The Farsider

February 5, 2015

 

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <bilmat@comcast.net>
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster <leroypyle@sjpba.net>

 

The Farsider is an independent publication that is not affiliated with the San Jose Police Benevolent
Assn. The SJPBA has allowed the Farsider to be included on its web site solely for the convenience
of the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does not represent or reflect
the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.


 

RETIRED SGT. FRED FARNSWORTH



Born Feb. 21, 1940
Appointed Feb. 21, 1968
Retired Feb. 28, 1995
Died Oct. 21, 2014

We were unable to locate an obituary or any specific details about Fred’s passing beyond the date information noted above. As near as we could determine, his last known address was in Morgan Hill, yet neither the Mercury News nor the Morgan Hill Times posted an obituary that matches the Oct. 21, 2014 timeline.

All we could find were a few details about Fred’s aviation history. Google shows that he obtained his pilot’s license renewal (Med. Cert.) in Feb. of 2013 and that he was certified as a commercial pilot with ratings of Airplane Single Engine Land and that he held an Instrument Rating.

Anyone who can help fill in some of the gaps about Fred’s passing is asked to let us know so we can pass the info along to his former friends and coworkers.
 

FRANK'S OBITUARY

Francis Charles Keffer



07/24/1948 - 01/28/2015
Resident of San Jose


(from Tuesday’s Mercury News)

Francis Charles Keffer was an Air Force “Brat” born in Albany, GA who lived in numerous places throughout the world. In 1967, he served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” as a Long Range Recon Patrol with F Co, 2nd Batt of the 502nd regiment. Upon returning to the US he graduated Ranger School and served as an escort with the remains of his fellow Service Members returning home from Vietnam. While serving he earned the Silver & Bronze star, Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings, 3 Purple Hearts, & Combat Infantry Badge among others. Frank then went on to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a Police Officer, when hired by the San Jose Police Dept. (SJPD) in 1984. He served the SJPD and the City of San Jose for 21 years, retiring on disability.

He is survived by his best friend Carol and his 3 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, numerous aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins & friends. He was preceded in death by his parents & brother.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Operation Care & Comfort, SJPD Chaplaincy, Cops Care Cancer Foundation or Keith Kelley Club.

Memorial Service to be held on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 11AM at the Golden Altar Ministries in San Jose. Airborne Rangers Lead the Way!

Willow Glen Funeral Home
(408) 295-6446
<www.willowglenfuneralhome.com>

 

POA UPDATES

None



THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE CITY AND SJPD

Nothing of note to report this week

 

MAIL CALL



Jan. 29th

Hi Bill,

I just read of Frank's passing. Sad, yes I am sad for his friends, family and fellow officers; however, I am happy that I had the opportunity to fly SJPD Surveillance Missions with Francis (I always called him Francis).

Francis was a Commercial Pilot before becoming an officer with SJPD. When we brought him into the Air Surveillance Team we quickly discovered that he was a true aviation professional. Even though he had exceptional flying skills he loved the role of Observer. Over the years and many Surveillances flown with Francis he never, ever lost the visual on the target, whether a moving vehicle in heavy traffic or a subject on foot.

Nothing was more humiliating for the surveillance team than loosing the target; an experience I never experienced with Francis in the cockpit.  

For those not familiar with surveillance flying, the pilot controls the aircraft systems, altitudes and clearances through the airspace and the observer is hand flying the orbit of the aircraft. For those who knew Francis they will affirm this man was intense. He would hold the gyro binoculars to his eyes with his right hand, control the aircraft with his left hand, key the microphone to update the ground units with his foot mic and never, ever loose the target!  

I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to work with such an intense and professional police pilot, not to mention the fact that he made me and the Team look good!  

John Quayle #1848 Ret. <QuaylePi@aol.com>

 

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Jan. 29th


I am passing this along not only because I am an IPA member, but also because I am offended by what happened to a visiting officer from another country.

