Amazing Video: Dog Attacking Crook!

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Save your ammo, I want THIS dog!

The guy never saw it coming.

Notice the suspect behind the car, apparently firing a gun –

(you see the smoke from the muzzle), and a split second later –

the Shepherd Police Dog leaps across the roof of the auto,

clamps on the suspect, and brings him down quickly.

You’ll have to watch it several times to really appreciate the

valor of this dog!

 

One Amazing Dog!

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Provided by My Deer Husband, Richard

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Return Tomorrow: More on Turkey Hunting

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Published in: on April 5, 2011 at 8:53 am  Comments Off on Amazing Video: Dog Attacking Crook!  
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Let Us Pause for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the Time to Remember That our Cup is Half-Full!

My husband, Richard, is a marathon runner.  He received this recently from the Fort Worth Running Company and sent it with me (as an email).

I couldn’t improve on the ideas expressed here … and hope it is meaningful to you too!

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Today is a great time to pause and reflect on our history of this wonderful day we call Thanksgiving.

So let’s take a journey back in time and recollect why Thanksgiving came into being in the first place. Why do we have Thanksgiving?

The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620. Their destination? The New World. Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty.

Pilgrims Arrive in New World

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For over two months, the 102 passengers braved the harsh elements of a vast storm-tossed sea. Finally, with firm purpose and a reliance on Divine Providence, the cry of “Land!” was heard.

Arriving in Massachusetts in late November, the Pilgrims sought a suitable landing-place. On December 11, just before disembarking at Plymouth Rock, they signed the “Mayflower Compact” – America’s first document of civil government and the first to introduce self-government

After a prayer service, the Pilgrims began building hasty shelters.

Pilgrim's Shelter

Just image yourself, arriving in a new land with no provisions; many sick and starving among you, and yet thankful to God to be here, having escaped the religious persecution of the church in England which wouldn’t allow them to worship in the manner that they pleased.

During the first winter, half the pilgrims died because of the harsh elements and lack of food.

Because of their gratefulness, God provided a good harvest that summer and they came into fall with provisions for the winter.

Being grateful to God, the Pilgrims then declared a three-day feast, starting on December 13, 1621, to thank God and to celebrate with their Indian friends. It was America’s first Thanksgiving Festival.

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Pilgrim Edward Winslow described the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving in these words:
“Our harvest being gotten in, our Governor sent four men on fowling (bird hunting) so that we might, after special manner, rejoice together after we gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as… served the company almost a week… Many of the Indians [came] amongst us and… their greatest King, Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted; and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought…

And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet BY THE GOODNESS OF GOD WE ARE… FAR FROM WANT.”

But it was actually President Abraham Lincoln who permanently established the fourth Thursday in November as a national holiday.

It should be noted that President Lincoln was so shaken by the Battle at Gettysburg when he saw the graves there and having suffered the loss of his own son, that he committed his life to Christ, therefore forever placing his life in the hands of almighty God.

It is important for us as Americans to remember the same faith that brought our founders and forefathers forward throughout the generations that caused them to pause once a year in a day of prayerful thanks to God almighty.

It is the same faith that causes us to pause on Thanksgiving to remember the God who provides our nation with it’s bountiful harvests each year and will continue to bless us as we remember Him.

So we pause today and we prayerfully ask that God will Bless You and Your Family at Thanksgiving as we pause to give thanks to Him who provides for all of us all year long…..

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Thank you for coming here today … and every day!

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Published in: on November 25, 2010 at 12:07 am  Comments (1)  
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Another Amazing Story: Deer Flies In & Out of Car!

Truth Can Be Stranger Than Fiction

In today’s story, a deer flies through the front windshield of a car, strikes the three occupants and continues on its way out through the back windshield!

 

Lucky to be Alive!

Read the Whole Story!

 

Yesterday’s Truth Can Be Stranger Than Fiction

If you missed the grizzly story yesterday … here it is!

Harley Hog and Rider Hit Grizzly; Rider Survives, Harley & Grizzly Don’t!

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Published in: on November 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm  Comments Off on Another Amazing Story: Deer Flies In & Out of Car!  
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Hot off the Presses: Grizzly Killed by a Harley!

 

These are such amazing photos, I had to share….

Huge Grizzly Killed by Motorcycle **

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I would’ve liked to see the expression on the biker’s face just before impact!! 

Can you believe a motorcycle killed this HUGE GRIZZLY?

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This grizzly was hit by a Harley on Lolo Pass. This is the pass between Lolo, MT and Kooskia, ID.

Lolo Pass, elevation 5,233 feet (1,595 m), is a mountain pass in the northern Rocky Mountains on the border between the U.S. states of Montana and Idaho approximately 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of Missoula, Montana.

It is famous as the location where the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the summit of the Bitteroot Range via the Lolo Trail on their outward and return journeys in 1805–06.

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Look at the claws on that sucker!

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The biker spent three days in the hospital!

The hog’s a wreck (Harley Motorcycle)!

Lesson Learned: Don’t go Bear Hunting with a Harley, they only last one hunt!!

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Second Lesson Learned: Thank Goodness the Rider was on a Harley Hog — Otherwise, He Probably Wouldn’t have Survived!

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Thanks to Richard, MDH*

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*MDH = My Deer Husband

** I’ve already consulted snopes.com — but it’s not there!

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Published in: on November 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm  Comments (2)  
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Amazing Photos: 9-11 Trucker

These photos and story are NOT on Snopes.  Since 9-11 is around the corner, I thought I’d share these photos.  I got these this pm.

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Have you heard about the trucker

who has painted his cab and trailer with the

names of all those who lost their lives on

9/11?

A Fateful Day in US History!

