Sunday, November 30, 2008

The airplane that becomes a clock

When life was in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, airplanes were molesting peaceful living.

Very near the city is the international airport called Schiphol.
It is one of the busiest in Europe.

When the wind is from the east, the smaller planes, like Boeing 737’s, are landing flying right over the city centre.
At very low altitudes.
Making tremendous noise.

Of course the people that live in the city centre are very much annoyed by this.
They are afraid one day a plane may crash on their houses.
They are annoyed and irritated by the noise.
And worried by the pollution: kerosene can be smelled.

But not much can the people do.
The Government has a telephone number available people can call to complain.
But that is only to take pressure away from the suffering people.
Nothing is actually done with the complaints.
The economic stakes are too high for the business people and politicians to care about the well being of the people.

This problem with low over flying airplanes molesting existence in Amsterdam, the Netherlands was one major disadvantage of living there.

It made every citizen go through a lot of fear, irritation and annoyance.

Now, in the dry riverbed called Punta Boca del Salado in Baja California, Mexico, every afternoon at around 2.30 a plane comes from the east to land at nearby San Jose del Cabo’s airport.

And interestingly, this plane is never experienced as annoying or irritating.
To the contrary.
When the sound of the airplane is heard, the mind thinks: it is 2.30.
The plane becomes a clock.
The sound is now one of the nice aspects of being here.
Part of feeling at home.
Something one can trust is there.

In Amsterdam there were hundreds of planes passing over in a day when the wind was from the east.
At Punta Boca del Salado it is only one.
Making the difference between love and hate.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sit, Rocky !

There is the physical health and the mental health to take care of.
And the many exciting developments concerning the business.
On top of this comes the care for the two dogs that are frequently abandoned by their owner.

This is specific of Alfredo and without any bad intentions.
He simply knows that when he goes to spend some days with his girlfriend Jorgina, there is another person around who will take care of his dogs.
By now this is an attitude that has been accepted and no big thing is made out of it.

Even the dogs are used to it.
When Alfredo leaves, they move in under the Fuso Szulc.
When he returns after a couple of days, they go back to the rancho.

Over the last month it has been noticed that one of Alfredo’s dogs, the canine called “Rocky”, is a very clever and smart dog.
He is able to understand instructions, to remember them and to follow them up.

One of the tricks he has learned is to run after a stick thrown into the sea.
He dives into the water, swims to the stick, grabs it in his mouth, and swims back to the shore to put the stick near his proud instructor.



This may seem not a big deal for a dog to achieve.
A fervent and loyal blog reader may have a dog that, as the best trick, starts barking when the doorbell rings.
Or sits on his hind legs when offered a cookie.
Or even brings the Sunday newspaper to the bed.

But we must remember we are here in Mexico and this dog called “Rocky” has always lived in total freedom.
That means complete anarchy.
He is not even potty trained, ladies and gentlemen.
So for him to suddenly become acquainted with some form of intelligence is a revolution seldom seen in a dog.

The audience must also be aware that “Rocky”’s training is without rewards like cookies, sugar cubes or cats.
The only reward being used is words of praise and appreciating touches on his head and body.
“Good dog, Rocky !
Very good dog !
WHAT a good dog !”

That works as well.

The next trick he has been learning took quite a long time for him to master.
He had to learn to sit on his hind legs when the commando “Sit” was coming to him from the instructor.
That may sound like an easy thing, but again, this dog is based in the wild animal world.
To do something a human wants is an unknown activity in the dog’s repertoire.

The next step was to have him from the sitting position lift his right front leg and put his paw in the hand of the dog trainer.
An even more complicated procedure.
That’s like going from Primary School to University.

Very complicated because the other dog, going by the name of “Gante” is awfully jealous and interferes all the time.


“Gante” creates a situation of nervousness and turmoil and that upsets “Rocky” so much he can’t concentrate on his homework.
Hence, “Gante” is put in a place far away from the training grounds and indeed praise and prizes go to the dog trainer because eventually “Rocky” mastered to follow up correctly the instructions “Sit” and even “Foot”.
He would sit down and would put his paw in the hand.

This routine was repeated several times a day to get it deep into his brains.
Because the plan was to surprise Alfredo.

When he would come back, the plan was to ask Alfredo to seat himself.
To go in front of him with “Rocky” and demonstrate what this smart dog had learned.
To impress Alfredo and make him feel proud of his dog.

Yesterday was the day.
Alfredo had returned.
Late in the afternoon he was asked to sit quietly down to see something spectacular.
“Rocky” was called and he came happily and tail wagging to the arena.
He was placed right in front of the instructor in full and clear sight of Alfredo.
“Rocky, sit !”

“Rocky” was looking around but not sitting down.
“Rocky, sit !!”

No response…
“Rocky, SIT !!!”

It looked he didn’t know what it was all about.
Pretending there had not been hours of intensive dog training.
Everything possible was tried to make “Rocky” sit down but he simply refused to collaborate.
No sitting down.
No dog feet offered.

Alfredo was now not looking anymore to his dog but to the sweating and desperate instructor.
Who started to explain what the dog was refusing to show: that he could sit down and offer his right foot after the instructions “Sit” and “Foot”.
Alfredo heard this and obviously had his own thoughts about the performance.

Meanwhile “Rocky” had joined “Gante” for some new playing in their anarchistic world.
Leaving his instructor in a most embarrassing situation.

Later, back at the Fuso Szulc, “Rocky” decided to pay a visit.
“Sit, Rocky”.
He sat down.
“Foot, Rocky”.
He offered his foot.
Damned dog.
Now it is found out he also has a sense of humor.






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Friday, November 28, 2008

Tourists are terrorists too.

tIt is only 8 months ago that Countesses Karina and Marjolein, Indian friend Raj Menen and your faithful blogwriter were standing in front of the 556 rooms Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, India.
The hotel that has been attacked recently by persons who believe that their way can be forced through violence.

The team was doing research for the project “The most beautiful people in the world” and actually one person was found close to the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Lakshmi Mukeshjado was claiming she was the most beautiful.
Her portrait was made right in front of the famous hotel.
Where a pool view room costs $ 960 (743 €) a night.



Next, we went with Lakshimi to an area called a slum.
A walk of 5 minutes from the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Makeshift houses where people live having an average annual income of $ 500 ( 387 € ).
One year of work not enough to rent a room for one night in the Taj Mahal Hotel.

As long as we live in a world where there are people who believe it is acceptable to rent a room in a hotel for $ 960 a night while nearby people try to survive on $ 1,36 a day, we can expect a reaction.
It makes people extreme and desperate and in the name of a political conviction, a philosophy or a religion they start shooting and bombing.

Of course it is unacceptable to use violence.
But this is physical violence we condemn.
There is also moral violence coming from the rich exploiting the poor.
The terrorist doesn’t mind who he or she kills.
This conscious elimination of consideration for fellow human beings is also executed by the rich tourist staying in a $ 960 a night hotel room while people nearby live on a Dollar a day.

The Countesses weren’t staying in the Taj Mahal Hotel.
They didn’t even go in there to eat or have a drink.
They are not violent.

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To learn more about income in India, click on:

http://cee45q.stanford.edu/2003/briefing_book/india.html





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Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Russian scam

Internet is a fabulous invention.
On websites a lot of information can be found.
And through e-mails, social life and business can grow in volume and quality.

However, because of its openness, the internet is also a playground for people with bad intentions.
There are different schemes around and one of them is the lonely Russian woman who is looking for a wealthy European or American.
Supposedly to marry but if a lonely and desperate guy is found the milking of money soon begins.
There are well documented stories of men who lost lots of money or who flew to Russia to find out there were more men on the plane going to meet the same girl.

