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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesdays Information from me to you...





Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you'll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with ... enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.

Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!!

No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.
Thank you Susan From Writing From the Heart.

INTERESTED IN AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

Thanks Angela from West Virginia's Treasures. 

 



A tale about Shooting Stars from NASA. Thank you Sharon N. VERY INTERESTING!

TEN AWESOME MacGyver Tricks - Thanks Life Hacker



Tagging a Gun Owner's Vehicle

If you own a gun and therefore go to gun ranges or gun shops, you might want to read the attached and keep this in mind…..and share the word with your friends/family.

TAGGING GUN OWNERS VEHICLES PSA WARNING 
Gun lovers public service announcement: While I was in a Texas gun store today, my car was tagged on the wheel in the parking lot. The gangs do this on wheels or bumpers at gun stores, shooting ranges, gun shows etc. Later when you are parked at a restaurant, hotel, or other location that’s less well guarded or under video surveillance, other gang members spot the marker and break into the car for a quick gun grab. This is so RAMPANT in San Antonio where we were for a National shoot this summer, the Sheriff of Bexar County came out to brief the 400 participants of our competition. Too bad three teams had already been victimized the first day. This is the first I’ve heard of this in Texas. 

Please pass this info along to your 2nd amendment list. Daily check your car, truck or motor home for unusual painted dots, marks, check marks or other strange looking symbols that are not normal to your type vehicle. It could prevent you from being a victim of robbery, or even save your life if you catch the thief in the act. 

This next comment from a Gun Site instructor: 

I don’t know how widespread this is becoming, but the info regarding the NSCA Nationals in San Antonio is correct, as all of us who compete in sporting clays know. Competitors there were having their vehicles marked with a small adhesive dot on the rear license plate or rear bumper, then followed for miles and having their vehicles quickly and efficiently broken in to when parked for lunch etc. 

Some crews were working the parking lot at the Nationals itself. 27 high end shotguns were taken there recently. They know when 1400 shooters with high $ competition guns are in town. 

BTW I shot with a young man who was trying out a new gun at the Nationals. He and his father lost all their guns and equipment while making a quick stop for lunch at a BBQ place in Corpus Christi the month before.

Thank you Sharon.
 

My Disclaimer - these are forwards sent to me - and I am sharing them with you!


THE LAUGH: 




THE LIFT:

"Train yourself to listen to that small voice that tells us what's important and what's not." ~ Sue Grafton


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53 comments:

Laurie said...

wow, thats some disturbing info, this world just keeps getting more violent, what the heck is going on with us that our children would become so evil,
I'm glad you hada few chuckles at the end of this post, it helps to make the medicine go down ( the bad news bits),

Cranberry Morning said...

And why is it that people think criminals can't get guns??? If guns are taken from law-abiding citizens, criminals are the only ones who WILL have guns.

Young people don't have enough work to do. Maybe if they were employed they wouldn't be out creating these bombs. Too bad the administration doesn't worry more about job creation instead of creating takers and users.

Cathy said...

Some of this I had heard and some of it I haven't. Good info to know though. Really like some of the McGyver tips. We use the over the door organizer on vacations. When there are 4 of us in 1 room, it really helps with the bathroom essentials.

Love the cat comic! Makes me laugh.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the cat cartoon - that is too hilarious!! ( :

as for putting anything in the mailbox you are immediately committing a FEDERAL CRIME ... & in big trouble. never understand why folks do that. you hit a mail box, take mail, hit the mailbox with a base ball bat ... whatever it may be - in other words DON'T do it!!! a big no, no!!! ) :

Jeanie said...

It is really disturbing to hear about the horrible things people can think up to do to other people. Thanks for the info.

TARYTERRE said...

Scary for sure. But you can never be too careful in this day and age.

Sandee said...

What are we becoming as a nation? This is sad all around. If one of my kids did this type of thing they wouldn't be able to sit down for a week. Parents...teach your children to be civil and respectful.

As for the gun thieves? They found a way to make money off those that work hard. Plain and simple.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

The Lift. That is just what i need to have read today Sandie,

Living in Europe , i am sure that you are aware, that we have totally different views on gun laws that America have.
If we were even found with a gun in our car it would be jail.
Anyway.. politics...Its just so sad what is happenening.
thanks for sharing.
val x

Shalet Jimmy said...


"Train yourself to listen to that small voice that tells us what's important and what's not." ~ Sue Grafton

Thanks for this...

Granny Annie said...

I'm sure the recipe for those bottle bombs can be found elsewhere on the internet, but it is disturbing to see it shared.

I think tagging homes or cars of gun owners is a good thing. More likely to keep the criminals away. They are more likely to take a chance where they know there is NOT a gun than where they know there is one.

mail4rosey said...

Ugh to the car markings, and double ugh to the drano combo in bottles. Both are so ridiculous.

My husband always says if people would put as much effort into positive things as they do stupid ones, the world would be a much better place. I agree.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I had to google the plastic bottle thing and its true. So sad what our world is coming to. Thank you for the heads up.

barbara l. hale said...

LOL! I'll never think of shooting stars in the same way again. And those tips are really clever. I may try some.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'll pass the info about the bottle along. That's scary. Good info here and thanks for the laugh at the end!

My Journey With Candida said...

What in the world is up with the kids today? Bombs and Guns!!

