You Break My Heart

My?  Whomever the heart belongs to.  Adults can have their hearts broken but I speak mostly of the hearts that belong to children.  Every child has a special love of something in his heart.  If that something is taken away then that child's heart will be broken.  Adults, whether parents, grandparent or teachers, are usually the ones who break a child's heart.  Usually the adult will take away "that thing" to punish the child for a misdeed, but that is never the proper thing to do.  There are many other punishments that may be meted out that will get the point across and help to make the child behave.  But if you take away that "one thing" the child may never reach his full potential or be as happy as he would have been.
One man I personally knew always wanted to play football.  Although he became famous in his state as a basketball player his true passion was football.  As his mother thought that the sport was too dangerous she never let him play football.  He eventually became an alcoholic, was arrested for DUI many times, besides other problems in his marriage.  Can playing football be dangerous?  Of course, but would it have been more dangerous than ruining his life?  Special needs children are more prone to have their hearts broken as they don't understand all that is happening to them.  The more vulnerable the easier their hearts are broken.  Supervisory adults should be extra sensitive in this area so not to totally destroy their wards.  We adults will eventually die but what kind of child do you want to be left behind?  One that was well nurtured or one whose heart you broke?

You Don't Use Your Emergency Flashing Lights To Warn A Tailgater.

The other day I saw a driver put on his emergency lights to advise the driver behind him that he was following too closely.  Tailgating.
It seems that this procedure was taught in the United States by driving instructors back in the 60's.  Why has this technique been dropped?
Isn't it an emergency when one tailgates you and therefore puts you in danger of being involved in an accident?  We use our emergency flashers for many situations, such as when you see an obstruction ahead and will make an emergency stop.  When you merely use your brake lights, usually the driver in back of you feels that you're merely slowing down and will then resume your speed.  But if you use your emergency flashers the driver tailgating will know that there's an emergency ahead and will slow down and back off.  (He doesn't know that he's the emergency but you know you're in danger).  Once he realizes that you didn't slow down he may catch up and start tailgating again.  If you repeat the procedure he should eventually get the message that you think he's tailgating and putting you in danger.
This should become a universal signal to tell the driver in back that he's tailgating -- among other reasons. If you can't see all of the front tires of the car in back of you -- then he's tailgating.

You Don't Know What Flashing Headlights Mean

Every driver seems to know that when an approaching car's driver flashes his high beams it means cop ahead.  That is true in many situations but certainly not the only reason the other drivers do it.  I live on a high mesa where there are a lot of animals, mainly deer and turkeys.  When I encounter animals in or near the roadway I flash the oncoming drivers of the danger, not only for the safety of the animals but also their safety.  Hitting a large animal at an advanced speed will certainly cause (heavy) damage to the car but also many times causes serious injury to the occupants of the car.  These are not the only reasons why drivers flash their high beams.  What about construction ahead; an accident blocking the roadway; an emergency vehicle partially in the roadway, such as a police vehicle that stopped to assist a motorist or give the driver a citation for a violation; rocks in the roadway in their lane in avalanche prone areas, or any number of other hazardous obstacles.  No need to slam on your brakes sending your passengers through the windshield.  But certainly let up on the accelerator (gas pedal) allowing the vehicle to slow down a bit and be ready to slow down further or stop if necessary.  If you're speeding then, of course, hit the brakes and get back to the speed limit before you get to the spot where the cop is hiding behind the billboard.  Of course as a LEO (retired) I never hid behind a billboard, but around a curve.

You Don't Know What You Are as a Law Enforcement Officer

When a law enforcement officer breaches his oath he is no longer an officer. But what about the oath?  It must be to protect the Constitution if his country has one, the laws of his country if they are moral and to protect the people of his city, state or country.  An oath is illegal and never binding if its intent is to protect the government or sworn to a specific person.  No man or government is above the moral laws of humanity.  Any supposed law enforcement officer who swears allegiance to an individual is a thug, criminal or insane.  Some officers may believe that because they are being paid by the government he must obey the orders of said government.  That belief is a total falsehood as no government has ever paid their employees.  In fact, no government has ever had any money to pay anyone.  All government employees are paid by the citizens of their country whether through the taxes that they pay or that the government obtains other capital by confiscating (stealing) the natural resources or the resources of its citizens.  "I was only following orders," uttered many officers as they were marched to the gallows or prison.  The Nuremberg Trials after WWII has clearly defined this concept.  If an officer follows an unlawful order (an order against humanity) he and only he is responsible for the action that he takes.  You can't blame it on any one else.  I would venture to say that nearly half of the alleged police officers in the world are merely goons of one other man.  When that man falls then all your (unlawful) powers disappear overnight.  Then what will you do?  The next tyrannical leader must kill you as your pledge was to support another, not him.  But if your oath is to your country then you can serve under any change in government.  To the good moral officers I wish you a safe journey through your profession.  To all the others, how does it feel knowing that you're merely a stooge?
(I'm a retired Law Enforcement Officer.)

