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  • AGAIN! Obama claims USA to be a MUSLIM NATION!

    10/19/2014 7:15:53 PM PDT · 39 of 58
    Yosemitest to iontheball
    Will that KENYAN TURD ever stop LYING ?
    He's a BIBLICAL CURSE !

      Remember:
        Don't let anyone deceive you in any way,
          for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs
            and the man of LAWLESSNESS is revealed,
              the man doomed to destruction.
          He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped,
            so that he sets himself up in God's temple,
              proclaiming himself to be God.
        Don't you remember that when I was with you
          I used to tell you these things?
        And now you know WHAT is holding him back,
          so that he may be revealed
            at the proper time.
        For the secret power of LAWLESSNESS is already at work;
          but the one who now holds it back
            will continue to do so
              till he is taken out of the way.
        And then the LAWLESS ONE will be revealed,
          whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth
          and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
        The coming of the LAWLESS ONE will be in accordance with the work of Satan
          displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,
          and IN EVERY SORT OF EVIL
            THAT DECEIVES those who are perishing.
        They perish
          because THEY REFUSED to love the truth
            and so be saved.
        For this reason
          God sends them
            a POWERFUL DELUSION
              so that THEY WILL BELIEVE THE LIE
              and so that ALL will be condemned
                who have NOT BELIEVED the truth
                  but have DELIGHTED in wickedness.
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 9:55:43 AM PDT · 50 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    Thanks for the info.
    I'll have to read it later.
    Responsibilities calling me for now.
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 9:53:59 AM PDT · 49 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    I found my answer.
      Sony & Minolta Maxxum AF lenses Does this camera work with the Minolta Maxxum AF lenses?

        Yes, ALL Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras will work with Minolta Maxxum AF lenses.
        This is explicitly stated by Sony.
          (NOTE: 'Alpha' was the name Minolta used for its SLR cameras sold in Japan
            (the name 'Maxxum' was used in the United States market, in other international markets Minolta used the name 'Dynax').
          Sony took over the 'Alpha' name to highlight the fact that its new DSLR's made from 2006 onwards
          were a continuation of the Minolta line, using the Minolta AF lens mount).
        Minolta Maxxum AF lenses will mount correctly on ALL Sony Alpha DSLR cameras, autofocus will work,
        and if they are Minolta 'D' lenses (distance-encoding) then the 'D' feature works.
        For more information, look up the article 'The Alpha Advantage' on the website: AlphaMountWorld.com. (Google will find it for you)

      you can also visit dyxum.com for a VERY in-depth listing of all of the compatible lenses for the alpha system,
      as well as reviews and ratings for each one based on user experience.
      In addition, you'll find a very helpful, unbiased, knowledgeable forum full of users ready to help out the alpha photographer, or any photographer for that matter.
      Check it out, it'll be more help than you ever though you needed.
      I have an A200, and i visit Dyxum regularly.
      happy shooting!I hope this is helpful.
    Here's Using Minolta Lenses on the Sony Alpha By TOM BONNER, AUGUST 10, 2010
      The most common question I get about the Sony Alpha dSLRs is
        "Can I use Minolta lenses on the Sony Alpha dSLR?"
      The answer is, not surprisingly,
        "it depends."

      Over a span of fifty-plus years, Minolta produced a dizzying array of optics. The company continued to pour its own glass, long after other camera manufactures started to outsource their glass making. In addition to making lenses for photographers, Minolta produced optics for scientific, medical and industrial needs. A lens may say Minolta on it, but that is no guarantee that lens is appropriate for photographic use.

        "I don't care about that, I just want to know if my dad's old Minolta lenses will fit my new Sony Alpha!"

      I understand, but the answer is still "it depends."
      Fortunately, figuring which Minolta lens are compatible with the Sony mount is fairly straight forward, but there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about.

      Minolta created a number of lens lines during its photographic manufacturing period. The early Minolta M43 Lieca mount lens were so well designed that Lieca actually contracted Minolta to produce some of their optics. Minolta also produced lenses for it's short lived 110 SLR.

      In the last fifty years or so, the bulk of Minolta optics production was devoted to lenses in three major mount types:
      • A-Mount auto focus lenses (1985 - 2006) which are fully Sony compatible
      • SR and ROKKOR manual focus lenses (1958-2001), which can only be used on the Sony Alpha with an adapter
      • Vectis auto focus lenses, which cannot be used on the Alpha

      As you might expect, there are idiosyncracies with certain lenses that could effect whether a specific lens is 100% compatible. The statements above, however, apply for the overwhelming amount of Minolta glass.

      Let’s look at each lens mount in detail:

      Minolta A-Mount lenses



      Minolta introduced the A-mount in 1985, and with only a few slight variations, they continued to use the same mount for all their top level SLRs and DSLRs until the Minolta photographic assets were sold to Sony. Although Sony has started to use the term Alpha mount to describe their dSLR lens system, it is really the old Minolta A-mount. Minolta A-lenses work on the Sony Alpha, because Minolta originally designed the mount that Sony currently uses. Sony has beefed up the camera mount in its later offerings, but the lens mount itself is exactly the same as Minolta. So all Minolta A-Mount lenses attach and operate perfectly on the Sony Alpha. There is no difference, because the mounts are identical.

      As I said, there are few idiosyncrasies that effect some of the Minolta lenses. The biggest of these involves the power zoom "I" lenses. When Minolta introduced the "I" series film SLRs, they included a power zoom feature that allowed users to change the focal length of certain lenses by pressing a button. I'm not sure how useful an asset this was, but Minolta sold a ton of I lenses.

