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Amish Shed Move (post #282) The more they walked, the closer the edge got to the ground.
 

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You can see the excitement hit her when he tells her "...it is yours".
 

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I have what the call ET (essential tremor ). I is getting worse as I age. Someday I wonder if I will be as bad off as that guy.
I in the same class with you viking.
My grandfather had it - Called Benign Familar Tremors at the time. His son, my uncle had it, I've got it and both my brothers have it.
My handwritting has gone to shit especially I notice the first of the month when making out checks paying bills. There are days when I can hardly read my numbers, written amount or who it is made out too.
To think about it if it wasn't for SPELLCHECK my posts would look like secret code.
I try to proof read before I hit "Post reply" here.
 

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I in the same class with you viking.
My grandfather had it - Called Benign Familar Tremors at the time. His son, my uncle had it, I've got it and both my brothers have it.
My handwritting has gone to shit especially I notice the first of the month when making out checks paying bills. There are days when I can hardly read my numbers, written amount or who it is made out too.
To think about it if it wasn't for SPELLCHECK my posts would look like secret code.
I try to proof read before I hit "Post reply" here.

My 72 yo brother had the start of these types of tremors, not dementia. He couldnt tee up a golf ball, needed 2 hands to pick up a cup. Was getting worse.

He found a neurosurgeon that implants 2, rather long, electrodes in the brain, runs wires under the skin to a device implanted in his chest. That device is charged wirelessly with a charge pad that he lays on his chest 2-3 times a week. The device in his chest sends a charge to the electrodes that all but halt his tremors. The charge can be tuned higher or lower with a wireless controller, set by his neurologist. He had this done 3 months ago and is doing great!

The woman that performed the surgery has done more than 200 with a minimum of success in over 85%. The team of doctors have done over 400 such surgeries.

Truly amazing.
 

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AWWWWWW (*snif*)
 

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This West Point graduate is Alex Idrache. He grew up in a slum in Haiti, and he tells of how U.S. soldiers were deployed to his neighborhood following the earthquake there several years ago. He says their presence was the first experience of "hope" he recalls in his childhood.



He remembers looking at his dad and asking him who the people were that were helping. His dad looked at him and said, "They are American soldiers." He looked back at his father and said, "One day, I will be an American soldier."

His father knew the situation in Haiti was unworkable and tried for several years to obtain a visa to come to the United States. After being denied for several years, he was finally granted a spot in Baltimore. He purchased a ticket on a boat for his family and left Haiti.

They arrived and Alex, remembering his dream in the slum several years prior, looked for a way to join the U.S. Army. He found a national guard program that allowed him to join the Army in exchange for citizenship. He didn't hesitate.

After a series of fortunate occurrences, he was given one of the few spots at West Point for prior enlisted soldiers. Despite his severe lack of formal education, he graduated as an honor graduate (top 5% physically and academically) and the top student in the Physics Department.

The picture above was taken just prior to tossing his hat in the air, the realization of a dream that began 10 years ago in a slum in Port-au-Prince.

Story doesn’t end there. He went on to become a US Army Blackhawk pilot and was recently chosen to attend Marine Expeditionary Warfare School.
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^^^ Funny............. all I see is a proud US Soldier. I didn't know he was from Haiti.
 

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I applaud his motive. When I applied to the National Guard, patriotism was on the list, but higher was general army training, commeraderie (sp?) with the local unit, and specific training (combat engineer). And some vague free flights from my local AFB to any other AFB. So when I see a military member, I don't know if he is a patriot, or just a guy that likes the gig.
 

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Perhaps the point being he has a hellova better gig now than he, and his family, did growing up.
 

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I applaud his motive. When I applied to the National Guard, patriotism was on the list, but higher was general army training, commeraderie (sp?) with the local unit, and specific training (combat engineer). And some vague free flights from my local AFB to any other AFB. So when I see a military member, I don't know if he is a patriot, or just a guy that likes the gig.

I joined at age 17, to serve our country. Patriotism. Started as Combat Engineer (12 series), too.

Had an uncle that served in the Marine Corp in Vietnam. He made an impression on me. He later died of Agent Orange cancer. He gave his all.