The reality is, there is no girl.
There is a gang writing those e-mails and the possible resulting communication.
Guys pretending they are the girl.
They send pictures of the girl, but those are stolen from magazines and are in fact of Russian photo models, singers or film stars.

Yesterday, this e-mail was received:

Hello man my new friend!

I understand, that you do not know me and I do not know you, but
probably in the future all can change. All good always occurs in the
future and I ask a few patience from you to read my letter up to the
end. In the beginning I want to be presented you and to tell a little
about my life. My name is Elena and to me it will be very pleasant,
if you will name me so. Was born 32 years ago and all this time I live
in Russia, in Cheboksary . Now I work as the pediatrist in hospital and I very
much like my work as I every day communicate with many different
people. My life goes in regular intervals and every day is similar on
previous. I like my friends and love my family. Certainly the most
important i want to found love and my the husband to be the happiest
woman in the world. For all my life I could not meet the man to which
I could trust completely and with which I would like to connect my
life, but very much I want.
Several days ago I laid at home on a sofa and thought. Why I am
lonely? Why I cannot find my special the man? Probably I have made
nothing to be happy? Certainly I can be together with the man which I
not love, to give birth to the child and simply to be mum, but to not
be happy in the family, but I do not want it. I want to love the man
and simply be happy to be with him. Also I have thought. Why to not
try to get acquainted with the man from other country if I could not
find my special man here in Russia? Now we live in 21 century and I
know, that many people use the Internet and "Marriage agencies" to
get acquainted with suitable the man in any point globe. I do not want to
be lonely during my life or simply to sit and wait, when my love will
come to me. I want to do itself my life happy and have found such
marriage agency here in my city. I knew, that their help will be not
free-of-charge, but they have asked the big sum of money from me.
Nevertheless I have thought and have decided to not be greedy this
money, for the sake of my happiness and my love. Money - never can
give to me of it. Probably my destiny to be with the man from other
country? I do not know, but I want to try to know.
They gave to me yours E-mail and have told, that you also are
interested to find the woman for a life. I think, that now you can
understand, how my letter has come to you, could learn a little about
my life and about me, but I do not know your desires and I ask to
think. We can try to build serious relations or probably simply to be
friends. If you do not have desire simply speak to me and I can
understand. Nevertheless if I am interesting to you it would be very
pleasant for me to learn also a little more about you and to receive
your photos. I understand in computers not much, but I hope, that you
also can receive my photos in this letter. Certainly appearance not
the most important in the person both his private world and soul are
of great value, but nevertheless it is more pleasant to receive the
letter from the person and to see, how he looks. All this, that I
wanted to tell to you and now I shall wait only your answer. Excuse,
if I something have offended you in my letter or something has told
not correctly, but understand, that I try it for the first time and I
worry a little. Even if serious relations are not interesting to you
or I am not pleasant, simply let to me know. Ok?

Bye bye,


Tired of loneliness Elena


This is the picture she has been sending:




Specially for Elena, a new person was created.
His name is Charles Dahler.
A dentist from Munich in Germany.
He replied to Elena:

Elena, you are tired of loneliness?
This is not good.
You live in Cheboksary, Russia and are on your sofa at night dreaming of a man and a happy family life.
And working in a hospital as a pediatrist.
You probably could have a better life.

My name is Charles and I am a dentist from Munich in Germany.
This is to say, most of my time I am occupied with managing the estate of my parents.
The castle and the land need much of my attention.
I have not much time to think about a family life but maybe I should.

Well, bye bye.

Charles.


When the so called Elena replies, the fervent and loyal blog readers will share her message.


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To read more about scams from Cheboksary, Russia, click on:

http://www.delphifaq.com/faq/russian_marriage_scams/f1136.shtml

http://www.delphifaq.com/faq/russian_marriage_scams/f1150.shtml







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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Inaugurate Obama today.

Just a question.
We know we can make tunnels.
We drill horizontally and eventually we end up in fresh air and with light again.
We start at one side of the mountain and end up at the other side.
Now, why can’t we do this vertically?
Why can’t we start drilling vertically in some field, to end up in another field?
Go right through the earth until we come out on the other side?



Another question.
Why are runways of airports horizontal?
Wouldn’t it make more sense if for taking off the runway was in an angle going down?


That would allow the plane to have to produce less energy to take off.
Gravity will help it accumulate speed more rapidly to get airborne.

Same for landing.
If the runway from halfway was going up, it would help the plane to stop more easily.



Last question.
Why does it take two months for a new president to be sworn in?
From the day the new president is elected, the sitting president becomes a lame duck.
Not many countries in the world do this ridiculous and unwise thing.
But now we see the USA in a desperate economic situation and immediate action is needed.
But the one to do this is powerless in a waiting room until January 20, 2009.

There is an elegant solution to this problem.
President Bush should step down immediately.
Make the Presidency available to Barack Obama today.

Two more months of limbo will only result in the economies worldwide to detoriate more.
More people will loose their jobs and will be pushed in misery and poverty.

Fervent and loyal blog readers, let’s make this a snowball.
Tell anybody you know about this idea.
To inaugurate Barack Obama today.





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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Persistent pioneering

One of the projects at hand is the follow up to “The most beautiful people in the world”.
A new project called: “How the world loves”.

Similar to most projects performed before, it is unknown if this project is going to be successful or not.
This is inherent to the way a pioneer works in photography.
Always looking to walk undiscovered tracks to reach unseen areas.

“How the world loves” starts with the opening of a website probably next week.


Opening page of new website from the project "How the world loves"


Visitors to this website are explained what the project is about and invited to participate.
This they do by sending in pictures showing how they love.
Every contributor gets a personal page on the website of “How the world loves” for the whole world to see how the participant loves.

The idea is that people from all over the world will send in contributions.
The special issue is that nowhere on the website of “How the world loves” it is explained what is intended with the word love and its performance.
Every person can make a very personal interpretation and formulate a most specific answer to how one loves.

Is this going to work?
Is this going to be as successful as “The most beautiful people in the world”?

There are no answers yet to these questions.
And in fact there is no worry about that.
Already, being involved in the preparations of the project, a feeling of accomplishment and happiness is achieved.

In art one must try.
There are no fixed answers or solutions.
No guarantees or securities.
Entering territories never scouted before is the only way.

This is being a pioneer.
Starting a new project after another one is finished.
Never reaching a destination.
Because travelling the road is the destination.





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Monday, November 24, 2008

What is coming to us.

When in La Paz recently, of course the ice cream shop “La Fuente” on the Malecon Boulevard was visited.
They have exceptionally delicious ice cream made from guavas.
In front of the shop are benches where one can sit quietly to overlook the bay of La Paz and see the people parade by.

Next on the bench a beautiful man was sitting observing some children and making notes in a book.

This was Chandes Ahuja.
A man originally from India who had moved to California, USA where he had been working as an engineer.
Now he is on a 6-month travel in Mexico living simple and on a low budget.
Finding rooms to spend the night for 20 $ (15 €).

It was a pleasant conversation with Chandra, his Indian name.
And at one point he wrote something down on a piece of paper to give it to his new friend.



The note says:
Ramana Maharishi / Tiryuvayamalai

Back in the Fuso Szulc of course this Ramana Maharishi / Tiryuvayamalai was Googled and several results came out.

For the fervent and loyal blog readers there is now the option to share this extraordinary experience of receiving a piece of paper with a name.
To find out what is the meaning and the message for each of us.
Of learning what wants to come to us.

Click blissfully on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi

and

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/

and

http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/teachings.html

and

http://www.arunachala.org/

On these websites you will meet a man who has something to tell you.



