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PBA Officers Dave Wysuph, Steve Windisch, Lumpy Lundberg, Bob Moir and the Farsider Webmaster Leroy Pyle went trick or treating last night as a group and chose the wrong house. Click on the link below to see what happened…
PBA members are reminded that November's general membership dinner meeting will be held on the 'second' Wednesday of the month instead of the third Wednesday. This means that the meeting will get underway on Nov. 14th, which is a week from this coming Wednesday. It will be the final meeting of the year since the PBA does not meet in December.
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THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD
At $15 an Hour, Homeless Help Clean Up S.J.
—New plan will focus on picking up trash and debris at more than forty ‘hotspots’—
By Emily DeRuy <email@example.com>
Mercury News — Oct. 26, 2018
San Jose is home to some beautiful architecture and brilliant art but also to freeway on-ramps and creek embankments that are littered with ugly trash and debris.
Now, the city is launching a new effort to clean up dirty parts of town, and it’ll help dozens of homeless people get back on their feet at the same time.
Starting in November, San Jose will pay more than 25 homeless residents at least $15 an hour to pick up trash at more than 40 “hotspots” around the city.
“We are working to transform lives,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said during a press conference at Downtown Streets Team’s San Jose office Thursday morning to announce the new program.
The organization, which works to end homelessness, and Goodwill will hire and manage the workers. Normandin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram offered steep discounts on two trucks to support the effort. The ultimate goal is to help participants transition into full-time employment.
A woman walks toward friends at a homeless
encampment next to Highway 101 and Interstate
280 in San Jose in February.
The litter hotspots identified stretch across the city, from Senter Road near Capitol Expressway to Willow Street under Highway 87 and Mabury Road near Interstate 680.
One of the hotspots that crews will patrol is around the Tully ballfields on Tully Road near Galveston Avenue, where Little League families have complained recently about an increasingly unsafe environment. A number of homeless people live near Coyote Creek, which runs alongside the ballfields, and the area is often strewn with litter.
Jonathan Fleming, president of the nearby Senter Monterey Neighborhood Association, said he’s “extremely excited” about the new program.
Fleming, who proposed a similar idea earlier this year as part of an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the City Council, said he believes the program will give participants a sense of purpose. And he’s hopeful workers who clear debris from the area can talk with residents of the nearby encampments and encourage them to help keep the area clean by gathering their trash together rather than allowing it to litter the ground.
“I’m very optimistic and hopeful that it will help,” Fleming said.
In addition to helping beautify San Jose and giving the city’s homeless residents an opportunity to work, Liccardo said the program is an effort to “change the narrative.”
Too often, people see trash on roadsides or creek embankments and place blame solely on homeless people, the mayor said, when “the fact is, it comes from many sources.”
Christine Gonzalez, a domestic violence victim who lost her home after battling a drug addiction and spending years couch surfing, completed an application to participate in the program. Gonzalez said she’s been volunteering with Downtown Streets Team for several years — and receiving gift cards for basic necessities in return— but appreciates the opportunity to earn a paycheck.
“You don’t realize how hard it is to get back on your feet,” Gonzalez said. “It will give back confidence and self-esteem.”
The program will initially be funded through a $200,000 litter abatement grant approved by the City Council earlier this year, but there’s no set end date and officials would like to see the program continue.
“We want to see this pilot be successful,” said Chris Richardson of Downtown Streets Team.
Trish Dorsey, vice president of mission services at Goodwill of Silicon Valley, said the program will create a supportive environment to help people transition back into working.
“Goodwill’s mission aligns perfectly with the mayor’s initiative by giving people a hand up versus a hand out,” Dorsey said.
Gerald Caison, who has also experienced homelessness, thinks the new program will help people build up a sense of integrity.
“What’s happening now,” Caison said, “it gives you hope.”
Contact Emily DeRuy at 408-920-5077.
Why people should vote for the Democrats is outlined in this campaign ad. Have a listen.
Lumpy (Lundberg) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
THIS is the link to the new Democrat ad received from Lumpy. In all fairness, we will accept and publish a similar Republican campaign ad for next week if one is received by next Wednesday
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This is directed to all sworn and non-sworn retirees who live in the areas of Lincoln, Roseville, Folsom and El Dorado.
