Rules and Regulations

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Rules and regulations aren’t always good for us.  As the picture above illustrates, there’s really nothing left to do here but leave your car and go home :O(.  And so, for this blog anyway, I’d like to pick on The Government!  It’s as though they tie us all up in straight jackets, leaving you homeless, hungry and jobless, and say:  ‘Go forth and fly young eagle!  Go and leave your mark!’  What mark?  I’m not allowed to do anything without going to jail…

Just for the record, I’m in Canada, but that doesn’t matter.  This is a world-wide problem!  And it grows exponentially with the populace!  Like rats trapped in a cage,  The more complex the maze, and the more rats there are, the more likelihood the rats will turn on each other.  And rats are rodents, so we ascended from rats!  They’re our descendents…  And you know what they say: ‘Like father, like son!’

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By the time you figure this sign out, you’ll already be in jail for smacking into a tree!  Are you beginning to catch my drift?  You may have noticed that for this particular blog, I have not used any subtitles…  I hate subtitles!  That’s no way to run a blog!  It kills the mystery: ‘OK.  I’m going to write a paragraph.  But first, I’m gonna tell you what it’s all about.’  Dah!  Isn’t that WHY you’re reading the paragraph anyway?  I only do it because Google says I’ll get more hits, and they’re running this show, so I have to follow their ‘Rules and Regulations!’  One of these days I’m going to just write conversation, with a title, (a story) and that’s all they get!  What say Yee?

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Let me give you some you a choice.  You can be Liberal, choose to ignore the rules and regulations, choose your own road…  Choose to be different from all the Conservative, Rules and Regulation following sheep, and probably go to jail: or at the very least, get pounded out, (street talk for having the living CRAP beat out of you) and left in a gutter for dead!  So what’s it gonna be?  Are you gonna Man up and choose death?  LOL!  Or are you gonna play it safe, knowing you’ll never really have lived at all?  I think both choices stink!

Concept image of a lost and confused signpost against a blue cloudy sky.

Concept image of a lost and confused signpost against a blue cloudy sky.

Why We Shouldn’t Legalize Mary Jane…

Now that I have your attention, LOL, I just thought I’d report in on why I’m not reporting in.  We’ll get to the topic later.  For now though, you must endure this stupid, report:  I’m not here (I’m not here?), because I’m busy painfully processing images for you,  Highlighting (highlighting?), ‘Compositing Images by Creatively Using Beach Front Cottages to Store Desktop Icons…’  I know!  exceptionally long title.  I did that,  to cleverly disguise myself as someone who can think…This is followed by actual titles! : ‘More Picturesque DSLR Cameras at 1600 ISO Using a 50 mm. Macro Lens…’  This will be capped off with a segment on: ‘Macro Captures of Tiny Flowers…’ and ‘A Memorable Sunset Featuring Freaky, Cloud Patterns…  Expect to hear from me again in, oh, I dunno…  LOL! 16 months?  LOL!

One lesson I learned while taking telephoto shots (300 mm), was that I should have cleaned my lens!  There are lots of specks and blobs I have to take out of all my sky shots.  Plus, space shots need to be edited as well because spherical abrasion too far from the center of the photos, make stars look like footballs, plus I found out that shooting stars at more than 185 mm, and getting pin point sharpness required for star shots beyond the cameras auto focus.  It’s impossible for me because that particular lens (70mm to 300mm zoom lens), doesn’t come into infinity focus at its farthest point of travel.  And for the money,  I really expected better workmanship from Canon…  I may just return it for one that works!

Below, are some beautiful star images featuring: ‘The Orion Nebula’, and even shows the nebula using a 50 mm lens, and 1600 ISO under conditions a little bit: out-of-town: away from town lights!  I plan to go even further out of town soon…The constellation of Orion, beautiful in and of itself, hovers over sleeping lights on the other side of Lake Simcoe.  The water is still frozen in placeses further down the inlet.

As always, to see these shots revealing all-stars, full magnification is required:  So look at them at full size…

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The other two are previews of the sunset photos…

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This is a picture of Orion shot with a 50 mm lens.  Just below: ‘Orion’s Belt’ (The tree bright stars in a row…  They are respectively. from left to right, Alnitak, Alnalam, and Mintaka).  See that what looks like a string of stars pointing downward on a guantie angle?  The brightest fuzzy patch, is the Orion Nebular: a birthing place for new stars.  You can get a better view in the slide show coming up shortly…  It also includes a couple of pictures of beach front cottages…  Click the first picture on your far left to get into The Gallery below.

