The Farsider

July 9, 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.

 


 

PENSION NEWS

Nothing new.



POA UPDATES

New Vanguard Now Available



The July 2015 eVanguard is now online. Hard copies of the magazine are in
the mail and will be arriving soon. Click HERE to view the electronic version.



THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

Nothing to see here; move along please...

 

PBA's ANNUAL BBQ MEETING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

POA Hall
Wednesday, July 15th
5:00 p.m.

Next Wednesday's (July 15th) PBA meeting will feature its once-a-year barbecue extravaganza. Hors d'oeuvres and snacks will precede the lavish dinner which will be comprised of huge New York Steaks prepared on the grill by Lee Wilson, Jim Polmanteer and Terry Handforth. The dinner will also include a pot of Lumpy’s delicious Road-Kill Chili with an added feature (see the * below), toasty Garlic Bread and a huge bowl of Lumpy’s Ensalada Grande. And a special dessert from current Cake Boss Joe Wicker will follow the feast while Sgt. at Arms Bob Moir will see to it that a full array of spirits along with a variety of beer and wine will be available at the bar, including some single-malt sipping Scotch for the discriminating aficionado.

PBA members are invited to bring their appetites and enjoy this annual event, but no guests. Remember, this is for members only. Any member who shows up with someone in tow who isn't a PBA member will be turned away.

* Toothpicks will be included with the added feature to Lumpy’s Road-Kill Chili in case some of the moose hair gets lodged in your teeth.


 

MAIL CALL


The following was addressed to Steve D’Arcy who sent in last week’s message about his son who flies B-52s, and us…

July 2nd

Hi Steve (and Bill),

Don't know if you (Steve) remember my late husband, Ron Townsend, Disp 190 1970-2001), but he spent a 6 month Arc Light TDY assignment in Utapao Thailand (’68-'69) loading those bombs on B-52s. He would have found the article quite interesting.

I have pictures of him on the "jammer" that puts the bombs on the racks that went into and onto the planes. He was good at it and earned the nickname Ronald Ram Jet.

Thank you for sharing the article.

Vicki Townsend <aalagramma@yahoo.com>

 

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July 2nd

Wild Bill,

I read with interest the article in the Farsider about the Palo Alto cops enjoying lemonade and snow cones at stands run by young business owners. I had to wonder, though, if they got the goodies for half price?

Mean Dean (Janavice) <djanavice@comporium.net>

My guess is no, Dean, unless they were veteran San Jose cops who left the SJPD for the higher pay and bennies of the other Santa Clara Co. law enforcement agencies, including the PAPD. For them, long-learned habits are hard to break.

 

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July 2nd

Bill,

I saw this last night on Fox News. Unbelievable.

Dave Walker <davethreewits@sbcglobal.net>

In essence, Oregon’s Gresham-Barlow school district spends $100,000 each year on a white-privilege conference that teaches its faculty that they are racist and should therefore blame themselves for student misbehavior.

June 21st

White Privilege Conference Costs School District $100K Yearly



As seen on Fox and Friends Weekend

A school district in Oregon has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to send staff to a training conference aimed at labeling white privilege as oppressive.

The week-long "Coaching for Educational Equity" conference is mandatory for all administrators and optional for teachers in the Gresham-Barlow School District in Gresham, Ore. It costs taxpayers approximately $100,000 annually.

Gresham-Barlow school board member Dan Chriestenson said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that he wants to get past the color of a student's skin and do what's best for his or her future.

"During this conference, they are taught that, essentially, all white people are racist and all students of color live in a white supremacist culture. And therefore, their very best efforts will never, ever be good enough to achieve their dreams," Chriestenson said. "That's probably the thing that bothers me most is the hopelessness that this puts on our students of color."

Chriestenson said that this causes teachers and administrators to view students through the prism of skin color, as opposed to what they need to succeed.

"It's just so striking to me how passive parents are in the face of this kind of evil, because I think that's what it is," Tucker Carlson remarked.

