You Walk On The Wrong Side Of The Road

Persons walking on the travel portion of a roadway, must walk towards/facing oncoming traffic.  This, of course, is so you can see the oncoming cars and take proper steps to avoid being hit.  Whether the oncoming car should slow down or move into the other lane is a matter of supposition, and sometimes law.

But, if a pedestrian encounters, is struck by, a car, the pedestrian, which is you, will always lose;  therefore, it is incumbent upon youself to also look out for your well being.  As I've stated in another Post, there are 70,000 pedestrians hit by cars in the United States and 4,000 of them are killed every year.

When crossing a street, most pedestrians walk across diagonally instead of in a perpendicular route of travel.  Perpendicular travel is the shortest distance from one side to the other: straight across.  Diagonally is a straight line that's set at an angle from one side to the other.  By walking at an angle you remain on the roadway up to 35% longer, giving yourself a greater time to be hit by a car.

Whenever you're on foot, walking, you're a pedestrian.  People don't appreciate this and think that it only pertains to roadwaays.  You're also a pedestrian when walking in a parking lot and coming out of a store travesing a white-lined pedestrian zone.  Just because the crosswalk at an intersection or just outside the store is marked doesn't mean that a car can't hit you.  

Didn't your mother tell you to look both ways before crossing the street?  Well, you should also look both ways before stepping into a crosswalk, or stepping out into a parking lot when exiting a store.  While we're trying not to get hit by a car in a parking lot, one should observe the back lights on the cars, whether they're off, red, or white.  White means that the car is in reverse and ready to back up into you.

Another dangerous practice often engaged in by pedestrians is when they have earphones on and listening to music.  This prevents them from hearing the oncoming cars.  This practice is especially dangerous when walking on the wrong side of the road.

You Don't Take Care Of Yourself

I told my son-in-law many years ago that I thought that he was doing a very good job of taking care of my daughter and my two grandchildren. I then told him that he must also take good care of himself and why. 

It's not being selfish to take care of one's self.  If we're not in good shape, then we cannot take care of our loved ones. So, taking care of one's self is really an unselfish act.

You're A Pedestrian And Don't Consider The Sun

The Sun:

The sun was shining bright late this afternoon when I was walking my dog. Walking back towards my house I noticed how bright the road ahead looked. The trees seemed to be lit up and I could see several deer crossing the street far ahead. 

What a wonderful bright picture the sun made as it was shining from the back of me and slowly lowering in the sky. During the early, to mid-morning hours the sun is also low but rising. What wonderful times of the day to be out walking, BUT,

While the sun is at your back it's also shining in the windshield of the approaching cars, blinding or, at least, severely reducing the driver's vision; therefore, he may not see you . . . WHACK, YOU'RE DEAD.

 Tip: If the approaching car is not moving away from you, you move away from it by stepping off of the travel portion of the road.

United States Statistics:  Seventy thousand are hit by cars every year with 4,000 of them being killed.

You Think That You're Still A Police Officer in California

There are no longer any Law Enforcement Officers in the state of California. Since California has become a Sanctuary State, the police officers no longer enforce Federal Statutes. Therefore, based on the cite below, they no longer are acting under color of law, but as civilians . . . at their own peril.

Retired LEO, Criminal and Procedural Law Instructor -- 24 years.

The Bill of Rights, the 2nd Amendment is part of the Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Scheuer v. Rhodes, 416 U.S. 232, 94 S.Ct. 1683, 1687 (1974) stated that "when a state officer acts under a state law in a manner violative of the Federal Constitution, he "comes into conflict with the superior authority of that Constitution, and he is in that case stripped of his official or representative character and is subjected in his person to the consequences of his individual conduct. The State has no power to impart to him any immunity from responsibility to the supreme authority of the United States."

Author's Note:  This does not pertain to or impact retired California officers.

You Let Your Government Take Away Your Self-Defense Tool.

Borrowed and Reposted from a Friend.

Why Carry a Gun?

My old Grandpa said to me, 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a whoopin'.' I don't carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry; I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me. Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a whoopin'!



In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control: From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938:From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to· 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964:· From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970:From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956: From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control.

You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. With guns, we are 'citizens'; without them, we are 'subjects'.

During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

Gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the World! If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends. ·
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either.



Site Owner's Notes:

1.  America has the Second Amendment codified in the Bill of Rights which is a part of our Constitution.  Why doesn't your country have such a right?

2.  The most murders in America are in states and cities with the most draconian anti-gun laws.  This is also true for many countries.  Switzerland, the safest country in the world, is where every man is give a gun by the government. 

