Different Strokes For Different Folks- Different People Like Different Things.; Different People Live in Different Ways — Written 07/28/2013

For Your Entertainment (FYE)…….;+)
Even if, like me, you have been raised believing more in “honne”(WYSIWYG) than “tatemae”…..Now, you will understand the wisdom of “If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Don’t Say Anything At All!”……..;+)
Even though, the “eugenics” recommended here, are not so subtle, it indicates a very strong leaning on the part of “old” cultures, all over the world, toward racism and discrimination in favor of so many old cultures and civilizations traditions. It shouldn’t be a surprise,…………,unfortunately!!!! ;+)
Change takes a very ong time………..How about “millions years”??????!!!!!………;+)
Even though we are separated today, as the video above shows, we are all reunited in the future,,,,,,,So some people are still hoping that will not be physical, only, but psychological, as well…….;+)
So far the only two (2) diseases eradicated have been smallpox and rinderpest (cattle plague) even though poliomyelitis is close to be eradicated also, unfortunately, like bad habits, it is still active, and even revived, according to some people…..
“Addiction” is not a disease for individuals only, it infects cultures and civilizations also, look at the most common sign of it………denial!!!!……..;+)
Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors.“Addictions can include, but are not limited to, drug abuse, exercise addiction, food addiction, sexual addiction, computer addiction, and gambling. Classic hallmarks of addiction include impaired control over substances or behavior, preoccupation with substance or behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial.Habits and patterns associated with addiction are typically characterized by immediate gratification (short-term reward), coupled with delayed deleterious effects (long-term costs).”

“The term addiction is also sometimes applied to compulsions that are not substance-related.”
“In these kinds of common usages, the term addiction is used to describe a recurring compulsion by individuals to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences.”
Compulsive behaviors are a need to reduce apprehension caused by internal feelings a person wants to abstain or control.[3] A major cause of the compulsive behaviors is said to be obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD).
“Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry; by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning; repeated checking; extreme hoarding; preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts; relationship-related obsessions; aversion to particular numbers; and nervous rituals, such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational, and may become further distressed by this realization.”………
“Anxiety disorder is an umbrella term that covers several different forms of a type of common psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive rumination, worrying, uneasiness, apprehension and fear about future uncertainties either based on real or imagined events, which may affect both physical and psychological health. “………….
Maybe, we should advise the standardization and large distribution in the world populations of ………”Standardized screening clinical questionnaires such as the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale or the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale that can be used to detect anxiety symptoms, and suggest the need for a formal diagnostic assessment of anxiety disorder.”……..;+)
Of course, that would create chaos, as most cultures, civilizations and individuals, in our world today, would rate in the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale,
75-80 Extreme Anxiety Levels range and would fail……..;+)
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Viet Nam, Where is the Freedom and the Sense of Humor? — Written 07/27/2013

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“Vox Populi, Vox Dei!..”……..People’s Voice is God’s Voice!…….Literally!!!!…..;+)
But Viet Nam’s official interpretation is closer to the 798 AD Alcuin to Charlemagne understanding:
Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.”
“And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.”
Of course, they don’t mention that when the “voice” is supposedly in their favor………..;+)
It could NOT be more dangerous than the net used by police to catch bike speeders!……Since nobody was hurt and/or reporting it and as people witnessing it enjoyed it thoroughly……..it shows that HCMC Viet Nam’s population is smarter than its Governments……..;+)
Posted on YouTube, the 13-minute clip shows the TV show’s hosts, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, race around the roundabout — one of city’s busiest — located at the junction of Districts 1,3, and 5 at the end of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. ““Their challenge was to do 250 laps around the circle on ridiculously small motorbikes. “

Be sure some officials were aware of it and smart enough to stay away…….’+)

“A traffic police car can briefly be seen passing by. “

http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130718-vietnam-analysts-dismiss-firms-fear-of-takeover-by-foreign-partners.aspx

Doan said Vietnamese firms, instead of closing the doors to foreign investors for fear of being taken over, should look to improving their competitiveness.”
Are you kidding????!!!!……..;+)

One of the Few Realistic Nations on Earth, Israel, Realized Since its Creation that Democratic Values are Illusions and That You Fight for Your Very Survival, Not for Democracy. People Never Change! — Written 07/26/2013

It would be For Your Entertainment (FYE) if it was not so tragically painful………;+)
The more I live, the more I understand the China’s policy of decapitating people in a family to the ninth (9th) generation……It was still ineffective for the purpose of changing minds, nobody ever changes, but, it slowed the spread of the diseased thoughts, at least temporarily, and showed how realistic the Emperor’s regime was on changing people’s minds by niceties and diplomacy………Something we, in the West, have totally lost perspective on, when we wrap ourselves in diplomatic strategic interests conversations, especially with Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America, …….any African, Asian, Middle Eastern and South American  countries, for that matter……..
What is the word.???……..”naivety”, that’s it!!!!……..We always forget in our enthusiasm that “smart” is the mnemonic including “achievable” and “realistic”……showing how delusional the West has become……..We don’t want to accept that we will never be “loved”, only “respected”, as in the respect due to an eternal, very lethal, very painful and very unrelenting adversary………Like our own adversaries are to us despite our diplomatic meanderings……;+)
The British and the Chinese have had it right, (the French used to also, but they met 1789 and then “communism” and everything changed in the name of “democracy”, mind you!). You build and keep an Empire for Yourself and Your Own People interests , NOT for the sake of Democratic Brotherhood Charitable Generosity.(DBCG) (Rhyme with PC “Politically Correct” and BCBG,”Bon Chic, Bon Genre”)……….Of course, the issue is to keep your constituents happy enough (or scared enough) to avoid continuous insurrections…….Like Rudyard Kipling, a British Indian Empire Colonial, used to say……”This is another story!…….”…..;+)
There is no lasting peace, only long ceasefires……..;+)……… It could be an Israel Defense Force (IDF) motto!………..;+)