You Have No Means For Self-Defense

The most efficient tool for personal self defense is a weapon.  The most efficient weapon is the gun.  Every able-bodied person, of sound mind, in the world should own one.  It doesn't matter whether your government says or has laws against you owning one.  Most people in the world are slaves as they have no way to defend themselves and must obey their master/government.  Governments disarm their citizens because they are afraid of them as they (and they know) are lousy, greedy, power hungry, elitist, psychotic leaders.  These leaders believe that they have the right to do what they want to their subjects.  I call you subjects because only in a free country are there citizens.
Are you afraid of your government?  You should be, as in the last century, governments, after disarming their citizens, murdered 170,000,000 of you.  More of you are killed by your government than all the enemies in all the wars.  If most of the criminals in your countries can obtain guns, despite all the laws, why can't you?  Criminals are smarter than most as they don't tell the government that they have guns.  Why would you?   The irony is that the educated people should know better but they either do nothing or feel secure, but they are the ones in the most danger.  "It can't happen to me.  I'm educated."  Cambodia, 1975-1979.  "During that time, about 1.5 million Cambodians out of a total population of 7 to 8 million died of starvation, execution, disease or overwork. ... The Khmer Rouge, in their attempt to socially engineer a classless peasant society, took particular aim at intellectuals, city residents, ethnic Vietnamese, civil servants and religious leaders."  (Source:  http://www.history.com/topics/pol-pot).  Isn't that what the American and most European governments are trying to do today?  Attempting to socially engineer a new society?   Muslim jihadists are trying to send you back to the 7th century.  Should be "fun" times.

Sometimes I Am.

Why do I say that sometimes I am?  With followers from 58 foreign countries I think it's time that I pay more attention to ideas that will enhance freedom and safety not only for my countrymen but also yours.  I would appreciate your ideas, comments and suggestions whether focusing on yourself, your specific country or in general for all of us.  Pejorative remarks or statements, of course, will be deleted.  Again my apology for my past transgression and pray that we can help each other towards a more free and safe world.  Thank You.

You Don't Know What Stealing Is.

Pennsylvania Law:  "theft of lost property."  (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner).  Most states have the same or similar laws.
A few months back my son lost his cell phone.  He was able to trace it to an affluent street in Philadelphia but could not pin-point the exact house as then the phone was probably turned off.  As a college student it was a major loss as he had to replace it with another at a cost of $400.00.
The finder probably using the excuse that "finders keepers, losers weepers" knows or is ignorant of the fact that that old saying is not true.
The finder could have easily found the owner merely by calling any of the phone numbers listed on said phone.  Obviously anyone owning these numbers knows my son or he wouldn't have their number listed as contacts.
Or just as easily turn the phone into the nearest police station where an officer would have called any of the numbers listed on the phone to easily trace the owner.
The finder, who lives on an affluent street, most likely has a lot more money than a struggling college student and through his arrogance and lack of empathy feels that he had a windfall and bragged to his family and friends of his good luck.  Obviously his family and friends are just as ignorant as he and/or were afraid to tell him that he was now a criminal.  Being of the same mindset, i.e., ignorant, stupid and cowards.


  • theft of services;
  • theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner)
  • - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.D4ZHTBw9.dpuf


  • theft of services;
  • theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner)
  • - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.D4ZHTBw9.dpuf
    theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner) - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.a6rtMEBv.dpuf
    theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner) - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.a6rtMEBv.dpuf

    You Leave Your Keys in the Ignition

    "Many auto thefts are crimes of 'opportunity.' Leaving the keys in your car (even a 'hidden' spare key) greatly increases your chances of having your car stolen. Leaving your vehicle unoccupied with the engine running, even for a minute, is illegal in itself; but it greatly increases the chance that your car will be stolen. It is truly a helpless feeling to watch your car being driven away by a total stranger as you stand 10 feet away at an ATM or mailbox. Take your keys with you even for quick trips. Needless to say, this is especially true if you have children or pets in the vehicle."
    Courtesy of the Seattle Police Department.  Suggested by my brother George.

    You Hog The Road On Mountain Passes

    My wife and I, today, drove from Durango to Grand Junction, CO.  Although most drivers we encountered were cautious and seemed like good mountain drivers, others were not.  While driving on the cliff side, no shoulder, no guard rails, drivers approaching who were on the mountain side hugged and sometimes crossed the double yellow lines around curves.  This gave us cliff side drivers no room for error.  Some of the cliff side road was somewhat undermined or came into the road.  So sometimes we had even less than "no shoulder".  If you had a brain you'd know that it's far less dangerous scrapping the side of the hill than making the oncoming car drop 300-500 feet down into the canyon below.  So if the hill is on your side favor the white line on your right so those coming in the opposite direction, cliff side, can favor the center line.  Three other dangerous situations we encountered was the car passing us in a no passing zone, another tailgating us and several cars , at one point, swerving into my lane to avoid hitting several small rocks on the roadway in their lane.  Where did they expect us to go, over the cliff so they don't hit small rocks?  Stay in your lane and adjust your speed so you can stop for any obstructions.  Just stay out of the cliff-side lane until it's clear of cars.
    Coming back, going South, was a bit less disconcerting as more of the time we were on the hill side instead of the cliff side.