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  • Horsemaning Dominates as Next Level of Planking (PHOTOS)

    08/15/2011 6:03:59 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 15AUG2011 | IB Times Staff Reporter
    "Horsemaning," or fake beheading, involves posing two people so that they appear to be a single body with a detached head -- and is a revival of a photography fad popular in the 1920s. It is thought that the name comes from the Headless Horseman, an evil character from Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Horsemaning is currently experiencing a revival and has become a Facebook sensation like planking, owling or cone-ing. Horsemaning requires two individuals, one laying with their head back and hidden and the other exposing only their head in the picture. If done correctly, horsemaning produces...
  • Carney: Fallen SEALS photo was controlled release

    08/10/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/11 | Charlie Spiering
    When the coffins of the fallen Navy SEALS came back to US soil, the Pentagon and the White House closed the event to the press.That's understandable. After all, the Bush administration made similar restrictions for such ceremonies, although Obama overturned the policy.The press complied as well, but when the White House released a photo yesterday of President Obama saluting the coffins at the ceremony, they raised their eyebrows.When Associated Press reporter Ben Feller asked about the photo today at the White House Press briefing, Carney answered:
  • Tina Brown defends 'crazy eyes' cover as Newsweek accused of sexism

    08/09/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:37 PM on 9th August 2011 | By Mike O'brien
    The buzz about Michele Bachmann's crazy eyes photo on the cover of Newsweek refused to go away on Tuesday, a day after the magazine came out. Editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast Tina Brown defended the photo on Twitter. Her one-line response was simply: 'Michele Bachmann’s intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now and Newsweek’s cover captures that.'
  • Michael Yon's Photos - Wall Photos

    08/08/2011 8:10:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | Michael Yon
    Our New American Writes Earlier I posted a photo of a Female Engagement Team (FET). One of the FET members is a new American from Iraq. Zena joined the US Army. Zena writes: "Zena Admounabdfany: I love this photo of us Mr. Yon!! Thank you for welcoming me to USA. I love, enjoy and appreciate every second of my life in USA! God bless our nation! It was great working with you in that mission." and: "Zena Admounabdfany: I am honored to be part of the greatest army in the world beside the bravest soldiers ever."

    07/16/2011 4:03:12 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 109 replies · 1+ views
    self | July 16, 2011 | swampsniper
    In 4 hours and 15 minutes I will mark my 7th anniversary oN Free Republic.JimRob and all of you, you are part of my extended family now and I am deeply honored to know you.And, THE RAIN CAME AND FILLED UP THE POND AGAIN!!!
  • U.S. Archives Photo History of Expulsion of Jews from Jerusalem

    07/11/2011 9:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Every now and then, a treasure is unearthed not by archaeologists digging in the ground, but by historians and others seeking information among the stacks of books in a library. Writer and analyst Lenny Ben David was doing exactly that when he came across a massive Library of Congress photo archive of life in Palestine, circa early 1900s. Prior to its rebirth as a commonwealth, the lands of the State of Israel were all referred to as Palestine by the British. Ben David, a former diplomat and lobbyist, writes on his blog, “As I skimmed through the pictures, one theme...
  • Caption this Photo (Clinton, Weiner, Sharpton)

  • Neighborhood reels in wake of death after teen gunned down at Brooklyn beach (graphic photo)

    06/10/2011 10:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | KEVIN FASICK, JENNIFER BAIN and ERIN CALABRESE
    Weeping, grief-stricken mourners today are pouring into the Harlem home of a vivacious 16-year-old girl gunned down in a senseless bloodbath at a Brooklyn beach where thousands of kids had gathered to enjoy a hot and sunny day off from school. High schooler Tysha Jones had been frolicking at Brighton Beach and joking and laughing with friends on the boardwalk when she was caught in a senseless hailstorm of bullets fired into the youthful crowd around 5:20 p.m. yesterday. She died later at Coney Island Hospital.

    06/04/2011 12:11:06 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    self | June 04, 2011 | swampsniper
    I got out early today, got to beat the heat. This years new birds are starting to show up, the young Yellow Crowned Night Heron looks to be right out of the nest.Yellow Crowns aren't uncommon, they're just shy and wild so they aren't seen as much as the other herons and egrets. Tricolored heron, Egretta tricolor Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Nyctanassa violacea, immature, just out of the nest Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Nyctanassa violacea Great Egret Ardea alba Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Gigapan: Huge Pano of Dubai, Zoom in To Explore.