Open and know what he tells you.


As a gesture of compensation and friendship Chandra was giving a piece of paper on which:

www.themostbeautifulpeople.org




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Sunday, November 23, 2008

A secret revealed

Nobody else is seeing doing it but still every morning the walk is made to the sandy beach and a plunge is made into the Sea of Cortez.

One cannot say the sea is warm as it was only a few weeks ago.
Better to say it is fresh and cool.

But it is still nice to swim and this without getting chilly.
Because once the temperature of the water drops so that the body starts to protest for what the mind is making it going through, the daily swimming will be finished for the year.

Once in the water, while the dogs watch intensely from the beach, there is of course the exercise of swimming.
But every day it is also included to float on the back.
With the arms spread wide, carried by the salt water and moving harmoniously up and down by the waves.
This makes the body relax totally.
It is a sensational feeling to become aware that all the muscles finally relax and that for some moments gravity is not an issue.

When living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, together with the Japanese wife, Koan Float was visited.
A business where they make you go into a gigantic egg.
Filled with very salty water and equipped with ambient light and music.
The customer enters and floats on the salty water in the egg.
Costing 50 € ( 63 $ ) an hour, it is a perfect way when living in a big and hectic city to find some moments of total relaxation.

This total relaxation is now found in the Sea of Cortez and a discovery has been made.
When in another situation, that might be stressful, it is possible to imagine floating in the sea and the relaxation that gives.
Instantly the effects return making it easier to deal with the stressful situation.

This is today’s advice to the fervent and loyal blog readers.
Have something in your life that relaxes completely.
Do this frequently and enjoy it as deeply as you can.
Next, when in a stressful or unpleasant situation, simply remember the activity that makes you enjoy total relaxation.
Imagine yourself in the relaxing conditions and feel again the good effects it has on you.
Have that fill your feelings and distress your body.

You will learn how much more easy it will become to deal with the more difficult situations.
Remember also that the people you deal with in the stressful situation will be influenced positively by your ability to become relaxed, peaceful and harmonious.

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To learn more about Koan Float, click on:

http://www.koanfloat.nl/






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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The end of the world

We are all in the fourth week of November and the weather north of the Mexican border is cold with rain and snow now.
Chasing retired people in their RV’s from Canada and the USA to the South to spend the days in the nice and warm weather of Mexico.

But this year they haven’t come in the numbers as was usual.

A favourite location for winterbird RV’ers is the dry riverbed of Los Frailes in Mexico.
For years and years approximately a hundred trailers and motorhomes would be spending the winter there.
But now only a handful have arrived.

The same for the only trailer park in La Paz.
“La Casa Blanca”.
Yesterday there were four motorhomes, two trailers and two tents.
While other years in November it could be hard to find a free space in the trailer park able to handle over a hundred RV’s.

Friend Esther who runs the B&B “The Blue Angel” in La Paz explained that she was having almost no guests.
And was hoping that the Xmas season would bring better times.

This is recession away from any illusion and showing its depths.
Affecting people in many ways.

But Bill was affected in a different way.
He is from Canada and a retired Yamaha mechanic.
Travelling with his American wife in a beautiful Class C Dodge motor home with a Mercedes diesel engine.
Almost immediately after the Fuso Szulc arrived at the trailer park “La Casa Blanca”, Bill approached for a chat.
And soon he was talking about what happened to him.

His wife had fallen and had cracked her skull.
She was now in coma in a hospital bed of the clinic on the other side of the road.

Bill was rather lost and pushed out of the long time usual patterns of his life.
Finding himself somewhere where he didn’t know how to manage life.

Fortunately his wife had a good health insurance.
And was going to be evacuated with a private jet to a hospital in the USA.
Leaving Bill in his motor home behind.

His reality of years is an illusion now.
A memory only.

So are the times when credit seemed limitless.
And travelling a permanent option when gas prices were still affordable.
When there was no fear for the future.

However, it must be realized that everything that happens in life, is for the good of us.
Bill, the Canadian Yamaha mechanic, could have a new and interesting time in his life without the permanent presence of his wife.
The recession hurts but also offers new opportunities for those who are able to see and embrace them.

One can say:
“I lost everything”.
Or one can say:
“I lost everything to be free and open now to receive new opportunities”.

No matter what, Bill’s life and ours continue.
Wives, husbands and the recession can be the end of the world.
But there is always a new world waiting.




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Friday, November 21, 2008

Mario the Manager

For the evening meal in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico the restaurant called “The Sushi Zone” was visited.
One can dine in the restaurant or order food and take it away.

The person taking the orders was asked if they could make a box with sushi of different kinds of fish.
But without mayonnaise.
Because this is what they do in Mexico with sushi.
They smear the sushi rolls with fat, greasy mayonnaise.
The sushi rolls enter more smoothly the throat thanks to the greasy mayonnaise but in Japan they use sake for this.

The guy taking the orders got slightly confused because of the special request and called the manager of “The Sushi Zone”.
A nice guy who heard the request and asked why no mayonnaise.
That is like stepping on the toes while dancing together.
To explain that beautiful years of the life were spent with Mayumi?
A gal from Miyazaki, Japan, who sure knew how to make a good sushi?
And this without mayonnaise?

A silly excuse was made to the manager: having been frequently in Japan, the sushi was preferred in the Tokyo way.
Without mayonnaise.

While this interesting conversation was going on, one of the employees was calling to the manager for some other issue and it was accidentally heard the guy’s name was Mario.

An arrangement was made for the sushi and after about half an hour it would be ready.
The manager was informed a hardware shop nearby would be visited to buy some stuff and later the food would be picked up.

Some 40 minutes later “The Sushi Zone” was entered for a second time.
Busy like a beehive and hectic.
The cashier guy called the manager who was very proud to offer the food that was prepared in the special requested way.

He showed the box with the sushi and the chopsticks, the soy sauce and the wasabe.
Exactly as was requested.
What a great guy!

An idea came to mind.
An impulse.
The hand was hold out towards the manager with one finger.
In Steven Spielberg’s ET-way.


The manager was told:
“Touch my finger, please”
He was confused.
What a strange request.
But he actually stretched his hand and touched the finger.
The customer closed his eyes like being in deep meditation, opened the steel blue eyes, looked at him ultimately serious and nobody else and said as in a trance with a guru-like voice:
“Your name is Mario!”.

The manager was devastated.
Totally shocked.
Turned pale.
He obviously had no clue that half an hour before, by accident, the customer had happened to hear his name.
He thought that the touching of the fingers had transmitted this personal information about him.

The restaurant “The Sushi Zone” was left while the manager Mario couldn’t believe nor deal with what just happened to him.
He just stood there flabbergasted.

But outside the protagonist asked himself why he was doing these things.
And the answer came quickly.
Recently it has been realised that life has been lived and is still being lived in illusions.
Everything that is true is made untrue.
The reality of life is transformed into the creation of the one that lives it.
A self created Disney Szulcland luring others in.

The manager comes home tonight and sits down with his girlfriend and says that a weird thing has happened.
A man came into the restaurant who did not want mayonnaise on his sushi and who could know his name by touching fingers.

This illusion gives a quality to life.
Because the girl friend touches lovingly his hair thinking his job is too stressful.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The terrible temptations

Today the Fuso Szulc leaves the dry river bed at Punta Boca del Salado, Baja California, Mexico.
A journey needs to be made to the town of La Paz to settle some business matters.

This creates not excitement but inner unrest.
Life has been going in a certain rhythm for the last 40 days.
A very organized and stable life with a program every day the same.
With highlights like the morning swim in the Sea of Cortez.
The siesta after lunch.
The running in the late afternoon.
It is cruel to have to miss these daily activities.

