My weekend with the Cosyspeed Phone Slinger outfit / Really the Perfect Mobile Phone Carry Solution

This weekend in Virginia was quite hot, very muggy, and downright uncomfortable. I do my best to be a minimalist when it comes to photography gear mobile phones have enabled me to get out and about quickly without a bunch of heavy gear.

In all honesty, it was a couple of years ago that I transformed my multitude of cameras and lenses to one device and it was the Fuji X100F and it is still one of my favorite cameras to use but the desire to be even more of a minimalist was driving me a solution that a purist might never consider. I began to concentrate on mobile phones and a few accessories and they have helped me make an incredible transition. These devices have allowed me to be creative in many ways that conventional camera gear did not. And the term conventional is a bit out dated when you consider that more images exist today thanks to mobile smart phones.

I tried belt cases, shooters vests, camera bags (small), waist packs, wrist straps, etc. but none gave me ready access to what I needed quickly. After all having a smart phone should enable me to quickly grab and shoot in a split second. While all of those things provided that capability they did not provide a systematic approach until Cosyspeed developed the Phoneslinger products.

The three ways that one can use the system which is comprised of several different attachable and removable components to wear several modules on a waist/chest belt designed to go either around one’s waist or across one’s chest. That’s two ways. The other way is wear a couple of modules on your own belt. Either way you are going to have access to your smartphone, and extra lenses if you have them, as well as a few accessories, all quickly accessible.

On July 4th I used the waist / chest belt across my chest which gave me quick grab and shoot capability as well as a simple way to change the Moment add on lenses when I needed them for either wide, macro are tele operation. In the stuff bag module I had my tripod phone mount, a Luma Mini Light, and a grip handle as well as a variable ND filter and Polarizer filter.

Today, July 5th, at a small gathering I used the Phoneslinger wireless battery module which charges my phone while it is in the case and on my pants belt. The camera is placed in a Polar Lightchaser phone case which has a grip as well as the ability mount a Variable ND filter or Polarizer specially designed for the case. On this day I have opted out of using extra lenses. But the nice thing is that using the Phoneslinger system I am able to adapt it to what ever shooting method I want to use at the moment.

Without a doubt this is the most versatile mobile phone carry system for the mobile phone photographer and videographer on the market and I am glad I made the decision to try and it. It is the perfect solution.



Even though intelligence officers warned the White House that Russian intelligence was targeting Giuliani, Trump’s team stands behind the story, and is reportedly putting pressure on FBI director Christopher Wray to announce an investigation into the issue.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA), and Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) have all been pushing the story.

Knowing that Rudy Ghouliani and Donald Trump are useful idiots for Putin and the Russian intelligence services, I took that New York Post front page headline article about Hunter Biden with a ginormous grain of salt!

Here’s what you’d have to believe to think it’s even remotely true —

“Hunter Biden, who lives in Los Angeles, decides to fly 3000 miles across country, to drop off 3 MacBook Pros at a repair shop run by a blind guy who charges the insanely low price of $85.

He gets off the plane and drunk drives to the repair shop (because there aren’t repair shops in LA). He drops them off, signs a contract for repair and then disappears. The repair shop owner recovers and reads Hunter’s private emails, a few of which mention a possible meeting with his dad and is so alarmed, he contacts the FBI.

The FBI arranges to pick up the hard drives, but the computer repair shop owner takes a totally normal step of copying them. Once he realizes the FBI isn’t doing anything with them, he calls up the most credible ex-Mayor on Earth and hands them the contents of these drives.

That totally credible ex-Mayor sits on them for months, then chooses to release them 3 weeks before the election. The mainstream media asks to independently verify their validity but said ex-Mayor does what all people trying to prove facts do and ignores these requests.

Is this how stupid we are now?

No one who does data recovery would read through thousands of personal emails, even if the computer is abandoned. You’d just wipe the drives clean and sell the computers used.

If these emails were as alarming as it’s being pushed, Giuliani wouldn’t have sat on them for months.

