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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Buffalohair, Global Oligarchy is Here To Stay,….for a while

Global Oligarchy is Here To Stay,….for a while

“Oligarchy: is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with an elite class distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, commercial, and/or military legitimacy”

Hmm, sounds all to familiar but the reality is, Oligarchy is the wave of the future though it’s marketed as “Globalization or the New World Order” There is no need to point fingers since both sides of the political isle in the US and the so called free world are saturated with investor/politicians who’ve floated corporate interests before the needs of the people they are supposed to serve. Insider trading and stock manipulation are their tools of the trade. But that’s OK since it’s all about the money these days.

For that matter Russia and China don’t have communist leaders anymore. Putin and Medvedev both touted the cause for a new world order many times during their reign and steered Russia towards that fascist goal. Russia’s bogus election only picked a scab on a sore that will not heal and it was the last straw that enraged the people of Russia. Now the cat is out of the bag and Putin will resort to violence to retain his rule, but the people stand more defiant than ever before. Chinese thugs who’ve infiltrated the Chinese Communist Party have turned China into the world’s sweatshop to the joy of corporate fascists around the world. Mao would be turning over in his grave if he witnessed what China has become. After all, China is now ruled by the Landlord Class Fascists with the blessings of the World Trade Organization. Does not say much for the WTO since their membership reads like a ‘whose who’ in worldwide tyranny, slave labor and human trafficking.

If you remove all the borders, cultures and creeds you have two basic groups, the ruling or elite class and the subservient or working class. The protests or “Dawns” around the world are not secular by any stretch of the word because citizens are simply pissed off at lying politicians who front for corporations at the expense of the people. When you do the math or follow the money it becomes a fetid journey into the dark side of corporate corruption on a grand scale. Presidents, Kings and dictators from around the world are being fed cash under the table to allow corporations to rape their countries and kill their citizens. Africa, Central and South America are a testament to the wholesale slaughter of natives by private armies to clear the way for mines and plantations. *Chiquita Banana was convicted for funding right-wing terrorist organizations (FARC & AUC) who murdered Colombian villagers for plantation land. **Pig iron produced in Brazil for US Industries utilizes slave labor. Small wonder money is cursed for ‘profits from slavery’ is blood money.

Asia’s track record is of equal pall and human trafficking abounds to the joy of slave hungry corporations. China has a most lucrative Gulag System and the use of slaves is an accepted part of commerce. Western corporations have pounced on the opportunity to have cheap labor and divested in nations that adhere to laws that govern human rights and employer/employee relations. Environment? Forget about it. Trafficking labor and sex slaves is beyond epidemic proportions in Asia and corporatists have capitalized on the abundance of slaves. China is not a stable nation and is struggling with internal revolts from all quarters within its borders as of this writing. It’s only a matter of time before China’s dragon reawakens and consumes the evil that has victimized this once proud nation. And it would be poetic justice for corporate thugs who’ve abandoned America to be stuck in China when the revolution breaks out since they were in cahoots with the fetid Regime. The Chinese public knows who they are and where they live to. My bad……

Africa is a classic example of absolute corruption since corporations from around the world have landed with a vengeance. Tin horn dictators have a green light to censor torture and murder their own citizens if they pose a threat to the corporate cash flow that lines their pockets. Africa is a dark continent but not for the color of skin but for the evil that prevails in this resource rich continent. Why is it OK to subjugate the populations of Africa for corporations? The people of Africa, regardless of nation, should be wealthy or at the very least comfortable considering the trillions and trillions of dollars that was made or stolen by a hand full of people. It’s a corporate free for all as the world strips Africa of all her natural resources while giving her citizens nothing in return. We baulk at giving aid to Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Somalia and other beleaguered African nations while basking in her stolen wealth and we wonder why we are poised to suffer economically in the very near future. What comes around goes around homeboy/girl.

What did we learn about the Arab uprisings? Though the media wants you to think it’s all about Islam and the boogieman Muslims, it’s not. It’s all about corruption committed by their politicians and corporations who hoarded the nation’s wealth. We should have also caught the part where all these fallen Arab dictators were on the take from corporations throughout their bloody reigns. Funny how corporations had free reign in these nations while the citizens were suppressed censored and murdered. Small wonder the mid-east is in flames. But leave it to the media to plant a communist or jihadist label on these events to throw the blame elsewhere. Keeping people at odds with one another is the mainstay of the corporate owned media and a good job they did to. Divide and conquer, for the corporate bottom line.

