Cheating Death (ride the way-back machine)
These photos were taken following an ambush in Mexico c. 2009. I’ve heard it said that any ambush you walk away from is a success story. It’s better if you’re sitting in the back seat…
The black and whites were taken by the Mexican police. I asked for 8×10 glossies.
Sometimes life and death are measured by a split second.
The Federales orbiting around the scene.
Church of St. George
The Church of St. George was built in the 15th century and acquired its final appearance in 1678. It is famous for its unique interior paintings and no less unique iconostasis from the mid-17th century.
It would suck to be from a nation that is poorer than Botswana – I’m not a hater, just saying.
Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
A Note on Fuel Prices
In June 2018, heading into the midterms, President Trump requested that Saudi Arabia and its cartel, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, lower energy prices by increasing output, and the kingdom complied.
Prices bottomed out in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, and usage sank to record lows. Prices surged once the pandemic waned and the economy reopened, and Jo/Ho in August 2021 requested that OPEC again increase output. This time MBS refused, angry at having yet to be granted an audience with Brandon and contemptuous of the U.S. pullback from the war in Yemen.
That Looked Familiar