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Best way is to use a photo editor and resize to about 640x480 640 being width and the 480 is height. most editors take the width and auto resize the height to a relational number that keeps the photo aspect.

then save that with a new file name and attack.
like this

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Indeed, and nothing I was referencing implies otherwise

My post had nothing to do with anything you have posted in this thread. Therefore i did not imply you stated otherwise.

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3DHS / Re: It's the best they can do
« on: June 22, 2013, 02:38:52 AM »
I don't think the 911 dispatcher was a sworn police officer.

I think zimmerman will be found not guilty in criminal court but may suffer damages in civil court.

See OJ

And even after saying that i reserve the right to change my mind once sworn testimony is entered into the trial as facts instead of the relying on the facts as presented by the press.



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3DHS / Re: This is why liberal arts is more popular that technology
« on: June 21, 2013, 02:23:27 AM »
Sometimes not appearing desperate for the position can be a plus.


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If Hernandez did the crime, he'll do the time. Until then it's just people talking.

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3DHS / Re: Schooling Ourselves in an Unequal America
« on: June 21, 2013, 02:06:55 AM »
I was just thinking that the other day, how often we say no to kids.

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One of my most vivid memories is meeting Bobby Richardson of the Yankees at a drugstore in paxtang, pa. I must have been 7or 8 and one of the neighbor kids spotted him (recognized him from a baseball card) and hauled as around the neighborhood letting all the other ballplayer kids know he was there. Poor guy barely was able to finish his burger what with up to 15 kids acting like little girls at a beatles concert.


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3DHS / Re: U.S. Is Said to Plan to Send Weapons to Syrian Rebels
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:32:31 PM »
The right did ok invading iraq and disposing of saddam. But they didn't have a clue what to do afterwards.

Who originally was supposed to lead up the occupation forces? Just a pop quiz.

Why didn't he?

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3DHS / Re: This is why liberal arts is more popular that technology
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:28:03 PM »
Study what you want to. There will be three job types, corporate, govt and private business. There will be a niche somewhere if present well.

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You ever get to see him play?

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3DHS / Re: Department of Labor vs. me: Column
« on: June 20, 2013, 03:41:44 PM »
I don't think it matters what Obama said. The problem goes back to 1938.

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3DHS / Department of Labor vs. me: Column
« on: June 20, 2013, 04:41:01 AM »
My business is being stifled by outmoded dictates from a world I never lived in.

As a mother of three who has struggled to stick to a family budget, I know the frustration parents feel as they watch children grow out of brand new clothes seemingly overnight. That's why in 1997, I started a kids' clothing consignment business, a little like the ones that are everywhere now but also a little different.

What started as a small family business operating out of our home has grown to 22 states. Now, though, it might all turn out to be illegal, thanks to the bureaucratic thinking of the Department of Labor.

Help a mother out

The business model that parents thought was an innovation, but that Labor sees as a menace, is simple but effective. You might have heard of it: cooperation.

We rent a large space for a few days, say an unused department store. Parents with clothes and children's items to sell sign up online, enter their items into a computerized tracking system and choose their sale price. Then they bring the clothes and other items to the sale location, label them with preprinted price tags and display the clothes. Parents keep 70%; we keep 30%. It is easier than a garage sale, makes more money for parents, and shoppers efficiently find good deals.

A big part of our success are the hundreds of parents — both consignors and shoppers — who voluntarily work brief shifts to help set up before the sale starts. In exchange, these parents get to shop first with more choices and better merchandise.

In January, though, the Department of Labor noticed all this cooperation going on. Months later, investigators concluded that volunteers are "employees" under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This means paying the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, filling out IRS paperwork and complying with who-knows-what other rules. And all for a pop-up business that lasts days.

Bear-building tyranny

Think about that for a second. I've offered regular parents the same opportunities that eBay gives independent resellers. When I do it in the real world to recycle used clothes, the Department of Labor says no way. That's bunk. My volunteers are not employees or independent contractors. They're customers.

By this dreadful logic, Build-a-Bear Workshop employs child labor when it lets its young customers assemble their own teddy bears.

Unfortunately, as my situation shows, too many new ideas are being held back by rules that are stuck in the past. When the Fair Labor Standards Act was written in 1938, nobody was imagining a collaborative, social business like mine. And I'm far from the only entrepreneur stifled by outmoded dictates from a world I never lived in.

In many states, cutting-edge transportation companies like Uber, which uses smartphones to match sedan drivers with riders, are being threatened by laws written during the era of the rotary phone.

What's clear is that America's entrepreneurs don't need government as a partner. My business didn't become successful because of government assistance; it became successful because my customers like the way I do business.

The economy thrives when entrepreneurs and consumers are allowed to cooperate with one another. If we want the real world economy to thrive as much as the innovative Internet world, entrepreneurs need the same freedom to innovate.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/06/18/department-labor-investigates-consignment-business-column/2436263/


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3DHS / Re: Has Hell Frozen Over?
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:56:37 PM »
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Perhaps some of these expectations were so unrealistic as to be impossible?

Perhaps the expectations were emotion driven.
Maybe even faith based.
Disillusionment  is a difficult reality to face.

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3DHS / Re: Conceiled carry Open carry
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:42:51 PM »
i would think fancy artwork on rifles would be done on commission versus speculation.

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3DHS / Re: Has Hell Frozen Over?
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:25:54 PM »
my understanding is they had high hopes for this candidate.

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