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    10/18/2014 1:34:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 49 replies
    ME | 10/18/14 | swampsniper
    Another of the old Minolta classics to play with. It's a constant f4.5, highly rated for IQ and really compact. This may just be my new favorite walkaround lens.
  • stormy day in greek island - loading passenger ship

    10/11/2014 2:17:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/11/2014 | e - Nautilia
    All this lacks is music and wine!
  • When Politics Drives Law Enforcement

    09/12/2014 5:09:39 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | Sept 12/2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    One of the biggest threats to a civilized, free society occurs when prosecutors abuse their power and allow politics to drive their administration of the criminal-justice system. Two recent examples show how liberal, partisan prosecutors misused their authority and politicized justice.
  • Sticking It: US Soldier Interrupts Afghani ‘Prayer Time’ with National Anthem

    09/10/2014 12:39:18 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies ^ | Sept 10/2014 |
    This video has been making the stops on Facebook. It is of a US soldier in Afghanistan jamming the National Anthem on an electric guitar during a flag raising.
  • Rebuilt 18th century ship tests French waters

    09/09/2014 8:00:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 37 replies
    WOKV ^ | Sept 07/2014 | FRANCOIS MORI
    PARIS — A reconstruction of the 213-foot (65-meter) frigate used by France's Marquis de Lafayette to bring reinforcements to American revolutionaries in 1780 has tested the waters for the first time.

    09/04/2014 6:09:59 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies ^ | Sept 04/2014 | Towne Criour
    Suppose someone wishes to destroy the Second Amendment. How does someone do that? Antigun groups and their allies in Congress, in local and State Governments around the Country and Globalist antigun cabals around the world have devised myriad ways to do this. Yet, when giving thought to the means the antigun establishment employs to undermine the Second Amendment, you may fail to realize how vast in scope this is. We have, in the past, provided our readers with an inkling of the methods the antigun establishment employs to undermine the Second Amendment. But we wish now to deal with this...
  • ‘What Were You Thinking?’: Little Boy’s Priceless Reaction to the News That His Mom Is Pregnant

    08/30/2014 11:02:50 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    BLAZE ^ | August 30, 2014 | Mike Opelka
    A mom telling her two children she was pregnant drew an unexpected reaction: rather than being excited about being a big brother again, the little boy burst out, “What were you thinking?” and “You just had two! This is exasperating.”
  • Crist: I Was On The Democrats’ Side When I Was A Republican

    08/27/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies ^ | August 27,2014 |
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office.
  • US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

    08/23/2014 12:29:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 23,2014 | DL Cade
    In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys.
  • Picture Information Extractor 6.7

    08/22/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies ^ | August 22,2014 |
    PIE is an unique picture browser and viewer with exquisite photo metadata and file renaming features. It extracts EXIF, XMP and IPTC from JPG, TIF and RAW files and makes it available in a convenient and welcoming interface. One part of the EXIF header is standardized and contains information such as date and time pictures were taken, shutter speed and aperture or whether the flash was used. But a lot of information such as program mode, white balance settings or lens data, is stored in the Makernote block, which is proprietary and can usually only be read with special software...
  • New developments in 'Joe Biden defense' case

    08/22/2014 6:40:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies ^ | August 18,2014 | Paris Achen
    Clark County's prosecutor said Tuesday he will dismiss a firearms-related charge against a Vancouver man who said he was merely taking Vice President Joe Biden's advice on how to defend his property from car prowlers. Instead, the man will be prosecuted for obstructing a police officer. Jeffrey C. Barton, 53, made international news when he told journalists: "I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.
  • Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

    08/22/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 22,2014 | DL Cade
    National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.
  • [Video] NRA Goes After Michael Bloomberg by Name With New Video Calling Him Out

    08/21/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies ^ | August 20,2014 | NRA
    It looks like the NRA is taking the gloves off. No more beating around the bush. The National Rifle Association has released a new video calling out former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg directly.
  • Detective among 14 arrested in undercover prostitution sting

