We Don’t Have To Work To Get Paid

I just read the article below that was written by David R. Wheeler for The Atlantic, the name of the article is "What If Everybody Didn’t Have to Work to Get Paid?" and that is what pulled me in. It’s a very good idea and has had success on its test run in Germany with other countries like Finland ready to follow suit.

In the US it will definitely run up against the Buzz Saw of Greed, much like any Free Energy devices have (different topic, same buzz saw). The first tooth in the buzz saw would be those who start shouting things like "entitlement", "get a job", "I work hard for my money". The funny thing is, these are the same people who would gladly take that money even though they may not need it, so it never really hits home with them. Then their excuses for taking the money would be things like: "If those people can have it, why can’t I", "I work hard for my money", "I have a job"…those last two didn’t make much sense nor do most of their arguments.

It’s times like this when the thought of religion pops into my head…as in "What religion are these people, I wonder?" Lets say it’s one of those that "follows the Bible"…Aren’t they supposed to Love everyone, turn the other cheek and help the less fortunate and all that? They missed that day in Sunday school I guess…because they were at greed school learning to use religion as a convenience, not an actual moral code to live by.

All their nay saying is for not anyway because the funders of this project are volunteers and eventually, hopefully it will be the government. It won’t happen with the government in the US until the corporate cabal is taken down and completely destroyed. When the cabal is taken down, the country will be anew…so many good things will happen and so many bad will cease to exist.

Read on…

David R. Wheeler May 18, 2015

Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life.” What Santens wants to know is this: "If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or do all men eat?"

Santens is 37 years old, and he’s a leader in the basic income movement—a worldwide network of thousands of advocates (26,000 on Reddit alone) who believe that governments should provide every citizen with a monthly stipend big enough to cover life’s basic necessities. The idea of a basic income has been around for decades, and it once drew support from leaders as different as Martin Luther King Jr. and Richard Nixon. But rather than waiting for governments to act, Santens has started crowdfunding his own basic income of $1,000 per month. He’s nearly halfway to his his goal.

Santens, for his part, believes that job growth is no longer keeping pace with automation, and he sees a government-provided income as a viable remedy. “It’s not just a matter of needing basic income in the future; we need it now,” says Santens, who lives in New Orleans. "People don’t see it, but we are already seeing the effects all around us, in the jobs and pay we take, the hours we accept, the extremes inequality is reaching, and in the loss of consumer spending power."

Many experts believe that, unlike in the 20th century, people in this century will not be able to stay one step ahead of automation through education and the occasional skills upgrade. A recent study from Oxford University warns that 47 percent of all existing jobs are susceptible to automation within the next two decades. Worries about robots replacing human labor are showing up more frequently in the mainstream media, including the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Recent books, such as The Second Machine Age and Who Owns the Future, predict that when it comes to robots and labor, this time is different.

People in other countries, especially in safety-net-friendly Europe, seem more open to the idea of a basic income than people in the U.S. The Swiss are considering a basic income proposal. Most of the candidates in Finland’s upcoming parliamentary elections support the idea. But in the U.S., the issue is still a political non-starter for mainstream politicians, due to lingering suspicions about the fairness and practicality of a basic income, as well as a rejection of the premise that automation is actually erasing white-collar jobs. Hence Santens’ do-it-yourself approach.

“My solution was to turn to crowdfunding, so as to immediately empower myself and others to advocate for the basic incomes of everyone else,” Santens says.

Unlike most crowdfunders, Santens is not asking for seed money for a specific project, like a tech startup, a nonprofit organization, or a feature film. Nor is he asking for money for a specific problem like unpaid medical bills. He’s asking for free money to live his life. Any additional money that he crowdfunds, above $1,000 per month, will be donated to other basic-income activists who are doing the same thing. However, he will keep other money that he earns from working as a freelance writer. He says the same thing would happen with a government-funded basic income: People would keep the additional money they earn from their jobs.

The crowdfunding approach to basic income has shown some promise: A group of more than 19,000 basic-income advocates in Germany have funded 11 people so far with living stipends of 1,000 euros per month, no strings attached. The first few winners, chosen by a lottery, started receiving their basic incomes in September 2014. The eleventh winner was announced May 7.

Jason Burke Murphy, a basic-income activist and philosophy professor at Elms College in Massachusetts, has been following the German project with delight. “This project worked better than I thought it would,” he says. “The numbers of visits and the media response was really impressive.” Indeed, the stories told by the winners are inspiring. For example, one recipient is using his newfound freedom to write his dissertation. Another winner quit his job at a call center to study and become a teacher. Perhaps one anonymous commentator summed it up best: “I did not realize how unfree we all are.”

Santens’ crowdfunding foray has been embraced not only by liberals or progressives who are warm to government benefits but by some libertarians as well, such as Matt Zwolinski, a philosophy professor at the University of San Diego. In his view, a basic income would shrink the bureaucratic nightmare of the current $1 trillion social safety net. He applauds Santens’ effort because it provides proof that basic income can work without government involvement.
“The sad reality is that a lot of the people who will most need a basic income are not likely to generate a lot of sympathy among volunteer donors.”

“A lot of people assume that if social insurance, or mail delivery, or a basic income is a good idea, then it automatically follows that we ought to have the state administer it,” says Zwolinski. “But it doesn’t automatically follow at all. Sometimes—I think a lot of times—important social goals are better realized through voluntary decentralized action than through the kind of coercive centralized control characteristic of the modern state.”

However, other basic-income advocates are skeptical of crowdfunded projects. “If this helps a few activists to get visibility for the concept and spend their time drumming up support, then I think it could be a positive, but likely very marginal, development,” says Martin Ford, a basic-income advocate and the author of The Rise of the Robots—which predicts a rapidly expanding takeover of jobs by automated systems. “The sad reality is that a lot of the people who will most need a basic income are not likely to generate a lot of sympathy among volunteer donors,” Ford says. “You see this already with charitable giving—people will give for families, children, and pets—but not so much for single homeless men.” Ford cautions against what he calls the “libertarian/techno-optimistic fantasy” of a private market solution. “Government, for all its deficiencies, is going to be the only real tool in the toolbox here.”

Those skeptical of basic income might ask: If you give people enough to live on, won’t they stop working? Won’t they get lazy? Evidence from pilot studies by Guy Standing, a professor of development studies at the University of London and a co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network, points the other way.“When people stop working out of fear, they become more productive,” Standing says.

Karl Widerquist, a leader of the worldwide basic income movement, applauds Santens’ project, but says the goal of the movement is not to create privately financed basic income. “We need a publicly financed basic income for everyone; private charities can’t—and shouldn’t have to—do that,” says Widerquist, a philosophy professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University, and the author of several books and papers about basic income. Widerquist also organized the most recent North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress in New York in March. “The point of a private basic income is to show how well it works, draw attention to the issue, and further the movement for a truly universal basic income,” Widerquist says.

Meanwhile, back in New Orleans, Santens is asking basic-income advocates on Twitter to daydream a little bit and imagine what they would do with their time if they had a basic income. “I would be free to write (now with added dignity),” tweeted one respondent. Another wrote, “Twenties in musicians’ tip jars. Local artists’ work on my walls. Wads of cash to pedi-cab drivers. I would love sharing #mybasicincome.”

As for Santens himself, he will continue to be a freelance writer, but with a new peace of mind. “The only difference between now and then, really, will be my quality of life in being able to afford my most basic needs without worry,” he says. “That’s a big deal … knowing that money for rent and food will always be there at the beginning of each and every month, and that I may just be able to finally climb out of debt and even start saving some day.”

“But as far as pursuing my passions with a basic income,” he adds, “I’m already very fortunate to say that’s exactly what I’m already doing.”

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Calling Mexico From The US, Calling The US From Mexico, Cell To Landline, Landline To Cell and Everything In Between

The list below is a pretty thorough list, it includes, cell to landline, landline to cell, cell to cell, landline to landline and 800 numbers. If you are using your US cell to call Mexico, the numbers vary depending on whether you’re calling a Mexican landline or a Mexican cell phone…and whether you’re calling from within the US or within Mexico. The same goes for a Mexican cell phone, US landline and Mexican landline.

