Dunning-Kruger for Trump in 2020

We have all become victims of the Dunning-Kruger effect thanks to politics below the belt, or at least below the 49th parallel.

The latitude with attitude.

President Trump is cancelling all funding for the World Health Organization. In honour of this moment, I have reworked the ‘Hindsight’ poster and present it here for your political pleasure.

You can get a large copy of the PDF version of it here.

There are a large number of countries that are helped by the WHO, countries that can’t afford to contribute financially.

I’m not saying the WHO is broken or evil, and I’m smart enough to admit I don’t know enough. However, wouldn’t it be better if it was ‘fixed’ by participation, rather than eliminating the organization altogether by financially starving it?

There’s money for walls that don’t work and a Space Force that can’t fly.

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Ottawa’s Museum of Nature – Butterflies

Malachite Syproéta stelenes - male
Atreus Owl / Papillon chouette
Malachite Syproéta stelenes - female
Rice Paper Butterfly - Idea leuconoe
Blue Morpho - Morpho peleides
Isabella tiger / Euides Isabelle
Monarch / Monarque – Danaus plexippus

I had the opportunity to visit the exhibit before the museum closed before the March break, due to Covid-19. Here are some of my pictures, for those who couldn’t make it before it closed.

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Carving Earth, Wind and a.s.a.p. – Water

Wind Staff carving, with leather, glass and copper.
This is the Wind (Air) Staff
Earth Staff carving
This is the Earth Staff

I picked away at these for many sessions over the years. Since I haven’t been very active for a while, thought I’d upload some old ‘improv’ carvings.
Still have to find some picture(s) of the water staff.

The Wind Staff is from a walnut branch from a family farm, long gone. It encompasses glass, copper and leather, with a marine varish.

The Earth Staff is from found material. Not sure of the material, but it sure was hard to whittle. Big cracks were filled with sawdust and glue, and sometimes wood putty. Also a marine varnish.

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