The past couple of days - well, Thursday and Friday have been somewhat annoying and hectic around here.
And while I won't get into the whys and wherefore's here, let me say this - last night, or more accurately, for a lot of yesterday, I was feeling a strange "pain" in the joint connecting the foot to the ankle.
Yes, THAT joint I keep telling you to strengthen via the "foot circles" in Isometric and Flexibility Training. There is a REASON!
Now, I've been focusing heavily on the patented Rahul Mookerjee squat in that book as of late, so haven't done a lot of the rest of it (as of late) - other than the hamstring stretches that I do EVERYDAY WITHOUT FAIL.
But anyway, despite all the intense Lumberjack training making my shoulers POP - trust me, brand new XXL T - shirts - I can barely "get into them" if you get my drift - despite all the handstands and pull-ups, despite all the HIndu and other squats, rope jumps etc ... there is ONE thing I haven't been doing a lot as of late, that one thing we were all meant to do.
Thursday an dFriday was a lot of walking.
None of it really intense, and when there were stairs?
I just bounded up them like nothing - didnt even feel it to be honest. Heart rate barely went up AT ALL!
But the wierd sort of tendon "soreness" I had yesterday - well, that reminded me of a fact that I've always known, but need keep being reminded of.
One, leg training - intense leg training - you cannot beat it!
And two - training the feet - and the ligaments of the feet - again, a must do - along with WALKING!
There is NO activity, my friend, that can replace walking.
But the very motion of putting one foot in front of the other is a natural one, and no-one should overlook the health and mental benefits of walks.
Those long walks up the hill in China did more than just reduce fat - they built mental strength and toughness like nothing I've ever done.
I sent my wife some pictures (you'll see one I believe on the sales page for 16 Inspirational FItness Recollections) and her comment was along the lines of "walking will get you FIT!"
True, that was up hill walks daily in extreme heat and humidity.
But still, walking is something along with squatting - that YOU, my friend, should do your entire life -and keep doing anyway even if you're super fit now.
Squatting of course, Ive gone into the benefits before, so I wont do so again ...
But these two simple activities will keep you fit and lean until the day you pass - and if you combine them with the tips, techniques, and the workouts in my other books - well, you'll become a fitness phenom very shorly too!
Well, my friend, thats it for now - but wait.
Before I leave ...
No, "just walking" isn't the key here.
Neither is power walking ...
There is a way to connect with the ground as you walk, there is a way to breathe, there is a right way, and a wrong way.
And that small section in the book which most people seem to ignore - well - don't, my friend.
That section is truly GOLD!
And if you haven't already, of course, then get the book now - you'll truly be transported "back in time" to 2018 as you read and watch me train "almost like I was there with you"!
Truly worth it, must grab!
I sent a lengthy email to Google's CEO this morning - one of many, which unlike at Amazon (kudos Jeff!) - will probably never be read - or responded to - other than the rote copy and paste nonsense I keep getting from 'em.
Their service in short - is just pathetic. Google takes the very dubious honor in my opinion of having the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE out there globally - and thats saying a lot given the number of companies I deal with daily and comparing it to their shitty service.
Anyway, I've already gone into details before on that in emails etc.
Let me just say there is a REASON behind first, the founders of the company giving Google up (at that point - it was doomed I thought - and given whats happening now, it's on a slow but steady decline which could be precipitated ANY MOMENT). There is reason behind a lot of the VP's of the company and other people in senior leadership positions quitting because they just weren't happy with the direction the company is goin gin.
Unlike at Amazon, where Jeff Bezos remains, for now, firmly on the board in a leadership role (essentially the new CEO reports to him) - with Google, I think it's the new CEO Sundar Pichai and he reports to the Board, but it's unclear, at least to me, if the founders Larry and Sergey have anything to do with the company now.
Perhaps not - probably not from what it looks like.
More to the point though, here's the thing.
With big tech being SO BIG - there is no way you can simply "use someone else" because there is no option.
For instance, a lot of my customers have told me that there is no-one out there putting out books and workouts like mine, so it's either my books or workouts - or none for them (since they prefer REAL MAN workouts).
Which is true!
But ... it's different with big tech.
Not choosing or choosing to buy fitness products from me is one thing.
With "not using Google", it would mean I'd have to stop using their search, emails, everything else they offer - which has becom so big that there isn't much compeition other than Amazon, to whom I'm steadily moving over to in every regard.
There is a MONOPOLY.
that is never good.
Because monopolies anywhere, my friend, are either promoted by dictatorial regimes - or they LEAD to dictatorship in some way, shape or form (Google's customer service is a prime example).
Not only that, there is too much CONTROL everywhere - starting from this mask wear nonsense everywhere (which granted, not all of us wear, but still - you HAVE to in some places!) - to vaccine passports and other nonsense (people are protesting against that though - which is good) - and RULES imposed by cumbersome goverments everywhere i.e. "it's my way or the highway " and customer service - dealing with unique situations? Forget about it!
