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Amidst the rising animosity between the US and China (and no, I’m not going to use the term “superpower” for the latter half of that equation, hehe) – something came to mind.
Something that everyone knows, and precious few people actually SAY it – mostly because they’re too SCARED of censure – or worse.
Something China related. Though I love the country for the good things it has, I have to be fair and call a spade a spade, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. If that ain’t your cup of tea, go elsewhere, but this needs to be said, and I’m damn well going to say it.
Every time the U.S. or any other country makes a mistake – or does something right, or does anything, for that matter, we have dozens of people yelling up and down to support either side of the “Argument” or what was done right – or wrong.
And that’s great. Such as it should be in a democracy.
But yet, when the topic comes around to CHINA, and when (for example) I as a foreigner say or post something about China that doesn’t fit in with the “bleating sheep” mentality that the Chinese have instilled in their own populace and that the current crop of expats there seem to have happily picked up – what happens?
The exact opposite of what you might expect.
Apparently its “kosher” to say anything – either positive or derogatory about ANY country – but when it comes to China, somehow we need to treat the rogue nation with kid gloves?
Let’s get this straight folks, the current mess all over the world was created by ONE country, and we all know deep down inside regardless of our political affiliations WHO created it (and if you don’t then you fit the “bozo” category to be honest).
And as Donald Trump has been saying all along (actually, people with any sense were saying it long before he did) – China has been systematically looting, copying and pillaging the world’s resources – physical, digital and otherwise in order to make gains for itself, and no-one else.
Take the current border stand off with india.
The Chinese go apeshit when the Indians build roads inside THEIR OWN territory and amass troops and make silly, bellicose claims of “humiliating India again” (newsflash – there were REASONS for the 1962 defeat of India, and it ain’t what most people think i.e. the PRC didn’t necessarily have military superiority even back THEN).
Same thing with Vietnam and their water. Or the disputed islands near the Phillipines, and ditto for Tibet, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and all the other regions they’ve forcibly or otherwise crept into.
And it’d be one thing if they did it for the common good. It’s a fact, for example, that people shy away from – is that when the U.S and West in general does well, the rest of the CIVILIZED world does well.
NOT so for the People’s Republic, my friend. Not so at all.
And the most irritating part is that when someone says something about it, the Chinese as a whole, and indeed the foreign parrots there (stooges it seems to me, some of them, the way they denigrate their OWN nations that are HELPING then and blindly tom tom the Chinese) rise “up” (I use quotes for a reason).
“How dare you say anything against China”
And funnily enough, this isn’t just Chinese people we’re referring to here.
Hey, by all means say what you like about my country or any other. Have your own thoughts and opinions, and what not.
But if you throw a hissy when the other person responds in kind – then there is ONE term for that- hypocrite – with a capital H.
OK, enough of that.
But it applies to fitness as well if you think about it.
The gym bros, for instance, see fit to strut up and down tom tomming their show muscles all day long “for the girls” (that don’t really care, hehe) and that’s fine.
But when you do the same, and go to a gym, for instance, and sieze a vacant spot and start doing your pushups, for instance, what happens?
You’ll have everyone and their Mama coming up to you offering you advice – mostly all unsolicited as I’ve written about before.
And God Forbid you talk about their gym. Their holy grail as it were (much like the PRC seems to be for most of the expats still there).
And that’s today’s rant, my friend.
Might not be a “pretty” thing to say, but it’s TRUE.
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I've been having dreams galore my friend - vivid ones at that!
Can't wait to see what the day brings - good, bad or ugly.
But I thought about writing about this to you before loppping off last night, so I am now - and oh, if you haven't, remember to take advantage of our special offer going on - I see, as I check my emails, lots of you have already done so - "if you buy something using the coupon I sent out yesterday" - I'll match it!
That offer, as mentioned has expired now - but thanks to all of you that stepped up - and took action!
Anyway, to me, that - what I'm about to tell you, in this "tea inspired" email of mine is the endearing image of Glyn Bozo.
Despite his typical Tom Tomming, despite all the nonsense he posts on Freakbook etc - THAT is the real Glyn.
