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Unsurprised and Ballet Season

I’m not surprised that we have terrorists in this country that have decided to go after soft targets. It only surprises me that it took so long. This is what happens when you destabilize a region by going to war unnecessarily. The Islamic State is a product of the Iraq War.

And then there is the easy access to guns and ammunition in the US. It’s almost like we are asking for it.

Anyway, we should probably get used to this until 1.) the noise machine stops beating the war drums for every possible reason 2.) we start controlling guns and ammunition and 3.) we stop using so much oil.

Yeah, that’s the ticket. You want to get the Saudis and Iranians to crack down on the terrorism and destabilize the region? Stop using oil. That will focus their attention.

In the meantime, here’s something more pleasant to watch. Joy Womack is touring Russia with a troupe of Russian ballet dancers. She’s currently a principal at the Kremlin Ballet but right now, she’s only dancing one of the fairy roles in Sleeping Beauty for the  Kremlin. So, what do you do when your roles are on hold and you need to keep your body in good shape? You tour to places you have never heard of and can’t pronounce. This is a great view into what Russia is like outside of Moscow.

Take it away Joy!

 

And Part 2

 

 

I might even try the Prima Bar. I’m only dance in my dreams but I’m damn hungry at my desk and my company puts nothing but flavorless and healthy snacks in the vending machines. (What?? There’s no chocolate in the vending machine?? Nooooo!!!)

Joy makes a living from her Prima Bars because salaries for dancers is pretty crappy, no matter where you live. So, if you like her videos, and I do, think about buying some snack bars.

 

3 Responses

  1. Listening to the NPR interview with the writer and producers of the Showtime special Spymasters it’s going to be interesting watching and listening to the reaction from Fox News and AM Hate Radio.

    http://www.sho.com/sho/reality-docs/titles/3420665/the-spymasters—cia-in-the-crosshairs#/index

    I’ve noticed that lately the media isn’t avoiding the elephant in the room (pun intended) and linking Bush the Lesser’s actions in the Middle East and the current sad state of affairs.

  2. We have had citizen access to guns and ammo for decades but not all this gun-terrorism till lately. Non-terrorist gun owners and ammo shooters will wonder if this and future terror outbreaks will provide a handy excuse to the well-protected-their-own-selves political elites to disarm all the non-elite citizens. (I speak as a non-gun owner myself).

    I agree with stopping the perpetual war-drive and cutting oil buying from terrorist-funding oil states. I would quibble with a small detail here . . . . Iran is not destabilizing anything. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the primary funders of global wahhabinazi jihadi terrorism. They are the countries which should have their economies burned down to the ground and the ashes sowed with salt, if possible. They, along with Turkey and the Western Sponsors of the Axis of Jihad ( Obama chief among them) who are perpetuating the terror in Syria, for example. Iran is on the side of Law and Order, along with Russia and the Kurdish groups. One way to win a major battle on Global Saudi Wahhabinazi jihadi terror is to help Assad and his supporters to exterminate every trace of rebellion in Syria . . . and then restore lawful order to Syria by any means necessary. Sufficient mass-extermination of the jihadis will discourage more eager young scum from going to join them. ( And any young scum who do go to Syria to join them should be found and killed in Syria. Only a fool would let filth like that back into Europe and America. A fool or a secret jihadi agent within government).

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