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Acro-Fest 2006, New York Knicks Halftime §§ 2006, November 20 §§

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This past weekend the acro team from my school traveled to SAU to perform. It was pretty sweet. There had to be atleast 700 gymnists from all the academies and colleges/universities from all over the US. The trip it self was great. We went to clinics during the day and learned some new things to use for later events. The food was kinda weak. Who the hell can go through a day with one egg, 5 tots, and a banana, and drink(I don’t want to call it juice). I met a few people from different schools, saw some old friends, and even saw Riptide, Steelphilosopher, and Ms. Steelphilosopher. All in all it was a pretty good time.

This past weekend the team went to New York again to perform for the Knicks Halftime show. That was crazy fun, excepts for the part where we rode up in vans(don’t get me started). It was a 5 min show that seemed to go alot faster then that. I swear we put the mats on the floor and then we did something that seemed like a blur and then rolled em right back up. While in the process someone tumbled into the cameras which I found amusing. We also saw a few people. Christian Haydensen, or Anakin, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee, and someone i’m trying to find out his name. So yea it was a great time.

Below I will post the performance we did both for AF and the halftime show. Enjoy!

Poppin That ……. §§ 2006, October 17 §§

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Captain’s Log, October 17 in the 2006 year of our Lord

So this weekend was exciting yet frustrating at the same time. Exciting because I went paintballing this past weekend. $25 for about 6 rounds of paintballing isn’t bad in my estimate. So lets see, it was alot like I anticipated it to be. It didn’t hurt at all, so that misconception should be removed from the minds of every individual. I enjoyed myself because we played woodball and I went sliding around in trenches finding cover and all the sort. I was told to supress and move and I did that and executed it flawlessly. I think I got tagged every round by I did some shooting myself.

Unfortunately I have many negatives to talk about. First I’ll start with my equpiment. I was using rental equipment and for some reason some of the paintballs would curve drastically after coming out of the barrel. This agitated me tremendously because there were plenty of times I had nice shots and had it even gone straight if i was off, I’d have been able to correct it in time to still get the person. This was my only complaint with the equipment, although a big complaint, but hey its a rental.

So now onto the personnel. My team. I don’t mean to bad mouth my team but there are some things that were wrong with the way things went with my team. First they never moved. (1) The game would start and they’d move to their initial positions and just sit and take cover. Progression is the name of the game. We have to move up field. Me knowing this, I would surpress and move to a new position. My team, none of that, which lead to me being hung out to dry on plenty occasions where I’d just have to sit and wait. (2) My team did not communicate, I say this because of something AMAZING that happened. I will tell you the story. Imagine a H because this is what one of the bunkers looked like. I was on one side of the middle bar in the H for awhile and sometime along the line someone from their team moved into the same bunker just one the opposite side. A teammate of mine was what, not even 10 feet from me however he did not say anything. It would have been very simple for me to stand or reach over and just pull the trigger once. However I got out because amazingly he found me. I cussed out my team because this was the second to last game and I’d have thought that the rookies would’ve learned by now. (3) I was in a bunker that resembled a house. It had 4 walls and 2 windows on each side. I was in there by myself and had made it cleanly. It was a nice position in which I could counter from once they started moving up. They did not see me go in because I approached from the woods and entered the structure from the wooded side which gave me cover. So I was in, waiting, checking the marker to make sure all was set. What happens next. Two of my teammates come running into the house and just sit there. This brings unwanted attention and of course fire. This destroys the element of surprise that I once had. I get annoyed and bail out and set up shop in another bunker.

I need to go again with some experienced people so I can get better and I can actually have a real experience in paintballing.

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Never to Be Forgotten, Part 1 §§ 2006, October 13 §§

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There have been so many things that has happened in the last 15 years that have effected many lives. However people tend to forget about those things unless they have impacted them directly. 13 Years ago on October 3, 1993 while the U.S. was in Somalia under the leadership of Clinton two Black Hawks went down in what was supposed to be a quick mission.

NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND
Two snipers asked to secure a Black Hawk site in which they had no idea when reinforcements would arrive.

Courage, the highest gift, that scorns to bend To mean devices for a sordid end. Courage–an independent spark from Heaven’s bright throne, By which the soul stands raised, triumphant high, alone. Great in itself, not praises of the crowd, Above all vice, it stoops not to be proud. Courage, the mighty attribute of powers above, By which those great in war, are great in love. The spring of all brave acts is seated here, As falsehoods draw their sordid birth from fear. — George Farguhar

A coward turns away, but a brave man’s choice is danger. — Euripides

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. — Gilbert Chesterton

Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival. — Carlos Romulo

No one’s death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness. — Hermann Broch

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. — Albert Pike

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.  — Henry  Beecher
These men may not be well known for what they have done to the nation. To the families who lost them and to the family of the man they saved, they will never be forgotten.