3.  Many who live in countries run by dictators say that it's against the law and that guns cost too much.  Guns are free as I've stated many times.  Just kill a dictator's goon and take his gun.  The Poles in the Warsaw ghetto got their guns by killing German soldiers, (dictator's goons).  This allowed them to hold off the German army for a month.  (During WWII).

4.  Liberals in America and Liberal governments in other countries say that, "Merely pass more gun laws and we'll be safer."  Let's examine the staatistics.

  Murder by firearms per 100,00 population:

  Honduras -  66.64  (Civilians can't have guns.)
  Venezuela - 39.00   (Civilians can't have guns.)
  Guatemala - 29.62  (Civilians can't have guns.)
  United States - 3.60  (Civilians CAN have guns.)  (If we took away the three cities, such as Chicago, with    the strictest gun laws we'd probably be less than 1.00 per 100,000.
  Switzerland - Every adult HAS a gun.  Lowest gun related deaths in the world.

5.  All of this Post pertains to every person who loves freedom throughout the world . . . not only the United States.

You Rest Your Foot on the Brake Pedal.

"Just resting your foot on the brake pedal will cause very light pressure on the brake pads thereby causing premature pad and rotor failure and having a negative effect on gas mileage. I have replaced rotors and pads with less than 5,000 miles on them when they should have lasted for 80,000 miles or more."  (Thanks to Frederick Ciampi for the tip, a FB friend.)

If I see your brake lights, then I know that you're going to do something. If you slow down and start turning onto a side street, then I know that you're going to turn on a side street.
Now let's say that you're going to slow down to turn but before you turn on your brake lights, you turn on your signal light giving me more warning so I'll have less of a chance to run into you and maybe kill you.
Did you know that just resting your foot on the brake pedal and long before the brakes are engaged, your brake lights go on?  (Site owner.)

You’re a Progressive/Liberal Voter in Germany

Last Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, the German voters voted Merkel in again for her 4th Term. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, and the Nationalist Party gained 94 seats, ha, ha, ha,ha, they haven’t won even one seat since WWII. No need to wonder why based on what’s been happening in Germany since Merkel became Chancellor.

And you voted her in again! ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, Most people with a brain, know that history repeats itself . . . but not the German voters. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. It’s 1933 all over again.

On December 26, 1776, Gen. Washington kicked your Hessian behinds. Not to belabor the point of the many defeats since, I’ll just skip to WWI, got it kicked again. WWII, got it kicked again. Historians would ask,”What the heck are you doing.” As brilliant as the German people are, Sociology and History is not their strong suit.

Like most Progressive/Liberals, they think that when overrun by a culture of hate, violence, rape, and murder that it won’t affect them . . . think again!

I’m rolling on the floor laughing. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. My side is splitting and I can’t stop. Ten years, the Americans will be kicked out of Germany. Twenty years – hello Russia.

You Don't Know What A Lie Is.

An untruth is not a lie.

Lie = to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive. -- Merriam Webster dictionary. Even the dictionaries have the definition wrong.

If I intend to deceive an evil person by telling him an untruth; it is not a lie.

To tell a just person an untruth with the intent to harm an innocent person is a lie.  To tell an untruth to enhance your position or to gain an advantage over another unfairly are lies.

"The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

"The truth," = Facts that are personally known by you based on your experiences, your personal observation of the situation, your background and education on the subject.
"The whole truth," = Not leaving out any facts, known to you, that is pertinent to the situation.
"And nothing but the truth," = By not adding information to enhance your position or to cause harm to another person in an attempt to deceive.
If you do not have all three criteria . . . you've just lied.

Then, what is a lie? It's intentionally telling an untruth to do harm.

If you have to change a fact, however slight, to make it sound better; you've just lied.

You Go Along With Insane Directives

Let Me Try To Explain This

Czechs take legal action over EU rules on gun control external site
The Czech Republic filed a lawsuit on Friday against a new European Union directive tightening gun ownership, aimed at limiting access to semi-automatic and other weapons after deadly Islamist attacks in western Europe."

Because the Islamist invaders are killing you with guns the EU leaders want to take away the guns from those who aren't killing anyone, the citizens, so they won't be able to even defend themselves.

My feeling is that the ones in charge of the EU are insane. 

Personal message to the citizens of Europe:  Get a gun or keep the one you have.  If anyone says that they must confiscate it . . . kill him.