In contrast India is in the midst of an anti-corruption campaign lead by Anna Hazare who founded the Indian Anti-Corruption Movement. The movement has grown exponentially and has become a powerhouse in the cause of anti-corruption within India. Obviously he is not a darling of the corporate world and the media in the west has managed to keep him out of the limelight. It’s a case for ‘out of sight, out of mind and easy to kill’, quietly. In India he is the rave with massive public support and his movement has identified corruption on a scale never before challenged in India. Granted Anna faces some very powerful international corporations, powerful political figures and it should be clear he is the target of assassination, the price paid for championing truth in an era of lies.

It’s a ‘war without borders’ as global oligarchists wage war on the citizens of the world, plain and simple. Greed and control are the axioms of today’s industrialists and we are the pawns in the most elaborate world takeover ever pulled off. When we watch protesters in London or Greece as they protest government/banker criminality we should realize these protesters are in the trenches fighting for democracy. The reason the Occupy movement seems so skewed is because there are many Americans from all quarters who are disillusioned by the absolute corruption that has become business as usual. Everyone has been betrayed in one form or another and people are starting to connect the dots, but the damage is already done.

Not everyone in the Occupy movement is a communist, fascist or fringe but average citizen’s who had enough with lies, corruption and bankers above the law. There are people from all walks of life who lost it all, job, home and family that are protesting. Veterans who’ve fought and spilled their blood who are disillusioned by the corruption are protesting and the list goes on and on. The riots on the streets around the world are directly related to one another. It is the voice of the people sick and tired of corporate/bank owned politicians who’ve betrayed their people. But sadly it will all be for not since corporate oligarchists own many of our politicians and they control the militaries, police forces and the judiciary. The one world order thing was also a part of prophecy. And if you did read your sacred book then you would also know this era of global tyranny will be short lived anyway. After all, we are living in a time of great change and man is powerless to alter the course of destiny. The only change man can alter is pocket change, capice?



Your Devil’s Advocate


Saturday, October 15, 2011

The World Protests Corporate and Governmental Corruption

The World Protests Corporate and Governmental Corruption

It should be more than apparent that the people of the world are fed up with corporate and governmental collusion and greed. Though the mainstream media has failed to connect the dots, the Occupy Wall Street movement is actually non partisan and poised people against the cancer that has infected governments. Now anti Wall Street/Corruption protests are spreading around the world and the media is scrambling to find fault while politicians try to use it to their advantage. If only they knew the public is sickened by all politicians’, democrats and republicans alike. Many people I’ve interviewed say:
“It’s about time”

