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Pigeon Rescue Story, Part 6 -- Sitting it Out

April 13, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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Homeless in Hollywood, Part 2

April 15, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Bill Schaeffer Piano

LAX Renaissance

April 8, 2019

video copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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Production Assistant: Emi Ichihara

Piano by Yamaha

Special thanks to the LAX Renaissance Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles and all the helpful, and friendly, staff.

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Pigeon Rescue Story, Part 5 - Egg #4

April 12, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer
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Pigeons are monogamous and typically mate for life.
Female pigeons can reach sexual maturity as early as 7 months of age.
Pigeons build a flimsy platform nest of straw and sticks, put on ledge, under cover, often located on the window ledges of buildings.
Eight to 12 days after mating, the females lay 1 to 3 (usually 2) white eggs which hatch after 18 days.
Condition at Hatching: Helpless, with sparse yellow or white down.
Chicks fledge (leave the nest) in 25-32 days (45 days in midwinter).
The male provides nesting material and guards the female and the nest.
The young are fed pigeon milk, a liquid/solid substance secreted in the crop of the adult (both male and female) which is regurgitated.
More eggs are laid before the first clutch leaves the nest.
Breeding may occur at all seasons, but peak reproduction occurs in the spring and fall. A population of pigeons usually consists of equal numbers of males and females. When populations suddenly decrease, pigeon production increases and will soon replenish the flock.
In captivity, pigeons commonly live up to 15 years and sometimes longer. In urban populations, however, pigeons seldom live more than 3 or 4 years. Natural mortality factors, such as predation by mammals and other birds, diseases, and stress due to lack of food and water, reduce pigeon populations by approximately 30% annually.

from the website https://ovocontrol.com/pigeons/

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Homeless in Hollywood

April 12, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
WIlliam Schaeffer

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There are an estimated 60,000 people who are homeless in Los Angeles today; eating and sleeping and living right on the sidewalks of the city. This number is three times what it was just five years ago.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
April 11, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Pigeon Rescue Story, Part 4

April 9, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer
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Pigeons are monogamous and typically mate for life.
Female pigeons can reach sexual maturity as early as 7 months of age.
Pigeons build a flimsy platform nest of straw and sticks, put on ledge, under cover, often located on the window ledges of buildings.
Eight to 12 days after mating, the females lay 1 to 3 (usually 2) white eggs which hatch after 18 days.
Condition at Hatching: Helpless, with sparse yellow or white down.
Chicks fledge (leave the nest) in 25-32 days (45 days in midwinter).
The male provides nesting material and guards the female and the nest.
The young are fed pigeon milk, a liquid/solid substance secreted in the crop of the adult (both male and female) which is regurgitated.
More eggs are laid before the first clutch leaves the nest.
Breeding may occur at all seasons, but peak reproduction occurs in the spring and fall. A population of pigeons usually consists of equal numbers of males and females. When populations suddenly decrease, pigeon production increases and will soon replenish the flock.
In captivity, pigeons commonly live up to 15 years and sometimes longer. In urban populations, however, pigeons seldom live more than 3 or 4 years. Natural mortality factors, such as predation by mammals and other birds, diseases, and stress due to lack of food and water, reduce pigeon populations by approximately 30% annually.

from the website https://ovocontrol.com/pigeons/

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Pigeon Rescue, part 3

March 31, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Frank Lloyd Wright House

Barnsdall Park
Los Angeles
February 24, 2019

copyright 2019
William Schaeffer

Hardship Junction Box

Edgemnont St. and Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
March 19, 2019

video copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Chocolate and Art Show - The Artists

February 22,23, 2019
at "The Vortex", Los Angeles

Music: "The Passing of Days"
from the CD: "Music for MuTanTs"
by Bill Schaeffer

video copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Now THIS is ART

Shot on location at Barnsdall Park art Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture site.

February 24, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Keith Plays Trumpet

March 1, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Squirrel Seed

February 25, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Sleeping Homeless Man

North Hollywood, CA
March 1, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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It gives new meaning to the phrase, "The American Dream"

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There are an estimated 60,000 people who are homeless in Los Angeles today; eating and sleeping and living right on the sidewalks of the city. This number is three times what it was just five years ago.

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Dog in the Bag

February 27, 2019

Starring Tinkerbell "the wonderdog"
Production Assistant: E. Ichihara

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Chocolate and Art Show

February 22, 23 2019

video copyright (C) 2019
William Schaeffer

Psalm of Zoroaster

excerpt from the Avesta
ready by Cynthia Moyer
www.librivox.org

video by Bill Schaeffer
copyright(c)2015

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Watch in Hi Rez

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"Shall deliver Satan, Druze, into the hand to righteousness..."

It is curious to note that Satan (Lucifer, the Devil) first makes his appearance [on Earth] in the religion of Zoroasterism and then the concept of Satan migrated to Judiasm; and on to Christianity and Islam as a demi-god of ever increasing power and influence.

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Zoroasterism was the State Religion of Persia before Islam.
Zoroaster is reputed to have lived around 1000 BC and the Avesta, or Zend Avesta, (Holy Scriptures) are attributed to him. Most of the Avesta has been lost, but fragments remain.