    08/20/2014 2:34:43 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    WOKV ^ | August 18,2014 | Romney Smith
    ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — An undercover prostitution sting led to 14 arrests at a hotel in St. Johns County.
  • Wild Pig Hunting Going Horribly Wrong [VIDEO]

    06/30/2014 3:00:36 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    patriotoutdoornews ^ | 06/30/2014 | patriotoutdoornews
    Outdoor fun!
  • John Deere Tractor vs. 1800s Steam Tractor

    05/17/2014 11:31:00 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 59 replies
    WIMP ^ | 5/17/14 | WIMP
    A modern John Deere tractor with 850 horsepower plays tug of war with an 1800s era steam tractor that has about 18 horsepower. While both are capable of getting an honest day's work done, there is only one that proves its dominance through sheer power.
  • Fleeing Florida Car Thief Hit Alligator, Crashed

    05/16/2014 5:07:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    SMOKING GUN ^ | 05/16,14 | SMOKING GUN
    A suspected auto thief was captured after the stolen car he was driving struck an alligator as the animal was crossing a Florida road, police report.

    05/14/2014 12:07:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    ME | 09/14/14 | swampsniper
    Just out of the hospital again and the freepathon is still running, GOOD GRIEF! Come on people, throw something in the potAfter a week or so of gradually filling up with snot, and postponing things as usual I got caught this past weekend and had to go get pumped out. I did learn something last time, didn't wait quite as long to start.I know there is gonna be at least one Who Cares About Your Snotty Lungs and didn't miss you anyway post, to you I can only say go take a laxative and come back when you feel better!...
  • Bundy Ranch Showdown Proves Militias Can Stop Government Excesses

    04/20/2014 2:39:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 54 replies
    JPFO ^ | April 19,2014 | Kurt Hofman
    When gun rights advocates explain that the Second Amendment exists to protect the people's last-ditch means of stopping an out-of-control government, a common reply from those who favor oppressive gun laws is that civilians, with our small arms, would have no chance against a military superpower like the U.S. They tell us that with tanks, stealth bombers, supersonic fighter jets, drones, helicopter gunships, etc., the military would crush any resistance by the people. (Oddly, this argument has apparently not yet convinced the Taliban to quit fighting.)

    04/03/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    rxrights ^ | april 03,2014 | rxrights
    There are a number of obstacles Americans will face this year related to access to affordable medicine. One of the most troublesome involves Section 708, a portion of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) passed in 2012. Section 708 requires the Secretary of Health Human Services (HHS) to establish rules regarding the seizure and destruction of imported medicines valued at $2500 or less. The proposed rules are set to be released on April 18. A minimum of 60 days review and comment period will follow. During this time, RxRights intends to mobilize our 75,000 members to respond on...
  • Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

    04/03/2014 1:21:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | april 03,2014 | Michael Zhang
    For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
  • 80 Amish people pick up house and move it

    04/02/2014 6:40:24 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | March 31,2014 | Mission to Amish People
  • Nikon Asked to Halt All D600 Sales in China After Scathing Nationally Televised Exposé

    03/17/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 17,2014 | DL CADE
    Nikon has probably had just about enough when it comes to the D600 and its sensor dust/oil issues. It started with user complaints, evolved to class action lawsuits from a number of different sources, and has now escalated to a full-on order by the Chinese government to stop D600 sales in China after a state-run television show featured a scathing exposé about the issue.
  • Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list

    03/08/2014 4:01:57 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list Connecticut has been making news due to their hastily passed gun registration laws. According to some sources as few as 15% of gun owners have actually registered their firearms. News Blogs have been warning state officials are talking about mass confiscations of the unregistered firearms. Plans for these confiscations hit a snag when a legislative intern dared to ask a question. “Who will be going door to door to take all the guns away?” asked the 21-year-old college senior. Reportedly multiple people...
  • Hawk Attacking Water Balloon at 4000FPS Makes for Some Incredible Footage

    03/07/2014 12:42:42 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 06,2014 | Gannon Burgett
    With the rise in popularity and drop in price of high speed cameras, more and more incredible footage is getting captured of events our human brain would otherwise be unable to see in such detail.
  • Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials

