Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I am done with US politics.

Tulsi Gabbard

I am done with US politics. I contributed over $2,000 for the Tulsi Gabbard's Presidential campaign, because I believe in her and what she stands for. Tulsi is a wonderful human being, extremely intelligent, an officer with a rank of Major in the Army National Guard from Hawaii, the only Hindu religion member of the US Congress, and has nothing but class. She is truly the Anti-Trump and would have made an exceptional President. However, the powers that control the Democratic Party, the military-industrial complex, the big pharmaceutical companies, and the financial companies that control our country conspired against her. She had to be destroyed. They used the main-stream corporate media to do so. The media blacked her out and completely ignored her. It is like the correspondents, news anchors, and talking-heads or so-called experts follow orders not to name Tulsi if they appreciate their work.

Fox is the only network that gives her exposure. However, she is a liberal democrat. Tulsi will never get any traction with the super-conservative and Pro-Trump audience.

The main-stream media won. Therefore, I'm done with US politics. I am a Californio who loves my country - California. I do not want to be part of any country that elects the antichrist for President. Hence-fore, the two things I want is for California to succeed from the imperfect Union and for Tulsi Gabbard to run for Governor of Hawaii.

I have many interests and passions:
  1. Photography
  2. Egyptology (See next message)
  3. Philately - I collect stamps from Argentina, the country I was born.
  4. I am a devoted fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  5. I am passionate about soccer. I'm a die-hard  fan of the Barcelona football (soccer) team. It was my team since I was a toddler - I'm a Californio with Argentine-Catalan DNA. My grandparents were from Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.  In other words, Catalunia. My surname means Carpenter in Catalan.
  6. Needless to say that my other football (soccer) passion is the Argentine National Team at all levels: U-15, U-17, U-20, U-23 (the Olympic team,) and the main National Team.
  7. I love Classical music.
All the above enumerated interests will keep me very busy for the rest of my life and I have  all the time to pursue them since I'm retired and widowed. In addition, I would like to take a cruise from Los Angeles to Los Angeles, once a year with my cameras. I'm going to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlan, this coming March, on the "Carnival Panaroma" for seven days. Therefore, I have withdrawn from US politics even though I have a Bachelors Degrees in History and Political Science - my true passion in  life.  I'm done! Finito!

Did I mention that I have four dogs? Zoe (Golden Retriever,) Cleo (Rottweiler,) Bella (Havanese,) and Rosie (mixed breed that looks like a smaller version of Cleo - the Rottweiler.) They all sleep with me or better said, I sleep with them in their queen size bed - they are totally spoiled. 😊
Plaza de Mayo, Bueno Aires - Argentina

Sunday, February 9, 2020

ET Built the Pyramids

Pyramids of Giza
The passion of my life is Ancient Egypt.  I have spent many years studying this fascinating civilization and thus consider myself to be a  scholar of Ancient Egypt.  This is my first post regarding the greatest of all civilizations. I will start by answering who built the Pyramids of Egypt, how many people it took to build them, how long it took to build the  Great Pyramid of Giza (Cheop's Pyramid,) and why they were built.

To answer the first question of who built the Pyramids is easy. An "Army of ET's" built them.  By "Army of ET's, I mean a workforce of ~ 22,0000 "Egyptian Terrestrials" 😎 and not "whoo...hoo" extraterrestrials  👽 like so many ET "whoo...hoo"💀 scholars have suggested.

Greek historian Herodotus wrote in his book of travels that the Great Pyramid was built in 30 years by more than 100,000 slaves. Herodotus must have been deeping into the good low-alcohol Egyptian beer when he made those comments. Ancient Eyptians drank a lot of beer.  It was a safer and healthier alternative than water, then.

We know that it took around 20 years to build the Great Pyramid and ~ 22,000 workers. Twenty two hundred were masters builders that worked year-round. They were supplemented by ~ 20,000 farmers about 3 - 4 months out of the year when the harvest was finished. The Egyptian government used to employ idled farmers to supplement their income. It was like a welfare program.

