23. Lousy Scam

Scammer from Togo
Scammer from Togo

23. Lousy scam V.3.11.19

Scam?

Almost everybody nowadays receives lousy scam letters.

Very annoying. The digital thieves, e-robbers, pick-pockets in e-times.

Who are these people?

Thieves have always existed. But these are real cowards. They never show their true face. They are roaming and flying in the virtual internet space. If you get robbed in the street at least one could fight them and hit back. But these are authentic invisible cowards. Like mosquitos in the dark.

Scammer Togo
Scammer Togo

Modus operandi?

They always take some temporary, complicated and unusual email address that they abandon as soon if things get too hot. Usually they invent some dreary fairy tale about millions that they have in mind, saved especially for you, lucky you. Very annoying, horrible false stories and always the same style. So crippled that they themselves do not believe it.

Where are they located?

Difficult to know who they are or to track?

In a VPRO documentary on tv, filmed with a small and hidden film camera, they visited a few Northwest African countries. Where one could see many, many of these scammers working. Incredible, a whole swarm of scammers. Like a swarm of dengue mosquitos in the bush. Most in small shops, more so shacks with internet. Where they spent the whole lousy day. Inventing how to scam and rob globally via internet. With all kind of magical stories. Mainly $$ millions that they have saved especially for you, only you.

Where do they get your email?

I note that a lot of scammers first pry data on LinkedIn.

Some first set up a fake and void LinkedIn account. Without any verifiable background or study and work history. Followed by some lousy, curved and crippled story linked to your work and profile. These scammers then sent a short, fugitive message via LinkedIn. These are the so-called intellectual scammers. Mainly those weirdos that present themselves as a banker or financier.

Most others are kind of stupid, low education scammers. You can immediately tell from the crippled english they use, the number of typing errors. And the horrible and unbelievable financial fairy tales they write up.

Sometimes they are very resilient, though. And pop up again later. With a different funny name and email address. But with the same stupid message.

Maybe they should first take the time to read and study Harry Potter.

Or Ernest Hemingway. To learn how to compose a nice and short essay that everyone would buy…Or who knows, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the protagonist of Wonderful magical realism. And who knows even win the Nobel Prize literature. Awarded because of “ Outstanding Anthologies of Stupid Scam Letters “.

Others first pry my website?

When I see in my Google Analytics, and additional related Software that detects the IP of the sender, that a visitor from an African country has visited my site? Hm, hmmm, hmmm.

Most often.

Soon afterwards I can see scam coming in. As a rule of thumb.

Others and other places?

Lots of scammers like to invent and believe themselves that they are bankers or financiers, such as living in the Middle East. That they have a special deal for me. Especially for me. What a lucky guy. With some fake invented address in a luxury tower or mall in Dubai. This while they themselves are sitting in some lousy shack in the middle of nowhere.

Usually I recommend these high flying virtual bankers and financiers most seriously to fly in their private mini jet to Schiphol Airport. In their Gulfstream G650 of $65 million that they sure own.

So that we can have a F2F business meeting in the nearby WTC office.

But.

Never get an answer on this.

Normally I also solicit them to sent me copy of their passport, identity card, home phone number and phone numbers of 5 business persons that I could call to verify?

Never get an answer.

Just this intelligent Togo scammer on the photo. Most probably a stolen or fake passport and diploma.

From Brasil?

From his/her work email, maria.calil@goiasprev.go.gov.br, Goias state government.

Most iconic this one. From a government official. Taking his time to scam others from his office. From capital Brasilia, designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer.
With some fake chinese name and text in indonesian. Under fake name Wang Jianlin1, with text: Halo teman, Anda telah diberikan balasan donasi untuk lebih jelasnya. Translated, Hello friends, you have been given a donation reply for more details. (Ja ja jaaaa, much better, an invitation in indonesian to dance Samba on Copacabana beach…).
Should resent this email to president Bolsonaro.

Or to ex-president Lula. Just freed from prison where he was for corruption. Accepted e.g. his penthouse as a gift from some entrepreneur that got lucrative contracts during his government.

Curious?

I also got one from a Venezuela related person or maybe Venezuelan. Offering some vague and corrupt business deal, as he/she (?) claimed to have good and swift contacts in high echelons in the oil industry and government…

Sure, he/she has previously seen on LinkedIn and on my website that I lived and worked in Venezuela. So, let’s try if we can fish and catch this one. How stupid, que autentico cabron/cabrona. Who knows somewhere from a shack in Petare slums.

They themselves most probably are sitting in some poor shack. With a hungry stomach, probably without light, in ragged pants, a third-hand dirty T-shirt and worn-out slippers. Banging their poor brains to invent some wonderful Abrakadabra financial fairy tale.

Though?

Recently I even got a most interesting one from a well-known analyst from Merrill Lynch-Bank of America (Wealth Management and Financial Services) from NY.

Asking me for technical info and my opinion on an important well presently being drilled. Proposing inmediate phone meetings with his clients investors.

When I suggested that, as is my usual practice, to first sign a legal binding consultancy contract…he silently sneaked away and disappeared in the virtual space, never showed up again, till now.

Sometimes, from somewhere,  you get fake job offers with a most fabulous fake contract, so-called from a well known oil company. Normally with an email that resembles that of the firm, a stolen logo, slightly adapted and changed so that you do not note at first sight. But to proceed, you are kindly asked to first deposit money for your visa. Ha ha haaa, how clever, pay in advance.

From India?

Mostly scam and business offering to improve your website, SEO etc.

How to eradicate?  

Fortunately most of this mail goes automatically to the Spam box.

Others I just erase.

How to proceed? 

With those scam emails that do sneak in my normal inbox ?

Sometimes?

If I am in the mood, I answer most enthusiastic and inspired ?

By vomiting a boisterous river and plethora of the most horrible swearings, insults and curses that occurred and flashed-up to my poor brain during a special and magical moment of intense inspiration ?

Yes, indeed. A most memorable email I wrote after I had received a whole bunch of scam letters in just one day.

And ?

