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The big impact! (explored)
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Image by Sina Farhat
Fotosöndag tema: Enskilt

I was struggling to find a good subject and so i returned to a subject i just recently started experimenting with: frozen water drops in a glass of water that is red thanks to a couple of spoons of beetroot juice (rödbeta saft)

After the previous attempt where i used the camera shutterspeed to get the desired effect i decided to use the powersetting on my Canon 580 EX II flash in manual mode to freeze the motion of the drop and by doing so i was able to keep my iso down to 100 and created a cleaner raw file.

The camera is mounted on a tripod, a remote shutter is also used to get as little camera shake as possible.
I mounted two extension tube rings (number one and two) on my Nikkor 105mm 2.5 tele lens in order to get the correct magnification i needed. I then set the aperture to f16 to get enough area of sharpness.
The flash was set to 1:1 power setting (equals to a 1/1000 of second shutter speed)
Using the drip part of my coffee maker i started to bombard the glass with water drops and 30+ frames later this was created!

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Image by Adventures of KM&G-Morris
He always asks when I post a really nice photo if it’s one he took. This time I’ll tell him yes! I was downloading files from the memory sticks and this just caught my eye. He always wants to get the birds (like I do) but he’s not as quick since he’s only in the past few months been using an SLR and trying to learn. It takes time. On the other hand, he definitely sees the beauty that surrounds us and I think he did a great job of capturing it in Mercer Gardens a couple of weeks ago.

Toronto Zoo
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Image by Robert Scott Photography
Another of the Tiger posted below. This guy seems to be quite old, and I can’t tell weather his teeth have been filed down or have just become that way from his many years of life.

I love this photograph because you can see the Tiger’s age, but I still think my Tiger Yawn photograph from Bergeron’s Wild Animal Sanctuary is much clearer and better composed: flickr.com/photos/rsdreamphotos/2517666068/

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2nd Citizens Choice 2
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June 19, 2010 marked the 29th consecutive month of peaceful global protests against the scientology cult. Clearwater went with a second citizen’s choice theme. A 22 year citizen of Clearwater came by to talk to us and told the tale of how Clearwater tried to fight the cult in the beginning but then "sold their soul to the devil". The disgusted citizen then threw his arms out wide and said "when you sell your soul to the devil this is what you get!" indicating a downtown largely deserted and with the cult itself owning the vast majority of it.

Pre-jacket theft with the cult’s Ft. Harrison and a Sea Org member in the background.

This month the cult showed it’s true criminal nature by having one of their teens who was a plant in the protest group commit theft by stealing a scientology volunteer ministers jacket which had been a gift form an ex-cultist to a Clearwater Anon. The plant asked if he could wear it for one protest march, the owner unwisely said okay. Very quickly in to the march the plant tells me he’s going to run and grab his brother (who was always with him at the two other protests they attended) and he’ll meet us at the intersection we were enroute to.

I said okay, but leave the jacket. You can put it back on when you return. He said I’ll only be a minute. I said no, we don’t know you well enough to let you ride off with it on your bike. He says I don’t want to take it off so I’ll just come with you and call my brother. Then as soon as I turned my back on him to cross the street he sped off on his bike as fast as he could go. A police report was filed for theft of property.

I was very suspicions about those two since the first time they showed up to a protest in March of this year. Their stories simply did not add up. As one example: a teen who says he doesn’t go on the internet while feverishly fiddling with a blackberry at every opportunity. As the disgusted Clearwater Police Officer said when I told him of my earlier suspicions "well you were right!"

These are the two scilon plants we had dubbed "the bike twins" who claimed to be brothers. The one on the right is the one who stole the jacket: www.flickr.com/photos/anonymous9000/4529262252/ And the one in the background here with the VM backpack:
www.flickr.com/photos/anonymous9000/4528621829/

And this telling video compilation from this and a past protest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDvT7T1yJIo&feature=player_em…

We still have the cult VM backpack we were given at the same time as the jacket and the cult will be seeing a lot more of that at future protests. We protested an extra hour this day and some of the protestors vowed to protest several days in a row this week as a result of being victimized by this cult’s criminal actions.

Since last month’s protests scientology and it’s abuses have once again made headlines across the world and two Anonymous megaraids have taken place.

5/12/10 Australian Senator Nick Xenophon secures inquiry in to a public benefit test for charities and religions. "This proposed amendment is no threat to charities or religions acting in the public good," Nick said. "It is simply designed to ensure that people who derive benefit from the Australian taxpayer actually provide benefit to the Australian people through good works."
A similar public benefit test has operated in the UK since 2006, and crucially under the UK model, any identifiable benefit is balanced against any detriment or harm.
"For more than six months we have heard devastating allegations of abuse within the Church of Scientology. We have heard allegations of coerced abortions, false imprisonment, stalking, harassment, extortion, obstruction of justice, and serious labour violations," Nick said. "This test would ensure that these harms would have to be taken into account when deciding whether an organisation receives tax exempt status."

www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/economics_ctte/public_ben…

5/19/10 The daughter of the cult president in Australia speaks out about scientology describing it as "toxic" and accusing it of tearing some famlies apart.
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/18/2903065.htm

5/20/10 From Australia "Top Scientologist ‘covered up sex abuse’"
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/20/2904503.htm?sectio…

5/27/10 Weekly news magazine "Veintitrés" in Argentina covers the cult:
anonymousdeargentina.blogspot.com/2010/06/revista-veintit…

5/29-31 Boston Megaraid with speeches on day two by former cultists Larry Brennan, Nancy May and Steve Hassan
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci-eUhHwK0s
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FYcFT5NKg&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2gBJ2rrr8c&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhYy4NG-YpA&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oma3tujOGks&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt1C3w9ea0M&feature=related

