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The end of an era : Canon stops selling last film camera

 

The end of the ability to buy a brand new (unused but stored for eight years) Canon EOS-1v is a notable, nostalgic moment for the company and Canon photographers. Canon hasn’t produced a new film camera since 2010 but continued to sell the SLR from the remaining stock over eight years. An official announcement from Canon Japan gives the EOS-1V a casual death. “By the way,” the Google translated support page reads, “we are finally decided to end sales for the film single reflex camera EOS -1v.”

The company will continue to repair the film camera until 2025 unless parts run out. ”

https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/canon-film-camera-sales-cease/

Racist Morgan Freeman also a sexist perv

“(CNN)A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on “Going In Style,” a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.

But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said.
In one incident, she said, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said — he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he’d try again. Eventually, she said, “Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior was not limited to that one movie set, according to other sources who spoke to CNN. A woman who was a senior member of the production staff of the movie “Now You See Me” in 2012 told CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.
“He did comment on our bodies… We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted,” she said.
At 80 years old, Freeman is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, with a movie career that spans nearly five decades. His starring roles in movies like “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Shawshank Redemption” in the late 1980s and early 1990s made him a household name. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby,” and has earned four other Oscar nominations. His voiceover work has also become iconic, including his narration for the Academy Award-winning documentaries “The Long Way Home” and “March of the Penguins.”

It’s baaaack : Ebola out break in DRC

“Mbandaka (DR Congo) (AFP) – A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the Ebola virus in the town of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo, medical sources said Thursday.

“We have quarantined a priest from the diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro who tested positive” for the Ebola virus, a medical source told AFP on condition of anonymity. Religious authorities could not be immediately contacted.

DRC health officials launched a small, targeted vaccination campaign this week to help rein in the latest Ebola outbreak in the country, which so far has claimed 27 lives.

Kinshasa announced on May 8 that there had been cases of the notorious haemorrhagic fever in a remote northwestern district called Bikoro.

Last Thursday, the first case was reported in a city — Mbandaka, a transport hub located on the Congo River.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/catholic-priest-infected-ebola-dr-congo-222524546.html

Armed citizen shoots,kills restaurant shooter

“A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant, leading to a bystander shooting him dead in the parking lot.

Oklahoma City Police said the gunman, who walked into Louie’s Grill & Bar on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, wounded at least four people.

“A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him,” Oklahoma police tweeted Thursday night.

The shooter was the only person who died in the incident. His identity was not confirmed as of Thursday night and his motive was unknown. Police said the incident is under investigation.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/25/armed-citizen-kills-shooter-who-shot-oklahoma-restaurant-diners/643726002/

They blow up so fast…

Austin bomber dead in explosion

“ROUND ROCK, Tex. — The suspected serial bomber who terrorized Austin with a slew of exploding packages died early Wednesday after detonating another explosive device in his vehicle as police closed in on him, authorities said.

Austin police and the FBI tracked the 24-year-old male to a hotel parking lot in Round Rock, about 18 miles north of Austin, where they found him inside his vehicle, Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said. Officers wanted to wait for tactical units to arrive before engaging the suspect, but he started to drive away.

The man stopped on the side of the Interstate 35 frontage road, Manley said. As Austin SWAT officers approached, the suspect detonated a bomb, knocking one of the officers backward and injuring him, Manley said.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/21/austin-bombing-suspect-dies-after-detonating-explosive-in-his-vehicle-police-say/?utm_term=.a85dfa09ca5c

California’s Brown Raises Prospect of Pension Cuts in Downturn

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“California Governor Jerry Brown said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits, which would go against long-standing assumptions and potentially provide financial relief to the state and its local governments.

Brown said he has a “hunch” the courts would “modify” the so-called California rule, which holds that benefits promised to public employees can’t be rolled back. The state’s Supreme Court is set to hear a case in which lower courts ruled that reductions to pensions are permissible if the payments remain “reasonable” for workers.