HOOAH

Never to Be Forgotten, Part 2 §§ 2006, October 13 §§

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Gary Gordon was born in Lincoln, Maine in 1960. Master Sergeant (MSG) Gordon, U.S. Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on October 3, 1993 while serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Master Sergeant Gary GordonGordon’s sniper team provided precision fire from the lead helicopter during an assault and at two helicopter crash sites, while subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenade fire. When MSG Gordon learned that ground forces were not immediately available to secure the second crash site of Super 64, he and another sniper, Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart unhesitatingly volunteered to be inserted to protect the four critically wounded personnel, despite being well aware of the large and growing number of hostile Somalis closing in on the site.

After his third request to be inserted, Gordon received permission to perform his volunteer mission. When debris and enemy ground fires at the site caused them to abort the first attempt, he was inserted one hundred meters south of the crash site. Shortly after, the Blackhawk that had inserted Gordon and Shughart was hit by an RPG, but managed to crash land back at the U.S. controlled airport.

Equipped with only his sound-suppressed CAR-15 and Colt M1911 .45 caliber pistol, Gordon and his fellow sniper, while under intense small arms fire from the enemy, fought their way through a dense maze of shanties and shacks to reach the critically injured crew members of Super 64. He immediately pulled pilot Mike Durant and the other crew members from the aircraft, establishing a perimeter which placed him and his fellow sniper in the most vulnerable position.

Gordon used his custom sniper rifle and side arm to kill an undetermined number of attackers. He was down to his last magazine and had used half of it before he was fatally wounded. Fellow Delta sniper Shughart then took Gordon’s CAR-15 to Durant for him to use. Gordon’s actions saved the pilot’s life.

Never To Be Forgotten, Part 3 §§ 2006, October 12 §§

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Sergeant First Class (SFC) Shughart, U.S. Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on October 3, 1993 , while serving as a Sniper Team Member, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Sergeant First Class Randall ShughartShughart provided precision sniper fire from the lead helicopter during an assault on the target building and at two helicopter crash sites, while being subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade fire. While providing critical suppressive fire at the second crash site of Super 64, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader, Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, learned that ground forces were not immediately available to secure the site. Shughart and his team leader unhesitatingly volunteered to be inserted to protect the four critically wounded personnel, despite being well aware of the growing number of enemy personnel closing in on the site.

After their third request to be inserted, Shughart and his team leader received permission to perform this volunteer mission. When debris and enemy ground fire at the site caused them to abort the first attempt, he and his team leader were inserted one hundred meters south of the crash site. Shortly after, the Blackhawk that had inserted Gordon and Shughart was hit by an RPG, but managed to crash land back at the U.S. controlled airport.

Equipped with only his M-14 rifle and a Colt M1911 .45 caliber pistol, SFC Shughart and his team leader, while under intense small arms fire from the enemy, fought their way through a dense maze of shanties and shacks to reach the critically injured crew members of Super Six Four. He pulled the crew members, including pilot Mike Durant, from the aircraft, and established a perimeter which placed him and his fellow sniper in the most vulnerable position.

Shughart used his rifle and side arm to kill an undetermined number of attackers while traveling the perimeter, protecting the downed crew. After his team leader was fatally wounded and his own rifle ammunition exhausted, Shughart recovered Gordon’s CAR-15 and searched the helicopter’s wreckage, recovering several of the crew chief’s M-16s. He returned to Durant, giving him Gordon’s CAR-15 with only the last magazine half full. Gordon had managed to fire all but 15 rounds before being fatally wounded. Shughart then returned to the wreckage without saying another word. When he finished the M-16s’ ammunition, SFC Shughart continued to fight armed only with his Colt .45 pistol until he was fatally wounded. His actions saved Durant’s life.

Great New Sound §§ 2006, September 27 §§

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So the last time I was in NY I heard this hot group. Hypnotic Brass hailin from South Chicago..

Why Ask Me? §§ 2006, September 6 §§

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So two of my friends asked me a few relationship questions today. Not really about my relationship, but what they should do in theirs. I find it some what flattering because I was not having that great of a relationship although things seems to be better now. It’s humbling in a way and somewhat scary for me because I have my feelings on how I should go about a relationship, but I’m not sure that is how they feel so I don’t want to screw anyone or two people up because of my views. However I haven’t had any hate emails or calls coming to me, so I assume that either they don’t take what I say and do it, which is good, cause advice is not what should be done, just a point of view, or they do things their own way, which is good because it’s your life not mine.

Today I think I gave good advice to someone to wait because I think it’s what should be done and the individual agreed with me and then I gave advice to leave things alone in which the individual also agreed with me. I am in no way a relationship expert I do however think that sometimes outside people should be asking because their emotions aren’t involved.

