Get a grip USA…

I am thinking…

The United States just can’t seem to come to grips with a new reality – that most of the world’s people live in the ‘Old World’ on the other side of the planet, that Russia, China and some other nations have decided to assert themselves as regional powers, that China eventually will be a superpower, that nations over there have decided and want to manage their own affairs without the interference of the US, and that there are now limits to what we can control “over there.” It has reached the point where the bunglers who manage foreign policy in this country (USA) feel that we have to do something over there, even if we don’t know what we are doing and even if our actions usually produce outcomes that are worse for our interference. The cold war is over and the US is trying to revive it, even though the “Red Menace” no longer exists. If this country can’t come to grips with the reality that it is no longer the big dog in every corner of the world, it will slide into irrelevance or, worse, start a nuclear war. American exceptionalism will render the country a has-been, third world, banana republic. It’s long past time for this country to extract its head from its posterior and come to grips with its new role in the world, before we further bankrupt ourselves in more hopeless military quagmires…

WtR

9987 steps this morning…

It was more than -20 this morning as we took off to get Svetochka to the train station….I am walking no matter what….I ran a 38.8 temperature yesterday, as I fight with very bad arthritis that gives me fevers. Just do it people….walk…

As I write this article after almost 10,000 steps this morning, it is still -19, But that is really nothing new to a Russian and they are out in groves getting on with business. Guys are on the roofs removing snow, knocking icicles down and children are going to school. Cold is just another obstacle in a normal life for a Russian. Builders build and children go to school. It does not slow down until you see -40 to -50 and then they might play chess inside instead of outside. 🙂

This morning I watched four guys sitting on the edge of a tall building, they were dangling their feet over the edge and sipping coffee and eating sweet rolls. They waved at me and I waved back. They were enjoying life…

Isn’t that what it is all about?

Therefore, if you have two good feet and can walk, just walk and get better…


Lets look at some more images…

These were taken with my phone… Click to get away from thumbnail size…


The Russians had every reason in the world to bitch about the Olympics (with all the political issues tossed at her) but, I see the west and particularly the USA is bitching to beat the band. I was kinda pleased to see Russia took the most important event of the Winter Olympics. Russia played hockey and went to the end in style…

Somethings are meant to be…


https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/02/25/russia-blamed-eastern-ghouta-crisis-the-west-hypocrisy-knows-no-bounds.html

You need to read this….and think, grab the link and read…

As usual, the West has demonstrated its ability to fire off a quick response when it comes to slamming Russia for something it has not done. This time it’s about Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb under terrorist control. The accusation? Russia and its ally Syria are guilty of killing innocent civilians, thanks to their “devastating” attacks and “siege-and-starve tactics.” It’s the same old story – no actions against terrorists are permissible because of the risk of collateral damage. The Western media have jumped on the anti-Russia bandwagon as readily as if they were orchestra members carefully following the tempo of their conductor’s baton. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wasted no time chiming in.


Lets have a good quote to help the thinking…

We all have insecurities, and the thing that makes them crippling is that we all have the ability to blow them up into such huge issues in our minds, that we might as well have a facial deformity. It keeps us from really going out there and living our lives, and forgetting about hating yourself and just experiencing the world around you. – Christina Ricci

Lets end with that quote…

WtR