Right at the beginning it shows the toll free versions…the Mexican counterparts make more sense to me.

You should find what you need below:

800 replace with 880
888 replace with 881
877 replace with 882
866 replace with 883

From your Mexican land phone:

– To dial to a Mexican local number (same area code):
Dial 7 digits (no area code necessary)

– To dial to a Mexican long distance number:
Dial 01 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits).

– To dial to a Mexican cell phone number:
Dial 044 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits) (when in same area code)
Dial 045 if the cell phone is a different area code than where you are (LD cell phone)

– To dial to a U.S. phone number:
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-800 U.S. number: (international rates apply)
Dial 00 + 1 + 880 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-888 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 881 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-877 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 882 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-866 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 883 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican 01-800 number:
Dial 01 + 800 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to other countries:
Dial 00 + country code (1, 2 or 3 digits) + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To a US cell phone while is in Mexico (some companies have that as default):
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

From your Mexican cell phone:

– To dial to a Mexican local number:
Dial directly the área code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican long distance number:
Dial area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican cell phone number
Dial area code (3 digits) + phone number

– To dial to a US phone number:
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-800 U.S. number: (international rates apply)
00 + 1 + 880 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-888 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 881 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-877 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 882 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-866 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 883 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican 01-800 number:
Dial 01 + 800 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to other countries:
Dial 00 + country code (1, 2, or 3 digits) + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To a US cell phone while is in Mexico (some companies have that as default):
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

Also, to call from a Mexican cell phone while in the US to a Mexican cell phone in Mexico (believe me, it happens):
Dial 011 + 52 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

From your US cell phone:

You can make calls from your U.S. cell phone to Mexican numbers while you are in Mexico. The most confusing thing about this is that some US companies have arrangements with local Mexican carriers (TELCEL or MOVISTAR for example). In this case, the Mexican carrier takes over and your cell phone becomes “Mexican,” so you will use the “from Mexico” option below. Other carriers have no arrangement with any Mexican company, so you’ll use the “from the U.S.” option below. Unless you have an international plan, it is not cheap to use your U.S. cell phone in Mexico, but some times it is necessary. Contact your cell phone company before leaving the U.S, or try to dial the following ways:

– To dial to a Mexican local or long distance landline number:
From the U.S: 011 52 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
From Mexico: 01 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican cell phone number:
From the U.S: Dial 011 52 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
From Mexico: Dial 01 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a U.S. phone number:
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-800 U.S. number: (be aware: international rates will apply)
Dial 00 + 1 + 880 + phone number

– To a US cell phone while is in Mexico (some companies have that as default):
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

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ET Contact – CE5

This video is actually that of a
CE5, Close Encounter of The Fifth Kind, Human Initiated.


I was walking my dogs one night and I always stop at this one spot because it’s the darkest along our route and you can see the stars and planets really well. I was looking at the sky and then was about to leave when I saw 2 softly glowing objects, little spheres of light in a palm tree…I kept looking around it and behind it to see if there were any stars in the sky behind it or lights from one of the houses shining through the palm fronds, but there were no stars and no lights and there is an empty lot behind it. ET Spot DaytimeThis picture is of the palm tree…I stood in the same spot that I took the video in. The two objects were on the right side of the palm, actually in the palm fronds.

I didn’t see the two bright lights that are in the video when I decided to take it, I only asked that if they could receive my thoughts that they shine brightly because the camera on my phone doesn’t work well in the dark. When I looked at the video there they were brightly lit. If you look closely, you’ll see the two softly glowing lights brighten up a bit, so I’m not sure if these two bright ones were two more or if they were able to project two bright versions of themselves, or if all of these were probes from a ship?

I did see a huge triangular shaped craft in the sky, just north of Orion, while standing in that same spot about a month before…that’s another post though…
I did have another quick CE5 about a week ago. I was standing in front of the palm tree facing west and looking up. That’s when I saw a white orb passing by, heading north, so I quickly focused my attention on my thoughts and asked, "If you are receiving my thoughts, please give me a signal." As soon as I finished speaking, the craft gave me a big pulse of light, it then disappeared two seconds later.

You can believe this video or not, if you don’t, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s true…there is nothing that could explain this away except that they are Light Beings…or that’s the form they presented themselves in anyway…watch the top light, a couple times it appears to change shape and flare out. The other light, when I pan to the left, was the moon. Right after that, you’ll see the softly glowing light beneath the bottom light.

I’m going to try and lighten the video up, so the palm tree is visible…also, I apologize for the jerky movement, my dogs were yanking at the leash and like I said, I couldn’t see the brightly lit beings while shooting the video. Digital cameras tend to be able to pic up light that is higher on the spectrum than we can see.

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Las Iguanas Bungalows – Palapas in Paradise

Update: January 30, 2014 – I’ve had a few friends stay at the Las Iguanas Bungalows since I first made this post, they said it would have been nice if it weren’t for the constant smoke billowing in from the new BBQ restaurant right next door.

They have a huge BBQ in front of the restaurant that burns logs…there is A LOT of smoke that comes in the open air palapas, so unless you like to be in a constant cloud of BBQ smoke, then, it’s for you, otherwise, probably not a good idea to stay there.

Also, there is a new bar opening directly across the street with an outdoor stage, so you would be getting smoked out while listening to loud live music. The same people manage the house right behind that bar, Casa Charco, I was staying there and only got the smoke once in a while, but now the bar is going in…on top of that, you hear the Karaoke bar every night, so not a good idea to stay there either…funny thing is, they also manage the building that the bar is going into…what does that tell you about the property managers?? I’ll leave that one up to you, but it seems quite obvious to me! They have "High Season Fever" and all they see are $$$$$!!!

Remember…Greed Kills!!

Original Post Starts Here:

If you’re thinking about taking a Mexico vacation and are looking for San Pancho rentals, you should seriously think about coming to this place…Las Iguanas Bungalows.

Las Iguanas Bungalows San Pancho Nayarit, Mexico

They are a set of bungalows located in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico…or San Pancho, as the locals call it. They call it San Pancho because Pancho is the nickname for Francisco in Spanish. See, you’ve already learned something new to impress your friends with.

San Pancho is a beautiful little pueblo located about 60 kilometers or 30 miles from Puerto Vallarta. You land in Puerto Vallarta and drive on highway 200…it’s the only road going north, so it would be hard to get lost…the last town of the concrete jungle is Bucerias, then you have a 17 mile drive through beautifully pristine, green jungle!! If you’re in the passenger seat, take the time to take it all in, it’s very beautiful, put some Bob Marley on the stereo and start getting in the mood for total tranquility!

When I first came to San Pancho, it was exactly how I pictured a little Mexican pueblo, and the energy you feel is so good and happy…you’ll see, you’ll feel it as soon as you get off the highway and cross the little bridge.

Las Iguanas Bungalows is at the end of town and they are literally 30 seconds to the beach, that’s if you’re walking slow. You can hear the waves crash and you can go have a cold beer or sip a margarita at their restaurant, La Playa.

Watching the sunset is a big thing in San Pancho, the best Sunsets in the area are in San Pancho.
There is a 1 bedroom bungalow, a 2 bedroom bungalow and 1 palapa building with 2 apartments, and La Playa Restaurant is right down the walkway and so is the beach…the restaurant meets the sand…you’ll be sitting under coconut palms with your feet in the sand, watching the surfers and listening to the waves crash and the great music they play there, and then the finally, San Pancho sunset!

The food at La Playa restaurant is great, but then again, there aren’t any bad places to eat in San Pancho. Much like La Cienaga Blvd above Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles is known as "Restaurant Row", so will San Pancho! The variety of food is incredible and all of it is great, you wouldn’t think this sleepy little pueblo would have such a great selection of food.