Harry
(Mullins) <hmullins08@yahoo.com>

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Donations for Injured Irish Police Officer

President Kevin Gordon contacted me on Wednesday to inform me that Garda Brian Hanrahan who is an Ireland IPA member was on vacation in New Orleans with his father when he was shot and critically wounded during a robbery. Brian is a serving officer in New Castle West, County Limerick.
 
Thanks to the efforts of Region 8 IPA members Eric Morton, Heather Kouts and Louis Gaydosh, who live in the New Orleans area, Brian Hanrahan’s wife and mother were met at the New Orleans airport and were taken to the hospital where he is confined after undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds. Thanks to our IPA members, a fellow officer is not alone during this most trying of times. I am very proud of our members who truly exemplify the IPA motto of “Service Through Friendship.”
 
Our member is going to have a long road to recovery and during that time the expenses will continue to mount. Several Irish and police organizations are raising money to help this family cover the expenses already incurred and the expenses that will continue to mount.  
 
Region 8 IPA President Barry LaLumandier is asking for any and all financial assistance that you can offer. If you wish to make a donation to help Garda Hanrahan and his family defray the cost of being a crime victim in our country, please send a check made out to IPA - Region 8 - Hanrahan Fund and mail it to:

Secretary Jack Gaffigan
15 Ridgemont Circle
St Louis, MO  63129

I would ask that donations be sent to us no later than February 13th. Region 8 will also make a contribution to this fund.
 
Jack Gaffigan,
Secretary - Region 8 - IPA - USA

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Jan. 30th

Bill,

The video quality of this clip is relatively poor and it may not be of interest to the readership of the Farsider. However, since it's local to you (and to me, since I raced my Camaro Z28 at Baylands back in the day and lived in Fremont until I retired) I thought you might find it interesting. This guy in the Chevy was just flat lucky. His car had no business being on the track. Watch how badly behaved the suspension is and how the car "grenades" at the end of the incident. Like I said, lucky! The car was possessed by the devil and I'm sure it was put to rest after that day once they found all the scattered parts.

I hope to see you at the Feb. PBA meeting.

Les
(Nunes) <chevyles@yahoo.com>


As a fellow gear head who ran my ’66 Chevy SS 396 past the traps at the Baylands Raceway in Fremont on a couple of occasions when I was home on leave from the military, I’m happy to include anything Les sends in about drag racing. Click HERE to view the video and note that the driver is ejected when the car begins its barrel roll.
 

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Feb. 3rd

Hi Leroy:
 
Some members were asking about possible health insurance premium deductions (not a tax credit) on their income tax. They are referring to the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and 2014.

I'm using H&R Block software this year and saw that it was loaded into the software; it’s the first time I've seen it included in H&R Block or TurboTax, and I've used them for years.
 
Here are three websites for further research:
 
• IRS Publication 575 Page 5 <http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p575.pdf>
 
• The Pension Reform Act of 2014 <http://www.scribd.com/doc/176438660/The-Pension-Reform-Act-of-2014#scribd>

A measure by Chuck Reed
 
<http://www.cmers.com/News-and-Information/Taxable-Exclusion.htm>

A simple explanation from the City of Milwaukee.
 
Some good places to start looking whether you do your own taxes or have them done.
 
Stephen Wininger <winingen@bellsouth.net>
Alabama…The Heart of Dixie
 

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Feb. 5th

Bill,

This link is of the history of Willow Glen where I grew up. It was made in 1950, one year before I was born. I have vivid memories of many of the shops and stores in downtown Willow Glen. What a find this was for me.

I paid particular attention to the old Garden Theater where I attended many a Saturday afternoon matinee. When this film was made it was 25 cents to watch a film on Saturday. In the early ’60s, when I was old enough to attend a Saturday matinee, it was all the way up to 50 cents. Fifty cents was my weekly allowance for mowing the lawn and washing my parents car, so it took every cent I had to go to the movies. What a treat!

