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Whoa There Cowboy!

Posted in All About Craziness, Interesting Things with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by waggtagg

This is one of the scariest landings ever!  On the flight deck, at the back of the bus, or just standing there with your mouth open and watching.

If you have a FEAR of FLYING DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO. I am as serious as a heart attack!  DON’T WATCH!

I have seen and been on several flights where there were horrific situations, but this is the nightmare flight from HELL!

I grew up in Texas, and I know about cowboys – well, a little bit anyway.  Cowboys in a pinch use instinct, past experiences, and hard-nosed determination.  They just don’t mess around – that means they don’t hem and haw.  They take the bulls by the horns and bring ’em down fast.  There are too many things that can go wrong when dealing with wild situations.  Best get ‘er done and done the right way.  There might not be any ‘overs.’

So you want to marry a wan-na-bee cowboy?  Maybe. Maybe not!  But I do digress.

Problem Solving

Flight Procedures are the life and death maneuvers that cover just about anything a pilot might ever encounter.  Horst, my husband and a retired Luftwaffe fighter jet instructor pilot (IP), saw this video and ran through the correct way to handle this situation.

His instructions went like this: Glide or slip in with nose flying into the wind, straighten out and bring the nose of the aircraft inline with the runway just before touch down, and lower the wing against the wind to keep the aircraft from being tipped.  It is not as easy as it sounds and takes some practice.

In flight training, a good IP will always let the student pilot sweat the load.  If, however, the IP says, “I’ve got it,” the student knows it was a serious state of emergency.  The student at that instant grimaces and recalls his IP’s comments during the classroom instructions, “You do this, you’ll be a little bit dead!”

Even when a commercial airline captain has practiced crosswind landings oodles of times in the flight simulator, rough cross winds in real-time flight are a challenge.  This is where the cowboy’s instinct comes in handy.

For the passenger in the back of the bus, however, it is always a white knuckle affair that calls for prayer.  Not so much for safety, but to verbally say, “hang on to her big guy, hang on!” and of course to calm the nerves!   It is after all a known fact that pilots want to live another day to tell their hair-raising stories.  And trust me, they are full of them.

Well, I’ve been there, done that – hopefully for that one and only time!!  AND, watching it happen is more terrifying than sitting in the aircraft. . .

Second Worst  Case Scenario

That is an easy choice – a navy pilot in the captain’s chair.  These guys really do not know how to perform a soft landing.  But, a solid, slam it down, bolt rattling, two point landing is better any day than a one point hop, skip, and a high flying arabesque.  Those big planes are not not designed to be toe dancers.  And when it happens, count on a nerve wrecking few moments.

Gadzooks!  My heart is still pounding after watching this hard-nosed, no nonsense cowboy at heart take that shiny hunk of metal by the horns and make it straighten up and fly right . . . Gotta love him!  But marry him?  Well, I did 49 years ago, and I don’t regret one single moment.  This love match has not been a cake walk, but oh my what sweet and crazy fun we’ve had.


Letter to Lona-Ruth

Posted in All About Craziness on June 2, 2011 by waggtagg

Well!  Isn’t that just dandy.  My hubby is flying in from Munich via Atlanta to Dallas today!  I was worried about the blasted Icelandic volcano and its ash cloud!

A friend wrote telling me about the turbulent Texas weather, and asked if I missed it.  No I do not miss it at all.

Did I ever tell you my dream about DFW and three tornados?

I was coming in from the American Airlines headquarters onto the airport freeway toward Euless on my way home to Grapevine.  Suddenly I saw three tornados.  Two over the north end of the airport and one over the southern end of Euless.  I pulled into a parking lot and got out of my car and walked into a cinderblock building for safety.  I was in a long hall, and I went to the first door on my right.  There was a bearded man in coveralls who looked like St. Nick.  He was working with two pulleys hung from the ceiling, and smiled at me as I walked in.

I asked if I could stay inside the building until the storm blew over.  He said, “Yes that will be just fine.”  I then mentioned that there were several men and women outside at the end of the building taking a coffee break, and that I wanted to let them know that a storm was coming.  The fellow said, “That’s a good idea.”  He winked at me with a knowing look and went back to his work.

I walked to the end of the hall, opened the door and there, not more than 200 feet away was a huge funnel cloud coming straight on toward the building.