TexWisGirl said...

the vehicle tagging is interesting and organized.

the bottle bombs are just terrible.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. love the new photo - it looks great!

These nasty ideas are awful .. what on earth are we teaching our kids ..

Thanks for the warning .. I doubt I'll come across it .. but it's good to know ..

Cheers Hilary

Ginny said...

Lots of good info here, I do wonder about some...I am staying a mile away from trashed bottles now!

Betsy Adams said...

Great info, Sandie... I had read about the bottle situation --and it really is scary. Thanks for the reminder... Don't know what is going on with our country and the kids these days... Scary!!!!

Thanks for another great post...
Hugs,
Betsy

Say What? said...

Wow. So much meanness going on in this world these days. I just wonder how much more our Lord is going to put up with.

Thanks for the good info. We just can't be too careful these days.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is such a scary world. Good heads up and interesting about the tagging cars at gun shows, etc.

hugs, Linda

Terri said...

Oh my gosh- that's just pure D meanness! Why would anyone do such a thing? Love the quote..I am a die-hard Grafton fan.

linda eller said...

The empty bottle situation had already hit here, but I say again, tragedy for people unknowning. Glad you reminded us again.

Eva Ason said...

That's just a crazy thing to do, with these bottles. It's sad to see how the world is these days....

LL Cool Joe said...

The cat photo made me laugh!

I'm hoping the bottle trick doesn't catch on here in the UK. Or it may have done and I just haven't seen it. Fortunately we don't have mailboxes here either.

Debbie Jones said...

Wow, very interesting and troubling too - except the last thing which is too funny. Enjoy your week!

Nancy said...

I have heard of this draino thing and it's horrible...I just don't know what some kids are thinking....

I didn't know about the cars being marked at guy stores but then I don't often frequent a gun store.....not one of my regular shopping stops.....

The kiddie is cute....Simon got a laugh out of that one...

Paula said...

We watch the news from San Antonio every day and must have missed this. I need to pass this on to my daughters as they are both into guns now. Thanks. The Drano thing is certainly scary too. So far we've only had beer bottles in our yard.

Ms. A said...

I hope you don't mind if I copy and paste that plastic bottle info and send it to my hubby. He's ALWAYS picking up trash.

nancygrayce said...

It is very disturbing to know about those plastic bottles and marking cars to steal guns! What is wrong with people???

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You wouldn't believe what I found in my yard a couple of weeks ago. I went out after dark and used a stick to throw it back over the fence.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is horrifying about those bottles, and so crazy about the tagging! Thanks for the heads up.

XO,

Sheila

Blondee said...

Sad when kids think seriously harming other people is entertainment. :(

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Dolores said...

We have so many things to be careful about now-a-days.... makes me sad!

My dog is the one who 'farts' in our family and lays there so innocently as I'm gasping for breath.

Gina said...

Oh how awful! Where do kids get these insane ideas? Thanks for sharing...my hubby is always picking up stray trash from the lawn or curb. I'll be sure to tell him.

Jim said...

The bottle thing is for real, Sandie. I am not sure how sensitive they are but they do explode easily.
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Jill said...

Bottle bombs made me crazy!

Terri D. said...

I've heard that about the bottles with drano and foil. Scary stuff. Also scary that your car could be marked while at a shooting range. Thanks for the information!

Dee said...

Why oh why do people want to hurt innocent people for kicks. It makes me so sad. The info from the video will definitely make me look differently at shooting stars..LOL The cat has me laughing...they are just like that.... naughty.LOL

Kat said...

That is unbelievable. I had no idea about the bottles. Thanks so much for alerting us.

jack69 said...


good read with some timely info. I always pick up a tid bit of helpful info here. Today it is the Sue Grafton Quote, great insight.

((HUGS)) from North Carolina

Tweedles -- that's me said...

No need for cars to be tagged here---
people drive around with rifles in their back window -= mounted- so everyone already know.
love
tweedles

Susan said...

Lots of good information today, Sandie. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Linda Primmer said...

You have some of the best tips arounds. Always an enjoyment and informative.

I will keep you posted on what's happening with me.
Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated. I have another doctor appointment tomorrow.

Decadent Housewife said...

That bottle thing is just unreal. Too much time on the hands.

Sharon said...

Some very interesting, and scary, information. I am always a bit dismayed at how clever and devious bad people can be.

Thankfully, this world is NOT my home.

And in the end, the ultimate good guy, Jesus, wins.

GOD BLESS!

Rob-bear said...

Well, now I know how to make a bomb. Thanks, Sandie.

The NASA Talk is from Col. Chris Hadfield. He is a Canadian, former fighter jet pilot, and currently the Commander of the International Space Station. He knows his stuff! And he has, on several occasions, talked to school children from space while he is up there.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Pondside said...

Last weekend, in Nanaimo, a 70 year old man picked up a bottle that was on his driveway and it exploded in his hands, seriously injuring his face and hands. We haven't yet heard what the bottle was, but it sounds suspiciously like it might have been what you've described.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

The shooting poo stars was funny...........

Some kids are so bloody stupid or sick or have an evil vein running through them.......

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I had no idea that kids were doing this...so so sad and pathetic.

Ann said...

had no idea about the plastic bottle thing. I'll certainly think twice before picking on up from now on.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my, those bottle sound terrible. I will pass that information on. Also I will pass on the gun information. My husband and SIL never have a gun in their car and if they go to the shooting range they will not make any stops.