Moody Monday

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 10:20am

1. What shoes are you wearing?

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:25am

1. What shoes are you wearing?  Brooks running shoes

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?  I guess about 8 hours of dedicated exercise, not including random exercise that occurs as I go about my day (like walking and using the stairs constantly all day long).  I run about 20 miles per week, 3-4 days a week.  Two days a week I do an hour long TRX class, which is basically weight training and stretching using suspension cables and your body weight.

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad?  Pretty much agree with what others have said - seems that we go "support" them based on our selfish interests but history has proven that this strategy typically backfires and comes back to bite us in the butt.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 7:08pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
3. It is nothing new, we have a long history of helping people when it seems to be in our best interest and then later the people we helped become our "enemy". </span></p>

I would note that in far too many cases, we have overwhelming evidence that the people we "are helping" are more than a little heinous in their own right and it is only because those people oppose communism or socialism that we felt helping them would be in our own self interest in the first place.  And after all the nonsense our country found ourself embroiled in in South and Central America, as well as with the Taliban during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, we'd have learned our lesson.

But we really don't seem to have.  At all.  Not even slightly.  It's like the US government policy is a political version of Bullwinkle trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRW7pITY5Cg

(The link for those who may not be familiar with Bullwinkle--as incomprehensible as I may personally find that :D)

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 6:50pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>1. What shoes are you wearing?</p><p>2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?</p><p>3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]</p>

1, none.

2. Probably about 3-5.  Walking, some running, bike riding, weights.

3. It is nothing new, we have a long history of helping people when it seems to be in our best interest and then later the people we helped become our "enemy".

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 5:29pm

1. Black converse.

2. Not much lately, I'm afraid. Yesterday I carried 6 fully hung doors from the driveway into the basement, and unloaded a bunch of insulation. Does that count? 

I usually start a spring/summer regimen once the sidewalks thaw out, but the wind has been terrible this year. I can deal with the cold temperatures (I welcome them, actually) but I cannot deal with whipping wind. 

3. I think US foreign policy is insane. We play a scary puppetmaster.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 4:53pm
"The US has taken "The enemy of my enemy is my ally" to stupid and self-destructive extremes. And all in a knee-jerk presumption that ANYTHING will always be less evil and more good than communism/socialism." ----------- Yes, exactly, and the freakiest thing is that the decision makers seem oddly unaware that Russia is no longer communist.
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 4:46pm

1. What shoes are you wearing?

Black tennis shoes.  Boring.

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?

6-9 hours in the gym currently.  Then, 2 1/2 to three hours walking the dogs.  As it gets warmer, I'll spend more time walking outdoors and somewhat less in the gym.  Two to three hours a week right now doing fairly intense yard work.

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]

I think it's reprehensible.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 4:27pm

"And there appears to be no indication that we're likely to learn from our past mistakes any time soon."

True that.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 4:20pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"It's just Noriega and the other South or Central American dictators all over again" -------- That's an interesting take.

The US has taken "The enemy of my enemy is my ally" to stupid and self-destructive extremes.  And all in a knee-jerk  presumption that ANYTHING will always be less evil and more good than communism/socialism.

And there appears to be no indication that we're likely to learn from our past mistakes any time soon.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 4:00pm
"It's just Noriega and the other South or Central American dictators all over again" -------- That's an interesting take.
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 3:45pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>1. What shoes are you wearing?</p><p>2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?</p><p>3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]</p>

1.  I'm not.

2.  Not nearly enough.  Barely two hours, lately and if it weren't for yard work, and pulling carpeting, I wouldn't be getting that.  And the carpeting is gone, now, so I really need to get serious again.

3.It's just Noriega and the other South or Central American dictators all over again.  It's no worse, nor better that now the flavor is Islam instead of Catholicism.

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