Loud noise creates pandemonium at the mall. UPDATED

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Want to promote an anti civil rights agenda by disarming citizens and make people unnaturally fear firearms?  This is the end result.  Mass hysteria by shoppers because of a loud noise leads to people getting trampled by the crowd.  “Everybody was running. Some people — an elderly man — got trampled over because it was hectic.”  What did the police find while investigating a loud noise?  “We have not recovered any shell casings, no rounds of ammunition, anything along those lines,” Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander said.  Click the link if you want to see more.  -13

Town Center at Boca Raton back open after fears of shooter cause confusion, panic

 

UPDATE: 15OCT2019 Mall chaos caused by single balloon popping, police report delayed reaction.  All I have to add is this is why people need to be educated about firearms.  Running in terror from a popping balloon sound.  -13

Balloon Popping Sound Mistaken as Gunshot Inside Boca Raton Mall: Police

 

UPDATE: 17OCT2019 Video footage of balloon pop causing pandemonium at mall.

Surveillance video shows balloon-popping incidents that triggered Boca Raton mall scare

Why shopping at Costco could get you killed.

I’ve been wanting to cover this issue since I found out about it.  The purpose of witting this is to call attention to the issue and to put pressure on Costco and all businesses to stop this practice of putting profit over life safety.  Let me be clear from the start, I fully support the second amendment, unrestricted.  I have been carrying a self defense firearm since 1982 and have no plans to stop no matter how emotional it may make irrational people.

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The shooting that happened in Corona California sometime in June of 2019 is a perfect example of exactly how shopping at a Costco in could get you killed.  I have this opinion based on experience as a firefighter and lessons learned by the deaths of others.  There’s a reason emergency responder’s say “every second counts”.  They do, I’ll use two videos as an example.

 

First I’ll use the video that was hosted by at the time Indiana Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell.  In the video the sheriff is demonstrating how ridiculous magazine bans are.  We can see how fast an inexperienced individual can accurately put rounds on target.  20 rounds with an AR-15 was 14.79 seconds and with a Mini-14 it took 12.03 seconds.  Both of those fall within the 15 seconds before the door could be opened.  I’d call that life threatening in the event of an active shooter.

Next I’ll use the video from the Station nightclub fire that killed 100 people to demonstrate again how seconds count in an emergency.  Approximately one minute (1:26) into the fire it’s easy to hear the cries for help, people pounding on the glass trying to escape.  Ever wonder why doors open outward?  History has proven time and again that when those doors won’t open and sometimes when they do, people pile up quickly making it difficult or impossible to escape from modern exits.  As is painfully made clear in the video at the 1:56 mark.  All it takes is for one person to trip to start a chain reaction.  They will stack up like cord-wood.  “When I got to the inside doors, which is about 30 feet inside the building, I saw these big double doors, and people were stacked like cord wood. They were clear up to the top. They just kept diving out on each other trying to get out. I looked back over the pile and it wasn’t dead people, there were dead and alive in that pile and I went in and just started to grab them two at the time and pull them off the stack and drag them out.”  That quote from a responding firefighter to the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and the Station nightclub footage is impossible to deny.

Also at issue is whether the system will function as designed.  We all experience modern product malfunctions when they don’t perform as designed.  In California an earthquake could possibly disable the system and no one would know until an emergency.  Same thing if there was an explosion.

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So called experts think delayed exits are okay for you and me.  They justify them in terms of profit for them and the company that purchases them.  In my opinion those companies and those who run them have questionable ethics at best.  They certainly do not have your safety in mind, only profit.  Read the quotes in the photo above for proof.  Shame also falls on fire officials that approve this kind of thing, they do not belong in that job.  Says me!