Face down, in his underpants, on the roads in Jieyang I believe - drunkenly snoring without a care in the world - after being kicked out of Chuck's beer house.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it that morning a couple of years ago on my phone - or actually, it didnt surprise me.
Nothing Glyn related ever does!
And Chuck told me the entire story i.e. how he threw a hissy fit, trashed their house, made overtures to chuck's girlfriend - all of these things (oddly enough, that girl kept inviting the bozo back - must be a sucker for punishement. Ugh) of course, weren't news to me. Every three months, the Bozo used to go "loco" i.e. Hannibal or Dr Jekyll - or was it Mr Hyde?? - and do things that would keep most people away from him for a lifetime, even more oddly, he's just show up later sober and say a whiny "sorry Chuck", and Chuck would forgive all.
Made for the ages that "partnership" was!
Made for each other?
Anyway, the latest was that the Bozo got kicked out of Chuck's house - showed up drunk again - broke into "The Chuck's" beer house (he made damn good beer - say what you might about Charles, but he made damn good beer!!) - and drank all of it up.
Got found out, and got picked up - literally- by the seat of his pants, and got thrown out - where he slept it off apparently.
When he came to his senses, he whined to the cops about how "he got thrown out".
Most places, the cops would boot him out too.
The China cops took pity on the fat foreign devil sweating nasty buckets and bullets under the blazing hot sun - asked Chuck and Kate to take him back.
Doubt they ever did.
I remember telling Chuck specifically NOT TO.
Anyway, say what you might about Chuck agin - but dude makes damn good beer.
He's not a thief either. Honest guy - despite his China Tom Tomming and constant "overtures" to me to NOT say it like it is (which of course, I wrote about here) ...
Sad he had to go the "Tom Tom" route as well, but hey, to each his own.
True, he wasn't exactly overly honest about the Bozo's racist trolling which he knew about for a long, long time before I came to know of it.
Bozo claims he started it.
Till date, I dont have a definitive answer.
But I dont think he did. Chuck probably chuckled a bit at them and never told me, but he's not the sort of dude that you'd call racist. I wouldn't at least!
These things can be FELT - plain and simple.
Anyway, that to me is Glyn Bozo's legacy in China basically - of course, from there, he got kicked out for visa overstays, then did drugs galore in Hong Kong's ghettos, stole money and trashed places there - and then finally almost got booted out from there as well (if they had the National Security Law back then, Bozo would be in for sure - though NOT because of "anti China" behavior - just general and utter lunacy) - and then Chuck was, for some reason, kind enough to fly him back to Ole Blighty.
Dont know why I felt compelled to tell you that - since last night?
But China, my friend, despite the fact they spread this damned pestilence and were fully prepared for it ... has changed a LOT since 2019. A lot, I'll tell you that!
From mandatory (practically speaking, since you can't really do much other than step out of the house if you ain't been panixated - no subway, no Didi Taxi, no restaurant or what not) panixations to enforced qurantines, to foreign devils getting anal swabs upon entry and much more - and of course, the Orwellian surveilliance everywhere been taken to giddy limits ...
... Lots of countries and places have, for one.
But China, and these Tom Tom's running around - remember one thing.
With mandatory 14 day quarantines at your own expense, I dont think a lot of these Tom Tom's will be doing visa runs etc any more i.e. pop off to HK and then back again to "reset" your 30 day or 60 day stay or whatever you get on the visa ... (which was intended to be a business visa, never a "stay" visa as a lot of these Tom Tom's did, running around on business and tourist visas for ages) . . .
Think about it.
14 day hotel stay - where you can't put foof outside the door, period.
On both sides of the border if I've got it right.
Then another 14, or 44 at your apartment, and then rinse, repeat.
Even the Tom Tom's wouldn't put up with that - the smart ones.
True, they may eventually work out a system for these sort where visa runs or whatever are exempted, but given the visa runs themselves are quasi legal in the first place, I dont think so.
And given that all visas issued pre-March 2020 are invalid anyway - and given that new business visas etc aren't being issued without very stringent requirements (you have to have the China panixine for one) - life for these Tom Tom's has become very interesting.
Sure, for those of us - or them - or you (lots of Tom toms reading this) that were already in China then - yes - visas were extended month by month on a humanitarian basis.
