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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Fauci has been full of shit his whole career, as I pointed out in 2020. If you do not hate him, you are a Communist.
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    Don't you think you are some what unjust to your fellow comrades on this board? Don't you mean a democrat?
    So, you mean Rip should have said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    A democrat has been full of shit his whole career, as I pointed out in 2020. If you do not hate him, you are a Communist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Donaldson View Post
    So, you mean Rip should have said this?
    "A democrat has been full of shit his whole career, as I pointed out in 2020. If you do not hate him, you are a Communist."

    Its a joke Joyce. A euphemism if you will. It should read "If you don't' hate him you are a democrat". Lets keep the word "Communist" for more extreme folk. Fauci was involved in the West Nile Virus, Anthrax and Ebola out breaks and not to mention HIV and Aids. You should be thankful for this doctor at least he keep those who produced PPE in business during covid.

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    The New Atheists were flown to a Ted Talk by Jeffrey Epstein

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    Caption: "From left, John Brockman, Steven Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Katinka Matson, and Richard Dawkins flying to a TED conference in 2002 aboard Epstein's plane"

    Pretty good odds that the "New Atheists" were an Israeli psyop, especially when you consider the date there. This is how they proselytize. This has been the most powerful subversive force in 20th century Western popular culture. In fact, it has been the linchpin to the final dismantling of Western civilization.

    At least the Jehovah' witness or Evangelical kid has to knock on your door and nervously open himself up to ridicule. He puts his skin in the game. He doesn't have savvy media team coaching him on how to achieve his ends without agitating the target. But the proselytizing of secularism and de-Christianization was almost all done remotely through expert spell casting via media, entertainment and advertising.

    There are exceptions, of course. Occasionally a young Jewish missionary would go into small towns to harvest the souls of the ignorant, racist, white rednecks living there. The 1979, Oscar award winning movie "Norma Rae" was about such a missionary. Devon Stack has a great episode on the movie: How Boomers Were Taught to Hate (Themselves) Saul Alinsky was also a missionary in this sense.

    The movie begins at a textile factory somewhere in the south. We are introduced to the film's namesake Norma Ray, who is a hard-working single mother. But, who along with quite frankly every other white person in the entire movie, is uneducated, ignorant and racist. In fact they make this extremely clear right off the bat when the film's hero--a left-wing Jewish labor organizer who comes uninvited from New York--tries to unionize the textile mill where the majority of the townspeople work. Thus saving them from the evil white factory owners, but moreover their ignorant hillbilly selves. And wouldn't you know it, that ignorance rears its ugly face the moment he rolls into town and he tries to rent a room from Norma Rae's father and her father finds out he's Jewish.
    It is, of course, not ignorance that "Norma Rae's father" suffers from, but a healthy and extremely well justified skepticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wal View Post
    You should be thankful for this doctor at least he keep those who produced PPE in business during covid.
    You mean Communist China? Why would we be thankful for that?

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    A little off-topic, but what the hell: Getting fit is great – but it could turn you into a rightwing jerk | Zoe Williams | The Guardian

    OK, this is going to sound a little hypocritical, as I have hard-recommended every activity and pursuit, every wellness wheeze and rejuvenation exercise the modern world has dreamed up. Try hot yoga: it plugs you back into your inner child. How about a morning rave? All the cardio of a regular rave, none of the ecstasy: what’s not to like? Botox? Fine, it’s plastic surgery-lite, but also it makes you look much more friendly. Pilates, cycling, running, high-intensity interval training, Tough Mudders, barre, aerial silks, horse-riding: at some time or another, I have insisted to anyone who will listen that it’s only their failure to incorporate, say, a horse into their weekly schedule that is standing between them and their best self.

    But there is a dark side to wellness, which I always, for shorthand, thought of as political: getting fit makes you more rightwing. The mechanism is incredibly simple: you embark on this voyage of self-improvement, and more or less immediately see results. You feel stronger and more energetic, probably your mood lifts, and pretty soon you think you are master of your own destiny. You’re still not, by the way: destiny does not care about your step count. But until that fact catches up with you, which it may never, there you are, high on self-righteousness. You can tell this has happened to you when you start inhaling performatively, like the hero of an Ayn Rand novel.

