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  • “Not my first sword dance”

    05/22/2017 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 21,2017 | Scott Johnson
    Appearing from Riyadh on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning, Secretary Tillerson fielded a slightly offbeat question and responded with what (outside President Trump’s speech) may have been the quote of the day (transcript here). Wallace observed that Tillerson asked Tillerson about the traditional Arab sword dance in which he participated upon his arrival yesterday. “And I have to tell you,” Wallace commented, “you looked pretty good while you were doing it – frankly, more comfortable than the President or Commerce Secretary Ross. Had you been practicing, sir?” Tillerson responded: “Well, I hadn’t been practicing, Chris, but it...
  • Excalibur From ‘King Arthur’ and Other Iconic Swords in Film

    05/14/2017 9:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | MAY 14, 2017
    “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” gallops into theaters this weekend, even if no one is showing up to see it. While there have been at least a half dozen versions of the King Arthur legend brought to film — including the 1981 “Excalibur” that helped launched the careers of Liam Neeson and Helen Mirren and the 2004 version with Keira Knightley — one staple has been the legendary sword in the stone, Excalibur. This latest version features Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, an orphan raised by prostitutes. Only after pulling the sword from the stone does he begin to learn...
  • That New U.S. Army Patch With Scimitars is Downright Creepy

    09/30/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by Shery · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 30 September, 2015 | Carol Brown
    The United States Army has created a new patch for soldiers who are fighting ISIS in Iraq. USA Today reports that “the Army's patch features crossed scimitars, a palm wreath and stars. The scimitars, short swords with curved blades, are meant to symbolize the twin goals of the U.S.-led coalition: to defeat the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIL, and to restore stability in the region, according to Army documents. The palm wreath is symbol of honor. While the stars and the buff-and-blue colors on the patch indicate the three-star command and the land, air and sea forces involved...
  • The mystery of the magical 'Ulfberht' Viking sword - Researchers close in on the German 'supermonks'

    12/18/2014 6:55:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    It was the sword of choice for the discerning Viking - superstrong, and almost unbeatable in battle. Yet mystery surrounds a small number of Viking swords researchers have uncovered. They are all inscribed with a single word - 'Ulfberht', which experts believe may reveal their maker.
  • Heroin, guns, swords and a GRENADE LAUNCHER

    11/14/2014 10:51:14 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | November 14, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Full Title: Heroin, guns, swords and a GRENADE LAUNCHER: Troubled ex-NBA star Robert Swift 'found with an arsenal of weapons and drugs in his bedroom' A former NBA player has been charged with a gun crime after a police raid on the house of an alleged drug-dealer where he was staying uncovered heroin, meth, guns, a grenade launcher and several prostitutes.
  • China seizes huge cache of illegal weapons including 10,500 guns and 120,000 knives and SWORDS

    08/22/2014 11:01:41 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 19 replies
    Daily Mail.Co. UK ^ | 14 April 2014 (update:15 April 2014 ) | Matt Blake
    China seizes huge cache of illegal weapons including 10,500 guns and 120,000 knives and SWORDS Follows 4-month probe leading agents deep into China's criminal underworld Haul includes sniper rifles, machine guns, crossbows and samurai swords 15 people were arrested on suspicion of making and distributing arms Official says it was a family-run firm that 'gave business cards all over China'
  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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.