6/4-6 European Megaraid in London
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSdW2gh_Z44

6/17 – 6/18/10 St. Pete Times continues it’s Truth Rundown series of investigative journalism with two new front pages covering coerced abortions in scientology’s SeaOrg paramilitary group and a current lawsuit against the cult. The coerced abortions story spread like wildfire acrosst the internet.
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/church-of-scientology-n…
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/scientology-and-abortio…
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/church-of-scientology-t…
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/article1102159.ece
www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/scientologys-family-f…

6/17/10 Ex-scientologist Lance DeMarco is interviewed and describes how the cult leader David Miscagive aka "command intent" ordered himself and his superiors in Clearwater to violate Florida State law with regard to children’s education. The MP3 of the interview is available here:
www.megaupload.com/?d=HM23IL02

But don’t take my word for it, educate yourself about what TIME Magazine called "The Cult of Greed and Power":
www.whyweprotest.net
www.xenu.net
www.exscientologykids.com

Case 1 of “The Virginia Way of Life Must Be Preserved” Exhibit
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Shown here is an image of Case 1 from the exhibit "The Virginia Way of Life Must Be Preserved", on display in the Nancy Marshall Gallery on the 1st floor of Swem Library at the College of William & Mary. This exhibit is part of "From Fights to Rights: The Long Road to a More Perfect Union," Swem Library’s project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit is on display from June 18-October 22, 2012.

The following is a transcription of the labels presented in this case:

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954:

The students and parents of Farmville’s Moton High School worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in suing the school board of Prince Edward County. The NAACP previously had sought to force school boards to make black schools equal to white ones, but in 1950 it had changed its strategy to try to overturn segregation as unconstitutional. It was involved in cases all over the country, not just in Virginia. The Supreme Court bundled four of the cases, including the Farmville case, together into Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Thurgood Marshall and other NAACP lawyers argued before the Court that segregation violated the “equal protection” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. constitution. Based on tests showing that black children preferred white dolls over black dolls, they also argued that mandatory segregation psychologically damaged children of color, making them internalize feelings of racial inferiority.

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in the Brown case that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Chief Justice Earl Warren, pictured here speaking at William & Mary later that year, worked hard to get a unanimous decision and became the target of white Southerners’ worst venom. In May 1955, in Brown II, the Supreme Court ordered that desegregation proceed “with all deliberate speed” but left supervision of the task to federal district courts.

The photograph of Moton High’s Class of 1956 visibly demonstrates that desegregation did not happen overnight. The school was just as segregated in 1956 as the schools attended by class sponsor Mabel Ragsdale Watson and her sister Laura Ragsdale when they were school girls in Roanoke decades earlier, as seen in Laura’s photo album.

The Gray Commission, 1954-1955:

The Brown decision stunned Virginia’s leaders. At first, they seemed willing to accept the Court’s ruling, but angry newspaper editors and white voters called for resistance. Governor Thomas Stanley then appointed a commission, chaired by State Senator Garland Gray and consisting entirely of white legislators, to determine how to respond. In November 1955, the Gray Commission issued recommendations designed to delay desegregation but allow localities to decide if they would desegregate quickly or not. Among other proposals, the Gray plan recommended giving tuition vouchers so parents could send their children to segregated private schools. The assembly quickly adopted the Gray Commission report in principle. Since the state constitution did not allow public money to be used for private schools, it needed to be amended for tuition vouchers to be possible. A referendum on January 9, 1956 overwhelmingly approved calling a constitutional convention which did just that.

Massive Resistance, 1956-1957:

In response to Brown II, the Arlington County School Board announced in late 1955 that it would gradually integrate. The NAACP helped parents and students file lawsuits to force integration elsewhere in Virginia. Ardent segregationists, fearing that integration anywhere
could lead to integration everywhere, demanded stronger resistance to Brown. Nowhere was resistance greater than among the white population of Southside, the most heavily black region in Virginia. Southside was the heart of the Byrd Organization, the Democratic machine that had run the state since the 1920s under the leadership of U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, pictured here with Republican State Senator Ted Dalton. In February 1956, Byrd proposed a program of “massive resistance” to school integration. Byrd supported the Virginia assembly’s resolution of “interposition” that declared the Brown decision unconstitutional and unenforceable, although this had no actual legal effect. More importantly, in September 1956, the assembly passed a program of massive resistance laws, known as the Stanley Plan after the governor. The plan denied state aid to any locality that allowed desegregation of even one school, authorized the governor to close any school that federal courts ordered integrated, and provided tuition grants to help white parents send their children to segregated private schools if their local public school closed.

School Closings, 1959:

The Stanley Plan met with immediate challenges in federal courts, with cases pending through 1957 and into 1958. As the school year began in the fall of 1958, federal judges ordered previously all-white schools in Warren County, Charlottesville, and Norfolk to integrate. Governor J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. shut the schools down rather than allowing them to integrate. In November, Norfolk voters voted against petitioning the governor to reopen the city schools, even though the closing affected 10,000 white students and seventeen black students. On January 19, 1959, the state supreme court ruled that the closings violated the state constitution’s provision requiring there to be public schools and the federal district court ruled that the closings violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause. The courts ordered that the schools be reopened.

Prince Edward County, 1959-1964 and Beyond:

After briefly considering shutting the state’s public schools down entirely, Governor Almond conceded defeat and reluctantly allowed integration to proceed very slowly. The more extreme segregationists denounced Almond as a traitor. The state legislature once again adopted a local-option plan, with tuition grants and a pupil placement program that allowed students to be assigned to schools in ways that minimized “race mixing.” The county government in Prince Edward County, in the heart of Southside, shut down its public school system entirely. Using state tuition grants, many white students attended a new private academy, but other white students and all the students of color were left without formal schooling unless they left the county. The Supreme Court in 1964 ordered Prince Edward to reopen its public schools. At that point, only five percent of African American students statewide attended integrated schools.

