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    The cost of this war. Like all war. Things are done to make "sides" hate one another. One could potentially win playing clean but you will likely lose your audience. Entertainment. Some audiences want hate. Some humour. Others love. Others direction. What's the main EMOTION for this audience.

    Cost-

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-the-money-go/

    not including the other runners.

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    Allies have bankrupted allies through loans to wage war. Now you are owned. And with no further revenue to continue to wage war you are effectively defeated.

    As warned via TV low tech ( LOW COST ) can still be effective. These are small battles. They can never win a war. They are martyr. But innocent life is lost. This is why we must screen as completely as possible. Why there must be clear lines not to cross. Why Americans should be aware of physical body language of sacred, upset, nervous PROFILES ! And report them. Yes, if dudes are buy machetes and rope and chemicals it is none of your business ? Don't be that person.

    Like spiderman found out. Stepping aside got uncle Ben DEAD.

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    Gymnastics Archery at the 2016 World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

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    History's Deadliest Weapons - The Composite Bow | Man At Arms: Art of War



    I was on the Mongolian episode last Thursday and will be on the Aztec episode this Thursday.

    Man at Arms: Art of War meets Archery.
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    Matt Stutzman

    Impressive. I'm not clear if this was a paralympic division of the USA Archery Outdoor National Championships or in regular competition. Either way, it's inspirational badassery.

    Man born without arms takes home gold at archery championship in Westfield
    POSTED 9:48 PM, AUGUST 7, 2017, BY CBS4 WEB



    WESTFIELD, Ind. – A man born with no arms defied the odds and took home first place at a national archery competition in Westfield over the weekend.

    Using his feet, Matt Stutzman earned gold in the target championship and got silver in the open compound final at the USA Archery Outdoor National Championships.

    Stutzman says this weekend’s results will put him in a great position to earn a spot on the US Archery World Cup Team.

    The Paralympian won the silver medal in the 2012 games in London, but this is the first year he is competing in the able-bodied division.

    Stutzman says his new tagline has become “What’s your excuse?”

    “If a guy without arms can get a bow and sit down and compete with the best in the world at a sport with them using their arms, what’s your excuse?” asked Stutzman. “Why aren’t you doing what you want to do? Get off the couch and get it done.”
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    archer vs. mobile phone

    phone wins?


    Australian man blocks arrow with mobile phone

    14 March 2019


    NSW POLICE
    An Australian man's phone was pierced by an arrow

    Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you.

    That was the case for a 43-year-old man in Australia who came under attack by another man, according to police.

    The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said.

    The arrow was allegedly fired after the resident raised his phone to photograph the confrontation - only for the device to become an unlikely shield.

    Police said the arrow pierced the victim's phone, knocking it back into his face. He suffered a small cut but was otherwise unhurt.


    NSW POLICE
    The alleged attacker has been charged by police

    The armed man, 39, was later arrested at the scene.

    Police said the incident happened in the New South Wales town of Nimbin, about 180km (110 miles) south of Brisbane, on Wednesday.

    The pair were known to each other, police said. They did not give further details.

    The 39-year-old man was charged with assault and property damage offences, and will face a court next month.
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    Bhutanese Archery


    Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times
    These Uber Drivers Are Stressed. Archery Soothes Them.
    Many Bhutanese immigrants who drive for ride-sharing services opted to live off their savings during coronavirus-related lockdowns in New York City. As they begin to return to work, their country’s national pastime has been a comfort.
    Photographs and Text by Raúl Vilchis
    Published Aug. 16, 2020
    Updated Aug. 17, 2020, 11:24 a.m. ET

    Tshelthrim Dorji, a 36-year-old from Bhutan, had been used to waking up every day at 5 a.m. to start his 12-hour-shift as an Uber driver in New York City. He stopped going out during the prolonged pandemic-related lockdown, and as he slowly returned to work as the city reopened this summer he found his already taxing job increasingly stressful.

    So to unwind on Saturdays he still wakes at dawn, but drives instead to another destination: a serene expanse of woods at the end of a dirt road in Shamong, N.J., around two hours from his home in Queens. There, he and a group of around two dozen Bhutanese immigrants — most of whom are also Uber and Lyft drivers — gather for a long day of archery, their small country’s national pastime.

    Before the coronavirus swept through their New York neighborhoods, the group would gather here only monthly for a traditional match, because the field was so far away and their workdays were so long. But in July, as state officials began to allow more outdoor activities, the group decided to resume its ceremonial games every weekend.

    Archery provided a way to exercise, socialize at a distance and offer prayers for the city’s speedy comeback. Most of the players had preferred to live off savings in recent months rather than continue driving — and risk infecting other members of the region’s small Bhutanese community. There were around 24,000 Bhutanese living in the United States in 2015, according to the Pew Research Center, with most in Ohio and a significant population in Rochester, N.Y.

    The archers said they knew of about a dozen people in the smaller New York City Bhutanese community who had contracted Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. All eventually recovered, they said, with the help of a committee of volunteers that coordinates donations of food and money for the sick. The Bhutanese have even rented a communal apartment to offer to people in need a space to quarantine, one of the archers said.