You Overfill Your Gas Tank

When the gas pump clicks off automatically, DO NOT add a little more gas.  You need extra room in your gas tank to allow the gasoline to expand.  Topping off your gas tank is bad for the environment and your wallet.  Any additional gas you try to pump into your tank may be drawn into the vapor line and fed back into the station's storage tanks.  (Of course, you're still paying for it).

If you top off your tank, the extra gas may evaporate into your vehicle's vapor collection system.  The system may become fouled and will not work properly causing your vehicle to run poorly, have high gas emissions, and reduce your miles per gallon.  Also, the passenger compartment may have a gasline odor and in worst cases, the car to catch fire.  

The gas nozzle automatically clicks off when your gas tank is full.  Did you read that last sentence?  The gas nozzle automatically clicks off when your gas tank is full.  It's full.  Don't try to put more gas in the tank.  


You've Allowed Your Schoolgirls To Be Raped For 40 Years.

A fist to the chest while uttering Mea Culpa should come from every woman who aided multi-culturalism by voting for their Progressive/ Liberal governments. Most of them, I would venture a guess, are the mothers of the rape victims. Where are the men who fought so bravely during WWII. The thousands of boatsmen, at the risk of their own lives, who crossed the channel to save 338,000 British and French troops at Dunkirk. Where are the guns that American hunters gave you from their prized possessions the weapons that you begged us for so the home guard could protect your cherished land from an imminent invasion by the Germans? Are there only sniveling cowards left that are afraid of guns and even more afraid to protect your women? When even the police are afraid and run away from the foreigners, who owns your country? Not you Englishmen! England is rife with Muslim mayors and Sharia courts. Your Magna Carta is dead.

You're Russian and Don't Heed My Warning

Your country will be invaded by Germany within 10 years.  It won't be a land invasion like in WW2.  Your army will lay down their arms and allow the Jidahists from Germany to merely walk into your country like the Nazi's did in Austria. Your army will not fight as most of your soldiers and officers will be Jihadists themselves by then.  Your animosity towards Ukraine is unbelievable as, basically, you're the same people.  The Ukrainians are your best friends, but you don't even know it and instead of helping you try to hurt them.  What have they ever done to harm Russia?  History proved that the bully is the one who always gets killed in the end.  When Europe falls to the Jihadists do you really think that they won't be looking to the North and East? Wake the hell up!
Ignorance is bliss, but only to your enemies.

You're A Bad Driver.

My Driving Thoughts For Today

The next time you're involved in an accident ask yourself, "Why was I in such a hurry to get here."

My (driving) thought for today

Many of you are going to kill a family member today.

My (2nd driving) thought for today

Thousands of you will send a family member to the hospital with serious injuries for an extended stay by your action.

My (3rd driving) thought for today

Hundreds of you, by your action, will cause the death of one or more of your own children today.

My (4th driving) thought for today

Dozens of mothers, afraid to speak to their husband driver, will watch the death of one or more of their children today.

My (5th driving) thought for today

Thousands of mothers will watch one or more of their children being taken away by ambulance to a hospital with serious and, possibly, life-threatening injuries, because of their cowardness, today.

My (6th driving) thought for today

Thousands of fathers, who claim that they love their children, but in reality do not because of their bad driving habits; will kill or seriously injure up to 5,000 of their own children today.

My (7th driving) thought for today

Hundreds of wives will file for divorce tomorrow because their husbands, by their bad driving habits, will have killed or injured one or more of her children today. Don't believe me! Ask her today.

Note:  Although I speak of the drivers in the United States;  all people should be cognizant that they pertain to their country also.

You Thought That Electing A Muslim Mayor Would Stop The Violence

Of course, I’m talking about the voters in London, England. Your convoluted thinking is beyond comprehension. You, the majority of voters, actually thought that giving in to those who want to kill you, that they would stop killing you. You cannot make friends with a scorpion, as his nature is to sting and kill whomever is in its way. And its way is total domination. Apparently few voters in London know the story of, “The Frog and the Scorpion.”

The mayor had a picture of himself holding up a sign saying, “Refugees Welcomed.” As the sign lies then so does the mayor. The truth is not merely making a statement, but must include the whole truth, or it’s a lie. What is the only kind of refugees that the mayor would welcome into London? I will let the citizens of London answer that question, but you don’t have to exercise your brains in search of the answer as it will soon become obvious to all. What is also obvious is that the citizens of London do not care about each other and neither does their mayor.

Before I continue, let me be clear that I am not Islamaphobic, but I certainly am against those that basterdize their religion to convince themselves that it is good to kill and injure innocents.