But China starting June stopped doing that.
i.e. we've basically given you visa free stay for over a year.
Now it's time to pack up, go home fellas, and if you gotta return, do so legally, and with a real visa.
I dont blame China for doing that.
Most countries would - and should (unless you're Hiden Biden who seems to revel in inviting a bunch of illegal immigrants in at the border daily with open arms - in most cases people that add NOTHING to the American economy. Strange, but predictable - with Sleepy Joe in charge, that was always going to happen, especially when he batted it off to Kamala who hasn't even been to the border, and laughs like a hyena when she's questioned on it!) . . .
Some of these Tom Toms's got a monkey job willing to give 'em a visa.
Some of them got married (pleasssssssssssssssssssssse Madam!)
I remember a Chinese dude in NY once asking me "why I didnt get married to her" or some nonsense to "get a passport or what not" (though he wasnt aware of my immigration or other status anyway - he just assumed I was going to "have to leave"!) . . .
I told him, nothing doing.
I dont marry for passports, visas, or stays - period!
That may be overly "moralistic", but in some things I am that - simplistic as well!
Chuck from what I hear once did that for some student loan nonsense.
Hey, good on him. To each his own!
I would NEVER do something like that - not because of right or wrong - well, actually it is that. It's just plain WRONG, simple.
Gaming the system - and while sometimes its acceptable, to me, getting married for something like that would spell out LOSER in big capital letters - in RED at that - to me.
And some of these Tom Tom's started a company tom tomming about "Nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww is the best time to do busines in China" (it ain't either).
But in general, most of them have quietly left with their tail between their legs, quietly steaming about how the country they Tom Tommed could do this to them.
Get real, fellas.
China doesn't need Tom Tom's of that nature - its the Tom Tom's who have got NOTHING back home and wouldn't be accepted back home as anything but bottom of the barrel scum and losers that need it!
And no country will give you free visa extensions forever - simple fact of life.
What I dont like most about the Tom toms?
Well, their blatant hypocrisy for one - like HERE.
And two, of course, the way they diss their own countries attempting to pass themselves off as Chinese "we" - and their OWN countries - their great democracies like Australia and the US - as "them" - and saying everything bad about them possible, while Tom Tomming the evil Chinese regime. THAT is what I hate the most.
And of course, telling those of us with a voice to keep it down.
Never have, never ever will regardless of where I might be!
Friend, here's the fact - you'll never ever be Chinese!
Simple fact of life ... and it's YOUR countries that allow you to go to China in the first place with those long term visas and what not (which have all been invalidated as of now).
And you turn around and bite the very hand that feeds you!
Anyway, I had all this on my mind since last night.
Now, I've told you. I feel better!
And thanks again to all of you that stepped up and TOOK ACTION for the great "once in a lifetime "offer we had going on yesterday - much appreciated!
I'll probably do something like that soon again ...
As for now remember - Lumberjack "Lodestone" Fitness is the next book out - hot on my heels as it were!
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I'll see you soon.
PS - All of this of course, probably comes as news to the Bozo. All he really recalls is "waking up in his underwear" in the middle of the street, no passport in hand (apparently he owed Chuck lots of money, and Chuck wasn't going to return the passport until he paid up or some rubbish - which Idont blame Chuck for, hehe) . . .
For the ages, this one, and the Bozo. Hehe. To read, simmer and stew.
But hey, as Bill said, my friend.
"If you hadn't done what you did to Rahul - then maybe he wouldn't be doing this to you now!"
Goose and gander, friend.
Roney was a smart dude who YOU trolled - made nasty comments about - and besmirched his character multiple times. You've done that to too many people, Glyn ...
Anyway, enough on that. Back soon!
(I'll share the pics soon on Instagram or what not. Rarely use it, but might as well! Including some specials which even Chuck doesn't have a clue about - like the credit card the Bozo was doing crack or what on. Hehe. All in the offiing!)
PG Wodehouse, I love you!
Quite a bit to get off my (hairy) chest today, eh.
First being China. For a long time a lot of people globally weren’t just sleeping on the China threat – they were content to “ignore” it for the time being.
Practicality, some might say ... (though I dont know – the shoddy made Chinese goods and “copy central” I’ve encountered in China and the very rapidly rising labor costs seem to outcut any of the other advantages, but whatever).