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    The group splits into teams of 12 then says mantras to Buddha before the game begins.Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times

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    Pema Rinzin examining his arrows.Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times

    “Especially in these pandemic times, everybody was alone at home,” Dorji said. “That’s why we created these tournaments to see each other again, to recover.”

    When the group arrives on the land rented from a local Buddhist temple — the same site where they have been practicing for the past two years — they brew tea and eat rice for breakfast while getting dressed in gho, traditional robes that are burgundy tweed or gray. They organize themselves in two teams of 12, sometimes representing the East and West of Bhutan. Their archery group, which was founded in 2006, is called Shaa Wang Pasum, for the people who live in three districts in Bhutan that helped unify the country.

    Before each match, those taking part say mantras to Buddha and pour an offering on the ground: a bottle of beer. At one end of the long field, they set up one wooden target with a bull’s-eye painted in a rainbow of colors and framed by red, yellow, white, green and blue ribbons. Another is placed 145 meters, or about 475 feet, away, on the other side of the field. Six players from each team hide behind a blind next to the targets. Then each archer raises a professional-grade, compound target bow and shoots two arrows. They walk to the other target to collect their arrows and then shoot again in the other direction to complete one round. At the end of their 12-hour day of play, they will have walked about 11 miles.

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    “You must concentrate entirely on your breathing, as if you had nothing else to do,” Tshelthrim Dorji said. “Then you brace yourself for failure.”Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times

    The distance between the targets makes it difficult to see exactly where the arrows fall, so they listen for the telltale sound of creaking wood that signals a hit. Each shot takes composure and balance to draw back the string, the equivalent of pulling 60 pounds of weight, while keeping a motionless center.

    “You must concentrate entirely on your breathing, as if you had nothing else to do,” Dorji said. “Then you brace yourself for failure.”

    Landing the arrow within an arrow’s length of the target merits one point. Hitting the target is worth two points. A bull’s-eye is three. There is no referee. The game is played on the honor system, with every player keeping track of their own points and adding a colored ribbon to their belt when they are successful.
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    continued from previous post

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    The game is played on the honor system. Hitting the target is worth two points, and a bull’s-eye is worth three.Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times

    Every time an arrow hits its mark, the shooter’s teammates perform a song and dance to honor the accomplishment.

    “We are all Buddhist, so it is not competitive,” said Thukten Jamtsho, 43, one of the competitors who works as an Uber driver. “We come to see each other, meet new friends, and bring the community together.”

    Bhutan’s relationship with archery is long, according to the players. Legend holds that the father of the country’s first king, Ugyen Wangchuck, used his skills as an archer to defeat an invading British army in 1864, and from that point on the king promoted archery as the country’s national sport. Many of the archers in the club wear pins with photographs of the current king on their robes. As children in Bhutan, they sometimes began practicing with handmade bows and arrows cobbled from bamboo.

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    “We are all Buddhist, so it is not competitive,” Thukten Jamtsho said of the games.Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times

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    Each weekend in July, one volunteer made breakfast and lunch for the group. A typical midday meal was rice with the national dish Ema Datshi, a stew of green chilies and cheese sauce, or a fish curry.Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times

    The activity is a popular way to socialize in rural areas in the country of about 750,000 people, and Bhutanese immigrants in New York wanted to bring the game to their adopted home, said Chador Wangdhi, 56, the oldest member of the group.

    Wangdhi, who is on the committee that manages the club of about 90 shooters, works on the administrative staff for the permanent mission of Bhutan to the United Nations. He is one of only a small fraction of club members who don’t drive for ride-share companies.

    Even before the pandemic, making a living as a driver in New York was getting more and more difficult, most of the archers said. It was good business until last year, when more cars on the road meant more competition for customers. Then the coronavirus came, with New York as one of the United States’ first hot spots, and the business dried up almost overnight.

    “Little by little we are going to return, but it will be difficult,” said Sonam Ugyen, 28, an Uber driver and one of the archery group’s youngest shooters. “We are thinking of changing our profession or looking for new opportunities.”

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    At the end of the game, the players will have walked 11 miles.Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times

    Each weekend in July, one volunteer made breakfast and lunch for the group in an outdoor kitchen on the field. A typical midday meal was rice with the national dish Ema Datshi, a stew of green chilies and cheese sauce, or a fish curry.

    Now that many of the drivers have started working again, though, they plan to return to their once-a-month schedule.

    They said the serenity gained from more frequent practice in recent weeks would serve as preparation for their return to the heavy traffic and the anxiety of masked passengers in the city’s changed landscape.

    “We come here to scare away evil spirits,” Dorji said as he took a sip of his suja, a butter tea. “The games are an offering so we can stay safe during the week, with no accidents.”

    For Ugyen, archery and dealing with New York City traffic can be similar challenges. “Both are games where you need to maintain focus,” he said. “But the difference is that here, in this field, it is only the body that suffers. In the city, driving all day, it is the mind.”

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    Rinzin taking a rest. Each day of play lasts about 12 hours.Credit...Raúl Vilchis for The New York Times
    Fascinating. We only ran a few articles on archery under my watch. I wish we ran more.
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    Streaming schedules on NBC

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