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Pardon? A Look At Terminology for Buying Paper

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by lisby1

Following on from my pencil adventures (don’t know how I stand the excitement) I’ve been searching for the perfect paper to use them on. I must admit, up until this point I’d largely just picked up whatever appealed and played with it, but now I’ve got to produce a series of images for a single client it suddenly became a serious issue.

As these images will be reproduced for printing, I needed paper that would provide a clean, crisp image. That shouldn’t be too difficult, surely- paper is generally white and flat. Isn’t it?

I narrowed it down to hot press paper (I always use watercolor paper, even for drawing ) – that has a smoother surface, which I need to get in the detail. Further reviews ruled out papers that were too creamy and would look dark when photographed. I was feeling quite smug and organized until I tried to narrow it down further to find one that wasn’t sized with gelatin (I’m vegetarian). Sizing incidentally affects how much water the paper absorbs, in case you’d not got that far yet.

After about four hours I found one site that offered thorough reviews and product info on a whole pile of watercolor paper – this will make things simple thinks I…

“The Rattle has a slight warble”. Eh? “It as a soft tooth from the blanket”. Sorry, what???

Now, I know all these things have got to be called something, but what’s wrong with words like ‘texture’ all of a sudden? Not only was I starting to wonder if I should also use a secret knock next time I went to get paper, poor Rich was developing a twitch just listening.

Before any prospective painters run screaming from the room, help is at hand. I’ve had to include the link here as this glossary of terms is several pages long, but it is in alphabetical order.

It’s no wonder so many people buy a box of paints and a pad to try this out, then never get any further. So many of the products in art stores don’t come with any kind of explanation or instruction- something I will endeavor to clear up in a later post. In the meantime, rest assured that you’re not the only one starting to feel like they’re in a Bill Bailey routine, when all you wanted was something white and flat to draw on…

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Osaka Papa's Japan Vlog #2A: Reflecting on everything after 1 week in Japan

I was really busy during my initial time here, so it took me a while to really sit down and collect my thoughts and talk about everything that has happened. But rest assured, I had a lot to talk about, since this baby is a three parter :3 Please pardon my appearance, it was late and I was tired :p
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Question by Wooderson: Bush pardon of Libby? Justified?
Article II of the Constitution gives the president broad and unreviewable power to grant “Reprieves and Pardons” for all offenses against the United States. The Supreme Court has ruled that the pardon power is granted “[t]o the [president] . . ., and it is granted without limit” (United States v. Klein). Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared that “[a] pardon . . . is . . . the determination of the ultimate authority that the public welfare will be better served by [the pardon] . . .” (Biddle v. Perovich). A president may conclude a pardon or commutation is warranted for several reasons: the desire to restore full citizenship rights, including voting, to people who have served their sentences and lived within the law since; a belief that a sentence was excessive or unjust; personal circumstances that warrant compassion; or other unique circumstances.

The exercise of executive clemency is inherently controversial. The reason the framers of our Constitution vested this broad power in the Executive Branch was to assure that the president would have the freedom to do what he deemed to be the right thing, regardless of how unpopular a decision might be. Some of the uses of the power have been extremely controversial, such as President Washington’s pardons of leaders of the Whiskey Rebellion, President Harding’s commutation of the sentence of Eugene Debs, President Nixon’s commutation of the sentence of James Hoffa, President Ford’s pardon of former President Nixon, President Carter’s pardon of Vietnam War draft resisters, and President Bush’s 1992 pardon of six Iran-contra defendants, including former Defense Secretary Weinberger, which assured the end of that investigation.
It seems to me that if the President thinks the sentence was excessive, then so be it. His power is unlimited in this regard. Yes? No? Maybe?
Jared G — Funny… my “reasoning” was from an article written by Bill Clinton.

That’s the “reasoning” from the 6 year old mentality you mentioned……. lol.


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Answer by K D
You also forgot Bill Clintons pardon of
On August 11, 1999, Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 members of FALN, a violent Puerto Rican nationalist group that set off 120 bombs in the United States mostly in New York City and Chicago, convicted for conspiracies to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as for firearms and explosives violations.[3] None of the 16 were convicted of bombings or any crime which injured another person, though they were sentenced with terms ranging from 35 to 105 years in prison for the conviction of conspiracy and sedition. Congress, however, recognizes that the FALN is responsible for “6 deaths and the permanent maiming of dozens of others, including law enforcement officials.” The U.S. House Committee on Government Reform held an investigation on the matter, but the Justice Department prevented FBI officials from testifying.[8] President Clinton cited executive privilege for his refusal to turn over some documents to Congress related to his decision to offer clemency to members of the FALN terrorist group.

