Friday, January 17, 2020

Jenniffer Gonzalez y Wanda Vazquez le Mienten al Pueblo Puertorriqueño



Si usted es de los muchos puertorriqueños que solo lee las noticias locales de Puerto Rico, habras escuchado a la gobernadora Wanda Vazquez, y la comisionada residente en Washington, Jenniffer Gonzalez, besarle el trasero a el presidente Trump por ayer firmar una declaracion de desastre mayor para Puerto Rico.




Lo que Jenniffer Gonzalez y Wanda Vazquez no le dicen al pueblo, o no les conviene decir, es que una gran parte de ese dinero, casi $16 billones, son parte de los $20 billones que el Congreso de Estados Unidos habia asignado en respuesta a la recuperacion del desastre de los dos huracanes que azotaron la isla en el 2017. Han pasado tres años despues de los huracanes del 2017, y ahora finalmente bajo presion de la prensa en Estados Unidos, el gobierno americano decide aprobar parte de el dinero.

Como todo esclavo que vive agradecido de su amo, Jenniffer Gonzalez y Wanda Vazquez celebran la noticia como si el gobierno de Estados Unidos estuviera haciendole un favor a nuestra isla. No mencionan que ese dinero fue aprobado hace mas de doce meses, y se supone fuera enviado a la isla en septiembre del 2019.

El periodico el New York Times hace un par de dias publico que la administracion del presidente Trump, puso restricciones a la ayuda de emergencia que estaria finalmente brindando a Puerto Rico. El gobierno de Puerto Rico esta prohibido de pagar salario minimo de $15 dolares la hora a sus empleados federales, y tampoco puede utilizar el dinero para reparar la infraestructura de la red electrica.

Jenniffer Gonzalez y Wanda Vazquez sufren el sindrome del esclavo satisfecho. Son dos seres anestesiados, el tipico puertorriqueño asimilado que agradece los latigazos de su amo.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

La Tierra Sigue Temblando en Puerto Rico


En enero 12, 2010, un terremoto de la magnitud de 7.0 en la escala sismologica de Richter destrozo a Haiti. Un cuarto de millon de vidas perdidas, cientos de miles de personas heridas. Casi dos millones de Haitianos forzados a vivir en refugios o campamentos improvisados.

Usted, amigo lector, pensaria que en Puerto Rico, viviendo tan cerca de Haiti, aprendieron una importante leccion de como estar preparado hacia ese tipo de tragedia. Los acontecimientos de los ultimos dias indican que la realidad es que no aprendieron nada.

Mientras la isla tiembla todos los dias, el gobierno declara que todavia no ha completado su Plan de Terremotos. En otras palabras, acaban de admitir que no tienen listo el documento que "detalla como se responderia a una situacion de emergencia, y los pasos a seguir para garantizar las operaciones del gobierno". Y todo esto sin mencionar que la gran mayoria de sirenas de tsunami no trabajan en Puerto Rico.

Esto es una incompetencia total.

Esta madrugada, 7 de enero del 2020, se registro un terremoto de 6.6 en el sur de Puerto Rico. Este es el segundo terremoto que se registra en la isla en menos de 24 horas. Ayer, un sismo de 5.8 sacudió el area sur. No hay luz en toda la isla.

A diez años del aniversario del desvastador terremoto de Haiti, Puerto Rico no tiene un plan de terremotos. El unico plan que siempre esta listo en Puerto Rico es el de robar, y ver a los politicos en un "media tour" en medio de la tragedia para tomarse fotos y utilizarlas en su campaña politica. Hay que ser bien masoquista para continuar dando el voto a los mismos incompetentes corruptos lideres de nuestro pais.

Ya mismo regresa el presidente Trump tirando rollos de papel higienico a las victimas del terremoto en Puerto Rico. Que Dios nos coja confesados.


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Melinda Romero : Hija Talentosa



La exlegisladora Melinda Romero, hija de el ex-gobernador Romero Barcelo, ha sido designada "Chief of Staff", jefa de personal del Departamento de Seguridad Publica en Puerto Rico.

Lo interesante de todo esto es que es una persona con solamente un diploma de escuela superior y devengaba en su puesto anterior, sin ningun tipo de experiencia como ayudante especial del comisionado del Negociado de la Policia, un salario de $5,000 mensuales.

Melinda Romero sabe de seguridad lo que yo se de astronauta trabajando en la Estacion Espacial.

El nepotismo es una plaga sin freno en la politica de Puerto Rico. Wanda Vazquez, la que no era politica, ni queria ser gobernadora sigue atornillando a su gente y a los hijos de los corruptos.

Ya lo dijo el gran procer puertorriqueño y padre del movimiento independentista de Puerto Rico, Don Ramon Emeterio Betances, ¿Y que les pasa a los puertorriqueños que no se rebelan?

La culpa es de nosotros, el pueblo puertorriqueño, por continuar dandoles el voto al Partido Popular Democratico y al Partido Nuevo Progresista. Un pueblo que elige politicos incompetentes y corruptos, no es victima, es complice de la incompetencia y la corrupcion.








Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tales From The Road


It's been so long since I updated this blog that I am going to combine a couple of stories together instead of writing five separate blog posts. A lot has happened since the last time I shared anything in here.

