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Operation Digital Camera: Taking the photos of our troops that the Media won't take.

Posted on 11/25/2005 5:46:20 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross

I have an idea- why not send some digital cameras over to our guys and gals in Iraq and ask them to send back some photos for us. I will compile a list of people with servers, who will post the photos here at FR- perhaps we could use this thread for a meeting place. My hope is that blogs and friendly media can pick up the photos and spread them around a bit. What we need are:

1)People and organizations who are willing to donate cameras and get them to our troops. 2)Names of people who can receive the cameras over there and who will email the shots back to us. 3) Contacts to get the word out to people who already have digital cameras that we will post them on FR for the world to see. 4)People to bump this thread and pass the idea around.

Screw the media- lets just do the job ourselves.


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KEYWORDS: 911; anamericansoldier; d; enduringfreedom; iraq; supportthetroops; troopsupport; waronterror; wot
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1 posted on 11/25/2005 5:46:21 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

We need to get this vanity moved moderator. Supporting the troops in this way is despicable.

:) HA!


2 posted on 11/25/2005 5:48:33 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: weps4ret; PaulaB; apackof2; eyespysomething; KiloLima; Jon Alvarez; NCCarrs; NonValueAdded; ...
Ping.


3 posted on 11/25/2005 5:49:27 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: writer33

*Stinker* :] How many cameras can we count on you for?


4 posted on 11/25/2005 5:50:26 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

bump for photos


5 posted on 11/25/2005 5:53:50 PM PST by tentmaker
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

bump


6 posted on 11/25/2005 5:53:56 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: Diva Betsy Ross; calrighty; facedown; Glenn; nutmeg

I'm good for one camera, but it has to be pictures of a withdrawal, because this war is a quagmire.

Cindy Sheehan is the bomb!

:) Sarcasm intended for satirical purposes only.


7 posted on 11/25/2005 5:54:30 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Bump!
;0)
Ms.B


8 posted on 11/25/2005 5:54:54 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history.)
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To: All
I have a couple of friends who have digital cameras and never use them. I am going to ask if I can have them to stick in Christmas care packages to a couple of troops on my list. I just want photos of good things- happy people... all the stuff the media refuses to print.
9 posted on 11/25/2005 5:56:47 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross; Laurita; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; ...

"Screw the media- lets just do the job ourselves."

GREAT IDEA by Diva Betsy Ross PING!


10 posted on 11/25/2005 5:58:13 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a Service Man or Woman today?)
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To: writer33
OK! One camera! (and I have my fingers crossed on the quagmire!) Just send the camera and get me the photos- will you?!? (silly)
11 posted on 11/25/2005 5:59:15 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Image hosted by TinyPic.com My son, last Christmas Eve
12 posted on 11/25/2005 5:59:36 PM PST by skimask (Whatever happens it's Bush or Roves' fault.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

One of the better ideas.


13 posted on 11/25/2005 6:00:54 PM PST by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub.)
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To: skimask

Excellent skimask! Thanks. Please look at Freepmail.


14 posted on 11/25/2005 6:01:06 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: skimask

Wow! How cool! Please thank him for me for his service.


15 posted on 11/25/2005 6:03:01 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Media whores........
16 posted on 11/25/2005 6:03:56 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Of course we will encourage those with the cameras to make sure they do not violate military sensorship rules. I would not want a innocent picture giving the enemy any information.


17 posted on 11/25/2005 6:04:16 PM PST by TheIndependentMinded ("I went insane once, it did me a world of good.")
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To: Gucho; TexKat; pbrown; Peach; gatorbait; LUV W


18 posted on 11/25/2005 6:04:51 PM PST by anonymoussierra ("Credite amori vera dicenti - Believe love is speaking the truth. (St. Jerome)")
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To: skimask
You must be old Rummy is no spring chicken Good looking guy next to him also
19 posted on 11/25/2005 6:05:11 PM PST by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Love the idea!! Are there no patriotic dig cam manufacturers that can contribute too?

Can't we co-ordinate with some military photographers?? Is there such a thing stationed with our troops?

20 posted on 11/25/2005 6:05:20 PM PST by LADY J
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To: skimask

Please tell your son I said

Thank You for your service to our country.


21 posted on 11/25/2005 6:06:09 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a Service Man or Woman today?)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
It's already being done. Tons of photos that our troops have taken and uploaded to the web.

Here's one site (ignore the login prompt and scroll down a bunch)

http://www.pbase.com/kburch/the_picture_from_iraq_you_wont_see_in_the_news

Do a search on www.pbase.com and other public photo repositories.

22 posted on 11/25/2005 6:06:10 PM PST by FReepaholic (Are Christians allowed to eat deviled eggs?)
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To: TheIndependentMinded

Great idea- if we get a good response from this we can ask for someone in the know to to brief the photos before we post them. I would think that is do-able.


23 posted on 11/25/2005 6:06:29 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Here's another:

http://www.strykernews.com/gallery/smilesfromiraq

24 posted on 11/25/2005 6:08:13 PM PST by FReepaholic (Are Christians allowed to eat deviled eggs?)
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To: All

GREAT IDEA BUMP!


25 posted on 11/25/2005 6:09:38 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: tscislaw
Those are great and I applaud the people on those sites for their efforts and work. The more the merrier, right?Lets get them on FR as well.... we can take advantage of the traffic here.
26 posted on 11/25/2005 6:09:43 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
"I will compile a list of people with servers, who will post the photos here at FR- perhaps we could use this thread for a meeting place."

ATTN FREEPERS!