It's just pathetic how our freedoms are being stripped away, our data being mined daily, and people lik eyou and I - and indeed people in general - there ain't a damned thing you can do about it, my friend.
So, where am I going with this?
I dont know ...
I dont so much care about the side effects or negative effects - if there are some positives to be gleaned from the relationship.
Amazon is the best at mining data, and knowing what customers want. Way better than Google or anyone else out there.
But there are just so many benefits out there for the business minded person that want to do biz with them, so I do ...
But other than them, I dont see ANY big Tech company that offers the same "benefits - losses" ratio.
As I'm off for another frustrating round of paperwork that should never have been had to filed in the first place, I'm out.
And remember - last day for Lumberjack "Lodestone" Fitness to be offered at the price it is.
It WILL go up after that - so reserve NOW if you want in
Since so many people - and companie in general seem to be missing the boat, well, I thought I'd put this out there.
After yet another absolutely and utterly horrendous session (over three days) dealing with Google on a seperate issue which could have been resovled with ONE SIMPLE EMAIL - and which Google blatantly lied to me about in certain regards - and most of all, are brazely unapologetic about it.
I often wonder, what do these companies THINK?
Even the biggest can fail, my friend - and smart men like Jeff Bezos know this.
Despite no longer remaining the CEO of the company, he's still the executive head of the board (whatever the term is) at Amazon. You can bet the current CEO will be leaning heavily on him for advice as well!
True, Amazon has it's issues with front line customer service - especially in India. Or, calls routed to India.
But overall, they have an escalation matrix - that still works as it's supposed to.
You can get a real HUMAN being on the other end of the phone - or email - that actually listens to and understands what you're saying - and most importantly TRIES to understand.
Not so with Google, one of the worst ever in terms of customer service.
Not so with certain other big companies I won't name here.
But here's what customer service is NOT about -
Sending me a copy and paste email as the first response to a question, peppered with highly idiotic links that anyone can Google themselves. I mean really, guys, if I've read the links and contacting you after that, why email me the same damn things again?
Simply telling the customer "copy and paste responses" such as "where is my delivery" gets answered with a copy and paste from the website, which to be honest isn't showing the right info, but thats al customer service can tell you "whats on the website". Pray, whats the point of customer service if they dont deal with , well, SERVICING the customer?
Promising the customer something - and then not only going back on that promise, but blatantly being "brazen" about it. Dishonesty is something I hate the most!
Giving terrible "copy and paste" responses which make you feel you're talking to a robot (with terrible spelling etc as well) that could quite frankly care two hoots less about your issue as opposed to fobbing it off on the next unlucky rep to receive the case.
Giving the customer email responses like "we understand that ... " (when there is no solution after the understanding), or and as I've stated before, staring off with flowery equivalent of customer service honey do's for the entire page, before they finally talk about your concern in "one line hidden away amidst the garbage" - which that one line doesnt even address your concern most of the time.
Unfortunately though it's not Google that is the sole culprit here. Customer service in general seems to have become "boot the customer away" and "how dare he contact us".
Jeff Bezos, again, is the only guy thats got it spot on i.e. "if the customer is contacting us, its likely because we messed up" - and so he FIXES the issue.
Ain't no surprise he's the richest man in the world today.
He's getting a lot of flak for his recent space journey, but to all the Tom Tom's giving him flak and telling him how he should spend his own money fixing more world problems - well, going to space and "colonizing" mars or what not is a fix in itself. Jeff Bezos knows very well the Earth's limited resources are running out, and he does nothing without a reason behind it.
Plus, capitalism was what GOT him where he is today and you see the Tom Toms whining about socialist fixes "he can vaccinate the entire world over twice and still be as wealthy as he was before the pandemic".
It's his damn money.
He's got the right to do with it as he chooses.
Simple fact of life -people with a socialist mindset, of course, won't get it ..
And of course, they won't look at HOW he got there, and aspire to reach similar or higher levels themselves.
But anyway , customer service to me is about understanding that not all customers are Bozos.
Not all customers don't read links before contacting the company!
Not all customers are "always wrong".
Not all customers are "abusive" for pointing out that customer service reps lie to them (when they do). They're stating a fact stated many times over - and they finally "lost it" and got frustrated. Happens to everyone, at least those of us that are human.
Most of all, its about understanding each customer is unique, and many a times the rigid rules don't fit EACH circumstance.
True, in huge congolomerates, certain rules are there, period.
Even 0 Excuses Fitness has a very stringent, for ANY reason, NO REFUNDS POLICY.
I've been very upfront with this always.
But other than that, those in customer service need to realize two things -
One their job is to SOLVE the problem - not be a rote copy and paste monster on roids.