      Obviously, there are no power buttons or zoom motors on any Sony Alpha, or for that matter, any Minolta dSLR. So obviously, you can't use the power zoom feature of the i lenses on these cameras. But that is the only limitation. These lens attach to the Sony Alpha, just like any lens in the Sony catalog. Auto focus, auto exposure, auto diaphragm all work perfectly. So does image stabilization. The only limitation is that there is no power zoom; you have to zoom manually. So technically, the i lenses are not 100% compatible with the Sony Alpha's; but do you really care? For all practical purposes, the i optics work just fine.

      Sony also indicates that Minolta DT lenses (designed to cover the APS-C sensor) may not work correctly on the full frame A850 and A900. They do work as expected on the APS-C cameras that compse most of the Sony dSLR lineup.

      What about third-party A mount lenses? Almost as soon as Minolta introduced the A-mount in 1985, lens makers like Tamron, Sigma and Vivitar started cranking out auto-focus optics to fit the new Maxxum AF cameras. So there are thousands, if not millions of non-Minolta, non-Sony A-mount lenses out there.

      In theory, these lenses were designed to be compatible with the original Maxxum 7000. Minolta lenses for the Maxxum 7000 are fully comptible with the Alpha, so you would expect the third party optics for the Maxxum to be usable on the Alpha.

      You don't haver to spend a fortune to equip your Sony Alpha with a full suite of lenses. Second-hand Minolta glass can offer you an inexpensive, high quality alternative to high-end optics.

      In truth, most older third party A-Mount lenses work beautifully on the Alpha. Unfortunately, there are some early third party lenses that don't work correctly when attached to the Sony Alpha. Some manufactures offer an upgrade program to convert older lenses to work on the Sony dSLR mount, but this involves time and expense.

      If you are considering buying a third party A-mount lens, I suggest that you check out the lens database at Dyxum. They have an entry for almost every A-mount lens in existence, including optics you probably never knew existed. The great thing is every lens is rated for sharpness, quality build and general usefulness. You can check whether a third party lens will work on on the Alpha. In just a couple of minutes you will have an idea if a particular lens is a dud or a bargain.

      Minolta Rokkor lenses



      Next up, you will run across millions of older Rokkor and SR mount lenses. Minolta cranked these out in great numbers before they introduced the Maxxum auto focus cameras in 1985. At one point, Minolta was churning out 30,000 lenses a month, and they did that for years.

      What many photographers don't realize is that Minolta kept many of the older Rokkor lenses in their catalog for years after introducing the Maxxum. As late as 2001, you could still buy a brand new X700 manual focus camera from Minolta, and they also offered many of the more popular Rokkor lenses to go with it.

      As I mentioned in an earlier article, Minolta probably would have continued to use the Rokkor X-mount on the Maxxum cameras, but they couldn't find the room to incorporate auto-focus into the Rokkor design. So they made the painful choice to abandon the old mount and create a completely new design for the auto focus cameras.

      This means that you cannot attach a Rokkor lens directly to an A-Mount camera. The mounts are completely different, there is no compatibility.

      Of course, Minolta realized that they had millions of existing customers with extensive collections of Rokkor lenses. These photographers were unlikely to adopt the new Maxxum models unless they could bring their older lenses with them. So Minolta designed an adapter which allowed Maxxum users to make use of Rokkor lenses. These adapters were actually in the form of a teleconverter, and for a long time were very expensive and difficult to find. More recently, a number of accessory manufacturers have responded to the need by offering inexpensive Minolta MA-MC adapters. I will delve more completely into MA-MC adapters in a later post in this series. The important thing is that the only way to mount a Minolta SR, MC, MD Rokkor style lens to the Sony Alpha is with an adapter. Unless you want to seriously modify the lens, which is another possibly I will discuss in another post.

      Minolta Vectis Lenses



      The final lens you might run across in your search for used Minolta lenses are known as Vectis mount lenses. In the 1990s, Minolta developed a line of APS (Advance Photo System) cameras they called the Vectis. Some of the Vectis models were fixed lens rangefinders, but Minolta also offered a Vectis SLR that offered interchangeable lenses. There was even a 3mpVectis dSLR known as the RD3000.

      While Vectis lenses are not as common at the A-mount and X-Mount optics, you may still run across them on eBay, Craig's List, pawn shops and used camera vendors. They look quite similar to the A-mount lenses and many of them are marked with the Minolta logo.

      Do not be fooled. Vectis lenses are not compatible with the Minolta A-mount and there is no way to use these optics on a Sony Alpha. When the Vectis SLR was introduced, Minolta announced they were creating an adapter that would allow photographers to use their existing A-mount lenses on the new Vectis cameras. As far as I can tell, the adapter was never put into production, so the A-mount and Vectis lenses are totally incompatible. Even if Minolta did actually produce the adapter, it was designed to attach A-mount lenses to Vectis cameras, so it would be no help in using Vectis glass on the Alpha models. I don't know of any adapter that would mount a Vectis lens on the A-mount, and I doubt that there is sufficient interest in the V-mount optics that any third party will ever produce one.


    That answer my question .
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · 46 of 50
    Yosemitest to yarddog
    I was just responding and didn't read the whole thread.
    Between the dog outside, and the phone and other things demanding my time at home, I've been busy.
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 8:49:52 AM PDT · 45 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER

    So the Sony Alpha Cameras are digital and use and upload to computers or iPhones?
    Can they control the Minolta AF lenses or do they just do manual controls on the Minolta AF lenses ?

