Rough day, almost broke up with girlfriend. She went to party last night with friends, and neglected to tell me she was crashing at a friend’s house. I was worried and then pissed off enough to tell her to go back where she came from. There were other issues, I was ready to ship her back to Carolina if I did not get some consideration. Matters of chores, sex, and money, all came to a head and then at the end of the day, we resolved our differences, at least temporarily. Also my old girlfriend is now mad at me. I think because she wants me to get her plastic surgery. I don’t know exactly. Maybe she wants more consideration herself. My egotism of yesterday has fallen on rough waters.
A couple of years ago I made a posting on China and US hegemony, I get comments to this day about that one posting. It has become one of my most popular when I suggested that the US and China come to some kind of accommodation to avoid future conflict. The one brewing in the South China Sea over the Spratly Islands is an example. This is the most explosive border region outside of North Korea in East Asia.
China claims them as do Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines among others. There is oil out there and everyone wants a piece. The USA made noises supporting Vietnam and has sent ships to support the Philippines.
McCain called it the west Philippine Sea. Liebermann claims that the USA needs to increase US military presence in the area and supporting the enlargement of the Philippine navy.
Personally I think the US should not be pushing the smaller powers to confront China in a new proxy war.