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    Bullshido.net Article on Wikipedia

    The term “Bullshido” is a portmanteau of “bullshit” and “bushido” and is used as a pejorative term referring to a school’s inaccurate or fraudulent claims. Bullshido.net began in 2002 when several members of an Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) forum, disgruntled at the management and attitude of moderators of that site, decided to form their own in response. The site was then called “McDojo.com,” a portmanteau of “McDonalds” and “dojo”. The term McDojo was used to classify schools that had certain overly commercial features that negatively impacted the study of martial arts. However, due to a legal challenge by the McDonald’s Corporation over the use of this McWord, the website was renamed Bullshido.net

    The above was taken from the Wikipedia article for Bullshido.net, which can be seen here. Credit goes to Samurai Steve for the hard work he's been putting in as our delegate to Wikipedia.

    After having been the subject of common death threats by loony ninjas, yours truly and "Jimbo" Wales who owns Wikipedia, share a special kind of bond. Ok, so he tried (and failed) to get the Ashida Kim article deleted out of what can only be construed as actual fear of the scrawny, geriatric loon otherwise known as Radford Davis. But we won't hold that against him. Most people think ninjas are scary (we know better).

    Anyway, check out the article. And remember, vandalism of Wikipedia or other asininity will get you banned from here.
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    David “Race” Bannon

    David Race Bannon was an author and purported expert on issues such as human trafficking who also claimed that he was a former covert Interpol agent that assassinated child pornographers and other criminals. Bannon was arrested in January 2006 on 3 felony charges, including criminal impersonation. [2]

    Samuel Browning, a staff member of Bullshido.net, spent close to 2 years investigating the claims made in Bannon’s book “Race Against Evil”[3]. For instance, Mr. Browning debunked the claim that one of Bannon’s alleged targets died and fell out of 10th-story window from a hotel by calling up that hotel and finding that it did not have that many floors.

    Browning’s investigative work was used by Colorado authorities to arrest Bannon, and Browning himself was interviewed by the Rocky Mountain News concerning the story.
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    "Samuel Browning, a staff member of Bullshido.net, spent close to 2 years investigating the claims made in Bannon’s book “Race Against Evil”[3]. For instance, Mr. Browning debunked the claim that one of Bannon’s alleged targets died and fell out of 10th-story window from a hotel by calling up that hotel and finding that it did not have that many floors.

    Browning’s investigative work was used by Colorado authorities to arrest Bannon, and Browning himself was interviewed by the Rocky Mountain News concerning the story."

    Guys, there are two mistakes in the above paragraphs. 1) the Colorado authorities did not incorporate my work into the affidavit in support of their arrest warrant, 2) Bannon's victim did not go out the window. He was tortured to death in his hotel suite. A proposed corrected version is below.

    "Samuel Browning, a staff member of Bullshido.net, spent close to 2 years investigating the claims made in Bannon’s book “Race Against Evil”[3]. For instance, Mr. Browning debunked the claim that one of Bannon’s alleged targets was tortured to death by Mr. Bannon on the 10th-story of the Byron hotel in London by calling up that hotel and finding that it did not have that many floors. Browning himself was contacted by the Rocky Mountain News concerning the story, and the information he provided to reporter Charlie Brennen contributed to the writing of two newspaper articles on this subject.

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...495036,00.html

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...494972,00.html
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    lemme hear a hell yeah...

    wiki is actually the first place I heard of this site. I was cruising through it looking up some martial arts I'd heard people claim to teach in this area to see what was legit and what wasn't....and there was a choir of angels and bullshido appeared.
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    Me too, I found Bullshido through Wikipedia. Basically because I'm interested of all sorts of net.kooks and fraudsters. =)

    Not a bad article at all either.
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    I also came to bullshido through wikipedia. One of the best clicks I've ever made.

    As a Mc, I think I should sue McDonald's.
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    I am curious about one thing, can Bullshido tell me exactly when this 2-year investigation began (it seems to be a bit vague on this detail), can you provide a date? I realize it's easy to get caught up in the euphoria of the moment, but I prefer to have a more objective view over the matter.

    Browning’s investigative work was used by Colorado authorities to arrest Bannon, and Browning himself was interviewed by the Rocky Mountain News concerning the story."
    I'm glad this was corrected, due to there being no actual news accounts by news agencies or the Department of Justice citing this as a fact.
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    On 5-16-2004 a thead for organizing an investigation was posted in the Black Belt Club and it was later moved to a special project section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel Browning
    On 5-16-2004 a thead for organizing an investigation was posted in the Black Belt Club and it was later moved to a special project section.
    Therefore, Bullshido acknowledges 'The Charlotte Observer' conducted their investigation of David Bannon more than year prior to Bullshido beginning their investigative research and that TCO were the first and only media outlet to have contacted Interpol regarding the matter at the time?

    It seems to be, Bullshido is taking an awful lot of credit for an investigation begun by some other organization.
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    The Charlotte Observer's articles (there were two) resulted in the author basically supporting Mr. Bannon's claims but if you want to call that an investigation be my guest. I hold a higher standard for such work.

    A more skeptical article was printed by a weekly called Creative Loafing and is featured on the Bannon article thread. Creative loafing also contacted Interpol, but said they could not prove or disprove Mr. Bannon's claims.

    Bullshido was the first organization to publish an investigation calling Mr. Bannon a fraud, though plenty of people had written about Bannon previously. We do not take credit for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's fine work, but we have the most complete coverage of this subject available to the public.

    Anything else?

    edited to correct specify the location of the creative loafing article.
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