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  • They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowshares! (Isaiah 2:4) [Vanity]

    06/01/2014 1:08:44 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 22 replies
    June 1, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowshares! (Isaiah 2:4) No verse in the scripture provides a better promise of "peace on earth" than Isaiah 2:4. This is the verse in context of the preceding verses of the chapter:     "1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go...
  • College Bans Fencing Team from Practicing with their “Weapons”

    05/15/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/15/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not a lethal weapon I’ve done some fencing and I can tell you that the “weapons” involved are to actual blades as cap guns are to rifles.The most dangerous thing about them is the risk of the tip snapping off and hitting someone. It’s more of a risk in North Dakota where it gets really cold.But zero tolerance insanity has taken over every campus. “The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in North Dakota State University (NDSU) …understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” says the club’s coach Enrique Alvarez.Alvarez has been fencing since his early teens. He says despite their...
  • Secrets of the Viking Sword

    12/10/2012 9:24:14 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    PBS (NOVA) ^ | 10-10-2012
    Here's a link to a page with a nice video from Nova, about Viking swords, for all you Viking history buffs out there... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-viking-sword.html
  • BBC News - Japan's ninjas heading for extinction

    11/29/2012 5:40:40 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 21 replies
    BBC NEWS - JAPAN ^ | 22 November 2012 Last updated at 20:59 ET | Mariko Oi
    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.
  • Vanity: Need help from a Civil War fans

    09/29/2012 4:43:22 PM PDT · by Kolath · 105 replies
    Kolath | 9/29/2012 | Kolath
    I have a few questions about Civil War Cavalry 1. What makes a cavalry sword different from a regular sword? 2. How big was a typical cavalry regiment? 3. What was the preferred horse rifle? 4. Did any units use lances? 5. What were the differences between light and heavy cavalry? 6. Most notable cavalry officers (North and South)?
  • There They Go Again, Those Arab Racists

    11/17/2006 5:18:23 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Arutz Sheva website ^ | Jul 15, '04 / 26 Tammuz 5764 | by Ariel Natan Pasko
    There they go again. The story is so old already. Arab militia or Arab army or Arab terrorist attacks non-Arab. Or was that Muslim fanatic attacks non-Muslim? This time, it's happening in Sudan. While we're sitting and talking, probably a few hundred more black Africans in Sudan have starved to death, or been brutally killed, raped, enslaved, or simply pushed off their land by 7th century Arab imperialist invaders, or more rightly "Arab settlers". Oh yes, that's right. "Arab settlers". Like the ones Saddam Hussein brought into Kurdistan - i.e., the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq - in the 1970s...
  • RIP Bob Anderson-Hollywood's Supreme Sword-Master

    01/02/2012 3:48:18 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 10 replies
    Ain't It Cool News ^ | 1-2-12 | 'Nordling'
    RIP Bob Anderson, 1922-2012. Who, you say? You may not know him, but I can almost guarantee you've seen his work. The swordfight in "The Princess Bride"? Bob choreographed it. All the swordplay in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy? He supervised and taught all of the cast about it. The epic lightsaber duels in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi"? It was Bob in the Vader suit, not David Prowse. Not to mention his work in "Highlander", "The Three Musketeers", "The Mask of Zorro" & "The Legend of Zorro", "Die Another Day", and even on the...
  • Craig Anthony Ellis jailed for sexual assault of girl, 3 (mother attacked him with sword)

    11/06/2011 7:41:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 31 replies
    Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 7th November 2011 | Tony Kleim
    A PEDOPHILE who broke into a Brisbane family's home, stripped naked and molested a three-year-old girl and took indecent photographs of the toddler as she slept has received a combined jail term of effectively eight years. The Brisbane District Court was told Craig Anthony Ellis broke into the family's Aspley home on Brisbane's northside and sexually assaulted the toddler on January 21, 2009. Ellis, then aged 29, tried to flee when the girl's parents were awoken by their daughter's muffled cries - resulting in the toddler's father crash tackling the naked intruder while the mother struck the pedophile with an...
  • anyone know much about "Premium Stock Knife" from Germany