The World Protests Corporate and Governmental Corruption

It should be more than apparent that the people of the world are fed up with corporate and governmental collusion and greed. Though the mainstream media has failed to connect the dots, the Occupy Wall Street movement is actually non partisan and poised people against the cancer that has infected governments. Now anti Wall Street/Corruption protests are spreading around the world and the media is scrambling to find fault while politicians try to use it to their advantage. If only they knew the public is sickened by all politicians’, democrats and republicans alike. Many people I’ve interviewed say:
“It’s about time”
There are others who’ve invested heavily in the Wall Street Ponzi Scheme and granted, they are not pleased but for the most part the Wall Street protests have the hearts of the American people. The bi-polar response to the Mid-East’s cry for democracy only highlights exactly how dysfunctional Washington and the corporate world really are. Learning that corporations and governments of the free world were secretly funding the now fallen dictators in the Mid-East including Muammar Gaddafi should have been a very red flag reflecting how corrupt our planet has become. The mainstream media has glossed over the true nature of the growing international Wall Street revolt that is at our doorstep. Occupy Wall Street has taken on a life of its own. After all, Wall Street and its corporate thugs bankrupted nations around the world for fun and profit, just because they can.
Basically it’s the people of the world against governments who’ve become the front men for morally bankrupt international corporations. It’s the so called elite class against 7 billion people who’ve been subjugated and literally starved to death so elitists can buy platinum toilet seats and summer homes in Kennebunkport Maine. Russia and China are not exempt for their leadership is already caught up in the web of the globalization scam. Putin and Medvedev have embraced the New World Order as well as China’s treasonous dictators who replaced communism with corporate fascism. The mainstream media is also in their fetid pockets as well. Only problem is; the elitists also control armies and police forces and this will make for a bloody bedfellow in the future.
It is almost comical to watch as politicians try to jump on the band wagon of this budding anti-corruption movement since they are part of the problem not the cure. Corporate corruption has infected politics on all sides of the isle on all continents plain and simple. The prophesized ‘wave of conscience’ has arrived and India is an example of this trend since the arrival of anti-corruption Guru Anna Hazare started his campaign. Granted, the mainstream media has all but ignored this tidbit of news from India and with good cause since this might become contagious. Whether the Occupy Wall Street enigma was started by the right or the left is of no consequence now since it has grown exponentially and evolved into an anti-corruption movement that is all encompassing. Laughably the mainstream media is caught in a quandary as their reporters struggle to dress extremism as the core elements of this movement. Ironically it is unconstitutional extremism and treasonous activity perpetrated by politicians for the sake of lobbyists and corporate thugs these protests are all about. Though there are many factions that make up this movement the core message is:
“We Are Fed Up with Corporate and Governmental Corruption and Lies”.
From an Indigenous point of view this is old news since corporate and governmental corruption and lies were the cornerstones of our experience with Europeans who graced our shores over 500 years ago. Funny part is; the perpetrators of these egregious crimes against humanity are the ancestors of the same elitists who are manipulating markets and destroying lives around the world today. So tag; you’re it since we are already colonized in reserves throughout the America’s and soon you will be placed in ‘economic zones or unions’ solely for the benefit of corporate profits, cheap labor and the exhausted New World Order. It’s all about the money and the sooner you wise up the sooner you will realize you have been taken for a fool. Like they say:
“A fool and his money are soon parted”
The time of change is upon us and every aspect of our existence both physical and spiritual are in a state of flux and this movement is only one of many that are destined to unfold in the era we live. Like an onion; governmental and corporate corruption has many layers and Wall Street is only one of them. When the totality of corruption comes to light governments will resort to murder and incarceration to stem this wave of conscience but the cat is already out of the bag. We have entered a more virulent phase of earth changes as prophecies in many sacred works come to pass. While some people await the arrival of the so called Anti-Christ I hate to burst your bubble but this metaphorical creature has already arrived with a vengeance, like thieves in the night.
The good news is; this reign of greed will be short lived because Ma Earth has other plans and there is not enough gold in the universe to alter mankind’s destiny. It’s always darkest before the dawn and mankind has only entered the sunset of civil society. Prophetically speaking; our journey will only get darker before we feel the warmth of humanity once again. It is promising to note there is a silver lining regardless if we survive this phase or not for there will be survivors and I’m OK with that. For me this OWS protest is just another sign as prescribed within the texts of many dogmas including mine. Like a road marker this event marks the beginning of the end of an era of greed that spanned many generations. And all I can say is:
“Let the Games Begin”
Your Devil’s Advocate

Ann Little Running Deer via Carlos TheZilla

Carlos TheZilla shared a link.

Wall Street sit-in protest goes global

MILAN (Reuters) – Protesters worldwide geared up for a cry of rage on Saturday against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Buffalohair, Space G*D or Space Fraud

Space G*D or Space Fraud

It is more than obvious the elite class has a ‘secret pal’. As the ever vanishing middle class considers anything paranormal poppycock elitists are immersed in mysticism, soothsayers, astrologers and a sacred connection with spirits and/or aliens. For the most part, they are a G*DLESS lot eh. Hoarded; within the axioms of many exclusive sects lay a wealth of sacred knowledge writhe with incantations, ceremonies and secrets of the universe. Only problem is, these elitists and their ancestors were hanging out with celestial scum for millenniums and soon the joke will be on them. If only people paid more attention to their sacred books and not their change purse.

