Random Pics

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Baseball is not very popular in China but there is a core of enthusiastic players and fans.

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Touch rugby practice, not a high res picture…

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local transport

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shopping mall guide

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late morning snack

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Traditional Chinese hot cup massage

I dunno, as my kids would say, this was all so “random.”

Self-Fulfilling Prophesy

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Today’s posting addresses how Biblical prophesy has either been twisted or rendered absurd by having been transformed into “Self-Fulfilling Prophesy.”

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Consider, for example, the youtube analysis of TheGroxt1, who can perhaps be described as a Christian Zionist.

Before getting to the core of the argument, I should first mention that I visited this channel back in 2012 or 2013.

Firstly, at that time, the Groxt was convinced that the Obama administration, which EXPIRED a few months ago, would be a central player to the End Times – during its tenure.

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Obama’s image could be found, claimed the Groxt, in natural features of the Earth, in Egyptian hieroglyphs, and on and on and on. Obama this, Obama that. Obamamania.

I distinctly remember the Groxt explaining that “Obama” would precipitate some kind of meteor or asteroid strike – which of course never happened.

Obama is now vacationing somewhere. End of story.

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Secondly, I find it to be revealing (in the full sense of that word) that the Groxt kept referring to “planet” Mars and showing computer-generated images (CGI), to explain how the devil himself could be found as a clown or jester figure on the surface.

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The CGI images of NASA, run exclusively by Nazis and Freemasons, are dubious.

And for people for whom the geographic rabbit hole goes deeper, the Groxt is a “Ball Earth Sorcerer,” using Google Earth to spin the planet this way and that way.

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Thirdly, there is a saying in Economics that if you look for cycles you will find them. Well, if you look for images of a golden fleece, or a pharaoh, or Jesus and Mary on a map of the Earth, then eventually you will find them.

True, there are some uncanny resemblances, but this is not too difficult when the images one begins with are not realistic but rather cartoony.

Fourth, the Groxt recently made a huge deal about how the “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” or “Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB) is fulfilling the Biblical prophesy of “Moab.” No.

The makers and creators of these bombs are simply piggybacking on Biblical prophesy. They simply named the bomb after the Moab in the Bible! How is that fulfillment?!?! It is plagiarism!

Besides, I am not buying the mainstream narrative that the MOAB bomb killed 36 ISIS fighters in Afghanistan and then that number was upped to 90.

So someone dug half a kilometer underground or whatever to unearth the bones. As if anyone has reliable intelligence regarding how many Afghans enter and exit the tunnels.

I’m calling bullshit on MOAB and the CGI rendering of the blast. I’m calling bullshit on claims that the Russians have a MOAB “four times more powerful.” The MOAB gap. Bomb envy. Just more Cold War bullshit.

On a related topic, the Groxt often points to clear false-flag events and works these into Biblical prophesy. So the culmination and completion of divine prophesy depends on an incremental build up of lies and deception? Think about this.

Nothing in this prophetic narrative ever really happens without it being “lied into” existence.

Fifth, I am suspicious of the Groxt always claiming that the “only” path to salvation is through Jesus. This simply reinforces the idea of Christianity as mass-hostage taking and spiritual terrorism.

So your deity insists upon blind faith over reason? Upon respect for authority over empathy? Upon following law before ethics?

Would not a benevolent deity encourage higher, rather than lower, mental faculties?

Would not a benevolent deity prefer being discovered by autonomous individuals, who are internally driven and willed to do so?

I do not mean to belittle the efforts of ordinary people to find meaning in their lives, or to seek the Holy Spirit that is woven into Creation.

However, I have spent a lifetime witnessing the commodification of religion by televangelists who beg for money from people who cannot afford it, while mongering both wars and whores.

There are some good (tolerable) preachers out there, for those who need them. Personally, I liked Joel Osteen at Lakewood in Houston. He is speaking to a wide an audience as possible. He is simply a kind, generous person, and he did more for the New Orleans flood victims than government did.

I think I should say something nice once in a while about Christians, because 90% of the ones I’ve met conveyed that they alone had a monopoly on the truth and pass judgement on me.

Indeed, I do resent many evangelicals who, with a holier-than-thou attitude, are certain that me and mine are damned, while they pogo dance their “Hallelujahs.”

I do not begin as judgmental, but I will return the favor. You’re welcome.

Silence is Consent

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THE PALE HORSE OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE

The same people who dropped dozens of clues into Hollywood movies (Back to the Future, etc.) about 9-11 more recently filled a music video with World War III symbolism.

