Archive for April 2010

Mountain Cat

Sharp focus of both near and distant objects requires a lens with a small f-stop, at least f/22 or even f/32. Most point and shoot digital cameras will stop down to only f/8 or maybe f/11. A DSLR is generally required to get this shot, with a lens such as this one which will go…

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Boeing 767 Autolanding In Brussels

This video shows what it looks like out the front window of a Boeing 767 landing in Brussels when the ceiling is right on the ground and the visibility is about 200 meters or 656 feet. At landing speed that distance is covered in about 2.5 seconds. The runway is not visible until the nose…

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Vote For Liberty — Defeat Tyranny

I once lived in Pennsylvania for a couple of years and I hold a special affection for the State. Tim Burns is trying to capture the Congressional seat formerly held by the vile John Murtha (for 36 years). The primary is May 18. This video is powerful:

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Obama’s Envy

Speaking in Quincy, Ill yesterday Obama said, “We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” Maybe you thought you would decide for yourself when you’ve made enough money. Maybe you thought that your entirely…

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Sinking of the Horizon

11 people still missing, 126 escaped without serious injury, which attests to how well trained the crew was in emergency evacuation. Click any photo to enlarge.

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Obama’s Contempt For Israel — And Jews?

I’ve written quite a few times about Obama’s contempt for Israel. Here’s a list that even shocks me in it’s length: Netanyahu Should Tell Obama to Go Pound Sand Reaction to Obama’s Rude Treatment of Bibi Netanyahu Congress to Obama — Grow Up 2010 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion More On American Jewish Support…

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Liberals Try To Play The Violence Card

In case you missed it Rush Limbaugh had a column in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal that is now available at Opinion Journal. In Liberals Play the Violence Card Rush takes on Bill Clinton’s “celebration” of the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Building by Timothy McVeigh. Ordinary people will commemorate…

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Governor Culver Will Sign The Iowa CCW Improvements Bill

Two weeks ago I reported this: SF 2379 has been approved by overwhelming majorities in the both the House and Senate in Iowa and awaits the governor’s signature. It will make Iowa another “shall issue” state and all out-of-state permits will be recognized. It will also make open carry legal with a CCW permit. This…

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Arizona’s New Immigration Law

UPDATE 4/26: Activists Amplify Arizona Act, Accelerating Attrition Aftermath I think the biggest impact of the new law won’t actually be in its implementation; rather, the hyperbolic fear-mongering by the bill’s opponents will actually amplify its effect far beyond anything the sponsors could have wished for. The bill on its own obviously isn’t going to…

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Natural Justice

Dashboard video from a January traffic stop in Hamilton, Montana that ended in gunfire. A coroner’s jury ruled on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, that Hamilton Police Officer Ross Jessop was justified in shooting Raymond Thane Davis. Davis was shot following what began as a routine traffic stop just before 2 a.m. on Jan. 2nd in…

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