  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 8:36:01 AM PDT · 43 of 50
    Yosemitest to yarddog
    The Minolta Maxxum AF 7000 is film, and it's not digital.
    It's 35mm film.
    I'm sure there would be a great market for a company that would make a digital camera body
    that could control and use these lenses.
    They really are high quality lenses.
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · 39 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER

    Is there a digital camera that uses a flash card memory, that would use those lenses so you could load them into a computer without having to scan them in ?

  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT · 38 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    CORRECTION:
      I'd have to look again to see if it's "f4".
      It's a 70-210 1:4 (32) in the leather hard carrying case.
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 7:04:46 AM PDT · 37 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    I'd have to look again to see if it's "f4".
    It's a 70-219 1:4 (32) in the leather hard carrying case.
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 7:00:25 AM PDT · 36 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    I was just checking E-bay and it's amazing how many of them are still out there and are selling cheap.
    They really are quality equipment, even if they are old.
    I was just pulling mine out and looking through them and my Datas Back is the D7 model.
    But they are heavy, and I lugged that bag of camera equipment all through the military.
    It'll be next month (payday) before I can see if they work, and then I've got to find someone in town who still develops 35 mm film.
    I'll have to buy some film.
  • NEW TOY

    10/19/2014 6:11:39 AM PDT · 31 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    Thanks.
    Now, I got to get the jeweler's screwdriver set and the batteries and then read again the instructions for the programable back and do them both at the same time. I had it serviced without the programable back on it back in 95 and when it came back it was working great.
    I replaced to standard back with the programable back and turned it on, and it died on the spot.
    And I haven;t tried to get them both serviced.

    But with these instructions, I can probably do it myself.

    I really like that camera and lenses, and I've taken some great photos with it.
    It's big and bulky, and when I bought them in 1985, back then I paid over 3 grand for all of it.
    But I've had a lot of fun with the set.
    The camera and all the lenses and the cleaning kit and filters will fill up a kid's school backpack and is quite heavy.
    But with the 28-85 lens and the 70-210 Lens, and the Macro Zoom 1x-3x lens, along with the standard 50 MM lens that came with it, it was great.

    The thought of being able to use it again, is also great.
    I may have to find another flash for it because I believe it suffered a battery leak and corrosion, and I've got the stand off shutter controller with about 15 feet of cable.
  • Ann Coulter Hopes Mitt Romney Is The GOP Nominee For 2016

    10/18/2014 6:12:57 PM PDT · 31 of 59
    Yosemitest to Bettyprob
    Anne!
    Really?
    One of the worst RINOs as pResident ?
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 6:09:03 PM PDT · 90 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 4:47:52 PM PDT · 88 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
    Go read your Bible.
    It'll tell you the TRUTH, unlike the so-called preacher that's been twisting your understanding of the Bible WAY OFF COURSE!

    You're rambling, when you should be learning.
    Have you not read:
      " For precept must be upon precept,
        precept upon precept;
      line upon line,
        line upon line;
      here a little,
        and there a little:

      For with stammering lips
        and another tongue
          will he speak to this people. "
  • Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election

    10/18/2014 4:43:51 PM PDT · 13 of 56
    Yosemitest to Enlightened1
    Listen to ALL THE CHEATING DemocRATs scream "RACISM" to smear the issue of VOTER FRAUD !
    I don't know WHAT they're worried about with all those "Motor Voter Automatic Registrations", plus allowing ILLEGAL ALIENS to be ISSUED State Driver's License !
    They can STILL CHEAT !

    And beside that, ... DemocRATs are SEALING ELECTIONS BEFORE we vote !

    Here's a MUST WATCH VIDEO about STEALING ELECTIONS !
    Make sure you tell ALL your acquaintances to watch it, and watch it RIGHT NOW !

      HBO Hacking Democracy The Pima County Way, Card Reader and RTA Election. ( 16:30 )

      By AUDITAZ Uploaded on Apr 24, 2011

        In the RTA election of May 16, 2006 more than 100 optical scanners failed on Election Day at various precincts.

        Election day I was out inspecting precincts and once I found that a large number of optical scanners were failing to work at the precincts.
        I called Rep. Ted Downing, (Chair of State Party Election Integrity committee) also (at that time) the Chair of our county party "Donna Branch-G".
        Both went to the election department to see what the problem was
        and that is when they found the Microsoft -Access manual open right next to the central tabulator.

        Donna and Ted took pictures of this.
        Both were told that they had no oversight rights because
          this was a nonpartisan election
        thus stopping us from actually finding out
          if MS-access was on the system
          and if the central tabulator networked to other computers in the office.
        By the time we got to check the computer several months later the program was gone.
        However, we did find MS-Access on the Maricopa Election Department and that system count 58% of the vote state wide.

        The Diebold-GEMS software is built on MS-Access program.
        It is illegal by state law to have software that has not been approved and or certified by the SOS office such as MS- Access.
        This is because
          MS Access easily backdoors the database
          and one could change anything they want by passing the GEMS Audit log.

        To make it worse
          the normal backup which was always done EVERY election night
            and/or major event was not until the following Friday at 5:01pm.

        Additional Facts:
          In the case of the RTA, the election department after processing 13,000 early ballots 6 days out,
            went in early the next morning
              and did a backup over that database
                destroying that file called "early ballots day 1"
                and replaced it with a new day 1 backup,
                  then illegally printed (5 days before the election) 2 election summary reports 10 minutes apart.
          These reports by law are not supposed to be printed until one hour after the polls close.
          Such a process took many computer moves that could never be a simple "slip of the finger".