They were willing to ignore everything they do internally. Their lack of democracy, brutal suppression of their own citizens. Everything.
And then they sent the plague over, which obviously was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Now if there is ONE reason China managed to pull itself out of it’s post 1960’s – 70’s slump, it ws Deng Xiaoping, who despite his faults is a modern day great leader in my opinion.
And his economic policies.
I still remember his UN adddress saying basically that if one day China became a threat to the world, “the world and Chinese citizens themselves must unite against China”.
True story and quote (though not verbatim).
And Xiaping threw the DOORS open in terms of the economy, and the results showed.
Those were heady times. The WORLD was in a phase of progress (though keen observers could see what lay ahead....).
And the 1990’s and early 2000’s created a wave of entrepreunerus globally.
Jack Ma, Alibaba scion being one.
Matt Furey, another “internet” millionaire.
That was about the time the Internet came out, and anyone smart enough to know their ass from a hole in the ground USED it – and made a fortune off it.
(Yours truly made a considerable amount of dough working a "job" in those days, so never really got around to it. Pity, but hey. Live and learn!)
Would they still have done it today?
Well, thats up in the air.
But I believe YES.
True success stories dont piss and moan about tough times. They find a way – I should know!
(Some of the successes of YORE have been built during unimaginable Depressions and times FAR tougher than the molly coddled majority find themselves in NOW)
(Those of us old enough to remember or read know, hehe. I guess I’m dating myself by saying that, and hey – my birthday is coming up soon too! Stay tuned on that front. Something special planned on that date!)
Same thing for fitness, bro.
If you’re stuck at home and can’t go to your favorite gym, there isn’t much point whining and groaning is there?
Might as well take ACTION ...
Back to China though (yes, this one is a bit of a “different” email than what I normally send but so be it) ... the chinese growth story has been on the ROCKS For years for those in the know.
Yes, I know. The English teachers tell you how they can make a fortune there while barely scraping by (truth be told, even they’re coming around to acknowledge the painful dancing monkey reality) and the nuts living on their wives and girlfriends while masquerading as “China biz experts” or “China watchers” (in reality all they’re watching is their own bank accounts, desperately hoping for some “red” in that account – China’s the opposite from the ROW in that RED means UP and black means DOWN) saying China’s the best place in the world to do business, there’s nothign wrong with theplace, and thus forth.
Ask someone that has been dealing with Chinese factories for AGES now, including a nascent venture I started a couple of years ago that has been put on hold now funnily enough due to the plague itself.
China, I’ve always said is a giant and carefully constructed SMOKESCREEN that covers up the true filth of the place.
India is much the same without the smokescreen. WYSIWYG with India, and truth be told, end of the day, that approach works far better.
Same thing for my fitness books – of course – I dont mess around. I give it to you STRAIGHT. What you see is indeed what you get!
But anyway, the chinese recklnesses in extending inane amounts of state backed “loan shoan”, mindless infrastructure building (ghost towns anyone) and a general and massive economic slowdown over the ages they’ve done all to cover up is coming back to bite them in ass.
Has been for years.
The plague has made it worse.
And the icing on the cake I believe is Xi Jinping’s slow but gradual stranglehold on the economy.
China for those that think otherwise was never truly a free economy.
No private ownership of land for one.
And ANY business that gets too big is eventually taken over by the Chinese government, unless it strictly toes party lines which get more repressive as the biz goes.
WeShat, for instance is never in trouble despite it’s monopoly on the Chinese market.
But AliBaba, and Jack Ma seem to be getting in progressively bad books with the Chinese goverment in general, mostly because of Ma’s propensity to say it like it IS.
And he is SPOT on in that Chinese lending practices, government oversight etc needs to be TONED DOWN, not “increased”.
You either control the economy with an iron fist, or you have a free market economy.
Can’t have both, brah.
And Xi JinPing is slowly doing all he can to take China back to the 1960’s cultural revolution days.
Still not so bad that yours truly can’t blog about it, but there are lines you cannot cross. (despite the Bozo making these posts “famous” on WeShat, it hasn’t crossed any red lines).
But you gotta know what those red lines are. And these days, things are becoming increasingly tougher.
