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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by hskwarrior View Post
    a real bum rush!!!!!

    (ok he's not a mma fighter - i lied)
    They are all pussies. At least the guy who got it confronted them all and when it was over, he walked away. All those hits and people and no damage? That was no different than a schoolyard swarming. They even had weapons and no damage. Weak.

  2. #32
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    A two-fer

    This reminds me of our skate ninja (even tho he wields sai instead of nunchuks). I never did understand the appeal of this shirt...
    Nunchuck Kid’ swings through campus
    By Lorena Hernandez
    Staff Writer
    Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012

    A new light emerges on the mysterious “nunchuck kid” as he gains attention for cruising on his skateboard while simultaneously swinging his nunchucks around campus, never sticking to a single location.

    Questions still surround the “nunchuck kid,” with safety concerns at the forefront, but many do not know who he is, as he seems to come out at different times, adding to his allure.

    Head of Public Safety Patrick Linfante said that he had never seen the student.

    Linfante also added that he is concerned with the safety issue this “nunchuck kid” brings to campus.

    Linfante elaborated on the allowance of them on campus. “It is not illegal to own (nunchucks) in the state (of New Jersey), but we prohibit them on campus for safety reasons,” Linfante said.

    Safety is Seton Hall University’s primary concern for the good of all the students, according to Linfante.

    Student Ashley Anthony nunchucks can be seen as a form of a weapon carried by the student.

    “It could be a weapon that might hurt someone,” Anthony said. “But as long as he does not hurt anyone around him I guess it’s okay.”

    The nunchuck kid is not seen as a threat by anyone, to any faculty’s or student’s knowledge, but the nunchucks themselves still make some students a little wary.

    Junior Ashlie Verano said she would be a little frightened if she saw this person, but since no one has been hurt, no one should say anything to him.

    “I mean, if he hasn’t done any real harm, then why does it hurt if he wants to swing his nunchucks around,” Verano said. “So just let the kid be.”

    No one has complained about any incidents incurred by the “nunchuck kid” but safety is still a concern, according to Linfante.

    Even though no one has reported being hurt by this student carrying nun chucks, Linfante said he still believes this could be a dangerous situation and wants to talk to this person.

    Students have reported seeing this “nunchuck kid” in various locations like the campus Green and near Corrigan Hall.

    Freshman Alaira Brenton spotted him near the Green.

    “He was on the Green, under a tree swinging his nunchuck,” Brenton said. “He really caught my attention,”

    Brenton said she agrees that as long as he isn’t hurting anyone he should nun chuck away.”

    The “nunchuck kid” is gaining fame throughout the campus, but most Seton Hall students still don’t know who he is, like student Kate Molinari.

    “I don’t know who he is,” Molinari said. “But I’d like to see that.”

    Students all over Seton Hall’s campus are left wondering about the identity of this mysterious figure that is gaining a name for himself in Seton Hall news.

    Although many have heard about this nunchucking kid, not kidy have seen him , adding to his elusiveness.

    Freshman Albery Paula said that she would love to see him.

    “I have heard of him but never have seen him,” Paula said.

    Paula said even though she has never seen him in person, she knows enough about him because everyone is talking about him.

    Even though students have caught a glimpse of the mystery nunchucking kid he evades the eyes of most students.

    Sop****re Nicole Fischer says she is interested to see this mystery ‘nunchucking’ kid, and wonders why she has not yet.

    “I have never seen this person, but I would really like to,” Fischer said. “The entire thing seems pretty crazy but I kind of want to meet this person. He seems interesting, I mean who else does this?”

    Fischer added that she has never seen him makes it more interesting.

    Many have seen him by chance and others because they have come too close to the flying nunchucks.