        Fact: Even though Brian Crane told the Judge Miller
          this was a normal practice,
        examination of the computer logs showed this had only been done one other time since 2000.
        In actuality, Bryan Crane did backups at lunch
          and before he went home at night.

            AUDIT-AZ
            Producer: John R Brakey
            Esq: Bill Risner
            BBV: Jim March
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 4:35:21 PM PDT · 86 of 94
    Yosemitest to discostu
    The ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF wants ~ and is DIRECTING the policies that regulate ALL health care plans
    in the United States ~ TO FAIL !
    NEVER FORGET THAT !

    Many of us have said for many years that Obama is doing this INTENTIONALLY.
    He using the old Soviet Plan from 1934 or earlier.




    Only idiots and the evil voted for Obama, or ANY of the Democrats.
    AND NOW, WE CAN ADD "Establishment Republicans" TO THAT LIST, ALSO!
    They've lied to us, constantly, and really are "Collapsing the System".
    And now, these "Useful IDIOTS" who voted for them, are buying the lies that "Obamacare was designed to work." ?
    It was designed to fail from the start.
    THEN ... THEY GO TO THE "SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM". They've been sucking our wallets dry for over four years now on the "Obamacare" LIE.
    AND NOW THEY WANT MORE TAXES ?
    Our Founding Fathers would have hung them already!

    Lets review:
      Who was it that cut future funding for Medicare by $575 billion?
        ...the president and the Democratic Party successfully bamboozle voters... The 2012 election could turn on this falsehood.
        The truth is that the Obama health law reduces future funding for Medicare by $575 billion over the next 10 years ...

        Mr. Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius frequently make that false claim.
        Indeed, even Medicare's mailings to seniors repeat the claim
        that reducing spending on Medicare will make it more financially secure for future years.
        The fact is that Mr. Obama's law raids Medicare.

      Who was it that moved Medicare Trust Funds out of the "trust box" and into the General Revenue, replacing them with Government I.O.U.s?

      Who was it that expanded Medicare and Medicaid to cover many, many more people than it was originally designed to cover?

        The History of Medicare

        In 1965, the Social Security Act established both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare was a responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA), while Federal assistance to the State Medicaid programs was administered by the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS). SSA and SRS were agencies in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). In 1977, the Health Care Financing Administration was created under HEW to effectively coordinate Medicare and Medicaid. In 1980 HEW was divided into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

        The first U.S. President to propose a prepaid health insurance plan was Harry S. Truman [DEMOCRAT]. On November 19, 1945, in a special message to Congress, President Truman outlined a comprehensive, prepaid medical insurance plan for all people through the Social Security system. The plan included doctors and hospitals, and nursing, laboratory, and dental services; it was dubbed "National Health Insurance." Furthermore, medical insurance benefits for needy people were to be financed from Federal revenues.

        Over the years, lawmakers narrowed the field of health insurance recipients largely to social security beneficiaries. A national survey found that only 56 percent of those 65 years of age or older had health insurance. President John F. Kennedy [DEMOCRAT] pressed legislators for health insurance for the aged. However, it wasn't until 1965 that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed H.R. 6675 (The Social Security Act of 1965; PL 89-97) to provide health insurance for the elderly and the poor.

        On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid Bill (Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act) in Independence, Missouri in the presence of former President Truman, who received the first Medicare card at the ceremony; Lady Bird Johnson, Vice-President Hubert Humphrey, and Mrs. Truman also were present. President Johnson remarked: "We marvel not simply at the passage of this Bill but that it took so many years to pass it."

        Medicare extended health coverage to almost all Americans aged 65 or older. About 19 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in the first year of the program. Medicaid provided access to health care services for certain low-income persons and expanded the existing Federal-State welfare structure that assisted the poor.

        The 1972 Social Security Amendments expanded Medicare to provide coverage to two additional high risk groups disabled persons receiving cash benefits for 24 months under the social security program and persons suffering from end-stage renal disease.

        ...(continued at link)
    So Democrats,
      YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
      FOR INSURING THE FAILURE
      OF THE MEDICARE/MEDICAID PROGRAM,
      and now YOU DEMOCRATS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF THE U.S.A. ECONOMY
      !!!

      So DEMOCRATS ... SHUT UP!!!

        You have no integrity!!!

    Sen Mark Kirk's statement Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 ...
      "There are 55 million Social Security beneficiaries that will see little or no extra cash from this 2012 tax holiday;
      instead, the dedicated payroll contributions meant to pay for future benefits are being diverted from the Trust Fund
      and replaced with Treasury debt that does not even have a AAA credit rating.
      Social Security was designed to be independent and free from the danger of Congressional manipulation,
      and maintaining the firewall between the Social Security Trust Fund and general government funding is the best way to maintain the solvency of this important program.
      Neither bill protects the Social Security Trust Fund
      so I voted no. "
    It's not our fault that DEMOCRATS raided the Social Security Trust Fund.
    Let's remember ...
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT · 82 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
    Satan has really got you fooled.
    Yes, Jesus's sacrifice changed a lot, but the life He LIVED ~ changed even more.
    Read ALL of the Bible, and not just the parts that Satan want you to see from "THE GREAT WHORE,
    and "THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH"
  • The case for voting Republicans, even those you think are Rinos

    10/18/2014 3:52:27 PM PDT · 661 of 756
    Yosemitest to BlackElk
    I agree.
    We're DAMNED if we DON"T, and even MORE DAMNED if we DO !
    I look forward to the Conservative BASE servicing the "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" with "The Pointy End" !
  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 3:35:33 PM PDT · 26 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER; yarddog
    Thanks to both of you.
    I really liked, no ~ loved my Minolta 7000 Camera and attachments.
    I think I've got 4 lenses for it (I haven't handled it in quite a few years), and they're all made for that series of Auto Focus Cameras.
    I believe I can still get both the programmable back and the camera body serviced by a professional.
    It's one of the older series of camera's that they will service.
    I wanted the 9000 body, but my brother talked me out of it and to the 7000.
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 3:27:30 PM PDT · 78 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
    Remember:
      "For the time is come that JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN at the house of God:
        and if it first begin at us,
          what shall the end be of them that obey NOT the gospel of God?"

