Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hiking the Cajas
When you're hiking at 13,000 ft., 
sometimes the clouds have to come up to visit you.

Clouds approach a Caja notch

Clouds rolling in over Caja peaks

Fog rolls in high in the Cajas

Monday, December 19, 2016

Be charitable this holiday season.
Help save the snowflakes.

(Note - The Russians instructed me to post this video)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The relentless Fake News of mainstream media outlets like New York Times, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Washington Post, Huffington Post etc. is quite laughable - and their hypocrisy in censoring anybody who doesn't tow the party line is shockingly blatant. 

They dish out fake news in so many ways -- by agenda-driven omissions, by cherry-picked exaggeration, by exclusion of other points of view, by ad hominem attacks, by selective editing, by staged media events, by straw-horse panel discussions, and by the infamous "SPIN" that got its prominence as a journalistic meme because of them. 

Here's an example of how the fake news of mainstream media spins a story to cater to one of their political or cultural agendas. It would be humorous if it wasn't so like the truth of what they do:

Trump Forces Black Family From Home!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Anti-Gun Stars with Guns

How do anti-gun activists in Hollywood make a living? Glorifying guns, of course.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The NRA and the entertainment industry interact publicly as mortal enemies. But as the number of weapons shown in movies and TV steadily increases — and stars like Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie make fortunes wielding guns onscreen a co-dependence that keeps both churning is revealed: 'making the liberal bias a lot of money.'” 

"Gun use in Hollywood productions is actually on the rise. According to THR, 'the average number of [gun] models used between 2010 and 2015 was 51 percent higher than a decade earlier.' A 2015 report published by The Economist concluded that gun violence in PG-13 movies had tripled since 1985. Moreover, the appearance of guns in Hollywood productions is so ubiquitous that some manufacturers–like Kahr Arms–trust their advertisement to Hollywood appearances."
Who has repeatedly lashed out at Hollywood for societal ills ranging from violence to political gridlock and squarely blamed it for "dousing our kids with reckless, gratuitous, irresponsible gunplay?" --- NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre

Meanwhile, ‘17,850 Tons’ of Imported Ammo was bought in the United States in Last 12 Months. And firearm sales is brisk. The streak began with May 2015–when more background checks were conducted than in any previous May–and continued with more background checks performed in June 2015 than any previous June, more in July 2015 than any previous July, and more in August 2015 than any previous August. Month after month, a record has been broken through November 2016. In fact, the number of background checks performed January 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016, was so high that by the end of November there had already been more background checks performed in 2016 than in any year in history. According to the FBI, there were 24,767,514 background checks performed between January 1 and November 30 of this year. And, contrary to the mainstream media's image of gun owners, women are one of the fastest-growing gun-buying demographics in the country.

As Hollywood increases its drive to highlight gun play as cool, it can't help but make the domestic arms industry increasingly profitable.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

People Rushing to a Hole

"The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. 
Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands."
--Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Idealized love, in the eye of the beholder. 
Chips and scratches cannot change the way the artist sees their love. 

Idealized Love Chipped and Scratched

You learn something every day. 
Feminism has now been outed as a white supremacist group.

I'm glad that progressive thought keeps advancing to its politically correct Weltanschauung. Social warriors everywhere unite!
The struggle of the proletariat cannot be stopped!
...Unless the doublespeak "progressive" movement winds up devouring itself, trying to out-PC each other.
One thing's for sure -- I need an official list of all the groups I'm supposed to hate; there are too many to remember -- do they have an app for that?
I am investing in companies that build safe spaces; that's for sure the growth industry of the future. 

(Note: No trigger words were consciously used in the formulation of this post. If you feel you've been triggered by anything said as a result of my post-traumatic stress over guilt association to residual neo-Freudian privilege insensitivities inherited from my involuntary post-colonial lineage, please accept my karmic reparations in advance.)

Feminism is White Supremacist
It is highly abusive and discriminatory to animals to expect bovines to indefinitely hold their flatulence or limit their autonomic expulsions of digestion byproducts to prescribed increments based on a carbon-footprint schedule. In California, where so many bean burritos are sold, I would expect the cow lobby to demand equal regulation for human windiness. I'm glad I live in Ecuador, where cows are free to express themselves in a natural, sustainable way.

Calfornia Regulates Cow Farts

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Birds in Cuenca are friendly.

Pigeon on Foot
Pigeon face-to-face
Pigeon and Friends

Food is Near

Scramble for the food

Feeding Frenzy of Pigeons

Street Art always tells a story.
But some street art requires a roving eye to see the whole story.

Street Art Tells a Story

New Street Art in Cuenca

New Street Art in Cuenca

Cuenca SUV
Cuenca SUV
Art Quote on Wall

"Art is not simply a substitute activity and of course it is priceless."
A Sustainable Christmas Tree 
Why bring the tree in the house when you've got one planted in the backyard?!

Backyard Christmas Tree

Mining companies in Ecuador promise "responsible mining."
It seems the graffiti on the wall has an answer to that...CHENDO!

Responsible Mining - Chendo
"Chendo" = "Just Kidding"

Friday, November 25, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

How Do You Know Truth?  
A Simple Rule - Media Programming isn't called "programming" by accident. Corporate media programming is fake truth, hypnotic doublespeak, a greedy, power-hungry inversion of reality whose agenda is anything but humanistic. The quicker we send the elite media vultures to the influence graveyard, the faster we regain our critical thinking, the sooner society will emerge from the enslaving perception bubble, the more solidly the truth will emerge for all to see.

Some lament the once grand and noble 4th Estate has subdivided into a squalid duplex of rancorous armed camps. But the 4th Estate was never grand or noble. It was always inhabited by vipers, sycophants, and fools who counted on the less you know the more you believe. But now they no longer command what is true and they don't like it. Their doublespeak temper tantrum labels a free press anything not fake. It's like telling their kid to pick any color as long as it's blue.

Mainstream Media Graveyard

"Be the anomaly, the aberration, the glitch, the inconvenient, 
the divergent, the string of junk code. 
Be the stubborn apple that falls 
nowhere near the tree, or the fucking forest. 
Be the fool, the bonehead, the idiot in the room. 
Let them shake their groupthinking heads at you. 
Let them be ashamed of you, embarrassed of you, pissed off at you. 
They will call you names and you must let them. 
Let them jeer, let them point, let them laugh. 
Be resistant to their mockery. 
Be the fodder for their jokes. 
Be a magnificent failure in their eyes. 
A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. 
So go ahead, be the scar tissue on their worldview. Their normality. 
They’ll loathe you. They’ll fear you."
-- Shahir Zag

Saturday, November 12, 2016

EMOV signs

A Valiant Effort
EMOV signs in Cuenca express wishful thinking more than reality.
Native plant in Cuenca
Pink hanging flowers
Hanging flowers
Rainbow colored flower
Large flower on plant
Flower market
Tree full of blooms

Cuenca has a wonderful variety of flora.