Since before the time of Charlemagne, encounters and mass sightings have been chronicled in print, paintings and stone. There were no weather balloons or stealth aircraft to mistake or blame these anomalous events on. From all indicators these medieval folks mistook some unsavory star people for G*D’s and the rest is bloody history. If only they knew to check and see if these space punks were good or evil. Maybe Charlemagne and his trigger happy descendants would not have murdered and pillaged their way through the ages for some dork who claimed to be G*D. People forget the Creator or G*D is a perfect being and does not have the attributes of man such as ego, anger, hate, revenge, lust and all the other stuff we are plagued with. That should have been a major red flag since true G*D does not share the short comings of man, just low life entities.

When someone says G*D is angry I know they are not taking to or about G*D. This jealous and angry G*D routine reeks of something man penciled in. If it does not fit you must acquit and G*D is all about love and not someone to be fearful of. What is that all about? I’m telling you first hand when I saw the light of the Creator I felt like a child reaching in desperation for that loving warmth and sanctuary. This pissed off G*D people talk and write about is not G*D, just shady space dude, spirit or whatever, pulling a fast one on humanity.

Space dudes are only on our plane of existence, technology and all. Gads, they still need ships and flashy doodads to trip around in. And what’s with the anal probing eh? Can’t say I ever experience that one. Just don’t get ga ga over the first Tom, Dick or Alien Being that lands in your pasture and tells you they are G*D. Tell them to park that thing next to the old Dodge by the barn and leave your cows alone. Actually this is when you dip into your spiritual tool bag and get the medicine within your tradition to deal with these dorks. They are like any spirit; some are good and some are screwed. Don’t get your panties in a bunch since people from around the world are becoming more acutely aware. There are stories about good star people who spoke of their place in the sky and taught good things to the people they visited. Some say these folks were related to us. They were not G*D’s but they spoke of G*D in a good way and promoted morality. It’s a far cry from the materialistic mentality of the new world order. Why don’t people talk about those cool sky guys? Guess its more fun to talk about the enema bandits from space. That’s just nasty…

‘G*D or Creator’ does not need techno-mechanical means to zip around the universe nor do other spirits and entities, good or bad for that matter. I think those old painting showing G*D and Jesus playing with some antennae or sitting in a flying saucer are stupid and a classic example of how the ancients got hooked up with the wrong star people. Only primitive butt-head life forms require technological devices to cruise through wormholes or eye the naughty bits of passengers at the airport. Space dudes are like anyone else, there are good ones and there are bad. The technique used in identifying good and evil spirits is the same technique used on all entities, in my tradition anyway. There are some rude apparitious douche bags out there and you can’t be too careful these days. So get your medicine and don’t be stupid. Surely they are not G*D’s just your garden variety space dude.

With the increasing presence of spirits and other entities on this planet it is obvious we are poised for some interesting times. I can’t really tell you how it’s going to shake down but you better stock up on goodies so you don’t miss the show. There are other spirits one must be aware of but I don’t want to give you an ulcer. They’ve been out there pulling capers on humanity since before the time of Abraham so it’s not like they just showed up or anything. They are just getting a little friskier these days. This time of change dictates that we all will experience events we never before experienced. Many events will dumbfound our primitive science and we will learn exactly how stupid our culture really is. Space guys and other entities are only a small part of the anomalous events we will experience and all dogmas of the universe give you the tools needed to cope, if you pay attention.

From an indigenous point of view it’s the same ole same ole since our cultures always knew there were good and bad spirits, space guys included. Our ancestors chronicled encounters in stone and if you paid attention your ancestors did the same, hello MacFly. Fortunately there are many other people who share visions of the truth but they are silent for fear of appearing like aluminum cap wearing whizz-bangs. The secrets coveted by an elite group of people over the centuries are not secrets at all for there are no secrets within the spirit world. Maybe that’s why spirituality is under assault because people would know the truth if they were truly spiritual. In a world based on lies and deception this could be financially and politically catastrophic. In short, don’t let anyone try to convince you they are G*D’s just because they are spirits or space people for they truly are not.

Call it guilty by association if governments try to convince you they are in consort with benevolent beings, just look at who they shared technology with. And as they say, birds of a feather flock together and these space scums are no better than the elitists they associate with. I simply lump all spirits in two categories; good or evil and I think you should do the same. And if Space Man Spiff tells you he is your G*D tell him to take a number and get to the back of the line.