    10/25/2011 7:19:26 PM PDT · by BOBWADE · 23 replies
    One of my friends has an old vintage knife that he wanted me to look up for him. He does not have a computer or access to the internet and wanted me to see what I could find out. The knife is in nice condition and is marked "Premium stock knife" on one blade, another blade is marked Germany and inscribed with "EARNST G AHREUS", and the smallest blade has a small eagle with an arrow. He said that he has had it for years and was just curious about it since he has never seen another one like it....
  • Prayers at Sikh Temple in New York erupt in sword fight

    04/26/2011 4:50:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/25/11 | Jonathan Allen
    Prayers at Sikh Temple in New York erupt in sword fightBy Jonathan Allen Mon Apr 25, 6:51 pm ET NEW YORK (Reuters) – A leadership dispute that turned violent at a Sikh temple in New York, interrupting prayers with swinging swords and cricket bats, landed congregants in court on Monday on criminal charges, a prosecutor said. Amid screaming, yelling, punching and the swinging of weapons, followers of the two men who each claim to be the rightful president of the Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Sikh Center in Richmond Hill set upon each other on Sunday morning, according to court documents...
  • Briton Who Cut Off Burglar's Ear With Samurai Sword Is Acquitted

    02/17/2010 6:59:23 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 29 replies · 744+ views
    armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/ ^ | 02/17/10 | Sasparilla
    An Englishman who almost sliced off the ear of a home invader with an ornamental samurai sword has been acquitted of all charges after a trial. He was found not guilty of unlawful wounding. The home invader had threatened to rape his wife and kill his teenage children. He used the sword because it was the only weapon he could find. You may recall that a New Jersey college student recently killed a burglar legally with a samurai sword. The Englishman told authorities that if the first thing he had found to defend his family had been an umbrella, he...
  • Professor in chief (Krugman attacks Feinman defending Obama's honor)

    07/23/2009 6:35:47 AM PDT · by tlb · 10 replies · 752+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 22, 2009 | Paul Krugman
    I found Obama’s health care presentation so impressive — so much command of the issues — that it had me worried. Seriously, it’s really good to see how much he gets it. Update: So Howard Fineman was unimpressed. And Fineman knows presidential greatness when he sees it: He’s the Texas Ranger of the world, and wants everyone to know it. He’s the guy with the silver badge, issuing warnings to the cattle rustlers.
  • No Naval Swords for U.S.N.A. Graduation this year Threat to the Dear Leader Inside the Beltway

    06/11/2009 4:54:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies · 7,118+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | June 7 2009 | Kathy
    From today's you couldn't make it up if you tried file.......Obama's protectors have ordered graduating Midshipmen....and I suppose Commissioned Officers through Flag rank...to leave their swords at home. Full Dress White includes "wear sword". More to the point...those badges of office have been earned in a manner Obongo and his minions just wouldn't begin to understand. Important traditions that inspire are kind of lost on the red banner crowd, apparently. Further, ceremonial swords never seemed to bother the Secret Service for any previous President. And before World War II, the swords were not particularly "ceremonial", I've seen some of those...
  • Swordless Sailors [Obama Emasculates U.S. Naval Academy]

    06/09/2009 9:26:43 PM PDT · by OldCorps · 42 replies · 4,596+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2009 | John McCaslin
    Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama.
  • Swordless Sailors (Uh-bama Cowardice Alert)

    05/25/2009 4:49:52 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 46 replies · 1,875+ views
    Washington Times Inside the Beltway ^ | May 21, 2009 | John McCaslin
    SWORDLESS SAILORS Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama. Inside the Beltway has obtained the academy's list of prohibited items for this year's graduation exercises, which, besides ceremonial swords, includes umbrellas. Yes, cell phones and texting are still allowed.
  • Swordless Sailors

    05/22/2009 3:17:17 PM PDT · by engrpat · 47 replies · 2,491+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-22-09 | John McCaslin
    SWORDLESS SAILORS Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama.
  • Interesting Facts & Information About Swords

    05/04/2009 12:20:16 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 49 replies · 1,971+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 05 04 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    What does this have to do with conservatism? I don't know, I guess there have been conservatives that have used swords. Look, don't question it, swords are awesome, that's why. The Sword Defined:Sword weapon of offense and defense in personal combat, consisting of a blade with a sharp point and one or two cutting edges, set in a hilt with a handle protected by a metal case or cross guard. The sword may have developed from the dagger at the beginning of the Bronze Age. It was not, however, until the more durable iron sword was introduced in the early...
  • Students suspended for buying swords on class trip