In 1968, the Supreme Court invalidated the pupil-placement program and ordered an end to separate white and black school systems in a decision involving New Kent County. And in 1970, a federal judge ordered a busing plan implemented to desegregate Richmond schools. Not until the late 1980s did busing end.

From the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary. See swem.wm.edu/scrc/ for further information and assistance.

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Case 1 of “The Virginia Way of Life Must Be Preserved” Exhibit
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Image by W&M Libraries
Shown here is an image of Case 1 from the exhibit "The Virginia Way of Life Must Be Preserved", on display in the Nancy Marshall Gallery on the 1st floor of Swem Library at the College of William & Mary. This exhibit is part of "From Fights to Rights: The Long Road to a More Perfect Union," Swem Library’s project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit is on display from June 18-October 22, 2012.

The following is a transcription of the labels presented in this case:

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954:

The students and parents of Farmville’s Moton High School worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in suing the school board of Prince Edward County. The NAACP previously had sought to force school boards to make black schools equal to white ones, but in 1950 it had changed its strategy to try to overturn segregation as unconstitutional. It was involved in cases all over the country, not just in Virginia. The Supreme Court bundled four of the cases, including the Farmville case, together into Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Thurgood Marshall and other NAACP lawyers argued before the Court that segregation violated the “equal protection” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. constitution. Based on tests showing that black children preferred white dolls over black dolls, they also argued that mandatory segregation psychologically damaged children of color, making them internalize feelings of racial inferiority.

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in the Brown case that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Chief Justice Earl Warren, pictured here speaking at William & Mary later that year, worked hard to get a unanimous decision and became the target of white Southerners’ worst venom. In May 1955, in Brown II, the Supreme Court ordered that desegregation proceed “with all deliberate speed” but left supervision of the task to federal district courts.

The photograph of Moton High’s Class of 1956 visibly demonstrates that desegregation did not happen overnight. The school was just as segregated in 1956 as the schools attended by class sponsor Mabel Ragsdale Watson and her sister Laura Ragsdale when they were school girls in Roanoke decades earlier, as seen in Laura’s photo album.

The Gray Commission, 1954-1955:

The Brown decision stunned Virginia’s leaders. At first, they seemed willing to accept the Court’s ruling, but angry newspaper editors and white voters called for resistance. Governor Thomas Stanley then appointed a commission, chaired by State Senator Garland Gray and consisting entirely of white legislators, to determine how to respond. In November 1955, the Gray Commission issued recommendations designed to delay desegregation but allow localities to decide if they would desegregate quickly or not. Among other proposals, the Gray plan recommended giving tuition vouchers so parents could send their children to segregated private schools. The assembly quickly adopted the Gray Commission report in principle. Since the state constitution did not allow public money to be used for private schools, it needed to be amended for tuition vouchers to be possible. A referendum on January 9, 1956 overwhelmingly approved calling a constitutional convention which did just that.

Massive Resistance, 1956-1957:

In response to Brown II, the Arlington County School Board announced in late 1955 that it would gradually integrate. The NAACP helped parents and students file lawsuits to force integration elsewhere in Virginia. Ardent segregationists, fearing that integration anywhere
could lead to integration everywhere, demanded stronger resistance to Brown. Nowhere was resistance greater than among the white population of Southside, the most heavily black region in Virginia. Southside was the heart of the Byrd Organization, the Democratic machine that had run the state since the 1920s under the leadership of U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, pictured here with Republican State Senator Ted Dalton. In February 1956, Byrd proposed a program of “massive resistance” to school integration. Byrd supported the Virginia assembly’s resolution of “interposition” that declared the Brown decision unconstitutional and unenforceable, although this had no actual legal effect. More importantly, in September 1956, the assembly passed a program of massive resistance laws, known as the Stanley Plan after the governor. The plan denied state aid to any locality that allowed desegregation of even one school, authorized the governor to close any school that federal courts ordered integrated, and provided tuition grants to help white parents send their children to segregated private schools if their local public school closed.

School Closings, 1959:

The Stanley Plan met with immediate challenges in federal courts, with cases pending through 1957 and into 1958. As the school year began in the fall of 1958, federal judges ordered previously all-white schools in Warren County, Charlottesville, and Norfolk to integrate. Governor J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. shut the schools down rather than allowing them to integrate. In November, Norfolk voters voted against petitioning the governor to reopen the city schools, even though the closing affected 10,000 white students and seventeen black students. On January 19, 1959, the state supreme court ruled that the closings violated the state constitution’s provision requiring there to be public schools and the federal district court ruled that the closings violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause. The courts ordered that the schools be reopened.

Prince Edward County, 1959-1964 and Beyond:

After briefly considering shutting the state’s public schools down entirely, Governor Almond conceded defeat and reluctantly allowed integration to proceed very slowly. The more extreme segregationists denounced Almond as a traitor. The state legislature once again adopted a local-option plan, with tuition grants and a pupil placement program that allowed students to be assigned to schools in ways that minimized “race mixing.” The county government in Prince Edward County, in the heart of Southside, shut down its public school system entirely. Using state tuition grants, many white students attended a new private academy, but other white students and all the students of color were left without formal schooling unless they left the county. The Supreme Court in 1964 ordered Prince Edward to reopen its public schools. At that point, only five percent of African American students statewide attended integrated schools.

In 1968, the Supreme Court invalidated the pupil-placement program and ordered an end to separate white and black school systems in a decision involving New Kent County. And in 1970, a federal judge ordered a busing plan implemented to desegregate Richmond schools. Not until the late 1980s did busing end.