“There is more flexibility than there is currently assumed by those who discuss the California rule,” Brown said during a briefing on the budget in Sacramento. He said that in the next recession, the governor “will have the option of considering pension cutbacks for the first time.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/california-s-brown-raises-prospect-of-pension-cuts-in-downturn

Downturn? What a bunch of ass wipes

Texas and all the other states that California residents and businesses are fleeing to have no downturn

Right now everything is indicating that the economy is booming and may hit 4% growth

Bloomberg is calling it a down turn while the market is at 25,000

It is socialism, not a down turn

And it is being offered up to anyone who can run , jump or swim across the border (No wonder there are no Mexicans in the Olympics)

Just more propaganda from the left wing media

Illinois Lost 1 Resident Every 4.3 Minutes In 2017, Dropped To 6th Most Populous State

Illinois is drowning under a mountain of debt, unpaid bills and underfunded pension liabilities and it’s largest city, Chicago, is suffering from a staggering outbreak of violent crime not seen since gang wars engulfed major cities from LA to New York in the mid-90’s.  Here is just a small taste of some of our posts on Illinois’ challenges:

Given that, it’s hardly surprising that the Prairie State lost a net 33,700 residents in fiscal year 2017, according to the Census Bureau.  Also not surprising is the fact that the mass exodus from Illinois was the largest of any state in the country with lower taxed, lower cost of living states like Texas and Florida posting the biggest gains. 

The rest of the fun here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-20/illinois-lost-1-resident-every-43-minutes-2017-dropped-6th-most-populous-state

Here’s to all our friends at the U.N.

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Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote

“WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump told reporters at the White House.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-israel-un/trump-threatens-to-cut-aid-to-u-n-members-over-jerusalem-vote-idUSKBN1EE2A3

Trump also said that the days of taking advantage of us are over, but that was  not mentioned in any of the media articles

Matt Lauer fired this morning for sexual harassment

Let the purges begin!

No one is safe now

At least until they get Bill Clinton

“Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced.

Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show, where Lauer has been an anchor for two decades.

NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But he said, “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

NBC Fires Matt Lauer After Complaint About ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

Trump and the dismantling of Obama’s legacy

So much for the fundamental transformation of America

From the daily mail

“Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama.

Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy — the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done by the 44th.

All new presidents, of course, break with their predecessor once in the Oval Office, especially if they come from a rival political party.

But what is striking is how systematic the hammer blows to Obama’s legacy have been.

And rather than throw his weight behind new policies or projects, Trump has shown a willful desire to unpick, shred and erase everything his predecessor accomplished.”

 

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership? Within days of taking office, Trump signed an order pulling America out of the free trade accord, the fruit of eight years of negotiations between 12 Asia-Pacific countries, from Chile to Canada and Japan.

“We’re going to stop the ridiculous trade deals that have taken everybody out of our country and taken companies out of our country, and it’s going to be reversed,” Trump said.”

 

The Paris climate accord? Obama played a leading role in attaining that milestone in the effort to combat global warming.

Trump pulled out of the agreement signed by 195 countries, claiming that it “punishes the United States” and declaring: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

What about Obamacare, the signature legislative achievement of Obama’s first term? After trying in vain to get Congress to repeal it, Trump is now working to bring about its collapse through the regulatory process.

And the Iranian nuclear accord? The bid to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon in return for a lifting of sanctions more than any other bore came to represent Obama’s approach to world affairs.

“This deal will have my name on it,” the Democratic president said shortly before it was concluded. “Nobody has a bigger personal stake in making sure that it delivers on its promise.”

While Trump has stopped short of tearing up the Iran deal, as he threatened on the campaign trail, on Friday he warned he could do so “at any time,” raising doubts about the fate of an accord born of years of painstaking diplomacy.

 

Trump has held high his determination to fulfill his campaign promises, and give form to a simple slogan: “America First.”

And his team recalls, with reason, that Obama acted by decree many times when thwarted by Congress. What has been decided by the stroke of a pen can be undone by the stroke of a pen.”

Excerpted from here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4982344/Trump-dismantling-Obamas-legacy.html

Don’t worry, they are on the watch list

Dramatic video shows ‘Islamic protesters’ shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and playing the sound of EXPLOSIONS at full volume in east London street

“An unsettling video has emerged of protesters playing the sound of explosions while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ to rouse crowds in east London on Tuesday night.

Witnesses said that men wearing Islamic dress gathered in Seven Kings near Ilford at 7.45pm.

Two men repeatedly shouted Allahu Akbar into a microphone while playing gunshot sounds at volume on a speaker.

A witness, who asked not to be named said: ‘I was alarmed, I didn’t know what was going on. When someone shouts Allahu Akbar while playing gunshot sounds on a speaker it is deliberately trying to alarm.

‘There was a lot of commotion with a big group shouting and cheering whenever the men got closer with the speaker.’

