You Don't Report Child Abuse

The following will seem like I'm bragging, but I'm not as it's all factual. The reason will be understood in the summary.

I've lectured for 11-years to just about every discipline that is responsible for children: police, firemen, EMT's, teachers, medical personnel. and at colleges and universities in the Master's program for Criminal Justice professionals, all on Child Abuse. All of these people were Mandatory Reporters, i.e., if they didn't report child abuse to the proper agency or take care of the child themselves they could be disciplined and/or arrested, which in one case, a teacher was, based on my recommendation.
Just because you're not a mandatory reporter doesn't mean that you do not have a moral obligation to do anything about trying to help the child from further abuse.

So what's my point?

If you don't report to the proper authorities what you know or suspect that a relative or neighbor is abusing their children, I strongly believe that you are complicit in the pain and suffering of that child.

You Don't Know 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.

Note:  Some people recommend that you always walk with the sun facing you, even though you'll not be facing traffic.  I prefer, as recommended, that you always walk facing traffic.  It's your choice.  It's your safety.  (This is not an issue if there are sidewalks).

You Don't Even Know Why You Tailgate

As most decent to good drivers know, that there are a lot of aggressive drivers on the road that tailgate, as they get angry if anyone is impeding their travel. But, what is not recognized by the majority of tailgaters is that we're pack animals. There is always a hierarchy within the pack.
The majority of tailgaters do it because they're lonesome. They need to be close to others, to be with a crowd, and to be recognized. These people, the majority of drivers on the road, need companionship, a friend and that it's merely a manifestation of their insecurity and inferiority complex. They drive in packs like wolves. When one of these drivers see cars up ahead, he must catch up to them so he can be part of a crowd to soothe his loneliness.

There are three types of drivers that form the pack. The leader is happy because he has a lot of friends following him. Of course, that's not true as he knows none of them and they don't know him, but to him, subconsciously, he's the leader, the nice guy.
The middle group of cars is driven by people who are just satisfied to be part of the pack. They at least feel that they belong.  
The cars in the rear are driven by followers. Those that don't have a lot of self-confidence, but, at least, feel that they are part of the crowd; therefore, at least, feel a sense of being accepted.
The mature driver, on the other hand, drives between the packs. It is done without conscious thought. He just knows, subconsciously, that he is comfortable by himself. Even on a busy highway, I find myself most often driving by myself. I can see a dozen or more cars a thousand feet ahead of me and the same pack of cars far behind me. One time, I drove from Hartford, CT to Philadelphia, PA through NYC on Thanksgiving and didn't encounter more than a dozen cars.

You Arrest The One Who Isn't Desecrating The Flag

But the five burly police officers of Valdosta State University couldn't find a better way to resolve the issue than to slam a female United States Air Force veteran to the ground and arrest her. -- Retired LEO.

You Think America and Canada Is Not At Risk

Sent to me via email by an American Patriot.

So England doesn't like the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Imagine that! 

I thought this might give you a better
understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah, that's the takeover of a nation without going to war. 

Don't think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred.  It's time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye to the American way of life…  Here's what has already happened to England   within a few years of opening their borders without any entry control:

How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:
 Mayor of London … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Birmingham … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Oxford … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Luton … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM,
Mayor of Rochdale … MUSLIM.

All the following achieved by just four million Muslims out of the 66 million population:
Over 3,000 Muslim Mosques,
Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts,
Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils,
Muslims Only No-Go Areas across the U K,

Muslim Women … 78% don't work and are on FREE benefits / housing,
Muslim Men … 63% don't work and are on FREE benefits / housing,
Muslim Families … six to eight children planning to go on FREE benefits / housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT.

… and we (the U S A) and (CANADA) can't decide on an immigration policy… ?

One of the ways to combat this is to keep circulating information such as this e-mail around our United States and Canada to inform the uninformed who mainly only listen and read the left leaning U S and Canadian radio / TV and newspapers.  I have not seen this in the U S
or Canadian media…

You Can't Maintain a Safe Distance

Going to the store and back, I traveled on the same winding, mountain road. Absolutely no cars within two to three miles in either direction; except for stupid.

