What’s up with Seagal?
Steven Seagal is a Buddhist. In February 1997, Lama Penor Rinpoche from Palyul monastery announced that Seagal was a tulku, specifically the reincarnation of Chungdrag Dorje, a 17th-century terton (treasure revealer) of the Nyingma, the oldest sect of Tibetan Buddhism. I have friends who are Nyingma and they confirmed that they think that Segal is the real deal.
Seagal was granted Russian citizenship on November 3, 2016; according to government spokesman Dmitry Peskov, “He was asking quite insistently and over a lengthy period to be granted citizenship.” While various media have cited Seagal and President Vladimir Putin as friends and Seagal stated that he “would like to consider [Putin] as a brother”, Putin has distanced himself from Seagal; Peskov is reported to have said: “I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a huge fan, but he’s definitely seen some of his movies.”
Two days ago, on February 27, 2023, Segal received the Russian Order of Friendship from Vladimir Putin. PR move or a genuine expression of friendship? The word on the street is that Seagal as legal problems in the US and is unlikely to return home anytime soon.
** No more Pitter-Patter of Light Feet Not in the Chicago mayor’s mansion anyway. The Washington Free Beacon reported mayoral candidates Democrat Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson both edged out Lightfoot and will advance to the April 4th runoff.
** Russia’s Bad Year (h/t Claudio) It’s been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine and the Ukrainians are seen as the unexpected victor against the theoretically more powerful Russians. The Russian effort was poorly planned and carried out by poorly trained and often reluctant Russian troops. The Ukrainians were prepared and determined to defend their independence. This was the largest war Russia has been involved in since 1945 and Russian commanders and troops were not ready for what they faced in Ukraine. It’s common for Russian forces to perform poorly in the early stages of a war, especially when they are the attacker. The Russian government thought they had solved all these problems. That was not the case and in some respects, Russian reform efforts made matter worse…
Putin and Seagal remind me of Brezhnev and Chuck Connors. I wonder if Putin tried to jump up in Seagal’s arms like Brezhnev did to Connors.
I’d pay good money to see that
Seagal has been getting more and more whackadoodle as he grew larger and larger.
As to his buddhism, I wonder how much the announcement of his recarnation was dependent on a suitable donation to the cause, ifn you know what I mean.
Regarding Mother Russia, the tell as to how the invasion was going was when, within days of the invasion, it was found that most of the reactive armor blocks on their tanks were, well, empty of the explosives to make them reactive. That and the super deal the Russkies got on truck tires from the ChiComs.
Yeah. As much as one may hate on the Ukes, the Russians have been acting very Russianist against the Ukes since a nano-second after the Soviet Union deunionized.
The same Buddhist friend who said that he thought that Seagal was a reincarnated being also said that Big Temple = Big Hungry Dragon. The Palyul monastery is a Big Temple and Seagal may have merely fed the hungry dragon. So there may be that.
Putin wanted big Ukrainian resources and all of those white Slavs who could be part of Great Russia. Nobody really wants the Muslims from the Stans including Putin unless they can be mindless and willing slaves. There are a lot of women on the childbearing payroll in Great Russia. It can be a good income for a woman who is single and just wants be an artificially inseminated mom. I know of one woman who did that/does that now. I’ve known her for a long time and her story is not unique.
I get confused listening to some say Russia is on the ropes and others who say the same of Ukraine.
Perhaps both are true.
I’m just tired of paying for it.
It seems to be the Spanish Civil War of the 21st century. Both sides can be on the ropes for a very log time, sometimes.
I don’t mind paying for it as much as I mind all the skim coming off the money. You’d almost think Joe had enough Dough for whatever short period he remains alive, but there’s never enough for his ilk.
There has to be enough filthy skim back to the democrats, and swamp dwellers to keep them going.
“Perhaps both are true.”
Hence my previous comment of “Rorschach test”.
Both the Russians and the Ukrainians are losing. The main players winning are the Kaganite Cult (think poachers who favor the gut shot, or destroying one limb — no clean head or heart shots for these people — there must be suffering), and of course the MIC. Second-order winners (think vultures and jackals) are human traffickers, smugglers, and all manner of criminal middlemen.
I don’t think that there is any doubt at this point. Russia is being hollowed out. The carpetbaggers own Ukraine.
“ The carpetbaggers own Ukraine.”
Aha! So the seemingly insane policy of converting shithole and/or hopelessly corrupt countries into “American-style democracies” (all that Fukuyama “end of history triumphalist nonsense) really IS true! Because the carpetbaggers own the US as well.
Our government has been captured by international gangsters. Spectre were pikers.
I am celebrating the departure of Lightfoot, and waiting for the almost inevitable revelation that the new guy somehow manages to be even worse than a deranged alien pod-person.
It’s almost inevitable that Lightfoot’s replacement will arrive when you shout “Beetlejuice” in the same way that she did.
Tucker just roasted Beetlejuice, along with Jussie Smolett. Award winning comedy. Since I called it 7 months ago to watch out for the stealth candidate Nikki Haley (legitimate or a vote syphon), I’m going to opine on Fetterman. The repubs in Penn just demanded proof of life and nothing has happened as yet. The governor has until Aug.18th to call for a special election. The Penn dems and the DNC are probably scrambling for a replacement candidate, printing the fake ballots and gearing up the fraud mechanism in the interim. They can’t do a Weekend At Bernie’s for 5 months, so it’s fish or cut bait time real soon for the dems. IMHO.