And if Giuliani wanted to prove their validity, he’d turn them over to forensic experts.”

— Dan Sloan

Charles W. Pierce, Esquire wrote: This is so worth while reading………..

“In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, “And we shall overcome.”

I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill.

I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh’s madness in Oklahoma City.

I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing “Amazing Grace” in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings.

They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.
And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides.

Watch how a republic dies in the empty eyes of an empty man who feels nothing but his own imaginary greatness, and who cannot find in himself the decency simply to shut the fuck up even when it is in his best interest to do so.

Presidents don’t have to be heroes to be good presidents. They just have to realize that their humanity is our common humanity, and that their political commonwealth is our political commonwealth, too.

Watch him again, behind the seal of the President of the United States.

Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now.”

— Charles P. Pierce, Esquire

Heather Cox Richardson wrote: Open the link.

My friend Pat C wrote:

To look at the Constitution as the Originalists do, that it must be taken as written over 250 years ago in a very different time, where the writers couldn’t even imagine the realities of today, and not a living, breathing document, is to hold us hostage to the past. It is the same as fundamentalists looking at the Bible as written with literal interpretation where slavery, stoning and the subjugation of women were not only ok, but spiritually endorsed. This anti-change, anti-evolution mindset goes hand in hand. It runs counter to the beauty, elegance, and supreme ideals of both these documents. It relegates the higher aspirations and ideals of the writers meant to guide and challenge for generations, to mere static rules on a page. That, to me, is a devastating loss.

October 18, 2020 (Sunday) – Letters from an American

Today reinforced some of the developing storylines of the 2020 election. Last night, at a rally in Michigan, Trump once again attacked Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for locking down her state in the early days of the pandemic. When the crowd started to chant “Lock her up!” Trump responded: “Lock them all up!” Just ten days ago, the FBI arrested eight men plotting to kidnap Whitmer and put her on trial for “treason.” Whitmer called Trump out for “inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism.” She told
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October 16, 2020 – Letters from an American ———— Heather’s theme today is so fitting and not reading this essay on the current events is a serious mistake. There are serious reasons why rats run in mass to leave a sinking ship.

The theme of the day was the palpable sense of rats leaving a sinking ship as Republicans, administration officials, and administration-adjacent people distanced themselves from the president. There was a foreshadowing of that exodus on Wednesday, when Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) let loose about the president in a telephone call with constituents. Sasse was an early critic of Trump but toned down his opposition significantly in the early part of the administration. On Wednesday, he reverted to his earlier position, saying he had “never been on the Trump train.” He complained about the way Trump “kisses dictators’ butts,” and went on: “The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor…. [He] mocks evangelicals behind closed doors…has treated the presidency like a business opportunity” and has “flirted with white supremacists.” He said: “What the heck were any of us thinking, that selling a TV-obsessed, narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea?”
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Everyone else be damned. Hasidic New York and Israel are Covid 19 spreaders

I am an American first, and I am a third generation jEWISH American. Some of you may know that Jews have several levels of observation and the Orthodox Hasidim are the most strict in their following of he religion. I just wanted to get that out of the way.

My level is the most liberal as is the majority of my families history. I have a great deal of disdain for the Hasidim as I have found them to be incredibly intolerant with their only concerns is the survival of their clusters. They do not feel that society rules apply to them and therefore do their best to disregard what the rest of us try to adhere to.

There are many things about them which I shall not get into because it is not appropriate, but in certain areas of New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Upstate New York they have established communities where only their rules are followed and they do not care how their actions affect other communities around them.

That is why the spread of Covid 19 is exploding in their ghettos, just like it is in Israel. Because they do not give a damn.

This riot in New York in their communities was started by a Hasidic Trumpster politician. That says it all.

This is a long article and well worth the read. It is about the less than a man flip flopper hypocrite who has mastered the art. I hope their are followers of less than a man Graham who read this and understand how you have been duped for years in so many way by this despicable piece of garbage