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