Resent this splendid email, sometimes up to several hundreds of times, with a copy to all the scam addresses and dearest Scammers that have written me through time.

Just click 100+ times on “Resent “.

Till the computer returns the message:

” Mailbox of receiver full, not able to deliver “.

Mailbox of the Scammers busted. How devine.

Accompanied by attached picture.

My ” Answer Macro letter “ is always ready in my ” Starred ” email box.

Waiting most patiently for other dear scammers, to be fired and used.

And to be resent some hundred+ times. Till their inbox is full and busted.
As well as those of the previous scammers that are always happily included as a cc, as a copy. To make sure they all get it, and scammers happy together.

This if I happen to have some spare time and a pro-active mood toward answering them.

Does this work?

Who knows.

Hopefully.

At least I busted their inbox.

And freaked them out for the moment being.

Scammers.
Scammers?
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    Kindly contact me for more details about this deal.

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    Mr.Rasheed Mustafa. (=….Ali Baba, Assalamualaikum, ha haa haaa, what a Camel, what a desert Donkey)

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  9. For sure, more to come…in this virtual Scam world…

22. Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 – Guyana v. Venezuela: Report ICJ (1/9/2018-31-7/2019)

ICJ
ICJ
22. Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela: Report ICJ (1/9/2018-31-7/2019)  V.31.10.19

Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the ICJ, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday on the occasion of the presentation of the Court’s Annual Report 2018-2019.

  1. The Annual Report of the Court:

https://www.icj-cij.org/files/annual-reports/2018-2019-en.pdf

2. The full text of the address of the President:

https://www.icj-cij.org/files/press-releases/0/000-20191030-STA-01-00-EN.pdf

3. https://mar-petroleumexplorationconsultant.com/25-guyana-files-an-application-against-venezuela/

 

12. Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela) – p44-46/69

207. On 29 March 2018, Guyana filed an Application instituting proceedings against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

208. In its Application, Guyana requested the Court “to confirm the legal validity and binding effect of the Award Regarding the Boundary between the Colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela, of 3 October 1899”. The Applicant claimed that the 1899 Award was “‘a full, perfect, and final settlement’ of all questions

44/69 (19-13600)

45/69

relating to determining the boundary line between the colony of British Guiana and Venezuela”.

209. Guyana asserted that between November 1900 and June 1904, a joint Anglo- Venezuelan Boundary Commission had “identified, demarcated and permanently fixed the boundary established by the … Award” before the signing of a Joint Declaration by the Commissioners on 10 January 1905 (referred to as “the 1905 Agreement”).

210. Guyana contended that, in 1962, for the first time, Venezuela had contested the Award as “arbitrary” and “null and void”. This, according to the Applicant, had led to the signing of the Agreement to resolve the controversy between Venezuela and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the frontier between Venezuela and British Guiana at Geneva on 17 February 1966, which “provided for recourse to a series of dispute settlement mechanisms to finally resolve the controversy”.

211. Guyana further submitted that the Geneva Agreement had authorized the United Nations Secretary-General to decide which appropriate dispute resolution mechanism to adopt for the peaceful settlement of the dispute, in accordance with Article 33 of the United Nations Charter. According to the Applicant:

“On 30 January 2018, … Secretary-General [H.E.] António Guterres determined that the good offices process had failed to achieve a peaceful settlement of the controversy. He then took a formal and binding decision, under Article IV, paragraph 2 of the Agreement, to choose a different means of settlement under Article 33 of the Charter. In identical letters to both Parties, he communicated the terms of his decision that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by the Geneva Agreement, the controversy shall be settled by recourse to the International Court of Justice.”

212. In its Application, filed “pursuant to the Secretary-General’s decision”, Guyana requested the Court to adjudge and declare that:

“(a) The 1899 Award [was] valid and binding upon Guyana and Venezuela, and the boundary established by that Award and the 1905 Agreement [was] valid and binding upon Guyana and Venezuela;

  1. (b)  Guyana enjoy[ed] full sovereignty over the territory between the Essequibo River and the boundary established by the 1899 Award and the 1905 Agreement, and Venezuela enjoy[ed] full sovereignty over the territory west of that boundary; Guyana and Venezuela [were] under an obligation to fully respect each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in accordance with the boundary established by the 1899 Award and the 1905 Agreement;
  2. (c)  Venezuela [had to] immediately withdraw from and cease its occupation of the eastern half of the Island of Ankoko, and each and every other territory which [was] recognized as Guyana’s sovereign territory in accordance with the 1899 Award and 1905 Agreement;
  3. (d)  Venezuela [had to] refrain from threatening or using force against any person and/or company licensed by Guyana or engage in economic or commercial activity in Guyanese territory as determined by the 1899 Award and 1905 Agreement, or in any maritime areas appurtenant to such territory over which Guyana ha[d] sovereignty or exercise[d] sovereign rights, and shall not interfere with any Guyanese or Guyanese-authorised activities in those areas;
  4. (e)  Venezuela [was] internationally responsible for violations of Guyana’s sovereignty and sovereign rights, and for all injuries suffered by Guyana as a consequence.”

46/69 (A/74/4)

213. By an Order dated 19 June 2018, the Court decided that the written pleadings in the case must first address the question of the jurisdiction of the Courtand fixed 19 November 2018 and 18 April 2019as the respective time-limits for the filing of a Memorial by Guyana and a Counter-Memorial by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

214. The Court took this decision following a meeting held on 18 June 2018 with representatives of the parties.

215. The Memorial of Guyana was filedwithin the time-limit thus fixed.

  • My own notes and musings, as a simple petroleum exploration geologist.

a) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela did not file a Counter-Memorial.

As they already previously indicated they do not consider that ICJ has the jurisdiction to rule and decide on this ” Controversy “.

So, what is ahead ?

All the time and money spent via ICJ was lost, for nothing ?

Who is going to decide ?

Who has jurisdiction ?

b) What would Hugo Grotius have  thought or said on this subject?

He was one of the first to formulate the international society doctrine.

As well as one of the first to define expressly the idea of one society of states, governed not by force or warfare.