Editing Info.

The star pictures, although edited at 1600 ISO, can be blown up to: 19″ by 13″, and must be in that ratio, or your star points will all be football shaped and blurry.  I suggest the Stylus R2000 Ink-jet Printer for graphics retailing at around $700 Canadian, plus 13% tax.  It has 8 different color inks and special: ‘Piezo Electric’ nozzles to distribute more exacting tone transitions…  I shall return with more in a couple of days.  Salutations!  Live long and Prosper!  May you be forever young!

:Pot is Miraculous

Surly Pot can stop seizures, fight cancer, and Depression and a host of other ailments.  I’m not disputing that.  I’m just saying, it should all be kept underground or funding for these treatments may not be available!  LOL!  i.e. some parents are feeding it to their children, so they don’t want THC in it.  I’m saying Pot shouldn’t be legalized so it can remain relatively inexpensive.  If it’s legalized, its price will be maybe as high as $8 a joint…  To start…  Then it would go up!  And it would be more expensive according to THC content!  Of corpse you’re going to want 13% content as opposed to 3%…  Shirley you don’t want this because Medical Mariquana will cost you even more!  Wanna do something constructive?  Lower the price of running shoes :O)

Staying The Course

Social Networking

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I don’t see that: ‘Life is what you make it’ so much as what it makes of you.  I could have the best attitude there is.  But if I don’t see the bigger picture, I won’t be able to open the right doors.  In other words, experience teaches us how to implement it into our character, and manifest the results in real ways, for real people!.

It’s not just a matter of saying I’ll help others, and then handing out chocolate bars!  I must prioritize who needs my help most, and then how to tactfully administer what kind of help they need, in a way that maintains both their dignity, and my own.  If the truth hurts, how do you administer it without hurting someone? 

If you think someone is annoying, you don’t out-rightly tell them that!  You tell them that you think you are annoying, and ask them how you could go about solving the problem.  This way, you teach them how to teach themselves, and avoid them closing their ears and bruising their dignity.  Andy of Mayberry was very good at that!  So tactfulness in helping others with their problems is a very good way to make friends!  And making friends is the most important part about social networking…

Is everyone entitled to their own opinion?

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See, I believe that the impossible is something that can be made possible, if we just change the rules under which a person, place or thing functions!  It was impossible to get me to clean my room until my Mother told me that I could go without dinner if I failed to do so!  So when I got hungry enough, I suddenly wanted to clean my room, thereby making the impossible possible!

So no!  I don’t think you’re entitled to your own opinion if it’s a stupid one.  I could be of the opinion that I no longer need to look for traffic before I cross the road, because I have ears, and can hear cars coming.  Sounds right, but did I think it out properly?  What if someone’s just turning a corner when I step out into the road?  I might not hear that!  What if someone is fiddling with their radio, and I’m slowly loosing my hearing?  What if?  So don’t be duped into thinking because you have an opinion to express, that everyone’s going to think you’re entitled to it.  You had better be right, or what purpose does it serve?

Truth is our Teacher…

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Why do we avoid the truth?  Compliments may make you feel good alright.  But they don’t teach you anything about how to progress!  Will placing blame solve the problem? Do I expect friends if I don’t go out and make them?

Once I told someone that a line in their poem didn’t fit with the rest  I also pointed out what did fit, and praised the rest of the poem so this person could keep his dignity.  Later, I received a reply thanking me for leaving a comment he actually found useful!  What’s the moral?  If you sound like everybody else, you’re going to be treated like everybody else…  Ignored…  Respect isn’t an entitlement!  So be constructive when you comment, and add to what’s already there.

Staying the course?  ‘Oh that poem’s so beautiful!’ comments.  Yes!  And?  They already know it’s worthwhile. If you thought it was all so beautiful, you might have went on to ask: ‘Could you help me to write poems like this?’   You probably would have gained a friend for life!  I’m asking you to stay the course, learn from experience, and apply that.  BTW, was able to condense, by more than 300 words :O)