Your Devil’s Advocate

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A childs experiment turns into a lesson on the toxins in our food supply.

Jillian Michaels
out of the mouths of babes…

My Potato Project; The Importance of “Organic”

A child’s experiment turns into a lesson on the toxins in our food supply.



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Friday, July 1, 2011

Buffalohair, General Than Shwe Threatens Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Again

General Than Shwe Threatens Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Again

Though General Thein Sein was proclaimed president of Burma in one of several sham elections perpetrated by the criminal cartel of Burma, General Than Shwe still calls the shots from Naypyidaw. Just remember it was under Than Shwe’s orders his top generals “retire” and form political parties in advance of the bogus election of 2010. Many people were quietly threatened, murdered or incarcerated in the process to pull off this election scam and their blood still stains the streets. The hopelessly corrupt Constitutional Referendum of 2008 paved the way for this theatrical performance. Now Than Shwe has resumed his war against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy in earnest, via his minion of course. Than Shwe deserves an Oscar for ‘Best Fiction’.

There is no question Than Shwe’s fingerprints are all over the latest push to quash Suu Kyi and the *NLD’s political aspirations. General Thein Sein, relegated to the ranks of gardener, has no real influence and must take orders like the other disingenuous generals turned politicians. That is the cold hard fact of life in contemporary Burmese politics. Than Shwe’s xenophobic fear of democracy, Suu Kyi and the NLD is a real cause for concern because of the planned visit to **Pagan. It would not be the first time Than Shwe orchestrated an unprovoked and bloody assault on his opposition. Ultimately the International Criminal Court will determine Thein Sein’s total involvement Burma’s ongoing holocaust. But alas it will be Than Shwe who has the most blood on his hands for he continues to kill. Nothing has changed in Burma except for the civil wars in the north.

The junta’s relaxing of censorship laws was very short lived but no one really believed the press would be allowed to print anything that remotely resembled the truth. Even a simple photo of Suu Kyi on a magazine cover was slammed by the censorship board. Than Shwe’s soldiers continue to rape and murder Kachin, Karen and other ethnic civilians in barbaric flare, hidden in plane site. So nothing has changed on the humanitarian front either. The only hope for Burma is when the people finally unite as one regardless of race or religion against a common enemy. Than Shwe’s ultimate weapon to divide and conquer using race and religion as a weapon would be neutralized. In any event Burma’s destiny lies in the hands of her own people for the world has proven to be impotent but their rhetoric of support sounded good.

It’s time for a Burmese Spring.



Your Devil’s Advocate

Monday, May 30, 2011

Buffalohair, The ARC of the Pikes Peak Region Annual Dinner: Entering the Star Gate

The ARC of the Pikes Peak Region Annual Dinner: Entering the Star Gate

On May 21st The ARC of the Pikes Peak Region held and annual dinner and awards ceremony at the palatial Crowne Plaza Hotel. For those of you not aware of The ARC, it is an advocacy group dedicated to serving developmentally and intellectually challenged people of all age groups. They provide education and opportunities to people who would normally fall through the cracks in society. In any event I was there to do follow up interviews pertaining to the Joe Arridy story, an intellectually challenged person who was wrongfully executed many years ago. But what I discovered at the banquet was truly out of this world.

I’ve covered many stories from around the world and have grown quite cynical since humanity for the most part has been displaced by the concerns of material consequence. Fortunately this was not the case in Colorado Springs, Colorado on this hallowed night. Personally it was more like entering the proverbial Star Gate and being whisked away to a different universe inhabited by truly benevolent beings. The banquet was superb with the grace and elegance of a truly royal gathering. There was entertainment provided by Phil Taylor and the Bottom Line that added the perfect touch to this gala event. The meal was excellent and earned a 5 star rating from a culinary point of view.

Executive director Teddi Roberts gave a riveting speech along with other wonderfully talented people of this organization. World renowned Philanthropist and humanitarian Robert Perske and Terri Roberts awarded Denver Attorney David Martinez the first ever Robert Perske Justice for All Award for his invaluable efforts in garnering a pardon for Joe Arridy (Photo). Governor Bill Ritter sent a personal video message to ARC and honored the descendants of attorney Gail Ireland, the attorney who fought in vain to save the life of Joe Arridy. The event was not centered on Joe Arridy though but a multitude of accomplishments this truly noble organization, its members and donors were involved in over the last year. But what stole the show for me was the honors given to the beautiful people The ARC were dedicated to.