But by actual laws and mutual agreement to enforce those laws.

c) Hugo Grotius, famous Dutch jurist: De Indis and Mare Liberum

Hugo Grotius - Delft -
Hugo Grotius – Delft, his native town. – He lived on Oude Langedijk, near to the Nieuwe Kerk. The house does not exist anymore. But was probably located in the area of this, my own, picture.

 

18. Gabriél García Marquez, Última Carta

18. Gabriél García Marquez, Última Carta después de Cien Años de Soledad

Gabriél García Marquez
Gabriél García Marquez
Preludio

Por aventurarme a leer Cien Años de Soledad quedé atrapado en Cien Años de GaboLectura.

Un peregrinaje con los ojos. Parecido al peregrinaje a Santiago de Compostela desde Roncesvalles ?

Total 127 185 palabras. Nueve horas de lectura, con una velocidad de 250 palabras por minuto. Cien Años de Felicidad.

Luego.

Contagiado felízmente por la GaboMania ?

Finales años setenta, Lugdunum Batavorum, o sea simplemente Leiden, Holanda. No, librería Kooyker en Breestraat no lo tenía. Amazon.com todavía estaba por ser inventado. Tocó viajar en tren a Amsterdam, librería Atheneum. La primera edición fue en Buenos Aires, 8000 libros en mayo 1967. Conseguí la edición 48, de diciembre 1976, en español. Actualmente ya tiene mas de 100 ediciones, 50 millones vendidos y traducidos en 50 lenguas.

La edición en ruso compré también ?

 En Los Tiempos del Socialismo. En los Tiempos de La Guerra Fría. En los Tiempos de Setenta y Cinco Años Comunismo. CCCP, 8 Novyy Arbat, Moscú 119019, una de sus avenidas icónicas. Kalinin Prospect se llamaba entonces.

Donde Moskovskiy Dom Knigi o Moscow House of Books, la gigantesca y mas famosa librería de Moscú. Un paraíso para bibliófilos. De veras. La mejor librería que había visitado. Sitio oficial donde se podía comprar también auténticos íconos históricos rusos.

Casualidad ?

 Buscando el libro en la descomunal Dom Knigi encontré y conversé con unos estudiantes de Colombia, radicados en Moscú. Ellos me indicaron donde encontrar la edición rusa.

Moscú y Siberia, por negocios petroleros, mayo 1992 ?

Tiempos de Glasnost y Perestroika, La Apertura y la Re-estructuración de Michael Gorbachov. El tan adorado comunismo casi hecho añicos. CCCP en vías de transmutarse al tan detestado capitalismo.

Finales de los setenta GGM se perfilaba firmemente como un importante escritor global. Fue inefugable, tenía que proseguir leyendo todos sus otros libros. Once novelas, doce cuentos y 22 no-ficciones. Mientras se fueran publicando, siempre entre los primeros en comprarlos.

Gratamente me motivó adicionalmente para visitar muchos sitios curiosos cuales fueron inspiración, escenario y el entorno de los relatos de GGM.

Caracas, Cuando era felíz  e indocumentado.

Paris, rue Cujas 16, hôtel de Flandres, ou il écrivit en 1956 ses romans Pas de lettre pour le colonel et La mala hora.

Cartagena, El amor en los tiempos del cólera.

Noreste de Colombia, territorio de numerosos de sus relatos. Valledupar con su Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata. La parranda del siglo, la máxima fiesta de la cultura folclórica popular que se celebra todos los años a finales de abril. Donde se reúnen los mejores compositores e intérpretes de los diferentes aires del vallenato, el merengue, la puya, el paseo y el son.

” Cien años de soledad no es más que un intento por escribir un vallenato de 450 páginas “, 

indicó GGM en una entrevista. Tremendo vallenato es ese, que lo cuenta todo.

La saga de la familia Buendía y el rosario de historias de Macondo eran una forma escrita de contar lo que cantaban los juglares vallenatos al son del acordeón.

” Garcia Marquez elevó el vallenato a las alturas del mito cuando lo incorporó a Cien anos de soledad. Uno de sus entrañables personajes, Aureliano Segundo, se echa a perder por culpa del acordeón. Instrumento que su madre Ursula Iguarán considera propio de los vagabundos herederos de Francisco el Hombre.

Festival Vallenato, Valledupar
Festival Vallenato, Valledupar

Hipnotizado por las parrandas, el trago y las mujeres, abandona su hogar y a su esposa, la cachaca Fernanda del Carpio, y se marcha tras el eco de las cajas y guacharacas “(Daniel Samper Pizano, 17 abril 2014, El Tiempo).

Festival Vallenato, Valledupar
Festival Vallenato, Valledupar

” Caballero, permitame felicitarte “, lo dije durante la tremenda parranda espontánea que se armó en momentos de la cena en nuestro hotel mutuo. “ No soy experto en esta materia, pero simplemente escucho que usted es un acordeonista de clase exceptional.

Claro que si !

Soy el Rey de Reyes del Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata 2006, nos dijo con singular humildad y cortesía. Mucho gusto, un gran placer. Aquí te doy mi tarjeta. Desde ahora ustedes están invitados a todas mis parrandas y actuaciones durante este Festival “.

Hipnotizado por los 7 días de parrandas y por culpa del acordeón yo mismo casi me echo a perder y me marcho tras el eco de las cajas y guacharacas. En aquel imborrable Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata en Valledupar.

El único y primer músico de vallenato cachaco y del interior del país que se ha impuesto en Valledupar. Hoy en día es nuestro entrañable amigo.

Alberto Jamaica Larrota

                           https://youtu.be/LFAoFO6chfA

 Siempre se dijo que cuando GGM era pobre y desconocido, había cantado vallenatos en las calles de Paris. Como recurso para recoger algunos francos en los momentos mas duros de su estancia en Europa. Así lo relata su amigo de siempre Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza.

Atrapado estuve yo también para estudiar libros escritos sobre el y su obra.  Biografías, entrevistas, anécdotas, películas y programas televisivos.

