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Man fights federal "sex offender" list registration

Here’s the story.

Both the feds and the states are prohibited from creating ex post facto law.

Adding to someone’s punishment post-conviction is explicitly ex post facto.

This is why Ohio reasons that this particular person should not have to register. They understand the constitution, and their registration law is constructed to obey it.

However, the supreme court has ruled that registration is “not punishment” (which is sophist, ridiculous and absurd, but regardless, that’s what they said.)

Consequently, any state or the feds can register anyone, for anything, pre- or post-conviction, guilty or not. Another example of just this kind of misuse of power is the no-fly list. They make the list, decide you belong on it, bingo, you’re on it, and you have no recourse.

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On Image Post-Processing for Enhancement

There exists a fairly vocal group of people who would tell us that a picture should be an exact representation of what you would see, as a human, had you only been there to see it. At least, as best as can be managed; that’s the goal. I find this to be only one very limited way to look at the world with tools of higher resolution and capability than my own. My own approach is… other.

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Prowler-rific!

Plymouth Prowler

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1:1250 scale diorama – The President, under way

1250 scale)

Deb created the “sea” out of stained glass, and I mounted it in a box to protect it. The ship is about 2 and 3/4ths inches long; the wake is powdered flour and an application of WinImages’ “radial wave” effect using layers to separate the ship from the water. The “smoke” is also a WinImages effect. I took the shot with a Canon EOS 40D and Canon’s 100mm macro lens. For more details, just click on the image.

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