I spotted this a while back and can't help but wonder why a) water is being directed into a shelter (note the glass wall on the right) and b) it's diverted to just above the security camera. Inquiring minds want to know :)
Kinda reminds me of thereIfixedit.com :)
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What a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! Time with family, good feasting, and much to be thankful for.
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I took one of my little two-year-olds to the lovely Bismarck Municipal Airport to look at airplanes and ride the escalators. Since he was having such a blast going up and down, up and down, up and down...I decided to have a little fun of my own. I threw on a 10mm lens, set my camera on the floor at the bottom of one of the escalators, set a slow shutter speed, and voila! Fun.
I don't think you can see it in the first photo, but yes - that balloon I posted about a few days ago is still hugging the ceiling. Here's the proof. Then I put the camera back in my trusty backpack so I wouldn't make security nervous, then took little Sparky for a couple more escalator rides.
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I knew that the space station was going to be passing by tonight, because it has been doing so on a nightly basis. I perched myself on the University of Mary hill, got my camera ready, and had one shot at success. I was hoping for a little flatter trajectory, with an arc passing almost horizontally across the frame, but that wasn't in the cards. I got the shot, however. I processed different areas of this photo differently to bring out the detail in each.
The ISS traversed the sky overhead for several minutes before fading into the dark night sky. Then I hopped in the truck, ran back to town and perused the Bismarck public library for a bit, then brought home a Lightning McQueen toddler bed for one of my two two-year-old boys. Ka-chow!
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I've probably featured a shot like this before, but never on such a glorious frosty November morning! Have a great weekend!
Oh...wait a minute. There's something we need to do, or our nation will be stepping off a figurative, dangerous version of the top step in the photo above. The Senate plans to vote on their monstrosity of a "health care reform" bill this Saturday. We need to urge our Senators to vote NO.
Once again, they have thousands of pages of bureaucracy waiting for us, stripping us of our freedoms and turning your body into a budget item. Oh, and it gets worse:
This bill will require everybody to pay for publicly funded abortions, regardless of their convictions on the matter. Funds will be collected from all participants in the public "option" and dispersed to provide abortion services. This is not elective.
It's amazing, considering that every poll out there shows that the people do not support the government takeover of health care. Opposition to abortion is at an all time high as well. Yet they continue to plow forward! This is not a representative form of government with the current bunch of idiots in office. Force them to listen; make your voice heard!
Have you ever called one of our congressmen to voice your opinion? It's easy, it takes about thirty seconds, and their staff will note your call. They have to. You don't have to argue your opinion or debate with the person on the other end of the phone; you simply tell them how you want the senator to vote. It's quick, it's easy, and it's a shame it doesn't get used more.
For reference, the bill in question is HR 3590. You can read it by downloading the PDF here (free Adobe Reader required).
You can find out the contact information of our senators by clicking here but I'll give you the phone numbers as the senate website is already kinda slow.
Dorgan: (202) 224-2043, 250-4618 locally or email him at http://dorgan.senate.gov/contact/contact_form.cfm.
Conrad: (202) 224-2551, 258-4648 locally or email at http://conrad.senate.gov/webform.html
Don't wait to to do it. Like I said, it takes thirty seconds, and they need to hear from us! Don't let them strip us of our liberty in this unconstitutional power grab!
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