Why do I say that the citizens of London do not care about each other and their mayor about them. The mayor as well as the press, supported by the citizens, speak very little about those who have been killed, but speak loudly and often about how everyone should be for allowing unvetted refugees, the more the better, into their country. Their Liberal/Progressive agenda is far more important than the safety of their citizens. Of course, not all refugees are Jihadists, but would you invite ten guests into your home for the weekend knowing that one was a serial killer? And not knowing which one; do not invite any. Should you then be called prejudiced or other pejoratives because you don’t want to place yourself and your family in obvious danger?

In conclusion, the citizens of London not only destroyed their city but also just helped to destroy their country. How? The Prime Minister should have, but did not, consider the voting block in London, that they are Liberal; therefore, by calling for an election she lost her majority.

I pray that America and England will always remain friends, but now it seems doubtful.

You're a Berlin (Germany) Senator

Germany: Migrant Crime Spiked in 2016

1.  Although non-Germans make up approximately 10% of the overall German population, they accounted for 30.5% of all crime suspects in the country in 2016.

2.  The Berlin Senate launched an inquiry into why migrants disproportionally appear as criminals in the city-state compared to Germans.

Read #2 again before reading the following.

Are the Senators that naive and stupid that they don't know what is obvious to everyone in the Western world who has a brain?

The vast majority of migrants came from countries that are basically lawless, have no real functioning government, and are diametrically opposite from the mores and morals of Germany.  They are mostly all men; therefore, the only female contact they have is the rape of the German women.
The majority have no jobs so they have to obtain what is necessary for their survival: which is by stealing and robbery.  Even if on welfare from the state most have no problem with adding to it as that is the custom from where they came from.  I'm not inferring that it's every migrant, but certainly a large number of them.

I suggest that the Berlin Senate hire a college freshman who has just completed a course in Political Science 101 to educate and guide them.


You Follow Orders Against Humanity

Why did you follow the orders against humanity? Without hesitation, you got in your planes and used sarin gas against your fellow countrymen. You knew that using poison gas was banned in war but you used it anyway. Why? And you caused horrific deaths to babies: the innocents. Only cowards obey orders against humanity. So afraid of your commanders that you’d rather kill babies than disobey the order. I realize that your president, Assad, gave the order but you’re the one who did the killing; therefore, it’s on your head . . . his also, but still yours. How many of your comrades were killed during the response? Did you or your commanders think that you could go on forever with your crimes against humanity and you would never pay a price? Ask the Germans who were prosecuted at the Nuremberg Trials. Ask your dead comrades at Shayrat Air Base. Why did Russia drop the ball three years ago when it was supposed to confiscate all the poison gas? From whom? From a society that is devoid of conscience! A military made up of such cowards and of those so afraid of their own shadow that they would kill babies instead of the monsters who keep their minds enslaved.

You Tailgate

Tailgating is one of the most dangerous activities that a motorist can engage in. A standardized signal should be adopted so all drivers when they see it, will know that the driver in front of him believes that he's tailgating. I've mentioned this signal before and have used it several times with some success.
That is the emergency signal. If you feel that the car in back of you is tailgating merely turn on your emergency signal flashing lights. Isn't the fact that one is tailgating you places you in danger? Then isn't it an emergency? If we all share this post then maybe enough of us will adopt this signal to warn the tailgater and we start to back off from the car in front of us when we see it. We all lose attention occasionally while driving and if the car in front signals that you're tailgating, you shouldn't be upset, but be thankful that he's also looking out for your safety as well as his own.  Everyone should share any successful use of this signal. By sharing our experience we help to bolster others to follow our lead.
If you can't see all of his front tires, he's tailgating.

You Are One

A pig lives on my street.

A while ago I was walking my dog. I noticed during one of his stops that he was trying to eat something. I quickly got it out of its mouth and noticed that it was a partially eaten chicken wing that someone had thrown to the side of the road. The ignorant pig, obviously, doesn't realize that chicken bones are soft, not like steak bones, and if the animal attempts to swallow a piece it will lodge in its throat and suffer a slow, painful death. There are several people on my street that walk their dogs and there are many wild animals, deer, elk, turkey, etc., that would most probably try to eat the discarded chicken wing.
I'll leave it up to the reader's imagination as to what the pig should do with his partially eaten chicken wings.

You Break A Dog's Heart

A woman in India killed eight puppies because the mother/dog had them in the wrong place on her property. This was to teach the mother dog a lesson. After the puppies were buried the dog dug up her puppies and tried to nurse them. How broken hearted it must have been. What kind of lesson do you think that the dog would learn? None, I would venture to say. The lady was arrested, but still
. . .