Under discussion today is the “Gangnam Style” video by “PSY” (short for “psychological operation”). No youtube video ever gets more than a few thousand views without it being pumped up by the usual suspects.

At the time of my accessing this video on April 15, it had reached 2,812,144,162 views!

There is a reason for more people watching this video than watched the Apollo “moon landing.”

The controllers, or Illuminati, or whatever you want to call them, feel duty bound to warn as many people as possible of what they will do next. For them, a few split-second hints in cheap movies, television shows and videos will suffice. They feel that this is sufficient warning. Thereafter, your silence is your consent.

Personally, I do not consent to unprovoked war on the Korean peninsula, followed by a false-flag nuclear attack on an American city in the Pacific Northwest, followed by financial collapse, martial law and general war. I’m not saying this scenario is bound to happen. I’m saying that the Prelude to this is declared in the video “Gangnam Style.”

And I’m saying that the controllers, or Illuminati, or whatever you want to call them, now feel entitled to proceed with whatever scenario they wish: because you have been warned.

Today’s posting briefly reviews essential elements within the video with text and images. At the end, the original video is embedded. Perhaps today’s readers can watch it with a fresh perspective.

I’ve learned a few things about watching videos from various youtubers, most of whom I agree with substantially, and so I point to memes that recur in their own analyses of other videos.

The first words spoken are by Psy, referring to himself, as “Oppan Gangnam Style,” and “Oppan” is Korean for “Big Brother” (double meaning) and carries over into English as “Op.” It’s a “PSY OP.”

Gangnam is Seoul’s most glamorous and cosmopolitan zone, kind of like Tokyo’s Ginza. I once sprung for a coffee and cheesecake in Gangnam. It was expensive. Psy is a personification of South Korea’s Americanization and globalization.

Psy is wearing orange suspenders, with orange being the Illuminati color with a numerology of 33 – and it also is the color of the pillars in the parking garage, the mini skirts on some of the Korean girls, and so on…

The opening scenes show Psy dancing like a horse: the Pale Horse of the Apocalypse, as in the Book of Revelation – which, to be sure, includes the blowing of Seven Trumpets (or Trump blowing) in the run-up to The End.

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This video is more than 4 minutes. Interestingly, second “33” is the first time the frame begins with an explosion.

Ash and debris are drifting towards Psy as he is flanked by two female dancers – who completely vanish into thin air a few seconds later, not once, not twice, but three times. Is this two-thirds predictive of Seoul’s casualty count?

There are also scenes of Psy luxuriating in a sauna, dancing on a bus with traditional Korean housewives, and also dancing outside near a highway overpass, where two elderly gentlemen play a board game. One man is wearing a hat, an Illuminati symbol for genetic transmutation and inter-dimensionality.

A few moments later, the hatless player is blocked, covered up and out of view, by Psy (the American), but then he emerges during the explosion and can be seen on the right.  The Man in the Hat. He was purposefully blocked up by Psy (by the producers). This took some doing.

In this scene, there is a hidden force (Hat Man) behind American power, represented of course by Psy and his blue jacket.

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After the mushroom-cloud explosion we have people dancing next to horses in a musical menagerie. There is also a scene with a few Korean ladies walking backwards (law of reversal). Again with the bus of Korean senior ladies.

South Korea has been literally seduced by “Gangnam style” globalization.

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Young Korean women offer up their candy-colored fannies. Sweet Korean ass is right there for the taking, having been tapped by American soldiers for more than six decades.

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Next we have a “dance-off” competition.

Psy’s competition is the Yellow Man (Han Chinese) who shows up in a Red Car (Red China, that is, People’s Republic of…). The Illuminati orange pillars hold up the entire edifice.

It’s a friendly dance-off. No one really wins. The Yellow Man, who pulls a few equestrian moves of his own, speeds off in his red car but will be back for more. Yeah, the PRC knows how to party.

There are silly distractions in the elevator and on the train, suggestive of how normal traditional norms can be degenerated by American pop culture.

The subway poster mark at minute 2:11 (22, or 33 if added separately) shows the number 69, which has multiple connotations, the first of which I learned in grade school.

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The Korean babe with red-tinted hair and orange skirt has 11 and 22 on her shirt, reinforcing the concept of duality, of the coming together of dialectic forces. The letters “B” and “G” also appear. Who knows why.

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Then there is more horse dancing. More luxuriating. More female ass candy.