From the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary. See swem.wm.edu/scrc/ for further information and assistance.

James Dyson
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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Sir James Dyson puts on Dyson product launch with a difference: Sydney, Australia…

Sir James Dyson, the British billionaire industrial designer (not to be confused with Tony Stark from Iron Man – Marvel Comics fame) who invented the dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, has just finished hosting his fabulous launch event at the Sydney Theatre Co Ltd, Pier 4.

It’s understood he took a fair swipe at "competitor) robot vacuums as "pathetic" with poor suction and no navigating skills. Yes, the others suck – but not in a good way.

A lot of the (product) attention was on his latest product, a tap that can also dry your hands in about 12 seconds. Dyson, who rocketed his company to nearly 4000 staff and .5 billion in annual sales, advised he would only launch a robot vacuum when he got it right.

New product snapshot – the Dyson hybrid dryer-tap…

Robot models launched in Australia recently include the 9 Robomaid, LG’s Roboking range (9-49) and Samsung’s 9 Navibot. Dyson didn’t name and shame but was dismissive of the current lot, criticising their navigation and efficiency which meant they offered poor battery performance and cleaning ability.

"They’ve got whiskers sticking out of them – whiskers don’t clean anything they just disturb the birds," he told Fairfax Media.

"It’s a difficult job and I’m not rushing out a gimmick robot to pretend to people we’re cleaning the floor, we’re not doing that we’re doing it properly."

Robomaid is one of the robot vacuums on the market.

Despite coming up with his vacuum cleaner breakthrough in the late 1970s, it only reached the British market 10 years later, and Dyson is now a global market leader. A third of British homes now have a Dyson.

The company has also launched other innovations such as bladeless fans and an "Airblade" hand dryer that uses jets of air to scrape the water off the hands. The same sort of technology but with a far more advanced motor ("three times faster than any electric motor has gone before") powers the new hybrid dryer-taps.

Dyson has wrestled for years to prevent companies copying his designs, winning a million damages award from Hoover in 2000. Now, the main offenders are out of Asia and Dyson thinks intellectual property protection is weaker because people are getting away with copying.

"Koreans and the Chinese are copying things and I think it’s very bad," he said. "It’s said by certain people that that increases competition, actually it decreases competition because all they’re doing is copying the market leader."

He said the copycat companies could produce cheaper products because they haven’t incurred all the development costs and associated risks.

"It’s morally wrong, I think it’s legally wrong and I think it hurts the consumers because the consumer doesn’t get a choice," he said. "Intellectual property should be supported better; the law should be made stronger."

In October last year Dyson filed a lawsuit alleging a "spy" employee stole the blueprints to a £100 million (9.7 million) technology and passed them to rival Bosch.

Dyson said western countries such as Australia and Britain need to focus on educating more scientists and engineers, as they are increasingly being overtaken by countries in Asia.

"40 per cent of all graduates from Singapore are engineers," he said. "For Britain, Australia, the US and other European countries to compete in any way they’ve got to heavily arm themselves with technology."

Classy event in Sydney…

It wasn’t a cheap and nasty event, as is too often the case with product launches. Dyson impressed with wit, goodwill and loads of great food and drinks, which looked and tasted 5 star. It was a great vibe and news media was treated with respect, friendliness and delicious treats. How could we not share the story and photos far and wide across media and internet – which was no doubt another masterstroke by the colourful billionaire and his brains trust. If you have the budget – Dysons’ are well worth a close look.

Websites

Dyson Australia
www.dyson.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

James Dyson
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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Sir James Dyson puts on Dyson product launch with a difference: Sydney, Australia…

Sir James Dyson, the British billionaire industrial designer (not to be confused with Tony Stark from Iron Man – Marvel Comics fame) who invented the dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, has just finished hosting his fabulous launch event at the Sydney Theatre Co Ltd, Pier 4.

It’s understood he took a fair swipe at "competitor) robot vacuums as "pathetic" with poor suction and no navigating skills. Yes, the others suck – but not in a good way.

A lot of the (product) attention was on his latest product, a tap that can also dry your hands in about 12 seconds. Dyson, who rocketed his company to nearly 4000 staff and .5 billion in annual sales, advised he would only launch a robot vacuum when he got it right.

New product snapshot – the Dyson hybrid dryer-tap…

Robot models launched in Australia recently include the 9 Robomaid, LG’s Roboking range (9-49) and Samsung’s 9 Navibot. Dyson didn’t name and shame but was dismissive of the current lot, criticising their navigation and efficiency which meant they offered poor battery performance and cleaning ability.

"They’ve got whiskers sticking out of them – whiskers don’t clean anything they just disturb the birds," he told Fairfax Media.

"It’s a difficult job and I’m not rushing out a gimmick robot to pretend to people we’re cleaning the floor, we’re not doing that we’re doing it properly."

Robomaid is one of the robot vacuums on the market.

Despite coming up with his vacuum cleaner breakthrough in the late 1970s, it only reached the British market 10 years later, and Dyson is now a global market leader. A third of British homes now have a Dyson.

The company has also launched other innovations such as bladeless fans and an "Airblade" hand dryer that uses jets of air to scrape the water off the hands. The same sort of technology but with a far more advanced motor ("three times faster than any electric motor has gone before") powers the new hybrid dryer-taps.

Dyson has wrestled for years to prevent companies copying his designs, winning a million damages award from Hoover in 2000. Now, the main offenders are out of Asia and Dyson thinks intellectual property protection is weaker because people are getting away with copying.

"Koreans and the Chinese are copying things and I think it’s very bad," he said. "It’s said by certain people that that increases competition, actually it decreases competition because all they’re doing is copying the market leader."