Two, each customer is unique. While each problem might not be able to be solved, at least make the customer he's been HEARD - instead of just pasting shoddily written responses (Google My Business team in India gain).
It's just terrible. Honestly!
I mean, EVERY time I get customer service emails these days, I can smell whatsup.
If they actually want to help (Google is actually fairly decent in that regard so long as you purchase paid services from them) - they'll get straight to the point.
If they dont - it'll be the garbage above.
Regrettably, there is way too much of the latter going on.
Anyway, what do I know ...
I'm just one person.
But thats how it starts!
Anyway, those are MY thoughts on that - let me kno wif you agree!
And remember to pick up the best fitness system out there ASAP - right now - because it truly IS the best, my friend.
Best for the best!
PS - Remember, price goes up VERY SOON AGAIN for Lumberjack "Lodestone" Fitness. Those still on the fence, kindly place your order NOW and please don't hanker for discountc etc later, there is a discount goin gon NOW. Kindly do the needful, and place the pre-order, an dlets get ready to ROCK AND ROLL!
I think I mentioned recently the See Xi Pee threatened to nuke Japan - "remorselessly and without stopping i.e. non stop" till they capitulated, if they even put "one soldier on the ground to defend the great nation of Taiwan"
Which needs the worlds help, to be honest, and the world is starting to stand up - big time.
Australia, Japan, India ... and of course, the US of A.
And of course, the See XI Pee keeps following the Trump dictum of attack no matter what.
Maybe that works - and indeed it does, if you're in the right.
But when you're squarely in the wrong, each bluff in that direction - and it's bluff and bluster, nothing else, achieves the opposite impact of what is desired (by Xitler and cronies).
Por ejemelo, if I tom tom the 0 Excuses Fitness System as the best, most results producing, and most revolutionary ever in many regards and I do it, to be honest, I'd be right.
But if I wasnt and kept doing it, I'd look like a fool, and accomplish that "goal" - or, I'd look like I was bluffing.
Ditto for my no refunds policy etc.
No refunds no matter what bro. Simple fact of life.
Very clearly stated on the refunds page as well.
But either way ... the latest is this -
PLA buff channel calls for breaking Japan into 4 countries if it tries to defend Taiwan
Puffers and buffers?
Reminds me of buffoon Central to be honest.
And part of the denizens there are the puff n buff morons.
I mean, really.
Does China really think with its army nowhere near the US - with a restive population sick of the CCP - with an artificially propped economy ready to tank anytime, and all this just off the top of my head - could actually do what its saying?
True, it could nuke a neighbor if it really wnated to.
But what about the neighbors with nukes ?
Of course, talking logic to a bunch of lunatics helll bent on world domination no matter what and with their heads so firmly up their asses they can't see any light except for when they "bend over" ...
But thats the CCP for you a bunch of retards and thugs mostly to be honest.
Sending posses of police in to take 65 year old professor (a single man at that) captive.
And of course, stomping down feminism.
Bravo, CCP, Bravo.
Even Xi would't have foretold the limits he's indeed slipped to.
Anyway ... enough said on that one.
But here's the thing.
Puffing and buffing workout wise - the most useless thing ever.
REAL fitness, strength, and health from the inside out is wehre it's at.
And in case you're even in the least bit interested in the above, then go HERE - and grab the System now.
And no, I wont be crawling after you on my elbows through broken glass either to get it. You either do, or you dont, and both are fine by me.
But ifyou do, you know which side you're on!
Alright, I'm out.
I should have said "more on losing focus", because I think I've written about this before many times.
But something that is oft ignored in terms of success, even when you talk to DOERS - real doers - and especially by the shamians that strut around claiming to be self help experts advocating "meeeeeeeeeeeeee time" and "feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel good advice" (and let me tell you, if it feels good, youre probably not even halfway, or even one step along the road to real lasting success - not permanently at least) ...is this.
What to do AFTER the success.
Now, different people have different definitions of success.
Different goals dictate this too.
When I was focused on getting into the best shape of my life, my friend, the compliments came in thick and fast.
(and sure, I'd get called all the above before too, but now x 100).
My students would literally marvel at the overnight weight loss.
Girls would flock to me - even more so than before (while that might sound like Tom Tomming - it is i, but it's also TRUE)
And I'd just keep getting in pinker of health so to speak. Lifelong injuries vanished - without a trace - never to return.
Lifelong health problems disappeared without phat phock docs telling me "dont go swimming".
And so forth ...
It would have been easy for me to lose focus and turn into a phat phock.
Neither did I lose focus on several other goals I had.
But lifewise, I've been guilty of this on more than one occasion.
Reach the summit - pause to "rest and relax and enjoy it" - but then end up sliding down, because the enjoyment stretched out for a bit too long.
