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Travel Mishaps for The International Playboy

» 12 October 2011 » In Travel » 4 Comments

Travel Mishaps for The International Playboy

My life might seems like its blessed at times when you see me rolling heavy, Custom Suited Down, grit in mouth and with fly girls.

But truth be told, I take some heavy beatings from this International Playboy Lifestyle.

Some highlights:

1. In Dominican Republic back in December 2010, I pulled a leg muscle in a sparring session with a local boxing G. Basically sidelined me. Thank goodness for the fly Dominicanas with healing hands.

2. In Riga, Latvia, I got in multiple scuffles. One involved a Judo Throw. Another involved a Karate Chop. And yet another involved a full blown “knuckle up” on the cobbles. In the last one, I suffered a back injury.

3. In Bogota, Colombia earlier this year, I broke my cell phone charger while I was closing a big deal back in The States. I had to turn my phone off after every call just to save juice. I now travel with two-three cell phones for back up.

4. In Buenos Aires, Argentina in April, I had a major health scare.

5. I bruised my rib in a sparring session with one of my cousins in Belfast, Ireland.

6. In The Beaches of Spain, I spilled a full glass of water on my computer, in the middle of closing yet another huge deal back in The States. Luckily, it only ruined a few of the keys on the keyboard. For instance, whenever I typed a “t” it would type “t5″. It did the same with some other keys. You would be surprised how often you need to use the letter “t” when you type.

7. Then I re-injured my back again while surfing The North Coast of Spain on a hollow right.

8. I lost my Passport in Spain.

9. When I lost my Passport, I re-injured my back again, while lifting up a super heavy dresser from a weird angle in my apartment that I thought it fell behind (a book I had fell behind it). Then, my back went out while boxing a week later. I literally couldn’t stand up.

I had to get carted to the hospital in an ambulance! (First time in an ambulance).

My life might seem easy sometimes, but trust me, I take heavy punishment.

But I keep on punching. And if I said this Lifestyle wasn’t worth it, I would be lying to you.

Although, I think I am going to take it mad easy for a while…

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Belfast Sectarian Political Murals

» 28 June 2011 » In Art, Travel » 3 Comments

Belfast Sectarian Political Murals

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Urban Artists and Urban Street Art.

And there is no Street Art that stirs more deep rooted emotion in me than The Belfast Sectarian Political Murals.

Since I happen to be in Belfast, rolling up The Falls Road, rolling down The Shankill, rolling East Belfast and visiting family, Peep some:

Ulster Freedom Fighters, Sandy Row

IRA, The Falls Road

Ulster Volunteer Force, East Belfast, Newtonards (Where the most recent Riots were).

IRA, Solidarity Wall, West Belfast (Che, ETA- Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, other murals)

Ulster Defense Association, The Shankill Road, West Belfast

IRA, Bobby Sands, The Falls Road, on the side of The Sinn Féin building

My Favorite Mural of all: The Peace Mural

“Payback is a Motherf*cker”

I think James Brown said that.

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

I think Albert Einstein said that.

(Remember, he was a tobacco smoker)

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

BELFAST NORTHERN IRELAND WALL MURALS UVF IRA INLA REPUBLICAN LOYALIST

Belfast Murals.

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East Belfast Riots

» 27 June 2011 » In Crime, Travel » 3 Comments

East Belfast Riots

Since I happen to be in Belfast visiting family, and since this is probably not getting to much coverage in America, check it:

East Belfast riots ‘a wake-up call’, says Baggott

Two nights of riot mayhem this week are a “wake-up call” for Northern Ireland, PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has warned.

Speaking as First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness pledged to work to try to prevent a repeat of the violence in east Belfast, the police chief spoke of his sadness that the province was taking “two steps forward and one step back”.

It is understood Mr Robinson yesterday met UVF leaders as part of efforts to maintain calm. After briefing the Policing Board on details of the flashpoint flare-up, Mr Baggott also claimed dialogue is key to avoiding a summer of trouble and tension.

He said: “We should recognise that in some places the peace is fragile and it’s a wake-up call to us all to redouble our efforts to make Northern Ireland the safe, prosperous place everybody wants.”

With a senior civil servant tasked with investigating the problems in east Belfast, First Minister Peter Robinson said the focus was on avoiding a repeat of the chaos which damaged the reputation of the province in the week of golfer Rory McIlroy’s US Open triumph.

“Where there are genuine concerns, we want to help,” he said. “We represent and care about this whole community and we want to hear what it has to say.”

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The truth about Belfast’s riots

Many media commentators, some London-based, some local, who spend little time on the ground in places like the Lower Newtownards Road or Short Strand, bought into the line that this latest conflagration was the result of spontaneous working class loyalist anger.

They argued that, because loyalist paramilitaries had no representation in the Stormont parliament or that because socioeconomic or educational attainment was low in poor Protestant areas around eastern Belfast, these communities suddenly erupted in anger.

In doing so, the commentators swallowed a fairy tale as faux as the make-believe pirate battles on Sunday.

Returning from a short break in the west of Ireland, I bumped into a resident of the Short Strand on the Dublin to Belfast train last Friday morning. She is a woman I have known for more than 30 years, who has no love for republican paramilitaries or wants, in any way, to see a return to violence.

Over the two and a half hour journey north, she explained in grim detail how her home in one end of the Short Strand district was attacked while her daughter’s house was subjected, simultaneously, to a similar bombardment in another part of the area.

She explained that the sortie began with military precision around 9pm on Monday, that all of those who attacked their homes were wearing surgical gloves, masks and combat uniforms, that they arrived with wheelie bins stuffed with bricks, bottles and other missiles, and that the entire attack appeared to be well organised.

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Peace to Ireland.

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

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