 Aún me toca leer la tesis doctoral de Mario Vargas Llosa, 667 páginas sobre García Márquez: historia de un deicidio. Su amigo con quien tenía una particular amistad ? Hasta aquel gran disgusto en cual terminó para siempre la buena relación con su compadre.

” The infamous incident outside a cinema in Mexico City when MVL punched GGM in the face during their argument about Cuba.”

Cien Años de Soledad - Gabriél García Marquez
Cien Años de Solэdad – Gabriél García Marquez – Mi ejemplar. Esta portada no salió en la primera impresión, sino después en una que se le había comisionado al artista mexicano Vicente Rojo. Era una referencia al juego de dados que se llama ” Macondo “, como el pueblo de “Cien años de soledad”. Al empezar a recibir la edición, muchos libreros comenzaron a quejarse porque una “e” aparecía invertida. “Decían: ‘Me llegó la edición, pero con un problema, es que la ‘e’ está mal impresa”. Varios hasta llegaron a devolver ejemplares. Sin embargo, había sido una decisión de Rojo. Se empezó a vender de una manera que el propio García Márquez no entendía, que nadie entendía. Nota: actualmente la utilización de letras invertidas es muy común, para atraer la atención.

Cuando Garcia Marquez falleció en Ciudad Mexico ?

Este jueves 17 abril 2014 y después estuve en Colombia. Por la cual tuve la espléndida oportunidad y buena suerte de poder seguir durante varios días una extensa serie de programas, entrevistas, anécdotas inéditas hasta este momento y actos conmemorativas en la television, radio y prensa escrita. Pude palpar la influencia masiva que el tuvo en su país natal.

Fascinación por el realismo mágico de Gabriél García Marquez, tal como tantos otros 50 millones de lectores.

Lo siguiente aparentemente es la última carta de Gabriel García Márquez, escrito para todos sus amigos.

La Ultima Carta

Cuando Gabriel García Márquez se retira de la vida pública por padecer cáncer linfático, envió una carta de despedida a sus amigos, y gracias a internet está siendo difundida.

Es verdaderamente conmovedora; está escrita por él; uno de los latinoamericanos más brillantes de los últimos tiempos.

Dice así:

“ Si por un instante Dios se olvidara de que soy una marioneta de trapo y me regalara un trozo de vida, aprovecharía ese tiempo lo más que pudiera, posiblemente no diría todo lo que pienso, pero en definitiva pensaría todo lo que digo.

Daría valor a las cosas, no por lo que valen, sino por lo que significan.

Dormiría poco, soñaría más, entiendo que por cada minuto que cerramos los ojos, perdemos sesenta segundos de luz.

Andaría cuando los demás se detienen, despertaría cuando los demás duermen.

Si Dios me obsequiara un trozo de vida, vestiría sencillo, me tiraría de bruces al sol, dejando descubierto, no solamente mi cuerpo, sino mi alma.

A los hombres les probaría cuán equivocados están al pensar que dejan de enamorarse cuando envejecen, sin saber que envejecen cuando dejan de enamorarse.

A un niño le daría alas, pero le dejaría que él sólo aprendiese a volar.

A los viejos les enseñaría que la muerte no llega con la vejez, sino con el olvido.

Tantas cosas he aprendido de ustedes, los hombres…. 

He aprendido que todo el mundo quiere vivir en la cima de la montaña, sin saber que la verdadera felicidad está en la forma de subirla escarpada.

Me apartaría de los necios, los habladores, de las gentes con malas costumbres y actitudes.

Sería siempre honesto y mantendría llenas de amor y de atenciones a las personas a mi alrededor, siempre trataría de dar lo mejor…

He aprendido que cuando un recién nacido aprieta con su pequeño puño, por primera vez, el dedo de su padre, lo tiene atrapado por siempre.

He aprendido que un hombre sólo tiene derecho a mirar a otro hacia abajo, cuando ha de ayudarle a levantarse.

Son tantas cosas las que he podido aprender de ustedes, pero realmente de mucho no habrá de servir, porque cuando me guarden dentro de esa maleta, infelizmente me estaré muriendo.

Trata de decir siempre lo que sientes y haz siempre lo que piensas en lo más profundo de tu corazón.

Si supiera que hoy fuera la última vez que te voy a ver dormir, te abrazaría fuertemente y rezaría al Señor para poder ser el guardián de tu alma.

Si supiera que estos son los últimos minutos que te veo, te diría “Te Quiero” y no asumiría, tontamente, que ya lo sabes.

Siempre hay un mañana y la vida nos da siempre otra oportunidad para hacer las cosas bien, pero por si me equivoco y hoy es todo lo que nos queda, me gustaría decirte cuánto te quiero, que nunca te olvidaré.

El mañana no le está asegurado a nadie, joven o viejo. 

Hoy puede ser la última vez que veas a los que amas. 

Por eso no esperes más, hazlo hoy, ya que si mañana nunca llega, seguramente lamentarás el día que no tomaste tiempo para una sonrisa, un abrazo, un beso y que estuviste muy ocupado para concederles un último deseo.

Mantén a los que amas cerca de ti, diles al oído lo mucho que los necesitas, quiérelos y trátalos bien, toma tiempo para decirles, “lo siento”, “perdóname”, “por favor” , “gracias” y todas las palabras de amor que conoces.

Nadie te recordará por tus nobles pensamientos secretos. Pide al Señor la fuerza y sabiduría para expresarlos.

Finalmente, demuestra a tus amigos y seres queridos cuánto te importan.

*Gabriel García Márquez* “,

Pásalo a quién te importe, si no mañana será igual que ayer y les habrás privado de leer este texto lleno de sabiduría.

Dos canciones sobre Macondo:

https://youtu.be/Js8qOKCp5Pw

https://youtu.be/QONT5GJHt0Y

 

19. Climate and Sea level Changes

Nederland - 5500 B.C.
Nederland – 5500 B.C.
Nederland -1950
Nederland -1950

19. Climate and Sea level Changes

Linkedin post 15 August 2018

Explorer?