And the free market is all but dead in China now practically speaking.
Well, I wish I could say there is one.
Move away from China yes (in terms of production lines etc). Thats the obvious lesson.
Where is the question.
I’d love to say India, but under NM, much of the same thing is happening in India (though honestly, I’d rather NM 1, 2, 3, 4 and 1000000 and his inept handling of the economy as opposed to the Xi the utter dictator. At least NM has SOME sort of weird vision for the country as opposed to running it as his personal fiefdom as Xitler does. OK, I dont agree with it either, but hey ...).
Vietnam? Perhaps 10% there ...
So there’s no real obvious option either....
Wait and watch, but thats the tale on China my friend.
From one that truly KNOWS what he BE talking about. 2003 - 2020 and COUNTING, so to speak ... 17 years. Dang. Even I didnt realize it was that long! OK, lets take out a few years between 2008-2011 or so off and on, but still mostly in China. Whew. Been a while since I first showed up in the heady days in 2003! ANd I have some very very fond memories of thoset imes too! ;)
Yes, this was a rather long one, but given what China has done to the ROW, I occasionally do write about this sort of thing (have this year TWICE in the past).
Those articles ran well over 2000 words too, hehe.
Anyway, thats it for now. If y’all need stuff sourced from China and are looking for a reliable person to get it done than won’t BS you – let me know.
And fitness wise, of course – half of my products were “filmed in China” and the other half – well – where I “may be” at the time, hehe.
Be sure and pick some up here – truly what you need for home based fitness!
PS – We’ll be back to regular programming tomorrow. I gotta get these things off my (admittedly "hairy") chest every six months or so, hehe.
I can just feel it . . .
The China tom tommers, the naysayers, the lefto nutjobs, and nutjobs in general willing me NOT to say what I’m about to (because deep down inside they know it’s the TRUTH and has, as a friend of mine once said, the “ring of truth to it”) – and hate me for saying it even before I say it, hehe.
So be it.
Say it I WILL, regardless of what others want me to do my friend.
And as always, it starts with a story or two. ? (Hint, Hint!)
I was speaking with a friend from Taiwan the other day, a person that took forever and a day to get back to my “Hi” message. Which is all good, of course. She’s got business and matters in her personal life keeping her less than “not busy” (yeah, we’re talking China, so I better get roundabout too eh ?) so thatsall good.
Anyway, we were discussing the current situation, and of course, given the state of affairs, war in general.
And Taiwan is likely to be one of the first places (along w/the heavily militarized on both sides now India – China border that war breaks out, so . . . she was a little more than interested!
And a comment she made was interesting, if just for what she said AFTER that.
“I hope India and China have a massive war soon!”
Hmm, OK. It’s pretty much inevitable, and what she meant was “since China is doing the wrong thing and being brazen about it on multiple fronts it’s time for India to stare it down (as the other big power in Asia) an dtell it to, well, sod off).
And she’s right.
But she hates India. By her own admission, the “government of India does nothing”.
“India has a terrible human rights track record”.
Then she went on to refer to the casteism which unfortunately is still rampant in India. And the general shoddy state of affair, and of course, the crimes against women.
And she pretty much tarred the entire country with ONE brush, that being “I like India, but only because your enemy’s enemy is my friend!”
Now, was I “offended” by any of this?
In fact, I’m glad she trusts me enough to give me her TRUE OPINION of the country.
And as far as China and the CCP goes, the less the better on her opinion.
But here’s the point.
Amidst that entire India rant, there was not ONE POSITIVE thing said about the country. Despite us discussing Donald Trump before, and how by this lady’s own admission, NOT MINE “I don’t like Trump’s comment on woman, but overall he’s right, and we have to look at the overall picture).
And did she look at the overall picture, or even START to in terms of India.
Again, a resounding hell no.
And this ain’t surprising one damn bit. The Chinese in general (Han Chinese, NOT The minorities) have this concept of racial superiority over EVERYONE (don’t believe me? Do your research, and you’ll see!) and in terms of India, they’ve always thought the Indians to be INFERIOR in ever regard.
“How dare India punch above it’s weight (or what they think it’s weight is)” went one stupid little editorial in the Global Times recently, but I digress . . .