The video seems to end but does not. The Yellow Man comes back for another dance off.

And in the very, very last live scene, we return to the fiery, mushroom-cloud explosion!

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At the very end of that very last scene, Psy is pointing his finger at us! At you!

You have been warned!

That’s all folks.

The Big Picture

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I am grateful for the view from my living room in Chengdu, on the 23rd floor. Nice one-bedroom apartment for about USD 350 a month. Photo from today, with effect.

Busted!

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Lif the Veil did a great job exposing the Syrian dead baby hoax.

The two photographs above seem convincing – they fooled much of the public and all of the globalist neocons.

Upon closer inspection, these are life-like dolls available for purchase. Yes, the rebels have an Amazon.com account.

The doll on the left is the Baby Toddler model called “Ariella,” pictured below.

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The doll on the right, below, is another model called “Lyra.” People can choose hair color.

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These can be modified to add some basic motions for breathing movements and hand gestures, with the dolls needing batteries.

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To the global heavies, neocon traitors and Confederacy of Dunces who actually believe that the Syrian government launched a chemical attack, I have this to say: You are buffoons! 

But that’s OK.

Keep your Scooby-Doo masks on (for the time being), so we do not have to see what is underneath.

Below is a video by Lift the Veil, another insightful youtube presenter.

Ready for My Close-Up!

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The recent United Airlines scandal might not be what it seems. There are a few reasons to question the narrative. This might be a “crafted hoax” as Texas Shrugged argues.

His two most recent videos are linked below and emphasize items not included here.

Firstly, there is no story that organically percolates up in the global media complex without it being useful for the larger and longer agenda: turning citizens into subjects, and then subjects into marks.

The story’s lesson is that we have no rights as passangers or consumers, and that corporations are now entitled to employ physical violence against consumers. This simply clears the way, lowers the bar of civilized behavior, and sets new precedent.

It’s a mass conditioning campaign.

Secondly, I noticed across social media quite a few shills who claim to be libertarian but who really work in cublicles in Langley and elsewhere, and who are arguing for the rights of United Airlines to rip a customer out of the seat. This is easy for me to spot because of the 3,000 Facebook “friends” I have maybe 25% are government shills and trolls (with worldwide representation). Hey, what are friends for?

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Thirdly, the Vietnamese doctor was able to get back on the plane after he was taken off, standing by the doorway, for a grand photo opportunity. “I’m ready for my close-up!”

If the doctor was really being removed he would have been whisked out of site and out of mind.

Fourthly, a few of the passangers witnessing this incident gave off the look and feel of crisis actor, but that is something people will either intuit or not.

One thing I can certainly intuit is that Texas Shrugged is independent, as are others to be sure. Texas Shrugged is not colluding with anyone and is willing to be self-critical -wherever the logic takes him. A true “thruth seeker.”

 

Not So Fast…

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I don’t always watch an Alex Jones video, but when I do I tend to disagree… More than I did a few years ago…

Alex Jones made a few comments regarding China that I thought were historically inaccurate, and he made comments regarding Syria that I thought were misleading.

China was not given the Panama Canal. The Canal remains in the hands of the Republic of Panama, which grants the US certain preferences during wartime actually. Many of the companies involved with the widening of the canal were actually from Taiwan.

China never invaded Japan, not once. The Mongols tried to invade Japan from China, but only after invading China. The Mongols are not Chinese.

The CIA may have favored Mao at once time but did not “install” him. Mao got to be the leader of the PRC because a huge peasant army, which he spent years raising and training, defeated the Japanese in China and also defeated the Nationalists (the latter of which were backed by the US for a long time).

Mao was no saint, but most of the people who died during the Great Leap Forward (or Backward to be more accurate) died of malnutrition and starvation. Granted, the economic plan was Mao’s idea. But Jones gave the subtle impression Mao lined up tens of millions of people against a brick wall and had them shot.

China has moved away from “communism” more than “a little bit.” China’s system is based on economic modernization and political legalism, in which bureaucratic procedure slowly replaces ordinary politics. Of course there is plenty of corruption at the provincial level, as happens when Gilded Age new money is flying around. The national level of politics is cleaner than in any western system.

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Above: Chengdu, China, April 13 2017

It remains easier to open a business in China than in the United States, so I’m not sure how people can assume China might someday become as “free market” as the United States. The default setting for Chinese civilization includes a considerably free market, and cities as the basis for that market.

Chinese society is freer than Americans imagine.

