In their YouTube video directed at Beck, characters Zebediah Colter and Jack Swagger begin with a promo in character — calling themselves “real Americans,” saying people in this country should only speak English, and claiming that Swagger’s defeat of character Alberto Del Rio, another wrestler, will “begin to set things right.”
Then, breaking out of his Colter character, Wayne Keown said, “We are in the entertainment business. Everything we do as our characters is designed to tell stories. Right now the story we’re telling is that Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger are using the current, relevant, and topical story of immigration to target the WWE world champion Alberto Del Rio. Also a character played my my friend Jose Rodriguez. In our story, we are the antagonists, and Alberto is the protagonist.”
“Glenn Beck, you recently referred to WWE as ‘stupid wresting people,’” he continued, going on to say that Beck was therefore calling 14 million viewers stupid.
HappyWarriorI don't like WWE but leave it to Glenn Beck to make them look like the adult in the room. Really dude, you mock people all the fucking time and you can't handle a Tea Party parody? Typical right wing bully. He dishes it out but he can't take any blow back himself because he's a pathetic bully.
When shooting the moon or other distant objects it’s sometimes better to use a camera with a cropped frame sensor because the crop gives you a slight magnification factor. In the case of my T2i, I get 1.6 X whatever the lens gives me, but this is balanced by a reduced angle of view. So when I put on my 70-300mm lens for a moon shot, I get an effective 480 mm lens, and the reduced angle still leaves enough degrees sky in frame to easily capture the moon, even with full zoom.
The other things to do or set are:
Weight down your tripod
Take off image stabilization if your lens is equipped
Set to full manual everything and dial in these settings:
F-11 or F-13 aperture
1/125th shutter speed
Remote shutter release
Get the moon centered
Lock all tripod adjustments
Lock up your mirror
Turn off auto focus after achieving focus
Use the live view magnification feature to fine tweak the focus
Put a small sandbag atop the lens and camera to reduce shake from the shutter
f you’ve been following the blog this week, you’ve seen our posts on a cat that left its pawprints on a medieval scribe’s work and another that left its mark on a brick made in England during Roman times that ended up in a remote outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company called Fort Vancouver in Washington State, where it now sits in a museum to be visited by schoolchildren.
I love both of these cat stories, but neither of them is as funny as the duo of anecdotes recorded by Thijs Porck, a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture at Universiteit Leiden.
In the first, he recounts the story of a 1420 scribe whose precious work was peed on by one cat and then, the smell being attractive to other cats, many other felines. He had to draw a little picture of a cat and what appear to be hands pointing to the edges of the urine stain.
Journalism programs at the University of Nebraska and the University of Missouri are experimenting with UAVs for reporting and story research.
The ways we report and consume news have changed radically in recent years. Now not only are journalism schools adapting to answer the challenges of producing content on all shapes and sizes of screens and devices while maintaining integrity—with fewer resources than ever—two college journalism programs are also teaching students how to operate drone aircraft for story-gathering and reporting. Both classes are considered experimental. But they’re also easily replicated at any university. (Drones are getting pretty cheap, too.)
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Drone Journalism Lab and the Missouri Drone Journalism Program at the University of Missouri are the first two programs of their type in the nation. At both universities, journalism students are taught the basics of flying unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), using still and video cameras to gather aerial information, the ethics of operating flying cameras, FAA regulations and safety, and how to interpret aerial footage. The goal is to turn information gathered from the air into workable stories.
Both programs are experimental, but operate in different ways. The Nebraska Lab is integrated into the university’s college of Journalism and Mass Communications, and serves as a stand-alone proof-of-concept learning lab. “In short, drones are an ideal platform for journalism,” according to the lab’s mission statement online.
The use of remotely controlled drones to gather news has stirred interest among a small group of journalism students at the University of Missouri.
At the same time, it has raised concerns among some members of the state Legislature, which is considering a bill to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft to collect information in agricultural areas.
State Rep. Casey Guernsey, the bill’s sponsor, said Tuesday he has no problem with journalism students learning how to use drones. But the Republican from Bethany opposes the notion of news organizations using remotely controlled flying cameras to collect information.
All I want to say is that I haven’t played anything except basic Solitaire or various versions of Texas Hold ‘Em or Plants vs. Zombies on the computer since my early days of overplayingWarcraft II too long all night before going into work, but — dear and fluffy lord — I want to play this game. (I even tried to write something like it for one of my tabletop games, based on the ideas in FASA’s original Star Trek RPG.)
“An interesting shift in political strategy and policy negotiations was felt through the Capitol on Friday, with news that a rising star in Democratic circles will immediately resign his seat in the state Senate,” the Fresno Bee reports.
“The news came as a complete surprise in the Capitol community. Most notably, it removes the Democratic supermajority in the statehouse before the party’s legislators ever got a chance to flex their newly won political muscles.”
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Google has petitioned a secret U.S. national security court to relax restrictions on the information the tech giant can disclose about government data requests, claiming such restrictions violate the company's right to free speech under the First Amendment. Google's motion, filed Tuesday with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, is the tech giant's latest attempt to address recent media reports that suggested it gives the ...