Is shopping at Costco a gamble with ones life?  Sure seems like it to me based on the evidence.  Will I shop there?  Yes, however, I always go armed and my plan if escape is necessary is to activate the fire alarm before trying to open the exit doors since that is supposed to deactivate the delay.  The real solution is to send a message to Costco that if they don’t stop this practice we will have a customer revolt.  According to Costco’s 2018 annual report their biggest fear is loosing customers in mass.  The report states it would affect the company drastically.  Think you’re not in danger?  Better go back and review the videos.  If you read this I’d like to know what you think.  Post your thoughts in the comments section.  -13

 

Benedict Arnold Report 10 State Representative Dan Daley

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The disgusting practice of using the death of someone to promote a personal agenda.  More anti civil rights traitors exposing themselves for who they really are.  Now these idiots want something called “Jamie’s Law” requiring individuals purchasing ammunition for their legally owned firearms to pass a background check.  Shame on State Representative Dan Daley.

Rep. Dan Daley Discusses ‘Jamie’s Law’ Which Calls For Background Checks On People Buying Ammo

If you have evidence you would like to share reach me via my contact page I’ll get back with you ASAP.  -13

Traitors Among Us – Judicial Watch on the Second Amendment

Judicial Watch video on “Red Flag” laws and the traitors among us.  Gun control is not your friend.  -13

 

 

When Seconds Count Help Is Minutes Away

This is why firearm owners will not compromise or negotiate second amendment rights in any way whatsoever.  The video below says it all no more commentary necessary. -13

 

The time I was bitten by Loralei the snake in the movie Striptease.

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It had been a week since Loralei the Burmese python’s eyes were cloudy.  She had been donated to the zoo after filming the movie Striptease with Demi Moore.  It was typical to not feed snakes about to shed their skin since they usually wouldn’t eat.  Loralei now 11′ long weighing 50 pounds hadn’t been fed for a week when I cleaned her exhibit.  When I went in she was up in the limbs of the section of a tree we had put in for her to stimulate natural activity.

Her eyes still cloudy she wouldn’t be fed this morning either.  As soon as she shed she would be fed.  I went about my day as usual.  When it came time to close the zoo down for the day I went to enter Loralei’s exhibit to insure all was well.  As I opened the door she was stretched along the length of the exhibit with her head next to the door I’d just opened.

I noticed she had shed her skin. Didn’t think much of it but would note it in the daily report so she would be fed the next morning.  I casually bent over to grasp her head so I could move her out of the way to check the exhibit.  In an instant my right hand was in her mouth, her body wrapping around my arm.  I was shocked how fast it happened.  Within seconds her entire body was off the floor attempting to keep wrapping around me as she kept constricting tighter.

She couldn’t get her long body around my arm so the rest of her was trying to loop around my head and neck.  The situation was becoming dangerous.  With my right hand and arm in her grasp and my left trying to push off the rest of her I couldn’t reach my two-way radio to call for help.  I noticed the water container was still full so I knelt down and pushed her head into the water.

When I did she constricted my arm so tightly I thought she might break it.  I quickly pulled her head out of the water.  I looked around for another option.  The only thing I could see possible was a limb from the tree inside the exhibit reaching over the doorway.  I thought if I could get her tail up on that she might try to grasp it or I might be able to keep her away from my neck long enough to call for help.

I tried but her tail kept trying for my head and neck area.  I moved in closer to the tree and pushed part of her up again then moved my head down under the tree pressing against the lower side of the limb.  It worked.  I was able to get the radio out of the pouch on my belt and call in a zookeeper-in-trouble code to security.  Security rebroadcast the information to all the zookeepers.  By then Loralei had moved her body down to my head again.  I dropped the radio then kept pushing her away.

It was very quiet by then as all the visitors had left so the natural sounds of the zoo could be easily heard.  After about a minute or so I could hear the sound of multiple keys hitting each other.  That unmistakable sound when lock keys on a key ring strike each other.  That’s odd I thought for a moment when I realize what it was.  It was the sound of about a half dozen zookeepers running to come help me.  What a wonderful sound that was.