Racism, for those that don’t know is rampant in China, both amongst their own people and to expats in general, and is not only encouraged, but condoned. And if you’ve seen the “blacks not allowed” signs in Mc Donalds in GuangZhou etc that were doing the rounds even on heavily censored social media in China, well, you know what I’m talking about.
Words have a vibe my friend.
And the vibe I felt from what she was saying was simple.
Which is fine, of course. At least she was honest about it!
Now, am I saying said problems don’t exist in India?
Hell yes they do.
Big time, and yes, she’s right on a lot of those, but again, overall picture anyone?
Was Taiwan the beacon of democracy it is now when Chang Kai Shek took it over?
Hmm. No to say the least!
Is mainland China without it’s issues? Forced abortions, mostly female unborns, due to the one child policy.
An economy built on shaky fundamentals to say the least, with callous disregard for human rights, and the environment and HORRIFIC treatment of anyone that opposes the She She Pee in any way, shape or form (publicly)?
And more . . .
My point is this. Overalll picture.
But it’s funny how it works. My Dad once told me I “hate India because I think the people were dark and dirty” (along with the requisite facial expression).
Now, I’ve made no secret of the fact that my family and me don’t really have a relationship. Haven’t for ages, and it don’t look likely to happen any time soon.
But I gotta say this.
NO, Dad, the “white man is not secretly racist”.
NO, Dad, I do NOT hate India. I hate the problems, and most of all the fact that government is so corrupt and inept that they do nothing to address problems that should have been addressed EONS ago.
That doesn’t equate to hating the people, or thinking what you said I did!
And of course, this brings me back to Claude Bristol.
As we think, we are, and if Communist China got that way due to thinking and tacit acceptance by the Chinese public, then in India . . .well, you get the drift. Hate me for saying it, sure. I don’t care.
But, it’s TRUE.
Anyway, where was I amongst all this.
Why the West will stand w India . . .
Because amidst all the chaos, India is at least HONEST about its problems, and even the callous attitude towards SOLVING the problems.
People openly don’t care, and that’s at least taking a stance on things! I might not agree with the stance, but it’s a stance regardless, and I respect the right of folks to take whicver stance they so choose.
I have said often that China is all smoke and mirrors.
And despite what the China tom tommers blather on about “China being the next world power” (sorry guys, but it ain’t, and never was), their economy is built on the same thing.
Take away the gloss and glitter, roads leading to nowhere, glitzy almost empty malls and roads leading to nowehere, and you have the same sorry mess that is currently there in India, except it’s suppressed and hidden.
AND THEREIN LIES the NUB of the matter.
The ring of truth as my friend from the Marines once put it, and “India’s always been a little different!”
Or, even the lady from TW.
“India’s a free country!”
And THAT freedom, that OPENNESS and that HONESTY is, more than economics, I believe why the West is standing with India NOW, and has for decades (never so much as now, but they’ve never been really against the country either).
Democracy, openness, and HONESTY.
Sure, there are problems in both America and India.
But in neither country are those problems covered up.
Take the plague for instance.
The Chinese figures are obviously all BS. Even for a country that planned and released this hell onto the entire world (and stockpiled masks etc in advance), the number of deaths or cases reported is way, way too low than it should be or you’d expect.
At least India and America, and the rest of the civilized world are TRANSPARENT about the havoc that it’s wreaked on them!
There is no second guessing. It is what it is. No smoke and mirrors. Just the TRUTH.
Take it or leave it.
And therein my friend lies the reason why people will ultimately side with India, and the side of true civilization (indeed, India is reported to the oldest civilization in the world as opposed to overhyped China).
And are, for that matter!
And that’s my two cents on it. Take it or leave it, and this sort of thing is EXACTLY what Secretary Pompeo, Donald Trump, and a lot of others have been saying, albeit in different words.
And it’s about the FEELING.
What feeling do you, the dear reader get about all this on India – and China?
I think that one last question can answer this entire debate, and it also answers why I consider Donald Trump to be not just he greatest U.S. President of ALL TIME, but also the greatest marketer.
Not only does he say what people think, but more importantly, what they FEEL!
And that, my friend, is really all there is to say about that. Have at!
