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Wednesday, August 10. 2022
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Re: Is Britain coming apart? The country feels poor, weak, and increasingly bitter
And that is different from the US how?
re We've Got the Deep State on the Run.
This coloumn was a disappointment.
The only mention of the Deep State being "on the run" were in the title.
The solution offered for reining in the Deep State was platitudes about "winning elections".
How could the Deep State possibly be "on the run" when they are raiding the home of a former president?
Quite the opposite of being "on the run" they are growing bolder and more agressive by the day.
We've Got the Deep State on the Run.
Pfft. Really? Raiding the home of a former President is running away?
The (((Deep State))) is brazen, brash, and has a lot of power and connections throughout all of the branches of government and allies in major media and "Higher Ed".
It’s amazing how the conservative punditry, minus Ace of Spades, views these events through rose colored glasses. We’re always just one election away from getting the country in order. No matter how many times the Grand Old Party sits on their thumbs and stabs the electorate in the back; just vote harder! Maybe Ace is the only one that really stands for his principles. Unafraid of having his house raided by the FBI.
re Exercise Like Your Life Depends On It. Because It Does.
That's just not true.
If you have the correct genetics, you'll live a long life regardless.
Heck, my dad is 95 and just sits in a chair all day. He is so weak he can barely get out of it on his own. Other than being weak he is quite healthy.
I would readily agree that exercise will improve one's quality of life, but longevity is pretty much written into the DNA IMO.
Did your father have a desk job, or lead a sedentary life?
I agree. Nobody is going to make it to 90 without good genes. The ones who still make it after the heart attacks and cancers do so only through medicine.
I feel sorry for the author. He wants to live forever. He's so worried about making it to 90 that he probably wastes 10% of his youth in exercise. If you enjoy it, great. But if you're trying to fend off death you should know that Death always wins.
My rule: if you are a male and make it through your 50's without dying, you have a better than even chance of living into your 90's. It is life before your 50's that kills you...most likely some undiagnosed heart issue that nobody, especially you, expects.
Don't know that I'd call someone who can't get out of a chair exactly healthy, but that's just me.
Having said that, yeah, research seems to point out that, as you said, exercise won't lengthen your life, just increase the its quality and the amount of time you'll get to actually enjoy it. And choosing your parents carefully is the most important factor of all.
Not surprisingly, as the author is a doctor, the linked-to article doesn't mention strength training at all, despite its obvious positive effect on the one-leg stand test and improving grip strength. Plus the added benefit of increasing bone density, which reduces the possibility that a fall would be a death sentence.
Is Britian coming apart... It isn't just Britian. All of western Europe appears to be in the same condition. They are fumbling around trying to pretend they can defend themselves. Their central banking cartel is on the ropes. They are inundated with illegals and cannot defend or will not defend their borders. France appears to be the only one with a sane energy policy and the lot of them are fighting protests on a continuous basis as the citizens are not following the script of kinder, gentler, poorer socialism operated by a permanent ruling elite. They have crap leadership. And we are sliding into that same dung pile.
The Western countries are being exploited/looted. The immigration is intended to divide the electorate and to make it easier to steal power so that the last dollar/euro can be squeezed out before the citizens and interlopers break out in full revolt/civil war. We have been duped into thinking that "tribal" cultures would once in our modern educated environment become assimilated and that was never going to happen. Now you are stuck with a them vs us population and "them" are far more organized and motivated then us.
Canada is a good example; the politics is being steered by immigrants from India with coalitions of other immigrant groups and, to be honest, the "native" Canadians are mostly clueless to this. And their form of government denies them the direct vote of their leaders so the leadership is selected behind closed doors in the dark of night.
As an outside observer of Britian and much of Europe I would conclude that all of their leaders are either stupid or traitors or possibly both. Nothing they do is right and appropriate for their citizens. And the EU was/is a huge mistake which will inevitably lead to a massive collapse of Europe. Make no mistake the elite will have flown off to South America or New Zealand before the final collapse to live in luxury on the stolen money.
Life as we (western culture) know it is over or soon will be and it will become a ghetto playground with safari park rules when this happens. When your country is 10%-20% Muslim they will start killing non-Muslims. When it is 10%-20% African immigrants they will start raping, robbing and killing non-Africans. That is your future and THAT is why it is so important that they take away your guns...
Diversity is our strength. Just repeat that mindlessly as our country is taken over by anti-American, anti-Western immigrants as Democrats celebrate "demographics are our destiny" open borders.
People are angry https://thevigilantfox.substack.com/p/father-whose-son-developed-myocarditis?sd= with our government