    05/31/2011 2:57:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Gigapan ^ | 5/31/2011 | Gigapan
    Linky Here Gigapan Homepage Linky Here The GigaPanSM process allows users to upload, share, and explore brilliant gigapixel+ panoramas from around the globe. Anyone with a regular digital camera and stitching software can upload. Free to join and post.
  • Caption This Photo (Barry and Michelle My Belle)

    05/29/2011 8:49:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 143 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and first lady Michelle Obama react as the car carrying Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,
  • In-flight iPhone snaps Space Shuttle launch

    05/17/2011 7:50:28 AM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 25 replies
    The Unofficial Apple Weblog ^ | May 17, 2011 | Chris Rawson
    The picture at right isn't something you see every day, and it's something there'll only be one more chance to capture: a Space Shuttle launch photographed from an in-flight passenger jet. Stefanie Gordon shot this image of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's launch with her iPhone as her plane descended for a landing. The shot itself is a rare enough event, but what happened next was an eye-opener for the photographer. According to Mashable, within a few hours of uploading the launch pics to Twitter from her iPhone, Stephanie was getting phone calls from ABC, CNBC and the BBC. Her...
  • Caption this Photo

    A child stands in front of anti-government protesters as they pray during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
  • Caption this photo

    05/15/2011 1:02:13 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 73 replies
    Roblog | May 15, 2011 | Dubya
    Please caption this photo in the comments. Best caption wins 100 internets!
  • shanghai_1990_vs_2010.jpg

    05/11/2011 8:20:09 AM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies ^ | 07.02.11 |
  • Back to being a wuss - no OBL picture (update)

    05/05/2011 4:36:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    Black Five ^ | 5-4-11 | McQ
    I honestly don't get this. Why in the world does Obama think that showing a photo of a dead OBL is akin to "spiking the football" and will only do harm, no good? The apparent thinking is that showing such a picture will inflame the jihadists and have them seeking revenge? Like flying into Pakistan, assaulting Osama’s house, killing him, his son and sundry others and dumping OBL in the ocean won’t? Reuters, by the way, has released 9 photos of the aftermath of the raid, including shots of 3 bodies. If you’re averse to blood and gore skip the...
  • Profiles in Incompetence

    05/05/2011 8:23:30 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 3 replies ^ | 5/5/11 | Joy Tiz
    The sixteen hours Obama spent goofing off while our magnificent SEALS had to wait around for what should have been the ultimate no brainer should have been spent doing at least a minimum of planning. Sending in the SEALS without a plan for the aftermath is what has enabled the Obama administration to turn a great moment into a typical Obama train wreck. Did no one in the administration bother to consider the possibility that the photos could become an issue? First, we were told the government would release the photo of the results of Navy SEALS vs bin Laden....
  • Sen. Scott Brown fooled by picture of bin Laden corpse

    05/05/2011 4:49:11 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies ^ | Updated: Thursday, 05 May 2011, 7:28 AM EDT Read more: | Gene Lavanchy
    (FOX 25 / - Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown declared on the Fox 25 Morning News Wednesday that he had seen proof that Osama bin Laden was dead. Hours later, he was back tracking. It turns out the picture was a fake, and it now appears he wasn’t the only senator fooled by it. When asked if the photo should be released, Brown said: “If it's for informational purposes, to serve a specific goal, then possibly. Listen, I’ve seen the picture. He’s definitely dead, and if there's any conspiracy theories out there, you should put them to rest, ok? He...
  • Vanity: The New Self-Imposed "No Inflammatory Images" Liberal Rule (Yes To Abu Ghraib, No To Osama)