Ps – If political pieces piss you off, well, the Unsubscribe link is there for a reason. At the end of the day, I ain’t gonna muzzle my opinion on nuttin if you get my drift. And if it’s just fitness you’re after? Well, this here page is where you go my friend: 0 Excuses Fitness Products.
So I must admit it.
Can’t figure it out.
Don’t understand just what the heck the leader of India, an Asian giant and an economic powerhouse at that is thinking . . .
You on the list no doubt know about the Chinese aggression (completely unwarranted and brutal at that) that took place in the Galwan Valley between India and China last month, and (unless you’ve been living under a rock) are well aware of the Chinese atrocities committed at home (Ughur Muslims, dissidents, just about anyone that “She the pooh” doesn’t agree with) and the aggression against ALL it’s neighbors.
It doesn’t matter if we’re talking a rogue nation that capsized a Vietnam fishing boat recently. (Perhaps that’s what prompted the Russians to quietly step in into Vietnam’s waters and make sure that the oil rich waters around there aren’t used exclusively by the PRC!).
It doesn’t matter if we’re talking border disputes with all it’s neighbors.
Audacious land grabs in Nepal and Bhutan (two tiny Himalayan states without the muscle to stand up to the big bully). Disputes with Japan and the Phillipines. And of course, the eternal Taiwan issue.
And most recently, the brazenly audacious law passed in HK that pretty much criminalizes even yours truly sitting here writing about it (actually, if any of the reporters that wrote the pieces that you read about all this passed through HK right about now, they’d probably be hauled in too!).
Things are just getting more and more unbelievable in 2020, my friend. Truly the year of the survivor as I predicted way back in March . . .
Anyway, as far as PM Modi is concerned, the most shocking decision was apparently reached by both the Indian and Chinese yesterday (or thereabouts). A decision that (as usual) blatantly favors the rogues and aggressors, and (as usual) leaves India at a massive, glaring, disadvantage.
What the Chinese have been doing for AGES in India is salami slicing territory away based on vague claims that are NOT supported in any way, shape or form (other than the rubbish the PRC pulls out of his ass as “supporting documents”).
They essentially intrude, claim the land they intruded upon, and then (after a lengthy brouhaha) apparently “retreat” - - and then promptly start to claim the land AROUND which they made the initial claim.
And before you know it, in all the round table discussions, and the meaningless Chinese style of discussion that ensures that ALL discussions go round and round in circles with NO meaningful (if any at all) agreements being reached, the land somehow becomes “disputed territory claimed by the Chinese” as opposed to another sovereign country’s territory.
And they advance again. Salami slice again. And so it goes and so it HAS been going for ages with ALL neighbors; not just India.
You’d think they’d be scared of the Russians, but recently an even more audacious claim was made about the Russian city of Vladivostok I believe belonging to them! Not to mention the entire country of Kazakhstan.
I can only thank Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo for being the two world leaders bold enough to take a stance, and come out and say it, since no-one else apparently is!
And that’s pretty much Trump in my opinion is the BEST LEADER the WORLD has ever seen, hands down.
He’s sent into those two big boys into the Taiwan Straits for a reason my friend. Each of them has enough firepower to destroy a small nation, and it is NOT a coincidence that the Chinese FM issued a statement shortly thereafter saying “we were never trying to outdo the US!”
Anyway, back to Modi.
The agreement negotiated this time is apparently that the LAC over which the skirmish occurred remains what it was before the fight broke out, but this time there will be a buffer zone of 1.5 km on BOTH SIDES OF IT, into which neither army can intrude.
This LAC, by the way is a line that has been “pushed inwards” by the Chinese over the years, and India under Modi in years gone by finally took a stance, and started to patrol right along the LAC to ensure no more salami slicing took place.
The Chinese aren’t losing in any which way. In fact they haven’t even retreated from all the positions that they took over, and have actually fortified themselves along some of them, notably the lake in that area (I forget the name, but it’s a very beautiful lake indeed!).
And the Indians?
They’re being forced to build a buffer zone on their OWN LAND.
And in all this, PM Modi is strangely silent.
You see him doing yoga in the mountains and chanting “Om”. (the chant the yogis used while meditating apparently).