Allahu Akbar translates from Arabic as ‘God is the greatest.’ The phrase has earned an unfortunate association with terrorism because extremists have been heard shouting it during recent attacks.

‘I have no idea what they were doing, but it was clearly some kind of protest,’ the witness said.

A bus driver stopped and asked them to move but the crowd refused and turned the speaker up to drown out the bus driver’s requests, the witness said.

‘I was alarmed at first but you come to expect things like that, it’s become common place in east London.”

From here : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4925584/Men-shout-Allahu-Akbar-play-explosion-sounds.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailUK

 

Police use of ‘StingRay’ cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

“A device that tricks cellphones into sending it their location information and has been used quietly by police and federal agents for years, requires a search warrant before it is turned on, an appeals court in Washington ruled Thursday. It is the fourth such ruling by either a state appeals court or federal district court, and may end up deciding the issue unless the government takes the case to the U.S. Supreme Court or persuades the city’s highest court to reverse the ruling.

The case against Prince Jones in 2013 involved D.C. police use of a “StingRay” cell-site simulator, which enables law enforcement to pinpoint the location of a cellphone more precisely than a phone company can when triangulating a signal between cell towers or using a phone’s GPS function. Civil liberties advocates say the StingRay, by providing someone’s location to police without court approval, is a violation of an individual’s Fourth Amendment right not to be unreasonably searched. The D.C. Court of Appeals agreed in a 2 to 1 ruling, echoing similar rulings in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and federal district courts in New York City and San Francisco.

“This opinion,” said Nathan F. Wessler of the American Civil Liberties Union, who helped argue the case with the D.C. Public Defender Service, “joins the growing chorus of courts holding that the Fourth Amendment protects against warrantless use of invasive, covert technology to track people’s phones. … We applaud today’s opinion for erecting sensible and strong protections against the government violating  people’s privacy in the digital age.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/09/21/police-use-of-stingray-cellphone-tracker-requires-search-warrant-appeals-court-rules/?utm_term=.7421018363de

 

Trump pardons Arpaio

It’s all right for Arpaio to break the law , yet people in his jail on misdemeanors were in pink jumpsuits camping in tents in the desert. The law as written, is the law. Break it and pay the consequences……Unless you are above the ;law. Hypocrisy at it’s worst.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/25/trump-pardons-former-arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio/

No guilty verdicts in Bundy ranch stand off trial

“A federal jury in Las Vegas did not return any guilty verdicts Tuesday against four men accused of taking up arms against federal agents during the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014.

Jurors dealt government prosecutors a stinging defeat in the case when, after four days of deliberations, they returned not-guilty verdicts on the most serious charges and deadlocked on a handful of others.

Richard Lovelien of Oklahoma and Steven Stewart of Idaho were acquitted on all counts and walked out of court Tuesday night free after spending more than a year in prison.

“Both Ricky and I were teary-eyed,” Las Vegas defense lawyer Shawn Perez said of the verdict, “I was shaking … I have gotten not-guilty verdicts before, but this was really special to me.”

Two other defendants, Eric Parker and O. Scott Drexler, both of Idaho, were acquitted on the most serious charges of conspiracy and extortion, but jurors failed to reach unanimous verdicts on weapons and assault charges.”

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2017/08/22/no-guilty-verdicts-bundy-ranch-standoff-trial/592019001/

 

Asian reporter Robert Lee removed by ESPN from UVA game to avoid offense

Guy most likely to be offended (Below)

“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”

Additionally, I had a conversation with a senior employee at ESPN who wanted to make it clear that this was not a mandate or a demand from the company, that it was a people first decision”

You just can’t make some shit up

But this is how the game is played these days:

If you tune in to ESPN, you are part of the problem

Not the solution

The rest here: https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/msespn-pulls-asian-announcer-named-robert-lee-off-uva-game-avoid-offending-idiots/

Trump administration undoing climate change propaganda

Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that the incoming Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.

A missive from Bianca Moebius-Clune, director of soil health, lists terms that should be avoided by staff and those that should replace them. “Climate change” is in the “avoid” category, to be replaced by “weather extremes”. Instead of “climate change adaption”, staff are asked to use “resilience to weather extremes”.

