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The upside of the cool, rainy spring we've had here in Ottawa is lots of water droplets on the flowers.

Posted by The_jackalope | Sat Jul 1, 2017, 05:01 PM (5 replies)

The Lesser Northern Pineapple

I'm normally anaphylactically allergic to over-saturation. This time my wife, who has a much better eye than I do, convinced me to try boosting the sat of just the cones using a PS mask. I think it worked. Live and learn.
Posted by The_jackalope | Fri Jun 30, 2017, 05:20 PM (3 replies)

SIGINT, SIGINT - who's got the SIGINT?

Reince Priebus:

Sergei Kislyak was under surveillance by the NSA throughout 2016. The NSA has SIGINT on Reince Priebus resulting from this, that is extensive, and now in possession of the FBI.

However, in terms of foreign allies, Saudi Arabia has recent SIGINT on Reince Priebus. According to our impeccable sources, Mr. Priebus decided to ‘run’ when in Saudi Arabia. He panicked when he learned on Air Force One what the SIGINT gained from surveillance of Kislyak at the RNC amounted to. I exclusively reported there was a RICO case against the entire GOP as a body; this is because they accepted, via Reince Priebus, washed Russian money, sources say. The way in which this was to be laundered was recorded at the RNC, sources say. Saudi Arabian intelligence picked up a voice recording of a panicked Mr. Priebus, fresh off the plane, claiming he would seek asylum, sources say. He was under a UFAP warrant, sources with links to the U.S. Marshals report, and was immediately brought back to America under compulsion by Air Marshals who had been placed on Air Force One, these sources say, less than 24 hours later.

Mr. Priebus’s quick return was covered by a passive mainstream media who did no investigating into why he was brought home. I knew why Priebus had returned but withheld that report at the request of sources with links to non-US intelligence. I have now been granted permission and even encouraged to report everything relating to allied intelligence on Trump Russian suspects.


Well, that would explain a lot. Back in February, John Schindler tweeted this:
https://twitter.com/20committee/status/831872441597194241 Louise would appear to be the beneficiary of some of the launch codes. Check in for Part Deux tomorrow.
Posted by The_jackalope | Wed Jun 28, 2017, 10:11 PM (11 replies)

Here's a link to a comprehensive primer on all things TrumpRussia


I just found it - it's a recent site with a very broad compilation of links.

Areas of interest include:


Trump Russia Investigation
Trump Money Laundering
Trump Obstruction of Justice
Trump Emoluments


AG Jeff Sessions, Justice Dept
Jared Kushner
Dir. Mike Pompeo, CIA
Robert Mueller, Special Council
James Comey, Former FBI Director
Gen. Mike Flynn, Former National Security Advisor
Paul Manafort
Representative Devin Nunes
Ivanka Trump
Rex Tillerson
Anthony Weiner

-Cold War 2.0

Election Hacking
Weaponizing Data
US Propaganda
Cyber Warfare
Suspicious Deaths
Fake News
Posted by The_jackalope | Wed Jun 28, 2017, 09:00 PM (0 replies)

Finding Shelter

Posted by The_jackalope | Wed Jun 28, 2017, 08:54 AM (2 replies)

A rose in any other frame would look as sweet

For my wife Kathleen, in gratitude.
Posted by The_jackalope | Tue Jun 27, 2017, 02:36 PM (8 replies)


Shot at a neighborhood court yesterday evening.

Posted by The_jackalope | Tue Jun 27, 2017, 09:22 AM (6 replies)

The Robert Mueller that Donald Trump will see

Feel free to share.
Posted by The_jackalope | Sun Jun 25, 2017, 09:18 PM (7 replies)

Sphinx Cat


Get the hell off my lawn!
Right. Fucking. Now!!!
Posted by The_jackalope | Sun Jun 25, 2017, 11:41 AM (12 replies)

Paris, May 10, 1968

These are my first serious pictures, taken almost 50 years ago.

In May, 1968 I was 17 years old, living in Paris for a year with my parents. I'd just begun my love-affair with photography, and was fascinated by the work I saw in Life magazine - especially the photos of Vietnam War photographers like Larry Burrows and Eddie Adams. When the student unrest began in early May, I saw my own opportunity to play photojournalist. With my parents' Canonet in hand, I headed down to the Latin Quarter to document the events.

I started shooting a couple of days before things got really serious. The main events happened during the afternoon of May 10 and the morning of May 11. These times bracketed the peak of the violence, which happened during the evening and night of May 10.

Things began pretty innocuously. The Sorbonne had been occupied by students, and the main courtyard became a free-speech forum.

Police evicted the Sorbonne occupiers and set up cordons to block the surrounding streets. The main police force was the CRS - a special French riot force noted for their willingness to use violence. Sporadic clashes began.

Graffiti has always been popular during demonstrations. This one reads "In opposition to police violence, violence in the streets." The classic Citroen 2CV places the photo unmistakably in Paris.

After the students were blocked from the Sorbonne the marches grew in size. I followed this one down Boulevard St. Michel on the afternoon of May 10.

When the march encountered a CRS cordon, it stopped. A couple of meters separated the two sides. I thought the space between them looked like a good photographic position, so I walked all the way down that opening to the far side of the street, with both sides staring at me in disbelief. Perhaps not one of my safer decisions...

A second after I snapped the previous picture, the street filled with tear gas and flying police batons. The CRS also used the steel butt-plates of their carbines to make their point.

Events escalated throughout the night, but I was at home with my parents nursing tear gassed eyes and a couple of police bruises. The next morning the streets were littered with the remnants of cobblestone barricades. These had provided both refuge and ammunition during the previous night's adventures. In the background are two of the dozens of burned-out cars that had illuminated the proceedings.

I picked up a couple of cobblestones from this barricade, and carried them back to Canada as souvenirs of history. I still have them on my bookshelves. These streets have all been paved.

The adventure convinced me that I probably didn't want to walk in the footsteps of Adams and Burrows after all. Looking back from 50 years on, that was a very sensible decision.
Posted by The_jackalope | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 03:48 PM (6 replies)
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