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 trveling 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 then is if you can't treat a dog properly: don't get one. If you already have one, turn it in, to a shelter.

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.


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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'!

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY:

PLEASE DON'T THINK FOR A MOMENT, THAT THIS COULDN'T HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY ALSO !!!!!!·

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.

SWITZERLAND ISSUES A GUN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD!
SWITZERLAND 'S GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND TRAINS EVERY ADULT IN THE USE OF A RIFLE.
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SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

IT'S A NO BRAINER! DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

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.