I saw the report too, Dave, but considering how the country is changing, I find the story very believable. Readers who would like to read more about this can click on THIS National Review link

 

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July 2nd

Bill,

Funny timing on the story from D'Arcy in which the acronym BUFF is referred to. I just wrote a story, as related to me by another helicopter pilot, for the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association magazine "The Aviator." Thought you might be interested in it since we also refer to the BUFF.
 
Russell
(Jones) <rjones1502@yahoo.com>

Excellent story, Russ. Certainly good enough to share with the readers of the Farsider…

Buffy

By VHPA member Gary Gamble
As told to VHPA member Russell Jones

It was 1971, my 12th year with the US Air Force. I was a Major and had 3000 hours in fixed wing aircraft—1000 hours in B-47s, and nearly 2000 hours in B-52s that included 24 combat missions. In the Air Force’s infinite wisdom, I had been through rotary wing transition and was now flying HH-53s, the Jolly Green. Assigned to the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, we were based out of NKP (Nakhon Phanom, Thailand). Major Fred Hartstein and myself were aircraft commanders, and we often flew two-aircraft missions together—search and recovery of downed airmen in Laos and North Vietnam.

HH-53 of the 40th AARS that participated in the
SonTay raid, on display at the USAF National Museum.

HH-53 of the 40th AARS that participated in the Son Tay Raid, on display at, and photo credit to, the USAF National Museum

Two new pilots had just reported in to our unit: Captain Dale Stovall and Captain David Pannabecker. They both had time in C-141s before the Air Force decided to put them through helicopter flight school. I gave them a brief tour that started with the Officers’ quarters.

“And by the way,” I said to the two new pilots as we neared the end of the tour, “you’ll both have shared duties as the BCO.”

Cpts. Stovall and Pannabecker looked at each other for an answer to the unasked question, “the BCO?” Pannabecker, with thinning hair on top but a full mustache, tried to maintain his military bearing and said nothing. Stovall, on the other hand, with a full head of thick red hair and a happy-go-lucky air about him, turned back toward me as a smile spread across his face, “Okay, Major Gamble, what’s the BCO?”

I stepped out of the building and waved for the two new pilots to follow.  We didn’t have far to walk before we came to a large cage containing our mascot, a young Sun Bear. They are native to the jungles of South East Asia and we had purchased him in town for $100..

“Captain,” I said as I threw my arm around Stovall, “you have the distinction of being the very first Bear Control Officer. Pannabecker here will be your assistant.” Both Stovall and Pannabecker started laughing.

“Captains,” I said as I opened the cage door and picked up the bear in my arms, “meet Buffy.”

 

Photo credit: Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Stovall and Pannabecker laughed harder, as they understood the naming of the bear. The Air Force nickname for B-52s is BUF— Big, Ugly, Fellow, or something like that. The nickname for the HH-53 was BUFF— Big, Ugly, Fat…Fellow.  Gritty language often peppers the military environment, so the reader may have already figured out that Fellow was sometimes substituted with a saltier term.


“As BCOs,” I explained, “your duties will be the care, feeding, bathing, and exercising of Buffy. Any questions?”

They had no questions, cuddled with Buffy, settled in to their quarters, and both were soon flying missions.

And it doesn’t take long, especially flying in combat, for someone to do something that merits special attention. We were returning to NKP from a TDY assignment in Ubon, Thailand, flying over western Laos with Major Hartstein in lead and my aircraft trailing. The flight was boring, we were over territory not subject to enemy contact, the pararescue men (PJs) were dozing off on the seats, and we were at 1500 feet AGL, high enough to avoid small arms fire. (As a former B-52 pilot, however, 1500 feet was low level as far as I was concerned).

Suddenly Hartstein’s HH-53 dropped altitude as he cried out over the radio, “Taking fire, taking fire.”

My pucker factor went on high, and I immediately dropped collective and began juking left and right as I descended, following Hartstein down to tree top level. Hartstein continued evasive maneuvers, and I followed as we flew “real” low level, through the treetops, bobbing and weaving across the river back into Thailand. My crew and I never heard any gunfire. Hartstein reported everything was “in the green,” so we continued to NKP.