San Pancho is actually more progressive than a lot of big cities…for one thing, there are recycle bins throughout the pueblo with 3 bins, one for glass bottles, one for plastic bottles and one for aluminum. Secondly, all the telephone and electric lines are starting to be put underground so they’re not spoiling anyone’s view!

Speaking of great food, the owners of Las Iguanas Bungalows also own La Ola Rica restaurant, it’s the only "upscale" restaurant in San Pancho, there are others that could be considered upscale, like Cafe Arte, but everything in San Pancho is so mellow, it’s hard to imagine anything being upscale…all stuffy, uncomfortable and snooty…I guess you could call them, Casual Upscale…99.9% of the people in town, locals and tourists alike, are wearing shorts or surf trunks…there are no ridiculous dress codes here in San Pancho, the people here live life the way it is supposed to be lived and that is: to be happy, have fun, be a good person, and never look down on anyone.

Las Iguanas Bungalows are open air

Las Iguanas 1 bedroom Bungalow
and very comfortable. They look small, but everything you need is there, a bedroom, bathroom, a kitchen with a table and chairs…there is also a ceiling fan
Las Iguanas Bungalows ceiling fan

in the center of the bungalow. Turn the fan on and being open air, you’ll get the breeze from the fan and also an ocean breeze…very nice way to sleep.
This time of year, Autumn, Winter, the bugs aren’t that bad…if you put bug repellant on, you should be ok…try to use bug repellant that DOESN’T have DEET! That stuff is poison, then you wash it off and the poison goes in the water and the land…there are some great natural repellants and some not natural, but not poison either, that work very well…Article on bug repellant coming soon.

So, don’t listen to the media that says Mexico is dangerous…I would say a majority of the big cities in the US are far more dangerous than any part of Mexico…even more than the entire country. Mexico is perfectly safe!!! If you are looking for trouble you’ll find it…it’s as simple as that. The powers that be just don’t want your money leaving the US, because it’s money out of their pockets.

All San Pancho rentals are great, because you can walk to the beach within a couple of minutes, but if you’re at Las Iguanas Bungalows, you’ll be at the beach within 30 seconds! Here are the local Mexico numbers to call:

  • Cell: 322·141·9246
  • Tel: 311·258·4381
  • Tel: 311·258·4487

Here is a helpful guide for calling Mexico, calling the US from Mexico, calling another Mexican phone from within Mexico and calling 800 numbers from Mexico:

800 replace with 880
888 replace with 881
877 replace with 882
866 replace with 883

From your Mexican land phone:

– To dial to a Mexican local number (same area code):
Dial 7 digits (no area code necessary)
– To dial to a Mexican long distance number:
Dial 01 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits).
– To dial to a Mexican cell phone number:
Dial 044 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits) (when in same area code)
Dial 045 if the cell phone is a different area code than where you are (LD cell phone)

– To dial to a U.S. phone number:
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-800 U.S. number: (international rates apply)
Dial 00 + 1 + 880 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-888 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 881 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-877 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 882 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-866 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 883 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican 01-800 number:
Dial 01 + 800 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to other countries:
Dial 00 + country code (1, 2 or 3 digits) + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To a US cell phone while is in Mexico (some companies have that as default):
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
Gray whale baby taking a look at touristsFrom your Mexican cell phone:

– To dial to a Mexican local number:
Dial directly the área code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican long distance number:
Dial area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican cell phone number
Dial area code (3 digits) + phone number

– To dial to a US phone number:
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-800 U.S. number: (international rates apply)
00 + 1 + 880 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-888 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 881 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-877 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 882 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-866 U.S. number:
Dial 00 + 1 + 883 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican 01-800 number:
Dial 01 + 800 + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To dial to other countries:
Dial 00 + country code (1, 2, or 3 digits) + phone number (usually 7 digits)

– To a US cell phone while is in Mexico (some companies have that as default):
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

Also, to call from a Mexican cell phone while in the US to a Mexican cell phone in Mexico (believe me, it happens):
Dial 011 + 52 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
From your US cell phone:

You can make calls from your U.S. cell phone to Mexican numbers while you are in Mexico. The most confusing thing about this is that some US companies have arrangements with local Mexican carriers (TELCEL or MOVISTAR for example). In this case, the Mexican carrier takes over and your cell phone becomes “Mexican,” so you will use the “from Mexico” option below. Other carriers have no arrangement with any Mexican company, so you’ll use the “from the U.S.” option below. Unless you have an international plan, it is not cheap to use your U.S. cell phone in Mexico, but some times it is necessary. Contact your cell phone company before leaving the U.S, or try to dial the following ways:

– To dial to a Mexican local or long distance landline number:
From the U.S: 011 52 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
From Mexico: 01 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a Mexican cell phone number:
From the U.S: Dial 011 52 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
From Mexico: Dial 01 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a U.S. phone number:
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

– To dial to a 1-800 U.S. number: (be aware: international rates will apply)
Dial 00 + 1 + 880 + phone number

– To a US cell phone while is in Mexico (some companies have that as default):
Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)

Las Iguanas Bungalows gets filled pretty quickly, like many other San Pancho rentals, but Las Iguanas Bungalows - La Playa RestaurantLas Iguanas Bungalows is one of the best out of all San Pancho rentals so call today and reserve your time in paradise!!

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First Contact

I had a dream last night/this morning that was so incredibly real, that I remember, faces, sounds, color and the feelings I had during this entire thing…I was relieved when I awoke…relieved that I was safe in my bed and the things that were happening, weren’t actually happening…yet!? It has been with me all day and this feeling of impending doom…doom may be a bit to strong, but it fits…here it goes…

I was coming home from somewhere, in a car…I was actually parking and getting out and saw a bunch of people to my left standing in the street and all around all pointing at the same spot in the sky…I thought maybe there was a storm coming because there were dark gray clouds in the direction they were pointing…boy was there a storm coming!

I got in the house and was up on the 3rd floor…this was a weird thing, I was in the house I grew up in, in Boston…also I wasn’t on the side of the house that I lived in…it’s a two sided house, meaning one side has apartments and the other side, my side, is all connected. I was on the right side in the back part of the house, which faces west…I looked out the window and saw what everyone was looking at…it was a type of flying saucer…it was all metal and pretty big, because it wasn’t that close and I could still make out some of the details…it was round as a saucer should be and the top part which you think might have glass or something, was metal as well…the whole thing was brushed metal. On the body there were little round circles, evenly spaced all the way around…I didn’t see any lights.

The funny thing about “dreams”, this was more of a premonition than a dream, the funny thing about these things, is that they take pieces of other things and they skip around a bit and incorporate them into what’s happening at the time…in this case it was the house, it wasn’t completely the house I grew up in, but for the most part it was.

I remember the feeling of awe and amazement and excitement when I first saw the saucer floating there, then all of a sudden, there were a bunch of others whizzing over the house…and the sound they made…it’s hard to explain, but it was like the combined sounds of a fighter jet and a commercial jet as it flies overhead coming in for a landing. There was a red and white one that stands out in my mind, I believe the rest were metallic like the first, but shaped differently, they were more teardrop shaped and had windows that went all the way around in one piece and they had a metal roof. I got the feeling that the beings flying them weren’t incredibly much more advanced than us…what made me feel that way, was the sound that their spacecraft made…I guess I expected all of them to be silent like the first one. There were also a couple of bi-planes that were going in the same direction only very fast and almost making the same noise, there were also fighter jets chasing after everything…it then skipped slightly ahead…now that I think of it, that first one probably was from a highly advanced civilization…of what, I don’t know…but they didn’t like us or our new alien brothers and sisters…

All of a sudden, there were people on the fire escape looking in through the windows…I hit the deck and hid under a table but my legs were sticking out so I couldn’t hide completely…I laid completely still. The person, yes they turned out to be humans or humanoid beings that were flying the spacecraft…I don’t know where they landed and I’m not sure how they got on the fire escape…maybe their rides were hovering over the house and they came down or beamed down, but they couldn’t get in and I remember the person who I think was in charge saying, “Well, looks like this will be our headquarters” or something to that effect…I digress, the person looking in, was tall and skinny, had light brown shoulder length hair, and had a scruffy face like he hadn’t shaved in a few days…he kind of looked like the white man’s version of “Jesus”…it skipped ahead…

