AFTER A YEAR OF COVID SEPARATION,
i THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT A LOOK AT WHAT YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LOOKED LIKE IF YOU RUN INTO THEM AT THE NEXT PBA MEETING.
In preparing the July President’s Message I erroneously identified Terry Handforth as Tom;
my sincerest apologies to Terry and the membership.
|1 Abram, Fred
2 Archie, Dan
3 Boyd, Pat
4 Brasil, Mario
5 Brewer, Tom
6 Bui, Mike
7 Busch, Dennis
8 Byers, Dave
9 Campbell, John
10 Demers, Buck
11 Diehl, John (Deceased)
12 Dishman, Billy
13 Dulong, Dave
14 Esparza, Fred (Deceased)
15 Ewing, Don
16 Fanucchi, Roscoe
|17 Galios, Chris
18 Gay, Brian
19 Hahn, Chuck
20 Hazen, Skip
21 Hernandez, Ernie
23 Holser, George
24 Johnson, Craig
25 Johnson, Gary
26 Katz, Dan
27 Kinsworthy, Lloyd
28 Kurz, Eric
29 Lane, Andy
30 Martinez, Karen
31 Mello, Steve (Mt. View/Assoc.)
32 Norton, Phil (Deceased)
33 Pitts, Phil
34 Priddy, Loren
|35 Reeves, Curt
36 Rendler, Bill
37 Roberson, Mike
38 Rose, Wendell (Deceased)
39 Roy, Charlie (Deceased)
40 Sanfilippo, Roy (Deceased)
41 Scanlan, Pete
42 Smith, B.T.
43 Smith, Lew (Deceased)
44 Tokiwa, Robin
45 Tozer, Dave
46 Tuminia, Pete
47 Wall, Chuck
48 Wilson, Lee (Deceased)
49 Wilson, Stan
50 Windisch, Steve Sr. (Deceased)
A PLUG FOR OUR FRIEND AND GREAT AUTHOR, RON MARTINELLI!
THE BEACH POLICE
LUMPY’S FAVORITE DRINKING GAME!
THANK GOODNESS YOU DON’T WORK IN…
Chicago: July Recap: 460 Shootings, over 600 Victims
Leading the fight is U S Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt, known as ‘Iron Mike’ or just ‘Gunny’. He is on his third tour in Iraq . He had become a legend in the bomb disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour.
Then, on September 19, he got blown up… He had arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb had killed four US Marines.. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection suit. ‘You can’t react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision,’ he explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard-issue flak jacket, he began what bomb disposal officers term ‘the longest walk’, stepping gingerly into a 5 foot deep and 8 foot wide crater.
The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire leading from it. He cut the wire and used his 7 inch knife to probe the ground. ‘I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs,’ he says. ‘That’s when I knew I was screwed.’ Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt Burghardt, 35, yelled at everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the secondary device below the sergeant’s feet ‘A chill went up the back of my neck and then the bomb exploded,’ he recalls. ‘As I was in the air I remember thinking, ‘I don’t believe they got me…’ I was just ticked off they were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything from the waist down.’
His fellow Marines cut off his trousers to see how badly he was hurt. None could believe his legs were still there ‘My dad’s a Vietnam vet who’s paralyzed from the waist down,’ says Sgt Burghardt. ‘I was lying there thinking I didn’t want to be in a wheelchair next to my dad and for him to see me like that… They started to cut away my pants and I felt a real sharp pain and blood trickling down. Then I wiggled my toes and I thought, ‘Good, I’m in business.’ As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in. ‘I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn’t going to let my team-mates see me being carried away on a stretcher.’ He stood and gave the insurgents who had blown him up a one-fingered salute. ‘I flipped them one.. It was like, ‘OK, I lost that round but I’ll be back next week.’
Copies of a photograph depicting his defiance, taken by Jeff Bundy for the Omaha World-Herald, adorn the walls of homes across America and that of Col John Gronski, the brigade commander in Ramadi, who has hailed the image as an exemplar of the warrior spirit.
Sgt Burghardt’s injuries – burns and wounds to his legs and buttocks – kept him off duty for nearly a month and could have earned him a ticket home. But, like his father – who was awarded a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for being wounded in action in Vietnam – he stayed in Ramadi to engage in the battle against insurgents who are forever coming up with more ingenious ways of killing Americans.
Thousands of children in predominantly low-income neighborhoods near East San Jose’s
Reid Hillview are at higher risk of permanent developmental issues due to lead emissions
from planes flying in and out of nearby Reid-Hillview Airport, a new study has found.‘A crisis on our hands’: San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport
exposes children to high lead levels, study finds
OK, LET’S LIGHTEN IT UP A BIT!
The police in Mexico are trained social workers and a part of their job is to encourage criminals to change their behavior. Notice that no “Choke Holds” are required. We were fortunate to catch some video of a counseling session between the police team and a young man stopped for auto theft. They appear to be making some headway in encouraging him to modify his behavior. Perhaps we will see more of this and fewer guns in the inner city as “social workers” replace defunded police departments.
Proof reading is truly a dying art!
Did I read that sign right?TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW.In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT.
In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS…
In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN.
In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK, STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD.
Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING – BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?
Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS…
Spotted in a safari park:
(I sure hope so.)
ELEPHANTS, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR.
Seen during a conference:FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN’T
KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR.
Notice in a farmer’s field:THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE
FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.
Message on a leaflet:IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL
YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS.
On a repair shop door:WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR – THE BELL DOESN’T WORK.)Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?
5 wildfires burning in Sequoia & Kings Canyon parksVIEW MAP HERE
This Dog Kept Swimming Out Into The Ocean Then His Owner Realized The Astonishing Reason Why