Going, a truck started tailgating me, so I slowed down to give him the message. He eventually did, but the rest of the way he got close and then backed off, close, then backed off, nearly a dozen times. The road is two lanes with no passing-zones, so he couldn't go anyplace or any faster than I was going.

On my way back there was an SUV behind me that kept a safe, constant distance all the way. Here is one idiot that speeds up, then brakes, speeds up, then brakes. How uncomfortable is that kind of driving? The other driver just fell comfortably behind me and we did the eight miles in about 10 minutes. In other words, I don't impede traffic.

It's far more comfortable following someone than to lead, as the one following can observe the front car, and therefore, is helped in his driving. Years ago while traveling on a fog covered, slippery road at night for about a 100 miles, I tagged up with another car. We both knew that leading in that kind of condition is very tiring, so we leapfrogged each other every 15-20 minutes to help each other out. If you're a good driver you can easily spot another one, and without communicating, both just know what to do.  

You Stare While Driving

This phenomenon has been known by me for years, but it only recently came to my attention again. An 18-wheel truck driver on Facebook mentioned that a young man drove under his truck and was killed in the accident. I could deduce by his Post that he felt that he was partially responsible and that he felt sorrowful about the incident. Decent people do feel sorrowful about the loss of a young man's life, even if they weren't involved.

As I was unable to contact the driver, I made a request to my Facebook friends to help me find him. This led to a discussion about staring while driving and I posted the reason why I believed that it was not any action on his part that caused the death of the young man.

I believe that the young man stared at the underside of the truck which made him go into a trance that caused him to drive under the truck, causing the accident that killed him.

I witnessed the phenomenon first hand many years ago as a passenger in the front seat of the car that one of my sons was driving. (A new driver). While passing a trailer truck the car started veering to the right, towards the underbelly of the truck. I noticed that he was staring at the truck and not looking at the road ahead; and appeared as in a trance. I immediately took the wheel and spoke to him. This got his focus back and he indicated that he didn't know what had just happened.

Another incident that I wrote about in one of my police survival articles, is that of a young girl that drove right into the side of a police car that was parked on the side of the road. Unfortunately, the female police supervisor was standing at the driver's door talking to the officer inside the car. The young girls car peeled the officer off of the cruiser and killed her. Did the young girl intentionally kill the officer? I don't believe so. She went into a trance, causing her to veer towards the cruiser. My article also details on where an officer should position himself during a motor vehicle stop.

While discussing this phenomenon one of the bloggers stated that one of the driving instructors told him that one of the biggest causes of accidents involving young (new) drivers is staring instead of looking around. And that one of the best ways to kill yourself is to stare at the white broken lines while driving, especially while driving in fog.

Driving instructors should teach this to their young drivers. If they did, we'd have less young people killing themselves. Looking around instead of staring does not mean to be a swivel-head, but to merely be looking ahead, a bit to the sides, seeing any obstacles ahead so to be able to react in time, and not being fixated on any one object. If an object ahead appears to pose a danger, then, of course, pay closer attention to it.

Looking – is a physical activity through the eyes. It doesn't mean much.
Seeing - on the other hand, refers to the perception of what the eyes are looking at in the brain. It tells you whether the road ahead is normal or whether there is danger.
Staring - Is being fixated on only one object. Staring can lead you into a hypnotic trance that can lead you into a fatal accident. – DON'T STARE. LOOK and SEE.

You Vote For Gun-Grabbers

Posted on my Facebook page, Against Gun Confiscation, by my FB friend.  Thank you.

July 11 at 12:41 PM

Copied this a while ago, and thought you would find it both interesting and informative. . 
A Heart Warming Thought.  

