Desert Dueler

Desert Dueler

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2017-11-22 08:56:20

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to keep you updated and in the loop about the drug wars and the real terrorists

to keep you updated and in the loop about the drug wars and the real terrorists

any of my friends and hitback contacts and associates already know that i’m anti-pharmaceutical.

my reasons for this are that any major changes in the metabolic system are damaging to the overall etheric control system. more so than alcohol or marijuana, pharmaceutical drugs rearrange the body’s systems and oftentimes never address the true problems. but because the side effects like dizziness can sometimes also translate to "i felt so fking high and wonderful", these drugs persist inside even very conservative circles.

put it this way, the drug cartels contribute to ALL tomorrow’s parties.

anyway, the following is an article from yahoo that is based on post-teenage confessions of really inappropriate and life/system threatening behavior.

check it out:

"Teens are taking painkillers, mainly highly addictive opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin, from medicine cabinets in their own homes, said Dr. Petros Levounis, director of the Addiction Institute of New York in Manhattan.
"They’re getting these prescription pills from parents or grandparents," Levounis said. "Say I go to the dentist for a tooth extraction and I get 30 painkillers and maybe take one. My granddaughter could go into my medicine cabinet without me knowing and bring the rest of the pills to a party."
A recent report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that each year, more people die from prescription painkiller overdoses than from heroin and cocaine overdoses combined. "

and how many people are dying from marijuana, pray tell?
oh, is it still ZERO deaths, lol!!!!
ZERO deaths (and yes, i’m not counting cartel deaths, and the forced black market related casualties — those only exist because this nation won’t grow up past this debate since its such a great cover for the real baddies)
3 New Dangerous Drug Habits in Teens
1= energy drinks
2= huffing "dust off" a computer product with a real kick of a high that lasts up to a few minutes
3= pharma parties

all corporations

Posted by torbakhopper on 2012-02-18 00:15:14

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back to basics

back to basics

Had a hard drive crash the weekend before last and was without my main computer until yesterday. So no scanning or proper editing for a week.

It never really registered before how much time, effort and general piss-fartery goes into processing a photo. Especially a film frame, where even if I didn’t edit the tones (in which case, why shoot film in the first place?) there’d still be the scanning and dust spotting to do.

So I went for a wander last night with the camera that got me started back in 2004: the Fujifilm S5500. Four megapixels of obsolete noisy-sensor goodness, with an LCD the size of a postage stamp, a cheesy 10x superzoom lens, and no proper viewfinder or workable manual focus. But it does have a tripod mount, self-timer and manual exposure mode, so it can do long exposures. Well, up to 15 seconds anyway. And it weighs nothing and makes these cute little beeping sounds just like R2-D2.

After wandering around for an hour I had five or six usable photos, and within an hour of getting home I had three photos in a finished state. Shooting JPGs helped a lot, as it forced me to get the exposure right at the time and limited me to very minimal editing. If I’d gone out with a film rig I’d have gotten maybe two or three shots in the same time. Then they’d sit in the camera for a week or so until I finished the roll, then they’d need developing, and then there would be scanning, processing and dust spotting.

So am I reverting back to doing everything on a little digicam? Not likely. It was impossible to do selective focus on anything that wasn’t in the middle of the frame, and I’d eventually go nuts without an optical viewfinder. Besides, I like all the piss-fartery of processing. The camera is a magic box that does all the work of painting the basic image for you – without real input into the interpretation of that basic image, I’m only half a photographer. It sure speeds things up if you skip that step though – so maybe those "straight out of the camera" purist types are onto something, if only from a productivity point of view.

Posted by mugley on 2010-06-01 07:44:06

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