Business wise, there are reasons this is happened to me.
In 2019, for one, I didnt devote near as much time to my writing as I should have - and the results showed.
I was going through a tough phase in 2018, of course, that I've written about, and when I finally resolved it, I wanted to take time off to "savor my success".
Perfectly understandable, and in my case I didnt really take time off. I was focusing on the wrong biz.
But I was also taking time offf, and not hitting it as hard as I should be on this one - or as I am now.
Right now, I keep pushing myself to remember one thing.
Conquer one summit - then move to the NEXT.
The minute you're idle, my friend, or dont have a goal is the minute success, as Claude Bristol rightly said in the Magic of Believing "grows wings and flies away".
It is indeed a fickle beast - many waiting to enjoy it!
True, if you're a billionaire, you could probably focus on enjoying life more once you get there, but beware - those stories hear of overnight crashes, fortunes coming tumbling down - all very true!
Look at the real doers, Jeff Bezos for one - they dont stop!
They understand that achieving one goal is cause for self congratulation, but also time to reflect and know that "the real work lies ahead".
Bezos correctly emphasizes the day one culture at Amazon.
The results show.
Pity Google and most other biggies don't follow Amazon's example, but then again, thats why Amazon is pretty much the only conglomerate out there quietly growing - and how - while the rest stagnate.
Sheer biz genius, superb customer service at the end of the day and then some.
An obsession with the customer, as Bezos puts it.
That, my friend, is something YOU need to be aware of.
Fitness wise, if you're planning 100 fingertip pushups at a go, for instance.
Tough goal, eh.
Might sound undoable for you.
But when you do get there, and you can if you do the thing , you probably wouldn't want to bask in the sunshine for too long, and pat yourself on th eback for too long - because if you do, that ability will fly away as quickly, or perhaps much quicker as you GOT IT.
Muscle memory notwithstanding.
Thats just an example, of course.
Key thing - think in advance.
Always plan your life - fitness wise, or otherwise - out by a few years.
Have goals - then have goals.
Focus on one - but keep the rest in mind too as you do so.
And you'll do just fine!
It's one of the principles not directly, but indirectly mentioned in damn near EVERY Commandments in the 10 Commandments of Physical Training and Success in the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and lifewise, in all my motivational books and courses.
And rightly so ...
Think about it - how does it apply to you?
Let me know!
I'm out - back soon.
Women, my friend - are a strange, strange "creature".
And the line between a "feminist" woman and a Nazi feminist woman these days is so thin that it might not even exist.
True feminism is about equality, or as much equality as possible. Give and take.
Yet, that movement died out almost as quickly as it started in the 1960's, to be replaced by Nazi femnism which is what the title of this email suggests.
And which is what I'm completely against - it's always been goose and gander for me!
"With women my experience has been it's heads she wins, and tails you lose!"
Can't win for losing.
Or, whatever terminlogy you use, but this great customer was so right.
You'll get blamed anyway!
Case in point being every time I complain about something, or, according to my "wife" "dare" to say something .
"How dare you say anything to US!" she'll holler.
Note the usage of the words "dare" and "us" - both classic Nazi feminist words in terms of guilt trippping the male (the one that does get guilt tripped, or falls into the never ending trap of responding back directly and honestly)
(which can be done, of course, in certain situations but most situations - not - simply because "they're women" and how dare you, because of course, unless there's witnesses, they'll accuse you of abuse for just opening your mouth to speak, while they of course can run riot with whatever nonsense they so choose).
When I complain about my computer to her, she claims "he yells at us" (which is utter nonsense, the "us" thing - she pulls my daugher into it even when she is NOT involved - quite obviously so!)
The most ludicrious of course, is when her own computer crashes, and I have to fix it "because I know how to".
I could list 10 things right off the bat she does too, and never does and did for me ...
I could list 10 things right off the bat my wife is actively plotting against me on...
(I'm sure she would say the same thing - but facts speak!).
Not to Nazi feminists though (facts dont speak).
And back to computers, its insane, but her computer crash - I got blamed for it despite not having (quite obviously) even touched the damn thing.
My daughter apparently did something with it, they had to restart it or what not.
But it's familiar, this "getting blamed for everything" and usually when I have NOTHING to do with it, and am not even physically present there!
Anyway, two things -
One, the guilt trips - and the usage of the word "us". For Bozo Schofields and Nazi feminists (notice how they use the same terminology), they will never take responsiblity and say "I".
Instead, theyll try and pull others on their side by proxy as it were, to back their own non existent arguments up (when those others have no clue).
And two, winning - or combating this scourge, and benefiting from it....
YES, you can do it - but fighting back directly isn't how.
You CAN turn the guilt trips on their head ... but the way to do it is NOT how most men approach it.