    04/24/2008 6:37:47 AM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 39 replies · 38+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | April 24, 2008 | From The Deer Stand
    Two students attending suburban St. Paul, Minnesota high schools were expelled last week after purchasing souvenir swords during a spring break choir trip in the United Kingdom. The students had packed the swords in boxes and used duct tape to secure the box for the trip back home. A chaperone found the boxes after the students left the store. The students were disciplined on their return home. One of the students, a 16-year-old sophomore at Eagan High School, was kicked out of school for the remainder of the school year. He purchased a set of three samurai swords for $60....
  • Ban on imitation Samurai swords(UK Barf Alert)

    12/15/2007 4:14:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 38 replies · 185+ views
    BBC News International Version ^ | 12/12/07 | BBC News
    Imitation Samurai swords are to be banned after a spate of attacks in the UK, say ministers.The Home Office has confirmed plans to outlaw the weapons in England and Wales after putting forward the idea earlier this year. Home Office minister Vernon Coaker said there was a clear danger to the public posed by easily-available swords. The proposal is expected to stop short of banning genuine Japanese swords held by collectors or genuine enthusiasts. In March 2007 the Home Office proposed banning imitation Samurai swords after representations from both MPs and the public. Ministers in Scotland had proposed a similar...
  • High school senior sues over rejection of yearbook photo

    12/12/2006 3:48:55 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 51 replies · 2,039+ views
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | December 12, 2006 | Anon
    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. --A high school senior who posed in chain mail with a prop sword for his official yearbook picture is suing -- after the school rejected the photo saying it has a "zero tolerance" policy for weapons. The A-C-L-U filed the suit against the Portsmouth school committee on behalf of Patrick Agin. Agin is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which promotes research and reenactments of medieval history. The A-C-L-U points out that the school principal offered to allow the photo in the yearbook if Agin paid to put it in the advertising section. It also says...
  • Iraqi authorities say they've had no contact with kidnappers (also: Egyptian hostage found dead)

    12/10/2005 12:40:43 PM PST · by Hadean · 5 replies · 392+ views
    KFTY TV50 ^ | 12.10.2005
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The fate of the four Westerners held hostage is Iraq is still unknown. Today marks the deadline set by the hostage takers to kill the men, who were kidnapped two weeks ago. The hostages include two Canadians, an American and a British citizen. Iraqi authorities say they haven't had any contact with the group known as the Swords of Righteousness Brigade. The hostage takers want U.S. and Iraqi authorities to release all prisoners being held in Iraq. A television station in Iraq says about 240 detainees held by multinational forces have been released today. But such...
  • Video: Second Release Of Hostage Video (Harmeet Sooden, James Loney, Tom Fox, Norman Kember)

    12/06/2005 4:54:57 PM PST · by Hadean · 22 replies · 1,239+ views
    Scoop ^ | Dec 6, 2005
    (Video at link) The Baghdad by Swords of Righteousness Brigade released a second video of hostages Auckland University student, Canadian and New Zealand resident, Harmeet Sooden (32); Canadian James Loney (41); American Tom Fox (54); and Briton Norman Kember (74). The men were seized on November 26 2005. This video was released December 5-6 2005.
  • Will Scots give up their knives, too?

    03/08/2005 11:38:00 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 96 replies · 2,138+ views
    Valey Morning Star ^ | March 08, 2005
    Scotland has long been thought of as a wild land, peopled by independent-minded warriors, herdsmen and farmers. For centuries, its remoteness has fostered the spirit of self-sufficiency and independence that brooked little interference from the outside world. Scots fought many wars to safeguard their freedom. Who can forget Mel Gibson’s William Wallace shouting out the word "freedom" as he was being tortured to death in the closing scene of the movie, "Braveheart"? Modern Scots, however, are seeing that spirit of freedom legislated away in favor of more state control of their lives. Many Americans are aware of the strict gun-control...
  • Army prepares armed 'robo-soldier' for Iraq

    01/26/2005 3:03:31 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 11 replies · 580+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/22/05 | MICHAEL P. REGAN
    ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- The rain is turning to snow on a blustery January morning, and all the men gathered in a parking lot here surely would prefer to be inside. But the weather couldn't matter less to the robotic sharpshooter they are here to watch as it splashes through puddles, the barrel of its machine gun pointing the way like Pinocchio's nose. The Army is preparing to send 18 of these remote-controlled robotic warriors to fight in Iraq beginning in March or April. Made by a small Massachusetts company, the SWORDS, short for Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems,...
  • Iraqi Insurgents Soon To Face Robot Warriors