Here's a thought to warm some of your hearts 
... from Ed Chenel, a police officer in Australia 
Hi Yanks, 
I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down Under. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. 
The first-year results are now in: * Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent ... * Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent .. * Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. 
Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns! While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed. There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home. 
Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased after such monumental effort and expense was expended in 'successfully ridding Australian society of guns ...' You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information. 
The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens. Take note Americans, before it's too late! 
Site Owner's Note:  Although this was earmarked for America, it is also pertinent to every countries' citizens whose government is attempting to confiscate or have already confiscated their weapons.  In some of my other posts, I show where gun confiscation has caused crime to rise and even their own government has killed over 170,000,000 of their citizens during the last century.  One point should be made about the rise in crime also. London has instituted, over the past few years, several very strict gun laws as to possession of firearms by its citizens.  Their murder rate has now surpassed New York City, which also has some of the strictest gun laws in America. The Liberal/Socialist/Progressive/Marxist government officials in Australia and London are not stupid, as that is their ideology.  It is you the citizen, the voter that is stupid.  Pardon my error; you are no longer citizens, you are now subjects.

You Don't Drive In Your Lane

I see so many drivers veer from side-to-side in their lane, constantly crossing over the solid white line on the right and then crossing over, or driving on top of, the broken white, or solid white, solid yellow, and double lines separating the lane from oncoming traffic.  Several drivers drive toward the center of the roadway and only move over when there is an oncoming car.  Many drivers purposely drive over these lines when around a curve in the road.  This may save two seconds out of your trip, but you're placing yourself in danger for merely two seconds.  Do the oncoming drivers believe that you fell asleep, driving drunk, texting, or merely not paying attention and therefore, they think that you're heading directly at them causing a head-on accident?  Stay in your own lane.  Stop being a lazy driver.
Note to young engaged females:  If your fiancee drives like the above, runs stop signs, speeds and tailgates, ask him, 'If you keep driving recklessly that causes an accident and I lose a leg in the accident, will you still marry me."  If he takes more than one second to answer, then the answer is NO.  Don't be a cowardly passenger, speak up.  It's your well-being at stake.

You Don't Occassionally Say, "Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock is the same amount of time to say that follows the 2-second Rule and is equivalent as the distance of one car length for each 10 mph of speed.  While traveling at highway speed, it's nearly impossible to judge one car length for each 10 mph of speed.  This makes it easy to avoid tailgating.

How do you use, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock?  Merely pick a point in the road where the back of the car in front of you is.  Then start saying Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock in your normal speech speed.  If you've passed that point before you said the second Tock, then you were tailgating and you were putting yourself and the passengers in your car and in the car ahead of you in danger.  You will eventually subconsciously determine the safe distance between you and the car in front of you without constantly having to say, in your mind, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock.

At dusk and night time:  Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock = 3-second Rule.

Wet, slippery roads:  Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock = 4-second Rule.

Icy roads:  Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock = 5-second Rule.

Safety Rule #1.  If it's dark with wet, icy roads while pouring rain or heavy blowing snow: stay home.
Safety Rule #2.  Revert to Safety Rule #1.
Safety Rule #3.  Revert to Safety Rule #1.

Passengers are responsible for their own safety; therefore, it is imperative that they also do the Tick Tock.  If the driver is tailgating, then it's the passengers duty to tell the driver that he is.  No excuses.  If you didn't and end up dead, or wind up in a hospital it's as much your fault as the driver.  

Don't be a cowardly passenger.  It's your life he's playing with.

You Believe That Gun Confiscation Makes People Safer


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 and 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.

156 million defenseless people 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.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

With guns, we are "citizens". Without them, we are "subjects".

Note:  People from all countries should take note of what happens when they turn in their guns.  
           Less than 5% of the world population are citizens.

You Don't Flush First.

Gm York  is a Facebook friend.  While several of us were discussing the dangers associated with the Bottle Bomb, he related the following that happened to him.

.A (sort of) related story. Many years ago I was cutting the grass and hit some type of spore. All of a sudden I had a hard time breathing and my vision was going. I was near my front door and got into the shower -- still dressed. Dona, (his wife), called the rescue squad (pre 911 days). When they arrived she would not let them get me out of the shower until they contacted the hospital, via Radio, for instruction.
The instruction was to keep me under the running water for (I forget how long). Then right to the ER (emergency room) -- don't bother to change ---- come in wet. 
I was treated and admitted over night for observation. The doctor said, "be nice to your wife. You're alive because of her."
The point. In some situations getting to the ER is secondary. Getting "flushed" is primary. True in my case. True in your example. True in many Contamination cases.  (Posted with permission of the author).