    Linfante said he would like for the “nunchuck kid” to come down to Public Safety and have a talk.
    The moral of this story is that drugs and nunchucks don't mix.
    Police: 'Naked intruder' had drugs, nunchucks in car
    Written by Jill K. Dion
    Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:22

    Benjamin Prue, the 25-year-old former Trumbull High standout athlete who was shot after allegedly breaking into a Milford home in July, was in Milford Superior Court Monday in response to home invasion and some new charges.

    Faced with new violations stemming from that July 21 home invasion, Prue's cases were consolidated and continued to Oct. 9.

    The young man has gained notoriety not only for his athletic past but also for his lack of clothing during the alleged home invasion, leading local media to dub him "the naked intruder." He entered the court room with a line of others who have been held in police custody: Prue wore an oversized gray sweatshirt and glasses. His hair was shaved close, and he did not speak during the proceedings.

    His attorney, Edward Gavin, said that on Monday morning a judge moved Prue's case from the downstairs court to the upstairs court, where more serious crimes are heard. On Monday afternoon, the court agreed to consolidate the old and new charges that police presented. All will be heard in the upstairs courtroom when the case continues next month, Gavin said.

    Prue was initially charged with home invasion, first degree burglary, assault on an elderly victim, threatening, interfering with police and resisting arrest.

    This week, police charged him with carrying a weapon in his vehicle, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Gavin said the additional charges stem from the night he was arrested. Police said at the time that Prue did not have a weapon, but they later reportedly found nunchucks in his car.

    Prue has been held at the Bridgeport Correctional Center on a $300,000 bond. His bond was increased another $500 with the new charges filed Monday.

    Milford homeowner Gerald Mirto, 67, shot Prue as he was trying to steal a television from his home in July, Mirto told police. The homeowner also told police that Prue was naked when he found him in a downstairs room, and that he rushed Mirto when Mirto told him to leave the house.

    Prue had at least two surgeries and was listed in critical condition for several weeks before being released from the hospital and taken to Bridgeport.

    Prue most recently lived in Rolesville, N.C., and is formerly of West Haven and Trumbull. According to news reports, Prue was an award-winning swimmer at Trumbull High School, and later at Virginia Tech and Southern Connecticut State University.
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  3. #33
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    OMG! Missed this one because I didn't watch the Emmys

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  4. #34
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    These are more like successful Bruce Lee Wannabes

    I found this from a link on the next one. Even though it's dated, it's too precious not to add to this:
    Man uses home-made nun-chucks to fend off guards, escape from St. Louis jail
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 3:23 PM

    He entered the dragon - and exited the prison.

    Lorenzo Pollard, 31, escaped from a St. Louis corrections facility by using nun-chucks he made out of his bed sheets and parts from a chair in his cell to fend off more than a dozen guards, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.

    Pollard, who was incarcerated on theft, trespassing and resisting arrest charges, made his brazen jailbreak Friday night as he was being led to the showers by several guards, Police Capt. Sam Dotson told the newspaper.

    In a fight sequence that would have made Bruce Lee proud, Pollard kept the guards at bay by swinging the nun-chucks.

    He then leaped to a railing and used the weapon to shatter glass blocks in the wall, crawled to the grounds below and somehow managed to scale two barbed-wire fences to freedom.

    The ninja-like escape is just the latest embarrassment to St. Louis' beleaguered municipal jail system. Its commissioner, Gene Stubblefield, was placed on forced leave before Pollard's flight to freedom for several previous jailbreaks and allegations he mismanaged bill payments, according to the Post-Dispatch.

    "The current system in the jails is unacceptable," Mayor Francis Slay wrote on his blog after the jailbreak. "Keeping the prisoners inside the jails is the barest minimum requirement, and it has not been met."

    Pollard's freedom was short-lived: he was reapprehended late Sunday.
    Maine woman uses nunchucks on ex-boyfriend who allegedly attacked her
    Victim of alleged jealousy-fueled attack in Winslow spotted weapon on wall and hit her ex-boyfriend several times before ultimately calling the police.
    By Michael Walsh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5:16 PM

    Christopher Rolling Fox, 33, has been charged with a host of crimes in an alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend, who he reportedly suspected was seeing another man.