    03/05/2014 12:16:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 75 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 05,2014 | Gannon Burgett
    It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more heartbreaking — cats being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts.
  • The Incredible Story Behind the First Ever Photos of a Snow Leopard Making a Kill

    02/25/2014 6:22:03 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | February 24,2014 | DL CADE
    When it comes to wildlife photography, the Snow Leopard is almost unicorn-like. No, it’s not mythical, but it’s almost as hard to capture one of these infamous “gray ghosts of the Himalayas” on camera as it is to track down a creature that doesn’t actually exist.
  • VIDEO: Battleground Texas Illegally Copying Voter Data

    02/19/2014 3:24:43 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 19,2014 | VERITASVISUAL
    Shades of ACORN!
  • Kid stuck behind couch

    01/25/2014 7:07:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    WIMP.COM ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | WIMP
    A young boy is found standing behind a couch, pinned up against the wall. After he explains that he can't get out, his parents try to figure out exactly how he got back there as he sheepishly reveals the story.
  • Rush Limbaugh’s gatekeeper, ‘Snerdley,’ opens up

    01/18/2014 5:30:48 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | Jan 18, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    It takes a special kind of person to keep pace with the king of conservative talk radio, Rush Limbaugh. Long-time producer James Golden, aka “Bo Snerdley, accepted the challenge over 25 years ago, and he hasn’t had time to look back since.
  • Amazing German Designed Cat Climbing Furniture

    01/16/2014 3:02:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    HAUSPANTHER ^ | Jan 01, 2014 | HAUSPANTHER
    Talk about cat climbing heaven! This incredible line of handcrafted designer cat climbing furniture comes from German company Goldtatze, which seems to translate to “Gold Paw”, a fitting name since any cat who is given such luxurious accommodations is certainly living the good life!
  • 100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica

    12/27/2013 6:38:42 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 56 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | DEC 27,2013 | DL CADE
    Almost one hundred years after a group of explorers set out across the frozen landscape of Antarctica to set up supply depots for famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a box of 22 never-before-seen exposed but unprocessed negatives taken by the group’s photographer has been unearthed in one of those shacks, preserved in a block of ice.

    12/25/2013 12:05:15 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    self | DEC 25,2013 | swampsniper
    Just got around to opening mail, United Healthcare has signed me over to a new doctor.The battle begins tomorrow!

    12/24/2013 7:51:53 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 45 replies
    self | DEC 24,2013 | swampsniper
    Daughter Mary has to work tomorrow A.M. so we unwrapped presents this evening.The cats had a blast!
  • Obamacare Should Remind Us We Are Not 'Subjects,' We Are People

    12/19/2013 11:10:36 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.
  • SPREAD THE WORD: ClashDaily’s “Church Camo for Phil” This Sunday, Dec. 22

    12/19/2013 3:42:52 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
  • Mandela memorial service interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

    12/19/2013 3:54:13 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | DEC 18,2013 | FOX
    The man who sparked an international furor by offering bogus sign language interpretation at a major memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment.
  • Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’

    12/19/2013 2:15:28 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | DEC 18,2013 | DL CADE
    It’s common knowledge that the Giottos Rocket Blowers and the TSA don’t get along. In the past we’ve told you to just leave it at home unless you want it confiscated with no more reason than “it looks like a bomb.” But the reason photographer and Canon Rumors forum user Surapon got was a whole lot more entertaining than that.
  • Will the High River Canada Gun Grab Documentary Fall On Deaf Ears? ~ Video

    12/18/2013 4:06:59 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    AMMOLAND ^ | DEC 18,2013 | CSSA
    The documentary demonstrates chapter and verse that RCMP officers made some very bad decisions during the High River flood in late June. The source behind the orders that violated citizen’s rights remains unclear, but there was ample evidence that police lapsed into a pack mentality as they broke into private homes to confiscate firearms. Produced by the Canadian Shooting Sports Association.
  • Reports of erroneous WA health exchange debits

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    KGW.COM ^ | DEC 15,2013 | KGW
    For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it's causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts. Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative. “The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.