We meet for breakfast on the first Saturday of the month for breakfast at the World Famous, Nationally Renowned and Regionally Acclaimed Sterling Cafe at 820 Sterling Pkwy #10, Lincoln, CA 95648. We eat, tell war stories, reminisce, lie and enjoy the company of those with whom we worked with for many years. Breakfast lasts about 1 1/2 hours. No RSVP is needed, just show up! Our next meeting is Saturday, Nov. 3rd. at 0900 hours.
P.S. Tommy Kennedy runs this gig - I'm just his secretary!
Craig Shuey #1459 <email@example.com>
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Health News: I'm so slow sometimes, but I just got onto C60 olive oil. Apparently it's been around for some years. Anyway, it's supposed to alleviate (cure) a lot of "old" age ailments: eyesight situations and liver kidney problems. Studies done on rats show they live 2/3 longer than their brother rats. Supposed to be great stuff; turns old cells new again. Good for everything. Check it out.
Thought others might be interested.
Dave (Scannell) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for the tip, Dave. But if I have a rat problem at home, the last thing I’m going to feed them is something that will extend their lives by two-thirds!
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Listen to this exchange between Trey Gowdy and Martha MacCallum about the Kavanaugh hearing and you will understand why my wife and I are big fans of his.
Talking Points <email@example.com>
It breaks my heart that Trey is getting out of politics when his term ends. I feel strongly that our government needs many more representatives just like him. I'd like to see him in the White House. Alas, it's not to be. (THIS is the video TP sent in.)
KEITH KELLEY CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE FLYER
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only running ticket reservation/sales for one month.
Retirees can use Eventbrite or mail their request and a check to:
116 Fox Avenue
San Jose CA 95110
EMERALD SOCIETY NEWS
KEEP THOSE GUNS HOLSTERED SAYS THE FLORIDA WANNABE GOVERNOR
FL Gubernatorial Candidate Says if Cops Draw Weapons, They've Gone 'Too Far'
By Tom Gannett — Blue Lives Matter — Oct. 28, 2018
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew
Gillum said police shouldn't need to draw their weapons.
Tallahassee, FL – An anti-police Florida gubernatorial candidate said he believed that if a police officer had to pull their duty weapon, they have gone too far.
Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum made the judgmental remarks during an INTERVIEW on Oct. 24 with the “Pod Save America” podcast, according to the WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.
He started by defending his record and arguing assertions that he is anti-police.
In an interesting messaging twist, instead of campaigning on support for law enforcement, Gillum’s platform has stressed that he is not an anti-police candidate.
"All this stuff that they say, I've got to let them know, anti-police? No. I'm for police accountability, but law enforcement society cannot work and, quite frankly, law enforcement cannot do its job if it does not have a trusting relationship with the community," Gillum said on the podcast.
Gillum is challenging U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) for the governor’s seat about to be vacated by Republican Rick Scott.
He said he believed police officers should be able to defuse most situations without force.
“At the time that a law enforcement official has to go to a weapon, to a gun, to a baton, to a Taser, then they have already had to go too far,” Gillum said. “By their very presence, by the very trust that they inspire in community and society, they are supposed to be able to bring most situations to heel.”
He said he is in favor of law enforcement "repairing the breach" and building an improved community relationship.
The Tallahassee mayor has been at the center of a controversy in recent weeks.
It turns out that while the city of Tallahassee was investigating corruption in 2016, Gillum accepted tickets to see Hamilton from an undercover agent from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to the WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.
FBI Special Agent Mike Miller, posing as a developer, bought the tickets and gifted them to Gillum through a lobbyist.
"Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 p.m.” former lobbyist Adam Corey texted to Gillum on Aug. 10, 2016.
"Awesome news about Hamilton," Gillum responded, according to the text records, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Gillum told those who asked that his brother had given him the tickets, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
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IT’S CALLED KARMA
LATEST: Anarchist Who Harassed Woman in Viral Video Gets Fired from Job
By Holly Matkin — Blue Lives Matter — Oct. 23, 2018
Wilson was fired from his job after a video of
him berating a 9/11 widow at a protest went viral.
