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I guess everyone has seen the movie 'The Great Escape'.
This is about the tunnel.
It is awesome!
The animation alone is worth looking at, but the story of the tunnel is amazing.
Click on the link:



 Fish Story: Killer fish terrifies Britain - Crawls on land and survives out of water


A SAVAGE fish that eats everything it comes across, including people, has been hooked by a British fisherman — sparking fears of a deadly invasion.

The giant snakehead, originating from South-East Asia, has a mouth crammed with teeth.

It’s deadly in the water, but it can also “crawl” on land and survive out of water for up to four days.

The discovery of the fish in Linconshire, northern England, has caused widespread panic amongst conservationists and anglers.

An Environment Agency source told the Sun: “The reaction was, ‘Oh s***’. This is the ultimate invasive species - if it starts breeding here it’s a disaster.”

Andy Alder caught the snakehead in the River Witham while using a sprat as bait for pike. He told the Sun: “It had a gob full of razor-sharp teeth. To be honest it looked terrifying.”

It is believed the fish may have been smuggled in for an aquarium and illegally released.


A sealed envelope -

Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap.

The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm...)
Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords.

It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures:

Get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it.

Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze.

(wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for a few hours.

Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down.

The wax will fall out.
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully!

A damp rag, dipped in baking soda.

Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops

(like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry!

Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth

and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood.

Works every time! (Now, where to put the body? LOL)
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside

and horizontal for inside windows.

This way you can tell which side has the streaks..

Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean.

Don't wash windows on a sunny day.

They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room

to create a lovely light scent in each room when the light is turned on.
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and

your clothes will smell freshly washed for weeks to come.

You can also do this with towels and linen.
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer

for at least 3 hours prior to burning.
To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag

and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb

all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new!

Works like a charm!
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet,

simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water

to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stove top.
Spray your TUPPERWARE with non stick cooking spray

before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator

and it will keep for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to

help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and

rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Don't throw out all that leftover wine:

Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

(Left over wine? What's that?! :)
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites,

try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.
Ants, ants, ants everywhere .... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line.

So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor

or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors.

 It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers

or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter,

then pull it off.

Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily. ===========================================
Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer.

Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets,

wait twenty minutes, brush and flush.

The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous China.
Clean a vase.

To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet,

fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass
of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water,

drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour

(or longer, if necessary).
Unclog a drain.

Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets

down the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar.

Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.




Update on Joe Arpaio

Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

MaricopaCounty was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay. The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.  

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.

The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.

Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote. Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona) who created the 'Tent City Jail':

He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but 'G' movies. He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects. Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn't Get Sued For Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel. When asked why the weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot It's Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs.

He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value. When the inmates complained, he told them, 'This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton.....If You Don't Like It, Don't Come Back.'

He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the Associated Press Reports:
About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued Pink Boxer Shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 Degrees Inside The Week Before. Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

'It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,' Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. 'It's Inhumane.'

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: 'It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear, But They Didn't Commit Any Crimes,So Shut Your Damned Mouths!'

Way To Go, Sheriff!

Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona


Real-life 'Lassie' rescue in Richland



Faith, the service dog, phoned 911 and barked for help when her owner fell out of her wheelchair!


RICHLAND -- Faith the service dog phoned 911 when her owner fell out of her wheelchair and barked urgently into the receiver until a dispatcher sent help.

Then the 4-year-old Rottweiler unlocked the front door so the responding police officer could come in.

"I sensed there was a problem on the other end of the 911 call," said dispatcher Jenny Buchanan, who answered the call from Faith.

"The dog was too persistent in barking directly into the phone receiver," Buchanan said at Benton County's Southeast Communications Center. "I knew she was trying to tell me something."

Faith is trained to summon help by pushing a speed-dial button on the phone with her nose after taking the receiver off the hook, said her owner, Leana Beasley, 45, who suffers grand mal seizures.

Guided by experts at the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound, Beasley helped train Faith herself.

"She's a real trouper," Beasley said last week.

The day of the fall, Faith "had been acting very clingy, wanting to be touching me all day long," Beasley said.

The dog, whose sensitive nose can detect changes in Beasley's body chemistry, is trained to alert her owner to impending seizures before they happen.

But that wasn't what was happening Sept. 7, and Faith apparently wasn't sure how to communicate the problem.

During Beasley's subsequent three-week hospital stay, doctors determined her liver was not properly processing her medication for the seizures.

"So my whole system was not working right," she said.

Faith "was just very concerned," Beasley recalled. "She wouldn't let me out of her sight. She wanted to be touchy-feely."

After her adult son left for the graveyard shift, Beasley tried to go to sleep. But Faith kept jumping up on the bed, which is off limits.

"It's kind of hard to sleep when you've got an 80-pound dog running around in circles on your bed," she said.

So Beasley got up and checked to make sure all the doors were locked and that there was no one outside.

She made another attempt at sleep, but Faith would have none of it. "Within five minutes she was doing the same thing all over again."

So Beasley got up again and decided to make some hot chocolate.

The last thing she remembers is reaching for the teakettle.

"I didn't feel anything," she said. "I just went unconscious."

After the call from Faith, Buchanan dispatched Richland police Cpl. Scott Morrell. He arrived to see Faith and her predecessor, now-retired service dog Bronson, peering at him from Beasley's front window.

Morrell knocked, and then realized the door was unlocked.

"Faith had already opened the door for him," Beasley said.

The dog has been trained to recognize police officers, firefighters and medical personnel as "special friends with cookies."

Inside, Morrell found Beasley on the kitchen floor -- unconscious after striking her head in the fall and suffering a seizure -- and called for medical assistance.

Faith watched intently while a paramedic tended Beasley and at one point tried to tell him that another seizure was imminent.

He didn't recognize the signal, but minutes later, "Boom, I went into another seizure," Beasley said.

She woke up in the hospital several days later. Faith joined her after her transfer to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Walla Walla.

Authorities learned about Faith's intervention when Beasley stopped by to thank Buchanan and Morrell after her release from the hospital.