Who Likes To Make Cash? $

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This will be another brief post, as I am currently in Peru without Internet.  I only have my tablet and picking up a very faint WiFi signal from a nearby restaurant I eat at occasionally.

Have you heard of Cryptocurrency?  Particularly Steemit.com?

I joined Steemit less than two weeks ago, and I feel like it is the future of social media.  I want to invite all my followers and anyone else who reads this post to join me on Steemit.

I have this WP blog which I pay $299 a year for but make nothing in return on it. Steemit can help with that.

There are many cryptocurrencies out there, but Steemit is the only one at this time with a blogging platform.  It’s FREE to join, and FREE to post, so there is nothing to lose, but possibly something to gain.

You can earn by posting whatever you want. No censorship.

There are 3 ways to earn cryptocurrency on Steemit

  1. By posting your content
  2. By up voting and resteeming others content
  3. By commenting on others posts

Here are a couple screen shots from my Steemit account:

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I’m currently reposting some of my WP content on Steemit and finding what works for me.  Most of my posts have only earned a few cents in SBD, which is the abbreviation for Steemit currency.  But I did well on the Colorado Mule Deer post.  5 pics and a very short paragraph netted me $93.12 in SBD. The currency fluctuates just like government issued fiat currency such as the U.S. Dollar.  Today the SBD is at $1.29 USD value per SBD. So the $93.12 SBD is worth $120.12 U.S. Dollars.

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When you sign up you’re given about $5 SBD free. The Steem Power gives you more influence in voting up someone’s post (curator).  You can buy Steem, but you don’t have to spend a penny, just earn it. There are some more popular people and some fantastic writers on Steemit that earn hundreds on a single post.  When YouTube and cryptocurrency guru Jeff Berwick of @dollarvigilante joined, he made $15,000 on his first post.

I follow a lot of great bloggers on WP, so if you are a foodie, write poetry, blog in general, photographer, videos…. there’s no reason to scrap your WordPress site, but try double posting both here and on Steemit.  If you join Steemit.com follow me and other bloggers you know. Upvote and resteem posts, comment, and post your own work. Make some cash off your posts. I’m still learning about cryptocurrency and how it all works.    Steemit is still in beta, but in constant improvement and may one day be as user friendly as Facebook. When first joining it may take Steemit a few days to get your account set up, and they will notify you. The generated password is long and complicated, so write it down and keep it in a secure place like a fireproof safe. Everyone is given an influence number of 25 to start with. Mine is 46 now.

I hope to see many of you posting on Steemit. Bitcoin hit $2,000 today. An all time high. Cryptocurrency is merely a medium of exchange, just like the dollar, euro, or any other currency.  More and more businesses are accepting Bitcoin as payment like Amazon.com, Overstock.com, BMW, and Expedia. So blog, earn and buy yourself a new Beemer, or buy airline tickets on Expedia.  Earn Steem, transfer to Bitcoin, shop online, or load it on a credit/debit card.

I wasn’t able to link a YouTube video….visit The Dollar Vigilante YouTube site, view his video on QandA Steem give away. It’s a long video, just fast forward through some of it, Jeff will show you how to buy/sell/transfer Steem and other good info. to start with.

BLM Kills 45,000 Wild Horses and Burros

The Wild Horse – An American icon and spirit of the West. Free roaming the open range now for multiple centuries.

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How many people get to see wild horses?  Hurry, while you still can…

This story broke in September 2016, eight months ago already.  I felt compelled to bring it up after recently photographing these majestic animals in Northwest Nevada.  It’s estimated roughly 70,000 wild horses roam the West’s public lands. For anyone living in, or visiting the United States, this is Your land, and Your horses.

Public lands, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are often leased by ranchers to graze their cattle on.  The Bureau said ranchers were complaining because their cattle had to compete for food with the wild horses.  The BLM has been caught before illegally selling wild horses for slaughter.  In this case, thousands of wild horses and burros were rounded up.  The sick and injured were sold to slaughterhouses.  Much of the meat is sent to Europe, and mostly France. (You can tell if cooked meat is horse, as it will still be very red.) However, the remaining 45,000 wild horses and burros were corralled and pinned, and then sentenced to death by the BLM’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voting to exterminate.  They also want to sterilize the remaining wild horses on the open range.  So in a generation, being able to see these horses in their natural habitat, may come to an end.

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With a quick StartPage.com search on the subject, you can find petitions if you’re into that.  Personally I don’t think protesting and petitions work. No, if you want someone’s attention, hit them where it hurts – In the wallet.  The BLM needs reorganizing, new management, or defunded.

The photo’s were taken in early March 2017 North of Gerlach, Nevada on State Route 34.

PetroPeru Oil Spill In The Amazon

On 25 January, 2016 a pipeline breach happened due to a landslide. Now a second breach has occurred, and is under investigation. PetroPeru, is responsible for the spill, and will be sanctioned by the Peruvian government, the company may be fined $17M.

The oil spill into the Amazon waterways is affecting over 8,000 people living in the area. Two-hundred and fifty locals are performing the cleanup at this time. Flora and fauna may return in one year after cleanup is complete, environmental experts say.

https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1079226065433516/

The TPP: Trans Pacific Partnership

Peru is one of the twelve member nations to be involved with the TPP.  What’s your opinion on the TPP?  How will it affect member nations, and what effects will it have on the people?  Please like, share, and comment below.  Comments are moderated.   The following are PDF files of the TPP, with Peru specific chapters.

XXIV Matsuri AELU 2015 Festival

Yookoso, Bienvenido, Welcome.

This year I attended the 24th annual Matsuri AELU. Matsuri means “Local Festival” in Japanese, and nearly every shrine celebrates its own Matsuri. According to AELU (Asociacion Estadio La Union – Association Union Stadium) land for the club was purchased sometime after WWII, and a community effort ensued for several years to clear the land and build the club. The Japanese colony in Peru began arriving as early as 1800 for various reasons.

During the festival, many different musical talents took to the stage, Karate, Judo, Aikido exhibition, raffles from Air Canada and Delta Airlines for a Lima-Tokyo-Lima flight. Also, an anime orchestra concert, a procession that is an important element of Japanese festivals, in which the local Shrine’s kami (Shinto deity) is carried through the town in mikoshi (a divine palanquins, or portable Shinto shrine). It is the only time of the year when the kami leaves the shrine to be carried around town.

Following the procession, Sake for everyone was passed around. Then the artistic shows began with a traditional dance and eight other dance acts, a special Musical Okinawense and followed up with the grand finale of fireworks. Here are some of the pictures and video, from the event.

 

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TDS Bottled Water Test

WHAT IS THE BEST BOTTLED WATER IN PERU FOR YOUR $?

In Peru, the expensive bottled water shipped halfway around the world can be found in the big chain grocery stores. Water like Fiji, and Evian for around $5.00 a bottle.  In this test, I used the most common bottled water found in Peru, where 99% of the locals shop in the markets, mom and pop bodega’s, and roadside stands.

The results from the (TDS) Total Dissolved Solids test are as follows:

  • Agua del Grifo (Tap Water): 278
  • Cielo: 257
  • Vida:371
  • San Mateo: 352
  • San Luis: 041    

What is TDS?

Total Dissolved Solids can be heavy metals such as, lead, copper, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium.  It can also be salts in the form of potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium.  It is measured in PPM or Parts Per Million.