Portland, OR – The anarchist seen in a viral video berating a woman, who said that she's a 9/11 widow, has been fired from his job due to his behavior.
The video was recorded on Oct. 13, when ANTIFA CLASHED WITH PROUD BOYS during a protest in downtown PORTLAND, the WILLAMETTE WEEK reported.
The video showed the woman as she stood on a street corner, facing away from a man in a black hooded sweatshirt.
After the video went viral, multiple news outlets identified the anarchist as Steve Wilson.
“Why you tryin’ to block me? I’m tryin’ to f--kin walk here,” he yelled at the back of her head.
The woman paused for a moment, then told him she was obeying the traffic signal.
“You’re a f--king snarky little f--king idiot… should shut the f--k up,” he snarled at her.
The woman smiled, then told him to “try something, b--ch.”
The antifa member said he wasn’t going to “punch” her like her husband or boyfriend would.
“I’m not like your cop boyfriend who’s gonna f--kin' knock you out, so don’t worry,” he said.
The woman then turned to face him, and pointed at her NYPD ball cap.
“My husband died in 9/11,” she said.
“Good for him – good!” the man retorted. “Your husband should probably f--king… rot in the grave.”
Another video clip showed Patriot Prayer and Proud Boy member Tusitala "Tiny" Toese confront Wilson, who then ran away (video below).
The OREGONIAN reported that they learned the identify of the woman and that they could not locate records confirming that she was a 9/11 widow.
Wilson was working as a specialist at Self Enhancement, Inc., a nonprofit organization that assists African-American youth, at the time of his vulgar tirade, The Oregonian reported.
He had held that position since 2015, according to the paper.
On Saturday, Self Enhancement, Inc. confirmed that Wilson is no longer working for the company.
“Steve Wilson is no longer an employee of SEI,” the organization said in a tweet. “His behavior does not represent the values of our organization nor the high expectations that we have for our employees.”
Wilson could not be reached for comment on Monday, The Oregonian reported.
Professional skateboarder Charlie Wilkins, who bears a resemblance to Wilson, was originally mistakenly identified as the man in the video immediately after it went viral, KGW reported.
Wilkins received a number of death threats and was harassed on social media until he fought back to clear his name.
“They’ve been writing things like, ‘we have friends who know where you hang out so you better watch your back,’” Wilkins said. Others had demanded that his sponsors fire him.
“People were being really vicious,” Wilkins’ wife, Victoria, told the Willamette Week. “I get it—what the guy [in the video] said was awful. It's an unfortunate resemblance, but people don't do their homework.”
Brandon Farley, who shot the now-viral video of Wilson accosting the widow, also defended Wilkins on social media.
“I do not want to ruin an innocent man’s life!” Farley wrote in a TWITTER post. “Stop this thoughtless tirade immediately! Get the facts! He’s not the guy in my videos. Keep searching or move on, please.”
Self Enhancement, Inc. was recently sued by one of its employees over allegations that staff members and supervisors had created a sexualized atmosphere that included inappropriate relationships with students, The Oregonian reported.
The organization has denied the allegations, but at least one high school has stopped working with the program while the allegations are being investigated.
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DR. FORD HAS NOTHING TO GAIN, OTHER THAN A MILLION DOLLARS
Real Clear Investigations is an investigative arm of Real Clear Politics, an organization that produces one of the many recognized polls in the country. We’re going to provide you with the first few of paragraphs of this story that was posted on the Real Clear Investigations website. Due to its length, however, you will need to click HERE to continue with the story.
In the interests of disclosure: The Media Bias/Fact Check website judged Real Clear Politics to be “slightly to moderately conservative.” Click HERE for more.
During the crucible of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, Democrats repeatedly asserted that Christine Blasey Ford had “nothing to gain” by coming forward with her explosive accusation of attempted rape against the Supreme Court nominee.
"You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said during her testimony last month. This sentiment was echoed by other Democrats, who presented it as evidence that Ford was telling the truth. "I want to thank you,” added California Sen. Kamala Harris, “because you clearly have nothing to gain for what you have done."
In fact, Ford stands to gain some $1 million and counting from national crowdfunding campaigns launched by friends and other supporters, while she is said to be fielding book offers.