Pyramid Complex How It Looked When Built
One more question about the pyramids remains. "Why did Egypt spent so many precious resources to build the pyramids." It can be summarized in three main reasons:
  1. For the Pharoes, a Demigod, to achieve immortality in the afterlife.  The Egyptians wanted their Pharoes to be demigods or gods. Only Gods could talk to the Gods in behalf of the Egyptian people. If they achieve immortality in the afterlife, they can continue to work in behalf of the Egyptians.
  2. For the Egyptian civilization to also achieve immortality. Only the pyramids survived the rigors of  time. They are the only one of the seven ancient wonders that have survived. We are interested in the Egyptian Civilization because we are fascinated by them and want to study the civilization that built them. The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest and largest building ever erected by men until the 20th Century. The Egyptian Civilization did achieve immortality! 
  3. The infrastructure and "pyramid industry"needed built the nation of Egypt making it the greatest civilization ever. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

The antichrist

The antichrist  is someone recognized as fulfilling the biblical prophecies about one who will oppose Christ and substitute himself in Christ's place.
The term (including one plural form)  New Testament, The antichrist is announced as the one "who denies the Father and the Son."
The similar term "false Christ" is found in the Gospels. In Matthew (chapter 24) and Mark (chapter 13), Jesus alerts his disciples not to be deceived by the false prophets, which will claim themselves as being Christ, performing "great signs and wonders".
The antichrist is usually referred to a very popular world leader that will save us all. This leader usually refers to himself as the “chosen one.’
I am the chosen one,” Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday. He looked up to the heavens as he said this, CNBC reports, so perhaps he truly believes that God anointed him to win a trade war with China, which he also started. He also saved us from a war with Iran that he almost started, etc, etc, etc. In addition, Trump mocked and disparaged Jesus Christ's Sermon on the Mount, a blasphemy of unspeakable proportions,  to us Catholics, 

An old wise man once said: “Satan walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Satan is devious, and his works can be found anywhere.” Trump could indeed be his agent, and that would make him the antichrist.


The Wrath of Trump

One of the traits of a person with Narcissist Personality Disorder (NPD) is: "Extremely vindictive and not only lashes out but also persecutes with all available means perceived enemies." The "Wrath of Trump" already started after one day the Trump was acquitted.

1. Lt. Colonel Alexander S. Vindman was fired and police escorted  from the White House. His "crime" was to tell the truth, under oath, when subpoena by Congress. His twin brother was also fired, also a LT. Colonel, from the White House. His crime was being Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman's twin brother. 

2. European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who contributed one million dollars for Trump's inauguration ceremony, was fired today. He dared to tell the truth, under oath, when subpoena by Congress.

The "antichrist" of Trump, because he mocked and disparaged Jesus Christ's Sermon on the Mount, a blasphemy to us Catholics, already insulted and disparaged Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelozzi, Mitt Romney, and others.I will keep updating this post when the antichrist fires more people. Oh, yes! From now on, Trump will be known, in my blog, as the antichrist.In one of my posts, I asked the following question: "Is there anyone left in America that Donald Trump has not insulted, criticized, affronted, slighted, disrespected, offended, snubbed, belittled, disparaged, demeaned, rubbished, decried, derided, denigrated, ridiculed, dishonored, scorned, mocked, slated, slammed, denounced, chastised, degraded, reviled, spurned, rebuffed, despised, banned, or fired?  Yes: himself! "

There are many other reasons regarding the antichrist.  I will enumerate them in another post.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Blacked Out

Tulsi Gabbard
The Main Stream Media (CNN & MSNBC) has completely blacked out any good news about Tulsi Gabbard. They only report very bad news about her. The main reason is that Tulsi is against any needless regime change wars. Therefore, she goes against the military-industrial complex that rules our country and she cannot be controlled by them. For example:
125 people demonstrates to include Tulsi in town halls
  • CNN has invited seven Democratic Presidential candidates to participate in their New Hampshire townhalls with the exception of Tulsi Gabbard who was polling in fifth place in New Hampshire.
  • Hillary Clinton called Tulsi a Russian asset and a stooge. Tulsi Gabbard just sued Hillary Clinton for defamation of character. It was not reported by the main stream media.
  • Hillary Clinton made disparaging comments about Bernie Sanders and his followers. When reporting Clinton's remarks, the media does not mention that Hillary also made disparaging remarks about Tulsi.
  • The media keeps talking that the four Democratic Senators that are running for President had to leave their campaigns for a week to attend to Donald Trump's impeachment trial. However, the media never mentions that Tulsi Gabbard had to leave her campaign for three weeks to serve with her National Guard unit in Indonesia. In addition, Tulsi trains with her National Guard Unit, in Hawaii, one weekend every month. She has the rank of Major in the US Army.
  • The main stream media keeps reminding us about Pete Buttigieg tour of duty in Afghanistan, as a Lieutenant intelligence officer, for seven months. The same media forgets that Tulsi served two tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait for four years.
  • The main stream media keeps telling us that Pete Buttihieg is the youngest Democratic Presidential Candidate. That is not true; Tulsi Gabbard is. 
  • The main stream media never mentions that Army Major Tulsi Gabbard is the only member of Congress in active duty serving in the Army National Guard.
  • The main stream media has the temerity and audacity in questioning Tulsi's patriotism, a Major in the US Army who served two tours of duty in the Middle East. Why other candidate is still an active member of the National Guard. Tulsi has too much class.   
  • Tulsi had the valor and moral courage to vote "Present" instead of voting for impeachment of President Trump because she believes that impeaching Donald Trump would never lead to removal from office and it is very divisive in an already divided nation. 
  • Robert F. Kennedy once said: “Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change. Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues and the wrath of their society. And then I understood by that measure just how rare moral courage is. Real political courage doesn't come from disagreeing with our opponents, but from disagreeing with our friends and with our own party because it means having to stare down accusations of disloyalty and betrayal; you are a Democrat or Republican in name only." Tulsi Gabbard represents  that "Moral Courage" in thoughts and actions.
  • I do not care if Buttigieg is gay, straight, or crooked.  That is his business. However, when he travels with his husband, kisses his husband in the mouth, dances with his husband, and calls his husband the love of his life. All of the previous in public, he crossed the proverbial bridge. What if Bush, Carter, or Clinton did the same thing with their female lover, if they had one, and not their wives? It would have been a scandal. The press is in love with Buttigieg. What is the main stream media trying to do? Deliver the election in a platter to Trump? He would make mince meat out of Buttgieg in the 2020 general election! 
Robert F. Kennedy