Several zookeepers arrived then started to unravel Loralei off my arm.  In all the excitement I hadn’t realized my hand wasn’t just in her mouth she had embedded dozens of teeth about a 1/4″ long into my hand as well and had no intention of letting go.  The zookeepers would be at risk for bite if they tried to use their hands to peel her mouth away.  The zookeeper with the most snake experience went to our food prep area and returned with some rubbing alcohol.

He took put some on his finger so it would drip off in drops.  He held his finger over her nostrils and let one drop fall into them while another zookeeper held her behind the head.  Almost as fast as she had attached herself to me she was letting go.  She flexed her jaws attempting to remove the teeth she had been grasping me with.  I could feel them tearing out of my fingers.  It was gnarly.  My goodness the sensation of those teeth pulling out of my flesh was hardcore.

Loralei detached I drove to the hospital for x-rays to insure there were no teeth left behind and was given some antibiotics as a precaution.  Loralei never tried to eat me again after that.  Policy was changed so that there had to be two zookeepers working together whenever we worked with large snakes.  What an experience that was.  -13

Hurricane Dorian Ridiculous Local News Headlines

Every time we have a hurricane possibility the local news does this same old crap.  They start off with regular weather reports when a potential hurricane is off the coast.  Then it escalates into mythological madness.  The local news headlines tell the story of storms that gain mythological status with sights aimed at us to lay siege and destruction to where we live.  There are battles to be won by the fierce storm that menaces with lashings.  It’s nuts!  When they are supposed to be reporting facts they reduce themselves to tabloid titles and statements.

After all these years of this kind of thing I finally thought I’d take a screen shot of this practice then do a little cut and paste for everyone to enjoy.  I couldn’t take it anymore this was the only retaliation I could think of.  Hope others find the video I made as entertaining as it was to make it.  -13

Rescue Memories- Weirdest call ever, mouse concentration camp and the dead Nazi.

Performing the duties of a humane officer can be rewarding and sometimes plain old weird.  I was called for assistance to remove animals from an apartment by the HPD no other details were available at the time of dispatch.  I thought it might be an eviction or abandonment case, was I wrong about that.  I was to meet with an HPD detective.

Once on scene I made contact with the detective for more details.  He informed me there had been a suicide in the apartment that there were birds, cats, mice and fish to be removed and transported to the humane society.  Before we go to the apartment he said I think you should see this then handed me a spiral notebook page in a ziplock bag.  It was the suicide note explaining why the deceased lady was killing herself with the last sentence stating she was going to be with the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler.

Dam, I thought, with a note like that this is going to be a good one.  I put on my coveralls and rubber boots.  The detective lead me to the apartment door, he unlocked the door then asked me if I had any issues with dead bodies.  I asked if she was still in there, no he said.  I told him I had been a paramedic dead bodies never bother me no matter what state it is in.  He asked me if I could smell it yet.  Just about that time I did, the unmistakable smell of a dead human.

He lead me into the apartment a few steps explained the scene, told me to look for a firearm and to notify him if one was found.  No problem I told him then proceeded to assess the scene to decide how to handle the situation.  The kitchen was on the left with a counter connecting it to the living room.  To the right was the bathroom and the bedroom with a walk in closet.  One of my first observations was the stream of body fluids that was coming from the closet accumulating in a large mass on the bedroom terrazzo floor.

Also of note was what looked like footprints and slide prints in the mass of body fluids.  I said to the detective it looks like somebody tried to run or almost fell in the fluid mass.  He laughed at what I said then told me that the crew moving the body had fled the closet when a cat had emerged from under part of her body.  It had scared them and they ran.  Said they thought she had come back to life.  That gave me something to laugh about.  The detective said there was no reason for him to be there he would wait in his car.

I had no idea how many animals were in the apartment.  The birds, the mice and fish were already contained so I’d leave them for last.  I wanted to catch the cats since they could escape if a door or window was opened.  I was able to catch 7 cats throughout the apartment.  As I was searching for the cats I noticed all of the Nazi posters, videos, flags and other paraphernalia.  That’s really strange I thought the lady who had killed herself was Hispanic.

