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About Me

Well lets see, stuff about me... Veteran, Navy Admiral's Staff 2nd Fleet. I practice Kendo as my primary martial art. I am also a ranking Iaidoist (Japanese Sword). Working on a Master's in International Forensics' Accounting. Filmmaker, originally commercials, now working on my first feature comedy film, should be released Summer or Fall of 2016.

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Sunday Morning Music Videos...!

It's been week filled with ups and downs.

Republicans showing again the reason they hate government so much is because their so bad at it.

The new Pope breaks with tradition at the beginning of his reign and already ticking off old school conservatives, that alone gives him a plus proving so far that as a Jesuit, they deserve the reputation of Rebels.
Behind it all Remember we are all DUers/Progressives, diversity is our strength.
And now our Zen Moment


Wavin Flag

Death Or Love (Action,2013,JAPAN) FULL MOVIE with English subtitles


Beverly Hall, 34 others indicted in Atlanta schools cheating scandal


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The supposed transformation of Atlanta Public Schools overseen by former Superintendent Beverly Hall resulted from a criminal enterprise that victimized thousands of struggling students for years, authorities alleged Friday.

Capping a series of investigations that spanned four years, a Fulton County grand jury indicted Hall and 34 others on charges that they conspired to cheat on federally mandated standardized tests from at least 2005 to 2010. Further, the grand jury charged, Hall, several top aides, principals and teachers engaged in the scheme for their own financial gain. And with investigators closing in, the jury said, Hall and others lied to cover up their crimes.

Hall inculcated an atmosphere that encouraged using any means necessary to achieve test-score targets, the indictment said, and then “publicly misrepresented the academic performance of schools throughout APS.” Pressuring subordinates to produce targeted scores, the indictment said, “created an environment where achieving the desired end result was more important than the students’ education.”
“This is nothing but pervasive and rank thuggery,” said Richard Hyde, one of the special investigators appointed in 2010 by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue to delve into what has become the largest academic cheating scandal in U.S. history.

The indictment served as a resounding refutation of Hall’s assertions that Atlanta had found the secret formula that had long eluded educators elsewhere: how to get strong performances from poor, mostly minority students in decaying urban schools. For her efforts, Hall was named the national superintendent of the year in 2009.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/beverly-hall-34-others-indicted-in-atlanta-schools/nW7mX/

UPDATE: From Planetary Resources -The Space Asteroid Mining Company

Planetary Resources tech update, January 2013

From 2012:

Cosmic Journeys -Voyage to Alpha Centauri: First Interstellar Space Flight .

Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to our Sun and the most likely destination for our first journey beyond the solar system.

Shugo Tokumaru - "Katachi" (Official Music Video) .

How to Buy Dirty Bombs on the Black Market (Documentary)

On the black market in Bulgaria enough money can buy anything from women and drugs to fully functioning nuclear warheads.

Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti shop for dirty bombs in the Bulgarian black market. After you see the relative ease with which they were able to meet a real, in the flesh, black market arms dealer.

Thats Impossible! - Real Terminators-Robots that think, move like humans and fight our wars

Robots that think, move like humans and fight our wars--Real Terminators--may now be possible. At leading universities and covert government labs, robots are now being developed in man's image; cyborgs with superhuman strength, machines that may eventually be able to make decisions, even kill on their own. But will these very robots designed to protect us ultimately turn on their masters?

Joma Shinji - Kyudo (Japanese Archery) Exorcism Ritual for New Years

Toshiya - Pretty Japanese Girls in Kimono doing Kyudo (Japanese Archery) in Kyoto

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