america has all the technology in the world to force a peace in afghanistan, but what good is technology without willpower? this is not the same country that brought imperial japan to its knees. we don't have the faith in the righteousness of our civlization to do the horrible, truly horrible things necessary to crush the soul of a people and rebuild it in our image, because there is nothing in america worth defending.
we spy on our own, we use drones against our own citizens, we collude with torturers and murderers against our own natural rights.
we are fighting and dying and killing for the biggest nothing in history. and that's why we're losing.
doesn't matter what america could do. we could've nuked vietnam, too. but we didn't. is it because we're such great humanitarians? we're willing to lie, spy on our own, murder, subjugate, and spirit people away to secret prisons, but not push the big red button because at the end of the day we're great humanitarians?
we were defeated in iraq by iran. we have been utterly humilated in afghanistan. kabul is about to look like saigon '73.
it's because the west -- and america in particular -- is incompetent and has no culture worth fighting for or capable of inspiring its children.
it's because their water is shit and they're the only people who drink more soda pop than americans and mexicans.
wtf does that have to do with anything? did you know that election officials in america used to attract people to the voting booths by offering free rum and whiskey? that's the kind of stuff people live on when they can't trust the water.
fill your blender 1/10th of the way with ice, and then add milk (at least 2%, preferably whole milk) up to the level of the ice
add whole spinach leaves and smash them down until the blender is 3/4 full
add 1 - 2 bananas based on size of blender
add a few pieces of frozen fruit if you can afford it (strawberries, etc)
add one full scoop of protein powder
add water to the fill line
drink that every morning. and every week switch to a different kind of leafy greens. week #1 spinach, week #2 kale, week #3 something else (wild dandelions are excellent and free, but make sure you know the area hasn't been treated with any kind of chemicals).
lunch: oats + high calorie energy bar designed for hikers.
dinner: alternate between heavy milk/cream-based soup (potatoes and onions = awesome) and heavy stews. stew meat is cheap. two big pieces of bread with butter. large glass of lemon water.
throw whatever crap you can find in the pot, but don't forget the meat. seafood and chicken are fine for taste but don't skimp on red meat.
is salmon easy to come by where you live. that's what i eat when i need to gain weight. you shouldn't gorge on it for very long though because of the mercury content. eat it 3 - 4 times a week for a month or so and then leave it alone for a good while.
here's the best way to cook it if you don't like raw fish:
preheat oven to 325 degrees (f)
take a small baking pan and line it with tin foil. leave enough tin foil hanging over the edges to fold up into a little tent
place the salmon in the pan with the skin facing down
add nothing but a couple pinches of salt, a few slices of lemon, and then squeeze the rest of the lemon juice over the salmon
fold the edges of the tin foil over the salmon like a tent/teepee, leaving a gap just big enough for steam to escape. bake for 20 - 25 minutes. when all the salmon is light pink and there's a healthy coat of white fat on the surface of the meat, it's ready
serve over white or brown rice with a side of greens (alternate greens between spinach, asparagus, peas, etc)