Thread: Bullshido Artist Ralph Severe
2/24/2010 12:55am, #841
FOIA - wassat ?? Oh yeah Freedom of Information Act.
Freedom of Information Act
"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
2/24/2010 1:05am, #842
When a request takes this long, it usually means there's a problem finding the records.
I'm happy to ask Ralph whatever questions about his service record, but counting on an FOIA may be a mistake.
2/24/2010 1:06am, #843
That's a pisser."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
2/24/2010 1:22am, #844
2/24/2010 10:23am, #845
By all means let him speak, so long as Mr Severe is willing to be honest, let's let him talk.
I am confused about something Mr Severe....
I all of the gendai budo, (of which judo is one), a shodan = first degree black belt, nidan = second degree black belt, sandan = third degree black belt, yondan = fourth degree black belt, godan = fifth degree black belt, and so on...
You stated earlier your judo rank is "a first level black belt", but on your website it states: SPORT JUDO(1st black belt)
So why the disparity between your two statements and what is the difference between your "1st level black belt" and the commonly known gendai budo shodan?
Is it an equivelant rank?
Also I asked earlier if you think that rank is meaningless, then why do you bother to rank your students?
I look forward to your response.
2/24/2010 6:13pm, #846
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2/24/2010 6:18pm, #847
2/24/2010 6:55pm, #848
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Then I explained to her that My Dog is black, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English, and has no frigging clue who his Daddy is.
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My Dog gets his first check Friday. Dang, this is a great country.
2/24/2010 7:13pm, #849
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For what it's worth, some native Japanese speakers don't say "first degree black belt" when speaking of it in English. They say "first level," "of the first rank," or "shodan." (This is to state a possible reason why Ralph phrases it that way.)
2/24/2010 7:27pm, #850