Back at the base, and upon inspection of Hartstein’s HH-53, it was found to have indeed taken a round—except the hole on the exterior of his helicopter was an exit round. Apparently one of Hartstein’s pararescue specialists had fallen asleep and somehow, while rolling over on the stretcher, accidentally fired off a round. Not aware of what he had done, he too thought it was enemy fire—until presented with the evidence.

The pararescue crew member received plenty of attention from his fellow PJs—Major Hartstein, on the other hand, was the aircraft commander. He was ultimately responsible for his and his crew members actions. So, for his personal courage and bravery under fire, his fearlessness, his willingness to disregard his personal safety and carry on with the flight, we presented him with his own personal titanium seat and gave him the honorary title of “old iron pants.”

On a more serious note, on 27 Mar 72, Pannabecker was aircraft commander in a Jolly, flying second ship, into Cambodia on an escort mission. Upon locating the aircraft to be escorted, the lead Jolly radioed, “Tally ho,” the signal that he had visual contact. When there was no response from Pannabecker, the lead aircraft made a 180 turn, only to see a column of black smoke rising from the dense jungle 5 miles behind. The lead Jolly flew back and lowered his PJ team into the area, but the heat from the wreckage prevented them from approaching the site. Several hours later a second attempt to recover remains was unsuccessful due to hostile forces in the area, and Captain Pannabecker and his crew were later declared KIA/BNR. We never knew, and they probably never knew, what hit them.  
 
In May of 1972, a weapons control officer by the name of Roger Locher successfully ejected from a crippled F-4 and landed only 40 miles from downtown Hanoi. He evaded capture for over 22 days before he could make radio contact with an F-4 on a mission over Hanoi. On June 1, Captain Stovall attempted a rescue but was forced back by ground fire, surface-to-air missiles, and two MIGs. On June 2, the commanding officer of the 7th Air Force, General John Vogt, cancelled all bombing missions for North Vietnam and sent a task force of 114 aircraft—F-4s, EB-66s, A-1Es, F-105s, including Captain Stovall in his Jolly, to retrieve Locher. “We shut down the war to go get Locher,” Stovall later said. When Stovall finally pulled Locher aboard his Jolly, they were only 60 miles from Hanoi. It was the deepest rescue inside North Vietnam during the war. No aircraft were lost during the rescue. For his actions that day, Captain Stovall was awarded the Air Force Cross.

Stovall, who retired in 1993 as a Brigadier General, must also be remembered for his dedication to his duties as BCO. In 1975 he flew back to Thailand on his own dime and brought Buffy back to the US where he placed him in the St. Louis Zoo to live out the rest of his life. Stovall was therefore the first, and last, official Bear Control Officer for the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron.
 

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Mike Thompson didn’t author this, but he felt it was worthy of publication…

July 2nd

The Story of My Gun

(Alternate title: Those Damn Spoons)

Today I placed my S&W .357 Revolver on the table right next to my front door. I left 6 cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.

After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn't moved itself outside. It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had presented to do so.

In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself.

Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World. But if you take out just 4 cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom in the entire world for Murders. These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the U.S., and all 4 of these cities are controlled by Democrats. It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data, right?

Well, I'm off to check on my spoons​. ​I hear they're making people fat.

 

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July 2nd

Hi Bill,

Saw an interesting comment from you in (last) week's issue that you were stationed at Davis Monthan in Tucson from ’64 to ’68, so we sort of crossed paths. I got my wings at Craig AFB in Feb. 67, then from March 67 to Oct 67 I was at DM going through F4 Phantom combat training before being sent to the far east.  Tucson was not that bad a place; good steaks at the Pinnacle Peak restaurant.