If one sharply and repeatedly criticizes the central government’s existence, the most that will happen these days is the deletion of your social media account. This does not sound like much of a “dictatorship.” (And account deletion happens a lot in the US. Even my son got his Instagram account deleted for political reasons.)

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Above: Chengdu, China, April 13 2017

China is not fully “backing” North Korea but simply lives with the inherited reality that the North Korean regime, which has been firmly entrenched for decades, has a certain orientation. North Korea has United Nations representation and has used the principle of “sovereign equality” to its diplomatic advantage.

If China partially overlaps with the US on some international issues it is because their interests coincide.

The Chinese are practical, pragmatic and patient, and while it might be useful for both countries to have friendliness between their top leaders, the Chinese will never do anything just because the President of China was served chocolate cake in Florida.

Regarding Syria, what we heard from Alex Jones was a partial justification of the Trump administration’s air strike last week (when, by bombing Syrian targets, the US served as the Air Force for ISIS).

The Syrian government never signed an agreement to be responsible for rebel-imported, rebel-held, and rebel-used chemical weapons.

So, one week Infowars rightly suggests that this is a false-flag attack ion Syria, and the next week Infowars is blaming Syria for not having eliminated chemical weapons. Makes no sense.

Really, does Alex Jones want to blame the Syrian government for the rebel’s false-flag attack? Or for having a rebel chemical depot struck in a wider conflict? This is outrageous.

We already know that the rebels have used chemical weapons in the past, to blame Syria and hope for international intervention. And we know that Washington has been a serial liar on this issue, beginning with the 2003 claims of WMD in Iraq.

London, too, proved to be adept at doctoring and manipulating intelligence reports. It seems that Washington and London remain committed to this deception. Now London’s position is represented by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who not only plays the role of a clown but also looks like one.

Regarding the Syrian issue, at least, we are witnessing a trans-Atlantic Confederacy of Dunces. Behold!

Furthermore, as the Arms Control Association reported, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that Syria had actually rid itself of chemical weapons in 2014. There had been shipment upon shipment of these weapons out of the country.

“June 23, 2014: OPCW Director General Uzumcu announced that the last 8 percent of Syria’s chemical weapons was shipped out of the country from the port of Latakia on the Danish ship Ark Futura. Uzumcu says the chemicals should be destroyed within four months.”

This means that one must be suspect about subsequent claims – which have been made –regarding chemical weapons in Syria. Indeed, some of these subsequent claims even emerged with UN investigative teams working with the OPCW. Upon closer scrutiny, it seems that some of these teams came under intense political pressure from NATO.

I’m left wondering how chemical weapons could be cleared from Syria by the Syrian government, and then re-introduced (by the same government desperately attempting to avoid being blamed for any use thereof). Such weapons can easily be smuggled in from Iraq or Turkey by the rebels.

President Putin was right to insinuate that the latest chemical weapons event was a “false flag” event, and that more are likely to come.

Unfortunately, words are no longer enough in this new international context. Putin cannot fully understand how the American and western public has a political memory of six months. Pointing to the lies of 2003 is a meaningless exercise, a history lesson for students with no attention span.

A more effective Russian or Syrian response would be to do something similar to this:

1) Provide a press conference revealing and disseminating the exact, actual evidence, even if this partially compromises intelligence gathering; and

2) Issue arrest warrants for any western leaders who had foreknowledge of the false-flag events or who deny the evidence while still giving ongoing aid and assistance to anti-Syrian opposition (for promoting international terrorism).

My issue with Alex Jones is that he seems to be politically invested in the new Trump administration and will only take his criticism so far. More fair reporting or positioning would be to consider each domestic and international issue area as separate.

Other commentators with more time and resources can do a better job “unmasking” Infowars for having one foot in the deep state that it pretends to oppose, or “unmasking” Alex Jones for perhaps playing the role of controlled opposition. If that is really the case.

 

Feeling Lucky?

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“Are you willing to rrrisk it?”

The Korean scenario seems to be heading for an endgame. The Trump administration is reinforcing its strike capacity here in Northeast Asia.

I think the chances are better than even that Trump will just go for it. It will throw decades of caution to the wind (failed caution, to be sure, from the US perspective).

Technically, for what it is worth (not much), international law requires UN Security Council authorization or a direct or “imminent” attack from North Korea – the latter of which would justify a “pre-emptive” strike.

Technically, a US “preventive” strike would be illegal (as “preventive war” to eliminate a potential threat has been always regarded as illegal).