It turns out, that the person I thought was in charge, was…he was some sort of general or something, but he was young, was a bit shorter than me and stocky…he had semi-long dark brown hair and a round head. He was wearing all black, his jacket had leather patches coming down in front starting at the shoulders, but it didn’t cover the entire front, the leather was about 4 inches wide…I remember him saying something like: “When I started this resistance…”, that was the word that scared me…resistance…then it skipped ahead and gets kind of blurry here, we were running for cover and hiding, fighting…then it skipped ahead to a part that was very clear, I seemed to be looking down at what was happening, I was high above the ground, I think under that first metallic ship or one like it…I’m not sure how I was staying up there…maybe I had turned to light at that point??? This ship was emitting some sort of beam that was shooting straight down and blowing up very large sections of the buildings and houses below…by large sections, I mean, many city blocks…squared! Huge square sections of the ground below were completely being turned to rubble…

I’ve been trying to relate this to anything that is going on in my life right now, but nothing really fits…the only thing I can think of is all the shit happening in the US right now…what’s even weirder for the last few days I’ve been feeling like something really big is going to happen soon, these two things could be related or the feelings I’ve been having may have caused the vision…I really hope it’s not a premonition, because there was nothing good about it except for the fact that we now know we’re not alone, I can’t really say if the feelings I’ve been having for the past few days are good or bad, it seems to be right down the middle…oh, another interesting thing, my arm was totally fine.

Has anyone else been having weird dreams/visions or been having weird feelings??

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Messiah – Second Coming

Messiah – The Second Coming

First let me say I don’t follow “Aesop’s Fables”, but I’ve been thinking about something that a friend said in Belize February 2008, the friend was a person I had met while I was down there.
We were talking about the Mayan ruins that were close to the place where we met…and of course it got to the Mayan calendar ending in 2012…I told my friend that my birthday was on the same day the calendar ends, which was December 21st, 2012…she replied: “Maybe you’re the Messiah?”

Now, we hadn’t spoken about religion, God, Jesus, or anything…I didn’t know how to respond…not for any specific reason, I said something, but I don’t remember…the thing is, I’ve been thinking about it ever since then…a lot!

I’ve been thinking about why somebody would follow any religion just because they’ve been told since birth that “this is how it is”…why doesn’t a person think about what they’ve been told and really think about whether it’s real or not instead of following blindly!!?

I started thinking that me being the Messiah is just as plausible as all the stories that have been shoved down our throats since we were born! I’m not saying I’m the Messiah, but “God” talks to us in strange ways

If I went around telling people I was the Messiah, they would think I was crazy…not because I was actually crazy but because they really don’t believe in the whole story! They’ll go to church every Sunday, eat those tasteless crackers, go to confession, and go through all the bullshit, but when you tell them that anyone is the second coming of “Jesus”, they’ll need proof…isn’t that a sin or something?

The truth is, in my opinion, that nobody really believes in all that Jesus stuff, but it’s been so beat into them, that it’s part of their makeup and it’s hard for them to release it.

But I digress…back to my friend’s comment in Belize…I’ve been thinking about it a lot since she said it…I’ve come to the conclusion that we…we as a collective entity are the “Messiah”…But! This can’t possibly happen until all of us, as an entity, start to live on the same vibration and start to realize and see that we are all connected, we are all the same, we all came from one mother, we live, breath, and die the same!

When that happens…we will have the second coming…

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San Pancho Nayarit Mexico – San Francisco Nayarit Mexico, Paradise Found

San Pancho Nayarit Mexico and San Francisco Nayarit Mexico, yes, are one and the same! Pancho is the nickname for Francisco in Spanish, so on maps you’ll see San Francisco, but down here you’ll see San Pancho and everyone says San Pancho…there is, however, a sign on the carretera that says San Francisco right before the entrance of town.
I’m finally settling in…all my phones are working, but Skype seems to be the way to go…I can talk and work on the computer at the same time using Skype…I have a built-in MIC on my laptop as most do, so I don’t have to wear an ear-piece or head-set like I do with my phone. I had a conference call this morning on Skype and it went well…the sound is awesome…much better than my phone. It sounded as if the two people I was speaking with were in the room with me!
It looks like the slow season is starting now, even though the weather is still perfect until about the end of May…it’s starting to get hotter, but the sky is clear and the beach is right around the corner from my pad.San Pancho Mexico Semana Santa just ended, which kind of signifies the end of the "High Season"…there were a lot of tourists in town from Guadalajara…mostly hippies, that didn’t give a shit about anything except getting drunk and making noise. Semana Santa is like the Spring Break for Mexico, but I think also has something to do with the religious aspect of this time of year…ie: Easter…but I don’t think any of these people knew anything about that, because on Easter Sunday, they were all still cruising around town with their 40’s of Pacifico in hand and not one looked as if they had gone to "Easter mass", which was a pleasant surprise for me seeing as how Mexico is mostly Catholic…so even though they were a bunch of hippies, they must’ve been educated hippies, hippies that had the capability to think for themselves…to an extent! Anyway…

San Pancho is now, as my friend Fernando referred to it as, a "Pueblo Fantasma", in English: Ghost Town.
It sucks for all the businesses in town, but one of the reasons I moved here is because it’s so quiet and peaceful…a lot of the businesses close down for the first few days of the week and then open for the weekend…some close for the whole "low-season". Baja Takeria is going to close for the "low-season"…this is a bummer, because they have the best smoked Marlin you will ever have anywhere!! The other thing they have that is an absolute Culinary Climax is the Shrimp Meztaneo(sp?)…holy shit those are good!! I’m going to buy a shitload of them and stick them in my freezer to hold me through the "low-season".
They have a family recipe for the sauce that makes them so good…of course it’s secret, as it should be! I’m waiting for them to package it and sell it!!
It is getting warmer here, and with warmer weather comes more bikinis…if you like that sort of thing…and I do! One of the things I’ve noticed here is that the women are so beautiful, whether in bikinis or not! They all seem to have these stunning smiles that are bright and emit a ray of positive love and energy. Everyone is so happy and friendly here as well…why wouldn’t they be, they live here!!
I’m planning on staying here until I’m not…huh? At some point I may go further south…and there’s so much of Mexico that I want to explore…places like Tulum, which is near Chichén Itzá, Mayan Ruins…Tulum also has Mayan Ruins…I think I have to be closer to my brethren on my birthday this year! So when the mother ship comes, I’ll be first inline…right behind me will be Fernando and Humberto…all three of us have the same birthday, which happens to be on the Winter Solstice and the last day of the Mayan calendar!! jejejeje
Until next time…
p.s. I do allow comments here but they are moderated and I get a ton of spam comments, so if you’re trying to get a comment link…don’t bother, because it won’t get published. If you’re legit, send me an email to let me know. What’s your email, you ask?…figure it out for yourself! 🙂

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Whah Happeen!?

Some of you may have been asking "Whah Happeen" to my blog…I have no farging idea! I was sitting at Cafe Arte talking with some friends and got on the subject of Howler Monkeys…my friends had never heard them before, so I went to look up the page from here that has a the recording of Howler Monkeys from Belize and it showed up as a 404 error in Google…I thought maybe because I was using my phone, something screwy happened.

I got home and just checked and not only that was a 404, but every page except the homepage was going to 404!!! What The Fuck!! I then updated to WordPress 3.3.1 and it fixed whatever the problem was…but the damage has been done…every fucking page has been dropped from the index!!

Before when I posted anything it got indexed within seconds, but now since I didn’t find this problem for who knows how long, they may have booted me from the root index!!…we’ll see what happens!