And Just so you know, it's not the following eitehr -
Indirect caustic comments made to her.
Ignoring her is part of it, but not the whole shebang by far.
(She bang ... I dont know if that gives you a clue! Hehe).
And it's not even writing books on it and then selling them. No.
Not arguing with her. NOt doing more housework or laundry. Not turning into a whiny Bozo. None of the above, my friend.
There's far better ways, my friend, and I cover 47 of them HERE in a manner that has never ever been done before in history.
Truly one for the mgtow crowd, but even if youre a real man thats sick of all the BS, and women acting like they're men but not taking an inch of male responsiblity - well - you'll want to read this book.
I'd say every real man owes it to himself to read this one!
I wrote it!
Anyway, I'm out. Back soon!
Truly ... well, two things.
Even the sewers don't want CERTAIN things residing in them.
I aint referring to so called giant crocs/alligators in the NYC sewer system either!
I'm referring to that huge log in the Brum sewers that had been chokin it up for months ...
It finally seems to be out, as you can see from the fact that the troll of the century or millennium (not to mention "El Tubbo" x 1000) is back - yet again.
Or maybe he's been back all along, and I just didnt pay attention to him!
But it's a nice day to talk about him. Hehe. Very nice day indeed!
And the second thing up there - why the Bozo is such a loser?
The main reason - if I could nail it - ONE reason?
It isn't so much his wierd fetishes, his trolling , the insane fits of rage he flies into when yours truly needs to bitch slap him down (ugh) - it isn't so much the fact that hes always on the toilet every second beer he drinks (ugh!) (dont ask why he tosses those bottles down from the 11th floor of his apartment in China, then complains about why he gets notices not to do so - not everyone wants beer bottles raining down on them "out the ass" if you get my drift) or his blatant racism, or even the fact he' stuck in a dark, deep room right now he'd do ANYTHING to escape.
A room where he's constantly living by Mommys rules for one.
A room where he's stuck without most of the things he WANTS.
A room where ... ah, but you get my drift.
There is being a caveman by CHOICE. I'v written tomes on that before course.
Then of course, you have Glyn Bozo.
Minus the ass in nose, or nose in ass from what it seems from the fit he's worked himself into right about now ...
Main reason though, isn't any of the above. All of that Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde stuff adds up, yes.
But its mainly because this guy is one of the laziest guys you could ever see!
Or meet, or read about.
Truly, the guy is so lazy that waking up in the morning (or in the PM) and taking a shower is too much for him - or brushing his stained teeth (no prizes for guessing what he does with his electric toothbrush - ugh again).
He's too lazy to even troll right.
I mean, think about it.
For years, he's been bullying me (so he thought, hehe) after first blocking me on WeShat when I couldnt smack him one. (he would have bawled like a baby, so I probably wouldn't have, but still).
Then of course, his insanity in the wechat groups, and the horrible racism he spread about me.
Truly a horrible, horrible person this Schofield is.
Just plain NASTY, as you can see from what he does to others - and what he tried to do to me, including, most tellingly last year when he thought "he'd go public".
Poor Bozo - his tactics all backfired.
Spectacularly, if anything.
yet, think about this.
If he had enough the slighest amount of real brain, he'd ape me - and try to LEARN from me to get the same results!
Truly, he's got a Master at work in front of him.
Pun not intended, Glyn.
ANd since you're a lazy phocker, I dont mean "bodyweight exercise guru" either.
I mean a marketing genuis, expert, and master.
But of course, it all takes work.
Building your own site, class quality products that noone out there can begin to match, real results, a track record of very satisfied customers, all this didnt come overnight. Hehe.
It certainly wasnt apparent to the Bozo when he made them stickers. Heh again.
But all of that is something the Bozo could do, if he wanted to.
Trouble is, he's too lazy, so he showed up at Amazon.
I hope he does again, hehe.
Anyway, if there's one thing I cannot stand beside Nazi feminism, it's LAZINESS.
And losers like Bozo.
Enough on that, but thats the reason - j ust thought I should tell you!
It DOES hold a few valuable lessons on success as well.
And on that note, to join the ranks of the truly "elite" - those who REALLY got what it take to succeed - well, jump aboard the exclusive community here - the 0 Excuses Fitness Ship.
And, make sure you get a regular dose of the solid fitness system we're on - truly a global phenomenon!
The 0 Excuses Fitness System - the best for the best, truly!
This is going to be a short one, but I've gotta ask!
In the future, we're planning on putting out 0 Excuses sports wear - and on the menu as of now - hoodies - and T shirts!
Of all sizes, shapes and sorts - colors too possibly (athough I prefer simple white and black, but we'll see).
I have written before about the nightmare it is for me shopping for clothes - both upper and lower body.
First thing you know, sizes these days ain't standard anywhere.