    05/04/2011 12:03:11 PM PDT · by torchthemummy · 6 replies
    Torch The Mummy | 05/04/11 | Torch The Mummy
    Sorry for the vanity: This new rule of "No Inflammatory Images" applies now not just to the Democrats but to every media outlet that supports the decision. The big question is how after ten years and countless operations in search for Osama we somehow didn't have a contingency plan that took into account how the release of such death photos would be done to mollify the Muslim world. Obviously we must not have had one since Obama & Co stated not only would photos and a video of the burial be forthcoming but in fact just yesterday Leon Panetta stated...
  • Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    05/04/2011 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2011 | Steve Clemons.
    President Obama has decided not to release any photos of Usama bin Laden's dead body, Fox News confirms, amid concern that doing so could inflame sentiment against U.S. troops. The president revealed his decision during an interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes." A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Obama had decided against the release. The announcement follows a charged debate on whether the risk might outweigh the benefit if any images or video are released showing bin Laden after he was fatally shot by U.S. forces.
  • White House split over release of gruesome pictures of Bin Laden's mangled corpse

    05/04/2011 8:57:26 AM PDT · by 240B · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:52 PM on 4th May 2011 | By Oliver Tree and Neil Sears
    Taliban demands to see proof of Al Qaeda leader's death White House may also release video of his burial at sea Three sets of photos taken - during raid, at Afghanistan airbase and at sea U.S. used 'multiple means' to identify Bin Laden One report said he had a 'massive head wound above his left eye, with brains and blood visible' The White House was today split on whether to release the gruesome pictures of Bin Laden's corpse as conspiracy theorists and the Read more:
  • Some Details of the bin Laden Raid (WARNING: Bin Laden Death Photo. GRAPHIC) [fake, but accurate]

    05/02/2011 12:50:20 PM PDT · by FReepaholic · 44 replies ^ | 5/2/2011 | Unknown
    Some Details of the bin Laden Raid
  • Caption this Photo: Obama

    04/30/2011 3:18:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies · 1+ views
    REUTERS/Larry Downing ^ | April 29, 2011
    U.S. President Barack Obama receives an honorary Associates of Science degree from President of Miami Dade College Eduardo Padron (L) during the commencement ceremony for Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.

    04/20/2011 6:07:13 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    SELF | April 20, 2011 | swampsniper
    Only one more week of basic training for my grandson, then he's off to Arkansas for computer school.This is from Fort Benning, I scanned it from wallet size.
  • Still Going That Extra Smile: The Baby Seen Grinning In The Womb [Show This To Feinstein & Boxer]

    04/10/2011 9:33:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 09, 2011 | SOPHIE BORLAND
    Still Going That Extra Smile: The Baby Seen Grinning In The Womb SOPHIE BORLAND 10th April 2011 It's hardly surprising that baby Joseph Henry keeps smiling – he’s been doing it since long before he was born. As the Daily Mail revealed in October, Joseph wore an unmistakable grin in a scan taken when his mother was only 17 weeks pregnant. [Pics in URL] And as this delightful picture of him at almost three months old shows, practice makes perfect. Happy chappie: Joseph at almost three months - and still smiling His parents Sam and Louise say he is very...
  • Zippity Doo Dah

    03/26/2011 2:13:07 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 59 replies
    CABBAGE HAMMOCK, FLORIDA | March 26, 2011 | swampsniper
    Zippity Doo Dah Zippity Ay My oh my What a wonderful day. Plenty of sunshine Comin' my way. Zippity Doo Dah Zippity Ay Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder, It's the truth; It's actual; Everything is satisfactual. Zippity Doo Dah Zippity Ay Wonderful feeling, Wonderful day!

    03/24/2011 2:31:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    SELF | March 24, 2011 | swampsniper
    At low tide the mudflats of the saltmarsh will have large areas covered by colonies of little Fiddler crabs, the males busy waving the larger of their claws to lure females to his burrow. Fiddler crabs dig down a foot or so, the burrow curves as it descends.The White Ibis has a curving beak, how convenient is that?It was about high tide when I got to the marsh, this White Ibis was the only moving thing in sight. It was putting down those Fiddlers like popcorn. The Ibis are pairing off ready to nest now, but this one was all...

    03/19/2011 3:46:37 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 116 replies
    SELF | March 19, 2011 | swampsniper
    When the Cottonmouth Mocassins come out you know it's really Spring!

