Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday

(Lee Seung-Yeop struck out in the ninth inning.)

Yesterday, the Dragon Lady served fish and rice for dinner.  The meal was all right.  At least the rice wasn't purple this time.  I washed the vittles down with several glasses of generic cola.  Carbonated beverages bring me joy.  But I'm thinking of switching to tea.  My belly is so big that I'm using it as an arm-rest.

I watched baseball on the tube.  The Samsung Lions travelled to Seoul to play the Doosan Bears.  The Lions lost the game 6-5.  The squad had a chance to take the lead in the top of the ninth.  Lee Seung-Yeop stepped to the plate with two down and a man on second.  Sadly, the 37-year-old home run legend struck out while trying to hit a nasty slider.

I paid homage to the Christ God.  I said the Lord's Prayer on bended knees.  No big surprise.  I'm not some dirty nihilist.  I asked Jesus to transform my wife into a friendly person.  I'm tired of listening to the woman.  All she does is bitch, bitch, bitch.

I went to bed at 10 p.m.  I had a strange dream.  I stood on a hill looking down on a supermarket.  It was my place of employment.  I walked into the store with a heap of plastic bottles cradled in my arms.  I dropped the bottles and buffed the floors.  After that, I filled a large bin with inflatable beach balls.

I woke up at 6 a.m. and drank several cups of coffee.  Then I read the paper while enjoying a bathroom break.  A man from Canada wrote an editorial about driving through the Korean countryside.  He exhorted his fellow foreigners to get out of their houses and enjoy the natural beauty which the peninsula has to offer. Unfortunately, I'm too lazy to drag my fat ass off the sofa.

I turned on Fox News.  The Five discussed Vladimir Putin.  I'm no fan of this shirtless moron.  But the Russian people seem to adore their president.  His approval rating is through the roof.  I just hope his never ending gamesmanship doesn't lead to a widespread war in Europe.

Anyway, it's time to don our tinfoil hats.  Here's Jim Rickards discussing the future of gold with Peter Schiff.

God bless.

16 comments:

  1. Smitty, to call Putin a moron is inaccurate, and you know it. The very thing that makes him a pain in the ass for the American "establishment" is that he's much smarter than the pompous A-holes ostensibly in charge of the US. Smitty, you have a tendency to use ad hominem attacks at random. Calling Gerald Celente a loon or Putin a moron doesn't add anything to the high-level discourse we are all striving for on this blog.

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    1. I'll try harder. But high-level discourse isn't my specialty. I'm just not smart enough to pull it off.

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  2. Putin is no angel but to me what is interesting g is he is playing the same game as the dark forces in the West back at them like a pro. It could all backfire possibly but I do think Putin is more a good guy than Obama or any other Western leader, he has integrity, kind of reminds me of some 80's actions hero with high principles. Anyway here's some Jim Willie to tell us what's what. http://www.goldenjackass.com/main5.html

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    1. Putin's a ruthless KGB thug who remembers the good ol' days. He's a dangerous man. Then again, what do I know. Plus he's Europe's problem.

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  3. The whole world is well aware that the American empire is ending. Even Merkel said so. All Putin is doing is calling America's bluff---"if I attack somebody and you don't like it, what the hell you gonna do about it?" The answer--nothing. The US is actually a very weak country. The American military estimated that 71% of the American youth are unqualified to enter military service. Plus the country is essentially bankrupt.

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    1. That's actually good news. Let Europe deal with Putin.

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  4. There's nothing to deal with, really. Putin is just trying to keep the territory that Russia has had for a long time. Who cares? Only the neocon chickenhawks.

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    1. The Ukraine isn't Russian land. It's former Soviet territory which was taken by force. Putin's a thug. Why glamorize a criminal?

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  5. ok, he's a thug. The planet Earth is chock full of thugs. The time is over when the US has to patrol the world for thugs.

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    1. I agree completely with what you're saying. But a lot of people are glorifying Putin's thuggish behavior.

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  6. I'm dismayed at the tendency on Zerohedge for so many of the commenters to revere Putin. There are a lot there who revile Preznit Hopey for being weak but a socialist tyrant at the same time, yet they laud Vlad for his strength. Those people -- who knows how many there are, perhaps on 10 loudmouths with lots of sock puppets? -- have some daddy issues. I think they want Vlad to bend them over and spank their asses until they're red.

    I agree with your take on Vlad, Mr. Smith. He's a dangerous, murderous criminal, Saddam Hussein with nukes and a bit more finesse. Look at what happens to people who oppose him, such as the guy who got offed by the polonium tea, or the many journalists/opposition politicians who have been shot in the stairwells of the apartments where they lived, or the industrial oligarchs who have been jailed/exiled or worse. There's a strong suspicion amongst conspiracy theorists that Putin and the FSB blew up those apartment buildings in Moscow in 1999, which was the pretext for the first blood-dripping invasion of Chechenya. A guy who could kill 300+ of his own innocent citizens, in order to seize power and stomp the crap out of thousands of (admittedly gangsterish) members of a Muslim minority group, he's a bad mofo.

    The trouble is, the idiots who run Western governments are accustomed to dealing with fools like Saddam or Boris Yeltsin. When they come up against an actual intelligent dictator, their lack of smarts is exposed. Putin's a sinister chess player who doesn't care how many pawns he kills. He does not care about modern concepts of human rights. Not that the brutal bastards who run Washington do either. They just put up a better pretence. Putin puts me in mind of many of the vigourous later Roman emperors. They were not always working from a position of massively superior strength -- the Persians, the Huns and occasional combinations of German/Gothic barbarian tribes could whip the Romans militarily after the Italians wasted too much of their energy in stupid civil wars. But there was the occasional emperor who got it together enough to reclaim parts of what once was Rome's.

    I agree that Putin is Europe's problem, not America's. If the wankers in Europe are smart, they will find ways to counter-play Vlad's chess moves. It won't be fast, and he's not going to back down from bluster. There's a danger that impatient Western politicians, who can't see much farther than the next sound bite, are going to do something stupid in hopes of a quick resolution. Once again, I'm glad I live way the hell out here in the middle of nowhere, planetarily speaking. My life might be cut shorter than it would have been in an era of peace, if shit gets outta control. But at least I'll live long enough to see how the first couple of deathrounds unfolds. It'll be like MMA with entire countries getting kicked in the head...

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    1. I agree. Putin's dangerous. Let Europe deal with him. It's time for the French to improve their chess game.

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  7. There again you are using what is known as an ad hominem attack. You're calling him a name, in this case a "thug". But what exactly is a "thug"? It could mean a lot of different things. If you mean simply a "tough guy" then that is part of being a world leader>

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    1. Ask Viktor Yushchenko what 'thug' means. He's qualified to give you a great answer.

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  8. I'm no expert on international law, but it's my understanding that right now Bush, Cheney and Kissinger can't travel to France or Spain for fear of being arrested for war crimes. Is Putin in that category?

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    1. I don't think Putin has to fear arrest from any European nation. The very sight of his shirtless body makes them piss their pants with fear.

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