Good luck!

Water It §§ 2006, September 6 §§

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Today I received an email that contained a quote that I found most approrpiate. Mostly everyone knows the saying “The grass is greener on the other side.” However this email I recieved made me realize something that I had not thought of earlier.

The grass may be greener on the other side but that is probably because they are watering it and taking care of it, putting work into the greeness if you will. This is not to say that your grass cannot be green but that you must put work into it to make it green. So many times people think things will get better with them just sitting around and doing nothing. I know I’ve gone through that however I have gotten out of that state of mind. My grass is green because of the choices and decisions I make daily. Wasting time kills your grass while being productive through out the day helps it green and grow. Some times if you sit around yea there might be rain one day that helps your grass turn or remain green however you can’t count on it to rain everday or even every week or month.

Just like weather there are seasons in a persons life that may help water the grass or not. Hurricane season for one, may cause destruction but hey the grass is green. There become times like in the winter where an individual may have to manually go out and care for the grass but with the grass will be green. During construction or maybe just because an individual wants to, the grass either dies or it is just time to rip it up and replant. *I am in no way a gardner so please forgive my lack of the correct usuage of terms* There is no reason be scared of it it’s just life.

Artificial turf is easy to maintain because it’s not real but it doesn’t usually look anywhere close to as nice as the real thing. So spend the time watering your grass. If you need to bring some over when you are coming back to your side of the fence. There is no reason to just wish that your grass looks as green as someone elses. Make it look even better.

I Thought I Was Bad §§ 2006, August 29 §§

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So this is my first multi-post day. I found out that my friend in acro recently lost her car. She had a brand new 2006 Honda Civic. I’m unsure of how long she had the car but it had just amassed over 2k miles. To me that is still brand new, the engine hasn’t even been broken in yet. So while in practice she told me that she no longer has her car. I ask “What happened?” Come to find out it was totalled. She said she felt my pain, however I think she felt much more then me.

When I totalled my car, I had it for almost 4 years. It was just about to 100k miles. It was a 2001 Ford Focus LX. I got a decent amout of time and mileage out of the car. I was driving when I rolled it over.

Main differences: 1) Her car was brand spanking new. 2k miles to my 100k miles. 2) She was not driving.

They were on the NJ Turnpike and she was sleeping while her bf was driving. He fell asleep at the wheel and the rest is history. I’m a little disappointed because he lives in NY and she lives in MD. So I’m going to assume that they were either going to or leaving NY. This means it is a 3 1/2 hr drive. There is no reason at all for anyone to fall asleep. If you are that tired there is no reason to leave or to be driving. Maybe it’s me. I love to drive. My favorite trip is from home to school. Great! 15 hours.

So the guy totals the car. She told me she bough the car for 18k. Ask me how much it would cost to fix the car. I’ll just tell you. 27k. You may ask, how did he total the car to a point where it was worth more to fix it then it was to buy the car. I have not seen that until now. I’m sure it happens but it is rare. The good news, they both walked out fine.

I just needed to share that with someone. To fix my car it would’ve been less then what I bought it for. She says she feels my pain, I’m sure she feels more then what I felt.

The Beginning §§ 2006, August 29 §§

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Captain’s Log, August 29 in the 2006 year of our Lord.

So this weekend was pretty sweet and I enjoyed it alot which may amaze some. The “singer” came down, for those of you know me should know who I’m referring to. And we had a great time. We traveled, saw the sites, went out to eat, and just had a good time. Everything was relaxed and chilled. The “Singer” left and I felt good about the time that was spent.

Today marks the official start of class. I’m not fully cleared but I do have my classes. I’m looking forward to taking some of these classes. I’m taking a philosophy class that I believe I’m going to enjoy to the fullest. It is a hour and a half class but it felt like 20 mins. It was great. Some of the questions that already were asked made me think. Should a democracy allow the people to vote away their rights? Things like that. Nothing to extravegent but it makes you think.

I’m also taking a International Relations class from the same teacher as the philosophy instructor. The guy is just real chill and laid back. I didn’t think I’d be into this class because I’m not into politics to much, but it seems like it will be interesting. We have 2 papers to do and lots of reading but I think I’ll appreciate doing them and have a good time.

School is going to be interesting this year. I need to take Calc 2 at a comm college because the calc2 offered at my school conflicts with a 400 level class that I need to take. So that requires my only free night to be devoted to Calc2. I’ve started to train for track for next semester and I’m still doing acro. I made stunt team which is the elite team. So now my performances have moved up from roughly 15-20 to 45 or so. I might be required to stay in practice a little longer but it’s what I do.

The beginning is looking good. Crazy, hectic, but good. I have alot of free time during the day to work and get my school work done. So I should be able to manage things if I plan and use my time correctly.

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