    A woman fended off an allegedly knife-brandishing jealous ex-boyfriend with nunchucks.

    The traditional martial arts weapon — though unstoppable in Bruce Lee's hands — was not enough to stop the attacker, but the woman, whom police didn’t name, managed to strike him multiple times.

    She told officers that the nunchucks helped during her intoxicated ex-boyfriend's assault, according to Lt. Josh Veilleux of the Winslow Police Department.

    "She had the nunchucks hanging on the wall as a display piece, so she grabbed them … trying to get out," Veilleux told the Daily News.

    Christopher Rolling Fox’s resourceful ex-girlfriend spotted ornamental nunchucks and used them against him during an alleged jealousy-fueled attack. Although she struck him several times with the weapon, the blows were not enough to stop the attack, authorities said.

    The incident began when Christopher Rolling Fox, 33, walked to his ex-girlfriend's apartment in Winslow, Maine, around 10 p.m. after a night of drinking.

    Fox was said to be furious because he thought she was seeing another man. The couple broke up a couple of months ago, and she wanted to move on. But Fox kept trying to reconcile, according to Veilleux.

    Fox reportedly pounded on the woman's door until she opened it.

    Fox allegedly pushed her into the kitchen table and threw a chin-up bar at her. He also punched and kicked her repeatedly, according to authorities. The stove and refrigerator were knocked from their places, according to the Morning Sentinel.

    She dialed 911, but Fox ripped the phone from her hands before she could speak, police said.

    That's when she spotted the nunchaku display piece and decided to turn the Okinawan weapon from ornamental to protective.

    She grabbed the nunchucks from the wall and swung them at Fox, hitting him several times, police said.

    "It did help her," Veilleux said. "But he was still able to pin her up against the wall."

    She ran to the bedroom phone, dialed 911 again and told the dispatcher her address before Fox could seize the phone from her hands again.

    Fox picked up a knife and threatened to commit suicide. Then he locked the front door to trap her inside. But she managed to escape from the apartment when he turned his back to grab another knife.

    Fox was uncooperative when police found and arrested him, reported the Morning Sentinel. He was charged with aggravated criminal trespassing; criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon; domestic violence assault; criminal mischief; obstructing the report of a crime; possession of marijuana; and failure to provide a correct name, address and date of birth.
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  5. #35
    Okay that prison escape is awesome!!!!!!

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Okay that prison escape is awesome!!!!!!
    (Said in voice of Chris Tucker) UN-BEE-LeeVable!!!
    "Wing Chun is a bell that appears when rung.

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    Slightly OT

    But I just had to post this photo. Also, the article summarizes our nunchuk situation here in CA very succinctly.

    Nunchucks Are Banned in California...Except in Martial Arts Schools, Where They're All the Rage
    By L.J. Williamson Thu., Nov. 15 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Chris Pellitteri demonstrates the art of nunchucks.

    To the uninitiated, the list of illegal weapons in the summary booklet of California Firearms Laws might be mistaken for an algebra text. Full of unintelligible strings of letters and numbers -- MAS 223, HK-PSG-1, Encom MP-9 -- and obscure terms (thumbhole stock, flash suppressor, center fire, forward pistol grip) the booklet also contains specific definitions for illegal items: A short-barreled shotgun is one with a barrel of less than 18 inches. A short-barreled rifle has a barrel of less than 16 inches. A large-capacity magazine is one that can accept more than 10 rounds.

    All of it evokes the militaristic, menacing world of weaponry: sophisticated, technical, deadly. Until you get to the section defines the term nunchaku -- basically, two sticks on a rope.

    In California, possession of an AR-15 -- the same gun that James Holmes used to shoot up a Batman premiere in Aurora, Colo. -- is legal, provided it was bought and registered prior to 2000. Possession of nunchaku, or nunchucks, however, is a felony -- no matter when they were purchased.