Wonderful memories of Bergman's Department Store, George and Inman men's store where I saved up enough money to buy my Willow Glen High School block sweater for playing baseball and running cross country. Stone Church where my parents were only the third couple married there in 1949. I was married there twice, ha ha.

There are several folks' names I certainly recognized in the film. Everyone should recognize Charlie Hoehn. I assume this was our retired Sergeant’s father in the video. Bob Doerr was a former mayor of San Jose and later one of my college professors. And so many more. I hope some of your readers enjoy this if they have not seen it. I can only imagine just how many stories Bob Moir could put to this video. I worked the downtown Willow Glen beat years ago and really enjoyed it.

Again, thank you to you and Leroy for keeping us all connected. I look forward to the Farsider every Thursday.

Regards,

Paul Gardner <paulgardner1757@yahoo.com>



Click HERE to view the Willow Glen film.

 

CHAPLAINCY TAX I.D. NUMBER

When Pete Salvi emailed us and asked if we knew the Tax I.D. No. for the Chaplaincy, we had to refer him to the Chaplaincy Office. He sent a second email a while later that read, “Have it. Thought you might want to publish it for others as we approach tax time. It is 94-273-4173.”

 

SJPOA NEWS

Feb. 3rd

Dear Vanguard Reader,

The February 2015 eVanguard is now online. Hard copies of the magazine are in the mail and will be arriving soon.  

Click HERE to download the Vanguard to your desktop. 



 

RETIREE ASSN. NEWS



Feb. 2nd

Dear Members,

This e-mail is a follow-up to the message we sent you regarding the contract talks between Sutter Health Network and Blue Shield of California.  Both sides have now reached an agreement.  

This should preserve access to services you receive in the Sutter Health Network if you have Blue Shield of California coverage.  

You can review an associated news articles by clicking THIS link.


 

FINAL CALL FOR THE P.B.A. VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER DANCE



Saturday, Feb. 14th — 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
POA Hall, 1151 N. Fourth St.
San Jose

Hors d'oeuvres up the Ying-Yang
Entrees: Salmon and/or Prime Rib with all the Fixins'
Hosted Bar + Wine on the Tables
Dancing to your kind of music following dinner

$25 per person — $50 per couple

Make checks payable to the "SJPBA" and mail to:
SJPBA
P.O. Box 42
San Jose, CA 95103

Questions? E-mail President Dave Wysuph at <dbw1696@aol.com>
or Secretary/Treasurer Lumpy Lundberg at <lumpyl@sbcglobal.net>


 

IS THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT A “LEGAL SCAM?”



Bob Tenbrink sent in an email he received that, if factual, does not bode well for the legitimacy of the Wounded Warriors Project that viewers of Fox News should be familiar with. It read:

It was recently pointed out in an article that it was obscene that the executive director of Wounded Warriors is paid well over $300,000-a-year. I also wondered how the group could afford to advertise as extensively as it does on Fox News.

I recently received an email from Dr. Richard Stiso that exposed exactly how the charity spends the money it receives from patriotic Americans. According to Guidestar, a group that investigates charities, the Wounded Warrior Project might as well be run by the Mafia. In 2012, the WWP received an astronomical $154,958,901, with a measly $4,857,084 going out in grants to veterans’ organizations and $671,194 to individuals. That means that the group only used 3.5% of the money it received for the purpose intended.

In the meantime, the Officers, Directors and Trustees hauled in $15,415,666 million, with Employee Benefits ($2,226,457), Office Expenses ($12,451,303), Travel ($4,086,509), Promotional Items ($4,055, 567) and something called Outside Services ($20,915,404) accounting for roughly 50% of what’s listed as “Overhead Expenses.”


Click HERE to go to the Veterans Today website with the article titled: “Wounded Warrior Project a Legal Scam.”