The New “Economic Recovery”………The “Fast Food Jobs Economy” is spreading worldwide — Written 07/17/2013

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“Economic Recovery”????…….Maybe, If You call it “Fast Food Economy” !!!…..;+) The “Fast Food Jobs Economy” is spreading worldwide, even in Viet Nam, now……….
However, we need a minimum of two (2) jobs (preferably even more) to close a monthly “single” individual budget (not married, no children,  but living out of parents house, and, the transportation vehicle gasoline seems “optional”)……What a Joke!  ;+)
“Suggested monthly expenses include $20 for health care; $600 for rent; and $150 payment for a car (that apparently needs no gas.) Unfortunately the budget doesn’t have an allowance for food.”……….;+) ……This is “fast” food, as in “fasting” …….;+)…….Maybe, we are all becoming Muslims worldwide and this is the “perpetual” “Ramadan”………;+)
“The sample budget includes lines for monthly income from a first job ($1,105) and a second job ($955.) If that was one person with two jobs, he would either be working more than 60 hours a week at minimum wage, or making more than $12 an hour if it was only a 40-hour work week.””The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/ramadan-2013-fasting-for-the-body-food-for-the-soul-8696088.html

http://inplainsight.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/15/17719586-in-tough-economy-fast-food-workers-grow-old?lite

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100861115

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/business-economy-financial-crisis/two-american-families/what-happened-to-the-american-dream/

http://www.studentbodyofamerica.org/films/the-fallen-american-dream?gclid=CLDW3u3UtbgCFeWn4god8ggAkg

http://www.today.com/money/dreams-delayed-or-denied-young-adults-put-parenthood-6C10528964

http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130716-mcdonalds-to-debut-in-vietnam-metro-next-year.aspx

http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130716-mcdonald-takes-on-kfc-to-burger-king-in-vietnam-entry.aspx

“Currently, Lotteria is leading the fast food outlets in Vietnam with 146 restaurants, followed by KFC with 134 and Jollibee with 30, according to a Tuoi Tre report in May.””Burger King also now has more than a dozen of restaurants, since opening its first in downtown HCMC last October.”

Maybe this is why Vietnamese authorities are saying the Vietnamese economy is on an “upswing”, maybe they were talking about the future Vietnamese waistline…….;+)

Gentlemen Kiss Goodbye to Your Willowy “Ao Daied” Vietnamese “Con Gai” Girls, Mc Donald’s Big Mac Comes to Viet Nam Next Year 2014 – Wrriten 07/16/2013

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Be prepared for a radical change in Viet Nam beginning next year 2014……..;+)
Goodbye US Ladies size two (2), Hello US Ladies size twentyfour (24)”Mat Thu Lu” is going to replace “Om” in the Viet Nam “Con Gai” population, no more “Willowy” Ao Daied” “Con Gai” Vietnamese Girls………’+)
A very Bittersweet news, the USA Fast Food Mc Donald’s Corporation is coming to Viet Nam……….
Maybe they hope that the Big Mac will help stop the rambling American Expats……..
The real, well implanted competitor to Mc Donald’s in Viet Nam is South Korea’s Lotteria, the Arlesian girl in this story………
“Because the title character is never shown in the play, Arlésienne is now used, in French, to describe a person who is prominently (and sometimes voluntarily) absent from a place or a situation where they would be expected to show up.”
Maybe this is why the Willowy Viet Nam Con Gai figure has been doomed for a while, already, unfortunately; or maybe not, for the people selling exercises machines and gyms memberships, sports events,etc., even pole dancing is emphasizing its virtuous Vietnamese side……..;+)
…….even TP Ha Noi gets on the wagon, not to be left stranded in Union Station……

From Chinese “Thirty Six Stratagems” To “The Best Closed Door Is the Door That You Can Leave Open”—“La Porte La Mieux Fermee Est Celle Qu’On Peut Laisser Ouverte — Written 07/14/2013

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The Era of “The Best Closed Door Is the Door that You Can Leave Open”….USA Kiss Your Constitution 1st and 4th Amendments Goodbye, Long Live Echelon, Prism, even the French DGSE is Guilty — Written 07/14/2013

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“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!” Happy “French Fet-Nat”(Fete Nationale) the Sunday, 14th of July 2013!
When “Liberty”, “Equality” and “Fraternity”, the French Republic motto, as well as the foundation of the USA Constitution,  are but a memory echoeing in the fog of our collective future……….
“The Best Closed Door is the Door that You Can Leave Open”, the old chinese Taoist saying, found in Lin YuTang “The Importance of Living” seems to have replaced everything………
Maybe…..
““What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?”
(try to say that to the scandinavian child who survived on a regimen of cod liver oil……..)
“The busy man is never wise and the wise man is never busy.” 
(a good one to use when getting old and unable to get busy even when you try to help ohers………) 
” “The wise man reads both books and life itself.”
(as most of the books of men are, wrong…..)
““Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.”
(a good motto for the USA bankrupt local public works departments……)
““If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, then you have learned how to live.”
(this is why Asia is the pinnacle of living, especially Viet Nam……)
“Much as I like reasonable persons, I hate completely rational beings. For that reason, I am always scared and ill at ease when I enter a house in which there are no ash trays. ”
(maybe Lin Yutang was a tobacco companies secret agent……)
“Anyone who wishes to learn to enjoy life must find friends of the same type of temperament, and take as much trouble to gain and keep their friendship as wives take to keep their husbands.”
(maybe Lin YuTang didn’t know about american women divorce statistics……….)

Lin Yutang