    The nunchucks ban was added to the California penal code in 1974, at a moment when the United States was in the kung-fu grip of a martial arts craze. Sparked by the 1973 release of Bruce Lee's Enter The Dragon and spurred by such pop phenomena as the TV series Kung Fu and the song "Kung Fu Fighting," martial arts fever was spiking, along with a faddish interest in martial arts weapons.

    Menaced by the trend, Newsweek published a sensational article on nunchucks, called "Killing Sticks." The article's alarm bells prompted lawmakers around the country to contemplate bans, but only New York, Massachusetts, Arizona and California followed through, with then-Gov. Ronald Reagan signing California's bill into law.

    In California, desperate martial arts instructors made a successful plea to the state assembly the following year to amend the bill. It now allows possession of nunchucks -- but only on the premises of a martial arts school.

    Sensei Chris Pellitteri is a karate instructor with a studio in Upland; he teaches two weekly classes on using nunchucks. At the age of 15, Pellitteri made his first pair of nunchucks out of a chopped broom handle and a piece of dog leash chain. If, wanting a practice pair, any of his students did the same at home, they'd be guilty of a felony.

    Pellitteri would like to see the law repealed. Yet rather than express outrage, Pellitteri describes the ban as "silly" -- and describes efforts to change it as nearly hopeless.

    "Nunchucks is a subset of martial arts, which is a subset of sports, and you go down and down and down, and I don't see that being enough people to care," he says.

    It's "not like the NRA guys that call every day and leave messages for the representatives and get things done."

    Despite his 7th degree black belt in karate and a 6th degree black belt in nunchaku, along with 25 years of teaching martial arts, the 42-year-old Pellitteri looks nothing like a ninja. Soft, round and bearded, he's easy to spot in his black karate gi amid the white gi of his students. At the entry to his dojo, there's a faux-menacing poster that says, "The Pellitteris: We're Coming To Get You!" It's an image of Pellitteri, his 5-year-old son and his 3-year-old daughter, all in karate gear, fists at the ready. His son's belt is purple, his daughter's pink.

    Kids, of course, are the lifeblood of any karate business. Even while Pellitteri maintains the formalities of martial arts custom -- students bow as they enter and exit the dojo and answer him with a shouted "Yes, Sensei!" -- he rules the roost more like a favorite uncle than a feared fighting master. At the end of class, the kids line up and yell, "Thank you, Sensei!" to which Pellitteri barks: "Car Wash!" His students respond by clapping out the rhythm to the disco-era tune.

    As the kids class files out and the smaller group of nunchucks students files in, the playful atmosphere hardly changes. Although these students are dedicated, they're clearly not trying to become Bruce Lee-style killing machines. They're just here to learn Pellitteri's techniques, which incorporate a blend of traditional and "freestyle" moves, defined as "the flashy stuff that looks cool."

    Elaborates one student, "Nunchucks are good for learning hand-eye coordination, and they help you think about how to move your body, but they're not really practical for self-defense."

    Nunchucks originated from a rather primitive agricultural tool -- a flail for separating rice from chaff. The trouble with this farm-boy weapon is that it takes a significant amount of instruction just to reach a point at which you can consistently smack your target more often than you smack yourself. The San Diego Police Department, which employed them for a time, gave up after realizing that most of the available alternatives didn't require nearly as much training. Obviously, a well-placed klonk with a wooden stick is enough to ruin anyone's day, especially if that stick is attached to a fast-swinging rope. But a beginner could score roughly equivalent damage points with the handle of a garden rake, or any wooden stick you had lying around -- and possessing most wooden sticks isn't a felony.