Ed. — In trying to vet the information, I looked up the Wounded Warriors Project on Charity Navigator, which is recognized as one of the top sites used by the public to look inside the nation’s charities.

Charity Navigator reports that the Wounded Warriors Project’s Executive Director — Steven Nardizzi, a Jacksonville FL attorney — receives $375,000 in compensation. Below is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of income and expenses of WWP.

Click HERE for more Charity Navigator info about Wounded Warriors.

THIS
link to a Daily Beast article about WWP seems to back up the veterans’ site article above.

And THIS link to a Tampa Bay Times story also shines some light on WWP.

There are several other postings on Google with links to the Wounded Warrior Project, not all of which are negative.

Bob’s email also included the following note:

I personally give to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). You must check out the financial spread sheets to see where this money really goes. I prefer to give where the vets get most if not all of the donation. —Bob T.

To which I replied:

Ditto: Beyond some local causes such as the SJPD Chaplaincy, there are only two national charities I have been supporting since I entered law enforcement in 1968: the Salvation Army (local chapter) and the Disabled American Veterans. I send both a check every three months when each charity sends me its routine "beg letter."


 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
     
Jan. 21 thru Jan. 27
Joke monologs from repeat shows are not transcribed.

We are so excited to be in Los Angeles. Everyone says it’s so different out here, but it’s actually not that different from New York. For instance, the Spider-Man down on Hollywood Boulevard was just as drunk as the one in Times Square.

There's a lot of controversy out here over the recent Measles outbreak, because a lot of people never got any shots. Or as Kobe Bryant's teammates put it, “Been there.”

Everyone is still talking about the Super Bowl. The big story is undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler, who made the game-winning interception for the New England Patriots. Even Malcolm Butler said, "Who?"

Mitt Romney announced that he is no longer considering running for president in 2016. As opposed to those other guys who forgot about running — the Seattle Seahawks.

During an interview last weekend, President Obama was talking about the next race for president and refused to choose between Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, saying quote, “Love 'em both.” Which was nice until he said he’d support the nominee, regardless of who she is.

Yesterday Obama presented a $4 trillion budget that he says would help the middle class. Then the middle class said, “You know what? How about you just give us the $4 trillion? We'll figure out what to do with it.”

President Obama unveiled a $4 trillion budget for 2016 that would increase taxes on the wealthy and spend more money on education. He also made a snowball and put it in the oven, just to see which would last longer, his budget or the snowball.

Charles Manson's marriage license is expiring this week. Which means that he will have to reapply if he still wants to marry his girlfriend or, you know, he could just break the law.

Harper Lee, the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," is publishing her second novel after a 55-year hiatus. This one is called "Mock 2: Mock Harder."

Boston postponed a victory celebration for the New England Patriots due to a record-breaking winter storm. The storm was supposed to hit Seattle but at the last second New England jumped in the way.

Jeb Bush admitted that he smoked a notable amount of pot in school. He said, "You would too if your parents had named you 'Jeb.'"

Wasn't that crazy, the Super Bowl? It was so exciting, what I did when the Domino's guy showed up, I gave him a huge tip to stay and watch the game with me.

If you're a Seahawks fan, that game was more depressing than that nationwide insurance commercial.

I think the Seahawks should have given the ball to Marshawn Lynch. That would have shut him up. Katy Perry could have run it in for a touchdown.

In addition to being the winning Super Bowl quarterback, Tom Brady now has a brand-new pickup truck. I guess we'll have to sit through the whole thing about whether his tires are properly inflated.

Big bulletin from Phoenix: Katy Perry's robotic tiger is loose in downtown Phoenix.

Over 114 million people watched the Super Bowl. No wonder I had nobody to talk to about "Downtown Abbey."

Charles Manson was going to get married. He's 80 years old, and serving a life sentence in prison. Well, the marriage is off. And today I saw that his profile was back on eHarmony.