    Remember:
      "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
        but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
      Ye shall know them by their fruits.
        Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
      Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
        but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
      A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,
        neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
      Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
      Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

      NOT every one that saith unto me,
        Lord, Lord, SHALL ENTER into the kingdom of heaven;
          but HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER which is in heaven.
      Many will say to me in that day,
        Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
        and in thy name have cast out devils?
        and in thy name done many wonderful works?
      And then will I profess unto them,
        I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.
      Therefore whosoever HEARETH these sayings of mine, and DOETH them,
        I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
          And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
            and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
      And every one that HEARETH these sayings of mine, and DOETH THEM NOT,
        shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
          And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
            and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

      And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
        For he taught them as one having authority,
          and not as the scribes.

    Think you,
      that Jesus came to do away with the Law ?
    God forbid !

    A wise man one said in a meeting I attended in person:

      Sin is the breaking of God's law.
      Repenting of sin means being sorry you have broken God's law.
      If you are sorry, it means you do not intend breaking His law any further!
      Let's illustrate it this way:
        You live in a society which must be regulated according to various laws.
        There are federal, state, county and local laws which regulate practically every act and deed.
        Whether we are speaking here of federal laws, civil codes or simply traffic laws, the same principle applies.

        You are required in order to retain your freedom and your citizenship to obey the laws of our country.
        If you break some of them, it may only require a fine or a very small penalty, or even a warning, and you will be allowed to remain free.

        Breaking others can be far more serious.
        Grand theft, larceny, arson, robbery, burglary, auto theft or murder could get you thrown behind bars
        (not withstanding the terrible laxity of the courts today).

        Let's suppose you have done precisely this.

        Maybe, caught up in an emotional state with wrong companions, you perpetrate some act which is clearly against the law.
        Let's assume you are arrested and in due time brought to trial.
        But, during the trial, just as the judge has imposed upon you a terrific fine which you would never be able to pay— say, a million dollars—
        a completely unknown stranger, your benefactor, stands and says,
          "Your honor, I believe this man is seriously contrite.
          I believe he got caught up in the emotion of the moment and was under the influence of some evil companions.
          I feel he is a man of integrity and wishes truly to mend his ways and live a better life.

          "Therefore, I am willing to pay his fine myself so he can go free, and he doesn't need to pay this penalty!"

        Although it probably wouldn't happen in our society, it does illustrate the point.
        The judge (as a type of God the Father) would say to the benefactor (who is a type of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our own sins),
          "That will be fine!
          You may step up and pay the court $1 million and we will write on the court records
            that the man who has been accused is free to go."

        Then the judge may look at you, the person who has been arrested, tried and sentenced, and say,
          "You are free to go.
          But don't ever get caught up in that kind of a situation again!"

      Do you see?

      You are required, as a citizen of a free country, to obey its laws, or else

      In the case of God's divine laws, you are required, whether you know about them or not (ignorance of the law is no excuse), whether you are a Christian, a professing Christian or whatever, to obey God's Ten Commandments.

      Though people by the millions freely break the Ten Commandments every single day, they are unknowingly coming under the penalty of the law, which is death! (Romans 6:23).

      When you repent, you are saying to God you are deeply sorry you have broken His laws.

      Jesus Christ of Nazareth as the counsel for the defense says to God, the Righteous Judge, that He believes in your profession of repentance
      and is willing to allow His own sacrifice to be applied in your case!

      Then, just as Jesus said to the woman taken in the very act of adultery, God will say the same thing to you,
        "Neither do I condemn thee; go and sin no more!"


      True repentance, then, means
        being deeply sorry you have broken God's Ten Commandments,
        resolving through the power of God's Holy Spirit and the help of Jesus Christ as your daily High Priest and Intercessor,
      not to break the Ten Commandments henceforth.

    Don't fall into Satan's deception of believing that God's Laws , The Ten Commandments are done away with.
  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT · 20 of 50
    Yosemitest to yarddog

    Will the Sony Alpha also work the Auto Focus lenses?

  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 3:17:06 PM PDT · 19 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER

    Thanks, but when I change it, I’ll still have the tiny battery of the memory saver in the 7000 to replace.

  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 2:50:10 PM PDT · 15 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    I know.
    I've got an 1985 Minolta 7000 with the programable back, that I want to have serviced because the battery in the programmable back has died and the whole camera is not working, because of it.
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 2:46:54 PM PDT · 74 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
    "All" includes Revelations, too.
    We ain't there yet, but it's STARTING to happen!
    Remember the 4th Commandment (hint: it ain't Sunday) and only just about the WHOLE OLD TESTAMENT was about God punishing Nations for NOT KEEPING HIS SABBATHS.
  • Will The GOP Lose South Dakota Senate Race?