He said the copycat companies could produce cheaper products because they haven’t incurred all the development costs and associated risks.

"It’s morally wrong, I think it’s legally wrong and I think it hurts the consumers because the consumer doesn’t get a choice," he said. "Intellectual property should be supported better; the law should be made stronger."

In October last year Dyson filed a lawsuit alleging a "spy" employee stole the blueprints to a £100 million (9.7 million) technology and passed them to rival Bosch.

Dyson said western countries such as Australia and Britain need to focus on educating more scientists and engineers, as they are increasingly being overtaken by countries in Asia.

"40 per cent of all graduates from Singapore are engineers," he said. "For Britain, Australia, the US and other European countries to compete in any way they’ve got to heavily arm themselves with technology."

Classy event in Sydney…

It wasn’t a cheap and nasty event, as is too often the case with product launches. Dyson impressed with wit, goodwill and loads of great food and drinks, which looked and tasted 5 star. It was a great vibe and news media was treated with respect, friendliness and delicious treats. How could we not share the story and photos far and wide across media and internet – which was no doubt another masterstroke by the colourful billionaire and his brains trust. If you have the budget – Dysons’ are well worth a close look.

Websites

Dyson Australia
www.dyson.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Can I Gather Evidence Before a Lawsuit is Filed?

In short, the answer is yes… maybe you can.

Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure (NRCP), Rule 27 allows a a possible future party to Petition the District Court for an Order requiring a person or entity to appear for a Deposition to perpetuate testimony. The Party seeking the testimony to be preserved for a future lawsuit must state:

1. that the petitioner expects to be a party to an action cognizable in a court of the State but is presently unable to bring it or cause it to be brought;

2. the subject matter of the expected action and the petitioner’s interest therein;

3. the facts which the petitioner desires to establish by the proposed testimony and the reasons for desiring to perpetuate it;

4. the names or a description of the persons the petitioner expects will be adverse parties and their addresses so far as known; and

5. the names and addresses of the persons to be examined and the substance of the testimony which the petitioner expects to elicit from each.

The Petition must ask for an Order authorizing the Depositions for the purpose of perpetuating evidence. Notice of the Petition must be given to the person whose Deposition is sought as well as the persons or entities that may be Parties in the possible future suit. Depositions under this Rule may also be taken while a case is on Appeal or if time remains for an Appeal to be filed.

The idea behind this Rule is to prevent unfairness in a lawsuit due to the loss of information. Sometimes, this occurs due to the death or other inability to depose a witness. Sometimes, it occurs through the loss of evidence.

This Rule does not address the issue of spoliation of evidence, but is intertwined with it due to its use in preserving physical evidence such as videotapes, records, other documents documents, and equipment.

It has been noted that the “purpose of this rule is to provide an ancillary proceeding to prevent a failure of justice by preserving testimony which otherwise would be lost before the matter to which it relates is ripe for judicial determination. See, Cardinal v. Zonneveld, 89 Nev. 403, 514 P.2d 204 (1973).

However, the Nevada Supreme Court has also held limited circumstances in which NRCP 27 may be used to obtain evidence prior to a lawsuit being filed. In Sunrise Hospital v. District Court, 110 Nev. 52, 866 P.2d 1143 (1994), the Court stated “A district court may not grant a petition to perpetuate testimony pursuant to NRCP 27, for the sole purpose of allowing the petitioner to obtain information with which to formulate the petitioner’s complaint. An order permitting the perpetuation of testimony is to be granted only in extraordinary circumstances. Further, an order permitting the perpetuation of testimony should be limited to that evidence which will likely be lost or destroyed without the order.”

Our office has used this rule on many occasions to obtain videotapes of incidents as the owners of the videos (whether they be possible defendants or just have captured the event on video) rotate their tapes.

In addition to filing a Petition to preserve the video, we send a letter as soon as the case is filed advising the owner of the tape (if it is a possible Defendant) to retain the tape or risk a finding that the loss of the tape amounts to spoliation and may have adverse effects on its Affirmative Defenses.

Donald C. Kudler, Esq. is an attorney practicing in the Las Vegas, Nevada law firm of Cap & Kudler. Additional information can be found at the firm website, capandkudler.com, or his blog,

Cool Just Filed images

A few nice just filed images I found:

Velvia Landscape – Cross 3
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Another photo with cross processed Velvia 50.

Just in case you’re interested in my workflow of color negative digitalization:

1. Capture RAW files
2. Convert to TIFF with maketiff
3. Open TIFF in Photoshop and convert colors with Colorperfect/Colorneg filter, save as TIFF
4. Open TIFF in Lightroom, adjust white balance and exposure, maybe stamp out dust and export to JPG.

Pentacon Six TL
Mir 26B 45 mm
Velvia 50 @ ? ISO
Cross processed
Tetenal C-41 Kit

1-pomegranatebright_PINSTRIPE_melstampz_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi
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This is a free digital patterned paper that I made to share with you. It’s high resolution 350 dpi for print quality.

🙂 Please link if you use this: melstampz.blogspot.com

(guidelines for use)

A-okay:

–You can change my stuff however you like (the colour and so on, whatever you can imagine!) Please just let people know where you found the original.
–Feel free to sell any handmade items you make using this… or share digital things that you have made using this — as long as they are shared for free.
—You’re welcome to make & share a digital cut file, Make a template different… whatever you like (as long as you share digital items for free).
–If you’d like to use it as part of your blog or site design, feel free!
–Scrapbook for hire is a-okay too.
–Want to use something for a class? Just email me for details, please. Some things I have blogged in the past are derivative (with credit, of course) but I wouldn’t want us to circumvent another person’s terms of use, accidentally. :0)

Please don’t:

–my one stipulation: Please do not use this to make things for sale that are not physical 3D items. In other words, please do not use this to make any digital items for sale (free is okay). And please do not sell this as printed papers or basic supplies of any kind.

