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  1. Of course we all remember this movie - Rocky IV, which is prescient in so many ways. Great song though, James Brown - Living in America. And on a personal note - probably not a great idea to dance before a fight. Although I do like the bull's head blowing smoke through the nostrils. Still as a metaphor, it entirely encapsulates America's arrogance to a tee. Here is a clip to refresh your memories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEtJ0GiOp64
  2. Guess I'm missing the point here but I've been treated for no cost, just like in Australia. Heaps of medicines, and surgery also, my wife just showed the family book. I don't know why people misrepresent this. I suppose I'm very well respected in the community but still. I'm about as farang as they come, Scandinavian blonde hair, bright blue eyes, Nordic skin. People jump out of their skin when I talk to them in their own language. Don't forget you are a culture shock to them - ask them out for a date 🙂
  3. It sounds like you're guilty for introducing him to Thailand. Are you crazy? You gave this guy a new lease on life! Also he helped this girl by buying this girl a house and commit to renovating it. You know, he might have been happy doing this for her and had some satisfaction of a job well done. You can't take it with you. It sounds preposterous but maybe he was reliving his early life - all the time knowing he'll be dead soon. I mean if the way I go out is having some hot chick riding me...
  4. I tend to eschew the internet these days using only a handful of whitelisted sites for things like weather, email, data feeds and so forth. I've successfully avoided things like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. Waste of bloody time. Because man, every time I start to look around, it's a sick, sick world out there, and just when I think it can't get sicker I hear about the Incel. Incel stands for "Involuntarily Celibate". Apparently they wish to avoid the whole business of establishing rapport with one another, maybe gently taking a girls hand on a nice breezy days walk through a park, the sharing an ice cream or meal, the tense and nervous time before you both discover you want that first kiss. No, they just want hardcore sex and they want it now, because - and get this - they are completely entitled to it - and this is what I don't understand. I mean even the dumbest Pattaya Addict board member knows that if you want to skip all that stuff, you'd better lay some cash on the table. They resent and are jealous of the fact that guys with girlfriends are 'getting it for free', which any normal guy knows is completely untrue. Girls can be a hell of a lot of work, you can do the tiniest thing wrong and endure the wrath from it for quite literally years. And God forbid you get married because you could end up living with an ungrateful woman that will decide to ditch the diet, not give you any sex and nag you until you enter an early grave (or escape to Thailand ) - then they'll viciously put you through the wringer using your money to lawyer up and taking everything you've worked for. Not saying that happens to everyone of course, but is well known to happen. Seems bloody expensive to me. It's such a preposterous situation - a seething cabal of frustrated guys beating themselves off to porn and complaining to each other how they are getting rejected by girls when they are not even trying. I think it's that they don't even really see girls as human beings. You know people you can actually walk up to smile and have a chat and flirt with while sharing a drink. Also for christ's sake these guys need to learn to handle rejection and be a bit patient. I think what they don't understand is that if you are rejected it's not always the final say. I've been with a lot girls that were just in a bad mood when you ask them and just needed a bit of time to think. I'd just say no problem and give her a bit of soft soap about how you're such an interesting person - next thing I know, it might take a day or a week, she's ramming her tongue down my throat. But yeah, if you're to dumb to realize that, then be an Incel. What a fucking joke.
  5. Don't worry, I had to sing God Save the UK Queen when I was living in a remote English outpost - on parade in rain or shine. A ridiculous farce, I minded thinking at the time it was like wishing the tooth fairy would save santa clause from a chimney accident. When I was commissioned in the army, I was asked to swear allegiance to the UK Queen and I know it's all pomp and ceremony but you know - what fucking century are we living in? I mean Jesus if I had the chance again, I'd go back and swear allegiance to Jake the Muss. At least that fella was the real deal. And yes technically the UK queen is a human being, but she is also a contemptible parasite who believes she is of a higher order than you and I. I mean for that very reason alone I completely despise the British. I do wish to make it completely clear I'm talking entirely about the British monarchy. Of course as a foreigner and journeyman in Thailand I completely and utterly respect the Thai King, as do everyone I know. I know you are in mourning, many of my friends are Kiwis, I think they send the better ones over the Tasman Very talented well educated guys that I would literally trust with my life. I just wish you guys wouldn't put all your eggs in the one basket. Winning all the time and choking when it counts is an unfortunate Kiwi trait. And believe me, when Australia was knocked out, I wanted you guys to win. And now I have to bloody support South Africa.
  6. When Kennedy spoke, you'd hear America shout. Do US citizens have no memory or pride anymore? Ask yourself - why the hell is the American decline so steep?
  7. Yeah, I don't know, it's so difficult to tell what really is going on because in my opinion the whole study of economists is a sham. It's so intertwined with politics and conspiracy theories. Normally to understand something like this I'd read a peer reviewed journal, but a lot of those researchers (like the infamous Chicago university) - well they are just paid shills. If you want research funding, well then you'd better toe the line! They use terms like 'Free Enterprise', which in reality is government paid research given away to private companies to profit from - another tax payer intercept. The whole field is mined with such obfuscated terms, it's almost like another language, and most people don't question it or understand it. I am interested in it, and I can understand it, but it's demoralizing how much they try to ensure you won't. They don't call it the dismal science for nothing. Now don't judge for this because there is so much propaganda and such, but being bloody minded, I've started from the beginning and I've been reading a lot of Karl Marx, Adam Smith etc. Doing this I'm slowly grasping what is going on, but it's a steep learning curve. My suspicion is the US had a very large role in the modern system. The notorious meeting on Jeckyll Island for example. But I confess I don't really know that much about it. I'm on commenting on the current state of the US economy, but I do take the point that I don't know enough about the history to really debate it.
