But, Is It True?

February 24th, 2018
RT

RT screenshot

Above is part of a screenshot from a RT.com story about Russian meddling in 2016 USA Presidential Election.

Yes, it’s from RT, the Russian-run news organization.  That fact will be pointed out by many of its critic as if the information has to be false propaganda.

After spending over 35  years in journalism, I’ve found that no news organizations can be 100% trusted.  Not the New York Time, Washington Post, CNN, RT nor any other should one believe without verification from multiple sellers of “truth.”

If the Russians did try to meddle in out 2016 election, what’s the big deal?  The USA government routinely tries to direct the outcomes of elections around the world.  It has shown the world how to manipulate foreign elections, and overthrow other governments with dirty tricks. And if gentle persuasion doesn’t work, then military intervention in the name of freedom, democracy and humanitarian efforts is always on the table.

So folks in this country should stop worrying about the Russians “attacking our democracy.”  Their spy agencies would be irresponsible if they didn’t.  Our spy agencies have shown how successful they are in manipulating foreign election outcomes for years.

The RT.com story is true.  The USA is a like  pot which calls the kettle black.

 

 

*Editor’s note: The front page picture of Libyan leader Qaddafi, brutally murdered, has to do with Hillary Clinton’s bloody hands overthrowing a stable African country. Qadaffi  decided to move from the dollar as currency.  He made the mistake of giving up his “weapons of mass destruction”, something the young boy in North Korea realized would be a mistake.  That’s not being able to protect his country or at least fight back.

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I Couldn’t Let It Go

February 23rd, 2018
Puerto Rico

Seen on Facebook

This was something I saved months ago when the storm devastated Puerto Rico.  Even though it’s old news, it’s still applicable to one individual most of us know.

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Spring Coming Soon

February 21st, 2018
trees

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

More new trees being planted before Spring.

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A Better Camera

February 20th, 2018
drone

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Well, I’ve come to the conclusion for the need of another drone, one with a better camera.  The drone served my well but I expect better images than I’m getting.

For one thing the drone has a fixed focal length lens. That fish-eye  look is getting tired.  Softness outside center of images doesn’t help either.

Yuneec, my present drone company, has another drone with a zoom lens.  And the lens is made by Panasonic

 

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Wait For It!

February 19th, 2018
fence

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

 

It looks like the empty field at corner of Heritage Shores Dr. and Wood Duck Dr. may start to see development in the near future. That’s over by the back entrance not far from Champions Way. Once we see pipes sticking out the ground we’ll know for sure.

Wait for it.

 

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Don’t Get Mad, Get Even

February 18th, 2018
locker

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

The  home owners association was  giving me grief about painting my curbside mailbox. 11 years of weathering has aged the black paint. None is peeling but the paint is just starting to grey a bit. The HOA recently sent me a certified letter as a warning. So in the past few days, once it stopped raining and temperature were above 50 degrees, I spray painted the mailbox.

Hopefully the HOA will see fit to fix the MANY broken locks seen in mens locker room of the Health and Wellness Center.  It’s not just the tags. Many of  the keys don’t secure the lockers because the lock mechanisms no longer work.

Maybe I should send them a certified letter with the above picture 🙂

 

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New Plate

February 17th, 2018
plate

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

I saw this license plate in parking lot of the Seaford DE Food Lion.  This adds to my photographic collection of customized, a.k.a  “vanity” plates.

 

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Finally, Something Thoughtful

February 17th, 2018
shooting

Boing Boing post on Facebook

 

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Sugar Beet Market Focus Group

February 17th, 2018
focus

Photograhy by E.W. Faircloth

That’s Dottie Harper giving a presentation during a focus group to help business in the Sugar Beet Market of Heritage Shores.

 

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Half Staff Response

February 16th, 2018
flags

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Our flags were at half staff today in response to the latest mass shooting in the USA.  The scene this time was in a Parkland FL  high school with toll so far up to 17.

CNN as many other news outfit are going full tilt with the usual coverage.  It’s the same stories they do after each mass shooting, only the names of people and places change.  You know, the shooter’s profile, folks running for their lives, eye witness accounts of folks running for their lives,  the heroes who saved folks running for their lives,  the type of automatic weapon(s) used, what the President had to say, the memorial services, and such.   This sort of coverage, as far as I’m  concerned, has only numbed citizens to such painful events.

And now after every mass shooting flags are lowered to half staff.  While this may help the nation grieve it isn’t stopping these mass shootings.

I have an idea.  After having lowered our flags a number of times, isn’t about time to also lower the number of automatic weapons in the country?

 

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