Second, what is XXL around the waist - is, for me, and all you trainees likely too - WAY too tight around the shoulders!
Recently I ordered another one of those XXL T -shirts.
They fit me nigh perfectly, and don't billow around the waist like some of my other shirts do.
But look at me trying to get into - and take the damned thing off, you'd think I was trying to rip the arms off, thats how much of a struggle it was!
There's snug fit, then there's EXTRA snug fit!
Especially in hot weather (A/C and everything not withstanding).
And here's the thing - what I personally would like to find?
Some manufacturer that makes things for peopl ethat workout - not phat phocks that dont.
Some manufacturer that understands "slim fit" is fine, but those shoulders should be a size larger!
Some manufacturer that is truly a 0 Excuses style trainee himself or herself - so he or she - knows the struggle!
Write back - let me know your thoughts.
PS - Two courses, if used in conjunction that'll make the top buttons on your shirts pop like nothing you've ever done before - Battletank Shoudlers - or Shoulders like Boulders! if you're starting out.
And of course, Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness - very close to completion. Get your pre-order in NOW my friend - special gift for all those that DO!
And why I am indeed uniquely qualified to talk to you about freedom, and my almost fanatical quest to promote the concept of personal freedom and liberty above ALL - and support those that promote it - and truth be told, given the way the loony radical liberal left is spreading their control tactics globally, there are precious few of us left!
We're indeed torchbearers. And so we shall continue to be.
People as a whole are tired - and people are SICK of the madness. People want NORMLACY. A calm life. Peace!
Anyway, one reason is - growing up - some of what you would consider to be basic freedoms were severely curtailed for yours truly growing up - on the whims of, of course, my nazi feminist mother.
I mean, who in their right minds wakes their kids up at 7 am on Sunday mornings of all things "to go play tennis in the blazing heat - around 930 AM -1130 AM, almost the hottest part of the day in India summers for that matter!" when those same kids would like to relax and enjoy their Sunday - do what THEY please - I still remember complaining about not being able to watch my favorite war shows due to that madness, and my "white knight" father hollering at me in the car "how dare I".
True, Dad, you were right in that I had a talenf for tennis and swimming.
But did it ever occur to you that maybe what I wanted was what I'd really excel in?
I could be - and am talented in probably way more sports than just tennis.
But just beause Mom wants to put on the "upper society" face "we play tennis, look at US, the educated middle class!" (back then in India tennis was the preserve of the elite. It still is, to be frank!) ... doesn't mean I need to play along, no?
What I wanted was to be one of the boys playing soccer.
Of course, that never happened.
"He thinks he's so strong!"
Of course, how dare I be the alpha male, eh.
But let's take swimming - something which is one of my favorite things to do.
If I truly had talent, and you wanted me to "excel", then you sure didnt show it much via your actions, Dad.
Dumping me in a crowded, packed pool on Sunday evening "because Mom wanted to go then" doesn't exactly inspire confidence. That pool was so packed you could barely swim an inch in it, let alone laps...
Think about this though Dad.
In the Kolkata summers, I'd wake up - on MY OWN - with NO CAJOLING - at 430 AM in the mornings.
Think about it.
Rahul Mookerjee, the caveman, early int he morning!
But I did it.
Because my grandfather never forced me to do it. He never shoute dup a storm at me.
Most importantly, I enjoyed the swim!
I enjoyed swimming in the pool - the wild lake - all of it!
Hell, even my cousins wouldn't wake up at that ungodly hour. I still remember my Aunt saying "not today" sleepily from the balcony because it was too early.
At least she cared for what her son thought. Hehe.
Paradoxically, of course, my younger cousin would show up.
Not surprisingly, my Mom hated that younger cousin.
"He sits at home!" I can still hear it. Hehe.
He never goes anywhere! He's always SITTING A THOME!
Poor guy was just going to college, Mom. What else would he do BUT sit at home after college?
(and not like his sitting at home impacted YOU - he was in a room - my room - thats all!)
Of course, if he'd go out drinking etc that would be an issue too
How dare he enjoy life. How dare any man. How dare anyone!
Anyway, this lunacy persisted ... till adulthood.
Till now, of course.
t's truly the SCOURGE that needs to be PURGED, my friend.
Part of it of course is the idiotic and inane "power competion": and "we have more money than YOU!" drama (while furiously trying to find out how much money you have, hehe - and checking your parcels - trying to figure out whether it's bank cards or credit cards you're getting in the mail) that is common to control freak Nazi feminist morons.
When I bought my wife a dishwasher, my mom pestered me up and down for days because apparently "it was a big investment".
I was 30 years old.
Like Mommy, I can figure out my own damn finances without your meddling - without so called input from a person thats never earned a dime in her life.
Apparently the logic on that one was "This is India! We hire maids - annoying ones at that that show up at 6 in the morning to clang utensils loudly and never piss off when they're done" etc etc.