The potential seven-figure windfall, which she says she intends to cash in on – while still asking donors for more money – has some questioning her motivation for accusing the conservative judge after 35 years of silence, and whether it goes beyond personal or even political justice. Others worry the largesse sets a dangerous precedent: Crowdfunding, which unlike political donations is unregulated, could be routinely used in the future as a bounty for providing political dirt on opponents.
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CARE TO GAZE INTO THE FUTURE?
We received this item from five different readers who, to our knowledge, do not exchange emails with one another. That tells us that this essay about future predictions is in the process of going viral.
Glimpse Into the Future…That's Already Here
October 15, 2018
By Tim Erschik*
was not authored by me. I was sent this article and it made me
think about what I've seen and what I have yet to see if my lifetime.
Auto repair shops will go away.
A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor. Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots. Your electric motor malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a Jiffy-auto wash, and your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and out comes your car with a new electric motor!
Gas stations will go away.
Parking meters will be replaced by meters that dispense electricity. Companies will install electrical recharging stations; in fact, they’ve already started. You can find them at select Dunkin Donuts locations and Whole Foods.
Most (the smart) major auto manufacturers have already designated money to start building new plants that only build electric cars.
Coal industries will go away.
Gasoline/oil companies will go away. Drilling for oil will stop. So say goodbye to OPEC!
Homes will produce and store more electrical energy during the day and then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users. Has anybody seen the Tesla roof?
A baby of today will only see personal cars in museums.
The FUTURE is approaching faster than most of us can handle.
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. Who would have thought of that ever happening? What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 5-10 years and, most people don't see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later, you would never take pictures on film again? With today’s smart phones, who even has a camera these days?
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.
Forget the book, “Future Shock,” welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Software has disrupted and will continue to disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
UBER is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world! Ask any taxi driver if they saw that coming.
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties. Ask Hilton Hotels if they saw that coming.
Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
In the USA, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM's Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for right now, the basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, (what a thought!) only omniscient specialists will remain. Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses.
Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.
Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars are already here. In the next 2 years, the entire industry will start to be disrupted. You won't want to own a car anymore as you will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it you will only pay for the driven distance and you can be productive while driving. The very young children of today will never get a driver's license and will never own a car. This will change our cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars. We can transform former parking spaces into parks.
1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide including distracted or drunk driving. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles; with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles. That will save a million lives plus worldwide each year.
Most traditional car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car companies will try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
Look at what Volvo is doing right now; no more internal combustion engines in their vehicles starting this year with the 2019 models, using all electric or hybrid only, with the intent of phasing out hybrid models.
Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla and so they should be. Look at all the companies offering all electric vehicles. That was unheard of, only a few years ago.
Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the costs will become cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.
Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move farther away to live in a more beautiful or affordable neighborhood.
Electric cars will become mainstream about 2030. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity. Cities will have much cleaner air as well. (Can we start in Los Angeles, please?)
Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean. Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact. And it’s just getting ramped up. Fossil energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue - technology will take care of that strategy.
Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it. It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any Disease. There are dozens of phone apps out there right now for health purposes.
WELCOME TO TOMORROW – it actually arrived a few years ago.
STORIES OF THE WEEK
A Lesson Learned
Received from Lumpy
The wedding ceremony came to the point where the minister asked if anyone had anything to say concerning the union of the bride and groom.
The moment of utter silence was broken when a beautiful young woman carrying a child stood up. She starts walking slowly towards the minister.
The congregation was aghast; you could almost hear a pin drop.
The groom's jaw dropped as he stared in disbelief at the approaching young woman and child.
The bride threw the bouquet into the air and burst out crying.
Then the groom's mother fainted.
The best men started giving each other looks and wondering how to save the situation.
The minister asked the woman, "Can you tell us, why you came forward? What do you have to say?"
There was absolute silence in the church.
The woman replied, "We can't hear you in the back."
And that illustrates what happens when people are considered guilty until proven innocent.
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The Story of the Curtain Rods
From the Archives
On the first day, she sadly packed
her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.
On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.
On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table. By candle light, she put on some soft background music and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a chilled bottle of Chardonnay.
When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the curtain rods.
She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.