Discover.

Climate & Sea level Changes, The Netherlands.

1) 5500 BC:

(map from Ph.D. thesis dr. P. Vos, 2015).

” Pre-Hydrocarbon burning & CO2 emission time “.

Note:

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague? Still under construction by Mother Nature, in-statu-nascendi, being deposited and molded by mother Nature.

Laying, within others, the foundations for their most prosperous Future-17th Century- Golden Age-2-come.

Having to wait another 2000 years for the wheel to be invented, in Mesopotamia (=Iraq, Syria, Turkey).

2) Present:

Most happy,

” Syn-Hydrocarbon burning & CO2 emission time “.

Burned / produced 2000 billion Nm3 gas @2015, from Groningen super giant gas field?

= How many billion m3, CO2 emission?

Though, most fortunately,

€ 211 billion = Gas, State Share/Income @2010 (Anniversary 50 Groningen field).

Faites vos jeux, Mesdames et Messieurs.

Pre-, Syn-, or Post- ?

FYI:

” Yesterday is dead and gone

And tomorrow’s out of sight.

Help Me Make It Through The Night “.

https://youtu.be/ATrt1qUNUZI

17. Baseball Curaçao

17. Baseball Curaçao

Explorer?

Curaçao?
Baseball World Series Champions, of 2018 Senior League.
By Team Pariba from Curaçao, Little League.
Curacao in 2008 also won the Junior League World Series.

Furher, 10 best MLB players (out of 22+) from Curaçao, Aruba:
https://notanotherbaseballblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/the-ten-best-players-from-curacao-and-aruba-in-mlb-history/:

Hensley Meulens (bench/coach SF Giants),

Andrew Jones (Hall of Fame, Atlanta Braves 2016; youngest with home run in post season, 1996; youngest with 2 consecutive homeruns in very first 2 times at bat in World Series 1996),

Curaçao - Baseball 2018
Curaçao – Baseball 2018

Didi Gregorius (SS@NYY, replaced successfully legendary Derek Jeter),
Andrelton Simmons (SS; in first 3 years, already averaged Ozzie Smith, dWar defensive saber-metrics, best SS ever in ML),
Xander Bogaerts,
Kenley Jansen,
Jonathan Schoop,
Ozzie Albies etc.

Aruba, Curaçao Hotspot baseball talents?
Highest World Percentage score: Number-of-MLB-players/Population.
Higher than USA and surrounding really big baseball countries as Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo.

World Baseball Classics 2013 & 2017, 28 countries?
Team Netherlands (mainly players Curaçao, Aruba) won most of the big baseball brothers, blasted Cuba (…14-1 @7 innings).
Reaching semi-finals both times.

16. Red Beach

16. Red Beach

Explorer?

Discover? Red Beach in Îles de Groix, France.

Red Beach - Îles de Groix
Red Beach – Îles de Groix


A stunning beach and most interesting Hercynian belt, geological area (Bretagne & Normandy) that we fully enjoyed during our fieldwork.
(Long ago. Bretagne-Normandy excursion with prof. dr. E. den Tex, drs. H. Koning and André, Ray, Wilbert, Arie. Géologie, gastronomie, œnologie. Et menhirs, dolmen, cairn, cromlech…. le patrimoine néolithique de Carnac en Bretagne).

Red?

Mn and Mg-rich garnets: HP/HT (18 kbar/450 *C).
A garnet isograd, trending NNE–SSW, divides the island into two parts: with and without garnet to the east and west, respectively.
In the eastern part, P and T conditions are estimated as 16–18 kbar and 450 C from Mn and Mg-rich garnets.

Reference:
Kinematic records of subduction and exhumation in the Ile de Groix blueschists (Hercynian belt; Western France)
Melody Philippon*, Jean Pierre Brun, Fre ́de ́ric Gueydan Ge ́osciences Rennes UMR 6118 CNRS, Universite ́ de Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France;
Journal of Structural Geology 31 (2009) 1308–1321

Pls. visit if you have (make) the opportunity.
The ferry boats leave from the city of Lorient. Compagnie Océane, Gare maritime de Lorient (ferry terminal), 2, rue Gilles Gahinet – 56100 Lorient.

Sun bathing on HP/HT red garnets, dans la Douce France, mais oui, oui, certainement, bien sûr.
Bonne visite !

15. Geology in Art (1)

Venezuela, El Litoral, Galipán - J. Aponte, 1994 - Caracas
Venezuela, El Litoral, Galipán – J. Aponte, 1994 – Caracas

15. Geology in Art (1)

My Linkedin post 7th August 2018

Explorer? 

Discover?

Geology in Art: Venezuela, El Litoral:

Picacho Galipán y Macizo del Ávila desde Caraballeda.

Oil Painting, 1994. Impressionism style.

Artist: José Aponte (born 12 Sept. 1942),

Painter La Plaza de Los Pintores, Avenida Casanova, Caracas. Premio Nacional holder.

José Aponte before becoming a very successful autodidact painter and artist was a tough boxer.

Till the moment that he was knocked out of the ring by Mócho Hernández.

That propelled him to explore for a new and different exciting passion.

He lived for some time, accompanied by his mother, in Europe, Rome. When back in Venezuela he was assigned his own artist’s corner, along one of the main avenues in Caracas.

By Mr. Diego Arria, former governor of Caracas.

He made this painting on my request ?

It shows the really stunning and impressive mountain view of the wild Caribbean Mountain Chain.

As seen from the rugged coast and Caribbean seaside.

For explorationists additionally it exhibits and permeates the even so, most interesting dynamic geological and tectonic dimension, as described in:

the Geology of the area on the oil painting http://www.funvisis.gob.ve/old/archivos/pdf/ponencias/2001_FVISst_JAR.pdf

My own collection.

Beautiful landscape. Art and boxing. Hands that are delicate as they are fierce!

Simon,

Thanks for your sharp comment.

Yes, indeed.

That was one of the things that amazed me.

While we used to watch him painting, in the evening, in his own painter’s corner along the boulevard. That we often visited.

