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Random Lunacy Hobo Movie

Random Lunacy Hobo Movie
Bob L. sent me a great link to a film about a man who has traveled the planet with his family, I believe his name is Poppa Neutrino. Thank Bob, I appreciate these types of links, it is hard to understand what is happening inside the USA from outside the USA.

“Poppa Neutrino has all the characteristics of a man who could have built a fortune," asserts The New Yorker's Alec Wilkinson, who is featured in RANDOM LUNACY. Yet the radically itinerant Neutrino's belief that "rent is the thing that beats us," caused him instead to choose a homeless existence for himself and his family.

PoppaNeutrino.com

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Friday, January 23, 2009
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Addicted to Eating Cinnamon

Addicted to Eating Cinnamon
I walked up to the receptionist in the Hostal Arequipa here in Pucallpa, Peru. I offered Charlo a piece of cinnamon, and she said,
“you are eating wood.”

I looked at her, a stunned look on my face, took a moment to realign my brain and said,
“Si, correcto.”
“Yes, you are correct.”

In my mind, Cinnamon is this powder I put on the top of whip cream on my coffee. It is cinnamon cookies, what right does she have to clarify my misinterpret understanding of Cinnamon.

Cinnamon comes in small can.

I am not eating wood … am I?

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Friday, January 23, 2009
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I enjoy munching on these sticks of Cinnamon sold in most countries I visit in the Tropics.



This is a bag of Cinnamon wood, ok, I will admit it, and I am addicted to eating wood.

What do the people who put this in cans do, grind it up into powder and then we sprinkle wood on the top of the whip cream of my coffee.

Food, - Agro-Tourism, - Restaurants

Addicted to Eating Cinnamon


Removing Political Correctness from Constitution

Removing Political Correctness from Constitution

NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION

I received this email today from a friend, I live outside the USA, I am proud of my country, then other times I have great shame. I live in developing countries where people still take responsibility for their lives. I like it this way, it truly makes life simple when my only responsibility is to be the best person I can be, not to make your life great.

The opinion of the world is the American people are wimps, and complain about everything.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Friday, January 23, 2009
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The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA.

NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes . (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)
ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!)

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE IX: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (Lastly....)

ARTICLE X: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!

If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States speak out because if you do not, who will?



Removing Political Correctness from Constitution


Customize Clothes Travel Tip

Customize Clothes Travel Tip
I took three pairs of very long shorts to the tailors yesterday to have shortened. It cost me three USA Dollars to have my shorts altered to the fashion I like, not the rest of the world.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Friday, January 23, 2009
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The current fashion in the world is to have shorts that go down below the knee and hand low in the crotch. I have no desire to participate in this trend, and decided yesterday that it was time to change.

I wear shorts to allow me live cool and comfortable in the tropics. Wearing too many clothes in hot tropical countries can be uncomfortable, therefore I had my altered.

Would you like you clothes to be truly special, this become possible if you travel in the developing countries where the earn 10 dollars per day.

World Clothing, - Fashion, - Culture

Customize Clothes Travel Tip


Making Guitars in Pucallpa Peru

Making Guitars in Pucallpa Peru
The best experiences in travel happen by accident, however best if you wander around in small cities to help them appear.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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The guitar cost about 300 Soles without any negotiations, this business card has the address. He has two businesses here in Pucallpa; they are in the same location.

Music

Making Guitars in Pucallpa Peru


Mac versus PC Travel Tip

Mac versus PC Travel Tip
Which computer is better for a traveler, the Macintosh or the PC? This question is similar to asking…

Which car is better Ford or Mercedes for Travelers?

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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If I were traveling by car around the USA, I would want a Ford.
If I was traveling by car around Europe, I would like a Mercedes.
If I was traveling by car around Africa, maybe a Renault.

I would choose a car that I could be repaired easily.

A computer is the same; I chose my Hewlett Packard PC computer because I can have warranty or maintenance work done easy. I want to be part of the crowd; I do not want my computer to be unique. I see PC computers daily, I rarely see a Mac computer, just that fact alone makes up my mind, and it is scary to think about Macs.