I've tested both of these 100% free services.
In a nut shell just "right click" on any pic
(as long as it is not copyrighted or adult content)
you see on the internet and save it to your hard drive,
then use either service and upload it to either free image server.
You'll see the linking url,

which you are allowed to hotlink,

and YOU can post it on FR!

Click on either image to visit their website.

Free Hosting for graphics by
tinypic.com



Free Hosting for graphics by
imageshack.us



27 posted on 11/25/2005 6:09:52 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a Service Man or Woman today?)
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To: writer33
What have you inhaled within the last 24 hours?

Cindy Sheehan is a bomb worse than what I expeled tonight. ;)

28 posted on 11/25/2005 6:09:55 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks Tonk!


29 posted on 11/25/2005 6:12:36 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Check my profile and note sarcasm intended for satirical value.


30 posted on 11/25/2005 6:13:22 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Diva Betsy Ross; ALOHA RONNIE; mhking; Vets_Husband_and_Wife; ...

Screw the media - lets just do the job ourselves."

GREAT IDEA by Diva Betsy Ross PING!


31 posted on 11/25/2005 6:15:39 PM PST by JLO (www.operationminnesotanice.com)
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To: JLO
Thanks JLO-

32 posted on 11/25/2005 6:22:16 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

One of the problems is that each troop is alloted a certain amount of kb per day to transmit. Unless they are at an Internet cafe, they won't want to use their allotment sending pics.


33 posted on 11/25/2005 6:23:00 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

I didn't mean to imply that this wasn't a good idea. Just that there are indeed photos of the good stuff in Iraq already out there.


34 posted on 11/25/2005 6:26:12 PM PST by FReepaholic (Are Christians allowed to eat deviled eggs?)
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To: skimask

I'm sure you have heard this before but your son is gorgeous!


35 posted on 11/25/2005 6:26:26 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
That is why I hope to find some people to help us locate the guys and gals who can easily get the photos to us-because I know most of them can not. If everyone can check their sources and contacts we should be able to find 2 or 3 contacts over there- perhaps more. I know some contractors who may be able to help- when they go back. But we can get something going even with willing person over there.
36 posted on 11/25/2005 6:26:49 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: tscislaw

Oh I didn't take it that way. Those are great sites. IMO- we need our own FR source. ;]


37 posted on 11/25/2005 6:28:44 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Diva Betsy Ross
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

I keep my pics over at http//www.photobucket.com. Free also!

If someone needs to keep a pic at my place over there at photobucket, let me know! But it's not difficult to get an account. Just takes a little time. No time? No problem. Freepmail me.

38 posted on 11/25/2005 6:33:35 PM PST by JLO (www.operationminnesotanice.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Diva Betsy Ross; All

Isn't AMAZING! I just happen to have some extra money that's been burning a hole in my wallet!
Get me an address

We're not talking 6+meg pro models so these things are cheap
http://www.digitaladvisor.com/digital-cameras/lowest-price_ratings.html?offset=0&limit=25&sort=lowPrice&order=asc&

Walmart
http://www.walmart.com/search/browse-ng.do?ref=125875.244092+500566.500586&path=0%3A3944%3A133277%3A3959
Digital Camera World
http://www.digitalcameraworld.net/digitalcamera/catalog/index.asp?SubPageLink=0


39 posted on 11/25/2005 6:33:42 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: skimask

Who's the old guy? :-)


40 posted on 11/25/2005 6:34:25 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: Valin; MoJo2001; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; Mama_Bear; GodBlessUSA; armymarinemom; boxerblues; ...
Cool- people could go in together-but that is pretty cheap. Lets ping the folks at the finest- and Mojo-someone has got to have a few address.....Can I put a link to this thread on Monday's finest? I will go put one on the Canteen. I will get you and address Valin!

:]

41 posted on 11/25/2005 6:41:40 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Diva Betsy Ross

bump


42 posted on 11/25/2005 6:44:46 PM PST by Soaring Feather (To our fabulous TROOPS, Thank You, for your service.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

I can donate server space if needed!


43 posted on 11/25/2005 6:49:28 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Even send disposable cameras! I am willing to pay for development on some and scan in photos!


44 posted on 11/25/2005 6:51:46 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Cool. Thanks for the ideas.
45 posted on 11/25/2005 6:53:54 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
One of the problems is that each troop is alloted a certain amount of kb per day to transmit. Unless they are at an Internet cafe, they won't want to use their allotment sending pics.

True, but if somebody has a laptop with a CD burner, a CD could be snail-mailed.

46 posted on 11/25/2005 6:56:48 PM PST by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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To: All
UPDATE

Server space will be donated by Calpernia and she has offered to pay for the development of disposable cameras and take care of the scanning process- please freep mail Calpernia to make arrangements HERE

Valin has offered to get a camera to someone willing to take photos for us...he needs an address of someone in Iraq to take the photos. Please freepmail him HERE

JLO has offered to help people set up accounts for free server space. Please freep mail JLO HERE


47 posted on 11/25/2005 7:03:58 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1528627/posts?page=33#33

Another idea for maybe breaking this up.

get some digitals and some disposable volunteers.

Those that do disposable, they mail the disposable with the addresses of who to mail them back to.

I would be one of the volunteer receivers.


48 posted on 11/25/2005 7:05:07 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Riley
Ah ha! Great idea- So we need some CD burners and CDs as well. cool-our list grows.
49 posted on 11/25/2005 7:07:01 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: Riley

Yes, that is how it would have to be.


50 posted on 11/25/2005 7:07:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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