    03/17/2011 2:41:38 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    SELF | March 17, 2011 | swampsniper
    I spent some time at the St. John's County Arboretum today, by next week it's going to explode with blossoms. The annual garden show is less than a month from now, my friend the master gardener is working hard to get things ready.Some of these shots are of the same flowers as my last posting but they're all new from today. More variety is on the way
  • Voter photo ID bill for NC unveiled in House (RAT Easley's crimes included)

    03/15/2011 10:37:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Reflector ^ | 3/15/11
    Voter photo ID bill for NC unveiled in HouseThe Associated Press Tuesday, March 15, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill requiring voters to show valid photo identification to a cast ballot in North Carolina also contains campaign finance rules, some of which were added in response to the investigation of former Gov. Mike Easley's campaign. The measure filed in the House by three Republicans on Monday says anyone who wants to vote in person would have to show one of eight valid photo ID cards. They include a driver's license, U.S. passport and new voter identification cards that would...

    03/13/2011 7:33:16 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    SELF | March 13, 2011 | swampsniper
    Down in the upper 30s ar night but near 70 in the daytime and things are popping out all over. The little pear trees are blooming like never before.The annual flower and garden show starts this coming wek at the St. John's County Arboretum. There is always enough pretty stuff there to keep a camera working. It's almost Easter, Freeper folks!

    03/09/2011 2:26:38 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    SELF | March 09, 2011 | swampsniper
    A little bit of rain and a lot of sunshine makes things start happening around here. A Great Egret was fishing the lake when I got there but the Great Blue Heron chased it off. They are about the same size but the Great Blue is a lot more aggressive, they will claim and dominate a stretch of water. They make exceptions, the Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons and Tricolor Herons don't eat the same diet as the Great Blue so they are often tolerated.The Red Shouldered Hawk is a little late this year but it's likely one of the...
  • Starting to Look Like Spring!

    03/06/2011 8:55:08 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    SELF | March 06, 2011 | swampsniper
    Something for all you frozen Northern Freepers to look forward to!Hang in there, Spring is coming!

    03/01/2011 4:52:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    SELF | March 01, 2011 | swampsniper
    I got to the little pond just as the tide was starting in, nothing there yet but the Great egrets and Snowy egrets were fishing way out in the marsh. Nothing came in close but one Great egret. I moved back toward the pond and the White ibis came busting in. The Ibis feed further up in the cordgrass and Spartina than the egrets, they seem to wait until the tide gets up in the vegetation some before they feed. There is a cold front coming in, gray skies and spitting rain all day.
  • THE 35mm PROJECT

    02/25/2011 1:24:07 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 58 replies
    SELF | Feb 25, 2011 | swampsniper
    Several months ago I found a Minolta XG-M from the early 80s in a thrift shop, for 5 bucks. It cleaned up really pretty but needed light seals and a mirror damper to really be back in shape.It's ready to go now, maybe it will make another 25 or 30 years.I used Kodak Hi Def 400 for these, Walmart developed the film and I scanned the negatives with my Epson scanner.

    02/22/2011 3:44:28 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    SELF | Feb 22, 2011 | swampsniper
    There is water in the pond and the Snowy Egrets can bathe again. From the look of their plumage pairing off and nest building time is almost here. The yellow lore ahead of the eye will turn crimson when hormones reach a peak, some red is starting to show now.I've missed my little pond, it's been dry too much this winter. The birds could ice skate on it last year, nothing but frozen mud on the cold days this year.

    02/20/2011 8:45:07 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 56 replies
    SELF | Feb.20, 2011 | swampsniper
    The Daffodils are popping, the bees are busy and the birds are almost ready to pair off and build nests. Today, in sunny St. John's County Florida.

    02/14/2011 6:32:36 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 47 replies
    SELF | Feb.14, 2011 | swampsniper
    I came home from the gator farm one day last April hot, tired and ready for a nap. I dumped the memory cards to my remote hard drive for later. I only ever processed one of the 2 folders, just now stumbled over the other one.It's almost time to go back again!From last April.

    02/11/2011 11:10:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    SELF | Feb.12, 2011 | swampsniper
    I caught the big boy on his throne. This from the Sony and another old Minolta lens, a 35-70 f4. It was a kit lens in 1985 and makes today's kit lenses look like they came with a Happy Meal! I made a flash diffuser from the bottom of a plastic rubbing alcohol bottle, something to experiment with! Grandson is leaving Tuesday for basic training and things will really be too quiet and boring around here.