How is this possible?

With those same boxer’s hands, knuckles and fingers ?

To produce such beautiful pieces of art.

But.

Reason why I ventured to ask him to make this specific painting.

That certainly requires some inner boxing fury.

To express the dynamism and geotectonic fury that formed this coastal mountain range and landscape ?

Faults and transtensional, transpressional, compressional structures, mountains, the result of stresses produced during the large eastward translation of the Caribbean plate since the Paleocene…etc. etc. etc.

(…for geo-addicts…).

14. Baruch Spinoza etc. etc.

14. Baruch Spinoza etc. etc.

Baruch Spinoza or Benedictus de Spinosa is the most important philosopher of The Netherlands.

In tandem with Desiderius Erasmus who preceded him with a century.

They are in the same exclusive major league of philosophers. With Immanuel Kant, David Hume, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, René Descartes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau etc. etc.

Spinoza
Spécial Spinoza – Le Magazine Litteraire, nov.-dec. 2017

He lived his last 6 years in this house where he died, probably due to silicosis, a lung disease, at age 44 in 1677. It is located in the Netherlands, The Hague.

Close to the city centre and top three Kee Lun Palace, Fat Kee, Full Moon Dim Sum & Hot Pot in China Town, within others…

In this house he finished his famous work Ethica.

These are my own pictures, partly, and musings. Info is also taken from books, internet and Wikipedia.

Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (Latin: Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata), usually known as the Ethics, is a philosophical treatise written when just 32-33 years old. Between 1664 – 1665 and first published when about to die, in 1677.

I ventured to read and tried to understand this book as a student in Lugdunum Batavorum. Also bought several other Spinosa books (…as well as Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, the philosopher with the hammer). In Boekhandel De Slegte and Atheneum in Amsterdam.

No, not yet. No Amazon.com or Bol.com for easy and fast online acquisitions. Just slow. Take the train from Leiden, via Haarlem to Amsterdam where you stroll along the whole day.

No hurry, just slow and peacefull nostalgic living. Those were the days…

.

Groot Auditorium - Academiegebouw - Leiden
Groot Auditorium – Academiegebouw – Leiden

Regularly I attended additionally lectures on other famous philosophers. By the Philosophy Department in the main Groot-Auditorium with its alluring stained glasses. As well as interesting presentations and analysis of Shakespeare and The Bible. In the historical Academie Gebouw building of 1516. One was stimulated also to attend for free, extra-curricular subjects and discussions: ” Studium Generale “.

Spinoza
Spinoza

It is perhaps the most ambitious attempt to apply the method of Euclid in philosophy.

Spinoza puts forward a small number of definitions and axioms from which he attempts to derive hundreds of propositions and corollaries, such as

“When the Mind imagines its own lack of power, it is saddened by it”,

“A free man thinks of nothing less than of death”, and

“The human Mind cannot be absolutely destroyed with the Body, but something of it remains which is eternal.”

Baruch Spinoza - Sterfhuis
Baruch Spinoza – Sterfhuis – House where he lived the latest years of his life and died in 1677.

Baruch Spinoza (24 November 1632 in Amsterdam – 21 February 1677 in The Hague) was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Jewish origin. He is considered to be one of the great Rationalist philosophers of the 17th century. Other famous rationalists include Gottfried Leibniz and René Descartes.

Baruch Spinoza - Spinozahuis - Den Haag
Baruch Spinoza – Spinozahuis – Den Haag

Life

Spinoza’s ideas were not cherished by the Jewish community in Amsterdam of the time. He was excommunicated at age 24 in 1656.

Excommunication of Spinoza - by Samuel Hirszenberg, 1907
Excommunication of Spinoza – by Samuel Hirszenberg, 1907
Spinozahuis - Den Haag
Spinozahuis – Den Haag

Key ideas

An important idea in Spinoza’s philosophy is God and Nature, everything that exists, are the same thing. Opposing Dualism, Spinoza said that the body and the mind (soul) are two of God’s infinite attributes.

There is no good or evil in Nature, and that these words only have meanings for human beings. For a person, an event that leads to happiness is good, and an event that leads to suffering is bad.

Spinoza describes two (2) types of thoughts, or emotions:

  • When a person acts from his own nature, he is said to be Active. The more you understand your actions, the more active you become. Active emotions lead to happiness and an understanding of God, as well as to Freedom.
  • When a person is being influenced by another person, or a thing, he is said to be Passive.

The goal of every person is to intellectually love God (that is, understand Nature as much as humanly possible).

Baruch Spinosa
Baruch Spinosa

P.D. & Musings

Looking out from the window in the Spinoza House you see this street of my last photo.

Highly frequented by gents. In an elusive search to acquire a few minutes of undisclosed solitary happiness.

The big bang for their bucks?

Question?

I do not know if this famous street already existed in Spinosa’s time. If so, it would have been his window view to the outside world. Stepping out of his house for a break and stroll, when writing his famous Ethica, he would have walked straight into this boulevard of elusive and broken wet dreams.

How would the contents of his Ethica have then looked like?

If this lively street had already existed and had surrounded, immerged and assimilated him by then. Would he have included specific deep philosophical thoughts on this item ?

Similar to the effect the immersion had on Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa.

Toulouse de Lautrec
Toulouse de Lautrec

Known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century ?

Count Henry lived in Montmartre, a part of Paris that was famous for its bohemia people, artists, poets, philosophers and poor students. He was called “the soul of Montmartre”. And often visited the nightclubs such as the Moulin Rouge

Yes. This whole atmosphere inspired him to produce a candid tribute. A precious collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times. So often used for posters throughout time.

And Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) a 1907 cubist painting. It was inspired and represented five women in a brothel.

Similar to Gabriel García Marquez, GGM ?

Who lived in Cartagena as a poor, rookie journalist. And often sought and found refuge such as to pernoctate, in a cheap house of joy. Bread-and-breakfast-all-inclusive? A period that inspired him with many thoughts and themes as expressed in a sublimated and camouflated way in many different parts of his 35+ Nobel Prize works.

