Brand new Amanita family member appears an alien pod awaiting delivery in photo edited green, brown, and
a touch of navy blue and yellow color surroundings finished off with some artificial fog.
This highly toxic new born mushroom is just emerging from its eggshell like white shroud deep in Eastern Townships forest meanwhile, a ray of sunshine baths a part of it.
Although this particular mushroom looks similar to Amanita Caesaria, the only member of this deadly family that is sought after and edible, I am not an expert and must assume it is poisonous.
The bright red egg , its cap, emerging from shroud reminds us of Hollywood sci-fi movie “Alien” where similar type pods were space monster hatchlings waiting in ambush to spring out, attach, and invade bodies of human explorers investigating a distress signal from long dead alien giant victims space cargo ship.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”DELIVERY”.
Six identical looking automatons infiltrate 2017 Montreal Prix celebrations executing Republic Grand Army clone order 151XD, their special mission to blend in unnoticed in the festivities while preparing Earth’s invasion.
After positioning themselves on platform of their starship’s time warp machine, a wormhole window, transported the clone crew to their precise destination into the universe’s past.
The Republic Council wary of certain inaccuracies existing in their massive data base regarding the planet’s vulnerabilities and defenses sent their clone scout crew to carefully investigate and verify known information afterwards return home for consultation, more instructions and preparation.
Eons earlier, sophisticated fake news systems hazed reality enough that even the Republic’s super sophisticated trinano-quantum servers couldn’t distinguish fact from fiction creating the need for clone order 151XD mission.
Unknown to our advanced clone crew, Canada, the province of Quebec, and Montreal, are already infested by secret alien entities involved in controlling Canadian society through a treacherous banking system abetted by powerful fake news and propaganda media network supporting their agents to corrupt government.
The aliens usurped fiscal and political power through cunning deceit enslaving millions of citizens to a wicked international banking cartel system remotely accessed and run by several mother ships scattered over the globe, the nearest and most influential one located deep in New York City.
This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”ORDER”.
The “He Lied Only Once” medal to be introduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau awarded to its first ever worthy recipient, Canada’s Minister of Defense Harjit Singh Sajjan.
Canada’s Parliament anxiously awaits announcement by the Prime Minister on the new award to be awarded today then again, maybe tomorrow when the outside weather is sunny.
It is an exclusive award given only to a select very few, honorable, politicians deemed meritorious enough in distinguishing themselves publicly skillfully bending the truth..hmm then again, maybe not skillfully, and doing it only once, just that one time!
Commended with coolly maintaining a calm voice and composure when first asked about the breaking news story by reporters and maintaining it until overwhelming evidence and mass media fueled public anger forces him to admit the real truth about his bragging that he was the architect of famous “Operation Medusa” in Afghanistan.
The new Trudeau Liberal government since assuming political power, has taken great efforts to distinguish itself from other previous, past, Canadian governments during the country’s long 175 year history, trying or at least claiming to try to fulfill their hurriedly made up pre-election promises to be different in running the economy, social programs, international relations and trade, and maintaining Canada’s defense commitments at home and abroad.
Since their first days after being elected, the Justin Trudeau Liberals have also showed Canadians their complete disregard spending our hard-earned tax money quickly even before they tabled their first government budget or had Parliament’s approval to emptying the Canada’s treasury of CDN$2.25 Billions to feed the international Climate Change fund signing the money over during the famous Paris Agreement to allegedly save our planet.
This was accomplished despite Trudeau’s and his finance minister Bill Morneau’s pre-election promise to run a “small” deficit of only CDN$10 Billions during their first mandate as government but only after tabling their first ever budget moreover, the Liberal’s also promised complete “transparency” once they assumed power.
The new re-minted Liberals also showed us they were just the same old corrupt Liberals keeping a straight face flying to Paris on large gas guzzling Airbus aircraft piloted by the Canadian Military afterwards, being transported from Charles deGaule Airport to their luxury 5 star hotels on large expensive limos.
While attending the Climate Change Conference they enjoyed without any hesitation or second thought for financially strapped and struggling taxpayers, first class, expensive, extravagant meals, fine wines, special cute deserts and entertainment at exclusive Chez Maurice on Canadian taxpayers’ dime.
