TECH WEBSITE: strictly no photography

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

http://www.strictlynophotography.com/about.php

strictly no photography

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About us

Strictly no photography is a photo-sharing site for photographs taken where you are not allowed to take them. From the inside of the Kremlin to Kensington palace, from art galleries to war zones. Here you can see everything you’ve ever wanted to see that you’re not supposed to. There are pictures that range from the ordinary to the profound. Whatever the content or the quality though we think that each one stands as a little piece of art in itself, as a little expression of personal liberty.
Our mission

To organize the world’s forbidden visual information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Contact

Our friendly team are always ready and willing to answer any questions you might have. You can contact us here.
The magic

What you can capture in the shot that’s not allowed is unique. It can be in the surreptitious nature of it’s blur taken at speed or on the move with a long exposure. It can be in the crooked framing, taken on the skew shot from the hip or over an onlooker’s shoulder. Shoot first then aim. Intriguing things seem to happen without the overriding intervention of the logical mind. The best shots are the ones loaded with the kind of flair and spontaneity that might never have been caught if you had thought too hard about it, if you’d had longer, if you were allowed. Oh, and remember to turn off the flash.

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Maybe it’s my self image as a James Dean rebel coming out!

(Don’t you think I look a little like him?)

I remember seeing such a sign on the Goethals Bridge here in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee. And, I thought “where do the get off making such a diktat”.

Push back. Snap a pic and send it it.

Viva la revolution!

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RANT: The Fair Tax ain’t fair

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2007/12/end_the_irs_get_the_fairtax_an.php

End the IRS: Get the FairTax and Get Your Whole Paycheck
December 24, 2007 | By Jack Yoest

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Mike Huckabee, “is the change agent the nation most needs.” From The Dallas Morning News endorsement from delegate rich Texas.

FairTax An example of this change Huckabee advocates is ending, eliminating, closing down a government agency: the Internal Revenue Service. The beloved IRS.

Kyle Hamilton is blogging on the FairTax on mymanmitt, founded by my good friend Justin Hart. They are skeptical of real tax change. Our competitors supporting Romney do not believe that real change is possible, or maybe not necessary.

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Sorry, but you’ve been duped. The Fair Tax ain’t fair. In a short comment it’s not possible to go into all the rationale for this statement, but lets just hit two points.

(1) Unless the Sixteenth Amendment is repealed prior to the implementation of the Fair Tax [and not the wimpy Congress passed law that promises to repeal it], you can be assured that we will have both the National Sales Tax / Fair Tax AND the income tax. We’ve been fooled many times — income tax only for the rich, social security will never taxable, IRAs never had RMDs at first, and many other “camels” that have stuck their nose in — why would you trust the politicians now?

(2) Taxation in any form is THEFT. By what moral authority does the majority impose this “theft”? If a tax isn’t truly voluntary, then it is coerced. This is supposed to be the “land of the free”. What a joke!

No, sorry, we are on the “road to serfdom”. The sheep are being enslaved by degrees. Our revolutionary “fore fathers” would be ashamed at what we have let happen to the American Experiment.

Sorry, but only Ron Paul is pointing the way out of this mess. You can nuke the IRS by cutting spending back to Clinton era numbers.

Without a fundamental revolution, the Fair Tax does NOTHING for the largest tax we pay — the Inflation Tax.

The Fair Tax is at best a flawed distraction — lipstick on one ugly pig — to take our eye off the ball.

Sorry, but I respectfully disagree.

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Ahh, the Socialists are in full bloom. Trying to steal Ron Paul’s thunder — end the IRS — while maintaining the status quo.

The empty suits of both parties are just that “empty suits” who want to keep the current system going along.

If you don’t solve the problem of “honest money”, nothing else matters. If you don’t solve the problem of “Congressional spending”, nothing else matters. If you don’t solve the problem of “unfunded entitlements”, nothing else matters.

If Ron Paul doesn’t get the nod, then we are in the run away elevator to the bottom. Right next to the Roman Empire. And, all the broken dreams of freedom.

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INTERESTING: The “Christmas truce”

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

http://www.refdesk.com

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: from The Free Dictionary
The “Christmas Truce” of World War I (1914)

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The “Christmas truce” of 1914, which took place between British and German troops stationed on the Western Front of WWI, left a lasting legacy of mutual respect, kindness, and honor. The unofficial cease-fire began after British troops responded to German caroling with Christmas songs of their own.

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Like the End of Prohibition due to Jury Nullification, all we need are a few good men to step up and say “no”. If you read the whole entry, then imho there must be a special place in hell for the “leaders” who prevented Peace from breaking out.

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