Even in GGM’s last, post prize 2009 novel ? A candid veiled tribute. Unveiled at age 82 ?

Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez

Also.

All immersed, influenced and literary inspired by this setting. Not again Charles Beaudelaire’s Parisian capo lavoro from 1857, Les Fleurs du mal. Or Big Sur, Henry Miller, with numerous. Neither Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, also with various, such as his Trilogía sucia de La Habana from 1999.

P.J. Gutiérrez
P.J. Gutiérrez

And ?

His reputation suffered after announcing to the New Yorker in 1994 that he had been “a great prostitute man” during his marriage to Patricia Hale, and declined further in 2008 after admitting to his biographer Patrick French a long-running affair with Margaret Gooding in which he was “very violent”.

V. Naipaul, Nobel Prize literature, 2001.

But.

Last but not least least. Absolutely. The infamous and famous L.A. wordsmith and barfly. The laureate of lowlife that wrote about the wild side of life, unpolished or mundane as it could be.

” When I came it was in the face of everything decent, white sperm dripping down over the heads and souls of my dead parents. If I had been born a woman I would certainly have been a prostitute. Since I had been born a man, I craved women constantly, the lower the better. And yet women, good women frightened me because they eventually wanted your soul, and what was left of mine, I wanted to keep.

Basically I craved prostitutes, base women, because they were deadly and hard and made no personal demands. Nothing was lost when they left. Yet at the same time I yearned for a gentle, good woman, despite the overwhelming price. Either way I was lost. A strong man would give up both. I wasn’t strong. So I continued to struggle with women, with the idea of women.”

Charles Bukowski.

P.J. Gutiérrez
Charles Bukowski

Fertile food for musings and speculations of philosophers and Spinosa specialists ?

Maybe, a Ph.D. thesis needed to unravel…: ” Baruch Spinoza and the influence of his red front street on Ethica “?

This street is one of the several ones in The Hague.

An unintentional, coincidentally candid tribute to Ethica and Baruch Spinoza ?

Street perpendicular to Spinoza House - Red Light District - The Hague
Street perpendicular to Spinoza House -This was/is the view from his window . When he was writing his Ethica. It is the Red Light District nowadays – The Hague.

A Red Light Street.

” But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

End of the Ethics by Benedict de Spinoza”.

Daydreamer - Near Spinoza house
Daydreamer – Elusively blowing ahead in his search and quest for happiness – Near Spinoza’s house.

FYI:

One click away and for nothing. For your free, leisure weekends. Alternatively also when you get bored?

During your long flight to Houston while sitting in your KLM Business Class chair?

During your regular stops while trailing the 777 km of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, starting in Roncesvalles, with your heavy backpack?

On the beach of Pirate Bay accompanied by a Cuba Libre with ron Diplomático and Orquesta Guayacán through your headphone?

After watching your favourite team loose 1-2 in Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia?

To unwind in a philosophical way:

Ethica, Benedictus Spinoza:

Kindle 715 KB & Images, 3640 virtual pages.

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/3800/pg3800.txt

Principes de plaîsir et de divertissement - Spinoza
Principes de plaîsir et de divertissement – Spinoza

14. Growth Promise Indicators World Ranking 2018

GPI 2018
GPI 2018

14. Growth Promise Indicators World Ranking 2018

Re: #kpmg2018 :

Explorer? Investor, Strategist, Business Developer, etc.?

The Netherlands, Land van Melk & Honing:

World Champion (…sorry, this is Not about soccer…nonetheless),

Rank 1 !

La Bella Italia dalla Dolce Vita 44
T&T 59
Colombia 86
Sranankondre 108
Guyana 127 (…rather low, even with black gold rush of Liza and much more to come etc.etc.) –
Venezuela 154

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South Sudan 181.

GPI 2018 - KPMG
GPI 2018 – KPMG
GPI KPMG 2018
GPI KPMG 2018

13. El Pirata: Torero con un solo ojo

3. Torero con solo un ojo: El Pirata - Tauromaquía.
3. Torero con solo un ojo: El Pirata – Tauromaquía.
A Porta Gayola
A Porta Gayola – Una de las figuras mas espectaculares y peligrosas del toreo. Un de mis favoritos. En la terminología taurina, se denomina porta gayola al lance en el que el torero espera al toro de rodillas enfrente de la puerta de toriles. Antes de que el animal salga al ruedo, y cuando se produce la embestida, la burla mediante el pase de capa conocido como larga cambiada afarolada. En el cual el capote sujeto únicamente con una mano, se sitúa por encima del diestro. Dirigiendo la parte del envés hacia el toro. El cual sale del encuentro por el lado contrario a la mano con la que el torero sujeta la capa. Esta suerte es muy espectacular, pero también peligrosa. Pues el animal puede salir deslumbrado a la plaza y arrollar o cornear al torero sin obedecer al engaño. El término procede del portugués porta que significa puerta y gaiola que es chiquero o jaula. Literalmente significa, por lo tanto, puerta de chiquero.123

13. El Pirata: Torero con un solo ojo.  Tauromaquía.

This post is only for bullfight fans. If you hate bullfighting? Fully understood. But very sorry, then better please turn instantly away from this post for your own convenience. Thank you in advance.

“ El toreo es un arte misterioso, mitad vicio y mitad ballet.

Es un mundo abigarrado, caricaturesco, vivísimo y entrañable el que vivimos los que, un día soñamos con ser toreros.                                                                                                                                                                 Camilo José Cela”

La fiesta de los toros es para héroes, extraterrestres, seres de otra galaxia, extraños incomprendidos en una sociedad que pierde valores a borbotones y trata de esconder sus miserias en lo socialmente correcto, tan lejano, tantas veces, de la realidad del ser humano.

Una fiesta de locos y para locos; de unos locos llamados toreros, dispuestos a entregar su vida por una ilusión; y para una gente envenenada por la emoción que desprende el espectáculo en el ruedo.

" Torero R - 1996 " - 1
” Torero R – 1996 ” – 1 – Ronda se considera una de las cunas de la tauromaquia moderna, surgida en el Siglo XVIII.