Rich (Geiger) <richg2524@yahoo.com>

Small world, eh? While DM was a SAC base (for housekeeping purposes) back in the '60s, the largest group on the base was the 4453rd CCTW that ran guys like you through F-4 combat training. It fell under the umbrella of the Tactical Air Command (TAC). We also had a SAC squadron that trained U-2 pilots. And there was, of course, the graveyard that was home to outdated aircraft and probably two or three rattlesnake residents for every plane.

 

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July 6th

Hey Bill,

Now that same sex weddings are lawful in all 57 states (oops, sorry, make that 50, I had Obama on the mind), it’s possible that some of your readers will be invited to one and not be aware of the proper protocol. This video by Key and Peele should answer any questions or concerns people have. (If you choose not to print this I’ll understand.)

Sign me “Red State” <RedState@comcast.net>

Are you a friend of Talking Points by chance, or ARE YOU Talking Points who has a new or additional email address? You guys sound similar. Whatever the case, it wasn’t that long ago that the video you sent in would trouble some people, but with the polls showing that over 60 percent of the populace approves of same sex weddings, I going to go ahead and include your missive and the clip in the newsletter as it does have some redeeming (as in humorous) value. Those who are offended by the topic are free to skip this and move on.



To view the Key and Peele video about gay weddings, click HERE

 
 

ARE YOU AN AMAZON.COM SHOPPER?

Do you shop online at Amazon.com? If you do, are you aware that the San Jose Police Chaplaincy can receive a percentage of all eligible purchases you make at no additional cost to you? True. It makes no difference if you are an Amazon Regular member or a Prime member, all you need is to have an Amazon account and change your bookmarked link from Amazon.com to Smile.Amazon.com. Nothing else changes in terms of cost, shipping speed or benefits you receive by having a Prime membership.

To designate the San Jose Police Chaplaincy — or any of a nearly million other charitable organizations — click on this link <https://smile.amazon.com/about>. The page will tell you all you need to know about Amazon Smile. To participate in the program, simply click on the “Get Started” button at the top of the page.

After you designate a charitable organization, you will see it listed at the top of the page every time you log in to Smile.Amazon.com.

Thanks to Karen Hildebrandt for bringing this to our attention on Facebook.


 

COULD THE STEINLE MURDER HAVE HAPPENED HERE?

Keeping in mind that San Jose, like San Francisco, is also a “sanctuary city,” and that the Sheriff's Dept. follows a procedure similar to that of the San Francisco S/O, could five-time deportee Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez have been released from the Santa Clara County Jail under the same circumstances? Moreover, does Herhold have it right in regard to Kathryn's murder? This is from today’s paper…

Four Points of Concern in Tragedy

By Scott Herhold <sherhold@mercurynews.com>



Mercury News — July 9, 2015

It is the saddest of stories: A lovely 32-year-old-woman, a native of Pleasanton, is walking with her father on scenic Pier 14, a place to soak in the San Francisco waterfront. Suddenly a bullet pierces her aorta, and even her pleas to her father — “Dad, please help me” — can’t save her.

It is no wonder that the killing of Kathryn Steinle has started a firestorm of debate. As many people see it, the man accused of her murder, five-time deportee Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, should never have been on Pier 14. He should have been turned over to immigration authorities by the Sheriff’s Department in April — and then deported.

Before the house burns down completely, however, we should control the flames. Here are four things that need to be kept in mind:

A. Donald Trump is just as big a jerk as he always was. He is not the only person who has talked about fortifying our borders. And he is profoundly wrong about the vast majority of immigrants, even illegal immigrants: They are hardworking people, not criminals or drug runners.

Trump nevertheless represents an angry populist strain in American thinking, and it’s unwise to ignore him completely. In this reactionary stab of outrage, Kathryn Steinle is a symbol of everything threatened by immigration.

B. Nobody should believe Sanchez’s story about the gun. The accused man described the shooting as an accident, saying he found a gun wrapped in a T-shirt. “So I picked it up and … it started to fire on its own,” he told KGO TV. “Suddenly, I heard that boom-boom, three times.”