    Inescapably, you start to situate other people’s problems within their failure to be as fit as you. This is particularly true if you don’t know them and they’re just a bunch of numbers. All those statistics – depressed people, obese people, people with IBS – imagine how much better they would be if only they took responsibility for their health, the way that you have.

    And yet that harsh, judgmental inner voice will never be satisfied just shouting at numbers, so sooner or later you’ll turn it back on yourself. Fitness has a capitalist logic – I guess because there’s so much money in it? – so nothing is ever enough. As soon as you can run 5km, you want to run 10. Before you know it, you’re swapping Strava stats with people you used to think were tossers but now, miraculously, you find you have a lot in common with. Always competing, always striving for growth, even if by “grow” you mean “shrink”. You have internalised the market, unfortunately. Also, you’re getting on everyone’s nerves.

    So now you’re almost your best self, except you could always be better, and this is when you start eating protein the whole time. What even is protein powder? I don’t mean: “What’s it made of?” – I know my way around whey. I don’t mean: “What does it taste like?”, as, funnily enough, I quite like it, but that’s only because it’s the taste of pure virtue. What does it do to your soul, that it knows what virtue tastes like and is preening on it? And that’s before you’ve hit lunch, carrying around a box of chicken thighs like it’s a handbag.

    The only reason I can make all these insulting, highly personal remarks is that they are directed at myself. However obnoxious you’ve been, cycling through a red light, high on very low levels of endorphins because you weren’t going that fast, I’ve been worse. However much you have spent on a pair of leggings, convinced that you’re a yoga bunny now, a completely fresh person, calm and self-actualised, I’ve spent more, and given up faster. However long you’ve spent droning on, trying to make a philosophical case for a climbing wall, I’ve definitely done that for longer – which is to say, five minutes, which must have felt like five years.

    In the fullness of time, I realise it’s not really a question of an unwitting slide into fascism, hastened by a treadmill. It’s more that there is a fixed amount of excellence in any self, and the more you spend on your biceps, the less you have for your personality. Wellness could turn you into a bit of a jerk, is what I’m saying.
    Nauseating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Shenfield View Post
    You mean Communist China? Why would we be thankful for that?
    We are not the USA, we were importing our PPE from China, we are the silly folk. As a matter of fact we still import many products from them, lets hope they don't decide to come down here and clean us up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    This is actually pretty accurate. The author still lives in leftist world so it is wrong to think this way. However, eating good, getting fit does make you feel better and as you feel better you realize you can do it on your own. You also try to help other people realize they don't need to feel like garbage. This is all a good thing. As the hyper processed brain fog leaves, you start to question doctors and government, why are things the way they are. Is that right wing? Why is that a bad thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wal View Post
    "A democrat has been full of shit his whole career, as I pointed out in 2020. If you do not hate him, you are a Communist."

    Its a joke Joyce. A euphemism if you will. It should read "If you don't' hate him you are a democrat". Lets keep the word "Communist" for more extreme folk. Fauci was involved in the West Nile Virus, Anthrax and Ebola out breaks and not to mention HIV and Aids. You should be thankful for this doctor at least he keep those who produced PPE in business during covid.
    My response was also a joke, wal. Print is a cold medium.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I'd say Ms. Williams has definitely told me a LOT more about herself than she has about myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Donaldson View Post
    My response was also a joke, wal. Print is a cold medium.
    "The medium is the message".

    Marshall McLuhan

    Something I still do not understand properly.

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    Itís more that there is a fixed amount of excellence in any self, and the more you spend on your biceps, the less you have for your personality. Wellness could turn you into a bit of a jerk, is what Iím saying.
    Well, by that definition, anything you do to improve anything other than your personality makes you more of jerk.

    Education - Jerk
    Training/exercise - Jerk
    Learning Music - Jerk
    Working hard - Jerk
    Having a family - Jerk

    Best that we all stop trying at anything and just be nice to one another.

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