Mitt Romney is not going to run for president. Mitt said it's time for fresh faces. So that's good news for Bruce Jenner.

Harper Lee announced today that she will release a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was published in 1960. Apparently she releases a new book every time the measles comes back.

I think the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird” might be a little gimmicky though, because the new book is called, “Atticus Finch and the Goblet of Fire.”

Kim Kardashian said during a Q & A yesterday that she'd like to take a selfie with Jesus. Though I think most people would say that Jesus has suffered enough.

The marriage license for Charles Manson and his 26-year-old bride is set to expire unless they get married by Thursday. I don't know. If I were Charles Manson and a girl wanted to marry me, I might think that's a red flag.

An amazing Super Bowl last evening. The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks both defeated the Seattle Seahawks.

It really was an incredible game. And even though the Patriots won, you really have to hand it to Marshawn Lynch. Don't think about it. Just hand it to Marshawn Lynch.

Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP and was given a new Chevy truck. Brady says the truck handles great, especially after he let some air out of the tires.

According to a new study, 1 in 3 children in the United States have divorced parents. While the other two-thirds are the only reason their parents are staying together.

 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE AS OF JAN. 24, 2015



Did Ben and Jerry of ice cream fame sell "Hands
Up Don’t Shoot” T-shirts at stores nationwide?

Click HERE to view the Jan. 31st Snopes update.

 




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By virtue of the fact that all of you receiving the Farsider are related in one or another to the law enforcement community, you should consider taking a couple of minutes to watch — correction, 'experience' — THIS video titled “Dear Officer, I see you.” (4:35)





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(Strong Language) Back by popular request is another bawdy clip from “Mrs. Brown’s Boys,” one of Britain’s favorite TV sitcoms. THIS one is based on a misunderstanding when the family talks about the need to put Spartacus down (he is the old family dog). If you enjoy the video, additional “Mrs. Brown’s Boys” clips should automatically follow. (1:59)

 

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If you want to witness something truly spectacular you will want to click HERE and watch this video we received from Tom Macris. It is footage of the largest calving of a glacier ever captured on video. To understand the scale of the calving, the lower portion of Manhattan has been transposed over the glacier in the image below, as explained in the last minute of the video. (4:41)





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Two-part Pop Quiz: A) What country has the most skillful drivers? Answer: Ethiopia. B) What country has the luckiest pedestrians? Answer: Ethiopia. Click HERE and keep your eye on the pedestrians on the right side of the screen. (1:54)





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We have no idea where Alice Murphy finds video jewels like THIS one of a 3-year-old drummer sitting in with a full orchestra. Discovered on the Russian TV show “Minute of Fame” (equivalent to “America’s Got Talent”) toddler Lyonya Shilovsky leads the orchestra in a rousing selection of Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” — or what is commonly called the “Can-Can.” (5:35)





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Speaking of the former Soviet Union, if THIS guy who can fold a new frying pan in half is a typical Russian soldier, I say let the Russkies have the Ukraine because I don’t think we would want to take them on mano a mano. (1:34)






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Staying in Russian for a moment, I wish one of THESE lovely Russian dancers would lift her dress and let me peak underneath. Not for the reason some might think; I just want to see how she manages to move as if she is on motorized roller skates. (5:56)

 


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This “CBS Sunday Morning” presentation received from Don Hale is about a man cave, but not what you might expect. If you choose not to view THIS, you will be missing something special. (5:30)





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When it comes to Man Caves, however, I would opt for THIS one that the owner has made into the ultimate Bat Cave. To say that this guy is obsessed with all things Batman is a gross understatement. (2:51)





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This Bill O’Reilly Citizenship Test we received from Chuck Blackmore says you only need to get 15 correct answers to pass. We say nonsense. If you miss more than three of the 25 questions, shame on you. READ each question carefully before you choose an answer and many of you should ace it.