In March 2000, Bill Clinton pardoned Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory, owners of the carnival company United Shows International, for charges of bank fraud from a 1982 conviction (the couple were already out of jail, but the prior conviction prevented them from doing business transactions in certain states). First Lady Hillary Clinton’s youngest brother, Tony Rodham, was an acquaintance of the Gregorys, and had lobbied Clinton on their behalf.[9] In October 2006, the group Judicial Watch filed a request with the U.S. Justice Department for an investigation, alleging that Rodham had received $ 107,000 from the Gregorys for the pardons, in the form of loans that were never repaid, as part of a quid pro quo scheme.[10]

Plus 140 other pardons, including:

Carlos A. Vignali had his sentence for cocaine trafficking commuted, after serving 6 of 15 years in federal prison.
Almon Glenn Braswell was pardoned of his mail fraud and perjury convictions, even while a federal investigation was underway regarding additional money laundering and tax evasion charges.[12] Braswell and Carlos Vignali each paid approximately $ 200,000 to Hillary Clinton’s brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency. Hugh Rodham returned the payments after they were disclosed to the public. Braswell would later invoke the Fifth Amendment at a Senate Committee hearing in 2001, when questioned about allegations of his having systematically defrauded senior citizens of millions of dollars.[13]
Marc Rich, a fugitive, was pardoned of tax evasion, after clemency pleas from Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, among many other international luminaries. Denise Rich, Marc’s former wife, was a close friend of the Clintons and had made substantial donations to both Clinton’s library and Hillary’s Senate campaign. Clinton agreed to a pardon that required Marc Rich to pay a $ 100,000,000 fine before he could return to the United States. According to Paul Volcker’s independent investigation of Iraqi Oil-for-Food kickback schemes, Marc Rich was a middleman for several suspect Iraqi oil deals involving over 4 million barrels of oil.[14]
Susan McDougal, who had already completed her sentence, was pardoned for her role in the Whitewater scandal; McDougal had served 18 months on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton’s role.
Dan Rostenkowski, a former Democratic Congressman convicted in the Congressional Post Office Scandal. Rostenkowski had served his entire sentence.
Melvin J. Reynolds, a Democratic Congressman from Illinois, who was convicted of bank fraud, 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice, and solicitation of child pornography had his sentence commuted on the bank fraud charged and was allowed to serve the final months under the auspices of a half way house. He had served his entire sentence on child sex abuse charges before the commutation of the later convictions.
Roger Clinton, the president’s half-brother, on drug charges after having served the entire sentence more than a decade before. Roger Clinton would be charged with drunk driving and disorderly conduct in an unrelated incident within a year of the pardon.[15] He was also briefly alleged to have been utilized in lobbying for the Braswell pardon, among others.

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Akhilesh Yadav assures Muslims of implementing Rangnath, Sachar reports
LUCKNOW: With 2014 Lok Sabha in mind, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday announced sops for Muslims and assured that the Samajwadi Party government will fulfill all its promise made in the election manifesto to implement the …
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♬ (HD) Christian Contemporary ~ We Fall Down ~ Sung by Chris Tomlin ~ No copy infraction intended on my videos. (The lyrics are incorporated into the video) Please join me, so many are experiencing hard times, I pray this brings you comfort. May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen as the evening comes and the busy world is hushed. † Pray with me: Heavenly Father, I pray for my friends, for my family, for all who are in need. May Your strength shine down upon us, may it help to see us through. When life seems to throw us a curve, when we are troubled, upset and unnerved I pray for Your wisdom to carry us through. There is never a good time for sorrow or the pain of uncertainty that comes with tomorrow. But we are assured that You will not forsake us, this You promised in Your Holy Word. I pray for our Savior to carry us through, when times are simple and when times are hardest. I thank You for hearing my prayer; I thank You for Jesus who showed us He cared. Make us an instrument of Your will. Where there is hatred let us sow love; where there is injury, help us to pardon; where there is doubt, let us spread Your faith; where there is despair, help us to show Your Light; where there is sadness, help us to bring joy. We ask all this in Your Name, Amen.
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