    10/18/2014 2:26:35 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    Yosemitest to Patton@Bastogne
    Ain't it the truth, about how the "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" THINK and ABUSE their BASE !
  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 2:15:32 PM PDT · 10 of 50
    Yosemitest to Cold Heart

    Every penny counts.

  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 1:44:26 PM PDT · 6 of 50
    Yosemitest to SWAMPSNIPER
    You should check out the Olympus TG-3 Waterproof 16 MP Digital Camera either in Black or Red.
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · 66 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
    So you just skipped over (?)
      " Till heaven and earth PASS,
        one jot or one tittle
          SHALL IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW, "
  • Flying Monkey Poster Armada Precedes Hillary visit

    10/18/2014 1:07:38 PM PDT · 32 of 38
    Yosemitest to moehoward

    That a “keeper”.

  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 12:51:24 PM PDT · 63 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
    You need to read again:
      " Let your light so shine before men,
        that they may see your good works,
          and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
      THINK NOT that I am come to DESTROY THE LAW,
        or the prophets:
      I am NOT COME TO DESTROY,
        but to fulfil .
      For verily I say unto you,
        Till heaven and earth PASS,
          one jot or one tittle SHALL IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW,
            till ALL be fulfilled.
      Whosoever therefore shall BREAK ONE OF THE LEAST COMMANDMENTS,
        and SHALL TEACH MEN SO,
          he shall be called THE LEAST in the kingdom of heaven:
      but WHOSOEVER SHALL DO AND TEACH THEM,
        the same shall be called GREAT in the kingdom of heaven. "
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 12:35:19 PM PDT · 62 of 94
    Yosemitest to HiTech RedNeck
    Remember:
      " Verily I say unto you,
        Whatsoever ye shall BIND on earth
          SHALL BE BOUND in heaven:
        and whatsoever ye shall LOOSE on earth
          SHALL BE LOOSED in heaven. "
    So be careful of what you forgive, and ~ of what you "BIND" .

    And also remember:
      " ... seeing ye are dull of hearing.
        For when for the time YE OUGHT TO BE teachers,
          YE HAVE NEED THAT ONE TEACH YOU AGAIN
            which be the first principles of the oracles of God;
              and ARE BECOME SUCH AS HAVE NEED OF MILK,
                AND NOT STRONG MEAT.
        For EVERY ONE THAT USETH MILK IS UNSKILFUL IN THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS:
          for he is a babe.
        But STRONG MEAT BELONGETH TO THEM THAT ARE OF FULL AGE,
          even those who
            by reason of use
              have their senses exercised TO DISCERN
                BOTH GOOD AND EVIL. "
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 11:45:40 AM PDT · 20 of 94
    Yosemitest to TheConservativeParty
    Well said.
    Very well said.

    Someone said:
      "Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say"
    No it wasn't!
    Only with an ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF, a MUSLIM TERRORIST IN CHIEF, defiling the White House with every decision he makes, could this happen.
    He DIRECTED this disease UPON US by every policy and every directive he issued,
    because he WANTED another CRISIS,
    so he could continue to shove his FASCISM/MARXISM down our throats !
    DAMN HIM TO HELL !

    Dear Heavenly Father, remember Psalms 7:10-17"
    and apply it to this VERY VILE deceiver, Barack Hussein Obama, II .
    He dug this pit,
    so let him fall backwards into his own trap that he himself has directed to be made.

  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 11:42:36 AM PDT · 17 of 94
    Yosemitest to PapaNew
    I think you might want to take another look at WHAT GOD DOES TO NATIONS WHO REFUSE TO OBEY HIM !

    Read Isaiah 6 (pay special attention to verses 8 through 13) .
    The Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) offers some good information and insight into it.

    Now consider the number of people destroyed in percentages in verse 13 ("a tenth" , and I believe that 90% of the people were destroyed) .
    Now consider just how many people and animals the deadly Ebola and the Deadly Enterovirus-D68 will destroy before those plagues will be eradicated from the United States.

    Now take a read on Ezekiel 7 (especially verse 24) and the final destruction of the House of Israel (not the nation of today named Israel, but the United States of America, and Great Britain).

    We're in very deep trouble.
  • If the Republicans win the Senate...

    10/18/2014 9:37:48 AM PDT · 33 of 37
    Yosemitest to WellyP

    It’s a VERY GOOD DATA BASE.

  • Obama voters: The thrill is gone

    10/18/2014 9:23:03 AM PDT · 39 of 51
    Yosemitest to hinckley buzzard

    And ,,, had the Clinton Administration NOTY done the COVERUP OF RUBY RIDGE, then Janet Reno and Louis Freeh, both, would have gone to jail !

  • If the Republicans win the Senate...

    10/18/2014 9:16:49 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    Yosemitest to WellyP

    Thanks, but you realize that your link goes to a “Search Engine for ‘ SEARCH RESULTS FOR: DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINES ‘with a list of articles”, don’t you ?

  • Obama voters: The thrill is gone

    10/18/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT · 38 of 51
    Yosemitest to hinckley buzzard
    WRONG RINO.
    Bush might have been in office,
    but it was Bill and Hillary Clinton's Administration, with Janet Reno and Louis Freeh,
    that directed and did the coverup of the investigation into the Ruby Ridge,
    the Government MURDER of Weaver's 14 year old son Samuel, and the MURDER of Vicki Weaver,

    while she was holding her baby in her arms at the front door of their cabin.

  • Will The GOP Lose South Dakota Senate Race?