“Come inside where it is safe,’ I said as I motioned toward the door.  “Please come in where it’s safe.”

They laughed and continued their conversations.  I shrugged in disbelief and walked back into the building, but just as I closed the door the tornado burst through the wall.  Cinderblocks flew in all directions, while dirt, rain, and thunder all meshed together as the wind whipped violently through the wall.

I turned, faced the whirling, deafening wind and stood with feet shoulder width apart, held up my hands and said, “By the power and authority of Jesus Christ, be still.”

Immediately the funnel cloud stopped in its path and began to churned slowly.  Just as suddenly as it tore through the wall it stood still.  The dirt hung suspended within the hole in the wall and looked like the black bottom of a cracked, dried lake bed.

I suddenly found myself awake and was completely flabbergasted… and I still am!  Someday, I’ll relate the definition of this dream.  In the mean time, just know this:  It was quite a ride!

More later, and until then,

Much Love and Many Graces,

Read It and Bawl

Posted in All About Craziness on June 2, 2011 by waggtagg

If you have not read this, I suggest you hurry up and do just that.

Goodbye, Fourth Amendment

THE SUPREME Court of Indiana ruled
last week
that “a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a  home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.” In other words, if police break in your door without a warrant, either let them in or go to jail for resisting and try to prove yourself innocent later.

This ruling overturns common law dating back nearly 800 years, to the English Magna Carta of 1215. It effectively strikes down the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. And with the development of new high-tech surveillance tools, we’re coming very close to the total surveillance state described in 1984, Eagle Eye, and Enemy of the State. (Taken from some place I can’t remember or find. . . Sorry.)


Fourth Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

For all intents and purposes, this right is now gone, and we as a body of U.S. citizens are dead in the water.  Welcome to ‘big government will take care of me from Cradle to Grave,’ and the ‘police state.’  By allowing government agencies to ‘protect’ us from drug lords, pedophiles, murderers, etc., we must accept intrusive search and seizure.  Why?  What judge said that was necessary?  Who gave an oath or affirmed that such tactics were the only means to gain access to information?  Who passed legislature rendering the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution null and void.  Who authorized the police, FBI, S.W.A.T. teams, TSA, etc., the right to search, seize, violate my body, my private documents, my private possessions and then haul me off to jail, put me on a no-fly list, and brand me a dangerous person if I dare to protest?

Who indeed?  A rogue, tyrannical government that uses the Hegelian Dialectic to get their way.  Their way meaning the New World Order. We are almost at that point of no return.  Benjamin Franklin warned against just such men when he said, “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

Why is it important to understand the Hegelian Dialectic?  Because it is the process by which all change is being accomplished in our society today.  It is the tool used by the globalists to manipulate the hearts and minds of the average American.  To trick the
U.S. citizens to accept changes which would normally be refused totally and completely.  Read the rest of this interesting article, and learn why this is so very dangerous to our freedom, liberty, our constitution, and our hope for the future:

And now on a similar situation, we have a pack of spineless Texas Senators who caved when the U.S. District Attorney John Murphy sent a letter telling the Senate that they better ‘kill the bill or else.’  What bill was that?  H.B. 1937 that would have stopped the TSA from invasive groping practices and making them liable to prosecution if they violated this Texas law.

Mr. John Murphy simply threatened the Senate with TSA flight cancellations if that body of goons couldn’t vouch for the safety of all passengers.  Essential liberties pitched for temporary safety, and the Hegelian Dialectic in full regalia.  Right here in the State of Texas.

All that and a bag of chips too!  My oh My!  My dander flew yesterday, and I gave my Senator and Representative’s office staff an ear full.

But, it is too late.  The Texas Legislature session for 2011 ended yesterday.  The next session will be convened in 2013.  Never mind that  Governor Perry could, if he wanted to, call a special session. . .  Wonder what it would take to make him ‘want to?’  A better question might be, would Lt. Governor Dewhurst balk and play a game of chicken, leaving the state with a train wreck?

Ah life!  Ah freedom, liberty, security. . .  Succumbed to yet another semi quasi Hegelian Dialectic.  Thank you Senator Dewhurst!

Gun Control? ~*~ Not only No, but Hell No!

Posted in All About Craziness on October 16, 2010 by waggtagg

I suppose if we must agree to disagree, then I need to point out a few things.

