Squat to live.

I love squatting. I love how it works every facet of my body; my core, my legs, my back and shoulders, everything. I hate squatting. I hate how much it hurts; the grit-your-teeth moment when you begin lowering that bar to the floor while knowing that you mustn’t skimp out and cheat by not getting low enough. I grimace at my own weakness when I do skimp out.

The squat is the most fundamental lifting exercise at the gym. It is that important. Not performing a squat at some point in your routine is like riding a 250cc bike; you’re wasting your time, and everyone else knows it even if you don’t.

For 30 years I was that guy riding the imaginary 250cc bike.

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ASIO boss Duncan Lewis is a #collaborator.

In Senate estimates this week, Senator Pauline Hanson asked the head of ASIO, Duncan Lewis, if the terrorist threat to Australia was being “brought in” via the refugee intake. His response to the question was as follows:

“I have absolutely no evidence to suggest there’s a connection between refugees and terrorism’’. He added there was ‘’no evidence’’ to suggest that children of refugees were more likely to become adherents of radical Islam.

Unfortunately Senator Hanson did not follow up her question with numerous examples that would have contradicted Lewis’s response. I have no idea what Hanson’s advisers are doing with their time but they certainly aren’t providing much guidance. Andrew Bolt has published a comprehensive list of possible examples that Hanson could have used. Bolt finishes with this statement:

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Hands up who likes hawt chicks and links!

A bit of a downer for me this week, what with Quadrant magazine, and more specifically Keith Windshuttle, rolling over and apologizing to the ABC. One more conservative icon bites the dust. But would did we expect; they’re academics, and academics are pretty shithouse at standing up to the left. Quadrant subscription cancelled. I’m not helping anyone who can’t help themselves. It’s not hard, just don’t ever apologize. Ever. Under any circumstances. To do so is an admission of guilt on the left’s terms, terms which are more often than not the height of lunacy. You don’t just admit your guilt; you give credibility to their agenda. Fuck that shit.

On to the links.

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We are divided – the three enemies of Western civilization.

On the one hand the terrorist attack in Manchester can be dismissed as just another outrage in the countless outrages to which we have been witness over the last two decades. But it is unique in that the cowardly loser behind the attack specifically targeted young women and girls. I’m not sure that he will be able to be quite as successful a pin-up boy for future terrorist recruitment as previous dim-witted ex-goat herders have proven to be.

But it has also hit a visceral nerve. Men are supposed to be able to protect their women and children, the same women incidentally who are the first to participate in candlelit vigils, supportive hashtag outbursts, and marches for universal peace and togetherness, whatever that means.

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