I am one of the Vets that cannot stand, what is going on, in our country right now. Unless this all stops, we will be entering complete Socialism.
 

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I didn't know these glasses existed.

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Homeless man hailed as hero after rushing into burning animal shelter to save cats and dogs

A homeless man in Georgia’s Atlanta is being hailed as a hero for risking his life to rescue more than a dozen animals from a shelter that had caught fire.

Keith Walker, 53, managed to save all the six dogs and 10 cats that were trapped in the W-Underdogs shelter after a fire engulfed its kitchen on 18 December, said W-Underdogs on its Facebook page.

Mr Walker, who himself shelters his Pitbull named Bravo at W-Underdogs every night, was there to pick up his dog and take him for a walk when he saw the shelter on flames.

"I was nervous as hell, I'm not going to lie. I was really scared to go in there with all that smoke. But God put me there to save those animals," Mr Walker said to CNN.

"If you love a dog, you can love anyone in the world. My dog is my best friend, and I wouldn't be here without him, so I knew I had to save all those other dogs," he said.

Gracie Hamlin, the founder of the shelter, which also empowers youths from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, called Mr Walker a “guardian angel.”

"He is my guardian angel," the founder shelter said to CNN. "Even the firefighters didn't want to handle the dogs. They called animal control, but Keith was already in the building pulling out the cats and dogs until they were all safe."

The selfless attempt by the man, who has been homeless since he was 13 years old, has filled people on social media with gratitude.

“Thank you, Mr. Walker - you are a hero!” said a Facebook user. “I saw this story and was hoping I'd find a link to a fund to help the homeless man who risked his life to save the animals. Does anyone know of one?” said another.

The shelter has been partially destroyed by the fire and now uninhabitable for the animals. The incident happened a week before the W-Underdogs were to shift to a new facility, where the animals have been relocated.
 

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A waitress at an Orlando restaurant used a secret sign to help rescue a boy suspected of abuse after noticing his parents weren't giving him any food

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A picture of the hand-written letter used by the Florida restaurant manager to save an abused child.

A waitress at an Orlando restaurant saved a young boy from his allegedly abusive family after flashing a secret sign that read, "do you need help?"

Flavaine Carvalho served a family on New Years Day at the Mrs. Potato Restaurant in Orlando, Florida, when she started noticing some worrying signs that led her to call the police.

In a video shared by The Orlando Police Department on Facebook, Carvalho explains that the family had come in like "a regular family," but when their food came, she noticed they didn't give any to the boy.

"I asked them if something was wrong with the order because the food for the boy was missing," Carvalho told police in the video.

But the boy's step-father, who has since been identified as Timothy Wilson II, apparently told Carvalho that their son would be eating at home that night and that everything was fine.

"It was super strange to me," Carvalho said of the exchange. "I could see that he was super quiet and sad."

When the waitress noticed more worrying signs of abuse, including bruises and a large scratch on the boy's forehead, she decided to make a sign that read, "are you ok?"

She flashed the sign secretly behind the parents' backs so they couldn't see. At first, the boy nodded yes, "but he didn't convince me," Carvalho said.

She came back with another sign asking him if he needed any help.

"I showed him, and he nodded his head yes," Carvalho said. The waitress said she called 911 shortly after.

A police investigation into the family uncovered a suspected history of abuse.

Police told local news station WKMG that the boy had described being struck with a wooden broom, handcuffed, and was hung upside down from a door with ratchet straps tied around his ankles and neck.

WKMG also reported that the boy told police he didn't get to eat regularly as a form of punishment.

Wilson was arrested on January 6 and charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of child neglect.

The boy's mother, who has been identified as 31-year-old Kristen Swann, was also arrested on January 6 and faces two counts of child neglect for failing to report the abuse.

"By saying something when she saw something, Ms. Carvalho displayed courage and care for a child she had never even met before, and we're proud someone like Ms. Carvalho lives and works in our community," the Orlando Police Department said in a statement on their Facebook page.

Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S each year, according to a report by the National Children's Alliance. The latest data collected in 2018 showed that the most common form of child abuse was neglect.
 

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By saying something when she saw something, Ms. Carvalho displayed courage
Moral of the story.....See something say something......call the cops.
 