(The things I share want to stay free as the wind unless they can be part of some kind of art; they told me so). ;o)

Have another use in mind?
(Please email me at melstampz@gmail.com)

Hope you can have some fun with these!

Mel

Nel blu dipinto di blu
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Image by Roberto F.
Canon EF 70-300 f/4,0-5,6 IS USM

I have shot this photo yesterday. It was a bright and clear day, when a yellow hot-air balloon passed over my house. I know… the sky seems painted with photoshop, but it is not. It is the real sky. Just some curves adjustment to RAW file in postprocessing.:)
Ho scattato questa fotografia ieri. Era molto limpido e luminoso, quando questa mongolfiera è passata sopra casa mia. Lo so… il cielo sembra colorato con photoshop, ma non lo è. E’ vero cielo. Solo qualche aggiustamento alle curve nel postprocessing del file RAW. 🙂

Gregory Von Bargen

A few nice just filed lawsuits images I found:

Gregory Von Bargen
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Image by elycefeliz
November 7, 1980 – January 14, 1997

January 14, 1997 – WRECK KILLS TWO ROGER BACON STUDENTS
A Roger Bacon High School cheerleader and a soccer player were killed today in a two-car accident in Winton Hills. Another Roger Bacon student was in critical condition after the 8 a.m. accident and a fourth also was hospitalized.

Dead are Sara Garibay, 17, of Windmill Way, Seven Hills, and Greg VonBargen, 16, of Star Gate Lane, New Burlington. In critical condition at University Hospital is Kyle Yearion, 15, of Resor Road, Fairfield. Steve VonBargen, 17, of New Burlington, is in fair condition.

Thursday, January 16, 1997 – High speed may be to blame for 3 deaths, investigators say
Brown and white pompons. A wrestling uniform. A well-worn soccer ball signed by the team.
In the Roger Bacon High School gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, the mementos piled up. And as each one was placed carefully on the stage by students, sniffles broke into sobs and moans turned into wails. It was a day of grieving at the Roman Catholic school here as students, teachers, parents and friends struggled to cope with the deaths of three sophomores killed Tuesday morning when their speeding car crashed on the way to school.

Sarah Garibay, 17, of New Burlington was a cheerleader. Greg Von Bargen, 16, of New Burlington was a soccer player. Kyle Yearion, 15, of Fairfield was a wrestler.

While students grieved, Cincinnati police continued to investigate the accident, trying to determine what caused driver Steven R. Von Bargen, 17, Greg’s brother and a Roger Bacon junior, to go into a skid on the dry, straightaway and slide into oncoming traffic in the 5300 block of Este Avenue in Winton Hills. Excessive speed contributed to the accident, said Sgt. Bill Coombs of the police traffic unit. Steven’s vehicle was traveling 60 mph or more in a 35-mph zone.

”We need to find out for sure … but it looks at this point like this is a case of kids running late for school,” Sgt. Coombs said. The students were 2 miles from school and five minutes from the first bell when they wrecked. Steven had a speeding conviction Oct. 24, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles records show.

The driver of the other car, Donald Robinson, 37, of Union Township, Clermont County, remained hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday in Good Samaritan Hospital.

Steven Von Bargen was released by noon Wednesday from University Hospital. Police have yet to interview him.

Sunday, January 19, 1997 – School holds funeral for three
The three teens – cheerleader Sarah Garibay, 17, soccer player Greg Von Bargen, 16, and wrestler Kyle Yearion, 15 – were buried after a funeral Mass in the Catholic school’s gym. Afterward, the band performed – its 100-strong ranks sorely depleted as many members opted to mourn alongside family and friends.

Cincinnati police closed Vine Street north of Mitchell Avenue to accommodate the funeral procession to the cemeteries. Kyle was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Springdale; Sarah in Crown Hill Memorial Park in Colerain Township; and Greg in St. Mary’s Cemetery in St. Bernard.

January 21, 1997 – SURVIVOR’S SUIT NAMES TEEN DRIVER
Pressed by a looming deadline, a survivor of the crash that killed three Roger Bacon High School students filed a lawsuit today. Donald T. Robinson is seeking more than ,000 in damages for injuries he suffered in the Jan. 14 crash on Este Avenue. He filed the suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court against Steven R. Von Bargen, who was driving the car that slammed into Robinson’s 1989 Mazda 323.

All three passengers in Von Bargen’s car were killed: his brother, Greg Von Bargen, 16; Sarah Garibay, 17, and Kyle Yearion, 15. Police say Von Bargen’s car was traveling an estimated 76 mph in a 35-mph zone.

Thursday, May 22, 1997
Steven Von Bargen’s handsome 17-year-old face was twisted in pain. His mother, eyes already swollen, pulled a neatly folded bale of tissues from her purse. Her fragile composure dissolved as she told Judge David Grossmann, "I have so much trouble missing my son Greg. Please don’t take this one, too."

Greg, 16, was killed last January along with Kyle Yearion, 15, and Sarah Garibay, 17. Police estimate that Steven was driving 77 mph on Este Avenue in Winton Hills when he skidded sideways into another car.

This was three months after he had been cited for driving 89 mph in a 65 mph zone. Somebody is going to get hurt, he was told by a magistrate. Convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault, Steven Von Bargen was in juvenile court Tuesday to hear his sentence.

In the hallway outside, classmates – mostly girls in plaid Roger Bacon uniform skirts and white shirts – recited the Apostles’ Creed. Many of them attended a vigil on Fountain Square in February in Steven’s support. More than 200 people attended the event, just before a decision on whether his case should be sent to a grand jury.