But the world no longer cares about the letter of the law. Chances are, 60 – 80%, that Trump will order a strike on North Korea.

Here there are two main scenarios.

Personally, neither of these two scenarios are ideal. In a better world, we would see the armistice convert to a full peace treaty and the recognition of “one civilization, two systems.” But we don’t live in a very nice world… So…

The first scenario does not seem likely within the American paradigm (the facts and figures it uses): that there will be a protracted war with an unpredictable outcome. Of course, there are many “known unknows” and even some “unknown unknowns,” so all bets are off. Perhaps North Korea really has more military capacity than has been described in the western media. I have no idea.

The second scenario is a bit more likely, but only if we are to accept a standard interpretation (with no surprises), of the relative balance of power: that the conflict will be short and decisive, with the US immobilizing or destroying North Korean military capacity (nuclear and perhaps conventional).

Perhaps such a strike will be limited and symbolic, as was recently the case for Syria. Another scenario is that it becomes sustained, toppling the political order in North Korea.

In that scenario, a US attack would theoretically be followed by a Chinese occupation. Ultimately, the Chinese might even agree to a reunification of the peninsula of some kind, but only if all US forces are vacated. Then both the US and China would simultaneously declare victory and leave.

Actually, it is very risky for the US to attack North Korea. While questions abound regarding North Korea’s nukes, it has been clear for decades that North Korea has a vast array of rocket launchers – set on a hair trigger – that can destroy the capital of Seoul, South Korea, which is located very close to the border. (I spent lots of time in Seoul and even toured the de-militarized zone on the border.)

Almost certainly, North Korea will have enough time (during an attack) to pull the conventional trigger on South Korea, if it decides to. So there is a lot at stake. Thousands and possibly millions of Korean lives.

South Korea is now the real pawn in this game. It is a pawn because it elected to be a pawn. In the 1950s, South Korea outsourced its national security and agreed to semi-colonial political and military status.

Now South Korea finds itself sandwiched between North Korea and the US, with China another factor.  And South Korea currently has no acting President…

For the Trump administration, if its strike on North Korea is successful, without heavy South Korean casualties, then it will feel empowered to keep the war machine turning elsewhere, specifically in the Middle East. Trump would be lauded as a military genius.

However, a US strike that produces a deadly North Korean backlash (destroying Seoul and killing thousands or more South Koreans) will lead to many more countries seeking to quarantine American power once and for all. Washington would be fully recognized as a dangerous and reckless menace to the international system.

As for Trump, he would probably be on the business end of the words “you’re fired,” and he would be suddenly removed from office by the controllers – or by a cadre of Pentagon officers.

I have no idea what will happen. I’ve only described some likely scenarios.

“Are you willing to rrrisk it?”

Transportation Uni

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This university is dedicated to transportation and communication. It’s like a university for infrastructure. Many grads go on to work in the high-speed rail system, which is vast and expanding.

 

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Dryer-less is Best

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When I first came to China I thought it was odd that no one had clothes dryers in their homes. No one that I know. Just washing machines. That’s a plus for China. Imagine the electricity required to run dryers for 1 billion people.

Besides, dryers are not needed. Clothes dry themselves in a day or two. Clothes last longer without being beaten up in a hot dryer. The decals on tourist tee-shirts stay intact. Clothes do not fade so quickly.

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Above: my washing machine, in Chinese characters only. Just keep pressing buttons until it works.

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The water heater set on the hottest setting. For some unknown reason, American skin can take water much hotter than would be comfortable for Chinese people (at least for the ones who’ve been in my shower).

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Outside in the hallway these boxes regulate electricity for each apartment. One must purchase a kind of debit card, load it with money in a convenience store, and insert it into the slot for more power.

Speaking of living in China… I saw a youtube video by Jon Humanity, who reported on his phone conversation with MrE3000 (now MrEABC?), another youtuber. They had this conversation despite or because of a feud, is what I gathered.

At one point, Jon explained that MrE3000 had lived in Japan and is now a university professor in a “Chinese country” (maybe Jon meant “Asian country” or simply “China,” but then again, MrE3000 might well have said “Chinese country” to be vague about it all). That is quite a coincidence – because I lived in Japan and am now a university professor in China. C’est tres bizarre.

In any case, I will relocate in December. Not sure where.

I should throw a dart at the world map.

If I miss the circle entirely, well, then I will have to climb a 20,000 foot sheer wall of ice.

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