On the fourth day, the husband came back with his new girlfriend, and at first, all was bliss.
Then, slowly, the house began to smell.
They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place.
Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned.
Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days. In the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked. People stopped coming over to visit.
Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit.
Finally, they couldn't take the stench any longer and decided they had to move. But a month later — even though they'd cut the price in half — they couldn't find a buyer for such a stinky house.
Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.
Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.
Then the ex-wife called and asked how things were going. He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that she missed her old home terribly and would be willing to reduce the divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.
Knowing she could have no idea how bad the smell really was, he agreed on a price that was only one-tenth of what the house had been worth — but only if she would sign the papers that very day.
She agreed, and within two hours his lawyers delivered the completed paperwork.
A week later the ex-husband and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home. And to spite the ex-wife, they even took the curtain rods!
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Much is That Barbie in the Window?
From the Archives
On his way home from work, a father remembered that it was his daughter's birthday, so he found a toy store and asked the salesperson, "How much is the Barbie in the display window?"
The salesperson replied, " Which one? We have the...
out Barbie for
Shopping Barbie for $19.95
Beach Barbie for $19.95
Disco Barbie for $19.95
Divorced Barbie for $265.95
The amazed father asked: "What? Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.95 while the others are only $19.95?"
The salesperson replied, "Because the Divorced Barbie comes with Ken's car, Ken's house, Ken's boat, Ken's furniture, Ken's computer and one of Ken's friends."
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From the Archives
The family wheeled Grandma out on the lawn in her wheelchair, where the activities for her 100th birthday were taking place. She couldn't speak very well, but she could write notes on a little pad she carried when she needed to communicate.
After a short time out on the lawn, Grandma started leaning to the right, so a couple of family members grabbed her, straightened her up, and stuffed pillows on her right.
A short time later, she started leaning off to her left, so the family members grabbed her again and stuffed pillows on her left.
She soon started leaning forward, so the family members grabbed her yet again and tied a pillowcase around her waist to hold her up.
A nephew who arrived at the party late walked up to his grandmother and said, "Hi, Grandma, you're looking good. How are they treating you?"
Grandma took out her little writing pad and slowly wrote a note to the nephew that read, "They won't let me fart."
WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE
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This is the first time we have bestowed our “BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME” on a little 2-year-old girl. CHECK OUT this cutie. (0:41)
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Doesn’t look to us that there is much difference between the Halloween revelers in the former Soviet outpost of Kyiv (love their Chicken recipe, by the way) and the U.S. Have a look at THIS short clip received from Comrade Kosovilka. (0:45)
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Kerry Smith says he has proof that Trump is right when he says CNN engages in fake news, and he sent in THIS clip to prove it. (0:17)
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Speaking of lottery winners...
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The world needs more comedians like Peter Sellers. Unfortunately, the French Inspector was transferred to the substation in the sky in 1980 at the tender age of 54 as a result of a heart attack. If you would like to spend a few minutes with Chief Inspector Clouseau, you can do so with a single CLICK. (4:06)
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Kitty Flanagan is back this week with some tips on being a Good Listener. The problem is, those of you who need the tips the most will probably ignore THIS clip. (2:42)
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The crazy Dude Perfect guys are back and are going to try and amaze you with episode 3 of their ping pong trick shots. But to see if they are successful you will need to click HERE. (7:16)
P.S. How much the guys received from Oreo maker Nabisco is anyone’s guess, but we know they didn't come cheap when you consider they have 35 million who follow their channel and a whopping 172 million who have seen this video.
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A Thank You from Hope for Paws
Eldad and Loreta from Hope for Paws would like to provide you with an update and a most sincere thank you for your support. The popularity of their YouTube channel and the donations they have received from the viewers have made it possible to rescue many more animals than they would have otherwise. Have a listen to THIS video that was recorded last Friday. (4:59)
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Lisa and JoAnn teamed up to rescue a German Shepherd with a broken paw that had been trapped inside an industrial yard. After naming her ELSA, she was taken to the vet for some needed medical care. (5:06)
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In this case, Eldad and Lisa responded to an abandoned school to rescue a German Shepherd and a Pit Bull, the latter of whom was pregnant. After the Pit Bull was contained, JoAnn responded with a second cage. The soon-to-be-momma was named TOONEY and the Shepherd was given the moniker of SULLY. Stick with this clip to the end to see Tooney’s nine little puppies. (5:20)
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A family found MANDI living in an empty lot and notified Hope for Paws, then stuck around to help with the rescue. After a medical check-up, she waited with some other rescues at a foster home to be adopted.