According to press reports, the Trudeau Liberal government has however, been very sensitive to policy leaks about their PMO(Prime Minister’s Office) and the Party’s plans in sharing Canada’s national wealth and resources with their backroom international financiers, close friends, and other cronies.
Take for example, Canada’s national defense and the very recent story about the ongoing RCMP investigation of alleged leak originating with Vice-Admiral Norman regarding a badly needed long-delayed replacement of a navy supply ship reluctantly awarded to Davey Shipyards in Levy, Quebec because of the extensive news exposure this story got regarding the mega-rich Irving family’s behind the scenes influence with the Liberals through Treasury Board President Minister Scott Brison and others trying to scuttle the already agreed upon and signed Davey deal.
The previous Harper Conservative government after much consultation, debate, and delay coupled with budgetary foresight already decided that Davey was the best deal for Canada meanwhile, rejecting a similar unsatisfactory bid from the other competitor, the Irvings.
This important scandal follows the scrapping of the F-35 aircraft order, instead buying cheaper, near obsolete, Boeing Super Hornets after former Liberal PM Chretien initiated participation in the development program and Canadian taxpayers sent millions on it as future replacement for the now obsolete F-18 warplanes Canada is still flying.
The Liberal government buying the F-18 Super Hornets saying these will do to save Canadians money reminds us when Jean Chretien also tried to save money buying those six famed, derelict, ex-British Navy diesel submarines mothballed in some Scottish port for a “bargain price”.
These “bijouxs” ended up costing taxpayers ‘mucho dinero’, being a very expensive problem from day one and claimed at least one Canadian sailor’s life even before getting to Canada.
The latest info says that just one still functions after millions and much time spent post the famous deal however, this albatross operates just barely with very limited ability while another is just a simulator, the rest have probably been rendered for the smelters.
That written about here does not include multi-millions or billions spent on the new immigration saga, fancy Trudeau family vacation trips, cabinet minister junkets, flip-flops on economy and finances, second thoughts on pipelines, and miscellaneous things or even that other famous skeleton in closet, Jean Chretien’s scrapping of the EH-101 military helicopter deal costing hundreds of millions..hmm did I miss something else, oh well that was long ago!
Today’s Liberals follow the fine traditions set by past previous Liberal governments in bending the truth and saving Canadian taxpayers money meanwhile, helping themselves, their backroom boys, bagmen, cronies, and international financiers to Canada’s treasury.
Everybody has fulfilled their wildest financial dreams while in power feeding at the public trough to their heart’s content while real control of Canada’s economy and right to print its own money ceded over to international banks by the first Trudeau Liberal regime in the 1970’s.
Once again Canadians acknowledge and praise our great, new, fearless leader Justin Trudeau for his good looks, social grace, sacrifice, humility, just thinking, and sheer fortitude in fending off mounting public criticism to award recipient Minister Sajjan this new medal symbolizing the minister’s outstanding ability to lie just once afterwards, tearfully and contritely admit the error of his judgement, his mistake, to Canadians.
BREAKING NEWS: Sheep Sink Russian Intelligence Ship In Fog Blanket.
Yesterday, Thursday, April 27, 2017, a Russian spy ship, the Liman, sunk off the Turkish coast after a collision with Togo-flagged Youzarsif H, a freighter traveling from Romania to Jordan and carrying 8,800 sheep.
Russia’s Defense Ministry in Moscow issued a statement later that day confirming the Liman sunk after being pierced through hull below the waterline and despite a valiant effort by its crew to keep it afloat.
All 78 Russian crew members rescued by Turkish coast guard and are safe to be picked up later by other passing Russian navy ships alerted of the disaster.
Thursday morning was just another day at sea and Boris Badinov along with partner Natasha were in the communications room anxiously awaiting final instructions from “Center”(Moscow Center) finally the message they awaited arrived, it was 13:00, Fearless Leader was calling.
The encoded message was clear: “Don’t keel Moose and Squal!”…Wow, that took a load off their shoulders heck, they did a lot of special training, preparing for months for this assignment and suddenly it didn’t matter anymore, they were going to Syria instead, to help set up better security at those new airfields Russia annexed for their own use from president Assad.
After hearing the good news they both decided to celebrate remembering the Moskovskaya (vodka) and that Amerikanski Florida orange juice they had managed to smuggle with them in their “deeplomatik puch” after getting back from their last assignment in New York city, USA.