Operation The Heat Is On 82
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Image by Anonymous9000
Highoverlord’s "Trollwife" from two years prior at the first Sea Arrgh protest made an unexpected appearance and was batshit hilarious. When she heard one protester whisper to another this was the one who assaulted an Anon two years before she flipped out and started screaming. After some hilarious nonsense from her she walked out in to moving traffic, almost getting herself hit, before retreating back to the sidewalk. Of course there’s always the possibility she’s just a random loon, bu there will be LULZY video of this encounter to follow. In the mean time the minor assault incident 2 years prior can be viewed at the very start of this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ug6VRb3tU&feature=player_em…!

July 2010 was the 30th consecutive month of peaceful global protests against the scientology cult’s criminality and human rights abuses. With our brutal Florida summers now in full swing and the heat being put on scientology from multiple fronts this summer Clearwater, Florida went with Operation: The Heat is On. Recently in the Tampa Bay area the St. Petersburg times continued it’s investigative expose on scientology with front page coverage detailing coerced abortions among other things. Expect more on that front shortly. Also in Tampa Bay new weekly interviews with ex-scientologists are being aired on Hillsborough Community College’s Hawk Radio 1520 AM. In Australia Senator Nick Xenophon secures inquiry in to a public benefit test for charities and religion, which if adopted will specifically challenge the cult’s charitable status there. In Italy the authorities raided the cult’s Org in Turin for nine hours. Investigators are said to have found secret archives with files on magistrates, policemen, journalists, and relatives of former followers. And of course there’s several pending lawsuits by former members against the cult for human trafficking, forced abortions, etc.

But no where is the heat being put on the scientology cult as much as Australia.

June 28-29 2010 Australian public benefit test
Australian Senate link: www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/economics_ctte/public_ben…
Xenu TV coverage: www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=4902
June 29th ABC coverage www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/29/2939759.htm?sectio…
July 1st A Current Affair coverage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAf4W26-cKU&feature=player_em…
Complete Day 1 Video & Transcripts: forums.whyweprotest.net/318-senator-xenophon-scientology/…
Complete Day 2 video: forums.whyweprotest.net/318-senator-xenophon-scientology/…

July 8 2010 Today Tonight
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctngHrqRmrA

Additionally, two long time, high level cultists blew in the last couple weeks:
Marsha Pearlman Sorensen
Karen De La Carriere/Jentzsch, the former wife of apparently missing (read: RPF’ed) cult president Herber Jentzsch.

All faces of those unmasked are blurred to protect them from the cult’s "Fair Game" policy of harassing it’s critics. These are brave people of all ages and walks of life, standing shoulder to shoulder with ex-Scientologists to bring the truth TO YOU.

But don’t take my word for it, educate yourself about what TIME Magazine called "The Cult of Greed and Power":
www.whyweprotest.net
www.xenu.net
www.exscientologykids.com

James Dyson media launch

Some cool just filed lawsuits images:

James Dyson media launch
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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Sir James Dyson puts on Dyson product launch with a difference: Sydney, Australia…

Sir James Dyson, the British billionaire industrial designer (not to be confused with Tony Stark from Iron Man – Marvel Comics fame) who invented the dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, has just finished hosting his fabulous launch event at the Sydney Theatre Co Ltd, Pier 4.

It’s understood he took a fair swipe at "competitor) robot vacuums as "pathetic" with poor suction and no navigating skills. Yes, the others suck – but not in a good way.

A lot of the (product) attention was on his latest product, a tap that can also dry your hands in about 12 seconds. Dyson, who rocketed his company to nearly 4000 staff and .5 billion in annual sales, advised he would only launch a robot vacuum when he got it right.

New product snapshot – the Dyson hybrid dryer-tap…

Robot models launched in Australia recently include the 9 Robomaid, LG’s Roboking range (9-49) and Samsung’s 9 Navibot. Dyson didn’t name and shame but was dismissive of the current lot, criticising their navigation and efficiency which meant they offered poor battery performance and cleaning ability.

"They’ve got whiskers sticking out of them – whiskers don’t clean anything they just disturb the birds," he told Fairfax Media.

"It’s a difficult job and I’m not rushing out a gimmick robot to pretend to people we’re cleaning the floor, we’re not doing that we’re doing it properly."

Robomaid is one of the robot vacuums on the market.

Despite coming up with his vacuum cleaner breakthrough in the late 1970s, it only reached the British market 10 years later, and Dyson is now a global market leader. A third of British homes now have a Dyson.

The company has also launched other innovations such as bladeless fans and an "Airblade" hand dryer that uses jets of air to scrape the water off the hands. The same sort of technology but with a far more advanced motor ("three times faster than any electric motor has gone before") powers the new hybrid dryer-taps.

Dyson has wrestled for years to prevent companies copying his designs, winning a million damages award from Hoover in 2000. Now, the main offenders are out of Asia and Dyson thinks intellectual property protection is weaker because people are getting away with copying.

"Koreans and the Chinese are copying things and I think it’s very bad," he said. "It’s said by certain people that that increases competition, actually it decreases competition because all they’re doing is copying the market leader."

He said the copycat companies could produce cheaper products because they haven’t incurred all the development costs and associated risks.

"It’s morally wrong, I think it’s legally wrong and I think it hurts the consumers because the consumer doesn’t get a choice," he said. "Intellectual property should be supported better; the law should be made stronger."

In October last year Dyson filed a lawsuit alleging a "spy" employee stole the blueprints to a £100 million (9.7 million) technology and passed them to rival Bosch.