 

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If you find these earthmoving clips received from Bruce Fair that were posted on Facebook of interest, you can find tons more by going to YouTube and searching for “Everything Earthmoving.” Click HERE to watch this compilation of clips. (8:48)

 

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A lot of the equipment mishaps in the video above wouldn’t have occurred had THIS operator been at the controls. (0:54)





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THIS is the uncut dashcam footage of Tuesday’s crash of Transasia Flight GE235 in Taiwan. It’s difficult to make out in this video, but the left wing clips the taxi that is two vehicles ahead before it strikes the railing of the bridge. (0:54)

 

THIS closer view was captured by a dash cam mounted in the vehicle just behind the taxi that was struck. (0:37)

 

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In a juxtaposition to the above, Air New Zealand is laying claim to what it calls “the most epic airline safety video ever made.” Click HERE if you would like to view it. (4:38)

 

THIS link will take you behind the scenes of the New Zealand safety ad.



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Think you can’t afford your own helicopter? Well you can. Watch THIS video and note the make and model. (6:10)





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For those of you interested in such things, Steve Postier wanted to share THIS clip titled “AR500 Armor vs. 12ga Slugs with PAXCON Spall
& Frag Mitigation Coating,” which is Greek to me. The only Greek word I know is “baklava.” (2:35)





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Think you are proficient with an automatic rifle, a semi-auto handgun and a semi-auto shotgun? How would you stack up against THIS 13-year-old girl?





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There are now 1.23 billion Facebook users worldwide, which is close to the population of China’s 1.35 billion. With so many users, it follows that there are a large number (albeit small percentage) of people who use the social website to end relationships. This public service film outlines the do’s and don’ts of breaking up with someone using Facebook. NOTE: It also provides valuable tips for you non-Facebook users as well. (4:13)


 


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Sharon Lansdowne wants to know if any of you former K-9 cops had trained your furry partner to do THIS? (0:22)





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OK, perhaps your dog could open the car door, get in and close the door after him. But could it do THIS? Wait for it…(2:57)



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Looking to purchase a dog for home protection? Why choose a Pit Bull, Shepherd or Rottweiler since they eat a ton of food and are costly to maintain. Dirk Parsons suggests you purchase something much smaller, like THIS Jack Russel who hails from the Republic of South Africa. (1:47)





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When it comes to strange relationships, THIS one between a Horse and a Dwarf Goat should receive an honorable mention at the very least. (0:55)

 

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Last week’s clip of a lion showing love to its handler by giving him a big hug may have influenced Steve Postier to send us THIS video that was filmed with a GoPro camera, so you know the production was up close and personal. (14:42).

 

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As cats go, THIS smaller one is a chip off the old block in the sense that it reminds me of me when my late wife used to say, “Let’s go, it’s time for our walk.” (3:34)





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If Friskies had run THIS ad during the Super Bowl we suspect people would still be talking about it and applauding. Then again, perhaps one needs to be a “cat person” in order to appreciate it. (3:39)





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Want to see several historical photos you haven’t seen before of the USS Arizona that has sat in the mud at Pearl Harbor since it was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941? Like many sites with large, highly-detailed photos, give this one a few minutes to load the images after you click HERE.





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(Strong Language) If any of you golfers are ever confronted with THIS problem and you use the tip that is outlined in this video, make sure you remember to repair your ball mark. (0:54)





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Speaking of golf, many players feel that the Par 3 16th at the TPC Scottsdale course where the Waste Management Phoenix Open is held is the most exciting hole to watch. When Francesco Molinari made a hole-in-one last weekend one would have thought he was playing in a baseball or football stadium instead of a golf course. Watch THIS. (1:44)





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This is something special for the law enforcement officer. It was included in a short message I received from my brother-in-law earlier this week. He wrote:

“A friend of mine who calls himself Mr. Whimsy wrote the following ditty. It is very timely and worth sharing!”

You can choose to listen to “Mr. Whimsy” recite the poem by clicking HERE, or read it below, or read it while you follow along with his recitation.