Instead it will be the city life with all its concentration of energy and vibrations.
The hecticness, the temptations, the noise and the pollution.
But also the friends to meet and a delicious guave treat from the ice creamshop “La Michoacana”.

It will be two days in La Paz only.
The planning is to spend only one night there and return to Punta Boca the next day.
A strong and intelligent man should be able to handle this.
But the temptations?





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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wicked cricket

There is no interest whatsoever to follow the news coming from the world of sports.

No interest to know who is playing in tennis tournaments and what are the results and who is the winner.
Not even when it is Flushing Meadow, Wimbledon or Rolland Garros.

No interest at all in baseball, basketball or ice hockey.
Unable even to name a team or a star.

Soccer used to be interesting but since teams of cities consist now of players from all around the world, also interest in this sport has evaporated.

Even the recent Olympic Games in Beijing, China have not been followed at all.

Hence, it is a life without absorbing information about sports and guess what: this is not a problem.
It just doesn’t matter for the better or for the worst.

Nevertheless, the news on radio and TV contains frequently items about sport events.
That is unavoidable.
At those moments the openings of the consciousness are closed and thinking is allowed to go wherever it wants until it is back to the economic or political news.

For which closure of the doors of perception is less effective is when the BBC reports on cricket.
In fact, when they give results of cricket matches the level of irritation goes way up.
Because cricket is the most stupid sport in the world.

The uncle of this blogwriter was a cricket player.
Uncle John even had a cricket field on the family estate.
As a child he was seen dressed up all in white with long pants throwing balls with friends at some sticks planted in the grass and a guy covered in leather and canvas trying to hit that ball with an enormous bat.




A cricket match is coming from English tradition.
In the past, cricket spread to certain countries due to colonialism.
There is no cricket in Africa or Latin America because the British never had colonies there.
We only find it in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia that once suffered under the British hegemony.
Therefore cricket is played in a very few countries and is popular only there.



What is most irritating is that a news supplier like the BBC Worldservice pretends that cricket is a worldwide sport popular everywhere.
They extensively report on cricket matches and the embarrassing thing is that it is each time the same small amount of countries.

In cricket they have a certain vocabulary like the team from another country visiting are called “the tourists”.
A game is called a “test match”.
A “test match” can take two days to play interrupted frequently by “tea”.
Most of the time nothing happens.
Just a guy running and then throwing the ball.
Sometimes a player catches the ball coming from the bat and then they celebrate like they won the Nobel price for sports.
It is even today totally unclear what exactly is the purpose of this game and how the counting is done.




Today was the news that the cricket players have started to complain.
The reason is that they have to play too often.
There are only about 5 countries having a professional cricket team.
They play each other constantly.
There is no other competition like teams from cities playing each other.
If there are only about 5 countries having a team it is a Pinocchio competition.
They need to play each other every few weeks.

Nevertheless, the BBC announcers report on cricket as if it is the most major sports event in the world and of the highest level of excitement.
Stupid cricket.




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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What a job!

These are exciting days because of the progress made with the two photo projects on hand.

“The most beautiful people in the world” had lost most of its momentum after the French publisher Robert Delpire suddenly cancelled his involvement last July.

But with the loyal help of two friends in the Netherlands an international publisher was approached.
This has resulted in a contact now with the most famous book designer in the Netherlands.
With him a process is taken place to see if he can come to a sparkling, innovative and convincing design of “The most beautiful people in the world” as a photo book.
Once that has been achieved, book publishers can be approached again and consequently in a most convincing manner.

It is a long process to bring a photo project like “The most beautiful people in the world” to a successful and satisfying conclusion.
Without insisting and absolute believe it is never possible.

Meanwhile, adding to the reborn momentum, the magazine “Vision” in China has decided to publish a selection of “The most beautiful people in the world”.
The same for the Arab version of the magazine “Marie Claire” in Kuwait.

At the same time, the follow-up photo project of “The most beautiful people in the world” is about to go public.
It is called “How the world loves”.
Soon a website will open of the photo project “How the world loves”.
Where visitors can learn more about the photo project and become a participant and contributor.
The website offers the opportunity to send in images and text showing and explaining how someone loves.
These contributions are all published on the website of “How the world loves” almost instantly.

To make this possible a lot of website engineering is needed and this is done with a website genius called Peter Bouwmeester from the company Digital Media Art.
With him is a very creative and fruitful collaboration and this is key to an excellent result.

Loyal and fervent blog readers may ask where the photographer comes in if participants in the photo project “How the world loves” send in their own pictures.
The answer to this question is that once many people have contributed their images and texts to the website of “How the world loves”, a selection of the most remarkable participants will be made.
These persons, wherever they live, will be visited in their homes where they will be documented.

The last project resulted in most pleasant meetings with persons believing to be the most beautiful.
Now persons will be met who can show how they love.
What a job!

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Great website engineering by Digital Media Art to reach at:

http://www.1website4u.com



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Monday, November 17, 2008

The most happy girl in the world

During the birthday party Rossillo came to ask a question.


She explained she had her 10th birthday last month and wanted as a gift a mobile phone.

In Mexico and many other countries it is rather unusual that a child asks family and friends for presents.
It is even considered by many people as impolite.

With an educational responsibility because of being a friend for all her life, the first question to answer was what was the position on her taking this initiative of bluntly asking for a specific birthday present.

Was Rossillo to be lectured that asking for presents is not polite?
Or should she be respected and appreciated for the fact that she has the courage and the initiative to try to obtain what she so much loves to have?

The choice was made for the second option.
To not impose a bourgeois doctrine but to accept her way.

Like most 10 year old girls, Rossillo is crazy about having a mobile phone.
Not so much to make phone calls.
She doesn’t have the money to buy credit.
But the mobile phone is used mainly to tape and listen to music and make and see pictures.
Hence, it is a tool that challenges a 10 year old girl in many ways and boosts therefore her growing process.

So, Rossillo was informed that she would get a good mobile phone but that her mother Norma had to agree.
A meeting was arranged together with Norma and it is wonderful to see what a fantastic energy a 10 year old has in a matter like this.
It is about her very first mobile phone.
It is about something she has been dreaming to have for a long time.
Thus the girl is full of excitement and bliss.

Norma was totally opposed to her daughter Rossillo having a mobile phone.
She saw plenty of reasons to be negative about it.
Mainly in probably seeing results in school suffering.
And boys coming after pretty Rossillo with SMS’messages and more.

The dream was over because mother’s decision is law.
Rossillo didn’t show her disappointment too much and went on playing and doing her girlish things.

A longer conversation was made with Norma.
And outlined were all the positive challenges of the mobile phone Rossillo was going to have and where that could bring her.
Pointed out was also that boys know other ways than sending SMS messages to charm Rossillo.
And that an arrangement could be made that Rossillo would never take her mobile phone to school.

Norma became convinced and changed 180 degrees her opinion.
Rossillo was called and informed there was a new verdict.
She was going to have the mobile phone, but with conditions.

She was the most happy girl in the world.



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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Party and peeing

Many fervent and loyal blog readers will have noticed that the side bar of this blog has been updated.

For better service it has been equipped now with three large clocks.
Showing the time at the location where the Fuso Szulc is and the time in the Netherlands and Poland.
The two countries of origin.

But most exciting new addition is the service showing who are fervent and loyal blog readers.
Any fervent and loyal blog reader can join the club of followers by clicking on “Follow this blog” and add the name and if possible a picture.
A great way to join and share and meet each other every day at this place.

