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Roll Down Security Shutters

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  • avalanche: gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
  • Close out options at one strike and simultaneously open other options at a lower strike.
  • To move to an option position with a lower exercise price.
  • The safety of a state or organization against criminal activity such as terrorism, theft, or espionage
  • defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  • The state of being free from danger or threat
  • the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"
  • freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
  • Procedures followed or measures taken to ensure such safety
  • Close the shutters of (a window or building)
  • Close (a business)
  • (shutter) a hinged blind for a window
  • (shutter) a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
  • (shutter) close with shutters; "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"
roll down security shutters - Let Justice
Let Justice Roll Down
Let Justice Roll Down
His brother died in his arms, shot by a deputy marshall. He was beaten and tortured by the sheriff and state police. But through it all he returned good for evil, love for hate, progress for prejudice and brought hope to black and white alike. The story of John Perkins is no ordinary story. Rather, it is a gripping portrayal of what happens when faith thrusts a person into the midst of a struggle against racism, oppression and injustice. It is about the costs of discipleship—the jailings, the floggings, the despair, the sacrifice. And it is about the transforming work of faith that allowed John to respond to such overwhelming indignities with miraculous compassion, vision and hope.

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Dallas, TX Skyline
Dallas, TX Skyline
Funny story behind this one: While my girlfriend and I were visiting her dad near Dallas, I was hoping to get a chance to take some photos of the Dallas skyline. Well, we waited until pretty much the last possible night to do it. Every night leading up to this one had been clear and pleasant, but this night was kind of dreary, and it was starting to rain a little bit. We took off towards downtown, and soon the skyline came into view. However, it was also getting close rather quickly, and I realized that I needed some distance if I wanted to capture the entire skyline. So we ended up looping around to the south of downtown on I-75, and for some reason thought it would be a great idea to exit on Malcolm X Blvd. I think it was at the intersection of Malcolm X and MLK Blvds. where we realized "This place isn't for us." There were bad men there, and they looked like they could hurt us. If you ever need a place to buy basketball shoes off a rack on the side of the street at 10pm on a Sunday night, or a good location to sit in a parking lot showing off your car and its audio system, I'd recommend coming here (armed). So we turned around ASAP and headed back the way we came. At this point it started to rain. The skyline started to recede quickly in the rear window, so we pulled over at the first tall-ish building we found that looked somewhat accessible. There were open stairwells going up to the 2nd or 3rd story, so I was hoping we could find one that faced in the right direction. So we parked the car in the circle drive next to the building (15 min. parking), and I grabbed my camera bag, tripod, and umbrella. We walked up the first stairwell we got to. Once we got to the top, we realized it didn't afford any views in the direction we were hoping. So we head back to the bottom. We walked around to the front of the building, and tried to just walk on in the front door. Not accessible. The lobby looked pretty nice, but we weren't able to tell if the building held offices, apartments, etc. I wish now I would have written down the name or address so I could geotag it on here. We realized that the building had a train station underneath though, so I'm trying to use the train maps to try to figure it out (without any luck, so far). Also, apparently, the benches in front are a great place to take off your shoe and sock and clip your toenails (didn't get a picture of that guy that was doing that, unfortunately). Anyway, we walk around and find another stairwell, this time facing in the right direction. We walk to the top, and I can't help but notice that, much like the first stairwell, there are security cameras in plain view that surely would be able to see what we were doing. I just kind of shrug it off and hope we won't get in trouble. So I have my girlfriend hold my huge umbrella over the both of us while I set up my tripod, get my camera mounted, get the remote release hooked up, enable mirror lockup in the menu, etc. I finally get set up and start shooting. I tried a few different settings and focal depths to give myself some options later on. Shooting multiple shots at night like that can take a little time, though, because you might have exposure times of 30 seconds or more, during which time you just have to sit there and try not to kick the tripod while the sensor is collecting light. That adds up when you're trying to get into a place, get some photos, and get out. I'd been shooting for a few minutes when we heard this faint buzzing noise off in the distance. We wondered what it was, but I was hoping it didn't have anything to do with us and just continued shooting. That was cut short when the buzzing in the distance stoppped, and immediately started again, only this time directly over our heads (it was considerably more deafening this time). My girlfriend said "What IS that?!?" and I said "It's probably to scare us off. Let's go!" So I halfway tore down my tripod, zipped up my bag, and threw my camera around my neck. The run down to the car was uneventful (i.e. - no cops waiting for us). We start driving out of the driveway, but see two well-dressed, large security guards approach and motioning for us to stop. I roll down the window (after a slight delay caused by a rousing game of "Let's enable the child-safety lock on the windows to aggravate Chris" earlier in the day). I don't even wait for them to ask what the hell we were doing, I just launched right into "Sorry about that, I was just trying to find a good place to take pictures." One of them said "Take PICTURES?!?," and I said "Yeah, of the skyline." I went on to explain that we were from out of town, and had been having trouble finding a good place from which to shoot the skyline, and couldn't resist using their open stairwells. I said I had seen the security cameras, but hoped that whoever was watching them would see the tripod and camera and figure out what I was doing. They sa
President Obama
President Obama
and it begins... My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans. That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights. Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom. For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life. For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth. For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn. Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction. This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America. For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do. Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many

roll down security shutters
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Tears for Fears - Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92
Aussie edition of 1992 compilation that's out-of-print in the US. 12 tracks, 'Advice For The Young At Heart', 'Change', 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', 'Head Over Heels', 'I Believe', 'Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)', 'Mad World', 'Mothers Talk', 'Pale Shelter', 'Shout', 'Sowing The Seeds Of Love' & 'Woman In Chains'.

Possibly the kitschiest band of the '80s (as Joy Division was for the '70s), Tears for Fears turned out a small treasury of well-crafted songs during their heyday and helped to define a genre that everybody recognizes, but nobody can name. "John Hughes movie pop" comes close, but somebody should find something more apt. Tears Fall Down collects all their best and adds a scattering of good album cuts. The original albums will still hold some delights after this, but they won't be required listening. If you want more Tears for Fears, check out their strong, though underappreciated, later work like 1996's Saturnine Martial & Lunatic. --Gavin McNett