  8. Hey Cav, who do you think drives the worldwide banking system? I'm really interested in hearing your answer.
  9. The new mafia - Wall Street. One of the ways the mafia used to make their money (well still do) was by forcing themselves into a middle man position. This didn't particularly hurt the business they were disrupting either. Let me give you an example. Say the mafia notices that bread is being sold for 90 cents a loaf. Bakeries compete against one another so there is a natural resistance to selling at a higher price. The mafia will come in and say from now on the price is $1.00. And all they ask is for a 1 cent commission per loaf. The bakeries get to increase their prices by 10% and now the mafia is in the bread business. Everyone wins right? Except they don't. The next time you buy a loaf of bread you're paying 10% more for no reason, and even more appallingly you're now paying a mafia tax of 1% kind of tacked on in the end like a fuck you. Make no mistake, despite your generous contribution you're held in high contempt by these criminals. It's a rather simplistic description but it's only so you can get the general gist. Now to make it to the big table, take this strategy and put yourself directly in the flow of the taxpayer stream. Don't just dip your beak in, fucking wade in it. Design fiduciary instruments to rape retirees savings, make incredibly risky bets, safe in the knowledge it is all completely legal (unlike the mafia example) and if you do fuck up - well the taxpayer is there to save you! The worst that can happen is the government might ask you to pay a small fine out all the winnings you made, but you've already priced that in as cost of business. What a wonderful life! Welcome to America!
  10. Despite science proving that climate change is a foreboding disaster. The US chose to abdicate their leadership on this issue by announcing they don't give one fucking shit about the world's 200 plus other countries signers to the Paris climate accord. Well done grand ole USA! This decline is not only absurd and ridiculous, it's like watching a deeply morbid orangutan committing suicide in slow motion. The decline is embarrassing as well. As someone who loves languages I think the most accurate word is a German one: Fremdschämen I literally feel embarrassed for America.
  11. Aaaaaaargh, to me the Dems are the Republicans are the democrats - they are as equally corrupt as each other. The more important issue you bring up is the political infighting over slaves. Today the 'urban plantation' is the prison. What do you do when it becomes increasingly hard to enslave people? You either keep enslaving them, or you wish they'd just disappear. Warehousing people, stop them from breeding, and profit from them. You see none of this is really that clever. If I was so inclined, I could have come up with this strategy over my morning cup of coffee. And the caveat is I would have to be prejudiced, venal, mentally impaired and someone so completely unaware of my self that I wouldn't realize how fucking stupid I was. I'm not anti-American, just reasonably intelligent.
  12. Flashy, I'm not a big fan of Australia either, but let's address the items you brought up: I entirely agree with everything those news items bring up. We've got a property bubble. The demented government are in line with the energy lobbyists that want another fifty years from their fossil fuel investments - at the very least. But I won't accept criticism of our national disability scheme. It might be imperfect at the moment - but what are you comparing it to?
  13. Flash - did you forget the Matsumoto sarin attack I mean it wasn't Islam but it was terrorism. And I don't necessarily disagree with Sadiq Khan. The first step to stopping terrorism is acknowledging that it exists. The islamic bombings in London were absolutely horrible. But we're not powerless. It's a complex topic, and I'd rather not get into it here, but one thing I think that helps is the inevitable integration of would be terrorist youths to a common community. Also Japan is such a monoculture that it would be an enormous achievement for any would be terrorist to establish an Islamic cell. But yeah nice try. I'm going to get the thread back on topic in a moment.
  14. In a 50 block area, there are about 5000 homeless people living in Los Angeles. Among this population a typhoid infection has broken out. These people are living in worse conditions than a tin pot third world country - marooned in the richest country of the world. Typhoid can be treated, but these people are treated like refuse - even literally having shit dumped on them. The billionaires conspiring to do this actually want these favela type shanty towns to exist - they fund 'think tanks' to ensure this policy will go forward. They pay lobbyists to make sure these people never have a chance. They liken it to building a stone wall, you place one stone at a time, assess it then place the next stone. Their ultimate goal is what? I've got my own thoughts, but my first reaction is that they are what encompasses evil in this world. https://nypost.com/2019/06/02/inside-the-squalor-on-skid-row-as-typhoid-scare-grips-los-angeles/ These two want to rule the world by destroying it, using the US to do so, thankfully one of them is dead. We'll get onto the environmental crises soon. But you know I'm starting to feel comforted by the decline of the USA, and you know what I never thought I'd say that. I'm the kind of optimist that believes they may come out of this, but it's not looking good. The history is replete with injustice, the only morals appear to be venal and there's a kind of greed that billionaires can easily tap into - hey if you just work hard, you can be just like me. And it's the worst kind of stupidity to fall for such a simple trick. It's tempting to say you deserve what you get America.
  15. US mass incarceration. Despite a reduction in crime, prison populations are exponentially expanding. Savvy politicians paid by private prison lobbyists have doubled down on crime. Coupled with segregation of neighbourhoods, this is a good way to control intake. Heavily police black neighbourhoods, imprison them and then tax them to the hilt. $5 phone calls, rental televisions, extremely poor food which you can only mitigate by going through the prison commissary at overly inflated prices. All to be paid for by 20 cent per hour wages. Welcome to Slavery 2020. And it gives the good ole boys a chance to feel superior and provide them with a job of work. God Bless America!
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