No. That is not the way it happened. The gun did not fire on its own. Someone pulled the trigger. But it is significant that Sanchez has apologized to the family. It indicates that he knows this was no accident.

C. It’s unwise — no, just plain dumb — to advertise yourself as a sanctuary city. Unhappy with the ham handed techniques of immigration authorities, a number of cities, including San Francisco and Berkeley, declared themselves sanctuary cities. Bad marketing: The name can be an unwelcome magnet to bad guys. Sanchez told KGO that he kept returning to San Francisco because he knew he was unlikely to be pursued by authorities.

D. Even a different policy might not have saved Steinle. But some changes are needed. It’s worth remembering that even if Sanchez had been turned over to immigration authorities and deported, he might have found his way back to Pier 14. He clearly had done it before.

As strange as it sounds, striking the right balance can sometimes be done without the benefit of council members or supervisors. It’s possible to be liberal on immigration but still leave authorities the room to hold the most violent customers for ICE. (It’s uncertain whether Sanchez would have qualified under that standard.) Santa Clara County, whose policy from the Board of Supervisors has discouraged holds, needs to move in that direction. Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern has taken a few steps forward, agreeing to cooperate with formal requests from ICE for advance notice. San Francisco should follow.


 

BALTIMORE POLICE COMMISSIONER ANTHONY BATTS GETS THE BOOT

—Did the SJPD dodge a bullet?—

This is how PoliceOne.com reported on the firing of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who was considered for the job of San Jose’s Police Chief back in 2011…

Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Amid Homicide Rise



A Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 file photo shows
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
at Girard College in Philadelphia

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city's police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicides weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service — and praised the job he had done — but said growing criticism of his leadership had become a "distraction" that was preventing the city from moving ahead.

Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who has only been with the department since January, will serve as interim commissioner, Rawlings-Blake said.

"We need a change," the mayor told a news conference, which was attended by Davis by her side. "This was not an easy decision but it is one that is in the best interest of Baltimore. The people of Baltimore deserve better and we're going to get better."

The firing comes 2 1/2 months after the city broke out into riots following the death of Freddie Gray, who died in April of injuries he received in police custody. Six police officers have been criminally charged in Gray's death.

After the violence, arrests in the city plummeted and homicides spiked. On Tuesday night, gunmen jumped out of two vans and fired at a group of people a few blocks from an urban university campus, killing three people. A fourth person sought treatment for a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was in stable condition.

Police said Wednesday that the shooting wasn't random, but no arrests have been made.

"As we have seen in recent weeks, too many continue to die on our streets, including three just last night and one earlier today," Rawlings-Blake said. Referring to Batts, she said that "recent events proved that his being here was a distraction."

"A key goal of my administration is making Baltimore a safer place. We cannot continue to debate the leadership of the department. We cannot continue to have the level of violence we've seen in recent weeks in this city. We have made progress; I don't want to lose that progress."

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who
gave the protestors a green light to riot. (Photo
and caption added by the Farsider.)

On Tuesday, the police department announced that an outside organization will review the department's response to the civil unrest that followed Gray's death. Most of the unrest took place on April 27, prompted by Gray's death on April 19.

In the meantime, the U.S. Justice Department is conducting a civil rights review of the department, and the Baltimore police union released its own scathing post-mortem report Tuesday.

Batts and other top brass instructed officers not to engage with rioters and to allow looting and destruction to occur, according to the report from the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3. The report also says officers were told not to wear protective gear, and to request permission from the department's legal section before making arrests.

"Officers stated they lacked basic riot equipment, training and leadership," union president Kevin Ryan said in the report. "The officers repeatedly expressed concern that the passive response of the Baltimore police commanders to the civil unrest allowed the disorder to grow into full-scale rioting. The riots were preventable."

Following Batts' firing Wednesday, the union issued a statement reiterating the report's concerns but also expressing hope for the future.

"We look forward to working with Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis to unite the Baltimore Police Department and move both our department and city forward," it said.

