You Wait Longer Than You Have To

Some things are worth waiting for, but many are not. You should arrive at your appointment on time, and you usually do, but the person who you are to see and gave you the appointment should also see you when he told you. Medical offices are notorious for making you wait, for what? Was there an emergency or merely overbooking. My limit is one hour. The few times that I went up to the desk and told the clerk/receptionist that I was leaving they were flabbergasted. Of course you shouldn't leave if blood is gushing out of your body but if it's something that can wait just make another appointment and leave. (If you gush blood all over the receptionist she'll get you in very quickly). If everyone who didn't have a true emergency would leave after an hour then the appointment makers would change their schedules/appointments so we would not have to wait - sometimes for hours.

You Don't Maintain Speed Uphill

Most people love a roller-coaster ride.  Although going very slow uphill the anticipation builds as you know that the downhill side will be very fast and exhilarating.  This, of course, should be saved when riding on a roller-coaster, not while driving your car.  By not maintaining your speed uphill on the highway the cars behind you have to slow down causing the cars behind them to also slow down.  By the time you get to the top of the hill cars have bunched up and you've caused a traffic hazard as the other drivers are angry and will try to pass, sometimes not safely.  Also the drivers behind you think you're an idiot and the reason they think so is that you are an idiot.
I have seen signs at the bottom of hills that say, "Maintain Speed Uphill."  Do you really have to be told this?  Now that you're over the crest of the hill you still maintain the same pressure on the accelerator (gas pedal) and therefore start to speed up making it harder for the cars behind you to pass and making the other drivers more aggravated.  So here are some tips:

You Don't Press The CLEAR Button

After finishing gassing up your car you should push the CLEAR button on the gas pump.  The clear button is located on the left hand bottom of the key pad, to the left of the # 0.  Without clearing others can use your credit information to get gas from your card.  Only when another purchaser inserts their credit or debit card does your information clear if you didn't clear your purchase.  Although a lot of information about this has not been disseminated it stands to reason of why the CLEAR button was added to the keypad.  Obviously this warning doesn't pertain to cash customers.


You Don't Secure Your Garbage Can

I, like many, live near a wooded area where bears live.  The right side of my property borders on a 770 acre game preserve, therefore I keep my garbage can inside my garage.  I spoke with a lady yesterday who also lives in my town who told me that although she secures her garbage can her neighbor doesn't.  For the last two days a bear walked across her driveway going to a "picnic" at her neighbors unsecured garbage can.  Last week a black bear was in the street in front of my house.  After examining my neighbor's car, he probably didn't like the make and model, he ambled down the street, up the driveway of one of my neighbors, two houses away, trashed his outside garbage can and left through his backyard.  To his credit he, my neighbor not the bear, now puts his garbage can in his garage.  It should go without saying (then why am I saying it) that encounters between humans and bears never seem to go well.

You Pick Up A Plastic Bottle Bomb.

(Note:  You may want to forward this to your friends and family.)

Everyone needs to know this and be careful!!!


Vandals are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you'll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.
Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.
 

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a CAP.  A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.  Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!!
No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

snopes.com: Drano Bottle Bombs; http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebom
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You Don't Follow The 9th Commandment

The Ninth Commandment reads:

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy  neighbour.
(Exodus 20:16)

The problem with bearing false witness that harms a neighbour is that you then cannot earn the Kingdom of Heaven.
It does not matter that the harm is minuscule as long as the lie did cause harm.
Harm not only deals with monetary loss or destruction of property caused by the lie, but especially if it deals with the destruction of the persons reputation.

Then is the person who bore false witness condemned to hell for eternity?  Not necessarily.
To regain his salvation the false witness must undue all the harm that was caused to the person. Must contact everyone that heard the lie and confess to them of the lie.
It is not sufficient to merely correct your lie but must also correct all the lies told by everyone involved in the incident that you know about.  Even then it is not sufficient.
You must make positive that all the harm has been undone.

(Also see my post of 2/2/13 re. You Lie For Someone Else).