Soon other comrades, most of Liman’s crew, were invited to enjoy some “Amerikanski Skru” drink and the “zakuskiis”(mixed cold cuts) that the ship’s mess crew chief brought over from the kitchen, the party was just starting when the ship shuddered hard throwing everybody off-balance some falling down and that terrible metallic tearing sound was heard and then the lights went out…
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”BLANKET”.
The famous specter, ghost ship, Flying Dutchman, is skippered by cranky old Davey Jones legend says was actually Hendrick Van der Decken, who with reckless abandon and insensitivity for his crew doomed his ship that disappeared in a great storm off Cape of Good Hope, South Africa in the mid-1600’s.
This mysterious ship, a man-of-war, haunts the seas off the Cape and is allegedly an omen of bad luck, a harbinger of death and destruction for ships sighting it most likely during a major gale.
It is destined to voyage forever because Captain Decken aka Davey Jones cursed he would round the Cape even if it meant for him to sail the ship “until Doomsday” perhaps, because he already secretly made a deal with the devil.
Scuttlebutt has it that the latest sighting of the doomed war ship happened during WWII when someone saw and accurately described a sailing ship matching the Dutchman although they were totally ignorant of the superstitious legend about it.
My picture depicts legendary Cap’n Jones made of welded scrap metal, that I found inside an army surplus store on Saint Lawrence boulevard near Saint Catherine street.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CRANKY”.
Always a center of attention, now “retired” from office, ex-US president Barak Hussein Obama, until just this past week has laid low probably enjoying his free time away from the daily stress of golfing while not in the Oval Office.
Joining the “free” controlled media and Democrats chorus condemning the new US president for everything and anything they could, including beating Hilary Clinton in the presidential election.
Donald Trump clobbered their media darling ex-president Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton’s wife, so Barak always trying to remain current as a media celebrity decided to criticize Donald Trump about something last week.
The Obamas are from Chicago and Barak probably knows a good place or two for some quiet time away from Michele and the family, to have a drink when not in Washington.
We depict Barak in a local, dim, smoke-filled strip-bar enjoying that drink alone however, some familiar faces visiting the windy city are also having a drink at the next table while watching the show.
Both these well-known gentlemen are at the same establishment enjoying those young women dressed in the skimpiest of clothing performing.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CENTER”.
News Flash: Darth Vader’s secret hideout found in the most unlikely place right under his sleuths and Star Wars fans noses, a place nobody most likely would ever dream of.
While touring Montreal’s downtown winter festival site which unfortunately has turned into a spring-time one because of the sudden warm weather, I headed east until reaching Saint Laurent boulevard also famously known as the “Main”.
This area is undergoing tremendous transformation with many of the centuries old buildings being torn down replaced by modern concrete, metal and glass ones however, some old structures remain and one of them is Vader’s secret lair.
The give away was not easily noticeable for the untrained eye however, I am very alert for hidden clues that my sharp vision spots as happened on Friday, February, 24, 2017.
I was passing by an army surplus store two of which are side by side on this boulevard just a little north of Saint Catherine street when I saw a strange metal manikin in the window convinced me to enter the surplus store to check it out.
After walking inside I inspected the manikin better and while doing so spotted R2D2 or its double right next to the window manikin, both were metal art works composed of used car parts including sheet metal.
Because it was inside a busy business establishment I immediately inquired whether I could take a few pictures asking someone working there and got my OK.
This gentleman also told me that besides those two metal art works more existed at the far end of the store and that it was OK if I took pictures of those too.
I immediately wandered over and suddenly I spotted Darth Vader hiding in a far corner drapped with an American flag for camouflage fortunately, I knew about this evil Sith Lord.
Although amongst the greatest fictional character villains ever he instinctively knew how to blend in when hiding until I spotted him having watched Star Wars years ago, so the jig was up now everybody knows his secret whereabouts.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”HIDEOUT”.
A terrified young woman after seeing the evil zombie ran away screaming meanwhile, it got drunk at the all-night bar after entering it and sampling red wine, more, and more red wine much to the amazement of the staff.
You see zombies are not known to be drinkers however, once they sample some booze they are quickly addicted and leave a place only after emptying the liquor supply then stagger out like our drunken, slobbering, zombie, who then tried to strangle a waiter.