The smiles of joy these wonderful human beings gave as they received their awards were ever so endearing. I found it hard to hold back the tears as they gleamed with pride for they truly faced down and conquered their disabilities to become an integral part of society. In a world that has become deaf to the cries of the innocent it was refreshing earnest and selflessness. If only I could take them back through the Star Gate to the world from which I reside. They could teach our primitive life forms the lessons of kindness and understanding, what a wonderful planet it could be. But alas, this is only science to be among true champions of humanity on this stellar night. I was surely on another galaxy where people cared for one another in fiction for the planet I live does not comprehend nor is capable of understanding the axiom of love and compassion. Besides, I would not want to run the risk of contaminating something as pure and beautiful as The ARC and all their inhabitance.

Your Devil’s Advocate

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Meal Plan

Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday 10/4/2010
Tuesday 10/5/2010
Wednesday 10/6/2010
Thursday 10/7/2010
Friday 10/8/2010
Saturday 10/9/2010
Sunday 10/10/2010

Warm Up/Prep

5 minutes
Circuit 1
1 ) Wide Grip Pulldown 3 sets of 15
This exercise targets the muscles along the side of your upper back.
2 ) Pelvic Thrust 3 sets of 15
This exercise uses your own body weight as resistance.
3 ) Jumping Jacks 3 sets of 1
1 minutes
This is an excellent form of cardio that you can perform anywhere.
Circuit 2
1 ) Seated Row 3 sets of 15
This exercise targets your upper and outer back muscles
2 ) Static Lunges 3 sets of 15
Like squats, these lunges really work your butt and thighs.
Circuit 3
1 ) Superman 3 sets of 15
Develop your own superpowers with this back-strengthening move!
2 ) Forward Lunge 3 sets of 15
This exercise strengthens the muscles in the legs for better control and balance.
Circuit 4
1 ) Dumbbell Biceps Curl 3 sets of 15
This simple curl isolates your biceps.
2 ) Jumping Jacks 3 sets of 1
1 minutes
This is an excellent form of cardio that you can perform anywhere.
3 ) Bicycle Crunch 3 sets of 15
The bicycle targets your rectus abdominus (inner and outer obliques).
Circuit 5
1 ) Concentration Curls 3 sets of 15
The concentration curl really isolates the biceps by taking any assistance from the back and shoulders totally out of the equation.
2 ) Jumping Rope 3 sets of 1
1 minutes
This is an outstanding form of cardio in terms of calorie burning and toning quads, hamstrings, and calves.
3 ) Russian Twists 3 sets of 15
Want six-pack abs? This is a full-on abdominal routine that works the rectus abdominus, internal and external obliques, and transverse abs.

Cool Down

5 minutes

Get Benched!

I know I'd normally yell at you for sitting down, but sitting isn't always so bad. For example, if you're interested in working your triceps with bench dips, by all means pull up a chair. Get ready to get some strong, toned arms. Stand with your back to a sturdy bench or chair. Bend your legs and place your palms on the front edge of the bench, your fingers pointing forward. Walk your feet out in front of you until most of your body weight is resting on your arms. Keeping your elbows tucked in at your sides, inhale, bend your arms, and slowly lower your body until your upper arms are parallel with the floor. Your hips should drop straight down toward the floor. Hold for a beat, then exhale and straighten your arms back up to the starting position, and repeat. Be careful not to lower your body too far or lean forward or away from the bench. You'll overstress your shoulders.
Take It on the Road

You know the story — you go on vacation or a business trip and your exercise routine goes out the window. Well, it's time to break that pattern! Next time you have to stay in a hotel, look at it as an opportunity to change up your workout. Bench dips, lunges, squats, and push-ups don't require any special equipment. Many hotels have gyms and pools. If there's only a pool, do your strength-training exercises in the water, which provides some extra resistance. If the hotel doesn't have any exercise facilities, do your homework — search the Internet for a gym nearby that offers day passes — most do!