    01/24/2005 6:28:05 AM PST · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 3,091+ views
    Talon News ^ | January 24, 2005 | Mike Minton
    The United States military recently unveiled its latest weapon for use in Iraq at the recent 24th Army Science Conference in Orlando, Florida. It may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but the armed/weaponized Talon robot, dubbed Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection System (SWORDS), is very real, and will soon be battle tested in Iraq. The concept for the mechanical soldier is really the next logical step for the Talon robot -- a robot developed by Massachusetts engineering firm Foster-Miller, Inc. The Talon first saw service in Bosnia in 2000 and has been used in both Afghanistan...
  • Army Prepares 'Robo-Soldier' for Iraq

    01/22/2005 7:10:39 PM PST · by anymouse · 23 replies · 2,055+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 22, 2005 | Michael P. Regan
    The rain is turning to snow on a blustery January morning, and all the men gathered in a parking lot here surely would prefer to be inside. But the weather couldn't matter less to the robotic sharpshooter they are here to watch as it splashes through puddles, the barrel of its machine gun pointing the way like Pinocchio's nose. The Army is preparing to send 18 of these remote-controlled robotic warriors to fight in Iraq beginning in March or April. Made by a small Massachusetts company, the SWORDS, short for Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems, will be the first...
  • Australia: SWORDS TO BECOME PROHIBITED WEAPONS

    06/28/2004 8:07:38 PM PDT · by BradJ · 97 replies · 647+ views
    Australian Government ^ | 3/8/04 | Australian Government
    Swords will become prohibited weapons from July 1, carrying penalties of up to $12,000 or six months in prison for illegal use or possession, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Andre Haermeyer said today. Mr Haermeyer announced new sword regulations today, saying they would assist Victoria Police to crack down on incidents involving swords. "The Bracks Government is implementing these new regulations to help Victoria Police overcome this culture of young people arming themselves with swords," Mr Haermeyer said. "From July 1, swords will be made prohibited weapons, making it illegal to use, possess or carry a sword." Mr...
  • Supporters Of Al-Qa'eda Offer Welcome Of Swords And Poison (Iraq)

    06/28/2004 5:58:02 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 155+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-29-2004 | David Blair
    Supporters of al-Qa'eda offer welcome of swords and poison By David Blair (Filed: 29/06/2004) Puppets, sell-outs and traitors are the insults that al-Qa'eda's propagandists routinely hurl at any Arab willing to work with the West. Osama bin Laden's followers will be preparing their full repertoire of blood-curdling denunciation for Iyad Allawi, the new Iraqi prime minister, and his colleagues in the interim government. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the suspected al-Qa'eda leader in Iraq, has already promised him "poison and a sure sword". The formal handover of sovereignty in Iraq will not make a shred of difference to his resolve to wage...
  • Weapons bans miss the mark

    03/23/2004 8:46:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 298+ views
    The Australian. ^ | March 24, 2004 | John R. Lott Jr
    Article published Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at The Australian. AUSTRALIANS are a dangerous lot. Weapons that would hardly cause a second thought in the hands of a citizen in another country generate concern when held by an Australian. Fortunately, some Australian state governments have understood the dangers of letting ordinary Australians get access to weapons such as laser pointers, a popular device for making business and academic presentations in countries such as the US. Americans may feel safe when an academic addresses a conference using a laser pointer. In the hands of an Australian, however, there is understandable fear that...
  • Oldest Swords Found In Turkey (3,300BC)

    03/30/2003 4:37:06 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 3,170+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 3-25-2003 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Oldest Swords Found in Turkey By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News March 25, 2003 — The most ancient swords ever found were forged 5,000 years ago in what is today Turkey, according to Italian archaeologists who announced the results of chemical analysis at a recent meeting in Florence. Digging at Arslantepe, a site in the Taurus mountains of southeast Anatolia, Marcella Frangipane, professor at the department of historical science, archaeology and anthropology of antiquities of Rome University, found nine swords dating back to about 3,300 B.C. Blade and hilt were cast in one piece; moreover, three swords were beautifully inlaid with...