For those of you who are technically retarded, a 404 error is the error a server serves up when a page on a website is called, but cannot be found: 404 Error – Page Not Found.

p.s. The title of this post was inspired by my friend Kassandra…she’s learning English and "Whah Happeen" is one of her favorite things to say…she uses it for every situation, but knows it’s incorrect, which makes it cute and funny! If Angels exist, she is what they must look like, as she has "The Face of an Angel"! 🙂 If any Angels are reading this, don’t hate!

She uses these in order: “Oh My God, Whah Happeen, Well, Ya Know…”, (her "Oh My God" is said in perfect "Valley Girl")Maybe it’s her own little slight on the way Americans butcher the English language…Pretty funny! Before I get any comments from any foreigners about that last part…Americans may butcher it, but you completely DESTROY it!

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Going To Mexico In August

Update: Sunday, August 30st, 2011, 3:03 P.M. Not Mañana Time

I haven’t posted in a while…got a bit busy…found the house that I will be moving into in San Pancho…cool place right by the beach…this pic was taken from the roof deck of the jungle…so I’d say mission accomplished…I kind of hate using that term because of the whole George Bush fiasco…him standing on the deck of an Aircraft Carrier after costing tax payers millions of dollars by being flown in on a fighter jet, then on the deck of the Aircraft Carrier with a sign over his head: "Mission Accomplished"…what a douche…if his mission was to blow a shitload of money flying in like that so he could look like the dumb redneck cowboy that he is…well then, mission accomplished indeed!
I’m back in states again…can you tell?? I split Sayulita Thursday, August 25th at 6:01 am after hitting up the ATM at the Oxxo on the way out of town. Oxxo is Mexico’s version of 7-Eleven, usually they’re in the same location as a Pemex, Mexico’s only gasoline company…so you wouldn’t say, I have to get gas, you would say, I have to stop at Pemex…it’s the only place to get gas in the entire country…as far as I know.

So Weetas and I made our way to the border…this pic was taken midway through our journey to the border, the clouds were hanging low nd looked like a 3D picture…my goal was to get there in 14 hours, which would have got us there by 8pm, still light out…but, we got there at 10:42 pm, for a total of 18 hours and 41 minutes. It got dark right when we were entering the section of Mexico where the "trouble" supposedly happens…if there was any trouble happening, I didn’t see it…I even stopped a couple times to see if I could…nada! I stopped outside of Nogales once to check on Weetas, the poor little girl had been laying under the passenger seat most of the way…she did at one point come up on my lap to investigate…she actually got her paws up by the driver’s side window and was looking out to see what the hell the news was talking about…I told her it was bullshit, but she had to see for herself…both of us agreed that there is nothing wrong with Mexico! The next time I stopped in Nogales around 9:30pm…the only thing I saw there were a couple of beautiful girls with their friends hanging out in front of The Oxxo.

After crossing the border, I continued on to Tuscon…I had to sleep…I stopped at a Wendy’s got something to eat, put the seat back and slept for an hour…I got up and Weetas was sprawled out on the back seat floor. We drove a bit more, stopped at some other fast food place, just to sleep…got up 3 hours later, just as it was getting light, and hit the road…6 hours to go! We had the AC on the entire way…it was hot in Arizona, but even hotter in the California desert…110 degrees! My car made it through 977 miles of Mexico and then another 551 miles through the Arizona and California deserts to LA without incident…yesterday, my low tire pressure light went on, this morning my tire was flat…there was a nail in my front right tire!!

Of all the shitty pothole filled roads in Mexico and then the extreme heat of the desert…I come back to LA for a nail that has been waiting for my tire for the last month…there were so many times in Mexico where I thought my front end would be left behind after driving through massive potholes…I am soooo grateful that I only had a little nail waiting for me back in LA!

The drive back was pretty beautiful…it’s so green in the southern part of Mexico…parts looked like Hawaii…I got pics of what looked like possible dormant or extinct volcanoes…I’ll post a lot later…gotta split.

Oh, found that house, so will be trying to get down there in the next couple of months.

Update: Sunday, August 21st, 2011, 3:26 P.M. Mañana Time

I made a comment on a friend’s Assbook page…I mean Facebook, whom I care about deeply…her and her boyfriend had just checked into Foursquare at the restaurant they were in and I said: “Foursquare must have been created by a hitman…why would you want to let everyone know where you are”, to which she replied: “I’d be more worried about letting everyone know where you are in Mexico, don’t get kidnapped.”, to which I replied: “Nobody really knows where I am, stop watching FOX news, they’re filling everyone’s heads with Bullshit…as usual…as all media is.”

Is there anyone out there who isn’t a slave to the media???

I was in Bucerias the other day to try and open a bank account, but I didn’t have a copy of the electric bill…my name doesn’t have to be on it, I just need to show that I can get it I guess…I got it yesterday and there’s no number on the house (even better), it just has the name of the street with "sn" after it…I thought, maybe they’re using letters for this particular street, but then Esther (*sigh*), said that it stands for Sin Numero, which means "Without Number", I said "oh" (in English that means oh)…I hope they take it like that…I’m also going to start my FM3 tomorrow when I go to the bank…the immigration office is right down the street from the bank.

While I was in Bucerias, I saw these off-road Segways. I’m not sure if they were renting them or if the police road them…the guy I saw riding one looked as if he was just a security guard…they need them there though.
I had a good idea yesterday…the one thing about Sayulita and San Pancho is that they’re both small…there are no movie theaters and Netflix doesn’t work down here…the main reason is because there is no mail down here….yaaaaayyyy, no junk mail…the other reason is because they don’t stream outside the US, neither does Hulu…I did find a site that has a few shows and Family Guy *Big Grin*…and there are no DVD rental stores…so you’re stuck buying shitty bootleg copies of movies…figuring out a way to get DVD’s down here and opening a little store, is an idea that I think is "Low Season" proof, because there are plenty of Gringos here and also the locals would dig it…you would just have to have DVD’s en Español. A lot of shops close for the low-season, but everyone wants to watch movies…ALWAYS…if there’s one thing the Great Depression taught us, is exactly that! Any takers???

Update: Sunday, August 20th, 2011, 3:29 P.M. Mañana Time

There was a huge storm the other night that put 4 inches of rain down! The raylampago y trueno (thunder and lightning) was insane…it woke me up and scared the shit out of Weetas. I struck the pole outside my house…I know this because when I woke the next morning the DSL modem was fried! I’m glad it stopped there and didn’t fry my Vonage device and router!!

The good thing about all that rain is it showed where all the leaks in this house are. I was also curious about how it affected my new place of residence in San Pancho…I opened the front door and the word FUCK came out of my mouth aloud! The whole first floor flooded…the living room all the way into the kitchen…luckily it’s a tile floor. It flooded because there was a river of water coming down the street and when it got to my house, came right under the door…there’s about an inch gap…again, now I know what I have to do to prevent it next time. Upstairs only leaked a bit in 1 bedroom through the ceiling.

Cecilia called Esther, the person that is in charge of renting the house and one of the most beautiful women in San Pancho…anyway, Cecilia called and told her about the flood and she said she would have someone clean it today and bring me a copy of the factura electrica (electric bill). I need a copy to open a bank account and to get my FM3 for residency.

When we did our initial walk through of the house, we went up stairs and saw the weirdest thing…a gecko and climbed up on the ceiling was hanging upside down and died…I have no idea why, but the poor thing was just hanging there dead.

I gotta split…my laptop is dragging ass and tengo mucho hambre…I think th PC is now on Mañana Time!!