In September, I attended a work related conference in Beantown.  Prior to this trip, the last time I visited Boston was in 1999. I've been meaning to photograph Boston's waterfront area for a while now, so what better time than the night after the conference ended.

The Fan Pier Waterfront is a magnet for photographers and wedding proposals. Surprisingly, the night I visited was almost empty. I took pictures uninterrupted throughout the night. These are two of the images taken that night.



As a member of several motorcycle internet forums, I "stole" a forum banner idea and borrowed the graphic (with his permission) from a friend to create a banner and hoping to encourage forum members participation. The concept is simple, people meet up, take pictures with the banner, and post them in the forum. 

I contacted a friend and fellow Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 rider from New York, and invited him to meet me for lunch at Orange County Choopers in Newburgh, NY. And of course, the obligatory forum banner photo. 



If you follow this blog, you know that one of my favorite locations to photograph the Philadelphia skyline at night is from the South Street Bridge. Recognizing that I am my own worst critic, and that I am not satisfied with any of the images I’ve taken from this location so far, I tried one more time. These are my favorite pictures from that night, they were taken the first week of October.



Last month I’ve visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In the past 40 years I've visited several times, mostly to serve as a “tour guide” to some of my friends. This trip was no exception. I have no interest to visit the statue on my own, the place is always crowded, over 4 million people visit each year. 

To beat the crowds, this time I planned the trip from Philadelphia to NYC to board the first ferry to the Statue of Liberty early in the morning. They depart every 15-20 minutes. As I suspected, the first ferry out to the statue and Ellis Island was almost empty. It is why I was able to capture this image without any people in it. By the time I finished taking these pictures, in a matter of minutes the place became heavily crowded. 




Two weeks ago went for a short ride to Nockamixon State Park. The trip goal was twofold, test my new Vello Freewave Plus wireless remote - shutter release, and to capture a colorful image of my bike when the autumn peak colors of fall foliage were in full swing. 

I wasn't happy with the pics I took the first time so I returned to Nockamixon State Park again this weekend. Despite the cold weather I decided to give it a try one more time. I am glad I was wearing  my Revzilla balaclava and freeze-out warm long sleeve shirt. It was a chilly ride.

What a difference a week makes; this time most trees shed their leaves ready for winter. The real bummer is that now I have to wait until autumn next year to capture fall foliage again. On the plus side, the wireless remote - shutter release passed the test with flying colors.






Monday, September 9, 2019

Speed Racer


First of all, I want to include a disclaimer. I stopped watching TV in 2006, and truth be told, my life didn't end from not watching TV. One day I decided I had enough dealing with Comcast and Verizon cable lousy service in my area, I took a break from TV and I guess that break never really ended. I don't even miss it a little bit. But I digress.

I didn't realize how out of touch with television, Anime/Manga animation and automobile racing I am until I posted the above image on Facebook and a relative mention Speed Racer. To be honest, I had no idea what he was talking about so I did a google search.

The name Speed Racer fits perfectly because the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is one of the fastest production motorcycles in the world, the epitome of speed in a nutshell.

I was returning from having dinner with friends when I remember seeing this graffiti wall mural next to an auto detailing shop in Philadelphia. I've seen it before during a commute on public transportation.

It was a grey day with an overcast sky, weather was typical of this time of the year. If I had waited another hour, and I had with me the Neewer CN-160 Led Video Light with a diffuser mini softbox, it could've been a great opportunity for another motorcycle light painted image. Unfortunately, I was only carrying my Nikon D7000 with a 28-80mm lens. It is a deserted neighborhood, rarely any traffic goes by, so I hurried and took several photographs.

Now I have another reason to return to this location to try to capture a motorcycle light painted image.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Minutiae of My Restoration Project


To be honest, I feel more comfortable building a motorcycle engine than dealing with the intricacies of the motorcycle chassis. When it comes to working on a motorcycle frame, I rather leave it to the experts. A man's got to know his limitations, but I digress.

The Kerker exhaust system arrived from the United Kingdom in less than a week, it is in excellent condition. And I found an original brand new seat on Ebay this week.

Working on this project has been very therapeutic for me. If things go well, my bike should be ready for the next vintage event April of 2020.







Sunday, August 18, 2019

It's Been Fun So Far


Went to the garage yesterday to check on the bike and while I was there spent a couple of hours removing the carburetors, the stock exhaust system, replacing the handlebar, and installing both handlebar control switches and the front brake master cylinder.


I am at a crossroads, undecided on retouching, painting the whole frame or have frame powder coated. I am more leaning towards retouching the whole frame, with the expectation to have the bike ready before next vintage motorcycle event April 2020.


In other news, it was a matter of sheer luck or planetary alignment was in the works for me. Last week, I found a Kerker 4-1 exhaust system in excellent shape and reasonably priced advertised in a Facebook vintage group. It's been shipped from the United Kingdom and should be here by the end of next week. Nowadays, these Kerker exhaust systems cost an arm and a leg. I found a real bargain.

So far, it's been a real fun project tinkering with this iconic bike.

Step-By-Step Journey To Rebuild :

1) Let The Restoration Begin

2) Parts Have Been Ordered

3) It's Been Fun So Far