The three wise men in the Christmas story were followers of Zoroaster. It is Zoroasterism that gave the concept of an eternal struggle between good and evil to Christianity along with the idea of a final judgement and the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

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Zoroaster, who is also know as Zarathustra, was also the subject of the famous philosophical novel by Friedrich Nietzsche, called "Thus Spake Zarathustra"

Richard Strauss wrote symphonic music called "Thus Spake Zarathrustra" that was inspired by, and a tribute to, the novel by Nietzsche. Later, film director Stanley Kubric used the music as a theme for the transition of Ape to Man in the film "2001 Space Odyssey"

I like the philosopher Nietzsche because his last name has FIVE consonant letters in a row; AND they are in the middle of the name. What other words in English have FIVE consonant letters in a row; much less in the middle of the word? Amazing.

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Ahura Mazda, or Mazda, is the name of the Most high God of Righteousness. His character and importance is analogous to Jehovah in the Christian Bible Old Testament. The character of Zoroaster is similar to Moses as the divine lawgiver and author of sacred texts, although the particulars of their respective stories are quite different.

The similarity of the name Ahura Mazda, to the Japanese automobile manufacturer, "Mazda" is purely coincidental.

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In Zoroasterism, the tree and "tree food" is held in special regard as more "holy" than other plants and other types of food. Eating "tree food" is taught to be especially healthy, or spiritual.

Zoroasterism advocates a healthy lifestyle and exercise as a spiritual duty for a spiritually pure life.

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I find it astounding that the demi-god named "Satan" is introduced in this text which was written perhaps before Genesis was written.

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In Memorium

video copyright (c) 2015
William Schaeffer

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I am the Walrus

copyright (c) 2015
William Schaeffer

The Seven Sermons to the Dead
by Carl Gustav Jung
Read by Cynthia Moyer
www.librivox.org

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Sermon 1

The dead came back from Jerusalem, where they found not what they sought. They prayed me let them in and besought my word, and thus I began my teaching.
Harken: I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance, white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or it is. A thing that is infinite and eternal hath no qualities, since it hath all qualities.
This nothingness or fullness we name the PLEROMA. Therein both thinking and being cease, since the eternal and infinite possess no qualities. In it no being is, for he then would be distinct from the pleroma, and would possess qualities which would distinguish him as something distinct from the pleroma.
In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. It is quite fruitless to think about the pleroma, for this would mean self-dissolution.

CREATURA is not in the pleroma, but in itself. The pleroma is both beginning and end of created beings. It pervadeth them, as the light of the sun everywhere pervadeth the air. Although the pleroma pervadeth altogether, yet hath created being no share thereof, just as a wholly transparent body becometh neither light nor dark through the light which pervadeth it. We are, however, the pleroma itself, for we are a part of the eternal and infinite. But we have no share thereof, as we are from the pleroma infinitely removed; not spiritually or temporally, but essentially, since we are distinguished from the pleroma in our essence as creatura, which is confined within time and space.
Yet because we are parts of the pleroma, the pleroma is also in us. Even in the smallest point is the pleroma endless, eternal, and entire, since small and great are qualities which are contained in it. It is that nothingness which is everywhere whole and continuous. Only figuratively, therefore, do I speak of created being as a part of the pleroma. Because, actually, the pleroma is nowhere divided, since it is nothingness. We are also the whole pleroma, because, figuratively, the pleroma is the smallest point (assumed only, not existing) in us and the boundless firmament about us. But wherefore, then, do we speak of the pleroma at all, since it is thus everything and nothing?
I speak of it to make a beginning somewhere, and also to free you from the delusion that somewhere, either without or within, there standeth something fixed, or in some way established, from the beginning. Every so-called fixed and certain thing is only relative. That alone is fixed and certain which is subject to change.
What is changeable, however, is creatura. Therefore it is the one thing which is fixed and certain; because it hath qualities: it is even quality itself.

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"I am the Walrus" - A DADA Video

This video has no real meaning except for the possible inherent meaning in the text. It is a fun exercise in free association and simple motion graphics editing.

- Wm Schaeffer 2-14-2015

Cartomancy

Dream Psychology
by Sigmund Freud

video by William Schaeffer
copyright(c) 2015

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Novala at "The Vortex"

February 22, 2019

as part of the
"Chocolate and Art Show"

Video copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

Pigeon Rescue, part 2

February 23, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

The Garage Floor, Full Moon, and the Death of a Hummingbird.

Shot on location at UCLA 12-18-2016

originally called "The Bottom Line"

copyright (c) 2016
William Schaeffer

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This was shot during a background acting gig at UCLA. Several friends and associates were also working the same shoot. One friend and I found a dead hummingbird in the road and moved it to the bushes for a decent burial. Later that same day, he became obsessed with my concept that "There is no LOVE in America" and started loudly mocking me in front of all the other actors in the lunch line. I tolerated this abuse for a few moments and then I asked him to be quiet because I didn't want to talk about it before lunch. That was the last time we ever spoke and I cannot even remember his name. The funny thing is he was divorced and had declared bankruptcy TWICE. He posted cute little animal videos on facebook and in retrospect seems dishonest. In that context the video "might" make more sense. The dead humming bird was a bad omen and I am glad we gave it a decent burial. I think he was just trying to clean up the sidewalk. Funny story.

Additionally, when trying to find this video information to upload to bitchute, it took me a a couple hours and all the files were hidden and misnamed.

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Nightmare in the Parking Garage

Shot on location at
Sony Studios Gate 3

Directed by Alan Smithee

copyright (c) 2017
William Schaeffer

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My phone accidentally took pictures while I was walking to my shoot for the day. I turned it into a video.

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