Update: Sunday, August 17th, 2011, 11:18 P.M. Mañana Time

Let me preface the post below by saying, after I wrote it, I wasn’t sure if I should post it or not…I had to check out a few things first…I saved it for a couple days…

Just came back from Cafe Arte in San Pancho where I had dinner, will be living around the corner from soon and where I put a deposit down on the house…I logged on to Assbook…I mean Facebook to see if a friend sent a message she said she would and saw a post by my niece: “Back in God’s country”…I hope with every fiber of my being she was being facetious…sorry, had to release that before my head exploded…no, I’m not going to explain it or deeper into the why’s…

I hung out in Cafe Arte all afternoon…I was supposed to meet Humberto at two, but I guess I’m already slipping into Mañana Time…I’m going to have to watch that…I got there at three…Sobhi!! :), and he had split to Puerto Vallarta, he was selling one of his pieces, so he had to split. I waited and hung out with Fernando, he’s a young Chilean kid who works there as as Chef/waiter…his English, like Humberto’s, is as good as my Spanish…these are the kind of situations I hope for…I think without duress, we achieve nothing…ok duress may be a bit strong for this situation, but, it helps to be forced into a situation you really are uncomfortable with or don’t want to be in…it makes you grow and learn faster…he’s a good kid, I learned a lot today, as did he.

When I arrived at Cafe Arte earlier, I was standing outside and saw this weird bug flying by…I had never seen anything like it so I followed him? It was a slow flying bug…it flew as if it were using a hang glider or ultra-light…it has these two beautiful brown and black wings that did nothing except let it glide and two smaller celephanr looking wings that flapped furiously to give it motion. The pic was taken when it landed and the propulsion wings were folded underneath the glider wings.
I have a video of it in flight also and one of when it landed on a plant and was flapping it’s wings, getting them ready for compaction…I’ll post those later…I have to start posting earlier, tengo mucho sueño! I must find out what sort of bug this is!!

While I was filling out the contract for the house, one of Humberto’s friends rolled up in his VW Bug…Marcello, I had met Marcello before when he, Humberto and I had run into each other in Sayulita…I was sitting down at a taco stand, enjoying some fish tacos, when this mini-van drives by with a beep and a wave…I’m looking but thinking, who the fuck is that, I turned my head to see if they were waving to someone behind me…no, and when I turned back, the driver, Humberto, point at me as if to say, no you, you stupid fuck…the whole while with with his typical smile…then I realized who it was, waved, and turned back to my tacos…they were good! I finished up, paid the 30 pesos or whatever it was and headed off in the direction of the mini-van to see if I could catch up with them…(I say them, thinking it was Humberto and his wife Cecilia…because he was driving a fucking mini-van), so I turn up the street along the main plaza and then I see Humberto and Marcello, sitting outside Monchis, having a couple of Vodkas…”Ohleevere, sientate”…he talked me into it!

I got a Pacifico from Christina, this was the first time I met her, and sat down…few drinks later, we split and go to Casa de Marcello for a bit…I’ll end that there…so that’s how I met Marcello

He came up to me and said hi and showed me some Tahitian Pearls that had for sale…nope, didn’t ask, I declined…I was getting hungry and the sun was going down, and I was waiting for Esther, the landlord of the house, I went outside sat down and ordered fettuccine, mixed salad and a glass of pinot grigio…it was still HOT and I was getting tired of beer! The food was awesome as usual…I expected the mixed salad to be mixed green with a tomato sliced in, as it would have been done in LA, it had all that, artichoke hearts, capers, and a great house balsamic vinaigrette…Humberto and Marcello chatting a couple tables away…then Humberto came up to me with one of the Tahitian Pearls he leaned over and in a sort of whisper and in his broken English (there were two women sitting at the table between mine and the one he and Marcello were sitting at) said “hey, dese people need mahney”, he was referring to Marcello and his family, “he give you dis for 400 pesos”, he originally told me $200 US, when I had first declined, that’s quite a reduction, they were either fake or he really needed the mahney. I told Tito (I’m tired of typing Humberto), “I don’t have 400 pesos on me”, he said “I do, I geef to him and you pay me later”, I said ok…later when Marcello was leaving, he gave me a smile, that told me he needed it…I made the right decision.x

Update: Sunday, August 16th, 2011, 8:02 P.M. Mañana Time

Went to Carmelita’s for lunch/dinner and had chicken mole…it was very good, but I’ve been spoiled…my ex-wife made the best mole ever…for all you gringos out there who are thinking: “Why the fuck would he eat a mole…I didn’t even know you could eat a mole…was his ex-wife a hillbilly from South Carolina or one of those other inbred hillbilly places, what did a mole ever do to her?”, it’s pronounced ” ‘Mole’ – ‘Aay’ “…she made the best everything though…the woman was gifted…but I digest…hehe, but no really, I just burped and the mole came up…a bit spicier this time though…nice…Carmelita’s was good, but my ex is Latina after-all, so mole was her thing.

Josuelo was waiting tables tonight…he just got back into town last night…drove back from Zacatecas and he was ffuuuucckked up!, But then again, so were a lot of people…as I’ve mentioned previously, Sayulita is a drinkin kind of town, there doesn’t seem to be a need to have a reason…it’s so hot and humid that suckin down cold Pacificos seems like the only intelligent thing to do…otherwise you’re swimming in Ball Soup!

Josuelo was drinking next door to Monchis in Carmelita’s with everyone that worked there…a bunch of nice people…getting lit. Everybody at Monchis was having fun…just another excuse to party! I saw Christina this morning when I was at Orangy, a new Smoothie Bar in Sayulita owned by Paul and Daniela, she kind of pronounces her name with a “T H” at the beginning as you would when pronouncing a word with a “d” in it, like “Lado”…it’s very cute… they make all kinds of fresh fruit smoothies…I got the Surfer’s Brunch which consists of Orange, Banana, Strawberry, Apple, Peach, Oats and Yogurt…it was delicious and took care of breakfast for me because it was very filling…the oats probably helped with that…I met Paul about a week ago when he pounding the pavement, or in this case, pounding the cobble stones passing out flyers for their new endeavor, they’re right next to the Lava Zone, a little place I go to have my laundry done…I’ve reached a point in my life where I’ll NEVER go to a laundromat to wash my clothes again…it’s either having a machine at home, or dropping it off to have it done…today’s load, which was almost all my t-shirts and a couple pairs of shorts, was 37 pesos, that comes to $3.0178 US

After I dropped off the laundry, I went next door to Orangy and got the Surfer’s Brunch…Danni (Thanni) is pregnant and is going to have a little boy…that’s what I think anyway. They’re both very nice and emanate goodness and white light…you know some times you’ll meet someone that just makes you feel comfortable and good, that’s them…that baby is a lucky mofo!

Getting punchy, 11:29 pm, going to open a bank account mañana and put a deposit down on Casa Oly!
Two of the pics in this post are of the beach that is behind Casa Oly, 1 minute and 30 seconds away by foot, and the back deck of the house that looks at that beach.
Nos Vemos!

Update: Sunday, August 16th, 2011, 2:59 P.M. Mañana Time

Quick update here…I went to Monchis down the hill, last night to get something to eat, Monchis is right in the Sayulita Main Plaza, and they were having their one year anniversary party, so they had the BBQ going out on the street, cooking burgers, chicken, ribs and whatever else would taste good BBQ’d…I had a cheeseburger…it was perfect…the BBQ was one of those made out of a steel barrel cut down the middle…this one had some age to it, so the meat tasted awesome!
I had a burger there once before, not BBQ’d, but cooked in their cucinita in the back…it was a great, late night, drunk burger, not too big, just the right amount of greasiness and it came with shoestring fries!

So, I was sitting at a little table outside, facing the cobblestone street with my friends Phil and Carlita, and Phil pointed out this HUGE Bird of Paradise tree…that’s right, tree, not plant (I know, trees are plants, but you get what I mean)…it was the biggest fucking Bird of Paradise I had ever seen and it looked like a Peacock strutting with its tail fully extended!! I left the truck in the pic, so you could get an idea of how big it is.

That’s it for now, more on the party later…tengo mucho hambre…estoy fuera!

Update: Sunday, August 14th, 2011, 5:27 P.M. Mañana Time

I started adding the time I’m writing because the last post was written around 1 AM and I was a bit punchy…thus the typos…

Forgot to add last night that after everything, I was having dinner at Cafe Arte, sitting on the sidewalk as usual, having a caprese salad, mushroom and spinach ravioli, a seafood empinada, the second half of which I am eating right now and a glass of Leon de Tarapaca shiraz from Chile (claro que si)…the full moon was rising through the palm trees…I tried to get a good pic with my phone…I didn’t realize my camera was in my car!