You Don't Holler "Unattended Bag".

As the government won't, we should train ourselves to survive an Improvised Explosive Devise.  (IED).
Citizens of Israel are so well 'trained' that an unattended bag or package would be reported in seconds by citizen(s) who know to publicly shout, 'Unattended Bag!' The area would be quickly and calmly cleared by the citizens themselves.
If the spectators who saw the (explosive) backpacks unattended at the Boston Marathon had shouted the warning and the other people close by knew what that meant many would have quickly left the area and the injured would have been far less. 

They announce a similar warning at airports not to leave your bag(s) unattended or to report any unattended bags; why not be aware of unattended bags  in the streets?  Especially at crowded events.

In a recent test five bags were left unattended in strategic busy locations.  Everyone just looked and walked past.  Except one person, he tried to steal it - BOOM!!!!!
But if you weren't injured in the Boston explosions it's much easier just to remain stupid.

Additional survival method if you don't have time to get away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9DvUiyVpHg    (Copy and paste into browser).

You Hurry To Your Next Accident

How many times have you been in a hurry?  We all seem to have to hurry sometimes and of course you shouldn't, because, then, we speed and our minds are on our destination and not on our driving.  This is bad enough for the most-of-the-time-cautious driver but imperative for the no-patience driver.  The no-patience driver always speeds, always gets upset if there's a car in front of him, always tail-gates, passes in no-passing zones, jack-rabbits away from red lights and stop signs, turns left when light turns green without the right-of-way, speeds up when a car comes into his lane from a side street, flashes his headlights at night telling the other driver to get out of his way and dozens of other stupid maneuvers that always places him within seconds of his next accident.

You Change Lane Into Oncoming Traffic Around Parked Car

Someone asked me the other day “who has the right-of-way when approaching a parked vehicle on the roadway blocking your lane?”

This has always been a hard question to answer as basically both cars have one-half of the available roadway. This is fine when there's no parked car that blocks your lane. The law speaks of Stationary Emergency or Maintenance Vehicles with flashing lights. But what if it's not one of those vehicles? As the law is quite specific when encountering those vehicles why can't we use that law for any other type of vehicle or obstruction in your travel lane.
If, “you are required to make a lane change, you must make the lane change only if it's safe to do so according to road and traffic conditions. If a lane change is not possible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, you must slow down to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing conditions and be prepared to stop.” And, of course, stop if necessary to avoid a collision.

You Don't Take Warnings Seriously


 NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS.  
                 (To get you to stop your car).

1.    Eggs thrown at windshield.

If you are driving at night and eggs are thrown at your windshield, do not stop to check your car.  Do not operate the wipers and do not spray any water because eggs mixed with water will become milky and block your vision and you are then forced to stop.

 2.     Car seat with fake baby on side of road.

There is a gang initiation reported by some Police Departments where gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in it....waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.
Usually by wooded secluded areas where person can be dragged into the woods to be beaten, robbed, raped or killed.  Don't Stop.  Call police and report what you saw.  Don't even slow down.

You Believe The Shotgun Is The Only Self-Defense Gun

Don't buy a shotgun unless you're willing to train, train and train some more in its use.  I taught  shotgun training for over 10 years to over 5,000 cops, many of whom were females.  Before you take VP Biden's advice to buy one for self-defense look at the video.  In another interview he said "just shoot through the door."  A woman home with her kids is spooked by a knock on her door at night.  Shoots through the door and then discovers the UPS man on his back gasping for air and dies.  The first rule is always identify your target and access the threat.  You can't see through the door so you didn't do that.  This is called recklessly killing someone which is punishable by 20 years in prison.  I guarantee you WILL go to jail.  I also taught Criminal Law for 24 years.  So let's compare the 12 ga. shotgun that he recommends to the AR-15 that he does not.  Biden only mentions one gauge and one model and makes no recommendation as to the best type of ammunition to use in the gun.  Can a shotgun be used for self-defense?  Of course, if you know how to use, and handle it properly. There are dozens of other articles and videos, by firearm experts, that prove my point.  - ENJOY.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0IVSGctQIg