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Luv me a story with a happy ending.

http://www.yourdestinationnow.com/2021/02/north-carolina-boy-12-opens-fire-and.html


North Carolina boy, 12, opens fire and kills a home intruder, 19, who shot his 73-year-old grandmother in the leg

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A North Carolina man died on Saturday after he broke into the home of a 73-year-old woman and was fatally shot by her 12-year-old grandson who was trying to defend her.
Two masked robbers entered the home of Linda Ellis in Goldsboro at around 1am on Saturday, where they demanded money and shot the grandmother in the leg.
Ellis' grandson fired back at the two intruders in self-defense and they fled.
Khalil Herring, 19, was later found at an intersection a half block from the apartment.
He was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care where he later died of his injuries.
Police say they found evidence that Herring was one of the two masked men in the apartment.

'Preliminary evidence suggest Khalil Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery,' officials said in a statement.
'A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area'.
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Two masked men broke into Ellis' home in Goldsboro, North Carolina, at around 1am Saturday
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Ellis and suspect Khalil Herring were injured. Herring, 19, died of his injuries

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Ellis was also taken to the hospital where her family say she is in a good condition and expected to be released on Monday.
'They came in the house, I open the door, I open it, and they came in there,' Randolph Bunn, who is Ellis' son and the boy's grand-uncle, told ABC 11.
'One guy had a gun. They just put me down on the ground... [Ellis] was in the kitchen, I don't know why they shot her.
'[The intruder] just shot his grandma... He would have shot him too, he would've shot me too, he would've killed us all,' Bunn added of the 12-year-old boy's actions.

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Cops revealed in a statement that charges against the 12-year-old are not anticipated
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Ellis' great niece Chiquita Coley said the 12-year-old boy in 'holding up' after the shooting
Ellis' great niece Chiquita Coley added that she couldn't believe it when she received a call about the attempted robbery.
'My phone was constantly ringing, and ringing and ringing,' Coley said. 'I just couldn't believe she been shot because she's a good person.'
'Why would somebody come into her house and do this? It's got to stop,' she continued, adding that her aunt was much loved in the community.
'I don't know what they're thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it's got to stop.'
Charges are not expected to be brought against the 12-year-old, cops say, but the investigation is ongoing.
Coley said that the young boy and the rest of the family is 'holding it together'.
Police say they have yet to make any other arrests regarding the second suspect in the home invasion.
 

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trying to defend her.
Trying ? I say he succeeded very well.
Stopped that gene puddle, hopefully before any spread.
"Hey Martha take another deviate off "The Count".
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i wonder what his momma would say about him shooting someone else's momma...because we know what the other momma's son thought

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This isn't exactly "good news" but it contains no humans so nowadays, that's almost good news all by itself. Just God's creatures in nature going about their day using a fallen tree as a bridge.

Pennsylvania man captures all walks of life crossing log bridge (5 min 20 sec):​
Published on Aug 30, 2019 by WSLS 10​
 

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Here's some really good news. GIM will continue for at least another year. Thanks to all who support this sight and a special thanks to Scorpio for keeping the machinery running & for putting up with all of us. Also a word of thanks to the other Admins. and moderators......:thumbs up 2:
 

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We are good people.

 

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and...

like the Happy Birthday Song and any Copyright Laws...life just became more stupid
 

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This is funny. Having a beer in the shop this aft before starting dinner, my sweetie grabs the binoculars and looks at the pond. It's the largest it's ever been, maybe 6 or 7 acres in size. There's three friggin beaver in it!! Mowing down the bullrushes, building houses. Unbelievable!!
It's just a divet in the pasture, no inflow but runoff. How cool is that??? :2 thumbs up:
 

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It's just a divet in the pasture, no inflow

For now...... maybe this is the first step in the beavers plans!
 

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For now...... maybe this is the first step in the beavers plans!

I don't know what they think they're doing, there's no trees for them to chew down just open pasture. There's a badger out there too.
One year when my hubby was working way up N in a placer mine I got bored and lonely. Took a pic of the pasture and 'shopped in an alligator. Poor guy fell for it completely until I couldn't stop laughing.
 

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