If we will recall our history, the Constitution of the United States bears 10 Amendments, and each Amendment containing a specific direction.  Also, to understand these Amendments one must look at the discussions presented by the men putting these issues on the table, their motives, their concerns, and their beliefs.

Case in point is Thomas Jefferson who wrote that if a government failed to protect its citizens and instead became their enemy, they had the right to overthrow it!  So one reason that citizens wanted to bear arms was not just for defense against external enemies, but to have protection from their own government!

Noah Webster, an American lexicographer and English spelling reformer (oops!), believed an armed public would deter a government from becoming corrupt.

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.”

Unfortunately, in today’s world, with the Military Industrial Complex lurking in pockets around the globe and here in the U.S., the average citizen is out gunned and out manned by its own government’s army.  Look at Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidian group – both instances were cases where the government took up arms against U.S. citizens.  Both were dress rehearsals that went very wrong, and they caused a tremendous outrage by the informed public.  The first was on the QT.  The second, under Janet Reno’s direction, was with the news media there, but albeit held at bay.  The video was distorted by the heat waves off the Texas prairie, but the truth is that we as informed U.S. citizens saw how corrupt our government and military had become.

I believe the 2nd Amendment’s purpose not only refers to the state’s need for security, but also toan  individual’s self-defense.  This has precedent in English common law and colonial history, which refers to a number of state constitutions and court decisions that define the right of individuals to bear arms.

The founding fathers understood that an individual must be armed to defend property and life.  After all, if a man’s property and life were under fire, it would take the militia days to arrive, and would  render their original intent to protect null and void.  The founding fathers understood the nature of evil, and could not envision a people without some form of protection against pillaging Indians, thieves, etc.   Today’s police force is no longer there to protect and defend, but to enforce the law.  The speed to which they respond to emergency calls is often dismal.

We had a neighbor who was an alcoholic and abusive.  He had actually threatened physical violence.  It was discovered that while away on vacation he had broken into our home and done some damage to the house and belongings.  The police advised my Father to buy a gun and teach family members how to use it in case the neighbor should attempt to enter the house uninvited.  My Father did just that and purchased a Walther PPK .380.  He then told the neighbor he was to leave the family alone.  My Father made neither threat nor accusation.  He simply told the man to back off.  There were never any problems after that.  But the gun was there, loaded, and ready if needed.  End of problem.

I believe we have a right to be secure in our homes, and many people believe that part of that security is the right to own a gun and teach the family how to use a gun. One of the first rules my Father taught us was never pick up a gun unless you intend to use it.

Many argue that guns kill.  I agree that guns are a lethal weapon, and there are certainly many people with evil intent who probably should never be allowed to own guns.  But these people who know or suspect that a man is armed also know the armed man is dangerous.  That marauding individual will look for easier prey rather than take on a man who is willing to defend himself with a lethal weapon.

Finally, when a government begins a move against private ownership of guns, that is when the citizens need to firmly say ‘no’ to any such recommendation.  Banning guns, in my understanding, screams anti-freedom and a move toward a totalitarian, oppressive, despotic, tyrannical form of government.

My question would be this:  Would I want to live in a police state where all our freedoms will be dictated by thugs who want to enslave us under the auspices of making  everyone safer?  This is exactly what the One World banksters are attempting to bring into being.  Their only enemy will be the Military Industrial Complex, which wants all that control for themselves.  Now, that is just what we need – 10 global junta governments.  Why 10?   With population control, 10 nations globally under stratocracy is the ideal way to control a world of sheeple.

Personally, I do not relish the thought.  If flight does not avail itself, I would prefer to stand and fight – even if it means being out manned and certainly out gunned!  They won’t let me, an outspoken Christian crank, survive anyway.  In my mind:  If I cannot get out of harm’s way, then better a dead Christian crank than a slave sheeple any day!

Christ did not call James and John ‘sons of thunder’ for nuttin’!  And right now the world could use a couple of thunder blusters.

So.  That’s my opinion, and I’m sticking to it.  y’all keep up the good work, conversation, and banter.  Nothing like a good card game and a brawling good discussion.  Especially when the brawlers are intelligent, good-looking, smile a lot, and are willing to agree to disagree.  We would of course need to check all the pistols at the bar.  Ha. . .!

Much Love and Many Graces!

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