My article re. the Bottle Bomb was published on this site on 6/6/2013.


You Oversteer Off Of The Highway Shoulder

Almost all highways have shoulders.  There is a shoulder on both the right and left side.  It's called the shoulder as it's off of the paved portion of the roadway.  The shoulder is soft, i.e., not paved.  The shoulder is usually composed of gravel, dirt, loose sand, or grass.

When a driver's car goes off the paved part of the roadway, whether the left or right side, the wheels on that side will be riding on the shoulder and, therefore, he usually panics and oversteers to get back on the paved part of the highway.  Panicking and oversteering usually causes an accident; many times causing the overturning of the car.

Most drivers feel that they have to get back onto the paved part immediately:  YOU DO NOT!  Have you ever driven on a dirt road?  Did you panic while driving on dirt roads?  Then why panic and oversteer when only two of your four wheels are running on dirt?  On two of the three occasions that I intentionally drove with two wheels on the shoulder.  1.  I drove from Northern Massachusetts to Newport, RI.  2.  I drove from the mountain town of Blackhawk to Aurora, CO on Hwy. 70.  Why?  In both instances the roads were nearly solidly iced over.  I drove with the right wheels on the shoulders because they were gravel which gave me much better traction.  On the third occasion, I was driving a U-Haul truck with no shocks.  The truck bounced so hard on the rough, paved road that I thought that the engine would fall out.  Driving with two wheels on the right shoulder, much of the way, which was much smoother, allowed, although slower, for a much smoother ride.  So, what do I do to avoid oversteering and causing me to overturn or cause an accident?

Keep the two wheels on the shoulder, take your foot off of the gas pedal, and apply the brakes gently to help slow the vehicle down gradually.  DO NOT jam on the brakes.  When the vehicle slows to a reasonable, slow speed, then gently steer back on the paved portion of the roadway.

CAUTION:  Not all shoulders are smoothly graded.  Some end at a bridge abutement, lead into a ditch, or have trees in them next to the roadway.  In these cases you'll have to do the maneuver much quicker, but it doesn't mean you have to panic and oversteer.

Also read my two recent articles on how to avoid accidents. 

You Panic, Instead of Steering Out of Trouble--Another Example.

Several years ago while driving down a steep four-lane access mountain road leaving a ski resort in Colorado, I encountered a cross street.  As the cross street was only two lanes, I thought that it was controlled by a stop sign, but it was not.  The intersection was controlled by a red light high above the road.

As I was on the downhill I didn't see it.  Unfortunately the light was red in my direction, so the two cars on the side street from the left started coming out.  When either my wife or daughter said that I had the red light, the first car was directly in front of me.

At this time I had about less than 100 feet on a steep downhill, snow-covered, slippery road.  If I had jammed on my brakes, (read panic), I would have skidded into the right side of the first car.  At this point I'm assuming that the second car saw that I wasn't stopping, so he must have slowed down a bit and never got up to the medium divider on the highway.

Instead of jamming on my brakes I steered around the danger.  Taking my foot off of the gas pedal I put a slight pressure on the brake pedal.  Not enough to stop the wheels from turning.  This gave me steering control.  The front car continued to move giving me a little more space behind it, so I was able to steer my car a few feet onto the roadway between the median divider and then back onto the passing lane avoiding the first car by approximately 2 to 6 inches.  I was traveling at about 40 mph and never slowed down throughout the ordeal.

That was the second time my mind went into slow motion allowing me the time to figure out what to do.  When your mind goes into slow-motion you actually see what is about to happen, so you just do it.

After the incident, my daughter said, "I knew that you wouldn't let anything bad happen to us."

I wish that I had that much confidence in myself sometimes.