A question concerning this blog is whether it is time to change the image of the Fuso Szulc we see every day at the top of the posting.
Comments about this issue are invited.
To come together to a decision.
Some people may be attached to this image and prefer to keep it.
But some fervent and loyal blog readers might be in for a change?
Inform headquarters!

Yesterday was the birthday party of Lucretia, the now 2-year-old daughter of Christina Gonzales and her policeman husband Concha.
The 1-hour journey and visit was made together with Dulce, the 16 year old household assistant of the rancho.
It was a fabulous party.
Outside of course, as the weather is still warm enough.
In front of the simple one bedroom house.
There were about 50 people sitting on rented chairs and their children were having great fun.
There was food for everyone and many presents for Lucretia.
Who was getting more confused by all the attention she was getting.






On the way back driving the Ford Explorer to the rancho, in the dark of the night out in nowhere getting deeper into the boondocks, Dulce said:
“Oooooh, Miguel, mi panza, mi panza…”
She had to pee.
A stop was made under a sky full of stars and she said:
“Tu primero!”
After the beers at the party this was actually a good idea but while peeing suddenly Dulce switched off the lights of the car.
Her sense of humour.
Once back she said that she would pee behind the car and that was good thinking.
Nobody in the boondocks wants to get into the bushes at night and squat when horrible creatures called night animals are on their hunt.

Once Dulce was out and probably behind the car inundating the dirt road, it was considered to play another kind of humour by starting the car and to drive away.
To stop after a few minutes and drive back to pick her up.

But Dulce has already enough problems in her life separated from her daughter who is in La Paz with her mother, so it was decided to be sweet and easy with her.




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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Get a gift of $ 1.300

Heavy lobbying and serious discussions are now going on in Washington to bail out the auto industry.
The auto industry wants 25 billion dollars and this pronto.

What they exactly need it for is unclear.
The sales of automobiles has dropped dramatically.
Hence, is the 25 billion dollars intended to continue to build cars nobody buys?

The other vital question is what will happen when the 25 billion dollar has been spend by the auto industry.
Will they suddenly have become profitable because of this financial injection?
Ford alone burns now 1 billion dollar a month from its reserves.
Hence, 25 billion dollars obtained by the three car companies will have evaporated within a year and then what?
Will they have suddenly car models to offer everybody wants after this loan of 25 billion dollars?
Ford makes a fuel-efficient car in the U.K. doing 65 MPG running on clean diesel and is unable to market this vehicle in the USA.
Unable to start a factory in the USA or Mexico to build them there for the American market.
25 billion dollars is not going to change that.

President Bush this week wanted to donate 5 billion dollars to the auto industry from a fund to develop more fuel-efficient cars.
Cars that already exist in Europe and Japan.
Where they have started developing fuel-efficient cars decades ago.
The American auto industry has always refused to go into that direction and if they suddenly would do now, it will take years and years before they come up with something that makes sense.
Meanwhile the fuel efficient cars are already there and while the Americans are learning how to design a perfect circle, the Europeans and Japanese advance even further, getting even more far ahead than they already are.

Meanwhile a stunning development has been taking place.
The ban on importing fuel-efficient cars running on diesel in the USA has been lifted!
The first car now available is the German Volkswagen Jetta.
Equipped with a 2 litre, 4 cylinders, “common rail” direct injection turbocharged diesel engine running on ultra low sulphur fuel.
Doing in town 30 MPG and on the highway 41 MPG.
A very nice car.
No strong sound coming from the engine and no smell nor fumes.
Fast and quick.
Costing $ 21.990.
$ 2.000 cheaper than a Toyota Prius Hybride.







Truly amazing is that any American that buys this Volkswagen Jetta TDI imported from Germany, gets a Federal Income Tax Credit of $ 1.300





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Friday, November 14, 2008

Eat healthy, stay fit

WARNING.

This posting is about Diabetes type 2.


Today is World Diabetes Day.
Diabetes is an epidemic that is growing into the largest in the world.
Without any good reason except that too many people are having an unhealthy diet.
Diabetes is a deadly condition that is imposed on the patients by themselves.
By not exercising.
By not controlling what they are eating.

This is good news.
Because there are diseases that can strike any human being no matter how healthy that person is living.
Making it very complicated to sometimes save the life.
But diabetes is something people are doing to themselves.
Hence, we could easily stop it by having people truly aware what food and drinks are doing to their bodies.
To bring them to choose to have a healthy way of feeding themselves.

There are more drastic measures like Governments closing down all McDonalds and KFC fast food restaurants because them serving diabetes initiating and enhancing food.
To make illegal the production and sale of Coca Cola and Milky Ways for that same reason.

Less drastic is to stop schools having vending machines selling food and drinks stimulating diabetes.
To serve food in schools, business and army canteens that is healthy.

We can win the fight against diabetes.
As long as we are able to let go of this desire to make money no matter what.
There has been a proposal in the House of Representatives of the USA to oblige by law fast food places like McDonald to put large signs on their walls where people can see how many calories the food has they offer and plan to swallow.
A very good proposal.
But the lobbyists of the fast food business managed to torpedo this proposal and it was dropped.
Was that in the interest of the American people?
No, it was in the interest of the profit of McDonald only.

As long as the Governments give in to the lobbying power of the fast food industry, more people will get diabetes and die.

But together we can make the difference.
By giving a good example.
Boycotting McDonald.
Demonstrating how to eat healthy.
Publicly exercising.

In this context it is an opportunity to mention a great thing we have on the Internet.
It is a website called Caringbridge.
There you can get free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.
This is a great initiative.
You see family and friends coming together and being supportive in the case when someone falls ill.
The centre of this union is the website.
A fantastic way of using the Internet.

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To learn more about World Diabetes Day, click on:
http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/

To learn more about the organization offering free websites when a person falls ill, click on:
http://www.caringbridge.org/

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why a white night

The word euphemism came to mind.
On the satellite disk mounted on the roof of the Fuso Szulc it is painted in proud red letters: Datastorm.
But there was no data storm at all.
The data transmission had slowed down to less than 2 kilobytes per second.
Even a snail would pass by the data transmission with hair waving because of its speed.

The usual speed of data transmission has been going down before.
But this time it was extremely slow and not going up.
Even after two days.
Very frustrating because e-mails came in at speeds of 0,5 KB per second taking forever.
Visiting websites virtually impossible unless reading a book at the same time while the site was downloading.
SKYPE phone calling impossible.
Watching TV from websites out of the question.

Because life now is in peace and harmony, the situation was approached calmly and professionally.

This Datastorm Satellite System was installed in the Fuso Szulc without additional explanations how to operate it.
There was also no instruction book.
It came with a CD-ROM with a manual and software but only useful for Windows.
Not for Apple computers.

For hours research was performed on the Internet.
To try to find a clue why the Datastorm was so slow.

There is a website of Datastorm users with different forums and FAQ.
There resolve and solutions were looked for.

Eventually the following was found out.

When subscribed to Datastorm and use the satellite, there is a limit to the data one can download.
It is 425 MB per day.
If somehow a customer uses more, for example by downloading movies, automatically the FAP kicks in and the customer’s data transmission speed goes down to snail pace.
FAP stands for Fair Access Policy and is a way to democratically share the capacity of the satellite.

Apple computers have standard software that looks for possible updates of the Apple operating system and the Apple software programs.
Like iTunes, iPhoto, etc.
This can be automated.
Last week Apple came with an update for the operating system.
For reasons unknown this update was enormous.
Over 600 MB.
That’s like putting an elephant into your computer!
But all fervent and loyal blog readers will understand that if this update is downloaded, after 425 MB of the 600 MB, the FAP becomes active and the happy life is over.