Then of course, when I installed satellite TV instead of the silly ass "cable tV" that was all the rage back then in India.
(That was again for the wife - yours truly doesn't watch the boob tube, as you know - and that was during "happier days with the wife". Do I miss it? Sometimes, but given how it's turned out, nah - I dont miss it at all! I'd rather be the single dog!)
Mom wept up a storm about "how her son doesnt listen to her".
Then of course, the crowning glory of all this -w hen a phat phock of a Doctor once told me not to swim and drink beer so "my liver could recover".
It never did.
Years later, it did - and how! (at the age of 36 plus, when most had given up on it - and indeed, me, hehe).
And it happened by methods of my own choosing, not what some phat phock Doctor that didnt follow his own damned advice told me to do.
And of course, Mommy went behind my back and cajoled him to write "no beer" on the prescription he handed me.
He was almost embarassed writing that.
I asked him politely just why he'd do such a stupid thing.
"Your mother....: "
His voice trailed off.
Given the area he works in (Nazi feminist Central hub) - he probably deals with a ton of these maniacs daily.
But really, my friend.
You can laugh, or you can curse when all this is happening to you - and I bet it has, or is, or will at some point.
Unless you're lucky enough not to be dealing with Nazi feminists in some way, shape or form. If you are, great - I salute you!
But believe me, the best thing to do?
Is to combat it - and WIN against it - take your freedom BACK - and of course PROFIT in ways these Bozos never thought possible.
And no, with Nazi feminists, going out all guns blazing will backfire.
Remember "they're women so they can get away with bloody murder", but if a man says something, he's automatically abusive. Hehe.
Thats how it works, friend.
But thats NOT how it was supposed to work - or SHOULD work.
Goose and gander!
But since they wanna play it this way?
We'll play it OUR Way too , my friend.
And the book on combating Nazi feminist behavior, and PROFITING IMMENSELY from that - well, it's 85% done, and I'm planning on having it out this coming week. Lets see how that goes, but I truly think thats the next one out!
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So thats something to digest.
And I'll be back soon!
I saw a post the other day somewhere - I believe on WeChat about China complaining that "the US is being too strict by banning student visas etc in increasing numbers from china".
They were pretty blunt about it, and did not use polite language either (China) as they never do (of course,when WE call the China plague what it is i.e. the China plague, they throw a hissy fit!).
I think they said "cultural warfare" or some nonsense.
Typical Global Times Tom Tom b.s..
A person commented as follows
"Yet, students from overseas still cannot return to China".
Neither can most people even if they want to.
You have to have the vaccine for once. NO CHOICE! And to add insult to injury, it has to be the China approved "Sino" vaccine which to me is utter hypocrisy and a case of, much like the much Tom Tommed security law in Hong Kong last year, China trying to impose it's will upon the entire world in general.
That law says amongst other things you could be sitting in the US writing an op-ed on China, and not say what the CCP tom Tom's (all BS) - and they'd be within their rights to arrest you upon landing in HK the next time.
Of course, they claim the law isn't "intended" for that purpose.
Somehow I beg to differ, given the reality of what is going on in Hong Kong. So sad to see whats happening there!
Goose and gander is an alien concept for China, and many companies too I believe.
One of them being Payoneer which I often use - though not for super important payments etc.
Always have more than one option, and I showl do.
But, I still use 'em, and they're important to me, but I knew - as soon as the logo changed to a "rainbow" logo that "bad" things were in the offing.
They recently went big, and public I believe. Which I applauded them for!
They did it in 2020, I think.
But anytime this in your face tom tomming the "rainbow" spirit goes on, there's trouble brewing.
If just for the liberal mindset behind it.
Not saying Payoneer is this or that, just saying ...
But lets stick to facts!
Inexplicably, they blocked my account a couple of days ago.
I emailed them.
It's been 3 days, and no-one has bothered to get back to me other than a stock response I got on Twitter after raising a bit of Cain, but even that, you could tell they dont really care.
I swear, customer service everywhere! It's become much like companies telling you "dont ask for customer service" because first thing you know, they dont tell you anything you do not already know by looking at the site or whatever (will orders come today? Will they be delivered? Customer service spits out the same thing that the computer in front of you is right now, so where and what is the point??) ... and second, theyre increasingly being manned by copy and paste robots from God knows where (actually I know very well. Hah).
I sent them POLITE emails
Nothing rude at all!
And of course, they never got back.
I'm sure they'll get back with somethig about being too busy or "the plague from China".
How dare I say that, they might even say.
Well, guess what - thats what it is, and thats what I WILL say no matter who tells me not to.
And I done got the red ass today...