I have never seen an internet café full of Macs in 10 years of perpetual travel.

Are Macs and PC compatible, can I interchange software programs? I do not know, and truthfully I do not care, just is not important to me, however if you have coworkers this may be important.

All the programs I use my laptop are compatible with the computer in the local internet café here in Pucallpa, Peru where I am presently located?

Are all the programs for Mac compatible with the PC computers in the internet cafes here in Peru?

The cost of having WIFI internet in my room doubles or triples the cost of rooms. If the Mac user needs an internet connection to be compatible, he or she is going to pay more for rooms.

I have a business, I pay about 10-15 dollars per day for internet in my room, if I did not need an internet connection, then I would be paying five.

The bottom line is this, 99.99 percent of you are taking your computer on a vacation, so this travel tip is irrelevant…

In addition, you are not going to take your car to Africa.

Buy what you like, and be happy.

Computer, - Mobile Office

Mac versus PC Travel Tip


Nominations for Ugliest High Rise Hotels

Nominations for Ugliest High Rise Hotels
I am Nominating this Hotel in Panajachel, Guatemala for the ugliest high-rise Hotel on the planet. This hotel is only saved by the sheer splendor of the Lake Atitlan and surrounding mountains, anywhere else on the planet and it would be obvious.

There are many worn and torn high-rise Hotels on the planet, this one is just inherently ugly.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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This thought has been bouncing around on my mind for the last week, I normally only think of what is the most beautiful, however the thought finally surfaced.

This high-rise Hotel is my nomination for the ugliest Hotel on the planet.

Travel Awards, - Architecture, - Worst or Best

Nominations for Ugliest High Rise Hotels


Water Purification with 3 Pitchers

Water Purification with 3 Pitchers
Safe water to drink is a continuous problem, a person can only hope to optimize the quality of the water, you truly cannot avoid problematic water.

Here is a simple Travel Tip to help you have better than normal water for both drinking and brushing your teeth in your Hotel room.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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Here in the Photo you can see that I have a rotating lineup of water in 1.5-liter pitchers or measuring cups. I am drinking from pitcher number 1, then when empty I place it in the number 3 spot and boil it. And thereby rotating my water so I always have normal room temperature water to drink.

My strategy is to follow the examples of the locals in the country I am visiting. If the locals generally are drinking purified water, then I drink purified water, I mirror their way of living.

I was in Lima in the Pretty House Hostel and the women owner boiled the water for drinking. Therefore, I broke out my water boiling system and proceeded to follow her example, but with a small improvement, I do not like to drink hot water. She provide water for the guest, however often the water was warm, therefore I set up my own system, plus more convenient, there was no reason to go down stairs to retrieve the water.



I cover the water with a book or something convenient to keep debris from accidentally falling in the water and any curious insects.

In 10 years of travel, I have never found any system that stopped me from drinking the local water completely; I have only been able to optimize the quality of the water, in my opinion,

“All tourists drink the water, it is impossible to avoid.’

"It is not the drinking, it the cleaning of the dishes that is the problem."

(Check out how your favorite restaurant cleans the dishes, do they use purified water, or even hot water.)

Water is a major concern, however I am 50 times more worried about the food I eat, the water they use in preparation, how long the food has been in sitting before they cooked it.

I eat street food, where I can see it being cooked; I do not like to worry about what is happening in the kitchen, I know I am not in Indiana anymore. I know they will take old food and sell it to unsuspecting clients to avoid losing money.

Hot water that comes directly out of the faucet is the world greatest health advance in the last million years.

This system will allow you to learn how much water you drink per day and modulate for better health.



This is the best type because you can fully immerse in the water, easier to use and less change of burning it up as these cookers are required to be in water to use.

This is photo of the best water cooker on the planet, I can only purchase in La Paz, Bolivia. It is 220, yet works in 110 without a problem.

Water, - Food, - Health

Water Purification with 3 Pitchers