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The trucker’s name is John Holmgren from Shafer, Minn. He has been ‘pulled over’ numerous times just so the troopers can get their picture taken with the truck.

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Mr. Holmgren calls this “The Rolling Memorial”

I call it “Amazing!”

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Published in: on September 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm  Comments (1)  
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Amazing Photos: An Oklahoma Cowboy & His Bull

And to think I assumed that all the “characters” lived in Texas;  I stand corrected!

These photos also come from MDH! *

* MDH = My Deer Husband

I checked Snopes and there was nothing online at this time.

These are unique ….

This ol' boy stuck to the 2 lane and gravel roads!

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This cowboy bought the bull in Kansas ...

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And was transporting him to Tulsa, Oklahoma!

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Even Ripley would have trouble believing this one!

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Good thing I didn't see this ...

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I'd probably have had a traffic accident because I was laughing so hard!

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What do you think NHD means? (See the side of the bull)

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I don't want to travel with this cowboy anytime soon!

I have no idea if these photos were photoshopped!  They were just too great not to share!

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Published in: on August 19, 2010 at 7:25 pm  Comments Off on Amazing Photos: An Oklahoma Cowboy & His Bull  
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Very Rare: Real Photos of a Black Fawn!

Fab Photos!

Before you question what you’re seeing here, these are real. They are of a very rare melanistic black fawn; in fact, according to Snopes, this is rarer than the animal becoming an albino fawn.

They were shot in Austin TX this year and they appeared on the photographer’s web site.

Note: More info below the photos!

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If You are Having A Hard Time Believing These Are Real

I don’t blame you!  Here’s the scoop from Snopes ….

These black whitetail deer are even more rare than albino whitetails!

These photos come from the website of  R.M.Buquoi Photographics.  In his response to Snopes questioning him about the photos, he states that the pair of fawns are twins, though only one is the rare black.

For more info, click on the underlined Snopes and website above.

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Published in: on August 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm  Comments Off on Very Rare: Real Photos of a Black Fawn!  
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Do You Store an Acetylene Bottle in Your Trunk?

A Lesson in Las Vegas

This is a quote from Ron Butcher, Clark County Safety Officer:

 

A Blast in Las Vegas!

 


“The extensive damage in the images shown below was caused by an acetylene tank that was leaking inside a plumber’s van.

Please ensure that we aren’t storing ANY flammables inside County owned vehicles. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you may know in the trades or who may carry flammables inside their POV.”

 

The Plumber's Former Van!

Thanks to Mike Shumaker of Parks & Recreation for providing this information!

The Facts – Not on Snopes.com

This is the result of a leaking Acetylene bottle stored in a plumber’s van 10-22-09.

Accidentally ignited by activating a remote door lock device!

 

'There Goes the Neighborhood!'

 

 

Note the Info in the Top Right Corner!

 

Looking at the Former Van from the Air!

 

 

Fascinating Look from the Air!

 

I Wonder How Much the Plumber's Auto Insurance Rates Went Up!

 

This is tangible proof that ‘What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!’

Other Viewers

While checking the Internet to make sure these are legit photos, I found some interesting comments.

On Fast Freddie’s Fabrications, there was some discussion and then Cory asks, “Well boys and girls what is the moral of this story?”

Idoxlr8 sagely says, “Don’t open a vehicle with a remote unless you are wearing body armor and a helmet.”

Finally

These photos are making the rounds of forums dedicated to welders, plumbers, etc.  These are graphic reminders of the dangers of mishandling chemicals.

MDH * sent them to me; they were distributed to the workers at the chemical plant where he works!

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* MDH = My Deer Husband or “He Who Likes to be Obeyed … but rarely is.”

 

 

Published in: on January 15, 2010 at 7:59 am  Comments (5)  
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Amazing! A Bear + An Airplane + Duct Tape

These photos and story come from our son-in-law, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper reporter.

Just to be sure, I ran this past Snopes.com

It is not on their radar (no pun intended).

Absolutely Amazing!

During a private “fly in” fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane.

A bear smelled it. This is what he did to the plane.

 

The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic.

He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME!

 


Our son suggests, “I suspect this would not pass muster with the FAA!”

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Alright, Airplane Buffs: The aircraft’s # is:  N9368D

Anyone know the pilot?

Any more to this story?

 

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Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm  Comments (1)  
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When a Motorcycle Meets a Cell Phone!

Amazing Photos

I’ve gotten a bit gun-shy about running ‘Amazing Photos.’  However, I’ve checked www.Snopes.com about this story’s urban-legend status.  It is not on Snopes’ radar. *

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We now know that a cell phone had nothing to do with this particular wreck!  As part of my promise not to remove info that did not harm others (on my “Blog Policy” Page, I’m leaving this blog as-is.

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Safety Topic…..

Do you see the motorcycle?

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Now do you see it?

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Everyone Died Instantly!

The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling ~ 85 mph.

The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle.

The rider’s reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. The car had two passengers — and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them.

The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) died instantly.

Pass this on to car drivers or ‘soon to be’ new drivers, or new motorcycle owners.

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Wake up people!

Stop talking on your cell phones and texting while trying to drive.

Put your cell phone in the back seat !!!

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Although I did not write this, I couldn’t agree more!

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* It took a couple of hours, but I found the source of this story.  It happened in Sweden, in 2003!

27 May 2010:  Snopes says this is a mostly true story. Click on “Snopes” for the details. 

“The graphic display …  was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair by the Swedish Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the display noted that the rider had only recently obtained his license.”

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When I first posted this (10/13/09), I checked with Snopes and they had no info at all.

** This article was updated 10/10/2010

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Published in: on October 13, 2009 at 9:24 am  Comments (10)  
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