    Pellitteri theorizes that because lawmakers who want to buck the NRA frequently find themselves outgunned, they do what they can by aiming for easier targets -- like nunchucks. In New York, a guy named Jim Maloney mounted a Second Amendment challenge to that state's ban but was unsuccessful. Maloney then took his case to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. There, a panel of three judges, including a pre-SCOTUS Sonia Sotomayor, upheld New York's ban, determining that the Second Amendment keeps the federal government from limiting weapon ownership but doesn't prevent state governments from doing so.

    Other than that case, there's been little initiative to have any of the bans lifted. Unlike the NRA, the martial arts community has no lobbying group. Pellitteri circulated an online petition for a while but never got enough signatures to effect a real change.

    The class ends with a game that might be described as nunchucks baseball. A student hauls out a Rubbermaid garbage bin filled with chopped-up pieces of Styrofoam pool noodles and begins pitching them, one by one, to the other students, who swat them in midair with their nunchucks, sending them flying around the room like gaily colored snowballs.

    Soon, the floor is littered with chunks of bubble-gum pink, lime green and periwinkle blue, as if there has just been a particularly riotous party. But the party's over almost as soon as it's begun, and it's time to toss the foam bits back into the garbage bin. Then the students hang their nunchucks back on the dojo wall, because, of course, they can't take them home. That would be a crime.
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    Don't drive and nunchuk

    It's a funny article so I pasted the whole thing.
    Eric Millikin's safe driving tips: Never swing nunchucks through sunroof while driving
    November 15, 2012
    By Eric Millikin
    Detroit Free Press

    Looking for some safe driving tips? Just do the opposite of anything you read below.

    Woman arrested for swinging nunchaku through sunroof while driving

    Carlsbad Current-Argus (New Mexico) says: "A woman was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation after she was seen swinging nunchucks from the sunroof of her yellow Mustang ... [Police were] able to stop [the woman] at mile marker 42 after spike strips were deployed."

    Eric says: I know it's not safe to text while driving, but there's no need for us to resort to long-distance communication through nunchaku sign language.

    Man with dead skunk hanging from car charged with DUI

    CBS 9 WAFB says: "A witness spotted a Chevy strike a guardrail ... When officers caught up with the driver, they say it was giving off the all-too pungent scent of a skunk. The dead animal was hanging from the back of the vehicle in a plastic bag. But the rotten [skunk] couldn't mask another strong smell: alcohol."

    Eric says: I can hear Johnnie Cochran in court saying, "You'd have to be pretty drunk to only single-bag your dead skunk."

    Man busted for DUI twice in the same night at the exact same time

    CBS News says: "An Ohio man was ... first pulled over by an Urbana, Ohio, cop when he was spotted driving an Oldsmobile the wrong way in an alley, in the early morning of Sunday, Nov. 4. The time was 1:08 a.m. ... At 2 a.m. the hands of time were set back to 1 a.m. in deference to the end of daylight saving time. ... the same officer was patrolling in Urbana's municipal parking lot when a vehicle 'backed out of a spot rapidly and nearly collided with my cruiser.' ... And so, for the second time that morning - and again at precisely 1:08 a.m. - he was arrested for drunk driving."

    Eric says: Presumably that's the Oldsmobile with the 1.21 gigawatt flux capacitor?

    Man slams car into house, offers homeowner pizza

    Indianapolis Star says: "After crashing his Mustang into a Far-Eastside home, an Indianapolis man had one question for the homeowner: 'You want some pizza?' ... [The man] told police he drank five beers while waiting for the pizza at a friend's house. He then left the house and was eating a slice when his foot somehow became stuck on the gas pedal."

    Eric says: He drank five beers while waiting for a pizza? I thought pizza had to be delivered in 3 beers or less, guaranteed.

    Drive safely everyone. Be sure to always have a designated driver when traveling through time with a dead skunk to deliver pizzas with your nunchucks.
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  9. #39
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    Not so funny

    Hold the phone... some guy cuts another cuts another guy up with a machete and then is only charged with possession of nunchuks?
    Novato Immigrant Pleads Guilty To Nunchuks Possession, Avoids Machete Assault Charge
    October 22, 2012 2:49 PM

    NOVATO (CBS SF) – A Novato man accused of a machete assault had the charged dropped after agreeing to a deal in which he pleaded guilty to possession of nunchuks.