It takes 24 hours to get out of the FAP punishment.
There is even a website where one can see how many MB has been used and if one is in the FAP mode or not.

The solution was to switch off this effort of the Apple computer to want to download the update of over 600 MB and wait 24 hours.
To return to the normal speeds.

There is a gimmick.
Datastorm allows downloading as many MB’s as a customer would like without that it counts for the FAP maximum of 425 MB.
This is though between 2.00 AM and 7.00 AM. E.T.
Download speed during that time will depend how many people use this option.
The more are downloading, the slower it gets.

There are people who use download manager software and program the computer to download during the happy hours.
But in case of the Fuso Szulc, to get the Apple software update, it will be a white night.




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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Impossible cars

A pretty scaring thing is going on with the tax money of the American people.

The Bush administration doesn’t want to bail out the bankrupt auto industry.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said yesterday that the auto companies had made business decisions "over the years that have led to this situation, but we have gone as far as we can with the authority Congress has given in order to help industries."
Hence, the Bush administration doesn’t want to do more.

But the Democrats have a different opinion.
"In order to prevent the failure of one or more of the major American automobile manufacturers ... Congress and the Bush administration must take immediate action," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

Will that be throwing good money at bad money?

We may think so because the American auto industry is a failure in many ways.

Let’s take General Motors, running out of money and going bankrupt next year without Government help.

General Motors has a brand called Chevrolet.
The most simple, smallest and cheapest Chevrolet for the year 2009 is called the Aveo.


This car is equipped with a 1.600 cc gasoline engine and makes 25 miles to the gallon.

A similar car is build by the French company Renault.
The Renault Grand Modus.


This French car is equipped with a 1.500 cc diesel engine and makes 52 miles to the gallon.

That is pretty stunning.
One gallon delivering in one case 25 miles and in the other case 52 miles.
The French car is more than twice as economic as the American vehicle.
Both cars are equipped with the most modern technology and the best the engineers of the two companies have to offer.

This example, based on naked facts, shows how outdated and behind Chevrolet is.
A company that is still building and selling a car called the Corvette doing 15 miles to the gallon…

There are two reasons why it is important a car has an engine using as little fuel as possible.
The least reason is economic: we are spending less money on fuel and on importing oil.
The major reason is the environment: the more fuel we use, the more we destroy this planet.

This concept of thinking lives actively for many years with the European and Japanese carmakers.
This is why they are the ones who have now the fuel-efficient cars to offer.
Chevrolet/GM, Ford and Chrysler have missed that boat completely.

It makes therefore no sense to carry billions of tax Dollars now to the US automakers.
It will only be to keep the workers in their jobs.
Who are making outdated cars extremely harmful to the environment and expensive to drive.


One reason for this mess the American auto industry is in comes from the fact that the Renault Grand Modus is not for sale in the USA.
Renault cars and other European sophisticated cars, as are made by Peugeot, Fiat and Citroen, are not allowed to be imported into the USA.
The American Government preaching to other countries the edict of free trade and opening the borders for the USA to export their products, closes their own border to protect their own auto industry.
This has been devastating because competition was eliminated.
The Big Three had no motivation and incentive to do their best.

What is the solution?
It is unavoidable that large sections of the American auto industry need to be closed down.

It is unavoidable that most of the management of those companies have to be fired and replaced by progressive and innovative thinking persons.

It is unavoidable, to have a quick solution, to start building in license European cars in the USA.

Meanwhile, too many Americans are stuck with a car polluting heavily and using large amounts of gasoline.
Those Americans will not be able to change that situation soon.
Their current cars have no trade in value and they can’t get or afford credit to buy a more environmentally and economic vehicle.

This is a fabulous opportunity for innovative Americans to come up with a solution that makes the engines in the American cars now around more clean and economic.
Imagine that for $ 200 a person can bring his Chevrolet Impala, the 2009 model doing a poor 19 miles to the gallon, to a place where they install something in the engine so that the MPG goes up to 52 like the Renault Grand Modus?

Impossible?
Everything seems to be impossible until later it turns out to be an innovation.
Hence, it MUST be impossible for something to become progress.
The fact it is impossible is exactly the positive aspect.
How else to do the impossible?
The current state of the American auto industry has a lot of impossibilities.
Too many to justify showering billions of Dollars on it.
But it is a golden opportunity to demonstrate how brilliant and innovative Americans still can be.



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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Labour camps in Alaska

A message from fervent and loyal blog reader Gary:
“This Alexander Solsjeneetsin of yesterday.
The one who called capitalism ethically bankrupt.
That guy probably a Commie, right?”

Actually, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was opposed to the Communists running the Soviet Union.
So much so that he was arrested for voicing heretical thoughts.
He was interrogated in the prisons of the Soviet secret police and eventually sentenced to hard labour in Siberia.
After he finished his sentence he was condemned to eternal exile in Kazakhstan.
Once Nikita Khrushchev came to power, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, after 12 years of exile, was pardoned and could come back to Moscow.
But even then he continued to have grave conflicts with the Soviet authorities.

Hence, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was not a Communist at all and that makes his criticism of Capitalism more interesting.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was in favour of what is called “moral socialism”:
“Present the world with a society in which all relationships, principles and laws would be based on morality and on nothing else.
All calculations like,
-how should children be raised?,
-What should they be trained for?,
-Toward what ends should adult labour be directed?
-How should man spend his leisure?
all this should be decided only on the basis of morality.
Scientific research?
Only research that does not inflict harm on morality, and on the morality of the researchers themselves first of all.
Foreign policy too: so that the question of any frontier would be not how much the action enriches us or strengthens us or raise our prestige, but only: how moral would it be?
Also the economy must be build on morality.

Moral socialism will not motivate people to seek happiness.
For that is an idol of the marketplace.
Moral socialism will direct the people toward loving one another.
The wild animal gnawing at his prey is happy, but only humans can love, and this is the highest thing man can achieve”.

There are several aspects of moral socialism in the plans and ideas of Barack Obama.
But he has to fight a society where people are used to the most extreme version of capitalism.
Where it is me, me, me and to hell with the others.

A salesperson selling a mortgage knowing very well the customer will loose the house in a few years, but who gives nevertheless utmost priority to the bonus he will earn, is a capitalist and the opposite of a moral socialist.

In a more ideal society the salesperson will be aware of the tragedy and misery he is about to inflict on the other person if he sells the mortgage and will refrain of it.
However, there are not many salespersons in a capitalist society who consider the well being of the customer much of an issue.
The rule is to make money no matter what.
The rule is to eat or to be eaten.
The rule is to screw or to be screwed.

Obviously, the thing to do is to change the rules.
People are not going to change their attitudes by themselves.
Hence, the Government must present the society with new rules as a transition measure.
Until people have developed properly their morality and stop acting as animals.
Meanwhile, immoral ways of doing business should be very severely punished.
Labour camps for the CEO’s, like there were in Siberia, but now in Alaska.

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To learn more about Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn






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Monday, November 10, 2008

Deflate egos: ban Hummers and the like

The following text might sound like a recent conversation:

“Yes, private enterprise is very flexible, but it’s good only within narrow limits.
If private enterprise isn’t held tight in iron claws, it produces beasts: the people of the stock exchanges, who don’t want to accept any restraint on their desires and their greed.
Capitalism was doomed ethically long before it was doomed economically!”


Isn’t it a surprise to learn that this text was written in 1968?
By Aleksander Solzhenitsyn in his book “The cancer ward”.

Recently we have seen how banks and their representatives in the USA have been selling mortgages to customers of who they knew that they would be unable to re-pay it in the longer term.
The banks and their representatives cashing the bonuses and the profits at the short time.
Selling the dirty mortgages fraudulently as low risks to financial institutions worldwide.
Creating the financial mess we are all in now.