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Finally satisfied I’ve captured all the cats I head to the bedroom where the birdcages are hanging in front of a window next to the bed.  As I go to remove the first cage I see two little cards with names on them.  One says, “Hitler, my Fuhrer” the other says “Eva Braun”.  What the hell I said to myself.  As I remove the second cage there are two more cards on there marked “Heinrich Himmler” and “Hermann Goring”.  Now it’s getting weird I’m thinking.  I put the birds in the transport then came back for the mice and fish.

I took a few minutes outside to get some fresh air.  The smell of dead humans doesn’t bother me but it was nice to not be breathing it constantly.  I took the time to think how I’d remove the mice yet keep them from escaping.  After a few minutes I went back inside.  I looked over the multiple mouse cages there then something creepy struck me.

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All of the cages were lined up in two rows with interconnecting tunnels with a single cage at one end.  Fish bowls at the four corners.  It had suddenly dawned on me how this looked like an overhead view of a concentration camp.   Then I though the birds must have been the Nazi leaders, the cats the SS and the mice all of those who had been sent to the concentration camps, Siamese fighting fish the camp overseers or guards.  It rose the hair on my arms to think about.  I quickly gathered up the mice into a single cage then put them and the fish into the transport.

That was all I had to do there.  All the animals were accounted for as far as I could tell it was time to leave.  That was the weirdest animal welfare call I can remember.  A Hispanic Nazi woman who killed herself to be with the Fuhrer.  I would have never believed it had I not been there to see it. -13

Rescue Memories- Crab blocks Kmart exit

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I remembered this as I watched a crab cross the street the other day.  Human rescue isn’t the only rescue service I’ve been involved in.  Several years ago when I was volunteering for my own emergency animal rescue I received a call for a crab blocking the exit door at a local Kmart.  On arrival I could see a large group of people gathered at the exit doors but not trying to leave.  The exit doors were opening and closing continuously as a Florida blue crab moved back and forth in front of them.  As the doors would open or close the crab would keep moving in a straight line.  It was funny to see how it had everyone stopped at the exit as if the crab was going to attack or something.  I was surprised no one snatched it up and made a meal out of it.  I threw my hat over it then caught it in a net and took it to a canal next to the store. -13

Gun Control = Mass Hysteria

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I usually don’t get political here but sometimes it’s necessary.  People calling for “gun control” remind me of the hysteria of World War 2 and Hitler fanatics.  First it was books then it was weapons.  The Nazis disarmed the Jews for a reason, fear of self defense.  If one was educated/trained one would not be so fearful.  A recent example is the motorcycle backfire in New York where everyone are subjects of the state with no self defense capabilities so they ran like cockroaches when the lights turn on.  Shame on them for letting their constitutional rights being violated by politicians.

Giving up second amendment rights will not make anyone safer, it won’t.  It will place one in danger from those who intend to do harm.  If people had the ability to defend themselves they wouldn’t need to run like sheep from wolfs.  A few Jewish people I met in the 1980’s with number tattoos were very clear why gun registration and confiscation will always lead to trouble.

I don’t believe everyone should be armed, my one bullet video proves that.  I do believe that carrying a firearm since 1982 has made me and those around me safer.  I’m a person who runs toward danger, not away.  Individuals that are frighted of firearms belong in a therapy session to overcome the phobia or in a mental ward safe away from the rest of us who understand our responsibilities as human beings.  My safe space is created by my armed presence and nothing else.

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It’s the reason the founding fathers wrote the second amendment, it didn’t have anything to do with hunting game.  When it comes to freedom there are no compromises nor negotiations, none.  Could anti civil rights fear mongering politicians be driving us into another civil war?  If so there is only one place for them.  -13

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South Florida Water Main Break Leaves 220,000 Without Water – Are you prepared?

