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This is what illegitimate government looks like

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WATCH: A program meant to stamp out fraud has put a stranglehold on legitimate industries.
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If you aren't following +Rachel Tine, why not?

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Fade

Model: June St Paul (http://junestpaul.tumblr.com/)

Happy #halfnekkidthursday  everyone! For #lyricallyinspired  today from +Tara Romasanta, +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, and me:

#AmosLee  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FtvF4k2QaQ

"I know we all,
we all got our faults.
We get locked in our vaults,
and we stay..

When you're gone, 
all the colours fade. 
When you're gone,
no new years day parade.
You're gone,
colours seem to fade,
colours seem to fade."

Have a colorful day, everyone!! :)   
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You're the best +Gordon Runkle! :) 
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I don't really care for it, myself.

The model is pretty, the pose is excellent and the setting is creative and interesting. And it is well framed.

What destroys all of these good things is the overly dark printing.

I've seen enough of your work to understand that low key and something akin to film noir is your trademark style and I like it. But this one just doesn't work: there is either too much light on the stairs, or not enough on the model. Not only is she muddy, but the telltale (indoor) available-light look of deep shadow in the model's eye sockets really takes away from the image's impact.

If the scene couldn't be fixed with lighting (which I presume is the case) then I would suggest emphasizing the model, and de-emphasizing the background, in post.

Since pretty much all monochrome work these days begins with a full-color digital original, it is easy to manipulate skin tones separately from the background with skillful use of the color channel sliders during conversion to mono.

Just my two cents. 
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" Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to."
-- Theodore Dalrymple
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This coincides well with my own experience as a Communist in my younger days.

Looked him up on Wikipedia just now, and this Dalrymple fellow sounds interesting.  I think that if I run across his name again, I'll click the link.
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This is what illegitimate government looks like

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There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up to provide a façade of law and order manifested by an overt violence against the citizenry. Americans must break free of the apathy-inducing turpor of politics, entertainment spectacles and manufactured news. Only once we are free of the chains that b...
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I thought I saw something a few weeks ago saying that Texas has stopped doing that?

I think it was in something that +Jeff Kadas posted.  Not sure whether he's following you, so dunno if he'll see this and enlighten us.
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Ever wonder how they do it?
 
How does the restoration process of Van Gogh’s paintings proceed? #125questions http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/125-questions/questions-and-answers/question-111-of-125

Photo: Senior Conservator Ella Hendriks examined and restored ‘Field with Irises near Arles’
Photographer: Maartje Strijbis
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'Effortless' is the word that comes to mind. Exquisite photo. 
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Slouching toward Idiocracy

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This is what illegitimate government looks like

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Why won't Obama put an end to government snooping?
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Don't ask why Obama won't put an end to government snooping.  Ask why we can't get people to install and start using PGP.

Email is not secure, not private, and never has been.  It has always been trivially easy for anyone, not just Government, to read your emails in-transit.

The technology to protect against this has been around for at least 25 years.  It costs nothing.  I have it installed on my computer.

It does me no good because none of the people with whom I correspond will use it.  I guess they think it's too complicated or something.

We have much to fear from the NSA, but email need not be one of them.  But it is one of them, because we can't get people to install and use a simple layer of software with which to protect themselves.
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