“Marco Rubio’s” – Brilliant! Many thanks to Ms. Sarah Chadwick!

This young lady has a great future! Brilliant!

Way to go, Sarah! Keep up the push for meaningful changes that will save lives – NOW!

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Vote him OUT!

How much money is needed Mr. Rubio to get you to represent OUR interests instead of the NRA? Should we hold a bake sale for you??? The slaughter at the Pulse nightclub didn’t phase you a bit – standing on stage with the families of the kids who were murdered didn’t move you at all. You are one COLD HEARTED $.O.B.!

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“They are so easy to buy”! Shame on you Mr. Rubio – putting YOUR bank account ahead of the lives of children!

It’s just unbelievable to us why they protect the NRA ($$$$$$$$$$$$$) like this over the safety of the rest of us – wait, we have a right to exist free from the fear of execution by guns! Our right to exist “trumps” your desire to own an AR-15 style weapon… period!

Peace and Love

C&C ^.^

 

Whatever happened to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?

In the 1982 movie, we see E.T. board his spaceship and presumedly return to his planet. But, since E.T. was said to be hundreds of years old you can’t expect a galactic traveler like him to stay put.

Here’s evidence that he returned to Earth and opened up a chain of supermarkets!

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Thanks for stopping by! be sure to visit our supermarket at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Thanks, C&C ^.^

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United States Trade Dollar Silver Coin

Not often seen even by serious coin collectors, the U.S. Trade Dollar coin is an interesting and beautiful coin to collect (and still very affordable). If you’re interested in obtaining a unique bit of American history may we suggest giving this coin a try? More about the Trade Dollar can be found here.

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A seated Lady Liberty looking west towards the Orient. 13 stars surround her – we feel that this coin is one of the most interesting of our early American coinage. Quite a history to it and one of the shortest production runs of any U.S. coin.

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Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out our online shop at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

C&C ^.^

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A Face in a Crowd – WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

We went deep into our archives for these two images in response to this week’s challenge – A Face in a Crowd –

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Taken along a typical busy shopping street in Sugita, Japan (just south of Yokohama) in the late 1970s. If you look closely you can see the faces of at least two women inside looking out.

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One of our favorite images from our time living in Japan in the late 1970s. The face of the bus driver is clearly seen as he is busy checking me out in his rearview mirror.

Hope you enjoyed our contribution to this week’s challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit our online shop at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

C&C ^.^

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We Want Our Flag to Fly High Evermore – Stop this Assault on America – We Have a Right to Exist!

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1791 – That’s when the Second Amendment was ratified. Without going into the details of the wording of a document written over 225 years ago, no sane person today should ever use the word “arms” to mean the “war weapons” that Americans can purchase and use today – high velocity, high rate of fire, killing machines (there were no wounded in Sandy Hook Elementary School – only dead children and teachers) and an almost unlimited supply of bullets and magazines that can be changed out in a matter of seconds. Totally insane! We are being held hostage by the words of ghosts! I don’t want to hear your argument about it – the writers of the Bill of Rights could NEVER foresee what “arms” would become just as we can’t see what the future of weapons will be in let’s say 1, 5, or 10 years from now. They would be appalled and shocked to the core that this Amendment hasn’t been updated to reflect the changing technology of modern weapons.

Every day in this country Americans die from a bullet – self-inflicted deaths, drive-bys, domestic violence, accidental shootings and now almost monthly (weekly?) mass shootings in schools, churches, concerts, and streets. STOP. Get the ineffective and corrupt politicians out of office who take money from gun lobbyists and prefer to protect their bank accounts more than our children!

Students should boycott schools until Congress changes the laws. Walk out of school – you wouldn’t work in an unsafe environment and our children shouldn’t either! Could you imagine the power of MILLIONS of students on a general strike until their demands are met! That’s the power of a citizen.

We will join the student protests across America and support law enforcement, school administrators, students, teachers, parents, and citizens who want America to stop these daily tragedies NOW – once and forever!

An immediate moratorium is needed on the sale of these weapons – now – no more “it’s a mental health issue”, it is “our right to exist issue” – free from the terror of the waiting for the next one to happen.

Peace and all the love in our hearts for our fellow Americans.

C&C ^.^

Quick Peek – Nikkormat FT3

A new arrival in our already overstuffed camera bag – from 1977, Nikon’s Nikkormat FT3

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More about this interesting camera soon.

Chris

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Dolls from Japan – 1978

These lovely dolls were handmade for us while we were living in Japan between 1977 and 1980. A wonderful artist came to our home and we helped “design” the dolls we wanted.

Specifically, we lived in a Western-style home in Honmoku, Naka-ku, Kanagawa Prefecture – just south of Yokohama City proper.

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The artistry and attention to detail are amazing.

Thanks for stopping by!

C&C ^.^

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Happy SUNday!

Waiting… FOREVER! Come on human! I know you’re in there! I saw you go in!

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Have a grand day everyone!

C&C ^.^

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Small Town America – Fernandina Beach

Classic small-town image – Peck High School completed in 1927. It was the only school on Amelia Island, Florida that taught grades 1-12 to African-American students. The good city of Fernandina Beach still uses this building and it is kept in excellent condition. It made for a beautiful picture today on this lovely warm Winter’s day.

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Celebrating Black History Month here on Amelia Island.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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