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Broward County Florida, water main break leaves over 220,000 without water for hours with more to come.  Residents of cities Sea Ranch Lakes, Tamarac, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Port Everglades, Oakland Park, Winton Manors and Ft. Lauderdale were notified by an emergency alert text message early in the morning that the water was cut off.  We were informed we may not have water for 24 – 36 hours.  We had city water when we went to sleep, when we woke up there was none.

I’m covering this story because it’s local, it affects me directly and it is an excellent demonstration of why we have emergency supplies and equipment.  Living in Florida we have an expectation of hurricane events every year.  Due to that fact of life one must be prepared for the loss of municipal services like water, or private business services such as electricity.

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Most of the water here comes from aquifer wells because we are surrounded by brackish and salt bodies of water.  If one doesn’t know where too look one could run out of water fast here and dehydrate quickly.  There is also the potential for dangerous wildlife encounters gathering fresh water.  It’s why we keep an average of 80 plus gallon of bottled water on-hand at any given time.  With the broken 42 inch pipe temporarily repaired we have a boil water order until further notice.  That means they consider all water entering our home to be contaminated and it must be treated before use to be safe.

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That’s not all.  The repair is only a temporary one and must have a permanent solution before the water supply returns to normal.  That means we will be without water again sometime in the near future.  The other potential with this incident could have been the loss of electric power.  The pipe was broken when a power company contractor was digging a hole for new electric service.  Without water and power it would be like after a hurricane.  We spent three weeks without power after Katrina struck Miami.

How did this affect our home?  Beside potentially contaminating our pipes, hot water heater and toilets it also left us without working fire hydrants.  We have water purification covered.  We have the ability to boil water with our electric stove, portable gas stove or turkey fryer as well as purify it with a mixed oxidant disinfectant we produce our self and our hiking water filter.

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Water purification covered that leaves fire protection.  Ft. Lauderdale Fire Rescue reported that they called for mutual-aid from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Fire Rescue for tanker trucks to provide water should they need it.  Setting up quick dump reservoirs and shuttling water is a time consuming process which may leave fire crews needing water if things don’t go as planned or the fire is a large one.  The last thing they want to do is draft from a body of water or canal.

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Without working hydrants and the slow nature of tanker trucks there is the potential for a ripping blaze by the time fire crews can supply enough water to fight fire effectively.  I’ve seem homes burn down because there was no water supply or a delay in supplying it.  If the homeowner or tenant doesn’t have a way to fight fire during a natural or manmade disaster there is always the possibility of loosing everything or someone.

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The best success causing the least damage requires a quick response.  If we had a fire during the worst part of a hurricane we would be on our own without municipal fire protection.  That means during a storm we have to have the ability to put out a fire.  If not if will burn a home down and possibly the neighbors as well depending how close they are.  Radiant heat will set other homes, vehicles and anything else close enough on fire.

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Because of our preparations for those type incidents we have for the most part been unaffected.  Our water supplies were in stock there was no need to go anywhere for supplies.  We have several means to supply pure water so there was no concern should we have to use them.  And on a small scale we have fire protection covered, enough so that we could put out a small fire quickly.  We regularly wash clothing and dishes as soon as there is a load, so most of our clothing/dishes are clean.  That was a lesson learned from Katrina.

This incident should make more people aware of the preparations necessary to prevent last minute scrambling for emergency supplies.  No matter where one may live there is always the potential need for those supplies.  Everyone should be prepared.  This was an excellent test of our capabilities.  I think our preparations have proven to meet my expectations.  Are you ready? -13

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Firearm Idiots – Some people should not own a gun!

I  had to make another video on the topic of celebratory gunfire.  The other one didn’t get much attention maybe this one will be different.  Some people should not own firearms of any kind.  I rant for nearly 3 minutes and almost sure the very people who need to see the video won’t.  I hope someone doesn’t get killed by one of them this 4th of July. -13