    02/10/2011 5:25:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    SELF | Feb.10, 2011 | swampsniper
    Pandora and Loki in action.

    02/08/2011 9:08:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    SELF | Feb.08, 2011 | swampsniper
    With my Minolta 50mm f1.4.I like it! It's good for another 26 years.

    01/30/2011 10:11:44 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    SELF | Jan 31, 2011 | swampsniper
    Her name really is Pandora and after I chased her around the house for a while she jumped in her box. She doesn't like cameras, maybe the box makes her feel invisible.Got this with another Minolta legacy lens, the 35-70 f4. It is a super little lens, 26 years old and going strong.

    01/29/2011 2:12:08 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 78 replies
    SELF | Jan 29, 2011 | swampsniper
    Another cat from the ditch. She was a busy kitten, so busy that my daughter started saying "here comes trouble". The name stuck. She isn't a cooperative model, got to chase her all over the place.

    01/26/2011 12:25:50 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    SELF | Jan 26, 2011 | swampsniper
    "Who are you talking to?" said the King, coming up to Alice, and looking at the Cat's head with great curiosity. "It's a friend of mine – a Cheshire cat," said Alice: "allow me to introduce it." "I don't like the look of it at all," said the King, "however, it may kiss my hand, if it likes." "I rather not," the Cat remarked. "Don't be impertinent," said the King, "and don't look at me like that!"

    01/23/2011 11:44:47 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 81 replies
    Jan 23, 2011 | swampsniper
    Still stuck in here with the cat, but, I started new meds Tuesday and my BP is stable. I was getting dizzy spells, fell on my butt one time, so I didn't want to go too far. I need to go hunt up some birds!These are all shots of Missy, easy to shoot, she is comatose much of the time and glued to the top of my computer. These are all with one or the other of my old Minolta lenses on the Sony A-200. The lenses date from 1983 to 1985, built to last for sure. I have 4,...
  • Eerie Image Captured in Woods - Deer Stand Camera Snaps Bizarre Animal

    12/09/2010 9:43:16 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 236 replies · 17+ views ^ | 12/09/2010 | wvla
    BERWICK, Louisiana (WVLA) - A deer hunter captures a spooky image wandering through the Louisiana woods at night. A hunter near Baton Rouge says he found this freaky photo on his deer stand camera. The hunting camera was broken but the memory card was still there and so was this bizarre image. It looks like a cross between a human and an animal, with long slender appendages and glowing eyes. The hunter says he just hopes it's a vegetarian, if he runs into it in the woods again.
  • Mystery Marine in iconic WWII photo is identified by his own Afton, Minn., daughter

    11/30/2010 9:23:59 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 33 replies · 2+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-30-10 | Jim Carney
    Jim Carney Akron Beacon Journal A mystery that was decades in the making ended with just one glance. The daughter of the World War II Marine took one look at her computer screen and recognized him. "Oh, my God, that is my dad," said Becky Thursby Cardarella of Afton, Minn. She knew right away that the man in the iconic black-and-white photo was her father, Marine Pfc. Gerald Paul Thursby Sr., crouching next to another Marine during the battle of Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944.
  • Photo: Obama Uses Teleprompter in (his own) Task Force Meeting - CAPTION!

    10/29/2010 11:23:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 10/28/10 | The Maha
    Photo: Obama Uses Prompter in Task Force Meeting RUSH: I've got a picture of it. Here is a picture of Obama addressing his own Middle Class Task Force using a teleprompter. Right here, Snerdley. "Obama addresses dozen members of Middle Class Task Force," and there's the teleprompter. I see the teleprompter screens, and I see Larry Summers sitting around here and some of the other people. It looks like... Well, I can't tell who, but there are 12 of them. Biden was in charge of it, and there you have it. Middle Class Task Force, one of his own subgroups,...
  • Caption this Photo

    10/17/2010 3:49:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 76 replies
    AP ^ | October 16, 2010
  • President Obama stumps for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (really creepy Obama photo)

    10/17/2010 5:21:53 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 72 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/16/10 | Roger Leo
    Barack Obama the vigorous campaigner showed up at a rally for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in Boston on Saturday...