F.Y.I.: 

” Quiero ser torero, papa “, me solto de repente.

Soñó por mucho tiempo ser torero, desde que tenia 10 añitos. Relampagueado, pasmado e infectado con el virus del toreo despues de nosotros visitar La Plaza de Toros de Ronda y su museo taurino. Estudió y practicaba religiosamente todas las figuras taurinas por mucho tiempo. Con los videos taurinos que Conchita obligatoriamente nos compraba y traia desde Madrid.

Como parte de su aprendizaje y para hacerlo mas real, yo tenia que funcionar de toro taurino con cuernos, representados por las 2 patas de una silla vieja, cual llevaba por delante.

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/04/20/actualidad/1524238771_744594.html

" Torero R - 1996 - Ronda " 2
” Torero R – 1996 – Ronda ” 2 – El auge del toreo llevó a la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda a erigir su famosa plaza, obra que se atribuye a Martín de Aldehuela, el mismo arquitecto del grandioso Puente Nuevo sobre el Tajo de Ronda.

La Plaza de toros de Ronda es de propiedad privada, pertenece a la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda. Es una de las más bellas y antiguas del mundo por su arquitectura y su singular construcción”.

" Torero R - 1996 - Ronda " 3
” Torero R – 1996 – < Ultimo tercio: el Torero de muleta y la estocada >- Ronda ” 3 – La construcción de esta plaza duró seis años y fue inaugurada en 1785, con una corrida de toros en la que actuaron Pedro Romero y Pepe Illo. En su Museo de la Tauromaquia
se puede disfrutar de forma didáctica, los orígenes y evolución del arte de la tauromaquia, desde las funciones reales del toreo caballeresco a la importancia de Ronda y sus dinastías de toreros en la historia de la fiesta taurina.

Torero ?

El Pirata es uno de nuestros gran favoritos. Siempre despierta muchísimas emociones en el ruedo. Por su valentía, por su estilo típico, directo, atrevido y sin complicaciones de torear.

Juan José Padilla.

Re. video: Tendido Cero, TVE, 20 mayo 2018.

IMG_5687 – Torero – Juan Jose Padilla – Linares

Juan José Padilla (Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, 23 de mayo de 1973), conocido artísticamente como el «Ciclon de Jerez», es un torero español que se destaca en la lidia de toros procedentes de ganaderías «duras» como Miura.1

El 7 de octubre de 2011, Padilla sufrió una gravísima cogida en la cara que le afectó directamente al ojo izquierdo al banderillear al cuarto toro de la tarde en el coso de la Misericordia de Zaragoza.8

Tras la cornada del 7 de octubre en Zaragoza declaró que volvería a vestirse de luces el 4 de marzo en Olivenza (Badajoz),9​ de donde saldría con dos orejas por la puerta grande después de firmar una faena notable.10

” ¿Cuándo supo que podía regresar?

Cuando decidí matar a dos hermanos de Marqués, el toro que me cogió, ante mi familia y mi círculo. Llamé a la ganadería de Ana Romero y quise torear un par de la misma camada. Para ahuyentar fantasmas, con el mismo traje de luces.”

Tauromaquia
Tauromaquia

Tras su grave cogida en Zaragoza (tras la que perdió un ojo, obligándole a llevar un parche) es conocido como «El torero pirata» o el «Pirata» Padilla, siendo recibido en plena feria de Pamplona con banderas piratas en su honor.2

Él es un amigo y primer profesor del toreo del autor taurino y torero practicó Inglés Alexander Fiske-Harrison

También participó en el videoclip de su amigo El barrio Canción: De lobo a cordero.3

En 2017 anunció su retirada al año siguiente, coincidiendo con el 25 aniversario como matador.4

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/08/02/actualidad/1533230837_897310.html

 

" Torero R - 1996 - Ronda " 4
” Torero R – 1996 – Ronda ” 4 – Saltar la Barrera hacia el Burladero.- Fue precisamente Antonio Ordóñez quien en 1954 creó la mundialmente conocida corrida goyesca, donde el exorno y la vestimenta nos trasladan a la época del pintor Goya. Tuvimos la oportunidad de asistir y disfrutar de a una corrida goyesca, como festividad de Sábado Santo, en el famoso ruedo y cos hexagonal de la localidad ciudadrealeña de Almadén.
" Torero R - 1996 - Ronda " 6
” Torero R – 1996 – Ronda 6 – Mi propio dibujo del famoso Paquirri, mi torero favorito “. – Cayetano Ordóñez y su hijo Antonio Ordóñez despertaron, por su manera de concebir el toreo, el interés de personajes tan ilustres como Orson Wells y Ernest Hemingway.

Pasodobles Taurinos fabulosos y famosos, para entrar de lleno en el ambiente excitante de la corrida de toros y de la fiesta en el ruedo.

Tal como durante las fiestas taurinas de San Isidro en La Ventas de Madrid.

Escuchen por ejemplo estos dos discos abajo, en Youtube.

Salu2, que lo disfrutan.

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” Torero R – 1996 – Ronda ” 7. – La imagen histórica no sólo se corresponde con sus orígenes dieciochescos, sino que la plaza también ha incorporado iconos durante el siglo XX como los hermanos Cayetano y Antonio Ordóñez, Orson Welles o Ernest Hemingway.

Oléeeeee.

My own torero oil painting - Torero R.A.P. - 2006 - 1
My own torero oil painting – Torero R.A.P.  Esperando al toro con “Lance a pies juntos “- 2006 – 1

Oleeeee…

My own torero oil painting - Torero R.A.P. - 2006 - 2
My own torero oil painting, con capa ” Romero ” – Iniciando a prepararse para el lance ” La Veronica “.- Torero R.A.P. – 2006 – 2

Oléééé, Toro…

Bailemos por favor primero juntos un paso doble…

Luego la suerte. Buena  o mala…

Para ambos…

Artículo:El último día de Monolete:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/08/27/actualidad/1535376595_474975.html