Remember When Lawmen Were Heroes … They Still Are



There was a time … Remember when? … (I speak of yesteryear)
that Hi, Ho, Silver brought a thrill and “Hoppy” made us cheer.

The lawmen then were good guys, they all were tried and true.
And we pretended we were them in all that we would do.

The local “cop” was friend to all. We’d wave to him and smile.
Our mothers introduced us kids to officers worthwhile.

We’d seek them out if we were lost. They’d solve our problems too.
We slept so soundly ’cause of them…our heroes dressed in blue.

Well, they’re the same. It’s we who’ve changed. They still serve and protect.
What they need now from all of us is old fashioned respect.

And, though life’s not as simple now, we each can do our part…
Appreciating that they’re there is surely a good start.

Yes, we can show them that we care, if you and I just save
a smile for every officer accompanied by a wave.

For smiles are quite contagious. And waves aren’t hard to give.
Combined they’ll make a difference in how we think and live.

Author: Marc Frederic (aka Mr. Whimsy)
<www.worldofwhimsy.com>



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Listen and listen good, Pilgrim. There are some videos on the Internet that we never tire of. And to make our point, we chose to close the Farsider with THIS one. If you can’t I.D. virtually everyone who has a singing role in it, you were probably born after the 1963 JFK assassination. (2:24)




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Cheers!


PIC OF THE WEEK



THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 2/5/15

Additions and changes since the last published update (alphabetical by last name):

Hector Gutierrez — Added
John Vanek — Added
Paul Woo — Added

To receive the email address of anyone on the list -- or to receive the roster with all of the email addresses -- send your request to <bilmat@comcast.net>.

Abram, Fred & Connie
Adams, Gene
Ady, Bruce
Agerbeek, Bob
Agerbeek, Rudy
Aguilar, David
Aguirre, Jim
Albericci, Jerry
Alberts, Dick
Alcantar, Ernie
Alfano, Phil
Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cynthia
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
Anders, Alberta
Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bacigalupi, Dave
Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barrera, Ray
Barranco, Rich
Barshay, Marc
Bartels, Don
Bartholomew, Dave
Bartoldo, Tom
Basilio, Les
Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
Bayer, Lance
Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
Beattie, George
Becerra, Manny
Beck, Brian
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
Boes, Judith
Boggess, Eileen
Boggess, Mike
Bonetti, Jon
Bosco, Al
Botar, Rick
Bowen, Gordy
Bowman, Mike
Boyd, Pat
Boyles, John
Bradshaw, Bob
Brahm, Bob
Bray, Mary Ellen
Brewer, Tom
Brickell, Dave
Bridgen, Dave
Brightwell, Larry
Brocato, Dom
Brockman, Joe
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Corinne
Bulygo, Mary
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carter, Ernie
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chevalier, Brian
Chavez, Ruben
Chewey, Bob
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Contreras, Dolores
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Costa, Mike
Cossey, Kent
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Rich
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Bob
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Ross
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Frazier, Rich
Frechette, Dick
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
Gardner, Paul
Garner, Ralph
Gaumont, Ron
Geary, Heide
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
Goates, Ron
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Gonzalez, Frank
Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Gutierrez, Hector
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Ernie
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Long (Huntwork), Eunice
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
Lyons, TB
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marini, Ed
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Laura
Miller, Rollie
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Don Moore
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Ng, Dr. Jonathan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Niquette, Paul
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
North, Jim
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parlee, May
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Petersen, Bruce
Peterson, Bob
Phelan, Bill
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Pitts, Ken
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Propst, Anamarie
Puckett, Bill
Punneo, Norm
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Joe
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Rose, Wendell
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Russ
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salerno, Paul
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thomas, Dick
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, Gil
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Dick
Tyler, Diana
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Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
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Vanek, John
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
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Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
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Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
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Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Lee
WIlson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Winters, Pres
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
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