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BBC News - Japan's ninjas heading for extinction
BBC NEWS - JAPAN ^ | 22 November 2012 Last updated at 20:59 ET | Mariko Oi

Posted on 11/29/2012 5:40:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass

Japan's era of shoguns and samurai is long over, but the country does have one, or maybe two, surviving ninjas. Experts in the dark arts of espionage and silent assassination, ninjas passed skills from father to son - but today's say they will be the last.
Japan's ninjas were all about mystery. Hired by noble samurai warriors to spy, sabotage and kill, their dark outfits usually covered everything but their eyes, leaving them virtually invisible in shadow - until they struck.
Using weapons such as shuriken, a sharpened star-shaped projectile, and the fukiya blowpipe, they were silent but deadly.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; History; Society
KEYWORDS: japan; ninja; shuriken; swords
I search /& checked..no results.
they're not dead..yet..hibernation; if you will
just going underground.

1 posted on 11/29/2012 5:40:52 PM PST by skinkinthegrass
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To: Ramius
a sword ping....

2 posted on 11/29/2012 5:42:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: All
sorry about the formatting..lack of.

3 posted on 11/29/2012 5:43:51 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass
BBC News - Japan's ninjas heading for extinction

Or maybe they are better than ever. You just don't see them...

4 posted on 11/29/2012 5:52:26 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: skinkinthegrass

A half grown kitten showed up at my place a few months ago. She was all black.

My Grandson said I should name her “The Shadow Ninja”. I guess because she was black. After a couple of months she just disappeared as suddenly as she appeared.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 5:55:47 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“Using weapons such as shuriken, a sharpened star-shaped projectile, and the fukiya blowpipe, they were silent but deadly.”

I’m often silent but deadly - a bit of a ninja my own self, or so I’m told.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 5:56:50 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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Donate here!

It’s nearly Turkey destruction time ,again.
Let’s give Jim an early CHRISTmas and finish this thing! Eh?

7 posted on 11/29/2012 6:02:09 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Possible my dog is a ninja.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 6:03:12 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Caipirabob; All
Or maybe they are better than ever.
You just don't see them...
precisely..maybe, even here.

9 posted on 11/29/2012 6:03:39 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: Yardstick; yarddog
the penultimate Ninja Team; Dog & Cat...& Master Splitter ('Rat :)

10 posted on 11/29/2012 6:08:00 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I’ve actually been to the Iga-Ryu ninja museum. Looks like the BBC had a really lame news day to be reporting this. The Iga-Ryu museum was lame when I went there in 2001.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 6:41:06 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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12 posted on 11/29/2012 6:48:31 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“Japan’s ninjas heading for extinction”
That’s just disinformation they planted in the media. They are just waiting to flip out and kill somebody:

http://www.realultimatepower.net/index4.htm


13 posted on 11/29/2012 7:18:18 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Yardstick
Possible my dog is a ninja.

I have a ninja dog. All black. Utterly silent. Skulks through the shadows when you are not looking. Never where you expect him or remember him being. Could steal the stake off your dinner plate and you would never know it was gone except for the vague feeling that you were still hungry. Sometimes he steels stuff and then brings it back and dumps it in front of me to prove his skills are intact.

Sort of a reminder to be afraid. Be very afraid.

14 posted on 11/29/2012 7:39:20 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: skinkinthegrass

Ask A Ninja - Question 9 “Ninja Love”
(Jason’s “Wife” asks if ninjas can love.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdS5lkeN8_8

Ninjai - The Little Ninja (trailer)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKOVIcL_aoQ
Episode 1
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6pk11_ninjai-the-little-ninja-episode-1_shortfilms


15 posted on 11/29/2012 7:43:51 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GenXteacher; All
That’s just disinformation they planted in the media.
They are just waiting to flip out and kill somebody:
YHEA!...THAT'S RIGHT!...
and John Boehmer & Mitch McConnell;
are going to grow an spine and some balls, too!
*putting down...walking away from the Hostess
Twinkies (sugar rush)..sorry, for the rant*

16 posted on 11/29/2012 7:48:35 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Samurai ~ 1860 – 1880

17 posted on 11/29/2012 8:26:26 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Right. That’s what they WANT you to think. They’re ninjas man.


18 posted on 11/29/2012 8:39:26 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Right. That’s what they WANT you to think. They’re ninjas man.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 8:39:42 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Japan's ninjas heading for extinction

Got a ninja in my neighborhood, not Japanese though. A mentally challenged young man 23 years old and his ninja costume is his favorite.

I've been meaning to ask him if he wants to go to Sunday School and church with us but haven't seen him lately. Which brings up another question which I need to ask my Pastor about. What class will he be in, he has the mental ability of an 8-10 year old and I doubt that he would get a thing out of adult S.S. or adult church. We have children's church, he probably would like that better.

20 posted on 11/29/2012 10:01:28 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; neb52; ...

Sword ping!


21 posted on 11/30/2012 1:59:46 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Caipirabob
Or maybe they are better than ever. You just don't see them...

Really, the ninjas were just the "black ops" agents of their day. There are plenty still around, in various countries military and intelligence units. They've just modernized their techniques.

22 posted on 12/01/2012 8:29:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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