The mayor said that in addition to reducing crime, Davis would "bring accountability to police, hold officers who act out of line accountable for their actions."

In his own remarks to the news conference, Davis said his goals would also include improving the relationship with the officers who work for him. "A relationship must exist with the rank and file," he said. "I will walk with them and serve with them and be with them every step of the way."

Davis was previously chief of police in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and assistant chief in Prince George's County, Maryland. He joined the Prince George's department in 1992 and worked his way up the ranks.

He led the Anne Arundel department for a year and half, coming in after political scandals involving a county executive and a police chief. Davis resigned from the Anne Arundel department in December after the election of a new county executive.

Rawlings-Blake appointed Batts as police commissioner in September 2012.

His contract with the city paid him $190,000 and was to run through June 2020. It includes a provision for a severance payment equal to his annual salary if he is terminated without cause.

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To repeat: Did the SJPD dodge a bullet? This is a timeline going back to 2011 when Batts was the Oakland Police Chief and being considered for the top post in San Jose. In hindsight, many would say San Jose was extremely fortunate that then-City Manager Debra Figone chose Chris Moore for the job over Batts. This timeline is from the San Jose Inside/Metro, a local newspaper that deals almost exclusively with San Jose politics…

Jan. 17, 2011
Police Chief Search Down to 2 Candidates

It looks to be a two-man race in determining who will be the next chief of police in San Jose. Reports state City Manager Debra Figone will make her decision by early February, and the final candidates appear to be acting police chief Christopher Moore and Oakland’s current chief of police, Anthony Batts. Read more.

Jan. 20, 2011
Is Anthony Batts Coming to San Jose to Escape Trouble in Oakland?

Anthony Batts has only been the Oakland police chief for a year, which has prompted speculation as to why he is interested in coming to fill San Jose’s open position in the midst of a three-year contract he just signed. A report by Ali Winston, a producer for KALW Radio in Oakland, suggests Batts might want to come here because Oakland faces a real threat of having its police department placed under federal receivership. Read more.

Jan. 27, 2011
Report: City Manager Selects Moore to be Police Chief

In a move that could come as a surprise to many, the Mercury News reports that San Jose City Manager Debra Figone has decided to stay in-house and make Christopher Moore the permanent chief of police. Read more.

Jan. 28, 2011
Police Selection Causes Mixed Reaction

With word that Chris Moore will shed the interim tag to become the permanent chief of police in San Jose—he was reportedly selected by City Manager Debra Figone over Oakland chief Anthony Batts—reactions are as varied as they are passionate. Read more.

Oct. 13, 2011
Former SJ Police Chief Candidate Resigns

Some people said it was only a matter of time until Anthony Batts would leave his post as Oakland’s chief of police following his public and unsuccessful bid to become the head of the San Jose Police Department. Those people were right. Earlier this week, Batts offered the city of Oakland his resignation. Read more.


 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

July 1st

Almost all of the late night talk show hosts are on summer break. The only exceptions were Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted their final pre-summer break show on July 1st. All of the shows currently airing are repeats. If you want to review the Late Nite Jokes Archive dating all the way back to 2009, click HERE.

Macy's has severed ties with Donald Trump and no longer will carry his men's wear collection. From now on, men who want to look like Donald Trump will have to hunt and kill their own hair piece.

A leading Native-American activist is being accused of not being Native American at all. Yeah, another one of those. Authorities grew suspicious after the woman said her tribal name is "Listens to Josh Groban."

A newly released email reveals that Hillary Clinton said to a co-worker, "I heard on the radio there's a cabinet meeting. Can I go?" In another email she said she found out about the debt ceiling from Smooth Jazz 94.7.

Last night for the first time in 24 years Jupiter and Venus appeared almost on top of each other. So the gay marriage ruling is having more of an impact than we thought.

The state of Oregon today became the fourth state to legalize recreational marijuana. At long last the people of Oregon can do exactly what they've been doing all along anyway.

In Oregon you can have up to eight ounces of pot in your home. Let's be honest. Most guys in Portland have that much pot in their beards.