Beyond Camp, other lawmakers scheduled to attend the rally include GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.) along with Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio).
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Call it Klan Kamp, a summertime retreat in the Ozark Mountains where, for $500 per camper, young and old can learn the fundamentals of the "HOLY mission of White Christian Revival" with the goal of becoming leaders in the "New Crusade for race, faith and homeland." On Aug. 23, the first class of the Soldiers of the Cross Training Institute (SOTC) is scheduled to ...
The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto argued Tuesday that the discussion about sexual assault in the military has become "a war on men." Taranto brought up the case of Capt. Matthew Herrera, an Air Force officer accused of sexual assault by a fellow servicewoman, in a column as an example of Congress' "effort to criminalize male sexuality." Capt. Herrera was ultimately not convicted of ...
The first experimental drug to boost brain synapses lost in Alzheimer's disease has been developed by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. The drug, called NitroMemantine, combines two FDA-approved medicines to stop the destructive cascade of changes in the brain that destroys the connections between neurons, leading to memory loss and cognitive decline. The decade-long study, led by Stuart A. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., professor ...
Amazon and other e-commerce firms are cutting ties with all Minnesotans who earn money by posting links that send traffic to online merchants after lawmakers passed a tweak to state sales tax law. Minnesota E-Fairness legislation, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 23 and going into effect July 1, classifies independent bloggers and online reviewers as a physical presence of a business in ...
A day after the cast of an Atlanta sports radio show was fired for mocking Steve Gleason's battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the former Saints player issued a response. Team Gleason, an organization named after the former NFL player, posted a statement on its Facebook page Tuesday, accepting the apologies of the radio hosts, and thanking those who defended Gleason. "... I would like ...
"I gave them everything on a silver platter, and these dogs didn't do anything," she said of the original investigators. She said she had to battle to get key evidence introduced, and deal with detectives who didn't take her leads seriously. "I'm in this for all of us," she said of the victims' mothers. "I feel that she (Jessica) is with me, helping me." ...
From Mother Jones:
5) Fewer than 300 phone numbers were targeted in 2012.NSA officials say that even though the agency has access to Americans' phone records, it investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers connected to US citizens in 2012. The officials did not provide any detail on the number of email addresses targeted.
At least 200 members of Sunflower Community Action were bused into Kobach's Kansas City-area neighborhood on Saturday - to protest his staunch anti-illegal alien views. "I was just appalled," Kobach told Fox News. "They have a right to protest at my office or at public places - that's fine. But they don't have a right to enter someone's private property and engage in this ...
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — A man killed Tuesday in a fiery car crash in Hollywood was journalist Michael Hastings, his employer said. The wreck happened near the intersection of Highland and Melrose avenues around 4:15 a.m., according to LAPD Officer Lillian Carranza. The car, presumably driven by Hastings, slammed into a tree and caught fire. “I was just coming northbound on Highland and I ...
Talking Points Memo: The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has taken the unusual step of actively blocking a former committee aide from talking to TPM about congressional oversight of the intelligence community. At issue isn’t classified sources and methods of intelligence gathering but general information about how the committee functions — and how it should function. The committee’s refusal to allow former general counsel ...
From The Atlantic 2013-06-18 Conor Friedersdorf. USA Today has published an extraordinary interview with three former NSA employees who praise Edward Snowden's leaks, corroborate some of his claims, and warn about unlawful government acts. Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J. Kirk Wiebe each protested the NSA in their own rights. "For years, the three whistle-blowers had told anyone who would listen that the NSA ...
NASA also issued a request for information (RFI) for ideas on locating, redirecting, and exploring asteroids NASA is looking for brilliant minds to figure out how to locate dangerous asteroids and eliminate any potential harm they may cause. NASA announced the Asteroid Grand Challenge today, which is asking anyone -- from government agencies to companies to citizen scientists -- to come up with a ...
June 4, 2013 -- In 2010, in the journal Nature, a pair of physicists at the Santa Fe Institute showed that when the population of a city doubles, economic productivity goes up by an average of 130 percent. Not only does total productivity increase with increased population, but so does per-capita productivity. Share This: In the latest issue of Nature Communications, researchers from the ...
Senior bankers guilty of reckless misconduct should be jailed, a long-awaited report on banking commissioned by the government has recommended. The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards was set up by Chancellor George Osborne last year after a number of scandals involving the industry. Jail reckless bankers, standards commission urgesThe cross-party group's fifth report attacked the lack of accountability of bankers and also said some ...
LE BOURGET, France — Boeing Co. won major orders from five customers for a stretched-out version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show Tuesday, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets.Boeing announced the formal launch of its 787-10 program at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday and says it already has commitments for 102 jets from ...
When Laura Gambrel, 22, of Zionsville, Ind., graduated from Indiana University in May, she wanted to keep the celebration pretty low key. She didn’t walk at the ceremony, nor did she have a party because she planned to go right back to the university this coming fall for grad school. It seemed only fitting then that the one thing her mother attempted to do ...