Remarkable is that the persons responsible get away with it without any problem.
They are not investigated nor sued.
And the banks have the best of both worlds: they are now bailed out by public money.
They stole from the people and now they get even more money from the people.
Those bank-CEO’s must be in a constant cramp of laughing how dumb the world is and how richer they become.

We are now getting a similar situation with the USA auto industry.
Last week, General Motors posted a $2.5 billion third-quarter loss and ominously said it could run out of money before the end of the year.
Ford reported a $129 million loss but said it burned up $7.7 billion in cash for the period.
The Detroit Three are closer to collapse than ever, and likely won't make it without billions in government loans.

Now, why is that?
While companies elsewhere like BMW in Germany and Toyota in Japan are doing relatively well?

"There's been 30 years of denial," said Noel Tichy, a University of Michigan business professor and author who ran General Electric Co. (GE)'s leadership program from 1985-87 and once worked as a consultant for Ford.
"They did not make themselves competitive.
They didn't deal with the union issues, the cost structures long ago, everything that makes a successful company."

At Ford Motor Co. they called it "Blue," a team set up around the year 2000 to design an array of small, fuel-efficient cars to compete with the Japanese.
It didn't get far because no one could figure out how to make money on low-priced compacts with Ford's high labour costs.

Besides, the automaker was racking up billions in profits by selling pickups and sport utility vehicles.
Times were good and gas was cheap.
The Government helping by putting import restrictions on small fuel-efficient cars from Europe.

"Blue" is only a small blip in automotive history, but it tells a big part of the story about why Detroit automakers are in a mess so critical they could be only months away from bankruptcy.

What are those Detroit CEO’s, who were generously paid over the last years for their mismanagement, screaming now?
The Government has to bail them out.
Expecting now billions of Dollars from Washington to stay alive.

How about nationalizing the American auto industry?
Like some banks were recently in Europe.
Send home those incompetent and greedy CEO’s.
And force the auto industry to make cars that are more making sense.
Small.
Fuel efficient.
Environmentally friendly.
Nobody is served with a Hummer except as to inflate ego.






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Sunday, November 9, 2008

The happy days

The first time months were spent at Punta Boca del Salado, Baja California, Mexico was in the early 80’s.
In those days the Summers were spent in Europe and the Winters in Mexico.

Punta Boca del Salado is right on the Sea of Cortez.
A beautiful body of water with a lot of fish.
Very similar to the Mediterranean Sea in Europe.
However, in all those years that time was spent next to this Sea of Cortez never have any swimming in its water taken place.

One reason was that in the Winter months the water gets too cold to bath in this sea.
But in the months when at Punta Boca del Salado while the water temperature was comfortable enough to swim, even then the water was not entered.

Major reasons were fear of drowning, as almost happened before.
And fear of creepy animals in the water, as there are stingrays, jellyfish and sea snakes.
Animals that bite and hurt.

This has been the situation for many years: living next to a sea and never getting into the water.

Until last month.
Not far from the location where the Fuso Szulc is residing lives the film scriptwriter Tyrell Ventura.
One day he and his beautiful Hollywood actress girlfriend were met on the beach when they returned from bathing.
They explained they were swimming at a particular stretch of beach where were no rocks.
Where it was easy to get into the water.

This implanted an idea.
If they were swimming happily without drowning and being eaten by the monsters, why not have a try?

As of then every morning, before the wind starts to blow, the half hour walk is made to this beautiful stretch of beach.
Accompanied by the dogs while the sun is climbing to its zenith.
Because nobody is there or comes by, all clothes are dropped and a dive is made in the sea.
This has become a highlight of the day.
Swimming in the early morning in the sea seeing the dogs faithfully wait on the beach.
Floating on the back and feeling the caressing of the water.

It is realized then that being in the water is to be all over the world.
Because the water touching the body is the Sea of Cortez that connects to the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Ocean connects to the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
Hence the water one is in, goes all around the world.
A mind-boggling idea.

Every day a morning swim is made.
And if it is a day without much wind, an afternoon swim as well.

Meanwhile the temperature of the water has been going down.
We are early November.
But the plan is to continue this swimming addiction as long as the temperature is not chilling the body too much.

There are many mood enhancers available.
One can drink a beer or two.
Or take a happy making drug.
Or have sex and hope it goes well and that it enhances the mood.
But probably the best mood enhancer, and the healthiest, is to swim on a regular base.

The happy days now.




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Saturday, November 8, 2008

You liar

Fervent and loyal blog reader Lynn sent a message because of the fascinating posting yesterday about poultry.

She mentioned that hen have also another smart way of dealing with offspring.
Not only do they not carry the baby in their body until it is ready to cry.
But a hen also has no care once the chickens are born.
The yellow puffy chicken comes from the egg and is ready to eat independently right away.
No breast-feeding, ladies and gentlemen, nor diaper changing.

While for a woman the process of having a baby is of enormous consequences, for a hen it is piece of cake.
The only thing she needs to do what is different from her normal life is sit on an egg for a while.
Big deal!

This concludes the subject of hens, roosters and chicken on this blog.
In fact, why it became a subject is not clear to begin with.
Who on earth would fervent and loyal readers be interested in the subject of poultry anyway?
Not many probably.

And what sense does it make to compare a hen with a woman?
To almost paint a hen as more smart and superior than a female person.
Doesn’t that slightly abhor?

We must come to an agreement that there is a limit about what a posting can have as a subject.
Otherwise this blog will be closed down.
There are plenty of other interesting blogs around.

So, as a starter, no more chicken stories.

And now that we have opened up this box of Pandora, we must consider banning also postings dealing with American policies.
Too often the good willing people of the Bush Government have been bashed to the annoyance and disagreement of many fervent and loyal blog readers.
No wonder it always resulted in hate mail.
You could say of course that the recent result of the US elections indicates that the criticism of Bush here had some justification.
But a woman is not a hen and Bush is not Donald Duck and Donald Rumsfeld is not a war criminal and Dick Cheney is not Heinrich Himmler and John McCain is not Baghdad Bob.

Now that this agreement about allowed subjects for this blog has been signed, the future postings will only be about butterflies and flowers.
Honey on toast with rich butter and recipes for tasteful food.
About a roaring romance and a long kiss at sundown.
It will be only about the warm water of the sea and the silhouette of the palm trees.
The beautiful tan of the skin and the gentle toning of the muscles.
The wind caressing the soul.
Every future posting about the presence of heaven on earth.

You liar.



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Friday, November 7, 2008

Men are useless

Over the last days fervent and loyal blog readers have been seeing postings about dogs.
How they can be turned into zombies through special canine medication.
And how they slipped into the Fuso Szulc and spoke directly to the worldwide audience.

All this means that it is high time we communicate a bit about chicken.



Because chicken are most remarkable animals.
For an invention they have made concerning reproduction.
A chicken doesn’t need to become pregnant to have babies.
Doesn’t need to carry a baby inside the body.

A chicken will lay eggs no matter what.
For the first four years of her life.
She doesn’t need to find a partner, establish a relationship, make love and become pregnant.
The eggs come anyway.

The thing with the chicken is that the egg doesn’t result in a baby chicken.
It all depends whether a rooster is around.


And if the rooster has been able to mount effectively the chicken.
Even then, if the fertile egg is not bred, no baby chicken will fight its way out of it.

The main point is that the chicken has found a way to avoid the trouble of getting pregnant and have the baby grow inside the body.

Now compare this to human beings!

There will be alert fervent and loyal blog readers who raise their hand to state that not only chicken know this smart trick.
That all birds apply the same method.
They build a nest, drop some eggs into it, sit on it for a while and voila, the future of existence of the species is guaranteed.