It's hard to believe it was legal to get gay married in Alabama before it was legal to smoke a joint in Oregon, isn't it?

So many people have jumped the White House fence recently that the Secret Service is putting metal spikes on it. This is the latest in security technology — from 1325. It's impenetrable, unless you use a ladder. We're now protecting the president's life the same way we keep pigeons from sitting on ATMs.


 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE



Click HERE for the most current update.

 

 




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We’re starting off with this high-definition contribution from Don Hale of various isolated regions of the planet and its wildlife because it includes the most beautiful video images and accompanying musical soundtrack that has ever been featured in the Farsider. Click HERE, sit back and enjoy. (6:45)




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From the Dept. of Great Ideas comes this new DEVICE that protects police canines from accidentally being left behind in a hot patrol car. (1:20)


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We find it interesting how a soundtrack from "2001: A Space Odyssey" and some slow-motion video effects can graphically tell you that a baby has done the dirty deed. Check out THIS Pampers ad. (1:15)


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So what do you get when you strap a GoPro video camera to the back of a sea turtle swimming along the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia? The answer is THIS. (3:54)




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As innovative commercials go, THIS one from Thailand ranks right up there. It’s one of those ads where you don’t know what’s being pitched until the very end. (0:53)




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Could this kitty be looking for a home? Mistake Iwago is a prominent Japanese wildlife photographer and has been working on a project involving stray cats he has encountered around the world. In the middle of filming one segment, a tiny stray kitten approached him. WATCH what happened next. (1:38)




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Don’t let it be said you don’t learn a lot by being a Farsider subscriber. THIS week you get to see a Baby Anteater trying its best to learn to walk. (0:44)




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Raise your hands if you have ever wondered what would happen if you placed a can of ravioli in a bed of flowing 2000-degree lava? A little higher, please.

Right on! Thanks! Tom Macris and I were worried that the THOUGHT was something unique to us. (1:58)




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Could California’s high-speed rail service from Northern to Southern California ever look like this video received from Alice Murphy? We can answer THAT question: To put it bluntly, not a freakin’ chance. (1:38)




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If you are among the small handful of people who haven’t yet seen the devastating wreck in the final lap of last Sunday’s NASCAR race at Daytona — or you want to see some replays of the mishap — look no further. (3:45)




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Bored and looking for some fun? Ken Hawkes is seeking some friends to join him on this cruise along the Somali coast in search of pirates so he can get a group rate. If you like what you see in THIS video and want to join in the fun, drop a dime on Ken. (4:25)


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If you want to see what the remains of civilization would look like 30 years after the apocalypse, click HERE and watch this interesting video that was posted on the Internet about a week ago. (8:14)




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If you watch O’Reilly and think that the Watters World segment is contrived, have a look at THIS. It should give you an indication of how much trouble the U.S. is really in. (3:07)




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Here is the latest News I.Q. test from the Pew Research Center


 

It shows results in a number of ways. Unfortunately, it indicates that a large percentage of Americans know very little about what's going on. There are no tricks here — just a simple test to see if you are current on your information. Test your knowledge with the challenge of 12 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did. If you get less than half correct, please cancel your voter registration — or start paying attention to what’s going on around you.  

Click HERE to test your News I.Q.   

 

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If you took the Pew Research Center quiz above on current news events and didn’t do well, here’s your chance for redemption because THIS is an easy one about our country.



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Leave it to the ingenuity of the German farmer to find a UNIQUE way to bail and transport hay at harvest time. (0:41)




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“9-1-1, what’s your emergency?”

“I’ve been shot.”

“What’s your location?”

“I’m in the backyard of my house at 245 Orchid Street.”

“I’ll get an ambulance and the police on the way. Did you see the person who shot you?”

“It wasn’t a person.”

“Not a person?”

“I was doing some gardening in the backyard and I was shot in the back by a plant.”

