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2017/05/16

Rules for Survival

Been going through The Anticruise (while working on it) with the intent of presenting it as a motivational speaking gig. The wisdom it imparts works really well as a set of rules. Here they are!

Get a grip
Dump emotion. It's not going to help. You are the only one who feels it. Sad, angry, hard-done-by, scared, lonely, betrayed... forget about it. It eats precious time, destroys motivation, and saps the energy you need to survive whatever it is that's making you emotional!

Assess reality
What is happening now? What is about to happen? What can you do to mitigate the negative ramifications? Standing on the track with a train bearing down; pray, hope, have faith, trust god, ignore or deny the train... or get the hell out of the way?

Eliminate expectation
Nobody cares as much about your survival as you do. Miracles are random outliers that survivors-of are too stupid to see as such. Rescue is for the privileged few. Considering it wastes times and incurs emotion.

Trust yourself
Take responsibility for your survival, nobody else will. You are alone, regardless of where you are, or who with.

Get the job done
Take back your life! It's all you've got, cherish it. If you're living for someone else, it's wasted.

Want your customers, clients, employees, society, club members, conference attendees, fans, audience to see and hear the same message with "The Anticruise" live? Then, get in touch. We're good to go, and we'll do it for COST (for a while). It's become intensely clear that this is a message, people we've encountered and presented to, want (and need) to hear.


2017/05/12

Lawyer's and Latest

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2017/05/09

The Anticruise - Version 3

is now live and online at a browser near you!

This really is an improvement (if I do say so, myself)... no kidding. Check it out, using the anticruise link in the menu bar, above. The debriefing reports are getting hammered out and pasted right onto the content entries - I mean, from the web stats, no one, not even my own mother, was reading them, likely couldn't find them (I don't accept that nobody wants to do anything but look at pictures - because reading is too much work. Even the large format photos were being missed). No more going somewhere else for them. The navigation is completely changed. I tried for more intuitive. Try it out, let me know if you get it. Let me know if you don't and what I might do differently. It's not supposed to be a puzzle, after all.


2017/04/28

Funny thing happened...

... while taking part in a little petty vandalism

So there's this electical services box, just off the beaten path; it's festooned with stickers (wanna-be snooty-gang tags, "hello my name is" tags, advert stickers for computer gaming hardware, kiddie-hard-liquor labels, band stickers) and I contribute a 4cm x 6cm pride-flag sticker. It lasted a few days before I noticed it had been savagely scraped off. Being in the bible-belt, this came as no surprise. What did though, was a plan Elena came up with: Come back with 3 pride stickers, then when they get scraped off, nine more, then twenty-seven. Eventually the whole area would look like "Trouble with Tribbles" - pride stickers spreading out, bible thumpers scraping to beat the devil.


2017/04/07

Trying to get Elena a travel document

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2017/04/07

More pics up on THE ANTICRUISE

Just in time for the weekend, a new batch of stunning photos and zany captions have been posted on cruising.sucks - The Anticruise. Follow the ANTICRUISE link in the menu (above) to see em, read em, be amazed, and laugh yourself sick! What's new? you ask... lots: The tool-tips are all original (when you hover over the photo thumbnails) and all new photos and captions from Entry 060 through Entry 067 - check em out. I don't think you'll be disappointed!


 
2017/04/06

Travel Doc Refused, Yet Again

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2017/04/01

Hey, I posted another video!

May 18, 2017 - sorry video fans, had to take it down... we're getting media attention and fear for our lives at the moment; video can be used to identify people and location. But rest assured, we'll have it right back up when it's safe to do so.


 
2017/03/21

The Anticruise is now LIVE

To get to the Anticruise follow this link: cruising.sucks


 

2017/02/28

Canada Sucks!

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2017/02/27

Anticruising Pie-in-the-Sky

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2017/01/04

Citizenship & Immigration, Canada - Loses All of Elena's Documents... Again

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2016/12/22

Things are as precarious now as they were when we fled Russia for our lives... more than TEN YEARS ago.

Map of escape route

Forced back to the high-seas by the cravenly sadistic, Canadian Immigration and Citizenship - it's Thelma and Louise time.

Drive, Thelma... drive!

the two of us

You can check out The Anticruise (on this site) for a bit of background up to now. If we make it back online, I'll finish it... I promise.

You can read The Russian Factor, with a huge grain of salt. It is the Hollywood-ized version of our escape from Russia. Most of it is true and actually happened, except the motivation for our escape. The prologue never happened, and although there was a Jack, and I loved him dearly, he didn't die gruesomely (as far as I know), and I never went on a vendetta fueled search for his killers. The fictional hired killer, Sergei, is actually Elena's father. The rest of Elena's family and connections shall remain obfuscated in the realm of "maybe." Our apartment was not ripped apart by gunfire, although we did go back to it (which was stupid) and we did get chased, and I got run-over by a white Lada, and we did scram, at the last minute, from Kiev. If we get out of this next anticruise alive, I'll rewrite this story, and the cruds who can't take love for a reason, can just eat it.

We ran for love. That's it. Elena loved a woman (that would be me) and her family was ready to see her dead for that. When the embassy wanted to evacuate me from Ukraine, I declined. I couldn't leave Elena to the jackals, so we held on tight, and ran like hell.

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The following is a short text outlining the situation for the media; a little more detailed, but nowhere near as funny as the debriefing reports in The Anticruise.

PRESS RELEASE - Canada Immigration and Citizenship Contempt Has Stranded Two Women

May 18, 2017 - A couple more paragraphs just got cut from here.


 

Here's a book review of one of my favorite bedtime/treadmill stories: THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir

My Review of THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir * * * * * (5 stars)


 

Hey! I posted a video...

I shot with my trusty (and waterproof) goPro during CUT

May 18, 2017 - Had to take it down for safety concerns. But I'll put it right back if and when we are safe.


 

The following is an article pasted from BBC - Earth: We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter. I've stuck it here because it validates something I have pondered over for most of my sentient life.

FROM: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160901-we-might-live-in-a-computer-program-but-it-may-not-matter

Several physicists have suggested that our Universe is not real and is instead a giant simulation. Should we care?

Are you real? What about me?