    29-year-ol Sender Catzim is also being detained on a federal immigration hold pending investigation into his citizenship status.

    Officers responded to reports of a fight involving a machete on Leafwood Drive July 21 that left a 22-year-old man with a head injury and a number of cuts on his arms, police said.

    Catzim was identified as the suspect and arrested at his Novato home two days later. Police found a set of nunchaku, or nunchuks, a traditional Japanese weapon made of two sticks connected with a short chain or rope.

    Possession of nunchuks is illegal in California and several other states, along with a number of countries.

    Catzim faced assault with a deadly weapon charge for the alleged machete attack and possession of nunchuks, but the assault charge was dismissed in return for the guilty plea on nunchuks possession.

    According to his public defender, there was doubt over which person actually possessed the machete during the fight.

    Catzim, who remained in custody at the county jail, was expected to be sentenced in November.
    Get your nunchuks here (unless you're in CA like me )
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    But I just had to post this photo. Also, the article summarizes our nunchuk situation here in CA very succinctly.
    Big change from when I was growing up in LA. I used to walk around with nunchuku sticking out of the back of my pants and nobody stopped me. (The best place to buy
    them was the Okinawan place on Pico BLvd. Went out of business ages ago.)

    When I was teaching in Covina, CA a lifetime ago, I taught kids nunchuku as part of warm up routine. I couldn't get them to do forearm strengthening drills for 20 reps but with nunchuks they would go at it until I tell them to stop. Ah, memories.

  11. #41
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    Slightly OT...

    Actually, this is a good day for future Bruce Lees.

    Baby Nunchucks Rattle - Ninja Nunchaku

    Is your baby a ninja? is your baby skilled in the art of Nunchaku-Do? If so or if you would like to train your baby to be a ninja then this is the rattle.

    Soft plushy rattle perfect for early training.. and more perfect for hip parents who will probably have just as much fun bopping each other with this rattle as the baby will!

    Baby Numchucks come in a bento togo box perfect for gift giving at baby showers!

    Nunchucks are available without the rattle for older ninjas as well as Nunchuck pillows for the ultimate ninja pillow fight:
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    a two-fer because I've not been monitoring this newsfeed lately

    Woah now, "mixed martial arts weapons"? That's so wrong.

    Hampton Beach weapons sales hard to enforce
    Controversy arises over town weapon ordinances

    The 2nd Amendment Gifts & Military Souvenirs store on the Hampton Beach strip sells T-shirts, switchblades and air-soft guns.Raya Al-Hashmi photo

    Nick B. Reid
    By Nick B. Reid
    August 03, 2013 2:00 AM

    HAMPTON BEACH — John Gebhart, who was shot in the back years ago by a blow dart while gardening on Ocean Boulevard, thought two ordinances adopted in 2011 were going to curb the sale of those sorts of weapons at Hampton Beach.

    But now, Gebhart and his wife, Linda, are surprised to see what seem to be new stores with more violent faces than those that existed before, despite the law.

    Linda said Mohab Sharabia, who runs most of the shops on the B Block, "is like an insidious cancer that's getting his tentacles into all these stores" and most recently opened up what she deemed "an ice-cream/weapons store."

    The first change to the town ordinance adopted in 2011, defined "mixed martial arts weapons" as "throwing stars, throwing darts, nunchaku, blow guns (and) any other objects designed for use in martial arts that are capable of being used as lethal or dangerous weapons," and it says their sale "shall be restricted to an area at the back of the store enclosed by a wall creating a separation from the rest of the store and kept in locked cases not accessible to the public."

