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Fit for Combat

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I had a few minutes to kill today and finally picked up a copy of J.D. Johannes new book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1448638240?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1448638240″span style=”font-style:italic;”Fit for Combat: When Fitness is a Matter of Life or Death./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1448638240″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / For those of you not familiar witha href=”http://outsidethewire.com/” J.D.’s work,/a he is a former Marine, filmmaker and war correspondent covering Iraq and Afghanistan. For the book, he teamed up with professional fitness athlete, Nita Marquez, who is an expert in mental conditioning, fitness and choreography. She certainly a href=”http://www.nitasworld.com/gallery.php”looks the part /a of a professional fitness athlete.br /br /Anyway, the book is obviously about fitness and how to follow a system of training and diet that will put you on the path to being, if not ripped, at least looking good in a bathing suit. But the main point I gained from the book was that if your current system of diet and exercise is not getting you where you want to go, you have to change it, and that change is hard. The book has some good tips for overcoming these mental obstacles as well as detailed information for mapping out a system of diet and exercise that is right for you and that works. It’s a great motivator if you are trying to get back in shape. So, though I doubt I will ever need to be fit for combat (though you never know), I would still like to be fit enough to get through life. I think this book can help.br /br /Update: Jules Crittenden a href=”http://www.julescrittenden.com/2009/10/01/how-to-live-forever-part-4-fit-for-combat/”has more on the book /a as part of his “live forever” series.

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Drawing Conclusions From the Age of Obama

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

How are we to define Obama's philosophy and presidency?

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The Manchurian President

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Stephen Green

The evidence is clear: Barack Obama was kidnapped and brainwashed in his youth by evil political operatives — Republican operatives.

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America Awakes: Reflections on 9/12 (Part II)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

What brought the tea partiers together was their love of freedom and individual liberty and need for action. And it was inspiring. (Read Part 1 here)

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Over the River and Down the Path to … the Iranian Bomb

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Claudia Rosett

The Obama administration keeps looking for ways to pretend that Iran’s nuclear bomb program is no immediate crisis.

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In Defense of Political Anger

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by John Boot

It is the hallmark of a healthy democracy and a citizenry that cares.

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Racism a Reality in Immigration Reform Debate

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

There's no getting away from the fact that some opponents of immigration reform have racist attitudes toward newcomers.

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Women Don’t Have to Get the Blues

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Michele Catalano

Maureen Dowd is pushing the hypothesis that modern women are increasingly miserable. But it's not necessarily so.

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Israeli Minister Barak Escapes Arrest in England

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Phyllis Chesler

Palestinian groups filed legal papers with the Westminster Magistrates court accusing Defense Minister Ehud Barak of “violating the Geneva Conventions.”

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Attention Mayor Bloomberg: Lower SAT Scores Don’t Equal ‘Success’

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Herbert London

The NYC mayor touts Chancellor Joel Klein's "accomplishments" while test scores keep dropping.

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Juan Cole Gives Iran the Benefit of the Doubt

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Ryan Mauro

Reputed Mideast expert Juan Cole didn't trust President Bush for a minute — but he takes the mullahs at their word. (Also read Roger L. Simon: What the Iranians Are Up To.)

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I Come Not to Praise Glenn Beck, But to Bury Him

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Dan Riehl

Glenn Beck, despite what he has accomplished, hurts the right more than he helps.

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America Awakes: Reflections on 9/12

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

The Taxpayers' March on Washington as seen through the eyes of an ex-Soviet immigrant. (Part II will appear on Wednesday.)

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Who Will Speak for the Mothers? Glenn Beck!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Barbara Curtis

A mother of 12 attends a special taping by Glenn Beck for a mothers-only audience. She comes away inspired.

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Speak No Bias: The Times Only Concedes ‘Insufficient Tuned-in-ness’

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

The New York Times comes up with more excuses for its failures. Everything but the B-word, of course.

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Zazi, Homegrown Terrorists, and the American Mosque

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Annie Jacobsen

Was the Colorado terror suspect radicalized in an American mosque?

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The 2007 NIE Was a Deliberate LIE

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by Ron Rosenbaum

When are the pundits who relied on the discredited National Intelligence Estimate on Iran going to fess up that they were had?

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Great Moments In Cognitive Dissonance

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by Ed Driscoll

Andrew Breitbart has been one of the major players in online media since the late 1990s. So why is he considered an "outsider" to the world of journalism?

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Rural Mayor to Cops: Do Not Chase Criminals

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by Jack Dunphy

Mayor Sallie Peake of Wellford, South Carolina, is no fan of police officers’ obligation to uphold the law.

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Massachusetts Democrats Make a Hash of the Seventeenth Amendment

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

The craven demonstration of partisan politics by the Bay State legislature in naming Kennedy's replacement should be outlawed.

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Making Conservatives Less Angry

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by Frank J. Fleming

Advice to liberals about how to calm down those dangerous, racist, angry, fire-breathing right-wingers.

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CAIR Leader Tied to Nazi-Style Islamist Mosque

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by Joe Kaufman

Another day, another CAIR official linked to extremism.

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Give Us Back Our Bullets

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by AWR Hawkins

One year after the Supreme Court struck down D.C.'s gun ban, big-city mayors are still working to keep citizens defenseless.

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Roman Polanski’s Arrest: A View from Los Angeles

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 - by Roger L Simon

I’m feeling exploited, angry at U.S. authorities for bringing this up after all this time, and angry at Roman for not facing the reality of his actions. (Also read Andrew Klavan: Vengeance Is Nolte’s.)

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Germany Swings to the Center-Right

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Sunday's election results follow a trend in which Socialist parties across Europe have seen sharp declines in their popularity.

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