    10/18/2014 7:59:52 AM PDT · 26 of 32
    Yosemitest to Yosemitest
    CORRECTION:
      "RINOs have been lying us for fools, for 10s of years."
    RINOs have been lying us, AND PLAYING US for fools, for 10s of years.
  • Will The GOP Lose South Dakota Senate Race?

    10/18/2014 7:58:08 AM PDT · 25 of 32
    Yosemitest to redangus
    WRONG RINO!
    Go see a psychiatrist for that BATTERED WIFE SYNDROME you're OBVIOUSLY suffering from.

    I meant EXACTLY WHAT I SAID.
    RINOs have been lying us for fools, for 10s of years.
    So I'm shoving them over the cliff.
    If I can't get rid of them in the PRIMARY, then I'll get rid of them, in the GENERAL !
  • If the Republicans win the Senate...

    10/18/2014 7:39:38 AM PDT · 15 of 37
    Yosemitest to Citizen Zed
    Not gonna' happen !

    DemocRATs are SEALING ELECTIONS BEFORE we vote !

    Here's a MUST WATCH VIDEO about STEALING ELECTIONS !
    Make sure you tell ALL your acquaintances to watch it, and watch it RIGHT NOW !

      HBO Hacking Democracy The Pima County Way, Card Reader and RTA Election. ( 16:30 )

      By AUDITAZ Uploaded on Apr 24, 2011

        In the RTA election of May 16, 2006 more than 100 optical scanners failed on Election Day at various precincts.

        Election day I was out inspecting precincts and once I found that a large number of optical scanners were failing to work at the precincts.
        I called Rep. Ted Downing, (Chair of State Party Election Integrity committee) also (at that time) the Chair of our county party "Donna Branch-G".
        Both went to the election department to see what the problem was
        and that is when they found the Microsoft -Access manual open right next to the central tabulator.

        Donna and Ted took pictures of this.
        Both were told that they had no oversight rights because
          this was a nonpartisan election
        thus stopping us from actually finding out
          if MS-access was on the system
          and if the central tabulator networked to other computers in the office.
        By the time we got to check the computer several months later the program was gone.
        However, we did find MS-Access on the Maricopa Election Department and that system count 58% of the vote state wide.

        The Diebold-GEMS software is built on MS-Access program.
        It is illegal by state law to have software that has not been approved and or certified by the SOS office such as MS- Access.
        This is because
          MS Access easily backdoors the database
          and one could change anything they want by passing the GEMS Audit log.

        To make it worse
          the normal backup which was always done EVERY election night
            and/or major event was not until the following Friday at 5:01pm.

        Additional Facts:
          In the case of the RTA, the election department after processing 13,000 early ballots 6 days out,
            went in early the next morning
              and did a backup over that database
                destroying that file called "early ballots day 1"
                and replaced it with a new day 1 backup,
                  then illegally printed (5 days before the election) 2 election summary reports 10 minutes apart.
          These reports by law are not supposed to be printed until one hour after the polls close.
          Such a process took many computer moves that could never be a simple "slip of the finger".

        Fact: Even though Brian Crane told the Judge Miller
          this was a normal practice,
        examination of the computer logs showed this had only been done one other time since 2000.
        In actuality, Bryan Crane did backups at lunch
          and before he went home at night.

            AUDIT-AZ
            Producer: John R Brakey
            Esq: Bill Risner
            BBV: Jim March
  • Will The GOP Lose South Dakota Senate Race?

    10/18/2014 7:35:50 AM PDT · 16 of 32
    Yosemitest to cotton1706
    Dream on, ye sufferer of "BATTERED WIFE SYNDROME".

    If we can't throw the "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" OUT of office NOW, we NEVER CAN !
    NEVER !
    NEVER WILL I
    HOLD MY NOSE
    TO VOTE !

    NEVER AGAIN !


    I'll take out (vote AGAINST) an "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN" every time I get an opportunity to, and that INCLUDES the GENERAL ELECTION.

    You got it?

    "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS"SHALL NOT PASS !



    It's SIMPLE.
      Vote AGAINST "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" !
        Vote FOR REAL CONSERVATIVE "Tea Party Candidates" !




  • Obama voters: The thrill is gone

    10/18/2014 6:13:38 AM PDT · 6 of 51
    Yosemitest to Oldeconomybuyer
    Not "Incompetent" .
    They want you to THINK that.
    They're accomplishing everything they want to accomplish by breaking the law themselves.
    They ARE EVIL !

    He's a BIBLICAL CURSE !

      Remember:
        Don't let anyone deceive you in any way,
          for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs
            and the man of LAWLESSNESS is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.
          He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped,
            so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
        Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?
        And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
        For the secret power of LAWLESSNESS is already at work;
          but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
        And then the LAWLESS ONE will be revealed,
          whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth
          and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
        The coming of the LAWLESS ONE will be in accordance with the work of Satan
          displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,
          and IN EVERY SORT OF EVIL THAT DECEIVES those who are perishing.
        They perish because THEY REFUSED to love the truth and so be saved.
        For this reason God sends them a POWERFUL DELUSION
          so that THEY WILL BELIEVE THE LIE
          and so that ALL will be condemned who have NOT BELIEVED the truth
            but have DELIGHTED in wickedness.

    Let us remember ...

        "You Americans are so gullible.
          No, you won’t accept Communism outright.
          But we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism
          until you finally wake up and realize you already have communism.
        We won’t have to fight you;
          we’ll so weaken your economy
          that you will fall like over ripe fruit into our hands. "

                Nikita Khruschev, Former Soviet Premier

    But the DemocRATS don;t have to worry about
      "Obama voters: The thrill is gone"
    They've got "HIIT-LERY", the DEMON POSSESSED !