    The other, a petitioned warrant article related to zoning, says that no business selling "deadly mixed martial arts weapons" shall be permitted within 2,000 feet of schools or parks, which includes the beach.

    The Gebharts said they felt the intention of the voters, who accepted both articles by nearly a 5:1 margin, was clear: They don't want their family beach being characterized by weapons.

    So, what are they to think when they see new signs cropping up in the B Block, such as the "2nd Amendment Gifts and Souvenirs" store, which displays T-shirts out front, with slogans like "iPac" and the image of a pistol, and a veritable armory of knives and swords in the back. Or when what used to be an innocuous ice-cream shop is tied in with the stores around it, becoming "Maya's Mini Mall," which still sells ice cream and fried food in front, but also has airsoft guns, nunchaku and claymores just a few feet ****her back?

    Sharabia, for his part, said he is complying with the town ordinance and even agrees with its ideology.

    "I agree to it myself. I have kids. I have a family. I understand. We don't have the items (in question) in the front of our stores," he said, noting there are signs saying patrons must be over 18 to go into the back section.

    Since he owned his stores before the ordinance change, Sharabia is grandfathered in.

    "If you see that there's items not suitable for your children, you don't have to take them into this area or this room, and you only keep them in the jewelry and the T-shirts and the tattoos," he said.

    Sharabia said the 2nd Amendment store filled an untapped niche on Hampton Beach and many families with connections to the military like to buy related memorabilia.

    "It's not new stores; I have five stores on Hampton Beach," Sharabia said. "Four of my locations we have martial arts."

    Those four stores are Mohab's Jewelry, which he has owned since 2005; Hot Trendz, which he has owned since 2006 and is now the 2nd Amendment store; The Third Eye, since 2008; and Maya's Accessories, which has now been connected to the adjacent ice-cream shop to create Maya's Mini Mall.

    The ice-cream shop leads back into a room with jewelry and weapons, which Sharabia said used to be part of Maya's Accessories.

    Now, "It's one big store, (with walls removed) so you can shop across all the locations," Sharabia said.

    Sharabia has taken steps to comply with town ordinances, such as constructing an archway in Maya's Mini Mall that separates the weapons from the jewelry section of the store, but it seems the ordinances may not have any value anyway, according to a discussion at the selectmen's meeting Monday.

    Town Manager Fred Welch said the ordinances may be "defective" and that the two articles may be "mutually exclusive" because one article "was petitioned and doesn't have the technical qualifications that the other ordinance does."

    "Therefore, it's very difficult to enforce. It may be impossible to enforce. We may have to go to Town Meeting to amend that one," Welch said Monday.

    Town Attorney Mark Gearreald, who couldn't be reached for comment this week, is looking into the issue and is expected to report back to Welch and the selectmen. Welch said, if Gearreald determines there's a problem, he would suggest that the selectmen work with the Planning Board to present a warrant article for the 2014 Town Meeting.

    Linda Gebhart said she is hoping something will be done to maintain the family integrity of the beach.

    "I'm trusting that somehow the process will work, that logic will prevail and somehow put a stop to this," she said.

    This one is random but local.
    San Francisco police arrest nunchaku-wielding suspect
    by Rob Nagle @SFEX_RobNagle
    A man was arrested on weapons violations and resisting arrest after swinging around nunchaku in an area with children in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood on Tuesday, police said.


    A man was arrested on weapons violations and resisting arrest after swinging around nunchaku in an area with children in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood on Tuesday, police said.

    Move over Michelangelo, there's a new nunchaku-wielding ninja on the block – and he was not afraid to come out of his shell this week.

    However, the home-grown martial artist was arrested in the Bayview district Tuesday afternoon, police said, when he would not put down his homemade nunchaku at the request of police officers.

    The suspect was reportedly twirling his weapon around in the first block of Cashmere Street about 4 p.m. in an area where children also were present, police said. Nunchaku are illegal to possess.

