Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bear found by Sprint technician

 This is what a Sprint tech found when he went to a cell site to check why there was no power.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A simple lesson

A Simple Lesson!
A rat looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a rat trap. Retreating to the farmyard the rat proclaimed the warning; "There is a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in the house!"

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Excuse me, Mr. Rat, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."
The rat turned to the pig and told him, "There is a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in the house!" "I am so very sorry Mr. Rat," sympathized the pig, "but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured that you are in my prayers."
The rat turned to the cow. She said, "Like wow, Mr. Rat. A rat trap. I am in grave danger. Duh?"
So the rat returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's rat trap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a rat trap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer's wife.

The farmer rushed her to the hospital. She returned home with a fever. Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. His wife's sickness continued so that friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer's wife did not get well. She died, and so many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.
So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and think that it does not concern you, remember that when there is a rat trap in the house, the whole farmyard is at risk.

Friday, May 23, 2014

List: Tequila and Salt - 16 things you need to know

 Tequila and Salt 

  1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
  2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
  3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
  4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
  5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
  6. You mean the world to someone.
  7. You are special and unique.
  8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
  9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
  10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.
  11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
  12. And always remember.....when life hands you Lemons, ask for Tequila and Salt and call me over!
  13. Good friends are like stars........You don't always see them, But you know they are always there.
  14. "Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens  another, Even Though Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway"
  15. I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here than a whole truck load when I'm gone.
  16. Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keeps You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing.

These should be taped to your bathroom mirror where you could read it every day. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

George W. Bush with veterans pictures

Attitude tells a lot about a person. 

1.If a hug is needed, don't be shy! 
 No one appreciates a firm handshake more than a soldier.
 2. If they prefer not to shake hands…
 …then a chest bump will do.
 Just make sure you do a duck face afterward so they can laugh at you.
 3. Admire their medals. They were hard-earned.
 4. Always treat their families with great respect.
They have been through more than you could imagine.
 5. Laugh with them!
 Laughter is a medicine that works 102% of the time.
 6. It’s important that you treat a soldier the way you would treat your own family.
 7. If you know a soldier, call them on the 4th of July.
 It will make their day!
 8. Or you can Skype them.
 9. Each soldier has an amazing story.
 10. Listen.
 Listening is often the best gift you can give someone.
 11. Give them a hug!  Soldiers love getting hugged because most of them are big softies deep down.
Soldiers love being active.
 12. Do a sport with them.
President Bush golf's with wounded veterans at the Warrior Open tournament.
 13. Serve them a big dinner if you can. Lots of meat.
14. Make sure you are respectful.
. But if you only have a minute, look them square in the eye…
 And say, “Thank you.”
 We promise you they will appreciate it.
 God Bless America !

Friday, May 16, 2014

3900 Saturdays

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings.  Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work.  Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the garage with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other.  What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time.

Let me tell you about it.

I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net.  Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice.  You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business  He was telling whomever he was talking with something about 'a thousand marbles.'  I was intrigued and stopped to listen to what he had to say.

"Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job.  I'm sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much.  Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet.  It's too bad you missed your daughter's dance recital' he continued. 'Let me tell you something that has helped me keep my own priorities.'  And that's when he began to explain his theory of a 'thousand marbles.'

'You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years.  I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years.'
'Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime.  Now, stick with me, Tom, I'm getting to the important part.  It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail', he went on, 'and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays.  I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy.  So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had.  I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles.  I took them home and put them inside a large, clear plastic container right here in the shack next to my gear.'

'Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away.  I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life.'

'There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight.'

'Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast.  This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container.  I figure that if I make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time.  And the one thing we can all use is a little more time.'

'It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your family, and I hope to meet you again here on the band.  This is a 75 Year old Man, K9NZQ, clear and going QRT, good morning!'

You could have heard a pin drop on the band when this fellow signed off. I guess he gave us all a lot to think about.  I had planned to work on the antenna that morning, and then I was going to meet up with a few hams to work on the next club newsletter.

Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss.  'C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids to breakfast.'  'What brought this on' she asked with a smile.'  'Oh, nothing special, it's just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids.  And hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out?  I need to buy some marbles.'

And so, as one smart bear once said...'If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.' - Winnie the Pooh.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Prayer before government meetings is constitutional

Supreme Court rules that a prayer before government meetings is constitutional

Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the prayers should be seen as ceremonial and in keeping with the nation's traditions
DID YOU KNOW? As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view .. it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments! 


As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door. 


As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall,
right above where the Supreme Court judges sit,
a display of the Ten Commandments! 

There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington , D.C . 

James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The! Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement: 
"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." 

Patrick Henry, 
that patriot and Founding Father of our country said: 

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ". 


Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777. 


Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies 


Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law, an oligarchy, and it 
must stop. 

The rule of few over many.

The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said: 

"Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers." 

How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional? 

Lets put it around the world and let the world see and remember what this great country was built on. 

It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, it is very hard to understand why there is such a mess about having the Ten Commandments on display or "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just tell the other 14% to Sit Down and SHUT UP!!!