Daniel, about last night ...
I passed out, buddy ... head hitting the keyboard ... was in the process of a monster post to you ... woke up this morning ... post was still sitting there ... UNSENT (thank goodness) !!!
I don't know what to do with it ... it's fascinating for me cuz it's a look inside my wasted brain ... I'm still analyzing it for accuracy ... it's going to take DAYS ... but it looks 100% dead-on so far, with a few important typos here and there of course .... trade war, China, rape, hypocrisy and the American media is acting against our own economic interests (and I'm taking JUST trade war and economics here and NOT any of that peachy reporting) and no one is calling them on it ... it gets my blood boiling ... cuz our kid's future is at stake ... so I kept on drinking and writing and drinking and writing ... whoa !
Good news though ... Sake is all gone ... gin almost ... bye bye beers ... got to go re-supply now ... cuz any real warrior knows that the key to victory is the behind-the-scenes logistics that keeps all necessary ammo and firepower in stock so fighters can fully focus on the fighting
re Hangovers, they're for pussies ... yeah, I said the P word, sue me ... professionals are trained to tolerate anything and everything and they don't even notice tiny, little distractions. Their minds are made of molten metal and they can erupt at any time ... fire and brimstone may be on the brain but never a hangover to blame. They just don't get them and if their head hurts in the AM it's probably cuz they were fighting wars at night and that goes with the territory ... real warriors don't complain about battle injuries ... they just keep on crusading for the just cause
In any event, Daniel, you must read this and I know it may be hard for you with all your China ties and friendships etc but this isn't about individual people, who are so often so good ... it's about bigger forces ... Ben is brilliant, a spiritual buddy of mine, and I'm 100% in agreement with him. Note that he's a free-trader and even he realizes that there's a MASSIVE problem and there has been for a long long time and it's a JUST battle and it needs to be fought NOW ... in fact this should have been addressed long before now, we may have waited too long, we shall see what happens over the next decade ... and let's be crystal clear, this AIN'T going away, no agreement in any shape or form is going to deal with this problem, maybe a tiny baby step forward (but I'm doubtful and I'd want to read the fine print first) but the possibility for the giant leaps that are necessary is ZERO ... they're going to negotiate seriously with the current nut-job ? ... that defies any logic or reason ... they have been stringing him along like they have everyone else for the past 20 years ... it's a real war and the odds are, if you know your Rising Power history, it will most likely go military ... Dalio's really worried and he's been sounding the fire alarm on this for a while now ... and he's right ... and right to do so
Holy Sh%t, the Princess just WhAp-ed me about a Super Typhoon that's coming ... Hagibis is headed my way !!!
I gotta go prepare ... gotta re-stock right now ... but I can handle all sorts of weather conditions, no worries
ETA - Oh My Oh My ... an extra-tropical transition is EXPECTED if I don't make it guys, it was nice knowing ya !