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Eldad and Lisa responded to a report of an injured, pregnant and abandoned dog and hoped to arrive before she gave birth. They were too late. This is a short story of how the rescue turned out. Mom was named IRIS while her pups were given names of Seth, Nathaniel and Meg. (4:$1)
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For our final story this week, Eldad and Loreta responded a few weeks ago to rescue two dogs in a sewer. Kids who had heard the dogs’ cries for help were the ones who called Hope for Paws. Loreta named the female “DIXIE” and her friend WINN, both of whom now have forever homes. (6:35)
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In preparation for this coming weekend...
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This Week’s Lip Sync Challenge Entries
Looks to us that nearly everyone in the little town of KILL DEVIL HILLS (NC) turned out to help its police department with its lip sync challenge. The song is Dolly Parton’s version of “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” We gave it a score of 7.5 (3:56)
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A couple of familiar songs and lots of highway action makes this entry from the LAURENS Co. S/O (GA) well worth a look. And the acting ain’t all that bad, either. Score: 9.0 (5:46)
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Dennis Quaid lent his presence to this lip sync challenge by the TOMBSTONE Marshal’s Office (AZ). Great music with a western theme makes this entry stand out from most of the others. Score: 9.0 (5:14)
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The message here is loud and clear: Don’t mess with the lady cops of the SAN ANGELO PD (TX) if you know what’s good for you! Score: 8.0 (2:04)
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Our last entry this week is by troopers from the NORTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL who created this lip sync challenge to further honor one of their own who was killed in a high speed pursuit in May of this year. If this entry strikes you as a strange way to honor a fallen brother, remember, this is North Carolina. Read the comments. (3:42)
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Fans of the former show “Top Gear” should enjoy this short clip of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May discussing how they could could look more like Americans. It’s actually a plug for their new show “Grand Tour” on Amazon Prime, but still worth a LOOK. (1:13)
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If the device in this short video we received from Mike Thompson is so hot (pardon the pun), why hasn’t it been used for riots and crowd control? We first ran THIS clip six years ago when it was posted to YouTube. (2:04)
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We’ve been waiting patiently for the Bad Lip Reading crew to put together another video, and they finally did. But it took the eagle-eyes of Les Nunes to find it. Have a LOOK at the bad lip reading that takes place in Major League Baseball. (3:53)
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This is a brief update on Hamburg, Germany’s “Miniature Wunderland,” the largest model train set and airport in the world according to the Guinness World Records, the organization that posted this video. You should find THIS interesting if you had a Lionel or American Flyer train set as a kid. And perhaps for you ladies, a doll house. (5:33)
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This week’s commercial airline mishap by Allec Joshua Ibay is about the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 in the Florida Everglades. The disaster was made into a book (The Ghost of Flight 401) and also a movie, both of which I highly recommend. The book is available on Amazon (including the Kindle), and the movie is available here on YouTube. For this presentation, click HERE.
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This week The History Guy tells the story of the night in July of 1943 when an Army Air Force B-17 bombed Boise City, Oklahoma, it was, as he says, history that deserves to be REMEMBERED. (11:36)
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Sure, most of you have seen various old vintage films of the very early flying machines, but we’ll wager you haven’t seen them all, so we are PRESENTING what we call, “Those magnificent men and their almost-flying machines.” (4:22)
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We’re closing the Farsider again with the Igor Moseyed Ballet troupe. This time, however, the dancers show their versatility with some old time “Rock-n-Roll.” But be patient as it takes a few moments to rev up their engine. And don’t quit when they take their bows as they come back for a few minutes more. Trust us, you won’t find happier feet anywhere on the planet! Clicking on the link under the pic will be their cue to start heating up the stage. (8:50)
Pic of the Week
Tom Macris and I find it amazing that these kids haven't aged
since they first appeared in the SJPD Insider back in 1995...
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