223777 Bullies, 3943 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 7 of 7
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. Wounded Ronin is offline
    Wounded Ronin's Avatar

    ...is THE PENETRATOR

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    6,815

    Posted On:
    1/25/2012 10:42pm

    supporting member
     Style: German longsword, .45 ACP

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    First Earth Battalion

    Holy, holy, HOLY ****. I just watched "The Men Who Stare At Goats", and then I googled "First Earth Battalion", and found what's supposed to be their concept paper. You have to read it to believe it. I cannot believe the military funded this crap at one point in time.

    According to Wikipedia, "A number of Channon’s ideas on training were investigated by the Pentagon, and the First Earth Battalion had over 800 officers and bureaucrats on its mailing list, including eight generals and an undersecretary of defense."

    http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_channon_0200.htm

    An exerpt:

    INTELLIGENT INITIATIVE

    In the martial arts, one learns a number of possible countermoves against different types of possible enemies. These practice battles are done over and over until they become instinct. Likewise in the Earth Battalion all plausible engagements are war-gamed until each soldier has the routine cold. In this way the battalion can operate in the absence of commands from its leaders, who may be out of touch, because of the new realities of modern warfare.

    [A chart compares "martial art stances" (e.g., prepare left, block left, en garde, prepare right) to a flowchart reading:]

    If you are overrun -- move to the nearest road junction, take control of the buildings, wait for his towed artillery, destroy all you can… till you have lost an offensive punch, then exfiltrate [sneak out] or surrender to save life.



    PEOPLE

    All warrior monks, but an interdependence of New Age skills as well.

    [The graphic shows the following skills, all emanating from a central Spirit Wizard]

    Spirit wizard
    Meditation leader
    Martial arts wizard
    Nutritionist herbalist
    Vexillographer (flags and banners)
    Cinematographer
    Old tapes
    Holographer
    Printer
    Minstrels
    Video technoid
    Satellite technoid
    Laser technoid
    General systems theorist
    Physicist
    Futurist
    Builder
    Conservationist
    Indian tracker [sic]
    What a weird historical anomaly. I really don't know what else to say.
    Last edited by Wounded Ronin; 1/25/2012 10:46pm at .
    “nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you’re a hit man or a video gamer.” - Jack Thompson
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Th...%28attorney%29
  2. Diesel_tke is offline
    Diesel_tke's Avatar

    Light Heavyweight

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    4,006

    Posted On:
    1/26/2012 9:14am

    supporting member
     Style: stick,Taiji, mountainbike

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, that's some pretty funny ****! It is like the military decided they needed an edge, but couldn't exactly figure out what they wanted. Then they started shooting in the dark and hoping something would be hit!

    Either that or someone in a position of authority sustained a head injury, became schizophrenic and started doing all this stuff before anyone realized he had gone off the deep end!
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.
  3. Devil is online now
    Devil's Avatar

    His heart was visible, and the dismal sack that maketh excrement of what is eaten.

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,632

    Posted On:
    1/26/2012 9:46am

    supporting member
     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What the fuckin' ****? I'm completely stunned. This is real? How did the Russians not skull **** our dumb asses in the 80s?
  4. PointyShinyBurn is offline
    PointyShinyBurn's Avatar

    Gnarly King of Half-Guard

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    4,220

    Posted On:
    1/26/2012 10:03am

    Join us... or die
     Style: BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    More or less mental than http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKULTRA , would you say?
  5. Devil is online now
    Devil's Avatar

    His heart was visible, and the dismal sack that maketh excrement of what is eaten.

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,632

    Posted On:
    1/26/2012 10:20am

    supporting member
     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, I'd have to say this **** is more mental than MKULTRA. At least MKULTRA possessed the redeeming quality of evilness.

    This **** is just pure faggotry. Spirit wizards? Come on, man!
  6. thrutch is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    C*nt London
    Posts
    552

    Posted On:
    1/26/2012 10:29am


     Style: Shorin Ryu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The book which the film's based on is a very good read. Mental, bewildering and flabbergasting, all in an entertaining way. The US Military & Intelligence agencies had a fuckload of people high up in their ranks who would make Dillman seem like The Face of Rationalism.

    Quite a few eye opening accounts of "esoteric" techniques used by shady US operatives at Waco, in Iraq and a few other dodgy hotspots.
  7. W. Rabbit is offline
    W. Rabbit's Avatar

    insight combined with intel, fuse, and dynamite

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Work
    Posts
    8,074

    Posted On:
    1/26/2012 10:37am

    supporting member
     Style: (Hung Ga+BJJ+MT+JKD) ^ Qi

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by devil View Post
    What the fuckin' ****? I'm completely stunned. This is real? How did the Russians not skull **** our dumb asses in the 80s?
    Because the Russians were busy trying to create their own ESP warfare programs, in fact, they were supposed to have been even MORE into ESP viewing/projection "research". Russia has a lot of Gypsies, too.

    By the way, just because the whole idea seems flaky doesn't mean either side's "psychic ops" units didn't get "hits" now and then.

    Movies/embellishments aside, these psychics were known to get things right now and then....and if your operating costs are merely a bunch of self-described clairvoyants meditating in a room, the cost is relatively low, so when they got that one "hit" (some book histories of the CIA talk about limited successes with this stuff), it's going to seem like a winner.

    Add time to the equation, though, and you get enough "misses" to show that it's just not worth it.

    By the way...the best part of "The Men Who Stare At Goats" is when Kevin Spacey gives George Clooney the "Dim Mak", and Clooney tells the legend of the Dim Mak to Ewan McGregor:

    "Ewan: [So he died] right then and there?"

    "
    Clooney: No, he died 18 years later....that's the thing about the Dim Mak, you never know when it's going to take effect".


    Dry and priceless....Clooney's career best line.
    Last edited by W. Rabbit; 1/26/2012 10:44am at .

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.