All well and good mi amigo, but when someone’s got a gun to your head, all the yoga in the world ain’t gonna save your ass.
And though the Indian army has apparently been given “carte blanche” to respond to the cHinese, the ground realities do NOT reflect this fact.
Lots of people are angry.
Some claim Modi has sold out.
Some claim Modi is SCARED of China.
Some claim he’s in cahoots with them.
And ludicrious though these Bolton like claims sound, some of it might have some standing knowing how politicians in general are but I aint convinced.
Not by a long shot.
The same Modi that brazenly and RIGHTLY responded to the URI terror attacks with a surgical strike that left the rest of the world in NO doubt about the “new India”.
The same Modi that stood the Chinese down and again, rightly so in 2017 in Doklam (Bhutan) when they were attempting to bully them (of course, they ended up retreating and then grabbing territory right AROUND the “disputed area” anyway, so who was the real winner?)
And the same Modi that ordered air strikes in retaliation for the Pulwana terror attack.
And the same Modi, of course that was wayyyyy back in the day refused a visa by the U.S. for his alleged involvement (actually, it’s “alleged” on paper; the people involved know what actually happened!) in the Gujarat communal riots way back in the day.
Just what the heck is going on?
If he’s sold out - - well, that didn’t seem apparently during 2017. And for some reason, my gut tells me that he hasn’t.
There is more going on than meets the eye here my friend.
The Chinese could not beat the Indians in an all out war, else they would have done so years ago, and while this isn’t a military blog, I’ll be more than happy to tell you WHY if you’re so interested, but for now, that’s the fact for as it stands.
The last battle they fought was with Vietnam which their mini skirt wearing soldiers (sorry Xi, but that was just ludicrious last year during the National Day parade) lost, and how . . .
Economically, the virus the Chinese introduced has weakened the entire planet.
And so maybe, just maybe, Modi is buying time . . . but again, that don’t make sense.
The Chinese have been hit hard too, except they don’t admit it. And their so called giant economy is a house of cards waiting to topple. Believe me, those numbers they put out are SO far away from the truth it ain’t even funny (and hence the actions taken against their own people that CALL Them out for the liars and bullies they are).
So I don’t get it my friend. Especially not now, when the time is ripe, and there has never been a better time to take down the wannabe “Hitler” that is threatening not just country but as Pompeo (I believe) correctly said and as yours truly has been blathering on for ages about, the WHOLE WORLD!
I don’t get it.
IF you do, let me know what is happening! ?
Anyway, this applies to fitness too. And how you ask?
Well, look at what is going on RIGHT NOW.
As the lockdowns etc quietly come back into place in many areas, people are sitting at home, scared, and getting FATTER than ever.
Many console themselves by looking at the ever expanding bulge in the mirror and saying “it’s ok. Its just for now. Times are tough! I’ll get fit later…”
Well, guess what my friend.
That weight is salami slicing your V shape off, and much like the territory the Chinese gobble up regularly, it ain’t gonna be easy getting it back.
It’s far easier to halt the fat when it’s piling on as opposed to AFTER it’s piled on.
Can it be done?
But it’s a lot easier to do it when the “iron is hot” so to speak, and when the belly fat is in it’s NASCENT Stages.
Ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away. It just makes it worse.
Ditto for weak links in your body, my friend. Ignoring them doesn’t make them stronger. It makes them WEAKER.
And that’s precisely why I’ve come out with Animal Kingdom Workouts - - a book that will truly challenge you and take your workouts to the next level, and strengthen EVERY muscle and tendon in your body like never before.
IF you thought what I gave you in Advanced Hill Training was tough, well, you’ll be BLOWN away at what I give you here my friend.
Quite literally so!
And fat on your body will become a thing of the past so quickly that you won’t even know where said fat went.
Or how it piled on in the first place.
Anyway, this piece is getting too long. Double my normal “length”, so I’ll end it here.
But think about everything I’ve said here my friend. YES - - this sort of thing DOES impact us all and the sooner we ALL COLLECTIVELY speak up as the FREE (and HEALTHY! ?)WORLD - - the better!
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P.P.S – Xi is often called “Winne the Pooh” in the mainland (albeit quietly, hehe) hence the “She” up there! ?