I also forgot to add this picture of the Chihuahua giving the bigger dog some action…or so it appears. I took this when I was having a Bloody Mary at Breakfast…I laughed out loud and luckily had my phone cam poised for action!!

I got up this morning…woken up by Weetas…she’s been waking me up every morning all of a sudden…I think it’s because I’ve been feeding her soft food here in Mexico when she normally only gets dry food…got ready to see Miguel this morning for my arm…I found his place, got out of the car and called out his name through the fence…”Be right there”, he said…his little studio is in the front of his house, right off the sidewalk, nothing but a bright green curtain with some pattern on it, separating the studio from the sidewalk…first thing he does is bust out a big fatty…he apologized for it “not being as good as the stuff I buy in the US at the medical marijuana dispensaries”…I’m not an expert on the different kinds, but it seems to me if it works, then it’s good…so after that, I laid down on his table and he first proceeded to work my left arm over, working each joint in each finger over till we got a pop, then the wrist, the elbow, then the shoulder…he then moved to the right arm…that was interesting…he stretched it out like it hasn’t been stretched in years!!! There were times where he had a tight grip on my arm, where I could actually feel it…but that’s what it also feels like when I try to move my arm…in my mind, it feels like the muscles are contracting and the arm is moving…but it’s a very deep feeling…it’s been like that always, so I know there’s definitely something going on in there. He said by working the arm like that, getting all the tendons back in place and stretching things out, that it allows the sub-conscious to open up, or something to that affect.

Smoking that joint before hand was very helpful in relaxing me…there were still times where I could feel myself fighting what he was doing…he felt every single time I resisted, no matter how small it was…he was moving things around that haven’t been moved around in a long time…shifting the energy around, so it makes sense that the body would fight this…I think fear of change is hard wired into us and it’s up to us to upgrade the wiring to allow change to happen…he then worked on the legs, getting the toes, ankles, knees and then hips…he said I would be sore tomorrow and probably the day after…he finished the session by cracking my back…that definitely released some garbage…I go to see him again on Thursday…I’ll keep you posted.

After I was done at Miguel’s, I drove over to Tito’s place, parked in front and shouted up to him…no reply, so I went to Costa Azul, also in San Pancho, to let my friends know I was staying…I had told them I was leaving and would let them know if I decided to stay. I was there about 15 minutes and then went back to Cafe Arte to see if Tito was back…he was…he and Cecilia were at the soccer field “trotting around the field” as she put it. I talked to Tito in front of Cafe Arte as he prepared to open by sweeping the sidewalk and the street in front…he was whistling and sweeping, sometimes looking up to see what made the noise he just heard and the whole while sweeping…forehand, then back hand, back and forth, then going back to give the same piece of ground a second pass…it was so carefree and matter of fact as if his sweeping were saying, “Yes, this is what I do every morning, but I have to and I like it”…it was very nice to watch…being a bit stoned from Miguel’s session probably helped with that, but it was still nice just the same…did I mention Tito and I have the same birthday? He and I are soul brothers I think…he’s Chilean and his Engrish is about good as my Spanish (I’m getting better though)…he always seems to be happy and content with his life…after all, he is El Padrino de San Pancho…he started calling me San Oleever (I spelled it that way so you might understand how he pronounces my name) for some reason…not sure why…I’ll take it as a good thing though.

Cecilia was upstairs and she called Esther, who was going to show us a couple houses…Tito was my translator/negotiator…the first house, literally a stone’s throw away from Cafe Arte, was a 3 bedroom, split level house with a gated driveway and AIR CONDITIONING…newly remodeled, internet, Satellite TV and an ocean view from the huge balcony overlooking the backyard…the beach is 30 seconds away…$9,000 pesos a month; that comes to roughly $731 and change a month…the second house, not nearly as nice, so I won’t even bother going into it. Besides, the first house, Casa Oly, and I, bonded as soon as I walked in…I’m signing a 1 year lease this Wednesday! I’m stoked…my main objective…well, I had two main objectives, the first to see if I could work down here, the second, to see if I could find a nice place to live…both objectives achieved…now I just have to figure out all the logistics and I’ll be speaking Spanish in no time! 🙂

No Vemos!

Update: August 13th, 2011

In my previous update I said the place I went to in San Pancho was called Pepito’s…my apologies to Jeremy, the owner of Panchito’s…and the name of the taco stand is Baja Takeria (yes, they spell it with a K), owned by Jerry…different guy, not Jeremy…

This morning I was a bit hung-over…Sayulita is a drinkin’ kind of town…no me gusta…I went to Cafe El Espresso for breakfast and also to see mi mujeres favorito en Sayulita…Lupe, Cece, y Teresa…the hangover persisted even after eating, so I walked down to the beach and sat down at Breakfast (yeah, it’s called Breakfast) and got a damn good Bloody Mary…actually, I got two…the pic is of the “bar” on the beach…it’s made from an old boat…el cantinero es Lupe…he’s a nice kid…unfortunately, the two bloody mary’s didn’t do what I had hoped…time for a siesta…now I understand why they have siestas in Latin countries.
I walked back up to the house, stripped down, got in the shower, and went to bed for a couple hours. I needed to get up at 5 mañana time to meet Tito (El Padrino de San Pancho) so he could bring me around San Pancho to look at some houses for rent. We got in my car with his friend Beto, and started looking around…Tito didn’t remember the places like he thought he did…so we went back to Cafe Arte, his joint, where he got a list that he got from another friend Gino…he got back in the car with the list and 3 Dos Equis Lagers…we proceeded to find the first place on the list…it was really cool…2 bedroom, the master bedroom had A.C.!!!, it was on the second floor and had this really cool open air kitchen that overlooked the back yard…$6,000 pesos a month, which as of my writing this is: 6,000.00 MXN = 487.527 USD! I think I can swing that!

We went back to Cafe Arte and when we got there, there was an older couple that had just arrived and were friends with Humberto(Tito) and his wife Cecilia…their names were Miguel and Heather…turns out Miguel is a Holistic healer and his wife/girlfriend (I’m not sure which) had severe pain in her shoulder at some time from an accident and was on Oxycontin for the pain…he got rid of her pain and the Oxycontin…I’m looking at more places mañana with Tito, also in the morning, before that, I’m going to see Miguel for my arm…this trip could turn out to be one of the best of my life!! I was going to leave the day before yesterday, but my gut was SCREAMING NOOOOOO…every time I’ve ignored my gut, something bad has happened…now because I listened, I may have found a nice place to live, once and for all get rid of the pain in my arm, and I found Kristen’s Tamarindo candy!! If I had kept driving, I’d be back in LA right now in my beautiful air conditioned loft (I miss air conditioning soooo much!), not having achieved my objective for coming to Mexico, I’d still be popping Vicodin like candy and Kristen wouldn’t have her Tamarindo!

It’s raining right now, there’s thunder and lightning, as there has been every night since I’ve been here, the cicadas are chirping outside y tengo mucho sueno…hasta la proxima vez…

p.s. The Iguana was gone this morning!

Update: August 12th, 2011

I had Huevos Divorciados this morning at Cafe El Espresso Sayulita, it was a beautiful day so I decided to go up the hill and get my laptop and go back down, sponge off their WiFi and work from there…right before I got to my place, I saw that someone had left a dead Iguana next to a pile of what looked like dog food…I guess hoping that some stray would jump at the chance to get fresh meat…I felt bad for the little guy…not sure if he was killed for that purpose, or maybe just died naturally and someone found it and put it out so it wouldn’t go to waste…I didn’t notice if it was there or not when I came home just now!?