A couple of days ago, I logged into my Payoneer account, and it wouldn't let me login with the "account blocked" error. No incorrect password attempts made, nothing at all out of the ordinary - I've been using Payoneer for a few years now, but haven't ever encountered this issue.
No biggie, I thought. Probably random system checks or something - it happens - so I figured I'd email them and see.
Given the appalling level of customer service I've received thus far from several big companies (companies you'd think were "bulwarks" in this and other regards) i.e. customer service these days is like talking to a "bot of sorts" that simply spits out the same damn information you can see on the screen in front of you, I was a bit leery of doing this with Payoneer.
But, the last I contacted them I believe in 2018, their service was fine - a bit slow, but ultimately OK.
It seems to have changed now.
Not only have my emails not been answered/acknowledged for three days plus at the time of writing this, but my Twitter etc have also all gone unnoticed.
Since Payoneer doesn't appear to be much interested at all at looking into this, I'm posting here - any ideas why this could have happened? No transfer out of the ordinary, nothing at all to be quite honest ...
Speaking of which, I wonder why one has to sign up twice i.e. once for Payoneer itself, and the the "community"?
I read recently that Payoneer went public - not sure if this is what happens when a company goes "Big", but I've seen plenty of cases of it happening, them forgetting their customers that GOT THEM THERE - and then crashing. Sad if that happens to Payoneer, but guys (Payoneer!) - please at least GET BACK TO ME on this - this delay is most appalling and something I can't quite comprehend.
(yes, I know, Covid and so forth, but we are ALL dealing with that!).
Please let me know.
Now, I'm sure some - especially the shrinking violets and lily livered poltroons would tell me "caution!"
Dont call 'em out - they handle your money!
Much like when I had the issue with HK immigration with them stopping me willy nilly for something that was THEIR Fault, period, THEIR fault - I believe I've explained it all here - I was told then "dont file a complaint! Your money is in Hong Kong!" ...
Um, sorry, but no thanks.
If I feel I've been wronged, I could truly give a rats ass less.
And a short while after the above post, which was curiously "subject to moderation" - the Twitter guys piped up with the stock response.
Dont you just hate it when customer service gets back with "Hey! Hang in there!"
Like fix the damn problem already and THEN get back to me with solid results, not airy fairy nonsense about "Hi How are you" and long flowing lines about empathy - all thats all good, but results are what count, friend.
I was amazed though to see the warning I got from Payoneer privately.
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On the surface of it, you might agree, but ...
Well - here's my reply!
While I understand what you're saying and am perfectly happy to abide by the "Regulations" on this one - here's a couple of other things -
1) What I posted wasn't just related to my account - I'm pretty sure others may have, or are experiencing the same thing as well.
There are also others that have posted SPECIFIC questions with regard to their account - see this (url chopped) - (see Yuri (Nov 2020) 's post) - but not sure if their posts were removed - evidently not?
2), and more importantly, the only reason I posted here is because no-one seems to be interested in getting back to the support request I sent in on Monday. It's now Wednesday (three days) - and other than a stock "in process" response on Twitter, I have not received a response.
Personally, I believe in goose and gander i.e. if someone is allowed to post certain content, then the other person should be too. Simply being "critical of Payoneer" (which is a good thing in that it helps any company improve their services) ... shouldn't be grounds for banning the post.
However, I'm not debating that so much as requesting you once again to get back to me on my support request.
For reference, the post in question that I was referring to ... was a post about an user posting an exact message he got from their customer care, verbatim, about a card or something not working.
Except, he wasn't critical of Payoneer.
This strike a bell, folks?
Liberals, and the 'my way or the highway', anyone???
And to me, thats simply not acceptable.
We'll see what Payoneer does on this one!
On another note, I've been recieving some ultra furious responses to my last email about "when the looting starts, the shooting starts".
My friend, if you'd even READ what I wrote there, youd know it's the opposite of racist.
Liberals don't do a good job if at all of either reading or comprehension.
And here is the thing.
True, it is likely CERTAIN elements in both BLM And the current madness in South Africa that are taking advantage of the situation.
But then why don't we see the black community in general speak OUT against them - why don't we see the black community in general say "Hey, BLM started out along the RIGHT LINES, but it's morphed into anarchy, hurting the very people it claims to support. Not on!"
Same thing for Islamic terrorists.
Why don't we see more Muslims condemn Hamas?
Oddly enough, when it's China and the atrocities in Xinjiang, they stay quiet too!
Goose and gander truly is an alien concept these days. Truly so!
The last interaction with Payoneer has truly left a bad taste in my mouth.
If they think thats how to grow a company, more power to them!
But before that, remember one thing - as the Sheriff said in First Blood, part I.
People start fucking around with the law, all hell breaks loose!
Of course, Sheriff was in the WRONG THERE.
But Rambo my friend, did eventually get put in jail.
The law, my friend, just must be followed - there are no two ways around this.
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