These undead creatures wander around during the night searching for food and a McDonald’s “Happy Meal” won’t do because they prefer raw flesh quenched with red blood therefore, you probably will have a hard time finding a boozer amongst them.
Fortunately, for us our drunk evil zombie, after scaring a man out for a walk, wandered out into the street when somebody in their car suddenly smacked it putting it out of commission for good.
That car then sped away after leaving tire tread marks all over it.
Since a zombie culture seems to exist even at WP, as evidenced in the serious list of blogs dedicated to it, this is my contribution, hope you get some chuckles from it!
Humanity must resist the mad frenzy rushing IT development and twin sibling AI otherwise, we may lose control of our technological Frankenstein monster.
Many experts have expressed concern that control has already been lost evidence of this is its rapid encroachment on our liberties even as we continue to quickly develop this perhaps, very dangerous still unvetted technology.
Deep reinforcement learning.
AI(computer) mimics how animals learn certain behaviors giving either positive or negative outcomes, this learning allows determining how to navigate by trial and error the processing however, is done super quick allowing the machine to learn without any instruction or explicit examples.
Its processing divides the problem in two, where one network generates new learned data while the other discriminates it as real or fake, together these networks produce very realistic synthetic conclusive data.
Language is the next big target for AI, industry hopes techniques that produced spectacular voice and image recognition progress will now help their computers parse and generate language more effectively, in proper English eh? Reminds you of the Terminator‘s ability to converse with his victims.. “I’ll be back!”
The Internet can read your mind..what?
Already, advanced software algorithms glean surprising amounts of detail about your life such as your(majority of users ) general location based on the few (your family and or friends?) who do use “social media” even if you don’t, AI quickly sifts data making an accurate guess meanwhile, this same software also figures out who your friends are and your personality type.
An algorithm analyzing brain signals and accurately determines what people see in real-time already exists, adding another very important piece useful for AI when it eventually takes over.
Decoding our human perceptual experience, the ability seeing different things and understand what they are, is another algorithm AI uses quickly and accurately predicting when humans look at something and what it was they are looking at.
Still another new algorithm has enabled researchers developing it to work out what people were saying in their heads based on brain activity going on in human guinea-pig heads. Does “1984” and “thought police ” ring a bell? One more important piece for AI to use perhaps, to suppress resistance like “RESISTANCE IS FUTILE, YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!”
Sensing how things are developing elsewhere, the Chinese tech industry for example, is shifting away from copying Western companies, because they identified AI and machine learning as the next big hot thing their hybrid communist-capitalist government will invest in to the tune of about $15 billion by 2018 allowing more secret advances in AI for their upgrading military. Can you spell A-P-O-C-A-L-Y-P-S-E!
Added to all this gold rush like stampede mimicking lemmings into the abyss such advances as our self-driving cars, snooping killer drones, smart cellphones, smart appliances etc., all connected into huge, vast cellular-WiFi-microwave “intelligent” power grids now in place with “smart meters“already attached to our homes comprising the “Internet of Things” provides a perfect tool-set for AI tyranny in our future.
Moreover, our obsession with searching for extraterrestrial life and assuming they are organic when perhaps, their advanced AI has already wiped them out puts us in peril if we expose ourselves to them with our communication signals into the void of space.
Remember, “Skynet” could have super advanced relatives lurking out there waiting to do us harm perhaps, we should tone down our desire for something we don’t need and can’t control if encountered instead we should be prudent and use extreme caution or perish.
My Hollywood sci-fi movies teasers mashup provides their typical version of the possible horrors that awaits us should the worse happen.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”RESIST”.
Few passersby recognize the crystal ball this young lady holds in her hand may have mysterious power to predict destiny perhaps, even what are the winning numbers for the next Maximillions jackpot draw!
Mostly urban legend with a bit of superstition thrown in, some say that certain select individuals have the ability, the sixth sense, to see into the future perhaps, this young woman is part of that distinct group, who knows?
Then again perhaps, she is just another very active busker on Saint Catherine street in Montreal trying to give some “value” for money passersby drop into her collection container.
This picture was taken last summer during Montreal’s International Jazz Festival when the city was bristling with happy music fans from across the globe enjoying our city, its sights and sounds.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”RECOGNIZE”.