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Eleven Traits of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder


The hallmarks of a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. People with this condition are frequently described as arrogant, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding. They may also have grandiose fantasies and may be convinced that they deserve special treatment. These characteristics typically begin in early adulthood and must be consistently evident in multiple contexts, such as at work and in relationships. 

People with NPD often try to associate with other people they believe are unique or gifted in some way, which can enhance their own self-esteem. They tend to seek excessive admiration and attention and have difficulty tolerating criticism or defeat.
  1. Grandiose sense of self-importance.
  2. Lives in a phantasy world that supports their delusions of grandeur. 
  3. Needs constant praise and admiration.
  4. Sense of entitlement.
  5. Exploits others without quilt or shame.
  6. Lacks empathy for others.
  7. Frequently demeans, intimidates, bullies, or belittles others.
  8. They are charismatic and charming.
  9. Envy of others or the belief that they are the object of envy.
  10. They believe they are always victimized by others.
  11. Extremely vindictive and not only lashes out but also persecutes with all available means perceived enemies.
Need I say More?

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Cabaret


A Cabaret is a place that provides entertainment like a nightclub. It is a bistro, café, nightspot, nitery or a roadhouse.

Congratulations to the US Senate Republicans, they have turned the US Senate into a Cabaret. Many Republican Senators have stated that President Donald J. Trump is guilty as charged by the House Democrats, but does not rise to the level of convicting him and removing him from office. If pressing a foreign government to just announce an investigation of the Bidens and thus interfering in US 2020 elections is not worth of impeachment, nothing is!

Republican Senator Marco Rubio's mind blowing statement:


"Just because actions meet a standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the best interest of the country to remove a President from office." 😉

Say what?! It is like saying; "We know that you robbed the bank, but since you were hungry, getting ready for dinner, you can keep the money but don't do it again unless you are hungry again. 😂

Saturday, January 25, 2020

"L’État, c’est moi"

Louis XIV
Louis XIV ruled France for over 72 years, so long that he was succeeded on the throne not by his son or his grandson, but by his great-grandson. It was the longest reign in the history of any major European throne, and it took place at the height of belief in the “divine right of kings,” to rule as solely and autocratically as they chose. So it comes as no surprise that his famous historical catchphrase would be “L’État, c’est moi”—literally, “I am the State.

I strongly believe that Donald J. Trump believes that he is the reincarnation of Louis XIV and the continuation of his reign. He is ruling our country like an absolute monarch. Even George III obeyed his Palrliament.

Moral Courage

Adam Schiff
Congressman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who is steering the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and is the lead prosecutor in his Senate trial,  quoted former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in his closing remarks to the Senate: 

“Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change. Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues and the wrath of their society. And then I understood by that measure just how rare moral courage is. Real political courage doesn't come from disagreeing with our opponents, but from disagreeing with our friends and with our own party because it means having to stare down accusations of disloyalty and betrayal; you are a Democrat or Republican in name only."


Claire McCaskill

The first thing than came to my mind was Tulsi Gabbard and her being ostracized by the Democratic Party and blacked out by the mainstream media (CNN and MSNBC) for resigning asVice-Chair of theDNC to support Bernie Sanders , in 2016, and voting "Present" to impeach Donald Trump, in 2020.