For an explanation, have a look at THIS Smithsonian Channel video sent in by Alice Murphy. (1:53)




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Those of you who are into outdoor activities such camping and/or collecting survival equipment or emergency gear for the trunk of your car might be interested in this Chinese shovel that is similar in usefulness to a Swiss Army Knife. It was designed by Chinese engineers and looks like an amazingly useful tool. Have a look at THIS video. (8:33)

If you feel this is a must have, Amazon has it along with other variations. Just go to Amazon.com and search for “Chinese Military Shovel.”

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On the surface, this doesn’t seem like a bad idea for people who live in earthquake country, like us and the Japanese. But even such a feature, I for one would NOT want to be in a stuck elevator with a dozen other people who had just left an all-you-can-eat buffet. Just sayin’.




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Speaking of earthquakes, look how calm THIS American mother is as she tries to comfort her 4-year-old child in a restaurant in Sendai, Japan during a 9.0 earthquake. The video was captured by her 15-year-old son. Also note how long the quake lasted. Had I been there, I would surely have needed the elevator item featured in the entry above. (1:22)




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Bob Moir invites you to click HERE if you would like to take a nostalgic road trip back in time and sneak a peek at some of America’s gas stations from yesteryear.




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We are doubtful there is any substance to the rumor that retired Motor Sgt. Bob Kosovilka taught THIS guy everything he knows about motorcycle stunt riding, but stranger things have been known to happen. (4:17)




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What’s the big deal with THIS clip of Vittorio Brumotti of Italy showing off his cycling skills? All my buddies I hung with when I was 12 could ride a bike as good as him. We just didn’t have a video camera to record our stunts back in the ’50s so we could prove it. (4:38)




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This clip also is about cycling, but instead of featuring jaw-dropping stunts, THIS one is more inspirational. Professional mountain biker Martyn Ashton suffered a life-changing injury in 2013 when a fall left him permanently paralyzed from the waist down, ending his world-record cyclist’s career. Being paralyzed came with countless struggles, but Martyn's cheery outlook on life helped see him through. Two years later, with the help of his buddies, he successfully mounted his bike and took off down a mountainous trail. (4:46)




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This may look like a stunt from a James Bond movie, but THAT'S 43-year-old daredevil and speed flyer Arnaud Longobardi actually parachuting into a moving cable car in the French Alps. (0:55)




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Speaking of crazy stunts by crazy people, click HERE and watch 29-year-old Uli Emanuele fly through a narrow slit in a rock face in his wingsuit at 120 mph in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. The clip was posted on YouTube last week. (2:43)




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This item lends credence to the cliché that the difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys. This is a five-part series of a large-scale model aircraft show that took place in the U.K. that features RC biplanes from the World War I era up through today’s fighters and passenger jets, some of which are huge. Included in the videos are multi-plane dogfights, bombing runs with miniature explosions and even simulated anti-aircraft fire. Below are links to all five parts of the show.



To watch Part 1, click HERE. (15:16)



Click HERE to watch Part 2 (17:26)



To watch Part 3, click HERE (14:56)



Click HERE to watch Part 4 (16:59)



To watch the last (Part 5) installment, click HERE (16:51)


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The Last Fighter Pilot of World War II

The gentleman pictured below is 91-year-old Jerry Yellin from Fairfield, Iowa. He escorted B-29s in his P-51 Mustang from Iwo Jima during the bombing missions over Japan in 1945. We highly recommend this interview if you have an interest in military aviation and/or WWII. THIS link received from Doug Bergtholdt will take you to the former captain's interview that was filmed on the island of Iwo Jima during its 70th anniversary earlier this year. (5:03)




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Looking for some toe-tapping fun? Check out THIS performance by “Celtic Thunder,” which is arguably Ireland’s most popular singing group, along with “Celtic Women.” The song — “A Place in the Choir" — is from the group's DVD and CD titled “Heritage.” (4:13)




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For this week’s closer, Bert Kelsey invites you to WATCH this moving Texas Country Reporter segment titled “Portrait of a Warrior.” (7:31)




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C’ya


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