This is undeniably true.
And we know why this is!
How on earth is a bird going to fly with a heavy pregnant belly?
No way take off will be possible.
Too heavily loaded to get airborne.

Some other alert fervent and loyal blog readers raise their hands now to gladly say that also fish handle reproduction in this smart way.
They poop out eggs in the sea that become their offspring.
Only because swimming with a heavy belly full with baby fish is uncomfortable.



Animals that walk and cannot fly nor swim, all get babies like human females.
Carry around the growing creature inside the body for a while.

But in all cases, the males are only there to impregnate.
Besides that, they are completely useless.







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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Drug the damned dog

It is a crazy world.
Well, not so much in the dry riverbed of Punta Boca del Salado, Baja California, Mexico, where basically only the sun goes up and eventually goes down.

But it is crazy elsewhere.
Beyond the dry riverbed and the mountains.
In the towns and cities where the people live.
A lot of them and all together.

Similar to the situation at the rancho Punta Boca del Salado, the people on the other side of the mountain have dogs too.
And that seems not always to be an easy thing.

To the attention came a product called “POYZ”.
This is to be used when you have a dog and the animal is doing:

* Incessant barking
* Chewing
* Excessive panting
* Drooling
* Licking
* Angry or aggressive behavior
* Vomiting or incontinence
* Disobedience, especially when your dog is normally obedient
* Scratching
* Irritability
* Abnormal fatigue
* Depression
* Listlessness
* Crying or whining

This list of annoying manifestations of a dog are according to the website of the manufacturer of the product.

"POYZ" is a drug.
A kind of medication you give your dog when he is not harmonizing properly with the humans.

The dog barks too long in the opinion of his master
Doggy gets a pill and goes to sleep.

"POYZ" claims that the ingredients of their product are all natural without saying at all what they are.
They only show an image of heaps of herbs.

Poyz helps their customers to overcome doubts about drugging the dog.
They say on their website:

Is it ethical?

Everyone benefits from a calm, happy home -- you and your dog. As a society, we don’t think twice about prescribing our children powerful pharmaceutical drugs to modify behaviour so they can better concentrate and focus. Now, we’re not advocating any position one way or the other, but we are pointing out the inconsistency that what is condoned for our children and even ourselves some might regard as unsuitable for our pets! Is a dog not a family member? The fact is, dogs, like humans, benefit from being calmer. Stress takes an incredible toll on the heath of all animals. When you address your dog’s anxiety, he will stay healthier, do better in obedience school and enjoy the benefits of being more popular and enjoyable to be around.

This is a pretty amazing way of thinking.
Because the reasoning is based on this assumption:

As a society, we don’t think twice about prescribing our children powerful pharmaceutical drugs to modify behaviour so they can better concentrate and focus.


Where is that society where children are forced to swallow powerful pharmaceutical drugs to modify their behaviour?
In the imagination of the sales department of "POYZ" hopefully.

The considerations to respond to a dog behaving in a challenging way should be different of course.
Every person should ask himself or herself seriously if it is such a good idea to actually have a dog.
As a starting point.
And this very same consideration goes for having children as well.
Asking oneself honestly this question usually results in not having a dog.
Nor a kid.
In case there were excellent reasons to have a dog or a child, no sane person will deal with possible challenges by administering drugs suppressing behaviour.

If such a lunatic society exists, where children and dogs are drugged as the way to make life peaceful, better to stay away from those people.
Because a person thinking in a sane way among lunatics will be locked up.
To be administered a drug to calm down.

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To order the “POYZ”-drug for the too excited dog, go to:
http://www.poyzpet.com/

To order Ritalin for the misbehaving kids, go to:
http://bestmedvalues.com/?keyword=ritalin&term=ritalin&se=gous&gclid=CJ_Ljufi4JYCFQpuGgodRT5_OA





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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bravo USA

Something very strange yesterday.
Returning from having a creamy coffee with Lucretia in her kitchen, it seemed somebody had been inside the Fuso Szulc.
Most strange was that the keyboard of the computer was full of sand as if somebody had been typing with dirty hands.

Meanwhile everything is put to the sides to make room to congratulate extensively and warm-heartedly the American people.
They have been giving a demonstration to the world what democracy is about.
By coming out in numbers, 136,6 million to be precise.
By voting peacefully.
By even being prepared to wait in line for hours to have the vote brought out.

61,4 % of the electorate has been voting and this is the highest since 1908.
Of all these voters 52,3 % went for Obama and 46,4 % for McCain.
Nevertheless, in the House of Representatives and the Senate the Democrats have majorities now.

In many ways the result of the United States elections is stunning.

After 8 years of disastrous Republican politics still 46,4 % of the electorate, 63 million people, wanted a continuation.
Demonstrates how effective the negative campaigning of McCain and the Barbie Doll charms of Palin have been.

Because of the Electoral College system in the USA a person can win the election with 52,3 % of the popular votes but will get 70,3 % of the Electoral College votes.
Hence, it is besides the truth neither to claim a landslide victory nor to say that the electorate has been giving a mandate.

Stunning is also the price tag of Obama’s victory.
This has cost more than 700 million $.
Isn’t that something to think about?

Many fervent and loyal blog readers will have been thinking when learning of the final result of the US elections of the posting on this blog dated October 4th called “The truth found in the pool”.
When it was predicted that Barack Obama would win the elections.

Now a new statement will be made.
It will take almost two months before Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the new President of the USA.
That will be a very dangerous time.
It is very possible he will be assassinated.
Let’s hope and pray this is only fear.





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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dog talk

Yes, this time it is us.
we, the dogs.



I am Rocky.



And I am Gante.



He went to have his coffee with the Gonzales and we are all alone with this truck we sleep under it every night.

Nothing to do to sleep b ut with our ears open to check if he is coming back.
Because he takes us every day even two times to the house of Alfrdedo whi os gone most of the time.
He gives us dogfood that is for us because we are dogs.
And refreshes the drinking water and that is good because it is very warm and we stay in the shadow all the time.

When possible because this guy from above us at night is busy all the time and we go with him like very morning to the shore where he greets the rising sun and seemks to suffer of asthma but that might also be some kind of excerise humans do like when we are sleepy and yawn.

After he has been pushing these buttons we use our claws for now he goes to this other bay and that is a walk of like half an hour.
He goes swimming there and this we don’t like very much.
We see him disappear in the ater and we cannot manage to follow him because the waves are too big.
We tried but the surf is too strong.
We were washed back on the beach and there we wait patienmtl;y but attentively until he comes back and until noiw he always came back.

We can be relaxing until he finished his sleep durningthe hottest time of day and then he goed for this long walk.
Sometimes along the beach but sometimes into the canyon and at the end is a waterfall where we can drink but their wasps and bite like recently in my paw this is Gante the skinny one.

After walking he goes again to this place where he swims and lays on his back in the water like he has nothing else to do and sees something in the blue sky but we see nothing and wonder what is the point.

The hardest for us is at the end pof the afternoon when he gets ready with special shoes and clothes and is putting his arms in the air and puts his legs up and bows and bends and what it is all about anyway?
Then he starts running and we go along because what else to do and it is an opportunity for us to run and shiff out the hares and mice along the way we certainly we catch iof we can and kill and snakc.

The night time is the best becausde he is quiet inside and that was different when this woman was coming and we had not many quiet moments anymore till the sun rose again.
It made us want to tell thim man take it easy lay down like us and join us underneath here for some sweet dogdreams.

Hold on, he is coming back from his visit to the houses lets get out of here before he notices we are not allowed inside here…






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