    11/12/2013 3:34:37 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    On an October morning back in 1973 I looked out across Salt Run and Conch Island and saw the superstructure of a ship towering over all.The beach in that area was quickly closed to the public but I was driving my 57 VW Beetle and made a run up the west side of Conch Island where I found a sand dune to perch on.The old Beetle ran oversize tires and I'd installed the cooling shroud and fan from a VW bus, the rig would go just about anywhere.I watched the salvage operation as much as could, never believed they could...

    09/30/2013 2:28:48 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 24 replies
    ME | SEPT. 30.2013 | swampsniper
    Got to looking at my 6 year old hard worked sometimes abused Sony A200. Large areas on the body finish are worn slick from handling, got some dust in the viewfinder, probably over 100,000 shutter clicks, although it was never made to be a pro camera it has done the job.It still works great, but one of these days it ain't gonna wake up!Found another copy that seems to have spent it's life in a sealed airtight bag, bought it with an extended warranty, 30 months total coverage.I have a little Nikon L110 but it's a toy, got to have...

    09/30/2013 10:28:57 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    ME | SEPT. 30.2013 | swampsniper
    I just couldn't let them down!! Robert -- This is the final notification of your member status before tonight’s Tea Party-inspired government shutdown over Obamacare. Name: Robert Supporter record: 00000 Suggested Support: $3.00 Here’s the latest: Speaker Boehner just went on the House floor and threw down the gauntlet. He actually claimed that the American people support the Republican plan to threaten a government shutdown over Obamacare. Unless Boehner has a change of heart in the next 11 hours, the United States government will shut down at midnight. Whatever happens tonight, we need to back up President Obama at this...
  • Jaguar Attacks Crocodile (SUPER VIKING KITTY)

    09/27/2013 1:30:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 60 replies
    Tough kitty!!

    09/25/2013 10:17:14 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    ME | August 25, 2013 | swampsniper
    I'm home after 4 days in the hospital. Some of my meds depress my immune system so when my temperature went through the roof Saturday night I hauled butt to the hospital. Been on IV antibiotics, feel a lot better. I just can't let it get ahead of me and get settled in my lungs.Right now I'm catching up on real food, (MOSTLY BANNED BY THE MEDICAL PROFESSION) and plan on getting some quality naps. SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC!!!
  • Fruit Cove man arrested for attempted murder

    08/25/2013 1:48:10 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies
    staugustinenews ^ | August 24, 2013 | staugustine
    At 1:00 p.m. today, Historic City News has learned that 29-year-old James Patrick Tadros, who resides at 1104 Hideaway Drive North in Fruit Cove, will face a judge in Duval County and be arraigned on charges of attempted murder, false imprisonment and criminal mischief; after an incident last night that sent police to Best Buy on Southside Boulevard near the Avenues Mall — strobe lights flashing and sirens blaring.

    08/23/2013 2:07:41 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 55 replies
    August 23, 2013 | ME
    Calliope has been around for awhile, been to the vet for the full treatment but she has been hiding under a bed most of the time.Today she discovered my den with it's kitty treats and a cool red laser to chase. My daughter won't be happy if her cat gets hijacked, LOLShe is about 5 months old, another rescue kitty.
  • Just Make Up An Address: Shady Anti-Gun Petitioners Caught Breaking Election Laws

    08/22/2013 4:59:36 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | August 22, 2013 | LaughingAtLiberals
    Democrat acting like a democrat!!

    08/21/2013 11:05:13 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 47 replies
    ME | August 21, 2013 | swampsniper
    Doctors appt. today, got a few shots while waiting for the bus ride home. Most of these Roseate Spoonbills are young birds, the adults were at the other end of the pond where I couldn't go today.
  • Photographer Flies His Drone Camera Into the Groom’s Head During a Bridal Shoot

    08/16/2013 8:46:21 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | August 16, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    Looking to incorporate drone photography and videography into your wedding photo packages? Make sure you’re a pro at flying the drone before getting it anywhere near your clients.