    When officers arrived, they reportedly saw the suspect swinging his nunchaku around in front of a group of adults and children. As officers got closer, the crowd dispersed. The suspect refused to drop the weapon, which led to a scuffle. The man was eventually taken into custody. But nunchaku were not the only weapon in this ninja's arsenal.

    A search of the suspect also revealed several homemade shurikens in his pants. Shurikens are commonly known as throwing stars and can be used for throwing, stabbing or slashing. They can be made from everyday items such as nails or knives.

    The suspect was booked at the Bayview Police Station on weapons violations and resisting arrest.
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    at least there were no arrests.

    Rationalists fight superstition with dignity and nunchakus
    N D Shiva Kumar, TNN Aug 22, 2013, 05.42AM IST

    BANGALORE: Life has not been easy for Karnataka's rationalists. To protect their lives, they have learnt karate and even carry a nunchaku.

    "The threats are real. It's risky. Unless a person has courage and conviction, it's not possible to propagate rationalism . They have killed (Narendra) Dabholkar now, the next person could be me. But I won't be out of it just because of threats,'' said Narendra Nayak, president of the Federation of Indian Rationalists' Association, who has escaped three murder attempts. He sustained head injuries in an attack, and miscreants tampered with his scooter brakes twice.

    "I even learnt karate and went around with a nunchaku. After a while, I abandoned the knife because I realized all that is needed is self-respect and courage,'' said Nayak.

    Hulikal Nataraj, who founded Pavaada Samshodhane Kendra in 1994 to bust Miracle men, said he gets threat calls round the clock. "I don't remember the last time I had good sleep. I became a rationalist after seeing a godman rape my mother in 1979 when I was in Class 9. That incident is still fresh in my memory. It gave birth to the rationalist in me. I am aware of the dangers in my path, but can't care less. Death comes only once,'' said Nataraj.

    It was the late educationist H Narasimhaiah who pioneered the rationalist movement in Karnataka in the 1970s. Reormers like Nataraj and Nayak have continued the social crusade. "The number of rationalists in the state has increased . But not many of them are courageous. They inform us about the exploitative and primitive practices, but don't accompany us," said Nataraj.

    Dabholkar's murder has only strengthened the rationalists' resolve ."It is unfortunate that the opponents of scientific and rational ideas have answered the issues through bullets... by carrying forward his work and spreading rationale ideas further, we should uphold the values for which Dr Narendra Dabholkar stood for,'' office-bearers of the Bharath Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Karnataka, said.

    Thankfully, rationalism is alive and kicking in Karnataka. "It (rationalism) is breathing. By the way, it's a thankless job,'' said Nayak.


    Social reformer Narendra Dabholkar's murder in Pune on Tuesday has flung India back into the dark barbaric ages. As we have seen in the recent past, there is just no room for dissent. Or for its mildest form, opinion. We ask meaningful questions but postpone the obvious answers. Can a society progress when liberal voices are strangled? Can a nation lead when it abandons reason without a fight? Can superstition be allowed to dictate political agendas? How long are we going to fool ourselves by wearing the masks of democracy and modernity? Shouldn't we as individuals fight moral devaluation and social depravation caused by superstition and black magic? But it is also our proud right to defend crusaders like Dabholkar. However painful it may sound, writer Kiran Nagarkar was right when he said: "I feel that this country is incapable of defending people who fight for the rights we are entitled to."
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    miscreants tampered with his scooter brakes twice.
    I don't know about you, but I hate when miscreants tamper with my scooter!
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    This is 100% TCMA principle. It may be used in non-TCMA also. Since I did learn it from TCMA, I have to say it's TCMA principle.
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    We should not use "TCMA is more than combat" as excuse for not "evolving".

    You can have Kung Fu in cooking, it really has nothing to do with fighting!

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    Justin Bieber in China

    First he has his body guards carry him on their shoulders along the Great Wall then he does this: Justin Nunchuks

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