Speaking of food…it’s Taco night tonight and tomorrow night at Panchito’s in San Pancho…I went there last Saturday night on the recommendation of a friend…one of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot!! There is a little taco stand that is closed for the low season, but worked out a deal with Panchito’s to do Taco Night on Fridays and Saturdays…I LOVE when people think outside the box and invent new ways to make income when everyone else just sits on their ass goes along with the “Low Season”…I wish I could remember the name of the owner of the taco stand…he deserves recognition…next post with pictures…speaking of Tacos…my little neighbor, “Taco”, is crowing right now telling me it’s time for tacos.
Nos Vemos!

Update: August 11th, 2011

I was going to come home today, number one, because the internet was knocked out by a rain storm about 5 days ago…so I had no internet access at home…I actually packed up, turned in the keys to the place, said good bye to my friends down here and hit the road with Weetas hiding in her litter box again…this time I got it on video.

I got about 10 miles away and pulled over because I really didn’t want to leave yet, I still have about 3 weeks left in the house, and I just didn’t want to leave…so I’m sitting on the side of the road thinking about everything and then called the girls at Primavera Rentals to see if USB internet sticks were used in the area, after I got off the phone with them, they were going to check for me and call back…I just turned around and went back, when I got back to Primavera Rentals, Virginia was on the phone with TelCel getting all the information I needed, so I got the keys to the house, unloaded the car and brought Weetas upstairs and then took off for Puerto Vallarta to buy one of those USB sticks…I have one from Verizon, but that would have cost me a fortune to use. I got one for $299 pesos, which is roughly $30 and it came with one month of free internet…perfect! When I got back to the house, the internet was back up, so now I have a back up in case another rain storm knocks out the internet again!

Another reason I wanted to leave is because I think for the first time in my life…EVER, I was a bit homesick!! I really love where I live in Los Angeles right now…so we’ll see how that plays out! Now maybe I’ll find a place to live down here that I love equally as much for long term?? By place to love I mean house…I already love the town.
Here are a few more pics:

I was having breakfast the other morning and took this of the main plaza downtown.

I was checking out the town when I first got here and saw the coloring caused by the sunset and rain clouds and thought it looked beautiful.

If you go all the way down the main street in San Pancho, just past Cafe Arte, it dead ends at the beach…everyone goes down there to catch the sunsets. There’s also a little bar/restaurant right there. My friend Amber is watching the sun take a dip.

One Of My Neighbors, I’ve affectionately named him Taco…there’s a whole bunch of them that hang out on my front lawn under a bush.

Update: August 8th, 2011

The drive was AWESOME! Long but awesome…and contrary to what the media would have you believe, trouble free! The only trouble I had was when I reached Mazatlan and was making a left turn at a light…the light was yellow when I was in the middle of the intersection with cars behind me still making the turn, a cop saw my California plate and decided to shake me down…now, I know I did nothing wrong and he offered to go the station to straighten it out, which is what you should do in a case like this…had I called his bluff, he would have let me go…it was getting late and I needed to reach my next destination before dark, and I had my cat, Weetas in the car who was hiding in her litter box

Weetas Hiding On The Way To Mexico in Her Litter Box

So Herman the cop said we could take care of it here for 800 pesos, to which I said: “no way”…If offered him $500 pesos, which is worth roughly $50. If it were earlier in the day and I didn’t have Weetas, I probably would have gone to the station…it’s funny…one of the phrases I memorized before driving down was: “Llévame a la estación de policía”, which means: “Take me to the police station”…I wish I could have used it.

It happened another time in Sayulita…I had already been there about a week and was on my way to San Pancho, I was making a left turn again, only this time, there was a speed bump at the turn and it was on a small incline, so the combination of the incline, left turn and speed bump made my front tires screech…I have front wheel drive so that happens often. There was a motorcycle cop hanging out under a tree on the right…he signaled me to pull over. he thought I was peeling out and when I told him why it really happened, he was hemming and hawing…said he was going to give me a ticket, I said: “FOR WHAT, SCREECHING MY TIRES!?” To which he replied: “Yes”, to which I then said: “It’s not illegal to screech your tires”…he had no reply…he was just mumbling and looking around waiting for me to offer him some money…the whole time, I never broke eye contact with the guy…he looked away several times, so I knew I had him there, because he knew what he was doing was wrong…I can hear some of you now…”Are you crazy? just give the guy some money” Fuck that! I already got shook down once on this trip.

I did learn a lesson from both of those incidents…never carry big bills in your wallet while driving down or around Mexico…when I pulled my money clip out to see what I wanted to give the “cop” in Mazatlan, the first bill was $500 pesos and he saw it…the other thing is never break eye contact with the cop, he’ll think your nervous and guilty…I would say also, you should go with your gut feeling on that one, because if you run into a douche bag cop, he may take it as a challenge. Keep the big bills separate, or keep your “bribe money” in a completely different spot on your person or in your car, so when you whip it out to show the cop how much you have, it’ll be small bills only.

So I rented a house in Sayulita, Mexico for the month of August and I’m driving down. Sayulita is about 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta…when I tell people I’m driving to Mexico, the first thing out of their mouths is “Ooh Be careful”, or more recently: “You’re either really adventurous or crazy…”.

It’s kind of funny but more sad to see how brainwashed people really are by the media…I’ve had people say things like that to me who have NEVER even been to Mexico and only know what some asshole on TV or the radio wants them to believe!!

Personally, I think the media is taking part in the US government’s plan to destroy Mexico’s economy by eliminating their tourism by using fear tactics…much like G. Dubya used when he was in office and trying to get re-elected. Scare the people and you have them in the palm of your hands!!

Why would the US want to destroy their economy you ask? Because then they can swoop in like a knight in tarnished armor and save the day…and all they’ll want in return is their oil. I was just in Mexico at the beginning of May this year and gas is cheaper there than here!

It doesn’t really matter anyway…we’re going to have the North American Union soon! They’re all up at the Bohemian Grove up north deciding our fates right now!! So instead of USA, it’ll be NAU…I wonder what our new flag will look like?? We’ll have to combine our flag with a maple leaf and an eagle…maybe they’ll have a contest??

Anyway…I’m driving to Sayulita, Mexico for the month of August and will be documenting the whole drive down and my stay down there and then the drive back…stay tuned!

p.s. The pics in this post were taken when I was in Sayulita and San Pancho in May, 2011.

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StremRayCams Inc Ripping People Off?

Recently my bank account was overdrawn and when I logged into my account online I saw why…some asshole had obtained my debit card number illegally or StremRayCams is in the habit of obtaining credit card numbers illegally and racking up charges on them…who’s to say?

I did a little research online and saw that this has happened to a lot of people, which lead me to believe that StremRayCams are the ones doing it…but I would expect that from a corporation based out of Nevada!

If this has happened to you…if you’re reading this it probably has, you can call them here: STREAMRAY INC 702-434-0599, they also gave this number when I called: 610-757-2615…this number was listed on my bank statement online: STREAMRAYCAMS 610-757-1924. StreamRay probably isn’t doing it but I wouldn’t put it past them. The porn industry is full of douchebags that care about one thing, MONEY; and how to get it from you.

I worked in the porn industry right out of college as a webmaster for a company that had 400 porn sites…the job placement office at my school got me the job there! Ha, higher education at it’s finest…my point for bringing this up is that the porn industry is greedy…my boss was always looking for ways to sneakily get people’s money. On the sign up forms for the sites, there was a little check box that was checked by default and if you didn’t un-check it, you would be signed up for a couple other sites besides the one you originally were signing up for…so you would get charged 3 times as much…the thing is, they would get away with it a lot because people were too embarrassed to call and complain.

Don’t be embarrassed about getting ripped off…people like that are SCUMBAGS, you can’t let them get away with it…on top of that, the people that you’re calling don’t care that you joined a porn site, they work in porn…they already have your personal information because you used a credit card.

I can see if people that get ripped off the way I did are a bit embarrassed to call…but don’t be…if you get ripped off, stand up for yourself!!!

If this sort of thing ever happens to you ALWAYS REPORT IT!!! Here is the FBI’s Internet Crime website: www.ic3.gov

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