My point in retelling this story:

Anyone who is arrested and tried for causing bodily harm to an animal abuser MUST be found Not Guilty. 

Anyone who trespasses on another’s property to care for an abused animal MUST be found Not Guilty. 

All members of all juries and each and every judge, worldwide, MUST find the person protecting the animal Not Guilty.

Each and every Prosecutor MUST refuse to try anyone who assaults an animal abuser and anyone who is trying to protect an animal from his abuser.

Each and every Law Enforcement Officer MUST never arrest anyone who causes bodily harm to an animal abuser or one who is trying to protect an animal from the abuser.

I do not know what fate will be forthcoming to you when you die; but, I do know that each and every juror, judge, prosecutor and law enforcement officer will eventually die.

Retired LEO, and dog owner.

You Don't Have Firewood

Of course, firewood is not the only source of alternate heating, but you should have a source in the event of a power failure.  I've been in several situations when the electricity went out for six days.  Luckily I have two fireplaces in the house I now live in.  But what good would they be, in an emergency, if I had no wood?  My wife and I also like the comfort it gives us by just looking at a fire and enjoying its warmth and smell on a cold winter night.  Living in the mountains we have many fires in the summer also in the chilly evenings.
Not all alternative heating sources are appropriate for indoor heating; such as charcoal which gives off a deadly gas which has caused the death of many people.  Always make sure that the fuel, space heaters, whether kerosene or electrical, etc. are safe for indoor use.
For the past two weeks, I've made a dozen phone calls and went to a few places that supposedly sells firewood.  Some never returned my calls and others had mostly soft wood, which is not, in my opinion, the best kind to use in a fireplace.  Well, today I finally found a company who had the kind of wood I was looking for, and for a fair price.  The owner and his helper were very courteous, he promptly returned my call, and the wood was delivered within a few hours and stacked properly.  It's imperative to have on hand, or to know where to quickly get an adequate supply of an alternative fuel source.

If you live within a reasonable driving distance from Ruidoso, New Mexico I certainly would recommend that you give my supplier a call.  Stay warm.
Forrest's Forestry, LLC.  575-808-0550 or 575-491-8886.

You Don't Know You're Being Invaded

The Invasions of France.

the 1746 War of the Austrian Succession, Austria-Italian forces supported by the British navy attempted to invade southern France
the French Revolutionary Wars invasion attempts to defeat the French Revolution
the 1794 Flanders Campaign, led by Britain and Austria
the 1795 Battle of Quiberon, led by a British-backed force of French Emigres
the 1813 War of the Sixth Coalition, a British-led coalition invaded Napoleon's France to the south while a multi-national coalition attacked from the north
the 1815 Hundred Days, the Seventh Coalition invaded France following the Battle of Waterloo
the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, Prussian forces invaded France due to tensions regarding Prussia's growing influence in central Europe
the 1905 Schlieffen Plan, the German Empire's strategic plan for victory in a two-front war against France and Russia
the 1914 Battle of the Marne, the actual implementation of the previous plan at the outset of World War I
the World War II invasion
May 10, 1940, Battle of France, started by Nazi Germany's invasion of the Ardennes and the Low countries
2016-2017. Invasion by Muslims.
The first invasion by Muslims was 10 October 732. The Muslims were defeated at
The Battle of Tours by Charles Martel's army, which at the time was the strongest army in all of Europe. I would venture a guess that not 10% of French citizens today know who Charles was and what he did for France.

The present and many past governments didn't get it and still don't to this day.

Author's Note:  No one should think that this Post pertains merely to France.  Many other countries are being invaded today.  You know who you are!

You Don't Turn Lights On When Foggy.

Today, I drove to another town approximately 1 1/2 hours away. All along the route, there was heavy fog, but many cars did not have their headlights on.
Especially on a foggy day or during twilight hours, although headlights will not help you see better, you can  BE SEEN better.
Many darker colored cars were not seen until they were about 100 ft. or less away. If I had tried to pass, by the time I would have seen them it would have been impossible to avoid a head-on collision. Lights on low-beam, please.
It's so I can see you, so I don't kill you . . . and myself--Thank you.
NOT to see better, but to BE SEEN better--so I don't kill you and that cowardly passenger in your car that was too afraid to tell you, "Hey stupid, put on your headlights, in low-beam so the other drivers can SEE US better."

(How many times have I posted this? I cannot count the ways).