    Vote for Hillary Clinton





    FOR THE
    CHILDREN


    Elian Gonzalez seized from his Miami home, April 22, 2000 ( 5:58 )



    The Federal Siege at Ruby Ridge: In Our Own Words



    WACO SIEGE EXPOSED


    < /sarc>
  • The case for voting Republicans, even those you think are Rinos

    10/18/2014 5:48:07 AM PDT · 88 of 756
    Yosemitest to bert
    I know.
    Any IDIOT who'd support a RINO today, is OUT OF THEIR REPUBLICAN MIND !
  • The case for voting Republicans, even those you think are Rinos

    10/18/2014 5:46:40 AM PDT · 85 of 756
    Yosemitest to Dan in Wichita
    You can thank the RINOs, who LIE to us ate EVERY CHANCE, for the current predicament we're in.
    If they'd told the truth, they wouldn't have been elected to start with, and we wouldn't be in this Socialists' MESS !
  • The case for voting Republicans, even those you think are Rinos

    10/18/2014 5:21:51 AM PDT · 36 of 756
    Yosemitest to Dan in Wichita
    If we can't throw the "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" OUT of office NOW, we NEVER CAN !
    NEVER !
    NEVER WILL I
    HOLD MY NOSE
    TO VOTE !

    NEVER AGAIN !


    I'll take out (vote AGAINST) an "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN" every time I get an opportunity to, and that INCLUDES the GENERAL ELECTION.

    You got it?

    "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS"SHALL NOT PASS !



    It's SIMPLE.
      Vote AGAINST "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" !
        Vote FOR REAL CONSERVATIVE "Tea Party Candidates" !




  • Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: "Real Risk" Of Pastors Being Jailed For Preaching Against Homosexuality

    10/18/2014 4:33:29 AM PDT · 8 of 16
    Yosemitest to caseinpoint
    This is what we get when we FAIL to OBEY God.
    For it is written:
      “ For whosoever shall commit ANY of these abominations,
        even the SOULS that commit them
          SHALL BE CUT OFF from among their people. ”
    Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
    These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
    I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

    Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
    Someone once asked
      "Why are they [homosexuals] all so angry?"
    The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE".
      rep·ro·bate \ˈre-prə-ˌbāt\ a. [L. reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]

        1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.
          Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. Jer. 6.

        2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.
          They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. Titus 1.

        3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2Tim. 3.
    And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

    God has a cure for homosexuals.
      But will we OBEY our Heavenly Father?


    "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect
    that God is just,
    that his justice cannot sleep forever."

  • Hold Your Nose to Vote But For Goodness Sake, Don't Stay Home

    10/17/2014 11:36:06 AM PDT · 125 of 126
    Yosemitest to afraidfortherepublic
      "Hold Your Nose to Vote ..."
    NEVER !
    NEVER WILL I
    HOLD MY NOSE
    TO VOTE !

    NEVER AGAIN !


    I'll take out (vote AGAINST) an "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN" every time I get an opportunity to, and that INCLUDES the GENERAL ELECTION.

    You got it?

    "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS"SHALL NOT PASS !



    It's SIMPLE.
      Vote AGAINST "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" !
        Vote FOR REAL CONSERVATIVE "Tea Party Candidates" !




  • Six Reasons to Panic (over Ebola)

    10/17/2014 10:30:45 AM PDT · 50 of 51
    Yosemitest to cuban leaf
    We're still the "Good Guys".
    Trouble is ~ the SADISTIC have taken over.

    He's a BIBLICAL CURSE !

      Remember:
        Don't let anyone deceive you in any way,
          for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs
            and the man of LAWLESSNESS is revealed,
              the man doomed to destruction.
          He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped,
            so that he sets himself up in God's temple,
              proclaiming himself to be God.
        Don't you remember that when I was with you
          I used to tell you these things?
        And now you know WHAT is holding him back,
          so that he may be revealed
            at the proper time.
        For the secret power of LAWLESSNESS is already at work;
          but the one who now holds it back
            will continue to do so
              till he is taken out of the way.
        And then the LAWLESS ONE will be revealed,
          whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth
          and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
        The coming of the LAWLESS ONE will be in accordance with the work of Satan
          displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,
          and IN EVERY SORT OF EVIL
            THAT DECEIVES those who are perishing.
        They perish
          because THEY REFUSED to love the truth
            and so be saved.
        For this reason
          God sends them
            a POWERFUL DELUSION
              so that THEY WILL BELIEVE THE LIE
              and so that ALL will be condemned
                who have NOT BELIEVED the truth
                  but have DELIGHTED in wickedness.
  • Six Reasons to Panic (over Ebola)

    10/17/2014 10:22:53 AM PDT · 48 of 51
    Yosemitest to cuban leaf
    I'm making too many typos.
    So ~ it's bedtime. Goodnight.
  • Six Reasons to Panic (over Ebola)

    10/17/2014 10:21:31 AM PDT · 47 of 51
    Yosemitest to cuban leaf
    The LIBERALS were pressing that story even when I ewas in grasde school, back in the 60s.
    Here, read Measles and Small Pox as an Allied Army of the Conquistadors of America
    by CARLOS RUVALCABA .

    Also read
    Spanish and Nahuatl Views on Smallpox and Demographic Catastrophe in the Conquest of Mexico: by Robert McCaa, version: March 14, 1994,