent injury to yourselves.
Rikd performs one inch break of re breakable martial arts board rated at 2.25 boards. Performed with a full twist punch (90 degrees counter clockwise from vertical position at start). In this example the arm is extended, however this is not necessary to perform the strike. This strike or break is performed with the lead hand or the one you would jab at an opponent with. The strike begins with the M.A. (Martial Artist) in a fighting stance with the knees slightly bent. The hips snap inward and the weight is placed
on the ball of the front foot. When the hips, torso, shoulder, elbow, and wrist are in line with the fist (at this point the fist has rotated 90 degrees) the torso is then snapped forward and down slightly with all momentum, and power projected behind the fist which is snapped downward through the target (here the fist is snapped like a whip at the end of the motion and is then at 135 degrees). The feet can also be used to add power to the strike as the weight is shifted forward and down on the front foot with the back foot pushing forward raised slightly onto the ball of the foot.







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1 Inch Break-Vertical Fist



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Example 1-This technique is an example of a one inch break performed with a vertical fist. This one inch break is performed by rikd. *Warning-These techniques shown here are not intended for the beginner. The board being used is a black re-breakable martial arts board rated at 2.25 boards. The board's color indicates belt level. If you have not been trained in breaking I do not recommend you try these breaks without the personal supervision of a qualified Martial Arts instructor. Beginners should use either re-breakable boards recommended for their belt level or board sizes recommended by their instructors. Breaking can lead to injury when techniques are performed improperly. Consideration and care should also be taken in the hardening of the hands to help prevent injury. It is not necessary that you attend a martial arts school where these techniques shown here are being taught but that you receive the basic training needed to prevent injury to yourselves. These techniques are attempted by the viewer at their own risk.
The fore knuckles rest on board creating the one inch spacing. The hand is closed into a fist immediately before striking. This is not an example of a 1 inch punch from JKD. This break's technique finds it's roots in the ITF of TKD. The hip snap utilized is a sine wave technique. I modified the technique for this strike. It is a misconception that TKD does not employ a vertical fist strike. A Vertical punch in Korean is Sewo Chirugi. Wrist is snapped down on impact instead of up. I use this strike for coming over the guard or when striking from a slightly downward angle. This technique favors a taller martial artist. The hand being open at the beginning of the strike is not an essential part of the technique. It merely shows the 1 inch spacing. However the strike can also be performed using the fore knuckles instead of the fist adding to the reach. I recommend for the beginner that the hand be completely closed into a fist before striking. Do this in order to prevent injury to the wrist. Injury can occur because of improper alignment of the wrist behind the fist prior to striking.
This strike or break is performed with the lead hand or the one you would jab at an opponent with. The strike begins with the M.A. (Martial Artist) in a fighting stance with the knees slightly bent. The hips snap inward and the weight is placed
on the ball of the front foot. When the hips, torso, shoulder, elbow, and wrist are in line with the fist the torso is then snapped forward and down slightly with all momentum, and power projected behind the fist which is snapped downward through the target. The feet can also be used to add power to the strike as the weight is shifted forward and down on the front foot with the back foot pushing forward raised slightly onto the ball of the foot.







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1 Inch Break-Speed Break



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*Warning*-These Techniques are attempted at your own risk. This break is performed with the opposite hand holding the board from the hand performing the breaking technique. The Stance is a fighting stance, the top two knuckles of the fist rest on the board. The break begins with the hips snapping inward
and as the hips, shoulder, elbow and wrist line up behind the fist the wrist snaps up and the bottom 3 knuckles roll through the board.






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