You Think The Police Are Obligated To Protect You

If the police were obligated to protect everyone then they would be monetarily obligated to pay for all damages done by criminals that they did not stop which would cost billions of taxpayers money. They are obligated to keep the general peace, not babysit every individual. People are the problem. If you elected people who believe in the right of self defense there would eventually be far less home invaders. Eventually they would either stop or all be dead. 
Don't blame the police, blame yourself for not defending yourself and believing government lies that they will defend you; therefore you don't need guns.
The Supreme Court ruled that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm.  An exception may occur when you are in police custody, being transported or locked up.

You Get Kicked Out Of Harvard

BOSTON - As many as 60 students have been forced to withdraw from Harvard University after cheating on a final exam last year . . . .
Of course I'm not saying that it's OK to cheat or get kicked out of any college except Harvard.  Obviously it's not OK to cheat, or get thrown out for any reason, at any school.

1st Scenario:
Job Interviewer:  Have you ever cheated in school?
You:  Yes.
Interviewer:  Thank you for coming in anyway.  Don't call us, we'll call you.

2nd Scenario: 
Job Interviewer:  Have you ever cheated in school?
You:  No.  (Telling the truth, I hope).
Interviewer:  And how did you do in school?  (High School or College).
You:  I wasn't #1 but not too bad.  Good average.  Although I didn't get perfect scores on all my exams, what I did do is every question I got wrong I studied that information until I knew it very well.  So, although I didn't get perfect scores I did acquire excellent knowledge of all the subjects that I took. 
That, I believe, would impress the interviewers far more than having to admit that you got thrown out of college for cheating.

When I taught at a college in Denver, CO two students cheated.  Actually one cheated but the other allowed her to copy his answers which is not allowed.  Their scores on the exam was identical at 90%.  As they both took the exam I divided the 90% and gave them each 45%. 

You Lie For Someone Else

To do something stupid or lie on behalf of someone else which puts you and your family in jeopardy is the most idiotic thing you can do. When you lose your job or sent to prison, like many have in the past, and cannot support your family, the person you did it for will not help you - especially if he's a politician.Nothing in the above statement should be construed to mean that you should be truthful in situations that do not warrant it.  Not being truthful to an evil person to safeguard a family member or an innocent is not a lie.  Anyone who intends to immorally or unlawfully harm in any way, physically injure or deprive a person of a right is an evil person.

You Brag About Your Survival Cache

One way to help keep your home from invasion is to shut-up. You may have a gun for self defense - criminals like to steal guns. You may have tools for survival in case of an emergency - others will like your tools so they can also survive. Many of us put up food supplies in case of an emergency like a tornado, hurricane and/or a winter storm that may close down the highways for a few days therefore no delivery to the supermarkets - hungry gangs are not fun to deal with. If they know where the food is they will go after it.  So one way to stay safer is not to bring attention to yourself by bragging on how ready and smart you are about your survival cache. In other words - SHUT-UP.
This is not to say that you shouldn't help your family to prepare or to come to you for help if they have an emergency.  And tell THEM to SHUT-UP about it.

You Block An Egress

"a place or means of going out : exit"
Driveways, parking lots, cross and side streets all can be considered an egress.  When you're on the travel portion of the roadway you should be aware of these.  Of course if the traffic is moving you should also, but when you're stopped, usually in a line of cars, at a red light or stop sign, courtesy would dictate that you stop far enough back to allow a car to exit.  Conversely if you're the 2nd or 3rd car trying to exit it would be discourteous of you to block or unnecessarily delay the driver on the roadway who is being courteous.   Just before a red light on a street that I often travel there is a sign that says, "don't block driveways."  Most drivers block them anyway.  I think that if in the driveway there was a small cannon with an electric eye with a timer, of say 10 seconds, and if a car was in the line of fire for that time period it would blast the car off the road.  Then courtesy might just be in vogue.