You Don't Know How To Avoid An Accident

I saw the aftermath of two accidents in the last two days.
1. Very black skid marks from the left lane up to the right lane, then none. Then van continued traveling off the right side of highway (4-lane access) through the fence and upside down in the field. That kind of maneuver is nearly impossible to perform except in a panic.
Suggestion: Stop over-correcting. Take foot off of the gas and concentrate on steering out of the trouble, not on stopping.
Ex.: Years ago while driving on a six-lane Interstate highway I ran over a tire. I didn't see it until the last second as it was wall-to-wall traffic. Unfortunately, the tire included the steel rim. I moved slightly left as I didn't want it to hit under me. Hitting the floor under the foot section of the passenger side, it lifted my car. I took my foot off of the gas and concentrated on steering out of trouble. I drove on two wheels for approx. 500-feet allowing the car to slow down by itself. I knew that if I oversteered or applied the brakes that I would land upside down. If I had turned the front wheel to the right I would have tipped over. I kept the wheel pointed slightly to the left. Luckily I had just enough highway to allow the car to drop back on its four wheels. I then continued to allow the car to slow down and when it slowed enough I drove it off of the right side of the road. Only then did I apply the brakes to stop it. The car was totaled. I was not injured--not even a scratch.
Note: If you don't panic your mind will go into slow-motion, like mine did, and you'll have all the time in the world to figure it out, safely. What was probably 30-seconds seemed like 5+ minutes. (My mind has gone into slow-motion twice).
2. Four-way intersection at a red light. Car entering from the right, turning right, half-way into the intersection. The driver drives directly into the left side just in front of the driver's door.
Did she push the yellow light? Most probably.
Did he just assume that because the light turned green that he could go? Most probably.
It is not illegal to go through a yellow light but in her case, she most probably only saw the yellow light and just went past the light never realizing that it had already turned red by the time she got to the cross street.
It takes 2-3 seconds after a light turns red before the light at the cross street turns green.
Suggestions: 1. Stop pushing the yellow light.
2. Count to three after the light turns green before starting out. And if there is a car still in the intersection, don't run into it. Don't merely look but actually see what is in front of you.
look - to turn one's eyes toward something. Shouldn't be merely at the light but also on the road ahead before you start up.
see - to perceive with the eyes; To understand what is ahead; thereby to be able to avoid the danger.
Ask yourself. Was the 3-seconds spent at the intersection better than the days or weeks that your damaged car will be in the repair shop? Would the 3-seconds spent before leaving the intersection make a difference in the time that you would have arrived at your destination?
Was pushing the light worth the accident?

You Mistreat Dogs

There Is A Place

There is a place in the afterlife for people who mistreat dogs. It's called "Dog's Revenge."  It's not hell, but it's near hell and you'll wish you were in hell instead of in "Dog's Revenge."
How it works, as I saw it in my premonition.
The weight distribution will be reversed. If you're 100 pounds and your dog is 10 pounds, then you'll be 10 pounds and your dog will weigh 100 pounds.
If you now kick your dog twice a day, then your dog will kick you 20 times a day, every day for eternity.
If you now chain your dog outside in the winter, then your dog will do the same to you. As thirsty as you will be, you won't be able to drink from the water bowl because the water will be frozen like your dog's water bowl is now.
You'll only be fed one-half as much as you're feeding your dog now. And if the food you're feeding it is merely half-rotten scraps, then your food will be more foul and putrid.
If in your anger, you throw your puppy against the wall, he, then, will drop-kick you against the wall whenever it remembers a time that you did it to it; and his memory will be excellent so he will be drop-kicking you against a wall almost on a daily basis.
If you are now torturing dogs, every one of them will be there torturing you, constantly taking turns for all of eternity.
A trillion years of eternity is like a second in the lifetime of a human who lives to 100-years-old.
My premonition did not exclude those who make their dogs fight, and even the spectators will be made to fight every day getting their face chewed up and their body to suffer from the injuries. Made to fight daily, never allowing time for the injuries to heal.
If you've ever dropped off a dog in the woods or countryside to fend for itself, that is what your dog will do to you. Your plight will be to forever roam the forest tormented by wild dogs. You will never be molested by them, but always have in your mind 10 times the fear that your dog felt.
The only way to avoid this is to immediately start treating your dog like the loving pet that it is and that he so richly deserves..
My advice: if you can't treat a dog properly: don't get one. If you already have one, turn it in to a shelter.

(My [expanded] version of what my wife hopes will happen to people who abuse dogs).

You Can't Figure It Out.

The only time a gun owner will cut in front of the line is when he'll register or surrender his guns.