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Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger posted this video on his Twitter page last night, thanking his fans and fellow Twitterers for their suggestions on the state’s budget crisis. But what’s with that huge knife?

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By Commune115, July 23, 2009 at 11:29 pm Link to this comment

Wow, Arnold is really just a complete idiot. This is why the state is going down the toilet. Out in The Valley there are areas where the water smells like sewage, I’m talking about your day to day tap water in the house.

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By Outraged, July 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm Link to this comment

Re: Ah..nold

Just a thought, enjoy:

“Hari kari, also known as sepuku, is an ancient form of ritual suicide that defeated samurai, or those whose shame was ‘too unbearable’ would use to restore their honor in death. In sepuku, one would take a wakizashi (short sword) and dissembowel oneself. The less noise you made while doing this, the braver you were and therefore the more honorable, however this did not last long as not long after you had begun, a close friend, comrade, or enemy would put you out of your misery by cleaving your head from your shoulders in one swift blow of the katana (another japanese sword). Even though in modern times the prospect of decapitating one of your friends or relatives sounds completely against normal ‘friendly’ behavior, being asked to asist your friend or enemies’ escape from shame was considered a great honor, as was using this as a tool to escape. This is why the in the imperialistic wars that followed japan’s modernisation post Admiral Perry’s opening of it in 1853 to the west, the Japanese had no concept of the POW, as they believed that a combatant should either fight to the last breath, or if captured, die ‘honorably’ in ritual suicide, known as hari kari or sepuku.’

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_hari_kari

Kapeesh…?

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