The primary cause of human-driven climate change is also targeted, with the term “reduce greenhouse gases” blacklisted in favor of “build soil organic matter, increase nutrient use efficiency”. Meanwhile, “sequester carbon” is ruled out and replaced by “build soil organic matter”.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails

Wow! Can you imagine that? They are changing sequester carbon to build soil organic matter?

How dare they use truth instead of propaganda !

This is going to be hilarious. Get used to the daily sound of liberal heads exploding….

Or should I call it “Cranial evacuations”?

 

I would be proud…

“RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A person who “passed gas” on an American Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon forced all passengers off the jet, officials said.

MORE NEWS: Flight attendant breaks wine bottle over rowdy passenger’s head, FBI says

The incident happened when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, according to a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The flight, which was not identified by RDU officials, landed at the airport around 4 p.m. when the incident was reported.

MORE NEWS: New details emerge on Air Canada near-collision at San Francisco airport

All the passengers were taken off the plane and after the incident was investigated it was determined that a passenger “passed gas,” the official said.”

‘Passed gas’ forces passengers from plane at RDU, spokesperson says

Fed to reduce balance sheet

The link below takes you to a step by step exhaustive explanation of how the Fed has fucked us with a 4 Trillion dollar debt.

Normalization has to begin somewhere and when it does a market addicted to near zero interest rates is going to go haywire

If we are going to be back in an economy that actually grows and is not dependent on the Fed buying public assets (Bonds) then there is going to be a very painful acclimatization period

4 Trillion dollars, no matter how much we wish , cannot be made to disappear

This is going to be the point that the rubber hits the road . There will be no pretending when runaway interest rates starts and inflation goes through the roof

You had better be ready to suffer the wrath of the laws of unintended consequences brought on by the fiscal policies of the Keynesian Kenyan

If you have not prepared yet, you have not been paying attention. But even so, now is not too late. A little is better than none

“The size of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet increased greatly between 2009 and 2014 owing to large-scale asset purchases. The balance sheet has stayed at a high level since then through the ongoing reinvestment of principal repayments on securities that the Fed holds. When the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decides to reduce the size of the Fed’s balance sheet, it is expected to do so by gradually reducing the pace of reinvestments, as outlined in the June 2017 addendum to the FOMC’s Policy Normalization Principles and Plans.”

http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2017/07/how-the-fed-changes-the-size-of-its-balance-sheet.html

Fake news hacks at #CNN @ChrisCoumo are still at it

While Trump is in Poland making a speech with the Polish president, the fake news hacks at CNN are still blathering on about “The Russia connection”

The moronic idiots forget that our former ass licker in chief gave Russia the biggest gift that he could

On Sept. 17 2009 The Obamatard decided against the missile defense shield in Europe and moved to use short range missiles closer to Iran to deter Iranian missile launches

And I really shouldn’t call him a “Tard” because he is actually quite devious and vindictive

Sept. 17 is the date that the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939 and he chose that because of it’s significance

But the CNN hacks have nothing better to yammer on about than the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia

They have most certainly forgotten Chairman Zero’s hot mic incident about having more “Flexibility” after his re-election

Nor have they remembered the Clinton foundation which received millions of dollars from Russian entities to ensure their acquisition of Uranium one , “A Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West”

All while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of state.

And why have they forgotten this?

Because they are hacks and purveyors of fake news

They do not report news

They make up political headlines to forward their agenda

Haters are gonna hate

Hacks are gonna hack

 

 

 

 

Vatican police ‘break up gay orgy’ at home of one of Pope Francis’ advisors

The flat belonged to the Holy Office – which is in charge of tackling sexual abuse amongst the clergy

“Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis’s key advisers, it has been claimed.

The flat belonged to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, or Holy Office, which is in charge of tackling sexual abuse amongst the clergy.

Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio – a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.

Coccopalmerio heads the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and was said to have once recommended his secretary for a promotion to bishop.

The claims about the police raid last month were made in the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano”

“The flat involved is a short distance from the Vatican itself.

According to the paper, neighbours became suspicious before complaining about irregular behaviour of those coming and going at the flat.

When police showed up, they reportedly found drugs and a group of men engaged in sexual activity.

It is the latest scandal to hit the Vatican and comes after its finance chief Cardinal George Pell was charged with historical sexual offences.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/vatican-police-break-up-gay-10743972

Who ever would have thunk?

Things like that going on right under the nose of the Commie Pope

He has to be politically correct right?

Isn’t that his thing?

Don’t be a bigot Mr. Pope just because of gay orgies on Vatican property….