Tulsi had the valor and moral courage to vote "Present" instead of voting "Yes" for impeachment because she believes that impeaching Donald Trump would never lead to removal from office and it is very divisive in an already divided nation.

Ex-Senator Claire McCaskill, an MSNBC analyst, stated on the air after finding out of Tulsi's   "Present" vote: "Tulsi Gabbard is trying to grab attention."  She further stated: "I do not want to talk about her anymore." 

 Claire McCaskill does not know the meaning of "moral courage."


Tulsi Gabbard

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Yesterday and Today

Walter Cronkite
Huntley & Brinkley
During the Nixon impeachment trials, we used to get the news from CBS with Walter Cronkite, NBC with  the Chet Huntley and David Brinkley duo, and ABC with Howard K. Smith. They were all reliable and trustworthy. Today we rely on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox.  I have found CNN to be very unreliable and untrustworthy,  MSNBC is worse, and FOX a disaster.

Tulsi Gabbard, for example, has not been ignored by CNN and MSNBC, she has been completely blackedout. She is not the favorite of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) because Tulsi is not controllable by the powers to be that run our country; she is against regime-change wars of any kind.

Howard K. Smith
The above means reducing the Pentagon Budget and investing the trillions of dollars in our country and people, instead. That is unacceptable by the powers that control the DNC like Hillary Clinton who has called Tulsi a traitor and a Russian asset.  Tulsi is a Major in the US Army with two tour of duty to the Middle east.  How many years has Hillary served in any of the US Armed Forces? Not even a day.

Fox News has interviewed Tulsi many times because she is a rebel in the Democratic Party. If CNN and MSNBC can blackout Tulsi, how many other news or events around the world are they able to blackout because the powers do not allow them to report them? It is very scary to think about it and a far cry from the 1970's.

Tulsi's list of accomplishments are very impressive:
  1. She volunteered to the Army after the 9-11 terrorist attack.
  2. She is now a Major in the Army National Guard.
  3. She was elected to the Hawaii House of representatives at the age of 21.
  4. Served in Iraq (2004-2005)
  5. Served in Kuwait (2008-2009)
  6. Honolulu City Council (2011-2012)
  7. United States House of Representatives (2013-Present)
  8. Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2016.
The DNC has never announced the criteria used to select the public opinion polls that are selected to qualify for the Democratic Canditates for the debates. For example, Tulsi did not qualify for the December 2019 debates because she missed one poll. She would have qualified if the DNC had selected the Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of New Hampshire as a qualifying poll. The DNC accepts the Suffolk University/USA Today poll, even though the Boston Globe is much more respected newspaper.   

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nikon Z50 Kit

Z50 with the 16-50 lens

I pre-ordered the Nikon Z50, Body-Only option, the same hour it was announced. However, I got fed up waiting for it, because it was never available.  Instead the two Z50 kits were always in stock, the Z50 with the !6-50 lens and the Z50 with the 16-50 + 50-250 lenses. Therefore, I canceled my order and ordered the kit with the 16-50 lens. I already got it. 

Nikkor Z DX 16-50 f/3.5-6.3 VR
I did not order the Z50 kit with the two lenses for two reasons. I already have the AF-S DX 18-200 VRII lens and the FTZ adapter. The 50-250 lens is too long, a DX equivalent of 75mm in the short end. The 18-200 is so much more useful.

I am very glad I ordered the kit with the 16-50 pancake lens, even though I have the AF-S DX 18-55 lens. The combination of the Z50 with the 16-50 is unbeatable. The camera with the lens are so light - the perfect travel camera. The Z50, so far, completely exceeded my expectations.

The only thing is that the battery takes a long time to charge and it is not that long lasting.  Therefore, I ordered two extra batteries and an additional battery charger.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Donald J. Trump

Some of my thoughts about President Donald Trump:

Is there anyone left in America that Donald Trump has not insulted, criticized, affronted, slighted, disrespected, offended, snubbed, belittled, disparaged, demeaned, rubbished, decried, derided, denigrated, ridiculed, dishonored, scorned, mocked, slated, slammed, denounced, chastised, degraded, reviled, spurned, rebuffed, despised, banned, or fired?  Yes: himself! 


In Trump’s newspeak language fake means truth and truth means fake.


Donald J. Trump tells his followers: “do not believe what you see and hear, believe me instead.” That is the mantra of not only dictators but also cult leaders.


Donald Trump is running our country like a conductor of a runaway train.


Donald Trump is as respectful of our democratic institutions as King Kong was of the Empire State Building. 



Trump is to the right of Ivan "The Terrible” and to the left of Attila "The Hun.”