Dyson said western countries such as Australia and Britain need to focus on educating more scientists and engineers, as they are increasingly being overtaken by countries in Asia.

"40 per cent of all graduates from Singapore are engineers," he said. "For Britain, Australia, the US and other European countries to compete in any way they’ve got to heavily arm themselves with technology."

Classy event in Sydney…

It wasn’t a cheap and nasty event, as is too often the case with product launches. Dyson impressed with wit, goodwill and loads of great food and drinks, which looked and tasted 5 star. It was a great vibe and news media was treated with respect, friendliness and delicious treats. How could we not share the story and photos far and wide across media and internet – which was no doubt another masterstroke by the colourful billionaire and his brains trust. If you have the budget – Dysons’ are well worth a close look.

Websites

Dyson Australia
www.dyson.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

2nd Citizens Choice 27
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Autographed copy of Blown For Good by Marc Headly at Clearwater Anonymous protest against scientology. Get your copy here: www.amazon.com/Blown-Good-Behind-Curtain-Scientology/dp/0…

June 19, 2010 marked the 29th consecutive month of peaceful global protests against the scientology cult. Clearwater went with a second citizen’s choice theme. A 22 year citizen of Clearwater came by to talk to us and told the tale of how Clearwater tried to fight the cult in the beginning but then "sold their soul to the devil". The disgusted citizen then threw his arms out wide and said "when you sell your soul to the devil this is what you get!" indicating a downtown largely deserted and with the cult itself owning the vast majority of it.

This month the cult showed it’s true criminal nature by having one of their teens who was a plant in the protest group commit theft by stealing a scientology volunteer ministers jacket which had been a gift form an ex-cultist to a Clearwater Anon. The plant asked if he could wear it for one protest march, the owner unwisely said okay. Very quickly in to the march the plant tells me he’s going to run and grab his brother (who was always with him at the two other protests they attended) and he’ll meet us at the intersection we were enroute to.

I said okay, but leave the jacket. You can put it back on when you return. He said I’ll only be a minute. I said no, we don’t know you well enough to let you ride off with it on your bike. He says I don’t want to take it off so I’ll just come with you and call my brother. Then as soon as I turned my back on him to cross the street he sped off on his bike as fast as he could go. A police report was filed for theft of property.

I was very suspicions about those two since the first time they showed up to a protest in March of this year. Their stories simply did not add up. As one example: a teen who says he doesn’t go on the internet while feverishly fiddling with a blackberry at every opportunity. As the disgusted Clearwater Police Officer said when I told him of my earlier suspicions "well you were right!"

These are the two scilon plants we had dubbed "the bike twins" who claimed to be brothers. The one on the right is the one who stole the jacket: www.flickr.com/photos/anonymous9000/4529262252/ And the one in the background here with the VM backpack:
www.flickr.com/photos/anonymous9000/4528621829/

And this telling video compilation from this and a past protest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDvT7T1yJIo&feature=player_em…

We still have the cult VM backpack we were given at the same time as the jacket and the cult will be seeing a lot more of that at future protests. We protested an extra hour this day and some of the protestors vowed to protest several days in a row this week as a result of being victimized by this cult’s criminal actions.

Since last month’s protests scientology and it’s abuses have once again made headlines across the world and two Anonymous megaraids have taken place.

5/12/10 Australian Senator Nick Xenophon secures inquiry in to a public benefit test for charities and religions. "This proposed amendment is no threat to charities or religions acting in the public good," Nick said. "It is simply designed to ensure that people who derive benefit from the Australian taxpayer actually provide benefit to the Australian people through good works."
A similar public benefit test has operated in the UK since 2006, and crucially under the UK model, any identifiable benefit is balanced against any detriment or harm.
"For more than six months we have heard devastating allegations of abuse within the Church of Scientology. We have heard allegations of coerced abortions, false imprisonment, stalking, harassment, extortion, obstruction of justice, and serious labour violations," Nick said. "This test would ensure that these harms would have to be taken into account when deciding whether an organisation receives tax exempt status."

www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/economics_ctte/public_ben…

5/19/10 The daughter of the cult president in Australia speaks out about scientology describing it as "toxic" and accusing it of tearing some famlies apart.
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/18/2903065.htm

5/20/10 From Australia "Top Scientologist ‘covered up sex abuse’"
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/20/2904503.htm?sectio…

5/27/10 Weekly news magazine "Veintitrés" in Argentina covers the cult:
anonymousdeargentina.blogspot.com/2010/06/revista-veintit…

5/29-31 Boston Megaraid with speeches on day two by former cultists Larry Brennan, Nancy May and Steve Hassan
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci-eUhHwK0s
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FYcFT5NKg&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2gBJ2rrr8c&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhYy4NG-YpA&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oma3tujOGks&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt1C3w9ea0M&feature=related

6/4-6 European Megaraid in London
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSdW2gh_Z44

6/17 – 6/18/10 St. Pete Times continues it’s Truth Rundown series of investigative journalism with two new front pages covering coerced abortions in scientology’s SeaOrg paramilitary group and a current lawsuit against the cult. The coerced abortions story spread like wildfire acrosst the internet.
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/church-of-scientology-n…
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/scientology-and-abortio…
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/church-of-scientology-t…
www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/article1102159.ece
www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/scientologys-family-f…

6/17/10 Ex-scientologist Lance DeMarco is interviewed and describes how the cult leader David Miscagive aka "command intent" ordered himself and his superiors in Clearwater to violate Florida State law with regard to children’s education. The MP3 of the interview is available here:
www.megaupload.com/?d=HM23IL02

But don’t take my word for it, educate yourself about what TIME Magazine called "The Cult of Greed and Power":
www.whyweprotest.net
www.xenu.net
www.exscientologykids.com